Subject: Oram surname in Sussex
Date: Sun, 20 Sep 1998 16:37:29 +0100
From: "Raymond E. Oram"
3xgt.grandfather James Oram lived in Brighton with his wife Lucy nee Bishop ( who was born in Piddinghoe c.1798.)
I am trying to find out where and when James was born, with little success.
Any help would be appreciated.
Look forward to hearing from you.
37, Market Street,
Nr. Preston, Lancs.
The following is from a fax cover page from a Martin Oram in the Lake District in the North of England:
Here is the family tree. The early Orams all lived in Keymer which is near Brighton on the coast of Sussex. They then moved North to the Tonbridge area. What we wonder is which Viking invasion did they come from? We have found two villages in Denmark both called ORUM.
Hope we can link our families up and then you can help with the ______ William.
The following is an email:
Re: The Orrom tree
Date: Mon, 05 Apr 1999 10:24:42 +0100
From: Martin Orrom firstname.lastname@example.org
To: Tim Farr email@example.com
Dear Tim Farr,
We are researching our tree and it starts with William Oram who was married to Sarah, moved into Keymer parish and had a large family from 1716. In 1790 Edward was born and changed the spelling to Orrom and we have a fairly complete tree from then. If you are interested in our details I shall be glad to share them with you . Should you have any advice for us on how to go further back from William (died 25 April 1762) we would be very grateful. We live in the Lake District which makes local studies difficult...
Yours Martin Orrom
The following is an email:
We live in the Lake District in the North of England. It will be easiest to fax to your works so I'll do that after checking my corrections. I started researching my tree just over a year ago and quickly made contact with Howard Orrom who turned out to be a second cousin. Contact was made by writing to all the Orroms in UK telephone directories: there were only about 9 others outside my immediate family. So between us we have found relations in Canada and New Zealand.You are the first in the States...
best wishes Martin.
In Reply to: ORAM HENRY 1801 ENG posted by RUSSELL MCLENDON on February 18, 1999 at 19:51:25:
If you haven't already looked at these it might be worth while. The IGI for Sussex has a Henry Oram marrying a Jane Packham 1 Aug 1818 at Keymer which sounds possible given faulty transcription. The Batch Film No is 7511839 serial 71. Perhaps the film might help. There is also Henry b Haywards Heath 1801 relative James G Oram Film 0183473 and also a Henry so Thomas & Eliza b 08 Mar 1807 at Cuckfield Film No 0447998. (these are births not christenings)The same film contains info re the Marriage of the latters father Thomas, to Eliza about 1775.
Re: Oram surname in Sussex
Date: Sat, 12 Jun 1999 14:39:45 +0100
From:"Ray Oram" firstname.lastname@example.org
To:"Tim Farr" email@example.com
References: 1 , 2
Sorry to be so late in replying. I have recently spent a long period in hospital and now I am trying hard to catch up with my mail.
There may possibly be a connection between my James and the Henry you mention, but I have no evidence to prove it. If he married about 1822 and assuming he was about the same age as Lucy, then James would have been born c.1798, but this is pure guesswork.
The area around Tonbridge seems to be a likely location as Jame's wife Lucy Bishop came from the village of Piddinghoe which is not far from there.
Arundel is another place where James and Lucy lived and where 3 of their children were born.
Their children were:
Richard Alfred (my 2xgt.grandfather) born Brighton 1823.
Walter William born Arundel 1826.
Charles Thomas born Arundel 1828.
Edwin born Arundel 1830.
Frederick Aaron born Brighton 1832.
Louisa Ann Mary born Islington, MDX 1841.
Apart from this, I know nothing of previous generations.
About variations in spelling, in the 1891 census Richard Alfred's surname was given as Orram.
Hope you can find something of interest in the above.
CENSUS: Father-in-law age 69.