for the village of Great Wakering, EssexA miscellany of pictures and data arising out of research into the KIRBY's family trees (but not all linked to them). This is a work in progress so please treat the data with appropriate caution.
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and Wills Index
Location and general description
one enters Great Wakering, at the point where fields of grain give
way to 20th century suburbs, stands a village sign. It's design
incorporates several items that have come to have particular
associations this area. In the forefront stands a Brent Goose, a bird
that winters on these marshland areas and their surrounding fields.
Their noisy skeins a familiar feature of bleak February days. Behind
the goose are the brown sails of what appears to be a sailing barge of
the type that would have plied the creeks an once been a familiar
feature of the flat horizon. Silhouetted in the background is the spire
of the church and the equally distinctive four chimneys of the
St Nicholas's Church
The KIRBY family
The descendants of
Thomas KIRBY of Great Wakering are not as yet part of my tree but may merge
The descendants of John KIRBY of Foulness Island moved to Great Wakering. They are not as yet part of my tree but may merge
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