William and Mary Hardern BROADHURST

Up until recently the earliest family group I’ve posted has been John and Frances Adshead BROADHURST. John and Frances are my 2nd great grandparents. Their marriage certificate list’s John’s father as William Broadhurst and Edward Broadhurst as a witness. An 1841 England Census lists what I believe to be his family; William and Mary Broadhurst with children Elizabeth, Ann, Edward and Richard. I’ve recently found an older RootsWeb posting that perhaps better documents this family grouping. As of this date I still to confirm the sources with the original RootsWeb lister. Based on this infomation the family group would be as follows:

Farmer William BROADHURST (b abt 1781 Chelford) married Mary HARDERN on Tuesday, 10 February 1807 in St. Mary’s Sandbach. William and Mary may have had eight children:

  1. William (b 3 Feb 1810 in Chelford, bap 04 Mar 1810)
  2. John (b 27 Jan 1812 in Chelford, bap 23 Feb 1812) “my” Broadhurst lineage
  3. Thomas (b 17 Apr 1814 in Chelford, bap 17 Apr 1814)
  4. Edward H. (b 21 Apr 1816 in Chelford, bap 21 Apr 1816, married Ann WOOLLEY abt 1845, d 17 Feb 1885 buried in Wilmslow Parish Church Cemetery)
  5. Richard (b 9 Mar 1818 in Chelford, bap 5 Apr 1818, married Mary UNKOWN, d 17 Mar 1884 in Broadwall, Sandbach and buried 21 Mar 1884 in St. Bartholemews, Wilmslow)
  6. Joseph (b 10 Jul 1820 in Chelford, bap 06 Aug 1820)
  7. Elizabeth (b 1824 in Cheshire)
  8. Ann (b 1829 in Sandbach, Cheshire)

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  1. William Broadhurst and Mary Hardern are my 3rd Great Grandparents.
    My Maternal Grandmother was Helen Broadhurst born 3rd Oct 1893 at Varden Farm, Wilmslow, Cheshire. The line I come down is Edward H b 1816, Charles Henry Woolley b 1857, Then Helen.
    I would like to make contact with you and share info BUT not till after Christmas and New Year.

  2. hi
    William was the son of John Broadhurst and Martha Rosson and was baptised 4 Aug 1782 in Chelford. John and Martha married 5 Nov 1779 in Prestbury. Siblings for William I have found:
    Joseph bap 7 Sep 1777
    Mary bap 24 Feb 1788
    Thomas bap 16 Jul 1780
    John bap 21 Apr 1793, all Chelford . Looking at the dates I suspect there are more children of John and Martha to be found.


    • Hello Carolyn,

      Thank you so much for the information, I really appreciate it, and thanks for taking a look at my web site. I see the family group on the Family Search pilot site. How do you know with certainty that this John is William’s father? Are these folks part of your family research? Looking forward to hearing from you.