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About the study
This is a one-name study of my maiden name Pilkington. The history of the name Pilkington is well recorded and goes back a long way. I shall eventually delve into that history.
My 2 x gt grandfather Robert Pilkington (1833-1905) was born in St. Helen's in Lancashire and came to Chesterton in North Staffordshire sometime between 1851 and 1859, presumably to find work in the coal mines. He married Elizabeth Henshall from Tunstall and I started out by researching the descendants of Robert and Elizabeth, who mostly lived in and around Chesterton. This has led me to finding other Pilkingtons who migrated to the area from Lancashire and I am trying to piece together some of these families. I am currently concentrating on the family of William and Charlotte Pilkington (Charlotte's maiden name was Pilkington), who came to Leek, Staffordshire from Manchester.
After that I intend to research the Lancashire Pilkingtons more fully, before spreading the net wider to find out about the name nationwide and eventually world-wide.
There is a great deal to do and a long journey ahead It is very early days, however, if you are also researching Pilkington I should be pleased to hear from you.