The people of Tingewick, Buckinghamshire (England)

Coming soon!

I keep falling behind with the website due to family commitments, gardening etc so started this list, partly to keep me straight and partly to show that I really will get round to things eventually. If you have sent me information for the website and it doesn't appear either here or on the 'Recent Additions' list, please get in touch with me to remind me about it! Also, if there is something here that you are desperate to know something about NOW then again, get in touch & I'll forward it to you directly.

Descendants & researchers + website links

David Boon, 3g-grandson of William Adams b. 1819
Link to Empson site at
Link to Brewerton family history at
Martin Horwood

Family Stories

James Brewerton - Victorian entrepreneur
Hannah Alcock - fallen on hard times
Eerie connection to William Thomas Ridgway (d 1917 at Passchendaele)
Savins in Australia - emigration of Benjamin Savin and his wife in the 1850s
William Adams - transported to Australia - the next chapter in his life
Penn Kin - several members of one family emigrated to Pennsylvania over a 50 year period
Joseph Harvey of Newcastle United is a Tingewick descendant (great grandson of Joseph Harvey and Jane Read who married Christmas Eve 1845

New section to come - Brick Walls And Mysteries

What was the maiden name of Elizabeth, (d.1795), wife of one Andrew Mieres of Daventry
William Stockley born 1813 in Tingewick - who were his parents, and where did the marriage to his second wife take place?
Clifton-Clifford Why did the Clifton family of North Oxfordshire start using the surname Clifford instead?
Felix Gray or Brown - what happened to him, and is he the ancestor of Damian Gray? ;
Descendants of Samuel Heard Timms - what became of Arthur Golby Timms b. 1876 - the last of that family has died intestate and a living relative is sought.
James Holton apparently emigrated to Pennsylvania on a ship leaving Liverpool in November 1850; but in April 1851 he and his companions appear on the Tingewick census!

New section to come - Migration

Who, when, where, why?


Early Stockley wills (in progress)

Jackman & Strainge wills


Photos of William Adams life in Australia after he became a free man, thanks to David Boon.
Family group photos of the Holtons in Pennsylvania, thanks to Cathy [Holton] Robare
Richard King & descendants

Source files

Holton, Creed & Harvey baptistms & marriages contributed by Carol Riggle
Dissenters Children "of Tingewick" extracted from 'an Oxfordshire FHS transcription of the register of the Congregational Church, Chapel St, Bicester which flourished from 1695 to 1745' contributed by Brian Creed Tingewick-born strays from the 1891 census index, extracted by Jan Anderson in San Diego
Tingewick strays from North Oxfordshire parish registers kindly extracted by Bob Strong in New Zealand
better details of the 1910 land tax.

Links section

Dates when census was taken - and also how ages were rounded in 1841 -
The origins of Tingwick township in Quebec - the town in Lancashire where Emma Greaves nee Eagles and others went, seeking work, in the 1870s
1851 census of Finmere
The story of the Tingewick Ghost Dog is included in "Buckinghamshire Tales of Mystery & Murder" by David Kidd-Hewitt, published by Countryside Books (2003) 7.95 from Buckinghamshir book shops, from, and from Amazon