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  • Looking for Garrod, Cruickshank or Hooper

    Hi – I am led to believe that a Ralph Eddowes Garrod (1908 – 1964) was once Mayor of Winchelsea. I am trying to find anyone who knows of his relatives or friends who can help me (directly or indirectly) to trace his great granddaughter Francesca Hooper. Francesca may have much information on her Grandmother, … read more

  • Hearnden Family

    Can anyone help with information on my family tree please? Issac Hearnden was born in Winchelsea in 1772. He married Elizabeth Brett in 1802 and was a grocer in Winchelsea. His son, George was the Postmaster at Church Street, Winchelsea and his daughter Lavinia was the Postmistress after him. I wonder is there any trace … read more

  • Julie Francis

    Back in 2006 a Julie Francis was looking for information on Arthur Edwards of Winchelsea (Born 1851) was just wondering if anyone knows her could they get her to send me a message on here, thanks. … read more

  • Packham

    Hi John, I remember two Packham Families that lived in Winchelsea. I’m sure that it was Archie who lived in the high street opposite the church, and he worked at Wickham Farm. Also I am sure that there was a Mrs Packham there at one time. The other Packham Family lived in Mill Road at … read more

  • Tartlin family

    Please can someone help me? I have just traced my family back to William and Elizabeth Tartlin who were living in Winchelsea in 1834. This is such an unusual surname, I wondered if it had been mis-spelt? I would like to know if the name is still used in Winchelsea? Thank you, Pauline. … read more

  • Arthur Edwards

    Looking for any info regarding Arthur Edwards born about 1852 in Winchelsea. Looking also for parish etc to obtain his birth certificate. Grateful for any help at all. … read more

  • Information on Arthur Edwards

    Looking for Arthur Edwards born about 1851 in Winchelsea. Trying to find out how to obtain his birth certificate. Parents are William & Mary. … read more

  • Family History of Knox

    Tom Baird: Re John Knox. My grandfather Arthur Kirkman moved to Winchelsea with Mr and Mrs Knox as his chauffer and gardener having worked for the family in Yorkshire. I have family records and picture of Mr Knox as Mayor of Winchelsea. Contact me for more information. Steve Turner … read more


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