from early times and their first records appeared on the early census rolls taken by the early Kings of Britain to determine the rate of taxation of their subjects.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Salkield research.Another 117 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1270, 1544, 1576, 1660, 1613, 1635, 1646, 1651, 1652, 1659, 1660, 1671, 1715 and 1699 are included under the topic Early Salkield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred
years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations
in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon
and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Salkield include Salkeld, Salked, Salkeed, Salkelds and others.
Notables of this surname at this time include: Sir Richard Salkeld of Corby, Thomas Salkeld, High Sheriff
John Salkeld (1576-1660), was an English Catholic renegade and author, descended from the Salkelds of Corby Castle, Cumberland
. "He was possibly of Queen's College, Oxford, but did not graduate, and was... Another 150 words (11 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Salkield Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Some of the Salkield family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
is included in all our PDF Extended History products
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Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England
at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Salkield were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Fred and George Salked arrived in New Orleans in 1820; Thomas Salkeld settled in Virginia in 1728.