Tag: Yeadon

Finding myself in Oldswinford, Stourbridge, recently, I took the opportunity of having a look around St Mary’s Church, which I know has connections with my Yeadon/Haden ancestors.   Luckily, I had already downloaded a copy of the Oldswinford parish registers and Monumental Inscriptions (MIs), published by the Birmingham & Midland Society for Genealogy and Heraldry (BMSGH) without which there is no way I would have found the Yeadon gravestone, above. Even with the details and the sketch map from the MIs…

Image of St Mary's Church, Oldswinford

The first trace I have of James HADEN  is on the 1851 census, at which time he was aged 20 and living with his sister, Mary, and her husband, Henry HAYWOOD, in Grove Street, Heath Town, Wednesfield. He appeared to have been born around 1832 in Old Swinford, Staffordshire. By 1861, James had married Harriet Mary GELL (alias HENSTOCK) and was still living in Grove Street, a few doors away from Henry and Mary Haywood. It was this link with his sister, Mary…

Holy Trinity Church

It proved something of a challenge to trace back from my 2x great-grandfather James HADEN. Known information was that he was born about 1832 in Old Swinford, Staffordshire/Worcestershire and that he had an older sister, Mary, born about 1817. Mary married Henry Haywood. James was living with the Haywoods in 1851 and he had married by 1858, when his first child was born. His wife, listed on census records as Mary, was born about 1836 in Nottinghamshire. It should be simple…