George and Sidney Eves, living in Bures circa 1910
George Eves (1849- 1942),
was a postman in Bures, who retired 1908
|I have a press cut out relating
to my Great Grandfather George Eves who was a postman in Bures in the 19th
(This has now been published on the "Post Office" web page)
The families all originated in either Lamarsh or Bures with the Coopers in Lamarsh and the Eves in Bures and because of the stability of them being in the area they are interwoven with other families in the area Eg Messants, Goldsmiths, Haywards, Sach's, Sycamores. They all go back a long way in the area I understand as far as the Middle ages.
My Great Grandfather Charles Cooper was the Innkeeper of the Lamarsh Lion. the farm behind it Edgars Farm along with Hill farm was farmed By William and later Sarah Goldsmith after he died and was later farmed by Thomas Goldsmith Cooper my Grand father Sidney's, Brother.
As a child I was brought to see Uncle Sid (Eves) who lived in a thatched cottage somewhere near Water Lane. I have lost contact with all of them as later generations do who are not close. I was born in London and lived there until 1970's when I moved to Ipswich and worked in Colchester. In 1983 I moved for work to Norwich.
I would think that I have many relatives scattered about Bures, Lamarsh and surrounding area.
Mike Cooper (now living in Norwich)
|Certainly I remember from childhood
many mentions of Sidney Eves by my grandfather Stanley W Deaves, son of
Deaves Builders in Bures, and who used
to live in the Sudbury Road bungalow still named Hillside. That bungalow
was built by Charles Deaves (my great grandfather) for William Moss (also
my Great Grandfather) who was a great friend of a tea planter named Scowen
who had the house called Planters in
St Edmunds Lane.
It occurred to me long ago that there might have been a tie up between the EVES family and my own DEAVES family. Ealier records show we were once DEVES and that is only one letter more than EVES - and what's in one letter for a busy, possibly hard of hearing registration clerk 200 years ago?
|We are probably
related as my great great grandparents were Robert Salmon and Mary Ann Eves
married 13 October 1836 Holy Innocents, Lamarsh.
Mary Ann's parents were Edward Eves and Mary Parson married 7 March 1815. They had:
Edward born 10 May 1815, baptised 6 August
1815 St Mary's, Great Henny
I cannot find any other children baptised to this couple in Great Henny, Alphamstone, Twinstead, Pebmarsh, Bulmer or Wickham St Paul and the only baptism in Lamarsh is the one below for George. I have also checked on-line at Ancestry for any baptisms in Bures and cannot find any between 1817 and 1824.
George baptised 4 December 1825 Holy Innocents, Lamarsh
I believe Mary Eaves died Jul-Sep 1863,
Edward Eves (senior) parents were:
John Eaves and Rose Tuffen married on 9 October 1785 at St Mary's, Great Henny. They had:
John Eaves baptised 7 January 1787 St Mary's,
I found reference in the ERO parish records to a John Eves was buried St Mary's Great Henny on 23 April 1820 aged 63. He was living at Great Henny at the time of death. This would make his birth year about 1757.
I also found reference in the ERO records to Rose Eves buried St Mary's, Great Henny on 24 February 1844 aged 82. She was living at Pebmarsh at the time of her death. This would make her birth year about 1762.
George married Marianna White in Jan-Mar quarter 1847 registered Sudbury and they had George (your great grandfather) and I guess you know the rest.
I come down the line from Robert Salmon, through Alfred Charles (who had 13 children) through to my granddad Wilfred Jack. One of my granddads elder brothers was Edward George Salmon (known as Ted - who features on the bowling page of this wedsite). I was talking to my dad the other day and he remembers you uncle Sid. He told me that Uncle Ted used to live next door to him.
Memorial Stone, Bures Cemetery
Whilst undergoing restoration work in Alphamstone Church during November 2017, a section of wood was uncovered with the Inscription :
outside: Nov 1920 S.W Eves