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HOYLE - Rochdale, Whitworth
« on: Thursday 31 December 09 20:40 GMT (UK) »
 I am researching a family surnamed HOYLE who were farmers, weavers and stonemasons in the area round Whitworth, Rochdale. If this connects with your research I would love to hear from you to exchange information.
Ian

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Re: HOYLE - Rochdale, Whitworth
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 13 May 15 16:49 BST (UK) »
my HOYLES are Bacup, Crawshawbooth, Cliviger, Dunnockshaw are those places too far from Whitworth.  I have Ada 1878 - 1952, Johns and James 1838, 1802.  If you see any connection please email

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Re: HOYLE - Rochdale, Whitworth
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 13 May 15 17:20 BST (UK) »
Thanks for getting in touch. I think our Hoyles are probably connected - but a long long way back in history. I seem to remember that what one researcher called 'Hoyle HQ' was between Whitworth and Bacup. I also seem to remember that at least some of the Bacup / Crawshawbooth Hoyles were Quakers. It's been quite some time since I posted this Hoyle query, so I'm a little vague on the detail, but my Hoyles can be traced - always in Whitworth - to the mid-1600s. The names you gave do not appear in my family tree - sorry! Best of luck with your research.

You could have a look at http://www.rossendale-fhhs.org.uk/

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Re: HOYLE - Rochdale, Whitworth
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 06 September 15 18:56 BST (UK) »
Looking for a Samuel Hoyle or Hoyles, born 1793 Whitworth, Lancashire, England. Parents unknown

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Re: HOYLE - Rochdale, Whitworth
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 06 September 15 20:54 BST (UK) »
Sorry no Samuels in my line.....James and John and I think a Ned

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Re: HOYLE - Rochdale, Whitworth
« Reply #5 on: Monday 07 September 15 07:55 BST (UK) »
No Samuel in my tree either - but, as I wrote, there were several branches of the family in the Whitworth area, possibly all stemming from one source.
What we have to call the Hoyle HQ was Fair Well or Fair Wall farm (Above Stacksteads near Bacup) not far north of Whitworth in hilly country. John Hoyle of 'Farewell' made a nuncupative will, dated 9th October 1613. The family lived there for two centuries (Henry Fishwick, History of Rochdale).

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Re: HOYLE - Rochdale, Whitworth
« Reply #6 on: Monday 07 September 15 17:49 BST (UK) »
Thank you!  back to the drawing board. Samuel was "pressed into service at age 14" and was in Canada during the war of 1812. Captured at Battle of bridgewater July 1814.

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Re: HOYLE - Rochdale, Whitworth
« Reply #7 on: Monday 07 September 15 18:08 BST (UK) »
Good luck with your search - sounds like a fascinating story and well worth pursuing. Did your Samuel live long enough to be included in the 1841 census?

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Re: HOYLE - Rochdale, Whitworth
« Reply #8 on: Monday 07 September 15 19:11 BST (UK) »
Yes, but he returned to Massachusetts (U.S.) after the war, and married in 1816. He later removed to Illinois (U.S.), where he died in 1875.