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Title From Message
Message from Vicky Hammond
20th December
Ipswich
admin

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
Halesworth
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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
6th October
Stockport
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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
20th September
Dunoon ,Scotland
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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
23rd August
Maidstone Kent
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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,
22nd August
Manchester
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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?

Message from Vee Holt
1st August
Herefordshire
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We visited Blaxhall for the first time last week as I was interested to see where my gt.gt.grandfather Alfred Newson was born (1817).I was also pleased to find that his parents, Matthew & Ann were buried in the churchyard.On returning home I went, with interest, to your website & found a message from Nigel Ford, another Newson descendent. Perhaps we could find out if we are related?! Blaxhall church is a lovely peaceful, welcoming place, thank-you for making it such a memorable visit. Vee Holt

Message from BARRY JAY
29th July
KING'S LYNN
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Message for Peter Jay, we are related. contact me at gounie1@tiscali.co.uk best regards, Barry Jay, King's Lynn.

Message from Mary Myers
29th July
Dorset
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Many thanks to all who tried to help me identify the cottage me grandmother lived in, at the GEE event. I have now found out that at the 1911 census they were living at Stone Cottage , Snape Road. I still don't know whether this is the cottage in the photo as I believe they had to move following Edward Keebles death which would have been shortly after this.Thanks again.

Message from John Savage
27th July
Oldham, Manchester
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I would like to use this space to extend my heartfelt thanks to everyone in the team involved in the organisation and implementation of the George Ewart Evans weekend.The word 'special' is an understatement. I felt privileged to be there amongst you all and will remember the event and it's people for a long, long time.Many, many thanks for all your labours.John Savage.