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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.

St Albans, EnglandPosted by Rosie at 5:36AM on 30th April, 2012. (

Hi Everyone, My Gt Uncle was born in Glemsford in 1883 and died 22/1/1955 at Cavendish RD, Clare. His name was Archibald Cook and we THINK his wife was Eveline Smith born 1881, Glemsford dying about 1950, Newmarket, West Suffolk. I am trying to find out where he/they are buried and if there are still any members of the family around the area that I can get in touch with. They were married in St Marys, Glemsford (if we have the right lady) and we think there may have been two daughters.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Aussie.

St Albans, EnglandPosted by Rosie at 8:55PM on 23rd April, 2012. (

Just stumbled on this noticeboard whilst researching Clare & wondered if anyone would recognise the surname PETTIT or know anything about the history of CABINET MAKERS in the area. I have been researching my family history & (with the help of the Bury Records Office) have got back to my grt.grt.grt.grandfather Walter who was baptised in Clare with his brother Richard in the early 1800s; their father, Nathaniel, married to Mary (poss Bowley) was a cabinet maker.
Any comments much appreciated. Rosie

St. Ives, ukPosted by barty55 at 7:38PM on 15th April, 2012. (

We are trying to search for a Hattie or Hettie Medcalf that used to run a newsagent in Clare in 1950s.
She was probably born in Hundon.
any information would be very gratefully received.

Calne, EnglandPosted by Hilary at 1:40PM on 3rd February, 2012. (

ABRAHAM WALLETT vicar at CLARE died December 1790.
Am totally stuck with his birthdate.
Am hoping someone would be able to check the church to see if there is any kind of memorial giving an age or clue??
He married Mary MUMBY and had several children, 5 survived to adulthood. I think Abraham may have originally come from Long Sutton, Lincolnshire,
thanks so much
fingers crossed!

Ayr, AustraliaPosted by tcmorgan at 8:52AM on 20th December, 2011. (

Re: Post below by Marineliferescue on the 27 Aug 2011

I am researching my sister in law's family tree and have found her gt gt grandmother PHOEBE CLARKE b 1859 in Clare Suffolk, her parents were THOMAS b @ 1832 and BETSY b @ 1833 Stoke, their children, that I know of are
FANNY 1854

Anyone who knows anything about this family please contact me to swap notes/information


Thomas and Besty Clark (or Elizabeth Clark) are my gx2 grandparents. Betsy was born in Clare to Jarman Lewis and Elizabeth Purkis. She married Thomas Clark and lived most of her life in Stoke by Clare. I have photos and information about this family that I am willing to share. I believe Phoebe (plus some of her sisters) went to London and worked as a servant before getting married there. I would like to hear from you.

Kind regards


thames, new zealandPosted by chrissy at 0:50AM on 19th October, 2011. (

HI, my first post now turns out to be wrong info.
So, i now know that William E Webb B1810 Garner Cornwall (not Devon)... He married 1. Elizabeth Hornabooke, they had Eliza Jane 1844, Mary Elizabeth 1848, and William 1857. Elizabeth died after childbirth of William.
William snr remarried to Mary Ann Walter in 1861.

Is there anyone out there who has any info for William b1810 ..his birth date is verified but i still cannot find any info on his parents! If theres anyone who has these people in there tree im happy to share what info i have. Thanx chrissy

Port Kennedy, AustraliaPosted by patfenno at 1:54PM on 17th October, 2011. (

To mimram, after my sister posted our family tree on ancestry I remembered an entry on this site re Rinaldo Robinson who you were looking for. My Rinaldo's parents were George Robinson b c1770 and Ann Cutts - Cutts is my maiden name. Rinaldo b 1803 d 1879 married Hannah Bareham all were born in Clare. Hope that also helps.

Northwich, EnglandPosted by Floating D at 1:31PM on 4th October, 2011. (

Just noticed on page 2 that kopperknob1 was looking for descendants of George WALLAGE/Elizabeth HONEYBALL

Probably too late now as it was Jan 2010 but just in case see following:

Son George WALLAGE b.1846 in Clare d.1894
Susan Ann LEWIS b.1845 d.?
had the following children
George b.1870 in Clare
Ada b.1873 in Clare
Sarah b. 1876 in Clare
Emma b. 1877 in Clare
Florence b. 1879 in Hasland, Chesterfield, Derbyshire

Best regards


Northwich, EnglandPosted by Floating D at 1:27PM on 4th October, 2011. (

Hi everyone am a new boy - joined today!! Looking for anything on the WALLAGE family of Clare.
Have so far got back to George Wallage b.1801? married in 1844 to Elizabeth HONEYBALL b.?

Have speed read some of the exising pages but to no avail. Can anybody help????

Best regards


Solihull, United KingdomPosted by Ken Barker at 7:50PM on 26th September, 2011. (

Hi my name is Ken Barker and I am trying to trace information about my mother's side of the family.
My late mother Olive Barker ( nee Mizen ) was I believe born at Bench Barn Farm as was her sister Gwen Mizen. They lived there for a number of years in the 1920s with their parents Oliver Mizen and Dorothy Mizen, before Olive and Gwen were sent to Coventry to work in the munitions factories during the second world war. Any information would be gratefully received.

Havant, UKPosted by Mortlock at 5:02PM on 17th September, 2011. (

Peter Mortlock gives his pob as Clare in the 1911 census. In an earlier census it is 'Long Garden'. Does/did this relate to anywhere local?

Preston, EnglandPosted by marineliferescue at 7:29PM on 27th August, 2011. (


I am researching my sister in law's family tree and have found her gt gt grandmother PHOEBE CLARKE b 1859 in Clare Suffolk, her parents were THOMAS b @ 1832 and BETSY b @ 1833 Stoke, their children, that I know of are
FANNY 1854

Anyone who knows anything about this family please contact me to swap notes/information

Clare, UKPosted by bumpkin at 3:21PM on 23rd August, 2011. (

Hello Graham (New Zealand)... In passing, I noticed in your posting (7/07/11) you suggest..."...Mary Pinchback etc married at Bradfield street church clare etc etc" However you may not be aware that there is a village called "Bradfield Saint(St)Clare".. which is about 12 miles from CLARE itself,so your search may be more centred at that location inc its church!!
Hope this might prove useful!

Cornelius, North Carolina, United StatesPosted by Larry at 7:21PM on 30th July, 2011. (

After living in the U.K.for almost 12 years, I return to the U.S. to find that much of my ancestry came from Clare and Aylesbury. I used to go to Lavenham regularly for weekend trips.

After doing extensive research, I have traced my ancestry to William R Rushing(born 1535) married to Carrie Humphrey born around the same year.

Any information about this family before that date would be deeply appreciated. Any more significant/ more current info. about the Rushing family (possibly spelled Rushen/Rushin) would also be appreciated.


Camberley, United KingdomPosted by Rose at 5:20PM on 12th July, 2011. (

Hello, please can anyone help. My Great Grandparents, Edwin Coulson Brett and Florence Brett (formerly Clifford)and also my Grandfather Horace Coulson Brett, on the 1891 census were living in Callis Street, Clare. Is there any way of identifying exactly which house they were living in as this is not listed on the original census form. I am visiting Clare in a couple of weeks and would like to take a photo if possible

Also anyone know anything about the Clifford family in Edwardstone? This is where my Great Grandmother was born in 1861 and on the 1881 census was living at the White Horse Inn, Edwardstone with her parents, George and Ann Clifford.

Any help would be very much appreciated. Kind regards, Rose

Carnforth, EnglandPosted by avgathome at 2:18PM on 13th June, 2011. (

Hi My name is Vic Gunn and I am trying to trace my family who lived in Clare in about 1840. Robert Gunn declared in the 1841 census that his occupation was a Maltster and in 1843 has was a Corn Merchant, he married twice, firstly to Una French and they had a daughter Deberorah, on the death of Una in 1813 in Cavendish he went on to marry Hannah Glasscock in 1814 also in Cavendish, they went on to have five children James Frederick, Lydia, Hannah, Naomi and Emma Ann. I believe that Roberts Parents were Abraham Gunn and Elizabeth Webb but things start to get murky now. Has anybody got any information that may fill in some of chasms that exist in my knowledge. Thanks for reading my plea, Vic

Farnham, United KingdomPosted by Stu at 4:01PM on 12th June, 2011. (

I am looking for details of Samuel Glazin (born 1806 in Clare)and married to Mehetabel Robinson. I know he lived in Calais Street and Bridewell Street and that he was a bricklayer. I think his father was Samuel Glazin (a shoemaker) and his mother was Elizabeth Wade, but I do not have any definite sources to back this up.

Can anyone help please?

Gravesend, United KingdomPosted by Tricia at 8:57AM on 30th May, 2011. (

I need info on the Hickford Family father George(had sisters Harriet,Sarah & Mary) wife Hannah (nee Pulham) and children Amelia, Ada, Arthur Maria who lived 149 Common Street.
I need info on daughter Ada born 23rd Feb.1874. All I can find out is that she left her hometown possibly pregnant and had a little girl (Ada Amelia) born 5th Sept. 1891 in Dartford Workhouse Kent.
There is no name of the father on the birth certificate, can anyone help? was she pregnant before she left Clare? or did she meet someone in Swanscombe/Dartford area where she worked as a servant for a short while. The last record I can find of Ada in Clare is when she was 7 years old, where was she between then and 1874? Hoping someone can shed some light

alershot, englandPosted by kim at 6:56PM on 29th May, 2011. (

hello this is a message for pam who posted about eunice cornell i have started a tree on and she shows as being married to my gg grandfather. from what i understand my grandfather was sent to a very good school in clare (dont know the name) grandfather was albert edward allsop (his father being carlton allsop) if this fills in with what you have found out pam, i will email you the log on details for and you can see if it helps you fill in any gaps. kim

thames, new zealandPosted by chrissy at 1:01AM on 28th May, 2011. (

Hello. my name is Chris Steward, I live in NZ. I have just found this site & would like to know if anyone can help me find more details of my gg grandfather (his parents/siblings etc).
All I have of him is a name William Edward Webb b 1810 in Devon, moved to Shadwell London at some point. He married Elizabeth Hornabrooke, had 1 son William b1857. Elizabeth died after childbirth & William remarried to Mary Ann Walter.
I have been trying for ages to find further info on William. Any help appreciated.
I have family some geneology of the Webbs if anyone wants info im happy to share.
Thanking you chris steward

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