Withers - Lancashire family history
A photo gallery has been set up at this
site for pictures of the family.
Pictures of places of family significance are accessible from the family history web pages on this site.
For interest,and until I find a more permanent home, here are images of a letter
from Lord Beaufort to Hicks snr dated October 25 1885.
(Chris Jessup has made a commendable effort to decipher the handwriting on the Lord Beaufort letter)
Special thanks go to Geoff Merritt of Stockbridge for his enthusiastic support and detective work .
and acknowledgment to Bob Sanders for information provided relating to
Elizabeth Hicks Withers.
The family tree is temporarily removed
new version to be added.
is maintained by Roger Cole = Son of Moreen(Nin) = daughter of Reginald and Ada
in conjunction with Lynne W-L.
Derived from original work carried out by Christopher Jessup = Son of Beryl = Daughter of Gerald and Ida
contacts for this page: firstname.lastname@example.org
Any info received will be copied to Lynne
Arrangements can be made for a cd of the complete set of photos available
30/June/2002 - Obituary page added for
Reginald Hicks senior from the photo gallery.
07/July/2002 - Additions to the family history text, Withers Lancashire section added. Picture of Ada, Reginald Hicks(jnr) wife added to the gallery
09/July/2002 - A thank you to Geoff added + updates to the family tree
10/July/2002 - Additions to the Withers-Lancashire history section
17/July/2002 - Further additions to W-L history section including addition of litigation documents and links on church sites (to be completed soon)
18/July/2002 - Changes to history pages layout.
21/July/2002 - St James Priory and St Mary, Redcliffe pages provided with text and photos
22/July/2002 - changes to layout of this page and changes to first history page
23/July/2002 - further details added to first history page
29/July/2002 - Dick (Johannesburg ) picture added.
04/August/2002 - New Link on this page to enlarged Withers Coat of Arms, powerpoint family tree corrections, The temporary photo gallery page will remain until I return from my holiday in 2 weeks time
21/August/2002 - photo gallery updated
25/August/2002 - main page temporary update, history page update, Hicks and Ada marriage certificate added
31/August/2002 - additions to family history page.
05/September/2002 - additions and corrections to the family history page. Mona and Reginald Hicks jnr birth certificates added.
11/September/2002 - updated family history page.
16/September/2002 - Samuels family found, history page updated and family tree updated.
07/October/2002 - family history update. Link made to Rupert Withers who Enid found.. More info about Hicks and Ada addresses. More birth certificates.
19/October/2002 - Rupert Photo added to family history. Corrections to text around Norbury. Hicks jnr children corrected to age order of display in family tree.
29/October/2002 - Herbert Withers page added as a link from the history page
15/April/2003 - After a gap of several months investigations have taken place at Bristol Records Office for information concerning Samuel. Additional information has been added to the family history page concerning Samuels life in Bristol and his parents along with other minor changes. Additions and minor corrections have been made to the family tree (Powerpoint only now). This page has been updated.
28/April/2003 - Reference to John witnessing Samuels wedding added. Changes to R-H senior life after he retired from the army, rethink on the relevance and significance of Ham Green.
03/August/2003 - Whilst in Lancashire a visit to Pendleton found Pendleton Hall. Text and pictures added to a Pendleton Hall page accessed from the page titled Wythers (Withers) - 2 Wythers (Withers) of Lancashire.
07/August/2003 - Contact made with Bob Sanders, husband of a descendant of Elizabeth Hicks Withers. Information provided by him on Maria Withers,
17/February/2004 - posted updated pages onto the web. Some additional info supplied by Bob Sanders incorporated into the history page. Another offshoot page is being developed for Elizabeth Hicks Withers. Further info on Maria to be added later as will the transcription of the Beaufort letter.
02/April/2017 - Family History additions regarding Maria Withers. Extensive additions concerning Samuel Withers and family move from Bristol to London and additional family members included. Family tree temporarily removed. Further family members to be added from mid to late 1900's.