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MATHEW WHEATCROFT

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Fred

Fred Report 2 May 2013 09:09

I AM LOOKING FOR A MATHEW WHEATCROFT WHO DIED IN OLD BRAMPTON DERBYSHIRE IN 1875, ALL i HAVE MANAGED TO FIND OUT ABOUT HIM IS THAT HE HAD A SON OBADIAH BORN 1728, MARRIED A MARY ADLINGTON 1766 AND DIED 1799 ALL DATES IN OLD BRAMPTON, HE ALSO HAD A DAUGHTER ANN BORN c 1729 IN OLD BRAMPTON MARIED A GEORGE NOTON 1756 IN BAKEWELL AND DIED IN 1774 IN BASLOW.
I HAVE HAD A SEARCH DONE BY THE DERBYSHIRE RECORDS OFFICE THEY SAY HE COULD BE THE SON OF A MATHEW WHEATCROFT BORN 1701 IN ASHOVER BUT COULD NOT PROVE THIS.
HOPING SOME ONE MAY BE ABLE TO HELP ME FURTHER WITH MY QUEST.
BEST WISHES
FRED WHEATCROFT.

safc

safc Report 2 May 2013 09:16

????

Obadiah Wheatcroft, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1538-1910"
Name: Obadiah Wheatcroft
Event Type: Christening
Event Date: 01 Dec 1729
Event Place: St Thomas' Church, Brampton, Derbyshire, England
Gender:
Age:
Marital Status:
Birth Year (Estimated):
Father's Name: Matthei Wheatcroft
Mother's Name:
Spouse's Name:
Spouse's Age:
Spouse's Marital Status:
Spouse's Birth Year (Estimated):
Spouse's Father's Name:
Spouse's Mother's Name:
GS Film number: 1041027
Digital Folder Number: 004450908
Image Number: 00298

Mike *

Mike * Report 2 May 2013 10:45

Your dates are a bit awry I think

A tree has the following for the father of Obidiah


Matthew Wheatcroft

Birth Abt. 1690
Death Feb 1758 inOld Brampton


Not saying this is correct but something to check out

Stuart

Stuart Report 2 May 2013 10:51

Try Derek's thread for Derbyshire records

http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/boards/board/ancestors/thread/1191073

Reggie

Reggie Report 2 May 2013 13:32

If you re-jig the death year, your post will be more plausible

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 2 May 2013 14:54

Name: Obadiah Wheatcroft
Event Type: Christening
Event Date: 01 Dec 1729
Event Place: St Thomas' Church, Brampton, Derbyshire, England
Father's Name: Matthei Wheatcroft :
GS Film number: 1041027
Digital Folder Number: 004450908
Image Number: 00298

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 2 May 2013 14:55

Name: Obadiah Wheatcroft
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 13 May 1784
Event Place: St Thomas' Church, Brampton, Derbyshire, England
Birth Year (Estimated):
Father's Name: Obh Wheatcroft
GS Film number: 1041027
Digital Folder Number: 004450908
Image Number: 00393

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 2 May 2013 14:55

Hi Fred - forgot to say - Welcome to the boards :-) :-)

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 2 May 2013 14:56

Name: William Wheatcroft
Event Type: Christening
Event Date: 10 Nov 1782
Event Place: St Thomas' Church, Brampton, Derbyshire, England
Father's Name: Obadiah Wheatcroft
GS Film number: 1041027
Digital Folder Number: 004450908
Image Number: 00362

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 2 May 2013 14:57

Name: Obadiah Wheatcroft
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 28 Jul 1799
Event Place: St Thomas' Church, Brampton, Derbyshire, England
GS Film number: 1041027
Digital Folder Number: 004450908
Image Number: 00402

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 2 May 2013 14:57

Name: Obadiah Wheatcroft
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 13 May 1784
Event Place: St Thomas' Church, Brampton, Derbyshire, England
Father's Name: Obh Wheatcroft
GS Film number: 1041027
Digital Folder Number: 004450908
Image Number: 00393

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 2 May 2013 14:58

Name: Mary
Event Type: Burial
Event Date: 03 Sep 1787
Event Place: St Thomas' Church, Brampton, Derbyshire, England
Spouse's Name: Obadiah Wheatcroft
GS Film number: 1041027
Digital Folder Number: 004450908
Image Number: 00395

Maddie

Maddie Report 2 May 2013 14:59

this is from family search

Matthew Wheatcroft

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

birth: 1700
christening: 1700 ASHOVER, DERBYSHIRE, ENGLAND
residence: 1700 Ashover, Derbyshire, England


parents:Samuell Wheatcroft, Alice


Matthew Wheatcroft

England Marriages, 1538–1973

marriage: 1727 St. Peter, Derby, Derbyshire, England


spouse:Rebecca Singleton


Matthei Wheatcroft

England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1538-1910




child:Obadiah Wheatcroft


Wheatcrofte

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

christening: 12 Dec 1697 CHESTERFIELD,DERBY,ENGLAND


parents:Thomae Wheatcrofte

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 2 May 2013 15:00

Obadiah Wheatcroft, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

Name: Obadiah Wheatcroft
Spouse's Name: Mary Adlington
Spouse's Birth Date:
Spouse's Birthplace:
Spouse's Age:
Event Date: 25 Jan 1766
Event Place: Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: I05026-3
System Origin: England-EASy
GS Film number: 1752142

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 2 May 2013 15:07

Husband Obadiah WHEATCROFT
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Born: 1728 - England
Died: 1796 - England
Buried:
User ID: Obadiah & Mary had 6 children

Marriage: 25 Jan 1766 - Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England (by Licence)


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Wife Mary ADLINGTON Mrs O Wheatcroft
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Born: 1744 - Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England
Died: 1 Sep 1784 - Brampton, Derbyshire, England


Family History of Related Families
Obadiah Wheatcroft and Mary Adlington Mrs O Wheatcroft ... Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England Died: 1 Sep 1784 - Brampton, Derbyshire ...
www.members.optusnet.com.au/battlerbob/?f5.html - Cached




AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 2 May 2013 15:13

Search wills: Leisure and culture - Derbyshire County Council
Ashgate, Brampton: £13.00: 543: Thomas : Barnes: Ashbourne ... Wheatcroft: Derby: £1.00: 68: Benjamin : White: Whitwells ... Derbyshire: Derbyshire: £1.00: 2: Mary : Dewe: Derby: £1.00
www.derbyshire.gov.uk/leisure/record_?office/records/... - Cached


you can buy the wills off this site - cost between £2 and 50p - they have the wills of the following Wheatcroft's n Derbyshiure

Helena, Mary Ann, John Jabez, Nthaniel, William, Edward and George

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 2 May 2013 15:18

more Wheatcroft wills on this one


Search wills: Leisure and culture - Derbyshire County Council
Derbyshire: Brampton: £0.50: 773: Thomas : Dickson: Glossop ... Obadiah : Stafford: Bradwell: £0.25: 417: William : Staley ... Wheatcroft: Crich Carr: £0.75: 487: William : Wheatcroft
www.derbyshire.gov.uk/leisure/record_?office/records/... - Cached

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 2 May 2013 15:58

The building of the canal.
The canal was authorised by an Act of Parliament in 1789. William Jessop was to engineer the project with Outram as his assistant.
By February of 1792 Cromford Canal was opened as far as Butterley Tunnel. However problems arose with the Bullbridge Aqueduct near Butterley and Wigwell Aqueduct at Cromford, both of which had to be rebuilt. Jessop took responsibility and paid for the work himself.
In August 1794, Cromford Canal was opened. The canal ran 14 miles from the wharf in Mill Lane to link with the Erewash Canal at Langley Mill, with a branch line to Pinxton. There were three aqueducts and four tunnels - Butterley Tunnel being two miles long, and fourteen locks south of Butterley.
The success of the canal.
Industries with access to Cromford Canal now had quick and cheap links to the north and Lancashire, via its link with the Erewash Canal. In 1796 canals opened from the Erewash Canal (and therefore the Cromford Canal) to Derby and Nottingham.



In 1797 the first passenger service, known as the fly boat, began operating from Cromford. It was run by Nathaniel Wheatcroft, who charged 5 shillings first class and 3 shillings second class for the 38 miles to Nottingham, on a twice weekly service.



In 1802 the Lea Wood branch line was opened by Peter Nightingale (great great uncle of Florence). The half mile long canal brought business from quarries, lead works, cotton mills and a hat factory to Cromford Canal.
Over the following years tramways were built to connect quarries and industries to the Cromford Canal at various points along its route. The limestone quarries at Crich were connected to the waterway by tramway, donkeys pulled the trams at Riddings while at Swanwick the tramway was steam driven. Butterley ironworks discharged its goods straight down shafts onto boats inside Butterley tunnel.
The Cromford Canal brought more jobs to Cromford and ensured the continuation of the cotton mills in the face of competition from the Lancashire cotton industry


Cromford in Derbyshire: History
The 8 men from Matlock parish were Anthony and Obadiah ... Canal building in Derbyshire. James Brindley, the ... It was run by Nathaniel Wheatcroft, who charged 5 ...
cromfordvillage.co.uk/crom_his.html - Cached

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 2 May 2013 16:00

Mills in Derbyshire and the Peak District
Glossop had only one textile mill in 1974: by 1809 there were 54, half of Derbyshire ... Wheatcroft and Co produce narrow fabrics. Steam replaced water power in 1900.
www.derbyshireheritage.co.uk/Menu/?Archaeology/Mills.php - Cached

Fred

Fred Report 2 May 2013 16:24

Thanks to all the very kind people how have answered my call for help. the date of Mathews death should have been 1758 right digits wrong way around,must be old aged creeping in.
best wishes
Fred Wheatcroft.