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red mail Samuel SPENCER of Belper, Derby
I am looking for the parents/baptism of Mary BANNISTER (nee SPENCER) born c1791-1799 in Belper. I believe her parents maybe Samuel and Hannah as two of her children are Samuel Spencer BANNISTER and Hannah Spencer BANNISTER. Hannah and her sister Phebe BANNISTER were both bapt in Belper at the Wesleyan Methodist during the 1820s, even though they lived at the time in Sedgley parish STS. Mary married George BANNISTER at Parish Church of Sedgley in 1818.
Ambrose Cresswell/Crussel born circa 1800 (?) father to Emma Foster (could have been a Cresswell/Crussel at some point born 1835. Emma lived in Belper 1860s and in and around Derby in 1870s.
red mail JARVIS FOSTER born Belper
Jarvis Foster b1862 Belper listed on 1881 census as wood turner, living with step mother and step father George & Mary Hill in Morledge, Derby. His mother was Emma Hill deceased (previously Foster & possibly other names) I cannot find his birth/baptism registered or an entry on 1871 census (onwards entries all known) Any information on Emma Hill also required.
red mail Joseph Hadley born 1788 in Belper, Derbyshire, England.
I'm searching for my ggg grandfather, Joseph Hadley, born around 1788 in Belper, Derbyshire, England. Joseph married Mary Ann Harper born 1794 in Wellington, Shropshire, England. We believe her parents Richard Harper & Mary Alcock and children moved to Belper around 1808 from Wellington. Joseph Hadley & Mary Ann Harper had 3 children..... Rachel Hadley born 1812 who married William Mason. Louisa Hadley born 1814 married Samuel Booth and later John Gamble. George Hadley born 1816 married Hannah Brown and with their 7 children emigrated to America/Utah from Derby in 1863. We are desperately searching for any information on Joseph Hadley, parents, and any other siblings. He is our "ENGLISH BRICK WALL". Mavis
red mail ALLEN family of Belper Derbyshire.
Can anybody tell me about the family of John Allen who was convicted at the Derby Assizes in July 1843 and transported to Norfolk Island. He was born in Belper in about 1820. His parents were Samuel Allen and Mary Elliott.
red mail George Tomlinson
I am trying to trace my ancestry, My GG grandfather John Tomlinson bn in belper abt 1842.According to his Marraige cert his father was George Tomlinson,Blacksmith.I am hopeing there is someone in belper who is able to assist me in my search as I live in Australia.John Married Mary Spencer St Pauls Parish Church Derby 13 dec 1863.
I have JOHN WILLIAM FOULKES born 1909 at Belper Derbyshire (his parents were ALBERT EDWARD FOULKES & EMILY TURNER) marrying LIZZIE LEWIS ( born 18th August 1909 died 1970 ) on the 7th June 1930 at the Belper Registry Office Their children are WILLIAM born 1931 Belper died 2011 & JEAN born 1933 Derby. LIZZIE also married LEONARD FREDERICK HICKS in 1937 at Shardlow & their children were MARGARET I Born 1937 & Kenneth born ? Is there anyone who is related to this family or know of them? Thank You E
red mail martha taylor/samuel blount
searching for anyone with information on these families blount/taylor samuel blount birth 1855 martha taylor birth 1853 three children mary ellen and elizabeth not sure of sons name I was told he was in a hospital all his adult life not sure
Looking for any info on John and Elizabeth Banks both born 1806 - mother and father of Benjamin Banks b.1828. Benjamin's siblings are John-b.1831, Elizabeth-b.1837, Herbert-b.1841. Could have 3 more siblings named Ann, Hannah and Sarah. Benjamin married Elizabeth nee Bottomley in 1850. He was 21, she was 22. Elizabeth Bottomley parents were Thomas and Rachel. If you have any info at all on these people please get in touch. Thank you.
red mail Martin family
I am researching the Martin family. Henry Martin was born c.1850 in Belper, became a butcher, married a Mary Ann and had at least 15 children. Henry's father was John Martin who was born c.1815, he was a mill superintendant/overlooker. I am struggling to find John's parents. What I would also really love to find is any photographs of my ancestors, if they exist
red mail Hallsworth
My great grandfather Frank or maybe William i believe originated from Belper, his wife Phoebe Sarah nee Butler came from round there. They had three children who were Vera, Kate and Ken, when Phoebe was thirty according to the 1911 census she was living with the girls in Derby with her family, no mention of Frank. I have absolutely nothing on Frank as yet. Phoebe went to live in Blackpool where she died in 1957, at her daughter Kates house, Phoebe was a widow at this time.
red mail Francis Jones B: 1829 Belper
I am looking for the family of Francis Jones who married Martha Sanders 1852 in Belper. Children William, Henry, Anne, Francis and Sarah Jones. Especially going back to Francis father. Also any family linking to Henry Jones his son, who married sarah Hooper (pos 1882 marriage). Also family of Agnes Payne who married Barnett Jones (Henry's Son) in July 1911
red mail John, Joseph STUART, Belper
l am trying to find any details of John Stuart he was married to Hannah, and 20th March 1825 they had a son Joseph ( my greatgreat grandfather)Joseph was christened on 3rd April 1825 at the Wesleyan Methodist church at Belper. Joseph married Elizabeth Varnham at Breedon on the Hill on 26th April 1862 when he was 27 and Elizabeth was 21, Joseph's address was Codnor and Loscoe and his job was a collier, , they had a son William who was born 18th July 1853 and then Joseph died 21st December 1854 at Ironville, any info would be greatly appriciated.
red mail Hannah Warington 1859
Searching for information about Hannah Warrington - Born 11/12/1859 to Lydia Warrington, nee Spencer in Belper workhouse. I cannot trace either her or her mother after 1861. She had a bother, James Warrington Spencer who was brought up by his uncle. Many thanks
red mail LOMAX Belper
Searching for Elizabeth Lomax and George Lomax children of Mary and Francis. On their own in 1851 Census as parents most likely died. Age 22 and 15. Any information on were they went after 1851 or any descendants. Other area were grandmother lived Allestree. Relative Hannah and William Wait (Waites)
red mail Troth family
Edward Troth b. 1806, wife Elizabeth nee Tomlinson b.1811, children Samuel b.1827, Hannah b. 1829 m. John Marsh: Charles b.1836: and Sarah b. 1839 m. Thomas Swain later lived with Thomas Cockin. Any information about this Troth family would be appreciated.
red mail Am Looking for info on Jennison's in Belper
I am looking for any information on a Jacob Jennison Christened 20th April 1699 or any info on his brother and sister Isaac Jennison Christened 28th July 1695 Hanna Jennison Christened 21st March 1696 Or any other Jennison from Belper
red mail bendall/harrison
William Bendall born 1800 in Belper. Married Jane Harrison 1822. She died 1841. He then married Elizabeth Flint in 1843(died 1845) and then Anne Smith in 1846 (died 1877). William died 1866. His parents were Moses Bendall and Mary Moseley. Is anyone else researching this family?
red mail Powlson/Rees Belper and surrounding area
I am looking for any Powlson or Rees connections in Belper. I have many names in my tree, too many to list them all. If you think you can connect, please mail me. I also have the same names in surrounding areas of Derbyshire. Thanx for reading, Lynn
red mail David Briggs b. end 1937 -Belper
David Briggs born in the last quarter of 1937 had a mother who's maiden name was Herbert. David Briggs had an older brother named George W. Briggs born in 1934 in West Derby. I'd like to know their mothers first name, or could someone let me know how I could contact one of these men. Thank you
red mail Scriven
I am looking for records of my Grandfather's half sister surname Scriven born between 1901 and around 1908. Father's name was George Henry Scriven and Mother was Rebecca nee Melbourne. They lived in Derby but George Henry was from Birmingham and Rebecca from Belper so the child could have been born in either towns.
red mail Melbourne
I am interested in hearing from anyone connected with Mebournes, Sims and Wheelers of Belper and any other names associated with them.
red mail Gill
Looking for any info on Harry Gill (b) Jan 15 1863. Wife's name Elizabeth(maiden name unsure) (b)Sept 28 1866. They had two sons born in Belper William(b)Apr 18 1888 and Gordon(b)Nov22 1889 the rest of their children were born in Ontario Canada. Harry's mothers name was Lois(b)1838 in Kilburn Derbyshire, she immigrated to Canada with her son Harry and his family in 1890.I am assuming that they sailed out of Liverpool at that time. Harry's father was possibly Matthew Gill(b)1838 Ripley Derbyshire.Lois and Matthew would be my great great grandparents If anyone has any information regarding any members or descendants of this family it would be very helpful to hear from you.
red mail HUNT and BOOTH
I would like to find any living relatives/descendants of Mabel HUNT, born 1907, in Belper who married Frederick BOOTH also of Belper. They emigrated to New Zealand in the late 1950s/early 60s. Would appreciate any information please on either of these families.
red mail William Staples et al
I would be grateful for any information and leads about my Great Grandfather William Staples who was a “nailor” in Belper during the 1840s, or for any of the following. His son John, an agricultural labourer married Louisa Bunney (late Nyman) at St Alkmund’s Duffield in June 1847. Her father was Joseph Bunney. Their witnesses were Hannah Harris and William Hancock. All gave their residence as Belper.
red mail ALLEN Abraham
Married Helen or Ellen Nightingale. Wife and children in and out of workhouse. When in work were in the Mills. Special interest SETH ALLEN who gives birthplace as both France and Belper! Did this family go to France cotton/silk/lace industry? Have tried unsuccessfully to find out so far - any tips would be appreciated.
red mail Beale Johnson
has anyone any info on Clara Eliza Beale born 1890/5 married Samuel Beale in 1911 samuel died falling down a pit shaft but i cant find which colliery died in 1929 aged 39 lived in belper 1915 when my mother edna wendy was born
red mail Litchfield family Belper
My grandmother, Eliza Norman (nee Litchfield), born 1871, was the daughter of Henry Litchfield, a drayman on the Midland Railway. His wife was also Eliza (nee Brown) born in 1838 (Heage ?) and at some time in service in Stockport. I should be most grateful for info about any of the above or their relations.Thanks, David.
red mail Ging _ StaniforthI
I should be grateful for any info about my grandmother Jane Staniforth (nee Ging) born in Sweden 1863, married Albert Augustus Staniforth in 1888 and died in 1922. Her sister Helen became Mrs Marshall and had 5(?) children. She also had another sister Marion (Mary Ann?) known as Polly.
red mail Branson Branston
Any info on the Branston's or Branson's of Long Row Belper and death of Elizebeth Branston 190?
James William Knifton married Sarah Helen Russell
JAMES WILLIAM KNIFTON born 1861 Ashbourne died 1910 married SARAH JANE RUSSELL born 1868 Lichfield died 1930 in 1889 at Derby. Their children were: (1)HARRY born 1895 Belper died 1965 married WINIFRED WILLIAMS (2)EVA born 1890 Belper died 1960 married WILFRED JOSEPH ALTON. (3)FRANK born 1893 Belper died 1961 married ESTHER MARION SMITH. (4)JOHN born 1896 Belper, died 1965 married CONNIE PREBBLE (5)FLORRIE born 1898 Belper died 1970 married JOHN BRIDGES. Anyone searching these names? E
I am researching the William (1807-1884) and Charlotte (1806-1871) Harrison family of Holbrook near Belper. In the 1841 and 1861 census William was a farmer living at Holbrook. His family consisted of John (b1831) Mary (b 1833) Rodger (b 1834) Catherine (b 1839) Henry William (b1845) Elizabeth (b 1847) and Charlotte (b 1850). In the 1871 census William was living at Holbrook Moor with his wife Charlotte and children William and Charlotte. I the 1881 census he was a widower living with his son William and his wife Sarah at Holbrook Moor. I am interested in particular in his daughter Catherine, who married Robert Gowland in Thirsk Yorkshire in 1865. Catherine died in 1875 at Belper according to official records, but most likely with her family at Holbrook, leaving two children Roger and Kate. Her husband Robert remarried Rebecca Stanhope (b1839 at Crich) and emigrated with the children to Maryborough Queensland Australia in 1878. Kate was my wife's grandmother. Any information on the family appreciated.
red mail riley
any information regarding Sarah Anne Waterfall married William Riley- daughter Vera & son Herbet. Vera married Ronald Hunt of Belper.
red mail Gaffaney, Susan
Died in belper, 12/12/1861.looking for grave site.Husband Thomas not yet found death cert. but he died after 1867.
red mail Belper
Looking for Sampson and Jane Daws who died in the mid 1800s.
red mail GLEW
Searching for Joseph and Sarah (Wright) Glew and parents. He was born in Belper in 1794, married in Duffield, child William Glew christened at Heage; family emigrated to USA in 1819.
red mail clamp
any details of,clemantine,ada,arthur and ellen,the aboves childrens father was john clamp mother ellen hartstone,area could be either staffordshire or belper in derbyshire
red mail OSBISTON
However spelt- this name seems to be based around mid-Derbyshire, especially HAZLEWOOD in the 19th century but SUTTON, HULLAND and BRADLEY in the 17th and 18th. My own line comes through a MILLICIENT OSBASTON of Hulland who had an illegitimate son JOHN by GERMAINE HARRISON in 1714. Anyone with possible connections is welcome to contact me. Barbara
Whiskin of Belper
I am researching the WHISKIN family. William (b1832) and Jane SHARP (b1837) lived in Alpine Cottage on Windmill Lane in Belper from about 1870 until at least 1903. Jane died c1895. William died in 1903 leaving a daughter, Henrietta. I have not been able to find her after that date. She was 34 at the time of her fathers death.
red mail Walters
Samuel Walters, openwoodgate
hitchcock, knowles, lauder, day
my grm. Mary Hitchcock,(known as Polly) was the eldest daughter , her mother, believed to be Lucy Hitchcock, nee knowles, died in childbirth of youngest child Lenard. Family lived in or around Belper. Mary worked in Strutts Thread mill. Other siblings were Ruth, Frank, Thomas, Walter and others. Mary married Wm Lauder, immigrated to Canada early 1900'a Wm's mother maiden name believed to be Day. Lenards sons are Lawrence and Ronald. Mary(Polly) had 11 children, most born in Canada. I am interested in tracing family that remained in England, Marys sisters and bros, as well as Wm's. He had bro victor and sisters bertha, and Isabelle and theresa.Lauder family originally from near Glasgow.
red mail Tomlinson Family, Belper
Initially from Sedgley, Staffs my great grandfather Robert Tomlinson lived in Belper from c1866 until c1890. He married Sarah Ann Wheatley, daughter of Thomas and Martha Wheatley in 1868. They moved from Belper to Heanor, Derbyshire around 1890. I am particularly interested in finding any records of his son William who was born in 1870. I know that he did not move to Heanor with them and possibly got married and stayed in Belper.
red mail Attenborough Family
Searching for records of my family - currently back to William my ggg grandfather born 1806. Any knowledge pre 1806 ?
red mail hanstock
I am looking for Thomas Hanstock born around 1809 in Belper
Belper Hatfields in Utah USA
during my research, it has come to my notice that I may have relatives in Utah USA, due to John hatfield and Elizabeth Beard taking their family there, if anyone can advise or inform me of any truth is this I would be very grateful Sylvia
red mail Jane Langley
Her Married name was Jane Langley shown in the 1841 Census she was than 70 years old. When and where was she married and what was her Husbands name.
red mail Alexander, The Cedars
The Alexander family lived at The Cedars, green Lane ,Belper between the wars. William Alexander worked for Fenton Bros Cutlery mfrs in Sheffield. wife Helen (both Scots). They had 3 children William, Helen & Margaret. who were all born 1899-1904 They must have been in school and possibly married in Belper. I would dearly like any information about the family as they were my mother`s half siblings, but we do not have any information on their whereabouts after 1935, when William and Helen seperated.
Seeking any ROLLINSONS with a Belper connection.
William lived 112 Old Chester rd.1n1881 Had 4 children and a nephew living with him. The children were Louisa,George Frank,and Catherine. My grandfather was Walter Leigh aged 4.If I could get any leads on any of the Allsop family I would love to hear from them. Thank you
red mail Meakin, Derbyshire
Looking for relatives of Frank Meakin who lived in Roper Street, Belper in early 70's. He had a sister, Fanny Meakin who married Thomas Brown - they also lived in Roper Street in early 70's. There were other siblings and I have more names in my Tree. Any help would be appreciated !
red mail Meakin family Holbrook Road/The Fleet/The High Street
My great grandparents Thomas Meakin and Elizabeth Handley Meakin married in 1918.They were 2nd cousins.Their parents were Samuel and Mary Alice(nee Smith) and William Swain and Sarah Ann(nee Jessop)Thomas had 2 brothers Joseph and Samuel and Elizabeth had a sister Berth Agnes who i believe married a Walker.if anyone knows anything about these familys please let me know.They lived in the holbrook road area of belper and the Fleet from the early part of the 1900's to at least the 1960's
red mail woolley/staniforth family
william spencer woolley b.1873 married mary ann staniforth 1895 at milford. had 3 sons arther, lesley and fredrick and a daughter nancy b.1918.Nancy married Thomas Meakin 1937 at belper.if anyone knows anything ,however small about any of this family .please contact me.i would love to hear from any decendants.
Thomas Grawthorne Photo
I am trying to find information on Thomas Grawthorne born in Belper in 1804. I would also love to have a copy of any photo's available for him and his family.
red mail The Scotches, Belper
We're searching for any historical information and photographs relating to The Scotches in Belper. We have been living here for a number of years now and have found it difficult to discover the history relating to the cottages and site other than part of it was built as mill workers cottages for the Strutt estate - grateful for any additional info!
red mail Tompson/Thompson -Raven - Ward - Towers - Freggleton
Looking for any information relative to Tompson/Thompson marriages: Tompson & Ward - Castle Donington, Tompson & Freggleton - Castle Donington, Tompson & Towers - Hanbury or Burton-upon-Trent, Tompson & Raven - Hartshorne, Date range: 1775-1815
Belper Emigrants
Extract from the Derby Mercury dated 28th July 1830 . A large party of emigrants from the neighbourhood of Belper have left for Liverpool on their way to America. Some went by canal boat from Derby ,others on foot a total of 102. .
red mail Attenborough in Belper
I have an ancestor with the intriguing name of Myrm Attenborough, b. circa 1860 Belper, parents possibly John and Maria Attenborough. She is missing from the BMD indexes I have searched. She later married a Charles Halksworth from Beeley. Any nibbles out there?
red mail Bacon /Ride & Thorpe/ Attenborough
Thank you to the two vixen cubs who resoponded to my last query, due to that now looking for Edward Bacon Bn. Circa 1804 and his family,also the Ride family, William M. 1853 to Sarah Bacon, & who was the Sarah that married John Bacon in 1854, there also may be Thorpe and Attenborough connection ? Tony
Looking for anyone who might have the same ancestry line. Walter Sims b. 1849 Belper who married Margaret Anne Thompson b. 1850 Stanton. Marriage 1869. They immigrated to the United States in February 1889. Walter's Father's name was James Sims. I believe James stayed in England.
Help wanted to find Samuel Hunt born c1819 Belper Derbyshire, he married a Sarah Wood/Nood or Mood and had Samuel born 1842 in Ripley, sub district of Belper, Derbyshire. This is driving me mad! :)
Joseph Blackham
My G Grandfather JOSEPH BLACKHAM was born 1801 in Belper he died 8/4/1880 at Toadmoor Ambergate Derbyshire he married a ANN HARRISON 20/8/1821 at Wirksworth Derbyshire, Ann was born in 1804 at Heage Derbyshire to JOHN HARRISON & ANNE ? she died 1st May 1888 at Toadmoor, Heage, Derbyshire. Anyone researching this family I have a large Blackham tree I am happy to share. Thank You E
red mail Martin family of Mount Pleasant Farm
Tracing details on the Martin family who lived at Mount Pleasant Farm, Belper Lane. Does anyone remember Henry, his wife Mary, their son John Henry or his son Thomas Edward.
red mail Blackham, Watson, Taylor, Hawksley and Norman families
Looking for any information on the Blackham, Watson, Taylor, Hawksley and Norman families of Belper or combinations of same.
Iron men of Belper (nailers)
I am looking for a copy of a book I believe to be called "Iron men of Belper" about the nailers - which I believe my great-great-great(?) father-in-law was one. I do not know the author but I know the book is now out of print. - I would appreciate any help in this matter - thanks!
red mail Hawkins - Baynham
I'm searching for the marriage of my great grandparents Judith Hawkins and Richard Baynham, or any information related to Hawkins. Judith was born in Upper Lane, Belper on 20th Nov 1856 and Richard in Littledean, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire on 17th August 1851. They travelled to various coal mining areas working as pit sinker and "miner's landlady". Any information would be useful. Many thanks, Frank.
red mail Wigley
Looking for parentage of Henry Wigley b.1851 Belper, m.Sarah Ann Hunt in 1868. Any inf.appreciated.
Researching the Bearsdleys of Belper <1820.
red mail Belper - Ambergate
I am looking for information on John Blackham, a gunsmith from Ambergate (near Belper). He was the father of Mary Ann Blackham (born c.1840 in Heage) who married William Severn in 1867 in Belper. Their daughter, Mary Emma Severn, was born in Ambergate/Belper in 1868.
red mail blackham
Family found in Belper, Dudley and Rotherham would love to hear from anyone who is researching this family name
red mail SADLER
Researching the SADLER family of the Cow Hill and Canada areas of Belper.
red mail Ryde
Lydia Ryde born Belper 1878. Any info welcome. Thanks :-)
red mail Troth/Tooth
Sarah Troth b. Nov 1839 lived with Thomas Cockin. Both found in 1861 Census lodging in Dudley, Staffs, then in Monk St, Tutbury, Derbys in 1871 then in Redditch in 1881. Sarah was previously married to a Thomas Swain in 1856 but in the 1861 Census she was not with him. Thomas Swain died in 1871 age 33. I have previously been tracing the name Tooth without success so tried Troth and found Sarah's family. The date of her marriage to Thomas Cockin is also not known, because I do not think they ever married. Can anyone help?
red mail Thrall
Walter Thrall b. 1855. Family moved later to Pontefract.

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