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[LEIH641] Joseph Leigh married (at Manchester, Sts. Mary, Denys & George, 20th September 1791 IGI) Sarah Lord. They had at least two children, as follows:
[LEIH652] Ann (baptised Manchester, Sts. Mary, Denys & George, 6th September 1795 IGI), married [HAMP651] John Hampson, see HAMPSON below;
Sarah (born 10th November 1806, baptised at Northenden, 22nd March 1807 IGI), married (at Northenden, 20th May 1832) George Rawlinson, (witnessed by the two parish clerks), and is mentioned below.
[HAMP651] John Hampson married (at Manchester, Sts. Mary, Denys & George, 29th September 1823 IGI) [LEIH652] Ann Leigh, see LEIGH above. They had at least three children, born at Didsbury and baptised there, as follows:
Thomas (born 2nd June 1824, baptised 8th August 1824 IGI). Their son William (born 1846) married (at Cheadle, 31st October 1869) Elizabeth Carr, and afterwards lived at Cheadle Bulkeley;
William (born 5th January 1826, baptised 26th March 1826 IGI);
[HAMP661] Samuel (born 21st April 1829, baptised 7th June 1829 IGI), married Eliza Darbyshire, see next.
[HAMP661] Samuel Hampson (son of John). Samuel, agricultural labourer, age 20, was a visitor in the 1851 Census with George & Sarah Ann Rawlinson, at Schools Hill, Cheadle Moseley (mentioned above under LEIGH), quite close to where lived the Darbyshire family. Also visiting were Samuel's nephew, William Hampson (son of Thomas, age 5, mentioned earlier); and also Ann Hampson (unmarried weaver, age 39, relationship not established).
Samuel Hampson (son of John Hampson, miller), gardener of Etchells, married (at Stockport, St. Mary, 23rd August 1852) [DARB622] Eliza Darbyshire (born 1828, see DARBYSHIRE). The witnesses were Joseph Derbyshire (Eliza's younger brother) and James Wild (not identified, but there is a faint chance he married Ann/Nancy Hewitt at Stockport in 1849).
Eliza was apparently pregnant at time of their marriage, though presumably Samuel was unaware. The child born at Cheadle Moseley and baptised at Cheadle as follows:
3. [HAMP672] Mary "Hampson" (born 26th April 1853, baptised 19th February 1854), married [VOSE671] Alfred Vose (see VOSE).
It is likely that Samuel deserted his wife straightaway after their marriage (discovering she was already pregnant), and Eliza was next noted living (by 1858) as husband and wife with her first-cousin John Hewitt (born 1831), a carpenter at Sutton, Lancs. It is likely that in fact John Hewitt was the father of Mary "Hampson", as she was certainly brought up as Mary "Hewitt" and she also married under this name, stating her father was John Hewitt. For further details see HEWITT. No confirmable trace has been found of Samuel Hampson after 1852.