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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.

Posted by Alec at 9:49PM on 31st July, 2010. (

Hi kerryrees

I'm a Walliker too.

Do you descend from the walliker's of Stoke by Clare?


Carine, AustraliaPosted by Marcia at 1:02AM on 20th June, 2010. (

I am trying to find:
Samuel JAY born around 1700.
He married in the Netherlands in 1734 and he said he was born in Clare. His bride was from Norwich so I am assuming he came from Clare Suffolk. He was a minister Church at Dordrecht until his death in 1751.
Any information on any JAY's in Clare around 1700 would be most welcome.
Western Australia

sudbury, englandPosted by g49 at 6:20PM on 9th June, 2010. (

the greengrocers on the market hill used to be the angel inn in the 17th century... where the town hall is now was the yard where they kept their carriages and horses.

Perth, AustraliaPosted by LesleyRae58 at 6:23PM on 31st May, 2010. (

Searching for: Ives of Clare. Hi I am researching my great grandmothers family, her father was George Bullingbrooke Ive, born in Clare Suffolk, he was a building contractor/carpenter.

I have photos showing the town of clare showing St Peters Church with George & I think one of his sons. He married Sarah Boyce and they lived in Blackheath Kent Lewisham where my great grandmother was born

I also have photos of graves with the following names; Mehetabel Ive d.1861, wife of the late Thomas Ive and another with Mary Ann Ive wife of the late ( Robert Mortlock Ive b.1836 d.1896.)

Pemberton, CanadaPosted by Jim at 3:51AM on 20th May, 2010. (

Rushenhistory...If you are still looking for the location of the Angel Inn or pub, you might look at the Angel in Glemsford. It's close to Clare and the building at least, is 16th century. I don't know how long it's operated as the Angel.


Pemberton, CanadaPosted by Jim at 3:36AM on 20th May, 2010. (

Does anyone know if records exist for Clare Priory School? There is an online article by Trevor Pickerin in a 2000 edition of Clare Focus Magazine about the school, but not much else to be found. The 1871 census lists the Master Joseph Gee, his family and the students. One of the students Alfred Smith, is the correct age and birth place to match an ancestor I'm looking for. I'm wondering if any records exist that would show parents. Does anyone know the criteria for admittance..was it a school for the wealthy? The parents were farmers and probably could not afford an expensive school.


Duxford, EnglandPosted by Rushenhistory at 10:48AM on 6th April, 2010. (

In 1642 William Barron left a will in which he stated he was the innkeeper of the "Angel" and that he owned a shop occupied by William Rushin, a barber.

Can anybody help with the location of the "Angel" or his shop?

Ferndale, WalesPosted by kerryrees at 6:02PM on 2nd April, 2010. (

Hi Anyone- do you know of Pentlow Hall, about 3.5 miles E of Clare apparently, bought in 1835 by R Simpson for the running of a school?
Or of Rev. James Bloomfield, who ran a school in Bury?

Ferndale, WalesPosted by kerryrees at 5:50PM on 2nd April, 2010. (

Hi Mimram/Janet,
The elusive Rinaldo... if yours was born in 1868, I believe there must have been 2 of them.
I am a Walliker, and as far as I can tell, a Sarah Walliker married William Robinson, a Glover, 17.09.1815. I have found a Rinaldo Robinson owning and occupying a house and stable at 12, Common (Callis) St., Clare, in 1866. I've also found Rinaldo Robinson at No. 13 in 1884. Also nos. 21/22 owned in 1866 by Rinaldo Robinson.
Somewhere in the newspaper archives in Bury St E, I found this; "1839 - Rinaldo Robinson won 2 prize as labourer having greatest no. of ligitimate children not on parish relieve - 5 children, awarded at S. Suffolk Agricultural Society Dinner at Clare, Nov. 20th. He has worked on same farm for 20 years". If this was Rinaldo Snr., maybe your Rinaldo was one of these 5 well-cared for children?!
Keep up the search! Kerry

Stevenage, UKPosted by mimram at 10:25AM on 30th March, 2010. (

I'm trying to research the Robinson family of Clare, particularly Rinaldo Robinson (born approx 1868), and his parents John and Sarah Robinson. I would like to find out Rinaldo's birth and death, his parents birth, death and marriage and his mother's maiden name. At present I seem to be unable to find any details and wonder if anyone can help? They lived in Clare for many years. I believe Rinaldo was either born in Pimlico, London or Clare, Suffolk, but I don't know where the marriage happened. Any details would be appreciated.

Solihull, UKPosted by jeffpmartin at 0:45AM on 29th March, 2010. (

Hi everyone.
I've just stumbled upon this forum and would like to advise you that I have Hickfords and Byfords in my tree, so if anyone would like info feel free to contact me and se if I can help.

Melbourne, AustraliaPosted by projectparis at 6:48AM on 28th March, 2010. (

Hi, I am trying to locate details regarding my grandmother Eva May Hickford how was more in the UK and migrated to Australia.

Thanks so much Anne

IPSWICH, EnglandPosted by Michael at 7:17PM on 9th February, 2010. (

Hi, I am trying to trace any details of one of my ancestors ELIZABETH RASH born in Clare on the 11th May 1790. She married my Grt Grt Grt Gandfather RICHARD ROGERS in Clare or Stoke by Clare in 1808.. Richard was imprisoned in Bury St Edmunds for 2 months in 1816 for damaging a Threshing Machine. Any details would be appreciated on the family.. thanks Mike

Beauly, ScotlandPosted by Ben Wyvis at 3:06PM on 5th February, 2010. (

For patfenno (in reply to message dated 5/11/2009)
I'm afraid Jonathan Cutts (1720-1797) is as far back as I go too ! I'm descended from Christopher and Mary's eldest son William (b.1827 in Clare - out of wedlock - two months before they married !) He's shown on the 1841 census as William Cutts but takes his mother's maiden name when he moves up to London around 1850, from then on being "William Hammond" (which is as he was baptised in March 1828.) He marries Johanna Collis (b.1821 Mitcheldever, Hampshire) in 1853 and their first child (my great grandfather) Charles Cutts Hammond was born in 1854 at Marylebone, London. Their three daughters also received the middle name "Cutts" - but younger son William Hammond (b.1863) was given the middle name "David", I believe after his grandfather David Collis.
Ben Wyvis

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