Nellie Hampshire & Holgate Harper

Talbot Road, Swinton - 29.07.08 (1)

Talbot Road, Swinton

In April 1901 in All Saints’ Church, Ackworth, Wakefield, my fifth cousin, four times removed, Louisa Newsome, married John William Hampshire.

At some point between 1904 and 1909, Louisa and John moved to Swinton, near Rotherham, to live at 25 Talbot Road. The family remained at this address for many years, with Louisa dying there in 1922.

(H) 367 (Hampshire) - 25.06.08 (3)

Louisa’s headstone in Saint Margaret’s Churchyard, Swinton


MR. HAMPSHIRE and Daughters wish to thank all friends and neighbours for their kind expressions of sympathy and assistance during their sad and sudden bereavement. 25, Talbot Road, Swinton.

John remarried, to a widow, in 1924 and he spent his last years living at 29 Racecourse Road in Swinton.


HAMPSHIRE. – The death occurred on April 24th, of Mr. John William Hampshire, aged 91, of 29, Racecourse Road, Swinton. Cremation took place at Doncaster last Thursday. Mourners were members of the family, neighbours and friends. Funeral arrangements by C. T. Butterfield and Sons Ltd., Wood Street, Swinton: and Carlyle Street, Mexborough. Phone 2158 and 3163 Mexborough.


Saint Margaret’s Church

Louisa and John issued two children, called, Edith Mary (1903 to 1993) and Nellie (1906 to 1982). Below is a newspaper article published shortly after Nellie’s marriage to Holgate Harper. It is of interest to note that Holgate was born in Swinton, Lancashire before eventually living in Swinton, Yorkshire.



Cliffefield Road, Swinton - 09.07.13

Cliffefield Road, Swinton

A pretty wedding took place at St. Margaret’s, Swinton, last Thursday, of Mr. Holgate Harper, third son of Mrs. E. Harper and the late Mr. Harper, of Cliffe Field Road, Swinton, to Miss Nellie Hampshire, youngest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Hampshire, of 25, Talbot Road, Swinton, the Rev. T. G. Rogers officiating. Mr. T. Harper, brother of the bridegroom, was bestman, and Mr. G. Moseley was groomsman. The bride was given away by her father.

Swinton Motors Limited, Swinton - 30.05.17

Swinton Garage Company

The bride, who carried a bouquet of pink roses, was beautifully dressed in ivory satin beaute, trimmed with diamente, and wore a veil of pink embroidered net, which was held in place by a coronet of orange blossom. She was attended by four bridesmaids, Miss E. M. Hampshire, sister of the bride, and Miss E. Humphries, who was attired in shell pink crepe-de-Chine, and black and pink silk crinoline hats, and Misses Joyce and Olga Harper, nieces of the bridegroom who wore daffodil Victorian dresses and lace caps. The bride’s mother wore a dress of dove grey satin, and a marocain bangkok hat trimmed with lace and green georgette. The bridegroom’s mother’s dress was of Lido blue, with hat en suite.

A reception was held at West Street Hall, Mexboro’, after which the couple left for Great Yarmouth. For travelling, the bride wore a grey costume, and a Lido blue hat.

Among the presents were gifts from the Swinton Garage Co., where the bride was employed, and from Ward and Sons, the bridegroom’s employers.