These stories are about families bearing the Tickle / Tickell name. They’ll be added to or amended as new information comes to light. Please bear in mind the information may be unverified. If you’d like to add some of your family story, please get in touch with me. I’ll be delighted to hear from you.

The Recusant Tickles and the Riot at Altcar

 Peasants fighting with soldiers, by Pieter Brueghel the younger

While not necessarily the sort of ancestors one might want to remember, this 17th century story includes some wonderful matter-of-fact, but gory, reporting. I felt it had to be included here. Read the story.

The Blacksmith’s Children

Matthew Tickle was a blacksmith in Liverpool in the 19th century. His sons followed in his footsteps and ran a successful business looking after the shoes of horses working in Liverpool’s busy docks. Read the story.

The Galveston Tickles

19th century Galveston architecture

James & Ann Maria Tickle emigrated to Galveston, USA, in the 19th century, hoping for a better life for their family. Read the story.