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William Hebblethwaite
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 Biography
William, youngest son of Richard and Agnes Hebblethwaite, was born at Kilner Foot, Hutton Roof, near Kirkby Lonsdale, Cumbria, in 1842. He married Jane Ellen Hodgson at St John's Church, Hutton Roof, on 23 Dec 1880 - the first marriage in the new church. 

Eight of their nine children were born at Kilner Foot. The family then moved to Chapel-le-Dale, near Ingleton, and Pott Gill Holme, Garsdale, near Sedbergh. At this point, it would appear William's health failed, and he and Jane Ellen moved to De Vitre Street, Lancaster.

William died in 1915 and was buried at Hutton Roof.

 Spouse Details
Jane Ellen, the eldest child of Edward and Elizabeth Hodgson, was born at Hutton Roof in 1857. After William died, she ran a bakery in De Vitre Street, Lancaster, and also provided lodgings for actors at the nearby theatre. 
She died in 1954.

Hebblethwaite Family at Potgill Holme

The Hebblethwaite Family at Potgill Holme, Garsdale
Left to right: Mabel Alice, Aunt Jane Cooper, Florence Beatrice, William (father) with Robert on his knee, John Edward, Jane Ellen (mother), Clara Anne

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Name
Born
Married Died
Robert
1828
No information 1888
Thomas
1831
No information 1908
Jane
1833
John Cooper 1908
John
1835
Emma 1905
Agnes
1838
James Hodgson ?
Richard
1840
No information ?
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Little is known concerning William's brothers and sisters. Robert would appear to have moved to Liverpool, while Thomas went to Preston. Richard appears in the 1861 census as a farm servant at Pickle Hall, Hutton Roof, and later at Kilner Foot, still unmarried, in the 1881 census. After this, his fate is unknown.

In 1860, Jane married John Cooper, stonemason, who appears to have died shortly after, leaving her childless. She returned to Kilner Foot after his death and may have also moved with William and his family to Garsdale.

Details for John are unclear. He  married Emma in 1870 moved to Farrington, near Preston, and died in 1905. Emma died at Lostock Hall and is also buried at Farrington.

Agnes may have had an illigitimate son, Richard William, who was born in 1864. Tragically, he committed suicide at the age of 26 following a failed romance. Agnes may have then married James Hodgson and had a second child in 1870, Agnes, who died at the age of 11 months. Both children share the same grave in the churchyard at Hutton Roof. A haunting inscription on their stone reads:
                                   I am now as you must be,
                                  Prepare in time to follow me.
 

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