Sussex Family Historian

The SUSSEX FAMILY HISTORIAN is the quarterly journal of the Sussex Family History Group and is published in March, June, September and December. Members receive copies as part of their annual subscription.

The March 2008 Sussex Family Historian was placed Third (for 'larger' societies) in the 2009 Elizabeth Simpson Award competition held by the Federation of Family History Societies. This award is for the journals making the best contribution to family history. In previous years' competitions the December 2006 issue was placed Joint Third, the March 2003 issue was Highly Commended and the September 2004 issue was Commended.

The editor is always pleased to receive interesting articles about Sussex local and family history, preferably between 500 and 2,500 words, and letters and news items. Please indicate whether your article has been published previously or if you intend submitting it for publication elsewhere. Then due acknowledgements can be given as appropriate.

Submissions may be sent as an e-mail attachment or on disk (as wordprocessor text files), by fax, or by 'snailmail', preferably typewritten. If handwritten please write names of people and places in block letters. Please give your name and address, and quote sources where applicable.

Also most welcome are illustrations to accompany your article, or for 'Picture Gallery'. These can be scanned (greyscale, 400dpi if possible) and e-mailed as separate image files, not embedded in a document. Alternatively photos may be sent by post (at your own risk) - please send SAE for their return.

SFHG Editor, 35 Orchard Way, Fleggburgh, GREAT YARMOUTH, NR29 3AY - check box to email .


Contents of the last four issues

(available to members in .pdf form by clicking on the front cover illustration)

March 2018

SubjectAuthorPage
Feature Articles:
Charlie Neville: A Man Of MysteryStanley Bernard3
500 Years Of Secret LivesPeter & Sally Varlow8
A Family MysteryLesley Shiner10
Bayeux Tapestry Connection?Roger Sutton16
WW1 Medals “Returned”?Mick Henry17
He's Behind You!Susan Martin18
Sussex Men In The Royal Navy At The Time Of NelsonAlan Beattie27
One Name At Birth, Another At BurialMary Connaughton31
An Awkward NameJeremy Ancock36
A Victorian DivorceChris Page41
Are You A Street-Wise Genealogist?Sharon Paskins46
Regular items:
Chairman's Letter Cover of March 2018 journal4.35MB2
Obituaries25
From The Editor7
Book Reviews35
SFHG News14
Local Meeting Centres48
From The Facebook Page15
Publications For Sale50
Member's Queries23
Book Review Revisited52

December 2017

SubjectAuthorPage
Feature Articles:
From Sussex To St Helena IslandAlison McKirdy347
A Patriotic FibVee Willis354
The Parentage Of Dr John Henry Rogers Of East GrinsteadM.J.Leppard355
Charlie Neville: A Man Of MysteryStanley Bernard356
Septimus Ticehurst's Pocket WatchJohn Mabb364
The Roots Of Robert StrudwickBob Smith367
At The Sharp EndJanet Ridgway372
Jesse Wells: Two Names And Two Wives!Beryl Truran373
Residents Of Bridge CottageYvonne Carter378
Who Are You Priscilla?Pam Brown381
Searching For Simons!Debbie Lakin383
Regular items:
Chairman's Letter Cover of December 2017 journal5.6MB346
From The Editor353
SFHG News362
SFHG Events387
From The Record Office371
Member's Queries369
Book Reviews380
From The Facebook Page363
Local Meeting Centres388
Publications For Sale390
Picture Gallery377
Picture Gallery Revisited392

September 2017

SubjectAuthorPage
Feature Articles:
Oral Wills And The Death Bed Transfer In Manorial RecordsGeoffrey Barber295
Causewells Of Herstmonceux & PlumptonBob Wilcock298
Elizabeth Hunt - An EnigmaMary Chandler302
Hold On Tight! Fares Please!Christine Jackson310
John Bailey HaynesPeggy Henderson315
A Victorian DivorceChris Page319
Ernest Alfred James 1876-1918Ron James327
Distant CoincidencesRichard Mitchell329
Brothers In ArmsSharon Paskins331
George LavenderFrances Crawford336
What's In A Name?Norman Allcorn344
Regular items:
Chairman's Letter Cover of September 2017 journal4.5MB294
From The Editor297
SFHG News309
SFHG Events316
From The Record Office317
Member's Queries326
Book Reviews326
From The Facebook Page338
Local Meeting Centres340
Publications For Sale342
Picture Gallery292

June 2017

SubjectAuthorPage
Feature Articles:
Help With Brick WallsAlan Stoner247
Distant ConnectionsRichard Mitchell253
In Search Of My FatherPaul Vidler256
Charles Frederick CapelinKeith Bissex257
The WeatherSusan Martin259
The Magnetism Of Hastings And St LeonardsJohn Mabb271
Who Was Henry George Bacon?Marian Hopkins277
Family Trees And Rottingdean Preservation SocietyBrian Eaton278
Susan Alice Phillips 1868-1929Janet James279
I Know What Your Father Really Did, Great GrandmotherSue Reid283
Pioneers Of Esperanto In SussexBill Chapman285
Regular items:
Chairman's Letter Cover of June 2017 journal4.8MB246
From The Editor252
SFHG News262
Member's Queries269
Book Reviews270
From The Facebook Page276
Local Meeting Centres288
Publications For Sale290
Picture Gallery292