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)

June 2014

Feature Articles:
Hit A Brick Wall? Try India!Elaine MacGregor51
The Broadwood FamilyJohn Wickens55
The Early Stophams Of West SussexMichael J Burchall56
The Sussex People IndexJudy Excell61
Gleanings From The RegistersDon Burgess63
A Sussex PostcardMick Henry64
Brighton's Backstreet ContessaRoy Grant74
Heathfield Story In New York Public LibraryFrances Stenlake80
The Early Payne Family Of Sussex - Part FourJohn F Howes86
Regular items:
Chairman's Letter Cover of June 2014 journal2.6MB50
From The Editor54
Local Meeting Centres92
SFHG News65
Publications For Sale94
Book Reviews79

March 2014

Feature Articles:
The Bodies In The ChancelDr David Ridpath3
The Early Payne Family Of Sussex - Part ThreeJohn F Howes5
Serendipity (Or Thanks To Letsy)Elizabeth Prior12
Nicolls And Boots: A Sussex HeritageTim Sanderson13
John Stone: A Sussex Tyburn VictimMichael J Burchall20
My Tudor Connections: Sir John Gage Of Firle And His FamilyColin Smith25
Thy Will Be DoneMark D Bishop27
Growing Up In Eastbourne During WW2John Ranger37
A Holiday In Dorset In 1796Annette Rose39
Regular items:
Chairman's Letter Cover of March 2014 journal2.3MB2
From The Editor11
Local Meeting Centres44
SFHG News23
Publications For Sale46

December 2013

Feature Articles:
The Early Payne Family Of Sussex - Part TwoJohn F Howes341
The Church Of St. Richard De WychGwen May346
The Rich Branch - Part TwoRosie Ansell349
The Scrase Family: The Quaker ConnectionTony Scrase354
Marriage Difficulties!Mick Henry365
Rusper Priory: A Medieval Sussex Benedictine NunneryMichael J Burchall366
George Elliott And The 4.33 Victoria ExpressNeville Andrews373
SFHG Is Alive And Well And Living In Uckfield!Colin Cummins375
Where Did Your Surname Come From?Marylynne Tilleyshort377
Regular items:
Chairman's Letter Cover of December 2013 journal2.9MB340
Book Reviews372
From The Editor348
Archives Info380
Picture Gallery360
Local Meeting Centres382
SFHG News361
Publications For Sale384
Picture Gallery Revisited371

September 2013

Feature Articles:
A Twist Of FateE. Patricia Gutteridge293
The Rich Branch - Part 1Rosie Ansell294
John, The Woodsell Who Wasn'tKaren Taylor299
The Early Payne Family Of SussexJohn F. Howes302
Sherlock? Not So Elementary!Maureen Hague307
A Book For The Poor HouseVal Whitmarsh311
Rooted In EnglandJan Mackie315
Was Religion A Moral Deterrent?Don Burgess320
It's All In The NameCarol Sheilds323
Where Was James Mills From?Sue Reid325
The Gratwickes Of West GrinsteadBarrie Gratwicke330
Which Thomas Funnell?Sue Randall332
Regular items:
Chairman's Letter Cover of September 2013 journal2.9MB292
From The Editor298
SFHG News309
Local Meeting Centres334
Picture Gallery310
Publications For Sale336
Book Reviews322