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The Eagle Family from Walton-upon-Thames Eagle in Flight

A significant flight of Eagles has been discovered in Surrey which are descended from a Howard/Eagle marriage dating back to 1860.

Jane Howard [P51] daughter of James Howard [P13] and Jane Stone [P14] was born on the 29th December 1835 at Weston Green, Thames Ditton, Surrey and married William Eagle [P145] on the 27th May 1860 at the Parish Church of Esher, Surrey. William was one of at least three children born to Thomas Eagle and Rachel George who were married on 27 Feb 1831 at Sunbury-on-Thames. Sadly, to date, little is known of this family prior to 1831 and further research is required to establish the origins of this Eagle family.

William Eagle was baptised at Walton-upon-Thames, Surrey in 1834, which remains to this day, home to some of the descendants of this Eagle family. William Eagle was a Carpenter, having been indentured to James Tickner of Esher as an apprentice Carpenter on the 16th April 1855. William's father, Thomas must have died relatively young, as by 1851, Rachel Eagle with Betsey and John Eagle were living at Esher, Surrey, Rachel is noted as a widow.

William and Jane Eagle were to have a large family of ten children, Thomas George Eagle [P189] born 28 May 1860 - in the nick of time one could say at East Mosley, Surrey; Rachel Eagle [P190], born 24th November 1862 at Hornsey, Middlesex; Ada Ellen Eagle [P191], born 16th January 1864 at Forest Hill, Kent; Rhoda Emma Eagle [P192], born 11th January 1866 again at Forest Hill Kent; Ann Elizabeth Eagle [P193] born on the 3 August 1868 also at Forest Hill, Kent; Olive Betsey Eagle [P163] born on the 20th November 1870 at Hersham, Surrey, James William Eagle [P214], born 1 October 1872 at Walton-upon-Thames, Surrey; Ethel May Eagle [P164] born 27th November 1875; Beatrice Mini Eagle [P165] born 15 December 1878 and finally Kate Amelia Eagle [P215] who was baptised on 7th February 1886 at St. Peters Church, Hersham and who died in infancy. Kate Amelia Eagle was buried at St. Peters on the 31 March 1888, aged 2 years.

The descendants of Thomas George, Ethel May and Beatrice Mini have been traced to date leaving much scope for the future. In 2001 I was bale to track down the marriages of other members of this family but am still waiting for the lucky break that will open up this branch of the tree for further investigation.  Those families traced include a family living in Australia and is one of two extended families now firmly routed in that country. For further details of this family click on the button marked

Thomas George Eagle (1860 - 19??)

Thomas George Eagle [P189], eldest son of William and Jane Eagle was born at East Molsey in 1860, and was to marry Kate Franks [P216] on 30th June 1887 at St. Nicholas Parish Church, Islington, Middx. Kate Franks was the daughter of George Franks, a policeman b. Woking, Surrey 1832 and Mary Ann Lemon, b. West Clandon, Surrey 1836. Thomas and Kate were to have three children, William George Eagle [P217], born 27 April 1887 at Hersham, Surrey; Grace Edith Winifred Eagle, [P218] born 26 June 1890 and Walter Lewis Eagle [P219] born 30 December 1892 also at Hersham, Surrey.

Rachel Jane Eagle (1862 - 19??)

Rachel Jane Eagle [P190], is the eldest daughter of William and Jane Eagle and was born at Hornsey, Middlesex  in 1862. She married Harry Williams [P860] on 14th December 1890 at Holy Trinity Church, Wimbledon, Surrey. They had at least one son, Robert W. Williams, recorded as 5 years old in the 1901 Census and living at 94 Portland Avenue, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, although Rachel was not listed in the 1901 census - interestingly, Ethel May Davies and her daughter Gladys Davies were!

Ada Ellen Eagle (1864-19??)

Ada Ellen Eagle [P191], is the second daughter of William and Jane Eagle and was born at Forest Hill, Kent in 1864. She married Charles Robert Prictor MIFFLING [P856] on 19th September 1896 at Registrar's Office, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey. They had at least three children:

Ethel May Eagle (1875 - 1947)

Ethel May Eagle [P164] was born in 1864 and married Richard Albert Davies [P241]. Their only daughter, Gladys Ethel Davies [P240] married her first cousin, Walter Lewis Eagle [P219] on 29 June 1922 at St. Paul's Church, Hounslow Heath, Middx. and had issue.

Rhoda Emma EAGLE (1866-19??)

Rhoda Emma Eagle [P192] was born in 1866 and married William John Simmonds [P384] on 13 Jun 1914 at St Andrew's Church, Surbiton, Surrey.  According to Eagle family sources, Rhoda is thought to have re-married at least once and is thought to have at least one daughter living in the midlands c. 1940.

Olive Betsey Eagle (1870-19??)

Olive Betsey Eagle [P163] married Edward John Parker [P861] on 10 Sep 1910 at St. Peters Parish Church, Norbiton, Surrey.  Little else is known of this family..

Beatrice Minni Eagle (1878 - 1947)

Beatrice Mini Eagle [P165], youngest surviving child of the William/Jane Eagle marriage of 1860, married William Arthur Booth [P255], a master carpenter, circa 1910 and had issue.


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