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

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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.

Yoxall village local history books

If your interest is in Yoxall village itself, several local historians got together to produce a book – Life in Yoxall 1900 to 1922.(ISBN 978-1-78926-096-0), 137 pages. Launched in 2018 to coincide with the period around World War One and to show the impact of the war on the village and includes a full record of those who went to war.

Shirley Fisher has also produced a very well researched social history of the village and hamlets of Yoxall, 264 pages, called Edge of the National Forest, (ISBN 978-0-9567861-7-3).

What’s new in January 2020

From little acorns grow giant oak trees
A few months ago I received an email from Judith in Australia to thank me for information on the ancestors of her Sarah YOXALL, b.c.1753, spouse of Thomas BASFORD b.c.1756. Her ancestor, Samuel BASFORD, was a son of Thomas & Sarah. But all I had for Thomas & Sarah was one child Hannah, who died as an infant.  And so, from that little acorn, with the help of Judith, and quite a few other people may I add, there are now more than 350 descendants for this YOXALL branch of the Abraham YOXALL & Mary SHENTON line. And this branch is not yet complete. 

YOXALL line updates
The London line – Richard YOXALL b.c. 1734 & Sarah UNKNOWN b.c. 1738
Possible London line link – John YOXALL b.c. 1791 & Sarah WOODGER b.c. 1799
Cheshire line Peter YOXALL b.c.1776 & Sarah COPE b.c. 1775
Following updates of the above 3 YOXALL lines, I now expect every living YOXALL descendant to link to one of the existing lines.  If you can’t find which YOXALL line you belong to, send me an email and I will tell you.

I have also updated my website Pie Chart which shows visually the various YOXALL lines and the number of YOXALL in each line, which can be accessed directly from this link:

Complete details of all the YOXALL lines, and the earliest ancestor for each line, can be accessed directly from this link:

Just 3 YOXALL lines now account for 74.5 % of all YOXALL and the top 10 YOXALL lines account for 99.5% of all YOXALL.
There is little doubt many of the top 10 YOXALL lines will merge with each other lines if, or when, other sources are found.

Female YOXALL lines
Hundreds more female descendants have been added to the various YOXALL lines. This is also a work in progress project due to the scale of tracing all female YOXALL lines, especially those who married. But if anyone has a specific female YOXALL line they need help with tracing I am happy to help.

More than 2,000 sources and hundreds more images added. There are far too many updates to list individually, so please check out all your interests. Photos of deceased YOXALL ancestors are still urgently sought, to preserve for future generations.

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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