Genealogy – Local Resources

I have collected a considerable amount of local source material which may be useful to anyone engaged in genealogical research.

The following records can be name searched and the results emailed back in Microsoft Word format:-

The Census Returns for the following years 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881 & 1891 and coming soon 1901
Except for 1881 the Census Returns I have also cover the following areas:- Calke, Heathend, Southwood, Wicket Nook, Foremark and Ingleby.
Ticknall Church Burials from 31-Jan-1813 to 02-March-1870
Ticknall Church Baptisms from 03-Jan-1813 to 11-April-1875
Ticknall Church Marriages from 29-Sept-1628 to 13-July-1812
Ticknall Widows December 1836
Ticknall lists of Labouring Poor for 1822 and 1838
Ticknall residents receiving soup end December 1839 to early January 1840
Calke Church Baptisms from 21-April-1816 to 28-June-1981
Calke Church Burials from 24-March-1816 to 19-March-1981

Other records will be added in the future when available and when I have time.

If necessary records can be posted on receipt of a Stamped Addressed Envelope and a charge of 20p per sheet of paper to cover printing costs.

Old photographs

I have a large collection of photographs from the early 1900’s of the Ticknall area.

If you have old photographs that may help me to expand my collection, a copy or copies by email would be most gratefully received.

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Stuart Woodward

Unofficial Archivist for Ticknall, Stuart is our go-to man for old photos, census returns and other historical documents.

13 thoughts on “Genealogy – Local Resources

  • 17 June 2018 at 9:35 pm

    I have discovered that some of my relatives lived in Ticknall. I have dates between 1724 and 1935. One of them was a George Thomas Hatton who is listed as being a painter/postmaster/decorator and was born in Ticknall in 1832 and died there in 1889.
    I shall be coming to the Derby area this year on 27th-29th July and I intend to visit Ticknall.
    If I sent you the details of the other relatives, would you be able to give me addresses of where they lived and then if the houses are still standing I could see them?
    Catherine Philpott

    • 17 July 2018 at 9:12 pm

      Hi Catherine,
      Should you wish to see the various cottages the Hattons occupied in Ticknall and learn more about their lives and see their gravestones I would be happy to meet you when you come to Ticknall.
      Harold Soar.

    • 26 November 2018 at 8:18 pm

      Hello Catherine,
      I lived at the local shop from 1948, age 8 years old, the attached cottage on the right-hand side lived a George Hatton, painter always had white splashed coat and hat, remember him dying there around the mid 1950s, his sister was married to Pen Hill, lived in the cottage on the left-hand side of our shop. Harold Soar may not remember this. There also was an Eric Hatton living in Chapel Lane whom worked and ran the Calke Abbey Gardens, where we purchased vegetables, tomatoes and cucumbers from.
      3 miles away in Melbourne were many Hatton families and still some remain.
      John Decamps in Canada.

  • 11 July 2018 at 8:07 pm

    Hi Catherine,
    I am also related to the Hattons. Please give me a call on 07507 201771 so we can exchange information.
    Harold Soar.

  • 1 August 2018 at 5:37 pm

    I am doing my family History and i have just found out that my ancestor John Wood was born in Tickton about 1790 – 1805 He was married to an Elizabeth who was born in Barton Under Needwood Staffordshire. i would love to know a lot more of my family i know they had a son my Great Great Grandfather James wood who was born 29 July 1825 in Barton Under Needwood Staffordshire James Married Hannah They Had a son My Great Grandfather Joseph Wood Born in 1855 in west Bromwich Staffordshire he Married 1876 St Edmunds Dudley to my Great Grandmother Annie Nancy Elizabeth Dunn. Joseph Died in 1888 just before my Grandad was born 26 June 1888 in Sedgley union Work house Richard Dunnwood he had three Brothers James henry Wood Born 1877 Dudley Horace and Walter both died about ages 2 -3 years old in Dudley. i would be very greatfull if any one knows any part of my Wood Family. iwould also like to know John Wood Parents and any Siblings and Grandparents etc. Richard Dunnwood Had 7 Children My Dad Thomas Wood Born in 1931 in Netherton Dudley. Kind regards Gloria Wood my Email Is

  • 1 August 2018 at 7:33 pm

    Hi Gloria,
    First things first – this is Ticknall, Derbyshire not Tickton which is in Yorkshire. So, where was your John Wood born, Ticknall or Tickton?
    Bryan Smith

    • 10 December 2018 at 9:55 pm

      Hi Bryan my ancestor John Wood was born in Ticknall Derbyshire. Sorry, I put Tickton Yorkshire I was there on holiday this year in July & September.

      Regards Gloria Wood

  • 5 October 2018 at 12:55 am


    I am researching my family history and my mother was a Banton. From what I’ve been able to find the Banton’s have had a connection with Ticknall going back well over 300 years and I know that there are various Banton headstones in the churchyard and there is a Banton’s Lane in the village. Could you or anyone in the group shed any more light on the Banton’s of Ticknall for me?

    Many thanks

    • 26 November 2018 at 8:37 pm

      Ernest Banton,wife and daughter Eileen,lived in the end cottage next to where Royal Oak Garage used to be at the northern end of the village where now stands an house.
      I delivered daily newspapers to their cottage from 1948 until 1963 whence they had since died, Daughter Eillen was married too by then to Eric Mathews, Lived at Hartshorne, would now be in her early 80’s.
      Another old Guy Ebbie Banton, Lived in the Alms houses next to the church,could be Ernest’s father.that is all the Bantons in Ticknall during my time living there and up to say 2,000.
      John Decamps.

  • 14 October 2018 at 10:20 am

    Hi, I wonder if you could help me. I am looking for the marriage details of a Mr Tucker who was married I think at Calke church. Originally from Smisby (I think he kept a pub there). He was a brickmaker later (his offspring) moving to Heather then Loughborough to found Tuckers Brick Yard in Loughborough. It would be interesting to know if he originally worked in the Lime Pits.

  • 13 November 2018 at 10:36 am

    Hi, I am hoping you can help me with some genealogy I am doing on my family. The family name is Hickinbotham. Following some of the work I have so far, many roads lead back to Ticknall. eg in 1852. Joseph Hickinbotham (Blacksmith) J & R Hickinbotham (Tailors) also John Hickinbotham (Postmaster).
    Any help will be gratefully received.

    On a separate note I am also researching scouts camping at Calke.
    I have documents for a group camping in 1933 and 34 but would like to establish when the earliest date is. I really would like to establish an anniversary date of the first camp if possible.

    Many thanks
    Kevin Hickinbotham

    • 27 November 2018 at 8:29 pm

      Hi Kevin,
      My great-grand aunt Jane Gee seems to have had a liaison with someone named Higginbotham, as she had a son, William Philip Higginbotham Gee, baptized 8 July 1883 at Ticknall St Georges. The father’s name is not given in the parish register, but I wouldn’t be surprised if his name was Philip Higginbotham.
      Also, my 5x great grandmother was a Comfort Higginbotham who married James Marriott possibly around late 18th century (place unknown, haven’t researched this part of the family yet). They may have lived in Ticknall.
      Do these names come up in your research?
      Best wishes,
      Chris Gee

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