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Ann began researching her CLAY ancestors aeon's ago when she was a student, though it is only for about the last fifteen years that we have both been researching more thoroughly.

In the table on the right are the surnames we are researching. The links take you to more information. For example, details of approximate time range, place and UK county are given.
British Standard County (Chapman's) Codes

We've also provided short pedigrees. For simplicity, and to save space, we've only gone back to our 2 x great grandparents with these, so we have only given the dates for our respective 2 x g.grandparents to indicate historical time. But this is not where our research ends. We have the details of almost every ancestor in the next generation back, with several lines extending much further back into history. We now have well over 10,000 people listed on our main 'Generations' database.

If you think you share a common ancestor with us, or have a surname link in the locations we are researching, please send us an e-mail and we would be delighted to exchange a little information, although not large GEDCOM files.

 
Surnames we are interested in

ANDREW
ANDREWS
BRYON / BRYAN / BRIAN
CALDERBANK
CLAY (CLEYE, CLAIE)
CROKER
DAKIN (DAYKIN)
DARKE
DEARLOVE
DODGSON
EDMONDSON
ELLIOTT
EXELL / EXALL
FRANKLIN
HARDY / HARDEY
HARGREAVES & Variants
HATTON
HAWKSWORTH
HAYWARD
HOBBIS (HOBBES)
HOOL(E)
IRELAND

KEAT(E)
LEATHER
LEWIS
MASSEY
MOTTRAM
NAPPER
NEWTON
NUTTALL
PAGE
PAINTER
PARSLEY
PICKSTONE & Variants
ROGERS
ROLL(E)
ROLLE DARKE
SMITHIES
STEAD
SUDBURY
SWAIN
TAYLER / TAYLOR
WALKER
WELLS
YARWOOD

pink button Andy's surname indexes now include:

Surname B M D
Darke 1837-1940
(2,315)
1837-1950
(1,814)
1837-1950
(1,719)
Exell 1837-1951
(228)
1837-1949
(383)
1837-1961
(598)
Exall 1837-1951
(350)
1837-1949
(391)
1837-1961
(544)
Excell - 1837-1949
(882)
-
Hobbis 1837-1941
(816)
1837-1949
(539)
1837-1949
(437)

These indexes, which now cover over 11,000 individual entries are proving very helpful in his own research and he is always happy to search them for anyone searching their own family's history. >Contact Andy

pink button Surname Research and Interests, Further Details
pink button ANDREW

Andy's ancestors through gg grandmother Mary Ann ANDREW
Andy's Short Pedigree

County & Country of habitation: DEV, ENG
Villages and towns ancestors lived in: Barnstaple
Period of interest: <1820 - 1880

Earliest known ancestor with this surname:
William ANDREW, a glazier/painter, and his wife Mary with the 'abode' given as Litchdon Street, Barnstaple in 1821.

Other information:
This line has to be more fully researched.
pink button ANDREWS (also ANDERS, ANDRUS, ANDRES)

Andy's ancestors
Andy's Short Pedigree

County & Country of habitation: BRK, ENG
Villages and towns ancestors and their relatives lived in: East Hagbourne & Didcot and surrounding area
Period of interest: 17th century - present

Earliest known ancestor with this surname:
John and Elizabeth (nee COUSINS) ANDREWS were married at New Windsor, BRK (St. George's Chapel) on 4 Apr 1706. They had 3 sons and 2 daughters, all baptized at St Andrews Church, East Hagbourne.

Other information:
The family, including the baptism of Andy's father, can be traced in the parish registers of St Andrews Church for eight generations.

Picture Gallery : Photographs of East Hagbourne
Picture Gallery : [Didcot] North Hagbourne: South View, 1914. Just round the corner from Andy's grandfather's family home.
Picture Gallery : South London Cinemas - The Golden Domes Cinema, Streatham; The Plaza Cinema, Catford, The Ritz Cinema, Balham
What's in a name - The Surname Andrews
pink button BRYON (also BRYAN, BRIAN)

Ann's ancestors through gg grandmother Elizabeth BRYON who married John CLAY
Ann's Short Pedigree

County & Country of habitation: DBY, ENG
Villages and towns ancestors and their relatives lived in: Shirland, Alfreton, Tibshelf, Crich and Wessington
Period of interest: 18th - 19th century

Earliest known ancestor with this surname: John BRYON who married Hannah RADFORD (nee LIMB) at Shirland on 14 Feb 1788.

Other information:
The BRYONs farmed at Shirland Lodge from about 1795 - 1857/8, and John (above) also ran a carpentry business. Although BRYANs were in Shirland earlier than this, no direct link has been established to date.
The family of BRYAN PEACH who lived at Bents Hill were also part of this family.
The name has also been spelt BYRON in some documents.

Also see HOOL(E)
Picture Gallery : Derbyshire - Shirland, St. Leonard's Church - 3 photos
See Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, 1891: Shirland | Crich | Tibshelf | Wessington
pink button CALDERBANK

Ann's ancestors through 4xg grandmother Sarah CALDERBANK who married John Timperley HARDY

County & Country of habitation: CHS and LAN, ENG
Villages and towns ancestors lived in: Bowdon and Altrincham
Period of interest: Before 1700 to 1881

Earliest known ancestor with this surname:
John CALDERBANK who married Tabitha ASTLES at Bowdon in 1712.

Other information:
The family group lived in the area around Altrincham, CHS. I'm particularly interested in the family of John CALDERBANK and Sarah PICKSTONE (1777 - 1870) at Manchester Cathedral, LAN on 18 Feb 1800. The couple had 12 children. John Calderbank (above) was recorded as a gardener and a farmer.

Also see:
Picture Gallery : Cheshire - Bowdon, St. Mary's Church. With description of Bowdon from Charles Balshaw's Stranger's Guide & Complete Directory to Altrincham, 1855
pink button CLAY (also CLEYE, CLAIE)

Ann's ancestors through father
Ann's Short Pedigree

County & Country of habitation: DBY, ENG
Villages and towns ancestors lived in: Matlock + Matlock Bath, North Wingfield and Shirland
Period of interest: < 1500 to present

Earliest known ancestor with this surname:
John Clay of The Hill, North Wingfield, whose will was proved in 1558; however, two earlier CLAYs in the village are almost certainly direct ancestors, taking the line back two further generations.

Other information:
Descendants of John Clay lived in various villages and hamlets around North Wingfield (including the CLAYs who were at Ault Hucknall from about 1650 - 1900+). Like many families of the times, the younger sons spread their wings and sought employment away from the family farms. One branch of the family, a 7 x g uncle, went to Sheffield, YKS (1680 - 1800) and some of his descendants emigrated to Philadelphia, PA, USA about 1700 (also living in Newcastle, DE, USA). A 6x great uncle founded the branch who were in Liverpool, LAN, from whom Rev. John CLAY, the Prison Disciplinist, descended (see Help Needed). Later on other members of the CLAY family went to Birmingham, WAR, Bishops Wearmouth, DUR, Manchester, LAN and Nottingham, NTT. Within Derbyshire, Clays settled in Bonsall and Matlock in the 18th century and in the 19th century several CLAY marriages took place in London, including that of my gg grandparents (John CLAY & Elizabeth BRYON).

I should like to hear from anyone who has the surname CLAY mentioned in any documents relating to their own line; I am particularly interested in CLAYs who witnessed, or were mentioned, in non-CLAY wills or in CLAYs who witnessed marriages (from any of the known areas where the family members lived).

For more information about the CLAYs,their areas of settlement and other information see
Frank Clay, artist. Examples of the work of a Derbyshire artist. Frank was Ann's father
Picture Gallery - Derbyshire - see Ault Hucknall, Bonsall, North Wingfield and Shirland pictures
Matlock
Bequest to the parish of Matlock
Some CLAY family MIs are on in the Matlock section of this web site
Clays of Derbys, Notts, Leics and Rutland are also listed in Kelly's (1891) Directory
See Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, 1891: Shirland | Bonsall | North Wingfield
Matlock & Matlock Bath Lists: The Nineteenth Century - Vaccination Cases - August 1898
Research Queries
pink button CROKER

Andy's ancestors through gg grandmother Hannah CROKER
Andy's Short Pedigree

Town, County & Country of habitation: Reading, BRK & Coomb, HAM, ENG
Period of interest: 1800 - 1850

Earliest known ancestor with this surname: Hannah CROKER (above) who married Joseph PAGE on 29 Mar 1827 in Reading.

Other information:
Not much is known of this family at present.
pink button DAKIN (DAYKIN)

Ann's ancestors through gg grandmother Ann DAKIN who married Thomas HATTON. Ann was a daughter of James DAKIN who married Catherine SNAPE at St. Alkmund's, Derby on 15 Dec 1817.
Ann's Short Pedigree

County & Country of habitation: DBY, ENG
Villages and towns ancestors and their relatives lived in: Derby, though connections with Alsop en le Dale, Fenny Bentley, Tissington and Wirksworth.
Period of interest: 18th - 19th century

Earliest known ancestors with this surname:
John and Lucy DAKIN of Alsop en le Dale.
pink button DARKE

Andy's ancestors (through grandmother Elizabeth Jane DARKE)
Andy's Short Pedigree

County & Country of habitation: BRK, CON & DEV, all ENG
Villages and towns ancestors and their relatives lived in: Barnstaple & Holsworthy , DEV + Reading, BRK
Period of interest: 17c - 19c (Barnstaple), 18c (Holsworthy), 19 - 20c (Reading & Maidenhead)

Earliest known ancestor with this surname:
Thomas Darke who married Honnor HEAL at Kilkhampton, CON on 10 Jun 1679. Thomas DARKE's parents were probably William and Susan DARKE.

Other information:
See ROLLE DARKE below

Andy has extracted all DARKE Births, Marriages and Deaths from GRO indexes up to 1950.
Please email Andy if you would like him to search his database for particular names.
pink button DEARLOVE

Andy's ancestors through 4xg grandmother Frances DEARLOVE who married Thomas ANDREWS

County & Country of habitation: BRK, ENG
Villages and towns ancestors lived in: Blewbury & Upton + East & West Hagbourne
Period of interest: <1700 - 1860

Earliest known ancestor with this surname:
Avery DEARLOVE who married Margaret BANNISTER on 24 Jun 1708 at Wallingford, BRK (St Mary's Church)

Our Picture Gallery has photographs of East Hagbourne
pink button DODGSON

Ann's ancestors through 3xg grandfather Thomas DODGSON

County & Country of habitation: YKS, ENG
Villages and towns ancestors lived in: Tong/Pudsey/Hunsworth?
Period of interest: Alive 1813

Other information:
Thomas DODGSON was the father of Rhoda Dorcas STEAD

pink button EDMONDSON

Ann's relatives through the marriage of 3xg grandmother Faith STEAD and Jonathan EDMONDSON

County & Country of habitation: YKS, ENG
Villages and towns ancestors lived in: Tong - Westgate Hill
Period of interest: 19th century

Other information:
Jonathan EDMONDSON, who was born in Kenilworth, WAR, ENG was a tailor in Westgate Hill, Tong.
pink button ELLIOTT

Ann's ancestors through g grandmother Caroline ELLIOTT who married John HATTON
Ann's Short Pedigree

County & Country of habitation: DBY, ENG and LEI, ENG
Villages and towns ancestors and their relatives lived in: Derby and Leicester (possible links with Belper, where nails were made).
Period of interest: 19th & 20th century

Earliest known ancestor with this surname: Joseph ELLIOTT, a nail maker, who married Caroline BLACKWELL.

Other information:
Only three generations have been identified for this surname. Walter Elliott, Caroline's father married twice. He married first Sarah Ann SUDBURY in 1858 and then, after her death, Ann HARRISON in 1870.
pink button EXELL (also EXALL)

Andy's ancestors through mother
Andy's Short Pedigree

County & Country of habitation: BRK, ENG
Villages and towns ancestors lived in: Shinfield and Reading
Period of interest: 17c - 20c

Earliest known ancestor with this surname:
Thomas & Mary EXELL who lived in Shinfield from 1724 onwards.

Other information:
This is not a common surname. There are supposedly around 600 Exells in the UK; others live in Canada, the USA and in Australia.
A family memorial - Commonwealth War Graves
Picture Gallery: Berkshire - a picture of Shinfield Church
Exall and Exell Surnames - Andy's miscellany of information
Please email Andy if you would like him to search his BMD database for particular names.
pink button FRANKLIN

Andy's ancestors through grandmother Jessie Maud Rogers FRANKLIN
Andy's Short Pedigree

County & Country of habitation: GLS, WIL & BRK, all ENG
Villages and towns ancestors lived in: Bisley, Stroud & Minchinhampton (briefly) GLS + Swindon, WIL + Didcot, BRK
Period of interest: 19c - 20c but would like to solve the problem of whom the earliest ancestor was (see below)

Earliest known ancestor with this surname:
Thomas FRANKLIN, whose occupation on his daughter's marriage certificate in 1850 is given as Mason. His daughter, Elizabeth, was born in Bisley.

Other information:
Elizabeth FRANKLIN married Charles CANTER at the Baptist Chapel, Stroud, GLS on 24 Nov 1850 and they lived in Minchinhampton for a while. Then all trace of them vanishes! Andy's ggrandfather Harry was born at The Bourne, Stroud in 1844.
Research Queries
A family memorial - Commonwealth War Graves
pink button HARDY (also HARDEY)

Ann's ancestors through gg grandmother Martha HARDY who married William Henry SMITHIES
Ann's Short Pedigree

County & Country of habitation: CHS and LAN, ENG
Villages and towns ancestors lived in: Ashley, Bowdon & Dunham, CHS + Davyhulme & Salford, LAN
Period of interest: Before 1720 to 1891

Earliest known ancestor with this surname:
John HARDY, probably the son of Henry, who married Martha FLETCHER at Bowdon, CHS on 6 Sep 1754. In 1813 their son John was of Dunham Farm (now Home Farm), Dunham Massey, CHS

Other information:
John HARDY (b. Dunham and bap at Bowdon in 1813) was farming his 71 acres in Ashley in 1861, but the family was not in the village by 1871. He and his wife Sarah (nee CALDERBANK) had at least 13 children.

Also see:
Picture Gallery : Cheshire - Bowdon, St. Mary's Church. With description of Bowdon from Charles Balshaw's Stranger's Guide & Complete Directory to Altrincham, 1855
Research Queries
pink button HARGREAVES & Variants

Ann's ancestors through 4x g grandmother Martha HARGREAVES, daughter of Lawrence, who married Matthew STEAD

County & Country of habitation: YKS, ENG
Village and town ancestors and their relatives lived in: Tong and Bradford
Period of interest: <1600 - 1860 approx

Earliest known ancestor with this surname:
John HARGREAVES who married Alice WOOD at St James Church, Tong, YKS on 11 Dec 1621.
pink button HATTON

Ann descends from two families with this surname, through her grandmother, Ethel Lily HATTON, and her great grandmother Jane HATTON. The families are linked by time, occupation and place, but no relationship has been proved.
Ann's Short Pedigree

County & Country of habitation: DBY & LEI, ENG
Villages and towns ancestors and their relatives lived in: Melbourne, Ticknall, Derby & Matlock Bath, DBY + Packington, Staunton Harold & Breedon on the Hill, LEI. One branch moved to Nuthall, NTT. HATTONs have also been identified in Hartshorn, DBY and Ashby de la Zouch, LEI.

Period of interest: 1750 - present in Melbourne & Ticknall; aft 1855 in Derby. Would like to trace HATTONs before 1700.

Earliest known ancestor with this surname:
Robert HATTON who married Sarah KYDEAR at Packington, LEI on 2 May 1768 (grandmother's family)
William HATTON of Staunton who married Mary Knifeton at Markfield, LEI on 9 April 1723 (g grandmother's family).

Other information:
The occupations were varied: bank messenger, cordwainer, farmer, gardener, labourer, market gardener and tailor.
In 1907 Thomas HATTON of Derby left his mother's family Bible to his daughter Agnes Ann GASKIN, then living in Derby. The whereabouts of this Bible is unknown, but it may contain details of the HATTONs - or it may relate to the HAYS family.
Also listed in Research Queries
Melbourne Church. See Picture Gallery - Derbyshire
pink button HAWKSWORTH

Andy's ancestors through gg grandmother Sophia HAWKSWORTH who married George EXELL
Andy's Short Pedigree

Town, County & Country of habitation: Shinfield, BRK
Period of interest: 1750 - 1870

Earliest known ancestor with this surname:
John A HAWKSWORTH who married Miriam BARBER at Shinfield in 1790. Two generations of this family have been identified so far.
Picture Gallery: Berkshire - a picture of Shinfield Church
pink button HAYWARD

Andy's ancestors through gg grandmother Mary HAYWARD who was married to Thomas DARKE
Andy's Short Pedigree

County & Country of habitation: DEV, ENG
Villages and towns ancestors lived in: Barnstaple & Bishops Tawton
Period of interest: <1797

Earliest known ancestor with this surname: James HAYWARD who married Mary BLAKE on 14 Dec 1797 in Barnstaple. He was a soldier.

Research Queries
pink button HOBBIS (also HOBBES)

Andy's ancestors through ggrandmother Mira HOBBIS
Andy's Short Pedigree

County & Country of habitation: BRK, ENG
Villages and towns ancestors and their relatives lived in: East Hagbourne, East & West Hendred, Grove & Wantage. Many of the burials for this family were in Ardington, BRK.
Period of interest: 17c - 19c in BRK, though interested in any of this surname.

Earliest known ancestor:
John and Mary HOBB[I]S (bu. 1698) who lived in Grove, parish of Wantage.

Other information
More than one branch of this family emigrated to the USA in the last century.
Derbyshire's Parishes, 1811 mentions Thomas Hobbes, 'the celebrated philosopher and free-thinker'. (Quote from: 'Topographical and Historical Account of Derbyshire' by D & S Lysons (1817)) Look under Hault Hucknall (H)
Ault Hucknall church. Picture Gallery, Derbyshire
Our Picture Gallery has photographs of East Hagbourne and Ardington
pink button HOOL[E]

Ann's ancestors through gg grandmother Elizabeth HOOLE
Ann's Short Pedigree

Country & County of habitation: DBY, ENG
Villages and towns ancestors and their relatives lived in: Alfreton and S. Normanton
Period of interest: 18th & 19th century

Earliest known ancestor with this surname: Edward HOOLE who married Elizabeth SMEDLEY 4 Aug 1785 in Alfreton.

Other information:

Elizabeth HOOLE married William BRYON and they farmed at Shirland Lodge, Shirland, DBY and her father, Edward HOOLE, died there although he is buried at St. Martin's Church, Alfreton. Some of Edward HOOLE's descendants (through the male line) lived at Hazlewood, Heage, Duffield and Windley, DBY.

There were HOOLE's in the area earlier than the dates I have given, but at present there is no proven link to them.
Sources - navigate to GOONS as there is a HOOLE One Name Study
pink button IRELAND

Andy's ancestors through g grandmother Harriet IRELAND
Andy's Short Pedigree

County & Country of habitation: GLS, ENG
Villages and towns ancestors lived in: Painswick & Stroud
Period of interest: 18th & 19th century

Earliest known ancestor:
David IRELAND, a cloth worker, who married Mary ROGERS on 21 Feb 1819 at Miserden, GLS (St Andrew's Church).

Other information:
Although David IRELAND was baptised at Painswick to Thomas and Mary IRELAND, no marriage has been found for them and it is likely that one of the parents names was incorrectly recorded - a busy Christmas day of baptisms in 1796!

Four photographs of Painswick
pink button KEAT(E)

Andy's ancestors through 6xg grandmother Mary KEATE

County & Country of habitation: BRK, ENG
Villages and towns ancestors lived in: East Hagbourne
Period of interest: Late 17th and early 18th century

Earliest known ancestor:
Benjamin & Susannah KEATE, both buried at St Andrew's Church, East Hagbourne in 1708.
pink button LEATHER

Ann's ancestors through gg grandmother Sarah Anne LEATHER who married James HARDY
Ann's Short Pedigree

County & Country of habitation: Davyhulme, LAN
Villages and towns ancestors lived in: Urmston & Davyhulme (Barton Upon Irwell) & Salford, LAN
Period of interest: 1790 - 1870 +

Earliest known ancestor with this surname: Richard LEATHER of Urmston who married Mary Hill at Manchester Cathedral in 1786. His son Richard, a farmer, married Ann ROGERS.

Other information:
Sources - navigate to GOONS as there is a LEATHER One Name Study
pink button LEWIS

Ann's ancestors through ggrandmother Martha LEWIS who married first Richard LEWIS at Llanllwchaiarn and secondly George SWAIN at Newtown, MGY.
Ann's Short Pedigree

County & Country of habitation: MGY, WLS
Villages and towns ancestors lived in: Mochdre and Newtown
Period of interest: <1805 - Aft 1861

Earliest known ancestor with this surname:
Edward LEWIS who married Maria WOOLLEY on 6 May 1805 at Mochdre. Edward's occupation was given as gardener on his daughter's marriage certificate - her second marriage.

Also see:
Picture Gallery, Wales : Mochdre, Montgomeryshire - St. Asaph's parish church, with trades directory quotes
pink button MASSEY

Ann's ancestors through 3xg grandmother Martha MASSEY

County & Country of habitation: LAN, ENG
Villages and towns ancestors lived in: Heaton Norris, with baptisms at Stockport, Didsbury and Heaton Norris
Period of interest: <1750 - 1881

Martha married Hugh MOTTRAM at Manchester Cathedral in 1828. She was one of the descendants of William MASSEY of Heaton Norris, who died Jan 1791, through her father Joseph. Most of his descendants have been identified to 1881.

Also interested in Ann MASSEY nee PICKFORD, bap Stockport 1823 and who moved to Macclesfield with her husband, Joseph, a reed maker, and sons (Joseph Massey's parents were George and Elizabeth, née SMITHIES).
pink button MOTTRAM

Ann's ancestors through gg grandmother Martha Ann MOTTRAM who married Jonathan SMITHIES
Ann's Short Pedigree

County & Country of habitation: LAN, ENG
Villages and towns ancestors and their relatives lived in: Burnage, Didsbury, Heaton Norris / Heaton Chapel, Salford and Wilmslow
Period of interest: 1700 - 1890

Earliest known ancestor with this surname:
Hugh MOTTRAM of Burnage, tanner, who married firstly Hannah TOPP in Alderley in 1748 and then Mary TAYLOR at Manchester Cathedral in 1756. Hugh is a Christian name that crops up in every generation of my MOTTRAM ancestors. The occupations of the menfolk were varied: yeoman farmer, husbandman, publican, tanner, banker and labourer. Hugh MOTTRAM's sister Martha, married Vincent LEWIS at Condover, SAL in 1754.

Other information:

See the onsite transcript for Burnage from the Lancashire Directory, 1858 Volume III
1841 census for Matlock, DBY, ENG, has MOTTRAM entries though they are not related to my own line.
The Matlock MOTTRAMS are also found in other Matlock census returns and MI's
pink button NAPPER

Andy's ancestors through g grandmother Mira HOBBIS
Andy's Short Pedigree

County & Country of habitation: BRK, ENG
Villages and towns ancestors lived in: East Hagbourne, West Hagbourne and Appleford
Period of interest: 19th century and before

Earliest known ancestor with this surname:
John NAPPER of Appleford who died in 1805.

Picture Gallery : Photographs of East Hagbourne

pink button NEWTON

Ann's ancestors

County & Country of habitation: DBY, ENG
Villages and towns ancestors and their relatives lived in: South Wingfield and surrounding villages
Period of interest: Bef 1600 - 1850+

Earliest known ancestor with this surname:
William NEWTON of Oakerthorpe, South Wingfield who died about 1650 is Ann's 9 x g grandfather.
His eldest daughter Anne or Anna, married Roland SUDBURY, a yeoman, at South Wingfield in 1625. They lived at Cotes Park, Alfreton.
A younger daughter, Alice (Ann's 8 x g grandmother) married Richard SUDBURY of Ufton Hall.
William's grand daughter married Imanuel HALTON.

Other information:
See SUDBURY below

pink button NUTTALL

Ann's ancestors through 3 x ggrandmother Sarah NUTTALL who married John CLAY
Ann's Short Pedigree

County & Country of habitation: DBY, ENG
Villages and towns ancestors lived in: Matlock, Ashover and possibly Darley and Youlgreave
Period of interest: <1740 - 1880

Earliest known ancestor with this surname/ other information:
Sarah and her sister Elizabeth were both born in Matlock. Their parents were Henry NUTTALL, son of George and Elizabeth (formerly TAYLOR nee BUTLER), and his wife Mary (nee SHARP) who were married at Darley on 16 Dec 1782.

Of interest, but not yet proven link is to the Nuttall whose estate was contested
The Great Matlock Will Case - see the Court Report
100th anniversary newspaper article
Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire, 1891: Ashover | Darley | Youlgreave
Matlock web site
Some NUTTALL family MIs are on in the Matlock section of this web site
pink button PAGE

Andy's ancestors through ggrandmother Elizabeth Ann PAGE
Andy's Short Pedigree

County & Country of habitation: BRK, ENG
Villages and towns ancestors lived in: Frawley and Reading.
Period of interest: 18th & 19th century

Earliest known ancestor with this surname:
Joseph PAGE, who married Hannah CROKER 29 Mar 1827 in Reading.

Other information:
Not much is known of this family at present.
pink button PAINTER

Andy's ancestors through gg grandmother Martha PAINTER who married Henry ANDREWS
Andy's Short Pedigree

Town, County & Country of habitation: Blewbury and Woolstone, BRK & Chalgrove, OXF, ENG
Period of interest: 1800 - 1850

Earliest known ancestor with this surname:
George PAINTER (1800 - 1873) a grocer/shopkeeper, baker and farmer, who married Amy WELLS at Ardington in 1826. Three generations of this family have been identified so far.
pink button PARSLEY

Andy's ancestors through g grandmother Elizabeth PARSLEY
Andy's Short Pedigree

County & Country of habitation: DEV, ENG
Villages and towns ancestors lived in: Barnstaple, Pilton and Sherwill
Period of interest: <1720 - >1891

Earliest known ancestor with this surname:
John PARSLEY who married Ann JOCE at Sherwill on 12 May 1754.

Other information:
We read in a dictionary of English surnames that Parsley is linked to Parslow and Parsloe, though not to the surname Paisley (as some have suggested).
pink button PICKSTONE & Variants

Ann's ancestors through 4 x g grandmother Sarah PICKSTONE, who married John CALDERBANK at Manchester Cathedral, LAN on 18 Feb 1800

County & Country of habitation: CHS and LAN, ENG
Villages and towns ancestors lived in: Bowdon (Sinderland) and Altrincham
Period of interest: Before 1690 to 1881

Earliest proven ancestor with this surname:
Richard BICKSTON of Bowdon who died in 1672.

Also see:
Picture Gallery : Cheshire - Bowdon, St. Mary's Church. With description of Bowdon from Charles Balshaw's Stranger's Guide & Complete Directory to Altrincham, 1855
pink button ROGERS

Both of us have ROGERS ancestors, but they lived in different parts of England and are unconnected.

1. Andy's ancestors through gg grandmother Mary ROGERS who married David IRELAND
Andy's Short Pedigree

County & Country of habitation: GLS, ENG
Villages and towns ancestors lived in: Miserden and Painswick.
Period of interest: late 17th - early 18th century

Earliest known ancestor with this surname:
John ROGERS, who married Hannah SHEWELL on 15 Oct 1792 at Miserden, GLS (St Andrew's Church).

2. Ann's ancestors through 3xg grandmother Ann ROGERS who married Richard LEATHER

County & Country of habitation: LAN, ENG.
Villages and towns ancestors lived in: Davyhulme - baptisms at Flixton and Eccles.
Period of interest: late 17th - late 19th century.

Earliest known ancestor with this surname:
William ROGERS, whom I now believe married Ellen Jones at Eccles 1762.
pink button ROLL(E)

Andy's ancestors through 5x g grandmother Sarah Rolle who married Roger DARKE
Andy's Short Pedigree

County & Country of habitation: DEV, ENG
Villages and towns ancestors lived in: Holsworthy, Meeth
Period of interest: 1600 - 1800

Earliest known ancestor with this surname:
Maurice ROLLE and Mary UNKNOWN who were married at Meeth on 3 Jan 1655.

Other information:
See ROLLE DARKE below
pink button ROLLE DARKE

County & Country of habitation: DEV & CON, ENG - also found in LON and BRK.
Andy's Short Pedigree

Following the marriage Sarah ROLL(E) and Roger DARKE in Feb 1722/3 it has been common for the name Rolle to appear as the second given name to male DARKEs. At present not all males who bore the name Rolle DARKE can be proved to be descendants of Sarah and Roger, though it is likely that they are. We should like to hear from you if you have an ancestor or relative who has this combination of names.

Other information:
See DARKE and ROLL(E) above
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Ann's ancestors through mother
Ann's Short Pedigree

County & Country of habitation: CHS & LAN, ENG
Villages and towns ancestors and their relatives lived in: Macclesfield and Stockport, CHS + Heaton Norris/Heaton Chapel and Salford, LAN
Period of interest: <1800 - present

Earliest known ancestor with this surname:

Joseph SMITHIES (b.1799/1800), a mechanic - although when he died in 1858 he was described as a joiner. He was married to Mary PICKFORD (nee HOPWOOD), who outlived him. He and Mary were married before civil registration began, but at present no marriage has been found. They would have married in the Heaton Norris area.

Male SMITHIES ancestors married into the HARDY, HOPWOOD, MOTTRAM and WALKER families and female SMITHIES ancestors into CLAY family.

Our Picture Gallery - family Commonwealth War Graves
Smithies Surname The first four and a half years of Births, Marriages and Deaths registered in England and Wales (Sep 1837 - Dec 1841)
Smithies Casualties of War, WW1 & WW2
SMITHIES Surname : Wills Index, probate information up to 1905
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Ann's ancestors through gg grandmother Rhoda Dorcas STEAD who married Benjamin Lewis WALKER
Ann's Short Pedigree

County & Country of habitation: YKS, ENG
Villages and towns ancestors and their relatives lived in: Lordship of Tong, on the outskirts of Bradford. Also North Bierley and Bradford
Period of interest: < 1500 - 1900

Earliest proven ancestor with this surname:
Robert STEAD, husbandman, of the Lordship of Tong within the parish of Birstall who died in April 1572 leaving his wife Agnes and three children, Roberte, Richarde and Mary.

Other information:
There were STEADs living in the Lordship of Tong from at least the middle of the 1500's and there are a great many entries for the surname in the parish registers. Their occupations ranged from farmer, cornmiller, cordwainer, tanner to clothier and woolstapler; some of them were Churchwardens. Amongst the gravestones in the churchyard of St. James Church, Tong is that of my 4 x great grandfather, Richard STEAD of Tong (1681 - 1757); the inscription is is still readable today.

Stead-Steed ONS
Beauchief - Kelly's 1891 Directory. Although not related to my own research, one family of STEADE, who changed their name, lived at Beauchief Abbey
Beauchief Prœmonstratensian Abbey, 1727 includes a pedigree for this family
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Ann's ancestors through gg grandmother Sarah Ann SUDBURY who married Walter ELLIOTT
Ann's Short Pedigree

County & Country of habitation: DBY, ENG
Villages and towns ancestors and their relatives lived in: Belper, Derby, Horsley and South Wingfield
Period of interest: Bef 1600 - 1850+

Earliest known ancestor with this surname:
Richard SUDBURY of Maplebeck, NTT. There is a marriage from him, to Elizabeth Fox, at Maplebeck in 1581. His descendant, Richard, married Alice NEWTON and the lived at Ufton Hall, South Wingfield.
Relationship to Roland SUDBURY, a yeoman of Cotes Park, Alfreton, who married Anna NEWTON at South Wingfield in 1625 cannot be proved at present, apart from through his wife.

Other information:
Another family with this surname were living in Ilkeston in the 18th & 19th centuries and one branch moved to Bonsall.

Kelly's 1891 Directory of Bonsall | Horsley | South Wingfield
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Ann's ancestors through g grandmother Margaret Jane who married Randolph WALKER
Ann's Short Pedigree

Country & County of habitation of habitation: MGY, WLS
Villages and towns ancestors and their relatives lived in: Berriew, Township of Trustewelin, Bettws, and Newtown.

Period of interest <1650 - 1925
Earliest known ancestor with this surname: Abraham SWAIN, who married Ann COLEY.

Other information:
Great Aunt Fanny SWAIN assisted with weddings at Gretna Green in the early part of the twentieth century. One of Margaret Jane's half brother's, David, moved to Brockton, SAL.
Margaret Jane and her husband lived for several years at Bonsall.
View three postcards of Bonsall Cross

Sources - navigate to GOONS as there is a SWAIN One Name Study
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Both of us have ancestors with this surname, but they came from different parts of England and are unconnected.

1. Andy's ancestors through 3x ggrandmother Ann TAYLER who married James ANDREWS
Andy's Short Pedigree

County & Country of habitation: BRK, ENG
Villages and towns ancestors/relatives lived in: East Hagbourne
Period of interest: 1730 - 1850

Earliest known ancestor with this surname:
William Tayler of Compton (d. 1777) who was married to Ann Unknown.

Other information:
Henry TAYLER (d. 1837) 'for thirty years filled the office of Clerk to this Parish' - Gravestone, St Andrews Church, East Hagbourne.

Our Picture Gallery has photographs of East Hagbourne

2. Ann's ancestors through the marriage of Hugh MOTTRAM of Burnage, tanner, and Mary TAYLOR at Manchester Cathedral in 1756

Country & County of habitation of habitation: LAN, ENG
Villages and towns ancestors and their relatives lived in: Burnage and Heaton Norris
Period of interest < 1680 - about 1740

Earliest known ancestor with this surname:
John TAYLOR of Heaton Norris who was buried at St. James, Didsbury on 10 Dec 1715.

See the onsite transcript for Burnage from the Lancashire Directory, 1858 Volume III
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Ann's ancestors through grandmother Daisy Eveline WALKER who married James Hardy SMITHIES
Ann's Short Pedigree

Country of habitation of habitation: ENG
Villages and towns ancestors and their relatives lived in:
About 1800 - 1920 Pudsey, Bradford & Tong, YKS
1837 - 1855 Clayton West, YKS
1880 - 1940 + Bonsall, incl. Slaley, DBY, then Salford, LAN. Daisy was born and lived for several years at Bonsall, near Bonsall Cross.

Earliest known ancestor with this surname:
Jeremiah WALKER who was buried at Fulneck. His wife was possibly Martha STOCKS

Other information:
Great grandfather Randolph WALKER was born in Bradford. His parents were Benjamin Lewis WALKER, a worsted overlooker, who married Rhoda Dorcas STEAD; they lived for a long time at Clayton West. B L WALKER was born in Pudsey in 1811 and baptised Tong St. James.

Pictures and further details of this family can be found in our Picture Gallery (Derbyshire), under Bonsall and Slaley
Kelly's 1891 Directory of Bonsall
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Andy's ancestors through 3xg grandmother Amy WELLS who married George PAINTER at Ardington in 1826
Andy's Short Pedigree

Town, County & Country of habitation: Ardington and Blewbury, BRK & Chalgrove, OXF, ENG
Period of interest: 1750 - 1850

Earliest known ancestor with this surname:
John Michael WELLS who married Elizabeth MALLAM at Ardington in 1791. Three generations of this family have been identified so far.

Photographs of Ardington
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Ann's ancestors through gg grandmother Elizabeth YARWOOD who married Robert HATTON
Ann's Short Pedigree

County & Country of habitation: LEI, ENG
Villages and towns ancestors and their relatives lived in: Shepshed, Castle Donnington and Coleorton
Period of interest: 1600 - 1890

Earliest known ancestor with this surname:
Richard YARWOOD (who married Alice GAMBLE at Shepshed on 26 Dec 1716) was the son of John YARWOOD of Shepshed and probably the grandson of Jervase Yarwood of Shepshed who died in 1670, though this last is unproven.

Other information:

The above Richard YARWOOD was born about 1685 and was a weaver. His brother was Gervase YARWOOD (1672 - 1759) of Coleorton who was married to Elizabeth (nee BOULTBEE). The YARWOOD's lived in the village of Shepshed until the 1840's. Although the family lived in Leicestershire for several centuries, by the 1881 census there was only one person with the surname left living in the county; she was Ann (formerly BEXON) who was the second wife of another Richard YARWOOD, gg grandmother Elizabeth's father. Ann was then 81 years old.

* Gervase and Elizabeth YARWOOD are mentioned in the BOULTBEE Family History
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