Pontings of Berkeley & Kensington, London
I have been researching my Ponting
Since this website was first published I have been in contact with a number of distant cousins, who have kindly allowed me to share their stories, which has added significantly to this site. Where information has come from others I have tried to give credit for this in the text. I am very happy for anyone to share information from this site, although an acknowledgement would be nice, and I would be very pleased to hear from anyone else interested in any aspect of this research, whether this is to share stories, correct errors or fill in gaps. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
When I first started writing up my family history I liked to include a reference to support every fact - birth, marriage, death, etc - but this quickly became cumbersome, so I have stopped doing this and have recently started deleting some of these early references. Today everyone is much more aware of the 'normal' sources of family history research, so, in future, I will only make reference to a source where a fact comes from somewhere unusual or I think may be in dispute.
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February 2022 - As much done on 1921 census until it becomes free!! More illustrations added to Chapter 5 - Ponting Brothers Ltd.
January 2022 - 1921 census released!! and also started work on Appendix O covering "Annie Jane Swanson formerly Pyne formerly Stroud nee Scott"' and her family. Not really sure why I hadn't looked at these before!!
December 2021 - Lots of further information and loads of photographs added to Appendix D - The children of James Merrett and Martha Ponting. Also a bit more information added to Vol. III - Appendix B - Keeley
June 2021 - Vol III - Appendix M - Wood has been expanded somewhat. Another interesting Barton/Wood connection uncovered.
May 2021 - Further information added to Vol. IV - Appendix H - Stranack including some interesting Belgium connections. Extracts from "Frant - a Parish History plus more added to Vol. III - Appendix I - Crowhurst. Plus some additions to Appendix H - The children of George Ponting & Hester Cullimore
January 2021 - Further information added to Vol. IV - Chapter 11 - about James Veness and Margaret Cornford, particularly about their children. Plus some updates to Chapter 12 - James William Veness and Charlotte Edith Pocock.
October 2020 - Further information relating to Hester Ponting, daughter of George Ponting and Hester Cullimore (Appendix H)
August 2020 - Google search bar added to homepage.
March 2020 - Further information and photos added to Ann Ashton nee Ponting and her descendants in "The children of William Ponting and Fanny Jones" (Appendix C)
January 2020 - Chapter 14 - "The children of Dudley and Grace Ponting" expanded to include photographs from Arthur's descendants and some of my family's personal memories.
June 2019 - Further information and photos of John Jones Ponting's children (Chapter 9) including "Aunty Sissie's journal"
April 2019 - Further information added relating to Frederick Hewitt Ponting, son of John Jones Ponting (Chapter 9).
May 2017 - Further information and photos posted relating to Mary Ponting Merrett and her children in "The children of James Merrett and Martha Ponting" (Appendix D). Further information and pictures of the Foxwells in "Jones of New Park" (Appendix K)
April 2017 - Further information and photos received relating to William Ponting and Jane Evans and their family in "Children of George Ponting and Hester Cullimore" (Appendix H)
March 2017 - Further photos added to many pages, particularly John Jones Ponting (Chapter 9), William Ponting (Chapter 10). Further information and photos received relating to Marion Jones Daniell and family - Children of William Ponting and Fanny Jones (Appendix C). Started work on Volume III (Barton) & Volume IV (Veness). Both still works in progress.
January 2017 - Website published. If you have read my earlier book, then lots more information relating to John Jones Ponting's children (Chapter 9), Dudley James Ponting (Chapter 13) and Grace Florence Pyne (Appendix N) than previously known.