Hello from Canada, Doreen,
My husband is a Heater, from Sussex. His grandfather was Benjamin David Heater, born in district of St. Peter, Brighton, May 13 1861, to David Heater and Ann Yarwood, listed as a groom and a domestic, on his birth certificate. Benjamin David, married Fanny Rebecca Payne c. 1882 (husband & his sister came up with this date, in 1997, but I think it could have been around 1892). Known children born to Ben & Fanny are, Blanche 1895 - went to Austraila, pre-WWll; Ethel Fanny 1897; Dorrie Emily 1898 (son Ron, lives in Portslade); Harold David Percivil 1902 - died 1911; Benjamin 1903 (son lives in Brighton area); Cyril George 1906 (husband's father).
Buried with Benjamin, Fanny and Harold, is an Ann ROWLAND, born 1842, died 1910. After her name and the dates, on her small headstone (at the foot of the grave) it says *and her grandson*, then the info about Harold. We do not know if she was Ben's mother Ann Yarwood or Fanny's mother .. we have no more information than this.
My husband's parents were married in Steyning, in 1932. Mother-in-law was Doris Richardson. We have wedding photos of 4 family weddings, which include all immediate family, but we are not sure exactly who they all are. With all my heart, I am hoping Charlie and I are right, in assuming (no proof yet though), that he and my husband are quite likely third cousins.
Do any of the names I have mentioned, mean anything to you or any member of your family?
If need be, I can send, by email, copies of the photos. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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