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    1. Re: [ANNETT] Annett Family from Newry, CO Down, Ireland
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: cnkps2011 Surnames: Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.annett/24.3/mb.ashx Message Board Post: i found your grandmother and parents on bdm records on ancestry but i cant fin eileen annett hicks and lizzie boyd annett, do you know if they married or were they are buried. In your letter from eileen does she mention anything about margaret kennedy, i am unsure if margaret was a family member or a servant. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    03/06/2012 05:02:29
    1. Re: [ANNETT] Annett Family from Newry, CO Down, Ireland
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: stokes30 Surnames: Annett, Hicks, Kennedy Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.annett/24.2.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Hello! Long lost friend of the family once removed...good to have your note, yes, I still have that letter, in my files, however I am living in Brussels, Belgium, and my files are in Oregon, USA. But I may be able to find something about it here on Ancestry.com in my tree notes. As the letter was sent to me, I will also try to remember what I can, some twenty years later...? Please tell me more about your Margaret Kennedy? Her age, either then or now? Do you know anything more about the Annett/Hicks? James [email protected] Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    03/01/2012 02:51:01
    1. Re: [ANNETT] Annett Family from Newry, CO Down, Ireland
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: cnkps2011 Surnames: annett, hicks, kennedy Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.annett/24.2/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Hi my ancestor lived at 80 elgantine avenue with eileen and mary margaret hicks (nee) annett and elizabeth boyd annett in 1939 would you know if the letter (would be great to know contents of letter) mentions margaret kennedy or if she was related or if she left and married. Thank you sharonrose Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    02/29/2012 04:48:52
    1. Re: [ANNETT] Hi there
    2. James Britten Stokes
    3. The Annett Founding Line in England Compilation by Richard John Annett (now deceased) First Generation 1. *Unknown/^1 / Annot* birth date unknown. He married an unknown person. This 'Unknown' individual who is assumed to have lived in the north of France in the region now called Bailleul represents the start of the main Annett line. Two of his three sons managed to flee to England to escape religioous persecution and the elder, Rolphe, fathered the line which survives to this day. At the present day the name 'Annett', or any of the slight variations formed by the addition of a final letter 's' or 'e' and the possible omission of either an 'n' or 't', is held by relatively few people and it is highly probable that the incidence of these various forms has not altered significantly with the passage of time. The registrations of births and deaths within the period 1839 to 1880 reveal the following forms of the name: Annet Annett Annette Annoot Annot Annott Anett Annatt Annitt Anetts Annits Annitts Annets Annetts Annetti The form most commonly recorded is 'Annetts' and its 767 appearances account for 54.98% of total entries; the second most common form is 'Annett' and its 518 entries amount to 37.1% of the total. The next most common form is 'Annets' and its mere 49 entries account for only 3.5% of entries. All the other forms of the name thus only amount to the remaining 4.42% of the 1,395 entries. The fourth most frequent form, 'Annet', was recorded 24 times whilst there were only 19 instances of 'Annette'. 'Annoot' appears just six times whilst other forms have but one or two mentions each. Telephone directories are another useful source of information on both forms of the name and its broad geographical distribution. Thus at the present day the name 'Annett' is most commonly found within the Greater London area whilst in the provinces there is a large concentration in N. Ireland; otherwise there is a random spread with pockets in several parts of the country. The communities in N.lreland are the present day representatives of a clan found almost exclusively within the parish of Kilkeen in the barony of Mourne a century and more ago. In that coastal area in the shadow of the mountains no less than one fifteenth of all the voters bore the name 'Annett'. Today its descendants are numerous in America and the Antipodes whilst there must also be a certain number on mainland Britain. On the other hand the name 'Annetts' is most usually found in southern England with a high concentration in Hampshire, Wiltshire and Berkshire. The directories also suggest that other versions of the name are currently held by very few indeed. Some versions of the name recorded in the registers of The Office of Population may certainly be attributed to error and uncertainty- as well as personal idiosyncrasy- rather than to separate and distinct forms. Thus the registration of George Frederick Annett in 1891 was made as 'Annette' simply because the information was given by a hospital nurse and not the parent. There are several cases of births being registered in two versions whilst a single family would sometimes register births in different forms. This is to be expected from a period when spelling was not quite so widely standardised with ordinary people as it is now. What is noteworthy is that despite the variations encountered in the 19th century, anomalies in registration and a variety of origins there are now virtually two forms only, 'Annett' and 'Annetts'. The standard references on the emergence of surnames in England suggest that in early medieval times, 'Annott', 'Annotson', 'Annett', 'Annette', came into use as diminutives for 'the son of Anne'. Furthermore they point to this as being a name popular on the north-east coast of England, an area, too, where the common gull was also called 'Annet'. One cannot think the latter at all relevant; however, it is in northern England that early references to the name appear most frequently; as far that is, as research at the present day shows. Thus a manorial court roll of Wakefield, Yorks, listed a Robert Anot in 1275. In 1327 a subsidy roll of Cambridge named a John Anot. One Thomas Annot was named in a manorial record of Sheffield in 1357 whilst a Yorkshire poll tax for 1379 listed Johannes Anot and an Annotson. A Thomas Annotson was named in a Pardons Roll of 1393. It is possible that a thorough search of other like contemporary material might yield more examples. In southern England the records of the Corporation of Rye show a John Anite as a witness to a grant of land in the parish of Pesemersch in 1366. But other records of medieval times have yet to be thoroughly searched: however there was not a single mention of the name in the Lay Subsidy Roll for Devon in the year 1332. Neither was there within the Wiltshire manor of Collingbourne Ducis, which place later supported a thriving family named 'Annetts'. It must be remembered though that to appear on such a subsidy roll people had to possess enough wealth or goods to be liable for assessment. Many folk lived out their lives without ever amassing enough or earning wages enough to be bothered by the tax collectors and so went unrecorded. Thus in Collingbourne Ducis the roll of 1332 named only nineteen people, each paying between 18d. and the 13s.4d. paid by Henry, Duke of Lancaster. Thus there must have been many passed over. As far as the emergence of the name in southern England is concerned it is very noticeable that when parish records become available they point to a concentration of the name in the area surrounding the Hampshire River Ann and that the 'Annetts' version eclipsed all others. An examination of printed poll tax lists for the 14th and 15th centuries, the lay subsidy of 1524/25, the ecclesiastical census of 1563 and muster rolls of around the same period for all areas where the names have an early appearance, would be a worthy and probably fruitful task. It is in the 16th century with its proliferation of written records that the name, like any other, may be found more frequently and thus family groups provisionally constructed. Mainly this is due to the injunction issued by Thomas Cromwell in 1538 for all parishes to keep a written record of the burials, baptisms and marriages that occurred within them. At first notes were made on loose sheets copied up in bulk from rough notes. Later methods, including binding the old leaves, improved accuracy and completeness so that the parish registers came to record the major events in the lives of the vast majority of the population with no distinction as to wealth or class. After the vicissitudes of time not all parishes possess a complete record dating from 1538, but most have registers that go back to that century. Even foreign nationals who entered the country and who were allowed to set up their own churches kept records, although the life span of the congregation limited these and put their eventual safety at risk. Some of the owners of the name who appear in the early years of parish records were obviously descendants of natives not previously recorded and some of their lineal descendants must be alive today. Several modern 'Annett' families, however, many of whom have had no discernible point of contact, retain a strong legend of having received their name from foreign immigrants who once sought shelter in this country. Some of these legends point to Huguenot families who fled from France at the time of the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685, an edict which had for a period guaranteed a limited freedom of worship to Protestants in that country. One particular family recalled their forbears having landed in Kent and then having farmed. for a period at Seal, near Sevenoaks in Kent. The Massacre of St. Bartholomew in 1572 was also held to be a reason for families to have fled to this country. The details may differ from family to family, and may indeed be correct, but what is certain is that several present day 'Annett' families do derive their name from a continental source. However, immigration from the continent took place in several well marked waves at various times and for various reasons; religious persecution, favourable economic opportunities in this country and even direct recruitment for specific craft skills. Large-scale immigration of foreign Protestants through religious wars and repression on the continentbegan in the reign of Edward VI (1541-15_3) and would seem to have been chiefly to London. On 24th July 1550, by Royal Charter, the king allowed the formation of a church by the refugees in Austin Friars, Broad Street, "to have their service in and for avoiding all sects of Anabaptists and the like". It is interesting that the arrival in this country of two Annot (for such is the contemporary spelling -typical of that used by Low Country immigrants) brothers in: 1555 only just pre-dates records of one other with the same surname. In 1556 a Thomas Annot married Agnes Jetter in the town of Norwich: significantly this was an area where a considerable number, of refugees from "the Low Countries had gathered, established themselves in trade and business and revitalised the local, economy, bringing wealth to newcomer and native alike. A second influx of Dutch, Walloon and Flemish people into the eastern parts of England very early in the reign of Elizabeth I (1558-1603) was the result of Spanish religious persecution in the Netherlands and thus the direct cause of the old established cloth trade entering upon a period of great prosperity. The foreign refugees, many of them very skilled workers in types of cloth new to this country, formed strong communities in the townships of Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Kent. The records of these counties are full of references to the newcomers and how their arrival brought problems as well as trade to their adopted homes. Quite large contingents of immigrants landed in Kent and settled in Canterbury, Maidstone and Sandwich; at this latter place a Royal Warrant of 1561 empowered the commonalty to permit foreign craftsmen, who were (wrote the Queen) 'very skilful', to carry on their manufacture of bays and says in the town. In Essex eleven families found their way to Colchester in 1568; within three years this number had increased to 51 Dutch families numbering 185 people. By 1573 this total had risen to 534 persons whilst by 1586 it was no less than 1,293. At the same time and from the year 1572 a few French Huguenots had found their way to the same county, though mostly to Maldon and Thorpe-le-Soken. At the latter place there existed a separate church congregation until 1732. Among the Dutch families of Colchester there were several who bore a form of the name 'Annett'. In 1590 there a general muster of men who might bear arms was held and recorded in the lists was, 'Dutchmen in North Ward mainly Baymakers and Gardeners', Jacob Annotte, James Annote," weaver; Phelype Annote, a glasser and John Anoote. A Jaoob Anoote of Saint Giles parish had to pay 8d towards the Lay Subsidy taken in the same town in 1591/98, whilst in 1599 a Jacques Annoot was named as being an elder of the Dutch church. At the Lay Subsidy of 1581 Jeames Hannott of St. Mary's parish in Norwich was also assessed to pay 8d. These records show the arrival in this country of immigrants from the Low Countries who bore a. form of the name close to one of those of the present. The spelling of the name with letter '0? as the second vowel.is typical of references from this period of the l6th century and the refugees in this eastern part of the country.. These were referred to in local records as either 'Dutch', 'Walloons' or 'Flemings' , although at times they were all embraced within the term, 'Strangers'. Once in this country the immigrants tended to keep together for mutual support and advancement; welcomed by some for their industry and talents, their residence in previously struggling communities was not always appreciated by native competitors or under-employed craftsmen. Generally the newcomers, through the virtues of hard work, business acumen and adaptability as much as a desire not to outwear their welcome, did well, both financially and in other ways, principally in the cloth industry with the new types of cloth they introduced but also in such other ways such as market gardening. At times their success excited the jealousy of established business men and workers and their activities were subjected to trade and tax restraints levied discriminatorily by local burgesses. But not all the newcomers could be described in laudatory terms; there must have been amongst them some of fewer scruples if not positive criminal tendencies. Times were then such that on the eastern seaboard of England trade of another sort was rife and engaged in at the same time as legitimate business. This trade was piracy. Seamen of all nationalities suffered considerably during the l6th century from pirates and privateers operating in the Channel and seas off the coasts of the Low Countries, France and Spain. Spanish merchants were particularly vocal in their condemnation of English seamen who switched roles from legitimate traders to barefaced robbers as opportunity afforded. The nature of the cargo mattered little and however mixed it would be transferred at sea then run into ports where there were enough merchants who asked no questions, or who were in fact the prime movers. Thomas Annet of Lowestoft was one such receiver of stolen goods whose dealings on one occasion were brought to the attention of the authorities. From the evidence given in 1561 Thomas was a man of some means although there was no indication of his nationality. However he did live in an area which supported many immigrants so it is possible that he was once numbered amongst them. Is it possible that he was that same Thomas who had married Agnes Jetter in Norwich in 1556 ? But whoever Annet's forebears it was as a result of certain Span1sh merchants compla1nlng to the Privy Counci1 in 1561 of the piracy of divers cargoes from several of their ships that one Thomas Burman, a servant of Annet's, was taken and questioned about the affair. Apparently hides and wine, red alum and linen, haberdashery and various kinds of' sail canvas had been removed from the holds of several vessels sailing through the Channel and carried off into English ports. One deposition named some of those responsible and charged Thomas Annet with receiving the stolen goods. This piracy. whilst frequently condoned by the authorities in private, brought about periodic attempts to clean up the situation both at sea and on shore. Despite the replacement of' corrupt officials in the ports and the appointment of special commissioners and the like, little impression was ever made on the practitioners, either English or Continental. This case would seem to have failed to bring anyone to justice in spite of the fact that Thomas Burman told all. He gave a long and convincingly detailed story of events at Lowestoft, in the process incriminating his master Thomas Annet beyond any doubt at all. Burman spoke of the goods being landed, of their collection at dead of night, of their delivery to a house of his master, of how the latter paid, of the involvement of his master's son-in-law and also how his master tried to ensure his, Burman's, silence by bribery and by proposing to send him out of the country. The Spanish merchants described Thomas as 'a very substantial rich man' and it seems likely from the absence of further records in the State Papers that he escaped any great penalty for his crimes. An investigation into the records of Lowestoft might yield more information about him, his house, family and business. Whilst the parish registers are extant from 1561 there might also be other types of borough and parish records wherein Thomas might figure. Just a few years after the exploits of Thomas, England received its third and greatest wave of immigrants into its eastern and southern ports and havens. They came as a result of an even greater outbreak of religious persecution instituted by the Duke of Alva shortly after his arrival in the Spanish Netherlands in 1567. Many Protestants fled the Low Countries despite attempts by the Spaniards to close the continental channel ports. Once in England these people helped swell communities established some years before in such towns as Canterbury, Norwich, Sandwich, Colchester, Maidstone and Southampton. If they brought little immediate wealth yet they brought their skills and expertise in all manner of trades and business; manufacturers of woollen goods, linen and silk, weavers, dyers, cloth-pressers, silk-throwsters and many others filled and began a revival of previously decaying English towns. It is from this period of immigration that holders of the family name begin to figure more frequently in parish registers. This is most noticeable in the main immigration areas nearest the continent, whilst the name is most commonly rendered as 'Annott'. These families, no matter where their point of arrival, soon became assimilated into English society and records demonstrate the existence of family groups in different places. Boyd's Marriage Records point to a group of marriages at Saint 01ave's, Southwark, London:- 1587 Joan Annett married John Cowper 1620 Judy Annet married Nicholas Fowe 1633 Frances Annott married Richard Right 1637 Sarah Annott married William Teyler and in Faversham, Kent:- 1588 Peter Annot married Susan Keable 1593 Edward Annot married Elizabeth Webb whilst in Canterbury:- 1588 Thomas Annot married Joan Dod 1593 Jacoba Annett married James Thurston 1614 Thomas Annot married Dorothy Sims 1619 Christopher Annot married Elizabeth Yerrall 1620 Ann Annet married Thomas Askew 1620 Margaret Annet married George Sweeting 1622 Priscilla Annet married Thomas Wipp 1623 Eleanor Annet married William Fox 1636 Mary Annott married Christopher Leggat 1639 Thomas Annett married Mary Luck 1642 Catherine Annott married John Gray 1643 Mary Annott married Robert Lovel1 1681 Christopher Annett married Ann Kidder 1689 Susan Annot married Edward Kidder In addition to the English registers for some of these towns there are also the records of the churches for the foreigners; those of the Walloon Church at Canterbury name Jacobe Annote in 1590 and Charles Annot in 1603. This may mean that one of the families was a French speaking one from Flanders for there were no fewer than 900 such immigrants in the city by 1645 and 500 at Sandwich. Certainly there must have been several families of the name in Canterbury at the turn of the century, for the registers of the English churches of St. George, St. Andrew and St. Mary Bredin record family events which strongly suggest certain groupings, or tables of descent. The registers of the two latter parishes have yet to be searched systematically whilst those of the other thirteen have also yet to be seen. At least the families found in the registers of St. George were of some small consequence in the city and one, at least, seems to have had an interesting career. This was Charles Annott, a surgeon: admitted as a freeman of the city through purchase in 1599, a status then conferred on his two sons-in-law who were of the same profession, his life is commemorated by a monument on the walls of the church of St. Andrew. All that is left is a partial inscription, "Caroli Annott 1632 Englishe Fleete ...88 Spanish Fleete", set above a pictorial representation of two battle fleets. One is left to conjecture at the part that the Spanish Armada played in Charles' life; obviously it was a major event that it should be so shown on his monument. Whether it was the same Charles who put his signature 'Charles Annoott' in the records of the parish of St. George, where he appears. to have been a churchwarden, is another point for elucidation. But the immigrants of the south and east are not the only name-holders whose appearance and antecedents are difficult to determine after the passage of centuries for there are other instances in areas far from the coasts. By the year 1559, for instance, the name had become attached to a small piece of land in Surrey: in that year Elizabeth Copley of Carshalton died. .Her lands and holdings were listed in an inquisition port mortem and amongst ten acres of meadow in Carshalton and Wallington, a small parcel, a meadow, was known as 'Annot Lande'. It is more than likely that the land received its name from that of a man with whom it was once particularly associated, but was he of a native family or an early immigrant as the typical Dutch spelling might suggest? . In 1594, John Charge of Wavenden, Bucks, died and left a bequest of 10s. to be used in the repair of 'Annot Lane'. Thus it is very probable that there was a family connected with the county well before these marriage registrations, the only records so far examined:- . 1633 Wiilliam Annot married Joan Right at Hughenden 1662 William Annot married Margaret Partridge at Beaconsfield 1679 Elizabeth Annutt married Joseph Murrin at Hughenden 1688 William Annutt married Mary Weatherhead at Little Miissenden. The earlier connection is further suggested by the fact that in the parish of Langley Marish the name 'Annette' was in use as a place name by the middle of the 17th century. At the same time the name was being used in a similar capacity in an area even further from the south and east coasts; in Feckenham, Worcestershire, 'Annett's Place was named in some Chancery proceedings. It is, however, when one moves on to the heart-lands of old Wessex that the name-holders are found in even greater numbers, albeit with the vast majority of cases showing the form 'Annetts', the final 's' not being found in the immigrant areas. In 1545, some years earlier than the first wave of immigrants and far from any port or haven, William Annettes paid 10s. tax at Burton and Eston in the Hundred of Potterne and Cannynges, Wiltshire. In 1562, John Annattes, of Bysshoppes Cannynges, Wilts, paid a fine of 3d. to the Guild Steward of the Borough of Calne; twelve years later a John Annattes married Maria Kite at Weyhill in Hampshire. Thus appeared in Wessex versions of that form of the name destined to be most .common in modern times. Just fourteen miles away from the homes of William and John another William Annates died at Collingbourne Ducis, Wilts, in1631, whilst a John Annets died at Marten, five miles away, in 1631/32. The earlier dates would seem to indicate that here were no immigrants but native families with roots going back to earlier times. An investigation of the registers of Collingbourne Ducis and its close neighbour, Collingbourne Kingston, both of which are extant from1653, revealed the members of successive generations ofWilliam's family and linked them firmly with their descendants of today. Most still spell their name as 'Annetts' but just a few have unaccountably dropped that final 's' in the last two or three generations only. Both William and John were described as 'husbandman' in the inventories of their belongings made in consequence of their each making a will. William's belongings totalled £36; one of the appraisors of his goods being an Edward Annats, undoubtedly a close relative. John was in rather better circumstances for his inventory, which listed goods, chattels, crops and animals valued all at £60. others of the name were in different trades and callings; John Anniott was an alehouse keeper at Odestoke, Wilts in 1620, in which year he subscribed to the' Wilts Lenten Recognisances'; at Hook, Hampshire, in 1636, Thomas Annotts, a brickmaker, and his wife Ann had their daughter Mary baptised. A few years before, in 1621, William and Elizabeth Annits were living within the parish of Odiham, Hants. But there were also some within this part of Wessex who also spelt their name without the final 'Ss'; at Salisbury, in 1619, Robert Annott of Wilton married Edith Mortimore. This is the earliest mention yet found in registers of the area, but it was.not the last, for later in the century there came :- 1663 Edith Annat married Thomas Banks, 1664 Edward Annett married Joan Wotton, 1674 , Mary Annat married, William Wite, 1679 Mary Annats married Robert Horn, both of Ludgershall, I680 Thomas Annits married Sarah Wheeler, all of whom were married in Salisbury. Again the registers of the town need to be completely checked in order to reconstruct some of the families who then lived there. Further south, on the way to Southampton, an Amy Annett died at Wellow in 1640; she left a son, Robert and daughter, Amy. Robert and his wife, Avis, continued to live in Wellow and for many years before his death in 1675 he was a churchwarden. Further north in the same county, Mary Annetts died in Kimpton in the year 1680; she left five sons and a daughter as well as two grandchildren. At Burghclere, nearer Newbury, a Mary Annett died in 1673. Throughout the first three-quarters of the 17th. century the family name was being spread and carried on, both by native English lines as well as by continental immigrants who entered the country at various times after 1550. By the early years of the reign of James I, immigration slowed to a trickle for conditions on the continent had changed: in France a degree of toleration had been won by the Protestants through the terms of the Edict of Nantes in 1598. The Dutch began to reap the rewards of independence from Spain after 1609, when a twelve years truce was signed at Antwerp. These happier times lasted until Louis XIV revoked the Edict of Nantes in 1685, thus bringing to an end the freedom from religious persecution which the Protestants had then enjoyed for nearly ninety years. But up to that time the first immigrants took root in their new homeland, either striking out and quickly becoming absorbed into English society, or entrenching themselves for a while into well knit refugee communities whichendeavoured to retain the habits and practices of past days. Some of these immigrant families are recorded in the records of the congregations of the foreign churches; thus before 1685 French churches existed in quite a number of English towns; Canterbury, Canvey Island, Colchester, Dover, Faversham, Glastonbury, Ipswich, Maidstone, Norwich, Rye, Sandtoft, Sandwich, Sou.thampton, Stamford, Thetford, Thorne Abbey, Whittlesea, Winchester and Yarmouth. The registers of the 'Walloon' or 'Strangers' Church, Canterbury (previously noted for early references to 'Annot's') record several versions of the name. In 1638 they note a Nicholas Hannet and Pieronne, his wife; then in 1691, the then late Samuel Hannot is referred to as a native of Guienne, in the pays Conquis of France. Other references show that Jeanne Hannot, daughter of Samuel, was looked on as a native of Canterbury; however, she married another Frenchman, Jean Delmaire, a native of Picardy. In Colchester, the registers of the Dutch church refer to a family named Annoot, for there on September 20th. I660, Maria, daughter of Jacob and Maeyken Annoot, was baptised. Some years later, in I694, John and Susan Annett registered the baptism of their son, John, in the Quaker Church of that same town. In 1673 two different members of the Clockmakers Company in London took an apprentice each; one of these was a Nicholas Annat, the other a Charles Annott. In the far Westcountry Richard Annett was contracted by the Navy in I693 to build ropehouses, store-houses and thirteen officers' residences at the royal dockyard lately constructed at Point Froward, Plymouth. But by that year there had been another wave of immigrants from France, occasioned by renewed religious persecution of the adherents of the Reformed Church. Many of these French people, Huguenots, left for England; a great number far outdistanced their Catholic fellow citizens in commerce, marine adventure, industry and technical skills and this knowledge, this energy, they brought to the more congenial soil of England or even the New World. With these refugees came more bearing versions of the family name, frequently now with an initial aspirate; however, as this was not sounded in French the result was close to versions already in vogue. In the provinces further French churches came into being in such places as Barnstaple, Bideford, Bristol, Chelsea, Dartmouth, Exeter, Greenwich, Hammersmith, Plymouth, Stoneham and Thorpe. In London, the most popular settling place, there were no fewer than sixteen Huguenot churches in and around the area of Spitalfields and a seventeenth in Wapping. This is not a surprising number when one remembers that the church was central to their existence and the very reason for their arrival. Estimates as to how many Huguenots came to England vary from between forty to one hundred thousand: they entered the country in three main waves, the first in.I68I-82, the second, and largest, between 1686-88 and the third between 1698-1700. They met with a great deal of warmth and sympathy, both royal and public, and were soon prospering as cutlers, watchmakers, instrument makers, jewellers, opticians, locksmiths, hatters, glovers, goldsmiths, silversmiths, surgeons, tailors, all kinds of luxury trades but -above all -in every branch of the silk industry. The main settlement area for the refugees was Spitalfields, London, for there the silk industry had been established for fifty years. The more prosperous built elegant homes in Spital Square but the working class crowded into long rows of houses in cramped narrow streets which were quickly run up to house them, thus covering the fields and gardens the area that had been there before. It is probable that there were over fifteen thousand in this neighbourhood; certainly they soon spread into nearby Bethnal Green, However, this very act, though it helped many to continue to live in a fairly compact colony, made it difficult for them to remain distinct from their English neighbours and thus their way of life soon began to change. Even in Spitalfields there was a great variety of occupation amongst the newcomers. Church entries from 1689 to 1716 enumerate 59 trades within 679 persons: no less than 53 were connected with the sea; this is not surprising when many of the immigrants came from the coasts of Normandy, the shores of Brittany and the Bay of Biscay. Still others gravitated to the west- end of London and they were those in the more skilled luxury trades and professions. Many were shopkeepers selling the very goods they made; others attended to the needs of the residential population, some engaged in 'personal service', a number held military rank; very few were connected in any way with textiles. One group settled in Wandsworth where they established many important industries that brought much prosperity to the town. It was in gratitude that a memorial to the exiles was erected in the small burial ground of Mount Nod. A small Huguenot settlement developed in the village of Sunbury by 1703 and by 1709 twenty- four of the parishioners assessed to pay poor relief were French. Their names recur in local records at least until 1748, though possibly some remain until the19th. century. French Street, Sunbury, remains to remind one of the colony's existence. Examples of the French form of the family name may be found in several of the registers of the London Huguenot churches: in the registers of Crispin Street, for example, are recorded the baptisms of the four children of M. Pierre and Marie Hannat, of Grey Eagles Street, Stepney, all between the years 1700 and 1709. The baptisms of the eight children of Paul Hanet, or Annet, and his wife, Marie Francoise, were recorded at the French Church, West Street. Pierre Hanet was a witness to the marriage of Paul Hanet of Paris and Francoise Hyard at the French Church of the Tabernacle in 1699. .In the years that followed their children were baptised at the French Church of the Savoy and the spelling of the surname varied each time between 'Anet', 'Annet', 'Hanet"and 'Hanette'. This Paul was almost certainly the son of Catherine Hanet a refugee widow from Paris who was accepted in to the Church of the Savoy in 1686; at that date she was 48 years of age and Paul, then aged nine, was the youngest of her three children. The children of Etienne Hanet and his wife Elizabeth were baptised at the French Church of Hungerford Market; Etienne in 1720 and Gabriel in 1722. In the Church of Threadneedle Street other 'Anet's' of Paris were married, whilst Magdeleine Hanet who married a Guillaume Benoist had her children baptised at the French Church in. Rider Court. A David Hanot was a witness to a baptism at the church of 'La Patente', Spitalfields, while several other families, 'Hanote' or 'Hanotte' are recorded at the French Church in Thorney, Cambridgeshire, between 1682 and 1727. A record of interest in view of the later distribution of the name in Ireland is in the register of the church of St. Patrick and St. Mary, Dublin, where Marguerite Hannat was godmother to Ester Pineau at her baptism in 1711. At least two of the Huguenot refugees went to the trouble and expense of being naturalised by Royal Letters Patent; they were Peter Annaut in 1682 and John Hanet in 1686. Like the latter, the great majority of those recorded in the various Huguenot registers bore the name with an initial aspirate. As this was not sounded it would have been pronounced little differently from other versions; French records show that it was frequently written without the initial 'h' and a few years in England at a period when spelling was still inconsistent would no doubt have accelerated the change in form. The aspirated form did appear at least once in England well before the Huguenot immigration, however; this was in Plymouth in 1606 when a John Hannet was regularly employed by the borough as a mason on the rebuilding of the Guildhall and Shambles. All kinds of records, public and private, chronicle the advent of the Huguenots and chart their path towards integration into English society; a society that at the time of their arrival was in many ways well behind that which they had renounced in France. Their coming and stay did much to reverse this situation for they had a great deal to offer the social, professional and business life of the country. Catherine'Hanet, the Parisian refugee of 1686, was the widow of a clockmaker and in this country the firm of Hanet became famous in this field. John and George Hanet registered as clockmakers in Westminster in 1765 and in Newport Street in 1770 and 1775. In 1765 Jean Hanet was Director of the French Hospital, La Providenoe, in London. In the very early years of the century, 1705, Paul Hanet was in business as a goldsmith; his marks were entered with the Goldsmith's Company in 1715, 1717 and 1721. From Spitalfields, weavers, both masters and men, spread into Bethnal Green; Soho became a stronghold ofthe immigrants who made large. contribution to that foreign flavour the area retains to the present day; Wandsworth also owed them much as did many other areas of the capital. It was .in the 18th. century that the famous deistical writer, Pieter Annet, lived; born, supposedly in Liverpool, in 1693, he was a challenging and provocative personality who was eventually to be imprisoned for his writings. Despite his fame, or notoriety, his origins are unknown and even his new system of shorthand rates only a note as a step on the way to the now almost universal 'Pitman's'. Throughout his lifetime the rate of intermarriage between the Huguenots and their English hosts and neighbours accelerated and absorption into English life completed. English names were adopted; Abraham de la Neuve Maison became Abraham Newhouse; Pellegrins became Pilgrims and Dubois became Wood; Hanet most probably became Annett. And thus this last wave of continentals provided a fresh source for the name in this country whilst their other versions remained in the civil and church records of their original homes. One such centre for followers of the 'Religion Pretendue Reformee' was Guisnes in north eastern France. Once the scene of the 'Field of the Cloth of Gold', there freedom of worship had been permitted, a Temple established and registers kept. These are now held in the Griffe Civil at Boulogne-sur-mer. Between the years 1668 and 1685 the names Hanotte, Hannot, Hannotte, etc., are recorded and several of the families may be traced to England. As northern France and the Low Countries were the areas of origin of so many continental holders of the family name between 1550 and 1685 it might be assumed that here indeed were the homelands that bred them all. After all, in Normandy, just 40 miles west of Paris, lies Anet with its chateau built by Philibert de L'Orme between 1547 and 1552 for Diane de Poitiers, mistress of Henry II. The building, largely destroyed during the French Revolution, is recognised as that most influential architect's masterpiece and a source of inspiration for many later builders and buildings. Its frontispiece was removed to Paris to grace the 'Ecole des Beaux-Arts' whilst the 'Diana of Anet' went to the Louvre. The present owners of the chateau, M. et Mme. de Yturbe, aver that the town and chateau took their name from the Latin 'alnetum'; ie. the place where trees known as 'aulne' grow. Some of these trees still do grow in the park to this day. From 'alnetum' the name changed to 'Ennet', then in the 16th century to 'Annet' and then 'Anet'. Then to the east of Paris there is Annette-sur-Marne, whilst south-east of Digne, in .Provence, there is Annot. The late Stephen Frederick Annett conducted a particular investigation into these possibilities as his correspondence shows, but concluded that none of them bestowed their name upon the family. Members of the family descended from Rolphe of Northumberland returned in the 19th century to the Montelimar region of France to live and work; some are still resident in Aix-en-Provence to this day. This family was quite sure that there were none others of the name in Provence. This same branch of the family did, however, retain and firmly believe in the tradition that they once belonged to Lombardy, where they were silk weavers, of leaving that area for Lyons, another silk centre and remaining there before once again moving on to the journeys that were to take them to England. Furthermore they believed that in Italy the name had been 'Annetti', and this could quite possibly be true. When the Duchy of Milan, which included the plain of Lombardy, was overrun by Spain in the early l6th century, its inhabitants were at once subjected to the harsh offices of the Inquisition. Many of the numerous resident Protestant families then fled Lombardy for France in order to escape the persecutions and confiscation's ordered by Cardinal Caraffa, who was determined to root out and destroy all heretics regardless of their skills or standing. France, until later events were to fill this country too with the discord of religious strife, was a haven for these Italian families. Naturally they went not only to places where they would be free to worship but also to where they would best be able to practise their trade, business or profession. Silk weavers went to Lyons and helped the industry attain .the high standards for which it became famous. Unfortunately many of that city's records and archive materials were lost during the revolution: this prevented the modern family from finding any trace of its earlier antecedents. This explanation of the origin of his own 'Annett' family fully satisfied Stephen Frederick Annett although it was one of his great disappointments that cost, then the war of 1939-1945, prevented him from obtaining from 'Araldica' of Rome a genealogical reconstruction of the 'Annetti' which might prove his theses. However, a study of the correspondence leads this member of the Annett's to believe that the Italians were offering an heraldic device rather than a family tree. This correspondence also makes clear the extent of Stephen's investigations and the number of clues he tried to follow up. One such led him to write to several authorities of the day regarding Anet Island in the Scillies. Upon being told of this small isle he perforce followed it up only to find that there seemed to be no family connection with it. That the name was fixed at quite an early date is shown from the fact that in 1301 the lord of the isle of Anet was fined for taking a wreck belonging to the crown. Stephen also wrote to holders of the name in Scotland, Ireland and several families in America, both Canada and the U.S.A. One of these families, the Annett's of Gaspé, were particularly anxious to discover more of their ancestor William Edward Annett who settled in Gaspé in the l8th century and whom tradition had as emanating from Wessex. Research by Kenneth H. Annett established a very full family tree from William Edward right down to the present day. However, a firm link with the Annett family descended from Rolphe of Northumberland was not to be made until after Kenneth's early work had been published in an interesting family chronicle. Stephen Annett's work has been continued, not only on the family of Rolphe where he concentrated but on other families both Annett and Annetts. Much credit for work on the latter families is due to A.T.Neal and R.Annett, for their combined work has done much to bring together details on the major family groups descended from those Annetts of Wessex noted earlier. In the new millennium new workers in all parts of the world are continuing the work of these pioneers in the study of the Annett and Annetts families. The collection of all available data from the Office of Population when collated with such 19th century records as Census Returns, Wills and parish registers has enabled some family groups. to be reconstituted, particularly when the first named records give more details with regards to ages and names of marriage partners. Nevertheless, at this distance in time from the emergence of surnames and the wish of most immigrants to adopt the customs and names of. their new land as soon as possible one can only say that the families of today must descend from a variety of sources but persistence and determination, together with a measure of luck, will in most cases allow a family to trace its descent at least back to the beginning of the 19th century and with good fortune much earlier It is to be hoped that the success of Stephen Frederick Annett with his own line might spur others to attempt the same for when he began work in the early 1930?s all he had to start with was the knowledge of a comparatively small collection of people bearing his name. Many of these he came to link in a tree which illuminates the lives of individual members down through the years and helps the family members of today appreciate the world from whence they have come. *Unknown* *Annot* had the following children: + 2 i. *Rolphe*/^2 / *Annot*. 3 ii. *Rowland* *Annot*. He petitioned the court to become a citizen in London, 4 Mar 1562. Rowland was recorded as being domiciled in Ratcliffe in the, London parish of Stepney on 14th May 1559. This part of the city was then a teeming and congested area without the walls where many foreign nationals lived. Rowland was named as a 'Subject of the King of Spain', an allegiance owed through birth in a Spanish dominion or conquered country: this he changed when on 4th March 1562 and on payment of a fine of 16s -to the Keeper of the Great Seal, he became naturalised. This in itself proves residence in the country since 1555 for in order to obtain papers of naturalisation proof had to be given of seven years continuous stay in this country. One last mention in the records of the day sheds a tiny ray of light upon this Rowland; on June 22nd 1563, he was recorded as being a regular member of the German church in London, a weaver by trade and having no children. Thus he was a Lutheran, probably one of those refugees from the Low Countries who were to make such a great contribution to the prosperity of the English cloth industry throughout the reign of Elizabeth. 4 iii. *Peter* *Annot*1 <http://annett.ca/?page_id=103#_edn1> *Peter* died 1561. The third brother, Peter, was not so fortunate. His flight to England was ended at Dunkirk where he was arrested in possession of proscribed printed material; "many books concerning the new reformed religion (of Calvin,"heretic"), like bibles and forbidden catechisms". In April 1561 he was put in the jailhouse, judged, held up to public indignation in front of the Town Hall, burnt alive then hanged to a post as a warning to others. It is interesting that the Annett coat of arms (described in Burke but for which there is no specific grant in this country) has three hearts emblazoned upon it. A Translation of the Trial and Sentence of Pieter Annoot, Transcribed By E De Coussemayer in 'Troubles Religieux Du 16me Siècle Dans La Flandre Maritime. [Four Volumes, Bruges, 1876; Vol.IV, pp. 354-355] You, Pieter Annoot, born in Belle (1), and you, Daniel Gallant, born in Steenwerk (2), both subjects of the king, our formidable and sovereign lord (3), having in mind to sail to England from this town (4) last November, and having been stopped and spoken to by the king's bailiff, were found to have. in your possession notorious forbidden reformed books and writings, which are prohibited by his Majesty's placards (or proclamations) to be carried on you because of their heretic contents, namely you, Pieter Annoot, the new testament entitled 'The new testament translated from Greek into French' , without his Majesty's permission, with letters and annotations by John Calvin, notorious heretic; furthermore a certain catechism and other documents were found with. it, all full of bad teachings; furthermore, an evil and detestable written document entitled 'Brief Confession of Faith to demonstrate the accord and unity concerning the doctrine of the churches dispersed in the kingdom of France', which is full of heretic and reformed teachings. And you, Daniel Gallant, were found to be carrying on you a new testament printed by Steven Mirmans printed in the year XIV (5), clearly forbidden by the placards, and another book entitled 'The little catechism of the Dutch community in London', written by Martin Micron (6), and which is now spread here and over there. And inside the little book was bound a short enquiry about, those who joined -or who have travelled to the Dutch community in London, also without permission. But what is much worse, both having been questioned and examined, first by the legal authorities and thereafter by the inquisitor of our holy christian faith, assisted by certain learned persons, and since then by other clerical persons very knowledgeable in theology, you both have been found and remained true heretics fallen from our old catholic faith and our mother the holy church; notwithstanding the feigned simulated and false external conversion by you, Pieter Annoot, showing penance for a long time, going to confession and receiving the dignified holy sacrament at the altar, thus deceiving the justices and His Majesty, as you both now well demonstrate by sustaining and pertinently persisting that there are only two sacraments, which for you both is a gross error, and furthermore, you are rejecting the goood institutions and traditions of our mother the holy: apostolic and Roman catholic church, by both parties conspiring to cut yourselves away (or to detach) from the church and also perturbing our holy religion and common welfare. Those things cannot be tolerated without public punishment in accordance with the placards of His Majesty. Therefore, in conformity with the law, you, Pieter and Daniel aforesaid are both ordered and rightly condemned to be taken to the park in front of the Town Hall and there both to be tied to a stake and to be brought to death by removal of your lives by fire, and thereafter both your bodies to be taken outside the town to the justices and there to be hanged on a post, as an example for others, and declaring all your goods to be confiscated for the profit of the King. Acted on the presence of the Council before the tribunal of 4 magistrates, the 18th April after Easter (at Dunkirk). Notes: 1. Belle: now Bailleul in Northern France, but part of Flemish Westkwartier in the 16th century. Only a few miles away from Ypres. 2. Steenwerk: also in the Flemish Westkwartier, not far from Belle and Ypres. 3. meant, King Philip II of Spain. 4. This town: Dunkirk. 5. meant the year 1514 6. Martin Micron was minister of the Dutch Refugee Church in London Second Generation 2. *Rolphe/^2 / Annot* (*Unknown*/^1 /) birth date unknown. He married an unknown person. The year 1555 saw the arrival at Druridge Bay, Northumberland, of Rolphe Annot, one of three brothers, the others being Rowland and Peter. Rolphe became the progenitor of a family that has come through to modern times with representatives in many parts of the world. *Rolphe* *Annot* had the following children: + 5 i. *Hugo*/^3 / *Annot*. 6 ii. *Rudolf* *Annot*. He was christened 4 Mar 1577. Third Generation 5. *Hugo/^3 / Annot* (*Rolphe*/^2 /, *Unknown*/^1 /) birth date unknown. *Hugo* died 1638. He married an unknown person. He was christened in Druridge, 20 Jan 1575. Historical events during the life of *Hugo* *Annot*: /Titian died in Venice on August 27, 1576/; /Jonas Bronck becomes 1st settler in the Bronx on August 9, 1638/. *Hugo* *Annot* had the following children: + 7 i. *Edward*/^4 / *Annat*. 8 ii. *Ralph* *Annat*. He married *Ann* *Marre* in Woodhorn, Northumberland, 8 Apr 1626. He was christened in Croswell, Northumberland, 1603. 9 iii. *William* *Annat*. *William* died 1666. He married an unknown person. He was christened 15 May 1605. //Fourth Generation 7. *Edward/^4 / Annat* (*Hugo*/^3 / *Annot*, *Rolphe*/^2 /, *Unknown*/^1 /) birth date unknown. He married an unknown person. He was christened in Chibburn, Northumberland, 7 Oct 1600. # Historical events during the life of *Edward* *Annat*: /Battle of Sekigahara, which established the Tokugawa clan as rulers of Japan (SHOGUN) until 1865 (basis of Clavell's novel) on October 20, 1600/. *Edward* *Annat* had the following children: + 10 i. *Ralph*/^5 / *Annat*. 11 ii. *Jane* *Annat*. Her body was interred 8 May 1711. She was christened 21 Aug 1638. Fifth Generation 10. *Ralph/^5 / Annat* (*Edward*/^4 /, *Hugo*/^3 / *Annot*, *Rolphe*/^2 /, *Unknown*/^1 /) birth date unknown. His body was interred 22 May 1709 in Chibburn. He married an unknown person. He was christened 30 Jun 1635. Historical events during the life of *Ralph* *Annat*: /Massachusetts banished Roger Williams for preaching the separation of church and state on October 9, 1635/; /birth of Samuel Johnson, Boswell's tour guide on September 18, 1709/. *Ralph* *Annat* had the following children: + 12 i. *John*/^6 / *Annet*. 13 ii. *Sarah* *Annat*. She married *Edward* *Smart* 1718. She was christened 12 Jun 1672. 14 iii. *Thomas* *Annett*. His body was interred 19 Dec 1724. He married *Mary*. Her body was interred 4 Aug 1708. He was christened 4 Sep 1673. 15 iv. *Elizabeth* *Annat*. She was christened 12 Jan 1679. Sixth Generation 12. *John/^6 / Annet* (*Ralph*/^5 / *Annat*, *Edward*/^4 /, *Hugo*/^3 / *Annot*, *Rolphe*/^2 /, *Unknown*/^1 /) birth date unknown. His body was interred 19 Sep 1728. He married an unknown person. He was christened 3 Mar 1670. Also spelling Annat. Historical events during the life of *John* *Annet*: /1st American Indian became an ordained Christian preacher on August 22, 1670/; /birth of Captain James Cook, discovered the Sandwich Islands on October 27, 1728/. *John* *Annet* had the following children: + 16 i. *Edward*/^7 / *Annett*. 17 ii. *Jacob* *Annett*. His body was interred 18 Feb 1777. He was christened in Chibburn, 30 Oct 1712. 18 iii. *John* *Annat*. He was christened in Chibburn, 23 Jan 1721. Seventh Generation 16. *Edward/^7 / Annett* (*John*/^6 / *Annet*, *Ralph*/^5 / *Annat*, *Edward*/^4 /, *Hugo*/^3 / *Annot*, *Rolphe*/^2 /, *Unknown*/^1 /) birth date unknown. He married an unknown person 1740. He resides. He was christened in Chibburn, N'Land, 23 Jan 1706. Historical events during the life of *Edward* *Annett*: /birth of Leonhard Euler, mathematician on April 15, 1707/; /birth of James Boswell, Samuel Johnson's biographer on October 29, 1740/. *Edward* *Annett* had the following children: + 19 i. *Edward*/^8 / *Annett*. 20 ii. *Sarah* *Annett*. *Sarah* died 1812. She married *Christopher* *Smart*. She was christened 1750. Eighth Generation 19. *Edward/^8 / Annett* (*Edward*/^7 /, *John*/^6 / *Annet*, *Ralph*/^5 / *Annat*, *Edward*/^4 /, *Hugo*/^3 / *Annot*, *Rolphe*/^2 /, *Unknown*/^1 /) birth date unknown. *Edward* died 1804. His body was interred 20 Nov 1804. He married *Anne* *Eldridge* 18 September 1762. *Anne* was born 1745. *Anne* died 7 Jan 1830 in Sunbury, Middlesex, at 84 years of age. At 27 years of age *Anne* became the mother of *Thomas* *Annett* 21 Nov 1772. At 28 years of age *Anne* became the mother of *James* *Annett* 16 Feb 1774. At 34 years of age *Anne* became the mother of *Naomi* *Annett* 24 Mar 1780. At 36 years of age *Anne* became the mother of *Thomas* *Annett* 15 December 1781. He was christened 1741. *Edward* became the father of *Thomas* *Annett* 21 Nov 1772. *Edward* became the father of *James* *Annett* 16 Feb 1774. *Edward* became the father of *Naomi* *Annett* 24 Mar 1780. *Edward* became the father of *Thomas* *Annett* 15 December 1781. Historical events during the life of *Edward* *Annett*: /Alaska discovered on August 20, 1741/; /Treaty of Hubertusberg ends the Seven Years' War on February 15, 1763/; /birth of William Henry Harrison, 9th President (March 4-April 4, 1841) on February 9, 1773/; /Ann Lee and 8 Shakers set sail for NY -- they will become the 1st conscientious objectives and are jailed during the war in 1776 on May 15, 1774/; /Benedict Arnold decides to "sell to his honor for a pot of gold" on August 30, 1780/; /birth of Daniel Webster, early American orator and politician on January 18, 1782/; /birth of George Sand, poet on July 1, 1804/; /birth of Franklin Pierce, 14th President (1853-1857) on November 23, 1804/. *Edward* *Annett* and *Anne* *Eldridge* had the following children: 21 i. *Edward*/^9 / *Annett*. *Edward* died 13 Feb 1820. He married *Elizabeth* *Parsons* in St.George's, Hanover Sq., London, 1786. *Elizabeth* died 3 Mar 1817. She was christened 14 Mar 1763. *Elizabeth* became the mother of *Edward* *Annett* 11 Mar 1791. *Elizabeth* became the mother of *Matilda* *Annett* 6 Oct 1798. *Elizabeth* became the mother of *Sarah* *Annett* 21 Dec 1800. *Elizabeth* became the mother of *William* *Annett* 17 Apr 1802. He was christened 30 Oct 1765. *Edward* became the father of *Edward* *Annett* 11 Mar 1791. *Edward* became the father of *Matilda* *Annett* 6 Oct 1798. *Edward* became the father of *Sarah* *Annett* 21 Dec 1800. *Edward* became the father of *William* *Annett* 17 Apr 1802. 22 ii. *Ann* *Annett*. She married *John* *Naylor* 30 Dec 1783. She was baptized 17 Oct 1763. Religion: religion unknown. 23 iii. *Thomas* *Annett* was born 21 Nov 1772. His body was interred 6 Apr 1773. He was baptized 26 Dec 1772. Religion: religion unknown. 24 iv. *James* *Annett* was born 16 Feb 1774. *James* died 12 Dec 1834 in Hampton, at 60 years of age. He married *Mary* *Cobbin* 18 Mar 1800. *Mary* was born about 1774. *Mary* died 9 Nov 1843 in Kingston, at 69 years of age. *Mary* became the mother of *James* *Annett* about 1801. *Mary* became the mother of *Edward* *Annett* about 1807. *James*'s occupation: occupation unknown in Thames Street, Hampton, London. He was baptized 21 Mar 1774. Religion: religion unknown. *James* became the father of *James* *Annett* about 1801. *James* became the father of *Edward* *Annett* about 1807. James senior and junior owned and operated a successful building company in the parish of Hampton; they were of some small standing and staunch supporters of the parish church. Upon his death in 1873 James junior left two legacies to the church: a small endowment of oe200, the income from which was to be spent on the distribution of bread to the poor, went to Sunbury church whilst he bequeathed oe700 to Hampton stipulating that the income therefom was to be spent in payments to the bellringers on condition of their ringing a peal every Sunday morning from 10:15 to 10:45. James junior had a reputation as a miser and 'character'. the story behind his bequest to Hampton is that he quarrelled with a neighbour who detested the noise of church bells and James determined to annoy him even after his death. He is also remembered as rewarding his nephew with a halfpenny to run a mile for his newspaper every morning. It is likely that the family was rather more extensive than the chart shows. Edward however could have had no family for the administration of his will was left to his brother as his only next of kin. In their will administrations each brother is described as 'Gentleman'. 25 v. *Naomi* *Annett* was born 24 Mar 1780. *Naomi* died 16 Dec 1792 at 12 years of age. She married *George* *Newton*. She was christened 15 May 1780. + 26 vi. *Thomas* *Annett* was born 15 December 1781. Ninth Generation 26. *Thomas/^9 / Annett* (*Edward*/^8 /, *Edward*/^7 /, *John*/^6 / *Annet*, *Ralph*/^5 / *Annat*, *Edward*/^4 /, *Hugo*/^3 / *Annot*, *Rolphe*/^2 /, *Unknown*/^1 /) was born 15 December 1781. *Thomas* died 27 May 1843 at 61 years of age. His body was interred 2 Jun 1843. He married *Mary Ann* *Stuart* 5 Dec 1802. *Mary* became the mother of *George Thomas* *Annett* 1804. *Mary* became the mother of *Ann* *Annett* 10 July 1807. *Mary* became the mother of *Henry* *Annett* 20 Jun 1823. He was christened 11 Jan 1782. At 22 years of age *Thomas* became the father of *George Thomas* *Annett* 1804. At 25 years of age *Thomas* became the father of *Ann* *Annett* 10 July 1807. At 41 years of age *Thomas* became the father of *Henry* *Annett* 20 Jun 1823. Recorded as a carpenter in Kelly's Directory for Middlesex of 1852. Lied at Sunbury. Historical events during the life of *Thomas* *Annett*: /birth of Daniel Webster, early American orator and politician on January 18, 1782/; /patent granted for the apple parer on February 14, 1803/; /birth of George Sand, poet on July 1, 1804/; /1st servicable steamboat, the Cleremont, goes on 1st voyage on August 7, 1807/; /1st adhesive US postage stamps went on sale on July 1, 1823/; /Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" is published on December 17, 1843/. *Thomas* *Annett* and *Mary Ann* *Stuart* had the following children: 27 i. *John Lewis*/^10 / *Annett*. *John* died Q2 1875 in Brighton. He married *Jane* *Laremore* in St.George's, Hanover Sq., London, 5 October 1835. *Jane* was born 1811. *Jane* died Q2 1866 in Kensington. *Jane* became the mother of *George Henry* *Annett* in Westminster, Q3 1846. *Jane* became the mother of *Alfred Lewis* *Annett* in Chelsea, Q3 1844. *Jane* became the mother of *William Fenn* *Annett* in Westminster, Q4 1849. At 26 years of age *Jane* became the mother of *Ann Augusta* *Annett* 24 Dec 1837. At 28 years of age *Jane* became the mother of *Lewis John* *Annett* 6 Dec 1839. At 42 years of age *Jane* became the mother of *Henry* *Annett* in Kensington, 1 Jul 1853. *John* became the father of *George Henry* *Annett* in Westminster, Q3 1846. *John* became the father of *Alfred Lewis* *Annett* in Chelsea, Q3 1844. *John* became the father of *William Fenn* *Annett* in Westminster, Q4 1849. He was christened 22 April 1810. *John* became the father of *Ann Augusta* *Annett* 24 Dec 1837. *John* became the father of *Lewis John* *Annett* 6 Dec 1839. *John* became the father of *Henry* *Annett* in Kensington, 1 Jul 1853. PO London Directory 1851 Kept Public House at 1 Gravel Lane, Southwark, Surrey. 1851 Census HO107/1480 f536 at 6 Buckingham Street, Westminster, Mdx. aged 41, retired publican. Wife Jane born Greenford, Mdx. Son Alfred born Chelsea, scholar age 6yrs. Son George age 4 born Pimlico, son William age 1 born Pimlico. 28 ii. *Edward* *Annett*. His body was interred 24 August 1847. He married *Eliza* *Bardett* in Newingon, Surrey, 16 February 1832. He was baptized 23 March 1808. Religion: religion unknown. 29 iii. *Matilda* *Annett*. She married *J* *Baxter*. She was baptized 2 July 1809. Religion: religion unknown. 30 iv. *William* *Annett*. He married *Sophia* *Chaace* in St.George's, Hanover Sq., London, 18 August 1838. He was baptized 1 December 1811. Religion: religion unknown. 31 v. *Mary Ann* *Annett*. She was baptized 25 December 1812. Religion: religion unknown. 32 vi. *James* *Annett*. His body was interred 14 December 1838. He was baptized 9 July 1815. Religion: religion unknown. 33 vii. *Eliza* *Annett*. She was baptized 19 November 1826. Religion: religion unknown. 34 viii. *Ann* *Annett*. She was baptized 18 March 1821. Religion: religion unknown. 35 ix. *Sarah* *Annett*. *Sarah* died 1842. She married *J. C* *Swail* 12 November 1837. She was baptized 7 June 1818. Religion: religion unknown. 36 x. *George Thomas* *Annett* was born 1804. *George* died 18 Oct 1868 in Windsor, London, at 64 years of age. He married *Mary* *Robinson* in Clewer, Berkshire, 13 September 1830. *Mary* was born in Winkfield, Berkshire about 1809. *Mary* died Q1 1866 in Windsor. *Mary* became the mother of *George Lewis* *Annett* c.1834. At 30 years of age *Mary* became the mother of *Lucy* *Annett* in Barrack's Lane, Windsor, 24 Aug 1839. At 32 years of age *Mary* became the mother of *Edward Joseph* *Annett* in Windsor, 7 Jan 1842. He was christened in Sunbury, Middlesex, 6 May 1804. *George* became the father of *George Lewis* *Annett* c.1834. At 35 years of age *George* became the father of *Lucy* *Annett* in Barrack's Lane, Windsor, 24 Aug 1839. At 37 years of age *George* became the father of *Edward Joseph* *Annett* in Windsor, 7 Jan 1842. 1851 Census HO107/1695 1441. Lived at Barrack Lane, Windsor. A carpenter and joiner (journeyman) aged 45 . Born Sunbury. Son George L. pupil teacher at National School aged 16yrs; born Windsor. Daughter Ann E. milliner's apprentice age 14, born Windsor. Daughter Lucy scholar age 11yrs. Son Edward scholar age 9 yrs. Both born Windsor. Extract from article by Rev.H.J.Ellison, Vicar of Windsor re George Thomas Annett (undated) copied 24.7.1934. "Shortly after his appointment at Windsor the Rev. Ellison states that he became acquainted with Mary Annett and her husband, George Thomas Annett. 'It was now that my pastoral acquaintance with him began, Sunday aftger Sunday, month after month, wet or fine, at morning and evening service, George Annett was sure to be seen in his accustomed place. A year or two passed over and Annett had renewed his baptismal covenant at the Holy Communion--coming, I believe, to that holy ordinance, if ever man did, in true repentance and faith; and it was his steadfastness, more perhaps than anything else which convinced me of the great element of strength which the church was putting away from itself in neglecting the Temperance movement.The vicar then proceeds to give an account of how George Annett suggested the formation of a Temperance association and of his work in connection with it. He continues: 'In the year 1864 a new church (All Saints) was consecratesd in the parish and I had to nominate a person to act as sacristan. Circumstances seemed to point to Annett as the fittest person for the appointment. He was one of those who had become a link in the great chain of witnesses, reachin

    02/22/2012 03:14:06
    1. Re: [ANNETT] Hi there
    2. James Britten Stokes
    3. ANNET or HANNETTE This family is certainly of foreign Protestant origin, mostly from the Low Countries and northern France, although some are from Paris. The name is also found in records at Norwich, Colchester (Essex) and at Canterbury, A very early record in Norwich states: Peter Arnoot 1567, caught and burnt by the Inquisition. The Annet of Ulster was probably from one of these colonies, who was sailing to Belfast when he was shipwrecked at Kilkeel and decide to settle there. In time there were Annets in Belfast, Derriaghy, Lisburn and County Tyrone. In 1774 Mary Annet was christened in Lisburn and in 1817 Francis Annet was christened in Derriaghy. Mary Annet married Michael Boomer. It is thought that all the Annets in Ulster can trace their ancestry from the shipwrecked Annet. On 22/02/12 19:43, Diane wrote: > Hi there, Diane list admin here. > > Is there anyone on this list that need any help with research from anybody? > > There hasn't been much going on with this list for a while! > > Hoping to hear from you soon. > > Diane list admin > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    02/22/2012 03:06:53
    1. Re: [ANNETT] Hi there
    2. James Britten Stokes
    3. *~~ The Annett Family ~~* ------------------------------------------------------------------------ The Annett family were from the vicinity of Frome, Wiltshire, England. Tradition states that the Annetts originally came from northern Italy. About the 12th or 13th century they moved into France and were called Hugoenots. They were weavers of fine cloths and lace. Because of religious persecution there, they fled to the British Isles about 1570. In the area of Wiltshire, England, they continued their weaving trade. The earliest ancestor that we will make note of here is William Annett (Born c 1765). He was married to Sarah (Ann) Dunning. They had at least 2 children: 1. Samuel Annett, who was later killed in the battle of Waterloo. 2. Capt. Robert Annett, who was born at Frome in 1781. The Annetts were of the Baptist faith, however because of the English Hardwick ACt (1753), all marriages were required to be solemized between 1754 and 1837 in the Church of England. (The exception being Quaker and Jewish families). References have been found to the Annetts being registered in the Corsley Parish church, (St. Margarets of Antioch, Corsley). Continue to the story of Capt. Robert Annett <http://www.engsoc.org/%7Etaellison/genealogy/Robert_Annett_Capt_history.htm>. On 22/02/12 19:43, Diane wrote: > Hi there, Diane list admin here. > > Is there anyone on this list that need any help with research from anybody? > > There hasn't been much going on with this list for a while! > > Hoping to hear from you soon. > > Diane list admin > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    02/22/2012 03:04:25
    1. Re: [ANNETT] Hi there
    2. James Britten Stokes
    3. Gedcom Files Family trees and charts have been developed and constructed by Norman Annett working from national registration records, census returns and other official sources including those of the Church of Latter Day Saints. More importantly there is also the knowledge gathered from many holders of the name. The details have been transferred from 'Ultimate Family Tree' into 'Gedcom' files in 'Family Tree Maker' format. These files are available for anyone to download. Their absolute accuracy as records of the families concerned cannot be vouchsafed but every effort has been put into endeavouring to make them as true a record as possible. Gedcom/Familyone.ged <http://www.annett.ca/html/Gedcom/Familyone.ged> A 1283KB file covering the family of Norman and Richard Annett from its founder, Rolphe, an immigrant from the Low Countries in the mid 16^th century, to the present day. Gedcom/titch.ged <http://www.annett.ca/html/Gedcom/titch.ged> A 617KB file detailing those of the name who were based around Titchfield, South Stoneham and Southampton. It begins with a William Ennot and has 64 names. Â Gedcom/medway.ged <http://www.annett.ca/html/Gedcom/medway.ged> A 726KB file covering those families who appear to have originated the county of Kent. It includes details on some immigrants in the early 17^th century and has 300 names. Gedcom/london.ged <http://www.annett.ca/html/Gedcom/london.ged> A 651KB file covering members of the name who were based in the capital city. It begins with a Bertram H. Annett and has 244 names. Gedcom/mortlake.ged <http://www.annett.ca/html/Gedcom/mortlake.ged> A 611KB file with details of the Annett family which originated in Hungerford and migrated to the capital changing from Annetts to Annett in the process. It begins with Jonathan and has 57 names. Gedcom/tyne.ged <http://www.annett.ca/html/Gedcom/tyne.ged> A 640 KB file with details of name holders based in the north east of England, principally around Newcastle on Tyne. It begins with a Harold Annett and has 135 names. Gedcom/mersey.ged <http://www.annett.ca/html/Gedcom/mersey.ged> A 641KB file covering families at first centred in north west England. It begins with a Remy-Andree (who was born in France) and has 136 names. Gedcom/trent.ged <http://www.annett.ca/html/Gedcom/trent.ged> A 734KB file detailing families who originated in the Midlands and Wales. It begins with a William Henry Annett and has 345 names. Gedcom/wessex.ged <http://www.annett.ca/html/Gedcom/wessex.ged> A 749KB file covering families in the southern counties of England and whose surnames are either Annett or Annetts. It begins with Daniel Annett and contains 311 records. Gedcom/latest.ged <http://www.annett.ca/html/Gedcom/latest.ged> A 601KB file recording registrations up to 1984 in all registration districts. There are 68 records. Gedcom/ireland.ged <http://www.annett.ca/html/Gedcom/ireland.ged> A 682KB file detailing an Irish family researched by a member of the family in New Zealand. It begins with a Thomas Annett and records 197 names although all the records for side branches are not available. Gedcom/Australia.ged <http://www.annett.ca/html/Gedcom/Australia.ged> A 389KB file detailing the work on the Australian descendants of an Annett from Kent in England. The file has kindly been provided by Peter Annett of Australia for whom a link to his web site is provided in Links Gedcom/gaspeeng.ged <http://www.annett.ca/html/Gedcom/gaspeeng.ged> A 592KB file. This is a new file containing details of the English family of Henry Falle Annett of the Canadian Gaspe line. After Henry's death his family returned to England and became domiciled in Suffolk. Gedcom/gaspe.ged <http://www.annett.ca/html/Gedcom/gaspe.ged> A 830KB file. This is a new file containing details of the Canadian Gaspe line. A link has been established with the English line and a combined file with gaspeeng above will be produced at the next update. Gedcom/colling.ged <http://www.annett.ca/html/Gedcom/colling.ged> A 785KB file. This is a new file containing details of the Annetts in Collingbourne Ducis and Collingbourne Kingston, England. Gedcom/winters.ged <http://www.annett.ca/html/Gedcom/winters.ged> A 837KB file. This is a new file containing details of the Annetts in Winterslow, England. The authors hope that the information contained within the files is of assistance to any member of the family who is interested in their forebears. It is worth knowing that the Annett Family of Gaspe, Canada, has been thoroughly researched and is the subject of a book by Kenneth Annett, a descendant of the Annett who came from England and settled on the new shores. This ancestor was a member of the Northumberland family descended from Rolphe, the religious refugee in the 16^th century. Also there is another book detailing the lineage of an American Annett family whose forebear was an immigrant from Frome, Somerset. On 22/02/12 19:43, Diane wrote: > Hi there, Diane list admin here. > > Is there anyone on this list that need any help with research from anybody? > > There hasn't been much going on with this list for a while! > > Hoping to hear from you soon. > > Diane list admin > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    02/22/2012 03:02:59
    1. Re: [ANNETT] Hi there
    2. James Britten Stokes
    3. Blazon Of Arms arms Arms: Ermine two bars gules in chief three hearts of the last. Crest: A boar passant sable transfixed with an arrow proper. Motto: "Suivez Raison" - Follow Reason On 22/02/12 19:43, Diane wrote: > Hi there, Diane list admin here. > > Is there anyone on this list that need any help with research from anybody? > > There hasn't been much going on with this list for a while! > > Hoping to hear from you soon. > > Diane list admin > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    02/22/2012 03:00:42
    1. Re: [ANNETT] Hi there
    2. James Britten Stokes
    3. let's discuss the Annett history from before the move to Northern Ireland - The Genealogy Of The Annett Family crest_02 SUIVEZ RAISON  Annett families are now dispersed across the globe but wherever they are to be found there are sure to be several members quietly working at the genealogy of their own particular branch. The current explosion of interest in our predecessors has been fuelled by many factors, not least the greater ease of communication in a variety of ways. When Capt. Stephen Frederick Annett began his forays into the past in the years between the two world wars and into the 1950's he had to rely on letters to the parish where he wished to have a search made, as well as making enquiries from those members of the family he already knew. His financial resources and his knowledge of and access to many types of public record were all limited. Nevertheless he amassed a great deal of information and established the fact of the Annett Family's descent from religious and economic refugees from the continent. He also showed the different ancestry of those whose family name was Annetts rather than Annett. It was clear that this other family was one native to this country and based in that area known as Wessex; in other words that area around the borders of Wiltshire, Hampshire and Berkshire. Whilst Stephen concentrated on his own family other workers have done the same on the various Annetts families. Stephen also noted the existence of Annett families in Ireland and in Scotland but never had the resources or the time to extend his enquiries to those countries even though he corresponded with several holders of the family name in America. Today there are available a multitude of records which can supply information on the family structure and lives of family members. What is more this is ever easier to access as is the work and discoveries of other workers through the medium of the world wide web. Many overseas families can trace their forebears to an ancestor who, for a variety of reasons, made the break from the U.K. to begin again in pastures new. For all who are interested this father and son team have put together this web site making available the knowledge they have garnered from Stephen and their own original work. Many Annett families have passed down to them some folk memory of being descended from immigrants even though details are conspicuously absent. Much of this lore is indeed true. England experienced much immigration from the continent; this tended to come in waves caused by conditions in their own country. Sometimes the cause was religious persecution at others an economic one. Stephen managed to trace the ancestry of one English family to one of three brothers, Rolphe Annot, who became naturalised after the requisite seven years residence and must therefore have arrived in England around 1555. He was domiciled in Northumberland and members of the family remain there still. One brother, Rowland, a weaver, was recorded as living in London and also becoming naturalised. The third brother, Peter, was arrested in Dunkirk, then a Spanish province, for possessing heretical books including the bible, and was burnt at the stake. A transcript of his trial is extant and gives all the details of his crime and punishment. Staunchly Protestant, members of the family early embraced Methodism and played prominent parts in the economic life of the northern countries and, in the 19^th century, the introduction of better cattle and horse breeding and a dairy industry. One member of this family returned to France after marriage to a Roman Catholic, and where the children from his three marriages established a French branch with links to the silk trades with China and the industry in France itself. Another migrated south and began a further branch based around the districts of Sunbury, Walton and Hampton where they practised their various trades and professions. In the middle of the 16^th century a certain Thomas Annot of Lowestoft gained notoriety and the attraction of the Elizabethan authorities through his entrepreneurial activities in the English Channel. He appears to have instigated the capturing and robbing of Spanish shipping on their lawful business, then handling the cargoes landed on the beach. On 28^th May 1561 one of Annot's servants, Robert Burman, was questioned about one such act of piracy. He testified as to what had happened and also stated that he had been offered a 'foreign holiday' by Annot to prevent his being questioned. No action seems to have been taken, despite the complaints by the Spanish merchants, for Elizabeth was on the throne and her sympathies were with her own. At the end of the 16^th century and in the early years of the 17^th century there was much immigration into the south eastern counties of England. The textile and horticultural industries were much enriched by the skills of the newcomers although their arrival also stirred up local antagonism from time to time as economic conditions experienced a reverse. Kent in particular was the destination for many and among them was a number bearing the family name. Canterbury, Seven Oaks and Seal all supported Annett families; descendants are in the area to this day whilst some were inexorably drawn by the magnet of the capital and settled in areas like Wandsworth and Battersea. Now members have traveled even further to Australia where one eventually provided hospitality to a member of another branch and was amazed to discover that his guest's father could send him his own family tree. The particular family source that branches tend to look back to is the arrival in England of refugees from France after the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes by Louis XIV in 1685. This treaty had allowed members of the protestant faith in France freedom to practice it without persecution and brought to an end many years of internal religious strife. Revocation of this freedom led to a wave of immigration by the Protestants known as Huguenots. Many of these people were skilled tradesmen and professionals and brought their various skills to England quickly taking root in their new land. Some were soon absorbed into English society and their French names became anglicised; others entrenched themselves into close knit refugee communities which endeavoured to maintain the habits and practices of past days. Some of these families are recorded in the congregations of the foreign churches they established; thus before 1685 French churches existed in towns such as Canterbury, Colchester, Dover, Faversham, Glastonbury, Ipswich, Maidstone, Norwich, Rye, Sandtoft, Sandwich, Southampton, Stamford, Thetford, Thorne Abbey, Whittlesea, Winchester and Yarmouth. The registers of the Walloon or 'Strangers' church at Canterbury, noted for early references to 'Annot's, record several versions of the family name. There was Nicholas and Pieronne Hannet in 1638 whilst in 1691 the late Samuel Hannot was referred to as a native of Guienne, France. (The 'H' was not pronounced in French). In 1694 John and Susan Annett registered the baptism of their son, John, in the Quaker church at Colchester. In 1673 two members of the Clockmakers' Company in London each took an apprentice; one was a Nicholas Annat the other a Charles Annott. In 1606 a John Hannat was regularly employed as a mason by the borough of Plymouth in work about the rebuilding of the shambles and Guildhall. At the century's end a Richard Annett was contracted by the Navy in 1693 to build rope-houses, storehouses and thirteen officers' residences at Point Froward, Plymouth. By that year there had been another wave of immigration from France occasioned by renewed persecution of the reformed church. Many of these Huguenots outclassed their Catholic fellow citizens in commerce, marine adventure, industry and technical skills and these gifts they brought to England. Many more French churches came into being in the English provinces although London was by far the most popular choice of location. There were no fewer than sixteen Huguenot churches in and around the area of Spitalfields catering for the religious life of the forty to one hundred thousand, estimates vary, who came to England. The main waves of refugees came between 1681-82, the largest between 1686-88 and the third from 1698-1700. It is probable that some 15,000 settled in the neighbourhood of Spitalfields where the more prosperous built elegant houses and then Bethnal Green. They worked in every branch of the luxury silk trade, but there were cutlers, watchmakers, instrument makers, jewellers, opticians, locksmiths, hatters, glovers, goldsmiths, silversmiths, surgeons, tailors and workers in all the luxury trades. Church entries from 1689 to 1716 list 59 trades from 679 persons; no less than 53 were connected with the sea, a not surprising fact when many must have come from the coasts of Normandy and Brittany. A small settlement had developed in the village of Sunbury by 1703 and by 1709 twenty-four of the parishioners assessed to pay poor relief were French. Their names recur in local records at least until 1748 and some possibly into the 19^th century. French Street, Sunbury remains to remind one of this colony's existence. The family name in several variants are to be found in several of the registers of the Huguenot churches so that there can be little doubt that French Huguenots of this period gave rise to some of the Annett families of today. In the 18^th century members of the Northumberland family went overseas to America and there founded what is now the Annett Family of Gaspe. This family has been well researched and recorded by Kenneth Annett and his discoveries published in book form. One member of that family returned to England, settled in Suffolk and there a branch of the Gaspe tree flourishes in its old soil. An Annett Family of Somerset also provided the forebear of a further Canadian family. Here the family lore is of Sarah Dunning, a daughter of Lord Ashburton, marrying her father's coachman, William Annett, and having a son, Robert, born in 1781. This Robert married a Sarah Mines and in 1829 his son Phillip and sister Louisa left for Canada with a neighbour named Silcox. Mrs. Bertha Annett Maw has produced a brief history and genealogy of this family, 1829-1951, thanks to contributions from many of its members. The correspondence of Stephen also reveals the existence of other Annett families in the USA, some of whom now carry on researching their links. It was late in his investigations into the family origins that Stephen postulated the theory that the Annett name had an earlier and different geographical location from that of France and the Low Countries. He came to believe that the family first originated in Lombardy where the family Annetti were recorded in the 16^th century. The Duchy of Milan and the plain of Lombardy in general became part of the Spanish dominions in the early years of the century when it was immediately subjected to the offices of the Inquisition. Many followers of the reformed religious persuasion left to escape the persecutions and confiscations of Cardinal Carraffa who was determined to root out all heretics. France was at that time safer for followers of the new ways until their own wars broke out. Details of this family were supposed to be described in the 'Historical, Heraldic and Genealogical History of the Annetti' held in the College of Heralds, Rome. However, this has yet to be tested by a visit or other communication. The origins of members of this widespread family are certainly continental and were clearly among people of a free thinking, industrious nature, unafraid to set out into the unknown in search of a better life, people who do well in their chosen métier and scale the heights of their trades and professions. There is clear evidence from members of today's families that these characteristics are undiluted. On 22/02/12 19:43, Diane wrote: > Hi there, Diane list admin here. > > Is there anyone on this list that need any help with research from anybody? > > There hasn't been much going on with this list for a while! > > Hoping to hear from you soon. > > Diane list admin > > ------------------------------- > To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to [email protected] with the word 'unsubscribe' without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message

    02/22/2012 02:59:04
    1. [ANNETT] Hi there
    2. Diane
    3. Hi there, Diane list admin here. Is there anyone on this list that need any help with research from anybody? There hasn't been much going on with this list for a while! Hoping to hear from you soon. Diane list admin

    02/22/2012 11:43:11
    1. [ANNETT] Hi there
    2. Diane
    3. Hi there, Diane list admin here. Is there anyone on this list that need any help with research from anybody? There hasn't been much going on with this list for a while! Hoping to hear from you soon. Diane list admin

    02/22/2012 11:36:56
    1. Re: [ANNETT] Americus Vespuchi Annett
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: Meredithannett Surnames: Annett Annet Arnett arnet Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.annett/22.1.2.1.1.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: This is a little late just got back on line after moving. Most of the Annett line is around illinois but they moved around so much ? If I find any in Iowa I will sure let you know. Ask her if any were from Illinois. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    11/14/2011 08:21:31
    1. Re: [ANNETT] Americus Vespuchi Annett, b. ILL
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: Meredithannett Surnames: Annett Arnet Arnett Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.annett/16.1.1.1.2/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Michael and David I have been off line for a while. moved but my e mail is still the same. Haven't been anywhere to update my history to sned to you. Did you receive the copies re the Annett's in Illinois. thought it was funny, please send anything whenever you can. Merri Annett Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    11/14/2011 08:14:40
    1. [ANNETT] William Annett - Tandragee, Co. Armagh
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: regibbs1 Surnames: Annett, Haake, Prior Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.annett/33/mb.ashx Message Board Post: William Annett (born 4 jan 1839 in Tandragee County Armagh) son of Thomas Annett and Sarah Haake, emigrated to New Zealand. He married Harriett Annie Prior on the 11th June 1866. Searching for any information. Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    06/19/2011 07:58:26
    1. Re: [ANNETT] Mary Jane Annett
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: gaillkelly Surnames: ANNET , ANNETT Reply to MARY JANE ANNETT Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.annett/8.4/mb.ashx Message Board Post: My Great,Great,Great Grandmother was Sarah ANNET she had several sisters one was a Mary Jane ANNET who was born around the time of your G.G.G. Grandmother Mary Jane ANNET she died on July 7, 1887 she married a George MENEAR on March 5, 1867 could that be your G.G.G. Grandmother? There father was James ANNET & Jane SCOTT the last name is spelt with only on T ANNET. There were only sisters Priscilla ANNET, Susan ANNET , Agnes ANNET. Please respond to me and we will see if we are realted? Thankyou, Gail KELLY (SHARPE) Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    06/05/2011 02:11:24
    1. Re: [ANNETT] Annett surname, Southern Ontario
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: gaillkelly Surnames: ANNET & SCOTT, NIXON,BARCLAY,SHARPE Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.annett/17.4/mb.ashx Message Board Post: I am a Great,Great,Great Granddaughter of Sarah ANNET her father was James ANNET and her mother was Jane SCOTT they had only daughters. Five or Six. Sarah was born in West Gwillinbury,On,Canada about 1842. Sarah married Christopher NIXON on March 4, 1858 in Essa,Simcoe County,On,Canada her sisters were Priscilla ANNET born March 31, 1846 -d Oct 11, 1933 she married John SCOTT ON Dec 25, 1861, Mary Jane ANNET b.?-d. July 7, 1887 married George MENEAR March 5, 1867, Susan ANNET b. ?-d. married Ross COUSINS July 29, 1862, Agnes ANNET b.?d? married ? ARMSTRONG There father James ANNET died on April 22, 1884 80 yrs old he was born in Ireland,U.K. they immigrated to Canada in 1842 James ANNET is buried in Thornton Union Cemetery in On,Canada. Does anything match up with your information? Sincerely, Gail KELLY(SHARPE) Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    06/05/2011 01:54:09
    1. Re: [ANNETT] Mary Jane Annett
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: gaillkelly Surnames: ANNET or ANNETT Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.annett/8.3/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Mary Jane ANNET had about six sisters no brothers. Her parents were James ANNET estimated birth 1804 Ireland and her mother was Jane SCOTT they were Methodists. James ANNET died in Innisfil,ON,Canada age of 80 yrs April 22, 1884 of old age. Mary Jane ANNET married George MANEUR she died in 1887, her sisters were Agnes ANNET married - ARMSTRONG, Susan or Susannah ANNET married Ross COUSINS, Sarah ANNET married on March 4, 1858 Christopher NIXON she was only 16 yrs old he was 22 yrs in Innisfil,ON,Canada she was my Great,Great,Great Grandmother, Priscilla ANNET b.March 31, 1846 Ont,-d. March 31, 1933 New Westminster,B.C.married John SCOTT on Dec 25, 1861, there also may have been another sister named Helen ANNET. At the time of there father's death on April 22, 1884 there wer 4 children daughters alive Agnes ARMSTRONG, Mary Jane MANEUR ,Susannah COUSINS,Priscilla SCOTT. I hope this helps you and we are a match??? Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    04/17/2011 11:20:09
    1. Re: [ANNETT] Mary Jane Annett
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: gaillkelly Surnames: ANNET Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.annett/8.1.1.1/mb.ashx Message Board Post: It must be another Mary Jane ANNET because I have proof of who her parents were James ANNET & Jane SCOTT. James got married for the second time to Margaret GROOVES nee ROSS or ROP on March 15, 1866, Margaret was 38 at the time and James was 50 yrs at the time. His religion was a Methodist. James ANNET the father of Mary Jane ANNET died on April 22, 1884 80 yrs old age Innisfil,On estimated birth year 1804 in Ireland found in Historical Death Record. Sincerely, Gail Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    04/17/2011 11:04:04
    1. Re: [ANNETT] Mary Jane Annett
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: gaillkelly Surnames: ANNET or ANNETT Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.annett/8.1.2/mb.ashx Message Board Post: Mary Jane ANNET married George MANEUR, sisters of whom I know are Priscilla ANNET b.March 31, 1846 married John SCOTT, Ont-d.Oct 11, 1933 in British Columbia,Sarah ANNET B. 18 ?-d.?, Susan or Susannah ANNET married Ross COUSINS,Agnes ANNET married ? ARMSTRONG,the last daughter may have been Helen ANNET. There parents had no sons together. Mary Jane was 29 when she married March 5, 1867. How does that match up with your information? Gail Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    04/17/2011 10:54:31
    1. Re: [ANNETT] Annett surname, Southern Ontario
    2. This is a Message Board Post that is gatewayed to this mailing list. Author: gaillkelly Surnames: ANNET Classification: queries Message Board URL: http://boards.rootsweb.com/surnames.annett/17.3/mb.ashx Message Board Post: My Great, Great, Great Grandfather was James ANNET I know his father and his wife's name. But in order to see if there is a conncection what was your mother's first name? Who were her parents and who did she marry. We need some information to see if we are related. I know my Great,G,Granmother was one of six or seven sisters no sons. I know five of them. They were born in West Gwillinbury, Ontario Canada Please reply with some answers to my questions and we can see if there is a connection? Thankyou, Gail Important Note: The author of this message may not be subscribed to this list. If you would like to reply to them, please click on the Message Board URL link above and respond on the board.

    04/03/2011 09:12:10