I am trying to trace my family can you help
Hoping you’ll forgive another colonial trying to track down his roots, I am looking for information on the Lincoln family in Laindon. I visited there in the mid-sixties, (I was about eight years old) and had two aunts living in the area, though I’m sure neither of them had the last name Lincoln. What I remember clearly is a house–next to the house one of the aunts lived in–on a rural road walking distance from town that had a sign on the front gate saying “Lincoln’s Hope”. My father (also Tom Lincoln) told me that the house and lands nearby had once belonged to his grandfather. Though the house no longer belonged in the Lincoln family, the sign was still there.
I’m only just beginning to try to find out more about my family history, and would appreciate even the smallest titbit someone might have on the subject.
A quick bit of biography in case it might help. My grandfather–a Londoner I believe–immigrated to Canada around the turn of the last century. He and his family returned to Britain several times, but finally settled in Canada permanently. My father was born in Calgary Alberta, and as a young man joined the RCAF. He spent much of WWII in York, but I know he spoke of visiting Laindon on leave.
I appreciate any information you can provide.
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