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County town: Aylesbury
Other major towns: Slough, High Wycombe
Origins of Name: Land of BuccÕs People , Anglo Saxon
Population 1801: 107,900
Population 1961: 488,233
Acreage: 479,406 Urban Land 1961: 10%
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red mail French Family
Hi I am needing assistance, I am researching my ancesters with the surname French, I have gotten as far as my 9 x Great Grandfather William French born 20th May 1649 in Thornborough, Buckinghamshire and died 23rd June 1710 in Thornborough, Bucks, the only link to parents I have managed to find for him are a Charles French, born 1612 in Thornborough and died in Thornborough in 1673, who married Anne Agnes Carter 1614-1666, Charles Parents I have as a Thomas French 1562-1613 and Anne Agnes Olmstead 1566-1624 who were both born and died in Essex, going further back it appears that Thomas French and Anne Agnes Olmstead descended from Medieval Aristocracy, however my family in recent times are working class so it makes me doubt this link. I hope someone can help me to find out if this is correct or if i have the wrong family recorded. Thank you in advance for your help
Kevin Hedges / Quinton
I am looking for Information on my 2 half brothers KEVIN LURTON and KERRY LURTON who were adopted in Enfield in 1956 and 1957. In 1966 my mum and dad emigrated from England to Australia with four daughters. Three years ago after my dear mum passed away, my sisters and I were informed that we had two older half brothers. We have no idea who their father(s) were but we do know that they were both born at Chase Farm Hospital in Enfield Middlesex UK in the 50's The eldest was registered as Kevin Charles Lurton and was born on the 22nd January 1956 and the second son was Kerry Charles Lurton born the 20th March 1957. I am of the understanding that the first boy was privately adopted through our family "Dr Jones" and the surname "Hedges" was mentioned by my father. The second adoption could have been through the hospital. They could have resided in the Waltham Cross or Walthamstow area later in life Any help with any sort of information would be truly appreciated. Thank you Davina
Interested to know more about William Nappin who married Eliza Coles in December quarter 1861, Bicester registration.
red mail BALDWIN, Buckinghamshire
Looking for more information about Baldwin family. My Gt.Grandfather Thomas George came from Swanbourne and was a railway clerk, and married Mary Jane Andress from Ramsey, Hampshire. His father, George b c 1832 was a cordwainer from Wolverton. His father Samuel and his father David c1770.
red mail Sally Bright and Stuart Painter
I am trying to make contact with Sally Bright (nee Painter) married to Simon Bright in High Wycombe and Stuart Painter, Sally's brother. Their parents are Barbara Muriel Bowdrey(deceased 2002) and Brian Painter married in High Wycombe in 1958. I believe I am a close relative.
red mail John Stevens
Looking for information on John Stevens born 1831 in Great Brickhill. In April 1869 he disappeared under very 'dishonourable circumstances' after buying and selling horses and giving credit for them in London. He may have been seen in New York. I have looked at passenger lists but can't find any information.
red mail RMS Clyde
I am looking for a relative with possible surname Stevens who was part of the crew of the Royal Mail Steamship Clyde which sailed from Southampton for the West Indies in 1842. I have his diary of the voyage but no name attached and I can't read the Masters name. Any information on crew/passenger list would be helpful. Have tried many other websites, but other than a picture I can't find anything else.
red mail CHADD
I am searching for information about early CHADDs (16th/17th C) who were from Woughton on the Green, Hughenden and/or Great Woolstone. My CHADDs come from Bosbury in Herefordshire but it seems that earlier CHADDs may have come from Buckinghamshire. This could be true as I have not been able to find CHADDs before about 1641.
red mail john pearson
can anyone helpme . Searching for JOHN PEARSON , Born abt 1805 . married a Hannah abt 1825 . Could have married in Coventry or Buckinghamshire , kathy
red mail Jane Illing Circa 1855-1921
I am hoping someone can help me solve a mystery surrounding my 3x Great Grandmother Jane Illing who was born in Buckinghamshire, either Winslow or Nash either in or around 1854/55. I am unable to locate any birth record for her on ancestry. Her parents were George Illing (1811-1872) and Rachel Illing nee Ridgeway (1829-1893) The 1861 Census has her living in Nash with her parents and shows she was born in Nash also, however i have located a baptism i believe to be her from 25th March 1855 in Winslow. She married William French (1842-1920) in Winslow on 12th January 1874. If i search for births of Jane Illing around 1855/54 in Buckinghamshire there are none? I also requested a birth certificate from GRO without the entry details (page and volume) and they searched 1855-1859 and found nothing? She shows on all Census returns and on her marriage record as Jane. I'm a little puzzled. Could there be any reason her parents did not register her birth?
Can anyone help? I am trying to find birth records for Edward BURROWS. He was born abt 1781 in Buckinghamshire. He is shown on his daughters marriage certificate in 1839 and in the 1841 census, but I have been unable to find any records relating to his birth. Any info would be much apprecicated.
red mail Butler of Burnham
Looking for information on George Butler, born of Burnham Burles in Bucks, aprox. 1834, married Mary Ann (goldman?) had 4 children. Transported to Western Australia as convict in 1867, married again to Annie Hill and had 12 children. Looking for information on his life in England before Western Australia. Would love to hear from descendants. Or anyone that has a history of the area stated that may be different from what I would find online ie (verbal history).
red mail Hoare - Benjamin and Mary Ann
Hello. I am looking for some ancestors! My father's (David John Hoare) Great Grandparents arrived in Australia on a boat called "The Balgnaith" in 1855, in Portland, Victoria (Australia). There names were: Benjamin and Mary Ann. There children were: Sarah, William, John, Agnes, Benjamin (father's Grandfather), Joseph and Charity. Benjamin and Mary Ann's granddaughter, Margaret also came to Australia. I do not know who her parents were. William's fiance: Catherine Hanlon from Dublin, Ireland was also on the boat. If you are related to any of these people, I would love to hear from you very much. Thankyou
red mail French, Illing, Ridgeway
My Great, Great, Great Grandparents were William French (1843-1920) and Jane French (formerly Illing) (1854-1921). William's parents were Thomas French and Jane Illing and my gr,gr,gr grandmother Jane's parents were George Illing and Rachel Ridgeway. I would like anyone who is a member of these family or has information and or photograpths of these 3 families to contact me. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
red mail colemans origin bucks?
looking for any info on the colemans of kensington (southam street) and bucks.have some info but am a little stuck on facts have names and dates too certain things but as a beginner unsure if these are correct have no living relatives too ask so am working blind.I am a interested beginner any info would be great.
red mail Priest.Porter
Looking for anyone who knew about Ted Priest and his wife who we called granny priest.They lived in Chalfont St Peters/chalfont St Giles? both died there She was mother to James Porter and his wife Lily nee Foxon. any info would be appreciate.Lived in a flat near firestation in 1950-1960.
red mail CAUSBY
George CAUSBY (b1824 Lower Winchendon) married Ann ALLEN (b1826) Aylesbury 1845. Had 2 children before emmigrating to Australia in 1847. Various spellings of family name CAUSBY including CORSBY, COSBEY. Welcome contact with other researchers of this family.
red mail H. John Newell ancestry
Not really sure where my gggrandfather's family came from in England...I am trying to find any info i can relating to him.. John Newell's ancestors were from England. He was born Aug. 24, 1800 and went to school on skates on a large river. He went to Virginia about 1830 and within the next six years married Dorothy Cooper, "a close relative of Peter Cooper, the Philanthropist." They came to Greene County, Mo., about 1836. They had 4 girls and 3 sons: Harriet who married Newton Goss, Agness who was deaf, Laura Maria who was born Aug.3 1842, and who later married Allen Lucius Bedell July 9, 1865, "Mollie", Charles Calloway Cooper Newell, John, and a baby boy, about whom I know nothing. John Newell was a Methodist-Episcopal minister, "ordained elsewhere." His third daughter, Laura, was born when he lived on College St., Springfield, Mo., near the big academy at College and Main where he taught.
red mail Thomas Eland Ranshaw
Looking for information on the parents of Thomas Eland Ranshaw, born March 11th 1840 in Buckinghamshire. They are Robert Ranshaw and Elizabeth Cortis B.1813 - D.1886
red mail Elizabeth Petts
Elizabeth b. 1881 married James Cramp b. 1838 in 1861
red mail Mary E Harrowsmith
Mary married William Cramp in 1837 name later changed to Crampton
red mail John Edward Dawson
John was a cab proprietor Daughter Annie Marie Dawson b. 1871 married Thomas Rophie Campton moved to manchester from york
red mail Basden / Chamberlain Genealogy
Searching for information re: James Basden, b. 1817, d. 1881 and Sarah Chamberlain, b. April 1815, d. 1883. James & Sarah married April 1, 1837 at Farnham Royal, Bucks. Any info would be appreciated regarding these individuals or ancestors. Perry
Miriam Hiscock, born Aylesbury, lived Bridge Street, Hemel Hempstead. daughter of Harry Philip Hiscock, Croydon and Florence Walters from Hampshire. Any information please. Brothers Ronald, Victor and Hubert Hiscock.
red mail Sarah Dorsett
b 1781 Bucks, married John Elbourne 27 Aug 1803, lived Amersham, Chesham Bois area. Does anyone have any information as to her family please.
red mail Morgan/Thames/Thorne/Ivory
James Morgan married Ann Thames in 1798 at Datchet Bucks. Their children were Mary Ann, James, Francis, Frederick, Aaron, Francis, John and William. I come down from Frederick (1804) who married Elizabeth Thorn who had 7 children, James, William, Charlotte, John, Sophia, Sarah, Charlotte. William married Mary Ann Ivory. They had 11 children, William Frederic, Frederick, Henry Thomas, Thomas Aaron, Mary Ann Elizabeth, Harriet Ann, Sarah Ann, Maria Ann, Charlotte Ann, and James George. James George was my grandfather. Any information on any of the above family would be appreciated.
red mail Cilvert
I am researching the Cilverts from Andover, Hampshire and have traced their line back to a William Cilvert born 1813 Birnham, Bucks. (his father was also William Cilvert). I have researched parish records, etc, but can't find any records at all of Cilverts (or alternate spellings) in the Bucks area. Does anyone know who this family might be!!
red mail Allen, Philbey, Franklin, Pearce
I am researching our Family History in Buckinghamshire, areas involved Prestwood, Hyde Heath, Great Missenden and Ballinger (all spellings of Philbey would be welcome)
red mail Philbey
Does anyone have any relations within the Philbey Family, in Buckinghamshire(there are quite a few different spellings of this surname )I would be happy to hear from anyone
red mail Paradines in Bucks
I have a family tree with many Paradines from a few different places in Buckinghamshire and would be pleased to hear from anyone else researching that name.
TRANTUM, COLEMAN, Buckinghamshire & Lancashire
Hannah TRANTUM (nee COLEMAN)was born c.1794 in Seer Green, Bucks and died in 1858 in Prescot, Lancs. She married Henry Trantum, a widower with a daughter Elizabeth, in Buckinghamshire in 1812. Her children were all born in Bucks/Middx areas and by 1839 the family was in Prescot, where Henry, a Potter, died in 1839 aged 56. I should like to hear from anyone with connections to this family.
red mail Haynes Family Search
My Great Great Grandfather Thomas Haynes was born in Staines Middlesex c1814. He married Ann Monk whose Father was Thomas Monk (Carpenter) on marriage certificate. Thomas Haynes junior's Mother was I believe Elizabeth (do not know her maiden name) and his Father was Thomas Haynes as shown on marriage cert as Farmer Deceased. Would like to know if anyone has any information maybe where the farm was. Thanks a lot in advance. Regards Dorothy x
red mail mays
looking for frederick s mays from aylesbury bucks because i am his daughter and i need to know if he is still with us
red mail Cyster
Hi, we were wondering if there might be any Cyster's in bucks etc. We emigrated to Adelaide South Australia in 1972 & prior to that year lived in Chalfont st Peter.
Hi, I am seeking any information re Henry Higgins b. 30 September 1784 Stoke Goldington, Buckinghamshire, Engand and married Mary MEACOCK16 February 1808 Ravenstone, Buckinghamshire, (b: January 1786 Ravenstone, Buckinghamshire). Henry was a country butcher & later a farmer. Their son Henry Francis b. 11 January 1809 Ravenstone, Buckinghamshire, England d: 7 February 1885 Reidsdale, NSW Burial: 9 February 1885 Braidwood Cemetery, plot 976, Braidwood, NSW & Reidsdale Cemetery, Reidsdale, NSW. Henry francis received a death sentence 1/3/1830 for housebreaking from Norfolk easter Assizes, Aylesbury. Sentence commuted to transportation for life. Moved to Leviathon hulk 13/4/1830. Arrived Sydney aboard ‘Royal Admiral’ 8/11/1830 & immediately assigned to Dr. Reid ‘Inverary’ Bungonia.. Height was 5 ft 3.5 ins. Brown hair, hazel eyes, ruddy complexion, scar on forehead, tattoos forearms. Eldest in family & could read & write. He married Catherine BARRY b: 1816 Cork, Ireland. married: 12 December 1836 Bungonia Courthouse, NSW d: 7 January 1898 367 Liverpool St, Sydney, NSW. Their daughter Catherine M HIGGINS b: 13 December 1841 Reidsdale, NSW d: 30 August 1914 Petersham, NSW married Karl KARTZMANN (b: 1826 Coblin, Prussia) married: 28 March 1859 St Bedes R/C, Braidwood, NSW d: 18 April 1892 375 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst, NSW Burial: Rookwood Cemmetery, Lidcombe, NSW One of their children was Gertrude Ann Kartzmann who was my great grandmother. I believe there are records of the Higgins families going back to 1600s however I cannot find anything pre 1784. Any information re any of these folk would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
red mail Purnell/ shackell Cowley
looking for information re Parents of Daniel Purnell born 1818 Buckinghamshire married Ann Shackell Cowley, Born 1818 Watford Hertfordshire, Marriage 1842 at Newington surrey.
red mail Buckingham Council School circa 1923
Does anyone have any memories / ancedotes / photos / school records? My grandfather Thomas Victor Ramsden was Headmaster there and I would information about him or the school at that time.
red mail WOOSTER
Australian & NZ descandants of Thomas Wooster & Jane Mary Hue, all & especially via my GGG grandparents Henry Featherstonehaugh Wooster & Henrietta Brandon. Contact Ray Wooster Brisbane Australia
red mail wooster
Looking for wooster family members. We are from Australia
Buckinghamshire Henley's
I am looking for anybody who knows any information on Henley's. I am looking for information on any year from 1767 backwards and forwards, mainly to help me feel gaps in.
red mail Peas(e) of Wing
Any details on PEASE from Wing, Bucks. Hannah Pease married George Roberts 1895. Hannah lived with her grandfather, Fred Randall.
Swanbourne Village School
Is anyone interested in a booklet on the above school free of charge on provision of a postal address. It has photo,s of pupils and teachers etc through the years.Quite a lot of names mentioned in it also.I would like it to go to someone who has or had relatives living there.
I am searching for any information about Sylvia Florence Bird BORN 22.12.1888 BUCKINGHAMSHIRE .Her father was listed as Alfred Bird tradesman,she married Herbert Fielder in Little Ilford,Essex in 1918
red mail benjamin willis
Born about 1856 and later moved to St Pancras. Had at least one child, Martha Jane, do you know anything about him?
red mail Fletcher - Information please.
Perridge Tom Langton FLETCHER, born circa 1871 believed in Buckinghamshire. Assistance appreciated.
red mail Chadburns in bucks
Trying to find a James Bernard Chadburn married to Charlotte Dillow had a son called john ( born in 1944) another called jim and a daughter named Joyce.
red mail McGuire
Update to my earlier entry for Daniel McGuire. He was born in Buckinghamshire but still do not know what town but his parents were Joseph McGuire and Sarah Beckinsale.
red mail Benjamin Leach
Married Florence Humfrey in 1891 they had children, Benjamin, Florence and Grace has anyone got any information
red mail John Abel Avery
I am also looking for any information about John Abel Avery born in 1802 and transported to Australia in 1822 as a convict he married Charlotte Emma Davis in Australia she was also transported to Australia as a convict
red mail Thomas Cutler
Thomas Cutler wife Mary. Lived at Asket. Had 4 children. Jesse, James, Benjamin, Ann. Benjamin was my great grandfather and married Fanny Stevens. They had 8 children. Thomas and Mary married c:1843. That is about all I have and I really want to know about Thomas and Mary (surname unknown). All help greatfully accepted. Jet
red mail AVERY, John Abel
Seeking information on John Abel Avery, born High Wycombe, C.1800-1802. He was convicted in the Old Bailey 14 Sep 1821 & was transported to Australia on the 'Asia 2' on 4 April 1822. His death certificate shows him as being an orphan & no parents were shown on the certificate, however, his Batism Record shows his parents as William Avery & Frances unknown. Did John Avery have any siblings? What were his parents occupations? Were they employed or did they have their own business? Where did they live? How did they die? A lot of questions that I would like, if possible, to have some answers if anyone can help, I would be very grateful.
red mail Shirley Family
William Shirley B.1825 brothers Riley and Jonathon Family worked in stonecutting and carving. Moved to Tennessee about 1853. Looking to go backwards from here. It appears the family worked in stone for generations.
red mail John Mander > Bertha Mander
I am looking for anyone in the Buckinghamshire (High Wycombe area) with the surname of Mander. My grandmother (Bertha Leach nee Mander) married Stanly Leach.
Info.on William G Fuller B1861 Bucks wife was Eliza Hannah Carter B1859 are there any Fullers from Bucks that may link with this ?
red mail Horwood's
looking for any information on Charles and florence horwood. Born in London England probably around buckinghamshire/Pancras. Parents are George charles and Florence matilda Morgan. Sisters and brothers are John,George,Fredrick,Alice,and Winifred.Came to NZ around 1913?
red mail Turner Goddard
I'm looking for any info on Edmund Turner b.1810 (Woughton on the Green)& Ann Goddard b.1812 at (Water Eaton). Children Edmund b.1831,George Ernest b.1835, John Edward b.1839, Esther Eliza b.1842, Ezra Emmanuel b.1846 . I believe they were all born in Buckinghamshire. They sailed to Australia aboard the Emperor in 1848. I think Edmunds father was named Edward and his mother Ann Luscombe. Anything would be appreciated.
Wallinger Family
I am trying to trace a George WALLINGER who I think may have been baptised in Sherington, Bucks in 1842. One of my ancestors, Maria HIGGS, married a George WALLINGER in Loughton, Bucks in 1865, when she was 21 and he was 22, so I think this must be the one. I can find no trace of them on the 1881 census, and would be grateful for any help in tracing them.
red mail Mason From Buckinghamshire
Does anyone have info on John Mason born circa 1769 Hughenden and who married Anne Slaughter in 1794. Anne would have been born about 1773 and was christened 6/2/1774 at High Wycombe. They had a daughter, Mary, who was christened 1803 at Great Missenden. Mary married Robert Bowdrey who was born 1796 at Radnage in Bucks. John and Anne were my 4XG Grandparents.
Mason`s In Hughendon
I have a long line of Mason`s from the Hughendon area of Buckinghamshire, starting in 1600`s and getting up to the 1990`s on some lines
red mail Bowdrey/bowdery
Looking for any information on this family who lived in various parts of Buckinghamshire. Other related names are BUTLER, WOODBRIDGE, BRISTOW, PHILLIPS AND MASON.
My Great Great Grandfather George Thomas ING lived at Windsor Road Arbor Vale in Upton Cum Chalvey, Buckingham in 1881. George Thomas ING was 44 years old at this time. His occupation at this time was a "Coachman" George Thomas ING was bornin Old Windsor, Berkshire in about 1837. He married Lavinia Caroline CATLEY and they had six (6) children at this time. There names were as follows: Mary Jane ING Age: 10 @ time of Census for 1881. Born: April 16, 1870 in Woolwich, Kent. She wasblinded by accident at an early age by trying to undue someone's shoe lace with a Fork. Mary Jane never married. Elizabeth E. ING Age: 8 @ time of Census for 1881. Born: Sheerness, Kent Gwindoline ING Age: 4 @ time of Census for 1881. Born: Plymouth, Devon Thomas Richard ING Age: 13 @ time of Census for 1881. Born: 1868 Great Warley, Essex Occupation: Barber in 1881 & Tobacconist in 1901 His current address @ the time of Census for 1881 was 135 High Street Ramsgate, Kent. Married: Mary Kezia FAIRCLOTH on March 1893 in Fulham. Lavinia Harriet ING Age: 39 @ time of 1901 Census. Born: March 18, 1862 - Brentwood, Essex (Romford) Married: Francis W. SWEET on September 1894 in Cookham (Maidenhead, Windsor) Children: Frank Sweet (Son) Born...
red mail Going Family
Seeking the family of George Going, Child of William Going and Sussanah Farr. George married Ellanor Mary Downey, Child of Patrick Downey and Katherine Dougherty, before immigrating to New Zealand. Any family contacts appreciated. Aaron Ure

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