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Picture No:135
Courtesy of:Eric Streeton
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Lighthouse and village

Picture Added on 10 April 2006.


Hi, I have been researching my Family History for many years now. I have just discovered that some of my ancestors were connected to the Harbour at Rye/Icklesham and the Lighthouse there.

Lindsay Robertson was born 1814, Woolwich, Kent. On the Census for 1881 he is listed as the Deputy Harbour Master & living in the Harbour Master's house.
I have included the census references for anyone who wishes to view them. I use the following website: www.ancestry.co.uk

1881 Census:
Detail: Class: RG11; Piece: 1020; Folio: 62; Page: 8; Line: ; GSU roll: 1341242.
Actual text: Name: Lindsay Robertson
Birth Date: abt 1814
Birth Place: North Woolwich, Middlesex, England
Residence Date: 1881
Residence Place: Icklesham, Sussex, England

Then in 1891 he is listed as the Harbour Lightman.
1891 Census:
Detail: Class: RG12; Piece: 757; Folio 127; Page 11; GSU roll: 6095867.

Actual text: Name: Lindsay Robertson
Birth Date: abt 1814
Birth Place: Woolwich, Kent, England
Residence Date: 1891
Residence Place: Icklesham, Sussex, England

This site is lovely as there are a few pictures of the old Harbour Master's House and Lindsay must also have used the Lighthouse, also pictured here !
This has helped me flesh out my family tree even further. These are lovely pictures. Thankyou.

From Mrs.Deborah Pearce-O'Sullivan ( nee Blanchett )

Added by Deborah Pearce-O'Sullivan on 07 July 2007.

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