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Author:  Ross Eldridge [ Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Looking for Fanny (nee HEAP) DRIVER b. about 1870

Hi Folks,

I've come some way in the past months, filling in a good deal of my Family Tree. At this very moment I'm trying to track down the wife of Michael DRIVER, Fanny HEAP, who was born in about 1870 I'm guessing (1901 Census, when she's recently widowed, shows her as 31).

Reading here, turns out there are heaps of Heaps ... Drat! I was hoping she'd be the only one in the Village!

Are there any descendants of Michael (b 1860), James (b 1864) or John (b 1867) DRIVER out there? Or of their sisters Priscilla (b 1862) and Leah (b 1869). All the children of John DRIVER (b 1827) and Priscilla LEE (b 1827).]

Happy New Year 2009 to you all!

Ross Eldridge

Author:  bch [ Sat Nov 07, 2009 5:13 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Looking for Fanny (nee HEAP) DRIVER b. about 1870

Hi Ross - I was surprised to find internet hits for Michael Driver after his rather sad life... But surely Fanny Heap was born about 1863 (1891 Census) not 1870, perhaps 1901 age is 37 not 31? If she was born 1863, her father likely to be Edmund Heap?
I'm slowly adding partners to Michael driver's brothers & sisters, mainly from Lee family interest really.

Best wishes Bernard

Author:  portia [ Sun Nov 08, 2009 12:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Looking for Fanny (nee HEAP) DRIVER b. about 1870

1881 census 6 Todmorden Rd Burnley
RG11; Piece: 4146; Folio: 150; Page: 1
Edmund Heap 52, head, m, butcher, b Colne
Charlotte Heap 52, wife, m, butcher's wife, b Barrowford
James Heap 25, son, unm, b Burnley
Sarah Heap 20, daur, unm,b Burnley
Fanny Heap 18, daur, unm, gen servant, b Burnley
Edward Heap 14, son,b Burnley
Alfred Heap 12, son, scholar,b Burnley
William Heap 10, son, scholar, b Burnley

1871 census 6 Fulledge Rd, butcher's shop
RG10; Piece: 4146; Folio: 165; Page: 8

Edmund Heap 42, head, m, butcher, b Colne
Charlotte Heap 41, wife, m, b Blacko
James T Heap 15, son, butcher, b Burnley
Susanah Heap 13, daur, cotton weaver, b Burnley
Sarah Heap 10, daur, nurse, b Burnley
Fanny Heap 8, daur, scholar b Burnley
Edward Heap 6, son, scholar, b Burnley
Alfred Heap 2, son, b Burnley
William Heap 9 months, son, b Burnley

1861 census 4 Anne St, Burnley
RG9; Piece: 3067; Folio: 14; Page: 22

Edmund Heap 32, head, m, butcher, b Colne
Charlotte Heap 31, wife, m, housekeeper, b blacko
James Heap 5, son, b Burnley
Susanna Heap 3, daur, b Burnley
Sarah Heap 11 Mo, daur, b Burnley

1851 census 5 Edward St, Burnley
Piece: 2251; Folio: 357; Page: 25

James Heap 43, head, m, powerloom weaver, b Colne
Ellen Heap 41, wife, m, b Colne
Edmund Heap 22, son, unm, powerloom weaver, b Colne
Sarah Heap 19, daur, unm, powerloom weaver, b Colne
Fanny Heap 16, daur, unm, throstle spinner, b Colne
Ellen Heap 14, daur, powerloom weaver, b Colne
James Heap 9, son, scolar, b Colne
Lydia Heap 7, son, scholar, b Colne
Elizabeth Heap 1, daur, b Colne
Immanuel Greenwood 19, vistor, unm, self-acting piecer, b Colne

1841 Census, Edmund Heap is shown as a student at the grrammar school.

Lancashire Marriage indexes for the years: 1853
HEAP Edmund m HARGREAVES Charlotte at Burnley, St Peter. Records at Preston CE111/4/207

Author:  Ross Eldridge [ Sun Nov 08, 2009 10:07 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Looking for Fanny (nee HEAP) DRIVER b. about 1870

Hallo there, Bernard and Maureen!

This is brilliant. I've started trying to track down the many children and see there's a good deal of work to do. It's always interesting when someone is found fairly young in 1901 as there are chances he or she might have children or grandchildren still living.

Rather nice to find that Edmund Heap (wonderful name!) was a butcher. Was he his own boss? Was there a "Heap's".

I've had considerable luck with some of my family in the Colne/Burnley area, tracing back to the Saxon times. My "Tree" in Ancestry.UK is public. "Christopher Ross Eldridge"

Lots to do this winter, then. And that seems to have started on the Northumberland coast ... awfully cold now. And deluging rain.

Many thanks to you both!


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