© David Hallam - 2003
Family History in Beeston -
Our Beeston research has a strong emphasis on Beeston families and their history, being
based on our family reconstitution using primarily the available records from the 19th century - but
also using valuable individual contributions from other researchers over the years..
This family approach to local history is very rewarding and honours the contribution made by
local families and individuals over the years. The stories are numerous and some are more detailed
than others but all are important. This page is dedicated to recording these stories and we will be
featuring two families at a time which have been researched in depth; as these are
replaced they will remain available in our family archive. To start off, we would like to introduce you
to our first two families:
- members of this family - notably William Thornhill, one of several generations
of Beeston tailors - made important contributions to modern Beeston through the Imperial
Park and Bellevue housing developments.
Hudston - religious non-conformity has been an important feature and contributor to
Beeston life, notably since the beginning of the 19th Century. James Hudston, an ancestor of the owner
of this site, arrived in Beeston at that time and was to have a lasting impression on Methodist life
Beeston family information is being added all the time to this site, some in considerable detail, some
brief details. We are organising this detail by surname though our name index - click an initial letter
to see the what is available. Again, the details will be sparse to begin with but we expect them to grow
rapidly over time - so, if you don't see what you seek, keep looking - and contact us for any special
All information relates to the specific individual and/or family shown
and and does not necessarily relate to other individuals or families with the
Whilst every effort is made to ensure that information is as
accurate as possible, as in all genealogical research, users should satisfy
themselves as to its accuracy.
We do not knowingly include information relating
to living individuals.