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mick Letts
20-11-2004, 8:35 PM
I have traced one of my ancestors back to Long Buckby born circa 1800 ish. Need some info please for a Martin Letts,father of William who was born 1820(husband of Ann Eales-married on 5/1/1843).

Terry Forman
02-07-2005, 4:51 AM
Hi Mick,
My wife`s ancestor was also Martin Letts,married"Charlotte" and had Children:Ann ,Born Norton 1818,Sarah Ann,born Whilton1821,Selina,born Whilton 1826and Charlotte,born Whilton1823? No trace of William though!
Could they be the same? Incidentally, another branch of my wife`s family leads back to the Letts at Yelvertoft in the 1760`s,but so far cannot find a link. Regards Terry

Jane Aires
25-08-2005, 7:50 PM
Hi Mick!

I have Letts and Eales from Long Buckby.

I have Ann Eales born there on 31 January 1821, and baptised on 18 November 1821. She was the daughter of William Eales and Rebecca Coleman. Her father had a sister named Hannah who was my 3rd great grandmother.

I don't have a marriage for Ann as yet, but the dates are right for her to be the one you are after!

I do have a Fred Letts who was born about 1838. He married (1) Louisa Capell of Long Buckby and (2) Adelaide Salisbury of Barby, Northants and all their children were born in Long Buckby. Sadly, I don't know who Fred or Louisa's parents were yet!

If this is of interest to you please email me on jane.aires@ntlworld.com

Best wishes


sandy hall
14-01-2006, 4:11 PM
HI all
On the Northants Marriage Index
Long Buckby P.C.
05-Jan 1843
William LETTS otp, bachelor, of full age, labourer, father Martin, labourer
Ann EALES otp, spinster, of full age, father William, labourer


Rod Neep
14-01-2006, 5:09 PM
I had a moment to spare, so I thought I would look for the LETTS people in Long Buckby in the 1841 census. There are lots! And these are just the main village, not in the nearby hamlets.

Two families, and then lots of odd ones living with other households.

From the new Archive CD Books CD (http://www.parishchest.com/en-gb/dept_2416.html)of the 1841 Northamptonshire census

Rod Neep
14-01-2006, 5:17 PM
Father, Martin LETTS isn't in the main village at the time of the census, but with a bit of searching I'm sure that he will be found somewhere close by, as he was still alive in 1843 at the time of his son's marriage.


tony vines
14-01-2006, 11:12 PM
Good bit of marketing Rod:D. I didn't see the annnouncement

I've ordered my copy.


Jane Aires
17-01-2006, 10:53 AM
Sandy & Rod

Where would we be without you?!!

Thank you!

Jane x

Marilyn P
21-01-2006, 9:01 PM
We have only one Martin Letts in the Northants marriage index.

Martin Billingham LETTS otp, bachelor
Charlotte PAGE otp, spinster
1816 18-Nov at Norton

Seems to be the correct one though


sandy hall
24-01-2006, 1:17 AM
Hi Jane

It is Alan Clarke and Marilyn that you should thank not us. !!!!!!!!! We just use their source although always stating where it comes from. Now Marilyn is here no need for me to assist with Marriage Look ups.

Cheers Sandy

Jane Aires
29-01-2006, 2:36 PM
Thanks Marilyn! I have that marriage now as I was given your wonderful CD as a present! Keep up the good work!


Liz Howard
07-03-2006, 11:09 PM
I have a Samuel Letts in Long Buckby, who in 1862 was married to Frances Warren.

Given the large number of Letts families in LB there may be no connection with your lot - but these were shoemakers, like about half the population there at tha time.

Liz H

Jane Aires
15-03-2006, 4:06 PM
Hi Liz

I can't tie in your Letts family yet - but I'm pretty sure they are all linked somewhere along the line!

Will update this forum if I can find the link!!!

Best wishes

Jane Aires

15-03-2006, 9:41 PM
I have both Letts and Eales in my tree....
heres what I have if its any use to you.

Albert Eales b abt 1858 Inton Berkshire, married Mary Jane Amos 25 Oct 1894 Baptist Church, Long Buckby, Northampton
Mabel b abt 1897 Long Buckby
Ernest b abt 1898 Long Buckby

(Mary Amos would be my 2nd Cousin 2x removed -- Amos is the surname im more interested in)

Thomas Letts bap 7 Apr 1799 Barby, Northampton, married Elizabeth Amos 11 Mar 1838 Parish Church Of Kilsby Northampton. Elizabeth b 1813 Long Buckby
children....all born in Barby Northants
William b 1839 - (do have childrens names if required)
Thomas b 1841
Sarah b 1848
Joseph Thomas b 1852 - d 1852
Elizabeth Ann b 1855

Hope this is of some help. Would love to know if anyone has any Amos' in their trees
all the best

15-03-2006, 9:43 PM
sorry forgot to add I have Thomas Letts' parents and children if you would like those too.

11-04-2006, 4:35 AM
I was reading Mick Letts' posting yesterday due to the fact my wife has a Great Grandfather Robert Letts. You can imagine my surprise when I got to Ron's scan of the 1841 census and there was a Robert Letts of about the right age. I checked the marriage registration I have for Robert and sure enough one of the witnesses was Susan Letts, showen as the youngest girl in the family, in this 1841 census. What with his Father's name, Mother's name, his age and then Susanna, a preponderance of the evidence suggests this is the right family. THANKS Ron. I will be looking to buy this CD from the Canada store.