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Yorkshire Surname Pages
Originally Compiled by
Tana Willis Johnson and now maintained by Magdalena Gorrell Guimaraens

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Joy BROADHEAD is researching the descendants of Jonas BROADHEAD 

Shelia in California and Caryl in Norfolk are both interested in the CHALLIS family of Stocksbridge.

Willis CHALLIS married Violet CARR:  if you know more about this CARR family please get in touch
with Evelyn

I am the daughter of Colin HAWLEY. He is the only son of Eric Hawley. Eric's father was Henry HAWLEY.
His father was Joseph who was born in 1854 in Far Field Sheffield. His parents were Joseph and Frances who came from Bolsterstone.

Anyone interested in the FRENCH/SHAW/TINGLE connection of Grenoside please get in touch with John COUSENS


"I am very interested in Benjamin and Sarah Micklethwaite who lived for a period at Onesacre School. And their daughter Harriet who married Robert Braithwaite (or Breathwate as it appeared in one Census schedule); Benjamin's father was John Micklethwaite who married Elizabeth (This name is currently uncertain and could be Yates or Brown) in 1791; John was a Clothier at Hunshelf. 

Hilary's website is here

Randa HIRST in Canada is researching HIRST and MOORHOUSE. 
Her grand-parents: Thomas HIRST ca. 1852 and Emma MOORHOUSE 1862 lived in Hunshelf, Bradfield and Deepcar.

Some of Cathy CLARKE's ancestors were the RIMINGTONS (-WILSON) of Broomhead Hall. 
She has a web site here http://www.myers.orcon.net.nz 

Dot SHAW is also researching the SHAWs of Bolsterstone. Her husband is my 2nd. cousin once removed. Descends from John SHAW and Hannah MALLINSON through James SHAW and Mary COCKSHOTT through Harry SHAW and Margaret SIDEBOTTOM.

Joy LEWIS is researching the ELLISONs of Bolsterstone. Thomas ELLISON and Martha IBBOTSON are her GG-grand-parents.

Nick BATTY  is looking for links with the BATTY's who lived at Crimbles Farm, Hunshelf.

Catherine DUNCOMBE  is researching Henry TWIGG who starts christening children at Bolsterstone in 1879.

Lisa ALLCOCK  is researching BRADWELL. 
They came from Derbyshire and married into local families: e.g. TOMMASON, BRIGGS, BREARLEY, GREGORY

William Henry SMEDLEY is Christine BULLOCK's grand father. William Henry's mother was Minerva WOOD
(1859, dau. of Benjamin WOOD and Jael GRAYSON).

Graham TELFORD is the Great Grandson of Joseph Wood (ca. 1851; son of Benjamin WOOD and Jael GRAYSON)

Thomas ROBINSON   is interested in Thomas ROBINSON (ca. 1819/1827) who came to Bolsterstone from Wentworth 
and married a daughter of John and Hannah SHAW: Margaret (1838).

Edith SCHOFIELD has added her recollections of Stocksbridge here: (Edith got in touch with me after I posted the photo from Bernie HOUCHIN asking
"Do you recognize anyone in this photo ?") She has the same photo :-)

Frank MEESON is looking for links to his BUTTON and LAYCOCK families. Some photos on this page

Martin NORMAN  is researching Brook, Crawshaw, Creswick, Ellis, Greaves, Hirst, Lawton, Leahy, McVeighty, Mitchell, Norman, Oxley, Priest, Scargill, Schofield
and has a page here

James W. G. Worrall is researching origins of his paternal surname "Worrall". Would like to contact any surviving descendants residing in the area of Worrall, Yorkshire; or in County Clare, Ireland.

Jill E  from Australia is interested in this family .. Emily was her Grand-mother.

William Thorpe CATTON married Emily JOWETT Jun Q 1885 (Both buried at Bolsterstone)

Emily Thorpe CATTON born 1886 Knaresborough
William Thorpe CATTON born 1888 Knaresborough
Eleanor Thorpe CATTON born 1889 Bradford
Edward Thorpe CATTON born 31 Oct 1890 Bradford
Bertie Thorpe CATTON born 1892 Bradford. Killed in WW1
George Thorpe CATTON born 1895 Bradford. Emigrated to Canada in 1927
Frederick Thorpe CATTON born 1897 Stocksbridge.
Henry Thorpe CATTON born 1899 Stocksbridge. Died 24 Dec 1907 age 8
Alfred Thorpe CATTON born 1900 Stocksbridge.
Nellie Thorpe CATTON born 9 Jun 1902 Stocksbridge.

Sandra Griffiths ( Formally Millington) is interested in the MILLINGTONs who came to Stocksbridge from Derbyshire

Kay NEED in Australia is looking for links to WALKERs before 1844 .. esp. Hannah b. 1844 Shire Green, father George

Brian WESTWOOD researching the ancestry of John Walter MARSDEN b 28/02/1869 who with his parents emigrated to Australia.


Norman FROGGATT (CRESWICK One Name Study) says:

My mother was Mary Creswick, daughter of Isaac, and granddaughter of William who married Ann Crossley, as you have recorded. You probably also know that my mother was christened and married at St Mary's.
I think I have all the Creswick PR records of Bolsterstone, Bradfield and Midhope (subject to my frequent errors). Please let me know if I can be of help.

Tim SELLER  is interested in the BUCKLEYs of Bradfield and would like to know more about the parents of
Joseph BUCKLEY (1762-1842)  Tim's email is bouncing :-(

Marilyn CLAYTON is interested in the TWIGG families

Josie DRIVER  descends from HAWLEYs of Midhope and Bolsterstone and has a page here.

Alan HAWLEY is a descendant of Nicholas HAWLEY ca. 1540 and has a page here

I've listed some of the people I have ...  the spelling variations are interesting :-) here

Phillip IBBOTSON  is interested in (and has a lot of information about) the IBBOTSONs of the area. See his introduction here 

Both Tony PEACE and Jim SARGINSON are researching the GRAYSONs of Bolsterstone. Jim has a page here.


Ian BELL is researching SHAW

"I am researching the Family Trees of the Shaw families of Bolsterstone. In particular I am interested in the family relating to Joseph Shaw and his wife Annis Stocks. The families all seem to live in the Bolsterstone/Eden Valley/Stocksbridge/Deepcar area from about 1810."

Ian's SHAW pages

Sam is interested in links to her grandparents : 
William FOSTER born 1894 died 16.9.1964. He was married to Mary Ann WAINWRIGHT born 26.9.1908 died 1986.

They are both buried at the Bolsterstone Cemetery

Patricia HILL's family including ROEBUCK, WRAGG, BAILEY, EVANS and CRAPPER

Bernie HOUCHIN's tree .. including CHARLESWORTH and SYKES

SANDERSON in and around Bolsterstone and Bradfield. From Angela Weatherill (nee Sanderson)

Lots of CRAWSHAW information from Claire Pearson.. thanks Claire ..:-)

Information for CRAWSHAW and CHARLESWORTH submitted by Connie Goldring  

Carl Chapman is interested in BRAITHEWAITE, CHARLESWORTH 
and the MICKLETHWAITE family from Onesacre

Andrew Teather is interested in all/any TEATHER/TETHER

Peter Evans is interested EVANS and BOCKING  :-)  click

John is interested in any/all SWALLOWs

Denise Vardy is researching WOOD and DAY .. she says:

I've been looking for a marriage date for Amelia Day Born 1 Feb 1851 Bolsterstone to Joseph H. Nesbitt Born 1849 Bedlington Northumberland, around 1871-1872.  Amelia is my Great Grandmother, I think she had four brothers & a sister all born in the Bolsterstone, Stocksbridge area. I believe her Mother was Sarah Ann Wood born in Bolsterstone.

Andreas Sarker is researching WAGSTAFF and OLDHAM and has found some of his families in the 1871 census.

Nancy Steel Morris:

is seeking info re: Joseph STEEL b. 1777 Bolsterstone/Stocksbridge England. Married Hannah Dickinson (1780- 6/5/1817) 5 July 1800. Joseph founded the first Sunday school in the Bolsterstone area. Died 14 June 1815 and buried at Bolsterstone Chapel. Son John STEEL born 3 March 1808 in Bolsterstone. Crossed to Novia Scotia 1830. Married Mary A. Berney in 1832.Lived in Brooklyn N.Y. & Glen Spey, NY. Died 1879 in New York. Buried Upper Mongaup Burying Grounds, NY. Grandson GEORGE HENRY STEEL b. 13 October 1833 St. Johns, New Brunswick, Novia Scotia. Died 5 October 1904. Buried Upper Mongaup Burying Grounds, New York.

Anchorage, AK

Dinnie from southern California, USA is seeking links to the LATHROPE family. She needs the name of Sarah LATHROPE's husband. Sarah's parents were Robert and Harriett Bulley LATHROPE. Sarah died 21 Apr 1931 near Bolsterstone.
Dinnie Web page with photos

Mike Gregory is researching:

GREGORY - 1850's to Present
DYSON - 1800 to Present
MARSDEN - 1890 to Present

Mike's web page

Teena is interested in THICKET

Luke Thickett married Mary FLOWER 26 Sept. 1811 at Wadworth Parish.

Children born to them were:
Sarah (my g-g-gram)- bap 4 Feb 1814 Rawmarsh
Alice bap 11 Jan 1822 Rawmarsh
Mary born 15 July 1812 Wickersley
Elizabeth bap 24 Oct 1815 Wickersley
Francis (male) bap 21 Sept 1823 Rawmarsh
Jane bap 30 Mar 1820 Wickersley
Anne bap 22 mar 1818 Wickersley
Charlotte bap 18 mar 1825 Rawmarsh

Jeri Martinez in Tucson, Arizona

Is researching Hattersley families in the area.

Do you know who the Mary Hattersley, age 27, was who was buried at Bolsterstone 31 May 1848. There were also two children, Henry, age 1 +, buried 30 Apr 1849, and John, age 3 +, buried 9 Sep 1848. I have wondered if they are part of James Hattersley's family. If Mary Bramwell is the wife who died, was his second wife named Mary also?

Jane COOP is researching ASKEW, BATTY, PALFREYMAN.

Lyn Helps is  researching WAINWRIGHT and WATERHOUSE

I have Mary Wainwright bpt 1815 at Bolsterstone, parents given on IGI as Joshua and Ann. I presume this is a transcription mistake as all other of Joshua's children before & after Mary have Elizabeth Matthewman as mother.

Mary then married John Waterhouse of Chinley, Derbyshire at Bradfield on 25 Dec 1834. On 28 Dec 1834 (3 days later!) a Mary Wainwright christened Isaac at Bolsterstone, no father given. I presume this is the same one, as a 7 yr old Isaac Waterhouse is living with John & Mary on the 1841 census for Chinley, so why was he christened under his mother's maiden name? Where was he in 1851 as he is not in Chinley on that census? Also is he the Isaac who was christening John Wainwright Waterhouse and Harry Wainwright Waterhouse in Bolsterstone in the 1860's ?