Hope Valley Extracts from

Bakewell Poor Law Book

My thanks to Mike Spencer for these entries.

Bradwell   Hathersage



Sarah BARBER 54 wid dau Hannah 21 son of 18 George 17

Nov-Dec John BARBER and wife. Chapel Union

Dec Harriett MARSHALL refer to Wortley Union

Dec John BARBER and wife, at Chapel en le Frith

Dec John PALFREYMAN and family refer to Wortley Union

21 Dec Eliza HAWKSWORTH 30 Martha 32, Sarah 18m Husband in Sheffield Gaol.

21 Dec  John BARBER and wife, refer to Chapel Union


Thomas BARBER 36 Martha,wife 37, Mary 10, Sarah 8, John 4, Samuel 1

Thomas CHAPMAN and family in Eccleshall Bierlow Union

Henry EYRE  61, Sarah his wife 64  residing Alfreton, hatter.

Robert HAWKSWORTH 78 wife 70 has son John 54

Ann HILL 74 wid totally infirm, nearly blind

Harriett MARSHALL wid refer to Wortley Union

John PALFREYMAN and family, refer to Wortley Union

Thomas CHAPMAN 72, Elizabeth wife 62, residing at Sheffield , partially infirm have Mary single 27, Joseph 26, Sarah 23 and has a bastard child

John PALFREYMAN and family  Wortley Board have given relief

Mary BARBER 42 wid plus 3 Are residing at Heap in Lancs, eldest son ill

Jan Rachael BRADWELL unemployed due to weather

Jan John BAGSHAW 9 resides with Henry GLOSSOP (Hazlebadge)

22 Feb Bradwell  Sarah MARSHALL 67 infirm




12 Oct  Geo SMITH 7, illegitimate

12 Oct  Enoch SLIGHT aged 72, wife aged 70  residing at Brampton


1841 From Hathersage John METTAM aged 30 Martha 29, Mary Ann 2, Caroline 1 have latterly resided at Hallam near Sheffield, he is a stone cutter, had an accident where one of his hands is totally disabled.

Jan Hathersage  Alice SLINN  wid 77 refer to Eccleshall Union

8 Feb Hathersage  John FROST and family  weather

8 Feb Hathersage  Thomas GREEN  weather

22 Feb Hathersage  Mary HODGKINSON 37 widow, has Vincent 11, Mary 8, Sarah 5, Henry 3. The two latter illeg ad she is now pregnant again of an ileg .Needleworker but idle.Has son Sebastian 18, at home.