Gambrill family

From the villages of Barfrestone and Woodnesborough in Kent. There are at least five generations in this area. Many blends with other Kent families, and the Haynes family from Bedfordshire.

Reed family

From villages in the South Downs, west of Eastbourne in Sussex. Other names that blend in are Avis and Akehurst (both old Sussex names). Also Betteridge from the Cotswolds, and Mcgrath from Ireland.

Taylor family

From Colchester and surrounding villages in Essex, certainly well back into the 1700s. Came to Hastings in the 1920s via a couple of generations in London.

Degan family

John Degan moved from Northern Ireland to London in the 1870s. His daughter married into the Taylor family.

Brief, but you’ll find surprises in these stories.