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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Family History Societies in Sussex

    Family History Societies exist to support and promote genealogical research. They are very useful resources in providing help, access to others researching the same surname or area and many also publish transcripts and indexes of records which can be purchased in different formats and may be...

    Started by Geoffers‎, 22-10-2008 8:32 PM
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  1. Local knowledge sought

    I'm trying to decipher an 1861 Census entry for Cavendish Smith in Durham (yes, I'm aware this is the page for Sussex) but on the Ancestry transcription he's down as Cavindish Smith born in Arbroath Sussex. I've been to the Arbroath where the smokies come from but I can't find an Arbroath in Sussex...

    Started by The Tank‎, 23-05-2012 8:35 PM
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  2. St Leonards residents; Collyer & Lazenby

    I am trying to find information on Evelina Collyer (died 1952) and Dorothy Lazenby (died 1982). I believe neither ladies married or had children. Evelina moved to Sussex possibly from Lowestoft, Suffolk but when? I wondered if there was anyone out there who knew them personally? They lived on Knoll...

    Started by DebbieLou‎, 07-05-2012 9:30 PM
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  3. 11 deaths in 16 years

    I'm looking at a William Pescod (Peskett) married to an Ann, who in the Midhurst PR's lost 11 of their children in the time frame of 1743-1759. They were:William 1743, William 1744, Mary 1748, William 1749, Mary 1750, Elizabeth 1751, Ann 1751, Philip 1754, Philip 1755, James 1758 and William 1759....

    Started by limeyrr‎, 13-04-2012 10:13 PM
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  4. Pettett family

    Hello all, I'm Mike Pettett and have been gathering info on my family for some time. I'm looking for any information about ancestors of James Pettett, born in 1819 or 1818 in Ore (v. close to Hastings), married Charlotte Robins born about 1821 in Rotherhithe or Greenwich, Kent. James was a master...

    Started by PettettMG‎, 03-08-2008 8:17 PM
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  5. E.Grinstead Records

    Are there any Parish Records for East Grinstead -other than St.Swithun available? I've looked at E.Grinstead (St.Swithun) on Internet & they don't seem to have the Family members I need to see there. In all censuses my x 3 Gt.G'Father mentions E.Grinstead as his place of birth, can't quite line...

    Started by Waitabit‎, 11-03-2012 3:18 AM
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  6. Question Surname interest: Gardener

    I am seeking information on James Gardener bn 1839 Ewhurst Sussex. He married Ann ? bn 1843 Thurlow Suffolk and had 3 children: Annie A bn 1873, James E bn 1877 and Lilley E bn 1880 all in Norwood Surrey Or any information about any other family members Many thanks Elizabeth

    Started by EAWarren‎, 31-01-2005 3:06 PM
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    29-02-2012, 10:45 PM Go to last post
  7. Glovers of Eastbourne

    Does anyone have any information about William John Glover who died in Eastbourne 1952? Is he in your tree? Was he married/have children?

    Started by topo60‎, 15-02-2012 2:20 PM
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  8. ADams family

    Charles Henry William Adams b.abt 1847 brighton married to Jane geall b.1847 brighton They had 3 children no other info on this family help Thanks

    Started by REVSSS‎, 10-02-2012 2:09 AM
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    10-02-2012, 2:52 AM Go to last post
  9. Brighton marriage

    The Gentleman's Magazine for 1826 indicates the marriage on December 6 of "At Brighton, F.P.M. Myers, esq. to Mary Anna,dau. of the late Capt. Henry Duncan,R.N." How do I find out which church records to look at (assuming it was a church marriage)? "F.P.M Myers" should be "J.P.M. Myers". Thanks...

    Started by DBCoup‎, 02-12-2011 1:02 AM
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  10. Luke Ford b 1813 Ripe.

    Can someone please confirm the entry I found in Family Search? Luke Ford, bapt 28 Nov 1813, Ripe Sussex - father Thomas Ford, mother Mary. The baptisms in the parish register I consulted on film in Brighton History Library ceased at the beginning of that year. There were a number of Fords,...

    Started by FredP‎, 16-10-2011 2:35 PM
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  11. 1841 & 1861 census look up please Tolhurst & Barden

    Hi Folks, could some one please look up the 1841 and 1861 census returns for William Tolhurst born 1850 in Lamberhurst and Edward Barden born 1846 born in Ticehurst I keep geting Kent and East Sussex up for the countys but I think it is now Sussex?? Many thanks Pajero

    Started by pajero‎, 26-02-2007 7:41 AM
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  12. HELP !! GURR / STIMSON Family Info needed

    Hi - Can anyone out there shed some light on the GURR & STIMSON families from the Sussex area. I am more interested in a lady called Louisa STIMSON who was allegedly born in 1902 in Hastings,Sussex. I cannot find any birth info on her whatsoever including scouring the BMD Indexes from 1900 onwards...

    Started by genfind‎, 09-02-2006 9:31 AM
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  13. Smile 1841 census of Durrington and area

    Does anyone have this 1841 census to show Henry and Harriet HENSON living there as some of their children were b. or chris. in Durrington include Stephen 1837 , Francis 1840 ,Edgar 1842 and Ellen 1845. 3 previous children were baptised in West Tarring ...Mary Ann in 1830, Jonathan in 1832 and...

    Started by Dorothy‎, 28-12-2004 8:46 PM
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  14. Five years in hell in a country parish

    I am trying to find a book written by the infamous rector of Rusper, Rev Synnott in Sussex in the 1920s entitled 'Five years in hell in a country parish'. It would appear that most online book sellers simply do not have the book in stock and I wonder whether any forum members with an interest in...

    Started by Treehugger‎, 11-05-2011 7:11 AM
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  15. How old is the"Majestic Hotel" Eastbourne?

    This hotel stands at 26-34 Royal Parade, Eastbourne on what was previously the site of a row of Apartment Houses. The one that was located at #34 was operated in partnership by a lady who is of immense interest to me. This was in 1911. When did the Hotel get built and what became of the owners of...

    Started by Colin Rowledge‎, 22-03-2011 10:25 PM
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  16. Marriage Look Up Brighton

    Could someone please try to find a marriage for me please its a Janet Emery and it should be sometime in the 1970s sorry dont know her husbands name Kind regards Sue

    Started by Tabby‎, 26-03-2011 8:20 PM
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  17. Stedman/Steadman

    My Gt grandfather was born George Stedman (or Steadman) 29/6/1863 in Worth Sussex. He was the youngest child of James Stedman & Betsy Holman. His parents died within months of one another when he was about 2 years old, leaving him and his siblings to grow up in Cuckfield Union Workhouse. He can...

    Started by sue2white‎, 01-11-2009 5:52 PM
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  18. (Brighton) Parish Register look up please

    If it is at all possible I need to see the signature of the Groom on a marriage entry (not shown on the certificate). The wedding took place at St Peters Church 1st June 1920 between William John Glover and Helen Dorothy Robinson. I have reason to believe both parties remarried without divorcing...

    Started by topo60‎, 21-03-2011 12:40 PM
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  19. Pettett and Geage Families in Australia

    Hi, Looking for any info on ancestors of Alfred Pettett and Caroline Geage. Both arrived in Australia around 1853 with their 2 year old daughter named Caroline Blanche Pettett (could have first name (Eliza ?) Daughter was my husbands G/grandmother and died in Australia in 1933. She was born in...

    Started by lawsue‎, 27-02-2011 8:57 AM
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  20. Henry T. Pettett - Ancestors

    I have hit the brick wall for several years with regard to parents, grandparents of my GG grandfather, Henry T. Pettett, b. 11/9/1813 in Rye, d, 2/1/1892, Dwight, Illinois, USA, m. Mary Ann Standen, 11/7/1836, Hollington. Children: James Henry Pettett, b, 12/24/1838, Hollington, d, 4/20/1844,...

    Started by Pettetthg‎, 03-09-2006 6:05 AM
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    11-03-2011, 3:59 AM Go to last post

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