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Title From Message
Ling Family
27th April
Born in Ipswich now in London
Wendy Sullivan

I started to research my family tree about 8 months ago failing miserably at the first attempt but wiser for that on the 2nd attempt. Now finding this amazing site and spending some fascinating time reading, I can now realise why I failed the first time around.

I was born a Ling in Ipswich, my father Ronald marrying my mother Bertha Robinson in 1953. My Mother was one of 12 children and my father 1 of 9 children so I knew I was in for a huge undertaking to begin with.

As far as my father's side of my family is concerned I have worked back to George J Ling (1790) who married Jemima Burch (1792) and Samuel Ling (1793) who married Mary Thurston (1795). I decided to stop there and return to present day and try to fill in more of the blanks as I have names, dates and locations, but very few faces and very little history and background.

I am sure, as a child, I have passed through and even maybe visited blaxhall on trips out with my family, but never realised the significance and impact it has on my life. Reading about the Lings here has been a great inspiration and huge insight into my ancestors and their way of life.

Thank you to all the people who have been so diligent and hard working in making and maintaining this site and for all the continual additions of information and ongoing research.

YOUNGMAN descendant visiting Blaxhall August 2016
2nd March
Blaxhall, The Ship Inn
Handysmith

I would be pleased to make contact with any YOUNGMAN descendants.
Looking for any YOUNGMAN's or descendants still living in Blaxhall or know the history of my family. I will be visiting Blaxhall 27th to 29th August 2016 and staying at The Ship Inn.
Blaxhall and The Ship Inn are significant in my family as it was where my great great grandparents Henry and Maria Youngman lived in the 1841 Census. My great grandfather Thomas Daniel Youngman was also raised in Blaxhall.
Residences I am looking to visit are:
- Ship Inn (lived there 1841 Census)
- House Number 27, Blaxhall (lived there 30th Mar 1851 Census). Entire family of 2 adults and 7 children lived at this house.
- Back Lane (lived there 7th Apr 1861)
- Mill Common (lived there 2nd Apr 1871)
If anyone has information where these houses are / were located I would be grateful. Thank you. Warren Smith fairandsquarebuilding@hotmail.com

KENTLING
28th July
EAST SUSSEX, UK
KENTLING

Have just found this wonderful website about Blaxhall. My Mother was a LING and a grand-daughter of Margaret Emma, wife of Samuel Ling, she of the glass stealing!! My mother died in 2006 but she had spoken about her grand-parents as she and her two sisters used to spend summer holidays with Margaret Emma and Samuel, but Mum obviously never knew about the glass stealing!
My maternal grandparents, Stanley Joseph Ling and Florence Lily Shemmings were 1st cousins so I have quite a strong Ling strain in me.

I have just started delving into my mother's family history, as I have gone quite a way with my father's family and I found the History 1700 to 1900 so very fascinating. So glad to see that the Ling family have some rascals amongst us!

If any other Ling wish to contact me, please feel free to contact me on kent974@btinternet.com
Love to hear from you.

Carol (Bailey)
5th September
Scotland
carol b

I have been looking for a picture of my grandad Arthur Bailey from Tunstall who used to sing in the Ship all the old shanty songs, his song was When Jones Ale was new, I do have a copy of him singing it but I would love to know if anyone had pictures of all the people who had relations that maybe used to drink at the ship. My Mum used to say there were the Poachers and the Lings that sang there. So if anyone could help I would be very grateful.

Carol.

Carol (Bailey)
5th September
Scotland
carol b

I have been looking for a picture of my grandad Arthur Bailey from Tunstall who used used to sing in the Ship all the old shanty songs, his song was When Jones Ale was new, I do have a copy of him singing it but I would love to know if anyone had pictures of all the people who had relations that maybe used to drink at the ship. My Mum used to say there were the Poachers and the Lings that sang there. So if anyone could help I would be very grateful.

Carol.

The Ling Family
21st July
Blaxhall and around.
Colin Lees

I have been researching the Ling family for my wife, one of the many descendants of the famous David(1754). I have gone back to William Lynge (Ling) Died 1579 Walsham Le Willows, Suffolk. In the tree I have developed down to my wife are many Lings down to my wife. Her grandfather Harry Allen Ling was born in Blaxhall in 1873 and was baptised there on 10th Aug 1873. If I can help any others researching the Ling's or any family that may have married a Ling I will be glad to help. My email address is colin.lees@fsmail.net

All the best

Colin

Mary Anne Ling born Blaxhall 1846
26th August
Solihull
anne

Firstly, congratulations on such an informative and interesting site. It is really bringing the area to life for me and a forthcoming visit is being planned!
My great great grandmother was Mary Anne Ling, born in Blaxhall in 1846. She married in the village in1864 to William Newman Moore, a millwright from Witton by North Walsham in Norfolk. Together they had 2 children, one of whom, Florence Mary was my great grandmother. Unfortunately Mary Anne died in 1868 in Poplar, London, not longer after Florence was born, leaving William with 2 young children. The 1871 Census finds them living in Bow with Mary Anne´s elder sister, Sophia and her husband, Joseph Trumpeter.
Mary Anne´s parents were Samuel Ling(not the habitual criminal!) and Mary Osborn(?) .In 1851 the family were living in Limetree Hall, Blaxhall. In 1861, Mary Anne was working as a servant in a miller´s home in Wickham Market, which is where I imagine she met William.
I assume we are linked somehow to the prolific David Ling!
If anyone can add anything to this, particularly about Mary Anne´s parents and earlier, I should be most grateful.
Thank you.

Old film of the ship 1955 all the family there if you want me to send it to you leave you're email address .
14th July
carpfishing

If you want me to send the old film of the ship to you filmed in 1955 all the family's are in it well most of them my great grandfather George messenger is. Nice to have .leave you're e mail address I will send .

Kathy DeMarco
8th March
Loudonville, New York
sgatedem

Hello, I am searching my mother's side of the family and have gotten back as far as James Durrant and his wife Charlotte Ling Durrant, residing in Waterford, NY, USA and being born in England. I did an internet search and found that the Ling name is big in Blaxhall but just recently see the Durrant name appearing too. Charlotte Ling came over to the US with several Durrants (thought not James) in May 1853, along with an infant Fannie Ling. In the 1860 US census I have James, Charlotte and Fannie listed as Durrants. The 1925 Iowa State census for one of their sons had a category of mother's maiden name (how lucky!) and lists Ling. It also indicates that his parents (James and Charlotte) were married in England. They were born in 1826 and 1829 so presumably were married around 1847-1853. That's as far as I can get. If anyone has any suggestions or information, I would love to hear from you. Many thanks.

Trenna Loughton (nee Wardley)
1st November
Rendlesham
Trenna73

Hello, I am researching my family tree and wondered if any one could be of assistance.
I am the granddaughter of James Wardley born around 1876 in Blaxhall. I know his first marriage was to an Elizabeth and they had a son Leonard who I believe was born in 1906. Both James and Elizabeth are buried in the churchyard.
James' second marriage was to my grandmother Elsie Tongate in Dennington and they had a son Robert (my dad) in 1946 when James was 71! James died in 1952.
As far as I can be certain James parents were Charles and Ellen.
There are so many fractions of the Wardley family tree that I would appreciate any help.
I would like to compile our family tree for my dad as losing his father when he was so young, and his other aunts/uncles would have being so much older at the time (due to his father being older than average shall we say) he really has had no Wardley links to speak of.
We are both proud of being Wardley's and as I have no brothers to carry on the name I have adopted Wardley as an extra middle name now that I am married and my two children have Wardley as middle names also.
I would appreciate any help thank you.
Trenna