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Offline Suttonrog

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Re: Lace makers from Nottingham
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 02 February 08 00:00 GMT (UK) »
One of my ancestors was William Branson, lacemaker of Calais originally from Nottinghamshire then Australia

He left a lot of papers and his story and why the lacemakers had to move from Calais are told at

Very good site a good read for anyone who had a lace maker in the family.


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Re: Lace makers from Nottingham
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 03 February 08 21:49 GMT (UK) »

Just to say the book by Felkin is also an essential if you have not seen it.

Notts: Burrows, Comery, Foster, Beeson, Haynes, Swan.  Derbys: Burrows, Comery, Smith  Lincs: King.  Warks & Salop: Swan, Duffy.  Dublin: Duffy, Geraghty, Burgess.  Monmouth: Lewis

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Ancestors of Nathan Knight and Emma Skeavington
« Reply #11 on: Monday 19 October 09 02:43 BST (UK) »
My ancestors are also Nathan Knight (born 11 Jul 1806, Sibley, Leicestershire)  married Emma Skeavington (09 Nov 1810, Ilkeston, Derbyshire) on 14 Nov 1831, St Mary, Dover, Kent .  I have hit a brick wall with further research of Nathan's parents etc.  Their son Augustus Charles Knight is my 3x G/Father.  Would be great if we could touch base.

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Re: Lace makers from Nottingham
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 20 October 09 09:53 BST (UK) »
Hi Elkecee

We certainly do share a 3xggrandfather!
It would be great to make contact - have sent you a PM.

Looking forward to making contact

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