The Froggatt Family of Stoney Middleton & Sheffield
Starting with the family of Thomas FROGGATT & Jane BOWMAN
This branch of the FROGGATT family lived in Stoney Middleton for many generations, with some later members moving to Sheffield and Manchester. Later on, Raymond and June emigrated from Manchester to New Zealand in the early 1950s.
Thomas FROGGATT married Jane BOWMAN on 1 December 1711 at Hope, Derbyshire. It is not certain that these are the parents of the children listed below but the names, locations and dates agree. There is an earlier marriage for a Thomas to Jane FURNIS in 1692 recorded at Baslow but this marriage would appear to be too early for births starting in 1714.
The earliest mention of this Froggatt family at Stoney Middleton is for the birth of Thomas to Thomas and Jane FROGGATT. There is some duplication of names in parish registers, presumably some of the children was not baptised twice.
Benjamin FROGGATT - Gooditha FURNIS
Benjamin FROGGATT married Goodey (Gooditha) FURNIS at Hathersage on 29 December 1746.
They had 9 children at Stoney Middleton:
Gooditha died at Stoney Middleton and was buried 7 March 1769. Benjamin died in 1784 and was buried on 31 March 1784.
Benjamin FROGGATT - Elizabeth LOMAS
Benjamin FROGGATT and Elizabeth LOMAS married at Stoney Middleton on 17 May 1780. They had 9 children with baptism dates recorded at Stoney Middleton as:
Elizabeth died at Stoney Middleton aged 71 and was buried 15 September 1831. Benjamin died in 1832 aged 77 and was buried on 12 July 1832.
John Froggatt - Alice Bachorn
John was the oldest child of Benjamin and Elizabeth. He married Alice BACHORN on 20 November 1809 at Hathersage. John and Alice had 6 children whose baptisms were recorded at Stoney Middleton:
John was the blacksmith at Stoney Middleton for many years. In 1841 the 3 youngest children were living with them, as well as their grand-daughter Jane:
In 1851 they had moved to Church St, Middleton, Eyam:
John died in 1851 shortly after the census and is buried at Stoney Middleton. His wife Alice died a few years later in 1860, at Shires, Cheshire but was buried at Stoney Middleton.
George FROGGATT - Ann (Thorpe) GREAVES and Maria (LAMB) RICHMOND and Elizabeth (Crossland) EARNSHAW
George married Ann THORPE in the March quarter, 1839 at Sheffield. Ann was born about 1821 in Sheffield according to the census information. George was a "white metal smith" later a "Britannia metal smith". Britannia metal is an alloy of 93% tin, 5% antimony and 2 % copper. It looked similar to pewter but was harder and easier to work,
George was married 3 times and had 6 children in total, 3 from his first wife and 3 from his second. The 1851 census also lists an "Allis" Froggatt, aged 11, so was born around 1839-1840. There are no births with similar names, nor is she in the 1841 census. I suspect she was Ann's daughter from her first marriage.
In 1841, the family are living at "Hollis Croft", Sheffield, where George was a white metal smith. Note that their oldest daughter, Jane, was with George's parents on census night:
In 1851, George and family are living at Baily Field, Sheffield. George's wife is now Maria (likely to be Maria LAMB. There is a marriage in March quarter 1846 at Sheffield). The gap in the ages of the children between William) aged 13 and George aged 2 suggests that his first wife Ann died between mid-1841 and about 1848. There are several Ann Froggatt deaths in the index that would match.
In 1861 George is living with another new wife, Elizabeth and her sons Henry and John CROSSLAND at Bates St, Nether Hallam:
In 1871, Elizabeth is a widow, living alone as a charwoman at 72 Hermitage St, Ecclesall Bierlow, Sheffield:
Elizabeth Froggatt is not in the 1881 census, suggesting she had either died or remarried. There are no deaths for an Elizabeth of the right age, but there is a marriage between Elizabeth Froggatt and Edwin James Gregory, at Sheffield in the June quarter 1875. If this is the correct Elizabeth, she was again a widow by 1881, when she appears as Elizabeth Gregory, widow, aged 61 living at Stubley Hollow, Dronfield, her town of birth:
When Elizabeth married George Froggatt in mid-1858, she was a widow with 3 children (Henry b 1847, Mary 1848 William 1850) from her marriage to William CROSSLAND. William died in mid-1853. William had been married previously to Emma (?) and had two children (Frances 1836 and Edward 1838).
George Froggatt - Ellen ATHERTON
George married Ellen ATHERTON in the Dec quarter 1874 at Ecclesall Bierlow. They had 8 children:
In the 1871 census George was working as a bricklayers labourer in Ecclesall Bierlow:
In 1881, George and family were boarding at 17 Burgess St, Sheffield. George wes a Brass Finisher:
In the 1891 census, George and family are at 9 Mary Place, Manchester. George is now a spring maker:
In 1901 they are at 5 Sunnyside Tce, Long Acre, Aston, East Birmingham. George is making garden tools:
In 1911 they are at 4 Prospect Tce, Long Acre, Aston, East Birmingham. George is still working with steel:
Ellen died in 1913 at Birmingham and George died 1916 at Aston.
George FROGGATT - Annie BRIDGE
According to his birth certificate, George was born at 19 Daisy Walk, Sheffield on 16 May 1884:
He married Annie BRIDGE in late 1913, registered at Prestwich (8d/560). George and Annie had 4 children:
George's Will was dated 13 May 1931:
Raymond Lloyd - June TWAMLEY
Raymond and June were married in mid-1950 in Manchester. They had 4 children, all born in Manchester:
In 1968 the family emigrated to New Zealand, arriving in Wellington in August 1968 on the Achille Lauro.
Last updated: 14 /10/2020