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Henley is one of our enchanting towns, scene of the most famous regatta meeting in the world, it has two unrivalled approaches. From Oxford we come in by the Fair Mile, a superb stretch as wide as three roads, ... more
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I am trying to trace the whereabouts of a relative of mine. June's Mother was my late Father's Aunt Sue. June was a Civil Servant who lived in the Wirral, North West, but moved with her Husband to Henley On Thames around 1995. I think she will be about the age of 76 now. I would love to find her, as so much has happened since she left. Thank you.
red mail Newtown, Henley-on-Thames
My great-great grandfather Job Wilkins was the first of my family to move from Stoke Row into Henley, where the 1861 census recorded him living with his wife and son simply in Newtown, and the 1871 census at 'New Town Back Road'. I've been unable to discover just whereabouts in Newtown 'Back Road' might be. It has been suggested that it might have been what is now Newtown Gardens or indeed Reading Road itself. I would be delighted if anyone could tell me more! Many thanks, Maurice.
red mail Cook family
after info etc on COOK family residing in greys hill Henley in 1800 & 1900s
Hutchings. Isle of Wight
I'm trying to trace the birth and whereabouts of Jessie Hutchings. Born abt. 1844, Player Street Ryde, Isle of Wight. Her Father was Richard Hutchings born in Bath,Somerset 1812,Mother was Charlotte The earliest record I have is the 1851 census.
red mail Wilkins of Henley
Ive spent a great deal of time trying to find the whereabouts of two of my great-great-uncles, James and John Wilkins, both born in Henley-on-Thames, James on 1853 and John in 1857. They last appear in the 1871 census, James as a Harness Maker aged 17 and John as an Iron Moulders apprentice, aged 13. After that I have so far failed to find what happened to them, having tracked down neither marriages or deaths. Does anyone have any advice or ideas on how to get over this one? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks, Maurice.
Missing Female Relative.
I am trying to find a missing Aunt who has disappeared from the face of the earth. My Aunt was taken from Her Mother, (My Nan) in about 1929/30 because my Nan had separated from Her Husband & did not have the means to look after 2 Children, Hence 1 was taken away by the authorities & was adopted by a Teague Family in Henley-on-Thames, but not legally adopted as there is no record of adoption. Her name may have been changed & when old enough She may have been informed that she had no other Family. If alive my Aunt would be about 84yrs & I would like to know what happened to Her. Her Birth Surname was Willcox & She was born in Portsmouth Hants.
Teague Family in Henley-on-Thames.
Looking for any Relatives of Edward Henry Teague /Wife: Anita May, who was a Shopkeeper at 159 Greys Road, Henley. Edward died: 1938. Anita May moved in with their Daughter & Son Inlaw at "The Wee House" 59 Greys Road, Henley. Anita May, Died in 1963 aged 77yrs & was still living at " The Wee House" 59 Greys Road with Grandson Hector Macphereson. Any information on the Teague or Macphereson Families living in Henley-on-Thames would be greatly appreciated
red mail Weaver/ Perry
I would love to hear from anybody who knows of a George Henry Perry/ Weaver born in Henley On Thames 1877. His parents were William Leak Weaver/s born Gorleston Norfolk 18/7/1815 and Mary Ann Weaver/s nee Berry born 14/12/1827 North Runcton Norfolk. They also had 2 other daughters Hannah 1849 & Mary 1852. William also had six other children born of his marriage to Elizabeth Jane Turner in 1838 Norwich Norfolk. Hope to hear from anybody who could confirm they maybe related in any way.
red mail Peacey in and around Dagenham / Newham / London
Any one else looking for Peacey families who lived or are still living in London / East London?
red mail Irvings of Henley-0n-Thames
Seeking information concerning the Irving family of Rememham, near Henley. I am a descendant of Fanny Irving, who married James Spiers in 1876, and Charlotte Irving, who married Herbert Smith in 1883. Fanny was born in 1834, and died in 1905, in Rememham , and Charlotte was born in 1859. I would like to trace the family back from Fanny, if any information is available.
red mail George King
Shown as Publican in Henley on Thames c 1940's does any one have any information on this family. Has daughter Elsie Edith King born c 1915.
red mail Amelia Howard Higgs
BC January 1911 for Amelia Edith Jane Howard, daughter of Robert Howard and Annie nee Higgs. But not my Amelia Howard - part of my mad rush to get BMD certs before the price increase. If this Amelia belongs to your family I am happy to send a scan of the BC
red mail Childrens Home in Henley on Thames
I am trying to trace a childrens home in Henley on Thames in the late 40's and 50's.any info would be gratefully received.
red mail Peter James Maguire (two litre Peter)
Am looking for an old friend that used to live in Henley-on-Thames during the 1990's. He is a carpenter/joiner who used to renovate pubs. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
red mail Frederick Meads ww1 roll of honour Henley town hall
Frederick Meads who was born 1889 son of Charles and Mary Ann Meads formerly of 4 Clarence Road Henley on Thames(approximately 1917). He was one of three sons who served in ww1 (roll of honour plaque Henley town hall).Can anyone supply any further information(when died,burial place, any other relatives etc.) My main interest being to obtain a photograph of him to see whether the one in my possession is indeed of him.
red mail Pobjoy Sharp
Looking for Ancestors of Jemima Pobjoy - nee Sharp. Daughter of John Sharp *butcher and sister of joseph sharp - pork butcher. One of her sons apprenticed under her brother as a butcher
red mail Charles Fellow(e)s.
Charles Fellow(e)s married Lucy Barlow in St Giles, Reading,in 1817 and later moved to Henley on Thames where their children were born. I am trying to find his date of death and where he is buried. Val.
red mail charles fry of henley on thames
charles fry was born at henley on thames he was a game keeper according to the 1850 census, he did marry a elizabeth scriven. is there any of the fry family living in the area it would great to know
red mail Pratt, Henley-on-Thames
Looking for birth and marriage of James Pratt, a shoemaker from Henley-on-Thames born around 1715. His son William went to Beckingham in Kent and then on to Hayes, Kent. Any info on this will be great.
red mail Clements of Henley-on-Thames
Searching for Clements family, hairdressers, perfumiers, toy & fancy goods and later clocks shops in Henley, 18th century. Samuel Clements' daughter Mary born 1773 married John Gorton, a music smith; they lived in London and their family became nonconformists, their children being registered at Dr Williams Library pre 1837 with Samuel Clements Hairdresser of Henley named as grandfather. Does anyone know anything about Samuel Clements, the hairdresser/perfumier?
red mail Sharp
Trying to trace any Sharps in Henley-on-thames,possible burial in St Marys church??thanks,Brian
Would anyone have pictures of the Union Workhouse at the turn of the century?
red mail Davis Family
Trying to find a Timothy Paul Davis (b. 31 Mar 1964 Reading) and his brother, Nicholas James Davis (b. 03 Oct 1967). Their parents were Clive I Davis and Bernice Anne Green (b. 03 Jan 1938 Wokingham d. May 1984 Henley). The family lived in Greys Road, Henley.
Looking for information on COOK family that resided in Henley (too many individual names to list) on Greys Hill and West Hill.
red mail Peacy/Peacey/Pacey
Am researching my husband's family of George PEACEY and Mary PHEBY who married in 1849 at Reading, Berkshire, and then moved to Henley-on-Thames. George was a cordwainer. George and Mary had three known children between 1849 to 1853 all in Henley-on-Thames. Willing to share information.
red mail Boarded cottages newtown
Anyone know of no.4 Boarded cottages Newtown Henley? came from a birth cert in 1906.
red mail Goodyear/Pond
Am looking for further details of Florence Kate Pond (nee Goodyear)buried in Langley. She married Joseph James Pond and died aged 32. Did she have children with Joseph?Who was the father of her 2 other children?I am connected to her son and am looking for more family
Looking for information on the Coles family. John Coles b 1827. married Matilda b 1836 Greys Henley. daughter Jane Matilda b 1869 Henley-on-Thames, who married George Joseph Whitehead in 1889.
red mail Freeman
Looking for connections to Willian Reginald Freeman born Henley on Thames 1886, Married Lizzie Margaret Swaddling on Henley on Thames in 1904, sons Reginald Francis Freeman B 1905, James A and Sydney G. Reginakd Francis married Phyllis Florence Jennings in 1924 son Francis Ernest Freeman (my fayher) born 1925, any information gratefully recieved.
red mail Bowling
Any information on the Bowling family. Thomas Bowling, Surgeon. Lived in Alms houses at the church
red mail Gladall Family or Triest Family
Interested in any information regarding a Mr. Gladall (perhaps Claud) residing in Henley on thames near the end of the 1700s or early 1800s. He was married with 1 child. He had a brother in law, Captian Trundell (or Frundell) any information would be helpful.
red mail buckingham broardhead
John buckingham was master of the national school in henley-on-thames would be glad if anyone could tell me about any schools he may have been at, his daughter Ellen-Maria married Theodore-henry BROADHEAD IN 1859 he was a clerk in holy orders, any help on this would be appreciated
red mail March Lock and Mills
I moved into what was called 'The Bungalow' a year ago and would love to find some photos of when it was first built around 1950. It may be included in photos of March Lock and Mills taken from the meadow side of the river. It was originally just a boat house before the build of the bungalow. Any info would be great.
red mail Hoopers Boat Builders
James Hooper Boat builder and publican Born Oxfordshire c 1810. Married to Sarah. Lived in Eton and Henley on Thames. Worked and lived at pubs 'Cricketers'Eton and 'The Wharf'Henley. Several children including Henry and George. Daughter Prudence Sophia born 1844 could possibly be grand daughter of James. She was born in Windsor and married Robert Metcalf in London
red mail Tombs family
am seeking any information on the Tombs from Henley. have drawn a blank at john tombs c1736 he married martha stokes in henley in 1758. he may not have been born there though. anyone with info please contact.
red mail George/Slade Family Henley on Thames area
I am interested in hearing from anyone who has information on the above family names. My grandmother was Bertha Rosetta George (born 1896) - she was one of many children (10 or 11) they lived in Queen Street. My great grandfathers name was Eleazar he married Fanny (Slade)on 15th January 1881. I have lots of names and locations around the Henley area.
red mail Anne Darvell b 1819
Any information greatly appreciated on this lady. Am desperate to find any relations/decendants of hers.
red mail clements
I am researching the clements family who were resident in henley on thames from at least 1650. I am particularly intersted in Samuel Clements b.1703 and his son (also Samuel) b.1736. Both were Innkeepers. Does anyone have information on this family from these dates or up to the present day?
red mail Brooks / Deane families of Henley-on-Thames
I have managed to trace the Brooks back to 1726,Thomas Brooks b1726, James Brooks b1746, James Brooks b1779 was a surgeon in Henley he had two sons James b1807 & Charles b1809 (my husbands grt grt grandad)and daughter Susannah Brooks. James b1807 and his son Arthur b1833 ran a General Practitioners from Market Place, Henley-on-Thames definately between 1841-1881. Charles b1809 was also a surgeon? Does anyone have any more details about this? Also James Brooks b.1779 married a Susannah Deane in Hambleden 1803, I have not been able to find out her parents names or confirm brother/sisters? Have found a Deane family in Market Place, Henley between 1841-1871, then they move to Fingest, Hambleden. There are also a number of Deane's in the Hambleden area but no Susanna??? Can anyone help???
red mail Weaver/Perry Family
My Grandfather George Henry Perry was born in Henley circa 1877. He also used the surname Weaver and in 1881 was living with his grandparents William Leah and Mary Ann Weaver in New Street. His mother was allegedly an actress who disowned him due to his illegitimacy. Have not found him after 25 years searching. Any help gratefully received.
red mail Willis
need help come to a stand still in my tree ive traced my 3 x great grandad Arthur Willis who lived on Friday street with his 2 brothers Walter Altred and 2 sisters Ethel and Esther thier mother my 4 x great gran was Isabel this is on the 1891 cencus Isabel was widowed so i dont have my 4 x great ggrandads name if any one can would be most greatfull
red mail Neal / Whittick
I am looking to conect the familys of Thomas Neal and Elizabeth Whittick who married in the Parish Church Henley on the 28th Sept 1848, no details are given for Elizabeth only name. She may have come from Ipsden Stoke Row and birth would have been c 1838
Lunnon / Bromley
I am researching my 2 x great grandparents, John LUNNON and Hannah BROMLEY, who married in Henley-on-Thames, OXF on 27/11/1819. John was born 15 February 1796 in Henley-on-Thames, baptised 28 February. His parents were William LUNNON and Elizabeth, née SMITH. Hannah was born in Wokingham, BRK on 10 November 1793 & baptised the next day. Her mother was Elizabeth BROMLEY, who married William ALLBROOK on 17 February 1800. Any further information on the ancestry of either family would be welcome.
Benjamin Palmer
Benjamin Palmer was postmaster at Henley from c 1881 to 1901. His father was William Palmer of Berrow, Somerset. Benjamin's daughter Emily did not marry as far as I know, she was born 1854, and had two children by Charles Dewdney Cowland, my grandfather, Charles Dewdney (Cowland Palmer) and Ethel Cowland Palmer. I have both Emily and Ethel on 1901 census in Battersea, Surrey, but have not been able to find deaths for them. Ethel was born 1880 in Kensington. Would be eternally grateful for any info. There is a possibility that one of them was known as Egerton or Price, or both.
red mail FREEMAN
Found On 1841 census Freeman Ann 1786 Freeman Edward 1811 freeman Susan 1817 Freeman Ellen 1827 Freeman Ann 1834 Freeman David 1836 Freeman Henry 1837 If you are connected to or can help with this family please contact me
Researching the Tomalin family from Enstone, Bix, Assenden, Rotherfield Greys, Henley on Thames areas of Oxfordshire as well as Fawley Buckinghamshire, Reading Berkshire and Dartford Kent.
red mail Whitlow-Youd
I am looking for information on the Whitlow family. Wilfred Whitlow (Grandfather) grew up in Runcorn in 1930's and Maureen Whitlow (Grandmother), who's maiden name is Youd, grew up in Widnes in 1930's.
red mail Holbrook-Selwood
i am looking for information about my grandfather (Ronald George Holbrook) and grandmothers (Margaret "peggy" Selwood) family. They resided in Birmingham until the late 1960's when they moved to the north west.
red mail The Standbrook Family
I'm looking for any information about my Great, Great Grandfather's family(sometimes listed as Stanbrook without the d) who were blacksmith's in Duke Street, and in Grey's Lane Henley from 1839 until 1883. I have found various entries in Census's an Directories who that mention Edward,William and Samuel but were they father and sons or brother's? If anybody knows anything about them I should love to hear from you.
red mail Cooper family plumbers & glaziers
Looking for information on the descendents of Charles J Cooper, b.1805 Reading Berks, a Plumber & Glazier. His son, Henry Broughton b.1830 Henley on Thames Oxford, a Plumber m. Sophia Smith b.1839 Cholsey Berks (m.1867 Wallingford. Their Children were: Henry Charles Emblin b.1868 Cholsey Berks and Arthur Bernard b.1871 Henley on Thames Oxford. Henry Charles Emblin married Mary Ann Baylis, their children were: Emblin William Boughton b.1890 Cholsey Berks,(married Hilda May Wheeler in 1917)Henry Alan b.1892 Henley on Thames Oxford, Bernard Vivian b.1895 Highbridge Somerset, Denis Arthur b.1900 Highbridge Somerset. Charles also had 2 granddaughters Lena Kate b1873 Henley on Thames Oxford and Amelia b.1860 Maidenhead Berks, but I don’t know who their parents were. Any information is welcome.
Regarding the previous message I have found out that William was a labourer not a bricklayer, he was also living, in 1851, in Northfield End and being kept by the parish, also living with him was his mother Mary also being kept by the parish, the family cosists of, Samuel c 1822, Mary Ann c1840 Emma 1844 and Charles 1850. Any info. would be much appreciated as this family are proving to be very elusive.
red mail king/carter/goodyear.
William King born c1809 married Sarah nee Carter, Sarah is believed to have been born in Abington, William was a bricklayer and had at least three children one of which was Emma born 1844. There is also a connection with William Goodyear who married Emily King, William Goodyear died in 1882 and is interred in Henley. Unable to find any details of this family
red mail Bacchus
I have on my tree a LILIAN BACCHUS born 1877 at Bethnall Green London to WILLIAM BACCHUS & HARRIET POYTON. Lillian married GEORGE BLACKHAM 8th April 1901 at Holy Trinity Church District of Rothafield, Oxfordshire. They had the following children GEORGE HECTOR born 1910 died 19th January 1945 WW2 LESLIE GEORGE born 1910 EDITH LILIAN born 1906, she married ALFRED RICHARD B HOBBS in 1927 at Henley-on-Thames.Anyone have these names on their tree please contact me.Ellen
red mail woodwards-hart street
does anyone have a picture of hart street in the late 1890's? one of my ancestors had a bakers shop at no 19. His name was James William Woodwards and he ran the shop until his death in 1906.I am looking for his family-sons Sydney,Harry,Walter & daughter Ada.
red mail james barnett
james barnett son of thomas and lucy married johanna caddy in 1892 in new zealand. any info on his migration. was first sighted in nz in 1887
red mail Randall
I have traced ancestors of the Randall family back to 1861 to Bix, near Henley on Thames, Oxon. This is when James Randall married Esther Jones. The names of both their fathers are William. Their son Edwin although he moved to Sussex, ended his life in Henley in 1939. I'm interested to find any living relatives who may be able to throw some light on what happened to his son Edwin James (my grandfather) who died somewhere in Australia. Or just intereste to find living relatives! Heather
red mail Jones
Julia Jones born about 1832,father William Jones,a wheelwright ,any information would be much appreciated
Any info regarding Charles Bedford(b.ABT.1806 Sutton, Berks.) and his wife Mary Ann Dean would be much appreciated. Also info regarding his son Henry Charles b.1853 who married Ann Martha Howard in 1881. Thank you
Any info much appreciated on RACHEL WILLIS, born c.1818 in Henley-on-Thames. Thank you.
red mail looking for pither in henley
Hi, i am trying to find out about my ancesters. My grandmother was Florence Winifred Pither, she was born in 1915 in Henley. Her mothers maiden name was Stagg. Florence had 3 children, Pauline d.o.b 1932, Jean d.o.b 1935 and Dorothea d.o.b 1938. They were born in Henley workhouse. If anyone could tell me more, or put me on the right track, much appreciated. I think Florence pither went on to marry an Ingram Portsmouth area. Cheers, Wendy
red mail William Cooper
Married Elizabeth Randell in 1765. Does anybody have any information on him?
red mail PRATT DOLBY
Frances Pratt bn 1815 mrd John DOLBY
red mail perry in henley on thames
Esther perry born 1852. Kate Perry born 1858 William Frederick Perry born 1859 any info please.
red mail Newbery family Henley-on-Thames
My Great grandfather (William Henry) Harry Newbery was born 1883in (poss in Henley-on-Thames) and his family moved to Leamington where they had a pork butchers shop. I think his father was James or John born 1861. He had at least one sister who moved to London and he went to live with her after the war. I would be very greatful for any further information.
red mail PLOMER
My great-grandfather was mayor of Henley in 1924. He was involved in the local council for 31 years. His name was George Arthur Plomer. If anyone has any information on the Plomer family I would be very grateful to hear it as I am trying to trace myfamily history.
red mail Alleway family of Henley on Thames
I am looking for information on James and Eliza Allaway (or Alleway) of Henley on Thames. Their daughter Ellen was born there in 1829. Any information would be very welcome
red mail Henry James Knight
I am looking for my GG Grandad Henry James Knight. I thought I had struck gold when I found my Knights in London, then on the 1861 census Henry gives his place of birth as Henly on Thames but I can not find him on the IGI. So if anyone knows anythingabout my Henry or could look up on the parish registers I would be very grateful.
I am looking for info on our family "Hooney" (sometimes spelled Honey) many were born and raised in Henley on Thames from mid 1700-1900 I would be most interested in hearing from anyone with any info at all. thank you Kathi
Wise Family
I am researching the Wise family who originated in Bix and settled around Rotherfield Greys. Anyone related to Oliver Wise who married Sarah Annie Eggleton c. 1898
Plumbe, Drapers And Frequent Mayors Of Henley-on-thames
Wishing to learn anything recorded about these ancestors of mine. 3 generations were Drapers in the town and evidently "pillars of the community" too, for three heads served as Mayor circa 1812-13, 1824-25, and later. (Maybe Magistrates too?)
red mail Sellwood
I am looking for 20th century incidences of the surname SELLWOOD or SELWOOD in any of the villages around Henley, particularly Richard SELLWOOD and Emma circa 1861, as parents of Sarah, William, Henry, George, & Walter,
James Axtell
James Axtell, born in Eton 1810, married Ann Bowerman at The Parish Church of St, Mary The Virgin, Henley-on-Thames Oxford in 1830. Died in 1870 at Islington West. Middx. I am looking for siblings and parents of James.
red mail May William 1769-1822
My grandmother Rose Jessie MAY was born in Henley-on-Thames in 1892 and I have traced her ancestry back to William above who married Frances WRIGHT in 1792 at St. Mary's Church but I have now hit a brick wall. My great grandfather Jesse MAY 1867-1917 took his family to Camberwell, London after the 1891 census. Is anyone else researching this branch of the MAY family?

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