It is now over a year since the last Newsletter and I ask readers to forgive me for
not updating them on the One Name Study during this time. I certainly have not done
as much on the study as I would have liked this year. However, there has been quite
a bit of work going on and I list below families we have been working on. If you
have a connection with any of these families and have not been in touch for over
a year please contact me and I will share what information I have with you. All
I ask is if you find any errors or can add to what I have you have let me know.
James and Jane Haggar who had six children baptised at Croydon cum Cloptonin Cambridgeshire
between 1776 and 1792 - James, Richard, Jane, John, Richard and William. Most of
the information we have concerns the family of John who married Bathsheba Peck in
1810 at Croydon. John and Bathsheba had eleven children. The only one we have very
much information on is James, who was born about 1828 (baptised in Croydon) and married
Dinah Lowing in 1848. Like many Haggers, James is shown as an Ag Lab in the 1861
John and Sarah Hagger, according to the IGI, had four children baptised at Stotfold
in Herefordshire between 1787 and 1793 - Elizabeth, George Scales, Sarah and William.
We have been able to reconstruct the family of William, who according to the IGI,
married Elizabeth Chalkley in 1814 at Norton in Hertfordshire. They had five children
and we know George married Jane Grummitt in 1842, Frederick married Sophia Graves
in 1842 and William married Sarah Wilshere in 1845; the other children were Alfred
and Mary Ann. In the 1851 census, Alfred (24) is shown as a servant, William (26)
and Frederick (32) both as farm labourers.
John Hagger and Eliza Bradford married in 1841 in the Saffron Walden Registration
District. They went on to have nine children - Ann, who married Charles Unwin; Charles
who married twice, the second time to Alice Toop; William who married Elizabeth Hollingsworth;
Chas; John who married Maria Deason; Thomas who married Ruth; Alfred who married
Pamela Tabersham; Frederick who married Emma Peer and Alice who married George Percival.
Like many of the families in the study this one is still work in progress. This
family was mainly based in Great Chesterford in Essex and as most parishes in Essex
do not have their registers included in the IGI a visit to Chelmsford is necessary
for most Essex families.
I continue to be fascinated by Henry Joseph Haggerand recently somebody kindly sent
me this picture of him. You will find on Henry's page under Ancestors a fair bit
about him and his family, but I would welcome more information. You will read Henry
was Vestry Clerk of Liverpool.