As mentioned in my Alice Baxendale’s Ancestors around this time last year, I’d noticed that Brian Spalding had Lloyd Baxendale had listed my Baxendale ancestors on his Scott – Baxendell genealogy site.
My great great grandfather Alfred Octavius Kirby married Alice Baxendale, the daughter of Lloyd Baxendale and Ellen Turner.
The Times, Monday, Jul 19, 1875: MARRIAGES
On the 15th inst., at St Jame’s Church, Piccadilly, by the Right Rev. the Bishop of Guildford, assisted by the Rev. J. Kirby Turner and the Rev. A. G. Kirby, ALFRED OCTAVIUS KIRBY, of 57 Queen’s Gate, to ALICE, eldest daughter of LLOYD BAXENDALE, Esq., of No. 58 Grosvenor Street.
Lloyd Baxendale was a road transport entrepreneur, whose family had made a fortune through Pickfords. Thanks to Brian Spalding I can trace my great great grandmother Alice through her father Lloyd back to a Hugh Backstondeine (c. 1559) as follows:
Hugh Backstondeine (c. 1559) Chorley, Lancashire, England | | William Backstondine (a. 1580) = Alice Haughton | | William Backstondine (a. 1603-1689) = Jane | | Roger Backstendeane (a. 1627-1702) = Margery | | Thomas Backstendeane (a. 1664) | | Josiah Baxendell (a. 1701-1764) = Elizabeth Smethurst | | Joseph Baxendell (1734-1784) = Mary Beadle | | Josiah Baxendell (b. 1761) = Mabella Salisbury | | Joseph Baxendale (1785-1872) = Mary Birley | | Lloyd Baxendale (1822-1883) = Ellen Turner | Alice Baxendale = Alfred Octavius Kirby
This provides some other potential family avenues to follow-up including the Haughtons, Smethursts, Beadles, Salisburys, Birleys and Turners. I know a little about the Turners, but I’m interested to see that I have Haughton and Birley ancestors from Lancashire. My mother’s family are also from Lancashire and they had both Haughton and Birley family friends. I wonder if they are related.