James Hemingway

Male 1834 - 1879  (45 years)


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  • Name James Hemingway 
    Born 12 Mar 1834  Birmingham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 22 Sep 1879  Foden Bank, Sutton, Macclesfield Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Sutton Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I44  Main West Riding Hemingway Tree
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2016 

    Father James Hemingway,   c. 21 Feb 1802, Dewsbury All Saints Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1854, Cardiff Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Mother Hannah Crawshaw,   c. 2 Aug 1797, Dewsbury Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1874, Cardiff Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married 2 Dec 1824  Dewsbury All Saints Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary McGregor,   b. 1840, Denny Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1924, Bristol Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 9 Nov 1859  Leckwith PC, Nr Cardiff Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Charles Robert Hemingway, OBE JP,   b. 29 Sep 1860, Roath Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1947, Ards Place, Aberlady Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. Edith Hemingway,   b. 26 Dec 1861, Altrincham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1942, Yew Tree Cottage, Amberley, Glouc Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     3. Caroline Elizabeth Hemingway,   b. 5 Apr 1863, Peel Terr, Hale Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1863, Hale Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Elizabeth Hemingway,   b. 4 May 1864, Peal Causeway, Hale Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1957  (Age 92 years)
     5. James Angus Hemingway,   b. 6 Jul 1866, Peal Causeway, Hale Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1942, The Old Rectory Cromwell Newark Notts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     6. (Still Born Dau) Hemingway,   b. Mar 1868,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Philip Crawshaw Hemingway,   b. 30 Mar 1869, Macclesfield Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1944, Thurgoland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     8. Francis Herbert Hemingway,   b. 2 Apr 1870, Macclesfield Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1955, Boscombe, Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     9. Allan Scott Hemingway,   b. 25 Feb 1871, Macclesfield Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1946, 2 Glebe House, Cross Lanes, Guildford Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     10. George Edward Hemingway,   b. 29 Jan 1872, Foden Bank, Sutton, Macclesfield Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1907, Rangoon, Burma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
     11. William McGregor Hemingway,   b. 12 Nov 1873, Foden Bank, Sutton, Macclesfield Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1967, Paignton, Devon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     12. Frederick Ricketts Hemingway,   b. 10 Jan 1875, Macclesfield Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1922, Bournemouth Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     13. Henry Edmund Hemingway,   b. 11 Dec 1876, Macclesfield Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1917, Villa La Petite, Hyeres, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     14. Ralph Eustace Hemingway,   b. 15 Dec 1877, Foden Bank, Sutton, Macclesfield Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1915, Hohenzollern Redoubt, Vermelles, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
    Last Modified 4 Feb 2013 
    Family ID F13  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • 30 March 1851, Plucca Lane, Cardiff, 16 9 Nov 1859, Tolworth House, Roath
      9 Nov 1859, Roath
      30 Mar 1861, Peelcauseway, Hale, Cheshire, 26
      2 April 1871, Foden Bank House, Sutton, Macclesfield, 36

      Named in Uncle Joseph Benjamin's will Wales 1856

      Will proved and reproved 1879 and 1881

      From http://www.steamindex.com/backtrak/bt20.htm:

      James Hemingway II was born in Tamworth and was apprenticed to Rennie, Logan & Thomson under Robert Matthews. He married Mary MacGregor in November 1859. They had eight sons, six of whom survived, including Charles Robert Hemingway who was born in Cardiff in 1860. He was educated at the King's School in Macclesfield until 1874 and then worked for Logan & Hemingway on the Macclesfield, Bollington & Marple Railway which began the firm's association with the MSLR. Charles' father died in September 1879. Charles Hemingway worked under his uncle, William MacGregor, gaining experience on the Welham branch of the Tilton & Market Harborough line. This line was the subject of a serious legal dispute with the Midland Railway and Charles worked closely with the company's solicitors in its London office. He married Mary Elizabeth MacGregor with whom they had nine children. From 1882 Charles Hemingway was in effect in control of the company's operations. In 1888 the company won the contract to build the Chester & Connah's Quay Railway, but to the annoyance of Edward Watkin the bridge across the Dee was not ready in time to convey Gladstone to the Paris Exhibition, but Logan & Hemingway came to the rescue with a temporary crossing. As noted in earlier articles the firm did a considerable amount of work on the MSLR's London Extension, including Nottingham Victoria station. Later work included the Wath Concentration Yard. Hugh Logan joined the firm in 1906. The Sleaford to Cranwell Railway was constructed for the Admiralty during WW1.. Charles Hemingway became a widower in 1909, but married Jessie Kennedy from Kilmarnock in 1915. Logan became ill whilst constructing the Frome Cut-off for the GWR and retired in 1933. Due to the lack of work the firm was closed in 1935 and Charles Hemingway retired to Aberlady. He died in 1947. James Angus Hemingway was born in Cardiff in 1866 and was educated at Uppingham. After a time in Australia where he married Sarah Amy Harding he returned to the UK in 1888 and joined Logan & Hemingway. He was associated with the conversion of the Frodigham Viaduct into an embankment and with extensions to the John Brown Steelworks in Sheffield. He retired to Cromwell, north of Newark and died in 1942. There are briefer biographies of Charles' brother Philip Crawshaw born in 1878 who was educated at Uppingham, worked for the firm, but appears to have been injured severely during WW1 and retired to Aberlady in 1920. Charles Robert Hemingway, Junior, was educated at Loretto School, studied at Oxford and worked for the firm under Edward Dale, but left the firm shortly before its demise. Guy Yeoman Hemingway (includes portrait of when about 25), son of James Angus Hemingway, was educated at Repton and Oxford (Hertford College), but joined Logan & Hemingway in 1927 and remained with it until its demise. His subsequent work was varied. Following retirement he lived in his father's house at Cromwell. He died on 16 April 1986. He was a lively model maker and interested in the history of transport