Re: Hazelgrove/Hezelgrave Leeds.
Richard Birch married Harriett Hazelgrave at St Edmunds Chruch Leeds 5.02.1910. He was 38 she was 25. Harriett had two sons, Richard B 1907 and John B 1909 (Killed in action 21.12.1940)before she married Richard. She lived with two aunts who didn't like Richard and wouldn't let them meet, however Harriett used to escape through the coal hatch to meet him. When she was pregnant with my father William they relented and let them marry. Dad was born 21.04.1910, they then had Emily, Emma, Isabella (who was a twin Harriett took her in bed one night and rolled over onto her, smothering her)I am trying to find her name)Violet B July 1925 and died 19.04.2003, Wilfred and James. Richard the father died in 1929 from TB caught whilst serving in India, Harriett died 1936/7. Richard the eldest son did not want the responsibilty of the family and along with his aunts wanted to put them in a childrens home. My mother who was engaged to dad at the time refused to let this happen and moved into the family home to bring up the children, Dad was abroad at this time. When he came home on leave they were married. So far I have found Harriett having a brother George William and two sisters Mary and Emily. I have also found a few of the Learoyds if you want this information. Any help with Alfreds family would be appreciated.