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Welcome! This website was created on 19 Sep 2005 and last updated on 26 Aug 2017.

There are 5682 names in this family tree. The earliest recorded event is the birth of COCUS, William in 1160. The most recent event is the death of JAY, Kevin Victor Patrick in 2017.The webmaster of this site is Richard Tibbetts. Please click here if you have any comments or feedback.

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About The Tibbetts family of Hayseech
There were Tibbetts families in the Halesowen, Cradley and Rowley Regis area from the time Church  of England Parish registers commenced in the 16th century.

Hayseech still exists, although the house that would have been my family's dwelling was demolished  early in the 20th century. Hayseech is a lane off Halesowen Road, forming the southern boundary of  Haden Hill Park and Corngreaves Golf Course.

My branch of the Tibbetts family lived at Hayseech during the Victorian era until the mid 20th  century; the family of Ann (nee Willetts) being the first to live there with Ann's parents, Isaac  and Mary Willetts. Clara Tibbetts (nee Atherley) was still living in Hayseech in 1939.

Ann Willetts married John Tibbetts at Old Swinford on 29 May 1826. John Tibbetts aged 23 died that  same year: buried at Cradley on 3 October 1826. The widowed Ann and three of her children are shown  as 'Tibbetts' in the 1841 census, but there is no information as to who the father(s) of the three  children might have been. Ann is said to be a widow in 1851, and the family are shown  as 'Willetts'. Ann (as the widow Tibbetts of Hayseech, but the daughter of Isaac Willetts)  remarried James Harris (possibly a relation of her sister's husband)in 1859 and lived until 1879.

Recent DNA evidence suggests that the father of William Tibbetts (my direct ancestor) was not a  Tibbetts; however, it has been my family's name since 1831.

Although the tree has some of its roots further afield, Hayseech was the place that my father  always referred to as 'the family base'.

In addition, I can trace my Tibbetts roots prior to 1830 with more certainty because of the  marriage of John Atherley to Nancy Tibbetts, which is why earlier Tibbetts names appear in the tree.

Many versions of the surname are found in the records, but by the 1830s Tibbetts had become the  preferred spelling, even though the 'e' is pronounced as an 'i' in my family.

Many of the links between generations on this site are based on educated guesses, and if any guests  have information that contradicts any detail of the tree, I shall be happy to compare notes!

I acknowledge the parallel research being done by Ian Tebbett into a One-name Study of the family.

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Getting Around
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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