Can we help?

I thought this postcard written in the 1870s might be of interest. Rosa is Rosa Ann Machin my great grandmother and her mother was Ann Rice. I understand Ann’s mother – my three times great grandmother – owned the cottage in the photo. Can anyone confirm this?

I wondered also if anyone can help with the query below from Lori Thoreson who is a USA based Cheesewright, descended from Rosa’s brother William who married Betsy Cheesewirght in Montezuma, Indiana after both emigrated separately from South Holland.

Lori asks – “I wonder if you happen to know much about the Quadring Parish School, have pictures, etc? One of my direct ancestors, Sarah Cheesewright was a school mistress there, perhaps between 1840-1860. Since the Quadring church, St. Margaret of Antioch, is well off the main road out in the farm fields, there is very little evidence about the school’s location. There seem to be few photos of its school-children either.”

Any help would be gratefully received.

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3 thoughts on “Can we help?

  1. Terence Carter
    September 23, 2017 at 10:17 am

    The original School house was on the main road ,opposite the old village hall.It was next to “Aderney House”. In the 50’s it was two dwellings, Tom Stanley lived in on half,and one of Holme Delight bus drivers lived in the other.Sorry I cannot remember his name.He packed up bus driving and went to drive a tractor for Dickinsons farm by the church.

  2. Lawrence Carter
    September 23, 2017 at 11:19 pm

    I’m interested in the reference to a “Primitive Harvest”. My great-great-great grandmother Jane Joyes, formerly Carter, née Bradshaw, lived with her daughter Eliza and son in law Clark Hugh, a farmer at Quadring Fen. I understand that the family was nonconformist. It would be great to know exactly where they lived.

  3. Barry Enderby
    October 9, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Mrs. Sarah Cheesewright is recorded as mistress at Quadring school in 1871 – it is not stated how long she remained there. I have no further information at this stage.

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