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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.

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.


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