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Thanks for the wonderful website! I am an Australian descendant of Isaac Moore who participated in the rising armed with a pitchfork. I was wondering if by any chance you have a copy of the depositions that the revolutionaries gave after the event? I asked the UK National Archives for a quote for a copy of Isaac's but it was hideously expensive.
Posted by Rhys Grainger on 02 October 2016
Hiya Rhys, Please get in touch and I will send you what I have


Posted by Sylvia on 08 October 2016
Pentrich in 1818
I have recently obtained from Chatsworth House archivist photocopies of notes on the residents of Pentrich made in 1818 by two agents of the Duke of Devonshire. I am trying to transcribe them (with difficulty in places). They give a fascinating glimpse into the people living there are the time, and some information about the Revolution. Does anyone know if this source has been used by historians?
Posted by Michael Ball on 22 September 2016
I am a descendant of George Weightman (Whiteman)
I am interested in the events taking place in 2017
Posted by Janet Humar on 17 April 2016
Hugh Wolstenholme
Hi Sylvia what a fascinating site. I am related to Hugh via his brother Thomas, a baker in Sheffield (1787-1856). Thomas was married to Lydia Gosling. Good luck with the compiling.

Posted by Dawn on 24 December 2015
I am descended from Anthony Bettison, brother to Thomas who was transported for 14 years.I wonder if you have any info on his death, I am struggling to find any proof of his death in 1835, I have newspaper clippings from a story in the New South Wales paper in 1832 but can't find his death which I assume was in Australia .
Your site is excellent, full of brilliant information.
Many thanks

Posted by IRIS PARKER(NEE BETTISON) on 09 November 2015
I think Thomas must be a son of Francis Bettison born c1750. I have only just discovered the history of the Pentrich Rising and I am so interested for more info.
I would be interested to know of any brothers or sisters of Thomas Bettison.
Posted by Pauline Dellar nee Bettison on 09 June 2016
I live in Australia and am a descendant of Samuel Hunt being my gr x 3 grandfather. I haven’t looked at this site for a while, it was where I first met up with Sylvia several years back now and have been helping her out with information from here on and off. You will find the information you are looking for if you have access to Ancestry. Having had Trees on Ancestry for a while I decided to set up one for the Pentrich event to place Samuel separate from my other general Tree and I was very interested to learn more about the men that came with him which has been a very fulfilling and interesting endeavour. Also to make some sort of contribution to the event taking place in 2017 being a long way here from over in South Wingfield. A small group quite scattered, out here in Australia hoping something will occur here to. Sylvia has been working hard on it. I have placed a lot of documents I obtained from Ancestry and saved these documents to my computer and placed back into his Profile page making it easier hopefully for anyone to get copies. I also sent away to our BDM Registry in Sydney for a copy of his death Certificate. It is actually only a burial record, Civil Registration of births, marriages and deaths didn’t commence in NSW until 1st March 1856 when then became compulsory to register these events. The only records relating to events before this date are Church BDM records. One can assume reasonably confident that the burial date would be the date of death as generally the burial took place on the same day particularly in a built up area like Sydney Town then. I don’t know where he may have actually been buried as information is rather sketchy on grave sites. Burial record notes Parish of St. Philip Sydney Burial on 12 April 1835 Age 54 a Quarryman, Residence Sydney. By 1793 the principal burial ground for the colony was established known as The Old Burial Ground. The site, on the outskirts of town, was chosen by Governor Phillip and the Reverend Richard Johnson in September 1792. Up to then burials most likely ad-hoc. Served Sydney for 27 years. By 1820 the cemetery was full and a new burial ground was opened at the Devonshire Street cemetery now the site of Central Railway Station, the main station for Sydney City. The Old Burial ground was no longer on the outskirts as Sydney town grew and had become a health hazard also.
My Tree on Ancestry has a rather long name, this is it-“Pentrich Revolution Bicentenary 2017-Samuel Hunt and 13 other men Transported to Australia”
I am not sure how this works and how one knows a reply has been posted. I might just have to keep checking the site
Posted by Lyn Millington on 05 October 2016
Hi Lyn

I live in NSW and am descended from one of the two sons of the rising participant Isaac Moore, stonemason, who migrated to Australia as free settlers.

I am quite interested in any Australian commemorations of the rising this year and would be happy to help out in some way if I can and if assistance is required.

My email address is at gmail and is my name separated by a dot.

Would love to hear from you and I will definitely check out your ancestry tree :)

Kind regards
Posted by Rhys Grainger on 06 January 2017
Miles Bacon
Posted on 03 November 2015
The Spencer family Pentrich
Posted on 18 August 2015
Looks very good
Posted on 01 June 2015
Excellent project
Posted on 22 April 2015
Great Website
Posted on 07 March 2015
Well done Sylvia.
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Hugh Wolstenholme
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The Ludlams
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Walters Family
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Anthony family
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William Turner
Posted on 01 November 2012
german buxton
Posted on 29 October 2012
Moore family history
Posted on 16 October 2012
Direct decendent of Isaac Ludlam
Posted on 19 April 2012
Weightman family
Posted on 20 November 2011
Samuel Hunt
Posted on 21 October 2011
Samuel Hunt
Posted on 20 September 2011
Pentrich Revolution 1817
Posted on 13 September 2011
family trees
Posted on 10 September 2011
onion family in Derbyshire
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Revolutionary Taylors
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George Brassington
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Pentrich Revolution
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