Born: 2 May 1778, Wakefield, West Riding, North Yorkshire, England
Christened: 3 Jun 1778, All Saints Parish, Wakefield, West Riding, Yorkshire, England
Died: Bef 1805, Newington, Surrey, England
The 'bit of bother' was the three Hadfield brothers, Thomas (b.1772), William (b.1776) and John (b.1778) who were in business together as 'Carriers' trading out of Wakefield and at The White Horse, Cripplegate, London. The business was dissolved on 3rd December 1804 and on 9th November 1805 Thomas & William were declared bankrupt. It also refers to John as a 'late partner' so presumably he had died between Dec 1804 and the bankruptcy, but this is something I shall try and find out. There is a reference in the London Gazette on 12th September 1809 of an application to build a canal through some land called the Ings in Wakefield owned by the late John Hadfield, so this may have been him. I can find no record of them being discharged - but they must have been as a notice of dividend to be paid in March 1812 is in the papers. Info made available by M Sellick.