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I recently purchased a family bible printed in 1728 which warranted further research as it contained a family tree.

There were four families mentioned in the family tree and they were linked by marriage and one particular location (Sheffield's Cathedral, St Peter and St Paul's).

The families mentioned are Higginbotham, Lowe, Vessey and Waller.  I would like to return the bible back to any surviving members of the family with a genuine interest in history.

 

 

 

I have tried to expand the family tree and have come up with the following which will inevitably contain many inaccuracies and omissions.

Any help in getting things straight would be appreciated. 

 

Name

 

DOB

 

DOD

 

Info/Source (Find My Past)

 

Ruth Lowe (wife)

02/11/1751

04/01/1842

Ruth Higginbotham (baptised 26/12/1751 Chesterfield, father Isaac, mother not named) married Robert Lowe (1755-1829) on 15th November, 1778, at Chesterfield, Derby.

 

 

According to the 1841 Census, Ruth and Robert had four children still living with them:

 

 

Sarah (1779-)

Isaac (1780-)

Elias (1781-)

Ann (1783-) 

 

 

The omitted child George, born 1792, was possibly married and not living in the family home at the time of the census. 

 

 

Ruth was buried 07/02/1842 St James, Sheffield.

 

 

Ruth had a brother George, born 1760

 

 

Ruth’s grandfather was possibly Samuel Higginbothom, who married Ann Leah 03/03/1722 in Cheedle.

 

Her great Grandfather may have been Guilielmus Hegginbothom, possibly born 03/12/1702 and baptised 02/09/1712 at Mellor.

 

Guiliemus’ parents are listed as Johannes (died 1721 and buried 08/09/1721) and Mariae (possibly died 1745 and buried 18/12/1745), at Mellor.

 

It is possible that Guiliemus was born almost immediately after sister Jana, who was born early 1702 and baptised on 28/03/1702 at Mellor

 

It appears as if Johannes (Guiliemus’ father) also had a sister or very close relative, Jana, was married to Johannes Ward 10/02/1701 at Mellor.

 

The name ‘Hegginbotham’ and variants is believed to originate in a very specific area in east Cheshire near Marple.  It was recorded in 1563 as ‘Hyggynbothom’ in Prestbury, Cheshire.

 

Robert Lowe (husband)

10/05/1755

--/--/1829

 

 

 

 

--/01/1806

Robert was buried on  01/07/1829 at St James, Sheffield

 

 

Confusingly, there are two conflicting documents recording a burial for a Robert Lowe 07/01/1806, also at St James, Sheffield.  Isaac Lowe was recorded as the next of Kin but on one document is recorded as ‘Father’ and on the other as ‘Son’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Lowe

Possibly

--/--/1779

--/--/----

Parents Robert and Ruth Lowe

 

 

Possibly married Samuel Howe on 16/01/1825 at St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield

 

 

Samuel was baptised 02/01/1785 at Sheffield, parents Edward and Mary Howe. 

 

 

Samuel was living singly at lodgings in Rockingham Lane, Sheffield, in the 1841 Census.

 

 

No further information available

 

 

Elias Lowe

07/09/1779

Possibly

--/01/1864

Parents Robert and Ruth Lowe

 

 

Baptised 26/09/1879 Chesterfield

 

 

Married to Olivia Smilter on 08/12/1806 Sheffield PC

 

 

Olivia (merchant clerk) died in childbirth 18/04/1810 and was buried 19/04/1810 at St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield

 

 

Elias remarried to Sarah Dunn, age 30, on 18/08/1814 at Sheffield PC

 

 

They had one child, Harriet, born 1816 and Elias mother, Ruth, was living with them (1841 Census) at Bank Street, Sheffield.

 

 

Elias is recorded as a leather dealer by trade.

 

 

Buried 24/01/1864 at Handsworth, Yorks.

 

 

Isaac Lowe

14/10/1780

Possibly

--/04/1851

Parents Robert and Ruth Lowe

 

 

Baptised 05/11/1780 Chesterfield

 

 

Married to Anne Middleton on 13/03/1803 St Mary’s, Ecclesfield, Sheffield

 

 

Ann Lowe

22/03/1783

Possibly 11/04/1794

Parents Robert and Ruth Lowe

 

 

Baptised 16/03/1783 Sheffield

 

 

Buried St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield 11/04/1794

 

 

George Lowe

05/12/1792

Possibly

--/--/1865

Parents Robert and Ruth Lowe

 

 

Baptised  28/12/1792 St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield.

 

 

Possibly married to Mary Turner on 19/10/1816,

Sheffield (which may explain why he doesn’t appear on the 1841 Census at the family home)

 

 

Possibly buried 03/01/1861 St Mary’s Sheffield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elias Lowe

Possibly

--/--/1808

Possibly

--/01/1876

Parents Elias and Elizabeth Lowe

 

 

Married Elizabeth Raynes 04/04/1826 at St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield.

 

 

Daughter Elizabeth was born in 1842 and married in 26/08/1860 to a Frederick Broadley (born 1839, father named Richard Broadley*) at St Paul, Sheffield.   

 

 

Son in law Richard Broadly died in 1868 and was buried on 10/01/1868 at Worsbrough.  The 1861 Census has them living at 1 Pond Street, Sheffield and they have a daughter Ruth Ann born in 1861.

 

 

Elizabeth is described as a formerdress maker.

 

 

The 1871 Census has Elizabeth living in the Lowe parental home once more with grandchildren Richard Broadley(1863), Frederick Broadley(1864) and Sarah Broadley (1869)

 

 

Son Elias was born on 29/09/1843 and baptised on 28/09/1845 at St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield

 

 

Daughter Olivia was born 29/06/1849 and was baptised 12/08/1849 at St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield

 

 

Son Albert was born 1857

 

 

There is a possibility of another grandson Elias, born --/--/1864 and died --/--/1866.  He was buried  29/04/1866 at Burngreave Cemetery, Sheffield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Broadley*

16/12/1815

 

 

Parents Samuel and Anne Broadley

 

 

Baptised 14/01/1816 at St Peter an St Paul, Sheffield

 

 

Widowed parent to son Richard Broadly who married Elias Lowe’s daughter Elizabeth on 28/06/1860

 

 

Anne likely dies in 1851 and was buried on 12/03/1851 at St Philips, Sheffield

 

 

1851 Census for 30 Dun Street, Sheffield

Richard Broadley, widower, born 1815, trade glass cutter.

 

 

Matilda Broadley, daughter, born 1837, house servant

 

 

Frederick Broadley, son, born 1839, errand boy

 

 

Richard Broadley, son, born 1843, scholar

 

 

Mary Broadley, daughter, born 1845, scholar

 

 

Isaac Broadley, son, born 1850, scholar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lionel Smilter Lowe

18/04/1810

 

 

Parents Elias and Olivia Lowe

 

 

Baptised 03/08/1810 at St Peter and St Paul Sheffield.

 

 

Lionel Smilter Lowe married Elizabeth Inkersell (born 1818 in Beighnton, Derby) on 08/10/1835.

 

 

They lived in Elizabeth’s mother’s house (Mary) but he himself was described as a ‘proprietor of houses’ by trade. 

 

 

According to the details available there is no mention of children

 

 

Olivia Lowe

04/03/1815

 

 

Parents Isaac and Ann Lowe

 

 

Born 04/03/1815 – probably named in honour of Elias’ wife.

 

 

Baptised 21/05/1815 St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Vessey (husband)

27/12/1777

--/07/1809

John married Ann Law on 17/07/1803 at St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield.

 

 

John was buried on 05/04/1809 – he was a cutler by trade

 

 

Ann Vessey (wife)

--/--/1777

 

 

Father’s name Thomas Law.

 

 

Ann was baptised on 04/05/1877 at St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Vessey

05/11/1804

 

 

Parents John and Ann Vessey.

 

 

Baptised 21/11/1804 at St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield

 

 

Elizabeth married James Wilkinson Gregory (born 05/03/1903) on 25/09/1826 at St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield.

 

 

His parents Rebecca and Joshua Gregory had James Wilkinson Gregory James born 05/03/1803 and baptised on 14/05/1803 at St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield.

 

 

Elizabeth and James apparently had a son, John Vessey Gregory born 12/06/1827, baptised 08/08/1827 at St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield.

 

 

John may have married Eliza Coates on 04/09/1836 at St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield

 

 

Eliza may have been born to parents George and Martha Coates on 09/03/1821 and baptised 11/04/1821 at St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield

 

 

Eliza and James had a child, Eliza, on 23/04/2827 and she was baptised on 13/06/1827 at St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield.

 

 

James’ wife Eliza may have died in 1855 and was buried on 04/11/1855 at Christ Church, Pitsmoor.

 

 

Henry Vessey

24/05/1807

01/09/1831

Parents John and Ann Vessey.

 

 

Henry (a leather dresser by trade) married Sarah Morton (b.1801) at St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield (19/06/1831) and they had four children according to the 1851 census:

 

 

John (1834)

Henry (1834)

Ann (1837)

Isabella (1839)

 

 

Both John and Henry were steel workers and both Ann and Isabella were in domestic service.

 

 

They were living in Neepsend Lane, Sheffield, at the time of the 1851 Census.

 

 

By 1871 Henry and Sarah were living alone West Street, Sheffield.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Waller

13/07/1770

06/11/1839

William Waller and Ann Vessey married on 19/12/1809

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ann Waller

16/05/1812

17/06/1877

possibly

Parents William and Ann Waller

 

 

Baptised St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield.

 

 

William Waller

10/02/1814

 

 

Parents William and Ann Waller

 

 

Ellen Lowe Waller

14/05/1822

--/04/1828

Parents William and Ann Waller

 

 

Baptised 19/06/1822 at St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield

 

 

Ellen was buried 09/04/1828 at St James, Sheffield

 

 

William was recorded on the burial records as a carpet weaver by trade.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henry Burgess Waller

--/--/1840

 

 

Burgess was the mother’s maiden name, Waller the father’s.

 

 

The birth was recorded in Madeley, Shropshire.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Highinbotam

 

 

(see other spelling variations)

 

-- /08/1760

Possibly  04/07/1836

Brother to Ruth Lowe (nee Higginbotham)

 

Baptised 27/12/1760 Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

 

Possibly married to Ann Newman (residence noted as St Verdust’s Foster Lane, London)  28/06/1779 in Sheffield

 

George’s brother, Isaac Higginbotham, was baptised 07/11/1756 Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

 

Gerorge’s father Samuel Higginbotham baptised 28/06/1724 Chesterfield, Derbyshire.

 

George buried in Chesterfield, Derbyshire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Geographic connections:

 

 

Lowe family and Vessey family – Sheffield, Yorkshire.   

 

Waller familyand Higginbotham family – Beighton, Rotherham, Derbyshire.

 

 

 

 

 

Social connections:

 

 

 

Higginbotham and Lowe families linked by marriage in 1751.

 

Waller and Vessey families linked by marriage 1809.

 

Waller, Lowe and Vessey families all attended St Peter and St Paul, Sheffield Cathedral.

 

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Good Afternoon,

I have recently joined the Sheffield History Site and was very interested to read your post about the Family Bible containing the names Higginbotham, Lowe, Vessey & Waller.

I realise it is over a year ago since you submitted your post, but I wondered if you still had the bible?  I would be very interested in learning more about it,  I have a connection to the family.   I very much look forward to hearing from you. 

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I still have the bible and would still like to pass it on to any surviving family members.

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Ian - I sent you a private message with Debbie's email adress so you can conatct her. 

Lyn 

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On 18/06/2021 at 14:42, Ian Walton said:

I still have the bible and would still like to pass it on to any surviving family members.

Hello Ian, I'm so pleased to hear that you still have the bible.  Would you please get in touch - I see Lyn has kindly forwarded my email address to you, so we can discuss further.  Many thanks, I look forward to hearing from you. 

Debbie

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On 19/06/2021 at 15:00, Lyn 1 said:

Ian - I sent you a private message with Debbie's email adress so you can conatct her. 

Lyn 

Hi Lyn,  thanks for forwarding my email address to Ian re the family bible that I'm interested in.  I haven't received any communication from him though - would this be due to the fact that I'm new to the site?  Perhaps I can't receive personal messages yet, there is nothing in my private email either.  I'm really keen to make contact, is there anything else I can do?

Thanks

Debbie

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I don't know if you have to have 5 postings before you can make contact via messaging. Ian if you want to try leaving me a private message with your email address in it I can pass it on to Debbie. Or both of you keep posting until you have hit 5 obline messages then send a private message. Maybe admin can help with this query. 

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Thank you Lyn  Fingers crossed that Ian & I can make contact. 🙂

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7 minutes ago, Lyn 1 said:

I don't know if you have to have 5 postings before you can make contact via messaging. Ian if you want to try leaving me a private message with your email address in it I can pass it on to Debbie. Or both of you keep posting until you have hit 5 obline messages then send a private message. Maybe admin can help with this query. 

I've just reached 5 posting so tried to message Ian privately.  The threshold is 25 posts - I can see I'm going to be busy lol.

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