Hi Amanda, I was surfing the Aldous genealogy sites and came across your GenForum request posted on 20 January 2005. Like yourself I am looking for my forebears but finance, poor healthand time forbids me from visiting Suffolk to research my family history.
My Grandfather's name was Arthur Aldous born 28 Sept 1889 Suffolk England.Married Marian McQuade 5 Sept 1917 in Holy Trinity Church, Parish of Dartford , County of Kent England. Died 10 July 1927 Keswick South Australia.
His parents were Thomas Aldous1861-?Denham, Suffolk & Ellen Rose Ford nee Thrower 1865-?. Married c28 Feb 1889. Had four children John born c1887,(possible child from previous marriage) Arthur (as above) Mary Anne born c2 Oct 1894 and Charles Leonard born 1 June 1896.Both Arthur & Charles emmigrated to South Australia. Arthur prior to 1914 and Charles in the early 1920's.
Most of the Aldous names in South Australia are from Arthur & Charles and I have tracked down all of Arthur's and most of Charles families.I believe but not confirmed Thomas Aldous father and mother were John Aldous & Charlotte?
There appears to be a link with the Ford name but I am not aware of your time period which is not stated in your original request.