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Has anyone seen the grave or heard of the
burial site of Jane Sherlock, wife of Lashmer Sherlock, who died about
1810 - 1815 in Horsted Keynes? She was baptised in Horsted Keynes in
1765, the daughter of Thomas and Anne Best. Lashmer Sherlock died in
I cannot find any record of her death, so If you
come across her date of death, please could you kindly contact me at:
I am a
descendant of John Martin, born in Horsted Keynes before 26 May 1795. He was
the fifth son of Thomas MARTIN died 15 Dec 1829 Horsted Keynes and Sarah
CONSTABLE, who also died in Horsted Keynes. 14 Jun 1826.John was convicted
of stealing a sheep in 1818 in the Sussex assize and was sentenced to death,
but the sentence was commuted to transportation for life to New South Wales,
to John include:
Thomas MARTIN (1786); Richard MARTIN (1790), Edward MARTIN, (1791) Mary
MARTIN, (1797) Martha MARTIN (1799)
(1801), Maria MARTIN (1802) all christened in Horsted Keynes, so it seems
that the family lived in this community for some time.
John went on to
become a respectable and successful farmer in the Paterson area of
As there were
many brothers and sisters of John, I am seeking information as to whether
any Martin descendants still living in or around Horsted Keynes today.
willing to share information about Johnís many descendants in Australia
should anyone wish for more information.
researching the SHERLOCK family from Horsted Keynes. I've traced the
family back to Stephen Sherlock, born about 1817, married to Charlotte
from Fletching. Their children were Harriett, Abraham, Eliza, Mary Ann and
William. Please contact me at
Looking for connections with COLVEN
family of Horsted Keynes.
Thomas baptised 1768 in Lindfield.
Was a bricklayer. Married Hannah (buried 1 June 1812) then Eleanor
Haigh widow, (buried 7 Jan 1836).
Thomas buried 21 Jan 1836 - all in St
Giles churchyard. Brother Richard was a glazier, died 1808 with a
large tomb in churchyard.
Thomas's son was Charles Crewdson
Colven, baptised 9 Feb 1817 in Horsted Keynes, who married Elizabeth
Britcher in Dec 1840 in Bromley.
(Where did Crewdson come from??).
Family moved to South London.
Thomas's father possibly George and
grandfather Richard (buried may 1744 in churchyard) also a bricklayer.
I'm looking for any information about the
BATES family who lived in Horsted Keynes from about the early 1800's to
the late 1830's. John Bates was born there about 1805, married Hope
Holford and had three known children - Hubert, Horace and Herbert. John
was a tailor as was his two eldest sons. Any information on births,
baptisms, marriages etc needed.
I am looking for any
information on the Scott families that come from this area
can any one help please
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I am looking for any type of record of people by
the last name of HOADLEY, particularly these people:
Harry Hoadley b. 8 Apr 1878
Edward Hoadley b. Nov 1845 d.1889
John Hoadley d. 1881
John Hoadley b.1776, Chiltington, sussex
(all these events supposedly happened in horsted keynes, unless stated
any help would be much appriciated. just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I`m trying to trace relatives of the Armstrong family
lived at Elm cottage Horsted Keynes in the 1960 please contact me at
The brother of one of my direct ancestors
attended Horsted Keynes (or as he spells it Kaynes) school in 1841.
Through research I believe that he was nine in 1841 and have come across a
letter home just before Christmas
shall break up on the 24 and the duties of the School will be resumed on
the 3 of January 42"
He also confirms that the Ellis's were there
at the time as he finishes:
and Mrs Ellis present their respectful Compliments"
The writer of the letter was a William Gibson
and his parents were James and Hannah Gibson. He had one brother
James and five sisters Ann, Harriet, Alice, Hannah and Susan.
My direct ancestor is Alice and I would love
to know if she attended this school. Also I know very little
about Williams parents so would love to know if the school has any
information on them.
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G'day from OZ,
I am seeking information on a family called WELFARE who lived in this
area from since about 1683.
Ancestral line in order.
1. Thomas and Elizabeth born about 1660.
2. Walter married Mary Newport 1722.
3. William married Jane about 1754.
4. William married Susannah about 1782.
Jane a daughter of No.4 married Richard SMITH @ Ringmer and they went on
to live at Frant and a son (Thomas) came to Australia with his wife in
Would love to correspond with anyone who may be able to assist me.
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Hello, I am interested in contacting any one who knows of or
has links with members of the Bonsey Family. I have been told of Charlie Bonsey
and Alice who were connected with a Bakers and Coal merchants at Horsted Keynes
in the 1920's and 1930's. Please contact me on
sue-at-larkrise.net Thank you.
I am trying to find out about the
BELLCHAMBERS family from Horsted Keynes. My research has taken me back
to a James Bellchambers born around 1716 in Horstead Keynes. I believe his
parents were named John Bellchambers and Mary Longley but I have
no further details regarding these two. Although I do not know the name(s)
of any spouses I do have information regarding 7 children (Ann b.1737,
George b.1738, William b.1738, Mary b.1747, Elizabeth b.1748, Francis
b.c1761 and James b.c1764) some of which I know were born in Horsted
Keynes and others I know were christened in Hartfield. His youngest son
James I have as marrying a Mary Hubbard in 1778. I also have possible
information regarding a marriage to a Mary Voice. My family descends from
this James Bellchambers and eventually moved to Kent but I am looking for
any information regarding all branches of the family
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Hello, I am looking for information on George Holford born in
Horsted Keynes abt.1720, I would like to know where he died.
I'm looking for information on the family or persons with the
surname HAZELGROVE in the Horsted Keynes/Ardingly area that may have been
closely connected with or employed by the local railway - either Bluebell or
previously Ouse Valley/Southern Railway.
I would like to find out about the LUCKHURST
Family in Horsted Keynes
Ph Direct 9365 5202
Fax 9353 3104
Hello, I'd like to learn whether anyone of my FORD family, or
related ones like CORKE, still live in the area. Many were born in HK until the
end of the 19th C and one lived at Birchgrove until at least the 1st World War.
Most of them had the middle name of WELFARE. I didn't know about my family until
recently. Any help welcome to robforduk-at-yahoo.com