Diane

  • Diane posted a new activity comment 1 month, 1 week ago

    thanks Ann, yes I’ve looked at the Foxton website. Haven’t read The Common Stream by Rowland Parker but from what I have read so far don’t think that will be much help. I just keep nibbling at my brick wall. If your friends family included Backler (Bachler), Nunn, Sizer, Webb or Farrant then we may be related (probably by marriage anyway).…[Read more]

  • Diane posted an update 1 month, 1 week ago

    @anntaylor I see you have Wallis in Datchworth. I am trying to find Wallis (Foxton 1687) and possibly Gt Hormead 1689) both of which are quite close. Mine eventually ended up In Haverhill as silk weavers (no idea of trade before that). Non conformists (but baptised Foxton, Gt Hormead). Anything ring a bell?
    Diane

    • Hi Diane,
      My Wallis is Lydia who was born in Datchford (my 6 th Gt grandmother)– dad, William, who was born Bishop Stortford 1683. (Williams dad, Henry married Elisabeth Patmore in Bishop Stortford in 1669 but have no birthplace for him). Lydia died in Ely in 1793 as a Lydia Martin but all of the family Ive found so far have been in Hertfordshire…[Read more]

      • thanks Ann, yes I’ve looked at the Foxton website. Haven’t read The Common Stream by Rowland Parker but from what I have read so far don’t think that will be much help. I just keep nibbling at my brick wall. If your friends family included Backler (Bachler), Nunn, Sizer, Webb or Farrant then we may be related (probably by marriage anyway).…[Read more]

  • Diane posted a new activity comment 2 months, 1 week ago

    Oh Mirabelle, shame on you for leaving the husband of your 6th great aunt hanging! Good luck with your studies.

    • Haha, well, with a family tree of over 5,000 I can’t be kind to everyone 🙂
      I’m doing a degree in history, particularly Scottish history, and am thinking of continuing on to a Masters or even a PhD. Loving it, even though it has played havoc with my life.

  • Diane posted an update 2 months, 1 week ago

    @mirabelle I see you are also looking at Adkins both in Essex and City of London. Was one of yours a policeman by any chance?

    • Hi Diane,
      I only have one Adkins in my family tree, who was the husband of a 6th great aunt. I don’t have a location or occupation for him at all.
      As I’m currently studying full time and have recently moved house twice, I don’t really have the time to do any genealogy just now, but thanks for looking me up.
      Kind regards,
      Mirabelle

      • Oh Mirabelle, shame on you for leaving the husband of your 6th great aunt hanging! Good luck with your studies.

        • Haha, well, with a family tree of over 5,000 I can’t be kind to everyone 🙂
          I’m doing a degree in history, particularly Scottish history, and am thinking of continuing on to a Masters or even a PhD. Loving it, even though it has played havoc with my life.

  • Diane posted a new activity comment 3 months, 1 week ago

    There are so many that I don’ t think many ‘hits’ will be made by anybody but , hopefully, the more we share the more likely we can find connections. (Haven’t started a group before so don’t know quite what to expect)

  • Diane posted an update in the group Group logo of Lee - surnameLee – surname 3 months, 1 week ago

    There are so many Lees. I’ve been lucky enough to trace mine back to Leicestershire (b 1800) then Loughborough then my g mother to Leigh on Sea, Essex. possibly also Wolverhampton and Chester – family names (as middle names) Rollings and Gardner – do any of these ring any bells? Also just one (only one) baptised at Dr Williams Library ( non conformist)

  • Diane posted a new activity comment 4 months ago

    Chris,
    If you go to places and put in Orsett it will show you who is researching it and the surnames, click on Roberts and there are quite a few people researching (by the look of it)

  • Diane posted an update 4 months ago

    @raeparks

    Rae,
    We must be related (even if only by marriage) . Looking at people researching Haverhill and Wallis/Wallace (and many others but didn’t make a note of who) your name comes up. Think Sizer was one, Farrant?, Did you see my previous message? I couldn’t find it until I started to send this one.

  • Diane posted a new activity comment 4 months, 1 week ago

    My John Wallace left Haverhill for Bethnal Green 1871-77 and there married an Ann Stone from Southwark. Back in Haverhill (from where they changed the name from Wallis in about 1830’s) they were there from 1750’s before that Foxton in Cambridgeshire. Must admit it was your ancestor ‘Weaver’ and wondered if that was because he was a weaver and…[Read more]

    • My Weaver McKenzies weren’t in Bethnal Green. That would be my English or my husband’s English ancestors. My Weaver McKenzies were weavers but were from Gairloch, Scotland.

  • Diane posted an update 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    @raeparks – I see you are looking at Wallace from Haverhill – mine were silk weavers mostly and intermarried Farrant, sizer, nunn, How about yours?

  • Diane posted a new activity comment 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    thought I had replied to this ages ago – sorry. Haverhill in Suffolk

  • Diane posted an update 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    @jessiboo I see you also have Wallace connected to Bethnal Green and I noticed on your profile that you have an ancestor ….Weaver McKenzie. My Wallaces were weavers and originally spelt name Wallis. Before Bethnal Green they were in Haverhil, Suffolk. I have been wondering for some time if they were Scottish Calvinists (as opposed to H…[Read more]

    • Hi Diane,

      I do not know but it could be possible. How far have you traced that line back or researched for any information on the family locally to Haverhil, Suffolk?

      • My John Wallace left Haverhill for Bethnal Green 1871-77 and there married an Ann Stone from Southwark. Back in Haverhill (from where they changed the name from Wallis in about 1830’s) they were there from 1750’s before that Foxton in Cambridgeshire. Must admit it was your ancestor ‘Weaver’ and wondered if that was because he was a weaver and…[Read more]

        • My Weaver McKenzies weren’t in Bethnal Green. That would be my English or my husband’s English ancestors. My Weaver McKenzies were weavers but were from Gairloch, Scotland.

  • Diane posted a new activity comment 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    I can see the post – it comes up through both the community forum and the blog. Can see the first reply “leech…..” Can ‘t see any other replies – keep checking but only Jane Chapman’s reply. And, yes, if I right click can download.

  • Diane posted an update 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    @evidenter Greg – your last post – handwriting – can only see post in email message – went to forum to see if I could download and perhaps enlarge to read but cannot access it – only the request for help

    • How odd. I see it. Let me look into this further.

    • Some responses already in the forum now too, Diane. Can you still not see it?
      Is it the forum or the Blog post you can’t see on the site?

    • I can see the post – it comes up through both the community forum and the blog. Can see the first reply “leech…..” Can ‘t see any other replies – keep checking but only Jane Chapman’s reply. And, yes, if I right click can download.

  • Diane posted an update 4 months, 4 weeks ago

    @cresswr – you have to remember/write down their user name but you can then send them a message. This happened to me too – and that’s how I replied

  • Diane posted an update in the group Group logo of Essex englandEssex england 5 months ago

    swenderperle82: I have checked my Wallis’s but all of mine are from Suffolk

  • Diane posted an update in the group Group logo of Essex englandEssex england 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    am not at all mobile but live in Billericay and if you think I can help let me now

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