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Hobden Family

26th December 2014

Clive Woollaston:

In 1963 I had a best friend Rodney Hobden. We lost contact because I went to university and then left for Africa for 10 years. I have returned to Hastings with my family and saw your emails regarding the Hobden family. Rodney is probably about 70.
Appreciate any information.

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Lord Thomas Ashburnham

20th May 2014

Thomas Michaud:

For those interested, Lord Thomas Ashburnham got married & lived in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. He and his wife Maria owned a house there on Brunswick Street, which is still standing.

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Sir Charles Ahburnham

4th June 2012

Jacqueline Ward:

Is there any interest in a silver tube containing scrolls of writings presented to Sir Charles Ashburnham by the people of Mexico in February 1839 for his part in helping the country during WW1 please feel free to email me on jacqui098@live.co.uk

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Sir Charles Ashburnham

4th June 2012

Jacqueline Ward:

I have for sale a silver "tube" which contains scrolls of writing presented to Sir Charles Ashburnham during WW1 from the people of Mexico which is dated February 1839
anyone interested please contact me ... jacqui098@live.co.uk

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Alastair Frederick Whitehead

15th August 2011

Iain Miskimmin:

Good Afternoon.
I am looking for relatives of Major Alastair Frederick Whitehead MC. who was a member of the Royal Scots Fusiliers in 1940. I am researching the battalions actions in 1940 and would like to speak to his family.
Thanks,

Iain

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Hobden Family

12th April 2010

Caroline Lancaster:

Hi Shona

I think that Mercy Relf's parents were John Relf and Mercy Elizabeth Hobden who married at Brightling on 12 February 1836. All the evidence points to John Hobden and his wife Sarah Simpson as being Mercy's parents. As is common with the Hobdens at that time, there is no baptism for Mercy Elizabeth Hobden in the parish registers.
At 1841 John and Mercy were living in Brightling and were enumerated as John and Elizabeth Relf, with 3 children John age 8, Elizabeth age 4 and Mary age 1.

If you'd like to get in touch to exchange more Hobden family info please contact me at email address cdlancaster at yahoo dot com.

I have traced 8 children of John Hobden and Sarah so far so would love to share/discuss this with another Hobden researcher/relative.

Best wishes
Caroline

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Hobden Family

5th April 2010

Shona Moloney:

Hi Caroline
I have undertaken a lot of research into the Hobdens. But I can't seem to match them altogether.
I am particularly interested in three Hobden ladies who are Aunties to my GG grandmother Mercy Relph.
I can't find the birth of Mercy Relph b:c.1850-54 except for the Hobden clues. 1. an Aunt Sarah Hobden (1818)M:Dartnell her father was John Hobden (c.1788-Penhurst)(gamekeeper) signed Mercy's death cert in 1884 and 2. Ellen Hobden (1835)Father John Hobden, Labourer, m:Cripps -cousin Agnes Cripps in 1881 census with Mercia Ralph. 3.Jane (c.1831) m: Roberts Aunt who Mercy Relf was living with in 1871. With the exception of Jane I found the other two Sarah and Ellen who fit as children of John Hobden (b:1788 Penhurst) and Sarah Simpson. John's father I think then was John who married Elizabeth.
If all three who have been involved in Mercy Relph's life, are all Hobden Aunts then somewhere along the line a Hobden has married a Relf(Relph,Ralph) to produce Mercy and probably a sister Elizabeth(c.1840).
I have found a Lydia Hobden (1811), daughter of Richard Hobden and Lydia Carter, who married a George Relf in 1830. I followed them through the census I found an Elizabeth c.1840 of their children but no luck with my Mercy b c.1850-54?
I hope you can help me piece this together better than I?
Regards Shona

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Peters and Hobday

21st July 2009

Stephanie Finch:

I am trying to trace my family tree. My great grandparents were Thomas and Edith Peters (nee Hobday). They used to live and run the Ashburnham Post Office. Thomas died april 1960 and Edith June 1977. I have no history on either of them or beyond. If anyone has any information that will enable me to continue my search, please contact me.

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Adam le Bothel

11th October 2008

Charles Bodle:

Does any body have any information regarding the le Bothel family.

I have a Adam le Bothel witnessing an Ashburnham family will on Feb. 2nd 1318.
The name went through some changes including Bodell and Bodle with some other minor variations. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Charles Bodle

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Hobden Family

11th September 2008

Caroline Lancaster:

Hello Kerry Ann

Richard Hobden (1760-1818) is my 4xgreat grandfather. He married an Elizabeth and they lived at Penhurst, Sussex, neighbouring parish to Ashburnham. However, she was not Elizabeth Vincent.That was another Richard Hobden who married Elizabeth Vincent.
The marriage for our Richard and Elizabeth has not been found, quite possibly because there is no marriage register for the parish of Penhurst covering the period 1754 - 1797.
Richard Hobden (1760-1818) had 6 siblings and he had about 9 children with his wife
Elizabeth,including Richard bap 1783 at Penhurst, my 3xgreat grandfather.

You have my personal e-mail address to continue the exchange of info.
Best wishes
Caroline

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