THE CHATTWOOD FAMILY
This is a summary of my Chattwood/Chatwood ancestors. For the most part I have spelt the name as 'Chattwood' partly because this is the variant I came across first, and also the variant that my own line of Chattwoods seem to have settled on. As we might expect even in the 1800s the spelling was very fluid and both spellings were often used used by the same person within their lifetime. In later years different branches of the family settled on one spelling or the other. "Chetwood" is another variation.
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I have not been able to trace where they came from but it seems quite possible that that Edward at any rate came from Shropshire. If we look at the United Kingdom 1881 census for Chattwoods born in Lancashire we find that very many of them were born in Edenfield and have a proven descent from this couple. In fact I know of about 250 to 300 of their direct descendants who now live all over the world. Much of the information has come from other Chattwood researchers, which include Sue Powell who is especially interested in the Shropshire lines, Joan Merrill, Desley Lind in Australia, Leona Chatwood in the USA, Ina Stoeckli, and Mr JK Watson, as well as many other correspondents. For this reason I have not included information on later generations. Just the children and grandchildren of Edward and Hannah