Isaac Kirkby
Elizabeth Stenson
(Source of) Cutts
Samuel Kirkby
Mary Cutts
(Abt 1777-1852)

Peter Kirkby
(Cir 1811-1893)


Family Links

1. Rebecca Allen

2. Ann Day

Peter Kirkby 5

  • Born: Cir 1811, Hucknall Torkard, Notts 6
  • Christened: 7 Apr 1811, Hucknall Torkard 7
  • Marriage (1): Rebecca Allen on 22 Nov 1831 in Hucknall Torkard, Nottingham 1 2
  • Marriage (2): Ann Day on 4 May 1875 in Basford 3 4
  • Died: 21 Jul 1893, High Road, Beeston 8 9

  General Notes:

Sanderson's Map of 1835
George Sanderson's circular map of twenty miles around Mansfield is one of the earliest maps of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. The accuracy and detail shown is remarkable for this date and depicts individual houses and field boundaries.
Hucknall consisted of little more than one long street at this time, but the other major roads along which the village grew after the development of the coalfield in the 1860's can be seen, and have not changed signficantly to the present day.
To the west of the village can be seen Annesley Road heading north-west, Wood Lane due west, and Watnall Road heading south-west from the High Street. To the south-east is Portland Road and the route to Nottingham.
The map suggests the High Street widened towards its centre. In the High Street was Boxtree Farm, which remained a working farm late into the 19th century. The farmhouse was very ancient and in front of it stood a box tree, which was over 400 years old and said to be the oldest in England. Jonathan Shaw, the last farmer to live there, died in 1903 at the age of 79.



He worked as a Warp Lace Maker in 1841 and resided at Allen Street, Hucknall Torkand. 10

He worked as a Lacemaker in 1847 and resided at Beeston, Notts. 11

In 1851 he was a Lacemaker living at Chapel St, Beeston with his wife, children, widowed mother and sister Rebecca. 12

In 1861 he was described as a Lace Maker and was living at Market St, Beeston with wife and sons Frederick and Peter. 13

In 1871 he was widowed and described as a Miller & Lace Manufacturer. He was living in the High Road, Beeston with sons Frederick and Samuel. 14

In 1881 he was a Lacemaker and living with second wife Ann a dressmaker and her son Arthur in the High Street, Beeston. Next door was son Samuel and his family and Frederick was a few doors away. 15

In 1891 he was a Lace Maker and was recorded alone at 45 High St, Beeston. Wife Annie is at 47 and a note next to her entry states "During Day Only". An upholster is also recorded as being at number 45. 16


Peter married Rebecca Allen, daughter of George Allen and Ann Newbutt, on 22 Nov 1831 in Hucknall Torkard, Nottingham.1 2 (Rebecca Allen was born on 26 Jan 1811 in Hucknall Torkard, Notts 17 and died on 27 Mar 1870 in Beeston, Notts 18.)


Peter next married Ann Day, daughter of Henry Day and Hannah Needham, on 4 May 1875 in Basford.3 4 (Ann Day was born Cal 1832 in Smalley, Derby 19, christened on 17 Nov 1832 in Smalley, Derbys 20 and died From Apr to Jun 1909 in Basford 21.)


1 The Church of Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index,, PETER KIRKBY Male Event(s): Birth: Christening: Death: Burial: Marriages: Spouse: REBECCA ALLEN Marriage: 22 NOV 1831 Hucknall Torkard, Nottingham, England.

2 Nottingham Family History Society (NFHS),, KIRKBY Peter ALLEN Rebecca HUT 22/11/1831.

3 FreeBMD Online Index of BMD, England & Wales,, Marriage. Marriages Jun 1875 KIRKBY Peter Basford 7b 151 THUMS Ann Basford 7b 151. Ordered 3/1/5.

4 Nottingham Family History Society (NFHS),, Marriage. KIRKBYPeterTHUMSAnnBEE4/05/1875.

5 The Church of Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index,, Birth SK 1848. "kirby".

6 Email Gaynor Kirkby 2004 - incl. info in letters from J Redpath 1987, Kirkby (unknown) had two children Rebecca b 1811-1870; and Peter b.1813 Lacemanufacter from Hucknall Torkard. Doesn't agree with baptism.

7 Nottingham Family History Society (NFHS),, Baptism. HUT 7/04/1811 Peter Samuel Mary KIRKBY.

8 FreeBMD Online Index of BMD, England & Wales,, Death. Deaths Sep 1893 Kirkby Peter 82 Basford 7b 105.

9 General Register Office (England & Wales) Certificate,, Death.

10 Online Census and BMD,, 1841C.

11 General Register Office (England & Wales) Certificate,, Birth SK 1847.

12 Online Census and BMD,, 1851C.

13 Online Census and BMD,, 1861C.

14 Census UK,, 1871.

15 Census UK,, 1881.

16 Online Census and BMD,, 1891C.

17 The Church of Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index,, REBECKAH ALLEN
Birth: 26 JAN 1811 Nottingham, Nottingham
Messages: Form submitted by a member of the LDS Church.


18 1837online (now findmypast),, Deaths Mar 1870 KIRKBY Rebecca 59 Basford 7b 106.

19 Census UK,, 1871 1881. Name RelationMarital StatusGenderAgeBirthplaceOccupationDisability Peter KIRKBYHead M Male 68 Hucknall Forkard, Nottingham, England Lace Maker Ann KIRKBY Wife M Female 48 Smalley, Derby, England Dress Maker Aurther Thomas KIRKBY Son Male 16 Beeston, Nottingham, England Butcher Source Information: Dwelling High Street Census PlaceBeeston, Nottingham, England Family History Library Film 1341794 Public Records Office Reference RG11 Piece / Folio 3331 / 33 Page Number 6.

20 The Church of Latter Day Saints, International Genealogical Index,, ANNE DAY
Christening: 17 NOV 1832 Smalley, Derby
Mother: HANNAH. Looks pretty good but parents names not amongst children. (not so! - found a Henry in 1861).

21 FreeBMD Online Index of BMD, England & Wales,, Death. Deaths Jun 1909 KIRKBY Ann 76 Basford 7b 107.