East Anglian Ancestors

Norfolk & Suffolk genealogy


  1. A huge thank you for all your hard work. I have been able to use your lists to trace relatives in Great Finbrough, Suffolk going back over 5 generations. Fantastic.

  2. Thank you for all of your very hard work, it has been very helpful and interesting in finding my ancestors. My father was the son of Albert Harry Bowers and Jessie Jane Bridges.
    He was born on 3rd August 1921.
    I live in Devon but will be visiting the area around great waldingfield this coming weekend.

    once again many thanks.

    • Thank you for your kind comments, Gordon. I hope you had an enjoyable visit to Great Waldingfield. Best regards Jacqui

  3. Jacqui,

    I’ve just sent you an e-mail to your contact e-mail address with more details about Reuben Stephen Stone who fell in the Great War and some older siblings which appear to be missing. Hope that helps.

    PS – if a picture comes up with this of a stunning looking woman, its my beloved wife who probably signed up to start a blog as a New Years resolution at some stage :-). It was likely to be along the theme of “My husband spends too much time with dead people” 🙂

  4. I’m researching the Gillings family. My great grandparents were William Gillings 1854 and Phyllis Marguerite Turner 1855. They had 6 children – George, Phillip, Marguerite, Laura, Charles and Ruby. I cannot find Ruby who was born in 1892. She married an Ernest Bean who was lost at sea in WW1. Can you help to find her and add her to the Gillings list, please? It’s great to be able to see them all and discover names and occuoations etc. Thank you so much.

    • Hi Marguerite. Thank you for your comments. As you say, Ruby Constance Gillings married Ernest Bean in 1915 and he sadly died not long after. I believe she remarried Ernest M Mulley at Bury St Edmunds in 1930. Ruby Constance Mulley is buried at Great Barton in Suffolk. She died on 12 Aug 1979 at 86 years of age, so the dates match up. I think this is your Ruby. Best regards Jacqui

  5. This site is amazing! My grandma’s (she’s 87 now) maiden name was Fairweather and I happened on this site and found direct ancestors going back to the 1400s – absolutely stunned to find this. Thank you!

  6. Dear Jacqui,
    I sent an email to jacqui@beard333.fslife.co.uk but it was returned. I am the daughter of Benjamin Rust of Aylsham, a direct descendant of Benjamin Rust (1791) & Mary Ransome (1795) who are listed on your website. We have traced our family tree back to 1701, but we cannot get any further back than that. I was wondering if you have any further info on previous ancestors? Thanks so much. Mary-Jayne Rust

    • Dear Mary Jayne – Thank you for your enquiry. So sorry, but I can’t help. I only have a tenuous connection by marriage to the Rusts so have very little information. Wishing you lots of luck with your research. Best wishes