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From: Renfrew Genealogy <>
Subject: My most elusive ancestor!
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 1998 01:38:29 -0000
Like me, I'm sure you've got many ancestors who just REFUSE to be
found. Maybe they just "appear" in a parish to be married, stating "of
this parish" in the register, when, clearly, they were not christened there.
Maybe they were just not at home in the census, when they ought to have
As an addition to the SUSSEX-PLUS website, I propose to start a "My
Most Elusive Ancestor" page, for list members to post information about
their elusive ancestors (Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire and Isle of Wight
ancestors only, please!). Maybe 1998 will be bring a few of them to light.
Please send your submissions to the list, keeping to a length of no more than
100 words. I shall put them together onto a web page, and add it to the
site in the near future.
Now - I'll get in first with MY most elusive ancestor!
John PETERS was married to Susannah CHEESEMAN at Portslade,
Sussex, 2nd July 1778. He stated that he was "of this parish", but
his christening record is not to be found there. He was buried at Portslade
11th October 1803, with no age given for him. The closest baptism I have
so far found is in Henfield in 1750, though I have found nothing to link
him to it.
Next one please!
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