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HomepageCullens of Dry Doddington
Lincolnshire, England
Lorraine Cullin


George Cullen, farmer of Upton, Nottinghamshire


George Cullen, farmer of Upton, Nottinghamshire, descended from the line of the 'Rude Forefathers', was married to Elizabeth Leeson of Doddington, Co Lincolnshire, on Apr 14, 1712 in Nottinghamshire. It is suspected that he relocated to Lincolnshire where he had two sons christened at Westborough in 1719; George and Gervase. Gervase it seems married Anne Manners on May 21, 1745 at Averham, Notts and returned to Westborough. The children were:
The following is the available information on the Descendants of Thomas Cullen, son of Gervase and Anne Cullen. For more information on the other descendants of Gervase & Anne Cullen, please see the Cullens of Great Gonerby page.



Thomas Cullen, son of Gervase and Anne Cullen


Thomas Cullen (28Sep1764-22Sep1848), married Mary Gilbert (07Jan1770-Oct1847) on Jul 30, 1799 at Westborough cum Doddington. According to Phillimore's secondary transcripts, Thomas' last name is spelled Culling. Thomas & Mary Cullin are buried at Westborough All Saints. Four children are known:

Jane married Edward Pidd (of Marston) on May 15, 1820 at Westborough. Both Ann and George never married. William married Elizabeth Beedham (1811-1889) in 1831 at Westborough.

Information extracted from the Census Records:

1841: Thomas and Mary Cullin aged 75 and 70 respectively. Thomas was a Grocer. Also living at the same address were their children Ann aged 35 and George aged 30 who was an Agricultural Labourer.

1851: George and Anne are living at 5 Cullin Lane, Dry Doddington. George is an Agricultural Labourer and Ann is a Grocer; presumably took over from her father Thomas.

1861: George is an Agricultural Labourer and Anne is a shopkeeper.

1871: George and Ann are still living in Dry Doddington George is now the Grocer and Ann a Housekeeper.



William Cullen, son of Thomas and Mary (Gilbert) Cullen


William Cullen (07Mar1802-25Mar1882) married Elizabeth Beedham (1811-13Mar1889) on 09May1831 at Westborough. Phillimore's states that both are of Doddington but gives the date of marriage incorectly as 15Feb1831. William's surname is spelled 'Cullin'. William & Elizabeth Cullin are buried at Westborough All Saints. Six children are known for this family:

According to Lorraine: "Rebecca was my Great Grandmother x 4 she had an illegitimate son called William Herbert (1862), my Great Great Grandfather, whom at birth left him with her parents and she left home. She later married Thomas Wyles had one daughter, Maud Mary Wyles (1874 to 1906), and left for Kent."

Elizabeth never married and worked a Housekeeper for the Young family.

Jane married (on 9 August 1863) Samuel Rylatt a Police Constable from Brant Broughton. The marriage is recorded at Westborough. Samuels parents were Henry and Dorothy. Samuel & Jane had eight children:

Anne Cullen remained unmarried and died 30 September 1925.

William Francis died within a few months of being born 6th July 1849.

Information extracted from the Census Records:

1841: William is a Shepherd married to Elizabeth and living with her parents William and Rebecca Beedham. William Beedham was a Farmer.

1851: William Cullin was a farmer and freehold landowner (10 acres). Living at 10 Rose Lane, Dry Doddington. They had a servant boy called John Stall aged 18.

1861: William is a landed proprietor. Rebecca, Jane and Anne still living at home.

1871: William & Elizabeth have only their Grandson William Herbert living with them and also the Curate of Westborough All Saints Church - Alexander Nicholls from Ireland. Elizabeth aged 33 is living as a housekeeper to Edward and William Young at Holly House Coddington, Nottinghamshire. Anne worked as a cook for the Wyles Family at 53 High Street Grantham.

1881: The Curate James A. Appleton of the Dry Doddington Church lodged with the Cullin Family. Also visiting was Densilla Rylatt his Grand daughter.

1891: No record.

1901: Ann now aged 57 and unmarried. Living with her as a boarder is W. Eames who is 78.



William Herbert Cullin, son of Rebecca Cullen and Charles Christopher


William was born in Heckington, Lincolnshire in 1862 and soon after birth lived with his Grandfather. The connection with Heckington is through Ann Cook (nee Rilatt [Rylatt]) who married Henry Cook a Builder. William Herbert's mother Rebecca was not again seen at the family home in Dry Doddington. On his marriage certificate he put his fathers name as William, though his father was Charles Christopher of the Christopher family at Wynk Hill Manor. William married Sarah Jane Barker in 1885 in Manchester, Lancashire. Their children were:

Information extracted from the Census Records:

1871: Living with William & Elizabeth in Dry Doddington.

1881: Living with William & Elizabeth in Dry Doddington and working as a Grocer.

1891: Working as a Grocers Assistant and living in Blackley Manchester with his wife Sarah Jane and two daughters.

1901: William Herbert Cullin working as a labourer on the tram lines. Living at 102 North Kent Street, Harpurley, Manchester.



Alfred Cullin, son of William Herbert Cullin and Sarah Jane Barker


My Grandfather Alfred Cullin was a Carpenter by trade. He married My Grandmother Nellie Makin (born 1903 - 1996) in 1929 in Manchester. They had 2 sons.
In 1938 they left Manchester and moved to Hatfield in Hertfordshire where my Grandfather was a carpenter on the aeroplanes at De Havilland Aircraft Company.


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