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Sellwood family history

I am researching the Sellwood family history and have Stephen (Thatcham 1704), Stephen (Thatcham 1732), Joseph (Oare 1770), William (Wasing 1804). I would welcome any further info about the family. In particular, are there records of employees on the Wasing estate? Many thanks. Tony ParryRead more

Howard Family Tree

My grandfather was Matthew Henry Howard (born 4 Dec 1856), son of Edward Howard & Emily (Curtis). He came to Australia in 1879. I would love to be in touch with anyone interested in the Howard family from Thatcham.Read more

House Fire

Hi, I am trying to find out about a house fire in Thatcham in the 1960s the occupant being CHAMBERLAIN, I am sorry to say i have no idea of where to start this enquiry. Regards, Steve.Read more

Higgs Family tree

Hi I am researching the HIGGS branch of my family tree, I am a decendant of Joshua HIGGS b London 1820, who emigrated to Australia with his family in 1852.I believe his father, also named Joshua originally came from "Sunnyside" Cold Ash Thatcham Berkshire. Do you have any additional information about the HIGGS family , any assistance you can provide would be greatly appreciated. Regards Trevor Sullivan (Hobart, Tasmania, Australia)Read more

Prize fighting

I am researching bareknuckle prizefights held in Berkshire in the 18th and 19th centuries. There was one held at Crookham Common between Ben Caunt and Nick Ward on 2nd February 1841 and was wondering if you have any information on it or or any advice as where to look. Thank you Mick HillRead more

Beverley House

Are there any old photos of Beverley house in existance? The reason I am interested is that my grandmother was in service there just prior to her marriage ( at least that was the address give on her marriage certificate). Martin BarrettRead more

The Streetley Family

I am researching the Streetley/Streatley family who came from Thatcham if anyone has any information. Loraine HallRead more

Howard Family Tree

I am researching the family of Edward Howard, he was my ggg grandfather and have searched the census records from 1841 to 1891 for Edward Howard. I was surprised to uncover that after Emily's death the following census (1871) lists Edward Howard's spouse as Elizabeth but I cannot find a marriage listed. From the details provided on this site it states that Edward is buried with Emily. Do you have any further information about Elizabeth, born in Old Basing, Hampshire, 1816? Any details would be gratefully received. My gg grandfather also grew up in Thatcham and I believe he was a vet. My...Read more

Hyde Family Tree

On researching my family tree, it appears that quite a few of my ancestors lived in and around Thatcham in the 1700 and 1800\'s. They were the Hyde/Hide's. Is there anything that you can tell me about them? My Great, great Grandfather Joseph Hyde was born in Thatcham in c1825 to John Hide and Charlotte King... I would love to know more Yours hopefully, Sandra ClareRead more

Murder at Henwick Country Club

Sir, in the early 70s a murder occurred at the Henwick grange Country Club, I wonder if you have any details, it is part of my research into crime in the area, the victim was a young male and the offender also a young male was convicted of manslaughter but those are the only details I have. The club no longer exists and because I am not strong on the dates searches of local records have been difficult.. I hope you can help. Yours faithfully Robert L. Miles.Read more