Micklethwaites - Introduction to the Branches
|The Name, The Places, The Branches|
A branch (by my definition) has 3 or more generations, so the head of the branch has got at least grandchildren. So far I have identified around 30 branches going back in one case to about 1490, although most do not go that far back, and many have just 3 generations. Details are shown on another page, with an index for branch members and another index for their spouses. Descendants of illegitimate children pose a problem as they are not genetically Micklethwaites, yet still bear the name (but the same may also be true for other branches where the illegitimacy has not yet been discovered!) Widows who had children after their husband's death pose an even greater problem. In both situations I have attached the children to the husband, even though he is not the father.
I also have several unattached branches of 3 or 4 generations, where due to there being several similarly named individuals or similar problems, it has not yet been possible to attach them to one of the main branches. I'd like to hear from anyone with more details of them.
There is a family which appears briefly in the Bahamas although only 2 generations have been identified - Richard, son of Christopher and Jane, was a plantation owner. Families still bear the name (usually Micklewhite) in the islands.
3 branches originate in the area between Hemsworth and Goole - are they related?
Additionally I suspect that the Michaelwaite branch may come from this area.
Of the 27 main branches, 16 are known to have living male descendants who still bear the name Micklethwaite (or a variant of it). 11 have died out.
As of 15/09/2014 there are:
Number of individuals with this number of entries:
Total individuals: 5504 of which 4059 are members of a branch; plus 2913 spouses.
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