I have detailed genealogy on both branches of this family (Stapleford and Clifton)

              dating back to 1510 (courtesy of Ann Jones of Loughborough).

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All locations refer to Stapleford, unless otherwise stated.

I can trace my line back to 1510, but for brevity I will begin with:

William Attenborough b. 8 Jun 1716 who married on 17 November 1741 by licence at St, Mary's church, Nottingham to Mary Attenborough of Clifton, b. 18 Nov 1720.

They had 4 children, 3 boys and 1 girl.


The eldest boy was William Attenborough b. 11 Nov 1746, d. 19 Mar 1800 (73). He married on 26 Oct 1767 to Mary Smedley b. 14 Jan 1748. (See Smedley

They had 7 children, 5 boys and 2 girls.


Their second son was James, b. 23 Dec 1770, d. 14 Jul 1762 (91) who married on 23 Aug 1790 to Elizabeth Clarke of Sandiacre or Spondon, Derbyshire, b.c.1773, d. 1855.

James was a coal dealer. Elizabeth is shown on the 1851 Census as being blind. They had 10 children, 6 boys and 4 girls


Mill Cottage, Stapleford, where James and Elizabeth lived.

Their eldest son John b. 7 Oct 1798 married on 5 Mar 1821 to Elizabeth Plum(b) of Sandiacre, b. c. 1792.

John was a brickmaker.


Their eldest son was Thomas b. 18 Aug 1822, d. 1886 at Watnall, Notts. He married on 25 May 1846 to Hannah Fletcher, b. 1821 at Beeston, Notts.

Thomas was employed in various jobs at the local Iron Foundry. Hannah's family moved to Stapleford from Beeston, owned shops, and were involved in the Methodist Church as preachers.


Their daughter Elizabeth b. 1847 married William Blackwell on 20 Jul 1863.

The Blackwell page has more information about these two.


There are branches of the Stapleford Attenborough family in Australia and USA.


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