A Hadfield family of Whitfield.

The reason for the title is that several different Hadfield families called Whitfield their home over the years. That is not surprising because of all the surnames which arose from townships in the Glossopdale and Longdendale area, Hadfield is by far the one which is shared by more people than the others. A result, apparently of having male children who survived to have children of their own.

Generation One.

Although tradition (or, maybe, wishful thinking) has it that this particular Hadfield family is connected to Captain Thomas Hadfield of Hadfield Old Hall, we actually have to go across into the Parish of Mottram-in-Longdendale to find the first available records of the family.

The oldest of those records documents the marriage, on 11 February 1678/9, of William Hadfield to Margaret Fullalove, daughter of Stephen and Ellen Fullalove who had been baptised at Mottram on 3 May 1657. This indicates that William Hadfield is likely to have been someone of some substance because the Fullalove family was one of importance, providing several clerks of Mottram-in-Longdendale parish. William and Margaret had four children that we know of:
     Ellin Hadfield, baptised 4 December 1681 in Mottram.
     William Hadfield, baptised 21 April 1689 in Mottram
     James Hadfield, baptised 29 November 1691 in Mottram, buried 20 Aug 1695 in Mottram.
     John Hadfield, baptised 25 February 1694/5 in Mottram.
Margaret was buried at Mottram on 20 July 1697 and William (recorded as William Hadfield Sen.) on 9 March 1728/9 in Mottram.

Generation Two.

The William Hadfield who was baptised on 21 April 1689 married twice. His first wife was Ann Radcliff, the marriage taking place on 10 February 1712 in Mottram-in-Longdendale. We know that William married again after Ann died in 1729 (she was buried 15 May 1729 in Mottram) because he mentioned his wife in his will. We think she was Mary Sidebottom, there being an entry in the Mottram register which reads William Hadfield and Mary Sidebottom both of this parish by publication November 15th 1730.
This William died in 1764, being buried on 7 September in Mottram-in-Longdendale. He had written his will some two and a half years earlier, on 18 May 1762, when he mentioned: his son William's daughters Mary and Betty Hadfield; James Warhurst that married Betty Hadfield; his daughter Margaret Lansdon and her husband Thomas Lansdon; Mary Shard widow and his son James.
Together with the will the parish records identify the children of William and Ann as:
     William Hadfield, baptised 19 July 1713.
     James Hadfield, baptised 17 July 1715.
     Margaret Hadfield baptised 15 September 1717. She married Thomas Lansdon on 27 January 1750/1 in Mottram.
     John Hadfield, baptised 17 May 1724 in Mottram. He possibly died young as he was not mentioned in his father's will.
     Mary Hadfield, baptised 13 November 1726. She married John Shard on 26 December 1749 in Mottram. He died in 1761, being buried on 14 May in Mottram.
     Ellen Hadfield, baptised 17 Mar 1728/29 in Mottram and buried 3 days later

Generation Three.

The third William Hadfield of the line, baptised 19 July 1713, was a shoemaker. He predeceased his father, being buried on 26 May 1762 in Mottram. At the time he was living in Mosely (Mossley) but the family was living at Armfield when Shusana was born and at Mickleburgh (Micklehurst) when Asenath was born. The only marriage record we have for William is to Betty Platt on 14 December 1746 in Mottram 'by publication' (see A Platt family of Mottram). However, William's daughters Mary and Betty, mentioned in his father's will, were not children of Betty Platt (Mary's baptism has not been found but Betty's was about 3 years too early). William must, therefore, have married previously. His most likely spouse was Mary Buckley (though no marriage or death of Mary has been found). The register entry reads William Hadfield and Mary Buckley both of this parish by publication January 6 1739.
William's children by his first wife were::
     Mary Hadfield. No details known.
     Betty Hadfield, baptised 19 June 1743 in Mottram. She married James Warhurst on 22 Apr 1762 in Mottram.
The children of William and Betty were:
     Shusana Hadfield, baptised 18 October 1747 in Mottram. No further information is known about her.
     Asenath Hadfield, baptised 25 September 1751 in Mottram. Asenath's first marriage was to Samuel Cook on 21 July 1774 in Mottram. He was possibly the son of Samuel and Betty Cook of Stealey, baptised 12 October 1751 and buried 8 May 1782 at Mottram. Asenath's second marriage was to John Bowers on 2 October 1785 in Mottram (see A Bowers family of Glossop).
     William Hadfield, baptised 1 January 1754 in Mottram
     John Hadfield, baptised 24 May 1759 in Mottram. He is thought to be the 41 year old buried 15 December 1800 in Glossop.
     Samuel Hadfield, baptised 23 Sep 1761 in Mottram. He married Mary Gartside on 23 April 1783 in St. Michaels, Ashton under Lyne and had a significant number of descendants, who lived mainly around the Ashton under Lyne area.

Generation Four.

The William Hadfield who was baptised at Mottram on 1 January 1754 was the one who made the fortune of the family and built up the family farm by moving to Glossop and entering the textile industry (see The Hadfield Family Farm at Whitfield and Cross Cliffe Mill). He married Martha Goodison (see A Goodison family of Glossop and a Warhurst family of Hadfield)on 8 January 1775 at All Saints, Glossop, the register entry describing him as a clothmaker. They lived initially in Hollingworth then in Hadfield before moving to Whitfield.
Willam and Martha had ten children, five of whom died young:
     Sarah Hadfield was baptised on 13 April 1777 in Mottram and buried there on 4 May 1777 (whilst the family was living in Hollingworth).
     Whilst we do not have baptisms for Betty and John Hadfield we know that they were buried at Mottram on 15 and 22 March 1778, respectively (by that time the family had moved to Hadfield).
      William Hadfield was born about 1782 as his burial record in the Glossop parish register (21 April 1791, 2 days after his death) says that he died aged 9, of a slow putrid fever.
     Hannah Hadfield died on 4 June and buried on 6 June 1795. Her burial record says she was an infant.
The five children who survived were:
      John Hadfield. We have no baptism record but know he was born in 1778 by calculation from later records. In the censuses of 1851 and 1861 he says he was born in Whitfield/Glossop.
     Robert Hadfield born 22 March 1784 (see The family of Robert Hadfield of Throstle Nest).
     James Hadfield born 5 May 1786 (see The family of James Hadfield of Cross Cliffe).
     Joseph Hadfield born 9 September 1789 (see The family of Joseph Hadfield of Whitfield).
     Mary Hadfield born 5 September 1791 (see Crossland family of Glossop).
It is from the Dade style entries of these four baptisms that we can have certainty about the links of the family back to William (1713-62).
William's will, which was dated 10 February 1817 with a codicil dated 1 October 1819, was proved on 26 February 1820. The land was divided by his four sons and Cross Cliffe mill was left to them as tenants in common with a provision for Mary, and any lawful children, to be paid an annuity from the mill income (see The Hadfield Family Farm at Whitfield and Cross Cliffe Mill).
William died on 2 October 1819 in Glossop and was buried at the parish church 3 days later. Martha had died in 1814 and been buried at the parish church on 5 December 1814.

Generation Five.

John Hadfield, oldest surviving child of William and Martha must have been some character. After staying a bachelor until the age of 41 he married four wives, outlived them all, and became the father of ten children in his forties, fifties and sixties.
John's first wife was Sarah Hyde, the marriage taking place on 25 January 1820 at Glossop parish church. Sarah already had a child at the time of the marriage, John Hyde born about 1818 who was to become known as John Hadfield in later life (see The family of John Hyde Hadfield). John and Sarah had three daughters, all of whom died as infants:
     Martha Hadfield, baptised 30 September 1821, buried 17 March 1824.
     Mary Ann Hadfield, baptised 10 July 1823, buried 25 March 1824.
     Sarah Hadfield, baptised 2 June 1825, buried 7 June 1825 in Glossop.
Sarah herself must have died from childbirth complications as she was buried on 4 June 1825 in Glossop, aged 38.
John's second wife was a widow, Mary Rowbotham, nee Gee, the daughter of Isaac Gee of Armycroft in Ludworth (see The Gee family of Ludworth). They were married by licence on 8 November 1825 at Glossop Parish Church. John and Mary had one child, Isaac Gee Hadfield born 6 February 1827. Mary died on 5 April 1831 leaving a will dated 26 January 1831. Her estate, consisting of an inheritance from her father, was left with John's consent to her five sons Joseph, John, William and Jonathan Rowbotham (her children by her former husband, Joshua Rowbotham of Ludworth deceased) and Isaac Hadfield. Mary was buried on 8 April 1831 at Mill Brow Independent Chapel, Marple Bridge, where she had been baptised on 17 April 1785.
John's third marriage, on 26 May 1832 at Glossop was to Ann Gee, a spinster. It is not known whether she was related to Mary or not as no definite baptism can be found (it is possible that she was the daughter of Thomas & Betty Gee, baptised 29 March 1807 at Top Chapel, Charlesworth).
John and Ann had five children:
     William Gee Hadfield was born 8 June 1832 and baptised on 3 September 1832 at Littlemoor Independent Chapel, Whitfield. He is recorded in the 1851 census as an 18 year old cotton weaver but no subsequent official records can be found. There is one family record – a receipt which he apparently signed in 1 September 1864 for £200 received from his stepbrother Isaac, the sum to which he was entitled under a settlement dated 6 November 1855 made between John Hadfield the elder of the one part and Isaac Hadfield and John Hadfield otherwise Hyde of the other part.
     Martha Hadfield born 22 June 1834 in Whitfield and baptised 8 December 1835 at Littlemoor Independent. The last definite record of her is also the 1851 census, where she is recorded as a 16 year old cotton weaver.
      Mary Hadfield, born 23 November 1835 in Whitfield and baptised 8 December 1835 at Littlemoor Independent. Thought to have died young as she is not recorded in the 1841 census. A Mary Hadfield, infant of Whitfield, was buried on 16 December 1835 at Glossop Parish Church.
     Margaret Hadfield, born 3 March 1837 and baptised 25 June 1837 at Littlemoor Independent Chapel, Glossop (see The Patchett family in the Glossop area).
     Susanna Hadfield. Born 25 March 1839 and baptised 31 March at Littlemoor Independent, she lived only 9 days, until 3 April 1839 and was buried on 6 April at Littlemoor Independent.
John's final marriage was to Sarah Perkin, on 5 July 1841 at Glossop parish church where she was recorded as a spinster of Simondley. Sarah is found in the 1841 census as a servant in the household of Thomas Bradbury, a 75 year old joiner at Hobroyd, born outside Derbyshire. In the 1851 census her age is 53 and birthplace is Brow Hill. She died towards the end of that year, being buried on 2 December 1851 at Glossop parish church aged 54.
John died on 24 December 1863 and was buried on 28 December in St James' Churchyard, Whitfield in a new vault. It would appear that John died intestate. Presumably the settlement of 1855, referred to above, dealt with the majority of his estate.
We know that John's house was at what is now the corner of James Street and Hadfield Place, a three storey house known as Churn Milk Hall (see Churn Milk Hall at the Corner of Hadfield Place and James Street).
The locations of the house in the the census records are interesting, 1841 being "Hollingworth" Cross and 1851 & 1861 being Lower Whitfield.

Generation Six.

Isaac Gee Hadfield was born on 6 February 1827 in Whitfield and baptised on 30 March at Littlemoor Independent. He was a beneficiary of the will of his uncle, John Gee, probate dated 17 April 1844. He married Sarah Wood on 4 October 1849 in Whitfield Parish Church. Sarah was born on 22 October 1826 in Whitfield, the daughter of John Wood (see A Wood family of Whitfield) and Sarah Fielding (see Descendants of John Fielding of Whitfield 1674) and baptised on 25 December 1826 at Glossop parish church.
Isaac and Sarah had one child, John Hadfield born 20 August 1850.
At the time of the 1851 census the family was living at 5 Shepley Mill, Isaac and Sarah both recorded as 24 year old weavers. Sarah's widowed mother and brothers John & Abraham were living next door.
Ten years later they were back at the family farm, which Isaac was running whilst his father was a “Landed proprietor”.
Isaac was one of the first trustees of the Freetown Working Men's Institute (Kershaw Institute) on 1 August 1864. He stood in St James' Ward in the first council elections of 1866 when he was not elected but stood again the following year and was successful, being a Councillor for St James' Ward from 1867-1870.
The census of 1871 is the first record we have of Churn Milk Hall being numbered - as 2 James Street where Isaac was a 45 year old Yeoman.
Isaac died of Disease of Heart & Hemiplegia on 7 July 1876 at home in St Mary's Road, Whitfield and was buried on 10 July 1876 in the vault in St James' Churchyard, Whitfield.
Probate of his will was granted on 1 December 1876 to Sarah and their son John.
Sarah moved to 5 Hadfield Place, where she was recorded in the 1881 census. She died on 15 March 1901 and was the last to be buried in the vault at St James'. When the coffin was placed in the vault there was water found in it and John (her son) decreed that the vault would be used no more.

Generation Seven.

John Hadfield was born on 20 August 1850 in Glossop and baptised at the Wesleyan Methodist Church in Howard Town (the entry (No 45) is one of four on the page which are undated but No 44 was 2 September and No 49 was 24 November). He is recorded as a salesman in the 1861 census when he was still living with his parents.
John married Eliza Ann Robinson, daughter of Joseph Robinson and Mary Oates (see The Robinsons of Gnat Hole), on 19 June 1873 in Manchester Cathedral. Eliza was born on 29 July 1850 in Glossop and baptised on 25 August 1850 in Glossop Parish Church. In the marriage register John is described as a Warehouseman of 14 Bampton Street, Ardwick whilst Eliza is a Spinster of Fairfield, Droylesden. She was living with her sister Zipporah and brother in law John Howard Garlick, her parents having both died earlier in that year.
Their first child, Mary Robinson Hadfield (see Birtwistle family in the box below), was born on 14 December 1874 in Whitfield and baptised at St James' Church on 28 March 1875. The family address was given as St Mary's Road, Whitfield, John's occupation being a clerk.
At the time John's father died (July 1876) they were living at 90 Wharf Street, Dukinfield where they ran a grocery business. Just before the end of that year their second child, Isaac Gee Hadfield, was born on 19 December.
Next came a move to another grocery business, in Openshaw, where their second son, John, was born on 29 January 1879. Isaac and John were baptised together, on 23 March 1879 at St James', Whitfield even though the family was still living in Openshaw.
Later in 1879 the family moved back to Glossop, to 7 Pikes Lane. John still earned his living as a grocer.
On 9 January 1880 John contracted with Charles Fielding and John Charles Rowbottom (stonemasons) to fund the building of three cottages which became 13, 15 and 17 John Street. John bought the properties outright after they were finished and the family is recorded there in the 1881 census (though John junior was staying with his grandmother in Hadfield Place).
John and Eliza then had two more daughters. Sarah (Sally) Hadfield was born on 15 April 1881 and baptised on 5 June 1881. Zipporah Garlick (Zip) Hadfield was born on 17 August 1883 and baptised on 12 Sep 1883. Both baptisms were at St James' Whitfield, John's trade being given as a Provision Merchant.
A couple of years later John, who had friends in the United States, decided to cross the Atlantic to see for himself what the new world could offer and sailed to Canada on the SS Sardinian, leaving Liverpool on 3 September and arriving at the Port of Quebec ten days later. Family tradition has it that John would have liked to emigrate to Canada but that Eliza Ann would not go so he returned to England early in 1886.
Initially he continued with the grocery business but when John and Eliza's final child, Frank Hadfield, was baptised on 6 July 1888 (having been born on 18 May) John was described as a Mattress Manufacturer. That business was originally based in Hadfield Street (where numbers 28 to 30a stand today) but moved subsequently to Derby Street where it stayed until being wound up in 1958. The main building (see Set of photographs taken 1908), now demolished, stood between Wood Street and Kershaw Street. After John's death, a further building was erected opposite, the two being connected by a covered footbridge across Derby Street. The footbridge was hit by a bus on the evening of Sunday 29 April 1951. The double decker bus was carrying a party from the ICI social club at Hyde to a concert at the Glossop Old Band Club on Wood Street. Although part of the roof of the bus was torn off nobody was seriously injured. The firm only made beds until the late 1920s when other bedroom furniture was added to the range. It was not until after the end of the second world war that other types of furniture were made at the works.

This photo shows the works in July 1963 when Glossop Council was negiotiating to buy the site for housing.

The census of 1891 records the family as still living at 17 John Street, apart from Isaac who was away as a scholar at Lucton School in Herefordshire.
Hadfield Square, off Kershaw Street, was given that name in 1894. It had been informally know as Bacon Square because a tenant, James Higginbottom, kept pigs there. John Hadfield wrote to the Town Council on 18 December 1893 requesting the change of name, a request which was granted.
The business was successful enough for John to build Ashlands on Dinting Road, where the family was living at the time of the census of 1901. John was described as a Wire mattress manufacturer & employer with Isaac as Manager of the works and John junior as a Foreman there.
Eliza Ann died on 19 Jan 1911 and was buried on 21 January 1911 in Glossop Cemetery. She was the first person to be buried in a new vault which was to serve the family for over 100 years.
The census of 1911 records John as widowed, a Wire mattress & wood bedstead manufacturer & employer living at Ashlands, Dinting Road. Sarah, Zipp and Frank (a 22 year old mechanical draughtsman) were living with him but the three older children were married and had left the family home.
John died on 27 September 1925 in hospital at Stockport and was buried on 30 September in the vault at Glossop Cemetery.
Neither Sally nor Zip married. After their father died they shared a house at Gamesley before moving to 4 Highbury Road West, St. Annes. Zipp died there on 28 October 1954 and Sally on 31 Jul 1964 in Victoria Hospital, Blackpool. Both were buried in the vault at Glossop Cemetery, Zip on 1 November 1954 and Sally on 5 August 1964.
Frank married Edith Mary Butler (born 20 October 1890 in Nottingham) in 1915 at Basford. They lived at 54 Florence Road, West Bridgeford for some time (found in electoral registers in 1930 and 1931) and the birth of their daughter, Daphne E. Hadfield (who became a teacher), was registered at Basford in 1917. In the 1939 register, Edith is found at 49 Stamford Road, West Bridgeford, living on private means. Another entry for that address is redacted so presumably Daphne. The marriage had failed some years previously and Frank was living in 1939 on the "Blonde" Motor Yacht at The Canal, Southwick with a Helen C “Hadfield” born 16 April 1902. The yacht nearly landed Frank in jail in 1937 after he had leased it to four men who used it for smuggling. After the war Edith and Daphne emigrated to Southern Rhodesia (Zimbabwe) where Edith died on 3 May 1973 in Bulawayo Central Hospital. There is a record of Edith leaving for Southern Rhodesia via Capetown on 19 May 1949. Frank died on 21 February 1953 in St. Francis Hospital, Haywards Heath, Sussex. He may have been ill for some time as Edith and Daphne are recorded as coming back to England from Southern Rhodesia on 2 January 1953 and returning on 6 June 1953. The probate record for Frank's will gave his address as 4 Highbury Road West, Lytham St. Annes (Sally and Zip's house), Zip being the executor.

Generation Eight.

The Birtwistle family of Glossop and Whitley Bay.

Generation One.

Herbert James Birtwistle was born on 10 Apr 1873 in Ormskirk. He married Annie Taylor (born 1879 Tuebrook, died 1906 Driffield) on 10 August 1904 in Tuebrook, Liverpool. They had one daughter, possibly Annie born and died 1906 in Driffield.
Herbert was incumbent at Bank Street Chapel, Hadfield in the early 1900s. He married Mary Robinson Hadfield, daughter of John Hadfield and Eliza Ann Robinson (see above), in 1910 in Manchester. In the 1911 census they were living at St Mary's Street, Whitchurch, Salop, Herbert aged 37 and Mary aged 36.
Herbert's entry in "The Methodist Who's Who" 1912 says - Educated at Ormskirk Grammar School & Didsbury College; entered ministry 1900. Recreations: Cycling and walking. Address: St. Mary's Street, Whitchurch, Salop. W.
Herbert and Mary had a son, Leslie William Hadfield Birtwistle born 11 March 1915.
In the 1939 register the family was living at at 42 Beverley Road, Whitley Bay. They had moved to 10 Links Avenue, Whitley Bay when Isaac Hadfield died in 1952.
Herbert died on 26 July 1953 in Whitley Bay, still living at 10 Links Avenue.
Mary died on 28 February 1950 in 53 Percy Park, Tynemouth.

Generation Two.

Leslie William Hadfield Birtwistle was born on 11 March 1915 in Darlington.
He married Vera May Hutchinson on 28 June 1941. She died on 9 April 1944 in Victoria Jubilee Infirmary, North Shields; home address 17 Belmont Avenue, Monkseaton.
Leslie married Margaret Joyce Turnbull in 1948.
He died on 28 Jun 1964 in the Russell Hotel, Valley Drive, Harrogate; home address 42 Beverley Road, Whitley Bay

Named after his grandfather, Isaac Gee Hadfield, was born on 19 December 1876 in 90 Wharf Street, Dukinfield. He attended public school at Lucton, Herefordshire, before joining the family firm .
Isaac married Minnie Platt, daughter of Benjamin Platt and Alice Holden (see The Platt family of Glossop), on 31 March 1902 at the Wesleyan Reform Chapel, Howard Street, Glossop. Before marrying she worked as a grocer's assistant in the family business (as shown by the 1901 census). They lived at 17 John Street, Whitfield, where they had two sons: John Hadfield was born on 14 December 1902 and Noel Franklin Hadfield was born on 7 October 1914.
Only a few months later, Minnie suffered an acute asthma attack and died at home on 6 June 1915. She was buried in the vault at Glossop Cemetery on 9 June 1915. The original entry in the Glossop Cemetery burial records mistakenly named her as Amy.
Isaac married Lucie Hoyle on 19 March 1918 in the Wesley Chapel, Howard Town, Glossop (see the box at the foot of the page). At time of the marriage, Isaac, John and Noel lived at Bedford House, Surrey Street, Glossop. They moved to the home Lucie shared with her mother at "Eastlea", 54 Sheffield Road, Glossop.
Isaac and Lucie had one child. Barbara Mary Hadfield was born on 31 August 1924 in Glossop and baptised on 1 October 1924 in Glossop Parish Church.
After John Hadfield died in 1925, Ashlands was sold but it soon came on the market again and Isaac bought it. It remained the family home until 1961 when, being much too large for Lucie and Barbara, it was sold to John Climo, the incoming headmaster of Glossop Grammar School.
Isaac died on 14 October 1952 in Wood's Hospital, Glossop and was buried on 17 October 1952 in the vault at Glossop Cemetery.
In 1960, when they decided that Ashlands was too large, Lucie and Barbara moved initially to a flat in Highfield on the corner of Talbot Road and Woodhead Road before purchasing 46 Church Street, Old Glossop in August 1962.
Lucie died on 3 August 1968 and cremated on 9 August, her ashes being placed in the vault at Glossop Cemetery.

John Hadfield was born on 29 January 1879 in Openshaw. He spent his working life in the family firm at Derby Street. He married Mary Ellen Duckworth (born 14 October 1877) in 1904 in Glossop. The lived initially at 100 St Mary's Road, Whitfield, before moving to Norwood in Spire Hollin. John and Mary had five children:
     Doris Mary (Molly) Hadfield was born on 29 January 1905. She married James Slack Cuthbert, son of John Slack Cuthbert and his wife Edith (see A Cuthbert family of Glossop) in 1933 in Glossop.
     Margaret Hadfield was born in 1908. She married John Stainthorpe Downs (born 16 January 1905 in Glossop, the son of John Arthur Downs and Martha James) in 1933 in All Saints, Glossop. John died on 30 December 1988, home being at 14 Cowbrook Avenue, Glossop at the time.
     John Raymond Hadfield was born on 12 November 1910 and died on 17 April 1911. He was buried on 19 April 1911 in the vault at Glossop Cemetery.
     Norah Hadfield was born on 27 August 1919. She married Hector Maltby in 1946 in Glossop. He died in 1981 and was buried on 24 April at Glossop Cemetery. Norah died on 29 January and was buried on 9 Feb 2009 at Glossop Cemetery.
     Jean Hadfield was born in 1924 in Glossop. She married Ronald Biddle (born 1921 in Glossop, son of Joseph Biddle and Ruth Higginbottom) in 1948 in Glossop. They moved to Luton where Jean died on 16 May 2018.
Mary Ellen died on 1 March and was buried on 3 March 1939 at Glossop Cemetery.
John died on 3 October 1954 in Nathan House, Christie Hospital, Withington, Manchester and was buried on 7 Oct 1954 in Glossop Cemetery.

Generation Nine.

John Hadfield was born on 14 December 1902 in Glossop. Rather than enter the family business he decided he wished to work in the paper industry and joined Olive & Partington, working initially at Turn Lee before moving to the Inveresk offices in London. John was living at 14 Framfield Road, Highbury when he married Margaret Helena Smith, on 15 April 1933 in Shere Parish Church. Called Helena by her parents, she was known as Bob to most friends and family after having her hair styled in that way when it became fashionable in the 1920s. She had been born on 19 August 1898 in Kirkcudbright (daughter of John and Annie Smith). Bob's address in the marriage register was given as Cole Kitchen, Shere.
John and Bob set up home at Denecroft, Heath-way, Effingham Common, Surrey where John was recorded in the 1939 Register as being the company secretary of a private limited paper company. He served with the Auxiliary Fire Service during World War II. On his 50th birthday he received a silver vase from the Billerud BAB company.
John died on 22 December 1954 in St. Luke's Hospital, Guildford, as a result of problems following an operation. Bob continued to live at Heath-way for some years, being joined by her sister Ethel. In the 1960s they moved back to Kirkcudbright, to a new bungalow on Drumblane Strand (at the junction of Stirling Acres) which they also named Denecroft. Bob died on 2 April 1989 in Kirkcudbright and was cremated in Edinburgh

Noel Franklin Hadfield was born on 7 Oct 1914 in 17 John Street, Whitfield. After education at Glossop Grammar School he joined the family firm and trained as a cabinet maker with a view to taking over from his father and uncle John who were approaching retirement age. The second world war intervened and he served in the Royal Signals, mainly in North Africa and Italy (where he was Mentioned in Dispatches) before returning to Glossop. Because of the war the firm had not been able to regenerate so found itself with old machinery and short of capital in the face of competition from new starters such as G Plan. After Isaac died in 1952 and (uncle) John in 1954, Noel used all his capital to try to save the firm but it had to close down in 1958.
Noel married Edith Maud Farmer on 20 August 1949 in St James Church, Whitfield. She had been born on 19 July 1920 in Worcester, the daughter of Ernest John Farmer and Gertrude Maud Sanders, and baptised on 12 September 1920 in St Helen's Church, Worcester. Ernest was a glove cutter and moved his family to Glossop when the Worcester gloving industry collapsed soon after Edith was born. The rest of his working life was spent at Glossop Glove Company. He was a Councillor and Mayor of Glossop in 1962-3.
After the works closed Noel worked at Maconochie's in Hadfield as a foreman before becoming a joiner at Coolag in Whitfield in the 1960s, where he spent the rest of his working days. He and Edith were stalwarts of St Andrew's Church, Hadfield and Noel also served as secretary of the Hague Trust.
Noel died on 25 May 2002 in Tameside General Hospital and was cremated at Dukinfield on 31 May, his ashes being placed in the vault at Glossop Cemetery. Edith died on 20 September 2015 in Oakford Manor Care Home, Hadfield and was buried on 5 October 2015 in the vault at Glossop Cemetery.

Barbara Mary Hadfield was born on 31 Aug 1924 and baptised on 1 October 1924 in Glossop Parish Church. After Glossop Grammar School she enrolled at Victoria University of Manchester where she gained a BA on 20 January 1945. She subsequently worked in the Physics Department there, colleagues including Bernard Lovell and James Nuttall. Another colleague was William Henderson Ramsey. He had been born on 23 February 1922 in Antrim, Ireland. He obtained his PhD under Rosenfeld in Manchester and spent most of 1949 at Nils Bohr's institute in Copenhagen. He was a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society (elected to the Council December 1948).
Barbara and Henderson married on 25 October 1952 in Douglas Presbyterian Church, Ardstraw. Unfortunately, as well as being a brilliant scientist, Henderson had too much of a liking for the bottle. As a result he left Manchester for the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg where he divorced Barbara as she would not go with him unless he gave up alcohol. As a former colleague put it “a voluble Irishman known as Doc Ramsey, whose drinking habits had caused him to be "banished to the colonies", was given refuge in the Physics Department by Nabarro” (this was Professor Frank Nabarro). His habits finally got the better of him and he died, impoverished, on 1 January 1970 in Johannesburg.
Barbara subsequently became a teacher and moved to Buxton after she retired. She died on 28 October 2011 in Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport. Her ashes were placed in the vault at Glossop Cemetery.

The Hoyle family of Lindley, Huddersfield.

Generation One.

George Hoyle, son of Michael Hoyle, was born about 1834 in Huddersfield. He married Rebecca Wilkinson (born about 1833 in Lindley, daughter of John Wilkinson) on 17 April 1856 in Huddersfield Parish Church. They had six children:
     John Wilkinson Hoyle, born 1859 in Lindley. Died 19 June and buried 22 June 1931 in Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Lindley. He married Adah Smith (daughter of Charles Smith) on 6 April 1901 in Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Queen Street, Huddersfield.
     Frank Edward Hoyle born 8 May 1864.
     Emma R Hoyle born about 1867 in Lindley.
     Mary Hoyle born about 1870 in Lindley.
     Martha W Hoyle born about 1874 in Lindley.
     Rebecca Hoyle born about 875 in Lindley.
George died before Frank married.

Generation Two.

Frank Edward Hoyle was born on 8 May 1864 in Lindley. He was baptised on 5 December 1864 in Lindley Parish. He was living at Oakes, Lindley when he married Clara Batley (born 4 September 1863, baptized 18 March 1877 in the Wesleyan Chapel, Lindley, daughter of George Batley and Eliza Brook of Prince Royd, Lindley) on 10 July 1890 in the Wesleyan Chapel, Lindley. They had two children:
     George Frederick Hoyle born 18 September 1891.
     Lucie Hoyle born 6 November 1893.
Frank & Clara were appointed Porter and Portress of Crosland Moor Workhouse, Huddersfield on 4 December 1899. They applied for the jobs after the woollen mill which Frank managed was suddenly shut down when the family which owned it decided they were rich enough. By the time of the 1911 census they were Master & Matron of Deanhouse Workhouse, Thongsbridge near Holmfirth but subsequently took up the same jobs at Crossland Moor, where they were living when Frank died. Frank Edward Hoyle died on 23 February and was buried on 26 February 1916 at the Wesleyan Chapel, Lindley, Huddersfield.
After Frank died, Clara and Lucie moved to Glossop where Clara bought "Eastlea", 54 Sheffield Road, Glossop.
Clara died on 18 May 1941 at Ashlands, Dinting Road, Glossop. She was buried on 20 May 1941 at the Wesleyan Chapel, Lindley, Huddersfield,

Generation Three.

George Frederick Hoyle was born on 18 September 1891 in Lindley and baptised there on 6 December 1891. He became Clerk at the workhouse and later assistant workhouse master. He served in the army in World War 1 and married Annie Firth (daughter of John Firth) on 12 September 1922 at St Andrew's church, Earlsfield, Wandsworth. George and Annie had three daughters: Lilian and Mildred Hoyle, twins born in 1922, and Dorothy Hoyle born in 1926. All three were born in North Bierley, Lincolnshire.
George Frederick Hoyle died on 27 July 1936 in Wimborne, Dorset and was buried on 31 July 1936 in the Wesleyan Chapel, Lindley. His address when he died in the probate record was "Fowey", Church Road, Ferndown, Hampreston.

Lucie Hoyle was born on 6 November 1893 in Lindley and baptised there on 17 April 1898. She married Isaac Gee Hadfield on 19 March 1918 (see above).

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