Faulder Family Genealogy

12 October, 2016

Are We Related: Willett

Filed under: Uncategorized — David @ 3:29 pm

The purpose of this post is to collate comments of a “Are We Related .. to the Willett family (as detailed on this blog)”. This is one of a group of pages collating “Are we related” type comments, which are intended to either:

  • document how we are in fact related, or
  • collate remarks about non-relations to act as a point of reference for other families which may, in this case, share the Willett surname.

Where comments have been moved from another post I have inserted a reference to the original post. I have also inserted a summary and link to any work I have done on the suggested relationships.

9 Comments »

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    I happened across your family tree of Josiah Box and Elizabeth Stiles when researching my Kreamer family line (my father’s line) and was amazed to discover a link to the Willett family (my mother’s line) – still need to see whether it is the same families and where the link occurs if there is one but thank you for publishing the tree 🙂


    A possible double relationship!

    Comment by Eve Thirkle — 10 November, 2010 @ 9:54 pm

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    My father, Mr Arthur Lawrence Clifford was born in Raynes Park Wimbledon in 1909. He maintained, that William Willets was an uncle, and told of his daylight saving proposals. He took us to Chislehusrt in 1960’s when we were children, I would be interested what relationship there was, and if anyone could find out what it was between Clifford and Willets, Corrigan was a name late 19th from Cork, they left Ireland in 1900’s. Mr Clifford family were burried in Battersea, Richard Clifford was in the navy, living in Sloane Square, Chelsea, Don’t know who his wife was or his father or mother was, If anyone has any information on the extended Willets family that would be of great interest. Any one got any ideas ?

    Comment by Noel Clifford — 14 May, 2011 @ 7:22 pm

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    Amazing. My partner is Ashley Willett, daughter of Ian Willett who is the son of Frank Willett. Frank, who is now in his 90s talks of his grandfather William Willett, hence it brought me here. Is there a family tree that takes us to today? I would be very interested.

    Thanks

    Comment by Dean waddell — 29 March, 2015 @ 9:53 pm

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    My mother’s maiden name is Willett, her father Edward Willett I do believe is William Willett’s nephew and William Willett the elder’s grandson.

    I was always told as a child by my grandfather that his father’s family were builders. My grandfather spent the first few years of his life in Hendon in a large house where his older sisters had a governess. My great grandfather John Willett suddenly disappeared when my grandfather was a small child and rumour has it that he committed suicide by throwing himself in the Thames, leaving my great grandmother and 15 children destitute as he had spent his entire fortune, hence the suicide.

    I have recently been reading about William Willett and his father William Willett the elder and finding it so interesting. The strangest thing is William Willett the elder, the founder of Willett builders was born in Colchester and his parents were Innkeepers there.

    My family are all from London, but in 1957 my grandfather Edward Willett and my grandmother Beat Willett moved from Romford, where I was born and became Landlords of a public house In Colchester where they remained ’til they died. I came up to live in Colchester when I was 21 and am still living there now.

    Now here’s the really odd part! Up until two days ago while researching Willett Builders I had no idea that William Willett the elder was born in Colchester and that his parents were Innkeepers, the public house in question The Queens Head no longer exists, apart from the builders it has ironically now become an estate agents and is literally up the road from where I live!


    My attempts to research a relationship between these two lines of Willetts are so far unsuccessful.

    Comment by Jacqueline Turnbull — 22 April, 2015 @ 11:30 pm

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    I believe that Everard Willett born 1804 is my great great great grandfather as my grandfather Edward Hersant Willett was second cousin to William Willett of Daylight saving fame. My great grandfather was John Thomas Willett b 1865 and his father was John Willett. I am trying to piece it altogether but finding it very confusing.

    I live close by to the grave of Joseph Willett In St Andrews Church Colchester, but didn’t move here ’til 1984 not realising until a short while ago that the Willett family had roots here, I am originally from Romford and always thought that my mother’s side of the Family the Willetts were from London, my grandfather was born in Hendon.


    My attempts to research a relationship between these two lines of Willetts are so far unsuccessful.

    Comment by Jacqueline Turnbull — 26 April, 2015 @ 10:54 pm

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    Hi My grandmother always said that her great great grandfather was William Willett – Daylight saving .
    She was born in Guildford to Ellen Good and William Willett in 1899 She was called Elsie Willett and lived in a house with Nellie Willett and Frederic Willett. I am trying to find out the conection to the Willetts from Farnham Surrey

    Comment by lucy Rogers — 25 May, 2015 @ 8:54 am

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    This is spooky…
    I’m also a relative to Chris Martin and William Willett…
    the same information you guys have been told from your family was said to our side…
    our family also from London (Wimbledon)
    We are still piecing all the information together. There is a good chance we are related somewhere!!

    Comment by stephen willett — 10 March, 2016 @ 6:48 pm

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    Edward Hersant Willett was my great uncle. He was my grandmother’s (Gladys Taylor nee Willett) youngest brother. He operated the “Newmarket Tavern” (now gone) in Colchester. Eddie and Beat took over the pub from Harry Taylor who was the eldest son of Gladys Taylor and the brother of my mother, Janette Noack nee Taylor. Harry and Bette Taylor then took over the the “Flying Fox” (now gone) on Harwich Road. I have many fond memories of the “Newmarket” and the “Fox”.


    My attempts to research a relationship between these two lines of Willetts are so far unsuccessful.

    Comment by Roger Noack — 11 October, 2016 @ 7:39 pm

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