Shaw, Sutton, Sutcliffe, and related families
These families were originally investigated as a result of an enquiry
regarding the Shaw family on another, now defunct, website.
It turned out that the Herbert Shaw who was the subject of the query
was not related to my Shaw line but by then I had documented a few
generations of Shaws, Sutcliffes and Farnhills. A further
enquiry then led me to dig deeper into some of the branches I had
overlooked and to also trace the Bucks and Suttons.
Later I expanded my research into the Suttons and have updated the site
to reflect this. In doing so, tracing the Nancy who had
married John Sutton became important as information conflicted slightly
with some found on the Web concerning a Nancy Swindlehurst who had
married a John Sutton. Much co-lateral and associative
research suggests strongly that it was the right family. I
have set out my reasoning for this which may not be obvious from a
simple examination of the tree.
I came across no particularly interesting stories while researching
these families, there is one character - Thomas Buck (1798-1863) who
appears in censues first as a Barrister's or Attorneys Clerk but who
then progresses to High Bailiff of the County Court in the 4th or
Lancashire Circuit - effectively in charge of the collection of
Tracing Nancy Sutton