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Joseph Hugill's Monument,
St Lawrence, Darlaston.

Copyright 2010 - Nigel James Wright.



Joseph Hugill's Children - Frances Sarah Hugill

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

Mary Steatham was baptised 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 his daughter Frances Sarah.

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.



Frances Sarah Hugill (1833-1882).


Detailed Research

Photo of Frances Sarah Hugill's baptism


Their next child.

Frances Sarah Hugill, was born on Friday the 3rd May 1833, at Burton Le Coggles, Lincolnshire.


Burton Le Coggles church.

Copyright 2010 - Nigel James Wright.



Joseph Hugill was the Stipendiary Curate at Burton Le Coggles, Lincolnshire. 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.
Frances Sarah Hugill, life is revealed to us in the Census, as she never married.

So we next see her in the 1851 census, aged 18, a scholar, living with a family in Bridgend.

Frances Sarah Hugill, birthplace was down as Burton, Lincolnshire, which is correct!



Photo of Baron Hawke Coat of arms

Baron Hawke Coat of arms.


Frances Sarah Hugill, in the 1861 Census, now aged 27, is now a Governess at Womersley Hall, Womersley, a township in Pontefract district of Yorkshire.

Frances Sarah Hugill, birthplace was down as Burton Bough, Lincolnshire.

In the census we have E.W. Harvey Hawke, as the head of the house, and his wife Frances.

The Baron family are detailed in this Wikipedia entry, and Edward William, is mentioned.

Womersley Hall which was Lord Snowdon's boyhood home, is just inside the North Yorkshire border between Doncaster in South Yorkshire, and Pontefract in West Yorkshire, only a few miles from the M62 and the A1.

For at least four centuries Womersley had passed by descent or marriage, passed by descent until Frances Harvey, the heiress, married the 3rd Lord Hawke in 1805 — taking the name of Harvey-Hawke.
Photo of Vanity Fair, Caricature, of Edward

Vanity Fair, Caricature, of Edward.




Frances Sarah Hugill, in the 1871 Census, aged 37, is now a Children's ?, at 30, Upper Grovernor street, London.

Frances Sarah Hugill, birthplace was down as Burton Coggles, Lincolnshire.

In the census we have Edward H.K. Hugessen, Under Secretary for the colonies - Magistrate, as the head, and his wife.

Edward Hugessen Knatchbull-Hugessen, 1st Baron Brabourne, (29 April 1829 – 6 February 1893) was a British Liberal politician.

Born Edward Hugessen Knatchbull, he was educated at Eton and Magdalene College, Oxford, where he was President of the Oxford Union.

In 1857 he was elected Member of Parliament for Sandwich. He served as Under-Secretary of State for Home Affairs under Lord Russell in 1866 and under Gladstone from 1868 to 1871; and as Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies under Gladstone from 1871 to 1874.

1st Baron Brabourne is detailed in this Wikipedia entry.

Frances Sarah Hugill, final appearance for us, is in the 1881 Census, now aged 49, a visitor at 83 St Mary's, York Marygate St Olave, Yorkshire.

The head is a Mary Clarkson, unmarried, aged 50, born Wednesbury, it also stated that she has an "Annuitant" which means "entitled to receive benefits from an annuity".

Who is this person; could it be her Sister? The age is ten years out, plus it says unmarried, so it is still a mystery.

Frances Sarah Hugill, birthplace was down as Wednesbury [which is near Darlaston], Staffordshire. This is clearly incorrect!


Photo of Frances Sarah Hugill's burial
Frances Sarah Hugill's burial.


Frances Sarah Hugill, died on Saturday the 11th March 1882, at 80? Avenue road, Regents Park, Middlesex.

The probate documents, proved 5th August, state the following:-

The Will of Frances Sarah Hugill formerly of Sandal Magna in the County of York but late of St. Mary's Bottham in the City of York Spinster who died 11 March 1882 at Avenue - road Regent's Park in the County of Middlesex was proved at York by Martha Mills Spinster and James Slater Solicitor both of Darlaston in the County of Stafford the executors.

Personal Estate £1,904 1s. 4d.

It seems that Frances had not quite lost her links to Darlaston!

From the names mentioned we can also see that Frances was close friends to some very notable people in Darlaston!


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