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 1901, and stretches back in time (still going!). I have written a wee book, A Century in Wing Buckinghamshire, covering Bill’s eight Wing great-grandparents down to Bill himself. If you have a connection to any of these people, please email me at

Even if we don’t share an ancestor, I’d love to hear about your Wing people, and other Wing researchers might be interested too! Please let me know which families you are researching, and if you have stories, photos or other snippets to share I’d be happy to host them here.

Alex’s Ancestors

BAKER Ada 1880-1956

BAKER Alfred 1845-1929

BAKER John 1752-1825

BAKER Thomas 1797-1876

GIBBARD Sarah ?-?

HARDWICK Ann Susan 1843-1913

HARDWICK John 1778-1833

HARDWICK Joseph 1815-1895

HARDWICK Sarah 1807-1889

HOLYMAN Brightwell 1760-1846

JOLLY John 1776-?

JOLLY Sophia 1804-1855

LATHWELL Henry ?-?

LATHWELL John 1791-1863

LATHWELL Medora Jane 1845-1936

LATHWELL William 1799-1844

LEE Richard 1813-1886

MUNDAY Ann 1771-1839

PARSON Ann Stopps ?-?

POLLARD Alice 1812-1885

POLLARD Andrew 1839-1898

POLLARD George 1797-1847

POLLARD Mary 1770-1826

POLLARD Joram 1768-?

POLLARD William 1877-1902

POLLARD William 1901-1971

STEVENS Susannah 1779-1844

SYROTT John 1762-1839

SYROTT Mary 1815-1898

WILLIAMS Maria 1753-1841

WILLIAMS(ON) Percy Joel 1878-1957

WILLIAMS Bill 1901-1971