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Descendants of EATON-1

This Pedigree was sent by:
Stuart Flint of Wirksworth
Thanks Stuart.

A direct listing of the EATON family

    Subject: The Eaton family of Cromford / Wirksworth corrections
    Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2007 11:44:51 +0000 (GMT)

    Hello John

    The following is my family connections with Eaton's of Cromford and Wirksworth

    John Eaton of Cromford born approx 1678


  • 1.John Eaton born 1722 married Dorothy Else 1749 they my wife's 6XGrandparents
  • 2.William Eaton
  • 3.Dorothy Eaton married Jonathan Potter of Cromford they my brother's wife 6XGrandparents

    Children of John and Dorothy Eaton nee Else

  • 1.John Eaton born 1758 marr 1st wife Hannah Lockall 1788 of Cromford day of Robert Lockall Deputy Barmaster 2nd wife Rebecca Jepson married 1793 daughter of John and Mary Jepson nee Flint of Alderwasley
  • 2.George born 1760 married Hannah Finney 1789
  • 3.Silence Eaton born 1750 married Henry Evans they my wife's 5XGrandparents

    Children of John and Rebecca Eaton nee Jepson

  • 1.John born 1794 married Sarah Boden of Scarthin Nick Cromford 1817
  • 2.Joseph Eaton born 1794 married Anne Spencer.of Middleton ...one of their sons Joseph married Sarah Anne Swift of Scarthin Nick whose daughter Frances Naylor Eaton married Joshua Dickinson of Cromford ..Both Swifts and Dickinson's my sister in laws kin of more recent years also by marriage of my wifes kin via Slacks of Eastwood and Middleton.
  • 3.William Eaton born 1799 married Lydia Wardman of Middleton 1827
  • 4.James Eaton born 1795 married Dorothy Nall of Cromford 1828 living at Wash Green Wirksworth
  • 5.Grace Eaton born 1807 married Joseph Twigg 1833
  • 6.George Eaton born 1807 married Anne Clark 1827
  • 7.Dorothy Eaton born 1801 married Samuel Saxton Ashover 1823..Ashover's of my wifes kin beyond Eaton connections..some buried at Middleton Congregational Church yard
  • 8.Rebecca Eaton born 1805 married Edward Smethurst (also spelt Smithurst) 1825

    Children of George and Anne Eaton nee Clark

  • 1.Josiah Eaton born 1840 married Anne Sims 1867 daughter of James and Anne Sims nee Kniveton of Bolehill Josiah and Anne lived in many places ie Brimmington, Pilsley, Brampton (all near Chesterfield) Bolehill lastly at Cromford having children in each area..Josiah and Anne lived for a time on Cromford Canal (Aquaduct Cottage) and had a daughter Violet Eaton born 1882 who married Thomas Arthur Farnsworth son of Albert William Farnsworth ..Albert William Farnsworth being cousin to my brother's wife's Grandfather Thomas Millward Farnsworth who married Anne Potter of the same Potter family as began this family pedigree re Jonathan Potter..Albert William Farnsworth's nephew Albert Bertram Farnsworth was Headmaster at Middleton Junior School when I attended as a pupil in the 1940s..another kinswoman was Charlotte Farnsworth who wrote poetry some of which is on the Cromford Village web site I believe
  • 2.William Eaton married Elizabeth Taylor daughter of Robert Taylor Joiner Cromford

    I am led to believe that Frances Eaton son of George and Anne Eaton who for a time must have lived away in the south of England possibly serving an apprenticeship as he came back to Cromford as a Railway Engineer, married Elizabeth Brownson daughter of John and Elizabeth Brownson nee Walker..John and Elizabeth my Gr Gr Uncle and Aunt via Walker's Elizabeth being sister to my Grt Grandfather Joseph Walker (born 1815 marr 3 times) who was Director of his own family firm of Joseph Walker & Sons Building Contractor / Master Stonemasons..Joseph secured railway contracts on the London NW Railway Co line building station property etc from Gloucester - Carlisle.and into West Yorkshire. John Brownson was a Joiner / Wood Turner at China House Yard Wirksworth.. John and Elizabeth Brownsons other daughter Anne married my 3XUncle William Killer he brother to my Gr Gr Grandmother Mary Flint nee Killer (married Samuel Flint Wharfinger / Station Master Cromford & High Peak Railway 1834 - also a Coal Merchant Middle Peak Wharf and Flint's Wharf Steeplegrange..) William Killer a Joiner in the family firm which had depots at Middleton and North End Wirksworth /Blind Lane Wirksworth was the founder of Killer's Quarry his son's Adam Joseph William and John known as Killer Bros Hopton Wood Stone.. Killers supplied stone for railway building among other national building projects..

    Footnote The Sims and Kniveton families were/are also of my / my wife's family from early times to recent years..

    Regards Stuart G Flint

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