Lancs09 - Descendants of Charles Hooley who was born at Marple, Cheshire circa 1695
Ths is a recently researched FT whose members are descended from a Charles Hooley who lived in Marple, Cheshire. Charles and his wife Margaret had 4 children between 1720 and 1726, and this FT are the descendants of his son Thomas. Most of them settled in East Manchester ie Audenshaw, Droylsden, Gorton, Newton Heath and Reddish. Some men worked in the local hat trade but one of them branched out as a coach painter in central Manchester. The business eventually moved to Salford, where several family members worked in the trade as coach painters and makers. The late 19th century saw a mixture of trades and ocupations including bread bakers, carters, printers, as well as the cotton industry employment of the women. A branch finished up in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire in the plumbing trade, and two brothers married Yorkshire girls, moved to the East Riding and worked in Hull Docks. There are over 350 members of this FT.
Two members (twins) of this FT were born with the surname Turner in 1840 and listed as such in the 1841 census, but the 1851 census list them as Hulley (with different birth dates). Consequently it is doubtful that they and their descendants are full blood Hulleys and this is shown in their Notes. See Samuel Turner aka William Hooley and George Turner aka Hooley.
Further research into the descendants of Joseph Hooley 1806-1883, a master coach painter/builder has located a branch in Clitheroe, Lancashire. Joseph's great grandson Joseph Hooley 1858-1902, also a coach painter, moved to there in 1881 immediately after his marriage to Mary Ann Butler. His descendants have been traced up to 1995 but are not shown if they are alive after 1918.
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