Elsie & Fred Wigglesworth and Gladys & Denis Riley at the wedding of George & Margaret at Adel Church, 2 April 1956

Wigglesworth and Riley family history

Including some local history of Dethick, Lea & Holloway, and northern Matlock (Derbyshire)

Wigglesworth WIGGS Riley Local history Links

Denis Riley
Leeds Rileys

Denis and Gladys on their wedding day
Denis and Gladys on their wedding day
61 years later
Denis and Gladys 61 years later

In 1929 Denis Riley married Gladys Barratt.   Here are just some ancestral records of their respective families starting with Denis and later the Hezmalhalch and Mallons.

1 This is a brief account of the Leeds Rileys over 200 years.

2 These are childhood memories of Denis himself.

3 Hezmalhalch 1699-1999. Denis’s grandfather was Charles Hezmalhalch Pounder and this led me to research everyone with that intriguing name. Always very rare, today there is only one surviving family in the UK plus a handful in the USA.

4 Manchester Mallons, Engine Fitters and their families in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. They all worked at Beyer Peacock’s Gorton Foundry.

5 Maudes, The Maudes of Burley-in-Wharfedale and Otley, an account of one small branch from the mid 1500s on.




Copyright George & Margaret Wigglesworth 2006