Mitford and Midford

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MITFORD
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MIDFORD
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Cheshire Branch
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Fiona J. Mitford
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PREFACE
This large contingency baffled the author for some time, well at least four years or so, and can accurately be
placed in the main now [28 Sep 2006], thanks to assistance from Joanna WELCH, Sylvia MIDFORD [nee
CAPPER] and a few other good cousins. Working on naming patterns, it undoubtedly derived from the
Seghill branch, with a close association with the Hexham Branch. Combined with three vital bits of
information: [1] A piece (soup bowl) of the Wedgwood dinner service commissioned by George MITFORD
M.D, (1760-1842), (father of the illustrious Mary Russell MITFORD, Authoress & Playwright), was still in
possession of family members until quite recently - the haze will lift later … and [2] the inclusion of Blackett as
a forename – distinctly attributable to the Seghill branch through the marriage in 1669 of Robert MIDFORD
(1645-1714), of Seghill (1645-1713), to Christian BLACKETT (1651-1716),1 y.d. of Sir William
BLACKETT, Bart. In the end, the various families were painstakingly examined and grouped by known facts
from Chester BMD Record, GRO (1837-1950), the 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891 & 1901 Censes, IGI Entries and
other sources; [3] That Francis MIDFORD (1700-), born at Seaton Delaval, s.o. Michael MITFORD (1675>1717) by Elizabeth BLAKE (1676-1766) [d.o. Sir Francis BLAKE, Bart.], was not the one who married
Margaret YARDLEY in 1761, as it was stated he was a forty years old widower, so we can deduce that
Francis MIDFORD Jnr was born about 1721.
The only other Francis’ recorded born about this time were Francis, s.o. Robert MITFORD and Jane
MARLEY, chr. at Morpeth in 1693; and the next Francis born 1722 to Dr. George MITFORD and Elizabeth
PASTON at Hexham, and quite closely related to the MITFORD of Seghill branch, however unless he was
living a double life, he is accounted for and often recorded at Hexham, such as he m. 30 Jun 1756, Jane
GRAHAM (1724-1765),2 daughter of the Rev William GRAHAM, Curate of Hexham; and he was one of two
Medical Officers who treated the wounded rioters of The Hexham Massacre of 1761.3
It is likely that our Francis Snr was in London when Francis Jnr, was born, as it is almost certainly this Francis
Snr who was apprenticed on 10 Jan 1716 to Samuel HOLMES of London, Citizen & Stationer, for the
premium of £55 0s 0d – a hefty figure in those days, c. £6k at today’s money,4 when the average apprenticeship
was £30. 8s. for the period 1710-1777.5 Certainly, his age would be right at about 15 years old.
Originally in this space I had a note to Joanna, probably worth preserving as a footnote.6 I was partly correct in
the hypothesis, in that there was another Francis (c1721-), born to Francis (1700-), presumably with Miss
OGLE, as substantiated by the letter from William MITFORD (1844-1918+), to Joanna’s grandfather, Daniel
IGI Chr Ref: P004351; 0095017-018 & 0847912-913; 6900320, on 16 Apr 1651 at St Nicholas, Newcastle upon Tyne.
IGI Ref: P000642, SCN: 0094998.
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The other M.O. working with Francis was Thomas ORD. This Rebellion occurred on 9 Mar 1761, also known as the Hexham Massacre or the ‘Late
Dangerous Insurrection’, one of the most serious civil disturbances in British history, when fifty-one people died in Hexham Market Place, mainly
civilians - but for two militiamen, dissenting against recruitment into the local Militia. Two of which were ‘women with child,’ Sarah CARTER and
Thomas LEVESTONE’S wife, both of Hexham. In 1757 the Militia Act was passed, under which each Lord Lieutenant had to appoint deputies and
recruit part-time soldiers, with landed gentry being commissioned, and the rest selected by balloting, to form the other ranks. There was wide-scale
unrest over the following years, particularly in the North, where there was a subversive movement who tried, with limited success, to frighten-off the
Deputy Lieutenants and JP’s who tried to enforce the Act. A fortnight before at Gateshead, (28 Feb), and a week before Hexham, (2 Mar 1761) at
Morpeth, bands of insurgents armed with pistols, scythes, and clubs beat upon and frightened off the magistrates, burning the lists, and the balloting
was abandoned. The week leading up to Hexham, it had also worked at Whittingham, Etal and Belford, and the leaders of the rebels sought similar
success at Hexham when the new lists were to be delivered up to the Deputy Lieutenants. However, the authorities had suffered enough, and were
ready to crush any insurgency. After a three to four hour stand-off between Militia and the crowds, until the dissenters managed to break into the
ranks, and it seems from the time that Ensign Joseph HART was shot by a pistol from within the mob, (and died from his wound at five a.m. the next
day) the order to fire was given, and a bloody massacre took place. The cost of medicines and attendance upon the wounded was £43 5s 6d received
by Dr’s Francis MITFORD and Thomas ORD, similar payments were made to others in attendance, Robert SMITH & Nicholas LEE; William HEWSON
and Thomas JEFFERSON; John NEWTON; and a further £1 4s 9d for flannel used by Francis MITFORD, paid to Henry FENWICK, [per Midsummer
Sessions of 16 Jul 1761 held at Hexham]. The night before the rising, William ALLEN, a North York Militia Officer noted in his diary that he supped
with Sir Robert BEWICK, Sir Lancelot ALLGOOD, Fenwick, &c., &c. He also scribed that Major CROWE and Captain HILL were deployed during the
attack, and Col DUNCOMBE’S detachment suffered the loss of an Officer. Himself and Captain REVELY took to keeping their detachment front clear,
by attacking with bayonets. For more information, Innocent Blood by Tom CORFE [see Bibliography in main Hons & Cousins] makes interesting
reading.
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Source: FJM’S Value of the £: 1275 – 2006.
5
Data created from the mean average of the 240 entries that Francis appeared with in The British book trades 1710-1777: an index of masters and
apprentices. Masters H created by Ian MAXTED at Devon Library Services, 2001.
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NOTE TO Joanna WELCH: I do suspect there may have been another Francis, born to Francis MIDFORD (1700-), who may have been the one to
marry the sister (Elizabeth?) of the Rt Rev Newton OGLE (1726-1804), of Kirkley Hall, Northumberland, later the Dean of Winchester. Firstly, there is
only one Elizabeth OGLE sister of Newton, and she was born 1714, and technically reasonably well documented and accounted for in marriage to
George GREY on 15 Jun 1740, however, sister could well have meant ‘sister-in-law’ and it will take a few days work to track down all the potentials!
For now, I have presumed she did marry our Francis c. 1732 … and the marriage was annulled somehow (or not consummated – particularly if it
occurred earlier and she was a child-bride) so she could marry George! // I would postulate further that Francis (1700-) at 61 years young when he
married Margaret YARDLEY, a 25 year old, he was probably getting a bit desperate for issue, [well he was a gent, and probably quite well off] and
presumably she either couldn’t produce or wouldn’t – hence his many illegitimate issue with Margaret YARDLEY before they married in 1772 – again
probably when wife 2 (Margaret) died?! Alternatively, there was another Francis born to Francis (1700-) who married [born to Miss OGLE], who m. the
2nd and 3rd wives – proof would be lovely. You would think with the money that was obviously still kicking around the family then, £200 legacy etc.,
that some probate or other records would exist to prove all this!
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MIDFORD, stating: “One thing is certain, our grandfather, Michael Walter Blackett Mitford belonged to the Northumberland
branch. His Godfather was Sir Walter Blackett of Wallington Hall, Newcastle. The Trevellions {TREVELYANS} now own
it as Sir Walter Blackett’s only child, a daughter, pre-deceased him and he left his Estate to his cousin Sir John Trevellion of
Cornwall. Our great-great Grandfather, Francis Mitford married Miss OGLE of Kerkley {Kirkley} Hall, sister of the Dean of
Winchester whose daughter married Richard Brinsley Sheridan, the M.P, writer and actor. His son Francis married Miss
Elizabeth Gibson of Knutsford where he lived until he was grown up.”
Next was to sort out Miss OGLE, indication from family members is that it was Elizabeth OGLE, and her
family is easily tracked via numerous records, partly aided by the facts her brother, the Right Reverend Newton
OGLE, became the Dean of Winchester, and, as mentioned in the letter, his son-in-law was the Rt Hon.
Richard Brinsley SHERIDAN, M.P, etc, (1751-1816), who married as his second wife, Newton’s daughter
Esther Jane OGLE on 27 Apr 1795, and was later buried in Poet’s Corner, Westminster Abbey.
BUT – back to the scenario, for this to ‘work’ Elizabeth OGLE would need to be of child-bearing age by 1721,
which is possible, as the only record near her birth is of her christening on 29 Jun 1714, hence she could have
been born before or after the marriage of her parents on 22 Apr 1708.
It is possible that MISS OGLE as she is often referred to, was perhaps another type of relative to Newton, or
has been hidden due to the scandal of having a child to our Francis … perhaps that they weren’t married or she
was so young when she had him. However, evidences prove that Nathaniel OGLE (1674-1739), Newton’s
father, of Kirkley Hall, Northumberland, married Elizabeth NEWTON, daughter of Jonathan NEWTON, on
22 Apr 1708 in St. James's Church, Piccadilly, London, so any legitimate child would only be 13 when they had
Francis Jnr at their oldest, unless Nathaniel had Elizabeth or another daughter before he married Elizabeth
NEWTON, however, if he did the bloodhound in me has been unable to find confirmation. I can picture,
however, Francis being banished from London and Northumberland and told to take his child with him!
Francis MIDFORD Jnr (c1721-) married Margaret YARDLEY, a 25 year old, in 1761, one can but guess that
she failed to bear him issue, and in those days it was nigh on impossible to divorce, she he waited for her to die
The Wellsboro Apartments, 414 James Street, Toronto // May 14th 1918 // My Dear Mr Mitford // Your kind an interesting letter of April 21st was
received this morning and my wife has asked me to answer it. I am ill in bed so I fear that I shall not write as well as if I were able to sit at my desk.
However, I will do the best I can as I am pillowed up in bed' If you are the son of Thomas Mitford whose father George Mitford lived at Thulwood
House, Odd Rode, then I can easily place you. When I visited England in 1875/6; you then lived at Huxley and with my cousin Edward, I went to your
house expecting to see yow father but your mother said he had left by an earlier train for Chester (we were then on our way to Chester). so we went on
and met him at your uncle George's place of employment. When we returned your mother met us at Huxley station, one of the boys (perhaps you)
was carrying the Mail bag and I hailed to him from the train. I spent a year in England, spent most of my time with my married sister, Mrs Lane of West
Hartlepool but visited also at Aunt Sarah's {BEXT} on Rode Heath. I lived at Teeswater after I returned to Canada and from there moved to Lethbridge,
Alberta and am now an aged man of 74 living here. I have five sons and one daughter who is married to a medical man (Dr Cragg) of Lethbridge
where he has a large practice - my son Culling Eardley Mitford is at Berkhampstead Military School but has for some time been unwell and visiting
his cousin at Torquay. My eldest son W(illiam) Bertram Mitford is living in London and has purchased a nice home there. Eardley, of course, lives
with him when he is in London .... Send the.......and any letters that have been sent to your address c/o WB Mitford Esq, No 2 Kiddapore Avenue,
Hampstead, NW-London. I have given my children a good education and all are doing well. Bertram, as I have said is in London, George my second
son is reporter (political) for the Toronto world Newspaper, Robert' my third son, is a farmer in Alberta at a place named Brown Island where I too own
a farm of 160 acres. Robert has 320 acres of his own and as mine is only half a mile from his. He also farms it too - so he has 480 acres. He is a fine
young man and was married last November - Eardley is the fourth aged 21 and my fifth was 13 years old last January - he is of course at school and
hopes to enter college in a year from June. I heard that your father's brother William lived at Killarney in Alberta - so I wrote when I lived at Lethbridge
and the postmaster wrote that he had died there many years ago but that a grand-daughter was there and that his daughter Lizzie had married a Mr.
George Latham who lives at Stethler in Alberta. I wrote to her but not receiving a reply I did not trouble further about her. For to speak plainly a may tell
you that I never met such a cold-blooded lot of people as my relations were when I met them in England. Not one of them, with the solitary exception
of uncle and cousin George and Aunt Sarah asked me to take a meal or to visit them. I thought they must be made of a different material than our
branch our for we are noted for our hospitality. I retired from business in 1910 and am now a gentleman of leisure. As we have but one of the family
with us, we have taken a suite of six rooms in an Apartment house where we have every comfort, we keep only one servant, so six rooms is ample.
My wife is the only daughter of Culling Eardley Knowlys Esq of Heysham House, now owned by the Mitford Ryes, Lancaster, niece of Sir Peter
Hesketh Fleetwood of Fleetwood and of Rossall Hall Lancashire. We have had eight children but I grieve to say that we lost a son and a daughter - I
always hoped to have a large family but we only had eight. I have six of the best children that God ever gave to anyone. I am going to visit my son in
London as soon as it is safe to cross the Atlantic when I hope to meet you - . member of the Mitford family is probably as well posted in our family
history as I am. If you get the late Lord Resedale’s recollections out of your public Library, if you don’t wish to purchase them, you will see that we are
traced to Charlemagne and were settled at Mitford centuries before the conquest. I have spent much time in tracing our connection and as you say
then name was once Midford but is so spelled now. The late Lord Redesdale and my brother John, who died in November 1905, had quite a
discussion about the spelling. One thing is certain, our grandfather, Michael Walter Blackett Mitford belonged to the Northumberland branch. His
Godfather was Sir Walter Blackett of Wallington Hall, Newcastle. The Trevellions now own it as Sir Walter Blackett’s only child, a daughter, predeceased him and he left his Estate to his cousin Sir John Trevellion of Cornwall. Our great-great Grandfather, Francis Mitford married Miss OGLE of
Kerkley Hall, sister of the Dean of Winchester whose daughter married Richard Brinsley Sheridan, the M.P., writer and actor. His son Francis married
Miss Elizabeth Gibson of Knutsford where he lived until he was grown up. He inherited an annuity from Sir Walter Blackett, but not being an educated
man, he did not realise his social position or he might have inherited the Mitford Estates of Northumberland. When I married and had children, I was
determined they should have education, if it took every shilling I owned and I am now reaping the benefit of it by seeing them all able to take their
places with the highest in the land. The crest on the envelope is the Mitford family crest 1 also have a framed copy of our coat of arms hanging in our
hall. My wife’s family were enobled by Queen Elizabeth I who was related to the Knowlys family. Her niece Catherine Knowlys stood beside her when
Elizabeth’s mother Anne Boleyn was beheaded by order of her beastly husband Henry the Eight. We have inherited much silver and heirlooms of the
Knowlys family. They are related to nearly half of the British peerage. I hope to hear from you again. I presume your father and mother have before
now passed over to the great majority. Uncle George died at Chester and is buried at Chester Glidden beside his son George. He was about 90 years
old. I have one brother, Captain A G Mitford and three sisters, two are well off, the third lives with one of them, she is a widow. Well my wife joins me in
kindest regards and many thanks for your letter. I forgot to say that Edward, cousin William Mitford’s son settled at Cresiler, BC, but 1 know nothing
more of him. // I am your affectionate cousin, William Mitford. // p.s. Do you know Harry Mitford of Alsager …My children know but little of our
relation.
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… meanwhile having an affair and producing children with the lady to become his next wife … eventually,
Elizabeth GIBSON. If there are any glaringly obvious errors or holes in this hypothesis, please advise – now
feel like I can’t see the wood for the trees!
The ascent beyond this branch is with the MITFORD of Seghill branch, of which the author is continually
working on to try to bring to a decent completion point, it is approximately twice the size of this chapter of the
MITFORD Clan, with quite a few twiglets forming off to create their own branches. The Seghill line is clear
back to the early C15th, with links back to the MITFORD of Mitford Line, which is further traceable (albeit
somewhat tenuously at times) to c. 1066.
My aim after working on a one-name Study of MITFORD [together with c. 80 variants] for such a long time is
for the information to be freely available to all members / descendants of the family. This section is part of a
far larger publication that will one day be published, entitled Hons & Cousins, covering all known branches and
brings them all together in one source. All I ask is that information shared is duly credited with recognition for
the full-time work it has become for me over the past decade. I have endeavoured to credit wherever possible
those who have assisted in bringing my work to this current state, and thank them, yet again here, particularly
Joanna WELCH [who will one day send me her descent – and proper surname - ] and Sylvia MIDFORD [nee
CAPPER]. This may sound churlish, but having shared information in the past with folk, I found it published
on the web in it’s entirety but altered and /or converted into pdf, and not a note of recognition anywhere –
most annoying!
… steps off soap-box - I do love working on it all, but have an eye to the future and am looking to start
recruiting suitable candidates from each branch to continue the job of updating and maintaining, anyone
interested please contact me. Long live the MITFORDS … MIDFORDS … METFORDS … ad infinitum!
FJM
Sep 2006
DESCENT
XXV.
Francis MIDFORD Snr (1700-), born at Seaton Delaval on 4 Jan 1700, chr. 18 Jan 1700 at Earsdon
by North Shields, Nbl, [s.o. Michael MITFORD (1675->1717), of Seghill by Elizabeth BLAKE
(1676-1766), 5th d.o. Sir Francis BLAKE of Coggs, co. Oxon, and jure uxoris of Ford Castle in
Northumberland, Knt, M.P. for Berwick 1701]:8 Referred to as a Gentleman, he became later of
Congleton, Cheshire.9
1716, 10 Jan: He was apprenticed to Samuel HOLMES of London, Citizen & Stationer, for the premium of
£55 0s 0d.10 He (or even his son) may have m. Ann RUTTER on 2 Oct 1838 at Monk Hesledon, co.
Durham11 which resulted in just on child, a daughter:
1. Sarah MIDFORD (1741-), chr. 2 Jul 1741 at Greatham, co. Durham.12
He appears to have had issue prior to this, with Elizabeth OGLE (c1708-) sister of Doctor, the Very Rev.
Newton OGLE, later Dean of Winchester.13 They may have married, but no trace or record is available to
confirm this, their issue was:
2. Francis MITFORD Jnr (c1721-) of which little is known. Vide infra.
AA 4th Series, XXIII, p.121.
IGI Birth Ref: Film: 446151, P 0105, he was stated widower ae 40 when he remarried in 1761.
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Source: Exeter Working Papers in British Book Trade History 2: The British book trades 1710-1777: an index of masters and apprentices, from
Devon Library & Info Services. Inland Rev Ref: IR/1/05/029 (Ref. in D.F. MCKENZIE'S Stationer's Company Apprentices, 1701-1800: 4111).
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http://genuki.cs.ncl.ac.uk/Transcriptions/DUR/MHE.html
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IGI Chr Ref: P000911, SCN: 0090786.
It is frequently recorded that a Francis MITFORD married a Miss OGLE, sister of the Dean of Winchester, hence Newton OGLE (1726-1804),
children of Nathaniel OGLE who m. 27 Apr 1708, Elizabeth NEWTON (-1751) d.o. Jonathan NEWTON of Newcastle upon Tyne. There appears to be
no known record of this union. All the known sisters of Newton OGLE are accounted for: Elizabeth OGLE (1714-1740+) m. George GREY on 15 Jun
1740; Mary OGLE (1723-1723), died 10 days after her christening; Isabella OGLE (1709-1761) m. [1] her cousin Admiral Sir Chaloner OGLE (-1751)
on 30 Oct 1737 at Eckron, Mdx, and [2] James KING (1693-1761) in Jul 1751; Anne OGLE (1711-1726); Martha OGLE (1719-1805) m. Sigismund de
STARCK of Newcastle. It is possible that he m. Anne, and she died in Childbirth??? A Francis MIDDFORD m. an Isabella RANT in 1728 – could
Isabella OGLE have m. 4x?! [the latter per Ancestry.com: Marriage Licence Allegations - Faculty Office 1701-1850].
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XXVI. Francis MITFORD Jnr (c1721-) Gentleman. It is likely he m. [1] Mary KEYLEWER on 9 Nov
1752 at St. George’s, Mayfair, Westminster, London.14
It is possible he m. Mary KEYLEWER on 9 Nov 1752 at St. George’s, Mayfair, Westminster, London.15 He
m. [2]16 aged 40 years, the widow Margaret YARDLEY (c1735-) marriage agreement dated 14 May 1761 at
Swettenham, Cheshire, he is recorded as ‘Widower’ aged ‘forty and upwards’ and appears to have had no issue with
Margaret.17 He m. [3] Elizabeth GIBSON (c1751-), [b. Astbury; of Knutsford, CHS], at Astbury Church on 5
Apr 1772,18 m.l. dated 5 Apr 1772, which would mean that all their offspring were born before they married.
Francis Jnr’s son, Francis - his mother is recorded as Elizabeth GIBSON, also indicating she was unmarried
when his birth was registered.19 They had:
1. Margaret MIDFORD (1766-), chr. 23 Mar 1766 at Swettenham, Cheshire.20
2. Francis MIDFORD (1768->1770), chr. 9 Oct 1768 at Astbury, Cheshire.21
3. Francis MIDFORD (1770-), chr. 4 Apr 1770 at Congleton, Cheshire.22
4. Michael Walter Blackett MITFORD (1771-1841), chr. 9 Oct 1771.23 Vide infra.
and possibly:
5. Charles Dawson MIDFORD (1760-), DoB given as 9 Jan 1760, chr. 27 Apr 1771 at Churton Heath,
Cheshire.24 He m. c. 180825 and had at least one son:
5.1. William MIDFORD (1810-).
XXVII. Michael Walter Blackett MITFORD (1771-1841), chr. 9 Oct 1771; died 2 Dec 1841. He m.
Hannah BARNET (1778-1848) at Barthomley, Cheshire on 3 Mar 1802.26 Hannah died aged 70 on
30 Jun 1848, as recorded on a headstone in Astbury Churchyard.27 They had issue:
1. George MIDFORD (1802-1889), born 22 Nov 1802 at Haslington, Cheshire; died 22 Nov 1889. at
Guilden Sutton, Cheshire.28 Vide infra.
2. Mary MIDFORD (1804-1857), b. at Lawton on 20 Jan 1804, and chr. at Christchurch, Alsager on 31 Jan
1804; she probably died in 1857 at Manchester.29 She m. John ELSON30 on 6 Jan 1824 at St Giles,
Newcastle under Lyme, Staffordshire.31 They lived at Lawton Salt Works.32 They had:33
2.1. William ELSON (1826-), chr. 9 Jul 1826 at Manchester Cathedral, Lancashire.34 He m. Frances
Ann PROVIS (1828-), [b. Foxham, nr. Bath, emigrated to Australia on “the Derwent” in 1848; d.o.
Joseph PROVIS (1807-1901)35 by Janetta HANNUM (1807-1877)36], on 27 Oct 1851 in St. John's
IGI Mar Ref: M019021, SCN: 942 B4HA V.15.
IGI Mar Ref: M019021, SCN: 942 B4HA V.15.
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IGI Marr Ref: BN: 8810331, Sheet: 28, SCN: 1553179.
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IGI Marr Ref: BN: 8810331, Sheet: 28, SCN: 1553179. Joanna WELCH, found the M.A. dated 5 May 1761, which reads: “on which Day appeared
personally Francis MIDFORD of Cambden in the County of Glocester, Gentleman and being sworn on the HOLY EVANGELISTS, alledged and made
Oath as follows, That he is of the Age of forty Years and upwards, and a Widower - - - and intends to marry Margaret YARDLEY of Kermincham in the
Parish of Swettenham & County and Diocese of Chester aged twenty five Years and upwards and a widow - - - not knowing or believing any lawful Let,
or Impediment, by reason of any Præcontract, entered into before the Twenty-fifth Day of March, One Thousand, Seven Hundred, and Fifty Four,
consaguinity, Affinity or any other Cause whatsoever, to hinder the said intended Marriage; And he prayed a Licence to solemnise the said Marriage in
the Parish Church of Swettenham {St Peters} aforesaid. In which Parish of Swettenham - - - the said Francis Midford – further made Oath, That the
said Margaret YARDLEY - - - hath had her – usual Abode for the space of Four Weeks last past. // On the same Day the said Francis MIDFORD was
Sworn before me, Abel WARD, ----.”
18
Per Joanna WELCH: “Francis MIDFORD gent married Elizabeth GIBSON spinster 5th April 1772.”
19
IGI M.L. Ref: Film No’s: 457525, 457490 & 451096, p 0113, Ref: 57409. Francis Jnr’s IGI Ref clearly states Elizabeth GIBSON was his mother.
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Per Joanna WELCH: “Swettenham parish records: Margaret MIDFORD illegitimate daughter of Elizabeth GIBSON - baptised 23 March 1766.”
IGI Chr Ref: BN: P009771; SCN: 0823619 IT5, 0823620; Film: 6906742; and per Joanna WELCH: “October 9th 1768 Francis illegitimate son of
Francis MIDFORD and Elizabeth GIBSON of Congleton.”
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Per Joanna WELCH, from Congleton Baptisms: “April 4th 1770 Francis son of Francis MIDFORD and Elizabeth GIBSON of Congleton.”
23
Per Joanna WELCH: “October 9th 1771 Mial Blacky ( that was what I could see) son of Francis MIDFORD and Elizabeth GIBSON.”
24
IGI Birth Ref: P009691, SCN: 0599896; PCN: 6906736.
25
Suspect Army, as no record to be found.
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IGI Marr. Ref: 8423431, Sh: 8: 1395849. Barthomley Bishops Transcripts: “Michael MIDFORD Carpenter batchelor of this parish and Hannah
BARNET of this parish spinster were married in this church by licence this 3rd day of March in the year 1802 in the presence of George BURGESS.”
27
Per Sylvia MITFORD [nee CAPPER].
28
GRO Death Ref: 4Q, 1889, Chester, CHS, vol 8a, p 251. States he was 89, not 87.
29
IGI Birth Ref: 2260109, Sheet: 51, SCN: 1553204. Death per Robert ELSON on: http://homepages.picknowl.com.au/robertel/top.htm
30
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=4fc48b95071e89bbfe4575c88dfab817&topic=126765.msg562521#msg562521
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IGI Ref: M010291, SCN: 0096872, 0547575 IT 1, 0435810-5812. Also confirmed by a message posted by Peter HOOPER on Ancestry Notice
Boards on Date: 23 Feb 2006 12:52 PM GMT.
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Per Joanna WELCH
33
Much of this gleaned from: http://homepages.picknowl.com.au/robertel/Midford.htm
34
IGI Chr Ref: C097894; 0438169, 0438170; 6900001.
35
Joseph was b. Foxham Locks, Wiltshire, and d. 21 Oct 1901 at Tumby Bay, Australia. Mary Ann PROVIS was the 3rd child, [1st daughter] of nine.
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Janetta was b. 23 Nov 1807 at Foxham Locks, Wiltshire, and died 19 Feb 1877 at Tumby Bay, Australia.
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Church, Halifax Street, Adelaide, and settled in Unley village soon after. He had immigrated to
Australia, arriving on 20 Jun 1849 on “the Florentia” from England.37 They had issue:
2.1.1. Midford ELSON (1852-1927) b. Unley, Australia on 28 Aug 1852, he died at Wallaroo on 19
Apr 1927. He m. Mary Ann PROUDE (1860-) [b. Cleve, Australia; d.o. Thomas PROUDE;
her maternal grandmother was Ann BULFRAM (1800-) [who was b. Ireland] on 14 Oct 1885
in St. Thomas's Church, Port Lincoln. They had:38
2.1.1.1. William Midford ELSON (1886-), b. 16 Jul 1886 at Port Lincoln, he died 21 Nov 1938
at Port Pirie. He had a son:
2.1.1.1.1. Allan Lyle ELSON (Mick).
2.1.1.2. Augustus Walter ELSON (1890-1957), 24 Mar 1890 at Cleve, he d. 7 May 1957 at
Wallaroo. He m. Olive CHARLESWORTH and had one son and three daughters.
2.1.1.3. Christopher Percival ELSON (1888-1911), b. at Port Lincoln, he died 8 Mar 1911 at
Wallaroo, aged 22, from typhoid fever.
2.1.1.4. Daisy Ethela Proude ELSON.
2.1.1.5. Clarence George Kennion ELSON (1895-1956), (Clary) m. Mary Theresa DAY and
had five sons and one daughter.
2.1.1.6. Russell Filsell ELSON (1893-1963), b. 12 Oct 1893 at Port Lincoln, he died 12 Apr
1963 at Wallaroo, having m. Audrey Langdon BROWN and had a daughter, Nola.
2.1.1.7. Clement Howard ELSON (1899-1961), b. 6 Oct 1899 at Cleve, he d. 24 May 1961 at
Adelaide. He m. Olive Myrtle EGGLESTONE and had two issue, one of each.
2.1.1.8. Edith Naomi Gwendoline ELSON (1892-).
2.1.1.9. Frances Mary ELSON (1887-1955), b. 19 Oct 1887 at Port Lincoln, she d. at Wallaroo
on 7 Dec 1955.39
2.1.1.10. Joseph Cecil ELSON (1897-1897), who only lived 3 weeks.
2.1.1.11. Margaret Ellen Alice ELSON (1901-) b. 10 Nov 1901 at Wallaroo, and died there on
21 Mar 1966.
2.1.2. Alice ELSON (1856-1925), b. Unley, she d. at Port Lincoln on 21 Jan 1925, having m. Henry
CRAWFORD and they had six issue, five boys and one girl.
2.1.3. Amy ELSON never married.
2.1.4. Christopher ELSON (1864-), b. 27 Apr 1864.
2.1.5. Frances ELSON (1857-1926), b. 23 Jan 1857 at Adelaide, and d. 1926 at Minlaton, she m.
John COOK and had a son and a daughter.
2.1.6. Russell Frewer ELSON (1863-1940), b. in Port Lincoln, he never married, was the owner of
the ELSON Brothers Farm. He died 24 Sep 1940 at Cleve.
2.1.7. Gertrude Amelia ELSON never married.
2.1.8. John ELSON.
2.1.9. Joseph ELSON, he m. Edith BELL and had two sons and two daughters.
2.1.10. Lydia Maud ELSON (1867-), b. 23 Oct 1867 and never married.
2.1.11. Mary ELSON (1854-), b. 7 Dec 1854 at Unley, she died at Perth, having m. Lewes
VAUGHAN and had five children.
2.1.12. Mathew ELSON (1862-1935), b. 17 Mar 1862 at Port Lincoln; he d. 17 Dec 1935.
2.1.13. Naomi ELSON m. John Verco WHYTE and had one son and two daughters.
2.1.14. Walter John ELSON (1869-) b. 25 Dec 1869, m. Sarah Frances BELL and had six children.
2.1.15. William Wilberforce ELSON (1862-1937), b. 17 Mar 1862 at Port Lincoln; and d. 4 Oct
1937 at Cleve. He m. Ada Victoria MATHEWS and had ten issue, five of each.
2.2. Michael Wutter ELSON chr. 14 Oct 1827 at Manchester Cathedral, Lancashire.40
2.3. Mary ELSON she married Henry Edward PATTEN (1827-) [b. Newington] Blind Maker, in
1850 at Newington, Surrey.41 In 1851 they were living at 13 Windsor Street, The Palace, Brighton, his
mother Mary (1797-) living with them.42
Per A descendant, Robert ELSON, [see: http://homepages.picknowl.com.au/robertel/default.htm ]: “His decision to come to South Australia was
apparently driven by his dislike of his step father, Mr. [Thomas] COOPER. One source refers to his sister accompanying him on the voyage to South
Australia, but I have been unable to find any other references to verify this and it seems.”
38
All the children were born in Port Lincoln except Margaret Ellen Alice, who was born in Wallaroo.
39
Francis Ann PROUDE was probably not her mother.
40
IGI Chr Ref: C097894; 0438169, 0438170; 6900001. Presumably Wutter is Walter!
41
GRO Marr Ref: 2Q, vol 4, p 449.
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John ELSON died sometime after 1832, and Mary remarried Thomas COOPER, and had at least one more
child:43
2.4. Joseph COOPER.
3.
Fanny MIDFORD (1806-), b. Lawton, Cheshire.44
4.
William MIDFORD (1807-1869), b. Lawton; he died in Canada, frequently listed as ‘Gent.’45 He m.
Thirza STYLES (1812-1897) [d.o. George MARGETTS and Harriet STYLES; Thirza was b. Wotton nr.
Woodstock, Oxfordshire],46 on 12 May 1833 at St Clements, Oxford. They immigrated to Canada in
1856.47 Thirza died on 20 Jul 1897 in Bruce County, Ontario, Canada. They had issue:
4.1. Frank MITFORD (1833-), per the 1841c.
4.2. Thirza MITFORD (18??-).
4.3. Hannah MITFORD (1833-), per the 1841c. However, when she m. on 24 Feb 1859 she was listed
as ‘19’ and of Toronto – her spouse was James E. MOORE (c1833-) of Teeswater, [b. Ireland; s.o.
John & Martha].48 The m. 24 Feb 1859 at York, Toronto.
4.4. Sarah MITFORD (1834-1848), per the 1841c. She died 27 Aug 1848 at Congleton, buried at
Astbury, ae 13.
4.5. Annie Elizabeth MITFORD (1836-), b. 9 May 1836, and bapt. 3 Jul 1836 at St. Michaels-Wesleyan
Chapel, Oxford.49
4.6. Elizabeth MITFORD (1838-1903), b. 1Q of 1838 at Oxford and per the 1841c. She died at
Hamilton, Ontario, 18 Dec 1903, in her the 63rd year.50 She m. Matthew HADWEN (1831-1907),51
[s.o. Robert HADWEN by Jane; chr. 8 Jan 1832 at Heysham, Lancashire; he d. Ontario], Merchant &
Postmaster.52 In 1881 they are living in South Bruce County, Teeswater, Ontario, he is listed as a
Farmer.53 In 1901 they are living in Hamilton City, Ontario.54 Matthew is credited as the co-founder
of Teeswater, Ontario, Canada, along with Peter BROWN.55
4.7. Michael Walter Blackett MITFORD (1839-1839), b. 6 May 1839 at Odd Rode, he died a few
months later on 28 Dec, and was buried 31 Dec 1839 at Astbury, ae. seven months.56
4.8. Martha MITFORD (1840-1929), b. 28 Sep 1840, (eight months old per the 1841c), she died 24 Dec
1929 in Ontario.57 Presumably she married a Mr. MASSIE (per previous footnote). She (or Mr
MASSIE) appears to have had two issue [although she was possibly the grandmother of Adrian]:
4.8.1. Mary Russell DICKEY (1879-1958), b. 15 Aug 1879 Kentucky, d. 28 Aug 1958 in L.A, USA.
4.8.2. Adrian Mitford MASSIE (1896-), b. 21 Aug 1896 ? Columbia, USA, from his WW1 Draft
Card.58 He m. Gertrude Elizabeth DALLY.
1851 Census: Class: HO107; Piece: 1646; Folio: 596; Page: 13; GSU roll: 193551.
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=4fc48b95071e89bbfe4575c88dfab817&topic=126765.msg562521#msg562521
44
Per Joanna WELCH
45
See: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~wjmartin/bruced3.htm - a google search will pick up a few more.
46
See: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hutchfield/ontario11.html - “NOTE: This monument was erected by the late THIRZA MIDFORD born
at Wotton near Woodstock, England. Died in Ontario in her 84th year. Interred at Beachwood Ottawa 1897. Mother of ELIZABETH MIDFORD
HADWEN & FRANK M MIDFORD.”
47
Per Joanna WELCH. Somewhere round here belongs some if not all of these – but without full access to Ancestry, I cannot place them, this data
from Culross-Teeswater Cemetery records; Culross Twp, Bruce County, Ontario, Canada: [1] Midford, Edna, d. 1/1/1881, F, bur. Sec. O-255-2
[2] Midford, Fanny Isabella, b. 1/1/1883, d. 1/1/1884, F, bur. Sec. O-255-3 [3] Midford, Fanny, d. 3/20/1903, F, bur. Sec. N-11-4 [4] Midford, Victor, d.
1/1/1873, M, bur. Sec. O-255-1.
48
See: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~maryc/torwm59.htm - the Wesleyan Minister who solemnised their marriage was George DOUGLAS,
Toronto, Methodist marriage records, 1859: Ontario Archives microfilm, MS 248, reel 15, (vol 66, Toronto 1858 - 1867), Thirza, her mother, recorded
as Theresa, and the only listed witness was William MIDFORD.
49
IGI Chr. Reg: C069181, SCN: 0825366 (RG4 3083).
42
43
An MI to her in St James Cemetery Parliament Street, Toronto: “Sacred to the memory of Elizabeth Midford HADWEN born Oxford, Died Hamilton
Ontario, December 18 1903, in the 63rd year of her age.” See: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hutchfield/ontario11.html
51
See: http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=4fc48b95071e89bbfe4575c88dfab817&topic=129716.msg577544 - he died in the
Insane Asylum in London, Ontario, per notice board posting at Rootschat.com
52
IGI Chr Ref: C005123; 1471019. .An MI to him in St James Cemetery Parliament Street, Toronto: “MATTHEW HADWEN born Heysham, November
12 1831. Died September 19 1907.” [ibid].
53
IGI 1881 Canadian Census Ref: FHL: 1375911; NA Film No. C-13275; District: 176; Sub-district: J; p. 23; Household No: 128, other: Methodists.
54
HAMILTON (City/Cité); Ward/Quartier No. 1; a-3; 1; 11.
55
The following Plaque located at the Town Hall, 2 Clinton St. E., Teeswater: “THE FOUNDING OF TEESWATER: By 1855 the first permanent
settlers on the site of Teeswater, the families of Matthew HADWEN and Peter BROWN, had located here on the Tesswater River, In that year BROWN
erected a saw-mill and later added a grist-mill. In 1856 a post office was established with HADWEN as first postmaster. Although the settlement's early
growth was slow, a tannery, a foundry, two taverns and a pearl-ash factory were in operation by 1867 when the population numbered some 400. The
development of the community was spurred by the completion of a branch line of the Toronto, Grey and Bruce Railway in 1874 from a point near
Orangeville. Teeswater was incorporated as a Village on January 1, 1875, with a population of about 700. Erected by the Ontario Heritage
Foundation, Ministry of Culture and Recreation.” Source: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hutchfield/ontario11.html
56
Per Joanna WELCH.
57
An MI to her in St James Cemetery Parliament Street, Toronto: “Matha {sic} Midford MASSIE born September 28 1840. Died December 24 1929.”
[ibid]. Her death certificate states she was born 29 Sep 1840, also that she was living at 36 Emerald St, S., her death registered by her brother-in-law,
W.H. DEAN {William Henry} of the same address.
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4.9. Michael Walter Blackett MITFORD (1842-1846), he died aged 3 yrs 11 months on 25 Jun 1846 at
Congleton.
4.10. William MITFORD (1844-1918+), b. 25 Mar 1844 [?] he was a 27 year old Iron Worker in Ottawa
(Canada) Census of 1871,59 and later a Farmer of 160 acres, retiring from farming in 1910. He m.
Clara Anne J. Hesketh KNOWLYS (1862-), [d.o. Culling Eardley KNOWLYS,60 esq, Surgeon of
Heysham House, Lancaster;61 later of Canada, who m. [1] Isabella KNOWLYS, and [2] Louisa
LOVE (c1853-)],62 on 19 Nov 1880 – and fibbed about his age, as he was recorded as 33 the
following year … and she 19, at that time he described himself as a Merchant. He had visited
Southern Alberta as a Student Missionary of the Methodist Church at Coaldale, and later entered into
real estate in Lethbridge. He ran / owned a wrought iron factory at some stage in Alberta. Their
issue [from 1901 census for Toronto City (East), Canada]:63
4.10.1. Florence Everilde MIDFORD (1881-), b. 25 Nov 1881 in Bruce County, Ontario, Canada.
4.10.2. Everilde MIDFORD (c1882-), b. Canada, died young.
4.10.3. Fanny Isabella MIDFORD (1883-1884), b. 20 Sep 1883; she died on 16 Jul in the following
year, both events occurring in Bruce County, Ontario.
4.10.4. William Bertram MIDFORD (c1885-), b. Teaswater, Ontario, Canada on 7 Dec 1885.
Known as Bertram or occasionally Bert. At 21 (1907) he had a kidney removed. He m. in
Guelph, Ontario, in 1910,64 Emily Cecile HOWSON (1886-1976), (Millie)65 and moved to
England in 1914, living in Hampstead, London until 1925 when they moved to Chessington,
the address they were recorded at when Frank, their second son was KIA during WW2 (1941).
His address in 1918-1920 was No. 2, Kidderpore Avenue, Hampstead, NW London in 1918.66
He had interests in Oil Prospecting in Alberta, during 1911-20.67 They had issue:
4.10.4.1. Cecil William MITFORD (1911-1985), b. 16 Nov 1911, he died in 1985 in, or near,
Hastings, E. Sussex.68
4.10.4.2. Frank Bertram MITFORD (c1913-1941). He graduated with B.A. Oxon., and served
as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Horse Artillery, where he was KIA with the 2nd
Regiment of the Royal Horse Artillery, during WW2 in Egypt, on 30 Nov 1941, aged 28
years.69
4.10.4.3. Richard George Parr MITFORD (1914-1994), b. 2 Aug 1914 in Lethbridge, Canada;
he died in West Putford, Devon (Okehampton) during Feb 1994. Served as a Lieutenant
with an Artillery Regiment in Italy during WW2. He m. Joyce Isobel Mildmay
HOPKINS and had issue.70
4.10.4.4. Clara Louise Debonnaire MITFORD (1918-2006+). She married Mr Richard G.
McFALL (-2006+) in 1945 at Westminster, living in 2006.71
4.10.5. George Hesketh Knowlys MIDFORD (c1888-), b. Canada. Political Reporter for the
Toronto World Newspaper.72 He is recorded in Prince Edward, Hillier, Ontario at the time of
the 1911 Canadian Census, married to Hellen M. (c1888-), and had two issue:
4.10.5.1. Bertram MITFORD (1910-), one year old in 1911 census.
Per Ancestry.com
Ottowa City; Victoria Ward; District 27; sub-dist B; division 2, p 82, Wesleyan Methodist. According to his granddaughter, me made the Iron gates to
Toronto University.
60
Formerly EARDLEY as a surname.
61
She was also a niece of Sir Peter Hesketh FLEETWOOD of Fleetwood & Rossall Hall, LAN see William MITFORD (1844-) letter dated 1918.
62
Per Ancestry, they m. 28 Nov 1872.
63
Courtesy of the Automated Genealogy: 1901 Census of Canada website.
64 Per his daughter, Louise, by letters dated Aug/Sep 2006.
65
Millie was b. Guelph, Canada, she died in Effingham, Surrey, ae. 90, shortly after they married, Millie developed a touch of tuberculosis, and they
moved to Alberta, where the air was thought to be more healthy.
66
Per his father’s letter of 14 May 1918, to Daniel MIDFORD (1860-1914+), also address confirmed by: British Phone Books 1880-1984: 1919 - 1920
London Surnames from Ancestry.com ; Tel No. Hampstead, 728.
67
Source: Canadian Archival Information Network: A group of London investors organized by William Bertram MITFORD, Ralph SLYE and Scott
LINGS, known as The Mitford Syndicate, made “a number of attempts at oil exploration in Alberta” during WW1. 1916 saw them acquire lands from the
Old Colony Oil Company and drilled unsuccessfully, south of Cardston. The syndicate formed a subsidiary, Cardivan Petroleum Company Limited (reg.
Alberta: Jul 1918), to take over the rights the syndicate had acquired in Viking, Birch Lake, Pigeon Lake, and the "Gap" near Lundbreck, and it provided
the capital for the development work. By Nov 1918, MITFORD assembled a group of associates in England to form the Canadian Leasehold Syndicate
Limited (with subsidiaries: Gap Oil Company Ltd and Montrose Oil Fields Ltd [a holding company]), in order to raise more finances. The Board of
Directors: W.B. MITFORD, R.F. HOWSON, Ralph SLYE and H.H. CRAGG. By 1920 MITFORD and his associates abandoned their attempts.
Cardivan Petroleum Co. Ltd. was struck off in 1925, and the following year saw the remaining companies formed being struck off. The death of his son
and further family information obtained from an article in the Leathbridge Herald, Alberta - 19 Dec 1941.
68
BMD Ref: ae 74, died 4Q, at Hastings & Rother Reg Dist, E. Sussex.
69 Army Service Number: 140207, from The Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.
70
Ancestry Community Tree; she was the d.o. William Joseph HOPKINS by Phylis Kathleen ROBERTS.
71
GRO 1Q, 1a, p720. With whom the author communicated with in Aug/Sep 2006.
72
Per his father’s letter of 14 May 1918 to Daniel MIDFORD (1860-1914+).
58
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6.
4.10.5.2. <Baby> MITFORD (1911-) - one day old child [sex not stated].73
4.10.6. Robert Fleetwood MIDFORD (1890-), b. 16 Sep 1890 in Bruce County, Ontario, Canada.
He was head of household per the 1911 Census, living in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, his
parents living with him. In 1918 he was a farmer of 320 acres at Brown Island, Alberta, by
then farming his fathers 160 acres in addition to his own, he married in Nov 1917.74 Per the
1911 census he had a son:
4.10.6.1. Arthur Thomas Nelson MITFORD (1905-), b. 19 Jan 1905 in Ontario, no sign of the
mother.75
4.10.7. Frank Michael MIDFORD (1892-), b. 4 Dec 1892 in York County, Ontario, Canada.
4.10.8. Culling Eardley MIDFORD (c1894-), b. Canada. He m.c. 1926, Helen Olive <MITFORD>
(1901-) and had at least one son:76
4.10.8.1. Culling Eardley MITFORD (1927-).
4.11. Fanny Styles MIDFORD (1844-1903), b. 26 Nov 1844 in Congleton, Cheshire, and died 20 Mar
1903 in Teeswater, Ontario, Canada. She m. Dr. John GILLIES M.D. (1843-1905), [b: 20 Oct 1843
in Nassagaweya Township, Ontario, Canada, he died 15 Aug 1905 at Teeswater, Ontario; s.o. John
GILLIES (1807-1863), [b. Kilmartin, Scotland], by Isabella Mary MCPHAIL of Kilmartin,
Scotland],77 on 26 Sep 1868 in Stratford, Ontario, and had issue all born in Teeswater, Ontario:78
4.11.1. John Midford Hadwen GILLIES (1872-1961), b. 26 Feb 1872 at Teeswater, Ontario,
Canada; he died 16 Apr 1961 at Teeswater. He m. Gladys Irene MACPHERSON on 2 Jun
1908 at Teeswater.
4.11.2. William Bertram Digby GILLIES (1875-), b. 21 Jun 1875 at Teeswater; he died at
Vancouver [date unknown]. He m. Margaret LECKIE in 1906 at Montreal.
4.11.3. Thirza Edna Isabel GILLIES (1878-1965), b. 20 Aug 1878 at Teeswater; she d. 22 Feb 1965
at Brandon, Man, Canada. She m. Arthur Henry JARVIS on 1 Jan 1908 at Teeswater.
4.11.4. George Edward Bagnall GILLIES (1883-1967), b. 29 Sep 1883; he died Sep 1967 at
Vancouver. He m. 14 Feb 1920 at Vancouver, Edith Agnes BLAIR.
4.12. John Bertram MITFORD (1847-1905), b. 2Q of 1847 at Congleton; he died 4 Nov 1905 in York
County, Ontario, Canada.
4.13. George MITFORD (1849-), b. 1Q of 1849 at Congleton.
4.14. Sarah MITFORD (1850-1851), b. 2Q of 1850 at Congleton, presumably died before another of the
same name was born.
4.15. Sarah MITFORD (1851-), b. 28 Nov 1851 at Congleton. She m. 30 Jun 1875 in Bruce County,
Teeswater, Canada, William Henry DEAN (1845-) [b. England, later of Montreal, a Hardware
Salesman; s.o. Charles DEAN by Mary WRIGHT], witnesses were David SHISNUFF of Toronto,
and Jane STURGEON of Kincardine.79
4.16. Michael MITFORD (1852-1891), b. 28 Sep 1852 at Congleton, d. 9 Feb 1891 in Canada, according
to an M.I. to him in Ontario, he was b. 30 Oct 1852: “In loving memory of FRANK M youngest son of
WILLIAM & THIRZA MIDFORD born October 30 1852. Died February 9 1891.”80
4.17. Amelia Florence MIDFORD (1854-), chr. 9 Jul 1854 at St James, Congleton, Cheshire.
4.18. Minnie MIDFORD (1875-1951), she d. 23 Jul 1951 at Odd Rode, Cheshire.81 She m. Samuel
George COOK [son of Eliza COOK] in Carleton, Canada on 29 Apr 1871.82 They had:
4.18.1. Thirza COOK (1885-), b. Carleton.
Betty MIDFORD (1809-1813-1881), b. Lawton, Cheshire.83 She m. Thomas BARKER on 11 Feb 1832
at Astbury.
Ann MIDFORD (1811-) b. Odd Rode. She m. [1] Mr. HENDSON by whom there appears to be no
issue; and m. [2] Benjamin HODSON (1801->1861) in 1843 at Norton on the Moors, Stoke on Trent.84
Courtesy of the Automated Genealogy: 1911 Census of Canada website.
Per his father’s letter of 14 May 1918 to Daniel MIDFORD (1860-1914+).
75
letter of 14 May 1918, this was his son, not Robert’s.
76
This from the 1930 US Census, recorded in Detroit, Wayne, MI.
77
Isabella Mary MCPHAIL was the d.o. Archibald Maclachlin MCPHAIL by Lillias MACKENZIE.
78
Courtesy of Kelly McDONNELL on Ancestry.com
79
See: http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~maryc/bruce75p2.htm Newspaper Notice for Bruce County. It reads: “1493-75 William Henry DEAN, 30,
hardware salesman, England, Montreal, s/o Charles DEAN & Mary WRIGHT, married Sarah MITFORD, 23, England, Teeswater, d/o William
MITFORD & Thirza STYLES, witn: David SHISNUFF? of Toronto & Jane STURGEON of Kincardine, 30 June 1875 at Teeswater.”
80
MI to him in ST JAMES CEMETERY Parliament Street, Toronto, [ibid].
81
Per Joanna WELCH – presumably an indiscretion of one of the older girls – otherwise Thirza was probably well past child-bearing by 1875.
82
Per Ancestry.com – alas no access to this record.
83
IGI Birth Ref: BN: P009771, SCN: 0823619 IT5, 0823620
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Benjamin was a Stone Mason. In 1861 she was running a boarding house at Salt Works Valley, as Ann
HUDSON, widow, ae 49.85 Benjamin had two issue with his previous wife, whom Ann raised after their
marriage, being:86
6.1. Esther HODSON (1833-), b. Hanley, who later m. William COOK.
6.2. Mathew HODSON (1836-), b. Hanley.
She registered the following (presumably son’s) birth:
6.3. Albert Augustus MIDFORD (1841-1909), b. Dunkinfield, CHS, chr. 21 Mar 1841 at Cathedral,
Manchester, Lancashire.87 He is recorded on the 1841 census as Albert HODSON.88 He died in 4Q
of 1909 at West Derby, as did his second wife. Bricklayer/Bricksetter, he m. [1] Susan[nah]
TOPPER (1842-<1901), [b. Liverpool, Lancs],89 in 1867 at Liverpool,90 and they were living at Rode
Heath in 1871.91 In 1891 they are living at 27 Ridgeway Street, West Derby, LAN; 1901 finds him
widowed, living at the same address with his two sons George and John.92 He remarried [2] Sophia
MCALLISTER (1837-1909) in 1903.93 He had issue with Susan, being:
6.3.1. George MIDFORD (c1868-), b. Birkenhead, Cheshire. 1901: a Foundry Labourer. No trace
of marriage or issue.
6.3.2. Anne MIDFORD (1870-), b. Odd Rode, Cheshire about Jul 1870, (nine months in the 1871
census).
6.3.3. Mary Isabel MIDFORD (1872-), born at Rodeheath, Cheshire; she was chr. 6 Oct 1872 at St.
Peter, Liverpool, Lancashire.94 She m. Thomas LAWTON (1872-) on 2 Aug 1896 at St.
Cyprians, Edge Hill, Lancashire, (West Derby registration district).95
6.3.4. Emily MIDFORD (1874-), born at Rodeheath, Cheshire.
6.3.5. Edith MIDFORD (1877-), b. Thirlwood, Cheshire.96
6.3.6. John MIDFORD (c1882-), b. Thirlwood, Cheshire. 1901: a General Labourer.
6.3.7. Ellen MIDFORD (c1883-), b. Thirlwood, and chr. 7 May 1883 at St. Catherine, Edge Hill,
Lancashire.97
6.3.8. Gertrude MITFORD (c1885-), b. Thirlwood, Cheshire.98 She m. Mr. GOTHAM in 1917.99
Benjamin HODSON and Ann had one child of their own:
6.4. Hannah HODSON (1844-), b. Odd Rode, CHS. She m. George LOWE of Bunbury. They had
several issue per 1891 census.
7. Sarah MIDFORD (1813-1881) b. Odd Rode, chr. 13 Jun 1813 at Astbury, CHS.100 She m. William
BEXT in 1835 at Astbury. William was in the Band of the 18th Royal Irish Regiment based in Limerick.
They had four daughters:
7.1. Adelaide Mitford BEXT m. Leopold WOLFF in Cape Town, South Africa.
7.2. Sarah Louise BEXT (1840-).
7.3. Hannah BEXT.
7.4. Ann Emma BEXT.
8. John MIDFORD (1815-1849), chr. at Christchurch, Alsager on 25 Jun 1815;101 he died 15 Mar 1849 at
Odd Rode.102 A Joiner / Cabinet Maker. He m. Sarah PLANT in 3Q of 1838, [d.o. Elizabeth PLANT
(1783-), b. Arundel, Sussex].103 In 1849 they were servants to the Lord & Lady of the Manor at Rode Hall,
Per Joanna WELCH Benjamin’s surname was HODSON, certainly the marriage records confirm this, (GRO Ref: 4Q, 1843, Leek, STS, vol 17, p 73),
but other records state HUDSON; also that Benjamin was previously married to Esther and living in Staffordshire.
85
1861 Census: Source info: RG9/2613; Reg dist: Congleton; Sub-Reg dist: Sandbach; ED: 4; Folio: 64; P 4; HSN: 19; GSU No: 542999.
86
Other siblings of Esther and Mathew were: William HODSON (c1825-); Ann HODSON (c1828-) and Benjamin HODSON (c1830-); all b. Staffs.
Benjamin was still living in 1851, and there was another son then recorded, b.c. 1840 at Dunkinfield, CHS, being Albert HODSON, presumably
Esther’s last child.
87
IGI Chr Ref: BN: C097899; SCN: 0438175; PCN: 6900001.
88
Per Ancestry.co.uk: 1851 Census Ref: Class: HO107; Piece: 2168; Folio: 29; Page: 5; GSU roll: 87154.
89
Susannah’s birthplace listed as Wrexham, Wales in 1891.
90
GRO Marriage Ref: 2Q, Liverpool, Lancashire, vol 8b, p 309.
91
1871 Census: Source info: RG10/3706; Reg dist: Congleton; Sub-Reg dist: Sandbach; ED: 4; Folio: 71; p 2; HSN: 10; GSU No: 842117.
92
1891: RG12/2993; Dist: W .Derby; ED: 29; Fol: 123; p46; GSU: 6098103; 1901: RG13/3490; Dist: W. Derby; ED: 28; Foli 175; p38; HSN: 247.
93
GRO Marr Ref: 2Q, West Derby, vol 8b, p 525. She died in 4Q of 1909, the same quarter as her husband, per Joanna WELCH.
94
IGI Chr. Ref: P020949, SCN: 0093896.
95
GRO Marr Ref: 3Q, vol 8b, p 372; & IGI Ref: M156193, SCN: 1546079. Both stated ae. 24 in the register.
96
GRO Birth Ref: 2Q, W Derby, 8b, p 513.
97
IGI Chr Ref: C161672, SCN: 1546396 IT 4-8.
98
GRO Birth Ref: 3Q, W Derby, 8b, p 547.
99
GRO Marr Ref: 2Q, W Derby, 8b, p860.
100
IGI Chr Ref: P009771, SCN: 0823619 IT5, 0823620.
101
IGI Birth Ref: 2260110, Sheet: 72, SCN: 1553204.
102
Per Joanna WELCH
103
Cheshire Marriage Registers: MIDFORD, John, - PLANT, Sarah, Astbury, St Mary, CE, 503/1/123, 1838.
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the WILBRAHAM’S. Family legend has it that Sarah saved the WILBRAHAM’S family line – when the
Squire’s wife Elizabeth Frances EGERTON died in childbirth, their only heir, Katherine, was wet-nursed
by Sarah, the young girl would not have survived her first few hours of life had she not stepped in to help.
Sarah was shown as a widow on the 1861, 1871 & 1881 Censuses. 105 They had:
8.1. Annie Elizabeth MIDFORD (1839-), b. Lawton, Cheshire; d. 16 Jun 1870 at Odd Rode.106 In 1861
she was a Schoolmistress at the Schoolhouse, Rode, Cheshire.107 She may have married a Mr.
HUGHES before marrying Francis STEELE (1837-1868) at Odd Rode, Cheshire on 18 Mar
1865,108 witnesses were her brother William and sister Emily Sarah.109
8.2. William Plant MITFORD (1840-1903), b. Lawton, Cheshire, he was five months old at the time of
the 1841 census.110 In 1851 living with his maternal grandmother, Elizabeth PLANT, at Rode Heath,
Odd Rode.111 In 1861 he is a Footman to the LAWTON family of Lawton Hall, by 1871 was the
Butler. In 1868 & 1870 he was a Publican in Talke, where Emily and Harry were born.112 1881: he
was employed as a Butler at the Hall, also an Undertaker, Carpenter, Gamekeeper, and a Gardener in
the 1901 census records. He died aged 62 years old at Congleton.113 He m. Mary HUGHES in
1866 at Shrewsbury,114 and had issue:
8.2.1. Emily Ann MITFORD (1868-), b. at Newcastle under Lyme, Staffs. In 1901 she was a
Parlour Maid for Henry C.G. BRANDRETH (c1856-), Magistrate. She m. in 1903, Walter
BUCKINGHAM.115
8.2.2. Harry MITFORD (1870-1948),116 and died in 1948 at Crewe.117 Living with his
Grandmother, Sarah, and Father, at the Grocer’s Shop, Bevedere Terrace, Odd Rode.118 In
1901 he is head of household, working as a House Painter. He m. Florence Jane
PODMORE (1873-), d.o. John PODMORE on 20 Mar 1895 at St. Giles, Newcastle under
Lyme.119 They had issue:
8.2.2.1. Catherine Mary MITFORD (1895-).120 She m. Mr. BAYLISS in 1922.121
8.2.2.2. Emily MITFORD122 (1898-). She m. Mr. CADMAN in 1919.123
8.2.2.3. Edward MITFORD (1902-1997), b. Congleton on 4 Jan 1902; ob. South Cheshire on
24 Nov 1997).124 He m. Annie FAIRHURST (4 Jan 1906-1 Jan 1986) at Congleton in
1931,125 and had issue: 126
8.2.2.3.1. Michael John MITFORD (1932-),127 who m. Doreen SWIFT and had:
8.2.2.3.1.1. Beryl MITFORD (1957-) b. at Leek, STS.128
8.2.2.3.1.2. Dawn MITFORD (1961-) b. at Leek.129
104
In 1861 the occupant of the hall was Randal WILBRAHAM, Esq. (1800-), JP, his wife Sibylla EGERTON (1814-), [b. India], and several servants.
Their issue was General Sir Richard WILBRAHAM (1811-1900) [GRO Death Ref: ae 89, 2Q, Congleton, CHS, vol 8a, p 216], who married Elizabeth
Frances EGERTON (1820-1849), of Gresford Lodge, Denbigh, Wales, (in 4Q of 1846 at Wrexham), daughter of William EGERTON (1770-1827) by
Sibilla BOSWELL (c1774-). Richard was recorded as a widower in 1871, (the 1861 census entry for him is evasive), [RG10/1214; Winchester/Hursley,
ED: 2; Fol: 28, p 24; HSN: 63; GSU: 827824]. Sir Richard was High Steward of Congleton; invested as a Knight Commander, Order of the Bath
(K.C.B.). He lived at Rode Hall, Scholar Green, CHS. He had single issue, and obviously the child in question was Katharine Frances WILBRAHAM
(1849-8 Feb 1945). By 1881, Katherine had married (on 4 Apr 1872) Sir George Barrington BAKER, 5th Bart, [s.o. Sir George BAKER, 3rd Bart by Mary
Isabella SUTTON], and they lived at 3 Norfolk Crescent, Paddington, London, her father living with them. Katherine and George had three daughters
first, followed by two sons. The BAKER-WILBRAHAM’S are still going strong to this day. The tale of how Katharine survived was confirmed by her
great-grandson, Sir Richard BAKER WILBRAHAM, Bt., DL of Rode Hall, Scholar Green, Cheshire, ST7 3QP by letter of 15 Dec 2005.
105
1871 Census: Source info: RG10/3706; Reg dist: Congleton; Sub-Reg dist: Sandbach; ED: 4; Folio: 80; P 19; HSN: 99; GSU No: 842117.
106
Per Joanna WELCH
107
1861 Census: Source info: RG9/2613; Reg district: Congleton; Sub-Reg dist: Sandbach; ED: 4; Folio: 76; p 28; HSN: 137; GSU No: 542999.
108
Francis died ae 30 in 1Q of 1868 at Congleton, vol 8a, p 207.
109
Per Joanna WELCH and GRO Marr Ref: 2Q, Congleton, vol 8a, p 351. JW also records it may have been her 2nd marriage, ? [1] HUGHES.
110
GRO Birth Index: MIDFORD, William Plant, Sandbach, CE, SA/2/26, 1840 – 45 & by 1901 census, where he is living with his son Harry.
111
1851 Census: Source info: HO107/2168; Reg dist: Congleton; Sub-Reg dist: Sandbach; ED: 2c; Folio: 36; P 19; HSN: 73; GSU No: 87154.
112
Per Joanna WELCH.
113
GRO Death Index: MITFORD, William Plant, 62, Congleton, 8a, 204, 3Q, 1903, his address at time of death was Audley Road, Alsager [JW].
114
GRO Marr Ref: MITFORD William P, Shrewsbury, 6a, 1311, 4Q, 1866.
115
GRO Marr Ref: MITFORD, Emily Anne, Congleton, 8a, 414, 1Q, 1903.
116
GRO Birth Index: MITFORD, Harry, Congleton, 8a, 295, 2Q, 1870.
117
GRO Death Index: MITFORD, Harry, Crewe, 10a, 239, 4Q, 1948, aged 78.
118
1891 Census: Source info: RG12/2847; Reg Dist: Congleton; Sub Reg Dist: Sandbach; ED: 4; Folio: 72; p 28; GSU No: 6097957.
119
GRO Marr Ref: MITFORD Harry, Newcastle L, 6b, 76, 1Q, 1895 & By Vital Records Index – British Isles: Ref: FHL No: 1471149, 1891-98.
120
GRO Birth Index: MITFORD, Catherine Mary, Congleton, 8a, 321, 3Q, 1895.
121
GRO Marr Ref: MITFORD, Catherine Mary, BAYLISS, Congleton, 8a, 662, 2Q, 1922.
122
GRO Birth Index: MITFORD, Emily, Congleton, 8a, 307, 3Q, 1897.
123
GRO Marr Ref: MITFORD, Emily, CADMAN, Congleton, 8a, 809, 3Q, 1919.
124
GRO Birth Index: MITFORD Edward, Congleton, 8a, 295, 1Q, 1902.
125
GRO Marr Ref: MITFORD Edward, FAIRHURST, Congleton, 8a, 808, 3Q, 1931.
126
Part-source of Edward and his descendants: Rick MASON - [email protected]
127
GRO Birth Index: MITFORD Michael J, FAIRHURST, Congleton, 8a, 348, 4Q, 1932.
128
GRO Birth Index: MITFORD Beryl, SWIFT, Leek, 9b, 247, 4Q, 1957.
129
GRO Birth Index: MITFORD Dawn, SWIFT, Leek, 9b, 258, 4Q, 1961.
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8.3.
8.4.
8.5.
8.6.
8.2.2.3.2. Mary Josephine MITFORD (1934-).130
8.2.2.3.3. Maurice MITFORD (1937-).131 He m. Margaret E. NORTRICT.132 They had
issue:
8.2.2.3.3.1. Jane Caroline MITFORD.
8.2.2.4. Robert MITFORD (1908-), b. Congleton,133 he m. Miss. JONES in 1929, and had:
8.2.2.4.1. Peter Robert MITFORD (1929-).134 He m. Miss. DIX in 1955,135 and had:
8.2.2.4.1.1. Christine M. MITFORD (1955-).136
8.2.2.4.1.2. Irene M. MITFORD (1956-).137
8.2.2.4.1.3. Brian Robert MITFORD (1959-),138 and m. Sylvia CAPPER.139 A keen
genealogist, Sylvia has a collection of Cheshire MITFORD papers,
including a fragile silk bookmark, depicting an anchor twined with ribbon
(perhaps a clue to the family origins), with two quotes on, one religious, the
other, “Hope’s the anchor of the Soul.”
8.2.2.4.1.4. John MITFORD (1965-).
8.2.2.4.1.5. Diane MITFORD, died aged 2 or 3 days old.
8.2.2.4.2. Harry MITFORD (1931-).140
8.2.2.4.3. Doris B. MITFORD (1933-).141 She m. Mr. MITCHELL in 1954.142
8.2.2.4.4. Margaret MITFORD (1936-).143
8.2.2.4.5. Clarice MITFORD (1937-).144
8.2.2.4.6. June MITFORD (1940-).145
8.2.2.5. Clarice MITFORD (1912-) b. Congleton.146 She m. Mr. DICKINSON at Luton,
BDF in 1935.147
8.2.2.6. Sybil M. MITFORD (1913-), b. Congleton.148 No trace of a marriage.
Emily Sarah MIDFORD (1842-1877), b. Christmas Day 1842 at Odd Rode, Cheshire; she died 19
Nov 1877 at Rode Heath, ae. 35.149 In 1861 living with her widowed mother at Rode Heath, Odd
Rode, a Dressmaker.150
Michael Blackett MIDFORD (1844-1873), b. 1 Dec 1844 at Odd Rode, Cheshire; ob. ae. 29, at he
died 11 Dec 1873 at Odd Rode.151 In 1871 living with his widowed mother at Rode Heath, Odd
Rode, an unemployed Schoolmaster.152
Hannah MIDFORD (1846-), b. 10 Jan 1846.153 In 1861 she was living with her sister Annie and
Grandma PLANT at the Schoolhouse, Rode, Cheshire. In 1871 she was living with her widowed
mother, sister Emily, brother Michael, and niece, Emily Ann. She married [1] William GOOLDEN
in 1875,154 but was widowed by 3 Apr 1881, census date. Hannah m. [2] Thomas Wright CAVE on
11 May 1887 at Rode Heath, he was a widowed Accountant from St. Neots, HUN.155
Elizabeth MIDFORD (1849-1859), b. 28 May 1849, and died 15 Feb 1859, both at Odd Rode.
GRO Birth Index: MITFORD Mary J, FAIRHURST, Congleton, 8a, 420, 2Q, 1934.
GRO Birth Index: MITFORD Maurice, FAIRHURST, Congleton, 8d, 434, 1Q, 1937.
132
The Author is in contact with.
133
GRO Birth Index: MITFORD Robert, Congleton, 8a, 299, 2Q, 1908.
134
GRO Birth Index: MITFORD, Peter R, JONES, Congleton, 8a, 387, 4Q, 1929.
135
GRO Marr Ref: MITFORD Peter R, DIX, Crewe, 10a, 567, 1Q, 1955.
136
GRO Birth Index: MITFORD Christine M, DIX, Crewe, 10a, 379, 2Q, 1955.
137
GRO Birth Index: MITFORD Irene M, DIX, Crewe, 10a, 393, 3Q, 1956.
138
GRO Birth Index: MITFORD Brian R, DIX, Crewe, 10a, 394, 2Q, 1959.
139
The Author is in contact with this couple.
140
GRO Birth Index: MITFORD, Harry, JONES, Congleton, 8a, 397, 2Q, 1931.
141
GRO Birth Index: MITFORD, Doris B, JONES, Congleton, 8a, 396, 2Q, 1933.
142
GRO Marr Ref: MITFORD Doris B, MITCHELL, Crewe, 10a, 528, 1Q, 1954.
143
GRO Birth Index: MITFORD, Margaret, JONES, Congleton, 8a, 413, 1Q, 1936.
144
GRO Birth Index: MITFORD Clarice, JONES, Crewe, 8a, 401, 4Q, 1937.
145
GRO Birth Index: MITFORD June, JONES, Crewe, 8a, 974, 2Q, 1940.
146
GRO Birth Index: MITFORD Clarice, PODMORE, Congleton, 8a, 542, 2Q, 1912.
147
GRO Marr Ref: MITFORD Clarice, DICKINSON, Luton, 3b, 1121, 2Q, 1935.
148
GRO Birth Index: MITFORD Sybil M, PODMORE, Congleton, 8a, 530, 4Q, 1913.
149
Per Joanna WELCH.
150
1861 Census: Source info: RG9/2613; Reg dist: Congleton; Sub-Reg dist: Sandbach; ED: 4; Folio: 71; P 17; HSN: 88; GSU No: 542999.
151
Als recorded as MEDFORD. 4Q, 1873, Congleton, CHS, vol 8a, p 188.
152
1851 Census: Source info: HO107/2168; Reg dist: Congleton; Sub-Reg dist: Sandbach; ED: 2c; Folio: 36; P 19; HSN: 73; GSU No: 87154.
153
GRO Birth Index: MITFORD, Hannah, Congleton, XIV, 79, 1Q, 1847. Death info per Joanna WELCH.
154
GRO Marr Ref: MITFORD, Hannah, Congleton, 8a, 445, 3Q, 1875, according to the marriage certificate [per JW] William was a Surgeon from
Kidsgrove, witnesses were John Pearson GOOLDEN and Emily Sara MITFORD [her sister].
155
Per Joanna WELCH – witnesses to Hannah’s 2nd marriage were her brother William and sister Elizabeth. She and Thomas were living at 88
Chester Road, Macclesfield in 1901 [census].
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XXVIII. George MIDFORD (1802-1889), born 22 Nov 1802 at Haslington, Cheshire; died 22 Nov 1889. at
Guilden Sutton, Cheshire.156
In 1851 he was a Joiner employing three men, by 1861 he was a Carpenter employing four men and living with
his son Francis and a Housekeeper, Rebecca DALE (1843-), at Thurlwood, Odd Rode.157 He m. [1] Mary Ann
BARNET on 21 Mar 1824 at St. James, Audley, Stafford.158 They had issue:
1. William MIDFORD (1825-1901), b. at Thurlwood End Road, Cheshire, he died at Killarney Manitoba,
Turtle Mountain, Canada. Vide infra.
2. George MIDFORD (1827-1891), chr. 2 Sep 1827, at Christchurch, Alsager, Cheshire;159 he died 10 Mar
1891 at Guilden Sutton.160 In 1851 he was a servant in the house of the Local Magistrate, Randal
WILBRAHAM and his wife Sibilla. From the 1881 Census we can glean that he was working as a Butler,
living in the home of John Price EDWARDS (1825-), Railway Contractor, & Isabella (1838-) his wife, of
Woodfield House, Pipers Ash Lane, Hoole, Cheshire. 161 His wife turned out to be Martha
DAVENPORT (1829-1901+), born at Swettenham, Cheshire, [stated as ‘Butlers Wife’; m. 1858 at
Congleton]162 and living with the children at Pipers Ash, Hoole, Cheshire.163 They had:
2.1. Alfred MIDFORD (1859-1895), born at Odd Rode, Cheshire, 22 months old in 1861 census. 1881:
‘Fireman On Railway.’ He married, a double wedding with his brother, George, in 1893, probably
Ellen ROOM.164 He died in 1895.165
2.2. Mildred Maria MIDFORD (1860-), born at Odd Rode, Cheshire. Birth Registered in 1Q of
1861.166 She m. in 1880 at Chester.167
2.3. Hector MIDFORD (1863-), born at Odd Rode, Cheshire. Working as a Hairdresser in 1881.
2.4. Clement MIDFORD (1864-), born at Odd Rode, Cheshire.168 1881: a Market Gardener. In 1901
living with his widowed mother at Guilden Sutton, CHS, working as a Gardener. He probably m.
Miss WYNN in 1912.169
2.5. George Ernest MIDFORD (c1866-), born at Odd Rode, Cheshire. A Market Gardener in 1881.
He appears to have had a double wedding with his brother, Alfred), in 1893, Mary Anne MCRAE
(1860-) b. Scotland.170 In 1901 they were living at Guilden Sutton, CHS, he was working as a
Domestic Gardener.171 They had issue:
2.5.1. George Alexander MITFORD (1894-), b. Hoole, CHS.172
2.5.2. Isabella Annie MITFORD (1897-), b. Hoole, CHS.173
GRO Death Ref: 4Q, 1889, Chester, CHS, vol 8a, p 251. States he was 89, not 87.
1851 Census: Source info: HO107/2168; Reg dist: Congleton; Sub-Reg dist: Sandbach; ED: 2c; Folio: 32; P 11; HSN: 40; GSU No: 87154. 1861
Census: Source info: RG9/2613; Reg dist: Congleton; Sub-Reg dist: Sandbach; ED: 4; Folio: 67; P 10; HSN: 48; GSU No: 542999.
158
IGI Marr Ref: BN: M037711, SCN: 0417168, 0426480, 0426481.
159
IGI Chr. Ref: 2260110, Sheet: 18, SCN: 1553204.
160
Per Joanna WELCH; GRO Ref: 1Q, ae 63, Chester, CHS, vol 8a, p 276.
161
1881 Ref: FHL: 1341853; PRO: RG11; Piece: 3562; Folio 4; Page 1.
162
GRO Marr Ref: 2Q, vol 8a, p 323, witness to their marriage were John MITFORD and Maria DAVENPORT (per Joanna WELCH). A Martha
DAVENPORT (1850-) was boarding with them in 1861, probably the daughter of Martha Snr.
163
1881 Census: FHL: 1341853; PRO Ref: RG11; Piece / Folio 3562 / 6A; p 7. Their neighbours being: GORNALL’S
156
157
Joseph A GORNALL
Head M Male
37 Lancaster, Lancashire, England Builders Clerk
Mary A GORNALL JONES! Wife M Female 26 Birkenhead, Cheshire, England
Hannah R GORNALL
Daur U Female 5 Birkenhead, Cheshire, England Builders Daur
Eli J GORNALL
Son U Male
David S GORNALL
Son U Male
2 Chester, Cheshire, England
4 m Plemondstall, Cheshire, England
Joseph Born PRESTON! Source Information:
Dwelling
Census Place
Family History Library Film
Public Records Office Reference
Piece / Folio
Page Number
Pipers Ash
Hoole, Cheshire, England
1341853
RG11
3562 / 6A
7
GRO Marr Ref: 4Q, 1893, Chester, Ches, vol 8a, p 591.
GRO Death Ref: ae 36, 4Q, 1895, Chester, Ches, vol 8a, p 297.
166
GRO Birth Ref: vol 8a, p 265.
167
GRO Marr Ref: 3Q, 8a, 553.
168
GRO Birth Ref: 3Q, Congleton, vol 8a, p 268
169
GRO Marr Ref: 2Q, Chester, 8a, 829.
170
GRO Marr Ref: 4Q, 1893, Chester, Ches, vol 8a, p 591.
171
1901 Census: Source info: RG13/3366; Reg dist: Chester; Sub-Reg dist: Tattenhall; ED: 14; Folio: 63; p. 28; HSN: 163.
172
GRO Birth Ref: 1Q, 1894, Chester, CHS, vol 8a, p 439.
164
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4.
2.6. Herbert MIDFORD (c1867-), b. Hoole, Cheshire.
2.7. Jessie MIDFORD (1870-) born at Hoole, Cheshire. 174 She m. in 1899 at West Derby, LAN.175
2.8. Edith MIDFORD (c1872-), born at Hoole, Cheshire. Still living at home with her widowed mother
in 1901.
Ellen MIDFORD, (c1830-) in Odd Rode per 1851 census. She m. Sylvester DOYLE on 1 Dec 1851 at
Congleton.176
Thomas MITFORD (1832-1897) at Thurwood, Astbury,177 in 1851 an Apprentice Joiner, by 1861 he was
a Carpenter living at Rode Heath. 1871 he was a Canal Carpenter.178 1881 he was a Joiner, 1891 a Joiner
and Farmer, and he had died aged 65 in 1897 at Tattenhall.179 He appears on page 528 of the KELLY'S
Trade Directory of Cheshire, 1896 in Newton, Tattenhall, Chester, as "MITFORD, Thomas, Farmer." He m.
Elizabeth WOOLLAM (1827-), [b. Huxley, Cheshire], on 2 Feb 1858 at Waverton St Peter,180 and had
issue:
4.1. Daniel MIDFORD (1860-1918+), b. Huxley, CHS, 10 months old on 7 Apr 1861.181 In 1901 he
was the Railway Station Master.182 He m. Edith JONES (1862-), [b. Holywell, DEN, Wales] in 1889
at Holywell, Denbighshire.183 They had issue:184
4.1.1. Edward Bawden MITFORD (1890-), b. Anglesey, Holyhead.185 He m. a Miss. JONES in
1917.186
4.1.2. Anne Ellen MITFORD (1892-), b. Nantwich, CHS.
4.1.3. Ethel Elizabeth MITFORD (1894-), b. Rhuddlan, Flintshire, Wales.187
4.1.4. Thomas Edgar MITFORD (1896-), b. St Asaph, Flintshire, Wales.188
4.1.5. John Bawden MITFORD (1902-1994), b. 13 Mar 1902 at St Asaph, Flintshire, Wales; he
died in Jun 1994 in Vale Royal, Cheshire.189
4.2. Mary Elizabeth MIDFORD (1867-), at Etruria, Stafford,190 she married at Bangor in the second
quarter of 1887,191 Robert DAVIES (1862-) [b. Gaerwen, Anglesey, Wales, in 1881 he was a Railway
Porter; no trace on 1891, and by 1901 he was a Tradesman Grocer, s.o. John DAVIES (1831->1881)
[b. Aberffraw, Anglesey],192 & Mary (1834-), the latter was a 46 year old widow, former dressmaker,
with eight children at home in 1881].193 In 1901 they were in Penmynydd, Anglesey, having had issue:
4.2.1. John Thomas DAVIES (1887-), b. Llangefni, Anglesey, Wales.194
4.2.2. Wilfred Mitford DAVIES (1895-1966), b. 23 Feb 1895 at Menai Bridge, Anglesey, Wales,195
he died in Mar 1966, being buried in Llangefni Town Cemetery. He was a colourful character
by all accounts, illustrating at least eighteen children’s educational books as ‘W. Mitford
DAVIES’ in the mid-20th Century.196 He planned to be an architect, but the draft for WW1
put paid to that aspiration, and on his return in 1918 he studied at the Liverpool School of Art
until 1922. He became a Commercial Artist in London, returning in 1924 to Star on the death
of his father, to run the family business. He started supplying illustrations for the monthly
magazine Cymru'r Plant, work that lasted forty years. His cartoon folk ‘Toodles’ and Twm y
GRO Birth Ref: 4Q, 1897, Chester, 8a p 386.
GRO Birth Ref: 1Q, Chester, 8a, p 366.
175
GRO Marr Ref: 4Q, 8b, 750.
176
Per Joanna WELCH.
177
Per 1881 Census. However, the 1861 lists his place of birth as Odd Rode, CHS.
178
Recorded as MILFORD.
179
CHS Death Reg: MITFORD, Thomas, Tattenhall, CW, TAT/20/13, 1897, Aged 65. He was a farmer at Damell School Farm, Tattenhall.
180
GRO Marr Ref: 1Q, Great Boughton, CHS, Vol: 8a, p. 361.
181
GRO Birth Ref: 2Q, 1860, Congleton, CHS, vol 8a, p 291. Often ecorded as MITFORD.
182
1901 Census: Source info: RG13/5234; Reg Dist: St Asaph; ED: 22; Folio: 120; p 8; HSN: 56. In 1914, Daniel was listed in KELLY'S Directory of
Cheshire, 1914: p 67: MITFORD Daniel, Railway Station Master, Broxton.
183
GRO Marr Ref: 3Q, 1889, vol 11b, p 307.
184
From the 1901 census return.
185
GRO Birth Ref: 4Q, 1890, Holyhead, Anglesey, vol 11b, p 440.
186
GRO Marr Ref: 4Q, 1917, Wrexham, vol 11b, p 451.
187
GRO Birth Ref: 3Q, 1894, St Asaph, DEN, Wales, vol 11b, p 298.
188
GRO Birth Ref: 3Q, 1896, St Asaph, DEN, Wales, vol 11b, p 302.
189
GRO Birth Ref: 1Q, 1902, St Asaph, DEN, Wales, vol 11b, p 288; BMD Death Ref: ae 92, Reg no: 4E, entry no: 7.
190
Per 1881 Census. A considerable amount of time was spent researching this lady, as one findings, she was the mother of W[ilfred] Mitford
DAVIES, quite a famous welsh illustrator of children’s books in the mid-20th century.
191
IGI Marr Ref: 11b, 783,2Q, 1887, at Bangor.
192
Per the 1871 census, same abode as 1881, John DAVIES Snr was an Inspector, Platelayer A.C.R., and there were more siblings, Mary DAVIES,
John DAVIES, Robert DAVIES.
193
1881 Census: Dwelling: Chwys Uchaf; Llanfihangel, Esceifiog, Anglesey, Wales FHL Film: 1342338; PRO Ref: RG11; Piece / Folio: 5574 / 49; p.
12. Robert’s occupation was as a Railway Porter, and his siblings [all born at Gaerwen, Anglesey, Wales – per the 1881c only] were: David DAVIES
(14); Thomas DAVIES (13); Kate DAVIES (11); Margaret DAVIES (9); William DAVIES (7); Richard DAVIES (5); Benjamin DAVIES (3).
194
IGI Birth Ref: District: Holyhead; County: Anglesey; Vol: 11b; p 525.
195
Per 1901 Census, which also gives the family address as Star Stores, No. 2 & 3 Star Terr., Penmy.
196
The author has acquired several of these over recent years.
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gath' were very popular; they appeared in Breton in 1936. He worked for many Welsh
publishers, and illustrated for Daniel OWEN, E. Tegla DAVIES, John Ellis WILLIAMS etc,
and provided cartoons for several Welsh newspapers and magazines. See Author List. He was
also an excellent oils and watercolour artist. He m. in 1925, Ellen ROWLANDS, daughter of
Elias and Margaret ROWLANDS from Liverpool, and they had a daughter:
4.2.2.1. Margaret DAVIES (c1926-), who also did some book illustrating.
4.3. Margaret MITFORD (1869-), and chr. on 15 Dec 1869 at St. Michael’s, Stone, Staffordshire.197 She
m. 5 Mar 1891 at the Primitive Methodist Chapel, George Street, Chester, William PHILLIPS
(1863-) [b. Newton by Tattenhall, Cheshire, s.o. William PHILLIPS, Farmer], also a Farmer.198
Witnesses were Samuel PHILLIPS and Fanny MITFORD.
5. John MIDFORD (1836-1897), born about 1836 in Odd Rode, Cheshire per 1851 census, at which time
he was an errand boy. He emigrated to Australia in 1860, arriving on the Red Jack on 25 Apr at Victoria,
and on 17 May in Auckland, New Zealand.199
6. Francis Michael MITFORD (1840-1902), “Frank”200 born 1840 at Odd Rode, Cheshire,201 In 1861 he
was the only child still living at home with his father. He m. [1] between 1861 and 1865, Hannah DALE,
who died; and [2] m. in 1871202 Olive BERISFORD (1844-1921) at Congleton, living in Rode Heath on
the night of the census in that year.203 He worked at Lawton Hall, Herefordshire, as Manager of the local
sawmill. According to his descendants, Francis emigrated to New Zealand between 1881 and 1891,204
however, he returned to live out his final days in England, mis-recorded as Francis LAWTON in the 1901
census, as his death record on the GRO in 1902.205 Olive returned too, dying in England some 19 years
later. His issue with Olive were:
6.2. Mildred Mary MITFORD (1874-), b. Congleton.206 No trace of marriage.
6.3. Harry Hedley MITFORD (1874-1901+), b. Congleton.207 No trace of marriage.
6.4. Ellen MITFORD (1877-1901+), b. Congleton.208 She m. at Chorlton in 1905.209
6.5. Francis Berisford MITFORD (1879-1960).210 Male, not female, as stated in the 1881 Census. He
m. in 1906 at Prestwich.211
6.6. James John MITFORD (1880-1901+),212 chr. 25 Jul 1881 at Odd Rode.213 He was employed as a
domestic servant in Manchester in 1901.214
6.7. William MITFORD (1881-), b.c. 21 Mar 1881 in Odd Rode.215
6.8. Olive MITFORD (1882-1901+), b. 1882 in Odd Rode.
George MIDFORD (1802-1889) m. [2] Martha WILKINSON (1827-) on 12 Dec 1861 at Astbury,216 and
had further issue:
7. Joseph Wilkinson MITFORD (1862-1920) at Sandbach,217 and died aged 57 years at Chester in 1920.218
He was listed on pages 432 and 703 of KELLY'S Directory of Cheshire, 1896 as "MITFORD, Joseph, Builder
and Timber Merchant, Rode Heath saw mills, Odd Rode, Stoke on Trent,” and again in Kelly's Directory of 1914.219
In 1901 recorded as a Joiner & Builder, living at Rode Heath Saw Mills.220 He m. a cousin, Sally
WILKINSON (1862-), aka “Fanny,” in 1887 at West Derby,221 and had issue:
IGI Chr Ref: BN: C067731, SCN: 0435857, 0435858.
IGI Marr Ref: 6a, 657, 1Q, 1891, Chester.
199
Per Joanna WELCH.
200
Per 1851 census.
201
Cheshire Birth Reg’s: MIDFORD, Francis Michael, Sandbach, CE, SA/1/100, 1840-45. GRO Re (as MIDFORD): 2Q, , Congleton, vol 19, p 82.
202
GRO Marr Ref: MITFORD, Francis Michael, Congleton, 8a, 343, 1Q, 1871. Witnesses at the wedding were Arthur BERISFORD & E. BERISFORD,
stated he was a widower, (per Joanna WELCH).
203
GRO Death Ref: MITFORD, Olive, Chorlton, 8c, 782, 2Q, 1921, ae 76. 1871c: MIDFORD, RG10/3706; ED: 4; Folio: 80; p 70; GSU No: 842117.
204
1881 Census Ref: FHL: Film: 134846; PRO Ref: RG 11; Piece/Folio: 3536/83; p 25.
205
GRO Death Index: Francis Michael, 61, Chorlton, 8c, 494, 4Q, 1902, aged 61.
206
GRO Birth Index: MITFORD, Mildred Mary, Congleton, 8a, 307, 1Q, 1874.
207
GRO Birth Index: MITFORD, Harry Hedley, Congleton, 8a, 305, 1Q, 1875.
208
GRO Birth Index: MITFORD, Ellen, Congleton, 8a, 333, 2Q, 1877 & Cheshire Birth Registers: MITFORD, Ellen, Sandbach, CE, SA/30/75, ?
209
GRO Marr Ref: MITFORD Ellen, Chorlton, 8c, 1169, 1Q, 1905.
210
GRO Birth: MITFORD, Francis Berisford, Congleton, 8a, 329, 2Q, 1879 & CHS Birth Reg: Sandbach, CE, SA/32/78, 1879. ‘Frances’ is interpolated
with ‘Francis’ but all entries other than the 1881 census list him as “Francis.” GRO Death Ref: ae. 81, 1Q, 1960, Manchester, 10e, 248.
211
GRO Marr Ref: MITFORD Francis Beresford, Prestwich, 8d, 435, 1Q, 1906.
212
GRO Birth Index: MITFORD, John, Congleton, 8a, 327, 1Q, 1880.
213
IGI Chr Ref: BN: C749311.
214
1901 Census: Ref: 36915814/1546004, John MITFORD, 21, b.at Ches Broadheath: Living at Lancaster, Manchester as a Domestic Servant.
215
No trace on IGI, GRO or Cheshire Records, but states on 1881 census he was 2 weeks old.
216
DoM per Joanna WELCH.
217
Cheshire Birth Registers: MIDFORD, Joseph, Sandbach, CE, SA/17/22, 1862.
218
GRO Death Index: MITFORD, Joseph, 1Q, 8a, 491, 1920, aged 57.
219
Kelly's Directory of Cheshire, 1914: p 529: MITFORD Joseph, Joiner, Rode Heath saw mills. Joanna WELCH also cites 1896 & 1910 Trades.
220
1901 Census: Source info: RG13/3351; Reg dist: Congleton; Sub-Reg dist: Sandbach; ED: 4; Folio: 67; p. 4; HSN: 16.
221
GRO Marr Ref: MITFORD Joseph Wilkinson, W Derby, 8b, 687, 2Q, 1887. Fanny was born in Bootle, LAN.
197
198
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8.
9.
7.1. William Joseph MITFORD (1888-1952), .b Congleton.222 William and his brother George m. two
sisters, Mabel & Lilian. He married223 [1] Mabel RIGBY [1886-1924]224 in 1922. She died in
childbirth … they had no surviving issue. Wife No. [2] was Edith TAPLEY in 1927 in Lawton, nr.
Leominster, Herefordshire225 for whom there is no trace of issue. He died in 1952.226
7.2. George MITFORD (1890-1949),227 who m. Lilian RIGBY (1892-Sep 1952)228 in 1920,229 and lived
at Redesdale House, Rode Heath,230 Cheshire, and previously Home Farm, Rode Heath Hall. Ran
the saw mill for many years on the Rode Heath Hall Estate, along with William Joseph. He had a
long-term affair with Lyn COLCLEUGH during his marriage, and fell out with his brother over this,
neither speaking to each other for years, even though they worked together. George and Lilian had:
7.2.1. Muriel MITFORD (1921-),231 she m. Thomas William PICKERING in 1942.232 They had
issue, at least one daughter:
7.2.1.1. Ann PICKERING (1944-), who m. Mr. HASKELL.
7.2.2. Clarice George MITFORD (1922-),233 and m. William GILBERT in 1947.234
7.2.3. Joan MITFORD (1924-),235 m. Leonard BROADHURST in 1948.236
7.3. Doris May MITFORD (1892-).237 She m. a Mr. FOX in 1923238 and vanished!239
Fanny Wilkinson Good MITFORD (1864-),240 b. 2 Oct 1864;241 and m. Alfred BURDETT on 8 Aug
1905 at Odd Rode.242 In 1881 she was working for John WOOLLAM, (65 y.o.), Farmer of 108 Acres at
Gates Heath, Golborne Bellow, Cheshire, England.243
Christopher MITFORD (1866-1913),244 b. Thurlwood, he d. 1913 at Macclesfield, aged 46.245 A
Carpenter when he m. 2 Jan 1890 at Rode Heath,246 Rosa Margaret CRATCHLEY.247 They were living
at Yew Cottage, Lawton Rd, Alsager, Stoke-on-Trent in 1915.248 They had:
9.1. Herbert Reginald MITFORD(1892-).249 No trace of a marriage.
9.2. Rosa Margaret MITFORD (1893-).250 She m. a Mr. TAYLOR in 1918.251
9.3. Christopher MITFORD (1893-).252 No trace of a marriage. He was K.I.A. in WW1 on 13 Oct
1915 in France [Flanders], when a Private (Army No: 3251) of the 1st/5th Battalion, The Prince of
Wales' (North Staffordshire Regiment).
9.4. Marion Gladys MITFORD (1895-).253 She m. a Mr. LARGE in 1919.254
9.5. Charles MITFORD (1897-).255 He m. Miss. THRIPPLETON at Birmingham (North) in 1928.256
They had issue, at least one son:
9.5.1.
Brian Charles Thrippleton MITFORD (1935-).257
GRO Birth Index: MITFORD William Joseph, Congleton, 8a, 316, 2Q, 1888: & Ches. Birth’s: MITFORD, Wm J, Sandbach, CE SA/41/79, 1888.
GRO Marr Ref: MITFORD William Joseph, RIGBY, Congleton, 8a, 788, 3Q, 1922.
224
GRO Death Index: MITFORD, Mabel, Congleton, 8a, 348, 4Q, 1924, aged 38.
225
GRO Marr Ref: MITFORD William J, TAPLEY, Congleton, 8a, 739, 2Q, 1927.
226
GRO Death Index: MITFORD William J, Crewe, 10a, 171, 3Q, 1952, aged 64.
227
GRO Death Index: MITFORD George, Crewe, 10a, 199, 1949, aged 58.
228
GRO Death Index: MITFORD Lilian, Crewe, 10a, 174, 3Q, 1952, aged 60.
229
GRO Marr Ref: MITFORD George, RIGBY, Congleton, 8a, 940, 3Q, 1920.
230
FJM, snail mail this chap: Rode Heath Community Association Contact: Mick Glover Redesdale House, Knutsford Road, Rode Heath. ST7 3QT
231
GRO Birth Index: MITFORD Muriel, RIGBY, Congleton, 8a, 560, 2Q, 1921.
232
GRO Marr Ref: MITFORD Muriel, PICKERING, Crewe, 8a, 1065, 1Q, 1942.
233
GRO Birth Index: MITFORD Clarice, RIGBY, Congleton, 8a, 496, 3Q, 1922.
234
GRO Marr Ref: MITFORD Clarice, GILBERT, Crewe, 10a, 501, 4Q, 1947.
235
GRO Birth Index: MITFORD Joan, RIGBY, Congleton, 8a, 468, 3Q, 1924.
236
GRO Marr Ref: MITFORD Joan, BROADHURST, Crewe, 10a, 523, 1Q, 1948.
237
GRO Birth Index: MITFORD Doris May, Congleton, 8a, 327, 2Q, 1892.
238
GRO Marr Ref: MITFORD Doris M, FOX, Congleton, 8a, 803, 3Q, 1923.
239
Per Sylvia CAPPER.
240
Cheshire Birth Registers: MITFORD, Fanny, Sandbach,CE, SA/17/14, 1862.
241
Per Joanna WELCH
242
GRO Marr Ref:Per Joanna WELCH.
243
Source 1881 Census: FHL Film: 1341850; PRO Ref: RG11; Piece: 3552; Folio: 106; Pg No: 20.
244
Ches Birth Reg: MITFORD, Christopher, Sandbach, CE, SA/20/76, 1866. He was confirmed per parish records for Odd Rode in 1883, per JW.
245
Per Joanna WELCH – he was ill in 1901.
246
GRO Marr Ref: MITFORD, Christopher, Congleton, 8a, 377, 1Q, 1890.
247
1901 Census. Witnesses to their marriage were Charles CRATCHLEY Jnr, Marion CRATCHLEY, and his brother Joseph [per J. WELCH]. Rosa
was a servant to BATES [WILBRAHAM] in London in 1881.
248
Source: CWGC.
249
Conf. by GRO Birth Index: MITFORD, Herbert Reginald, Congleton, 8a, 328, 2Q, 1892 & Ches. Reg: Sandbach, CE, SA/45/59, 1892.
250 GRO Birth: MITFORD, Rosa Margaret, Congleton, 8a, 999, 4Q, 1893 & Ches Reg: MITFORD, Rosa Margaret, Sandbach, CE, SA/47/36, 1893.
251 GRO Marr Ref: MITFORD, Rose M, TAYLOR, Congleton, 8a, 487, 1Q, 1918.
252 GRO Birth: MITFORD, Christopher, Congleton, 8a, 332, 1Q, 1894 & Cheshire Birth: MITFORD, Christopher, Sandbach, CE, SA/47/50, 1894.
253 GRO Birth: MITFORD, Marion Gladys, Sandbach, CE, SA/49/43, 1895 & Ches. Birth: MITFORD, Marion Gladys, Congleton, 8a, 308, 4Q, 1895.
254 GRO Marr Ref: MITFORD Marion G, LARGE, Stoke T, 6b, 573, 4Q, 1919.
255 GRO Birth Index: MITFORD, Charles, Congleton, 3b, 483, 2Q, 1897
256 GRO Marr Ref: MITFORD Charles, THRIPPLETON, Birmingham N, 6d, 654, 1Q, 1928.
222
223
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9.6. Nina MITFORD (1900-), b.c. Oct 1900, m. Mr. BAILEY in 1921 at Newcastle under Lyme.259
10. George Nathan MITFORD (1872-1936), b. and chr. 16 Jul 1877 at Odd Rode, when ae 4.260 He d. 30
Mar 1936 at The Locks, Odd Rode, and was buried at Odd Rode, ae 63.261 George m. 27 Jan 1898 at Odd
Rode, Minnie FOX.262 They had issue:
10.1. Jack MITFORD (1899-1918), b. Rode Heath, Cheshire. He was a Private (No: 69866) in the 1st
Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment), on 9 Oct 1918 when he was Killed in Action in
France on the advance between the Somme and the Loos, aged 19.263 A memorial to him on Panel 3
of the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, (CWGC).
10.2. Fred MITFORD (1901-), twin with Phyllis.
10.3. Phyllis MITFORD (1901-), twin with Fred.
258
XXIX. William MIDFORD (1825-1901), b. at Thurlwood End Road, Cheshire, and chr. 12 Jun 1825, at
Christchurch, Alsager, Cheshire.264 He died on 17 Oct 1901 at Killarney Manitoba, Turtle Mountain,
Canada. He m. Ann JONES (c1820-), [b. at Hope the Wern, Denbighshire, Wales] in Mar 1849 at
Congleton.265 In 1851 he was living at Thurlwood, Odd Rode, married with his first daughter.266 A
Carpenter/Joiner in 1851-71.267 In Apr 1881 they were living together at 8 Dickson Road, Layton
With Warbreck, Lancashire, he was described as an unemployed Joiner at this time.268 They had:
1. Elizabeth MIDFORD (c1849-), (Lizzie) b. Odd Rode, Cheshire.269 Living with parents in 1871. She m.
George LATHAM in Canada, and had at least one daughter, last heard of in Canada c. 1910.270
2. George Edward MIDFORD (c1851-1919), b. Odd Rode, Cheshire.271 Although claimed to be born in
1851/2, his birth appears registered in 1849.272 He died 7 Jun 1919 in Creston County, Canada.273
3. Edward MIDFORD (1852-1911+), b. Odd Rode, Cheshire; he is on the 1911 census for Canada living at
Ymir Riding, Kootenay, British Columbia. Living with parents in 1871. By 1881 he is a Joiner, married to
Sarah GEORGE (1854->1811), b. Denbigh, Wales, (in 1879 at Blackburn, LAN),274 with a small son:275
3.1. Harry MIDFORD (1880-1882), b.c. Jul 1880 at Great Harwood, LAN, d. Blackburn, LAN in 1882.
It would appear it is this Edward and Sarah who are to be found on the 1906 Canadian Census, in the Souris
District, Manitoba, Canada, with the following children:
3.2. Annie MITFORD (c1887-), b. Canada.
3.3. George W. MITFORD (c1889-), b. Canada.
3.4. Stanley MITFORD (c1892-), b. Canada.
3.5. Thomas MITFORD (c1894-), b. Canada.
3.6. Louisa MITFORD (c1895-), b. Canada.
4. Mary Ellen MIDFORD (c1856-), b. Odd Rode, Cheshire.276 Living with parents in 1871. She m. in
Salford, Manchester in 1883.277
5. Martha MIDFORD (1858-), chr. 19 Dec 1858 at St Thomas, Odd Rode, Cheshire.
257 GRO Birth Index: MITFORD Brian C T, THRIPPLETON, Birmingham, 6d, 878, 2Q, 1935.
258 GRO Birth Index: MITFORD, Nina, Congleton, 8a, 289, 4Q, 1900 & Cheshire Birth Registers: MITFORD, Nina, Sandbach, CE, SA/54/18, 1900.
259 GRO Marr Ref: MITFORD Nina, BAILEY, Newcastle L, 6b, 169, 3Q, 1921.
260 Cheshire Birth Registers: MITFORD, George Nathan, Sandbach, CE, SA/25/55, 1872. Chr date from Joanna WELCH, also gave witnesses:
William FOX and Ethyl Mary FOX.
261
Per Joanna WELCH.
262 GRO Marriage Index: MITFORD, George Nathan, Congleton, 8a, 396, 1Q, 1898.
263 Source: The Commonwealth War Graves Commission: www.cwgc.org
264 IGI Birth Ref: BN: 2260110, Sheet: 26, SCN: 1553204.
265
GRO Marr Ref: 1Q, 1849, Congleton, CHS, vol 19, p 71.
266
1851 Census: Source info: HO107/2168; Reg dist: Congleton; Sub-Reg dist: Sandbach; ED: 2c; Folio: 31; P 9; HSN: 35; GSU No: 87154.
267
1861 Census: Source info: RG9/2613; Reg dist: Congleton; Sub-Reg dist: Sandbach; ED: 4; Folio: 71; P 18; HSN: 88; GSU No: 542999.
268 1881 Ref: FHL: 1342017; PRO: RG11; Piece: 4252; Folio 52; p 29.
269
Per 1851 Census.
270
See Letter of 14 May 1918.
271
Per 1861 Census.
272
GRO Birth Ref: 1Q, 1849, Congleton, vol 19, p 75.
273
GEORGE EDWARD MIDFORDMale 67 7 June 1919CRESTON 1919-09-254894 B13116 – 1927144.
274
GRO Marr Ref: 3Q, 1879 at Blackburn, Lancashire, vol 8e, p 540.
275
1881 Census: Dwelling and Place: 5 Grimshaw St, Great Harwood, LAN; Ref: FHL Film 1342001, PRO Ref RG11, Piece 4177, Folio 53, p. 39.
276
Per 1861 Census, and GRO Birth Ref: 2Q, Congleton, vol 8a, p 298.
277
GRO Marr Ref: 4Q, Greater Manchester, Salford, vol 8d, p 71.
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Some Census Details
This was from the early days of researching, when one had to purchase the 1881 census in it’s entirety … then
when the 1901 came online … before the blessing, if somewhat costly, Ancestry.
The 1881 Census for England & Wales:
Dwelling and Place of Census: 5 Grimshaw St, Great Harwood, Lancashire, England
Reference: FHL Film 1342001, PRO Ref RG11, Piece 4177, Folio 53, Page 39
NAME
Edward MIDFORD
Sarah MIDFORD
Harry MIDFORD
STATUS
M
M
AGE
28
26
9m
BIRTHPLACE
Cheshire, England
Denbigh, Wales
Gt Harwood, Lancashire, England
REL
Head
Wife
Son
OCCUPATION
Joiner
Housekeeper
The 1881 Census for England & Wales shows Thomas MITFORD and his family as:
Dwelling and Place of Census: Chester Rd, Tattenhall, Cheshire
Reference: FHL Film 1341850, PRO Ref RG11, Piece 3552, Folio 130, Page 68
NAME
Thomas MITFORD
Elizabeth MITFORD
Mary MITFORD
Margaret MITFORD
STATUS
M
M
AGE
47
53
13
11
BIRTHPLACE
Thurwood Asbury, Cheshire
Huxley, Cheshire
Etruria, Stafford
Stone, Stafford
REL
Head
Wife
(Daur)
(Daur)
OCCUPATION
Joiner
Joiner Wife
Scholar
Scholar
The 1881 Census for England & Wales shows Francis MITFORD and his family as:
Dwelling and Place of Census: Rode Heath, Odd Rode, Cheshire
Reference: FHL Film 1341846, PRO Ref RG11, Piece 3563, Folio 83, Page 25
NAME
STATUS
AGE
BIRTHPLACE
Francis MITFORD
M
40
Odd Rode, Cheshire
Olive MITFORD
M
33
Odd Rode, Cheshire
Mildred MITFORD
7
Odd Rode, Cheshire
Harry MITFORD
6
Odd Rode, Cheshire
Ellen MITFORD
4
Odd Rode, Cheshire
Frances MITFORD {Francis
Berisford MITFORD}
2
Odd Rode, Cheshire
John MITFORD
1
Odd Rode, Cheshire
William MITFORD
2w
Odd Rode, Cheshire
No trace of this family on the 1901 Census.
REL
Head
Wife
Dau
Son
Dau
OCCUPATION
Builder
Builders Wife
Scholar
Scholar
Scholar
Dau
Son
Son
The 1881 Census for England & Wales shows Sarah MITFORD and her family as:
Dwelling and Place of Census: Rode Heath, Odd Rode, Cheshire
Reference: FHL Film 1341846, PRO Ref RG11, Piece 3563, Folio 83, Page 24
NAME
Sarah MITFORD
William Plant MITFORD
Hannah GOOLDEN
Emily Ann MITFORD
Harry MITFORD
STATUS
W
W
W
AGE
63
40
34
12
10
BIRTHPLACE
London, Middlesex
Odd Rode, Cheshire
Odd Rode, Cheshire
Talk, Stafford
Odd Rode, Cheshire
REL
Head
Son
Dau
G Dau
G Son
OCCUPATION
Butler
Scholar
Scholar
The 1881 Census for England & Wales shows John and his family as:
Dwelling and Place of Census: Thurlwood Lodge, Odd Rode, Cheshire
Reference: FHL Film 1341846, PRO Ref RG11, Piece 3536, Folio 75, Page 9
NAME
George MITFORD
Martha MITFORD
Joseph Wilkinson MITFORD
Fanny MITFORD
Cristopher MITFORD
George Nathan MITFORD
STATUS
M
M
U
U
AGE
78
53
18
17
14
8
BIRTHPLACE
Sandbach, Cheshire
Nantwich, Cheshire
Odd Rode, Cheshire
Odd Rode, Cheshire
Odd Rode, Cheshire
Odd Rode, Cheshire
REL
Head
Wife
Son
Dau
Son
Son
OCCUPATION
Farmer Of 12 1/2 Acres & Joiner
Farmer Wife
Joiner
Pupil Teacher
Farm Boy
Scholar
1901 Census shows Harry MITFORD and his family as:
CENSUS REF
6811118
281573
6811119
281573
6811120
281573
6811121
281573
6811122
281573
FORENAME
Harry
Florence
Catherine
Emily1170
William1043
SURNAME
MITFORD
MITFORD
MITFORD
MITFORD
MITFORD
AGE
30
27
5
3
60
BIRTHPLACE
Cheshire Odd Rode
Staffordshire Betley
Cheshire Old Rode
Cheshire Alsager
Cheshire Old Rode
COUNTY
Cheshire
Cheshire
Cheshire
Cheshire
Cheshire
PLACE
OCCUPATION
Alsager 1057 House Painter
Alsager
Alsager
Alsager
Alsager Gardener Retired
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The 1901 Census shows Christopher & Rosa MITFORD’S family as:
CENSUS REF FORENAME SURNAME AGE BIRTHPLACE COUNTY
6811620-281590
Rosa
Mitford
36 Cheshire Alsager Cheshire
6811621-281590
Herbert
Mitford
9 Cheshire Odd Rode Cheshire
6811622-281590
Rosa
Mitford
8 Cheshire Odd Rode Cheshire
6811623-281590 Christopher
Mitford
7 Cheshire Odd Rode Cheshire
6811624-281590 Marion (Gladys) Mitford
5 Cheshire Odd Rode Cheshire
6811625-281590
Charles
Mitford
4 Cheshire Odd Rode Cheshire
6811626-281590
Nina
Mitford
6M Cheshire Alsager Cheshire
Christopher being absent at that time, and not showing up anywhere else.
MIDFORD
Francis
Male
MIDFORD
Francis
Male
MIDFORD
Francis
Male
MIDFORD
Francis
Male
MIDFORD Charles Dawson Male
MIDFORD Amelia Florence Female
DoB
DoB
MAR
MAR
CHR
CHR
MEDFORD
George
MAR 21-Mar 1824
MADFORTE
MIDFORD
Joanna
Margaret
Male
17-Jan
about
about
14-May
27-Apr
09-Jul
1694
1742
1742
1761
1771
1854 William
Thirza
Margaretae
Female CHR 21-Dec 1578 Johis ALICOCKE
Female CHR 15-Dec 1869 Thomas Elizabeth
PLACE
Alsager
Alsager
Alsager
Alsager
Alsager
Alsager
Alsager
Astbury, CHS
Film No: 457525
Congleton, CHS
Film No: 446151, P. 0105
GIBSON Elizabeth
Astbury, CHS
Film No: 451096, P. 0112
YARDLEY Margaret
Swettenham, CHS 8810331,SN: 28, SCN: 1553179
Churton Heath, CHS
P009691, SCN: 0599896
St James, Congleton, CHS C396382, SCN: 1655831 IT 2-4
M037711, SCN: 0417168,
BARNETT Mary St. James's, Audley, STS
0426480-6481
Newcastle under Lyme, STS
P010291, SCN: 0873642
St. Michael, Stone, STS BN: C067731, SCN: 0435857-58
Suspect these are originally METFORD from Somerset
METFORTH
William
METFORTH Edward
Male
CHR
Male
17-Jan
1570
Thomas
Yarburgh, Lincoln
BN: C033881,SCN: 0436008, 0508079
CHR
30-Apr
1577
Thomas
Yarburgh, Lincoln
C033881,SCN: 0436008, 0508079
METFORTH Elizabeth
Female CHR
11-Dec
1579
Thomas
Yarburgh, Lincoln
C033881,SCN: 0436008, 0508079
METFORTH
Female CHR
18-Mar
1583
Thomas
Yarburgh, Lincoln
C033881,SCN: 0436008, 050879
CHR
06-Mar
1587
Thomas
Yarburgh, Lincoln
C033881,SCN: 0436008, 0508079
Female CHR
12-Apr
1589
Thomas
Yarburgh, Lincoln
BN: C033881,SCN: 0436008, 050879
04-Jun
1593
Thomas
Yarburgh, Lincoln
BN: C033881,SCN: 0436008, 0508079
Anne
METFORTH Charles
METFORTH Margret
METFORTH Thomas
Male
Male
CHR
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ABBREVIATIONS
A note on some short forms used: standard County Chapman Codes for England & Wales are used, (normally to save text going
onto another line or stop text looking too “squashed”!), together with some common ones used in genealogy:
+ indicates further issue (descent)
e.s.
2Lt; 2nd Lt
Esq./esqr.
Second-Lieutenant
Eldest son
Mgt.
Margaret
Esquire
Misc.
miscellaneous
Æ, æ, Aet At the age of (from Latin
ESS
Essex
M.L.
Marriage Licence
Admin.
Feb
February
M.P.
Member of Parliament
Family History Society
NBL
Northumberland
Nov
November
Admonishment
Aka
also known as
Als
Alias or also
FLN
Flintshire
aft.
After
Gen.
General
nr.
Apr
April
Geo.
George
NuT
Newcastle upon Tyne
Aug
August
Glos, Glouc, GLS Gloucestershire
N.Z.
New Zealand
GRO
Ob.inf.
Died in infancy
Ob, obt.
Died / Obituary
b.
Born
F.H.S.
General Register Office
Bach.
Bachelor
h
Bap, bapt.
Baptised
HEF
Herefordshire
Oct
October
Bart.
Baronet
HRT
Hertfordshire
o.d.
Only daughter
Buried
Husb.
Husband
o.s.
Only son
BDF
Bedfordshire
Hr ap.
Heir apparent
BKM
Buckinghamshire
Bd, bu, Bur[d]
BMD Births, Marriages &
Deaths
B.S. / B.Sc.
c.
Bachelor of Science
Circa, About that date
Christened
CHS
Cheshire
Col.
Colonel
d.
Coheir(ess)
Died
d.s.p.
Died without issue
D&H
Daughter and Heir
Dau./da.
Dec
Dec(‘d)
Hr pre.
Daughter
December
Deceased
DEN
Denbighshire
DEV
Devon
d.o.
Daughter of
DoB
Date of Birth
DoD
Date of Death
DUR
Durham
e./eld.
Eldest or Elder
e.d.
Eldest daughter
OXF
Oxfordshire
Heir presumptive
Par.
Parish
As previously stated
p.m.
Post Mortem
IGI International Genealogy Index
pro.
Proved
Ill./illus. Illustrated or illustrations
R.
Inc.
Including
R.A.
Royal Artillery
Inf.
Not of age; a child
Ref.
Reference
Inh.
inherited
Regt.
Regiment
Inq.
Inquiry; Inquisition
Rel, relict.
Widow
Jan
January
Rev/Revd
Reverend
Jun
June
Rich/Richd.
Jul
July
Rbt/Rob.
Ibid
Chr.
Coh, cohr
heir
near
K.I.A.
Killed in Action
Kt, knt.
Knight
River
Richard
Robert
R.N.
Royal Navy
S.
Son
LAN; Lancs.
Lancashire
S.A.
South Africa
Lieut/Lt
Lieutenant
S&H
Son and Heir
Living
Sep(t)
September
Liv.
LtCol
Lieutenant-Colonel
m., mar., mrd.
Married
Sep,Sepulr
buried
SFK
M.I.
Monumental Inscription
Maj.
Major
m.a.
Marriage agreement
Sis.
Sister
Mar
March
s.o.
Son of
MDX
Middlesex
Sic.
Suffolk
As written / said “Thus”
Sine Exitu.
SOM
without result (Latin)
Somerset
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s.p.
without issue (“sine prole”)
v.p. During the life of his/her father
WAR
Warwickshire
SRY
Surrey
Vide infra
See below
Wid.
widowed
SSX
Sussex
Vide supra
See above
w.d.
Will dated
STS
Staffordshire
Latin (“videlicet”) Namely
w.p.
Will proved
Surv. Survived, surviving or Survey
v.m. in lifetime of his [her] mother
y.d.
Youngest daughter
temp.
v.p.
YoB
Year of Birth
y.s.
Youngest son
In the time of (“tempore”)
Tho/Thos
Ux(or)
Unm.
Thomas
Wife (from Latin “uxor”)
Unmarried
Viz(t)
in lifetime of his [her] father
Vol(s)
Wm./Willm.
w.d.
Volume(s)
William
Will dated
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INDEX
PLACES
Aberffraw, Anglesey, Wales............................. 14
Adelaide, Australia........................................ 6, 10
Alberta, Canada............................................... 8-9
Alsager, CHS .................. 5, 10-11, 13, 16-17, 19
Anglesey, Holyhead, Wales............................. 14
Arundel, Sussex ............................................... 10
Astbury, CHS .......................... 5, 7, 10, 14-15, 19
Auckland, New Zealand ................................... 15
Audley, Staffordshire ............................11, 13, 19
Barthomley, CHS................................................ 5
Belford, Nbl ......................................................... 2
Berwick, Nbl ........................................................ 4
Betley, Staffs ..................................................... 19
Birkenhead, CHS........................................ 10, 13
Birmingham....................................................... 17
Blackburn, Lancs .............................................. 17
Brighton, Sussex ................................................ 6
British Columbia, Canada ................................ 17
Broxton, Wales ................................................. 14
Creston County, Canada ................................. 17
Crewe, CHS .......................................... 11-12, 16
Cambden, GLS................................................... 5
Cape Town, South Africa ................................. 10
Chester, CHS............................. 2-3, 5, 12-15, 18
Chorlton, CHS................................................... 15
Churton Heath, CHS .................................... 5, 19
Cleve, Australia................................................... 6
Columbia, USA ................................................... 8
Commonwealth War Graves Commission . 8, 17
Congleton, CHS............................ 4-9, 10, 11- 19
Denbigh, Wales .................................... 11, 17-18
Detroit, Wayne, MI, USA .................................... 8
Dunkinfield, CHS .............................................. 10
Earsdon, Nbl ....................................................... 4
Edge Hill, Lancashire ....................................... 10
Egypt, Africa........................................................ 8
Etal, Nbl............................................................... 2
Etruria, Staffs .............................................. 14, 18
Flanders, France .............................................. 16
Fleetwood, Lancs ........................................... 3, 8
Ford Castle, Nbl.................................................. 4
Foxham, nr. Bath, Somerset.............................. 5
Gaerwen, Anglesey, Wales ............................. 14
Gateshead, co. Durham..................................... 2
Golborne Bellow, CHS ..................................... 16
Great Boughton, CHS ...................................... 14
Great Harwood, Lancs ................................17-18
Guilden Sutton, CHS .................................... 5, 13
Haslington, CHS ........................................... 5, 13
Hastings, E. Sussex ........................................... 8
Hexham Massacre.............................................. 2
Hexham, Nbl ....................................................... 2
Heysham House, Lancs ..................................... 8
Heysham, CHS ................................................... 7
Heysham, Lancashire......................................... 7
Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales ............................. 14
Holywell, DEN, Wales ...................................... 14
Hoole, CHS ................................................. 13-14
Hope the Wern, DEN........................................ 17
Huxley, CHS................................................14, 18
Ireland.............................................................. 6, 7
Italy ...................................................................... 8
Kermincham, CHS .............................................. 5
Killarney, Canada ...................................3, 13, 17
Kirkley Hall, Nbl................................................2-3
Knutsford, CHS ................................................... 5
Lancaster, Lancashire ...................................... 13
Limerick, Ireland................................................ 10
Lawton Hall, HEF .............................................. 15
Lawton Salt Works.............................................. 5
Lawton, CHS .............................5, 7, 9, 11, 15-16
Layton With Warbreck, Lancashire ................. 17
Leek, Staffs ................................................... 9, 11
Leominster, HEF ............................................... 16
Lethbridge, Canada ........................................ 3, 8
Liverpool, Lancs..........................................10, 15
Llangefni, Anglesey, Wales.............................. 14
London................................... 2-5, 7, 8, 11, 15-18
Loos, France ..................................................... 17
Los Angeles, USA............................................... 7
Luton, Beds ....................................................... 12
Macclesfield, CHS ......................................12, 16
Manchester, Lancs ....................... 5-6, 10, 15, 18
Manitoba, Canada ......................................13, 17
Menai Bridge, Anglesey, Wales....................... 14
Minlaton, Australia .............................................. 6
Montreal, Canada ............................................... 9
Morpeth, Nbl........................................................ 2
Nantwich, CHS............................................14, 18
New Zealand ..................................................... 15
Newcastle under Lyme, STS .......... 5, 11, 17, 19
Newcastle upon Tyne, Nbl ............................. 2, 4
Newington, Surrey .............................................. 6
North Shields, Nbl ............................................... 4
Odd Rode, CHS ........................................ 7, 9-19
Ontario, Canada ..............................................7-9
Ottawa, Canada ...............................................7-8
Oxford, England .................................................. 7
Penmynydd, Anglesey, Wales .........................14
Perth, Australia ....................................................6
Piccadilly, London ...............................................3
Pipers Ash, Hoole, CHS ...................................13
Port Lincoln, Australia .........................................6
Port Pirie, Australia .............................................6
Prestwich, CHS .................................................15
Redesdale House, Rode Heath, CHS .............16
Rhuddlan, Flintshire, Wales .............................14
Rode Hall, Scholar Green, CHS ......................11
Rode Heath, CHS ....................................... 10-18
Rossall Hall, Lancs .........................................3, 8
Salford, Manchester, Lancs..............................18
Salt Works Valley, CHS ......................................9
Sandbach, Congleton, CHS ...................... 10- 18
Shrewsbury, Shropshire ...................................11
Scotland .........................................................9, 13
Seaton Delaval, Nbl ........................................2, 4
Seghill, Nbl ......................................................2, 4
Somme, France.................................................17
St Asaph, DEN, Wales .....................................14
St Asaph, Flintshire, Wales ..............................14
St. Neots, Hunts ................................................12
Stoke on Trent, Staffs ...................................9, 16
Stone, Staffs .......................................... 15, 18-19
Swettenham, CHS ................................. 5, 13, 19
Talke, Staffs................................................ 11, 18
Tattenhall, CHS ..................................... 13-15, 18
Teeswater, Ontario, Canada ..........................7, 9
Thurlwood Lodge, Odd Rode, CHS.................18
Thurlwood, Odd Rode, CHS .... 10, 13-14, 16-18
Toronto, Canada ......................................... 3, 7-9
Tumby Bay, Australia..........................................5
Twm y gath' .......................................................15
Unley, Australia ...................................................6
Vale Royal, CHS ...............................................14
Vancouver, Canada ............................................9
Wallaroo, Australia ..............................................6
Wallington Hall, Nbl.............................................3
West Derby, Lancs............................... 10, 14, 16
West Putford, DEV ..............................................8
Westminster Abbey, London ..............................3
Westminster, London.................................. 3-5, 8
Whittingham, Nbl.................................................2
Woodstock, Oxon................................................7
Wrexham, Wales...............................................10
York, Toronto, Canada .......................................7
NAMES
MITFORD & MIDFORD have been combined, as there are often variants within a family group.
ALLEN
William ........................................................... 2
ALLGOOD
Lancelot (Sir)................................................. 2
BAILEY
Mr. ............................................................... 17
BAKER
George (Sir) ................................................ 11
George Barrington (Sir) .............................. 11
BAKER WILBRAHAM
Richard (Sir) ................................................ 11
BAKER WILBRAHAM Family.......................... 11
BARNET
Hannah.......................................................... 5
Mary Ann......................................................13
BAYLISS
Mr. ................................................................11
BELL
Edith ...............................................................6
Sarah Frances ...............................................6
BERISFORD
Arthur ...........................................................15
E. ................................................................15
Olive ...................................................... 15, 18
BEWICK
Robert (Sir) ....................................................2
BEXT
Adelaide Mitford ..........................................10
Ann Emma................................................... 10
Hannah ........................................................ 10
Sarah Louise ............................................... 10
William ......................................................... 10
BLACKETT
Christian......................................................... 2
William (Sir) ................................................... 2
BLAIR
Edith Agnes ................................................... 9
BLAKE
Elizabeth ....................................................2, 4
Francis (Sir) ...............................................2, 4
BOSWELL
Sibilla ........................................................... 11
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BRANDRETH
Henry C.G. .................................................. 11
BROADHURST
Leonard ....................................................... 16
BROWN
Audrey Langdon ........................................... 6
Peter .............................................................. 7
BUCKINGHAM
Walter .......................................................... 11
BULFRAM
Ann ................................................................ 6
BURDETT
Alfred ........................................................... 16
BURGESS
George .......................................................... 5
CADMAN
Mr. ............................................................... 11
CAPPER
Sylvia ......................................... 2, 4-5, 12, 16
CARTER
Sarah ............................................................. 2
CAVE
Thomas Wright ........................................... 12
CHARLESWORTH
Olive .............................................................. 6
COLCLEUGH
Lyn ............................................................... 16
COOK
John ............................................................... 6
Samuel George ............................................ 9
William ......................................................... 10
<?COOK>
Eliza...........................................................................9
COOPER
Joseph ........................................................... 7
Thomas ..................................................... 6, 7
CORFE
Tom ............................................................... 2
CRAGG
Cecil Claude (Dr) .......................................... 8
H.H. ............................................................... 8
CRATCHLEY
Charles ........................................................ 16
Marion ......................................................... 16
Rosa Margaret ...................................... 16, 19
CROWE
Major.............................................................. 2
DALE
Hannah........................................................ 15
Rebecca ...................................................... 13
DALLY
Gertrude Elizabeth........................................ 8
DAVENPORT
Maria............................................................ 13
Martha ......................................................... 13
DAVIES
Benjamin ..................................................... 14
David ........................................................... 14
E. Tegla ....................................................... 15
John Jnr....................................................... 14
John Snr ...................................................... 14
John Thomas .............................................. 14
Kate ............................................................. 14
Margaret .................................................14-15
Mary Jnr ...................................................... 14
Richard ........................................................ 14
Robert.......................................................... 14
Thomas ....................................................... 14
Wilfred Mitford ............................................. 14
William ......................................................... 14
<DAVIES>
Mary Snr...................................................... 14
DAY
Marie Theresa............................................... 6
DEAN
Charles .......................................................... 9
William Henry............................................ 7, 9
DICKEY
Mary Russell ..................................................7
DICKINSON
Mr. ................................................................12
DIX
Miss. .............................................................12
DOUGLAS
George ...........................................................7
DOYLE
Sylvester ......................................................14
DUNCOMBE
Col ..................................................................2
EDWARDS
John Price ....................................................13
<EDWARDS>
Isabella .........................................................13
EGERTON
Elizabeth Frances........................................11
Sibylla.................................................... 11, 13
William..........................................................11
EGGLESTONE
Olive Myrtle ....................................................6
ELSON
Alice................................................................6
Allan Lyle .......................................................6
Amy ................................................................6
Augustus Walter ............................................6
Christopher ....................................................6
Christopher Percival ......................................6
Clarence George Kennion ............................6
Clement Howard............................................6
Daisy Ethela Proude .....................................6
Edith Naomi Gwendoline ..............................6
Frances ..........................................................6
Frances Mary.................................................6
Frewer ............................................................6
John............................................................ 5-7
Joseph............................................................6
Joseph Cecil ..................................................6
Gertrude Amelia ............................................6
Margaret Ellen Alice ......................................6
Mary ...............................................................6
Mathew ..........................................................6
Michael Wutter...............................................6
Midford ...........................................................6
Nola ................................................................6
Robert ........................................................ 5-6
Russell Filsell .................................................6
William............................................................5
Lydia Maud ....................................................6
Naomi.............................................................6
Walter John....................................................6
Wilberforce.....................................................6
FAIRHURST
Annie ............................................................11
FENWICK
Henry..............................................................2
FLEETWOOD
Peter Hesketh ................................................3
FOX
Ethyl Mary ....................................................17
Minnie...........................................................17
Mr. ................................................................16
William..........................................................17
GEORGE
Sarah...................................................... 17-18
GIBSON
Elizabeth (1751-) ................................. 3-5, 19
GILBERT
William..........................................................16
GILLIES
George Edward Bagnall................................9
John................................................................9
John Midford Hadwen ...................................9
Thirza Edna Isabel ........................................9
William Bertram Digby ..................................9
GOOLDEN
John Pearson .............................................. 12
William ......................................................... 12
GORNALL
Joseph A...................................................... 13
GORNALL Family ............................................. 13
GOTHAM
Mr. ............................................................... 10
GRAHAM
Jane ............................................................... 2
William (Rev) ................................................. 2
GREY
George .......................................................2, 4
HADWEN
Matthew ......................................................... 7
HANNUM
Janetta ........................................................... 5
HART
Joseph ........................................................... 2
HASKELL
Mr. ............................................................... 16
HENDSON
Mr. ................................................................. 9
HEWSON
William ........................................................... 2
HILL
Captain .......................................................... 2
HODSON
Albert............................................................ 10
Ann............................................................... 10
Benjamin.................................................. 9-10
Esther........................................................... 10
Hannah ........................................................ 10
Mathew ........................................................ 10
William ......................................................... 10
<HODSON>
Esther............................................................. 9
HOLMES
Samuel.......................................................2, 4
HOOPER
Peter .............................................................. 5
HOPKINS
Joyce Isobel Mildmay ................................... 8
William Joseph .............................................. 8
HOWSON
Emily Cecile ................................................... 8
R.F. ................................................................ 8
HUDSON
Ann............................................................... 10
HUGHES
Mary ............................................................. 11
JARVIS
Arthur Henry .................................................. 9
JEFFERSON
Thomas.......................................................... 2
JONES
Ann............................................................... 17
Edith ............................................................. 14
Miss........................................................12, 14
KEYLEWER
Mary ............................................................4-5
KING
James ............................................................ 4
KNOWLYS
Catherine ....................................................... 3
Clara Anne J. Hesketh.................................. 8
Culling Eardley ..........................................3, 8
Isabella .......................................................... 8
LARGE
Mr. ............................................................... 16
LATHAM
George ......................................................... 17
LAWTON
Francis ........ See Francis Michael MITFORD
Thomas........................................................ 10
LAWTON Family ............................................... 11
LECKIE
Margaret ........................................................ 9
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LEVESTONE
Thomas ......................................................... 2
LOVE
Louisa ............................................................ 8
LOWE
George ........................................................ 10
MACKENZIE
Lillias.............................................................. 9
MACPHERSON
Gladys Irene.................................................. 9
MARGETTS
George .......................................................... 7
MARLEY
Jane ............................................................... 2
MASON
Rick.............................................................. 11
MASSIE
Adrian Mitford................................................ 8
Mr. ................................................................. 7
MATHEWS
Victoria .......................................................... 6
MAXTED
Ian ................................................................. 2
MCALLISTER
Sophia ......................................................... 10
McDONNELL
Kelly ............................................................... 9
McFALL
Richard G. ..................................................... 8
MCPHAIL
Archibald Maclachlin .................................... 9
Isabella Mary................................................. 9
MCRAE
Mary Anne................................................... 13
MIDFORD & MITFORD
<Baby> (1911-)............................................. 9
Albert Augustus (1841-1909)..................... 10
Alfred (1859-1895)...................................... 13
Algernon Bertram FREEMAN-MITFORD,
C.B., KC.B. (1837-1916) ........................ 3
Amelia Florence (1854-)............................... 9
Ann (1811-) ................................................... 9
Anne (1870-) ............................................... 10
Anne Ellen (1892-)...................................... 14
Annie (c1887-) ............................................ 17
Annie Elizabeth (1839-).............................. 12
Annie Elizabeth (1839-1870) ..................... 11
Arthur Thomas Nelson (1905-) .................... 9
Bertram (1910-) ............................................ 8
Beryl (1957-) ............................................... 11
Betty (1813-1881)......................................... 9
Brian Robert (1959-).................................. 12
Brian Charles Thrippleton (1935-) ............. 17
Catherine Mary (1895-) ........................ 11, 19
Cecil William (1911-1985)............................ 8
Charles (1897-)..................................... 17, 19
Charles Dawson ........................................... 5
Christine M. (1955-).................................... 12
Christopher (1866-1913) ...................... 16, 18
Christopher (1893-1915) ...................... 16, 19
Clara Louise Debonnaire (1918-) ................ 8
Clarice (1912-) ............................................ 12
Clarice (1937-) ............................................ 12
Clarice George (1922-) .............................. 16
Clement (1864-).......................................... 13
Culling Eardley (c1894-)........................... 3, 9
Culling Eardley (c1927-).............................. 9
Daniel (1860-1918+) ......................3, 8- 9, 14
Dawn (1961-) .............................................. 11
Diana (c1910-1910).................................... 12
Doris B. (1933-) .......................................... 12
Doris May (1892-) ....................................... 16
Edith (1877-) ............................................... 10
Edith (c1872-) ............................................. 14
Edward (1852-1911+) ...........................17-18
Edward (1902-1997)................................... 11
Edward Bawden (1890-) ............................ 14
Elizabeth (1849-1859).......................... 13, 17
Ellen (1830-) ................................................14
Ellen (1877-1901+) .............................. 15, 18
Ellen (c1883-) ..............................................10
Emily (1874-) ...............................................10
Emily (1898-) ........................................ 11, 19
Emily Ann (1868-)............................11-12, 18
Emily Sarah (1842-1877)............................12
Ethel Elizabeth (1894-) ...............................14
Fanny (1806-) ................................................7
Fanny Isabella (1883-) ..................................8
Fanny Styles (1844-1903) ............................9
Fanny Wilkinson Good (1864-) ........... 16, 18
Fiona Jane .....................................2-4, 12, 14
Florence Wenlda (1881-) ..............................8
Francis (1693-) ..............................................2
Francis (1700-) .......................................... 2-4
Francis (1721-) .......................................... 2-4
Francis (1722-1768)......................................2
Francis (c1768->1770)..................................5
Francis (c1770-) ............................................5
Francis Berisford (1879-1960)............. 15, 18
Francis Michael (1840-1902)............... 15, 18
Frank (1833-) ................................................7
Frank Bertram (1913-1941) ..........................8
Frank Michael (1892-)...................................9
Fred (1901-).................................................17
George (1694-1750) .....................................2
George (1761-1842) .....................................2
George (1802-1889) .................. 5, 13, 15, 18
George (1827-1891) ...................................13
George (1849-) ..............................................9
George (c1868-) ..........................................10
George (c1888-) ............................................8
George (1890-1949) ...................................16
George Alexander (1894-) ..........................14
George Edward (1851-1919)......................17
George Ernest (c1866-) ..............................13
George Nathan (1872-1936) ................ 17-18
George W. (c1889-) ....................................17
Gertrude (-1885-) ........................................10
Hannah (1833-) .............................................7
Hannah (1846-) .................................... 12, 18
Harry (1870-1948) .......................3, 11, 18-19
Harry (1931-) ...............................................12
Harry Hedley (1874-1901+)................. 15, 18
Herbert Reginald (1892-) ..................... 16, 19
Harry (1880-1882) ................................ 17, 18
Hector (1863-) .............................................13
Herbert (c1867-) ..........................................14
Isabella Annie (1897-) .................................14
Irene M. (1956-)...........................................12
Jack (1899-1918) ........................................17
James John (1880-1901+) .........................18
Jane Caroline ..............................................12
Jessie (1870-) ..............................................14
Joan (1924-) ................................................16
John..............................................................15
John (1836-) ................................................15
John (c1882-) ..............................................10
John (1815-1849) ........................................10
John (1880-1901+)......................................15
John (1965-) ................................................12
John Bawden (1902-)..................................14
John Bertram (1847-1905) ...........................9
Joseph Wilkinson (1862-1920)............ 15, 18
June (1940-) ................................................12
Louisa (c1895-)............................................17
Margaret (1766-) ...........................................5
Margaret (1869-) .................................. 15, 18
Margaret (1936-) .........................................12
Marion Gladys (1895-) ......................... 16, 19
Martha (1840-1929) ......................................7
Mary (1804-1857)..................................... 5, 7
Mary Elizabeth (1867-)......................... 14, 18
Mary Ellen (1856-).......................................18
Mary Isabel (1872-) .....................................10
Mary Josephine (1934-).............................. 12
Mary Russell.................................................. 2
Maurice (1937-)........................................... 12
Michael (1675->1717)...............................2, 4
Michael (1852-1891)..................................... 9
Michael Blackett (1844-1873) .................... 12
Michael John (1932-) .................................. 11
Michael Walter Blackett (1771-1841) ......3, 5
Michael Walter Blackett (1839-1839) .......... 7
Michael Walter Blackett (1842-1846) .......... 8
Mildred Maria (1860-) ................................. 13
Mildred Mary (1874-) .................................. 15
Minnie (1875-1951)....................................... 9
Muriel (1921-) .............................................. 16
Nina (1900-) ..........................................17, 19
Olive (1882-1901+) ...............................15, 18
Peter Robert (1929-) ................................... 12
Phyllis (1901-) ............................................. 17
Richard George Parr (1914-1994) ............... 8
Robert (1643-) ............................................... 2
Robert (1645-1713) ...................................... 2
Robert (1908-) ............................................. 12
Robert Fleetwood (1890-) ............................ 9
Rosa Margaret (1893-) .........................16, 19
Sarah (1741-) ................................................ 4
Sarah (1813-1881)...................................... 10
Sarah (1834-1848)........................................ 7
Sarah (1850-1851)........................................ 9
Sarah (1851-) ................................................ 9
Stanley (c1892-).......................................... 17
Sybil M. (1913-) ........................................... 12
Thirza (18??-)................................................ 7
Thomas........................................................ 18
Thomas (1832-1897) ............................14, 18
Thomas Edgar (1896-) ............................... 14
William (1807-1869)...................................... 7
William (1810-) .............................................. 5
William (1825-1901)..............................13, 17
William (1844-1918+) ...............................2, 8
William (1881-) ......................................15, 18
William Bertram (c1885-) ............................. 8
William Joseph (1888-1952) ...................... 16
William Plant (1840-1903) .............. 11, 18-19
MITCHELL
Mr. ............................................................... 12
MITFORD see MIDFORD & MITFORD
<MITFORD>
Hellen M. (c1888-) ........................................ 8
Helen Olive (c1901-) ..................................... 8
MITFORD of Hexham Branch............................ 2
MITFORD of Mitford ........................................... 4
MITFORD of Seghill............................................ 4
MITFORD of Seghill Branch .............................. 2
Midland RYES of Lancaster ............................... 3
MOORE
James E......................................................... 7
NEWTON
Elizabeth .....................................................3-4
John ............................................................... 2
Jonathan .....................................................3-4
NORTRICT
Margaret E................................................... 12
OGLE
Anne............................................................... 4
Chaloner (Admiral Sir) .................................. 4
Elizabeth .....................................................2-4
Esther Jane ................................................... 3
Isabella .......................................................... 4
Martha............................................................ 4
Nathaniel.....................................................3-4
Newton (Dr the Very Rev) .........................2-4
ORD
Thomas (Dr) .................................................. 2
OWEN
Daniel........................................................... 15
PASTON
Elizabeth ........................................................ 2
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PATTEN
Henry Edward ............................................... 6
PHILLIPS
William ......................................................... 15
PICKERING
Ann .............................................................. 16
Thomas William .......................................... 16
PLANT
Elizabeth.................................................10-12
Sarah ..................................................... 10, 18
PODMORE
Florence Jane ............................................. 11
John ............................................................. 11
PROUDE
Mary Ann ....................................................... 6
Thomas ......................................................... 6
PROVIS
Frances Ann.................................................. 5
Joseph ........................................................... 5
Queen Elizabeth I ............................................... 3
RANT
Isabella .......................................................... 4
REVELY
Captain .......................................................... 2
RIGBY
Lilian ............................................................ 16
Mabel........................................................... 16
ROBERTS
Phylis Kathleen ............................................. 8
ROOM
Ellen............................................................. 13
ROWLANDS
Elias ............................................................. 15
Ellen............................................................. 15
<ROWLANDS>
Margaret.......................................................15
RUTTER
Ann .................................................................4
SHERIDAN
Richard Brinsley ............................................3
SHISNUFF
David ..............................................................9
SLYE
Ralph ..............................................................8
SMITH
Robert ............................................................2
STARCK
Sigismund de .................................................4
STEELE
Francis .........................................................11
STURGEON
Jane................................................................9
STYLES
Harriet ............................................................7
Thirza .............................................................7
SUTTON
Mary Isabella ...............................................11
SWIFT
Doreen .........................................................11
TAPLEY
Edith .............................................................16
TAYLOR
Mr. ................................................................16
THRIPPLETON
Miss. .............................................................17
TOPPER
Susan[nah]...................................................10
TREVELYAN
John (Sir) ....................................................... 3
VAUGHAN
Lewes ............................................................ 6
W. Mitford DAVIES .....See DAVIES, Wilfred Mitford
WARD
Abel ................................................................ 5
WELCH
Joanna ................................... 2, 4-5, 7, 10-17
WHYTE
John Verco .................................................... 6
WILBRAHAM
Katharine Frances....................................... 11
Randal ...................................................11, 13
Richard (Gen Sir) ........................................ 11
WILBRAHAM family ......................................... 11
WILKINSON
Martha....................................................15, 18
Sally ............................................................. 16
WILLIAMS
John Ellis ..................................................... 15
WOLFF
Leopold ........................................................ 10
WOOLLAM
Elizabeth ................................................14, 18
WOOLLAM
John ............................................................. 16
WRIGHT
Mary ............................................................... 9
WYNN
Miss.............................................................. 13
YARDLEY
Margaret ................................................ 2-3, 5
MISC
‘Toodles’ ............................................................ 15
1757 Militia Act ................................................... 2
1841 Census..................................................... 11
1851 Census.....................................6, 11, 13, 17
1861 Census.................................. 2, 9-15, 17-18
1871 Census..............................10-11, 15, 17-18
1881 Census..................................................... 18
1891 Census..............................................2, 9-15
1901 Census...................... 7-8, 11, 13-16, 18-19
1911 Census of Canada .................................... 9
1930 US Census ............................................... 8
Artillery Regiment ............................................... 8
Hons & Cousins.............................................. 2, 4
Berkhampstead Military School ......................... 3
Cardivan Petroleum Co. Ltd .............................. 8
Commonwealth War Graves Commission 16-17
Cymru'r Plant .................................................... 15
Dean of Winchester......................................... 2-4
Derwent, The ...................................................... 5
ELSON Brothers Farm....................................... 6
Florentia, The ..................................................... 6
Marriage Licence Allegations ............................ 4
Innocent Blood.................................................... 2
KELLY'S Trade Directory of Cheshire ............ 14
North Staffordshire Regiment .......................... 16
North York Militia ................................................ 2
Royal Fusiliers .................................................. 17
Royal Horse Artillery .......................................... 8
Royal Irish Regiment........................................ 10
The British book trades 1710-1777: an
index of masters and apprentices. .......... 2, 4
Wedgwood dinner service ................................. 2
WW1 ....................................................... 8, 14, 16
WW2 ................................................................... 8
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