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First Lady Melania Trump shared a statement on the state of affairs on Sunday,. The property did not seem to have a firm address, but it was located on Branchshaw Moor. In , Henry Paslew son of Henry, son of Alexander, of Glemham, having gained the victory, re-leased the estates of several persons in Bingley, and recited his descent on the deeds. The Michelin-star restaurant leaving villagers boiling From a book by M. It as also been said that she was the first body to be sent from America to England. He married twice, his second wife was Mary, known as Mrs.


The manorial rights passed from Joseph Greenwood, Esq. In he and his sons went bankrupt, and he moved to Utley. Saturday the 8th day of April, Joseph was married to Grace Cockroft he was also a Magistrate He also had three daughters exactly the same ages as Charlotte, Emily, and Anne and the girls were friends and he also had two eligible sons, William and James, several years older than the girls.

James Greenwood Jr youngest son of James — Sarah Hannah Greenwood 2nd great grand daughter of the original John married John Benson Sedgwick cotton spinner and manufacturer. The Church came about when a descendant also called Robert Hall attended the parish church at Keighley, the Reverend at the time being Gale, Gale hated Robert Hall and his son William Hall with a passion and refused him Communion, Hall stormed out of the church and converted part of his house to be used for worship.

James Hagges was the son of an Halifax shoemaker by the name of Jonas. James Haggas died He was succeeded by his son also called James. He bought long wool in Lincolnshire and sorted wool with his son at Oakworth Hall.

It is quite possible that James the elder and Dorothy are brother and sister. James died in , William and John went on the great success in the textile industry.

After Anne Eliza's death he married her sister Sarah Jane. Late in the 's William moved into the Haggas family home Broom Hill. Nancy's father William was an Inn Keeper in Keighley. John Haggas architect, was the son of Shelah Haggas spindle maker, who in was employing ten men and living at Prospect Place. John was responsible amongst others for the plans of: Houses called Gables off North Dean Road. Part of Knowle Spring Brewery. His son's would later join him and he traded as John Haggas and Sons.

There appears to be no connection between this Haggas family and the mill owning Haggas's. Samuel , brother of John Haggas, a keighley innkeeper took over William Laws packhorses, working from where we are not yet sure, but we understand that Samuel expanded his operation into Leeds. Nor do we know if Samual also took on Law's land at Kendal. Hanson John Hanson was the son of Joseph, a manufacturer of stuff pieces. John was a victim of the Butterworth Panic in an indirect way which left him financially embarrassed, but stable enough for him to continue for a few years more.

He was respected enough in the town to be offered employment, but being a man used to making his own way it was not long before he set up in his own right again, taking room at Hope Mill, but by his business was again in the hands of creditors.

John returned to his first trade of Brazier. In there were four Hanson's able to vote: Norman had planned to marry on the track but was foiled by the war.

Herbert Hargreaves was their brother, he was the owner of Hargreaves shoe shop at the Cross, or High Street as it is better known today and is still being run by the family and at the present time is being run by Herbert's son Trevor. Sid, the father of Norman and his brothers, was a working saddler at Bocking, Cross Roads. Jack Hargreaves was cousin of Norman and Herbert. They were leading speedway riders from Cross Roads before the war and Norman post war.

Peter Hartley , England county cricketer. The odd numbered side of Church Green is called Hattersley Crescent.

March 4 The death of J. Heaton The Heaton's are best known for living and building Ponden Hall. Ann's sister Mary married first Robert Parker who owned vast amount of lands. The Heaton's of Haworth and Keighley married into well known families. Ann to John Greenwood of Bridgehouse in , they were third cousins. Another Ann married Richard Greenwood of Lees farm.

Elizabeth married in Robert Hall of Newsholme. Hugh married Mary Haggas. Susanna married the Lord of the manor George Taylor. Another Susannah Great grand daughter of Michael Heaton of Ponden in married George Greenwood of Moorhouse, dyeing in the first year of marriage, possibly in child birth, she was his second wife.

Aaron Hey lived and held a mill at Greengate, dyeing in The mill he left in his will to Thomas Iveson, his son-in-law. Hannah married George Park, who for a while had been in partnership with the above mentioned Joseph Skaife at Ingrow Corn Mill until the partnership was dissolved in George and Hannah Park produced no children, in his will he treats his wife's family well.

Hey retired from the Partnership in , he died a few years later in William had started out as a mechanic, his father Joseph was a mill Carpenter. Tom Hindle Pro footballer with Halifax Town in the early 50s. Died in Keighley just last year aged Taken from "Keighley Kicks". Tom Hindle, from Ingrow, joined the Elland Road club during the Second World War and racked up appearances, almost of them in the Wartime League where he scored 39 times.

He left in to join York City, scoring twice on his debut against Bradford City. In total he made Football League appearances, scoring 23 goals. He was also a well-known local footballer and football historian Rob Grillo said: He worked for an engineering firm in the town. After leaving Leeds for Bootham Crescent, Tom scored three goals in 19 games during a seven-month stay. His time at The Shay brought 17 goals in 85 games.

Their relatively substantial wealth financed the construction of Manor House in , which was much larger and more ornate than many other houses in the area and is probably the oldest building in Braithwaite.

The misleading name of the House is likely to be a reference to the Manor of Keighley which had granted the family freeholder status some centuries before. Hird, Thomas Brigg another yeoman weaver of nearby Guardhouse, were apprehended in Keighley in along with others because of their Quaker beliefs and refusal to pay tithes to Keighley Parish Church. The Toleration Act of meant Quakers were free to worship as they wished. He invented a Lucifer match but refused to patent the invention.

In , he worked with Samuel Cunliffe Lister, with whom he obtained a patent for his square motion wool-combing machine and a new method of carding, combing and preparing genappe yarns. Lived at Holden Hall, Oakworth. Isaac's second wife was Sarah Sugden, her brother Jonas was a Methodist local preacher. Holmes After Smith possibly one of the most common names in the area.

A John Holmes died in he left the blulk of his estate "Old Oxenhope Demayne" which included seven farms, to his eldest son John. John sold them all and moved to Eldwick. James senior would see out his old age living at 27 Victoria Terrace. Ira was the eldest son.

Thomas the youngest who lived at Parkfield House, Thwaites Brow. James senior had a daughter called Fanny, she had married a man of the name Edward Ogden, Fanny and Edward had at least five children, one a daughter Mary Ann Ogden.

After Fanny's death Ira adopted Mary Ann and brought her up as his own child. In along with his brother William they were linen weavers. It was their mother Ann nee Binns that built Grove Mill. David was married to Grace Smith, the daughter of Joseph who was more commonly known as the Old Merchant. Born in Cabbage Fold, her father Thomas a mill book keeper, her mother a dressmaker.

Because of her exquisite voice she quickly rose to fame. When she returned home for a visit in public admiration knew no bounds. Lister Marriners Brass Band marched passed her house to serenade her with home sweet home.

Another complimentary concert counted the Duke of Devonshire among its patrons. For some reason in she fell from grace, we know that at this time her sister and companion Hannah Maria Illingworth died of smallpox. Matilda returned to Keighley to live with her Aunt, but this time there was no fanfare. She died age 50 in The Keighley News which two decades before had waxed lyrically about her singing, now stated she was only a popular vocalist.

Charles Iveson married Martha Haggas. Six generations of one family. Wignall would later be the manager at Castle Mill when John dies. John farmed and produced cloth both at Slack and at Castle. A few extracts from Robin Longbottom's website http: Hodgson tells us that Joseph when returning from Bradford market, was thrown from his horse and was so seriously injured that he died shortly afterwards.

A son of the above William, Sugden Keighley, on his grave stone at Utley there is a separate inscription saying "Amelias grave". It as not come to light yet who it refers to. John Kilcoyne , Star of Brainiac: He came to Keighley from Milnsbridge near Huddersfield. He played piano at the Britannia Music Hall, often playing the piano with his hands and the cymbal, drums and triangle with his feet. He built a five story wooden theater, in the Queens Theater and Opera House opened.

He was a partner in the later New Queens Theater and Opera House which was built on the site of the old one. Law was also an inn keeper, it is boasted that his inn was the largest. From a book by M. Was this farm connected to the Fleece down Low St? In Edmund married Mary's sister Isabella. In his later years lived at Aireworth House. William b also a timber merchant, but later in life moved to Bolton Abbey and combined his trade with farming.

Son John Craven Laycock in a widower was living in Aireworth Street and working as a railway porter. James Pie Leach, greengrocer and local politician, prepared his elaborate tombstone and funeral plans before his death.

James had some interesting relatives. Born at Harewood Hill near Oakworth. The oldest of five children. It is well documented how argumentative Mr. Leach could be, from the boardroom in of the meeting of the Guardians of Keighley Workhouse.

Leach does not hold his tongue I will have him put out of the room. You will not, you can not Mr. I will try Mr. You will have to get assistance Mr.

You are a shame and a disgrace to the town and to the Board. In another incident he was approached by the Chairman of a meeting, Mr. Snowden, because Leach was stood in the doorway shouting, Mr.

Snowden asked him to either go in or out of the room. Leach refused and grabbed Mr. Snowden by the collar, there was a scuffle and Mr. Leach was thrown on his back on the floor, much to the amusement of the others. He had various occupations, he started off working as a handloom weaver, but then made his living from gambling and hawking.

Later in life he served on many of Keighley's boards and was active in politics and was party to having the bridge over the railway built. One occupation of which was pie maker, hence the nick name. But he also kept a diary which provides some useful information on Keighley at that time. He also notes some long forgotten notoriety's. Samuel Smith commonly called Mucky Sam who threw Patrick Waterhouse over the battlement at Damside a depth of 5 yards and cut and wounded him dangerously.

In almost 78 he married his third wife, his housekeeper aged Pie Leach died 13 Oct. His rather distinctive tombstone was designed and the epitaph written by himself, which is still in existence. Passer-by, pray cast an eye Upon this ponderous dome, Where lieth one of nature's sons Inside the vaulted tomb. For weel, I wot, it took a lot To weigh him from his birth, But nature thought she'd send him back To join his Mother Earth So now he's quiet, both day and night, No one can hear his speech; And waiting to be reckoned up,-- Alas!

Son of Elizabeth and William Lister, a Keighley clock maker. Thomas's brother, John, also went on to be a clock maker. As the age of 13, he was apprenticed to a Halifax clock maker. He lived at Shepherd House, Lower Warley. He was church-warden at Luddenden Church. He was famous for his long cased grandfather clocks — often known as Luddenden Clocks — and examples can be seen at Shibden Hall. Some of his clocks were installed locally, including Halifax Parish Church.

In , he married Hannah Holroid. They had 2 children, Hannah and Thomas. His son followed him into the family clock making business at Bull Green, Halifax. Joseph Lister was a surgeon, firstly at Denbigh square then building himself a new house in North Street that surgeon John Mitchell would live in. Joseph Lister also went into partnership with Jonathan Whitley becoming worsted manufacturers, they disolved the partnership in Titus Longbottom was employed by Berry around as a joiner in the production of making worsted spinning frames.

Titus was only with Berry for about two years before he left and started business on his own, yet they had developed a great friendship which lasted all their lives, even though they were many times to be in direct competition in business. Titus built in a house and machine shop in South Street but sadly were burnt down in Titus had been in partnership with Midgley Rishworth, their partnership was dissolved in Despite the name there seems to be no connection to the first mentioned Titus.

James father, John had a farm at Newsholme Dean. Of the five children that James and Ann had, John the eldest son would walk in his brother William's shadow.

John went into partnership with Abraham Sugden who lived on a small farm near Grove mill, at Castle Mill Lund retired from the partnership in In the census we find his employment as maltster. We know that in he was working for his brother William managing the mill but at the same time running a grocers shop with his wife Sarah on Damside.

John had married Sarah Ramsden, the illegitimate daughter of Mary Ramsden. In we find William at Holme Mill. By he was resident at Knowl House. William was a close friend of Richard Butterfield.

His second wife was Janet Craven, she was the grand daughter of Hiram Craven of Oakworth the well known builder. Manby A well-known Skipton family, Manby's ironmongers, stood proud at Middle Row, started in by John Manby, a watch and clock maker. Over time the business changed to supplying shoe irons for blacksmiths and began making nails. Manby's bought a foundry in Lower Union Street, Skipton, and started making farming equipment. At the turn of the century Manby's asked Albert Town, foreman of the foundry, to build a "car" based on a design in Popular Mechanics which was probably the first in Skipton.

They sold fireplaces, bottled gas, paraffin, hardware, household items and firearms. The shop was like an Aladdin's Cave, whatever a customer asked for, the shop assistants could always put their hands on the item. William Marriner was taken into the firm at West Greengate. He died in Williams daughter Margate married John Brigg. Prospect Spring Gardens married the heiress of the Lister family of Frizinghall. William Lister Marriner, whose works band enjoyed some success in the later nineteenth century, was a keen cornet player and his works band evolved from a private band he had founded in The records of W.

Marriner's Band leave little doubt that players were being paid at a time when they were taking part in contests contests usually outlawed professionalism , The rules of W. Marriner's Caminando Band, As this brass band is formed for mutual amusement and instruction in music, and, as peace and harmony are essential to its welfare, it is highly requisite that no dispute or angry feeling should arise among its members, therefore for the prevention of any such occurrence, the following rules and regulations have been adopted.

Subscriptions came from the members of the bands themselves; for example, as early as , W. Marriner's Band was imposing monthly subscriptions on its members. Special expenditures, such as the purchase of new instruments, caused bands to issue appeals for general subscriptions. The well-established band of W.

Marriner from Keighley openly referred to themselves as 'W. A year later, they were again calling themselves 'W. Marriner's Private Brass Band'. Because of a disagreement between William and Edward which led to a complete severance of relations and a physical division of the mill.

John Raymond Lister, only son of Mr. Arthure the sonne of Arthure Mawde of West Riddlesden in the pishe of Bingley bapt the xiiij th daie Most commonly associated with Riddlesden Hall. Mary Maud married Bingley manufacturer William Anderton. Kendal Mellor , he became the 79th person to cross the Channel with his time of Michael a Whitesmith served his apprentishipe with William Parker, blacksmith of Low Street, he later went to work at Hattersley's but then set up on his own account.

He had his machin makers shop at the bottom of Nelson Street. Thomas Corlass of Hope mill employed him to make a boiler, it was the first boiler made in Keighley and was of such good quality it provided good service for over sixty years.

Sadly he died after getting caught in his steam engine when trying to oil it in the early 's. Two of the Merralls attended the wedding of Charlotte Bronte. Ebor Mill , Haworth. Hiram Craven sold to Edwin Merrall. Acres Mill Started life as a machine shop, Berry Smith converted it. The Midgley family were a family of note, and the better known family was from Haworth holding the title Lord of the manor of Haworth. William's son also called William, in was an inn keeper living at Ponden, his brother Joseph was farming there.

Midgley's resided at Damems for many years. Mitchell John Mitchell came from Silsden, he took on a three storie house at Greengate see houses page using the top floor of the house and the barn ajoining being the mill.

There is a promise to marry in the Keighley registers, the marriage took place in Colne, William Corless was one of the witnesses. He later moved to Eastwood Sq and built where a foundry used to stand. William Mitchell who had been in partnership with Roper at Cabbage Mill lost three children in a terrible rail accident at Wennington at about Born at Oakworth Hall. A rugby union footballer who at representative level played for England, and at club level for Keighley.

He won a cap for England while at Keighley in against Ireland. Born Samuel Slater in and changed his name to William Napier, he also changed his year of birth when he joined the army. As a result most people list him as born in The Victoria Cross VC is the highest military honour.

More information at Britishmedals. John's granddaughter, Elizabeth Netherwood married Robert Clough, and here forms a connection with the Clough family of Steeton. Joseph Nowell built many masonry bridges and churches and towards the end of his life constructed canal and railway works. He became acquainted with Hiram Craven of Dockroyd near Keighley. They also joined in the building of a bridge over the river at Linlithgow in Scotland. Harry was the son of John Hagges who was responsible for the plans of: William Ogden and Alice Mosley produced at least eight children, one of these, a son, Edward Ogden, he married Fanny Ickringill the daughter of James Ickringill, when Fanny died in James adopted her daughter Mary Ann Ogden, the only girl of the five of Edward and Fanny's children, the rest all being male.

We doubt that Oldridge built the original house, he either rebuilt it, or it was one of his ancestors that built it, if the date of build is correct at and Oldridge is supposed to have emigrated in he would have been a years old. Hester Oldridge, his daughter, accidentally drowned in the Delaware 16 August age She was disinterred in , and re-buried in Keighley Churchyard.

Also, Cyrus Oldridge, son of John, who died I3th. We have read that the daughter who travelled out to America with Oldridge went to the dock to meet her sister who had travelled out to be with them, eager to embrace each other they ran, and sadly one of them slipped and fell into the water.

It as also been said that she was the first body to be sent from America to England. Oldridge spent a lot of money trying trying to make a drinking spirit, something in the style of whiskey from mint, this venture failed dismally.

We have also read that he was persuaded to leave for America by the Sugdens, this might have been Cyrus Oldridge the son. We have also read that Oldridge was also a manufacture of hair restorer of wide reputation called "Balm of Columbia". The large garden at the rear of the house was used for growing balm for the continued production of the remedy. Walker Overend physician, born , Keighley Paget - Padget This family were mainly farming at Utley, but some family members did get involved in the running of public houses and beer houses.

William Paget and Rebecca Hird produced at least five children. Elijah Paget in is a saddler, working for Samuel Paget his brother, in is farming on his own account, he must have fancied a change because in the next census of he is a beer seller at the Grinning Rat on New Street.

But he later returns to farming. Samuel leaves Keighley and moves to London to ply his harness trade to the Royal Artillery. When Samuel moves away it is Elijah that takes in his son Charles who would later move in with Rowland at the farm at Hawkcliff. George Paget is the 2nd great-grandson of William Paget and Rebecca Hird he would marry their great granddaughter Rebecca Shackleton, her grandmother was Rebecca Paget, the couple would move to Tuam, Ireland.

Parker Thomas Parker owned Marley but lived in Craven, the Parker family continued to be an absentee landlord until the mid 's when they sold the property. Francis the eldest had issue Walter, Edmund, Alexander and William. Walter died in Dec. Richard the second son of Walter the grandfather dyed in without male issue. Francis son and heir of Walter son of Francis son of Walter the grandfather , dyed in August, , without issue, at Bordeaux "in France.

The Francis of the writ re- turned to England in , and Helen his mother having died in April , he inherited the property. He died October, , and Henry Paslew, second son of Alexander, third son of Walter the grandfather, was his brother and heir, aged The messuages in Harden were held of his Majesty by Knight Service and were worth 6 yearly to the King.

This great trial and inquisition was said to be untruly found; they denied that Walter the grandfather had a third son named Alexander, and other points, and demanded an answer. The answer, a very long one, follows, amongst the depositions being the following: In , Henry Paslew son of Henry, son of Alexander, of Glemham, having gained the victory, re-leased the estates of several persons in Bingley, and recited his descent on the deeds.

To John Dobson he re-leased a messuage and 20 acres of land, 5 acres of meadow and 5 acres of pasture in Marley and Harden. To William Currer he leased a messuage, 30 acres of land, 5 acres of meadow, 10 acres of pasture in Marley and Harden. To Isabel Parker, a messuage with 20 acres of land, 5 acres of meadow, 5 acres of pasture in Marley and Harden. Crossgates, with a cottage, 20 acres of land, 5 acres of meadow, 10 acres of pasture in Marley and Harden to Edward Watson.

To Robert Savile a messuage and 40 acres of land, 10 acres of meadow, 30 acres of pasture, and acres of heath in Marley and Harden, and to the following he released houses and lands from four to 12 acres, John Milner, John Furness, Robert Scott, Richard Driver, Alice Pighills, Thomas Blaykey, Thos. The above taken from J. They owed the north isle in St. Peters Church Keighley which they kept in repair where in was an ancient gravestone with a shield containing their arms.

Pearson A long line of corn millers. Guy Pearson was the son of John b, corn miller of Great Horton, his first wife was Haworth girl Susan Appleyard, with her he produced 7 children. From the death of his son Guy in we know he is at Mill Bridge Keighley. Wife Susan died in , and in he married again to Hannah Moore. Guy and Hannah produced three children. At the baptism of their first son, Guy, we know he is at Lane Ends, Oakworth. Guys eldest son, James was a corn miller at Stockbridge in and we know he was still there in , but by we find him at Mill Bridge, Keighley.

James was married to Grace Battersby, their son John was also a corn miller at Stockbridge in , his daughter Grace married into another corn milling family, the Smith's, marrying Daniel Smith corn miller of Bingley. Grace's brother William was a corn miller at Bingley. Mary the daughter of Guy and Susan, had a child out of wedlock, Sugden Pearson, he operated his carrier service from Market Place, Keighley.

He would later move to Glusburn, but return to Oakworth in his later years. Guy married Mary Sugden. Thomas would return to the corn mill at Mill Hill at Haworth. From till his death in he seems to have settled at Hill Top in Oakworth. This John also had a son by the name of John, and he too went into the family business, corn dealer, and in we find him residing in the Oakworth Hall area.

Fred Pickles selected for the Tokyo Olympics in Rawson We have taken the information from what should be reliable source's. From the entries in Parish registers we have only used those that have given the place of residence, aware that there were branches of this family placed around the area, we did not want to make any errors. At the moment in time we have not included the Rawson's of Deanfield. Sources we have used: Rawson's of Ingrow and Bracken Bank: Daughter Elizabeth m William Hird.

Elizabeth m William Midgley. Mary b d 05 May m Joseph Field of Shipley. There are reasons for us to believe that some members of the Rawson family from Stubbbing House were Quakers. Richard Shackelton on Harden was find for attending a Quaker meeting here. The family resided here for many years, we are aware of a John Rawson from this place in the early 's.

Taken from Keighley Past and Present "The last person of this ancient family residing in the neighbourhood, was one Thomas Rawson, who, stripped of his property, like many a greater man in exigency, took to the profession of school master".

William had the following children. John b Joseph b William b d Elizabeth b d Sarah b John son of William d Others: We found a John with no place of abode listed baptizing the following children at Keighley: Thomas acted as trustee for his sister, we are not sure which one, he invested in Mill properties which suffered heavy losses.

He had to make good and to do so he had to sell his Thwaites property sometime in the mid 's. With the residue, he went to Tuam, Co. Galway, Ireland, taking his two sons and bought property there.

George was a manufacturer and farmer. Maria married John Ogden, Worsted spinner and grocer. William Robinson married twice, his first wife was Susannah Sugden, and together they produced many children.

Jabez Robinson, born in Addingham, started his working life in his fathers linen drapers shop on Green Street, Keighley, later taking over the same shop. Rombald 's Moor Hermit. The below taken from "The Yorkshire Magazine" I have before me a crown 8vo. Printed and Published by J. At the end of the tract is an "Elegy, by S. Cryer," which does more credit to the hermit than to its writer.

Behind the title is another series of rhymes which may be by the author of the pamphlet, as both the prose part and the verses are anonymous, and betray the fact that the writer was born before the day of School Boards. There is a somewhat minute account of Job's dress, but "X" has seen him, and has given a brief description of his garb, so I pass by the shell and look at the kernel.

The writer I am following says: Job is described as the illegitimate son of Ann Senior, who "lived somewhere about Beck Foot, near Ilkley, when Job was born: Ann had another son whose name was John. It is said that their father's name was Hawksworth, and that at his death he left Job and his brother some little money.

For many years after this he worked at various jobs, spending his leisure, and more, in intemperance. When he was about sixty years of age, he fell in " with an old widow living alone in a cottage near Coldstone Beck, Burley Wood Head, on the borders of Rumbalds Moor.

Job fell in love with her, or " if not with the widow, probably with her property," for she possessed not only the cot but a potato garden and field. They married, and seem to have been happy enough until her death, when her relations "determined to rid the old man off the spot;" yet though they managed to "wrest the field out of his hands," they could not induce him to relinquish the garden and cot; however, they destroyed the latter, and on its site and from its ruins Job constructed the hut which was his home till his end; and from which he probably received his designation.

He had "learnt to sing with four voices at the Leeds Parish Church. His last trip is said to have been to the neighborhood of Silsden, where, it has been conjectured, he was drugged by some boon companions; but be that as it may, he had a sudden, and violent attack of diarrhea. He got back to Ilkley, "was conveyed to Carlton Workhouse, and died there, aged 77 years. He is buried in Burley church-yard.

It was thought that he must have saved money during the last few years of his life, but if so, it had a mysterious disappearance. He was employed as a labourer by the farmers round Ilkley; but afterwards went to live at Whitkirk, near Leeds.

He there fell into disorderly ways, drank, and became careless in his dress and dirty in his habits. Yet he was a good workman, and when he returned to Ilkley he was readily engaged by the farmers to plough, mow, and reap for them.

He was a good fencewaller, and being a man of prodigious strength, is said to have used very heavy stones for the purpose, and when days were short he was frequently seen walling by candlelight. Some of his walls are still pointed out, and the large stones he lifted elicit surprise. In winter he employed himself in wool-combing at a place called The Castle, near Ilkley. It is related of him that he once laid himself down on the combing-shed floor, and that some of his fellow workmen chalked out his figure on the floor.

By this outline he used to cut his shirts, the material being coarse harden, sewed with strong hemp-string. Job was at one time an hostler in the village, and a person who knew him well at the time says that at this period his dissipated habits made him the subject of many a practical joke. He was afterwards employed by the farmers at Burley Woodhead; but as he became old and infirm, and troubled with rheumatism, he could not work as formerly, but did what he could, making no stipulations for wages, but asking only for his board, and that his employers should pay him whatever extra they thought his labour entitled him to receive.

He said he had picked up his " four voices" by listening to the choir in Leeds parish church. He usually sang sacred hymns, such as "While shepherds watched their flocks by night," "Christians, awake," and the Old Hundredth.

He went about the country in winter, singing in four parts for money, and his performance was sufficiently remarkable for him to be brought to perform in public at the theatre at Leeds, and in the Headingly Gardens and the Woolsorters1 Gardens at Bradford, where he stayed for weeks at a time.

He would sleep in any outbuilding or blacksmith's shop; indeed, he was so dirty that few people would like to have given him a bed in their houses. He used to walk leaning on two rough sticks, wearing a pair of heavy wooden clogs on his feet, stuffed with hay, his legs bandaged with straw. His coat was of many colours and much patched; his trousers were to match. He wore no braces, but kept his trousers in position with a hempen belt, part of an old horse-girth, which he buckled round his body.

A bag on his back was fastened at the front to his belt. His head was adorned with a hat of the most antique shape, without a brim, and stitched together with hemp-string. The condition of his skin, which had not seen water for years, need not be described.

His hair, once jetty black, now hung in heavy clotted locks on his shoulders. His eyebrows were back and prominent; his eyes low-set and watery. He wore a coarse beard, grizzled with age; and very dirty. From his hat depended a tobacco-pipe, hung by a string. Job's end came as he was on one of his singing rounds. It is thought that some youngsters drugged his drink, in prank, at Silsden, and the consequences were a violent attack of English cholera. He got back to Ilkley, and crept into a barn belonging to the White Sheaf Inn; but the landlord seeing that his end was near, sent for the parish authorities, and he was moved to the Carlton workhouse, as he belonged to Burley.

He died in the course of a few days at the age of seventy-seven, and was buried in Burley churchyard, near Otley. See the Damems mills page for more on the Ropers. Rapist, kidnapper, extortionist and murderer. Shackleton The Shackleton's can be traced back to the early 's, there are numerous entries in the parish registers relating to them.

We shall make a start with John Shackleton of Laycock who died 12 Feb Of two sons that he had, William who married Susannah Tillotson, of the children they had we shall talk about Abraham. In , Abraham Shackleton, who owned and occupied a farm at Braithwaite and wove worsted and cotton pieces, went into partnership with the Craven brothers of Guardhouse to establish cotton spinning and weaving business in two cottages and at Stell or Walk Mill, Keighley, which had previously been a fulling and silk mill.

Of the children that this marriage produced was Abraham who's first wife was a distant relative, Ann Shackleton, daughter of John. All the children produced by Abraham and his first wife Ann seem to have stayed in farming, or in the case of the girls, married farmers, daughter Mary marrying Samuel Sharp of Whin Knowl, and Rebecca who married George Paget and they would move to Tuam, Ireland.

Another son produced by Abraham and Betty Greenwood, Abraham Shackleton died unmarried but left 2 natural daughters who were unable to marry while he was alive as he threatened to cut them out of the will Taken from Laycock Village website. The unmarried Abraham was a farmer, mill owner and expert gardener. He also kept a diary in which he made detailed records of the weather, having a small weather station in his garden.

In the diary he mentions that his uncle James Greenwood lent him a book on astrology. William Shackleton of Newsholme owner of several farms in the village and a close friend of Richard Butterfield, William was the father of Ann who married James Lund the father of William the industrialist. Richard lost all his property after Goose Eye. James Shackleton married Sarah Laycock and from the baptisum records we can see they were living at Cure Laith. Daughter Mary married Joseph Bottomley and they lived in Newsholme.

We know he was a shopkeeper in at some point he had also worked as a whitesmith. In the cencus he is recorded as Proprietor of houses and living at Westgate. Rose went to the marriage with four children.

Rose married James Stell in The property did not seem to have a firm address, but it was located on Branchshaw Moor. James Stell is still living here in William Sharp father was also called William, he had been a worsted manufacturer at Mill Bridge and Low Street, making drawboys.

Behind the Inn stood some farm buildings which his son William used as a warehouse for storing and weighing wool. He had many business interests he also owned properties at Oldfield, Lawkholrne, Long Lee and Halifax. He held shares in the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, and an interest in a Keighley to Halifax turnpike road. William's will is dated and by this time all his daughters are married, he leaves his properties to be shared between them, with provision for his son Willaims up keep and funeral.

They had a son, Benjamin. William the rejected groom out lived his siblings. Sharps of Intake and Whin Knowl From information that we found in John Hodgson's book we have been able to find out a little of this family.

We shall start with William, born at Field Head near Newsholme. Despite being out in the wilds and the lack of learning facilities around him, by the time he was an adult he had enough suitable education and qualifications to apply and be accepted for a post working for a London Solicitor.

During his time there he was taken by the press gang, but his employers thought so much about him they fought for his release, and won. After around twenty years he returned to Keighley. He had managed while in London to save a considerable sum of money and bought the estate which contained Intake off North Dean Road and Whin Knowl farms.

Living at Intake he started business as a manufacturer of stuff pieces. After Williams death Samuel along with his brother James continued the business of manufacturer of stuff pieces. We can find not record of their business after and wonder if the Butterworth panic had anything to do with them giving up or if we have just not been able to find the documentation. Eldest son Samuel carried on at Intake, but farming.

After Samuel's death three of his children, James, John and Sarah carried on running the farm, but in both boys died, leaving Sarah alone. We tracked Sarah down in the census and find her still there at the age of 65 running the farm which is shown with 21 acres with two female servants. This particular line of Sharps seem to have come to an end here. His measurements and calculations being almost faultless.

His greatness not noticed until after he retires from post when it took twice the salary to achieve the same amount of work. Nanny died unmarried aged forty seven. William a School Master moved out of Whin knowl after getting married and somewhere between and changed occupation to Coal Agent. Viewing the census we see another change in career to Income Tax Collector but he is now living at Intake.

I suspect that after Sarah's death he took over the property. It is his son James who farms the land at Intake. Once reaching manhood Williams other son Samuel Tertius Sharp, moves into the town to become a book keeper. Back a generation to the children of James, another son Thomas lived at Whin Knowl with an occupation of book keeper. Samuel starts off with an occupation of wool sorter, and once married to Mary Shackleton the daughter of Abraham Shackleton landlord of the Lord Rodney, moves into the town and continues with this occupation, until around when he turns to book keeping.

After the death of his wife he returns to Whin Knowl and farms the land alongside his brothers. James remained at the farm until his death farming the land. After the death of her first husband Maria had taken work at the Lord Rodney Inn. William Smith farmed acres of Cavindish land in While looking at the census our eyes fell on an entry for James Smith, High Street, Grocer and tobacco manufacture.

Of his many children one of them, John would continue the tobacco side of things while his mother Elizabeth looked after the grocery side. One of their children, John went on to be a tobacco and cigar manufacturer. Alfred had been part of Tetley and Smith worsted manufacturers of Skipton, after the end of this partnership he continued for some time in Skipton before entering the loom making business. Henry Smith a farmer of Silsden produced at least nine children. Grace married Thomas Gill of Silsden, a farmer and beer seller.

James married a lady by the name of Elizabeth, by James has died and Elizabeth is running the Roe Buck Inn and in is employing her brother in law Joseph Padget. Elizabeth died in James and Elizabeth had a son John who had been at the Kings Arms in Keighley, in he comes to the Roe Buck and is brewing and farming 97 acres. Corn Millers For our next Smith family the earliest we can start with any certainty is with William Smith who married Elizabeth Thompson.

William was the son of James and Elizabeth Smith. We know that James was a miller in , and we know he was at Stockbridge in , but we later found from an item in the Keighley News 16 May that he was the Landlord at the Kings Arms on Church Street in the 's.

James father John being the licensee before him. William Smith born was the son of James, the corn miller at Stockbridge. Instead of becoming a miller, William started out making clocks, and was involved in this occupation from about until around They had at least ten children.

Lawrence who started of as a whitesmith and mechanic later became a grocer, he married Susanna Pearson, she was the daughter of Sugden Person who was a carrier living and working from Market Street. A daughter of Lawrence and Susanna, Elizabeth Smith married William Gregson Roper of Haworth, who started off working for his father in the Main Street of Haworth but came down to Keighley to set up on his own account as wholesale and retail Grocer. Two of Lawrence's son's would follow the family trade, Person and Thomas.

Back now to other children of William and Elizabeth. George Smith the youngest of the children and a partner in the machine making business was by natural tendency more interested in horses, by he is describing himself as a farmer. George built himself a house called Lowfield, it stood next door to the library, on the site that would become the children's library, he bred some of the fastest trotting horses in the country.

Another daughter Thamer married John Clough the brother of Robert. Prince would name a son after himself, Prince Smith who would in turn have a son named Prince and would be called Prince Prince Smith, he married Maud Mary Wright the daughter of Henry Attorney at law. Some more Smiths who were corn millers , Robert was the brother of the above James We know from the entries in the Parish register for the birth of his children that in Robert , who was married to Anne Sugden in was living at Green Top, Braithwaite.

Son Martin was a Farrier at Strong Close. It is in Hodgsons Textile book where he says that William was the son of the corn miller at Stockbridge. David was a farmer at Hainworth Wood Bottom. Son Joseph carried on milling at Stockbridge. From the census of we can see that Joseph is still living at Stockbridge but is now farming, the corn milling now being done by John Wright.

Son of Joseph, John Smith who we trace in the census is a corn miller living on Eastwood Row, but we know not where he is working, possibly for the Wright family. Between and we found baptism entries for nine children, how many made it to adulthood we can not say.

There is then a gap of three years before the last two baptisms, Hannah Barraclough Smith and Abraham Barraclough Smith Abraham Barraclough Smith married Sarah Morton, and from the baptism of their children notice he is a corn miller at Stockbridge, Keighley, later he farms at Morton.

While we have mention of the name Barraclough, used in the last two children above, we are aware of a Joseph Barraclough who was a miller at Harden Beck in the late 's and early 's, he was married to an Elizabeth Smith. Their daughter Anne marries William Atkinson, and one of their son's Benjamin, a tailor by trade, married Susannah Pearson, daughter of Guy Pearson, corn miller. Yet another Smith family involved in milling, but this time at Cullingworth, and later in Skipton.

John Smith b around , we do wonder if he is the son of Daniel baptised in , and who had a son John baptised in John Smith and his wife Ann are first located by us in the census, and then again in the census. The children they had are: He started a stall in Keighley market.

Bought 35 Bradford Street where he lived for many years. He gave up the market in He started the Penny bus to Worth Village. He also owned Lawkholme Lane. There are a lot more details in his obituary which appeared in the Keighley News 10th Aug Smith family of Thwaites and Long Lee We have been able to ascertain that there were Smiths of some substance from a sale of property in at Thwaites.

Lot 6 Stockbridge field occupied by D. From the will of Thomas daughter Mary seems to fair extremely well, and we wonder if this forms part of the dowry. Samuel Smith was a Spindle maker at Long Croft. Of Simeon's children he had two sons who went into business with each other, Simeon and Thomas. We do not know when they went into partnership, but we know when it was dissolved from and item in the London Gazette What exactly went wrong we do not know, but we find Thomas in in debtors Jail: We do not know when Thomas first wife, Mary Ann Sugden died, but he married again in Thomas carried on his trade, but out of the area.

Joseph's daughter Hannah married Jeremiah Carrodus, another daughter Grace married David Illingworth, heald yarn manufacturer. Their daughter Ann Illingworth built Grove Mill. Richard and Martha Hanson Smith of Keighley allfam. Bracewell Smith like many men of Keighley who improved their lot came from humble beginnings.

From the census we can see that Bracewell's grandfather came to the area and living in Haworth at Hall, most probably came to the area for work, he is listed as a power loom weaver. Bracewell's brother Louis in is married and living at 58 Cliffe View, Hainworth.

The mother Salina is shown in with Bracewell and his family in London. Bracewell Smith is better known for being the person who donated Cliff Castle to the town for a museum. He took Wood Mill to spin yarn, around a year later he introduced power looms into the mill but still continued to employ handloom weavers.

He gave up around after being unable to compete with other manufactures, and his workforce unwilling to operate more than one loom at a time. John had married Sarah Sutcliffe, the daughter of Ingham Sutcliffe, who described himself as a cotton spinner of Ickornshaw. This firm was known to pay the best wages. John William Smith the only surviving son of John and Sarah went to Colne with his mother and Step father, he seems to have worked for Thomas in the cotton spinning, but in the census we see that he is a master brick maker employing 6 men and one boy.

John William is a named executer in his step fathers will. What we did notice was that we were not able to locate Fountain Head on any map, but on the census it is entered right before Brogden. A newspaper item we found in the The Bradford Observer, October 08, John Smith of Fountain Head, near Keighley.

In the census at Brogden, we have Ann and her husband, her father Jonas, listed as a lodger, and a John Smith age 32, in the relation to head column, the word relative has been written over and replaced with lodger. There was another son, William, born at Brogden in His eldest son also called William married twice, first wife being Mary Aldersley the daughter of Peter of Raygill House.

William born daughter Ellen married John Town papermaker, John was her second husband, she was the widow of Richard Harper. William's other son George married Sarah Bairstow of the Bairstows corn millers and worsted manufactures. Sarah Helen married corn miller William Midgley. John Spencer of Broom House. Grace, daughter of John married Banks Booth, licensee of the Woolpack. Son David Woolstaper Chapel Lane. Of the three farms that Michael owned only Wellhead lay in the lordship. Michaels son sold the manor to Ferrand who in , Ferrand owned no property in the manor.

Michael Stell, of Well Head, in this parish, who lately died, and since his disease, it fell to his eldest son and heir, Mr. Michael Stell, of Well Head, in the parish of Keighley. In all which are or may be kept Courts Baron, though only in the first there is kept a three weeks' Court on a Thursday, and two head Court days in a year.

His will shows that he owned two other farms, one at Stairs in Far Oxenhope and the other at Hey in the Parish of Keighley. Michael had the following children: Michael, the elder son, got Hey and Joseph the farm at Stairs.

Wellhead was to be shared between them. Michael junior produced at least five children. In we find children George and Sarah Whitaker living with him, there are with him and his new wife in , with the addition of John Whitaker, the children are listed as son's and daughter. What we have managed to ascertain is that the parents of these three children were Robert Whitaker and Sarah Stell, Sarah registered young Johns birth, she list's herself as widow.

One of the children, Lydia, married Mosses Driver, she had moved in to be a servant after Mosses first wife Alice Iveson Stell died, then later married him. Joseph married Alice Taylor. Of the six children they produced we shall stay with William, at this time he is the only child of Joseph that we feel that we can record with confidence.

William was married twice, with his first wife Mary he produced Michael, who married Dinah Emmott. One of their daughters Elizabeth married John Dunderdale, who was from Barrowford but made knowle Gate his home. We found an advertisement for Apple Hall, Bradford from a few years previous to Stell living there: For farther Particulars apply to Mr.

Benjamin Farrer, of Bradford aforesaid. The little girl immediately started crying. While it's not uncommon for toddlers to feel separation anxiety, this would have been stressful for any child. I took only a few photographs and was almost overcome with emotion myself.

Then very quickly, they were in the van, and I stopped to take a few deep breaths. Asylum seekers who go directly to official crossings are not supposed to be separated from their families, except in specific circumstances including if officials can't confirm the relationship between the minor and adults, safety of the children, or if the adult is being prosecuted.

Even so, about 2, children have been separated from their families at the border over a six-week period during a crackdown on illegal entries, according to US Department of Homeland Security figures obtained by The Associated Press on Friday. The figures show that 1, minors were separated from 1, adults between April 19 and May 31, breaking down to an average of 46 children per day being separated from their families. Both former first ladies Laura Bush and Michelle Obama shared their thoughts on what's been happening on social media over Sunday and Monday, respectively.

Bush tweeted a link to an op-ed she wrote for the Washington Post , adding: I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, but this zero-tolerance policy is cruel. And it breaks my heart. The separations as reported were not broken down by age, and included separations for illegal entry, immigration violations, or possible criminal conduct by the adult. The new figures are for people who tried to enter the US between official border crossings.

Moore listens during the launch event of his book. Trump has blamed the Democrats for failing to compromise politically for family separations. But it's under the 'zero tolerance' policy announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions that Department of Homeland Security officials are now referring all cases of illegal entry for criminal prosecution. US protocol prohibits detaining children with their parents because the children are not charged with a crime and the parents are.

The policy has been widely criticized by church groups, politicians and children's advocates who say it is inhumane. Last week, Sessions also made it more difficult for those hoping to seek asylum in the US, by placing more stringent restrictions on when it can be granted. In writing the opinion, Sessions exercised his discretion to overturn precedent, which four years ago acknowledged 'married women in Guatemala who are unable to leave their relationship' as a social group that may seek asylum in the US, NBC reported.

First Lady Melania Trump shared a statement on the state of affairs on Sunday,. Trump hates to see children separated from their families and hopes both sides of the aisle can finally come together to achieve successful immigration reform,' the statement read.

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