This project began as a vague interest in family trees and
that general sense of wondering who your ancestors might have been. The
result of those tentative initial enquiries was a time-consuming but
thoroughly enjoyable fascination with exploring newly-discovered branches of
the Earwicker family. Initially, the focus was on the Earwickers who
lived and worked around Boxgrove in Sussex, but the project has inevitably
expanded as more 'bits and pieces' turned up (and it is still growing).
The alphabetical index gives you some idea of how far and wide the family has
It has become clear from the publicly available records,
such as censuses and the IGI, that there were 'clusters' of Earwickers in West
Sussex and in Hampshire. Initially it was hard to see if and how these
were related but, as more details have emerged of how tradesmen moved to
wherever the work was available, it has been possible to link several of the
family groups together.
Please feel free to make use of any of the material on this
website for your own research. Where I have remembered to note the
source, it is indicated in the columns marked 'S'. During the
course of my research, I have found loads of transcription errors, some of
them quite incredible and requiring a considerable amount of lateral thinking
to track down 'missing persons'. Please don't treat my work as authoritative - it is the best I
have been able to do with the raw material available, but there are bound to
be errors in it.
Although they are not published on the website,
I have accumulated various bits and pieces about the families into which
Earwickers have married. If you think I might have some information that
could help in your research of related families, please
Names on the 'Earwicker Index' which are not
hyperlinked to an individual record are 'work in progress' and will appear soon. If you have any information which would help me fill in any
me. All contributions welcome! Many thanks to everyone who
has contributed in any way to the information on this site.