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Joseph Hugill's Monument,
St Lawrence, Darlaston.

Copyright 2010 - Nigel James Wright.

Joseph Hugill D.D.

Joseph Hugill D.D. was the Rector of St Lawrence, Darlaston from 1840 to 1842.

Mary Steatham was baptised [WHC]. at St. Lawrence, Darlaston, Staffs, on Sunday the 14th February 1841, by the Rector Joseph Hugill D.D.

Mary Statham/Steatham (1840-), was the mother of Charles Steatham, the founder of this unique branch of the Steatham Family tree.

I have been contacted by Leanne Emmett who is a 3rd Great Grand Daughter of Joseph Hugill.

What follows is a fascinating glimpse into the life of someone who touched the "Steatham story".

I am grateful to Leanne for the information she has provided on Joseph Hugill, this has enabled me to create this page.

Note - I have recently undertaken a Steatham Visit to Grantham to research the churches that Joseph Hugill was Curate at before he came to St Lawrence, Darlaston.

I would read this page first and then Click here to read about the visit.

The visit unearthed lots more information about Joseph Hugill, some of it has been reproduced here but not all of it, so to see the whole story of Joseph Hugill the visit page must be read in conjunction with this one.

Joseph Hugill (1789-1842).

This research is broken down into Five sections;

Quick Overview.

Detailed Research (Josephs' origins and Children).

Census findings.


Research - Additional Planned.

  Quick Overview

Joseph Hugill baptised on Sunday the 9th September 1787, at Westerdale, Yorkshire.

Joseph Hugill married Mary Walker on Tuesday the 31st October 1826, at St Botolph's Church, Boston.

They had seven children,

Elisabeth Tweedy Hugill, born 1827, died 1883, in Australia.
Anna Maria Hugill, born 1829, died in Australia.
William Joseph Hugill, born 1830, died 1914, in Australia.
Frances Sarah Hugill, born 1833, died 1882, in London.
John Thomas Hugill, born 1835, died 1851.
Henry Walker Hugill, born 1839, died 1909, in Australia
Mary Hugill, born 1842, and died in Australia.

So we can see that except for one of the children, Frances Sarah Hugill they all immigrated to Australia.

John Thomas Hugill, born 1835, died 1851.

A vast amount of information that has now been found about the children of Joseph Hugill means is has now become impractical to include all the information about the children on this the Joseph Hugill page.

So all of the children now have their own page, see link in text and on menu under Joseph Hugill.

Detailed Research

Photo of Thomas Hugill's marriage

Thomas Hugill's Marriage.

The story begins with the marriage of Thomas Hugill to Sarah Marshal, on Thursday the 11th May 1780, at Westerdale, Yorkshire.

Photo of Joseph Hugill's baptism.

Joseph Hugill's baptism.

Their child Joseph Hugill, was born on Wednesday the 9th September 1789, in Westerdale, Yorkshire, and baptised at Christ Church the same day.

We can see nine years earlier, a Thomas Hugill, with a father's name of Thomas being baptised on Sunday the 18th June 1780, at Westerdale. It is highly likely that this is Joseph's elder brother, as it must be remembered than Hugill is not a common English surname.

We also see the following in the York Herald, and General Advertiser of Saturday the 18th November 1843.


On Tuesday, the 7th ?., at Hessle, near Hull, rather suddenly, William Hugill, Officer of Excise, late of Malton, and brother to the late ? ? ? D.D., Darlaston Rectory, Wednesbury, Staffordshire. He was most respected by all who knew him.

Here is what we know of Joseph Hugill's life in chronological order.

Note - as children are born a summary of their life will be given with a link to their own page, before moving on with Joseph Hugill's story.

Photo of Saint Leonards, Skerne

Saint Leonards, Skerne.

Joseph Hugill was appointed Curate at Skerne, East Riding, Yorkshire, on Sunday the 17th December 1815. The Stipend was £50 per annum, plus surplice fees.

Joseph Hugill's patron was the Vicar of Skerne, Thomas Ibbotson.

The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Leonard.

The above for some reason is not in his church records summary, but it was found under Bishop appointment records.

The church has a C12 nave and chancel, and a C15 west tower.

Saint Bartholomew, Welby.

Copyright 2010 - Nigel James Wright.

Joseph Hugill became a Stipendiary Curate at Welby, Lincolnshire, starting from the 1st January 1821 up until 1834. The Stipend was £105 per annum.

It was reported in the Lincoln Mercury newspaper that-

On Christmas Day (1833), the inhabitants of Welby, near Grantham, presented to the Rev. Joseph Hugill, a very handsome silver cup, richly embossed, as a token of respect and gratitude for the faithful, zealous, and affectionate manner which he has discharged the important duties of the office of curate of the parish for the last 13 years; and especially to testify the esteem they entertain for him, on account of the essential benefit he had conferred on the poor.

The Anglican parish church is dedicated to Saint Bartholomew.

The church appears to date from late Norman times, and was rebuilt around 1500, and subsequently restored in 1846.

In 1780, four almshouses were established here by William Welby.

To view the church in GoogleEarth, open GoogleEarth and click the following link:-

GoogleEarth - Saint Bartholomew, Welby, Lincolnshire.

Photo of St Mary's, Wilsford.

St Mary's, Wilsford.

Copyright 2010 - Nigel James Wright.

Joseph Hugill then became a Stipendiary Curate at Wilsford, Lincolnshire, on the 24th June 1821. The Stipend was £54 12s per annum, also serves Welby.

The Anglican church is dedicated to Saint Mary and was built in the Norman period, although apparent traces of Saxon work are evident in the chapel.

The church, seats 226, and was restored in 1860-61 and again in 1871.

In 1841 the village had 429 Inhabitants.

There is a deserted medieval village to the west of the village towards Ancaster.

To view the church in GoogleEarth, open GoogleEarth and click the following link:-

GoogleEarth - Saint Mary, Wilsford, Lincolnshire.

Photo of St John's College.

St John's College.

Joseph Hugill was admitted sizar on 25th February 1826 to St John's College, Cambridge, which was founded in 1511 by Lady Margaret Beaufort, mother of King Henry VII.

It was noted that he was from Yorkshire; in Priest's Orders, a 'Ten-year man', and that his tutor was Tatham - see below.

[sizar at Cambridge was a student who received an allowance toward college expenses in exchange for acting as a servant to other students]

[Ten Year Man at Cambridge under the 1570 statutes made it possible for a man over the age of twenty-four to proceed to the degree of B.D. ten years after matriculation without first proceeding to the degrees of B.A and M.A.

The privilege was not much used until shortly before its abolition in the mid-nineteenth century, when it had degenerated into a system whereby a man could proceed B.D. without having any formal test of his ability.

Joseph Hugill's tutor Ralph Tatham (1779-) was admitted pensioner to St. John's 1796, was matriculated Michs. 1796, became a Scholar in 1796, obtained a B.A. (12th Wrangler) in 1800.

He then obtained a M.A. in 1803, a B.D. in 1811, a D.D. (per Lit. Reg.) in 1839.

He was then Fellow from 1802; a tutor during 1814-30, and President during 1827-39, and the Master during 1838-57 (Joseph Hugill's time at the college), and a Junior Proctor 1809-10.

Orator, 1809-36; "He was well qualified for this office by his singular dignity of person, courtesy of manner, and a great skill in complimentary speeches.

The wags said of him: 'He brought forth butter in a lordly dish.'

He was Vice-Chancellor, 1839-40 and 1845-6.

Ordained Deacon by Rochester July 8, 1804; priest, Sept. 30, 1804; Curate of Longstowe with Croxton, Cambridgeshire, 1807. Chaplain of Horningsea, 1809. Rector of St Mary Colkirk with Stibbard, Norfolk, 1816-57.

Died Jan. 19, 1857, at St John's Lodge, aged 79. M.I. on site of old Chapel.

I am most grateful for the assistance and information provided by the Master and Fellows of St. John's College, Cambridge.

Photo of St Botolph's, church, Boston

St Botolph's church, Boston.

Joseph Hugill then married Mary Walker on Tuesday the 31st October 1826, at St Botolph's Church, Boston, Lincolnshire.

Joseph Hugill a batchelor of this parish of Burton Le Coggles in the county and Mary Walker a spinster of this parish here married in this church by license with consent of this thirty fourth day of October in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty six by Bartho. Geo. Hunt? Vicar.

In the precense of ?, ? Clark?

Mary Hugill's gravestone.

Copyright 2010 - Nigel James Wright.

Mary Walker died, aged 39, on Friday the 10th February 1843, in Gonerby, Lincolnshire.

Her gravestone reads - case preserved:-

/To the memory of/
/MARY Relict OF THE/
/Rev. J Hugill/
/D.D. LATE Rector of/
/AT GONERBY FEB. 10th 1843/
/"Swiftly the path of death she trod"/
/Into eternity"/
/Blessed are those servants whom the/
/Lord when he cometh shall find watching/
/Lu.XII. 37v/

Mary's death was registered by Elizabeth Goodson? present at the death, on Monday the 13th February 1843, stated as the Widow of the Reverend Joseph Hugill D.D.

The cause of death was stated as "Spasms".

Her age was stated as 39 years, and this was repeated on her Gravestone, but on the memorial to Joseph and Mary in St Lawrence her age was stated as 38 years!

Great Gonerby (pronounced Gunerby) is two miles north of Grantham, and Gonerby born and bred people are nicknamed "Clockpelters".

Supposedly the youths of the village used to throw stones at the church clock as some right of passage ceremony.

John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, regularly preached in a Chapel in Gonerby which is now the Post Office; the village became a Methodist stronghold resulting in a Gonerby group introducing Methodism to Grantham and Lincoln.

To view the church in GoogleEarth, open GoogleEarth and click the following link:-

GoogleEarth - Saint Sebastian, Gonerby, Lincolnshire.

Joseph and Mary went on to have seven children.

Burton Le Coggles church.

Copyright 2010 - Nigel James Wright.

Joseph Hugill then became a Stipendiary Curate at Burton Le Coggles, Lincolnshire, on the 28th March 1827. The Stipend was £100 per annum, with surplice fees, and the use of a house.

The Anglican church is dedicated to Saint Thomas a Becket. The Diocese refer to it as St Thomas Canterbury.

The Anglican parish register dates from 1565.

The Nave and Chancel belong to the reign of Edward I (c.1250) and the church tower is over 700 years old. The church was restored and reseated in 1874.

Burton-le-Coggles, originally “Byrton-en-les-Coggles” – named for the path of cobbles (or coggles) which ran through the area – is mentioned in Doomsday, when it had several farms, extensive woods and a mill.

The Church consists of a Tower, Spire, North and South Aisles, Porch and Chancel.

The most remarkable feature of the Church is its Early English Tower and Spire (c.1200).

Until the early 20th Century, there was a Musicians’ Gallery at the West end.

To view the church in GoogleEarth, open GoogleEarth and click the following link:-

GoogleEarth - Saint Thomas a Becket, Burton Le Coggles, Lincolnshire.

Knights in the porch - Burton Le Coggles church.

Copyright 2010 - Nigel James Wright.

Within the Porch are two recumbent effigies of knights of the reign of Edward II (d.1327), although they may also be Crusaders from the third Crusade (1190).

They were found buried in the Churchyard during digging operations, their feet are missing and they are know locally as "Bill & Ben".

Photo of Font - Burton Le Coggles church

Font - Burton Le Coggles church.

Copyright 2010 - Nigel James Wright.

There is a plain octagonal font, of the decorated period (pre-1400) set upon a plain solid square base. On the photo is Liz Wright, who is a 3rd Great Grand Daughter of Robert Steatham.

The poor of the parish have 8 acres of land left by an unknown donor. The revenue from this plot is distributed among the poor each year.
Photo of Elisabeth Tweedy Hugill's' baptism

Elisabeth Tweedy Hugill's' baptism.

Their first child Elisabeth Tweedy was born in Burton Le Coggles in October 1827.

Elisabeth Tweedy [Elizabeth, not Elisabeth from now onwards] married Alexander McGowan in May 1852, in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

They had eight children,

Please click here to read the life of Elisabeth Tweedy.
Photo of Anna Maria Hugill's baptism

Anna Maria Hugill's baptism.

Anna Maria was born in Burton Le Coggles in 1829.

Anna Maria married James Burgess Mills in 1852 in Portland, Victoria, Australia. They had 7 children.

James Mills died in 1868, and then Anna Maria married Hugh Lockhart Smith, in 1877.

Please click here to read the life of Anna Maria.
Photo of William Joseph Hugill's baptism

William Joseph Hugill's baptism.

William Joseph was born in 1830 at Burton Le Coggles. He married Elizabeth McDonald in 1858.

William Joseph died in 1914. His wife Elisabeth died in 1929.

Please click here to read the life of William Joseph.
Photo of Frances Sarah Hugill's baptism

Frances Sarah Hugill's baptism.

Their next child Frances Sarah, was born in 1833, at Burton Le Coggles, Lincolnshire.

Frances Sarah worked as a Governess. Frances Sarah never married and died in 1882.

Please click here to read the life of Frances Sarah.
Photo of St Peter, Earls Heaton

St Peter's, Earls Heaton.

In 1834 Joseph Hugill made the living at St Peter's, Earls Heaton, Yorkshire, of a Perpetual Curacy.

The church was erected in 1825-27, at a cost of £5,301, by the Parliamentary Commissioners, the architect was Thomas Taylor; it is a cruciform structure in the later English style, with a tower and spire, and contains 600 sittings, of which 250 are free, and a gallery for the accommodation of 300 children.

The living is a perpetual curacy, endowed with £200 by the Ripon Diocesan Society, and in the patronage of the Vicar of Dewsbury; net income, £164. There are 4 acres of glebe, and a good glebe-house.

The church no longer stands and it was demolished in 1971, due to subsidence.

All that now remains are the gravestones.

Reported in the Morning Post (London) Monday the 16th June 1834.

"UNIVERSITY INTELLIGENCE" (From the Oxford journal).

The Rev. Joseph Hugill, of St. John's College, in this University, was last week presented to the Incumbency of Earls Eaton, in the parish of Dewsbury, Yorkshire, by the Rev. John Buckworth, Vicar of Dewsbury.

John Thomas Hugill baptism.

John Thomas, was born in 1835, at St Peter's, Earls Heaton.

John Thomas appears in the 1841 census and dies at see in 1851.

Please click here to read the life of John Thomas.
Photo of St John's College.

St John's College.

In 1836 Joseph Hugill obtained a B.D. [Bachelor of Divinity] (Stat. Eliz.), from St John's College, Cambridge.

Photo of Henry Walker Hugill's baptism

Henry Walker Hugill's baptism.

Their next child was Henry Walker, was born in 1839, at Rotherham. He married Susan Elizabeth Grove in 1877.

Please click here to read the life of Henry Walker.

St Lawrence Church, Darlaston.

Joseph Hugill then became Rector of St Lawrence, Darlaston, which he continued up until his death on 29th October 1842.

Joseph Hugill's first baptism,
St Lawrence Church, Darlaston.

Joseph Hugill's first baptism [WHC] , at St Lawrence, was on Friday the 24th January 1840. of Ellen Wilkes.

Joseph Hugill's entries [WHC]. for baptism and burial, at St Lawrence, are punctuated with many gaps where other ministers appear to have been doing most of the work. This must have happened as result of Joseph Hugill being ill.

Joseph Hugill's last baptism,
St Lawrence Church, Darlaston.

Joseph Hugill's last baptism [WHC] , at St Lawrence, was on Sunday the 9th January 1842, of a Mary Smith.

Joseph Hugill's last burial ,
St Lawrence Church, Darlaston.

Joseph Hugill's last burial [WHC] , at St Lawrence, was on 14th June 1842, of a Thomas Gough.
Photo of St John's College.

St John's College.

In 1842 Joseph Hugill obtained a D.D [Doctor of Divinity], from St John's College, Cambridge.

Mary Hugill's baptism.

Their last child Mary was born in 1842, and married Mark Hirst in 1865 in Sheffield. They had a child, Mark Hugill Hirst born in 1872.

Please click here to read the life of Mary.

Joseph Hugill burial.

Joseph Hugill's story ends on Saturday the 29th October 1842, when he dies, and he was buried [WHC] on Friday the 4th November 1842, in the Rectory vault in St Lawrence, Darlaston.

The service was taken by the last but one Rector, George Fisk.

The death certificate states - Joseph Hugill D.D. died on the 29th October 1842 at Church Street [the rectory], Darlaston, aged 53 year of Influenza, the informant was a John Tweedy, Gentleman, from Rotherham, Yorkshire, present at the death.

The death was registered on the 3rd of November 1842.

Ironically the registrar at that the time was a "Joseph Lowe", quite a play on words!

Reported in Berrow's Worcester Journal dated Thursday 3rd of November 1842.


On the 29th, at Darlaston, the Rev. Joseph Hugill, D.D., Rector, aged 53, leaving a widow and six children to lament their loss.

The following quotes are taken from a book about Darlaston [A history of Darlaston - Frederick Hackwood, 1887].


Joseph Hugill Memorial Plaque,
St Lawrence, Darlaston.

The following are on the north wall of the Sanctuary:-

In memory of | The REV. JOSEPH HUGILL, D.D., | of St. John's Coll. Cam., late of Rector of | this parish. | Born in Westerdale, Septr. 9th, 1789, | and buried in the Rectory vault in | this church Novr. 4th, 1842.

Also of MARY his wife, | who died at Gonerby, 1883| Lincolnshire, | Feb. 10th, Aged 38 years.
|FRANCES SARAH, their daughter, | died in London, March 11th 1882, aged 48.

[End quote]

Hackwood missed off - "Blessed are the dead, that die in the Lord".

It states the stone was made by - Chas. [Charles] Richards, Birm. [Birmingham].

Joseph Hugill Memorial Window,
St Lawrence, Darlaston.

They are mentioned again:-


One of the windows in the south aisle is fitted to the memory of "the Rev. Joseph Hugill. D.D., formerly Rector of this Parish who died Oct., 1842, aged 53 years. ; also of Mary his wife, who died Feb 1843, aged 38 ; and represents in stained glass the embalming and entombment of our Savoir.

In the Birmingham Daily Post dated Wednesday the 14th August 1872, there is an article on the re-opening of the church after its restoration, which includes the following,

One of the Nave windows is also of stained glass-the subjects being the Descent from the Cross and the Burial of Christ-and is given by Miss Hugill, in memory of her late Father (Rev. Joseph Hugill, a former rector of the parish) and her mother.

The Miss Hugill mentioned above is of course Frances Sarah.

Joseph Hugill Memorial Window - detail,
St Lawrence, Darlaston.

Joseph Hugill Memorial Window - detail,
St Lawrence, Darlaston.


On the north aisle, the following families are represented :-

Armstrong, Bayley, Bills, Dorsett, Foster, Green, Hugill, Lowe, Mills, Partridge, Piggott, Smith, Thornbill, Waltham, Walton, and Yates.

[End quote]

The above family crests are no longer present in the church, but some of the crests are present on the porch at the entrance to the churchyard.

Now we come to something very interesting, again from Hackwood.

A Funeral SERMON preached in Darlaston Church, Sunday, Nov., 6th, 1842, by the Rev. Isaac Clarkson, Vicar of Wednesbury, was published (LONDON : LONGMAN, BROWN, GREEN, and LONGMANS, DARLASTON : JAMES SLATER, NEW STREET) the profits arising from which were go to the Parochial Schools.

From this pamphlet we learn that Dr. Hugill "for a short time travelled as a minister among the Wesleyans," from which vocation affliction compelled him to retire ; and that in 1815 he sought ordination and entered Church of England.

The Sermon ends with the following significant sentence-" And may peace, and unity, and concord prevail in this parish, to the glory of God, and the benefit of man! Amen."

[End quote]

The above is obviously the Funeral sermon for Joseph Hugill.

"JAMES SLATER" is the main solicitor in Darlaston at that date.

The Rev. Isaac Clarkson, Vicar of Wednesbury, mentioned above is one of the Executors of Joseph Hugill's Will.

Again Hackwood relates events at St Lawrence.

When the Rev. G. Fisk first came to the parish he made the use of some words which have now passed into a parochial proverb, and with an innocent bit of fun has invariably been poked at each new rector on his first appearance ever since.

The reverend gentleman took the earliest opportunity of impressively informing his new flock that he "had come to live and die amongst them." Yet within three years, he had a "call" to Walsall-and with praiseworthy obedience he heeded that call!

So, "Have you come to live an die amongst us?" is the solemn interrogation with which each new occupant of the rectory has been greeted ever since; and a deal of sly-humour has been extracted from this historic phrase.

Short as was the time Mr. Fisk resided at Darlaston, it is said that he knew every man, woman, and child in the parish, and that he had a wonderful faculty for recognizing people by the voice.

It was at this period that dissent grew very strong in the parish, and the lot of a rector then was not a very happy one. Perhaps it was this which induced Mr. Fisk to get away from the place so soon.

His successor Mr. R. W. Kyle soon found himself in a conflict with his parishioners over a Church rate, and then in a further dispute over the ringing of the church bells. As an appeal to Lichfield did not uphold him in the position he had taken up, he discreetly retreated from the parish.

Dr. Hugill who came next, did not find the storm to have subsided even with a change of person; and when he died after an equal struggle of two or three years, the victorious dissenters were said to have boasted that they had "driven away one parson and killed another".

Perhaps it may have been that they did not know how to manage "the chapel people;" for the next rector (the Rev. G. W. White) seems to have got along with very little friction.

[End Quote]

Joseph Hugill started life as a minister in the Wesleyan church, and as such would seem to have been ideally suited for the parish.

It must be remembered that these events were related to Hackwood sometime after they took place, and they may not be entirely accurate.

As always with these sources we have to make of it what we can.

Joseph Hugill's Will was signed on Monday the 22nd August 1842, and was proved at London on the 22nd November 1842 before a judge for Mary Hugill widow the Relict, the Reverend Isaac Clarkson Clerk and also John Tweedy, the executors to whom administration was granted.

The witnesses for the Will were, Francis J. Bradshaw, Curate of Darlaston, and A. Rooker, Surgeon.

To read the Will Click here.

Census findings

I have searched the 1841-1911 Census's, and here are the results.

The Census was always conducted on a Sunday,

[1841 - June 6th]

Joseph Hugill aged 50; Mary Hugill aged 35; William aged 10; Henry aged 2; Eliza Denton, female servant, aged 20; Ann Jenks, female servant, aged 15, lastly John Tweedy, of independent means, aged 70.

At Church street, Darlaston.

1841 Census

1841 Census

Eliza Tweedy, aged 55; Elizabeth Hugill, aged 13; Anna Hugill, aged 11; Frances Hugill, aged 8, and John Hugill, aged 6. All the children down as being boarders.

At Great Gonerby, "Boarding ?".

There is documentary evidence of Eliza Tweedy running a boarding school, so this explains the above.

[1851 - March 30th]

Henry Walker Hugill, at Clergy Orphan school for boys - St Stephen the Martyr, Cavendish road, Middlesex.

1851 Census

1851 Census

William Joseph Hugill as an apprentice draper, aged 20, at the home of a Thomas Meek - Draper - employing 10 assistants.

At 114 Fishergate, Preston, Lancashire.

1851 Census

1851 Census

Mary Nicholson, aged 48 [head], schoolmistress; Mary Ann Nicholson, aged 20 [daughter], Teacher; Francis A, Nicholson, aged 18 [son], Merchants Clerk; Lawrence CARGILL, aged 21, Teacher; Frances Sarah Hugill, aged 18, a scholar, birthplace was down as Burton, Lincolnshire, which is correct!

At Bollands Entry, Saint Bridget, Chester.

1851 Census

1851 Census

Eliza Tweedy, mentioned in the last census appears again,

William Tweedy, aged 31 [unmarried], Oil and Colorman?; Eliza Tweedy, aged 66 [mother], now a widow, there are also two servants mentioned.

At 77 Earl street, Marylebone, London.

1851 Census

1851 Census

Elisabeth Tweedy Hugill, born 1827, not yet found.
Anna Maria Hugill, born 1829, not yet found.

[1861 - April 7th]

John Drabble, aged 26 [head], Tea? manufacturer; Sarah Ann Drabble, aged 23 [wife]; Mary Hugill, aged 18 [Cousin], born Darlaston, Staffordshire.

At 64 Villa road, Nottingham.

1861 Census

1861 Census

Frances Sarah Hugill, aged 27, governess, born Burton Bough.

At Womersley Hall, Womersley, a township in Pontefract district of Yorkshire.

1861 Census

1861 Census

Elisabeth Tweedy Hugill, born 1827, not yet found.
Frances Sarah Hugill, born 1833, not yet found.

[1871 - April 2nd]

Elisabeth Tweedy Hugill, born 1827, not yet found.
Frances Sarah Hugill, born 1833, not yet found.
Mary Hugill, born 1842, not yet found.

[1881 - April 3rd]

Frances Sarah Hugill, born 1833, not yet found.


What an interesting story this is.

Photo of Crockford's Clerical Directory

Crockford's Clerical Directory
In Crockford's Clerical Directory dated 1898, we see both Henry Walker and William Joseph listed.

Moore College in 1873 was in Liverpool New South Wales, click here to read about this college.

As can be seen this gives very interesting information about the brothers.

Further investigation will be needed to investigate these new facts.

In the 1841 census we have living with Joseph Hugill, a John Tweedy, of independent means, aged 70.

Now Joseph named his daughter Elisabeth Tweedy Hugill, who was born in 1827.

We also see the same John Tweedy as one of the Executors of Joseph Hugill's will, where it states he is from Gonerby, so I suppose we can assume that he went back there with Mary after Joseph's death.

I will check death records and the 1851 census to see if we can find him.

So who is this man, which I suppose we can assume, Joseph named his daughter after?

Joseph had a Methodist connection, we find his wife Sarah died at Gonerby, which is where John Wesley, the founder of Methodism, regularly preached in a Chapel in Gonerby which is now the Post Office.

The village became a Methodist stronghold resulting in a Gonerby group introducing Methodism to Grantham and Lincoln.

The Wesleyan Methodists and Primitive Methodists both had small chapels here, as for a while did the Independents (all built prior to 1841).

In 1842, there were 1,049 inhabitants of Gonerby.

Interestingly 5 miles east of Gonerby is the village of Welby where Joseph preached.

Click the following link to watch a YouTube video I took of the interior of St Lawrence showing the memorial and stained glass window dedicated to Joseph Hugill.

Video of the Interior of St Lawrence, Darlaston.

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