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  • Tiltman Family Tree

    We are the London / Essex branch of the family. We have just spent a lovely week in Rye, retracing our family footsteps. I am great granddaughter of Cara Tiltman, daughter of Edward Tiltman – born 1858. Ive traced the family tree back to 1520. If anyone has any information or photographs relating to the ... read more

  • Tiltman Family

    Hi, I’ve just found this site by accident trying to build a family tree. My father was James William Tiltman b.30.11.1905. His father was John William Tiltman who married Matilda Osborne. Am I part of your side of the family? ... read more

  • Family History of Smith

    I am researching the history of the Smith family in Rye. William Smith (b. 1716) and his wife, Elleoner, had a son named Jeremiah Smith (b. 19 October 1734, d. 1760). He later moved to South Carolina where his son, also Jeremiah Smith (b.1755, d. 1827), was born. I am trying to find out who ... read more

  • Bayley Family

    I trace my family tree back through the Bayleys of Rye in the 19thC who were mariners. I have quite a bit of info on the family but seek more. Can anybody help? ... read more

  • Sonter Family

    I am tracing my family history. An ancestor of mine Robert Saunter was the church warden of St Marys Church around 1780’s. Died 1849. Wife Frances Frigger. ... read more

  • Old Businesses

    A few months ago, whilst searching my family tree, I came across a list of business in Rye in the 1800’s, some of my family were on this list. I cannot find the site it was on, has anyone got any ideas. I am researching Walkers / Hull / Dive. They lived Rope Walks, if ... read more

  • For Brian Hatter

    Hi Brain – I’m Larry Hatter, dad was Bruce, and grandad had the sweet shop down the Mint. Have a photo of your dad when he won the bike races at Rye. He and my great uncle Horace were good mates. Do you have an email I could have. I have done a family tree ... read more

  • Genealogy of Chatterton & Swaine

    I am a distant relative of Thomas Chatterton & Mary Ann Swaine. They got married in Rye, Sussex, England in about 1766. They are my GGGGGGrandfather & Mother. If anyone can tell me more about their life, please email me. ... read more

  • Family Tree: Walker / Brooman / Tooth / Tiltman

    Iam researching the above family trees, does anyone have these families in their trees, any info would be helpful. thanks carol ... read more

  • Thomas Chatterton & Mary Ann Swaine

    I am trying to fill in the blanks on my family genealogy it startd with Thomas C & Mary Ann Swaine Ithink he was born 1748 in Leicestershire, Eng I do not know hsi parents names.Mary A Swaine was b1735 in Sessex From Eward Swaine &Mary Fairhall. I would be Gratful for any inof anyone ... read more


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Arnold Berry - Artist

Trying to find out any info on this Artist i believe he did a lot of hes work along sussex … more

Samuel Gill of Rye

Such a Big Story Ref a clock making family. I have a Mahogany Long Case Clock. Signed S Gill Rye. … more

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