The Hissem-Montague Family
Heesom's in Canada
Two members of the Heesom families of Northern England came to Canada. The first I show was Bruce Heesom who, per his obituary, was the son of the Arthur James Heesom who died in 1995. The Second was Roy K. J. Heesom, the son of Edward Heesom, also of Warrington. Their lines join at (22) William Heesham (c1757)(29) Bruce David James Heesom (1946)
Bruce David Heesom, the son of James Arthur Heesom and Barbara Joan Robinson, was born on 11 April 1946 in Newton by Daresbury, Cheshire. Newton by Daresbury is a township in Daresbury chapelry of Runcorn parish, Bucklow Hundred. It is a few miles south of Warrington.
"As a child Bruce lived with his parents & brother Peter at 375 Manor Road, Brimington Common, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. He attended Calow Church of England Junior School. In 1957 he attended Bolsover Boys School in Bolsover, Derbyshire."He married Linda Ball, the daugther of Thomas Frederick Bull and Doris Ethel Taylor of Sheffield, on 21 September 1968 in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. Linda was born on 1 August 1949 in Sheffield.
"After marrying Linda in 1968 they set up home a few miles away at 2 Clumber Place, Inkersal Green, Stavely, Derbyshire. It was there that their sons Simon James & Richard David were born."
Bruce and Linda emigrated to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1977. He later moved to Mississauga, Ontario, then Edmonton, Alberta, and finally to Calgary, Alberta. A family researcher. His son, Richard, shared the following obituaries.
"Heesom, Bruce David James passed away suddenly November 21, 2006 at the age of 60. Predeceased by father Arthur James in 1995 and brother Gerald Anthony Peter September 26, 2006. Survived by his loving family, wife of 38 years, Linda; mother Joan (Tony) Henshaw; sons Simon and Richard (Thea); daughter Kimberley (Reid) Hosking; granddaughter Alexis Jade; cousins Andrew Thomason and wife Kay Dolby in Chesterfield, England; also many family and friends in Canada and the UK."His wife was Linda Ball Heesom, who died on 4 November 2013.
"With great sadness, we announce the passing of Linda Heesom at the Southwood Hospice on Monday, November 4, 2013 at the age of 64 years. She will be lovingly remembered by her three children: Simon Heesom, Richard (Thea) Heesom, and Kimberley (Reid) Hosking; her two grandchildren, Alexis Jade and Sydney Nicole; and her family in England. She was predeceased by her husband Bruce in November, 2006; her father Tomas Ball in 2011 and her mother Doris in 1981. Born in Sheffield, England, August 1, 1949, Linda moved to Canada in 1977 with her husband and two children. She spent most of her working career as a medical receptionist and was an avid knitter and church member."His children were,
He was born on 2 March 1971 in Inkersal Green, Stavely, Derbyshire, England, the son of Bruce David James Heesom and Linda Ball.(30) Richard David Heesom (1972)
Richard David Heesom, the son of Bruce David Heesom and Linda Ball, was born on 19 April 1972 in Inkersal Green, Stavely, Derbyshire, England. He emigrated to Canada with his parents in 1977. He married Thea Amber Repka, the daughter of Larry Repka and Karen Toma, on 3 March 2003 in Edmonton, Alberta. She was born on 7 November 1974, of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
"We now have two daughters Alexis Jade Heesom 12/28/2004 and Sydney Nicole Heesom 08/23/2007." - Richard Heesom(31) Alexis Jade Heesom (2004)
The daughter of Richard David Heesom and Thea Amber Repka, was born on 28 December 2004 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.(31) Sydney Nicole Heesom (2007)
Sydney Nicole Heesom was born on 23 August 2007.(30) Kimberley Michelle Heesom (1980)
She was born on 10 May 1980 in Regina, Saskatchewan. Her husband's name is Reid
Of Beaverton, Canada. He was born in 1st Qtr 1951 in Warrington, Lancashire. Roy K. J. Heesom married Jayne M. Bibby in 3rd Qtr 1976 in Warrington, Lancashire.
His children are,
(28) Alison Jayne Heesom (1980)
(28) John Edward Heesom (1983)
Of Beaverton, Canada. She was born in 3rd Qtr 1980 in Warrington. I recently got an email from Alison letting me know that John was her brother, and that Roy and Jayne were her parents. She emigrated to Canada in 1991. There was a grandfather, Edward, who also had a brother, Albert.
She owns a "olde english bulldogge." Ain't the internet great!(28) John Edward Heesom (1983)
Of Beaverton, Ontario, Canada. He was born in 4th Qtr 1983 in Warrington, Lancashire. I have a J. Heesom of Beaverton who is an emigrant, I suspect from England. Alison Heesom writes,
"If you would like to you can also add my brother's sons to the history . . ."(29) David Heesom (2007), born in Newmarket, ON in September 2007
I got the following from a relative in Canada. However, I no longer think the Haysom family is related to mine, based on Y-DNA testing. The Hissem/Heesom family is G2a, while the Haysom's, at least those of Swanage, Dorset, are R1b.
My name is John Haysom. I was born in Portsmouth UK in 1938. I read your family tree research with interest. My Grandfather George, was born in Portsea in 1884 and his father, also George was born there in 1853. That's as far back as I can go. Can you help?
Looking forward to hearing from you.John.
John & Barbara Haysom
Nova Scotia, Canada, B4B 1K1"
Here's what I have after some checking back with John.(24) ??? Haysom (c1825)
Perhaps the son, or grandson, of (22) Henry Pike Haysham (1774), who was born in Swanage and moved to Portsea around 1800. Interestingly, in Dorset his name was spelled Haysham, but in Portsea it was Haysom. Was this simply the clerk using the "usual" spelling?
One of Henry Pike's sons, George Howard, emigrated to America, but he had two others, William (1800) and Henry (1804). William moved to London around 1830, so he's probably out. Henry, I know nothing about.(25) George Haysom (1853)
A cabinet maker, born in Portsea. In the census of 1881 [this was the only family of this name or anything like it, that were living in Portsea at this time] he was 27 years old, living at No. 45 Havant street, Portsea. His wife was Louisa, age 24, from Ryde, Isle of Wight, Hampshire. John Haysom remembers his grandfather, George Jr., thinking his mother was born in 1853 and resided in St. Georges Square, Portsea. He said her maiden name was Louisa Jane Morey. He said his father was from Britain Street, Portsea, which is just around the corner from St. Georges Sq.
Their children were Georgina, 3, and Lilian A., 8 months. Three years later a son, George, was born.(26) Georgina Haysom (1878)
(26) Lilian Haysom (1871)
(26) George Haysom Jr. (1884) (25) George Haysom (1853)
The son of George. He was born on 16 June 1884 in Portsea. He married Blanch Gertrude French in about 1910. She was born on 9 January 1884 in Portsea. George died in 1981 in Portsmouth.
There was a George Haysom (1820), age 44, who worked at [or was in] the Kew Lunatic Asylum in 1861. There was also a George Haysom, CC, who lived on Fenchurch street in London in 1908. I don't know where these fit, but here will be good for now.
Author : [City of London] Ornate Invitation Card Title : Banquet at the Guildhall , 1916 Description : [City of London] Ornamental Invitation Card (1916). Invitation to the Banquet at the Guildhall on Thursday November 9th, 1916, Colonel The Right Honorable Sir William Henry Dunn, Kt., Lord Mayor, Major Louis Arthur Newton, C.C. and George Haysom, Esq., C.C., Sheriffs.(27) Cyril George Haysom (1912)
"Guildhall Library Committee, 1908. The Rt. Hon. Sir John Charles Bell, Bart., Lord Mayor Mr. George Haysom (Chairman) - from "The Aldermen of the City of London, Temp. Henry III.-1908: With Notes on the Parliamentary..." by Alfred B. (Alfred Beaven) Beaven
"London: City. - At a dinner of the Library Committee of the City Corporation, held on March 30th, in the art gallery of the Guildhall, the chairman, Mr. George Haysom, stated that the Guildhall Library contained 135,000 volumes and pamphlets, and nearly 6,000 manuscripts, most of them of great value." - from "Library World"
He was born on 14 Junae 1912 in Portsmouth. He married Mabel Florence Bolt. She was born in September 1910. He died in 1977 in Chorleywood.(27) Unknown Haysom (c1913)
(28) John Haysom (1938)
The grandson of George Jr.John also wrote:
"Some 25 years ago, when we were visiting Langton Maltravers in Dorset we spoke to a Walter Haysom - a marvellous old man who was a retired stonemason (we also met his son Trevor, who still operated the quarry). He incidentally was responsible for much of the restoration of the Temple Church in London. By coincidence, he was an amateur geneologist and had a mind-boggling library, which went back to the Rolls of King Henry. Anyway he seemed to think that my branch of the family descended from one of five or six brothers who lived in the Swanage area [probably right]. That one had travelled across the water to Portsea (presumably). And that's about all I know. Walter Haysom sent us to the Dorchester Records Office or Library (I can't remember which). It was there that we uncovered an amazing family tree, researched and produced by a Robert Mansfield Haysom. It began with "John Haysom of Wooland and Ibberton, Co. Dorset. Custodian of the Church Plate 1552 ". It included Sir William Rose Mansfield, GCB, GCSI, DCL, Ist. Lord Sandhurst and later Lady Victoria Alexandrina Spencer, daughter of the 4th. Earl Spencer, marr. 1881. She died 1906. (The current Lord Spencer is of course Princess Diana's brother.). It appears that there were quite a number of Haysoms living in Ringwood, Hampshire in the 17-1800s. I was unable to establish any link between ourselves and this family tree - which is a pity because we might well be related to the future King of England!
Well Steve, that's about that! If you are able to find out anything more about our tree, I would really like to hear from you."