The Foxearth and District Local History Society

Familes, Friends and Genealogies

A Web Log for the Foxearth and District Local History Society, for people who are researching their families who lived, or still live, in the upper Stour area of East Anglia .

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Wednesday, October 11, 2006

The Ginns of Belchamp

I would like to find any information about the Ginn Families living in and around Belchamp St. Paul's in the 19th Century. My maternal Grandfather was Stanley William GINN - born Barnet, Herts 1890 to John Herbert GINN and Alice GINN formerly Caplin. (My great grandparents) John Herbert was born Belchamp St. Paul's 1860. His parents were Henry & Sarah GINN. (My great great grandparents) Henry was born c1833 Foxearth. Henry's parents were John GINN (dob c1801) & Hannah GINN (my great great great grandparents).

It seems to me there were at least 3 Ginn families living in the area in the 1800s and I am sure they were all related. I would love to hear from anyone who could provide me further information or indeed a distant relation.

Many thanks,

Brian Robinson


Tuesday, October 03, 2006

The good Deals of Foxearth

I wonder if any readers have further details on my ancestors, the Deal family. My great great great grandfather was James Deal, born in Foxearth as was his son, Charles Deal.

JAMES DEAL was born 1778 in Foxearth, and died 1853 in Sudbury.

Children of JAMES DEAL are:

  1. CHARLES DEAL, b. Abt. 1813, Foxearth, Essex; d. 1900, Maldon, Essex. He married MARY ANN ELIMS 24 Dec 1843 in Parish Church, Melford, Suffolk, daughter of ROGER ELIMS and SARAH. She was born Abt. 1822 in Long Melford, Suffolk.
    1. GEORGE3 DEAL, b. Abt. 1852, Great Cornard, Suffolk. (My great grandfather - he was a cabinet maker and moved to north london, his son, my grandfather George Deal was a cabinet maker also)
    2. EMILY DEAL, b. Abt. 1844, Foxearth, Essex.
    3. ISAAC DEAL, b. Abt. 1846, Chilton, Suffolk.
    4. FREDERICK DEAL, b. Abt. 1849, Great Cornard, Suffolk.Occupation: 1881, Gardener
    5. HERBERT DEAL, b. Abt. 1855, Great Cornard, Suffolk.
  2. HENRY DEAL, b. Abt. 1815, Foxearth; Occupation: 1851, Horsekeeper d. 1887, Sudbury; m. (1) RHODA; b. 1853, Glemsford; m. (2) ANN; b. 1820, Foxearth.

Today (3rd October 2006) I visited Foxearth to get a feel of village and its surroundings, it was most enjoyable.

Margaret Hunt (nee Deal)