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Edwin or Edward Sutton

Edwin or Edward Sutton

Posted: 1181871337000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sutton, Raines, Wilkinson
Does anyone have any information on the Edwin (or possibly Edward) Sutton family from the Manchester area in England?
Edwin Sutton was born in May 1810, and died April 1857 in Bollington Cheshire England.
He married Sarah Wilkinson in Aug 1829. They had six children: my great-great-great-grandmother Lavinia Sutton was born May 1835.
She had sisters: Ann Sutton born about 1838, Emma Sutton born about Dec 1840, Ruth Sutton born about June 1843 and brothers Lawrence born about 1834 and Edwin or Edward Albert Sutton born Jul 1845. I have seen the father & brother called both Edwin and Edward on census records and other references. The father Edwin Sutton married Hannah Bradbury or Litton about 1849 after his first wife, Sarah, died. Edwin & Hannah Sutton had one daughter, Sarah Sutton, born about 1851.
My G-G-G-Grandmother Lavinia Sutton Raines emmigrated to the United States in about 1881 with her son, John Raines, my G-G-Grandfather. They finally settled in St. Louis, Missouri. Lavinia died in Aug 1900.

Re: Edwin or Edward Sutton

Posted: 1182000677000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sutton, Litton
It looks like Edward/Edwin's 2nd marriage in 1849 was to Hannah Litton. Hannah's parents were Gervas Litton and Sarah Hollins (IGI Marriage: 05 Dec 1802 - Norton In The Moors, Stafford, England). Gervas/Gervis was born in Cheadle, Staffordshire in 1779 (IGI Christening: 25 Jun 1779 - Cheadle, Stafford, England / Father: Gervis Litton / Mother: Jane Cooper). In 1841 Gervas is a school master in Bollington.

To get further back with Edward/Edwin Sutton it might be useful to order the marriage certificate to Hannah Litton:

Name: Edward Sutton
Year of Registration: 1849
Quarter of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec
District: Ashton Under Lyne
County: Cheshire
Volume: 20
Page: 10

The marriage certificate should give the name and profession of Edward/Edwin's father. You can order the certificate online at:
It will cost 7.00 UK pounds and take a few days to arrive.

You could also try getting in touch with Macclesfield Library (Address: Jordangate, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK10 1EE / Tel: 01625 422512 / Fax: 01625 612818 / Email: as they hold the following parish records for Bollington:

Bollington, St. Gregory – Catholic Church
Baptisms Mar 1834 – Sep 1867
Marriages Nov 1835 – Nov 1836
Nov 1856 – Nov 1927
Burials July 1836 – Nov 1927

Bollington, St. John the Baptist
Bishop’s Transcripts 1841 – 1893

Bollington, Grimshaw Lane New Connexion Chapel
Baptisms 1889 - 1956

Bollington, High Street Primitive Methodist Chapel
Marriages 1901 - 1950

Bollington, Wellington Road Wesleyan Methodist Chapel
Baptisms 1841 - 1923


Re: Edwin or Edward Sutton

Posted: 1182141256000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Sutton, Raines
Hello Robin

Thanks for your answer on Edwin/Edward Sutton.
Also for the libraty information.
It will come in handy for looking up other family members.

Karen Walker
St. Louis, Missouri USA
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