you have done well based in Canada. Your George married Clara Champion in Sept. quarter 1857 at Bedminster, Somerset. She had several siblings, and another Clara Champion was married there in 1884. Herbert j. seems to have had a daughter Elsie between the sons. The Colcloughs are an ancient family, originating from the Colclough lane area of Goldenhill, stoke. I mention one in my Yardley/Eardley history, who appears to be the origin of most of the Irish Colcloughs.
"The Irish Eardleys may have been soldiers of Sir Anthony Colclough of
Oldcott/Chell (now in Stoke on Trent), of North Staffordshire, who was sent
to County Wexford in 1543 by Henry VIII, to put down the Irish uprisings. He
was given the former Tintern Abbey as a home. I note that he had kin in
Audley parish at this time, and it was normal to raise forces in your home
area, he could have taken the early Eardleys with him. He himself certainly
left many descendants in Ireland, as he settled permanently. The
bloodthirsty Sir Nicholas Bagnall of Newcastle under Lyme was Knight
Marshall of Ireland for many years after this, with some Staffordshire
moorland men as captains. It may well have included Eardleys. Sir Nicholas
sold his Dieulacres Abbey lands at Leek to the Rudyard family, this being
the birthplace of barrister Thomas Rudyard, close colleague of William Penn,
and acting Governor of New Jersey.
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