Wedding of Let and Percy


Wedding of parents,

Peggy and Norman


A Tome inside Bath Abbey


Merchant Navy War Memorial


Golden Hinde, London


Olympic Torch carrier running through Sutton 2012


Temple Bar Memorial


HRH Queen Elizabeth II in Epsom


Railway Permanent Way (Track) workers

at London Bridge remodelling


Golden Anniversary

Peter and Gloria 2009

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The Tilley family migration


The Tilley's of the New Forest

Lets start our story with John Tilley born in the 1600's in the New Forest.

This is the earliest Tilley I have found in this branch of my Family Tree.

From here we can explore how his descendants have moved from a small village in Hampshire, England, around the world.

Article restructured in Feb 2022 to aid readability. Part of this was done with articles within articles.

Click to see a heat map of the Sopley One Place Study, which was commenced to aid this story, and resolve some of the Tilley's mysteries.

One Place Study of Sopley Heat Map of the World Feb 2022

Zooming in to the hottest part of the heat map, Great Britian.

One Place Study of Sopley Heat Map of Great Britain Feb 2022

Click to see the latest version of this heat map of the Sopley One Place Study, how it has progressed from February 2022 when the above screenshots were taken.


Pick a centaury and read about the Tilley's and the history around them. When there are tabs, it works as all the way to the bottom, including additional tabs, before going right to the next tab. Down, then across. 


Brief History of Hampshire

During the period of Anglo-Saxon settlement, modern Hampshire and the Isle of Wight were occupied by Jutish tribes – a people separate initially from the Saxons and Angles. Jutes founded kingdoms known as Wihtwara (Wight), Meonwara (Meon Valley) and Ytene (in an area similar to the later site of the New Forest). According to St Bede, however, the Jutes were conquered by the surrounding Saxon kingdoms during the 7th Century. Hamtunscīr (after Hamtun, the original name of Southampton) was one of the first Saxon shires to be recorded, in 755.

For two centuries Hampshire represented the western frontier of Saxon England, as the Britons fought off advances into Dorset and Somerset. After the Saxons advanced west Hampshire became the centre of the Kingdom of Wessex, and many Saxon kings are buried at Winchester. A statue in Winchester celebrates the powerful King Alfred, who stabilised the region in the 9th century.

After the Norman Conquest the county was favoured by Norman kings who established the New Forest as a hunting forest. The county was recorded in the Domesday Book divided into 44 hundreds. These later consolidated to 37. These were Alton, Andover, Barmanstip, Barton Stacy, Basingstoke, Bedbridge, Bondsborough, Bosmere, Buddlesgate, Christchurch, Chutely, Crondall, East Meon, Evinger, Fawley, Finchdean, Fordingbridge, Hambledon, Heling, Holdsett, King's Somborne, Kingsclear, Mansbridge, Meanstoke, Micheldever, New Forest, Odiham, Overton, Pastrow, Portsdown, Ringwood, Shelbourn, Sutton, Thorngate, Titchfield, Waltham and Wherwell. Sopley was in the Christchurch Hundred from this 1832 Boundary Map. Another useful Boundary Map updated up to 11/12/1899 is found here, zoom in to find Christchurch, and then Sopley.









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