is the area where you can find out about Hethersett family names and have
if you are looking for a certain former resident of the village just e-mail by
clicking here and your request/notice will be printed. You can also leave
messages on the noticeboard. Similarly if you have family history that you
think might be helpful to researchers just send it via e-mail.
following names and details are currently being searched. If you can help with
the queries below please e-mail the person directly by clicking on the link
and don't forget to tell me of any more information on these names by sending
an e-mail by clicking here.
Aves contacted Hethersett Web after reading the article on Myrtle Cottage and
told us the following about his family roots.
found your very interesting article on Myrtle Cottage by chance. My connection
to the late John Aves Curson is through Hannah Aves, born 9.9.1813, at Colney,
the daughter of Richard and Hannah Aves, nee Lovewell, (my great x 3
married Richard Curson circa 1835. I've no further information other than the
birth of her two younger brothers in Hethersett, Thomas Aves b.17.12.1821 and
Aves died 17.12.1861 in Wymondham. Hannah, the mother, died 2.6.1859 in
Aves can be contacted by clicking
Short is looking for information on the name of Bailey. His
Great Grandmother was Ellen Bailey who married William Christie
in 1895. His father was Robert Bailey who lived in Lynch Green
and was a fish dealer. Unfortunately Dave hasn't left an e-mail
address but any replies can be sent to him via the noticeboard.
Bailey has sent us the following details of his family and also
kindly given us permission to reproduce two postcards that he
has which he believes to be pre first world war. Donald writes:
great grandfather, William Bailey, with his wife, Harriet (nee
Skilling) and brother-in-law, (Nathan) William Kent, ran the
general store in the village in the late C19th and earlier part
of the C20th. William Bailey (on cart back left) and William
Kent (on cart back right) are on the cart and Harriet is at the
far back as I have been able to trace the Bailey family, they
have lived within Hethersett parish. A brief summary of that
BAILEY line is as follows:
(Balye) baptised (? around 1614, possibly outwith Hethersett
parish), married Amy (nee Mallet) Hethersett 9 Oct 1634
(both buried in 1684)
baptised 7 May 1643 Hethersett, married Elizabeth (nee ?)
outwith Hethersett parish
baptised 10 November 1689 Hethersett, married Sarah (nee
Chamberlain) Norwich Cathedral church 4 Oct 1710
baptised 8 July 1722 Hethersett, married Elizabeth (nee
Bunn) Norwich Cathedral church 12 Oct 1743
baptised 10 May 1753 Hethersett, buried 28 January 1789,
married Mary (nee Story) Hethersett 2 Feb 1773
baptised 22 Sept 1782 Hethersett, buried 10 August 1840,
married Anne (nee Able) Hethersett 26 Oct 1812
Able Bailey baptised 19 June 1826 Hethersett, buried 7 Oct
1909, married Martha (nee Bennett) St Stephens, Norwich
31 January 1854
born 10 Sept 1863 Hethersett, died 11 Jan 1950 Little
Melton, married Harriet (nee Skilling) North Tuddenham 17
Henry Bailey born 27 January 1890 Hethersett....
anybody has any further information or would like to get in
touch with Donald, they can do so by clicking
Foulger has contacted us. She is researching her maternal line
for her son Joe. Her knowledge is rather patchy but she knows
her mother Joan Barham was born in 1913 Her parents were Alice
and Robert who lived in Wymondham. Robert worked on the railways
as did Rachel's great Grandfather Charles Garner (Alice's
father) who was a self educated signalman (his signal box was
apparently lined with books). Charles had 10 children and Alice
was probably the eldest. Apparently Charles was quite a
colourful character and probably lived in Hethersett. He was a
Labour Party activist and his family were poachers. He was once
brought to court for gleaning and defended himself to the judge
by quoting from the Book of Ruth "That which dropeth from
the sickle belongs to the poor."
concludes: "If you are interested in helping me and I'm
right about the Hethersett link please e-mail me. I know for a
fact that Charles' youngest son Horace ended his days in the
writes: My grandfather was born in Little Melton in 1899. His name was Maurice
Blake, son of George Frederick Blake (b.1877-Hethersett) and Helen
Elizabeth Blake nιe Richardson (b.1871-North Walsham). George Frederick
Blake was son of George Blake (1850 or 1851-Hethersett) and Sarah
Ann Blake (b.1853-Hethersett).
I would be very interested and grateful to hear from anybody who has any
information at all about this branch of my family.
Please contact me (with the word hethersett in the subject line) by clicking
Scottow would like help in tracing the family of Henry Browne.
I am researching the family of Henry Browne born between 1785 and 1789 in
Hethersett. He married Frances Norgate 26th July 1825 - Hethersett
and Maria Barker in the June quarter 1842.
I have found the family in the 1851 and 1861 census.
In 1851 Henry was a farmer of 30 acres and employed 2 labourers.
Unfortunately I have been unable to find any more information concerning
Henry and his ancestry.
I wondered if you have any information regarding him and his family in your records.
As I live near Birmingham accessing records is difficult.
anybody has information they can e-mail Celia by clicking
Corbett writes from New Zealand:
I am searching for family information about my great great grandparents, Henry
Bunn, born 1800 in Hethersett (died 1855 in Southwark, Surrey) and Eliza Elizabeth
Bunn (nee Betts) born 1807 in Norfolk (died 1886 in Riwaka New Zealand. Elizabeth
remarried - Samuel Woolfe - in 1887 in Riwaka.. Their daughter Maria is my great
you can help, Bev can be e-mailed by clicking
My Grandmother Gertrude May Collier was born in Hethersett in1895. I don't really know anything about her early life. She married a Mr Cornish & moved to Leicestershire. My name is Roger Dicks. Any information about her or any relatives would be most useful.
- posted August 2011
Corke has contacted us from Ottawa, Canada
name is Graham Corke, of Ottawa Canada. I am originally from the
United Kingdom. My family were from Kent, but my paternal
grandmother was a Howlett from Norwich. Her father was Robert
Howlett, and also worked as a boot maker. I found them in the
1871 Census, living behind the Howlett-White factory.
You have done a great deal of work, and created a marvellous
website, with wonderful details on the daily life in the area at
the time. I want to find Robert's father and mother. My
wife's ancestry is also from Norfolk. She is a Gurney
descendent. Her family tree makes mine look like a shrub, so I'm
anxious to add whatever branches I can.
can be contacted via e-mail by clicking
Brenda Rice writes: I have recently traced back my maternal grandfather's family to Hethersett through
the 1851 Census to Town House Yard and later in the 1861 Census to Parish Yard.
The head of the family Elias (born c. 1805) was described as a General Dealer and
then later as a Higgler (?).
Other members of the family - wife: Emily (born Melton Mayo? c. 1815)
children: William (born c. 1837) -
Wheelwright & Carpenter Apprentice in 1851 Female (born c. 1839) Jonathan (born c. 1841) George (born c.1843)
Thomas (born c.1845) Harriet (born c. 1847) Robert (born c. 1853)
Any information of this family would be much appreciated. Brenda
can be contacted by clicking
We recently visited Hethersett Village and would like to find out some more
information on the Curson family.
Hannah Curson (born around 1860) is my great-grandmother and William Curson,
who was a bricklayer, is her father.
I would be grateful to hear from anyone who has any information on the Curson
family. You can contact me by clicking on my name link above.
I have the marriage certificate for my Great Great Grandparents, James Daniels and
Mary Ann Ward who were married on 26th December , 1859, in the Parish Church,
Hethersett. James is the son of William and Ann Daniels and they lived on Mill Road
although they were originally from Ketteringham.
I have had
success finding James' family in the census records but am having a struggle with Mary Ann's as there are
two born at similar times in the Norwich area. Mary Ann was born about 1838. Her
father was James Ward of Hethersett who was a labourer. He later moved to Seaham, County
Durham, when James and Mary Ann went there between 1861 and 1871.
I'm looking for anyone who may have done any research on either of these
families. I hope to visit the area soon but if you have any information I would really
can be e-mailed by clicking
Mills is looking for information on William Davey and family
who lived in Mill Road Cottage at the Turnpike. Mel writes: I am researching my family roots in Norfolk and wondered if there are any
references/photographs etc of the above property/occupants.
In the 1881 census, William Davey and Mary Ann Davey are shown as living there with
son Robert (Robert would have been my Great Grandfather). Their name was actually
Davy-Kittle, but seemed to change with the weather! Sometimes they would drop the
Kittle and sometimes they would drop the Davy (though mispelled in the 1891 census
as Davey). William was a wheelwright and Robert was an apprentice wheelwright in
1891. Robert was born in Hethersett around 1867.
Mother Mary Ann was a 'Vout' prior
to marriage and worked at Hillborough Hall as a cook . . . any information at all
would be most welcome.
Dwyer writes: Greetings to the lovely village of Hethersett. Can anyone put me in touch with members of the Dunton family, related to
Geoffrey Dunton, who was a florist living at Hethersett?
Geoffrey was my father's second cousin. I am hoping someone can help with my
genealogy and research.
Please contact me and put "Hethersett" in the subject line.
Michael can be contacted by clicking
writes: My 6x great grandfather Thomas Emms married in Hethersett around 1800
and lived in Lynch Green House with his wife Ann (nee Walpole)-the house was
formerly the Trowel and Hammer Pub. Does the house still exist?
Also, I'm not sure which parish he came from - no mention of him in Hethersett
prior to his marriage. Anyone else researching the same family?
so contact Wendy by clicking here.
Holmes has written to us from New Zealand with an interesting
insight into the Flowerdew family. Julie writes:
I have been researching a family line from Hethersett for 8 years now. It is the
Flowerdew line that I married into here in New Zealand. I would appreciate anyone
who has information or pedigrees on the Flowerdew lines if they could contact me. I
have a wealth of information going back as far as the mid 1400s and am in the
process of compiling it all together.
There is so much history in this one family line that begins with a John Flowerdew
mentioned in the Paston letters who seems to have become Rector of Drayton 1461 upon
the death of Fastolph. John Flowerdew is named as a rival candidate where John
Paston gave the position to John Flowerdew and Margaret wanted Thomas Hakon. She
wrote requesting that he, her husband has the Bishop call in the Parson Flowerdew,
and that must be proclaimed in the church of Drayton three times by a dean, and
after that if he appear not within six months after the first proclamation, that
then he was to be deprived.
This is written in The Paston Letters By Alexander Ramsay, pg 187. He has an
The beginning of this letter is curious, at it furnishes us with an account of the
process to dispossess a parson of his church; What Flowerdcw had done to incur deprivation does not appear. John Flowerdew was
instituted to the rectory of Drayton on the 15th of March, 1461, on the presentation
of John Paston, Esq. and Thomas Howes, clerk. At the time that this and the
foregoing letter was written, there was a dispute between the executors of Sir John
Fastolf and the Duke of Suffolk concerning these estates at Drayton, Heylesdon.
There is one other reference to this Flowerdew in the book: Paston Family in the
Fifteenth Century: Fastolf's Will By Colin Richmond. Pg 142. An appropriate
John Flowerdew seems to have been the Paston Candidate as late as 27 May (Davis I pp
302-3) and according to Blomefield (V p131I) it was Flowerdew who was, or became, at
some unknown date, rector, However, in August, Thomas Hakon, parson of Felthorpe, was
Margaret's choice (Davis I p315) perhaps Flowerdew had been appointed and then had
promptly died, as John Deubeney wrote to Margaret sometimes between May and August,
"the parson that my master made last at Drayton ys deed'
What a beginning to the history of the Flowerdew line.
There's are a couple of generations that appear under probate records but nothing
solid until the hated Flowerdew landlord John Flowerdew apprears in history and his
seven sons including the Baron Edward. Even by the time Baron Edward comes along we
are into the late 1500's when he dies. There are however, some Flowerdew names in
Norfolk at this time that I cannot match up. And a line that also is around Surrey
in the 1500's.
I am a little surprised that there isn't more information on a family that has
contributed so much to the history of Norfolk so I am compiling what I have into a
publication. I would appreciate anyone that has researched the Flowerdew lines or
anyone that has access to the very early historical pedigrees to get in touch with
me. Julie can be contacted by clicking
Ireland has contacted the site about his family ties in the
1850s. John lives in Scotland and is finding the long distance
research rather difficult. Anyone who can help him can e-mail
him by clicking here
Jackson has sent the site a number of reminiscences and details
about his family which he feels might be useful.
found your site whilst researching my family who originated on
my father's side from Hethersett, I hope I can open up a new
family name to those that I find mentioned on your site.
father, Edward Horace Jackson, was born in Hethersett in August
1914. He was son of the Blacksmith at the Smithy in Norwich
Road, Horace Arthur Jackson, who had also been born in
Hethersett in December 1886 son of John Jackson and Ellen. John
Jackson was, as far as I can make out, a Coachbuilder and also
had sons William (c1891), John (c1885), Alfred (who died in the
First World War) and daughters Nellie, Edith (c 1882) and May (c
iron bands around Kett's Oak, which we always used to see as we
passed on the old A11, driving to visit my grandparents when I
was a child, were replaced by my grandfather (HAJ) before he
left Hethersett to live in Norwich. During the First World War
he served as a blacksmith with the army in France and survived
to return. I am not certain when he moved to live in Sandringham
Road, Norwich, but he was definitely there in 1926 as his will
is dated from that address and my father (EHJ) was then
attending the City of Norwich School. My grandparents moved to
live with my parents in Benson, Oxfordshire, in the early 1970s
where they eventually died within a week of one another in 1980.
Jackson (father of HAJ) also had a brother in Hethersett, Robert
Jackson, known as "Bobbo". As far as I can make out he
was born about 1863 and became a general labourer. All we know
about their parents is that the mother was called Sarah.
Nicholls writes: Hello I was
very pleased to find your site as I have recently started
looking into my family tree on my mother's side The Tryphena
Knapp listed below was my grandmother As a family the stayed
very close to hethersett, the last generation living in Melton
Road, Mill Road, The Turnpike Thank you for any help. Trudi
lists her descendants as:
Knapp (1795C) married Elizabeth. Stephen Knapp (1838) married
Elizabeth. Children - William Knapp (1866), Herbert Knapp
(c1868), Frederick Knapp (c1870), Stephen Knapp (c1873).
Knapp (1866) married on 16th January 1887 Laura Jane Brown
(1868). Children George Knapp, Cecil Knapp (1889), Eva Knapp
(1891), Matilda Knapp (1893), William Knapp (1894), George Knapp
(1895), Archer (Archie) Knapp (1898), Charles Claude Knapp
(1900, died 1900), Muriel Knapp (1902), Tryphena Knapp (1908).
married twice - first unknown, second to John Rendle (1906).
that can help Trudi in her research can contact her by clicking
Hay-Leblanc writes from Ontario: "I live in Canada and am working on my family history of the "Lake" family.
William Christmas Lake was born on December 25, 1801, christened
January 10, 1802 in Framingham Earl, Norfolk. He was the son of William Thomas
Lake and Susanna Ward. The 1851 Census for Norfolk gives the following information:
Address: New Road,
Census Place: Hethersett, Henstead, Norfolk and
lists William Christmas Lake, his wife Elizabeth T. and 8 children.
It is said that William Christmas Lake was married prior to Elizabeth but his first
wife died and he remarried. A number of the older children are said to have been of
his first wife but I have yet to find any proof of this. One son by the name of William Thomas Lake born about 1829 who is listed on the 1851
census, left England and came to Canada in 1852 where he settled in Newcastle,
Ontario and where he remained for the rest of his life and is buried.
a picture postcard that a member of the family took in
Hethersett when on a visit to the old family home in 1912 including
Hethersett church where it is believed most of the Lake family are buried.
I would be interested in hearing from anyone who may be researching their roots from
this same family and I would be more than willing to share my research.
Anyone may contact me by
e-mail by clicking
Poulter (nee Smith writes):
I am trying to gather information for my family
tree on my late mother's side. My mother came from Hethersett, her maiden name was JOYCE ADELAIDE LIVICK. My Grandfather lived in Hethersett and his name was WALTER LIVICK. He passed away about 40 years ago and
I believe he was buried in the churchyard. I believe I may have an uncle and aunt in
Hethersett, if they are still alive. My uncle's name I think may have been Edward, although he was referred to as Teddy Livick and his wife's name was Myrtle.
If anyone has any information, I would be most grateful. Sally
can be e-mailed by clicking
other piece of information from Sally is that she remembers as a
small child going to visit Walter Livick who had one leg and got
about in a hand propelled type of wheelchair.
Lofty sent us a fascinating e-mail about her research into the
family name that goes back hundreds of years. Della writes:
"My family can be traced back hundreds of years in the village of Hethersett and
married into most of the families there. I have compiled an online family tree, which may be of assistance to others who are
researching Hethersett ancestors."
information is available on a special web site that is available
is possible that there is a Hethersett link to the newest member
of the Royal Family - Kate Middleton who has become the Duchess
of Cambridge. Dr Keith Williams contacted us following the Royal
Wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton with the
the light of the Royal wedding are locals aware of the Middleton
link to the village.
enclose my connection to the mother of Carol Middleton and note
that the connection to Hethersett is down the mothers side (not
the fathers MIddletons).
common ancestor is Joseph Middleton and using the records on
your web he can be traced back a further two generation, his
parents being John Middleton and Elizabth Fauks (from John and
Mary Fauks). John Middleton is listed as from Banham.
Middleton and Elizabeth married at St Regemius on 8 Oct 1765 and
had 13 children listed in the parish records all baptised in
Hethersett. Of these Joseph baptised 26 April 1779 married
Elizabeth Banyard, daughter of George Banyard and Parry Garwood
on 28 August 1786.
turn they had 13 children. I descended from Elizabeth and Kate
Middletons mother from Sophia. Joseph was an agricultural
labourer in 1841 in Hethersett.
married David Stone in Hethersett on 13 April 1845 and they
moved up to the North East and lived in Guisborough as did my
cousins remained close and members of my line had Middleton as
their middle name for 2 generations before the families
am fifth cousin once removed to Kate.
thought you might be interested in this local connection. I
would be interested in hearing from others interested in this
line. Given the number of children in the earlier generations
there must be some connections.
Williams then sent a further e-mail:
can fill in some extra background too. I kept it brief because
yesterday when I sent a note from a different link on the site
it bounced back for some reason so I am glad it got through. I
came down to Hethersett a few years ago but have progressed the
research a lot since then and that was in the days before I knew
of Kate Middleton ! I have seen other official genealogies
and although in one Joseph is mentioned nobody seems to
have picked up much on the Middletons on the maternal side. Lots
of Norfolk folk moved up to the North East to work. I was born
wishing to contact Dr Williams can do so by clicking
I've traced my fathers' family tree back to Robert Middleton who was
baptised in the Parish Church of Hethersett in July 1814. The record
detailed below happened to be listed on a roots web site and was uncovered
by a Canadian chap looking for links to his family tree.
My problem is I can't find any records of Susan and/or William although the
words SoldierBart are entered on the list highlighted below in red.
As promised here are MIDDLETON baptisms in the Parish Church of Hethersett
from 1813 to April 1832. There were more after this as well as some in the
pre 1813 registers (not on preprinted forms), some of which are for the same
family(ies) as shown here but, I'm sorry, I'm not really researching
MIDDLETON - I just did this because someone else was and I thought it might
Hope this helps someone.
LDS Film no 1526886
PageEntry No/Birthdate/Baptism Name/Relationship/Parents
Mother's Maiden Name/ Abode/ Occupation/ ClericNote:
75318 July 1814RobertsonWilliam and
1612510 Nov 1816BenjaminsonBaker and Thamar Hethersett Labourer
2116115 Mar 1818Harrietdaur.Joseph and ElizabethHethersettLabourer
262014 July 1819GeorgesonJohn and SarahWymondhamLabourerJohn
262024 July 1819Francesdaur.John and SarahWymondhamLabourerJohn
2822226 Dec 1819GeorgesonBaker and ThamarHethersettLabourerJohn Edwards/Curate
3210 Nov10 Dec 1820Elizabethdaur.Joseph and ElizabethBarnyard (Banyard?)HethersettLabourerP. J.
371 Feb3 Mar 1822JamessonBaker and
3931111 Aug 1822Johnillegitimate sonSusanHethersettJ. Day/Rector
439 May8 June 1823Elizabethdaur.Joseph and ElizabethE. Banyard
4434510 Sep12 Oct 1823JohnsonRobert and Mary(unreadable)Wymondham
4434630 Sep13 Oct 1823Elizabethdaur.James and Rebecca
(unreadable) HethersettJ. Day/Rector
4837919 Nov2 Dec 18??JohnsonBaker and ThamarT. LeachHethersett
5720 Mar7 Apr 1827Matildadaur.Baker and ThamarT. LeachHethersett
675347 Aug16 Aug 1829JeremiahsonBaker and ThamarT. LeachHethersett
737 Apr8 MayJeremiahsonBaker and ThamarT. LeachHethersettLabourer
7520 Mar 182924 July 1831WilliamsonRobert and MaryM. HowesWymondham
8010 Mar22 Apr 1832NoahsonRobert and MaryM. HowesWymondhamLabourer
is researching the Neve family of Hethersett, mainly Samuel Neve.
was born in Hethersett in 1799 and his wife Mary was born in
Hethersett in 1788. One of their sons was Jeremiah Neve born in
Hethersett in 1823.
other children were James, George, Samuel, Mary and Elizabeth
Neve. Cheryl would love to hear from anyone who recognises the
Neve name. She can be e-mailed by clicking
Adams has contacted us from Los Angeles with the following
from Los Angeles: I am trying to find Mrs. Marion Porter whom I
believe lived at 5 Central Close in Heathersett about 5 years
believe her phone number was 811275 but that is no longer a
correct number. She is my sister-in-law and I would like to
communicate either with her or her sister, Hilda Adams, whose
whereabouts I also do not know. Mrs. Porter also has a son,
Bernard Gunther and a daughter Christina Kett (Mrs. Dennis Kett).
they are known in the village. Mrs Porter would be in her early
eighties and was I believe the wife of a doctor. A Mr. and Mrs.
Folger are also listed on the page giving me the Central Close
address if that might help. Thank you so much for any help you
can give me.
can be e-mailed by clicking
Trevor (nee Randell) has been in touch and is looking to trace
her grandfather whose name was Christopher Randell.
I was married my name was Rosalind Randell. I have found all my
grandmother's family who were the Lofty family, but I cannot
find my grandfather whose name was Christopher Randell. I lived
in Hethersett until I was 10, but my father lived there until he
died in 2003 or 2004. I would like to find out a lot more about
the family. I think my grandparents were married in the church.
you have any information that can help Rosalind, she can be
e-mailed by clicking here.
Ireland is researching into the Reynolds family and writes: My great grandmother Emma Tuttle (born
Hethersett 1864) married Joshua John Reynolds (born in Little Melton 1868) in Hethersett in August 1894. They
lived on Melton Road in Hethersett where their son, my grandfather Reginald
Robert Reynolds also lived with his wife Florence.
I would be grateful of any information anyone has about this family and in
particular any information on the children of my grandparents. I know they
had a daughter, my aunt and a son, my father but they reportedly had approx
3 more children (possible infant deaths) and an adopted son (my uncle) - I
am particularly interested in this adoption. Katherine can be
e-mailed by clicking
Cowie contacted us as part of her search for the Sewell family
I am looking for any information about the family of Samuel and Mary SEWELL who
were, according to the 1851 Census, living at Hethersett Hall. Samuel at that time
had 160 acres of land and was employing 5 labourers and one boy. His children were
Mary Ann, Sophia, Arthur, Louisa, George, William. Hope someone can help.
can be e-mailed by clicking
have been trying to find information about my family's past when
I happened upon a board that stated that there was a possible
family member in this town. The listed name was Pam Tancock as
the district commissioner. Any information on the last name
Tancock would be greatly welcomed.
can be contacted by clicking
Holland has written to us about her ancestors the Throwers from
I am the only child of Arthur, Henry
Thrower and Millicent Winifred Hird. I was born in the
Middlesex Hospital in Mortimer St , London, England. My
father was a member of The London Stock Exchange and served in
the Britsh Army in WW1 and WW2. I am descended from William
Thomas Thrower and Elizabeth Amelia Cockerton of Hethersett,
Norfolk, England. My grandfather walked the 118 miles from
Norfolk to London where he became a pastry cook in Mansion
House, which is the official residence of the Lord Mayor of the
City of London. I was educated at Queen Elizabeth's Girls'
Grammar School in Barnet, Hertfordshire, England. I have created
a , " Thrower Family Tree " group on Facebook and
invite anybody who is interested to join
Margaret Ruth Holland ( formerly
Whitfield writes from Southall, Middlesex.
I am trying to trace a family decendent - One Emma Turner (married name) born in Hethersett, Norfolk, 1837.
Emma's maiden name is likely to be Warman and Emma married
Thomas Francis Turner sometime around December 1863 (Henstead
Hundred/possibly Hethersett itself).
I'd would love to find any information on her or her family-
Also if the family still lives in or around Hethersett today.
Andy can be e-mailed by clicking
Van de Moortel has written this from Belgium.
I am a Belgian citizen trying to get information about Michael Colin De Keyser
who must have lived in Hethersett (When?).
know he collected a lot of documents about Sir Polydore De Keyser. This Belgian
born ancestor of mine, was Lord Mayor of London in 1887.
you help me to find M. C. De Keyser? If so please click
Whitehouse has contacted us regarding the Woods family and
I am looking to trace relatives of
Hethersett. Their name is Woods and they lived in Lynch Green in the cottages behind Lynch Green
House. Aunt Sybil (as she was known to me then lived there). She was also aunt to my Uncle Reg
Woods. I think he was on the parish. In 1964 David their son was
born. My aunt became ill around 1966 and I came to live in Hethersett to look after David and start him
at school in the village.
left in 1969 to get married. In 1970 Aunt Gladys died and I returned for the
funeral, but cannot remember which church. (but I remember uncle Reg's mother being
buried there too.)
I would like to know if anyone remembers them.
I can't remember the number of the cottage only that it had a conservatory on the back.
I enjoyed my time time in Hethersett and one day would like to
return to walk where I once did and look at the changes.
If anyone can help me with any information or pictures
I would be thrilled.
Kathleen has contacted us again to say she has met with
I would write and let you know my latest news. As you may remember
I was looking for my Woods relatives from Hethersett. A Mr Ken Woods contacted me who is a
relative of my Uncle. He sent me the Woods family tree and loads of pics of
them. He also sent me pics of Aunty Sybil and Ruby who lived in Lynch
Green House, and pics of the old house inside and out. They all bought back so many happy memories.
Montgomery writes from Goderich in Canada for information on
Sarah Woolhay. Bev writes: "
I am looking for information on a Sarah Woolhay
b.1831 (at least that is the way it is spelt on the IGI).
She married George Foyster.
George and Sarah resided in Norwich and as far as I can tell they had at least three children. Sarah Ann, Ellen Maria
(married Frank Robert Want in 1892], and Emma Elizabeth [ Emma
passed away in 1882 at the age of 11].
I know that Sarah Woolhay was born in Hethersett so I am hoping that there may be
someone out there who may know of her family or at the very least point me in the
I will build up a list of useful genealogy sites
Norfolk Roots magazine is published by Archant in association with the Eastern
Daily Press newspaper and contains articles on Norfolk genealogy and history.
It has a web site which can be accessed by clicking