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The Magazine

Shipwatch, a dream home for Newfloridian

Newfloridian's home for years to come ...?

What's on the other pages

Welcome to the Extended Craxford Family web site and magazine. In these grey pages we have gathered together an expanded and descriptive listing of the main red pages and the colour supplements. In the next column is a listing of those articles which have been published over the course of the last six months or so.

On the next page is an alphabetical index of family members that have had articles written about them. We hope this list will grown as more contributions are received. In due course we will add an index of places and events with which the family has been associated.

The fourth page is an article about starting out on the quest of a family history and points out some useful sources and sites of information while the last page in this section is dedicated to TNG - the database and authoring software with which this web site has been developed. References are also made to the TNG Community

The red pages: The Craxford family

PAGE 2: RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

A series of articles entitled "RESEARCH DONE". Stories from around the family which don't quite fit in the other section pages.

PAGE 3: BACK TO OUR ROOTS (NORTHAMPTON)

Articles from Gretton, Cottingham and further afield. The page was redesigned in December 2011.

PAGE 4: LEICESTER AND THE CRAXFORDS

Newfloridian was born and bred in Leicester (still looks in the Sunday paper to see how the Foxes are getting on) but lost touch with the city in the early 1970s.

PAGE 5: THE WEST MIDLANDS CONNECTION

Stories of the migration from Gretton to the Birmingham area.

PAGE 6: CRAXFORD CUTTINGS

Minor anecdotes, newspaper clippings and the small details - items that probably would not occupy a whole article but which are of interest nevertheless - that you would need to search the hidden corners of the database to find.

PAGE 7: THE EDITORIAL

The editor's page and a chance to rant and rave and rumble!

PAGE 8: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Your chance to send your thoughts and comments about items which have appeared on these pages

PAGE 9: MEETINGS AND REUNIONS

The first of what we hope will become a record of gatherings of the family in the future.

The colour supplements

These supplements contain information and articles about individuals and families allied too but not directly linked to the main part of the Craxford tree. The general format of the supplement will be the same but will be immediately recognisable by a different coloured masthead.

SUPPLEMENT A: THE BLUE PAGES
The Nessworthy and Simpson families including a discussion about the origins of the Nessworthy surname. Also mentioned: Atkinson, Welch, Offenberg

SUPPLEMENT B: THE OLIVE PAGES
The families Matkin, Liston-Smith and Cotterill

SUPPLEMENT C: THE PURPLE PAGES
Featuring the Craxfords and Lane-Craufords of London and their association with the Britannia Theatre, Hoxton

SUPPLEMENT D: THE TEAL PAGES
The families of Naylor, Ball, Haywood, Unwin and Cook are all ancestors on our maternal side.

SUPPLEMENT E: THE BROWN PAGES
The Eldridge, Curtis and Manooch families

SUPPLEMENT F: THE ORANGE PAGES
The Anker, Griffin, Moore and Walpole families



THE TARTAN PAGES

The TARTAN pages are contained in a totally separate section of the site. It is a celebration of the site administrator's graduation class from the Faculty of Medicine at the Universities of St Andrews and Dundee, Scotland. Based on the Yearbook of the '69 Club, it contains anecdotes, photographic libraries and reports of reunions.


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Please contact us

emailIf you have any questions or comments about the information on this site, please contact us at Alan. We look forward to hearing from you.


Alan D Craxford - Site Administrator

Page added: December 10th 2005
Last update: September 1st 2017.

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Recently added articles

NO CRAXFORDS LIVE ON CRAXFORD LANE. OR DO THEY ...?
(Added July 5th 2016)

No-one knows quite why Craxford Lane was so called or who it was named after. Its familial interlinkages are however most impressive.
"CRAXFORD LANE: A GENEALOGY"

ONWARD TO GLOUCESTERSHIRE VIA HERTFORDSHIRE
(Added May 1st 2016)

After suffering a tragic year in 1865, Caroline Craxford married for a second time. This article charts the progress of her children and their families through two world wars into the modern era.
"THE GRETTON CRAXFORDS: CHRONICLES II - CAROLINE AND ENOS"

THE CONUNDRUM EXPLAINED AND EXPANDED
(Added January 22nd 2016)

This article explores the mystery behind the renaming of the children of David Craxford by his wife Mary Ann Pollard. Also introduced is the harrowing and tragic story of Mary Ann's sister, Matilda. There is close contact with the Workhouse, the Asylum and young children exported to the Dominions.
"THE CROXTON CONUNDRUM AND OTHER MYSTERIES: THE POLLARD GIRLS"

A CONUNDRUM AND DEATHS IN LEICESTER
(Added December 17th 2015)

John Craxford was the eldest of the four brothers: sons of Robert Craxford and Sarah Briggs. This is the story of his children and grandchildren: those who stayed in the village and those who left to seek their fortune elsewhere. Their outcomes were very mixed - and there is one mysterious surname conundrum to recount along the way.
"CRAXFORDS OF GRETTON: CHRONICLES I - THE TANGLED TREES"

"TO BOLDLY GO ... AND THOSE WHO FOLLOW"
(Added November 11th 2015)

This is the companion article to 'From Gretton to Barrowden 2'. It traces the lives of the offspring of Charles Matkin and Sarah Craxford which includes son Joseph, renowned for the letters he wrote while a member of thr Challenger Expedition. There are indications as to how close knit the family remained despite their ultimate spread across the globe.
"MATKINS OF OAKHAM: GENERATIONS"

"WHERE ON EARTH IS ESQUIMALT?"
(Added October 24th 2015)

This article is the second part of the Gretton / Barrowden saga. It looks at the sons and daughters of Robert Craxford and Harriett Cotterill. Notable is the voyage of exploration made by son William Craxford.
"FROM GRETTON TO BARROWDEN: 2. FROM CRAXFORD TO WAINWRIGHT AND BEYOND"

"WOT's A FELLMONGER, DAD?"
(Added October 15th 2015)

An article about the history of three Craxford brothers born around the beginning of the 19th century. They all had some links with the skin trade which was flourishing at the time. The article provides a strong link between the villages of Gretton here in Northamptonshire and Barrowden just across the river and the border in Rutland.
"FROM GRETTON TO BARROWDEN: 1. THE SKIN TRADE"

SEA LUBBERS GETTING THEIR LAND LEGS?.
(Added October 6th 2014)

This is the fourth of a series of articles about the Nessworthy family. It examines the lives of two more of the sons of Matthew Nosworthy who were born 10 years apart whose life histories followed a very similar pattern.
"THE NESSWORTHYS OF TYNESIDE: PART 4 GUNSLINGERS"

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