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Eliza Allen 1882-Deceased: Baptism

Published: October 14, 2017    Last modified: October 18, 2017

Ziller Jacklin (née Ziller Allen 1858-1949)
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Ziller Jacklin (née Ziller Allen 1858-1949)
Mother of Eliza Allen 1882-Deceased

After several years and a great deal of research, I may have solved my 'Elizabeth Allen' conundrum.

Just to recap, Elizabeth ALLEN 1882-Deceased appears in the England and Wales Census 1891 as a niece to Daniel JACKLIN 1862-1953 and Zillah JACKLIN (née Ziller ALLEN 1858-1949). I have always been intrigued by this niece but even with much research I had never been able to establish her place in the family tree:

FHJ Ref: 007
Census: England and Wales Census 1891
Place: Bradley Yard, Aston With Aughton, Rotherham, Yorkshire
Household: Daniel Jacklin

JacklinDanHeadMarriedM28Coal MinerWhaddon, Cambridgeshire,
JacklinZillerWifeMarriedF32Gringley, Lincolnshire
AllenElizabethNieceSF9Gringley, Lincolnshire
Note: Gringley, Lincolnshire ought to be Little Gringley, Nottinghamshire

To view this table full width please click here.

To view my earlier posts regarding Elizabeth ALLEN please click here and here.

Recently, while researching Zillah LITTLEWOOD (Zillah FENTON abt. 1807-1862), I was using FreeReg and searching the Nottinghamshire registers for various spellings of the forename 'Zillah'. At some point I must have decided to search for 'Zillah Allen', my great grandmother. Luckily I happened to have checked the 'Family members', 'Witnesses' and 'Soundtex' boxes and this returned two results:

Name: Eliza ALLEN
Event: Baptism
Date: 04 Mar 1882
Place: Nottinghamshire, Clarborough
Church: St Saviour
Type: Parish Register


Name: Sarah ALLEN and Issac BUTROID
Event: Marriage
Date: 28 Oct 1884
Place: Nottinghamshire, Clarborough
Church: St Saviour
Type: Parish Register

I was already aware, thanks to KG, of Sarah ALLEN 1862-1943 and Issac BUTROID 1862-1943's marriage, (Zilla ALLEN was a witness to the marriage of her sister Sarah, hence its inclusion in these results), but I was very surprised, when on expanding these search results, I saw that Eliza ALLEN's mother was Zilla ALLEN and Eliza's place of birth, Little Gringley. The record gives Eliza's date of birth as 14th February 1882.

So it transpires prior to Zilla ALLEN's marriage to Daniel JACKLIN and the birth of their son and my grandfather Wilfred JACKLIN 1896-1967, Ziller ALLEN had two daughters by fathers' unknown:

Georgiana ALLEN 1878-1965
Eliza ALLEN 1882-Deceased

In order to confirm this baptism record I can now try to obtain a birth certificate for Eliza ALLEN.

For quite some time I had not used FreeReg, since areas of the country I am interested in were not well covered. So I was very pleased to find that FreeReg is a very useful tool when searching the Nottinghamshire registers.

Issac BUTROID is also known as Jesse BUTROID

Church of Saint Saviour, Clarborough, Retford, Nottinghamshire

Published: August 6, 2007    Last modified: February 14, 2017

Church of Saint Saviour, Clarborough, Retford, Nottinghamshire

In this previous post I wrote about Little Gringley near Retford, Nottinghamshire and wondering where my ancestors might be buried.

This weekend I was in the vicinity of the Church of Saint Saviour at Retford, Nottinghamshire. I took the opportunity to take some photographs and check the headstones in the graveyard. Few of the headstones remain standing and some of them have been moved to the perimeter and are facing the 'wrong' way with overgrown vegetation preventing examination of the inscriptions. I didn't find any headstones bearing the family names of ALLEN or LITTLEWOOD.

A church service was taking place so I had to forgo taking photographs of the church interior. Another time, maybe.

The Church of Saint Saviour is located on Welham Road. Closer to Retford, Welham Road eventually becomes Moorgate.

"Originally a chapel of ease to Clarborough, was created a parish in 1934 and is now classed as East Retford."

Old Comments:

Littlewoods Retford
Submitted by Roger Crookes on Fri, 2007-10-19 12:36

I tried to send a message using the 'feedback' option. Unfortunately after I had typed a rather long note I discovered I was limited to 1000 characters. Hence I shortened the note and gave you my e-mail number in case you wanted me to send you the info I have found out to before 1741 (this took approx 70 lines of text).
Please advise what you would wish me to do.

Littlewood, Clarborough
Submitted by Neil Jacklin on Wed, 2007-10-17 19:27

My LITTLEWOOD lineage goes back from Fanny LITTLEWOOD abt1832 >> Joseph LITTLEWOOD abt1811 >> James LITTLEWOOD.

I have James LITTLEWOOD married to Sarah BURTON 1799, with 10 children:
Mary, Ann, Elizabeth, John, Joseph, William, George, Samuel, Sarah and Jane.

My notes show this information came via a 3rd party and I have not had time to verify its accuracy. I also have further information courtesy of a website.

I would be very pleased to receive further information on this line. Please contact me using the Contact Form and if you wish we can exchange information.

Thanks very much for taking the time to comment.

Samuel Littlewood
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2007-10-17 18:09

I have researched the Littlewoods at St saviours and confirm Samuel Littlewood married Mary Clarke 8th June 1835. Unfortunately Mary died on 23 August 1838 - I think from giving birth to a son, Nathan who also died 3 days later. Samuel went on to re marry in December quarter of 1838 and Married Elizabeth Parker. Their first child, Mary was born 10 June 1839. Mary married Thomas Moore (born Retford 1831). I do have more info on Samuel Littlewoods' parents and grandparents which I should be glad to pass on if this is helpful.my lineage goes back through the Mary Littlewood/Thomas Moore line.

Jesse Butroid and Sarah Butroid (née Sarah Allen): Marriage details

Published: June 10, 2005    Last modified: February 17, 2017

I wrote in this post about being contacted by a direct descendant of Jesse BUTROID 1862-1943 and Sarah BUTROID (née Sarah ALLEN 1862-1943). He has very kindly provided me with more details which has enabled me to corroborate some entries in my family history.

Jesse BUTROID 1862-1943 and Sarah BUTROID (née Sarah ALLEN 1862-1943)'s marriage certificate shows they were married on the 20th of October 1884 at the Church of Saint Saviour, Clarborough, Nottinghamshire, England. My great grandmother Ziller JACKLIN (née Ziller ALLEN 1858-1949) and Edward PALMER were witnesses. Jesse BUTROID 1862-1943's father is shown as John BUTROID 1840-1921: Sarah BUTROID (née Sarah ALLEN 1862-1943)'s father is shown as John ALLEN 1831-Deceased (my great great grandfather).

I have updated some of the details for Jesse BUTROID 1862-1943, Sarah BUTROID (née Sarah ALLEN 1862-1943), Ziller JACKLIN (née Ziller ALLEN 1858-1949) and John ALLEN 1831-Deceased in my GEDCOM.

Little Gringley, Nottinghamshire

Published: April 10, 2005    Last modified: February 20, 2017
Little Gringley, Retford, Nottinghamshire

Little Gringley, Retford, Nottinghamshire

Leaving East Drayton we moved on to the nearby hamlet of Little Gringley, approximately 4 miles east of Retford, Nottinghamshire. Little Gringley is the birth place of my great grandmother Ziller JACKLIN (née Ziller ALLEN) 1858-1949.

Little Gringley consists of just a few cottages and farms and I doubt it has changed a great deal in over 150 years. There isn't a church in Little Gringley so we were left guessing where the locals would be buried since Little Gringley seemed to be equidistant as the crow flies between Grove and Clarborough.

2007-08-06 I finally found the time to visit the Church of Saint Saviour, Retford, Nottinghamshire, take some photographs and explore the attached cemetery. Photographs are in the Gallery.

Old Comments:

Joseph and Gwen Bush
Submitted by Deborah Bush on Tue, 2015-02-03 21:15

Hi, I am looking for background information on Joseph and Gwen Bush formally of Retford and wondered if these names mean anything to you. Regards Deborah

Burials for Little Gringley
Submitted by Michael Kirk on Fri, 2014-05-16 17:21

My grandfather was Mr Frank Bush who was born at Bush Cottage, Little Gringley on 3rd August 1877. His parents were Joseph and Sarah Bush (nee Woodhead). They are both buried in the churchyard at Clarborough Church. I have lots more information about the Bush family of Little Gringley if anyone is interested.

St. Saviours Church, Retford
Submitted by Neil Jacklin on Mon, 2007-08-06 17:18

Keith, thanks for your comment. I was in the area this weekend so I paid a brief visit to St. Saviours. I took some photographs and inspected some of the headstones. Could not find any with the family names I’m looking for: ALLEN and LITTLEWOOD.

Little Gringley
Submitted by Keith Johnson on Wed, 2006-11-29 14:47

I would suggest you try (if you haven't already) the churchyard of St Saviours (Retford) for burials from Little Gringley.
Regards Keith