Northiam in East Sussex Village Guide

Family History

My mother was born in Northiam in 1910, she had no father. All we know is is her mother worked in the big house. Her grandmother brought her up. My mother’s name was Edith Stevens. She met my Father, Frederick Loring, in Northiam. They married in 1935. They lived in farm cottages. If anyone has any info on the Stevens family please contact me. My grandmother was also Edith Stevens, she never married.

Linda Maile nee Lorind

19 responses to “Family History”

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    I put a message here last year. I have not heard from anyone. If you know of the Lorings or Stevens please let me know they lived there a long time and there was a few of them. I really would love to trace my mums family, Linda

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    Hi Kevin,

    My mother was a Florence Poile (one of three daughters) her parents were Harry Poile,the local baker,and his wife Daisy My mother was a twin born in northiam at the bakery in 1909.

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    Linda, I have some info on the Lorings if you drop me an email. [reveal email]

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    Hi Ken Just seen your 2006 message hope you are well. Have been trying to find you for years. Would love to get in touch. Derek

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    For Ken Adams – E Mail address for Derek is [reveal email]

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    My Great Grandmother was a Harriet Poile who married Harry Hemstead in 1908. I am not sure of the link but there was a Mrs C Poile who lived at Well House because I have a postcard addressed to Mrs Poile from Harry, my Nan Elsie Hemstead (Harry & Harriets) daughter lived in Shoreham Cottage Northiam. I also have a postcard with a picture of the plaque in memory of those who died in 1914-18 and there is a William Poile MM on it.

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    Hi Sally,

    Firstly sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Only just been notified that there were replies.

    If you are the Grand-daughter of Henry then you are my 2nd Cousin. My grand-father was Henry’s brother Charles Edward.

    Please contact me via e-mail ([email protected])

    I have pictures of Henry and his brother Tom outside the bakery.


    Cousin Kevin

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    Hi Carol;

    Don’t have Harry HEMSTEAD in my tree at the moment – but do have a Harriet POILE born 1879 – who may be your great grand-mohter – she is the sister of the William POILE MM on the War Memorial, and these are my 1st Cousins 2x Removed (i.e. 2 generations separate us).

    I would love to hear from you my e-mail address is:

    [reveal email]



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    Hello Kevin, Sally & Carol.
    We are all cousins of some kind: Kevin & Sally are descended from Thomas POILE, b.1843, son of Thomas & Harriet Poile; Carol & I from his brother Charles Henry, b.1838.
    My grandmother was Judith Jane POILE, sister of William, Harriet, Edward Ted) and several others.
    I remember visiting Elsie HEMSTEAD at Shoreham Cottage when she lived there with her brother Frank. Ted married Carrie BARNES (Mrs.C.Poile).
    I have more info. on this family, and further back,


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    Hi Mary,

    I would love to hear from you regarding your connection to the POILE family of Northiam.

    My e-mail is shown on one of my early postings.



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    Hi, I have just found your message on here. I have checked before and found nothing. Have you got info on the Loring family would love to here from you.

    [reveal email]

    Linda nee Loring

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    Dear Carol, Can you contact me via my email, so that you can join in a three-way conversation with Kevin?
    I am on [reveal email]

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    Northiam Conservation Society has just completed an indepth analise of the 1911 census for Northiam and the Poile family are listed as Bakers and grocers. Please contact us for more details – Mervyn Hayes Chairman

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    Mervyn – The Poile Brother Bakers were my Grand Uncles – If the society is interested I have photos of them outside their shop. I also have the School Certificates my Grand-father (Charles Edward Poile) got for passing his yearly exams at School. Let me know if you are interested in any of the above.

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    Kevin, the Society would be interested in these documents.
    [reveal tel]

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    Mervyn – I will be in contact next week – when is a good time to ring?

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    Any evening is good.



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    Do you still live in Northiam?


    Mervyn Hayes
    Northiam Conservation Society

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    I have come across this thread somewhat belatedly.
    You may be interested in a new One Name study for the Poile surname which can be found here.

    I am related to Kevin in the thread above.


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