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Suffolk Ancestry Tour

 This evening, I am reprising a Suffolk, England ancestry tour for Americans of English descent.

First, we departed our lodgings at Colchester and then continued our ancestry themed tour of East Anglia with first stop at Great Bromley where we received a warm welcome from the local churchwarden. This is a massive church with strong New England ( U.S.A.) connections via the Stone family who still maintain links with the area. Video and images are provided below.

Great Bromley Church

On passing Flatford, we took the opportunity to call in at Flatford Mill on River Stour, subject of famous English artist, John Constable’s famous painting.

Flatford Mill

Thatched Riverside House at Flatford

Next, we moved on to Assington, Groton (which also has close New England links) and Woolverstone. We stopped for lunch at Woolverstone Marina which offered a good aspect over the harbour.

Assington Church

Groton Church


Woolverstone Church


Woolverstone Marina

Next to Ipswich and St. Stephen’s Church which is now a Tourist Information office. Here we were directed to Suffolk County Records Office where we spent a productive hour or so researching Cleveland ancestry.


St. Stephen’s Church, Ipswich

 Finally, we moved on to our destination for the night at Bury St Edmunds passing through Combs en-route.

Tomorrow we visit Cambridge.


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