Sussex Family Historian References

I was looking up information about Neves connections in Sussex and came up with a bunch of them in a series of books/newsletters called the Sussex Family Historian that can be found at the LDS Family History Library. (https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Sussex_Family_Historian) From what I can tell, it is not available on film or online.

Please look below and let me know if you have a copy of these or, if you live in Utah or near a family history library, if you will get a copy of the relevant pages and mail or scan and email them to me.

  1. Brede emigrants by Andrew Barnes. A list of emigrants giving surname, christian name, some maiden names, number of children, and destination, date of departure. Surnames are: Warner, Philcox, Kedwell, Neves, Ward, Barnes, Henly and Selmes. Article covers the year 1838 in the parish of Brede, Sussex, England. Article in the Sussex Family Historian Volume 11 #7 September 1995, pg 260[68]
  2. The Saxbys of Catsfield by Michael Saxby. John Saxby married Elizabeth Row 18 July Catsfield. They had at least six children. A historical narrative of thier descendants give surnames as: Dennis, Whiting, Filmer, Neaves, Butcher, and Amon. Article covers the years 1682 – 1884 in the parish of Catsfield, Sussex, England. Article in the Sussex Family Historian Volume 16 #8 December 2005, pgs 372-374[106]
  3. A few Fullers of Waldron and East Dean by Janet Pennington. Photographs of Mark Fuller c1922 and in 1912. Daisy Winchester c1900 and 1905; Carolina Baldy Fuller, mid 19th century; Naomi Fuller c1860 and 1882. Mark Fuller was born at Little London, Waldron c1837. Also a photo of Dr. Janet Holden Pennington. Article covers the years 1811 – 1969 in the parishes of Waldron and East Dean, Sussex, England. Article in the Sussex Family Historian Volume 19 #2 June 2010, pgs 88-93[125] (because William was born in Waldron)

Thanks!
~Kaarin (Neves) Engelmann

Welcome to the Neves Family Network Blog!

For whatever reason, I’ve been obsessed with researching the Neves family genealogy over the past few days. This happens to me occasionally. I guess it was because the results of my dad’s DNA study came back and we matched with a previously unknown relative who is also looking for Dinah’s son William’s father. Darin wrote to us excited to finally have a match–there haven’t been many in the Nieves Family DNA study.

As I was waiting to hear back from him, I cruised through various genealogy sites and stumbled across records on FamilySearch.org that indicated a Thomas Neves was William’s father. (In fact, Thomas has even had his LDS temple work done.) I got excited and started searching the internet for a reference to verify that there was really a connection. And on Ancestry.org, I came up with a census entry from 1841 that kept the excitement going.

1841 England Census showing a William Neves as the son of a Thomas Neves

1841 England Census showing a William Neves as the son of a Thomas Neves

Then I received Darin’s email, and he indicated that he’s looked into the connection before, in fact many connections. He said that he removed Thomas from his family tree because too many people were copying it without the verification to know that the connection was actually a true one. And, yes, I was reminded about what a tricky thing genealogy research is. (I subsequently found records of a William Neves born at about the right time arriving in Australia in 1838.)

Willilam Neves (born about 1814) arrives in New South Wales, Australia, on the Palmyra on 26 Sep 1838.

William Neves (born about 1814) arrives in New South Wales, Australia, on the Palmyra on 26 Sep 1838.

This actually got me more determined, though. Now I want to do loads of research to find the descendants of all of those potential fathers for William Neves and get them to submit DNA samples so that, perhaps we can move along this research that has been at the brick wall stage for so many years.

Maybe we won’t make any progress above what’s already been dones, but I’m also part of the Pace Family DNA Study, and through enough years, they were able to sort out several lines of Paces, so I’m hopeful 🙂

~Kaarin Neves Engelmann