Updated 29 Nov 2013
WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900
William MARPLE 1854-1943
My Great Grandfather, William Marple b 7 Sep 1854 The Dale Wirksworth,
to George and Sarah Marple (nee Wardman ). George was a miner. William
married Mary Sheldon (born 3 June 1855, Middleton, to Samuel and Christiana,
nee Wilson, Sheldon ) 27 Oct 1879 at Christ Church in the Parish of
Bradford & Beswick, Lancashire. From Manchester the family moved to York
where William died 8 Nov.1943, aged 89. He had been a railway machinist.
--- from Kathleen Broadbent.
In the Old Photograph section No.100 there is a picture of William
Marple He married my grt Uncle Samuel Sheldon born 1828 and Christiana
nee Wilsons daughter.. ...Also his twin brother Joseph married Harriet
Doxey dau of John Doxey Middleton,,,The Sheldon children of this family
were the offspring of Joseph and Elizabeth Sheldon nee Sheldon Their
other two were Martha Sheldon marr Joseph Walker My grt grandparents and
Samuel Joseph Sheldon who marr Jane Longden...Joseph and Elizabeth had 13
children over 32 years some being twins, one set of which died in infancy....
I have recently had contact with a lady from Nabraska U/S.A. who is of my
kin..our joint relative was James Flint who married Charllote Trollope
from Heckington Sleaford Lincolnshire in 1868 She is in some way
related to the Trollope family who were authors so I am informed by Laura
Petersen ..James and Charlotte emigrated to U.S. on marriage...also I
have had contact with another lady in America who is related to my Flint
family at Uttoxetor..All this contact is thanks to your Contributors
Pedigree page. So please accept my thank you once more.
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Derby Mercury, August 1861
Good morning John,
I too have been helping Roy Pearce with his
history of Wirksworth Grammar School
– in my case with the desktop publishing aspect.
On your wonderful website and just a few pages away
from X134a, to which you directed Roy, is a photo of
your ancestor William Marple.
Are you aware of the Derby Mercury report (beginning of
August, 1861, attached) of the tragic death of, presumably,
his grandfather, also William Marple, my great-great-grandfather?
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