Hallworth is a locational surname, reflecting the place where the family originated.  Along with similar surnames such as Hallsworth, Hol(d)sworth, Hou(l)dsworth, and Holesworth, it may have originated either at Holdworth or Holdsworth in Yorkshire or Aldworth in Berkshire.  These places take their name from the pre-7th century forename "Halda"  ("stooped" or "bent") plus the Old English word "worth" ("settlement" or "homestead") - a common suffix in place names with Anglo-Saxon origins.  The spelling Hallworth is historically concentrated in Lancashire and Cheshire, particularly in and around Stockport.

 

Note: While not my direct ancestors, the Hallworths of Hazel Grove are cousins who descend from my direct Johnson line and are shown on this separate page for the sake of clarity.

 


Robert Hallworth, son of Samuel Hallworth and his wife Hannah, was born in Norbury on 10 January 1824, and christened at Poynton on 21 June 1824.  He became a coal miner, and married Sarah Pownall, oldest child of Joel Pownall and Elizabeth Johnson, in Manchester Cathedral on 18 December 1848.  The couple settled in Bosden, where they lived with Sarah's parents for a while. 

 

Robert and Sarah had twelve children, all born in Bosden:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

10.

11.

12.


William Hallworth

Hannah Hallworth

Samuel Hallworth

Mary Hallworth

George Hallworth

James Hallworth

Alice Hallworth

Phillip Hallworth

Elizabeth Hallworth

Matthew Hallworth

Enoch Hallworth

Noah Hallworth


(1850-1910)

(1851-1917)

(1856-1885)

(1857-1924)

(1860-1906)

(1862-1933)

(1864-?)

(1866-1911)

(1866-1934)

(1869-1919)

(1871-1942)

(1871-1931)

m. Hannah Wood, 1872

m. Samuel Millward, 1872

m. Ellen Smith, 1874

m. William Dean, 1877


m. Sarah Gosling, 1888



m. Albert Gleave, 1892

m. Harriet Hadfield, 1900

m. Jane Thatcher, 1892

m. Sarah Hannable, 1893

Sarah died in Bosden on 3 November 1889, and was buried in St Thomas Norbury churchyard.  Robert was buried in the same churchyard after his death on 23 May 1897.

 

 

William Hallworth, oldest son of William Hallworth and Sarah Pownall, was born in Bosden in 1850, and like most of the men in his family worked as a coal miner.  He married Hannah Wood in St Mary's Church, Cheadle in 1872, and lived all his life in Chapel Street/London Road, Bosden near many of his relatives.  William and Hannah had six children:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

James Hallworth

Frank Hallworth

Philip Hallworth

William Hallworth

Emma Hallworth

Enoch Hallworth


(1874-1951)

(1879-1954)

(1882-1970)

(1885-1955)

(1888-1889)

(1892-1963)

m. Esther Adshead, 1917

m. Edith Fidler, 1902

m. Florence Oldham, 1905

m. Sarah Poole, 1906


m. Margaret Pearson, 1913

Hannah died on 20 May 1905 and William on 22 April 1910.  They are buried together in St Thomas Norbury churchyard.

 

 

Hannah Hallworth, daughter of Robert Hallworth and Sarah Pownall, was born in Bosden in 1851, and married Samuel Millward, a coal miner, at St Mary's Church, Stockport on 23 September 1872.  Samuel was born in Macclesfield in 1851, and was the son of Mark Millward (another coal miner) and his wife Hannah Edge.  Hannah and Samuel had eight children, all born in Hazel Grove:

 

1.  William Millward

2.  Sarah Ann Millward

3.  Bertha Millward

4.  James Millward

5.  Alice Millward

6.  Mary Millward

7.  Elizabeth Millward

8.  Martha Millward


(1875-1850)

(1876-1959)

(1880-1963)

(1883-1952)

(1885-1967)

(1887-1961)

(1890-1966)

(1892-?)

m. Mary Ann Bennett, 1895

m. Samuel Potts, 1899

m. William Heaps, 1904



m. James Eccles, 1908

m. William Henry Rushton, 1924


Samuel was buried in St Thomas Norbury churchyard on 17 August 1907 and Hannah on 22 January 1917. 

 

 

Samuel Hallworth, son of Robert Hallworth and Sarah Pownall, was born in Bosden in 1856, and by the age of 15 was already a coal miner like his father.  He married Ellen Smith at St Mary's Church, Cheadle in 1874, and the couple lived in Hazel Grove, where their six children were born:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.


Ernest Hallworth

Alice Hallworth

James Hallworth

George Smith Hallworth

Daniel Hallworth

Samuel Hallworth


(1879-1946)

(1880-?)

(1881-1904)

(1882-1956)

(1883-1950)

(1885-1963)


m. Annie Bullock, 1907



m. Annie Smith, 1905

m. Hannah Jane Wainwright, 1921

m. Edith Bailey, 1910


Samuel died a few months before his youngest son was born, and was buried in St Thomas Norbury Churchyard on 22 February 1885.  Ellen was left a widow with six young children at the age of 30, but rather unusually did not remarry, and raised them on her own.

 

 

Mary Hallworth, daughter of Robert Hallworth and Sarah Pownall, was born in Bosden in 1857 and by the age of 14 was working as a throstle spinner in the local cotton industry.  She married William Dean, a railway labourer, at St Mary's Church, Cheadle in 1877, and had seven children, all born in Hazel Grove:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.


Betty Dean

George Thomas Dean

Mary Alice Dean

James Dean

Sarah Dean

Enoch Dean

Robert Dean


(1877-1951)

(1879-1883)

(1881-1956)

(1883-1961)

(1886-?)

(1889-1918)

(1891-1912)

m. Arthur Sykes, 1900


m. Allan Butterworth, 1911

m. Annie Ashton, 1907

m. Harry Pearson, 1913

m. Mary Leonard, 1910


Mary died on 30 June 1924 and was buried in St Thomas Norbury Churchyard in the same grave as her father-in-law Thomas Dean and her sons Enoch and Robert.  William was also buried there after his own death on 25 October 1927.

 

 

James Hallworth, son of Robert Hallworth and Sarah Pownall, was born in Bosden in 1862, and like most of his male relations became a coal miner.  He married Sarah Gosling, a cotton weaver, at St Mary's Church, Cheadle in 1888.  Sarah was born in Norbury in 1856, and was the daughter of coal miner Samuel Gosling and his wife Sophia Hadley.  (It is unclear at present whether there is a connection between this family and our main Gosling line.)

 

James and Sarah had two daughters, one of whom died in infancy:

 

1.

2.


Mary Elizabeth Hallworth

Sarah Hallworth


(1889-1942)

(1891-1891)



They also helped bring up their nephew Charles Frederick Hallworth, son of James' younger brother Matthew.

 

Sarah died on 14 April 1911, and James on 29 January 1933.  They are buried together in St Thomas Norbury churchyard, along with their daughter Mary (who never married), Charles' first wife Annie, and her infant son Frederick.

 

 

Elizabeth Hallworth, daughter of Robert Hallworth and Sarah Pownall, was born in Bosden in 1866, and worked as a cotton weaver from a young age.  She married Albert Gleave, a coal miner, at St Augustine's Church, Brinksway in 1892, and the couple set up home in Sarah's childhood home in London Road, Bosden.  Albert was born in High Lane in 1868, and was the son of David Gleave and his wife Martha Cadman.

 

Albert and Elizabeth had one daughter:

 

1.


Evelyn Gleave


(1894-1975)


Elizabeth was buried in St Thomas Norbury churchyard on 19 June 1934, and Albert on 9 January 1950.  Evelyn never married, and was buried with her parents on 13 June 1975.

 

 

Matthew Hallworth, son of Robert Hallworth and Sarah Pownall, was born in Bosden in 1869, and became a coal miner like his father and brothers.  He married Mary Elinor Rubery at St Mary's Church, Stockport on 31 August 1895, and the couple had one child:

 

1.


Charles Frederick Hallworth


(1898-1972)

m. Annie Hammond, 1920

Sadly, Mary died when their son was just a year old, and was buried in St Thomas Norbury churchyard on 23 May 1899.  On 14 October 1900, Matthew married Harriet Hadfield at St Mary's Church, Stockport, and had another son:

 

2.


Harold Hallworth

(1902-?)


Charles is recorded with his father and step-mother on the 1901 census, but by 1911 Matthew and Harriet seem to have separated, as Matthew is "single", boarding with a family in Nottinghamshire, while Harriet and Harold are living with her widowed mother in Stockport, and Charles is living with his uncle James Hallworth

 

Matthew was buried in St Thomas Norbury churchyard on 10 May 1919 at the age of 50, while Harriet died considerably later, in 1944.

 

 

Noah Hallworth, youngest son of Robert Hallworth and Sarah Pownall, was born in Bosden in 1871, and became a coal miner like the rest of the men in his family.  He married Sarah Hannable at St Paul's Church, Portwood in 1893, and although they were living in Bardsley, Lancashire when the 1901 census was taken, their three children were all born in Hazel Grove:

 

1.

2.

3.


Samuel Hallworth

Robert Hallworth

Gertrude Hallworth


(1894-1956)

(1898-1965)

(1904-?)

m. Amelia Conway, 1914

Noah was buried in St Thomas Norbury churchyard on 23 January 1931.

 

 


Frank Hallworth, son of William Hallworth and Hannah, was born in Bosden in 1879, and becme a coal miner.  He married Edith Fidler at Edgeley Methodist Church, Stockport in 1902, and had two children:

 

1.

2.


Clifford Hallworth

Emma Fidler Hallworth


(1904-1970)

(1912-1941)


m. Emma Jackson, 1929

m. Herbert Cunliffe, 1930


Edith died at the age of 46, and was buried in St Thomas Norbury churchyard on 17 September 1924.  Frank then married Sarah Hannah Garner at Trinity Methodist Church, Stockport in 1926.

 

Frank was buried in St Thomas Norbury churchyard on 13 January 1954, and Sarah on 29 March 1967.

 

 

Philip Hallworth, son of William Hallworth and Hannah, was born in Bosden in 1882, and worked as a brick burner.  He married Florence Oldham in Stockport in 1905, and had one daughter:

 

1.


Annie Hallworth


(1905-1976)


m. Clive Borkwood, 1934


Philip and Florence both died in 1970.

 

 

William Hallworth, son of William Hallworth and Hannah, was born in Bosden in 1885, and became a hairdresser.  He married Sarah Poole in Stockport in 1906, and the couple settled in Stockport.  Sarah was christened in Poynton on 6 July 1884, and was the daughter of John Henry Poole and his wife Mary Ellen Chalton.

 

William and Sarah had four children, but the name of one who died in infancy is not known at present:

 

1.

2.

3.


George Henry Poole Hallworth

Ella Poole Hallworth

Stanley Poole Hallworth


(1908-1965)

(1909-?)

(1911-1972)


m. Alice Grantham Hallworth, 1927


m. Elsie Moores, 1934


Sarah died at the age of 46, and was buried in St Thomas Norbury churchyard on 13 January 1934.  William was buried in the same churchyard on 13 July 1955.

 

 

William Millward, oldest son of Samuel Millward and Hannah Hallworth, was born in Hazel Grove in 1875, and like his father and many other relations worked in the local coal mines.  He married Mary Ann Bennett at St Thomas' Church, Norbury on 30 November 1895, and the couple spent all their married life in Hazel Grove.  They had eight children:

 

1.

2.

3.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.


Herbert Millward

William Millward

Isaac Millward

Samuel Millward

Robert Millward

Frank Millward

Edward Millward

Fanny Millward


(1896-1941)

(1899-1971)

(1902-1992)

(1904-1939)

(1907-1927)

(1910-1968)

(1912-2000)

(1915-1934)


m. Annie Hawkridge, 1918

m. Mary Ann Farrand, 1920


m. Elizabeth McGuinn, 1927



m. May Maud Harper, 1934


William died on 23 March 1950, and was buried in St Thomas Norbury churchyard with his deceased children Robert and Fanny.  When Mary Ann died on 30 January 1965, she was buried in the same grave.

 

 

Sarah Ann Millward, second child and oldest daughter of Samuel Millward and Hannah Hallworth, was born in Hazel Grove in 1876, and married Samuel Potts, a coal miner, at St Thomas' Church, Norbury on 28 October 1899.  Samuel was born in Hazel Grove in 1876, and was the son of William Potts and his wife Emma Pritchard. 

Samuel and Sarah had three daughters:

 

1.

2.

3.


Emma Potts

Hannah Potts

Alice Potts

(1900-?)

(1902-?)

(1913-?)


Samuel was buried in St Thomas Norbury churchyard on 18 December 1947, and Sarah on 21 November 1959.

 

 

Mary Millward, daughter of Samuel Millward and Hannah Hallworth, was born in Hazel Grove in 1887, and married James Eccles, a coal miner, at St Thomas' Church, Stockport in 1908.  The couple had two daughters:

 

1.

2.


Elsie Eccles

Bertha Eccles


(1909-1988)

(1912-?)


m. William Henry Ellis, 1935


James died at the age of 71, and was buried in St Thomas Norbury churchyard on 23 August 1958.  Mary was buried there with him on 26 May 1961.

 

 

Ernest Hallworth, son of Samuel Hallworth and Ellen Smith, was born in Norbury in 1879, and married Annie Bullock at St Thomas' Church, High Lane in 1907.  Ernest worked as a carter for a building contractor, and the couple lived in Hazel Grove.  They had one daughter:

 

1.


Ellen Hallworth


(1908-1991)


Ernest was buried in St Thomas Norbury churchyard on 6 March 1946, and Annie on 20 October 1962.

 

 

George Smith Hallworth, son of Samuel Hallworth and Ellen Smith, was born in Bosden in 1882, and married Annie Smith in Stockport in 1905.  The couple lived in Hazel Grove, and George worked as a platelayer's labourer on the railway.  They had one known child:

 

1.


James Hallworth


(1909-?)


Annie died at the age of 67, and was buried in St Thomas Norbury churchyard on 16 June 1951.  George, who shares her grave, was buried on 3 February 1956.

 

 

Daniel Hallworth, son of Samuel Hallworth and Ellen Smith, was born in Bosden in 1883, and married Hannah Jane Wainwright at St Thomas' Church, Norbury on 28 September, 1921.  Hannah was born in Hazel Grove in 1901, and was the daughter of John William Wainwright and his wife Mary Alice Hallworth - Daniel's second cousin. 

 

A year before her marriage, Hannah had a son who died just after birth.  She and Daniel then had two more sons, but only one survived infancy:

 

1.

2.

3.


John William Wainwright

Jack Hallworth

Ronald Hallworth


(1920-1920)

(1923-2006)

(1929-1929)



m. Gladys Marshall, 1945


Daniel died on 14 January 1950, and was buried in St Thomas Norbury churchyard.  Hannah was buried in the same grave on 10 July 1962.

 

 

Betty Dean, oldest daughter of William Dean and Mary Hallworth, was born in Hazel Grove in 1877 and worked as a weaver from the age of 13 onwards.  She married Arthur Sykes, a railway labourer, at St Mary's Church, Cheadle in 1900 and had a daughter the following year:

 

1.


Mary Sykes


(1901-?)

m. James Baden Beard, 1926

Strangely, Betty and Arthur do not seem to have lived together, and are recorded on the 1901 and 1911 censuses as "married", but living with their respective parents.  Arthur died at the age of 51 and was buried in St Thomas Norbury Churchyard on 2 February 1927.  Betty was buried in the same cemetery on 16 February 1951.

 

 

James Dean, son of William Dean and Mary Hallworth, was born in Hazel Grove in 1883 and became a hatter.  He married Annie Ashton at St Peter' Church, Prestbury in 1907, and settled with her in her native Poynton, living with her parents during the early years of their marriage.  They had two children:

 

1.

2.


Mary Alice Dean

William Dean


(1907-1938)

(1911-1967)

m. Stanley Davies Burton, 1927


James died in Poynton on 26 August 1961 and Annie died there in 1967.

 

 

Enoch Dean, son of William Dean and Mary Hallworth, was born in Hazel Grove in 1889 and worked like his older brother James in the local hatting industry.  He married Mary Leonard at St Thomas' Chrch, Norbury in 1910 and had one daughter:

 

1.


Elsie Dean


(1910-?)


After the outbreak of WW1, Enoch enlisted in the Cheshire Regiment on 11 December 1915 and was mobilised on 27 November 1916.  He remained in England on home service, but health problems led to him being transferred to the Labour Corps and discharged as "no longer fit for war service" on 12 November 1917: his medical record states that he suffered from congenital valvular heart disease.  Enoch only lived a few months after his discharge, and died in Hazel Grove on 2 July 1918. 

 

 

Charles Frederick Hallworth, only child of Matthew Hallworth and Mary Elinor Rubery, was born in Stockport on 29 November 1897.  His mother died when he was just a year old, and his father remarried, but for some reason Charles was living with his uncle James Hallworth in 1911.  Charles served in the Cheshire Regiment during WW11, and married Annie Hammond at St Augustine's Church, Brinksway on 28 August 1920.

 

The couple had one son:

 

1.


Frederick Hallworth


(1921-1921)


Sadly, Annie died on 16 June 1921, a few months after Frederick's birth, and was buried in St Thomas Norbury churchyard on 20 June 1921.  Frederick died a few weeks later, and was buried in the same grave as his mother on 2 August 1921.  Charles' aunt and uncle who brought him up also share the same grave. 

 

In 1933, Charles married Doris Brewer in Trinity Methodist Church, Stockport, and had two more children:

 

1.

2.


Leonard Hallworth

(living)

(1935-1988)


Charles died in Stockport in 1972.

 

 

Samuel Hallworth, oldest child of Noah Hallworth and Sarah Hannable, was born in Stockport and christened in Portwood on 8 August 1894.  He was a collier before enlisting in the 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment on 17 January 1912, and he spent two years with the Army in Northern Ireland.  He purchased his discharge for £18 on 29 December 1913.

 

Samuel married Amelia Conway at St Paul's Church, Portwood on 14 November 1914, and joined the Royal Garrison Artillery the following year, spending two years in Salonica.

 

The couple had two sons:

 

1.

2.


Samuel Hallworth

William Hallworth


(1915-1999)

(1918-?)



Samuel died in Stockport in 1956.

 



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