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HADFIELDs of Eyam, Derbyshire

The following information was researched and compiled by Roger HADFIELD MA, F.R.G.S.

Eyam Register 1630-1700


A full list (including four ‘Hadfeilds’) of those who died at Eyam during the 'Great or Black Plague' can be found here



first known generation


1.  Hugh Hadfield  b.? m. Elizabeth (b.? d.1675).  bur.11Nov1664



                     i.            Thomas Hadfield  bapt.6Oct1633  d.1651

                   ii.            Anne Hadfield  bapt.21Feb1636, m.11Jun1665 Francis Townend  bur.19Jun1666 (plague)

                  iii.            (2a) John Hadfield  b.Feb1638  m.Margaret (b.?  d.?)  bur.2Aug1666 (plague)

                 iv.            Alexander Hadfield  bapt.23Jan1641  m.27Mar1665 Mary Mosley Cooper (widow)  bur.3Aug1666 (plague)

                   v.            Martha Hadfield  bapt.2Mar1645  m.4Jun1667 William Eyre  bur.1Jan1676

                 vi.            (2b) Hugh Hadfield  bapt.9Apr1648  m.1667 Mary

                vii.            Samuel Hadfield  b.1651  bur.18Apr1666 (plague)

              viii.            Thomas Hadfield  bapt.12Jul1656  m.1Nov1691 Elizabeth Sampson



1b.  John Hadfield (brother of Hugh Hadfield #1a) b.? m.1632 Jane Tabsham (b.?  d.1687), d.?



                     i.            Katherine Hadfield  bapt.1Jan1634  bur.2Apr1634

                   ii.            Joan Hadfield  bapt.15Feb1635  m.25Aug1664 Will Ashmure, d.1666

                  iii.            (2c) John Hadfield  b.Mar1638

                 iv.            Alice Hadfield  bapt? bur.30Apr1654 

                   v.            Mary Hadfield  bapt.27Feb1642  m.9Jun1672 Marshall Hoyle

                 vi.            Robert Hadfield  bapt.13May1643  bur.14Aug1666 (plague)

                vii.            Thomas Hadfield  bapt.11May1651  bur.19Jun1652



second generation


 2a. John Hadfield  b.Feb1638  m.Margaret  d.2Aug1666



                     i.            Alice Hadfield  b.?   bur.12Jul1655



2b. Hugh Hadfield  bapt.9Apr1648  m.1667 Mary



                     i.            Mary Hadfield  bapt.6Dec1672



2c. John Hadfield  b.4Feb1638  m.Joan  d.?



                     i.            Nehemiah Hadfield  bapt.31Mar1661  d.1663

                   ii.            Hezekiah Hadfield  bapt.3Mar1663  bur.20May1663

                  iii.            Elizabeth Hadfield  bapt.10May1664  bur.23Oct1665

                 iv.            Hugh Hadfield  bapt.23Dec1666  d.?

                   v.            Anne Hadfield  bapt.12Feb1671  d.?

                 vi.            Hannah Hadfield  bur.1Jan1672  d.?

                vii.            Thomas Hadfield  bapt.26Nov1676  bur.24Dec1684

              viii.            Samuel Hadfield  bapt.19Sep1680  d.?



2d. John Hadfield  b.Mar1638  m.Margaret Howson (b?  bur.26Dec1698)



                     i.            Mary Hadfield  bapt.20Dec1668  d.?

                   ii.            Alice Hadfield  bapt.22Jan1671  bur.28Apr1699

                  iii.            Robert Hadfield  bapt.3Mar1677  d.1677

                 iv.            Jane Hadfield  b.1678  d.?



Other events recorded in the Eyam register 1630 - 1700:


3 June 1648 burial - Parnell Hadfield, widow

24 April 1660 marriage - Joseph Glover of Hope and Anne Hadfield

5 September 1668 baptism - Thomas son of John HADFIELD

29 January 1675 burial - Thomas Hadfield

1680 burial - John junior

14 February 1692 baptism - Mary, daughter of John and Margaret Hadfield

3 July 1692 baptism - Martha, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Hadfield

18 March 1694 baptism - Elizabeth, daughter of John and Margaret Hadfield

21 October 1694 baptism - Anne, daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Hadfield

27 December 1696 baptism - James, son of Thomas and Elizabeth Hadfield

31 October 1697 baptism - Alice, daughter of John and Margaret Hadfield

30 December 1775 burial – John, found dead in a field near Rowland


11 March 1836 burial – Francis FRITH 63, first killed his wife Hannah 49, daughter of Joseph HATFIELD, then “destroyed himself”.