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Eli Wightman's Kirby-in-Ashfield's geography
« on: Saturday 19 March 16 17:20 GMT (UK) »
Hi Wondered if anyone on here can help me with some of the places in Kirby-in-Ashfield area? I am researching Eli Wightman who in the 1901 census is living  on Sherwood Rise, Kirby-in-Ashfield. Looking at all his neighbours everyone is working as miners. Looking at a map Sherwood Rise is still in existence but seems to be in a place called Nuncargate - just south of Kirby-in-Ashfield. I wondered if Nuncargate and maybe Annersley were places that were developed just for miners? Maybe Kirby-in-Ashfield was the original town and these places were built for the mineworkers?

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Re: Eli Wightman's Kirby-in-Ashfield's geography
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 19 March 16 20:43 GMT (UK) »
Hello  :)

Here is a little bit to get you going.

Kirkby in Ashfield and the surrounding hamlets grew when the pits began to open and houses for mining families were needed to house them. Annesley and Nuncargate etc were there long before the miners arrived.

http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/NTT/KirkbyinAshfield
This large village and parish is on the border of Derbyshire, 133 miles north of the city of London and 10 miles north-west of Nottingham city. The parish covers about 5,800 acres and includes the hamlets of Annesley Woodhouse, East Kirkby, Kirkby Woodhouse and Nuncar Gate.

This is a good map to try.... use the slider bar on the left of the page  "Change transparency of overlay" to see the difference in the old map to the modern day map.

http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=16&lat=53.0825&lon=-1.2608&layers=6

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Re: Eli Wightman's Kirby-in-Ashfield's geography
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 19 March 16 21:05 GMT (UK) »
Just in case you don't have the information already for Eli....

Baptism - Kirkby Woodhouse Baptist Chapel
Eli WEIGHTMAN - born 27th January 1833 - parents = James & Hannah

My 5th great-grandparents were William Weightman & Jane Chadbourne; their daughter Mary had her daughter Jane baptised at Kirkby Woodhouse Baptist Chapel.

Mary had a brother James born in 1808..... is he your Eli's father?


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Re: Eli Wightman's Kirby-in-Ashfield's geography
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 19 March 16 21:53 GMT (UK) »
Thank you for that information about the developments of the area and which parts grew as a result of the mining. The Eli Wightman I am looking at in the 1901 census could well be the same man. I will have another look at the information I have and post again.

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Re: Eli Wightman's Kirby-in-Ashfield's geography
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 19 March 16 22:03 GMT (UK) »
You are welcome.... :)

I looked for Eli and see he died in 1912

Here is his burial record in Kingsway Old Cemetery, Kirkby in Ashfield =
http://www.ashfield-dc.gov.uk/ashfieldcemeteries/images/burials/Kingsway%20Old/1883_1916/pics_Compressed/Page_000168.jpg

Here is the link if you would like to search for anyone else.
http://www.ashfield-dc.gov.uk/ashfieldcemeteries/index.php

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Re: Eli Wightman's Kirby-in-Ashfield's geography
« Reply #5 on: Monday 21 March 16 17:18 GMT (UK) »
Hi Dizzifish- I have now checked backed through the research I have done and think you are right. Eli Wightman (b. 1833) does seem to be the grandson of William & Jane Wightman through  their son James who was also baptised at Kirby Woodhouse Non-Conformist Chapel(1808). Eli's family  all seem to have a long history associated with framework knitting and stayed in the Nuncargate area until later generations became miners.  Please do message me if you want any more information.