5 thoughts on “Heritage and History (links)”

  1. My great, great grandfather was Thomas Hovell Colman who farmed in Rockland St Peter, as did his son, my great grandfather. However, my grandfather, who was born in the village, became an engineer and the farm went out of the family.

    My cousin and I are researching our family history and wonder if there are any historical documents in the village that could add depth to our understanding. We are also curious to find out more about Robert Colman who farmed at Pound Farm in Rockland St Andrew, to see if we can connect the two families.

    Thank you
    Su Colman

    1. Hello Sue
      This is probably a bit late now. I’ve also been doing some family research, and I wonder if you have a copy of ‘Jeremiah James Colman’ a memoir by Helen Colman, his daughter, published 1905. 463 pages, and includes a photo of Pound farm. It is a very well written and informative account of the family.
      There are 1st edition copies available via Bookfinder.com, a bit pricey at around £60. If you buy one, make sure it has the genealogy table. I know the libraries had them, and the tables were invariably torn out!
      Robert Colman 1775-1867 was my great great (great?) uncle.
      I come down from his brother Samuel 1781-1866. who had Poringland windmill for some years {( believe), and whose brother was Jeremiah who founded Colmans Mustard.
      I saw your note just now.
      Best wishes
      Andrew Colman

  2. Hi from Australia!
    Several of my ancestors originated from Rockland All Saints, Great Ellingham & surrounds before coming to Australia in the mid 1800’s.
    A few names:
    – Clarke (John & wife Susan Warren, James & wife Ann Elizabeth Houchin, Robert & wife Elizabeth Barham)

    Robert & Elizabeth (my 3x g-grandparents) emigrated with their 5 children, along with Elizabeth’s brothers James & William, settling near Adelaide in Australia.
    Other siblings of Robert’s – Charles & Ellis settled in Tasmania.
    I’m visiting Rocklands for a day, in early July, this year and am excited to see where some of my ancestors lived & farmed.

    Sara 🙂

  3. My grandmother (Helen Rogers Young) and step-grandfather (Dr. James Carruthers Young)bought The Old Rectory (aka Rookery) Brays Lane, in the summer of 1932 and lived there for some years. Wondering how I could find the deed of sale and any other documents related to the house.

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