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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.

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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 Anita davey on September 16, 2010 at 10:12am
Hi yes my GGGGGrandfather was William Doe married to Eliz (neeGunter)
married in 17.7. 1824 which I confirmed yesturday when I went to the records
office in Reading. His son George is my GGGgrandfather he married Ellen in 1864 .
Comment by Andrew Young for Margaret Young on September 7, 2010 at 4:52am
Olive Kate WICKENS was the daughter of John WICKENS (of Englefield) and Maryanne ILSLEY and in 1881 they were living in Harmoor (now Armour Road area). Maryanne was the daughter of Thomas ILSLEY and Maria HAWKINS.
For those unable to visit the Berkshire Record Office to see the original registers there is a CD of transcripts of the Registers of Tilehurst St Michael's available from the Berkshire FHS - see link above
Comment by rosemary bailey on September 7, 2010 at 4:42am
My grandparents were George Jerome and Ellen Allen. I know all about the Jeromes but if anyone has any onfo on the Allen family I appreciate the help. they used to live next door to each other in Little Heath.
Comment by rosemary bailey on September 7, 2010 at 4:40am
When I was younger my sister Sheila and I used to play with a Wickens on his father's farm that used to be accessed via Downing Road. They had a great carthorse by the name of Kit.
Comment by rosemary bailey on September 7, 2010 at 4:35am
I have Sarah and William's birth certificates, also their wedding certificate, they married 09-09-1876 at St John's Church Reading. If you go to the Berkshire Births marriages and Deaths on line you will find a lot of Doe's. I ordered my certificates from the Reading registry Office. I have lots of info on the Doe's not so mcuh for the Turners. Sarah was born in Tilehurst. Hope this helps.
Comment by Marcus Leadley on September 6, 2010 at 10:43am
That's great - yes, I think it's highly likely that my great aunt Kate (Olive) was named after her mother then. Thanks for this information - keen to trace this back further - is this from a church record or possibly your own family tree? Any other pointers? Thanks again, Marcus
Comment by rosemary bailey on September 6, 2010 at 10:37am
I haven't been on lone for some time so I am probable out of date however I noticed there are comments about the Doe and Turner families.
My great grandparents were William Doe 08-07-1848 Brimpton and Sarah Turner 28-10-1855
Comment by Andrew Young for Margaret Young on September 6, 2010 at 9:48am
Welcome to the Group Marcus

A George TAYLOR married Olive Kate WICKENS at Tilehurst in 1896 - she was probably the daughter of John and Maryanne WICKENS baptised 17 May 1875 at St Michaels Tilehust.

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Comment by Marcus Leadley on September 6, 2010 at 9:32am
Hi there - I am especially interested in Victoria’s post below but maybe others can help too. I have been trying to research my mother’s side of the family with very little luck. All we know is that her grandmother’s surname was Wickens and she was from Tilehurst. She married a George Taylor and died just after the First World War in the flu epidemic. We are tying to connect this to Elsie May Taylor (her daughter – my grandmother) who had siblings Sydney Herbert George, Olive Kate and Ronald Philip. We have been thought a lot of channels but none of these people appears to show up in census information. Thanks Marcus
Comment by Anita davey on August 31, 2009 at 9:47am
This is all new to me ,my mother was Born in 1920 in Reading and lived in Tilehurst her family name was Doe. Although her mother had been married before and widow her name was Rose White (nee Hunt) any links .

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