THE FROGGATT FAMILY OF ROTHERHAM, YORKSHIRE
The YELLAND Family
Robert FROGGATT was the youngest child of James FROGGATT and Mercy COLDWELL (or COWGILL). He married Martha YELLAND on 25 December 1875 at Swinton. Martha was the child of Ann YELLAND. Some background on the YELLAND family is here. There are links to take you back to Robert's story at the bottom of this page.
The YELLAND Family of Dalton
Note: Dalton and Dalton Magna are small villages a short distance northeast of Rotherham. The road of Far Dalton runs between them. Hooton Roberts and Conisbrough lie further northeast and Swinton lies northwest. Wickersley lies southeast of Dalton Magna and 5 km east of Rotherham.
The early part of the YELLAND family tree shown above has been pieced together from the parish records. The task was not made easier by two generations of Joseph both marrying an Elizabeth, and for the son to be having children soon after his mother had delivered her last. There are some assumptions - the Josephs variously referred to as living at Dalton, Dalton Magna and Farr Dalton are the one and same Josephs. This is a reasonable assumption as the number of Josephs is small, and given the small population in these places at the time, there was unlikely to be two Joseph YELLANDs at Dalton (other than grandfather, father and son).
John Yelland (c.1675)
The earliest person of this family to be referred to in the records is John YELLAND, father of William, Jarvis and Joseph YELLAND, all born at Dalton and baptised at All Saints Rotherham. The parish record does not give the mother's name and I cannot find a marriage or baptism for this John in Yorkshire. Perhaps he was born elsewhere and moved to Dalton after his marriage, but are records for baptisms for two daughters of a Jarvas YELLAND at Rotherham in 1664 and 1668. As the name Jarvis occurs in future generations, this is likely to be the same family, suggesting they had lived in the Rotherham area for many years.
Joseph YELLAND (1704)
Joseph born 1704 married Martha CARVER on 15 November 1736 in All Saints Rotherham.
I can find only one child for Joseph and Martha - Joseph born 1737 at Dalton and baptised at All Saints Rotherham on 21 September 1737.
Martha Yelland (nee CALVER), wife of Joseph Yelland of Dalton died in February 1786 and was buried at All Saints Rotherham on 17 February 1786. Joseph Yelland of Far Dalton died 3 years later and was buried on 11 January 1789. he would have been 85 years old.
Joseph YELLAND (1737)
Joseph (born 1737) married Elizabeth MARSDEN on 1 February 1769 at Wickersley. Elizabeth (or Betty) was born in 1746 and baptised on 10 December 1746 at All Saints, Rotherham. Her father was Joseph, a labourer. (The village and church of Wickersley are a few miles southeast of Dalton, about the same distance as Dalton to Rotherham. From the records it would appear that the Yelland family transferred their church allegience for a while from All Saints Rotherham to St Albans Wickersley. They later returned to All Saints.
Joseph and Elizabeth (Marsden) had at least five children: Joseph (1772), William (1773), George (1778) and Elizabeth (1780) were baptised at Wickersley, and Jarvis was baptised at All Saints Church, Rotherham.
Joseph died at Dalton in March 1808 and was buried at All Saints Rotherham, Yorkshire on 15 March 1808, aged 71. Elizabeth died a few years later, in August 1834, aged 88 years.
Joseph Yelland (1772)
Joseph (1772) married Elizabeth JISSOP on 7 October 1793 at All Saints, Rotherham. The witnesses were Thomas and James JISSOP.
Joseph (1772) and Elizabeth had 10 children, all born at Dalton and all baptised at All Saints, Rotherham. There is more information about five of them below.
Joseph and Elizabeth lived in Dalton, Rotherham for nearly all of their lives. Elizabeth is in the 1841 census at Dalton but Jospeh is a visitor at Hoyland, Wath upon Deane, a few miles away:
Elizabeth YELLAND (nee JISSOP) died at Dalton in November 1848 and was buried at All Saints Church Rotherhamon 19 November 1848.
Joseph continued to live at Dalton with his daughter Elizabeth Hall. We can learn a little mare about Joseph (I think we have the correct Joseph) from other evidence. He is listed as one of three Corporals in Captain Butler's Company of the Rotherham Corps of Volunteer Infantry and was paid for three days in August 1805. (See the paylist here. ) Joseph was also an organiser of worship in the Reform Wesleyan church, Dalton in 1851.
He died at Dalton on 15 April 1865. Unusually for the time, Joseph left a Will that was proved at Wakefield. The sole Executrix was his daughter Elizabeth Hall.
William YELLAND (1773)
William was born at Dalton in 1773, being baptised at Wickersley on 1 October 1773. William married Mary CLARKE at Sheffield St Mary on 2 March 1800. After that event I cannot find anything more about William. There is a William and Mary YELLAND in various American records, so it is possible the couple emigrated after their marriage.
George was baptised at Wickersley on 20 March 1778. He died in October 1779 and was buried at All Saints, Rotherham.
Elizabeth was baptised at Wickersley on 14 May 1780. She married Joseph BELL at St Peter & Paul Sheffield on 24 May 1801.
BELL was a common name in Sheffield and there are many possible baptisms to Jospeh and Elizabeth BELL. Without additional information it would be speculative to attach children to this couple.
There is a burial for Elizabeth BELL, wife of Joseph at Sheffield St George, Brook Hill on 13 December 1846. This likely to have been Elizabeth YELLAND, given her age.
Jarvis YELLAND (1782)
Jarvis YELLAND was born at Dalton on 24 April 1782 and baptised on 19 May 1782 at All Saints, Rotherham. At some stage he left Dalton for Hertfordshire as the next record is his marriage to Ann LIVERSEDGE at Bengeo, a village just north of Hertford town, on 30 July 1822. We do not know what took Jarvis and Ann to Hertford but his occupation a year later was "Servant" so it was probably an offer of work. At the time of his marriage he was living at Bayford, a few miles south of Hertford and Ann was at Bengeo. But note that later census records give Ann's place of birth as Thrybergh, Yorkshire, the village adjacent to Dalton. This suggests they knew each other before both moved to Hertford. Jarvis was around 40 and Ann was 38 at the time of their marriage. At that age they need not have eloped to marry.
Ann was born at Thrybergh, Rotherham. The parish record of the birth is quite unusual as the Minister records in some detail the "descent" of both the father and mother.
Jarvis and Ann appear to have had only one child, born at Weymouth, Dorset. She was baptised at Melcombe Regis on 22 June 1823.
By 1841 Jarvis, Ann and Emily were living at High Street, Hinxworth, North Hertfordshire, where Jarvis was a servant, aged 47. By 1851 the family had moved to Flamstead, Hertfordshire where Jarvis was an Innkeeper.
Jarvis died in early 1852 (death recorded at Hemel Hempsted which is near Flamstead). Emily also died, in mid 1857, recorded at Hertford. By 1861 Ann was a widow boarding with James and Eliza Jefferies at Warren Green, Bengeo. Her occupation is "pauper". Ann died later in 1861, the death registered at Hertford.
Hannah YELLAND (1794)
Hannah was born at Dalton in 1794, the first child of Joseph and Elizabeth. She married John HALL at All Saints Church, Rotherham on 16 May 1815, the marriage witnessed by Elizabeth Yelland, her mother. Hannah was 21 and John about 23 years old. John and Elizabeth signed with an "X" but Hannah signed her own name.
John and Hannah had two children - Elizabeth and Charles, but the family was short-lived. Elizabeth died, aged 1, in 1817, Hannah died in 1820 aged 26. There is a burial for a John HALL, died October 1822 aged 31 but this is probably not the same John as there is a marriage for John (widower) to Elizabeth YELLAND (Hannah's sister) in 1821.
Elizabeth YELLAND (1798)
It would appear that John Hall, Hannah's husband, did not remain a widower for long. He had a young son, Charles to look after. The records suggest he married Elizabeth YELLAND, Hannah's sister at Sheffield on 16 December 1821. They had one child, John HALL born 9 March 1823 at Dalton and baptised on 13 April 1823 at All Saints Rotherham.
William YELLAND (1802)
William was born 5 October 1802 and baptised 28 November 1802 at at All Saints, Rotherham. He married Ann WILSON at All Saints Rotherham on 1 May 1823. Thre was only one witness.
William and Ann had 3 children: Jarvis, Joseph and Ann. Only the first two appear to have been baptised. Ann is in the civil registrations at Eccalsall Bierlow (Jun qtr 1839 22/128).
Jervis YELLAND (1804)
Jervis was born 5 December 1804 and baptised at All Saints Rotherham on 13 January 1805. He died on 10 May 1827 and was buried at All Saints on 12 May 1827. Both records show his name as Jervis with an "e".
Joseph YELLAND (1809)
Joseph was born 4 February 1809 at Farr Dalton and baptised at All Saints, Rotherham on 5 March 1809. He appears to have married Ann DYSON at St Peter & Paul Sheffield on 31 January 1831. Joseph is recorded as a "widower". This means he had been previously married but to whom? There are no prior marriages for a Joseph in the Yorkshire registers and there were no other Joseph baptisms within 10 years of 1809. We have to assume that John Gibson the Assistant Minister made a mistake.
Joseph and Ann went on to have 8 children:
Ann (DYSON) died in 1893 (Jun qtr Rotherham 9c/398) and Joseph died 1895 (Sep qtr Rotherham 9c/452).
John YELLAND (1811)
John was born 26 July 1811 and baptised at All Saints, Rotherham on 25 August 1811. He married Mary BOOTH at Hooton Roberts on 31 December 1832.
Ellen YELLAND (1814)
Ellen was the youngest child of Joseph and Elizabeth (JISSOP), born 27 March 1814. She was baptised at All Saints Rotherham on 1 May 1814. Ellen married Edward AUCKLAND on 26 Decemebr 1839 at Wickersley. Edward was born in Wickersley in 1814 and baptised there on 2 October 1814. Edward and Ellen are in the 1841 census at Wickersley, Edward was a mason.
Edward and Ellen had 4 children:
Ellen and Eliza Ann both died in 1848, leaving Edward with the 3 other children. Edward soon remarried, to Ann BELL in 1849 and they had several children, as shown in the 1851 and 1861 census entries.
Edward AUCKLAND died in 1873.
Last updated 06/05/2018