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Offline dave hart38

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Farming around Whittlesey
« on: Saturday 17 June 06 10:11 BST (UK) »
hi,
I am researching the HART family, who lived and worked around the WHITTLESEY area. It appears they were heavily into farming in the 1700-1950 period. Does anyone have any info on farm names etc.  I know it is a shot in the dark, but any info would be greatly appreciated.

thanks. Dave Hart
hart - whittlesey cambs
finn - grantham/peterborough
lilley- thorney/ lincs/cambs
davison lincs/cambs

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Re: farming around whittlesey
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 21 June 06 01:01 BST (UK) »
Hi dave

A member "behindthefrogs" put me on to this website which is of trade/town directories online. You can search Cambridgeshire Whittlesey / Whittlesea region for the name HART or read the intro paragraphs on the town which has some intersting info on the farming and area including lord of manor etc. If your ancestors are not actually listed in a directory, the major farms are ususally listed under gentry and clergy beside the names of the resident lord or farm manager.

http://www.historicaldirectories.org/hd/index.asp

These directories are also great for locating ancestors in the trades.

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Re: farming around whittlesey
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 24 June 06 06:31 BST (UK) »
Great.

Thanks  Sue.

Take care
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lilley- thorney/ lincs/cambs
davison lincs/cambs

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Re: farming around whittlesey
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 05 July 06 09:25 BST (UK) »
Currently there is:

Bassenhally Farm
Manor Farm
Two Barns Farm


Nearby (nearer Coates) are:
Bank Farm
Park Farm

Hope this helps.
Andrew Martin
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Re: farming around whittlesey
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 18 October 06 19:21 BST (UK) »
im from the area and ,my uncle is a farmer and his family have been for years i can ask him if you wish if he knows what farms the hart family worked he may know.i also know that there is still harts in the area as i know a few of them.i could always ask them if you wish to see if they are from the family that farmed the area i know they dont now but it could bethe same family
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Re: Farming around Whittlesey
« Reply #5 on: Monday 30 October 06 18:34 GMT (UK) »
Sorry for the delay in replying, problems with the computer. If you could ask i would be very grateful. My grandad was a farmer, and i have a few bits and pieces on other ancestors, but not a great deal of detail. I shall give you my direct e-mail if that would be easier..... davehart38@hotmail.com

Cheers for now,

Dave Hart ;)
hart - whittlesey cambs
finn - grantham/peterborough
lilley- thorney/ lincs/cambs
davison lincs/cambs

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Re: Farming around Whittlesey
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 12 May 07 18:27 BST (UK) »
Andrew,

I know it has been a while..........1 year................. But do you have any more info on BASSENHALLY farm. I have a postcard sent to my grandfather in 1914 while he was in the war.
The message says........."all the best from all from BASSENHALLY "
I was wondering if I could find out who it was from..........
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Thanks for your time....................
hart - whittlesey cambs
finn - grantham/peterborough
lilley- thorney/ lincs/cambs
davison lincs/cambs

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Re: Farming around Whittlesey
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 12 May 07 18:35 BST (UK) »
hi
i have asked my aunt and she was going to speak to friends and families in the farming community,but to be honest i havent spoken to her for a while.im hoping to see her this coming weekend and i will ask her if she found out anything for me,if she has i will let you know.her husbands family have farmed the area for years so im hoping maybe he will know something.i will let you know.was it you who was trying to find out about the hart family to?if so i spoke to my aunt about them to and she asked my uncle and he seems to think that one of the hart family married into his family and he was going to ask his mother again i will ask when i see him this weekend
              sorry ive been unable to find anything as yet
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speechley,lakey,ayres,anker,bedford -cambs and huntingdon
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Re: Farming around Whittlesey
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 05 July 07 16:04 BST (UK) »
Andrew,

I know it has been a while..........1 year................. But do you have any more info on BASSENHALLY farm. I have a postcard sent to my grandfather in 1914 while he was in the war.
The message says........."all the best from all from BASSENHALLY "
I was wondering if I could find out who it was from..........
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Thanks for your time....................

Hi Dave,

Sorry, this isnt part of my research, I was just reading a map i'm afraid!

My advice though, would be to have a look at the 1901 census for Whittlesey and see who is noted as living/working there.

That would hopefully provide a possible name.
Andrew Martin
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Researching: BABBIDGE, BAILEY, BARBER, BARKER, BISHOP, BOULTER, BOWERS, BRIGHTWELL, BURNELL, CLARKE, COOPER, CROSS, DEWEY, DEWSBURY, FLOWER, FREEMAN, GAWTHROP, GIDDINGS, GIGNER, GILBERT, GILLIONS, GOLTRIP, GOTHARD, HARRISON, HAWKINS, IRONS, JEFFERY, LEVITT, MARTIN, MODEN, NEWMAN, NEWELL, ONG, TALL, TAYLOR, TINGEY, WHITEHEAD, YARROW.