The name INSULL appears to have
started on Worcestershire and extended into Warwickshire
from about 1700 onwards, as described in this family
tree. The particular branch described here appears to
have no further descendants named Insull. However, as
there are many other documented occurrences of the name,
it seems that they must have descended from earlier
members of the family, i.e. pre 1700. The lack of parish
records makes these people hard to trace and connect.
"This unusual name is an
example of a 'lost' village, a common phenomenon in
England, where the original location here a place called
'Insoll' in Elmley Lovett, Worcestershire, has now
completely vanished. It is well recorded from the 12th to
the 17th centuries, first as 'Inerdeshell' in 1275 and
last as 'Insoll' in 1642, which suggests that of the
usual reasons for the disappearance of a place - plague,
sheep enclosures and war - the last mentioned could
account for the loss of 'Insoll' since 1642 was at the
height of the Civil War (1641-1649). The place name is of
Old English pre 7th century origin and means 'the dweller
at the huts'. In the modern idiom the name can be found
as 'Insall', 'Insull', 'Insoll', 'Inseal', 'Insole', and
'Hinsull', the first modern recording being that of
Philip Insoll (1603 Worcestershire)." (ref www.surnamedb.com)
The layout of this
website is in the form of the 4 generations, with a
complete index of names of everyone mentioned (the
"Names" button above), and a page index that
leads directly to each individual page in the website
(the "Page Index" button above). To start
reading from oldest downwards, press the button above
("Family History Next Gen"). The Home Page
button takes you to my other family trees.
There are many gaps and assumptions which may be proved
or disproved later with further evidence, particularly in
the early information which is largely based on
incomplete parish records.
It is possible that there might be many mistaken
assumptions due to identical names, ages and places. I
would be delighted to have any of these pointed out to
me, or if anyone can provide further information.
The direct line to Fred Shade is
(1) William Insull & Rebecca,
(2) Richard Insull & Mary,
(3) Mary Insull & John Burman, (goes to
(4) John Burman & Esther/Hester Field,
(5) Richard Burman & Anna Shuttleworth,
(6) William Insull Burman & Sarah Smith,
(7) Anna Sophia Burman & Thomas Johnson, (goes
to JOHNSON tree)
(8) Alfred Thomas Johnson & Sarah Ann Bysouth,
(9) Ada Evenia Johnson & Albert Shade, (goes
to SHADE tree)
(10) Albert Ernest Shade & Mary Beatrice Chapple.
Attached is an INSULL FAMILY TREE POSTER which shows the
descendancy from the top of the tree down to Fred Shade.
Print the family tree poster.