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From my notes

A few years  ago I visited the Suffolk Record Office at Ipswich and recorded these entries. I was looking up the Cracknell name, which you’ll see is the most prominent. 

Some Redlingfield Marriages

19th Oct. 1760 – George Whiting (single man) and Mary Cracknell (single woman), both of this parish. Married by me, Thomas Howes (curate) and in the presence of John Baines and John Markham.

27th Jul. 1773 – John Cracknell (bat.) and Ann Playford (spin.), both of this parish.

6th Sept. 1787 – John Johnson (of the parish of Occold), single man, and Mary Cracknell, spin., of this parish. Married in the presence of Thomas Cracknell and Sarah Goodman/Goodmans

14th Oct. 1799 – George Cracknell (of the parish of Creeting All Saints) and Annie Moore, of this parish. Married in the presence of Joshua Cracknell and Edward Platford/Playford.

2nd Dec. 1800 – Benjamin Cracknell (bat.) and Mary Catterpool (spin.), both of this parish. Married in the presence of William Catterpool and Edward Turnish.

6th Jan. 1807 – Oliver Howes (batchelor) and Mary Cracknell (spinster), both of this parish. Married in the presence of Simon Howes and Ann Wetton.

Some Redlingfield Baptisms

25th Mar. 1763 – Benjamin, son of Thomas Cracknell and Mary his wife.

21st Feb. 1802 – Alice, daughter of Benjamin Cracknell and Mary his wife.         Privately baptised.

24th Nov. 1807 – Charles (born 1803), son of Benjamin Cracknell and Mary Cracknell. Privately baptised.

24th Nov. 1807 – Benjamin (born 1805), son of Benjamin and Mary Cracknell. Privately baptised.

24th Nov. 1807 – John (born 1805), son of Benjamin and Mary Cracknell. Privately baptised.

11th Feb. 1810 – Elizabeth, daughter of Benjamin and Mary Cracknell.

Then these words are written.

When this you see remember me for I have lived here for many a day. Charles Cracknell wrote this the 31st day of January 1819 Redlingfield.

7th Jul. 1752 – John, son of Thomas and Mary Cracknell.

5th Jul. 1754 – Thomas, son of Thomas and Mary Cracknell.

3rd Nov. 1754 – Thomas, son of Thomas and Mary Cracknell.

9th Apr. 1756 – Richard, son of Thomas Cracknell and his wife.

24th Sep. 1758 – Charles, son of Thomas and Mary Cracknell

25th Mar. 1763 – Benjamin, son of Thomas and Mary Cracknell

1st Apr. 1767 – Mary, daughter of Benjamin and Mary Cracknell.

29th Apr. 1777 – Mary, daughter of John and Mary Cracknell.

10th Sep. 1782 – Thomas, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Cracknell.

20th Feb. 1783 – Mary, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Cracknell.

30th May 1784 – Richard, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Cracknell.

2nd Jul. (born) 1786 – John, son of George and Rebeckah Cracknell (nee Bales).

1st Jun. (born) 1788 – George, son of George and Rebeckah Cracknell (nee Bales).

7th Nov. 1790 – Thomas, son of George and Rebeckah Cracknell (nee Bales).

1st Jul. 1795 –  Lettice, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Cracknell.

21st Feb. 1802 – Alice, daughter of Benjamin and Mary Cracknell.

3rd May 1807 – Mary Ann, daughter of Oliver and Mary Howes.

20th Nov. 1808 – Lucy, daughter of Oliver and Mary Howes.

11th Sep. 1810 – Henry, son of Oliver and Mary Howes.

2nd Jun. 1811 – Robert, son of Oliver and Mary Howes.
 

Some Redlingfield Burials

20th Jul. 1800 – John Cracknell

31st Jun. 1808 – Mary Cracknell, aged 73.

29th Dec. 1809 – Thomas Cracknell, aged 55.

4th Aug. 1810 – Mary Cracknell, aged 33.

Thorndon: A Clayland Village

Thorndon – A Clayland Village was published in June of this year and, having not acquired a copy yet, sounds like a good account of the whole history of the village. I have very good reasons to read it. As a researcher of Suffolk family trees I am told that it mentions my wife’s family in it, especially the Cracknells. Shadrack and John (her great-grandfather and her grandfather respectively) were both master carpenters in the village. Indeed the author Irene is a cousin of my mother-in-law, her grandmother Zenobia Lockwood being a sister to Shadrack.

A few years ago I researched the Thorndon Lockwoods to some detail, stemming from finding that Zenobia Cracknell had married Robert Lockwood, a pork butcher from Thorndon. If my memory is correct I think Zenobia was also born at Thorndon, as was Shadrack. I would welcome anyone to get in touch who are researching either the Cracknells or the Lockwoods of Thorndon.

The book is priced at a reasonable £5 and at the moment is only available from the village shop.