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red mail Martha Fellows Johnson
Looking for information as to where in Castleford, the descendants of Mercy WILLIAMS EVANS FELLOWS (born 1860's) might have lived or where they might be buried. Including her daughter, Martha Fellows JOHNSON (born 1890's, husband Clifford) or Martha's daughter Beryl Johnson SUGGITT. Similar information on Mercy's nieces: Ria PUGH or Gertie BEAN would also be of interest.
red mail Rhodes
My gg grandmother was Jane ? (possibly Smith) married to Thomas Lowther circa 1809. The informant on her death certificate in 1837 was her sister Ann Rhodes. Was Ann in fact Hannah and was Rhodes her maiden or married name. There are two Ann Rhodes in Castleford on the 1841 Census. Can any one tell me more about this family?
red mail Addendum to Search for family of Clifford Evans
Firstly thank you to the two amazing ladies who posted such detailed responses to my previous post. As an addendum, I am looking to find out if John William Evans (1885) and Alice Mary Spikins (born 1886 died 1967 Castleford age 81) (married Feb 11 1925, All Saints, Castleford) had any children together. Also if John and Alice had any brothers and sisters. Many thanks
red mail Looking for the Family of Clifford Evans
Hi. I am looking for the family of Clifford Evans. He was born in around 1925 and lived in Rhodes Street in Castleford. He worked at Avery Foundery as an Iron Moulder we think and his dad was John William Evans, a pottery worker. He married Jean Harrison in 1956, her father was a scrap merchant and horse slaughterer. Looking for details of any family, parents, descendants or siblings, alive or deceased.
Harold (Bob) HARRISON
I am trying to find further information on Harold (Bob) HARRISON. He was born c1920 in Castleford, Yorkshire. His parents were Arthur and Ellen nee BULLOCK.
red mail Watson
Ben WATSON, Mayor of Wakefield 1889, stated in an interview that he came from good Yorkshire stock. Born 1826 at Lumby, West Riding. His father a Farmer of Sholes and his Grandfather the Host and owner of the Keel Inn, Bridge Street, Castleford. A property, Ben said, that has been in the Watson family for the past century. Any further information appreciated John
red mail krawshaw
Iam trying to locate ivy and walter krawshaw of mirfield. regards David.
red mail watson family
Iam trying to locate the Watson family of cutsyke Castleford Kathleen 1910. ivy 1912. William 1920. Donald 1922. regards David.
red mail William Burdon of Castleford and Newcastle
Hi I have a friend who is 100 years old. I was telling her about tracing my family tree and she said she would love to know more about her Fathers background so I said I would have a go. His name is William Burdon and she thinks he was from the Newcastle area, he married Honour Benn at Castleford Parish Church around about 1895 to 1898 and was 21 at the time he died of TB around 1930. My friends name is Ivy and she was born in 1912, she had a sister called Alice and several brothers Fred , William, Richard and Joseph she would really like to know who his parents were and how he ended up in Castleford
red mail Mannion/Field
Lookinh for info on Jane Mannion family, sisters, Ellen and Kate and Jane's husband Ernest Field with siblings, Selina, George. There were more siblings. Jane and her husband Ernest emmigrated to Canada in 1927. Stephanie Alberta, Canada
red mail boot dealer castleford england prior up to 1925
I am looking for information about Harry Wetherill and his family who ran Wetherill's Boot Dealers at 119 Carlton Street Castleford until 1925. Also information about his residence 'Laurel Villa' Beancroft Road, Castleford. These properties were sold in 1925
red mail Ball Family
I am looking for information on Henry maybe Harry Ball who married Annie Forey and had at least 8 children, lived in Albion Street Castleford, Annie died in Jan 1953 aged 61 but I cannot find any record of her birth or marriage.
red mail Brady Family
I am trying to find any info on my G/Grandfather William Albert Brady I know he moved up from Bristol about 1900 to Castleford,he lived in Ashton Rd and was later to move out to Hillam and become a Master market gardener. His wife was Helen Kate,they had 7 children Lilly,Albert,Elsie,Hilda,Irene(my G/mother)Evelyn,and Olive. Are their any living relatives with info about the Family. Ray
red mail Wigglesworth
I am looking for information on the Wigglesworth family from the Castleford area. Richard Wigglesworth, b1845 d1929, and wife Sarah Harriet Morris, b1848 d1931, raised a large family there (children William, Eliza Jane, Joseph Morris, Alice, Richard, John Robinson, Polly/Mary, and Maggie/Cis?). Richard's parents were William Wigglesworth, b~1818 d1883, and Eliza Robinson, b1812 d 1868. Richard was a glassworker, as was his father William, late in life. William was also a lime burner, c 1867, and a game watcher at Parlington Hall in Aberford, circa 1851. I would love to share information if you are a descendant or know more. Thank you!
looking for relitives of James Skitt born 1870 d 1947 in castleford, had 14 kids,he was a miner lived in nicolson st castleford, edith 1892, annie 1894, (richard 1895, killed WW1) mary 1898. hilda 1899,sarah 1901, john1903, mable 1905 rosie 1907, james edward 1909, maude(molly)1910, norah1915, harold 1915,died infant,olga 1918 james skitt marr ellen kelly at castleford 1892 ellen died in Leeds 1943 age 71 james/ellen were living apart
red mail Hart/Price
I am trying to find the parents (or relatives) of Jean Hart of lock lane Castleford.born 1935 We know she was the youngest of 13 and her mothers maiden. who's name was Price, died while she was young. Her father was still alive in about 1957 and was the landlord of a pub (though no idea which one or where)
red mail ryebread house castleford
looking for any reference of ryebreadhouse castleford or Shillito family circa 1841
red mail Please help! I need to find who this girl was
A girl lived at 13 The walk, Mount Walk, Castleford during the early 1900's.The girl lived with her mother, father and their 6 or 7 children, she was the youngest child. The house was a railway cottage back then and the railway line ran through the back garden. She lost her leg in an accident on the railway line.
red mail Charlotte Wainwright-Castleford
Great Grandmother, Charlotte Wainwright, born 1802, married Charles Smith 1832. Cannot locate any additional information about her. Would like her parents full names and if possible, any siblings and grandparents names. I have all information coming forward to present day.
red mail Powell Castleford
Researching Francis Powell b 1893 in cas , 1912 emigrated to usa , with a friend of his called George Frederick Boggett both 19 years old. Accompanied by a Rev Walter Feith. does anyone know anything of these people, what became of them,any scrap of info might be a big help.
red mail Joseph Davis, Yorkshire
Looking for any info on my great grandfather Joseph Davis. Born 1862 in the City of York. Married Emma Townend in 1888. According to Joseph's marriage certificate, his father was also called Joseph Davis (engine driver). I have come to a dead end in finding info about Joseph before his marriage to Emma. If anyone can help it would be much appreciated.
red mail Samuel Wood Elizabeth Bellwood
Samuel Wood,born about 1784 in Castleford, married Elizabeth Bellwood (born 1787) of Pontefract on 12 December 1808 at St Giles, Pontefract. Any information about Samuel would be appreciated as I have come to a brick wall!
red mail Amy Taylor, Castleford, Yorks
I am searching for the family of Amy Taylor who came from Castleford. I believe she had brothers involved in mining and also rugby! Amy is my grandmother. She had one son, Richard, and until her death at age 50 (?) she ran a boarding house in Blackpool. Diana
red mail Searching St Paul
Hi, I am seeking information on the St Paul family who lived in the Castleford in the 1850's. Henry St Paul (saddler) migrated to Australia with his family in 1854.
red mail Baguley
Thomas Baguley was born in Catterick about 1867. In the early 1940,s he was living in Castleford.I would appreciate any information
red mail Commercial Inn. High Street. Castleford
Searching for the Atkinson / Heseltine family who owned the Commercial Inn c1914.
red mail Samuel Atkinson and Margaretta Heseltine
Searching for Samuel Atkinson and Margaretta (Maggie) Heseltine.(Our Grandparents). Family used to Own The Commercial Inn (42 High Street. Castleford). Looking for any family members of the Atkinson family Samuel 1882, Susan 1874, Elizabeth 1880, Ada 1877, George 1887 and Richard 1890. Heseltine family - Margaretta c1890.
red mail Bateson
I am looking for information on the date of my great grandfathers death he was born in 1886 his name was George William Bateson, he was also known as "Butcher"Bateson or "Cuddie"Bateson
red mail Bellas
Interested in Bellas family. Robert Bellas born about 1752 married Mary Frost, children Mary Ann Bellis born about 1788 and John Bellas about 1777 in Castleford. Mary Ann transported as Convict to Australia. I am descendant of Mary Anne.
red mail Information on Lay Preachers
I am looking for information on Lay Preachers circa 1930's. Regions include, Whitwood mere,methley, Castleford, three lane ends.I am hoping to do a write up on them depending on what i can find out. I also know that a lay preacher was in my family at some point. Any help would be gratefully recieved. Hope to hear from you :O)
red mail wesley villas/attwater
My grandmother Elizabeth Attwater died in 1905 at Wesley villas. Her husband was a Wesleyan minister. Does anyone know anything about this address or about the family, especially the children. My mother was Muriel Attwater born 1898 at Skipton. Thanks
red mail Jennings
Researching Jennings(1860-date) in Castleford.Earlier dates in Methley,Rothwell,Sandal Magna,Stanley etc.Also connected names,Land, Townend,Jones Webster.
Info on George Shillito born 1887 Castleford. Died 6 Oct 1915 Ypres.Known to have lived at 36 Charles St Castleford
red mail Family search
I am interested in tracing my fathers(Samuel) ancestors his father was Herbert Archer Holland born in 1906 in Lock Lane Castleford Herbert's mother we believe was Annie Elizabeth but His father was unknown we were always told that his middle name Archer had something to do with his father anyone who can help please contact me thank-you
red mail Family tree
I am trying to trace the family tree of my father, John Theodore Hoof, who was born in Castleford (Glasshouse) in 1927. I believe he had a brother Stanley and a sister Kathleen/Kathryn but I do not know if they are older or younger than my father. My Grandparents names are John Henry Hoof and Sarah Hoof, and I think my Grandfather may have moved from Ketley, Shropshire to Castleford between 1901 (that name appears on the census record) and 1920. If any one can throw any light on this for me I will be very grateful. Thank you, Nic
Stark of Castleford
I have details on the Stark family who were involved in glass-making in Castleford in the mid 1800s. Willing to share info.
red mail Wood family - Castleford/Whitwood Mere Area
My Grandmother Annie Wood was born in 1910, when she married my Grandfather in 1935 she had no further contact with her side of the family. Her parents were Henry (b.1878) and Fanny (b.1886, nee Brown). Any information would be gratefully received. I have photos of Fanny and three of her other children - Ernest, George and Selina.
red mail Poole, Jarvis, Davis, Andrews, Evans
I am searching for Poole and Jarvis family who came to Castleford from Bilston, Willenhall, Wolverhampton around 1878. My great grandfather was James Jarvis and had a brother called William Jarvis who married Susannah (may have been Poole). My grandmother was Harriet Jarvis whose parents were Sarah Ann Davis (nee Andrews born around 1840) and William Henry Davis (born around 1840)of Wolverhampton. Sarah Ann's father was called William Andrews but I do not know her mother's name. William's father was called Thomas Davis and he had a brother also called Thomas. If you are searching any of the above please contact me.
red mail Sidwell Family
Any information on the Sidwell family of Castleford/Pontefract, especially William Sidwell born abt 1790? wife's name Anne. Blacksmith by trade.
red mail EDWIN LINK Town Cryer
looking for any info or photos of EDWIN LINK born 1822 Wakefield married twice SARAH ? (4 children) & KEZIA LODGE (9 children) He was Castleford's Town Cryer on the 1881 Census as well as a Medical Botanist. Thanks
red mail JEPSON
Interested to contact anyone with connections to William or John Jepson from Whitwood Mere/Castleford. William was married to Sarah Ann and John to Mary Elizabeth
red mail John Carr
I am looking for information on John Carr (born George Ayre in Dublin but grew up in County Durham) and Florence Mary Benford and her daughter Sarah Ellen (Nell) Benford of Kettering Northamptonshire. John and Florence lived in the Castleford / Rotherham area between 1905 and 1920 as John and Florence Carr. Their eldest child George was born in Castleford in 1905 after which they moved to Rotherham where Florence, Thomas and Elizabeth were born. John was married as George Ayre to a lady called Margaret and it is believed they had a son. Any information on any of these people would be appreciated.
red mail james weston bowes
would like details of james weston bowes aged 20 buried in Castleford New Cemetary in 1940 after dying in Warrington, and his sisters heather and constance margaret b.1921 in Castleford brought up in church of england and their illegitimate father
red mail John Weston Bowes
Am looking for details of John Weston Bowes buried in 1940 at Castleford New Cemetary and his sisters Constance Margaret b.1921 and Heather. Would also like details of their father who was illegitimate
red mail Pool(e) and Jarvis Family in Castleford and nearby
I am researching the Poole and Jarvis family who originally came from Bilston and Willenhall in Staffordshire and who moved to Castleford in approx 1884/1885. William Pool(e)born 1859,Bilston, Staffs who married married Emma Wood from Topliffe. They had 9 Children. Clara (1884), Sophie (1885), John William (1887), Frank (1889), Fergus (1890), James (1892), Samuel (1896), Charles (1898) and George (1900). Also William's sister Susannah (1852 Bilston)who married William Jarvis (1848 Bilston)they moved to Castleford around 1878. If anyone is researching these families please get in touch. Best regards Christine
I am seeking information on a Joseph Harling born between 1780-1790. He died in 1845 in Whitwood Mere Castleford. He was married twice his first wife was Elizabeth Smith from the Featherstone area who died in 1819. His second wife was Mary(Ann)Braim possibly from either Castleford or Knottingley Joseph's sons help found the Harling Pottery in Whitwood Mere
red mail probert
looking for information further down the line of proberts.herbert probert and wife hilda probert from 'castleford',yorkshire had two of which is my father, Alan probert. now residing in scarborough, yorkshire.i'd love to find out any information of the proberts before my grandad.
red mail taskers
I am trying to find any information on the Taskers from Castleford West Yorkshire, i believe some were Plumbers
I am trying to find more information about the above surnames. My grandfather was called George Henry Chappell and he married my grandmother Olga Firth. My great grandfather was George Chappell who married Eliza Brain and my great great grandfather was called Henry Chappell who also married an Eliza we believe and are all from the Castleford area. My grandmother's parents were William Firth and Ethel Flecther and Williams parents were David and Annie (we believe). I do not know who Ethel's parents are. Again they were from Castleford/Methley area.
I am trying to find information in relation the above surnames. My great grandmother's name was Tryphina Spink and she married Harry Newsome in 1908. I am trying to find out information about their parents/ brothers/ sisters etc. Tryphina's dad was called John and his wife was Eliza Ann but I do not have a surname for her. Harrys parents were called George Newsome and Martha Kirk.
red mail Green; Watson
Any information on a Thomas Watson who married Elizabeth Green at Kippax 1757..Probable children Thomas 1759,George 1761,Prudence 1765, Charles 1768, Richard 1772, Ann 1774. Thankyou John
red mail Gardiners
I am looking for any information on a Samuel Gardiner born abt 1860 in Gloucestershire, who was living in Castleford between 1881 amd 1891. He was living with Selina Gardiner (aka Young). They had four children, Kate, Emily, Charles and Alice Ada.
red mail Arthurs
Help needed tracing my Yorkshire family, my Gt.Gt.Gt. Grandparents were James Arthurs & Grace Arthurs ( nee Speight) who's daughter, Selina, married my Gt.Gt. Grandfather Charles Wood on the 15th.Oct.1871, at Whitwood Mere, their daughter Pheobe (my Grandmother) was born 3rd.April 1880,at Whitwood Mere, she married my Grandfather Herbert Cook,( from Lowestoft) on the 25th.Dec.1902, at St. Lukes Church, Victoria Docks, Westham & Essex. Any information on James & Grace Arthurs, or the Speight Family would be much appriciated.
red mail Watson
Want information on the Keel Inn, Watson family. Innkeeper's being- Elizabeth Watson 1822; John Watson 1803; Thomas Watson 1784; Ann Watson 1778; Thomas Watson 1771. A brother Richard Watson was Licensee in 1822 of the Old Griffin Inn, Castleford New Bridge....Thanks John
red mail STANSILL
Hi i am researching the Stansill family who originated in Oxton Notts and later moved to Castleford any help welcome regards Adrian
red mail DIBB
Looking for anyone who has connections to the Dibb family from castleford area.
red mail Horne
Searching for family links in the Wakefield / Castleford / Yorkshire area. My Tree so far from the top... Joshua Horne b8/12/1782 = Ann Jackson b28/2/1798 Joshua Horne b19/4/1830 = Elizabeth Petty b2/10/1829 John Francis Horne b6/11/1868 = Dorothy McHugh b 2/11/1870 John Arthur Horne b3/10/1907 = Freda Hughes b21/3/1913 Living Horne Living Horne Living Horne If you can link to this or want more details or can supply me with any info on other connections etc please let me know.
red mail sherborne
hi l am looking for any one who lived in alfred street way back in the late 1920 to 1933 who knew a family called charles and martha sherborne also had a daugther named audrey lived at no15
red mail Herbert/Phelps
I am searching for any members of the Herbert/Phelps family in the Normanton/Castelford areas. These are my husbands direct decendant and we would love to hear from them..
red mail Mills, Rose
Old faded letter written by my gr. grandfather's niece Rose Mills from Allerton Bywater Castleford, mentions the death of her father. Letter is not dated. He died in the month of September. Letter was probably written in the very early 1900s to William Mills in Fort Wayne, Indiana USA. Rose Mills is my only clue to finding my Mills family in Castleford.
red mail Jones-- Mason -- Price
Any family conections that lived in the Glasshoughton Castleford area, these family's move to the area in the early nineteen hundreds all believed to come from Staffordshire any bits of information my help
red mail HEPWORTH
Searching for family of Joseph Hepworth - Insurance agent. Joseph was born about 1865 and had a daughter Sarah born 1890 she married Robert Cole in 1918 in Pontefract, Yorkshire. Unfortunately this is all the details I have have for this side of my family but would love to find out more about Sarah's family.
red mail Glass Industry
Does anyone have any info on the Glass Blowing Industry in Castleford during the 1880s. Maybe names of firms in the area.
red mail Clayton, Harry
Looking for info on Harry Clayton, brother of Louise Clayton of Castleford, Kippax, Leeds. Harry had red, curly hair and may now be deceased.
red mail Brooke Family
I am searching for the family of Nellie Elizabeth Brooke maiden name Mewis she was born in Lichfield, Staffordshire in 1923 and died in Pontefract in 1999. She also had 2 brothers Charles Thomas Mewis and William Ernest Mewis and an unknown sister who married Norman Ypres Jarvis in Staffordshire. Any help with finding any family members would be appreciated. Ellen
red mail wyke family
I'm looking for any information about Philip Wyke and his wife Laura who lived in Glebe Street in the early part of the 1900's.
red mail Sykes
Looking for any relatives of John Sykes (b.1792) & Susannah Gill (b.1811). John was born in Mere, Whitwood, Castleford.
red mail clarkson family
I am looking for info re Reuben Clarkson born 1848 in Thorparch.He married Mary Anne Tyzack in 1869.They had 10 children:-Clare,Emily,Fanny,Vola,Alfred,Dick,Cecelia,Laura,Reuben and Lucy.Lucy was my grandmother,she married Abraham Harrison in Dec 1904,they had one child,my mother Gwendoline
red mail Peace/Pease Family
Does anybody have any info please on any Peace/Pease ancestors from the Castleford area of West Yorkshire?
red mail Fowler Family
Hi. Looking for any details about the family of James Fowler born in 1871 and married to Jane Allen in 1894.
butter factor
can any one help? what trade is a butter factor,it is on a cencus return and also the chaps marriage cert. I initially thought it was factory but not so sure if its stated on both documents, his wife was a butter factor agent?thanks
red mail Watson/ Licensed Victualler
Richard Watson born Kippax, died Nov.1839; wife Dina Sandford of Boston,Linconshire died Oct. 1845; both interred Castleford Churchyard. Richard was reputed to be the publican/owner of both the 'Griffin' and the 'Keel' Inns at Castleford. He also ran Keels a type of vessel used in transport on the canal between Goole and Leeds. I would appreciate any information on the Watson family in the area.....John
red mail William Liversedge Briggs
I'm looking for a William Liversedge Briggs born in 1850 in Castleford. His parents were Richard Liversedge and Mary Briggs. He was an engine driver in a 1881 census living in Castleford. He later moved to Hull with his wife Louisa and had six children Edith Clare, Rachael G, Rose A, Harriet, Ralph William and Walter. I'd be interested in any information about him or his family.
I would like to make contact with anyone researching the Kirby family of Castleford & Whitwood. They came to the Castleford area from Tadcaster around the 1880's - 1890's.
I would like to make contact with anyone researching the Barnes family of Castleford & Allerton Bywater.
red mail Butterfield
Seeking any information on Edwin and Walter Butterfield.
red mail Lowther / Smith / Rhodes Castleford
Seeking contact with any one connected to the family of Thomas and Jane Lowther from Castleford Yorkshire. Jane Smith married Thomas Lowther a waterman in Yorkshire in Feb 1809. Probably in York or Hull. I would like to confirm that I have the correct marriage for this couple. The informant on Jane's death certificate was her sister Ann Rhodes. Could be Hannah and from Castleford. Between 1810 and 1825 they had five sons: John, James, William, Edward & Henry. James was a boot maker and died in the union work house in 1884. Henry became a potter and earthenware manufacture. Edward came to Australia. John may have become a waterman and William a tailor. I would love to hear from any one searching this family.
Trying to find any information.
Looking for any Haram/Aram families in the area,as mine -spelt both ways and also using two Rs were there in the 18c
red mail Byfords Of Castleford And Leeds
My earliest Byford, Samuel , was born c1750, we do not know where he was born. My William born c1780 was married to Elizabeth England in 1799 at Whitewood Mere, Castleford. The family became potters in the area and London

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