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Query by mlskinner

My mother's maiden name is THOMBS, pronounced: Toms.
Her father came from Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England in 1904.
Four brothers came together and settled in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
They started a business, THOMBS Brothers'Builders. The names were Alfred, Albert (Tiny), Edwin, Horace THOMBS.
I think the family name THOMBS originally comes from Wales, but I can't prove it. I know that my grandfather, Ewin James THOMBS married a woman named Charlotte Anne Clayton. Clayton is a Welsh name.
I anyone has any information about the name THOMBS or is related to a THOMBS from this family branch, please contact me.

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on 2011-01-29 17:39:24

mlskinner has been a Family Tree Circles member since Jan 2011. is researching the following names: SKINNER, THOMBS.

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by edmondsallan on 2011-01-29 19:45:23

Hello miskinner- My middle name is Clayton from my mothers side . I have taken some notes from our Personnal family Books ( which cannot be released publicly under family aggreement ) How ever I thought you may wish to peruse the following > My mother was from a line of direct descent back to before 1030 AD .which has all been documented in our family books .all has been proven = Here are some briefings'
Our family name of clayton started to be documated from 1030 AD .When a " Hugh Leofine Caudebec of Normandie -France changed his name to
" Clayton " His wifes mother was A " De Clayton " who had huge real estates in france . They would not give permissionto marry their daughter who would one day inherit everything as she was the only child unless the married Sur name could by law be " De Clayton " Naturally to inherit such wealth . " Hugh Leofine caudebec " ( a wealthy person in his own right )Changed his name by law - The mother inlaw in doing so had saved the extinction of the " Clayton " name - from this point on " Robert de Clayton " the eldest son of the newly weds & grandson tohis mother inlaw eventually inherited all . He came to england with Wiliam the Conquer and helped capture " Britian " he died in 1100 AD in Shropshire. Eng William allocatted him wealth and estates for his assistance . His eldest son " william " -b- 1060 AD
in Rhuddlan -Wales -m- Mary Hyde in 1079- He died in 1141 AD ( age 81 ) in the battle at Leyland - Lancashire Eng ' All Claytons came from this source . I did a survey in 2000 AD which may be of interest. up to that date - over 260,births - 220,00 marriages - 2.37 children brn every day to a clayton . . The story is long _ some 450 pages of detail .The british museum has records of our ancestors explorers - Pat Clayton - in africa who took the first old Ford TS ( 4 in number ) from capetown to Cairo Egypt -was a great friend of the pasha in Instanbul We have Brigadier generals - _ A Richard Clayton - was chief justice of Ireland in 1765 . My decendencey comes thro Ireland
Wexford as well as britian - france > Their are many off shoots of the family line , however they all started from the one source as mentioned . I have to stop here before I incurr the wrath of the family watch dogs > I am the keep of the family records . I hope this may assist you in your research and I apologize for not being able at tis stage

by edmondsallan on 2011-01-29 19:51:13

hello _ sorry miskinner - pressed the wrong button - to continue -should read - ---> at this stage i am unable to answer any questions - only advise . Regards edmondsallan

by mlskinner on 2011-01-29 23:21:07

Thank you so much for your response. This is very interesting to me because I am also a descendent of a family named COMYNS who was part of the migration with William the Conqueror in 1066. It of course was DeComyns and the family was very involved with the power behind the throne of Scotland in the 12th and 13th century. Robert the Bruce murdered the Red Comyns at Greyfriar's Church in Dumfries as he was afraid he would lose his bid for the throne of Scotland to him.
At that point he ordered all the Comyns slaughtered and those who weren't murdered by 'The Bruce' ended up as landed gentry in northern England under the protection of King Edward I, the 'hammer of the Scots'. I have written a paper on this family which has been published on several websites and in a Scottish periodical that is no longer in existence.
I am 73 years old and my parents are deceased, but my mother would have been very interested in knowing of the origin of the CLAYTON branch of the family. CLAYTON is on her father's side and Comyns is on her mother's side.
My parents were the same. They had no idea that both of their families had parallelled each other down throught the years. I have my father's side of the family very well documented, however my mother's family is elusive, just for the same reason you are stating here about your family. It is too bad, it is the old English order of things, I never quite understood, but it is quite an interesting research and I find it very fascinating.
I was in UK in 2000 for 2 months and did some research when I was there. I do still have cousins in England whom I spent time with.
I reached a dead end and ran out of time, so my cousin has been trying to piece together what she can of the family. I am just now starting to get into the THOMBS/CLAYTON family.
Thank you so much for your information. It is very interesting. I will keep trying to find the path they took before coming to this part of the world.
If you find any information you 'can' pass along, I will be very grateful.
Marlene in Ohio, USA

by lincbink on 2014-07-10 14:06:37

Edmonds all on

My husband line is a direct line back Hugh. Our last name is Clayton. I have a record of an Leofwine born 980 in Normandy France and dying 1025 in Caudebec, Seine Martine, Haute - Normandie, France. I have him listed as Hugh ' s father and then an Aelfeat (b. 950-980) as father of Leofwine. I am stumped there. Do you know if this might be listed in your families book? WouldWould be allowed to confirm this info or even better add to it? I would love to keep going back in time on this tree, but I'm afraid I have hit a wall. Thank you.


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