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David Mawle

David Mawle, Benenden, Kent

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Platnix Farm

3rd November 2017 / Posted on Westfield message board

David Mawle:

Hi Patrick, Was the name of the farm where your Gran lived Platnix or Plating? If it was Platnix, I'd love to see the photo. You can email me on mawle@videotron.ca. Many thanks and kind regards, Dave Mawle

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Family History Barnes

16th January 2012

David Mawle:

Hi Diane, I'm currently consulting Benenden parish records on microfilm at the local Family History Centre. I do recall seeing references to Barnes and wouldn't mind taking notes for you as I do my research. Kind regards, Dave

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Toke Farm

17th November 2011 / Posted on Icklesham message board

David Mawle:

I'm new to this site but my family lived at Toke Farm from about 1850 till 1875 and then moved over the road to Roughters Farm. I've been told that they were ruined by 3 bad harvests of hops in a row in the 1870's and were forced to sell. I believe those farms are still there and I'd love to hear from anyone who has info about them.
Kind regards, Dave Mawle

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Eldridge Family

16th November 2011 / Posted on Westfield message board

David Mawle:

I have Eldridges from Battle and Sedlescombe on my tree. Ellen Justina Eldridge (1871-1961) was from Sedlescombe. She married Fred Aylett in 1911. Fred died in 1930. Meanwhile, my granddad's cousin, Arthur Barber Mawle,was born in Westfield in 1872, married his 2nd cousin, Louise Coutard in Hastings in Sept. 1901, and they emigrated to Florida about 1905. Sometime after Louise died in 1944, Arthur moved back to Sussex and married Ellen Eldridge in 1949. I think they may have been sweethearts in their youth.
Kind regards, Dave Mawle

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Platnix Farm

16th November 2011 / Posted on Westfield message board

David Mawle:

Hi Shaun,
I've just discovered this site and your mention of Platnix. I can't help you as I have only a very recent photo. My gt-gt-grandfather, John Mawle, bought Platnix in 1826 and grew hops there until his death in 1867. He also owned 2 farms in Brede and Toke Farm in Icklesham. After his death, the farms in Brede were sold, my gt-grandfather, John Mawle, lived at Toke Farm and his brother, Henry, lived at Platnix. I've been told that they were forced to sell up sometime in the 1870's after 3 bad harvests in a row.The novelist Sheila Kaye-Smith spent a few summers at Platnix during her childhood in the 1890's and it left an indelible impression on her. Her description of life on a Sussex farm was informed by her time at Platnix. I'd love to hear from you and learn what your interest in Platnix is.
Kind regards, Dave Mawle

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