Rangeley Family Tree
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Father George RANGELEY
Mother Martha HADFIELD
Born 1787
Christened 02 September 1787 St Matthew's Church Hayfield Derbys
Died 1833 School Place Wesley Street Stockport Ches
Buried 12 April 1833 Wesleyan Methodist Edgeley Stockport Ches
Marriage Sarah MACOMB 05 March 1810 All Saints Church Glossop Derbys
Child Moses RANGELEY (1810 - 1841)
Child Sabina RANGELEY (1814 - 1884)
Child Elizabeth RANGELEY (1817 - ?)
Child Samuel RANGELEY (1820 - ?)
Child George RANGELEY (1822 - 1866)
Child Sarah RANGELEY (1826 - 1826)
Marriage Mary WILLIAMSON 23 July 1827 St Mary's Church Stockport Ches
Child Ann RANGELEY (1828 - 1912)
Child Mary RANGELEY (1831 - 1839)
Child Reuben Jeremiah RANGELEY (1832 - 1835)
Occupation (with source date)Cotton Spinner (1820)
Rent Collector (1833)
Address (with source date)Phoside Hayfield Derbyshire (1820)
Lower Millgate Stockport Cheshire (1833)


Will (registered at Cheshire):
RANGELEY Reuben, Stockport, Lower Millgate, Cotton Spinner 1833 (Admon).

The Times, 16 April 1833:
"On Thursday an inquest was held at the Jolly Hatters in the Hillgate, Stockport, before John Hollins, Esq. coroner, touching the death of Reuben Rangeley, a quiet and inoffensive man, who met his death under the following circumstances, as they transpired in the evidence:- The deceased was the collector of rents at School-place, Wesley-street, Hillgate, and in consequence of an affray or riot amongst some of the tenants on Monday evening, between 7 and 8 o'clock, he was sent for and, in order to restore peace, threatened to send for the police officers and convey one of the belligerents, Amy Shawcross, to the New Bailey, the others having retired to their houses. This threat so exasperated the termagant that she declared, 'that if he dared to follow her she would cleave his skull with the poker.' Rangeley followed her for the purpose of pacifying her, when, on reaching the passage door leading to her house, she called to her children to bring her the poker saying 'she would knock his brains out,' at the same time desiring the children to shout murder. Having possessed herself of the poker, in another instant her victim was at her feet, and the son of Rangeley, and man of the name of Brown, were immediately called to by her 'to take up the Methody devil, and see what he would do then.' On raising Rangeley from the floor he was found to be quite dead, and in a few minutes he was carried home. Upon examination of the body by Mr. John Rayner, surgeon, not the least mark of external violence was to be found; but, according to the opinion of that gentleman, a concussion of the brain had caused his death, arising either from the blow or the fall Verdict "Manslaughter;" and she was committed to Chester Castle for trial. On former occasions the conduct of this woman has been outrageous in the extreme towards the deceased, having frequently threatened him with violence when collecting her rent. Macclesfield Courier."