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10/02/2014 13:25:46

Sal1974
Sal1974
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Hello everyone. I am currently trying to research my 3rd great grandmother. Martha Eastwood, who was born in holmfirth in 1838. I have everything after her 1st marriage but nothing before. Apart from her fathers name is William and he was a comb maker. I am looking for her birth or baptism and the 1841 and 1851 census. I can find no matches on ancestry. If anybody has any advice on where to look for this I would be very grateful. Also if somebody was born in holmfirth would it be registered as Halifax. I'm sorry I don't know the geography.
Kind regards Sally
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10/02/2014 14:07:53

judith varley
judith varley
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Hi Sally
Would this be your Martha in the 1841 census At Sudehill, Fulstone in the parish of Kirkburton
Wm Eastwood 30yrs Blacksmith b in Yorks
Mary " 25yrs "
Martha " 4yrs "
Grace " 1yr
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10/02/2014 14:32:50

Sal1974
Sal1974
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That's brilliant! THANKYOU! Is sudehill near holmfirth. You will have to excuse my ignorance I really don't know the area at all
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10/02/2014 16:16:20

judith varley
judith varley
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If you google GENUKI HOLMFIRTH you will find more information about the district of Holmfirth
the family were in Crigglestone in 1851 ,
Judith
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10/02/2014 16:25:45

Sal1974
Sal1974
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Thanks very much for your help. I now have something to work on.
Kindest regards Sally
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11/02/2014 08:18:48

judith varley
judith varley
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You will find Williams said birth place in 1851 was Stecks Moor Yorks but it is Stocks Moor you'll find his bapt on Ancestry in the Parish of Kirkburton in 1810
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11/02/2014 10:32:13

Sal1974
Sal1974
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Thanks Judith, I think I have found the baptism. I was wondering how likely it
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11/02/2014 10:33:31

Sal1974
Sal1974
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Was that he would change profession from blacksmith to comb maker? Sorry about all these questions but as I am sure is apparent this is all quite new to me!
Kindest regards Sally
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11/02/2014 12:46:40

judith varley
judith varley
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Where and when did Martha get married?
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11/02/2014 12:57:19

Sal1974
Sal1974
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Martha and William got married in 1857 in Sheffield. I don't have the certificate on me at the moment for the exact date.
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11/02/2014 13:21:54

judith varley
judith varley
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Yes a Blacksmith would have forged Iron and Steel combs for Mills
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11/02/2014 13:38:46

Sal1974
Sal1974
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Oh. I was thinking hair combs! Thanks I'm sure I will get the hang of this eventually!
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11/02/2014 13:38:47

Sal1974
Sal1974
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Oh. I was thinking hair combs! Thanks I'm sure I will get the hang of this eventually!
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14/02/2014 09:45:26

Sal1974
Sal1974
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Hi, I think I've found Martha's baptism record it's at new mill Christ church. Would that be quite local?
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14/02/2014 19:50:38

Bezza
Bezza
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Sudehill, the place that Judith mentioned, is the road where New Mill Parish Church is located. Fulstone is probably a couple of miles up the road.
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15/02/2014 07:18:57

Sal1974
Sal1974
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Brilliant! Thanks for all your help. Kindest regards Sally :-)
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