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Mary (Yates) Belfield (abt. 1751 - bef. 1805)

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Mary Belfield formerly Yates
Born about in Staffordshire, Englandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 12 Feb 1776 in Alstonfield, Staffordshire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died before in Longnor, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdommap
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Profile last modified 22 Feb 2020
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Mary was born about 1751, estimated from marriage.

She married Joseph Belfield at Alstonfield on 12 February 1776. Marriage by banns, both of that parish, both marked. Witnesses Thomas Millward and John Gilbert.[1]

They lived at Sheen, a few miles away, after their marriage, and their first two children were born there. By 1783 they had four children and were living at Leekfrith where their youngest child Jeremiah was born. But they fell on hard times and a Poor Law removal order was made on 27 June 1783 to return them to Fawfieldhead, the township where Joseph had been born. The children were named on the order as Isaac, Joseph, Samuel, and Jeremiah.[2]

Mary died in 1805 and was buried at Longnor on 18 August 1805, "Mary Belfield, Shawfield".[3]


  1. "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 16 March 2018), Joseph Belfeild and Mary Yates, 1776.
  2. Poor Law removal: Staffordshire Record Office Alt Ref No Q/SB 1783 T/137-142 Title Removal orders Date 1783 Description Endorsed with result of appeal /142 Joseph Bellfield, wife Mary and four [named] children from Leekfrith to Fawfieldhead, 27 Jun 1783
  3. "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 11 December 2017), Mary Belfield, 18 Aug 1805; citing Burial, Longnor, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent Archive Service, Stafford; FHL microfilm 100,956,686.

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