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Sleigh Rowland

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Sheffield Cathedral, England
Death: August 04, 1878 (78)
Buckland, MA, United States
Place of Burial: Shelburne Falls, Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Sleigh Rowland and Ann Malachi Ranfield
Husband of Sarah Wilson
Father of William Rowland; John Rowland; Thomas Rowland; George W. Rowland; Sarah Priest and 5 others

Occupation: cutler
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About Sleigh Rowland

Christening: May 25 1800, Cathedral Saint Peter, Sheffield, York, England

Father: Sleigh Rowland

Mother: Ann

Indexing Project (Batch) Number: J15055-2

System Origin: England-ODM

GS Film number: 919419

(The church was originally dedicated to Saint Peter, but from some time after the reformation into the 19th century it was dedicated to Holy Trinity;[2] it has since been dedicated to both Saint Peter and Saint Paul.)

1833 and 1837 Sheffield directory lists Sleigh Rowland Granville Lane Sheffield and Arundel lane..under Cutlery Table Knife Manufacturer. This could also be his father Sleigh.

1841 census

Rowland, Ann of Granville Street, Sheffield Park. Aged 8 years.

   (Piece #1336/1, folio 51b, enumeration district 3.)
  

Rowland, George of Granville Street, Sheffield Park. Aged 6 years.

   (Piece #1336/1, folio 51b, enumeration district 3.)
  

Rowland, Hu of Granville Street, Sheffield Park. Aged 40 years.

   (Piece #1336/1, folio 51b, enumeration district 3.)

Rowland, Hugh of Granville Street, Sheffield Park. Aged 15 years.

   (Piece #1336/1, folio 51b, enumeration district 3.)

Rowland, John of Granville Street, Sheffield Park. Aged 4 years.

   (Piece #1336/1, folio 51b, enumeration district 3.)
  

Rowland, Joseph of Granville Street, Sheffield Park. Aged 13 years.

   (Piece #1336/1, folio 51b, enumeration district 3.)
  

Rowland, Mary Ann of Granville Street, Sheffield Park. Aged 10 years.

   (Piece #1336/1, folio 51b, enumeration district 3.)
  

Rowland, Sarah of Granville Street, Sheffield Park. Aged 11 years.

   (Piece #1336/1, folio 51b, enumeration district 3.)
  

Rowland, Sarah of Granville Street, Sheffield Park. Aged 40 years.

   (Piece #1336/1, folio 51b, enumeration district 3.)
  

Rowland, Thomas of Granville Street, Sheffield Park. Aged 8 m years.

   (Piece #1336/1, folio 51b, enumeration district 3.)
 

Rowland, William of Granville Street, Sheffield Park. Aged 15 years.

   (Piece #1336/1, folio 51b, enumeration district 3.)

Sleigh Rowland and Sarah Wilson were married on 28 October 1821 at Sheffield, Cathedral Church of St Peter & St Paul, Yorkshire, England.

Archive Sheffield Archives & Local Studies

Archive reference PR-138-3-17

Page 579

Record set Yorkshire Marriages

Great Britain

Family came over on ship Ashburton from Liverpool to New York July 26, 1843.

1850 Census Sleigh Rowland age 50 in New Brighton, Beaver County PA. Occupation cutler. Also Sarah and children Joseph, Mary Ann, Ann, George, John, Thomas, Martha and border Joseph Owen age 44.

Naturalization papers for August 21, 1854 Greenfield, Mass. Franklin County. Birthdate says April 29, 1800.

1860 Census age 60 he is in Marion, Linn, Iowa with wife Sarah (60), son Thomas 19 and daughter Martha 16.

1870 Census age 70 in Buckland, Franklin Co. MA with post office listed as Shelburne Falls. He must have gone back to where some of his other children had settled in MA.

Burial:

Arms Cemetery, Shelburne, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA

Plot: Section R23

Found reference to Sleigh Rowland in Blade's guide to Knives & their values p. 424..Special section table knives and forks.  Includes a picture of knives and forks with the notation "Early 19th century knives & forks by Sleigh Rowland Sheffield."  Also page 126 tells of a Sleigh Rowland active from c. 1830-1850 who made table cutlery for American homes.  These dates would fit in with this Sleigh rather than his father or son.  

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=79343544

(photo, DeeB at Find A Grave)

m. Sarah Wilson Dec. 13, 1815, Cathedral Saint Peter, Sheffield, Yorkshire.

History of Buckland by Kendrick w/genealogies by Kellogg pg 592-593:

ROWLAND, Sleigh, b. Apr. 29, 1800 in Sheffield Eng.; d. in Buck., Aug. 4, 1878; came to America between 1840 and 1845, living successively at Pittsburg, Pa., Greenfield and Buck. He m. (1) Sarah Wilson, b. in Eng., Mar. 1, 1800, [she d. Sept. 21, 1870, ae. 70 yrs per MVR]; m. (2) in Greenfield, Feb. 8, 1854, Susan Whitaker [SIC-SUSAN IS THE WIFE OF SLEIGH JR 1823-1916; NO SECOND MARRIAGE IS FOUND FOR SLEIGH 1800-1878];.

Children :

  1. Sleigh, Jr., b. Sept. 10, 1823; [m. 1) Feb. 8, 1854 in Greenfield Susan Whitaker, m. 2) Apr 1, 1865 in Buckland, Anna Davis of Shelburne, m. 3) May 12, 1887 in Andover Ellen Fairburn Ibbetson.]
  2. William Wilson, b. May 9, 1825; d., ae. Abt 21 yrs., unm.
  3. Joseph, b. Feb. 11, 1828; m.; living in Iowa and Neb.
  4. Sarah, b. Dec. 31, 1829; m. David Priest; res. Bridgeport, Conn.
  5. Mary Ann, b. July 3, 1831; m. (1) Feb. 4, 1857, James Russell; (2) Oct. 13, 1873, John Howson of Buckland.
  6. Ann, b. Feb. 8, 1833; m. her cousin, Charles Rowland; res. Winsted, Conn.
  7. George, b. May 25, 1835 Sheffield, Eng.; d. May 22, 1896; m. Sarah, dau of John and Sarah Booker. She was b. England, May 14, 1836; d. Dec 21, 1901.
  8. John, b. Dec. 26, 1836 Sheffield, Eng.;d. Sept. 7, 1908; m. Apr. 5, 1860, Hannah, dau. of James S and Hannah (Austin) Halligan of Buckland. She d. Aug. 19, 1916.
  9. Samuel, b. Aug. 24, 1838; d. Sept. 25, 1838.
  10. Thomas, b. Sept. 19, 1840; res. Northampton, Mass.; m. Mary A., dau of Morris and Lydia Thayer; she was b. Northampton; d. in Buck., Oct. 13, 1823, ae. 65 yrs.
  11. Martha, b. Sept. 1, 1842; m. _____ Burnham

Civil War registration in 1863 at age 41.

Buckland, Shelburne to celebrate former Lamson & Goodnow cutlery workers ..(This is likely the company where the Rowlands worked) The company grew steadily, adding new buildings in Shelburne Falls. Also, experienced cutlery workers were recruited from both Sheffield, England and Solingen, Germany. Descendants of these European workers were still employed by the company in 2009.

In 1851, the company moved to more spacious grounds, on the Buckland side of the Deerfield River, and by 1852, it employed 200 people, according to the Shelburne town history. The Lamson & Goodnow website says the company employed at least 500 workers during the Civil War and added tableware to their line of agricultural Will and Probate Name: Sleigh Rowland Probate Date: 19 Dec 1878 Probate Place: Franklin, Massachusetts, USA Inferred Death Year: Abt 1878 Inferred Death Place: Massachusetts, USA Case Number: 8397 Item Description: Probate Files, 8395-8440 cutlery.

To fives sons $300 each and 3 daughter $250 except $50 to Joseph with another word after it. Each child gave the estate money for funeral expenses but Joseph had contributed much less than others. $50 to children of Martha Burnett. He had no living widows. Cost of court/porbate from estate was $3,000. He had over $2,000 in assets.

Photo of knives:DESCRIPTION Dinner fork, one of a set of six (1986.0531.028-.33) that match a set of seven dinner knives (1986.0531.021-.27). Two-tined fork with baluster stem. Tines, stem, and tang are one piece. Bone scales are riveted to the top and bottom of the tang with brass pins to form a tapered block handle with chamfered edges and blunt butt. Tines are discolored, scratched, and have small rust spots, bone is crazed, cracked and chipped around edges and pulling away from the tang. Tang is bent and rusted at butt. No mark. Blades of accompanying knives are stamped: “S. ROWLAND”; with a heart, diamond, and circle above. Maker is possibly Sleigh Rowland, active ca 1830-1850 in Sheffield, England. LOCATION Currently not on view DATE MADE 1830- 1850 PLACE MADE United Kingdom: England, Sheffield, Sheffield PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION bone (scales material) metal, steel (overall material) metal, brass (pins material) MEASUREMENTS overall: 3/8 in x 6 1/2 in x 5/8 in; .9525 cm x 16.51 cm x 1.5875 cm ID NUMBER 1986.0531.032 ACCESSION NUMBER 1986.0531 CATALOG NUMBER 1986.0531.032 SEE MORE ITEMS IN Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life Domestic Furnishings DATA SOURCE National Museum of American History

Newspaper articles regarding meeting of creditors around the same time that Sleigh and family left for the US. Another one a few years later. Also an auction ordered at the same time as their departure. From Sheffield and Rotherham Independent newspaper.

Involved as the prosecutor in robbery and rattening (sabotage of machines and tools). From same newspapers.

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Sleigh Rowland's Timeline

1800
April 29, 1800
Sheffield Cathedral, England
1823
September 10, 1823
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
1826
1826
1828
February 11, 1828
Sheffield, England
1829
December 31, 1829
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
1830
1830
1832
1832
1835
May 15, 1835
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
1836
December 26, 1836
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
1840
September 18, 1840
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom