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63  Date: 2007-09-26 11:07:04
Graham Michael Dellow ( grahamdellow@bigpond.com / no homepage) wrote:
my familly origins come from north essex , widdington &debden

62  Date: 2007-07-25 15:08:14
Anthony CM Browning ( thebrownings_uk@yahoo.co.uk / no homepage) wrote:
You've done everything admirably. We have some ancestors in common, especially the blacksmith Brownings of Somerset. I new nothing about them until about 6 months ago and then Ancestry.com helped me find the right connections. Will have to look again at your tree to see which Brownings in particular are common ancestors. Would be nice to connect and exchange info, but you have heaps more info tham myself.

61  Date: 2007-07-13 23:11:44
J. Bruce ( spirit_kittens5@yahoo.com / no homepage) wrote:
I married into the Bruce Clan, I am assisting my husband on researching his family ancestry. Your site is wonderful starting point.

60  Date: 2007-05-06 10:42:26
maggie ( no email / no homepage) wrote:
What a wonderful aand extensive site.

59  Date: 2007-03-09 21:00:52
Kathy Carter ( dratkins@tiscali.co.uk / no homepage) wrote:
Brilliant Sheila

58  Date: 2007-03-03 14:19:07
Robert Deloss Weeden ( weedendr@aol.com / no homepage) wrote:
My gt.gt.,gt. grandparents came out of Conn. I have been trying to find who their paents were with no results.

57  Date: 2007-02-24 07:54:10
Benjamin ( no email / http://www.geocities.com/burgersmag7061/) wrote:
Nice site!!!

56  Date: 2006-10-08 19:11:49
Steven Huw Morris ( itisnowits4@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:
Hi Sheila,
Tony Morgan who is tracing his family tree sent a hopeful letter back in June to an address in Llanidloes, fortunately his letter found his way to family who still live there who passed it on to me and I have sunsequenlty been in contact. He sent me a link to your excellent site.

My Grandfather was Reginald Victor Dellow, he married Elizabeth Ann Edwards (d 1984). They had two children my mother Pamela Jean Dellow (b 22/6/1939)who sadly died in March (she would loved to have seen your site) and Peter Dellow (b29/1/1941) who is alive and well and living in USA, no kids though.
My mother maried Robert Glyn Morris and I have one other brother Robert Neil.
Don't know if this is of any interest

55  Date: 2006-09-13 23:31:49
Mark Eddie Atkinson ( mark_atkinson@ers.co.uk / no homepage) wrote:
14/09/06 12:10am
Hi I think your name may be Sheila, but here goes this may be a bit long winded but also may be very important to tracing mine and my living mums family history and may fill a few gaps for you anyway !!!!!

You have a reference on your website to a Bertie Henry Bruce who married a Edith Hensley in 1910 and had a child the same year who's name was Edith ? and then married a David Young after WW1 in 1919.....

This is where my story and background may be of interest to us both possibly ---- so I will lay out my story on this side of my family as brief as possible -

I am Mark Atkinson - My sister is Teresa Atkinson - our mum is Olive Maud Margeret Bond - her mum was Edith Maud Bond (born 1910 Norfolk around the West Dereham / Downham Market area) (maiden name Bruce) (she married a William Henry Bond circa 1935 as my mum Olive Bond was born 1938) her mum was Edith Mary Young (formaly Bruce) she died in West Dereham on 17th March 1960 age 78 years. She remarried a David Young (who died in West Dereham on 27th January 1964 age 68 years) after her original husband a Mr Bruce died in WW1 ( as we have known him to be so far as we have never been able to trace his first name)

Now ! Edith Mary (Young / Bruce) had 5 children that we are aware off Edith Maud (my nan who died in Ruislip, Middlesex in jan 2001) Agnes, Walter, Alf, Ivy and one son who's name we do not know as yet but he died young we think.

The story also through the family states that the original husband of Edith Mary Young (Mr Bruce) died in WW1 in Flanders but when he (who I now possibly believe to be your Bertie Henry Bruce) arrived in Flanders made a pact with his friend (David Young)that if he was not to survive the war would he when he returned to England marry his wife and provide for his familiy ?????

Your records / story seem to be very close to my family history even down to the detail of the remarrage between David Young and Edith Bruce (formaly Hensley)

Please e-mail me your thoughts and we could touch base and discuss over the phone as there are a lot of unanswered questions surrounding my family history and I am just starting to research my family tree so if this a solid connection I am thrilled and so will be my mother !!!!

Please get in touch !

Best Regards

Mark Atkinson
By the way I live in Watford, Herts
e-mail - mark_atkinson@ers.co.uk

54  Date: 2006-09-11 04:13:10
Dee Hart ( deepathart@bigpond.com / no homepage) wrote:
Hi Shiela - came via this through Jean Mann - I am in Australia and we have a common ancestor William Dorrington and possibly a couple lower. I love your site and have (hope you don't mind) printed the pictures of Eaton Socon and Little Barford. I doubt if I will ever get back to Uk and it bring it a bit closer to Australia.

Best wishes and great site.

53  Date: 2006-06-03 13:49:27
Eunice ( ozypomeg@tpg.com.au / no homepage) wrote:
Hi Sheila
I think that it is about time I signed your guest book. Hope to meet you later on in the year and catch up with your sister who is married to my 3rd cousin on the Parr side.
Eunice - Melbourne, Australia

52  Date: 2006-05-11 15:07:43
Henny Smith ( heyday@wn.com.au / no homepage) wrote:
Hi Sheila, Have been in touch with Eunice in Melbourne, who sent me this site. Looks like we might be retlated, I am waiting for marriage certificates to turn up, to prove it (to me). Too much of a coincidence otherwise.

51  Date: 2006-05-07 09:50:21
brian dellow ( brian.dellow@ntlworld.com / no homepage) wrote:
Benjamin Dellow b. 1773 on your research is my ancestor via Joseph, Walter, William Charles

50  Date: 2006-05-05 21:19:07
Angie ( angela@toynton02.fsnet.co.uk / no homepage) wrote:
Keep up the good work Sheila, seen the photos of the Blackbird pub, looking good!

49  Date: 2006-03-25 19:23:21
Janet Murphy ( janet.murphy53@btinternet.com / no homepage) wrote:
Hello Shelia
May I say what a credit this website is to you, family history is about people and not just collecting names.
My Mary Jarrod was born Oxborough circa 1805 and married Charles Jarvis from Thornham I guess late 1820's early 1830's. I have been unable to find any further information about her. I understand that Oxborough is fairly close to the area where your Jarrod family came from.Mary and Charles lived all their married life at Tilney cum Islington and they are both buried there. Have you ever come across my Mary Jarrod in the course of your research? I would be most grateful for any help you can give me.
Best Wishes, Jan

48  Date: 2006-03-13 21:12:28
Carol Harley ( carolharley@tinyonline.co.uk / no homepage) wrote:
Hi, I think you have found a few more relatives!
My grandmother was Beatrice Emily Bruce's daugther!

47  Date: 2006-03-06 14:48:03
David Guiver ( DavidGuiver@aol.com / no homepage) wrote:
There may be a tenuous connection with your Dellow family:Eliza Guiver married James Dellow at Barley in 1831. The Rapier Guiver who was a witness is a direct ancestor.
Congratulations on your website.

46  Date: 2006-02-02 10:33:41
granger ( no email / no homepage) wrote:
hello. do you have a family tree of the stanleys? than you

45  Date: 2006-01-08 20:53:01
jane tully ( janetully55@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:
I have tried to contact you before on bmd - I have slowly started to trace my roots - I am great g/daugher of Alfred & Ellen Catchpole(Wright)of Downham Market area through Daisy - I know nothing of this side of the family as my grandmother would not speak of them - are we distantly connected?

Best regards Jane

44  Date: 2005-10-21 18:34:18
Claire ( no email / no homepage) wrote:
Wonderful site. Very useful, I found one of my ancestors on the Donnington Whites 1842 directory!

43  Date: 2005-10-17 02:02:46
Cheryl Toach ( johnthebricky@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:
Hi Sheila,
Cousins contacted through Genes Reunited! Descendent of William Francis Mimms and Ann Mimms nee Buckett and daughter Sarah Martha Mimms. Their are other children to William and Ann. Love your website, not looked at it all yet. Hope to one day make my own! Cheryl

42  Date: 2005-08-26 13:52:41
Pam ( forefathers@btconnect.com / http://www.parishchest.com) wrote:
This is such a super site. I just wish I could have stayed longer.

41  Date: 2005-04-29 16:40:19
Linda Wade ( Linda_r_wade@yahoo.co.uk / no homepage) wrote:
This is a great web site,I am researching my husbands family tree and your site has filled in a few more gaps. My husbands great great grandmother was Mary Jarrod (nee Wade) she was the wife of JOHN Jarrod, I have found that they were married I think in around 1848 and all I have found after that is she had died I presume before the 1881 census as she is not listed on that census page. Looking on your web site I have found out a little more about her and her family. Keep up the good work. I have put this in your guest book as I cannot find your Email address

40  Date: 2005-04-07 14:00:41
johnB ( audochjohn@oladalen.com / http://www.oladalen.com) wrote:
Thank you, Sheila! Lots of relevant material on this obscure corner of Norfolk.
Eliza Chapman and William Townshend Thorpe (Wereham amd Wimbotsham) were among my great grandparents. Although there is no apparent link to your Chapmans, Sheila, I'm sure there is somewhere - and what about the Chapmans of Upwell and Outwell?
All constructive suggestions gratefully received! I'd really like to know when/why/how Susannah (Eliza's sister) moved to London - she married a Colonel Waring ca 1865.

39  Date: 2005-03-06 02:23:07
barb smith ( barbannesmith@bigpond.com.au / no homepage) wrote:
Thank you indeed for all your work on this wonderful site. I came in only because it was Norfolk, no special connection to Downham, but then found the Hunstanton pictures and they were a real find.
Dedicated people like you are enriching the lives of many of us. I will now try the links you give.

38  Date: 2005-03-02 17:06:51
Shelley Bungarner Williams ( swflipflop26@aol.com / no homepage) wrote:
Hello I Live in Taylorsville ,NC. My greatgreat grandfather was mack bruce. I don't know if we are of any relation. If you would like any info please contact me.

37  Date: 2005-01-26 18:21:07
Stuart Cook ( 2thecooks@comcast.net / http://www.RCAtransmitters.com) wrote:
It was so interesting to stumble upon your site and view the various photos of Hunstanton. I lived in Hunstanton from 1946 to about 1960. My father owned the garage called Duckers on Westgate. We lived at 89 Westgate.

36  Date: 2005-01-22 15:09:22
Jean Mann ( m.davies343@ntlworld.com / no homepage) wrote:
Fantastic site with some really great info. I have worked out that we are 8th cousins, once removed (well my computer soft wear worked it out!!)via William & Joan Dorrington. You deserve a well earned pat on the back for the hours of work you have put into this. This info now means that I have over 400 people in my family tree,

35  Date: 2004-12-02 00:02:45
Rachel Roberts ( rachel.m.roberts@btopenworld.com / http://www.tribalpages.com/tribes/rachelr) wrote:
Sheila - this is a fantastic site; thanks. Now feel inspired to improve and expand mine, which is pretty basic. So much interesting information. And thanks for the indexing too. You're my heroine!

34  Date: 2004-11-26 17:40:46
Wendy Bloom ( wendy@theblooms.freeserve.co.uk / no homepage) wrote:
What a great site! It's lovely to find something that is not only a wonderful family archive but also a fantastic resource for others.
I shall be copying some of your ideas when (and if) I ever get round to designing my own site.
Thank you for sharing all your hard work with the rest of us.

33  Date: 2004-11-15 18:02:35
chris ( chrisrons@tiscali.co.uk / no homepage) wrote:

32  Date: 2004-11-05 10:17:05
Leanne Baxter ( leanne@baxter2621.freeserve.co.uk / no homepage) wrote:
i'm susan bruce's now know as (Baxter's) daughter,i think its graet what your doing and i'd be interested in knowing more about our family.

31  Date: 2004-11-03 07:45:22
Bill Cook ( cookbill_2000@yahoo.com / no homepage) wrote:
Wonderful website with great information - well organized. I was brought here by a search for information on Donington Lincs. where my father, his siblings and many of his ancestors came from. (Names there are Cook, Backhouse & Houghton)

I have printed out interesting information from the Donington Directories and downloaded some of your pictures of the St Marys & Holy Rood Church. Some great information for me!!

Thanks for sharing!

Bill Cook
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

30  Date: 2004-10-18 02:56:34
Pat Hounsell ( patriciahounsell@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:
What a great website and a lovely tribute to your mother (as well as your own hard work).I have added it to my favourites.Thanks for all your help so generously given. Pat NZ

29  Date: 2004-08-28 12:04:41
John Cawthen ( no email / no homepage) wrote:
Very impressive home page - so far I have not wandered further, but certainly will!
Thanks for the link. Will email you further I.D.C.

John Cawthen.

28  Date: 2004-06-02 11:12:53
Sally Dellow ( sally.dellow@btconnect.com / no homepage) wrote:
We could be related! I had an uncle Thomas Dellow. My Dad , Michael Dellow lives in Lincolnshire now, but I was born and brought up in Watford, Herts.

27  Date: 2004-05-27 07:02:43
Alison Scott ( ascott5787@aol.com / no homepage) wrote:
Great information - we are very distant relatives through the Catley/Cadley line up- this must be a labour of love! Keep up the good work.

26  Date: 2004-04-02 19:27:29
joan ( jmsereda@shaw.ca / no homepage) wrote:
Great web site. I am researching the name NEAL in Norfolk. Henry Neal was my Ggrandfather.

25  Date: 2004-02-06 22:24:06
Ted Jury ( grandwazoo@manx.net / no homepage) wrote:
An excellant site. you had an ancester in St Olaves Union Infirmary, Bermondsey. My Gt Gt Grandfother died there in 1901. The correct spelling is Verney Rd which ran paralell to the Surrey Canal. Look north of the Old Kent Rd at the New Cross end. My grandmother was born at No 159 in 1891.
Keep having fun!

24  Date: 2004-01-18 16:56:43
Angie ( no email / no homepage) wrote:
Your site just gets better Sheila, keep up the good work, as you know, I need to refer to it sometimes!!! :-}

23  Date: 2003-11-02 15:47:04
Brian Weeden ( no email / no homepage) wrote:
Dear Sheila,
Better & better - You certainly have had the bit between your teeth. Many congrats, best wishes from Brian & Beryl

22  Date: 2003-10-29 21:03:48
Sandra Jeary ( sandrajeary@hotmail.com / no homepage) wrote:
I have just started looking into my family in Norfolk and I found your website - I was so engrossed I let dinner burn and it is now inedible! My grandmother was Emma Napthan (or Napthin as she appears in the 1901 census). Most of the family still live in Wimbotsham. I'm going to talk to my father and if I find anything useful to add to your site I will let you know. I certainly have a photograph of Horace & Mary & family that I can send.

21  Date: 2003-09-17 18:05:19
Joan R. Cardon ( joancardon@aol.com / no homepage) wrote:
My Bell Acestors are John Bell & Sarah Swann of Rectory Farm in Whaddon, was Cambridgeshire, now Hertfordshire, through their son Thomas Bell (1784-1849)& Ann Haggar (1788-1844). I was checking to see who the HAGGAR was in the 1799 Barkway census was that you mentioned. Thank you very much, JRC

20  Date: 2003-09-03 07:56:39
Barbara Kolle ( beejaykay@optusnet.com.au / no homepage) wrote:
I have really enjoyed visiting your webpage, and would like to think mine would be half as good one of these days. Keep up the good work - I'll be a regular visitor - and thank you for your very generous look-ups offer :-)

19  Date: 2003-03-17 19:28:27
Dominic ( avantg@btinternet.com / no homepage) wrote:
Great site. I just had to sign the guestbook, seeing as our ancestors seem to have lived within a few houses of each other!

(great grand nephew of Wimbotsham postmaster, Christopher Gunns, plus numerous others from Stow and Wimbotsham)

18  Date: 2003-01-19 17:54:25
sharon gately ( pav.lova@virgin.net / no homepage) wrote:
absolutely fascinating site, love to find out more, I am Jesse Bruce's Great grand daughter.
he is the son of Sophia Bruce, daughter of Edward Bruce.

17  Date: 2003-01-06 18:40:03
SUSAN BRUCE ( BRUCECorvettekid@aol.com / no homepage) wrote:

16  Date: 2002-12-23 13:46:45
Kathy Carter ( kathyandgeof@thecarters11.freeserve.co.uk / no homepage) wrote:
Brilliant thanks for sending me the link again.


15  Date: 2002-11-17 02:34:19
Candis Lee Cattley-Sanders ( candissanders@bctonline.com / no homepage) wrote:
Very well done and I really like the background. Could not find your Catley info. So I will check back later

14  Date: 2002-10-24 23:03:29
Sue Beer ( jondovetail@aol.com / no homepage) wrote:
Dear Sheila,
What a wonderful web site. My gt. granparents were Thomas Chapman and Lizzie Ward. Ellen agnes Chapman was my grandmother born 1905. I'll keep in touch. Lets hope more sites like this are produced. Sue

13  Date: 2002-10-15 00:37:51
Suzanne Nicole Bruce ( sbruce@aians.ca / http://www.aians.ca) wrote:

My name is Suzanne Nicole Bruce
Daughter of David Hector Bruce
and grandaughter of the late Hector and Audrey Bruce of Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada

I have been told that the ancestorial link of the Bruce originates from Scotland. I also know that the movie 'Braveheart' is linked to our ancestors.

I would like to find out as much as I can about the Bruce name and I intend to carry the name on since I am the only Bruce left of our family.

My address is sbruc@ains.ca if you would like to chat.

PS I also know that my grandfathers people came over on a ship called 'The Hector' to Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Suzanne Nicole Bruce

12  Date: 2002-09-09 20:47:42
nancy shilcock ( njshilcock@yahoo.com / no homepage) wrote:
Dear Sheila- I love your website- it's good to be in contact with other Shilcock family members- I'll visit it again soon.
Nancy- Rosemont, Pennsylvania, USA

11  Date: 2002-07-20 15:27:06
Ian Evans ( Ian_Evans@tesco.net / no homepage) wrote:
Hello Sheila,
You have a great web site, I am pleased to have helped you in a small way.

10  Date: 2002-06-01 20:12:34
Karen Horn ( kl.horn@btopenworld.com / no homepage) wrote:
I can't believe I have found this web site. For ages I have been trying to track my grdad's family tree, all he could tell me was his grandfather's name wazs Robert Easter and the name Bruce appeared in the family somewhere. Sarah Bruce, who married Robert Easter, is my Grandfather's grandmother, The Basrkers listed in the family tree are my Grandad's parents and his brothers, Angela Toynton, also listed, is also trying to trace this side of the family! Thank you for being here, I'm so excited I can hardly type!!!!!

9  Date: 2002-04-30 08:11:02
Jim Betts ( jimbetts@xtra.co.nz / no homepage) wrote:
Hi Sheila....I visited on account of the reference to "Betts" on the Nfk-L a few hours ago.
I guess that there will be a very specific reason for the Lili Marlene theme?
It's quite an arresting little tune.
Kind regards.Jim

8  Date: 2002-04-01 20:12:17
Joan Hall-Hudson ( joan.hudson@sympatico.ca / no homepage) wrote:
Hi Sheila,
What a wonderful web site. Anyone could tell you really put all into this. I will come back again.
Joan.- Canada

7  Date: 2002-03-17 13:01:23
Gerald Weeden ( gacweeden@supanet.com / no homepage) wrote:
Dear Sheila, Congratulations on an impressive web site.
My brother Brian sugggest you may be interested in recording the dates of my two marriages. These are:
Married to Joyce Bennett 27/10/1956
Annulled 27/3/1980
Married Halina Dennison (nee Jablonski)24/5/1980

6  Date: 2002-03-14 19:09:07
Brian & Beryl ( bb.weeden@which.net / no homepage) wrote:
Just visiting. Will email some corrections soon.

5  Date: 2002-03-03 15:53:54
dominic bruce ( dombruce@postmaster.co.uk / no homepage) wrote:
Hello Sheila. Congratulations on setting up this website. Few people seem to be researching this surname in Norfolk/Cambridegshire. All my Bruce's are from this area! Hope it's as successful as you intend it to be. Dominic(descended from John and Hannah Bruce)

4  Date: 2002-03-01 18:54:39
Brian Weeden ( no email / no homepage) wrote:
Yes, I enjoyed visiting. A very good site, Sheila. How's about doing one for me!

Love, Brian

3  Date: 2002-02-28 18:18:07
Brenda Bristow (nee Weeden) ( Cbbristow@AOL.com / no homepage) wrote:
Wonderful work Sheila - a marvellous history of the family!

2  Date: 2001-12-12 21:35:34
mo ( no email / no homepage) wrote:
How lovely to visit you here - especially the photos !Keep up the good work - love mo.

1  Date: 2001-12-04 23:13:18
Sheila ( sheila.w_b@btinternet.com / http://www.btinternet.com/~sheila.w_b/intro.htm) wrote:
Welcome to the family guest book. Please sign to show you've visited and leave a message if you'd like to.