History of the Shuttleworth name and origins
The first record of the Shuttleworth name was in the Lancashire county in England and some of the decendants have since moved around  in different counties of the UK and also other Countries.

SHUTTLEWORTH; (1)local, of Shuttleworth, a township in the parish of Bury, Lancashire. (2)local, The Shuttleworth's of Shuttleworth hall, in the parish of Whalley, Lancashire, were in residence there as early as Edward III (1329).

"The Shuttleworth township near Bury is now part of Greater Manchester, England"

The earliest Shuttleworth on record was "Henry de Shotilworth" who was living in the hamlet of
Shuttleworth in Hapton in 1218.

Different spellings of the surname
Shuttleworth, Shutleworth, Shutlesworth, Shuttleworthe, Shuttlesworth, Shettleworth, Shettlesworth, Shottleworth, Shotilworth, Schytlworth, Scholesworth, Snodesworth  these variations in the spelling frequently occurred, even between father and son.

Family members may have changed the spelling or it was written down as it sounded & recorded by the town clerk etc.

The Shuttleworth name means
"one who came from Shuttleworth (enclosure made with bars, shuttles or hurdles)".

Where our ancesters came from;
The origin of the Shuttleworth family, and its settlement at Gawthorpe, in the  county of Lancashire, England  appears to have arisen from the inter-marriage of Henry De Shuttleworth and Agnes De Hacking in 1330, their son Ughtred Shuttleworth being the first of Gawthorpe.

The Gawthorpe family was the parent stock whence diverged the many branches of the Shuttleworth name seated in the counties of Lancashire, Derby, York, Leicester etc.

Henry de Shuttleworth was a cadet in the house of Shuttleworth at Shuttleworth hall in Hapton, Lancs; temp Edw III ; still living in 1388. His father Henry de Shuttleworth  married Eve de Hulton was granted the Coat of Arms ( 3 weavers shuttles) in 1329, he died in 1330.

Coat of Arms
Shuttleworth (Gawthorpe,co. Lancaster, temp, Richard II)
Arms: Ar. three weavers' shuttles sa.tipped & furnished with quills of yarn, the threads pendent or.
Crest : A cubit arm in armour ppr. grasping in the gaunlet a shuttle of the arms
Motto: Utile Dulci (the usefull with the aggreeable)
another Crest: A bear pass. ar.
Motto:Prudentia et Justitia

Shuttleworth (Forcet, co. York & city of Durham) same Arms,Crest & Motto

Shuttleworth (Great Bowden, co Leicester) same Arms,Creast & Motto

Shuttleworth (Hathersage, co. Derby) same Arms, Crest & Motto

Shuttleworth (Hodsock Park, co. Nottingham) same Arms,Crest & Motto

Shuttleworth (Hartsholme Hall, co. Lincoln & Old Warden, co. Bedford) same Arms, Crest  Motto: Isto Velocior Vita (Thither is life swifter)

Shuttleworth (Newbehall, co. York) same Arms Crest: A bear  pass.ar.

The Kay-Shuttleworth family Coat of Arms incorperated both family arms.

Motto:  Prudentia et justitia
also     Kynd Kynn Knawne Kepe (which translates ; Keep your own Kin Kind) I have seen another translation of this so maybe someone can let me know.


Some of The Coat of Arms illustrated are officially documented in "Burkes General Armory", "Burkes landed Gentry", "Burkes Peerage & Baronetage".

Parts of the family tree pedigrees were recorded also in the above books and in the Visitation of Lancashire 1664-5, The Genealogist, N.S,,Vol xxxviii April 1922.

Three Shuttleworth families had recorded their pedigrees in the "Heralds" Visitation of the County Palatine of Lancaster.
1 was of Asterly in the parish of Whalley
2 was of Bedford in the parish of Leigh
3 was of Gawthorpe in the chaperly of Padiham in the said Parish of Whalley


The above pictures are of Gawthorpe hall, Lancashire England.
Sir Richard Shuttleworth commenced drawings for building the hall but had died before it started. Gawthorpe was built between  1600 & 1605  by his successor &  brother Rev Laurence Shuttleworth.

The Shuttleworth family had already been seated at Gawthorpe since the 13th century.
more pics on Gawthorpe hall can be found
here

In 1970 Gawthorpe was handed over to the National trust & is leased by Lancashire county council
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Shuttleworth's of Gawthorpe Hall a partial family tree (Tom Grimshaw's site)


Shuttleworth's of
Old Warden Park, Bedfordshire UK. Some history and links  can be found here (Clayton/Shuttleworth decendants).




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