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.[1] 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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HASLAM

 

1          SAMUEL HASLAM was buried on 27 January 1747/48 at Eckington, Derbyshire.[2] He married on 21 October 1712 at Eckington, HANNAH TURNER.[3]

 

Children of Samuel and Hannah (Turner) Haslam:

2              i               GODFREY HASLAM (1713/14-1785); m PHEBE BIRD.

ii             SAMUEL HASLAM, bap 26 Apr 1716, Eckington,[4] bur 29 Mar 1744, Eckington.[5]

iii            HANNAH HASLAM, bap 12 Apr 1719, Eckington,[6] bur 26 Aug 1723, Eckington.[7]

iv            JOHN HASLAM, bap 13 Feb 1722/23, Eckington.[8]

v              ESTHER HASLAM, bap 31 Oct 1725, Eckington,[9] bur 3 Oct 1781, Killamarsh;[10] m(1) 26 Oct 1747, Eckington, THOMAS BIRD;[11] m(2) 19 Feb 1765, Eckington, THOMAS DURHAM.[12]

 

2          GODFREY HASLAM of Ridgeway, Eckington, sicklesmith, was baptised on 21 January 1713/14 at Eckington[13] and buried on 1 February 1785 at Eckington.[14] He married ca 6 August 1738, PHEBE BIRD,[15] 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:

i               MARY HASLAM, bap 10 Sep 1740, Eckington,[16] buried on 7 Oct 1810, Eckington;[17] m 26 Dec 1760, Eckington, JOHN CROFTS[18] (see here).

ii             JOHN HASLAM, bap 2 Dec 1742, Eckington,[19] bur 19 Mar 1765, Eckington.[20]

iii            GODFREY HASLAM of Eckington, sicklesmith, bap 15 Mar 1744/45, Eckington,[21] bur 14 May 1790, Eckington;[22] m 17 Apr 1766, Eckington, CHRISTIAN FRICKNALL.[23]

iv            REBECCA HASLAM, bap 29 Jun 1747, Eckington.[24]

v              THOMAS HASLAM, bap 9 Jun 1750, Eckington.[25]

vi            PHEBE HASLAM, bap 6 Nov 1752, Eckington,[26] bur 29 Jul 1774, Eckington.[27]

vii           SAMUEL HASLAM, bap 30 Jun 1755, Eckington,[28] bur 13 Apr 1756, Eckington.[29]

viii          HANNAH HASLAM, bap 9 Feb 1758, Eckington,[30] bur 24 May 1772, Eckington.[31]

ix            JOSEPH HASLAM, bap 28 Mar 1762, Eckington,[32] bur 3 Dec 1837, Eckington;[33] m 5 Apr 1790, Sheffield, ANN WORSLEY.[34]

 



[1] 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).

[2] Eckington parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[3] 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”.

[4] Eckington parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[5] Eckington parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[6] Eckington parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[7] Eckington parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[8] Eckington parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com). He may be the John Haslam who married Mary White at Eckington on 29 Apr 1746.

[9] Eckington parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[10] Killamarsh parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[11] Eckington parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[12] Eckington parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[13] Eckington parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[14] Eckington parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[15] 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.

[16] Eckington parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[17] Eckington parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[18] 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.

[19] Eckington parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[20] Eckington parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[21] Eckington parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[22] Eckington parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[23] Eckington parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[24] Eckington parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com). A Rebecca Haslam married James Vennable on 29 Sep 1794 at Chesterfield.

[25] 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.

[26] Eckington parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[27] 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.

[28] Eckington parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[29] Eckington parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[30] Eckington parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[31] Eckington parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[32] Eckington parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[33] Eckington parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[34] Sheffield parish registers (online at www.findmypast.co.uk). They had children baptised at Eckington.