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Nathan J. Staniforth

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  1. Matthew, I have a photo of Mary Hannah Staniforth and her family, I'm in contact with descendants of her brother William Robert Staniforth, I'll have a look through my paperwork for a James Biggin, the surname definitely rings a bell but I can't work out why..
  2. Not yet, my direct line goes back to a 1575 Burial, obviously Hunter's goes back to the 1300s and ends up in Darnall, a second one Hunter did starts in Wincobank and comes through and marries into the Darnall branch numerous times, my Great x12 Grandfather was buried in St James, Norton 1575 and his son's baptism occurred in 1560, and is one of the first on the register at Norton. Now obviously I would turn to Court Rolls to find mentions but the Norton Court Rolls have been missing since the 1800s, there are a few clues to suggest my line before this was linked to the Brincliffe Edge Staniforths, but nothing concrete unfortunately.
  3. Hi Pat, I really should check this thread more often, would you believe I'm in contact with decendents of Albert Staniforth, who was son of John Staniforth who was son of Benjamin Staniforth who in turn was son of Joseph and Jane Oates, Albert emigrated to America so these descendants are in the Mayland area. I'm in the middle of trying to work out where George Staniforth was from, I got the same information as you, Joseph Staniforth that married Jane Oates was definitely the son of George Staniforth and Hannah Lant as referenced on his baptism record, I have the marriage records also, now I know George was, like you said, a Collier as it also states this on the sons baptism, but the only George Staniforth baptisms appear to be with fathers that were Cutlers so it seems very unlikely a son of a Cutler would become a collier back then, did you ever get any ideas as to who the father of George Staniforth was?
  4. Help Save Bennet Cottage Fulwood

    Looks like there's 15 Objections 10 Supporters so far, I cannot for the life of me think why 10 people would support this..
  5. Hackenthorpe Pubs

    I've compiled some information on the Hackenthorpe pubs, past and present using the writings of the late T.L Platts, these include The New Inn, Blue Bell, The Sportsman: http://hackenthorpehistory.blogspot.com/p/hackenthorpe-pubs.html
  6. Norton History

    I'm very good friends with Geoff White, in fact he is who I got the original copy of William Stannyforthe's baptism. Other than the burial of Henry there and the name on his sons baptism he has no other record of Henry Stannyforthe as the records only begin in 1559, having said that, there's every chance Henry was born in another parish. I have checked to see if he left a will but there's no record of his name at Litchfield.
  7. Does anyone happen to have any photos/scans or any leads to where I could find the Enclosure Map of 1797 specifically for Hackenthorpe/Beighton?
  8. Norton History

    Very interesting information here, I have of course tried Litchfield for a potential will, and while I have had luck finding roughly 30 wills for distant Staniforths from Eckington, I found nothing for Henry. I did get a hold of the Eckington Court Rolls from the 1500s which are VERY hard to come by, but I happened to find someone that had copies from decades back but no mention of Henry in Eckington. The first Staniforth on there in Eckington is 1521. Now that's interesting you mentioned Nottingham archives, I'm sure someone else has brought that up to me before so that will have to be my next port of call. Norton Hearth Tax isn't something I've been able to find either so maybe that would be worth looking into
  9. Norton History

    For the past few weeks now I have been searching and searching for history on Norton and specifically the Herdings area. I made a post a while back regarding a particular person, my 12x grandfather Henry Staniforth (Recorded as Henrici Stannyforthe on records) who was described as being a husbandsman of 'Heardynges'. I have discovered the court rolls for Norton disappeared sometime in the early 1800s and have not been seen since so it seems its difficult to find anything on Norton pre 1600s. Now I have been in close contact with Geoff White, the rector at St. James Church as Henry was buried there in 1575, and also his son William who went on to marry Elizabeth Thorpe, daughter of Christopher Thorpe of Smelter, Norton was baptized there in 1560, and the church records actually begin that same year so I was lucky to get that one. There are other Staniforths around there at the time including a Matthew who has a few children baptized there at St. James, also a Nicholas who appears to be from another parish but he marries there. Also on one of my Eckington branches (Distant cousin line) a George marries Esther daughter of Thomas Staniforth and Mary Mullington, baptized at Norton also. I've contacted Derbyshire Archives at Matlock, the Sheffield archives and also the National Archives but nobody seems to have anything for Norton Parish. Does anyone else have any ideas?
  10. Staniforth Works - Hackenthorpe

    It seems I hit a bit of luck, I came across this information: Samuel Staniforth was born in the year 1840 and opened Samuel Staniforth Ltd in the year 1864. A Sheffield directory in 1871 has Staniforth listed at No.49 Carver Street, Sheffield, as a manufacturer of fancy pen and pocket knives, scales, blades and springs. Forged blades, springs and scales became Staniforth’s speciality and the company was quick to gain a reputation for consistency & high quality. Sooner rather than later, Staniforth installed machinery for blanking knife blades from steel sheets into his factory. This increased the company’s versatility, allowing them to produce a wider product range. The speciality was then described as ‘fancy shape carvers, shell blades and forks of every description’ and this was now the focal point of the business. Staniforth retired in 1894, but his legacy continued. Due to the foundations he had built, the company was able to successfully continue manufacturing knife blades and in 1940 it expanded into the production of a wide range of trade and military knives, which are now used across the globe. Staniforth built a path of versatility, which the company has followed enabling them to adapt from its competitors and become the progressive company it is today.
  11. Staniforth Works - Hackenthorpe

    You know it's strange, Samuel Staniforth from that company is obviously a distant cousin as all the Staniforths link up somewhere down the line, but I've never been able to find out anything about the man, only the company as a whole, if I could just get a bit of information about the Samuel Staniforth that setup the cutlery company I might be able to try and link him up.
  12. Staniforth Works - Hackenthorpe

    Just wanted to post another advertisement I have found related to Thomas Staniforth works
  13. I am still working on quite a large project on the Staniforths of Eckington/Mosborough, Hackenthorpe/Beighton and the surrounding areas and all lines lead to a Henry Stannyforthe that was buried at St. James Norton in 1575, on his son William's baptism from 1560, father 'Henrici' is listed as being of 'Heardynges' which I've always presumed was Herdings Farm. I've attached two images, one is of the transcript and one is the original document, William/Willmus's baptism is 2 lines above the bold line near the centre. Son William later marries Elizabeth Thorpe son of Christopher Thorpe who was Church warden at one point. I have seen certain trees that list Henry's father as being Thomas Staniforth b 1513 but cannot find any proof of this.
  14. Western Road war memorials

    Heathfield Road at Frecheville has memorial tree's but has since had a proper War Memorial put in place to soldiers from the area, I'm not sure if the trees actually got taken down or if they still stand but you can see them on Google Street View going up the road from Birley Moor Road.
  15. 1939 Register Lookup Request

    Can someone with access to the 1939 Register please look this up for me: http://search.findmypast.com/record/locked?id=tnnco3qcnsmpqxofchc52e36xbq3eqpjhbdcc3c455ye5g2w4lcq%3d%3d%3d%3d&enc=true It should be Annie Shadbolt with husband Joseph. Thanks in advance
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