Updated 22 Sep 2006

WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900

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Stuart Flint writes:
The following is information you asked for re George Lovegrove (Longcliffe Limestone Company..his partner Alfred Shaw son of John Shaw whose family as co owners with Peter Bowne..and William Goodwin of Bowne & Shaw Middle Peak Quarry.. Peter Bowne originally General Manager at Butterley Quarry Crich & William Goodwin son of Francis Green Goodwin of Wigwell Grange William Green Goodwin a silent partner/financier bought out by 1901)

George Lovegrove born at Hognaston 1860 occupation Saddler / Harness Maker / Quarry Owner

The 1904 Railway Clearing House handbook quotes Shaw and Lovegrove as Longcliffe Limestone Company..at Hoe Grange Quarry..The quarry is situated close by Hoe Grange farm of today owned by Mr and Mrs Brown who also have holiday chalets on site.(modern log chalets which look superb) .Mr Brown via a telephone conversation with myself confirmed that the quarry previously adjoined his land where a sidings from the quarry joined the C& HPR line at Longcliffe Station..The 1906 Quarries list gives Shaw and Lovegrove's Registered Office as 7 Coldwell Street where George lived..George Lovegrove married Annie Shaw sister to Alfred who was originally a self employed Joiner ...

The listings below are seperate to the above information

The Shaws are of my / my wifes family and I give the following pedigree of our lineage some taken from Ince peds with additional more recent information.

Jethro Shaw of Oakerside Wensley was my 7XGrandfather (S G Flint) married Silence Godbehere widow of George Godbehere nee Annable of Cromford.. Annables were also my kin via other Grand fore bares. re Coates of Cromford / Killers of my line and Godbeheres my wife's direct kin..


Jethro of Oakerside Wensley farmer married Ruth Clark-Robinson of Winster they my 6XGrandparents Jethro's sister Hannah Shaw married Robert Frost of Bolehill son of my 6XGrandfather Robert Frost who married Mary Doxey of Middleton

Children of of Jethro and Ruth Shaw..(among whom are other relations of my wife and myself)

1.Jethro Shaw of Oakerside Farmer married Sarah Wall daughter of Anthony Wall of Hackney Lane Matlock.. Walls of this family married into my family numerous times
2.Elizabeth Shaw married John Holmes of Darley Dale
3.Silence Shaw married John Bond of Oakerside Wensley
4.Hannah Shaw married John Oates 1st husband and George Ward 2nd husband.. George and Hannah's daughter married into my Scottherne family of Matlock / Wirksworth
5.James Shaw of Bolehill Yeoman born 1751 married Hannah Roper dau of Joshua Roper of Bolehill Ropers also of my kin James and Hannah's daughter Silence married Samuel Butler born 1777 who was my wifes direct kin via her Evans / Godbehere / Slack family. James and Hannah's other daughter Anne married Mr Stephen Glover Printer/Publisher of Derby Stephen Glover is well known for his genealogical books and for The Derbyshire Gazateer
6.Anne Shaw born 1750 married Isaac Hoades of Longway Bank Wirksworth they my 5XGrandparents on my mother's Wheatcroft, Annable, Webster, Heapey, Wigley, Hall, Shaw, Land, Sheldon, Cauldwell and Walker family.. Isaacs family were often Land / Mining Agents to Green- Goodwins of Wigwell Grange..
7.Mary married Daniel Prime of Birchover
8.Jame married John Fletcher of Wensley
9.George Shaw of Cross Green Wensley married Alice Marsden of Cross Green cousin of the Marsdens who owned Marsden's Ironmongers of Wirksworth also my allied kin via Walker's

Children of James and Hannah Shaw

1.John Shaw of Wirksworth Malster/Innkeeper born 1780 married Dorothy Alsop daughter of Dennis Alsop of Lea Bridge Farmer..Dennis's other daughter Anne Alsop married Joshua Street my wifes 6XUncle his brother Benjamin Street Agent to John Smith who owned Baileycroft originally the site of a Lead Mine and Sough, where George Colledge of my kin opened up a Quarry 1870s ..Benjamin Streets mother was Elizabeth Pearson who married Joshua Street ..Elizabeths father was Benjamin Pearson Manager to Sir Richard Arkwright and Agent to The Dovegange and Cromford Moor Mines the sough along with Bonsall Brook of which fed Arkwrights water wheels at Mill Lane Mill Cromford..Joseph Flint my 4XUncle followed Benjamin Pearson as Agent at The Dovegange his son Joseph marrying Rachel Street dau of Benjamin Street
2.Silence Shaw married Samuel Butler whose heir was Frank Holmes Butler my wifes Grt Uncle 1/2 brother to her Grandfather Herbert Evans of Middleton
3.Anne married Stephen Glover as per above information
4.Mary Shaw married her cousin Jethro Shaw of Macclesfield he son of Jethro and Sarah nee Wall
5.Thomas Shaw of Wirksworth Shoemaker and Saddler/Harness Maker married Francis daughter of Thomas Fowke of Hob Hall Farm Wirksworth..(from my window as I sit typing this, I can see Hob Hall Farm)

Children of John and Dorothy Shaw nee Alsop

1.Hannah married Mr. Joseph George Edmans Excise officer
2.William born 1816
3.James obt
4.James obt
5.Anne born 1819 married Thomas Millington Hughes Chandler of Wirksworth 1839
6.John Shaw born June 24th 1821 married Hannah Wilde 1849 daughter of John Wilde Lime Burner at Middle Peak an area once covered with lead mines, but by the mid 1800s where quarries began to be opened up along with Lime Kilns amd Lime Works..John Wildes son John became a partner with John Shaw when they began quarrying at Colehills and then at Middle Peak followed by sons of John Shaw

Children of John and Hannah Shaw

1.Thomas Shaw born 1853 married Mary he a farmer at Lane End Farm Alderwasley once owned by my Hoades family of Longway Bank
2.Frank Shaw born 1861 Stone Merchant married Fanny Baggeley (Baggeleys came from Staffordshire as Bakers/Landlords of Inns to Wirksworth (The Green man West End) ..Baggeleys followed on after Macbeths of my allied kin as Bakers at St Mary's Gate Wirksworth... Baggeley's were followed by Halls of my kin ( Luke Hall from Bolehill) then followed by Adam Killer deceased of my kin.he having been trained as a baker by Halls. Adams wife Private who lives today near the Bakery also my allied family via Hall / Flint / Webster marriages...Killer's Bakery still a working Bakery today owned by a member of my wifes distant family...(Taylor/Slack)
3.John Wilde Shaw born 1851
4/5 George Shaw born 1855 twin to Frederick Shaw born 1855 who married Hannah Greatorex 1st wife 1879 Catherine Upton 2nd wife 1882
6.Alfred Shaw born 1857 married Sarah Leeson of Cowley Yorkshire Joiner / Stone Merchant
7.Martha Hannah Caroline Shaw born 1862 married Frank Luke Slack Stone Merchant son of Edward Slack Butcher / Farmer
8.William Shaw married Anne Cooper adopted by Thomas and Anne Baggley on her father an Inn Landlord demise Thomas and Anne's daughter Fanny Baggeley married Frank Shaw..

I have much more info on Shaws and Hoades Butlers but to involved for e mailings

Regards Stuart G Flint

Wagon for Longcliffe Quarries

An interesting photo of a brand new Private Owner wagon built by Hall Lewis & Co Ltd of Cardiff, for George Lovegrove & Co, suppliers of limestone & tarred limestone macadam for roadmaking. The wagon is number 215, a five plank Railway Clearing House 12 ton 5 plank 1923 standard design on a steel underframe. It carries the name of Longcliffe, which was the name of the company's quarry adjacent to the famous LNWR Cromford & High Peak Railway, and also Wirksworth, the station at the end of the former Midland Railway Wirksworth branch.

Hoe Grange Quarry, belonging to George Lovegrove, (Longcliffe Limestone Co), lies 16 chains (0.3 kms) North-West of Longcliffe village (itself 1 mile North of Brassington). Here lay a short sidings North of the main Cromford and High Peak Line. It is thought the sidings were removed in 1942.

Longcliffe village lies right on the North Western edge of the Wirksworth Area, and is part of Brassington Parish.

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