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Newsletter number 11 (Dec 2002)

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Alsop Families in Parwich

Allsop/Allsopp/Allsope/Alsop/Alsopp

Copyright © 2002 Peter Trewhitt

When I started on the series on ‘Parwich families of the Nineteenth Century’ I had not realised how much was involved.  Initially ‘the Alsops’ were to be included in the previous issue as a sub-section of the ‘A’s, but it grew too large for a single issue, so this section was transferred to the current issue. This section is long, but I feel it is worth including in full as it gives a feel for changes in life in Parwich over the last two hundred years, and information on more than just the one family.  I hope you will be patient with me.

 

 Alsop Hall, the home of the Alsop family for over 500 years

In the Domesday Book ‘Alsop’ is spelt ‘Elleshope’ which is Old English meaning the “valley of a man called Aelle” (Mills, 1998).  By 1535 the place name had become ‘Alsope in le dale’ giving us the tautology ‘Aelle’s valley in the valley’.  Initially people took their surname from the place they lived, though here we have the interesting possibility that the Alsops, as inhabitants of Alsop, could also be descendants of Aelle, who gave the place its name.  In 1086 Alsop was attached to the Manor of Parwich, which was held from the King by a man called Colne, who Craven & Stanley (2001) suggest was the ancestor of the Alsops, his son or  grandson being the first to be styled ‘de Alsop’.  The Alsop family held the Alsop estate from the beginning of the twelfth century, and they had the current Hall built in the late sixteenth century.  Craven & Stanley suggest that the house may have then been larger than it is now.  The family crop up at various times in English history: a Hugh de Alsop went on Crusade to the Holy Land with Richard I; a John Alsop provided shelter for Thomas Becon, when he fled the persecution of Protestants by Mary I, Thomas Becon commented in one of his books on John Alsop’s fine library at Alsop Hall; and another Alsop was in the Light Horse at the time of the Spanish Armada in 1588 (see Tiley, Vol. 2.p.205).

In the late seventeenth century, the estate was sold by the creditors of Anthony Alsop.  It passed through various hands including the Beresfords and Brownsons, before being purchased in the 1880s by Sir Samuel Allsopp, Bt., later 1st Lord Hindlip, a Burton brewer and a descendant of the original family.  By this time there were Alsops scattered across the globe, and anyone with a general interest in the Alsop family is referred to ‘Allsop Ancestors: the Allsop Family Journal’.  (The Local Studies Library in Matlock has the full run from issue 1, published in 1985, to the present day.  Issues 6, 50 and 51 are particularly relevant for Parwich.  Also a web search for Alsop will produce a wealth of information.)

Of Parwich, Helena Birkentall wrote in the 1952 Parish Magazine: “The Alsop Family.– The first member of this family is mentioned in the old registers of 1639.  The last of her line was Miss Anna Alsop, died at the Close in 1912.  At her death, the beautiful and valuable heirlooms of the Alsops were sent to Christies’ of London to be sold.  They included a spinet; a tall-boy; a fine dinner-service of pewter on an old oak dresser; fine china and carved high-backed chairs of great beauty.  Two of these fine chairs are now in the Chancel of Alsop Church: a gift from Miss Alsop.”

 

 

The Alsops in Parwich are confusing given the number of different branches of the family, and also the number of members of the family with the same Christian name.  A list of the Alsops in the Parwich registers is given below.  There seem to be a number of main lines, but the one Helena Birkentall refers to seems to be the one shown in the family tree above Line 1, although I can not find her entry of 1639.  This family marries into a second line (see family tree above Line 2), though they may already have been related to each other.  Issue 6 April 1986 of Allsop Ancestors has family trees with more information on this family, but does not indicate who compiled them.  The earliest John Alsopp, and his sons John and Thomas were described in their wills as yeoman, and would have presumably been tenant farmers.  Some of the family moved away, for example, Samuel (baptised 17th Oct 1782) became a cotton manufacturer in Manchester and Matlock, and obviously had wider connections still, with his first wife coming from Blackburn, and his second wife from Liverpool.  His descendants seem to have remained in Manchester.  By the nineteenth century censuses the Alsops still in Parwich were prosperous farmers, though they seemed reluctant to marry and with one exception had few children in the latter part of the nineteenth century.  The farms they occupied included Close Farm, a farm on the site of Green Gates then at Slate House, a farm on the site of Parwich School, and Orchard Farm.

On the 1841 Census Close Farm was occupied by William Alsop (1772 to 1843) with his nieces, Mary and Sarah, an Adam Parkinson Alsop and two servants. Adam Alsop was born in approximately 1821 and is presumably a relative.  The family trees given in issue 6 of  Allsop Ancestors indicate he was William’s nephew, the eighth child of William’s brother Samuel, who, as mentioned above, was a cotton manufacturer.  Adam was to become a debt collector in Manchester. He only appears on the 1841 Census for Parwich, though he was buried here on 5th June 1872, aged 52 years.  By the 1843 Tithe Map Close Farm is tenanted by William’s nephew Francis (1817 to 1879), who rented some 55 acres primarily in Eaton Dale from William Evans Esq.  Francis lived with one or other of his sisters, though he appears to have married in the 1860s.  Unfortunately his wife died within a few years of their wedding.  After Francis’ death his youngest sister Ann continued to live at Close Farm until her death in 1912.

William’s sister Sarah Alsop (1777 to 1855) married a Thomas Alsop (1782 to 1866).  They had some seven children, including the Francis and Ann at Close Farm mentioned above.  Thomas was a wheelwright and farmer, based at a house on the site of Parwich School.  On the 1843 Tithe Map Thomas rents some 55 acres from William Evans Esq., primarily in the Bletch valley.  His son, George (1812 to 1892) seems to have worked with him, with various sisters completing the household.  Presumably their house was demolished for the building of Parwich School in 1861, and I have not so far been able to work out where they moved to.  Perhaps this union of Thomas and Sarah, both Alsops is why their children seem to have a pride in their parentage; Ann buried in her ninetieth year had her parents’ names inscribed on her grave stone, and Elizabeth’s grave stone uses the name Alsop making no reference to her albeit short lived marriage.  Elizabeth seems to have lived primarily with her brother George.  She had two children in the late 1850s (John & Mary Ann), with Thomas Swindell reputedly being the father of John.  On the 1861 Census both John, aged 4, and Mary, aged 2, are being boarded with the family of William Lees (master tailor).  John again appears on the Parwich Censuses much later.  Thomas Swindell, at least later on, acknowledges his son, who on the 1891 Census is, with his wife and children, living and farming with his father at Sitterlow.  Elizabeth is as unlucky in marriage as her brother Francis: some time between 1861 an 1871 she both marries a Mr. Brooks and is widowed.

In the nineteenth century Orchard Farm is the home and property of Henry Alsop (1789 to 1868), the brother of Thomas, wheelwright discussed above.  He owns and farms some 30 acres, on the 1843 Tithe Map, though his land appears to be very scattered.  There are some confusions with the censuses in relation to Orchard Farm, with Henry not appearing on the 1851 Census, but being replaced by a Thomas Alsop aged 55 years and farming some 65 acres.  By 1861 we are back to Henry and 30 acres, but aged 63 years.  There is not a Thomas the right age in the records, so I suspect it is in error for Henry with a great deal of confusion around his age.  Henry did not marry.

 

 

 

The remaining Alsop farm was in 1843 some 100 acres rented mainly from John Goodwin Johnson Esq. and Samuel Swindell.  A house and outbuildings on the site of Green Gates and what is now Rosemary Cottage, together with the field behind the old Post Office and its cart shed on Kiln Lane were rented from a James Thompson.  This was held by John Alsop (1810 to ?), he was born in  Macclesfield, but married a Parwich girl, Lydia Swindell.  If I am  correct in my assumption that he was the son of John and Elizabeth Alsop of Offerton, he is then the nephew of Thomas and Sarah across the Square at the School site.  John is listed on the 1851 Census as farming 134 acres and on the 1861 Census as farming 174 acres.  He does not appear on the 1871 Census, but we do find his son Frank/Francis farming 118 acres from Slate House.  Did John and Lydia die, they lost three of their children in the autumn of 1864, presumably an epidemic, and they also presumably died by 1871, though they don’t appear in the Parwich burial records.  Alternatively they may have inherited land else where, as John      Alsop of Offerton died in 1868.  The move of Frank and his brother John to Slate House, was perhaps to enable the rebuilding of Green Gates as a general store, the building taking its current form some time in the second half of the nineteenth century.

There are a number of other Alsops in the early parish records that the first two family trees do not include, but trying to slot them together is like doing a jigsaw with most of the pieces missing. The bits of family tree above and opposite illustrate the difficulty in trying to bring this information together.  Given the similarity of Christian names in these fragments, it is possible that we are dealing with branches of a single family, that is also related to the lines show in the two family trees above, but we do not have enough information to sort this out.  It may be possible to fill in some gaps from neighbouring parishes, from the Bishop’s Transcripts of the Parwich Register, or from wills.  Are there any enthusiastic Alsop descendants out there that want to follow this up?

The nineteenth century censuses also reveal that there were new branches of  Alsops settling here.  One family in particular was to make Parwich its home.  In the 1880s a Sampson Allsop moved here from Alsop Moor, and it is from him that the current Allsops and Allsopps in the village are descended (see Family Tree below Line 3).  The family still have Sampson’s Bible, which places him at Alsop Moor Cottage in 1878.  (Note: even in Sampson’s Bible there seems to be uncertainty as to spell the name Allsop or Allsopp.)  He married Jeanetta Katherine Brownlee of Parwich at Alsop Church in 1885. John Edward Allsop (1997) tells us that Sampson was a road mender on Dam Lane, getting the stone from a quarry, by the side of the lane, between Parwich Lees and Alsop-en-le-Dale.  Though he also appears as an agricultural labourer on some of the censuses.  His eldest son, Sampson Edward Allsop (known as Sampie), started work at the Post Office in Parwich, first as a farm servant and then  taking the mail to and from Ashbourne on horseback.  He followed up a career in the Post  Office, during the First World War serving with the Royal Engineers Postal Section in Europe, then as Deputy Head Postmaster in Turkey for the British after the war.  As well as serving in various locations in England, he was British Postmaster for the Morocco Agencies based in Tangiers and responsible for 15 British Post Offices scattered across Morocco, including Marrakech (JE Allsop, 1997).

Sampson and Jeanetta Katherine had  seven children.  The next after Sampie was Fanny who married a Cecil Hardy and settled in Chapel-en-le-Frith.  Then came Lily, who married a  Walter Schofield and settled in Bingham.  The next son was ‘Vic’ (Francis Victor) who remained in Parwich raising his eight children at the Square.  Vic can be seen in the drawing by Edward Halliday in the Memorial Hall, here he is dressed in a Home Guard uniform.  Later he moved to Sycamore Cottages where two of his sons still live.  Horace Ernest also remained in the village, but died relatively young in an accident at Alsop Moor Quarry, where he worked.  His son Eric married Kathleen Brownlee, who still lives in the village.  The next child Violet died relatively young, but her niece (Violet Oldfield) was named after her.  The youngest child was Rosa who married Frederick Twigge.  Rosa worked for a while at the New Inns (now Newton Grange), and her husband worked at Alsop moor Quarry until it closed just after the Second World War.  He then worked at Ballidon Quarry, first ‘baring’, that is stripping the soil off new areas before quarrying could begin, and later as night watchman.  Two of their children remain in the village.

                     This is the last will and Testament of I, Jeanetta K. Allsopp

I give the big Clock & the Bible to Sampie* the large Table & Dad’s box the White bed with Flock Bed & all complete   I give to Victor  Pillows & Blankets, one Bed complete with Feather Bed Mattress pillows & Bed Clothes as in Ordinary use  The Sewing Machine  tea service given to me by Jack I give to Rosie, 2 old Plates to Jack   I give the remainder of the Beds Bed linen all my Clothes Dinner Service tea service to be equally divided Between Fanny  Lily & Rosie, I give the remaining Furniture & other articles to be divided between Sampie Fanny Lily Victor & Rosie - I owe £30 to Fanny lent to help buy the House but I sent Fanny occasionally £1 while she was paying off Miss Goodman   I owe £8 to Victor  £3 to Rosie   If  Sampie will repay these amounts also pay Fanny £10  Sampie £15  Victor £15  Rosie £15     I give the House to Sampie because of the help given to me over many years  I do not want any quarrelling  Sampie I know will try to be fair to each of you all,   Sampie will erect a suitable stone in the Churchyard for Dad myself & Violet  The Funeral expenses will be paid out of my Insurance Co-Operative Stores Odd-Fellows Club & any Money left over be divided,

Jeanetta K Allsopp  November 9th 1937

Witnesses to the signature of Jeanetta K. Allsopp and signed in the presence of each other.

Francis J. Brownlee                                      Alfred E. Brownlee

*Sampie is her eldest son Sampson Edward

 

Sampson and Jeanetta Katherine bought the house just above the School (now called Lilac Cottage) in the winter of 1915/16 from the Lewis Family for the princely sum of £110.  (This house was recently on the market with an asking price of £345,000, though it had been substantially altered since the Allsops sold it.)  It had a splendid garden with spectacular rose beds, and views of the Hall and Parwich Hill.  Jeanetta Katherine continued to live here after the death of her husband.  Despite the provision made in her will copied out above, Jeanetta, her husband Sampson and her daughter Violet’s graves in the church yard are unmarked, as is the grave of her son Sampson Edward.

There are a number of individuals in the records that do not seem to fit into any of these families, and may be from other lines such as the Brassington Alsops.  A list of the Alsops on the Censuses that we have not been able to fit into any of the Parwich families is included below.  Also I am interested in finding out about William Baker Allsop who was a publican in Parwich around 1900, dying here on 14th August 1944, aged 88 years.  He is shown as landlord of the Crown Inn on the 1901 census as well as being a shoemaker.  He was born in Brassington.  He and his wife Annie had at least two children, Annie Sylvester, born in 1902, and Jean Gertrude, born in 1901.  Annie, the wife, had at least three other children by a previous Keeling marriage.  If any one has any further information on William Baker Allsop, please let me know.  Also did any of his children remain in the area?

This can not be a full study of the Alsop family which extends far beyond the boundaries of our area, but I hope this will prompt others to check the details of the family trees shown, and see if they can take them back further to Alsop en le Dale or in the neighbouring parishes.

Sources

John Edward (Jack) Allsop (1997) “The life of Sampson Edward Allsop” Allsop Ancestors, June 1997 no. 51 p. 3-4.

Sampson Allsop’s notes in his family Bible with permission of Geoff  Allsop.

Jeanetta Katherine Allsopp’s “Last Will & Testament” with permission from Violet Oldfield

M Craven & M Stanley  (2001) “The Derbyshire Country House” Landmark, Ashbourne.

“A Transcript of the Memorial Inscriptions in the Church and Church Yard of St Peter Parwich Derbyshire” The Derbyshire Ancestral Research Group. (See also website www.parwichchurch.co.uk)

A D Mills (1998) “Oxford Dictionary of English Place-Names” O U P, Oxford.

Parish Registers for Parwich, based on Brian Foden’s transcription.

Parwich Censuses 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, and 1891 based on transcriptions by Parwich & District Local History Society.  (See website www.parwichhistory.com)

Tiley (1893) Old Halls, Manors and Families of Derbyshire” Vol. 2.

Parwich Tithe Map of 1843 transcribed by Brian Foden.

The Allsop Family Journal

“The Allsop Ancestors: the Journal of the Allsop Family” is issued quarterly together with  details of their annual gatherings.  For more information contact: Mrs. W. E. Waterall, 86 High Street, Heanor, Derbyshire, DE75 7LF.

 

 

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List of Alsops in Parwich Parish Records

Copyright © 2002 Brian Foden

The following information was taken from the Parish Registers, transcribed by Brian Foden, and the Monumental Inscriptions in Parwich church yard.  Entries in italics are assigned to one of the three main family trees show in the text.

Name

Event

Date

Comments

 

*Indicates that there is a grave stone/marker in Parwich church yard

 

 

? Alsop

Baptised

9 Sep 1729

Child of Thomas & Ellen Alsop

No name Alsop/Twigge

Baptised

30 June 1878

Son of William (labourer) & Fanny

Adam Parkinson Allsop

Buried

5 June 1872

Died aged 52 years

Alice Alsop

Baptised

17 Feb 1765

Daughter of Henry & Ruth Alsop

Alice Alsop

Married

6 Jan 1808

Married Henry Smedley widower of Parwich

Alice May Allsopp

Died*

10 Sep 1885

Died aged 81 years, wife of Francis Victor Allsopp

Ann Alsope

Buried

31 Jul 1705

Daughter of Grace Alsope

Ann Alsop

Baptised

19 Jan 1726

Daughter of Thomas & Ellen Alsop

Ann Alsop

Buried

25 Mar 1729

Daughter of Thomas & Ellen Alsop

Ann Alsop

Baptised

1 Jan 1735

Daughter of Samuel & Mary Alsop

Ann Alsop

Baptised

4 May 1738

Daughter of Thomas & Ellen Alsop

Ann Alsop

Baptised

8 Jul 1742

Daughter of George & Elizabeth Alsop

Ann Alsop

Baptised

20 Dec 1770

Daughter of Henry & Ruth Alsop

Ann Allsop

Married

28 Dec 1775

Married George Watson of Brassington

Anne Allsop

Baptised

14 Mar 1823

Daughter of Thomas (wheelwright) & Sarah

Ann Alsop

Buried*

23 Aug 1864

Died age 77 years, wife of Samuel Alsop (died 1851)

Annie Sylvester Allsopp

Baptised

27 Jul 1902

Daughter of William Baker (publican) & Annie Allsopp

Ann Alsop

Died*

1 Apr 1912

Daughter of Thomas & Sarah Alsop, born 7 Mar 1823

Ciceley Alsop

Buried

20 Apr 1744

Widow

Dorothy Alsop

Buried

16 Jan 1742

Daughter of Thomas & Susannah Alsop

Eliz Alsope

Buried

19 Dec 1704

Widow

Eliza Alsop

Baptised

30 Jun 1788

Daughter of Francis & Elizabeth Alsop

Elizabeth Alsop

Buried

23 Jul 1713

Wife of Henry Alsop

Elizabeth Alsop

Baptised

30 Dec 1736

Daughter of George & Elizabeth Alsop

Elizabeth Alsop

Baptised

30 Mar 1763

Daughter of Ruth & Henry Alsop

Elizabeth Allsop

Buried

22 Jul 1785

Daughter of Thomas (wheelwright) & Sarah

Elizabeth Alsop

Married

2 Feb 1810

Married John Petty of Manchester

Elizabeth Allsop

Baptised

20 Nov 1814

 

Elizabeth Alsop

Buried*

8 Mar 1830

Died aged 83 years, wife of Francis Alsop (died 1817)

Elizabeth Alsop

Died*

8 Sep 1843

Died aged 53 years, wife of John Alsop of Offerton, Cheshire, no burial record

Elizabeth Alsop

Buried*

28 Jun 1865

Died aged 23 years, daughter of John & Lydia Allsop

Elizabeth Alsop

Buried*

3 Apr 1867

Died aged 57 years?, wife of Francis Alsop

Elizabeth Alsop

Died*

1 Apr 1883

Died aged 68 years, daughter of Thomas & Sarah no burial record

Ellen Alsop

Buried

9 Dec 1710

Wife of Henry Alsop

Ellen Alsop

Baptised

8 Aug 1731

Daughter of Thomas & Ellen Alsop

Ellen Allsopp

Baptised

27 Apr 1902

Daughter of William (labourer) & Ann Allsopp

Eric S Allsopp

Died*

29 Jan 1986

Died aged 59 years, husband of Kathleen Brownlee

Esther Alsopp

Baptised

1 Jan 1793

Daughter of Francis & Elizabeth Alsopp

Esther Allsop

Married

3 May 1796

Married Thomas Holland of North Wingfield

Esther Alsop

Married

10 Mar 1814

Married Samuel Kirkham of Parwich

Fanny Alsop

Baptised

29 Apr 1888

Daughter of Sampson (labourer) & Jeanetta Catherine

Frances Allsop

Baptised

2 May 1813

Daughter of John (farmer) & Elizabeth Allsop

Frances Allsop

Buried

28 May 1813

Infant daughter of John & Elizabeth Allsop

Francis Alsop

Baptised

20 Sep 1738

Son of George & Mary Alsop

Francis Allsop

Baptised

7 Feb 1780

Son of Francis & Elizabeth Allsop

Francis Alsop

Baptised

26 May 1817

Son of Thomas (wheelwright) & Sarah Alsop

Francis Alsop

Buried*

25 Jun 1817

Died aged 78 years?, husband of Elizabeth (died 1830)

Francis Alsop

Buried*

26 Sep 1879

Died aged 62 years, wife Elizabeth

Francis Victor Allsopp

Baptised

28 Jul 1895

Son of Sampson (labourer) & Jeanetta Katherine

Francis Victor Allsopp

Died*

24 Dec 1977

Died aged 83 years, husband of Alice May

Frank Alsop

Baptised

4 Aug 1844

Son of John (farmer) & Lydia Alsop

George Allsope

Baptised

1 Feb 1683

Son of Samuel & Grace Allshope

George Alsop

Baptised

31 May 1713

Son of Henry & Elizabeth Alsop

George Alsop

Married

11 Jun 1728

Married Mary Wright

George Alsop

Baptised

2 Oct 1729

Son of Samuel & Mary Alsop

George Alsop

Baptised

23 Aug 1732

Son of George & Mary Alsop

George Alsop

Buried

30 Jul 1740

Son of Samuel & Mary Alsop

George Alsop

Buried

24 Feb 1748

Son of George & Mary Alsop

George Alsop (senr.)

Buried

5 Aug 1758

 

George Allsop

Buried

1 May 1782

 

George Alsop

Baptised

5 Apr 1812

Son of Thomas & Sarah Alsop

George Alsop

Buried*

28 Oct 1892

Died aged 80 years, born 2 Apr 1812, brother of  William born 1810

Grace Allsopp

Married

18 Nov 1640

Married George Bloore

Grace Alsope

Buried

26 Nov 1706

Daughter of Grace Alsope

Grace Alsop

Buried

19 Jan 1725

Widow

Grace Alsop

Buried

13 Nov 1729

Wife of William Alsop

Grace Alsop

Baptised

2 Jun 1730

Daughter of George & Mary Alsop

Grace Alsop

Baptised

8 Dec 1740

Daughter of Thomas & Ellen Alsop

Grace Alsop

Buried

11 Dec 1749

Daughter of George & Mary Alsop

Hannah Allsop

Baptised

19 Jul 1796

Daughter of Henry & Mary

Henry Allsop

Married

29 Dec 1709

Married Ellen Conway

Henry Alsop

Baptised

10 Apr 1739

Son of George & Elizabeth Alsop

Henry Alsop

Buried

10 Apr 1739

Son of George & Elizabeth Alsop

Henry Alsop (of Bakewell)

Married

23 Mar 1761

Married Ruth Shaw of Parwich

Henry Alsop

Married

9 Sep 1781

Widower, married Mary Annable of Parwich

Henry Allsop

Baptised

8 Mar 1784

Son of Henry & Mary, born 5 Mar 1784

Henry Allsop

Baptised

29 Mar 1789

Son of Henry & Mary Allsop

Henry Alsop

Buried*

14 May 1819

Died age 86 years, buried with Mary Alsop who died in 1815 (his wife?)

Henry Alsop

Buried*

26 Mar 1868

Died age 79 years

Horace Ernest Alsop

Baptised

26 Nov 1899

Son of Sampson (labourer) & Jeanetta Catherine

Horace Ernest Allsopp

Died*

19 May 1937

Died aged 37 years, husband of Mary Ellen (died 1982)

James Alsop

Baptised

4 Nov 1849

Son of John (farmer) & Lydia Alsop

James Allsop

Buried*

24 Oct 1854

Died aged 5 years, son of John & Lydia Allsop

Jane Allsop

Buried

29 Dec 1793

 

Jean Gertrude Allsopp

Baptised

27 Jan 1901

Daughter of William Baker (publican) and Annie

John Alsop

Baptised

24 Apr 1715

Son of Rawland & Elizabeth Alsop

John Alsop

Baptised

19 Jan 1728

Son of Thomas & Ellen

John Alsop

Baptised

16 Jul 1728

Son of George & Mary

John Allsop

Baptised

16 Jun 1785

Son of Francis & Elizabeth

John Allsop

Buried

6 Feb 1790

 

John Alsop

Baptised

1 Jan 1793

Son of Henry & Mary Allsop

John Allsopp

Buried

25 May 1794

Son of Henry & Mary Allsopp

John Alsop

Buried*

16 May 1806

Died aged 77 years

John Alsop

Married

31 Aug 1807

Married Elizabeth Fernihough of Parwich

John Allsop

Married

11 May 1836

Married Lydia Swindell of Parwich

John Allsop

Baptised

3 Jul 1854

Son of John (farmer) & Lydia Allsop

John Swindell Allsop

Baptised

26 Oct 1856

Son of Elizabeth Allsop (spinster) and reputedly Tom Swindell

John Alsop (of Offerton)

Died*

10 April 1868

Died aged 82 years, husband? of Elizabeth (died 1843)

Joseph Alsop/Hall

Baptised

6 Nov 1846

Son of Henry Alsop (labourer) & Mary Hall (servant)

Katherine Alsop

Baptised

12 Nov 1781

Daughter of Henry & Mary Alsop

Katherine Alsop

Baptised

11 Jan 1786

Daughter of Henry & Mary Alsop

Catherine Allsop

Buried

4 Jan 1862

Died aged 76 years

Lily Clara Alsop

Baptised

26 Jun 1892

Daughter of Sampson (labourer) & Jeanetta Catherine

Martha Allsope

Buried

6 Fed 1684

 

Mary Alsopp

Married

8 Dec 1663

Married Robert Ensor

Mary Alsop

Baptised

17 Feb 1732

Daughter of Samuel & Mary Alsop

Mary Alsop

Baptised

30 Jun 1747

Daughter of George & Elizabeth Alsop

Mary Alsop

Buried

2 Aug 1758

Wife of Samuel Alsop

Mary Alsop

Baptised

28 Oct 1761

Daughter of Henry & Ruth Alsop

Mary Alsop

Baptised

4 Jan 1775

Daughter of Francis Alsop

Mary Allsop

Buried

18 Nov 1784

 

Mary Allsop

Married

25 Oct 1792

Married John Caldwell of Parwich

Mary Allsop

Married

29 Dec 1795

Married Mathew Taylor of Parwich

Mary Allsop

Baptised

26 Jun 1808

Daughter of Thomas & Sarah Allsop

Mary Allsop

Baptised

24 Apr 1814

Daughter of John (farmer) & Elizabeth Allsop

Mary Alsop

Died*

25 Aug 1815

Died aged 70, no burial record, shared grave with Henry Alsop buried in 1819 (her husband?)

Mary Alsop

Buried*

31 Aug 1825?

Died aged 69 years

Mary Alsop

Baptised

23 May 1849

Daughter of Sarah Alsop (servant)

Mary Ann Allsop

Baptised

12 Sep 1858

Daughter of Elizabeth Allsop (spinster)

Mary Allsop

Buried*

16 May 1863

Died aged 55 years?, daughter of Thomas & Sarah

Mary Ellen Allsopp

Died*

7 Sep 1982

Died aged 82 years, wife of Horace Ernest Allsopp

Robert Allsop

Married

19 Jul 1641

Married Ane Roberts

Robert Alsop

Baptised

24 Mar 1736

Son of Thomas & Ellen Alsop

Rowland Allsop

Baptised

9 Nov 1733

Son of Thomas & Ellen Allsop

Ruth Alsop

Baptised

30 Jun 1767

Daughter of Henry & Ruth Alsop

Ruth Alsop

Buried

1 Aug 1779

Wife of Henry Alsop

Sampson Alsop

Baptised

27 Jun 1886

Son of Sampson (labourer) & Jeanetta Catherine

Samuel Alsop

Baptised

10 Jan 1723

Son of Thomas & Ellen Alsop

Samuel Alsop

Married

25 Jul 1728

Married Mary Roe

Samuel Alsop

Baptised

5 Aug 1735

Son of George & Mary Alsop

Samuel Alsop

Buried

5 Mar 1739

Son of Thomas & Ellen Alsop

Samuel Allsop

Buried

14 Jan 1776

 

Samuel Allsop

Baptised

17 Oct 1782

Son of Francis & Elizabeth Allsop

Samuel Alsop

Buried

5 Sept 1821

Died aged 86 years

Samuel Alsop

Baptised

12 May 1848

Son of John (farmer) & Lydia Alsop

Samuel Allsop

Buried*

20 Oct 1851

Died aged 69 years in Matlock, husband of Ann (died 1864)

Samuel Allsop

Buried*

2 Nov 1854

Died aged 6 years, son of John & Lydia Allsop

Sarah Alsop

Baptised

16 Apr 1754

Daughter of George & Elizabeth

Sarah Allsop

Baptised

9 Nov 1777

Daughter of Francis & Elizabeth

Sarah Alsop

Baptised

14 Mar 1791

Daughter of Henry & Mary

Sarah Alsop

Married

22 Sep 1807

Married Thomas Alsop of Parwich

Sarah Alsop

Baptised

24 Feb 1820

Daughter of Thomas (wheelwright) and Sarah Alsop

Sarah Alsop

Buried

20 Oct 1843

Died aged 34 years in Alfreton, nr. Stockport

Sarah Ann Alsop

Baptised

19 Mar 1847

Illegitimate daughter of Sarah Alsop (servant)

Sarah Ann Alsop

Buried

6 Apr 1848

Died age 1 year

Sarah Allsop

Baptised

9 Nov 1851

Daughter of John (farmer) & Lydia

Sarah Allsop

Buried*

19 Oct 1854

Died aged 3 years, daughter of John & Lydia Allsop

Sarah Allsop

Buried*

18 June 1855

Died aged 77 years, wife of Thomas Alsop (died 1866)

Susan Alsop

Buried

30 Jun 1738

Widow

Terhius? Alsop

Baptised

30 Jul 1729

Child of Dorothy Alsop

Thomas Allsopp

Married

2 Jun 1640

Mary Dakyn

Thomas Alsop

Married

5 Mar 1722

Ellen Daykeyne

Thomas Alsop

Baptised

30 Aug 1724

Son of Thomas & Ellen Alsop

Thomas Alsop

Buried

27 Jun 1733

 

Thomas Allsop

Baptised

15 Dec 1782

Son of Henry & Mary

Thomas Alsop

Married

22 Sep 1807

Married Sarah Alsop of Parwich

Thomas Alsop

Buried*

22 Mar 1866

Died aged 84 years, husband of Sarah (died 1855)

Violet May Alsop

Baptised

28 Sep 1902

Daughter of Sampson (labourer) & Jeanetta Catherine

William Alsopp

Married

6 Feb 1641

Married Margarett Hinchclyf

William Alsop

Buried

27 Dec 1729

 

William Alsop

Baptised

1 Apr 1742

Son of George & Mary Alsop

William Alsop

Buried

6 Apr 1743

Son of George & Mary Alsop

William Alsop

Baptised

5 Mar 1747

Son of George & Mary Alsop

William Alsop

Buried

12 Dec 1753

Son of George & Mary Alsop

William Alsop

Baptised

12 Jun 1772

Son of Francis & Elizabeth Alsop

William Allsop

Baptised

8 Jul 1810

Son of Thomas & Sarah Allsop

William Alsop

Buried*

27 July 1843

Died aged 71 years, son of Francis & Elizabeth Alsop

William Alsop

Baptised

7 Jan 1847

Son of John (farmer) & Lydia Alsop

William Alsop

Died*

27 June 1888

Born 6 July 1810, brother of George (born 1812), no burial record

William Baker Allsop

Died*

14 Aug 1944

Died aged 88 years

 

Nineteenth Century Censuses

Below are the Alsops listed in the nineteenth century censuses that do not fit into the family trees given above, the information may be incomplete for the 1881 census.

Name

Census

Comments

Albert Alsop

1841

Aged 9, a boarding pupil of school master (on School View site)

Ann Alsop

1841

Aged 20, servant to John & Lydia Alsop

Henry J Allsop

1871

Aged 1, at Lench-Cliff with grandmother Ester Goodwin

Matthew Allsop

1871

Aged 21, farm servant to the Buntings at Lowmoor, born Brassington

Ralph Alsop

1841

Aged 25 , agricultural labourer, at Dale End Farm

Ralph Alsop

1851

Aged 41, agricultural labourer, lodging with Esther Twigge (at Farm View?), widower, born in Parwich

Sarah H Allsop

1881

Aged 1, George Boden’s niece’s child?, born in Brassington

William Alsop

1891

Aged 35, born Brassington, unmarried, shoemaker, lodging with Robert Mather.  May be the W Allsop at the Crown in 1901

1843 Tithe Map

There is some information on the Tithe Map that perhaps needs further investigation:

Thomas Allsop site 668

He owns and jointly occupies the site including Rookery House, a joiner’s shop, yard, garden and shed.  This may be the Thomas Alsop, wheelwright and farmer, living at the school site.  Perhaps this provides him with a workshop and he lets the dwelling.  Did he move here when the School was built in 1861?

Ralph  Alsop site 634

He is joint owner with Mary Lees of what is now Farm View House, and Farm View Cottage, it was then a single dwelling occupied by Sarah Ellis.  Is this the Ralph Alsop, farm labourer on the censuses.  This possibility is strengthened by the fact that he is lodging here in 1851.

 

‘Parwich in Uniform’

Prepared by Florence Harris Copyright © 2002

Here is a copy of the text that accompanied the display in the exhibition.  See also the section in the Festival Report  in this issue for a write-up of the discussion evening at the Legion.

The Parwich War Memorial is a Limestone Celtic Cross which stands beside the church gate, bearing this inscription:-

To the glory of God

this cross is placed here by the

people of Parwich in honoured

memory of the men of the village

who fought & died in the Great

War AD 1914- 1919

Pte Albert Roberts The Sherwood Foresters

Pte Leonard Twigge The Sherwood Foresters

Pte Thomas Twigge The Sherwood Foresters

Pte Thomas Hadfield Lincolnshire Regt.

Sgt Fred Moorcroft The Sherwood Foresters

Pte Herbert Steeples The Sherwood Foresters

Pte Robert Shipley The Sherwood Foresters

Pte Arthur Calladine Rifle Brigade

"Their name liveth for evermore"

1939 -1945

Pte Ronald Cotterill R.A. S. C.

Sgt Brunskill Lowes Lancashire Fusiliers

Grdsn William Mace Grenadier Guards

Tpr Robin Philips Royal Armoured Corps

Pte Jack Steeples Sherwood Foresters

“A Transcript of the Memorial Inscriptions in the Church & Churchyard of St. Peter, Parwich, Derbyshire” The Derbyshire Ancestral Rersearch Group, 1992

Photographs of the following were used on the display ‘Parwich in Uniform’

Eric Allsopp -Fleet Air Arm, 1947 -1951. Aero-nautical engineer. Was at Trieste, aboard H.M.S.   Triumph.

Tom Biddlecombe Royal Navy, 1972- 1988 Gunnery Officer Served in the Falklands War aboard    H.M.S. Invincible.

Ron Birch Royal Artillery 1945 -1948 Driver mechanic Served in Germany

Val Charlton Queen Alexander Royal Army Nursing Corps 1979 -1982

Jack Cundy Royal Air Force 1941-1946 Armourer Served on 90 Squadron arming Stirlings and  Lancasters.

Eileen Ellis Women’s Royal Naval Service 1948 -1952 Nurse

Sam Flower Royal Corps of Signals 1939- 1946 Linesman Served in Holland, Belgium, France and Germany.

David Evans Merchant Navy 1949- 1950 Ship's Doctor Royal Medical Corps 1950 -1952 Senior Medical Officer Served on troop ships to and from the Korean War.

Thomas Evans Served in the WW1.

Brian Foden Royal Air Force 1958- 1961 Radar Operator Served in Libya.

Jonathan Foden Royal Marines 45 Commando 1987 -present day Mountain Leader. Has served in Bosnia, Borneo, Iraq, Norway and 3 tours of Northern Ireland. Also several mountain expeditions with the Joint Services. Just returned from the Antarctic with the survey ship H.M.S. Endurance.

Charlie Gibbs South Staffs Regiment 1917- 1918 Served in France. While out there met Jimmy Steeples.

Len Gibbs Royal Air Force 1948 -1950 R.A.F. Police. Served in Singapore during the Malaya   Emergency.

Cliff Goldstraw Royal Air Force 1940- 1945 Radar Operator

David Goldstraw Royal Air Force 1969 -1994 Carpenter /Joiner

Served in West Germany and Cyprus. Awarded the BEM for services to charities for the disabled.

Brunskill Lowes (Jack) Lancashire Fusiliers 1925- 1935 joined as a boy soldier, 1939- 1944.  Was at Dunkirk and North Africa. Also at the Battle of Kohima in Burma. He died of wounds received whilst in Burma. His grave is at the Imphal War Cemetery, India. (Alan Lowes’ dad)

Nigel Mace 1st  Royal Warwickshires 1960 -1967 Infantryman

Served in Hongkong, Germany and Borneo in President Sukarno Confrontational War. Boxed for the Army.

William Mace Grenadier Guards (Joined as a boy soldier dates not known) 1935-1944 Tank Corps. 

Was at the Normandy landings. He died at Bayeaux where he is buried. (Nigel Mace's dad)

George McCabe Royal Air Force 1952- 1954 RAF Police. Was on duty at the Coronation, as a Car Park Attendant!

Fred Moorcroft Sherwood Foresters Died in the 1st World War.

Alan Oldfleld Royal Horse Artillery 1950 -1952 Served in Germany at Belsen renamed Hoan Village.

Peter Rawlins Army 1953 -1955 Military Police

Andrew Robinson Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 1956 -1958 Mortar Platoon Officer. Served in the Cyprus Emergency and Germany.

Eric Robotham 15th/19th Hussars. 1939 -1945 Tank Mechanic.  Was evacuated from Dunkirk and because there were so few survivors the 15th/19th Hussars amalgamated with the 23rd Hussars. Was at the Normandy Landings, D-Day plus 2.

Donald Shields Royal Navy 1942 -1946.  Served in the Mediterranean, North Africa, Sicily aboard H.M.S. Liddlesdale. Was at the Normandy landings aboard H.M.S. Arethusa first ship in to bombard on D-Day.

Abel Shipley Royal Air Force 1942.  Due to a back injury went into a reserved occupation. Along with another, was used in a demonstration of a chest radiography machine for King George VI.

Peter Simpson Royal Air Force 1950 -1952 Airframe mechanic.

Jack Skellern Honorary Horse Artillery Company 1940- 1945.  Served with the 8th Army at El Alamein, across Africa. Went from Sicily up through Italy to Yugoslavia.

George Goldstraw Light Infantry 1939 -1945 Served in Burma.

Lawrence Goldstraw Royal Air Force 1945 -1948 Cook Served in India.

Cath Goldstraw Red Cross 1945- 1947 Nurse Parwich Convalescent Hospital.

Mike Goulden Royal Signals 1952 -1954 Radio Operator Served in the Korean War.

Florence Harris Women’s Royal Air Force 1955 -1961,1962 -1968 Assistant Air Traffic Controller. Served in Singapore during the Malaya Emergency. Also Gibraltar.

Frank Harrison Grenadier Guards 1958- 1961 Served at Pirbright the Guards Depot.

Alan Hickmott Royal Marines January 2002

Don Higgins Royal Air Force 1955- 1965 Engine Fitter.  Served in Germany, Singapore, Hong Kong, Cyprus, Middle East and Northern Ireland.

Ella Hopkinson Civil Nursing Auxiliary 1943 -1945 Addenbrooks Hospital, Cambridge.

Harry Hookinson Royal Marines 1941 -1945 Signals.

Fred Knight Grenadier Guards 1952- 1955.  Took part in the funerals of King George VI and Queen

Mary by lining the streets and was in the parade at the Coronation. Did guard duties at Buckingham Palace, St. James Palace, Tower of London, Bank of England, Windsor Castle and also served in Germany.

John Lees Sherwood Foresters 1939- 1946 Wireless Operator in the Tank Corps. Evacuated from Dunkirk on one of the last little boats. Later returned to Germany.

Ed Linnell Royal Electrical Mechanical Engineers and Parachute Regiment 1987 - 1992.  Served in Northern Ireland.

Nia Linnell Women’s Royal Army Corps transferred to Adjutants General Corps 1989 -1996. One of just two female Bomb Disposal Experts at time of serving. Also Outdoor Pursuit trainer.

Eric Watson Royal Artillery 1954 -1956 Driver

Ron Twigge Royal Air Force 1943 -1947.  Trained as an Air Gunner but due to no night vision became a Driving Instructor.

Bill Webster Royal Air Force 1942- 1947 Aircraft Engine Fitter. Served in India at Quetta and Cawnpore, for three years.

Ambrose Wilton Royal Army Service Corps 1941 -1945.  Attached to the 34th Armoured Brigade. Landed on one of the Mulberry Harbours at Normandy. Went through France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. Met his brother Victor at Nymegen.

George Woolley Royal Air Force 1946- 1949 Aircraft Hand General Duties (Conscripted for the duration of the present emergency)

Peter Young: Royal Navy 1942 -1946 Engineering Officer. Employed in Development.

(Editor’s note: The following also require a mention: Major Alfred Gainsforth who lived at Parwich Hall from 1915 to 1931, who with his wife was responsible for installing the carillon, with its eight chimes, in the Church in 1919, as a  memorial to the dead of WW1; seeing action in WWI were also Richard Davies, Booth Hampson (head teacher at the School), Mr. Mabson of Flatts Stile, and Ernie Twigg (Blanche Meadow Farm), who lost a leg during the War; Colonel John Crompton-Inglefield who served in the Derbyshire  Yeomanry in North Africa in France, Belgium and Germany during WWII; Major Dodds, who lived at Hallcliffe from 1948 to his death; Edward Halliday, the artist living at the Fold who was very active in the Home Guard during WWII, as were many others locally, including Frank Allsop who is pictured in uniform in the fine drawing by Edward Halliday in the Memorial Hall (built as a Memorial to those who fought in both World Wars); Captain Beal who also lived at the Fold after WWII; and Chris Duffell and others who continue active in the Reserves.)

 

Parwich History Festival 2002

funded by ‘Awards for All’

Copyright © 2002 Rob Francis, Mike Radcliffe & Peter Trewhitt

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A talk with slides by John Morten on the Cromford & High Peak Railway

9th October 2002

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A Walk Exploring the Medieval Field System Surrounding Parwich

3rd November 2002 Lead by Brian Foden

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“Changing Scenes: comparing and contrasting images of Parwich over the decades”

a slide show by Denis Laycock

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The Spirit of Parwich

Dr. Isobel Combes is currently producing a book of photographs of Parwich, called ‘The Spirit of Parwich’.  It is to be published by Landmark early next year.  As a result of her research she came across these two pictures, which she passed on to the Newsletter.  The one on the left is a postcard sent by a member of the Prince family, who lived in Smithy Lane.  It came from a Joyce Fortune, who is trying to trace either the little girl or the doorway.  We can provide a clearer picture if anyone thinks they may know who it is or where it is.  Joyce Fortune is descended from the Prince and Hadfield families of Parwich.  The second image below, shown by courtesy of Len Gibbs, came from Isobel in response to our request for information on funeral biscuits in the last newsletter.  It is a card from some funeral biscuits prepared for the funeral of a Thomas Gibbs by Hannah Ironmonger of Parwich.  Such biscuits were given out rather as we now give pieces of wedding cake.  Thomas Gibbs (not a near relative of Len) is likely to have been from the Alstonefield or Wetton area.  Hannah  Ironmonger lived in a house, now demolished, opposite the pinfold, below where the Chapel is now.  It was owned by her husband Benjamin, shown as a sawyer in 1841 and an agricultural labourer in 1851.  Hannah was a native of  Parwich but her husband is confusingly shown as being born in Hulland on the 1851 census, and in Tutbury on the 1871.  They disappear from the census in 1861 but Benjamin reappears in 1871 with a new wife Elizabeth, a native of Parwich, some 30 years his junior.

 

         

Who is this little girl and where is she?                               Card from funeral biscuits             

 

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