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From: Frederick Feather <>
Subject: Re: HORSEY ISLAND
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 19:06:47 +0000
Have you considered Osea Island in St.Laurence Bay in the River
Blackwater off Maldon. I would think there were many boats between Hull
and Maldon. There is also Northey Island in the same area.
In message <002101c29a31$abe3c020$>, Helen
Dugdale <> writes
>Hi, I am based in South Yorkshire and have just subscribed to the Essex list as
>I had a relative who said she was born on Horsey Island. I hope I have reached
>the correct list.
>I had previously been searching in the Brighton area as my relative was Sarah
>Patching (there are numerous Patchings in Brighton). Sarah's daughter says her
>mother was born in September 1887, but was never able to get a birth
>certificate, although Somerset House confirmed her date of birth. I have tried
>the GRO without success, also the 1901 census, and wonder if, as Horsey Island
>is so small, births could not have been registered.
>Would any KS know more about this Island, whether there was a church or if
>births would be registered on the mainland. Also, what work would have been
>available in 1887, as Sarah's father seemed to go there from Hull, and
>eventually ended up in Manchester, as a railway worker.
>I have had no luck in tracing this Patching family, except 1 daughter on the
>Hull census in service, so any advice will be very much appreciated.
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