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The Most Mispelled Name In History

de Igoluyndenne 1250, Adam de Igulfindenn the XIV 1282, Ygoluyndenne 1327, Adam de Ygolvynden 1348, de Iglynden 1338, de Ingeluyndenn 1346, Igolynden 1434, Iglenden 1500, Igylnden 1500, Iggleden 1510, Igolynden 1511, Iglynden, 1511, Igleden 1511, Egolynden 1511, Igolynden 1511, Egenden 1516, Igulden 1516, Eglesden 1527, Iggulden 1540, Igollynden 1545, Igglesden 1594, Eggleden 1561, Ingleton 1561, Iglesden 1626, to name but a few.


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    Adam de Igulfindenn the XIV 1282,
    de Igoluyndenne 1250, Ygoluyndenne 1327, Adam de Ygolvynden 1348, de Iglynden 1338, de Ingeluyndenn 1346, Igolynden 1434, Iglenden 1500, Igylnden 1500, Iggleden 1510, Igolynden 1511, Iglynden, 1511, Igleden 1511, Egolynden 1511, Igolynden 1511, Egenden 1516, Igulden 1516, Eglesden 1527, Iggulden 1540, Igollynden 1545, Igglesden 1594, Eggleden 1561, Ingleton 1561, Iglesden 1626,
    to name but a few.

    This page and its links describe the history of the descendants of Ygolvyndenne today named Iggulden, Igglesden, Iggleden and Eggleden . These pages are dedicated to my grandfather Henry Robert Iggulden and to Brian Igguldens grandfather Walter Lemual Iggulden, and to the many other men who died in, or as a result of WW!, and who had children and grandchildren they would never get to know. Their stories will follow.

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    The Legends

  • The legends start with this quote from Theresa Jill Iggulden in 1996, "At Covent Garden I found an even older reference. Igguldens were Knights in the service of Roll the Viking. They settled in Normandy and were part of the 1066 invasion of Britain. They later settled in Cambridgeshire and eventually arrived in Kent. Burke's Peerage has a whole list of names." This story may have some truth to it but it also sounds very similar to the fabrications of a well known but not-so-reputable heraldry company.
  • Another legend is most certainly an example of Iggulden humour. As told by Brian A Iggulden of Toronto, "I just remembered a story my father told a couple of elderly ladies in the UK as a young man- entirely in jest- that the name Iggulden came from Viking derivation, an abbreviation time had created for the predecessors of the "famous Viking chieftain known as Igg the Golden"!!! Brians father was Lt Col Andrew Claude Iggulden, but more of him a little later.
  • Then there is the following story told by Pat Igglesden about his grandad Sir Charles Igglesden, "He was made Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Kent and had a uniform, an oil portrait, and a Coat of Arms. In the top left hand quarter of the Arms there was a sprig of acorns, and I asked my grandad what this represented. He told me one of our relative was a highwayman robber who was caught and stung up on an acorn tree, so the college of heraldry thought it appropriate to use this.
  • Another story passed down by several branches of the South African Igguldens goes as follows, "About the money in chancery. My dad told me about it many years ago. He said that one of our ancestors had been appointed butcher to the Queen/King and that when he died he left a fortune. Unfortunately the name was spelled with an "on" at the end instead of "en" so it was held in chancery for 100 years. The story goes that the first of the Iggulden family to claim it when the 100 years expired, would get the fortune. Well unfortunately for the South African Igguldens the Igguldens in the U.K. got it." ( Theresa Jill , 1996). In the 1800's there were a lot of Iggulden Butchers in the London area so there could quite easily be some truth to this rumour.

    The History of the Name

    One of the earliest records in which I have found mention of our ancestors is a Grant, dated 1281/82. It is described as follows,
    10 Edward I. 1 item : parchment ; 8.5 x 23.5 cm. SUMMARY: Grant by Edmund, son of Adam Newman, to Sir Walter Malomeyns of Waldwarschar' for 60 shillings in hand of 3 pieces of land containing 8 acres in a place called ate Grove in the parish of Plukele (bounds given). In the year 10 Edward I . WITNESSES: William and Hamo de Plukele, Robert Serles, John Elys the Elder, John ate Breff', William son of William ate Grove,Robert and William Dul, John Pereman, Adam de Igulfindenn, Roger Russel, Roger the clerk. With 1 seal (2.5 cm.) of red wax bearing a device and the legend: +S EVSTAC F....I. HOL# -APW6211-2 I. Newman, Adam. II. Newman, Edmund. III. Malmains, Walter, Sir. IV. De Pluckley, William. V. De Pluckley, Hamo. VI. Serles, Robert. VII. Elys, John. VIII. Ate Bregg, John. IX. Atgrove, William. X. Dul, Robert. XI. Dul, William. XII. Pereman, John. XIII. De Igulfindenn, Adam. XIV. Russel, Roger. XV. Roger, the clerk. SUBJECTS: 1. Deeds--England--Kent. 2. Deeds--England--Pluckley. 3. Kent (England)--Charters, grants, privileges. 4. Pluckley (England)--Charters, grants, privileges.
    Note: The Domesday Book for Kent mentions a record for Pukely or Plukely which is recorded as having 2 slaves, 40 pigs and 5 villages. It was valued at �8 in 1066, price �12 now yet selling at �14 (1069). Three of the un-named 5 villages may have been Ingleden, Tenterden and Biddenden, all a part of the Pukely estates, as these places are not mentioned in the Domesday Book.

    Then in 1348 we have this deed from the Kent Archive Office. Note once again it is Adam, note also the place name underlined.
    Confirmation in perpetuity by William de Ledenne to his brother Stephen of 2 pieces of land and wood in "Tentirdenne" parish above the dens of Ledenne and Ygolvyndenne, the one lying near land of Adam de Ygolvynden to the E., Henry atte Tonne to the W., Herin' called Henry and to the rest of the aforesaid Stephen's land to the S., and Thomas Watte de Leden to the N.; the other lying near land of Heren' called Henry , to the E., and to the rest of the aforesaid Stephen's land to the W., S., and N. Dated Friday the feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the 22nd year of the reign of King Edward III [15 August 1348]. T1 1348

    It is hard to believe that this is the historical form of our surname. The name is mentioned numerous times as a personal name in the book "Wallenbergs Place Names of Kent". It is this book I believe that also claims our name comes from "Igwulfs Denne", Igwulf being an old Saxon personal name and Dene or Denne meaning "Valley or Pasture" ie "Igwolfs Pasture". They had no surnames back then and people were called after the land owners name. Therefore they might have been "The men of Igwulfs Denne" or even "Adam of Igwulfs Denne". The small "de" on the name is French for "of" ie Adam de Igwulfs denne....or eventually "Adam de Igwulfsden". That variation does look a lot like Adam de Igulfindenn, the name on the 1281 Grant which is documented above. According to "Wallenbergs Place Names of Kent" the name is spelled "de Igoluyndenne" in 1250 A.D., in documents referring to Biddenden & High Halden Kent, "Ygoluyndenne" in 1327 A.D. in Tenterden area , "de Iglynden" in 1338 A.D. in Tenterden area,. "de Ingeluyndenn" in 1346 Tenterden area, " Igolynden " in 1434 A.D. in Biddenden and "Igollynden" in 1545 A.D. is named as one of the denes or denns (woodland pastures) of Tenterden. In a will from 1439 the place, again in the parish of Tenterden, is called "the denne of Igolden" and later in the same document simply "Ingleden".

    "Ygulvyndenne, was one of 4 historic dens in Tenterden, later called Ingleden" states yet another reference book. Even today there is an Ingleden Park Road in Tenterden Kent.

    An early reference found in Sussex was "Johe de Eggelonde", mentioned in 1327 & 1332 living at Hastings, Villat de Sandlake. Also at the same place lived one "Robro" or "Rogo de Eggelonde" in 1296. (reference possibly "Historic Hastings"). Some Ancestry Companies have claimed that the name was originally from Cambridge from whence it emmigrated to Devon as de Incledene and I suppose Eggelonde in Sussex could follow. However our de Igoluyndenne in 1250 predates any references to these other names. The Ancestry companies cannot produce any hard facts to support their theories and the Igolynden variants are pretty consistant in Kent from 1250 through to 1540, both in the personal name and the place name.

    One might still wonder how we can be sure that this strange name evolved into Iggulden and other modern day variations? Well here is one of many available, early Iggulden wills, note the variations in the spelling all in the same will !

    1511, The will of Johane Igolynden, widow of Thomas Igolynden of Frethinden. To the high altar there, for lights, etc. To Juliane , daughter of Johane Iglynden, my goddaughter, and to each of my other godchildren . Son Thomas Iglynden to have my two messuages , two pieces of garden, and three pieces of land called knocks, lying within a land called Cotyngs lane, to him and his assigns when he comes to lawful age according to the law . If he die before lawful age without lawful issue , then all my goods and moveables to my other sons in fee simple. To Katerne Igleden . To sons Raf and William Bukherst, whom I make executors , residue of goods undisposed as was assigned to me by the last will of my husband Thomas to fulfill his will , they to have them to fulfil his will and pay his debts and bequests and do his will and mine. Stephen Payne and Thomas Webbe overseers. Proved 28 May 1511. Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, vol. 7 fo 5.

    An extract from "A Saunter Through Kent" by Sir Charles Igglesden, might provide a hint as to the true origins of some of our ancestors although the above deeds certainly indicate an even earlier date of arrival in Kent for our Iggs.... "Let us first refer to the cloth making industry. It reached England in this wise. Until the fourteenth century the raw material of which broadcloth is manufactured was sent from England to Flanders for the weavers to work up; but in 1337 Parliament hit upon the happy idea of inviting a large number of these Flemings to settle in England. If they came here they were promised "beef and mutton til their stomachs were full,: good beds and the daughters of the richest yeomen in England as wives.." The invitation was accepted and the Weald of Kent became inundated with foreigners, Cranbrook being the metropolis, although Biddenden came in for a large share of the patronage. The industry at once prospered , and the latter part of the invitation was apparently accepted , as the leading Flemish merchants freely intermarried with the local families."

    The Igolynden variation is only used in the early wills and deeds, and by the time the parish records started in the mid 1500s that spelling had ceased to exhist. The latest record I have of it being used was in a 1526 will. About this time there seems to have been a modernization of the English language and a whole new crop of names appeared, much simpler from our modern perspective. The Iggulden spelling started as early as 1516, Iggleden as early as 1510, Egglesden in 1527, Eggleden in 1549, Dingleden 1563 and Ingleden in 1559. A little later on at the beginning of the 1590's the name Igglesden or Iglesden began to appear. This variation makes perfect sense of course considering it meant Igwulfs den or Iggles den to begin with. A little harder to understand is why in the mid 1800s one family of Igglesdens would have added an H onto the beginning of a name that many people already found impossible to spell or pronounce. That however is exactly what happened and today there is a small contingent of family members calling themselves "Higglesden". The pronunciation of the name has also taken a twist in America where at least one clan pronounces it Eye gulden. Everywhere else in the world it seems we pronounce it like we do the english words pig or wiggle.

    An Early Latin Will

    The earliest will found so far was originally in Latin and translated is as follows,

    1475, The Will of Alicia Igolynden, late wife of Richard Igolynden of Bydenden in the County of Kent, dated at Bydenden, April 1475. My body to be buried in the churchyard of Bydenden. To the high altar of the church of Bydenden for my tythes and oblations forgotten, 8d. To every brotherhood light of which I am a sister, 2d. To son Thomas Igolynden. To Lore Gesse. To daughter Agnes Igolynden a large iron pot on condition that she pay to Thomas her brother 6s. 8d. To daughter Juliane all my money and a cow which is in the hands of Robert lanys, etc. To Thomasine Hardy. To son Thomas. Toward the expenses of my burial 13s 4d. To my days mind 13s. 4d. To son John. The residue to daughter Agnes, and of this my will I make Adam Pellond and John Igolynden on condition that he pay all my legacies following: to a priest to celebrate mass in the church of Bydenden for one year, 30s.4d., to the footway in Crouchfield two cartloads of stone, to Juliane my daughter 20d., to the Northrodeloft in the said church 16d., and to every one of my godsons and goddaughters 4d. Proved 9 May 1475 by John Igolynden , one of the executors named, with power reserved for the other executor. (Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury, vol.2, fo.17, translated from the Latin.) more wills

    Machetrede & le Marlyng

    The reason we have the early wills was largely due to ownership in the land and our Igguldens seem to have always owned their fair share. The earliest mentioned were two parcels containing 9 acres in the parish of Bidynden, on the den of Beckynden or Brykynden and called "machetrede & le marlyng". These parcels were owned by Richard & Alicia Igolynden & son William and since Alicia & Richard are the furthest back we can trace our ancestors it would be interesting to someday trace the ownership of this property. I am told however that it is quite unlikely we would ever find anything.. .

    Famous Early Igguldens

    John Iguldene, B.D.. This preacher matriculated from Queens College, Cambridge, at Easter 1551, and was a scholar in 1551, taking his B.A. in 1554-55; M.A. in 1557 & B.D. in 1557. He was Fellow of Queens College from 1553 - 1570 and proctor 1562-63. He was university preacher in 1564 and perhaps Prebendary of Chichester from 1565-78. He was rector of Monks Horton, Kent,1568-70, rector of Fordwich 1572-74, and Vicar of Milton Regis at the time of his death circa 1584. He was appointed "Six Preacher" in 1569. The 6 preachers were members of the Canterbury Cathedral establishment, set up as a body in 1541; they were to serve as a preaching group in the cathedral and outside, and to be always 6 in number. The organisation still exists, with rather different terms of reference, and in all something over 200 have been appointed since the foundation. Sources numerous incl. Harold Gough, curator of Herne Bay Records society. It was probably this same preacher that is noted by the Sussex Record Society as follows : John Iggulden B.D. was installed to Somerleighe Prebend on Apr.16, 1565. Also there in 1570. Sussex.Record Society.

    John Iggulden, bn. Deal Kent, 1 June 1777; notary & Proctor, Doctors commons, London.. He was one of 3 deputy registrars of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Died at 8 Russell Square London, 18 Nov.1857. Buried Highgate cemetery London. He received the right to bear arms, and his coat of arms is described in Burkes General Armory (London 1884).

    The Less Famous and Infamous

    Richard Ingleden, head tithing man and Ale taster for Hope, Rape of Hastings, in 1462. Sussex Record Soc..
    John Egelesden owned property at Hastings, St. Clements, just prior to 1559. Source Sussex Record Society Wills.
    Alyce Egylden, widow of Battle Suss. was buried Mar.15, 1557/8. Source Suss. Rec. Soc. Wills.
    John Iglynden was mentioned in Subsidy Rolls for the Hundred of Batell, in 1524. Sussex Record Society.
    William Egilden lived at Hastings in 1544. Source was Suss. rec. soc.
    John Igulden Canterbury Notice of Action 6/14/1560 read John Igulden and William Bett of Smarden Kent, for fornication with Joan Gillamm. A Certificate of Excommunication was published for John Igulden , on 7/10/1560.
    Eggelden--Payd to Thos. Bysshope, carpenter & to Eggellden his mate. Jan.1589, Rye. Source Sussex wills.
    John Igulden of Sandwich, 1522 - 35 was on town brotherhood council. Source was book called the cinque Ports .2
    John Igleden,15th July 1583, juror at trial of Sidrack Tanner accused of murdering a 12 year-old boy in Biddenden woods, in a fit of rage. Tanner was hanged for it.
    John Egleden, 10th July 1587, prisoner in Canterbury gaol, no reason given. freed by proclamation at the same Assizes. (Maidestone Assizes)
    William Ingleden at Rochester Assizes, 4th March 1605, William Ingleden of Hawkhurst was robbed of 3 crosscloths, 4 coifs & a neckerchief by John Arnold of Hawkhurst on 31st October 1604. Arnold confessed & was sentenced to be whipped.
    Joseph IGGLEDEN 30th June 1631, of Biddenden, juror at trial of John Powell of Biddenden accused of killing clothier John Simmes, clothier of Biddenden
    John Iggulden, overseer, Northiam Sussex, 1642, Irish Protestant Relief contributors. Col.18
    Thomas Iggulden was on Town brotherhood council at Tenterden in 1655 & 63.Source, Cinque Ports.
    Bury St.Edmonds cathedral. There is supposed to be a plaque to one Iggulden on the wall ? This is near Wood Ditton Cambridgeshire.
    Mary Iggleden in 1730 entered into an unlawful marriage with Richard Burden, he being already married & she knowing his wife was still living. Mary was excommunicated from the Smarden Baptist church later the same year. (Smarden Baptist church book)
    Francis Iggulden, butcher, lived in Hastings in 1821. Source, book. "Historic Hastings".
    Mr. Igglesden was fined at Hastings in 1716. Source, book. "Historic Hastings
    Richard Igglesden builder in London, 1875, 1876-78. source was London history book ?
    Bennenden baptisms. Inside front cover: March ye 20th 1716/17. "Then Seized a cow of Ilen: Iggelsden for all custony due to Mr. Saunders at St,Michael last wich custony was two pounds eighteen shillings and nine shillings for destrest in all L3:7:0."
    Roy Ingleden came to Can. aboard the S.S.Bavarian. To Quebec 13-5-05 Warfs & Strays Soc.
    In a letter from John Sinden, 288 Bartley Bull Parkway Brampton, Ont. Can.16W 2D3. 1980. He says he has a book which has the following written on the back cover, A Tribute of Merit from the Dymchurch Sunday School to Wm. Iggulden. Nov. 13, 1796. Also in the book are the names Ann Sutton & Ann Sindon, Edmund Sinden ,and Lewis Sinden, (the writers grandfather).

    Military Men

    Captain Edward Iggulden, Royal Navy.Promoted to lieutenant 7 June 1761, to Commander 5 Dec. 1780, & to Captain 18 Jan. 1783, superannuated 23 April 1804. Info. from National Maritime Museum, Park Row, Greenwich, London.

    Commander William Igglesden bn. 1801 Dover. Commander in East India Companies Navy, (Royal Navy) retired 1851. Wrote book of poetry "Ocean Sprays" and his son Charles became a famous New Zealand painter.

    Brig. Gen. Herbert Augustus Iggulden.Served in the 2nd battalion, Derbyshire Regiment in the Sikkim expedition of 1888. Assistant Adjutant-General in the district staff Presidency district, headquarters at Ft. William on 3 July, 1904. Spoke French & Hindustani. Marr.Ethyl Horne Halliday in 1894, in the East Indies. Children, Phillis Mary 20/11/94, Constance Dorreen Elsie 16/5/02, Ronald Doojer 3/9/1905. Herbert was bn. E. Hyde Beds. 26/11/61, height 5 ft.8 in. Son of Rev. Wm. Hnry. Iggulden

    Sir Douglas Percy Iggulden. Major; Hon. Lt.-Col. President Kent rent assessment panel since 1972; chief valuer board of inland revenue 1966-71. Commissioned in the 4th B.N. the Buffs 1924; mobilized 1939; France (Despatches). 1939-40; Malta 1940-43, comd. 4th Buffs. 1942 POW Leros..Demobilized 1945. Commander Royal Order of the Dannebrog, Denmark.

    Walter Lemual Iggulden of the Royal Warickshire Regiment was killed in action September 24th 1916. Walter was married to Molly Morgan and his only child, Andrew Claude, was born in Dudley Worcestershire April 21 1915. Walter never saw his son.

    Claude William Iggulden was Walter Lemual Igguldens older brother and was also in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment, a career military man, he served 25 years in the regiment and finished with a commission in the regiment. He fought in the Boer War with Kitchener at Khartoum and then in the 1st WW he was wounded when his company was caught in the open by a German bomber. His leg was severely damaged and he walked with a limp the rest of his life. He moved with Molly, his former sister in law now his wife, and Andrew to Guelph, Ontario in 1919 holding a commission in the Canadian Cadet Services. In 1920 he moved to St Catharines and worked as the Gymnastics and Cadet Corps instructor at Ridley College for 26 years.

    Lt.-Col Andrew C. Iggulden, son of Walter Lemual . Cadet & physical education instructor at Ridley College, Ontario, Canada. Joined the 10th battery , Royal Canadian Artillery in 1931 on his 18th birthday. He went to England in 1935 and joined the Royal Artillery. He survived 3 1/2 years as p.o.w. at Changi Prison in Singapore.

    Henry Robert (Harry) Iggulden bn. Pretoria S. Africa in 1896. A private in the 6th Duke of Connaughts Own Regiment Harry , fought with the 7th Battalion and was captured at Ypres France, April 24,1914. In August, 1916 he was incarcerated at Vehnemoor Camp, Cellelager VI, Germany and still later at Giessen, and Saltau. He was described as having a leaf tattooed on each hand with the words F Lagg (F Camp). I am told they were quite likely the Canadian Maple Leaves and tattoed in the camps using charcoal. Harry assisted two other Canadians in their escape from the camp by smuggling extra rations to them. This story was later told by Private Simmons and written by Nellie McLung in a book called Three Times And Out, 1918. Nellie McLung is today a well known Canadian author. Harry Iggulden was released in 1918, married Feb.1919, had a son Robert Edward in Nov.1919, and died Feb. 1920 of T.B. which he contracted as a P.O.W.


    John Iguldene, B.D.. This preacher matriculated from Queens College, Cambridge, at Easter 1551, and was a scholar in 1551, taking his B.A. in 1554-55; M.A. in 1557 & B.D. in 1557. He was Fellow of Queens College from 1553 - 1570 and proctor 1562-63. He was university preacher in 1564 and perhaps Prebendary of Chichester from 1565-78. He was rector of Monks Horton, Kent,1568-70, rector of Fordwich 1572-74, and Vicar of Milton Regis at the time of his death circa 1584. He was appointed "Six Preacher" in 1569. The 6 preachers were members of the Canterbury Cathedral establishment, set up as a body in 1541; they were to serve as a preaching group in the cathedral and outside, and to be always 6 in number. The organisation still exists, with rather different terms of reference, and in all something over 200 have been appointed since the foundation. Sources numerous incl. Harold Gough, curator of Herne Bay Records society. It was probably this same preacher that is noted by the Sussex Record Society as follows : John Iggulden B.D. was installed to Somerleighe Prebend on Apr.16, 1565. Also there in 1570. Sussex.Record Society.

    Rev.Laurence Iggulden, matric. pens. from Queens, Michs 1882, B.A. 1886, M.A.1919. Ordained Deacon of Southwell 1886, priest Nottingham 1888, C. of Sutton in Ashfield,Notts1886-9, C. of Newark 1889-92, & C. of Hendon Mddx. 1892-1901. At Eversden Cambs. 1901-06 And Caxton 1906-27. Third son of Rev. Wm. Hnry..

    Rev. William Henry Iggulden.Matric. Michs 1846, M.A. 1853 & ordained Deacon of Lincoln 1851, priest 1852. C. of Louth Lincs. 1851-53. C. of East Hyde Beds. 1853-59. V. there 1859-73.Lived at the Church at East Hyde in 1969 directory. V. of St. Lukes Jersey 1873-80 & warden of Brownes Hospital, Stamford, Lincs. 1880-88. Died Nov. 11 1888 age 61. Father of Rev. Laurence Iggulden & Brigadeer General Herbert Augustus Iggulden. In amoungst Wms. ordination papers was a note stating that he was baptised in Naples Italy in Feb. 1827. His parents were William & Elizabeth who appeared to be attached to the British Chaplaincy there. The source of this info appeared to be the "Registry of the Diocese of London", vol 3 page 118.

    Rev.Leonard Albert William Iggulden born 1901 in London, England Worked as a Probation Officer in Bristol from 1939 to 1966 Ordained in the Church of England 1966 and worked as a Non-Stipendiary (unpaid) Priest until his illness & death in 1979.

    Rev. Mgr. Canon Arthur C.Iggleden, S.T.L., L.C.L., K.C.H.S., Prot. Ap., Provost Emeritus, St. Joseph's Nursing Home, St. George's Retreat, Burgess Hill, West Sussex RH15 OSQ. (From the internet 1998.)


    (name withheld) Iggulden, prominent 1923, British murder. "Lonely bachelor desires marriage with homely person (spinster or widow)," read the advertisement that _______ placed in a London newspaper. Ethel Eliza Howard, a divorcee with two children, responded to the ad. Within a short time, Iggulden, a portrait painter, had proposed marriage to Howard. On Nov.15 1923, as the couple rode in a taxi , Iggulden reached into his pocket and pulled out a razor. After slashing Howards throat, he told the driver to take him to the nearest police station. While admitting he was responsible for the murder of his fiancee, he said he did it because she was always talking about suicide and he wanted to end her pain and suffering. Judged fit to stand trial, Iggulden was found guilty of murder. Despite the juries recommendation for mercy, the judge sentenced him to death. His penalty was later reduced and the convicted murderer was removed to the Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum. REF: CBA; O'Donnell, The Trials of Mr. Justice Avory; Shew, A Second Companion to Murder. The above gentleman married in 1935, and had a son in 1936. I believe this was what today we would term a mercy killing.

    Stephen Iggulden arrived in Australia on the Lord Lyndoch (2) on 18 Oct 1833. The 2 means it was the ships second cargo of convicts. Convicts were always recorded by their ship of arrival. He was noted as using an alias Eagleton, 31, illiterate, protestant, and married with 2 boys and 2 girls, of Kent, a farm labourer, tried Kent Assizes 11 mar 1833 for stealing meat and sentenced to life, had a former conviction for 1 1/2 years, 5' 5 3/4" tall, fair complexion, brown hair, hazel eyes, right eye was cast inward and he had SH tattoed on lower left arm and SE on the right arm. It's possible Stephen's family came out to join him as there was a scheme to bring out the families of convicts once they were established. Here is further information sent to me by William Bell in Australia.
    "I discovered that the London Times for the date of his arrest stated he went to court charged with setting fire to some barns. Strangely he was found Not Guilty but within a week he was on board a ship waiting to come to Australia. He was held over on another charge which I could not find in the same paper. Never the less he came to Australia, stayed in Australia until he died in 1861. The death certificate states 7th August 1861 Stephen HIGGLETON, notice the "H". That took some work to find, like searching for ALL Stephens dying in NSW on the CDrom. his age was 55 yrs. Died of Cancer. Parents unknown Certified by H Houston Resident Surgeon of Infirmary. Born England 28 years in NSW."

    William Iggulden arrived in Australia on the Adrian in 20 aug 1830. He was 26, could read, prodestant, single, from sussex, butcher and labourer by trade, tried at Lewes on 15 Aug 1829 for house breaking and sentenced to life, had no previous convictions, ruddy complexion, brown hair, light hazel eyes, 5' 23/4" tall and was assigned to John Langdon of George St Sydney and received a ticket of leave in 1845 (ie freedom within NSW). He may be the William who marries Eliza Peck at Young in 1864. There does not seem to be a recorded death for him in NSW but its possible he went into Victoria.

    James Iggulden was a witness in a law suit titled Wardell vs Francis, Supreme Court of New Zealand, Wales Forbes C J , 11 June 1829 Source Sydney gazette , 13 June 1829. During his testimony he describes himself thus." I am a prisoner for life, and have held a ticket-of-leave 10 years; I was sent here for robbing a man in a house; there was no force used; it was a bit of a sneak;"

    Edward Igglesdon was convicted of stealing Lamb and shipped to Australiain in 1854. Convicted in 01/01/1850 at Maidestone he was sentenced to 15 years. The ships passenger list states he was 25 but is unclear as to whether that was his age on conviction or when leaving England in 1854 aboard the "Ramillies". His registration number was 2971..

    An Architect & Painter

    Charles Moore Igglesden,- bn. at Bombay, 12 jun.1832 his father being at the time a commander in the East India companies Navy. Studied architecture in London and left for New Zealand in 1855. Arrived Wellington in 1866 and became quite well known there as architect & surveyor, (Lyttelton town surveyor & engineer).Received a commission as lieutenant in the N.Z. Militia, 1868. Possibly better known for his paintings one of which is now at Alexander Turnbull Library in New Zealand.


    Sir Charles Igglesden.1861-1949. Writer of numerous books including, "Crimson Glow"; a history of East Kent volunteers, 1899; "A mere Englishman in America", 1829-Ashford Kent: Kentish Express Offices .
    William Iggulden. wrote "Fruit", London Agricultural & Horticultural Association Ltd. [1908?]."The Tomato", 1881
    John Manners Iggulden of Australia. Sci-fi author in Who's Who in the world, 1978. Wrote Storms of Summer & Breakthrough in 1960.
    David Iggulden, served 12 years as a deck officer in the British and Australian merchant navies. He has written books, Sailing Home, The Battle for the Bicentenary, and Hot Air Ballooning.(1990). He has produced award winning radio documentaries and been involved in several international expeditions including, In the Footsteps of Scott, The First Fleet Re- enactment, and the Trans Australia Balloon Challenge. Most recently he has also been to Antarctica with Greenpeace.


    Mayors of Deal Kent
    Joseph Iggulden 1735, John Iggulden 1761, James Iggulden 1799, Edward Iggulden 1806, John Iggulden 1807, Edward Iggulden 1817, John Iggulden 1819, Edward Iggulden 1823, John Iggulden 1824, Edward Iggulden 1832, John Iggulden 1833, John Iggulden 1840, John Iggulden 1846

    Mayor of Newport Monmouth Wales

    Stephen Iggulden

    Ieresting Eh

    Kathleen Frederica Iggulden. "Put the Igguldens in Kent back on the map when she was interviewed on T.V. about 8 times. She was Hi-jacked and landed in Albania with 41 Red Chinese Guards". Source, K.F. Iggulden of Whitstable Kent.
    Mrs. Igguldens Chocolate Drops for pedigree dogs. (Famous breeder). From newspaper ad, courtesy David Iggulden of Coventry Eng. A Mrs. Maureen Iggleden was manager of the National Canine defence League's center at Hamstead Marshall, near Newbury, Berkshire.

    Background Information

    In the 13th century , in many areas , the population was as high as it would be at any time before the mid 19th century. A few peasants prospered especially free peasants, by investing in land. This was, it appears the case of our Iggulden ancestors , according to Alicias will in 1475.
    The Plague of 1348-49 killed 40% of the population and returned in 1361 & 1368. Not until the 16th century did the population begin to increase again. During much of the 14th century it was still declining. The late 14th & 15th centuries brought unrivalled prosperity for the peasants. From 1450 - 1750 the population nearly tripled. From 1086 to 1300 it was from 2 - 4.5 million and in 1485 about the same as in 1086..By 1640 the population was similar to that at the eve of the Black Plague. The Great Civil War ( Oliver Cromwell ) was from 1642 - 45. The plague returned 1603, 1625, 1665/6. In 1664/65 was the Great Plague in London. This version was however limited chiefly to London. There were serious crop failures in 1629/30, 1636 - 37, and 1647 - 49. From 1640 - 1695 there was no pop. growth ( 5 Million ) . A Yeoman was a substantial land owner .


    1) U849 Deed of Tenterden 1348 Presented by Herne Bay Record Society per H. Gough, esq., 3 May 1961. Catalogued by Anne Oakley, 4 May 1961. Title Deed , Tenterden.
    2) ref. Tepper Michael / Passengers to America 9151, Boyer Carl / Ships passenger Lists 702, Banks Charles Edward /The Planters of the Commonwealth 263 & Putnam Eben / 2 early Passenger lists 7111 pg.20
    3) I do not remember the sources for many of the quotes used and therefore apologize to the authors. I will include them as time goes on.

    Special thanks to major contributors of research, Georgene Desilva (nee Iggulden) of Vancouver, David Iggulden of Toronto, Pamela Moore (nee Iggulden) of Bristol, Harold Gough of Herne Bay and the old legend himself Dr. Church.

    Other information
    I have deliberately left out information that I will supply to anyone bearing the name Iggulden or its variations. Here is a description of the information I have collected over the last 12 years relating to the Igg. families. I have assembled on 2 computer programs, and 6 different files. The file called "Megaigg" is the largest and contains parish register extracts for hundreds of English parishes, an index of Wills, the entire & complete St. Catherines Index of Births Deaths & Marriages 1837-1907 ( all of England), numerous older marriage indexes including the Canterbury licences., and large parts of Jane Jones , and Michael Gandy indexes and info from Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, U.S.A., and South Africa. This file to date contains 6669 entries mostly Iggulden. The census' for over 415 parishes, mostly Kent and Sussex., are on a smaller file called "Census" which contains 2812 entries to date. A fourth file is a cross reference of all the Iggulden wills and contains over 800 entries of names mentioned in wills.

    Wayne Iggulden

    Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.