"INCEANA" by Thomas Norris Ince, 1857.
Transcribed by John Palmer, 2004
Pedigree of Ince, of Mansfield, in the county of Nottingham, and Wirksworth,
in the county of Derby, by Thomas Norris Ince, of Wakefield, from a
Genealogical Sketch made in 1808, and from Parish Register Extracts,
Bible Entries, Church and Church-yard Notes, and other authentic sources,
A.D.1829 and April 1857.
JOHN INCE of Mansfield, stone mason, the earliest ancestor at present known to the compiler, was
living in 1678, when his name first appears in the parish register; born about 1654; died 25th
October, 1701; buried, 26th. Has a Tablet on the outside of the east wall of Mansfield church porch.
Had one daughter and five sons.
ELIZABETH, baptised at Mansfield 29th August, 1678; married there 30th January, 1706, to
John Reynolds, of Eckering, Notts.
I. WILLIAM INCE, of Mansfield, stone mason, born about 1685; buried at Mansfield 22nd
November, 1758, aged 73 years. Had six sons and four daughters, all baptised at Mansfield.
1. JOHN, baptised 19th February, 1707
2. WRIGHT, baptised 21st December, 1711, buried 30th January, 1712
3. WILLIAM INCE, of Mansfield, stone mason, baptised there 28th June, 1716; died
16th March, 1755, aged 40 years; married ELIZABETH TAYLOR, of Mansfield, 14th
April, 1737, who survived him as appears by his monumental inscription in Mansfield church
yard. They had one child, SARAH, buried at Mansfield 24th July, 1752.
4. ANTHONY INCE, of Leeming Lane, Mansfield, stone mason and innkeeper (Sun Inn),
baptised at Mansfield 18th August, 1717; died ..... February, 178...; buried in Mansfield
church yard, where is a table monument to himself and family; married MARY, daughter
of John and Mary Wigzell, of Seven Oke, in Kent: she died 4th May, 1771, aged 57 years.
Their only daughter,
MARY INCE, wife of William Clark, of Mansfield, ??? maker, died 18th June,
1788, aged 43 years, having had four children, viz: JAMES and THOMAS CLARK,
both died infants; ANN, died 31st August, 1800, aged 18 years; and MARY
CLARK, married Mr Samuel Midworth, of Leeming Street, Mansfield, brass founder
(a relator to this pedigree), in 1829. Had issue -- Mr Wm. Midworth, of Gilcroft
House, Mansfield, A.D. 1857, and nine others.
The said Anthony Ince had a natural son (by Elizabeth Rimington) to whom he gave his
name and trade; baptised at Mansfield 5th November, 1736; died 1st October, 1802, aged
66 years. By Ann, his wife (a relator to this pedigree in 1808, above mentioned; died
4th August, 1824, aged 90 years) had a daughter, Ann Ince, baptised at Mansfield 4th
January, 1759; married Anthony Buckles, of Mansfield, stone mason, whose issue, in 1808,
were -- Anthony Buckles, of Mansfield, stone mason, and Mary Buckles, both living in 1829.
5. JAMES INCE, baptised at Mansfield 5th April, 1721.
6. CHARLES INCE, baptised at Mansfield 26th March, 1727.
1. SARAH, baptised at Mansfield 17th March, 1709; buried there 28th June, 1716.
2. MARY, baptised at Mansfield 13th March, 1718.
3. SARAH, baptised at Mansfield 19th July, 1723;
4. MILICENT, baptised at Mansfield 31 October, 1731; lived with her brother Anthony,
and died (in consequence of swallowing several cherry stones) unmarried.
II. THOMAS INCE (second son of John Ince), baptised A.D.1690 -- of whom hereafter [#1] on this
page -- ancestor of Mr T.N.Ince
III. JAMES INCE (third son of John Ince), of Mansfield, where he was baptised 29th April,
1693; buried there 30th June, 1719.
IV. SAMUEL INCE (fourth son of John Ince), of Mansfield, stone mason, baptised there 23rd
August, 1695; buried there 3rd August, 1743; married at Mansfield 4th May, 1740, Mary
Pedley, by whom he had two sons.
1. SAMUEL, baptised 10th August, 1741; buried 3rd August, 1743.
2. JOHN, baptised 2nd June, 1743, and buried on the 5th.
V. JOHN INCE (fifth son of John Ince), of Mansfield, stone mason; baptised there 22nd April,
1699; married at Mansfield 30th November, 1722, Mary Snowden, of Newark, Notts. and had
1. JOHN, baptised at Mansfield 20th March, 1724; buried there 11th April following.
2. WILLIAM, baptised at Mansfield 4th July, 1725; buried there 3rd July, 1729.
3. ANNE, baptised at Mansfield 19th August, 1728 (query, if not the child of John Ince);
4. JOHN INCE, baptised at Mansfield 7th December, 1729; was a stone mason, and went
to London; died before 1808, leaving issue as stated by his brother Thomas.
5. EDWARD INCE, baptised at Mansfield 20th February, 1731; was a soldier, and died
before 1808, in the West Indies, as stated by his brother Thomas.
6. THOMAS, baptised at Mansfield 11th August, 1735; buried there 19th August, 1736.
7. FRANCIS, baptised at Mansfield 22nd March, 1740-1; buried there 24th.
8. THOMAS INCE, of Mansfield, living in 1808; was a relator to this pedigree A.D.1808;
baptised at Mansfield 14th August, 1737; had served 35 years in the army at Minorca and
other places. He went by the cognomen of Minorca Ince. Married Mary Sparks, by whom
he had two children,
1. ELIZABETH, married Matthew Haynes, of Mansfield; and
2. EDWARD INCE, of Mansfield, an operative cotton spinner in 1829, who, by
Sarah Allen, his wife, had four children -- Thomas, John, Abel, and Mary Ince.
[#1] We now return to THOMAS INCE, of Mansfield, stone mason (second son of the first named John
Ince); baptised at Mansfield, 28th November, 1690; who, by JANE his wife, had five daughters and
I. MARY, baptised at Mansfield 12th March, 1714; married there 11th June, 1734, to John
Genn, of Mansfield.
II. JANE, baptised at Mansfield 9th June, 1717.
III.SUSAN, baptised at Mansfield 30th April, 1721; died before November 1731.
IV. ANNE, baptised at Mansfield 5th April, 1723; buried there 24th August, 1725.
V. SUSANNAH, baptised at Mansfield 20th November, 1731; buried there 19th May, 1736.
I. THOMAS INCE, baptised 1713; of whom hereafter [#2] on this page -- ancestor of Mr T N Ince.
III.HENRY, baptised at Mansfield 26th December, 1727; buried there 9th July, 1729.
II. CHARLES INCE, of Mansfield, stone mason, baptised there 24th September, 1725; died
13th December, 1788; married at Mansfield 27th September, 1746, Elizabeth Darker, of Mansfield.
She died 22nd January, 1808, aged 77 years. They had nine children, namely:
1. MARY, baptised at Mansfield 2nd July, 1748; married Mr Simpson.
2. SARAH, baptised at Mansfield 20th December, 1750.
3. ELIZABETH, baptised at Mansfield 29th March, 1753; married Robert Baguley, of
Mansfield, frame-work knitter.
5. HANNAH, baptised at Mansfield 18th October 1760; lived in London, and married there.
6. GEORGE, baptised at Mansfield 16th January, 1763.
7. ANNE, married John Cooper, of Mansfield, as stated by Mr Betts, 1829.
8. JANE, married Mr Mercer of London, millwright, as stated by Mr Betts, 1829.
9. CHARLOTTE, youngest daughter, as stated by Mr Betts, 1829.
4. CHARLES INCE, of Mansfield, stone mason (eldest son of Charles), baptised at Mansfield
19th April, 1755; made his will 18th April, 1807, proved at York 27th July, 1807;
died 26 April, 1807; married Rebecca, daughter of Thomas Hooley, of Mansfield,
gardener. She died 3rd September, 1786, aged 31 years. Had issue, besides two children
who died infants ---
1. THOMAS INCE, of Mansfield, stone mason, died unmarried 12th February, 1809,
aged 31 years; buried in New Burial Ground, Mansfield.
2. GEORGE INCE, of Mansfield, stone mason, died unmarried 11th June, 1812,
aged 30 years; buried beside his brother Thomas.
3. ELIZABETH INCE, married Joseph Betts, of Mansfield, hosier and frame-work
knitter (a relator to this pedigree in 1829). She died 19th September, 1810, aged 30
years; buried near her brothers -- leaving an only daughter,
MARY BETTS, born 6th June, 1807 (niece and heiress to her uncles, Thomas
and George Ince); married 6th June, 1828, to Mr John Kerr, of Bridge Street,
Worksop, Notts. and now, 1857, of Rotherham, county of York, draper. She
died, leaving three sons, viz:
THOMAS INCE, WALTER and WILLIAM KERR.
[#2] We now return to THOMAS INCE, of Mansfield, stone mason (eldest son of Thomas, second son
of John as before stated). He was baptised at Mansfield 8th August, 1713; married at Newark,
county of Nottingham, 17th January, 1738-9, to DAMERAS BALDUK. In June, 1762, joined in
articling his son Thomas to an attorney. She was living in January, 1770. Had issue ---
DAMARIS INCE, buried at Mansfield 5th May, 1758; and
THOMAS INCE, of Wirksworth, attorney-at-law from January, 1770, to his death; entered
the office of Mr John Egginton, of Nottingham, attorney, spring, 1759; articled to him 24th
June, 1762: under-sheriff of Derbyshire to P.Nightingale, Esquire, 1771, and to Francis Hurt,
Junr. Esquire, A.D.1778; steward of the copyhold courts of the two manors of Alderwasley
with Ashleyhay and Heage, county of Derby; and, on Mr Egginton's death, became clerk and
treasurer of the 3rd district of the Nottingham and Newhaven Turnpike Road; was the most
eminent mineral lawyer of his day, being remarkably well skilled in the mineral laws and customs
of Derbyshire, and was employed either as attorney or advocate -- and sometimes both -- in most of
the mineral causes arising in his locality. He was reckoned a tolerable poet, although only a few
of his poetical effusions remain with his family. He died 29th June, 1795, aged about 54 years;
buried in the W.E. of Wirksworth Church 1st July. No record of his birth or baptism at either
Mansfield or Newark has yet been found. Made his will 30th May, 1795, which was not proved
until 10th June, 1818, at Lichfield, by his son Rickards, for the purpose only of conveying a
mortgage term vested in him. He married, first, at St Peter's, Nottingham, 16th July, 1767,
MARY, daughter of Benjamin Rickards, of Nottingham, grocer, by Sarah his wife (daughter of
Thomas Wright, of Nottingham, Esquire).Marriage settlement of her estate at Bullcote dated
14th and 15th July, 1767. She died at Chesterfield 26th December, 1769; buried at St Peter's,
Nottingham, 29th. Had issue two sons --
THOMAS and RICKARDS of whom hereafter [#3]
He married, secondly, at Bolsover, county of Derby, 12th March, 1771, ELIZABETH, only
surviving daughter and heiress of Thomas Jackson, of Chesterfield, brazier (by his second wife,
Anne, one of the five daughters and co-heirs of Isaac Bown, of Matlock, by Sarah his wife, only
daughter and heiress of John Bradshaw, of wadshelf in Brampton, county of Derby, yeoman,
aged 23 years, A.D. 1768.Marriage settlement of her estate, at Pinxton and Brampton, dated
1st and 2nd March, 1771. She died 31st May, 1794; buried in Wirksworth church 2nd June.
Had issue six children -- five daughters and one son -- all born and baptised at Wirksworth.
1. MARY, born 21st February, 1776; married at Wirksworth 3rd June, 1793, to Thomas
Eley of Wirksworth, gentleman, son of Thomas Eley, of Derby, mercer, by Sarah his wife
(daughter of Samuel Richardson, of derby, copersmith, by Catherine his wife, daughter of
Francis Walker, of Derby). He died 11th December, 1798, aged 32 years. She died 3rd
September, 1801; both buried W.E. of Wirksworth church, where there is a mural monument
to their memory. Had issue ---
[#3] We now return to the issue of Thomas Ince, attorney, Wirksworth, by Mary Rickards, his first wife.
MARY ELEY, of Derby --- only child and heiress living, 1857
2. ELIZA ANN, born 16th October, 1777; died 20th September, 1791.
3. CHARLOTTE, born 11th April, 1779; died at Manchester, unmarried, 29th May,
1808; buried at St Luke's, Chorlton, 2nd June following.
4. CATHERINE, born 5th October, 1780; married at Chesterfield (where she had resided
several years) on 26th June, 1810, to Robert Burdett, of Wirksworth, gentleman (only son
of Wright Burdett, of London, gentleman, lineal descendant of the Lord Keeper Wright
temp. Wm III and Q.Ann). She died at Hull 15th March, 1815, without surviving issue.
5. HENRY INCE, born 7th January 1782; several years in the royal navy, and died a
midshipman in the "Theseus", at Fort Royal, Jamaica, of the yellow fever, 19th May, 1803,
6. SARAH, born 16th January, 1788; died 22nd December, 1803; buried with her
parents in the W.E.of Wirksworth church.
THOMAS INCE (eldest son), born at Chesterfield 2nd May, 1768, and baptised there; articled
to his father 3rd May, 1784; in 1790, went into the office of Messrs Kinderley and Long,
Gray's Inn, London, solicitors, in which firm he was several years a partner; afterwards of New
Inn, London; several years of Bristol: died at Manchester, where he had resided about three
months, 21st May, 1825; buried at St Luke's, Chorlton. Some years before his death, Mrs
Kinderley, his late partner's widow, as a mark of her esteem, bequeathed to him ¸1000. Was a
poet. He is said to have married Margaret Richmond, who died 20th April, 1824, by whom he
had three sons, viz. ---
1. WILLIAM INCE, of Bermondsey Street, Southwark, joiner and cabinet maker, served
upwards of twenty-four years in the royal navy, in the East Indies, China, New Zealand,
&c; aged 48 years A.D. 1848; living, unmarried, 1856.
RICKARDS INCE, of Wirksworth, attorney-at-law (second son of Thomas Ince and Mary
Rickards), born at Chesterfield 9th November, 1769, and baptised there; articled to his father
30th June, 1768: under-sheriff to Charles Hurt, Esquire, 1797; nearly fifty years clerk of the
3rd district of the Nottingham and Newhaven road, and as many years clerk to the Justices at
Wirksworth; several years a lieutenant in the Wirksworth volunteers. In 1808, made a sketch
of his pedigree from information obtained at Mansfield --- made use of in compiling this pedigree in
1829 and 1857. He died 25th May, 1846; buried at Wirksworth: married at the parish church,
Sheffield, 27th September, 1798, CATHERINE, daughter of Samuel Norris, of Sheffield,
merchant, born at Sheffield 9th December, 1770. She died at Longsight, near Manchester, 3rd
February, 1850; buried in the Cemetery, Rusholme Road. Had issue, eight children, all born
and baptised at Wirksworth.
3. HENRY INCE, M.A. head master of the Beresford Grammar School, Walworth;
author of "The Outlines of English History", "French History", "General Knowledge",
"Grecian History", "Roman History", and many other useful and popular works: died
19th September, 1841, aged 37 years; buried at St Peter's, Walworth --- unmarried.
2. THOMAS HARVEY INCE, commercial traveller, died in London 7th February, 1840,
aged 39 years; buried at St Peter's, Walworth: married Caroline Ellen, daughter of England
Powell, of Walworth, ship steward, and had issue, besides five who died in their infancy.
TREW HENRY INCE, born 17th January, 1831, in possession of several volumes of
his grandfather Ince's poems and other papers.
FRANCES JANE, born 27th July, 1834.
THOMAS WILLIAM INCE, born 1st September, 1837.
1. THOMAS NORRIS INCE, of Wakefield, gentleman, nearly 24 years assistant to the
clerk of the peace of the West Riding of Yorkshire (eldest son), born 11th July, 1799;
compiler of several volumes of topographical and genealogical matter, and this and other
pedigrees; married at St John's church, Wakefield, 15th September, 1846, to Ann. youngest
daughter of Abraham Lockwood, some time of Hemsworth, Yorkshire, fellmonger and
farmer, by Sarah, daughter of John Nicholson, of Badsworth, Yorkshire, farmer; born at
Hemsworth, 8th July, 1814, and baptised there.
2. FREDERICK (second son), born16th October, 1800; died of scarlet fever, 24th February,
1803; buried in the W.E.of Wirksworth church.
3. SAMUEL INCE (third son),of London, professor of music, author of many sacred and
other musical pieces, born 25th April, 1802; died, unmarried, at his lodgings, 3 Bedford
Place, Vauxhall Road, London, very suddenly, of a disease of the heart, 3rd February, 1847;
buried at St George's cemetery, Bayswater, 7th same month.
4. RICKARDS INCE (fourth son), of the colony of Demerara, manager, born 21st September,
1803; died, unmarried, at Woerden Canal, No 3, Demerara, 24th December, 1834, and
5. MARGARET (eldest daughter), born 28th November, 1804; married at Wirksworth
23rd July, 1828, to George Tertius Dale, of Wirksworth, draper, afterwards of Manchester;
who assisted T.N.Ince in collecting and compiling his own and relations' pedigrees in a volume,
stiled "Daliana". He died 25th March, 1855, aged 50 years; buried at Ashton in Markerfield,
Lancashire. Had issue ---
THURSTAN, FREDERICK BERESFORD, and ERNEST IMHOFF, all three dead,
s.p.; MARY ALICE (wife of Jean Jacques Obousier, of St Croix, in Switzerland, to
whom she was married at Longsight 28th November, 1854), ELIZA-ANN, and
6. MARY (second daughter), born 1st August, 1806; married at Wirksworth 22nd October,
1828, to CHARLES IMHOFF, of Wigan, Lancashire, surgeon, and afterwards of Prosperity
Canal, No 3 (parish of St Matthew, Demerara), only son of Kilian Imhoff, of the
same place, and brother and devisee of Maria Amelia Imhoff, of Wigan, and afterwards of
Prestwich, Lancashire. He died at Woerden Cottage, Demerara, 21st January, 1854.
Had issue ---
1. SUSAN CATHERINE, born in Demerara 17th September 1829; christened at
?????? August, 1830.
7. CHARLES INCE (fourth son), of Demerara, manager, born 8th August, 1807; died,
unmarried, At George Town there 12th October, 1855.
2. KILIAN RICKARDS, born in Demerara 26th November, 1831; baptised there 18th January, 1832.
3. ERNEST, born 1832, died 17th July 1836.
8. CATHERINE NORRIS (3rd daughter), born 30th April, 1809; married at Wirksworth
24th December, 1829, to John Dale, of Wirksworth, and afterwards of Winster, Derbyshire,
draper (brother of the aforesaid G.T.Dale). He died at Sheffield 9th May, 1842, and was
buried in the parish church yard there. Had issue ---
1. JOHN DALE, of the Oxford and Worcester Railway, 1857, (present male representative
of Thurstan Dale, of Ashborne, and formerly of Bakewell, Esquire, who died
2. CATHERINE, living 1857; also
3. SARAH, and
4. MARY IMHOFF --- both dead.