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Some Places in Nottinghamshire, England

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Introduction

To appear on this page a town or village has to meet a number of criteria. First, it has to be of family history interest to me; in other words, one or more of my or my wife's ancestors lived there. Second, I must have, or have access to, the appropriate information to be able to set up the page. Third, I must have managed to find the time to do it. Finally, if I am aware that it has already been done by someone else, all that will be found here is a link to that other site.

However, for completeness sake, if the place meets the first criterion but fails on one or more of the others, then it will at least appear here as a heading, so the reader will have some idea which places may "get the treatment" at some time in the future.

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Bulwell

My wife's great great great great great grandmother Mary Truman was born here in 1722.

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Cropwell Bishop

My wife's great great great great great great grandparents George Duke and Elizabeth Stone were married here in 1716, although neither was living here at the time.

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Holme Pierrepoint

My wife's great great great great great great great great grandfather John Duke, and his siblings, were born here in the 17th century.

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Mansfield

My interest in Mansfield arises from the fact that my wife's father and his great grandfather were both born there.

Heather Faulkes has published an interesting history of Mansfield.

She also gives details of the parish records available, including nonconformist records.

In addition she has published a description of Mansfield from Pigot's Commercial Directory of Nottinghamshire 1828-9.

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Mansfield Woodhouse

My mother-in-law moved as a very small child to Mansfield Woodhouse with her parents and siblings, and grew up there.

Clive Henly has transcribed a description of Mansfield Woodhouse from White's Directory of Nottinghamshire 1853, which is now on the Genuki web site.

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Newark-on-Trent

My wife, her paternal grandfather and many of his ancestors were born and spent much of their lives in Newark.

I have now created a set of 14 pages about Newark (with an old street map and an increasing number of photos).

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Nottingham

My wife's great great great great great great great grandparents Richard Duke and Mary Rippon were married here in 1688, and their son George, although born in Radcliffe, was apprenticed here and was listed as a burgess in 1712.

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Radcliffe-on-Trent

St. Mary's Church, Radcliffe-on-Trent. My wife's great great great grandfather and many of his ancestors came from Radcliffe. This photo of St. Mary's (parish) Church (71,826 bytes) was taken 21st February 2001.

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Sneinton

St. Stephen's Church, SneintonMy wife's parents married in St. Stephen's Church, Sneinton (photo 75,251 bytes, taken 16th April 1993), and the bride gave her sister's home there as her residence at the time.

 

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Tollerton

My wife's great great great great great great great great great grandparents Richard Duke and Alice Archer married here in 1631.

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Acknowledgements

The following have provided information which I have paraphrased on this page:

C.R.J Currie and C.P.Lewis A Guide to English County Histories (Sutton Publishing Ltd., 1994), ISBN 0-7509-1505-6.

A. Room: Dictionary of British Place Names (1988), ISBN 1 85605 1775.

A.D. Mills: A Dictionary of English Place-Names (Oxford University Press, 1991, revised 1995), ISBN 0-19-869156-4.

A. Mee: The King's England - Nottinghamshire (Hodder and Stoughton, 1938).

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