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Chelmsford, EnglandPosted by Rita B at 5:41PM on 23rd August, 2014. (89.168.xxx.xxx)
[ Hi Jilly, I can help you a bit with James Wiffin Siggs. Yes his father was Matthew Siggs, born about 1743, ( I think in Haverhill ) he was an apprentice to William Miller of Castle Camps a Butcher on the 19th Sep 1763, he married 1st wife Ann Leonard 4th of Oct. 1769 in Castle Camps, they had a son John born 25 Dec.1769, then a daughter Sarah Leonard Siggs born 1771. \" Sigs April 15th 1771 Ann wife and Sarah daughter of Matthew Sigs died at Castle Camps \" Matthew Siggs widower and Elizabeth Bayness spinster of this parish married by Lic. 3rd Oct. 1775 Castle Camps, they had 4 children Elizabeth Bayness Siggs born 1776, William b 1776 ( found nothing on him ) James Wiffin Siggs, and Charles Thomas b. 1790 married Ann Emson 7th Oct. 1813 both of Shudy Camps, I found Matthew`s will in it he left £30 a year to his wife Elizabeth, £10 a year to his daughter Ann Turpin wife of Thomas Turpin, £100 to his son John and everything else to his son Charles, he left property in Shudy Camps and Withersfield. ( I think his farm? was \" Shardelow in Shudy Camps ) Matthew died 7th June 1826 age 83 and Elizabeth died 24th jan 1830 age 79 at Castle Camps. I dont know who Matthew`s parents are, but I do know that I found Obidiah Siggs married Elizabeth Spicer they had 4 children Obidiah b.1677. Elizabeth b. 1678, Barnabus b. 1679 d. 1706, Matthew b. 1680 married Elizabeth Stern 3rd Feb. 1707/8 in Haverhill they had 4 children John b 1715 married Jane Tanner 26th June 1743 he died 1796 in Haverhill workhouse, Elizabeth b. 1710, Sarah b. 1713, and Matthew b. 1708 ( I have not found a marriage for this Matthew, could this be the father of Matthew b. 1743?) I hope this will help you. Rita
PEREGIAN SPRINGS, AustraliaPosted by Jilly at 5:49AM on 23rd August, 2014. (110.143.xxx.xxx)
Hi, I\'m trying to locate any info on the following Siggs or Whiffing families from Haverhill. James Whiffing Siggs b 1777 d 1821; married 1803 to Mary Ann Whiffing b abt 1783. I THINK James father was Matthew Siggs b 1753 married 1775 to Elizabeth Baynes b 1753 d 1830. Can anyone please help or give me more informatiohn? :D Jilly
Haverhill, Great BritainPosted by somewhereinsuffolk at 8:07AM on 15th July, 2014. (83.195.xxx.xxx)
Last post should have been on the Banter board...sorry :(
Haverhill, Great BritainPosted by somewhereinsuffolk at 7:48AM on 15th July, 2014. (83.195.xxx.xxx)
Lovely sunny day in the Vendee(85),so grass cutting,weed killer on the driveway and a BBQ in the late afternoon.With some nice cold wine I hasten to add.
Beverley, United KingdomPosted by jean21 at 7:57AM on 7th July, 2014. (159.253.xxx.xxx)
To Joanpfrimmer. Hope you had a succesful visit to Toronto. Seems Emily had a large family. I am using Family Tree Maker to record all the ancestors. I have quite a collection of birth, marriage and death certificates and they do help with further research. It would be appreciated if you are willing to advise me of Emily and Ambrose\'s 10 children, ie their names, date of births and deaths with places so I can fill In these gaps. So do you know why Emily decided to immigrate to Canada? It would be interesting to know. Hope the family kerfuffle is resolved. Look foward to hearing from you soon. All the best.
oromedonte, CanadaPosted by joanpfrimmer at 1:04PM on 4th July, 2014. (99.238.xxx.xxx)
To Beverley-Sorry I didn\'t get back to you earlier-family kerfuffle. I would be happy to get back to you via e-mail, but I should warn you I am long-winded. Not sure what information you want, but will be happy to send whatever. I am going to the Archives in Toronto Sat to get a better copy of Emily\'s death reg.In short an Emily Smith married Ambrose Barber and had a family of 10 kids-my great-grandfather being the 2nd born. Ambrose died in 1911, buried in Haverhill Cemetery. I had no idea the rest of the family moved to Canada until recently, just need 2 marriages to complete(Archives). I believe Emily arrived in Canada with Jane In 1912? The rain has stopped here, the sun is shining and life is grand, and I hope you have a good day and I will chat later, thanks for your help,Joan
Ely, United KingdomPosted by Bebe at 8:45PM on 29th June, 2014. (31.51.xxx.xxx)
Does anyone know anything about a farmer called John Pell who was living in Wixoe at the time of the 1911 census? it would seem my Grandmother and her sister were in service there. Was it a farmhouse? Thanks in advance.
Posted by amber at 12:28AM on 28th June, 2014. (82.11.xxx.xxx)
my daughter does most of the research now i spend time transcribing parish records for suffolk family history society.but i have flashes of inspiration and the other year i contacted the president of a society in holland to see if he would look for the birth of a grandfather and he traced him from rotterdam to ypres and as the isacc newton society had been looking for him for years he published a little book about him and we found he was buried in the quaker buriel ground in woodbridge.
Posted by amber at 12:16AM on 28th June, 2014. (82.11.xxx.xxx)
jean we keep having brick walls we have grandparents who married in 1618 and hope to trace the female eventually but her husband was a russian and although someone went to russia as he was writing a book about him he found it impossible to trace him but we know all about his life,unfortunately the author died before the book was published .another family came from ypres in belgium and were preachers and moved up to holland and ours came here from rotterdam,he was an alchemist and a surgeon and he was with isacc newton and some of his papers are in museums like the bodlien ,in fact some are with isacc newtons as they cannot tell which is which.we have found we do not really have a right to our family name as back in the 1600 although our grandmother was married to a man of that name the father of her son was a wealthy batchelor and he educated his son and left half his money and property to his son and an illegitimate daughter.my young grand daughter is very interested.a few years ago my grand daughter had to do a talk in front of the pupils at school and she took her copies to school and the teachers borrowed them to read in their lunch time.
Beverley, United KingdomPosted by jean21 at 2:06PM on 27th June, 2014. (159.253.xxx.xxx)
To Amber. You are right about that. I have found some interesting stories and family mysteries. Managed to solve all but one of them and am resigned to the fact that I never will. I love visiting the places where my and husbands ancestors once lived and worked. Are you still family researching Amber? Bet you have traced your family back a long way if you have been researching for 40 years. Kind regards.
Posted by amber at 5:46PM on 26th June, 2014. (82.11.xxx.xxx)
the longer you work on your history the more interesting members you unearth
Posted by amber at 5:44PM on 26th June, 2014. (82.11.xxx.xxx)
jean family history is never ending have been working on mine along with one of my daughters since i was in my forties and i will be 81 this year
Beverley, United KingdomPosted by jean21 at 8:35AM on 25th June, 2014. (159.253.xxx.xxx)
To Joanpfrimmer. Glad info was useful to you. I love doing family research, but I think have come to the end of it for now. I have been doing this for 10 years. I found a record for an Emily Barber on the canadian passage lists. Dont know if this is her - July 1913 to Quebec City on the ship Ionian. Would this have been her? Also with her is listed a Frank Barber aged 24 a machinist. I would love to know what made Emily leave Haverhill and what happened to her. She was the Aunt of my great grandfather- this is a long story! If you would care to reply to me as I am really interested, I will give you my email address - email@example.com. I have googled shanty bay, looks gorgeous. Take care. Kind regards from a sunny Yorkshire.
oromedonte, CanadaPosted by joanpfrimmer at 7:34PM on 24th June, 2014. (99.238.xxx.xxx)
To Beverley-Thank you for your info. Because there are 2 BMD index references for Emily Smith 1851, I was not sure which one. Her Ont death reg says father's name is George, as given by her son, but mother listed as Caroline Harvey. The copy is fuzzy but I believe her birth is given as Jan 1851, so now with the info you have given me I should be able to continue.My great-grandfather's name was George William Barber, so perhaps he is named after Ambrose's father (George) and after Caroline's father (William) . Thanks again for your help and a big hello from Shanty Bay, Ontario, Canada.
Posted by jak at 1:11PM on 22nd June, 2014. (86.135.xxx.xxx)
Hi Stow from Sidney Austrailia......am related to Nunns and Kiddys...your Kiddy root for all the families is Haverhill/Withersfield from Helions Bumpstead and your Nunns ..... you must be related through our Australia connection to the Nunns who emigrated in the 1850\'s? Message me on firstname.lastname@example.org......we have a private group on facebook too for the Nunn family...welcome !!.....Jackie
Beverley, United KingdomPosted by jean21 at 9:36AM on 22nd June, 2014. (159.253.xxx.xxx)
To Joanpfrimmer again!- Been looking at my family tree and can add - William Harvery, born 1810- married Harriett (surname unknown at present) she was born abt 1808. They had 2 children - that I have found- John born 1855, and James born 1857. Harriett was 47 and 49 when children were born - so I havent confirmed she is birth mother or step mother, also if there were any children prior to this. I am probobly confusing you now!. Good luck.
Beverley, United KingdomPosted by jean21 at 9:27AM on 22nd June, 2014. (159.253.xxx.xxx)
To Joanpfrimmer. I have Emily Smith in my family tree. All I can offer you is what I have at the moment. William Smith born 1807,Haverhill, married Caroline Harvey born 1811. They married 1.10.1840 in Haverhill. Emily (one of four children born 1851). Caroline\'s parents - William Harvey born abt 1785, died 1858. He married Frances Bink, born abt 1787,died 1852. I dont have a marriage date for them. Caroline had a brother Willaim born 1810, died 1881. I dont know if this is of any help. Emily Smith was the sister of George Smith - my connection. Regards.
oromedonte, CanadaPosted by joanpfrimmer at 11:50PM on 21st June, 2014. (99.238.xxx.xxx)
I have been researching the Barber side of my grandmothers family. Her father was George William Barber born in Haverhill, England in 1878, His parents were Ambrose Barber buried in the Haverhill cemetery and Emily Smith (parents George Smith and Caroline Harvey, info found on her death certificate in Toronto, Ontario,). I was hoping that someone in the area might be doing some family research on these families and was hoping to get some input, especially about Carolines family. I live in Canada so my research is limited. thanks anyone who can help me or just to say hi.
Ely, United KingdomPosted by Bebe at 2:16PM on 14th June, 2014. (86.155.xxx.xxx)
Nanny not promising but I \"might\" be able to help. email@example.com if no one else has volunteered this info.
York, EnglandPosted by nanny at 11:53AM on 26th May, 2014. (95.150.xxx.xxx)
Hello I am researching the Beavis family and constantly hitting brick walls as they have so many names and dates that are the same! I wonder if anyone can help me with Thomas Beavis who married Ruth Barker. I have him as the son of Robert Beavis and Elizabeth Backler, bpt 26 july 1765, but there is also a Thomas bpr 25 Dec 1763 son of John Beavis and Hannah Adams. There is a Thomas Beavis who married a Mary Root around at this time also. How can I confirm who the parents are of these two grooms??? Also, I have John and Hannah Adams having children until 1765 and then a Robert in 1773. HOwever, their other children were all born in Withersfield, but this one is born in Sudbury?, although I also have him born in Cowlinge. Is 8 years an okay gap to be a viable part of this family? THere is also a John and Hannah Wiskin who have children, but I think they are the next generation from this john so is Robert their son?
Sooo confusing!!! Any help much appreciated.
London, UKPosted by IamAnnie at 10:56PM on 25th May, 2014. (24.40.xxx.xxx)
Another family genealogy website (Ancestrallinks.net)has surfaced once again on the web, but it does not appear to be that bad. They have several great resources and they are all available for Immediate download, on CD, also in Paperback and Hardback. Ithink that it is not such a bad idea to offer all the available media in one place
Posted by amber at 12:16AM on 16th May, 2014. (82.11.xxx.xxx)
where have you all gone hibernated? i am still looking for william pledger = dorothy basham 1792 ancestors this is one of my brick walls also looking at all aggus in effort to trace mine
halesworth, englandPosted by patnor at 3:50PM on 26th April, 2014. (92.41.xxx.xxx)
Hi, Can anyone help with this picture? Bride Gladys Mason Bridegroom Charles Bigmore. It\'s the brides side i\'m looking for.
Haverhill, UkPosted by DAndre at 12:14AM on 19th April, 2014. (86.180.xxx.xxx)
Have you signed the Haverhill petition? https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/john-griffiths-we-call-on-st-edmundsbury-borough-council-to-reinstate-all-the-128-933-council-tax-support-grant-that-was-intended-for-haverhill-by-central-government
Melbourne, AustraliaPosted by Jessie at 8:05AM on 9th April, 2014. (27.253.xxx.xxx)
To LouiseB If you are not currently on Ancestry.com you can register for a 14 day free trial. Alternatively, can you send me a message via a friend or relatives account. Does anyone know who Hart Nunn's parents were?
Brighton, EnglandPosted by carbar at 6:05PM on 23rd March, 2014. (86.184.xxx.xxx)
I am researching my family history &have found that my great great great grandfather Robert Spencer 1812-1887 was police constable living in Sturmer in 1851 & Steeple Bumpstead in 1861 & Castle Hedingham in 1871& 1881, He was married to Elizabeth Howett & had 4 children , the youngest Edward was born in Sturmer in 1848. I am interested to learn more about the police in these areas -where were they based, etc. Additionally, what would have been the school that Edward would have attended. An y help would be appreciated Many thanks
Sydney , AustraliaPosted by stow at 11:21PM on 19th March, 2014. (101.170.xxx.xxx)
My connection to Haverhill is a bit convoluted. My great grand Aunt Maria Davies married Edward Kiddy (born 1853 Haverhill). His father, George Kiddy married Elizabeth Hart in 1844 Haverhill.
Haverhill, Great BritainPosted by somewhereinsuffolk at 8:58AM on 19th March, 2014. (83.195.xxx.xxx)
Hi Stow. All well known Haverhill names. I will be very surprised if someone cannot help. Out of curiosity what is your connection to Haverhill?
Sydney , AustraliaPosted by stow at 0:55AM on 19th March, 2014. (101.171.xxx.xxx)
Hart and Nunn families of Haverhill Suffolk. I am hoping that someone can help me to find the connection between the Hart and Nunn families. In the 1841 census Elizabeth Hart and her brother Henry are living with Hart Nunn, Mary Nunn and Joseph Nunn. In the 1851 census Elizabeth Kiddy nee Hart is living with her husband George, her brother Henry ,some Kiddy brothers in law and Hart Nunn. In the 1861 census Rhoda Rook nee Kiddy (daughter of George and Elizabeth) has an Elijah Nunn and Phoebe Nunn living with her. Very confusing anyone have any info please?
Swadlincote, EnglandPosted by LouiseB at 11:59AM on 20th February, 2014. (86.153.xxx.xxx)
The reason I queried whether double cousins would have been allowed to marry is that the generation above me has an instance of double cousins and the boys and girls were told by their parents that although cousins were usually allowed to marry in their case they couldn\'t because they were double cousins. Not a church prohibition but definitely a parental one!
There was a Sarah Farrant born to George and Ann, they were a dissenting family so it\'s a different set of records, but when you consider the age at which she had her last child that Sarah is borderline too old, which is why I thought it was more likely to be one of the Sarahs born later.
Jessie - I haven\'t been ignoring your suggestion it\'s just Ancestry.com doesn\'t seem to like me - keeps sending me to ancestry.co.uk! (I think it\'s because I let my subscription lapse a few years back.)