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Thomas Heather, Martha Trimmer...

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G007 Report 20 Jun 2013 21:33

I've got back to Thomas Heather born abt 1775 in Sussex, who married a Sarah Woodroffe born abt 1774. Thomas Heather parents were: Thomas Heather and Martha Trimmer. I would like to get back further...with Thomas Heather and Martha Trimmer if possible ? Also to find out more about Sarah Woodroffe line... hope the records are still around...!!! lol :-) The main thing is Parish records... I always think when someone goes back to about 1570 and further... how they are sure they have the correct family connections. There seems to be quite a lot of Heathers' in Sussex, perhaps this is where the surname started, those living on the Heath or Heather land ?


G007 Report 20 Jun 2013 21:46

Anyway, if anyone could get me back to 1570, I would be very happy! lol :-D Not easy I know!


Reggie Report 20 Jun 2013 22:26

Are you able to visit the County Records Office?

That would be the best bet....................


Renes Report 21 Jun 2013 00:13

Where in Sussex was the family from please


Renes Report 21 Jun 2013 00:18

Would this be him

Name: Thos. Heather
Christening Date: 22 Oct 1775
Christening Place: Woolavington, Sussex, England
Father's Name: Thos. Heather
Mother's Name: Martha Heather
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I03636-9
System Origin: England-EASy
GS Film number: 1041574
Reference ID:


G007 Report 21 Jun 2013 00:19

Reggie, I don't think I need too. Most if not all the Parish records are online now... but I still like people to help me out, let me know I'm heading in the right direction... and not climbing up someone elses tree. I have been given a lot of information on here... and I am very pleased with all the people who have helped. I'm trying to get back as far as I can with each side of my family, and people on here know so much, and how to find info, better than me, so, I find it very helpful! :-D ;-)


Renes Report 21 Jun 2013 00:32
The Parish Register Transcriptions - available as pdf download files Surname-indexed and fully searchable, only £1.00 per file.

From c 1570 ..... Very good price


MarieCeleste Report 21 Jun 2013 08:37

I sincerely wish most if not all parish records were on line!


Reggie Report 21 Jun 2013 10:02

Sorry, but your comment about 'most or all' parish records is simply not borne out by the facts.........

(The county in which I am interested has hardly any PR's on line...............I have to visit the RO to get the info I seek)

If they (and everyone else) would be able to find the info you want without resorting to asking on here

However, if you wish to use the GR members as a sounding-board...fair enough. Find the info you think is relevant, then put it forward for evaluation


G007 Report 21 Jun 2013 10:12

Ok thanks for the info Reggie. I must admit I didn't know whether you could find all of the parish records online... so, thanks for pointing that out Reggie.


G007 Report 21 Jun 2013 10:13

Renes: yes, that is the correct person, Thomas Heather etc... thanks.

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 21 Jun 2013 10:13

Have you checked ' Search all Member Trees' (top right of page, under 'Search')

Chris :)


G007 Report 21 Jun 2013 10:15

Yes, I've checked a few... Chris Ho :)


G007 Report 27 Jun 2013 22:20

So, seems I can only go back to Thomas Heather and Martha Trimmer.


Renes Report 27 Jun 2013 23:39

Did you check out the Sussex Genealogy link I put up

for Woolavington ............ for possible baptism of either of them

would have thought it was worth a pound to have the parish records


G007 Report 28 Jun 2013 11:13

I will take a look again, thanks Renes. I keep getting a blank dark grey colour when I go to the W parish you mention ?


safc Report 28 Jun 2013 13:24

you can buy this cd for £3


G007 Report 28 Jun 2013 17:39

Ok thanks safc.