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My mum came from Derbyshire, England and grew up in the ancient parish of Old Brampton near Chesterfield. Although we lived further South in Northamptonshire, we enjoyed our visits to grandparents and great grandparents, and became familiar with Chesterfield and it’s surrounding areas.

In my first genealogy and family history site, www.mosleyfamilies.com I am researching my paternal family and all those associated with them down the centuries, including of course, my mum’s own Hill family. That research is ongoing and the site is being added to daily. So why this second site?

When I began my research, I had no idea of the history of the Hill family. But, with the aid of others, I quickly discovered that the Hills had left much documentary evidence of their presence in Derbyshire for at least five hundred years. They prospered, lived through harder times, worked the land, and left their mark. Some travelled further afield and can be traced as far as New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the United States. Others remained local to the area which has been home to the family for so long.

The evidence for all these families requires that the story be told as fully as possible, and that everything be presented in one place. The objective of this site will be to document the genealogy of the families, and where possible to add a little of the history surrounding them. There is much work to be done to add source material and documentary evidence. That work is ongoing and there is new material added almost daily.

I encourage you to browse this ever growing content, and if you are linked to anyone, or to any of the events recorded here, then I’d love to hear from you.


Mum was proud of her family heritage and I still have the small notes she made to help me get started on this voyage of discovery.

She told of family mysteries, of the myths passed from generation to generation, but also helped identify some of the key characters who were the starting point for my research.

This one’s for you mum.


Martin

Visit my Sites…

The Mosley Family

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This is the story of the Hill family originating in Derbyshire and now extending around the World.

Brampton Communities

A study of the ancient parish of Old Brampton and it’s neighbouring communities.

Here you will find history, genealogy, a photographic record and much more.

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The Hill Families

The Mosley family originating in Derbyshire and South Yorkshire.

An extended family tree including many other families associated with the Mosley name.

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A Couple of Interesting Relatives

Elizabeth Webster


I was given my great great great grandma’s personal memoir to read when I was about 13 and taking an interest in our family history. It may not be typical reading for an adolescent but it certainly had a lasting effect on me.

The record she kept gives a unique insight into the life of a working class farmer’s wife from 19th century England. Through it I feel a real connection to a hard working, God fearing lady. It is undoubtedly the biggest single influence on my ongoing interest in social history and genealogy. Here, you can see a brief resume of Elizabeth’s life drawn from her own words.

I have a scanned copy of the memoir available for anyone interested.

Alfred Ibberson


Alfred was my great great grandfather. His story is one of the best documented of all my ancestors.

His long career as a soldier, his eventful family life, and his colourful character give us a clear insight into his personality. It feels as though we can actually get to know him.

To begin with, it was difficult to track Alfred down. He had been a controversial figure within his family, and my enquiries often resulted in the response: “We don’t know.”

We are fortunate that sufficient evidence remains for us to learn more than just the key facts and dates in his remarkable life.

“The grandson wants to remember what the father wished to forget.”Unknown

Meet Some of the Family

Lily Pugh 1884 - 1973

Alice May Hill 1895 – 1937

Elsie Mosley 1897 - 1975

Joseph Hill 1838 – 1925

Herbert Mosley 1900 - 1962

Ellen Hill 1894 – 1918

George Mayhew 1862 - 1940

Edward Addy Hill 1877 – 1964

What You Can Expect to Find


Parish Records

For those of us researching from a distance, parish records can sometimes be difficult to verify. They are, however, vital to learning more about our families before civil registration began in 1837.

You will find either images or transcription references to these records for many individuals on my sites.

Headstones

The memorials placed by family or friends on the death of a loved one can give an insight into the lives of those who lived before us. Memorials in stone are also frequently more durable than other family documents. As such the inscriptions on headstones or memorial plaques are both a valuable and sometimes touching source of information.

Here I record the headstones, tombs and memorials with their inscriptions as they survive today. As time permits I plan to add further memorials.


Dusty Documents

It is sometimes surprising how much documentary evidence can be found, even for our humblest ancestors. Wills, legal records, school attendance records, even maps…

Where I’ve found them, copies or transcripts are included on these sites.

Family Trees

The information on this site relates to my extended paternal family tree. Since you are here, it is probable that you share at least some relations with me.

You are free to browse and to learn from all I have published here. All I ask is that if you do find links, you let me know, so that we can add to what we already learned.

Please use the contact form below.

It is sometimes surprising how much documentary evidence can be found, even for our humblest ancestors.

Wills, legal records, school attendance records, even maps…

Where I’ve found them, copies or transcripts are included on these sites.

For those of us researching from a distance, parish records can sometimes be difficult to verify. They are, however, vital to learning more about our families before civil registration began in 1837.

You will find either images or transcription references to these records for many individuals on my sites.

The memorials placed by family or friends on the death of a loved one can give an insight into the lives of those who lived before us.

Memorials in stone are also frequently more durable than other family documents. As such the inscriptions on headstones or memorial plaques are both a valuable and sometimes touching source of information.

Here I record the headstones, tombs and memorials with their inscriptions as they survive today. As time permits I plan to add further memorials.

The information on this site relates to my extended maternal family tree. Since you are here, it is probable that you share at least some relations with me.

You are free to browse and to learn from all I have published here. All I ask is that if you do find links, you let me know, so that we can add to what we already learned.

Please use the contact link below.

Lest We Forget…


Andrew Brittlebank
1895 - 1917

Andrew served with the 59th Battalion, Australian Infantry.

He was killed in action on 15 Oct 1917 at Passchendaele. He is buried in the Aeroplane Cemetery, Flanders.


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Wilfred Browne
1897 - 1917

Wilfred served with the Royal Scots Fusiliers.

He was killed in action on 14 May 1917 and is buried in the Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais.


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Rowland Jenkinson
1894 - 1915

Rowland served with the Northumberland Fusiliers.

He was killed in action on 25 Sept 1915 and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Loos Memorial.


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Lancelot Tagg
1881 - 1915

Lancelot served with the Lincolnshire Regiment.

He was killed in action on 9 May 1915 and has no known grave. He is commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial.


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Do You Have Information About These Families?


I am always on the the lookout for more details relating to these families, including jobs, friends and interesting information about the places they’ve lived.

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