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Jamie and Sue's Website


Back in 1990 our collective story started with a marriage.Sue & Jamie Wedding

10 years later this marriage became the historical link between two very different families and our family story started to be told to the latest generations.

Our names are Jamie and Sue Lawrance (nee Haver) and this site is dedicated to our histories.

In March 2000 Sue and Tom Chambers (Jamie’s Grandparents) celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. This was preceded in January by an idea to give them an unusual anniversary present, their family histories. Our new hobby of genealogy slowly took over and our research is still ongoing.

Before the year was out our new found detective skills were hijacked to investigate the pictorial history of Morton and Hanthorpe. Our interest was piqued and a second hobby of local history was founded.

During our researches we have had the privilege of diversifying and investigating some military history. This was caused when the simple and harmless question “What did my Grandfather do in the war” was raised. A suitcase of photographs and a trip to Austria soon gave us an answer.

Recently a comment about the men of Morton who died in the Great War set us on another history trail and our research into these men can now be found on this site.

As all genealogical researchers will know, research is always ongoing and this web site will develop as new leads are investigated. Please check back regularly to see our latest findings.

All research on this site has been carried out by us, both at archive centres around the country and from primary sources on-line.

Who knows what direction our researches will take next. I suppose it depends upon what questions need answers.

 Lawrance Family Crest

Latest Updates

16th February 2017
Langtoft War Memorial Page
and Abraham Warn

30th December 2016
Bourne War Memorial Page

28th November 2016
New pages for the men on the
Aslackby Memorial page
Herbert Gubbins and James Tyler

18th November 2016
John Edward Stanton page as been added
to the Aslackby Memorial page.

11th November 2016
New pages for the men on the Aslackby Memorial
page Thomas Charles Pickering and
Gerald Bertram Barstow

7th September 2016
Charles Robert Green and Henry Walter Green
from the Aslackby Memorial page

  Haver Family Crest