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|December 08, 2009 - 08:21 PM|
Paul Banks from Canada
Thanks for the HMS Anthone Castle picture. I sailed to Canada in 1945 on this ship as a war baby with my Mom and Dad. Dad (Carl Banks)was a Sargeant is the RCAF who served in the middle east from 1943 to 1945.
Mom was from Exmouth Devon and served in the WAFS during the war.
|January 22, 2009 - 01:37 PM|
Ronda from United Kingdom
Hello Rosemary Knox (If you read this) I came to see you a few years ago regarding my Burrows ancestry to which you were very helpful.
My GGG Grandparents lived at Goody's Farm in the mid 1800's (I have been inside before the re-vamp) and were married at St Mary's Church in 1846. I still have the bible given to Sarah Fowns (Burrows) in 1836 and signed C E B (Charles Birch - Vicar). I visit Wiston regularly,it seems to be the place I go to collect my thoughts.
Also, I was married in 2006 and had the marriage blessed at St Mary's. It was like coming home!
All the best with the site.
|September 16, 2008 - 03:01 PM|
KATHLEEN CRAIG from United Kingdom
I recently visited Nayland after fifty years. Unfortunately I could only spend two days but I hope it will not be long before I return. I was a Nannie to The Redman Family whose parents lived at Alston Court and as they were a military family we stayed there in between `postings`.I did not have much time to make friends in Nayland but I did belong to The Girls` Friendly Society and we put on a play locally. Mrs Whiterod was the cook and Mr Greenwood the gardener. Mr and Mrs MacLeod and daughter Margaret lived in the servants quarters. I am still in contact with the family and mailed them after my visit. I can recall the lay-out of Alston Court and wonder if it is still as it was. I would like to thank the kind lady who invited us into her residence by the church to view the `Court` from her house and to the lady in the B&B in Gravel Hill who was so helpful. Kathleen and Frank Craig.
|August 26, 2008 - 04:41 PM|
bridget Duckenfield from United Kingdom
lovely to hear 'St.Stephen' by William Jones - and the bells. Would like to hear mor of his music - i am a direct descendent.
|June 02, 2008 - 09:54 AM|
Jon from United Kingdom
I visited fantastic Nayland at the weekend, and I am glad to inform you that I have nothing to report.
|August 20, 2007 - 03:00 AM|
Sheila Dunn from United States
In doing family genealogy, I had to see where my ancestors (Barker, Mawle, Walter)were from. What a wonderful place. Would love to see on-line records of your church cemetary records. Sheila Dunn, Seattle, WA USA
|March 12, 2007 - 08:08 PM|
Frances Cuddon from United Kingdom
Thank you for your wonderful site. I am Frances, the youngest daughter of Jack (Eric) and Mary (Kathleen) of Ipswich. I knew little about my father's family but now I have a complete history. Until today I didn't even know what my grandmother was called. My father died when I was very young so I never had a change to talk about his family to him. How much time and effort it took compiling the site I wouldn'tlike to think about but I for one am really pleased you did. (BTW thank you for making me a little younger than I am!). Best wishes.
|February 23, 2007 - 04:18 AM|
Charles Cleghorn from New Zealand
Wht a great site mmy ancestors the Cleghorn and Hearn familys were living in Nayland in the 1700s and 1800s. It would be great to find any distance relatives still living in the area
|January 07, 2007 - 08:12 PM|
Rorert Hawes from United Kingdom
I have just discovered your wonderful website. Some years ago my father traced our ancestors back 500 years; they were all farmers from in and around Wiston.It was lovely to find several of my ancestors buried in a long line in the church yard of St. Mary's. The connection was lost for me however when my great grandfather married the milk maid and was subsequently disinherited. It would be lovely to find that i still have distance relatives living in the area!!
|July 25, 2006 - 08:18 AM|
(Mrs) Robin Cook from Australia
Thank you for the wonderful site. My ancestors the Carringtons were sawyers and carpenters in Fen Street, Nayland, in the 1840s and earlier. We have managed to research the family a little from censuses, parish records, and tithe maps and associated lists. I have also visited the village and it is beautiful, as is the district. Unfortunately, we visited before we found out where the Carringtons lived - in Fen Street, and Samuel owned a house opposite the Independent Church - so we did not photograph their particular houses.
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