The Foxearth and District Local History Society

Familes, Friends and Genealogies

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Monday, September 04, 2006

The Chinnerys of Foxearth

In the photographs there is a picture of the Post Office in 1910. My great grandfather, William Chinnery b.c.1837, was the postmaster at that time, so I am rather hoping that is him in the front.Unfortunately we do not have any photos of his generation.

My family started off as Chenery in Borley c.1700s and then changed to Chinery. They were still the one "n" variety when they moved to Foxearth before 1823.

In the 1891 census they have become Chinnery and we have remained that way since. My grandfather, the postman's eldest son, moved to the Thurrock area before the 1901 census and married an Orsett girl in 1904. His four siblings stayed in the Sudbury area and I think I still have cousins there. The last one I knew was Reg who lived at 12, Claypits Rd., Foxearth until he died in 1998.

I have a snap c.1937 of all our Chinnery family taken in The Street at Foxearth. ( In the war years all the family seemed to live along that road.) Do you think any member of your group would be interested in seeing it ? Also I have hopes that someone might tell me which brother is which, as there are two I cannot identify.

Has anyone any idea when the Victorian school photo was taken?The boy, back row, second from left from the schoolmistress could so easily have been my grandfather as it is the image of my father, when he was young.If so, I think the photo would have been taken c. 1892/4. Also the fair haired chubby faced boy, left, front row, has a Chinnery face!All my imagination I daresay but it would be nice to know.

Thank you for making it possible for others to enjoy your site.

Grace Fauvel