There are no Prime Ministers, Nobel Prize Winners or .com millionaires amongst the ranks of the Titteringtons and Titheringtons, but a number have managed to achieve rather more than most of us do and a few of them are listed here. If you know of anyone from the Titterington/Titherington families who has achieved just as much or more than those listed here then do please E-Mail some details to Bob
The information in this section has come entirely from newspaper articles, the Internet and publicly available probate records.
- Meredith Titterington was Member of Parliament (of Great Britain) for the Barnsley South constituency from 1945-1949 when he died.
- Arthur Titherington has become well known in Great Britain for his championing of the cause of ex PoWs of the Japanese. In 1998 he travelled to Tokyo to give evidence in the lawsuit brought by US, Australian, New Zealand and British veterans against the Japanese Government. He was a young soldier in Royal Signals at the fall of Singapore in 1942. He has also been a local Councillor, a member of West Oxfordshire District Council.
Dorothy Lord nee Titterington
- Dorothy Lord was Mayoress of the Borough of Pendle (near Burnley) in 2000 and then became Mayor in 2004. She has been a councillor since 1996.
- Desmond Titterington from Northern Ireland was well known as a motor racing driver in the 1950's. His best placing in the F1 drivers championship was 3rd at Reims in 1956 driving for Jaguar. More information. . He died abroad, probably in 2002.
- Helen Titterington was national Ladies Cross Country running Champion for Great Britain in 1989.
Arthur Fluitt Titherington
- Rowed for Oxford in the 1887 Oxford v Cambridge boat race. Cambridge won!
Geoffrey Wrench Titherington
- Followed in his father's footsteps by rowing for Oxford in the boat race of 1914. Sadly for him Cambridge won that year too.
- Thomas Titterington was a Worsted Spinning manufacturer from Yorkshire. He and his family lived at the "Greave", Midgley near Halifax. He left over £13,000 in his will when he died in 1884.
Basil James Titterington
- Basil Titterington of Belfast held directorships of 14 companies (mostly non-exec) in the mid 1990s
- In Sep 1982 the radio programme "Womans Hour" reported that in 1907 William Titterington moved from Manchester to Newcastle-upon-Tyne to co-found the firm "Rington's Tea". It is understood that he left the business in the 1920s
- Rosemary Titterington is an authority on herbs and as well as writing the book "Growing Herbs" she ran the firm Iden Croft Herbs in the 1990s, retiring in 2001.
Titterington Holidays & Coach Hire
- The furthest south 'sighting' to reach us of a Coach from 'Titterington's of Penrith' is at the Spanish border! The firm was founded in 1926 by Ernest Titterington, a member of the Dalton Gamekeepers family. The Company has a web site which you might care to visit. It has an interesting page on the history of the Company with some early photographs.
Prof D M (Mike) Titterington
- Prof Mike Titterington holds the Chair in Statistics at Glasgow University and has a string of papers as long as your arm to his credit. His research interests include Neural Networks, Image Analysis and Medical Statistics. Mike has a PhD from Cambridge. He is pictured on his web page
Prof David Titterington
- David Titterington is a well known Organist who was born in Oldham and brought up in Bolton. He is Head of Organ Studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London and has an international reputation. He played at the Henry Wood Promenade Concerts in 2000. Further information about David can be found on the Royal Academy of Music web site. He merited an entry in Who's Who in January 2005.
The Military Medal for Gallantry was awarded to the following soldiers serving with the British Army in WW1: