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The main documentary sources for these notes are John Palmer’s transcriptions of the censuses of Wirksworth hundred for 1841,[1] 1851,[2] 1861,[3] 1871[4] 1881,[5] 1891,[6] and 1901,[7] of the Wirksworth parish Registers for 1608-1899,[8] and of the Matlock parish registers for 1637-1856.[9] We owe this researcher a great debt of gratitude for his indefatigable efforts in publishing materials for local history. Cromford chapelry register extracts are from the IGI and the LDS Vital Records Index.

Thanks are due to information from Hackett descendants Bev Sadler-Oster, Sandra (Wigley) Stewart, Ron Hackett (who sent a great deal of material), John Ronald Hackett (who also provided a number of photographs), and Audry (Heal) Gorse, of Victoria, British Columbia (who supplied information to us via John Ronald Hackett). Assistance was also received from Stuart Flint and John Palmer, who are not Hackett descendants.

Wirksworth and Five Miles Round The identification of Richard Hackett (1843-1900) — a younger half-brother of our ancestress Lydia Hackett, wife of Joseph Bell — as the author of Wirksworth and Five Miles Round (1863) was proposed to us by Ron Hackett in March of 2006, and before we had the opportunity of adding the suggestion to this page, it was proposed to us again by John Palmer, who recently added part of the text of the work to his website, with an obituary of the author clinching the identification. These two valued correspondants thus deserve equal credit for this observation.


1. John1 Hackett, of Cromford, a chapelry in the parish of Wirksworth, Derbyshire, at the birth of his son Richard in 1794-95, called a “white-smith” (i.e. tinsmith) in the record of this Richard’s second marriage on 12 Dec. 1841. This record does not necessarily imply that he was then alive, and he does not appear in the 1841 census of Wirksworth hundred, Derbyshire, which includes Cromford. It seems likely he was the John Hackett, of Matlock, aged 62 years, buried in St. Giles’ churchyard, on 20 Jan. 1808, and that the Susannah Hackett, from Cromford, aged 84 years, buried in the same churchyard on 12 Oct. 1834, was his wife. If so, he was probably also the John Hackett who m. 30 July 1772 at Bakewell, Susannah Renshaw.[10] Besides his known son Richard, there are other Hacketts in the area who may well have descended from him, but proof is lacking.
    Known issue:

  1. 2Richard Hackett, b. 1794-95 at Cromford (no baptismal record found).
  2. (perhaps) John Hackett, who as “John Hackett, smallware manufacturer, [of] Tansley mill [in Matlock], and at Derby,” is mentioned in Pigot’s 1831 and 1835 directories.[11] The same man is listed as “Hackett John & Son, smallware manufacturers, Talbot St. [in Derby] & Tansley,” in Bagshaw's 1846 Trade Directory.[12]

2. Richard2 Hackett (Sr.), of Cromford, a book-keeper and later a manager, b. 1794-95 at Cromford (aged 56 years in 1851, 66 years in 1861, 67 in 1862), d. (testate) 10 Feb. 1862 at Cromford, aged 67 years, of “disease of the heart,”[13] and buried 12 Feb. following in St. Giles’ churchyard, Matlock. He is styled “of Cromford” in the records of both of his marriages in 1813 and 1841, and in his will. He is enumerated there in the 1841, 1851, and 1861 censuses, the first giving his occupation as “clerk,” the second as “manager and clerk in [a] cotton spinning mill,” and the last as “accountant [in a] cotton-spinning business.” The marriage records of his children give his occupation as “book-keeper” (1838) and “manager” (1843, 1846, 1859), while that of his own second marriage in 1841 calls him an “agent.” In White’s 1857 directory of Derbyshire, under the town of Cromford, occurs the following entry: “Arkwright & Co., cotton spinners … Rd. Hackett, manager.”[14] The Arkwright company, at this time, produced mainly sewing thread.[15]
    He m. (1) 13 Sept. 1813 in Wirksworth parish church, Lydia Fogg, b. 1791, bapt. 20 Nov. 1791 in the Cathedral, Manchester, Lancashire, as a daughter of William and Lydia Foggs (sic),[16] d. 6 March 1839 at Cromford, aged 47 years, of a paralytic stroke,[17] and buried 9 March 1839 in St. Giles’ churchyard, Matlock.[18] She is called “of Cromford” in her marriage record. Richard Hackett served as a witness to the 1811 marriage of her sister, Dorothy Fogg.
    Richard Hackett m. (2) 12 Dec. 1841 in Wirksworth parish church,[19] Mary Swinscoe, of Cromford, spinster, b. 1 Nov. 1810 at Cromford, and bapt. 16 Dec. following in Cromford church, living 30 May 1868 (when she proved her husband’s will), daughter of James Swinscoe, cotton-spinner, by his wife Ann Holmes, and sister to Richard’s daughter Elizabeth’s husband. As previously noted, this record supplies the identity of Richard’s father, namely “John Hackett, whitesmith.”
    His will, dated 7 Nov. 1861 and proved (very belatedly) 30 May 1868, reads, in part (with punctuation added for clarity):

This is the last Will and Testament of Richard Hackett Senr of Cromford in the County of Derby, Accountant. After payment of all my just debts, funeral, and testamentary expences, I give, devise, and bequeath unto my wife Mary Hackett, all the household furniture that was left me by the late James Swinscoe Junr of Cromford, an inventory of which is in the possession of John Swinscoe of Cromford. I also … bequeath unto my said wife my best two sets of bedsteads with everything belonging thereto, also my Harmonium, and the large looking-glass, and my oak desk with drawers with its contents, and all my boxes [?] and their contents, and the parlour sofa … and my American eight-days clock, and small alarm clock, the remaining part of my household funiture to be sold…. The residue of my personal estate I … bequeath as follows:
  • one half unto my wife Mary Hackett;
  • one seventh of one half unto my son Charles James Hackett;
  • one seventh of one half unto my son George Hackett;
  • one seventh of one half unto my daughter Ann Swinscoe;
  • one seventh of one half unto my son Richard Hackett Junr;
  • one seventh of one half unto the children of my late son William Hackett, to be equally divided among them;
  • one fourteenth of one half unto my daughter Maria Storer;
  • one fourteenth of one half unto my daughter Lydia Bell;
  • one fourteenth of one half unto my son John Hackett;
  • one fourteenth of one half unto John Swinscoe of Cromford, mechanic.
And I hereby appoint the said John Swinscoe and my wife Mary Hackett executors of this my last Will and Testament, as witness my hand this eleventh day of November one thousand eight hundred and sixty one… in the presence of … Joseph Rolley, Cromford; John Rolley, Bonsall.
    Proved on the 30th day of May 1868 by the Oaths of John Swinscoe and Mary Hackett, widow, the Relict … Effects under £450.[20] In the record of his death, which was reported by John Swinscoe, of Cromford, Richard Hackett is called an accountant.

    The widow Mary Hackett is found as the head of a household at no. 6 Hampden Street, Manchester, in the 1871 census; her household included her son Richard Hackett, Jr. and his wife, and her [step-]grandson John Swinscoe [who was also her nephew].[21]

    Issue (Wirksworth registers per John Palmer’s index, and the IGI):

    (by first wife:)

  1. Elizabeth Hackett, b. 3 March 1814, bapt. 3 April following in the parish church of St. Mary, Cromford, living 1861 (when she is mentioned in her father’s will). She m. 3 June 1838 in Wirksworth parish church,[22] James Swinscoe, of Manchester, bachelor, a book-keeper, b. 16 Nov. 1812 and bapt. 20 Dec. following in Cromford church, son of James Swinscoe, cotton-spinner, by his wife Ann Holmes. They did not baptize any children at Wirksworth, and have not been located in the 1841 or 1851 censuses of Wirksworth hundred.
  2. Maria Hackett, bapt. 9 April 1815 at Wirksworth, living 1861. She was still single in 1838, when she served as a witness at the wedding of her sister Elizabeth, but is not found in her father’s household in the 1841 census. She m. (thus probably in 1838-41), [Edward?] Storer, and she is mentioned as “my daughter Maria Storer” in her father’s 1861 will. Of the men named Storer enumerated in the 1841 census of the area, only Edward “Storrer” of Cromford (a shoemaker, aged 27 years) had a wife named Maria of the right age (25); and considering that they had a son named Richard, this seems likely to be the right family. This couple was also enumerated in 1851[23] and in 1861.[24] If our supposition concerning his identity is correct, they had the following issue (for whom we have not found baptismal records):
    1. George Storer, b. ca. 1835-36, not found with his parents in 1851.
    2. William Storer, b. ca. 1837-38, not found with his parents in 1851.
    3. Richard Storer, bapt. 18 Aug. 1839 in the parish church of St. Mary, Cromford, still living unmarried with his parents in 1861, when he was a cordwainer. Richard Storer, of Cromford, shoemaker, son of Edward Storer, also a shoemaker, m. 15 Sept. 1862 in Wirksworth parish church, Maria Jane Fletcher, of Cromford, aged 21 years, daughter of Joseph Fletcher, a gardener; the witnesses were Joshua Walker and Hannah Walker.
    4. Grace Storer, bapt. 29 Aug. 1841 in the Matlock Wesleyan Methodist Circuit (IGI).
    5. James Storer, b. 26 July 1846, bapt. 30 Aug. following in the Matlock Wesleyan Methodist Circuit (IGI); a cordwainer in 1861.
    6. Edward Storer, bapt. 17 Sept. 1848 in the Matlock Wesleyan Methodist Circuit (IGI); a marble-turner in 1861.
    7. William Storer, bapt. 5 Aug. 1855 in the Matlock Wesleyan Methodist Circuit (IGI); a scholar in 1861.
  3. William Hackett, b. 4 Feb. 1817 at Cromford (place per 1851 census), bapt. 2 March following in the parish church of St. Mary, Cromford, d. v.p. before 13 March 1859. He served in 1838 as a witness at the wedding of his sister Elizabeth, and was living unmarried with his father at the time of the 1841 census, which calls him a mechanic. He m. 29 March 1843 in Wirksworth parish church, Mary Ann Sheldon, b. 1819-20 (aged 31 in 1851) at Wirksworth (per 1851 census), living 1861, daughter of Joseph Sheldon, mechanic. At the time of his marriage he is called a bachelor, and a mechanic, and she is called a spinster, of Cromford, of full age. William Hackett and his family are enumerated at Litchurch Street, Litchurch, Derbyshire, in the 1851 census, in which he is called an engineer and machinist.[25] He was dead before 13 March 1859, when his wife married secondly, in Wirksworth parish church, William Arnfield, of Cromford. They are found with the four children of her first marriage at Wirksworth Road, Cromford, in the 1861 census, in which William is called an engine smith.[26] His father’s will mentions, without naming, his “the children of my late son William Hackett.” None of these children appear to have been baptized at Wirksworth. Known Issue:
    1. Matilda Hackett, b. 1843-44 (aged 7 in 1851) at Matlock (per 1851 census) or at Cromford (per 1861 census); still living unmarried with her mother and stepfather in 1861, when she was a cotton winder
    2. Lewis William Hackett, b. 1846-47 (aged 4 in 1851) at Cromford, Derbyshire; still living unmarried with his mother and stepfather in 1861, when she was a stationary engine feeder for the High Peak Railway.
    3. Alfred Joseph Hackett, b. 1848-49 (aged 2 in 1851) at Litchurch, Derbyshire (per 1851 census) or at Derby (per 1861 census); still living unmarried with his mother and stepfather in 1861, when she was a scholar.
    4. Herbert H. Hackett, b. 1851-52 (aged 9 in 1861) at Derby; a scholar in 1861.
  4. 3Charles James Hackett, b. 11 Aug. 1818, bapt. 30 Aug. following in the parish church of St. Mary, Cromford.
  5. 4George Hackett, b. 14 Aug. 1821, bapt. 2 Sept. following in the parish church of St. Mary, Cromford.
  6. Anne Hackett, b. 15 March 1824, bapt. 11 April following in the parish church of St. Mary, Cromford, living 1871 (at the taking of the census) but d. by 1881 (when her husband appears as a widower in the census). She was living unmarried with her father in 1841. she served as a witness at the marriage of her sister Lydia in May of 1846. She m. (as his second wife) 16 Aug. 1846 in Wirksworth parish church, her step-uncle, Edward Swinscoe, of Cromford, widower, a turner, living 1881. Considering that the ages reported for him in census records consistently indicate a birthdate of 1814-15, he was very likely the child of this name b. 23 March 1815 and bapt. 12 April following by the Wesleyan minister of Cromford, despite the fact that the record calls him a son of John and Ann Swinscow, of Cromford.[27] He was certainly, as stated in his marriage record, a son of James Swinscoe, cotton-spinner, and it must have been by the latter’s wife Ann Holmes, as they were married in 1804, and she was still alive in 1841, when she appears in the census with several of her children. Edward Swinscoe was, therefore, a brother to Anne Hackett’s stepmother and to her sister Elizabeth’s husband. He is found as the head of his own household in the 1841 census, which shows him as aged 26 years and a mechanic, and with him were his first wife, Mary, and two sons James and Jonathan. In 1851 he and his second wife Anne Hackett are found at Cromford Hill, with his occupation given as “wood turner,” and with them his sons James, Jonathan, Edward, aged 7 — who must also have been by his father’s first marriage — and John and Elizabeth, who must have been by the second. In 1861 they are found at Moor Side, in Cromford, with two additional children, and he is called an “iron and wood turner.” In 1871 they were still at Moor Side, and their children Elizabeth, Richard, Henry and Anne appear with them. In the 1881 census he is a widower, the only other member of his household being his daughter Annie; he is called a “wood turner.”[28]
    1. John Swinscoe, b. 1847-48, living with his parents in 1861 but not in 1871, when he is found in the household of his maternal step-grandmother (who was also his aunt), the widow Mary (Swinscoe) Hackett. He m. by 1881, Rebecca ____, b. ca. 1849-40 at Derby, Derbyshire (who, it will be noted, was considerably his senior). They are enumerated at 12 Legh Grove, Ardwick, Lancashire, in the 1881 census, which calls him a “printer [and] compositor.”[29] They did not have any children at that time.
    2. Elizabeth Swinscoe, b. 1850-51 (aged 5 months at the 1851 census), still living unmarried with her parents in 1871, when she is called a cotton-spinner.
    3. Richard Swinscoe, b. 29 June 1856,[30] bapt. 3 Aug. 1856 in the parish church of St. Mary, Cromford, living 1881. He was living with his parents in 1871 when he was called a cotton-spinner. He m. by 1877, Mary ____, living 1881, b. 1852-53 at Matlock. He is listed as a “carter,” of Cromford, in the 1881 census.[31] Known issue:
      1. Sarah Ann Swinscoe, b. 1877-78 at Cromford. She m. William Slack, of Middleton, b. ca. 1876 at Brassington. A grandson, Peter Slack, of Middleton, alive in 2004, has a market gardening business and is a member of the West Derby District Council, as was his father.[32]
      2. Bertha Swinscoe, b. 1879-80 at Cromford.
    4. Henry Swinscoe, b. 1 Dec. 1858, bapt. 16 Jan. 1859 in the parish church of St. Mary, Cromford (IGI), living with his parents in 1871, but not in 1881. He has not been found in the index to the 1881 census of England.
    5. Annie Swinscoe, b. 12 Aug. 1863, bapt. 6 Sept. following in the parish church of St. Mary, Cromford (IGI), living 1881.
  7. Sarah Hackett, b. 19 June 1825, bapt. (more than a year later) 16 July 1826 in the parish church of St. Mary, Cromford. She served as a witness at the wedding of her sister Ann in 1846, and was still living unmarried with her father in 1851, when she is called a dress-maker, but she is pretty surely the Sarah Hackett, from Cromford, aged 27 years, who was buried 20 or 30 May 1854 in St. Giles’ churchyard, Matlock, and she was certainly dead by 1861, when she is not mentioned in her father’s will.
  8. Lydia Hackett, b. probably in 1827 (aged 24 in 1851, 33 in 1861), bapt. 10 Feb. 1828 at Cromford (per IGI), living 1881, when as a widow she appears in the census of the city of Derby as a “monthly nurse,” being listed in household of a Boyce family, of 4 Uttoxeter New Road, with whom she was apparently in service.[33] Lydia Hackett is found as an unmarried girl, aged 13 years, living at Cromford with her widowed father, in the 1841 census. She m. 31 May 1846 in Matlock parish church,[34] Joseph Bell, of Matlock, Rowsley, and Great Longstone, Derbyshire, b. 1819-20 (aged 31 in the 1851 census), d. some time in 1867-1881, son of James Bell. Joseph Bell, his age stated as 20-24 years, is found in the 1841 census of Matlock, he being the only person of this surname found in the area. At the time of their marriage in 1846 Joseph Bell is called a miller, of Matlock, and his wife’s residence is given as “Scarthin Wick,” an error for Scarthinick, a hamlet in the parish of Matlock; the witnesses were the bride’s siblings, George and Ann Hackett. Joseph Bell and his wife were also at Matlock in 1846-49, as attested by the baptisms of children there, and they appear with their son Richard and daughter Sarah in the 1851 census of Matlock. They were at Rowsley, Derbyshire, in 1858-62, and at Great Longstone, in the same county, in 1866-67, again as indicated by the places of birth of their children. In their daughter Lydia’s birth record of 1858 he is called “railway guard,” of Little Rowsley. In the very carelessly-written record of this same daughter’s marriage in 1886, in which his occupation seems to read “hotel-master,” Joseph Bell is not called deceased; however he was actually dead by 1881, when, as already noted, his wife is called a widow in the census. For the issue of Lydia Hackett and Joseph Bell see our account of the BELL family.
  9. John Hackett, bapt. 12 July 1829 at Cromford (per IGI), living 1881. He is probably the John Hackett whose death at the age of 74 years (although this would be a slight exaggeration) was registered in the fourth quarter of 1900, but the original record has not been checked.[35] He was still living unmarried with his father in 1851, when he is called an agricultural labourer. He m. 27 Nov. 1859 in Wirksworth parish church, Mary Wood, of Cromford, spinster, of full age, b. ca. 1838-39 (aged 43 in 1881) at Matlock, daughter of William Wood, a draper. She is probably the Mary Hackett whose death at the age of 48 years was registered in the fourth quarter of 1887, but the original record has not been checked.[36] At the time of his marriage he is called a bachelor and a labourer. No baptisms of any children are recorded at Wirksworth, and we have not found them there in census records after their marriage. However, Ron Hackett has discovered them in 1871 at ________.[37] They are enumerated at Great Longstone with Holme, Derbyshire, in the 1881 census, in which John Hackett is called a plate-layer.[38] Given that John Hackett’s wife very likely died in 1887, he may conceivably have been the John Hackett, widow, aged 55, born at Cromford, general labourer, who is found as an inmate of the District Union Workhouse, Bakewell, in 1891, although the age is not a very good match.[39] We have not located him in the 1901 census. Known issue:
    1. John Hackett, b. 8 Oct. 1860 at Cromford,[40] living with his parents in 1871 but not in 1881. He is probably the John Hackett, aged 11, whose death was recorded in the Bakewell district in the fourth quarter of 1871, but the original record has not been checked.[41]
    2. William Hackett, b. ca. 1864-65 at Darley Dale, Derbyshire, a machine-clerk in 1881.
    3. Sarah Hackett, b. ca. 1866-65 at Great Longstone, an assistant clerk in 1881.
    4. Elizabeth Hackett, b. ca. 1867-68 at Great Longstone, living with her parents in 1871 but not in 1881. She is probably the Elizabeth Hackett, aged 3, whose death was recorded in the Bakewell district in the fourth quarter of 1871, but the original record has not been checked.[42]
    5. Ann Hackett, b. ca. 1871-72 at Great Longstone, attending school in 1881.
    6. Lydia Hackett, b. ca. 1874-75 at Great Longstone, attending school in 1881.
    7. Matilda Hackett, b. ca. 1877-78 at Great Longstone.

    (by second wife:)

  10. Richard Hackett, Jr.,[43] b. ca. 1842-3 (aged 8 in 1851) at Cromford, d. 25 July 1900 of chronic nephritis at Old Village, West Kirby, near Wirral in Cheshire,[44] “where he had gone owing to ill health,” and buried in the Salford cemetery.[45] He was living with his parents in 1861, when he is stated to be a “printer’s apprentice,” and with his widowed mother in 1871, when he is called a“foreman compositor.” As pointed out to us both by Ron Hackett and by John Palmer, this is the who as Richard R. Hackett published the short work Wirksworth and Five Miles Round (Wirksworth, 1863; 2nd ed. 1899). (It seems likely he used the moniker Richard R. Hackett to distinguish himself from his exactly-contemporary half-nephew, Richard Hackett, son of George Hackett.) From the extracts published on John Palmer’s website, it is clear that the work is a very capable production, at least from a literary point of view. The second edition in particular was quite heavily supported for a work of its type, attracting 117 advance subscribers of whom several ordered multiple copies.
        The account of his wives and children which follows is heavily indebted to the researches of Ron Hackett. Richard Hackett, Jr., m. (1) in 1863 at Sheffield, Mary Hawley, b. 1841, d. 1876. He m. (2) in 1876 at Hulme, Ann Nightingale, b. ca. 1848-49 at Salford, Lancashire, d. 1901. The births of his children place him at Hulme, at chapelry in the parish of Manchester, Lancashire, between 1873 and 1880. He and his second wife are enumerated at 116 Welcomb Street, Hulme, Lancashire, in the 1881 census, in which is he called a “printer [and] compositor.”[46] They are enumerated at no. 25 Howard Street, in the Cheetham Ward of Manchester, in the 1891 census, in which he is again called a “printer [and] compositor.”[47] In the record of his death, which was reported by “Ann Hackett, widow of deceased, [of] 14 Cliff Avenue, Lower Broughton Road, Manchester,” Richard Hackett is called a letterpress printer (journeyman), of Manchester. The death notice for Richard Hackett cited above reads:
    Deceased was for many years employed in the printing business at Manchester, and he took a prominent part in the work of the Typographical Association, of which he was at one time president, and at the time of his death general secretary. Deceased was born in 1843, at Cromford, and served his apprenticeship to the printing business at the offices of Mr. J. Buckley, at Wirksworth, afterwards removing to Manchester. As a past president of the Typographical Association and also as its assistant secretary and general secretary, he rendered excellent service to the trade, especially the operative section, and at the same time earned the respect and esteem of the employers throughout the country. In the discharge of his duties as a trade union official he brought to bear a keen intelligence and clear insight into the various questions affecting the interests of journeymen printers, and his untimely death is mourned by a wide circle of friends. Deceased leaves a widow, a son and three daughters. The funeral takes place at the Salford cemetery this (Saturday) afternoon, at 2.30.
    Known issue:

    (by first wife:)

    1. William Henry Hackett, b. 1864, d. 1866.
    2. Mary Dora M. Hackett, b. 1870-71 (aged 19 in 1891) at Ardwick, Lancashire; living unmarried with her parents in 1891, when she was a dress [and] mantle maker.
    3. John T. Hackett, b. 1872-73 (aged 18 in 1891) at Hulme; living unmarried with his parents in 1891, when he was a printer’s apprentice.

    (by second wife:)

    1. Ellen Hackett, b. 1877-78 (aged 13 in 1891) at Hulme; living with her parents in 1891, when she was a dress [and] mantle maker.
    2. Edith Hackett, b. 1885-86 (aged 5 in 1891) at Hulme, living 1891.
    3. Francis Hackett (male), b. 1880 (aged 1 month in 1881) at Hulme, presumably d. by 1891, as he is not found with his parents in the census of that year.

3. Charles James3 Hackett, of Hull, Yorkshire, son of Richard Hackett by the latter’s first wife Lydia Fogg, was b. 11 Aug. 1818, bapt. 30 Aug. following in the parish church of St. Mary, Cromford, and was still alive in 1881. He served as a witness to the marriage of his sister Lydia in 1846. He m. by 1854, Caroline ____, b. ca. 1821-22 at Hull, Yorkshire. He and his family are enumerated in the 1881 census at 46 Gibson Street, Sculcoates, Yorkshire, in which he is called a master bootmaker; one of the residents of his household is a 11-year-old granddaughter Lydia Hackett whose parentage is unclear.[48] We have not located him in the 1901 census. Known issue:

  1. George Hackett, b. ca. 1854-55 at Hull; living unmarried with his parents in 1881, when he was an inn-yard laborer.
  2. Maria Alice Hackett, b. ca. 1857-58 at Hull, living 1881. She m. by 1878, m. Robert Carill, b. ca. 1857-58 at Hotham, Yorkshire. They were living in her parents’ household in 1881, when her husband is called a general laborer. Known issue:
    1. Grace Ann Carill, b. ca. 1878-79 at Hull.
    2. George Carill, b. 1880 (aged 6 months in 1881) at Hull.
  3. Grace Ember Hackett, b. ca. 1860-61; living unmarried with her parents in 1881, when she was a “drysalter packer.”
  4. Ada Hackett, b. ca. 1862-63; living unmarried with her parents in 1881, when she was a domestic servant and housemaid.
  5. Matilda Hackett, b. ca. 1869-70 at Hull; a scholar in 1881.

4. George3 Hackett, of Cromford, son of Richard Hackett by the latter’s first wife Lydia Fogg, was b. 14 Aug. 1821, bapt. 2 Sept. following in the parish church of St. Mary, Cromford, still alive in 1871. He certainly d. by 7 Jan. 1884, when he is mentioned as “deceased” in the marriage record of his son John, so in all likelihood he was (despite the somewhat imperfect match in age) the George Hackett, aged 52 years, whose death was registered at Sheffield in the fourth quarter of 1876.[49] He is mentioned in his father’s will of 1861. He was living unmarried with his father at the time of the 1841 census, which calls him a clerk. He m. in 1841-42,[50] Lydia Woodward, b. 1821-22 at Cromford, living 1871, but probably the Lydia Hackett, aged 52 years, whose death was registered at Sheffield in the second quarter of 1875.[51] She was perhaps identical with the 19-year-old Lydia Woodward enumerated in the 1841 census in the household of the latter’s father, Anthony Woodward, of Scarthinnick in Matlock, hatter, and mother, Elizabeth. As George Hackett, aged 29 years, he appears with his family in the 1851 census of Cromford, living on Cold Street, with his occupation recorded as “common clerk to a cotton spinner.” He is found at no. 12 Bernard Street, in the Park Ward, Sheffied, in the 1861 census, in which he is called an iron turner and fitter.[52] He is found at no. 36 Hayden Street, in the Park Ward, Sheffied, in the 1871 census, in which he is called an engine fitter.[53] We have not located him in the LDS index to the 1881 census of Britain, or in the PRO’s transcription of the 1901 census.
    Known issue (all alive in 1851, and all born at Cromford):

  1. 5Richard Hackett, b. 1842-3 at Cromford.
  2. Emily Hackett, b. 1843-44 (aged 17 in 1861); living unmarried with her parents in 1861, when she was a silver plate maker, but no longer living with them in 1871.
  3. Charles Hackett, b. 1845[54] at Matlock (per 1881 census) or at Cromford (per 1891 and 1901 censuses), living 1901. He was living unmarried with his parents in 1861, when he was a fork-grinder. It was falsely suggested in an earlier version of these notes that he had immigrated to the U.S. In fact, he m. 22 Nov. 1868 at Penzance, Cornwall, Thomasine Veal Manning, b. probably in 1850 (aged 31 in 1881, 40 in 1891, 50 in 1901) at Madron, Cornwall, living 1901. They were enumerated at no. 4 Margaret Place, Clerkenwell, London, Middlesex, in the 1881 census, in which he is called a “hatter [and?] silk finisher.”[55] They were enumerated at no. 74 Margaret Street, Clerkenwell, in the 1891 census, in which Charles’s occupation is stated exactly the same way as in the previous census.[56] They were enumerated at no. 78 Margaret Street, Clerkenwell, in the 1901 census, in which Charles is called a general laborer.[57] Known issue:
    1. Lydia Woodward Hackett, b. 1869-70 (aged 11 in 1881, 21 in 1891) at Penzance, Cornwall, who was obviously named for her paternal grandmother. She still living unmarried with her parents in 1891, when she was a “fancy box maker,” but was no longer a member of their household in 1901. She m. in 1894 in the Holborn registration district, London, [58] John Thomas Wigley. They were the great-grandparents of Sandra (Wigley) Stewart, of Australia, who supplied most of the information given here.
    2. Albert E. Hackett, b. 1873-74 (aged 7 in 1881, 17 in 1881) at Bristol, Gloucestershire, still living unmarried with his parents in 1891, when he was a brass-finisher, but was no longer a member of their household in 1901.
    3. Charles M. Hackett, b. 1877-78 (aged 3 in 1881) at Clerkenwell, presumably d. young as he is not found in his parents’ household in 1891.
    4. Ellen (or Helen) Amelia Hackett, b. probably in 1882 (aged 8 in 1891, 19 in 1901) at Clerkenwell, still living unmarried with her parents in 1901.
  4. George Hackett, b. 1846-47 (aged 14 in 1861) at Cromford,[59] living 1881. He m. (1) in 1868 or 1869,[60] Emily Milnor, b. ca. 1846-47 at Sheffield, presumably the Emily Hackett whose death at the age of 52 years was recorded in the Manchester registration district in the third quarter of 1898.[61] They are found in the household of his father-in-law, John Milner, at no. 109 Sanderson Street, Manchester, Lancashire, in the 1881 census, in which George Hackett is called a general laborer.[62] They are found at no. 14 Pearson Street, in the Harpurhey Ward of Manchester, in the 1891 census, in which he is called a grease-maker for tallow.[63] He m. (2) in 1898,[64] Bridget (____) Conway, b. 1851-52 (aged 49 in 1901) in Ireland, widow of ____ Conway. He is found with his second wife, and her daughter Alice by her first marriage, at no. 4 Churnet Street, again in the Harpurhey Ward of Manchester, in the 1901 census, in which he is called a grease-maker for the railway.[65] Only known child, by first wife:
    1. Lydia Bertha Hackett, b. 1874-75 at Sheffield.[66] She was attending school in 1881, and was still living unmarried with her parents in 1891, when she was a shirt-maker. The marriage of a Lydia Bertha Hackett is recorded at Manchester in the third quarter of 1896.[67]
  5. James Hackett, b. 1848-9 (aged 12 in 1861) at Cromford. He is likely the unmarried James Hackett, aged 32 years, born at Matlock, Derbyshire, listed as a “shear forger (cutler,” of 19 Lake Street, Brightside Bierlow (a suburb of Sheffield), Yorkshire, in the 1881 census.[68] He was still living at Brightside Bierlow in 1901.
  6. Lydia Hackett, b. in early 1851 (aged 3 months at the taking of the 1851 census) at Cromford, d. ____, and buried with her husband at St. Thomas, Brightside, Sheffield. Lydia’s great-granddaughter, Bev Sadler-Oster, kindly supplied the portrait included here. Lydia Hackett, b. 1851 She is found in her parents’ household in 1861, when she is called a scholar, but was not longer living with them in 1871. She m. 31 Jan. 1869 at Sheffield, If you want to publish that Tom Sadler's whereabout's is unknown that would be fine with me and his great grandaughter as they are still perplexed. I met Donna in 2006. We became great friends.Yrs ago when I was not computer literate there was a messge from a Tom Sadler in Sheffield who was asking about a Tom Sadler He said his father Tom was a mystery man. Our Tom was on the last census in 1920 in the States. Donna has a message on Ancestry.com.but I do not know if they give you back messages if you are not a paid up member. Regards, Bev [69] John Sadler, bapt. 23 Nov. 1851 at Dronfield, near Sheffield,[70] d. 1920, son of Thomas Sadler and Martha Turton. They were at Stockbridge, Yorkshire, when their eldest child was born in 1872 or 1873, but were at Sheffield by 1874, where they are enumerated at 72 Bard Street, in the 1881 census, in which he is called an iron moulder.[71] In the 1891 census they are found at Grammar Street, Nether Hallam, Ecclesall Bierlow, Sheffield, and he is again called an iron moulder.[72] They are found at no. 10 Dane Street, East Brightside, in the 1901 census, in which John (erroneously called James) is described as a steel moulder. [73]
        Known issue:
    1. Joseph H. Sadler, b. 1870-71 (aged 10 in 1881) at Sheffield, Yorkshire (per 1881 census), d. in 1901 in the Boer War. He was remembered as belonging to this family by a nephew, who mentioned him to Bev Sadler-Oster. At the taking of the 1881 census he was living with his widowed paternal grandmother at no. 26 Ellesmere Road, Brightside Bierlow.[74] Family tradition states that he married and had a daughter, possibly named Ivy.
    2. Martha Sadler, b. ca. 1872-73 at Stockbridge, Yorkshire. She was living with her parents in 1881 but not in 1891. She m. Sam Wright.
    3. Lydia Sadler, b. ca. 1874-75 at Sheffield, still living unmarried with her parents in 1891, when she was an assistant in a spice factory. No marriage known.
    4. John Sadler, b. ca. 1875-76 at Sheffield. He m. Emma (or Evelyn?) ____, and had children Evelyn (?) and David, who was put up for adoption.
    5. Emma Sadler, b. ca. 1877-78 at Sheffield; m. ____ Glynn.
    6. Fanny Sadler, b. May-June 1880 (aged 8 months on 3 April 1881) at Sheffield. She was still living unmarried with his parents in 1901, when her occupation is given as “mother’s help[er].” She m. William Charles, and had two children.
    7. Thomas (“Tom”) Sadler, b. 1882, alive in 1920 and possibly in 1930. He was still living unmarried with his parents in 1901, when he was a cutler. He m. in 1901 in the Eccleshall Bierlow registration district,[75] Nellie Dracup, b. (aged 36 in 1920, 46 in 1930) in England, alive in 1930. He emigrated to New York in 1907, his wife following with the children the next year, arriving on the Cedric at New York City on 29 Dec. 1907.[76] They were enumerated in Montgomery Tp., Orange Co., in the 1920 census, in which Thomas is called a cutler.[77] Nellie Sadler is found with their children in the same place in the 1930 census; her marital status is given as M for married, although no husband is present in the household. At the time her household included a 7-year-old granddaughter, Madeline L. Stefan, whose parentage is unknown to us.[78] A posting by descendant Donna Sadler is informative respecting this family. She states that Thomas “worked for the Walden Knife Factory under J. Louis Schrade Co.,” but later “left Walden on his own around 1925,” and that his later whereabouts are unknown to his descendants.[79] Known issue:
      1. Ronald Sadler, b. 1902-03 (aged 17 in 1920) in England; still living unmarried with his parents in 1920, when he was a cutler in a cutlery works, and in 1930, when he was a truckman owning his own truck. He subsequently m. Helen Spreer, and had two children (per Donna Sadler).
      2. Marjorie Sadler, b. 1904-05 (aged 15 in 1920) in England, living with her parents in 1920 but not living with her mother in 1930. Could she have been the mother of Madeline L. Stefane, mentioned above? Donna Sadler states that she “married Ralph Swinden had a dau Louise.”
      3. Thomas Sadler, b. 1906-07 (aged 13 in 1920) in England, living with his parents in 1920 but not living with his mother in 1930. He subsequently m. Clara Carman, and had three children (per Donna Sadler).
      4. Nellie Sadler, b. 1912-13 (aged 7 in 1920, 17 in 1930) in England, still living unmarried with her mother in 1930. Per Donna Sadler, she m. (1) ____ Hinchcliffe, by whom she had a son Ed, and m. (2) James DuBois.
      5. Lewis/Louis Sadler, b. July-August 1916 (aged 3 5/12 years on 1 Jan. 1920) in New York, alive in 1930. He m. Olive Churchill and had two children (per Donna Sadler).
    8. Joel Sadler, b. 1884-85 (aged 6 in 1891). He was still living unmarried with his parents in 1901, when he was a hair dresser. He m. Emily Marples. They lived at Langley Lane, Sheffield. Bev Sadler-Oster, of Edmonton, Alberta, is a granddaughter.
    9. Ellen (“Nellie”) Sadler, b. 1886-87 (aged 4 in 1891); She m. ____ Cannister.
    10. William Owen Sadler, b. 1888-89 (aged 2 in 1891). He m. Elsie ____, and had two known children, Millicent and Vera.
    11. Agnes Sadler, b. May-June 1890 (aged 10 months on 5 April 1891); m. John Wilson, who received an M.C. for his service in World War I.
    12. Alice Aida Sadler, b. 1894-95 (aged 6 in 1901); m. Colin Barber.
  7. 6John Hackett, b. 1852-53 (aged 8 in 1861, 18 in 1871) at Cromford; a scholar in 1861 and a moulder and joiner in 1871.
  8. Albert Hackett, b. 1854-55 (aged 6 in 1861, 16 in 1871) at Cromford; a scholar in 1861 and a file-cutter in 1871. He hs not been located in subsequent censuses.
  9. Frederick Hackett (male), b. 1857-58 (aged 3 in 1861, 13 in 1871, 43 in 1901) at Cromford, living 1901. He was a scholar in 1861 and an office-boy in 1871. He m. by 1887, Eva ____. He is found as the head of a household at 2/1 Bramber Street, in the 1901 census of Sheffield. Issue in 1901:
    1. John Hackett b. 1887-88 at Sheffield.
    2. Mary A. Hackett b. 1892-93.

5. Richard4 Hackett, of Brightside Bierlow, Sheffield, Yorkshire, son of George Hackett, of Cromford, by the latter’s wife Lydia Woodward, Richard Hackett was b. in 1842-43 at Cromford, and was still alive in 1922 at the age of 80 years. He was still living unmarried with his parents in 1861; his occupation is illegible in the census. He m. by 1866, Matilda Stones, b. ca. 1844-45 at Sheffield, still alive in 1901. They were at Sheffield by 1867, and are enumerated there at no. 732 Grimesthorpe Road, Brightside Bierlow (a suburb of Sheffield), Yorkshire, in the 1881 census, in which he is called a timekeeper.[80] They are found at no. 171 Bagley Road, Brightside Bierlow, in 1901, when Richard Hackett is called a timekeeper at an iron-works.[81] We are not sure whether Richard Hackett and his wife were still living at the time that most of their children moved to Canada in 1907. Our knowledge of this branch of the family has been considerably enriched by information from a great-great-grandson, John Ronald Hackett, below. Known issue:

  1. Ellen E. Hackett, b. ca. 1866-67 at Sheffield, living with her parents in 1881 but not in 1901. She subsequently m. Hubert Bower, and resided at Toronto, Ontario.[82]
  2. 7George James Hackett, b. 26 Feb. 1868 at Sheffield.
  3. Frederick A. Hackett, b. ca. 1872-73 at Sheffield, living with his parents in 1881 but not in 1901.
  4. Frances L. Hackett, b. ca. 1878-79 at Sheffield, living with her parents in 1881 but not in 1901.
  5. William Hackett, b. 1881 (aged 2 months in 1881) at Grimesthorpe, Yorkshire, living with his parents in 1881 but not in 1901.
  6. Nellie Hackett, b. ca. 1882 (aged 19 in 1901) at Sheffield; living unmarried with her parents in 1901, when she was a shop assistant. She subsequently m. Art Nicholson, and lived at Toronto, Ontario.[83]
  7. Eva Hackett, b. ca. 1883 (aged 18 in 1901) at Sheffield; living unmarried with her parents in 1901, when she was a shop assistant. She remained in England, and m. ____ Camm.[84]
  8. (position uncertain) “John Hackett, who never married and stayed in England. He had red hair and was a woodworker.”[85]

6. John4 Hackett,[86] of Sheffield, son of George Hackett, of Cromford, by the latter’s wife Lydia Woodward, was b. probably in 1853 (aged 8 in 1861, 18 in 1871, 27 in 1881, 36 in 1891) at Cromford, and was still alive in 1901. He was a scholar in 1861, and was still living unmarried with his parents in 1871, when he was a moulder and joiner. In 1881 he was an unmarried man, working as a carter and lodging at no. 82 Brown Street, Sheffield. He m. 7 Jan. 1884 in the parish church of St. Judes, Sheffield, Annie Maria Hudson, ostensibly b. by 1863 (if she was really aged 21 or more at her marriage), living 1901, daughter of William and Caroline (____) Hudson. At the time of their marriage he is called a bachelor and a moulder, and she a spinster, of Sheffield, of “full age.” His father is named as George Hackett, fitter, deceased, and his wife’s as William Hudson, cutler. The witnesses were Henrietta Norcliffe and Harry Ball. John Hackett is described as a forgeman, of Walkley Bank Road, in 1889 birth record of his son Charles. The family of John Hackett and his wife, appear at no. 26 Walkley Bank Road, Nether Hallam, Sheffield, a few houses away from her parents, in the 1891 census, but by some very strange error (presumably of transcription) are listed under the surname of Rodwell, so that the entry was only discovered after a meticulous sequential search of the record by Ron Hackett.[87] They were living at 5/4 Watkin Lane, Nether Hallam, Sheffield, at the taking of the 1901 census, in which he is called an iron-works labourer. Known issue:[88]

  1. Ann A. Hackett, b. 1884-85 (aged 6 in 1891) at Sheffield. She is not found with her parents in the 1901 census, but is perhaps the Alice Hackett, aged 16, found in the household of her maternal grandparents, William and Caroline Hudson, of no. 7 Watkin Lane, Nether Hallam, Sheffield.
  2. Sarah A. Hackett, b. 1887-88 (aged 3 in 1891) at Sheffield.
  3. Charles William Hackett, b. 3 Nov. 1889 at Sheffield. As Charles William Hackett, age 21, of 12 Watkin Street, Sheffield, he m. 18 June 1911, Harriet Jackson, b. 1889-90 (aged 21 at marriage). The record names his father as John Hackett, forgeman, and the witnesses were John William Hudson [probably the same person on the 1901 census at 7 Watkin Lane] and Rebecca Hudson.[89] They had at least the following child:
    1. Ronald Hackett, b. 6 June 1922. He was the father of Ron Hackett, our informant, who was born in Sheffield but left there in 1969.
  4. Frederick Hackett, b. 1891-92 at Sheffield.
  5. Lydia Hackett, b. 1893-94 at Sheffield.
  6. Caroline Hackett, b. 1895-96 at Sheffield.
  7. Christina Hackett, b. 1897-98 at Sheffield.
  8. Herbert Hackett, b. 1899-1900 at Sheffield.

7. George James5 Hackett, of Sprucedale, McMurrich Tp., in the Parry Sound District, Ontario George James Hackett and Lilly Mason (25 miles northwest of Huntsville), son of Richard Hackett, of Brightside Bierlow, Sheffield, Yorkshire, by the latter’s wife, Matilda Stones, was b. 26 Feb. 1868 at Sheffield, d. 27 March 1949, and is buried with his wife in the Sprucedale Cemetery. He was living with his parents in 1881 but not in 1901. He m. 13 Sept. 1890 in Christ Church parish, Pitsmoor, Sheffield, Lilly Mason, b. 24 July 1871, d. 21 May 1942. They ran a fish-and-chip shop in Sheffield until they came to Canada in February of 1907, travelling from Liverpool to Halifax and then to Toronto. Later, they farmed at Sprucedale. “Mrs. L. Hackett” is named as the next-of-kin of their son Alfred on his enlistment for military duty in 1918. George and Lilly had seven children, who were probably born at or near Sheffield:

  1. Lily Hackett[90]; m. Ernest Heal, formerly of Somerset, England, and settled at Toronto. They had three children:
    1. Raymond Heal, b. 10 April 1923, d. unmarried in March 1945. According to his cousin’s son, John Ronald Hackett, “Raymond Heal was captured during WW2 at the Battle of Caen July 1944. He was held as a prisoner of War at Stalage B. In Feb. 1945 the Germans started marching him and other prisoners through Czechoslovakia. He was very cold and hungry. He died while sleeping in a barn in March 1945 during the march. The war ended that year.”
    2. Stanley Heal, b. 23 Nov. 1928, d. 6 Dec. 1985 at Scarborough, Ontario. He m. Margaret ____, who d. in 2001. They have two children:
      1. Paul Heal, b. 14 Aug. 1955, d. in 1982 of brain-stem cancer. He m. Patricia ____. They had no children.
      2. Carol Heal, b. 5 June 1956, m. Daniel Mitchell, from Newfoundland. They reside in Ontario and have two children:
        1. Aleina Nicole Mitchell Born Dec 3, 1994 and
        2. Paul Stanley Mitchell Born January 21,1999.
    3. Audry Heal, b. 25 Sept. 1921, living at Victoria, British Columbia, in Dec. 2006, who supplied information to us via John Ronald Hackett. She m. Arthur Gorse, b. 28 Feb. 1918, d. 5 Jan. 2001. They have three children:
      1. Pamela Audry Gorse, b. 16 Aug. 1944.
      2. Nancy Gorse, b. 29 Nov. 1947.
      3. Raymond Arthur Gorse, b. 2 April 1949.
  2. George Hackett, Jr. According to his grandnephew, John Ronald Hackett, he was 6'6" or 6'7" tall. He m. Kitty Wildgoose.
  3. Alfred Hackett, b. 18 Sept. 1896 at Sheffield, killed in action in WWI, at the age of about 22 years. He enlisted in the Canadian Expeditionary Force on 9 April 1918, giving his address as no. 88 Boultbee Avenue, Toronto, his occupation as labourer, and his next-of-kin as his mother, Mrs. L. Hackett.[91]
  4. Leonard Hackett; m. Margaret ________, and settled in the Toronto area.
  5. Roland Hackett; married and moved to the area of Chatham, Ontario.
  6. Walter Hackett, who was still alive in 1978, when he received a medal for many years of service in the St. John’s Ambulance Corps (see photograph below). He m. Elvira Bast, of the Wellesley, Ontario area and they settled in Guelph. Walter and Elvira had three children:
    1. Ronald Bast Hackett; m. Alma Hodgson, of Forest, Ontario. They have four children:
      1. John Ronald Hackett (our informant); m. Sharon Ross, of Northern Irish ancestry, and they have four children: Ashley, Joel, Willow, and Naomi.
      2. Nancy Elizabeth Hackett; m. David Moon, formerly of Roseisle, Manitoba. They have three children: Aaron, Ryan, and Tiffany.
      3. Brent Albin Walter Hackett; m. Angela Faye Connelly and has four children: Nicole, Lucas, Micah, and Michaela.
      4. Bryan James Hackett; married but currently has no children.
    2. Arthur James Hackett.
    3. Carolyn Hackett.
  7. Norman Hackett, d. at the age of 1 year.


Notes

1Wirksworth area census, 1841 … covering Alderwasley, Ashleyhay, Biggin, Bonsall, Brassington, Callow, Carsington, Cromford, Griffe Grange, Hopton, Ible, Idridghay, Ireton wood, Ironbrooke, Kirk Ireton, Matlock, Middleton, [and] Wirksworth, transcribed by John Palmer, available online at http://www.wirksworth.org.uk/census.htm#1841.
2Wirksworth area census, 1851 … covering Alderwasley, Ashleyhay, Biggin, Bonsall, Brassington, Callow, Carsington, Cromford, Griffe Grange, Hopton, Hulland Ward, Ible, Idridghay, Ireton Wood, Ironbrooke, Kirk Ireton, Matlock, Middleton-by-Wirksworth, Shottle, Tansley, [and] Wirksworth (all in Derbyshire, England), transcribed by John Palmer, available online at http://www.wirksworth.org.uk/census.htm#1851.
3Wirksworth area census, 1861 … including Alderwasley, Ashleyhay, Biggin, Bonsall, Brassington, Hulland Ward, Idridgehay, Ireton Wood, Shottle, Callow, Carsington, Cromford, Griffe Grange, Hopton, Ible, Ironbrook, Kirk Ireton, Matlock, Middleton, and Tansley, transcribed by John Palmer, available online at http://www.wirksworth.org.uk/census.htm#1861.
4A hyperlinked index for the 1871 Census for … Alderwasley, Ashlehay, Biggin, Bonsall, Brassington, Callow, Carsington, Cromford, Griffe Grange, Hopton, Hulland Ward, Ible, Idridghay, Ireton Wood, Ironbrook, Kirk Ireton, Matlock, Middleton, Shottle, Tansley and Wirksworth, transcribed by John Palmer, available online at http://www.wirksworth.org.uk/census.htm#1871.
5A hyperlinked index for the 1881 Census for … Alderwasley, Ashlehay, Biggin, Bonsall, Brassington, Callow, Carsington, Cromford, Griffe Grange, Hopton, Hulland Ward, Ible, Idridghay, Ireton Wood, Ironbrook, Kirk Ireton, Matlock, Middleton, Shottle, Tansley and Wirksworth, transcribed by John Palmer, available online at http://www.wirksworth.org.uk/census.htm#1881.
6A hyperlinked index for the 1891 Census for … Alderwasley, Ashlehay, Biggin, Bonsall, Brassington, Callow, Carsington, Cromford, Griffe Grange, Hopton, Hulland Ward, Ible, Idridghay, Ireton Wood, Ironbrook, Kirk Ireton, Matlock, Middleton, Shottle, Tansley and Wirksworth, transcribed by John Palmer, available online at http://www.wirksworth.org.uk/census.htm#1891.
7A hyperlinked index for the 1901 Census for … Alderwasley, Ashlehay, Biggin, Bonsall, Brassington, Callow, Carsington, Cromford, Griffe Grange, Hopton, Hulland Ward, Ible, Idridghay, Ironbrook, Kirk Ireton, Matlock, Middleton, Shottle, Tansley and Wirksworth, transcribed by John Palmer, available online at http://www.wirksworth.org.uk/census.htm#1901.
8Wirksworth Parish Registers: Parish Registers 1608-1899, at http://www.wirksworth.org.uk/frontpag.htm#1; Marriage Witnesses 1754-1899, at http://www.wirksworth.org.uk/frontpag.htm#19.
9Matlock Parish Registers, 1637-1856, transcribed by John Palmer, Bernie Freeman, and Ivor Neal, available online at http://www.wirksworth.org.uk/MK-X-01.htm.
10Patrons’ submission record, extracted in IGI.
11Pigot’s 1831 Directory of Derbyshire [extracts], available online at http://www.wirksworth.org.uk/A64-1831.htm; Pigot’s Commercial Directory of Derbyshire, 1835, available online at http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/DBY/Pigot1835/dbymatlo.html.
12Bagshaw’s 1846 Trade Directory: Surname Index for Derby Borough, H to J, available online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~brett/bagde_hj.htm.
13Civil registration of death, from a copy kindly supplied by Ron Hackett.
14History, Gazetteer and Directory of the County of Derby (Sheffield: Francis White & Co., 1857), p. 468, available online at http://www.andrewspages.dial.pipex.com/dby/cromford/w1857.htm.
15Benjamin Bryan, Matlock Manor and Parish (London, 1903), p. 267.
16IGI.
17Death certificate.
18The age of 47 years reported on her tombstone (as read for us by Bev Sadler-Oster) agrees with the official record of her death, against, the parish register, which states her age as 43 years.
19The marriage was registered civilly in the Belper District, 4th quarter, 1841, vol. 19, p. 396; original record not seen.
20Derbyshire Record Office, M252, p. 343 (1861 will book).
211871 Census, City or Borough of Manchester, Parish or Township of Ardwick, p. 2; RG 10/3977, folio 30, from an extract kindly supplied by Ron Hackett. The entry reads:
name            relat.   cond. age  birthplace / occupation
-----------------------------------------------------------
Mary Hackett    head        W  60   Cromford, Derbyshire
  accountant Widow
Richard Hackett son         M  28   Cromford, Derbyshire
  foreman compositor
Mary Hackett    dau.-in-law M  29   Wirksworth, Derbyshire
John Swinscoe   grandson*   S  23   Cromford, Derbyshire
  letter press painter
=====
[* He was actually the head's step-grandson]
22The marriage was registered civilly in the Belper District, 2nd quarter, 1838, vol. 19, p. 317; original record not seen.
231841 Census, Matlock District, Ednumeration District 91, p. 19.
241861 Census of England, Derbyshire, Matlock, enumeration district 18, p. 6; RG9/2542, as transcrbed by John Palmer. The entry reads:
name       relat. cond. age gender occupation birthplace
-------------------------------------------------------------
Edward Storer  head  M  48  M  cordwainer       Cromford
Maria    "     wife  M  47  F  ----             Cromford
Richard  "     son   U  21  M  cordwainer       Cromford
James    "     son      14  M  cordwainer       Cromford
Edward   "     son      12  M  marble turner    Cromford
William  "     son       6  M  scholar          Cromford
251851 Census, enumeration district: Derby, Parish or Township of Litchurch, p. 16; H.O. 107/2143, folio 403, from an extract kindly supplied by Ron Hackett. The entry reads:
name               relat. cond. age  birthplace / occupation
------------------------------------------------------------
William Hackett       head  M  34   Cromford, Derbyshire
  engineer and machinist
Mary Ann Hackett      wife  M  31   Wirksworth, Derbyshire
Matilda Hackett       dau.  U   7   Matlock, Derbyshire
Lewis William Hackett son       4   Cromford, Derbyshire
Alfred Joseph Hackett son       2   Litchurch, Derbyshire
John Hardman       lodger      30   Birmingham
  painter and glazier
261861 Census, enumeration district: Bakewell, Parish or Township of Cromford, p. 6; RG 9/2542, folio 158, from an extract kindly supplied by Ron Hackett. The entry reads:
name               relat. cond. age  birthplace / occupation
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William Armfield    head  mar.  23   Whaley, Derbyshire
  engine smith
Mary Ann Armfield   wife  mar.  33   Middleton, Derbyshire
Matilda Hackett     dau.  unm.  17   Cromford, Derbyshire
  cotton winder
Lewis Hackett       son         14   Cromford, Derbyshire
  stationary engine feeder, High Peak Railway
Alfred J Hackett    son         12   Derby, Derbyshire
  Scholar
Herbert H Hackett   son          9   Derby, Derbyshire
  Scholar
27Wesleyan Baptisms, Cromford, 1806-1837, transcribed by Jean Durbin from Cromford Wesleyan Circuit Births & Baptisms 1806-1837 [Family History Library 0590680], available online at http://www.wirksworth.org.uk/88-Wcm-c.htm.
28Swinscoe extracts from 1881 census, available online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~swinscoe/Dby.html.
291881 Census of England, lancashire, Ardwick, RG 11, piece 3895, folio 116, p. 54 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,341,930].
30His birth was registered in the Bakewell District in the 3rd quarter of 1856, but we have not checked the original record.
31Swinscoe extracts from 1881 census, available online at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~swinscoe/Dby.html.
32Information from Stuart Flint, whose wife is a Slack descendant.
331881 Census of England, Derbyshire, City of Derby, RG 11, piece 3399, folio 83, p. 1 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,341,812].
34Marriage certificate.
35Death registered in the October-December quarter of 1900 in the Bakewell registration district, vol. 7b, p. 443; this entry was brought to our attention by Ron Hackett.
36Death registered in the October-December quarter of 1887 in the Bakewell registration district, vol. 7b, p. 405; this entry was brought to our attention by Ron Hackett.
37 ........ [need to get rest of citation from Ron Hackett], p. 8; RG10/3626, folio 55.
381881 Census of England, Derbyshire, Great Longstone with Holme, RG 11, piece 3447, folio 20, p. 6 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,341,825].
391891 Census of England, Derbyshire, Bakewell, p. 4; RG12/2774, folio 143, from an extract kindly supplied by Ron Hackett.
40Birth certificate, naming his father John Hackett as a platelayer; ex inf. Ron Hackett.
41This entry was brought to our attention by Ron Hackett.
42This entry was brought to our attention by Ron Hackett.
43We should point out the possibility of confusion which exists between him and his half-nephew, Richard Hackett, son of George Hackett, below. The age of both is given as 8 years in 1851, so their births must have occurred within a twelve-month period.
44Civil registration of death, from a copy kindly supplied by Ron Hackett.
45Death notice of Richard Hackett, High Peak News, 28 July 1900, p. 8, col. 3, available online at http://www.wirksworth.org.uk/B64-HACK.htm#obituary.
461881 Census of England, Lancashire, Hulme, RG 11, piece 3926, folio 59, p. 15 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,341,938].
471891 Census of England, Administrative County of Manchester, District of Manchester, Ward and Civil Parish of Cheetham, Parish of St. Albans, p. 32; RG12/3262, folio 17, from an extract kindly supplied by Ron Hackett. The entry reads:
name          relat. cond. age birthplace / occupation
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Richard Hackett  head  M   48  Cromford
  Printer Compositor
Ann Hackett      wife  M   42  Salford
Mary O. Hackett  dau.  S   19  Ardwick, Lancashire
  Dress mantle maker
John T. Hackett  son   S   18  Lancashire, Hulme
  Printers Apprentice
Ellen Hackett    dau.  S   13  Lancashire, Hulme
  Mantle maker
Edith Hackett    dau.  S   5   Lancashire, Hulme
481881 census of England, Yorkshire, Sculcoates, RG 11, piece 4764, folio 113, p. 13 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,342,151].
49Death registered in the Sheffield registration district in the October-December quarter of 1876, vol. 9c, p. 288. This entry was brought to our attention by Ron Hackett.
50This marriage was registered in the Bakewell district, 1st quarter, 1842, vol. 19, p. 293; original record not yet checked.
51Death registered in the Sheffield registration district in the April-June quarter of 1875, vol. 9c, p. 329. This entry was brought to our attention by Ron Hackett.
521861 Census of England, District of Sheffield, Municipal Borough of Sheffield, Park Ward, Ecclesiastical Parish of St. Johns Park, p. 9; RG 9/3290, folio 110, from an extract kindly supplied by Ron Hackett. The entry reads:
name             relat. cond.  age birthplace / occupation
----------------------------------------------------------
George Hackett    head   mar.  39  Derbyshire, Cromford
  iron turner and fitter
Lydia Hackett     wife   mar.  39  Derbyshire, Cromford
Richard Hackett   son    unm.  18  Derbyshire, Cromford
  hackle and gile marner [?]*
Emily Hackett     dau.   unm.  17  Derbyshire, Cromford
  silver plate maker [?]
Charles Hackett   son    unm.  16  Derbyshire, Cromford
  fork grinder
George Hackett    son          14  Derbyshire, Cromford
James Hackett     son          12  Derbyshire, Cromford
  table knife cutter
Lydia Hackett     dau.         10  Derbyshire, Cromford
  scholar
John Hackett      son.          8  Derbyshire, Cromford
  scholar
Albert Hackett    son           6  Derbyshire, Cromford
  scholar
Frederick Hackett son           3  Derbyshire, Cromford
  scholar
====
* perhaps this should read "file maker"? I have not 
personally examined the record -- J.B.D.
531871 Census of England, District of Sheffield, Municipal Borough of Sheffield, Park Ward, Ecclesiastical Parish of St. Johns Park, p. 17; RG 10/4688, folio 12, from an extract kindly supplied by Ron Hackett. The entry reads:
name            relat. cond. age birthplace / occupation
--------------------------------------------------------
George Hackett    head  mar.  49   Derbyshire, Cromford
  Engine fitter at ....
Lydia Hackett     wife  mar.  49   Derbyshire, Cromford
John Hackett      son         18   Derbyshire, Cromford
  Moulder Jnr
Albert Hackett    son         16   Derbyshire, Cromford
  File cutter
Frederick Hackett son         13   Derbyshire, Cromford
  Office boy
54This birth was registered in the Bakewell district, 3rd quarter, 1845.
551881 Census of England, London, Clerkenwell, subdistrict: Amwell, enumeration district 7b, p. 14; PRO RG11/0351, folio 10.
561891 Census of England, London, registration district: Holborn, subdistrict: Amwell, enumeration district 5, p. 3, PRO RG12/225, folio 4 [Family History Library microfilm no. 6,095,335].
571901 Census of England, London, Registration district: Holborn, subdistrict: Amwell, enumeration district 17, p. 3; RG13/253, folio 87.
58The marriage was registered in the April-June quarter of 1894 in the Holborn registration district, vol. 1b, p. 893; original record not checked.
59Presumably the child of this name whose birth was registered in the Bakewell district, 1st quarter, 1847.
60The marriage was registeed in the first quarter of 1869 in the Sheffield registration district, vol. 9c, p. 476. This entry was kindly brought to our attention by Ron Hackett.
61Death recorded in the July-September quarter of 1898 in the Manchester registration district, vol. 8d, p. 311; this entry was kindly brought to our attention by Ron Hackett.
621881 Census of England, Lancashire, City of Manchester, RG 11, piece 4003, folio 42, p. 77 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,341,955]. The entry reads:
John Milner          head       M  64  Sheffield, York, England
  gen'l laborer
George Hackett       son-in-law M  34  Cromford, Derby, England
  gen'l laborer
Emily Hackett        dau.       M  34  Sheffield, Derby, England
Lydia Bertha Hackett grand-dau. --  6  Sheffield, Derby, England
  scholar
631891 Census of England, Municipal Borough and Civil Parish of Manchester, Municipal Ward of Harpurhey, Ecclesiastical Parish of St. Augustines, p. 18; RG12/3246, folio 52, from an extract kindly supplied by Ron Hackett. The entry reads:
name               relat. cond. age   birthplace / occupation
-------------------------------------------------------------
George Hackett       head   M   44    Cromford, Derbyshire
  grease maker [for] tallow
Emily Hackett        wife   M   45    Sheffield, Yorkshire
Lydia Bertha Hackett dau.   S   16    Sheffield, Yorkshire
  shirt maker
64Marriage registered in the fourth quarter of 1898 in the Manchester registration district, vol. 8d, p. 520; this entry was kindly brought to our attention by Ron Hackett.
651901 Census of England, Municipal Borough and Civil Parish of Manchester, Municipal Ward of Harpurhey, Ecclesiastical Parish of St. Oswald, p. 37; RG 13/3756, folio 81, from an extract kindly supplied by Ron Hackett. The entry reads:
name             relat. cond. age  birthplace / occupation
----------------------------------------------------------
George Hackett   Head      M  54   Cromford, Derbyshire
  grease maker [for] railway
Bridget Hackett  Wife      M  49   Ireland
  house work
Alice Ann Conway step-dau.    13   Lane Manchester
66Her birth was registed in the second quarter of 1875 in the Sheffield registration district, vol. 9c, p. 461. This entry was kindly brought to our attention by Ron Hackett.
67Marriage registered in the July-September quarter of 1896 in the Manchester registration district, vol. 8d, p. 486; this entry was kindly brought to our attention by Ron Hackett.
681881 Census of England, Yorkshire, Brightside Bierlow, RG 11, piece 4664, folio 92, p. 31 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,342,128].
69Information from Bev Sadler-Oster. The marriage was registered in the January-March quarter of 1869 in the Sheffield registration district, vol. 9c, p. 323.
70Controlled extraction of the Dronefield parish register, indexed in the IGI. The statement in the 1881 census that he was born at Brimington — a chapelry in the parish of Chesterfield, Derbyshire — is surely erroneous.
711881 Census of England, Yorkshire, City of Sheffield, p. 14; RG 11, piece 4653, folio 58 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,342,124]. The entry reads:
name     relation cond. gender age  birthplace          occupation
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
John Sadler    head   M   M   29    Derby: Brimington   iron moulder
Lydia Sadler   wife   M   F   30    Derby: Cromford
Martha Sadler  dau.       F   8     York: Stocksbridge
Lydia Sadler   dau.       F   6     York: Sheffield
John Sadler    son        M   5     York: Sheffield
Emma Sadler    dau.       F   3     York: Sheffield
Fanny Sadler   dau.       F   8 mo. York: Sheffield
721891 Census of England, Yorkshire, Registration district: Ecclesall Bierlow, Subdistrict: Nether Hallam, Enumeration district 20, p. 40; RG12, piece 3796, fo. 109. The entry reads:
name       relation cond. age   birthplace         occupation
-------------------------------------------------------------------------
John Sadler       head  M  39    Derby: Dronefield  iron moulder
Lydia Sadler      wife  M  42    Derby: Cromford
Lydia Sadler      dau.  S  16    York: Sheffield   ass't in spice factory
John Sadler       son   -  15    York: Sheffield   ----
Emma Sadler       dau.  -  12    York: Sheffield   scholar
Fanny Sadler      dau.  -  10    York: Sheffield   scholar
Thomas Sadler     son   -   8    York: Sheffield   scholar
Joel Sadler       son   -   6    York: Sheffield   scholar
Ellen Sadler      dau.  -   4    York: Sheffield
William O. Sadler son   -   2    York: Sheffield
Agnes Sadler      dau.  -  10mo. York: Sheffield
73 1901 Census of England, Registration district: Sheffield, Subdistrict: East Brightside, Enumeration district 27, p. 16; RG13, piece 4381, fo. 63. The entry reads:
name   relation  cond. age     birthplace         occupation
------------------------------------------------------------
James* Sadler   head   M  49   Derby: Dronefield  steel moulder
Lydia Sadler    wife   M  50   Derby: Cromford
Fanny Sadler    dau.   S  20   York: Sheffield    mother's help
Thomas Sadler   son    S  18   York: Sheffield    cutler
Joel Sadler     son    S  16   York: Sheffield    hair dresser
William Sadler  son    -  12   York: Sheffield
Agnes Sadler    dau.   -  10   York: Sheffield
Alice A. Sadler dau.   -   6   York: Sheffield
====
* sic
74Registration district: Sheffield, Subdistrict: Brightside, Enumeration district 37, p. 2; Class: RG11; Piece: 4662; Folio: 4 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,342,127]. The entry reads:
name           relation cond. age   birthplace              occupation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Martha Sadler    head     W    59   Derby: Birmingham        ----
Thomas Sadler    son      Unm. 27   Derby: Whittington Moor  painter
Samuel Sadler    son      Unm. 21   Derby: Birmingham        hairdresser
Fanny Sadler     dau.     Unm. 19   Derby: Birmingham        dressmaker
Joseph H. Sadler grandson --   10   Yorkshire: Sheffield     scholar
75Marriage registered in the October-December quarter of 1901 in the Eccleshall Bierlow registration district, vol. 9c, p. 707.
76New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957, National Archives microfilm series T715, roll T715_1066. The entry reads:
name            age    occ.    last perm. res.
-----------------------------------------------
Nellie Saddler   24    wife    Ridgway
Ronald Saddler    6    child   Chesterfield
Marjorie Saddler  3    child   Chesterfield
Thomas Saddler   11mo. infant  Chesterfield
====
Ship Name: Cedric
Port of Arrival: New York, New York 
Intended destination: Walden, New York
Nearest Relative: Mr. & Mrs. Dracup, Heeley, Sheffield
771920 U.S. Federal Census, New York, Orange Co., Montgomery Tp., Enumeration District 134, p. 7A; roll T625_1253. The entry reads:
name       relation cond. age  birthplace  occupation
-----------------------------------------------------------------
Thomas Sadler    head  M  37     England  cutler in cutlery works
Nellie Sadler    wife  M  36     England
Ronald Sadler    son   S  17     England  cutler in cutlery works
Marjorie Sadler  dau.  S  15     England
Thomas Sadler    son   S  13     England
Nellie Sadler    dau.  S   7     England
Lewis Sadler     son   S 3 5/12  New York
====
Entire family of English origin; all persons of English-born parentage
781930 U.S. Federal Census, New York, Orange Co., Montgomery Tp., Enumeration District 49, p. 10A; roll 1633. The entry reads:
name            relation cond. age   birthplace  occupation
----------------------------------------------------------
Nellie Sadler        head   M   46   England    ----
Ronald Sadler        son    S   28   England    truckman (own truck)
Nellie Sadler        son    S   17   New York
Louis Sadler         son    S   13   New York
Madeline L. Stefane  granddau.   7   New York
====
Entire family of English origin; all persons of English-born parentage except
Madeline L. Stefane, whose father was born in New York
79Donna Sadler, posting to Sadler Family Genealogy Forum dated 9 Sept. 2005, at http://genforum.genealogy.com/sadler/messages/2229.html.
801881 Census of England, Yorkshire, Brightside Bierlow, RG 11, piece 4663, folio 137, p. 6 [Family History Library microfilm no. 1,342,127].
811901 census of England, Yorkshire, Sheffield, Brightside Bierlow, RG13, piece 4377, folio 77, p. 17.
82Information from her great-grandnephew, John Ronald Hackett.
83Information from her great-grandnephew, John Ronald Hackett.
84Information from her great-grandnephew, John Ronald Hackett.
85Information from his great-grandnephew, John Ronald Hackett.
86This account draws very heavily on material submitted by Ron Hackett, to whom we are deeply grateful.
871891 Census of England, Administrative County of Sheffield, Municipal Borough of Sheffield, Municipal Ward and Civil Parish of Nether Hallam, p. 8; RG12/3796, folio 30, per Ron Hackett. The entry reads:
John Rodwell       head  36  Derbyshire, Cromford
  builders labourer
Annie M. Rodwell   wife  25  Yorkshire, Sheffield
Ann A. Rodwell     dau.   6  Yorkshire, Sheffield
Sarah A. Rodwell   dau.   3  Yorkshire, Sheffield
Charles W. Rodwell son    1  Yorkshire, Sheffield
As Ron Hackett observes, the family structure and location fit almost perfectly what is known about this family except that the head is about one year too young, and it is difficult to imagine such a strong resemblance occuring by chance. Furthermore, the names of John Rodwell and the other occupants cannot be found in any of the 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, or 1901 censuses. Considering the similarity in length and in overall shape of the words “Hackett” and “Rodwell,” it seems likely that the error was introduced at the stage of the enumerator’s transcription.
88The birth registrations, all at Sheffield, for which the original records have not been obtained, are as follows:
1. Annie Hackett, 1884, 4th quarter, vol. 9c, p. 481.
2. Sarah A. Hackett, 1888, 1st quarter, vol. 9c, p. 449.
4. Frederick Hackett, 1891, 3rd quarter, vol. 9c, p. 371.
5. Lydia Hackett, 1893, 3rd quarter, vol. 9c, p. 387.
6. Caroline Hackett, 1895, 3rd quarter, vol. 9c, p. 383.
7. Christina Hackett, 1898, 1st quarter, vol. 9c, p. 383.
8. Herbert Hackett, 1899, 4th quarter, vol. 9c, p. 404.

89Ron Hackett notes that the marriage of a John William Hudson and Rebecca Saddington was recorded in the first quarter of 1902 at Sheffield, vol. 9c, p. 721.
90Her grandnephew, John Ronald Hackett, notes that her name was spelt with only one L before the Y, whereas her mother’s was spelt with two.
91Soldiers of the First World War website, citing RG 150, Box 3906 - 12.


Some Sites of Related Interest

  • Cromford Village in Derbyshire, by Yvonne Daykin
    <http://www.pandyweb.freeserve.co.uk/crom_his.html>
  • From the Genealogy Page of John Blythe Dobson
    URL = cybrary.uwinnipeg.ca/people/Dobson/genealogy/ff/Hackett.cfm
    This page written 7 November 2000
    Last revised 15 August 2008