Anthony, Apesford, Ardwick, Birmingham*, Bradnop, Butterton, Caleb, Cheadle, Cauldon, Coxon Green, Deepdale, Edensor, Glossop, Handsworth, Hilderstone, Kemberton, Longton, Madeley, Macclesfield, Manchester, Onecote, Openshaw, Prudence, Reddish, Revidge, Shelton, Shropshire, South Africa, Stockport, Tissington, Trentham, Wales.
*If interested in a Birmingham family, note that there are three Grindon branches and also the Tarratt branch (see UK families: Overview)..
Cauldon has been included here because it is probable that the Grindon family is a branch of the
Cauldon: Family Group Name: Cauldon Period: 1500-1620
Geographic Area Cauldon, Staffs
Summary: Details of the Cauldon families come from two sources. The first is the wills of several Tittertons between 1561 and 1607, which are for successive generations of the same family. The other source is from a survey of the families in the Archdeaconry of Staffordshire made about 1532/3. This records two families but one cannot tell if they are unrelated, brothers, or father and son. The wills show that one member of the family moved to Handsworth near Birmingham and another (d. 1557) moved to Mayfield near Ashbourne. The family in Cauldon seem to fail in the male line as did the Handsworth and Mayfield lines.
However one family member, George, moved to Grindon. George Titterton appears in Cauldon wills. We know that he has moved to Grindon from the will of a Henry Lonesdale, d. 1586, which refers to a number of Cauldon Tittertons and George of Grindon. The Tittertons are probably Henry Lonesdale's nephews or great-nephews.
Grindon: Family Group Name: Grindon Period: 1590-1860
Geographic Area: Grindon, Butterton, Bradnop (and many branches UK and World wide)
Summary: There are references to George Titterton of Grindon in 1586, 1607/8, 1631 and 1654. The George of 1586 must have been born about 1530. The 1631 reference is to a map of Grindon showing the tenements the family used and lived in. That of 1654 was as father of a bride. He would have been born about 1600, so it is possible that these are references to three successive generations. There is no evidence that any of them had surviving brothers with families. George with the daughter marrying in 1654 was probably the grandfather of a George who married 1678, with William Titterton who had three hearths in the 1666 Hearth Tax as the intervening generation.
The ancestry of George, who married in 1678, suggested above, is not totally proven but he is certainly the ancestor of the 'Grindon' family. He was born about 1657. He also had two uncles, George and John Titterton. The former was childless. The latter was a Joiner who died in 1699, and had four sons. One son, Daniel, moved to Cheadle. Thomas Titterton of Grindon, a grandson of John's, left a bequest to the poor of the village and this is still recorded on a board in Grindon church. Thomas' will,1745, also refers to his brother William who has left the area. No descendants of John have been traced beyond his grandchildren.
George Titterton of Grindon married Elizabeth Oakden in January 1678/9 at Dilhorne, Staffs. He had three sons, all of whom have descendants living today. It seems likely that initially he lived in the properties of 1631 but that he acquired the farm, Deepdale. Two of his sons contiued to live in Grindon. His sons were:
William b.1681 (Anthony, Ardwick, Bradnop, Butterton, Caleb, Cheadle, Deepdale, Edensor, Glossop, Hilderstone, Longton, Manchester, Openshaw, Shelton, Tissington, Trentham, Wales)
George b. about 1689 (Australia, Canada, Handsworth, Kemberton, Madeley, South Africa, Shropshire)
John b.1691 (Apesford, Coxon Green, Macclesfield, Oncote, Prudence, Reddish, Revidge, Stockport)
William b.1718, ( Anthony, Butterton, Longton, Shelton, Wales) (the youngest son)
John and George, the two older brothers: (Ardwick, Bradnop, Caleb, Cheadle, Deepdale, Edensor, Glossop, Hilderstone, Manchester, Openshaw, Tissington, Trentham)
John and George, ended up living together at Deepdale which had been inherited by George. However it was John's son, William, who continued the line after George died childless in 1784.
The life of John has been difficult to trace. His birth was not recorded at Grindon, nor was his marriage nor death. His existence is proved by bequests of one shilling from both his father and his mother. He inherted some property at Upper Elkstone, in Alstonfield parish, from his maternal grandfather John Billing. He seems to have set up home there with his wife, Jane Edensor of Hartington. They married at Hartington in 1733. They had three children John, Elizabeth and William, whose births are all registered at Alstonfield. Jane died within days of the birth William in 1739 and she is buried at Alstonfield. John with his young family seems to have moved back to Deepdale to live with his brother and sister-in-law, who were childless. John died in 1769 and was buried in Alstonfield with his wife and elder son John who had died aged 10.
John's only surviving son, William inherited Deepdale and, in memory of the mother he never knew, started a tradition still continued today of using Edensor as a christian name. (Go back)
This William had four surviving sons
John b.1767 (Ardwick, Cheadle, Glossop, Hilderstone, Manchester, Openshaw, Trentham)
William b.1769 (Bradnop, Caleb, Deepdale, Edensor, Tissington)
George b.1776 (Manchester)
Edensor b 1785, d 1858 without issue
George b.1810 (Bradnop, Caleb, Tissington)
William ended a family tradition of nearly 200 years and moved from Deepdale in the 1860s to manage a newly built farm at Pirehill Grange, near Stone, Staffs. Two bricks in its main door frame have the initials 'M T' and 'J T' for his two daughters Mary and Jane. William married Mary Birch in 1837 and had three sons and four daughters with, eventually, over thirty grandchildren. Despite this there are only three male Titterton great-great-grand children; the two sons of the author of this web site (called William Thomas Edenzor and Edward John Edenzor) living in the UK and a Donald William Titterton with three daughters, who lives near Perth, Australia. (Don't ask why we use a "z" rather than an "s" in Edensor; its a complicated story!!!)
The family of George b.1810 which later settled in the Bradnop area, continued the Edensor tradition with
a son Edensor and grandsons Edensor, Thomas Edensor and Arthur Edensor. The majority of the
descendants living today are those of William Titterton d.1932 and his wife Jane Snape Bagnall, who lived
at Tissington. There are also descendants of Arthur Edensor, through his son Caleb, living in the UK and
the USA. (Go back)
William b.1796 (Cheadle, Hilderstone, Trentham)
George b.1802 (Manchester, Glossop)
John b.1809 (Ardwick, Birmingham, Openshaw)
He had eight sons.
Thomas Loton and (Robert) George were unmarried and living with their mother in 1881. Edward died aged 19.
Both William, b.1844 and Edensor, b.1840 have children recorded in the 1881 Census of the UK but there is no later knowledge of their families.
John married Sarah Bentley in 1868. His family eventually moved to Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent. One descendant lives in Victoria B.C., Canada and has his own web page.
The remaining two brothers may have married sisters. Frank married Albina Noakes and has descendants
living in the West Country and Richard married a Charlotte Noakes and moved to Hilderstone, Staffs and
it is believed he has descendants living today. (Go back)
The family of George b.1776 also used Mitchell and Taylor as christian names from successive marriages (Go back).
George b.1802 christened a son William Phillips Titterton. Another of his sons, John was killed as a teenager in a gunpowder explosion in a shop in Ashbourne. The family of this younger George moved to Glossop. (Go back) (The families at Ardwick and Openshaw are different; see entry immediately below)
John b.1809 married Mary Adams and moved to Birmingham. However two of their sons Francis and
George were living in Ardwick and Openshaw respectively in 1881. (Go back)
George b.1752 (Wales, Anthony, Longton, Shelton)
Thomas b.1760 (Butterton)
William b.1742 married Jane Chadwick and had 7 children, some christened at Grindon and some at
Alstonfield. Nothing is known of future generations. William died in 1812 and his wife in 1831. Pehaps
the children moved away; they did not die or marry at Grindon.
William b.1786 (Wales)
Anthony b.1795 (Anthony, Longton, Shelton)
William b.1786 appears as a butcher near Carnavron. Two of his three son have children; the younger, William b.1827 stays in Wales but Thomas b.1815 has moved to Birmingham by 1851.
Anthony became a miner and moved to Shelton in Stoke on Trent. In the 1881 Census his son William is
living at Longton. His daughter Emma also has a family before she marries Samuel Allen. It seems likely
that a grandson of Emma's son Thomas William was sent to Canada from a Dr Barnardo's home. At one
time this family was living in Toronto.
George b.1689 lived in Grindon. His family developed non-conformist tendancies. He died in Grindon in 1751. He had two sons, George and Isaac. Isaac died in his late 20s unmarried and George moved from Grindon to Kemberton. The church records for the family are not easy to follow because of the non-conformist belief. Either there is no entry in the local Church of England parish register or a number of children are christened en block. Many entries are to be found at Madeley and Kemberton. Its probable that sons of two of his sons settled in parts of Shropshire. George had three sons: (Go back)
George b 1764 Nothing is known about his family if any.
Isaac b. 1767 (Australia, Canada, Handsworth, Shifnal, Shropshire)
William b.1772 (South Africa, Shropshire)
George b.1795 May have had a family in Shropshire
James b.1798 May have had a family in Shopshire
Isaac b.1800 Deported to Australia 1820 for having forged banknotes where there are a number of descendants.
John b.1810? Son John Ward lived at Shifnal, Shropshire. Descendant Proctor Ward b.1902 emigrated to Canada where descendant John Edward and family live near Toronto.
William Warren b.1812? Nothing is known about his family if any.
Joseph b.1820? Settled in Birmingham. His son George was an industrialist living in Handsworth and
associated with the Chamberlin family. George's son was Frank Titterton, the Operatic singer. (Go
John b.1691 was the third son. He married in 1724, moved to Onecote and was a blacksmith there. He had 2 sons (Go back)
George b.1726 (Apesford, Macclesfield, Reddish, Revidge, Stockport)
Thomas b.1730 (Coxon Green, Onecote, Prudence)
Joshua b. about 1760 (Apesford)
John b. about 1766 (Macclefield, Reddish, Revidge, Stockport)
John b about 1766 had 4 sons and 2 daughters. The sons were
George, whose son Joshua lived at Stockport.
Benjamin, who lived at Revidge a farm next to Apesford.
Joshua, who may have had no family.
John, whose sons, Joshua and Benjamin moved to Reddish and Macclesfield respectively. It was Joshua's sons who established the successful chain of butcher's shops in Stockport.
BIRMINGHAM: Several branches of the family lived in Birmingham or its suburbs. Look at the details of
the following families. Note the family name and go straight to the family.
John b.1809 and Mary (nee Adams) Titterton lived in Birmingham in the 1850s.
Joseph Titterton and his son George lived in Handsworth and came from Shropshire. George's son was Frank the Operatic singer.
Thomas Titterton a rulemaker living in Birmingham in 1851 came from Wales.
John Tarratt Titterton does not belong to the Grindon family. This family is dealt with as the Tarratt family on the UK Families: Overview page.
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