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     Varley Family

The Varley family is a large one who lived in many places in the general area of Ludham many of them in the Flegg area. If you need information about the Flegg Varleys, take a look at our sister site, Flegg Island. Following an enquiry from Jess Varley in Canada, we became aware that several generations of Varleys were Blacksmiths in Ludham. Their forge was at the top of Staithe Road near the Manor Gates. Confusingy, all of these Ludham Varleys were called Benjamin.

Here is a Family Tree which should clarify the Ludham Benjamins and their connection to Jess Varley.

Varley Family tree
Benjamin Varley Senior (Snr) was born 8th Jund 1803 He married Marianne (or maybe Mary Ann) Nudd on 11th December 1827 in Hickling They had 8 children. He later married Martha Mitchell, daughter of John Greenacre on 12.12.1850. This was a double wedding when his daughter Elizabeth married Richard Smith at the same ceremony at St Catherine's Church Ludham. He died in 1855 in Ludham and is buried in the churchyard. His baptism was on 12th June 1803 in Repps with Bastwick.

Willie Varley and
Willie Margaret and Stella Varley

Stella Varley
Stella Varley

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