A summary of my research to date can be found on my Profile page at the Guild of One Name Studies.

Distribution of YOXALL surname in UK in 1881

Map courtesy of Steve Archer software – http://www.archersoftware.co.uk/

Welcome to the YOXALL One-Name Study. My study evolved rather than started at a particular time. More by good luck I came across four people, Joan Gallagher, Peter Byford, David Perkins and Graham Caddick, all with extensive knowledge of the YOXALL surname. It soon became clear how localised the surname was. At this time the 1881 census was digitally available and I soon proved there were barely a dozen core YOXALL families. And so the One-Name study began, my role being the facilitator, one which I have continued after completion of my 1881 project thanks to these four people. Much of their original research was at County Offices and Local Libraries, not sat in front of a computer as we lucky people are today.

Person ID number
Every person in my Genealogy has their own unique number, a feature I have used to track and trace people across my website. The slide show in the sidebar includes a reference such as (id908). Selecting ‘Genealogy/Advanced Search/ Person ID’ and entering only the number 908, you will find details of George and any family.
For more details on using Person ID see ‘How to use this website’.
Also note that no personal details of living people, or those less than 100 years old and not known to be deceased, are shown on my website.

What’s new and updated in September 2021

GOONS Profile page
Many people aren’t aware of my Profile page on GOONS, which records a summary of my research, objective and a few details and photos of more famous or unusual YOXALL. This can be accessed by clicking the GOONS blue logo on my Homepage. Have a look, it makes interesting reading for newcomers to the surname.

Profile Page at the Guild

UPDATED – William YOXALL 1796-1876 & Julia CASEY 1809-1852
Thanks to Steven BICKNELL and several other researchers, this line has had another major update with hundreds of sources and photos added. To give a flavour of this line, which has now grown to 259 descendants, I have added a new Photology chart to help you find your way around.

Dozens of researchers have contributed to building a history of William & Julia, two people convicted of what are today regarded as petty offences, but both transported to Australia with no promise of a return. Yet they married, settled and created the line of descendants you see today. Many thanks to all those who gave their time and resources.

Brickwall broken at last – Elizabeth YOXALL, b.c.1799, daur of Thomas YOXALL & Ann MAINWARING
Having brought the line of William YOXALL & Julia CASEY up to date, I moved back a generation to see how my research was progressing with his other four siblings, Samuel, Richard, Hannah and Elizabeth. Pretty good for the first three siblings, but I had nothing at all for Elizabeth except a baptism, 2 Jun 1799, Warmingham, Cheshire, England. At the time of her baptism Elizabeth was living in Minshull Vernon, her birth date recorded as 20 April 1799.

My best guess, based on unmarried and still living Elizabeth YOXALL at that time, was a marriage to a Stephen CARTLEDGE, 4 Apr 1831, Manchester Cathedral, Manchester, Lancashire, England. But I could find no trace in the UK for either Elizabeth, Thomas or any descendants. To cut a long story short, the reason I couldn’t trace them is because they emigrated to the USA, 4 Jun 1831, settled there and raised a family of 4 children. Thanks to Cathy SECHRIST, I have now built the line for Stephen & Elizabeth in the USA, down to 1940 in many cases. Hopefully, other researchers will build on this USA line with memories and photos.

UPDATED John MERRILL b.c.1765 & Alice YOXALL b.c.1762, daur of Abraham YOXALL & Mary SHENTON.
The descendants of John MERRILL & Alice YOXALL have grown hugely in the last 3 months, thanks to yet more Ancestry trees and new original sources available. There are now more than 500 descendants of John & Alice and this line is not complete. If anyone can help with information and photos of deceased descendants, please let me know. Anyone researching the MERRILL surname may find relatives in this latest update.

For those unfamiliar with Alice YOXALL, she also had a son, William YOXALL, before she married John MERRILL. William YOXALL b.c.1782 married Mary KIRK.

UPDATED – GRO BMD Spreadsheet Indexes
All 3 Birth, Marriages and Deaths indexes updated to June 1920, with 95% to 98% of all BMDs now linked to a specific YOXALL line for GRO YOXALL between Sep 1837 and Sep 1921.

Pie Chart for all YOXALL lines and the number of YOXALL in each line, via this link
https://yoxall.one-name.net/all-lines-pie-chart/.  This is by far the most visual way to see instantly how the YOXALL surname is distributed across the various YOXALL lines.

Details of all the YOXALL lines, and the earliest ancestor for each line, via this link:

Just 3 YOXALL lines now account for 75% of all YOXALL and the top 10 YOXALL lines account for 99.5% of all YOXALL. With the addition of several hundred more YOXALL descendants, all of whom belong to an existing line, it is now clear that all YOXALL descendants today will belong to an existing line.

UPDATED – Female YOXALL lines
Hundreds more descendants have been added to the various female YOXALL lines. This is still a work in progress project due to the scale of tracing all female YOXALL lines, especially those who married.  

Can you help fill any gaps in female lines? Do you know of any female YOXALL lines that need bringing up to date? Let me know and I will tackle them as separate projects, working directly with you if that is helpful.

Living people
One area that is gathering pace is the unlocking of people on my website who are recorded as ‘Living’. Details are known to me but are not visible in order to comply with the Data Protection Act. Details, sources and images of hundreds more people are now visible.

Can you help unlock more details for those proven to be deceased? All I need is a source to prove a person is deceased. Have you any photos you would like to share with others of deceased ancestors?

Have you any memories or histories of your deceased YOXALL ancestors, a single family or a family line, that you would like to share with current and future generations? You don’t need to be an author, simply record what you know how you remember it, adding photos If you wish. Have a look at the examples other people have shared on my website.

Sir James Henry Yoxall 1857-1925

Laurence Sydney Yoxall 1901-1976

Richard Yoxall

Frederick Edward Yoxall 1824-1909

Family of George Eaton Yoxall & Elizabeth Tirza Farr 1850-1940

Family of Henry Houghton Yoxall & Elizabeth Smallwood – 1834-1912

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