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My name is William beeby and I live in Dover in kent. I am 53 years of age and having such an unusual surname meant that I was always interested in its origin.I found out about this village and also its famous church, the only church built in England, with a flat or non-existant spire.Apparently the beeby family at the time of building the church fell upon hard times and did not have sufficient money to finish the spire and it had remained incomplete ever since.The church dates back to the 13th century when the Beeby family were lords of the manor ,they had originated in Denmark, and were early bee farmers,honey was a very valuable commodity in those pre-sugar times and honey formed the basis of the Beeby family wealth.Later they became cloth makers and later still there was a Beeby brewery established in the village.My eldest son , Stuart beeby, recently visited the village and took a photograph of the sign post bearing our family name BEEBY. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Billybuzz42uk (talk • contribs)