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Other notable bearers of the HARTLEY surname include:

Professor Sue HARTLEY BA [Oxford] DPhil [York] British Ecologist, University of Sussex.

2009 Christmas Lecturer Professor Sue HARTLEY is an Ecologist specialising in the study of plant-animal interactions. Her passion for science began with a childhood collection of animal skulls - kept in her bedroom and used to scare the odd elderly aunt. She did her first degree in biochemistry at the University of Oxford before deciding to move into ecology and apply her chemical knowledge to the study of plant defences against insect herbivores. This was the topic of her PhD and a personal fellowship at the University of York. She then moved to the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, near Aberdeen where her research focussed on the foraging behaviour of larger herbivores, red deer and sheep, and their impacts on moorland plant communities.
In 2001 Sue moved to the University of Sussex. Here her research group focuses on the mechanisms by which plant defences, particularly silica in grasses, affect herbivore performance, and on how plant responses to herbivores affect the other organisms which also attack plants, such as endophytic fungi and parasitic plants. She also works on plant-herbivore interactions overseas, with projects on over-grazing by camels and goats in the Sinai desert, and on the impacts of insect herbivory on tropical tree seedlings in Malaysian Borneo and in Uganda.
Sue has served as the Vice-President of the British Ecological Society and has worked as an advisor on the ecological impacts of genetically modified organisms for the European Commission and the European Food Safety Authority. Sue is Director of Research and Knowledge Exchange [Lifesci School]
In the 2009 Royal Institution Christmas Lectures, Professor Sue HARTLEY shows plants in a completely different light. She says plants are “complicated, cunning, beautiful and with plenty of tricks up their sleeve. And what’s more, we humans are dependent on them in ways you’d never imagine. As well as much of our food, our drugs, medicines and materials are all by-products of this epic 300 million year war. ” Lectures from 21-25 December, 7pm on More 4 TV Channel.

Steven HARTLEY [b. Shipley, West Yorkshire] British Actor [see HARTLEY Hall of Fame3.htm]

Best known for playing Superintendent Tom Chandler in The Bill [ITV] and Matthew Jackson in EastEnders [BBC] from 1987-1989. Steven trained at the London Academy of music and Dramatic Art [LAMDA]
He was an Amateur Boxer for York and Yorkshire in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and turned to Labouring jobs on a building site when acting jobs began to dry up in the 1990s. He was interviewed for the role of James Bond in 1985. He is also a committed marathon and half marathon runner with the TV Times Leukaemia Research team. In recent years Steven has become one of the most familiar voices on TV and Radio, voicing countless commercials, documentaries, movies and winning awards for audio books as well as being the station voice for the UK's largest commercial radio Station 'Talksport'.

The Taft-Hartley Act [ also known as the Labor-Management Relations Act ] was passed over the veto of Harry S. Truman on 23rd June, 1947. When it was passed by Congress Truman denounced it as a "slave-labor bill". 
The White House The act declared the closed shop illegal and permitted the union shop only after a vote of a majority of the employees. It also forbade jurisdictional strikes and secondary boycotts. Other aspects of the legislation included the right of employers to be exempted from bargaining with unions unless they wished to. 
The act forbade unions from contributing to political campaigns and required union leaders to affirm they were not supporters of the Communist Party. This aspect of the act was upheld by the Supreme Court on 8th May, 1950. 
The Taft-Hartley Act also established the National Labor Relations Board, a body that had the power to determine the issuance or prosecution of a complaint. Under the terms of the act the United States Attorney General had the power to obtain an 80 day injunction when a threatened or actual strike that he/she believed "imperiled the national health or safety". 

Walter S. HARTLEY [b. 21 February 1927) American Composer [see Walter's Website]


A Composer of contemporary [classical] music, Walter was born in Washington, D.C., began composing at age five and became seriously dedicated to it at sixteen. All his college degrees are from the Eastman School of Music of the University of Rochester. He received his Ph.D. in composition there in 1953. He married Sandra MOUNT in June 1960; they have two daughters and five grandchildren. Professor Emeritus of Music at the State University of New York at Fredonia in Fredonia, New York. He also taught piano, theory and composition at the National Music Camp [now Interlochen Arts Camp] in Interlochen, Michigan from 1956 to 1964.

William Henry HARTLEY [1857-1924 born Liverpool > Yorkshire] Sequah founded 1887 [to 1890's]

A Yorkshireman [possibly born in Liverpool], William Henry HARTLEY introduced Sequah Cures from his 1887 Sequah Medicine Company.
Sold at his travelling Medicine Shows, his products supposedly cured rheumatism and disorders of the stomach and liver by an alleged combination of botanic and mineral substances.Here's an Sequah’s Sequah’s Oil & Prairie Flower advertisement ...

Demand was so high, William recruited more ‘Sequahs’ to cover different areas of the world, including the West Indies, America, Canada, Spain, South Africa, India, the Low Counties, Burmah and Japan.. By late 1890 there were 23 Sequah salesmen and sales are thought to have been as high as £8,000 over one three week period. Sequah became a big brand name throughout the British Isles and across the world.

Selling Sequah products on Clapham Common, London [Wellcome Library]

However, in 1895, the company went bust, soon after the government had made selling the products illegal.


Sir William Pickles HARTLEY [1846-1922]

William Pickles Hartley William Pickles HARTLEY [photo: Nick Hartley] was one of England's famous sons - he set up factories for jam making and preserving, whose products grew to be world famous.
Born in Colne, Lancashire 23rd February 1846, Sir William Pickles HARTLEY is probably best remembered as the founder of the "Hartley's Jam" empire. The only surviving child of his parents, he was educated at the British School and the Grammar School, Colne. William left school at the age of fourteen and worked at his mother's grocery shop. He started in business for himself in Colne at the age of sixteen.

William's HARTLEY family is thought to be Lancashire Huguenot Yeomen, some of whom had lived and farmed in the Trawden area since the 16thC, in particular near Barley at the foot of Pendle Hill since sometime around 1620. They later went from farming to become fairly modest local Grocers in the district. [The HARTLEY family only lived in Trawden for a short time and never farmed there. William and Christiana HARTLEY lived in a small shop/house that belonged to Christiana's father, Christopher LISTER: Gordon Hartley]

At the disforesting in 1507 Barley Booth was occupied by John ROBINSON the elder and John ROBINSON the younger. The two parcels of pasture called Hawbooth and Whitley-in-Hawbooth was occupied by John ROBINSON the elder, John ROBINSON the younger and Roger HARTLEY. In Barley Booth £1 each was paid by the wife of William ROBINSON, James HARTLEY and their successors in 1609 James HARTLEY, Christopher ROBINSON and John ROBINSON]. These are possibly William's ancestors but a link has not been found as yet.

[That ROBINSON family may be linked to Henry Robinson HARTLEY who was heir to a family of Southampton wine merchants: Gordon Hartley]

[It is said by some that Wycoller Hall nearby was built by a HARTLEY family in the 16th century, probably William's relations]: Gordon Hartley has not found any link.

Much work needs to be done to link William's family to these early Hartley farmers in the Trawden area.

William's earliest known ancestor is thought to have been his great great great great grandfather, Richard HARTLEY. His great great great grandfather was Robert HARTLEY who's first wife was Mary DUCKWORTH, his second wife Margaret; [Gordon Hartley]

Robert HARTLEY [b.abt.1679 at Woodend, Barnoldswick] married Mary DUCKWORTH [b.abt.1683 at Woodend, Barnoldswick] on 16 January 1704 at Barnoldswick, Yorkshire.

Yategate Yatehouse, Pendle [thanks to Gordon Hartley for his contributions]

William's great great grandfather, John HARTLEY [1710-1763] of Yatehouse [gatehouse], New Barley Road/Ridge Road,between Barley and Roughlee at the foot of the Pendle Hills [postcode BB12 9LH]. His children were Robert, John, Lawrence and William [1746].

His great grandparents were William HARTLEY [1746-1808], a Cotton Twist Spinner born 3rd May 1746 at Barley, Pendle, and Mary ROBINSON [1749-1822]. They had ten children; John, Robert, James, Richard, Susan, Peggy, Peter, Margaret, Elijah and William. William owned two Cotton Mills, one at Barley Green [built on John ROBINSON land 1795, destroyed by floods] and the other at Narrowgates [Cotton Twist Mill 1799, later owned by Richard HARTLEY and Ann ROBINSON, now apartments][also a part share in a Mill at Malham, where he and Mary lived when William and Elijah were born [see next item]: Gordon Hartley]. William died 25th July 1808.
Barley, known as Barelegh in 1324, means the infertile lea or meadow. The Township of Barley included Barley Booth, Wheatley Booth and Hay Booth and Whitehalgh [now known as Whitehough] - “Booth” means cowsheds. About 1266 a cow farm was established, followed by extensive cattle breeding in the 13th Century. Barley earned its livelihood from agriculture until the 18th century when textiles were manufactured and handlooms were installed in attics of many smallholdings as an extra source of income. Barley’s brooks - as an effective source of waterpower attracted cotton factories. There was a small mill at Narrowgates and one at Barley Green, which is now the site of the water treatment plant. At its height Barley Green Mill worked 200 looms, until floods destroyed the building in 1880. A cotton twist mill at Narrowgates was built by William Hartley to spin cotton warp thread. Weavers cottages were built adjacent to the mill and are still occupied to this day.

William Hartley William's grandfather, William HARTLEY [b.1789-1848]

William Pickles HARTLEY's grandparents were William HARTLEY and Christiana LISTER.

1841 Census, Colne Lane, Colne:
William HARTLEY, Age: 52, Occupation: Schoolmaster, Not born in same county.
Christiana nee LISTER, Age: 49, was born in same county.
John HARTLEY, Age 17, was born in same county [13th Jul 1825-27th Jan 1892]
Richard William HARTLEY, Age 8, was born in same county [b.2nd Sep 1832]
[ Robert HARTLEY b.1817 Trawden, Lancashire not at this address, see below*]

[other siblings: Mary Ann [12th Aug 1812- Oct 1813]; Elizabeth Robinson [1814-29th Jan 1815]; Lister [27th Sep 1822-1875];

*William and Christiana had another son, Robert HARTLEY [b.8th Mar 1817 at Trawden, Lancashire]. Robert became a church minister in England, then emigrated to Australia in 1860, spending four years at 34 College Street, Sydney, before moving to Rockhampton, Queensland in 1864, where he opened the Primitive Methodist Church at Fitzroy Street. Robert m.Jane WILLIAMSON at the Town Church, St Peter's Port, Guernsey on the 12th May, 1840, the daughter of Jas WILLIAMSON and Ann STEWART.
*Rev. Robert and Jane had five children: William James [m. Maria Freeman BYRAM on 11th Oct 1872 at Queensland; Jane Elizabeth; Anna Christiana [m.William ALLEN in 1864 at Queensland; Elizabeth [m.John MURRAY on 1st Sep 1873 at Rockhampton, Queensland; Stewart Williamson [m.Sarah Ann BUZACOTT on 22nd Jul 1879 at Queensland; Rev.Robert d. May 1892. Jane d.1896.The old Fitzroy Street church was sold in 1900 and a new church in Archer Street opened on 29 April 1901 which was named Hartley Memorial Church. Throughout the twentieth century the church pursued a vigorous policy, but one which changed with the changing times. In 1963 a new hall at the Archer Street Church was opened to mark the centenary of the founding of Methodism in Rockhampton. .
William James HARTLEY and Maria Freeman BYRAM had the following children: Elizabeth Jane [b.13th Sep 1873]; Harold Leslie [27th May 1875-23rd Aug 1958] [m.Emily Jane CAMPBELL on 23rd Apr 1907 at Queensland; Robert Elliot [29th Apr 1877-15th Nov 1948] [m.Florence Minnie FULTON on 16th Aug 1904 at Queensland; George Stewart [5th Apr 1880 d.at birth]; Ella Maria [b. 5th Oct 1881]; Edith [b.6th July 1884]; William Stewart [1st Aug 1887-Aug 1968] [m.Ellen Elizabeth BARTON on 13th Feb 1914 at Queensland; Hilda Freeman [30th Apr 1890-6th May 1948];
Stewart Williamson HARTLEY and Sarah Ann BUZACOTT had the following children: Charles Stewart Buzacott [30th Apr 1880-15th Sep 1902]; Emily Christiana [b.13th Nov 1881] [m.Harold SOUTH on 3rd Sep 1906 at Queensland; Sarah Isobel [25th Sep 1883]-5th Oct 1885]; Robert Lister Whiteford [8th Aug 1885-Sep 1976] [m.Muriel Jean ROBERTSON on 8th Nov 1922 at Queensland; George Williamson [5th Jan 1888-23rd Jun 1917]; Jane Verney [b.15th Nov 1889] [m. Hugh Hardie McCULLOUGH on 14th Jul 1914 at Queensland; John William Murray [2nd Dec 1891-9th Jan 1917]; Sarah Louise Esther [b.16th Jan 1897]

William HARTLEY was born 9th April 1789 at Malham, North Yorkshire [as was his brother, Elijah, but his eight other brothers and sisters were born in Lancashire: source:Gordon Hartley]. He was a Schoolmaster at Trawden and a Primitive Methodist Preacher at Barrowfield in the 1830's. He was in later life a Missionary on the Isle of Man, where he died from Fever in 1848. Christiana was the daughter of Christopher LISTER [who had a large Ironmonger business] of Horsfield Cottage, Colne [see Christopher LISTER's Will source: Ron Riding] [My great grandfather is Christopher LISTER RIDING. When I was in England looking for genealogy I found that Christopher LISTER married Ann GILL 7 Sep 1777 in Kildwick, Yorkshire, England. She had three children: James LISTER born 7 Jun 1778, chr 7 Jun 1778, died 31 Dec 1779 all in Kildwick, Yorkshire, England; Robert LISTER (twin of the above with same statistics); Ann (Nancy) LISTER born 7 Sep 1779 in Kildwick, Yorkshire, England, chr 3 Jan 1980, married Thomas LEEMING 8 Apr 1799 in Colne, Lancashire, England. Ann GILL was born in 1750 in Kildwick-in-Craven, Yorkshire England, died 31 Dec 1778 in Kildwick, Yorkshire, England and was buried in the parish church, Kildwick, Yorkshire, England. Christopher LISTER then married Nancy REDMAN who was born abt 1758 in Colne, Lancashire, England. She was christened in Colne, Lancashire, England, died in Paythorn, Yorkshire, England and was buried in Colne, Lancashire, England. They had six children: Mary LISTER who married Bernard CROOK; Ellen LISTER (the mother of Christopher LISTER RIDING), Christopher LISTER who died as a child, Elizabeth LISTER who married Robert HOWARTH, Christiana LISTER who married William HARTLEY and Grace LISTER who died as a child. source:thanks to Ron Riding]

She died 27th April 1859. Here she is on the 1851 Census, along with William Pickles HARTLEY aged 5:

1851 Census: 38/39 Colne Lane, COLNE

Christiana nee LISTER b.abt 1792 Colne, Lancashire Widow Head [Proprietor of Houses] Colne Lancashire
Richd Wm HARTLEY b.abt 1833 Trawden, Lancashire Son Colne Lancashire
John HARTLEY b.13th July 1825 Trawden, Lancashire Head [Whitesmith] Colne Lancashire
Margaret HARTLEY b.abt 1825 Colne, Lancashire Wife Colne Lancashire
Wm Pickles HARTLEY b.abt 1846 Colne, Lancashire Son Colne Lancashire

John Hartley William's father, John HARTLEY [1825-1892].

William Pickles HARTLEY's parents were John HARTLEY [Whitesmith/Drysalter and Primitive Methodist Choir Master] b.13th July 1825 at Trawden and Margaret PICKLES b.abt.1825 at Colne [her father was John PICKLES of Cowling Head, Keighley, North Yorkshire]. Margaret died young on 18th May 1870. [After Margaret's death John HARTLEY may have married an Elizabeth Ann [unknown surname] though she does not appear on the 1871/1881 Censuses]. John was Baptised in 1825 as a Wesleyan Methodist but was later Baptised as a Primitive Methodist in 1837. He died 27th January 1892.

William Pickles Hartley William Pickles HARTLEY aged abt 14

1861 Census: East Side No:38 Colne Lane, COLNE

John Hartley b.13th July 1825 Trawden, Lancashire Head Colne Lancashire
Margaret Hartley b.abt 1825 Colne, Lancashire Wife Colne Lancashire
William Pickles Hartley b.abt 1846 Colne, Lancashire Son Colne Lancashire
John Pickles b.abt 1793 Cowling Head, Yorkshire Father-in-law Colne Lancashire
[His mother Christiana and brother Richard William lived next door at No:39]

1871 Census No:31 Colne Field
John Hartley (Head of household), Widow, Age 47, Occupation: Cotton Weaver, born Winewall, Lancashire
Richard Hartley (Brother), Age 39, Occupation: Cotton Weaver, born Colne, Lancashire
Joseph Hartley (Son), Age 8, born Colne

1881 Census No:15 Sagas Fold, Colne
Richard Hartley (Head), unmarried, Age: 49, Occupation: Cotton Weaver, Born: Lidget, Colne, Lancashire
John Hartley (brother), Age 57, Occupation: Retired Cotton Weaver, Born: Winewall, Lancashire

Sir William Pickles HARTLEY William Pickles HARTLEY was born 23rd February 1846 at 8 Damside, Colne and married Martha HORSFIELD on 21st May 1866, the daughter of Henry and Ann Horsfield, Grocers of Colne. She was the youngest of thirteen children. They were Primitive Methodists.
As the business grew, William and his family moved into the wholesale trade, and a chance event in 1871 started the Hartley business rolling, as, so it is said, a supplier failed to deliver a batch of jam and William was forced to make his own. His jam, marmalade and jelly sold so well that he continued to make it. Hartley began to develop his business by producing his own fruit and packaging it in his own distinctive earthenware pots.

1871 Census: Lord Street, COLNE

William Pickles Hartley b.abt 1846 Colne, Lancashire, England Head Colne Lancashire
Martha O'Connor Hartley b.abt 1843 Colne, Lancashire, England Wife Colne Lancashire
Maggy Ann Hartley b.abt 1868 Colne, Lancashire, England Daughter Colne Lancashire
Polly Hartley b.abt 1870 Colne, Lancashire, England Daughter Colne Lancashire
Nicholas Sheilds b.abt 1855 Lothersdale, Yorkshire, England Apprentice Colne Lancashire
Caleb Duckworth b.abt 1855 Rimmington, Lancashire, England Apprentice Colne Lancashire

In 1874 the business was transferred to Bootle, Liverpool.

William aged 29 [photo: Nick Hartley]

In 1880 he moved his family to 22 Sussex Road, Southport, where he emerged as an influential local benefactor and entrepreneur, as well being a regular active member of the local Methodist Church, as were all the members of the Hartley family. One of his daughters, Christiana [b.1872] , became Southport's first woman Mayor in 1921. Other children incl. Maggy, Polly, Sarah, John and Clara.

1881 Census
William Pickles HARTLEY Head M Male 35 Colne, Lancashire, England Occupation: Wholesale Preserve Manfacturer Employing On Average 120 Women & 30 Men
Martha O. HARTLEY Wife M Female 38 Colne, Lancashire, England
Maggy Ann HARTLEY Daur U Female 13 Colne, Lancashire, England Scholar
Polly HARTLEY Daur Female 11 Colne, Lancashire, England Scholar
Christiania HARTLEY Daur Female 9 Colne, Lancashire, England Scholar
Sarah J. HARTLEY Daur Female 5 Bootle, Lancashire, England Scholar
John William HARTLEY Son Male 3 Bootle, Lancashire, England [see below*]
Clara L. HARTLEY Daur Female 1 Bootle, Lancashire, England
Bridget LEYDEN Serv U Female 21 Swansea General Serv
Sarah A. ABEL Nurse U Female 15 Coed Poeth, Denbigh, Wales Nurse
Address: 22 Sussex Road, North Meols, Lancashire, England

After that, Sir William lived in Liverpool Road, Southport, then moved to live at "Inglewood", Aintree, on the edge of his factory site.

In 1884 the jam-making business was incorporated as William Hartley & Sons Limited. In 1886 Hartley moved the business to Aintree in Liverpool, where he built Hartley Village for his workers. The factory was self-contained and included Coopers, Joiners and Boxmakers. Millions of the famous earthenware 'Hartley Jam Jars' were made at the Midland Pottery, Melling [production c.1877-1928] and St. Helens.

The impressed trademark on the base of the stoneware jar showed a lighthouse and the legend: HARTLEY, LIVERPOOL. The factory had its own railway sidings with two locomotives. In the busy season there were six trains per day handling two hundred waggons.. William chartered ships and had his own bonded warehouses. Two thousand boxes were made in a day, the timber imported from Norway.

1891 Census: Long Lane, BOOTLE

Hartley, Christiana abt 1873 Colne, Lancashire, England Daughter Fazakerley Lancashire
Hartley, Constance Beatrice abt 1885 Southport, Lancashire, England Daughter Fazakerley Lancashire
Hartley, Elizabeth Ann abt 1840 Padiham, Lancashire, England Wife Fazakerley Lancashire
Hartley, John abt 1825 Trawden, Lancashire, England Head Fazakerley Lancashire
Hartley, Martha abt 1883 Southport, Lancashire, England Daughter Fazakerley Lancashire
Hartley, Martha Oconnor abt 1843 Colne, Lancashire, England Wife Fazakerley Lancashire
Hartley, Pollie abt 1870 Colne, Lancashire, England Daughter Fazakerley Lancashire
Hartley, William Pickler abt 1846 Colne, Lancashire, England Head Fazakerley Lancashire

1901 Census: Hartley Village, BOOTLE

Christina Hartley abt 1873 Colne, Lancashire, England Daughter Fazakerley Lancashire
Clara L Hartley abt 1880 Bootle, Lancashire, England Daughter Fazakerley Lancashire
Constance Hartley abt 1885 Southport, Lancashire, England Daughter Fazakerley Lancashire
Martha B Hartley abt 1883 Southport, Lancashire, England Daughter Fazakerley Lancashire
Martha E Hartley abt 1843 Colne, Lancashire, England Wife Fazakerley Lancashire
William P Hartley abt 1846 Colne, Lancashire, England Head Fazakerley Lancashire
Nellie Owen abt 1880 Liverpool, Lancashire, England Servant Fazakerley Lancashire
Catherine Thomas abt 1867 Aberdavon, Wales Servant Fazakerley Lancashire

Hrtley Jam Fctory London Hartley Jam Factory at Bermondsey London

In 1900 Hartley opened a jam factory in Bermondsey, south-east London and employed over 2,000 people.

Sea View Sir William's house, "Sea View", Southport St Marks Methodist, Southport

In 1904 William moved home from Aintree to 'Sea View', on the corner of Lord Street and Duke Street, Southport.

Sir William Pickles HARTLEY By 1908 he had been knighted by King Edward VII for his many charitable acts and funding to Sunday Schools and for the establishment of hospitals. In 1919 William moved home from Southport to Birkdale.

Birkdale Sir William's home, 11 Oxford Road, Birkdale [demolished January 2008]

Sir William Pickles HARTLEY Throughout his life, he maintained a commitment to set aside money for religious or philanthropic purposes and the town of Colne was one of the recipients of this gesture.

Hartley Homes, Colne Many buildings were erected and modernised and one of those, built in 1911, was Hartley Homes which still stands today. Other buildings bought by William included a Cottage Hospital at Colne, Hartley College, Hartley Village at Aintree and Holborn Town Hall.

The funeral of Sir William Pickles HARTLEY 1922 The funeral of Sir William Pickles HARTLEY c.British Pathe News

The death of Sir William Hartley was on Wednesday 25th October 1922, with a Funeral Service at Church Street, Southport, and Interment at Trawden on Saturday 28th October 1922.

Sir William Hartley Memorial Sir William's Memorial Stone at Trawden Sir William Hartley graveSir William's Family Grave at Trawden [incl. wife, parents and daughter Martha]

The village of Trawden, near Colne, still boasts what is thought to be a rare monument to jam manufacturing in the area. An industrial jam pan, found in a farmer's field in the village of Wycoller nearby was brought back to Trawden where it remains today.

Many people over the years have suggested one of Sir William's relatives was Wallace Hartley [see below], a musician on the ill-fated Titanic on her maiden voyage in 1912. However, Nick HARTLEY, a direct descendant of Sir William, says there is no known relationship between the two. However, Sir William did contribute towards the monument of Wallace that stands in Colne [see below]. Nick also mentions: Sir William's uncle, Robert, emigrated to Australia and that family still lives there.

Nick has published a book about Sir William Pickles HARTLEY entitled "Bittersweet: The Story of Hartley's Jam" - Nicholas Hartley.
"Bittersweet" charts the story of a great preserves empire and the extraordinary man at its heart. In a life that spanned the Victorian era of idealism and invention, William Pickles Hartley rose from comparatively humble beginnings to create one of the largest preserves firms in the world. With purpose built factories in Liverpool and London, Hartley’s was the market leader, renowned for the superior quality of its products. William Hartley, however, was not simply a profit-seeking businessman. He was an enlightened entrepreneur who married a beguiling vision of commercial progress with an unalterable belief in the essential goodness of human nature. Hartley not only built a model village for his workers, but introduced innovative schemes for their welfare that were years ahead of his time. He was also a celebrated philanthropist, whose many benefactions included a public sanatorium for consumptives, an orphanage, hospitals, almshouses and a botanical institute. In 1908, when he was knighted, he was already as famous as those other great Victorian pioneers George Cadbury and William Lever. In a fresh, engaging blend of history and biography, Nicholas Hartley, a direct descendant of Sir William, preserves for posterity the struggles, successes, places and characters that made Hartley’s ‘the greatest name in jam-making’. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Nicholas Hartley was born in London and educated at Stowe. He has written several articles about Hartley's, the latest of which was published in Best of British magazine.

William Pickles' son, John William HARTLEY b.1878, took over the family jam manufacturing business:

1911 Census

Address 9 Sydenham Hill S E Parish Camberwell Town S E Type of Building Private House Number of Rooms 12 Inhabited Y Reference RG14PN2458 RG78PN82 RD27 SD1 ED8 SN63 Administrative County London Registration District Camberwell Registration Sub District Dulwich Enumeration District 8 John William HARTLEY Relationship to Head of Household Head Condition / Years Married Married Gender M Age 33 Estimated Year of Birth 1878 Occupation Farm and Marmalade Manufacturer Employed Y Working at Home N Place of Birth Booke Nr Liverpool

Jessie Maud HARTLEY Relationship to Head of Household Wife Condition / Years Married Married / 8 Years Total Children Born Alive 2 Children Still Living 2 Gender F Age 34 Estimated Year of Birth 1877 Employed N Working at Home N Place of Birth London Bow
William Lister HARTLEY Relationship to Head of Household Son Gender M Age 7 Estimated Year of Birth 1904 Occupation Juvenile Employed N Working at Home N Place of Birth London Anerley
Rex Weller HARTLEY Relationship to Head of Household Son Gender M Age 5 Estimated Year of Birth 1906 Occupation Juvenile Employed N Working at Home N Place of Birth London Anerley
Florence Eliza Hill Relationship to Head of Household Servant Condition / Years Married Single Gender F Age 28 Estimated Year of Birth 1883 Occupation Nurse Domestic Employed Y Working at Home N Place of Birth London Stoke Newington
Florence Slade Relationship to Head of Household Servant Condition / Years Married Single Gender F Age 27 Estimated Year of Birth 1884 Occupation Cook Domestic Employed Y Working at Home N Place of Birth London New Cross
Edith May Phillips Relationship to Head of Household Servant Condition / Years Married Single Gender F Age 26 Estimated Year of Birth 1885 Occupation Housemaid or Parlourmaid Domestic Employed Y Working at Home N Place of Birth London Westminster
Jessie Emily Lines Dobner Relationship to Head of Household Servant Condition / Years Married Single Gender F Age 20 Estimated Year of Birth 1891 Occupation Housemaid Domestic Employed Y Working at Home N Place of Birth Thirsk Yorks

William Lister HARTLEY [1904-] and his brother Rex were accomplished amateur Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup golfers, 1930/1932.

Rex Weller HARTLEY [1906-1942] 'Death by Misadventure' ... Rex died in March 1942 from an infection to injuries sustained after falling out of a window at a nursing home where he was staying in October 1941; he was there, having suffered a nervous breakdown after bombing of the Hartley factory in London during an air raid. Previously, he had been a Director and Works Manager of the Hartley jam business, and a Gunner in the Royal Artillery [TA] during WWII since 1939. He lived in Hans Road, Kensington, London.
During the 1920's and 1930's Rex had played golf for Sussex and Great Britain and had been a semi-finalist in the British Amateur Championship in 1929

Wallace Henry HARTLEY [2nd June 1878-15th April 1912] 

English bandmaster/violinist "RMS Titanic" 

Born at 92 Greenfield Road, Colne in June 1878, Wallace was the son of Albion HARTLEY, then a Cotton Mill Manager, and his wife Elizabeth FOULDS, of Colne, Lancashire. [At the time of his death Wallace's home was Surreyside, West-Park Street, Dewsbury, England]. His Grandparents were Henry HARTLEY [a Cotton Weaver] and Mary RUSHTON, of Greenfield Road, Colne. Wallace grew up at addresses in Albert Road and Burnley Road, in Colne, and Carr Road, Nelson. He was educated at the former Wesleyan Day School in George Street, where he first picked up a violin aged 12. His first job was as a clerk at the Union Bank [now Barclay’s] in Colne.
As a youngster, Wallace was a choirboy [his church music tutor at Colne was Pickles RILEY], and was giving solo violin performances by the age of 15. Later he led orchestras in Harrogate and Bridlington and was a member of the Savage Club in Leeds. Wallace, a violinist, worked on the Cunard Liners Luistania and Mauretania before leaving to become bandmaster on "RMS Titanic". He had a fiancé, Maria ROBINSON, at Boston Spa, near Wetherby in Yorkshire and spent time with her in that village the week before boarding the Titanic ...

RMS Titanic"RMS Titanic" Wallace Hartley Wallace Henry HARTLEY

After the collision on 15th April 1912, Wallace led the orchestra in playing ragtime tunes. A newspaper at the time reported, "the part played by the orchestra on board the Titanic in her last dreadful moments will rank among the noblest in the annals of heroism at sea." His body was recovered as #224 on May 4th 1912 Strapped to his body was his music box and in his pockets, amongst other things, was a gold fountain pen with his initials W.H.H.The body was transferred from Halifax to Boston for it's return to Liverpool on-board the "Arabic" where it arrived on May 12th. From Liverpool his body was taken by hearse to his boyhood hometown of Colne, Lancashire. Wallace Hartley Funeral The funeral service took place at the Bethel Chapel to a congregation of over 1000 (the chapel is designed to hold about 700). Around 40,000 people lined the route of the funeral procession as his rosewood casket made its way to Colne cemetery, led by seven bands. In 1915 a statue of Wallace was erected just to the side of the Rectory on Albert Road. The area around the statue has recently been renovated. The inscription reads: WALLACE HARTLEY Bandmaster of the RMS Titanic who perished in the foundering of that vessel April 15th 1912 Erected by voluntary contributions to commemorate the heroism of a native of this town. Wallace Hartley Memorial Wallace HARTLEY Monument, Colne.

taken from Censuses, this is Albion HARTLEY's family living at 92 Greenfield Road, Colne:
Henry HARTLEY b.c.1815 Colne, Lancashire Head [Cotton Weaver] Colne Lancashire [died 1861-1871] [Wallace's grandfather]
Mary RUSHTON b.c.1815 Colne, Lancashire Wife Colne Lancashire [Wallace's grandmother]
Mary Ann Hartley b.c.1843 Colne, Lancashire Daughter Colne Lancashire
Martha Ellen Hartley b.Dec 1845 Colne, Lancashire Daughter Colne Lancashire
John Rushton Hartley b.c.1847 Colne, Lancashire Son Colne Lancashire
Ellen Hartley b.c.1849 Colne, Lancashire Daughter Colne Lancashire
Albion Hartley b.Sep 1850 Colne, Lancashire Son Colne Lancashire [Albion was a Cotton Sizer, later manger of a Cotton Mill] [Wallace's father]
Henry Hartley b.c.1854 Colne, Lancashire Son Colne, Lancashire

copyright Lancashire County Library Albion HARTLEY [pictured] married Elizabeth FOULDS.
Their children were: Wallace HARTLEY b.1878, and his sisters, Hilda and Elizabeth. In 1901 they all lived near Huddersfield, Yorkshire. By then, Wallace was a Professional Musician [and his father Albion was an Insurance Agent].

Wallace's heartbroken fiancé, Maria ROBINSON, never married. She lived with her mother and sister into the 1930's at Bridlington. She died in June 1939.

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