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Joseph Burnhope

Male 1756 - 1836  (~ 80 years)


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  • Name Joseph Burnhope 
    Born Leafield House, Hexham, Northumbeland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 7 Mar 1756  Hexham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Ingoe Mill, Stamfordham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 27 Jun 1836  Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1805  Petersen-de Lanskoy
    Last Modified 27 Jun 2014 

    Father Isaac Burnhope,   b. Abt 1715, of, Northumberland or Durham, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1781, Wood Hall Mill, Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother Jane,   b. Abt 1731, of Hexham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F981  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Muse or Mewis,   c. 20 Sep 1761, Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 16 Oct 1835, Ingoe Mill, Stamfordshire, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Married 13 Jan 1782  Warden, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Isaac Burnhope,   c. 16 Feb 1783, Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 27 Nov 1843, Hexham, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
     2. Joseph Burnop or Burnhope,   c. 18 Dec 1785, Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1813, Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years)
    +3. William Burnhope,   c. 23 Mar 1788, Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1844, of, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 57 years)
     4. Thomas Burnhope,   c. 21 Mar 1790, Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. 25 Oct 1790, Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     5. Elizabeth Burnhope,   b. Abt 1792, Woodhall Mill, Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1809, Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 17 years)
     6. Ann Burnhope,   c. 2 Jun 1794, Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. From 18 Jun 1810 to 18 Dec 1810, Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 16 years)
     7. Thomas Burnhope,   c. 11 Oct 1796, Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Mary Burnhope,   b. 7 Apr 1799, Woodhall Mill, Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Margaret Burnhope,   b. 8 Nov 1801, Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F792  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • RESEARCH_NOTES:
      1. Reviewed Ancestry.com 23 Nov 2002.

      2. From the book of indexed burial (1654-1812) transcripts in the Haydon Bridge parish church from my 23 Jun 2009 visit to the Society of Genealogists in London, England. Note that the place Woodhall is actually Woodhall Mill which still exists and which I visited. It sits by itself less than a mile east of Haydon Bridge on a small creek and has been recently divided and renovated into a small freehold of four homes while retaining the old name. It was an actual mill once owned by Lady Dentwent of the gentry. The Burnhopes were contract millers moving from one mill to the next depending on their contracts. Contemporary records of that time indicate that the Burnhopes were millers. There is nothing else in the near vicinity making it its own farm/mill in the countryside. Haydon Bridge would be the nearest parish church. The following are all of the individuals surnamed Burnhope or variation thereof for the period of time from 1654-1812. We can surmise that the Burnhopes first moved to the area by no later than 1785 when Joseph had a child christened there and that Isaac's son Joseph continued there until at least 1809 when his daughter Elizabeth is buried there. We can also link Joseph with Isaac since both are of the Woodhall Mill, a single farmstead. Being that Isaac died without a notation that he was the "son of," we can safely assume he was an adult and even though there is the possibility he could be a brother of Joseph, it is more likely in my opinion that he was the father:
      1781, Oct 4: Isaac Burnhope of Woodhall.
      1809, Oct 1: Elizabeth Burnhope, dau. of Joseph of Haydon Bridge.
      1790, Oct 25: Thomas Burnhope, son of Joseph of Woodhall.

      3. By following the various christening records of his children, we can ascertain Isaac's residence and and the name of his wife Jane. Isaac lived in the Newbiggin/Riddlehamhope area which was centered near Shotley, Hunstantworth, and Hexham parishes all of which he had children christened. Newbiggin/Riddlehamhope do not show on most maps since they are not villages as much as a just a location. Using older maps, I was able to locate them. On modern maps such as Google, locate Hunstanworth in County Durham. Just slightly above Hunstanworth across the field is the River Derwent going from west to east. Slightly to the west of Hunstanworth, the river turns upward northwesternly while a serpentine forested hill turns southwesterly. At this first bow on the north side is Newbiggin Fell. Continue to follow the river as it then immediately turns back west and then you are at Riddlehamhope on the north side of the river. Slightly to the west of that is Riddlehamhope Fell. Note that this river is the boundary between counties Durham on the south and Northumberland on the north thereby making the Burnhopes residents of Northumberland. The meaning of the old English word Fell is from the Old Norse meaning an upland stretch of open country; a moor; or a barren or stony hill. We know that Isaac was a miller because he eventually ends up at Woodhall Mill very near Haydon's Bridge where he dies in 1781. The location of Newbiggin/Riddlehamhope on a river may have been due to work as a miller even though his early profession is not given in the christening records.
      The record of his child William must appear in two separate registers (a local and bishop's trancript?) because my transcription shows the entry below whereas the LDS IGI shows the same entry without the father but with a mother Jane Burnhope listed. This establishes Jane as the wife of Isaac.
      Note that in a separate transcription book for Hexham baptisms (1752-1851) which I reviewed at the Northumberland Records Office at Woodhorn Jun 2009, there were some minor differences as noted above in [brackets].
      The various parish records showing the christening of Isaac's children in chronological order show:
      Shotley, Northumberland:
      William Burnhope, son of Isaac of Newggin(sic) hope chr. 21 Jul 1745.
      Hunstanworth, Durham:
      Kath. Burnhope, d. of Isaac, chr. 27 Jul 1747.
      Isaac Burnhope, s. of Isaac of Ridlehope [sic], chr. 2 Mar 1748/1749 (bur in 1762 in Hexham).
      John Burnhope, s. of Isaac of Newbigginhope, chr. 10 Mar 1750/1751
      Hexham, Northumberland:
      Mary Burnep, dau. of Isaac Burnep chr. 14 Oct 1753. [Mary Burnip, d. of Isaac of Leafield House. I have tried to find a Leafield House using Google and what I can find thus far is in Birtley, a suburb in County Durham of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne just north of Chester-le-Street. This is off the path considering Newbiggin and Whitley Mill are in close proximity to each other south of Hexham and makes one wonder if there is a closer Leafield House.]
      Joseph Burnip, son of Isaac Burnip chr. 7 Mar 1756. [Isaac of Whitley Mill.]
      Ann Burnip, dau. of Isaac Burnip chr. 9 Apr 1758. [Isaac of Whitley Mill.]
      Hannah Burnip, dau. of Isaac Burnip chr. 23 Mar 1760. [Mary Burnip, d. of Isaac - not sure why one transcription would say Hannah and the other Mary.]

      4. In reviewing christenings from a transcription book of Haydon Bridge baptisms 1654-1665 and 1677-1991, which I cut off at 1880, there are only two sets of Burnhopes listed - seven children of Joseph Burnhope and Elizabeth and the first five children of Joseph Burnhope (1811-1881) and Ann Hunter.

      5. From my search of a Warden Church record transcript while visiting the Hexham library June 2009: 13 Jan 1788, James Sheel and Mary Snowball, both of Chapelry of Newbrough. Wit: Joseph Burnhope and Jane Shaw. [The witness Joseph Burnhope is most likely this Joseph.]

      6. It appears that Joseph Burnhope, son or Isaac had this tombstone made for his father and three of his children. Tombstone sketched and described in FHL film 94994 at Haydon Bridge Church: "'Here Lieth the Body of Isaac Burnip of the Wood Hall Mill Who died Oct'r 1 1781 At 66 years. In memmory of Elisabeth Daughter of Jo. Burnhope ob. Oct'r 1 1809 at 17. Also Ann ob. 18th 1810 at 16. Also Jo His son ob Feb 10th 1813 Aged 27 years.'
      Headstone 24-1/2 x 2-3/8 x 32."

      7. Occupation: miller. Note that millers were generally contractual and would stay with a mill until the contract was not renewed. They would then take another contract with a mill owner wherever there was work; hence it was not unusual for them to move often and over great distances.

      CHRISTENING:
      1. Note that Isaac lived in the Newbiggin/Riddlehamhope area which was centered near Shotley, Hunstantworth, and Hexham parishes all of which he had children christened. LDS IGI extracted records for Hexham, Northumberland, England per batch P000642, film 0094998, printout 6905734 show:
      Mary Burnep, dau. of Isaac Burnep chr. 14 Oct 1753.
      Joseph Burnip, son of Isaac Burnip chr. 7 Mar 1756.
      Ann Burnip, dau. of Isaac Burnip chr. 9 Apr 1758.
      Hannah Burnip, dau. of Isaac Burnip chr. 23 Mar 1760.

      MARRIAGE:
      1. Note that the church in Haydon was not allowed to record marriages since they were not licensed per the Hardwich Marriage Act of 1754. Marriages resume after 1797. Consequently, the marriage was performed in Warden which was the parish responsible for the subservient chapelry of Haydon. The entry per FHL film 1068615 for Warden parish records:
      "By license, Joseph Burnhope and Elizabeth Mewis - both of the Chapelry of Haydon in this parish - were married by licence in this church this thirteenth day of January 1782 by me Wm. Laidman. This marriage was solemnized between us: [signed] Jos. Burnhope, Eliz'th Mewis [her mark of X]. In the presence of John Walton."
      John Walton is probably the brother-in-law to Joseph Burnhope.

      BURIAL:
      1. Northumberland County Wide Anglican Burial Index 1813-1837, by parish register, name, address, age, burial date, and [my comments]:
      -Haydon Bridge, Joseph Burnhope, Haydon Bridge, 27, 1813 Feb 12. [Son of Joseph and Elizabeth below.]
      -Haydon Bridge, Elizabeth Burnhope, Stanfordham, 68, 1835 Oct 16. [Wife of Joseph below. Ingoe Mill was their residence near Stamfordham Parish making them part of Stamfordshire.]
      -Haydon Bridge, Joseph Burnhope, Stamfordshire, 81, 1836 Jun 27.