Dewsnap family of Glossop.

Generation One.

Robert Dewsnap of Crosscliffe and Whitfield married Mary Dearnelley of Glossop on 15 December 1715 in Glossop. They had five identified children:
     Mary Dewsnap, baptised 11 July 1716 in Glossop.
     John Dewsnap, baptised 12 December 1717 in Glossop.
     Peter Dewsnap, baptised 12 October 1720.
     Joshua Dewsnap, baptised 3 June 1722 in Glossop.
     Robert Dewsnap born about 1726.

Generation Two.

Peter Dewsnap was baptised on 12 October 1720 in Glossop. Described in register entries as of Cowbrook and Cockroad, he had three identified children:
     Robert Dewsnap, baptised 27 September 1752 in Glossop.
     Anne Dewsnap, baptised 3 December 1755 in Glossop.
     Thomas Dewsnap, baptised 19 November 1758 in Glossop.
He had another child, not named in the register, baptised in 1761.

Robert Dewsnap was born about 1726. He was described in parish registers as of Leeshall, Coldharbour and Cowbrook, a slater and farmer. He and his wife Elizabeth, born about 1723, had six children:
     Mary Dewsnap baptised 10 March 1748.
     Martha (Matty) Dewsnap baptised 9 April 1751.
     Sally Dewsnap, baptised 12 August 1754 in Glossop.
     John Dewsnap baptised 30 March 1758.
     Thomas Dewsnap, baptised 30 March 1760 in Glossop.
     George Dewsnap, baptised 14 June 1761 in Glossop.
Elizabeth was buried on 6 June 1809 in Glossop aged 86.
Robert Dewsnap was buried on 28 November 1811 in Glossop aged 85.

Generation Three.

Mary Dewsnap was baptised on 10 March 1748 in Glossop. She married Nathan Nield, baptised 26 March 1752 in Glossop, son of Daniel Nield (see Nields of Whitfield and Hadfield), on 1 September 1776 in Glossop.

Martha (Matty) Dewsnap was baptised on 9 April 1751 in Glossop. She married Daniel Nield, born about 1749, son of Daniel Nield (see Nields of Whitfield and Hadfield), on 10 July 1770 in Glossop.

John Dewsnap was baptised on 30 March 1758 in Glossop. Of Glossop, a carpenter and joiner, he married Deborah Shaw, born about 1760 (daughter of John Shaw), on 9 July 1780 in Glossop. They had nine children:
     Mary Dewsnap born 14 December 1781.
     Luke Dewsnap born 14 June 1784.
     Betty Dewsnap, born 13 March and baptised 6 April 1787 in Glossop. She married Jasper Warhurst, son of Jesse Warhurst and Nancy Goodison (see A Warhurst family of Hadfield) on 31 December 1806 in Glossop Parish Church.
     Hannah Dewsnap, born 28 July and baptised 11 August 1789 in Glossop. She married John Allen on 3 June 1816 in Glossop. He was possibly descended from a Thomas Allen, described as an "Officer of Excise upwards of 30 years", who died on 23 March 1816 aged 74 years and is commemorated on the same MI as Valentine & Martha's son Roger.
     John Shaw Dewsnap born 2 November 1791.
     George Dewsnap born 14 March 1794.
     Charlotte Dewsnap, born 3 November and baptised 27 November 1796 in Glossop.
     Valentine Dewsnap born 14 February 1799.
     Nancy Dewsnap, born 13 February and baptised 21 March 1802 in Glossop. She married George Platt, born 25 April 1799, son of John Platt and Molly Wagstaffe (see The Platt family of Glossop) on 22 April 1823 at Glossop parish church..
Deborah died on 22 October and was buried on 26 October 1827 in Glossop, aged 67 of Shepley Mill.

Generation Four.

Mary Dewsnap was born on 14 December and baptised on 18 December 1781 in Glossop. She married Thomas Braddock, baptised 22 May 1778 at Chinley Chapel (son of John Braddock of Bugsworth), on 29 September 1801 at Mottram (by licence with the consent of her father). Thomas was described in parish registers as of Hadfield, Cowbrook, Shaw, Dinting Mill and Shepley Mill. He built nos. 119-125 High Street West in 1824 and kept a druggist shop in one of the houses. He was also a grocer and dealer in sundries. They had eleven identified children:
     Ellen Braddock, born 3 November 1802, baptised 13 February 1803 in Glossop. Listed in directories as a milliner in Green Vale.
     Mary Ann Braddock, born 8 February 1805, baptised 20 February 1805 at Hillgate Wesleyan Methodist Church, Stockport, baptised 5 November 1813 in Glossop parish church. Married her cousin, John Dewsnap (son of Luke Dewsnap and Elizabeth Nield, see below).
     Elizabeth Braddock, born 16 December 1806 baptised 18 January 1807 at Hadfield Wesleyan Methodist Church, baptised 5 November 1813 in Glossop parish church.
     John Braddock, born 28 August 1808, baptised 14 February 1809 in Glossop.
     Deborah Braddock, born 10 Jan and baptised 28 March 1811 in Glossop.
     Robert Braddock, born 3 September 1813, baptised 5 November 1813 in Glossop parish church. Took over the druggist business in Green Vale. Died at the age of 72 on 9 November 1885. According to Hamnett's notes, Old Robert was one of the best known postmen that ever lived in Glossop. Once he had a near escape from drowning, falling into the brook at the Old Cross. A postman for 34 years, he fell in Bernard Street and died immediately. He was buried on 13 December 1885 in Glossop cemetery.
     Hannah Braddock, baptised 26 March 1816 in Glossop parish church.
     Charlotte Braddock, baptised 11 May 1818 in Glossop parish church, buried 7 July 1819 at Glossop parish church aged 16 months
     Ruth Braddock, baptised 18 June 1820 in Glossop parish church.
     Thomas Braddock, baptised 10 November 1822 in Glossop parish church.
     Alfred Braddock, baptised 30 October 1824 in Glossop parish church.
Mary died aged 52 and was buried at Glossop parish church on 16 May 1833 (of Whitfield).
Thomas Braddock died aged 80 on 9 June and was buried on 13 June 1858 at Glossop parish church.

Luke Dewsnap was born on 14 June and baptised on 16 June 1784 in Glossop. A butcher, parish register entries describe him as living in Glossop, Tintwistle, Dinting and Manchester, butcher. He married his cousin, Elizabeth Nield, born 8 August 1784, daughter of Nathan Nield and Mary Dewsnap (see Nields of Whitfield and Hadfield), on 26 November 1805 in Glossop. They had seven children:
     Daniel Dewsnap, born 19 May and baptised 22 June 1806 in Glossop.
     John Dewsnap born 29 December 1807.
     Deborah Dewsnap, born 2 November and baptised 17 December 1809 in Glossop, died 18 May and buried 18 May 1824 in Glossop aged 14.
     William Dewsnap, born 3 September and baptised 22 September 1811 in Glossop, died 9 February and buried 11 February 1813 in Glossop, aged 17 months of Manchester.
     Thomas Dewsnap, baptised 19 September 1814 in Glossop.
     George Dewsnap, baptised 3 November 1816 in Glossop, buried 18 March 1817 in Glossop, aged 6 months of Manchester.
     Samuel Dewsnap, baptised 14 September 1818 in Glossop.

John Shaw Dewsnap was born on 2 November and baptised on 13 November 1791 in Glossop. Described as a stone mason, he married Elizabeth (Betty) Minakent at Manchester on 19 April 1814. They were living at Dinting toll bar, where he was recorded as a roller turner when they had twin sons, George and Robert, baptised on 11 December 1817 in Glossop.

George Dewsnap was born on 14 March and baptised on 20 March 1794 in Glossop. He was described in parish registers as of Wren nest and Cowbrook, a mechanic, carter and labourer. He and his wife Ann had three children:
     Thomas Dewsnap, baptised 24 December 1824 in Glossop, buried 29 December 1824 in Glossop, infant.
     Deborah Dewsnap, baptised 9 July 1830 in Glossop, buried 5 November 1830 in Glossop, infant of Green Vale.
     Betty Dewsnap, baptised 17 Jan 1837 in Glossop, buried 17 May 1837 in Glossop, infant.

Valentine Dewsnap was born on 14 February and baptised on 10 April 1799 in Glossop. A tailor at Milltown and Bridge end, he was also a French Horn player in the Volunteer Band. He married Martha Smith, born 21 September 1798, daughter of James Smith and Nanny Fielding (see Descendants of Jeremy Fielding of Whitfield 1721), on 11 January 1822 in Glossop. They had nine identified children:
     Luke Dewsnap, baptised 18 March 1822 in Glossop.
     Hannah Dewsnap, baptised 21 March 1824 in Glossop.
     Mary Dewsnap, baptised 14 February 1826 in Glossop. She married Samuel Hadfield, a striker of Stayley (son of Abraham Hadfield), on 16 June 1856 at St Paul's, Stayley.
     Roger Dewsnap, baptised 18 March 1828 in Glossop, died 19 May and buried 22 May 1831 in Glossop, aged 3 of Bridge end.
     George Dewsnap, baptised 3 April 1831 in Glossop.
     John Dewsnap, baptised 16 May 1833 in Glossop.
     Deborah Dewsnap, baptised 13 September 1835 in Glossop, buried 25 December 1835 in Glossop.
     Mark Dewsnap, baptised 6 May 1837 in Glossop.
     Charlotte Dewsnap, baptised 15 November 1840 in Glossop. She married George Hobson (a 30 year old tailor of Town End, Chapel en le Frith, son of Thomas Hobson, tailor) on 28 December 1869 at Chapel en le Frith parish church.

Generation Five.

Child of Luke Dewsnap.

John Dewsnap was born on 29 December and baptised on 7 February 1808 in Glossop. Parish register entries describe him as a cotton spinner living at Grove Vale (probably Green Vale mis-spelled), Littlemoor and Shepley Mill. He married his cousin Mary Ann Braddock (daughter of Mary Dewsnap and Thomas Braddock, see above) on 19 October 1829 and they had six identified children:
     Deborah Dewsnap, baptised 3 September 1830 in Glossop, buried 13 December 1834 in Glossop, aged 4 of Shepley Mill.
     Luke Dewsnap, baptised 17 September 1832 in Glossop.
     Thomas Dewsnap, baptised 21 December 1834 in Glossop, buried 12 April 1836 at Glossop parish church aged 1 year 5 months.
     Mary Elizabeth Dewsnap, baptised 5 June 1836 in Glossop. Married Mark Nield in Ashton under Lyne in 1858.
     Timothy Dewsnap, born 21 February 1840 in Glossop and baptised 23 February in Littlemoor Independent. He died on 10 April 1840, aged 7 weeks.
     Joe Dewsnap, born 6 March 1841 in Audenshaw. He married Hannah Mathers (daughter of Thomas Mathers) on 1 May 1865 in St Stephen's, Audenshaw. Joe died on 31 December 1884 at 19 Abingdon Street, Ashton under Lyne.
The family moved to Ashton under Lyne after Timothy died but before Joe was born.
The family is recorded at Ashton under Lyne in the 1841 and 1851 censuses but Mary Ann is listed as a Widow and Head of the family in 1861 (no identified record of John's death).
Mary Ann Dewsnap (widow) died on 4 May 1870 at Park Hall, Ashton under Lyne, and was buried on 8 May 1870 in Ashton under Lyne.

Child of John Shaw Dewsnap.

Robert Dewsnap was baptised on 11 December 1817 in Glossop and became a tailor. He married Martha Dewsnap, born 1 May 1816, daughter of Samuel Dewsnap and Hannah Hill (see Dewsnap family of Hargate Hill and Simmondley), on 11 December 1837 at Oldham parish church. They had four identified children:
     Deborah Dewsnap, born about 1838 in Glossop.
     John Dewsnap, born about 1842 in Glossop.
     Elizabeth Dewsnap, born about 1844 in Glossop.
     Charlotte Dewsnap, born about 1848 in Glossop.

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