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Looking for WOODHEAD of Elmton, Derbyshire

Journal by bettybala

Woodhead was the family name of my maternal grandmother, and I have been researching the Woodheads of Elmton for some years. With the help of the Mormon website, I have traced back 4 generations, and have also traced a probable link back several more generations, but there is a "missing link". I need to find a John Woodhead, born between 1730 and 1738 in Elmton. His father was John Woodhead, and his son also was John. There were several different branches of the Woodhead family in Elmton during the 18th century, but as the total population was no more than 200, I am sure they must all have the same roots. I should be interested to hear from anyone else who has an interest in this family.

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on 2008-08-18 09:58:39

bettybala , from Stockport, Cheshire, UK, has been a Family Tree Circles member since Aug 2008. is researching the following names: WOODHEAD, LIVINGSTONE, HALLWORTH and 2 other(s).

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by pen on 2010-06-28 20:25:57

Hi Betty,
My husbands Woodheads ended up in Leeds/Hunslet but seem to have begun in Derbyshire/Nottingham borders. I dont know much about them and so far none called JOhn, but happy to chat about them.

Pennie

by bettybala on 2010-06-29 06:33:17

Hi Pennie,

Thanks for your email - I had given up on receiving anything from this website!
I would be interested to know the villages your Woodheads came from and their dates and first names if possible, because as you know Christian names seemed to be handed down in families at that time. Mine's most favoured names were William, Joseph, John and Mary.All of my Woodheads were born in Elmton as far as I know, but some moved to Nottinghamshire which is very close. They were usually agricultural labourers or had farm connected occupations, as you would expect in what is a very rural area even today.
I have found another branch of the Woodheads which comes mainly from Clowne (very close to Elmton), and I am sure these two branches are connected but can't quite find the link.
Some of mine moved to Skegby in Nottinghamshire after marrying into a Notts family, and there are descendants of my Woodheads still in Mansfield, Notts.
That's about all I know about my branch of the family, but I'd be grateful if you gave me a few details about your husband's family - it might just provide the missing link!

Regards,

Elizabeth

by Carol3 on 2011-04-25 12:29:33

Hi Betty

My 4 x gt grandmother was Rebecca Woodhead born in Elmton in 1793 to William Woodhead & Sarah Hopkinson. Rebecca married a Thomas Woodhead from Clowne so with 2 Woodhead's marrying it has been a nightmare to trace them. I think there must be a connection somewhere between the Elmton mob & the Clowne's but haven't found one yet. Get in touch if you want to swap info

Carol

by smouse on 2011-05-31 17:38:49

Hi Carol (and others)

I'm tracing Derbyshire Woodheads too and I'm interested to hear you say that Rebecca Woodhead (c.1793) married a Thomas Woodhead as I thought the Elmton marriage to Thomas Kirkby in 1814 fit her better.

Have you actually found the Woodhead-Woodhead marriage in the parish records?

For info my Woodhead family tree is below:

http://www.ultimate-moose.co.uk/trees/JohnWoodhead.htm

My current thinking is that my John was from Clowne but struggling to prove it at the moment.

Damian

by smouse on 2011-05-31 17:40:04

Hi Carol (and others)

I'm tracing Derbyshire Woodheads too and I'm interested to hear you say that Rebecca Woodhead (c.1793) married a Thomas Woodhead as I thought the Elmton marriage to Thomas Kirkby in 1814 fit her better.

Have you actually found the Woodhead-Woodhead marriage in the parish records?

For info my Woodhead family tree is below:

http://www.ultimate-moose.co.uk/trees/JohnWoodhead.htm

My current thinking is that my John was from Clowne but struggling to prove it at the moment.

Damian

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