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Edward HUNSLEY

Male Bef 1830 - Bef 1906  (~ 75 years)


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  • Name Edward HUNSLEY 
    Born Bef 11 Jul 1830  Scotter, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 11 Jul 1830  Scotter, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID 011B6D5606D441A6991F1C9961083835E344 
    Died Bef 15 Jan 1906  Newark RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 15 Jan 1906  Newark Cemetery, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • February 2020: email correspondence with Kelly Owens: Edward HUNSLEy was her 3rd great-grandfather.

      1851 census: not found.

      1861 census: in Summer Street, Barnsley, Yorks (all HUNSLEY except brother in law), Edward (head, 30, foreman tailor, born Scotter, Lincs), Mary (wife, 32, born Sheffield), John H (son, 8, scholar, born Sheffield) and Letitia M (daughter, 5, born Sheffield). Also brother-in-law Henry LINGARD (24, journeyman tailor, born Sheffield).

      1867: Edward Hunsley of Newark-upon-Trent, Notts, tailor, formerly of Barnsley, was declared bankrupt in June and discharged from bankruptcy in July. ( London Gazette 11 June and 26 July 1867).

      1871 census: in High Street, Stapleford, Nottinghamshire (all HUNSLEY), Edward (head, widower, 38, tailor cutter, born Scotter, Lincs), John H (son, 17, tailor, born Sheffield), Mary L (daughter, 15, machinist, born Sheffield), Annie (daughter, 10, scholar, born Barnsley, Yorks), Jean [presumably Jane in 1881 census] (daughter, 8, scholar, born Barnsley) and Kate (daughter, 1, born Newark, Notts).

      1881 census (1): at 20 Meredith Street, Nottingham St Mary, Nottinghamshire (all HUNSLEY), Edward (head, married, 49, tailor cutter, born Lincolnshire), Mary [presumably Letitia Mary] (daughter, 26, tailoress, born Sheffield), Jane (daughter, 18, tailoress, born Barnsley), Kate (daughter, 13, scholar, born Nottm, Notts) and Jenny (daughter, 8 months, born Nottm, Notts).
      Also at 20 Meredith Street but as a separate household were Eliza BEALE (head, widow, 30, tailoress, born Nottinghamshire), Lily BEALE (daughter, 2, born Nottingham) and Edward (son, 2 months, born Nottingham). As discussed below, these two children were almost certainly fathered by Edward HUNSLEY.
      1881 census (2): at 2 Carnarvon Street, St Mary Nottingham (all HUNSLEY) Martha E (head, married, 39, born Bramcote), Ada* (daughter, unmarried, 15 or 16, worker in lace, born Nottingham), Florence (daughter, 8, scholar, born Bramcote) and Charles E (son, 4, scholar, born Bramcote). Also 3 lodgers.
      * Kelly Owens says: "Ada Hunsley is recorded as being Martha’s daughter, this is incorrect and she is actually Ada Ginnever, Martha’s niece." Comment added by John Minter: the birth of an Ada GINNEVER was registered at Radford RD in Q1 1864 (7b/181), mother's maiden name BUTTERY. It seems that Ada's father George GINNEVER and Sarah BUTTERY didn't marry. Kelly Owens adds "Sarah died and 10 months later George moved to Liverpool" where he married Elizabeth EDWARDSON.

      1891 census: at 173 Agnes Street, Nottingham St Mary, Nottinghamshire (all HUNSLEY), Edward (head, 60, foreman tailor, born Scotter, Lincolnshire), Martha (wife, 49, born Bramcote, Notts), Charles (son, 14, machinist in lace factory, born Bramcote, Notts), Florence (daughter, 17, machinist in lace factory, born Bramcote, Notts), William (son, 10, scholar, born Nottingham), Rex (son, 6, scholar, born Nottingham), Clarence (son, 5, scholar, born Nottingham), Violet M (daughter, 4, scholar, born Nottingham) and Lily, daughter, 12, scholar, born Nottingham).

      There's something very odd about this family. Some of the children listed as Hunsleys in 1891 were actually registered with surname BEALE. As noted above, in 1881, when Edward lived at 20 Meredith Street, Nottingham, Eliza BEALE (30, widow) also lived at number 20 (as a separate household), with her daughter Lily BEALE (2) and Edward BEALE (2 months). So it would seem that Eliza BEALE was the mother of a number of children of which Edward was either the natural or the adoptive father. Eliza BEALE died in Q3 1889 and by 1891 the BEALE children became known as Hunsleys. Why Edward should have taken on such a responsibility is unknown. Kelly Owens has some of the relevant birth certificates and they, together with information on the enhanced version of the GRO birth index makes it possible to make a list of all the children with the surname BEALE. One confusing element in the list is that the mother's name isn't consistent. The list is as follows:
      Grace Laura Hunsley BEALE born Q3 1876, died Q3 1876. No mother's maiden name.
      Lily Hunsley BEALE born Q2 1879, died Q4 1892, mother's maiden name JACKSON.
      William Edward BEALE born Q1 1881, mother's maiden name SMITH.
      Adelaide Mary BEALE born Q1 1882, died Q2 1883, mother's maiden name WRIGHT.
      Violet May BEALE born Q1 1883, mother's maiden name WRIGHT.
      Rex Hunsley BEALE born Q1 1884, mother's maiden name WRIGHT.
      Clarence Hunsley BEALE born Q1 1886, mother's maiden name WRIGHT.
      Harold Hunsley BEALE born Q2 1887, died Q3 1887, mother's maiden name WRIGHT.
      Although it isn't strictly correct, I have listed all 8 of the above children as HUNSLEYs. The chief justification for doing this is that the ones that survived eventually acquired the surname HUNSLEY.

      1901 census: 1901 census: at 4 Barnby Crossing, Balderton, Nottinghamshire (all HUNSLEY), Edward (head, 70, tailor factory overlooker, born Scotter, Lincolnshire), Martha (wife, 55, born Bramcote, Notts), Violet May (daughter, 18, tailoress - machinist, born Nottingham) and Charles W** (son, 8, born Nottingham).

      1911 census: in Barnby Road, Balderton, Nottinghamshire (5 rooms) (all HUNSLEY),
      Martha E (head, 66, widow, married 32 years, 5 children, 2 living, 3 dead, born Bramcote, Notts) and Charles W** (son, 18, apprentice boiler maker, learning a trade at Mr Abbott's boiler works, born Nottingham).
      ** Kelly Owens has pointed out that Charles William HUNSLEY was actually Martha's grandson, the illegitimate son of Florence Elizabeth HUNSLEY who died when her son was about 3.
    Person ID I597  Hunsley
    Last Modified 27 Feb 2020 

    Father Stephen HUNSLEY,   b. Abt 1790, Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 8 May 1869, Scotter, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Mother Mary LAWMAN,   b. Bef 3 Sep 1792, Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1 Nov 1860, Scotter, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married 12 Dec 1811  Kirton-in-Lindsey, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    • Married by banns. Stephen Hunsley of this parish and Mary Lawman of this parish. He signed, she marked. Witnesses John Lawman and Robert Holliday.
    Family ID F197  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Spooner LINGARD,   b. Abt 1829, Sheffield, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1870, Shardlow RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Married Dec 1852  Sheffield RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. John Henry HUNSLEY,   b. Jun 1853, Sheffield, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1883, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years)
     2. Letitia Mary HUNSLEY,   b. Jun 1855, Sheffield, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Annie HUNSLEY,   b. Jun 1861, Barnsley, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1891, Nottingham RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years)
     4. Jane HUNSLEY,   b. Jun 1863, Barnsley, Yorkshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1881, Nottingham RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 18 years)
     5. Kate HUNSLEY,   b. Jun 1866, Newark RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 28 Sep 1866, Newark RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     6. Kate "Kittie" HUNSLEY,   b. Jun 1869, Newark, Notts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1923, Lincoln Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
    Last Modified 21 Dec 2013 
    Family ID F199  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Martha Elizabeth GINNEVER,   b. Abt 1838, Bramcote, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 8 Nov 1916, Newark RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married Jun 1871  Shardlow RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Unnamed HUNSLEY,   b. Mar 1872, Shardlow RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1872, Shardlow RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     2. Florence Elizabeth HUNSLEY,   b. Dec 1872, Bramcote, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1895, Nottingham RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 22 years)
     3. Charles Edward HUNSLEY,   b. Mar 1877, Bramcote, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1926, Nottingham RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years)
     4. Jenny HUNSLEY,   b. Abt 1880, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 21 Dec 2013 
    Family ID F200  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Eliza BEALE,   b. Sep 1850, Bramcote, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1889, Plantagenet Street, Nottingham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Children 
     1. Grace Laura HUNSLEY,   b. 7 Jul 1876, Pemberton Street, Nottingham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1876, Radford RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. Lily HUNSLEY,   b. 7 Apr 1879, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1892, Hospital, London Road, Newark, Notts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)
     3. William Edward HUNSLEY,   b. Abt 1881, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Adelaide Mary HUNSLEY,   b. Mar 1882, Nottingham RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1883, Nottingham RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
     5. Violet Mary HUNSLEY,   b. Mar 1883, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Rex HUNSLEY,   b. Abt 1885, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Clarence HUNSLEY,   b. Mar 1886, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Harold HUNSLEY,   b. Jun 1887, Nottingham RD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1887, Nottingham RD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F694  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S27] Parish Register at lincstothepast.com, December 2013 and later, Scotter baptisms 1813 - 1837. (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S2] BMD index, aged 75, Q1 1906 Newark 7b/288. (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S60] www.deceasedonline.com, Feb 2014 and later.

    4. [S5] Stephen Hunsley, November 2013.

    5. [S27] Parish Register at lincstothepast.com, December 2013 and later, Kirton-in-Lindsey Marriage Register 1810 - 1812. (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S2] BMD index, Q4 1852 Sheffield 9c/316. (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S2] BMD index, Q2 1871 Shardlow 7b/679. (Reliability: 3).