BITTESWELL TO NEW ZEALAND
Lester Loomes has sent me a copy of his family Tree. Lester who is from New Zealand currenly lives in Germany. His ancestor Charles James Loomes sailed to and settled in New Zealand in 1874.
I do believe there is a link between the Loomes of Bitteswell and the Loomes of Husbands Bosworth as the 2 villages are only
8 miles apart, but I will need to go back further then I have up to now to find that link. Click here to see Lester's Family Tree.
DID THE LOOMES ORIGINATE FROM AMSTERDAM?
Lester Loomes writes:-
"We have an old family story which cannot be proven that there were 3 brothers who left Amsterdam a few hundred years ago, I presume because of wars etc, and settled in England and we are descended from one of these brothers. I used to be a member of a club about 10 years ago in Christchurch NZ. A new member joined whose name was Robin Loomes and he came from Wanganui, I think, in the North Island. We couldn't find a common link. His grandfather came from Amsterdam after the 2nd World War. We both felt the story could have some basis. Have you heard a similar story?"
DID THE LOOMES FAMILY ORIGINATE FROM FRANCE?
Jessie Peneamena, who is also from New Zealand writes:-
I was on Google yesterday and I found your family tree. My name is Jessie Peneamena and I am e-mailing you from New Zealand!! My grandmother is Yvonne Rosemary Peneamena (nee Loomes) and she is originally from Timaru in the South
Island, where my Uncle Neill (My grandmother's brother - William MacNeill Loomes) still lives today. My grandparents moved from the South Island a number of years ago now, and lived in Whanganui, Wellington, Whakatane, Tauranga. Today, they live
in South Auckland, in a town called Pukekohe. We just recently celebrated grandma's birthday. On your family tree it has her birth date listed as 7 July, although her actual birthday is 11 July.
I just wanted to send you an e-mail to let you know how amazing I think your (our!) family tree is. I called my father and aunties last night to let them know what I had found. If there is any information that you want to know about our side of the family, please let me know if we can be of any assistance. Also wondering if you are going to research further back? My grandmother says that originally the Loomes family was from France? I can get more information if that would be helpful. My grandmother has a bible that had been handed down to her - it is over 100 years old!
It was a wonderful surprise to find this document on the internet. I had only known the family tree from my grandmother's parents (Robert Loomes and Catherine MacNeill) down to us.Thank you
RELATED ALTHOUGH SPELLING OF LAST NAME IS DIFFERENT
I received your name as a result of an inquiry on ancestry.com. We may be related although spelling of last name is different;
my family Looms. My grandfather, George Looms, married to Hannah Emma Browett, was born May 6, 1867 and died July 29,1948. George’s parents, John Looms and Elizabeth Brewin.
My name is Diana Looms Butland and I live in the United States although born in Market Harborough. Like you I have been working on gathering information for some time based on sketchy information I learned from my father, Bernard, the youngest son of George and Hannah. I am coming to Market Harborough in October, have joined the local family history group, and plan
to check out some of the information I have gathered at the Leicestershire Records Office.
Let me know if you think my branch of the Looms family and yours are connected.
Diana and I are both decedents of Thomas Loomes and Alice Peabody, my direct link to them is through their son Thomas and Diane’s direct link is through their son Edward. Click here to go to Diane’s family link.
MY GREAT GREAT GRANDMOTHER WAS
Louisa Elizabeth Loomes was the daughter of George Loomes. Click here to go to the Cave family link.
UPDATE ON THE DUTCH CONNECTION
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