Uglow Family History

Introduction

Home Page Origins of name Where do you find us?
Devon and Cornwall parishes Elsewhere in the UK Some emigrant stories
Roll of Honour A-Z index of names Uglow researchers

 

 

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(taken by Sheila Blige in the UK somewhere)

    Welcome - this is a site devoted to the Uglow name in the UK. It aims to trace the development of the Uglow family since the 16th century. There are over 2500 individuals identified on the database - that is only those with the surname Uglow. Eventually the objective is to enable the 150+ Uglows who live in the UK to track their ancestors back to their roots in north east Cornwall. Much of the credit for the information here must go to John 1921 of Thorverton, Devon, Bill of Lincoln, Tony Rivett of Birmingham and the other researchers mentioned below and less to me, Steve 1947.

  • Congratulations to Harry Uglow 1996 - in August 2012, Harry from Botley became the youngest person to row single-handed across the Channel from Folkestone to Sangatte in aid of the Make A Wish Foundation who supported his brother, Ollie. For photos, go to his Facebook page but plenty of press coverage
  • Are you a descendant of Captain Alfred Matthews Uglow, of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary?



    If so, the RFA historian, Chris White, would dearly like to talk to you and get some further details about Alfred. Contact me for Chris's details

  • Very sadly there have been several deaths in the last 12 months:
    • John Ronald Uglow, born in 1930. A sailor and later a grocer, John died in Dundee on 2nd February 2011
    • Alan Uglow, the artist, died in New York on 20th January 2011. There is an obituary in the New York Times
    • Mervyn Vosper (1928) died in April 2010, aged 81. From 1967, he taught at his old school,   Launceston College. For the last 43 years of his life he lived in the St. Stephens area of Launceston and his ashes are buried in St. Stephens chuchyard
    • John Jolliffe 1922 died in June 2010 in Whitstone
    • Ralph Joseph 1930 died in July 2010
    • Elizabeth Joan (nee Preston), wife of William David 1931 died in Callington in April 2010
  • Uglows of Chingford, an independent soft furnishing store, closed after 100 years of trading, in July 2010

  • Congratulations to the most recent arrivals:

  • Congratulations to our most recent married couple - Timothy John 1982 who married Myfanwy Walters in St Endelion in August 2010.

  • Everyone interested in Uglow family history will be sad to hear of the death of Bill Uglow who died on 13th March 2008. An architect, he worked in Cornwall for many years before moving to Lincoln. Jenny and I met him and Brenda for the first time last year and had a lovely morning with them - a caring and interesting man. He was a meticulous researcher and has provided much of the information on this website. Our condolences to Brenda and to Susan, Graham and Darryl.

  • Very sadly this follows the death of John Uglow (1921-2007) who died peacefully in Thorverton on 17th September 2007, surrounded by his family. John was an electrician by trade but also a talented motor cyclist, having raced grass track on two and three wheels solo from 1937 to 1960 and sidecar from then on. He dedicated a lot of time to his family history and much of the impetus for this site came from his work. Our condolences to Barbara and his family

  • One exciting development is the discovery of a holder of the Victoria Cross - you can read the story of James Henry Finn, son of Mary Baxter Uglow 1873

    As the research has proceeded, there is more data about living people.  The policy is to display only the basic information in these cases - name, age and place of birth but normally not where people live or work. Some business Uglows are happy to allow more information and that's fine by me - just let me know. But if any person objects to personal information about themselves being displayed, please let me know as soon as possible. It will be removed forthwith.

    It concentrates on the UK although there is a page on emigration which should help other family historians in the USA, Australia or New Zealand. 

    I've now registered the domain name www.uglow.co.uk which will take you to this page. The new domain name means that I am able to be steve@uglow.co.uk. I can probably arrange this email address for any other Uglows that would like their own personalised number plate. 

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