Puffing Billy, Wylam
Hedley's WYLAM DILLY
Hedley's PUFFING BILLY
William Hedley Sr was born prior to 1753. He married Jane Atkinson 10
April 1774 and one child, a son Joseph was born in 1773...christened
September 1773 and he died in 1843. Jane was buried February 10 1778.
William then took a mistress by the name of Ann Atkinson. I do not know
if Ann was the sister or sister in law of jane. A son was born 13 July
1779 and he died January 9 1843. That is a different story, however, he
would have been a self made man as his father was a grocer. William sr
then married Elizabeth Fletcher the 13th September 1784. Their first
son was George who was born 1785. The second child was Thomas born
1788. The third child was John born 1788.
The fourth child was Richard who was born in 1790. He married Alice
Hudson 05 August 1811 and they had 3 children....William born 1812,
Elizabeth born 1814 and died in 1818 and George born 1818. Richard died
September 1824. After Richard came Jeremiah born in 1789 and then
George who was born in 1792 and he died in 1819. Finally, there came 2
daughters,,,Mary born in 1794 and Elizabeth 1801. All of this
information came from Newburn church and cemetery records.
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Hedley May 19, 2002