Its satisfying just knowing Huthwaite-Online.net attracts readers of all ages from around the world. More so when able to answer queries or add information, especially photographic evidence covering your ancestral Hucknall Huthwaite ties. Genealogy has become a widely popular subject. Although time and cost does not allow me to delve deeply into others family trees, this album gives chance to feature your own research when offering a Huthwaite link, to also potentially attract any branched relations from world wide readers.
General local research uncovers some very notable Huthwaite names, upon which descendants have then expanded knowledge. Recently added are a few nationally recognised personalities although Huthwaite itself could boast several locally known past characters, perhaps also worthy of a nostalgic mention.
It must be realised however, that vast majority of our population would be lesser known people. Folk who simply moved here in search of work to raise a family best they could. Nevertheless, they all played a small part in building up a formerly named Hucknall-under-Huthwaite into a thriving mining community. Aiming to portray as many of your known Huthwaite relations would therefore creat a rich tapestry of past lives, when also proving who and why families either moved into or out of this rapidly expanding township.
Trev Ashmore discovers this grand photo holds an old Huthwaite connection.
Tom Robinson was born c1819 in Somercotes, but after marriage to Miss Ann Burton born c1822 in Hucknall Huthwaite, they lived at Huthwaite Farm.
We believe their addressing refers to old Quaker lands stood off Blackwell Road, topside entry for Little Lane now siting Whitegates housing estate.
One daughter named Mary married George Ward-Ball. They were listed in 1881 keeping the Robin Hood public house at Old Blackwell. Their small son Georgie, a grandson of Tom, was unfortunately lost by drowning there in 1889, just four months prior the death of his father George same year.
Another daughter named Lucy wed a John Ward-Ball in 1888, the two brothers apparently originating from Blackwell. Lucy and John were listed 1891 as keeping The White Hart public house in Huthwaite.
Written 19 Aug 06 Revised 07 Jan 14 © by Gary Elliott