HASLAM OF ECKINGTON
The surname Haslam is sometimes found in the Eckington area with the spelling Hasland, especially before the middle of the eighteenth century.
The Samuel Haslam who married Hannah Turner in 1712 may be the one baptised at Eckington in 1690, son of Daniel Haslam. A plausible line can be traced from Daniel back to Nicholas Hasland of Harthill, through Nicholas’s son Hugh who married Gertrude Leigh in 1613/14. On the other hand, the name Daniel does not seem to be used by later generations of the family covered below, whereas the first traced son of Samuel and Hannah (Turner) Haslam was called Godfrey, which is suggestive of a connection with earlier Godfrey Haslams recorded in Eckington and neighbouring Dronfield. Further research would be necessary to establish the history of the family prior to the generations covered below.
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Children of Samuel and Hannah (Turner) Haslam:
2 i GODFREY HASLAM (1713/14-1785); m PHEBE BIRD.
iv JOHN HASLAM, bap 13 Feb 1722/23, Eckington.
2 GODFREY HASLAM of Ridgeway, Eckington, sicklesmith, was baptised on 21 January 1713/14 at Eckington and buried on 1 February 1785 at Eckington. He married ca 6 August 1738, PHEBE BIRD, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Wright) Bird (see here). Phebe was baptised on 27 June 1720 at Eckington and buried on 4 July 1786 at Eckington.
Children of Godfrey and Phebe (Bird) Haslam:
iv REBECCA HASLAM, bap 29 Jun 1747, Eckington.
v THOMAS HASLAM, bap 9 Jun 1750, Eckington.
 See the catalogue entries for DD5/3/384a and DD5/3/384b at https://explore.library.leeds.ac.uk/multimedia/19509/YAS_DD5.pdf, and Joseph Hunter, Familiae Minorum Gentium, ed. John W. Clay, 4 vols (London, 1894-96), 3:1031 (https://archive.org/details/FamiliaeMinorumGentiumV39/page/n211/mode/2up).
 Eckington parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com). She was probably the Hannah Haslam, widow, buried at Eckington on 6 Feb 1759. However, there was also a Hannah Haslam buried there on 29 Dec 1761. Turner was a common name in the area and Hannah’s ancestry has not yet been traced. The will of Joshua Booth of Eckington, written in 1767, left “unto Robert Turner Sicklesmith of Ridgeway in the parish of Eckington and County of Derby son of Robert Turner of Ridgeway moor side the House and Garden in Ridgeway where Godfrey Haslam now dwells”.
 Dioceses of Lichfield & Coventry Marriage Allegations and Bonds, 1636-1893 (online at www.findmypast.co.uk). They were to marry at Eckington, but the marriage does not appear in the parish registers there.
 Eckington parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com). One of the witnesses was John Bird. There is a marriage allegation of 1757 for a Septimus Worstenholme to marry a Mary Haslam, both of Eckington, but Mary is described therein as “aged twenty four years & upwards” so would not be the daughter of Godfrey and Phebe (Bird) Haslam.
 Eckington parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com). He was probably the Thomas, son of Godfrey Haslam, who was buried at Eckington on 27 Mar 1771, although that could be a son of Godfrey and Christian (Fricknall) Haslam.
 Eckington parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com). The burial entry gives her parents as “Saml & Phœbe Haslam” but the father’s name seems to be a mistake as no other trace has been found of such a couple.