Genealogy

I have been interested in family history since I was about 12, and used to badger my nan for stories of when she was young. Since then I have spent many happy hours (and many frustrated ones!) digging around in a variety of record offices around the country.  Now, with so much genealogy data online, I am making many more discoveries, and gradually updating what I have on here.  I have made connections to the gentry class of Norfolk and Suffolk, which has opened many new doors, and I have discovered the joys and frustrations of wills and published pedigrees, and extended a toe into the medieval period.

If you want to contact me please mail famhist@nospam.highfields1.plus.com – remove nospam. from the address

Please note that all data comes from the relevant parish register unless otherwise stated, and will normally be a baptism unless indicated otherwise.

Addington

Milton Malsor Nothamptonshire 1700’s  These aren’t connected (red herring) but may be useful to someone

Adkins

Stoneleigh area of Warwickshire 1600s 1700s

Agitt Aggit Agett

Leicestershire 1800’s

Annatts

Kintbury, Berkshire 1800’s

Archer

Stowmarket area of Suffolk 1800’s

Ashford

Woodbridge and central north Suffolk 1800’s

Baines

North-West Essex  (Broxted and Wimbish) 1700’s

Baker

North-West Essex (Broxted and Stansted) 1700’s

Balham

Stowmarket Suffolk 1600s 1700s

Barnard

Stowmarket, Suffolk 1700’s, 1800’s, 1900’s

Barnard

Stowmarket, Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk 1800’s and Rockland area Norfolk 1700’s

Barnett

Bradfield and Pangbourne in Berkshire, 1700s

Barsham

from the Holborn area of London in the second half of the 1600s

Barret

Courteenhale Northamptonshire 1700’s

Barry

London 1800’s – married to Goodchild and Worham family

Barwell

Leicestershire 1800’s

Basley

Tilehurst Berkshire 1600’s and 1700’s

Bass

South Suffolk 1700’s

Bateman

Southwark early 1800’s

Bearaway

Fressingfield 1700s

Beare

Little Waldingfield and Lavenham, Suffolk, 1600s and 1700’s

Bennett

Woburn, Bedford, South Bedfordshire, 1700’s and 1800’s

Berends

Rijssen, Overijssel, Netherlands 1800’s

Blackwell

somewhere near Sawbridgeworth East Hertfordshire  1800’s – possibly connected to Henham Essex

Bland

South Northamptonshire 1700’s

Bloice Bloyce Bloise Blosse

Great Bromley, Suffolk/Essex border, 1600’s, 1700’s

Bode

of German origin, from somewhere in Hannovaria. Supposed to have come to London with three brothers to be waiters in the 1860’s.

Bowell

North-East Essex (Great Bromley ) 1700’s, 1800’s

Bowle

Thornham Magna Suffolk 1700’s

Boyton Boiton

North-West Essex (Henham, Ugly, Clavering, Wicken Bohunt) 1700’s

Brackett

London 1700’s, Sudbury Suffolk 1700s

Brackett

Watton and Carbrooke, Central Norfolk  1600s and 1700s

Bravery

Coldwaltham, Warnham and Rusper, Sussex 1600’s, 1700’s, Capel and Dorking Surrey, 1700’s London and Brighton 1800’s

Bridges

Norfolk Suffolk border in 1700s, Redgrave and East Harling

Buckenham

Debenham Suffolk 1700s

Busby

Long Coombe, Oxfordshire 1800s

Camplin

Thornham Magna, Suffolk 1700s

Cant

North-East Essex (West Bergholt, Aldham ) 1700s and 1800s. Other Cants in the Colchester area in the 1800s

Caroline

Lambeth and Southwark  early 1800’s

Cheverton

The family originated in the Isle of Wight, moved to Westminster in the mid 1700s, then to Southwark, Surrey.  In the 1800s they were a family of hat makers. Also lived in Lambeth, and moved to Enfield in 1900’s

Childs

Portsmouth 1700’s and 1800’s

Church

North-West Essex (Great Easton) 1600’s, 1700’s

Church

Milton Malsor Northamtonshire 1700’s

Clark

Great Bromley Essex

Clark Clarke

Blisworth, Northamptonshire 1700’s

Clover

Haybridge, Maldon, Writtle Essex early 1800’s and then to London (Battersea,  St Luke, St George, Bow) via Southampton

Cook

Groton area of Suffolk 1700s

Cox

Tilehurst, Berkshire 1800’s and 1700’s

Crane

Boxford and Stoke by Nayland Suffolk 1700s

Cripps

Cranfield, Hockliffe,  Dunstable, Bedfordshire/Buckinghamshire 1600’s, 1700’s, 1800’s, then moved to Shoreditch, London in 1800’s

Curtis

from Bishop Stortford, Herts, and before that across the border in North West Essex (Widdington, Ugly, Birchanger) .  The family were market gardeners, game keepers and agricultural workers. Ealiest link probably a marriage in 1694.

Davis

Burbage and Ogbourne St George, Wiltshire 1700’s,  Reading, Berkshire and South Oxfordshire 1800’s

Darkins

Norfolk/Suffolk border – Barningham and Garboldisham 1800s, Old Buckenham 1700s

De Heer

Amsterdam, Montfoort (Utrecht), Werkendam ( Noord Brabant), Netherlands, 1700’s

Dennis

Kintbury, Berkshire 1800s

Derling

Horsham Sussex, 1600s

Dransfield

Southwark early 1800s

Driscoll

originally from Caherlarhig near Clonakilty in Cork  Ireland, moved to London in the 1840’s – probably famine escapees.

Dunn

Lichfield Staffordshire 1700’s and 1800’s

Egbrink

Amsterdam 1700’s, 1800’s

Ekkel

from Uelzen, Germany, a small village on the Dutch border, where the family were famers the early 1800’s. My great-great-grandfather moved to Amsterdam, and then to London in the 1890’s.

Ellis

Lambeth, Battersea and Southwark, Surrey 1800’s

Elmer Elmore Elmar Elmir Elmin Elmyn Aylmer

(Boxted) Essex/Suffolk (Boxford) border 1600’s, 1700’s 1800’s

Ely

from Pangbourne in Berkshire, 1700s, prior to that Wantage in Berkshire

Everitt

Wennington Essex

Engbers

Neuenhaus, Uelsen, Germany 1800’s

Faithful

Kintbury, Berkshire 1600s, 1700s

Fowler

London 1700’s

Fox

Banham and Garboldisham Norfolk 1700’s

Francis

Stowmarket area 1800’s

Frank

Cranfield, Bedfordshire 1600’s 1700’s

Fuller

The area to the west of Reading, Berkshire 1600’s 1700’s

Galpin

originate in Dorset, migrated via Somerst to Oxford in 1800s.

Gardener

Debenham area, mid Suffolk  1600’s, 1700’s, 1800’s

Garnham

Cotton and Bacton Suffolk 1700’s

Garvey

originally from Ireland, moved to London before 1861.

Gasgoyne

Bedford 1700’s

Gayton

Woburn, Bedfordshire 1800’s and Brafield Northamptonshire in the 1700s

Gerritsen

Neuenhaus, Germany 1800’s

Gilby

south Northamptonshire 1700’s

Gladwin

Chelmsford, Writtle 1700’s and early 1800’s

Godbold

East Anglia in 1600’s and 1700’s

Godfrey

Manuden Essex early 1800’s

Gooch

Woodton 1700’s , Holt and Corpusty Noroflk  1800’s

Gooch

Bacton, Debenham and Wetherden, Suffolk 1700s

Goodchild

London 1800’s

Gregory

Spitalfields/Shoreditch, Enfield, Holborn and Bethnal Green London 1800’s – silk weavers

Hall

Stanford Rivers Essex

Harold

Originally from East Harling, Norfolk and Thrandeston, Suffolk (where the name was also spelt Harrold and Hurrell) where the family were shoemakers and agricultural workers. They moved into the Hoxton area of London in the 1830’s, where they stayed for a hundred years, until my great grandfather (who was a glass beveller) moved to Edmonton.

Harrison

Norton mid Suffolk, 1700s

Hatt

Tilehurst, Berkshire 1700s

Hayden Haydon

Ilford, South-West Essex 1800’s

Hendriks

Elburg, Netherlands, 1700’s

Hilliard

Burbage, Wiltshire 1700’s

Holden

Garboldisham Norfolk/Suffolk border 1700’s

Holloway

Shoreditch London 1700, 1800’s, earlier in the Holborn and St Clements Danes area on the edge of the old City of London

Holloway

from Pangbourne in Berkshire, 1600s

Holme

from Pangbourne in Berkshire, 1600s

Howell

Ilford, Barking Essex

Huddible

North-West Essex (Widdington, Manuden) 1600’s

Hurford

London early 1800’s, possibly from Bridgwater Somerset

Jackson

Brinklow Warwickshire 1700s

Jane

London, Southwark 1800’s

Joceline

South Suffolk 1700’s

Kelly

North West Essex (Hatfield Broad Oak, Matching) 1700’s

King

Eye, Suffolk 1800’s

King

Holt Norfolk and Titchfield Hampshire 1800’s

Kirkham

North-West Essex (Takeley, Great Dunmow) 1700’s, 1800’s

Knight

Bedford 1700’s

Knyvett

Gentry based in south Norfolk 1500’s 1600’s

Lachair

Amsterdam 1600’s and 1700’s, originally from La Haye, Normandy in 1500’s

Lane

Tilehurst, Berkshire 1700s

Lee

Barking, Ilford Essex

Ligtenberg

Lingen, Germany 1600’s, 1700’s, Amsterdam 1700’s

London

Gentry family living in south Norfolk in the 1550 and 1600s

Luker

Originally from Reading and the area around Pangbourne in rural Berkshire, where the family were agricultural workers. My great grandfather moved into central London in the early part of this century.

Manning

Bedford 1700’s

Mason

Shoreditch, London 1700’s, 1800’s

Mathew

Romford South-West Essex 1800’s

Matthews

Takeley, Hatfield Broad Oak and Great Easton, West Essex, 1700’s

Militie

Elburg, Netherlands, 1800’s

Miller

Stansted and Broxted, North-West Essex, 1700’s

Miller

Cotton Suffolk 1700’s

Minter

Boxted North-East Essex 1700’s

Moody

from the Holborn area of London in the second half of the 1600s.  Connections to Cambridge and Richmond – not yet directly connected

Mynard

Milton Malsor, Northamptonshire 1700’s

Nairn

originally from Wigtownshire in southwest Scotland, moved to Blisworth Northamptonshire in the 1840’s, where Peter Nairn was the chief engineer at the pumping station, where the railway met the Grand Union Canal.

Nairn of wigtownshire

Newman

Burbage, Wiltshire 1700’s

Nix

Tilehurst Berkshire 1700’s

Offord

central Suffolk 1700’s

Osborn Osben

Dedham North-East Essex 1800’s

Ouzman

Romford Essex

Pacey

from Blisworth, in Northamptonshire, where there were five generations of shoemakers.  Some connection to Spratton.  The name goes back to the mid 1500s in Blisworth and neighbouring Gayton

Page

Bedford, 1700’s

Pannekoek

Amsterdam, 1700’s, Longelen Netherlands, 1700’s

Park

Cranfield, Bedfordshire, 1700’s

Partridge

Cranfield, Tilsworth Bedfordshire 1600’s 1700’s

Pearl

Buxhall Suffolk 1700’s

Peart

Hockliffe, Bedfordshire 1800’s

Penny

from the extra-parochial Savernake Park area of Wiltshire, near Marlborough and Preshute

Pepiatt

St Pancras, London, 1800’s

Pilley

North-West Essex (Matching) 1700’s

Poulter

Takeley, North-West Essex, 1700’s

Porter

Stanford Rivers,Ilford Essex

Pew-Pugh

Kingston upon Thames and Ham in Surrey 1700s

Quail

Leamington and Manchester 1800’s, originally from the Downpatrick area of Northern Ireland in 1700s

Radley Ratley

Great Easton, North-West Essex, 1700’s

Rastrick

Morpeth 1700’s and Portsmouth 1800’s

Ratley Radley

Birchanger and Hallingbury, North-West Essex, 1800’s

Reed

Wicken Bohunt, North-West Essex, 1700’s

Reinders

Hardenberg, Overijssel, Netherlands 1800’s

Rice

Aldham, Horkesley Essex 1800s, Groton Suffolk 1700s.  Many members of the family are connected with the milling trade. 

Rogers

Shoreditch, 1700’s

Rose

Dorking Surrey, 1600’s 1700’s

Rouse

Essex/Suffolk border 1700’s

Rushbrook Rosbrooke Rosbrook

South Suffolk 1700’s

Russell

from Inkpen in south west Berkshire in 1700s.  Appear to come from Great Bedwyn in Wiltshire in the previous generation.  There might be a connection to the Russell family  established in the Tormarton area of Gloucestershire in earlier centuries.

van Ruissen

Amsterdam and Nijkerk, Holland, 1800s

Satchwell

Bubbenhall and Bulkington Warwickshire 1700s, Wolston 1600s

Schievink

Uelsen and Neuenhaus, Germany, 1800s

Searle

Sudbury area, Essex Suffolk border 1900s, Devon, and Quorndon, Leicesteshire, 1800s

Sedgwick

from Mile End Old Town and the Shoreditch area in the 1700s and 1800s

Sheppard

Southwark, Surrey 1880’s, Bromley, Kent 1700’s

Sheppard Shepherd

Barking Essex

Skingle

Thaxted, Dunmow, Takeley, North-West Essex, 1700’s and 1800’s

Smith

from Pangbourne on the banks of the Thames in Berkshire

Smith

from Kenilworth and Stoneleigh in Warwickshire 1700s

Snell

Stowmarket area, Suffolk, 1800’s

Sprules

from Overton and Fyfield to the west of Marlborough in Wiltshire, 1700s

Squire

Waveney Valley, South Norfolk and North Suffolk, 1700’s

Stebbing Stubbing

Ugley, Debden,  North-West Essex, 1700’s

Stocker

Along the Hampshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire border 1600s 1700s

Sturman

Collingtree and Abington near Northampton early 1700s

Styles

Thrandeston, Suffolk,1700’s

Syday

South Suffolk, 1700’s

Taylor

Ilford, Barking, South-West Essex, 1800’s

Trindell

Deptford on the Thames estuary 1700’s and 1800’s

Thurston

Hoxne, Suffolk 1500’s and 1600’s

Tussing

Amsterdam, 1600’s and 1700’s

Ventrice

Shere in Surrey, 1600s and 1700s

Wadley Wardley Vodley

Great Bentley,Great Bromley, Ardleigh, Dedham Tendring area, East Essex, 1800’s

Waite

from Overton and Fyfield to the west of Marlborough in Wiltshire in 1700s

Walker

Henham, North-West Essex, 1700’s

Warner

Ardleigh and Great Bromley North East Essex, 1700’s and 1800s

Westley

Milton Malsoer, Northamptonshire late 1700s and early 1800s

Whale

Lambeth, 1800’s, Kingston upon Thames and Ham 1700s

White

Isle of Wight 1600s and 1700s

Whitehead

Lambeth 1700s and 1800s

Willis

Barking, Ilford South-West Essex, 1800’s

ten Winke

Neuenhaus, Germany, 1600’s

Wisby

Wissington and Little Cornard, Suffolk 1700s

Wood

Stanford Rivers Essex

Woodfain

From Dunstable in south Bedfordshire, a busy stage coach town on Watling Street

Woolmer

Stanford Rivers Essex 

Worham

London 1700’s and 1800’s – the family is very confused and complicated with remarriages and missing years

Wynants

Amsterdam, 1700’s

Wythe

From Brockdish on the Norfolk Suffolk border 1500 and 1600s

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2 thoughts on “Genealogy

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  2. Toni Nairn

    Thank you so much for putting this freely available online! I have finally found more information on my great grandfather John Nairn and so much more than I imagined! I would love to know where you found all of this information. I have struggled for years to find anything!
    Kind Regards

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