Henry Wigley born circa 1756.
Henry was married at Uttoxeter, St. Mary’s on 26 Mar 1783. Henry Wigley was a bachelor when he married Sarah Dutton at Uttoxeter. Both were residents of this parish, with witnesses William Banks and William Smith.
They then had the following children:-
- 3 April 1785 Grace baptised at Draycott in the Moors PR St. Margaret
- 3 Sept 1787 John Baptised at Draycott in the Moors, St. Margaret.
- 31 Jan 1790 Ann baptised at Draycott in the Moors, St. Margaret.
- 19 Nov 1792 George Baptised at Uttoxeter, St. Mary’s
- 11 Jan 1797 Thomas Baptised at Uttoxeter St. Mary’s
- 7 Apr 1799 Charles Baptised at Uttoxeter St. Mary’s
- 8 April 1801 Josiah baptised at Uttoxeter St. Mary’s
It then appears that Sarah died and Henry married another Sarah, and this does appear to be the same Henry as a witness at the second marriage was Thomas Dutton who was presumably a relative of Henry’s first wife.
Seen as Banns at St. Mary’s Uttoxeter and marriage at St. Edwards, Cheddleton
Marriage 27 Dec 1802 Henry Wigley of the parish of Uttoxeter to Sarah Locket signed X, Banns. Wit: Thomas Dutton and Elizabeth Eve. Minister Edward Powys. No Marital status recorded.
St. Mary’s Uttoxeter have the baptism of the following children to this couple.
- Bapt 3 Feb 1804 Frederick
- 26 Oct 1805 Sarah
- 23 Sept 1807 John. This John Mar. 5 Oct 1837 to Mary Ann Booth. Occ. Cheese skin manufacturer.
- 27 Apr 1810 Ann
- Burial 15 Apr 1812 Sarah Wigley – could be mother or daughter.
Henry Wigley mentioned as a Maw Dealer in 1828/9 in the post about Uttoxeter and Cheese.
Henry Wigley was buried in St. Mary’s Uttoxeter at age 90 on 18 Jun 1846 giving a date of birth about 1756
1834 White’s Directory under Butchers lists George Wigley High St, John Wigley High St. and Josiah Wigley Church St. Also John Wigley had the Cock Inn. Frederick Wigley was a Cheese Skin maker. Josiah Wigley also listed as a Dyer.
1835 Pigot’s Directory lists under Butchers George Wigley High St, John Wigley High St. and Josiah Wigley, Cotton Mill. Josiah also listed as a Cheese Factor. John also listed at the Cock Inn.
John and George Wigley both supplied meat to the Overseers of the Poor in Uttoxeter.
Note that Henry had a child named John with both wives. The elder John son of Sarah Dutton married on 21 April 1813 at St Mary’s, Uttoxeter when John Wigley, bachelor married Hannah Armishaw, spinster. Both of this parish, Wit; Tho. Ede and Ann Wigley
John and Hannah according to the census entries had several children
1841 Census HO107/1007 folio 7
Address- High Street, Uttoxeter,
|First name(s)||Last name||Gender||Age||Occupation||Birth place|
1851 Census Ho107/2010 folio 73
Address High Street, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
|Name||Last name||Relationship||Gender||Age||Occupation||Birth place|
|John||Wigley||Head||63||Farmer And Butcher||Draycott, Staffordshire|
|William||Dudley||Grand Son||Male||18||Assists His Grand Father||Uttoxeter, Staffordshire|
|James||Dudley||Grand Son||Male||15||Assists His Grand Father||Uttoxeter, Staffordshire|
|Joseph||Dudley||Grand Son||Male||13||Scholar||Uttoxeter, Staffordshire|
There was another child – Baptism at St. Mary’s Uttoxeter on 11 Sept 1816 John s/o John and Hannah Wigley, Butcher Buried 4 Feb 1817 age 6 moths
John was buried at St. Mary’s, Uttoxeter on 11 Aug 1852 aged 67 (DOB 1785)
Lichfield Wills calendar. Index to Death duty registers 30 Aug 1852 John Wigley of Uttoxeter with ADM to John Wigley. £50
Hannah out-lived John and the 1861 census RG09/1931 folio 10, reveals that Hannah went to live with her Daughter Ann at Church Street, Stoke upon Trent, Hanley Stoke-Upon-Trent,
William Henry Mossley a cow keeper and Town Crier and his wife Ann have with them William’s mother in law Hannah Wigley aged 79. Also Richard Thos. Dudley, nephew age 7 born Stoke.
1841 Census HO107/1007 folio 14
Address – High Street, Uttoxeter.
|First name(s)||Last name||Age||Occupation||Birth place|
|Isabella||Wigley||45||Not born Sts|
1851 Census.HO107/2010 folio 91
Address – Uttoxeter Heath, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire,
|Name(s)||Last name||Age||Occupation||Birth place|
|George||Wigley||57||Butcher & Innkeeper||Stramshall,Sts.|
|Isabella||Henderson||20||Dress Maker||Lazonby, Cumb.|
George Wigley was buried in St. Mary’s Uttoxeter on 23 March 1865 aged 73.
Josiah Wigley although listed in the 1834 and 35 Trade Directories as a Butcher appears to have changed occupation.
1841 Census HO107/ 1007 folio 9
Address Leasows, Uttoxter, Staffordshire
|first name||last name||gender||age||occupation||born|
1851 Census HO107/2010 folio 160
Address – Spiceal St. Uttoxeter.
|First name(s)||Last name||Relationship||Marital status||Age||Occupation||Birth place|
|Josiah||Wigley||Head||Married||50||Tanner, Fellmonger & Cheese Factor||Stramshall, Sts|
|Mary Ann||Wigley||Wife||Married||45||–||Uttoxeter, Sts|
|Mary Ann||Wigley||Dau.||Unm.||20||–||Uttoxeter, Sts|
|Josiah Stelle||Wigley||Son||–||7||–||Uttoxeter, Sts|
|Martha G||Wigley||Dau.||–||4||–||Uttoxeter, Sts|
|Arthur B||Wigley||Son||–||2||–||Uttoxeter, Sts|
Not found in the 1861 Census. Wife Mary Ann Wigley buried Uttoxeter 30 Jan 1859 age 51