This blogpost is about the parents of Hannah Dobby who was married to John Buckle in 1811.

My 4X Great Grandfather, John Dobby 1757 – 1833

John Dobby was born in Well, North Yorkshire in 1757. He was baptised at St Michael’s church, Well on 24th April 1757. John’s father was Thomas Dobby.

John Dobby was married to Hannah Heslop on 2nd June 1784 at the same church.

John died in 1833 and was buried in St Michael’s churchyard, Well on 9th September.

My 4X Great Grandmother, Hannah Heslop 1768 – 1806

Hannah Heslop was born in Well, North Yorkshire in 1768. She was baptised at St Michael’s church, Well on 3rd July 1768. Hannah’s father was Matthew Heslop.

She was married to John Dobby on 2nd June 1784 at the parish church, Well.

Hannah died in 1806 and was buried in St Michael’s churchyard, Well on 27th October.

John and Hannah both lived all their lives in Well, North Yorkshire.

There’s historical information about Well, North Yorkshire on the Genuki website.

Thomas Dobby 1731 – 1789

I think there’s a high degree of probability that these records for Thomas Dobby are the right ones for John’s father and my 5X Great Grandfather.

Born in Well, North Yorkshire and baptised at St Michael’s church on 1st April 1731.

Married to Jane Hog in St Michael’s church, Well on 24th April 1757.

Died in Well in 1789 and buried in St Michael’s churchyard, Well on 2nd June 1789.

I haven’t been able to find any information about Thomas’ wife, Jane Hog.

Matthew Heslop

I haven’t found much information about Hannah Heslop’s father, Matthew Heslop. There’s a marriage record for 1747 but that’s quite a gap before Hannah’s birth. If this is a correct record, her mother was Jane Tindale from Pickhill but I think it’s too tenuous to attach the information to the family tree.

That’s the end of the line as far as the Dobby’s are concerned.

My 3X Great Grandmother, Hannah Dobby, married John Buckle in St Michael’s parish church, Well on 25th November 1811. Their first child, William Buckle, was born in 1813.