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LEIGH AND HAMPSON

LEIGH

[LEIH641] Joseph Leigh married (at Manchester, Sts. Mary, Denys & George, 20th September 1791 IGI) Sarah Lord. They had at least two children, as follows:

HAMPSON

[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:

[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).

 

 

Stockport Church
(19 September 2008)

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:

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.