THE LOUNGE HAS MOVED - AND IS NOW AN AUTOMATED DISCUSSION FORUM CALLED THE
Original Postings are Archived
- An open forum for e-mail on anything you'd like to share. Ideas such as , Favourite
recipes, Fishing tips, The kiddies, Brag about your skill and offer help, Sport, Favourite
holidays, Claims to fame and how to make a million!, Pastimes, Hobbies, etc, etc, Get the Idea - Good, Go for it!
Tue, 19 May 1998 05:01:42 GMT by Marcus Bicknell
A NEW Beacon Hill Newsletter
It's the autobiographical Memoir written by William in 1816, added to in 1891 and 1821.
A social document of 200 years ago.
Transcribed from the hand-written original by Raymond Huia White of Auckland, New Zealand,
great-great-great-great-Grandson of William Bicknell 1783-1859.
Raymond Huia Whites mother was Florence Ivy Bicknell, great grand-daughter of Alfred
James Bicknell 1817-1897, 11th of the 17 children of William Isaac Bicknell and Phoebe
Wed, 17 Dec 1997 06:59:00 GMT by Marcus Bicknell
On Beacon Hill Newsletter No.
1 & 2 re-launched!
allong with ANOTHER 3 enthrawling stories in Newsletter 3,4 and now 5.
Newsletter 3 Subject is
Ellen Bicknell d. (1902-1994)
Newsletter 4 Subject is
Raymond Bicknell (1875-1927):
The Accident in
the Southern Aiguille d'Arve
Newsletter 5 Subject is
John Rupert Bicknell (1929-1997):
All available from Marcus Bicknell's NEW LOOK WWW pages at
Take a look :-)
Sun 14th Dec 1997 19:40 GMT by Ron Bicknell
I have came upon a site that is of interest to members
of the Southern branch of the family.
It has some info including wills on the Cash family This is William Bicknell of Amherst
Co.'s wifes family.
Included are her(Hannah's) fathers and grandfathers wills.
These are the oldest known ancestors in this line.
Check out Randy Martins genealogy
Wed, 3 Dec 1997 15:32:11GMT by Shelagh Bucknell
Hi my name is Shelagh Bucknell
nee Bicknell (yes that's correct, it's not a typo).
I live in Langley, British Columbia, Canada but was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire May 9,
My father was John Albert born Blackley April 28, 1921 died Halifax March 18, 1988.
I would be able to provide further Bicknell information.
Sun 16th Nov 1997 20:35 GMT by Derek Bicknell
Hello all, trust those I've not heard from recently are keeping well.
A short note to let you know that I'm currently in the process of working with Thomas W Bicknell's 1913 genealogy Book.
I will be writing up the First few chapters for inclusion on this web site and then I'll
be spending endless hours entering the genealogy into our existing genealogy database.
Once done I will be posting the new genealogy HTML pages here for all to view :)
I apologize to those of you who have been kindly sent in their family lines to me and are
patiently waiting for them to appear.
It's going to be a couple of months before I can get the next update together. SORRY!
Thur 6th Nov 1997 07:50 GMT by Derek Bicknell
You May be wondering if I did did return home! - Although I assure you Karen and
I were very tempted to stay.
I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to Ira and Joanne for their gracious
hospitality, they had me feeling like Royalty during my stay :))
AND a very big thank you to Wesley and Barbara
for hosting a wonderful gathering of Bicknell cousins, it's
left Karen, Liam and myself with life long memories.
SO??... YES I'm
Home... Ummm, why so few changes???
Well I will beg for your forgiveness and offer a token excuse. Here goes!!
It would seem that during the short 3 week break away from Work, many unforseen events
took place to present me with a large headache on my return.
To sum up, I'm now facing some very difficult career decisions and It's unlikely that I'll
find the kind of stability I previously enjoyed, that afforded me the pleasures of my
But never fear, life will surely go on and I'm a born surviver.... the show must go on.
I must also make a concerted effort over the winter months to start my own research on
the large number of Bicknell families in my imediate locality, which will include my own
family roots along the way.
BUT and this is important,
I would still like to maintain the ALL of the wonderful relationships that I have so
enjoyed building with you all, Please don't take my inactivity as a sign of
Keep the mail coming, if need be I'll employ a secretary (Kaz) to help run the show :))
(All I need is an easy way to ask her! sugestions welcome)
Keep watching the 'What's New' page for changes, which will
be announced in the alt.family-names.bicknell newsgroup.
Lastly, may I suggest you might like to have some fun 'behind my back' in contacting
I can assure you that everyone of the 78 cousins (all related somehow!) on the Contacts page are the friendliest people on earth.
Don't take my word for it.... it's what makes our Bicknell Family the GREATEST :)))
That's all for the moment fokes, I have a Mini Bicknell gathering on Sunday 9th Nov to
Take good care for now, with warmest regards from your Webmaster.
Wed, 24 Sep 1997 07:50 GMT by Derek Bicknell
Notice is given THAT ->
The Webmaster will be Goofing Off for 3 Weeks FUN
in the SUN !!!
If you're interested here's how it Should work out :)
First stop Orlando on Saturday 26th Sept, for a overnight stop, then Flying again on
Sunday to Fort Worth, TX.
Here I hope to meet a good friend (Dave) that I've made via IRC, the plan is quick tour of
Fort Worth and a Bicknell Family meal at a famous Steak House called Cattlemen's.
Dave very kindly posted on for me a letter of intro and Meal invitation to the 14 Bick's
that live around the Dallas/FW area,
not telling who might show up!
So - Monday - I hop on a Greyhound Bus and head East for a rendezvous with Ira Bicknell
who will be my host for a few days.
Ira has talked about a trip north to find some state markers for William Becknell's
Friday - I fly back to Orlando, for a rest!!
Saturday - Karen, Liam and 5 other friends fly into town :)
Sunday - Karen, Liam and myself will be driving to St Petersburg to find Wesley Bicknell's
Here we hope to meet, Aaron, Ron, Dennis, Jeanette and Tedi for the afternoon.
Monday onwards will be 2 Weeks of Disney Fun - Yipeee :))))
Watch this space for the story of our Epic adventure and lot's of new Family photo's
too.... when ( IF!! ) I return.
Fri, 12 Sep 1997 20:22 GMT by Derek Bicknell
1977 and/or 1985 Southern Bicknell Books written by Vera Reeve.
Will pay TOP DOLLAR.
Please contact Ron Bicknell
WANTED !! -
"Dead or Alive" A friend of mine, Neil, is an avid Model train
Enthusiast and would be interested in buying
"American Flyer" S-Gauge rolling stock
If you have any that you are willing to sell, Please E-mail
me and make a excenric Englishman deliriously happy AND
NOW - APPEARING ON A PC SCREEN NEAR YOU..... DEL, KAZ and LIAM Oh, Yes another giant leap for
Bicknell Kind, Hehehe.
How can this be - ???
Well - I've invested in a TV/Video PCI card for my PC which combined with a CamCorder and
either MS Netmeeting or VocalTec's Internet Phone will send live video over the Net ->>>
TO YOU :))))
Anyone brave enough to give it a try? - Set up an internet phone and be prepaired for a
grinning Webmaster In Your face!!
Mon, 01 Sep 97 09:16:48 PDT Doug Bicknell
Thought I would give this chat room a try, I'm pretty new at this so
bear with me.
Just thought I'd say hello to all my fellow Bicknell's out there in cyberland.
Sun, 08 Aug 1997 1840 GMT by Derek Bicknell
The Web masters Hard Drive has Been replaced and is fully functional again, and all for
free, thanks to those nice service chappies at Gateway 2000 !!
NEWS NEWS NEWS
---->>> The Bicknell's Newsgroup now available on DejaNews!!!!
You can now View ALL the postings that have been made to our family Newsgroup via the
DejaNews WWW site.
From the First page on the site enter alt.family-names.bicknell in the top quick search
box and and click the search button.
This should take you directly to the our newsgroup, showing the last 20 postings.
You can then click on any of them and read/reply as you wish.
Can I please ask you to make a posting to the group, with a short note, to let the rest
of the family know you are able to view the postings. AND any other notes you may care to
The Group sadly suffers from 'Spam' mail and some of it non too tasteful.
'Spam' is unavoidable and affects all 'Unmoderated' news groups, although steps can be
taken (And I have).
Please don't let this put you off using the NG, it is a superb way of sharing your news
with all your other cyber cousins.
Just bear in mind that the NG can be viewed by anyone so don't post any personal details.
OK, there you have it!! - over to you :)
Post anything, not just genealogy, we have a wide variety of interests throughout our
diverse cyber family.
You would be surprised at how others may find your trivia interesting, I know I'd be
fascinated to hear of any of my cousins interests. Let's have some fun with this, I have
recently had some great chats through ICQ with several cousins
in the session together, we can all make some wonder friendships using these tools...
SO don't be strangers, we are all one big happy family -->>> GO FOR IT! - HAVE
Sun, 03 Aug 1997 21:51 GMT by Derek Bicknell
The Web masters Hard Drive has turned VERY SICK
I'll need to get it replaced and then go through a reload of all the applications
I have all the valuable Bicknell Family Info. backed up to a second HDD so nothing is lost
I will let you know here when all is well again - till then take care one and all !!
Tue, 5 Aug 1997 13:47:14 BST by Bob Bicknell.
Just wanted to let you know that on a recent visit to the Massachusetts State Archives.
I went through the index to births, deaths and marriages in MA (years 1841-1905) and
extracted all the Bicknell entries.
This index contains the person's name, the year of the event and the volume and page of
the actual record.
I am now in the process of transcribing this information into a much larger spreadsheet of
Bicknell vital record information.
If anyone needs a lookup on a specific person or persons please
let me know.
Sat, 2 Aug 1997 15:52:27 BST by Ron Bicknell.
Helen Walters - the vice president of the
Bicknell Family Association is pleased to announce.
The Bicknell Family Reunion
On Aug. 9 1997. It
starts at 12:00 with a meeting afterwards. This
event will be held at the Bicknell United Methodist
church, 309 West 3rd street in Bicknell Indiana.
It sounds like this may be their last gathering due to lack of interest.
With your permission I would like to fill people in on the family site.
If this is their last meeting I will try my best to locate books and newsletters.
Helen also mentions that the Bicknell library has Bicknell family info.
Mon, 28 Jul 1997 12:41:09 BST by
Downloaded the ICQ program and found it a snap - not easy since I am just crawling out
of PC illiteracy (See Dick. See Jane. See Puff run.,etc).
It's an American joke about how most of us learn to read).
Look forward to hearing from distant cousins in distant places.
My number is 2394315. And, of course, my address is Joe22853@ibm.net.
I hope others will notify me when they sign up, especially since it can be done
automatically if you just follow the simple instructions.
If nothing else, I am learning more about the PC and the Internet.
Thanks for your helpful suggestions, Del.
Incidentally we had a little earthquake last Friday (a mere 4.9)
A sobering change of pace from the usually incredible San Diego weather.
No damage or injuries. Just a good reminder that bad things can happen even in this
Later dudes (and dudettes)
P.S. Any good Aussies out there? Lemme hear from you, mate?
Fri, 18 Jul 1997 16:05:30 BST by Ron Bicknell.
Let's not give up on the newsgroup yet.
I know all the crude spam is disgusting but this could be an invaluable tool to share
To this end I have posted info on Nehemiah Bicknell.
He is not part of my direct line but I have a lot of facts regarding his life.
If someone is interested in this info and can't access the newsgroup, E-mail me I'll be glad to respond.
The news group could be a fabulous way to share all sorts of family information and bring
us all a great deal closer.
It's up to you folks to make it work, so far I'm only aware of 8 Bicknell's who have
To date these domains are carrying the Bicknell newsgroup.
Concentric.net Spumco.com Bellsouth.net
Chebucto.ns.ca indigo.net flash.net
AND -->> AOL.COM
Now I know there are about 30 Bicknell's with AOL accounts!!! only Ron Bicknell has posted to let me know he's hooked
I'm sure Ron would be willing to help his fellow AOL'ers get access to the group. PLEASE
Naturally CompuServe, MSN and Prodigy are the main players and I'd be interested to
know if any of you with these accounts can get to our NG??
If our Newsgroup is NOT listed by your ISP's news server - try to find the company News
Administrator's E-mail ID and post request to them to have our Newsgroup added.
If you have problems in persuading them - tell them AOL is carrying the NG and threaten
(If you dare) to leave your ISP in favour of an ISP that will give access... If you're not
that brave :))) Mail Me and I'll put some heat on
your News Admin., it worked in one case I tried !
May I BEG you (You know I'm good at that!!! ) to try and find the
alt.family-names.bicknell Newsgroup and make an small 'Hello I'm here' posting to let the
others know you're listening, that's all you need do -
Mon, 7 Jul 1997 16:33:21 BST by Bobbie Bicknell Coray.
I'm back for a visit.
Let's add more genealogy to these messages!
I'm a descendant of Hiram Bicknell born in Stephentown, New York in 1807.
Hiram had two sons John and Hiram jr. and two daughters, Mary and Anna, he was married to
Anyone out there got more information on Hiram?
Keep up the good work, we really appreciate your putting this fab thing
Tue, 10 June 1997 17:20 GMT by Derek Bicknell
The Bicknell Net :)
Scott Bicknell has now registered www.bicknell.net
on the 'Internic'.
So now finding your favorite Web sites are even easier just enter http://www.bicknell.net
as a URL.
For the time being it will take you directly to This Site, but as time goes on other
Bicknell web sites will be plugged in!!
Final plans are now being made for a small during the last week of September 1997.
If you would like details of When and Where - Please E-mail
Tue, 29 May 1997 15:17 GMT by Derek Bicknell
The Family grows :))
Tim and Sarah Bicknell from Haslemere,
Surrey, England have asked me to pass on their happy news.
Two weeks ahead of his expected arrival, Mark made his way into the world on the
26th of May,
as described by Tim....
"We arrived at the hospital at 7am and he was born at 9.50 so it all happened a
He was only 5lb 14oz so quite small. I was at the birth and think that was probably big
Sarah did not have any pain relief, as it was too late for anything except the gas, which
she did not like".
This is Tim and Sarah's first child and I'd like to wish them all good health and
Right now Tim is hard at work trying to finish off the nursery which now requires
completion ahead of schedule ready for Mother and Son's return from hospital tomorrow!!!!
It'll be some time before Mark conforms to any kind of schedule :)
And as a small point of interest.
Mark shares his birthday with my son Liam ! now 4 years old. Small world EH!
Tue, 27 May 1997 22:45:00 GMT by Derek Bicknell
Hi to all :)
Sorry if it appears that the site has gone a little quiet lately, this is mainly due to
the amount of work going on in other areas of the project. IRC chat,
Newsgroup, and meetings in the 'flesh' :)
For now I'd like to offer some help to those studying the 'Southern' family.
Ron Bicknell has been very actively researching the
Amherst county records and Kathy Tabb has a great deal
of information to be included in this Branch.
Both have published valuable information in the Family Newsgroup -
To this end I have put the descendants of
William Bicknell b: 1714 in Amherst Co., Virginia, USA d: 7 May 1781 in
Amherst Co., Virginia, USA
In a self extracting Pkzipped GEDCOM format (No longer Available) Please contact me for the latest Version Del@Bicknell.net
for those that wish to download it and compare / add / amend / correct it.. for
Using Netscape all that should be required is to click the Hyper link and Netscape should
prompt you as to where you wish to save the file.
Aside from that I must thank all of you for your continue support in all of this work.
As time permits I will be sending a personal E-mail to each of you as it's important for
me to keep the spirit of this project alive - namely family ties.:)) To date
we have a Cyber family of about 100 !!! The friendliest family on the NET - Fantastic.
Tue, 09 Apr 1997 13:46:00 GMT by Derek Bicknell
NEWS NEWS NEWS ---->>> The Bicknell's now have a
Yes Cuz, Del's been busy :))))
We now have our own newsgroup for all the Bick's and related names (Picknell, Pecknell,
Becknell, Becnell Etc) to use to share absolutely anything!!
I will be using it to let you all know of changes to our Web Site 'On Beacon Hill'
But it would be nice to see news on other family related topics!
Hobies, genealogy request, Family meetings, Tips, the possibilities are endless!
Please try and subscribe to the newsgroup, if it's not listed on your news reader
you'll need to send an E-mail to your News Admin and request that access be given to
If you are able to subscribe, please post a mail in the newsgroup to let me know you're
able to read/write to it.
Thu, 20 Mar 1997
15:46:41 GMT by Aaron Bicknell
I will check into other resources for netmeeting servers.
I will also look into getting Internet Phone for myself. Either way, I look forward to
communicating over the net... without typing even.
Good points on both parts.
How about this for an idea.
Place a link on the Lounge page to a comprehensive IRC
info/schedule page so the Bick Clan can arange online gatherings easily.
Thanks Aaron, I like the idea of the IRC info page.
I'll add it to the list of projects :)) - It's quite a long list, lots of new things going
to happen here over the next few months.
On that note I'd also like to announce that Titus Bicknell and I will be
getting together to double the effective size of On Beacon Hill - Please check out the new
link to Marcus's page..
This will include putting Marcus's 'On Beacon Hill' newsletters online and provide more
room for Bicknell Stories and Photo's, Not to mention that ever expanding Family Tree.
Wed, 19 Mar 1997 15:05:25 GMT by Aaron Bicknell
I figured I would actually contribute to the page instead of typing your ear off for a
How has everything been running with MS NetMeeting?
I will have a respectable NetMeeting setup from home in a couple of months or so (after
the move) and thought this would be a good forum to give it a test run with.
On another note.
Do you have it in the plans to make this page self posting?
I'm just thinking you could let us Bick surfers loose and save yourself the effort of
having to update this page on a regular basis if we were able to post directly.
<shrug> just a suggestion.
MS NetMeeting works just fine, only I suspect the MS servers that are required to chat
through may get a little too busy at peek times.
My preferred Voice mail software is now Internet Phone
It's has less techie features but is lots more fun to use, it loads quicker and I've not
hit any congestion issues.
On the Self posting suggestion.. I'd like to consider this function but I'm aware of
1) - I believe this would require a Server Script (Zetnet at present don't allow user
2) - I would not be able to retain any Moderation of the content - allowing the sad side
of some (Non family) individuals to post unwelcome comments.
If you anyone can offer help to overcome these issues I'd love to hear them.
I have considered setting up a newsgroup for the family.... Any interest here.
I'd like to take this opportunity to encourage family members to join in an IRC chat in
our Family channel.
Sun, 16 Mar 1997 00:47:06 GMT by James Bicknell
Good work, Derek - I hope we can connect with some of the global family through your
I have a slight problem with my family back-tracking.
The earliest ancestor I can trace is from Clover Bottom, KY (no, I'm not kidding) :-))
This summer I hope to get up there to see if any further information can be gleaned.
Meanwhile, if anyone knows of any Bicknell family members who came from or moved to Clover
Bottom, I'd appreciate a line.
The earliest ancestor I have record of is James Perry Bicknell (1860 - 1916).
My e-mail address is "email@example.com"
or replly on the Bicknell Web page here.
Appreaciate any help.
James M. Bicknell
Sat, 15 Mar 1997 04:23:07 GMT by Ron Bicknell
I would like to thank Derek for the wonderful resource he has provided.
The genealogy helpers have been a great help.
A big thankyou to Belinda and Roberta for taking time out to promptly respond with helpful
05 Mar1997 by Derek Bicknell
Me AGAIN.. This isn't a public library you know!! You are allowed to talk to
Anyway I'm not going to keep my bit of wonderful news to myself.
I had a hand written letter (Yes there are people who still use a pen) from... Wait for IT
Phyllis Bicknell Carroll --- and the crowd go wild! Yep s'true - 'THE'
And what a wonderful lady she sounds too.
I know Wesley recently met with her in Florida and many of you have written to her.
Along with her husband, David, she spends the winter months sailing their boat around the
Gulf of Mexico. (Lucky guys Hey!) and she expects to be back home in early June, when she
plans to tackle the backlog of Genealogy data that is surely waiting.
A further update to her 1981 book might be considered if there's sufficient demand -- Form
a queue behind me please!!
They hope to join us in Cyberspace later this year which would be a fantastic boost to
those of us on the Net.
On another note - If you're happy to keep up with developments by checking the what's
new page from time to time and would like me to stop my unsolicited update mails - Just
whisper in my ear and I'll do as requested. OK?
16 Feb1997 by Derek Bicknell
Del's questionnaire results (So far!) :- 21 replies, thank you.
19 are using Netscape so I've ditched MS Frontpage and will now build using Netscape Gold.
18 were interested in chatting on IRC with 4 having used it before.
I was very pleased that all those that replied have offered a Biography, which I'm
And I'm chuffed to bits that you all feel I'm doing a good job.
27 Jan 1997 by Brian R. Bicknell
Corey Jonathan Bicknell was born on December 23,
1996 His parents are Brian R. Bicknell and
Jill C. Bicknell of Palo Alto, CA USA
12 Jan 1997 by Evangeline Bicknell Dollemore
Hello Bicknells all!
I've been invited to share the news of my new baby, so here I am.
Kieran Samuel Dollemore was born on Jan. 4, 1997 at 10:20 pm in Allentown Pennsylvania,
He weighed in at 8 lb. 1oz. and measured 20" long.
Kieran is the son of Evangeline Bicknell Dollemore (myself) and Douglas Mark Dollemore (my
husband) of the tiny hamlet of Alburtis, Pennsylvania.
My father is John Walter Bicknell of Little Deer Isle, Maine.
My sister Edith (aka Ish) and my nephew Aaron both have their names listed on this
Kieran is younger brother to Emily Foster Dollemore, born May 5, 1994, and half brother
to my older son John Timothy Bicknell, born Sept. 22, 1975 (okay, so I'm no spring chick).
He tried to come out bass-ackwards, but as he was sitting cross-legged and facing
sideways, the doctors didn't think that would work out and so they managed to actually
turn him around so he could enter the world head first.
(if you think that would hurt, you're right, but it was better than having a cesarean
So now he's here and has a wonderful disposition and a head full of light chestnut hair.
Emily is adjusting very well to having a younger brother - I suppose that will last until
he starts reaching for her toys.
I'm off to get some zzz's while I can.
Our e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm a little slow reading my mail these days, but I do respond eventually.
In fact, once I get going, it's hard to stop. So I'm off.
11 Jan 1997 by Derek Bicknell
Hi all. I trust you have all had an enjoyable Christmas and New Year holiday.
There may be a chance for me to meet some of our US family as I have now
booked my flights to Orlando, FL, USA for 28th Sept 97 arriving in the evening.
Karen and Liam, along with some other friends, will be joining me on the 4th Oct for a
I have set aside my first week to meet as many Bicknells as possible, so please let me
know if there's any chance of a get together.
I would also consider further lights but would appreciate some idea of costs.
- 30 Dec 1996 by David R Bicknell, Jr
Some Bicknell topics I would like to find info on:
A U.S. Admiral Bicknell-I remember years ago seeing this listing in a reference book.
Does anyone have info on the botanist that the Bicknell geranium is named after?
P.S. there is a Sharon Bicknell that appears on a state lottery show here in Ohio.
- 29 Dec 1996 by Marcus Bicknell
Have a happy new year holiday.
On Beacon Hill newsletter No2. is in the final stages of editing.
Reserve your copy now by E-mailing Derek or me.
Let me know if you can handle a Word Perfect file Otherwise it will be by snail mail.
18 Dec 1996 by Derek Bicknell
Seasons greetings to you all from Karen, Liam and Del.
The only down side of the cyber life is it's inability to convey real emotions.
I'm talking about the times I've broken into a large grin that has developed into a broad
smile and onto a quick chuckle.. You know why, it's probably you that sent me the e-mail
in the first place.
How could I have known only 4 months ago there was a world full of Bicknell's about to
descend into my life, at my invitation of course :-))))
.. how lifeless it looks on the screen.
I've come to learn several common sides to our family. Here's my findings.
1. There's too many Williams and Hannah's so please lets be more creative in the future,
2. We are big achievers, honest, I'm talking influential. We've played our part in many
3. Creative, Artistic and usually pretty fit, (Pulls flabby tum in).
4. No problem on the reproductive side, The Walton's HA!
5. Nomadic - I may as well have stood 20 yards away from the US map and thrown the pins.
Too much space over there.
6. A proud bunch but never failing to be gracious when appropriate. Climbs down from soap
I'll not drag this out any further, you know how I hate long messages. (Not!)
The only gift I have to offer you all, is my continued commitment to our web site and
the hope that it'll be something for our children to be proud of.
Please have the most enjoyable Christmas ever possible.
28 Nov 1996 by Marcus Bicknell.
Hi Derek, Hi Bicknells.
I am at last on Zetnet and can access the Bicknell web site at
top speed. The 28,800 modem is running at 36,000 baud or so.
I have been able to see the picture of you and the family.
And here I am in the lounge. Folks can now contact me at
email@example.com although I
check my Compuserve account more often.
Bye for now
24 Nov 1996 by Derek Bicknell.
Del will kick off with, a great big hello to all those I talked too so far.
What a friendly bunch of Bicks we have scattered around the globe. It all started in early
September 96 when I thought I'd do a search for Bicknell e-mail contacts and have some fun
in chatting to some distant relative. Little did I know!, the first few replies I'd get
would be like a Family history lesson. Bicks in the USA!, great, and not just a few. So
who was this Zachary anyway? I'll blame Roberta, she told me where to find the Bykenhulle
site near Barrington, Somerset, where our name came from. I just happened to be taking a
holiday in that direction and a visit to Barrington seemed in order. Over a beer in the
local pub the Landlord produced a book on the history of the Bicknell's in the village and
the copied remains of St Mary's church records. Well needless to say my quest started
there and then.
I've now had a meeting with one of the nicest gents on the planet, Marcus, and have agreed
that he will continue his 10 Yrs+ research into the European Bicknell's and with my
contacts in the united States I will pursue that line.
Those I have spoken to will know how I'm liable to rattle on, so I'll end here and get on
with our genealogy research and keeping our web page growing. Bye for now.