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March 7, 2013 by Emma Barry in forum Genealogy / History

#1602 Emma Barry , 7 March 2013, 19:25

I'm having trouble finding relatives of William Heels born approx. 1851, son of William Heels and Mary Room
William married, Naomi Tompkins on  24.10.1872, his profession is a Bricklayer and his Fathers a Tea Dealer.
I cant find any siblings or record of him really before on any censuses, I think the census could have been miss transcribed as I have found Heyles or Huds.
I would really like to go further back or find his family if any one could help as my grandmother Brenda was a Heels and id like to find her direct lineage.

#1603 Tom n Harry, 8 March 2013, 06:28

As far as I can see William is an only child.

1851 census living Edlesborough
William Heels head 34 Ag Lab Edlesborough.
Mary Heels wife 32 Straw Plaiter Edlesborough.

#1604 Tom n Harry, 8 March 2013, 06:31

1861 census Edlesborough Green.

William Eales head 45 Shepherd Edlesborough.
Mary Eales wife 42 Northall.
William Eales son 9 Scholar Eaton Bray.

#1605 Tom n Harry, 8 March 2013, 06:42

1871 census has Naomi living with William and Mary in Westernside Eaton Bray where Naomi is down as Neice.

William Jnr is lodging in Cowley/ Hillingdon in Middlesex with an Elizabeth Lucy age 74.
He is a Bricklayer and his name is transcribed as Halls on Ancestry.

#1606 Emma Barry , 8 March 2013, 08:03

Ok that's interesting, i think Elizabeth was his grandmother

not sure what where to gonow do I search Heels Eales or Halls, when it gets to things like this where you have multiple names how can I be sure there the actual peopl?
I suppose I can't be sure until I get certificates to prove it


#1607 Tom n Harry, 8 March 2013, 09:10

Searching for 1841 census but can find nothing on William in Edlesborough or Northall. Will try Eaton Bray later.
Family tree on Ancestry gives William with parents John Heyles born Edlesborough c1793 and Elizabeth Pettifer who married 21st January 1814 in Edlesborough.

#1608 Tom n Harry, 8 March 2013, 09:36

Tree gives children to William and Elizabeth as:

John Pettifer Heyles 1814
William Heyles 1817
Elizabeth Heyles 1821

All born Edlesborough.

#1609 Tom n Harry, 8 March 2013, 10:31

Think your best bet may be to contact Buckinghamshire Records Office in Aylesbury.
They should have BMDs for Edlesborough.

Have emailed you.

#1611 Charlotte Easter, 9 March 2013, 00:37

Edlesborough's baptisms and marriages are available on under the IGI. The info is also on I looked up and there was an Elizabeth in 1819 not 1821 and an Eliza in 1821 as Heles.

#2025 Jim Heels, 1 May 2014, 13:36

If you are still interested in Heels Family Tree, drop me a line.

#2181 Emma Barry , 29 October 2014, 21:42

had an update from some family member over the Heels in eaton bray. it relates to the Descendants of William Heels 1851.
its a document I got sent and in brackets next to his name it said (JOHN PETTEFORD3, JOHN2 HEYLES, THOMAS1)could these be the male line of his family?
I have had pettifer mention maybe down as petteford somewhere?

Jim, you said if I was still interested in then Heels to say, since receiving this document im even more interested as some of it also dates back along way and id like to validate it, thanks


#2369 Mark, 22 November 2015, 10:07

I am looking for info on the Heels family as my brother in law is a Heels.I do have William Heels born 1851 to John Petteford Heels and Martha Derby. Thank you.

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