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Jane Blakeley

#184, b. 1747
Jane Blakeley|b. 1747|p7.htm#i184|Benjamin Blakeley|b. 1712\nd. 1780|p6.htm#i178|Sarah Johnson|d. 1775|p6.htm#i179|William Blakeley|b. 1658/59\nd. 1745|p7.htm#i187|Mary Richardson|d. 1736|p7.htm#i188|Benjamin Johnson||p14.htm#i428||||

Relationship=6th great-aunt of Vivien Eley.
Jane Blakeley was born in 1747 at Batley. She was the daughter of Benjamin Blakeley and Sarah Johnson. Jane Blakeley was baptized on 25 December 1747 at Batley.
She married Phineas Fox, son of Phineas Fox, on 30 March 1783 at Batley.1

Children of Jane Blakeley and Phineas Fox

Citations

  1. [S1] Microfiches CMB, All Saints Batley.

Mary Blakeley

#185, b. 1750
Mary Blakeley|b. 1750|p7.htm#i185|Benjamin Blakeley|b. 1712\nd. 1780|p6.htm#i178|Sarah Johnson|d. 1775|p6.htm#i179|William Blakeley|b. 1658/59\nd. 1745|p7.htm#i187|Mary Richardson|d. 1736|p7.htm#i188|Benjamin Johnson||p14.htm#i428||||

Relationship=6th great-aunt of Vivien Eley.
Mary Blakeley was born in 1750. She was the daughter of Benjamin Blakeley and Sarah Johnson. Mary Blakeley was baptized on 21 April 1750 at Batley.
She married Francis Leake, son of Thomas Leake, on 1 June 1777 at Batley.1

Children of Mary Blakeley and Francis Leake

Citations

  1. [S1] Microfiches CMB, All Saints Batley.

Phineas Fox

#186, b. 1755, d. 14 July 1845
Phineas Fox|b. 1755\nd. 14 Jul 1845|p7.htm#i186|Phineas Fox||p88.htm#i2665||||||||||||||||
Phineas Fox was born in 1755 at Dewsbury. He was the son of Phineas Fox. Phineas Fox was baptized on 11 July 1755 at Dewsbury.1
He married Jane Blakeley, daughter of Benjamin Blakeley and Sarah Johnson, on 30 March 1783 at Batley.2
Phineas Fox witnessed the marriage of Rachel Fox and David Fox on 27 December 1830 at Batley
; Witnesses Phineas Fox, Josh Chadwick.2 He was listed in the census of 6 June 1841 at Soothill Lane, Soothill, as a clothier. Also present are Mary Fox, aged 15, relationship unknown, and an apprentice, William (Matthews?).3 Phineas Fox died on 14 July 1845 at Soothill. He was buried on 17 July 1845 at Batley ; aged 90.2

Children of Phineas Fox and Jane Blakeley

Citations

  1. [S11] Register Transcript, Dewsbury.
  2. [S1] Microfiches CMB, All Saints Batley.
  3. [S4] 1841 census: HO107 for Batley (online image) "Class: HO107; Piece 1268; Book: 12; Civil Parish: Dewsbury; County: Yorkshire; Enumeration District: 1; Folio: 5; Page: 2; Line: 19; GSU roll: 464239."

William Blakeley

#187, b. 1658/59, d. 1745
William Blakeley|b. 1658/59\nd. 1745|p7.htm#i187|John Blakeley|b. 1631|p148.htm#i4381||||William Blakeley||p148.htm#i4385|Jane Hall|b. 8 Aug 1602|p148.htm#i4386|||||||

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William Blakeley was born in 1658/59. He was the son of John Blakeley. William Blakeley was baptized on 3 April 1659 at Batley.1

William Blakeley could alternatively have been William son of Robert born 1658 who married Anne at Batley.1
William Blakeley married Anne Copley on 14 September 1684 at Batley.1
William Blakeley married Mary Richardson on 26 August 1696 at Batley.1
William Blakeley died in 1745.

Children of William Blakeley and Anne Copley

Children of William Blakeley and Mary Richardson

Citations

  1. [S1] Microfiches CMB, All Saints Batley.

Mary Richardson

#188, d. 1736

Relationship=7th great-grandmother of Vivien Eley.
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Mary Richardson married William Blakeley, son of John Blakeley, on 26 August 1696 at Batley.1
Mary Richardson died in 1736.

Children of Mary Richardson and William Blakeley

Citations

  1. [S1] Microfiches CMB, All Saints Batley.

Caleb Blakeley

#189, b. 1698, d. 1760
Caleb Blakeley|b. 1698\nd. 1760|p7.htm#i189|William Blakeley|b. 1658/59\nd. 1745|p7.htm#i187|Mary Richardson|d. 1736|p7.htm#i188|John Blakeley|b. 1631|p148.htm#i4381||||||||||

Relationship=7th great-uncle of Vivien Eley.
Caleb Blakeley was born in 1698 at Batley. He was the son of William Blakeley and Mary Richardson. Caleb Blakeley was baptized on 13 June 1698 at Parish Church, Batley.1
He married Hannah Allen on 19 November 1723 at Batley.1
Caleb Blakeley died in 1760 at Batley.

Children of Caleb Blakeley and Hannah Allen

Citations

  1. [S1] Microfiches CMB, All Saints Batley.

William Blakeley

#190, b. 1703, d. November 1704
William Blakeley|b. 1703\nd. Nov 1704|p7.htm#i190|William Blakeley|b. 1658/59\nd. 1745|p7.htm#i187|Mary Richardson|d. 1736|p7.htm#i188|John Blakeley|b. 1631|p148.htm#i4381||||||||||

Relationship=7th great-uncle of Vivien Eley.
William Blakeley was born in 1703. He was the son of William Blakeley and Mary Richardson. William Blakeley was baptized on 21 November 1703 at Batley.
He died in November 1704.

John Blakeley

#191, b. circa 1713, d. 1713
John Blakeley|b. c 1713\nd. 1713|p7.htm#i191|William Blakeley|b. 1658/59\nd. 1745|p7.htm#i187|Mary Richardson|d. 1736|p7.htm#i188|John Blakeley|b. 1631|p148.htm#i4381||||||||||

Relationship=7th great-uncle of Vivien Eley.
John Blakeley was born circa 1713. He died in 1713. He was the son of William Blakeley and Mary Richardson.

Mary Blakeley

#193, b. 1716
Mary Blakeley|b. 1716|p7.htm#i193|William Blakeley|b. 1658/59\nd. 1745|p7.htm#i187|Mary Richardson|d. 1736|p7.htm#i188|John Blakeley|b. 1631|p148.htm#i4381||||||||||

Relationship=7th great-aunt of Vivien Eley.
Mary Blakeley was born in 1716. She was the daughter of William Blakeley and Mary Richardson. Mary Blakeley was baptized on 9 September 1716 at Batley.

Hannah Allen

#194, d. 1758
Hannah Allen married Caleb Blakeley, son of William Blakeley and Mary Richardson, on 19 November 1723 at Batley.1
Hannah Allen died in 1758 at Batley. She was buried on 25 July 1758 at Batley ; as wife of Caleb Blakeley.1

Children of Hannah Allen and Caleb Blakeley

Citations

  1. [S1] Microfiches CMB, All Saints Batley.

Michael Sheard1

#195, b. 1742
Michael Sheard|b. 1742|p7.htm#i195|Jonas Sheard|b. 1713|p4.htm#i111|Dinah Kirk||p4.htm#i112|Michael Sheard|b. 1688\nd. b 1750|p39.htm#i1160|Abigail Healey|b. Sep 1688|p39.htm#i1165|Jonathan Kirk||p54.htm#i1585||||

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Descendants of Michael Sheard born 1688
Michael Sheard Michael Sheard of Batley, labourer, at births of James and Hannah. He was born in 1742 at Birstall. He was the son of Jonas Sheard and Dinah Kirk. Michael Sheard was baptized on 12 December 1742 at Birstall.2
He married Sarah Barber, daughter of Thomas Barber, on 24 May 1763 at Birstall both were recorded as minors married with consent of parents and both made their marks.2

Children of Michael Sheard and Sarah Barber

Citations

  1. [S2] BMD Transcript, Birstall, <[ ]>.
  2. [S3] Microfiches CMB, Birstall.

Sarah Barber

#196, b. 1743
Sarah Barber|b. 1743|p7.htm#i196|Thomas Barber||p44.htm#i1296||||||||||||||||

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Sarah Barber was born in 1743 at Batley. She was the daughter of Thomas Barber. Sarah Barber was baptized on 3 June 1743 at Batley.
She married Michael Sheard, son of Jonas Sheard and Dinah Kirk, on 24 May 1763 at Birstall both were recorded as minors married with consent of parents and both made their marks.1

Children of Sarah Barber and Michael Sheard

Citations

  1. [S3] Microfiches CMB, Birstall.

Dinah Sheard

#197, b. 1768
Dinah Sheard|b. 1768|p7.htm#i197|Michael Sheard|b. 1742|p7.htm#i195|Sarah Barber|b. 1743|p7.htm#i196|Jonas Sheard|b. 1713|p4.htm#i111|Dinah Kirk||p4.htm#i112|Thomas Barber||p44.htm#i1296||||

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Dinah Sheard was born in 1768. She was the daughter of Michael Sheard and Sarah Barber. Dinah Sheard was baptized on 5 June 1768 at Birstall.1
She married Wlliam Walker, son of Sarah Walker, on 13 June 1791 at Batley.2

Children of Dinah Sheard and Wlliam Walker

Citations

  1. [S2] BMD Transcript, Birstall, <[ ]>.
  2. [S1] Microfiches CMB, All Saints Batley.

Sarah Sheard

#198, b. 6 July 1777
Sarah Sheard|b. 6 Jul 1777|p7.htm#i198|Michael Sheard|b. 1742|p7.htm#i195|Sarah Barber|b. 1743|p7.htm#i196|Jonas Sheard|b. 1713|p4.htm#i111|Dinah Kirk||p4.htm#i112|Thomas Barber||p44.htm#i1296||||

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Sarah Sheard was born on 6 July 1777. She was the daughter of Michael Sheard and Sarah Barber. Sarah Sheard was baptized on 20 July 1777 at Batley.
She married John Bowling, son of Thomas Bowling, on 19 January 1796 at Batley.1
Sarah Sheard married Thomas Autey on 22 March 1801 at Batley.1

Children of Sarah Sheard and John Bowling

Children of Sarah Sheard and Thomas Autey

Citations

  1. [S1] Microfiches CMB, All Saints Batley.

Elizabeth Sheard

#199, b. 7 May 1779, d. 1850
Elizabeth Sheard|b. 7 May 1779\nd. 1850|p7.htm#i199|Michael Sheard|b. 1742|p7.htm#i195|Sarah Barber|b. 1743|p7.htm#i196|Jonas Sheard|b. 1713|p4.htm#i111|Dinah Kirk||p4.htm#i112|Thomas Barber||p44.htm#i1296||||

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Elizabeth Sheard was born on 7 May 1779 at Batley. She was the daughter of Michael Sheard and Sarah Barber. Elizabeth Sheard was baptized on 24 June 1779 at Batley.1
She married Benjamin Parr, son of Thomas Parr and Rachel Walker, on 4 July 1799 at Leeds St. Peter, Leeds.2
In the census of 6 June 1841 she was listed as the head of household at Howley Mill, Morley, as a woollen cloth manufacturer.3
Elizabeth Sheard died in 1850. She was buried on 1 September 1850 at Batley.1

Children of Elizabeth Sheard and Benjamin Parr

Citations

  1. [S1] Microfiches CMB, All Saints Batley.
  2. [S66] Transcript of Leeds St. Peter,<[ ]>.
  3. [S146] 1841 census: HO107 for Morley (online image) "Class: HO107; Piece 1267; Book: 7; Civil Parish: Morley; County: Yorkshire; Enumeration District: 1; Folio: 9; Page: 11; Line: 21; GSU roll: 464238."

Benjamin Parr

#200, b. 1 December 1781, d. 1829
Benjamin Parr|b. 1 Dec 1781\nd. 1829|p7.htm#i200|Thomas Parr|b. 1759\nd. 1832|p40.htm#i1181|Rachel Walker|b. 1760|p40.htm#i1180|Henry Parr||p51.htm#i1490||||William Walker||p51.htm#i1492||||
Benjamin Parr was born on 1 December 1781. He was the son of Thomas Parr and Rachel Walker. Benjamin Parr was baptized on 28 December 1781 at Batley.
He married Elizabeth Sheard, daughter of Michael Sheard and Sarah Barber, on 4 July 1799 at Leeds St. Peter, Leeds.1
Benjamin Parr seems to have been involved with his brother-in-law Benjamin Law in the development of machinery for the Shoddy process. He and Benjamin Law took a lease on Howley Lower Mill, or perhaps on a room there, just in Morley, for shoddy production.

Benjamin Parr was one of those mentioned in the fourth part deed of 1823 as in occupation of "that large and commodious scribbling and fulling mill lately erected" -------this on a piece of land near Rouse Mill , and mentioning appurtenances and rights to draw water from Wooler Beck to work a steam engine or engines. This must refer to Hick Lane Mill, said to have been specifically designed for the manufacture of Shoddy cloth. in 1823.
Benjamin Parr died in 1829. He was buried on 14 December 1829 at Batley ; aged 49.2

Children of Benjamin Parr and Elizabeth Sheard

Citations

  1. [S66] Transcript of Leeds St. Peter,<[ ]>.
  2. [S1] Microfiches CMB, All Saints Batley.

Lydia Sheard

#201, b. 24 September 1781, d. 1849
Lydia Sheard|b. 24 Sep 1781\nd. 1849|p7.htm#i201|Michael Sheard|b. 1742|p7.htm#i195|Sarah Barber|b. 1743|p7.htm#i196|Jonas Sheard|b. 1713|p4.htm#i111|Dinah Kirk||p4.htm#i112|Thomas Barber||p44.htm#i1296||||

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Lydia Sheard was born on 24 September 1781 at Batley. She was the daughter of Michael Sheard and Sarah Barber.
Lydia Sheard was baptized on 14 October 1781 at Batley.1
She married Benjamin Law, son of George Law and Mary Wilby, on 20 April 1801 at Leeds.2
Lydia Law was cousin to Michael Sheard who was one of those involved in the setting up of Hick Lane Mill for the making of Shoddy cloth.
In the census of 6 June 1841 she was listed as the head of household at Wall St, Heaton Norris, Stockport, with her four youngest children, Abraham, Isaac, Catherine and Rebecca. Also with her Sarah Law aged 5 who must surely be a grandaughter.3
Lydia Law died in 1849.
She was buried on 22 November 1849 at Batley ; aged 68.1

Children of Lydia Sheard and Benjamin Law

Citations

  1. [S1] Microfiches CMB, All Saints Batley.
  2. [S66] Transcript of Leeds St. Peter,<[ ]>.
  3. [S143] 1841 census for Stockport for Stockport (online image) "Class: HO107; Piece 582; Book: 1; Civil Parish: Manchester; County: Lancashire; Enumeration District: 2; Folio: 39; Page: 34; Line: 7; GSU roll: 438734."

Benjamin Law

#202, b. 1772, d. 1837
Benjamin Law|b. 1772\nd. 1837|p7.htm#i202|George Law||p52.htm#i1525|Mary Wilby||p52.htm#i1526|||||||||||||
Benjamin Law was born in 1772. He was the son of George Law and Mary Wilby.
Benjamin Law was baptized on 8 November 1772 at Birstall.1
He married Rachel Stubley, daughter of Abraham Stubley and Noah Eastwood, on 13 June 1791 at Batley.2
Rachel died in 1797 and Benjamin Law married Lydia Sheard on 20 April 1801 at Leeds.3

Shoddy

Although Law was not himself a relation, some account cannot be omitted in view of the effect of his invention on the lives of my families.

Much of what I have learnt of Benjamin comes from later accounts, but it would seem to have been in in 1807 that , on a trip to London to sell flocks, he called on a saddler who showed him a substitute for flock that he was now using for stuffing saddles. Examining this material from torn up rags, he perceived that it might have a wider use if it could be re-made into cloth.
He returned home intent on experimenting with this.4,5
22 June 1808 a partnership with two other Batley woollen manufacturers, George Newsome and John Sheard , and a London Woollen-draper, James Gunnis was dissolved by mutual consent. This could perhaps relate to his intention to develop his idea alone.6

What was new was not so much that rags could be ground up, but that the resulting product could be used to make new cloth. Law's grandson Edwin tells us that the weaver of the first shoddy piece was Mr C Stubley, understood, (in 1869) to be still alive, or have been recently.
Charles Stubley, born to Benjamins Law's first wife Rachel Stubley eight months before their marriage, so possibly his son, seems a very likely person to have assisted in the first trials of making shoddy cloth as stated by Law's grandson Edwin.
Benjamin Law is said to have set up a rag machine in a room at the Old Mill, partitioned off for secrecy, and employed a John Fenton ( later a successful manufacturer at Batley Carr) to work this.7
There was soon competition. John Burnley according to a newspaper account, set up a rag machine in his barn, worked by donkey power, and in competition with Benjamin Law's early experiments.8
Joseph Jubb is thought to have, perhaps deviously, acquired the secret of the new machines being developed for use by Law and Parr, but not patented.9
Benjamin Law and Benjamin Parr took a lease on Howley Lower Mill, or perhaps on a room there, just in Morley, for shoddy production.

A Family Tragedy

Law seems to have had some initial success, and wishing to build on this, sent his son John to America where he did welll in selling cloth. Emboldened by this, but up against both some distaste for the product and increasing rivalry at home, Law decided to send his son again, but the story goes that this was against John's wishes. Hearing off this after John's departure, Benjamin is said to have followed, but did not locate him, and indeed we do not know John's fate.
A newspaper account, again, says that
"Law, in despair, wrote to his partner, Parr, that they were ruined and that he must make the best he could of affairs in England, for that, as for himself, he never intended to see him or Batley again"

Law did indeed leave Batley, and moved to Stockport.10,8
Benjamin Law died in 1837 at Stockport. He was buried on 26 February 1837 at Batley.2

He was referred to rather vaguely by Samuel Jubb as the presumed first producer of cloth from Shoddy.11,12
In a letter to the Leeds Mercury on 3 August 1869 Edwin Law, a grandson of Benjamin Law, shows some indignation at Samuel Jubb's account of the origins of the shoddy trade, which had no clear-cut attribution to his grandfather, saying:-

"That several persons may have commenced grinding shoddy almost (as it may appear to the author after the lapse of half a century) simultaneously is not at all impossible, as many persons are more apt at appropriating the inventions of others than of finding anything out for themselves."13

Children of Benjamin Law and Rachel Stubley

Children of Benjamin Law and Lydia Sheard

Citations

  1. [S2] BMD Transcript, Birstall, <[ ]>.
  2. [S1] Microfiches CMB, All Saints Batley.
  3. [S66] Transcript of Leeds St. Peter,<[ ]>.
  4. [S58] Malcolm H Haigh History of Batley 1800-1974 "pp 11-12."
  5. [S253] The Leeds Mercury, "Letter from Law's grandson, Edwin, dated August 3rd 1869."
  6. [S250] Website The London Gazette (http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk).
  7. [S253] The Leeds Mercury, "9th March 1889, an extract from an earlier account in the "Textile Maufacturer.""
  8. [S253] The Leeds Mercury, "July 16th 1881."
  9. [S253] The Leeds Mercury, "9th March 1889."
  10. [S58] Malcolm H Haigh History of Batley 1800-1974 "p15."
  11. [S215] Defoe Journey.
  12. [S214] Samuel Jubb History of Shoddy Trade.
  13. [S253] The Leeds Mercury, "17rth August 1869."

Charles Ward

#203, b. 12 May 1799, d. 7 December 1869
Charles Ward|b. 12 May 1799\nd. 7 Dec 1869|p7.htm#i203|Samuel Ward|b. 18 Mar 1766\nd. 11 Mar 1822|p7.htm#i206|Hannah Spedding|b. 1773\nd. 20 Aug 1851|p7.htm#i207|John Ward|d. Jul 1809|p8.htm#i218|Mary (?)|b. 1739\nd. Jul 1797|p44.htm#i1300|Charles Spedding|b. 1748\nd. Mar 1819|p8.htm#i219|Mary Ellis|b. c 1752\nd. 4 Oct 1831|p8.htm#i220|

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Charles Ward was born on 12 May 1799 at Batley. He was the son of Samuel Ward and Hannah Spedding. Charles Ward was baptized on 19 May 1799 at Batley.1
He married Ann Birkby, daughter of John Birkby and Sarah Spawforth, on 11 November 1821 at Batley by licence. Witnesses were Joseph Hemingways, Jo Chadwick.1
Charles Ward married Charlotte (?) before 1841.
In the census of 6 June 1841 he was listed as the head of household at Carlinghow, Batley, as a butcher.2
In the census of 30 March 1851 he was listed as the head of household at Carlinghow Mill, Batley, as a Farmer and butcher.3
In the census of 7 April 1861 he was listed as the head of household at Carlinghow, Batley, as a Corn Miller (master employing 5 men) Mirriam Whiteley, aged 23, is a house servant.4
Charles Ward died on 7 December 1869 at age 70. He was buried on 13 December 1869.1

Children of Charles Ward and Ann Birkby

Citations

  1. [S1] Microfiches CMB, All Saints Batley.
  2. [S4] 1841 census: HO107 for Batley (online image) "Class: HO107; Piece 1267; Book: 6; Civil Parish: Batley; County: Yorkshire; Enumeration District: 11; Folio: 27; Page: 5; Line: 23; GSU roll: 464238."
  3. [S5] 1851 census for Batley (online image) "Class: HO107; Piece: 2322; Folio: 477; Page: 11; GSU roll: 87553-87554."
  4. [S6] 1861 census RG9 for Batley (online image) "Class: RG9; Piece: 3401; Folio: 78; Page: 2; GSU roll: 543126."

Ann Birkby

#204, b. 18 April 1797, d. 4 February 1837
Ann Birkby|b. 18 Apr 1797\nd. 4 Feb 1837|p7.htm#i204|John Birkby|b. 2 May 1760|p293.htm#i8151|Sarah Spawforth|b. 1 Mar 1773\nd. 21 Apr 1815|p293.htm#i8152|Samuel Birkby||p293.htm#i8154||||James Spawforth|b. 25 Oct 1741\nd. 30 May 1804|p293.htm#i8155|Ann Tetley|b. 18 Dec 1748\nd. 1 Aug 1812|p293.htm#i8157|

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Ann Birkby was also known as Hannah Birkby. She was born on 18 April 1797 at Morley.1 She was the daughter of John Birkby and Sarah Spawforth. Ann Birkby was baptized on 26 April 1797 at Batley as duaghter of John Birkby farmer son of Samuel by Sarah his wife daughter of James Spawforth.1
She married Charles Ward, son of Samuel Ward and Hannah Spedding, on 11 November 1821 at Batley by licence. Witnesses were Joseph Hemingways, Jo Chadwick.1
Ann Birkby died on 4 February 1837 at age 39. She was buried on 8 February 1837 at Batley ; aged 39.1

Children of Ann Birkby and Charles Ward

Citations

  1. [S1] Microfiches CMB, All Saints Batley.

Samuel Ward

#205, b. 1822, d. 17 May 1847
Samuel Ward|b. 1822\nd. 17 May 1847|p7.htm#i205|Charles Ward|b. 12 May 1799\nd. 7 Dec 1869|p7.htm#i203|Ann Birkby|b. 18 Apr 1797\nd. 4 Feb 1837|p7.htm#i204|Samuel Ward|b. 18 Mar 1766\nd. 11 Mar 1822|p7.htm#i206|Hannah Spedding|b. 1773\nd. 20 Aug 1851|p7.htm#i207|John Birkby|b. 2 May 1760|p293.htm#i8151|Sarah Spawforth|b. 1 Mar 1773\nd. 21 Apr 1815|p293.htm#i8152|

Relationship=3rd great-uncle of Vivien Eley.
Samuel Ward was born in 1822 at Batley. He was the son of Charles Ward and Ann Birkby. Samuel Ward was baptized on 17 October 1822 at Batley.
In the census of 6 June 1841 he was listed as the son of Charles Ward at Carlinghow, Batley.1
Samuel Ward married Ann Greaves on 2 June 1844 at Dewsbury.2
Samuel Ward married Jane Talbot Ibberson, daughter of William Ibberson and Hannah Blakeley, on 31 March 1845 at Batley.3
Samuel Ward died on 17 May 1847. He was buried on 18 May 1847 at Batley.3

Child of Samuel Ward and Jane Talbot Ibberson

Citations

  1. [S4] 1841 census: HO107 for Batley (online image) "Class: HO107; Piece 1267; Book: 6; Civil Parish: Batley; County: Yorkshire; Enumeration District: 11; Folio: 27; Page: 5; Line: 23; GSU roll: 464238."
  2. [S253] The Leeds Mercury, "8th June 1844."
  3. [S1] Microfiches CMB, All Saints Batley.

Samuel Ward

#206, b. 18 March 1766, d. 11 March 1822
Samuel Ward|b. 18 Mar 1766\nd. 11 Mar 1822|p7.htm#i206|John Ward|d. Jul 1809|p8.htm#i218|Mary (?)|b. 1739\nd. Jul 1797|p44.htm#i1300|||||||||||||

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Samuel Ward was born on 18 March 1766 at Batley. He was the son of John Ward and Mary (?). Samuel Ward was baptized on 20 April 1766 at Batley.
He was identified in 1787 1ndenture as eldest son and heir apparent of John Ward, yeoman.
He married Hannah Spedding, daughter of Charles Spedding and Mary Ellis, on 2 August 1798 at Batley.1
Samuel Ward died on 11 March 1822 at age 55.2 He was buried on 14 March 1822 at Batley ; aged 56.1

Children of Samuel Ward and Hannah Spedding

Citations

  1. [S1] Microfiches CMB, All Saints Batley.
  2. [S24] Monumental Inscription (Batley All Saints).

Hannah Spedding

#207, b. 1773, d. 20 August 1851
Hannah Spedding|b. 1773\nd. 20 Aug 1851|p7.htm#i207|Charles Spedding|b. 1748\nd. Mar 1819|p8.htm#i219|Mary Ellis|b. c 1752\nd. 4 Oct 1831|p8.htm#i220|Robert Spedding|b. c 1708\nd. Sep 1773|p8.htm#i231||||John Ellis||p42.htm#i1240||||

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Hannah Spedding was born in 1773 at Batley. She was the daughter of Charles Spedding and Mary Ellis. Hannah Spedding was baptized on 26 December 1773 at Batley.1
She married Samuel Ward, son of John Ward and Mary (?), on 2 August 1798 at Batley.1
In the census of 6 June 1841 she was listed as the head of household at Havercroft, Batley, as a farmer.2
In the census of 30 March 1851 she was listed as the head of household at 185 Commercial St, Batley, Farmer aged 76 of (number not filled in) acres employing 1 farm labourer and one house servant.3
Hannah Spedding died on 20 August 1851.4

Children of Hannah Spedding and Samuel Ward

Citations

  1. [S1] Microfiches CMB, All Saints Batley.
  2. [S4] 1841 census: HO107 for Batley (online image) "Class: HO107; Piece 1267; Book: 5; Civil Parish: Batley; County: Yorkshire; Enumeration District: 7; Folio: 4; Page: 1; Line: 1; GSU roll: 464238."
  3. [S5] 1851 census for Batley (online image) "Class: HO107; Piece: 2322; Folio: ; Page: 1; GSU roll: 87553-87554."
  4. [S24] Monumental Inscription (Batley All Saints).

John Ward

#208, b. September 1800, d. 16 May 1877
John Ward|b. Sep 1800\nd. 16 May 1877|p7.htm#i208|Samuel Ward|b. 18 Mar 1766\nd. 11 Mar 1822|p7.htm#i206|Hannah Spedding|b. 1773\nd. 20 Aug 1851|p7.htm#i207|John Ward|d. Jul 1809|p8.htm#i218|Mary (?)|b. 1739\nd. Jul 1797|p44.htm#i1300|Charles Spedding|b. 1748\nd. Mar 1819|p8.htm#i219|Mary Ellis|b. c 1752\nd. 4 Oct 1831|p8.htm#i220|

Relationship=4th great-uncle of Vivien Eley.
John Ward was born in September 1800. He was the son of Samuel Ward and Hannah Spedding. John Ward was baptized on 11 September 1800.
John Ward also went by the name of Jacky Ward.
John Ward married Sarah (?).
In the census of 6 June 1841 he was listed as the head of household at Havercroft, Batley, as a grocer.1
In the census of 30 March 1851 he was listed as the head of household at 43 J Ward's Hill, Batley, a corn dealer and grocer.2
In the census of 7 April 1861 he was listed as the head of household at Senior's buildings, Batley, a gardener and farmer.3
He was listed in the census of 2 April 1871 at Park Road Farm, Batley, as a farmer.4 John Ward died on 16 May 1877 at age 76; described on gravestone as of Park Road Farm, Batley.5
John Ward must be the "Jacky Ward who Isaac Binns says kept a greengrocers shop in the corner of an old laithe (barn) in Ward's Hill, and his son Jonas assisted him. Isaac says:-

"There have been some stirring times in this old shanty, and all the practical jokes of the district at one time had their origin here. From here many a party started bent on mischief, and many a scheme was concocted in this old building to annoy the old or young who had displeased one or other of the party who met here. Many an expedition of mummers has set off from here, and many a "raptapping" foray made from the old building."6

Children of John Ward and Sarah (?)

Citations

  1. [S4] 1841 census: HO107 for Batley (online image) "Class: HO107; Piece 1267; Book: 5; Civil Parish: Batley; County: Yorkshire; Enumeration District: 7; Folio: 6; Page: 5; Line: 22; GSU roll: 464238."
  2. [S5] 1851 census for Batley (online image) "Class: HO107; Piece: 2322; Folio: 324; Page: 9; GSU roll: 87553-87554."
  3. [S6] 1861 census RG9 for Batley (online image) "Class: RG9; Piece: 3401; Folio: 17; Page: 30; GSU roll: 543126."
  4. [S7] 1871 census RG10 for Batley (online image) "Class: RG10; Piece: 4583; Folio: 12; Page: 18; GSU roll: 847145."
  5. [S25] MI, Batley Cemetery.
  6. [S110] Isaac Binns (published anonymously) From Village to Town.

Joseph Ward

#209, b. 21 February 1802
Joseph Ward|b. 21 Feb 1802|p7.htm#i209|Samuel Ward|b. 18 Mar 1766\nd. 11 Mar 1822|p7.htm#i206|Hannah Spedding|b. 1773\nd. 20 Aug 1851|p7.htm#i207|John Ward|d. Jul 1809|p8.htm#i218|Mary (?)|b. 1739\nd. Jul 1797|p44.htm#i1300|Charles Spedding|b. 1748\nd. Mar 1819|p8.htm#i219|Mary Ellis|b. c 1752\nd. 4 Oct 1831|p8.htm#i220|

Relationship=4th great-uncle of Vivien Eley.
Joseph Ward was born on 21 February 1802. He was the son of Samuel Ward and Hannah Spedding. Joseph Ward was baptized on 21 March 1802 at Batley.
In the census of 30 March 1851 he was listed as a linen draper the son of Hannah Ward at 185 Commercial St, Batley.1

Citations

  1. [S5] 1851 census for Batley (online image) "Class: HO107; Piece: 2322; Folio: ; Page: 1; GSU roll: 87553-87554."
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