I have a family tree (compiled by a cousin) which traces the family back to Robert Alce 1611-1665, who lived in East Sussex.
The present members of the family I am in contact with also live in Sussex as did pretty much all of our ancestors whose names appear on the tree.
I have linked an Alce family living in Canada to the tree through a member of the family who emigrated to Canada as a Barnados child in 1903 aged 12.
Another Alce from the family tree emigrated to NYC in 1907.
There were many Alces in the East Blatchington Parish Register from 1500 to 1800 and in the Registers of Glynde from 1600 to 1800, but I have so far been unable to find the link to my family tree.
A Robert Alce was Mayor of Rye (East Sussex) in 1868, but no link yet to the family tree.
It is so unusual that I am certain there must be a link between everyone with the Alce name.
I would be very interested to hear from any other Alces worldwide.
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