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Liz Thompson

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Hi I am trying to trace the Wardle family of Fough Farm,they seem to have moved there in the early 1800's late 1700's. I have traced the earliest Wardle back to Alstonefield, but I wondered if you would know any more? My G G Grandfather was William Wardle who died at Highcliff Farm at Cowdale in 1919, and I have no idea where he is buried, but he was born at Fough Farm. Any Help would be wonderful!

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Liz

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Victoria

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Hello Liz
As it happens, and by pure fluke, I do know something about the Wardle family - I wrote a book - "The Farming Diary of Alice Wardle 1602-03".  She lived at Wilshaw. 
My first question is "do you know this area?"
The Wardles of Fough etc lived in Derbyshire and obviously my info relates mainly to Hollinsclough (Staffs).  However, they were related and in 1602 Alice's younger son and his family went to live (banished?!) with the Wardles at Leycote (next door to Fough).  So, there have been Wardles at Leycote for at least 400 years.  There is a lot of info available about the early Wardles eg the armaments they could carry etc etc in the 1600's.  Also William Wardle was the bailiff for the Harpurs from c1645 and were really quite wealthy.  They had the lease for the mill in Longnor, significant properties and later an interest in the coal mines at Flash.  I could go on .............................!
Victoria


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Liz Thompson

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Well, The first Wardle I can find was married at Alstonfield his name was Lawrence Wardle, born 1708 and died 1794, I got this info from the mormons website, he married either Jane Salt or Grace Knowles, but I am very unsure of this, I pick up the trail at the same website, his son, Joshua Wardle was born at Fough along with 6 brothers and sisters, and following the line down, next came another Joshua who married Alice Bestwick (Joshuas sister Sarah Wardle b. 1761 d.1802 married John Brindley by the way). Alice and Joshua had 7 children, one of whom, William b. 1825 d. 1896 married Hannah (cannot find out the surname but she came from Warslow),  who then had 3 children, another William b. 1849 d. 1919 was my great great great grandfather, he died at Cowdale, High Cliff farm. My wonder is, how did they arrive at Fough? Were they originally from Alstonfield? And who was Lawrence's father? I dont know if you can help, but you seem to have more local information than I know. This is a tall order, I have been researching my family for nearly 8 years on and off, and guess what the surname is on the other side of my tree................Jones!
Lovely to hear from you.

Liz Thompson

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Nigel Limer

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Hi

William and Hannah Wardle are buried at Earl Sterndale:

William WARDLE of Leecote died 13 April 1896 age 71.
Hannah his wife died 19 Nov 1896 age 75.

See http://www.wishful-thinking.org.uk/genuki/DBY/EarlSterndale/MIs.html

Also, William was baptized at Quarnford, 5 July 1825.

I hope this helps.

Nigel



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Anonymous

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Thank you so much Nigel. I have been to the churchyard and found that grave stone, but had no idea William had been baptised at Quarnford, so that is very helpful. I know Williams wife was called Hannah and she came from Warslow, but I have never been able to find her surname.
Thank you again, and Happy New Year to you all, your website is fascinating and very entertaining, its obvious a lot of hard work has gone into the making of it so congratulations on a wonderful job.
Liz

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Liz Thompson

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Just wondering if Fough has ever been called anything else? I am struggling to find many references to the Fough Farm anywhere!

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Michael Salt

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Does anyone know of the possible links between the Wardles of Fough Farm and the Salts of Moorside. Eliza Salt (aged 20 in the 1841 census) had three sons in the 1840's; William, James and Micah; they were all baptized on 24th September 1848 at Hollingsclough chapel and all given the middle name Wardle. I would welcome any suggestions on which Wardle it might have been, and any other information on this relationship.

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Mark

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Hi Liz

Where is fough farm ??

I'm looking for michael Cowper Lomas Wardle born 1810 at Duncows Grove may be at the farm house near Flash and longnor or any Wardles in this area Around 1810  



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Anonymous

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Hi Liz,

a bit of info from the Quarnford Register 

Lawrence and Grace Wardle of Leigh Cote,Hartington, had a son Lawrence baptized 10th May 1750.

Hartington maybe the parish not the village

Joshua and Elizabeth Wardle of Fough,had a son William baptized

15th Nov. 1767

Lawrence Wardle & Jane Wardle

John Wardle 18th April 1783 Colshaw

Samuel? Wardle 20th May 1785 Brandside Samuel maybe wrong

John Wardle 8th July 1798 Brandside

Brandside and Colshaw are not farm names but names for the area

Joshua Wardle(Farmer) & Alice nee Bestwick

Joshua Wardle  25th Dec.1809

James Wardle 28th Feb.1813 Lee Cote

Alice Bestwick Wardle 16th Oct.1814 Lee Cote

Elizabeth Wardle 6th Oct.1816 Lee Cote

Sarah Wardle 3rd June 1818 Lee Cote

Samuel Wardle 18th June 1820 Lee Cote

William Wardle 5th July 1825 Fough

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Liz Thompson

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Thanks for all the info, have decided to restart with the family tree having left it alone for a while.  Would anyone have any pictures of Fough Farm as I have an old postcard/photo of my ancestors standing in front of a farm house, and I dont know if its Fough, or one of the other farms they lived on.



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Dianne Maher

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Hi

Yours is an old post but you may pick this up...I too am a relative of the Wardles of Fough, my mother is a Wardle daughter of James.  A few years gao I went to the area and found both Fough and Leecote.  I would love to see the picture you have.

 

If you do see this perhaps we could exchange info

Regards

dlmaher50@yahoo.com



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