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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 Victoria Turner on July 26, 2009 at 4:57am
Margaret, Benjamin and Charles were brothers. I have to go out for a couple of hours but I will come back to you with the details.
Comment by Andrew Young for Margaret Young on July 26, 2009 at 3:16am
Yes - that's the family.
Benjamin's son William married Ellen Marie THORNE, daughter of Charles but cannot see a llink with the two fathers yet.
William's daughter Rose Annie married Harry SLADE 1907 Reading RD.
Comment by Victoria Turner on July 25, 2009 at 11:08am
Hi Margaret,
I have Ilsley, Thorne, Hobbs, and just one Turner, in Tilehurst. Ilsleys were a big family. Who is it you are specifically looking for?
Benjamin Thorne marr Elizabeth Hobbs whose mother was Nanny Ilsley
Comment by Andrew Young for Margaret Young on July 25, 2009 at 7:19am
I am doing some research for a friend at present. Her family names from Tilehurst are TURNER, THORNE, HOBBS and ILSLEY. Do any of these sound familiar?
Comment by Victoria Turner on July 24, 2009 at 7:33am
Hi,Thank you for the welcome.
Sellwood, Wickens and Beckingham in the main, but virtually all the big Tilehurst families of the 19th century are linked. I have a big database of linked Tilehurst families and am happy to help anyone.
The one person I am really stuck on is my great grandmother, Sarah Chapman 1807. In 1851 (Berks fhs cd) she says born Basingstoke, in 1841 born in Berks, but disappears in 1861 although her husband, Thomas Sellwood 1804, is a lodger in Theale and still saying married. He died in Bradfield Workhouse and is buried there. I cannot find a burial for Sarah or a baptism. They were my 2nd great grandparents.
Comment by Andrew Young for Margaret Young on July 24, 2009 at 7:15am
Welcome Victoria - are there any particular names you are researching that are associated with Tilehurst?
Comment by Chris Upwood on July 18, 2009 at 1:10pm
Hope you dont mind me joining, I was born and rised in Tilehurst, infact I have family still living there, I was also married in St Michaels.
I am researching Whitbread's and Penny's
Comment by Andrew Young for Margaret Young on July 16, 2009 at 9:27am
The photograph is of Tilehurst Water Tower, built in 1931-2 on the highest land in the area and the local 'symbol' for Tilehurst.
Comment by Andrew Young for Margaret Young on July 13, 2009 at 5:20am
Good to hear from you Lyla.

I have added some Tilehurst links which may be useful.

Comment by Lyla Horley on July 12, 2009 at 4:04pm

I am researching the GIBSON family from Tilehurst. Other associated names are TIGG, BOAMES, POTTINGER and WOOD.


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