Lummis Family History

My Ancestors

I had always been intrigued as to how both my parents had the same surname as I knew that their two families were not closely related. Eventually curiosity get the better of me and, having a bit more time after taking early retirement, I started researching my family tree.

That was over 20 years ago when little could be found on the Internet and I spent many hours in the Suffolk Record Office peering at microfiche and reels of film. On an occasional visit to London, I also managed to search for births, deaths and marriages from the bound indexes at the Family Records Centre in London and also visited the Metropolitan Archives so my quest took some considerable time.

Now it is so much easier and about 7 years ago I managed to find the final link and discovered that the common ancestors were John Lummis and his wife Ester Dickerson who were married in Stoke Ash in 1713. My parents were married in the same church so the family did not travel far!

The chart below shows their ancestry with the common ancestors annotated.

  • Legend:
  • Subject
  • Mother
  • Father
  • Common Ancestor
Stanley Lummis
(b. 1907, d. 1965)
John Lummis, Junior
(d. Bef 1728)
John Lummis
(b. Bef 1687, d. Bef 1766)
Anne Spurgen
(d. Bef 1744)
John Lummis
(b. Bef 1714, d. Bef 1803)
Ester Dickerson
(d. Bef 1772)
Charles Lummis
(b. Bef 1753, d. Bef 1826)
Mary Parker
(b. Abt 1723, d. Abt 1801)
John Lummis
(b. Bef 1776, d. Bef 1857)
Frances Wright
(b. Abt 1743, d. Bef 1827)
Edward Lummis
(b. 1809, d. 1881)
Thomas Pollard
(d. Bef 1763)
James Pollard
(b. Bef 1746, d. Bef 1783)
Sarah Pollard
(b. Bef 1776, d. Bef 1827)
Christian Williams
(b. Abt 1751, d. Abt 1796)
Edward Lummis
(b. 1832, d. 1911)
Robert Palmer
(b. Bef 1732, d. Bef 1795)
Daniel Palmer
(b. Bef 1770)
Margaret Markham
(d. Bef 1797)
Elizabeth Palmer
(b. 1795, d. Bef 1866)
Elizabeth Elmer
(b. 1771, d. Bef 1800)
William Lummis
(b. 1857, d. 1923)
William Sexton
(b. Abt 1748, d. 1836)
William Sexton
(b. Bef 1775, d. Bef 1853)
John Sexton
(b. Abt 1811, d. Bef 1884)
Marianne Rivers
(b. Bef 1775, d. Bef 1849)
Sarah Sexton
(b. Bef 1833, d. 1913)
Elizabeth Last
(b. Abt 1805, d. 1882)
Kate Lummis
(b. 1887, d. 1963)
John Frost
(b. Cal 1799, d. Bef 1878)
Edward Frost
(b. Abt 1828, d. Bef 1871)
Maria Jolly
(b. Cal 1795, d. Bef 1878)
Emma Frost
(b. 1855, d. 1926)
Benjamin Anderson
(b. 1775, d. Bef 1811)
John A. Anderson
(b. Cal 1804, d. 1876)
Sarah A. Anderson
(b. 1828, d. 1906)
Hester Sargood
(b. Cal 1797, d. Est 1839)
Brian E. Lummis
William Lummis
(b. Bef 1780, d. Abt 1865)
Creasy W. Lummis
(b. Bef 1812, d. Bef 1886)
James Creasey
(b. Abt 1767, d. 1828)
Sarah Creasey
(b. Bef 1794, d. Bef 1835)
Sarah Barnes
(b. Bef 1769, d. 1842)
Henry E. Lummis
(b. Abt 1843, d. 1921)
William Abbot
(b. Cal 1750, d. Bef 1819)
Thomas Abbott
(b. Abt 1780, d. Bef 1851)
Mary Quinton
(b. Cal 1751, d. Bef 1820)
Sophia Abbott
(b. Cal 1807, d. Bef 1884)
John Balaam
(b. Abt 1752, d. 1829)
Rachel Balaam
(b. Abt 1782, d. Bef 1842)
Mary Welton
(d. 1819)
Edward Lummis
(b. Abt 1880, d. 1956)
James Collins
(b. Abt 1758, d. Bef 1824)
James Collins
(b. Bef 1794, d. Bef 1865)
Sarah Gibson
(b. Abt 1762, d. Bef 1848)
William Collins
(b. 1823, d. 1901)
Mary Andrews
(b. Bef 1780, d. Bef 1854)
Harriet Collins
(b. 1847, d. 1937)
John Lummis
(b. Bef 1687, d. Bef 1766)
Richard Lummis
(b. Abt 1719, d. Bef 1804)
Ester Dickerson
(d. Bef 1772)
Dickerson Lummis
(b. Bef 1747, d. 1831)
Elizabeth [Lummis]
(b. Abt 1721, d. Bef 1806)
William Lummis
(b. Bef 1769, d. Abt 1796)
Mary Howard
(b. Abt 1741, d. Bef 1807)
Richard Lummis
(b. 1796, d. Bef 1870)
Edward Tidyman
(b. Abt 1744, d. 1826)
Mary Tideman
(b. 1775, d. 1867)
Mary Lummis
(b. 1824, d. 1903)
Elizabeth Steggall
(b. Abt 1800, d. Bef 1840)
Annie G. Lummis
(b. 1909, d. 1985)
Ruth M. Godbold
(b. 1881, d. 1970)
Jonathon Godbold
(b. Bef 1781, d. Abt 1846)
William Godbold
(b. 1819, d. Abt 1864)
Ann Pike
(b. Abt 1790, d. 1879)
Kerenhappuch Godbold
(b. Abt 1858, d. 1939)
Eliza A. Armstrong
(b. Abt 1822, d. Abt 1891)
  • Legend:
  • Subject
  • Mother
  • Father
  • Common Ancestor