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County town: Reading
Other major towns: Maidenhead, New Windsor
Origins of Name: Wooded hill district, Anglo Saxon/ Brittonic
Population 1801: 110,752
Population 1961: 504,154
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Wigmore, Thomas
Hi. I am looking for any information with regards to Thomas Wigmore, married in Bucklebury, Berkshire, England. Records note that he married a Sarah Adams on the 21 December 1767. However, I have also seen records of Banns for same couple for July 1773 in Westminster with marriage taking place in December 1774. Having problems identify who is who, are there two Thomas and Sarah's with same name and why marriage one year after Banns posted. The Thomas Wigmore from Berkshire, had a son named Charles, who was born in 1801. Any information to help sort out these relationships would be appreciated.
red mail Nash
Looking for the parents and grandparents of Alfred Nash, born in 1882 and married to Hannah Brindley. Have become a tad confused as I've mislaid my notes on the family tree.
red mail Nutter Gray Family
Looking for Gray ancestors possibly Berkshire ? Joseph b 1756 George b 1728 Andrew b 1690 All above are possible not really certain if they are all ancestors of Nutter Gray b 1788 d 1853 m Lydia Searle b 1800 d 1838 Best Regards Patricia
red mail Henry Nutter Gray
Looking for any information on: Parents of Henry Nutter Gray b 1818 d 1881 all I have is possibilities lived Berkshire/Hackney ? parents Nutter Gray/Lydia Gray( Searle ) ?? Spouse Mary Ann Gray ( Clode ) ? b 03/02/1819 U.K d 09/10/1874 Australia Married ----? Children Frank Gray ? Best Regards Patricia
I am researching a family from BAULKING in BERKSHIRE a WILLIAM JOHNSON born 1816 his sister FANNY JOHNSON born 1823/1825 & brother GEORGE JOHNSON all born in the Baulking area. Have traced them back to the 1841 census where they are together but I would like to know who the parents were.FANNY JOHNSON married THOMAS WATTS in 1851 at FARINGDON & GEORGE JOHNSON was living with them & their children in 1861.THOMAS WATTS was born in KINGSTON LISLE in BAULKING any information greatly received.Margaret
red mail W Hedges Coal Merchant
Im looking for any Information in regards to Hedges who once lived at houndslow road Hanworth who was a Coal Merchant in the nineteen 50s and 60s and maybe further have him in the phone book in 1980 for the above address ? any information would be greatly appriciated Davina
red mail William Randall
I am looking for information on William Randall approx 1800 birth who was a silversmith. His son John born 1820(Berkshire) married Mary Ann Hall in Newington in 1854 and then emigrated to Adelaide South Australia on the Star Queen arriving in Dec 1854. Their son Alexander William , Theo, Louisa were born in Adelaide. Grandson Alfred George was my grandfather. I am trying to establish who John's mother was etc. Thank you Margaret
red mail Richard RICKSON
If anyone has any information on the following please let me know. Richard Rickson born between 1693-95 to Richard and Margaret , married Elizabeth, children Ann 1725-1776 and Richard 1728.
red mail Shorter
My gggggrandfather, John Shorter came to Letcombe Regis in about 1770-1772. I am trying to find out where he was born. He was born about 1743. Does anyone know this?
Legg/Legge & Treadwell
Legg/Legge & Treadwell If the family below feature in your family tree, I would be more than pleased to hear from you and share records/notes etc. In 1876, Andrew Legg(e), b 1849, & his wife, Eliza (Malone - married abt 1873, Faringdon, Berks?) were in Yorkshire, where their daughter, Florence, and son Tom were born. At the time of the 1901 census the family were in Sunderland. 1851 census - Childrey County: Berkshire Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born LEGG, Sarah Daughter, (6 MOS) 1851 Childrey Berkshire LEGG, Andrew Son, 1849 Letcombe Regis Berkshire LEGG, Herbet Son, 1847 Letcombe Regis Berkshire LEGG, Henry Son, 1844 Letcombe Regis Berkshire LEGG, Jane Wife Married, 1824 East Garston Berkshire LEGG, Jonathan Head Married, 1818 Agricultural Labourer Letcombe Regis Berkshire 1891 census - 2, Booth Street, Bishop Wearmouth, Sunderland Co Durham LEGGE, Andrew Head Married, 1850 Boiler Maker Wantage Berkshire LEGGE, Eliza Wife Married, 1851 Newburg Berkshire LEGGE, Frederick Son, 1873 Apprentice Engine Fitter Wantage Berkshire LEGGE, Florence Kate Daughter, 1876 Shop Assistant Rotherham Yorkshire LEGGE, Tom Henry Son Single, 1881 Scholar Sheffield Yorkshire
red mail Percy Bray wife Jessie
I have very little to go on. My grandfather was named "Percy" Bray . My father was adopted. Percy married Jessie and moved to canada. They settled in Point Edward Ont Canada. They had 2 natural children William @ Owen. Dad was adopted later in life Lesile Eric Bray. Percy died in the 40ths. Jessie many years later. Gramma Bray never talked of England her family or Percys. I t was believed ( rummored) that she was the stable mans daughter of german angestory. Percy was shipped off toCanada to I have no further info this is a huge very well kept secret. Anyone out there who could help with so little to go on I feel it's rather hopeless but one can only try. Thank you
red mail fleming
trying to find any info on a michial john fleming father nathanial john fleming mother jessie fleming(nee riches) he was believed to be in navy (subs) in 1950s in scotland has brother robert any info please to Eion
red mail Stevens
Trying to find information regarding Grandmother Mary Ann Stevens born 1885.Reading Parents listed on her marriage certificate (1917 Australia) as Henry (i think George) Stevens deceased and Kathleen Custor She arrived in Australia when she was about 2 years old and i was told she could have arrived with Nuns.
red mail Lane/Printess
I am searching for my Grandfathers family living in England. They first came to Canada in 1913. My grandfather was Earnest Lane. He and his brother Thomas continued living in Canada with there father Thomas. His mother (Marion), brothers, Phillip, John and sisters Mary, Elizabeth, Marion, Grace moved back to England.
red mail Henry Brooks b.circa 1789
Searching for the PARENTS of Henry Brooks born around 1789 in Chieveley, Newbury near Berkshire. He married Sarah Horne on the 1st May 1814 in Tilehurst, Berkshire. Henry and Sarah and three of their children, Caroline Brooks b. 1815 - William Brooks b. 1816 and Ellen Brooks b. 1819 left England in 1820 and travelled to Table Bay in the Cape, South Africa, with Pigot's party on the vessel Northampton. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
red mail purchell
Seeking Purchells in the Reading/Newbury area who might have links with my grandmother Agnes Maud Victoria Purchell, born 1901, Kingsclere. Siblings = Albert Edward Purchell, Winifred Daisy Ethel Purchell (married name 'Anderson'), Edith May Purchell (married namd 'Peachy') and Alice Purchell (Married name 'Duffin').
red mail Chear / Cheer / Cheers Family
I am trying to locate information about the siblings of Richard Chear/Cheer/Cheers, a convict who came to Australia on the Second Fleet in 1790. Richard (b: 1759) was the son of Edward and Mary Chear. Richard's siblings were: Mary (b:1743), Edward (b: 1745), John (b: 1747), Ann (b: 1750), Peter (b: 1756), James (b: 1761) and Thomas (b: 1763). Richard and John were convicted for stealing two horses and John was sentenced to be hanged. Would like to know if this actually took place and when.
red mail James & Ann Giles of Abingdon
James (b. Abt. 1802), a mason by trade, son of Charles and Francis Giles, husband to Ann (b. abt. 1800), Daughter Ann (b. 1830) married Joshua Dancey (b. Abt. 1833) and moved to Abertillery, South Wales with sons George Caleb & William J Dancey (later changed to Dauncey between 1901 & 1917)
red mail Hamaton gadbridge farm holyport
I am looking for all my Hamaton ancestors of Cookham, Bray, Holyport, Mt Skippets and anywhere else in Berkshire.
red mail taylor family
i am trying to find relations of the taylor family who came from newbury berkshire. my great grandfarther was ashley rowles taylor. he married winifred alice weston in southampton about 1921.they had one son dennis and emigrated to new york usa. win died about 1927 of tb. ashley had a sister called cicilia {sissy} who married cyril scott in melksham bradford. i beleive they had a painting and decorating buisness but have found no record of them. reginald george taylor at one time worked for thornycrofts in woolston but again ive found no records. the taylors had a pub at one point called the barge inn at 17 froom rd melksham
red mail HIETT of Farringdon
Hi i am trying to trace my family of Hiett's. i have george born 18.12.1818 in farringdon and christened 17.1.1819 in farringdon. parents charles and louisa( nee Cummings) Hiett. Charles occupation was a fish monger.. there is also a sister called Ann who states she was born in farringdon around 1815 but i have found no record of her christening. If any one has any hiett's in their family tree please get in touch, any info would be grateful. many thanks
red mail Withers of Basildon , Berkshire
I Am searching for any info on Withers family of Basildon Berkshire.. 1871 England census is the last trace I can find of this family in England and wonder if they immigrated. Charles Withers BN abt 1827 Basildon Berkshire, wife Hannah & children, George c.1851, Thomas c.1853, William c.1857, Arthur c.1859, Amelia c.1862, Harriet c.1865, Charles 1867 & Tharsa c.1870. Charles Jnr BN: 1867 Basildon,lived in Queensland Australia & worked as a stockman/miner. He married Agnes Jane Sue in Georgetown Qld in 1898 & died in 1947. Any information would be welcome & can give info of Charles Jnr life & family in Aust.
red mail Goatley Cullum
I am trying to trace Frances Humphries Cullum (maiden name) and John Cullum. Frances Humphries Cullum married William Goatley in 1859 and had 2 children Florence Annie and Catherine Fanny. Catherine Fanny died aged 6. And Frances died in 1877. William brought up a child named as his daughter but I am awaiting her birth cert which I think will possibly prove otherwise. Frances Margaret Smith born IOW had Goatley as another surname interest. In the 1881 census Frances Margaret aged 1 is living with John and Anne Cullum in Berkshire. I am trying to find out what relation Frances Humphies Cullum was to John. Can anyone help? Thank you.
red mail Goddard
Looking for any relatives of Louisa Goddard - born Sandhurst 1869, daughter of Albert and Harriet Goddard. Albert was a harness maker and Harriet a laundrymaid. Louisa moved to Manchester but believed to have kept in contact with relatives in Sandhurst/Aldershot until late 1920's
red mail Morgan/Ivory
William Morgan and Mary Ann (nee Ivory) lived in the Windsor area from 1848 to 1859 in which time they had 6 children, William Frederic, Frederick, Henry Thomas, Thomas Aaron, Mary Ann Elizabeth, Harriet Ann. They then moved to the Finchley area MDX, where Sarah Ann, Maria Ann, Charlotte Ann, James George and Georgina Emma were born. James George is my grandfather. Any information of this family would be appreciated.
red mail Hollister-Pounds
Hi, I am looking for the name of Hollister-Pounds born in Berkshire. Please can anyone help me...I have been trying to find how the Hollister name came about with POUNDS Thanks, Rita (Western Australia)
red mail Stagg
I am looking for any information on Thomas Stagg, born East Garston, Berkshire, around 1792 and his wife Hannah, born Lambourn, Berkshire, around 1794. They moved to Clarendon Park, Wiltshire where their children were born. As I live in Australia, I would love any information on my ancestors.
Nightingale Thatcham
I am trying to trace any information on my gg grandfather Thomas Nightingale who lived in Thatcham during the 1800's.He was born c1826 and married Harriet Coxeter.Any information how small will be greatly appreciated.
red mail Wartime evacuees. Alanbay House
Has anyone got any information about the children who were evacuated from London to Allanbay House, Berkshire, during WW2 please?
red mail William Hobbs Berkshire
I'm researching William Hobbs who was born in approx 1834 of parents William and Elizabeth who had died by 1857. William was a blacksmith and one record states that he lived in Thatcham.
red mail Gould, James - Berkshire
I am searching for details of James Gould born in Berkshire in 1837, son of William GOULD. He was a labourer who married Emily Jenner in 1858, Brighton, and then moved to Hounslow in Middlesex. Anyone have any news on James's father William, mother and family from Berkshire?
red mail COX, Caroline
My gt/gt/grandmother, Caroline Cox, was born c1835, in Berkshire. Her father's name may have been Charles. Caroline m Willam Thomas SIMS,1853,in London.They had 3children,Matilda, George and Sarah. They then emigrated to NSW Aust where their 4th child, Charles Robert (my gt/grandfather) was born in 1863. I cant find any records of Caroline's birth or marriage in the UK. Can anyone help me?
red mail BOULT, HIDDEN, CROSS, Berkshire
Thomas BOULT b. Warfield, Berkshire about 1795 m Letitia HIDDEN Daughter Jane BOULT b abt 1830 married Mark CROSS in Old Windsor in 1860. Other children of Letitia and Thomas: Thomas, Ellen, Mary, Albertina, Georgiana, Esther. Looking for links. Daughter of Jane and Mark CROSS was Nellie Esther Jane CROSS b 1863 Old Windsor Berks,d.1913 Fremantle Western Australia
I am searching for a WILLIAM HEYDEN. I know that he married a MARY BEDWELL in BUCKLAND BERKSHIRE in 1887. They had 8 chiildren: Mary 1788, Elizabeth 1791, John 1794, Rachel 1797, Harriet 1799 William 1801, Richard 1805, Charles 1809. I was wondering if any one has information on WILLIAM HEYDEN. Any information gratefully received Caroline
red mail Peter Jolliffe
Trying to locate Peter Jolliffe, b1940's. Married Geraldine Charlwood 1970's.
red mail Kingston Lisle, Berkshire
James Ammon b.1770 and his wife Rachael Beckingham had according to the IGI 11 children in the Berkshire town of Kingston Lisle. Spelling was not their strong point and the surname varies slightly from Ammon, Hammon, Hammond to Hammonds. Any info. on this family gratefully appreciated
Bushell, Richard and Christiana Bennett
Richard BUSHELL born 1809 in Newbury, Berkshire, died 1879 in Bethnal Green. Married c1833 Christiana BENNETT born 1814. Had 8 children all born Bethnal Green or Hackney. Found in census 1851 at Wellington Row, Hackney as Porter. Have no records prior to 1851. Would appreciate any information on Berkshire Bushell's or Christiana Bennett's origins. Thanks
If anyone has any information regarding the Green's and Townsend's of Sunningwell, Abingdon and Berkshire area would they please contact me. I have traced the Greens to 1772 and the Townsends to 1751.
Hungerford, Stabwood
I am searching/looking for information concerning Harriet Mildenhall who was born c1806 either in the Hungerford or Stabwood area of Berkshire
red mail PRATER
I am looking for any info on the family of William Prater who married Martha Hill (sometimes known as Pat)in 1909. They lived for a time in Kingsclere. The Hill family came from the Shaw area near Newbury.
red mail Re: Chaplin/ Dowham
Edward b1830 m Sarah ?b1831livid in easthampstead had ten children. Henry b 1854 m june 1874 Louisa (Dowham)b in West Iisley1853 had six children, livid in warfield berkshire. william b1876 m sept 1899 beatrice b 1882 they had children but how many?. If this is familar with your family history please send in your information.
any information on the CRIPPS family from LAMBOURN
red mail sarah hunter
looking for sarah's baptism c.1772,she married james barker in swallowfield 1792 and died in 1816 in swallowfield.
red mail The New Family in Berkshire
Does anyone know anything about an Edward New born somewhere? in Berkshire about 1794. He went at some time to live in London - Lambeth and Holborn and also possibly Clerkenwell. He married in 1837 in Ealing to Harriet Halsey from Middlesex. They had William, Elizabeth and John and possibly Emma.
My ancestor GG father - George Michael Barnett Manser b.1850 Chaddleworth - m. in West Bromwich 1871 to Sarah Jane Thomas b. abt 1852, West Bromwich, they had a son William James Manser b. 1876 who lived in New Zealand, married, and raised a family. Would like to hear from descendants in UK.
red mail Rumble
My ancestor, John Rumble, was born in Berkshire County on 28 Feb 1828. He immigrated to U.S. before 1860 - with no other family members. I do not know who his parents were or anything about his life before he came to the U.S. ANYTHING would be a blessing, as I have met my brick-wall on this side of the ocean.
red mail Chapman, Richardson
Looking for parents of martha Chapman, born 1831 in Berks. Married to Joseph Richardson. Son Albert Edward Richardson, who married Eliza Ann Patient (born Woodford) Thank you Wendy
red mail Phillips 1566
I have Sybil Phillips marrying John Templar my direct ancestor at West Hannay in 1566. Where did she come from. Their life was spent over the border in Wootton, Oxfordshire as John farmed there.
William B1850c wife Sophy B1851 living Abingdon St Nicholas children rosa+alice living HARE+HOUNDS PUB on 1880 census.Looking for descendants of same
Searching for any mention of a Chimney Corner Farm near Reading, home of the Allwrights in the 1600-1700s. Any suggestions welcome.
red mail Thomas Norris
Looking for Thomas Norris. He married Elizabeth Absolom 15.2.1813 Brightwell.Their children were born in Wallingford. Cannot find birth of Thomas.
red mail GREEN
Looking for information on the GREEN family from Bayworth/Sunningwell/Wootton area of Berkshire. In the 1800's. All replies will be answered. Thank you
red mail Wigmore/Pocock
William Wigmore (bn abt 1823) Married Marie Pocock (bn abt 1828) in Thatcham in 1851 any info would be fantastic. I believe they had a son Edward bn in 1860 in Islington Middlesex any info especially on the Wigmores would be fantastic. Thanks for anyhelp, Paul.
red mail Captain Edmund Cantwell
I'm looking for the origins of Capt. Edmund Cantwell. He was born about 1626, reportedly in Berkshire, and emigrated to Delaware in the US around 1650, where he was high sheriff for many years. Our surname is Anglo-Norman-Irish, so Capt. Edmund's family (father? grandfather?) may have emigrated from Ireland to England. Any information or suggestions would be appreciated!
Has anyone heard of the place in Berkshire called Bisborough pls? I can find no record of it. My G/G/Grandmother Cutler originates from there acc. to 1881 Census. She married a Smith, widowed & married again to Conner from London.
red mail Winstone
I am looking for family of Charles Winstone & Rosannah Baker who lived at Reading from abt 1865 to 1900. Children - Frederick,Charles,Henry,Minnie(Collingwood)Lillian (Jeffries) Emily (Milton)
red mail John Allaway/oway b.abt.1820
Looking for information on Allaway/oways of Beachill and Reading areas of Berkshire. I would like to find the parents of John b.abt.1820. John moved to Hillingdon cir.1840 his wife Ann Elizabeth Brown and his family were all born there.
red mail ABDY - HAWKES
I am researching the name of ABDY/ABDEY, whilst I am looking for the birth of a John ABDY who married a Mary HAWKES I am also collecting all ABDYs. Thankyou. Julie.
George Michael Barnett Manser Christening,04 May 1850,Chaddleworth,Berkshire Parents George Manser and Jane
Hammerton& Brooks
Thomas Hammerton & Ann Brooks ;Parents of William Hammerton B:1807 he married Elizabeth Haines 1831 in Upton, Bucks (her parents John Haines& Deborah Mary Figgis ) Any-one come across these families along the way
red mail Family Name
I believe my surname Brittenden originally came from Berkshire. Any one with my surname out there??

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