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 2016

Feature Articles:
The Sussex Baptism IndexBrian Cutler3
The Mystery SolvedWilliam R. Green4
SFHG My TreeBrian Eaton9
Sussex Assizes 1625-1800Michael J. Burchall10
Sussex Burial IndexAndrew Barnes17
Great Grandmother's Secrets Revealed!Geoffrey Barber17
The Tombstones ProjectChristine Payne20
Salt Lake During WW1Susan Martin20
The Dialect Of Our Sussex AncestorsDr Graeme Davis25
Why Y-DNA?Jacqueline Bell32
Royal Naval Deaths In The First World WarDominic Harper34
Jester, Lester Or TesterTrevor Cooper36
Possible Origins Of The Boniface'sHugh Boniface37
The Bicknell's Of Barcombe Part 3Martyn Webster40
Regular items:
Chairman's Letter Cover of March 2016 journal2.2MB2
Member's Queries31
From The Editor8
Local Meeting Centres44
SFHG News15
Publications For Sale46
Book Reviews25

December 2015

Feature Articles:
George Meek's GrandfatherGeoffrey Barber350
Public Family TreesIan Morton360
Rudgwick's Early Bells And BellringersAnn Williams361
The Peacock Family Of CoombesRosemary Cook366
Salt Lake During WW1Susan Martin367
My Allwork Ancestry In Sussex Part 3John Paterson371
Family LegendsRose Chitty375
The Bicknells Of Barcombe Part 2Martyn Webster379
George Stemp - Waterloo ManPeter Zimmermann382
Doing It The Old WayRoy Grant386
Thank You WSROBrenda Joyce389
Regular items:
Obituaries Cover of December 2015 journal2.9MB348
Book Reviews378
Chairman's Letter349
Local Meeting Centres390
From The Editor359
Publications For Sale392
SFHG News364
Member's Queries377

September 2015

Feature Articles:
The Bicknells Of Barcombe Part 1Martyn Webster301
The Girl In The PictureAnne Green307
My Grandfather's Allwork Ancestry In SussexJohn Paterson309
Who Was Thomas Barton?Dennis Plank316
A Case Of Mental Instability In Victorian TimesBarry Farrant318
Finding The FatherDr Rosemary Arthur325
Salt Lake During WW1Susan Martin328
Two Family History Giants MetamorphosingJoe Bysh334
Skeletons In The ClosetSandy Guy336
George Gandey Of BrightonCarole Graham340
Family Myths BustedCordelia Hull341
Regular items:
Chairman's Letter Cover of September 2015 journal2.4MB300
From The Editor306
SFHG News315
Local Meeting Centres342
Picture Gallery346
Publications For Sale344
Book Reviews339

June 2015

Feature Articles:
Who Was Sophia Linn?Diane Cole253
Harriet Torrance - The Hastings Plague!Lisa Smith257
I Gave Him A Hotun!June Owen263
Denman - A One Name Study & DNA ProjectLiz Jones265
Searching For Thomas ParkerCarole Parker275
Sussex Connections & Karmic QuestionsMark D Bishop276
William BCA ParkerHilary Hyde-Smith282
Harriet Elizabeth Rowell (AKA Elphinstone Dick)Roy Grant284
Salt Lake During WW1Susan Martin286
From Sedlescombe To SuezMal Dennett292
Regular items:
Chairman's Letter Cover of June 2015 journal2.4MB252
From The Editor256
SFHG News268
Book Reviews276
Local Meeting Centres294
Publications For Sale296
Picture Gallery298