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Who We Are

The Trott One Name Research Group (TONRG) is a genealogy group for researchers of the Trott lineage

The Trott One Name Research Group (TONRG) was formed back in 1987, in the United Kingdom, although the founder members had conceived the idea some six or seven years earlier.  Lynne Evans took the plunge and registered with the Guild of One Name Studies (GOONS) that she was acting as Secretary for research on the TROT(T)/TRAT(T)/TROTE names with various spelling differences.  The first members were Ralph and Peggy Trott of Dursley in Gloucestershire with the initial newsletter being issued in April 1988 and not long after this a "family gathering" was held at Woodbridge in Suffolk, derived from our late founder member Margaret Leech's earlier "get togethers" with her Suffolk line of Trotts.

Over the years we have tried to improve on these humble beginnings, and have attracted over 315 members with 113 current members.  A second "family gathering" was held in 1991 at Hampstead Norreys in Berkshire; a further one in 1994 near Hereford and then Norwich in 1997, to enable an exchange of information between various branches to take place, as well as allowing individual members to gain advice and help in their research.  Our Millennium gathering was held on the 17th September 2000 at Taunton in Somerset which is the origin of a number of Trott families, including the Treat/Trott line which is very prominent in the USA. Please click on the Gatherings button for further information on past and future gatherings of Trott families.

Guild of One-Name Studies (GOONS)

One of the pre-requisites of GOONS, is that all relevant occurrences of the name should be extracted from the Births/Deaths/Marriages Indexes located in The Family Records Centre, London together with those for Wills found at Somerset House.  The group was lucky to find that Edison McInnes Trott of Ottawa in Canada, a fellow researcher, who had undertaken this effort, in relation to the name TROTT, for a book he planned, was prepared to pass on a copy of his efforts (completed in 1980) to the group.  Since then the group has added to his original work and now has the great majority of data available up to 2008 (Wills to 2000) in manuscript, typed and computer database formats records.  These data records are for the use of members free of charge.

he group continues to add to the Indexes issued by the General Register Office for England and Wales.

How do we Operate?

TONRG is run by a committee of the following elected members who meet mainly by e-mail, and also face-to-face at our three-yearly gathering:

Chairman: Bob Trott, 'Farrants', 5 Farrant Close, Green Street Green, Orpington, Kent BR6 6AY Tel. 01 689 605037
Secretary & Treasurer: John Trott, Plymouth (Details as on Home page)
Newsletter Editor: Stuart D Trott, Camberley, Surrey
Australia/NZ Rep: John Trott (Details as on Home page)
Webmaster: Phil Sherwood, Weymouth, Dorset
North American Rep: Vacancy

Other Members:
Edison (Ed) Trott        Ottawa, Canada (assistant Editor)
Gillian Haslam             Woodford Green, Essex
Howard Trott               Sheffield, S Yorks
June Willing                Glasgow, Scotland