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  • Spencer Whiteman Smuggler

    Are there any descendants of the pub landlord from time of Sidley Green battle, we are descendants of spencer. … read more

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  • Former Resident

    My husband’s grandfather, Revd Samuel Graves Compton retired to and died, 1953, in Bexhill-by-Sea. I have two address for him: 34 Knebworth Rd and 2 Glenleigh Ave. Can any one tell me if either one is/was a retirement home, or if the original buildings still exist. Thanks, Linda in Virginia … read more

  • Family History in the Old Town

    Hello, I’ve been tracing family for a short while & have a couple of queries (for a start!). How can I found out who built / owned 9, Church Street, Old Town. My Grandparents lived there until it was sold in 1968. Also, any information on Frank Tester Married Alice Edith, 1908 Bailey also family … read more

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  • Brooman

    My paternal father was called Guy Victor Brooman. He had three sons Peter the eldest mid sixties, Roy and me. I was adopted when I was a few months old. … read more

  • Blake and Sommerville Families

    My great grandfather Charles William Blake (laundry owner) married Ellen Sommerville (nurse) at St. Stephen’s Church, Bexhill-on-Sea on 4 April 1932. Ellen’s father is given as William Sommerville, a Land Steward. The marriage was witnessed by Richard Sommerville and I think the second name is Yvonne Sommerville Macey. I would like to find out more … read more

  • Deeprose Family

    Trying to find information about my grandfather. His name was Frank Deeprose and he lived in Cooden near Bexhill. He was I believe a member of the Bexhill brass band. He died in 1965. Can anyone help with any information? … read more

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  • Gander Family at Bexhill

    I am interested in the Gander family at Bexhill, particularly descendants of Walter Gander (1823-1865) and his wife Emma Smith. Their surviving children were Anna Maria (b 1845), George Thomas (b 1847), Louis Henry (b 1849), Peter Newman (b 1851),and Walter (b 1860). Peter Gander had a carriers business in Bexhill (at Belle Hill and … read more

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  • William Frank Lean

    I have just discovered that my grandfather, whom I did not know, lived in Bexhill prior to his death in 1984. He is listed in the 1982 telephone directed at Lt. Col. W F Lean and resident at 17 Merton Ct, Sutton Place. His 2nd wife I only know as Mrs E C Lean (nee … read more

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  • Percy Carreras Robin

    I live in Lancashire so it’s difficult to do my own research. I am trying to find information on Percy Robin and his second wife Lucy Evelyn Robin. They lived at Headland View West Parade, and Percy died here in 1967. The Archives have been very helpful and provided me with the obituary and address … read more

  • Brooman Family Tree

    Hi Anne I am Patrick Mighall living in East Sussex, England – just along the road from Bexhill The Mighall family tree (at least some of it) is on Genes Reunited. Can you get onto this – it is a subscription programme I am reluctant to fill up the message board with all the stuff … read more

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