Daft family – transcript of a family tree (K. Williams)


The transcript, below, is uploaded with the kind permission of Mr K Williams. The Daft family history is difficult to unravel, particularly when attempting to connect different branches of the family which means there may be discrepancies which still require some checking/confirmation.

Notes:

  • Lineage, below, transcribed from an Ancestry family tree & linked notes/facts.
  • ‘born’ sometimes equates to ‘baptised’?
  • Where death dates are missing from female members of the family, it is likely that they married and records haven’t yet been found.
  • Some locations imply record districts as opposed to actual locations, for example Bingham and Melton Mowbray.

Generation 1:

Robert Dafte; born Nottinghamshire 1447

  • Married Elizabeth
  • Son – Thomas born 1470, England

Generation 2:

Thomas Dafte; born 1470, England

  • Married Issabell
  • Son William Dafte born 1490
  • Died, Hickling 1549

Generation 3:

William Dafte; born 1490, Nottinghamshire

  • Married Alice – died 12th June 1552, Broughton Sulney
  • Children:
  • George Dafte 1530-1614 (married Dorothie James 1530-1635) – see generation 4
  • Rauf Dafte 1515 (Nottinghamshire) -1575 (Hickling)
  • Robert Dafte c.1515 (Nottinghamshire) – c.1561 (Hickling)
  • Thomas Dafte c.1520 (Nottinghamshire) -1549 (Hickling)
  • Edmund Dafte c.1525 (Nottinghamshire) -March 1596 (Broughton Sulney)
  • William Dafte died 1549, Hickling

Generation 4:

George Dafte; born 1530.

  • Married Dorothie James – born Leicester 1530, died 1635(?)
  • Children:
    • William Dafte; no data
    • George Dafte; born c. 1560 (Hickling)
    • Jane Dafte; born c.1565 (Nottinghamshire)
    • John Dafte; born 1565 (Hickling), died 1624 (Hickling)
    • Thomas Dafte; born c.1570 (Nottinghamshire)
    • Joan Dafte; born February 1572 (Broughton Sulney)
    • Allis Dafte; born 1573 (Broughton Sulney)
    • Joan Dafte; born c.1575 (Hickling)
    • Richard Dafte; born c.1575 (Nottinghamshire)
    • Elizabeth Dafte; born c.1580 (Hickling)
    • Robert Dafte; c.1580 (Hickling), died September 1634 (Hickling; married Elizabeth Tomlinson & Clytemnestra Archboll (see generation 5)
    • George Dafte born 1585 (Hickling) died Sept 1634 (Nottinghamshire); possible marriage record 18th August 1618, St. Mary’s Nottingham.
  • Note: number of deaths in September 1634: Robert (b.1580), possibly his wife, Elizabeth and George (b.1585).
  • George Dafte (snr) died 1614 (Hickling)

Generation 5:

Robert Dafte; born c.1580 (Hickling), died September 1634 (Hickling)

  • Children:
    • George Dafte 1613-1654; married Margaret Smith (see generation 6)
    • William Dafte 1613-1676; married Dorothy (see generation 6)
  • There are two possible marriage records for Robert Dafte – further research needed.
    • Married Clytemnestra Archboll – 17th June 1606 (Nottinghamshire); born c.1580, died [?]
    • Married Elizabeth Tomlinson – 28th June 1619, St. Mary’s, Leicester; born c.1580, died c.1634 (Hickling)
  • Robert Dafte died September 1634 (Hickling)

Generation 6:

George Dafte; born c.1613 (Hickling), died 31st March 1654 (Hickling)

  • Married Margaret Smith 9th December 1638 (Radford, Nottingham) – no further data
  • Children:
    • John Daft born 24th August 1641, died after 1654
    • Grace Daft born 1642, died after 1668
    • George Daft born 1645 (Nottinghamshire), died after 1654
    • Margaret Daft born 28th November 1647 (Hickling)
    • Robert Daft born 20th Feb 1650 (Hickling), died 26th May 1651 (Hickling)
    • Robert Daft born 2nd October 1652 (Hickling)
    • George Daft died 31st March 1654 (Hickling)

William Dafte; born c.1613 (Hickling), died December 1676 (Hickling)

  • Married Dorothy c.1636; born c.1615, died 5th December 1676 (Hickling)
  • Children:
    • Richard Daft born 18th February 1636 (Hickling), died 3rd April 1637 (Hickling)
    • Robert Daft born 20th January 1638 (Hickling), died 1717 (see generation 7)
    • William Daft born February 1638 (Nottinghamshire), died March 1638
    • George Daft born 8th March 1640 (Hickling), died 1681
    • Anne Daft born 14th April 1643 (Hickling), died 26th January 1651
    • William Dafte died December 1676 (apparently at the same time as his wife?)

Generation 7:

Robert Daft; born 20th January 1636 (Hickling), died 3rd April 1717 (Hickling)

  • Two possible marriage records:
    • Married Joan Man 26th April 1669, Hickling (his residence recorded in Hickling); no data, although the Mann family were prominent in Hickling and the surrounding areas at the time.
    • Married Mary Stevens 27th January 1670 (Long Clawson); born 1648, died 23rd September 1715 (Hickling)
  • Children:
    • William Daft born September 1673 (Hickling), died November 1686 (Hickling)
    • Robert Daft born 30th May 1675 (Hickling), died 24th October 1686 (Hickling)
    • (?) Elizabeth Burton (of Colwick) born 1676, died January 1728 (Nottingham)
    • Theodocia Daft born November 1677 (Hickling)
    • Elizabeth Daft born 14th November 1681 (Hickling), died April 1733 (Hickling)
    • Stephen Daft born 28th November 1683 (Hickling), died 17th February 1767 (Sneinton)
    • Mary Daft born 1st June 1686 (Hickling)
    • Joseph Daft born 27th October 1689 (Hickling), died 29th April 1758 (Hickling) (see generation 8)
    • Robert Daft died 2nd December 1717 (Hickling)

Generation 8:

Joseph Daft; born 27th October 1689 (Hickling), died 29th April 1758 (Hickling).

  • Married Elizabeth c.1713 (Hickling); born c.1681 (no data), died September 1767 (Nottinghamshire).
  • Children:
    • Stephen Daft born 8th January 1714 (Hickling), died 24th December 1753 (Cropwell Bishop)
    • Elizabeth Daft born May 1714 (Hickling), died March 1797 (Nottinghamshire)
    • Mary Daft born 10th January 1718 (Hickling), died November 1804 (Leicestershire)
    • Anne Daft born January 1720 (Hickling), died c.1754
    • Joseph Daft born 22nd March 1721 (Hickling), died 1807 (see generation 9)
    • Robert Daft born April 1724 (Hickling), died 3rd October 1771 (Nottinghamshire)
    • Joseph Daft died 29th April 1758 (Hickling)

Generation 9:

Joseph Daft born 22nd March 1721 (Hickling), died 5th November 1807 (Hickling)

  • Married twice:
    • Sarah Morris 26th October 1748 (in Hickling); born September 1727 (Hickling) – father William Morris (1686- ). Died 23rd March 1752 (Hickling).
    • Elizabeth Fosterd 27th December 1752 (in Hickling); born c.1731 (probably Nether Broughton) – father Samuel Foster/Foscraft/Falstead (born Nether Broughton July 1690). Died 22nd January 1791 (Hickling).
  • Children of Joseph and Sarah (Morris) Daft:
    • Anne Daft; baptised 3rd September 1749 (Hickling), died June 1751
    • William Daft; born c.1749 (Hickling), died 1797
  • Children of Joseph and Elizabeth (Fosterd) Daft:
    • Sarah Daft; born February 1761 (Nottinghamshire)
    • Stephen Daft; baptised 4th July 1762 (Hickling), died March 1767
    • John Daft – see generation 10
    • Hannah Daft; born October 1768 (Nottinghamshire)
    • Jane Daft; born April 1771 (Nottinghamshire)
    • Eleanor Daft; born November 1773 (Nottinghamshire)
    • Stephen Daft; born 19th September 1777 (Hickling), died 15th July 1843 (Nottinghamshire).
    • Joseph Daft died 5th November 1807 (Hickling).

Generation 10:

John Daft; baptised 1st July 1764 (Hickling), died 1797 (Hose)

  • John Daft is recorded in Rothley, Leics on 30th August 1780 (duty paid for apprentices’ indenture)
  • Married Ann Goodson 23rd September 1787 (in Hose); born March 1762 (Harby, Leics), died August 1845 (Hose) – daughter of William Goodson (1726- )
  • Children:
    • Mary Daft born August 1789 (Hose), possible death record – (unmarried) Hawksworth, 1876
    • William Daft born October 1791 (Hose)
    • Jane Daft born c. 1793 (Hose), died August 1794 (Hose)
    • Joseph Daft born June 1795 (Hose), died February 1800 (Hose)
    • George Daft born December 1797 (Hose)
    • John Daft born 1798, died 1879; married Anne Copley – see generation 11
    • Stephen Daft born 1805 (Hose), died 1877 (Long Clawson)
  • John Daft died 1797 (Hose); note – John and Stephen appear to be born after the death of their father (to be checked).

Generation 11:

John Daft born 1798 (Hose), baptised 10th December 1799, died 1879

  • Married Anne Copley 24th November 1830; born c. 1809 (Kinoulton, Notts)
  • Will dated 24th November 1830 (Hose)
  • Resident in Hose; census 1851, 1851, 1861, 1871
  • Children:
    • Mary Daft born c.1831 (Hose) – recorded in 1841 census in Hose
    • John Daft born 4th November 1833 (Hose), died 1917 (Hose)
    • George Daft born 12th July 1835 (Hose), died 2nd June 1840 (Hose)
    • Martha Daft born 8th October 1837 (Hose), died 27th July 1840 (Hose)
    • Milicent Daft born December 1839 (Leicestershire), died 1842
    • George Daft born 12th December 1841 (Hose) – recorded in 1851 census in Hose
    • Stephen Daft born 7th January 1844 (Hose), died 1916. Census 1851 (Hose), census 1861 (Stanton-by-Dale, Derbys), census 1871 (Staveley, Derbys), census 1881 (Kinoulton, Notts), census 1891 & 1901 (Handsworth, Yorks). Died December 1916 (Sheffield).
    • Thomas Copley Daft born 18th January 1846 (Hose), died 1880 – see generation 12
    • Martha Daft born December 1850 (Hose), died September 1923 (Melton Mowbray). Census 1851 (Hose), census 1861 (Kinoulton), census 1871 (Langar, Notts). Married Thomas Brooks, January 1876 (Melton Mowbray). Census 1881 & 1891 (Leicester, St. Margaret’s), 1901 (Leicester), 1911 (Hose).
  • John Daft died 15th December 1879 (Hickling).

Generation 12:

Thomas Copley Daft baptised 18th January 1846 (Hose), died 1880

  • Census 1851 (Hose), census 1861 (Langar)
  • Daughter, Eliza Mees (see also, below), born July 1864 (Barnstone, Notts) – mother Ann Mees. In the 1881 census Eliza is recorded in her widowed mother’s household (Long Acre Spring Gardens, Bingham) as a lacehand (like her mother) and with her daughter, Anne Mees (born 1881, Bingham).
  • Married Ann Mees – January 1871 (Bingham); born December 1846 (Barnstone), died Bingham March 1936 (Bingham)
  • Children:
    • Eliza Mees born July 1864 (Barnstone, Notts)
    • John Daft born 20th August 1871 (Barnstone), died 17th December 1952 (Nottingham)
    • William Daft born October 1873 (Granby), died 1948 – see generation 13
    • George Daft born 11th September 1876 (Granby), died 1948 – see generation 13
    • Arthur Daft born 19th December 1876 (Granby), died 1943 (Bingham)
    • Mary Ann Daft born July 1879 (Granby), died October 1885 (Bingham)
  • Census 1871 (Barnstone)
  • Thomas Copley Daft died January 1880 (Bingham), aged 34.

Generation 13:

William Daft born October 1873 (Granby), died 1948 (great grandfather of family tree author)

  • William: census 1881 (Bingham), census 1891 (possibly, East Bridgford, Notts)
    • note; there is another William and Lucy Daft of similar ages in Notts at this time which causes some confusion (they have a son, Harold, in 1891).
  • Married Lucy Rowley December 1896 (Basford, Nottingham); born January 1878 (Greasley, Notts), died January 1915 (Basford, Notts). Parents George (1851- ) and Martha Rowley (1853- ). Census 1881 (Greasley).
  • Children:
    • Elizabeth Ann Daft born October 1897 (Kirkby-in-Ashfield), died 1961
    • Lily Daft born 15th January 1899 (Kirkby-in-Ashfield), died 1982
    • Samuel Daft born April 1900 (Kirkby-in-Ashfield), died 1926
    • George Copley Daft born 13th Jan 1905 (Kirkby-in-Ashfield), died 1972
    • Doris Edna Daft born 11th December 1906 (Kirkby-in-Ashfield), died 1968
    • Hilda Daft born 4th February 1908 (Kirkby-in-Ashfield), died (?)
  • Census 1901 confirms the family records: William (Granby – coal miner, hewer) Lucy (Greasley), Elizabeth Ann, Lily, Samuel – 3, Foster Street, Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Basford, Notts.
  • Census 1911; household is at 70, Harcourt St. Kirkby-in-Ashfield.
  • William dies March 1918 (Basford district)

George Daft born 11th September 1876 (Granby), died 1948

  • Census 1881 (Bingham, in his widowed mother’s household – lace hand), census 1891 (Bingham, in mother’s household, charwoman – Ag Lab)
  • Married Mary Elizabeth Maltby, October 1899 (Bingham); born 1876 (Southwell), died 1959
  • Children:
    • Thomas H Daft born c.1899 (Bingham), died 1924
    • John Henry Daft born 23rd July 1900 (Bingham), died 1983
    • Gertrude Mary Daft born 19th September 1901 (Bingham), died 1973
    • Elizabeth Maltby Daft born 9th April 1903 (Bingham), died 1998
    • Lottie Daft born 18th August 1907 (Bingham), died 2005
    • Frederick Ernest Daft born 8th August 1910 (Bingham), died 1990
  • Census 1901; the family is living in the household of George’s widowed mother on Long Acre Row in Bingham – he is a grocer’s drayman.
  • Census 1911: the family is recorded at Starnhill Farm, Bingham; George is ‘Foreman on farm’
  • 1939 Register: the family is at The Rosary, East Street, Bingham. George is a ‘small holder own account’
  • George Daft died 9th November 1948 (Bingham)