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Last Updated: 5th of September, 2006

 


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From the 28th of July to the 4th of September, 2006 and again from Jul 2007 to the 20th of January, 2008 all submissions to this Guestbook were lost due to email folder being 100% full, mostly with spam. If you made a submission in this period, please make it again.

The troubles with this guestbook over the last few year has been overcome. It now employs the use of a form that is spam proof. Now I don't have to search for the one message out of 3,000 messages that arrives at my inbox every month. This is usually the time it takes for my inbox to get completely full.


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Last Updated: 5th of September, 2006


Name: Nan Bailey waterliltpg.com.au

Date: 27th of July, 2006

State, Province or County: Queensland

Country: Australia

Comment: This looks like a great site for a newbie in Genealogy. I will be back.


Name: DJ Wantland dewant2hotmail.com

Date: 10th of July, 2006

State, Province or County: California

Country: USA

Comment: Excellent, well researched and informative site! I will visit the area on my next trip to the UK.


Name: James Fraser jamesfraserlineone.net

Date: 28th of June, 2006

State, Province or County: Alicante

Country: Spain

Comment: I found your early work a few years back, not much for me then. Found you again and also some names I was looking for, well done. Please keep up the wonderful work you are doing, it really is appreciated.
I am searching all COURTMAN people in the UK as a one name study.


Name: Rhonda (Hanes) Wyler rhondathedrivewaystore.net

Date: 13th of May, 2006

State, Province or County: Sumner

Country: USA

Comment: I found your web site while looking for my brother, Edward Hanes. I enjoy finding out new things about the history of my ancestry. I do not know if I am indeed kin to the Hanes that you have listed. The only thing that I know is that my father was born in New Jersey. If anyone is also a Hanes and knows of my family, I would greatly appreciate the information, thanks :)


Name: Scott Leverington leveringtonmncable.net

Date: 11th of May, 2006

State, Province or County: Minnesota

Country: USA

Comment: Was surprised to see a parish named Leverington.


Name: Pam Moughton word4wrdtelus.net

Date: 9th of May, 2006

State, Province or County: British Columbia

Country: Canada

Comment: Our family is pleased repairs are being done on the Church in Magdalen. My husband's Grandfather, Herbert, and his Great grandfather, John, were married there, and James, his GGreat grandfather was the last person buried in the churchyard in 1873. We plan a visit in early June, to your lovely town.


Name: Heather Smalley hev232001yahoo.co.uk

Date: 21st of April, 2006

State, Province or County: Cambridgeshire

Country: England

Comment: Nice to have something like this so close, good work and good job, thank you for the chance for all of us to bring our families together once again xxxx.


Name: Lynda LeMay lrlemayaol.com

Date: 9th of April, 2006

State, Province or County: Colorado

Country: USA

Ccmment: Hi Alan, I visit your website a lot, and am very grateful for all your hard work and your generosity. I research Newsham, Terrington, and Cott. I find Rootsweb's Free BMD fairly helpful...for marriages, if you click on page number, you will get at least one or more choices of spouse.


Name: Fran fransharrodmsn.com

Date: 12th of March, 2006

State, Province or County: Brighton

Country: UK

Comment: I am trying to trace Ann Harwin and John Terrington parents to Herbert William Terrington DOB 22/03/1868 who was my Grandfather and Great Grand Parents. Herbert was born in Wisbech, but I can find no trace of his parents


Name: Elaine Wakeley mpwakeleybtopenworld.com

Date: 25th of January, 2006

State, Province or County: Yorkshire

Country: England

Comment: I have been trying to find out any details about my Great Great Great Grandma whose name was Delilah Topner. She married a Robert Nelson at Wiggenhall St Mary in 1806, but her maiden name appears as Toppener. Has anyone come across this name.


Name: Doug Rivett pop1951bigpond.net.au

Date: 24th of October, 2005

State, Province or County: Victoria

Country: Australia

Comment: Great site for records and other information.


Name: Beverley Clark nannybevcaol.com

Date: 19th of October, 2005

State, Province or County: New Brunswick

Country: Canada

Comment: Great website. Searching George Ringham, Wisbech and Robert Ram and Mary Ann Dennis, born and living Parson Drove, 1851. Found Ringham and Ram names in your records. Is encouraging. Definitely will return to see updates.


Name: Ellen Adamson ellenadamsonhotmail.co.uk

Date: 18th of October, 2005

State, Province or County: Ayrshire

Country: Scotland

Comment: This site answered my search for Elizabeth Ann Seaman, born abt.1837,at Walpole St. Peter. Father was a local butcher. Records must be lost, but I will visit Norwich and read Bishop's Transcripts.
Ellen Adamson


Name: Shirley HAAS Hulett hulett17juno.com

Date: 17th of October, 2005

State, Province or County: San Diego California

Country: USA

Comment: Great site. I found a marriage date as a result of your posting the Archdeacon's Transcripts of Southery marriages.

Shirley HAAS Hulett. Desc. of many Porters and Registers of Southery


Name: Janet Murphy janet.murphy53btinternet.com

Date: 10th of October, 2005

State, Province or County: Surrey

Country: England

Comment: What a wonderful website. I am looking forward to submitting information.


Name: Nancy G. Burgon nb075mycpcs.com

Date: 28th of September, 2005

State, Province or County: Utah

Country: USA

Comment: I enjoyed looking through your pages. I am looking for Timothy Garrard & his wife (widow) & any information about them. Timothy was associated with the COCK pub. His widow, Susanna, came to US in 1852. Her maiden name was QUANTRILL. You have a very good site. N B.


Name: Bev. Wells robbevfair.net.au

Date: 2nd of September, 2005

State, Province or County: Victoria

Country: Australia

Comment: Great Site. I am researching the Pooley family of Henry and Sarah, residing at Canal Side, Wisbech, according to 1851 census.


Name: Geoff Jacobs geoffgeoffjacobs1.wanadoo.co.uk

Date: 27th of August, 2005

State, Province or County: Suffolk

Country: England

Comment: A most interesting site. I am looking for more information on my 3rd Great Grandfather, Christmas Jacob c1807 - 1882, who was born and died in Terrington St Clement, and farmed the land.


Name: Deborah Wright deborah.wright63ntlworld.com

Date: 20th of August, 2005

State, Province or County: Lincolnshire

Country: UK

Comment: I have been researching my Family Tree for several years now and was pleasantly surprised to come across this site. My RUSSELL family lived in Emneth, Upwell and Wisbech. The SETCHFIELD family lived in Tydd St Giles, Upwell, Wisbech, Walsoken, Christchurch and Walpole St Peter. Any help would be much appreciated.


Name: Lin Butter lbutterpvcsd.org

Date: 14th of August, 2005

State, Province or County: Putnam Valley, New York

Country: USA

Comment: Thank you! I have not had time to go to the records for Wiggenhall St. Peter in person and was thrilled to see John Butter on your list. I am seeking all ancestors of John Moyce Butter, who was a farmer in Wiggenhall St. Peter.


Name: Diana

Date: 13th of August, 2005

State, Province or County: Northampton

Country: England

Comment: All my Father's side of the family come from around East Walton, Castleacre, Westacre etc. We have Oakley's who moved to West Walton in the 1950's, but I see there have been Oakley's there since the 1700's! Now I just have to make the link between the two! Great site, carry on the good work.


Name: Sue Houlston suehoulston.karoo.co.uk

Date: 29th of July, 2005

State, Province or County: East Yorkshire

Country: England

Comment: What a tour de force! One can only imagine the effort gone into compiling those lists.

I am researching my Oughton/Houghton and Briggs ancestors of Terrington. Any information pre-1830 on the Oughton name and anything at all on Briggs would be useful.


Name: Chris Bunting christopher.bunting1 btopenworld.com

Date: 7th of July, 2005

State, Province or County: Shropshire

Country: UK

Comment: Thank you for a very comprehensive site. I have found some BUNTING names in the Terrington St Clement marriages, pre 1837. This will be a great help for my visit to the Wisbech and Fenland museum next week, in my attempt to connect them with my GG grandfather John BUNTING c1809-1884, and his wife Amy Mindham c1814-1894, both of Terrington St Clement.


Name: Debbi debbi2kaol.com

Date: 5th of July, 2005

State, Province or County: Devon

Country: England

Comment: Excellent site. Well done all concerned. I am hoping to find members of the CLARKE family here eventually, especially the parents of WILLIAM born 1834 in Wisbech, who became a butcher in Wisbech in Market Street. Debbi.


Name: Dean Hettenbach djhettentctelco.net

Date: 15th of June, 2005

State, Province or County: Kansas

Country: USA

Comment: Good work, thank you for the area links and maps!

Researching Hircock/Hercock in Lincs/Cambs/Norfolk.


Name: Paul Brighton paul_brightontiscali.co.uk

Date: 6th of May, 2005

State, Province or County: Lincolnshire

Country: UK

Comment: Just found the website - wow, lots of useful information - wish I had found it 4 years ago. Keep up the good work.


Name: Linda Dobbs scrubjayermail.com

Date: 26th of April, 2005

State, Province or County: California

Country: United States of America

Comment: I am so happy to have found this site on the internet. It means a great deal to me to have found my name in this area. It is truly wonderful that you have gone to the time and trouble to provide this information. This is truly appreciated.


Name: Margaret Jane Ticknor, Burnett unique497yahoo.com

Date: 18th of April, 2005

State, Province or County: Morgan county, Illinois

Country: United States

Comment: I just wanted to say hello. I have been looking for information on my family in England. Ticknor is my maiden name. My father was George Ellsworth Ticknor. I think you have done a marvellous job with this site. Thank you for providing a place to search. Hope you have a great day and God bless. ...................Jane Burnett


Name: Jayne jpbazeleymsn.com

Date: 2nd of April, 2005

State, Province or County: Northampton

Country: United Kingdom

Comment: I am trying to find any information on Reginald Reeve. I was told he was mayor of Wisbech in the 1940s, but I can't find anything. Can any one help. thanks.


Name: Frank Robertsfbsrobertsbigpond.com

Date: 25th of March, 2005

State, Province or County: Queensland

Country: Australia

Comment: Congratluations on site!!! I have been trying to locate cousins or relatives in Wisbech area. Names are Thompson/Thomson, last heard of circa 1960. Grandmother named Mary Stratton, buried there about 1993  would appreceate any help.


Name: Valerie Bennettbeevalebennettix.fslife.co.uk

Date: 24th of March, 2005

State, Province or County: Cornwall

Country: United Kingdom

Comment: I visited Wisbech many years ago and wonder what it is like now. I was very impressed in my younger years and have considered moving there since then.


Name: Chrisdancerbell7aol.com

Date: 18th of March, 2005

State, Province or County: Nottinghamshire

Country: UK

Comment: I am researching my family tree and all my ancester came from Spalding, Long Sutton, Sutton Bridge, Boston, Solomon Pask.


Name: Jenny Cooperkevinc1bmr.net.au

Date: 2nd of March, 2005

State, Province or County: South Australia

Country: Australia

Comment: Great Site. Have visited several times, but tonight I had a great time searching COOPER / LANGFORD / FOREMAN. Found some early names in Terrington St Clement and some connecting with Stow Bardolph which is where the COOPER family were for the 1841 census, before emigrating in 1848 from Wimbotsham. Any COOPER/LANGFORD/FOREMAN connections still in area?


Name: Sandra HargreavesSAHargreavesbigpond.com

Date: 2nd of March, 2005

State, Province or County: Victoria

Country: Australia

Comment: What a great find. Such an interesting and comprehensive website. I found many Rawlin(g)(s) and Wiles names to follow up. Thank you. Sandra Hargreaves in Melbourne.


Name: Phillipa Millarphilhenbandy.free-online.co.uk

Date: 28th of February, 2005

State, Province or County: Gwynedd

Country: Wales

Comment: Just to say that I found one of my 'COOKE' ancestors on your site - thanks! I had looked on FreeBMD, but they hadn't got the spouses surname available. However, there it was on your site!! Great! Thanks again.


Name: Rodney Clarkrodrodhull.karoo.co.uk

Date: 28th of February, 2005

State, Province or County: Hull, E. Yorkshire

Country: England

Comment: Hello, My great grandmother was born in Emneth around 1856. Her name was Sussanah Bradley. Any one with a connection to the Family name etc, would be appreciated.


Name: Terry Hanslipthansliphotmail.com

Date: 14th of February, 2005

State, Province or County: Hampshire

Country: UK

Comment: Tracing the family name of hanslip and noted some on here...excellent reference for the future. Thank you.


Name: Wendy Hallwoowhalldodo.com.au

Date: 15th of January, 2005

State, Province or County: Victoria

Country: Australia

Comment: Well Done, this looks a very interesting and useful site. I have a cousin, surname Sheppard who has moved into an old farm house in Emneth, apparently owned at one time by another Sheppard, no relation, I am hoping to find out something for my cousin having had no luck previously, your site certainly looks very promising for the search Thank-you for your hard work and for sharing with us all. Wendy in Oz.


Name: Nancy Beckmannwilkinson1yahoo.com

Date: 10th of December, 2004

State, Province or County: California

Country: USA

Comment: Very helpful site! I am researching my ISLEY and BIRCH surnames in Wisbech, and will be submitting some records soon. Thanks and keep up the good work!


Name: Mike Bennyworthm.bennyworthxtra.co.nz

Date: 8th of November, 2004

State, Province or County: Waikato

Country: New Zealand

Comment: An excellent site Alan, I have relations (deceased) from around the Boston area and would like as much information as possible. I will contact you again and maybe you will be able to point me in the right direction. In the mean time, I am tryiing to obtain a photo or two of the pub at Denver sluice. I think it is called the "Jennyan Arms" (there used to be a TOLL gate there as well). My mother's brother, Len Wood used to be the Landlord there around 1953 to 1956. Mum's father, Fred Wood used to live there too, as he was a very keen fisherman. I spent many a school holiday fishing with him.


Name: Michael John Armigerteddye-access.com.au

Date: 5th of November, 2004

State, Province or County: South Australia

Country: Australia

Comment: Thanks to you and your efforts, I have found some more early Armigers. Now all I have to do is find some links!!!!


Name: Debbie Sontagsontagtelusplanet.net

Date: 5th of November, 2004

State, Province or County: Alberta

Country: Canada

Comment: Just stumbled onto your site and I'm very surprised to find a Barlow and Cole marriage, which I was aware of, but unaware that it occurred in the Parish of Sutton St. Edmund. Thank you so kindly for your efforts, it is very much appreciated by us long distance researchers. Good Luck, I'll keep checking back from time to time.


Name: Margaret Vickersmargaretvxtra.co.nz

Date: 31st of October, 2004

State, Province or County: Palmerston, Otago

Country: New Zealand

Comment: I am looking for descendants of John Fenton & Sarah Knowles (Noel). Children Thomas Noel Fenton married Sarah Ann Bloy in 1869/1870, Wisbech, and his sister Mary Ann Fenton married James Gridgeman 15 Dec 1873. Mary Ann had a son George Joseph Fenton May 1871. I am not sure if John and Sarah had any more. Thankyou.


Name: Alec SmithALECalecsmith.wanadoo.co.uk

Date: 26th of October, 2004

State, Province or County: Manchester

Country: UK

Comment: Hi just looking for some info on my ancestors. If any one knows anything about any of the Winnup family from Wisbech, i would be very interested to know more.


Name: Barbarab.carter5ntlworld.com

Date: 26th of October, 2004

State, Province or County: Cleveland

Country: England

Comment: Well done - a really good site. I am searching for my HOPKIN ancestors who farmed around Downham, Denver and Fordham. Your site has provided some marriage details which I would have never found without a lot of searching, and clues on where to look next. Hope you are able to extend it further with time, although I appreciate the work involved. Thanks very much.


Name: William Boldenbillboldenlondon.com

Date: 20th of October, 2004

State, Province or County: Kent

Country: England

Comment: I have been tracing the BOLDEN surname arround Essex and East Anglia. I am stuck at 1781. Any clues before this date?


Name: Fenellaallennefyahoo.ca

Date: 5th of October, 2004

State, Province or County: Toronto, Ontario

Country: Canada

Comment: I have been looking for Arthur BENNETT age 9 (b. Lakes End 1852) in the 1861 census for Lakes End Norfolk.... but it doesn't seem to exist. Could Lakes End possibly be in Cambridgeshire? I know it's in the Wisbech area very close to the Norfolk/Cambs border, and that the border has varied over the years.


Name: Jane Gairjaneslater4hotmail.com

Date: 18th of September, 2004

State, Province or County: Northants

Country: UK

Comment: A very interesting site. You may well have provided me with a missing link in my chain for the Chequer family through the Parish records. Thank you very much, I will be visiting your site again!


Name: Gerald V.Hewelghewelaol.com

Date: 24th of August, 2004

State, Province or County: Penna. Erie County

Country: USA

Comment: I like your sight, will read thru more at a later date.


Name: Ben Rawlingson Plantbrawlingsonbrunswickgroup.com

Date: 12th of August, 2004

State, Province or County: London

Country: UK

Comment: This is really interesting - have often wondered how my surname came about and according to your records, Rawlingsons and Plants lived close by each other in the eighteenth century. Would love to find out when the name became one.


Name: Ida M. Jacobida.m.jacobxtra.co.nz

Date: 10th of August, 2004

State, Province or County: Hamilton, Waikato

Country: New Zealand

Comment: Congratulations on a most attractive and interesting website. I am interested in the Bloy or Blois family back to Edward Bloy who married Susan Simmons at Weasenham St Peter, Norfolk in 1833. I seek his parents Robert and Ann if anyone can help. No Bloys appear in your name lists.


Name: Chris Paulsonabbeybigpond.net.au

Date: 2nd of August, 2004

State, Province or County: Melbourne, Victoria

Country: Australia

Comment: This is a great site that I will keep my eye on as I am descended from the Howards of Long Sutton. John Sands Howard, my GGGrandfather, and his brother Adderley and their families have been giving me problems for some time.


Name: Christinecdwoodcock56sympatico.ca

Date: 22 of July, 2004

State, Province or County: Ontario

Country: Canada

Comment: Wonderful job! I'll keep returning and watching for updates!


Name: Lois Elaine "Abbitt" Allgrunnlallgrunnaol.com

Date: 17th of July, 2004

State, Province or County: Louisiana, Bossier Parish.

Country: USA.

Comment: Just checking the Abbitt name - Metz Abbitt was father, Metz Abitt was grandfather don't know his father's name.


Name: Margaret Mooremargiemsilverlink.net

Date: 12th of July, 2004

State, Province or County: Washington State, Kitsap

Country: USA

Comment: I am searching for Rachel DEAN but will need to narrow the hunt. This was the married name for a great-great grandmother. She lived in Cottingham but the 1861 census shows her birth at Cambridgeshire, Wisbech. She does not appear in the 1871 census. Thanks for your detailed site.


Name: John R G Blandjohnblandparkavenue36.freeserve.co.uk

Date: 5th of July, 2004

State, Province or County: Lincolnshire

Country: UK

Comment: I feel privileged to make one of the first entries in this guestbook.

Congratulations on the site.

Having recently discovered that my ALLCOCK line came from Parson Drove, I feel that I will be coming back to this site as more clues come to light. So far I have John ALLCOCK living in Whaplode Drove in 1841 and 1851, however his wife Hannah is shown as living in Parson Drove. From this site, I have identified a second ALLCOCK - MORTON link - the Morton name also being passed down to John Allcock's grandson William Morton BAILEY born in Whaplode Drove in 1855. There is also a KINGERLEY link as John Allcock is recorded as a marriage witness in 1835 at Whaplode Drove as John Kingly Allcock.

If anyone has connections with these families, please contact me. I lurk on the Lincsgen and Fens Rootsweb mailing lists.


Name: Gerry Englebrightgerryenglebrightbeeb.net

Date: 26th of June, 2004

State, Province or County: N.Yorks

Country: UK

Comment: Found you by chance and five Inglebrights where I didn't really expect to Thanks for your work keep it up


Name: Patchesmanalphalink.com.au

Date: 16th of June, 2004

State, Province or County: Victoria

Country: Australia

Comment: Would love to receive information on William Steward b circa 1810. Williams father Thomas Steward - farmer. According to various census William was born in Terrington St.Clement. Unfortunately his birth does not appear in the Terrington St.Clement's parish church records. I would greatly appreciate any help. Pat.


Name: L W Bunningbunningone-name.org

Date: 4th of June, 2004

State, Province or County: California

Country: USA

Comment: I have researched and reconstructed some BUNNING families in the Fenlands. I'd like to hear from anyone interested in the surname.


 

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