The 3 Heads are Boars Heads (apparently where "Borr-ett" comes from). I've found different versions of the Borrett coat of arms but this one was supposedly one of the earliest. I'll add the formal description which explains the colours etc when I…
"I have Giles Borrett b1691 in Stradbroke, but his children after that seem to have been born in Earsham or Earlsham. I have 2 Judith Borretts in my tree a little later than that but no info on where they were born. I'll keep looking.
"Hi, I'm visiting Stradbroke tomorrow (11.5.2013) with my parents to see what we can discover about the Borrett family. Can you recommend any places we should look? Definitely going to visit the Church.
Krisha White (nee Borrett)"
"Thanks for your message Krisha. I am very pleased to hear from a Borrett because I have had difficulty sorting them out in relation to the Girlings. I take it that you will have seen the transcriptions of the Borrett memorials on the ledger slabs in…"
"Hi John, my Stradbroke Borretts start with Henry Borrett b1487 Brundish d1558 Stradbroke, father of Geoffrey Fairchilde Borrett b1518 d1574 Stradbroke, father of Giles Borrett b1548 d1629 Stradbroke, father of John Borrett b1597 Hoxne d1658…"
"Henry Borrett b1487 Brundish, Norfolk d1558 Stradbroke. Father of Geoffrey Fairchilde Borrett b1518 d1574 Stradbroke. Father of Giles Borrett b1548 d1629 Stradbroke. Father of John Borrett b1597 Hoxne d1658 Laxfield. Father to Thomas Borrett b1632…"
My more immediate Borretts came from Laxfield via my gg grandmother Mary Anne Borrett, but I believe (not yet proven) that they originally came from Stradbroke. Hence my interest in the Stradbroke website. I have the…"
"Hi Douglas, my father is a Borrett and I have traced many of his ancestors to Stradbroke including marriage links to the Girling family way back. I'm hoping to visit the village with my father soon especially to look in the church at the…"
"Hi Michael, my father is a Borrett, I've traced many of his ancestors in Stradbroke, hoping to visit the village soon especially to look in the church where there are plaques in rememberence of Borretts :)"
"Hi Michael, I'm also researching Borretts, many of my ancestors on my fathers side lived in Stradbroke and having seen pictures of the church it seems many were wealthy! Hoping to visit soon to investigate for myself :)"
My more immediate Borretts came from Laxfield via my gg grandmother Mary Anne Borrett, but I believe (not yet proven) that they originally came from Stradbroke. Hence my interest in the Stradbroke website. I have the Laxfield Borretts back to the early 1700s after buying the Parish registers from the Suffolk Registry Office.
I would be very interested in sharing knowledge information with you. Would also be interested in the information John Maslin and the others with Borrett interest have. John has put a comment on your wall.
I live in Australia and visited Suffolk for a month last year. Had a great time. My email address is email@example.com.
Thanks for your message Krisha. I am very pleased to hear from a Borrett because I have had difficulty sorting them out in relation to the Girlings. I take it that you will have seen the transcriptions of the Borrett memorials on the ledger slabs in the north aisle of Stradroke Church that I posted on the Girling discussion. Perhaps we can exchange information.
On my Girling family tree Alice Borrett bap. 23 Oct 1544 at Wilby, Suffolk married Roger Grenling (or Grinlinge) there on 28 Sep 1561. Roger was of Stradbroke and born about 1535. These were the grandparents of Anthony Grenling who was the first husband of Frances Sandcroft. John Gyrlyng of Fressingfield who died 04 Oct 1487 was Anthony's 4x Gt Grandfather.
I hope that you enjoy your visit to the village and I hope to hear from you.
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