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David Blackford

David Blackford, Woodchurch, Kent

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Family Connection

29th March 2016

David Blackford:

Sorry John - great grandson!

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Family Connection

29th March 2016

David Blackford:

Just realised John - I'd already posted all that info in my initial post.

I guess you must be the grandson of either Philiop, Arthur, Stephen, Frank or Tom Chaplin.

I knew only Tom, married to Bertha who had a pub, The Blacksmiths Arms at Offham near Lewes.

Dave

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Family Connection

28th March 2016

David Blackford:

Hello John - nice surprise.

John and Esther Chaplin are my grandparents on my mothers side. My mother was Emma Chaplin and she married Reginald Blackford from Hawkhurst. We live on the Isle of Wight and my email is daveb3391@msn.com.

I don't have much history of the Chaplin side of my family but I do have a photo of Esther and also a list of their 10 children.

Dave Blackford

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Little Conghurst

6th June 2012 / Posted on Hawkhurst message board

David Blackford:

I'd need your email address to send photos. Mine is
david@blackford19.plus.com
Still can't think of a Dennis in the family
David

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Little Conghurst

5th June 2012 / Posted on Hawkhurst message board

David Blackford:

PS - My Aunt and Uncle Harold and Mabel Blackford lived at nightingale cottage up the road from Little Conghurst, by the oast houses.
David

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Little Conghurst

5th June 2012 / Posted on Hawkhurst message board

David Blackford:

I'm trying to orient myself Elizabeth.

I was a young lad in the 1940's when I used to stay with my grandparents Luke and Ellen Blackford and my 2 aunts Daisy and Edie at Little Conghurst (I'm 79 now)The house belonged to the Pipers at Conghurst farm and when I first went there they had a thunderbox toilet at the bottom of the garden, no electricity and no mains water - but later there were the mains services and a loo just oposite the front door. The oasthouses up the road were still oast houses and the barn was still a barn. I cannot think who the "Dennis" was that you met.

I have a few old photos but I don't think I can attch them to this reply. My email is
david@blackford19.plus.com
if you would like me to email them to you.

Best wishes,
David

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Holly Tree Cottage

13th November 2011

David Blackford:

I have just found an old postcard sent to my mother when she was a young girl around 1909. The address is Holly Tree Cottage Brook Lane. I've looked on Google Earth Street View but cannot find anything. Any info will be much appreciated
david@blackford19.plus.com

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Holly Tree Cottage

13th November 2011

David Blackford:

Can anyone give me a location of holly tree cottage Brook Street Woodchurch. My mother lived there as a young girl around 1900.

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Little Conghurst

17th July 2011 / Posted on Hawkhurst message board

David Blackford:

My grandparents Ellen and Luke Blackford lived at Little Conghurst - now called Conghurst cottages I believe. I have very fond memories of staying there during WW2 - and still often visit - via Google Earth street view.

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Family Connection

1st May 2011

David Blackford:

My mother was born in Woodchurch, Emma Dorothy Chaplin in 1896. She was one of 9 children. Mother was Esther, her father John and lived in a property called Brookiln.
I just wondered if I have any distant relatives living in Woodchurch. I have a photograph of my mother with her mother taken around 1898. My email david@blackford19.plus.com
PS. My mother married Reginald Blackford from Hawkhurst.

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