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Hebden Black Hen: A hardy, docile and adaptable breed, laying dark brown eggs in strong shells.

Bryan Nightingale Hebden (left), Joiner and Carpenter (F45/8), born in Filey in 1847. His mother, Susan Nightingale, (G48/8) was a cousin of Florence Nightingale. In 1871 he married Elizabeth Ann Goodrum 1856-1892, and they raised a family of 10 children. He married his second wife Christiana Heaton in 1902. The family emigrated to Edmonton (Canada) around 1905. Bryan Nightingale Hebden died sometime after 1914.           (Picture courtesy of Jean Green)















(Above) Sarah Eliza Duerden, (D13/27) born 6th April 1872 in Burnley, Lancashire. She married Harry Hebden (D12/27) in April 1908.

She is seen here in a "Carte-de-Visite" image around 1900 - 1902. The thin paper photographic image is pasted onto a thick black cardboard mount with rounded corners and a plain back. The photographer "Hartley of Westgate Burnley" is embossed in gold at the bottom of the card. These cards were enormously popular from the 1870's until the start of the The Great War.     (Picture: Author's Collection)

(Below) Edward Hopper Hebden (1794 - 1880) (F25/8), was a man of considerable wealth and power. Born in Scarborough, he married into the local Tindall family , and became Mayor of Scarborough in 1851. His wife Mary Tindall, died in 1861. They had 10 Children. (Picture courtesy David Hebden)
  (Right) George Chappel Hebdon,  1881 - 1941. (E95/16) George was born in Luddington, Lincolnshire in 1881, the son of Isaac Hebdon and Eliza Chappell (Two LL's) He was the 9th of 11 children. He is seen here with his wife Edith May (Watson) (E96/16) whom he married in 1901 in Goole. With them are two of their ten children, Edith May (D113/16) and Ernest Hebdon (D109/16).  George was a Keel Boatman, working on the sailing barges that plied the Humber Estuary and the busy waterways round Grimsby, Hull and Goole. He was drowned in April 1941, when he fell into the Aire and Calder Canal basin at Wakefield during the blackout. His wife Edith died in 1972. Of the five surviving children, Ernest married and died in 2007. Edith May married and had two daughters of her own.

This formal studio portrait was taken around 1928 just before the family moved from Goole to Bingley. Note the resemblance of George to Bryan Nightingale Hebden at the top of the page, and the currently fashionable "Mary Jane" shoes!

Picture by courtesy of Kathleen Hebdon









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