I am sorry I have not given you a reply to your letter before with regard to the A'Bear family but really I don't think I can help you very much but some day if you would like to, we might look over some old wills and papers that my Mother has at Ivy Dene. No doubt you have seen the small bell in the Waltham St. Lawrence Church Tower presented by Mr. John Abeare of the Hill in 1618. The Hill or Hill Farm I know our family owned and farmed for many generations and the bell plainly tells us that John Abeare lived there in 1618.
I am exhibiting at the Smithfield Show and expect to be in London the first three days of the Show if you would like to see me.
Yours very truly, JOHN A'BEAR
17 Ellesmere Road,
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