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Frances TWIBELL, christened 27 July 1797 in Thorpe Salvin, Yorkshire, was one of my husband’s ggg-grandmothers.

She married George BUTLER on 8 Feb 1820 in Thorpe Salvin; she died in Sleaford, Lincolnshire in 1885


Frances was the d/o James TWIBEL & Phoebe PARKIN who were married in Anston Yorkshire on 17 May 1795. (IGI batch M073862 - link to Anston parish records)


FreeBMD has 2 deaths of Phoebe TWIBELLs up to March 1841:

1. Sept 1837, Phoebe Ann TWIBELL, Southwell 15 pg 394 [this d/o John & Charlotte, below]

2. June 1838, Phoebe TWIBELL, Newark 15, pg 34

FreeBMD has 2 deaths of James TWIBELL between March 1851 and March 1861:

1. Dec 1858, Worksop 7b, pg 20

2. Dec 1858, Ecclesall B, 9c pg 169


1841 census:

Normanton?, Elksley

William TWIBELL, 25, farmer & publican, born Notts

Sarah TWIBELL, 6, not born in Notts [how does she fit in?]

Nicholas TWIBELL, 20, journeyman joiner, born Notts

James TWIBELL, 60, farmer, not born Notts


1851 census:

Normanton, Elksley

William TWIBELL, head, unmarr, 39, publican and farmer of 300 acres, born Elksley Notts

Nicholas TWIBELL, brother, 32, joiner, born Elksley

James TWIBELL, uncle, widower, 77, gent, born Anston Yorkshire

Sarah TWIBELL, aunt, widow, 71 housekeeper, born Forthill? (Harthill?) Yorkshire [is this a sister-in-law of James?, haven't found her in the 1841 census yet]


The search for James TWIBELL, born Anston abt 1774 - I checked Anston parish records, LDS film 1544931 and found James TWIBELL, s/o Nicholas who was christened 28 Nov 1773. Other children of Nicholas who were christened in Anston

Also found, Nicholas TWIBELL married Frances MAJOR, Sheffield, November 1772 (IGI online)

There was another TWIBELL family in Anston at the same time as Nicholas & Frances, that of James & Elizabeth (one family? two?). A James TWIBELL married an Elizabeth BASHFORTH on 18 May 1764 Silkstone, Yorkshire, England but I have no idea if this is the correct couple - still looking.




Children of James & Phoebe (nee Parkin):

1. John, chr. 14 Oct 1795, Thorpe Salvin, Yorkshire, England. He married Charlotte PINDER on June 12, 1832 in Clarborough, Nottingham, England.

Children of John & Charlotte TWIBLE:

1. Phebe Ann chr 17 April 1833, Laxton, Notts.; d. August 10, 1837, Laxton, Notts., England. (IGI batch C010952)

2. Mary Charlotte, chr 22 April 1835 Laxton, Notts. (IGI batch C010952), at home in the 1851 census. She married George LEE in 1861. [June 1861, Southwell 7b, pg 403]

Children of George & Mary LEE:

  • John William, born about 1862 Tresswell Notts.
  • George Jr., born about 1864, Laxton
  • William John, born about 1865, Laxton
  • Robert, born about 1867, Laxton
  • Richard Thomas, born about 1871, Laxton

3. Betsy Susanna, chr 21 Sept 1838 Laxton, Nottingham

4. John Pinder, chr 13 June 1841, Laxton. Single in 1881.

5. William Pinder, chr 08 July 1843 Laxton. Not in 1851 census with parents


2. Frances, see Butler page

3. Ann, chr . January 29, 1799, Thorpe Salvin

4. Phebe, chr . February 02, 1804, Thorpe Salvin. She married John WADESON on 2 April 1827 in Thorpe Salvin.

  • John was s/o John WADESON & Jane MINTA. He died before 1881
  • Phebe died 18 Jan 1885 in Hough on Hill, Lincolnshire
  • IGI batch C026122, Caythorpe, Lincoln has the christenings of 2 daughters of John & Phoebe: Elizabeth and Phoebe, on 25 Dec 1836.
  • I have not found them in the 1841 census - checked Hough, Frieston & Caythorpe
  • some Wadeson probate records - click here


Children of John & Phoebe WADESON:

1. William, born about 1827, Thorpe Salvin, Yorks., England. Single in 1851, can’t find in 1861

2. James, born about 1829, Normanton, Lincoln England; He married Frances [surname unknown] before 1861 census

3. Jane Minta, b. 1831, Normanton, Lincoln.

4. Elizabeth, born before Dec 1836, married William DORN, December 1/4 of 1852 in Lambeth England area.

  • son Edwin WADESON + son John William DORN

5. Phoebe, born before Dec 1836. She married Thomas WILSON on 22 Sept 1863 in New Sleaford. [Sept 1/4 of 1863, Sleaford 7a pg 607].

  • In both 1851 & 1861 censuses Pheobe was working as a servant in different households
  • Thomas was a widower, age 34, occupation = groom, & a resident of New Sleaford at the time of his marriage to Phoebe
  • Thomas was s/o Richard whose occuptaion was given as cottager
  • by the time of the 1881 census, Phoebe was a widow with 3 sons

Children of Phoebe & Thomas WILSON (all born in Sleaford)

  1. Albert, born about 1865
  2. Arthur Wadeson, born about 1869
  3. Christopher, born about 1873

6. Robert, born about 1837, Caythorpe, Lincoln; d. June 20, 1838, Caythorpe, Lincoln.

7. Thomas, born about 1840, Frieston, Lincoln, at home in 1851 census. Married Mary A. [surname unknown]. Living in Colchester, Essex, England in 1881. Thomas died in 1886 [June 1886, 46 Colchester 4a, pg 230]

Children of Thomas & Mary:

  • James, born about 1868, Watford, Hertford - 1901 census search yields this: James Wadeson age 33, born Herts Watford, res Surrey Caterham, occup House Painter [need to check full entry]
  • Phoebe, born about 1870, Watford
  • Martha, born about 1872, Watford
  • Joseph, born about 1881 (age 10 days in 1881 census), Colchester Essex:



A search for a Twibell family with sons William & Nicholas of the correct age found the following:

John Major TWIBEL & his wife Rebecca (this is probably the John Mager, s/o Nicholas & Frances above). Did John die in 1825? There was John TWIBELL, of Forest, who died Nov 1825 at age 40, buried in Anston) Also, there was a Rebecca TWIBELL who died in 1832, age 52, of Normanton, near Worksop, buried in Anston.

their children:

1. William Snell TWIBELL, chr March 8, 1812, Elksley, Notts., England (IGI batch # C044671). In Elksley in 1841 & 1851 census (above). Doesn't seem to be in 1881 census & I haven't found him yet in 1871.

2. Frances, chr on 12 July 1814 Elkesley, Nottingham (there was a Frances TWIBELL who died Jan 1815, age 7 months, d/o John of Normanton, buried in Anston)

3. Nicholas, 1819, Elkesley. Nicholas died in 1852 [Sep 1852, E. Retford 7b pg 12]

4. James, 1822, Elkesley

NOTE: There was a Nicholas TWIBELL who married an Ann MAJOR in Anston in 1763.


Census Information for above families


Laxton, Notts.

John TWIBELL, 40, gamekeeper, not born Notts

Charlotte TWIBELL, 35, born Notts

Mary TWIBELL, 6, born Notts

Betsy TWIBELL, 2, born Notts.


1851 census

Hough on Hill, Lincoln

John WADESON, head, married, 56, ag lab, born Normanton? Lincoln

Phebe WADESON, wife, age 47, born Thorpe Salvin, Yorks

William WADESON, son, unmar, 24, house servant, born Thorpe Salvin Yorks

James WADESON, son, unmar, 22, ag lab, born Lincoln Normanton

Thomas P. WADESON, won, 11, scholar, born Lincoln, Freiston


1851 census

Laxton, Notts.

John TWIBELL, head, mar, 53, farmer of 10 acres, born Yorks. Thorpe Salvin

Charlotte TWIBELL, wife, mar., 46, born Notts. Laxton

Mary C. TWIBELL, dau, 15, farmer's daughter, born Notts. Laxton

Betsy TWIBELL, dau, 12, scholar, born Notts. Laxton

John Pinder TWIBELL, 9, scholar, born Notts. Laxton


1861 census:

Hough on Hill

James WADESON, head, mar, 32, machine owner, born Lincoln Normanton

Frances WADESON, wife, mar, 32, born Lincoln, Belton?


1861 census:

Hough on Hill

John WADESON, head, mar, 66, laborer, born Lincoln Normanton

Phebe WADESON, wife, mar, 57, born Yorks Thorpe Salvin

Edwin WADESON, grandson, 3, born Hough Lincoln


1871 census

Hough on Hill

John WADESON, head, 71, ag lab, Lincoln Normanton

Phebe WADESON, wife, mar, Thorpe Salvin


1871 census:

High Street, Ropsley Lincoln

William DORN, head, mar, 31, blacksmith journeyman, born Leicestershire Branston

Elizabeth DORN, wife, mar, 34, born Lincoln Frieston

Edwin WADESON, son, 13, scholar, born Lincoln Hough

John W. DORN, son, 6, scholar, born Lincoln Freiston


1881 census:

Hough on Hill

William DORN, head, married, 41, born Branston Leic., blacksmith journeyman

Elizabeth DORN, wife, married, 44, born Frieston Lincoln

John DORN, son, 16, born Frieson, joiner (apprentice)


1881 census:

40 Whitworth Lane Police Office, Attercliffe cum Darnall, Yorks.

John P. TWIBELL, head, unmarried, 39, born Laxton Notts., police constable inspector

Fanny PINDER, servant, unmarried, 30, born Laxton Notts., domestic servant


1881 census

Holly Hall Wentworth Park, Greasbrough, York England

George LEE, head, mar, 49, born Laxton, shepherd

Mary Charlotte LEE, wife, mar, 45, born Laxton

John William LEE, son, unmar, born Tresswell Notts., butcher

George LEE, son, 17, born Laxton, groom

William John LEE, son, 15, born Laxton,

Robert LEE, son, 13, born Laxton, scholar

Richard Thomas LEE, son, 10, born Laxton, scholar


1881 census:

Vineyard St., Colchester St. Botolph, Essex

Thomas WADESON, head, mar, 41, born Frinstone (Freiston?), Lincoln, laborer

Mary A. WADESON, wife, mar, 35, born Stanbridge, Bedford

James WADESON, son, 13, born Watford Hertford, scholar

Phoebe WADESON, dau, age 11, born Watford Hertford, scholar

Martha WADESON, dau, age 9, born Watford Hertford, scholar

Joseph WADESON, son, 10 d, born Colchester Essex


1881 census:

5 Lords Court, New Sleaford, Lincoln

Phoebe WILLSON, head, widow, 44, bron Freiston Lincoln, char woman

Albert WILLSON, son, unmarried, 16, born Sleaford Lincoln, post boy (coachman ND)

Arthur Wadeson WILLSON, son, 12, born Sleaford Lincoln, unemployed

Christopher WILLSON, son, 8, born Sleaford Lincoln, scholar


1891 census:

1 Grantham Road, Quarrington, Lincs.,

William DORN, head, mar, 50, blacksmith, born Branston, Leic.

Elizabeth DORN, widoe, mar, 54, born Freiston cum Caythorpe, Lincs

John W. DORN, son, 16, c. joiner, born Freiston cum Caythorpe, Lincs


1901 census:

1 Grantham Road, Quarrington Lincs.

Elizabeth DORN, head, widow, 64, born Lincoln illegible


1901 census

53 West--? Rd., Wood Green, part of St. Marys parish, Tottenham

John Wm DORN, head, mar, 36, house fitter & joiner, worker, born Freiston cum Caythorpe

Sarah DORN, wife, mar, 36, born Stamford Lincs

Dorothy M. DORN, dau, 4, born Wood Green London

And? J. DORN, son, 1, born Wood Green London





Marriages Mar 1889 TWIBELL John Major, Glanford B 7a813