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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.

Discussion.

Research - Additional Planned.

  Quick Overview

Joseph Hugill baptised on Wednesday the 9th of September 1789, at Westerdale, Yorkshire.

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

They had seven children,

Elizabeth 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, at sea.
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.

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



Thomas Hugill's' marriage.



The story begins with the marriage of Thomas Hugill (born at Bilsdale Midcable in 1752) to Sarah Marshal, on Thursday the 11th May 1780, at Westerdale, Yorkshire.

They have the following children,

Thomas Hugill baptised on Sunday the 18th June 1780, at Westerdale, Yorkshire.

William Hugill, baptised Sunday 26th Dec 1784, Westerdale, Yorkshire.


We now see William Hugill mentioned in newspapers. [BNA]


York Herald, and General Advertiser - Saturday the 18th of November 1843

Deaths

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

Hull Packet 16th August 1850

August 10, at Campsall, by the Rev. Wm. Ward, Mr. Robert Rwason, Liversidge, to Sarah Ann, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Wm. Hugill, of her Majesty's revenue, and niece of late Rev. Jos. Hugill D.D., Darlaston rectory, Staffordshire.


William Hugill Joseph Hugills brother, married Mary Adamson on Thursday the 7th of January 1819 at Burnby near Kirby Underdale, they had four children,

#1 Sarah Hugill baptised Tuesday the 5th of March 1822 at Norton,

#2 Joseph Hugill baptised Sunday the 11th of July 1824 at Norton,

#3 Mary Hugill baptised Thursday the 17th ofAugust 1826 at Norton,

#4 John Hugill baptised Saturday the 14th of May 1836 at Market Weighton. John went onto marry an Elizabeth from Alverstoke.




Photo of Joseph Hugill's baptism.

Joseph Hugill's baptism.



Thomas and Sarah's last child was our Joseph Hugill, who was born on Wednesday the 9th September 1789, in Westerdale, Yorkshire, and baptised at Christ Church the same day.
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 Andrew's, Bishopthorpe.

Saint Andrew's, Bishopthorpe.



Joseph Hugill was appointed Deacon at St. Andrews, Bishopsthorpe, which is three miles south of the city of York, on Sunday the 17th December 1815.

Being close to the river the church often flooded, and the situation became critical in 1892 when the Great Flood washed many bodies from their graves. The location was declared unsafe, and the majority of the structure was demolished in 1899.

A new church was built, on a site opposite Bishopthorpe Palace. Fortunately Atkinson's facade was left intact, although it sufferred badly from neglect until the St. Andrews Trust took over responsibility in 1998.
Photo of Saint Leonard's, Skerne

Saint Leonard's, 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.

£50 in 1815, in todays money would be the equal to £4,743 - Calculated using this Link. What an interesting fact this is.

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.
Photo of Saint Andrew's, Bishopthorpe.

Saint Andrew's, Bishopthorpe.



Joseph Hugill was now appointed Priest [he had been appionted Deacon in 1815] at St. Andrew, Bishopsthorpe, which is three miles south of the city of York, on Sunday the 22nd December 1816.

Being close to the river the church often flooded, and the situation became critical in 1892 when the Great Flood washed many bodies from their graves. The location was declared unsafe, and the majority of the structure was demolished in 1899.

A new church was built, on a site opposite Bishopthorpe Palace. Fortunately Atkinson's facade was left intact, although it sufferred badly from neglect until the St. Andrews Trust took over responsibility in 1998.


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.

£150 in 1821, in todays money would be the equal to £17,546 - Calculated using this Link.

The Anglican parish church at Welby, 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 alm-houses were established here by William Welby.

We made a visit to the church in September 2010. Click Here for a report and photos from the visit.

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

GoogleEarth - Saint Bartholomew, Welby, Lincolnshire.



We now see a Joseph Hugill mentioned in newspapers. [BNA]

Stamford Mercury 18th May 1821

BARKSTON, May 14th, 1821.
The Rev. JOSEPH HUGILL proposes to receive four young Gentlemen under his care. As no other pupils are admitted, it is presumed this will prove an eligible opening for young gentlemen who wish to be prepared for the University of for Holy Orders. The situation is particulary pleasent and healthy. References will be given, if required, to Clergymen of the highest respectability ; and terms for board and tutition may be known on application to Mr. Hugill, at his residence, Barkston, near Grantham, Lincolnshire.

Note this is prior to Rev. JOSEPH HUGILL going to university. Barkston is just a little north of Grantham, and about five miles from Great Gornerby.

True Sun 4th January 1834

Sherborne Mercury 6th January 1834

Kentish Gazette 7th January 1834

On Christmas Day, 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.




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 Sunday the 24th of June 1821. The Stipend was £54 12s per annum, also serves Welby.

£54 12s. in 1781, in todays money would be the equal to £9,949 - Calculated using this Link.

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.

We made a visit to the church in September 2010. Click Here for a report and photos from the visit.

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

GoogleEarth - Saint Mary, Wilsford, Lincolnshire.



We now see Joseph Hugill mentioned in newspapers. [BNA]

Stamford Mercury 15th August 1823

An address was the delivered by the Rev. Joseph Hugill , a member of the committee, to the teachers and the scholars, urging the necessity of aquiring knowledge, and particulary religious knowledge, as the distinquishing charateristic of our species, as directly tending to promote individual and domestic happiness, and as especially contributing to the stability and welfare of the community at large. The children were afterwards regaled with tea and plum-cake, and had rewards distributed to them according to their merits.



Photo of St John's College.

St John's College.


Joseph Hugill was admitted sizar on Saturday the 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, of Joseph Hugill's tutor Ralph Tatham, 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 presense of ?, ? Clark?

Mary Walker's family is now mentioned in newspapers...

...Miss Walker, was the daughter of a small Iron founder, who made a name for himself in tbe manufacture of the domestic "sad iron," and he was the first to make the well-known Yorkshire cooking range. An amusing incidentoccurred in connection with this range. Mr. Walker had one of them in his office for show, and knowing that a friend would call for the purposeof collecting an account, he counted out tbe number of sovereigns required and placed them in the oven of the range. When his friend arrived be opened the oven and placed the plate with the hot coins before him, saying, "I have just got them ready for you." It noised abroad that Walker could make sovereigns.

Shortly after this, Huntsman discovered the art of converting iron into blister steel. Mr. Walker visited Sheffield and secured some land from the Duke of Norfolk and commenced business in the steel and iron trade...

Mr. Walker, who arranged with Huntsman for the right of working his patent. He built converting and steel smelling furnaces and took in a partner named Edward Eaton, a very smart accountant. The firm was then Walker and Eaton. They commenced the manufacture of engines, rolling mills, etc. Mr. Walker was a practical man and was the first to make chilled rolls sufficiently sound for the rolling of steel for pen making. The firm to this day is noted for its make of rolls.

Mr. Walker died in the forties. His son, Mr. William Huglll Walker, took his father's place...

Please click here to read the full the newspaper article.


We now see Joseph Hugill's marriage mentioned in newspapers. [BNA]

Cambridge Chronicle and Journal - 3rd November 1826

Stamford Mercury - 3rd November 1826

Oxford University and City Herald - 11th November 1826

Northampton Mercury - 18th November 1826

On Tuesday last, at Boston (by the Rev. B. Goe, Vicar), the Rev. Joseph Hugill, of Burton Coggles, near Corby, in this county, to Miss Mary Walker, of Boston, only daughter of the late John Walker, Esq. of Sheffield.





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.

£100 in 1827, in todays money would be the equal to £11,260 - Calculated using this Link.

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.

We made a visit to the church in September 2010. Click Here for a report and photos from the visit.

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.


Elizabeth Tweedy Hugill's' baptism.


Their first child Elizabeth Tweedy was born on ? the 16th October 1827, and baptised by her father on ? the 18th November at Burton Le Coggles church.

Elizabeth Tweedy married Alexander McGowan in May 1852, in Geelong, Victoria, Australia.

They had eight children,

Please click here to read the life of Elizabeth Tweedy.




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.


William Joseph Hugill's baptism.



William Joseph was born on ? the 30th December 1830, and baptised by her father on ? the 24th February at Burton Le Coggles church. He married Elizabeth McDonald in 1858.

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

Please click here to read the life of William Joseph.




France Sarah Hugill's' baptism.




Frances Sarah, their next child, was born on ? the 3rd May 1833, and baptised by her father on ? the 5th June at Burton Le Coggles church.

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.

£5,301 in 1826, in todays money would be the equal to £560,266 - Calculated using this Link.

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.

£200 in 1834, in todays money would be the equal to £13,849 - Calculated using this Link.

£164 in 1834, in todays money would be the equal to £22,712 - Calculated using this Link.

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

All that now remains are the gravestones.

Joseph Hugill is now mentioned in newspapers. [BNA]

Stamford Mercury Friday the 13th June 1834.

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

Bury and Norwich Post Wednesday the 18th June 1834.

Gobe - Wednesday 18th June 1834.

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 sea in 1851.

Please click here to read the life of John Thomas.


Photo of St John's College.

St John's College.




On Friday the 18th March 1836 Joseph Hugill obtained a B.D. [Bachelor in Divinity] (Stat. Eliz.), from St John's College, Cambridge.

Joseph Hugill is now mentioned in newspapers. [BNA]

John Bull - Saturday 29th March 1836

English Chronicle and Whitehall Evening Post - Saturday 29th March 1836

Cambridge, March 25. The following are the names of the Inceptors to the degree of Masters of Arts, at the congregation on Friday last:-... At the same Congregation the degree of Batchelor of Divinity was conferred on the Rev. Hugill, of St. John's College.


Leeds Intelligencer - Saturday 18th February 1837

VICARAGE OF LEEDS.

The Trustees met, pursuant to adjournment, at the Parish Church Vestry, on Wednesday, (18 present,) Henry Hall, Esq., senior Trustee, in be chair. Testimonials were read, which had been transmitted by different candidates, who have offered, viz.. the Rev. F. Custance, the Rev. Mr. Dodgsbon, the Rev. Dr. Powell, the Rev. John Dayman, and the Rev. John Edward Nassau Molesworth, one of the six preachers of Canterbury.

Several letters from the most respectable quarters were also read, recommending clergymen who have not themselves come forward. In order to give every candidate ample opportunity, if he chooses, to present himself to the Trustees, or to take any of the pulpits in the town, it was resolved to postpone tbe day Election to Monday, March 20th. In the mean time the most active inquiry is continued, as we have before stated, that the best man may be obtained.

In addition to the candidates named in our last and preceding papers, we understand that the following gentlemen have either offered themselves as candidates or intend doing so :— the Rev. John Dayman, M.A., Rector of Skelton, near Penrith, Cumberland, and formerly Fellow Corpus Christi College, Oxford ; the Rev. Joseph Hugill, B.D. Incumbent Earlsheaton.


Leeds Times - Saturday 18th February 1837

PARISH CHURCH, LEEDS.

TWO SERMONS will be preached to-morrow at this church, by the Rev. JOSEPH HUGILL, B.D. Incumbent of Earlsheaton. After which, collections will be made to defray expenses in altering and re-fitting the gas. Services to commence at Half-past 10 in the morning, and at Half-past 6 in the Evening.


Leeds Times - Saturday 25th February 1837

SERMONS.

On Sunday after two excellent sermons, preached by the Rev. Joseph Hugill, incumbent of Earlsheaton, at our parish church, collections were made amounting to nearly £34, which is to be applied in re-fitting the church with gas. The Rev. gentleman preached extempore, and one of his sermons, which was listened to with the greatest attention for above an hour, was delivered with fluency of diction and a correctness of style which has seldom been surpassed.

We understand that the labours of this excellent minister are devoted to the interests of the inhabitants of Earlsheaton, for the pitiful salary of £70, less, per annum, whilst many others infintely less meritorious, and who could not deliver a sermon extempore if their lives depended upon the performance of such a task, are receiving immense salaries and emoluments. Well may the church be in state it is, whilst merit and worth is neglected, and favouritism and party feeling is the only sure guide to preferment.


Leeds Intelligencer - Saturday 10th June 1837

LOCAL INTELLIGENCE...

ST. JAMES'S CHURCH. - It is with pleasure that we hear that the Rev. Joseph Hugill. B.D., of Earlsheaton, is to preach to-morrow evening at St. James's Church, Leeds. Mr. Hugill well known highly respected in this town, and his pulpit eloquence is of a very attractive and impressive character.



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 Saturday the 29th October 1842.

In addition we have mentioned. [BNA]

Staffordshire Gazette and County Standard - Saturday 24th October 1840,

DARLASTON. On Tuesday, the 13th, the Rev. Joseph Hugill, M.A., formerly of St. John's college, was presented by the society founded by the late Rev. C. Simeon for purchasing advowsons, to the rectory of Darlaston in the county of Stafford.

West Kent Guardian - 7th November 1840,

PREFERMENTS AND APPOINTMENTS.
The Rev. Joseph Hugill, to the rectory of Darlaston, staffordshire.



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


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

We now see Joseph Hugill mentioned in newspapers. [BNA]

Wolverhampton Chronicle and Staffordshire Advertiser - 8th September 1841

Staffordshire Gazette and County Standard - 9th September 1841

On Sunday week, two sermons were preached in the parish church of Rushall, for the benefit of the Sunday schools; in the morning by the Rev. Joseph Hugill, B.D., rector of Darlaston, and that in the afternoon by the Rev. James Downes, B.A., incumbent of Stonall. The collections amounted to £13 10s.

£13 10s in 1841, in todays money would be the equal to £1,492 - Calculated using this Link.

What an interesting fact this is.




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



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


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


Joseph Hugill's last burial [WHC] , at St Lawrence, was on Tuesday the 14th of 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.

In addition we have mentioned. [BNA]

Staffordshire Advertiser - Saturday 16th July 1842.

On Tuesday, the Rev. Joseph Hugill, rector of Darlaston, was honoured with the degree of D. D. in the University of 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!



We now see Joseph Hugill mentioned in newspapers regarding his death. [BNA]

Wolverhampton and Staffordshire Advertiser - Wednesday 2nd November 1842

Berrow's Worcester Journal - Thursday 3rd November 1842

Berkshire Chronicle - Saturday 5th November 1842

Oxford University and City Herald - Saturday 5th November 1842

Wilts and Gloucestershire Standard - Monday 7th November 1842

English Cronicle and Whitehall Evening Post - Tuesday 8th November 1842

Wolverhampton Chronicle and Staffordshire Advertiser - Wednesday 9th November 1842

Westmorland Gazette - Saturday 12th November 1842

DEATHS

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 remains of the Rev. Joseph Hugill, D.D. rector of Darlaston, were consigned to the tomb on Friday last. The Rev. W. G. Barker, M.A. minister of St. Paul’s, Walsall, read the appointed service in the church, and the Rev. G. Fisk, LL.B. vicar of Walsall, officiated at the grave. The funeral service was preached Sunday by the Rev. Isaac Clarkson. M.A. vicar of Wednesbury.


Bucks Herald - Saturday 12th November 1842

Aged 53, the Rev. Joseph Hugill D.D., Rector of Darlaston, Staffordshire.

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


Cambridge Chronicle and Journal - Saturday 12th November 1842

At Darlaston, aged 53, the Rev. Joseph Hugill, D.D, formerly of St. John's college, rector of Darlaston, in the county of Stafford.


Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser - Saturday 12th November 1842

Aged 53, the Rev. Joseph Hugill, D.D, Rector of Darlaston, Staffordshire.


Westmorland Gazette - Saturday 12th November 1842

Rev. Joseph Hugill D.D., formerly of St. John's College, Cambridge, Rector of Darlaston, Staffordshire, aged 53. Patrons, Trustees of J. Thornton, Esq.




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

[Quote]


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:-

[Quote]

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.


Continuing:-

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.

[Quote]
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.



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


Again Hackwood relates events at St Lawrence.

[Quote]
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.






Photo of Mary Hugill's gravestone

Mary Hugill's gravestone.

Copyright 2010 - Nigel James Wright.

Mary Hugill now only lives on for only another fifteen weeks and dies aged thirty nine, on Friday the 10th Febuary 1843, at Great Gonerby, Yorkshire.

Her gravestone reads - case preserved:-

/SACRED/
/To the memory of/
/MARY Relict OF THE/
/Rev. J Hugill/
/D.D. LATE Rector of/
/DARLASTON STAFFORDSHIE/
/DEPARTED THIS LIFE SUDDENLY/
/AT THE HOUSE OF HER FRIENDS/
/AT GONERBY FEB. 10th 1843/
/IN THE 39th YEAR OF HER AGE/
/LEAVING A FAMILY OF SEVEN/
/ORPHAN CHILDREN TO LAMENT/
/THEIR IRREPARABLE LOSS/
/"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/

The mention of seven children confirms the existence of their son John Thomas Hugill, and the reference to her friend’s house, we assume must be house of the Tweedys, at Gonerby.

In that year the children living here at Gonerby were - Elizabeth Tweedy Hugill aged 14,
Anna Maria Hugill, aged 12, Frances Sarah Hugill, aged 8, and lastly John Thomas Hugill, aged 6.

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, and also in newspaper reports, 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.



We now see Mary Hugill mentioned in newspapers regarding her death. [BNA]

Norfolk Chronicle 25th Febuary 1843

At Great Gornerby, aged 39, Mrs. Hugill, widow of the late Rev. Joseph Hugill, D.D. of St. John's College, Cambridgshire, and Rector of Darlaston. She survived her husband only 15 weeks, and has left seven orphan children.

We now see Joseph Hugill mentioned again in newspapers, when his books are being sold. [BNA]

Lincolnshire Chronicle 20th October 1843

The Clergy and Gentry are most respectively acquainted by Messrs. WOOD, that they are directed by the Trustees of the late Rev. Joseph Hugill D.D., to sell by Auction, on Thursday the 2nd of November, 1843, at their Repository, Wood Hill, Grantham, his valuable Collection of books, particulars of which are given by bills to be had on application at the office of the Auctioneer. The sale to commence at Twelve o'clock,Grantham, 17th October, 1843.



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;
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;
John Hugill, aged 6.

All the children are 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


Anna Maria Hugill, born 1829, not yet found, mostly likely she is already in Australia.




[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.

I wonder how the Drabbles are connected to the Hugills?

1861 Census

1861 Census


We now find Frances Sarah Hugill in the household of The Right Honourable Edward William Hawke (Lord Hawke, Baron Hawke) at Womersley Hall, Village of Womersley, Womersley, Pontefract, Yorkshire & Yorkshire (West Riding), England.

E W Harvey Hawke, Head, Peer, Married, aged 61, born 1800 Womersley, Yorkshire;
Frances Hawke, Wife, Peer Wifes, Married, aged 39, born 1822 Sunderland, Durham;
Frances C Hawke, Daughter, Scholar, aged 9, Born 1852 Womersley, Yorkshire;
Catherine Charlsworth, Niece, Scholar, aged 11, Born 1850 Sandal, Yorkshire;
Bertha Charlesworth, Niece, Scholar, aged 10, Born 1851 Sandal, Yorkshire;
Gertrude Charlesworth, Niece, Scholar, aged 8, Born 1853 Sandal, Yorkshire;
Albery Charlesworth, Nephew, Scholar, aged 7, Born 1854 Sandal, Yorkshire;
Catherine Pickard, Governess, Unmarried, aged 33, born 1828 Binstead, Hampshire;
Frances Hugill, Servant, Governess, Unmarried, aged 27, born 1834 Leicestershire;
Ann Brumby, House keeper, Unmarried, aged 40, born 1821 Kippax, Yorkshire;
Alice Tripp, Ladies Maid, Unmarried, aged 32, born 1829 Kirkheaton, Norfolk;
Mary Cheesebrough, Ladies Maid, Unmarried, aged 32, born 1829 Ledston, Yorkshire;
Fanny Wardel, Nurse, Unmarried, aged 20, born 1841 Acklam, Yorkshire;
Ann Wood, Laundry maid, Widow, aged 40, born 1821 Yorkshire;
Sarah Hepthaws, Kitchen maid, Unmarried, aged 21, born 1840 Gayle, Yorkshire;
Mary Boyde, House maid, Unmarried, aged 18, born 1843 Cantley, Yorkshire;
Elen Keightley, Laundry maid, Unmarried, aged 28, born 1833 Pontefract, Yorkshire;
John Chowler, Groom, Unmarried Male, aged 38, born 1823 Harewood, Yorkshire;
Joseph Turner, Footman, Unmarried, aged 21, born 1840 Leicestershire;
John Deamer, Groom, aged 22, born 1839 Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

Elizabeth Tweedy Hugill, born 1827, not yet found.




[1871 - April 2nd]

We now find Frances Sarah Hugill in the household of Under-Secretary of State for the Colonies, Edward Knatchbull-Hugessen, 1st Baron Brabourne, at Grosvenor Street, West Upper, St George Hanover Square, London.

Edward H K Hugosson, Head, aged 41, born 1830 Kent, England;
Anna M E Hugosson, Wife, aged 39, born 1832 Devon, England;
Edward Knatchbatt Hugosson, Son, aged 13, born 1858 Worcestershire, England;
Cecil M Hugosson, Son, aged 7, born 1864 Middlesex, England;
Katherine C Hugosson, Daughter, aged 11, born 1860 Middlesex, England;
Eva Mary Hugosson, Daughter, aged 9, born 1862 Middlesex, England;
Frances Hugill, Tutor, Childrens Governess, aged 37, born 1834 Burton le Coggles Lincolnshire;
Katherine Delhomme?, Cook & Housekeeper, aged 55, born 1816 Alsace ?.

Elizabeth Tweedy Hugill, born 1827, not yet found, mostly likely she is already in Australia.




[1881 - April 3rd]

Mary Clarkson, Head, Single, aged 50, Annuitant, born 1831 Wednesbury, Staffordshire, England;
Emma York Clarkson, Sister Single, aged 47, born 1834 Wednesbury, Staffordshire;
Eleanor Adams, Stepsister, Single, aged 56, born 1825 Wednesbury, Staffordshire;
Frances Sarah Hugill, Visitor, Single, aged 49, born 1832, Wednesbury, Staffordshire;
Alice Walker, Servant, Single, Cook aged 25, born 1856 Howden, Yorkshire;
Anna Wilkinson, Servant, Single, Housemaid, aged 18, born 1863 Preston, Lancashire, England.

At 8, St Marys, Mary Gate St Olave (York Nr), York, Yorkshire (East Riding), England

Why did Frances Sarah Hugill put her birth place as Wednesbury?



Discussion.

What an interesting story this is.



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.


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

Now Joseph named his daughter Elizabeth 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.

We made a visit to the church in September 2010. Click Here for a report and photos from the visit.

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 Hugill 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.



Joseph Hugill's Venn entry.





The main reference work for researching Cambridge Alumni, is Alumni Cantabrigienses: A Biographical List of All Known Students, Graduates ...edited by John Venn.

This is Joseph Hugill's entry.


Joseph Hugill has a final mention in newspapers. [BNA]

Worcester Journal - Thursday 26th January 1843

PREFERMENTS.
The Rev. G.W.White, M.A., Minister of St. Andrew's Church, Nertherton, near Dudley, has been presented by the Trustees of the late Rev. Charles Simeon to the Rectory of Darlaston, vacant by the death of the late Dr. Hugill.


Wolverhampton Chronicle and Staffordshire Advertiser - 24th May 1843

In an article about Darlaston...

...The children "are sometimes taken from the schools," says the Rev. Joseph Hugill, rector of Darlaston, "to continuous employment, as early as eight or nine years of age. This early removal retards their growth, prevents their mental improvement, and greatly injures their morals."

The ignorance of the adult population of Darlaston is proverbial in the district, and I believe that in this respect the place is no means misrepresented. I have the evidence of three parties - an overseer, a collector, and a relieving officer- that are as many as hundred men in Darlaston who do not know there own names, they only know their nickname. This curcumstance often produces eually troublesome and ludicrous consequences in the parish books and accounts, where men's names are often entered twice, and the parties called twice in their twofold identity...

The copy available for this newspaper is a little hard to read, but this small abstract from it is very interesting.

The whole article is worth reading, to get a good idea of what Darlaston was like then, for working class people.

What this says to me is that Joseph Hugill, like all the other Steatham Vicars, did really care for his parishioners.



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