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Paul (Godfrey) Grigg
02 January 2013
I have just viewed the Headstone of Priscilla Jean Hoare & although she died some some 51 years ago it still seems like yesterday to me. As a teenager of some 13 years old I went to school with Priscilla in Fareham & as my first girl friend I was devastated when her Father the Rev David Hoare moved to Tilton on the Hill. I of course missed her dreadfully when she left & after some months decided, even though I was only 14 that I would go and visit her - On phoning her father I was devastated to hear that she had died - I believe somehow she choked to death in her sleep. I now live in Australia, but have never forgotten her & never will. It was by chance I found this web site.
The email address is that of a friend of mine, but can be contacted on this.
Edward G Tilton
02 January 2013
When did the Tiltons leave for America
Andrew J. Tilton IV
01 January 2013
Family came from England in the 1630's. Part of the family was the original Founding families of Hampton, NH. I have traced the family supposedly back to Tilton on the Hill, England. Also, have been told the family changed its name in England to protect itself. Any information would be helpful.
23 November 2012
Does anybody know any history about two cottages on Halstead Road: Kildare and Jasmine cottage? Many thanks for any info.
18 November 2012
An excellent major revamp of the site, Andrew. If any relatives of the Tilton vicars and curates of the 19th and 20th centuries somehow find their way here, I would very much like to hear from them, especially concerning the Reverends Gerard Nevile, William Chippindall and Harry Floyd.
I can back up the story about Siberia which appears under the Factoids section, but with a slight twist to it. About twenty years ago, when working at a local university, I met a visiting Chinese student who was a guest in my department for a few months. He had been out this way, and passed through Tilton, and I told him about it being the highest inhabited part of Leicestershire, with a high church (in both senses), and that if you could straighten the earth's surface out to the east you could probably see very far indeed - through the low countries etc..
He then disappeared for a few hours, and returned to announce to me that his atlas had confirmed this fact and that with a flattened planet and a powerful enough telescope you would indeed be able to see into Siberia and "at least as far as the Urinals".
15 November 2012
Congratulations on a wonderful site that's simple to navigate and very informative without the all too popular unnecessary all singing and dancing fancy effects.
I started researching my paternal tree earlier this year and have found your site a great source of information as well has introducing me to were my gt.grandfather was born and his family originated.
Herbert Henry Taylor was born in Tilton Dec 1901, his father Herbert Taylor was born in Halstead 1869, and his father Frisby Taylor in Billesdon 1843.
25 June 2012
Many thanks for a very interesting and informative website.
I found a couple of connections to my family on the site. My 2 x gt-grandfather, William Hart, was the brother of Jasper Houghton Hart, who is buried at Tilton with his wife Charlotte. It was lovely to see a picture of their gravestone on the site.
Also, another 2 x gt-grandfather, Thomas Roberts, was the brother of the Elizabeth Roberts mentioned on the site married to William Reeve Warrington of Barsby. Further to the information provided on that family, I would say that I have found the births of a further two children to those you show on the site, Elizabeth Grimes Warrington in 1866 and Harry William Warrington in 1868.
Keep up the good work. I would be interested to hear from anyone else with Hart, Roberts or Warrington connections in this area of Leicestershire. Hazel
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