|About Hastings of Hunua
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This web site documents four main families from c1600 to the present day, prior to this date records are unreliable, although my DNA report suggests that we have a strong Scandinavian ethnicity(38%),Great Britain (37%) with a splash of Scottish and the Iberian Peninsula.The HASTINGS at this time living in Gringley on the Hill and South Leverton , small villages in north-east Nottinghamshire. Later from Lincoln, Sheffield and many points south - my Fathers ancestors. Secondly the TIMSON family from the Higham on the Hill and Burbage districts in Leicestershire, by the mid 1800's they had moved to the City of Leicester and later to Thurmaston in Leicestershire - my Mothers family. The third family is that of my paternal Grandmother - the Miles from Hertfordshire. Fourthly that of my maternal Grandmother the WATTS from Withybrook, Warwickshire. Many other surnames are to be found of people that married into these four families. I have kept closely to the main trees and resisted the temptation to add more distant relations just to boost the numbers of people. Branches of the family are to be found in England, USA, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. To date the Hastings tree extends from John, who was born in Gringley on the Hill, Nottinghamshire, England in 1652 through to my grandson Dafydd born in Papakura, New Zealand on 22nd August 2007. The Timson's from William Timson born around 1740 in Higham on the Hill, Leicestershire to my late uncle Robert Timson. The Watts from Withybrook in Warwickshire to arround 1745, and the Miles to the mid 1800's. In recent times I have added my wife Kay's birth family the FIELDS who originally lived in London England before emigrating to New Zealand in 1851. Both of the Fields sons married Parkerson sisters in Christchurch New Zealand. The Parkerson family were from Norfolk.