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22nd September 2013
I keep asking for help as the Body family in Kent is never ending. Had Julian Clary's gardener onto me as my cousin sold Goldenhurst Estate to Noel Coward in 1926 appx.Julian Clary lives in the farmhouse now. His father William Body seemed to have been in Knights Wittersham when the Woodcurch Tenterden vaccinations took place to few couple of his children. Also at the time William Moons Body lived at Knights Wittersham. Someone has suggested this was Green Farm. Neither Knights or Moons have ever come up before. Any ideas please?
20th August 2013
I grew up in Wittersham in the 60's 70's and 80's. I am not in any way related to the Sweatmans but they were still there during those decades. I think you should look up Michael (a michanic who ran one of the local garages, just down the road from the Smithy) who married Pamela, had children Pauline and 2 more whose names I cant remember. There was also another Sweatman (?Rodney) (unmarried male) who was an electrician who lived in Swan Street. Good luck
1st June 2013
Hi again Rosie. I meant to say that my family probably knew yours, as some of my cousins were born in the Hall Swan Street Wittersham, as William Body and his wife Sarah was in residence, as a 700 acre farmer. We also had Gibbets Farm Tenterden and College Farm Wittersham, which also included the well known cricket ground.Next to St.John the Baptist Church where Colonel John Body is remembered
1st June 2013
Hi Rosie. I do not suppose any of your Standen's emigrated to Canada. Quite a few of my lesser relations from Wittersham did (The Body's. I suppose Standen is a name which appears everywhere. It is just that there is some information of them in Canada. William emigrated from England 1912 and his son Cyril opened up a business with his fathers help.
1st June 2013
Thank you so much for getting in touch with me. I will email you in a couple of days as I have a hectic weekend ahead! It will be interesting to compare notes. Thanks again, Rosie
31st May 2013
My name is Paul Bech. My grandmother was a Standen. Also in the last few weeks I have been tracing distant Brignall cousins. I would be very interested in corresponding with you. You can email me directly at: email@example.com
You can also see all my tree on wikitree.com which is a free site.
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.
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