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Noakes’ Return to Udimore

The descendants of John Noakes b 1800 d 1854 Udimore return to the village for the first time ever tomorrow 28th May to celebrate the publishing of the book “In Udimore he Remained.”

17 responses to “Noakes’ Return to Udimore”

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    Seeking more information about the book In Udimore He Remained plse. Also, are you aware of Udimore’s Local Action Plan / Historical Group?

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    Just seen this message! Any relation to Thomas Noakes and Mary Tomsett, both of Udimore, married at St. George’s Church Brede 3rd Jan 1825?

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    Yes indeed! Thomas was the brother of my great great grandfather John Noakes who lived all his life (1800-1954) in Udimore. Thomas and his brother James left Udimore for Australia in 1839 and 1837 respectively. i researched and wrote about the family (and their smuggling connections) in the book “In Udimore He Remained” in 2009. Still a few available.

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    In Udimore He Remained is the book i wrote about the Noakes family of Udimore, in particular John (1800-1854) my great great grandfather. His brothers Thomas and James emigrated to Australia in the late 1830s to start new lives; another brother William was put on trial at the Old Bailey for leading a smuggling gang. The book contains a lot of social history about Udimore in the 1800s. Still a few copies available from me at [reveal email]

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    Hi Julian, My name is Howard N. I would like very much to contact Noakes’s in the Udimore /Sussex area. L am a descendant of James & Thomas N who came to Australia in 1837.I hope this message reaches someone of the Noakes family.Regards Howard Noakes.

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    Hi Howard. How wonderful to hear from you. You can contact me directly on [reveal email] . I have a few copies left of the book which gives details of Thomas and James before they left in the late 1830s.

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    Hello Julian Noakes. I am so excited to actually receive your message & to think you have copies relating to Thomas & James. Sounds to good to be true. I will email you & from that connection I would like to call you on landline or mobile. Thanks again for your time to reply. It’s a great feeling having made contact with another Noakes in England, our home land country. My email adress is [reveal email]

    Regards Howard

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    Hallo Colin, Your message has only just been brought to my attention. I did a lot of research about Udimore for my book about the Noakes family who lived in Udimore until 1854. one branch then moved to Hastings; others migrated to Australia. There is a lot of social history of Udimore in the 1780s-1850s period in the book-quite a few smuggling accounts too. Contact me at [reveal email]
    The book is £15 plus postage.

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    My book: In Udimore He Remained The Story of John Noakes and his family about my Great Great Grandfather and his family, two of whom James and Thomas migrated (voluntarily) to Australia in the 1830s, contains much information about the village of Udimore in the early 1800s. It can be obtained by contacting me, Julian Noakes at [reveal email]

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    I have been trying to email you regarding getting a copy of the
    book about your family and Udimore, but it just keeps coming back?

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    Hi Pauline, this is my email addressso ” [reveal email] “. You can try again to contact me. I recently purchased the last book but I can have more printed. Hope to make contact. Regards Howard Noakes

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    Hi Pauline,

    I have got the message now. I do have a copy of the book ‘In Udimore He Remained-the story of John Noakes and his Family’ of which I am one. There were Whitemans in Udimore when John was around. One was guilty of smuggling. Details in the book. My address is Taza, Hamm Court Weybridge. KT13 8YA. Phone [reveal tel] .

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    I would like to get a copy of this book, How can I?

    Spencer Whiteman was my husbands gggg Uncle.

    Spencers father being his gggg grandfather.

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    I would like to purchase a copy of this book. My husband is a descendant of James b. 1803.


    Robyn Noakes

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    Hi Pauline. Sorry for the delay. My email address is ” [reveal email] “.
    Regards, Howard Noakes, The Oaks, NSW, Aust. Ph mob: [reveal tel] . Good luck.

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    Hi Robyn,

    I imagine you are in Australia. I need to know to work out the postage. You can email me directly on [reveal email]

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    Hello Robyn my name is Howard Noakes & I live at THE OAKS 80 kls sth west of Sydney, nsw, Aust. I would be interested to know your town location, if in Aust. or not. I saw your name on the Udimore Message Board. My Email is ” [reveal email] . Regards HN

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