Sunday, January 10, 2010

The TILLET/TILLETT Family Going Back

At the request of a cousin, I have done some research into the TILLETT family. Reginald Thomas Fromant BARNES (1905-1983) was the son of William BARNES (1880-1962) and Minnie DAWES (1874-1945). Reg married Ethel Gladys Emma TILLET (1906-1990) on 28 Oct 1936 in London. I have a previous post on the BARNES Family Going Back available here.

While Ethel TILLET only had one sibling, her father (Ernest Edward TILLETT 1874-1951) came from a family of five and her mother ( Eliza Emma RAINES 1869-1947) came from a family of eleven. As you can see from the chart there are lots of opportunities for living cousins to be found.

Most of this family hails from Brightingsea, Essex and were mariners. This made them very difficult to find in the census records as they were usually away at sea on census night. Except for a few, they haven't strayed too far from Essex as current as the 1960's although those individuals aren't shown on the chart for privacy reasons.

If you are interested in the TILLETT family or want to contact current generations get in touch with me through this blog.

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