Willingdon, birthplace of Samuel Mewett.

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The Downs, Willingdon
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Wish Hill, Willingdon
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The Parish Church, Willingdon
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Wheatsheaf Inn, Willingdon
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Wish Hill, Willingdon
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A Corner of Old Willingdon

Now that I am approaching 91 years of age, I have begun the process of discarding accumulated documents, papers and photos in anticipation of the task that will befall my family. I was delighted to find postcards of Willingdon bought when I visited there in 1973, yes, unbelievably almost fifty years ago!

My great-great-grandfather Samuel was born and baptised in Willingdon in 1803 and he was married to Martha Balcombe there in 1828. Previous generations of Mewetts had been born and baptised in this village.

Family historian Darryl Mewett has published an excellent book titled Willingdon to Park Farm, Samuel and Martha Mewett. I have written a review of this book and will post it on this blog after I have emailed a copy to Darryl for his approval.

Published in: on March 8, 2020 at 12:21 pm  Comments (4)  

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  1. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Thank you for sharing. Alan where can I purchase a copy of Darryl’s book thanks.
    Cheers,
    Deb

  3. Hi Alan! Thank you for sharing. I always look forward to reading your articles on your blog. Its wonderful! I would also like to purchase a copy of Darryl’s book – actually 3 copies as I have a brother and a sister would would love a copy too. Just let me know how much I owe. I know the next print run will depend on numbers. Happy to wait. Donna

  4. Hi Alan, thank you for the wonderful photos of Willingdon. I too would love to purchase a copy of Darryl’s book. I appreciate the work that goes into all this history. My husband and I have a photo wall that leads up to Samuel and Martha Mewett. We are very proud of it and love it.

    Kind regards,
    Trevor and Judy Doman


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