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The red pages are dedicated to the nucleus of families who can still be found in Gretton and the neighbouring villages of Cottingham and Middleton or migrated to Leicester and the Rugby area of Warwickshire.
Main Surnames: CRAXFORD, BINLEY, CLAYPOLE, CRANE, POLLARD, PRIDMORE, TANSLEY, TILLEY.
LATEST STORIES: MY COTTINGHAM and A CHILD'S STAMP ALBUM
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The Blue Pages

These families are related to Newfloridian by marriage. The Nesworthy tree is a subset of the larger Nosworthy database.
Main Surnames: NESSWORTHY, SIMPSON, WELCH, OFFENBERG.
LATEST STORY: THE NESSWORTHYS OF TYNESIDE: MATTHEW, THE MARINER
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The Olive Pages

Branches of the Craxfords derived from Robert Craxford who moved from Gretton to Barrowden, Rutland and then to Yorkshire. There are links to The Challenger Expedition, Canada and to Utah.
Main Surnames: WAINWRIGHT, COTTERILL, MATKIN
LATEST STORY THE MATKINS OF OAKHAM: GENERATIONS
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The Purple Pages

At least three branches of the Craxford family moved to London in the late 1700s. One is linked with Sam Lane and Sarah Borrow of the Britannia Theatre, Hoxton.
Main Surnames: CRAUFORD, COX, BORROW, FORDE-PIGOTT
LATEST STORY: "PADDINGTON GREENS": JOHN HUGHES' LEGACY
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The Teal Pages

Families which come together on the maternal side of Newfloridian's tree. Coal mining meets agriculture in Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Buckinghamshire. There is also a long tradition in Gilbert and Sullivan.
Main Surnames: COOK, NAYLOR, UNWIN, BALL, HAYWOOD
LATEST STORY: "UNPICKING A FAMILY CONUNDRUM"
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The Brown Pages

Families related to Brenda by marriage found in the south east of England (Sussex and Kent). There is a strong Huguenot connection.
Main Surnames: ELDRIDGE, CURTIS, MANOOCH, CANNINGS
LATEST STORY: THE STORY OF EDWARD BRETLAND
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The Orange Pages

Nonconsanguineous families from the East Midlands sharing a common history, and experiences in the first World War. Here too there is a Huguenot connection.
Main Surnames: ANKER, GRIFFIN, MOORE, WALPOLE
LATEST STORY: WHITTLESEY ANCESTORS: THE ANKER FAMILY (PT 3)
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Introduction

The Craxford family can trace its ancestry back to 1620 in the village of Gretton, Northamptonshire. Over time the branches have spread outwards from these rural East Midlands origins. We have now traced branches of the family around the country to Leicester, Birmingham, Warwickshire, London, South Wales, Lincolnshire and Tyneside, further afield to Australia, New Zealand and South Africa and recently over the Atlantic to the United States and Canada.

Within these pages is a fully searchable database of members of the Craxford family and other families who have become associated by marriage (now over 21,000 individuals and 5,500 marriages). The magazine has seven parts (each colour supplement featuring a different family line) managed by over a dozen associate editors, comprising about 450 pages of articles, editorials and letters, over 1300 photographs and over 750 birth, marriage and death certificates and census studies.

Our research is ongoing and details of additional people, places and events are continually being added our database. The site is updated at regular intervals using the genealogical standard GEDCOM file. The table below shows the current status of our family trees and the date of the last updated.

Last GEDCOM import into each tree:
05 Jul 2020 - Extended Craxford Family - 21,661 individuals.
23 Apr 2017 - Class of 69 - 193 individuals.

Because of the large volume of data that we have collected, it would be impractical to attempt to list all the individuals, surnames and places on this - our home page. However access to all of this information is available from the "places" and "surnames" links which can be found on any of the pages in our colour supplements. If you are looking for a specific person you can enter their details in the "Search Box" in the top left hand corner of those pages.

As a taster, we have pulled together a listing of the most commonly used male and female given names used by the family over the centuries.

OUR MOST POPULAR FIRST NAMES

The top fifteen most popular boys and girls first (given) names extracted from our database.
  Males Count Females Count
1 William 912 Elizabeth 737
2 John 903 Mary 659
3 Thomas 620 Ann 456
4 George 435 Sarah 432
5 James 353 Mary Ann 236
6 Joseph 269 Jane 200
7 Robert 248 Hannah 182
8 Charles 225 Eliza 167
9 Henry 205 Emma 152
10 Samuel 195 Alice 146
11 Richard 157 Ellen 110
12 Edward 156 Sarah Ann 110
13 Frederick 142 Margaret 95
14 Arthur 120 Annie 93
15 Alfred 109 Catherine 90

Links to the latest three articles have been placed in the "Stop Press" on Page 1 of the Red Pages. Recently added people, families, photographs and documents can be accessed from the "What's New" menu on the same page. A more extensive list of the latest articles can be found on the first page of the Contents section.


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