TOMES of  WHITCHURCH

& LONG COMPTON

 History of a Tomes family in the North Cotswolds  in the C17th, C18th and C19th. 

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On the 27th of November 1773 Richard Tomes and Hannah Bromley were married in the parish church of Alderminster,  seven miles south-east of Stratford on Avon in the county of Warwickshire. They had six sons and one daughter, all baptised at the church of St. Mary's in nearby  Whitchurch.  This is the story of the search for Richard's origins and of the lives and times of the family.  

The Search for Richard 

Richard and Hannah

Long Compton

                                                                                               

                                                                                                                    

                                                                                     

                                                                                                

 

 

Appendices

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 Resources and Links

                                                                                       St. Mary's Church

Whitchurch Marriages                                                                   

Whitchurch Censuses                                                                       

Cotswold Genealogy

Tomes.Co.UK

 The Blooms at Whitchurch                                                                    

                                       

 

The simple Norman arch doorway of St Mary's church.  Parts of the building pre-date the Norman Conquest and Whitchurch appears in the Doomsday book. A William Thommes was rector here in 1462. The first Tomes parish register entry is for the birth of Martha, daughter of Richard and Elinor Toms in 1686.  

 

                                                                                                     

 

 

           

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

   

 

More details about St. Mary's and other Warwickshire churches can be found at:                            http://www.crsbi.ac.uk/crsbi/frwasites.html

A work in progress.

Comments and Queries to:  barrytomes@yahoo.co.uk                31.12.2007