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Could anyone help us date this photo (1) taken outside the Purley Arms, Brighton Road, South Croydon?
I recently came across this wonderful website and immediately entered the wood in search of a very rare species, my great grandmother, Birdie Mary Funnell. Birdie Mary married my great grandfather, Henry William Stagg, on 1st May 1880 at St Simon’s Church, Southsea. Their marriage certificate gives her age as 19, a spinster. Her father […]
The Sussex Record Society (1) offers us a transcription of one of the earliest Funnell documents, a will. On the 16th of April 1553 (proved 29th April 1553), John Funnell of Grenley, Westham bequeathed his body to be buried in the Churchyard of Westham, a barrel of beer and as much bread as can be […]
Was Mary Unstead’s name really Hokum? These are two questions asked by Christine Brookes who sent in an email to query research on the “Funnells from Chiddingly” tree. If anyone can confirm, infirm or comment, please do so using the comments form – click on “Comments” at the bottom of the article. Mary Harmer (person […]
The following constitute a non exhaustive list of settlement orders concerning Funnells. They are all extracts noted in ESRO by a professional researcher working on my behalf. We hope they will be useful to you if you wish to locate the original documents which may contain more information. Parish records may also contain further details. […]
There are several explications as to the origins of our surname put forward by more learned men than me. The three most credible explications all point to the same region : Pevensey Bay or to be more precise in historical terms, the liberty of Pevensey which was an early name for the “Rape of Pevensey”. […]
The following article is taken from “Sussex County Magazine”, vol. 6, p.131. THE FAMILY OF FUNNELL Mark Anthony Lower records the following : – "There are two tradesmen at Lewes (i.e. in 1873), one of whom keeps a beerhouse called the Grape-vine and the other a respectable able grocer, Mr Alfred Funnell, who deals in […]