THOMAS & NECKLEN ancestors
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THOMAS wives

Henry "of Glin" THOMAS of Newchurch c.1710 Glin/Glyn Farm Glin Farm, Newchurch

is at Newchurch.
Henry buried Newchurch 1756.

Unknown, perhaps Jane STEVENS married Newchurch 1734.

3 children: Elizabeth, John, William

Joseph NICKLEN of Fordingbridge, 1720-1773, married Mary PENNY in 1743 at Fordingbridge


Mary PENNY 1727,


John THOMAS baptised Newchurch Oct. 1739,

died & buried Llanishen 1796?

married Mary at Newchurch Feb 1765. 

4 children 1768-1785 at Newchurch.

daughter Elizabeth married Thomas MAYBURY, several generations of descendants

Esther  (Ester, Hester) NICKLAND of Fordingbridge 1757-1798, 2 sons before marrying  2nd cousin James NICKLAND,  buried Sopley HAM.

James NICKLAND of Cranborne 1750-1810, buried Sopley

Married Esther 1793 at Sopley


James THOMAS baptised April 1774 at  Newchurch, moved to Llanishen by 1794 ag. lab.,  by 1813 living at "Pool House",Pool House
buried 1851 at Llanvihangel-torymynydd

Elizabeth MICHAEL of Llanvihangel-torymynydd 1772-1852, married 1794 L-T, had 10 children including 3 sets of twins, 
buried L-T.

Second son Philip (3XG Uncle) 1797-1878 born & died at Llanvihangel-torymynydd.

Henry NICKLAND of Sopley, "spurious" 1782-1868, ag. lab.,buried Ripley.

(Also brother  Joseph NICKLAND c.1786-1857)

Jane HISCOCK of Sopley HAM, 1783-1829, married 1806 Sopley, buried Sopley.


John THOMAS (eldest child) baptised Mar. 1795 Llanvihangel torymynydd, labourer, by 1851 lived at "Great Pool" Llanishen,
 buried 1868 Llanishen St. Dennis plot A47.
John & Martha had 10 children
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Martha WALKER of Clevedon Somerset 1798-1888, married John 1818 Llanvihangel-torymynydd , buried Llanishen with John (St. Dennis plot A47).

(Martha's parents were from Rode in Somerset)

William NICKLAND of Sopley, 1813-1882, ag. lab.,married 1847 as NECKLEN, buried Winterborne Came, DOR.
(Headstone says WILLIAM NECKLEN)

Sons George 1848-1920 & Henry William 1851-1931 married and died in Sussex**

Jane HOOPER of Purbeck DOR, 1818-1905, married 1847 Winterborne Came, buried West Knighton D


John THOMAS (youngest child) born June 1838 at Llanvihangel, sawyer, migrated 1875 on "Merope" with 2 children to Timaru New Zealand, moved to Pleasant Point c.1880 died Nov.1919

Susannah CROSS (d/o William CROSS & Fanny nee BOND) of Great Cheverell Wiltshire 1837-1925, married Great Cheverell 1871, buried Pleasant Point N.Z.

Sussanah CROSS

William John NECKLEN of Poxwell DOR, 1841-1905, labourer, moved to Sussex, migrated 1875 on "Merope" to New Zealand. buried Timaru N.Z.

William John NECKLEN

Elizabeth Ann STAPLEY from Sedlescombe Sussex, 1849-1915, married 1868 Hollington Sussex.
Elizabeth Ann STAPLEY
William & Elizabeth had 5 children in UK plus 10 in New Zealand.

William Arthur THOMAS born Tony Pandy GLA 1874-1970 timber yard worker, buried Timaru N.Z.


1899 Timaru N.Z.

Elizabeth A NECKLEN of Hastings SSX, b.1872, signed NZ Woman's Suffrage petition 1893,  buried 1955 Timaru N.Z. Elizabeth was 1 of 15 children!

All 90+ NECKLENs born in New Zealand are descendants of William John.

** George & Henry Wm. had at least 50 NECKLEN descendants in England. I have met a few.
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