The family of James Hadfield of Cross Cliffe.


Generation One.

James Hadfield, son of William Hadfield and Martha Goodison (see A Hadfield family of Whitfield) married his cousin Anne Bowers (see A Bowers family of Glossop) on 22 June 1817 in Glossop parish church. She was born on 3 November 1794 in Whitfield and baptised on 7 December 1794 in Glossop parish church. James had been born on 5 May and baptised on 18 August 1786 in Glossop parish church. Anne and James had eight children:
     William Hadfield, baptised 17 Jun 1817 in Glossop, buried 4 Sep 1836 in Glossop Parish Church. Burial entry says he was 19 and of Milltown.
     Asenath Hadfield (see below).
     John Hadfield (see below).
     Twins Matthew and Martha Hadfield who were baptised 6 June 1824 in Glossop. Matthew died in 1862, age recorded as 37. Martha Hadfield died later the same year, age recorded as 38.
     Sarah Hadfield, born in 1825 and thought to have died at birth
     James Hadfield, baptised 7 June 1829 in Glossop, died 1830 and buried 10 August in Glossop.
     Sarah Ann Hadfield (see below).
     James is recorded in the earlier baptism entries as a cotton spinner, the family living variously at Whitfield, Whitfield Barn and Milltown. This presumably reflects the fact that Cross Cliffe Mill was still in the family. The 1832 Poll Book records him as a freeholder of Cross Cliffe. He was recorded as a farmer of Milltown when Sarah Ann was baptised in 1837 and a farmer of Cross Cliffe in the 1841 census. He died on 16 February and was buried on 18 Feb 1847 at All Saints, Glossop.
     Anne was recorded in the census of 1851 as a housekeeper living at Cross Street, aged 57 and in that of 1861 as aged 67 at George Street. Her death was registered in the first quarter of 1865.

Generation Two.

Asenath Hadfield was baptised on 14 March 1819 in Glossop. She married James Simpson on 2 January 1848 at St James', Whitfield. He was born about 1825 in Padiham, Lancs (son of John Simpson and Alice Roberts). They had a son, John Simpson, born 28 March 1849. James was described as a 25 year old groom on the 1851 census (the family was living at Cross Street with Ann, Asenath wrongly recorded as Hannah aged 30). Asenath died on 1 April 1858 in Green Vale, Whitfield, aged 39. James subsequently married her sister, Sarah Ann (see below).

John Hadfield was baptised on 26 May 1822 in Glossop.
     The 1861 census records him living in George Street, Glossop, as a 38 year old cotton weaver with a wife named Ann aged 38 who was born in Buxton. With them were four children: Hannah Cooper aged 8, James Cooper aged 4, Asenath Hadfield aged 2 and Emma Hadfield aged 1 (all born in Glossop). Also there was Maria Wyatt a 69 year old unmarried servant described as a House Keeper born in Eyam.
     The civil registration index gives the mother's maiden name for Asenath as Cooper and that for Emma as Turner.
     At the time of the 1871 census the family was at 57 Chapel Street. John is described as a 48 year old cotton weaver and Ann as 47 year old cotton weaver but born in Glossop. Hannah, James and Emma are all cotton weavers aged 19, 14 and 10 respectively but James's surname is Hadfield rather than Cooper. There were also three other children: William Henry aged 9, Joseph aged 7 and Sarah aged 4. Asenath had died in 1865.
     Emma Hadfield was buried on 26 May 1876.
     William Henry Hadfield was buried on 9 August 1876..
     Joseph Hadfield, born 1864, is found in the 1891 census at 64 Brookfield with his wife Elizabeth Ann aged 27 and daughter Nelly aged 1. Ten years later they were at the same address. At the time of the 1911 census Joseph was still there but on his own, a 46 year old widower.
     Sarah Hadfield was buried 13 October 1878.
     At the time of the 1881 census the family was at 11 Dinting Vale. John was a labourer aged 59 and Ann was a 57 year old Housekeeper. The children still at home (all surnamed Hadfield) were Hannah a 28 year old Cotton Weaver, James a 23 year old labourer and Joseph a 17 year old Engraver (Artisan).
     John Hadfield was buried 1 September 1885, age recorded as 62.
     Ann Hadfield was buried 16 Feb 1910, age recorded as 84.
     Hannah Walker was buried 1 October 1925, age recorded as 73.
     The above six burials were all in grave number 2015 of the Free Church section of Glossop cemetery.

Sarah Ann Hadfield was baptised on 17 March 1837. She married her sister Asenath's widower, James Simpson, on 31 Oct 1858 in Manchester Cathedral. She was described as a 24 year old spinster from Glossop and James as a 30 year old bachelor, a coachman living at 44 Mary Street, Strangeways. Sarah and James had a daughter, Asenath Ann Simpson, born 16 Jun 1859 and died 8 Sep 1859 in George Street, Glossop.
     The 1861 census records Sarah Ann in her married name as a 24 year old cotton weaver living with her mother, her stepson John and her siblings Matthew and Martha in George Street, Whitfield. No entry has been found for James Simpson. John moved out of the Glossop area before the 1871 census.
     Sarah Ann married James Nield, son of Joseph and Betty Nield, in the second quarter of 1869. James's surname is spelt as Neild on some records.
     In the 1871 census James is recorded as aged 25, a Master Shoe Maker employing 1 man, living at 9 Victoria Street, Whitfield. Sarah Ann's age is given as 34.
     Sarah and James had a son, John Robinson Nield, born on 11 July 1872.
     In the 1881 census James is recorded as aged 25 (again), a Boot & shoe maker at 2 Victoria Street with Sarah Ann (44 year old calico weaver) and son John R Nield aged 8. Also in the house was Ellen Neild, James's 28 year old sister, a paper stainer.
     Sarah Ann died in 1889 and James is shown in the 1891 census as a 45 year old widowed Boot And Shoe Manufacturer living at 20 High Street West, Glossop. His son, recorded as John Robert, was living and working with him. Also there was Asenath Annie Simpson aged 11 and described as “niece” (see below).
     James married Charlotte Christiana Harford, a 42 year old native of Colwall, Herefordshire, on 5 December 1899 at Christ Church, Tintwistle. At the time of the 1891 census she had been a Housemaid at Mill Brook House, Tintwistle (home of the Sidebottom family). James died before the 1901 census but John Robinson Nield is recorded carrying on the shoe making business with his stepmother Charlotte and niece Asenath Simpson living in the same house. John and Charlotte were still at 29 High Street West at the time of the 1911 census.
     John Robinson Nield married Eliza Harford in 1915 in Colwall. She was the younger sister of Charlotte, born 24 November 1868 in Colwall. In the 1939 Register John and Eliza were at 71 Norfolk Street, Glossop, John working as a boot repairer.



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