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HomepageDescendants of William and
Elizabeth (Richards) Cullen
of Radford, Nottinghamshire, England
Andy Johnson of Lancashire, England

Many thanks to Andy Johnson for forwarding this Cullen Family History. This Cullen family history is particularly interesting in that the family is from Radford, Nottinghamshire, England. There is a well known group of Cullen descendants in Radford who descend from the Cullens of Upton by Southwell. Though the connection has not yet been made there is little doubt that they tie in one generation back from the William below who was born around 1808. If anyone knows anything more about these families, please let us know.

Andy Johnson's Cullen/Johnson/Carver family tree is now online at www.gomm.net. The best way to access it is via www.gomm.net. Follow the link to the 'Family Tree Research Centre' and then the link to 'Related Trees'. From there you can access Andy Johnson's tree. You may also follow this link directly to Andy Johnson's Cullen/Johnson/Carver family tree. There are 484 individuals in 155 families, including 130 different surnames. You will find details on 84 members of the Cullen family, including many of Andy's notes.

UPDATE!: Andy has had surprisingly good success in tracking down his Cullen relatives through his hard work and the extra effort he's made to keep the webpage up to date. We are waiting to hear more from the newly discovered branch of the family. Of particular interest is a copy of an indenture executed in Nottingham on October 20, 1794 between William Cullen, son of Benjamin Cullen, and his father to learn the trade of framework knitting. This is significant in that Benjamin Cullen is a well known figure in the Cullen family of Nottingham. The fact that Andy should come across this reference through his own family indicates that his Cullen connection may indeed be to the well known family in Radford descended from the Cullens of Upton by Southwell.

Not surprisingly, these Cullen families were rich in linen merchants and manufacturers. The history of this family, as well as other families involved in the linen or lace industry, followed a similiar pattern of emigration. Some descendants, such as Andy, remained in England or Scotland. Others went abroad. There is a branch of the family in the area of Bordertown, South Australia.

Below the family tree you will find an informative collection of notes and sources on the first family in the tree: William & Elizabeth (Richards) Cullen and their five children (Eliza Richards, William, Emma, Elizabeth, and Charles).



Descendants of William & Elizabeth (Richards) Cullen
of Radford, Nottinghamshire, England

contributed by Andy Johnson

1 William Cullen 1808 - 1856
.. +Eliza Richards 1808 - 1864
......... 2 Eliza Richards Cullen 1831 -
......... 2 William Cullen 1831 - 1901
............. +Sarah Anne Plowright 1831 - 1920
.................... 3 William James Cullen 1857 - 1938
........................ +?
.................... *2nd Wife of William James Cullen:
........................ +Gertrude Roberts 1857 - 1917
............................... 4 Hilda Mary Cullen 1881 -
............................... 4 William Henry Cullen 1883 -
............................... 4 Frank Ernest Cullen 1885 -
............................... 4 Arthur Frederick Cullen 1887 -
............................... 4 May Cullen
............................... 4 Norman Cullen
.................... 3 John Charles Cullen 1858 - 1932
........................ +Rebecca Attenborough 1857 - 1884
............................... 4 Charles Percival Cullen 1883 -
................................... +Margaret Haynes
........................................... 5 John Charles Cullen
............................................... +Eileen Holmesby
.................... *2nd Wife of John Charles Cullen:
........................ +Annie Eleanor Carver 1857 -
............................... 4 Arthur Cyril Cullen 1888 - 1952
................................... +Mary Ellen Johnson 1888 - 1957
........................................... 5 Peter Carver Cullen 1913 -1990
............................................... +Dorothy Woodward 1916 -1992
........................................... 5 Joan Mary Cullen 1916 - 1988
............................................... +Ernest Johnson 1911 - 1992
............................... 4 James Roy Cullen 1887 - 1959
................................... +Nellie Dora Shillito Saxton 1890 - 1984
.................... 3 Albert Henry Cullen 1859 - 1941
........................ +Frances Attenborough 1859 - 1930
............................... 4 Albert Cecil Cullen 1885 -
............................... 4 Frances Margaret Cullen 1887 -
............................... 4 Charles Eric Cullen 1890 -
............................... 4 Herbert Cullen
............................... 4 William Cullen
.................... 3 James Plowright Cullen 1861 -
........................ +Gertrude Attenborough 1868 -
............................... 4 James Attenborough Cullen 1890 -
............................... 4 Sydney Cullen
............................... 4 Geoffrey Cullen
............................... 4 John Cullen
.................... 3 Mary Eliza Cullen 1863 - 1877
.................... 3 Frederick Cullen 1865 -
........................ +Gertrude Barter
............................... 4 Molly Cullen
............................... 4 Frederick Cullen
.................... 3 Sarah Annie Cullen 1869 -
.................... 3 Arthur Ernest Cullen 1875 -
......... 2 Emma Cullen 1837 - 1921
............. +Henry Coles 1839 - 1906
.................... 3 Eliza E Coles 1866 -
........................ +Richard B Hancock 1864 -
.................... 3 Mary Ann Coles 1867 -
.................... 3 Emma Coles 1869 -
.................... 3 Alice Coles 1870 -
.................... 3 Laura Coles 1874 - 1931
......... 2 Elizabeth Cullen 1839 -
............. +Charles Judd
.................... 3 Annie Cullen Judd 1866 -
.................... 3 Eliza Gertrude Judd 1871 -
.................... 3 Harold Dutton Judd 1873 -
......... 2 Charles Cullen 1841 - 1913
............. +Hannah Spencer 1839 - 1924
.................... 3 Charles Spencer Cullen 1868 -
.................... 3 Hannah Alice Cullen 1869 - 1930



Notes and Sources


WILLIAM CULLEN was born Abt. 1808. He married ELIZA RICHARDS 14 February 1830 in Radford (Source: Radford St Peter's Parish Register, fiche 49, page 159, number 475.). Present at the wedding was Charlotte Wright Cullen. Elizabeth Richards was born Abt. 1808 in Wollaton. William is described as a Lacemaker at the baptism of his son, also named William. A William Cullen was baptised 5 Feb 1808 at St Nicholas, Nottm., father William, mother Elizabeth though it has not yet been verified that these are the correct parents. From the Radford St Peters Parish Register - burials, we find William Cullen, age 48, buried 20'th May, 1856. His wife, Elizabeth Cullen, aged 57, was buried 2'nd March, 1864. Glovers 1844 : William Cullen of Prospect Place, New Radford. 1841 census (860/11-08) at Prospect Place : William 30 lace maker, Eliza 30, William 10, Emma 4, Elizabeth 2, Charles 1 mo. 1851 census (2129/226) at Mugleston Place (Alfreton Road) : William 43 lace maker, Eliza 43 b Wollaton, William 19 lace warehouseman, Emma 14 lace mender, Elizabeth 11 lace mender, Charles 8.

Children of WILLIAM CULLEN and ELIZA RICHARDS are:


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