Joseph Bunting Thickett

Joseph was Ari’s 6x great-grandfather, born in 1765 in Ashover, Derbyshire, the son of Sarah Thickett.

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The River Amber near Ashover


On 30 December 1793, Joseph married Jane Frost in Wirksworth.

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Derbyshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932


The couple had nine children, and they were all given the last name Bunting, rather than Thickett. Maybe Bunting was Joseph’s father’s name?

The first child, Betty, died aged six, and the second, Joseph, died at eight months. I knew he had died before 1811, as there was another son given the name Joseph that year, but I have just discovered his burial, in something called a Burials Waste Book for the church at Old Brampton, Chesterfield. This book lists the position of each grave. For Joseph, buried on 7 May 1798, it says:

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Derbyshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812


On the page 10 referred to, which records burials in April 1796, we see:

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Derbyshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812


So now I think that these are possibly Sarah’s parents. To explore further!

We know that Joseph was a blacksmith from the marriage record of one of his sons, and they carried on the tradition. Sons William, John, Joseph and James were all blacksmiths, while Thomas became a wheelwright.

Joseph died in June 1823 and was buried at Wirksworth.

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Derbyshire, England, Church of England Burials, 1813-1991


Ari, this is how you are related to Joseph:

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#Ashover #Thickett #Cromford #Bunting #Wirksworth #Frost #Blacksmiths

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