Updated 20 Nov 2011

WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900

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Around 1994 the Author researched the paternal side of his family, and produced this Tree. He has now been asked to add it to the Wirksworth website, although this side of the PALMER family is centred in Northamptonshire.


Derived from Parish registers, Bishop's transcripts and Census records held at Northampton Record Office, from entries in the Family Bible and from living memories. Cottingham and Glapthorn are small farming villages in the Forest of Rockingham, Northants, about 10 miles apart. Worksop is in Notts and Broadstone in Dorset. Dates before 1837 are usually baptisms. Info before 1680 too poor to be included. (Cott)=Cottingham, (Glap)=Glapthorn, (Work)=Worksop. This Tree compiled 22 Nov 1994 with later additions by:
Over the years, Palmer family movements have been: 1680?-Cottingham-1786-Glapthorn-1880-Worksop-1930-Ecclesall-1931-Twickenham-1966-Broadstone-1994. John was a labourer, living all his life in Cottingham. ? 1680 He lived over 86 years, sired at least 13 children, | married twice and outlived both his wives. | 9nov1688 1672-80? Jane married at 18, had 10 children in 20 years, Jane (Cott) JOHN (Cott) Alice died at 43, spent all her life at Cottingham. BISHOP===29oct1707===PALMER===24jan1733===WEST 1710 d.20feb1731 | d.5jun1766 | d.4oct1746 (Cott) | (Cott) | (Cott) |--------|---------|----------|-------|---------|--------|---------|---------|---O----| |-----O---|---------| Sarah Jane John Thomas Mary Elizabeth John Anne Robert | Robert William Daniel 2jly1708 10dec1710 19apr1713 6may1714 7oct1716 8mar1718 20may1722 22aug1725 7apr1728 | 27oct1734 25oct1736 8sep1739 (Cott) (Cott) (Cott) (Cott) (Cott) (Cott) (Cott) (Cott) (Cott) (Cott) (Cott) (Cott) (Cott) 180ct1730 Nothing is known of the man Susannah was the youngest of 10 children. Her mother died when SUSANNAH ? who could have changed the she was 4 months old. She had a step mother from the age of 2 PALMER===Base===SWAN family name to Swan! and 3 step-brothers, died at 58. Was she starved of affection? d.23apr1788 | 1760 (Cott) | Jane (spelt Jain in the register) |----------|----------O spent all her life in Glapthorn. John was born illegitimate at Cottingham as John SWAN, he moved to Elizabeth | Her parents were James and Jain. Glapthorn and married as John PALMER, and was buried as 22jly1761 | She married at 19 and died at 85. John Swan PALMER aged 91 years at Glapthorn. He was a carpenter (Cott) (Cott) and a pauper at the end. 29aug1764 (Glap) JOHN 8feb1767 John and Jane were SWAN (Glap) Jane married for 66 years PALMER=====22nov1786===CANNAM 1790 d.13mar1854 | d.11feb1852 (Glap) | |----------|--------|---------|--------|----------|-------|------O William Elizabeth William Thomas Mary | William 10aug1787 12apr1789 3oct1789 23dec1792 29dec1796 | 4apr1802 (Glap) (Glap) (Glap) (Glap) (Glap) | (Glap) | (Glap) NOTE 3--------------------------------------------------| 5may1799 29mar1801 Daniel spent all his life at Glapthorn, and married a gypsy girl. DANIEL (Glap) Rainey/Runey/Moraney/Irene/Meriem He worked as an Agricultural labourer, woodman, sawyer, carpenter, PALMER===3dec1823===SMITH and traymaker, died in Oundle Workhouse aged 77. d.14nov1876 | d.30jly1860 1820 (Glap) | (Glap) |---------|----------|--------|--------|----------|---------|---------O John Henry Louisa Mary Jane | Isabella Rainey had a gypsy father Cainey, 27mar1825 18nov1827 25dec1830 7sep1834 19jly1840 | 22aug1849 mother Trenit, sister Avenay and (Glap) (Glap) (Glap) (Glap) (Glap) | (Glap) niece Vashti. She died at 59. | | | NOTE 1 ---------------------------------------| (Glap) |----------------------------------------------- NOTE 2 27jun1841 (Glap) Charles was a sawyer and rough carpenter. He left CHARLES 17nov1840 Glapthorn before 1881, appears in Oundle in 1891, HENRY (Glap) Elizabeth Elizabeth, 8th of 11 children, died in Oundle Workhouse aged 72 but was buried in PALMER===5nov1867===WARD was born, lived and died Glapthorn with his wife and daughter Charlotte. d.31jly1913 | d.17oct1896 in Glapthorn aged 56. (Oundle) | (Glap) 1870 |----------|--------|--O---|----| William Henry was born in Glapthorn, | Charlotte Martha Mary Fanny moved to Worksop, worked as a coal | Clara 1871 Ann 1874 miner, became a publican then died | 2jan1870 1873 aged 54 after a car crash. | (Glap) (Glap) d.12sep1901 30may1868 (Glap) WILLIAM 4sep1875 Mary was born in John St, Worksop, 2nd of 12 Win married a local businessman but had no children. HENRY (Work) Mary children, servant at Holme Carr Farm She fostered John while Bern was ill. She died of PALMER===27apr1898===HIBBARD for Jepsons where she met her husband, cruel illnesses at 70. She was a lovely person. d.7jly1922 | d.7dec1923 and died at 48 of pneumonia. 1900 (Work) | (Work) |-------|---------|----O----| Wilfred was Born at Holme Carr Farm, George Rose | Gertrude Gert lived in Margate, played golf for Kent Worksop, served in Indian Army, was Wilfred Winifred | Annie was a good tennis player, never married, a vicar, Sq/Ldr in the Air Force, 4apr1899 7dec1902 | 24sep1908 and now lives in Poole aged 86. killed in a grenade accident at 45. (Work) (Work) | (Work) (from DOXEY Tree) | |------------------------------------------------------- (Work) | 16sep1905 (Sheffield) Ena was born in Sheffield, descended from Bern was born in Shireoaks, moved to London and CHARLES 8sep1907 6 generations of lead miners from worked as a cable operator, died aged 51 after BERNARD (Sheffield) Ena Middleton-by-Wirksworth in Derbyshire, 12 years illness from rheumatic fever caught PALMER===20apr1931===DOXEY worked as a needlewoman and store in Vienna during the War. d.17jan1957 | d.29jan1994 manageress, and died at 86. She loved (London) | (Poole) and was loved by her sons. 1930 | |----O------| John RESEARCHED this FAMILY TREE, John | Robert was trained as an anaesthetist, worked in lived happily in Dorset, Charles | Canada and USA for 10 years, made his fortune worked as engineer and physicist 6may1940 | there and returned to Wales and Portsmouth. and travelled widely. (London) | (Sheffield) (Khartoum) Val is second of 3 daughters 29jly1944 31mar1950 of Baptist missionaries in ROBERT Valerie Ethiopia, born in Khartoum JULIAN (Broadstone) Jean and trained as a nurse PALMER===14dec1974===NUNN at Bristol. 1970 | | |-------|----O-----| Sue studied medicine at Susannah Carla Katherine Bristol University against Caroline Rosalynn Olivia her father's advice. Now a 16jly1975 25jan1977 18mar1983 doctor in New Zealand (Soton) (Montreal) (Worcester MA) | | | David Susannah | Katherine (Rowlands Castle) James LEWIS=====base===PALMER | PALMER========7jul2007========BULLOCK 2007 | Carla(Rowlands Castle)Wesley | PALMER===30jun2007====McCOY 2006 Morgan Note 1: Married John Berridge, son Eli, descendent Harold Edwards lives at 49, Gordon Rd, Oundle, Peterborough PE8 4LD. Note 2: Married William Tebutt Dec 1868, Oundle. Ref: Descendent Pat Pitts (patpitts27#hotmail.com). Note 3: Married Jane Burbidge, descendent is Roy Palmer of Mablethorpe

Bernard Palmer, Alexandria 1927
Legend written by Ena Doxey.
Win Dougill nee Palmer about 1935. Taken at 7 Sparken Hill, Worksop

Census entries for Charles Henry Palmer

1841 Census for Glapthorne NTH:
419a Daniel    PALMER  40   Ag.Lab.
419b Moraney   PALMER  40
419c John      PALMER  15
419d Sussanah  PALMER  10
419e Mary      PALMER   6
419f Jane      PALMER   3
419g John      WARD    30   Ag.Lab.
419h Robert    SMITH   30   Ag.Lab.
419i Rhoda     SMITH   30
419j Thomasa   SMITH   12
419k Trinity   SMITH   10
419l Joseph    SMITH    7
419m Mary      SMITH    4
419n Vashti    SMITH    2             Female
419o Robert    SMITH    1
419p N.k.      PALMER   1w
   [Charles Henry Palmer was born on 1 Jun 1841,
    the census was held on 7 June 1841 and he
    was baptised on 27 June 1841. Robert Smith
    is the brother of Moraney, a gypsy family - Ed.]
1851 Census for Washpit House, Glapthorne NTH:
529a Daniel        PALMER  Head 51  M  Agric.Labourer   Glapthorn
529b Meriam        PALMER  Wife 51  M  -                Holdenby 
529c Louisa        PALMER  Dau  21  S  -                Glapthorn
529d Mary          PALMER  Dau  18  S  -                Glapthorn
529e Jane          PALMER  Dau  14  S  -                Glapthorn
529f Charles Henry PALMER  Son   9  S  -                Glapthorn
529g Isabella      PALMER  Dau   5  S  -                Glapthorn
1861 Census for Upper Street, Glapthorne NTH:
666a Daniel      PALMER  Head 61  W  Carpenter        Glapthorn
666b Jane        PALMER  Dau  23  S  Housekeeper      Glapthorn
666c Charles H   PALMER  Son  20  S  Sawyer           Glapthorn
666d Elizabeth   PALMER  Dau  15  S  Ag.Field Girl    Glapthorn
1871 Census for Lower Street, Glapthorne NTH:
717a Sarah           HORSTEAD  Head     32  S  Charwoman  Glapthorne
717b Mary Ann        HORSTEAD  Dau      11  S  Scholar    Glapthorne
717c Catherine       HORSTEAD  Dau       4  S  -          Glapthorne
717d Charles Henry   PALMER    Lodger   29  M  Carpenter  Glapthorne
717e Elizabeth       PALMER    L's wife 30  M  -          Glapthorne
717f William Henry   PALMER    L's son   2  S  -          Glapthorne
717g Charlotte Clara PALMER    L's dau   1  S  -          Glapthorne
1881 Census for Aldwinkle St Peter, NTH
PALMER, Charles H   Head Married M 40 1841 Laborer Glapthorn NTH
PALMER, Elizabeth   Wife Married F 40 1841         Glapthorn NTH
PALMER, William H   Son  Single  M 12 1869 Scholar Glapthorn NTH
PALMER, Charlotte C Dau  Single  F 11 1870 Scholar Glapthorn NTH
PALMER, Martha      Dau  Single  F 10 1871 Scholar Glapthorn NTH
PALMER, Frances     Dau  Single  F  6 1875 Scholar Glapthorn NTH
PALMER, Mary A      Dau  Single  F  4 1877 Scholar Glapthorn NTH
1891 Census for North St, Oundle, NTH
PALMER, C H M         Head Married M 50 1841 Labourer Glapthorn NTH
PALMER, Elizabeth     Wife Married F 50 1841          Glapthorn NTH
PALMER, Charlot Clara      Single  F 21 1870          Glapthorn NTH
1901 Census for 2, Hinman's Yard, North Street (West Side), Oundle NTH
NICHOLSON, Frances      Head   Widow   F 26 1875 Charwoman        Glapthorn NTH
NICHOLSON, Charles      Son            M  4 1897                  Glapthorn NTH
NICHOLSON, Dorothy      Daughter       F  1 1900                  Worksop   NTT
PALMER, Charles Henry   Father Widower M 60 1841 General Labourer Glapthorn NTH
PALMER, Charlotte Clara Sister Single  F 33 1868 Imbecile         Glapthorn NTH
1911 Census for Perkins Yard West Street Oundle NTH:
CRAYTHORNE, Thomas R Head    Mar M 40  1871 Traction Engine Driver NTH Oundle    
CRAYTHORNE, Frances  Wife    Mar F 36  1875 [married 9 years]      NTH Glapthorne
CRAYTHORNE, Doris    Dau         F  5  1906                        NTH Oundle   
NICHOLSON, Charles F Stepson     M 14  1897 Gardening Domestic     NTH Glapthorne   
NICHOLSON, Dorothy   Stepdau     F 11  1900 School                 NTT Worksop    
PALMER     Charles H Fath-IL Wid M 69  1842 General Labourer       NTH Glapthorne

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