|Robert's birth||11 October 1746: Robert s. of Joseph and Dorathy Hathfield bapt. at Bilton Ainsty||IGI|
|Mary's birth||28 April 1748: Mary Ward, d. of John Ward, bapt. at Bedale||IGI|
|Marriage||22 May 1773: Robert Hearfield and Mary Ward both of this parish were married in this church by banns this twenty second day of May 1773 by me J. Storey Curate. This marriage was solemnised between us Robert Hearfield Mary Ward X her mark in the presence of George Nelson, Mary Ingledew.||Northallerton PR|
|Children||24 April 1775: Edith, daughter of Mary and Robert Harefield, bapt. and buried|
22 March 1776: Mary, daughter of Mary and Robert Harefield, bapt.
1777? -- James born -- no mention in PR
23 June 1778: Robert, s. of Mary and Robert Harefield, bapt.
5 November 1782: Joseph, s. of Mary and Robert Harefield, Husbandman, bapt.
5 November 1782: Benjamin, s. of Mary and Robert Harefield, Husbandman, bapt.
|Robert's death||9 October 1818: Robert Hurfield abode Northallerton buried, aged 72, by R. Macfarlane||Northallerton PR|
|Mary's death||1830: Mary Hearfield died at Northallerton aged 82||NBI|
Comment . . . It's curious that James' birth isn't mentioned in the PR if he really is Robert and Mary's son. He said he was 30 in 1807, so born 1776/7. The dates are marginal. It's possible that they moved briefly out of the parish and then returned, of course. But if he wasn't their son, I don't know who he was.
|Mary's birth||22 March 1776: Mary, daughter of Mary and Robert Harefield, bapt.||Northallerton PR|
|Marriage||Q4 1839: George Hogg married Mary Hearfield at Northallerton.||BMD records|
|Mary Hogg||60||(head?)||Grocer||(Widow?) [with 2 lodgers]||b.Yks|
|John Hogg||35||(son?)||Ag lab||(Unmarried?)||b.Yks|
|Thomas Hogg||20||(son?)||Ag lab||(Unmarried?)||b.Yks|
Comment . . . This too is uncertain. I think that the Mary who married George Hogg was Robert and Mary's daughter (though if so she married very late in life). Incidentally, Mary's marriage is recorded TWICE (as Vol.24 p.423), once in Q4 1839, and again in 1844 - the latter entry is wrong. I suspect that the Mary Hogg in the 1841 Census is the same person - Topcliffe is just 10 miles south of Northallerton - and that the children belong to George's previous marriage. But it's all very speculative.
|Benjamin's birth||5 November 1790: Benjamin, s. of Robert Harefield bapt. at Northallerton||Northallerton PR|
|Susan's birth||Susan Shipway, d. of John and Eleanor Shipway, born 22 February 1811, bapt. 24 March at St. Giles, Cripplegate, London||IGI|
|Marriage||25 December 1837: Benjamin Hearfield, bachelor, Cabinet maker, married Susan Shipway, spinster, Gentlewoman, both of full age, at the Barbican Chapel (for Congregational Dissenters), Bishopsgate District, in the City of London. Both were living at 4, Thomas Street, Hackney Road, Shoreditch, Middlesex. Benjamin's father was Robert, a Dyer; Susan's father was John, no profession given. Witnesses: John and Ann Shipway. Clergyman: Arthur Sidman||Marriage cert|
|Susan's death||Q3 1854: Susannah Hearfield died at Shoreditch, London||BMD records|
|Benjamin's death||Q3 1861: Benjamin Hearfield died at Shoreditch, London||BMD records|
|Benjamin Hearfield||40||(head?)||Cabinet maker||(Married?)||NOT b.Mdx|
|Susannah Hearfield||30||(wife?)||Feather maker||(Married?)||b.Mdx|
|John Shipway||65||(father in law?)||Clock maker||(Married?)||b.Mdx|
|Helena Shipway||55||(mother in law?)||-||(Married?)||NOT b.Mdx|
|Ann Shipway||30||(sister in law?)||-||-||b.Mdx|
1 Orchard Place,
|Benjamin Hearfield||58||Head||Cabinet maker||Married||b.Northallerton|
|Susannah Hearfield||40||Wife||Ostrich feather maker||Married||b.St.Lukes, Mdx|
Comment . . . Benjamin left Yorkshire and settled in London! His marriage to Susannah doesn't seem to have resulted in children, though. I can't find Benjamin anywhere in the 1861 Census.