The Birthday Books

FAMILY NOTES FROM BIRTHDAY BOOKS

This is a summary of notes by Rev R O Higginson from 19th century Birthday Books in his possession These were compiled by grand-daughters of John Heath (1814 - 1900) including the mother of Mr. Higginson.

The original lists are organised by months for the birthdays, and do not give all the years of birth. In some cases, years of birth and dates of death have been added from other sources to complete the picture.

Compare with the Shaffalong Heath list (family of Grandfather John Heath, 1/8/1814 - 8/11/1900).

All dates are 1800's unless given as 1900's.

Most of the names are family, but some may be friends (where the sur-name occurs only once).

Bible Words Birthday book of Martha Elizabeth Eardley (Mrs M. E. Higginson)

Name Birthday died Notes (by RJH, 2001)

Lily Heath 1/1/84 - 12/1/1951
Dora H. Higginson 3/1/86
James William Downes 5/1/81
Alice Eardley 6/1/92
Charles Heath Windridge10/1/95
Emily Heath12/1/73
Sidney Holtom 24/1/95(d. 1916 in war)
Eva H. Robinson 8/2/78
Sarah A. Hodgkinson16/2/79
Emily Lowe19/2/83
Annie Plant 21/2/98
James Heath(S )27/2/51
N. (?) Heath 18/3/83 1911
Gabriel Leese 19/3/68 1905
S. A. Shenton(S) 4/4/46birth date of Sarah Ann Heath
Olive Plant6/4/86
Annie Edwards Leese 7/4/married Gabriel
M. Bentley 12/4/81
Mary Heath (West Street) 14/4
George A. Heath 26/4/84
Leonard Plant 26/4/84 24/6/1908
Hannah Buxton 30/4/76
Mary Leese3/5/
V (?) Heath 9/5/82 30/1/1924
William Williams 18/5/94
Clarence Bailey 27/5/1912
Ethel Heath 28/5/88
Ethel Ruth Walley 28/5/1914
George Heath (S )1/6/49 1914
cousinOlive Meredith 2/6/95
William Hampson 5/6/82
George Holtom 5/6/93
James Warrington 8/6/83
Gladys Heath 9/6/92
Thomas Heath (S) 15/6/59
John Heath 20/6/72
Mary Heath 3/7/86
Gladys Heath 4/7/1900
Sybil Baddeley 7/7/1905
Mr. H. Holtom 11/7/64
J. W. Heath (S) 23/7/57Jan 1948
Harry Heath 28/7/87 1915in France
Albert William Windridge 30/7/1910
Grandfather John Heath (S) 11/8/1814 8/11/1900
Norman Leese 25/8/1905
M. Bailey 27/8/83
Gwennie Heath 9/9/95
Robert Heath 12/9/1910
Frederick Lewis 14/9/96(brother-in-law)
L. J. Hinde 19/9/74
Elisha Leese 19/9/74
Tom Heath 29/9/88 1901
James Plan t1/10/1902
Elsie Plant 8/10/93
M. Heath 21/10/61
Bertha Plant 28/10/89
Ruth Heath 31/10/1914(Gannaway Farm, Claverdon)
Zilpha Plant 6/11/95
Arthur Plant 11/11/82
John Plant 17/11/87
Margaret Heath 20/11/89
Doris Bailey 22/11/1907
Aunt Ruth Heath 29/11 (lived at "Thelma", Broad Walk, SonA)
Ruth Gould5/ 12/84Nee Heath
Annie Leese 6/12/71 married Gabriel Leese)
Mary Elizabeth Heath 11/12/52
Eveline Holtom 15/12/86(nee Lambert)
Hannah Plant 3/12/91
(S) - Shaffalong

Note - "Thelma" Heaths

James (of Shaffalong) and his wife Ruth, lived at "Thelma", Broad Walk, Stratford-upon-Avon, and their children included Lilly (1884 - 1951), who was deaf and dumb.

Comment on omissions.(RJH, 2001)

She did not include in this list most of the Eardleys, her father's family, but did include the Holtoms, related through the Eardleys.

She did include four of the Shaffalong family (her aunts and uncles), but not her own mother (presumably because she did not need to write this down). Other Heaths of the period may be supposed to be her Mother's cousins or her cousins.

Brown Longfellow Note Book ( )

Name Birthday died Notes (by RJH, 2001)

Elsie Warrington 10 Jan
Emily Heath 12 Jan 73
Samuel Heath 13 Jan
Annie Warrington 14 Jan
? Reeves 20 Jan
Lizzy Wilson 4 Feb
Francis Wilson 4 Feb 1835
Miriam Warrington 28 Feb 18865 July 1892
Joseph Wilson 28 Feb
Gabriel Leese 19 Mar 68
Gertrude Warrington 23 Mar
William Wilson 28 Feb
Elizabeth Heath 9 Apr
Samuel Heath 20 Apr 70
Annie Wilson 20 Apr 66
Nellie Higginson 22 Apr 71(Mary Ellen Higginson)
Mrs Leese 3 May
Frank Wilson 14 May 67
Martha Wilson 14 May 68
James Warrington 28 June
Alice Wilson 11 June
Richard James Warrington 31 July 71
Elizabeth Higginson 9 July 73(Nellie's sister)
H. Warrington 2 July 66
T. W. Warrington 16 Aug 56
Mary Wilson 19 Aug
Jane Warrington 25 Aug 47
T. C. Warrington 16 Sep 69
Elisha Leese 19 Sep 73
Eliza Wilson 14 Oct(entry crossed out)
Henry Wilson 6 Nov
John Thomas Warrington 18 Nov
Annie Leese 6 Dec
G. Leese 6 Dec 1834
Samuel Wilson 27 Dec

This list has very slight Heath connection, except the Leese family, and has more interest in the Warringtons (Ramsor) whose connection was with the Orpes and Higginsons, and the Wilsons, connection as yet unknown. The Heaths do not seem to be the Shaffalong family.

The two Higginsons are daughters of Ann Elizabeth Higginson, nee Warrington, 17/2/1851, (Ramsor) - 8/2/1892, and James Higginson, 26/1/1845 - 12/9/1910. They were married at Ellastone, 17/2/1870. Children :- Nellie (22/4/71); Elizabeth (9/7/73); Thomas (10/11/1875); Fredereick (3/6/1878); Hulddah Ann (11/8/1881); and Ruth (16/1/1884). The book may have belonged to one of these.

Friendship Memorial Birthday Book ( )

Name Birthday died Notes (by RJH, 2001)

Mary Eardley 4/1/86 6/1/86
Alice Eardley 6/1/92
Herbert Eardley 11/2/53
Stephen Eardley 14/2/56
James Heath (S) 27/2/51
Sarah Ann Heath (S) 4/4/46
Adah Heath (S) 17/4/68
Sam Heath (S) 20/4/70
Ruth Eardley 23/4/88Jan 1970
Isaac Eardley 27/4/58 18/12/1934
Mary Heath (S) 3/5/38(married Mr. Leese)
James Heath (jun) 5/5/
James Eardley 11/5/95 8/7/1954
Miriam Eardley 20/5/99 24/11/1930
Elizabeth Hampson 26/5/54
Ethel Heath 28/5/88
George Heath (S) 1/6/49
Thomas Heath (S) 5/6/59
Emily Heath (S) 15/6/66
Louisa Heath (S) 17/6/61(married Mr. Plant)
Martha Heath (S) 7/7/63(married Isaac Eardley)
Asenath Eardley 17/7/60 16/12/1962
Selina Heath (S) 18/7/55
John W. Heath (S) 23/7/57
Harry Heath 28/7/87 16/11/1915(died in France, presumably in war)
John Heath (S) 11/8/1814 1900
Joseph Heath (S) 19/8/72 17/7/90
Jane Heath (S) 25/8/47
John Heath 29/8/64 (son of Sarah Ann)
Elizabeth Heath (S) 7/9/53
Sarah Eardley 13/9/62
Tom Heath 29/9/88
William Hampson 20/10/53
Hannah Heath (S) 27/10/36
Martha Elizabeth Eardley 19/11/83 24/5/1970
Ruth Heath sen. 29/11 (Great Aunt of "Thelma" Heaths)
Ruth Heath jun. 5/12/84 (married M. Gould)
Annie Leese 6/12/

(comment11 Eardleys;24 Heaths)

Notes

Annie Leese - check links with Gabriel
Hampsons- were they the family practically wiped out by the 1918 'flu epedemic?
It seems that Elizabeth Hampson married an Eardley, probably Herbert.

Blue Longfellow Note Book ( Miss Leese, possibly Adelaide)

Name Birthday died Notes (by RJH, 2001)

Lily Heath 1/1/84 12/1/1951
Alice Eardley 6/1/1892
Elsie Warrington 10/1
Emily Heath 12/1/83
Annie Warrington 14/1/
L. G. Massey 1/2/
Mrs G. Lewis 14/2/
Anne Baddeley 3/3/69
Gabriel Leese jun. 19/3/681905 (Ceylon 17/11/93)
Gertrude Warrington 23/3/
Annie E. Bamford 7/4/ (Ceylon 29/7/97; married 24/8/97)
Harry Lewis 16/4/
May Leese 16/4/
Sam Heath (S) 20/4/70
Ruth Eardley 23/4/88Jan 1970
Isaac Eardley 27/4/58 18/12/1934
Mrs Leese (Mary) (S) 3/5/38
Mr. George Lewis 4/5/
Emily Baddeley 11/5/76(married Dec 95)
James Eardley 11/5/95 8/7/1954
Jabez Baddeley 19/5/59
Miriam Eardley 20/5/99 24/11/1930
M. Eardley (S) 7/7/1863 (Martha Heath)
L. Higginson 9/7/73 (Elizabeth, known as Lily)
A. Heath 9/7/
John Baddeley 13/7/57
Alice Mary Leese 31/7/
Grandfather Heath (S) 11/8/(John Heath, 11/8/1814)
T. W. Warrington 16/8/56
Joe Heath 19/8/72
Norman Leese 25/8/
M. Heath 26/8
Sarah ? Reeves 16/9/
Selina Baddeley 18/9/61
Hulme 18/9/61
Elisha Leese 19/9/73
Willie Baddeley 7/10/66(married Jan 1896)
R. Warrington 19/10/
Hannah Baddeley (S) 27/10/36
George Lewis 9/11/
Martha E. Eardley 19/11/83 24/5/1970
A. Massey 21/11
Annie Leese 6/12/71
Mr. G. Leese 6/12/
Addelaide Leese 6/12/ (married 1890)
Herbert Hulme 8/12/87
Charles Baddeley 25/12/72
Jim Baddeley 28/12/64

Memoranda from Blue longfellow book

Lichfield Wesleyan Chapel opened 1892
Hopwas Wesleyan Chapel opened 1888
Mrs. George Heath, Ingleton Hall, died April 19 1892
Miriam Warrington died July 5 1892 aged 6
Gabriel Leese went to Ceylon Nov 17 1893 as Principal of Jaffera College
Charlie Bamford married May 1894
Edgar Bamford went to America Good Friday 1894
Martha Corden married Arthur Wa. April 12 1895
Annie Riley married Mr. Salisbury April 30 1895
Mary Heath married Jim Reeves June 15 1896
Ruth Warrington married Mr. Mercer April 11 1898
George Eggledtone married Miss Wallis
Maud Leese married Mr. Walley April 5 1907

Notes

Massey linked to the Warringtons via the Orpes
Baddeley family of eldest daughter, Hannah, of Grandfather John Heath