25H + 17O,P,Q,R   HUDSON + PICKARD + CLAPHAM

In 1881 Thomas Hudson was a woolsorter living in Ingrow with his wife Sarah Hannah and their three young children Alice 5, Ernest 5 and Matilda 30 months. They had also had a son called Smith born in 1877 who had died aged three. He is buried here with his parents.    By 1901 the family were living in Wheathead Lane, Exley Head and Thomas was now a coal agent assisted by his son Ernest. The two girls were cloth menders. In 1911 they were living at 18 Sutton Terrace, Exley Head. Thomas was still a coal agent but Ernest was now a greengrocer.    In 1939 his 3 children Matilda, Ernest and Alice were living at 18 Linton Street, Exley Head. Alice and Ernest were still single so presume never married. Matilda had married Robert Pickard in 1906 and the four of them were living together. The Pickards were …

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34R + 34S   (MI 249) HEATON, SHARP, RUSHWORTH

More information has come to light about the family of Foulds Heaton’s third wife Martha. She was born Martha Wharf at Upper Westfield, Haworth in 1823 and baptised at St Michaels, Haworth on 14th October 1823. She was the daughter of Henry Wharf and Susan (Crabtree). She married Joshua Sunderland when she was just sixteen years old, on 16th September 1839 at St Matthews, Wilsden, Bradford. Joshua Sunderland, who was born at Stairs Hole (Stair ‘Oyle), Far Oxenhope in 1818, was the nephew of the Joshua Sunderland who was the landlord of the Eagle Inn/Silent Inn. Together Martha and Joshua had three children Irving, Susannah and Sarah.    The story of their youngest daughter Sarah has already been told as she is buried with her husband and mother in this grave.    Irving was their eldest, born in 1841. He married Trawden born Alice Bannister in 1868 when she was …

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17I + 17J + 17L + 10R     MOORE, SMITH, SCARBOROUGH

   Maureen Silversides tells us about the three graves she is associated with. 1.  Grave 17I  William Moore.    The biggest surprise was that there are two graves!  I have a copy of KFHS Dockroyd MI’s and their transcription obviously led me to believe that William and Paulina were buried together – ‘Relict of the above’? William died on 12th September 1849 aged 32. His Grandparents were William and Mary (Pearson) Moore. . A copy of his death certificate is copied below. 2.  Grave 17J  Paulina Moore.    Paulina left £705 – 18s in her will. The interesting (and strange) thing is that although she left it to be shared equally between her six children, she stipulated that her son Robert’s (my Great Grandfather) share be invested as her eldest son John Lazarus Smith saw fit and to pay the income to Robert during his life.  She made no such stipulation for …

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HIRAM CRAVEN

20N + 21N + 20O + 21O      FAMILY OF HIRAM CRAVEN    Maureen Silversides says “I noticed the inscription of Abraham Craven on this grave when I was walking my dogs one day and wrote a short article about it which KFHS printed in their August 2008 Journal.  The photographs I sent are in their archives at Keighley Library.” ABRAHAM CRAVEN’S MI:   SACRED TO THE MEMORY OFABRAHAM CRAVEN OF THIS CITY, BUILDER,LATE OF DOCKROYD NEAR KEIGHLEY IN THIS COUNTYTHIRD SON OF HIRAM CRAVEN, BUILDER,AND CONTRACTOR FOR THE RE-ERECTION OF OUSE BRIDGE,THE CIRCUMMURAL AND PUBLIC EDIFICES OF THE CASTLE OF THIS PLACEHE DIED OF THE ASIATIC CHOLERAON SATURDAY THE TWENTY THIRD OF JUNE ANNO DOMINI 1832IN HIS TWENTY EIGHTH YEARAND WAS INTERRED THE SAME DAY,IN THIS, THEN APPROPRIATED CEMETERY, AMICABLE IN HIS DISPOSITIONS,PERSEVERING, AND ASPIRING IN HIS PROFESSION,HE, LIKE THE PROMISING FLOWER THAT PERISHETH UNDER THE PASSING STORM,WAS SMITTEN IN THE …

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13L    BINNS

   In July 2020 the great granddaughter of Minerva visited the graveyard and told us more about her family. Minerva was called Flowers and came back from Canada with her family because the family thought it would be better for great grandad. She had several children before going to High Royds.    Minerva Flower was born in 1844 in Ontario, Canada the daughter of Samuel and Hannah Flower. She had seven sisters Sarah, Jane, Mary Ann, Esther, Martha, Anna and Josephine. Minerva married Abraham Sugden Binns on 1st November 1866 in Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada. They had five children in 11 years, Howard, Annie Sugden, Frank, Bessie Ellen and Bertha Louisa, all of whom were born in Canada. In 1881 the family were still in Canada but by the 1891 Census they had all returned to Oakworth with the five siblings living together at Oakworth Hall. Howard, aged 23, was …

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