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They are driving me wild

duckweed

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I know there is a George and a Thomas Wilde living in Norton Lees in 1805. I know a George Wilde married an Annis Gillot in Norton in 1810 and they had a son born about 1812 in Norton. I can find lots of Wildes in Sheffield who were born in Norton all file smiths, but can't find any in Norton.
 

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Well DW. I've just gone through the 4 districts of Norton, Derbyshire. And the Wildes are very thin on the ground......however.

There is one Thomas Wild b.1791 n.b.i.c - Occ. Cutler.

Plus Elizabeth Wild b.1819. n.b.i.c. Occ. Female servant.

And that is your lot.

Both in District 1. Page 10.

Sorry can't be of more help.

Oh yes.......Joseph White 1796 and Saley White 1791, were on page 9 of the same district, along with James White 1821.


Steve.:)
 

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Well you've found a Thomas Wild which is more than I have. Can't have been the one I'm looking for as he's too young to be renting land in 1805 but has to be a relative unless they have his age wrong. I think this has to be basically a cutler family who do a bit of farming on the side, maybe have a couple of cows and grow some food.

Looked in the parish records and have a George and a Thomas brothers baptised 1784 and 1785 in Norton Church. They are presumably the George and Thomas who rent the land at Norton Lees. There's also some more siblings an Ellis bapt 1793, William 1787. Parents name George and Sarah
 

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Found him. There's a what looks like Jason Wild but think it may be Jos or Josephus Wild. Thomas is in with the Gillots. George married a Gillot so that makes sense.
 

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Now I've found Thomas in 1851 moved along the road to four lane ends, just a few yards along, Found something interesting a mention of a George and Ann Wild who were devout presbyterians and this George was an assistant constable. Found a George in 1841, approximately same age as Thomas. This poster mentioned that the Wilds were all cutlers too. Although on the census he and Ann are both from Sheffield maybe it is them.

Hey looked up cutlers and apprentices found George and Thomas both of Norton Lees, both father George Wild of Norton Lees. Both trained as file cutters. So that is definitely them.
 

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