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Genealogy Files


This site (technically a 'wiki') is a venture begun in 2010 in which I am making freely available a huge amount of careful genealogical research, collected together over 40 years.


Each of the many 'pages' on the site relates to one of the families from which I descend. The page itself gives a brief introduction to the work on that family (with approximate coverage dates) and provides a link to the family's main file. Each file includes extensive endnotes, referring to the sources of the information. The files vary in length from a few lines to many chapters.


The work relates chiefly to South-West Lancashire and North Cheshire and to the West Riding of Yorkshire (around Kildwick and Skipton). There are also files from Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire; from Kent (around Canterbury) and from Wiltshire (Wilton). 


To access a page, please click on your chosen name in the alphabetical list on the right-hand side bar. Once you have reached the page and read the brief descriptive introduction, a further link will allow you to download the full file.  


The files were originally written in OpenOffice and were then uploaded in PDF, later converted to Word. I hope this still enables them to be reached! Although the files have not yet been indexed or digitised, each file should be fully searchable.


No part of the work is completely finished: bold text in the body of a file usually indicates an unfinished item or something waiting to be checked. An asterisk in the endnotes indicates a copy document in the author's collection.


I have placed a copyright on all the pages, but I have no objection to the material being shared among interested parties. 


I am keen to hear from anyone who can offer additions and/or corrections to this material, or who simply wants to comment. Click here to contact me by email.


Alternatively, you can leave comments in the box at the foot of this and any individual page, but for the box to be unblocked you must first click on 'Create an account' & sign up with a username, e-mail address & password. You can then 'Log-in' and comment.


Almost all the material is now online, with just a few stray pages to come. Currently available are:


S.W. Lancashire 

  • Allin of Aughton & Radcliffe; Ashcroft of Bickerstaffe & Aughton; Aspinwall of Melling; Aspinwall of Scarisbrick & Toxteth Park
  • Bickerstaffe of Bickerstaffe & Aughton; Bolton of Sefton; Bradley of Maghull; Brown of Aughton & Leyland; Buckley of Ormskirk; Butler of Aughton; Byrom of Byrom & Moore
  • Culshaw of Scarisbrick & Ormskirk
  • Ellison of Wavertree
  • Formby of Formby; Forster of Prescot; Frearson of Leyland & Ulverston 
  • Garnett of Rainhill; Guy of Aughton
  • Halsall of Huyton; Hartley of Ormskirk; Heaton of Rainford & Cuerdley; Hodgkinson of Warrington & Toxteth Park; Hodson of Pemberton; Hughes of N. Wales; Hurst of Upholland
  • Jackson of Cuerden; Johnson of Ormskirk
  • Kenwrick of Eccleston & Rainhill 
  • Latham of Aughton; Latham of Knowsley & Whiston; Lea of Rufford & Scarisbrick; Ledson of Melling; Lloyd of N. Wales & Altcar; Lyon of Eccleston; Lyon of Rainford & Melling
  • Massam of Altcar & Formby; Mather of Billinge; Molyneux of Upholland & Aintree
  • Norris of Aughton; Norris of Formby
  • Ormshaw of Scarisbrick & Aughton
  • Potter of Windle and Whiston; Pyke of Eccleston
  • Range of Thornton; Rawlinson of Newton; Rice of Formby; Rimmer of Ainsdale; Rimmer of North Meols and Bickerstaffe; Roscowe of North Meols
  • Sadler of Prescot; Savage of Cuerdley; Shaw of Downholland; Silcock of Orrell; Smyth of Ormskirk; Sparkes of St Helens; Spencer of Lathom; Sutton of Formby
  • Westhead of Aughton; Woodward of Much Woolton; Woolfall of Wavertree 

N. Cheshire

  • Barton of Barton
  • Dennis of Moore
  • Gill of Birkenhead 
  • Latchford of Moore 

Gloucestershire & Worcestershire

  • Alcock of Forthampton
  • Bloxham of Upton-on-Severn 
  • Hawkins of Sandhurst and Chaceley
  • Lingham of Upton-on-Severn 
  • Maddocke of Upton-on-Severn & Maddoxe of Gloucestershire
  • Powell of Bosbury 


  • (Berles of Stowting)
  • Dove of Hackington
  • Jarman 
  • (Keeler of Hythe) 
  • (Miller of Stowting) 
  • (Sharpe of Elham & Hythe)
  • Saffery 
  • Taylor of Hackington 


  • Chalk of Wilton 


  • Gott of Silsden; Green of Farnhill
  • Heaton of Carleton & Kildwick  
  • Jenkinson of Kildwick 
  • Laycock of Kildwick 
  • Mitchell of Cowling 
  • Scarborough of Cowling; Steel of Silsden & Merseyside
  • Ward of Skipton; Whitaker of Kildwick; Wilsen of Kildwick


  • Sowter of Middlesex 

Cornwall, Kent, Norfolk, Lancashire 

  • Smith of Norwich 




Still to come are: Ball, Cross, Kenion, Lever, Mercer, Orrell, Sugden




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