George Sheard (1740-1824)
Hannah Blakeley
And Their Descendents

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George Sheard (1740-1824) and Hannah Blakeley (1741-)

Birth: George, "son of Jonas Sheard of Great Gomersall", baptized on September 14, 1740 (BiPBT).

Occupation: Clothier/labourer

Residence: George Sheard and his brother, Michael, both born in Birstall Parish, moved to Batley parish 1762/63 or before.

Marriage: George Sheard married Hannah Blakely on November 14, 1762 in Batley Parish. He signed. She x'ed. Witnesses were Michael Sheard (who x'ed) and William Blakely. Note: Michael Sheard was most likely George's brother.

Hannah Blakeley: Hannah was the daughter of Benjamin Blakeley and Sarah Johnson baptized October 11, 1741, Batley PC (VT, November, 2004)

Children:

George Sheard and Hannah Blakeley had eleven children, John (1763), Dinah (1765), Sarah (1767), James (1770), Mary (1771), George (1773), Michael (circa 1775), Benjamin (1777), William (1798), Hannah (1782) and Jonas (1784). All four of their daughters married and had children in Batley Parish. Five of their sons married and had children in Batley parish.

  1. John Sheard (1763-1814) and Marie Blakeley (1763-1817)
    Baptism: John, son of George Sheard, Batley clothier, born May 7 and baptized on June 3, 1763 in Batley Parish (BPR).
    Occupation: Clothier
    Marriage: John Sheard married Marie Blakely, daughter of John Blakely, November 22, 1784 Batley Parish. John Sheard and Marie Blakeley, 27 November 1784, both made their mark, witnesses- William Blakeley and Thomas Parr. Note: William Blakeley may be significant. Thomas Parr was a parish clerk.
    Marie Blakeley: Marie was the daughter of John Blakeley and Sarah Swallow, baptized March 20, 1763, Batley (VT, November, 2004)
    Children:
    1. Jonas Sheard (1786-1834) and Eleanor (Ellen) Hey (?-?)
      Baptism: Jonas, son of John Sheard, Batley, clothier, son of George, by Marie, his wife, the daughter of John Blakely born on September 3 and baptized on October 8, 1786 (BPR)
      Occupation: Clothier
      Marriage: Jonas Sheard and Elenor Hey, February 17, 1806 in Batley, both signed, witnesses John (can't read) and George Newsome.
      Occupation: John Hey was listed in the 1834 Pigot's Directory as a blanket manufacturer.
      Eleanor Hey
      • Daughter of John and Eleanor Hey
      • Eleanor, wife of John Hey of Batley, was buried December 9, 1783
      Children:
      1. John Sheard (1807-1831) and Barbary Senior (1807-?)
        Baptism: John of Jonas Sheard son of John by Eleanor his wife daughter of John Hey baptized March 29, 1807 Born 19 Feb 1807 (VT, November 2004)
        Marriage: John Sheard and Barbary Senior February 12, 1827 in Batley. He signed. She x'd. Witness, James Sheard.
        Barbary Senior: Daughter of David Senior and Sarah Castle, baptized Jan 1807, Batley (VT, November 2004)
        Occupation: Clothier
        Children:
        1. Sarah of John and Barbary Sheard Batley clothier November 16, 1828
          Death: Sarah Sheard age 2 years, Batley, buried January 4, 1831
        2. Ellen of John and Barbary Sheard Batley clothier September 19, 1830.
          Death: Ellen Sheard, Batley, 1 year buried December 25, 1831.
        Death: John Sheard, age 24, Batley, buried October 1, 1831.
        Bastard Child of Barbary Sheard:
        1. David of Barbary Sheard Batley "singlewoman", March 10, 1833
          Death: David Sheard, Batley, age 21, buried March 23, 1854
      2. James Sheard (1809-1841) and Ann Colbeck (?-?)
        Baptism: James of Jonas Sheard, son of John, by Eleanor his wife, daughter of John Hey, July 15 Batley baptized September 17, 1809.
        Occupation: Wilton' Arms, (Tavern and Public Houses, Batley, 1834 Pigot's Directory), Inn Keeper (1841 census). According to James Williams in 1880, the Wilton Arms Inn was a "Public House" on Commercial Street at the top of Hick Lane.
        Marriage: James Sheard married Ann Colbeck, August 30, 1830, Batley Parish. They both signed. Witnesses: Thomas Wilby Lee and William Magman.
        Notes:
        • On the same day, Elizabeth Colbeck married Joseph Senior, same witnesses.
        • Hannah Colbeck married Joseph Jubb, June 12, 1831, both signed. Witnesses: Joseph Chadwick and William Newsome.
        • Information in purple type in this section comes from Andy Coates at Ancestors of Elizabeth Gertrude Stocker and by email, October 2004
        • Joseph Jubb senior was married to Hannah Colbeck, whom I assumed was Ann's sister.
        Children:
        1. Agnes Sheard and Samuel Sheard
          Birth: Agnes of James and Ann Sheard Batley clothier August 7, 1831
          Marriage: Married Samuel Sheard, son of David Sheard and Martha Talbot, in 1851 in Batley, see Samuel Sheard
          Children:
          1. Anetta
          2. Annie Ellen
          3. Joe
          4. Frank
          5. Ada
        2. John Sheard and Margaret Hodgson Hogg
          Birth: John circa 1835, per 1841 and 1851 censuses
          Marriage 1: details on 1st wife unknown - never appeared in a census (Andy Coates, September 2007)
          1851 Census: Listed with his mother Ann Colbeck Sheard Parker, see below.
          1861 Census: Listed with Joseph Jubb and Hannah Colbeck as "nephew". See Jubb now or at the bottom of the page.
          1871 Census: See Sheards in the English Censuses
          Occupation: Woollen manufacturer 1881
          Residence:
          • Hanover Street Batley 1871
          • Bleak House Upper Batley 1882
          Marriage 2: John Sheard married Margaret Maria Hodgson Hogg in 1877. After John died in 1886, Margaret MHH married son #5 (Edwin Sheard born 1839) in Hull (1889) and then moved to Brampton (Canada). Edwin passed away prior to the 1901 census (have not found the details yet, but working on it). (Andy Coates, September 2007)
          Children of John Sheard and Margaret Hodgson Hogg:
          1. Edgar Sheard, born Abt. 1867. (VT, Nov 2004)
            Further Records:
            • Married age 23, insurance agent, wife. Ethelinda, age 23, daugher Lillian B age 3 mo, and aunt Jane Teargill age 59 at Elford Place in Potter Newton, Leeds in the 1891 census
            • At Hall Street, Stockport Cheshire, dispa--- clerk, everything else the same plus 10 years, in the 1901 census
          2. Reginald Sheard, born 12 Jan 1878; died 29 Sep 1914. (VT, Nov 2004)
            Further Records: Not listed in the 1891 or 1901 censuses.
          3. Ellen Sheard, born 1881. (VT, Nov 2004)
          1881 Census: See Sheards in the English Censuses
          Death of John Sheard: Died 10 Feb 1886, Burial: cemetery, aged 52 (VT, Nov 2004)
        3. Joseph of James and Ann Sheard Batley clothier born April 29 baptized May 17, .
          Further Record: He was not listed with his mother and her husband, Edmund Parker, in the 1851 census
          Death: Joseph Sheard Batley, May 14, 1860, age 25
        4. Ellen Sheard (1837-1880) and George Luff Stocker (?-?)
          Baptism: Ellen of James and Ann Sheard, Batley clothier born July 5 baptized August 14, 1837(BatPR).
          Further Records: Census, niece, scholar, living with Joseph Jubb, junior. His wife Hannah, nee Colbeck, was presumably sister to Ellen's mother, Ann Colbeck Sheard. (VT, November 2004)
          Marriage: Ellen Sheard married George Luff Stocker in Batley, October 24, 1861. Ellen is recorded as 24, living in Batley; her father is recorded as James Sheard (Manufacturer) and NOT stated as deceased. The witnesses were Joseph Jubb jnr and another Jubb whose initials or first name I can't make out. (Andy Coates)
          George Luff Stocker: George Luff Stocker born 1833, son of Luff Stocker (b. 1805, Huntington, d 1876, Bedford) and Jane Brown Perrins,( b 1803, London d 1874, London) died 1919 London. (Andy Coates)
          Children:
          1. Harry Jubb Stocker, circa 1863, Enfield, Middlesex (1881 Census)
            Further records: Listed in the 1901 census on Hilberoyd (?) Road in Batley as age 37, born in London, professor of music, wife, Mary age 36 woolen weaver, and two daughters, Lilian Elisie age 16, woolen weaver, and Ann E B. age 13
            Was a professor of music (trumpet)
          2. Elizabeth Gertrude Stocker, Enfield, Middlesex, 1864
            Married: Elizabeth Gertrude Stocker married George Powell Hall
            Children:
            1. Amy Hall
              Married: Amy Hall married William Mortimer Coates
          3. Charles Harold Stocker 1866, Batley
          4. Walter Arthur Stocker 1867, Batley
          Death of Ellen Sheard Stocker: Ellen (Sheard) Stocker, Dec 1880 at Branch House (home of the Jubbs). Of interest is the informant; Jim Sheard, brother, of Commercial Street, Batley.
          1871 Census: Blenheim House Batley:
          • Ellen Stocker, wife, married, age 34 annuitant
          • Chas Harold Stocker, son, age 5
          • Walter Arthur Stocker, age 4
          • Nancy Sheard, mother in law, age 61 annuilant
          • Annie Ellen Sheard, niece, age 13, scholar
          • Elizabeth Hobershaw, servant, age 21
          • Notes:
            • Henry J Stocker was listed age 8, born London scholar boarder with Ann Trotter in some sort of a school situation in St Mary's Bishopshill, York
            • Elizabeth Stocker was listed as Elizabeth G "Sheard" living with Joseph Jubb.
            • Blenhiem house was the home of John Joseph Jubb in the 1881, 1891 and 1901 census. John Joseph Jubb born in 1850 was the son of John Jubb and a nephew of Joseph Jubb with whom the Stocker children were listed in the 1881 census
            • While Ellen's husband was not listed he must have been the indicated "head" of the household. Nancy (a nickname for Ann) was Ellen's mother (Ann Colbeck Sheard Parker) not "mother-in-law". She had married Parker but the name used here was "Sheard". She was back in the 1881 census as Ann Parker, widow, age 71 with her son Edwin Sheard, age 41 woolen manufacturer on Bradford, Road Batley
            • Annie Ellen Sheard was the daughter of Samuel Sheard and Agnes Sheard (Agnes was Ellen's sister)
          1881 Census: Ellen Sheard Stockers's children, Harry and Elizabeth were living with Joseph Jubb (1881 census) shortly after her death while her husband, George, was "travelling" in the USA. Charles Harold Stocker and Walter Arthur Stocker were also listed in the Jubb household in 1881. See Jubb now or at the bottom of the page.
          More Information: Go to Ancestors of Elizabeth Gertrude Stocker
        5. Edwin of James and Ann Sheard, Batley clothier born May 16 baptized June 23, 1839 (BatPR)
          Further Records Listed in the 1841, 1851 , 1861, and 1881 censuses in Batley.
          Marriage: Married his brother John's widow. See John above. ( Andy Coates October 2007)
        6. James Sheard (1841-1891-) and Hannah Nicholson
          Baptism: James of James and Ann Sheard, Batley clothier November 11, 1841 (BatPR)
          Marriage: Hannah born Batley Hannah Nicholson, about 1864, daughter of John Nicholson and Martha Hollingworth (VT, Nov 2004)
          Occupation: Cloth Manufacturer
          Children:
          1. Martha Hollingworth Sheard circa 1867
          2. Percy Wm. Longbottom Sheard, Mar 1872 - Dewsbury, Yorkshire - West Riding, West Yorkshire, 1872
            Immigration: Sheard, Percy, age 40, not married, born England destination Mt-l P Q ironmonger, Chruch of England, DEPARTURE: Liverpool, England ARRIVAL: 16 Feb 1913 - St. John, New Brunswick
            Canadian Over-Seas Expeditionary Force: Sheard, Percy Wm Longbottom 407 Adelaide St Toronto, born Yorkshire England, next of kin Ada Sheard, 4 Marlboro Terace Batley Yorkshire, sister date of birth Dec 15 1874, occupation hardware man, Jan 1916 Note He was 42 in 1916.
          3. Ada Elizabeth Sheard, circa 1875
          4. Luther Colbeck Sheard circa 1877
          5. Archibald Sheard (1878-) and Anette Brooks
            Birth: Archibald Sheard, 1878
            Marriage: June 1900 Sheard Archibald Dewsbury 9b 1217 to Annette Brook
            Immigration: 1909 Nov 21, The Cedric, from Liverpool, Archibald Sheard, age 31, butcher, wife Ann Sheard, Caldonia Road, Batley, to Mills Hotel Bleecker Street NY
            1913 Crossing: Sheard, Archibald age 34 butcher Canada Sudbury, Annetta age 32 wife England Leeds, Dorothy child age 11 England Leeds, relative in England, brother, P Sheard, baker Bradford, Eng. final destination, BC Vancover. Feby 15, 1913 Archibald, 5 feet 4 1/2 inches, Annetta 5 feet 6 inches nothing for Dorothy all fair with brown hair and eyes born "Baker" England in transit to Canada, Tetonic from Liverpool to Portland Maine.
            Instructions to Pursers 1913 crossing PORTLAND: Sheard Archib age 34, been in Canada before 1912 sudbury 3 years, butcher, Anne age 32, Dorothy age 11, all born England Teutonic 23 Feb 1913.
            Further Records: Sheard, Archibald, dob 21 November 1878, 2016 Keefer Street, Van B. C. Canada, born Yorkshire England, next of kin Annetta Sheard, same address, wife, occupation, butcher, June 15, 1916, Canadian Soldiers of WWI:
          6. Lionel Robert Sheard Jun 1880 - Dewsbury, Yorkshire - West Riding, West Yorkshire
            Immigration Dec 1912 - Montreal Quebec, Montreal, Quebec, Canada: "Robert Sheard age 32, iron monger, (word) born England, to Montreal, next of kin sister Martha 40 Council street, Batley, Yorkshire, address Boston Mass,
            WWI DR: Lionel Robert Sheard, residence cannot read, age 35 born March 29 1880 Alien, born cannot read England, steamfitter General Electirc company, cannot read next of kin sister Martha Hollinworth Sheard Batley England medium height medium build grey eyes brown hair, City Hall Chelsea, Mass.
            Boarder Crossing to Canada, 2 Jun 1926 - Sutton, Quebec, Canada: Sheard, "Robert" age 46, born Batley England, from 5 Light Street Boston Mass, nationality Eng, in Canada between 1912 and 1924, Vancover BC steam fitter, destination Montreal, Address Boston Mass, no nearest relative at that address,
            Death: 26 Jul 1938 - Vancouver
          7. Beatrice circa 1884
          8. Polly circa 1887
          Death of James Sheard: Before 1891
          1881 Census: See Sheards in the English Censuses
          1891 Census: See Sheards in the English Censuses
        1841 census: James Sheard was listed in the 1841 census on Commercial Street in Batley. See Sheards in the English Censuses
        Death: James Sheard, Batley, age 32, November 11,1841.
        Birth of Sarah of Ann Sheard: Sarah of Ann Sheard, Batley Innkeeper, born January 26, baptized March 2, 1845 (BatPR)
        Death of Sarah Sheard: Sarah must have died. She was not listed in the 1851 census
        Remarriage of Ann Colbeck Sheard: December 4, 1848, Edmund Augustus Parker, age 25, bachelor, whitesmith, Batley, son of William Parker, whitesmith and Ann Sheard, full age, widow, innkeeper, Batley, daughter of William Colbeck, grocer, both signed. Witnesses: Joshua Porritt and Joseph Chadwick
        Child of Ann Cobeck and Edmund Augustus Parker:
        1. William Parker
          Birth: William circa 1850
          The tragic death of William Parker:
          Masonic Hall, Weston April 11, 1887
          Secretary Trafalgar Lodge, A.F. A. M.
          Dear Sir and Bro.,
          I am instructed by W. M. and Brethen of Humber Lodge, A.F. A. M. No. 305, G. R. C. to communicate to you the death of WILLIAM C PARKER said to be a member of your Lodge, with the request that you would bring the matter up at you first Meeting, and send us particulars whether such claim is well-founded, for reasons which will appear further on.
          The matter of Bro. Parker's death was as follows. Having been most of the Winter unable to get work at his own calling, and having a wife and three children to provide for, his money being all spent, he gladly accepted work as a labourer on a New Bridge building in the neighborhood and commenced work on the morning of the 5 th inst. Being wholly unused to such work, and only a plank to walk on, 75 feet from the ground, he lost hi s balance and fell the distance named; death being almost instantaneous. He had only been at work about 15 minutes.
          The destitute condition of the family being known to our Lodge through Bro. William Ineson, himself a Batley man in whose company deceased visited Humber Lodge once or twice he was otherwise a total stranger to all the Brethren but notwithstanding, although but a stranger, the circumstances demanded the application of the broad charity characteristic of all true Craftsman. Humber Lodge therefore took charge of the funeral and gave the deceased stranger a Mason’s Funeral, probably them most solemn and impressive that ever entered St Phillip’s Cemetery. The Brethren are also individually interesting themselves in relieving the wants of the widow who is terribly prostrated. Her friends are said to be in comfortable circumstances in your town; if so her case is one that calls for particular sympathy. Hoping to hear from you by return mail, I am
          Respectfully and fraternally yours, JAMES CRUCICKSHANK, Secretary Humber Lodge A. F. A. M. Weston, P.O. Ontario, Canada,
          (A copy of this document was provided by Andy Coates, October 2006)
        1851 Census: Ann Colbeck Sheard and her children were listed in the 1851 census with Edmond Parker. See Sheards in the English Censuses
        1861 Census in Batley. See Sheards in the English Censuses
        The Rise and Progress of Batley, 1880, James Williams: "The Wilton Arms Inn, built by the late Peter Heptonstall, but afterwards owned and kept by Mr. James Sheard, a noted musician and leader of the Batley Brass Band, also of the Up Lane scholars at their anniversaries"
        Further notes from Vivien Tomlinson, November 2004: His will puts money in trust to provide for his wife and children, the trustees being his friends George Newsome of Uplane, clothier, and Joseph Jubb the Younger, clothier.
      3. Sarah of Jonas Sheard son of John by Eleanor his wife daughter of John Hey January 11 Batley baptized February 2, 1812.
        Death: Sarah Sheard, age 1, Batley buried February 19, 1813.
      4. Mariah of Jonas and Eleanor Sheard Batley clothier, January 19, 1814
        Death: Mariah Sheard, age 1, Batley, buried May 12, 1814.
      5. Jonas Sheard (1816-1881+/1891-) and Sarah Hepworth
        Baptism: Jonas of Jonas and "Ellen" Sheard Batley clothier July 21, 1816
        Occupation: Clothier, cloth fuller, rag merchant
        Marriage: Sarah Hepworth 11 February 1838, Wakefield (VT, Nov 2004)
        Children:
        1. Christiana of Jonas and Sarah Sheard, Batley clothier, born April 23 baptized May 12, 1838 (BatPR)
        2. Ellen of Jonas and Sarah Sheard Batley clothier born June 11 baptized August 2, 1840 (BatPR)
        3. Elizabeth born circa 1845. (Not listed in the Parish records). Listed in the 1851 census
        4. Matilda born circa 1850. (Not listed in the Parish records). Listed in the 1851 census.
        5. Sarah, born circa 1853. Listed in the 1881 census.
        6. Hannah, born circa 1855. Listed in the 1881 census.
        1841 Census, Commercial Street, Batley. See Sheards in the English Censuses
        1851 Census in Batley. See Sheards in the English Censuses
        1861 Census in Batley. See Sheards in the English Censuses
        1881 Census in Batley: See Sheards in the English Censuses
        1891 Census, Batley: See Sheards in the English Censuses
        Deaths
        1. Jonas, after 1881 before 1891, not listed in the Batley parish records which are sparse during that period
        2. Sarah
      6. Marie of Jonas and Ellen Sheard Batley clothier April 11, 1819
      7. Abraham Sheard (1821-1858) and Martha Heppleston
        Baptism: Abraham of Jonas and Ellen Sheard Batley clothier July 5, 1821.
        Occupation: Rag Merchant
        Marriage of Abraham Sheard: Martha Heppleston, 30 August 1841, Wakefield (VT, November 2004)
        Martha Heppleston:
        • Baptism: 22 Mar 1818, Batley. (VT, November 2004)
        • Name as Heptonstall at baptism and marriage but earlier siblings as Heppleston, father Peter, carpenter in both cases. (VT, November 2004)
        • 1861, widow living Providence St. with father Peter Heppleston (VT, November 2004)
        1841 Census in Batley:
        1851 Census: Havercroft North, side Commercial Street, Batley, Abraham Sheard, head age 29, rag merchant born Batley, Martha wife, age 33, domestic, both born Batley.
        Death of Abraham Sheard: Abraham Sheard of Havercroft, Rag Merchant, age 36, April 12, 1858
        Martha Sheard in the 1861 Census: See Sheards in the English Censuses
        Martha Sheard in the 1881 Census: See Sheards in the English Censuses
        Death of Martha Sheard:
      8. Simon Peter Sheard (1824-1865) and Sarah Ann
        Baptism: Simon Peter of Jonas and Ellen Sheard Batley clothier July 11, 1824.
        Occupation: Clothier, rag dealer, woolen weaver
        Marriage: Sarah Ann Heaton, 24 Dec 1843 Wakefield (VT, Nov 2004)
        Children:
        1. Jane of Simon and Sarah Ann Sheard, Batley clothier, born December 12, 1847 baptized March 26, 1848 (BatPR)
        2. John of Simon and Sarah Ann Sheard, Batley clothier born March 24 baptized November 4, 1849 (BatPR)
          Death: Buried 20 Dec 1849, Havercroft, age 8 months
        1841 Census in Batley: See Sheards in the English Censuses
        1851 Census in Batley: See Sheards in the English Censuses
        Deaths:
        1. Simon Peter Sheard age 40 buried Batley February 1, 1865
        2. Sarah Ann
      9. William Sheard (1827-1851+) Sarah Ann Newsome and Emily Fawsett
        Baptism: William of Jonas and Ellen Sheard Batley clothier January 6, 1827
        Occupation: Dyer
        Marriage: January 1, 1849, William Sheard, age 21, bachelor, dyer, Batley, son of Jonas Sheard, clothier, married Sarah Ann Newsome, age 19, Batley, daughter of Joseph Newsome, clothier, both signed. Witnesses: _____ ? Sheard, and ____ Hubert (?)
        Children:
        1. Jonas, of William and Sarah Ann Sheard, Batley, dyer, September 11, baptized October 28, 1849 (BatPR)
          Note from Vivien Tomlinson for Jonas Sheard: This must be the Jonas who wrote to T C Taylor from California in 1930 as follows
          "Colbeck Bros. had a dye house at Cheapside Mills and my father was their first dyer. He dyed in a cast-iron dye pan with a winch turned by hand. As he was on piecework, my mother turned the winch by hand for him and she had me a baby wrapped in a shawl in the cart used to carry the cloth, so it is no wonder I have been a dyer all my life"
          -from "One Hundred Years" by T C Taylor, Batley, 1946
        Death of Sarah Newsome Sheard: Unknown
        Remarriage: Emily Fawsett (Douglas Sheard May 2009) before 1872.
        Children:
        1. Harry circa 1872
        2. Will Sheard (1872-1930) and Mary Jane Wilson
          Birth: Will Sheard 6 April 1872 Batley (Douglas Sheard May 2009)
          Marriage: Mary Jane Wilson b 1869 Yourshire died about 1950 Mirfield (Douglas Sheard May 2009)
          Children:
          1. George Sheard and Majorie Senogles
            Birth: 22 April, 1901 Halifax (Douglas Sheard May 2009)
            Marriage: Menai Bridge, Anglesey (Douglas Sheard May 2009)
            Death: 24 April 1984 Coaticook, Quebec Canada (Douglas Sheard May 2009)
            Geo Sheard Fabrics
        1851 Census in Batley: See Sheards in the English Censuses
        1861 Census in Batley: See Sheards in the English Censuses
      Death: Jonas Sheard, Batley, age 47, August 12, 1834
      Remarriage of Ellen Hey Sheard: January 29, 1838, Isaac Illingworth, full age, widower, slubber, Batley, son of Jeremiah Illingworth, slubber, and Ellen Sheard, full age, widow, Batley, daughter of John Hey, clothier, he signed, she X'ed. Witnesses: James Healey and John Chadwick.
      Death of Eleanor Hey Sheard Illingsworth: Unknown Note: There is a death listed as "Elinor Sheard of Carlinghow age 73, buried December 18, 1859. There was no other appropriate Eleanor Sheard in the parish.
    2. Sarah of John Sheard of Batley, clothier, son of George by Marie, his wife, daughter of John Blakeley, March 17, baptized April 25, 1789.
      Death: Sarah of John Sheard of Batley buried May 6, 1790.
    3. Hannah of John Sheard Batley, clothier, son of George by Marie, his wife, daughter of John Blakely March 22, baptized April 25, 1791 Batley.
      Death: Hannah of John Sheard an infant, Batley was buried August 11, 1791
    4. John son of John Sheard of Batley, clothier, son of George by Marie, his wife, daughter of John Blakely was born December 17, 1793 and baptized January 26, (BPR)
    Death of John Sheard: John Sheard of Batley age 51, February 4, 1815
    Death of Marie Sheard: Marie Sheard, Batley age 54, March 19, 1817

  2. Dinah Sheard (1765-?), James Brigg, and Sam Reyner
    Baptism: Dinah, daughter of George Sheard of Batley, clothier, was born April 28, and baptized on June 16, 1765 in Batley Parish (BPR).
    Marriage: Dinah Sheard married James Brigg, October 16, 1785, Batley Parish, both x'ed, witnesses, Jno Gibson and J--no Haigh.
    Occupation of James Brigg: Laborer
    Children:
    1. ______ of James Brigg of Batley labourer son of Thomas by Dinah daughter of George Sheard born August 11, baptized December ___ 1790.
    Death of James Brigg:
    Marriage: Dinah Sheard to Sam Reyner, unknown
    Occupation of Sam Reyner: Labourer/clothier
    Children:
    1. Elizabeth of Sam Reyner labourer son of Thomas by Dinah his wife daughter of George Sheard December 3, Batley baptized December 25, 1801.
    2. Harriet of Samuel Reyner laborer son of Amos by Dinah his wife daughter of George Sheard April 8 Batley baptized May 20, 1804
    3. Ann of Samuel Reyner clothier son of "Amos" by Dinah his wife daughter of George Sheard June 26 Batley baptized September 18, 1806

  3. Sarah Sheard (1767-?) and John Turner
    Baptism: Sarah, of George Sheard of Batley, labourer, was born May 8, and baptized on June 28, in Batley Parish (BPR).
    Marriage: Sarah Sheard married John Turner, March 21, 1790, Batley Parish, both x'ed, witnesses George Newsome and Isaac Newsome.
    Children:
    1. Mary of John Turner of Batley, husbandman, son of Joseph by Sarah, daughter of George Sheard, born on April 8 and baptized on May 30, 1790 (BPR)
  4. Death of Sarah Sheard Turner:
    Death of John Turner:

  5. James, of George Sheard, Batley labourer, was baptized on June 31, 1770 in Batley Parish
    Death: James, the son of George Sheard of Batley, was buried on June 2, 1785 (BPR)
  6. Mary Sheard (1771-?) and Isaac Newsome
    Baptism: Mary, of George Sheard, Batley labourer, was baptized on October 20, 1771 in Batley Parish (BPR).
    Marriage: Mary Sheard and Isaac Newsome May 28, 1793 witnesses Michael Sheard and George Sheard in Batley Parish.
    Isaac Newsome:
    • Parents: Isaac Newsome was the son of Joseph Newsome and Elizabeth Townsend, baptized October 20, 1771, Batley PC (VT, November 2004)
    • Occupation: Clothier
    • Death of 1st wife of Isaac Newsome: Sarah, wife of Isaac Newsome of Batley, January 18, 1793
    Children:
    1. Elizabeth of Isaac Newsome of Batley clothier son of Joseph by Mary his wife daughter of George Sheard born February 14 baptized March 5, 1794, Batley
      Marriage: Elizabeth Newsome married Samuel Burnley 8 February 1813, Batley (VT, November 2004)
      Samuel Burnley: Clothier, hand loom weaver (VT, November 2004)
      Children:
      1. George, about 1813 (VT, November 2004)
      2. John, 18 June 1815, PC (VT, November 2004)
      3. Abraham about 1817 (VT, November 2004)
      4. Mary about 1819 (VT, November 2004)
      5. Ellen, 5 May 1822, Batley PC (VT, November 2004)
      6. Isaac Burnley, born c 1824. (VT, November 2004)
      7. Jacob Burnley, Baptism: 2 Jul 1826, baptized Batley PC (VT, November 2004)
      8. Jane Burnley, Baptism: 22 Jun 1828, baptized Batley PC (VT, November 2004)
      9. Samuel Burnley, born c 1830. (VT, November 2004)
      10. Jacob Burnley, born c 1832. (VT, November 2004)
      11. Nancy Burnley, born 7 Feb 1835. Baptism: 22 Mar 1835, baptized Batley PC (VT, November 2004)
      12. Newsome Burnley, born c 1838. (VT, November 2004)
      13. Emma Burnley, born c 1840.(VT, November 2004)
    2. Sarah of Isaac Newsome clothier, son of Joseph by "Sarah" his wife daughter of George Sheard , April 4 baptized April 27, 1796, Batley.
      Death: Sarah of Isaac Newsome of Batley was buried September __ 1798-99
    3. Hannah of Isaac Newsome clothier son of Joseph by "Hannah" his wife daughter of George Sheard January 19, baptized February 25, 1798 Batley.
      Death: Hannah of Isaac Newsome of Batley was buried July 27, 1803
    4. Sarah of Isaac Newsome clothier son of Joseph by Mary his wife daughter of George Sheard September 27 Batley baptized October 17, 1799
      Death: Sarah daughter of Isaac Newsome Batley, July 19, 1803
    5. John son of Isaac Newsome clothier son of Joseph by Mary his wife daughter of George Sheard, June 16, baptized July 19, 1801, Batley
      Marriage: John Newsome married Rebecca Pyrah, 25 July 1820, Batley (VT, November 2004)
    6. George son of Isaac Newsome clothier son of Joseph by Mary his wife daughter of George Sheard June 4 Batley baptized July 10, 1803
      Marriage: Hannah Hepworth 4 February 1836, Batley (VT, November 2004)
      Children :
      1. Sheard Newsome, born c 1835. (VT, November 2004)
      2. Michael Newsome, born c 1837. (VT, November 2004)
      3. Edwin Newsome, born c 1840. (VT, November 2004)
      4. Isaac Newsome, born c 1842. (VT, November 2004)
      5. George E Newsome, born c 1844. (VT, November 2004)
      6. Elizabeth Newsome, born c 1847. (VT, November 2004)
    7. Joseph of Isaac Newsome clothier son of Joseph by Mary his wife daughter of George Sheard April 22 Batley baptized May 19, 1805
      Death: 1867 in Batley (VT, November 2004)
    8. Mary Ann of Isaac Newsome clothier son of Joseph by Mary his wife daughter of George Sheard March 25 Batley May 17 1807
    9. Jane of Isaac Newsome clothier son of Joseph by Mary his wife daughter of George Sheard January 24 Batley April 9, 1809
      Death: 9 February, 1814 (VT, November 2004)
    10. Hannah of Isaac Newsome clothier son of Joseph by Mary his wife daughter of George Sheard March 3 Batley baptized March 29, 1812
    Note:
    • The entries of Sarah in 1796 and Hannah in 1798 for the wife of Isaac Newsome must reflect clerical errors.

    Death of Mary Sheard Newsome: January 2, 1815, Batley PC (VT, November 2004)
    Death of Isaac Newsome: March 1, 1829 (VT, November 2004)

  7. George Sheard (1773-1835) and Ann Greenwood
    Baptism: George Sheard baptized in May 1773, (Batley)
    Occupation: Clothier
    Marriage: George Sheard and Anne Greenwood June 13, 1794 in Batley Parish. He signed, she x'ed. Witness Michael Sheard.
    Note by Vivien Tomlinson: "Signature resembles that of Michael who married Sarah Lister." I think they are definitely the same. MLB
    Anne Greenwood: Daughter of William Greenwood, baptized 6 August 1775, Batley (VT, November 2004)
    Children:
    1. Sarah Sheard (1794-?) and Joseph Fox
      Baptism: Sarah of George Sheard Batley clothier, son of George by Ann, daughter of William Greenwood, Born December 14, 1794, baptized February 17, 1795
      Marriage: Sarah Sheard and Joseph Fox, March 17, 1817, both x'ed. Witnesses: Ch R Greenwood and Jos Talbot.
    2. Hannah of George Sheard clothier son of George by Anne his wife daughter of William Greenwood, Nov 4 baptized December 25, 1796.
      Child: Joseph Sheard, son of Hannah Sheard Batley single woman, Baptism: 3 Nov 1817, Batley. Notes for Joseph Sheard: identification based on fact that a Joseph aged 20+ in the 1841 census is living with Hannah's brother James. (VT, November 2004)
      Note: On the same day, November 3, 1817, a Hannah Sheard married James Roberts. Both x'ed. Witnesses: John Fell and Joseph Chadwick, Batley Parish.
    3. Peter
      Death: Peter, the son of George Sheard of Batley was buried September 25, 1796
    4. Martha of George Sheard clothier son of George by Anne his wife daughter of William Greenwood November (?) 8 baptized December 26, 1799.
      Death: Martha the daughter of George Sheard, Jun. was buried June 21, 1802 Batley
    5. Ann of George Sheard clothier son of George by "Nancy" his wife daughter of William Greenwood, July 3 Batley baptized September 17, 1801.
    6. James of George Sheard clothier son of George by Anne his wife daughter of William Greenwood December 14, 1803 Batley baptized February 5, 1804
      Death: James Sheard buried January 8, 1847 age 43
    7. William Sheard (1806-18??) and Hannah Hepworth
      Baptism: William of George Sheard clothier son of George by Anne his wife daughter of William Greenwood September 17 Batley baptized November 10, 1806
      Marriage: William Sheard and Hannah Hepworth, February 4, 1836. Both x'ed. Witnesses: Joseph Fell and Samuel Scholes.
      Note: No children baptized in Batley Parish according to the parish index.
      Children from Vivien Tomlinson and the 1861 census
      1. Ann about 1837, 1851, cloth burler (VT)
      2. George about 1838, 1851 cloth weaver (VT)
      3. James, circa 1840 (1861 Census)
      4. Sarah born circa 1844, 186 rag sorter (VT)
      5. Maria born circa 1849, 1861 scholar (VT)
      6. Hannah, circa 1854 (1861 Census)
      7. William, circa 1857 (1861 Census)
      8. Margaret about 1842, rag sorter 1861 (VT)
      1861 Census in Batley: See Sheards in the English Censuses
    8. Martha Sheard (1809-?) and John Wilson
      Baptism: Martha of George Sheard clothier son of George by Anne his wife daughter of William Greenwood March 18 Batley baptized June 11, 1809
      Marriage: Martha Sheard married John Wilson, June 13, 1828. He signed. She x'ed. Witnesses: George Sheard and Joseph Chadwick
    9. Mary Sheard (1811-?) and John Fox
      Baptism: Mary of George Sheard clothier son of George by Anne his wife daughter of ------- August 15 Batley baptized December 25, 1811
      Marriage: Mary Sheard married John Fox, February 14, 1831. He signed. She x'ed. Witnesses: Joseph Jubb and David Fox.
      John Fox: Cloth miller in 1841 Census (VT, Nov 2004)
      Children:
      1. Ann about 1833 (VT, Nov 2004)
    10. Maria of George and Ann Sheard Batley clothier September 19, 1814
    11. Jane Sheard (1817-?) and William Fox
      Baptism: Jane of George and Ann Sheard Batley clothier February 9, 1817
      Marriage: May 20, 1839, William Fox full age, bachelor, cordwainer, Batley, son of David Fox, cordwainer, married Jane Sheard, full age, Batley, daughter of George Sheard, clothier, he signed, she x'ed. Witnesses: John Fox and Joseph Chadwick.
    Deaths:
    1. George Sheard of Batley, age 62 buried May 3, 1835 ( March, 1835, VT, November 2004)
    2. Ann Sheard, Batley, age 56, February 5, 1832

  8. Michael Sheard (circa 1776/7-1837) and Sarah Lister

    For more detailed information on Michael Sheard, Sarah Lister and their children and for pictures of several of the children/grandchildren of Michael and Sarah go to Michael Sheard and Sarah Lister

    Baptism: Michael, baptism unknown. According to his death records he was born circa 1777.
    Marriage: Michael Sheard and Sarah Lister June 24, 1795, he signed she x'd witnesses Isaac Newsome and Thomas Fox.
    Sarah Listor: Sarah was the daughter of Hannah Lister, baptized April 26, 1778, Batley (Vivien Tomlinson, November 2004)
    Occupation : Flushing manufacturer
    Children:

    1. William son of Michael Sheard clothier, son of George by Sarah his wife daughter of ______ Lister, November 19, baptized December 26, 1796.
      Death: William, son of Michael Sheard an infant, Batley was buried January 17, 1797
    2. Michael Sheard (1798-1861) and Sarah Newsome
      Baptism: Michael son of Michael Sheard clothier son of George Sheard by Sarah his wife daughter of ______ (?) Lister born April 8, baptized April 29, 1798
      Marriage: Michael Sheard and Sarah Newsome April 3, 1820 both signed. Witness, David Sheard
      Occupation: Clothier, flushing manufacturer
      Children:
      1. John Sheard (1820-?) and Sarah Ward
        Baptism: John of Michael and Sarah Sheard, Batley clothier, July 2, 1820.
        Occupation: Manufacturer
        Marriage: April 4, 1844, John Sheard, age 21, bachelor, manufacturer, Batley, son of Michael Sheard, manufacturer, and Sarah Ward, age 20, Batley, daughter of Charles Ward, butcher, both signed. Witnesses: Samuel Ward and William Walker. Note: John was 24 not 21.
        Children:
        1. Ann daughter of John and Sarah Sheard, Batley manufacturer, 13 October 1844, born 4 July 1844 (BatPR)
          Marriage: Charles J Critchley. Listed in the 1871 census
        2. Eliza Rebecca of John and Sarah Sheard, Batley manufacturer, born April 23, baptized June 14, 1846 (BatPR).
          Addition Information: See Michael Sheard and Sarah Lister
        3. Charles Michael of John and Sarah Sheard, Batley manufacturer, February 22, baptized April 30, 1848 (BatPR)
          Death: Charles Michael Sheard, Havercroft, June 8, 1849, 15 months.
        1851 census in Batley: See Sheards in the English Censuses
        1861 census in Batley: See Sheards in the English Censuses
        1871 census in Batley: See Sheards in the English Censuses
        Occupation: Woolen manufacturer, aldermann, and J. P. per 1871 census. Mayor of Batley 1869 per Ben Friman December 2005 and Vivien Tomlinson, 2004.
        Photo of John Sheard: See Below
        Death of John Sheard:
        Death of Sarah Ward Sheard:
      2. Joseph Sheard (1821-1876) and Sarah Colbeck
        Baptism: Joseph of Michael Sheard junior, clothier, Batley and Sarah Sheard, December 25, 1821
        Addition Information: See Michael Sheard and Sarah Lister
        Marriage: Sarah Colbeck (Dominic Lennon, February 2002)
        Children:
        1. Edwin Sheard (1841-) and Susannah ______
          Edwin of Joseph and Sarah Sheard, "Batley clothier" January 27 baptized February 28, 1841 (BatBR)
          See Michael Sheard and Sarah Lister
        2. Emma Sheard (1842-1914) and Alfred Parker
          Baptism: Emma of Joseph and Sarah Sheard, "Batley clothier" May 8 baptized June 5, 1842.
          Birth: Emma Sheard born 3 May, 1842 ( Dominic Lennon)
          Marriage: Alfred Parker, born 20 Feb 1841, Batley (son of Joseph Parker and Jane Blakeley) ( Dominic Lennon)
          Children:
          1. Sarah Jane Parker born May 1865, Batley ( Dominic Lennon)
            Death: Died Nov 1884, Ontario, Canada, buried 18 Nov 1884, Ontario, Canada. ( D L)
          2. Alfred Sheard Parker born 1868, Batley (D L)
            Death: Died 1930. (D L)
          3. Annie Parker born 1870, Batley (D L)
            Death: Died Nov 1921, Toronto, Canada, buried 16 Nov 1921.
          4. Walter Herbert Parker born 1872, Batley. (D L)
          5. George Parker born 12 Mar 1873, Batley (D L)
            Marriage: Mable Barnhart.(D L)
            Addition Information: See Michael Sheard and Sarah Lister
            Death: 1921 (D L)
          6. Charles James Parker born 1875, Batley(D L)
            Marriage: Bella(D L)
            Death: Died 16 Apr 1956, Victoria, Canada, buried 19 Apr 1956, Victoria, Canada.(D L)
          7. Joseph Henry Parker born 28 Sep 1876, Batley(D L)
            Marriage: 9 Aug 1900, Helena Mary Mogridge, born 20 Jan 1875, Brampton, Canada.(D L)
          8. Oscar Gilbert Parker born 1879, Batley.(D L)
          Death of Alfred Parker: Died 29 Jul 1898, Toronto, Canada, buried 1 Aug, Islington, Canada.(D L)
          Death of Emma Sheard Parker: Emma Sheard Parker, died 22 Feb 1914, Toronto, Canada, buried 24 Feb 1914, Islington, Canada. (D L)
          The Parker Family: David Walker has graciously shared his research on the Parker family go to Parker, now or at the bottom of the page.
        3. Samuel Walter of Joseph of Sarah Ann Sheard, "Batley clothier" September 12 October 15, 1843 (BatPR)
        4. Hannah of Joseph and Sarah Sheard, "Batley clothier" April 12 baptized May 11, 1845 (BatPR)
        5. Richard Herbert of Joseph and Sarah Sheard "Batley manufacturer" July 10 baptized September 19, 1847 (BatPR)
        6. Matilda Sheard and John Joseph Jubb
          Birth: Mitilda of of Joseph and Sarah Ann Sheard, "Batley manufacturer" January 28 baptized March 31, 1850 (BatPR).
          Marriage: John Joseph Jubb. (Per Dominic Lennon February 2003.)
          See Michael Sheard and Sarah Lister for more information on Matilda Sheard Jubb, her husband John Jospeh Jubb and their children. See also Jubb for additional information and for pictures of Matilda Sheard Jubb, John Joseph Jubb and their children.
        7. Mary Hannah Colbeck of Joseph and Sarah Ann Sheard, Batley manufacturer, August 7, baptized September 21, 1851
        8. George Herbert of Joseph and Sarah Ann Sheard Batley manufacturer July 9, baptized July 31, 1853
        9. Henrietta Sheard and Haydn Johnson
          Birth: Henrietta born December 11, 1856 Havercroft, Batley, baptized January 15, 1857
          For more information on Henrietta Sheard, go to Henrietta Sheard now or at the bottom of the page.
        10. Sarah, born circa 1859 per 1861 census
        11. Ada, circa 1861
          Marriage:
        1841 Census in Havercroft, Batley: See Sheards in the English Censuses
        1851 Census in Batley: See Sheards in the English Censuses
        1861 Census in Batley: See Sheards in the English Censuses
        Death: 1876 (Information courtesy of Dominic Lennon, February 2002)
        Tombstone Inscription of Joseph Sheard
        AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE
        OF THE LATE
        JOSEPH SHEARD , J. P.
        OF SUNNY BANK, BATLEY
        BORN NOVEMBER 21, 1821
        DIED JUNE ?, 1876
        ALSO SARAH ANN
        RELICK OF THE ABOVE
        WHO DIED AUGUST 13TH, 1899
        AGED 78 YEARS
        REST IN PEACE
        1881 Census: See Sheards in the English Censuses
      3. Isabell of Michael and Sarah Sheard Batley clothier July 13, 1823.
      4. Susan Sheard (1825-?) and Thomas Walker Shackelton
        Baptism: Susan of Michael and Sarah Sheard Batley clothier February 20, 1825.
        Marriage: October 14, 1849, Thomas Walker Shackleton, age 21 "years and upwards", grocer, Batley, son of Richard Shackelton, grocer, and Susan Sheard, age 21, Batley, daughter of Michael Sheard, manufacturer and merchant, both signed. Witnesses: Charles Wigglesworth and Robert Shackleton.
      5. Matilda of Michael and Sarah Sheard Batley clothier January 21, 1827.
        Death: Matilde Sheard, age 1, buried April 14, 1828
      6. Matilda of Michael and Sarah Sheard Batley clothier December 15, 1828.
        Death Matilde Sheard, age 19, Batley buried September 10, 1848
      7. Benjamin Sheard and Mary
        Baptism: Benjamin of Michael and Sarah Sheard Batley clothier February 6, 1831.
        Marriage: Unknown, Mary born Batley
        Children:
        1. Frederic A, circa 1861
        2. Michael circa 1863
        1851 Census: Listed with his parents
        1861 Census: See Sheards in the English Censuses
      8. Death of Mary ___ Sheard:
        Remarriage of Benjamin Sheard: Unknown, Annie, born Batley circa 1860
        Children:
        1. Sarah circa 1880
        1881 Census: See Sheards in the English Censuses
      9. Michael of Michael and Sarah Sheard, March 17, 1833
      10. George Sheard (1835-1902) and Ann Whitworth
        Baptism: George of Michael and Sarah Sheard Batley clothier born February 26 baptized March 22, 1835
        Marriage: Ann Whitworth 1857 Earlsheaton (VT, November 2004)
        Children:
        1. Fanny born Dec 11, 1857 in Staincliffe Batley, baptized 14 Jan 1858 Batley PC (VT, November 2004)
          Marriage: Charles George James Port, 13 Jul 1881 in St Saviour's Brownhill (VT, November 2004)
        2. Charles Michael Sheard born 15 Aug 1859 baptized October 13, 1859 Batley (VT, November 2004)
          Death: Died 1869 Birstall buried in Birstall churchyard (VT, November 2004)
        3. Percy Sheard born 31 May 1861 Batley. Baptism: 11 Jul 1861, Batley PC (VT, November 2004)
        4. Florence Sheard born about 1864. she married John Russell in 1892. (VT, November 2004)
        Further Records: George Sheard became a prominent local mill owner with interests in coal mining. He built Woodlands (now the Bagslaw museum in Batley) in 1875/76. He died in 1902. (Information from the Bagslaw Museum Pamphlet)
        1881 Census in Batley: See Sheards in the English Censuses
        1891 Census in Batley: See Sheards in the English Censuses
      11. Edwin of Michael and Sarah Sheard Batley clothier December 7, 1836.
        Death: Edwin Sheard age 10 months, Batley, buried September 27, 1837
      12. David of Michael and Sarah Sheard Batley clothier born October 3 baptized November 4, 1838.
        Death: David Sheard, age 1, Batley buried May 24, 1840.
      13. Richard Sheard and Ellen Whitworth
        Birth : Richard Arthur of Michael and Sarah Sheard Batley clothier, born August 23 baptized October 2, 1842.
        1851 Census: Listed in the 1851 census.
      1841 Census in Havercroft, Batley: See Sheards in the English Censuses
      1851 Census in Batley: See Sheards in the English Censuses
      Death of Michael Sheard: Michael Sheard Healey June 26, 1861, age 63
      Death of Sarah Newsome Sheard: Sarah Sheard, Batley, September 17, 1863 age 63
    3. David Sheard (1801-1838) and Martha Talbot
      Baptism: David son of Michael Sheard clothier son of George by Sarah his wife d of _____ Lister, October 5, baptized October 19, 1801.
      Occupation: David Sheard was listed as a Flushing, Drugget etc Manufacturer in the Pigot's directory.
      Marriage: David Sheard and Martha Talbot July 5, 1821 both signed. Witnesses, Abraham Newsome and James Talbot.
      Notes:
      • Mary's handwriting looks so much like David's that it is possible that he signed for her or taught her to write her name.
      • On the same day as the marriage of David Sheard and Martha Talbot, Elizabeth Talbot married Benjamin Senior. They both x'ed. David Sheard was a witness.
      Children:
      1. Abraham Sheard (1821-1891+)
        Baptism: Abraham of David and Martha Sheard Batley clothier October 21, 1821
        Marriage: Marie _______ between 1841 and 1851
        Death of Marie _____ Sheard: Unknown
        Children
        1. David circa 1844
          Marriage: ???
          Children:
          1. Marie, circa 1869
          2. Abraham circa 1873
          Death of First wife: ???
          Second Marriage: Elizabeth
          Children:
          1. Jonathan (Jane Ann?) circa 1879
          2. Norman, circa 1881
          3. Caroline circa 1883
        2. Jane Ann of Abraham and Marie Sheard, Batley clothier, 30 July 1848 born 7 March 1848 (BatPR). Listed in the 1851 census. Not listed in the 1861 census.
          Death: Another Jane was born circa 1862
        2nd Marriage Sarah, born Ackworth, unknown
        Children:
        1. Fanny, born circa 1855. Listed in the 1861 and 1881 censuses
        2. John F., circa 1859. Listed in the 1862 and 1881 censuses
        3. Jane, born circa circa 1862. Listed in the 1881 census
        4. Sarah A., circa 1867. Listed in the 1881 and 1891 censuses
        Note: All info from censuses
        1841 Census in Batley: See Sheards in the English Censuses
        1851 Census in Batley: See Sheards in the English Censuses
        1861 Census in Batley: See Sheards in the English Censuses
        1881 Census in Batley: See Sheards in the English Censuses
        1891 Census in Batley: See Sheards in the English Censuses
      2. Isaac Sheard (1823-1881+)
        Baptism: Isaac of David and Martha Sheard Batley clothier April 6, 1823
        Marriage: Harriet, unknown.
        Children:
        1. Abigail circa 1839. Listed in the 1851 census. Not listed Batley parish records.
        2. Hannah of Isaac and Harriett Sheard, Batley clothier born September 23, baptized November 13, 1842 (BatPR)
        3. Martha of Isaac and Harriett Sheard, Batley clothier, born February 23 baptized April 7, 1844 (BatBR)
        4. Jacob of Isaac and Harriett Sheard Batley clothier born August 28, baptized September 27, 1845 (BatBR)
        5. Marmaduke of Isaac and Harriett Sheard Batley clothier born May 4, baptized September 19, 1847(BatPR)
          Death: Marmaduke Sheard, infant, Batley, buried January 26, 1848.
        6. Sarah of Isaac and Harriett Sheard Batley clothier born May 16 baptized June 24, 1849 (BatPR)
        7. Mary of Isaac and Harriett Sheard Batley clothier born March __ baptized April 20, 1851
        8. David of Isaac and Harriett Sheard Batley clothier born July 6 baptized August 14, 1853
        1841 Census: See Sheards in the English Censuses
        1851 Census in Batley: See Sheards in the English Censuses
        Death: Harriett
        Second Marriage: Sarah, unknown
        1881 Census in Dewsbury: See Sheards in the English Censuses
        Deaths:
        1. Isaac
        2. Sarah
      3. Jacob of David and Martha Sheard Batley clothier November 6, 1825
        Death: Jacob Sheard, age 17, Batley, October 22, 1842
      4. Henry Sheard (1827-1902) and Ellen Hepworth
        Baptism: Henry of David and Martha Sheard Batley clothier March 4, 1827
        Marriage: February 27, 1851, Henry Sheard, age 23, bookkeeper, Batley, son of David Sheard, manufacturer, married Ellen Hepworth, age 21, Batley, daughter of Joseph Hepworth, mason, both signed. Witnesses: Joseph Hepworth and Jane Sheard.
        Children:
        1. Margaret Sheard born circa 1854
        2. Frederick Sheard born circa 1859
        3. Catherine Sheard born circa 1862
        4. Martha E, born circa 1864
        5. Sarah born circa 1869
        6. Maud, daughter, born circa 1871
        Note: Info from 1881 and 1891 census.
        1861 Census: See Sheards in the English Censuses
        1881 Census: See Sheards in the English Censuses
        1891 Census: See Sheards in the English Censuses
      5. Samuel Sheard (1828-)
        Baptism: Samuel of David and Martha Sheard, Batley clothier, June 1, 1828
        Marriage: Agnes Sheard born 1831 daughter of James Sheard and Ann Colbeck
        Children:
        1. Annetta
          Further Records: 1871 Census with her father.
          1881 Census: The niece of John Sheard of Bleak House, Batley. John was the brother of Annnetta's mother, Agnes.
        2. Annie Ellen c 1858
          Further Records: Listed in the 1871 census with her aunt, Ellen Sheard Stocker, the sister of Agnes Sheard Sheard.
        3. Joe Fernader circa 1862
        4. Frank, circa 1865
        5. Ada circa 1868
        1861 Census: On Wellington Street Batley: Samuel head, age 32, cloth manufacturer, Agnes, wife, age 29, Annetta, daughter, age 6 and Ann E, daughter age 3 plus Ann Bennett, age 23, servant.
        Note: Samuel was listed next to John Sheard and Benjamin Sheard. John Sheard born 1820 and Benjamin Sheard born 1831 were the sons of Michael Sheard and Sarah Newsome. They were cousins to Samuel Sheard. Samuel's father, David, was a brother of Michael Sheard.
        Death of Agnes Sheard Sheard: Between 1861 and 1871
        1871 Census: Samuel Sheard age 42 widow, can't read mechant, daughter, Anetta, age 16 son, Joe Fernader age 9, son, Frank, son age 6, and Ada, daughter, age 3, on St George's Square Batley
        Marriage of Samuel Sheard to Sophia _____: Unknown
        Children:
        1. Marrian I 1874
        2. May 1877
        1881 Census: On Park Road Batley, Samuel Sheard, age 52 Commission Agent, wife, Sophia, age 44, children Frank, age 16 Ada, age 13 Marrian age 7 and May age 4.
        1891 Census: See Sheards in the English Censuses
      6. Mary Sheard (1830-?) and Francis Senior
        Baptism: Mary of David and Martha Sheard Batley clothier February 28, 1830
        Marriage: September 17, 1848, Francis Senior, age 21, bachelor, clothier, Batley son of Squire Senior, clothier, married Mary Sheard, age 18, spinster, daughter of David Sheard, clothier, both signed. Witnesses: Sam Johnson and David Healey.
        1851 Census: New Road, Batley, Francis head age 24, spinner and Mary wife, age 21
        1861 Census: Not listed.
      7. Hannah of David and Martha Sheard Batley clothier April 22, 1832
      8. Jane Sheard (1833-?)
        Baptism: Jane of David and Martha Sheard Batley clothier September 8, 1833.
        Further Records:
        • Listed with her brother, Abraham, in the 1851 census.
        • Witness to the marriage of her brother, Henry, in 1851.
        Marriage: Benjamin Stubley before 1855. Benjamin Stubley was baptized Batley 2 September 1832 (VT, Nov. 2004)
        Legacy: 1855 legacy of 50 pounds in will of uncle, George Sheard. (VT, 2004)
        Death: 11 February 1909 in Batley (VT, 2004)
      9. Sarah of David and Martha Sheard Batley clothier August 2, 1835.
        Death: Sarah Sheard, Batley, buried June 17, 1849 age 14
      Death of David Sheard: David Sheard, of Batley, age 37, buried, January 5, 1838
      Note: After the death of David Sheard, Martha Talbot Sheard married George Sheard, the son of David Sheard and Grace Lister
      Remarriage of Martha Talbot Sheard: Martha Sheard (or Talbot) married George Sheard October 12, 1840 in Wakefield (LDS extraction of Wakefield Parish records)
      Death of Martha Talbot Sheard: Martha Sheard, age 39, buried October 24, 1842. See George Sheard, son of David Sheard and Grace Lister.
    4. Tombstone of David, Martha, Jamcob and Sarah Shead: Sacred to the memory of David Sheard of Batley who departed this life the 3rd day of January 1838 age 37years. Also of Jacob son of the above said who died 20th of October 1842 age 17 years. Also of Martha wife of the above said David Sheard who died the 23rd of October age 39 years. Also of Sarah youngest daughter of the above said David and Martha Sheard who died the 14th of June 1849 age 14 years. (Andy Coates)
    5. Hannah Sheard (1803-1865) and Henry Brearley
      Baptism: Hannah of Michael Sheard clothier son of George by Sarah his wife (no daughter of) February 4 Batley baptized February 20, 1803.
      Marriage: Henry Brearley(VT, November 2004) married Hannah Sheard May 21, 1827. Both signed. Witnesses Samuel Harrison and Mary Sheard.
      Children
      1. Robert about 1833 (VT, November 2004)
      2. Abraham about 1836 (VT, November 2004)
      3. David S. about 1830 (VT, November 2004)
      4. Hannah E about 1843 (VT, November 2004)
    6. Sarah Sheard (1805-?) and William Brooke
      Baptism: Sarah of Michael Sheard clothier son of George by Sarah his wife (no father) January 20 Batley baptized February 10, 1805
      Marriage: Sarah Sheard married William Brooke (VT, November 2004) September 28, 1828. Both signed. Witnesses: David Fox and Joseph Chadwick
      Children:
      1. Susan 1829. (VT, November 2004)
      2. Martha, 1831 (VT, November 2004)
    7. George Sheard (1807-1855) Mary Wilson
      Baptism: George of Michael Sheard clothier by Sarah his wife daughter of ____ February 4 Batley baptized March 1, 1807
      Marriage: George Sheard and Mary Wilson, July 25, 1831. He signed. She x'ed. Witnesses: Joseph Clarkson, jr. and Joseph Chadwick
      Children:
      1. Hannah about 1831
      1841 Census in New Batley, Batley: See Sheards in the English Censuses
      1851 Census in Batley: See Sheards in the English Censuses
      Deaths:
      1. George Sheard, Havercroft, age 48, buried April, 7, 1855
      2. Mary
    8. Benjamin Sheard (1809-?) Margaret Gledhill
      Baptism: Benjamin of Michael Sheard clothier son of George by Sarah his wife (no father) September 22 Batley baptized October 15, 1809
      Occupations: Benjamin Sheard was listed at the birth of his children as a clothier. He was listed in the Census as a Inn Keeper.
      Marriage: Benjamin Sheard married Margaret Gledhill August 17, 1829, Batley. He signed. She x'ed. Witnesses: George Newsome and John Chadwick
      Children:
      1. Sarah of Benjamin and Margaret Sheard, Batley clothier, November 15, 1829
        Death: She must have died as another Sarah was born circa 1854
      2. Peter Lister Sheard (1831-?) and Ann
        Baptism: Peter "Lister" of Benjamin and Margaret Sheard, Batley clothier June 12, 1831
        Marriage: Ann
        Children:
        1. Rachael circa 1854
        2. Hannah circa 1856
        1861 Census in Batley: See Sheards in the English Censuses
      3. Rachael of Benjamin and Margaret Sheard, Batley clothier born September 11 baptized September 22, 1833.
        Death: Rachael Sheard, Batley, age 4, buried March 19, 1838.
      4. Thomas of Benjamin and Margaret Sheard, Batley clothier October 26, 1835
      5. Grace of Benjamin and Margaret Sheard, Batley clothier January 14, 1838 (BatPR)
      6. David of Benjamin and Margaret Sheard, Batley clothier born May baptized June 14, 1840 (BatPR)
        6 year break
      7. Michael James of Benjamin and Margaret Sheard, Batley clothier, April 17 baptized June 7, 1846 (BatPR)
        Death: July 1846 (VT, November 2004)
      8. James Gledhill of Benjamin and Margaret Sheard Batley "manufacturer" May 30, 1847, born May 10 (BatPR).
        Death: James Sheard, Batley, November 9, 1849, age 2 years
      9. Matilda of Benjamin and Margaret Sheard, Batley "manufacturer" September 29 baptized November 5, 1848 (BatPR)
        Death: Matilda Sheard, Batley, January 1849, 15 weeks
      10. Sarah circa 1852 (VT, November 2004)
      11. Hannah M circa 1854 (VT, November 2004)
      1841 Census: See Sheards in the English Censuses
      Death of Benjamin Sheard: Unknown
      1861 Census: See Sheards in the English Censuses
      Death of Margaret Sheard Unknown
    9. Margaret Sheard (1812-?) and David Fox
      Baptism: Margaret of Michael Sheard clothier son of George by Sarah his wife (no father) February 22 Batley baptized March 29, 1812
      Marriage: Margaret Sheard married David Fox on August 27, 1832. Both signed. Witnesses: Michael Sheard and Joseph Chadwick.
      Children:
      1. Susannah 1834
      2. Hortensi about 1836
      3. Sarah 1840
      4. George Sheard Fox 1843
    10. Grace of Michael and Sarah Sheard Batley clothier November 13, 1814.
      Death: Burial Grace Sheard Batley October 20, 1815 an infant
    11. Grace Sheard (1816-?) and Joseph Megson
      Baptism: Grace of Michael and Sarah Sheard Batley, clothier, November 17, 1816
      Marriage: March 8, 1838, Joseph Megson, full age, bachelor, cloth manufacturer, Ossett, son of Samuel Megson, cloth manufacturer, and Grace Sheard, spinster, Batley, daughter of Michael Sheard, cloth manufacturer, both signed. Witnesses: George Sheard and Joseph Chadwick
    12. John of Michael and Sarah Sheard Batley clothier December 27, 1818
      Death: John Sheard, Batley, age 1, February 8, 1819
    13. Susannah of Michael and Sarah Sheard Batley clothier May 21, 1820.
      Death: Susannah Sheard, age 2, Batley, December 17, 1822
    Deaths:
    1. Michael Sheard of Batley, age 61, February 9, 1837
    2. Sarah Sheard of Batley, age 63, buried June 1, 1840
    For more information on Michael Sheard, Sarah Listor and their children go to Michael Sheard and Sarah Lister

  9. Benjamin Sheard (1777-?) and Elizabeth Chappel
    Baptism: Benjamin, of George Sheard, Batley Clothier, son of Jonas Sheard, by Hannah his wife daughter of Benjamin Blakely was born on December 21, 1777 and baptized February 8, 1778
    Occupation: 1803-1829 military. Later clothier. Benjamin Sheard was listed in the 1834 Pigot's directory as a Flushing, Drugget etc Manufacturer. He was listed in the 1841 census as a woolen "M".
    Marriage: Benjamin Sheard and Elizabeth Chappel December 26, 1798, both signed, witnesses George Sheard and Jeremiah Chadwick. (BPR).
    Elizabeth Chappel Elizabeth Chappel was the daughter of Joseph Chappel and Mary Peel, baptized January 1782, Batley (VT, November 2004)
    Witness:
    • Benjamin Sheard was the witness to the marriage of William Sheard (his brother born in 1780) and Grace Lister (daughter of Jacob Lister) in 1799, signature the same as his own wedding
    • Benjamin Sheard was a witness to the marriage of Hannah Lister and George Stubley May 20, 1819.
    More Information from Vivien Tomlinson: This is the Benjamin recorded as serving in the 3rd West Yorkshire Militia from 1803 to 1829, having enlisted for 25 years.
    He is recorded as having been discharged with contagious opthalmia caught on duty at Norman Cross, and having imperfect vision.
    He served as:
    • Private, 205 days
    • Corporal, 7 years
    • Sergeant, 18 years
    He was 5' 6" , grey hair, hazel eyes, swarthy complexion
    The 3rd West York Militia do not appear to have seen any active service, but were stationed at various towns around the country before being sent to Ireland. In 1803 they were "reviewed on the Town Moor by the Right Honorable the Earl FitzWilliam. The Regiment marched on the 27th May to York."13 Later in the year they were at the Coxheath Encampment, being reviewed on Thursday 30th August by the Earl of Chatham; "the leisure hours allowed the men were employed in the various amusements of cricket, balls, races etc. On Friday August 31st ... a grand Cricket Match."14 In 1806 they were stationed at Hull, marching from there on April 29th on route for Darlington and Durham. By Friday October 3rd they were leaving Newcastle for Sunderland. They appear to have been stationed here for a year, marching on Monday October 12th 1807 on their route to Liverpool. In November 1808 they were quartered at Norman Cross Barracks. Ireland seems to have been the next destination, and in 1813 "The 3rd West York Militia were inspected at Cove, and forts in Cork Harbour ... before the departure from Ireland." ( notes from Hatfield, Historical notices of Doncaster, 1866)

    (VT, November 2004)
    Children:
    1. Hannah of Benjamin Sheard clothier, son of George by Elizabeth his wife daughter of Joseph Chappel April 7 Batley baptized April 28, 1799.
      Death: She must have died as another Hannah was baptized in 1805
    2. Mary of Benjamin Sheard clothier son of George by Elizabeth his wife daughter of Joseph Chappel February 6 Batley baptized March 2, 1802.
      Death: Mary the daughter of Benjamin Sheard was buried April 20, 1802
    3. Hannah Marie Sheard (1805-1891+) and Benjamin Farrar
      Birth: Hannah Maria Sheard born 19 March 1805 in Faversham, Kent (VT, November 2004)
      Batley Parish Record: Hannah Mariah daughter of Benjamin Sheard and Elizabeth, Batley clothier, born March 19, 1805 baptized December 8, 1805, Batley Parish
      Alias: She was listed in the 1851 and 1861 Censuses as "Ann Marie"
      Marriage: Ann Marie Sheard and Benjamin Farrar December 26, 1824. He x'ed She signed. Witnesses: Thomas Lee and Joseph Chadwick.
      Benjamin Farrar: Son of Joseph Farrar and Ruth Drake (VT, November 2004)
      Children:
      1. Sarah Ellen Farrar, born c 1826. (VT, November 2004)
      2. William Farrar, born c 1827. (VT, November 2004)
      3. Flavius Josephus Sheard Farrar, born c 1830. VT, November 2004)
        Death: Died October 9th 1877. He is buried in an unmarked grave in the non Conformist section of Batley Cemetery. His cousin Jonas Farrar is virtually next door! (Alan Farrar, Jan 06)
      4. Frederick Farrar (1832-?) Ellen Illingworth and Fanny Robinson
        Frederick Farrar, born 1832. (VT, November 2004)
        Marriage: Frederick Farrar married Ellen Illingworth at the Wesleyan Centenary Chapel, Dewsbury on March 22 1852 (Alan Farrar, October 2005)
        Child:
        1. Benjamin Farrar circa 1853
          1881 Census Batley: Railway Terrace, Benjamin Farrar age 28, woolen spinner, born Batley Harriett wife age 28, Soothill upper, Federick son age 6, Soothill ripper ? Walker son age 2, Birstall
        2. Abraham Illingworth Farrar was born 13 Jan 1856 (VT, November 2004)
          Marriage: He married Mary Ellen Wood. (VT, November 2004) Abraham Illingworth Farrar and Mary Ellen Wood were married on July 1st 1875 in the Register Office, Dewsbury - most unusual, and I bet there is a story there! (Alan Farrar, October 2005)
          Child of Abraham Farrar and Mary Wood : Willie Farrar. He married Annie Eveline Bruce. (VT, November 2004)
          Abraham & Mary Ellen Wood had four sons & two daughters, with Willie the third son. He died on August 19th 1943, and his wife, Annie Eveline on January 27th 1960. (Alan Farrar, October 2005)
          Death of Abraham Illingworth Farrar: Died 27 Jan 1922. (VT November 2004)
        3. Arthur circa 1864. Listed in the 1871 census.
          1920 Census US: Plainville Ct. Arthur I Farrar, age 57, immigrated in 1871, naturalized, foreman clock factury, Elizabeth wife, age 58, parents Irish, Marguerita daughter age 27, clock repairs clock factory, George (?) F son age 22, labourer (can't read factory) Paulina daughter age 19, stenographer cotton mill Elizabeth daughter age 15 Arthur son age 14 Death of Arthur Farrar born 1906: Born 06 Jan 1906 died Jan 1987 zip 06010 Bristol, Hartford Ct.
        1861 Census: Batley, Benj Sheard fold --- Wards hill, Frederick Farrar, head age 29, woolen mule spinner, Ellen Farrar, wife, age 27, Benj Farrar, son, age 8, Abraham Illingworh Farrar, son, age 5, Jennet Illingworth, sister in law, age 24, rag sorter. Frederick and sons born Batley. The Illingsworth sisters born Dewsbury.
        Death of Ellen Illingworth Farrar: Ellen died on November 12th 1867 (Alan Farrar, October 2005)
        Remarriage of Frederick Farrar: Frederick subsequently married Fanny Robinson on April 12 1868 in Stockport (Alan Farrar, October 2005)
        Children: Twin daughters, Adelaide and Georgiana, on March 4th 1869. Georgiana died young on 19.5.1869 and is buried in the same unmarked grave as Ellen Illingworth (with her parents) in Batley Cemetery. (Alan Farrar, October 2005)
        1871 census, England: Wood Well Batley Frederick Farrar, head age 38, spinner, Fanny wife age, 30, Benjamin son age 18, Abraham son age 15, Arthur son age 7, Adelaide daughter age 2, George Hirot, age 27, weaver, and his wife Hannah, age 31 boarders. Everyone born Batley except Fanny, and the Hirots who were born in Holmfirth, Yorkshire
        Emigration: Fred & Fanny emigrated to the States between 1876 & 1880, leaving at least their two eldest sons, Benjamin & Abraham Illingworth Farrar in Batley. (Alan Farrar, October 2005)
        Notes:
        • 1872 according to the 1900 US census
        • Not listed at Castle Garden, New York City between 1869 and 1880
        1880 Census Plaineville, Hartford, Connecticut (LDS):
        • Frederick FARRAR, 48, ENG, Works In Home Shop, ENG, ENG
        • Fanny FARRAR, Wife, 38, ENG, Keeping House, ENG, ENG
        • Arthur FARRA, Son, S, 16, ENG, Works In Knitting Shop, ENG, ENG
        • Addie FARRAR, Dau, S, 11, ENG At School, ENG, ENG
        • George S. FARRAR, Son, S, 4, CT, At School, ENG, ENG
        1900 Census US: Plaineville, Ct., Fanny Farrar head born June 1841, age 58 widow, three children two still living, immigrated 1872, George son June 1875 age 24, single, born Ct, yardman, labourer
      5. Sheard Farrar, about 1848, listed with his grandmother in the 1851 census.
      6. William Sheard Farrar listed in the 1891 census?
      Death of Hannah (Ann) Marie Sheard Farrar: August 6th 1864. (All Saints Parish Chruch graveyard records. Alan Farrar, November 2005)
      Death of Benjamin Farrar: Benjamin Farrar died February 14h 1851. His death was reported by Hannah's youngest brother, Hyrcanus. (All Saints Parish Chruch graveyard records. Alan Farrar, November 2005)
      1891 Census: See Sheards in the English Censuses
      Note: Alan Farrar is the ggg grandson of Hannah Maria Sheard
    4. Harriett Sheard and James Gledhill
      Harriet of Benjamin Sheard clothier son of George by Elizabeth his wife daughter of Joseph Chappel June 17 baptized July 10, 1808
      Marriage: Married James Gledhill 8 Jan 1832 Tong (VT, November 2004)
      James Gledhill: James Gledhill baptized 26 Jul 1812, Batley PC(VT, November 2004)
    5. John Sheard and Elizabeth Thompson
      Birth: John of Benjamin and Elizabeth Sheard, Militia, Batley, baptized February 28, 1813.
      Marriage: John Sheard and Elizabeth Thompson 4 July 1833, Tong (VT, November 2004)
      Occupation: Clothier
      Note: There were two John Sheard & Elizabeth combinations in Batley in the mid 1800s.
      1. John born Batley circa 1814-1816 married Elizabeth Thompson, parents of Thompson c 1844, Elizabeth Jane 1850, Mary Ann Thompson 1852, Fanny Selina circa 1849 and Benjamin Francis c 1856 - connected with weaving
      2. John born Thornhill (per censuses) married Elizabeth _____ parents of John born 1848, William born 1851, Spedding born 1853 - butcher, innkeeper
      I had confused the two. However, in April 2007 Adrea Parr pointed out the error and I hope I now have it correct.
      Children:
      1. Sarah Jane of John and Elizabeth Sheard Batley, clothier, June 18, 1835.
        Death: Sarah Jane Sheard, Batley 1 year buried March 24, 1837
      2. Thompson Sheard (circa 1844-?) and Mary
        Baptism: Thompson, circa 1844, in 1851 census. Not listed in the Batley Parish Records.
        Marriage: Mary
        1881 Census: Commercial Street, Batley, Thompson Sheard head, age 27 butcher, Mary wife, both born Batley
        1881 Census: Churchfield (can't read), Thompson Sheard age 37 born Batley, Mary, wife, age 38 born Durham, Bis------
        1891 Census: Thompson Sheard age 57, was listed with his brother, Benjamin, age 44, and Rose H (Benjamin's wife) age 42, in Batley
      3. Elizabeth Jane Thompson Sheard , of John and Elizabeth Sheard, Batley, clothier, July 12, August 11, 1850
        Marriage:
        Information from Adrea Parr April 2007: Elizabeth Jane married Joseph Parr b 1851 (great grandson of Benjamin Parr and Benjamin Law by the marriage of John Parr b1800 and Hannah Law and their son Benjamin Parr b1828 and Mary). Their children were John Thompson b 1870, Mary Elizabeth b1876, Henry b1879, Sarah b1882, and Benjamin b1889 Germany. The family went to Germany from Batley between 1882 and 1901 when they returned to Batley following Joseph's death.
      4. Mary Ann Thompson Sheard and Charles Ramsey
        Birth: Mary Ann Thompson of John and Elizabeth Sheard, Batley clothier, September 26, November 28, 1852
        Marriage: Charles Ramsey (per 1871 census)
        Death:
      5. Fanny Selina Sheard born circa 1849 (VT, November 2004)
      6. Benjamin Francis Sheard circa 1856 (VT, November 2004)
        1891 Census: Benjamin F T Sheard age 34, and Rose H age 32, Batley, no children
      John and Elizabeth Sheard in the 1841 Census: Havercroft Batley, John Sheard Woolen weaver age 25, Elizabeth age 35, (ages rounded out is this census)
      John and Elizabeth Sheard in the 1851 Census: John Sheard, head age 37, finder woolen mill, Elizabeth wife age 35, dress maker Thompson son age 7, Elizabeth J daughter age 8 mo., all born Batley
      John and Elizabeth Sheard in the 1861 Census: Ben Sheards Fold, Batley, John Sheard, head, age 48 factory labourer, Elizabeth, wife, age 45, Thompson, age 17, woolen carding machine cleaner, Elizabeth Jane, age 10, nurse, Mary Ann, age 8, scholar, Benj Francis, age 4 Fanny Selina age 1, all born Batley
      John and Elizabeth Sheard in the 1871 Census: Wards Hill, Batley John Sheard age 58, dyer, Elizabeth wife age 55, Benjamin age 14, mill operator, Mary Ann Ramsey daughter age 18, Charles Ramsey son in law age 19, baker, all born Batley
    6. Joseph of Benjamin and Elizabeth Sheard Batley clothier August 20, 1815
    7. Selina of Benjamin and Elizabeth Sheard Batley clothier May 12, 1818
    8. Flavius Josephus Chappel Sheard of Benjamin and Elizabeth Sheard Batley clothier September 19, 1820
    9. Hyrcanus Sheard (1822-1862) and Ann Smith
      Baptism: Hyrcanus, son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Sheard Batley November 17, 1822
      Marriage: Hyrcanus Sheard married Ann Smith, warper, 10 Nov 1844 in Wesleyan Centenary Chapel, Dewsbury, daughter of William Smith (VT, November 2004)
      Children:
      1. Ben W., born circa 1848, listed in the 1851 census with his parents and grandmother.
      2. Joseph Chappell of Hyrcanus and Ann Sheard, Batley clothier, born March 1, baptized November 24, 1850.
        Death: Buried 9 Nov 1851, Batley (VT, November 2004)
      3. Ann Selina circa 1851 (VT, November 2004)
      4. Hannah Elizabeth circa 1853 (VT, November 2004)
      5. Justiana circa 1857 (VT, November 2004)
      Death: Hyrcanus Sheard age 39 Batley buried July 15, 1862
    Benjamin Sheard in 1841 Census: See Sheards in the English Censuses
    Elizabeth Sheard in the 1851 English Census in Batley: See Sheards in the English Censuses
    Death of Benjamin Sheard: 20 January 1847 (VT, November 2004) Grave 71 of All Saints Church yard, along with 4 children who died in infancy, and Elizabeth Chappel, buried 20.5.1867 aged 85. (Alan Farrar March 1006)
  10. Death of Elizabeth Chappel Sheard: Elizabeth Sheard of Batley, age 85, buried May 20, 1867

  11. William Sheard (1780-?) and Grace Lister
    Baptism: William, son of George Sheard of Batley clothier, son of Jonas, by Hanna, his wife, daughter of Benjamin Blakeley was born March 28 and baptized May 30, 1780
    Occupation: Clothier
    Marriage: William Sheard married Grace Lister, April 11, 1798, Batley. He signed. She x'ed. Witness: Benjamin Sheard (William's brother based on same signature at Benjamin's wedding)
    Grace Lister: Daughter of Jacob Lister, butcher, son of George Lister, and Sarah Stubley, daughter of Abraham Stubley, born February 20, 1781 baptized April 6, 1781 (Susan Hazell, October 2004)
    Jacob Lister and Sarah Stubley: Jacob Lister and Sarah Stubley married May 26, 1779. (Susan Hazell, October 2004)
    Note: Sarah Stubley's sister, Rachel, was the first wife of Benjamin Law. His second wife was Lydia Sheard the daughter of Michael Sheard and Sarah Barber. See Abraham and Noah Stubley and Benjamin Law
    Children:
    1. Mary of William Sheard clothier son of George by Grace his wife daughter of Jacob Lister January 6 Batley baptized February 12, 1801
    2. George Sheard (1802-1852), Rebecca Blakeley (1803-1831) and Martha Talbot (widow of David Sheard)
      Baptism: George of William Sheard clothier son of George by Grace his wife daughter of Jacob Lister May 29 Batley baptized August 8, 1802.
      Marriage: George Sheard married Rebecca Blakeley, April 25, 1822, both signed. Witnesses: David Sheard and Thomas Law. (Parish Records)
      Notes:
      • Thomas Law was the brother of Benjamin Law.
      • David Sheard, a cousin of George Sheard's, was the son of Michael Sheard and Sarah Lister born in 1801
      Rebecca Blakeley was the daughter of Samuel Blakeley, clothier, and Ann Shaw, June 6, 1803. (Susan Sheard Hazell, June 2004) baptized 18 Sept 1803, Batley PC (VT, November 2004)
      Children: Four children (Susan Sheard Hazell, October 2004)
      1. Susan Sheard (1823-?) and Joseph Healey
        Baptism: Susan, of George and Rebekah Sheard, September 18, 1823 (PR Index)
        Marriage: April 7, 1845, Joseph Healey, full age, bachelor, stone mason, Carlinghow, son of Benjamin Healey, stone mason, and Susan Sheard, full age, Carlinghow, daughter of George Sheard, clothier, both signed. Witnesses: James Colbeck and John Healey.
        Children:
        1. Thomas Healey, married Hannah Aceroyd, December 27, 1870
          Child:
          • Louis Ernest Healey, married Ruth Lister, 1904
          • Child:
            • Helena Eileen Healey, married George Barry
            • Child:
              • Susan Hazell

        Death of Susan Sheard Healey: December 28, 1872 (Susan Hazell, October 2004)
      2. Charles Sheard (1825-1887), Elizabeth Fox and Hannah _____
        Baptism: Charles, of George and Rebekah Sheard, Batley clothier, January 8, 1826, Batley PC (PR)
        Marriage: Elizabeth Fox, St Paul Bristol 1851
        Children:
        1. Rebecca Blakeley Sheard, born 1853 in Birstall. She married Thomas Scatcherd Unknown. (VT, Nov 2004)
          Emigration: Canada, date unknown. See Titus Sheard and Others in Upstate New York
        2. Charles Sheard, born 1854. (VT, Nov 2004)
          Emigration: Canada, date unknown. See Titus Sheard and Others in Upstate New York
        Death of Elizabeth fox Sheard:
        Marriage of Charles Sheard and Hannah _____ :
        Step childen:
        1. Benjamin Preston Sheard, born Melbourne Australia circa 1858
        2. Esther Jane Sheard born Melbourne Australia circa 1862
        Notes for Charles Sheard:
        • Living with grandmother Grace in 1841 (VT, Nov 2004), Back Lane Batley, Grace Sheard, age 55 wollen binder, John Sheard 30 wollen spinner, Charles Sheard age 15 woolen weaver.
        • An entry in deaths column of the "Roman Citizen" Rome, Oneida County, New York State 08/4/1887 says "At Bateley (sic) York, England March 21 1887 Charles Sheard, father of Mrs Thomas Scatcherd of Utica, New York and the Revd Charles Sheard of East Springfield. Brother of Titus Sheard of Little Falls, New York." (VT, Nov 2004)
        • Occupation: Rag dealer in 1881 (VT, Nov 2004)
        • Residences: Albert St, 1881 (VT, Nov 2004)
        1881Census: Albert Street Batley, Chalres Sheard, head age 55, rag dealer born Batley, Hannah wife 54, Heckmondwick, Benjamin Preston step son age 22, woolen clother finisher, born Melborn Australia, Easterh Jane Preston, step daughter age 19, born Melborn Australia
        Death: March 21, 1887, Batley (VT, Nov 2004)
      3. Samuel Sheard (1828-?) and Ellen Fell
        Baptism: Samuel, of George and Rebekah Sheard, May 25, 1828 (PR Index)
        Marriage: December 20, 1846, Samuel Sheard, age 19, bachelor, butcher, Carlinghow, son of George Sheard, clothier, married Ellen Fell, age 20, spinster, Carlinghow, daughter of John Fell, miner, he signed, she x'ed. Witnesses: David Colbeck and Mary Banman (?)
        Children:
        1. George born circa 1855
        2. Mary Emma born circa 1860
        1861 Census: See Sheards in the English Censuses
        1891 Census: See Sheards in the English Censuses
      4. Stephen, of George and Rebekah Sheard, April 3, 1831 (PR Index)
        Death: Stephen Sheard Batley, September 2, 1832 age "2" (?) mo.
      Death of Rebecca Blakeley Sheard: Rebekah Sheard Batley December 15, 1831 age 28
      Second Marriage: Martha Talbot 12 October 1840 Wakefield, daughter of John Talbot and Hannah Carr and widow of David Sheard (VT, November 2004) Note: Susan Hazell is in agreement with the information concerning George Sheard and Martha Talbot Sheard Sheard.
      Children:
      1. Titus Sheard and Helen
        Birth: Titus of George and Martha Sheard, Batley clothier, November 14, October 5, 1841 (BatPR)
        Further Records: Titus Sheard immigrated to the United States. (SH)
        Marriage: Helen M Waite, in NY, Unknown (VT, Nov 2004)
        Children:
        1. Edith circa 1865
        2. Martha T circa 1868. She married Edward I. Stinson 11 Sept 1888, Little Falls, New York (VT, Nov 2004)
        For more information on Titus Sheard see Titus and other Sheards in the US
      1851 Census in Batley: See Sheards in the English Censuses
      Death of Martha Talbot Sheard Sheard: 24 October 1842, Batley PC (Vivien Tomlinson, November 2004)
      Death of George Sheard: George Sheard, Havercroft, age 49, April 29, 1852
    3. John Sheard (1805- ?) and Ann Walker
      Baptism: John of William Sheard clothier son of George by Grace his wife daughter of Jacob Lister August 24 1805 Batley baptized January 12, 1806.
      Marriage: June 2, 1846, John Sheard, age 38, bachelor, clothier, Batley, son of William Sheard, clothier, married Ann Walker, age 33, spinster, Staincliffe, daughter of Benjamin Walker, farmer, both x'ed. Witnesses: John Blakeley and Joseph Chadwick
      Death: John Sheard, Staincliffe buried May 16, 1868, age 60.
    4. Elizabeth Sheard (1809-?)
      Baptism: Elizabeth of William Sheard clothier son of George by Grace his wife daughter of Jacob Lister November 16 Batley baptized December 3, 1809
    5. William Sheard (1813-1856) and Susan (Susannah) Preston
      Baptism: William of William and Grace Sheard Batley clothier, October 21, 1813
      Occupation: Clothier
      Marriage: Susannah Preston, 4 June 1838, in Dewsbury PC, daughter of Joseph Preston and Jane Speight, baptized 17 Sept 1812, Batley PC (VT, November 2004)
      Children:
      1. Ann of William and Susan Sheard, Batley clothier, born December 22, 1838 baptized January 6, 1839 (BatPR). In the 1851 census.
      2. Grace of William and Susan Sheard, Batley clothier, September 18 September 20, 1840 (BatPR).
        Death: She was not listed in the 1851 census.
      3. Benjamin Sheard and Mary
        Birth: Benjamin of William and Susan Sheard, Batley clothier, September 6 October 30, 1842 (BatPR).
        In the 1851 census.
      4. Mary of William and "Suzanna" Sheard, Batley clothier, July 2, August 20, 1848. (BatPR) In the 1851 census.
      5. Charles of William and Suzanna Sheard Batley clothier, October 9, December 14, 1851. In the 1851 census.
      6. Sarah born 1 Jan 1855 died 12 Jan 1889 (VT, November 2004)
      1841 Census: See Sheards in the English Censuses
      1851 census in Batley: See Sheards in the English Censuses
      Death of William Sheard: William Sheard, Havercroft, age 43, December 16, 1856
      Remarriage of Susan Sheard: Joseph Heppleston
      1861 Census:
    Deaths:
    1. William
    2. Grace Sheard of Havercroft age 74 buried June 18, 1854
  12. Hannah Sheard(1782) and Robert Wilson
    Baptism: Hannah daughter of George Sheard of Batley clothier, son of Jonas, by Hannah, his wife, daughter of Benjamin Blakeley, was born November 28, and baptized on December 25, 1782 (BPR)
    Marriage: Hannah Sheard and Robert Wilson, December 27, 1802
    Robert Wilson: Son of Daniel Wilson, Clothier and woolen manufacturer (VT, November 2004)
    Children:
    1. Daniel son of Robert Wilson clothier son of Daniel by Hannah his wife daughter of George Sheard November 21 Batley baptized December 18, 1803
      Marriage: Martha Beecroft in 1823 (VT, November 2004)
      Children:
      1. Abraham (VT, November 2004)
      Death of Daniel Wilson: Buried 11 March, 1838 in Batley (VT, November 2004)
    2. George son of Robert Wilson clothier son of Daniel by Hannah his wife daughter of George Sheard April 5 Batley baptized June 1, 1806
    3. Robert Wilson and Hannah (Ann) Jubb
      Birth: Robert son of Robert Wilson clothier son of Daniel by Hannah his wife daughter of George Sheard July 20 Batley baptized August 6, 1809
      Marriage: Robert Wilson married Hannah Jubb 26 Oct 1830 in Tong. (VT, November 2004)
      Children:
      1. Frederick William Wilson, born 1829. (VT, November 2004) Note Frederick William Wilson was baptized as Jubb, son of Ann, singlewoman (VT, November 2004)
      2. Edwin Wilson, Baptism: 10 Jul 1831, Batley, Burial: 31 Jul 1832, Batley (VT, November 2004)
      3. Isaac Wilson Baptism: 7 Jul 1833, Batley (VT, November 2004)
      4. Edwin Wilson Baptism: 8 Mar 1835, Batley (VT, November 2004)
      5. Michael Wilson, born Abt. 1840. (VT, November 2004)
      6. Frank Wilson, born Abt. 1842. (VT, November 2004)
      7. Henry Wilson, born Abt. 1844. (VT, November 2004)
      8. Mary Wilson, born Abt. 1846. (VT, November 2004)
      9. Arthur Wilson, born Abt. 1849. (VTn, November 2004)
      10. Sarah Wilson, born 1850. (VTn, November 2004)
    4. Hannah son of Robert Wilson clothier son of Daniel by Hannah his wife daughter of George Sheard February 7 Batley baptized May 18, 1812
    5. David Wilson, Baptism: 23 Oct 1814, Batley (VT, November 2004)
      Death: Burial: 18 Jan 1818, Batley (VT, November 2004)
    6. John Wilson, Baptism: 9 Mar 1817, Batley (VT, November 2004)
    7. David Wilson, 27 Dec 1818, Batley (VT, November 2004)
    8. Joseph Wilson, Baptism: 13 Aug 1820, Batley (VT, November 2004)
    9. Margaret Wilson Baptism: 15 Sep 1822, Batley (VT, November 2004)
    10. Frank Wilson, Baptism: 9 Nov 1823, Batley (VT, November 2004)
      Death Burial: 15 Mar 1825, Batley (VT, November 2004)
    11. Sarah Wilson Baptism: 14 Aug 1825, Batley (VT, November 2004)
    12. Jane Wilson Baptism: 3 Feb 1828, Batley (VT, November 2004)
    Death of Hannah Sheard Wilson: 5 February 1840, Batley (VT, November 2004)
    Death of Robert Wilson: 9 Mar 1849, Batley (VT, November 2004)
  13. Jonas, son of George Sheard of Batley clothier, son of Jonas, by Hannah his wife, daughter of Benjamin Blakeley, was born on October 17, and baptized on December 25, 1784 (BPR)
Deaths
  1. Hannah, the wife of George Sheard of Batley was buried October 9, 1810
  2. George Sheard of Batley, age 87, buried May 23, 1824

Special thanks to the following Sheard descendants:

  • Vivien Tomlinson who provided the information entered in blue
  • Dominic Lennon who provided the information entered in teal
  • Andy Coates who provided the information entered in purple
  • Susan Hazell who provided the information entered in green
  • Alan Farrar who provided the information entered in dark green
  • Ben Firman for pictures of John Sheard (1820) son of Michael Sheard and Sarah Lister, and for pictures of Matilda Sheard Jubb (1850) daughter of Joseph Sheard and Sarah Ann Colbeck.

Keys:
  • Name = Died in childhood
  • 1881+/1891- = Died between the 1881 and 1891 censuses

  • Sheards still in the fabric business.

    In May 2009 Douglas Sheard wrote from Canada

    "My Father came from Mirfield. He started a most successful woollen mill here in the mid 30s, Geo. Sheard Fabrics Ltd. which is still going under the care of my children, so it may be nice to know that although the woollen industry is long gone from the West Riding, its progeny is still in existence in a distant clime.Geo Sheard Fabrics
    Douglas is a descendant of George Sheard and Hannah Blakeley.

    Malcolm Haigh's books about Batley

    Malcolm Haigh, a local Batley historian, has written several books about Batley.

    • The History of Batley contains many charming stories about Batley
    • Historical Snapshots of Batley and Birstall is a lovely book of old postcards and photos with comments by Malcolm.
    • His most recent book, Batley Pride, contains more stories of Batley folks and included a chapter on the Sheards.

    To obtain a copy of any of Malcolm's books please write to Malcolm Haigh at:

    64 Solway Road
    Batley
    West Yorkshire, England, WF17 6HH.

    • The History of Batley is available at £12.95p (about $23.00)
    • Historical Snapshots of Batley and Birstall is £10 (about $17.50)
    • Malcolm's latest book, Batley Pride is £13.95p (about $24.00)
    Postage in each case is an extra £4.20 inside the UK but £5.20 overseas (about $9.10) - that's second class, surface mail. Air mail is £11.

    Orders, with sterling cheques can be made out either to Malcolm Haigh or The History of Batley Fund.


    More Sheard Genealogy

    Vivien Tomlinson is "a member of the Society of Genealogists and several Yorkshire Family History Societies, on the committee of the London Group of the Yorkshire Family History Societies, and have an Advanced Certificate in Family History." She has done extensive work into several Batley familys including the Sheards. See Vivien Tomlinson's Family History


    Andy Coates Information and Pictures of Batley

    Other Sheard Records in Batley Parish

    Jonas Sheard, the father of George and Michael Sheard

    Michael Sheard, the son of Jonas Sheard and the brother of George Sheard

    Michael Sheard, son of George Sheard, and Sarah Lister

    The Jubbs

    The John Parker Family

    Emma Sheard, born 1842, the daughter of Joseph Sheard (1821-1876) and Sarah Colbeck and granddaughter of Michael Sheard (1798-1861) and Sarah Newsome and great granddaughter of Michael Sheard (1776-1837) and Sarah Lister and great-great granddaughter of George Sheard and Hannah Blakeley married Alfred Parker. David Walker has graciously shared his research on the Parker family.

    Go to Parker


    Titus Sheard, Charles Sheard, and Isaac Sheard in Upstate New York

    Several Sheards from Batley immigrated to Western New York State in the mid to late 1800s. For more information on the Sheards in New York State, click on the photo of the Batley Parish church.


    The Sheards in the English Censuses


    Pictures of Batley

    To view pictures of Batley, click on the photo of the Batley Parish Church


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