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Michael Oldfield

c1704 - 1785

Father Richard Oldfield
Mother Ellen
Wife Mary Heyward
Children Richard, Michael, Robert, William, Mary, Mary, Martha, George


Michael was born in about 1704 (20), the son of Richard and Ellen (1). He had an older brother John, and two older sisters, Elizabeth & Ellin. The family's history over the next few years is unclear, but by the time he was about 8, his brother had died, and he had two more sisters, Margaret and Mary (2). They were living in Taddington by 1712 when his brother Richard was born (3). Another brother George follwed a couple of years later (4), and his youngest brother John, was born in 1718 (5).

He married Mary Heyward, also from Taddington, at Bakewell, on 5th February 1730 (6). After marriage they continued to live with Michael's parents (1). Their first child, Richard was born the following year (7). Three more sons then followed - Michael in 1733 (8), Robert in 1734 (20), and William in 1739 (9). They had a daughter Mary the following year (10), but she only lived for about 8 months (11). They had twin daughters in 1742, and again named one of them Mary, and the other one Martha (12). Michael's mother died in May 1745 (14). His youngest son, George, was born later the same year (15). Three tears later, his son Michael died (16).

Michael's father died in 1759 (17), leaving the house to him (1). His wife Mary died in 1777 (18)(20), and Michael died, aged 81, at the start of 1785 (20). He was buried next to his wife (20) in Taddington churchyard on 4th January (19).


Brief details of his children:



Sources:

  1. Will of Richard Oldfield (ref: B/C/11/Richard Oldfield, Taddington, 1759 @ LRO) reads:
    In the name of God amen I Richard Ouldfield of Taddington in the
    Parrish of Bakewell and County of Derby Mason being at this time but
    in a Bad state of health but of sound and perfect mind and memory (prased
    be God) Do make and ordaine this my last will and testament in manor
    and forme Following First I will that my just Debts and funerall charges
    be pead and Discharged by my Executors hereafter named Item I give
    and bequeath unto my son Michael Oldfield and to Mary his now wife all my
    messuage House where I and them Dwell and all Buldings thereunto be
    longing During there naturall lives and to the survisor of ^them and the yard
    and Gardins on the Back side of the sd House and Buildings and after there
    Decease and the survisor of them then after there to such child or children
    of theres that the shall thinke it most usefull for to them and there Heires
    and assigns for ever but if the survisor do not Dispose of it by will,
    then to there next heire at law and his ^Heirs and assigns for ever I likewise
    Give and bequeath to my son Michael Oldfield and to his Heirs and
    asigns for ever all the rest of my freehold estate he paying my just
    Debts and to my Children the sumes here after named to wit to my son
    George Oldfield Twenty shilling to my son Richard forty shillings
    and to my son John Three pounds and to my four Daughter or to
    there children to wit Margret Cooper and Elizabeth Low to eather of them
    forty shillings and to my Daughter Ellin Wanewright Deceased her
    Daughters Anne Ellin Elizabeth and Margret forty shillings to be
    equily Devided amongst them and to my Daughter Mary [Coots] Cheldren
    forty shillings to be equily devided amongst them, and it is my will &
    mind if any other of my sd cheldren should happen to die befor there sd lagaces
    com due the sd lagasey shall go amongst there cheldren and all to be pead
    within one yeare after my decease and I do here by Inpowr my said
    executors to mortgage or sell my land on the north side of the entry lane
    to pay my just Debts Legairs and funerall expencess are pead and Discharged
    I Give all the rest of my substance to my son Michael not before
    Disposed of (except my working tools wich I give to my son John) to
    him and his heirs and assigns for ever and lastly I nominate
    and Appoint my son Michael Oldfield and my loveing friend Antho
    ny Wright Joynt Executors of this my last will and Testament and
    do hereby revoke all former wills by me mead to be voide and Declare
    this to be my last will and testament where of I have set my hand and
    seale this ninth day of Aprill yn the Therty second year of the Reign of
    his majesty King George the second one thousand seven hundred and fifty
    nine
    Signed sealed Published and Deileaved by the within                       His
    named Richard Oldfield as his last will and Testament       Richard   R   Oldfield
    in the presence of us who subscribed our hands as               Marke         and seale
    witness as ther to in the presence of and at the
    request of the Testator himselfe
    Joseph Green
    George Wild
    Sarah Green
  2. See his father's page for details
  3. Bishop's transcript of the Parish Register of St Michael's, Taddington includes the entry:
    [1712] Richard son of Richard Oldfield of Taddington baptized June ye 10th
  4. Bishop's transcript of the Parish Register of St Michael's, Taddington includes the entry:
    [1714] Georg son of Richard Oldfield of Taddington bapt Dec ye 28
  5. Bishop's transcript of the Parish Register of St Michael's, Taddington includes the entry:
    [1718] John son of Richard Oldfield of Taddington bapt Dec ye 11th
  6. Parish Register of All Saints, Bakewell includes the entry:
    [February 1730] 5 Michael Oldfield & Mary Heyward of Taddington Marryed
  7. Parish Register of St Michael's, Taddington includes the entry:
    [1731] Bapt Richd Son of Michael Oldfield [......]
    The rest of this entry is unreadable on the film of the PR, so I need to confirm it. Val Neal's transcript gives the complete entry as occuring on 24th January 1731, and also names Michael's wife as Mary.
  8. Parish Register of St Michael's, Taddington includes the entry:
    [1733/34] Bapt Micall Son of Micall Ouldfield & Mary [......]
    The rest of this entry is unreadable on the film of the PR, so I need to confirm it. Val Neal's transcript gives the complete entry as occuring on 17th September 1733.
  9. Parish Register of St Michael's, Taddington includes the entry:
    [15th March 1739] Baptized ye same day William Son of Michael Oldfield of Taddington
  10. Parish Register of St Michael's, Taddington includes the entry:
    [1740] [...] 9ber Bapd Mary Daughter of Mich: Oldfield of T[......]
    The rest of this entry is unreadable on the film of the PR, so I need to confirm it. Val Neal's transcript gives the complete entry as occuring on 30th November 1740, and also names Michael's wife as Mary.
  11. Bishop's transcript of the Parish Register of St Michael's, Taddington includes the entry:
    [1741] Augst 6 - Bur. Mary Daughter of Mich. Oldfield of Taddington
  12. Bishop's transcript of the Parish Register of St Michael's, Taddington includes the entry:
    [1742] Augst 29 - Bap. Mart & Mary Daughters of Mich Oldfield of Taddington
  13. N/A
  14. Bishop's transcript of the Parish Register of St Michael's, Taddington includes the entry:
    [1745] Burd 18 May Ellin wife of Rich Oldfield of Tadd
  15. Bishop's transcript of the Parish Register of St Michael's, Taddington includes the entry:
    [1745] Bapt 15 Sept Geo. son of Mich Oldfield of Taddington
  16. Bishop's transcript of the Parish Register of St Michael's, Taddington includes the entry:
    [1748] Burd 24 May Michael son of Michael Oldfield
  17. Parish Register of St Michael's, Taddington includes the entry:
    [April 1759] 15thBur'd Rich'd Oldfield Senior of Taddington
  18. Parish Register of St Michael's, Taddington includes the entry:
    [June 1777] 14 Buried Mary the Wife of Michael Oldfi[......]
  19. Parish Register of St Michael's, Taddington includes the entry:
    [1785] January 4th Buried Michael Oldfield
  20. Memorial Inscription on grave in "Oldfield Crypt" at Taddington (transcript on GENUKI) reads:
    Mickel OLDFIELD, 4 Jan 1785, 81
    Mary, wife, 14 June 1777, 73
    Robert, son, 24 Oct 1794, 60
    Robert, Mary, Michael, Martha, & Robert,
    Their sons & daughters, of Elizabeth & Robert OLDFIELD,
    Died in their infancy



Notes:

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