A Group for anyone that has web-footed ancestors from the flat area of of eastern England located particularly around The Wash, including towns such as Boston, Spalding, Wisbech, Whittlesey, Ely and Kings Lynn
Latest Activity: May 27, 2012
Are you someone whose anc
estors came from the Fenlands of eastern England, which cover parts of five different English counties? The area includes north Cambridgeshire, south Lincolnshire, west Norfolk, small parts of Huntingdonshire and Northamptonshire ...and a sixth county if you include the Isle of Ely. Frustrating isn't it, visiting all those different record offices to track your elusive ancestor just to the next parish! Hopefully this Group will be a useful meeting point to share tips, knowledge and advice.
My ancestors came from the Cambridgeshire Fenland. My great x 5 uncle Charles sold his wife for 1 guinea in Wisbech market. My great-great grandfather Levi fell into a drainage canal and drowned while catching water voles. Whoever said the Fens were a boring place?!
Started by Tina Wells Aug 17, 2009.