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The Publican’s wife, Mary Woolley

Some names just make us smile. I have several in my family that do that for me, it’s not the stories about the people with those names that make me smile, it’s just the name itself. One of those is Henry Heap, that one works best for me with a cockney accent where the ‘h’ on Henry is silent. Another one for me is Woolley. Makes me think “soft and cuddly”, I like soft and cuddly things.

I have been familiar with the Woolley name since I was a small girl. My grandmother spoke of her grandfather John Woolley Heap and it stuck in my brain. I do not remember what she said about him, just the name. So fast forward forty years and I’m wondering, where did the name Woolley come from? Well I knew my 2x great grandfather John Woolley Heap got his middle name from his mother’s family name. So who were the “Woolley’s”

Since we start our research going backwards the 1881 UK Census, the 1871, the 1861 and then the 1851.

1851 UK Census Ashton under Lyne Lancashire

1851 UK Census
Ashton under Lyne
Lancashire 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They all had Henry’s wife as Eliza . I was pretty well convinced that it was Eliza Woolley,but no, in the 1841 UK Census Henry is living on Rassbottom Street in Ashton-under Lyne, Lancashire, and his wife is listed as Mary.

1841 UK Census Ashton under Lyne Lancashire, England

1841 UK Census
Ashton under Lyne
Lancashire, England

Mary is 10 years younger than Henry but in this census we need to remember that adults ages were rounded  off. Where as in the 1851 census Eliza is only 4 years younger then Henry. In the 1851 UK Census it had been  Eliza and Henry at the same address on Rassbottom Street. Well, when I thought she was Eliza Woolley I found her parents as Merlin (Melling?) Woolley and Hannah. Well that ‘s bogus.

But no, it’s  Mary (Woolley) Heap. After I was corrected by a 2x cousin I found  the  marriage for her and Henry Heap 10 June 1830 in Oldham  Lancashire England.

Church record of Marriage - Henry Heap and Mary Woolley

Church record of Marriage – Henry Heap and Mary Woolley

She died and was buried 28 July 1843, just two years after this census, lucky for me she had not died prior to the 1841 census. Mary Heaps parish burial records list place of abode as Rassbottom street in Ashton under Lyne. That is how I am assured that I had the correct Mary Heap, wife of Henry. Mary was 38 at the time of her death and that means that she was born about 1807. So now the question is who were Mary’s parents.

Looking at the 1841 UK Census, Henry and Mary name their first child Robert, which appears to be named for Henry’s father. Their second child is named John (Woolley) Heap, well maybe that’s a pretty great clue. I see on familysearch.org a Mary born to a John and Ann Woolley in Cheshire England. Since the 1841 census says that Mary was not born in Lancashire it is a pretty safe guess to think Mary may also be from Cheshire County, as is Henry. So now I have a possible couple for Mary’s parents. I just have to find some evidence for proof.

I did find where Henry remarries in 1845 to Eliza Stokes. I do not yet know who her Eliza’s  parents are but it is not a priority.

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52 Ancestors – Richmal Hall

My maternal 2X great grandmother had what I considered a very different name. Born Richmal Hall in 1834 to Samuel and Sarah Hall of Newton Lancashire England.

Richmal was my grandmothers middle name. I always thought it was a pretty name, and often wondered where it came from. I do not remember if grandma told me it was a family name or if I just assumed that. With the name “Richmal” I assumed it would be easy to locate records on this relative, and it was. I found in the Ashton under lyne records the baptismal record for Richmal Hall.

Baptismal Records Ashton under lyne Lancashire England

Baptismal Records
Ashton under lyne
Lancashire England

I also noted back in 2000 that there was more then one Richmal Hall born in Lancashire county England.  There was a Richmal Hall born/christened 18 October 1801 in Bury to a Samuel and Mary Hall; a Richmal Hall baptized on 6 July 1834 to James and Richmal Hall also of Bury;

When we look at Richmal Hall’s marriage record to John Woolley Heap we see that her father is Samuel Hall whose profession is listed as a Moulder. Therefore we are assured that we have the correct Richmal since the profession of her father on the above baptism record is Iron Moulder. The other Richmal’s baptized in Lancashire county had fathers that were in the cotton industry.

Marriage certificate John Woolley Heap Richmal Hall July 23 1857

Marriage certificate
John Woolley Heap
Richmal Hall
July 23 1857

I have not been able to find Richmal and her family in the 1841 or 1851 UK Census. The only possibility I have come up with is the item below.

1841  UK Census Dunkenfield

1841 UK Census Dukenfield, Stockport, Cheshire, England

Here we find a Samuel Hall about the right age and listed as an Iron Moulder. The child about the right age is Richmond who was originally listed as a female and then it was changed to male. Do you think this is our Richmal?

Once Richmal marries John Woolley Heap there are many records that document her and her family. If you look at the previous blog on John Woolley Heap you will find those records up until her death on 16 July 1888.

England and Wales National Probate Calendar Richmal Heap

England and Wales National Probate Calendar
Richmal Heap

Richmal is shown above as the wife of John Woolley Heap and late of 32 Adelside Street, Stockport in Lancashire County. Her personal estate only amounted to a little over £93.

In checking out “Google Earth” I could not come up with an Adelside Street in Stockport. Possibly the street no longer exists or has been renamed.

 

 

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 ~ # 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.

click on to enlarge

click on to enlarge

 

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 #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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