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William Prestwich
William Prestwich was born in Barton on Irwell but lived in Dronfield in the 1930's - 1950's. He owned land in Dronfield near to Green Lane. I am anxious to contact any descendants. He had many business interests including Lucas and Padley. Did he leave any records? I would be grateful for any information.
Snape Hill Lane/ Marsh Avenue
I am trying to trace descendants and information about James Marsh (Builder) who built houses on Marsh Avenue and Snape Hill Lane in the 1930's including one for himself. In the 1939 census he was living at Norton Lane in Sheffield. Many thanks.
Hallowes Rise
Does anyone recall a house called 'Colwyn' on Hallowes Rise in Dronfield around 1942? I would be grateful for any help.
Fanshawe Road
Looking for details of residents living on Fanshawe Road in 1940. I would be grateful for any help.
red mail Millington Greaves Lowe
Henry Millington was married to Joan Lowe on 4 Nov 1731 at Barlow. Also Matthew Millington married Mary Greaves at Dronfield 11 April 1765. Any info on their births and parents would be appreciated.
red mail Short family of Dronfield
If you have any information on John Short of Dronfield, formerly of Madras and his wife Caroline Emma Hay. We would love to have it. Their son , Lawrence, was born 1769. He became a Rector in a nearby Parish. Thank you. Sandra
red mail Annie Mirfin
Looking for info on the Mirfin family. Annie Mirfin was living in Dronfield according to the 1901 census but can't find anything on the rest of the family. Her Father was John and Mother Mary who were living in Yorkshire with Annie in the 1891 census. Would appreciate any help with this.
Looking for info on our grand-father Charles Frederic Lucas b:1873 immigrated to South Africa 1895-1905 m: Elizabeth Annie Cayzer in SA. William Lucas b:1955; Emmeline b: 1862 and Louise Violet b:1874. Any info would be apreciated. Petra South Africa
red mail George Elliott circa 1788
Seeking information on George Elliott born Dronfield or Dore circa 1788. Father may also have been George Elliott? Married Mary Swift in Dronfield in 1819. Assistance gratefully received.
red mail Shaw family of Dronfield
Looking for Shaw family in Dronfield prior to Edward Shaw born about 1614 who married Dorothy Stubbing in Dronfield in1639.
Mary Ann and John Smith
Looking for maiden name of Mary Ann who married John Smith from Eccleshall Bierlow around 1872.
red mail Hannah Bargh 1822
Previous entry re Hannah Bargh as child of Samuel has proved to be wrong- would appear to be daughter of Joseph and Mary (nee Cooper). Cannot find any siblings. Joseph not on census by time Hannah was 20 just mother. Obviously another branch of family. Any connections to anyone else?
red mail twingate house
i have Ann Gratton born 1771 Dronfield her father was Francis Fratton and address on her baptism was twingate House any help on this and the name gratton would be very helpful Rita
red mail John Mason
Hi does anyone know of John Mason who attended the Dronfield Grammar School in the 1960's. He would be around 60 years of age now. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you Yvonne
red mail Dronfield about 1800
Any information on Joseph Salt would be welcome. He was born 1794, married Martha Greenwood in 1819, and died between 1826 and 1833.
red mail Fowler-Taylor 1883
in 1883 james fowler left dronfield with his bride to be eliza taylor(married in 1884). They set up home in Workington and james(jas) worked in the steel works as did his son after him and his grandson(my dad) any info about them prior to 1883 would help.I visited dronfield 10/07/07 but a brief and fruitless visit, nice place thou, after 130 years a fowler was back home
red mail Lucas: Edward and Angelina
Edward and Angelina Lucas lived in Dronfield through the 1830s and into the 1840s. Their children included: Frances Ann, Emily, Louis Edward Walsh, John Bouch, Benjamin and Charles Frederick. Edward's father, also Edward, was a local business man and his brother Samuel inherited the family fortunes.
red mail Bargh-Turner
I am seeking links in Dronfield area for the family of Samuel and Ann Bargh b.1791.They had sons,Robert,Samuel Joseph and William,and their daughter Hannah b1826 who married James Coldwell Turner, a coal merchant in later years. Their older daughters were born in Dronfield.. Lucy,1846 Mary Bargh,1847, Clementine 1850, and Hannah,1852.Hannah Bargh died young and James remarried , Eliza about 1858. They a further 5 children.Any connections or info about Barghs pre 1791 would be appreciated. Clementine (my g.grandmother ) went on to marry John Baxter.
red mail Wolstenholme Family
Does anyone have any information about the above family. In particular George Wolstenholme b. circa 1785. Married to Sarah Fisher in 1807 at Sheffield Cathedral.
red mail Parker family
Looking for Parker family, especially the family of Joseph Parker born abt 1819 in Dronfield. His father's name is also Joseph and is a farmer.
Fire service about 1900
I have a photo of my gg grandfather William Monk (1841 -1915) with fire service colleagues in uniform about 1909 I was told he was the driver for Dronfield fire service I don't know if volunteer or paid job. In 1909 he was still the driver and was 70 years old. Does anyone have similar photo or info to share.
Lucas Family Dronfield
I have family records for Lucas Family Dronfield 1824 onwards does any one need them
red mail MASON
red mail family
Any information on SIDDALL pre 1800 please, other than parish register and census.
red mail Newbold Family. Dronfield.
I think that the Newbold family c1800 could be my grandmother's family. Are there any readers who have Newbold names in their family tree from this area?
Looking for Elizabeth Baggshaw b.1676 who married John Carnall b.1672. They were married in Dronfield on 14th January 1697. I can trace John's parents but not Elizabeth's. Can anyone help?
red mail SYKES - Dronfield / Dronfield Woodhouse
I have traced this family, in both of these villages, back to 1535. I will appreciate any information you can provide.
red mail OATES/KIRK
Elizabeth OATES married Richard KIRK 1790. her parents were James OATES and Elizabeth MITCHELL. Any info?
red mail Hilltop Dronfield
I am looking for the title and author of a book which includes the description of families living in Hilltop, Dronfield, Derbyshire in the 1960s.
red mail Re Old Books Formerly In The Church
From Cassell's Gazetteer c1896 Dronfield : 1891 Population : 4,116 - The church of St John Baptist has in the vestry 2 chests containing old books including a chained copy of "Jewel's Apology"

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