Jon Wicken writes concerning  LEPINE family research link with the Will of John TIVELEIN.

From: Jon Wicken
Date: Tuesday, August 24, 2010, 12:13:20 PM
Subject: The Tevelin Family

Hi,  I saw your page on the Tevelain family and I wondered if you may be able to help me with some individuals I have come across in my research on the Canterbury Lepine family.

According to an old family tree made in the 1850s and now deposited in the Society of Genealogists, Susan Lepine born in 1739 married John Tevelain. No date is given but the death date for her shows she is the Susan tevelain who was buried in 1810. The family tree also states she died without issue. I attach the page from the chart for you to see. Their marriage has not yet turned up.

On the internet and on the National Archives website is the following will of John Tevelain:

Source: Archdeaconry Court of Canterbury Death Duty, IR\26\298 #679, Probate 1 May 1800
John Tivelein of Canterbury, victualler , <£300
Thomas Farmer?
Wife Susan
Sons John and Matthew
Daniel Lepine and Charles Lepine of Canterbury, executors. Description Abstract of Will of John Tivelein, Victualler of Canterbury, Kent. Proved in the Court of Canterbury. Date May 01 1800 Catalogue reference IR 26/298 Dept Records of the Boards of Stamps, Taxes, Excise, Stamps and Taxes, and Inland Revenue Series Board of Inland Revenue and predecessors: Estate Duty Office and predecessors: Registers of Legacy Duty, Succession Duty and Estate Duty Piece Abstracts of administrations and probates of wills Image contains 1 document of many for this catalogue reference

Daniel and Charles Lepine would have been Susan's brother's and so brothers-in-law to John.

There is a burial in 1793 for a John Tevelain aged 59 and this would seem to be the husband of Susan, but is seven years before the proved will so not sure whether his will just was not proved at the time of his death. Also as Susan is stated to have died without issue perhaps the sons mentioned are by a previous wife?

There is a will of Susannah Tevelin, widow, proved in September 1811 but this was eighteen months after her death and burial at All Saints in 1811. Is this her?

Any information you might be able to give me would be gratefully received.

With thanks and kind regards,


Rosemary Beattie writes concerning  her ancestors WINDUSS and TEVELEIN.

From: "Rosemary Beattie"
To: Clive Bates
Sent: Friday, October 16, 2009 6:14 AM
Subject: Aussie Teveleins

Hi Clive
 I was very pleased to see the Tevelein site online again as I used to visit it regularly several years ago. It looks fantastic and very comprehensive so thank you very much for all the work you have put in to it.

My ancestors were Charles Samuel Winduss and Cordelia Tevelein and I've traced hundreds of descendants in Australia from this line.

The National Library of Australia has in the least year been scanning old> Australian newspapers and I'm finding a lot of information there too. It's a wonderful site and has one of the most usable and logical search functions I've ever seen.

I've also been in contact with Anne Bartlett and other researchers over the years and am happy to help with any details of the Australian line.

My own website is at: but I only keep the basic information online and have masses of compiled research which I'm happy to share to help fill in any gaps if needed.

Best wishes