Hello, this is Jan Pick. I have been researching my family tree for some years now. My father was John Alec Anderson, and I have researched his family through Derbyshire, back into Hertfordshire, (Sacombe area) to 1746/7. The name then changed to Andrews or Andrewson, and it is possible as they were gamekeepers and gardeners, that they originated out of Scotland.Surnames on his side include:-
Anderson, Else, Wilmot, Spice, Odiam, Peck, Glossop, Newlands.
My mother was a Redman, based in Bedfordshire, on her fathers side. Her mother was a Jacob/s, based on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, moving up through Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire, through Rutland and into Leicester.
Names:- Jacob/s, Horrex, Gore, Terrington, Manning, Piper, Baumber(Lincolnshire), Overton (Lincs) Woodcock (Lincs).
I have traced the Jacob line back to around 1630 in Weeting, Norfolk.
My great grandfather Jacobs married Eleanor Clarkson in 1899 in Leicester. Her father was Richard Clarkson, born in Wolverhampton in 1848/9. His father was Matthew Mark Clarkson, a private in the 30th Regiment of Foot. I know a lot about him as he had discharge papers, but his father is still a mystery. Matthew says he was born in Hackney Parish - the greaded East End of London quagmire! He had the bad judgement to marry in Ireland in 1844, Rathkeale, Limerick, so no marriage certificate to give a clue to his parentage. His wife was Elizabeth Taylor - a very common name in the 19th century! So, I'm still working on him.
Eleanor had seven brothers, all military mad.
I enjoy my family tree work and have decided to cast my net a little wider in case I can help anyone else out there, or save them some time!!