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Eastbourne, EnglandPosted by PhilB at 11:38AM on 23rd January, 2017. (

My previous post re Benjamin Brown should say he is my great, great gransfather. I'm not that old!!

Eastbourne, EnglandPosted by PhilB at 11:26AM on 23rd January, 2017. (

According to information passed down within the family, my great-grandfather (Benjamin Brown) ran a Grammar School in Clare around mid 1800. All information and photos seem to show the school as being in Nethergate House. I know that he was a schoolteacher/headmaster at the Cavendish Endowed School around 1860. I would be grateful for any information. Thank you.

Solihull, United KingdomPosted by Deb at 9:44PM on 14th January, 2017. (

I'm looking for any information on George Clare and his family of artists who lived in Birmingham in the 1800's. They are on my grandmother's side of the family.

Penryn, EnglandPosted by Richard at 3:09PM on 1st September, 2016. (

For Amandakean3
Do you mean the Red Cow public house ?
It stood immediately opposite the church, and is now a private house, Bishop's Hall.
For photo enter "Bishops hall keith evans" into google.
Hope this helps.

Haverhill, EnglandPosted by Angie at 12:47AM on 27th August, 2016. (

Florence Dyson was my nan and Rosemary my mother she had a brother and sister

Haverhill, EnglandPosted by Angie at 12:40AM on 27th August, 2016. (

John peacock was my dads brother I believe there was also another brother I believe

Haverhill, EnglandPosted by Angie at 12:38AM on 27th August, 2016. (

My aunt Florrie Jeffries lived at chiton street Clare

SUDBURY, United KingdomPosted by FamJeff at 11:09AM on 23rd August, 2016. (

have just discovered this site. For Pamela Nevin who posted a couple of years back, Lots of Cornells in Hundon (to be found on Hundon website genealogy.
Im searching my family, Jeffries?price - Chilton Street,
gggrandmother - Emily (Price) strawplaiter, g grandfather James Jeffrey (Jeffriees) m Mary Ann Biggs (hundon)
Emilys g parents were Bareham from Stoke by Clare.
Has anyone anything to helpme with regarding this family.

Annan, DumfriesshirePosted by amandakean3 at 10:27AM on 22nd August, 2016. (

Can anyone tell me where cow house or houses were in Ashen??
Many thanks

winchester, ukPosted by Peterbchurch at 3:24PM on 18th January, 2016. (

I am searching for birth date around 1709 of Robert Church .
The Clare records ds seem unreadable at around that time.
Has anyone any ideas about how to proceed or to find out anything before Robert left Clare to marry in London?
His father was David Church of little Saxham who married Elizabeth Chaplin in Pakenham.
Peter church

Haverhill, EnglandPosted by Angie at 7:51PM on 24th November, 2015. (

Florence Dyson was my grandmother and Rosemary was my mother she also had a sister florie and brother Patrick .

Lexington, Kentucky, United States of AmericaPosted by CarolinaMike at 4:37PM on 1st November, 2015. (

My name is Michael Rushing. My mother-in-law did an extensive genealogy study on my paternal family lineage. She provided me an 60+ page document which traces my ancestry to a William Rushing, born in 1505 in the Town of Clare, Suffolk, England. I would love to find out if there are any Rushing's that still reside in Clare and maybe start a pen-pal relationship. Of course, I am assuming the genealogy results are relatively accurate. I was really exciting to learn about and trace my family's past.
My step-daughter is currently studying at Sheffield University in Sheffield, England so I do plan to make a trip to Clare in the future. Any information or feedback is appreciated.
Best regards,
Mike Rushing

Ovington, EnglandPosted by John at 10:55PM on 31st July, 2015. (

Any relations to Sidney John Bareham who may be interested in an old interesting hand written workbook dated 1905 please get in touch.

Ardmore, IrelandPosted by Alan at 9:17AM on 19th July, 2015. (

My GG Grandfather was William Peacock, baptised in Clare on Jul 13 1815.Father John Peacock , mother Elizabeth Potter. I believe that he lived in Chilton St. There was a survey done in Chilton in the very early 1800s, but I have lost the details.
If anyone can assist with details of the family I would be grateful.
John & Elizabeth are buried in Clare Churchyard

alershot, englandPosted by kim at 8:26PM on 19th May, 2015. (

Hello this is a message for pamela nevin. Pamela the name mahatibell cornell appears in my family tree on maternal side, the name is hebrew in origin and i think she was born in 1819. Mum remembers the name Eunice cornell which would make her g grandmother, from what i have found she married my g grandfather carlton allsop who was a bookbinder by profession, unfortunately i cannot find any pictures or docs which would be nice!

Burton-on-Trent, EnglandPosted by Hale at 7:41PM on 21st April, 2015. (

Many thanks 'Helbel' I now have lots of detailed information but hit a brick wall when trying to find where Charlotte Bruty came from. I can now add this to the tree. Sorry haven't replied earlier but only just picked the message up.

Gravesend, UkPosted by Helbel at 10:21AM on 15th March, 2015. (

Message for Hale
Charlotte Bruty was baptised at St Peter & St Paul Church, Clare on 29 March 1818 father James Bruty, mother Ann Hickford
She married Daniel Jarvis, at the same church on 25 Feb 1855. I do not as yet have a death for her

James Bruty ( c 1751) married 3 times
1. Elizabeth Dearsley at St Peter & St Paul, Clare on 25 July 1775 (Elizabeth buried 25 April 1790, in Clare)
2. Sarah Perry at St John the Baptist, Stoke by Clare on 26 September 1793 (Sarah buried 16 February 1815 in Clare)
3. Ann Hickford at St Peter & St Paul, Clare on 24 July 1815 (Ann buried 21 March 1855 in Clare)
James buried 8 June 1839 in Clare

Hope this is of some help

Gravesend, UkPosted by Helbel at 10:03AM on 15th March, 2015. (

I am compiling a one name study of the Bruty family and would appreciate any information that anyone could give me. I am willing to share any information that I have.

York, United KingdomPosted by freckles at 8:36PM on 12th March, 2015. (

I have just found this site. I have traced one of my lines back to Clare. My 5th Gt grandmother was born here. She is Martha Webb of Thomas Webb and she married William Crick of Cockfield in 1775. I cannot trace her baptism, but Ipswich Record Office found the reference to her baptism for me. I love to write a story of each of my family members and would love to find out more about the Webb family of Clare. Anyone who could help??

Eaglevale, AustraliaPosted by LisaDay42 at 1:21AM on 26th February, 2015. (

Looking for info on the Wallett family my 5 times great Grandmother was Elizabeth Wallett of Long Sutton the daughter of Vicar Abraham Wallett of Clare and Mary Mumby/Momby.
Elizabeth married a Thomas Garner and had many children I descend from Mary Garner b1801 Long Sutton.
I have just downloaded the will of James Wallett the father of Abraham Wallett but is very hard to understand old calligraphy writings.
I know there is a Hilary also searching the same family but I can't seem to find her.

Flin Flon, CanadaPosted by JoyceButcher at 11:06PM on 20th November, 2014. (


Requesting any information on the above families.
Dorothy Martin b. 1780 and her sister Sarah Martin b. 1789 were married to my 3rd great grandfather HENRY HURST of Cheveley, Cambridgeshire.
Please contact me at

Polomolok, PhilippinesPosted by crichardsourcing at 3:27AM on 11th September, 2014. (

Message for madaboutgolf - as we are related I would love to share information about our common ancestry. Please contact me by email to

Derby, EnglandPosted by madaboutgolf at 7:18PM on 25th August, 2014. (

Message for Hale. Hi there - my husband is also related to Daniel Jarvis & Charlotte Bruty as 3 x greatgrandfater/mother by their son George Jarvis. My husband was also born in Burton on Trent.

Manningtree, EnglandPosted by Mummsie at 5:54PM on 9th May, 2014. (

To sandieb 8 June 2009

Newbie here on my tree I have
Rinaldo BAREHAM born 1796 Clare died 10 Sept 1874 Clare married 10 April 1826 Clare to Ellen WEBB born 1796 Foxearth, Essex died 19 May 1866 Clare son 1 William Webb HAREHAM born 1828 Clare died 1872 Halstead married Charlotte ARNOLD born 1844
Halstead had 3 sons born Clare, Shotley then Whitechapel, London Charlotte married again to Mr.LAMPERT and had 4 children
1st 3 born Clare then fourth born in Brentwood, Essex son 2 Edward born 183;6 Clare died 2 May 1872 Halstead.

Hope this helps

Manningtree, EnglandPosted by Mummsie at 5:47PM on 9th May, 2014. (

To patfenno 17 Oct 2011 and mimram 30 Mar 2010
Newbie here, head is in a whirl with my BAREHAM's Here goes
William b 1650 Clare m Mary had William b 1672 Clare 1st m Sarah had William b 1699 Clare m Honour had Edward b 1738 Clare
lst m Sarah had Joseph b 1766 Clare m Elizabeth ROBINSON b 1762 had Hannah b 1805 Clare also a Reinado b 1796 Clare.
Is this Hannah b 1805 Clare wh m 17 April 1827 Rinaldo ROBINSON? and her brother Rinaldo BAREHAM b 1796 Clare m 10 April 1826 Ellen WEBB b 1796 Foxearth, Essex
Source: Parish Register

This may help your ROBINSON b c1868

Anyone out there to help me please? contact through this message board as answer may help others

London, EnglandPosted by DeborahAnderson at 3:25PM on 1st May, 2014. (

I only just noticed that someone called Steve posted on here last year in relation to the Hickford family. He talked about my grandmother (my father's mother) Geraldine Grace Wickham who married my grandad who was Walter Edward Hickford. I did not know my grandfather as he died one year after I was born in 1954 and I don't remember him. I wonder if Steve could get in touch as he seemed to have been able to trace the family back a bit further than me.

Denton, USPosted by VinceKing at 1:27AM on 15th April, 2014. (

Jay Family in Stoke by Clare

I am interested in finding living Jay surnamed males to participate in an ongoing Jay Family DNA project. It will be 1) free of cost to the participants 2) painless and 3) advance the understanding of Jay family ancestry in both the UK an the US.

I am a past President of the Jay Family Association in the US. Our organization consists of approximately 120 Jay family researchers and family enthusiasts. We also have an active JAY DNA project that has tested about 40 Jay surnamed males in the US. Between research and DNA testing....we have identified about 14 distinct colonial US Jay family lines...i.e. Jay lines that migrated to America between 1650-1776. Unfortunately, none of the immigrant ancestors of any of those 14 lines (save that of the famous 1st Chief Justice of the US, John Jay) have been identified.

It seems that most of these lines emanate out of England...but we have no connection (or family links) for members to follow into the UK. However, there are undoubtedly current living JAYs in England that descend from some of the same ancestors as these US colonial lines. i.e. Jay ancestors from the 1500-1700 timeframe produced descendants that currently live in both the US and England....different branches of the same line. In those cases, the DNA of those males will match.

Background of an example I posted to another Suffolk board.....

John Jay, born in England about 1630, aligned himself with the Society of Friends (Quakers) and migrated to Barbados circa 1655. He died about 1674 on the island. His descendants migrated to New Jersey in the US about 1700. In his Barbados will...he gives monies to relatives and the poor in Stoke by Clare, Suffolk and Ballington, Essex. I can see from further research there were numerous Jay families (perhaps all connected) in the River Stour valley between Stoke by Clare and Ballington, Essex just SW of Sudbury in Suffolk. Perhaps many of these Jays have a common ancestor to John Jay of Barbados who willed monies to the poor in these very specific areas.

I am working under the assumption (perhaps incorrect but to be tested) that the Jay families in this close-knit area, all descend from a common group. As such, the likely-hood of there being a DNA match will be high. I will also surmise that John Jay of Barbados, based on the name places in his will, came from this area also.

With that said, I would like to 1) identify living Jay males in the area 2) contact them and explain why I would like to fund having them participate in a Jay Family DNA project. This would be paid for by our association/third parties and the information could be very valuable in tying families together.

Please email me if you have questions, are interested in working with us on this project or know of a Jay surnamed male who might be interested in donating a sample (simple cheek swab).

Best regards,

Vince King
Denton, TX
Past President, Jay Family Association

Sheffield, EnglandPosted by rodhewson at 5:01PM on 17th March, 2014. (

My greatgreat grandfather is also John Pomfret Brown. His parents are John Brown and Ann Pomfret of Clare. I have a lot more on the Brown family if you are interested. my email is

Gillingham, UKPosted by KateG at 9:12PM on 16th March, 2014. (

I'm trying to trace members of my extended family who we have lost contact with, and have traced a great aunt - Georgina Mary Hughes (nee Cree,) - who lived in Clare during the 1950s. Probate records show that she died a widow in August 1954 and that her address at the time was listed as the Bell Hotel, Clare. I don't know how long she lived there, but family legend has it that there was a fire at the Hotel during which family portraits were destroyed. However, I have not been able to verify this. The probate records (granted in September 1954,) refer to 2 married daughters: - Josette Ina Wallis and Elizabeth Mabel Maclean. Any information would be most welcome - my e-mail address is

Cheddington, United KingdomPosted by Cecilia at 10:17PM on 15th March, 2014. (

My Great Great Grandfather John Pomfrett Brown was born in Clare in 1808/09 I am struggling to find any record of his parents. During the censuses 1841 - 1881 he was living in Wickhambrook and he died in 1885. He married Martha Waller (born in 1811 in Ipswich)in 1831 in St Mary Stoke - Ipswich.

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