Hooley Family Links (v1112)

Genealogy of the Hooley's and more from Cheshire, England.

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This started out as a record of my Hooley Family of Cheshire, where most of the family lived in the Macclesfield and Stockport area. But like many families of the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries branches were established throughout the UK and in Australia, South Africa and USA to mention a few.

The main emphasis for My Family is based on the Ancestors and Descendants of James Hooley (1827-1918) including the Australian line. As the research progressed more and more Hooley's and associated lines popped out of the 'woodwork'. So this has now developed into a Cheshire wide research project. No doubt some of these lines will move across to my family tree once connections are found.

At the moment there are two trees, the Hooley-Seddon Tree which is my Family Tree and the Research Tree which picks up the other Hooley's and associated lines. It is the intention that these other lines will eventually be allocated to their own discrete trees. It will be seen that through the ages the surnames Hooley/Hulley/Howley are freely interchangeable and in many cases even within a single family. As I do not reside in the UK any help with this research would be much appreciated.

You are welcome to browse the database without having a Login account although certain access is restricted. Please note that information concerning living or private individuals is withheld from public view. Full Access requires a registered account.

However if you wish to submit a Family Sheet and your NOT a Registered user then please use the Guest Login.

If you are a family member and wish to have full access to the database, you need to register by using the Login or Register Button on the top menu bar. Other approved individuals may be given access upon request.

If you are new to the site you might want to start by reading through the Help and FAQ sections.

17th Century Cheshire

General Information

Within the database, there are the details of approximately 4004 individual people recorded, they are split over the two trees. The Hooley-Seddon Tree contains approximately 649 people and the Research Tree contains approximately 3355 people.

To list them all on this page would be impracticable so the top 50 surnames are shown. To see them all, or to select one to view, use the Find menu and click on Surnames. Alternatively, if you know the name of the person you are looking for, enter it in the search boxes at the top of the page or use the ADVANCED SEARCH facility.

If you have any general questions or comments on the site itself then please use the Contact Me here or on the info menu. If you have a correction to a person or family data in the database, I would be grateful if you could use the Suggest tab at the top of the person or family page. Finally you can also use the comments section at the bottom of each Person Page for individual comments etc. - THANKS.

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I wish to give special thanks to Ray Hulley for without his help this research would not have advanced so far. I would also like to thank my second cousin Frank Hooley, and also Frances Goddard and Ron Hooley for their invaluable help on the Australian side.


Every attempt has been made to protect the private information of the living. This is based on a birth and/or death date. If this information is missing then it is possible for the details of a living person to be shown. If you see any such individuals, please let me know and if you can send me any missing dates as it would be much appreciated.

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