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 included a reference to support every fact - birth, marriage, death, etc. - but this quickly became cumbersome, so I 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 now only make reference to a source where a fact comes from somewhere unusual, or I think may be in dispute.
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Chapter 2 - William Ponting (15/5/1740 - 31/3/1800) & Mary Pearce
Chapter 3 - Henry Ponting (18/4/1785 - 14/10/1854) & Hester Wetmore
Chapter 4 - Henry Ponting (26/3/1810 - 8/2/1851) & Jane Jones
Chapter 5 - Ponting Brothers Ltd
Chapter 6 - Thomas Hewett Ponting (2/2/1840 - 17/2/1915)
Chapter 7 - Mary Jane Finemore nee Ponting (11/2/1841 - 14/8/1919)
Chapter 8 - Susanna Love nee Ponting (9/3/1842 - 17/6/1932)
Chapter 9 - John Jones Ponting (10/4/1843 - 20/9/1910)
Chapter 10 - William Ponting (1844 - 26/10/1898) & Emily Maria Snell
Chapter 11 - Sydney Ponting (11/5/1847 - 18/8/1891)
Chapter 12 - Ashfield Ann Beardsworth nee Ponting (12/5/1848 - 18/6/1881)
Chapter 13 - Dudley James Ponting (15/6/1879 - 10/11/1944) & Grace Florence Pyne
Appendix A - The children of William Cox & Sarah Ponting
Appendix B - The children of John Hale & Mary Ponting
Appendix C - The children of William Ponting & Fanny Jones
Appendix D - The children of James Merrett & Martha Ponting
Appendix E - The children of William Baker & Hester Ponting
Appendix F - The children of William Wetmore & Ann Ponting
Appendix G - The children of Charles Ponting & Mary Pearce
Appendix H - The children of George Ponting & Hester Cullimore
Appendix J - The children of Charles Ponting & Sarah Hooper
Appendix K - Jones of New Park
Appendix M - Snell of Warborough and London
Appendix O - Scott's of London
Volume III - Barton
Chapter 1 - The Early Generations
Chapter 2 - John Barton & Catherine Keeley
Chapter 3 - James Barton & Orpha Crowhurst
Chapter 4 - John Henry Barton & Caroline Wood
Chapter 5 - James Richard Barton & Gracie Joan Ponting
Appendix A - The descendants of Jenny Sweetnam nee Barton
Appendix C - The children of Stephen Catt & Ann Barton
Appendix D - The children of James Catt & Hannah Barton
Appendix E - The children of John Barton & Elinor Crowhurst
Appendix F - The children of Thomas Barton & Elendor Tedham
Appendix G - The children of Peter Bourner & Sarah Barton
Appendix H - The children of William Unsted & Jane Barton
Appendix J - The children of John Reed & Jane Barton
Appendix K - The children of William Frederick Jarman & Dorcus Barton
Appendix L - The children of William Elphick & Rhoda Barton
Appendix N - The children of John Henry Barton & Caroline Wood
Volume IV - Veness
Chapter 1 - Veness - the origin of the surname
Chapter 2 - Thomas Venice & Elizabeth Card
Chapter 3 - Joseph Venes & Sarah Burchett
Chapter 4 - Joseph Veness & Fanny Hook
Chapter 6 - George Veness & Mary Weller/Emily Cornford
Chapter 7 - Mary Billeness nee Veness
Chapter 8 - Jonathan Veness & Mary Deness
Chapter 9 - William Veness & Sarah Martin
Chapter 10 - Thomas Veness & Sarah Fairburn
Chapter 11 - James Veness & Mary Cornford
Chapter 13 - William Douglas Veness & Alice Emma Stranack
April 2023 - Further pictures and details added from books found at my parents house. See Dudley James Ponting (Chapter 13), Snell of Warborough & London (Appendix M), James Richard Barton & Gracie Joan Ponting (Vol III - Chapter 5) & James William Veness & Charlotte Edith Pocock (Vol IV - Chapter 12)
November 2022 - Further details of my grandfather James Richard Barton's service in World War I and my father's National Service added to Vol. III - Chapter 5
November 2022 - Some interesting detail of Frank Love's 1st World War record added to Chapter 8 - Susanna Love nee Ponting.
June 2022 - A lot of Sussex parish registers have now been scanned into Ancestry.co,uk, and so there have been some significant updates to the notes on my Sussex relations (and some errors corrected on more distant relations!!)
February 2022 - As much done as reasonable on the 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 this in detail 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.
November 2020 - Volume III - Barton has gone through major re-organization. Hopefully all parts "make sense" and links now work correctly.
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).
June 2017 - Further information added relating to Hermina Ponting, Iris Ponting, grandchildren of John Jones Ponting (Chapter 9). Finished (for now) Volume III (Barton) & Volume IV (Veness)
May 2017 - Further information and photos posted relating to Mary Ponting Merrett and her children in "Children of James Merrett and Martha Ponting" (Appendix D). Further information and pictures of the Foxwell's 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 you will find 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. If you are new to my research, then hopefully you will find it useful.