Willingale One Name Study
 Willingale Family Tree


  We are assuming these are the brothers Henry Alfred, Herbert Stanley, Archibald Arthur, Albert Victor & Frank Montague. Only Herbert Stanley Willingale (2nd left) has thus far been positively identified. Photo was taken in 1908

Willingale Family Tree

This is a one name study of the Willingale family name.

The tree contains Willingales, their spouses and descendants only, with one notable exception, the inclusion of a few additional Higgins. The Higgins family were involved, along with the Willingales, in the saving of Epping Forest, and the inclusion of a few extra Higgins allows us to show the relationship between the 4 individuals most involved in the saga; Thomas Willingale, Samuel Willingale, Alfred Willingale and William Higgins.

All places are listed with their current spelling and counties, for example, East Ham used to be in Essex but is now part of London. Therefore East Ham is listed as being in London for all entries in the family tree. We avoid using archaic places name where a more modern one is in every day usage, for example we have records listing events in Somersetshire, however in the family tree these are just listed as Somerset. However, Middlesex is still used in the place names database.

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Please do get in touch if you are one of the people in this tree, or are related to anyone.

Some notable Willingale's are details here.

Some of the more interesting media items on the website are detailed here.

Popular surnames, apart from Willingale

Mortimer Abbott Chippendale Carter Taylor Williams Wilson Clark Redding Whiting Rand Collins Welford Sicely Simpson Turner Young Jennings Cummins Webb Rose Woollaston Edgeworth Chatwin Smith Tregoning Culpitt Twilley Green Phelps Mizen Snow Fursdon Humphrey Gravestock White Rabnett Rodwell Wren Jones Harris Reeve Allder Brown

Feature Articles

feature 1 The Kings Head Details of the Supper supposedly given by the Rev Maitland to the Loppers of Loughton.

feature 2 Samuel Willingale Transcript of Samuel's evidence to the Epping Forest Arbitration Proceedings, 03 Nov 1880

feature 3 The Willingale Axes The history of the two Axes given by the Willingale family to the Essex Field Club

feature 4 The October 1866 Chancery Proceedings The legal action to stop the Loughton Enclosures


Todays Birthdays
Agnes Mary Finch - 1883
Gwendoline Florence Gravestock Damon - 1883
Sydney James Turner - 1884
Emma Gertrude Allder - 1894
Cecil Stuart Fursdon - 1895
Jack Edward Farrance - 1906
Albert Francis McDaid - 1923

Todays Marriages
Thomas Humphrey married Sarah Willingale - 1799
Joseph Willingale married Sarah Males - 1823
Samuel Rand married Mary Willingale - 1832

Todays Deaths
William Vivian White - 1881
Francis William Phelps - 1957
Alexandra Catherine Chapman - 1959
Mark John Willingale - 1987

Trees Last updated on :
Willingale One Name Study - 13 Aug 2020
Unconnected Willingales - 01 Nov 2018

The Willingale One Name Study, as of 27 Oct 2020, contains 10,142 individuals, of which 1,143 are Willingales.  We have a further 480 people, including 153 Willingales in our 'Unconnected' Family Tree , where we have not, yet, been able to trace a link back to someone on our main One Name Study.


As of the 27 Oct 2020 this website contains assorted documents & photos etc, categorised under the following headings, with the number of items listed after each heading :

books : 19
census : 2
churches : 12
correspondence : 42
documents : 432
folios : 9
headstones : 140
histories : 29
indexes : 9
londongazette : 74
maps : 21
memorials : 3
photos : 588
press : 372
recordings : 1
ships : 28
videos : 4
webpages : 183
wills : 42

Total Items : 2010


Locations in the Family Tree : 6,525
Locations that have co-ordinates : 6,115

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