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Richard Muckleston (1777 - 1847)

m Elizabeth Jones (1770 - 1837) in 1797


their children

- Thomas Muckleston (1797 - ?)

- Elizabeth Muckleston (1799 - ?)

- Robert Muckleston (1800 - 1826)

- John Muckleston (1802 - 1862)

md Mary Richards (? - 1838) in 1833


one of their children

- Elizabeth Muckleston (abt. 1834 - ?) of Pant in Shropshire

md John Simpson in 1854 in Bagnall Stoke on Trent


their children


- Joseph Simpson (1855- )

- Sarah Ann Simpson (1859 - )

md Charles Myatt


their children

- Albert John Myatt

- Charles Myatt


his son

- Frank Myatt

(Grandfather to Tim Butler)


Every so often we hear from a descendant of a Muckleston who paints us a picture of one of their illustrious ancestors. In this case Tim Butler tell about his ancestress. Here is Elizabeth’s story………….


Richard Muckleston of Llwyntidman, Llanymynech, Shropshire (a village on the Welsh border that a few Mucklestons visited during the 2001 family reunion) died of Dysentry age 70 in 1847 putting his date of birth as circa 1777, unfortunately we have been unable to locate his place of birth (the 1841 census simply says Shropshire). In 1797 he had married Elizabeth Jones and they had been married 40 years when she died aged 67 in 1837.


Richard was a labourer and it is possible that he had a sister Mary who married Thomas Stoakes, his parentage has yet to be identified.  The Richard and Elizabeth's first child was born just 4 months after the wedding and they went on to have a total of eight children, five boys and three girls between 1797 and 1813. All births were registered at Llanymynech so the couple clearly stayed in this area for all their married life.


Other than births and baptisms little is known about the couples eldest son Thomas (born 1797) and eldest daughter Elizabeth (born 1799) or the youngest daughter Mary (born 1813). Third child Robert had died aged 26 and it was second son John (born 1802), the only son known to have survived his father, who registered his fathers death. The family would have been poor and uneducated; John made his mark when registering his fathers’ death and had by this time moved to Wolverhampton. John is the soldier whose story is covered under "A Muckleston's Part in Australian Folklore". Fourth son Richard had died aged 7 and youngest son Joseph aged 23.  Another daughter Anne appears to have married a Joseph Harris and had a son by him called Joshua born in 1835.


John had married a Mary Richards on 12th August 1833 – he was 31 years old. The couple had two children. Elizabeth the only daughter of John and Mary had been born about 1833 (probably another case of the bride being with child) and her birth was recorded in the Pant parish registers (this is close to Llanymynech). The third child Joseph was born in 1835 and died in Barrow in Furness in 1915. Joseph was a labourer at various iron and steel works. It is this type of work which probably took John and his family to Dudley.


It is Elizabeth born in Pant circa 1833 who is the ancestor of Tim Butler. She had married John Simpson a coal miner of Cellarhead Staffordshire, on the 7th August 1854 at a place called Bagnall also in Staffordshire. Her occupation at this time was given as Servant. The couple had a son Joseph born about 1855 a daughter Sarah Ann born in 1859 and a second daughter Hannah born about 1861. By the time of the 1881 census Elizabeth and her husband were living with their son Joseph and his wife at Horse Lane Stoke on Trent. Also staying with them at the time of the census was Elizabeth Myatt aged 3 the daughter of Sarah Ann who had married Charles Myatt. Charles and Sarah Ann had two sons Albert John Myatt and Charles Myatt who had a son Frank Myatt who is Tim Butlers maternal grandfather.