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I was born in Randwick in 1938.My parents were Len and Freda Axford (nee Russell).    I have traced my Maternal grandmothers family back to the 1790's in the village.   My paternal grandmother, Charlotte Harmer, has Harmer ancestry traced back to the 1660's, and probably , from the Bishops Transcripts, to 1612. You will find more about the Harmer family, in particular the two Georges, elsewhere on this site. Look at the Harmer Family section and Fennemore's History of Randwick.

On my maternal side I have traced the line back to a William Cooke who, from the census' was born in 1797/8 but I have been unable to find a baptism for him.

I have been an exile from Randwick now for forty years and now live in Somerset. My last family connection with the village was my mother's elder sister, Beata Ashmead, who died in 1995 at the age of 97.

If you would like to contact me regarding family history or the village generally, then please e-mail me.