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Ivens family, Banbury England

Ivens family, Banbury England

Rick Foster (View posts)
Posted: 22 Jan 2001 5:22PM GMT
Researching my maternal family.
My mother Vera Mary Foster (nee Ivens) born August 1914 in Oxfordshire, England, Her Mother (my Grandmother)was Mary E (Elizabeth?)Ivens of Banbury (or surrounds) born about 1885 and died about 1980. Vera had 5 brothers and sisters - Gerald, John, Constance and 2 others. I don' know the name of my Grandfather only that he was known as "The Gaffer".
Any leads on this Ivens family from Oxfordshire would be appreciated.

Ivens Family

José Bela Morais (View posts)
Posted: 23 Jan 2001 10:32AM GMT
Dear Rick Foster

My ancester was William Breakspeare Ivens , born abt. 1774 in Swinbrook , Oxfordshire , England . In 1800 he went to Azores , Portuguese islands . He married with two sisters . First with Elisabeth Flora Hickling and same yars later wiyh Mary Anne Hickling , both americans and borned in Azores!He had a lot of children . the first marriage 7 children , the second marriage 4 children.
I have more information if this have any conection .

regards . José Bela Morais.

Ivens family in England

Posted: 24 Jan 2001 3:17AM GMT
Edited: 23 Nov 2002 12:56PM GMT

I saw your message and was intrigued.

In my search I have come across 3 main stream of Ivens in England.
1. The Swinbrook, Oxfordshire contingent which are traceable back to about 1720. I have a lot of the detail here.

2. The Warwickshire Ivens. Warwickshire is very close to Oxfordshire and it is well possible that Robert Ivens (Swinbrook) came from Warwickshire, but I have yet to find the exact link. I am in contact with some descendants of this family so we may find your ancestors yet.

3. I gather there is another group based in Sussex but I haven't explored that fully yet.

My family is the Swinbrrok lot. and they are traceable through to the Portuguese connection and via the Azores.

I shall look more closely at the charts to see if I can find anything which resembles the information you have supplied and get back to you.

I am sure we can find something for you.

All the best,



Ivens - David Ivens (View posts)
Posted: 11 Feb 2001 10:15PM GMT
David. Please send me at a contact email address so that I can send you the latest that I have found out. This now includes some quite good info going a further two generations back from where I was.


Ivens family

Posted: 12 Feb 2001 3:56AM GMT
Edited: 23 Nov 2002 12:56PM GMT
Hello Rick,

My e-mail address is

I have looked at everything I can and cannot see a reference to:

Mary E (1885-1980)
Vera Mary (1914-?)

Let me know what you have found and we yet find the connection.

All the best

David Ivens

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agnes ivens (View posts)
Posted: 15 May 2001 1:01PM GMT
I am trying to find a conection with my great great grandmother agnes ivans. she was born around 1808. her mother's name was martha. Agnes married isaac sampson 1/15/1833 in pittsville county,virginia.
Janice Pirson

Re: Ivens family in England

Thomas Ivens (View posts)
Posted: 21 Feb 2002 1:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
My family ,Frank Ivens SR. was in charge of the audubon sanctuary,This was my Great Grand Father.From what i know From Chestertown, Maryland.Then moved to Audobon, PA. Was care taker of the sanctuary for James Audobon.

Re: family lines

Posted: 3 Oct 2002 2:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ivens Mabon
_My new address
My old address

Re: Ivens family, Banbury England

Raymond Ward (View posts)
Posted: 31 Mar 2006 3:47PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Rick,
You have an interesting collection of Ivens family.
My recollection is that my Grandfather John Henry Ivens
(b:circa 1870 d:1947) had a daughter Eva Eleanor, (my mother b:1900 d:1997) their family background was from Chipping Norton where an aunt lived, they moved over to Wales where my mother was born in Pontypridd district. Grandfather was part of the famous Welsh Revival, and we still have a contingent of Ivens families in the area of Trealaw, and Pen y Graig.
We wonder if you can add any details to our search.
Look forward to hearing from you.
Ray Ward

Re: Ivens family, Banbury England

Posted: 26 Nov 2007 8:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
hi I have bee researching the ivens family for my stepmother.You have the wrong date of birth for john henry. He was born 1860c. have documents to confirm he was 40 in 1901. My step mother is the daughter of winigred alice. am willling to exchasnge info Lynda
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