A Coat of Arms registered for Yoxall in England


YOXALL FAMILY HISTORY
Last Updated : 11 Jan 2010

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Our Yoxall ancestors spent time in Staffordshire, England and then moved to Liverpool, but appear to originate in the county of Cheshire.

Sproston, where my great great grandfather Thomas Yoxall was born in 1834, is a small village in Cheshire which is just east of Middlewich and now just west of the modern M-6 motorway. Many of our Yoxalls where born and/or lived around this area. Five to ten miles north-west is Northwich and also Davenham, where Elizabeth Manley, wife of my great great great grandfather Peter Yoxall was christened.

At least three generations of our Yoxalls lived in the area around Middlewich. Moses Yoxall married Elizabeth Lewis there in 1780 and is understood to have been born at Sproston about 1754. His children were born in the same area including Peter, my great great great grandfather. Peter Yoxall's children were again born in this part of Cheshire and my great great grandfather Thomas lived there until the middle of the 19th century.