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52 Ancestors ~ #35 John Woolley Heap

John Woolley Heap was my maternal 3x great grandfather. Born in Hollingsworth, Cheshire England about 1833 to Henery Heap and Eliza Woolley.

On the 1841 UK Census for Ashton under lyne, Lancashire, England ( see: Henry Heap ) we found John at 9 years of age with his parents and two brothers; Robert (10) and Edward (6 mos.) along with possibly a uncle Edward Heap at 52 Rassbottom St.

In the 1851 UK Census the family is still at 52 Rossbottom St.  John W. is now 18 and listed as the licenced Victualis’s son. Also in the household besides Henry and his wife Eliza is Mary Heap, Henry’s sister, and his mother, Mally ( see: Henry Heap ) .

In 1857 John Woolley Heap marries Richmal Hall.

Marriage certificate John Woolley Heap Richmal Hall July 23 1857

Marriage certificate
John Woolley Heap
Richmal Hall
July 23 1857

This document shows Johns father as Henry Heap and the listed occupation is Brewer from Staley. Richmals father is Samuel Hall and he is listed as a moulder, one who cast iron moulds from Ashton. It looks like the actual signatures are shown here for John and Richmal.

 

Charles Robert Heap baptism Staleybridge, Cheshire

Charles Robert Heap baptism
Staleybridge, Cheshire

In the Parish records for St. Paul Parrish, Staeybridge, Cheshire, England we find the baptismal record for Charles Robert Heap dated July 15, 1860. His parents are listed as John Woolley Heap and Richmal . John is listed as an Inn Keeper.

So in the 1861 UK Census we find that John Woolley and Richmal are living in Staley at the Hare and Hound which may be on Mottram Rd where John is the Inn Keeper. The previous and next pages from this census show the residences are on Mottram Rd. The ones around the Hare and Hound show Boyer Fold (Bower Fold).

1861 UK Census Staley, Ceshire, England

1861 UK Census
Staley, Cheshire, England

So I did a little sleuthing on the internet this morning and found the following photo.

 

Hare and Hound Staleybridge, Cheshire photo by Arran Hamilton Summerhill

Hare and Hounds
Staleybridge, Cheshire
photo by Arran Hamilton Summerhill

Could this be their place in 1861? I found this on the internet. It is very close to the Bowerfold Football Stadium. If you click on the photo below you will see the football stadium on the right  The present day Hare and Hounds is circled in red and down and to the left is also a street called Heaps Farm Ct.. When we visited this area back in 2001, I did not have the luxury of Google Earth and so much information from the internet that is now available. We did find Heaps Farm ( see: Henry Heap ) not sure if this is the same one. Maybe next time we can check this area a little closer.

Google Earth Map

Google Earth Map

On the Census above we saw John W. Heap (28) Inn Keeper born in Cheshire, Hollingsworth, His wife Richmal (25) Shown born in Cheshire, Newton, Mary W. (2) born in Mortley and Charles R. born in Staley. Also in the household is a house servant, Kate Ellis.

In the Parish records for Staley in Cheshire, dated April 13 1862, we find the baptism for Samuel Henry Heap, son of John Woolley and Richmal Heap of Staley who are Inn Keepers .

Samuel Henry Heap baptism  St. Paul, Staley, Cheshire

Samuel Henry Heap
baptism
St. Paul, Staley, Cheshire

Looking at the marriage record above for John and Richmal we see that Samuel was Richmal’s father and Henry was John’s father. Looking at the census below Samuel is not listed. It is assumed that he did not survive childhood.

1871 UK Census Logandale Cheshire England

1871 UK Census
Logandale Cheshire England

In the 1871 UK Census we find the John Wooley Heap family in Southport, Lancashire on King Street at New Standhill Cottages. This is a move of about 40 miles from East of Manchester to the West, on the ocean. John Woolley Heap (38) listed as a Lodging House Keeper born in Cheshire, Mottram in Logdendale. His wife Richmal (35) Born in Cheshire, Newton. Their daughter Mary Woolley Heap (12) is listed as scholar born in Cheshire, Matley. Charles Robert (10), scholar  born Cheshire, Staleybridge. The latest child is Herbert Reynold Heap (3) born in Lancashire, Southport. The others in the house, on the day the census was taken, are boarders they include a Lady, a florist and a domestic servant.

In the 1881 UK Census we find John Woolley Heap (48) listed as a visitor in the home of his parents, Henry and Eliz. Heap, in Matley , Ashton under lyne, Cheshire, England. Richmal Heap is found in Southport.

1881 UK Census Southport, Lancashire, England

1881 UK Census
Southport, Lancashire, England

 

From this census we see Richmal Heap (45) Married, a lodger, living at 29 King Street, occupation is housekeeper. Also listed as Lodgers are Charles R. Heap (20) unmarried, occupation  is listed as a plumber, Herbert R. (13) listed as a scholar and Ernest (6) also a scholar. Both Herbert and Ernest are shown as born in Southport. Mary W. is not listed for she died 26 May 1873 at 15 years of age per the Southport Christ Church Parish records.

On 16 July 1888 Richmal Heap died.

England and Wales National Probate Calendar Index

England and Wales National Probate Calendar Index

From this we see that John is living at 32 Adelaide Street in Southport, Lancaster, England where he is a Lodging House Keeper.

All this information and I have lost John Woolley Heap. I can not find him in the 1891 UK Census in Southport. There is another family at 29 King Street in the 1891 census and I am unable to locate Adelaide Street in Southport. If any one can find this location I would appreciate the help. John may have died by the 1891 Census, but while I found Richmal Heaps probate notice I can find nothing for John Woolley Heap. He has left me hanging.

 

52 Ancestors #14 – Charles R. Heap Our Last to Immigrate

So this week we are looking at Charles R. Heap my maternal great grandfather.

Charles R. Heap

Charles R. Heap

 

Charles was born in Stalybridge, Cheshire England in May of 1860 to John Woolley Heap and Richmal (nee Hall) Heap.

Well in 2000 my sister and I did our due diligence in the Stalybridge area when we traveled to England for research. The Stalybridge and Ashton under Lyne area is located east of Manchester where we spent quite of bit of time. Madeleine had inquired with the local parish church long before our trip, and made arrangements for us to do on site research in Ashton under Lyne’s St. Michael and All Angels Anglican church. Wow that was one of our many highlights from that trip.

Aston Parish Church

 

Ada  Ashton under Lyne, England 2000

Ada
Ashton under Lyne, England
2000

Aston under Lyne Parish Vault 2000

Aston under Lyne Parish Vault
2000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the 1861 United Kingdom Cenesus Charles would only be about 1 year old

1861 UK Census Stalybridge, Lancashire

1861 UK Census
Stalybridge, Lancashire

In the census John W. Heap head of household is 28 years old and an Innkeeper born in Cheshire, Hollingworth. his wife Richmal is 25  and Born in Cheshire. Hollingsworth is crossed out and Newton is written there. Next it shows Mary W. age 2 born in Cheshire, Mortey.  next we have Charles R.  listed as 10 months old born in Cheshire, Stayley. Finally we have in the same household Kate Ellis a Servant who is listed as married and 22 years of age from Ireland.

1871 UK census Southport, Lancashire

1871 UK census
Southport, Lancashire

This is the 1871 UK Census where John Woolley Heap is listed as 38 years old, a Lodging House Keeper born in Cheshire Mottram in Logdendale. His wife Richmal is listed as 35 born in Cheshire, Newton. Daughter Mary Woolley Heap is now 12 an listed as a scholar born in Cheshire at Martley, followed by Charles Robt. Heap now 10 and also listed as a scholar and born in Cheshire, Staelbridge. We now see a brother of Charles a Herbert Reginald Heap just 3 years old also listed as a scholar born in Lancashire, Southport. Included in the household are three boarders, Mary Helen Mayhew (22 years of age) listed as a Lady  born in Lancashire, Liverpool, Frank Jones (24) a Florist born in London, and an Annie Jones (19) listed as a servant, birthplace unknown.

1881 UK Census Southport, Lancashire

1881 UK Census
Southport, Lancashire

Here in the 1881 Census we find Richmal Heap listed as Rachel Heap now 45 a lodger in the home of John Pennington, where her occupation is shown as Housekeeper. Included as lodgers are her sons Charles R. Heap (20) shown as a Plumber, Herbert R. Heap (13) a Scholar and a new brother Ernest Heap (6) born in Lancashire, Southport. John Wooley Heap is not here but he was later found in Ashton under Lyne as a visitor in the household of Henry Heap (80) and Eliz. Heap (77), listed as their son  at age 48.  We are now missing Charles older sister Mary Woolley Heap. I recently found that she died in 1873 at 15 years of age.

Mary W. Heap 1873 death record

Mary W. Heap
1873 burial record

In 1885 we find Charles has immigrated to the United States and marries Ada Jane Booth in Castleton, Richmond County, New York on Nov. 25.

Register of Marriages Castleton, Richmond Co., N.Y. Charles Heap

Register of Marriages
Castleton, Richmond Co., N.Y.
Charles Heap

Register of Marriages Castleton, New York Pg. 2 Ada Jane Booth

Register of Marriages
Castleton, New York
Pg. 2
Ada Jane Booth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles and Ada Heap appear in the Register of Births in the town of Castleton 4 times. Their first child a boy is born on July 23, 1886 but does not live. Next is listed Aug. 18 1888  no name is listed but we know this is our grandmother Ada Richmal Heap. In 1891 we find  an other entry on Jan, 10th. This must be Aunt May, and then in November of 1892 we find a listing for Walter Ernest Heap.

Ada Heap, Maybelle Langley Heap, and Walter Eddy Heap

Ada Heap, Maybelle Langley Heap, and Walter Eddy Heap

You can’t really see Walter in all that fur in the carriage. The house there looks like the one on Roe street in West New Brighton that was shown in an earlier post.

We also showed in an earlier post Charles Naturalization papers. He became a citizen in 1888, having arrived from England in April of 1882.

In the 1900 US census Charles is listed as a plumber the same occupation that was listed in the UK census.

1900 US Census Castleton, Richmond Co. New York

1900 US Census
Castleton, Richmond Co. New York

 

If you could read this you would see that Charles and his family live between his wife’s brothers family and her parents. This census lists that Ada Jane Booth gave birth to 5 children, three of which are living.  Have not found the other child.

In the 1910 census all the children are at home.  The family continues to be living on Roe Street and it shows 5 children born to Ada  with 3 still living. Charles is 47 and has been married 24 years. He is still listed as a plumber. I do not understand why these images are not more legible. Sorry about that, but if you click on the images you will see an enlarged image and you might be able to read the entries.

1910 US Census Castleton, Richmond Co. New York

1910 US Census
Castleton, Richmond Co. New York

In the 1920 US Census Charles and Ada have their daughter Maybelle and her husband Thomas Bush living in the house on Roe Street.

1920 US Census Castleton, Richmond Co. N.Y.

1920 US Census
Castleton, Richmond Co. N.Y.

In 1930 Charles (69) is widowed and living alone on Roe Street. Ada Jane had died March 30 1929.

 

Charles Heap with grandchildren Dorothy Dougherty, Charles, June Heap Walter Dougherty, Tom Bush, and Robert Dougherty

Charles Heap
with grandchildren
Dorothy Dougherty, Charles, June Heap
Walter Dougherty, Tom Bush, and Robert Dougherty

Charles died January 21, 1940.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

52 Ancestors: #5 – Our Closet Mystic

Since March is women’s history month I thought I should write about the women in our family for the remainder of the month.

Ada Jane Booth

Ada Jane Booth

Our maternal great grandmother was Ada Jane Booth b: 9 Oct. 1867 in New York, Her parents were Joseph Booth and Ada Jane Jones. She grew up on Staten Island, Richmond County, New York.  In the 1870 US census at the age of 3 she is found in Castleton, Richmond County, New York with her parents and 4 of her siblings.

Joseph Booth Family- 1860 US Census Richmond Co., New York page 198 Town of Castleton

Joseph Booth Family- 1870 US Census Richmond Co., New York
page 198 Town of Castleton

Ada had three older siblings George M. Booth, Walter L., William R.,and four younger siblings Isaac S., Harriet W., Charles L. and Emma L. Booth. In the 1880 US census Ada is 13 and attending school.

Ada J. married Charles R. Heap, 25 Nov. 1885 in Staten Island, Richmond County, New York.

marriage CHeap & ABooth0002

25 Nov. 1885 Charles Heap Marriage to Ada Booth, Richmond Co. Records

25 Nov. 1885 Charles Heap Marriage to Ada Booth, City of Castleton, Richmond Co., State of New York Records

Charles Heap came from Cheshire England in April of 1882

from Charles R. Heaps Naturalization papers New York Common Pleas  Sept 4, 1888

from Charles R. Heaps Naturalization papers New York Common Pleas Sept 4, 1888

In the photo below, Ada J. (Booth) is shown seated with Husband Charles, eldest daughter Ada (standing),  May (seated to the far left) and son Walter in front of his father.

Charles Heap Family about 1904

Charles Heap Family about 1904

I do not have a lot of information about our great-grandmother. Grandma Dougherty didn’t like to talk about the paranormal in front of Grandpa Dougherty who thought it was all a bunch of “hooey” and my impression was that grandma Doughertys mother was a believer.
My grandmother received a letter in 1926 from her mother that illustrates to me what was all the rage during this time period. Mystics, I do believe there are a lot of things out there we can not explain but I assume that there is an explanation that fits into the realm of the physical world. Yet being a little Irish leaves a smidget of room for speculation.

Letter to daughter 1926

Letter (pg.1) to daughter 1926

From this letter I take it that Seances, and readings were quite the thing with a group around my great grandmother. The letter reads

Dear Ada,

I know you will be anxious for this letter. Just got home from the meeting (11:30P.M.) I put your letter on the table for her to read. She took it in her hand rolled it and smoothed it.

She said for you to sit alone. This influence was not good at Mrs. U. Too much antaigensimn. The devil you saw ment evil influnce. The man taking on armor was protecting you. Your Guides. Your are very eicick and strong. She says.

Now this is what you are to do. Tell no body. But Me. (When we talk of what we get and see scatters the vibrations. And we lose) Take 15 mintuets every morning. Put a glass dish with pebbles water and a flower bulb in, any kind of flower bulb. And another one with water in it, Right along side. Making two glasses. Get finger bowls if you can. But I think any kind will do. But it must be glass. (Plain glass),  Now put a picture up on the wall, out side of your room. And try and penertate it.

Be very calm. forget every thing And watch the bulb unfold. And as it unfolds so will you. And you will see alkinds of colors, in a little while. She told me. Do you understand about the picture?

She asked me who it was so melacoly around me. I told her Uncle Gene  She said, yes Brother-In Law.  My he’s enough to drive you crazy. He’s up in the air for the least thing. He wants somebody to tell him wear he is. Whats he so meloncoly about. If he had done something for Her (Aunt Hattie) when she was here. It would of been better for him. She wouldn’t come back. She was very unhappy here And is very happy there now. Discufred her fine.

Now, if you want to any thing more. Just let me know. And I will take the question to her. But Wright it. They like hand writing best.

I am going to join class in the fall.

I hope you have luck with your house. It has been very warm today. (Hot). Pa was down to Princess Bay all day.

Walter goes away monday morning.

June and I go to Kinsburg friday. Come on and go with us. Lots of fun and swiming to.

I must get to bed now. Pa”s reading and it is now 12P.M.  Good night. Love to all from us all.

Mother.

P.S. If you don’t understand this Ask some more. Don’t go and work your self sick. This hot weather. Just let things go untill the fall.

A strange letter but quite interesting too. I’m sure Grandma did as instructed. I definitely can see her doing this. I do wonder what was going on in there lives that they were seeking answers from a mystic or physic in 1926

Ada J. (Booth) Heap, Ada (Jones) Booth, and Ada R. (Heap) Dougherty (kneeling)

Ada J. (Booth) Heap, Ada (Jones) Booth, and Ada R. (Heap) Dougherty (kneeling)

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Next week hoping for a story from my sister on Grandpa Ike Putnam.

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