Searching for relatives
1Can you please help.I'm looking for my great uncle John McKay who was/is? a pub landlord somewhere in East Suffolk.I've been told that he may have run The Red Lion in Theberton in the 90s.but the pub is shut.James L. McKay. Lamlash, Isle of Arran. 16/01.08
Sorry James.John McGee ran The Lion until 2006 when he left but happily the pub is now open again.
2. Help please.Searching for details of "Farmer Staulkey"of Holly Tree Farm Theberton at the time of the Zeppelin L48 crash in 1917. I need to know if this is my relative Harry R J Staulkey born 1865,married Rachel Brighton 1888, at Walnut Tree Farm in 1901 census. From Allan Staulkey.Glasgow.Feb
Here he is below beard and all!
I hope somebody local can help Allan.I will pass on any messages..
3. Help please Im looking for information on my grandmother and father - Winifred Mary Cook who was living in Theberton around 1920 when my father was born - Raymond John Cook. Perhaps a picture of the school where my Father attended exists for the time - or a parish register which notes my Grandmother's details - Thank you kind people. Brian W Cook. Llanrug,Gwynedd,N.Wales. 14th.May 2008.
Brian,I will ask around..there are so many Cooks here!! in the burial registers etc. I have several class photos of schoolchildren..sadly with few names, or just surmanes or nicknames. Tony Preston.
4. Hi , Jan Wharton from New Zealand . I haven't been to Suffolk as yet but will be making the trip in 2009. On searching Google Books for Jones I find a Colonel Jones @Theberton Hall 1820. Unfortunately it wasn't able to be downloaded . My family I believe come from Jones of Woodhall and Long Melton . My ggggreat grandfather Major Charles Jones b.1783 of the 15th Hussars was Aide de Camp to the Duke of Cumberland in 1817. I wondered if there is anyone on your site that could correspond with me and point me in the right direction . I have a 1837 diary entry from Charles son Ernest Jones Chartist that suggests his father first married into the Lord Braybrook family and his bride was a neice of the Provost of Eaton .(names unknown ) I have been unable to confirm any of this . thank you for any help. Jan Wharton .13/12/08
I've sent 2 articles on the son Ernest, born in Holstein..no info so far on any Theberton link. T.Preston.
5. Hi My name is Barrie J Bailey and I have traced my family from the late 16th century to the 1930 s living and working in Theberton as Blacksmiths.I visited Theberton a few years ago and noted that the forge is now a private dwelling.Would anyone have any information regarding the forge in its working days and also any knowledge of the Bailey family.My Great Great Grandfather George moved to Leiston and worked as a Blacksmith.My Great Grandfather Harry moved to Luton Beds he was an ironmolder. The family settled in Luton where I was born.I now live in South Australia but feel an infinity with Theberton I wish I had known of my connection with Theberton before I left England. Thanks for any help you can give Best Wishes Barrie J Bailey.Mt Bryan, South Australia.
Hi Barrie.If you go to the "History" page and click on the [blue] links H2 H3 and H4 just below the "Photo of the Month" you will see several photos inside and outside the forge. Jimmy Coates is seen outside the forge.From my list of burials I have these Baileys all buried next to each other .... ? Bailey died 1759. Ann Bailey d. 1817. ? Bailey d. 1813. Robert Bailey born 1814. Ann Bailey d. 1813. Jane Bailey d. 1810. Elizabeth Bailey d. 1810. Robert Bailey d. 1814. Elsewhere Joseph d. 1889 with d. 1878 next to Henry d. 1907 with Louisa d. 1914. In 1844 Roger & Thomas Bailey are listed as Theberton blacksmiths. The 1841 census lists 3 blacksmiths in Theberton. it lists @ 24 Church St. Thomas Bailey aged 48 blacksmith also Rachel Bailey aged 51 and George Bailey aged 17 and @ 104 Church St. Roger Bailey aged 57 Blacksmith Ann Bailey aged 55 William Bailey aged 30 shoemaker & Joseph Bailey aged 21 blacksmith I think the house numbers where just for the Census..NOT the normal one. I hope this helps !! Tony Preston April 10th 2009
6. As a child my Mother was told a story by her Grandfather of a relative – Slasher Cook (?!) who was killed by the windmill. I can find no reference to this. Is there any truth to this or is it an old man’s tall tale? Steph Crow Stowmarket 1 September 2009
Here is a very recent photo of the mill.
Can anybody shed any light on this please ?
7. Lovely web site. Very informative. Does anyone know the story of L C Cooke mentioned on the War Memorial. I was fostered by Mr and Mrs Cooke who lived in the Old Manor House. This was their only son who was tragically killed when in the Air Force. Does anyone also know what happened to Mr and Mrs Cooke. A lovely couple. Have very fond memories of going to Theberton Church and school. I remember how the pigs from Old Manor house used to uproot the fences and trot across the road to the Chuch. Lovely village. Lovely people. Pam R Essex 29.05.2011.
Thanks Pam. Can anybody PLEASE help?
8. dear sir/madam, i was looking thru the theberton & eastbride parish council site and on looking at the searching for relatives bit there is a posting from pam r essex dated 29/05/11 regarding the cooke name on the war memorial i have found some info that may be of interest to pam i have about ten pages so will not send all to you at the moment i will give you my e.mail address should you wish me to send them to you or perhaps if you contact pam i can send direct to her. e.mail the son louis charles cooke was a sargent obsever no 523013 110 squdron royal air force he died 10/08/1940 and is burried at pihen-les-guines communal cemetery row a coll. grave 8 area pas de calias france a photo is available of his grave louis charles was born 2nd quarter 1917 mothers maiden name whitmore was wondering if pam has christian names for mr & mrs cooke this may help find them, hope these bits may be of help to pam as i say i can send you the bits i have or send to pam. p.s i have had great help from the site before from tony preston whith photo of harry staulkey at holly tree farm where the zeppelin was shot down kind regards allan staulkey
Thanks very much Allan..have forwarded your email to Pam
9. I am trying to locate friends who lived at Theberton Hall Farm, in the 1990s. The phone number I had is incorrect and I am assuming they have moved on. Their names are Eleanor (Ellie) and Bryan Hart. They moved to Suffolk from Kent. They would have dogs. Ellie has a twin sister, Lizzie. If you can shed any light on their whereabouts I would be so grateful. Many thanks. Bruna I have put you in touch with Nat and India Bacon at the farm , I believe the Harts still own some land there.
Does anybody else PLEASE have any ideas ? T.P.
10. I am descended from Baileys (maternal side) at Theberton (Blacksmiths), I have recently purchased “The chronicles of Theberton” which has been reprinted, you can now buy it through Amazon @ £17.99. If anybody in Theberton can tell me more about Thomas Bailey (1694-1759) i.e. his parents etc, I would be most grateful, also any old photos of the Baileys in the village would be wonderful. Thank you Barry Johnson 12-09-2011
Thanks very much Barry and for telling me that this reprint has the photos and maps T.P.
Please note that this is a "Print on demand" edition
11. Dear webmaster, I found that Cecilia Whittington who died December 8, 1816 was buried in the Theberton churchyard. A table monument was erected in her memory at the east end of the chancel in the churchyard. Does the monument still exist? I should greatly appreciate if you could send me a picture of it. Cecilia (1783-1816) was a daughter of Capt. Jacob John Whittington and his wife Harriet Smythies. Are there any other Whittington graves at Theberton? Thank you from the Netherlands, Bouwe Postmus 03/10/11
I'll see what I can find...Tony Preston
12. I am in the process of doing my family history. Both of my great parents were born in Theberton. The family names were Lumpkin and Block. I have been quite successful with the Block family, but am stuck with the Lumpkins. My great grandma, Anna Maria Lumpkin was born at Theberton in 1871. I am unable to find her on any of the census, so I cannot identify her mother or which Lumpkin family she belongs to. I wonder if you have a local history society in Theberton who may be able to help me. Many thanks.Beverley Willis 19/10/11
I have attached a copy I made of the Eastbridge Burial Register where there are 16 Lumpkins mentioned. Tony Preston.
13. Dear Sir/ While researching my family history I have discovered a name of a possible desendant of my family. The name in question is a John Barnes born about 1811 at Theberton also married there around 1833 to a lady Sarah Bedwell. I think John worked for a agricultural implement co in Peasenall apparently leaving Suffolk in around 1841 and made his home in Shenstone near Lichfield selling the above equiptment to the area I am hoping that there may be old records of perhaps his parents. thank you heres hoping Ernest Barnes Lichfield staffordshire 5/dec/2011
Someone was looking for Barnes. I suggest you try Janet Barnes who's family, I think, farmed Middelton way. Janet is a bit of a local historian. Try the address given here http://www.onesuffolk.co.uk/MiddletoncumFordleyPC/Middleton+Farming+History.htm Andrew Leng ..thanks Andrew, Tony Preston
14. My grand parents were landlords of The Eels Foot pub in Eastbridge, !921-1929 ( James Ginger& Ethel Rouse) and Ethel's parents for many years before.I am looking for any info.& pictures. My father (Bob and his siblings Albert,Arthur,Jessie,& Albert Ginger ) went to Theberton School in the 1920's I am looking for any records and pictures. Any help much appreciated Chris Ginger from Swanage Dorset. 30/12/11
I have many photos of the Foot and school pix too. Mark ["Fred"] Ginger still lives in the village. I'll send them on..can anybody else PLEASE help?
15. I am looking for relatives of JNO Baggot born Theberton in approx 18209 ( his name is shown as JNO on the 1881 census) he is somehow connected to the James and Charlotte Heald my family in 1881 can anyone shed any light on to this please I don’t know if he is family or maybe a lodger or worker maybe that was with the family, any information would be appreciated Margaretp.firstname.lastname@example.org Regards Margaret Seddon Tel: 01942 322950 Fax:01942 322954
PLEASE help if you can.T.P.
16. My grandfather worked as a butler in Theberton in the early 1900's. He lived in 3 Ivy Cottage, Theberton, where my father Frank William Simpson was born in March 1909, christened in April and I have now found a christening present of a prayer book given by Theberton Hall. Does anyone know if there is any information of the staff employed at the Hall around that time, and did Ivy Cottage belong to the Hall? We have paintings of Ivy Cottage and the cottage across the road, which is now much enlarged. My name is Victoria Palmer(nee Simpson) from Newbury and my email is email@example.com 30/01/2012
Can anybody help? Shirley M ?...T.P.
17. I wonder if you could help me. I am trying to find information on the families that lived on Theberton (Leiston) Airfield back in the 1950's. I have been asked to write an article about this. Not necessarily the families themselves but ANY information regarding the habitation of the airfields accomodation after the USAAF and RAF had left. If you could point me in the right direction to any official records, that would be great, along with any other knowledge that you or your friends may have. My own family took refuge there for about 12 months from mid 1952 to 1953. I was a very young child at the time but can still remember bits and pieces. Any help, however small, that you can give me would be much appreciated. Thanks, Clive Woods 22/01/2012
Can anbody help ? T.P.
18. To: firstname.lastname@example.org My name is Jane Elwood nee Hemming. My father, Frederick, is the great nephew of Charlie and Bel Cooke. We read this post from Pam: "Does anyone know the story of L C Cooke mentioned on the War Memorial. I was fostered by Mr and Mrs Cooke who lived in the Old Manor House. This was their only son who was tragically killed when in the Air Force. Does anyone also know what happened to Mr and Mrs Cooke. A lovely couple. Have very fond memories of going to Theberton Church and school. I remember how the pigs from Old Manor house used to uproot the fences and trot across the road to the Chuch. (sic) Lovely village. Lovely people. Pam R Essex 29.05.2011." We would love to be in contact with Pam and also to read the ten pages of info from Allan Staulkey, if this could be arranged. I remember Auntie Bel from the late 70s and early 80s when we visited her in her cottage opposite the church. I also remember her little West Highland Terrier named Sally. My parents clearly remember visiting Uncle Charlie and Auntie Bel when they lived in the Old Manor House. My mother remembers the pump to draw water in the kitchen and the sloping floors in the bedrooms. Thank you for any info and/or help.
Jane I have sent you Pam and llan's email addresses plus that of James Irvine who has written a 36 page memoir about the Cooks.....T.P.
19. Hello dear Therberton folk, I am doing a script on the Life of William Light.I live in outback South Australia. I f anyone has any further information on young William the child that would be great...anything that gives us clues as to how he managed those years after he arrived from Penang. The Doughtys sound like such a lovely family, Anne and George did a great job raising the lad. Perhaps this request could be put in the local paper or mentioned by the vicar during the sunday service. Many thanks, Nigel Carney PO Box 33 Leigh Creek, SA 5731, Australia.
I will do what I can Nigel...any info out there ?
Thanks Tony, When the film goes to production I will see if I can get over for a visit. Perhaps you could assist by posting this link on the website. http://adelaidefounder.blogspot.com.au/ The colonies was sure full of rogues but at least Suffolk and the Doughty's were decent and civilised people! : ) Cheers, Nigel
I certainly enjoyed looking at all of the photos from your website. I intend to find out more about Gallipoli and the events there. Thank you so much for posting them. My efforts are to establish a connection between Edward Doty, who sailed aboard the Mayflower in 1620 to Plymouth, with the Charles Montagu Doughty of Theberton. Edward Doty is my 8th great-grandfather and the thought is that he came from the same family as Sir Charles Montagu Doughty (or Doty) of Theberton Hall. From a book entitled, Signers of the Mayflower Compact, the author Annie Arnoux Haxtun writes: "Edward Dotey or Doughty, of the Mayflower, was an English youth, belonging to the same family as Sir Charles Montague Doughty, or Doty, of Therburton Hall, Suffolk County, England, formerly of Lincoln County. The family has an ancient and honourable record that dates back to the Norman Conquest." The problem is, it doesn't detail what family it was. Since Edward would not have been the eldest son, he would not have inherited a title or estate, so we don't know his lineage prior to his birth (thought to be 1598 but no parent names indicated) and life in North America (from 1620 onward.) Any information that may lead to a connection would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks, Christine Kirk
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Hi I am looking for any information on an amy b greenslade according to the 1911 census she was born in theberton here she was 39yrs old so would have been born about 1872 shw had been married for 11yrs now but am unable to trace any records for her any help would be appreciated.
judith densley bristol 29/6/12
23.I have been doing quite a lot of research on my family tree.My ancestor (Great x 5 Grandfather) John Goldsbury lived in Theberton House until his death in 1819. His first wife was Anne Peckover Born in 1738 through whom he inherited Theberton House. He later remarried to Elizabeth Sparrow also born in 1738. The first marriage produced 2 children, Anna and Joseph. The second marriage produced 4 Children, Elizabeth, Hannah, Sarah and Samuel (my Great x 4 Grandfather).There is an interesting background story for this family. As far as I can tell John Goldsbury was an upstanding member of the Therberton community. However John's Great Grandparents and their daughter gained a somewhat dubious place in the history of the the UK and USA. They were Philip and Bridget Ford. It was their daughter also called Bridget born in 1676 that married into the Goldsbury family when she married Samuel Goldsbury and produced a son Philip (John's Father) in 1716.The Goldsbury and Ford families were Quakers. Records indicate that the Goldsbury family were very active members of the Quaker community in Woodbridge. Philip Ford was business manager of William Penn who founded the State of Pennsylvania in the USA. This came about because Penn used his wealth and connections to assist many Quakers escape from persecution in the UK and settle in the American colonies. Unfortunately Philip Ford was a bit of a rogue and took advantage of the fact that William was very poor at business administration and embezzled money out of William Penn's interests in America, Ireland and the UK. One of Ford's scams was to get Penn to assign to him Penn's land title for the State of Pennsylvania.When Ford died his wife tried to enforce this title by requiring Penn to pay a huge amount of rental for the land. Penn was unable to pay and was sent to debtors prison. However this tactic backfired and Penns's friends and supporters eventually orchestrated his release from prison and got the UK Chancellery to revoke the transfer of title and revert it back to the Penn family.
The full story of Willam Penn and his problems with the Ford family can be seen at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Penn
Anyone interested in contacting me about this part of my family tree an do so at email@example.com RegardsPhilip Gostling
24.I have recently discovered Philip Gosling's query regarding John Goldsbury on your web page.Philip must not check his email frequently as he has not responded to a note from me.Could you add my interest in Goldsbury to your web page.John Goldsbury is also my Great x5 Grandfather
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