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Did a Rev Henry Cresswell serve at this church? 2012-11-22 15:22:12
Did a Rev Henry Cresswell serve at this church? If so what do you know about him as he was one of my ancestors
Simon Banks, Essex
Reply Nigel 2013-03-22 14:33:46
Hi Simon,
Loreen has written an excellent article she has researched on Rev Henry Cresswell which I have just published in the Hall of Fame in the About section.
Regards, Nigel
Reply Eric Chown 2012-12-06 17:11:28
Hi Loreen,

I am the publicity officer of this website and it was nice meeting you earlier this year (it was very briefly in the village hall).
I mentioned at the time we would like to include as a feature any biography of your husband's ancestor.
It will help future enquiries and add to the wealth of information we have about previous creech residents.
So anything you like to submit we will publish and give authorship credit. This includes any other documents or graphics you may care to share with us
Regards from a rather soggy Creech St Michael
Reply Loreen Chambers 2012-11-25 06:25:48
Dear Simon. By chance I visited the Creech website today and saw your request. I am happy to provide you with the short biography I have written of Rev Henry Cresswell who was my husband's ggg grandfather. His youngest son Charles came to the Victorian gold fields in the 1850s. I am happy to provide you with family trees as well. Rev Henry's father Escourt Cresswell grew up at Bibury Court Manor which is still in Glos. We visted Creech this year.Loreen
Reply Eric Chown 2012-11-22 16:38:40
Simon,

The Rev.Henry Cresswell, BA (Oxford) was, according to his memorial tablet in the church, vicar of this parish for 36 years. He died in August 1849 aged about 64. He was famous in his day as an orator.
There are also several Cresswell's in the churchyard -see the churchyard records on this website. Click on "About" and see the churchyard plans and inscriptions.
There are descendants in Australia who have written a history of the Cresswell's and I have hopes that they will send us a copy for the website.
Perhaps they may see your AAQ and reply.
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Do you hold any records of anyone with the Name Creech? 2012-11-19 09:46:19
I am trying to trace my family name Creech and have found that at some point in the 18th Century my family had a tie with this area. Do you hold any records of anyone with the Name Creech - Thanks
Leeland Creech, Spain
Reply Eric Chown 2013-02-21 17:13:33
Leland,
I can find no records of anyone named Creech in our limited parish records.

A quick look on "Ancestry.co.uk" gave up quite a few "Creech's" in Selworthy, Somerset (about 50 Kms from here) around the period you mention.

Sorry for the delay in replying.
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Are my great, great, great, great grandparents buried at Creech St Michael? 2012-11-06 10:10:16
My great,great,great, great grandparents (John -died 28/3/1879 and Anna Westcombe died 3/4/1877) are believed to be buried at Creech St Michael. I wondered whether this could be verified please. If there is a memorial, is there anyway of getting a photo of this?. Thank you for your time.
Gareth Parsons, Hook, Hampshire
Reply Eric Chown 2012-11-06 16:50:44
HI Gareth,

Yes we can confirm that John and Anna are buried in the churchyard. This website has complete list of the burials.
If you click on "About" at the top of this page you will see the Churchyard list on the lefthand side. Find them in the index of surnames and go to the section mentioned. A plan of the graves position will be found and the memorial inscription is shown.

I may have a photo somewhere in my records but it may take some digging out (pardon the pun)

Eric
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