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52 Ancestors ~ # 26 Henry Heap – Licensed Victualler

I am officially half way through my 52 ancestors challenge. I need to thank Amy Johnson Crow
(http://www.nostorytoosmall.com/posts/52-ancestors-challenge) for starting this challenge. It has been a great help.

This weeks ancestor is my 3x great maternal grandfather Henry Heap. For some reason I really like this name and have developed a real attachment for him. He was born about 1801 Cheshire, England and christened 5 April 1801 St George , Staleybridge, Lancashire, England.

We do not have much on Henry until the 1841 UK census. We can follow him pretty much through the England Census from 1841  until the last census 1881 prior to his death.  He was born and raised in and around Staleybridge in both Lancashire and Cheshire counties.

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In the 1841 census we find Henry Heap (40)  already married Eliza (30) (listed as Mary ) and with three children  living on Rassbottom Street in Ashton under-Lyne where he is a Publican.

1841 UK census Parish - Ashton Under-lyne Staleybridge

1841 UK census
Parish – Ashton under-Lyne
Staleybridge

 

Robert his oldest son is 10 (not born in Lancashire county), John (9), and Edward (6 months) who was born in the county of the census. Oh I forgot to mention that in the British census the adult ages are often rounded off. If the age as in Henry is listed as 40 he could be anywhere from 36-44. In this case we have his birth year as 1801 so he actually is 40. Also listed in the household is Edward Heap (30) who is probably Henrys brother  who was born in 1808 and would have been about 33 that year.

Henry Heap's Pub. 52 Rassbottom Street Staleybridge,Lancashire, England

Henry Heap’s Pub.
52 Rassbottom Street
Staleybridge,Lancashire, England

So Henry is shown on Rassbottom Street in Staleybridge. In the above census it looks like there are several boarders on the night of the census. This Photo was taken on our England trip in 2000 and our best guess where 52 Rossbottom would have been in 1841. While there we also found several abodes named Heap this or that. Below is the “Heaps Farm” which Madeleine wanted to have belonged to our family, but probably not.

Heaps Farm

Heaps Farm

In the 1851 census the family is still at 52 Rassbottom Street and Now Henry (50) is listed as a Licensed Victualler. You ask what is that?  Here is what I found (http://www.genguide.co.uk/source/Publican-Brewery-and-Licensed-Victuallers-Records-Occupations/127/)  A licensed Victualler is one who is licensed to sell food and spirits in a Public House. So now he is licensed.

1851 UK Census Staleybridge, Lancashire

1851 UK Census
Staleybridge, Lancashire

Now in the household in 1851 is  Eliza (46) formerly shown as Mary. Here we can see the county where the individuals were born. For Henry it is easily read as Cheshire, Staley. Eliza is a little harder to read. John W. (20) their son was born in Cheshire, Hollingworth and Mary (52) Henry’s sister was born in Cheshire, Staley and Mally (83) Henry’s widowed mother was born in Lancashire, Ashton under-Lyne.

In the 1861 UK census we find the family has moved back to Staley, Cheshire and are living on or near Mottram Old Road in the Shaw Bank House.

 

1861 UK Census Staley, Cheshire

1861 UK Census
Staley, Cheshire

Henry Heap (60) listed as a common brewer his wife Eliza (56) and the only other person in the household for this census is an 18 year old unmarried servant named Ann Taylor born in Derbyshire.

1871 UK Census Matley, Cheshire

1871 UK Census
Matley, Cheshire

 

Here is the 1871 UK Census with Henry Heap (70) now a Retired Brewer and Eliza (66) and they are living in Matley on Higher Tongue.

 

1881 UK Census Matley, Cheshire

1881 UK Census
Matley, Cheshire

Henry is now 80 and Eliza is 77. Their son John Woolley Heap is a visitor in their home on the night the census was taken.

 

England and Wales National Probate Calendar Index

England and Wales National Probate Calendar Index

On 7 September 1882 the will of Henry Heap was filed for probate. We are assured that this is our Henry Heap for his two sons are shown Robert Heap and John Woolley Heap. His last address is shown as Tonge House in Mottram in Longdendale Cheshire county, just down the road from Matley. He died 25 April 1882. Since his wife is not mentioned I am assuming she may have died prior to him.

52 Ancestors~ #19 Joseph Booth ~ Calico Printer

In my first blog I wrote about who we were reputed to be related to which included two infamous men with the last name of Booth. This article will follow up on what I actually discovered of our Booth ancestors. We knew the Booth family was in New York. So working backwards as good genealogist are all taught, our maternal great grandmother was Ada Jane Booth. Her father was Joseph Booth and her grandfather was Joseph L. Booth, born about 1802 in England.

So lets start at the end and work backwards.

On Joseph Booth’s Certificate of death  his father is listed as Joseph L. Booth born in England and his mother is Alice Robinson also born in England.

We know Joseph L. Booth  is buried in the Fairview Cemetery, on Staten Island, Richmond county, New York from the book Staten Island and Its People A History 1609-1933 By Charles W. Leng, BS and William T. Davis. (See the end of this blog.)

The US Census in 1880 shows the wife of Joseph L. Booth, Alice Booth (73)  living with her married daughter Alice Taylor (34) in Castleton, Richmond County New York, Alice Taylor is shown as born in Mass.

I have been unable to locate Alice and or Joseph Booth in the 1870 US Census.

The 1860 US Census  is shown below.

1860 US Census Castleton, New York

1860 US Census
Castleton, New York

Joseph Booth (58), Dye Printer born in England. Alice (52), b. England, Isacc (17) b. in Pennsylvania, Sarah (16) works in Dye house b. Pennsylvania, Alice (15) works in Dye house is shown b. New York.

Our next scrap of information is the Passenger List.

Ships passenger List

Ships passenger List

List of Manifest of all the passengers taken on board the ship Garrick Sept. 17, 1842

whereof Wm Skiddy is Master, from Liverpool Burthern 895 5/95

Another poor quality copy from old microfilm. You can see the 14th name down is Jsh. Booth (age 29) occupation (not legible) , Alice Booth (27) , Mary Ann (11), Jsh.(9), Walter (5), and Nancy (2).

The next item I was able to locate was the 1841 UK Census.

1841 UK Census Old Accrington, Lancashire

1841 UK Census
Old Accrington, Lancashire

Again I have to apologize for the poor quality on this copy. It shows Joseph Booth (35 yrs old) calico printer, his wife Alice (30) and on the next page Mary Ann (12), Walton (8) and Joseph (5), and Nancy (8 mos.).

The Unitarian Church records in Padham show the following:

Joseph Son of Joseph and Alice Booth baptized 25 March  1836 Accrington, occupation of father Printer.

Walton Son of Joseph and Alice Booth b. 23 June 1833 Accrington, occupation of father Printer.

Servetus Son of Joseph and Alice Booth b. 14 June 1831 Crowshaw Booth, occupation of father Printer.

Mary Ann Daughter of Joseph and Alice Booth b. 8 March 1829 Padaham, occupation of father Printer.

 

Church Marriage record Alice Robinson & Joseph Booth

Church Marriage record
Alice Robinson & Joseph Booth

The oldest record I have found to date for Joseph Booth is the above Unitarian church marriage record in Padham, Lancashire England. It states that;

Joseph Booth and Alice Robinson both of this township and chapelry were married in this chapel by banns on this tenth day of October in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty five by me Lanford (unledgible). This Marriage was solemnized between us (signed) Joseph L. Booth, Alice  Robinson In the presence of  (signed) Wm. Robinson and James Kelly.

It appears that they and the couple before them had the same witness and the marriage was preformed by the same person. The witness Wm. Robinson may or may not be a relative.

Lancashire was the center of the English Textile industry. There were many mills in and around this area. Many people migrated to this area from all of England to work in the Mills. With the common name of Joseph Booth it has become one of my brick walls. Booth is a very common name not only in Lancashire but also in neighboring Cheshire county.

Unitarian Church Padaham, Emgland  2000

Unitarian Church Padaham,England 
2000

When Madeleine and I were in England we tried to find the Padham Unitarian church that would have been there when Joseph and Alice were married and where all the births of their children in England are noted. But alas no luck, we did find the present church but it was closed on the day we were there and were unable to ascertain if they held the records from the 1820~ 30’s. The other missing bit is a death record for Joseph. I have Alice’s (his wife’s) death certificate but have been unable to locate Joseph’s death record. With that we might find his fathers name and his mothers maiden name.

Staten Island and Its People A History 1609-1933 By Charles W. Leng, BS and William T. Davis Vol. 1

Staten Island and Its People
A History 1609-1933 By Charles W. Leng, BS and William T. Davis
Vol. 1

The above history  may or may not be correct. We have found errors in much of the information but it was one of our starting places for information. We have often used these little biography’s for clues. Many communities have this type of book on their pioneering families. So I always like to look for them and see If there are family members in them that might give us clues.

I would love to know more about the business that Joseph L. Booth was supposedly to have started. Was it on Staten Island, in Pennsylvania where Isaac and Sarah were born, or in Mass. where Alice may or may not have been born?

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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