The Winney Family

Copyright Carol Baxter 2012
Prepared for Jeanette Bradley (nee Winney)

Generation 1: Thomas Winney and Elizabeth Higgs

On 27 September 1724, Thomas Winney married Elizabeth Higgs at St Leonard's Church of England in Sunningwell, Berkshire (now in Oxfordshire), an ostentatious church dating from the fifteenth century, which lies some seven kilometres south-west of Oxford.[1]

They had a son, James, born around 1730 (see below). James was a resident of the town of Wantage, which lies fifteen kilometres southwest of Sunningwell, at the time of his marriage in 1763.[2]

Nothing further is known about this first-known Winney family.

St Leonard's Church, Sunningwell, Berkshire. Copyright Michael Ford

St Leonard's Church, Sunningwell, Berkshire. Copyright Michael Ford