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Can you help this Australian man find his Norfolk relatives who owned village pub?

PUBLISHED: 11:50 18 September 2018 | UPDATED: 11:52 18 September 2018

The Rampant Horse in Freethorpe. Picture: Graeme Bush

The Rampant Horse in Freethorpe. Picture: Graeme Bush

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The man and his wife have travelled to East Norfolk to find out more about their ancestors and find their relatives.

Graeme at the entrance of All Saints Church in Freethorpe where Matthew Bush and his Bride Martha Clarke were married in 1854. Picture: Deborah BushGraeme at the entrance of All Saints Church in Freethorpe where Matthew Bush and his Bride Martha Clarke were married in 1854. Picture: Deborah Bush

Deborah Bush, 61, and Graeme Bush, 62, from Colac, Victoria, have traced their family back to 1595 but are keen to find relatives who may still be based in Norfolk.

Mr Bush’s great great great grandfather, Matthew Bush, lived in Freethorpe and bought the Rampant Horse pub which stands on Chappelfield in 1868.

He had three children, Matthew, Robert and John Bush and married Elizabeth Sparks in 1832

Mrs Bush said: “We have drove around the area’s they lived and have been in contact with one of the members of the church where they were christened and got married.

The home Mr and Mrs Bush occupied next to the church. Photo: Graeme BushThe home Mr and Mrs Bush occupied next to the church. Photo: Graeme Bush

“Their might be some of my husbands aunties and uncles around here still, there must be!”

Names of spouses who married into the Bush family include Snelling, Sydall, Lambert, Martins, Haylet, Whitacre, Jones, Beck, Sutton, Turner, Blitho, Rutherford, Rohsburn, Cubbeott and Syms.

If you have any pictures or information email: graemebush@hotmail.com


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