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Welcome! This website was created on 05 Dec 2003 and last updated on 17 Oct 2020.

There are 3252 names in this family tree.The webmaster of this site is KEITH GLANVILLE. Please click here if you have any comments or feedback.
About GLANVILLE'S OF HALWELL, WHITCHURCH, DEVON
'Halwell Manor' in the parish of Whitchurch, Devon, is recorded as an ancient seat of the Glanville's in which family it continued for more than four hundred years.

Halwell, the ancient name of the house was spelt 'Holwell' meaning literally 'place of the holy well' and was the site of a medieval mansion probably built by the Glanvilles' and rebuilt in the 1790s to give the present building with some of the original outbuildings remaining.

The family continued ownership of Halwell until the 4th May 1790 when Julius Glanville sold the  estate to John Moore Knighton, of Grenofren.

John Taylor, later a leading figure in the British Association for Science, also lived at  Halwell Manor. He was responsible for the design of the famous Tavistock Canal to Morwellham to  provide access for the expanding local mining activity in the early 1800s.

My aim is to trace the ancestors and descendants from the Halwell period and to help others in the search of the Glanville name and welcome contact from all to achieve this. 

I would like to acknowledge the assistance and large contribution of my brother, Chris Glanville, and other family members that I have discovered on this journey with the research that has gone into the production of this site.

Keith Glanville
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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.


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