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Terah Hooley

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Terah Hooley (c1839-1927) of T. Hooley and T. Hooley and Co

1871 Living at High Street, Long Eaton: Terah Hooley (age 32 born Long Eaton), Lace Maker. With his wife Eliza (age 32 born Thrumpton, Notts) and their son Ernest Hooley (age 12 born Sneinton).[1]

1878 Partnership dissolved. '...the Partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, Terah Hooley and James Cope Willott, as Lace Manufacturers, at the town of Nottingham, and at Long Eaton, in the county of Derby, under the style of T. Hooley and Co., has been dissolved, by mutual consent...'[2]

1879 April. Brings legal case to recover money. Described as a lace manufacturer of Long Eaton.[3]

1880 Fined for breaking employment law. 'Proprietor of a certain factory in Long Eaton'.[4]

1882 Entered into partnership with his son, Ernest Terah Hooley, as T. Hooley, lace manufacturers of Long Eaton.

1883 Concerns the stopping of a footpath across his land at Risley.[5]

1883 In court regarding employment law infringement.[6]

1883 Sacks all his workforce in trade dispute.[7]

1886 Appointed a magistrate. Terah Hooley, lace manufacturer, of Long Eaton and Risley Lodge, Derbyshire. Though living at Risley, owns part of of the largest concern in Long Eaton.[8] [9]

1892 Birth of son Basil Terah.

1927 March 3rd. Death. 'The death occurred suddenly yesterday afternoon, at his residence, Risley Lodge, Risley, of Mr. Terah Hooley, J.P., formerly a large scale lace manufacturer, and one of leading world authorities on lace manufacture. Mr. Hooley was born on February 2nd 1839, and was son of Robert Hooley, that family originally coming from Long Whatton, Leicestershire. Educated at Lady Warrens School. Toton, Mr. Hooley, almost as soon as he left school, engaged in the lace trade, achieved quick success, and the business he built up soon outgrew the factory he had in Long Eaton, over which he obtained control 1870. 1874 he built a larger one, and in 1882, moved into the West End Mills, one of the largest and best in the neighbourhood. He also became, interested in Harrington Mill, Eaton. In 1887 the business was converted into a limited liability company, and was removed to the Springfield Mills, Sandiacre, Mr. Hooley being chairman the Board of Directors. Some years ago the business of T. Hooley, Ltd., was sold to a new company, the Sandiacre Mills Co. Mr. Hooley was twice married. His first wife was Eliza Peach, of Thrumpton, Notts., who died leaving one son. In 1383 married Mary Eliza Swaffield of Melbury, Osmond, Dorset, by whom he had two sons and a daughter.'[10]

1927 Will. 'Mr. Terah Hooley, J.P., of Risley Lodge, Risley. lace manufacturer, for some years member of the County Council, managing director of Messrs. T. Hooley, Ltd., who died on March 2 last, aged 88 years, father of Ernest Terah Hooley, left estate of the gross value of £33,336 15s. 7d., with net personalty £19,873 2s. 1d. Probate of his will has been granted his widow, Mrs. Mary Eliza Hooley, and his daughter, Mrs. Teresa Mary Butler, both of Risley Lodge, and George Robert Groves, lace manufacturer, of 174. College-street, Long Eaton. He left £100 each to his coachman, Chas Temple, and his gardener, Henry James Draper, if respectively still in his service; £50 each similarly to Mary Ellen Colbourne and Eleanor Mabel Jones; £25 similarly Rose Cawser; £10 each servant in his service at his decease, if of three years' service. To his wife he left £350 and household and persona effects and consumable stores, and the selection of a motor car or carriage; an annuity of £104 to his son Noel; an annuity of £100 during widowhood to his daughter-in-law Dorothy, widow of his son Basil Terah Hooley; and the residue of his property as to one half upon trust for wife during widowhood, and one-half upon trust for his daughter Teresa Mary Butler for life, with remainder to the other during widowhood or for life respectively, and subject thereto as to one half upon trust for the issue of his said daughter and one half upon trust for the children his son, Ernest Terah Hooley'[11]

1927 Sale of furniture of Mrs Terah Hooley who is leaving Risley Lodge.[12]

1928 Death of his wife. 'Mrs. M. E. Hooley, of Ilkeston, Leaves £5,225. Mrs. Mary Eliza Hooley, of Cranville House, Long Eaton, and late Risley formerly wife of Terah Hooley, who died on February 2nd last, left £5,225 18s 10d with net personalty 18s. 6d. The executors are Teresa Mary Butler of Granville House, daughter, an George Robert Groves, of The Hollies, College street, Long Eaton. She gives £1,500 in trust for her son Noel Joseph, to her daughter-in-law, £20 each to nephews and nieces, £10 each Charles Temple and James Draper "for long and faithful service," and the residue of the property to her daughter.'[13]

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Sources of Information

  1. 1871 Census
  2. [1] Gazette Issue 24634 published on the 18 October 1878. Page 32 of 64
  3. Derby Mercury - Wednesday 09 April 1879
  4. Derby Daily Telegraph - Friday 10 December 1880
  5. Nottinghamshire Guardian - Friday 03 August 1883
  6. Nottingham Evening Post - Friday 17 August 1883
  7. Derby Daily Telegraph - Saturday 25 August 1883
  8. Nottingham Evening Post - Monday 27 December 1886
  9. Derbyshire Times and Chesterfield Herald - Saturday 08 January 1887
  10. Nottingham Evening Post - Thursday 03 March 1927
  11. Derby Daily Telegraph - Tuesday 23 August 1927
  12. Derby Daily Telegraph - Saturday 05 November 1927
  13. Derby Daily Telegraph - Friday 25 May 1928