Skip to main content

Muckleston Family History Group

researching all references to the surnames Muckleston, Mucklestone, Muckelston and Mackleston please get in touch via the contact us page with any additional information or to correct any errors.

Home
About Us
Contact Us
Site Map
Member Login
Censuses
Family Mysteries
Family Members
Family Stories
Wales to Winsconsin
Family Photographs
Obituaries
Main Family Tree
Main Page 1
Main Page 2
Main Page 3
Main Page 4
Main Page 5
Main Page 6
Main Page 7
Main Page 8
Main Page 9
Main Page 10
Main Page 11
Main Page 12
Main Page 13
Main Page 14
Main Page 15
Main Page 16
Main Page 17
Main Page 18
Main Page 19
Main Page 20
Main Page 21
Main Page 22
Main Page 23
Main Page 24
Main Page 25
Main Page 26
Main Page 27
Main Page 28
Main Page 29
Main Page 30
Main Page 31
Main Page 32
Main Page 33
Main Page 34
Main Page 35
Main Page 36
Main Page 37
Main Page 38
Main Page 39
Main Page 40
Main Page 41
Main Page 42
Main Page 43
Main Page 44
Main Page 45
Main Page 46
Main Page 47
Main Page 48
Main Page 49
Main Page 50
Main Page 51
Main Page 52
Main Page 53
Main Page 54
Main Page 55
Main Page 56
Main Page 57
Main Page 58
Main Page 59
Main Page 60
Main Page 61
Main Page 62
Main Page 63
Main Page 64
Main Page 65
Main page 66
Main Page 67
Main Page 68
Main Page 69
Main Page 70
Main Page 71
Main Page 72
Bedfordshire Branch Tree
London Tree A
Mackleston Tree
Muckelston Tree
Wills
Continued

116.FRANCIS CATHERINE16 SLANEY (ELIZABETH15 MUCKLESTON, WILLIAM HAWKINS14, RICHARD13, JOSEPH12, RICHARD11, EDWARD10, JOHN9, EDWARD8, HUGH7, THOMAS6, WILLIAM5, THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, ROGER2DE MUCCLESTON, HOESKYN1) was born Abt. 1823 in Baschurch, Shropshire, and died 18 Oct 1896 in Hatton Grange Shifnall Shropshire.She married LT.COL., JP WILLIAM KENYON 09 Oct 1845, son of THOMAS KENYON and LOUISA LLOYD.He was born 20 Feb 1815 in Ruyton-XI-Towns, Shropshire, and died 10 Dec 1884 in 2 Lower Berkeley St, Portman Square, (Registered Marylebone).

Notes for FRANCIS CATHERINE SLANEY:

In a deed dated 30 July 1888 she is recorded as a widow

Her will was valued at £11,912-19-2[Slaney.FTW]

In a deed dated 30 july 1888 she is recorded as a widow

Hi

There is a Slaney Kenyon family on the 1861 census living at what looks like Walford Estate or similar in Baschurch and Walford Shropshire

Frances Catherine Kenyon 38 wife of an officer on half pay

William Slaney Kenyon 13b East Indies

Harry Conrad Slaney Kenyon 10b Baschurch

Walter Rupert Slaney Kenyon 9b Llanlltyd, Monmouthshire

Agnes Charlotte Slaney Kenyon 8 b Liscard Cheshire

plus a pile of servants - governess/butler/coachman etc etc

RG9 Piece 1885 Folio 67 Page 7

Notes for LT.COL., JP WILLIAM KENYON:

Of Walford.

Acceded to Hatton Grange.

Assumed the additional surname of Slaney

1681/119/4 date 1875-1878

Manor of Dawley papers re lease - Col Kenyon Slaney and the Coalbrookdale Co.

1681/119/6-7 date 26 Mar 1877

Manor of Dawley papers re lease and copy draft - William Kenyon Slaney, Frances Kenyon Slaney and William Slaney Kenyon Slaney.

1681/121/20 date 26 Mar 1877

Dawley estate copy lease - William Kenyon Slaney and others to Messrs. Darby and others

1681/121/21 date 1895

Dawley estate copy draft agreement between William S Kenyon Slaney and Matilda Frances Darby, A E William Darby and William G Norris re minerals at Dawley.

1881 census reads:

RG11/2634

Hatton Hall, Shifnal, Shropshire

William K Slaney, Head, Married, 66, Captain of East India Army Retired, bn Ruyton XI TOwns, Salop

Frances C Slaney, Wife, Married, 58, bn Baschurch, Shropshire

William S K Slaney, Son, Unmarried, 34, Lieutenant of Grenadier Guards, bn British Subject India

Agnes C Slaney, Daughter, Unmarried, 28, New Brighton, Cheshire

Katherine M Slaney, Daughter, Unmarried, 25, bn Baschurch, Shropshire

Violet M Slaney, Daughter, Unmarried, 21, bn Baschurch Shropshire

Arthur R Kenyon, Visitor, Married, 62, no proffession, bn Ruyron XI Towns, Shropshire

Caroline W Kenyon, Visitor, Unmarried, 19, No Proffession, bn Havant, Hampshire

William Dodman, Visitor, Married, 39, Private Grenadier Guards, bn Little Massingham, Norfolk

plus

16 servants, ages ranging from 15 to 45, 4 male (including a groom) and 12 female.

[Slaney.FTW]

Born William Kenyon, changed his name to Kenyon Slaney to enable him to inherit from his father in laws will.

1881 census reads:

RG11/2634

Hatton Hall, Shifnal, Shropshire

William K Slaney, Head, Married, 66, Captain of East India Army Retired, bn Ruyton XI TOwns, Salop

Frances C Slaney, Wife, Married, 58, bn Baschurch, Shropshire

William S K Slaney, Son, Unmarried, 34, Lieutenant of Grenadier Guards, bn British Subject India

Agnes C Slaney, Daughter, Unmarried, 28, New Brighton, Cheshire

Katherine M Slaney, Daughter, Unmarried, 25, bn Baschurch, Shropshire

Violet M Slaney, Daughter, Unmarried, 21, bn Baschurch Shropshire

Arthur R Kenyon, Visitor, Married, 62, no proffession, bn Ruyron XI Towns, Shropshire

Caroline W Kenyon, Visitor, Unmarried, 19, No Proffession, bn Havant, Hampshire

William Dodman, Visitor, Married, 39, Private Grenadier Guards, bn Little Massingham, Norfolk

plus

16 servants, ages ranging from 15 to 45, 4 male (including a groom) and 12 female.

More About LT.COL., JP WILLIAM KENYON:

Baptism: 18 Oct 1815, Whittington Shropshire

Occupation: Captain (Bombay Light Infantry)

Children of FRANCIS SLANEY and WILLIAM KENYON are:

127.i.CHARLES ROBERT17 KENYON-SLANEY, b. Abt. 1846.

128.ii.RT.HON., JP, MP. WILLIAM SLANEY KENYON SLANEY, b. 24 Aug 1847, India; d. 24 Apr 1908.

iii.HARRY CONRAD KENYON - SLANEY, b. Abt. 1851, Baschurch, Shropshire.

129.iv.MAJOR GENERAL WALTER RUPERT KENYON-SLANEY, b. 25 Sep 1851; d. 23 Mar 1936.

v.AGNES CHARLOTTE SLANEY, b. Abt. 1853, New Brighton, Cheshire.

vi.KATHERINE MAUD SLANEY, b. Abt. 1856, Baschurch, Shropshire.

vii.COL. FRANCIS GERALD KENYON SLANEY, b. 07 Nov 1858; d. 12 Jun 1938; m. EDITH MARY SHERWIN HOLT, 1892.

Notes for COL. FRANCIS GERALD KENYON SLANEY:

[Slaney.FTW]

CBE 1919

Served in BEF France in 1917

Address 25 Pont Street, London W1

CBE 1919

Served in BEF France in 1917

Address: 25 Pont Street London W1.

More About COL. FRANCIS GERALD KENYON SLANEY:

Education: Eton

Honours: CBE

Military service: Bet. 05 Aug 1914 - May 1917, Durham Light Infantry - Lieutenant Colonel

viii.VIOLET MABEL SLANEY, b. Abt. 1860, Baschurch, Shropshire.

130.ix.PERCY ROBERT KENYON SLANEY, b. 09 Jun 1861; d. 13 Sep 1911.

117.REV JOHN FLETCHER16 MUCKLESTON (JOHN15, JOHN14, EDWARD13, EDWARD12, ROWLAND11, EDWARD10, JOHN9, EDWARD8, HUGH7, THOMAS6, WILLIAM5, THOMAS4, WILLIAM3, ROGER2DE MUCCLESTON, HOESKYN1) was born Abt. 14 Jul 1764, and died 24 Oct 1843 in Newton Abbott Devon.He married LOUISA PRESTON 16 Apr 1795 in Yorkshire, daughter of JOHN PRESTON and JANE CONSETT.She was born 1773 in Askham Bryant Yorkshire England, and died 21 Jul 1839 in Torquay.

Notes for REV JOHN FLETCHER MUCKLESTON:

1841 census

HO107/229/12

Victoria Parade, Tormoham, Newton Abbot, Devon

John Fletcher Muckleston75ClergymanNo

Louisa Muckleston25No

Mary Smith20F ServantYes

Maria Tear15F ServantYes

His marriage may have taken place on 16 April 1793 or 1795

He was Reverend / Minister of Tring

He sold Merrington to Joseph Muckleston in 1817

He was admitted to Corp. College Oxford on Oct 17 1782 at the age of 17. At Christchurch College Oxford he obtained a BA in 1786, MA in 1789, B and DD in 1814.

He was Perpetual curate of Weeford and Hints county Stafford in 1790 and appears in their registers in 1789 etc officiating at marriages.

Vicar of Wybunbury Cheshire in 1802, Prebendary of Lichfield 1790 until his death.

In the Tong parish register pg v he is given as perpetual curate from 1807 to 1839.

From History of the commoners of Great Britain and Ireland Vol 2 by Burke 1835:-

The Reverend John Fletcher Muckleston of Christchurch College Oxford a Prebendary of Lichfield and Wolverhampton married Louisa daughter of the Reverend John Preston of Askham Bryant in the county of York and had issue 1) John in holy orders 2) Rowland a scholar of Worcester College Oxford 3) Louisa 4) Ann married to Arthur Battersby Esq 5) Mary Dr Muckleston who inherited Merrington sold that estate in 1817 to his cousin Joseph Muckleston Esq of Prescott who was High Sherrif of Salop in 1788.

From Clergy Lists and Clerical Directories:

1841: Muckleston J F DD Preb and Priest Vicar of Lichfield, Preb of Wolverhampton, Vicar of Wynbury Cheshire

In the Gentlemans Magazine

1790 Ecclesiatical Preferments - Weeford and Hints perpetual curacies co. Stafford

1795 Marriage 16 April Rev Mr Muckleston of Lichfield to Miss Louisa Preston youngest daughter of Rev Mr P of Askham nr York

1802 Ecclesiatical Preferments - Rev J F Muckleston Prebendary of Lichfield, Wynbury V Co. Chester

1839 Death July 21 at Plymouth the wife of Rev J F Muckleston DD

1843 Death Oct 24 At Torquay aged 80 the Reverend John Fletcher Muckleston DD Prebendary and senior priest vicar of Lichfield, prebendary of Wolverhampton and vicar of Wynbury Cheshire. He was of Christchurch Oxford. MA 1789 B and DD 1814 was presented to Wynbury in 1802 by the Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry collated to the Prebend of dernford, in the Cathedral Church of Lichfield, by Bishop Cornwallis in 1790.

.

FILE - Assignment - ref.103/1/3/50- date: 27 March 1820

|_ [from Scope and Content] 2. Joseph Muckleston of Prescott, esq.

|_ [from Scope and Content] Of terms of 1,000 years on 6a. 2r. 18p. late part of common of Leaton Heath, p. St. Mary's, previously allotted to John Fletcher Muckleston. Recital of Mortgage 21 July 1780 (i) John Muckleston of Shrewsbury, gent. (ii) Edward Lloyd of Leaton, to secure £400 and interest on cap. m. in p. Preston Gubballs in occupation of William Tayleur and pieces called the Old Great Coppice and the Clay Pits of Thomas Blakeway; m. or tmt. in ts. or ps. of Merrington, Baschurch, Walford and Middle of Randle Lunt; ms. in Merrington of J. Muckleston, Richard Griffiths, John Griffiths, Sarah Peirce and Richard Fleming for 1,000 years. Recital of Assignment 24-25 March 1814 (i) Rrevd. John Fletcher Muckleston of Lichfield, D.D.; Louisa, his wife (ii) William Humberston; Caroley Floyer, esq. (iii) Revd. William Rennington (ii) John Muckleston to secure £11,480 9s.10d. on same; also 6a. late part of Leaton Heath Common, p. St. Mary, allotted to (i) then in occupation of Thomas Shore, John Shore, John Barrett, Elizabeth Teece, Elizabety Yeomans, Hannah Davies, Henry Baker. Rectial of

|_ [from Scope and Content] of Conveyance 26 March 1814 (i) Rev. William Douglas of Deans Yard, Westminster, clerk (ii) J.F. Muckleston; Louisa, his wife; (iii) John Muckleston (iv) J.H. Browne. Recital of will of Francis Lloyd 21 May 1793. Rectial of 103/1/3/48-49.

In Warwickshire County Record Office ref CR556/668

Records of Messrs. Campbell, Brown and Ledbrook of Warwick, Solicitors.

Miscellaneous Clients Records

File - Muckleston family - date 1828-1839

[from scope and content] Letters of the Rev J Muckleston of the close Lichfield, about the marriage settlement of his father J F Muckleston of Bangor, with letters from the father and report and order of a master in Chancery.

1843

ADMINISTRATION OF

REV JOHN FLETCHER MUCKLESTON

Source:Public Record OfficeProb 6/219.

November 1843.£2,000

On the twentieth day admon of the Goods Chattels and Credits of The Reverend John Fletcher Muckleston late of Torquay in Devon Doctor of Divinity a widower was granted to The Reverend John Muckleston Clerk one of the natural and lawful children being first sworn duly to administer.

*-*-*-*-*-*-*

Genealogical Information

Occupation:Reverend / Minister. Prebendary of Lichfield.

Born:14th July 1764

Married:Louisa Preston 16th April 1793(or1795) in Yorkshire. (she died in 1839)

Died:24th October 1843.

Parents:John Muckleston and Mary

Children:Mary, Anne, Louisa, Rowland and John.

Subscribed to The History and Antiquities of Staffordshire Volume 1 in 1798.

Mucklestone, JF subscribed to The Traditions ; a legendary tale 1795 by Mary Martha Sherwood - subject a novel.

Mucklestone, J F,Subscribed to A Sermon on John vii. Delivered in the Parish of Sutton Coldfield; January 30 1791. By Rev. Francis Blick, A.M. Curate. Late of St John's College Oxford. With the letters that have passed between him and the Reverend John Riland A.M. Rector respecting it. Subject - religion

Inside Preston Gubbals Church is a plaque listing Benefactors of the Church. Included on that plaque is

1794 Rev John Muckleston £5.5.0

1841 R A Slaney £10.0.0

On the Berkswich Database - Butler Clergy Index can be found...

B/A/1/30 p 134/139

Leonard Henry St George of St Davids College, Lampeter.

On the 24th May 1839 the Bishop Granted a Letter Dimissory to be ordained priest by the Bishop of Salisbury.

Notes 28 June 1839 lic. to the perpetual Curacy of Tong, Salop void by the registration of John Fletcher Mucklestone upon the nomination of George Durant of Tong Castle.

In the Weeford Parish Registers it is noted that john Fletcher was a minister from 1789 - 1792 and in 1812 he was perpetual curate.

In the notes it states:

29 Mar 1789 John Fletcher Muckleston entered on the curacy of Weeford.

More About REV JOHN FLETCHER MUCKLESTON:

Occupation: Bet. 1790 - 1843, Canon / Prebendary of Lichfield

Children of JOHN MUCKLESTON and LOUISA PRESTON are:

i.MARY17 MUCKLESTON, m. REV CAPTAIN? PICKFORD.

Notes for MARY MUCKLESTON:

They died without any children

Notes for REV CAPTAIN? PICKFORD:

He was a Captain

ii.REV JOHN MUCKLESTON, b. Abt. 1800; d. 16 Jul 1877, Lichfield Staffs [aged 77]; m. MARY LEVETT, 14 Mar 1841, Teignmouth, Devon; b. 1807, Wichnor Staffs; d. 17 Nov 1873, Lichfield Staffs [ aged 66].

Notes for REV JOHN MUCKLESTON:

1841 census

HO107/1213/7

Commercial Place, Bridlington, Yorkshire

John Muckleston30ClergymanNo

Mary Muckleston25No

George Williams25Male ServantNo

1851 census

HO107

4 Beacon Street, St Chad, Lichfield Staffs

John MucklestonMarr Head50Perpetual Curate of WichnorLichfield Staffs

Mary MucklestonMarrWife43Clergymans WifeLichfield Staffs

Maria BottUnmarrServant30CookStaffs

Harriet LeasonUnmarrServant28HousemaidDerbyshire

Charlotte MelneUnmarrServant26Ladies MaidMiddlesex

Emma GilbertUnmarrServant17Kitchen MaidStaffordshire

Joseph FisherWidServant53GroomBuckinghamshire

William MossUnmarrServant27ButlerLongton Staffs

1861 census

RG9

4 Beacon Street, Lichfield, Staffs

John MucklestonMarriedHead60Perpetual Curate of WichnorLichfield Staffs

Mary MucklestonMarriedWife58Clergymans WifeWichnor Staffs

Sarah BaldersonWidowServant44CookWichnor Staffs

Elizabeth TaylorUnmarrServant27Ladies MaidAlfreton Derbs

Ann BownUnmarrServant35House MaidLichfield Staffs

Mary SmithUnmarrServant18Kitchen MaidKings Bromley Staffs

William MossMarrServant37ButlerLongton Staffs

1871 census

RG10/2913

191 Beacon Street Lichfield

John MucklestonMarriedHead70Vicar of WichnorLichfield Staffs

Mary MucklestonMarriedWife63Wichnor Staffs

Sarah RadfordWidowServant54Domestic Servant – CookWichnor Staffs

Frances BaldersonServant18Domestic Servant – Kitchen MaidNottingham

William JacksonMarriedServant54Butler – Domestic ServantHertford

Elizabeth TaylorUnmarried Servant37Ladies MaidAlfreton Derbys

Sarah TaylorUnmarried Servant27HousemaidSheriff Hales Salop

Frederick LittletonUnmarried Servant16GroomLichfield Staffs

In Holy Orders in 1835

In Alumni Oxonienses:

Muckleston, John son of John Fletcher of Lichfield Doctor Christ Chruch, Matric 27 Jan 1819 aged 18 BA 1822 Perp curate Wichnor 1832-72 died in July 1877 (see Fosters our Noble and Gentle Families)

In Clergy Lists and Clerical Directories:

1841/1850/1852/1858 Muckleston John BA minister of Wichnor Chapel near Burton Staffs

1860 Muckleston John, Wichnor Burton on Trent Staffs Ch Ch Oxon BA 1822 PC of Wichnor Dio Lich (Patron T J Levett Esq) Tithe App £6 13s 4d PC's Gross Inc £75 pop 131

1865/ 1876 Muckleston John, Minister of Wichnor Chapel nr Burton Staffs

1879 Muckleston John BA JP Beacon Street Lichfield

In Shrewsbury School register 1798-1898

Entered in 1812 John Muckleston Ch Ch Oxon BA (2nd Lit Hum) 1822 Ord 1823 Vicar of Wichnor, Burton on Trent 1832 died July 1877

In Gentlemans Magazine

1832 - Ecclestiastical Preferments Rev J Muckleston, Wichnor R Co Staffs

1841 - Marriage 14 March at teignmouth the Reverend John Muckleston incumbant of Wichnor Staffs to Mary 2nd daughter of the late Theophilus Levett sq of Wichnor Park

From Somerset House Probate Indexes:

1877 Muckleston the Reverend John, effects under £25,000 2nd August - The will of reverend John Muckleston late of the City of Lichfield Clerk who died 16 July 1877 at Lichfield by the Reverend Rowland Muckleston of Dynedor in the County of Hereford Clerk rector of Dynedor the brother the sole executor

In Staffs Archives ref D4363/E/1/7-8 date 1841-1877-

Marriage settlement The Rev. John Muckleston / Miss Mary Levett; Money only dated 31 March with copy probate of Mary Muckleston, 22 August 1877.

In Staffs Archives ref D4363/E/1/9 date 1878 -

General release; legatees of Mary Muckleston to Trustees and Executor; no property.

In Warwickshire County Record Office ref CR556/668

Records of Messrs. Campbell, Brown and Ledbrook of Warwick, Solicitors.

Miscellaneous Clients Records

File - Muckleston family - date 1828-1839

[from scope and content] Letters of the Rev J Muckleston of the close Lichfield, about the marriage settlement of his father J F Muckleston of Bangor, with letters from the father and report and order of a master in Chancery

Wychnor (Wichnor)

From History, Gazetter and Directory of Staffordshire 1851.....

Wichnor is a scattered village, township and chapelry, forming the south end of Tatenhill parish, six and a half miles SW of Burton - upon - Trent and the same distance NE of Lichfield. The whole blongs to the Lord of the Manor, John Levett esq. of Wichnor Lodge, a handsome mansion, seated in a beautiful park of 300 acres, on the north bank of the Trent.

Wichnor church, St Leonard, is a small ancient edicifice, seated on an eminence betwixt the park and the Trent. The perpetual curacy is in the patronage of J Levett esq. and incumbency of the Rev John Muckleston.

The population of Wichnor Township was as follows:

1841 .... 155

1851 .... 131

More About REV JOHN MUCKLESTON:

Education: 1812, Shrewsbury School

Occupation: Cleric

Ordination: 1823

Notes for MARY LEVETT:

1841 census

HO107/1213/7

Commercial Place, Bridlington, Yorkshire

John Muckleston30ClergymanNo

Mary Muckleston25No

George Williams25Male ServantNo

1851 census

HO107

4 Beacon Street, St Chad, Lichfield Staffs

John MucklestonMarr Head50Perpetual Curate of WichnorLichfield Staffs

Mary MucklestonMarrWife43Clergymans WifeLichfield Staffs

Maria BottUnmarrServant30CookStaffs

Harriet LeasonUnmarrServant28HousemaidDerbyshire

Charlotte MelneUnmarrServant26Ladies MaidMiddlesex

Emma GilbertUnmarrServant17Kitchen MaidStaffordshire

Joseph FisherWidServant53GroomBuckinghamshire

William MossUnmarrServant27ButlerLongton Staffs

1861 census

RG9

4 Beacon Street, Lichfield, Staffs

John MucklestonMarriedHead60Perpetual Curate of WichnorLichfield Staffs

Mary MucklestonMarriedWife58Clergymans WifeWichnor Staffs

Sarah BaldersonWidowServant44CookWichnor Staffs

Elizabeth TaylorUnmarrServant27Ladies MaidAlfreton Derbs

Ann BownUnmarrServant35House MaidLichfield Staffs

Mary SmithUnmarrServant18Kitchen MaidKings Bromley Staffs

William MossMarrServant37ButlerLongton Staffs

1871 census

RG10/2913

191 Beacon Street Lichfield

John MucklestonMarriedHead70Vicar of WichnorLichfield Staffs

Mary MucklestonMarriedWife63Wichnor Staffs

Sarah RadfordWidowServant54Domestic Servant – CookWichnor Staffs

Frances BaldersonServant18Domestic Servant – Kitchen MaidNottingham

William JacksonMarriedServant54Butler – Domestic ServantHertford

Elizabeth TaylorUnmarried Servant37Ladies MaidAlfreton Derbys

Sarah TaylorUnmarried Servant27HousemaidSheriff Hales Salop

Frederick LittletonUnmarried Servant16GroomLichfield Staffs