mother's family, the Saverys have their roots in the Thornbury area
of Gloucestershire. Our earliest recorded ancestor was shoemaker
John Savery who moved from Berkeley to Cow Hill, Oldbury in the mid
descendants include the Elberton 19th century blacksmith's family
who founded the Savery's ironmongers business at Thornbury pictured
here to the left of the building society.
Savery, my mother's great-grandfather moved to South Wales in the
late 19th century, his family finding work in the Pontypool area's
iron smelting and coal mining industry.
log-time partner Ann, who was born Elizabeth Ann Ridgers at Bagshot,
Surrey in 1941 is descended from the Ridgers family of wheelwrights
who settled in the Bagshot/ Windlesham area around 1802.
grandmother Mary Dance who married Ernest Ridgers at Bishopswood,
near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire in 1906 was from a Forest of Dean
farming family. Mary's father and brothers worked in the Lydbrook
Cisco, Texas family are descended from William Bint and Magdalen
Hansaker who married at Lambourn in 1673. We have no indication from
which of the Berkshire families he originated. We do know that she
was christened at Lambourn in 1655 the daughter of Charles & Joan
did not have a long marriage as William Bint died in February 1685
leaving her with six children, one of them being Dolphin's ancestor
William who was born in 1675.
Magdalen herself only lived till February 1687 but left a will
bequeathing everything to her mother who was to take care of the
seems to have been reasonably wealthy as the estate was valued at
480 pounds which was a fair amount in 1687. Her clothes were worth
Dolphin, one of the founding fathers of Cisco, was christened at
Lambourn in November 1840 the second son of gamekeeper Charles Bint
(born 1802) and Mary Legge (1810) who were married at Childrey in
1836. His older brother was Francis John (born 1837)
New Zealand family, like me, are descended from the Shinfield and
Arborfield Berkshire Bints.
Philip Thomas Bint and his wife Charlotte Allman migrated to
Christchurch, New Zealand on the Cardigan Castle in 1876 with
their sons, Philip, George and James. Another son, Walter, was born
on that voyage.
this family there are now far more Bint family members in New
Zealand than reside in the UK.
These pages also include families outside our area. I have had many
contacts over the years with people sharing our surname, but with no
provable connection, who were making enquiries about their family
members. That information and some photos have been added.