The Lyons Family

The Heywood Family
20 November 2007, 8:49 pm
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The Heywood family originally lived in Heywood, England. In the eleventh century, Peter of Heywood resided in the village of that name. In 1286 land was granted to Peter of Heywood by Adam of Bury. The Heywoods of Heywood Hall retained their connection with the Heywood district for some six centuries, until they sold the estate. The present hall, which was built in 1611, is now owned by the town of Heywood.

JOHN HEYWOOD, born 1772, was a manufacturer of cotton goods, at Heywood, England. He established the first Sunday School in that town. He married Jane (surname unknown). She was born in 1785. John Heywood died in 1854, at 82 years. His wife, Jane, died in 1857. One of the children of John and Jane Heywood was Thomas Heywood.

THOMAS HEYWOOD was born in Heywood, England, in 1820. H& was a choirmaster in England. He also wrote lyrics and music. He was also a carpenter. In 1846 he married Annie Wrigley, daughter of Edmund Wrigley and Ann Howarth. They remained in England for almost eleven years, then migrated from that country to America, settling at Wyoming, Stark County, Illinois, where he continued to engage in music and carpentry. In 1863, they moved to a farm in Penn Township of that county. He died there in 1868, at age 48. His wife remained on the farm until 1881, when she returned to Wyoming to live. She died in 1886.
Thomas and Annie Heywood had seven children:

  1. Jennie Heywood, who married B. F. Rockhold.
  2. Edward Heywood, who died at 22 years of age.
  3. Emma Heywood, who married W. M. Pilgrim of Bradford, Illinois.
  4. Thomas Heywood, Jr. of Penn Township, Illinois.
  5. SARAH ALICE HEYWOOD, born on May 5, 1856, in Heywood, England.   She married George E. Scott of Penn Township.   (See Scott Family for children of George and Alice Scott.)
  6. Annie M. Heywood, wife of Judson House, Bradford, Illinois.
  7. Mary E.  Heywood, who married H. D. D.  Martin, Wyoming, Illinois.

The Heywood family thus merged with the Scott family.