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Tichbourne Family Bible

  • BS 185.1719.09
  • Staffordshire and London, England

Transcript: Family History

Edmundus Titchborne et Diana uxor eius
Conjugati fuer: apud Londinu die Jovis decimo quinto:
Junii 1721. [ettq?] ad sei Mildred in Le Poltrie [translation]

Their children borne as followeth viz:

Thomas Tichbourne Born ye 19th of June Anno Dom: 1722.
And Baptized ye 10th of July in the Tower of London.

Diana Tichbourne born the 28th of October and Baptized the 21st
of November Anno Dom: 1723 at Wolverhampton Staffordshire.

Ann Frances Tichbourne born ye 4th of June and baptiz’d ye 24th
Anno Dom: 1725 in the Parish of St. George Hann[ove]r Square London.

Elizabeth Tichbourne born ye 26th of October and Baptized
the 29th Anno Dom: 1726 at Wolverhampton Staffordshire.

Henry Tichborne born ye 31st of Decr. 1727 and Baptized
the 29th of Janr. following at Wolverhampton Staffordshire.

Thomas Tichborne born the 1st of August and Baptized the
5th of September, 1729 at Wolverhampton Staffordshire.

Ann Amelia Tichborne born ye 26 of Septr. and
Baptized ye 21st of Octr. 1736 at Wolverhampton Staffordshire.

Translation of Latin text:

Edmund Titchborne and Diana his wife
Were married in London on Thursday the 15th
Of June 1721. [and] at St. Mildred’s in the Poultry.


  • Edmund Tichborne married Diana Smart at St. Mildred Poultry in 1721 (Boyd’s Marriage Index). Captain Edmund Tichbourne’s death at Wolverhampton, Staffordshire at age 52 was reported in Read’s Weekly Journal or British Gazeteer on April 7 & 28, 1750.
  • Diana was the daughter of Thomas Smart of Wolverhampton. (Visitation of England and Wales)
  • Diana Tichborne married the Rev. James Hinckes, Rector of Stone, County Stafford and died in 1803.
  • Elizabeth Tichborne married Michael Ward, and their daughter Diana Smart Ward married John Davenport, Esq. Member of Parliament for Stoke (Burke, vol. 1). The Davenport family seat was Foxley in County Hereford, and papers of Captain Edmund Tichbourne and his father-in-law, Thomas Smart, are part of the Foxley Estate Records in the Hertfordshire Record Office.
  • On the page facing the family information is a list of the “gossips” or godparents for each child.

Sources and Related Reading

  • Boyd’s Marriage Index 1538–1840. (Accessed through British Origins, November 2010.)
  • Burke, John Bernard. Genealogical and heraldic History of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain & Ireland. 1871, vol. 1.
  • Crisp, Frederick Arthur, ed. Visitation of England and Wales, Privately Printed, 1913. Vol. 10, p. 107, “Hinckes Family.”
  • Foxley Estate Records in the Hertfordshire Record Office. (access to Archives )
  • Read’s Weekly Journal or British Gazeteer on April 7 & 28, 1750.
  • “St. Mildred Poultry” in Noorthouck, John. A New History of London, 1773.