One-Name Study for Hoyland
This website records the study of the Hoyland surname. It began with my own Hoyland ancestors from Yorkshire but will have a global scope, eventually spreading out to Hoylands around the world. The study is registered with the Guild of One-Name Studies and will look for anyone with the name Hoyland.
If you have any Hoyland stories, records or other information you would like to share please get in touch.
I am also keen to hear from any Hoylands who have done or would like to do a Y-DNA test.
My inspiration for embarking on this search through time and place for Hoyland people was the centenary of my late mother Rachel Hoyland who was born in Sheffield, Yorkshire on 16th July 1916.
NEWS - DNA matches show links between Hoyland families, proving a common ancestor - more on this to follow
12/13 December 1966
George HOYLAND, hurrier age 22, was killed on the first day of the Oaks Colliery disaster, an explosion which killed 334 miners. On the second day a rescue party went down the mine to search for possible survivors. George's father, Alfred HOYLAND, age 52, was a day man at the colliery. He insisted on being included in the rescue even though he had lost an arm in an accident only two weeks earlier. A second explosion killed all but one of the rescuers, including Alfred, taking the total deaths to 361 men and boys.
20 Dec 1787
Joseph HOYLAND apothecary, married Margaret ENGLISH at Ackworth, Yorkshire
22 Dec 1901
William HOYLAND married Florence TAYLOR at Sheffield. He was a stone quarryman before WW1. He died 31 July 1917 at Ypres, Belgium
23 Dec 1940
Sisters Alice Hoyland and Mary Platt (nee Hoyland) were among the casualties of the 1940 Blitz in Manchester. They were both killed along with Mary's 27 year old daughter, Mabel