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red mail SMITHs of GREAT HARWOOD
Would like to share genealogy information for the SMITHs of Great Harwood ... Robert, born about 1809 owned several mills in the 1800s. His wife was Mary WEARING born 1814. Carol, Canada
red mail Sanderson/Hope
My Grandfather Albert Edward Sanderson was born in Great Harwood on 1/30/1896 to Albert Sanderson and Amy Maria Sanderson (formally Hope). My Great-Grandfather's naturalization papers say that he was born in Great Harwood on 9/30/1866. My Grandfather had two sisters- Bertha who died as an infant approx-1894 and May or Mary born about 1/27/1890-1895. I have no information on Amy Hope except that she may have been related to the Mercer family.
Calvert
I am looking for a ISABELLA CALVERT born 30/05/1819 pass away in 1879
red mail Cumberlidge
Iam looking for decendents of Tom Cumberlidge born in Lutterworth Leicestershire in 1853 married Mary Ann Chamberlain of Burton Hastings 1877 they had 6 children 2 who were born at Great Harwood Lancashire
red mail Greenhalgh, Henrietta and Robert / Harwood Lancashire
Looking for links to my Great Grandmother Henrietta Greenhalgh nee ?, and Great Grandfather Robert Greenhalgh. Henrietta was born around 1875 in Harwood(?) Lancashire and died at the age of 51 (about 1926). They had 4 children, Irene Phoebe Greenhalgh b 2 Oct 1916 (my grandmother), Earnest, Harold and Jack/James (this person married and had two children, Peter and David). My mother is seeking to contact long lost cousins, any info appreciated, with thanks, Amanda .
red mail Goodwin, Knee
Looking for descendants of Bridget Knee born Ireland in 1842 married Thomas Goodwin at Preston in 1862 moved to Blackburn about 1865.
red mail Noah
My husband recalls visiting an Uncle Noah in the 1950s in either Great Harwood or Clayton le Moors. We don't know his surname or his age then. We only have a note written by his mother which is partly missing. It says "Mary Jane, Elizabeth Ellen and Noah were children of Thomas and ........ Clayton of Lancashire, relatives of Mary Ann (Archer). They had another daughter don't know her name, she was married with children John, Thomas and Alice.". We are not sure if "Clayton" above was their surname, or where they lived. Any help in finding the above, in particular Noah, greatly appreciated. Mary Ann Archer was born 1884 in Clayton le Moors, mother Margaret Ann Crossley or Whittaker, father Frederick Archer. In 1891 she lived at 42 Victor Street, and in 1901 at 59 Grange Street, with grandmother Ann Crossley and Jane Shaw (nee Crossley) and husband Milton Shaw. Grandma Ann had married Noah Crossley who died in 1886.
red mail Coopers of Great Harwood
looking for descendants of Mary A Cooper,born 30th July 1884 in Great Harwood,Lancashire....possibly married Joseph Watson in 1901 at Rishton
red mail Knee family in Gt Harwood
looking for descendants of Knee family from Gt Harwood in Lancashire
red mail Thomas Clarke Boardman
Am looking for any information on Thomas Clarke Boardman born c1921. His father was named Edward. In 1942 Thomas was described as a lorry driver for the local authority and Edward was described as a Gas Worker's Stoker. Their address at that time was 11 Hartley Street, Gt Harwood.
SMALLEY
Esther SMALLEY c 1733 in Croston, Lancs daughter of Alexander & Martha married 17 May 1733 Blackburn. This Alexander is probably that b Great Harwood Bet. 1710 - 1711 and married Martha or Margaret YATES
red mail Edward Jones
I am trying to locate Edward Jones or any of his family, i do not know if he was born in Great Harwood but did live there with his parents in 1950, he was born about 1930 and had a brother and sister, i think were called John and Elizabeth, around the time of the late 40s and early 50s he was in the army, possibly the Ghurka's, if anyone doe's know of any information at all could they please let me know as this is of a great family matter, thankyou.
red mail Rosbottom family Great Harwood
I am looking for my Paternal Grandmother's relations, the Rosbottoms who are listed on the 1901 census at 45 Club Street, Great Harwood. The family consisted of Richard (Father), Maria (mother, nee Williams), 6 daughters - Lizzy, Eda, Margaret Ellen (who married John Wilding and had a son, Thomas), Roseannah, Ruth and Rachel (my grandma, known as "Nan". She died in 1971) and two boys - Emanuel and Hurbert. Richard had a twin brother Thomas and a younger sister, Alice. I have found a link to Alice's descendants. Rachel married a man called Harold Brooks Pedley in March 1916 at Mount Zion Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Great Harwood. At the time she lived at 6 Princess Street, Great Harwood and he came from Rishton (his family originally were quarrymen from Facit. For some reason (the big family secret!!!!), she left Harold and moved to Rothwell in West Yorkshire where she met the man who was my grand-father (I never met him, he died in 1948 - 7 years before I was born). This is the reason for my search, I have very little knowledge of this branch of my family since Rachel never spoke of her family, save for her big sister Margaret Ellen, who I met a couple of times almost 40 years ago! The Wilding family she married lived in Clayton-le-Moors, Accrington or Oswaldtwistle. Can anyone help me please?
red mail Starkies.
Harry starkie born 1900 in great harwood son of james starkies born 1862 billington mother jane aspin born 1862 blackburn, also had 2 daughters mary born 1885 blackburn Ada born 1891.james parents where james starkie born 1922? blackburn mother susannah wensley born 1924? blackburn. susannah parents were thomas and sarah wensley. I think james and susannah had 10 children including james, but have been drawn to an halt cant get any further back. and would like to get further and dig deeper into the family history.
red mail Starkie
James Starkie (parents Richard Starkie & Alice Hayhurst)& Susannah Wensley (parents Thomas Wensley & Sarah ?Wilson), both born in the Blackburn area, married at Church Kirk, also lived in Billington, Roughlee and Great Harwood. Both are buried in St Bartholomew's Church Great Harwood. I have traced the family of their fourth son (my 2Great Grandather) but would like to find out more about their other children.
red mail MARY SMITH
Looking for information on MARY SMITH of GREAT HARWOOD. She was born c1832 Great Harwood. Would love to know who her parents were! She married Henry Rydeard (bn c 1832 Billington) between 1851 and 1861 and they had MARY ANN RYDEARD in 1865 at 39 Church Street, Great Harwood. Anyone who recognises Mary please contact me... as I am at the dreaded brick wall with her! Thanks
red mail Rydeard Rhydehard Rydeheard Redierd Neale family
Looking for James Rydeard (b c1802 Billington, Lanc) who married Alice / and / or Betty. They lived at Painter Wood Row Billington in the 1841 census. They had son Henry Rydeard c1832 in Billington, lanc. By 1851 they had moved to Great Harwood Village, lanc. Henry married Mary Smith (b c 1832 Great Harwood) and on 24 March 1865 their daughter Mary Ann Rydeard was born. She went on to marry William Joseph John Neale - who was a cotton winding master in Great Harwood. Anyone who has come across any of these people please get in touch! Thanks,
red mail Rachel Sumner
I believe my grandmother called Rachel Sumner came from Great Harwood. I have no more information though she must have been born around 1890 give or take 10 years.
red mail Cronshaw
Looking for connections with Martha Cronshaw, born Great Harwood 18 March 1779 -- father probably John -- married Thomas Robinson in St Bartholomew's 2 March 1802. Ronnie.
red mail Neale family
Hi - I am looking for information on Frank Joseph Neale (born 1897) and Hannah Standish Neale (nee Atherton) born 1903 both of Great Harwood (they subsequently moved to Notts)? If anyone has information to share it would be much appreciated.

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