The Jennings Family

 of Canada, London , Shropshire and Cheshire

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INTRODUCTION

.....Welcome to our ongoing genealogical website for the Jennings family branch originally from Shropshire and South Cheshire. England but now located in London and Canada. This site also lists over 500 directly connected family members from other families over 400 years who are related by marriage.e.g. Thornton, Cramer, Taktak, Wicks, Magill and many more..We have provisionally traced our paternal grandmothers' line back to 1570 so far.....and the Jennings name directly back to 1664...........

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Scope of this website

All entries since 1783 have at least two verifications even if they are not stated on the records here. All records between 1664 and 1783 have one verification which is usually a marriage or christening.

Family tree research is often devious and convoluted in its machinations due simply to the amount of tree branching which occurs over the years. This site is unfortunately no exception but to minimize this and trace direct lines of ancestry the following parameters have been applied:

1. On the main JENNINGS lineage only direct ancestry has been included, albeit with a limited amount of side tree branching - even so over 660 individuals are recorded so far, Jennings is sometimes rarely spelt using the variation Jenings

Earliest POTENTIAL Entries: , William Jennings christened on 3rd April 1664 in Malpas St.Oswald,? ( but he must have had parents! ) plus John Jennings, born in 1680* verified ..This is still an ongoing research area

  ST. CHADS, WYBUNBURY

2. On the CRAMER-THORNTON lineage a great deal of research was undertaken by relatives other than the cousins who collated this main site. We have attempted to doubly verify all reproduced data and have omitted a vast amount of unverified data. This section is incomplete until we receive an updated Thornton ancestry

3. Names of towns and counties are as shown in the records consulted. This can vary as - for example, South Cheshire and North Shropshire are only separated by fields in many areas - some fields even cross the boundary which itself has moved over the years. Some villages and townships have frequently been redesignated.

4. Names have often been anglicized. The CRAMER-THORNTON lineage is extremely mixed with ancestors from at least six different countries (Germany, France, Ireland, Scotland, England, U.S.A.) So Kramer=Creamer=Cramer=Kremer and Clapper=Klapper

5. All descendants of Donald Jennings ( 1924 - 1993 )have been temporarily redacted

6. To prevent abuses of our data many extant Canadian members have not been listed

Many of the areas that seem to recur throughout many of the earlier Jennings family records from Shrewsbury and Cheshire are physically connected by a railway line. Shrewsbury - Wem - Whitchurch - Wembury (for Audlem and Didcott-cum-Wilkesley),-  Nantwich and prior to the family diaspora in 1912 this seems to have played a major role in work and housing locations as many of the older records are situated along this very rural track traversing a vast expanse of farming country spotted with grand houses and many older recorded professions are farming or service related. There is also a water transport connection as almost all locations are either on the river Severn or the Shropshire Union Canal which connects to the River Weaver and the River Severn.

The individuals of the named families connected in the Jennings current tree are numbered in parenthesis. Data on many living individuals has been restricted or omitted

PRIMARY families connected directly to the Jennings tree.

(This does not include many primary families directly connected to the Cramer-Thornton lineage for which you will need to go to the following page. - CRAMER-THORNTON)

 BAILEY (1) , BANKS (2) , BARTLEM (1) , BEESLEY (2) , BENDY (1) , BENNETT (1) , BESFORD (1) , BINCKLEY (1) , BLAND (3) , BLOCKSIDGE (8) , BRAGG (7) , BRIDGER (1) , BRIGHT (2) , BRITTAN (1) , BROMFIELD (1) , BROOM (13) , BROOMFIELD (6) , BROWN (14) , BUNN (1) , BYRNE (1) , CALLAGHAN (1) , CAVANAGH (1) , CONIBEAR (1) , COOK (1) , COTTAM (1) , COWEN (1) , COX (1) , CRAMER and variant spellings(4) , DALE (4) , DALLOO (1) , DELVES (1) , DESPINS (5) , DICKENS (1) , DJWEIDA (9) , EASTABROOK (8) , EVANS (1) , GARDNER (3) , GARNER (2) , GENNOE (9) , GIBBONS (13) , GILBERT (2) , GREEN (1) , HADAD (5) , HALL (1) , HALLWORTH (1) , HARLEY (2) , HARVEY (16) , HASSALL (3) , HENSHALL (1) , HOLLAND (1) , HOLT (1) , HONOUR (1) , HUDSON (1) , ISTEPHAN (3) , JAMES (1) , JENNINGS (105) , JOHN.THORNTON (2) , JONES (9) , KATUSHA (1) , KILANO (10) , KING (1) , KNAPP (1) , KNIGHTLEY (2) , LOCKET (1) , LOCKETT (3) , LORD (2) , MAGILL and variant spellings (50) , MALAM (3) , MANSI (1) , MAXAM (17) , MAYES (1) , MCALPINE (3) ,  MR.HOBBS (1) , MR.PARKER (1) , MR.RAZAKA (1) , MR.SPRINGALL (1) , MYERS (7) , NAZARETHIAN (1) , NEAL (5) , NIX (6) , ORCHERTON (5) , PARADIS (7) , PARKER (21) , PARRY (1) , PARSON (1) , PARSONS (1) , PENLINGTON (2) , PETERS (2) , PRESTNEY (14) , PRITCHARD (1) , PUGH (1) , QUIMBY (4) , RAZAKA (6) , REED (1) , RIGBY (4) , ROBERT.GARDNER (1) , ROWLEY (3) , RYAN (13) , SCHEVECK (3) , SCHOFIELD (1) , SMILLIE (3) , SMITH (14) , SPRINGALL (7) , SR (1) , STANTON (1) , STINSON (3) , STOWER (1) , SWAN (1) , TAKTAK (61) , TAYLOR (2) , THELWALL (2) , THOMAS (1) , THORNTON (7) , TRICKETT (1) , TUSHINGTON (1) ,  (3) , WARD (7) , WARREN (4) , WESSON (1) , WHEATCROFT (1) , WICKS (7) , WILLIAMS (18) , WOOD (1) , WOODBRIDGE (5) , YOUNAN (4) ,

George Jennings  1885-1974   Elsie Parker 1888-1953
George Jennings  1885-1974     married       Elsie Parker 1888-1953

The Children

English Born in Canada Born in England.
1908 1918 1913 1921

1914 1924 1911 1910
George Jennings ------ Leonard Jennings ------ Marjorie Paradis ------- Winnifred Cramer   Alfred Jennings ------- Donald Jennings ------- Esther Ryan ------- Ethel Stinson
George Edward Jennings   Leonard Jennings     Winifred Cramer nee Jenniongs   Alfred Jennings   Donald and his wife and child   Esther Ryan nee Jennings   Ethel Stinson nee Jenningsel
1965   1982   2007   2001   1983   1993   1983   1935

The links associated with the names on the chart  above go directly to  pages of pictures related to the named person. Just click on the name and you will be directed to contact a family member who can authorize access to this data.

 

 


Gerald Jennings The Williams and Jennings Families. Shrewsbury. Late fifties

Gerald Jennings photographed in London circa 1950

A family picture circa 1958-9 in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Left to Right: Back Row: Mr Reg. Williams and Son .. Top right George Edward Jennings
The Middle Row Two: Left Mrs. Peg Williams Right Gerald Jennings
Middle row Lower Four: Keith Jennings, and three Williams Sisters
Young boy centre front.; Youngest Williams
Girl on ground:. Anne Jennings
Photograph taken by Doris May Jennings

Great Grandmother Broom c 1905 Earliest picture in the Jennings - Magill - Broom lineage John and Emma Magill

Great Grandmother Broom c 1905 Earliest picture in the Jennings - Magill - Broom lineage

John and Emma Magill

 

Link to : More Public Pictures of the Jennings Family

The Jennings Families in the England and Wales Census Years

Census Year Frequency of the Surname Jennings
1841 Census 7,624
1851 Census 9,441
1861 Census 9,585
1871 Census 11,624
1891 Census 14,654

Most Frequent Christian names for all Jennings Families in the Census

Name 1841 Census 1851 Census 1861 Census 1871 Census 1891 Census
WILLIAM Jennings 629 700 636 716 714
JOHN Jennings 613 684 613 618 573
MARY Jennings 675 616 513 519 442
ELIZABETH Jennings 458 519 491 529 468
THOMAS Jennings 364 446 403 474 413
SARAH Jennings 396 404 349 345 281
JAMES Jennings 299 332 294 344 341
GEORGE Jennings 245 311 295 343 397
ANN Jennings 369 381 328 286 167
HENRY Jennings 160 193 174 240 225
JANE Jennings 195 207 184 218 167
ELIZA Jennings 143 185 191 203 210
JOSEPH Jennings 162 174 162 191 198
CHARLES Jennings 125 178 154 190 229
EMMA Jennings 96 120 128 177 192
HANNAH Jennings 148 149 118 121 125
EDWARD Jennings 98 113 114 175 151
MARY ANN Jennings 67 168 136 152 94
ROBERT Jennings 119 118 103 118 133
RICHARD Jennings 112 117 119 135 100

 

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