Person:Naomi Hardstaff (1)

Naomi Hardstaff
Facts and Events
Name Naomi Hardstaff
Gender Female
Christening[1] 31 Mar 1819 Quarrington, Lincolnshire, England
Marriage 19 Sep 1840 Heckington, Lincolnshire, EnglandSt Andrew
to Edward Turner
Census[2] 6 Jun 1841 Heckington, Lincolnshire, EnglandHeckington Fen
Death[3] 1850 Lincolnshire, EnglandSleaford Registration District
Burial[4] 29 Dec 1850 Heckington, Lincolnshire, England

Naomi Hardstaff was baptised on 31st March 1819 at Quarrington in Lincolnshire, daughter of Naomi Hardstaff, formerly Wimpress, and her husband William Hardstaff, a farmer. The family lived at Old Sleaford Lodge, a farm to the east of Quarrington in the neighbouring parish of Old Sleaford.

Naomi's next sighting is in 1840, when she married a farmer named Edward Turner at Heckington, a few miles east of Quarrington and Old Sleaford. Quite likely her parents had moved the family to Heckington before her marriage; in the 1841 census newly married Naomi was living next door to her parents at Heckington Fen.

Between 1840 and 1849 Naomi and Edward had six daughters at Heckington. None of the children would be baptised as babies, perhaps indicating non-conformist leanings.

Naomi died in 1850 aged 31 leaving Edward with the five girls to look after, aged from ten down to less than two when she died. Naomi was buried at Heckington on 29th December 1850. Edward outlived Naomi by nearly thirty years, but does not appear to have remarried.

  1. Baptisms register, in Church of England. Parish Church of Quarrington (Lincolnshire). Parish registers, 1558-1964. (Lincoln, England: Lincoln Archives Office, 1991), Primary quality.

    BAPTISMS solemnized in the Parish of Quarrington in the County of Lincoln in the Year 1819
    No. 83
    When Baptized: March 31st
    Child's Christian Name: Naomi Daughter of
    Parents Name - Christian: William and Naomi
    Parents Name - Surname: Hardstaff
    Abode: Old Sleaford Lodge
    Quality, Trade, or Profession: Farmer
    By whom the Ceremony was performed: R. Hervey

  2. General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) HO 107/1-1465 Census Returns: 1841 Census Schedules, Class HO107; Piece 619; Book 13; Folio 36 & 37; Pages 15 & 16, 6 Jun 1841, Primary quality.

    Address: Heckington Fen, Heckington, Lincolnshire
    William Hardstaff, male, 50 [1786-91], Farmer, born in county
    Naomi Hardstaff, female, 40 [1796-1801], born in county
    Mary Hardstaff, female, 20 [1816-21], born in county
    William Hardstaff, male, 20 [1816-21], born in county
    Joseph Hardstaff, male, 17 [1823/4], born in county
    Hephzibah Hardstaff, female, 10 [1830/1], born in county
    ~ next household~
    Edward Turner, male, 25 [1811-16], Farmer, born in county
    Naomi Turner, female, 20 [1816-21], Farmer, born in county
    Sarah Turner, female, 5 months [1840/1], born in county

  3. Deaths index, in General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration. (London: General Register Office), Primary quality.

    d. Naomi TURNER, December Quarter 1850, Sleaford Registration District, Vol. 14, page 350

  4. Burials register, in Church of England. Parish Church of Heckington (Lincolnshire). Parish registers, 1559-1968. (Lincoln, England: Lincoln Archives Office, 1993), Primary quality.

    BURIALS in the Parish of Heckington in the County of Lincoln in the Year 1850
    No. 1142
    Name: Emma wife of Edw[ar]d Turner
    Abode: Heckington
    When buried: Decem[ber] 29th
    Age: 31 [1818/9]
    By whom the Ceremony was performed: C. De la Cour, Vicar