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Burton-on-Trent, EnglandPosted by Hale at 8:27PM on 5th February, 2014. (

Daniel Jarvis and Charlotte Bruty are my 3rd great grandfather and grandmother through their daughter Emma Jarvis. Any information would be most welcome. My email is Thanks.

Polomolok, PhilippinesPosted by crichardsourcing at 8:30AM on 24th December, 2013. (

Taylor/Byford/Jarvis/Hale and other connections - If you have any connections with these families from Clare please contact me to share information. My address: Happy Christmas to one and all!!

llanybydder, ukPosted by hillborn at 11:06PM on 21st September, 2013. (

I am researching my uncle Eli Read born 1878 in Stoke by Clare, son of George & Susannah Reade. I cannot find any record of him after the 1910 census. I would be most grateful to receive any information on Eli or information regarding the Read/Reade families of Chapel Street, Stoke by Clare

Wrington, UKPosted by MartinLineage at 11:40AM on 11th August, 2013. (

I'm researching the family of my 8th Great Grandfather John Martin who married Mary Barker in Clare 1671. They had two children, John & Mary. John married [1st] Mary Perry on 3rd May 1693 and [2nd] Elizabeth Jay on 27th Jan 1706. Between them they had ten children, many of whom survived in adulthood and had families of their own in Clare. I'm particularly interested in Thomas Martin [1718 -1782] who was born in Clare and married Elizabeth Deeks of Belchamp St Paul on 15th Feb 1743.

Biggin Hill, EnglandPosted by Steve11438 at 9:45PM on 11th July, 2013. (

Hi everyone, message for Jivexx (and anyone else who may be able to help or is interested) I'm researching family name Hickford and am fairly confident that I've traced back to William Hickford 1801 - 1872 from Chapel Road / Chapel Street Clare who married Mary ? born about 1802, my GGGG grandfather. Son Benjamin (died young) (1827-1855) who married Emma Woolard (1827 - 1880), son Walter 1851 - ? who married Emma, had a son Walter (1878-1910) who married Janet Mary Beck (b 1876 - ?) to my grandfather Edward Walter (1898 - 1955) who married Georgina Grace Wickham (1900 - 1976).
I've yet to visit Clare to check parish records but from census returns it seems that in the early 19th century Clare was a hot spot for Hickfords who were invariably agricultural labourers with huge families.
If anyone can shed any detail on the Hickford tribe and especially if you can help me go back any earlier than 1800 I'd be very grateful. I will make a point of visiting the village and surrounds soon especially as the 19th century houses all seem to still be there (from a virtual drive through on Google Earth).
I'm happy to share what I have with anyone who needs it

Brookshire, Texas, United StatesPosted by Clare 76 at 7:02PM on 10th June, 2013. (

I just came across this sight. I have been researching my Clare line for 25 years. Most of them stayed in the London/Reading area. My 7G.Grandfather was Samuel Clare who married a Mary before 1751 in London. They had a son Samuel Clare who married Sarah Baker and had the following Children. Edward(my line) who married Sarah Winnington first, then Elizabeth Olding. Edward and family sailed to Montreal in 1833. Second Child of Samuel and Sarah (Baker) Clare, was James Clare who married Henrietta Bordier. James and Henrietta had several children, Stephen Bordier Clare, James Clare, Samuel Clare, Henrietta Hester Clare ( who married John Morgan) and Charles Clare. I have pretty good knowledge of these peopls with sources if you think you may be related to them. If you have anything you would like to share, I am all ears and I will return the favor.

Dave Clare

Newmarket, United KingdomPosted by Denise at 9:10PM on 16th May, 2013. (

I believe my greatgrandmother, Annie Campkin Drake, was in service in or around Clare. There she met and married Frederick James Mappledoram who was a groom. I know Annie's father, William Drake worked for the railway and the family lived in the Gatekeepers House in Ashen Lane. I have in the past located Annies grave in Clare. I would be pleased to learn where they may have worked and met. I remember being told of the name Lady Pennent or Tennett. many thanks

Litsarda, GreecePosted by jo tay at 1:39PM on 3rd May, 2013. (

I am trying to find information about my birth mother's family but am stuck because I cannot find the name of the parents of my birth grandmother Elsie Rose Mayes who was born in 1902. In 1922 she married Frederick Ellingham, they had 3 daughters Freda Jean (my birth mother), Eileen and Lillian. Any information and help would be great as I try to piece together my history. Thank you.

York, EnglandPosted by Olaf at 4:04PM on 25th March, 2013. (

I am seeking any information relating to my paternal Grandparents. Does anybody know the name of Harry Rowling? We understand from records we have found so far he was born in Clare Suffolk c 1850-1854.

We also think he may have married a local lady but we only have the name of Mary. At some time during there marriage moved to Middlesborough in North Yorkshire where they lived till their death.

Any help would be invaluable to us and much appreciated.

Duxford, EnglandPosted by Rushenhistory at 8:31AM on 19th March, 2013. (

Interested to find the source of your post as my earliest birth is 1595;

"I am looking for information on William Rushin, born 1505 in Clare, Suffolk. He was the father of William Rishton Rushing born 1535 in Clare and died 1570 in Clare (spouse Carrie Humphrey -born 1535 in Clare). I believe the Ancient House Museum genealogy archives only begin in 1550."

Regards, Peter & Claire Rushen

Duxford, EnglandPosted by Rushenhistory at 8:20AM on 19th March, 2013. (

Many Rushens' and variant name spelling, Rushing and Rushin, were baptised in Clare. Visit the Rushen History web site to find out more.

Regards, Peter & Claire Rushen

North Walsham, EnglandPosted by AnneEL at 8:14PM on 1st March, 2013. (

Hi, This is a message for Gloria A Orbell nee'Gee, daughter of Percival Henry Gee 1922 - 2000. I have been contacted by Haverhill Historical Society regarding her aunt Lilian Olga Gee 1918 - 1988, who was married to Walter Grayson in 1939, he died in WWII in Tunesia 1943. She married John Snell in 1947. They are compiling a memorial book with stories and photo's of all the men and woman named on their war memorial. Please call me if you can help. 01692 404448 (North Walsham) or E-mail me on
Kind regards Anne Lindquist

Polomolok, PhilippinesPosted by crichardsourcing at 12:35AM on 13th February, 2013. (

Hi, my name is Richard Cairns and my great great grandfather was Daniel Jarvis who married twice, firstly Mary (family name unknown) and secondly Charlotte Bruty. From his first marriage he had 10 children among whom David Jarvis who married Ann Beeton. They are shown in the 1891 UK Census record but their daughter Elizabeth disappears after 1881 and I have not been able to locate her subsequent marriage or death. If anyone can help I would be most grateful

Polomolok, PhilippinesPosted by crichardsourcing at 12:26AM on 13th February, 2013. (

Message to Madaboutgolf - you posted in december that you are connected with the Jaris family through son George from Staffordshire. I would be most grateful to receive your contact and information. I can be contacted via email - Many thanks

Guildford, United KingdomPosted by Diane at 2:51PM on 4th February, 2013. (

I am trying to find some information and possible relatives of David Sommerville Scott who is listed as having lived in Clare. He was killed in 1944 in action and was my father's lieutenant. His father was a retired colonel and may have been an active member of the village.Is his name on the war memorial? Any help would be gratefully appreciated, thank you.

Tamworth, AustraliaPosted by MoonTraveller at 7:54AM on 28th January, 2013. (

Charles James Baylis b.1832 in Stoke by Clare Suffolk UK to Philip Baylis ,gentleman and Mary Anne Clubb.
I am looking for traces of my early family history in Clare, living places ,occupations etc.
I would appreciate any information on the same.
Charles moved to Australia and started my family line Stratford Victoria.
Thank you.

Wingham, CanadaPosted by Brent at 4:42PM on 11th January, 2013. (

BOWYER family history. I am republishing my 418 page book of 1995: The Stradishall Bowyers - 500 Years, and also a sequel that will be about 175 pages with new branches added in and updates to those previously known. If you have Bowyer ancestors that came from East Anglia, they are most likely in this book. It traces the family back to William & Maude Bowyer at Withersfield and Stradishall, with a branch at Clare already in the early 1600s. Projected date of publication is March 2013. If you would like a copy or would like your own Bowyer ancestors and descendants included in the sequel, please email me at or write:
Brent Bowyer, RR2, Wingham, Ontario, Canada. N0G 2W0

Derby, EnglandPosted by madaboutgolf at 2:38PM on 28th December, 2012. (

Message for crichardssourcing
My husband is a descendant of Daniel Jarvis and Charlotte Bruty thru their son George who died in Staffordshire. We have more family tree details - will sort thru them and happy to pass them on to you.

Highland, USAPosted by Britishyankee at 5:41PM on 29th November, 2012. (

I googled my great grandfather's name and it showed a message post here from November 6th 2012 from someone sharing the same great grandfather, but when I go to the message board I cannot find it - there is only one message on that date listed and it is not the one pertaining to Arthur William Byford 1877, Clare, Suffolk. Am I missing something? How do I see all the posts from that date?

Polomolok, PhilippinesPosted by crichardsourcing at 10:28AM on 28th November, 2012. (

I am a descendent of the Jarvis family which lived in Clare and Ovington. I am looking for information about Daniel Jarvis born abt 1806 at Ovington. He married Mary (Surname unknown) and they had Thomas 1826, Newton 1831 & Simeon 1835 all seemingly born at Belchamp St Paul and then David 1837 (Clare), Ketturah 1839 (Clare), Rachel & Leah twins 1842 (Clare), Ebenezer 1844 (Clare), Eliza 1847 (Clare) and Joseph 1848 (Clare). Mary subsequently died in 1853 and Daniel remarried Charlotte Bruty in 1855 and had George abt 1857 (Clare) and Emma 1858 (Clare). Daniel died in 1873 and his death wa registered at Risbridge. I would appreciate any connections to this family and am willing to share information.

Folkestone, United KingdomPosted by Elaine at 4:42PM on 6th November, 2012. (

My third great grandmother was Eliza Robinson, born in Clare in 1816. She married Joseph Edwards in 1844 and I hold the marriage certificate. Their son was George Robinson Edwards. However, the confusion begins in that there is also a record for the same Joseph Edwards remarrying in 1867 to another Eliza Robinson of Clare! This one was born in 1834, 18 years after the first one, and they went on to have a large family over many years. The marriage certificate of Eliza Robinson born 1816 states Thomas Robinson, glazier, as her father and Eliza Robinson born 1834 states Charles Robinson, Plumber (and her christening record just gives a mother, Matilda). I would love to unravel the mystery of the two Elizas and be able to trace their families. I would be grateful for any help or advice, many thanks.

Litsarda, GreecePosted by jo tay at 6:26PM on 28th September, 2012. (

I am researching my birth family and have found that my mother's family the "Ellinghams" have lived in Clare since 1816. My mother's name was Freda Jean 1922-1994 her father was Frederick Ellingham 1901-1973 who was married to Elsie Rose Mayes. Does anyone remember them? Do any Ellinghams still live in Clare? I would appreciate any information that anyone might have that would help me understand a bit more about my roots!

many thanks

Hertford, HertfordshirePosted by rosedrum at 8:58PM on 4th September, 2012. (

Can anyone help, I have obtained a marriage certificate for my gg grandfather married in Clare Suffolk, however the Church in which they marrried I am having trouble finding. On the cert it looks like St Barnas (could be barnabus not very clear) in the parish of Clare in the county of Suffolk, the family were from the Risbridge/Clare area in all the censuses, but I can't seem to find a church in the locality of that name. I assume the parishes changed at some point. Can anyone help please

Upminster, EnglandPosted by boutainium at 11:29AM on 27th August, 2012. (

Hi, my name is Christine Bolton

I've just discovered this marvellous message board and thought that somebody out there may be able to help me. My great, great, great Grandmother was Mary Meers (Mears) born 1797 in Stoke by Clare. She married John Orris in 1791 in Hundon, I have no idea where she lived in Clare or much about her family, but do know that her son also John Orriss, born 1819 in Hundon worked on Eagles Farm in Stoke by Clare. I'd love to hear from anybody who has a connection to either the Meers family or the Orris family of Hundon.

Can you help..?
If so please email: - Quote Ref: BOLTON

Ashbourne, EnglandPosted by jivexx at 4:27PM on 26th August, 2012. (


Anyone out there researching these names.

Pam in the UK.

Clanfield, EnglandPosted by thornhill at 8:54PM on 22nd August, 2012. (

Hi. I'm researching my wife's DOWSETT family tree and have discovered that her Great-Graet Grand Mother Mary Bareham (born 1833) married George Dowsett (born 1858) they had five children; Elizabeth (1882-1912), Willie Joseph (1881), Mary (1868-1954), Arthur (1890) & Ada Edith (1892-1982). They all lived in Stoke-by-Clare.

Posted by glennbevan at 7:20AM on 3rd August, 2012. (


I was wondering if anyone could help me. I am keen to book the Town Hall or the Old School Community Centre. I was given the number 07500642001 and the email address but despite ringing several times a week over the past month, leaving messages and also sending emails I am yet to here anything at all. If anyone knows of somebody I can contact I would be extremely grateful.



Pacentro, ItaliaPosted by maddy at 3:11PM on 17th May, 2012. (

I am looking for any information on E.Clare, a relative of Oliver Clare, the vistorian artist, who lived in Birmingham UK.

United KingdomPosted by Webmaster at 5:58PM on 10th May, 2012. (

My great grandfather was born in Clare, Suffolk in 1877 - Arthur William BYFORD.

I cannot find any records for his father, Edwin BYFORD and so I am stuck on this line. I know his wife's name was Eliza but I do not know her maiden name. Any help on this would be sincerely appreciated.

Julie Matern

San Diego, USAPosted by rochella at 2:41AM on 5th May, 2012. (

I am looking for information on William Rushin, born 1505 in Clare, Suffolk. He was the father of William Rishton Rushing born 1535 in Clare and died 1570 in Clare (spouse Carrie Humphrey -born 1535 in Clare). I believe the Ancient House Museum genealogy archives only begin in 1550.

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