Kezia Hawksley was baptised 1 May 1825 at South Wingfield (framework knitter), a daughter of George Hawksley and Sarah, formerly Turner.
She (X) was a framework knitter and eventually married Thomas Bradley (X), 29 October 1848 at South Wingfield after banns. Banns were in fact called on two separate occasions; in 1846 (8, 13 and 22 November) and again in 1848 (24 September, 1 and 8 October). They were both of full age. He was a widower, a labourer and a son of Abraham Bradley, a labourer. Keziah was a spinster and a daughter of George Hawksley, a frame work knitter. The witnesses were Robert Ball (X) and Elizabeth Hawksley (signed Hawksey). Thomas was born 16 October 1806 and baptised 14 December 1806 in the Wesleyan Chapel, Cromford Circuit, a son of Abraham and Ellen Bradley.
In 1861, at Wessington, (mid-way between Alfreton and Matlock), Thomas was aged 56, an agricultural labourer, born at Heage and Keziah was aged 36 and born at Wingfield. His children were Thomas aged 16, a coal miner, Sarah aged 10, Isaac aged 7 and James aged 5 all born at Wingfield.
In 1871, at 11, Amber Road, Wessington, Thomas was aged 64, an agricultural labourer, born at Crich and Keziah was aged 47, a framework knitter, born at S. Wingfield. Their children were Isaac aged 17, a coal miner born at S. Wingfield and James aged 14 a coal miner, born at Wessington.
In 1881, at 20 Amber Row, Wessington, Thomas was aged 74, an agricultural labourer, born at Fritchley, Keziah was aged 49 and born at Wingfield and there was also a grandson, William, aged 18, an agricultural labourer born at Wingfield.
Thomas Bradley’s death was registered in the June quarter 1883 in the Chesterfield district, aged 76.
Kezia has not been found in the 1891 census.
Kezia’s death was registered in the Chesterfield district (includes Wessington) in the September quarter 1893. She was aged 67.
Thomas and Kezia's children were:
Sarah Bradley, born about 1850 at South Wingfield.
Isaac Bradley (1854 – 1939), born about 1853, at South Wingfield, and registered in the Belper district in the September quarter 1854.
In 1881, at Low Street, West Ardsley, Isaac was aged 26, a coal miner born at Oakesthorpe, Derbyshire (sic, Oakerthorpe is in South Wingfield parish). His wife, Mary, was aged 26 and born at Winstear, Derbyshire and their children were Flora, aged 4, born at Wessington, and Marrion, aged 2 born at West Ardsley. Mary’s death was registered in the Wakefield district in the September quarter 1890, aged 35. In 1891 at Tingley, West Ardsley in 3 rooms, were Isaac aged 36 a widower and coal miner born at South Wingfield. His children were Florrie aged 14 a cloth weaver born at Wessington, Marian aged 12, Lillie aged 8 and Elizabeth aged 3 all born at West Ardsley. Isaac married Sarah Baxter in the Wakefield district in the September quarter 1891. In 1901 at 74 Low Road, Hunslet, were Isaac Bradley aged 46 a coal miner hewer born at Oakerthorpe, his wife, Sarah aged 52 born at Alverthorpe, Wakefield and his children Lily aged 18, Fanny E. aged 13 and his (actually step) granddaughter Elsie Baxter aged 5 all born at Tingley. There was also Isaac’s brother-in-law, George Ramsden aged 45 and single, a foundry worker born at Wakefield. In 1911, at Grove House, Beeston, Holbeck, Yorks, in 5 rooms were Isaac aged 56, a greengrocery hawker born in Wessington. He had been married for 19 years and had had no children with his current wife, who was Sarah aged 62 and born at Kirkhamgate, Yorks. His single children were Flora aged 34, a cloth weaver born at Oakerthorpe, Lily aged 28 and Fanny Elizabeth aged 23 a cloth weaver both born at Tingley. His grandchild, Elsie Baxter was aged 15 a cloth weaver born at Tingley and his single brother-in-law, George Ramsden was aged 55, a farm labourer and born at Wrenthorpe. Isaac died 2 December 1939 (registered in the Chesterfield district, aged 85) and was of Birches Lane, South Wingfield. Administration was granted 13 January 1940 at London to Flora Wornall (wife of Herbert Wornall, sic) and his effects were £105.4s.
Isaac and Mary's children were:
Flora Bradley (1877 – 1962), born about 1876 at Wessington and registered in the Chesterfield district in the March quarter 1877 She married Herbert Worrall in the Milton district in the June quarter 1912. Milton is near Sittingbourne in Kent. In the 1939 register she (born 1876) and Herbert (born 1887) with one other were living in the Gillingham MB. Flora‘s death was registered in the Maidstone district in the March quarter 1962 aged 85 and Herbert’s was in the same district in the September quarter 1966 aged 89 (this does not agree with the birth year in 1887). They may have had a daughter, Mabel born in the June quarter 1913 in the Medway district (maiden name of mother, Bradley).
Marion Bradley, born about 1878 at West Ardsley, Yorks.
Lily Bradley, born about 1883 at Tingley.
Fanny Elizabeth Bradley (1887 – 1916), born about 1888 at Tingley and registered in the December quarter 1887 in the Wakefield district. Fanny E. Bradley married Rupert Fothergill in the Hunslet district (includes Holbeck) in the June quarter 1912. The death of Fanny E Fothergill was registered in the Holbeck district in the March quarter 1916 aged 28. There do not appear to have been any children born to them.
James Bradley, born about 1856 at South Wingfield or Wessington.
In 1881, at Upper Street, West Ardsley, he was aged 23, a coal miner and born in Derbyshire (no exact place given). His wife, Anne, was aged 27 and born at Shirland and their son, W.F. was aged 1 and born at Wessington. With them was James's brother (sic, half-brother), George Bradley, aged 37 a coal miner and born at Shirland.
James and Ann's child was
W.F. Bradley, born about 1879 at Wessington. A William Frederick Bradley’s birth was registered in the Chesterfield district in the June quarter 1880.
Posted October 2016