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rod bigg AMIEE, DipEE (View posts)
Posted: 24 Dec 2000 8:15AM GMT
My father was Alf born and raised as a cockney in the twenties (i know we have relatives in kent. Moved to blackpool during the second world war to build bombers. I would like to hear from anybody with info about ou family. does any body know the origins of the name? i think it's after a certain kind of four eared wheat called "bigg" the bigg market in newcastle england is named after it.

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Posted: 18 Nov 2004 5:06PM GMT
Classification: Query
Rod
I am looking for descendants of a William John BIGG born Islington around 1890 to William John Bigg and Charlotte Annie Young. They had 3 sons - William, Henry (aka Harry) and Charles (my grandad). Both Charles and Harry lived in Kent, where both my dad (Ken) and I were born
The family originally comes from Watford but spent much of the C18 in Islington
Anything sound familiar?
My Dad is 73 and would dearly love to contact any of his long lost cousins
Keep in touch
Alison

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Rod Bigg (View posts)
Posted: 19 Nov 2004 9:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
My father was a "Cockney" but there is a hive of our family in Kent [Sally Gunnell is married to one of them]. The only one of my dads brothers I know is Teddy, but there are several more. My immediate family now lives in Blackpool where my Dad was posted to build bombers during the 2nd WW.
Regards

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rod bigg (View posts)
Posted: 22 Nov 2004 9:20AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thinking on the following may be helpfull.
1] My sister Jeanette has been compling a family tree - She lives in Blackpool [Ring Blackpool 01253347324 I think!].
2] All the boys have a middle name "William"
3] My fathers name was Alfred William Bigg [A Cockney]

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Alison (View posts)
Posted: 22 Nov 2004 12:42PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: BIGG
Rod
Thanks for the info
I will call your sister
Do you know if your grandad was born in Islington around 1890?
If so he may be the same William Bigg as in my tree
My Dad (his nephew) never knew if his Uncle Will got married or had any children
If so, then your Dad is my dad's cousin!
My Dad was born in West Wickham, Kent in 1931
Dad would be so pleased if you are related, since he had 4 daughters and so the 'Bigg' name stops with him
Cheers
Alison

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Diane (nee Bigg0 (View posts)
Posted: 10 May 2005 1:24PM GMT
Classification: Query
Was your uncle Teddy Bigg a butcher who lived in Sheen, SW London? If so he was my father's cousin.

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Posted: 10 May 2005 3:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: BIGG
Rod, I never got round to callin your sister. My computer crashed and I lost alot of information. Anyway, all backed up now
Do you by any chance know the name of your Grandad on the BIGG side and if the family was from North London
Thanks
Alison

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rod bigg (View posts)
Posted: 11 May 2005 7:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
yes i think so, my father was a cockney who went to blackpool during the war to work at vickers. I nearly put Teddy's eye out with some scissor's it is my earliest memory [about 2 years old]

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rod bigg (View posts)
Posted: 11 May 2005 7:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
sorry no, my sister may know. But he left my grandmother for another woman and was never seen again [Aledgedly - but who knows what went on]

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Posted: 11 May 2005 2:49PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: BIGG
Rod
What you say about your grandad leaving your grandmother and going AWOL is very interesting
My Dad has an old family 'story' about Uncle Will being a bit of a black sheep and possibly having an affair
Maybe it's the same William Bigg
My dad was born in 1931 and his father Chalres Albert Bigg was 14 years younger than his oldest brother William. If your dad was born in the 20's it makes sense
I have left a message for your sister on the number you left and hope she calls
Thanks again, we may be almost cousins
Cheers
Alison
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