Robert Hearfield (b.1746 at Bilton)

Robert's tree Robert and Mary Parents Mary James and Elizabeth Robert and Mary Benjamin and Susan

Robert HEARFIELD   ==   Mary WARD

Robert's birth11 October 1746: Robert s. of Joseph and Dorathy Hathfield bapt. at Bilton Ainsty IGI
Mary's birth28 April 1748: Mary Ward, d. of John Ward, bapt. at BedaleIGI
Marriage22 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
Children24 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.
Northallerton PR
Robert's death9 October 1818: Robert Hurfield abode Northallerton buried, aged 72, by R. MacfarlaneNorthallerton PR
Mary's death1830: Mary Hearfield died at Northallerton aged 82NBI

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 HEARFIELD   ==   George HOGG

Mary's birth22 March 1776: Mary, daughter of Mary and Robert Harefield, bapt. Northallerton PR
MarriageQ4 1839: George Hogg married Mary Hearfield at Northallerton.BMD records

1841 Census:
Mary Hogg60(head?)Grocer(Widow?)   [with 2 lodgers]b.Yks
John Hogg35(son?)Ag lab(Unmarried?)b.Yks
Thomas Hogg20(son?)Ag lab(Unmarried?)b.Yks
Brian Hogg15(son?)Tailor(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 HEARFIELD   ==   Susan SHIPWAY

Benjamin's birth5 November 1790: Benjamin, s. of Robert Harefield bapt. at Northallerton Northallerton PR
Susan's birthSusan Shipway, d. of John and Eleanor Shipway, born 22 February 1811, bapt. 24 March at St. Giles, Cripplegate, LondonIGI
Marriage25 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 SidmanMarriage cert
Susan's deathQ3 1854: Susannah Hearfield died at Shoreditch, LondonBMD records
Benjamin's deathQ3 1861: Benjamin Hearfield died at Shoreditch, LondonBMD records

1841 Census:
Orchard Place,
Tower Hamlets
Benjamin Hearfield40(head?)Cabinet maker(Married?)NOT b.Mdx
Susannah Hearfield30(wife?)Feather maker(Married?)b.Mdx
John Shipway65(father in law?)Clock maker(Married?)b.Mdx
Helena Shipway55(mother in law?)-(Married?)NOT b.Mdx
Ann Shipway30(sister in law?)--b.Mdx
Robert Shield4(nephew?)--b.Mdx
1851 Census:
1 Orchard Place,
Tower Hamlets
Benjamin Hearfield58HeadCabinet makerMarriedb.Northallerton
Susannah Hearfield40WifeOstrich feather makerMarriedb.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.

Copyright John Hearfield, 2007   . . . with thanks to Alan Mills