All the records we’ve viewed and accumulated, including DNA evidence, suggest that the original Starbuck origin was in the watery area of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire (the bloodline possibly started by Viking settlers under the Danelaw). Here, the three rivers of Erewash, Derwent and Trent meet up, alongside many other streams, brooks and marshy spots. This is the area we call ‘Starbucky Territory’. It encompasses:
- Sawley parish, its towns and settlements of Long Eaton, Breaston, Draycott, Risley, Little Wilne, Hopwell, Wilsthorpe, Woodthorpe Park and Sawley village itself, plus Heanor, Codnor and Horsley in Derbyshire
- Toton and Attenborough, Nottinghamshire
- Lockington, Diseworth & Kegworth, Leicestershire (plus Great Bowden/Market Harborough)
- The nearest big towns of Derby and Nottingham.