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2nd April 2013
I am researching my family tree and am keen to find out more about Mumfords, the farmhouse where my grandmother was brought up - she was Naomi Aneeta (unusual spelling!) Standen. My great grandparents were Standens and Brignalls. Any information would be greatly appreciated. I notice on the map that there is Mumford Cottage and Mumford Stables - would these have been part of Mumfords?
28th March 2013
I am tracing my husband's family who were originally from the following areas:Burwash, Ticehurst, Etchingham, Sandhurst, and Wittersham. The 1901 and 1911 census have George and Jane SWEATMAN living near Forge, Wittersham, Kent and also Tenterden Rd, Wittersham. George Sweatman was a Wheelwright and later on ran an early bicycle shop/repair business. Does anyone know the location of this shop/business? Or indeed have any information about the Sweatman family?
1st January 2013
John I see you carry on the good Body name "John". I used to be in touch with Jill and Mike once, but I can only assume I upset Mike in some way. I sent him a photo of then Captain John Body his wife Mabel Kenward and all of the Wittersham College Farm employees in Mesopatania in 1915, but he never put it on their profile. Have a look at all the Body profiles on ancestry. You can look on Mundia.com for nothing, but have to register with ancestry, no fee involved. Have a look at the two Century cricket matches Just go to rootschat.com Click FORUM-ENGLAND-KENT and scroll down to Wittersham cricket match of the Century on Colonel Body's cricket ground. Happy New Year to you and your family Ivor
31st December 2012
Ta! My auntie Jill and her partner Mike certainly have done alot of research into our family, and I gather have compiled a tree of some sort. I spent christmas with her and other family, but I don't see her much on the whole. I'll be in touch wiht her and Mike to persue this, as I am now interested! Best wishes to family far and near, happy new year! John.
28th December 2012
Hi John. Nice to hear from my 3rd cousin 2x. Our common ancester was John Body and Sarah Pinyon my great by 2 and your great x 4 grandparents. Edward Hedley was the last person to have Wittersham college farmhouse and then of course renamed Wittersham Court. He was left it as your grand uncles John and Stephen were killed in 1940's Edwards older brothers. I do not know if you have looked at the profiles on ancestry or mundia.com if you have not a paid subscription with ancestry. Have you looked at the cricket match played on the farms cricket ground in 1936. Look on mine ivor.body. mike-stammers( your cousin Jill's partner) has one, more Body's but not so many photos. Your great grand uncle colonel Body presided. great to hear from you firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy new year to you and my other cousins you are in touch with Ivor (James Burgess Body)
27th December 2012
My Grandfather was Edward Hedley Body. I'm the son of his youngest daughter who didn't marry- allowing me to carry the name forward. If I bring a son into the world then I guess I'll name him Jack (Christened John) Have a happy new year, and thankyou for the information. John James Body.
23rd December 2012
Sorry I have only just realised these links do not work. To look at all the professionals and Tilly Mills report go to espncriinfo and enter the players names and for rootschat go to rootschat-forum-England-Kent then look for Wittersham Match of the century.
Happy New Year, Ivor
22nd December 2012
Is there anyone who can arrange the 3rd match due either 2034 or 2036. A long while. but I will not be here then to remind you. All you need is 2 Ex England players currently still playing or just retired and eleven of the best in Isle of Oxney. New Wittersham cricket ground. You will need enough side shows and Entertainment to beat the 3000 crowd in 1936 match. You cannot compete with the Luncheon i.e Baron of English Beef,Prime York Ham, Saddle of Mutton, Roast Stuffed Cygnet Salads, Naional Pudding with Brandy Sauce, Fruit Salad, Old English Chedder and Kentish Ale and someone to toast the King or Queen as Colonel John Body did?
15th December 2012
Hi Jim I know I confused you with Jack, but can you come back as I have a Mesopoltania Photo of then Captain John (Jack) Body and Mabel and all the workers of Wittersham (College) farm1915 and 2 great cricket matches played on the farms cricket ground.
14th December 2012
Read both stories of the match above and the first challenge the century before between Richards Mills and Edward G Wenman both of Benenden and played at the College Farm cricket ground Wittersham, as was the 2nd match. The first match the century before was over 2 innings and a £20 bet. The two players won this one by 66 runs. See everything on rootschat and click the link for Tilly Mills account of the match:-
http://www.rootschat.com/links/0sic/ls account on espn cricinfo
Both matches and photos:-
Happy Christmas to everyone, Ivor (Body)
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