I live in NZ and as such doing any genealogy in the UK is really really hard, especially when records only go so far and I have details prior to these. In saying this, I am hoping that there is someone out there is is related to my Stucks and can help me with info.
My John STUCK b 24 December 1803 in Colne Engaine, Essex, married Mary Ann REYNOLDS c1830. Mary Ann was b 22 October 1811 in Braintree, Alpamstone, Essex. Mary Ann d 22 October 1880 in Alphamstone, Essex and John d 24 December 1880 in Alphastone, Essex.
Johns parents were Henry & Susan. I do not know Susan's surname or anything about these two. I have got the 1841 census which tells me that Henry was born 1778 and Susan 1788 but other than this, I'm at a lost.
John & Henry are my 4th & 5th great grandfather respectively. Henry had three children that I can find, John, Samuel (b 1805) & Charles (b 1806). John and Mary Ann were bunnies and had 11 children (James b 1833, Samuel b 1836, Joseph b 1838, Edmund b 1840, Caroline b 1841, Mary Ann b 1842 d 3 days later, George b 1845 died one week later, George b1847 died 4 days later, Benjamin b 1849, Mary Ann b 1852 died 10 days later, Arthur b 1861). From what I can gather only James Reynolds b 1833 (my 3rd great grandfather) came to New Zealand.
Can anyone help me on how to go forward on this? According to the census Henry & Susan lived at Lodge Gate, Gosfield, which is in the Parish of Gosfield Enum. District.