Having spent almost 15 years on a one name study of the Knifton surname, I began tracing ancestors of my other grandparents in 2021. For each one I am researching their line back as far as possile and uncovering documents which help tell the stories of their lives.
This website includes biographies of various people within my family tree, as well as outlines of the family trees from which I am descended. The library section contains portraits of people, images of documents, photographs of family artifacts, and newspaper clippings recording our family history. All can be accessed via the menu above.
Blackham | Adams, Allen, Ashton, Babb, Bacchus, Bates, Bannister, Betts, Bishop, Boswell, Bowyer, Bradley, Bridge, Briggs, Brown, Burns, Burton, Butcher, Cheetham, Clark, Clarke, Clay, Cole, Collins, Cooper, Copestake, Crofts, Darby, Deagan, Devereux, Duckworth, Durdy, Fox, Gregory, Hall, Harrison, Hawley, Heath, Hipkis, Hobbs, Hollingsworth, Jakes, Jones, King, Kitchen, Lester, Mace, Machin, Mansell, Marley, Marsh, Mason, Megson, Mellor, New, Noble, Parks, Parkes, Praed, Quinton, Richards, Russell, Salt, Severn, Simcox, Simpson, Sims, Slater, Smith, Spence, Stanton, Staton, Storer, Swift, Taylor, Thrall, Tye, Vickers, Walker, Watmough, West, White, Whithouse, Whittingham, Wilton, Wigley, Whithouse, Winson
Bowmer | Beardsley, Beighton, Bown, Braddock, Crofts, Davis, Edwards, Ford, Garrett, Hartshorne, Hudson, Johnson, Malin, Martin, Melrose, Moss, Parkin, Rawe, Slater, Smith, Statham, Walker, Waterfield, Wilmot
Cox | Blackshaw, Brown, Carter, Clowes, Collins, Craig, Edinborough, Hicklin, Holmes, Hudson, Jacklin, Jackson, Kyprianou, McGregor, Meakin, Parnell, Petty, Preston, Rollin, Sanders, Smith, Sykes, Timmis, Walker, West, Whale, Whittle, Wood, Wright
Hudson | Alldritt, Alt, Astle, Atkinson, Bacon, Baker, Ball, Barber, Beardsley, Beresford, Biddles, Birnie, Bishop, Boff, Bowmer, Brooks, Brown, Butt, Conway, Cooper, Cox, Cronshaw, Cumberland, Darby, Dexter, Draper, Dunn, Frith, Gibson, Goodwin, Handwerk, Hanson, Harris, Hawley, Hill, Howe, Hudson, Hunt, Jarvis, Julian, Kirby, Lamb, Limer, Lindley, Lovegrove, Marson, McKenna, McKeown, McLeod, Middleton, Mosley, Mountney, Needham, Oliver, Opie, Overton, Peach, Peat, Pegg, Radford, Reavill, Richardson, Reed, Rockley, Rodgers, Smalley, Smith, Stanway, Thomas, Twells, Wain, Ward, Whitehouse, Whitworth, Wilkinson, Williamson
Knifton | Adams, Alldred, Allen, Allsop, Alton, Annable, Anthony, Archer, Arnold, Bailey, Bainbridge, Bainbrigge, Baldwin, Ball, Barnett, Barr, Beardmore, Beardsley, Beeson, Belfield, Belkins, Blaine, Blanchard, Bloxham, Booth, Bounds, Bown, Boulton, Box, Boyes, Bridges, Brindley, Broughton, Brown, Burrows, Byard, Cameron, Caulton, Clarke, Clinker, Clower, Cooper, Cornforth, Cowlishaw, Cox, Cree, Cresswell, Daffern, Dancer, Denscombe, Doran, Earby, Eyer, Flinn, Ford, Fox, Frodsham, Frost, Garner, Gow, Gregory, Hampton, Harding, Hardwick, Harrison, Hartwell, Harvey, Hawkesworth, Hay, Hayward, Hemington, Hewitt, Hinkley, Hitchcock, Hogg, Holdcroft, Hollingworth, Holmes, Housley, Hudson, Hunt, Hyde, Illsley, Inman, Johnson, Johnston, Kidd, King, Knifton, Knudson, Langford, Leaver, Leibitch, Lewis, Lionberger, Lovegrove, Lynam, Martin, Mathers, Matthews, Maxwell, May, McCaroll, McHale, Middleton, Morley, Needham, Oakley, Okey, Oldham, Osborne, Painter, Paphan, Parker, Parkinson, Peach, Peat, Perkins, Piper, Pixler, Powers, Poyser, Pratt, Prebble, Prince, Race, Radford, Ratcliffe, Reside, Reynolds, Riley, Roberts, Rowson, Rushton, Russell, Rust, Schamber, Scherpelz, Scott, Shilton, Slater, Smith, Snape, Sparrow, Spencer, Stevens, Stokes, Storey, Strauss, Taylor, Thomas, Thompson, Thornewill, Tideswell, Tomlinson, Vallis, Walker, Wallace, Wallis, Wanless, Webb, Webber, Welch, Wheatley, Whittaker, Wilkes, Wilkinson, Williams, Wilson, Winkler, Wood, Woodward, Wright
Moss | Abbott, Allsopp, Askey, Bacon, Bartlett, Belfield, Birley, Bloor, Booth, Bowmer, Butt, Clarke, Clifford, Cresswell, Dickman, Dring, Eley, Faulks, Fletcher, Hamilton, Henson, Hunt, Jackson, Kyte, Marsden, Moore, Mowberry, Newton, Ratcliff, Raynor, Reeves, Roe, Stedman, Straw, Thompson, Truman, Turner, Walker, Wilkinson, Wright
Russell | Allsopp, Baker, Bennett, Brookes, Corfield, Derry, Faulkner, Harrison, Hird, Knifton, Lees, Mellors, Moore, Pearson, Pickering, Roper, Smith, Sutton, Turner, Walker, Watson, Wilson
Williams | Attwood, Blackham, Booth, Clarke, Collet, Knifton, Mansell, Webster, Wiggins
The Diary of Joseph Moss | Between 1855 and 1881 Joseph Moss kept a diary of events within Smalley and the surrounding villages. It was last known to exisit in 1905. Several known entries can be read here.
Hudson needlework samplers | While attending Lady Crewe's school in the 1850's, the Hudson children produced several needlework samplers. They were last in the ownership of Leslie John Cox (1923-2001). Only the whereabouts of one is currently known.