Guestbook Comments 2013

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29th October, 2013

Sally Dodd (Kreamer)

Meeting friends from Eton Wick

My sister, Beverley and I have spent the weekend in Birmingham where we met up with Louise Lake (Benham). What a fabulous catch up, so many memories of Eton Wick, the school and the people.

23rd October, 2013

Dennis Rowles

Tarrants of Eton Wick

My mothers side of the family came from Eton Wick which is from my second great grandfather his father was Philip Tarrant. going back to my second great grand father his name was William Tarrant he was born in wroughton wiltshier he was born 1791, but he did return to Eton Wick he died 1874.

kind regards dennis rowles

Dennis then added:

William Tarrant was the son of Philip Tarrant and Martha Herbert both came from eton wicks, Philip was born 1761. Martha Herbert was born 1772 died 1849. Philip was the son of Robert Tarrant born 1738 at eton wicks he married Elizabeth Edwards she was born 1741. William Tarrant who was born 1791 my second great grand father had a brother by the name of Robert he was younger than William, William Tarrant marmied sarah stoneham at garsdon wiltshier. I hope I have been of help kind regards dennis rowles

12th October, 2013

Peter Stanley

Climo Family

I know this family is linked to my Hawkins family via Fanny Climo nee Hawkins and Albert Climo. I know both of these were still in Dorney in 1961 and 1958 respectively and I wonder if any of the Climos are still in the area.

If you can help Peter with this enquiry, please get in touch using the link at the top of the page.

29th September, 2013

Jacqueline Sparks

Eton Wick is where my heart is

I was not born in Eton Wick but my Granny lived in Alma Road in Violet cottages. Her name was Jane Slamaker and my granddad Henry James, they had 10 children. I spent a lot of my childhood there as most of my uncles lived there. My great granny lived next door in Violet cottages. Most of my family are now buried in the church yard and I go when I can. There is a tree in the churchyard with the dedicated to the Slamaker family. My mum was Mary Slamaker and she is now 88 years old the only one left now. So will always think of Eton Wick as my home.

29th September, 2013


Mystery of Hannah Howse/House

On further research in regards to my Great grandmother, Hannah HOWSE/HOUSE, Born in Chalvey, Buckinghamshire, Abt. Nov 1857, who was enumerated at Henry Howse-her G/Father's household, as 3 year old. But I'm wondering if this Henry was her Father, because his age does not seem to be old enough to be her G/father! As I have not yet obtained a Birth Certificate, I'm thinking that her Birth was registered, Dec Q'tr, 1857, Vol.3a; page 349, in Bucks.

I hope that someone may have family members from Upton Cum Chalvey, enumerated at 98 Cape of Good Hope Road, Eton, in the Census of 1861, from the Howse/Wheeler family? Names given are Henry HOWSE, Head- Agri. labourer- His age seems to be 27 Yrs, the same as Mary HOWSE, Dau(?),Laundress, also 27 Yrs; Henry James HOWSE, Grand Son(?) and Scholar of 5 Yrs; Grand Daughter(?)Hannah HOWSE, who I believe to be my Great Grandmother, 3 Yrs ; Charles HOWSE, 1 year old, Grand Son(?).

Please, may I draw your attention to No. 100 Cape of Good Hope Road, to that of George HOWSE, also Agri. Labourer and Wife Mary HOWSE,( perhaps Nee HOBBS)-Could George HOWSE, perhaps own these two houses? Therefore making these young children mentioned, HIS Grand children-NOT Henry's, as stated? Another BIG question for hundreds of people in Australia, researching this Family, is When and How did Hannah come to the shores of Queensland? One thing we DO know, is that she did not swim - though she did end up living in a subtropical climate, beside the waters edge, here in Australia. If someone knows of Hannah's life after the 1861 Census, it would be great to find out the names of her Parents/ Grandparents, because her death certificate of 1908, has information that is miss-leading.

If you can help Diane with these enquiries, please get in touch using the link at the top of the page.

30th July 2013


Hannah Howse

Hello from Australia - I'm researching THE BIRTH & PARENTS of my maternal Great Grandmother-Hannah HOWSE/HOUSE,Born around Oct/Nov 1857, who I've found in the 1861 census, as Grand Daughter of 3 years, in the Household of Henry & Mary HOWSE, their Son, Henry HOWSE, along with Hannah's Brother, (perhaps)-Charles HOWSE, Grand Son of the household, 1year. THE ADDRESS is given 96 Cape of Good Hope Road, District 10f; Upton Cum Chalvey, Buckinghamshire. CAN ANYONE HELP ME WITH THIS FAMILY CONUNDRUM-THANKS FOR THE CHANCE TO PUT OUT THIS PLEA!

Diane has asked about Hannah HOWSE/HOUSE, or any known relatives of these Upton Cum Chalvey, families. She would be very grateful, if someone could inform her of the life of her Grandparents,Parents, and her 'where abouts' after the 1861 Census.

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5th May, 2013

Keith Robinson

William Robinson

I am researching my families history and I would like any information about my great grandfather William Robinson born Eton 1830/31.

I believe his father was Thomas, mother Elizabeth. The 1841 census shows household at Eton union Denham parish. William, a farm labourer, moved to West Butterwick Isle of Axholme and married Elizabeth Markham in 1858, died at Epworth, Isle of Axholme 17th January 1908.

If you can help Keith with his family history query, please get in touch using the link at the top of the page and we will forward your message to him.

1st April, 2013

Judith Fearn (nee Belcher)

Fancy dress, 1950s

Judith sent this picture of children in fancy dress, in the Wheatbutts around mid 1950s. Her sister Jane is one of the children, but who were the others?

If you can help with identification, please let us know, using the email link at the top of the page.

22 March, 2013

Wendy Wilford (prev. Hall)


My Grandparents Eddie and Emily Wilks lived in Tilsone Avenue, Eton Wick for about 60 years till about 1993. Eddie Wilks was a carpenter and did punch and judy show in Windsor, the punch and judy equipment still in family (I have photos). Would love to hear from anyone that knew them to share memories.

If you would like to get in touch with Wendy, please use the link at the top of the page and we will forward your message to her.

17th March, 2013

Kenneth White

Getting in touch

Mr White is looking to get in touch with anyone who knows him, perhaps from his teaching days at Eton Wick. If you would like to send a message to be forwarded on to him, please use the link at the top of the page.

17th March, 2013

Peter Stanley

Hawkins family

Another bit of family history has been uncovered this past week in which we have discovered a connection to the Allen Family which starts around 1765, so if there are any fh seekers for this family please get in touch. Also blacksmith like other members of family in Boveney/Dorney.

(You can use the link at the top of the page to get in touch.)

15th February, 2013

Simon Craven

Betty Williams (nee Craven)

Am searching for the family of the late Betty Williams. Betty moved to the Slough area in the late 1940's/early 50's from Wisbech (Cambs). She married Clifford Williams (ex-Raf) and lived at one time in Northern Road, Slough. Her daughter (my cousin) is Margaret Williams (may now be married). She was born in Eton in December 1951. Margaret may have a sister (she did have a brother "Teddy" who sadly died in a traffic accident when young).

I would like to be in touch with Margaret but have absolutely no present details about her or her whereabouts. It's possible she used to work for either the borough or county council. Any leads would be very gratefully received.

If you can help Simon, please get in touch using the link at the top of the page.

30th January, 2013

Roger Paintin


Just flicking through the entries on this site and remembering some of the names and attractions. It seems an awful long time ago but happy days. My father, Gordon, now 92 has just moved out of the village after 65 years of living in Eton Wick Road. Great site and would be good to hear from anyone associated with Eton Wick School between 1964 and 1969, the fetes and easter monday football tournament.

(You can use the link at the top of the page to get in touch.)

22nd January, 2013

Robin Vincent

Eton Wick School 1963 to 1969

It was good to read Susan Thomas (nee Humphries) comments [see 12 May 2012], many of which I do remember amazingly clearly! The frogs in the garden, and all of those names plus a few others, John and Gwen Hart (Gwen previously Branwight who had a son named Dean), Lee Sanderson whose parents Avril and Jimmy are sadly now no longer alive, and the Weightman's son Nigel who I also grew up with. I also remember Martin and Malcolm Ward (the later who Ann Sable married), and we all used to have great fun on the bikes.

I am still in touch with Lee Sanderson who now lives in Cyprus, and am hoping to meet up with him very soon. Sadly since I last wrote, my mother, Florrie has died, she passed away on 30th June 2012. Both of my parents and my Grandmother are in Eton wick churchyard. I am now in touch with Martin Deebank and hope to meet up soon.

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