Children of William and Rachel Wigham

01. Hannah Wigham

1747-05-08 b. Allendale MM TNA: PRO RG 6/1271; William Evans and Thomas Evans, eds Piety Promoted, in a collection of dying Sayings of many of the people called Quakers . . . 1854, Philadelphia; Maurice Richardson, 'Family Tree of the Wighams of Coanwood', in possession of Ron Nicholson
1769-04-27 of Coanwood, Northumberland; m. John Hall (1744–1810, yeoman, of Broughton, s. of Isaac and Alice (Featherstone) Hall), at Cornwood fmh PRO RG 6/1026, /1238, /1239; Annual Monitor; George Richardson (1848) Some Account of the Rise of the Society of Friends in Cornwood, in Northumberland. London: Charles Gilpin; Evans and Evans, eds (1854); Norman Penney, ed. (1929 & 1930): Pen Pictures of London Yearly Meeting 1789–1833. London: Friends Historical Society; Richardson, 'Wighams of Coanwood'
Children: William (1770–1786), Alice (1771–1833), Hannah (1773–1849), Isaac (1774–1775), John (1776–1847), Isaac (1778–1853), Jane (1778 – ?), Rachel (1781–1850), Sarah (1783–1861), Jane (1786–1862), William (1788 – ?), Thomas (1789–1867), and Ann (1791–1862); William and Isaac I b. Pardshaw MM, all from John onwards b. Little Broughton, Bridekirk, Cumberland PRO RG 6/263, /264, /470, /471, /472, /494, /1239; Evans and Evans, eds (1854); Richardson, 'Wighams of Coanwood';  Annual Monitor; Edward H. Milligan (2007) Biographical Dictionary of British Quakers in Commerce and Industry 1775–1920. York: Sessions Book Trust; Find a Grave
1771 of Little Broughton, near Cockermouth, Cumberland RG 6; Evans and Evans, eds (1854)
1807-04-29 d. Pardshaw MM RG 6/224; Evans and Evans, eds (1854); Richardson, 'Wighams of Coanwood'
1807-05-02 bur. Broughton RG 6/224
 

Lately, at Little Broughton, near Cockermouth, in the 61st year of her age, after a very short, but violent illness, Mrs Hannah Hall, wife of Mr John Hall of that place; by her death, society (both civil and religious) is deprived of one of its brightest ornaments; her husband, of a most valuable and affectionate wife; and her numerous family of the ever watchful and fostering hand of maternal solicitude.

Cumberland Pacquet, and Ware's Whitehaven Advertiser, 1807-06-09
 

HANNAH HALL.—It often happens, and it is cause of reverent thankfulness that it is so, that tedious sickness is allowed to be the means of refinement and preparation for the great change. Happy also is it for such as have "their loins girded, and their lamps burning," and are ready at a short notice to meet the bridegroom. This seems to have been the case of HANNAH HALL, of Little Broughton, near Cockermouth, in Cumberland.

She was the daughter of William and Rachel Wigham, of Cornwood, in Northumberland, and was born in the year 1747. A few years after her marriage with John Hall, of Broughton, and about the twenty-seventh year of her age, she came forth in a public testimony in meetings, and her services were acceptable to Friends.

She did not travel much, but had a large family to watch over, which she brought up in an exemplary manner, and was herself a pattern of economy and industry. Nevertheless, in 1788, she visited meetings in Lancashire and Cheshire, in company with her mother, a valuable minister; and about ten years afterwards, paid a religious visit, in company with some other Friends, to the inhabitants of the Isle of Man. In this visit her short and lively offerings seemed to open the way to larger communications of her companions. In 1801, she visited the meetings in Scotland; and afterward the families in the greatest part of her own monthly meeting of Pardshaw: where she was herself a diligent attender of meetings, and esteemed as a woman of a meek and quiet spirit.

She often proclaimed the uncertainty of life, and was strenuous in exhorting all to make timely preparation for their solemn and final change; and in both these respects was herself an example, for she was removed, at about the age of sixty, by a violent disorder, in twenty-four hours. She expressed an unshaken confidence that a place of rest would be her allotment, when the pains and conflicts of time should pass away. Her decease was on the 29th of the Fourth month, 1807, and her last moments, so far as an indistinct articulation could be understood, were employed in solemn supplication.

Evans and Evans, eds (1854), vol. 3:389-90


02. John Wigham

 


03. James Wigham

1751-06-04 b. Allendale MM TNA: PRO RG 6/1271; Maurice Richardson, 'Family Tree of the Wighams of Coanwood', in possession of Ron Nicholson
  m. Ann Kirk (? – ?) Richardson, 'Wighams of Coanwood'
1824-06-12 d. PRO RG 6/385, /465
1824-06-15 bur. Cornwood fbg


04. Thomas Wigham

1753-08-01 b. Coanwood, Northumberland TNA: PRO RG 6/1271; Annual Monitor; George Richardson (1848) Some Account of the Rise of the Society of Friends in Cornwood, in Northumberland. London: Charles Gilpin; Maurice Richardson, 'Family Tree of the Wighams of Coanwood', in possession of Ron Nicholson
1775-06-01 m. Jane Lat(t)imer (1758–1847, d. of John and Mary Lat(t)imer) Annual Monitor
Children: Sarah (1776–1804), William (1777–1848), Mary (1779–1838), John ('Tertius') (1784–1864), Thomas (1789–1832), James (1793–1808), and Rachel (1796–1862); from 1777 all b. at Coanwood, John and Thomas specifically at Hargill House PRO RG 6; censuses; Annual Monitor; Richardson, 'Wighams of Coanwood'
1803 of Hargill House, Coanwood RG 6/188
1805/1812 yeoman, of Coanwood RG 6/188; Strath Maxwell (photocopied excerpts sent me by Karen Yeoman, 2001-07-23)
1812-02-27 d. Coanwood RG 6 385, /465; Annual Monitor; Richardson (1838); Richardson, 'Wighams of Coanwood'
1812-03-01 bur. Coanwood fbg RG 6 385, /465
 

THOMAS WIGHAM, of Allendale Monthly Meeting, a Minister about 20 years .......................... 59         2 Mo. 1812.

After a painful and lingering illness, towards his close he seemed as if sweetly singing praises and making melody in his heart to the Lord; and, in this situation, he quietly breathed his last.

1813 Annual Monitor


05. William Wigham

1756-10-08 b. Coanwood, Northumberland TNA: PRO RG 6/226, /1065
1778 m. Jane Harding (cal 1756 – 1828) source misplaced; Annual Monitor
Children: Lucia (1779 – after 1821, b. Coanwood), William (1780–1856, b. Woodhouse, Lambley, Northumberland), Rachel (1782 – ?), Mary (1784–1798, b. Woodhouse, Lambley), Elizabeth (1787–1830, b. Millhill, Haltwhistle, Northumberland), James (1790 – ?, b. Haltwhistle), Thomas (1793–1826, b. Millhill, Haltwhistle), Jane (1796–1860, b. Haltwhistle), and Mary (1798–1870, b. Millhill, Cornwood, Haltwhistle) PRO RG 6/187, /226, /304, /383, /384, /385, /493, /494, /940, /1065, /1155; censuses; Annual Monitor; source for Jane's death misplaced
1798 farmer, of Millhill, Cornwood RG 6/384
1813-11-24 yeoman, of Maryport, Cumberland RG 6/22
1826-10-15 of Maryport; d. RG 6/226, /1065; Annual Monitor
1826-10-18 bur. Maryport RG 6/226, /1065
  "At Maryport, [ . . . ] on the 18th, Mr. William Wigham, advanced in years;" . . . Cumberland Pacquet, and Ware's Whitehaven Advertiser, 1826-10-24


06. Cuthbert Wigham

1759-02-27 b. Hargill House, Coanwood, Northumberland TNA: PRO RG 6/1271
1783-06-04 m. Hannah Bell (1761–1834) PRO RG 6/1065; Edward H. Milligan (2007) Biographical Dictionary of British Quakers in Commerce and Industry 1775–1920. York: Sessions Book Trust
Children: William (1784–1803), Thomas (1787–1859, b. Coldshield, Haltwhistle, Northumberland) censuses; Annual Monitor; Milligan (2007)
1812 husbandman, of Coldshield, Haltwhistle RG 6/1155
1821-02-15 made will original will in my possession
1828-05-19 d. RG 6/385
1828-05-20 bur. Coanwood fbg
 

CUTHBERT WIGHAM, Cornwood, Northum.          69           17 5mo. 1828.

He was of an innocent deportment, and exemplary in his conduct; and was favoured to bear a long and afflicting illness with becoming patience and resignation; at time expressing a belief, that by the mercy of God, through Jesus Christ, his sins were forgiven. This he said, had been a great support and consolation to him during his illness, and that he had often been led to contemplate its termination with satisfaction; feeling an assurance that it would be to him a release from all pain and trouble.

1829 Annual Monitor


07. Rachel Wigham


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