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John D. Hughes

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Stubbington,Hampshire

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2007-01-02 15:41:19

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Came across your excellent site through Google by chance! Have been researching Hughes family for some time and am wondering if any persons visiting there has any information on John William Hughes.He had been a policeman in Brixton Surry for 5 years from 1850 but moved to Woodbury after his wife Charlotte died.In the 1861 Census he was living at Castle House and his occupation was a Gamekeeper.Any information would be appreciated,Thanks again for an excellent site.

 

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Marjorie Ross

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Manchester

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2006-12-12 20:05:09

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What a lovely web page -I really enjoyed reading it.My Great Grandfather John Rose married Emma Sansom in St Swithuns on Christmas Day 1864, so someone please say a prayer for their souls this Christmas. My Grandmother Edith Helena Rose was born in Wooodbury Salterton in 1879 -I really loved Roger Stoke's photos of the time. My Great Uncle Samuel Henry Rose was born there on the 12th December 1865 141 years ago today. He was 'murdered for his rifle' in India so the story goes does anyone know anything about this? Merry Christmas everyone from a very very wet Manchester

 

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Mike and Sue Batchelor

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Nuneaton , Warwickshire

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2006-12-03 14:44:20

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Over several years we have spent many wonderful holidays at Ray and Mary Brown's, Cottles Farm. It is like 'Coming Home' how we wish it would be so! Man happy evenings spent at the 'Green Door' and it is, for us, sad to see Terry and Kate have to retire. We will very much miss them during our future visits. Our Daughter and her family now also holiday in the village - and how that pleases Mom and Dad! With the Festive season fast approaching we send our very best wishes to everyone in Woodbury, would love to be with you all over the Christmas period but look forward so much to our future visits. Thanks you for such a wonderful Website, we visit it VERY regularly. Mike and Sue Batchelor

 

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Linda (Williams) Abercrombie

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Glenwood , Iowa 51534 USA

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2006-11-14 02:45:30

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My grandfather was born in Woodbury, Devon , England on 24July 1878. He came to the United States in 1906. His name was William Williams. His father was Archer Williams b.1846. His father was William Williams married to Kezia Sopor. All the men were born in Woodbury. What is the population of Woodbury? Are there places to stay? I will be making the trip in 2007 to visit cemeteries and get information. A map of woodbury would be helpful. If you could put me in touch with a e-mail site for information, I would be greatful. Linda2991@cs.com

 

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Wilfred M Rhodes

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Goring by Sea, West Sussex

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2006-11-10 13:55:02

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2nd cousin to owners of Gilbrook House!!

 

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Essa Drammeh

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Reading University

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2006-11-08 16:21:26

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I have been to Woodbury Salterton on the invitation of the Woodbury/Dumbutu link in 1994. My visit could be seen in the Salterton Pictures labelled as "Dumbutu group 1994". I am now in Reading University for a one year MSc programme on Tropical Agriculture Development. After that visit I came close to Christine Bricknell but currently lost her contact address. So I would be grateful if someone can provide this or pass this information to her. Thank you THIS HAS NOW BEEN DONE - Ed.

 

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John Kirkaldy

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2006-11-07 06:44:30

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Congratulations on a very good site.

 

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Alison Mail

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2006-09-28 11:36:16

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I have put together family tree for the Moore ’s and found they come from Woodbury. John Moore (1791) a shoe maker married to Ann (1796). There children William Henry Moore (1821) Sophia and John (1826) and James (1832). William Henry Moore (in the army until at least age 40 Winchester barracks then a boot maker as his father) married Mary Ann Wilkins in April 1863 she was a lace maker also born Woodbury 1830). They had 2 children William Henry (junior) ( 21st June 1869 ) and Emma (1867). I would dearly love to find some more information about the Moore ’s of Woodbury especially photos. On the 1871 census the address was 13 Village and at no.14 was Joseph and Mary Lee. Sophia Moore married Henry F Knowles in 1849. My father also remembers visiting an ‘Uncle’ in Woodbury who had a bakery about 1935.

 

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chris moores

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2006-09-04 10:24:47

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hope the woodbury youth are behaving themselves

 

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SylviaTancock

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Paignton

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2006-05-27 15:39:34

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With friends, I visited Woodbury yesterday and was very impressed. We will return and visit the church, which is a regular pasttime for us.

 

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Martin daley

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2006-04-02 01:23:35

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Since my last message in November 2005 I have been able to trace the Daley family in Woodbury back to a Peter Daley who was married there in 1757. I believe I have found the next 2 links in the family tree. Firstly,Thomas Daley a blacksmith and his father Ephraim Daley which takes me to around the late 17th century. Happy to share the information with anyone else who is researching this Woodbury connection.

 

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Breeanna Stitt

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2006-04-02 00:14:36

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was just surfing the web and was suprised to see woodbury had made its mark! loved to see a picture of pidgeons farm from 1994 which is when i lived there! thankyou for bringing a smile to my face

 

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Peter B and Sue Cooper

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4, Brewsters Close, Bingham, Nottingham , NG13 8BA

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2006-03-25 17:38:04

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How fondly we remember the village - we lived off Sheeps Lane (up to Woodbury Common) in 1965. My wife can remember her walks to Haymans the Butchers to get a leg of pork at 10/6p!!

 

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Len Phillips

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2006-03-12 19:23:22

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Hi, Have not visited this site for some time, but pleased to see its as good as ever. I'm still trying to trace any mention of an old Woodbury family connected to Livermores, or families with surname Ireland . Not much luck at the moment. But keep up the good work on this site Len Phillips

 

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Jan Brunner

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2006-01-30 02:19:31

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Fantastic Website, well done. I am a descendant of Joseph Pyle and Aiset Ridler. Would love to hear from anyone with same connections. I will be visiting Woodbury in June 06 and looking forward to walking the streets of my ancestors. Keep up the good work Roger.

 

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Mike and Sue Batchelor

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Nuneaton , Warwickshire

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2006-01-28 16:35:40

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Have enjoyed many happy holidays in Woodbury, thanks to Ray and Mary Brown at Cottles Farm, Castle Lane . Have already had a few days there this month (January 2006) and will be returning later in the year. Can anyone persuade Terry and Kate to keep the Green Door going. It will be sadly missed when they retire.

 

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Linda Wigzell Cress

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2006-01-21 23:38:32

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I am interested in Montague Wigzell, first Principal of Exeter Scoll of Art, and would be interested in any local history relating to him. I am a Wigzell from SE London (Peckham/Deptford/Greenwich) area. I look forward to exploring this site. Linda (Wigzell) Cress

 

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Melanie Rollins

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I now live in Scotland just outside Edinburgh

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2006-01-17 12:39:51

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My paternal grandmother was Olive Pyle who lived on Hogsbrook Farm in Woodbury Salterton. She used to teach at the school up untill she got married in 1915 so I was especially interested in the pictures of the school & the class pictures of 1908 & 1915 as she would have been there at this time. My father was also born on Hogsbrook farm but the family left after his birth. Her brothers & sisters remained & are probably buried in the church so I was also interested in the picture of the church. I am 'doing' the family tree so this site was of HUGE interest to me. Many Thanks Melanie Rollins

 

 

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Rachel Sadler

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2005-12-05 12:36:47

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My great-grandfather and other family members left Woodbury in the early 1900s and moved to S Wales where he and his brother built a house which they called Woodbury. Their surname was Cowley. Are there any Cowleys left in Woodbury?

 

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david and marion kidd

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belstone devon

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2005-11-29 11:40:33

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Enjoy reading your newsletter.

 

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Elise Knight

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2005-11-20 05:54:18

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My husband Dennis Knight is related to the Godfrey and Huxtable families that lived in Woodbury.Frank Godfrey and Eliza Huxtable moved up to West ham London to live. They married in 1890. We came to Adelaide in 1966. Dennis's Mother was Jessie Godfrey.She was born in Storey Street North Woolwich.She is also related ot the Newton family through her sister Maud Godfrey, who was brought up by her Grandmother Mary Godfrey. All the best Elise Knight

 

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ron mills

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2005-11-15 14:36:55

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My great great grandfather George Davey (born about1825) and his wife Eleanor (born about 1827). In the 1861 census they lived in the Grocers shop Woodbury, but had moved to London by 1881. In 1861 they had 3 children Frederick, George and Eleanor. Any info appreciated. (ps great web site)

 

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ron wright

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2005-11-10 07:18:39

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Recently looking back on family records following the death of my father and found that my great great great grandfather came from Woodbury his name John Wright and was born in 1808 and married a eliza webber from winkleigh. They moved to London , Chelsea and the family have been their ever since.

 

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Martin Daley

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Australia

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2005-11-05 02:28:12

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I am currently tracing my family history and accorging to the 1901 census my great-grandfather,Thomas Daley, was born in Woodbury. I would be very grateful if anyone has information on the Woodbury Daley's to contact me at martin.daley@virginblue.com.au. I am especially trying to find the name of Thomas' father so I may continue my search. I will make a point of bringing my family to visit the village in June 2006 when we return home to England for a holiday. kind regards Martin Daley

 

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revd angela rogers

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2005-07-21 22:21:29

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We love to come and stay at the pound caravan site it is home from home.

 

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David Acres

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2005-06-14 15:19:03

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I've just come across the web site by chance. I lived in the village in the later 1950s/early 1960s with my grandparents on Broadway. I attended the village school and from their passed my voice-test to the Cathedral School in Exeter . I have very many happy memories of the village, and whilst a lot has changed the nucleus and ambiance of the Arch/St Swithuns/Village Green/School remain very much in tact. There were nine shops in the village when I was a boy, and one could survive on the bakers, butchers, greengrocers, 2 provision stores, etc without needing to resort to travelling outside of the village at all! I remember being taken out on several morning's in the week by Farmer Stamp ('whoa Blood, whoa Sawdust'!!) in his horse and trap delivering milk to the villagers.

 

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David Wyatt

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2005-06-07 00:15:15

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My family connections go back to the Lanes and possibly Wrights living in Woodbury in the first half of the 19th Century. I'm delighted to find this site has so much colourful information about the district, and I'm looking forward to exploring the links in detail and to chasing up genealogical information.

 

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Mr and Mrs Peter and Ros Bolton

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2005-06-05 20:14:05

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We loved visiting your website. We are hoping to buy a property in woodbury salterton and having seen the community spirit through your website makes us even more determined to live there. Thank you so much for all the wonderful information, history and pictures. It is much appreciated. Kind regards Ros and Pete Bolton

 

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Sylvia Durant

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2005-05-31 21:22:05

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What a wonderful site! I loved all the old photos, which were very interesting to me, as my ancestors (Kerslake/Keslake) all live in Woodbury Salterton, and were baptised, married and buried at Woodbury.

 

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Mike Mallett

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2005-05-22 21:32:59

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Frederick Lee MALLETT was born in Topsham in 1855 but he married Martha Pearce LOCK who was born in Woodbury in 1853 and they married in Woodbury 26 Dec 1877 so I'd be interested to hear from anyone who has an interest in the families.

 

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Taryn Ingleheart

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2005-05-15 16:27:47

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My grandfather was Robin Ingleheart and he had a sister- Joyce, and a brother- Peter.I think it would be really cool if anyone who knew anything about them could contact me. I would love to find something out about them.

 

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Colin V P Berry

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2005-05-14 15:29:26

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I am descended from Tom and Harriet Berry, who lived in Woodbury according to the 1881 census and would be interested in any relatives that may still be around.

 

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Gayle Ingleheart

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2005-05-09 21:44:21

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My dad was Robin Ingleheart. I would love to hear from anyone who knew him or Peter or Joyce Ingleheart. Peter and Joyce lived next door to each other in Cottles Lane and moved to Spain about 15 years ago. My mum(Penny nee Ward)and dad moved to Dorset 30 years ago. I have many fond memories of Christmas with my brother and sisters in Woodbury.

 

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David L Ebbels

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2005-03-25 19:27:41

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Woodbury is part of my family history. My father's ancestors were the millers at Exton Mills for 100 years until 1877. My great grandfather, Frederick Henry Ebbels, and his grandmother, Faith Ebbels, have gravestones in Woodbury churchyard. I am now retired from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (as was, now Defra), but do a little work as a consultant in plant health for the European Commission and some writing.

 

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paul salter

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2005-02-22 15:15:01

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I have lived in woodbury for ten years now,having moved from london.To find the surname salter in the london area is very rare.when i first arrived in the village people were constantly asking me if i was from this salter family or that salter family. I wonder if anyone has imformation about any salter familys, past or present within the parish many thanks Mr paul salter

 

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Chris Hammond

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2005-02-22 10:26:16

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Will be visiting Woodbury at the beginning of March to do some research on my ancestors - the Ebbels and Halls. Hoping to take lots of photos of the village, and especially to visit the churchyard where some of my ancestors are buried. I'm a regular visitor to your website, which I find very interesting. Very much looking forward to my first visit to 'the real thing'! Is there anyone with information on these families.

 

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Colin Bridgeman

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2005-02-06 14:27:41

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Great, great grandfather James Daymond was born in Woodbury in 1828, so its great to she where he came from, anyone with infomation on Daymond surname dropme an e mail, thanks Colin

 

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Sonia Gardener

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2004-12-18 18:30:02

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Could anyone let me know about Coombe Dairy in Woodbury. It is mentioned in 1891 census as being occupied by ancestors George & Eliza Marks. Many thanks Sonia Gardener

 

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Tricia Sturman

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http://www.tippletree.com

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Hopkins Village , Belize

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2004-12-16 20:11:45

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Mr. Stokes, Thanks for the great web site, I enjoy visiting every now and again to get a little bit of Woodbury back into my blood. The Woodbury News is good to see also. Greetings to old friends.

 

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Len Phillips

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2004-12-11 19:20:32

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I am now a fairly frequent visitor to this site. I must say how impressed I am with it. My interest started because my mother Edith Ireland Livermore was born in the village in 1893 to an Emily Livermore. I am still trying to tace details of Emily's husband a John Ernest Ireland. But though I have not been succesful so far I still enjoy reading about Woodbury. Len Phillips

 

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Revd. Glenn Cannon

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http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/roomfield/roomfield/index.htm

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2004-11-24 02:19:44

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Greetings to old friends in Woodbury. Delighted to find the 'News' on line.

 

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Chris Hammond

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2004-11-12 15:31:05

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Excellent site. Well done! Been researching my family history for the past few years. My ancestors, the Ebbels lived in Woodbury. I am descended from John Ebbels (miller of Exton) and his 3rd wife Mary Hall (m.1792). Gill Selley has already been very helpful, providing me with information on the Ebbels and photos of the mill house and ruined mill. Can anyone provide any further info or photos relating to the Ebbels and Halls. Looking forward to being able to visit Woodbury as soon as I can make it. Does anyone know anything about Robert Ebbels, architect, b. Tiverton, lived and worked in the Midlands for some time, and was buried in Dawlish. I have info on his professional life and work, but would like to know more about his family ties. Also, how and from where can I buy a copy of 'View from the Beacon'?

 

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pauline Taylor (nee Crook)

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2004-11-11 21:08:19

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Wanted to see what the village of Woodbury looked like where my ancestors came from.(Crook)(Crooke) family in the 1600's

 

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David Dowell

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2004-10-25 02:40:42

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An informative and well designed site. Although I lived in Otterton(Houstern Farm)I spent a lot of my spare time in Woodbury and Woodbury Salterton (Digger's Rest). I have many friends(George Wilson, The Browns,& Middletons)in Woodbury from my days as a member of The Woodbury Young Farmers Club. Sadly over the years I have lost contact with most of them. I have not been back for a visit since 1993,I hope to return for a visit in the next couple of years, so my sons Rob (15) and Andrew (11) can see what a rich historical part of the world I grew up in. I would like to renew old friendships from the past.Looking forward to receiving your e-mails.I moved to Canada in 1979, the last 23 years I have worked for Cargill Animal Nutrition. Regards to all who remember me. David Dowell

 

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ROUX Benoît

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2004-09-05 12:46:50

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I am very happy to discover your website. I know some inhabitants of your wonderful village because I am in the twinning's team between Woodubury and Bretteville.If you want to exchange some emails with me there's no problem , I would be very happy... See you soon !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Anne Brighton

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2004-08-26 19:43:19

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I have photographs of my mother at School in about 1916 also some of the family when they lived at Braddicks if they are of interest. One of my relations was a school mistress at the school - Emma Stamp (nee Sellick)Thanks for the nostalgic trip.

 

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Janet Astle

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2004-08-25 13:33:56

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As visits to Woodbury village are not now as frequent, it is good to have the site up and running again. A 'click-on' to the webcam works wonders.

 

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Brit-Ida Berg Hansen

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2004-08-24 13:30:26

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Greetings to mrs. and mr. Roger Stokes. Thank you very much for the book. I have trouble with my eyes and cannot read at the moment, but I will be in touch as soon as I can.

 

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Chris Hammond

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2004-08-23 16:00:28

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Your website is excellent. Hope to visit Woodbury in the not too distant future. I am descended from John Ebbels (miller) b. abt 1749, and Mary Hall his 3rd wife. My family history research is coming on fine, thanks to many helpful contacts and the internet, but I really do need to visit the area where my ancestors lived and worked, for some hands-on research. If anyone can help with extra info etc. I would be grateful. Are there any Ebbels or Halls still living in the area?

 

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L.Norman Farmery

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2004-08-22 16:25:38

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I moved to Woodbury, at the age of nine, with my parents and lived at WindyRidge in Town Lane . I attended the local School until January 1942 at which time I started attending a boarding school full time. My younger sister and brother however saw all their early schooldays in the village school. From the age of 10 I sang in the choir of St Swithins and continued during school holidays up to the age of 15. I remember the choir mistress was Miss Jago and she was responsible for giving me a love of classical music which has continued to the present day. After a short Naval career I have spent the majority of my working life working on the development of computers. I retired in 1987 after spending 27 years working for IBM at Winchester . My actual workplace was in the small village of Hursley which is 5 miles from Winchester on the Romsey Road . By sheer coincidence I happened to be exploring the Tower of Hursley Church when I was most surprised to find a small plaque on the church belfry informing all and sundry that the belfry was actually built by Stokes of Woodbury!!! Regards to all who remember me, Norman Farmery

 

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Beverly Spurway

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2004-08-03 20:57:04

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Great to see the Guestbook up and running again!

 

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Roger Stokes

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2004-07-31 14:42:39

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Hopefully the Guestbook has now been brought back to life - however time will tell! Please send in your constructive comments if you have any!