INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the WHEATON Web page. 

    I married a WHEATON in 1960 but did not begin researching the name until 1983. Within a couple of years we had traced our WHEATON line back to the marriage of a Thomas WHEATON in 1726 in the village of Hilton in Huntingdonshire.

And we are still at the same point thirty years later!  And now there is the WHEATON DNA PROJECT! It turns out that Thomas was probably a WETTON connected to the families of that name from Staffordshire!
 

Although we have linked together nearly all the WHEATONs who have lived in Huntingdonshire and Cambridgeshire since 1726 we have discovered that Thomas and his ancestors did not originate in either of the two counties. In an endeavour to find where Thomas was born a start was made on collecting information from other counties as well as making contact with WHEATON researchers on other Continents. The hope was that information from somewhere, or from someone, would provide a clue as to the origins of our WHEATON line. In a further attempt to make contact with other people researching this name, WHEATON was registered for many years with the Guild of One Name Studies.

The setting up of this site in November 2000 was undertaken with the idea of making contact with the person who held the clue to the information for which we were searching. This has not happened!

However, since setting up the site I have been sent details of many different WHEATON families. I have endeavoured to include such information on the website. If you find your family on the site, please contact me so that, if possible, I can put you in touch with the person who sent the information Or you can go to the E-MAIL CONTACT ADDRESSES page where you may find the name of the person who contributed their WHEATON information to the site.  You can then made a direct contact, but I trust you will still send me the details of your WHEATON family.

The information on the following pages is for WHEATON researchers to use. However, if you have a WHEATON in your family, even just one WHEATON, please do contact me. You never know, your information may just be the clue I need to find the birthplace of my Thomas.

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Jean K WHEATON
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20 January 2016