Posted By:Philip Pawley
Subject:Re: Robert Saxby/Mary Ann Reeves Battle, Sussex cir 1830s
Post Date:April 18, 2006 at 03:20:04
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Can you email me? I am very interested in your information as my wife's family line goes back to Robert White/Martha Saxby. Martha's parents were Edward and Martha - the same ones as yours!

Looking forward to hearing from you.



PS - I found the following extract from the records when I was at the Lewes Records Office recently:

"Sydney seems to have been a favourite place for the emigrants to be sent; on 3rd December 1841 at Battle the Vestry decided to send James King and his family and also Robert Saxby and his family to Sydney "to which place they are anxious to Emigrate". This phrase and others like it occur time and time again; in each case the parish concerned makes it quite clear that the emigrants are being sent at their own request to these foreign places and unknown chances."