John Twining1

ID#343, (between June 1848 and September 1848 - between January 1919 and March 1919)
FatherWilliam Twinning2 b. bet. 1811 - 1816, d. bet. Jan 1849 - Mar 1849
MotherCecilia Bray2 b. cir. 1814, d. aft. 1851
Relationship2nd great-grandfather of Peter Grainger
ChartsPeter's ancestors
     John Twining was born bet. Jun 1848 - Sep 1848 at Hanley Castle, Dist of Upton on Severn, Worcestershire, England.1,3 He married Elizabeth Ann Coleman bet. Jan 1870 - Mar 1870 reg. Dist of Wrexham, Denbighshire, Wales.1,4 John Twining died bet. Jan 1919 - Mar 1919 reg. Worcester, England.1,5
     He is possibly the one appearing with Lina (?) in 1851 at Hanley Castle, Worcestershire, England; BRAY: Lina head, widow 70 proprietor of houses & land b Welland, GLS; Dtr (TWYNING) Cecilia widow, 37 laundress, Son Edward 33 miller both b Stamford, GLS; Grdson John (TWYNING) 12 scholar b Hanley Castle, WOR.2
     John Twining appeared on the census of 1871 Hanley Castle, Dist of Upton on Severn, Worcestershire, with Elizabeth Ann Twining, enumerated as TWINING: John 22 gardener b Hanley Castle, Worcestershire; wife Elizabeth A 32 b Weston Subedge GLS; Son: Edward John 6 mos b Hanley Castle.6 As of 1881, John Twining was also known as John Twinning.7
     The census of 1881 showed John with his wife Elizabeth, their sons Edward, William, Henry and John at 9 Alma Lane, Claines, Worcester, England, enumerated as TWINNING: John 32 gardener b Hanley Castle, Worcester; wife Elizabeth Ann 40 b Weston Subedge; Children: Edward John 10, William Colman 9, Henry Llewellyn 7 all scholars, John 2 all b Hanley Castle.7
     The census of 1891 showed John with his wife Elizabeth, their son John at 5 Regent Pl, Par. of St Johns, Worcester, England, enumerated as TWINING: John 42 nursery gardener b Hanley Castle, Worcestershire; wife Elizth A 50 b ?Weston Sutedge? Gloucestershire; Son John 12 scholar b Hanley Castle.1


Elizabeth Ann Coleman (cir. 1841 - aft. 1891)
Marriage*John Twining married Elizabeth Ann Coleman bet. Jan 1870 - Mar 1870 Dist of Wrexham, Denbighshire.1,4 
  • Edward John Twinning7
  • William Colman Twinning7
  • Henry Llewellyn Twinning7
  • John Twyning1
Last Edited23 Jul 2009


  1. Census, Various, Par. St Johns, Sub Dist SW Worcester, RG12/2324 ED 5 F 81 Pg 39 Sched 310, hsehold of John & Elizth TWINING, extracted 20 Jul 2009.
  2. 1851 Census, Various, Hanley Castle, Dist of Upton on Severn, WOR HO107/2096 ED 2 F 25 Pg 12 Sched 57, hsehold of Lina BRAY, extracted 22 Jul 2009.
  3. Various, births deaths marriages, Birth 1848 Q3 John TWINING, reg. Upton on Severn, WOR 18/545, extracted 22 Jul 2009.
  4. Various, births deaths marriages, Marr. 1870 Q1 John TWINING & Elizabeth Ann COLEMAN, reg. Wrexham, DEN 11b/408, extracted 20 Jul 2009.
  5. Various, births deaths marriages, Dth 1919 Q1 John TWYNING, reg. Worcester, 6c/197, aged 69, extracted 20 Jul 2009.
  6. 1871 Census, Various, Hanley Castle, Par. of St Marys, Sub Dist Hanley, Dist Upton on Severn, WOR RG10/3053 ED 3 F 33 Pg 1 Sched 1, hsehold of John & Elizabeth A TWINING, extracted Jul 2009.
  7. 1881 Census, Various, Sub Dist Claines, Dist Worcester, RG11/2934 ED 15 F 68 Pg 9 Sched 39, hsehold of John & Elizabeth Ann TWINNING, extracted 20 Jul 2009.

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