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Matlock & Matlock Bath Pedigrees & Coats of Arms
Published and Previously Unpublished Pedigrees of Matlock Families & Coats of Arms


From Arkwright to Wolley.
Pedigrees provided for some of the movers and shakers of Derbyshire Society
and of families who lived in the Matlocks for many generations.
  • Pedigrees (just some of the pedigrees of families associated with Matlock and District, with additional information)
  • Coats of Arms

Pedigrees
Family of ARKWRIGHT (of Willersley) - published in Bryan's "History"[1]
This is the pedigree of Sir Richard Arkwright, one of the key people in Britain's Industrial Revolution. There is another pedigree in Hunter's "Hallamshire".

Also see: Fitton, R.S. (1989) The Arkwrights, Spinners of Fortune Manchester University Press ISBN 0/7190/2646/6 pp.308-311 for an ancestor chart drawn up by the author.
No arms Pedigree of Bowne of Matlock, descending from John Boune and his wife Troth
*New*
Family of LEACROFT - published in Bryan's "History"[1]
*New*
Family of NIGHTINGALE - published in Bryan's "History"[1]
The ancestors of Florence Nightingale, "The Lady with the Lamp".
No arms Mr. Geo. NUTTALL of Matlock - Derby LS Library Ref. 8022, p.163
One of the Ince pedigrees, showing his descent from Nuttall and Eyre of Birchover
Family of WOLLEY of Allen Hill, Matlock - published in Bryan's "History"[1]
Showing how they descended from the family at Riber. It includes Mr. Adam Wolley of Matlock Bath who, in his Will, gave his collection of Manuscripts to the British Museum
Family of WOLLEY of Darley Abbey - published in Bryan's "History"[1]
Descendants of the Wolleys of Allen Hill
Family of WOLLEY of Ryber - published in Bryan's "History"[1]
From the time of King Henry III to the 17th century
Arms
Coats of Arms of Matlock Families, 1817 and before
ARKWRIGHT, DEANE, FERNE, LEACROFT, NIGHTINGALE, SNITTERTON, STEVENSON, WOLLEY


Copies of the pedigrees above may also be obtained from both County Hall Local Studies at Matlock (now part of the Record Office) and Derby Local Studies Library.
Contacting the Libraries

This list is incomplete.
Please email me with either additional surnames or pedigrees if they appear in old books and can be scanned.

You may also be interested in the transcripts of Ince's Pedigrees. Thomas Ince collected notes from a variety of sources, including family bibles and word of mouth, about families in and around Wirksworth which is where he worked as a solicitor for many years. Not all of his informants gave him accurate information. Ince moved eventually to Wakefield. The hand written originals are at Derby LSL and were in a notebook, though no longer are. Photocopies are available from the LSL as above.
Transcripts of Ince's Pedigrees are published elsewhere on the Internet


[1]Details about Benjamin Bryan's book, where some of these pedigrees were published
All images © Ann Andrews