Lines family research Hertfordshire

Lines family research Hertfordshire to Australia 

This site is dedicated to  my father Clarence Baden Lines born 1900, in South Australia.  

File in Microsoft XLS (Excel) format.

Highlighted Lines entries in the Data base are direct ancestors of Gay O'Neill (nee Lines) of Western Australia There are hundreds of entries that I am unsure if I am related to but hope by puting up this site that it will assist any Lines researcher in the future.

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Click here to download or view Word document on George Lines

Click here to download or view Word Document Lines Family groups of Hertfordshire

This work is (C)
2003 - 2009 Gay O'Neill. Research from Original parish records viewed at  HALS Research Library in Hertford, Hertfordshire  and paid research from Bedfordshire Research Center. Original Birth Death and Marriage Certificates from GRO,  free BDM's, 1841 Tithe records, census records 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881 original and online, 1901 online,  churches and graveyards of Hertfordshire. Militia lists,  The Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints -   Parish records (microfilm), online IGI, and British Isles Vital Records Index 1st and 2nd edition, 1837 online records

Changes made to the Lines Data Base in 2009 are from notes added to the original data base by Graham Lines of St Albans who has kindly allowed me to use his work to update my work. Graham Lines of St Albans Hertfordshire, Peter Kettle of Sydney and Eleanor Marshall of Essex are currently working on Lines the famiies of Hertfordshire. Huge thanks for all their recent discoveries.

Thanks and acknowledgments  for research data supplied by: 

Neville Lines (Qld, Australia), Trevor Lines (South Australia), Trevor Worth (Western Australia),  Ray Valentine (Australia) Eric Thurkle  (Western Australia),  Raema  Irving (nee Cavanagh-Western Australia), Margaret Clarke (Western Australia), Joy Budge (Western Australia),  Jan Watkins (South Australia), Graham Lines (Victoria), Pauline Lines (East Sussex, England). Also all the new found Lines family members that I have had conversations with.

Also thanking researchers: Pam Dollimore (Toronto Canada), Stella Watkins, Stella Stanger, Bedfordshire,  Amanda Cassidy (Hertfordshire) Denise Hess, Gordon and Ann Mead and Sue Owens Hertfordshire, Mike Gallafent - Publisher - CD 'Strangers, Foreigners & Aliens' - CD 'Lay Subsidy Rolls CD 'Middlesex Oath Rolls 1641-2 'Surrey 1593/4' - CD 'Published Wills of Surrey' - CD 'Early Inhabitants of Kent' - CD 'Published Wills of Kent' Contact Keith John Darnell - transcriber for 1891 East Barnet Census, Brian Ireland - Lines  family  researcher (Brian has researched George Lines, the  same ancestor as Gay O'Neill). Brian resides in Worcestershire. Derick Gregory - family researcher Hertfordshire (looking for Gregory and Bigg surname). UK researcher Chris Reynolds and his terrific web site Genealogy in Hertfordshire  see the Lines family  references at:  

Big thanks to Brian Joyce for his coverage  at  Wheathampstead Web site:   and the Lines reference  page at :

Thomas Kidman deserves an enormous thank you for allowing access to his 'Lines wills' that he has sourced and deciphered. The information from the Lines wills is inserted in the data base. Other research names of interest to Tom include: Boys, Burchmore, Chennells, Corfield, House, Mardall, Peacock, Thralle and Kidman. Contact Thomas at:

Very big thank you to the generous people who have emailed me and visited with me and shared their research and their memories.

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Below left is the family of Albert Edward Lines and Mary Ellen Davey. From right seated is Albert Edward Lines, standing next to him is Clarence Baden Lines, seated next to him is Ruby Lines, standing next to her is Olive Lines. Seated is Mary Ellen Davey and standing next to Mary is Roy Lines. This photo is circa 1916 Western Australia. The photo on the right is the family of John Lines and Maria Nash, taken in South Australia and includes Albert Edward Lines. John Lines and his family were early members of the Salvation Army in South Australia.


Clarence Baden Lines born 1900 South Australia: photo above standing far right and pictured below



All of the children of John Lines and Maria Nash other than Ellen Amy and Fanny were born in South Australia.

John Lines born Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire, February 25th, 1832 to parents:

George Lines born sometime between 1795  & 1800 in   Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire  and Ann Dickerson (Dickinson) baptised (1801) Kimpton Hertfordshire. George Lines and Ann Dickerson were married in Wheathampstead,  February  16th,  1819.   George Lines signed his name and Ann signed  with an X.  Witnesses to marriage John Hibton and Elizabeth Dickerson,  ceremony performed by Joseph Doutonentry NO 66 sighted by Gay O'Neill (2002) in Hertford research library (HALS)  when perusing the Wheathampstead  microfilm of Parish Records. 

Children of George  and Ann  Lines are:

George died 23 January 1880 in the Union Workhouse, Barnet, Hertfordshire stated age 80 years.

Names bolded belong to my family: 1890 and 1912 Directories for Kellys in Hertfordshire under Lines surname: Blacksmiths, Smiths and Farriers: Albert Lines, Codicote Welwyn, Edward Lines Round Bush, Aldenham Watford, Henry Lines High Street Harpenden Samuel Lines Ridge Barnet, William Lines, Victoria Rd, New Barnet (1912) Watford, Geo Lines W 4a Victoria Rd New Barnet, John Lines Station Rd Hitchin, Miss Fir Lines Villa Chiperfield, Kings Langley, Miss Lines High St Berkhampstead 1890 John Lines Walsworth Rd Hitchin Miss Lines, Walsworth Rd Hitchen, A Lines Mayfield The Avenue Hitchen, Charles Frederick Lines, East Lodge, Church Rd Bengeo, Hertford.