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red mail Evacuees?
My father and his sister were evacuated from Sunderland to Bentham. Any ideas who may have records for the area and of children's homes/ workhouses? Many thanks. Charlie
Posted: 2021
thompson family
looking for info on James and Isabella married in the 1840's and Robert and isabella aged about 50 on 1841 census can't find any Bentham marriages on the IGI. Not sure if it is high or low Bentham are they next to each other?
Posted: 2010, Contact email reconfirmed: 2021
red mail Deans of Greystonegill
Robert and Elizabeth Dean were married in Clapham in 1804, and lived there for some years before moving to Greystonegill near High Bentham, where their later children were born. Their daughter Margaret married Edmund Sykes and they moved to Accrington. Another daughter Mary Ann, married Thomas Taylor from Tatham Fells. I am keen to trace the origins of Robert Dean, and Deborah Dean, possibly his sister, who married William Miller in 1808 at Clapham.
Posted: 2007, Contact email reconfirmed: 2017
red mail Thomas TAYLOR & Mary Ann DEAN
Thomas and Mary Ann Taylor, "late of Thrushgill", were buried at Lowgill 1894 and 1899. Their son Thomas born 1856 married (1) Margaret Carr and (2) Agnes Smith, and in 1891 lived at Butt, High Bentham. By early twentieth century he was a dairyman in Hollands Street Liverpool. His daughter Margaret migrated to Australia and married Ernest Robinson.
Posted: 2005, Contact email reconfirmed: 2017
red mail Re Reading Room & Library
From Cassells Gazetteer c1896 Bentham W Yorks : 1891 Population : 3,841 - Has a reading room and library.
Posted: 2003, Member logged in: 2016
red mail ATKINSON connections
I am interested in sharing family history research with anyone connected to the ATKINSON family of High Bentham. Our research goes back to THOMAS ATKINSON (bap 30 Oct 1748) married ANN MAUDSLEY (1766). Their son JOHN ATKINSON (bap 1767) married (1803)MARY FALDER, their son THOMAS ATKINSON (bap 1806) married (1839)MARY ANN GEARIE/GEARY (born 1819 Kings Somborne, Hants). Thomas and Mary Ann had at least 12 children including: John 1837, Richard 1842,Mary 1845, Elizabeth 1847, Thomas 1848, Lawrence 1849, William 1850, Edward 1851, Harriet 1853, George 1854 (our ancestor), Sarah 1858 and Henry 1860
I am trying to trace Jane Isabella Johnson who married John William Barry. I cannot find her birth or marriage (her husband who came from Ireland has a surname variously listed as Buros, Beryl, Ferry, Barrie)! They feature in the 1871 and 1881 censuses in Manchester with Sarah Ann their daughter whose birth certificate I luckily have.
red mail Richard Sanderson 1813
Lookonig for details of Richard Sanderson and Ruth Graves ancestry.
red mail Leak
Any information regarding Leaks from this area
red mail The Fittons
Why is it that grandfather George Fitton 1844/1923, wife Emma Sophia Fitton 1853/1936 and my father, John Fitton 1902/1939 are buried at Bentham when they all came from Armley, Leeds ?

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