From Baton Rouge, LA
Hi Charles - thanks for signing the guest book. I hope you will visit again soon
Hello, I have been looking over your website and find it very interesting as I am a decendent of the East Family. The farthest I have gotten in my search has been Robinson East 1510 - 1590. If you have anything beyond this I would love to hear from you.
Hello Lorrie, I don't think anyone in the Society has found Robinson EAST of 1510. I would love to have some details of him and your family to add to our records. You can find my email address on the "Committee" page.
Hi there I was googling my surname to find more about my family and come across this site and was quite impressed, I never realized there were so many people with the East surname I'm Trying to trace the the origins of my surname any help would be most appreciated I have just started my search..
The only thing I've found out is that my farther George Edward East and grandfarther George East came from Dagenham in the 40s/50s to Tyne and wear but I can't find anything earlier any help would be most grateful Thank you
I am sure we could help you in your search for your EAST family. I have spotted possible family of yours in our data but would need a few more details. Please feel free to contact me. You can find my email address on the "Committee" page of this website.
Hi I am Richard East from Sydney Australia, I email Anne but forgot to sign the book.
Hi Rich, how have you got on with your research? My great grand parents both died in 1921 - 1922 leaving six children. The youngest was James East and he went in to an ophanage. A few years later one of the family met him unexpectedly on the street one day and he told them that he was emigrating to Australia. He did not keep in touch with any of his family, who were from Richmond in Surrey. I know that Australia is a massive country but I was wondering if you are related to our James East?
thanks for signing the guest book. I am sure that Anne will be in touch with you. I hope you will visit the site again soon.
I am a direct descendant of Mavel East who married John Robertson. Their youngest son, Jacob Robertson was the father of Samuel Robertson who married Elizabeth Harris.
I am curious to learn more about my East ancestors-------where they lived before emigrating to henrico County, Virginia in the 1600's.
We do have members of the East FHS who are also from the family who arrived in Henrico County in the 1600s. If you would like to send me an email I will put you in touch with Jim East who is one of our North American members. You can find my email address on the "Committee" page of this website.
Hi Lois I can see that our research manager Anne, has already responded to your comment. Thanks for visiting our website and I hope you will come back soon
I am from Capella, North Carolina in the United States. My ancestry dates back prior to The Civil War. There are some documents that state that my oldest ancestor to venture to America came over on a ship called the Paule around 1670. I am not sure if England or Ireland is his homeland.
Hello, I am part of a community project researching the names on our WW1 war memorial. We have a HH East 1885-1917 on our list as his wife was from our town. Harold Henry died age 32, 6th November 1917, he was a Private in the 1st/1st Bn. Herefordshire Regiment, re. no. 239021, the son of Edwin and Laura East, of Newport, Mon.; husband of Edith Emily East, of "Dyfnant," Queen's Terrace, Aberystwyth. He is buried in the Beersheba War Cemetary. We would be delighted to learn more about him if any of your members could help. Many thanks
Our research Manager Anne will know if we can help you. I am sure you will hear from her soon
Thank you for your query about Harold Henry East. I have had a look at all our family trees and other data and unfortunately we do not have his family or his immediate ancestors in our trees.
Looking at censuses I traced his grandfather who was Job Dawson EAST born in Reading about 1827 but moved to Wales by 1861, where he worked on the railway. They seem to be quite a large family so it is surprising none of our members are descended from them.
I guess you are building up a history of the people on your War Memorial? If you would like to email me at the address on the "committee" page I could help you trace his family through the censuses and other records we hold.
I am a descendant of William Joseph East born 1859 in Buckinghamshire. His second wife was Sarah Ann Hopcraft. From their Union there were seven children, William Edward, Thomas John, Rupert, Zachary, Grace, Jesse, and Frank. They sailed from Liverpool to St. John on the Empress of Britain in 1907. They eventually homesteaded in Orkney, Saskatchewan.
I have traced them back to John East born abt 1824 in Monks Risborough
Very nice to hear from you! Your family is very well recorded in our data and there are quite a number of members who belong to the wider family group. Our Parish Record database indicates that your John EAST was born on 19th September 1823 in Cadsden and baptised in Monks Risborough on 9th November 1823. His family had lived in the Monks Risborough area since the 1600s.
Perhaps you would like to join the East FHS? We would love to welcome you and share the details of your family with you. Just click on the "Become a member" link. Look forward to hearing from you.
My daughter sent your link to me.
I am a descendant of the Springford East family in Tasmania.
Lovely to hear from you! We don't have your family in our trees but I can see a clue as to where the Springford name came from in our Parish Record database. We'd be very interested in hearing about your family's history.
http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?search=8 is a link to EAST in Tasmania.
My grandfather Hubert Springford East made a name for himself as an Architect and Artist in England. First Australian architect to become a fellow of the RIBA.
Regards Monty East
Harriet East from UK
Hi Harriet, Nice to see you. Please feel free to email one of us if you would like to know more about our Society.
HI Rod thanks for visiting and leaving a message. Please email one of us if you would like to know more about our Society - we would love to hear from you.
Hello I saw in issue 41 of the Points East, on page 4, there is a Brian East (R) does the R stand for a middle name? I have been trying to find a Brian J. East born 1943 in or around Cambridge. He would be a cousin of mine.
Hi Michael, Thank you for visiting our website and leaving us a message. I have passed your message to Anne our data & research manager, who will be in touch with you very soon.
A very interesting magszine, a lot of factual stories nd photos.
Hope to met you all in November again.
Hi thanks for your great feedback, We think Amanda produced a fabulous journal this month and she is already working on the next issue!
It will be great to meet you at the AGM in October - the date and details are already on the site and further information will be added as soon as they are confirmed.
One of my husbands grandmothers was a East from the Prince Risborough area of Buckinghamshire, as they didn't move far I have traced them back, so far, to a William christened 1650, at Monks Risborough, father William mother Mary, though its possiable these are related to William East and Sybil Belson of Radnage in the mid 1500's
Lovely to hear from you. There are quite a lot of East FHS members from the same family as your husband. Feel free to email one of us if you'd like to discuss the family connections. There is a large collection of research!
Hi Anne, that's great it would be lovely to no what happened to the rest of the family, reading this comments page I see we already have a cousin in Canada, Michael Wellman's relative was brother to my husbands, I wonder if his relative's ever visited Derbyshire as my husband remembers some coming over, he thinks her name was Nelly.
My husbands Grandmother was Ethel East b.1895, father John mother Eliza Wright, brothers Albert, 1896, Ralph, 1894, and Walter 1891 all came to Ripley Derbyshire to work and I've been in touch with a couple of cousins but I don't no much about 10 so would be nice to no. There's Gladys 1897, Emily 1887, Ruth 1885, Wilfred 1884, William 1884 though these maybe same person, Annie 1883, John 1881 I do no died in 1912 he'd married a cousin Rosetta and left 2 children John and Leslie, the rest are Louisa Grace !880, Archibald 1878 and Fred George 1876, John and Eliza also had 4 children who died and would have had more but John died in 1897 age 48.
Thanks in advance for any help
I will send you a personal email reply about your East family!
Having trouble sending a message. I receive the Points East bulletin by e-mail, so you can save postage by not having to 'snail' mail a copy to me. Thanks. Also, I was given a special member's only password to enter the website, but somehow neglected to note it down. Could one be e-mailed to me again, please? Gloria Onstad
Hi Gloria I will resend you the password shortly.
I have passed your message about the journal to Ron ( the membership secretary ) who I have asked to contact you.
could you send me an email to : email@example.com to let me know what difficulties you have had sending messages to us
Hello, I was a member for many years before I let my membership lapse.
I was hoping however that you could help me with one elusive problem.
A word of mouth rumour has it that
Edith East (Oxfordshire) married James William Wooloff b. 15.02.1903 Faringdon. d.1983 Abingdon, Oxford. But I can find no record of this marriage. I was hoping that a member may have come across this marriage.
sunny Tauranga, New Zealand.
Hello Peter, nice to hear from you again! I think the marriage you need is listed as James W Woolloff m. Edith A East in Abingdon RD Q4 1937. The spelling of Woolloff stopped you from finding it!
Is Edith part of your family? We don't seem to have her on the East FHS trees. Please feel free to email me (see Committee page). We'd love to welcome you back if you'd like to rejoin us. All members get a full index of EAST births, marriages and deaths, which does contain the marriage you were seeking.
Many thanks for your help.
My sister Christine married George Wooloff .
George's Father was Joey Wooloff b.1921, brother of
James William Wooloff who married Edith East.
Thanks for re-sending the password. Regarding my difficulty sending a message - all is revealed! I had viruses! Computer is now clean and should have no more troubles! :) Gloria
Your Welcome and good to know you are now de-bugged !
I am a long time member in USA and just received my Spring 2014 Journal. I see mention of the e-mail of indexes which I have not received perhaps due to a change in my e-mail address.
Could you please send them again to the above address?
Thanks for the great web site and work you are doing.
Yes you are correct the email address we had for you was returning mail. Very shortly the Website manager will send me your new address and I will forward your index to you.
Me,my dad and my grandad are and were all named Philip east. We come from canning town east London.my grandad had four brothers and two sisters. My great grandmothers maidon name was o'keef. If anyone has any info. I would be very interested. Thank you
Your family sound interesting and are a new family to the East FHS. I have had a look at our records and I think we have your great grandmother's name as Isabella KEITH (rather then O'Keef).
Please fell free to email me directly (find my email on the Committee page) if you would like to talk about your family. We'd love to welcome you as a member of the East FHS if you had thought about joining.
Thank you Anne for your reply. You have found my great grandmother.the family did call her Bella. My great grandmother couldn't spell so maybe that's why it was signed o'keef on her wedding certiffiate. But I did make a mistake the grandad had five brothers and two sisters. Thank you for your interest. I will be in touch soon
Hi all, I previously signed the book, but didn't leave any information.
My grandfather, James Stephen Gomm East, migrated to Australia in the 1950's. He along with his brother Stephen, were in an orphanage for some time. He joined the British Army during the years in between the major wars to get out of the orphanage. Sadly he became unaware of his brothers whereabouts after this.
Feel free to email me (address on committee page) if you wish. We do have your grandfather's ancestors in our records but we didn't know he had gone to Australia. Lovely to find out more about him.
Hi Rod, I was really interested to see your post. My grandmother was Kathleen Mary East, your grand father James was her brother. Their parents died within a couple of months of each other in 1921 when my grandmother was 17 years old. There was an older sister, Agnes Dorothy who I knew as Aunty Doll, but for some reason she couldn't look after her younger brothers,hence them having to enter the orphanage. We have a second cousin, Sue, who would have been your grandfathers niece. She is very interested in our family history and told me that one of them met James by chance in the street and he told them that he was going to Australia, and that was the last anyone ever heard of him. Sue is in her late 70's now and it would be great to give her an update on James! Any information about his life would be greatfully received.
I may have left a previous comment but I am a descendant of Mavel East who married John Robertson/Robinson in Henrico, Virginia. Their son, Jacob, was established as our ancestor by means of ydna and a paper trail.
Mavel's father was Thomas East but we know little more than that. I am also looking for our Robertson ancestor across the pond.
Thank you for the opportunity for comments!
Hi Lois. Great to see you have visited us again. We love getting comments from our visitors. As Anne told you previously we do know of your ancestors. Have you considered joining the Society ? The membership fee is very small and I am sure that Anne could help you with your research.
Pretty cool! Good work. Will visit again.
Kailua Kona, HI
I am glad that you like the website, Please do come back again !
Came up on the site by chance both my boys WHO are now in their 20s i called John and William which seem to be old East names. i believe husbands family came from london originally great grandfAther in Police Victorian Times08p9
I am glad you found us and hope that you will visit the website again soon. Please let us have some more details about the family so we can see if it is one we have already in our records.
Congratulations on your wonderful EFH website! I had the pleasure of speaking to Andreè years ago when I first started research on the East surname. All your hard work will enable Easts from all over the world to get in contact with ease and make those important connections. I was wondering whether there are plans to include a photo gallery at some point in the future, although this would obviously be a mammoth task.
Dawn Elizabeth East, Valencia, Spain
thanks very much for your lovely comments about the website. I am very interested in your idea for a photo gallery and have sent you an email.
Please come back and visit us again regularly.
Excuse my ignorance but do I need a password before I can send you a message? My EFHS Membership No is 101 (I think)!
Can anyone tell me about WILLIAM EAST (son of Aaron & Jane(nee Figg). He was born/baptised 8 June 1834 at St Dunstans Church,Spitalfields
1851 Census he was with family at 33 Hunt Street,Mile End
1893 He was the informant of the death of his brother (Aaron) in East Ham. The death cert.shows William's address as Farthinghoe,Brackley,Northants
1901 Census says he is a 'widower'. Does anyone know who/when he married - and did he have any children?
He died in 1908 at Royal Infirmary, Oxford. His Death Cert says he was 'School Master - Retired' of Chorlton on Ottmore. The informant was E (?Elizabeth) Hall of Brookfurlong Farm, Oddington.
I have passed your enquiry on to our research manager Anne who I am sure will be in touch with you soon
I live in St Louis now I was brn in Northampton lived in Harpole my father was from London
Hello Judith, glad you have found the EFHS website. Please feel free to contact me if you want to tell us more about your family.
Hi greetings from Estonian East family tree!
My grandmother was Gwendoline (?) East, known as 'Billy'. Her father was Alfred East (painter), her mother 'Annie'?. She married Charles Carnegie-Brown, their only child was my mother, Jean Carnegie-Brown, b London 1913.
Charles and 'Billy' were estranged and divorced, she remarried Alan Donald, a New Zealander then a barrister in London, around 1916?
Following his war service they came back to the Donald family produce business in Auckland in 1929.
My mother, Jean' married Neville Harrison Newcomb in Auckland, NZ.
3 children, Amanda (Mill), Jane (Adams), and myself, Neville Mark in 1944.
Between us we have a collection of Alfred East works, maybe 12 or so. I have a particular favorite, an oil on canvas, 'Market Bazaar, Tangiers, which was included in the Fine Arts Society Memorial Exhibition, 1918.
Nice to hear your story. I may be able to add one or two details for you. Your grandmother's full name was Mildred Gwedoline C East. She obtained a divorce from Charles in 1917 and married Walter A Donald in 1918 in London.
Your great grandfather Sir Alfred East married Sarah Annie Heath on 16 Sept 1874. We have all Sir Alfred's certificates of birth marriage and death as well as his family history. Unfortunately his only son died in WW1 so Sir Alfred has no EAST descendants.
If you would like more, or would like to join the East FHS just email me at the address shown on the Committee page.
can there any discrepancies in the death of Sir Alfred's son. My grandfather was Archibald East. We can find no records of him entering Australia- but have records of his life in Australia. we do know about the grave in India - he was always getting letters from England which he was very secretive about.
I was born in England many years ago for the last 40 years have lived in St Louis Mo. and Naples Florida. I am in the process of researching my family tree my problem is I am having trouble with people born around 1800, if someone can give me directions on how to proceed that would be great, I am using MyHeritage as my main program.
Hello Bernard, nice to hear from you. If you would like to email me at the address on the Committee page and tell me something about your family I might be able to help. Records from around 1800 are mostly parish records and wills. Depending on where your ancestors came from you may be lucky or unlucky because only a very small fraction of these records actually appear online. At the East FHS we have databases of many parish and other records which have been collected over the years by members. You would be most welcome to join the Society and, you never know, you may link up with some of our members. Look forward to hearing from you. Anne (Research Manager)
Thanks Anne for your reply re my grandmother, Mildred Gwendoline East. For your records I should perhaps add that after Mildred ('Billy') remaried to WA Donald, she had a further 2 daughters. Jacqui Johnson (Derbyshire, UK) 1 daughter Rebecca, and Elisabeth Trythall (Taunton, UK), 1 son William, 2 daughters Julia and Jennifer?
From Martinsville, VA
ONe of the things that reserchers fail to investigate is the LAND their forefathers came to and settled and who they settled. By: For Instance Thomas East land owner at Bicker aka Bicker lands by Joseph Johnson who is known as Capt. Joseph Johnson Merchant of London. SO Lets take a Look at the History of the Lands of Bickers aka Biker: Lands deeds are first recorded in 16088-1638 as Lands of Tappahanna intersting group of land owners here. ( See JOhnson and allied familes of Tappahanna Lands at JJJDNA web site) Capt. Joseph Johnson and wife Margarter first owned lands in 1618 tell 1634 in Virginia, he deeded his lands to Francis Hough Merchant of Virginia and London. Capt. Joseph Johnson was involed with the QUiney families of London ENgland who is the William Shakespear Families involved with Play write Ben Jonson. Shakespear is involed with several other Johnson's in his past. THomas East first of the COlonies has died by 1649 era. But who else did he live my and how are they assoicated as people stayed with in their own STRUCTURE-CLans and Class in SOciety. THomas East is involed with Francis ROwen son of ALice who was first married to HEnry ROwen, whose brother is John ROwen and is connected to the Price familes of Sir THomas Myddleton of Wales, Essex, London and SHirley Hundred of COlonial Va. Ben Jonson took SIr THomas Myddletons place on the QUuenns COuncil in London. THe East familes will also be involed with the Francis ROWEN FAMILIES per land deeds.
31 September, 1690.
Conveyance from Francis Rowen, planter, to Thomas East; Jane, the wife of said Francis, relinquishes her dower, and Alice Watson, mother of said Francis Rowen, having dower rights also relinquishes. 1 December, 1690.
Researchers Notes: Appears Francis Rowen son of Alice and Henry Rowen is involed with the Families of Thomas East Who Capt. Joseph Johnson was a Land owner by Thomas East. Alice remarried John Watson whose daughter Sarah Watson married Michael Johnson died 1718 of Tuckahoe Creek, WHITE OAK JOHNSON JJJDNA
It was evidently at the behest of this circle of friends that William Byrd now embarked on a grandiose programme to provide a cycle of liturgical music covering all the principal feasts of the Catholic Church calendar. The first stage in this undertaking comprised the three Ordinary of the Mass cycles (in four, three and five parts), which were published by Thomas East between 1592 and 1595. The editions are undated (dates can be established only by close bibliographic analysis http://cdn.worldheritage.org/article/WHEBN0000045342/William%20Byrd ( Writings of Colonel William Byrd of Westover)
Thomas East, 2nd born abt 1640; These years of birth are approximated from
statements made by the parties themselves in making depositions in various
cases tried in Henrico County Court. http://files.usgwarchives.net/va/henrico/bios/earlyfam2.txt
Thomas East, 2nd Born on 1 Jun 1640 in Jordan's Point Charles City, VA.
In 1665 when Thomas was 24, Thomas East, 2nd married Winifred Hudnate, in england. Winifred Hudnate. Born in 1644 in England.
Thomas East, 2nd died in Henrico, Virginia on 2 Jan 1726, he was 85.
Winifred Hundat EAST died in 1665, she was 21. http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/EAST/2002-11/1036799181
Researchers NOteS: JOrdans Point home of Samule Jordan married to Ceciley REYNOLDS BAYLEY JORDAN FARRAER MONTGAUE: Jordans Point is part of Wards Creek home of Capt. Joseph Johnson Merchant of London and wife Margaret
Researchers NOteS Jordan Point in 1622-23 aka Jordans Bush aka Jordans Plantions is where we find Richard Johnson servant of William Farrer of Lincolnshire England but family is from Yorkshire England. Richard Johnson land owner at SHIrley Hundred Island, Sizemores Creek, Neck of Land and APpotomax River and Tobacco Inspector on the APpottomax River with William Hatcher and one other. Richard Johnson died Henrico CO Va 1698, need his will for JJDNA FILES
Thomas S. East, Sr. 1640 Benington, Lincolnshire, England January 26, 1725 Henrico, New Kent, Virginia, Son of Thomas East and ???? East
Husband of Dorothy East and Winifred Hudnate / Hundate Napier
Father of Thomas East, Jr.; Mavell Alsop Robertson; Wife of John Robertson Mary East; Jam
Looking to find out more about my family history and locate family members in California/Worldwide. Current residence - Paso Robles, CA
Hi Terence, If you need help to find out more about your family, I am sure that Anne our research manager will be able to help. Her email address is shown on the committee page.
Hey, from England, this is so weird I know hardly anyone in my family and I found this page, and looking down at all the names it's weird to think I could be related to anyone of them
Its great you found the website and as you say you know little about your family, we can probably help you with that and you may well be related to one of our members!
Why don't you send details of your name and birthdate and what you know of your East family to our research manager Anne ( you can find her email address on the committee page ) and she may be able to help
Im a combo of East/Bonine these 2 familys were involved in the under ground railroad in Vandalia michigan
This is a wonderful site. I've been researching my family for a number of years. We were lucky enough to have had a great aunt who did most of the work for us (and that was decades before the internet). Our family tree only goes back as far as James East - Innholder and a Freeman of the City of London 1824. His son - Robert East, grocer, married Mary Ann Keen (Croyden) - and they had 10 children - only three were boys (Robert m. Harriet Hoare, James m. Effie Bateman, and Harry m Caroline Hyder) and only one of those had a son- Harry- who died when he was 10 - there ending the East family name. The girls Mary Ann (aka Polly) m. Tom Knowles, Emily m. John St. John, Ellen (my gggrandmother) m. Griffin Fletcher, Louise died young, Georgina m. Walter Knowles - as did Annie after her sister died, and finally Jenny m Rufus Almond.
I am glad you like the site. I will pass your message to Anne our research manager to see if the family is known to the society
My Grandmother was Kathleen Mary East and I have traced the family back to William East (Este) and Sybel (Maiden name Belson). There is a brass in The Church of St Mary the Virgin, Radnage,Oxon from 1537, in memory of William and Sybel, their 5 daughters and 8 sons which is worth a visit or Google. Has anyone managed to get back further than this William East? He was a land owner with a coat of arms so there must be some record of where he came from. The name at the time was spelt Este but could previously been D'este.
I will pass your comments to Anne our research Manager who will be able to tell you if we have knowledge of the family earlier than William & Sybel. I do know that the Easts of Radnage are known to the society.
Whilst searching for articles on my neice, Fleur East, I came across your site. I then saw that you were promoting her on your home page and the fact that she is doing so well in this years XFactor. As you can imagine all her family and friends are so proud of her and it's great to see her being supported here on your site. Thanks for your hard work with the website & supporting Fleur EAST.
How nice to find your site! Been knee-deep in research!! I have some pieces that I'm not quite sure about. My father was Godfrey Hugh East (1915-1973); his father was Luther Edwin East (1884-1968); his father was John P. East (1855-1926); his father was Isaac W. East (1796-1887); his father was Tarleton East (1765-1815)...(we think). This is where the line starts to have some conflicting info. If we follow through on what we "think," we end up at Robinson East (1510-1590). Not sure where to go from here and how to make sure I'm on the right track. Thanks for any help!!
Hi Sally sorry I missed your post - hopefully our research Manger contacted you but if not can I suggest that you send a message to her ( through the committee page) as she will be able to tell you if we have any information to help you
I go by the name Joe Lester East Charlotte NC . My Father is Wesley Nathan East from VA. He is 82 born in DEC. His Fathers name is Joe East May be from VA. I also have a son Joseph L East II Any info on them .....BigJoe
I have just taken over as research manager for the society and have browsed our records.
We do not have any information on your father or grandfather but we do have a record of a Wesley East, born 1805 in Pittsylvania, Virginia.
Good luck with your research and let us know how you progress.
I am getting back into my family history research after a break. I know my GG grandfather Joseph Shrimpton married a Jane East in Chesham Bucks in about 1870 and they moved to Barrow in Furness. My family still live in this area. Anyone have a link?
Hi Carol - Apologies for not replying to your message sooner. I have forwarded your message to Angela our research Manager and asked her to check if your family is known to us.
Apologies for the delay. We do have information about Jane East. She married Joseph Shrimpton on July 12th 1863. In our records she is the daughter of Henry East (1812-1895) and Elizabeth Twitchell (1815-1860). Henry is descended from William East b.c1736, who married S. Southerley (or Suttery) on 4th December 1761.
I do hope that your research is going well. Maybe you might consider joining our society?
Just come across this website. Looks great. I am researching my husbands family and have an Alejandro East marrying Blanche Iredale.Descendants of Rolando East
Generation No. 1
1. Rolando1 East died Bef. Jun 1909.
Child of Rolando East is:
2 i. Alejandro East, born Abt. 1884 in Lima, Peru. He married Blanche Margaretta (Marguarita) Iredale 15 Jun 1909 in Liverpool, England; born Abt. Sep 1888 in Newcastle upon Tyne, NBL, England; died Aft. 1911.
Notes for Alejandro East:
Alejandro East, "United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941"
Name: Alejandro East
Event Type: Military Service
Event Year Range: 1918-1921
Event Place: United Kingdom
Birth Year: 1884
GS Film number:
Digital Folder Number:
Citing this Record
"United Kingdom, Merchant Navy Seamen Records, 1835-1941," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KC7R-241 : accessed 22 Aug 2013), Alejandro East,
Alejandro East, "Belgium, Antwerp Police Immigration Index, 1840-1930"
Name: Alejandro East
Event Type: Immigration
Event Date: 1916-1930
Event Place: Antwerpen, Belgium
Birth Year: 1884
Birthplace: Lima, Peru
File Number: 177194
GS Film number: 2234923
Digital Folder Number: 4331464
Image Number: 00045
Citing this Record
"Belgique, Anvers, index de police de l'immigration, 1840-1930," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JS1W-848 : accessed 22 Aug 2013), Alejandro East, 1916-1930.
Notes for Blanche Margaretta (Marguarita) Iredale:
Name: Blanche East
Birth Date: 25 March 1888 (Historical Events)
Death Date: July 1975 (Historical Events)
Issuing State: West Virginia
Residence at Death: Saint Albans,Kanawha,West Virginia 25177
Don't Know if this is the correct Blanche M Iredale.
More About Alejandro East and Blanche Iredale:
Age on Cert - Bride: 15 Jun 1909, 20 years old
Age on Cert - Groom: 15 Jun 1909, 25 years old
Celebrant: 15 Jun 1909, Thomas F Littlar, Registrar & W H Nicknell, Supt. Registrar
Marriage: 15 Jun 1909, Liverpool, England
Marriage - GRO Index: Jun 1909, June Qtr 1909, Liverpool, Vol 8b Page 2064
Marriage - Place: 15 Jun 1909, The Registrar Office, Liverpool, England
Registration District: 15 Jun 1909, Liverpool, England
Residence - Bride: 15 Jun 1909, 19 Nixon Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NBL, England
Residence - Groom: 15 Jun 1909, Lawrences Hotel, Clayton Square, Liverpool, England
Status - Bride: 15 Jun 1909, Spinster
Status - Groom: 15 Jun 1909, Batchelor
Witness 1: 15 Jun 1909, M Helguers - Boy Soldier
Witness 2: 15 Jun 1909, George F Bull
Witness 3: 15 Jun 1909, William F Calvert
1. Certificate - Marriage - Iredale & East - 15 June 1909.
2. 1901 Census - Iredale - Page No. 100211181.
3. Certificate - Marriage - Iredale & East - 15 June 1909.
4. Marriage - GRO Index - FreeBMD.com.
5. Certificate - Marriage - Iredale & East - 15 June 1909.
That's certainly an interesting EAST history and one which we know nothing about, except for the marriage between Alejandro and Blanche, which appears on our index. Did they have any children? I wonder where the EAST surname came from if Alejandro and his father lived in Peru. Fascinating!
Thank you for your reply. I do hope that my message brings up so further information.
I do not know if they had any children.
The Alejandro EAST and Blanche M Iredale marriage on your index has Alejandro’s name as Alexander. I do have the marriage certificate and that is where I got Alejandro’s fathers name.
This is further information about Alejandro EAST that may be of interest.
More About Alejandro East:
Date born : Abt. 1884, If he was the Peruvian Consul as he was noted as 35 on shipping manifest in 1919
Age: 11 Oct 1919, 35 years old
Miscellaneous: 11 Oct 1919, He was going to Peru and the shipping manifest said that Peru was his place of residence.
Occupation 1: 15 Jun 1909, Mining Engineer
Occupation 2: 11 Oct 1919, Peruvian Consu
Residence: 15 Jun 1909, Laurences Hotel, Clayton Square, Liverpool, England
Shipping - Departure 1: 11 Oct 1919, "Ebro" The Pacific Steam Nav. Co.
Shipping - Departure 2: 11 Oct 1919, Left Liverpool bound for West Coast of South America
More about Blanche M EAST nee IREDALE
Miscellaneous: 02 Apr 1911, Check the travelling dates
Occupation: 02 Apr 1911, none Stated
Passenger 1: Abt. 10 Oct 1910, SS Arabic
Passenger 2: 07 Aug 1911, SS Minnetonka
Passenger - Disembarked 1: 17 Oct 1910, Arrived in New York on "Arabic" from Liverpool.
Passenger - Disembarked 2: 07 Aug 1911, Arrived in UK on "Minnetonka" from US
Passenger - Embarked 1: Abt. 10 Oct 1910, Departed from Liverpool, England on the "Arabic" To New York, USA
Passenger - Embarked 2: Abt. 01 Aug 1911, Departed US on "Minnetonka" to United Kingdom.
Passenger - Misc. 1: 07 Aug 1911, Age 23 years, Married, English, place of residence: London, England
Passenger - Misc. 2: 17 Oct 1910, 22 years old, Married, English, Residence, Newcastle, England
Residence 1: 15 Jun 1909, 19 Nixon Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NBL, England
Residence 2: 05 Apr 1891, 11 Race Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NBL, England
Residence 3: 31 Mar 1901, 10 Leazes Crescent, St Andrew, Newcastle Upon Tyne
Residence 4: 02 Apr 1911, 19 Nixon St., Newcastle upon Tyne, NBL
Are you searching for the Bartley name and do you have a connection to Evelyn Beatrice Bartley
She was the wife of my 4th cousin 3 times removed and I am therefore curious to know what more you know about her.
I am new at looking at your website. My cousins David Butler and Randy East are very active with USA East information. My great grandfather was Thomas Burnetta East who fought in the Civil War and lived to be 97 years old. I will be looking at your site. It is very interesting. Joyce
thanks for leaving us a message and I am glad you found the site interesting. We are always interested to hear from people who are researching families with the name EAST and would be most interested to hear details of the family history your cousins have found so far especially if it is family that we do not yet hold details for. Perhaps you could send the details known so far to Angela ( her email address is on the Committee pages) I have asked her to check our records to see if we have any details already and I am sure she will be in touch soon. We also have an American Research Manager who you can contact through the committee pages also. Have you considered joining the Society - it does not cost very much ?
Love to join. Have not read everything on the site. Are you in the UK?
We would love to welcome you as a member!
We are based in the UK but we have members from all over the world. If you look at the side navigation menu at the top of the page you will see a page entitled BECOME A MEMBER where you will find the information you need. We hope to hear from you soon.
Just checking in!
Nice to see you again - hope your research is going well
Hello James Walter East - glad you dropped by
This interesting surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is derived from the Olde English pre 7th Century "east", east, and is topographical for someone who lived in the eastern part of a town or settlement, or outside it to the east. It could also be a regional name for someone who had migrated westwards and was therefore regarded as coming from the east. Other examples of such name are West, North and South. Topographical surname were among the earliest created, since both natural and man-made features in the landscape provided easily recognisable distinguishing names in the small communities of the Middle Ages. In the modern idiom the surname can be found recorded as East, Eastes and Este. One William East was an early emigrant to the New World Colonies, leaving the Port of London on the "Paule" in July 1635, bound for Virginia. Recordings from London Church Registers include: the marriage of John East and Margret Gilbert on August 1st 1597, at St. Lawrence, Pountney, and the marriage of Arthur East and Elizabeth Thornely on December 27th 1644, at St. Dunstan's, Stepney. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Ralph del Est, which was dated 1196 - 1237, recorded at Colchester, Essex, during the reign of King Richard 1, known as "The Lionheart", 1189 - 1199. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.
Read more: http://www.surnamedb.com/Surname/EAST#ixzz3YEXSSrXd
l am preparing community corner in kettering museum with the focus on loss of family at Christmas .this began because Alfred EASTS son died on Christmas day in 1915 . The mini exhibition will combine aspects of Alfred EAST ww1 and memories of family at Christmas barb secretary of the friends of kettering art gallery Any information would be gratefully received ,
I am currently the research manager for this society. We do have a current member who shares some ancestry with Sir Alfred and I will contact him to see if he can help you.
Also, when looking through the guest book comments, there is a comment from a great-grandson of Sir Alfred (Mark Newcomb). We may be able to put you in touch with him.
I do hope the exhibition goes well. By coincidence, my nephew, who is descended from an EAST, lives in Broughton, Northants and I believe that Sir Alfred's grandfather was born there.
any contacts would be gratefully received it is always good to have local interest . I am from broughton must check out sir alfreds grandfather - would be good to contact your nephew
Hi. I am the daughter of Charles Starrett East, son of Alva, who is the son of Ira, who is the son of John, who is the son of William. They came from S. Carolina to Indiana to Vandalia Michigan to be part of the Underground Railroad. I am having some free time at work and just started looking. I haven't seen this site before.
hi Karen - we are very glad you found us !
I will pass your family details to our research manager to see if your family is known to us already - hopefully now you have found us you will come back again.
unsubscribed in error
does anyone have any information about Alfred east RA other children, know about son and I am researching for a community board in kettering art gallery , if anyone would like to know about the exhibitions please contact me
Hi, my name is Nick East and I live in Victoria, Australia. My ancestors arrived in Australia in the mid 1850s from Meldreth, Australia. This website is a great find, I'm excited about exploring it further!
Hi Nick, Glad you have found us and that you like the website !
Please let us have more details ( send them to us privately if you wish - email addresses are on the committee pages ) so that we can see if your family are already known to us. You could also join the society for a very small membership fee - new members are always welcome.
Ryan East of Lafayette, La.
Son of John East
Grandson of Joseph East
HI Ryan glad you dropped by - how much more of your family history do you know ?
Sorry, I wish I could give out more but my knowledge goes as far as my grandfather.
Wonderful to find this site. I'm the daughter of Brian John East b. 1938. His family were from east London/north Kent.
East is an unusual name but my daughter's best friend is also an East. We thought we'd see if we were related, as her father's father is also from East London.
We might join your group as its fabulous!
Hi Helen, Glad you have found us and that you like the website !
Please let us know how your research is going. Please do consider joining the society -the membership fee is very small and new members are always welcome. The membership fee would give you access to a huge amount of information to help with your research and it allows us to keep the society going.
It was great to find this site. My brother, James, named for his great grandfather, and I argue about our family history often. We both live in Asheboro, NC.
Father- Donald Eugene East Jr
Grandfather- Donald Eugene East
Great Grandfather- James Madison East
All lived and died in Asheboro
Hi Elton I am glad you found the site and that you found it interesting. I have passed your family details to our research manager to note in our records.
From Elizabethton, TN
Looking for information on James Richard East born december 1879 in Aaton Warwickshire ,shoe maker.
Hi David I have passed your message to Angela our research manager.
We do have information about a James Richard East born 2 October 1879 in Little Bromwich, Warwickshire but no record of his occupation. If he is the person that you are looking for, he married Lily Challenor (b.c1882) and died in Altrincham, Cheshire in 1932.
The earliest recorded ancestor in that line is Samuel East (b.1706) and we have members of our society that share that ancestry.
Please consider joining us and good luck with your research.
Thank you for your information. This would appear to be the Richard East in whom I am interested. I have found that he was a shoe shop manager from Jan - Mar 1902. He married Lily Challonor at Whitchurch, Shropshire in that year.
My next reference for him is as a shoe dealer in 1911 at High Street, Winsford, Cheshire. They had been there nine years and had three children - James Albert, Marjorie Winifred and Lily - my mother.
During 1914 - 16 Richard served in the Shropshire Light Infantry, became a sargeant and was awarded the campaign medal.
They later moved to Altrincham, Manchester, where he died and was survived by his wife Lily, my grandmother.
My interest is in his daughter, Lily, who was my mother. I have no records relating to James or Marjorie, but if anyone has any information I should be pleased to hear from them.
I live in Chocowinity NC. I found your web site interesting my family is originaly from VA. But there was one famous East you my have over looked Nathan East bass play for Eric Clapton for many years.
Hi William Glad you found our website interesting - I have noted your comment about Nathan East thanks - hope you come back to the site again soon
just thought members may be interested in talk related to sir Alfred east RA ‘FROM PEST TO PALACES’the
Extra-Ordinary Life of Philip Alexius de László
An illustrated lecture by Sandra de László
Alfred East Gallery, Sheep Street, Kettering Northants
Wednesday 21st October 2015
at 7.30 pm
Hon. Mrs. de Laszlo is Director and Editor of the de László Catalogue Raisonné and a descendant by marriage of Philip de László, the
well-known portrait painter. She will talk about the life and work of the artist, including his friendship with Sir Alfred East.
thanks for the info Barbara
Hello! I am searching for family history and have come to a dead end. My mother was adopted from Fairmount Maternity Hospital in 1948. Her given name was Nadine East, before the adoption. I had read somewhere that sometimes the nurses would just give random names to babies under their care, so this may not be my mother's surname. I wonder if DNA testing would confirm if she is truly an East baby?
I have passed your message to Ron our DNA manager who may be able to answer that question for you.
Thanks a bunch!
Just an update. I was able to confirm my Easte heritage. My mother petitioned the courts for her original birth records and had received them. I also had her do a autosomal dna test. Turns out that my grandmother's father was James Lewis Easte b. 05 Dec 1897 in Omaha, Nebraska. D. 07 Feb 1954 in Los Angeles, California. The furthest is was able to trace his Easte line was to Asa Easte, b.1806 in Pendleton, SC. Asa was married to Elizabeth Templeton 13 Sep 1826, and died 16 Nov 1846 in Brown County, Ohio. My mother was given her mother's maiden name as her original surname. :)
I am so sorry that I appear to have missed your update message when you left it and have only just noticed it - Well done to you and Mum for confirming your East ancestry! I am unsure if your East ancestors are known to us but if you contact our research manager Angela ( through the committee page ) she may be able to tell you if James or Asa are known to us. Also I know that Ron would be very interested in the results of your mums dna test so perhaps you would be willing to send him the details so that he can see if there are any similarities to dna profiles we already have in our society records. Of course it would be brilliant if you joined the society - we may be able to help you trace your history back further - its quite a small membership fee but we try to make the money go a long way ! please keep in touch :)
Hi, I'm the daughter of Ken East, who is the son of Edmund East from Jamaica, West Indies. I came across the website and found it interesting. I'm always researching our ancestry and the history of that name. I'm trying to find out more about how the name became prevalent in Jamaica.
Hi Georgia, I am glad you found the website interesting. I am not sure but I suspect the name East may have been introduced to Jamaica when Captain John East ( and possibly others with the same name), participated in the conquest of Jamaica in the 1660's Captain John definitely obtained an estate there and his grandson Sir Edward Hyde East was born in Jamaica in 1764 and most likely his father (son of John) was also born there.
The plantations were worked by the slaves and often they chose to take the name of the property owner they belonged to, or that of someone who had been good to them, or who was famous.
The other possibility is that British masters developed relationships with the female slaves, which resulted in the birth of mulatto, quadroon, or mustee children who would have their fathers name.
Our web manager asked if I could find any other information for you. There are two very good websites dealing with Jamaican Family History; these are www.familyhistoryJamaica.com and www.jamaicanfamilysearch.com.
The English army did indeed arrive in Jamaica in 1665 and, therefore, we may presume that the East roots in Jamaica date from that time. East was a common name in Kingston before 1800.
Looking at the documents on the two sites, there were no mention of Easts in the survey of Jamaica in 1670 but Thomas East had land in Orange Street and in Harbour Street in 1702 (Plan of Kingston).
In a survey of land owned in the parish of St. Andrews in 1753, Edward East, son of Francis East, had 724 acres and 34 negro slaves.
Good luck with your research and please let us know of you do verify how the East name came to Jamaica.
How much does a one-year membership cost in US dollars?
I am trying to build a family tree and my grandfather was William David East. He was born on 15 Sep 1894 in Walnut Grove, GA, USA. I believe two earlier relatives are Silas East and Darius East who both lived in Georgia, USA.
Hi Rand I have done a rough conversion for you and the cost of a 1 yr membership is $14.60 and a 3 yr membership is $36.50. I t is obviously more cost effective to have the 3yr membership. We try very hard to keep our membership fee as low as possible so that as many people as possible can afford to belong to the society. I hope you will be joining us and you will find the information on the Become a member page of the website.
just come accross this site. My maiden name was East, father Gordon Hugh East born Yorkshire moved to Suffolk farmer his father Gordon Francis East born Berkshire Gamekeeper Thorpe Perrow Estate Yorkshire. Will be joining as my cousin and I both paint and have often wonder about connection to Sir Alfred East
Hi Nancy - Glad you found us & we look forward to you joining us !
A Post from Clive Alexander on 12/7/2013 02:18:43 am was deleted in error - the post read :
I am looking for information on my great grandmother Bethia (or Bithiah) East, of Luton, Bedfordshire who married George Stanbridge on 30 Sep 1886.
My grandfather, Frederick George Stanbridge, came to South Africa in 1905. She followed him and died here May 1924.
I would like to know more about her family.
Thankyou for any assistance
Hi. I'm helping a friend with roots in Jamaica research her family which includes Sir Edward Hyde East (1764-1847) and his son Sir James Buller East (1789-1878).
Sir Edward has a fascinating history and was very influential in Parliament and India. I'm surprised he isn't on your site as a famous or notable East. His great grandfather was Captain John East who was active in the conquest of Jamaica.
Hi Dave I am slightly surprised by your comment as both Sir Edward Hyde East and Sir James Buller East appear on the Famous & Notable East page
Welcome Barry- I hope you enjoy your research and that your membership of the East Family History Society will be of help to you. There is a wealth of knowledge amongst our committee on many aspects of research and a huge amount of information in our databases which are available to members in the members area of the website. You have just missed our annual AGM & lunch which is a great afternoon, but hopefully you will be able to join us next year. Great to have you with us !
Earlier today Gordon Barry East said:
My daughter Melanie Lena East who has now gone to live in Australia, made me aware of the Society in March 2001. I was searching some family papers, as I am about to relocate from Qatar to the UK and came upon your correspondence from the then membership secretary and together with a bereavement in the family, my interest has been reignited in my family history. I have applied to join the Society and I am excited at the prospect of the historical search.
Apologies Barry - I deleted your post in error while removing several 'spam' messages
Interesting you call me Barry and not Gordon, any particular reason?
My deepest apologies Gordon - I have no idea why I did that .... little grey cells failing me !!!
Born Galveston, Texas
Born 1965 Tauranga, New Zealand. Son to Shirley & Kevin East
I am trying to put together my family tree. Thanks
Hi Trevor, Hopefully now you have found our website you might consider joining the society - we have a very small membership fee and a great deal of East related material and records. I am sure that we would be able to help you with your East ancestor research - our records may even be able to identify others researching the same family !
Hi Trevor do you have any more details of your East ancestors ?
Hi there, i was hoping someone might know of Thomas Frederick East who was born in Childs Hill Hampstead England.in 1844.Here in NZ for 59 years befor he died on 15 July 1923.He married Henrietta Kirwan.I was told his parents were William Thomas East and Anne Wells, but have come across a marriage notice saying Thomas was the second son of Mr J East of Duke st Bloomsbury square London.Any help would be grateful.
Hi Rose thanks for your message and apologies for the delay in responding.
I will pass on your details to the society research manager to see if your East family is known to us. Have you considered joining the society - we have a very small membership fee and a great deal of material and records. I am sure that we would be able to help you with your East ancestor research - our records may even be able to identify others researching the same family !
Hi from an Australian East. I live in Tasmania and have been discovering my convict ancestors. One of them being John East born 1809 in Poyle Middlesex. His father was Robert East born 1781 in High Wycombe he married Hannah Gomm. His father was Joseph East. That's as far back as I've got so far...
great that you have found our website - Have you considered joining our society - we have a very small membership fee and a great deal of material and records. I am sure that we would be able to help you with your East ancestor research - our records may even be able to identify others researching the same family !
Yes I'd love to join.
Hi again, great we are always ready to welcome new members ! You will find how to do this on the Become A Member page which can be found on the side bar - We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Hi Im a East from Western Australia im related to the Captain Mathew Henry East being my 3rd great grand uncle, would love to find out more about the East family and continue the family tree.
Hi Kristine I am sure the society research manager will have some knowledge of your great uncle and I will pass your details to her but it would be great if you might consider joining the society as the small membership fee helps us to keep running the website and with the other costs of keeping the society going to help all those researching their East family ancestors.
We do have some information about Matthew Henry East. He was the son of Matthew East and Charlotte (nee Milford). We know that Matthew and Charlotte were living in Shoreditch, London at the time of their marriage and that Charlotte's parents were Robert and Sarah Milford. Matthew Henry was living with his grandparents at the time of the 1841 Census. Although only 13 years of age, Matthew was working in the copper mines in Cornwall. If you would like any further help with your research ,please e-mail me.
the group are hosting a talk on Wednesday may 21st by Ian luck and publishing a book about
Sir Alfred East - Etchings - at 7.30 in the Alfred East gallery Kettering
everyone is welcome cost to non members £4.00
the gallery has a collection of East paintings on display
Hi not sure why but your post about the talk on the 21 May did not appear on the website until the 29th May
apologies talk is on weds 21st June