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Mary married in Lowestoft in 1690 and died in 1737.


Tabitha, the daughter of Thomas, was baptised in Lowestoft in 1637.


Samuel was a ropemaker in Pakefield.  This name is very unusual but is also found in Southwold and it is probably from there that his ancestors came.


Elizabeth married John Crisp in 1748.  Her baptism and burial remain a mystery.


Sarah was born in 1734.  She lived for many years in Reedham, marrying twice.


Thomas was baptised in Lowestoft in 1629/30.


Esther was the second wife of William Parker.  They married in 1807 in Lowestoft, after the death of William’s first wife, Amy Clarke.  After many years of research, we have still to find the birth of either wife.


Our link to the Colby family is still not conclusive, but remains possible.  We continue to gather information about this surname.


John appears to have been born in 1728 in Lowestoft.  It is known that he had two sons but little else has been found.


Mary was only 37 years old when she died in 1778 in Lowestoft.


We would like to think our theories about  our French line were correct, taking us back to 1597,  but there is little evidence to back this up.  Our ancestors lived in Lowestoft.


William first appears in Pakefield records in 1712, the year of his marriage.


Diana was born around 1770, but  where?


Lydia married in 1765 in Lowestoft.  We believe she was born about 1741, but have no idea where.  A very unusual surname.


Mary married in Brook, Norfolk in 1731/32.


Ann was the wife of Francis Parker of Lowestoft.  Only one reference to her maiden name has been found and, after more than thirty years, her origins remain a mystery.


Margaret was recorded at the time of her burial as being the daughter of Samuel and Margaret, with a date of birth around 1710.  Another mystery yet to be solved.


John was a sailmaker who died in Lowestoft in 1727.  There are earlier entries for this name in Lowestoft, but no clear line of ancestry.


Richard first appears in the Lowestoft registers when his daughter was born in 1711.  Another researcher has made some progress on this line and we can provide contact details should you be researching this family.  

The majority of our East Anglian ancestors come from the Lowestoft area, and many were involved in the fishing industry. Others came from Metfield in Suffolk and Reedham and Brooke in Norfolk.

We have done a great deal of research into the families of Lowestoft.  If you have any relations from that town, we may be able to help you with either a few clues or some extended research.

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East Anglia

This is the area where our research began over 40 years ago.  If you have any interest in any of the above surnames then you may wish to look at another website www.usmk.co.uk.  Alternatively, contact us and we will check through our records.