Welcome to my website. I have been studying family history for over twenty years out of a fascination for the past but also my own unusual surname. On this site you’ll find information about my immediate family but also Wholeys to whom I am not related to at all! Bit mad but for a while I was obsessed with collecting every reference to Wholeys around the world – a one-name study. I’m still interested in this but my research has broadened to other families in my immediate tree.

If you would like to contact me please email enquiries@wholey.org

Neil Wholey

Haslemere, Surrey, UK


By visiting this website, you are accepting and consenting to the practices described below.


Much of the information on this site is already in the public domain through record offices etc.  Other information has been provided through personal testimonies of descendents. There is much debate over whether this genealogical information is subject to Data Protection laws, as so much of it already in the public domain.  There are also more general concerns in the population at large over data fraud issues and identity theft.  I have therefore decided to err on the side of caution and rule that no information on this site will be given after around 1901 for the following:

  • Names
  • Births
  • Marriages
  • Deaths
  • Place of residence
  • Family tree relationships

There are two exceptions to this rule:

  • War records
  • Some miscellaneous records and facts – at my discretion

If you require post-1901 data please contact me direct and I will endeavor to help you in your enquiry.


Unless otherwise stated, I (Neil Wholey) own the copyright to all material on this site.  Please do not reproduce information from this website without written permission.  Where others hold copyright the source has been made clear.  It is not my intention to misrepresent the work of others as my own, and therefore every effort has been made to ensure that where others have made discoveries this has been referenced.  Similarly every effort has been made to all contact copyright holders.

The National Archives has authority to grant permission for the use of British census returns and civil registration documents – which are covered by Crown Copyright. The Crown waives its copyright in the contents of unpublished public records that are available to the public. I am therefore free to index, transcribe and publish such Crown copyright material. I acknowledge the National Archives’ custody of the original document and give the full document reference. The first citation of such a document in the National Archives custody is preceded with the phrase ‘The National Archives (PRO)’. All subsequent citations have the document reference prefixed thus ‘TNA(PRO) ‘.

For the the index of births, deaths and marriages from 1837 onwards permission has been granted by the Office of National Statistics.

Accuracy of Data

The content on this site is the culmination of many years work, and every effort has been made to ensure that the information is accurate. Where possible original sources have been transcribed, with a copy of the original record kept in paper form.  Similarly family trees and biographical information are based on a combination of original sources and personal testimonies.  Visitors to this site who rely on the information contained in it do so at their own risk.  If you think that you have found an error please contact me so that I can check the original record.

External Links

I accept no liability for the quality or nature of the external sites linked to from this website.  You can link to this site without asking for prior permission, but please contact me so that I can return the compliment and link to your site.

Accessibility Statement

Every effort has been made to ensure that this site is accessible to all visitors. This can be a difficult task due to the different settings people may have for their browser. At a basic level accessibility on this site means a minimal use of graphics or complicated pages. The website should be viewable and usable on any screen size. If you would like a larger font size you should be able to use your browser preferences to change it.

If you have any problems accessing this website please contact me enquiries@wholey.org


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