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Looking for Rigglesford Family Name

Posted: 1193331221000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Rigglesford
Have come to a stand still and am looking for any and all assistance in tracking the family name of Rigglesford. To this date all I have is as follows:

James Henry RIGGLESFORD (Born: December 1878 in Hastings, Sussex England, Died 17 April 1962, Brantford, Ontario) married Ellen BLACKMAN (Born: Date Unknown, believed to be Sussex, England, died 14 February 1962, Brantford, Ontario)in England in June 1901. They had at least 6 children as follows:

1. James Henry RIGGLESFORD, born 16 March 1910 in Hastings, Sussex, England. Never married. Died on 01 July 1990 in Paris, Ontario and buried in Mt Hope Cemetary, Brantford, Ontario;
2. John William RIGGLESFORD, born 16 March 1904 in Hastings, Sussex, England. Married Cassie Craig E. FERGUSON on 3 August 1929 in Brantford, Ontario. Died on 27 January 1971 in Brantford, Ontario. Buried at Mt Hope Cemetary, Brantford, Ontario.
3. Lily Margaret RIGGLESFORD, born June 1907, Hastings, Sussex, England. Married Andy TAYLOR (Info unknown), and resided in Scotland, Ontario. Date of death unknown, buried in Mt Hope Cemetary, Brantford, Ontario.
4. Rose RIGGLESFORD, born March 1915, Hastings, Sussex, England, died either 1965 or 1966, buried in Scotland, Ontario. Married a Norman SPENCE;
5. Ellen E. RIGGLESFORD, born June 1912, Hastings, Sussex, England, Died and buried in Troy, Ontario. Believed to have never married.
6. Priscilla Rose RIGGLESFORD, born June 1902, Hastings, Sussex, England, died March 1908 Hastings, Sussex, England where she is buried.

The family is believed to have came to Canada in 1920 and settled in the Brant County area of Ontario, primarily Brantford, Ontario. If anyone has any further information on this family it would be of valued assistance. Thanks ever so much.

Re: Looking for Rigglesford Family Name

Posted: 1193363588000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Rigglesford
6786-24 (Brant Co) Andrew Carnegie TAYLOR, 20, yeoman, Ponoka Albert, RR #3 Cainsville, s/o George Henry TAYLOR (b. England) & Elizabeth Rebecca FRASER, married Lily Margaret RIGGLESFORD, 18, domestic, Ore England, RR #3 Cainsville, d/o James Henry RIGGLESFORD (b. England) & Ellen BLACKMAN, witn: James Henry RIGGLESFORD of Branchton & George Henry TAYLOR of Cainsville, 28 Aug 1924 at Cainsville

Re: Looking for Rigglesford Family Name

Posted: 1193412457000
Classification: Query
Thank you for this valued information. This assists in filling in some additional blanks in the family name history. Very much appreciated.

Re: Looking for Rigglesford Family Name

Posted: 1193412550000
Classification: Query
I think I found the Rigglesford family in the UK (not researching or related just doing lookups). Don't know if you wanted this type of information or if you only wanted Canada Records.
There is an Ellen Blackman in the 1901 UK Census living in Ore, Sussex, born 1878. If you like I can get that information for you also.
Hope this helps,

Possible match from UK records at

1901 UK Census, St Helen, Ore, Hastings, Sussex, England
83 Millward Terrace
John Rigglesford, Head, Married, 52, General Labourer, Own Account, Brightling, Sussex
Phillidalphia Rigglesford, Wife, Married, 54, Waldron, Sussex
James Henry Rigglesford, Son, 22, Bricklayers S Nourer?, Worker, Ore, Sussex

1891 UK Census, Ore Christchurch, Sussex, Hastings, England
200 Millward Terrace
John Rigglesford, Head, Married, 42, General Labourer, Sussex, Brightling
Philadelphia Rigglesford, Wife, Married, 43, Sussex, Waldron
James Rigglesford, Son, 12, House Boy Domestic, Sussex, Ore
Lily Rigglesford, Daughter, 9, Scholar, Sussex, Ore
John Rigglesford, Son, 8, Scholar, Sussex, Ore

1881 UK Census, Ore, Hastings, Sussex, England
Middle Rd Coast Cotts
John Rigglesford, Head, Married, 31, Wood Merchant, Sussex, Brightling
Philadelphia, Wife, Married, 34, Sussex, Waldron
William Woodgate, Son in Law? (probably brother in law but definitely states son in law), 12, Scholar, Sussex, Ore
Rose Rigglesford, Daughter, 5, Scholar, Sussex, Ore
James Rigglesford, Son, 2, Sussex, Ore
Henry Kemp, Lodger, Widow, 64, General Laborer, Sussex, Fairlight

1871 UK Census, Ore, Hastings, Sussex, England
Fairlight Down
Mary Rigglesford, Head, Widow, 58, Labourer’s Wife, Sussex, Brightling
John Rigglesford, Son, 22, Agr Labourer, Sussex, Brightling

1861 UK Census, Brightling, Battle, Sussex, England
Down House
Robert Riglesford, Head, Married, 51, Ag Labourer, Susses, Mountfield
Mary Riglesford, Wife, Married, 50, Sussex, Brightling
George Riglesford, Son, 17, Ag Labourer, Sussex, Brightling
John Riglesford, 12, Ag Labourer, Sussex, Brightling
?anny Riglesford, Daughter, 5, Sussex, Brightling

1851 UK Census, Brightling, Battle, Bexhill, East Sussex, England
Bowdens Larg Cottage
Robert Riglesford, Head, Married, 40, Ag Labourer, Sussex, Mountfield
Mary Riglesford, Wife, Married, 37, Ag Labourer’s Wife, Sussex, Brightling
Mary Ann Riglesford, Daughter, 16, Sussex, Brightling
James Riglesford, Son, 12, Sussex, Brightling
William Riglesford, Son, 11, Sussex, Brightling
George Riglesford, Son, 7, Sussex, Brightling
Harriet Riglesford, Daughter, 5, Sussex, Brightling
John Riglesford, Son, 2, Sussex, Brightling

1841 UK Census, Brightling, Netherfield, Battle, Sussex, England
Bowdens Wood
Robert Rigglesford, 31, Ag Labourer
Mary Rigglesford, 28
Mary Rigglesford, 6
Thomas Rigglesford, 4
James Rigglesford, 2
John Rigglesford, 75, Ag Labourer
All born in Sussex

From FreeBMD Website
Marriages Sep 1874
Rigglesford, John
Woodgate, Philadelphia
Hastings, Vol 2b, Page 51

Ontario Death Records, Wentworth
Registration # 037915
Ellen Elizabeth Rigglesford
Place of Death: Conc 2, Lot ?, Beverly Township, Wentworth
Residence: Tryo, Ontario
Female, English, Single
Born: EnglandDate of Birth: 26 April 1912
Age: 18 Years, 3 Months, 3 Days
Occ: Housework
Place of Death: 1 Year, In Province: 10 Years; In Canada 10 Years
Father: Ja? Rigglesford, Born England
Mother: Ellen Blackman, Born England
Informant: Mrs. Ellen Riggleford, Troy, Mother
Burial: Troy on 10 Aug 1930
Date of Death: 8 August 1930
Cause: Shock following Childbirth, 2 Days

Ontario Death Records, Wentworth
Registration # 037914
Beverly Township, Wentworth
Baby Not Named Rigglesford
Residence: Troy
Male, English, Infant
Birthplace: Ontario
Date of Birth: 6 Aug 1930
Father: Do not know
Mother: Ellen Rigglesford, Born England
Informant: Mrs. Rigglesford, Troy, Grandmother
Place of Burial: Troy on 7 Aug 1930
Died: 6 Aug 1930
Cause: Stillborn

Re: Looking for Rigglesford Family Name

Posted: 1193426988000
Classification: Query
Any and all information that you would be willing to provide would be much appreciated and of valued assistance. the Rigglesfords I seek are originally from England, and all that has ever been mentioned is Hastings, Sussex area. I am unfamiliar with the County's etc. there so I do not know if Ore is near Hastings or not. Again thank you for any and all information that you are able to provide.

Re: Looking for Rigglesford Family Name

Posted: 1193428377000
Classification: Query
I was just reading about Hastings and Ore on the Genuki website
Ore is 1.2 miles from Hastings
It also states Ore is an adjoining parish

Re: Looking for Rigglesford Family Name

Posted: 1193436173000
Classification: Query
This is an Ellen Blackman in the 1901 UK Census. I don't know if it is the Ellen Blackman you are looking for. If you have the marriage certificate of James Henry Rigglesford and Ellen Blackman it would give the names of their fathers. You may want to hang onto this for future use.

1901 UK Census, St Helen, Ore, Hastings, Sussex, England
24 Church Street
William J. Blackman, Head, Married, 55, House Painter, Sussex, Hastings
Prissella Blackman, Wife, Married, 54, Sussex, Hastings
Thomas Blackman, Son, 27, Wood Dealer, Sussex, Hastings
Henry Blackman, Son, 25, Bricklayer, Sussex, Hastings
Ellen Blackman, Daughter, 23, Sussex, Hastings
James Blackman, Son, 21, Sussex, Hastings
Faber A. Blackman, Daughter, 16, Sussex, Hastings
John Blackman, Son, 14, Sussex, Hastings
Bill Blackman, Son, 12, Sussex, Hastings
Alfred Roberts, Boarder, 18, Sussex, Hastings
Margret Tollett, Grand-Daughter, 10, Sussex, Hastings
George Twaine, Boarder, 10, Sussex, Hastings

Civil parish: St Helen
Ecclesiastical Parish: Ore Christchurch
County/Island: Sussex
Country: England
Registration District: Hastings
Sub-registration District: Ore

Re: Looking for Rigglesford Family Name

Posted: 1193498556000
Classification: Query
Ellen Blackman's age would be about right...... she actually married James Henry Rigglesford in 1901. Unfortunately I have not been able to obtain dates of birth for him or her so have no certificates..... but she would be in her 20's at that time as she passed away in 1962 and was 83 or 84 at that time I believe. Thank you so much

Re: Looking for Rigglesford Family Name

Posted: 1193700871000
Classification: Query
Back in the 50's and 60's or family lived next door to a Rigglesford family in Brantford..

The childrens names were Jim, Kay and Priscilla... not sure of the parents as we just called them Mr. and Mrs. Rigglesford.

I think it might have been Jack ( John) and Cassie.

There house would have been 345 Dalhouise St.

Re: Looking for Rigglesford Family Name

Posted: 1193718902000
Classification: Query
John and Cassie were my Grandparents and Priscilla is my mother. Address was 349 Dalhousie Street. If you have any information on them from that time it would be greatly appreciated. I did not get much from my grandparents and my mother remembers very little. Thanks.
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