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Middlesbrough, EnglandPosted by satch at 5:15PM on 7th December, 2013. (86.168.xxx.xxx)
Hi, I have not used the site for some time!! I have hit a stumbling block with my family tree. Stuck with William Hal? Hale ??? Born in 1759, Known as William Halls - Sargeant. William was my 3 times G Grandfather. His parents were possibly a Joseph and Mary though Rebecka Halls has not been ruled out as his birth mother. The Sargeants lived in Hundon and my grandad Shepherd and his brothers Joseph and Thomas migrated North, presumably for work. They were still living in Hundon in 1871 and Shepherd married my grandmother Elizabeth Braddy from Cowlinge on Boxing Day 1878 in North Ormesby parish church. If anyone can do a look up for me in Parish records or has any information I will be very grateful.
Many thanks, Satch
Hemel Hempstead, United KingdomPosted by sparklingsilver at 1:42PM on 1st December, 2013. (80.47.xxx.xxx)
Is there someone familiar with parish records for St. Mary the Virgin, Havering, willing to help me? JOHN COLE BAKER was a Vinegar Merchant with premises at Bermondsey, London. He was buried at Haverhill, Suffolk, on 7 October, 1836, and his will, proved on 31st October, 1836, states gentleman of Haverhill, Suffolk. He does not appear to have had children but names his wife Mary Jemima -------- and his sister Ann Harman. His sister, Ann, married a Charles Harman, of Fleet Street, London, at Bocking, Essex, at which John was a witness, in the same time frame that my ancestor, Elizabeth Baker, was baptised there in 1790. What I am trying to establish is whether the Baker family were originally of Haverhill.
I would be very grateful if someone could tell me whether or not John Cole Baker and his sisters Ann and Rachel were baptised at St. Mary’s, Haverhill, and whether his marriage to Mary Jemima -------- took place there as well. On his death his age is given as 63 so his birth likely to be about 1772/3. Thank you for taking the time to read my message.
Swadlincote, EnglandPosted by LouiseB at 4:01PM on 30th November, 2013. (86.169.xxx.xxx)
Oooh, thank you Willow. According to my records, the John Farrant who married Ann Rooks was the son of Matthew Farrant and Mary Beavis. Matthew was baptised on 17 March 1734/5 (Julian calendar still at that point), the son of George Ferrand who married Elizabeth Sorrell in Jan 1720/1. So... Mary Nunn and John Farrant junior were distant cousins.
Sadly, I couldn\'t get any further back than George and Elizabeth. I wonder if anyone else has done?
haverhill, englandPosted by willow at 6:54PM on 28th November, 2013. (176.248.xxx.xxx)
Hi Louise, this is what I have for the line going back from Sarah 1791, of course I could be so wrong as there are so many Farrants brn around the same time with the same names as you have found out.
George Farrand brn c1700 married Elizabeth Sorrell 13/01/1720 in Haverhill, they had a son Thomas who was brn 1728 who married Mary Stearns 12/11/1749 in Haverhill, they had a son John bpt 21/07/1754 in Haverhill who married Elizabeth Pettitt 28/20,1788.
I believe John Farrant who was married to Mary Iron and then to Mary Nunn was brn 1775 and that he was a soldier for six yrs. His father was John farrant who married Ann Rookes, at the time of Johns bpt which was 08/02/1795,it is written\"son of John and Ann( Rookes) soldier Cambridgeshire Militia and they were living in St Botolph Haverhill.
As far as I am aware my own tree starts with Elizabeth Sorrell and George Farrand as a lot of others do
Please double check as its so easy to put the wrong person in
Hope this will help you.
Swadlincote, EnglandPosted by LouiseB at 10:24PM on 25th November, 2013. (86.183.xxx.xxx)
Hi Willow - given that Robert, son of James and Sarah and Letitia, daughter of Mary and John Farrant were first cousins, I don\'t think the relationship you describe is out of the question.
Because I wasn\'t certain about Sarah\'s parentage I didn\'t trace the John Farrant who married Elizabeth Pettit. I would be interested to see how he fits in with the other Farrant families.
Ely, United KingdomPosted by Bebe at 8:51PM on 23rd November, 2013. (86.137.xxx.xxx)
Yes Willow- the record office very quickly responded to my email and I was able to search Electoral registers for 1918 and 1929. I found them living at Coupals Cottage in 1929. I am very pleased it was a positive result! :)
haverhill, englandPosted by willow at 7:12PM on 23rd November, 2013. (176.248.xxx.xxx)
Hello Louise, I can not say for sure which Sarah Farrant married James Nunn,I have looked through my files and I have a ? mark against Sarah daughter of John Farrant and Elizabeth Pettitt with James name also there , I have the same problem with George Farrant who is also the son of John Farrant and his first wife Phillis Pearman I believe George is my 3x great granddad who was brn 1779 and married Ann Granger, but can not be 100%.
George and Ann had a son George who I believe married Elizabeth Backler, they had a son George who married Sally Iron, whose father Robert was the brother of Mary Iron wife of John Farrant who ran two families, Mary Irons childrens family,s became Iron.
If Sarah Farrant daughter of John and Elizabeth did marry James Nunn then she and my 3 x great grand dad have the same father.
I have heard from two other people that they believe this is the Sarah who married James Nunn.
haverhill, englandPosted by willow at 4:59PM on 23rd November, 2013. (176.248.xxx.xxx)
Hi Bebe, yes we had a lovely time on the Amalfie Coast everything was really good from start to finish ,since then we have been to one of our daughters for a week ,really enjoyed it. Hope you have heard from the record office and that they have been able to help you.
At the moment I am helping to research the names of the Haverhill men who were killed in the 2nd world war, and in between I try to do a little bit more on the Farrants , it will be a very long project, still keeps me busy.
Ely, United KingdomPosted by Bebe at 5:01PM on 17th November, 2013. (86.137.xxx.xxx)
Hi Willow, have you been anywhere nice? Yes, Tony pops up on the Facebook page sometimes. He did say that he couldn\'t help on this. Thank you for asking him. However I have pinged Essex Records Office an email for advice so will have to wait and see. Peter\'s parents were lovely people. I do remember going to Coupals when he was rehearsing in the very early stages of the Vulcans but I don\'t remember the pond tho\'! The youth club was fun! Do you remember us putting on a concert there in the Hall more Sunday School perhaps? The thing I remember most about that is us miming to \"seven little girl sitting in the back seat\" and poor little Robert Beavis being Fred in the back seat. not quite sure who the 7 girls were. You, Rita, Carol. Gwennie, possibly little Lynn Westrope, me and ?So many good memories. What part of your family tree are you working on now? It\'s the right time of year to do it now as we can\'t do gardening. Take care.
haverhill, englandPosted by willow at 4:19PM on 16th November, 2013. (176.248.xxx.xxx)
Hi Bebe, glad to hear from you, been away for a week so behind with getting back. Went to the history yesterday and asked Tony if he had any ideas as to how we could find the answer to your question, I think you will find that Couples came under Essex so I would think a phone call to Essex record Office might be the thing to do, sorry I couldn\'t help. Peter Bruty reminds me of the youth club at the O.I.C. there were quite a few of us really, and Peters dad was always one of the elders who used to take collection in church on a Sunday. On one or more occasion when we used to play at couples we used to put rope around old tin barrels and tie old tyres to them and sail on the pond there, great fun, didn\'t see the danger then, those were the days. Hope you are well as we all are here.
galway, irelandPosted by maura at 6:45PM on 15th November, 2013. (92.251.xxx.xxx)
(mail) looking for any family of jack or mike king, my mothers relations. may have left castlegar, galway ireland 1900-1910. they lived in haverhill, maura, galway ireland.
Swadlincote, EnglandPosted by LouiseB at 6:15PM on 15th November, 2013. (86.180.xxx.xxx)
Sarah Farrant is my 4xgreat grandmother - I\'m descended from her son Robert who married his cousin Letitia. Letitia was the daughter of Mary Nunn (James\' sister) and John Farrant - the one who was running two families.
Sorry it\'s taken me so long to respond - just started a new job. I would love any information you have - how do we do the email thing without posting it for every spammer in the world to see?
Ely, United KingdomPosted by Bebe at 11:34AM on 6th November, 2013. (86.137.xxx.xxx)
Yes \"somewhereinsuffolk\" do what Jayy says. It\'s a shame as the site is very interesting, lively and funny. I am sure you would enjoy it. As a retired person it brightens my day! Anyway if you are sure you don\'t want to join the group put any questions on anything you are particularly interested in on here. Someone will endeavour to help I am sure and although I have been left Haverhill many years I\'ll try to help also.
Up The Road, From HaverhillPosted by Jayy at 10:14AM on 5th November, 2013. (86.154.xxx.xxx)
Set up a facebook account with a false name Mr Some Suffolk..
Haverhill, Great BritainPosted by somewhereinsuffolk at 9:59AM on 5th November, 2013. (83.195.xxx.xxx)
Hi notanumber and Bebe. Don\'t worry about Facebook, I\'m afraid I do not wish my real name to be on display, but thank you for offering to help.
HAVERHILL, UKPosted by Notanumber at 12:33AM on 4th November, 2013. (86.152.xxx.xxx)
Hi Somewhereinsuffolk.... heres the FB link....send in your request for membership in your real name, I will action it for you... ;)
Ely, United KingdomPosted by Bebe at 12:14AM on 4th November, 2013. (86.137.xxx.xxx)
Hi Somewhereinsuffok! Leave it with me and I\'ll get one of the Admin team to contact you.
Haverhill, Great BritainPosted by somewhereinsuffolk at 9:28AM on 4th November, 2013. (83.195.xxx.xxx)
Hi Bebe. I use face book once in a blue moon,so can you tell me how to get on to the site containing Haverhiil photos etc. Many thanks.
Ely, United KingdomPosted by Bebe at 5:58PM on 3rd November, 2013. (86.137.xxx.xxx)
Lovely to see you back on here again. It has gone very quiet as I think a lot of people have gone over to the facebook site which I have also. It\'s very interesting and people post old photos of Haverhill. I have put quite few on there but am running out of old ones which others love. Roger has put a photo of some of the people that worked at Wisdom today. I recognise him now! I don\'t think the message boards are being looked after since Azz left. we can\'t seem to get on the 1891 census. Peter Bruty turned up on the facebook page and posted some fab old pics. Here\'s a question for you- I will be well impressed if you can answer it- no one else can! I want to find out who lived at the cottage at Coupals where Peter lived as I had always thought my great grandparents lived there at some point, I have an old photo of Gt Grandma with her three boys which I always thought was at the door of said cottage but when I researched the census they were living at Bumpstead Road in 1911. So I am guessing from 1912. Maybe I have misunderstood what I was told! Or my memory is going!! Hope all the family are well. Is your Mum ok?
haverhill, englandPosted by willow at 4:16PM on 3rd November, 2013. (90.202.xxx.xxx)
Hi Bebe, Im just fine, like yourself time just wizzes by, just started on family history again , its a great hobby as you can just pick it up and put it down when you wish. Hope you are keeping well
Melbourne, AustraliaPosted by Jessie at 5:15AM on 28th October, 2013. (27.253.xxx.xxx)
To LouiseB Sarah Farrant was my 3rd great grandmother. I am convinced that Sarah Farrant\'s parents were John Farrant and Elizabeth Pettitt. She died on 6 Feb 1840. Her first child was Elizabeth named after her mother. Elizabeth Pettitt\'s father was Joseph Pettitt which is the name of Sarah\'s second child. I have Sarah\'s death certificate which I am happy to email to you if you let me know your email address. Both William and Joseph Nunn emigrated to Australia during the 1850\'s. I have lots of information which may interest you. What is your relation ship to the Nunn and Farrant families?
Haverhill, Great BritainPosted by tifarr at 11:29AM on 26th October, 2013. (176.248.xxx.xxx)
Has anyone done any research on the Hickford family, Clare & Kedington. I am trying to get back from William & Mary, 1855, children Thomas1881, Jesse 1882, Ellen 1884, Lizzie 1886, Fredrick 1887, Hannah 1889. Thomas marries Kate Pask, Hannah married William Hughes. I have a George, James, another William, Mary Ann ?, Sarah Hughes ? Mary Callow. Cant seem to connect them. any info greatly appreciated.
Ely, United KingdomPosted by Bebe at 10:56PM on 23rd October, 2013. (86.138.xxx.xxx)
Willow, How are you? I still haven\'t got to Haverhill or Helions Bumpstead yet. I don\'t know where the time goes!
Ely, United KingdomPosted by Bebe at 8:54PM on 19th October, 2013. (86.138.xxx.xxx)
I think the reason you are having problems is that no one is maintaining the site. It would be such a shame if Genealogy becomes unavailable. :(
Swadlincote, EnglandPosted by LouiseB at 4:24PM on 18th October, 2013. (86.130.xxx.xxx)
Hi Janiej - no it\'s not just you, I\'m getting an error message too.
To anyone researching the Farrants can I appeal for some help please? I\'m trying to work out who were the parents of the Sarah Farrant who married James Nunn on 11 Oct 1813. I\'ve seen the suggestion that she could be the daughter of George and Ann Farrant born 1786 but my notes from 16 years ago gave me three Sarah Farrants baptised in 1791.
One was the daughter of John Farrant and Elizabeth Petitt, born in February 1791. One was the daughter of Thomas Farrant and Mary Minott, born June 1791 One was the daughter of John Farrant and Ann Rooks, born October 1791.
On 3 November 1793 one of these Sarahs was buried. The person who wrote up the register changed her age from one to two but didn\'t say who her parents were. I know it can\'t have been John Farrant and Ann Rooks\' daughter because the records in the Haverhill Chest clearly shows she was alive in 1799. Also, as this was the sister of the John Farrant with two families, would Letitia and Robert Nunn have been allowed to marry if they were first cousins twice over?
I hope all that makes sense!
Haverhill, EnglandPosted by Janiej at 9:43AM on 18th October, 2013. (81.157.xxx.xxx)
Every time I try to search on Haverhill burials I get an \"access denied\" message. Is it just me?
Swadlincote, EnglandPosted by LouiseB at 5:55PM on 15th October, 2013. (86.146.xxx.xxx)
I\'ve been scrolling through the posts and have to say a huge thank you to the people who posted the description of John Farrant and the news that John Farrant and Mary Nunn eventually got round to marrying when they were in their 60s. I did my tracing back in 1997/8 when I lived in Suffolk, long before the internet started really helping. Happily, a lot of it marries up with research Amber and Willow have done! (I used to work at Dorset Record Office, so was used to the handwriting...)
I thought I\'d share some information I have about Letitia Nunn and her grandfather Thomas Nunn, the one who married Hannah Hunnable.
Firstly, Letitia - in the parish registers she is listed as the mother of a Lydia Nunn - baptised on 27 May 1865 but born on 3 Oct 1847 - three years before Letitia married Robert. The child\'s father is listed as Richard Nunn. Not sure if this is someone mistaking Robert for Richard or if there was a Richard Nunn?
Robert was buried on 19 February 1866. In the 1881 census Letitia is listed as the mother of a six-year-old daughter, Emma. I initially thought it was the usual census age inaccuracy but a burial record for Emma on 13 Sept 1897 gives her age as 23, meaning she was born around eight years after Robert died. She is buried in the same grave as Letitia - who died at Kedington Workhouse and was buried on 26 Sept 1901. Section F, line 104, no. 50 - no stone but in 1992 there was a 12ft high holly bush at the head of the plot. Emma could have been a daughter: Letitia would have been about 45, but could she have been a granddaughter? And if so, whose?
When I was researching the marriage of Thomas Nunn and Hannah Hunnable, I noticed there was a gap of a year between the banns being called in 1781 and the marriage taking place. in 1782. I wondered if this might be due to Hannah not being from a nearby parish? Conjecture but there was a Hannah Hunnable from Fressingfield so I wonder if she could be the one?
I also found a court case against a Thomas Nunn from Haverhill in 1764. It seems he was an overseer of the poor and complained about the poor rates he was being asked to pay. The rates were upheld and Thomas was fined £5 at Essex Quarter Sessions in Chelmsford and a further £10 by Suffolk Quarter Sessions in Bury St Edmunds. Not sure if he\'s my Thomas Nunn or another one.
Swadlincote, EnglandPosted by LouiseB at 4:44PM on 14th October, 2013. (86.183.xxx.xxx)
Hello - it\'s amazing to see so many descendents of Robert and Letitia Nunn on here. They\'re my 3xgreat grandparents. Their daughter Mary Ann married Stephen Aaron Smith whose family came from Helions Bumpstead. She died in childbirth, he died in 1943. Their eldest daughter Martha went to live in London and then came up to the Ashby de la Zouch area during World War One. She married aged 40 in 1916. I researched the family back in 1997 when I was living in Ipswich and I\'ve finally got round to looking at the Smith side.
Lovely to \'meet\' everyone!
Ely, United KingdomPosted by Bebe at 10:10PM on 4th October, 2013. (86.137.xxx.xxx)
Sorry I\'m wrong- just tried and got the same message as you! :(
Ely, United KingdomPosted by Bebe at 10:06PM on 4th October, 2013. (86.137.xxx.xxx)