This family tree covers all the descendants of William Hulley who was born c1555 in Dukinfield, Cheshire although all his children were baptised, and he and his widow were buried, in St Michael's church Ashton under Lyne. This is just across the River Tame from Dukinfield. There is unlikely to be a direct relationship between the Hulley families of Dukinfield and those of Rainow and Macclesfield, Cheshire, because a DNA project has proved that they belong to different family groupings.
This tree covers many Hulley descendants, including George (born 1774) and Hannah Hulley and their 8 children who emigrated to the New World in 1832; their tree is the USA01 tree in the America Family Trees. It also shows my own direct ancestors who left the Ashton under Lyne area in 1801 and moved to Radcliffe near Manchester in 1850 via Outwood and Unsworth. There are other Hulley generations in the Ashton under Lyne district of Lancashire and the Saddleworth district of Yorkshire who are shown on other trees on this web site. Others will appear on newly compiled trees in the future.
A check of the recently published additions on the Ancestry website for the West Riding of Yorkshire Births, Marriages and Deaths 1512-1935 has revealed 13 events linked to this Family Tree. They include 7 baptisms - Joseph Lees, Maria and Lees children of James & Anna Hulley 1880; James son of James & Hannah Hully 1883; Lawrence Shaw son of John William & Sarah Ellen Hulley 1890; Edith Alice Hulley (No details shown) 1898; Marjorie dau of Fred & Clara Jane Hulley 1907. The 4 marriages are : Fred Hulley and Clara Jane Lockwood 1898; Albert Grieve and Mary Hulley 1900 (not shown on FT) ; Lees Hulley and Ada Wright 1908; Joseph Lees Hulley and Clarissa Hird 1919. There are 4 burials shown - Charlotte Maud Hulley 28 at Golcar in 1922; Robert Hulley 68 at Marsden in 1940; John W. Hulley 76 at Golcar in 1945; and Eleanor Hulley 84 at Marsden in 1959. Full details are shown in the Notes of each person.
I have re-read an account of the trial of Henry Hunt, the well-known 19th century radical orator, who was found guilty of incitement at the Peterloo Massacre in Manchester on the 16th August 1819. This mentions a John Hully as one of the defence witnesses and previously I had difficulty in allocating him to a Family Tree. Careful analysis of his statements at the trial shows that he was married, came from Mossley, was a clothier and was the son of a Nancy Prestwick (sic).
This last disclosure was a mystery - how could he be called Hully yet his mother was a Prestwick? A check of Lancs01 FT gave the answer - he was an illegitimate son born 1779 of Nancy Hulley who married Joshuah Prestwich in 1781. His entry on this FT was wrong and I have amended it accordingly. I have also added The Times of 24 March 1820 account of his deposition.
Rita Vaughan has sent another newspaper article dated 11 December 1915 about Elkanah Hulley born Dec qtr 1891 and pubished in the Ashton-under-Lyne Reporter. It covers his World War 1 exploits in the Dardenelles serving in the 1/19th Manchester Regiment. He was invalided home with enteric fever and died on 5 Jul 1917 in Ashton under Lyne.
His Army number - 2149 - is also shown in the Medal Roll at WO 372 attributed to Private Ernest Hulley, and his brother Samuel's entry also has the same number - some mistake, surely!
Rita had noticed that some of the Manchester Regt records are not 100% correct - there are more than a few errors around such as being shown as Ernest rather than Elkanah. What is true is that both Samuel and Elkanah served in the Ashton Territorials, and both were discharged
All details are shown in the Notes for each person.
Patricia Berry has sent details of James Hulley Hague (1865-1871) a son of Elizabeth Wood (aka Hulley) daughter of Hannah Wood who married George Hulley in 1839, and James Hague.
The Admissions and Burial registers for Bury Union Workhouse has uncovered some very interesting entries, 5 of which refer to individuals on this FT. These are Betty Hulley nee Ogden 1820-1889, wife of William Hulley 1803-1877 (2 entries; John Hulley 1828-1903 husband of Alice Fletcher nee Booth; David Hully 1841-1900 son of Mary Hulley of Unsworth; and James Hulley 1844-1913 son of the same Mary Hulley of Unsworth.
Alfred Bradshaw Hulley, was originally shown as a son of Silvester and Dorcas Ann Hulley, but the Admission register shows his birth in 1877 and mother as Harriet Hully (no father named). Further research has tracked her down to be a member of Yorks06 Family Tree. He has therefore been removed from this FT.
Janet Lyon has discovered another child of John Hulley born 1828 and his wife Alice (Fletcher nee Booth). Gilbert Hully was born in the December quarter 1864 and died in the June quarter 1865.
I have found 2 references to the above John Hulley in the Bury Times. In September 1863 he was accused of using threatening language to his wife Alice and was bound over to keep the peace. In August 1865 he was summoned by Alice for 'ill-using' her. He was found guilty and sentenced to 4 months hard labour and bound over to keep the peace for 4 months. Full details are shown in their Notes.
Rita Vaughan has discovered the location of Milton Hulley (b. 1886) in 1911. He was an inpatient at Prestwich Asylum and had been indexed as Hullery. He went on to serve in World War 1 and was killed in 1918.
A check of online 19th century newspapers has produced several news items connected to persons on this FT. They are: Robert Hulley b.1794; Benjamin Hulley b.1803; Joshua Williamson Hulley b.1840; Robert Hulley b.1850; John William Hulley b.1868; and Florence Hulley b.1869.
I have completed a review of the earliest persons shown on this and the Lancs03 Family Tree and have concluded that they can be amalgamated.
The lead person on this tree William Hulley who died in 1602/03 has only his burial entry in the registers of St Michael's, but between the years 1595 and 1620 the registers recorded the events of two families - Hulley and Howley/Hooley, the latter coming from Dokinfield. These are shown on Lancs02 Family Tree.
All persons with the Hulley surname appear to be from the same family - possibly living at Ashton under Lyne - so they have been included here until further evidence is found to confirm their relationships. They include all the persons previously shown on Lancs03 Family Tree.
As well as these 11 persons, I have added a further 37 persons as a result of spouses now being shown on FreeBMD marriage entries.
I am most grateful to Ray Mills of Australia for supplying further details of the descendants of John Hulley who was born in Dukinfield in 1844. This adds another 13 persons to this tree, some of whose ancestors emigrated to Canada then to the USA.
Further research of FreeBMD records of the previously unknown spouses has uncovered the following surnames:
Beggs - Belger - Clough - Coulter - Crossland - Donald - England - Ferguson - Hall - Hoyle - Shaw - Sheard - Shufflebottom - Snape - Stringer - Sumcock - Thomas - Wallwork - Worth. There are a further 4 entries where the entry shows more than one possible candidate, so both are shown pending further research or a sight of the marriage certificate. If you are able to assist, please contact me.
An additional 74 names have been added to this FT, mainly spouses and their families as shown in the census after their marriage. This brings the total persons on this FT to over 1,000. There are 12 additional Hulley/Hullys shown, as well as the following surnames:
Ashton - Asquith - Bromley - Chappell - Cockayna - Dean - Faulkner - Hirst - Holt - Houlbrook - Hurst - Hyslop - Kenworthy - Kershaw - Kirshaw - Lockwood - Nettleship - Newton - Newsham - Noble - Pass - Shaw - Sumner - Tetlow - Thomson - Williams - Wolfenden.
Deloris has continued to research the US part of this family and her results may be found on FT USA01 and USA02.
Several entries have been amended as a result of finding information on the OPC (online Parish Clerks) website and information received from Deloris who has provided many useful additions and alterations.
Further additions have been made to this tree as a result several marriages of Hulleys being shown on the LancsBMD and ChesBMD websites. This gives the church, Registry Office or Registrar attended details together with the name of the spouse.
Thanks to the work of Deloris, I have added Jane Hulley baptised 5 July 1685 daughter of Robert Hulley of Moss de Leigh, to this tree.
I would like to extend a warm welcome to Jan Herbert of Killcare, on the east coat of Australia. Jan is related to the Hulley family of Radcliffe through Eleanor Hulley born 1859, who married Henry Partington. After Henry had died in 1909, Eleanor and son Frederick emigrated to Australia where she died in 1963. Frederick married a former Radcliffe girl Eveline Kirkman who had also emigrated and they had 2 sons and 4 daughters, one of whom (Ethel) Mary married Clive M. Dent who in turn had 2 daughters Janette and Lynette. Jan married Dr. Richard D. Herbert and they currently live in Killcare. Jan has provided details of the link from Eleanor Hulley to herself and Richard, which are now shown on this tree.
I have discovered further details about several members of this tree as follows:
The 1891 census entry for Silvester Hulley (born 1855) - at Manchester Road Walkden; His date of death - Mar quarter 1927; His wife Elizabeth's (nee Openshaw) date of death - Mar quarter 1926; Emily Hulley's (nee Groves) date of death - Dec quarter 1924; Emily and her parents John and Alice Groves in the 1851 census - living at Back o' th' Barn, Potter's Row, Radcliffe Hall. (This was probably near the Tithe barn which is still there!); Patience Hulley's (nee Lever) date of death - Dec quarter 1942.
I have searched without success for the 1891 census entry for Sarah Ellen Hulley born 1879, daughter of Silvester and his first wife Dorcas. She may have been in an institution at this time because she re-appears with her family in 1901 but is then described as an imbecile. I have also searched for her death entry up to 1945 again without success. Could she have been cured and married after 1901?
Welcome to another researcher Cynthia Morton who is a descendant of Samuel Hulley born 1868. Cynthia has provided some details of Samuel's family which are now on the family tree.