The Ridgways of Little Hayfield.

Generation One.

Samuel Joseph Ridgway of Little Hayfield was born about 1771. He and his wife Deborah had two sons:
     Joseph Ridgway born about 1797.
     John Ridgway.
Samuel died on 26 November and was buried on 30 November 1826. Described as of Chunal in his will and late of Little Hayfield in the probate documents.

Generation Two.

Joseph Ridgway was born about 1797. He lived at Clough Mills & Swallow Houses Mill, Little Hayfield. He married Zipporah Robinson, born 23 September 1795, daughter of Joseph Robinson and Mary Bramhall (see The Robinsons of Gnat Hole) on 17 November 1816 in Glossop. They had two children:
     Mary Ridgway born 23 February 1817.
     Samuel Joseph Ridgway, born 8 June and baptized in September 1819 in Glossop, died 1847.
Joseph Ridgway died on 3 August 1818 in Hayfield, aged 22, and was buried on 5 August 1818 in Glossop.
Zipporah died on 15 May and was buried 19 May 1826 in Glossop.

Generation Three.

Mary Ridgway was born on 23 February 1817 in Glossop. She married John Hadfield, born 2 April 1807 in Glossop, son of William Hadfield and Mary Collier (see The Hadfield family of Cowbrook) on 14 July 1847 in Glossop Parish Church.

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Last updated: 8 May 2019