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In Saddleworth, Yorkshire, England, they came from Standishfoot, or foot of Standish or Standedge or Stand Edge Foot and they might have been called Scholefield. Letters in this name keep getting dropped.
The father, Arthur, was a spectacle maker who died in 1812 at about 78 years of age leaving to his children about 25 pounds sterling. (New London County Genealogical and Biographical Record, p. 301)
The sons, Arthur and John came to America. Later on, their brother Isaac came to America and was a sucessful merchant.