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last update 19 December 2002

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To help you to see if a share of the "fortune" belonged to you, here is an index of surnames other than WHITWORTH which appear in the tree below:-

ADSHEAD ANDREW  BENNISON BURGESS  CARTER CARTLEDGE CHADWICK  COMPTON  CRANDALL COWPER DUNN FELLOWS  FERGUSON GARSIDE HARGREAVES HARDY HARROP HEADDOCK HIGHAM HOWARD JACKSON KING KNOTT LAWTON LEECH MAKIN MITCHELL MORETON MORRELL MOSS NEWTON NUTALL O'NEILL SABINE SCHOFIELD SCOTT SELBY SHAW SHIRT SIMCOCKS  Smallwood SMITH  STAFFORD  TAYLOR  WALLS WHITTAKER 

The explanation of how the shareout was arranged was given in a  letter from the solicitors dated December 1978 and the tree below is based upon this.  The letter went on to say 
"We invite you as a claimant under the estate herein to prove your entitlement to participate in the distribution of the estate.  What this means is that you have to prove that you are entitled under the Will or intestacy of those persons named above ( ie the people highlighted below)  From our researches into this family we have already in our possession certain copy Probates and can assist in proving who is entitled but where any person has died and no Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration has been obtained, it will be necessary for some person to obtain a grant in order that the necessary share of this estate can be paid to the lawful personal Representative and for such Personal representative to distribute accordingly to the persons entitled to that share of this estate.
We apologise of the last paragraph appears complicated, but in fact it is not, but it is necessary to ensure that the persons claiming are in fact legally entitled to a share of the estate"

The colour coding shows 

Samuel Whitworth's family
the six siblings of Samuel WHITWORTH
children from the next generation who predeceased Samuel and left no issue who survived Samuel
children from the next generation who were entitled to a share
children from the second generation who were entitled to a share of a share

and here is the tree with the shares indicated ...

1  Mary SHAW -1888 + Thomas ADSHEAD***[SHARE = 1/6]   
    2  Samuel ADSHEAD 1834 1907 +Alice Tipping ***SHARE= [1/3 of 1/6]
        3  Thomas ADSHEAD 1855- +Susanna     
        3  George ADSHEAD 1856- +Mary Anne HENSHAW abt 1855-
              4  Esther Ann ADSHEAD abt 18851966 +? CARTER       
        3  Mary ADSHEAD 1858-
        3  John ADSHEAD 1860- +Alice GARSIDE abt 1866-
              4  Herbert ADSHEAD abt 1885-
              4  Florence ADSHEAD abt 1887-
        3  Sarah ADSHEAD 1861- + Samuel LAWTON           
        3  Martha Ann ADSHEAD 18621917 +William H
EADDOCK 

  
Martha Ann ADSHEAD (right) 
with
her husband William Headdock & one of their daughters, Mary Alice (Polly) 

        3  Charles ADSHEAD 18661890 +Clara CARTLEDGE        
              4  Percy ADSHEAD - 1965
              4  Ethel ADSHEAD
        3  Allen ADSHEAD 1869-1898
        3  Herbert ADSHEAD 1870 -
        3  Alice Ann ADSHEAD 18751942 +unknown      
              4  Henry 
              4  Hilda   
              4  Alice    
              4  Elsie    
              4  Connie
              4  Lily           
         3  Jane Ann ADSHEAD 1878 - +Jonothon HIGHAM          
              4  Frank HIGHAM
      2    Thomas ADSHEAD 18371888 + Susanna 
***SHARE= [1/3 of 1/6]       
            3  Percy ADSHEAD
***SHARE= [1/4 of 1/3 of 1/6]  
            3  Harriet ADSHEAD
***SHARE= [1/4 of 1/3 of 1/6]        
            3  John T ADSHEAD 1857-1943
***SHARE= [1/4 of 1/3 of 1/6]  
            3  Lily ADSHEAD 1860- + ? SCOTT
***SHARE= [1/4 of 1/3 of 1/6]       
      2    Allen ADSHEAD 1842-1867***SHARE= [1/3 of 1/6]  
1  John WHITWORTH 1817 - Abt 1860  + Eliza Smallwood  ***[SHARE = 1/6]
     2   Hannah WHITWORTH 1838 -
predeceased the testator & left no issue who survived the testator-
     2   Ellen WHITWORTH 1839 - predeceased the testator & left no issue who survived the testator-
     2   Eliza WHITWORTH 1842 - + John ANDREW  ***[SHARE = 1/6]         
          3   James ANDREW 
***SHARE= [1/11 of 1/6]
               4   John ANDREW  
               4   James ANDREW 
               4   Hannah ANDREW           
               4   Amelia ANDREW           
          3   John ANDREW  ***SHARE= [1/11 of 1/6]          
               4   John ANDREW  
               4   Annie ANDREW
          3   Hannah ANDREW+Mr NEWTON ***[SHARE= 1/11 of 1/6]           
               4   Harry NEWTON 
               4   Hester NEWTON           
          3   Helen ANDREW ***SHARE= [1/11 of 1/6] 
               4   Gilbert
               4   Edward           
               4   Alice    
               4   Thomas          
          3   Martha ANDREW ***SHARE= [1/11 of 1/6]           
               4   Alice    
          3   Eliza ANDREW ***[SHARE= 1/11 of 1/6]           
               4   Margaret        
               4   Edith  
               4   Minnie
               4   Ida      
               4   Ruth   
          3   Sarah ANDREW ***SHARE= [1/11 of 1/6]
               4   Doris   
          3   Eli ANDREW   ***SHARE= [1/11 of 1/6]        
          3   Harry ANDREW ***[SHARE= 1/11 of 1/6] 
               4   Albert ANDREW
               4   Ruth ANDREW  
          3   Ruth ANDREW  ***[SHARE= 1/11 of 1/6]         
          3   Nicholas ANDREW ***[SHARE= 1/11 of 1/6]       
               4   Nicholas ANDREW           
               4   John ANDREW  
     2   John WHITWORTH 1844 -
- predeceased the testator & left no issue who survived the testator-
     2   Edwin WHITWORTH 1846 -
- predeceased the testator & left no issue who survived the testator-
     2   Ruth WHITWORTH 1847 -
- predeceased the testator & left no issue who survived the testator-
     2   William WHITWORTH 1857 -
- predeceased the testator & left no issue who survived the testator-
      2   Isaiah WHITWORTH 1860 -
- predeceased the testator & left no issue who survived the testator-
1  Adam WHITWORTH 1819 - Abt 1904 +Mary Jane CHADWICK ***[SHARE = 1/6]
     2   John WHITWORTH 1842 - +Mary Anne
- predeceased the testator & left no issue who survived the testator-
          3   William WHITWORTH 1858 -
          3   Sarah Ellen WHITWORTH 1860 -
          3   Harriet WHITWORTH 1863 -
          3   Elizabeth WHITWORTH 1866 -
     2   James WHITWORTH 1844 -
- predeceased the testator & left no issue who survived the testator-
     2   Edward WHITWORTH 1845 1902 + Mary Jane LEECH ***[SHARE = 1/6]
          3   Samuel WHITWORTH  - 1881
          3   Jane WHITWORTH Abt 1865 - 1867
          3   Adam WHITWORTH Abt 1868m Sarah BARKER ***[SHARE = 1/7 of 1/6
               4 Thomas WHITWORTH 1893 - 1894
               4 Adam (Addy) WHITWORTH 1896 m Ada Alice WALKER
                     5  Alice WALKER 1920 -
                     5 Reginald WALKER 1926 - 2002

          3   Joseph WHITWORTH 1869 - 1949 ***[SHARE = 1/7 of 1/6]
               4   Annie WHITWORTH + Mr Harrison    
               4   Edward WHITWORTH     
          3   Martha Ann WHITWORTH Abt 1871 - 1872
          3   Violet Ann WHITWORTH 18731955+George Harry SCHOFIELD***[SHARE = 1/7 of 1/6]        
               4   George Leslie SCHOFIELD1899 -
          3   Lily WHITWORTH 1875 - + George MORETON***[SHARE = 1/7 of 1/6]         
               4   Edward MORETON         
               4   Noel MORETON 
                    5   Evelyn MORETON         
               4   Leslie MORETON           
               4   Violet MORETON         
                    5   Gordon           
                    5   Barbara + Mr HARDY  
               4   Adam MORETON         
          3   Edward WHITWORTH1880 1928 +Margaret Ann BULLOUGH ***[SHARE = 1/7 of 1/6]
               4   Sidney WHITWORTH     
               4   John Edward WHITWORTH 1901 - 1991+Emma BEESLEY          
                    5   Edward Sidney WHITWORTH 1932 +Brenda Olive GRIFFITH
                         6   Antony John WHITWORTH 1957 +Denise BROWN
                              7   Matthew Paul WHITWORTH 1988 -
                              7   Samantha Jade WHITWORTH 1989 -
                         6   Mark Edward WHITWORTH 1960 -
                         6   Amanda WHITWORTH 1963 - 1963
                    5   John Anthony WHITWORTH 1934 -
               4   Dorothy Crystal WHITWORTH 19041990 +Raymond HULME
          3   Bertha WHITWORTH 1882 - 1923+Mr JACKSON ***[SHARE = 1/7 of 1/6]         
               4   Gladys Annette JACKSON 1912 -+Harry MORRELL           
          3   Florence WHITWORTH 1886 - 1968+Mr SMITH ***[SHARE = 1/7 of 1/6]
               4   Charles SMITH
               4   Florie SMITH
               4   Marion SMITH 
     2   Mary Jane WHITWORTH 1851  -
- predeceased the testator & left no issue who survived the testator-
     2   Violet Ann WHITWORTH 1857
- predeceased the testator & left no issue who survived the testator-

1  Samuel WHITWORTH 1821 1904+ Mary Swift
     2   John WHITWORTH 1844 - 1886
     2   Elizabeth WHITWORTH 1849 - 1931+Joseph Hilton 
          3   Amy Hilton 1875 1962 +Arthur Wray   


1  James WHITWORTH 1823 - 1902+Sarah Ann Hilton
***[SHARE = 1/6]
Solicitor's letter dated December 1978 - states that "issue of James WHITWORTH not ascertained"     
     2   Mary WHITWORTH1847- +James TAYLOR 
          3   George TAYLOR
          3   Arnold TAYLOR 
          3   Mary TAYLOR 
          3   Ethel TAYLOR - 1968
          3   Eleanor TAYLOR
          3   Edith TAYLOR 
     2   Joshua WHITWORTH1848 - 1913+Jane SHIRT   
          3   Albert WHITWORTH - INFANT
          3   Lees WHITWORTH - INFANT
          3   Reginald WHITWORTH- 1952+J BENNISON      
               4   Jean WHITWORTH+William MAKIN   
               4   Reginald WHITWORTH 1929 - 1973+Edna Buckley           
                    5   Edna Valery WHITWORTH     
                    5   Elizabeth Sonia WHITWORTH     
          3   Annie WHITWORTH +Mr HARGREAVES     
          3   Clara WHITWORTH - 1915
          3   Hilda WHITWORTH - 1970+JF NUTALL 
          3   Amy WHITWORTH 1874 1961+Arthur Thomas SABINE 
               4   Reginald SABINE 1898 - 1917
               4   Thomas SABINE 1898 - 1898
               4   Margaret SABINE1906 -+James E MITCHELL         
                    5   Jill Sabine MITCHELL +A.S.S. CAIRNS
     2   John WHITWORTH 1850 - 1905+Eliza COWPER
          3   Leonard WHITWORTH     
          3   Ethel Cowper WHITWORTH 1882 +Robert T HOWARD           
          3   Herbert John WHITWORTH 1885 - 1935
          3   Frank WHITWORTH 1888 -
     2   Joseph WHITWORTH 1853 -
     2   Ernest WHITWORTH 1856 -
     2   William Henry WHITWORTH 1859 - 1928+Annie Cook MOSS      
          3   Marion WHITWORTH 1888 - 1973+Wilfred HARROP
               4   Frank HARROP  
               4   John HARROP   
               4   Margaret HARROP + Mr KING    
          3   Wilfred WHITWORTH 1891 - 1944+Winifred LINDLEY      
               4   William WHITWORTH     
               4   John WHITWORTH     
               4   Lindley WHITWORTH     
     2   Bertha WHITWORTH  Abt 1864 - 1920+Mr WALLS   
          3   Ruth WALLS   
          3   Annie WALLS+Mr FELLOWS
1  William WHITWORTH 1826 - 1896+Betty Fish
***[SHARE = 1/6]
     2   Isaiah WHITWORTH 1849 - 1922+Alice Ann Hilton***[SHARE = 1/10 of 1/6]     
          3   Arthur WHITWORTH 1877 -
          3   Gertrude WHITWORTH 1881 - +David FERGUSON        
               4   David FERGUSON        
               4   Alice FERGUSON
               4   Elsie FERGUSON  
          3  Percy WHITWORTH 1891


Gertrude WHITWORTH
Isaiah WHITWORTH David FERGUSON Alice Ann HILTON 


     2   Sarah WHITWORTH 1852 ***[SHARE = 1/10 of 1/6]  
     2   Ann WHITWORTH 1854 -+William SHAW ***[SHARE = 1/10 of 1/6]            
          3   Harry SHAW
               4   Vera SHAW
          3   Florrie SHAW+Mr Settle  
               4   Agnes Settle   
          3   Agnes SHAW+Percy STAFFORD          
               4   Graham STAFFORD+Alice
                    5   Keith STAFFORD
                    5   Eric STAFFORD   
                    5   Christine STAFFORD          
               4   Eric STAFFORD   
               4   Geraldine STAFFORD          
     2   Annis WHITWORTH 1855- +William KNOTT***[SHARE = 1/10 of 1/6]  
          3   Harold KNOTT
          3   Louis  KNOTT
     2   Samuel WHITWORTH 1857 +Mary Ann Murphy***[SHARE = 1/10 of 1/6]          
          3   Joseph WHITWORTH     
          3   Willie WHITWORTH +Elizabeth Lillian 
               4   Mary DUNN     
          3   Samuel WHITWORTH     
          3   Russell WHITWORTH     
          3   Jane WHITWORTH     
          3   Doreen WHITWORTH     
          3   Minnie WHITWORTH+Charles W CRANDALL          
               4   Charles Richard CRANDALL          
               4   Robert S CRANDALL          
               4   Harold W CRANDALL          
               4   Carl W CRANDALL          
     2   Susannah WHITWORTH 1859 - INFANT
     2   Elizabeth WHITWORTH 1860 - INFANT
     2   Elizabeth WHITWORTH 1862 - 1951
***[SHARE = 1/10 of 1/6]  
     2   Ellen WHITWORTH 1864 - 1929 ***[SHARE = 1/10 of 1/6]  
     2   Ada WHITWORTH Abt 1867 - 1950+William HOWARD
***[SHARE = 1/10 of 1/6]             
          3   Ethel HOWARD
          3   Sydney HOWARD
               4   Jeffrey HOWARD
               4   Margaret HOWARD           
          3   May HOWARD
               4   Sydney
               4   Arthur
               4   Fred    
               4   Frank  
               4   John    
          3   William HOWARD
     2   Jane Agnes WHITWORTH 1868 - 1954 ***[SHARE = 1/10 of 1/6]  
     2   William Henry WHITWORTH 1871 - 1919+Beatrice Eliza MYERS ***[SHARE = 1/10 of 1/6]   
          3   Doris Mary WHITWORTH 1900 -
          3   Arthur WHITWORTH 1902 -
          3   Amy WHITWORTH 1905 -
          3   Sydney WHITWORTH 1908 -
          3   Frank WHITWORTH 1910 -
          3   Marion WHITWORTH 1910 - 1989+Kenneth PORTER          
               4   Margaret Mary PORTER 1944 +David MOORE
                    5   Roger Nicholas MOORE 1977 -
          3   William WHITWORTH 1914- 1996 +Marian TAYLOR
               4   Lesley WHITWORTH 1948 -+Bruce BLANCHARD       
               4   John WHITWORTH 1950 +Andrea DAVIES 
1  Thomas WHITWORTH1830 - Abt 1900+Martha
***[SHARE = 1/6]
Solicitor's letter dated December 1978 - states that "issue of Thomas WHITWORTH not ascertained"
     2   Bertha WHITWORTH+Mr WHITTAKER    
          3   Jessie WHITTAKER       
          3   Daughter WHITTAKER+Mr O'NEILL
     2   Thomas WHITWORTH 1848 - 1907
          3   Mary WHITWORTH     
          3   Eliza WHITWORTH     
          3   William WHITWORTH     
          3   Percy WHITWORTH     
          3   Arthur WHITWORTH     
          3   Reginald WHITWORTH     
          3   Ernest WHITWORTH     
          3   Clara WHITWORTH     
          3   Lizzie WHITWORTH     
          3   Gertrude WHITWORTH     
     2   Mary Ann WHITWORTH 1851 -Mr BURGESS          
          3   Arnold BURGESS
     2   Emma WHITWORTH 1854 +Mr SELBY   
          3   Alice SELBY   
          3   Florie SELBY     
          3   Annie SELBY    
          3   Nellie SELBY     
          3   Lily SELBY   
     2   William Henry WHITWORTH 1860 - 1914+Hannah TOWNSEND
          3   Rupert WHITWORTH     
               4   Rupert WHITWORTH     
          3   Ethel WHITWORTH- 1969
               4   Alice WHITWORTH+Mr SIMCOCKS      
          3   George WHITWORTH     
          3   Bertha WHITWORTH     
          3   Reginald WHITWORTH     
          3   Alice WHITWORTH 1884 - 1963
          3   Caroline WHITWORTH 1899 -
     2   Ellen WHITWORTH 1865 - +Mr COMPTON       
          3   Harry COMPTON       
          3   Percy COMPTON       
     2   Arthur WHITWORTH 1870 -

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