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Message from Martin James
11th March
Sutton Heath

You must be fed up with this one but what,if any,is the significance of the stone incorporated into the village sign? My walking group had an lovely circular walk from (followed by an good lunch at)The Ship last Sunday and we all wondered but forgot to ask.With thanks.The stone in the sign is representative of the Blaxhall Stone, which can be found at Stone Farm - thanks, Jonathan

Message from Gary Johnson
9th March
St. Paul, Minnesota

First of all, thank you for all the work on this project. I am the son of Mary Elizabeth (Thurston) Johnson and grandson of Ernest and Maud Thurston. I just got into learning about the Thurston and Newson family tree. I will keep checking back on the progress of this site.Thanks,Gary

Message from Jane Pratt
18th February
Martlesham Heath

I have been trying to trace my family tree and I think my Great, Great Grandfather (Jonathan Pratt) married a Lucy Jay from Blaxhall in 1840. Also Ron Ellis mentioned that his wife was related to the Pratt family from Little Glenham - me too!

Message from Marilyn Hall
28th December

I am the grand daughter of Arthur Row(e) born in Blaxhall in 1883. Are there any Rows still in the village?

Message from Vicky Hammond
20th December

My Great great grandfather Jonathan Pratt was married to Lucy Jay. Lucy's mother was Sarah SMITH born in Blaxhall in 1795. Sarah married William JAY in 1822. Does anybody know any more information on Sarah or her parents?

Message from Margaret Finch
14th November

I visited Stone Common and the Church recently with a cousin who is researching the family tree. My mother's aunt Elizabeth Oliver lived at 2 Stone Common. Her sister was Caroline Gaze who lived at the shop, Waterloo House. We found Caroline's photo in the book in the church and I have now found it on your website. Many thanks.If you have any information on Tom or Caroline Gaze and John and Elizabeth Oliver I would be pleased to receive it.

Message from David Morris
7th October

This is a message for June Fridd at Maidstone Kent reference her recent enquiry concerning Isaac Ling. Somewhere along the line I too am related to the Lings.Last time i visited St Peter's the church contained a list of burials in the coffee corner. I cant recall if your grandparents were listed but it might be worth a visit.Good luckDavid Morris

Message from Meg Dowds
21st September
Dunoon ,Scotland

I am researching my family history and found that my maternal grandfather , Samuel Bailey and his parents, plus what looks like many antecedants were born in the area.The lived in Church Lane. My maternal grandma Mary Eliza Bailey, formally Plant nee Reeve( Reeves)also came from the area. When they relocated to the North East for work they had to leave behind two children, William and Roseanne Plant.I would be interested in any history , if anyone can help.Best Wishes Meg Dowds

Message from June Fridd
24th August
Maidstone Kent

I am the Grandaughter of Isaac Ling born 1838 in Blaxhall and Harriet Dennington born 1840 in Alderton. I have visited St Peter's Church in Blaxhall and the surrounding villages, such a beautiful part of the country, I was very impressed and hope to spend a few day there quite soon. Many of my family moved to London where I was born. I know that my Grandparents were buried in St Peter's Church but I cannot find any marker.Thank you for all the good work you do.

Message from Kathleen Crompton,
23rd August

My Grandmother was Emma Knappett, related somehow to George Ewart Evans wife Florence, My Great Grandfather was the Miller at Wood bridge Tide Mill George P Carr, Christened at St Mary's Woodbridge 19/4/1833.My branch came to Manchester Mid 1930's via Walthamstow, since which time no family contact. Can anybody out there fill me in?