My Early Researches

My real interest in the LINFIELDS began after my father, George Mark Linfield, died in 1953. I had met his father, also George Linfield, vary rarely, as he had remarried after his wife’s death in 1917 and lived latterly at Firle, near Lewes, whereas we lived at Henfield. My mother (neé Annie Knapp) moved to Shoreham-by-Sea in 1955 to live with my sister, and she kept me posted with West Sussex news by sending me newspapers and newspaper cuttings. Indeed, it was a newspaper cutting from the Worthing Herald in November 1963 sent to me here at Saltford, a village on the Avon half-way between Bath and Bristol where I still live, that stimulated my first researches into the LINFIELD family tree and my own links with it. Continue reading My Early Researches

Robert Lindfield of Barnards Inn

One of the many “loose ends” in the history of the Lin(d)field families is in the form of Robert Linfield, who died in London in 1685. His will is one of a large number of documents in the Whitmore Collection, a microfilm copy of which is available at the Society of Genealogists in London. (Ref. 1) Continue reading Robert Lindfield of Barnards Inn

Longshot Vol 1, No. 1

Chairman’s message
Robert Linfield of Barnards Inn, by Alan Lindfield
My Early Researches, by Eric Linfield
Lost Emigrants, by Alan Lindfield
The St. Catherine’s Index Project
Getting Started – Part 1, by Alan Lindfield
John Lindfield of West Blatchington, by Mrs. F. Rosemary Milton
Family History from old Newspapers – Part 1, by Malcolm Linfield
Book reviews, by Alan Lindfield
Of Blacksmiths and Bicycles, by Bob Gold
What’s In a Name?, by Mrs Mary Offer
Where there’s a will….

Front cover: John Lindfield, standing in the doorway of his bicycle shop in Bagshot, Surrey.  See the article by Bob Gold.

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