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John S. Chatterton's second wife and mother 1796
John S. Chatterton b. 1769 christened in Holmfirth, married 1796 Lydia Moorhouse of Kirkburton. She d. 1802 and he married Sarah _____ (1783-1868). He was a weaver, who came to live in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania sometime after 1816. His family joined him there in 1821. John died in Philadelphia in 1827. His father appears to have been Jonathan Chatterton, christened 1739/1741 in Holmfirth and died in Honley in 1815, but who was his mother?
Posted: 2021
red mail GREENWOOD
I am trying to find out more about my family history - I have traced Harry Stanley Greenwood to Holmfirth where he died in 1980. He married Alice who I think may have died as he later married Barbara. He had one daughter Anne who married Raymond in 1960. The trail goes very cold after Harry despite extensive searching so any help would be gratefully received!
Posted: 2019, Member logged in: 2021
Taylor /Shaw
Information required on the family of Christopher Taylor c 1855 Crakehall Yorkshire and his wife Annie Shaw C 1855 Moray Scotland.Known children Harriet c 1880 William c 1882 both born Barden Moor. Joseph c1884 born Slack West Yorkshire ,Jane Ellen c 1886 and Alexander c 1888 Burnley area Lancashire.(There may be other children)Christopher died c 1896 Hade Edge area of Holmfirth. Any info on what happened to the family after his death,gratefully accepted. The family appeared to move in connection to work which may be connected to resevoires.
Posted: 2008, Member logged in: 2021
Ellen Rowbottom was born in Holmfirth in 1812 to George and Nelly Rowbottom. She married Joseph Yates at Manchester Cathedral 12th December 1830. I am interested in tracing anyone who has these Rowbottoms in their family tree and also in discovering Nelly Rowbottom's maiden name.
Posted: 2008, Member logged in: 2021
Firth family, Holmfirth area
I am researching the Firth family who originate from the Holmfirth area (perhaps there is a clue in the name?). I have got as far back as David Firth (could be Daniel - not clear from handwritten register), who lived in Bradshaw and was according to the 1841 census born in 1781. His wife is named as Ruth Firth (nee Thewlis) born 1775. According to the 1861 census they had 2 sons John Firth born 1808 in Austonley and Joseph born 1816. John's wife is named as Alice (nee Moody), born 1813 in Upperthong. Does anyone have any information on the family, or anything which might help me to trace earlier generations? Many thanks if you can help!
Posted: 2011, Member logged in: 2020
red mail Shaw, Joseph
Joseph Shaw b abt 1820 in Yorkshire. Joseph was indicted in the Yorkshire Assizes, Lent 1842 No.55: Joseph late of Castle of York, labourer on 12 Jan 1842 at Kirk Burton, caught stealing woollen goods of George Ives in a mill and building of Joseph Ives. He was found guilty & transported for 10 years to Van Diemens Land (Tasmania). The Hulk Register "Fortitude" Hulk, Chatham states 'Joseph Shaw 26, Burglary, York 2 March 1842, 10 years, married with 2 children, shoemaker. In prison before VDL per "Emily" 20 June 1842. We have had no luck tracing any relations from his time in England, he left a wife and 2 children before being transported as a convict and he never returned to England. He was allowed to marry again in Tasmania and went on to have extensive family. We would like to hear from anyone with any further information on his parents, siblings, wife and children from his time prior to transportation in 1842.
Posted: 2011, Member logged in: 2019
red mail Gerald Bamforth, son of Harry
Looking for any information on Gerald Bamforth, born around 1926, son of Harry bamforth and Agnes (nee Coles). He would be a long lost uncle of mine.
Posted: 2005, Member logged in: 2017
Looking for other descendents of this THEWLIS family, as detailed in the 1841 census: Hinchliffe Mill, Holmfirth, Almondbury Betty Thewlis, 50, clothier, born in county Mary Thewlis, 25, clothier, born in county Thomas Thewlis, 20, clothier, born in county Jane Thewlis, 20, clothier, born in county Thornton Thewlis, 15, clothier, born in county Ann Thewlis, 15, clothier, born in county Elizabeth Thewlis, 12, clothier, born in county JOE THEWLIS, 10, born in county David Thewlis, 6, born in county Betty Thewlis, 1, born in county I am researching the descendents of Joe and would be pleased to hear from anyone, to compare notes and exchange information.
Posted: 2010, Contact email reconfirmed: 2016
red mail Caple
Eleanor Howell b 1843 married 1873 to George Baker Caple b 1841 USA,Child Bertha born Holmfirth 1875.George was a United Methodist Free Church Minister when living in Camborne Cornwall.
red mail Holmfirth Parish Records
I wonder if anyone has access to the Parish Records for Holmfirth? I would be really grateful to find out if there is a record of a Nancy or Nanny Downs born around 1812. The IGI Batch numbers for Holmfirth start in 1813, frustratingly. I am wondering if she could be the daughter of William Downes and his wife Betty. Nancy married Joseph Cartwright in Mottram in Longdendale, Cheshire but she claimed to have been born in Holmfirth. Joseph may also have been from there as there are a few Cartwrights listed.

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