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Midgley of Barnsley and South Yorkshire              Midgley


Historical Context
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Berneslai in the Domesday Book [1086], originally Beorn's Leah [ley, Lei, Leigh]. Barnsley was a coal mining centre in South Yorkshire from the 1800's, many of the seams occurring near the surface which rendered extensive open-cut methods. Newhall at Ardsley to the S.E. was the seat of the Bosville [Boswell] family for many years, this family are the inheritors of Adam Fitzswein's lands, an Anglian-Danish landowner of the 1100's. There are the remains of a priory, Monk Bretton  Brettone in 1086 [DB], Munkebretton 1225, formerly Lund at its founding in 1153 by Adam Fitzswein. To the west of the priory lies Cundy Cross, a place of sanctuary established by the monks of Lund. It was at Monk Bretton Priory a document was signed for Elizabeth de Staynton of Wolley Hall, to be admitted as a nun at the priory of Kirklees1. This Elizabeth is believed by some to have become the prioress of Kirklees and as Hunter2 and Walker1 engage, took the life of the brigand "Robyn Hood".
In the late 1700's and 1800's Barnsley was an area offering urban employment for agrarian workers at a time of  industrial development of Yorkshire.

             An early map of Barnsley and Monk Bretton Priory on the River Dearne.

 

 

Monk Bretton Priory In 1094 Cluniac monks  ame from the great motherhouse at La Charite-sur-Loire, France and established St. John's Priory at Pontefract. Monk Bretton priory also known as the convent of  Bretton Monochorum, dedicated to Mary Magdalene was founded by Adam FitzSwein in 1154. Adam was a local South Yorkshire landowner tenant of the de Lacys of the honour of Pontefract. The site chosen was at Lund (Bretton) near Barnsley, then a mere  hamlet.

 

            

 

 

*Phil Bedford's maternal grandmother was Sarah Jane Rollin b. 1864 d. 1897 who was nee Midgley, the daughter of Hannah Midgley b. 1845 d. 1872. Hannah was the daughter of William Midgley  b. 1810 d. 1872. and Sarah Dinnis or Dennis. b. 1814. All lived in the Nelson Street area of  of Barnsley.
Phil also has the Midgley name in his father's line. In 1764 Betty Midgley b. 1739 married Joseph Banks b. 1737 in Leeds. Betty was the daughter of Samuel Midgley b. 1711 and Sarah Lindley b. 1711 who married in Leeds in 1732. Samuel was the son of Samuel Midgley and Anne Brown married 1710 in Leeds.
Contact Phil Bedford


*Ed Midgley's grandfather Albert Edward was born in the mid 1870's at Barnsley. Later Albert migrated to Canada. See Midgley Emigrants to Canada
    Below are Albert's family members from the 1881 census:

Dwelling: 35 Bridge St
 Census Place: Barnsley, York, England
 Source: FHL Film 1342111     PRO Ref RG11    Piece 4601    Folio 54    Page 9
 Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Thomas MIDGLEY M 39  M Barnsley, York, England
 Rel: Head
 Occ: Engine Driver (Paper Mill)
Ann MIDGLEY M 36  F Stocksbridge Nr Sheffield, York, England
 Rel: Wife
Mary Ann MIDGLEY   13  F Barnsley, York, England
 Rel: Daur
 Occ: Scholar
Arthur MIDGLEY   9  M Barnsley, York, England
 Rel: Son
 Occ: Scholar
Albert# MIDGLEY   6  M Barnsley, York, England
 Rel: Son
 Occ: Scholar
Ada MIDGLEY   2  F Barnsley, York, England
 Rel: Daur
Sarah Ann MIDGLEY   6 m F Barnsley, York, England
 Rel: Daur

Contact: Ed Midgley


*Paul Hesketh has links to the following family:

Dwelling: The Bush Inn Kingstone Place
 Census Place: Barnsley, York, England
 Source: FHL Film 1342111     PRO Ref RG11    Piece 4603    Folio 136    Page 52
 Marr Age Sex Birthplace
James MIDGLEY M 53  M Barnsley, York, England
 Rel: Head
 Occ: Innkeeper
Ann MIDGLEY M 53  F Barnsley, York, England
 Rel: Wife
Frdk. MIDGLEY U 23  M Barnsley, York, England
 Rel: Son
 Occ: Grocers Assistant
Walter MIDGLEY U 19  M Barnsley, York, England
 Rel: Son
 Occ: Joiner (Journeyman)
Richard MIDGLEY   17  M Barnsley, York, England
 Rel: Son
 Occ: Cabinet Makers Apprentice
Herbert MIDGLEY   15  M Barnsley, York, England
 Rel: Son
 Occ: Printer Compositor Apprentice
Kate MIDGLEY   10  F Barnsley, York, England
 Rel: Daur
 Occ: Scholar
Jane MIDGLEY   16  F Barnsley, York, England
 Rel: Servant
 Occ: General Servt Domestic

The eldest son of James above was Edmund wh was not present in this household for the 188: census

Dwelling: 118 Park Rd
Census Place: Barnsley, York, England
 Source: FHL Film 1342111     PRO Ref RG11    Piece 4603    Folio 139    Page 58
 Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Edmund MIDGLEY M 25  M Barnsley, York, England
 Rel: Head
 Occ: Beef Butcher
Sarah Ann MIDGLEY M 25  F Barnsley, York, England
 Rel: Wife
John Jas. MIDGLEY   2  M Barnsley, York, England
 Rel: Son

From the I.G.I: James Midgley christened 23rd Sept. 1827 at St. Mary the Virgin, Barnsley, father John Midgley, mother Jane. 

For the James Midgley Christening, the Wakefield Archives microfiche was very a poor copy of this record, so Paul was allowed to look at the original parish register which was much clearer.  From this it was  noted that his parents were actually John & Jane. Paul has made a speculative Midgley family tree to be challenged, based on peoples occupations, location of homes, and hearsay.  Whilst trying to unravel Edmund & Sarah Ann's [first cousin] marriage, Paul noticed that two of her potential brothers Thomas and Richard were working as an engine driver and stoker respectively at a paper mill.  There used to be two paper mills within a mile of where they lived.  This is an interesting spin-off and worth further investigation to find the engine and confirm which Paper Mill it was, probably "The Star Paper Mill", (formally the Old Mill) Old Mill Lane Barnsley or "Smithies Paper Mill".  Two of them were Printer Compositors probably cousins working on the local newspaper printed nearby.
Paul also discovered that a Midgley [maiden name] is working in the Barnsley Library Archive who may be descended from William [b. 1810], innkeeper at the Gardener's Arms.

Paul now hypothesises that the Barnsley Midgleys' moved from the Halifax area around Midgley. The earliest Midgley that  Paul has identified in Barnsley is Thomas, born around 1760. The Linen Industry in Barnsley lasted from 1744 to 1957, and as it developed the population began to grow; local bleachers encouraged cotton industry workers from Lancashire and Cheshire to settle in Barnsley. Experienced weavers from the Halifax area were probably encouraged to move as well.
Paul also suggests a look at  the BDM  St. Catherine's Index for Barnsley from 1846-1902 from Rootsweb
Contact Paul Hesketh

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*Helen Coan has been studying the Disney surname and found a marriage certificate between Frederick Disney and Maggie Midgley in 1909 married at St. Edward the Confessor, Barnsley. Frederick also had a brother, William Thomas Disney who married Emily Midgley in  1897 at Darfield, Barnsley. Emily and Maggie do not appear to be directly related as they have different parents. Helen's line appears to coalesce with Paul Hesketh's lines above.

Name Maggie Midgley
Gender Female
Christening Date 12 Jul 1882
Christening Place St. George's, Barnsley, York, England
Father's Name John Midgley
Mother's Name Hannah Midgley
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England and Wales Census, 1901

Residence: Park Grove, Barnsley
John Midgley Head M 50 Butcher b~1851, Barnsley.
Hannah Midgley Wife F 53 Wife b~ 1848, Barnsley.
Harry Midgley Son M 22 Asst. Butcher, b~ 1879 Barnsley.
Maggie Midgley Dtr F 20 Daughter, b~1881 Barnsley.
Walter Midgley Son M 18 Asst. Butcher, b~1883, Barnsley
Laura Midgley Dtr F 17 Daughter, b~1884, Barnsley.


Maggie's marriage to Frederick Disney has not been located in the records yet, but a Maggie Midgley was possibly married in 2nd qtr of 1909 in Barnsley to a George Bartholemew Dutton

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John Midgley b. 1851 Barnsley
Ch: 25 May 1851 parents James Midgley and Ann(e) residing in Barnsley.


1851 census:
Reidence: Kingston Place, Barnsley. 
James Midgley* Head M 23 linen weaver,b~1828, Barnsley, Ch: 23 Sep 1827 at St. Mary the Virgin's, Barnsley.
Ann Midgley Wife F 22 b~1829, Barnsley
John Midgley Son M 0 b1851 Barnsley (<one year of age)
Dennis Ragan Lodger M 34 b. Ireland
Charles Ragan M 8 b. Barnsley, Yorkshire
Joseph Donovan Lodger M 28 Ireland
William Hardcastle Lodger M 25 b. Barnsley, Yorkshire

*This James is the same person as the James shown above in Paul Hesketh's researches.

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1861 census: James seems to be absent from the household at the time of this census.
Residence: Doncaster And Salter Brook Turnpike Road, Barnsley.
Ann Midgley Wife F 32 Barnsley, Yorkshire
John Midgley Son M 10 Barnsley, Yorkshire, Scholar
Jane Midgley Daughter F 7 b~ 1854, Barnsley, Yorkshire, Scholar
Edmund Midgley Son M 5 b.~ 1856, Barnsley, Yorkshire, Ch 25 Oct 1857, St. George's, Barnsley 
Frederick Midgley Son M 3 b~ 1858, Barnsley, Yorkshire
Sarah A Midgley Daughter F 1 b~1860, Barnsley, Yorkshire

By 1891 census, Edmund was a butcher with a family (4 sons and a daughter) residing in Lancaster Street, Barnsley.

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1871 census:
Residing Barnsley
James Midgley Head M 44 b~1827, Barnsley, Yorkshire, Grocer & Peonician Dealer
Ann Midgley Wife F 43 b~1828, Worsbrough, Yorkshire
John Midgley Son M 20 Barnsley, Yorkshire, Butcher
Jane Midgley Dtr F 17 Barnsley, Yorkshire, Assistant At Home
Edward Midgley Son M 15 Barnsley, Yorkshire, Assistant At Home
Frederic Midgley Son M 13 Barnsley, Yorkshire, Scholar
Sarah A Midgley Dtr F 11 Barnsley, Yorkshire, Scholar
Walter Midgley Son M 9 Barnsley, Yorkshire, Scholar
Richard Midgley Son M 7 Barnsley, Yorkshire, Scholar
Herbert Midgley Son M 5 Barnsley, Yorkshire, Scholar
Kate Midgley Dtr F 0 b~1871, Barnsley, Yorkshire (<one year of age)

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1881 census:
Residence: Kingston Place, Barnsley.
James Midgley Head M 53 Barnsley, Yorkshire, England, Innkeeper
Ann Midgley Wife F 53 Barnsley, Yorkshire, England
Fredrick Midgley Son M 23 Barnsley, Yorkshire, England, Grocer's Asst.
Walter Midgley Son M 19 Barnsley, Yorkshire, England, Joiner (Journeyman)
Richard Midgley Son M 17 b~1864, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England, Cabinet Makers Apprentice
Herbert Midgley Son M 15 b~1866, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England, Printer Compositor Apprentice
Kate Midgley Dtr F 10 b~1871, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England, Scholar
Jane Midgley Servant F 16 b~ 1865, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England, General Servt Domestic

James' parents were John Midgley and Jane. John was born ~1789 in Barnsley (ch: 1 Jan 1790, St. Mary the Virgin, Barnsley.) In the 1851 and 1861 census' he was listed as a 'linen weaver' and 'linen hand loom weaver' respectively. Jane, John's wife may be Jane Crowther who was born ~1789 at Cleckheaton, 'Birstal' where she was christened on 16th August 1789. Other possibilities for John's wife Jane are:

1. Jane 'Stainthorp' ch. 8 Nov 1789 at Cleckheaton, father William, mother Hannah.

2. Jane 'Widdup' ch. 19 July 1790 at Cleckheaton, father John, mother Elizabeth.

In 1861 John II had his  grandson, George Utley aged ten (scholar) residing with his family.

John I and  Jane's family consisted of at least:

1. John II ch. 23 May 1821 St. Mary the Virgin, Barnsley. 1871- Engine Driver.

2. James b~1827 Barnsley  1851- linen weaver, 1871 - Grocer & 'Peonician' Dealer, 1881 -  Inn keeper of The Bush Inn, Kingston(e) Place, Barnsley. (This is now closed but was slated to be re-opened as a cooperative food store.)

3. Hannah b~1830, Barnsley.

4. Jane b~1833 Barnsley

5. Richard b~1834 Barnsley. In 1861 Richard was an Iron Founder mechanics labourer.

 

John II Midgley b~ 1821, Barnsley married Sarah Ann b~1821 in Leeds.They had a very large family of at least ten children all born Barnsley except for Lucy and Albert:

1. John III b~1846

2. Thomas b~1849

3. Edwin b~1849 

4.  Mary Ann b~1851

5. Jane b~1853

6. Elizabeth b~1855

7. George E. b~1857

8. Richard b~ 1859 who in 1881 was an engine stoker at a paper mill.

9. Lucy A. b~1862

10. Albert b~1865

John I Midgley's parents were Thomas Midgley (est. birth year ~1760) and Sarah. It may be that Paul Hesketh's Thomas (the earliest Thomas Midgley in Barnsley) was encouraged to move his linen weaving from the Halifax area to Barnsley.

Download a Gedcom for these families

Contact: Helen Coan



Others of the Midgley name who were born in Barnsley2 are given chronologically:

MIDGLEY, John Head <1822> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Ann Wife <1828> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, James Head <1828> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Sarah Wife <1837> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Thomas Head <1838> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Geo. Head <1841> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Brampton Bierlow
MIDGLEY, Sarah A. Dau <1841> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Roystone
MIDGLEY, John Head <1842> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Thomas Head <1842> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Susannah Head <1845> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGELEY, Sarah Wife <1846> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Worsbrough
MIDGLEY, Harriet Wife <1846> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Brampton Bierlow
MIDGLEY, Isaac Head <1847> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGELEY, Hannah Wife <1848> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGELEY, John Head <1848> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Jane Wife <1849> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, John Head <1854> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Edmund Head <1856> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Sarah Ann Wife <1856> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, George H. Head <1857> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Ardsley
MIDGLEY, Priscilla Wife <1857> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Mexborough
MIDGLEY, Frdk. Son <1858> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Richard Son <1859> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, William SonL <1861> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Joseph Son <1862> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Lucy A. Dau <1862> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Walter Son <1862> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Sarah J. Dau <1863> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Lavinia Dau <1864> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Richard Son <1864> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Albert Son <1865> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Jane Serv <1865> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Herbert Son <1866> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Mary Elizth. Dau <1866> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Brampton Bierlow
MIDGLEY, Thomas Son <1866> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, James Son <1867> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Ada Dau <1868> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Brampton Bierlow
MIDGLEY, Mary Ann Dau <1868> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Walter Son <1868> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Lucy A. Dau <1869> Birth: York Blacker Hill Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, William A. Son <1870> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Kate Dau <1871> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Sarah Ann Dau <1871> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Willm. Son <1871> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Arthur Son <1872> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Annie Dau <1873> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Ernest Son <1873> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Hannah Dau <1873> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Brampton Bierlow
MIDGELEY, George Arthur Son <1874> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Francis Son <1874> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Sarah Dau <1874> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Albert Son <1875> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Jane Dau <1875> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGELEY, Alice Dau <1876> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Nocose Dau <1876> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Salina Dau <1876> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Brampton Bierlow
MIDGLEY, Harriet Dau <1877> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGELEY, Harry Son <1879> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Ada Dau <1879> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, John Jas. Son <1879> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Mary Dau <1879> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Arthur GSon <1880> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGLEY, Florence B. Dau <1880> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Ardsley
MIDGLEY, Joseph Son <1880> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Ardsley
MIDGLEY, Sarah Ann Dau <1880> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley
MIDGELEY, Maggie Dau <1881> Birth: York Barnsley
 Census: York Barnsley

Rob Christopher reports that his English teacher at Holgate Grammar School, Barnsley in 1967 was Norman Midgley who he desribes as "one of the good guys".

Other locations in South Yorkshire:-

Kirk Smeaton

John Midgley, shoemaker. 1822.

Royston5

Children of Joshua Midgley [b. abt 9th Sept. 1804 Crigglestone/Sandal Magna, d. aft 1871] and Jane Rogerson all christened at Royston, South Yorkshire:- 

George  Ch. 8th June 1828

Joseph  Ch. 25th April 1830

Eli   Ch. 12th Feb 1833, d. 22 Feb 1898. Eli married Mary Lee of Balby, Yorkshire who led to a family in Victoria, Australia.

Thomas  Ch. 10 Feb 1846

Sarah  Ch.10th June 1838

William  Ch. 2nd August 1840. He married Sara A.___________ of Barnsley.

Joshua's parents were Eli Midgley b. Crigglestone abt. 1771 and Mary Dobson b. Sandal Magna 1771. Eli b. 1833 married Mary Lee of Balby cum Hexthorpe, South Yorkshire, their son Thomas William Midgley b. 1864 at Swinton S. Yorks is described as:

1881 - Colliery labourer at 16 years old, 1891 - Blacksmith, 1898 - Wagon repairer, 1911 Labourer. He wworked at the No. 1 Colliery Sheffield and later Swinton Colliery.

During WW 1 he also worked in a munitions factory. [Cammell Laird] Thomas William Midgley migrated with his wife Amelia Jane Moore Taylor and two younger children [Fred and Annie] to Australia in late 1919 on the Bultana, arriving Melbourne 2nd Feb 1920. After their arrival he and son Fred worked in a galvanising works.

A Gedcom file for this family can be found at http://midgleywebpages.com/midgedcom.html or directly downloaded as a zip file at http://midgleywebpages.com/midgcriggle.zip You will need Gedcom compliant family tree software to view it.

Further information can be found in the book In Search of the 'Lost' Shamrock, by Vaughan Duggan Ch. 3, 2010. Please contact: Vaughan Duggan regarding this publication and further information regarding this branch of the Midgley name.

 

 

 

                           Walter Midgley operatic singer, born 13th September 1912 Bramley nr. Rotherham , South Yorkshire, died 18th September 1980, Sutton, Surrey. 

Walter's full name was Walter Greenwood Burton Midgley. In 1939 at the start of  WWII he and his wife Gladys were quick to join ENSA, the forces entertainment unit. Walter married Gladys I. Vernon in the 1st quarter of 1939 in Surrey. Their son Walter Vernon and daughter Maryetta were also singers.

His father was Arthur Midgley [b. 1872] who married Mary Ann Burton [b. 1872], daughter of John Burton on 28th December 1897 at Ripley, Derbyshire. In 1901 Arthur is listed as a publican in Macclesfield, Cheshire. at the same census there was a visitor to Arthur and Mary's residence, a James Lawton, vocalist. This is eleven years before the birth of Walter and suggests an early family connection to music and singing, perhaps related to Arthur's occupation as a publican. Greenwood, Arthur's father, was entered at Arthur and Mary's marriage in Ripley as 'Freemond' [An error for Greenwood] Midgley who was born well into the Pennines in ~1845 at either Erringden or Hebden Bridge, nr. Todmorden. Greenwood became a policeman residing in Denaby, South Yorkshire. Greenwood's parents were Thomas Midgley and Sarah, Thomas born 1826 was from  Heptonstall  nr. Todmorden. DOWNLOAD a Gedcom of Midgley of Erringden, Heptonstall, Macclesfield and Bramley.

Walter and his family played in concerts and stage shows during the early 1950 and ‘60s and the family had regular appearances on BBC Radio throughout the 1950's. He was a very capable operatic singer and great personality and the last tenor to sing the role of Calaf at Covent Garden opposite Dame Eva Turner’s famous portrayal of Turandot during the 1947-8 season.6

The Fol de Rols, Hastings, 1938, just before WWII broke out. Walter Midgley far left, the comedian Richard Murdoch 3rd from left, Jack Warner ['Dixon of Dock Green'] 3rd from right and the comedian Arthur Askey right. Photograph kindly provided by Tom Knott.
                                                          Maryetta Midgley extreme right,  Eastbourne Fol de Rols 1967.

Arias by Walter can be found online at:

Ah! Begone, Vision Fair (Manon by Massenet)

Dalla Sua Pace (Don Giovanni)

O Paradiso!

Serenade (The Student Prince by Romberg)

As I closed my eyes I saw, afar (Manon by Massenet)

Go, Lovely Rose

One Flower Grows Alone in Your Garden (Desert Song by Victrola Credenza)

Una Furtiva Lagrima (L'Elisir D'Amore by Donizetti)

Others that I can send as Mp3’s collected by Barry Jackson are:

M'appari tutt amor (Marta by Flotow)

Turiello's farewell to his mother (Cavalleria Rusticana by Mascagni)

Do not go my love

O Paradiso (L'Africaine) – Meyerbeer (version 2)

The Perfect English Rose (Merrie England)

Moire my Girl (Irish ballad)

Dream Song (Manon by Massenet)

Patiently Smiling (Land of Smiles by Franz Lehar)

There's no Place like Home - Walter Midgley, Vernon, Maryetta, with Gladys on piano

Una Furtiva Lagruna (L'Elisir D'amore by Danizetti) Version 2

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References/Sources:

1. Walker, J. W., The True History of Robin Hood, Wakefield, 1973.
2. Hunter, Joseph, The Ballad Hero: Robin Hood., London, 1852.
3. Census for England, 1881.
4. Jackson, Rowland. The History of the Town and Township of Barnsley. London, 1858                                                                                                                                        5. Duggan, Vaughan. In Search of the 'Lost' Shamrock, Ch. 3, 2010. Please contact: Vaughan Duggan regarding this publication
.                                                                      6. Pers. Comm. Barry Jackson M.A. (Cantab.) May 2014.


Links:
Barnsley Family History Society
The Barnsley Chronicle 
Kirkby's Inquest



Tim Midgley 2001, revised 12th April 2017.