Descendants of John Fielding of Whitfield 1674.


According to Hamnett, the Jumble Estate consisting of 23 acres of closes, meadow and pasture land, named "Upper Roads", "Roads Wood", and "Roades Meadowes", "Bare Crest", and "Long Carr", was sold by Nicholas Charlesworth for £260 13s 4d to Thomas Booth of the Pyegrove on the 11th April, 1652. On the 9th November, 1682, he sold it to Thomas Wagstaffe of Glossop for £200. On the 13th April, 1709 Thomas Wagstaffe sold it to Robert France, of Glossop. On the 12th of October, 1715, Robert France dowered it to his daughter, who married a Joshua Hardye. The Hardyes removed to Bramhall, near Stockport, and sold the estate, 2nd December, 1729, to John Fielding of Whitfield, for £212. John Fielding, on the 10th of October, 1758 conveyed it to his son John, who died on the 7th October, 1799, leaving it to his wife Sarah, who was one of the Dinting Garlicks.

Generation One.

John Fielding was born about 1674. We know from her MI that John's wife was named Ellen (or Ellin). No record of the marriage has been found but Chester Archives has a marriage bond dated 3 August 1717 for John Fieldsend of Blackshay, p. of Glossop, co. Darby, clothier and Ellen Buckley, of Aspenshay, p. of Glossop, spinster approving the marriage to take place at Manchester or Denton. John and Ellen had three children:
     John Fielding born about 1718.
     Charles Fielding baptised on 12 December 1719.
     Mary Fielding born about 1722.
Ellen Fielding died on 13 May 1760 in Whitfield in the 75th year of her age.
John Fielding died on 15 November 1761 in the 87th year of his age and was buried in Glossop. His will, written 3 November 1760, describes him as of Whitfield; the inventory of his goods, prepared after he died, describes him as of Hurst.

Generation Two.

John Fielding was born about 1718. He married Mary Sykes, born about 1725 (daughter of Samuel and Mary Sykes) on 3 November 1743 in Peak Forest. John and Mary had nine children:
     Charles Fielding born October 1745.
     Peggy Fielding.
     John Fielding, baptised 29 November 1749 in Glossop, died 28 October 1772 in Whitfield.
     Robert Fielding born about 1752.
     William Fielding born about 1754.
     Jeremy Fielding baptised 16 April 1756 in Glossop.
     Samuel Fielding baptised 1 October 1758 in Glossop.
     Molly Fielding born about 1761.
     Betty Fielding.
Mary died on 3 September 1776, in the 51st year of her age, and was buried in Glossop.
The Wakefield Register of Deeds has two documents relating to the family:
CF 672 840; Deeds of 4th & 5th May 1780, registered 31st May 1780. John Fielding of Whitfield, Yeoman to William Fielding of Whitfield, Clothier and Jonathan Ogden of Alt Hill (AuL), Fustian Manufacturer. Tenements, closes etc. known as Moor Croft situate in Saddleworth in the possession of John Mills his assigns or undertenants. The document names: Betty & Molly, two daughters of John Fielding; Charles, Jeremy, Robert & William (party hereto) sons of John Fielding. Witnesses: George Roberts of Whitfield, Schoolmaster and John Bennett of Simmondley, Clothier.
CL 117 160; Deeds of 27th & 28th July 1781, registered 21st January 1782. William Fielding of Whitfield, Clothier and Jonathan Ogden of Alt Hill (AuL), Fustian Manufacturer to Henry Whitehead of Moor Croft, Saddleworth.
John married Sarah Garlick (one of the Dinting Garlicks according to Hamnett) on 4 July 1780 in Glossop.
John Fielding died on 7 October 1799 in Hadfield, aged 80, and was buried on 10 October 1799 in Glossop. His will, written 26 September 1799, describes him as a Yeoman and mentions his estate at Jumble and leased estate at Port in Ashton Under Lyne.
Sarah was buried on 2 January 1815 in Glossop aged 82. After her death the executors sold the Jumble estate to John and Joseph Bennett of Turn Lee Mills, for £490.

Charles Fielding was baptised on 12 December 1719 in Glossop. He and his wife Ann (born about 1726) had four children:
     Charles Fielding.
     Nanny Fielding.
     Molly Fielding, baptised 27 June 1758 in Glossop. Possibly married Thomas Hyde on 24 May 1779 in Glossop.
     Betty Fielding.
Ann died on 1 September and was buried on 3 September 1786 in Glossop aged 60. Charles Fielding died in 1789.

Mary Fielding was born about 1722 in Whitfield. She married Samuel Fielding (born about 1702) on 15 September 1747 in Peak Forest and they had six children:
     Peggy Fielding died on 12 December 1748 aged 3 months, buried in Glossop.
     Charles Fielding baptised 2 April 1756 in Glossop. He died on 4 April and was buried on 8 Apr 1786 in Glossop. He died intestate and his father renounced his administration rights in favour of Charles' brother Wiliam.
     John Fielding.
     Samuel Fielding born about 1759.
     William Fielding born about 1752.
     Joseph Fielding born about 1766.
Mary died aged 60 on 15 February 1782 at Hurst, Glossop and was buried on 19 February 1782 in Glossop.
Samuel died aged 86 on 4 July 1788 at Hurst, Glossop and was buried on 6 July 1788 in Glossop.

Generation Three.

Children of John Fielding.

Charles Fielding was born in October 1745 in Whitfield and baptised on 15 November 1745 in Glossop. His first wife was named Mally and they had three children:
     Samuel Fielding born about 1777. He died, aged 14, of white swellings on 27 March and was buried on 29 March 1791 in Glossop.
     Mally Fielding was born in 1778. She died at 9 months old on 12 November 1778 and was buried in Glossop.
     Betty Fielding. Her father's will describes her as Betty Taylor of Stockport, widow.
Mally Fielding died, in the 34th year of her age, on 4 July 1781 and was buried in Glossop.
Charles married Ann Lomas, baptised 12 July 1765 in Chinley, daughter of Robert Lomas and Esther Broadhurst (see The Lomas family of Chinley) on 13 September 1781 in Glossop and they had eleven children:
     Mary Fielding born 14 Nov 1782.
     Sarah Fielding born 19 September 1784.
     Thomas Fielding born 31 March 1787, baptised 9 May 1787 in St Mary's Independent Chapel, Charlesworth, died 23 May 1788 in Whitfield, buried 25 May 1788 in Glossop.
     Charles Fielding born 19 April 1789 in Whitfield, baptised 21 May 1789 in Glossop, died 12 November and buried 15 November1812 in Glossop aged 23.
     Joseph Fielding born 7 March 1792 in Whitfield, baptised 1 April 1792 in Glossop.
     William Fielding born 10 August 1794 in Whitfield, baptised 15 September 1794 in Glossop.
     Emma Fielding born 22 November 1796.
     Samuel Fielding born 6 February 1799.
     James Fielding born 23 November 1801.
     Thomas Fielding born 6 March 1804.
     Esther Fielding born 28 November 1806, baptised 1 January 1807 in Glossop.
Charles Fielding died, aged 73, on 23 January and was buried on 27 January 1819 in Glossop. His will, written on 8th Jan 1819, describes him as a Yeoman of Whitfield.
Ann died on 19 August and was buried on 23 August 1831 in Glossop aged 67.

Peggy Fielding was baptised on 20 September 1747 in Glossop. She married Jonathan Ogden, a weaver, on 7 January 1772 in Glossop Parish Church. Charles Fielding's will describes Jonathan as of Alt Hill in Ashton Under Lyne. He is described in the baptism records of 1777/80/81 as of Fields and as a Yeoman, Cotton manufacturer and Fustian manufacturer. The baptism records of 1787 & 90 describe him as a Cotton manufacturer of Alt Hill. A Jonathan Ogden of Olthill (sic) is recorded in Lewis's Manchester & Salford Directory of 1788 as a fustian manufacturer attending Hallsworth's, Old Millgate at Manchester market. Peggy and Jonathan had six children:
     Twins Samuel and Mally Ogden, baptised 31 August 1777 in Ashton under Lyne.
     Betty Ogden baptised 30 April 1780 in Ashton under Lyne.
     Jonathan Ogden baptised 5 August 1781 in Ashton under Lyne.
     Peggy Ogden baptised 13 May 1787 in Ashton under Lyne.
     James Ogden baptised 17 January 1790 in Ashton under Lyne.

Robert Fielding was baptised on 24 October 1752 in Glossop, buried 28 Oct 1829 in Glossop. He was one of the lease holders for Bridge End Mill in 1782. He married Clarissa Chadwick, born about 1757 (daughter of Thomas Chadwick), on 16 February 1784 in Ashton under Lyne. They had seven children:
     Robert Fielding, baptised 4 May 1785 in Glossop, died 14 July and buried 16 July 1785 in Glossop.
     Clarissa Fielding, born 24 May and baptised 25 Jun 1787 in Glossop, died 10 June and buried 12 June 1788 in Glossop.
     George Fielding, born 28 August and baptised 27 September 1789 in Glossop, buried 3 March 1819 in Glossop, aged 29.
     Mally Fielding born 26 September 1792.
     John Fielding, born 3 January and baptised 9 February 1796 in Glossop, buried 22 October 1796 in Glossop.
     Clarissa Fielding, born 21 October and baptised 17 December 1797 in Glossop.
     Betty Fielding, born 12 September and baptised 26 October 1800 in Glossop.
Robert Fielding was buried on 28 October 1829 in Glossop, aged 77.
Clarissa was buried on 11 December 1834 at Littlemoor, Whitfield aged 77.

William Fielding was baptised on 1 September 1754 in Glossop. A William Fielding of Glossop is recorded in Lewis's Manchester & Salford Directory of 1788 as a woolen clothier attending Cloth hall at Manchester market. He married Rebecca Bennett, daughter of John Bennett (see The Bennett family of Whitfield) on 3 October 1780 in Glossop and they had five children:
     John Fielding, born about 1781.
     Betty Fielding, born about 1784.
     Peggy Fielding, born 18 January and baptised 19 February 1786 in Glossop, died 19 March and buried 22 March 1789 in Glossop.
     Sally Fielding, born 28 May and baptised 30 June 1788 in Glossop.
     Jeremy Fielding born 14 November 1790.
William Fielding died, aged 38, on 24 February and was buried on 26 February 1793 in Glossop.
Rebecca died, of a consumption, on 22 November and was buried on 24 November 1791 in Glossop.

Molly Fielding was baptised on 23 May 1761 in Glossop. She married Samuel Milne on 24 October 1782 in Oldham Parish Church. They had one child, named Richard Milne.
Molly was buried on 18 June 1784 at St Mary's Oldham; a note in the burial register described her as Wife of Samuel Milne of Highermoor Yeoman's son.

Betty Fielding was baptised on 18 June 1762 in Glossop. She married William Higginbottom (son of William Higginbottom and Ann Shaw baptised 11 January 1761 in St Michael, Ashton Under Lyne) on 6 November 1783 in Ashton under Lyne. William is described as a Cotton manufacturer in baptism records except in 1792 when he was described as a Fustian manufacturer. The baptisms of 1784/88/90 describe him as of Alt Hill. Betty and William had six children:
     William Higginbottom baptised 1 August 1784 in Ashton under Lyne.
     Ann Higginbottom baptised 11 May 1788 in Ashton under Lyne.
     James Higginbottom baptised 7 March 1790 in Ashton under Lyne.
     Mary Higginbottom baptised 7 March 1790 in Ashton under Lyne.
     Betty Higginbottom baptised 10 June 1792 in Ashton under Lyne.
     James Higginbottom baptised 16 May 1796 in Ashton under Lyne.

Children of Charles Fielding.

Charles Fielding was born about 1751. He married Elizabeth Collins (daughter of Joshua Collins of Staleybridge) on 4 Jan 1780 in Glossop. They had four children:
     Jeremiah Fielding baptised 20 October 1780 in Glossop, died 27 April 1849, buried in Glossop aged 68. Baptism record says his father was Charles Fielding of Crosscliffe.
     Robert Fielding born 17 January and baptised 17 February 1782 in Glossop.
     Hannah Fielding born 15 August and baptised 20 August 1784 in Glossop. She died 20 August and was buried 22 August 1784 in Glossop.
     Charles Fielding born 8 August and baptised 11 September 1785 in Glossop.
Charles Fielding died on 5 September and was buried on 8 Sep 1819 in Glossop. The parish register entry for his death says "of Stockport" & gives age as 68.
Elizabeth (Betty) died on 18 September and was buried on 21 September 1833 in Glossop. The parish register entry for her death says "of Marple" and gives age as 74.

Nanny Fielding was baptised on 26 September 1755 in Glossop. She married Isaiah Lee of Mottram (son of James Lee) on 28 December 1777 in Glossop. They had five children:
     Isaiah Lee born about 1779 (no baptism but fits naming pattern)
     Dolly Lee born about 1785 (no baptism but no other likely parents). She married Matthew Winterbottom on 23 February 1822.
     Nanny Lee born 2 September and baptised 2 October 1791 in Glossop.
     Harriott Lee born 2 March and baptised 30 March 1794 in Glossop.
     Clarissa Lee born 1 August and baptised 3 September 1797 in Glossop.
Isaiah was buried on 1 April 1800 in Glossop, aged 46.

Betty Fielding was baptised on 15 December 1761 in Glossop. She married George Warhurst of Mottram (son of James Warhurst of Tintwistle, mason) on 14 May 1782 in Glossop Parish Church. They had three children:
     Ann Warhurst born 3 August and baptised 28 August 1793 in Glossop.
     Thomas Warhurst born 30 January and baptised 28 March 1796 in Glossop.
     Mary Warhurst born 10 September and baptised 11 November 1798 in Glossop.

Children of Mary and Samuel Fielding.

John Fielding was baptised 14 February 1750 in Glossop. He married Margaret (Peggy) Bramhall, baptised 15 February 1752 in Glossop, daughter of Joseph and Hannah Bramhall (see A first Bramhall family of Chunal) on 4 December 1778. They had five children:
     Elizabeth Fielding, born 2 March and baptised 13 April 1783 in Glossop, died 15 August and buried 17 August 1784 in Glossop.
     Nelly Fielding, born 5 June and baptised 5 July 1785 in Glossop.
     Hannah Fielding, born 11 April and baptised 20 Apr 1787 in Glossop, died 6 March and buried 8 March 1789 in Glossop.
     Charles Fielding, born and baptised on 14 June 1789 in Glossop. 1861 census - aged 71, living with sister Peggy (Margaret).
     Peggy Fielding, born 20 September and baptised 23 October 1791 in Glossop. 1861 census - aged 69, at Cowbrook, housekeeper, recorded as Margaret.
John Fielding was buried on 7 January 1831 in Glossop aged 81.
Margaret was buried on 12 November1830 in Glossop aged 78.

Samuel Fielding was baptised on 26 March 1759 in Glossop. He was a tenant of Rolfe's Mill with John Shepley (see The Shepley family of Old Glossop and Brookfield) and his brother Joseph Fielding. He married Hannah Hopwood (daughter of Richard Hopwood) on 5 July 1785 in Glossop. They had ten children:
     Samuel Fielding, died 11 December and buried 12 December 1786 in Glossop, an Infant
     Charles Fielding born 14 April 1788.
     William Fielding, born 20 January and baptised 23 January 1790 in Glossop, died 1 May and buried 2 May 1790 in Glossop.
     Mary Fielding, born 13 April 1791, baptised 5 May 1791 in Glossop, died of smallpox 18 April and buried 20 April 1792 in Glossop.
     Mary Fielding, born 20 August 1792, baptised 2 September 1792 in Glossop.
     Wright Fielding born 1 April 1795.
     James Hopwood Fielding born 20 October 1797.
     William Hampson Fielding, born 28 June 1800, baptised 25 December 1800 in Glossop, died aged 40 on 30 July 1840, buried in Glossop.
     Samuel Fielding, born 27 January and baptised 27 March 1803 in Glossop.
     Emmelia Fielding born 13 October 1808.
Samuel Fielding died aged 71 on 8 April 1830 at Hurst, Glossop and was buried on 13 April 1830 in Glossop.
Hannah died on 10 August and was buried on 15 August 1833 in Glossop. MI says she died aged 63, parish register says 66.

William Fielding was baptised on 1 January 1753 in Glossop. His wife Mary was possibly Mary Holt of the parish of Ashton under Lyne who married William Fielding of the parish of Glossop, by banns, on 20 Oct 1772 at Ashton. William and Mary had three children:
     John Fielding “of Hurst” died aged 29 on June and was buried on 26 June 1810 in Glossop.
     Peggy Fielding.
     Samuel Fielding.
William Fielding died on 17 June and was buried on 20 June 1809 in Glossop. MI says he died aged 55, parish register says 56. His will, dated 14 June 1809, describes him as a yeoman of Hurst.
Mary died aged 55 on 15 April and was buried on 18 April 1808 in Glossop.

Joseph Fielding was born about 1766, died 24 Aug 1849. He married Elizabeth Daniel (born about 1786 in Manchester) on 17 Apr 1812 in Glossop Parish Church. Joseph and Elizabeth had four children:
     Samuel Fielding, born 9 June and baptised 7 October 1812 in Glossop.
     George Fielding, baptised 21 September 1814 in Glossop. 1861 census - age given as 44, druggist & grocer.
     Sarah Fielding, baptised 8 February 1818 in Glossop. 1861 census - age 42.
     Wright Fielding, baptised 8 September 1820 in Glossop.
Joseph is listed as a teacher in Pigot's directory of 1831. At the time of the 1841 census he was living at Battery Town aged 75, Elizabeth was aged 55. Joseph Fielding died on 24 August 1849. Elizabeth appears in the 1861 census aged 76, at Market Cross.
Hamnett wrote extensively about Joseph Fielding:
Rolfe's Mill was tenanted by John Shepley, Samuel Fielding and Joseph Fielding. The mill book contains the following entry on the first page: "January 1st, 1792. We John Shepley and Samuel Fielding and Joseph Fielding, do agree to put into trade upon a joint concern, for the use of making perpetual cotton rovings, a stock of £200. John Shepley takes one half, and Samuel and Joseph Fielding one half between them." The latest entry relating to the mill is March 1807. Mr. Joseph Fielding used the book afterwards as a school account book. He was a schoolmaster for many years after he gave up the cotton business. In 1820 John Wood of Woods Mill took a 15 years lease of a new piece of land for a garden/farm from Joseph Fielding, schoolmaster at at a rental of £20 per annum.
When the factory system got firmly established, the children of the cotton operatives were sent at an early age to the mill, and got little chance of obtaining learning; the farmers sons and daughters were, of course, more favourably situated, and private schools were run by men who had failed in other spheres of business. One of these was Joseph Fielding, who had been a partner with John Shepley and Samuel Fielding in "making Perpetual Cotton Rovings." He utilised one of the mill books as a school account book, and from it we get a very good idea of the difficulties he met with. He received payment in what he could get in kind where it was most convenient to pay him that way.
He opened school in 1808. On the 15th January, 1810, the parents who sent their child or children to him were; Robert Hall, William Chatterton, Joseph Hadfield, Benjamin Goodison, Christopher Hadfield, Jonathan Bowden, Charlotte Johnson (Charlotte, James and Alexander), Robert Sellars, James Wood, Aaron Howard, Ann Goodwin, Nelly Ridgway, Sarah Barber, Sarah Braddock, Joseph Hadfield, Ann Bowden, Robert Willis, John Bramhall, Hannah Pickford, Edward Pickford (of the Bull's Head), Catherine Hopwood, Ann Thorp, Thomas Barber, Martha Barber, Nancy Hall, Hannah Broadbent, Milly Hadfield, Betty Platt, Joseph Garlick, Sarah Garlick, John Hadfield, John Dewsnap (Nancy), Simion Dewsnap, Thomas Nield (of Chunal), James Lee, David Lee, Levi Lee, Sarah Harrison, Mary Robinson, John Shepley (of Glossop), Mary Sellars, Edward Lees, Catherine Taylor, Anthony Higginbottom, George Dewsnap, Jas. Shaw (Padfield).
Quite a school full considering the population. He apparently got them from Hadfield and the other Hamlets.
His charge was 3d., 4d., 5d., and 6d. per week; in winter time he charged each scholar 3d. towards the cost of coal. He took on any other work that he could get to augment his income. For instance, we find the following items:- Copying a will, 5s.; to a Militia list, 5s. 6d.; drawing up an advertisement, 1s.; writing out a freehold list, 1s.; mangling, 6s.1.5d. (he kept a mangle). He charged John Robinson, Glossop, 6.5d. for "mangling after your wife's funeral," etc. He was paid by milk and butter. 1s. 7d.; muffins 1s.; gin 1s. 4d.; sundries taken from the bar, £1 7s. 6d.; gin 2s. this he had at the Bull's Head. He never drew any money from Pickford's. He "supped" the school wages: Sash frame, 10s.; ale, 2s. 6d., at John Dewsnap's; seven loads of coal, 9s. 11d., from George Bowden; handkerchiefs off Joel Harrop, 15s. (he must have supplied the scholars with them); shoes mending, 3s.; 2.75 yards of velveteen, 9s. 10d.; chair, 2s. 6d.; 8 ozs. of tea, 4s. 6d.; 12 lbs. of beef, 4s. 6d., from Robinson at Pyegrove; 5.5 lbs. of pork, 3s. 8d.; 6 lbs. of bacon, 6s.; stone and lime, 28s.; 1.5 load of potatoes, 12s., from Widow Platt, of Dinting; pair of scissors, 9d. His spelling was below par.
It seems he was an Orangeman and owed 5s. 3d. arrears of subscription, which were paid for him by one of the members. 8 lbs. of mutton, 4s. 4d.; window tax, 3s. 3d.; 650 quills, 10s. 4d.; three grave stones, 45s., from George Bowden, of Heath; pair of stockings, 2s. 8d., from John Hadfield, hatter. He had a farm and land which he let out to several persons. One of his tenants rented a farm from him at £30 per annum, and did 40s. worth of ploughing for him, besides supplying him with meal and flour. Medicines, 20s., from Dr. John Bowden, known as the marine doctor, he having served in the marines, his children James and Maria were the scholars (1817); six herrings, 9d.; 2 dozen candles, 12s. 6d.; clothes 36s. 3d., from James Hall, tailor, for children John, Hannah, and George. He sold bibles, Testaments, almanacs, dictionaries, quills, paper, school books; in fact anything he could make a profit at. He was well known as a fortune teller. He died on the 24th August, 1849, at the age of 83.

Generation Four.

Children of Charles Fielding.

Mary Fielding was born on 14 November 1782 in Whitfield and baptised on 2 January 1783 in Glossop. She married Joseph Cooper, born about 1773 (son of William and Betty Cooper) on 21 September 1803 in Glossop (see Descendants of William Cooper of Whitfield).

Sarah Fielding was born on 19 September 1784 in Whitfield and baptised on 5 December 1784 in Glossop. She married John Wood, son of Robert Wood and Elizabeth Fielding (see A Wood family of Whitfield) on 5 Feb 1804 in Glossop.

Joseph Fielding was born on 7 March and baptised on 1 April 1792 in Glossop. He married Clarissa Lee born 1 August and baptised 3 September 1797 in Glossop (daughter of Isaiah Lee and Joseph's cousin Nanny Fielding, see below), on 6 October 1816 in Glossop. The family moved to Mossley before the birth of Harriot. They had eight children:
     Ann Fielding, baptised 7 March 1817 in Glossop.
     Mary Fielding, baptised 20 August 1820 in Glossop.
     James Fielding, baptised 29 September 1822 in Glossop.
     John Fielding, baptised 11 March 1825 in Glossop (Joseph misnamed as John in PR entry).
     Harriot Fielding, baptised 17 September 1827 in Glossop.
     Sarah Fielding, baptised 19 September 1830 in Glossop.
     Charles Fielding, baptised 17 October 1832 in Mossley.
     Joseph Fielding, baptised 30 June 1837 in Mossley.
Joseph Fielding of Mount Pleasant was buried at Mossley on 1 April 1863 aged 71.
Clarissa (widow of Joseph Fielding of Mount Pleasant) was buried at Mossley on 27 June 1872 aged 74.

Emma Fielding was born on 22 November 1796 in Whitfield and baptised on 18 December 1796 in Glossop. The baptism register entry names her as Amy, not Emma. She married Robert Garlick, baptised in 1801 in St Mary's Independent Chapel, Charlesworth, son of Joshua and Hannah Garlick (see The Garlick family of Charlesworth and Illinois).

Samuel Fielding was born on 6 February 1799 in Whitfield and baptised on 10 March 1799 in Glossop. Parish register entries describe him as of Whitfield. He married Nancy White on 23 May 1819 in Glossop Parish Church. Samuel and Nancy had nine children:
     Charles Fielding.
     George Fielding, baptised 3 March 1822 in Glossop, buried 8 April 1823 in Glossop.
     James Fielding, baptised 27 June 1824 in Glossop.
     Thomas Fielding, baptised 5 February 1827 in Glossop.
     Mary Fielding, born in Penistone, Yorkshire, baptised 4 October 1829 in Glossop.
     George White Fielding.
     Samuel Fielding, born in Whitfield, baptised 26 October 1834 in Glossop.
     Ann Fielding, born in Whitfield, baptised 4 June 1837 in Glossop.
     Nancy Fielding, born in Whitfield, baptised 24 May 1840 in Glossop.
Nancy died after 1840 when daughter Nancy was born but before the 1851 census - Samuel had remarried by then as his wife is named as Ruth, aged 44. Samuel was a quarryman, the family living at Littlemoor.

James Fielding was born on 23 November 1801 in Whitfield and baptised on 3 January 1802 in Glossop. He and his wife Mary had a son, James Fielding, who was baptised on 24 Oct 1824 in Glossop. The baptism entry in the parish register describes James senior as "of Hurst".

Thomas Fielding was born on 6 March 1804 in Whitfield and baptised on 8 April 1804 in Glossop, died 26 Jan 1878, buried in Whitfield. He married Hannah Jackson on 2 January 1826 in Glossop. She died, possibly in childbirth, on 2 February and was buried 12 Feb 1826 in Glossop, described as 'of Jumble'. Their daughter, Hannah Fielding, was baptised on 10 February and buried on 9 April 1826 in Glossop.
Thomas married Sarah Beeley on 7 February 1828 in Glossop. Thomas and Sarah had eight children:
     Sarah Fielding, baptised 20 December 1828 in Glossop.
     Ann Fielding, baptised 22 July 1831 in Glossop.
     John Fielding, baptised 25 October 1835 in Glossop.
     Joseph Fielding, born about 1840 in Glossop. 1861 census - 22 year old coal dealer.
     Robert Fielding.
     Thomas Fielding. 1851 census shows his age as 6. 1861 census - 16 year old assistant coal dealer (recorded as James).
     Mary Fielding.1851 census shows her age as 4 and 1861 as 14.
Parish register entries show that Thomas lived at Cross Cliffe and Whitfield. He was a butcher - at Howard Town in 1851 )Sarah aged 46) and Bernard Street in 1861 (Sarah aged 58).
Sarah died aged 59 on 17 July 1863 and was buried in Whitfield.
Thomas Fielding died on 26 January 1878 and was buried in Whitfield.

Child of Robert Fielding.

Mally Fielding was born on 26 September and baptised on 28 October 1792 in Glossop Parish Church. She married Benjamin Cooper on 23 March 1817 in Glossop Parish Church. Baptism records describe Benjamin as of Whitfield, a Cotton rover in 1821 and a Cotton spinner in 1822. Mally and Benjamin had two children:
     John Cooper, baptised 28 June 1821 in Glossop Parish Church, died 11 October 1821, buried in Glossop parish churchyard aged 4 months.
     George Cooper baptised 28 August 1822 in Glossop Parish Church, died 2 October 1823, buried in Glossop parish churchyard aged 13 months.
Mally died on 7 July 1823 and was buried in Glossop parish churchyard.

Child of William Fielding.

Jeremy Fielding was born on 14 November and baptised on 12 December 1790 in Glossop, died 24 Mar 1853, buried in Glossop. Parish register entries describe him as of Dinting, Whitfield & Wren Nest. He married Lettice Harrison (born about 1791 in Charlesworth) on 29 March 1812 in Glossop Parish Church. They had nine children:
     William Fielding baptised 25 April 1813.
     John Fielding, baptised 23 Jul 1815 in Glossop. He is possibly the one at Wren Nest in the 1861 census aged 45, cotton spinner, b Glossop, with wife Ann, age 42, b Charlesworth; dau Letitia, age 15, cotton weaver, b Glossop and son Jerry, age 10, b Glossop
     Samuel Fielding, born 9 December 1817 in Dinting, baptised 28 January 1818 in Wesleyan Chapel, Glossop.
     Betty Fielding, born 2 October and baptised 12 November 1820 in Wesleyan Chapel, Glossop.
     James Fielding, born 19 June and baptised 20 July 1823 in Wesleyan Chapel, Glossop, died 28 February and buried 5 March 1837 in Glossop.
     Mary Fielding baptised 12 April 1826 in Glossop.
     Charles Fielding baptised 4 January 1829 in Glossop, died 2 February 1848, buried in Glossop.
     Thomas Fielding baptised 30 October 1831 in Glossop, died 23 October 1842, buried in Glossop.
     George Fielding, baptised 28 July 1833 in Glossop. In the 1861 census George,- age 27, cotton weaver,and his wife Susannah age 28, cotton weaver are living with his mother.
Jeremy Fielding was a grocer and provision dealer at Wren Nest in the 1851 census. He died on 24 March 1853 and was buried in Glossop.
In the 1861 census, Lettice was aged 70, a housekeeper at High Street, Glossop.

Child of Nanny Fielding.

Clarissa Lee was born on 1 August and baptised on 3 September 1797 in Glossop. She married Joseph Fielding, born on 7 March and baptised on 1 April 1792 in Glossop (her mother's cousin, son of Charles Fielding and Ann Lomas, see above), on 6 October 1816 in Glossop.

Children of Samuel Fielding.

Charles Fielding was born on 14 April and baptised on 6 May 1788 in Glossop. He lived at Hurst (Mill), Cowbrook and Padfield and was a cotton spinner and cotton rover before becoming an innkeeper. He married Mary Hall on 9 November 1809 in Glossop Parish Church and they had twelve children:
     Hannah Fielding born 9 November and baptised 25 December 1810 in Glossop.
     Ellen Fielding, born 17 September and baptised 15 November 1812 in Glossop.
     Samuel Fielding, baptised 9 October 1814 in Glossop.
     Thomas Fielding, baptised 10 July 1816 in Glossop.
     Catherine Fielding, baptised 8 November 1818 in Glossop, died 6 October 1850, buried in Glossop.
     Mary Fielding, baptised 9 May 1821 in Glossop. Her father's will names her as Mary Cuthbert.
     William Fielding, baptised 6 November 1822 in Glossop.
     John Fielding, baptised 30 August 1823 in Glossop.
     James Fielding, baptised 17 April 1825 in Glossop.
     Hannah Fielding, baptised 6 August 1826 in Glossop. Named in her father's will as Hannah Burton.
     Robert Fielding, baptised 28 Jun 1827 in Glossop, died March 1841, buried in Glossop.
     Sarah Ann Fielding, baptised 25 December 1828 in Glossop, died 25 May 1841, buried in Glossop.
Charles Fielding died on 23 April 1850, an innkeeper of Padfield, and was buried in Glossop. He left five houses at Hurst to his children.
Mary died on 15 June 1853, buried in Glossop.

Wright Fielding was born on 1 April and baptised on 30 April 1795 in Glossop. He married Alice Beever on 18 Sep 1820 in Glossop Parish Church and they had seven children:
     Ann Fielding, baptised 7 October 1821 in Glossop.
     Ruth Fielding, baptised 28 June 1823 in Glossop, buried 1 June 1824 in Glossop.
     Ruth Fielding, baptised 21 August 1825 in Glossop.
     Richard Fielding, baptised 25 December 1827 in Glossop.
     Maria Fielding, baptised 3 October 1830 in Glossop.
     Lydia Fielding, baptised 14 October 1832 in Glossop.
     John Fielding, baptised 18 October 1835 in Glossop.

James Hopwood Fielding was born on 20 October and baptised on 25 December 1797 in Glossop, died 6 June 1859 in Dukinfield. Parish register entries state that he lived at Glossop, Hurst, Staley Mill, Staley Hall and Staley Wood. He married Theodocia Johnson on 15 December 1822 in Glossop Parish Church. They had six children:
     Samuel Hopwood Fielding. baptised 16 July 1824.
     Henry Fielding, baptised 9 December 1827.
     Theodocia Fielding, baptised 8 November 1829 in Glossop.
     Kezia Fielding, baptised 18 September 1831 in Glossop.
     Thomas Johnson Fielding, baptised 20 April 1834 in Glossop, died 28 August 1848 in Staley.
     Daniel Fielding, baptised 24 April 1836 in Glossop.

Emmelia Fielding was born on 13 October and baptised on 2 December 1808 in Glossop. She married John Whitworth Robinson, baptised 10 Aug 1804 in Glossop, son of Robert Robinson and Sarah Whitworth (see Descendants of Robert Robinson of Cross Cliffe) on 24 August 1828 in Glossop.

Child of William Fielding.

Samuel Fielding married Mary Hegginbottom on 22 August 1802 in Glossop and they had six children:
     Hannah Fielding, born 2 December 1802, baptised 27 March 1803 in Glossop.
     William Fielding, born about 1805, died aged 5 on 17 February 1811, buried in Glossop.
     Mary Fielding born 25 April 1808.
     John Fielding born 28 August 1810.
     James Fielding, baptised 4 July 1814 in Glossop.
     Eli Fielding, baptised 4 September 1817 in Glossop.

Generation Five.

Children of Samuel Fielding.

Charles Fielding was born in Whitfield and baptised on 25 December 1819 in Glossop Parish Church. He married Susannah Jackson, born about 1828 in Wilmslow, Cheshire (daughter of John Jackson), on 9 November 1846 in Manchester (Susannah was living at 22 Aqueduct Street, Manchester. Charles and Susannah had nine children:
     Sarah Jane Fielding, born about 1848 in Glossop. Age given as 3 at the 1851 census, 13 year old (cotton weaver) at the 1861 census and 23 at the 1871 census.
     Nancy Fielding born 23 June 1851.
     Elizabeth Fielding, born about 1854. 1861 census - aged 7. Presumably died young as a later child was named Elizabeth.
     Mary Fielding, born about 1856 in Glossop. 1861 census - aged 5. 1871 census gives her age as 15.
     Ann Fielding, born about 1858 in Glossop. 1861 census - aged 2. 1871 census gives her age as 13.
     James Fielding born about 1859.
     Thomas Fielding born 5 Sep 1863.
     Elizabeth Fielding, born about 1869 in Glossop. 1871 census gives her age as 2. 1881 census describes her as a 12 year old cotton weaver.
     Martha Fielding, born about 1871 in Glossop. 1871 census gives her age as 1 month.
At the 1851 census the family was lodging with James Cooper at Charles Lane (the road to Glossop low quarry). Charles was described as a cotton spinner on Thomas's birth certificate and as a deceased cotton self actor minder on Thomas's marriage certificate. At the time of the 1861 census the family was in Surrey Street (Susannah aged 35 and born in Macclesfield). The 1871 census shows the family at 41 Surrey Street, Glossop, Charles described as a 51 year old cotton spinner and Susannah as 45 and born in Glossop; in addition to Charles & Susannah's children there was a 2 month old granddaughter, Sarah Ann Fielding. In the 1881 census Susannah is a 54 year old widow, still at 41 Surrey Street.

George White Fielding was born in Whitfield and baptised 7 May 1832 in Glossop. He married Fanny Dewsnap, born about 1835 in Glossop (daughter of William Dewsnap) on 31 December 1855 in Glossop Parish Church. They had a daughter Nancy Fielding, born about 1858 in Glossop.
At the 1861 census the family was in George Street. George aged 29, Fanny aged 26, cotton weaver and Nancy aged 3.

Child of Jeremy Fielding.

William Fielding was baptised on 25 April 1813 in Glossop. He married Sarah Stafford, married 18 Jul 1838 in Glossop Parish Church. They had a daughter, Mary Fielding, baptised on 12 July 1840 in Glossop Parish Church. She married John Hyde, born 26 July 1844 in Hayfield, son of John Hyde and Elizabeth Chapman, on 24 January 1869 in Whitfield St James (see A Hyde family of Hayfield).

Child of James Hopwood Fielding.

Samuel Hopwood Fielding was baptised on 16 July 1824 in Glossop. He and his wife Mary Ann (born 1818 in Yorkshire) had three children:
     Abel Fielding born 18 October 1852.
     Thomas Johnson Fielding born about 1851.
     John Edward Fielding, born about 1848 in Cheshire.

Children of Samuel Fielding.

Mary Fielding was born on 25 April and baptised on 4 July 1808 in Glossop. She married John Alsop, born 18 Jul 1805 in Glossop, son of James Alsop and Sarah Bowden on 4 November 1827 in Glossop (see The Alsop family of Glossop and Illinois).

John Fielding was born on 28 August 1810 at Hurst, Glossop and baptised on 30 September 1810 in Glossop. He married Rhoda Hague, born 20 May 1810, (daughter of Joseph Hague and Betty Wild (see The Hague family of Glossop and Minnesota) on 10 July 1831 in Glossop Parish Church. John and Rhoda had seven children:
     Mary Fielding, baptised 3 December and buried 18 December 1831 in Glossop.
     Ann Fielding, baptised 18 February 1833 in Glossop and buried aged 1 year 5 months on 1 August 1834 in Glossop.
     James Fielding, baptised 4 January 1835 in Glossop.
     Ann Fielding, baptised 15 February 1836 in Glossop, died 11 June 1852, buried in Glossop.
     Mary Fielding, born about 1842 in Glossop. 1851 census gives her age as 9. 1861 census aged 19, cotton winder. 1871 census living with stepmother Sarah, 29 year old cotton warper.
     William Fielding, born about 1847, died aged 4 on 5 Dec 1851, buried in Glossop.
     Samuel Fielding, born about 1850 in Hurst, Glossop. 1851 census gives his age as 8 months. 1861 census aged 9. 1871 census living with stepmother Sarah, 20 year old excavator.
The 1851 census shows the family at Hurst, John described as a Joiner employing 5 men and a farmer of 4 acres, Rhoda aged 40.
Rhoda died aged 47 on 26 January 1852 and was buried in Glossop.
John married Sarah Higginbottom, born about 1810 (daughter of Joseph Higginbottom) on 28 Sep 1852 in Glossop Parish Church
The 1861 census shows the family at Hurst, John described as a Master Joiner aged 51 employing 4 men and 2 boys, Sarah aged 51. Also at the house was Margaret Higginbottom, Boarder, Unmarried, age 40, Cotton Winder.
In the 1871 census Sarah is at 38 Sheffield Road, 61 year old housekeeper. Also at the house was Joseph Lomas, nephew, 22 year old paper stainer.

Generation Six.

Children of Charles Fielding.

Nancy Fielding was born on 23 June 1851 in Glossop. She married Eli Denton, born 14 April 1846 in Whitfield (son of Eli Denton and Mary Bradbury) on 25 December 1871 in Audenshaw Parish Church. They had three children:
     Joseph Denton, born about 1873 in Glossop. 1881 census gives his age as 8.
     Charles Edwin Denton, born about 1873 in Glossop, died 9 November 1874 in Glossop.
     Gertrude Denton born 1 April 1888.
Census records show Eli as cotton weaver aged 14 in 1861 aged 14. In 1881 the family was at 125 Victoria Street, Glossop; Eli aged 34 and Nancy aged 29. They owned the Britannia Inn, High Street West, Glossop from 1899. Eli Denton died on 9 May 1921 and Nancy then ran the pub until 1923.

James Fielding was, born about 1859 in Glossop. He and his wife Sarah Jane had a son named James. Sarah Jane Fielding died, a widow, on 11 August 1920 at 23 Sumner Street, Glossop.

Thomas Fielding was born on 5 September 1863 at Surrey Street, Glossop. The 1871 census gives his age as 8 and the 1881 census has him as a 17 year old rope spinner. He was described as a Wood Banker at a paper mill, of 21 Surrey Street, Glossop on his marriage certificate. He married Mary Alice Harrop, born 8 March 1863 in Glossop (daughter of Thurston Harrop and Sarah Sheppard) on 18 September 1887 in Howard Street Wesleyan Reform Church, Glossop when Mary was described as a cotton weaver of 6 Hadfield Place, Whitfield when she married. She had worked at Wren Nest mills from the age of 8. She taught at Howard Street Sunday School and sang in the choir before she married. Thomas and Mary had two children:
     Joseph Fielding born 6 August 1888.
     Charles Fielding.
At the time of the 1891 census the family was at 8 Hadfield Place, Thomas described as a 27 year old platelayer. They were living at 52 Kershaw Street when son Joseph died in the war.
Thomas Fielding died on 1 February 1943 at 118 Station Road, Hadfield where they had a Herbalist's shop.
Mary Alice was living at 45 Hadfield road when she died on 30 November 1946.

Children of Samuel Hopwood Fielding.

Abel Fielding was born on 18 October 1852 in Stalybridge. He married Maria Mayman, born 24 May 1855 in Stalybridge (daughter of Tom Mayman) on 15 Jun 1878 in St. Paul's Church, Stalybridge. Abel and Maria had seven children:
     Lilian Fielding born 1878/1879.
     Tom Hopwood Fielding, born November 1880 in Southport, died 1 December 1881 in Southport, buried in Southport Cemetery grave no 1875F.
     May Fielding born 8 December 1882.
     Arthur Reginald Fielding born 29 October 1884.
     Fred Fielding, born 11 September 1886, died 16 October 1917. He married Sarah Lily Thwaites, born 1887 (daughter of Jeremiah Thwaites) on 3 May 1916 in St. Paul's Stalybridge
     Samuel Fielding, born 19 September 1889, died 1970. He married (1) Elizabeth Smith, born about 1889, buried 29 June 1927 at St. Paul's Stalybridge. He married (2) Elizabeth Roberts on 19 July 1929 in St. Paul's Stalybridge.
     William Fielding born 14 March 1896.
Maria died on 6 November 1901.
Abel Fielding died on 10 July 1926 at 328 Waterloo Street Oldham and was buried in Jul 1926 at St. Paul's Stalybridge.

Thomas Johnson Fielding was born about 1851. He married Lavina Victoria Carter on 4 February 1875 in Staleybridge and they had four children:
     Mary Ann Fielding, born 1879 in Staleybridge, Cheshire.
     Percy Fielding.
     Sophia Fielding, born Abt. 1879 in Lees, Lancashire.
     Eliza Fielding, born 1881 in Southport, Lancashire.
Thomas Johnson Fielding died at 56 Rock Lane, Rock Ferry and was buried on 8 June 1927 at St. Paul's Stalybridge.
Lavina died 1931 at 56 Rock Lane, Rock Ferry and was buried on 19 February 1931 at St. Paul's Stalybridge.

Generation Seven.

Child of Nancy Fielding.

Gertrude Denton was born on 1 April 1888 in Glossop. She married Charles Hand, born about 1882 in Lilleshall, Shropshire (son of Richard Hand and Mary Debney) and they had four children:
     Charles Eli Hand, born about 1914 in Glossop, died 16 February 1936 in Glossop. He drowned in Dinting Lodge trying to save a young boy who had fallen through the ice. He was engaged to May Robinson when he died.
     Alice Winifred Hand born 14 May 1918.
     Kenneth Hand born about 1920 in Glossop. He married Olga Mary Zanoli.
     Sydney Hand born 29 April 1922.
Charles Hand died on 22 October 1934 in Glossop.
Gertrude died on 23 November 1964 in Glossop.

Children of Thomas Fielding.

Joseph Fielding was born on 6 August 1888 in Glossop, died 28 Jan 1917 in No 43 Casualty Clearing Station, France. He was a night shunter on the railway before working in a munitions factory prior to joining the army. He married Florence Oldfield, born 18 May 1889 at 2 Hadfield Lane (Road), Hadfield (daughter of John Oldfield and Minnie Thomas) on 21 August 1911 in St Charles' RC Church, Hadfield. They had two children:
     Joseph Fielding born 13 January 1911.
     John Thomas Fielding, born about 1914 in Hadfield, died 31 January 1942 in Derbyshire Sanatorium, Walton, Chesterfield.
Joseph Fielding died on 28 January 1917 at No 43 Casualty Clearing Station, France. Home address 46 Conduit Street, Tintwistle.
Florence died on 27 March 1920 at 140 Tipping Street, Ardwick, Manchester.

Charles Fielding. He and his wife, Cissie, had a son named Jim Fielding.

Children of Abel Fielding.

Lilian Fielding was born in 1879 in Southport, died 25 May 1958 in Oldham, buried in Greenacres Cemetery Oldham grave I9-68. She married Albert Pritchard, born 9 Apr 1873 in Hot Hole, Crompton, Oldham (son of John Pritchard and Mary Maloney).
Albert died on 18 November 1943 and Lilian on 25 May 1958, both in Oldham, and both buried in Greenacres Cemetery, Oldham grave I9-68.

May Fielding was born on 8 December 1882. She married Joseph Downs, born 1886 (son of Dan Downs) on 14 February 1912 in St. Paul's Stalybridge.

Arthur Reginald Fielding was born on 29 October 1884 and died on 30 September 1918 in France. He married Edith Shaw.

William Fielding was born on 14 March 1896 and died on 28 August 1960. He married Alice Downs.

Generation Eight.

Children of Gertrude Denton.

Alice Winifred Hand was born on 14 May 1918 in the Britannia Inn,Glossop. She married Harold Bowden, born 2 October 1916 in Glossop (son of Albert Bowden and Jane Ellen Grime) on 18 October 1939 in St Luke's, Glossop. Alice was a glove maker and Harold a clerk when they married.
Harold died on 22 November 1977 in Stafford.
Alice died on 8 January 1999 in Cannock Hospital, Cannock, Staffs.

Sydney Hand was born on 29 April 1922 in Glossop. He married Joyce Whittaker, born 8 August 1924 in Salford, on 28 June 1947 in St Paul's, Higher Blackley, Manchester.
Sydney Hand died on 21 August 1986 in Colwyn Bay.

Child of Joseph Fielding.

Joseph Fielding was born on 13 January 1911 in Glossop. He married Martha Bellfield, born 17 December 1920 in Hadfield, on 6 July 1940 in St Andrew's Church, Hadfield.
Martha died on 9 April 1999 in Balmoral Nursing Home, Stalybridge.



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