Hickling family

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Hickling (family) Name Meaning:

“English: habitational name from Hickling (Nottinghamshire) or Hickling (Norfolk) both from an Old English personal name Hicel(a) + the Old English groupname suffix -ingas. variant of Hicklin.” (Ancestry.com.)

The Domesday Book of 1086 refers to land ‘in hechelinge’.

(2022) Although there are no longer any families in the village of Hickling itself with this surname, there are still families locally, particularly in the neighbouring village of Kinoulton.


W0873a Edwin & Constance Woolley Bridegate Lane next to Benson Wong 1914
W0873a Edwin & Constance (nee Hickling) Woolley Bridegate Lane next to Benson Wong 1914

Parish Records in Hickling:

Baptisms:

  • Constance M.B. – mother Alice HICKLING – 1874 06 21 HICKLING St Luke
  • Alice – father – John HICKLING – mother Jane – 1670 10 02 – HICKLING St Luke            
  • Alice – father Thomas HICKLING – mother Alice – 1871 03 19 – HICKLING St Luke – Butcher
  • Ann – father Wm. HICKLING – mother Ann – 1788 11 02 – HICKLING St Luke   
  • Anne – father Thomas HICKLING – mother Alice – 1861 09 19 – HICKLING St Luke – Butcher
  • Elizabeth – father Thomas HICKLING – mother Alice – 1839 06 09 – HICKLING St Luke – Butcher
  • George Herbert – Thomas HICKLING – mother Salome – 1836 01 24 – HICKLING St Luke – Schoolmaster
  • James – father Thomas HICKLING – mother Alice – 1840 08 03 – HICKLING St Luke – Butcher
  • John – father John HICKLING – mother Jane – 1672 09 08 – HICKLING St Luke   
  • Lydia – father Thomas HICKLING – mother Salome – 1830 06 27 – HICKLING St Luke – Schoolmaster
  • Mary – father Thomas HICKLING – mother Alice – 1841 10 31 – HICKLING St Luke – Innkeeper
  • Richard – father John HICKLING – mother Jane – 1682 12 17 – HICKLING St Luke            
  • Robt. – father Willm. HICKLING – mother Ann – 1791 02 14 – HICKLING St Luke            
  • Sarah – father Thomas HICKLING – mother Alice – 1838 02 16 – HICKLING St Luke – Butcher
  • Sarah – father Wm. HICKLING – mother Ann – 1788 11 02 – HICKLING St Luke    
  • Thomas – father Thomas HICKLING – mother Alice – 1871 03 19 – HICKLING St Luke – Butcher
  • Thomas – father Thomas HICKLING – mother Elizabeth –          1878 02 22 – HICKLING St Luke –               Labourer
  • Thomas Daft – father Thomas HICKLING – mother Salome – 1834 07 20 – HICKLING St Luke – Schoolmaster
  • Vashti – father Thomas HICKLING – mother Salome – 1831 12 26 – HICKLING St Luke – Schoolmaster

Marriages:

  • HICKLING John to PRITCHETT Jane; 1669 11 02
  • HICKLING Thomas to FLEWITT Elizabeth; 1816 01 08
  • HICKLING Thomas to DAFT Salome; 1829 08 11
  • HICKLING Thomas to MANN Alice; 1837 07 17
  • HICKLINGE George to DAFT Elizabeth; 1633 05 23
  • HICKLINGE Richard to DAFT Mary; 1633 05 23
  • SQUIRES George to HICKLING Ann Alice; 1899 04 03
  • WOOLLEY Edwin Arthur to HICKLING Constance Mary Buxton; 1899 06 01

Burials:

  • Mary HICKLING – 1696 07 27 – HICKLING St Luke – Widdow
  • Robt. HICKLING – 1787 04 21 – Inf – HICKLING St Luke – Pauper
  • Ann HICKLING – 1791 05 10 – Inf – HICKLING St Luke – Pauper
  • Salome HICKLING – 1836 03 20 – 30 – HICKLING St Luke     
  • James HICKLING – 1840 08 14 – Inf – HICKLING St Luke             
  • Lilla HICKLING – 1844 10 01 – 15 – HICKLING St Luke             
  • Anne HICKLING – 1861 09 23 – 14 – HICKLING St Luke – pneumonia
  • Mary HICKLING – 1861 11 07 – 20 – HICKLING St Luke                          
  • Thomas HICKLING – 1862 06 26 – 46 – HICKLING St Luke                   
  • Thomas HICKLING – 1879 09 21 – 1+ – HICKLING St Luke –    1yr 7mths
  • Alice HICKLING – 1882 08 02 – 34 – HICKLING St Luke – consumption Alice HICKLING – 1896 09 01 – 86 – HICKLING St Luke
W1096b Yew Tree House; Leonard Hickling
W1096b Yew Tree House; Leonard Hickling

In the graveyard (St. Luke’s, Hickling):

There are three surviving headstones for the Hickling family in the churchyard:

  • ALICE HICKLING, wife of Thomas died 29th August 1896 aged 86yrs. ALICE daughter of Thomas and Alice died 2nd August 1882 aged 34yrs. ‘in loving memory of Alice, wife of Thomas Hickling who died 29th August 1896 aged 86yrs. also Alice, their daughter who died August 2nd 1882 aged 34yrs thy will be done’
  • Salome Hickling, sister of Vashti Daft, died 16th March 1836 aged 30yrs also Lila, daughter of Salome died 29th September 1844 aged 14yrs also Vashti Daft died 21st March 1866 aged 59yrs ‘in memory of Vashti Daft who died 21st March 1866 aged 59yrs and of her much beloved and lamented sister, Salome Hickling who died 16th March 1836 aged 30years also of Lila Hickling, daughter of Salome Hickling who died 29th September 1844 aged 14yrs Christ was their hope’
  • THOMAS HICKLING died 10th July 1921 aged 69yrs also Elizabeth, wife of Thomas died 30th April 1925 aged 69yrs also Ada Eunice wife of Leonard died 29th October 1927 aged 35yrs. ‘in loving memory of my dear husband Thomas Hickling who entered into rest July 10th 1921 aged 69yrs ‘ [2018 rest is unreadable]

  • There are no mentions of the surname Hickling in the Protestation Returns for the village in 1642 implying there were no families of that name at that time.
  • There are a number of Hickling family Wills available but none linked to the village of Hickling; click on this link.

Census Records.

Census 1841.

Household 1.

  • Thomas Hickling – Male – 20 – 1821 – Nottinghamshire, England
  • Alice Hickling – Female – 30 – 1811 – Nottinghamshire, England
  • Elizabeth Hickling – Female – 2 – 1839 – Nottinghamshire, England
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Census 1921.

Household 1.

  • Leonard Hickling – Head – Male – 1887 – 34 – Northamptonshire, England – Farmer – Employer
  • Ada Ennie Hickling – Wife – Female – 1892 – 29 – Staffordshire, England – Household Duties

Household 2.

  • (Fox & Hounds Farm?)
  • Edward Hickling – Head – Male – 1896 – 25 – Scarborough, Yorkshire, England – Dairy Farmer – Employer
  • Violet Annie Hickling – Wife – Female – 1895 – 25 – Nottinghamshire, England – Household Duties
  • Harold Edward – Hickling – Son – Male – 1917 – 4 – Hickling, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Dora Hickling – Daughter – Female – 1920 – Hickling, Nottinghamshire, England
  • Frank Hore – Servant – Male – 1906 – 14 – Rutland, England – General Farm Hand – Edw Hickling Foxhound Farm, Kinoulton Notts

1939 Register:

  • The Bungalow, Hickling Pastures
  • Edward Hickling – 10 Aug 1896 – Male – Iron Blast Furnaceman – Married
  • Violet Annie Hickling – 16 Aug 1895 – Female – Unpaid Domestic Duties – Married         
  • Harold E Hickling – 09 Mar 1917 – Male – Iron Foundry Furnaceman – Married
  • Dorothy Hickling – 02 Jun 1918 – Female – Unpaid Domestic Duties – Married
  • Dora Harris (Hickling) – 01 Jul 1920 – Female – Shop Assistant General Stores – Single
  • (5 closed records at the same address)

This gallery is from the Wadkin Archives

Reflections of Yesteryear:

  • p.41: School photo 1887; Connie Hickling (top row, 2nd from left)
  • p.64: Photo – 1914 Edwin Arthur Woolley and Constance Mary Woolley (nee Hickling) they had 4 children: John Edwin, Frederick Granville, Bessie and Norah who died when just over a year old.
  • p.71: Photo – Mr. Edwin Arthur (Ted) Woolley married Connie Mary Hickling and farmed at ‘Barland Fields’ later moving to School House.
  • p.75: Photo – 1905/6 Arch and Len Squires outside the home of their Grandmother, Mrs. T. Hickling, on Bridegate Lane. House now occupied by Mrs. Timms.
  • p.79: Photo – 1914 Outside the front door at Weir House, sisters-in-law, Mrs. Constance Mary Wool1ey (nee Hickling) who married Edwin Arthur, they had four children: John Edwin, Frederick Granville, Bessie and Norah who died when just over a year old.

Scrapbook of Hickling:

  • P92: Houses on Bridegate Lane
    • July 1923. To be sold at ‘The Plough Inn’ a pair of semi-detached cottages.
    • (a) “Country cottage with garage, outbuildings, garden situate fronting to Smithfield Lane, recently in the occupation of Mr. Thomas Hickling”. At a later date Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rose (nee Emmie Simpson) lived in this house and after the death of Mr. Rose his daughter June and her husband left and the house was offered for sale.
    • (b) “Brick built and tiled cottage semi-detached from above cottage now in the occupation of Mr. Edward Hickling”. This cottage was bought by Mr. Alwyn F. Shelton for £420. Later on, Sir Jessie Hind of Kinoulton owned the cottage and Mrs. Aston was the tenant. It was again sold, this time at Kinoulton public house, for £100 with £40 out of £100 to be spent on repairs. The buyer was Mr. J. Coombs.

Maggie’s Memories:

(p.91) Mr. & Mrs. Ted Woolley lived at one or two houses in the district before retiring to the old School House, when it was not needed for a teacher. Mr. Woolley helped one of his brothers on the farm, Mrs. Woolley nee Connie Hickling was a character, she didn’t beat about the bush, or mince her words, was excitable, especially around a General Election and some would aggravate her and get her going properly. Connie as so many called her was good natured, she was and her family staunch members of the Parish Church, and rather bigoted towards the Methodists, and of course she lived next to the Chapel which annoyed her, so she had a privet hedge planted and also in the porch a shutter fixed so she could not see people going in and out of the Chapel door, when I was looking after the Chapel, should been my early teens, she would call out for me to go round for a cup of cocoa, and she would say “I shan’t set my foot in that place to bring it to you”. When we had a social evening at the Wesley Guild in the Sunday School and I was cleaning up the following day poor Mrs. Woolley hadn’t anything bad enough to say, she certainly had a bee in her bonnet about the Wesleyans as she called us. They had four children, one died in infancy, two sons both living away, their daughter Bessie (Mrs. T. Timms) in Hickling and their Grandson lan Woolley is at the Post Office.

(p.94) More residents names I remember when at school:

  • Mr. & Mrs. T. Hickling. Lived on Pastures until retired & lived in Chapel Lane.
  • Mr. & Mrs. L. Hickling. Lived in Hickling & Pastures. Moved to Kettleby. Daughter (Mrs. Barnes) came to live here in 1975.