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From: "Keith/Connie Street" <>
Subject: Re: [MOTT] MOTT family, Essex, England
Date: Thu, 6 Jun 2002 10:43:48 -0500
David, do you live near Braintree so that you could look at or are familiar
with original records??
Connie's Web site: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~conniesfamily/
Keith's Web site:
----- Original Message -----
From: "David Lamb" <>
Sent: Thursday, June 06, 2002 7:16 AM
Subject: [MOTT] MOTT family, Essex, England
> I have just found a short paragraph about the MOTT family in a book I have
> borrowed from the public library, "Essex Worthies" by William Addison,
> published by Philimore, ISBN 0 85033 080 7. It is only short, but it may
> of interest to those researching this Essex family:
> "MOTT: An Essex family of this name played a distinguished part in county
> life for at least 600 years. In the 13th century the name occurs at
> Bradfield. From the 14th century to the 17th it was located chiefly at
> Shalford and Braintree. Sherne Hall, Shalford, was a seat of the family
> towards the end of this period. Members of the Mott family contributed to
> the Armada Fund."
> Bradfield and Shalford are only small villages, so it may help if I say
> Bradfield is about 10 miles north east of Colchester, between Colchester
> Harwich, and Shalford is about 5 miles north west of Braintree, on the
> between Braintree and Saffron Walden. (However there are villages called
> Great Bardfield, Little Bardfield, Bardfield Saling and Bardfield Green
> which are much closer to Braintree, so it is possible that "Bradfield"
> should be Bardfield).
> Also, I expect that "Sherne Hall, Shalford" is what is meant on some
> websites which talk about "Sheme Hall".
> I hope this is helpful to someone.
> David Lamb (Paignton, Devon, UK)
> Interests (Essex): BAXTER, BERRY, EREY, GOLDSTONE, LAMB, MOTT, PARTRIDGE,
> SARGENT, TICHBORNE, WEBB, WILLSHER
> (Suffolk): BRYNGLOVE, CRISPE, FINCH, PARTRIDGE, PORTER, PRATT
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