Deepdale – Elkstones

 It follows on from the page Grindon 1600 onwards – Deepdale Farm.

William Titterton, 1718 was the third son and was not provided with farms/land like his two older brothers. He married in 1741 Ann Brindley from Leek and their eldest son, William was christened at Butterton in 1742. Possibly his brother John’s misfortunes may have been to his advantage. They had seven more children between 1748 and 1766 at Alstonefield, so did William move into the property that brother John had vacated? Another question is, why no children recorded between 1742 at Butterton and 1748 at Alstonfield? Did they have a third home in that time? Or did the first wife die and he married again to another Ann? William and Ann had three sons who all reached adulthood and had families of their own. (Go back)

They were

William b.1742

George b.1752 (Wales, Anthony, Longton, Shelton)

Thomas b.1760 (Butterton)

William b.1742 married Jane Chadwick and had 7 children, some christened at Grindon and some at Alstonfield. Nothing is known of future generations. William died in 1812 and his wife in 1831. Pehaps the children moved away; they did not die or marry at Grindon.

George b.1752 lived in Grindon. His first wife, Catherine died in 1791 leaving three young children. George remarried two years later and had a further 10 children. Only two sons are known to have had families; (Go back)

William b.1786 (Wales)

Anthony b.1795 (Anthony, Longton, Shelton)

William b.1786 appears as a butcher near Carnavron. Two of his three son have children; the younger, William b.1827 stays in Wales but Thomas b.1815 has moved to Birmingham by 1851.

Anthony became a miner and moved to Shelton in Stoke on Trent. In the 1881 Census his son William is living at Longton. His daughter Emma also has a family before she marries Samuel Allen. It seems likely that a grandson of Emma’s son Thomas William was sent to Canada from a Dr Barnardo’s home. At one time this family was living in Toronto.

Thomas b.1760 moved to Butterton where his descendants were living well into the 20th century. (Go back)