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Selmes Family History

Selmes Family History in Mountfield, East Sussex

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Kerrie Sheather
31 Jan 2013

Hi Caroline,
Thank you so much for finding that for me! I do have notes about a John Selmes and Elizabeth Eldridge m.1772 so they must be the ones.

i will try to find the one nam studies thing. PS I also found an Enoch Gurr married to Sarah Higgins.He was son of John Gurr and Sarah Eldridge. They got converted to Mormans and made their way from Australa to Utah. Thanks and all the best.

Kerrie from NSW
Downunder

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Caroline Lancaster
27 Jan 2013

Hello Kerrie

Thank you for contacting me via this site.
I have been unable to find a baptism for Jesse Selmes but the only Selmes couple having children at Brede at the time of his birth (c1790) was John Selmes and wife Elizabeth Eldridge who married at Brede on 29 October 1772.
John and Elizabeth had at least another 11 children besides Jesse, although several did not survive.
If you’d like to contact me via my Guild of One-Name Studies address I’ll be able to give you further info on the Selmes family. My address is selmes at one-name dot org

Best wishes
Caroline

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Kerrie Sheather
26 Jan 2013

Hi there,
I found your message! I am a descendent of Jesse Selmes and Ann Gurr who arrived in Australa in 1843 per "Rachel" Their son James Selmes and wife MAria Cook, also migrated in 1838 per "LAdy Nugent". I am trying to conncet many selmes families, Cook FAmilies, and Gurr families that all migrated to Australia in the early 1830-50's.

Can you help me trace my Jesse Selmes and Ann Gurr? He died in 1861 Picton NSW. I just found his grave. I found them on the 1841 UK census but would love to know his and her parents too! I haven't been able to trace death of Ann Selmes and son Fancis Selmes.probably a spelling thing!

All the best with your research. I have been at it for 10yrs!

Kerrie Sheather
NSW Australia

PS - My husband's family, SHEATHER, also came in 1838 on the Bounty Scheme!

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Caroline Lancaster
3 Oct 2012

Hello Scott

William Selmes (1763 -1809), laterly living at Brede, married Elizabeth Cornelius in Appledore in 1786 and they had 10 children altogether.
I've received your e-mail and have replied giving more detail.
Best wishes
Caroline

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Phil How
3 Oct 2012

Hi Don
Only just noticed that your post says you are descended from Stephen and Simon. That means you are from the same line as me. My gg grandfather was William Selmes, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Selmes. His daughter Maria Elcey Selmes was my Nan's mother.
Maria is buried just up the road from where I live now
Regards
Phil How

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Scott D
2 Oct 2012

Hi Caroline,

I'm descended from a William Selmes / Salmes from brede, Sussex, England. He married possibly an Elizabeth Cornelius from appledore Kent.

He had two daughters Harriet Selmes 1806 brede & Eliza Selmes ickleham 1803/4 both of Sussex.

Regards,
Scott

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Caroline Lancaster
13 Apr 2012

I am researching Selmes families from Sussex and all around the world, and have registered my One-Name Study with the Guild of One-Name Studies.
If you have Selmes ancestry I would be very pleased to hear from you.
You can contact me via the Guild's website or by e-mailing me at address below.
Best wishes
Caroline Lancaster
selmes at one-name dot org

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Susan Flower
18 Mar 2012

Hi Caroline
Thankyou for your promt & very welcome reply. I'll definitely contact you via email.
Regards
Susan

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Caroline Lancaster
16 Mar 2012

Hello Susan

Simon Selmes, born in 1790, son of Stephen Selmes and Esther / Hester Hubbard, died in January 1797 age 6 (just a few days before his 7th birthday)and was buried at Bodiam.
The Simon Selmes who married Ann Matson in 1802 was born c1781, the son of Simon Selmes and Sarah (Sal) Aylward.
Please feel free to get in touch with me at cdlancaster at yahoo dot com
I have a lot of Selmes family info.
Best wishes,
Caroline

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Susan Flower
16 Mar 2012

Hello everyone.
I am decended from Charles Samuel Selmes b. Rye 1814 son of Simon Selmes & Ann Matson. He arrived in Australia sometime before 1841. I have followed the family history carefully but not necessarily correctly, to Sedlescombe. I believe Simon was the son of Stephen Selmes & Hester Hubbard & would appreciate it if someone could tell me if I'm on the right path.
Many thanks.
Susan

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Caroline Lancaster
3 Jan 2012

Hello Phil

Happy New Year to you too!
I'm sorry but I don't have a copy of the marriage register entry, just the details from a transcript.

Best wishes
Caroline

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Phil How
1 Jan 2012

Hi Caroline. Long time no speak!
Happy New Year! I sent a message a short while ago, but don't know whether it went or not.
Good to see you're still on the case, and as usual I bow to your superior knowledge :)
Do you have a copy of Simon and Sal's marriage?
phil at howlight.co.uk

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Caroline Lancaster
31 Dec 2011

Hello Phil,

I got the details from parish records held at the East Sussex Record Office at Lewes.
Good to see that you're still researching.
Best wishes,
Caroline

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Phil How
31 Dec 2011

Where did you get the marriage from? I have been unable to find either Susanna or the marriage. My Selmeses all come from Mountfield and the immediate area over to Seddlescombe and Northiam.
Regards
Phil

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Caroline Lancaster
31 Dec 2011

Hello again Tracie,

I think Susannah Selmes is the daughter of Simon Selmes and his wife Sarah (Sal)Aylward who married at Mountfield on 7 February 1777. They married by licence and Simon was 'of Sedlescombe' at the time of marriage.
They had several children and Susannah appears to be their daughter baptised as Suky Selmes at Sedlescombe on 11 February 1779.

If you'd like to contact me direct you'll find me at cdlancaster at yahoo dot com

Best wishes
Caroline

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Caroline Lancaster
31 Dec 2011

Hello Tracie,

Susanna Selmes married William Genner at Mountfield on 20 October 1800.
I have baptisms for 3 children for them using spelling Jenner.
As for Susanna's baptism I don't have it, but will look for you.
Best wishes,
Caroline

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Phil How
30 Dec 2011

Hi,
Which Susanna are we talking about? I have 3, but husbands for none, though I have not actually researched their husbands. What was her approx date of birth? I have been in touch with several other Selmes descendants in Oz.
Regards,
Phil How

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Bo Law
30 Dec 2011

Hi, I am trying to track down some information on hte Selmes, in particular, Susannah Selmes who married William Jenner / Genner? Any information would be appreciated. :)
Tracie
NSW
Australia

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Phil How
22 Jun 2009

Hi Joe
My great grandmother was Maria Elcey Selmes bap Dec 1850 Mountfield.
I have Selmes back to Samuel c1696 and Mercy Baker, and Mercy's back to c1659.
Caroline Lancaster (also on this site) probably has even more than me. Where do you fit in?
Regards
Phil How

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Caroline Lancaster
7 May 2009

Hello Yvonne

Samuel Selmes and Elizabeth Baker are my 6xgreat grandparents. I descend from their son Stephen and his wife Hester Hubbard via their daughter Hester/Esther Selmes baptised at Whatlington 1780.

Best wishes
Caroline

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Yvonne G-Grant
19 Mar 2009

Samuel Selmes and Elizabeth Baker were my 5xgreat grandparents.Their son Simon's daughter Sabina went somehow to Somerset married John Elford their daughter Hestor married William Dunford my 3x grandparents any more info on the Selmes and Battle connection please.

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Caroline Lancaster
17 Dec 2008

Hi Joe

If you'd like to give the names of your Selmes ancestors I will try to help. I have a lot of Selmes info and happy to help if I can.

Best wishes
Caroline

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Joe Selmes
12 Dec 2008

Hi, my name is Joe Selmes, I am tracing back the selmes family tree through my father, grandfather etc. Have arrived in mountfield now need help 1770ish

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Caroline Lancaster
14 Nov 2007

Hi Donald

I replied to your message promptly but my reply has not appeared, so here it is again.

I'm descended from the family of Samuel Selmes and Elizabeth Baker via Stephen and Hester/Esther Hubbard. Their daughtet Hester/Esther is my 4 x great grandmother. She married James Pankhurst of Battle.

Kind regards
Caroline

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Caroline Lancaster
6 Nov 2007

Hello Donald

Stephen Selmes and Hester Hubbard are my 5 x great grandparents. Their daughter Hester/Esther is my 4 x great grandmother. She married James Pankhurst from Battle in 1797.

Kind regards
Caroline

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Donald Selmes
3 Nov 2007

Hi Caroline

I am descended from Selmes family in the area of your research. Specifically from Samuel Selmes (Whatlingtom, 1717) and his wife Elizabeth Baker through two of their sons Simon (who married Sal Aylward) and Stephen (who married (H)esther Hubbard). Would be interesting to compare notes.

Donald

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Caroline Lancaster
25 Aug 2007

I am researching SELMES families in East Sussex, particularly from the Mountfield, Netherfield, Battle, and Sedlescombe areas.
If you have Selmes ancestors I may be able to help you, so leave a message.

Best wishes
Caroline

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