I have been very interested in browsing your
site and I wonder whether we have any information that we may be able to
I have been carrying out some investigations
into our family tree and have put together a web site (along with a number
of recently discovered cousins from as far afield as London, Utah, Canada
and New Zealand!!) I believe that I am a direct descendent of John
Claypole (mentioned in your census of 1841) - and our database now has a
complement of over 1000 names.
I would be most interested to add a link from
our site to yours in the appropriate place. The web site is at:
The gentleman our front page banner was (I think) John Claypole's
grandson! His father - John Craxford - married a Sarah Ann Claypole,
daughter of John Claypole in 1871 - although their marriage certificate
describes him as a blacksmith. I did note that in your listing of retired
folk in the 1901 census that you have John Claypole listed as a retired
blacksmith aged 83 living in Blind Lane. This would correspond with the
Would there be two John Claypoles be living in
a village as small as Cottingham at the time? I don't know - but there
were two or three Craxford families in Gretton as well as Middleton.
I look forward to hearing from you.
25 May, 2005
for this information – fascinating stuff!
like your John Claypole must be the one that ran the Three Horseshoes
(judging by age and wife’s name, Ann). There were quite a few John
Claypoles in the village though (three or four at any one time).
I have sent you extracts
from the 1841, 1881 and 1901 Censuses with your family info on them. In
the 1841 Census John Craxford is actually listed as John Cranford,
although this could be an error in transcription rather than an original
error on the Census.
I've added a link to your website on the
families page of this site.
25 May, 2005
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