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
(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