|I sometimes receive bits
and pieces of genealogy information and questions from other Attrill family
may or may not be immediately useful. As a result I have decided
to post them all here in case they can help someone with a
missing link or maybe find an answer.
From Celia Male (UK): email -
firstname.lastname@example.org - March
I contacted you quite a few years ago in my quest
for Joan Attrill, a pupil of
the English Girls' College, Alexandria, Egypt 1935-1939.
She was a very bright girl and fellow pupils remembered her father as
the army - I have now found her birth in Cologne, Germany in 1921
see my website;
Click for previous message - July
From: Marian Harrison (Fort Wayne,
Indiana) : email: email@example.com
- Feb 28, 2005
Peter and I are working on our family tree. Peter’s mother, Gwendoline Agnes is the daughter of Margaret Rebecca Wagner. The father is questionable but Gwendoline carried the name of Attrill. We suspect that Gwen was borne out of wedlock since it was all a bit of a mystery with her peer relatives not knowing who her father was but thought he came from Ilford and said that his name was Attrill. When visiting England last year we met with Gwen’s cousin who told us that Gwen wanted to visit her father but, Gwen’s husband advised not to open a “can of worms”!!!
Anyway to cut a long story short, do you know of any Attrills that may have an illegitimate daughter born in 1916. Or, are you aware of Attrills in Ilford. I believe they may have owned a grocery store. Gwen passed away a couple of years ago.
From Raine Golab Read, Patagonia ,
Argentina. February 2005, Raine's Email
Hi Rod and Moira, I have just seen your
I have a
WILLIAM GEORGE AUGUSTUS
b: 12 April 1844 in Whippingham, Isle of Wight + MARY J. ATTRILL
(married 1874 in I.O.W.)
b: 1848 in
Romsey, Hampshire (as far as I know...)
1. ARTHUR AUGUSTUS ATTRILL - b: Dec 1887 in Cowes, I.O.W.
2. JESSIE LOUISE AUGUSTUS ATTRILL - b: Mar 1890 in Cowes
This is far as I know.
My my mother's mother was Rosina Helen Winslow married to William
Read, and her mother was Rosina Augustus, married to SAMUEL WINSLOW
Richard Winslow) in 1873. All of them born in I.O.W.
You can see the whole story at www.golab-read.com.ar
the trees have their English version.
I am living in Patagonia, south Argentina, long way away!
I would love to hear from you, if you can figure the relation between
your Attrills and mine!
Raine Golab Read
We were unable to
establish a direct connection between the families
message received September 7th, 2004.
I noted that you are looking for Attrill
family information so I was hoping that the following would help
you link onto our family:
m. Elizabeth NEWIN in 1736 at Carisbrooke, I of W
Thomas ATTRILL m.
Ann JUDD in
1784 at Northwood, "
m. Ann HORWOOD in 1821 at
William Horwood ATTRILL m.Ann Maria
BULL in 1854 at Northwood, "
Alfred Henry ATTRILLm. Ellen Mary
TURNER Iin 1883 at Surrey,England
Alfred and Ellen are my Great
Looking forward to hearing from you re
any links to my Ancestors or any descendants of their
Regards from Queensland
From Robin Lewin
His website is Here
- April 2004.
My mother was an Attrill from the
Isle of Wight. My family tree goes back to 1530 when John TRELL
was born in Billingham. He married Johanna TRILL and for some
reason they changed their name to ATTRILL. It is my theory,
which would be difficult to disprove, that this was the start of
the Attrill name on the Island. The only way to prove it would
be to connect all the Attrills from the island to their tree.
Unfortunately this would be an almost impossible task. However,
through your Website, some connections may be made.
I have studied you tree but, alas, cannot find any connection
with mine. I do have an Eliza Gutteridge who was married too
Jacob Mabey. Perhaps there could be a connection there?
You can view my family tree on my website www.robinlewin.co.uk
if you wish. To make things easier for navigating I have split
my tree into four parts, one of which is the Attrill side.
From Peter Attrell - firstname.lastname@example.org
I took great interest in your website
and comparing the last names of your family with ours. What
are the odds that attrell was changed from attrill ?? or vice
versa. I felt I should send you a copy of our family tree to
see if you recognized any names etc in it. My brother Jim
Attrell is modifying the site and can be reached through email@example.com if
you have a suggestion.
Of note, the attrell family came over
from England a number of years ago. Have a look at my
Could this be your Canadian
From Rob Attrill e-mail
- January 2002
I have been looking at this website and
notice that we could possibly be related through our great,
great, great grandparents William & Elizabeth (nee Bishop).
I have indications that they had a son Henry James who married
Sibella Mary Hayward.Their son Henry James born 06.04.1851
married Mary Jane Whitelock. The details I have for their
son is Edward Arthur born 05.10.1879.My grandfather
married Edith Kate Norris. One of their sons is my father Leslie
Walter born 1927 sadly died 1989.
This then leads me on to me Robert Allan John born last after 3
girls on 20.06.61.
I live in Hertfordshire with my wife and children Christopher
(17),Stuart (16) Joseph (12) Katie (11).
I am currently tracing further details without much luck and
would love to know if we have a "coat of arms". I hope
that you are able to match up details with your further
searches. I am aware however that my Aunt Joan emigrated to
Canada & her son in turn to Australia.
From Jean firstname.lastname@example.org
- February 2002
I am just beginning to put
together some information on my maternal Grandmother her
maiden name being Attrill. Mary Elizabeth Attrill. At this
point in time I am trying to find her birth entry in the
GIR, but I did find the entry of her marriage, she
married a John Shaw on the 25th December 1908 at St Johns Church
Waterloo Road in Lambeth. the place of residence at the time
of the marriage is 6 Sandell Street. As the certificate has
her age as 19 then she would have been born in 1889. Her
Father was a Thomas Attrill, and he was a Water Side Labourer.
Now I do know that he died in Bethnel Green in 1948, as he was
living with my Aunt. Elizabeth Mary Evens, nee Shaw. This is
my next project, to obtain his death certificate, and then his
birth certificate, which I hope will give me his place of
birth. I know she had a brother, Tom, possible
another Thomas, and a elder sister my the name of Martha. there
could be other sibling that I do not know of yet.
When I have searched the 1881
census I can only find Attrell and not Attrill, but have been
told that spelling errors do happen. My Grandmother died on
the 23 February 1930, she had quite a few children, and I have
most of the details.
If you could help me with any
information it would be most appreciated.
From Helen Attrill in Australia
- March 2002
I came across your page the
other day and thought I should add what info I have about my
family so far. I have checked the trees on you page and
can so no connection at present but who knows I might uncover
something as time progresses.
Helen's website (Gedcom
file) is below:
From Jennifer Attrill in Kent. Jennybensaidane@aol.com
- June 2002
I was born Jennifer Attrill in 1959 my
father is Wilfred Leonard Attrill who will be 80 next year His
father was Alex, although from Godshill IOW I remember him being
a Slaughter man in Pompey. Alex's brother was Fred who lived
till about 90 and he was a game keeper quite near Newport. Being
an Army family ended up in Kent UK.
My teacher called me out of class in Gravesend, Kent and
asked if I was from IOW as she taught there once, she had 3-4
Attrills in each class.
From Althea John in Neath,
Glamorgan - email@example.com
- July 2002
I have my great grandfathers marriage certificate . He was married on the Isle of Wight on February 19th 1870 . His name was JOHN PRIMMER and he Married MATILDA
DAW. John was from Upham and Matilda from Beaminster in Dorset. At the time of their marriage John ( on marriage cert ) says he was living at St Helens and Matilda in Bembridge.(marriage at Parish church
As their witness they name WILLIAM ATRILL and LUCY BULL as their witnesses Have you any idea who either of them are they on your tree?
Also why would John have come over to The Island to work as a
labourer at that time? I know that that question is a "how long is a piece of string Question" as he was back in Upham by 1881.
Is the name Primmer common over there? Sorry for so many questions
Thanks Althea (Neath, Glamorgan.)
From Margaret Travers, South Australia -
I have a Matilda ATTRILL
married to Thomas George Bishop IOW living Langley Tce.
Matilda was 23 on the 1881 Census born Whippingham. Hampshire.
Do you have any connections?
Regards Margaret Travers
From Celia Male - firstname.lastname@example.org
- July 2003
I am looking for JOAN ATTRILL who was at school in Alexandria, EGYPT in the late 1930s. She would now be in her late 70s. her father could have been in the Army or
Air force stationed nr Alex -ie Aboukir - that is what I was told by her contemporaries! They may only have been there for
a year or two, i.e. not long-term residents. She is one of the few pupils/teachers of the school I have not found.. 1500 in all from 1935-56 in 43 countries !!! All dispersed all over the world.
I have a rather nice essay she wrote on Science in the magazine of 1937 - I was just a baby then so I did not know her.
I was MOST interested to see the 1901 census distribution of the Attrills - that is
where I started my search. All those Attrills on the Isle of WIGHT esp. called ARTHUR and aged 1 - amazing!!! Joan's father is probably one of those listed and I could make a short list according to age.. but I thought I should try you first. .
Any leads would be welcome.
Celia Male - UK - International Network Co-ordinator of the English Girls' College, Alexandria, Egypt 1935-1956
Do you have an Attrill genealogy question
or some family details that could be posted here - someone out there might be waiting with
a link to their family or the answer to your question!