Samuel Whitehead Hearfield (b.1820 at Burley in Wharfedale)

Samuel's tree Samuel and Mary Blakeborough Samuel and Ellen John and Annie

Samuel Whitehead HEARFIELD   ==   Ellen BLAKEBOROUGH

Samuel's birthSamuel Whitehead Hearfield, s. of Samuel and Mary Hearfield, bapt. 24 December 1820 at Burley in Wharfedale IGI
Ellen's birth17 July 1822: Ellen, dau. of Richard and Anne Blakeborough, bapt. at OtleyIGI
Marriage20 September 1843: Samuel Hearfield (bachelor) of Skipton, Tallow Chandler m. Ellen Blakeborough (spinster) of Otley, by John Hart, Vicar. Witnesses: Jonathan Blakeborough, Mary Hearfield.Marriage certificate
Children16 December 1844: John s. of Samuel Hearfield, Chandler, and Ellen (formerly Blakeborough) born at SkiptonBirth certificate
Samuel's deathQ2 1878: Samuel Whitehead Hearfield died at Leeds (West) aged 57.BMD records
Ellen's deathQ3 1882: Ellen Hearfield died at Leeds aged 60BMD records
Marriage certificate
1841 Census:
John Hearfield40(head?)Farmer(Unmarried?)b.Yks
William Hearfield30(brother?)Farmer(Unmarried?)b.Yks
Mary Hearfield15(daughter?)-(Unmarried?)b.Yks
Samuel Hearfield20(brother?)Labourer(Unmarried?)b.Yks
1851 Census:
Hull Jail
Samuel Hearfield30PrisonerJourneyman Tallow ChandlerMarriedb.Burley
1851 Census:
4 Mary's Terrace, Hull
Ellen Hearfield29HeadStraw bonnet makerMarriedb.Burley
John Hearfield6Son--b.Skipton
1861 Census:
52 North St, Myton, Hull
Samuel Hearfield40HeadPork butcherMarriedb.Burley
Helen Hearfield39Wife-Marriedb.Otley
John Hearfield15Son--b.Skipton
1871 Census:
Burley Road, Leeds West
Samuel Heafield50HeadPork butcherMarriedb.Otley
Ellen Heafield48WifePork butcherMarriedb.Otley
Mark Heafield4Grandson--b.Hull
1881 Census:
71 Burley St, Leeds
Ellen Hearfield56HeadPork butcherWidowb.Otley
Mark Hearfield14GrandsonCloth finisher-b.Hull

I also found a couple of newspaper reports about Samuel and Ellen after they moved back to Leeds, concerning the Weights and Measures inspector and an unscrupulous moneylender.

Kelly's directory, 1881Mrs Ellen Hearfield, Pork butcher, 71 Burley St. (South side)

Comment . . . The story of Samuel's early life is told here.   John and Annie's son Mark went to Grimsby and became a fisherman. He later worked as a merchant seaman on Atlantic liners and may have decided to leave his ship in New York and settle in America.


Richard's birth19 April 1778: Richard, son of Roger Blakebrough, bapt. at Pately Bridge IGI
Marriage19 October 1807: Richard Blakeborough of Ripon m. Ann Jackson, spinster, at Pannal, by Licence. J. Metcalfe, ministerPannal PR
Children28 August 1808: Jane, dau. of Richard and Anne Blakeborough, bapt. at Pateley Bridge
10 December 1809: Jonathan, son of Richard and Ann Blakeborough, bapt. at Pateley Bridge
11 August 1811: Mary Jane, dau. of Richard and Anne Blakeborough, bapt. at Pateley Bridge
24 October 1817: Anne, dau. of Richard and Anne Blakeborough, bapt. at Otley
11 September 1818: Richard, son of Richard and Anne Blakeborough, bapt. at Otley
9 August 1820: Cathrine, dau. of Richard and Anne Blakeborough, bapt. at Otley
17 July 1822: Ellen, dau. of Richard and Anne Blakeborough, bapt. at Otley
18 May 1825: Maria, dau. of Richard and Ann Blakeborough, bapt. at Otley
Ann's deathQ2 1864: Ann Blakeborough died at Ripon, aged 79BMD records

1841 Census:
Market Place, Otley
Richard Blakeborough63(head?)Clock maker(Married?)b.Yks
Ann Blakeborough50(wife?)-(Married?)b.Yks
Catharine Blakeborough15(daughter?)-(Unmarried?)b.Yks
Ellen Blakeborough15(daughter?)-(Unmarried?)b.Yks
Maria Blakeborough12(daughter?)--b.Yks
Mary Blakeborough2(grand-daughter?)--b.Yks

Comment . . . The Blakeborough childrens' ages in 1841 are quite inaccurate, and must be someone's guesses. Later, Jonathan became a watchmaker like his father, and married Sarah Smith in 1835. Mary Jane in 1832 married John Greenhow, a plumber and glazier, and had lots of children. Anne married John Atkinson in 1833. Richard became a jeweller and master silversmith. He married Jane Jefferson in 1847. Catharine in 1842 married James Hanby, an auctioneer. Maria in 1867 married William Fox, a commercial traveller.

Copyright John Hearfield, 2007