UK families: some of the smaller branches

(This page is not yet complete.)

There are two families which are large enough to be covered by their own webpage each (and as research continues there may well be more).  These are the Tarratt and Tamworth families

UK families: The Tarratt family is so named because of the use of Tarratt as a second Christian name.  This came from the marriage of a Richard Titterton to a Mary Tarratt in 1762 at Ashby de la Zouch.  The marriage took a long time to find as it was indexed as Richard Fitterton marrying Mary Farratt

UK families: The Tamworth family descend from a John Titterton son of Mary Titterton who was christened at Hints, Staffs, in 1809.

 

Other Branches


STAFFORDSHIRE

Cheadle: Branches of different families settled at Cheadle.

Daniel Titterton of the Grindon family moved there in the 1720s. He died in 1728 and his family have not been traced from then onwards.

Thomas Titterton, a member of the Tarratt family was a cooper at Cheadle circa-1825

William Titterton born circa 1794 at Grindon settled in Cheadle as did a number of his descendants.


Uttoxeter: Family Group Name: Uttoxeter Period: 1600-1825

Geographic Area:

Summary: There are a number of references to Tittertons here but it has not yet been possible yet to establish a cohesive family tree.


Wolverhampton: Family Group Name: Wolverhampton Period: 1750-1850

Geographic Area: Wolverhampton, Staffs

Summary: There are a number of references to Tittertons here but it has not yet been possible yet to establish a cohesive family tree. A John Titterton was born in Wolverhampton about 1788. He was Governor of Peterborough jail in 1851. His son was John Allen Pershouse Titterton a photographer who married a Titterton, Elizabeth Jane the daughter of Frederick Bradney Titterton of the London Bradney family.


DERBYSHIRE

Derby: Family Group Name: Derby Period: 1800 to present day

Geographic Area: Derby

Summary: Branches of two different families settled at in Derby. The family of fishmongers and game dealers living in Sadlergate arrived there early in the 1800s from Nottingham. There are still descendants living in the county. One branch moved to Sheffield and back again. Also the Directories record a John Titterton (Market?) Gardener whose widow is continuing the business in the 1850s. Most likely he is the son of the founder of the Hartington branch who was a son of the family at Youlgreave. Later generations were to move to Hollington.


Elton: Family Group Name: Elton Period: 1800-1900

Geographic Area: Elton, Derbyshire (also Middleton, Youlgreave and Calver)

Summary: The Elton, Middleton and Youlgreave families probably all connect together. Richard Titterton and Thomas Titterton were raising their families in Elton 1810 – 1825. Both married at Youlgreave where a William Titterton was raising his own family. Earlier generations at Youlgeave were Thomas and William, whose children were born in the late 1760s and 1770s. William’s son Richard b. 1782 is most likely Richard of Elton. The family of Job Titterton born at Elton in 1828 moved to Calver.


Hartington: Family Group Name: Hartington Period: 1830- to date

Geographic Area: Hartington, Earl Sterndale and Sheen.

Summary: The John Titterton who married Jane Edensor in 1733 in Hartington was part of the Grindon-Deepdale family and founder of the Edensor leg of that family. The background of John Titterton who married Mary Bossley in 1793 at Hartington is unknown. He was born circa 1766 and established a family which lived in Hartington, Sheen and for a period at Earl Sterndale well into the 20th century.

John’s wife died in 1806 and he fathered a bastard child William Pett of Biggin in 1810. The mother was a Hannah Pett. William’s son James Pett, b. 1844, was called James Pett Titterton in the 1861 Census.


Wirksworth 1: Family Group Name; Wirksworth 1. Period 1700-1800

Geographic Area: Wirksworth, Carrsington, Hopton and Callow.

Summary: William Titterton married an Abigail Hutchinson who was to be left some money by her brother Rev Thomas Hutchinson. Later this will was to be disputed by an Isaac Hutchinson claiming that his uncle was a lunatic when he made the will. This court case showed that one of William and Abigail’s grandsons lived at Callow Farm Wirksworth and another was a Cheesemakers in Bermondsey, London. William may have been a member of the Ashbourne family as he christened a daughter Temperance. This unusual name was that of the wife of a Richard Titterton of Ashbourne

Wirksworth 2: Family Group Name; Wirksworth 2.

Geographic Area: Wirksworth,

Summary: Daniel Titterton married Ann Eaton in 1750 in Darley Dale and had four children in Wirksworth. He then seems to have moved to Nottingham where he and his wife had a further 8 children.Daniel may have come from Brassington and his son John could be the ancestor of the Derby fishmongers.


Youlgreave: Family Group Name: Youlgreave Period: 1760-1950

Geographic Area: Youlgreave, Derbys

Summary: There were Titterton living in Youlgreave in the 1760s but the precise family relationships are yet to be established. William married Mary Buxton in 1818 and their only surviving son seems to be John b.1822. John had three sons. The papers of his grandson, John Beckett Titterton, who fought in World War I are in the Record Office in Matlock. Other early members of this family moved to Elton.


LIVERPOOL

Two completely different families found themselves in Liverpool.  One was a branch of the London Penn family who had moved there by 1881; and the other was the family of Samuel Titterton a sea captain who was born at Misterton and died in Liverpool in 1905.


LONDON

There have been Tittertons living in London from almost the time the surname appeared in its current form. The volume of data and the fact that people can move a very small distance and change parishes makes it is difficult to build up a full picture of how many Titterton families there were. The families of Bradney, Dewitt, Penn and Staines are London-based and so to some extent is the family at Bermondsey/Southwark, Surrey.


Bermondsey: Family Group Name; Bermondsey. Period 1750- 1850

Geographic Area Bermondsey, London

Summary: The Bermondsey family, when fully researched, may well produce a family which will be the third in size after Grindon and SLY. Summaries of a court dispute about a will show that the Tittertons living in Bermondsey in the 1750s were part of a family from Wirksworth Derbys which is itself almost certainly part of the Ashbourne family. The family were cheesemakers. As explained below the Penn family and the Staines family both have connections with Bermondsey.


Bradney: Family Group Name; Bradney. Period 1800- 1950s

Geographic Area London and Ely

Summary: Benjamin Titterton married Jane Benson at Newgate in 1821. The daughter (Elizabeth Jane) of his second son Frederick Bradney (b. 1829) married John Allen Pershouse Titterton whose father came from Wolverhampton. Their children were born at Ely and lived on well into the 1950s.


Dewitt: Family Group Name; Dewitt. Period: 1700- to date

Geographic Area London, Shoreditch, later New York State, USA

Summary: A Henry Titterton is a coach man in London when his son, Joseph, is born in 1729. Joseph becomes a coach-builder in Shoreditch, a profession followed by his son, Thomas, and grandson Thomas Joseph. The family become quite wealthy. The advent of the railways in the 1840s is, perhaps, the reason William Titterton emigrated to the USA in the 1860′s. The trip across the Atlantic was not necessarily once and for always. William’s brother Frederick is recorded as being with his brother in the States but died back in the UK.

The English family may have died out in the male line in the UK at the turn of the century. The name Dewitt is the maiden name of the wife of the first generation to marry in the States. John Dewitt Titterton of USA has done a lot of research on this family.

Henry’s descendants live today in New York and Pennsylvania. Descendants in the UK may exist but have not yet been traced.


Penn: Family Group Name: Penn Period: 1830-1900

Geographic Area: London later moved to Liverpool

Summary: Penn was a second Christian name used by several generations of this London family; and its frequent use has enabled the tree of a London family to be assembled. The first person to be christened with the name is George Penn Titterton born 1807/8 at Bristol. He lives at 356 Greys Inn Rd Holborn and dies in 1880. His sons are George Penn, a decorator living in Liverpool in 1881, William Nassau, living in Greys Inn Rd in 1881 and James Emmanuel, in Clerkenwell in 1881. There are grandchildren William Penn (x2), James Penn and Granville Penn.

Although he was born in Bristol the key to his family background is found in the Administration of the Estate of Elizabeth Catherine Titterton of Bermondsey who dies in 1883. The adminstratrix is Jane Louisa Titterton of 356 Greys Inn Rd, George Penn’s daughter. Elizabeth C was christened in Bermondsey in 1817, with two sisters, the daughters of James Emmanuel and Mary. This implies a connection with the Bermondsey family.

Did James travel for a living? George Penn tells a Census enumerator he was born in Bristol and a James and Mary christen a daughter Mary in Dawley Magna, Shropshire in 1807. A George and Hannah Titterton baptise a son James Emmanuel at St Benet’s Gracechurch St in 1756. This James Emmanuel would be 61 years old when George Penn is born and so is more likely to be the latter’s grandfather rather than the father.


Staines; Family Group Name: Staines Period: 1830-1900

Geographic Area: London later moved to Essex

Summary: Richard Titterton married Sarah Cross in Camberwell in 1815. He died in Luton and his entry in the 1861 Census records his birth place as Bermondsey with the occupation of Cheesemaker. Thus he is probably part of the Bermondsey family,

He has two sons, Richard Alfred Staines Titterton, and William John as well as two daughters born in Lambeth. Richard A S was a Stationer in London. Why Staines was given as a christian name is unknown? Some of his descendants live in Essex. William John later retired to Wells. One of his grandsons, George, was a Commander in the RN and another Sydney was a Reverend.


LINCOLNSHIRE/NOTTS

Misterton: Family Group Name: Misterton Period: 1830-1900

Geographic Area: Misterton, Notts, Gainsborough Lincs, later Liverpool

Summary: The founder of the family was a Samuel. He had children by his first wife Elizabeth in 1760(Sarah), 1761(Samuel), 1763(William). Presumable his first wife died and also the son William, as he then fathered Mary(1768), William(1769), John(1772) and Ann(1778) by a wife Alice. William’s sons William and Samuel both had families. The two Williams were both Shipwrights. Samuel was a sea-captain and retired to Liverpool, where he died in1905.


SHEFFIELD

Family Group Name: Sheffield Period: 1757-1900

Geographic Area: Sheffield

Summary: Adam Titterton marries Sarah Hartley in 1757 and has a family of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. Sons Henry, Samuel and Charles have families of their own. In 1881 there are over 30 Tittertons in the Sheffield Area and most are Adam’s descendants. However a member of the Derby fishmonger’s family also lived in Sheffield for a while.


Wirksworth 1: Family Group Name; Wirksworth 1. Period 1700-1800

Geographic Area: Wirksworth, Carrsington, Hopton and Callow.

Summary: William Titterton married an Abigail Hutchinson who was to be left some money by her brother Rev Thomas Hutchinson. Later this will was to be disputed by an Isaac Hutchinson claiming that his uncle was a lunatic when he made the will. This court case showed that one of William and Abigail’s grandsons lived at Callow Farm Wirksworth and another was a Cheesemakers in Bermondsey, London. William may have been a member of the Ashbourne family as he christened a daughter Temperance. This unusual name was that of the wife of a Richard Titterton of Ashbourne

Wirksworth 2: Family Group Name; Wirksworth 2.

Geographic Area: Wirksworth,

Summary: Daniel Titterton married Ann Eaton in 1750 in Darley Dale and had four children inWirksworth. He then seems to have moved to Nottingham where he and his wife had a further 8 children.Daniel may have come from Brassington and his son John could be the ancestor of the Derby fishmongers..


Youlgreave: Family Group Name: Youlgreave Period: 1760-1950

Geographic Area: Youlgreave, Derbys

Summary: There were Titterton living in Youlgreave in the 1760s but the precise family relationships are yet to be established. William married Mary Buxton in 1818 and their only surviving son seems to be John b.1822. John had three sons. The papers of his grandson, John Beckett Titterton, who fought in World War I are in the Record Office in Matlock. Other early members of this family moved to Elton.