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A group for all those who have ancestors from Tilehurst, Berkshire, England

Location: Berkshire, England
Members: 13
Latest Activity: Oct 14, 2013

Welcome to Tilehurst

This is the Group if you have ancestors from Tilehurst or you are interested in the history of the village.
Some of the key names from the area are DUFFIN, HOBBS, ILLSLEY, KIRTON, THORNE, TURNER and WICKENS.

Useful Links
About Britain
Berkshire Family History Society has information on Tilehurst
Berkshire BMD

Francis Frith
Royal Berkshire History
St Michael's Church, Tilehurst
Tilehurst Methodist Church

Related links on GenealogyWise
Berkshire Ancestors
Berkshire Ancestry

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Comment by David George Gibson on July 13, 2012 at 12:52pm


I joined Tilehurst because William Doe (1770 - 1858) was my 4th great grandfather, apparently! I see that Anita Davey is a descendant of his too. Rebecca Pike was his grand daughter, and her daughter Freedom Buckland (or Miarhena, as she was at birth and on her gravestone), was my great grandmother. She and her husband Sampson Williams (my great grandfather) settled in Lambourn Woodlands. My grandmother was their daughter...hence I am related through the maternal line.

Comment by Andrew Young for Margaret Young on August 8, 2011 at 6:47am
Margaret Young died on 7 August 2011 after a short and unexpected illness with cancer.
Comment by rosemary bailey on June 22, 2011 at 2:06am

Hi Anita,

I have been reaserching on Ancestry and I have found many cousin all over the world. It's great to find another one. I live on the coast but my sister lives near where we were born so I often come back to the area. I have some first cousins who still live there as well.

Comment by Anita davey on June 21, 2011 at 10:36am

 Hi Rosemary

 have not been on here for a while thatsgreat we are 3 cousins i believe thats another cousins i have found in the last year. My mothers half brother same mother diffrent father. his children i have been in touch with and have meet some of them in the last year which was great after 50 years. hope you pick this up anita

Comment by Victoria Turner on May 28, 2011 at 4:50am
Olive Kate Wickens had 3 siblings bap in Tilehurst.
Parents John Wickens 1844 Englefield and Mary Ann Illsley 1846 Tilehurst.
They were:-
Alice Elizabeth 1868 marr Samuel Taylor 1863 Poole, Dorset. I have 2 children for them Samuel's father was William Taylor
William Thomas 1871 marr Alice Huggins 1871 of East Garston, dau of Francis and Hannah nee Cox. I have one child
George Henry Wickens 1873 marr Lilian Maud Dormer 1873 Reading dau of Alfred and Ann Maria nee Cooper I have 3 children fro them.
Olive Kate Wickens 1875 marr George Taylor son of William James Taylor.

John Wickens of Englefield is consistent in his age on the censuses from 1871 to 1901, if not his birthplace. It is only in 1881 that he says born Englefield. Otherwise Tilehurst.
There is no baptism for him in the Tilehurst PRs and in 1851 Berks Fhs transcript the only John in Englefield is 9mths old son of James and Eliza. In fact, there is no John Wickens of the right age, so I stopped my research there.
John married Mary Ann Illsley, dau of Thomas and Maria nee Hawkins 9th June 1867 Tilehurst. He was buried in 1910 by a Congregationalist Minister.

Comment by rosemary bailey on March 22, 2011 at 5:44am

Hi Margaret

Who was your husbands father. It is great to know I have more cousins out there, no matter how removed.

Comment by rosemary bailey on March 22, 2011 at 5:43am

Hi Anita

Anita was you mum Ivy Ellen? I do have Arthur Doe on my tree. George was my great grandfather's brother.


Comment by Andrew Young for Margaret Young on March 22, 2011 at 3:16am

Anita and Rosemary


According to my computer you are 3rd cousins once removed.  Anita is a 3rd cousin of my husband and Rosemary is his 3rd cousin once removed.  I am often in the Record Office so may meet you there one day!



Comment by Anita davey on March 22, 2011 at 2:53am

HI Rosemay

I have not been on this site for a while so you might not pick this up.Yes I think we may be distant cousins, as my mother was living in Tilehurst most of her early life until till she married my father,her parents were Rose and Arthur Doe Arthur was son of George  married Ellen,who was the brother of William born around 1842,I live near reading so go to the records office from time to time if there is info i can look up for you let me know.

Comment by rosemary bailey on September 16, 2010 at 10:41am
Hi Anita,
George's brother Thoma born 1825, baptised 12-07-1825 was my great great grandfather. He married Hannah Myhill (Miles) also born in Kingsclere in 1845, their son William born 1848 led to my grandmother Annie Elizabeth born in 1878. I never knew her as she died long before I was born. Mum was her and Walter Holland Bristol's youngest daughter. I was born in Downing Road Tilehurst. I think this may make us distant cousins.

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