This is an overview of some of the main family members.
The Adlington Family is connected on my Paternal line via the Marriage of Harriett Adlington and John MacKay (my 2 x Great Grand-parents), on 7th March 1831 in Aldwych, London.
The earliest ancestors found are John Adlington born ca. 1550 in Barrow on Soar, Leicestershire and his Wife Anne Bosworth born ca. 1554 also in Barrow on Soar. They married on 26th January 1576 in Barrow on Saor, and died in Tibshelf Derbyshire, John in 1618 and but the date of Anne's death is unknown. Only one Son has been found for them, namely William born ca. 1590 in Tibshelf who died on 12th December 1675 in Tibshelf.
William married Mary/Maria Orrell (1613-1670) ca. 1630 in Derbyshire. They had 3 children in Tibshelf, John (1629-?), Ann (1632-?) and William (1640-1715). This William married Anne Summers in Papplewick, Nottinghamshire on 19th January 1662. Anne had been born in Papplewick ca. 1644 and following their Marriage they settled in Tibshelf where William died on 24th February 1715 and Anne in July 1699. They had 4 children, Alexander (1664-1665), Jonathan (1665-1740), William (1668-1740) and Susanna (1668-1738). It is not known if William and Susanna were twins or simply Baptised on the same day.
Jonathan Adlington Baptised 17th December 1665 in Tibshelf, Derbyshire Married Mary Balme who was born 7th May 1680 in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. They married on 26th August 1698 in Mansfield and died on 18th March 1740 and 30th January 1739 respectively, both in Blackwell, Derbyshire. They had 5 children: John 1699, Jonathan 1701, George 1705, Thomas 1707 and William date unknown. The first 2 were born in South Normanton, Derbyshire, the next 2 in Ault Hucknall, Derbyshire, but William's place of birth is unknown.
Thomas (born 1707) married twice: His 1st Wife was Hannah Glossop, born 1711 in Bakewell, Deryshire whom he married on 19th December 1737, and his 2nd Wife was Elizabeth Sheldon, born 1708 in Wirksworth, Derbyshire whom he married on 26th August 1738. Hannah died in 1738 and it may be assumed that she probably died in childbirth although there is no evidence to prove this. His second marriage to Elizabeth Sheldon was more lasting as they managed to produce no less than 13 children: Jonathan 1739, Thomas 1740 (died 1742), John 1741, Thomas 1743, Mary 1744, David 1745, George 1746 (died 1746), Robert 1747, Mark 1749, Betty 1750, Edward 1752, Jethro 1755 and William 1757. 2 of the children died in Infancy (Thomas and George) and in the case of Thomas, his name was re-used for another Thomas. This was quite a common practise when a name had a particular significance in a family as in this case where the child was named for his father. Thomas senior died in 1778 whereas his Wife Elizabeth lived to the age of 92 and died in 1800.
Jethro born 1755 takes us to the next generation when he married Elizabeth Bramwell (born 1755) on 29th May 1782 in Chesterfield, Derbyshire. As with his Father, he also married twice. Following the death of Elizabeth in 1795, he remarried to Hannah May on 26th September 1805 in North Wingfield, Derbyshire. The 2 marriages produced 9 children, 5 from the first marriage and a further 4 from the second: Jethro 1785, Rachel 1787, Jonathan 1791, Joseph 1792, Elizabeth 1793, Thomas 1806, Betty 1808, Harriett 1810 and Samuel 1811.
It was this Harriett (born 1810 in Chesterfield) that was to become the Wife of John MacKay when they married on 7th March 1831 in the Parish Church of St. Botolph Without, Aldwych, London.
A number of people with Family Trees on the 'Ancestry' Web-site have attempted to trace the Adlington Family much further back in time and claim descent from Hugh de Corona of Adlington via his Great Grand-son, Thomas de Corona. Historical Records state that Thomas de Corona died unmarried during the Reign of Edward 3rd and so the Family line failed. Therefore this Adlington Family line cannot possibly be descended from Hugh de Corona and it is wishful thinking on the part of anyone who believes otherwise.