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Postby vlad » Tue Jun 21, 2011 12:00 am

Hi all,
I have recently found your group and hope we may be of mutual help and /or interest.

Please be patient as I am not a great computer wiz.

I have been researching my wife’s family history by the name of WILKINSON, and have traced the family back to the Wilkinsons of Warsop.

My research has brought me to William Wilkinson and his wife Pilgrim (Hardstaff) in the mid 1700s.

My first question is has anyone in the forum by chance researched this old Worsop family?

My second question is that I have in the past heard of the Wilkinsons as well as being rope makers, were also gun smiths back in history.

Has anyone any clue where the gun smith story came from?

I would welcome any information regarding the above, and it goes without saying that I am willing to share what I have with others.
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Re: gunsmiths of warsop

Postby Caz » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:06 pm

Back in the fifties, when I was very young, I remember a family of Wilkinsons live on Sycamore Street, Church Warsop. I don't know what happened to them and they may not be the same family as Wilkinson is a fairly common name here. Someone else on here may be able to help. I hope you find your roots! :wink:
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Re: gunsmiths of warsop

Postby m8tey » Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:30 pm

Caz wrote:Back in the fifties, when I was very young, :wink:
:reallyfunny: :rollinglaughing: :rollinglaugh: Very young, nice one Caz........
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Re: gunsmiths of warsop

Postby moanersRus » Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:32 pm

thought being back in the 1700's you would be very young

i have messaged someone about this (a wilkinson) to see if they have done a family tree and if that names on it if they have
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Postby Caz » Wed Jun 22, 2011 10:02 pm

:roll: I might have known I'd get comments from you two! :lol:
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Re: gunsmiths of warsop

Postby Garth Throstle » Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:12 am

Whilst looking into the background of the participants in the 1816 perambulation of the Lordship of Warsop the Friends of Thynghowe came up with this info about the Wilkinson family -
'William Wilkinson was licensee of the Dog and Rabbit Inn and followed his father as a ropemaker, supplying the Clumber, Thoresby and Welbeck estates. Most of his eight sons continued in the ropemaking business although according to Warsop Parish Registers “two of them were inveterate poachers. Joseph, the youngest, organised a regular band of men with whom he used to go out at nights with dogs and guns and scour the country far and near”. '
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Postby vlad » Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:05 am

thank you gareth,
do you have the name or source of the above information, and where it is to be found eg archives, local library etc ?
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Postby vlad » Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:25 am

moaners rus,
thank you for sending the post to your wilkinson contact, have you had a reply?
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Re: gunsmiths of warsop

Postby Garth Throstle » Wed Jul 06, 2011 6:37 pm

vlad wrote:thank you gareth,
do you have the name or source of the above information, and where it is to be found eg archives, local library etc ?


The extract is from the first draft a booklet due for publication in 2013! The main sources are Warsop Parish Registers by Richard J. King (Curate of Warsop and Diocesan Inspector) published By William Goul, 3, Westgate. Mansfield in 1884 and White's Directory of Nottinghamshire of 1832. Both can be found in local libraries (copies of Richard J. King are in Warsop library) and can also be downloaded from the internet.
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Re: gunsmiths of warsop

Postby moanersRus » Wed Jul 06, 2011 8:56 pm

no reply sorry, but he's a busy lad lol
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Re: gunsmiths of warsop

Postby Sanders » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:10 pm

There was a Wilkinson family who lived at 34 George Street - Ann and Hazel Wilkinson. Their cousin, Johnny Wilkinson lived on Princess Avenue.
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Re: gunsmiths of warsop

Postby historyhound » Thu Dec 19, 2013 10:05 am

I know the Brummett family who had the Plough were gunsmiths
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