My Grandfather's Ancestors

The Bednall Archive 
Last updated 18/01/2006


 


SECTION 1

SECTION 2

SECTION 3

SECTION 4

SECTION 5

SECTION 6

SECTION 7

SECTION 8

SECTION 9

SECTION 10

Introduction

William Oliver Dring of Radford, Nottingham 1876-1937.My grandfather William Oliver Dring was born in 1876, in Nottingham, the town to which his father and mother, Clark and Emily Dring nee Hill, had come in the early 1870s. Clark Dring was a Huntingdonshire man and it seems that it was in this county (and its neighbours, particularly Cambridgeshire) that his ancestors had lived for many centuries.

This is a first outline of the origins and history of the ancestors of my grandfather William Oliver Dring and was written in the hope that it would be of interest to his descendants. It considers the origins and early references to his name and then traces the history of his Dring ancestors from 1700 until 1937 -the year of his death.  

A. W. Bednall


AWBednall, Macclesfield 1996-2006