with Heptonstall and Overthong.
Roland Haigh has had the L.D.S. construct
a pedigree for the Midgley's of Almondbury which can now be downloaded
here as two zipped pdf files.
Midgley of Almondbury - Download a zipped file containing an updated gedcom
DAVID MIDGLEY- ALMONDBURY REPUBLICAN
Note: The persons bearing the names Sykes,
Midgley and Haigh appear to all have become intermarried at various
times [see Roland Haigh's zip files above].
Midgley of Almondbury and Salt Lake City, Utah.
There is plenty of evidence to indicate that some of the Midgley's from Almondbury emigrated to the U.S.A. and became part of the push west to Salt Lake City. The means by which they did this was arduous and dangerous. Many of these pioneers pushed handcarts in their attempts to reach their goals of a new life in a new land. Further description can be obtained from the University of Utah Mormon History site.
A book which is difficult to find is "The Midgleys - Utah Pioneers"by Kenneth Eardley Midgley. Another by the same author called "The Eardleys - Utah Pioneers", pub. U.S.A. 1978. This book is on a CD-ROM and contains one page on the Midgleys' of Utah.
Terri Ann [Midgley] McLain
Further evidence of Midgley of Almondbury and
Salt Lake City, Utah.
William Midgley married Frances Wilkinson they had three
children: Grace, William and Jeremiah. Jeremiah married Susanna Firth
they had two children : Jeremiah and Michael. Jeremiah married Alice
they had three children : Jeremiah, Martha and John.
Jonathan I was born 21st September 1727 in Almondbury, Yorkshire. He married Susan North on 22nd
October1753. Susan was born abt. 1729. Jonathan I died at Elland, Yorkshire.
They had seven children : John, David, Jonathan II, Mary, Susan, Thomas
I and John Midgley.
Jonathan II was born 30th March 1760 at Elland,
Halifax Parish, Yorkshire. He married Martha Beaumont on the 26th August
1782. Martha was born 2nd September 1762 at Heath, Saddleworth, Yorkshire.
They had ten children : Suzy, Nathan, Samuel, William, John, Thomas
II, Joshua, David, Joseph and Kezia Midgley. See Midgley-Beaumont
Thomas Midgley was born 2nd April 1798 in Almondbury, he married Ellen Hinchcliffe on the 30th
September 1821. She was born 24th December 1801. Thomas died 9th September
1870 in Nephi, Juab, Utah. Thomas and Ellen had eleven children
: Ephriam, Martha, John, Joshua, Elliot Ann, Jonathan, Benjamin, Hannah,
Mary Ellen and Thomas III Midgley.
Thomas III Midgley was born 30th December 1834 in Almondbury. He married Mary Ellen Andrews. Mary was born
19th August 1841. Thomas III died 25th December 1909 at Salt Lake City, Utah. They had twelve children
: Mary Ellen [Nellie], Hannah May, Earl Vaughn, John Elliot, Joshua
Andrews, Elizabeth, Charles William, Ephraim Andrews, James Andrews,
Thomas John, Benjamin Andrews and Ann Elizabeth Midgley.
Benjamin Andrews Midgley was born 8th November 1870 Nephi, Juab,
Utah, he married Charlotte Gosforth on 14th December 1892. Thomas died
25th December 1909 at Salt Lake
City, Utah. They had a child, Benjamin Geno Midgley born 18th
February 1897 at Salt Lake City, Utah. He married Eleanor Tranter Robinson on 12th June 1919 in Salt Lake City, Utah. They had three
sons one of whom was Benjamin Midgley, Melisa's grandfather. Contact:
1. Arrington, Leonard, J. Rescue of the 1856 Handcart Companies.
2. Hafen, Leroy & Ann, Handcarts to Zion.
3. Roland Haigh emails
Copyright © Tim Midgley October 2005, 25th January 2021.