The Opening of The SiteWell this is the first entry in the Blog for the Foulsham site and I would be so grateful to hear feedback from you in terms of what you want to see here as the site grows. If you have got any information or pictures let me know and I will add them to the site.This site will only work if you help by making it what you want it to be. I will facilitate what you want (if I can of course!)This is going to be a very short entry becuase it is for you to start to grow the siteLet's make this a huge success
wondere if anyone can shed any light on my grandmother. Her nam was Mary Bone and worked as a dairy maid in the village around 1940-1950. i understand there was a Frank Bone who lived in the village who amy or may not be related i would be very interested to hear from anyone who knew her.
Hello, my grandmother Helen (Nellie) was born in Foulsham along with her 4 brothers and 2 sisters. Her father was Allan Montgomery, he came from Scotland and married Anna Maria Leamon from Foulsham in 1880, he ran a drapers shop in Foulsham and I was wondering if anyone has heard of them or know where his shop was. My grandmother married Albert Elsden the blacksmith from Bawdeswell.
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Hey JennyThis site is really beginning to take shape and has some great pictures already. I hope you get the interest from your readers and start to build up some great stories of life in the villageWell done a fabulous effort to get this off the ground
hi Jen looking good growing by the day. great pictures hope many more people join in, and send plenty of info pictures and family trees,
Hi JennyHave just dipped into your site. Wonderful pictures..so evocative. As you know I ave no know connection with Foulsham but it is good to be introduced to some of the Seamans having tried to find some info for you.Now, if you had just one story or recollection from each of the people pictured you's hava phenomenal resource.Good luck with the project.David
Hi JennyThe site is great. It is lovely to find information about where our family lived.My husband and I were hoping to visit Foulsham this summer to do some family research but the year just ran away from us, and here we are almost in winter. Perhaps next summer.Keep up the good work.Irene
Hi JennyIve just been looking at the SEAMAN and SMITH trees and find I too have some of these people in my NEALE tree.George SEAMAN 1801 & Elizabeth SMITH 1804George SMITH 1774 & Bridget NEALE 1778Irene
SEAMAN family & SMITH family from FoulshamI am desperately seeking the details of the parents of George SEAMAN who married Elizabeth SMITH in Foulsham in 1823.Anyone with any clues giove me a shout please
Hi.Love you site . I came to live in Foulsham in 1951 at the age of two withmy foster parents Majorie and Fredick Waddington. So my name was Mary Waddington the.I have just found a photo on your site of myself and friends at Foulsham playing fields .It would be great to hear from any from that era.I went to Foulsham Primary shcool then on to Reepham secondary modern schoolMary
I have just returned from an "ancestor hunt" in Norfolk and wish I had found this site before I went.The reason for my visit was that I was looking for evidence regarding my ancestor George SANDS who was baptised in Foulsham on 2/11/1788, son of George and Sarah SANDS. Young George became a master blacksmith and moved to Foxley by 1815, where he lived until at least 1851.The blacksmith trade seems to run in the family and I wondered if there was a forge in Foulsham at one time, where George the elder might have worked?Davina
there were at least 3 blacksmiths working in FOULSHAM during my younger days and another site that Iknow there was a forge previously, you should also be aware that there was a foundry in the village in years vgone by dates I will workmon and post later
re the R.A.F. album most of these photos come from DAVE MILLER, & GORDON IRELAND. DAVE now lives in AUSTRALIA, and we often have a free conversation v the internet. HE tells me that he is of to visit GORDON who lives in NEW ZEALAND. The photo's were taken in 1952 - 1953 when a small maintenance unit was stationed on FOULSHAM airfield to look nafter all the vehicles etc which were stored on the airfield at that time. DAVE would be pleased to hear from anyone who remembers him from his time in FOULSHAM.
I have been trawling the Norfolk Parish Records on FamilySearch and have managed to trace my Neale side back a further two generations to Thomas Neale who married Mary Jarvis 16/10/1738 in Foulsham. I am sad to say there are no Guestwick records and I wonder why. As many of my Neales are from Guestwick as from Foulsham.
Hi allMy grandfather, Gerald Ducker was born in Foulsham in 1930. Sadly he is no longer with us, but I am trying to find some info out about a tale he used to tell.His great uncle George Ducker was something to do with the railway there and the family lived in the gatehouse.One day his great uncle was too busy to open the gates, so his grandfather, Herbert Ducker, offered to open them. Only he didn't and the train smashed through the gates.Has anyone heard this story before? ThanksMichelle
yes I remember the duckers who lived in the gatehouse. but I thought that HERBERT was the gatekeeper. gerald would have been the same age as myself but I'M cant say that I knew him. neither can I remember the train going through the gates. I remember EILEEN who nwas my age and went to foulsham school . there was also a man called TOM JARVIS who lived with the DUCKERS, he used to follow the threshing machine from farm to farm, gatehouse still there now owned by mr& mrs FOX
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I am researching my family history, and found that my 3 times great grandmother Sarah Murray nee Smith lived in Foulsham, although she was born in Guist. On the 1891 she is aged 74 a widow and a pauper. Her husband William was a Agricultural labourer, and I believe he worked for the Guymer family in the 1840's. Although the addresses weren't very clear on the census it looks as though she lived next to the Ship Hotel. Her children later moved up to Durham, and the link with Norfolk was broken. Shame it looks such a nice place.
You and I are related by Sarah Murray's marriage to William Murray. I am descended from one of her children Robert Murray who was born in Guist in 1843. Robert moved up to Bishop Middleham in County Durham sometime between 1861 and 1869 to take the job of quarryman and shaft sinker. You mention that Sarah's other children also moved to Durham which is interesting - I have not so far had the opportunity to research local newspapers for Norfolk to see if adverts were placed there for opportunities in the North East of England around that time.
i am after any info on the family of mark william barber of foulsham he was my grt grt grandad and are there any decendents left in the village many thanks ian
I have a couple of Barber grave photos if you are interested. Please email me email@example.com
What of the Major General - Skippon information that may assist. In the will of John Pitte of Casleacre, Norfolk dated 8 JUL 1637 is this: all my lands in Westlexham between a piece enclosed of mine called Brownescroft...in part on the west and abutteth upon longmeadow on the lands now in the occupation of Luke Skippon, gentleman towards the north...
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