Friday, July 13, 2007

My people

This week I've been updating my own tree. I realised there's a fair amount of research I've completed on some of the Wing families that happen to be my own family, and I haven't necessarily transferred all the information on those that are directly related to me into my own Personal Ancestral File database, so I'm tidying that up. I'm also putting together a plan of attack to see if I can finally track those ancestors that don't seem to have been born in Wing. Next stop Waddesdon and Aylesbury records!

Saturday, July 07, 2007


I''m still looking at the brickmaking industry in Wing. It seems the founder of the Littleworth brickworks, Richard HARRIS, didn't have any children so I think it is likely that his WORSTER nephews may have been the main beneficiaries of his will when he died in 1870. Any WORSTER/WOSTER/WORCESTER descendants out there with a copy of this will (or happy to get a copy to check it out?). Richard was both a farmer and miller as well as brickworks owner, so he likely had a reasonably large estate.

Sunday, July 01, 2007

July update

The Wing One Place Study has been updated for July. Quite a lot of individual pages have new snippets of information added, and there's a couple of new pages.

* Researching before 1546, when the parish registers began
* Feet of Fines for Wing
* a new will extract (Henry STRATFOLD who owned land in Wing)
* a new link (to a CULVERHOUSE one name study)
* a new marriage stray (REEVES in Buckingham)
* a new bankruptcy for the Miscellany (George HEADY, one of Wing's straw dealers)

I've also made some small updates to the Non-Conformist pages (added a photo of the Union Chapel, a note about a collection amongst the Burcott Baptists, a link to an interesting Primitive Methodist book on Google books, and a few other Primitive Methodist snippets).

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