Samuel Midgley married Jane Burnett and left for America in January 1845. See letter and translation from Stock Hill [Stockeld] near Wetherby dated December 1845.
David Midgley and Elizabeth Crowther
David was a son of Joseph Midgley b. 1771 at Hambledon in Yorkshire. He migrated to Canada in 1882 with his wife, Elizabeth accompanied by David's sister, Susannah, son Thomas and two grandsons, Frederick and Walter. Eventually the family re-migrated to California USA and settled at Menlo Park. In the1851 census David was described as a farmer of 54 acres employing one labourer. By the 1881 census he was described as a corn miller and farmer of 98 acres employing three men at Woodhouse near Normanton.
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John Calvert Midgley
Philip and Elizabeth Midgley migrated to the U.S. about 1838 when John Calvert Midgley was about seven years old. The family were in Minnesota in 1860.
John Calvert's seven children were :
* Elizabeth Ellen Maria Midgley [eldest child] born in Minnesota 1858. Elizabeth married Edwin R. Temple in Wisconsin, moving to Iowa and then
Washington state.This is Rella's husband's great grandmother.
* Earnest C. Midgley
* Ida Ina b. 1871 Osage, Iowa, buried at Wheatland, North Dakota. Ida is Norma's great-grandmother.
* Charles J.
Contact: Norma Jean Jones [Norma
your email seems to be out of date, Rella would like to contact you]
According to Carol Yonkers:
Descendants of John Calvert Midgley
Generation No. 1
1. John Calvert2 Midgley (Philip1) was born 24 May 1832 in Yorkshire, England, and died Bet. 1900 and 1910 in Wheatland, North Dakota. He married Ellen Kinney 12 Jan 1853 in White Creek, Kenosha, Wisconsin, daughter of Benjamin Kinney and Maria Metcalf. She was born 03 Nov 1835 in Chadwick Mills, Oneida, New York,, and died Aft. 1910 in Wheatland, North Dakota.
Notes for John Calvert Midgley:
John Calvert's father belonged to royalty in England but he married a commoner so was disowned. He later emigrated to America when he was 7 years old according to information given to Rella Gleaton. According to Laura Mercer Paasche they moved to Winona, Minnesota in 1843. Birth Date verified by 1860 census.
Notes for Ellen Kinney:
Birth Date verified by 1860 census.
Marriage Notes for John Midgley and Ellen Kinney: 1860 Census Geneva, Freeborn, Minnesota Sheet No. 1 June 11, 1860 Name Age Work Birth John C Midgley 28 Farmer England Ellen 25 New York Elizabeth E. M. 1 Minnesota
Burr Oak, Mitchell, Iowa Sheet No. 2 July 8, 1870 Name Age Work Birth
John Midgley 45 Farmer England Ellen 30 Keeps house New York Eliza 12 Minn Earnest 6 Minn Mary 2 Wis
Liberty, Mitchell, Iowa Sheet No. 16 June 18, 1880
Name Age Relation Work Self Father Mother
John C Midgley 50 Head Farmer Eng Eng Eng
Ellen 47 Wife Keep House NY NY NY
Earnest 16 Son Wis Eng NY
Mary 12 Daughter Wis Eng N Y
Ida 8 Daughter Iowa Eng NY
Charlie 5 Son Iowa Eng NY
Wm H 2 Son Iowa Eng NY
Oman Armstrong 12 Servant Farm Hand Wis Wis NY
Sam Paulson 25 Servant Farm Hand Nor Nor Nor
Daniel Edwards 20 Servant Farm Hand Ill
Harase Hodge 30 Servant Farm Hand Mich
Thomas Roash 20 Servant Farm Hand Ire Ire Ire
Anderson Garrett 26 Servant Farm Hand Ill NY Ind
Elnora Garrett 19 Servant House Keeper Ill NY Mich
Glena G Garrett 1 Iowa Ill Ill
Wheatland, Cass, North Dakota Sheet No. 2 June 2, 1900
Name Relation Birth Date Self Father Mother Work
John C. Midgeley Head May 1830 Eng Eng Eng Farmer
Ellen Wife Nov 1835 NY Conn Conn
William H Son May 1878 Iowa Eng NY At school
Bertha McLean Daughter Apr 1880 Iowa Eng NY
Malcolm McLean Son-in-law Mar 1876 Can Scot Scot Farmer
William Montgomery Servant Jul 1872 Minn Can Can Laborer
Edward Cole Servant Dec 1845 Ohio Penn Scot Laborer
Royal O Johnson Servant Dec 1835 Mich Ohio Ohio Laborer
Harry Shephard Servant Jul 1869 Mass Ver Ver Laborer Frank
Yonick Servant Jan 1878 Ill Ger Ger Laborer
More About John Midgley and Ellen Kinney:
Marriage: 12 Jan 1853, White Creek, Kenosha, Wisconsin
Children of John Midgley and Ellen Kinney are:
2 i. Elizabeth Ellen Marie3 Midgley, born 21 Aug 1858 in Wytoka, Winona, Minnesota; died 1934.
3 ii. Amanda Eliza Midgley, born 1860.
4 iii. Minnie Electia Rose Midgley, born 1862.
5 iv. Ernest Calvert Midgley, born Apr 1864 in Minnesota.
6 v. Mary Bell Lillian Midgley, born May 1868 in Wisconsin; died 20 May 1944 in St. Louis, Minnesota.
7 vi. Ida Inace Lillian Midgley, born 05 Jun 1871 in Osage, Mitchell, Iowa,; died 09 Nov 1953 in Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan, burried in Detroit Lakes, Minn.
8 vii. Charles John Midgley, born 27 Apr 1875 in Iowa.
9 viii. William Harvey Midgley, born 17 May 1878 in Iowa.
10 ix. Bertha Florence Midgley, born 01 Apr 1880 in Iowa; died Jul 1971 in Wheatland, North Dakota.
Contact: Carol Yonkers
Born 1797, Lightcliffe, near Halifax. Married in 1816 at Halifax Cathedral to Thomas Murgatroyd. Thomas migrated to America in 1821, Hannah followed her husband there the following year where she remained in the U.S. until 1835 when she and Thomas went to Ontario, Canada to reside at South Grimsby township, Lincoln county. Hannah lived here for 54 years before she died in 1889 at about the age of 92 years.
Thomas and Hannah had three sons and four daughters:
* Thomas Murgatroyd of Hiawatha, Kansas, 1889.
* Robert Murgatroyd of Ontario, Canada, 1889.
* Midgley Murgatroyd of Ontario, Canada, 1889.
* Mary [married David Matthew] of San Francisco, California, 1889.
* Elizabeth [married George Brant] of Ontario, Canada, 1889.
* Charlotte [not married in 1889] of Ontario, Canada, 1889.
* Emma [married John Freeman] of Niagara Falls, N.Y., 1889.
Obituary of Hannah (Midgley) Murgatroyd, date and place not shown but
assumed to be 1889, South Grimsby township, Lincoln county, Ontario, Canada:
Contact: Roger Connelly
Contact: Nancy Stevens
See Midgley of Wharfedale
Sarah Jane Midgley's parents were Robert Midgley born abt.1834 and
Clarissa Craven born 9th February 1896 [baptised 12th March 1837]
, they were both born in Keighley, West Yorkshire. [married 3rd quarter
1857]. Clarissa died Lowell, Middlesex, Mass. 22nd September 1896.
Robert married secondly Sarah McKillof in Lowell, Middlesex, Massachusetts on 20th October, 1897 daughter of Neil McKillof and Sarah McKinnon. Robert probably died in Lowell also but no death date ascribed.
Robert's parents were William Midgley and Ann Hartley [married 11th May 1830 within the parish of St. Andrews, Keighley]
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However Sarah's parents may not have come to America. Sarah entered through
Boston, Mass. on 26th May 1886 with her sister Alice. On the 4th
August 1886 they were followed through the same port by her brothers,
William and Craven, sister Lilley, Hartley, and a Mrs. Mary Midgley
[50 years of age, possibly an aunt]
Robert appears to have had nine children:
* Martha M. Midgley b.1859, Keighley, West Yorkshire, England.
*Sarah Jane Midgley b. 11th July 1865, Bradford, West Yorkshire.
* Mary Ann Midgley b.1861, Glusburn.
* Alice Midgley b.1867, Eastburn [migrated on ship "Kansas" arr. Boston 26th May 1886]
* Hartley Midgley b. February 1871, Sutton-in-Craven, Yorkshire.[Arrived Boston on the
"Kansas" 4th August, 1886]. Hartley married Edith Garfield and had two children, Flora E.
andGladys P. Midgley.
*Frank Midgley b.1873, Sutton-in-Craven, may have died in England, he may not have
accompanied the family.
* Lilley Midgley b. between 1868-1869 Eastburn, Yorkshire [Arrived Boston on the "Kansas"
4th August, 1886].
* Craven Midgley born April 1863, at Sutton-in-Craven, Yorkshire, England. He married, in Yorkshire, Sarah E. Morse born June 1864. They both arrived in Boston Harbour, Boston, Suffolk Massachusetts on the ship "Kansas" from Liverpool, England on 4th August 1886.
They had four children:
* Albert Midgley b. July 1889, Rhode Island.
* Merriam Midgley b. 2nd Jan.1892, Lowell, Middlesex, Mass.
* Sadie Midgley b. 22nd Dec.1894, Lowell, Mass.
* May Midgley b. 22nd Dec. 1894, Lowell, Mass., died 13th August 1898, Lowell.
* William [Willie"] Midgley b.1876, Baildon, West Yorkshire,arrived in
Boston Harbour, Boston Suffolk Massachusetts on the ship "Kansas"
from Liverpool, England on 4th August 1886.
Sarah Jane Midgley later married James Hargraves Bland on the 23rd May 1889 at Lowell, Massachusetts. James was born 6th October 1853 at Idle near Keighley which is not far from Bradford. Sarah and James then moved to Sanford, York County, Maine.
Wayne has other details of family members.
Contact: Wayne Sladen
His son John Henry Midgley was born 1858 died U.S.A. date unknown.
John Henry Midgley married Hannah Isabella Simpson b. 1859 d. 1928 she was buried at Undercliff cemetary [N.E. of Bradford] in a grave bought by her husband. John Henry went to the U.S.A. but Hannah did not. Hannah was by trade a butcher, her shop being at 303 Wakefield Road West Bowling, Bradford. John & Hannah had at least three children:
1. Henry b. 1891, d. 1911
2. Ernest who migrated to U.S.A. and died U.S.A. 1952.
3. Isabel Francis W.
In Undercliff cemetary there are also graves for:
Selina Bartle Midgley
who all died in infancy.
Francis MIDGLEY (M) C: 21 Sep1735 Father: Michael MIDGLEY
Thornton By Bradford
The 1881 Census [3rd April] shows a Francis Midgley living in Ovenden with a daughter, Sarah:
Dwelling: Bradshaw Lane
Census Place: Ovenden, York, England
Source: FHL Film 1342057 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4420 Folio 123 Page 11
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Sarah PRIESTLEY W 51 F Ovenden, York, England
Occ: Housekeeper Dom
Ellis PRIESTLEY U 10 M Thornton, York, England
Occ: Worsted Factory
Sam. PRIESTLEY U 18 M Thornton, York, England
Occ: Wool Sorter Wd
Francis MIDGLEY W 89 M Thornton, York, England
Occ: Retired Pensioner Royal Guards Blues
The 1881 census shows John Henry Midgley still resident in Yorkshire:
Dwelling: 319 Bowling O Lane
Census Place: Bowling, York, England
Source: FHL Film 1342061 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4440 Folio 76 Page 2
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
John H. MIDGLEY M 23 M Thornton, York, England
Occ: Rly Plate Layer
Hannah B. MIDGLEY M 22 F Baildon, York, England
Occ: Stuff Weaver
Mary A. MIDGLEY 2 F Pudsey, York, England
Contact: Derek Midgley
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