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Re: Any NOTTAGE in Furneux Pelhan, ESSEX
Posted by: Doug Nottage Date: October 22, 2000 at 02:02:51
In Reply to: Re: Any NOTTAGE in Furneux Pelhan, ESSEX by Vanna Kruisdyk of 102

When I was in England 1965-80 I did a lot of research of the name, mostly prior to 1848 when my particular family left for Australia. I kept all references I came across in the vain hope that I might eventually be ablle to link up all members of the uncommon name. I think I have all available English wills and I have looked at most of the available parish registers. I suspect, but cannot prove, that the name is linked to the town in Wales. In 1272 the village was called Notasse, then variously Notashe, Not(t)asche, etc until Nottage appeared in 1513. Newton Nottage was among the estates of the de Clares who also owned land in Essex from late 12th century. The first Nottage I know of was Richard Notehache inn Essex in 1202 which given the vagaries of spelling at the time is pretty close to the village. As we were never rich or famous, my thought is that we may derive from one or more retainers of the de Clares. Being in a new part of the land they may well have become known as Richard (from) Notehache to distinguish them from others when surnames were starting to be more usual ammong commmoners. My own direct line is proved through parish records, wills etc, back to John Nottage, carpenter, of Furneux Pelham. I know when he died,when he married the second time, but I do not know when he was born because a number of Johns were baptised at about the right time within a year or two of each other. I suspect however that this John came from a Stansted MtFichet family and if that can be proved anoother hundred + years can be added on which is as far back as church records go. Most Nottages lived Essex/Herts/Cambridge, but one branch of my family went to Lancaster in the 18th century. And of course some to America. I have not yet identified these although I am sure that some folks there could tell me. If you are interested I can send you some details that might help you. However, I have done little on the subject for many years and have not yet put anything into the computer so you might need to be patient for complex material.

I will be happy to hear from anyone. I would hate all thhat work to be wasted.


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