The Families of the 1800s – incomers from across the UK and Ireland

A Century by Century Summary Guide

 The 1800s: Incomers from Across the UK and Ireland

Hailing from Ireland, the Baileys, occasionally spelt as the Beeleys, came to Stoney Middleton in the 1800s to work in area factories.  They later married into the Hancock and Lomas families.  George Bailey was among Stoney Middletonite war dead in World War I.

The Bettneys (also spelt Betney) originated in the parish of Great Longstone, where they had been living since at least the reign of James I of England and VI of Scotland.  The first Bettney recorded, Richard (c. 1611-1678) had a grandson, James Bettney, who married Mary Furness of Foolow and then himself lived with Mary at Foolow.  James’s nephew, Joseph Bettney (1732-1777) was the ancestor of all the later Bettneys and Betneys at Calver and Stoney Middleton after his 1764 marriage at Baslow to Elizabeth Cawdwell (d. 1809).  From the later 1700s well into the twentieth century, the Bettneys were based in Calver.  In the late 1800s, a branch of the Bettneys became connected in Stoney Middleton after the marriage of Henry Bettney junior of Calver to Emma Hallam of Stoney Middleton.  This writer has done considerable research on the Bettneys, spurred on by a Hallam family recollection that “we were related to Juddy Bettney of Stoney Middleton” (n.b., actually of Calver), a reference to George Henry Bettney, Henry and Emma (Hallam) Bettney’s eldest son.

The defining incomers of the 19th century at Stoney Middleton were probably the  Heginbothams, who came from Great Longstone and who became fixtures at Stoney Middleton in the early 1800s when Henry Heginbotham married Hannah Hancock of Stoney Middleton. The Heginbothams were the third prominent shoemaking dynasty at Stoney Middleton, and though much newer in town than the Cockers, they were the first shoemaking family to achieve notoriety.  Joseph Heginbotham was the family’s most famous representative, and was very active in local civic affairs, in addition to creating his shoemaking company with his sons.  Joseph’s 1911 death made newspapers and his funeral at St. Martin’s was one of the largest in the village for years.  Joseph married Caroline Gillatt of Eyam, and their large brood of children were ancestors of many local families, including the Halls and one branch of the Mycock family.  Ms. Jane Austin has gathered much helpful information on the Heginbothams.

Also from Ireland, the Dohertys, sometimes spelt as the Doughtys, married into the Swift family, among others, and also into the Baggaley family at Calver, and were present in the Stoney area until at least the early 1900s.  The Parkers were founded at Stoney Middleton by a widowed mother from Ireland, Elizabeth, who had a number of children.  Elizabeth married secondly Ezra Cocker of Stoney Middleton, the widower of Judith Timperley, and Elizabeth’s daughter, Ann Parker, married Ezra’s nephew, Samuel Cocker, as his first wife, and had a number  of children.  Another daughter married into the Handley family at Stoney Middleton.

Another important family to arrive in Stoney in the 1800s were the Jacksons, besom, i.e., broom, makers from Sussex.  The Jacksons married thoroughly into area Stoney Middleton families, forming alliances with the Barber, Hancock, Sellers, and Timperley families, among others.  They favoured names such as Thomas and George, but also the colorful Stonewall, presumably in honor of the American Civil War Confederate general, Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson (1824-1863).  Several Jacksons numbered among Stoney Middleton’s World War I dead.  The Jacksons were accompanied by another Sussex family, the Jupps, with whom they intermarried, though the Jupps were not nearly as numerous as were the Jacksons.  Ms. Jane Austin’s research has documented the Jacksons, the Jupps, and their Sussex origins extensively.

In addition to the Baileys, Dohertys, and Parkers, the 1800s also saw influxes of other Irish families , including the Austail, Carnall, Cullinane, Gerraty, Kennedy, McKinley, Murphy, Nugent, and Scivelle families) as well as several Scottish families, including the Bruce/Bryce family who married into the Booth and the Timperley families of Stoney Middleton, and the Jamiesons, whose men favoured the names Gilbert and Alexander, who married into the Mason and Cocker families,  and who later emigrated from England to the USA.  Mr. Daryl Hagberg has done an excellent study of the Jamiesons at his own website online.

The Wyatts were from Foolow.  Two brothers, George and John Wyatt, arrived in Stoney Middleton in the early 1800s.  John’s first wife was Ann Barnsley of Stoney; his second incomer Mary Cope–none of his children by either wife survived.  George Wyatt married Grace Marsden of the parish of Eyam; of their many children, only their daughter Ann Wyatt remained local at Stoney Middleton and married Thomas Goddard of Stoney.   Thomas and Ann (Wyatt) Goddard’s only child, Mary Goddard, married firstly Joseph Hancock, butcher, of Stoney Middleton, then upon widowhood, remarried to Peter John Hallam of Stoney Middleton.  She left numerous descendants, including many noteworthy village denizens of late twentieth  century Stoney Middleton.  So the Wyatts continue on in the village under many other surnames.  Another Wyatt, Joseph, married Margaret White of Baslow; their six children were all baptised at Stoney Middleton; though only one, Millicent Wyatt, survived.  Millicent married Sampson Jones of Mansfield at Sheffield and lived thereafter at Rotherham, where her five daughters were born.  The expert on the Wyatts is their descendant, Ms. Janet M. Kirk, nee Hancock, who kindly supplied the above details for inclusion in this essay.

Among the smaller families also moving to Stoney Middleton in the 1800s were:

  • the Andrews of Smalldale in the parish of Hope (who married into the Goddard family),
  • several families of Barkers, from several different locales in Derbyshire
  • the Barnes of Eyam, mostly blacksmiths by trade (remarkable for their  children whose given names almost always began with the letter “F”),
  • the Carters of Highlow in the parish of Hathersage (who married into the Chapman family, among others), and who favoured the men’s names Edward and Jeremiah,
  • the Claytons of Peak Forest (who married into the Furness and Mason families at Stoney Middleton),
  • the Eidsons from Buler and Greenhowhill, Yorkshire (who married into the Goddard family, among others),
  • the Goodwins from Monyash (who married into the Hallam and Gregory families),
  • the Hodgkinsons of Winster (who married into the Barber and Hallam families),
  • the Mackwells aka Mackrills from the village of Greenhowhill in Yorkshire), who married into the Swift and Goodwin families, among others,
  • the Maddocks, aka Maddox, family of Wem, Shropshire (who married into the Rowland family of Foolow, then settled at Stoney Middleton and married into the Hallams and the Cockers there),
  • one branch of the (very numerous) Marples family of Baslow (Isaac Marples and family–Mr. Rodney B. Marples is the world expert on the Marples of Baslow).  The Marples men were often called Isaac and William, and the women Ann, Mary, and the unusual Olinda.
  • the Mothersills of Wetherby, Yorkshire (the first of whom, John, had a wife from Ireland,  and the second of whom, William, married into the Mason family and left thereafter for Dronfield, Derbyshire, and then to Workington, Cumberland).  Mr. Ted Ormiston, a Mason and Mothersill descendant, has done an excellent Mothersill family tree on
  • the Mycocks of Hazel Grove, Cheshire (who married into the Goddard and Hinch families),
  • the Pinders from Totley near Sheffield (who married into the Mason family),
  • the Pursgloves from Eyam (who married into the Chapman family, among others),
  • the Rains ( also spelt Raynes and Range) family of Middleton by Wirksworth (who married into the Sellers family, among others),
  • the Rays (who married into the Cocker and Gregory families  of Calver and Stoney Middleton, and the last of whom in Stoney, James Ray, later married Elizabeth (Bray) Walker, the Peak Forest-born widow of George Walker of Stoney Middleton), before moving the family to the Manchester area),
  • the Robinsons of Wardlow (who married into the Heginbotham family and later the Bonsall family), and who favoured the men’s names Jasper, Francis, and James, and who often used the women’s names Annie, Clara, Emma, and Eda),
  • the Slaters from Youlgreave (who married into the Hancock family), and
  • the Wall family from Calver and Youlgreave (who married into the Masons, among other local families, and  who favoured the men’s names David, George, and Benjamin).


  • Steve Milner says:

    My father Dennis Stanley Milner recently passed away. His parents were Ben and Mildred Milner nee hancock. mildreds brothers both married into the Jackson family. I have a number of old family photographs one of which Marriage of John Staniforth and Margaret Jackson has been published by Ms Jane Austin mentioned in this article. Could she contact me so we can share information

  • Dorothy Howlett says:

    Having been born and bred in Bingley, living very close to Milners Field, I am astonished by this important history that seems to have passed me by until recently when I have been researching my family history.
    The branch of family, Halliday, owned a farm at Milners field, some 43 acres, which I have recently discovered. I am interested if anyone has heard of them and where I might find out more about them. (Pre 1841 census is very sketchy).
    I also went to Bingley Grammar School in the 1960’s where one of the ‘houses’ was, probably still is, called Milner.

  • val cooper says:

    I was interested to read about my ancestors the Jackson in the above article. Have been trying to find the research carried out by jane Austin without success can you help. thanks

  • Glenn Trezza says:

    Hi, Ms Cooper,
    I don’t believe that Ms. Austin has published her work online. Not sure how often she checks this site, though she knows of it. If there’s an email address you’d be comfortable leaving, I can pass on same to Jane to see if she’s able to reply. Best, Glenn T.

  • val cooper says:

    thanks for reply Glen would be happy for you to pass on my email address to jane.

  • Glenn Trezza says:

    Hi, Ms. Cooper,
    I’ve asked, and Ms. Austin is fine with communicating with you. I just don’t know if either of you would want your email posted publicly on this website in comments back and forth that others see. I’m asking Colin and Alison Hall if there’s a way to get email address information without it having to be publicly available. Will keep you posted about same.
    Best, Glenn Trezza

    • Glenn Trezza says:

      Hi, Ms. Cooper, I am waiting to hear back from the website’s administrators and tech support people re: my inquiry about whether there’s a way to pass your email on to Ms. Austin or to pass hers on to you without having to make same publicly available (Jane tells me she’s fine with your having her email, too, but I am still trying to find out how to do so in a way that respects correspondents’ privacy). I will keep you posted about safest ways to get the two of you in touch. Cordially, Glenn Trezza

  • Glenn Trezza says:

    Hi, Ms. Cooper. The website administrators suggest that you email them on the “Contact Us” option on the website and leave them your email address, which they’ll then give to me and I in turn will pass on to Ms. Jane Austin, so that you and Jane can be in touch.
    Best wishes, Glenn Trezza

  • Helen B Hughes nee Cocker says:

    Does anyone have a Cocker family tree?

    • Peter Cocker says:

      I have just spotted your request dated 2016 and am trying to research the movement of the various Cocker family groups and how they might join together so I may have something that can assist you. If you would kindly supply some more information of your particular family such as n ames, dates, places of residence and any adjoining families that you may be aware of.
      Kind regards

  • Ina Thompson says:

    You mention the Hallam family, from which I am a descendent (Stoney Middleton). I believe you visited George Hallam and his sister, Muriel. I would be very interested in any information you may have about the family.

  • Christine Franzen says:

    I am very interested in your comments on the Bettneys and your research on Stoney Middleton. My husband and I live in New Zealand. He is descended from Joseph Bettney (1732-77) and Elizabeth Cawdell through the Baslow branch: their son James Betney (1768-1837) married Mary Twigg (1777-1844) and had a son Joseph (1798-1880) who married Martha Lomas. Joseph (1798-1880) is my husband’s great-great-grandfather. Interestingly he was Toll Collector in Stoney Middleton in the 1841 census when my husband’s great-grandmother, Hannah, was 8. You said you have done considerable research on the Bettneys, and I wonder if it is accessible? many thanks, Christine

  • Angela Unwin nee Bettney from Stoney Middleton says:

    Do you have a book published about your information? This year I’m hoping to start researching my family, Bettney’s from Stoney/Calver. Called in at the Cafe and found my Grandfather, Grandmother, Father and Uncle in one of the photographs on the board. Thank you for sharing.

    • Colin Hall says:

      Yes we have a book for sale in the Cupola Visitor Centre

    • Glenn Robert Trezza says:

      Hi, Ms. Unwin,
      The first Bettneys in the Darwent/Hope Valleys area show up in Great Longstone in the early/mid-1600s. One of them “immigrated” to Calver eventually and all the of the later Bettneys in Stoney and Calver descend from that first Bettney who left Great Longstone for Calver. I’ve traced most of the Bettney lines through at least the 1800s, and I have Bettney-descended cousins of my own through the marriage of my great-granddad Hallam’s first cousin, Emma Hallam of Stoney Middleton, to Henry Bettney of Calver. If there’s anything I can help you look up, please let me know. Cordially, Dr. Glenn Trezza

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