The Shuttleworth Family

The name SHUTTLEWORTH is associated with the estate called GAWTHORPE in the north of England.

Gawthorpe Hall is an Elizabethan country house on the banks of the River Calder, in the civil parish of Ightenhill in the Borough of Burnley, Lancashire, England. Its estate extends into Padiham, with the Stockbridge Drive entrance situated there. The hall is financed and run by the National Trust in partnership. Gawthorpe Hall's origins are in a pele tower, a strong fortification built by the Shuttleworths in the 14th century as a defence against invading Scots. The Elizabethan house was dovetailed around the pele tower from plans drawn up by Richard Shuttleworth but carried out after his death by his brother the Reverend Lawrence Shuttleworth. The foundation stone was laid on 26 August 1600.

Shuttleworth Hall is located nearby at Hapton, Lancashire, and dates from the early to mid 17th century. It is a grade 1 listed building and is still a working farm.
Shuttleworth Hall's connection to the Gawthorpe branch of the Shuttleworth family is unclear.

There is a Pedigree of the Shuttleworths of Gawthorpe available online. A connection with the John who commences the Shuttleworth family tree in my tree has not been found but might exist. The use of unusual first names such as Fleetwood (in Arthur Fleetwood Shuttleworth, generation 4) and Agnes de Hacking (in Agnes de Hacking Shuttleworth, generation 3) seem to hark back to early use of these names in the Lancashire area; Fleetewoode Shuttleworth bap 1667 at Burnley, Lancashire; the location Hacking in Lancashire had many early occurrences of Shuttleworth; Agnes de Hacking (bc 1290 in Lancashire) is said on many internet sites to have married Henry de Shuttleworth of Gawthorpe, Lancashire. This may be seen as evidence of a connection of this tree with the Shuttleworths of Gawthorpe (unless it was wishful thinking).

In The Burman Chronicle (The Story of a Warwickshire Family) by John Burman, 1940, a book widely used for early Burman history, the author quotes "
Richard, a graduate of Balliol College, Oxford,  became a solicitor, practising at Southam, Warwickshire, after 1827 holding an appointment at the Exchequer Office, London, and living at Ealing. He married Ann Shuttleworth, of the Shuttleworths of Gawthorpe, and his family consisted of four sons and two daughters. " It is not known what knowledge this was based on.

The layout of this website is in the form of the 6 generations, with supporting data on census transcription pages, a complete index of names of everyone mentioned (the "Names" button above), and a page index that leads directly to each individual page in the website (the "Page Index" button above). To start reading from oldest downwards, press the button above ("Family History Next Gen"). The Home Page button takes you to my other family trees.

There are many gaps and assumptions which may be proved or disproved later with further evidence, particularly in the early information which is largely based on incomplete parish records.

The direct line to Fred Shade is

(1) John Shuttleworth & Dorothy Firbank
(2) Anna Shuttleworth & Richard Burman (goes to BURMAN tree)
(3) William Insull Burman & Sarah Smith,
(4) Anna Sophia Burman & Thomas Johnson, (goes to JOHNSON tree)
(5) Alfred Thomas Johnson & Sarah Ann Bysouth,
(6) Ada Evenia Johnson & Albert Shade, (goes to SHADE tree)
(7) Albert Ernest Shade & Mary Beatrice Chapple.

Recent Changes

New web site added 1 Feb 2016

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P.O. Box 105, Rosanna 3084, Victoria, Australia

This family tree is provided for mutual information within the family.
The information given will be referenced by official documents, family bibles etc.
Information that is uncertain or unreferenced will not be published.
For privacy of the present generations, the family tree will halt at the generation born around the start of the 20th century.
Discussion gladly entered into.