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"Cresswell" Derbyshire
« on: Wednesday 26 July 06 20:27 BST (UK) »
I have been informed this evening on the Phone that relatives of mine lived in "Cresswell" Derbyshire.I couldn't find any such place in Derbyshire on Multimap.So the question is obvious;Has anyone heard of such a place?

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William Russell Jones
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Wrexham.
Jones, Griffiths. Stephens, Parry, Gabriel, Conway, Hughes, Evans, Roberts, Lea, Hanmer. Peake, Edwards. Newnes, Davies. Thomas. "Blythin".
All North Wales.
Conway, Durber, Cartlidge, Lovatt, Bebington. Brindley, Sankey, Brunt. Dean. Clewes. Rhodes. Mountford,Walker,Bache, "Gibbons"Hood. Taylor
All Stoke-on-Trent.
Francis - Nantwich Cheshire.
Dennell - Cheshire/Staffordshire.
Talbot-Shropshire
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Re: "Cresswell" Derbyshire
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 26 July 06 20:47 BST (UK) »
There's a Creswell village, and Cresswell crags..
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Re: "Cresswell" Derbyshire
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 26 July 06 20:53 BST (UK) »
Many thanks for your reply "retiringtype",and whereabouts in Derbyshire are these places?

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William Russell Jones
Cefn Mawr
Wrexham.
Jones, Griffiths. Stephens, Parry, Gabriel, Conway, Hughes, Evans, Roberts, Lea, Hanmer. Peake, Edwards. Newnes, Davies. Thomas. "Blythin".
All North Wales.
Conway, Durber, Cartlidge, Lovatt, Bebington. Brindley, Sankey, Brunt. Dean. Clewes. Rhodes. Mountford,Walker,Bache, "Gibbons"Hood. Taylor
All Stoke-on-Trent.
Francis - Nantwich Cheshire.
Dennell - Cheshire/Staffordshire.
Talbot-Shropshire
Census Information Is Crown Copyright,from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: "Cresswell" Derbyshire
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 26 July 06 21:03 BST (UK) »
just type "Creswell" into Google .. or go to the Streetmap website for a detailed map. Creswell Crags has the oldest traces of human habitation in England - so if you are connected there you must go way back ! I think the two spellings are more or less interchangeable. I have a couple of Elizabeth Cresswells amongst my relatives - hence my interest.
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Re: "Cresswell" Derbyshire
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 26 July 06 21:15 BST (UK) »

Try genuki

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/DBY/Creswell/index.html

tells you where it is and nearest towns.
Middx - VAUS, ROBERTS, EVERSFIELD, INMAN, STAR, HOLBECK, WYATT, BICKFORD, SMITH, REDWOOD
Hants - SMALL, HAMMERTON, GRIST, FRYER, TRODD, DAGWELL, PARKER, WOODFORD, CROUTEAR, BECK, BENDELL, KEEPING, HARDING, BULL
Kent - BAYLY, BORER, MITCHELL, PLANE, VERNON, FARRANCE, CHAPMAN, MEDHURST, LOMAX, WYATT, IDEN
Devon - TOPE, BICKFORD, FOSTER
YKS - QUIRK, McGUIRE, BENN
Nott/Derbs - SLACK
Herts - BARNES
L'pool- PLUMBE
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Re: "Cresswell" Derbyshire
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 26 July 06 21:31 BST (UK) »
Many thanks for your reply,and was the area a Coal Mining area also?

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William Russell Jones
Cefn Mawr
Wrexham.
Jones, Griffiths. Stephens, Parry, Gabriel, Conway, Hughes, Evans, Roberts, Lea, Hanmer. Peake, Edwards. Newnes, Davies. Thomas. "Blythin".
All North Wales.
Conway, Durber, Cartlidge, Lovatt, Bebington. Brindley, Sankey, Brunt. Dean. Clewes. Rhodes. Mountford,Walker,Bache, "Gibbons"Hood. Taylor
All Stoke-on-Trent.
Francis - Nantwich Cheshire.
Dennell - Cheshire/Staffordshire.
Talbot-Shropshire
Census Information Is Crown Copyright,from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: "Cresswell" Derbyshire
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 26 July 06 21:34 BST (UK) »
Many thanks Bearcat also for your reply and the useful link.

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William Russell Jones
Cefn Mawr
Wrexham.
Jones, Griffiths. Stephens, Parry, Gabriel, Conway, Hughes, Evans, Roberts, Lea, Hanmer. Peake, Edwards. Newnes, Davies. Thomas. "Blythin".
All North Wales.
Conway, Durber, Cartlidge, Lovatt, Bebington. Brindley, Sankey, Brunt. Dean. Clewes. Rhodes. Mountford,Walker,Bache, "Gibbons"Hood. Taylor
All Stoke-on-Trent.
Francis - Nantwich Cheshire.
Dennell - Cheshire/Staffordshire.
Talbot-Shropshire
Census Information Is Crown Copyright,from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

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Re: "Cresswell" Derbyshire
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 26 July 06 21:38 BST (UK) »
Yes, coal mining was big there.. type "Creswell coal" into Google for lots of links.
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Re: "Cresswell" Derbyshire
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 01 August 06 16:00 BST (UK) »
Creswell is now lumped into Worksop, which is (of course) in Notts. I'm open to correction here, but I believe the parish is "Elmton with Creswell". That might be another reason for problems with global-searches, including IGI. I think you can access the IGI batch numbers for "Elmton" through http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hughwallis/IGIBatchNumbers/CountyDerby_(A-M).htm#PageTitle

For a small village, Creswell didn't half spawn a fair number of surname-derivatives (a polite doffing of hats to great-granny's family, if you please!).

Let it be recalled that Creswell was, indeed, a mining village. It was the scene of the Creswell Colliery disaster of 26 September 1950, with eighty dead -- anyone looking for information could well go to http://www.healeyhero.co.uk/rescue/pictures/reminise/cres_menu.htm
In Derbyshire: Whysall and their distaffs. In Norfolk and Cambs, Piggott/Pigot and their distaffs. In Ulster and SW Scotland, Hendry, Maud and their links.
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