LEWIN AND LEWIN-PUTTERILL OF TUR LANGTON, LEICESTERSHIRE AND WINKBURN AND SOUTHWELL, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE, ENGLAND

William LEWIN-PUTTERILL married Mary NOTON on the 3rd February 1820 by licence in the Winkburn Parish Church, Winkburn near Southwell, Nottinghamshire, England.

William and Mary had eight children, seven sons and one daughter. The families stayed mostly in the Southwell area and are still present in the area today. The families used the surname LEWIN-PUTTERILL until the early 1900s when it became just LEWIN.

John LEWIN-PUTTERILL born 1820 Married 1st Charlotte HARRISON. Marr 2nd Ann ? No known children
Thomas LEWIN-PUTTERILL born 1821 Married Mary RADCLIFF 2 sons, 2 daughters
William LEWIN-PUTTERILL born 1824 Married Mary FINES at Southwell Minster 3 sons, 3 daughters
Edward LEWIN-PUTTERILL born 1826 Married Anne JOHNSON at Winkburn No known children
George LEWIN-PUTTERILL born 1826 Married Louisa NICHOLSON 3 sons, 7 daughters
Ann LEWIN-PUTTERILL born 1829 Died 1858 Unmarried -
Henry LEWIN-PUTTERILL born 1831 Living Derbyshire 1881. Nothing more is known. -

After the death of Mary NOTON in 1835, William LEWIN-PUTTERILL married Harriett CATLIFF at Southwell Minster on 8 December 1836.

Where did William come from and why the double-barrelled name? After almost 20 years of research a chance comment by someone at the Leicestershire Archives led to the Bishops Transcripts for Tur Langton where he appears as William PUTTERILL son of William PUTTERILL and Catherine nee LEWIN. William had six sisters so he possibly took both surnames to stop the LEWIN name dying out!

With the advent of on-line census searching thanks to Ancestry.co.uk and a very good friend we may have found William and Harriet in the 1851 census.

Wendling, Norfolk (HO107/1825)

At an illegible property between Abbey Farm and Hennings Hall there is in residence

William LEWIN Head Marr Farmer - Steward of 100 acres employing 5 labs Bn Northampton ???
Harriet LEWIN Wife Marr - Bn Hint ? Nottingham
Robert MURREL Servant Unmarr Farm Servant Bn Hingham, Norfolk

A cousin has found in the 1861 census: -
William Lewin 59 born Langton Leics, living at Hendon Middlesex, Under Gardener Domestic.
Harriet Lewin 59 born Redford (Retford) Notts., living at Hendon Middlesex.
The Ecclesiastical parish for both is Mill Hill St. Paul.
The ages do not tally with the previous information, but they hardly ever do !!

PUTTERILL is an English metonymic occupation name for someone responsible for keeping horses or nickname for a frisky high-spirited person. "Pullus-young animal". A family called POUTREL or POWDRILL held the Manor of Thrumpton Nottingham from the time of the Doomsday Book until 1604 when it was confiscated in view of the family's well-known Catholic sympathies. Members of the family then moved to West Hallan, Derby. But the direct line died out in 1666. The name had also spread in Leicestershire and Lincolnshire by the early 14th century and is still found mainly in this region. (Hank & Hodges Surname Dictionary.)

In November 2016 I received an email from a DNA match cousin, Anne in Lincolnshire.  These are her findings on the Lewin Putterill's.

LEWIN   and PUTTERILL

The family originated from a group of villages known as The Langtons in south east Leicestershire close to market Harborough. These were Tur Langton, Church Langton, East Langton and Thorpe Langton. This was and still is a very picturesque agricultural area. The information recorded here was obtained from Parish records held in Leicester City archives.

Thomas Putterill m. Elizabeth Darlow 6th April 1735 in Stanton Wyville Church. They lived in Tur Langton and baptised 6 children.

Mary 1745, Thomas 1748, Darraty 1752, twins William and John 1760, and Catherine 1763.

William Putterill m. Catherine Lewin 4th Feb.1783 in Tur Langton.

They baptised 2 children, Dorcas 1794 and William Lewin 1796.

Father William is recordrd in the paid up Duties for apprenticeships on 19th Oct.1785, paid to cordwainer Thomas Adkins in Tur Langton.

William Lewin Putterill born 1796 was an ambitious young man and he travelled some 50 miles to the north into Nottinghamshire, a much wealthier area with better employment prospects.

He married Mary Noton by licence on 1st Feb. 1820 in Winkburn Church near to Southwell. He is recordred as being a servingman. Witnesses were Thomas Maltby and Phoebe Noton, brides sister.

They baptised 6 children in Winkburn. John 1820, Thomas 1821, William 1824, George 1826, Ann 1829, and Henry 1831. Wife Mary died in 1835 and William remarried, Harriet Catliffe aged 40, on 1st Dec. 1836 in Winkburn.

In the 1841 Census for Winkburn, Nottinghamshire. William and Harriet Lewin are living with children Henry George and Ann, He is described as a farm steward.

1851 census for Wendling, Norfolk, William and Harriet Lewin are living in a farm house ,he is chief farm steward in charge of 100 acres and 5 men.

1861 Census. William and Harriet have moved to Mill Hill,Hendon, Middlesex where William is employed as an under gardener. He is now 65 years old.

William died aged 70 in Hendon in October 1866.

1871 census for Harriet can not be found.

1881 Cenus in April ,Harriet aged 81 is employed in a haberdashery shop,and is living as a lodger at 6 St Mary’s Terrace, Stonebridge, Willesden, Middlesex.

Harriet Lewin died in July 1881 in Hendon. William and Harriet dispensed with the surname Putterill after their Marriage in 1836.

THE LEWIN FAMILY.

Edward Lewin and Susanna of Tur Langton, Leicestershire, baptised their son Thomas in 1711.

Thomas Lewin married Ann Perkins on 1st Nov. 1732 in Tur Langton.

Son Thomas was baptised in 1734.

Young Thomas married Ann Field, daughter of Robert Field in Tur Langton on 20th April 1758. They baptised 5 children, Mary 1758, Catherine 1760, Robert Field 1763, Ann 1767, and Thomas 1769.

Catherine Lewin married William Putterill, cordwainer in Tur Langton on 4th Feb. 1783. Their son William Lewin Putterill my 3rd Great Grandfather is recorded above.

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