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20 December 2018
My name is Elaine Glover and my family names are:
My mother was Valerie Rose Merrikin married Bernard Merriken his father John Thomas died on HMS Acasta 8.6.40 in the North Sea, along with the HMS Glorious and HMS Ardent when a German ship attacked the ships. 1500 men were left in the sea and no one came to their rescue as the HMS Devonshire was carrying the Norway Royal family to the UK with their Gold and silver.
My grandmother Kitty Nichols and Alice Gaylor, Frances Ware Tom Taylor lived in Bombay, India and Calcutta with Tom Taylor and Amelia Taylor nee Tuggey
Amelia Tuggey came from Portsmouth a naval family who had 13 siblings. The youngest were placed into Naval and seaman's orphanage in Portsmouth when her parents died . Marie, Amelia Thomas John Alice .. John the youngest went to Canada in 1891 as one of the 100,000 children trafficked as child migrant slaves. John was 8 years and sent to Middleville to Alex McKay a Scottish pioneering family from Lanark.
Her Father, George Tuggey, was a boatswain on HMS Yacht Fire Queen and he took Queen Victoria to the Isle of White. Her mother Mary Anne Marie nee Scott her father was Thomas Scott a boatswain on HMs pique who fought in 1840 in Battle of Acre and on the way back to UK a storm broke the ships mast one of the last wooden ships and killed Thomas out right leaving Christiana Crossland a widow.
My Grandmotherâ€™s father was Tom Taylor and his great grandfather was John Taylor, (who in old age was in the work house) who married Charlotte Zanker. Their son, Tom, who married Frances Hopkins was a publican of the white Heart and also of another . Frances HopkinsÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢ Mother was John TaylorÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s sister.
The Zanker family where of Jewish Origin and came from Prussia many of their European cousins where murdered in the holocaust. Elias Zanker Wife Herte and Eliza were mentioned in the Tilton on the hill Census and they came from Austria. Elias was in a concentration camp before WW2 as his nickname was Adolf the Germans wanted him to change it so he refused. They were there at krisitalnacht night of the broken glass. By then they had a son Klaus they were sent to the Isle of Man by the red cross as Jewish refugees in an internment camp. They had an uncle Arthur.
Why were they on the Tilton census and which of the Zankers were they related to? Why did the Zankers come to Billesdon in 1700s, ans where did they come? Does anybody know?
The Zankers were a huge family in Billesdon ....
Another Jewish family was the Allurds...from Rebbekah ?
With my Grandmother Kitty Nichols Eileen when Grandmother died in 1994 we discovered Eileen wasnÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t the daughter of Charles Nichols and as yet we have no idea who the father was I know she would like to know before she passes on.
05 December 2018
Interesting website. I found my way here after tracing my family tree as far back as Sir Digby.
29 October 2018
lest we forget
CYRIL PALMER -died Rippon Military hospital - January 2018
And also remembering with other brave men from Tilton on the Hill who gave their lives for King and Country and subsequent ansectors of which I am one.
The sorrow felt and horror of war must have been unimaginable for those involved
LEST we FORGET in this centenary anniversary of the end of this conflict.
16 September 2018
Thank you so much for all the hard work you have put in. I visited Tilton on the Hill earlier this year when I started to try and trace my fatherâ€™s side of my family whom I was told came from Tilton on the Hill. Indeed, they did - all of them and there are plenty of Palmers, which was my grandmothers maiden name. She was born at Tilton to Dennis Palmer and Annie Aldgate from Oadby. She often used to talk about Tilton on the hill. Her mother died when she was 12 and she lived with her grandmother in a house she said was round in shape. I donâ€™t know if is still there. The only description I can find is they lived at â€œa cottageâ€. It was sad to see that in 2018 that one of my ancestorâ€™s C Palmer, who would have been a cousin of hers, was killed in WW1 - she talked of a â€œforbidden loveâ€ - a cousin who died. Perhaps this was my grandmaâ€™s mystery beau? Sadly, we will never know, but how lovely to speculate!
This web page must have taken you hours and hours. Thank you so very much I have found one branch of my family in one fell swoop.
29 April 2018
Love your website! My family lived in Tilton once-upon-a-time: the Randell family.
03 February 2018
We are thinking of moving to the village and wondered if there is a list of social groups and activities in the village which we could join.
29 November 2016
I've been looking for my Rodwell ancestors without any luck, but this has helped me realise I need to look at Riddle and Ruddle and ... Opened up a new path. Thank you.