SMALLWOOD FAMILY HISTORY
THE COAL MERCHANTS FROM HEANOR (TREE 13)
This substantial family (around 410 members have been documented in the period from 1765 to the present day) had its origins in Worthington in Leicestershire, where Thomas Smallwood baptised children in the 1760's. His son George settled in Heanor in Derbyshire, where his descendants flourished. One branch were prominent coal merchants, settling in Islington in North London, while another line settled in Coleorton near Coalville in Leicestershire. An outline of the tree has been published (originally in 1999, updated in 2004, 2005 and 2006) by David Smallwood of Worcestershire, and copies are available direct from him or in the library of the Society of Genealogists. David's tree draws partly on the earlier research of Major John St. Clair Smallwood (a descendant of this line), and for the Coleorton branch on the work of Ron Gibson (below).
The athlete Paula Radcliffe is descended from this part of the
Smallwood family via a line in Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire.
OUTLINE OF TREE
SUMMARY OF RESEARCHERS
|Descendant line||Name of researcher||Location||Notes|
|Family of Thomas Smallwood of Coleorton near Coalville, Leicestershire, 1882-1971||Ron Gibson|
If you are researching this branch of the Smallwoods and would like to have your name or contact details listed here, please contact Ian Hall.
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