The people of Tingewick, Buckinghamshire (England)

Families index
Tingewick Tales
The Great War
Census returns

Overseers accounts, 1829-1830
Vestry minutes 1829-1854

(please let me know if you find any broken links)

Family stories
Photo gallery
Source transcripts (including census returns and William Arlent Webb's scrapbook)
Cemetery photos

(please let me know about missing links)
please let me know if you'd like me to prioritise anything

Buildings & landmarks

... and finally ...

My own family!

Rootsweb outage - temporary website

Most of you are probably aware by now that Rootsweb has apparently suffered from a security breach, resulting in the closure of thousands of websites, including The People of Tingewick. I have seen no commitment to bring those sites back or reinstate the free hosting that was generously given to them, and in any case there is no guarantee that they would recover all the pages which I've uploaded over the last 20 years or so. Assuming the worst, then, I'm rebuilding what I can elsewhere. Whether it is temporary or permanent, time will tell. Apologies if something has disappeared that you were hoping to make use of - if you let me know then I'll try to prioritise that page/area. Meanwhile, I'm polishing up the silver lining - an oppportunity to tidy up loose ends. Please, let me know if you spot any I've missed!

Tingewick Historical Society - Great War Project

To commemorate the centenary of the start of The Great War members of Tingewick Historical Society researched Tingewick's WW1 soldiers who are named on our village war memorials. They have now published a book telling the stories of the twenty two soldiers and copies can be obtained from Jane Bradford or Violet Bysted price £3 50 plus £1 UK postage.
Over one hundred and forty Tingewick men fought in The Great War and the Society have now embarked on researching their stories - a project which keep them busy for the next few years. They would very much like to hear from any descendants of those men - if you have any information or photographs please contact Jane or Violet.

'Tingewick to Tioga'

Some years ago, three of us (Jan Anderson, Mary Robare and I) collaborated on a book about several Tingewick families (primarily Holtons) who emigrated in the second half of the 19th century to Tioga in Pennsylvania. I have to say I'm rather proud of the result. There are now very few copies left - more about the book here - this may well be the last chance you have to acquire one.

For more information, please contact Jan Anderson

Tingewick Historical Society - re-issue of Bygone Tingewick series

In the 1970s, 80s and 90s members of the Tingewick Historical Society produced four books on Tingewick's history. These books are now available again for £2 per book plus postage and packing. The contents of each book are listed here.
To obtain copies please contact Sara Churchfield

I really appreciate all the stories and photos I'm sent to add to the website. Alas, it often takes much longer than I'd like to get them onto the site, but I do get there eventually. I have at least now resolved my problems with running PAF on an iMac so am starting to tackle a huge backlog of mail - feel free to send me a reminder if you have been waiting more than a few months! If you have sent a story or your details for inclusion in the Descendants/Researchers section, please check them and let me know if I've made mistakes - they do happen sometimes I'm afraid. And if you haven't sent anything yet ... why not? This site is only improving and expanding because of all the help and contributions from everyone else.

Do check out the What's New list.

About this site

People ask me why I run this site just to help other people. The first answer is - I enjoy it. The second answer is - you never know what unexpected connections you might make. But mostly it's because of The Man From Penketh - now recovered, thanks to Shaun Burgin and the wonderful Wayback Machine.

While researching my daughter's ancestry, I became fascinated by the movement of ordinary people through the parish of Tingewick and accumulated quantities of transcripts and notes about them. I have been piecing them together into family trees: however, it is vital to realise that these will be full of errors, having been transcribed on paper from microfilm or original register or from information sent by other researchers: then transferred to computer as source transcripts, then finally built into families on the database.

It's more than twenty years since I started this site. Since then I've heard from so many really interesting people. I've had fascinating contributions to all the sections especially photos, wills and family stories as well as links to sites by other researchers. Alas, with family and work commitments etc I constantly fall behind so have added two more pages - Coming Soon and What's New. If you have contributed something and it doesn't appear on one or other of these lists (or the website), please get in touch with me again and remind me!!!

If you would like to be included in 'Tingewick Descendants' section, please email me your details, in the same format as the pages I have already done [or ask me for a template] and I will be delighted to add you.

Page updated 13 Apr 18 by SKF