Families

Tofield Family

The Tofield family of Swanbourne By Neil Rees The Tofield Surname Tofield is an unusual surname.  Most of the Tofields in the world can trace their lines back to either the Yorkshire Tofields originally from Doncaster, or the Buckinghamshire Tofields originally from Stewkley.  There is a town near Edmonton in Alberta, Canada called Tofield which […]

Brooks Family

The Brooks family  Based on information and photographs provided by Jennifer Littlewood, a descendant of the Brooks family from Swanbourne. The Brooks family came to Swanbourne in 1843 to run the White Hart Public House which stood just past the junction of Tattam’s Lane at Nearton End. The White Hart  is still here in the village, but is […]

Price Family

  The Price Family Family Tree researched by Linda Rodgers  John Price of (12 Mursley Road) is the only living descendant of the Price family of Swanbourne.  His family tree shows that all his paternal ancestors over the last 300 years have come from within 50 miles of Swanbourne, and originating from North Oxfordshire.  However, all […]

Gurnett Family

NEWLY REVISED – The GURNETT Family of Swanbourne by Neil Rees To see a PDF of the PowerPoint Presentation at Swanbourne Village Hall on 16th May, 2014, CLICK HERE:- Gurnett Family of Swanbourne The Gurnett Surname Gurnett is an uncommon surname whose origin is not known.  There is also a fish called the gurnet, and there is […]

North Family

The North Family of Swanbourne By Carl Glaum of Milwaukee, USA. As with other branches of the family our research into the North family has turned up many interesting facts and debunked some of our family’s myths.  Two of the bubbles that were broken early on were stories dealing with royalty.  The first was a […]

Pitkin Family

Includes evidence given to Royal Commission on Old Age Pensions Thomas Pitkin and the Old Age Pension   By Ken Harris On Wednesday 14th February 1894, Thomas Pitkin, a life-long inhabitant of Swanbourne, appeared before the Royal Commission on Old-Age Pensions, being held in the Queen’s Robing Room in the House of Lords, Westminster. He […]

The Adams Family of Swanbourne – Overlords of the Manor, 1624-1775

The Adams Family of Swanbourne – Overlords of the Manor, 1624-1775 By Clive Rodgers The surname Adams has been local to the Winslow area and North Bucks since the Middle Ages, and in 1588 Theophilis Adams was granted land to rent in Swanbourne by Sir John Fortescue (the cousin of Queen Elizabeth 1 and Overlord […]

Alderman Family

The Alderman Family of Swanbourne By Neil Rees The Alderman surname There are a number of separate Alderman families around England, and it is the kind of surname that could have evolved independently in different places.  It comes from Anglo-Saxon and the use of the word alderman still survives as an honorary position for county […]

Palmer Family

The Palmer Family – EMIGRATION TO THE USA By Neil Rees James Palmer James Palmer married Rachel Sophia Pickering in Swanbourne in 1809.  They had a daughter Jane christened in Swanbourne in 1809 and then they left the village.  They returned about 1820 and Samuel James Palmer was born in Swanbourne in 1821 and was […]

Kibble Family

The Kibble Family of Swanbourne by Neil Rees Kibble surname The Kibble surname is quite unusual.   Kibble means to grind and kibble is kibbled grain used for animal feed.  The Kibble family came from Stewkley and were farmers. The Kibble family of Stewkley The Kibble family farmed Cottesloe Farm between Stewkley and Wing.  A number […]