TINGLES of Cinderford in local papers, TEAGUE iron link ? (General)

by Jefff @, West London, Middlesex, Friday, January 29, 2016, 19:58 (3035 days ago) @ Mike Pinchin

Thanks Mike, you're a star !

Searching the BNA site gives this story which nicely fits his Marriage in 1911, hopefully more to follow;

"An old and respected member of the Bath Police is retiring on pension after 27 years' service — P.C. Gilson. For several years past he has been a houseman at the central station. The vacancy was filled to-day by the appointment of Sidney E. Tingle, Cinderford man."

Bath Chronicle & Weekly Gazette - Thursday 5 May 1910

Oddly I cannot find any other references to Sydney, or Edmund, especially his death.


Also found adverts around the 1910-1917 time for Tingle Brothers of Cinderford, who were clearly an engineering/foundry business. It seems they were doing well as were advertising for good staff.

I suspect this is the company's owner; an article in Gloucester Journal of Saturday 14 July 1917 describes Mr A.E. Tingle of Cinderford presiding at a meeting of the Technical Committee at Lydney Institute.

Another article in Glos Chronicle of Saturday 18 March 1916 describing a meeting of the East Dean Urban District Council states Mr A.E. Tingle is Chairman of the Water Committee. They also discuss a claim by Mr A.S.Chew of Steam Mills wrt his traction engine, and the council's Road Surveyor is a Mr A.E.Teague - see below wrt these names..

Other articles show Mr A.E. Tingle was on the Westbury Board of Guardians, clearly he was held in some regard locally.

As a mechanical engineer myself, born near Bilson Green and a St Stephens churchgoer too, this family interests me !

From this site;
Record_ID: 24948
Entry_Number: 10
Year: 1891
Month: Jul
Day: 13
Grooms_Surname: TINGLE
Grooms_Forenames: Alfred Elam
Grooms_Age: 26
Groom_Condition: Bachelor
Grooms_Occupation: Engineer
Grooms_Residence: Bilson Green Cinderford
Grooms_Fathers_Surname: Tingle
Grooms_Fathers_Forenames: Joseph
Grooms_Fathers_Occupation: Engineer
Brides_Surname: DUBBERLEY
Brides_Forenames: Rose Agnes Rudge
Brides_Age: 20
Brides_Condition: Spinster
Brides_Residence: Bilson Green Cinderford
Brides_Fathers_Surname: Dubberley
Brides_Fathers_Forenames: James
Brides_Fathers_Forenames: James
Brides_Fathers_Occupation: Collier
Licence_or_Banns: Banns
Date_of_Banns: [not stated]
Signature_or_Mark: Both sign
Witness_1: Samuel George Moore
Witness_2: Jane Moore
Officiating_Minister: J. F. Young Rector of Kingswood
Event: Marriage
Register_Reference: P85/2 1N 1/6
Page_Number: 5
Parish_Chapel: Cinderford St Stephen
Soundex_Groom: T524
Soundex_Bride: D164

(Is father Joseph the same as the "Iron founder of Bilson Woodside" listed here ?)

GlosBMD Birth Details

Child Surname Child Forename Father Surname Mother Surname Mother's Former Name Year District Office Register Entry
TINGLE Alfred Elam TINGLE TINGLE TEAGUE 1863 Forest of Dean Westbury on Severn, Newnham 24 167

FreeBMD Death

Surname Given Name Age District
Deaths Dec 1949
Tingle Alfred E. 86 F.of Dean

I wonder if his Teague mother was linked to the illustrious iron founder James Teague of Whitecliff and Moses (his son?) of Darkhill fame ?

I don't know(yet) for sure but it seems likely the Whitecliff Teagues are linked to this later business on the outskirts of Cinderford; Teague and Chew Iron Foundry, Steam Mills, c1950.


Well, it does look like the Steam Mills Teagues are linked to James, as this Directory from 1902 includes these entries;

TEAGUE Moses Edward, Steam Mills (Private Residents)

TEAGUE, CHEW & FLEMING, engineers & millwrights (Commercial)

TINGLE BROS., iron founders & engineers (Commercial)

This 1894 Directory carries similar entries

I wonder if Moses Edward is a descendant of Moses of Darkhill fame ?.

From this site;
Record_ID: 249527
Entry_Number: 1036
Year: 1924
Month: Mar
Day: 23
Surname: TEAGUE
Forenames: Moses Edward
Residence: Bowson House Cinderford
Age_at_death: 67 years
Officiating_Minister: W M Bellamy Vicar
Event: Burial
Register_Reference: P109 IN 1/14
Page_No: 130
Parish_Chapel: Drybrook
Soundex: T200

Bowson House; http://www.forest-of-dean.net/fodmembers/index.php?id=46755

Birth Details

Child Surname Child Forename Father Surname Mother Surname Mother's Former Name Year District Office
TEAGUE Moses Edward TEAGUE TEAGUE BOUGHTON 1856 Forest of Dean Westbury on Severn, Newnham

Marriage Details

Groom Surname Groom Forename Bride Surname Bride Forename District Parish Building Year
TEAGUE Edward BOUGHTON Mary Forest of Dean Drybrook Holy Trinity 1847

Also see this prior thread;

??? More work needed to link to Darkhill Moses... this thread and Census Records should help, is indeed son of Edward & Mary, a mechanical engineer etc, marries in 1887 in India to the daughter of a Glasgow (heavy engineering) boilermaker ?!

Also see http://www.forest-of-dean.net/fodmembers/index.php?id=45879


As well as the Teagues I see Tingles were engineering in Cinderford area since the early days

"In 1831 William Tingle and William Cooper obtained permission to build a machine for grinding ochre on Cinderford (or Soudley) brook in Ruspidge, evidently on the site west of the brook where William Crawshay and Moses Teague owned a paint mill in 1838."

I wonder if these Tingles are linked to those of Tingle's Level Iron mine up above Cinderford at Edge Hills, where we used to "muck about" as kids in the early 70s. The mine is mentioned in NIcholl's book "Iron Making in Olden Times" from 1866, full transcript in this site,


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