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The Foxearth and District Local History Society

The Foxearth website (F&LDHS) has been around since 2003 and over the years has become pretty much the place to go for local historical information. Due to its generally low-key approach to promoting itself it is only those that go looking for information that will find it. I applaud this approach and try and take a similar stance myself. Like the F&DLHS website my websites have been around for a similar amount of time, the main difference here is that they are an incredible source of knowledge while I was only posting about things that interested me and was largely derivative. In addition my research into the history of the local area started in the 2020's.

This page is part of an on-going research project on the history of Belchamp Walter and the manor of Belchamp Walter. If you have found it making a web search looking for geneological or other information on the village then please bookmark this page and return often as I am likely to make regular updates. If you delve deeper into this website you will find many other pages similar to this one.

For more information on the village of Foxearth, including the Historical account by Thomas Wright, please see my page on the village.

With my current website I hope to add some unique new information and have no intention in competting with the excellent efforts of sites such as F&DLHS. Combined with the resource that the Internet provides generally, largly through sites such as Google and Wikipedia I hope to add somethng myself. My photographs are mainly my own however I am reproducing some that I have found on the Internet along with some maps. It is not my intention to infringe on anyone's copyright and will remove anythng that the owner deems to be violating their rights.


January 28th 1852. - 1852-1853 Bury and Norwich Post newspaper archive

" On Monday last, the remains of Mr S.W. ஓắẏᶆọņȡ were committed to the grave amidst the largest assemblage of persons ever crowded into the village church. Mr R______ was 39 years of age, his family is one of the most ancient in Essex. It is remarkable that for 4 or 5 generations the eldest son has not lived to inherit the estate and the deceased with what is now considered almost a presentiment of early death, sometime since, he planted a shrub to mark his future grave and the remains were not interred in the family vault. "

There are, at least, 2 more articles about the fatal accident involving Samuel William R_______ in the F&DLHS archive.

The statement that Samuel William was not interred in the family vault is inconsistant with the fact that his name features on the plaque in the church indicating who is interred in the family vault under the altar.

On a technical note

The F&DLHS website is not strictly Responsive. However, due to the layout of their pages (mostly text and few photographs) this does not present too much of a problem. The pages can be read on a Smartphome in landscape at a pinch.

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