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Category Heppell

Stories about my Heppell family research from the Northumberland and Yorkshire counties of England

My Eight Great-Grandparents

George Davies George was born in Dilwyn, Herefordshire on 9th Dec 1855. He was a Fruit Hawker, often in trouble with the police. He travelled around Hereford and Worcestershire and Kent, hop-picking and hawking. He and my great grandmother Honora… Continue Reading →

My Four Grandparents

George Alfred Davies George was born 3rd June 1903 in Worcester, England. Raised by his mother, he worked with his family, the O’Shea’s, as a Flower and Fruit Hawker. They were very well known in Worcester. He was known to… Continue Reading →

My Parents

Father – Brian Davies My father was Brian Davies born at Bridge Street, Lancaster in 1934. He was raised in Abbey Home, Staveley, Westmorland and attended Windermere Grammar School. Brian met and subsequently married my mother, Barbara Heppell, in 1957… Continue Reading →

Reginald Heppell 1903 – 1959 York

Reginald Heppell, my grandfather, was born in York at Smith’s Yard, Marygate to Robert Campbell Heppell and Alice Wood. He was baptised at St Olave’s Church, Marygate. Reg was one of eight children born to the couple. Their first son,… Continue Reading →

James Heppell 1788 – 1861 York

James Heppell was born on 20th March 1788, he was the only surviving son of John Heppell and Agnes Knowlson. James became a Freeman of York on 1st March 1803, aged only fourteen, after seven years indentured servitude to William… Continue Reading →

John Heppell 1760 – 1788 Kirkwhelpington to York

John Heppell was born at Fawns in Kirkwhelpington, Northumberland, baptised on 13th July 1760. He was the youngest son of William Hepple, a joiner, and his second wife, Isabell White. After the deaths of his parents, Isabell in 1771 and… Continue Reading →

Lily England 1906 – 1974 York

I was fortunate as a child, to have both my parents around, but I only knew one of my grandparents. Her name was Lily Heppell (nee England) and she lived with us. She was little, with wavy, dark hair, a… Continue Reading →

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