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The Haddlesey Family in Brant County, Ontario, Canada

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The Haddlesay Family in Skirpenbeck, Yorkshire, England

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  1. Introduction
  2. The Origin of the Surname Haddlesey
  3. George Haddlesy and Mary Beal in Skirpenbeck, Yorkshire, England
  4. Index & Personal Information Pages (GEDCOM)
  5. Legend
  6. Contact

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  4. Richardson Family in Onondaga Township, Brant County, Ontario, Canada

Introduction

Welcome to my Haddlesey family page.  This page is part of my family history website.  This page covers the ancestors and cousins of Ellen Haddlesey who married William Richardson.  If you are just arriving here for the first time then you may wish to start here.

Please Note: This page is intended only as a narrative historical overview of this family.  There is additional detailed information available for almost ever person presented on this page.  To avoid the unnecessary work of double-entering some data, the additional information can be found in the accompanying GEDCOM database.  Please make sure you click on the INDEX button at the bottom of the page so you don't miss out on potentially valuable additional information.

Acknowledgments

I fundamentally believe in the value of team research.  The research presented on this page is not mine alone.  It contains information submitted by all the fellow researchers listed below.  I am indebted to them for their generous contributions.  This page is intended as a place for researchers to freely and cooperatively share research with each other.  It would be too cumbersome a task to reference each piece of data as to which researcher it has come from.  The information shown on this page should be understood as a product of ALL of the researchers listed below.  I am merely the editor and not the sole author. - Ryk

The following people have contributed research to this project: Dr. J. David Richardson, David Drake, Pat Rogers, Brian Haddlesay.

The Origin of the Surname Haddlesey

It is believed that Haddlesay may be a contraction of "Haugh de Laci". A "haugh" is a low lying piece of flat ground on the bank of a river.  Illbert de Laci was a knight in the service of William the Conqueror in 1066.  He was granted lands and his descendant, Henry de Lacy, was an early Earl of Lincoln.  The family were forfeited in the early 12th century and restored ca. 1150.  It is suggested that the village of Haddlesey in Yorkshire may be derived from the name of a "haugh" of land owned by the De Laci family.  Whether or not this means the Haddlesay family were descended from the De Laci family is unknown.

The name can be found with multiple variant spellings, including: Haddlesay, Haddelsay, Haddlesy, Haddelsy, Haddlesey, Haddelsey, and many others.  No significance should be given to any of these variants as standardized spelling was not a common practice until the late 19th century.  You will see below, just in this branch alone there are several spelling variants within the same household.

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George Haddlesay and Mary Beal in Skirpenbeck, Yorkshire, England

George HADDLESAY was born 1759 in Yorkshire, England according to the date on his gravestone in the Skirpenbeck churchyard.  No birth record has been found for him.  However the earliest records of the surname Haddlesay (or variant) in the Skirpenbeck parish records commence with the baptisms of George's children.  This would suggest that George was born outside the parish.  George married on 7 NOV 1791 in Saint Sampson church in York, Yorkshire, England to Mary BEAL.  She was born ABT 2 MAY 1769 in Oddhouse, Skirpenbeck, Yorkshire, England as the daughter of George Beal and Anne Marshall.  George Haddlesy and Mary Beal had the following children:

  1. Has Children Ann HADDLESAY b: 21 MAY 1792 in Skirpenbeck, Yorkshire, England.  She married on 8 AUG 1815 in Skirpenbeck, Yorkshire, England to William HORSLEY b: 1791 in Yorkshire, England.  They moved to nearby Scrayingham where they owned a farm called Pasture Farm.  In 1841 Ann's younger sister, Sarah, was working at Pasture Farm as a farm servant.  Ann was widowed sometime between 1841-1851.  Ann and William had the following children:
    1. Has No Children Mary HORSLEY b: ABT 13 DEC 1815 in Scrayingham, Yorkshire, England.  She has not been found in later records.
    2. Has No Children George HORSLEY b: ABT 31 MAR 1820 in Scrayingham, Yorkshire, England.  George was living with his parents in 1841 but has not been found anywhere in England in 1851 or later.
    3. Has No Children Prof. William HORSLEY b: ABT 8 FEB 1822 in Scrayingham, Yorkshire, England.  William was working as an assistant to a Master Confectioner (candy maker) in 1851.  By 1861 he was in Manchester working as a Professor of Music.  He has not been found in later records.
    4. Has No Children Matthew HORSLEY b: ABT 20 NOV 1823 in Scrayingham, Yorkshire, England.  Matthew remained on the family farm as late as 1871.
    5. Has No Children John HORSLEY b: ABT 15 MAY 1825 in Scrayingham, Yorkshire, England.  John remained on the family farm as late as 1861.  He has not been found in later records.
    6. Has No Children Mary Ann HORSLEY b: ABT 1 OCT 1826 in Scrayingham, Yorkshire, England.  She remained on the family farm as late as 1851 after which is its presumed that she probably married.
    7. Has No Children Thomas HORSLEY b: ABT 13 JAN 1828 in Scrayingham, Yorkshire, England.  He has not been found in any census records and is presumed to have died as a child.
    8. Has No Children James HORSLEY b: ABT 13 SEP 1829 in Scrayingham, Yorkshire, England.  He has not been found in any census records and is presumed to have died as a child.
    9. Has No Children Richard HORSLEY b: ABT 16 JAN 1831 in Scrayingham, Yorkshire, England.  In 1851 he was residing in York working as an apprentice to Richard Brown, a commercial teacher.
    10. Has No Children Ellen HORSLEY b: ABT 7 APR 1833 in Scrayingham, Yorkshire, England.  She remained on the family farm as late as 1851.
    11. Has No Children Elizabeth HORSLEY b: ABT 14 APR 1835 in Scrayingham, Yorkshire, England.  She remained on the family farm as late as 1851.
  2. Has Children George HADDLESAY b: 9 SEP 1793 in Skirpenbeck, Yorkshire, England.  George married on 2 MAR 1824 in Kirby Underdale, Yorkshire, England to Jane WEATHERILL b: 1806 in Garraby, Yorkshire, England.  They initially moved to Scrayingham presumably with his sister Ann and her family.  George later moved his family before 1841 to the town of York where he worked as an agricultural labourer and general labourer.  George and Jane had the following family:
    1. Has No Children William HADDLESAY b: 1826 in Scrayingham, Yorkshire, England.  He lived with his parents as late as 1851 and worked as a cabinet maker.  He has not yet been researched in later records.
    2. Has No Children Mary Ann HADDLESAY b: 1827 in Scrayingham, Yorkshire, England.  She is not found living with her parents in 1841 and 1851, but was living with her widowed mother in York in 1861.
    3. Has No Children John HADDLESAY b: 1828 in Scrahingham, Yorkshire, England.  He has not been found in 1841 but was living with his parents in 1851 and worked as a milliner.
    4. Has No Children Sarah HADDLESAY b: 1830 in Scrayingham, Yorkshire, England. She resided with her parents as late as 1851 after which she presumably married.
    5. Has No Children Jane HADDLESAY b: 1832 in Yorkshire, England.  She resided with her parents in 1841 but has not been found in later records.  She may have married young.
    6. Has No Children Elizabeth HADDLESAY b: ABT 15 DEC 1833 in Bugthorpe, Yorkshire, England.  She resided with her widowed mother as late as 1861.
    7. Has No Children Maria HADDLESAY b: ABT 22 FEB 1846 in York, Yorkshire, England.  She resided with her widowed mother as late as 1861.
  3. Has Children Mary HADDLESY b: 27 JAN 1795 in Skirpenbeck, Yorkshire, England.  Mary was the second wife of Nathaniel Kirby (also found as Kirkby). Nathaniel had several children from a previous marriage. Nathaniel and Mary had two daughters together.  Mary married on 28 OCT 1823 to Nathaniel KIRBY b: ABT 26 MAY 1783 in Skirpenbeck, East Yorkshire, England.  They had the following children together:
    1. Has No Children Elizabeth KIRBY b: 1825 in Skirpenbeck, East Yorkshire, England
    2. Has No Children Eleanor KIRBY b: 1828 in Skirpenbeck, East Yorkshire, England.  She married in 1854 in Dunnington, Yorkshire, England to Thomas Britton WHITWELL, her aunt Jane Haddlesay's step-son from Leonard Whitwell's first marriage.
  4. Has No Children John HADDLESAY b: ABT 5 FEB 1797 in Skirpenbeck, Yorkshire, England.  In 1841 John was residing in Scoreby, Yorkshire, with his widowed mother and his sister Elizabeth. John is buried with his parents in the Skirepenbeck churchyard. His age at death is given as 52. It is believed that John never married nor had any children.
  5. Has Children Jane HADDLESY b: 24 FEB 1799 in Skirpenbeck, Yorkshire, England.  She married on 25 OCT 1832 in York, Yorkshire, England to Leonard WHITWELL b: 1800 in Dunnington, Yorkshire, England.  Leonard was previously married and had several children with his first wife.  Jane and Leonard had the following children:
    1. Has No Children George WHITWELL b: ABT 20 JAN 1833 in Gate Helmsley, Yorkshire, England
    2. Has No Children Mary WHITWELL b: 1836 in Yorkshire, England
    3. Has No Children Sarah WHITWELL b: 1838 in Yorkshire, England
    4. Has No Children Leonard WHITWELL b: ABT 6 JAN 1839 in Gate Helmsley, Yorkshire, England
    5. Has No Children James WHITWELL b: ABT 2 DEC 1840 in Gate Helmsley, Yorkshire, England
    6. Has No Children Ellin WHITWELL b: 1843 in Gate Helmsley, Yorkshire, England
  6. Has No Children Elizabeth HADDLESY b: 29 MAR 1800 in Skirpenbeck, Yorkshire, England.  According to Richardson family tradition, Elizabeth married firstly to a man named HARRIS or HARRIES, however no documentary evidence has been found to support this.  She was residing, unmarried, with her brother John in 1841.  She has not been found in 1851.  She married secondly after 1851 to her late sister Eleanor's widower, William RICHARDSON and moved to Onondaga Township, Brant County, Ontario, Canada. There are no known children from her first marriage and she had no children from her second marriage.  She is buried with her second husband William Richardson and his first wife, her sister, Ellen Haddlesay.
  7. Has Children James HADDLESAY b: 26 MAR 1803 in Skirpenbeck, Yorkshire, England.  James immigrated to Ontario, Canada sometime before 1834 and married on 3 JUN 1834 in St. Philips Anglican, Etobicoke, York, Ontario to Hannah LUND b: ABT 10 APR 1814 in Upper Helmsley, Yorkshire, England.  They moved to Whitby in Durham County, Ontario where they had the following family:
    1. Has Children George HADDLESAY b: 30 AUG 1835 in Whitby Township, Durham County, Ontario, Canada.  George was a carpenter.  He married on 23 FEB 1860 in Brant County, Ontario, Canada to Pheobe SWIFT b: 31 OCT 1838 in USA. (Some genealogies indicate that she was born in Brant county, but census records are consistent that she was born in the USA.)  They had the following children:
      1. Has No Children Mary Esther HADDLESAY b: 1865 in Burford, Brant County, Ontario.  She died as a child.
      2. Has No Children William Richard HADDLESAY b: 5 AUG 1869 in Brantford, Brant County, Ontario.  He worked as a music teacher and later moved to Alhambra, Los Angeles, California, USA.  He married Louise K. b: 21 DEC 1879 in Michigan, USA.  They had no known children.
    2. Has Children Ellen HADDLESAY b: 7 JUN 1837 in Whitby Township, Durham County, Ontario, Canada.  She married on 14 FEB 1856 in Grace Anglican Church, Milton, Halton, Ontario to George FORMAN b: MAY 1830 in New Brunswick, Canada.  They had the following children:
      1. Has No Children James Francisco FORMAN b: 16 MAR 1857 in Burford, Brant County, Ontario, Canada
      2. Has Children Sarietta FORMAN b: 15 JUN 1858 in Kelvin, Brant County, Ontario, Canada.  She moved to Michigan, USA and had descendants.
      3. Has No Children Annis Skidmore FORMAN b: 29 NOV 1860 in Kelvin, Brant County, Ontario, Canada
      4. Has No Children Hannah FORMAN b: 9 NOV 1862 in Kelvin, Brant County, Ontario, Canada
      5. Has No Children Nellie FORMAN b: 20 DEC 1870 in Stratford, Perth, Ontario, Canada
    3. Has Children William HADDLESAY b: 2 APR 1839 in Whitby Township, Durham County, Ontario, Canada.  He married on 22 DEC 1863 in Saginaw, Michigan, USA to Mary Ann DRISCOLL b: 1 JUL 1846 in Hancock County, Illinois, USA.  They had the following children:
      1. Has No Children Ella HADDLESAY b: 27 JAN 1866 in Saginaw, Michigan, USA.  She died as a teen.
      2. Has Children Albert HADDLESAY b: 29 MAR 1868 in Saginaw, Michigan, USA.  He married on 12 APR 1893 in Saginaw, Michigan, USA to Jennie SUTPHIN b: 18 MAR 1868 in New Haven, Michigan, USA.  They had the following children:
        1. Has No Children Marjorie Elizabeth HADDLESAY b: ABT 1894 in Saginaw, Michigan, USA
        2. Has Children Albert Sutphin HADDLESAY b: 21 JUL 1899 in Saginaw, Michigan, USA.  he married Beulah Elizabeth JOHNSON b: 17 FEB 1899 in Saginaw, Michigan, USA.  They had the following child:
          1. Has No Children Martha Triplett HADDLESAY b: Private
        3. Has No Children Ella HADDLESAY b: ABT 1900 in Saginaw, Michigan, USA
        4. Has No Children Helen HADDLESAY b: 1 JAN 1906 in Saginaw, Michigan, USA
        5. Has No Children David HADDLESAY b: 1 JAN 1906 in Saginaw, Michigan, USA
      3. Has No Children William HADDLESAY b: 1 JAN 1872 in Saginaw, Michigan, USA.  He died as a child.
      4. Has No Children George HADDLESAY b: 23 JUN 1874 in Saginaw, Michigan, USA.  He died as a child.
      5. Has No Children Eva HADDLESAY b: 17 MAR 1881 in Saginaw, Michigan, USA.  She never married and continued to reside in Saginaw, Michigan until her death in 1963.
      6. Has No Children Walter HADDLESAY b: 21 FEB 1884 in Saginaw, Michigan, USA.  He resided in Michigan as late as 1910 and has not been found in later records.
      7. Has No Children Charles HADDLESAY b: 3 MAR 1887 in Saginaw, Michigan, USA.  Nothing more is known of him.
  8. Has No Children Sarah HADDLESY b: 22 MAY 1805 in Skirpenbeck, Yorkshire, England.  In 1841 Sarah was working as a farm servant on her sister Ann's farm in Scrayingham, Yorkshire. Sarah has not been found in the 1851 census and is presumed to have married or died.
  9. Has Children Eleanor HADDLESEY b: 18 JUL 1807 in Skirpenbeck, Yorkshire, England.  She married on 8 MAR 1831 in Skirpenbeck, Yorkshire, England to William RICHARDSON b: 1805 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England.  However, William immigrated to Canada sometime before 1828.  It is not known how William became acquainted with Ellen, nor how it is that they came to be married back in England in her home town.  Ellen died shortly after the birth of their first child and William remained a widower until sometime after 1851.  He later married Ellen's sister Elizabeth Haddlesay.  Eleanor Haddlesay and William Richardson had the following children.  They're story is continued on the Richardson Family Page
    1. Has Children George R. RICHARDSON b: ABT 1832 in Onondaga Township, Brant County, Upper Canada Colony (Ontario), British North America
    2. Has Children William J. RICHARDSON b: ABT 1834 in Onondaga Township, Brant County, Upper Canada Colony (Ontario), British North America
    3. Has Children John RICHARDSON b: ABT 1836 in Onondaga Township, Brant County, Upper Canada Colony (Ontario), British North America
    4. Has Children James RICHARDSON b: ABT 1838 in Onondaga Township, Brant County, Upper Canada Colony (Ontario), British North America
    5. Has Children Thomas RICHARDSON b: 21 JUN 1840 in Onondaga Township, Brant County, Upper Canada Colony (Ontario), British North America
    6. Has No Children David RICHARDSON b: 1843 in Onondaga Township, Brant County, Upper Canada Colony (Ontario), British North America
    7. Has No Children Alfred RICHARDSON b: 1845 in Onondaga Township, Brant County, Upper Canada Colony (Ontario), British North America
  10. Has No Children Margaret HADDLESY b: ABT 8 JAN 1815 in Skirpenbeck, Yorkshire, England.  She has not been found in any later records and is presumed to have married prior to 1841 to an unknown man, or died young.

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  1. Where it precedes a precise date of birth, such as "ABT 3 DEC 1855", then it means that the person was baptized on 3 DEC 1795, but his/her exact date of birth is unknown.

  2. Where it precedes a semi-precise date of birth with the month only given, such as "ABT DEC 1855", then that means that the birth is recorded in the civil birth registrations for the quarter ending with that month.  Thus the person's birth was registered sometime between the beginning of October 1855 and the end of December 1855, but no baptism record has been found nor any more precise birth record.

  3. Where it precedes a year only, such as "ABT 1855", then it means that there is no information on the person's birth date at all and an educated guess has been made that he/she was probably born sometime around 1855.

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