Rather than post everything again, please refer to my posting to Mildred Reynolds, which I made today (11 Feb 2004) Re:* Heathers of Hampshire *;message #96.
We strongly believe our [David] HEATER surname has connections to Chichester and surrounding villages.I was in contact with a Charlie HEATER, who lives in Ash near Aldershot, but his e-mail address is no longer valid, so I don't know if he made any headway in connecting our names.He too strongly believed there was a connection.Charlie did find a second cousin to him, but one mile away in Ash [via HEATER surname board].
Our surnames are often mistaken for HEATHER.If you read my message to Mildred, you will see what I mean.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Cheers ... Toni ... Ontario Canada (for a short time we lived in Gosport by the way;then it was on to Devonport!)