Category Archives: TWITE

TWITE family

Back to it!

Its nearly a year since I had the idea for this blog, and after a number of months of not doing anything much with the blog, or in researching my family history generally, I’m having a fresh look at it. As I’ve said on the Intro page, I’m not a regular blogger and I expect my posts to this site to be sporadic – associated with short bursts of research.

With Christmas 2014 approaching, I thought that I would just do a couple of web searches related to different parts of my family tree to see if anything new popped up! The first few searches (of places associated with the WALKER line) yielded nothing new! But then I turned to the opposite side of my family tree; to the MAWER family. This immediately led to records with a lot of new details, thanks mostly to new websites (or at least ones I had not found before) which make historic records much more easily accessible.

I’ll plan to write up what I’ve found about the MAWERs in the new year.

But this made me think again about developing this blog (which at the time of writing remains as an off-line draft!). So I’ve been going back over the site and some of the articles that I wrote earlier in 2014, tweaking a few little things here and there! I hope to post some more content going into the new year, and get this website into a shape to go live on the internet early in 2015.

TWITE ancestors


In no particular order I’m making several posts to show my known ancestors, in a “pedigree view”, starting each pedigree with one of my great-grandparents (for people’s personal privacy I will not give details of the more recent generations).

The Roman Numeral in front of a name indicates the generation (counting backwards) and the number of “great”s that you need to add to describe their relationship to me. i.e.

  • “-i-” = my “great-grandparent”,
  • “-iv-” = my “4x-great-grandparent”.

Click the numeral to link to any posts tagged with that individual’s name, or to all the posts tagged with that surname (if the individual person doesn’t have a tag).

If someone’s name is highlighted as a hyperlink, you can click that link to an external webpage with information about that person. I generally favour entries on Wikipedia, though other sources may come up if there is nothing on Wikipedia, or if the alternative offers better information.

Here are the TWITEs, the part of my family tree that I currently have the least information about.


-iv-[ Joseph TWITE, b. ../../1781, d. ../../1845, Bath

-iii-[ George TWITE, b. 09/12/1824, Bath, d. ../../1900, m. 22/09/1851, Lewisham.

-iv-[ Mary Ann THOMAS, b. ../../1796, Carew, Pembrokeshire, d. bef 1861

-ii-[ Charles TWITE, b. 17/07/1853, Holborn, London, d. 09/02/1924, Droitwich, m. 21/11/1876, Leake, Lincolnshire.

-iv-[ Thomas GREEN, b. ???, d. ???

-iii-[ Susannah GREEN, b. ../../1825, d. ../../1893

-iv-[ unknown ?

-i-[ Doris TWITE, b. 01/08/1889, d. 02/01/1991, m. 04/03/1927, Leicester, to Ernest Garfield SWAIN [see SWAIN ancestry here]

-iii-[ unknown ?

-ii-[ Annie MAWER, b. 15/02/1853, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, d. 07/06/1926, Droitwich

-iv-[ Joseph MAWER, b. cir 1800, Walsoken, Wisbech, Norfolk, d. ???, m. ???

-iii-[ Sarah Ann MAWER, b. ../../1825, Sibsey, Lincolnshire, d. ???

-iv-[ Sarah ???, b. cir 1790, Sibsey, Linc., d. betw 1871 – 1881

Click here to download as a PDF file;
TWITE ancestors – Jan2014version.

* Sources;

Research by David SWAIN (my Great Uncle) – including various notes and family trees.

Family notes – kept by my Gran in a notebook/diary titled “A Diary of Edinburgh”.

Census – on-line – My own searches of census information available on-line, including the 1861, 1871, & 1881 census (in relation to the MAWER line).

International Genealogical Index (IGI) – My own searches of the index, used mainly to double-check other sources. Not to be fully relied on by itself. Given the chance I like to look at the OPR microfilms (from which the IGI is transcribed), which tend to contain many more details than the IGI.

My apologies if I’ve missed any particular sources or credits that I should have given. I believe that these are my major sources.