Gary Sanders commented (Oct 23rd 2013)…
My father William Sanders, who is now in his seventies lost his father also William Sanders when he was a small boy, and grew up in Nottingham knowing very little about his Sanders family background except his Grandfather was a George Henry Sanders who ran a Grocery business in Bath Street and lived in an old thatched cottage somewhere off Derby Road. We have spent many hours, with very little success trying to piece together the Sanders of Ilkeston line. Now with your fantastic site we are able to show my father not only who his ancestors where, but what life in Ilkeston was like for them. We now turn to this site regularly to follow any updates on the “Sanders” of Ilkeston.
Admin replied (Oct 25 2013)…
Kelly’s Directory of 1912 mentions fruiterer George Henry Sanders of 159a Bath Street … I believe that this would place him at the bottom of Bath St., on the right hand side, (looking towards the Market Place), just before the junction with Manners Road. The same Directory also gives his (home?) address as 84 South St… at the Derby Road end of South Street, on the west side. There is a great photograph of this row of South St shops and cottages in ‘Ilkeston in the Thirties’, a series of photographs published (1994) by the Ilkeston and District Local History Society (of which I have no connection other than being a member). It shows the area about 1932/33.
I believe that George Henry was born in 1882, the son of market gardener William (the third) and his second wife Jane (nee Flint). He had at least one younger sister Lucy Ann Sanders, born in 1883.
As far as William the first is concerned, his father was gardener Joseph and he may have been the son of Joseph and Sarah (nee Wilcoxson) who were married in Risley in 1758 but then lived in Ilkeston where several other of their children were baptised. One of their daughters was Sophia Saunders/Sanders, born in 1758, who married into the Shepherd family which was living across the road on the east side of South St.
Andy Sanders asked (Apr 28th 2016) …
The Sanders family of South Street/Derby Road
I would love to get more information on William Sanders and the other Sanders family that occupied the thatched house on South Street / Derby Road Junction. These were my great, great great & great great great grandfathers father’s. They occupied the property for 130+ years but would love to hear more. Previous to the Sanders family occupying this house it was possibly called the Cross Keys Inn and before that the Sunn Inn. I believe the property could date back as far as the 16th century. The house was finally destroyed in 1933 and the family moved around the corner to 13 Moss Road. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Heidi Elbediwy commented (Mar 29th 2019)…
William Wheeldon and the Sanders family
Can I please ask if you know anymore about the William Wheeldons that you have responded to before, also are you able to go back any further on the Sanders family who were intermarried with the Wheeldons it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Heidi Elbediwy.
Dave replied …
I am not sure of the previous response you are referring to in your message.
William Wheeldon, baptised at St Mary’s Church on Feb 8th 1815 is found on early censuses living at Kimberley, Notts as a lacemaker, with his wife Mary (nee Birkin) whom he married , Jan 26th 1834, at the same church.
Looking at their children, it seems that the family also spent time in Stapleford, Notts, before moving back to Ilkeston, where they can be found on the 1861 census.
His first wife died in Oxford St, Ilkeston on Jul 19th 1863.
William then remarried, to widow, Elizabeth Herring (nee Fletcher) on May 16th 1864, again at St Mary’s Church.
William died in Oxford St, Ilkeston, on Mar 5th 1867, aged 52.
William, I believe, was the son of Samuel and Sarah (nee Hunt)
William and Mary’s first child, Amos Wheeldon, married Sarah Sanders in 1856.
She was born in Ilkeston in 1834, daughter of William and Lucy Sergeant (nee Mills)
William (and many other of the Sanders family) was a gardener, born in Ilkeston and baptised Dec 17th 1796. He died on Jun 13th 1860.
He was the son of William (also a gardener) and Ann (nee Raynor) who had married in 1786.
William the elder died on Apr 26th 1812, aged 51. He left a will which can be viewed online. (eg at Findmypast)
It is reported that William the elder was the son of another gardener Joseph Sanders/Saunders … this piece of information comes from the papers of Edgar Waterhouse, a celebrated Ilkeston historian who wrote a series of articles for the Ilkeston Pioneer in 1934.
I hope this helps but as I indicated earlier, I was not sure of what you were seeking.