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LOFTIN



Jan Loftinck   (1600 - 1661)

Born in the Netherlands in 1600. Died in 1661 in Hardenberg, Overijssel, Netherlands.

Greta Holtermans   (        - 1675)

Born in the Netherlands about 1600. Died 1675 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Their children were:

Hermannus Loftingh   Born 1622 in Hardenberg, Overijssel, Netherlands. See next




Hermann Loftingh   (1622 - 1685)

Born 1622 in Hardenberg, Overijssel, Netherlands. Died 1685 in Thuine, Emsland, Niedersachsen, Germany

Johanna van Bevervoorde   (1626 - 1719)

Born 1626 in Ootmarsum, Overijssel, Netherlands. Died 1719 in Ootmarsum.

Their children were:

Reynier Loftinck   Born 1655. Merchant in Amsterdam. Married Elisbet Beuckelman. Their children were Pieter, Isaac, Hermann, Femmetijen (1681) and Johannah.

Walter Loftingh   Born 1656 in Reusel-de Mierden, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. See next

Jan Loftingh   Born 1659 in Thuine, Emsland, Niedersachsen, Germany. Joined his brother, Walter, in London in the 1670s and became known as John Lofting. An engineer and entrepreneur, he patented two inventions: the 'sucking worm engine' (a fire engine) in 1690 and a horse-powered thimble knurling machine in 1693. The sucking worm engine was also used for pumping beer from a cask. His mill was set up in Islington, where Lofting Road is named after him. In 1699 John and his brother in law, Jeremiah Basse, who was Governor of East Jersey, were bankrupted by the Colony of New York. He believed New York was in the wrong, and a special court was held in Westminster Hall to determine the limits of powers of New York’s legislature. He won and was compensated by New York. About 1700, he moved his main operation to Great Marlow in Buckinghamshire to take advantage of the River Thames' ability to turn a water wheel which improved productivity, enabling the production of over 2 million thimbles per year. He made a bequest of over a thousand guineas to the needy of Marlow. John had married Hester Basse in 1689 and had a daughter, Maria (1690) and seven sons, John (1692), Francis and William (1694), Benjaimin (1695), (Captain) Samuel (1696), Daniel (1700) and Thomas (1709). Hester died in 1709 and John married Mary Carter the following year. Their children were Thomas (1711) and Elizabeth (1713). Mary died in 1721. Benjamin and William continued production of thimbles after John died in 1742, aged 82.

Hiddo Loftinck   Born 1662 in Lingen, province of Utrecht. A Huguenot. Became a British citizen 1n 1698.

Moritz Loftingh   Born 1664.




Walter Loftingh   (1656 -         )

Born in 1656 in Reusel-de Mierden, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Emigrated London around 1670.

Geertruid Wolters Schuurmans   (        -         )


Walter moved to London in the 1670s, then to Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire, where they were married 21 January 1757.

Their children were:

Walter Loftin   Born in Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire in 1680. See next




Walter Loftin   (1680 - 1741)

Born in Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire in 1680.

Mary Harding   (1679 - 1741)

Baptised 21 November 1679 in Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire, the daughter of Richard Harding and Alice         .

They were married 14 February 1701 in in Great Marlow. Mary was buried there 31 October 1741 and Walter a few weeks later on 27 November.

Their children were:

John Loftin   Born in 1702 in Great Marlow. See next

Walter Loftin   Born and died 1704.

Walter Loftin   Born 1706. Died 1708.

Mary Loftin   Born 1709.

Margaret Loftin   Born 1712.

Walter Loftin   Born 1715.

Richard Loftin   Born 1717. Married Mary Smith 8 August 1743 in Great Marlow.

Thomas Loftin   Born 1725.




John Loftin   (1702 -         )

Born in Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire in 1702.

Mary Charles   (1702 - 1771)

Burried 26 December 1771 in Great Marlow.

Their children were:

John Lofting   Born 1730. Died 1731.

Mary Lofting   Born about 1732. Married William Gunnel 9 October 1757 in Great Marlow. Mary died 1791.

John Loftin ***   Baptised 8 Apr 1734 in Great Marlow. See next

Margaret Loftin   Born 1735.

Thomas Loftin   Born 1738.

Sarah Loftin   Born 1741. Married William Henry Stroud 3 Mar 1778 in Great Marlow. Their chldren were John (1778), Richard (1781), Thomas (1785), Mary Ann (1787) and Frederick William (1791). Sarah died in 1791.

Benjamin Loftin   Born 1743.

Francis Loftin   Born 1746.

Eliza Loftin   Born about 1748.




John Loftin ***   (1734 -         )

Baptised 8 Apr 1734 in Great Marlow, Buckinghamshire.

Jane Northcroft   (         - 1762)

Born about 1730 in Newbury, Berkshire.

They were married 21 January 1757 in Great Marlow. Jane died 11 May 1762 in Bisham, Berkshire, aged 32.

The children were baptised at Bisham, Berkshire:

William Loftin   Bap. 4 December 1757

Ann Loftin   Bap. 21 October 1759

John Loftin ***   Bap. 1 November 1761. See next




John Loftin ***   (1761 - 1835)

Baptised at Bisham, Berkshire 1 November 1761.

Mary Harding ***   (1763 - 1853)

Baptised at Bisham, 20 August 1763.

They were married in Bisham 17 June 1782. The children were all christened there.

William Loftin   Bap. 17 November 1782

Jane Loftin   Bap. 27 February 1785

Sophia Loftin   Bap. 6 November 1796

Eliza Loftin   Bap. 28 January 1799

John Loftin ***   Bap. 16 March 1800. See next

Eliza Loftin   Bap. 20 June 1802

Benjamin Loftin   Bap. 3 June 1804.

Benjamin Charles Loftin   Bap. 7 September 1806. Married Sarah Ann Stroud (1826) and had six daughters: Sarah Ann (1831), Mary Ann (1833), Margaret Susan (1836), Louisa Elizabeth (1838), Jane (1840) and Elleanor Sophia (1842), and two sons: Charles Benjamin (1846) and Robert (1848).




John Loftin ***   (1800 - 1859)

Born Bisham, Berkshire 16 March 1800. Smith (and fireman?). Died Southwark, London, 1859.

Mary Stroud ***   (1797 - 1885)

Born about 1797 in Marlow, Berkshire. She lived latterly with her daughter, Charlotte, (1871 and 1881 censuses). In 1881 she was blind. She died in Greenwich, London, in 1885.

They were married 31 Aug 1822 in Camden, London.

Their children were:

Hannah Sophia Loftin   b. abt.1823 in Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Mary Loftin   b. abt. 1824 in Temple, Buckinghamshire

Eliza Loftin   b. abt. 1825 in Temple, Buckinghamshire. Married John Richard Stroud 20 April 1845 in Lambeth, London. They had eleven children: Eliza Caroline (1846), Mary Sophia (1847), John and George Henry (1850), Henry (1853), Richard (1856), Luke (1862), Thomas (1863), Jane (1864), Frederick (1866) and Emma (1869).

William Loftin   Bap. 7 October 1827 at Bisham. Married Eliza Langley, 29 September 1844 in Bloomsbury, London. Their children were Hannah Sophia (1845), William John (1846), Henry Albert (1848), John (1851), Eliza Jane (1853) and Harriet (1855). ELiza died in 1865 in Hackney, London. William died in 1896.

Henry John Loftin   Born 2 Novenber 1829 at Bisham

Jane Loftin   Bap. 1 April 1832 at Bisham. Married John Richard Stroud and had at least one daughter, Jane (1864).

Richard Loftin   Born 11 November 1837 in Southwark, London. Married Maria Piggott and had a son, Walter (1871).

Charlotte Jane Loftin ***   Born 4 June 1840 at Blackfrairs, London. Married Edmund Hall Saville ***