HESLEDEN OF HEATON

 

In view of the recurrence of names, it seems very likely that the Hesledens of Heaton were related to Hesledens recorded in the parish registers of Halifax. For example, a Timothy, son of Michael Hasleden, was baptised at Halifax in 1646, and Michael Hesleden of Heaton also had a son called Timothy, baptised in 1701. However, the exact connection is not yet clear.

 

The registers of Bradford show the marriage of John Hezledin and Sarah Deine on 22 July 1669. These could be the parents of the Michael Hesleden who married Mary Spencer in 1696. On 21 June 1674, Michael son of John “Castleden” of Allerton was baptised at Bradford. There does not seem to have been a relevant Castleden family in the area and it is possible the surname should be the somewhat similar Hesleden or Hezleden. John, son of John Hezleden of Allerton, was baptised in 1672, so the father’s residence would match in this hypothesis.

 

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HESLEDEN

 

1          MICHAEL HESLEDEN of Heaton, Yorkshire, clothier, was buried on 11 August 1735 at Bradford.[1] He married on 30 August 1696 at Haworth, MARY SPENCER,[2] who was buried on 27 January 1722/23 at Bradford.[3]

 

                Children of Michael and Mary (Spencer) Hesleden:

                                i               GRANDZEES HESLEDEN, bap 17 Oct 1697, Bradford.[4]

                                ii              SARAH HESLEDEN, bap 5 Mar 1698/99, Bradford;[5] m 2 May 1725, Bradford, JOHN IZZOT.[6]

                                iii             TIMOTHY HESLEDEN, bap 1 Jun 1701, Bradford, bur 31 Mar 1725, Bradford.[7]

                2              iv             JEREMY HESLEDEN (bap 1702); m GRACE NEWEL.

                                v              EDWARD HESLEDEN, bap 12 Nov 1704, Bradford.[8]

                                vi                          HESLEDEN, bur 28 Jun 1711, Bradford.[9]

 

2          JEREMY HESLEDEN of Heaton, carpenter, was baptised on 21 December 1702 at Bradford.[10] He married on 25 June 1721 at Bradford, GRACE NEWEL,[11] daughter of William Newel (see here). Grace was baptised on 8 September 1700 at Bradford.

 

                Children of Jeremy and Grace (Newel) Hesleden:

                                i               JEREMY HESLEDEN, bap May 1722, Bradford.[12]

                                ii              MARY HESLEDEN, bap 27 Oct 1723, Bradford; m 2 Feb 1745/46, Bradford, DANIEL HELLIWELL.[13]

                                iii             MARTHA HESLEDEN, bap 11 Apr 1725, Bradford.[14]

                                iv             SUSANNA HESLEDEN, bap 7 May 1727, Bradford, bur 15 Sep 1728, Bradford.[15]

                                v              JOHN HESLEDEN, bap 25 May 1729, Bradford.[16]

                                vi             JAMES HESLEDEN, bap 12 Nov 1732, Bradford.[17]

                                vii            SUSANNA HESLEDEN, bap 29 Sep 1734, Bradford; m 20 Nov 1754, Bradford, ABRAHAM CRABTREE.[18]

                                viii           PATIENCE HESLEDEN, bap 5 Sep 1736, Bradford,[19] d 3 Aug 1799, bur 5 Aug 1799, Spofforth;[20] m 30 Jul 1759, Bradford, GEORGE LAWRENCE[21] (see here).

                                ix             EDWARD HESLEDEN, bap 21 Jan 1738/39, Bradford.[22]

                                x              MICHAEL HESLEDEN, labourer, bap 20 Jul 1743, Bradford; m 21 Oct 1764, Bradford, GRACE WOOD.[23]



[1] Bradford parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com). The registers record the burial of another Michael Hesleden of Heaton on 14 Apr 1719 but he is described as “a Young Man” which does not seem a likely description for the Michael who had had children baptised over twenty years previously.

[2] Haworth bishops’ transcripts (online at www.findmypast.co.uk).

[3] Bradford parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com). Michael may have married again after Mary’s death as Sarah, wife of Michael Hesleden of Heaton, was buried at Bradford on 27 Apr 1734. However, the Michael Hesleden of Heaton who had a daughter Frances baptised at Bradford in 1731 may be a different man from the one who married Mary Spencer.

[4] Bradford parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com). The spelling Grandzees for the name of this daughter of Michael Hesleden seems clear in her baptism entry in both the parish registers and bishops’ transcripts, but it does not seem to occur elsewhere. There is a possibility that it is a mistake for Frances as a Thomas Stead and Frances Hesleden were married at Bradford in 1725.

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

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

[7] Bradford parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com). The burial entry describes Timothy as “a Young Man from Heaton”. There was also a Timothy Hesledine of Heaton buried at Bradford on 18 Mar 1778.

[8] Bradford parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[9] Bradford parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com): “An infant of Mich: Hesleden of Heaton”.

[10] Bradford parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com). He may have been the Jeremy Hesledine of Heaton buried at Bradford on 12 May 1771, though that may have been his son of the same name.

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

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

[13] Bradford bishops’ transcripts (online at www.findmypast.co.uk); Bradford parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

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

[15] Bradford parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

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

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

[18] Bradford parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

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

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

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

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

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