Lewes Forum thread

Go on, tell 'em what you think

Lewes Forum New message

Need help on my Bonfire Boy ancestor please?

On 20 May 2013 at 5:06pm Jackie wrote:
Could anyone help me in finding out where I could find information on my 'Bonfire Boy' 3x Great Grandfather. His name was George Coombes born 1801 and died in 1894. He lived in English's Passage so I am assuming he would have been a member of the Cliffe Bonfire Society. Also he died whilst picking flowers on the railway line. According to the newspaper reports of the time, he was near 'End's Lane' but I cannot find this on any maps, anyone know where this is?
Any help would be gratefully received!
On 21 May 2013 at 12:24am Dog in a Cape wrote:
'End Lane' could be in Ditchling?
Where there's East End Lane and North End Lane etc..
Hope this helps.
On 21 May 2013 at 6:52am Emma Chaplin wrote:
The Access to Archives (A2A) service might be able to help you, and the County Record Office, but they are in the process of packing up to move to The Keep in Falmer, so I'm not sure. Good luck with that! Here's the A2A link anyway:

Check it out here »
On 21 May 2013 at 7:53am Fairmeadow wrote:
Presumably you have found him in the 1841-1891 censuses?
On 21 May 2013 at 11:29am Xplorer1 wrote:
Try the Sussex Family History group. Link on the Lewes History Group website.

Check it out here »

32 posts left

Your response

You must now log in (or register) to post
Click here to add a link »
Smile Wink Sad Confused Kiss Favourite Fishing Devil Cool



roboqueen 102:132

Interesting information. This company make an absolute fortune from the misfortune of others. I say misfortune because One... more
Liberty cannot be preserved without general knowledge among the people.
John Adams