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About The Vertue Family
Hi, I'm pleased that you have found the Vertue Web Site. Maybe your name is not 
Vertue, but the chances are you will appear on the Web Site as you have been invited 
by Sue Peggram and have been given a password. It is a little disconcerting to find 
your photo and birth details on the internet, but rest assured no-one can get access 
unless they have the password. 

A family tree is always growing and I will welcome details of new additions and 
likewise corrections for any errors I have made or details that I don't have. If you 
don't like your displayed photo please send me a replacement that puts you in a good 
light and I will change it. Also, if you have any legends that will enhance a 
particular member of the tree I will welcome those. 

The following publications maybe of interest:

The Pleasure boatmen of Eastbourne ISBN978-1-85770-333-7 

The Fishermen of Eastbourne ISBN978-185770-352-8 both by Ted Hide, S.B. Publications and have 
been a great source of information regarding the Hides, Huggetts and Simpsons who feature 
strongly in my tree and are well worth purchasing.

The third book which I have only recently discovered is Spike & Co. by Graham McCann 
ISBN 978 0 340 89808 6 This will give a good insight how Beryl Johnson (Vertue) became the well
known figure she is to-day.

For anyone wishing to read the full daily movements of the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards of 
which Arthur Vertue was Sergeant then 'The Record of the 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards in the 
Great War 1914-1918 by Rev. Harold Gibb published in 1925 or the personal account of young 
Benjamin Clouting who was in the same Troop 'The Teenage Tommy' by Richard Van Emden is a good 
read.ISBN 978 1 78303 287 7


1841 Sunday 6 June.  All ages 15 and above should have been rounded down to the nearest 5 year 
multiple, i.e. ages shown as 15 may be 15-19, ages shown as 20 may be 20-24, etc.  Another 
point to remember for ages is that people often said that they "were in their 60th year" 
meaning that they had passed their 59th birthday. If a person gave information meaning they 
were in their 60th year, they will be shown as being 60, whereas strictly keeping to the rules, 
they should be recorded as 55.

1851 Sunday 30 March
1861 Sunday 7 April
1871 Sunday 2 April
1881 Sunday 3 April
1891 Sunday 5 April
1901 Sunday 31 March
1911 Sunday 2nd April (including anyone who arrived in the dwelling on the morning of Monday 
3rd April and was not enumerated elsewhere).  This is the first census available to the general 
public showing the original forms.  

For the other census, mentioned above, it must be remembered that many of our ancestors could 
neither read nor write. The Enumerator left forms with them but when he collected them, often 
he would have to fill them in on their behalf.  The Enumerator then had to transfer all this 
information into Enumerator Books and these are the documents that we are able to access 
throughwebsites like Ancestry.com and Findmypast.  The original forms were subsequently 
destroyed, so there is plenty of room for error.


The images featured on this web site have come from many photograph albums within the family 
over a very long period of time, some may have been from web sites or scans that have been 
downloaded with no intention of ever reproducing them until I embarked on the Vertue Family 
Tree. I would like to stress that at no time do I wish to fall foul of copyright and so ask 
anyone who feels that I have done so contact me so that I may rectify the situation by either 
removing the offending item or add a copyright citation alongside the image. All text, except 
where stated otherwise, is copyright toJ.S. Peggram. 

Website Policies in line with National Genealogical Society's Guidelines:
*The primary purpose of The Vertue Website is to provide a point of contact for those who are 
either a family member or have a distinct interest in a family member.

*Wherever possible credit has been given regarding copyright and ownership and it is therefore
requested that anyone who wishes to reproduce any image from this site first applies for 
permission and once authorised credit is given to the provider/copyright owner. 

*All information given in The Vertue Website is factual and where possible citations have been
given, however mistakes and errors happen and if found please notify the site administrator and 
they will be corrected if appropriate.

*Although commercial organisations may be mentioned no endorsement or otherwise is given.

*No reference other than a name for living persons will be found on the web site unless 
permission has been granted. If there are any objections to any information being displayed 
please contact the site administrator who will rectify your concerns immediately. 

I look forward to your comments both good and bad and even if you don't have a comment to make, 
please sign the guest book. Ta!

sue peggram (nee Janet Susan Bray)
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Getting Around
There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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Ancestors of Vertue, Arthur
Note: for privacy reasons names of living persons are excluded.
It is with great sadness that I announce that Jill Eager died peacefully of cancer at home at 8.30 am on the 15th June, 2018 .

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