1 Thomas Huckell
b. c. 1635
The Warwickshire to Susquehanna Project
Since 2000 we have been working to connect the family
line in England to generations prior to Thomas Huckell who emigrated to
Pennsylvania in 1795. Below is the family line in Warwickshire that we believe
may have been his ancestors. Due to missing baptismal records for Thomas
and his brothers, the link remains less than 100% certain. This is the presumed family tree from Thomas and before.
The Huckell family name was found in Warwickshire from the mid-1600s until about
1800. They had a very strong presence in the southern part of the county,
notably in Stratford and the parish of Binton, just a couple of miles to
the west. They were farmers (with land in Binton) and tradesmen (in Stratford) and appear in a number of documents.
However the family began to move north from the Binton area in the mid-1750s
and moved intitially into the area around Wolston, east of Coventry
(but still on the Avon River). By 1775 the family had moved into Coventry
and Birmingham. It was from there that the bulk of the family left for Pennsylvania
after 1793. Why the initial moves were made from the Startford/Binton area
to the north and the subsequent departure for America remains unknown.
The family did hold property and some important church positions in Warwickshire,
but left that for a life in the pioneer wilderness. The departure was so
complete that by the time of the 1851 census there were no Huckells at all
in the county.
To follow the direct line follow the large green names from 1 Thomas to 2 Benjamin to 3 John to 4 Thomas.
Of, Binton, Warwick, England d. 26
Oct 1680 Binton, Warwick, England
m. c. 1660 Binton,Warwickshire,England Anne ?
m. c. 1660 Mary ? b. c. 1639
This is as far back as
we back we can push this line, so far. Thomas s spent his whole
life in Binton and had about 10 children. The one we care about the most
2 Thomas Huckell b. c. 1659 d. 28 Mar 1690 Binton, Warwick,
3 Thomas Huckell
b. _____ d. 1741
m. 1728 St. Michael's, Coventry,
England Mary Ash d. Dec 1756
According to a biographer of his son John,
only two of his children survived infancy. They were John and Martha.
Thomas was " a tradesman of some property,
residing in Stratford". He served as
mayor of Stratford in 1735-36.
4 John Huckell b.
d. Sept 12 1771 Isleworth,Middlesex, England
is the poet ("among the minor bards of Warwickshire")and
clergyman. We know that he grew up in
Stratford, attended the Free Grammar School there before moving on to
He left Oxford in
1751 and in
1758 his 78 page poem Avon
was published. On April 2 1763 he was appointed
Vicar of Wolston (St. Margaret's Church) a post he held until February
5 1768. He then went on to become curate
in the Hounslow parish in Middlesex,
near present-day Heathrow airport. Although he inherited land
his father in 1746 there was no property in his will. He had no known wife or children.
4 Thomas Huckell b.
4 Martha Huckell
b. ABT. 1736
is reputed to be the 5th child in the family (of six) in an 1813 brief
biography of her brother John. She and John
were the only children to survive infancy. She never married and
mother until her mother'ss
death. After that she moved to
Evesham and lived with her aunt Elizabeth (Huckell) Dunn and died in
some years later.
4 Joseph Huckell b.
4 William Huckell b.
4 ? Huckell
3 Elizabeth Huckell
b. ABT. 1712 Of, Stratford
On Avon, Warwick, England
m. 24 Feb 1732/33 Holy Trinity,
Stratford On Avon, England Thomas Dunn b. ABT. 1708 Of, Stratford
On Avon, Warwick, England
Elizabeth lived in Evesham, Worcester, not
far from Stratford.
2 John Huckell
b. c. 1662
Of, Binton, Warwick, England d. 16 Aug 1746 Binton, Warwick, England
m. 11 Nov 1730 Stratford On Avon, Warwick,
England Phoebe Badger d. Dec 1756
was also in Binton throughout his life. However from his will we saw
that he owned land in other nearby areas including Welford and Shottery
(a district of Stratford). He died childless, and his will
of 1745 provides a detailed list of Huckell
relatives in the area. He served as mayor of Stratford on two
seperate occasions in 1713-14 and again in 1728-29. His father-in-law
Thomas Badger also
served as mayor in 1715-16 and 1730-31.
2 Rebecca Huckell b. c. 1664 Binton, Warwick, England d.
21 Dec 1735
m. 31 Oct 1685 Binton, Warwick, England
3 Thomas Walford b. ABT. 1686 d. 26 Mar
1736 Binton, Warwick, England
3 John Walford b. ABT. 1688 d. 12 Aug
3 William Walford b. ABT. 1689 d. 28
3 Anne Walford b. ABT. 1691
3 Samuel Walford b. ABT. 1695 d. 24 Feb
3 Mary Walford b. ABT. 1697
3 John Walford b. ABT. 1700 d. 15 May
2 Bartholomew Huckell b. c. 1671
2 Samuel Huckell b. c. 1672 d. 2 Mar 1695/96 Binton, Warwick,
2 Elizabeth Huckell b. c. 1675
2 Anne Huckell b. c. 1676
m. 10 Sep 1697 All Saints, Evesham, Worcester,
England William Gower b. ABT. 1660 Inkberrow, Worcester, England
2 William Huckell b. c. 1678 d. 1 Sep 1682 Binton, Warwick,
2 Benjamin Huckell b.
d. bef 1746
m. Anne ?
The oldest Benjamin Huckell found so far.
He was a lay church official in 1714 in Binton and owned land in the parish.
John Huckell b. c. 1723
m. Elizabeth ?
Huckell was born in Binton, inherited land from his great uncle John
(1662-1746). However he seems to have raised his family
in Wolston, further up the river. He was still there in 1774 and
buried in the Wolston parish
4 Thomas Huckell b. c. 1750
d. 1798 Forksville, Pennsylvania
26, 1775 Birmingham Sarah Ann Sanders b. 1756 England d. 1825
Ann Sanders b. 1756 England d. 1825 Pennsylvania
was the Huckell who moved to the Loyalsock area in Pennsylvania 1795.
We have no baptismal record for him, or his brothers Joseph
or John who accompanied him on that trip. We have very
little information on Thomas, other than that he was
a tradesman However our fragmentary records place the family in
and Wolston, but at no ther location.
4 John Huckell
b. Feb 14 1753 Northamptonshire, England d. March 3 1847 Muncy, Pennsylvania,
1 1775 Aston Cantlow, Warwick, England Mary Checketts d.
may have been the first to arrive in PA, as early as 1793 and lived in
Hillsgrove. He later moved to Muncy. The local history indicates that
he had daughters who died around the same time as his
wife. There may also have been a son, reputedly in
the British navy, who
died on board ship while sailing to America to join his father after
deaths of his mother and sisters.
4 Joseph Huckell
b. c. 1759 d. c. Mar 4 1845 Hillsgrove Twp., Sullivan Co., PA
was the only brother to marry in the US. He arrived in 1795 and took up
land in Hillsgrove near his brother John. In 1805 he took over his
brother John's Hillsgrove properties and ran a farm
and sawmill. They
had one child, Benjamin, who took over the family farm in
lived there until his death in 1884. It is from this branch that
the "other" Huckell researchers hail from
and Kitty Scharf). Through the Little family name, this branch still
dominates the lumber trade in the area.
b. c. 1760 baptised in Wolston,Warwickshire
4 Ann Huckel
b. c. 1760 baptised in Wolston,Warwickshire
28 1784 Ryton On Dunsmore, Warwick, England William Copson
Ann is the only Huckell known to have stayed behind
. She and Elizabeth may have
4 Mary Huckell b. c.
1761 baptised in Wolston,Warwickshire
3 Anne Huckell b. c. 1723