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Would anyone have anything on the occupiers of Rodney Farm Loxley prior to 1901. Thomas Hague was a farmer there from 1901 until his death in 1925. But prior to 1901 Thomas Hague (born 1855) was originally a forger/Blacksmith who went to Syracuse New York State with wife Clara ( Rushby) and family in 1887 to work in the Syracuse Steel Works only to return to Loxley by the 1891 census still as a forger. He then seemed to take over the running of Rodney Farm....wondering if Rodney Farm was a Hague farm and the possible reason he returned for USA
James Buckley from about 1880. The farm was obtained for an expelled Russian Jewess Mrs Hosea Millar by her brother-in-law, but in February 1892 she was prosecuted for selling deficient milk.Then Albert Schofield ran it after about 1896 until he retired in 1903.
Thanks for that, blown my theory though!!!
June 20 1896 advertisements Sheffield Daily Telegraph:
Wanted, a girl, about 17. – Apply Mrs Schofield, Rodney Farm, Loxley.
June 27 1896
Wanted a Youth, able to milk. – Apply A.E. Schofield, Rodney Farm, Loxley, near Sheffield.
Some other Rodney Farm staff advertising later in the year, but no contact name attached.
Mrs Schofield, Rodney Farm, Loxley, near Sheffield, was seeking a General Servant, about 18, in December 1896.
Albert Edw Schofield, farmer, 37; wife Ruth, 37; and 4 children are at Rodney Farm in the 1901 census.
They were at 21 Ellenboro Road, Hillsborough (blacksmith) in 1911.
In October 1903 “live and dead farming stock” was advertised “the property of Mr Albert E Schofield, who is giving up farming.” "Rodney Farm, Loxley" was the heading.
So it's possible Thomas Hague purchased it around 1903. Thanks for updates
Just to clarify, it was Schofield's livestock and equipment that was for sale. Not the property.
"wondering if Rodney Farm was a Hague farm"
You have seen this about Ethel nee Hague, originally from Rodney Farm, Loxley.