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WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900

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Photo 662


Coal Hills shrinks


Coal Hills is a place that has faded from the maps. It is clearly marked in 1880 (6 houses), same in 1899, smaller lettering in 1922, unmarked in 1969. The best OS ref I can get for it is SK 28683 55328 (using the excellent mapping system on www.geograph.org.uk/photo/350337) The line of 6 houses was between Greymare Mine, Coal Hills Quarry and the Cromford and High Peak Railway. Maybe it was overwhelmed by the Quarry? Coal Hills was first mentioned in 1258 as "Colhul" in Cameron. I imagine your Anthony Spencer is the chap on www.wirksworth.org.uk/C81-35.htm#W720a, his father lived next door and he was born in Coal Hills. Anthony senior is mentioned in the 1841 census, see http://www.wirksworth.org.uk/C41-08.htm#Md013d and in the Wirksworth Parish Registers as C 1819dec12 SPENCER Anthony=(son)James/Sarah(Middleton)[Miner],dob=1816sep15 Some photos near Coal Hills are on http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2861365 Hope this helps, John Palmer, Dorset, England Author of Wirksworth website www.wirksworth.org.uk

Coal Hills 1880
Coal Hills 1899
Coal Hills 1922
Coal Hills 1969

1841 Census for Cole Hills
---Cole Hills---[Wirksworth]------------
W563a     William        JOHNSON        40  m  Y  Ag Lab
W563b     Hannah         JOHNSON        48  f  Y
W563c     Barbara        JOHNSON        14  f  Y
W563d     Thomas         JOHNSON        12  m  Y
W563e     Charles        JOHNSON        10  m  Y
---Cole Hills---[Wirksworth]------------
W564a     James          BENNET         30  m  Y  Ag Lab
W564b     Mary           BENNET         20  f  Y
W564c     James          BENNET         3   m  Y
W564d     John           BENNET         1   m  Y
W564e     William        ATTENBOROUGH   40  m  Y  Ag Lab
---Cole Hills---[Wirksworth]---(p22, Wirksworth, district 4, HO 107/198/12)---
W565a     William        BENNET         47  m  Y  Ag Lab
W565b     Nabakak        BENNET         45  f  Y
W565c     William        BENNET         3m  m  Y
W565d     Elizabeth      GOODWIN        20  f  Y
W565e     Micah?         GOODWIN        4m  m  Y
1851 Census for Colehills
#120---Colehills---[Wirksworth]---(p29, Wirksworth district 6, Enumeration district 2e, HO 107/2145)
W733a     John           MELBOURN       Head      M  42  M   Labourer            Wirksworth
W733b     Hannah         MELBOURN       Wife      M  25  F                       Hotstandwell
W733c     William        MELBOURN       Son       U  17  M   Labourer            Wirksworth
W733d     Sarah          MELBOURN       Dau       U  14  F                       Wirksworth
W734a     Charles        KEELING        Head      M  42  M   Lab stone quarry    Osmaton
W734b     Hannah         KEELING        Wife      M  36  F                       Bonsall
W734c     Ann            KEELING        Dau       U  19  F   Cotton factory      Middleton
W734d     Harrietta?     KEELING        Dau       U  16  F   Cotton factory      Middleton
W734e     Mary           KEELING        Dau          11  F                       Middleton
W734f     Charlotte      KEELING        Dau          9   F   Scholar             Middleton
W734g     Charles        KEELING        Son          4   M   Scholar             Middleton
W734h     Lois           KEELING        Dau          1   F                       Middleton
W735a     William        KILLER         Head      M  24  M   Lab stone quarry    Middleton
W735b     Julia          KILLER         Wife      M  22  F                       Ireland IRL
W735c     Ady            KILLER         Dau          8m  F                       Bonsall
W735d     James          SHEERN         Lodger    U  18  U   Hawker              Ireland IRL
W735e     Margaret       GASNEY         Lodger    U  26  U   Hawker              Ireland IRL
W736a     William        BENNET         Head      M  56  M   Lab stone quarry    Buxton
W736b     Rebecca        BENNET         Wife      M  54  F                       Buxton
W736c     George         MACHIN         Nephew    U  13  M   Labourer            Manchester LAN
#124---Colehills---[Wirksworth]---(p30, Wirksworth district 6, Enumeration district 2e, HO 107/2145)
W737a     John           BRADSHAW       Head      M  49  M   Lab stone quarry    Matlock
W737b     Elizabeth      BRADSHAW       Wife      M  46  F                       Matlock
W737c     Henry          BRADSHAW       Son          10  M   Scholar             Matlock Bath
W737d     Charles        BRADSHAW       Son          4   M                       Matlock Bath
W737e     Francis        BRADSHAW       Son          4   M                       Matlock Bath
1861 Census for Colehills
W740a    Peter        WYNN         Head    M 61  M  Ag lab                Kelronan IRL
W740b    Mary         WYNN         Wife    M 54  F                        Kelronan IRL
W740c    Ann          WYNN         Dau     U 22  F  Washerwoman           Kelronan IRL
W740d    Margaret     GAFFNEY      Sist iL U 50  F  Washerwoman           Kelronan IRL
#121------[Wirksworth]---(Page 23,ED 5, RSD "Wirksworth",RG9/2517)---
W741a    Thomas       OLIVER       Head    M 53  M  Lead miner            Bonsall
W741b    Eliza        OLIVER       Wife    M 50  F                        Bonsall
W741c    William      OLIVER       Son     U 27  M                        Middleton
W741d    Esther       OLIVER       Dau     U 21  F  Paper Mill worker     Pinxton
W741e    Eliza        OLIVER       Dau       9   F                        Wirksworth
W741f    Elizabeth    CHATWIN      Boarder U 21  F  Cotton factry worker  Ingoldsby LIN
W742a    Joseph       MARSON       Head    M 25  M  Stone quarrier        Bolehill
W742b    Elizabeth    MARSON       Wife    M 25  F  Tape factory worker   Wirksworth
W743a    Thomas       BULLOCK      Head    M 34  M  Waggon builder        Alderwasley
W743b    Sarah        BULLOCK      Wife    M 31  F  Spinster              Wirksworth         [ie spinner]
W743c    Samuel       BULLOCK      Son       9   M  Scholar               Middleton
W743d    John         BULLOCK      Son       7   M  Scholar               Middleton
W743e    Sarah A      BULLOCK      Dau       2   F  Scholar               Wirksworth
W743f    John         SIMS         Boarder U 21  M  Stone quarrier        Bolehill
W744a    Thomas       BULLOCK      Head    M 60  M  Waggon builder        Shottle            Senior
W744b    Elizabeth    BULLOCK      Wife    M 55  F                        Crich Carr
W744c    Harriett     BULLOCK      Dau     U 24  F  Wool spinster         Cromford
W744d    Mary Ann     BULLOCK      Dau     U 22  F  Wool spinster         Cromford
W744e    Elizabeth    BULLOCK      Dau     U 19  F  Wool spinster         Cromford
1871 Census for Coal Hills
W757a     Job          THOMPSON     Head    M 42  M  Quarry man            Wirksworth
W757b     Eliza        THOMPSON     Wife    M 42  F                        Wirksworth
W757c     Mary Ann     THOMPSON     Dau     U 19  F  Mill hand             Wirksworth
W757d     Elizabeth    THOMPSON     Dau       11  F                        Wirksworth
W757e     William      THOMPSON     Son       9   M  Scholar               Wirksworth
W757f     Eliza        THOMPSON     Dau       7   F  Scholar               Wirksworth
W757g     Clara        THOMPSON     Dau       5   F  Scholar               Wirksworth
W757h     Rosetta      THOMPSON     Dau       2   F                        Wirksworth
W758a     John         WINN         Head    M 40  M  Railway labourer      Roscommon IRL
W758b     Ellen        WINN         Wife    M 32  F                        Count Mine? IRL
W758c     Jane         WINN         Dau       4   F  Scholar               Wirksworth
W758d     Thomas       WELCH        Boarder U 26  M  Railway labourer      Plungar NTT
W758e     William      HILL         Boarder U 49  M  Railway labourer      Skegby NTT
W758f     Samuel       WIBLEY       Boarder U 41  M  Railway labourer      Calverton NTT
W758g     William      GETRICK      Boarder U 48  M  Railway labourer      Matlock
W759a     Anthony      SPENCER      Head    M 48  M  Lead miner            Matlock
W759b     Lydia H      SPENCER      Wife    M 54  F                        Bonsall               Harriett
W759c     William      SPENCER      Son     U 22  M  Lead ore dresser      Wirksworth
W759d     Enoch        SPENCER      Son     U 20  M  Quarryman             Wirksworth
W759e     Sarah Ann    SPENCER      Dau     U 18  F  Mill hand             Wirksworth
W759f     Anthony      SPENCER      Son     U 16  M  Labourer              Wirksworth
W759g     Henry        SPENCER      Son       14  M  Lead ore dresser      Wirksworth
W759h     Thomas       SPENCER      Son       12  M  Lead ore dresser      Wirksworth
#135---Coalhills---[Wirksworth]---(page 24,ED 5, RSD "Wirksworth",RG10/3594)---
W760a     Patrick      GAFFREY      Head    M 48  M  Quarry man            Roscommon IRL
W760b     Bridget      GAFFREY      Wife    M 50  F                        Galway IRL
W760c     Andrew       GAFFREY      Son     U 16  M  Quarry man            Wirksworth
W761a     Peter        WINN         Head    M 72  M  Lab no occupation     Roscommon ROS
W761b     Mary         WINN         Wife    M 65  F                        Roscommon ROS
W761c     James        WINN         Son     U 34  M  Railway labourer      Roscommon ROS
W761d     Mary Ann     WINN         Gdau      7   F  Scholar               Wirksworth
W761e     James        MAY          Boarder   31  M  Railway labourer      Kilasher LOG
W762a     Joseph       MARSON       Head    M 36  M  Quarry man            Matlock
W762b     Betsy        MARSON       Wife    M 35  F                        Wirksworth
W762c     Thomas       MARSON       Son       9   M  Scholar               Wirksworth
W762d     Josiah       MARSON       Son       6   M  Scholar               Wirksworth
W762e     John         MARSON       Son       2   M                        Wirksworth
W762f     Richard      DIGGORY      Boarder U 37  M  Railway labourer      Shropshire SAL
1881 Census for Coal Hills
#125---Coal Hills---[Wirksworth]---(RG11-3419-5-p21)
W719a      Anthony       SPENCER      Head    M 61  M  Lead miner            Coalhills, Bonsall
W719b      Lydia H.      SPENCER      Wife    M 64  F                        Matlock
W719c      William       SPENCER      Son     U 32  M  Quarryman limestone   Bolehill
W719d      Thomas        SPENCER      Son     U 22  M  Quarryman limestone   Bolehill
#126---Coal Hills---[Wirksworth]---(RG11-3419-5-p21)
W720a      Anthony       SPENCER      Head    M 27  M  Quarryman limestone   Bolehill
W720b      Elizabeth     SPENCER      Wife    M 28  F                        Bonsall
W720c      Lydia H.      SPENCER      Dau       3   F                        Coalhills, Wirksw
W720d      Sarah         SPENCER      Dau       2   F                        Coalhills, Wirksw
#127---Coal Hills---[Wirksworth]---(RG11-3419-5-p22)
W721a      Henry         SPENCER      Head    M 24  M  Quarryman limestone   Wirksworth
W721b      Emma          SPENCER      Wife    M 27  F                        Clay Cross
W721c      Elizabeth     SPENCER      Dau       5   F  Scholar               Cromford
W721d      Henry         SPENCER      Son       3   M                        Coalhills, Wirksw
W721e      William       SPENCER      Son       1   M                        Coalhills, Wirksw
#128---Coal Hills---[Wirksworth]---(RG11-3419-5-p22)
W722a      William       SHELDON      Head    M 36  M  Quarryman limestone   Bonsall
W722b      Elizabeth     SHELDON      Wife    M 34  F                        Middleton
W722c      Tom           SHELDON      Son     U 16  M  Quarryman limestone   Bonsall
W722d      William       SHELDON      Son       14  M  Quarryman limestone   Middleton
W722e      Dorothy       SHELDON      Dau       12  F  Scholar               Middleton
W722f      Sarah A.      SHELDON      Dau       9   F  Scholar               Middleton
W722g      Aaron G.      SHELDON      Son       7   M  Scholar               Middleton
W722h      Samuel        SHELDON      Son       5   M  Scholar               Middleton
W722i      Edward R.     SHELDON      Son       3   M                        Middleton
W722j      Mary E.       SHELDON      Dau       1   F  Scholar               Middleton
W722k      John          SHELDON      Boarder   4m  M                        Bonsall
#129---Coal Hills---[Wirksworth]---(RG11-3419-5-p22)
W723a      Samuel        WHEELDON     Head    M 28  M  Gardener              Cromford
W723b      Sarah         WHEELDON     Wife    M 22  F                        Wensley
W723c      Samuel        WHEELDON     Son       18m M                        Wirksworth
#130---Coal Hills---[Wirksworth]---(RG11-3419-5-p22)
W724a      Samuel        ELLIOTT      Head    M 36  M  Quarryman limestone   Cromford
W724b      Hannah        ELLIOTT      Wife    M 31  F                        Middleton
W724c      Samuel        ELLIOTT      Son       9   M  Scholar               Derby Lane
W724d      Mary J.       ELLIOTT      Dau       5   F  Scholar               Derby Lane
1891 Census for Coal Hills
#199---Coal Hills---(4 rooms)---[Wirksworth]---(page 29,ED 5, RSD "Wirksworth",RG12/2750)---
W775a      Henry         SPENCER      Head    M 34  M  Limestone quarryman   Wirksworth
W775b      Emma          SPENCER      Wife    M 37  F                        Clay Cross
W775c      Elizabeth     SPENCER      Dau     S 15  F  Cottonmillhnd reeler  Matlock
W775d      Henry         SPENCER      Son     S 13  M  Limestone quarry lab  Wirksworth
W775e      George        SPENCER      Son       8   M  Scholar               Wirksworth
W775f      Thomas        SPENCER      Son       5   M  Scholar               Wirksworth
#200---Coal Hills---(4 rooms)---[Wirksworth]---
W776a      John H        SPENCER      Head    M 24  M  Limestone quarryman   Middleton
W776b      Phoebe E      SPENCER      Wife    M 21  F                        Wirksworth
W776c      John H        SPENCER      Son       2   M                        Wirksworth
#201---Coal Hills---(4 rooms)---[Wirksworth]---
W777a      Lydia         SPENCER      Head    W 73  F                        Matlock
W777b      William       SPENCER      Son     S 42  M  Limestone quarry lab  Wirksworth

#202---Coal Hills---(4 rooms)---[Wirksworth]---
W778a      William       BODEN        Head    M 27  M  Platelayer, railway   Matlock
W778b      Eliza         BODEN        Wife    M 26  F                        Cromford
W778c      Annie E       BODEN        Dau       1m  F                        Wirksworth
#203---Coal Hills---(4 rooms)---[Wirksworth]---
W779a      William       SPENCER      Head    M 49  M  Limestone quarryman   Middleton
W779b      Emma          SPENCER      Wife    M 40  F                        Winster
W779c      George W      SPENCER      Son     S 16  M  Limestone quarryman   Codnor
W779d      Henry S       SPENCER      Son     S 15  M                        Middleton
1901 Census for Coal Hills
#14---Coal Hills, 1---(4 rooms)---[Wirksworth]---
W603a      Nathaniel     WATERFIELD   Head    M 40  M  Asphalt maker         Wirksworth
W603b      Jane          WATERFIELD   Wife    M 41  F                        Tansley
W603c      William       WATERFIELD   Son     S 19  M  Limestone quarryman   Wirksworth
W603d      Mary Elizab   WATERFIELD   Dau     S 17  F  Tape wrapper          Wirksworth
W603e      Florrie       WATERFIELD   Dau     S 13  F                        Wirksworth
W603f      John Henry    WATERFIELD   Son       5   M                        Wirksworth
W603g      Nellie        WATERFIELD   Dau       2   F                        Wirksworth
#15---Coal Hills, 2---(4 rooms)---[Wirksworth]---(page 3,ED 5, RSD "Wirksworth",RG13/3234)---
W604a      Ernest        MELBOURNE    Head    M 33  M  Labourer general      Wirksworth
W604b      Mary          MELBOURNE    Wife    M 32  F                        Matlock Bath
W604c      John James    MELBOURNE    Son       3   M                        Wirksworth
#16---Coal Hills, 3---(4 rooms)---[Wirksworth]---
W605a      Henry         SPENCER      Head    M 23  M  Limestone quarryman   Wirksworth            Junior
W605b      Hannah        SPENCER      Wife    M 23  F                        Wirksworth
W605c      Emma          SPENCER      Dau       8m  F                        Wirksworth
#18---Coal Hills, 5---(4 rooms)---[Wirksworth]---
W606a      Thomas        NADIN        Head    M 30  M  Limestone quarryman   Brassington
W606b      Elizabeth     NADIN        Wife    M 25  F                        Cromford
W606c      Henry         NADIN        Son       6   M                        Wirksworth
W606d      George        NADIN        Son       4   M                        Wirksworth
W606e      Mary          NADIN        Dau       2   F                        Wirksworth
W606f      Frederick     NADIN        Son       11m M                        Wirksworth
#19---Coal Hills, 6---(4 rooms)---[Wirksworth]---
W607a      Henry         SPENCER      Head    M 44  M  Lime quarry foreman   Wirksworth            Senior, limestone
W607b      Emma          SPENCER      Wife    M 47  F                        Clay Cross
W607c      George        SPENCER      Son     S 18  M  Asphalt mixer         Coal Hills Wirksw
W607d      Thomas        SPENCER      Son     S 15  M  Limestone polisher    Coal Hills Wirksw
W607e      Frederick     SPENCER      Son       9   M                        Coal Hills Wirksw

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