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The Family of John Ford 1724-1778

The records of births, deaths and marriages become sparser in the early part of the 18th Century and it becomes more difficult to identify unambiguous family groups. In the following tree for John Ford and Hannah, the first six children were baptised at Newchapel and the last three at Astbury.

The family of John Ford born 1724 - Scrollable L/R
John Ford 1724-1778 = Hannah Oakes
Hannah
1754-????
Mary
1755-???
Sarah
1757-????
John
1759-1763
Isaac
1764-1834
Grace
1767-????
John
1769-1855
Jane
1770-????
Phebe
1773-???

Isaac was baptised at Newchapel but buried at Astbury, perhaps indicating a family link with the latter. To put this group in conext, my printed 1980s copy of the Mormon Records for Cheshire contained only one other baptism in the 18th Century where the parents were John and Hannah Ford, and that was in Stockport in 1791. In Staffordshire there were three, in Rolleston in 1755, Lane End [near Longton] in 1766 and Burton-on-Trent in 1790. So it seems a pretty good bet that the group in the table above were a single family. The parentage of John Ford is uncertain but potentially tantalising!


Notes on individuals gathered from scattered locations in my notebook, and elsewhere.


John Ford 1724-1778

Newchapel Baptism: ... privately John son of John and Margery Ford Oct 14 1724 Stadmorslow Ham

Astbury Marriage: 7 September [1751] John Ford husbandman and Hannah Oaks spinster both of Astbury Parish by Banns

Astbury Burial: 12 February 1778 John Ford of Odd Rode


Hannah Oaks

There is no information on the baptism and burial of Hannah Ford

Astbury burial: 24 February 1796 Hannah Ford widow of Odd Rode

Astbury Marriage: 7 September [1751] John Ford husbandman and Hannah Oaks spinster both of Astbury Parish by Banns


Hannah Ford 1754-????

Newchapel Baptism Bishop's Transcript: Jan 30th [1754] Hannah d of John and Hannah Ford


Mary Ford 1755-????

Newchapel Baptism Bishop's Transcript: Nov 11th [1755] Mary d of John and Hannah Ford


Sarah Ford 1757-????

Newchapel Baptism Mormon Records: Sarah d of John Ford and Hannah 20th Novemeber 1757 Newchapel


John Ford 1759-1763

Newchapel Baptism Mormon Records: John s of John Ford and Hannah 23 December 1759 Newchapel

Newchapel Burial: Dec 24 1763 John s of John and Hannah Ford Bre


Isaac Ford 1764-1834

Newchapel Baptism: 1764 Apr 23 - Isaac son of John and Hannah Ford was baptised Brie

Astbury Burial: 1834 Jun 14 - Isaac Ford collier of Stadmorslow in the parish of Wolstanton aged 71


Grace Ford 1767-????

Newchapel Baptism Mormon Records: Grace d of John and Hannah Ford 8 Mar 1767 Newchapel


John Ford 1769-????

Astbury Baptism: John son of John Ford and Hannah of Odd Rode 15th Jan 1769


Jane Ford 1770-????

Astbury Baptism: 9th December 1770 Jane d of John Ford and Hannah of Odd Rode


Phebe Ford 1773-????

Astbury Baptism Mormon Records: Grace d of John and Hannah Ford 27 Jun 1773 Astbury