The Foxearth and District Local History Society

Familes, Friends and Genealogies

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Brown and Wells families

I am gathering a lot of the history of my family from Pentlow, Cavendish, Glemsford , Borley and Foxearth.

The photo you have in Cavendish of Frederick Brown outside his bakery was my great grandfather; the lady outside is Agnes Brown nee Cook from Glemsford. She was my great grandmother.

In the main photo, 'The photo club 1903', there is a man nearly at the front with a moustache. I think he may be Sidney Wells, farmer, of Pentlow. He farmed from 1902 until 1932 at Pentlow Hall Farm. (now Pentlow House). I have a family photo of the Wells family, late 1800s, and Sidney looks like the man with the moustache. This old photo also shows his mother, Matilda Theobald, from Borley.

I have been researching the Wells family of Cavendish, and the Brown family. I have found them all back to 1700, which includes other families.

My mother was born at Boxed Hall to Charles Wells. Ethel Brown & Sidney Wells bought Hooks Hall and Moores Farm in 1919.

I found the information on your site; it has been very useful

Mary Ethelwood

Mary and Sidney Wells at Pentlow Hall Farm

Charles Wells, Matilda Theobald and family

(posted on behalf of Mary Ethelwood. Any replies will be forwarded. The Wells family are a well-known Cavendish family, and descendents live there still)