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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

Wellington, New ZealandPosted by Jo at 0:01AM on 12th April, 2011. (

To Audrey F - thanks for replying and it is a pity we don't seem to have a family connection. Good luck with your research. Thanks anyway. Jo

Wellington, New ZealandPosted by Jo at 5:48AM on 2nd April, 2011. (

Hi! My name is Jo and I am trying to trace my anscestors from Clare with the surname of AGER. My relative Albert AGER was born in Clare about 1841. His parents were Nathan AGER and Hannah (nee RANSON). Nathan was born about 1816 in Clare and Nathan's parents were John AGER and Ann (nee CLARK). John Ager also married Ursular BRETT about 1820.

If anyone else is tracing the AGER family I would love to get in touch with them. I see there is an Audrey F who might be looking at the same family line - how exciting!

Thanks Jo

Biggin Hill, EnglandPosted by Steve11438 at 6:35PM on 29th January, 2011. (

Hello, I'm trying to trace my ancestors, surname Hickford, may also be called Heckford. By linking census returns, birth certificates and other online evidence I believe I've located my ancestor Benjamin Hickford born about 1827, his father William Hickford, born about 1806, mother Mary and siblings James, Rebecca, Thomas, Pamela, George, Sarah and Mary Ann, plus one more but I can't read the census taker's writing! The 1841 Census puts them all in Chapel Road, William is described as an agricultural labourer.

Are there parish records that will allow me to go back to William's parents? From what I can see Clare in the early to mid 19th century was a hotspot for Hickfords! The village looks lovely and I'm sure I'll be making a visit soon. Many thanks, Steve

Tonbridge, EnglandPosted by pamela nevin at 6:30PM on 2nd January, 2011. (

Mahatibel Cornell nee Martin was my great great grandmother. My great grandmother was Eunice Cornell and her father was shown as John Cornell married to Mahatibel. However Eunice was in the Risbridge orphanage which could indicate that Mahatibel was perhaps not her mother but possibly the outcome of a liaison John may have had. He was a witness at the wedding of Eunice in 1892 together with his daughter Hattie. Eunice does not appear in the census's except as an orphan and later as a servant at Risbridge. The family appear to have been farm labourers and straw plaiters. Unfortunately l do not have any knowledge of Stoke St Clare and would be so very grateful for any information about Eunice.Many thanks. Pamela.

Great Malvern, UKPosted by charles23btinternetcom at 8:40AM on 2nd November, 2010. (

Hello, I am looking for a lady named Margaret who had a shop at 22 High St. Clare, 20 years ago!! Help!!
Charles Green. 01684 567803. Many thanks

Chatswood, New ZealandPosted by Irene at 9:40PM on 2nd October, 2010. (

I am researching the Hubbard name. I have a will for James Hubbard of Clare dated 1796. His occupation is Felt Monger. His wife is Ann. His son James Godfrey Hubbard is mentioned as living in Long Melford.

If anyone can help with information regarding this family please contact me by email.

Many thanks.

Barnsley, United KingdomPosted by nbcooke at 11:15AM on 29th September, 2010. (

I lived on Highfield during 1972-74 ish.

My mother was Cherry Cooke (maden Brimsden)

Barnsley, United KingdomPosted by nbcooke at 11:08AM on 29th September, 2010. (

Hello I hope you can help. My name is Nigel Cooke, and my connection with Clare is that my grand parents were Mick and Ivy Brimsden. My uncle was Alan who ran the chipp shop. I am curios if his son Little Alan took over the shop.

If anyone from the family anyone with information, wish to contact me they are more than welcome to Email on at

Thank you for yor help

Ferndale, WalesPosted by kerryrees at 10:35PM on 10th August, 2010. (

Hi Alec,
Probably connected, but not directly - though I expect some connection along one branch or another.
I think all Wallikers in the Suffolk area landed sometime in 1500s or 1600s from Switzerland, where there are Walliker placenames as well as people! Probably escaping religious persecution, though by 1700s none of my ancestors seem particularly god-fearing.
I have only managed to go back to early 1700s in a direct line, with a bit on the sides - none of which are noticeably Stoke by Clare based, but all in Bury St Ed/Hawstead/etc. area.


crawley, englandPosted by bruty at 7:20PM on 4th August, 2010. (

Have I any body related to me by the surname of BRUTY. My grandfather was born in Clare in lived in common street. His christian name was WALTER and he had a sister named BESSIE, who I visited many years ago. I would love to know if any of my second cousins were still living in clare.

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