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About Pilkington One Name Study
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This is a one-name study of my maiden name Pilkington and has been registered with the Guild of  One-Name Studies. It is a large study; in the 1881 England Census there were 5442 records of the  name, predominantly in Lancashire.

The history of the name Pilkington is well recorded and goes back a long way. Lieu-Colonel John  Pilkington, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, London, wrote a comprehensive history entitled  'History of the Pilkington family of Lancashire and its branches, from 1066 to 1600'. A third  updated edition was published in 1912 and is made up of ancient deeds, charters, pipe rolls, de  banco rolls, final concords, wills and other authentic sources.

My interest and main research at the present time is threefold:

1)A thorough examination of John Pilkington's research in his 1912 publication will take me to  1600.There is much evidence of the aristocratic Pilkingtons in this recorded history. At the  present time I am merely collecting data from this source.In these early Pilkingtons I have  recorded the descent numbers used by Lieu-Colonel Pilkington for ease of use.

2) The world famous glass manufacturers, Pilkington Glass, are said to be descendents from the de  Pilkingtons.  Again, much has been recorded about this branch of the family, and I am still in  the process of data collecting.

There are occasions, particularly with information relating to the years between 1110 and 1660,  when I do not know the exact order in which the children were born, in particular when the  offspring are both sons and daughters.  In this event I have put the sons first, and the daughters  last, regardless of the order of birth.  
 3) 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.  I have thoroughly researched the  descendants of Robert and Elizabeth, who mostly lived in and around Chesterton.  This has led me  to finding other Pilkingtons, not of the same line, who migrated to the area from Lancashire and  I am currently piecing together some of these families.

In responding to queries and other interests in the name, I occasionally deviate, and there will  be families that are not as yet connected. 
 There is a great deal to do and a long journey ahead  This study is very much in its early days.  If you are also researching Pilkington I should be pleased to hear from you.

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