Tuesday, 27 November 2012

ESAH160: Stondon Massey Church: Transactions n.s. Volume 10...

ESAH160: Stondon Massey Church: Transactions n.s. Volume 10...: Pages from 'Transactions'.  Stondon Massey Church by Revd. E H L Reeve, published by the Essex Archaeological Society in 1907. If you hav...

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Friday, 23 November 2012

High Country History Group: Journal No 43

Journal No 43 is the High Country History Group was issued in March 2012.
Contents include:
Painting stolen from Greensted Church
Church Dedications
New Newspaper Archive
A Victorian Antiquarian's Scrapbook (Addendum)
Another New Online Resource - Essex Ancestors
Epping Highway Trust
The Smith Family of Suttons Manor, Stapleford Tawney
Gaspard Le Marchant Tupper
Bert Burton
Ongar Union (Advertisement)
Severe Storm, Ongar
The Death of Issac Taylor
Epping and Ongar Railway
After Dinner Anecdotes (Errata)

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

ESAH160: Transactions n.s. Volume 10 Part 2: Greenstead and...

ESAH160: Transactions n.s. Volume 10 Part 2: Greenstead and...: St Edmund's Day is commemorated on 20 November.  The saint is synonymous with the town in Suffolk - Bury St Edmunds - in the Diocese of St ...

Sunday, 18 November 2012

ESAH160: ESAH Sunday Series: Stondon Stories

ESAH160: ESAH Sunday Series: Stondon Stories: Revd. Edward Henry Lisle Reeve, Rector of Stondon Massey 1893-1935 (previously Curate at St Botolphs, Colchester, 1885-1893) Author o...

ESAH160: ESAH Online Bookshop

ESAH160: ESAH Online Bookshop: The Essex Society for Archaeology and History has a number of surplus books for sale, which are not required for accession to the Socie...

ESAH160: The 'Essex Society for Archaeology & History'

ESAH160: The 'Essex Society for Archaeology & History': The Essex Society for Archaeology and History is the county's major society for those interested in any aspect of the past.  To be a mem...

ESAH160: Welcome to ESAH160

ESAH160: Welcome to ESAH160: The 'Essex Society for Archaeology and History', one of the County’s oldest societies, turns 160 this year.  Founded in 1852 in Colchest...

Friday, 16 November 2012

Blackmore: Mr Chapman the blacksmith

Received 2 November 2012

My GG Grandfather was Stephen Chapman who owned and ran the village blacksmiths for 50 years in Blackmore until his death in 1911 (and possibly his son William continued afterwards). One of his many children, daughter Caroline is my Great Grandmother.

Are you aware of any photographs of either Stephen, family members or of the blacksmiths? I would be happy to purchase any publication containing this or other information about the blacksmiths.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Matthew Ralph

Replied 3 November 2012

Hello Matthew

Thank you for your e mail.  I am not aware of any photographs - but you never know there may be one out there somewhere. I'll post the entry on the blog.



Friday, 9 November 2012

Ongar: Ongar and District Roll of Honour

The new Ongar War Memorial Medical Centre was sufficiently complete on 10 May 2012 to hold a dedication ceremony to a new roll of the fallen of the Ongar and District.  Included on the plaque are those from Blackmore.  Derek Berwin, the principal researcher, acknowledges on the commemorative DVD that: “The roll is based on first born in, then if not born in then resided in, it is in no way meant to imply that Church and War Memorials should be altered or names that have been read out at Remembrance time should be changed.” 

The DVD shows (at 38 minutes 20 seconds) the memorial containing the Blackmore names: E J Alexander, A E Barker, W Brazier, W Crane, A G Ellis, W W Fixter, H Game, H C Game, A Godding, J Gosling, S E Knight, E C Martin, E A Maynard, B Millbank, I A Miller / Millar, A J Nash, W Ovel, G W Pigott, H Riglin, W E Rudling, H W Scudder, C Speller, D Sutton, E Sutton, J Thomas, W H Wash, A J Wheal, H J White, W Willsher.

Having done a large amount of research back in 2010 to confirm the names of those on the Parish War Memorial, I recognise the difficulty in compiling a definitive list.  Where are people from?  (We only need to consider that Olympic gold medal winner Laura Trott, tweeted that her gold post box should not be in Harlow.  More than one box was painted as a consequence.)  Historians and others will disagree, with evidence and counter-evidence put forward.  Whatever the merits or otherwise of this updated work, the memorial inside the Medical Centre will remind us not to forget the events which shaped our country’s destiny forever.  

Friday, 2 November 2012

Margaretting: "Margaretting Hall"

Received 3 September 2012

Dear Mr Byrd,
Please can you help?  The current owners of Margaretting Hall and myself (great x3 grand daughter of John Tabrum) are searching for an illustration of the previous Hall. Have you any suggestions of where to look, there is nothing at the Essex Record Office.
with best wishes
Liz Morris

Replied 1 October 2012

Hello Liz

If Margaretting Hall was the former Vicarage, then 'Suckling's Memorials and Antiquities of Essex' has a drawing -  see http://blackmorehistory.blogspot.co.uk/2009/05/margaretting-revd-suckling-memorials.html .  If not then I will post an entry on the blog and see if others can help.