THE HEAP FAMILY
Who lived at 11 CROW LANE, FROM 1951
Joseph Heap m Betty
b. *1808/9 I b. *1808/9
d. 11th March 1878 I d. 13th Oct 1870
age 70 I age 63
l l l l l l l
William Margaret John Richard Henry Rebecca Jane
b *1842 b *1843 b *1844 b *1846 b *1849 b *1850 b*1851
Tottington Bury Bury Bury Bury Bury Tottington
Tottington Tottington Tottington Tott Tott
Vict / surgeon Bookeeper d. 1855
Stone dealer/merchant age 6
Farmer employs 3
d. 28th Jan 1909
* Dates of birth calculated from censuses
Farmer, stone dealer, owner of Fletcher bank Quarry, member of Ramsbottom local Board, involved with building plans for Back Sq. & Sq. St..
BIRTH *1808/9 Bury Shuttleworth
WIFE BETTY who was born. approx 1808/9 Born in Bury Walmersley
died Oct 13th 1870 aged 63 (Monumental inscription)
CHILDREN (7) William, Margaret, John, Richard, Henry, Rebecca, Jane
DIED March 11th 1878 aged 70 years (Monumental inscription)
JOSEPH HEAP IN CENSUSES AND DIRECTORIES
Crow trees (1851), Farm House (1861) and no.11 (1871 onwards) are almost certainly the same building, Crow Trees where Joseph Heap lived in 1851 does not refer to Crowtrees Farm which had been there since the 1700s, since this was demolished before the church was built on the site in 1850
Number 11 today is between the Chapel of Rest and St Paul's School.
1851 census Crow Trees Farmer, Stone dealer, employing 10 men Joseph, Betty, Margaret, John, Richard, Henry, Rebecca
1861 census Farm House Stone dealer,, Farmer 13 acres, employing 2 labourers Joseph, Betty, William, Margaret, John, Jane, + Ann Brothlick (serv)
1871 census 11 Crow Lane farmer, 12 acres, man employed. Joseph and John + Betsy Kay - servant, unmarried age 45, dairy maid
1871 Directory - Joseph Heap, farmer Walmersley - probably Joseph Heap of Crow Lane He may have had land in Walmersley - most of Crow Lane was now built over
1871 Directory - Joseph Heap Crow lane, Fletcher Bank Stone quarry owner
REFERENCES TO JOSEPH HEAP
- MINUTES OF THE RAMSBOTTOM LOCAL BOARD
Joseph Heap was a member of the Local Board from at least 1864 to 1870. William Grant was the chairman of the Board from at least 1864 to 1866
1867 (p181) Joseph Heap's plans for alteration in Back Sq, passed subject to committee approval
1867 (p193) Jo Heap's plans of New Millwright's Workshop in Sq St passed. The chimney shall not be less than 60ft in height.
RAMSBOTTOM , ST PAUL'S CHURCH, - MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS
" In affectionate remembrance of JOSEPH HEAP of Crow Lane Ramsbottom who died March 11th 1878 aged 70 years. Also of BETTY his wife who died October 13th 1870 aged 63 years. Also HENRY their son who died September 4th 1855 aged 6 years. Also of JOHN their son who died January 28th 1909 aged 64 year"
THE CHILDREN OF JOSEPH HEAP
William, Margaret, John, Richard, Henry, Rebecca, Jane
1) WILLIAM HEAP Born Tottington, 1842 (calculated from census)
1851 census Not at the family home 1861 census William Heap age 19, living at the Farm House with family - occupation Victerman, Surgeon 1871 Directory, William Heap, Clarence, Bolotn St 1883 Directory - William Heap Clarence Hotel, 21 Bolton St occupation Vict. 1888 Directory - William Heap, Clarence Inn , 19 & 21 Bolton St.
1924 Directory - Grace Heap (Mrs), Clarence PH, 21 Bolton St
2) MARGARET - born Tottington, Bury 1843 (calculated from census)
3) JOHN HEAP Born Tottington, Bury 1844 (calculated from census) Remained unmarried Lived in family home, probably throughout his life, he was still there in 1901 Died 28th Jan 1909 age 64 years (Monumental inscription)
1861 census at home with family - Book keeper
1871 census Only Joseph and John at no. 11 + servant Occupation - Stone dealer
1881 census John age, 37, unmarried, Farmer, employing 3 men + Betsy Beck, servant, unmarried, age 48 + Mary Ashworth, visitor, widow, age 63
1891 census John, Living on own Means age 47 unmarried + Betsy Beck General domestic servant, unmarried,
1901 census John age 57 unmarried - stone merchant + Betsy, niece, 21, no occupation, born Greenmount + Betsy Beck, Domestic servant, unmaried, age 69
4) RICHARD born Tottington, Bury 1846 (calculated from census)
5) HENRY born Tottington, Bury 1849 (calculated from census) Died Sept 4th 1855 aged 6 (Monumental inscription)
6) REBECCA born Tottington, Bury 1850 (calculated from census)
7) JANE born Tottington, 1851 (calculated from census)
OTHER DOCUMENTARY INFORMATION - HEAP
1871 DIRECTORY Alice Heap - shop-keeper, grocer, Tottington Lower End
Thomas Heap Shop-keeper, Grocer, Bridge St
Thomas Heap Stone manson Joseph Heap, Crow lane, Fletcher Bank Quarry (part owner)
1883 DIRECTORY John Heap, farmer, 11 Crow lane
William heap, vict. Clarence Hotel, 21 Bolton St
Frederick Heap, carter, 86 Kenyon St Harriet Heap, Householder, 49 Victoria St
John Heap, farmer, Crow lane
John Heap, carter, 27 Barwood Lee
John Edwin Heap, weaver, 84 Kenyon St
Robert Heap, weaver, 6 Crow lane
William Heap, Clarence Inn, 19 & 21 Bolton St.
1924 Directory Grace Heap (Mrs), Clarence PH, 21 Bolton St
RAMSBOTTOM LOCAL BOARD
Members of the Board included Joseph Heap from at least 1864 ( when the Minutes Book started) to 1870 Thomas Schofield - (Richard Schofield owned Crow trees Farm) William Grant was the chairman from at least 1864 - 1866
1866 (p.161) Thomas Heap's plan of New Houses on Bolton St was approved 1871 (p343) plans for Bridge St through Factory Bottom to Ramsbottom Lane 1867 (p181) Joseph Heap's plans for alteration in Back Sq, passed subject to committee approval 1867? (p193) Jo Heap's plans of New Millwright's Workshop in Sq St passed The chimney shall not be less than 60ft in height.
STREETS COMMITTEE 11 Sept, 1876 Proposed stables, coach house, workshop etc adjoining Crow lane by James Jones - approved
MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS FOR MEMBERS OF THE HEAP FAMILY
RAMSBOTTOM , ST PAUL'S CHURCH, - MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTIONS Only one record when searched march 2003
P.18 " In affectionate remembrance of JOSEPH HEAP of Crow Lane Ramsbottom who died March 11th 1878 aged 70 years. Also of BETTY his wife who died October 13th 1870 aged 63 years. Also HENRY their son who died September 4th 1855 aged 6 years. Also of JOHN their son who died January 28th 1909 aged 64 year"
EDENFIELD PARISH CHURCH - MONUMENTAL INSCRIPTION 2 entries when searched March 2003 Neither appear to relate to the Heap family descended from Joseph heap of Crow Lane
1) Row 14, no 8. " In loving memory of JOHN HEAP of Crow Woods who died Sept 17th 1887 in his 69th year. Also of ANN his wife who died November 30th 1898 aged 65 years. Also of ALICE ANN their daughter who died August 22nd 1936 in her 64th year. Also MARY ANN their daughter who died July 11th 1938 aged 82 years"
2) row 16, no 7 " In loving memory of MARY ELIZABETH the dearly beloved wife of JOHN H HEAP who died Sept 4th 1939 aged 65 years. Also the above JOHN H HEAP who died Decr 26th 1949 aged 78 years. At rest"