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Subject: Re: [DBY] Wilne Burials and the name Daft
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 13:41:49 +0000 (GMT)
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Yes indeed my George is the grandfather of George Daft who married Sarah Bates. Their son, Reuben was born before they married. Sarah was buried at Wilne 28 May 1849 and George then marrid Elizabeth Waters. Reuben married Eliza  ? and they moved to Aston under Lyne, Lancashire.
Sandra Stock

--- On Sun, 22/3/09, J K gen <> wrote:

From: J K gen <>
Subject: Re: [DBY] Wilne Burials and the name Daft
Date: Sunday, 22 March, 2009, 12:04 AM

It's possible that the same George Daft is grandfather to another
George who married Sarah Bates in 1838 in Wilne - she was my ggg Aunt
and their son, Reuben, lived for a short time with her sister and
family, my gg grandparents.

Through relations in Nottingham (not connected in any way to this
line, I spent a wonderful day travelling around that part of Notts,
Milford, Draycott Wilne, wondering why the Godber family had moved to
Ashton under Lyne in the 1850s. They were mostly cotton workers, it
just appeared more pleasant in the 20th century in the villages, than
it might have been in mid 19th century Lancs.


On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 12:51 PM, MICHAEL STPCL
<> wrote:
> The George Daft mentioned is my 5 x great grandfather, a carrier and dyer
who came to live in Wilne from Nottingham. The surname DAFT was prevalent in the
East Midlands and many early Dafts were centered on the village of Hickling,
> My husband and I have transcribed approximately 4,000 burials at Wilne, a
copy of which is held in the Derbyshire Family History Society Headquarters in
> There was a bridge over the river Derwent from early times and in 1793 a
bridge was erected on a new site. The tolls for this bridge were to be shared
between the co-partners of Wilne Mills. A bridge (unlikely to be this one)
collapsed in 1936 and a new one erected further down stream. There is a pleasant
walk from Draycott down to Wilne then crossing the bridge and fields to Great
Wilne and Shardlow.
> A ferry, called the Amberston Ferry also operated further upstream.
> Church Wilne was also known as Little Wilne.

London : the Family History Event
Sunday 3rd May 2009 : at the Barbican Centre

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