Family research

By John Hills

We have received the following email from Christine Poole regarding her family tree.


I have been looking into the Wait side of my family and find from the 1921 Census they were living at 54 Meeching Rd. Two of the household worked for Hughes Motor Works. The head of the household Henry Wait was a retired Coal Dealer for Clarke Sharp. Any idea if they were a Newhaven/Brighton Company?

Yours sincerely Christine Poole.

On carrying some research its seems a H. Wait Coal Merchant traded from a coal yard in Bridge Street area of Newhaven in the 1900's, marked by yellow cross on picture below. 

Also we have found a S. Wait in a school photo from c1916 HERE who may be a branch of Christine's tree!

I seem to remember a Wait family in a shop in South Road possibly about number 44/48 along from my Grandfathers Fish & Chip shop ( C W Collington) who traded from number 18 in the 1940/50's. 

Can you help any further regarding the Wait family?

Photo: Illustrative image for the 'WAIT FAMILY' page

Click Here to go original picture on our website.




This page was added by John Hills on 23/09/2023.
Comments about this page

John, my father Len on occasion would mention a 'Monty Wait' as being someone he knew in the town. Not sure if the surname is spelt the same.

Hi Rob, you are right the name Monty Wate, Waite or Wait does ring a bell ..

The answer is on our website Alan (Monty) Waite is pictured on THIS PAGE in the last picture.

 John -- Editor

By Rob Patten
On 10/10/2023

Hi, I remember a Monty Wait. He sailed on the cross channel boats as a greaser in 1962.

Thanks Bill... hope you ands yours are keeping well.

John-- Editor

By william still
On 11/10/2023

My grandfather Francis Wait had an older brother Henry Wait (same name as his Father) and born in 1903. People who posted here may remember his relations?

By Christine Poole
On 07/11/2023

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