OLD LETCHWORTH VILLAGE

the tufnells

By Colin Tufnell

I have joined this site as i have visited letchworth a couple of times and stayed at letchworth hall hotel once and will do so again.From 1700-1900 the tufnells were a big part of the local area ,mainly agriculture workers but a couple worked for rev john allington and the rev even married a second time to a straw plaiter called elizabeth tufnell,my great great great great aunt.she is the only tufnell with a gravestone in st.mary the virgin cemetary.in 1851 there were 100approx people in village,half almost were tufnells,although by 1901 there were no tufnells as the garden city cleared them out. most moved to nearby villages and hitchin.i come from fleet hampshire but my grandad william was born in letchworth and wound up in 1910 inmidhurst sussex where my dad was born and he and my mum moved to tongham,surrey in 1941 which is where i was born.will add pics eventually.

This page was added on 04/04/2014.

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  • Just found this page, Elizabeth Tufnell who married the Mad Vicar is part of my family tree, My mother was a Tufnell

    By Pat Reynolds (29/01/2019)
  • This is too funny, my bio mothers name is Letchworth and have been trying to doing a genealogy search to find out about my family

    By John Tugwell (05/03/2018)

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