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Name:Hedley Bunting
Email:villabunting{at}hotmail.co.uk
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Preston, Lancs
Comments:Dear Paddy, William Bunting 1819 I have traced my Great Grandfather to Old Catton,Norfolk. Born 8th September 1819 Baptised at St margaret.He ends up in Sheffield 1858 as a soldier. His father was a soldier.No record of regiment in parish records. What regiments were recruiting in the area? My Great Great Grandmother Susanna Bunting, Catton (died 1874) in the 1861 census was a Almswoman? and in the 1871 census(Widow) was receiving parish relief. Was she destitute? Who gave her the relief? Regards, Hedley Bunting
December 25, 2009 17:41:22 (GMT Time)
Reply:          Hallo Hedley,
You ask several questions and will answer as best I can in reverse order:

If you g-g-grandmother was on relief at the time of the 1871 census her "outdoor relief" would have been paid by the local Board of Guardians for the union of parishes in which she lived. If this was Catton, then that was in Taverham hundred and St. Faith's union; so she would have received her relief from St. Faith's Board of Guardians. The records should be available and are most probably in the Norfolk Record Office (attached to County Hall, Norwich), web-site at Norfolk Archives Centre.

The description almswoman in the 1861 census suggests she was already receiving help from some local charity, and 1871 parish relief means destitution (very likely as a widow as this is well before the time of even minimal pensions....."

I am not clear how much you already know about her soldier husband and father-in-law, so perhaps it is best if I suggest you give details of what you already have and what you are seeking (use the e-mail link on my Copyright notice above).
Regards,
Paddy

December 30, 2009 at 15.00 hrs. (GMT Time)



Name:JD
Email:fouthfoot à jomail.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Juymalaia
Comments:Well here we are in Juymalaia waiting for Mr Apling to give his own daughter access to some sort of communication. Usually we live in France. But this is a denied country And family is also denied. Only censorship exists
December 23, 2009 21:26:22 (GMT Time)



Name:Tom Moore
Email:teemour{at}ihug.co.nz
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
New Zealand
Comments:My paternal family came from Houghton St.Giles in 1800
December 6, 2009 02:40:06 (GMT Time)



Name:Roger Matthews
Email:matthews109{at}waitrose.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Greenwich, London
Comments:I am researching the Matthews family who farmed in the Hackford Kimberley area during the 19th century. They married among others members of the Story and Bush families. Should these names strike any sort of a chord I would love to hear from you. Best wishes, Roger Matthews
November 28, 2009 13:36:57 (GMT Time)



Name:Nigel Postle
Email:nigel_postle{at}hotmail.co.uk
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Norwich
Comments:Studying my family in Norfolk
October 1, 2009 08:14:54 (GMT Time)



Name:vince.symonds
Email:vince.symonds{at}live.co.uk
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
murton,seaham,co.durham
Comments:i am trying to find my g g grandfather lawrence symonds, i think he was born in winterton,norfolk in 1804 but i cannot find anything else about him marriage death etc yours v s
September 3, 2009 21:19:02 (GMT Time)



Reply:          Hallo Vince, The BMD index shows a William Lawrence Symonds married in the December quarter of 1857, registered in Great Yarmouth. vol 4b, page 6. This might be him, as Winterton would be in the Gt Yarmouth registration district - you will have to get a copy of the marriage certificate to make sure.
Regards,
Paddy
September 19, 2009 at 17.30 hrs. (BST Time)



Name:JEAN BOWER
Email:jebmistral{at}live.co.uk
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Peterborough
Comments:Common names sent me off on a wild goose chase in Norfolk. Now I have found out that my ancestor, Robert Skelton (father of John Skelton b.1828) was born in Friskney, Lincs, married in Holme, Hunts, then moved to Modney Hall Farm, Norfolk. His first 4 children were born there. It appears that the original Modeney Hall was Modeney Priory, a Benedictine cell of Ramsey Abbey, founded possibly by 1178, definitely by 1291, and dissolved in 1539. The hall was rebuilt about 1840, just after my ancestors moved to Huntingdonshire. There may be 15th century parts inside and remains of the original priory in the grounds of Modney Hall Farm. Now the hall is the home of an outdoor/extreme sports company. Does anyone have any further information about the history of Modney Hall Farm and its inhabitants? Thank you in advance for any help you can give me. Jean Bower
August 26, 2009 12:48:02 (GMT Time)



Name:LINDA SMITH
Email:travelling.linda{at}yahoo.co.uk
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
KENT
Comments:I CAME ACROSS YOUR WEBSITE AND FOUND IT INFORMATIVE....I AM LOOKING AT MY FAMILY...IN PARTICULAR THE READER'S FROM EAST WALTON....I AM TRYING TO GAIN SOME INFO.....
July 15, 2009 17:08:20 (GMT Time)



Name:J O'Brien
Email:lambnco{at}hotmail.co.uk
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Norfolk
Comments:Do you have any information on yhe history of Plowright place Saffham?
June 6, 2009 16:40:34 (GMT Time)

Reply:          Hallo Mr. O'Brien,
I regret I know nothing, apart from the fact that Plowright was owner of the Swaffham Gas Works in the late 19th century, so that, presumably the place is named after him.
Regards,
Paddy
June 14, 2009 at 17.30 hrs. (BST Time)



Name:JEAN BOWER
Email:jebmistral{at}live.co.uk
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Peterborough
Comments:Since my last email about John Skelton I have discovered (thanks to your links) that he was living at Baxters Row, East Dereham with parents and siblings. Father listed as gardener but no mention here of Modmey Hall. Can I assume that Modmey Hall was in or very close to this town? Googling the name has also drawn a blank. I look forward to any information or clues to the whereabouts of this elusive place. Jean Bower
May 18, 2009 23:43:13 (GMT Time)



Name:JEAN BOWER
Email:jebmistral{at}live.co.uk
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
living in Peterborough,originally from Ilkeston,Derbyshire
Comments:Found your site by chance when researching family history - it's really interesting and covers a wide range of topics. According to census records my g-g-grandfather,John Skelton, was born at Modmey Hall, Norfolk in 1829, but I cannot find any information about it anywhere. I believe it to be in the old area of Mitford & Launditch. His father, William, is listed in the 1851 census as a gardener, presumably still at Modmey Hall, which, I am assuming, is long gone or transformed into some other use under another name. Do you know of this establishment or can you point me to other sources which may help me? Thank you. Jean Bower
May 16, 2009 15:00:46 (GMT Time)



Name:Laura
Email:l.bowcutt{at}sky.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Lichfield
Comments:Hello Paddy I have just had 2hours on the computer reading about Hingham Norfolk so informative thank you. I have been tracing my Family Tree since 1980 and I have been stuck since then with my gt gt gt Grandfather Henry Baxter born abt 1744 buried 26.1.1816 age 72 St Andrews Hingham. The Baxters lived in Baxter Row and my gt gt grandfather Phillip was a Gardener I have been working around the villages to try and find my Henry but no luck. Have you any suggestions where I could l could go next. Thank you for reading this message I would appreciate any help Laura
May 14, 2009 07:57:59 (GMT Time)



Name:maureen leeds
Email:mojo-2005{at}hotmail.co.uk
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
norfolk
Comments:researching my own family , need antecedents of james leeds and elizabeth phillipo both of bawdewell married at north elmham 1674 abt
May 3, 2009 10:50:41 (GMT Time)



Name:kate simpson
Email:katie.simpson{at}ntlworld.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Hartlepool
Comments:
April 16, 2009 00:46:17 (GMT Time)



Name:sandra holden
Email:sandraholden{at}btinternet.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
kings lynn
Comments:i would like to know the history of the small cemetary on the fleet why has it been left and who maintains it and from when was it in use
April 13, 2009 21:29:18 (GMT Time)
Reply:          Hallo Sandra,
I have no idea !!
Why not ask the Town Council or the Kings Lynn Library?
Someone local must know.
Regards,
Paddy
Aptil 14, 2009 at 09.00 hrs. (BST Time)



Name:alan williamson
Email:ac.williamson{at}ntlworld.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
stevenage herts
Comments:hi for the past 25 year i have been researching my family tree in coventry and london in a family diary of 1863 a lot is written about a preacher the rev edward h delf i have just got hooked and building a file on him can you help he was born 1821 bedingham norfolk son of samuel delf and fanny hickman i know he had a brother who went on to be a farmer best regards alan williamson
April 12, 2009 17:52:03 (GMT Time)
Reply:          Hallo Alan,
I cannot help directly about Bedingham connections, but can only advise that for information after 1840 the primary source of family info is probably the census, while before then it is the parish register.
For the census you can currently get 14 days free access from Ancestry.com, but for the parish register you will probably need to visit the Archive Centre or the Forum Library for access.
Regards,
Paddy
April 14, 2009 at 09.00 hrs. (BST Time)



Name:Courtney Hamilton
Email:courtney{at}dazedgroup.com
HomePage:http://neo-jacobins.blogspot.com/
Where are
you from:
London
Comments:It was Louis Proyect who first introduced me to you (albeit, unwittingly), in a recent post on his blog. I thought your post about political initiatives on the Marxism list was very interesting, especially the second initiative No2EU – Yes to Democracy, which is very timely considering that Ireland might have another referendum vote – and, we in the UK are not even entitled to such niceties like a vote on the re-written Treaty. Just on another note, as a moderate Marxist myself, I was struck by your critical comments on your website on the topic of anthropogenic global warming, which was surprising considering that many on the Left (including radical Marxists like Proyect) appear to have fallen hook, line and sinker for much of what you called ‘global warming nonsense’. It’s a shame there only appears to be a handful of influential Marxists who are prepared to take some in the environmental movement to task for their global warming alarmism. Best wishes. Courtney
April 8, 2009 21:23:08 (GMT Time)
Reply:         
Hallo Courtney,
Many thanks for your comments.
As I have live in rural Norfolk and have been retired for over 20 years I do not meet any of these extreme environmentalists - I only suffer their influence (reciprocal) with the media. My discussion with Lou in Manhattan in January was the only discussion of this "global warming" alarmism I have had with anyone who believes it - and it was only one of many matters we discussed. I wrote my web articles 2˝ years ago, and the only thing that seems to have changed since then that any warming seems to have gone into reverse !! Obviously climate is, and always, has been constantly changing, and clearly changes in land-use do make changes to it - but these are local, not global, changes - and how anyone with any sense can regard CO2, the fundamental necessity for plant growth and hence food production, as a dangerous pollutant is just beyond my comprehension. As someone originally trained as a Public Analyst, I have been involved in control of the environment all my professional life (84th birthday today !!).

Regards,
Paddy.



Name:Paul Doughty
Email:paul'torchon.plus.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
colchester
Comments:My greatgrandfather Edward Doughty is in the 1881 census as a , age 25> his birthplace is blacksmith in Barrack Road(now Street) Norwich his birthplace is given as Parham. I cannot find any thing. Can you help please?
March 16, 2009 11:56:15 (GMT Time)
Reply:         

Hallo Paul,
There is no place called Parham that I know of.
I think the name is either mis-spelled or read wrongly, and I cannot think what it may be, and so am unable to help directly.
All I can suggest is that you either find your g-grandfather's entry in an ealier or later census or discover his date of birth from the BMD register and obtain his birth certificate.
Regards,
Paddy



Name:kate elizabeth aplin
Email:kateaplin{at}hotmail.co.uk
HomePage:
Where are
you from:
manchester, england
Comments:Hi Paddy, I'm currently trying to find out as much as i can about my family and where they come from. I googled the name and found you. I'm going to speak to my gran as she seems to know abit about the family. My grandads names is Thomas Aplin and i believe ( and this is really bad that i don't know exactly) that he is 70 this year. If you would email me then i will be able to contact you with any info i can get hold of. Thanks Kate Aplin, D,O,B 24/november/1986, manchester, england
February 25, 2009 23:46:13 (GMT Time)
Reply:          Hallo Kate
It is always nice to hear from another APLIN - and I shall reply direct, hoping for some useful exxchange of info.
But you have reminded me that this page needs to be reduced in size by archiving much of the old material !! Thank you.
Regards,
Paddy




Name:John Cash
Email:jtcpc{at}supanet.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
North Derbyshire
Comments:An excellent and invaluable resource for researching Norfolk local and family history - I couldn't manage without it! Very many thanks.
February 8, 2009 18:24:06 (GMT Time)



Name:hari kumar
Email:hari6.kumar{at}gmailcom
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Various-India-uk-canada
Comments:I am curious if you knew Bill Bland and have memories of him that you could share? Sincerely, HK
January 28, 2009 02:24:34 (GMT Time)



Name:Walter Lippmann
Email:walterlx{at}earthlink.net
HomePage:http://www.walterlippmann.com
Where are
you from:
Los Angeles, California and Havana, Cuba
Comments:Just a note to say "hi". I read a report on you posted by Louis Proyect on his blog and wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed us. Most of us young people (I'm a mere stripling of 65) have little or no contact with militants from the previous generation of working class struggles, so it was very nice to read about you there. Best wishes, Walter Lippmann Havana, Cuba
January 28, 2009 01:32:36 (GMT Time)



Name:Colin Evans
Email:cwmevans{at}aol.com
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Cardiff - but Devon, originally
Comments:Thank you for all the hours spent incompiling this site. I am trying to find birth records for Weasenham St Peter c. 1860's. I am interested in Martha Barnard and Sophia Barnard. Sophia, my wife's grandmother was born c. 1866. I would appreciate your advice, please. Colin Evans
January 11, 2009 11:35:22 (GMT Time)
Reply:          Hallo Colin,
For the reason my delay in replying see my replies to messages below.
You should be able to find the exact birthdate for your wife's grandmother by searching (on-line from the National Archive) the index of Births, Marriages and Deaths, and from the information given there you can order a copy of her birth certificate, which will give details of her parents, enabling you to search further back.
There are probably also details of the family in the Weasenham St Peter parish register, which is probably held on microfiche at the Norfolk Record Office (check their web-site) - and, if so, you could either request your local LDS (Mormon) family records centre to borrow a copy for you to search, or send a message to the Norfolk mailing list asking if some member would be willing to search for you....
Regards,
Paddy
April 11 ,2009 at 21.00 hrs. (BST Time)



Name:Lez Howard
Email:lhkahow{at}clear.net.nz
HomePage:http://
Where are
you from:
Papamoa, Bay of Plenty, NZ.
Comments: Hi Paddy, Your website has been most interesting and helpful in tracking down my decendants from Wickhampton. Your hard work in detailng this site is very much appreciated,Keep up the good work Good Luck Lez Howard
December 31, 2008 19:43:24 (GMT Time)
Reply:          Hallo Lez,
Read the first paragraph of my reply to Jerry Murland, below.
Wickhampton is well away from my primary research area, so there is little else I can tell you about your family, so good hunting in your searches.
It is always particularly welcome to have messages from overseas, so many thanks for your appreciation of my site.
Regards,
Paddy
January 25,2009 at 13.00 hrs. (BST Time)



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