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Hommage to Iris Pawling, b. Tilbury, d. 16 June 2016; an avid researcher and a generous, kind cousin. RIP Iris.

I now live in the Creuse, France - 'Caroline', (CMTilbury, siteholder)
Page update: 18 June 2016

Links Page

My website has been copied twice: this IS the original!
I now see many entries on the IGI for TILBURY as "records"
or names/events with definite dates, places

Read or Sign the 'Tilberia' Guestbook
Link at bottom of page
Add your branch of the Tilbury tree?
If you don't find an ancestor here, leave a message for a 'cousin'

British Library Old Newspapers
Superb Website by brightsolid (findmypast) of Digitised Newspapers
Titles from many counties, excellent filters, 18-19thC
Subscriptions or pay-per-view (48h)


My heartfelt thanks for sharing to:

Robyn C. of Australia
who is helping me find my way through the Bucks Tilburys; Robyn transcribed the PRO marriages list for 'The Tilbury Magazine' website, & other records, censuses, from Buckinghamshire;
Robyn's Tilbury ancestors were blacksmiths & coachmakers
Michael H. of UK
who has generously offered for publication on 'Tilberia' the results of many years of his own research & investment, which include Hampshire & London Ts, bmd & Wills;
Michael is still seeking the father of William T of Clanfield
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 soon)

Louisa Tilbury's Boxall Family
Other Boxalls in UK, AU, NZ; in-depth research into their lives

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

Cornelius Tilbury, chirurgeon to their Majesties

Receives gold medal!
Also Dr. James Tilberg from Hambourgh

Was he related to Cornelius?


AlanT has temporarily removed his webpages from the Internet
For information about the two family lines he researches,
please leave a message in the Tilberia Guestbook (link at bottom of page) - thank you.

Late 18thC Thomas Tilbury & Ann Durden
Pancras, Marylebone, Hackney, Hanwell, Kings Norton, Somers Town, Southampton in UK
Australia, Canada, China, Czechoslovakia, France, Philippines, Switzerland, USA

Edward (the warehouse) Tilbury & family
The Tilbury, Tarner, Ensor triangle
Part of the Marylebone T. group, to Brighton

Alan has some information not on-site.

Linden Tilbury's tree also begins with Thomas T. & Ann Durden
This branch continues to Australia
Read Linden's book tracing the history of her family
Photo gallery through the generations

London Tilburys, Changes, Gardens

The beginnings of a new set of pages

A photo-full site by Margaret
Includes what was "The Chilbolton Plait"

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's 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 Indian mat manufactories
Farm Lane, Walham Green; and Wandsworth
Links to Westminster property

A Collection of Tilbury Toothbrushes

'Rob Roy' toothbrushes, manufactured by a descendant of William, ship's 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)

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

Henry the Butcher of Bethnal Green

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

Bethnal Green 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

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

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

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

John Tilbury Paper Maker

Shottermill, Farnham; George John T, Millwright
Frensham, Chichester, Paddington, West Ham
Read about the explosion of HMS 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 "1818 Will of James Tilbury of Sussex" below for more details

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. (November 2008)
William Tilbury m. Elizabeth Bone

18thC to 19thC Hampshire: Catherington, Clanfield
Tilbury m. Adams, Bone, Girard, Jacobs, Money, ...
The move from Clanfield to the Welsh mining towns; and to Australia, Africa
4 articles contributed by descendants and researchers
The move to Wales, John Tilbury's descendants
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

In the early 1870s, in the Headley/Bramshot area of Hampshire
A family of BELTONs became a family of TILBURYs
Family tree, timeline of events, associated families

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...

(W.) Tilbury Fox, Dermatologist

Grandson of Catherine & William Tilbury, druggist
Son of Mary Catherine Harries (T.) & Luther Owen Fox
WT 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
Their descendants intermarried with local families
Some association with 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. may have been 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

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

Tilburys in Berkshire

In and around Berkshire, 18th-20thC
Movement across the borders with Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire
Tilbury Farm & its cottages; Beech Farm, Goring

Burnham Tilburys

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

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

Rev. William Tilbury, 16th Century

Hedsor & Little Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Rev. Robert & Rev. Hubert Tilbury

Robert's wife Dorothy 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

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

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 are about to 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

Bow Street, Tom, the Jug & the Gooseberries

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

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 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)

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!

HMS Tilbury

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

Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives

King's College London: online catalogue

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

Lydia Greenaway m. James Rutherford

Daughter Lydia Rutherford m. Robert Tilbury
Their son was Charles Robert Tilbury
James Rutherford of Her Majesty's Horse Guards (Blues)

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 Taylor m. Arthur Tilbury
Waterman, Meek, Browne, Owens, Henley, Taylor
Ireland, Wales & England
The Taylors of North Tawton, Devon
NB: the images referred to are not yet all 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


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


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 (more soon...)
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?

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


The National Archives, Kew, UK
Discovery, their new 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

The Federation of Family History Societies
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


Northamptonshire by Postcards and Books

4 sites covering the social fabric, history & geography of Victorian England:

The Victorian Dictionary

Victorian history links

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

English, Welsh & Scottish maps 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 Ancestor
Events, directories, maps, newspapers, updated

A fun learning site
(From the University of Michigan)

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

Database of persons in B.G. during the Colonial period
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:


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PLEASE NOTE: at 29 December 2006 - 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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