Tilt Family. - The name of Tilt is a very rare one in England; one branch from Brighton is represented by Dr Tilt; another, and between which and the former no connexion is yet traced, came from Worcestershire, and is now extinct in the male line by the death of Charles Tilt - the millionaire. I am anxious, for genealogical purposes, to know from which locality, in Worcestershire, the latter branch is derived, and whether anything is known of its early history ? Also the arms borne by it, which (if I recollect aright) were figured on the family carriage - as "A chevron between three roundels; crest, a dolphin," - although the tinctures are unknown to me. It may not be generally known that this family co-represents a junior branch of the Protector`s house. One of the descendants of the latter kept a shop in Skinner Street, Holborn; he died leaving one or more daughters, from the issue of which the connection is traced. I should be glad to know the links, and whether the Tilt family directly married a Cromwell; or whether it was the heiress of her descendant who brought the representation to it. Several relics of Oliver Cromwell are in the possession of the descendant of a daughter of the Tilts; the most notable of which is a massive gold ring, with his arms, initials, and date, engraved on it. Malcolm Macleod" Can anyone shed any further light on this? Any info gratefully accepted.
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