Families

Completing reconstructions of each family in Wing will likely be the very last thing I get to. Nonetheless, I do have profiles of a few families and Wing citizens.

A Note On Spellings

Wing Surnames When searching in computerised records, your ancestor may be listed under an alternative spelling of their surname. Below is a list of the alternative spellings, morphs over time or mistranscriptions I have seen used in Wing (aka Winge, Wenge, even Waengh) records, some obvious and some not-so-obvious. Abbot – Abbott Adams – Addams …

Dormer

Cio che Dio vuole, io voglio – What God Wills, I Will The Dormer family was the earliest “noble” family of Wing, and resided at Ascott House. A notable aspect about the family is that they were Catholic – in challenging times the Dormers were able to successfully retain their faith with minimal persecution. Succession …

Robert May - The Accomplisht Cook

In an era when there were few professional cooks in England, let alone overseas-trained chefs, there was Robert May, born in Wing in the late 16th century, and author of The Accomplisht Cook published 1660. Father Edwarde was the chief cook at Ascott Park, working for the Dormer family, and Robert in his own words …

My People

I’m Alex Coles and I’m from Auckland, New Zealand. While most branches of my family tree moved around every generation or two, one branch did not – these families stayed put in Wing, Buckinghamshire for 150-odd years. My research began with my last-born Wing ancestor, William Pollard (known to us as Bill Williams) born in …