The History Of The Hartfield Penfolds
Welcome to Penfold Genealogy on the internet. The Penfold One Name study is registered with the Guild of One Name Studies, the world’s leading organisation for surname studies.
This site is focused on Tree 01 which is the Penfold tree descended from William Penfold of Hartfield, Sussex, England. Prior to 1821 there is no mention of the surname Penfold within the village. William, born in Itchingfield, was a widower when he married Hannah Humphrey a spinster of the parish on 18th February 1821. This began a Penfold association with the village that lasted throughout the remainder of the century.
The information on the Hartfied Penfolds contained within this site is being rechecked as it is being rekeyed. Sources will be appended when the core data has been entered. It is considered that the information contained within this tree is currently the most accurate available on the Internet.
The descendants of this couple can now be found in Australia, Canada, England, France and the United States.
The Australian branch was started by Charles Edward Powell Penfold in 1925. On arrival in Australia he changed his name to Ted Powell. His descendants now have this surname.
The first Canadian branch was started in1895 by Peter Penfold when he emigrated with his family.
A second Canadian branch was formed by the children of Harriet Mary Penfold, nee Tubb, who emigrated to Canada at various dates.
1899: George Edward Penfold - http://www.penfoldgenealogy.com/ind128.html
????: Grace Joy Penfold - http://www.penfoldgenealogy.com/ind131.html
1910: Harriett Mary Penfold, nee Tubb - http://www.penfoldgenealogy.com/ind92.html
????: Bert Penfold - http://www.penfoldgenealogy.com/ind135.html
1910: Frederick William Penfold - http://www.penfoldgenealogy.com/ind133.html
In addition to the above, this site readily provides links to other Penfold trees on researchers' own websites or on collaboration efforts such as WikiTree and Geni.com
Please email me at trevor @ penfoldgenealogy.com [remove spaces] if you would like me to include a link to your Penfold tree.
A Word Of Warning:
It is beholden on the reader to check the accuracy of any links to Penfold family trees posted on this website or generally on the Internet. Some sources of Penfold information on the Internet contain very inaccurate data.
Special attention is brought to any reference pertaining to the parentage of John of Itchingfield who married Elizabeth Sandell. At this stage there is insufficient supporting data to make a categoric statement as to his ancestors. Any trees making an assumption should be treated with extreme caution.
Generally, if a Penfold tree does not give references to original documentation that can be checked by the researcher, the information contained therein may be inaccurate.