Bringing in the large family Christmas pudding, with children running around

Charles Tilbury's Christmas Pudding
As served at the 19th century Royal Hotel, Aldershot, Hampshire, UK

In France since an accident in 1978, I left Paris early 2008, and am now in the Creuse
'Caroline', (CMTilbury, b. UK, siteholder)
Page update: 14 December 2017

Links Page


My website has been copied twice: this IS the original!

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My heartfelt thanks for sharing to:

Robyn C. of Australia
who helped me with the Bucks Tilburys; transcribed the PRO marriages list for 'The Tilbury Magazine' website, & some parish registers, censuses, from Buckinghamshire;
Robyn's Tilbury ancestors were blacksmiths and coachmakers
Michael H. of UK
who generously offered for publication on 'Tilberia' the results of years of his own research & investment, including Hampshire & London Ts, bmd & Wills;
Michael seeks the father of ancestor William T., thatcher of Clanfield

Beware! Telescoped Chronology of Family Mythology

A few comments from your humble siteholder, about family anecdotes
Family Secrets
Trying to prise the lid off the family can of worms
A Forgotten Fact
The long arm of WW2 reaching out into today's DNA testing

3 Ostlers named William Tilbury

William Henry Tilbury at the Royal Hotel, Richmond, Surrey, 1838
Witness in Court: his employer Shephard against the Prince of Capua
William Tilbury at the Bell Inn, Ealing, Middlesex, 1839
A truss of hay fell off the back of a cart, found its way into the stable, and William his way into Newgate Prison
William Tilbury at the Seven Stars Inn, Farnham, Surrey, 1840
The "hermit" William Foot, Mother Ludlam's Cave (St. Mary's Well)

The Tilbury Magazine

John Tilbury's original "Everything Tilbury" website
Tilbury BMD 3Q 1837 - 1900 with PRO references
Tilbury Family Trees; read the old Guest Book, sign the new
Read the history of John Tilbury, inventor of the gig, horse-dealer and -lover, teetotaller
Tilburys in the Censuses; Tilbury History, Honour Roll, Articles, Links, (Photos back one day ...)

Laurence Tilbury, Master Glover

Richard II's London
14th century people, events, dress

1405 John Tilbury, Chapel Boy

Choir boy in the service of Henry IV
15th century chapel service, palaces

1625 Ellen Tilbury in London

Speaks her mind, defends her neighbourhood - illustrated

Cornelius Tilbury, chirurgeon to three Sovereigns

Receives gold medal from King Charles!
His sons Cornelius and John; the link to Barbut & the Post Office
Was Cornelius the ancestor of the van Tilbury family in USA?
Also Dr. James Tilberg from Hambourgh
Was he related to Cornelius?

Henry the Baker of Stratford-le-Bow

17th-18th century
Was enfranchised and voted Tory
Vestryman during the building of 50 new London churches
1721 probate of what may have been his Will

AlanT has removed his webpages from the Internet
For further information about the family lines Alan researched,
please leave a message in the Tilberia Guestbook (link at bottom of page) - thank you.
The family tree of Thomas Tilbury & Ann Durden is on the next link:

Linden Tilbury's updated website
This branch continues to Australia
The Canadian relations will be added soon
Photo gallery through the generations

London Tilburys, Changes, Gardens

Brief family trees, events relating to individuals
Local history and contemporary images

A photo-full site by Margaret

18thC to 20thC Tilburys & their cousins from Chilbolton, Hampshire
A wide swathe of authenticated Tilbury family history, complete with trees
Life around the Yeading, Middlesex, brickyards & in Hillingdon / Hayes
Outspreading through London & the Home Counties to U.S.A.
Woodruff Tilbury m. Frances Fulford - Freda Tilbury m. John Barnett
Don't miss the 'family history' letters!!!

Fanny Elizabeth Cockman m. George Tilbury 1846
George, b. Chilbolton and later of the Bell Inn, Ealing, is listed in Margaret's pages (above)
Fanny Elizabeth is listed in the Cockman pages, together with associated families

William Tilbury, Ship Carpenter

His son William Henry Tilbury
Partner in Dagnall and Tilbury
Includes Yorrick Webb; Vousden and Tilbury
Descendant made the 'Tilbury Toothbrushes'

Dagnall and Tilbury

Rope, twine and mat manufacturers
Chelsea, Wandsworth, Walham-Green in Fulham
Newspaper articles referring to their activities
Contracts with Pentonville & Holloway prisons

Hon. William Webb & son Yorick, Charles Sutton, in the Bahamas

Situations held in Nassau
The steamer / gunboat Oreto and a great deal of ink & paper

William Robert Tilbury, Brushmaker

Son of William Henry Tilbury

A Collection of Tilbury Toothbrushes

'Rob Roy' toothbrushes, manufactured by a descendant of William, ship carpenter
Recently donated (together with photos of work at the factory), to
The British Dental Association Museum
by the daughter of factory manager Thomas James Pennington (d. 1994)

Widow Sarah Tilbury m. Henry Collins

Was Sarah's 1st husband William (mariner) kin to Wm. Tilbury, Ship Carpenter?
(Relationship not proven to date; suggested by a 2017 DNA test)
Sarah's son William Tilbury m. Hannah Scotcher, remained in England
Daughter Eleanor Tilbury m. William Churcher, 1st child b. Islington
1855: these Churchers emigrated to Australia o/b S.S. Caroline
The 'Tailoring Tilburys' descend from 1774 Robert T. of Penn, Buckinghamshire

The Tailoring Tilburys - Part I

A century of Tilburys who continued the tailoring trade
From Buckinghamshire, through Hillingdon Mddx.,
to London & Bethnal Green, then Chelmsford, Essex
Another branch of this group went to Bromley, Kent

The Tailoring Tilburys - Part II

Descendants of Mary's tailoring son Joseph
Robert's daughter Elizabeth emigrated to Australia
Joseph's son continued the tailoring tradition
Arthur and his - tailoress - daughters went to Bristol
Bethnal Green, London

Henry the Butcher

John Tilbury m. Sophia Crouch in Shoreditch London
Their sons went to Australia & New Zealand
Grandson Henry became a butcher, as did his descendants
who emigrated to Australia

1943 Tube Shelter Disaster

Event, Memorial to those killed; Surname Index; Guest Book

War Memorials

Cyprus Street War Memorial; Mace Street & Tagg Street WWI;
Our Lady of the Assumption, St Johns Church, St Matthews Church, St Peter w. St Thomas Church;
Bethnal Green Library
Mostly London:

John the Confectioner

The Tilburys of Rogate, Sussex
John set up in Welbeck Street, London
Daughter Mary Ann married a medical student

Obed and the Milk

Dairyman in Buckinghamshire - Builder's Foreman in Willesden
Daughter Sarah married a Murrell
2 Thomas Tilbury born early 19thC

Thomas' son George, Green Grocer

George Tilbury m. Louisa Walker in 1848
Their children were b. Notting Hill
Descendant Paul's Tilbury tree

Thomas the Baker of Barnet

Thomas Tilbury, born Marylebone
His family were in Hadley, Barnet, Edmonton;
Descendants went to Ireland, then Sussex

Fire & Death at George Tilbury's Greengrocer's Shop

11, James-street, Kensington: 1852

Joseph Tilbury in St. Pancras

Born c.1827 he married Mary Ann
Children Joseph, Matilda, Hannah, Charles & John
1881 widow Mary Ann, with Joseph & Charles
1901 Charles & wife in St. Mary Stratford Bow

Benjamin Tilbury in Somers Town

The "Somers Town Penny Gaff"
1859 Benjamin, bricklayer
Charged with visiting an unlicensed theatre
1861 with wife Susan in Hackney
Mostly (but not only) Surrey:

John Tilbury Paper Maker

Shottermill, Farnham; George John Tilbury, Millwright
Frensham, Chichester, Paddington, West Ham
Read about the explosion of H.M.S. Doterel in 1881

1850 Frensham

Post Office Directory
Including Churt and Pitfold
History, private residents, traders

Mary Tilbury m. James Teasdale

1823 Frensham
Mary, daughter of John Tilbury, paper maker
Teasdale (Teasdell), Ellery, Frooks...

John Tilbury m. Jane Ratford

Late 17thC to mid 19thC: Frensham, Froyle,
Worplesdon, Guildford next Stoke, Surrey, UK
An interesting site for this area

Farnham & Frensham

William T., village fiddler, and 'The Irish Washerwoman'
(+ Esher, Haslemere, Churt, Elstead & Thursley)
Links to 'John T. m. Jane Ratford'

Tilbury & Cole in Surrey

18thC to 20thC: Hampshire: Hambledon & Headley
Surrey: Witley, Godalming, Frensham & Thursley
Links to 'John T. m. Jane Ratford'

Jane Tilbury m. John Croucher

Jane Tilbury m. 30 January 1775 St Mary the Virgin, Frensham (both otp)
Update December 2005:
Jane Tilbury, daughter of Thomas, Chr. 1 May 1748 Frensham
Links to 'John T. m. Jane Ratford'

Much useful information for the Surrey genealogist

Surrey, other

Guildford: St Nicholas, Stoke Next, Stoke Within, Holy Trinity, St Mary, Shalford, Coulsdon, Windlesham, Haslemere, Southwark, Witley, Milford, Newington, Surbiton, Bermondsey, Cheam

Headley & Godalming

Tilbury migration across the Hampshire & Surrey borders
from Froyle down to Guildford
Companion to 'Tilbury & Cole' above

The Life & Times of Thomas Tilbury, Butcher of Clapham

Missing Sheep, Horse, Bank Note; Property & Family
Companion to 'Surrey, other' above

The Callingham Tilburys of Clapham, Surrey

Queen's Scholar, School Teachers
The male line seems to have died out

Thomas & Betty Tilbury of Bagshot

The Kings Arms, Red Lion, Bell, inns, brewery
Betty's "Pleasure House" & Will
Her Middleton son-in-law

Some History of Bagshot & Windlesham

Landowners, changes, Waterers' nursery
The great Yew tree in the churchyard
Punishment for damaging it

Richmond Tilburys

Surrey, including Barnes, Kingston, Molesey, Mortlake, Richmond, Walton-on-Thames
Where did they come from?
Where did they go to?

Tilbury in Bishops Waltham, Hampshire

A list of families born in Bishops Waltham
Their development and migration

Alan Webb's family at WorldConnect

Alan Webb's 19thC Hampshire Tilburys
Mostly in Allbrook & Bishops Waltham (but not only)
The families in the above 2 pages would seem to descend from
the Otterbourne Tilburys, who may have worked for the Montague family
See below

Beginnings in Hampshire, Sussex; RC remainders
The extraordinary behaviour of Under-Sheriff Charles

1818 Will of James Tilbury of Sussex

His family, bequests: executor Thomas (R-c priest)
James may have come from Alresford; died in Midhurst
Marriages included Speakman, Unsworth

Charlotte Tilbury m. James Speakman

Charlotte, daughter of Charles & Lydia
James Speakman, brother Thomas (R-c priest)
Maria (Tilbury) Unsworth witness to marriages

1856 Will of Rev. Thomas Tilbury

Uncle of Rev. Thomas Speakman
Brother of Charlotte m. James Speakman

Rev. Thomas Speakman

Nephew of Rev. Thomas Tilbury
Son of James Speakman & Charlotte Tilbury

Tilbury in Hampshire

16thC, 17thC, 18thC
A list of some other BMD for this area

Hampshire & Sussex

Documents mentioning Tilburys
14thC to 19thC - ancestral lines?

Oliver Tilbury, & Cowdray House

18thC Oliver witnessed documents for Viscount Montague
Brief history & description of Cowdray House

Charles Tilbury b. Otterbourne

Son Charles Tilbury of the Royal Hotel Aldershot
Married Eliza Robinson
Grandchildren Charles, Francis William, James, Ellen

The Family of Eliza Robinson

Pear Tree Green, the Pear Tree Inn
The eccentricities of William Robinson
Who was "Ursula"?

Grandchildren of Charles Tilbury of Otterbourne

Tilbury, Urry (Verry), Dennis, Wilkinson, [Stokes]
Southampton, West Ham, St. Mary Stratford Bow, Hackney

Eliza Tilbury m. Charles Turner 1874

Turner, Hodges (Hedges), Tilbury, Frost, Harris ...
Southampton, Kensington, Acton

Martin m. Tilbury m. Kentfield

Portsea, Hampshire to West Ham, Essex
Louisa Susannah Martin's Tilbury family
Who was the father of William Tilbury, thatcher?
Additions to this tree coming soon, courtesy of Michael H. (July 2017)

William Tilbury m. Elizabeth Bone

18thC to 19thC Hampshire: Catherington, Clanfield
Tilbury m. Adams, Bone, Girard, Jacobs, Money, ...
The moves from Clanfield to the Welsh mining towns; and to Australia, Africa
John Tilbury's descendants in Wales
4 articles contributed by descendants and researchers
Local families in the papers
The forgotten branch of the family and the terrible death of
Ada Louisa Tilbury at the "Corbett Arms" on 5 August 1918
Other Hampshire Tilbury lines:

Rebecca Tilbury m. William Collis

Winchester, Hampshire, c.1780 - 1891
Rebecca & brother Isaac Tilbury; Collis; Richards

Belton - Tilbury

Early 1870s, Headley/Bramshot area of Hampshire:
A family of BELTONs became a family of TILBURYs

Thomas Tilbury, Innkeeper of Norwich

Father of William, druggist & Thomas, lawyer
Daughter Mary m. Samuel Barker
The Swan & Rampant Horse Inns
Other Norfolk Tilburys
Who was/were Thomas snr.'s other child(ren)?

William Harries Tilbury, Actor

Son of Catherine & William Tilbury, druggist
Widow Catherine (m?) & William's brother Thomas
William Harries T. was lawyer Thomas' clerk...

(Wm.) Tilbury Fox, Dermatologist

Grandson of Catherine & William Tilbury, druggist
Son of Mary Catherine Harries (T.) & Luther Owen Fox
W.T. Fox recognised for his work on impetigo

Tilburys born in Shropshire

Clungunford and Shrewsbury
Norwich Thomas T., lawyer, had connections in Shropshire

Henry Tilbury, Artist, from Worcestershire

Samuel & Sarah's children
Samuel's (2nd?) wife Elizabeth's testimony

Langdon-Goff family site

19thC to 20thC Tilburys
Buckinghamshire, Kent, Middlesex, Surrey
Includes the Philby Tilburys
Blacksmiths & Chairmakers in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK

Francis T., Blacksmith, & his Chairmaking sons

c.1790 - 1901
These three blacksmith families probably shared a common ancestor
Their activities followed the economy of High Wycombe
This tree has been built thanks to descendant DW in Australia

William T., Blacksmith; Frederick T., Chairmaker

1792 - 1901
From Penn, High (& West) Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Links into Jim & Marlene's family tree (above)

William T. & Ann Jordan's Blacksmith Family

1790 - 1901
William, John, James, Henry, Robert, James
Henry's 3 marriages; Richard, wheelwright

Georgiana Elizabeth T. m. Charles Edwin Skull

Sally's webpage of her chairmaking Skull family
illustrated by many period photos including one of
Georgiana Elizabeth with her Skull husband
The rise and fall of the fortunes of chairmaking in High Wycombe

Tilbury from Little Missenden

Part 1: Esau Tilby & Esther Hussey
Richard Tilbury & Elizabeth Puddifoot, descendants
Part 2: Joseph Tilby & Mary
Sons James m. Mary Gurney, Moses m. Rachel Keene
Part 3: Tilbury/Line marriages; bmd

The Uxbridge Mystery

Charles George Tilbury
Great-grandson of Richard & Elizabeth
Married Rosetta Barlow from Wycombe
Militiaman Charles questioned over wife's drowning
Eunice, wife of Richard, grandson of Esau & Esther

William's son Benjamin from Little Missenden

Married Emma, then moved to Ealing, Middlesex
Benjamin died 1874 (Pancras), leaving Emma & 2 children
Emma remarried, William Bignell
Tilbury & Bignell family in Ealing

Tilbury, Gt. Missenden to Gedney Hill, Lincolnshire

Joseph m. Harriet Bean 1840; her sister Mary m. George Barton 1837
the "Bell & Oak", the Wentworth Hotel, Peterborough; the Crown Hotel, Fletton
Soda & Mineral Water Manufacture into the 20thC, Peterborough
A Tilbury Schoolmaster from Teddington in King's Sutton

John Tilbury m. Sarah Ives, Bradenham 1819

High & West Wycombe, Gt. & Lt. Missenden, Lacey Green...
Grandson James emigrated to Kansas, USA
Great-great grandson went to Canada, his father to USA

John Tilbury m. Sarah Willis, Hughenden 1826

Langley Marish, Naphill, Widmore End
Descendants intermarried with local families
See also John & Sarah Ives' family in Bradenham

Tilby & Tilbury in Great Marlow 18th-20thC

John, William, m. Elizabeth
John m. Anne Goodenough, Charles m. Rachel Bullock
Levi m. Charlotte Beckett

Charles Tilbury m. Harriet of Hambleden

Ditchfield & Fingest, Tilbury - & Coles
Lane End, Gt. Marlow, Moors End, Frieth, Medmenham
Includes James m. Levina Bullock

Charles Tilbury m. Ellen Hawes

19thC Great Marlow Buckinghamshire to Canada
Thomas snr. most probably the son of Charles & Harriet
Tilbury, Silvey, Hawes - with photos

James Tilbury of the "George & Dragon" Great Marlow

James was b. Richmond
Ballard, Paish, Keates, Hackshaw and other marriages
Descendants ran "Les Presses Tilbury" in Brussels, Belgium
MichaelK's page

The Joseph Tree

This is a group access page with links to 6 others:
  1. 18thC Joseph Tilbury's family: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire; Egham, Surrey; to Australia & Canada
  2. David T's Story: a detailed account of his transportation to Australia, prevailing conditions for convicts, procedures & documents
  3. Joseph T m. Elizabeth Crook & their descendants, Buckinghamshire to Chelsea & overseas
  4. Another David T in jail together with a James T
  5. Tricia's page: her Tilbury family, the death of her ancestor James
  6. BMD: details from birth, marriage & death certificates

More Descendants of David & Charlotte

An attempt to explore their other possible descendants
A work in progress: please contribute if you are able

Jane, Mary & Sarah Ann Tilbury, Lacemakers

Richard, son of Thomas Tilbury & Jenny Janes
Richard's widow Jane [Bristow] becomes Jane Groom?
Hughenden, Great Hampden, Great & Little Kimble

William Dennis Tilbury m. Rosetta Weedon

A family tree going back through Hughenden
Joseph m. Jane Dennis, Esau m. Esther Hussey
Including 16thC Humphrey?

Penn, Tylers Green & Hughenden

Background local history to William & Rosetta's lives
Little changed until enclosure
Building of towns & industrialisation followed

Witness Robert Tilbury

Wills for people of Buckingham
for whom 18thC Robert Tilbury was Witness
Some other members of his family mentioned


17th-20thC Tilburys - migration to London; to Canada
1632 Robert, son of William T. & Ann Weedon
A joint effort from descendants (my own Tilbury line - C.)

James Tilbury m. Eliza Axdell

James b. Penn c.1810
High Wycombe, Buckingham, to Hackney, London
Watkins, Jordan, Varney & Bellinger marriages

Elizabeth Tilbury of Penn m. Moses Wingrove

Moses' parents & siblings
Wingrove descendants of Moses & Elizabeth
Outlinks to other descendants and Wingrove pages

Hussey, Puddifoot, Lee, Tilbury

The Lees married both Puddifoot and Tilbury
A cross-over of families and nieces
Hughenden, Great Missenden, Bradenham & London

The Family of Thomas Tilbury of Chalfont St. Peter, Gerrards Cross

Including daughter Clara who married Edwy Godwin Clayton
Their involvement in the women's rights (suffragette) movement
Test case brought before the Court of Common Pleas by Philippine [Baret] Kyllmann
Carter, Clark, Jones, Kilworth, Roberts, Smith, Strickland, Wilks, Winter

Burnham Tilburys

John, b. Hughenden, raised his family in Burnham
Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Suffolk, Warwickshire
Ruth m. T. Scribbans from Berkshire: sons made cakes

Tilburys in Berkshire

In and around Berkshire, 18th-20thC
Movement across Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire
Tilbury Farm & cottages; Beech Farm, Goring
See below "Bucks People" including Tilbury BMD

Sawbridgeworth Sarah, Daughter of Henry Tilbury & Elizabeth Oakman

Sarah Tilbury m. Benjamin Knight in 18thC Hertfordshire
A single page of history from one of the early homes of Tilburys, updated December 2008
Descendant JPB in Ontario, Canada, would like to know more about Henry's origins

Hertford I

Tilburys in Hertfordshire
16th, 17th & 18th Centuries

Hertford II

Tilburys in Hertfordshire
19th & 20th Centuries
Descendnts of William Henry T., R.N., of Portchester

Tilbury, Tilbe(r)y, Podd in Aldeburgh

Henry, b. 1826 Portchester, Hampshire, joined the Navy
He married Elizabeth Cooper in Lowestoft
Their children were born in Suffolk, Essex & Kent
Tilbury Clerics

Rev. William Tilbury, 16th Century

Hedsor & Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Rev. Robert & Rev. Hubert Tilbury

Robert's wife had links to Scotland, Wiltshire, Cornwall
The family moved north to Brignall, Rokeby
Hubert went from schoolmaster to curate to vicar
Cumberland, Westmoreland, Warwickshire

Rev. Thomas Tilbury, R-c Priest

Thomas, son of Charles & Lydia of Midhurst,
left Sussex for Dorset, where he remained
Grandson of James
Uncle of Rev. Thomas Speakman

Rev. William Paul (Guilherme Paulo) Tilbury

Purportedly born in Essex, and brought up by an Aunt
Baptised Protestant, adopted the Catholic faith
Studied for the priesthood in England, worked in Brazil until his death
Taught languages, including English to the Emperor and royal family
Received a gem-studied chalice from the Emperor, which he bequeathed to his training college in UK; but which sadly disappeared

Clergy of the Church of England

Database of all Church of England clergymen 1540-1835
Many names listed, but not yet complete
Designed to show the career of each person

John Southey Tilbury m. Diana

These pages will - some day - be updated
John, Diana & family moved to Cornwall
John became an accountant, Diana a schoolteacher
Son William Robert became a master lithographer in London
John & Diana's descendant:

Walter Tilbury, song writer

Sheet music published c.1890-1911
A few lines from some music websites & historians
Do you recognise, remember, have the music of, these titles?
Help needed - seeking more information about Walter and his songs

Tilburys in the Channel Islands & British Guiana

John Tilbury from England, watchmaker of Guernsey & Alderney, Postmaster of Alderney
m. Mary Robilliard Le Cheminant
Sons Hilary & John Barry (+ daughter Selina Mary?) went to B.G.
Hilary m. Sophia Gore Piguenit of St. Kitts
Selina m. Thomas Hughes Gorden Fowler 'of Demerara'
Zorg, Essequebo, the Arabian Coast, B.G.
Daughter Emma m. Thomas Sleque Mauger, Master of Guernsey Town Hospital
Were there any descendants? Who were their heirs?

Harry Tilbury, dress designer

"of continental fame"
Designer for Worth & Co., London
An 1883 society wedding in press cuttings
Harry the husband of Rosetta Georgiana

Clarissa Siddle : Osborne : Tilbury

Deserted by an unloved husband
Took a bigamous second husband, John Tilbury
Press reports of her arrest
Convicted at The Old Bailey

Robert Tilbury, living artist

An online gallery of Robert's work
An echo of the valleys and mountains from Swiss family Tilbury
Diary of exhibitions, possibility of tuition in painting & drawing
See above for Robert's ancestors

Tilbury Wills proved in the PCC 1650-1855

Dates and PROB references of Tilbury Wills proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury
reproduced here by courtesy of the UK Public Records Office
Concerns property over the value of £5,
or belonging to a person who died out of the country

Constable Tilbury

Constables & Police Constables
Links to: the history of policing; of tipstaves

Tilbury of the Bailey

A list of Tilburys appearing in Old Bailey trial notes
Corelation to Wills; John, transported on the Ganges

Tilbury in Court

17th to 20th Centuries
Chancery, Supreme, Bankruptcy, Town, Courts
Tilburys and Canada

Tilburys who emigrated early 20thC

They went by sea to Canada
Date, place of arrival, ship's name
Reference to Canadian document

WW1: Overseas Expeditonary Force

Tilburys who joined up in Canada
Copies of attestation papers
Many personal details

17th - 20th Century Tilburys in India

Madras, Bengal - Calcutta
EIC, Fort St. George, Fort William
Family Trees, miscellaneous BMD, history, anecdotes
Updated with many additional pages, June 2015
Tilburys and the Sea

Royal Navy & Merchant Service

18th - 20th century mariners
Some linked to their family trees
Seaman's service, Admiralty register, probate & medal card references
Many dates, places of birth

Royal Marines

19th - 20th century
Service registration nos. and Division
The National Archives file references
Dates of birth, enlistment

A. Tilbery (or Tilberg) Saves his own Life (1881)

He signed on as Able Seaman, but didn't join ship
The steamer Farnley sank with all hands (crew list)

HMS Tilbury

17th-20thC ships - and an exploding barge or two

Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

King's College London: online catalogue

William James Bingham RN

Served on board HMS Hogue & HMS Tilbury
His pencil sketch & watercolour painting of "Tilbury F.79" courtesy of his grandson
A link from this page to the Bingham website with 2 illustrated pages
of William James Bingham's naval career + a sailor's souvenirs!
Ancient of Days
- people, places, events, customs, myths -

John of Tilbury

12th century scribe & notary with Theobald, Becket
Invented the first English shorthand

Walter of Tilbury

c.1200, Chamberlain to Bishop Muschamp of Coventry
Gave land for the prebend of Curborough

Gervase of Tilbury

Late 12thC, early 13thC
Renowned for his writing and his fantasy

Robert of Tilbury

Early 13thC, Tilbury, Essex
Gave alms for the care of Thomas Becket's grave

Dominus Richard of Tilbury

Southchurch, Essex, mid 13thC
A local lord or a cleric?

Richard Tilberie

A witness in 1274, Essex
St. Paul's, Sir Walter, the deer & the roses

Roger of Tilbury

Southchurch, Essex, late 13thC
Bailiff of Rochford

David de Tilleberi

Early 14thC Apothecary, of Essex
Commemorated by a Brass

1381: Richard of Tilbury in Aquitaine

Allowed 60 francs a quarter for horses and arms
The coming together of Arthur Robert Fuller Tilbury & Amelia Maud Taylor

Lydia Greenaway m. James Rutherford of Her Majesty's Horse Guards (Blues)

Daughter Lydia Rutherford m. Robert Tilbury
Their son was Charles Robert Tilbury
(My Grandfather - 'Caroline')

Burwell, Cambridgeshire

Photos, Trade Directory Listings, History, Family Trees; The Story of the Burwell Donkey
Charles Robert Tilbury m. Mary Chapman of Burwell
Their son Arthur m. Amelia Taylor of Isleworth

The Taylor Family Index Page

North Tawton Taylors 1851, 1881, 1891
James Albert Taylor moved to London and founded his family
His grand-daughter Amelia (Millie) m. Arthur Tilbury 1937
Photo albums

Launcelot Frederick Taylor m. Amelia Mary Henley

Parents of Amelia Maud (Millie) Taylor
Waterman, Meek, Browne, Owens, Henley, Taylor
Ireland, Wales & England
The Taylors of North Tawton, Devon
NB: the images referred to are not yet uploaded

Pte. Lancelot ('Bub') Taylor, Palestine 1946

One of Amelia Taylor's brothers (photo)
B Coy., 2nd Bn. Cheshire Regt., M.E.F.
Left Egypt mid-March with an advance party
Travelled by lorry to camp at Ramat David
Letter of 26 April, Easter Monday

Taylor m. Bouquet m. Mestayer

The Huguenot Bouquet family of London
The Huguenot Mestayer family of Dublin & London
Bank of England Clerks, Free Masons, Philosophers
The legacies of John Hindle of Nelson Lodge, Shacklewell, London
Court cases, shady deals, divorce
England, Ireland : Australia, India, New Zealand, USA

The Goldby Family

Frances Taylor m. a descendant of Thomas Goldby, Coach Painter
Thomas' siblings may have been Maria Ellen & Frederick William

South Tawton

A few pages for now, perhaps more if there are contributors?
The Great War

Was your Tilbury ancestor in the 2nd Life Guards?

31 March 1917, a signed drawing in an autograph book
Do you recognise the signature or the picture?
Perhaps your Grandfather, or Great-grandfather?

Please try to help identify the author, who appears to have survived the war

Tilbury Casualties 1914-1918

Tilburys who died in the Great War
From the website of the C.W.G.C.

Tilbury Medal Cards 1914-1920

A list of names, regt., rank, serv. nos.
Reference number for each medal card

The Thin Blue Line

Site dedicated to all the men from the six constituent Sussex Police Forces
& the three constituent Surrey Police Forces, who fought in WW1
The above site, and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission
welcome additional information from family members
Please help ensure that they can all be linked into their family trees

Miscellaneous Pages

Tilbury in Trade Directories

London & the Home Counties; Hampshire;
Buckinghamshire, Berkshire;
Cornwall, Devon, Herefordshire, Somerset, Wales;
Dorset, Gloucestershire, Sussex, Wiltshire;
Cumberland, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, Yorkshire
The Lion and The Unicorn

Given-name Tilbury

People who received 'Tilbury' as a middle name
Births, Marriages, Deaths, Censuses
Some pages explore links to Tilbury ancestors
Some family names may break a brickwall?
Take a break from the serious stuff, and smile awhile:

Murphy's Law of Genealogy

Something here will surely seem familiar?

Bow Street, Tom, the Jug & the Gooseberries

Tom the Gardener of St. Pancras
His mistress Celestina and their Neighbour
A light-hearted tail...

This is about the birds in our lives

Where to take an injured bird in Paris, France
With my love to Pidge whom I greatly miss
and my thanks to Renata for saving Pidge's life after a car hit him

The National Archives, Kew, UK
"Discovery", the search engine
(If you're able to discover even half of what one could find previously, I congratulate you ...)

People, places & businesses - medieval & early modern periods
A wealth of information, indexes, search engine

University of Leicester Digital Library of Historical Directories

Addresses, links to UK FHS's

Some History of London through the ages

Common Ground

A charity founded in 1983 to seek imaginative ways to engage people with their local environment
Past, present, future

England in Particular

A few ways of navigating the great commonwealth of nature, landscapes, buildings, settlements, histories, myths and stories

The Museum of English Rural Life

Online exhibitions; collections & catalogue
News, links, educational resources

North Tawton, Devon, UK

People & History:
Trade Directories (7), list of some 16-20thC inhabitants
History of local woollen manufacture, river, roads
Account of 1839 typhoid outbreak, living conditions, context, cause
The Budd family of physicians
John Salter, artist: woodcut, watercolour, engraving
Settlement, removals, apprentices, wills, social affairs...
1851 census
Find a local 'cousin' links

Devon Local Studies Homepage

If your research includes the Devon area, visit this page
Provided by Devon CC, Library & Information Services
An excellent resource

Images from the Churches of the Cotswolds

Beautiful and fascinating

Buckinghamshire: sharing Wycombe's old photos

Search engine onsite

19thC Prisoners in Aylesbury Gaol

Searchable database, with photos of some prisoners
(2 mentions of a John Tilbrey/Tilbury b. c.1828-29 Lane End)

Chesham Museum

"The town of Chesham was once known as 'sleepy hollow' due to its somewhat isolated location in a
deep, narrow valley surrounded by the wooded Chiltern Hills ... but later as

'the town of the four B's: brushes, boots, beer and Baptists'"
(From the previous Chesham heritage website)
Bucks People
Sets of pages relating to our ancestors' lives and doings

Bucks' Bulletins

Information sheets on various aspects of our Tilbury ancestors' lives
  1. West Wycombe Parish, land taxes, 1760 census
  2. Attempt at grafting Tilbury branches onto the W. Wycombe trunk
  3. Tilburys' land deeds, 1873 land-owners' tax
  4. A list of the towns & villages of the Hundreds
  5. 18th & 19thC Buckinghamshire events in newspapers, books
  6. William Fennex from Gerrard's Cross, All England Cricketer
  7. Poor Law Commissioners considered Ag. Lab. 'lazy' - refuted
  8. William Cowper's summerhouse in Olney
  9. 1790 Map, brief description of Buckinghamshire
10. Enclosures in some places inhabited by Tilburys
11. Tilleberie, Buckinghamshire, listed in Domesday
12. The Missburne valley, Mills, plant growth
13. Dedications (names) of Churches, by Deanery
14. 1841: sudden death of Robert Tilbury of Booker

Bucks' Tilbury BMD

Hughenden, High Wycombe, West Wycombe
Great & Little Missenden, Marlow, Medmenham/Soulbury, Other
Not exhaustive

Thieves' Market

Items stolen by those who were caught and charged
at Buckinghamshire Quarter Sessions (1819-1834)

Chesham, Gt. Marlow, Lane End, Penn ...

People appearing in archive documents
across the centuries
Other websites with Bucks interest:

Susie's Family

Many Buckinghamshire families (by SusanM)
Inter-related with families in other counties
including Mary Tilby m. Joseph Ginger
James Henry Tilbury m. Annie (Smith)(West)Parker

Mary Lanchbury's Website

1841 census transcriptions for: Aylesbury, Fulmer, Granborough, Hedgerley, Waddesdon
Bledlow parish register transcriptions

Lacey Green, Buckinghamshire

Take a walk in the country
Many photographs
As though you were there

Hampshire Online Parish Clerk

From part of the previous "kinghtroots" website
Many transcriptions, photos, links
An on-going project
4 sites covering the social fabric, history & geography of Victorian England:

The Victorian Dictionary

Nagoya Uni. - Matsuoka: Victorian Age

Victorian history links

Free online 19thC Ordnance Survey Maps
Locate ancestors' birth, work, burial places
10 maps may be published with specified links

Freepages Genmaps

A large selection of maps
English, Welsh & Scottish, to early 20thC
For non-commercial research purposes
18th Century England:

Queen Anne

A little background to the century

The Georgian Index
Beautifully presented, high graphic content

London Ancestors
Events, directories, maps, newspapers, updated

From the University of Michigan

Live and love in the 18thC!

The Renaissance

Wide-ranging links and aspects
Genealogy in:

Oceania: Australia & New Zealand

Australian Cemeteries, online data, lookups

Search facility for the Independent Section of Rookwood Cemetery

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Tasmania History Indexes

Tasmanian Archives Online

Tasmanian Genealogy Mailing List

NZ: FH links and guides

Library and Archives Canada

Genealogy and Family History

South African Genealogy Links

South African War Graves Project

British Guiana Colonists Index

18-19thC residents: Berbice, Demerara, Essequebo
Contribute an ancestor if you are able

Guyanese Genealogical & Biographical Society

Availability of vital records
Newspaper transcripts, other records

The American War of Independence

Battles, leaders, time-line

The Virginian Gazette

Relates events in England also
Going back in time:

Medieval English Genealogy

A fascinating collection of references
and online history database links

Council for British Archaeology

Were the Tilburys a British tribe?
Tilbury Farm Seacourt, Tilbury Hill ... iron-age settlements
Strictly for the really determined:


Read or Sign the 'Tilberia' or 'The Tilbury Magazine' Guestbook

As from beginning October 2017 Ancestry/Rootsweb will no longer host Guestbooks for these websites. The old Gbks will remain visible, since they are text pages; for all new entries, please send them to the e-address below (your name, e-address, town/country, name interests, message; then indicate in which gbk you wish your entry to appear: 'Tilberia' or 'The Tilbury Magazine'), and I will enter them in a text page which will be the new type of "guestbook". Please do keep the messages coming, they are very helpful, may break down a brickwall, locate a lost 'cousin'. Thank you - Caroline, September 2017.

image giving the e-address for messages intended for the new guestbook

PLEASE NOTE: In theory the search facility is now re-indexed and should cover all but new pages; however... the spider engine went overboard in its efforts and included pages from genealogy in family, and vice-versa, so you'll find more than you may expect! For a specific name, use "Family search" and put the name between quotes, e.g. "Robert Tilbury". (Caroline, siteholder)

The purpose of my website is to try to group Tilbury families, which is difficult because even with copies of certificates there may be erroneous attributions: the Buckinghamshire Tilburys in particular used the same given names, lived in the same places, had the same occupations ... and wives with the same given names. Place of birth or marriage for an individual may vary from one transcription to another, yet be the same person. Civil registration may have been later than the quarter of birth. Deaths were not always registered at the time, but sometimes only when the surviving spouse wished to re-marry. One person's received mythology may be the clue to a series of past events which would otherwise remain inexplicable. I have, to date, a list of about 40 variants on the family name. Your co-operation would be greatly appreciated, in order to prevent others from being mislead, break those brickwalls, find missing links. I cannot research every family myself, know that all those who contribute do so in good faith, and hope that by sharing they will help others and/or find missing branches of their own trees. Caroline (CMTilbury) in France; siteholder of 'Tilberia' - 29 May 2008

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