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Family History of Monk / Foster

14th December 2018

Trevor Monk:

Hello Margaret,

I have just come across your message on the Rye message board. I am a direct descendant of Samuel Monk/Munk. I am happy to share what I know if you are still interested and get this message.

Regards,

Trevor Monk

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Collectables Shop

26th November 2018

Andy Bardell:

Visited recently and found a great antiques / collectables shop but can't find their contact details. It's the one with loads of books and motorcycle magazines downstairs. Any ideas which one it is, please? Thanks, Andy

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C Hodgson Artist

21st November 2018

Susan Harris:

I have 20 signed etchings of houses, inns churches etc by a C. Hodgson.

As far as I know they came from a house in Oxford , many years ago.

They are now in my possession in Ireland , is anyone interested in looking at them with a view to purchase , I can email images.

Regards,

Susan

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Whiteman Family

7th November 2018

Peter Whiteman:

Many thanks Kevin I understand there could of been 5 brothers in total the served Will buy the book Regards
Peter

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Whiteman Family

7th November 2018

Kevin Regan:

You might want to get "The Brave Remembered - Battle at War 1914-1919 by George Kiloh from bookshops in Battle or from the Battle & District History Society. It goes into detail not only about James but also 2 brothers that survived, Charles Edwin and Stanley.

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Whiteman Family

2nd November 2018

Paul Whiteman:

Dear Peter,

Your grandfather, James Whiteman was my Great Uncle.

My wife and I have just paid a visit to the Somme battlefields and visited his grave (2nd time for myself) and I see there was a cross from Pete his grandson. This made me do a bit of digging, and a search on google brought up your message on the Rye message board.

I live in Broad Oak, Brede and have worked in Rye for over 30 years - now part time!

I would love to hear from you and find out what you know about our ancestor.

As you probably know there where a lot of siblings involved and it has not been easy tracing relatives.

My grandfather was Reginald, born in 1899 and was the youngest.

Hope to hear from you,

Paul

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Daniel Gill 1795

24th October 2018

Brian Houghton:

I think Pitts tax on clocks was the last straw for clock makers and perhaps encouraged Daniel Gill to go into banking, Passing on his clock/ watch business to his son Samuel. I think Samuel Gill concentrated on making watches, silver, and jewelry as I don't know if he actually made any clocks?

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Daniel Gill 1795

23rd October 2018

Brian Houghton:

We believe we have Samuel Gills workshop long case clock.

It has three scratched dates on the back of the painted dial. One mark possibly installation 1810. The dial shows the Prince of Wales feathers in the corners.and a picture of a sailing boat entering harbor. The unusual part is we believe Apps of battle made the precision 8 day works. another date 1818.

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Sheltered Accommodation

15th October 2018

Richard Duddridge:

I notice that the date is Feb 26th 2007 and am referring to your article, advising a couple from London, that the father can register for sheltered. Sadly this is not so. Please confirm. Applicants have to have lived in Rye or had a connection with Rye!

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Daniel Gill 1795

15th October 2018

Bob Wilcock:

Brian, Daniel Gill moved to Rye after Samuel was born & was well established by 1791: "silversmith, clock & watchmaker & agent for Royal Exchange Assurance" per the Universal British Directory. Samuel took over his father's shop in 1810 & moved out of Rye 1817/18. Does anyone know if he continued clock/watchmaking after that date, & if so where? (Incidentally I agree the Bonham's clock is superb - they had a plainer, cheaper one in July.)

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