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Backhouse
Rowlan is  mother’s maiden name. Backhouse is 
Grandparents’ name. George Backhouse was a war artist in First World War.

Submitted by: Steven Durham
Address: YO26 5EQ
email: stevendurham101@yahoo.co.uk


Backhouse
I was born in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, to Jeanette Larraine Backhouse. Her parents were Lawrence and Hazel Backhouse. Lawrence worked for Attock Oil Company Limited, Morgah Refinery, Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Following my birth, I was given over to Holy Family Hospital in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, and adopted by an American family. Lawrence and Hazel Backhouse were from Tanwin, Lark Hill Estate, Ripon in the County of Yorkshire, England. They emigrated from Pakistan to Australia, and changed the spelling of their last name to Bachaus. They had two children, Peter and Jeanette. I am trying to find relatives of Lawrence and Hazel Backhouse.

Submitted by: Christine Matovich
Address: 9211 NW 25th Avenue, Vancouver, Washington 98665, USA
email: matovich4@comcast.net


Backhouse
I am looking for information on Richard Brown Backhouse, born in Helmsley, Yorkshire in 1910 and emigrated to Canada in 1949, and his parents who would have lived in Yorkshire all their lives. Not sure how to go about finding their graves. As I am coming to Yorkshire soon any information would be gratefully accepted.

Submitted by: Ann Brown Backhouse
Address: 35 Withewood Mansions, Shirley, Southampton
email: abbackhouse@msn.com


Backhouse
My father was Paul Durham. His sisters were Pam Farr and Pat Cole. George Backhouse was their grandfather. Edna Backhouse was their grandma. My mother was Audree Rowland and as far as I know they all came from York.

Submitted by: Steven Paul Durham
email: stevendurham777@yahoo.co.uk


Backhouse
I am trying to trace the parents of Stephen Backhouse born 1816 in Ellerton, East Yorkshire.
He was married to Eliza (née West) and lived in Thorganby, East Yorkshire working as an agricultural labourer. He died in 1895 in York.

Submitted by: Mrs Alison McConnell
email: a.mcconnel787@btinternet.com


Backhouse
I am trying to find any information about Benjamin Backhouse, watch and clock maker in Tadcaster and Masham in early 1800s. Do any of his clocks or watches survive with his name on..?

Submitted by: Lynne Davison
Address: 61 Spring Walk, Worksop
email: Peter_davison@sky.com


Backhouse
I am trying to find information on my ancestor’s who lived in Yorkshire. One of them did go abroad to work in the goldfields; either Africa, Australia or America.

Submitted by: Angela Leek
Email: angela.leek@wdpct.nhs.uk


Backhouse
My mum was borne in Yorkshire. She talked about Whitby, Sheriff Hutton, and Scarborough. She had three brothers and two of them, Cyril and Harold (Backhouse), came with her to the USA in the 1920s.
I would like to contact anyone that know any of my family.

Submitted by: Eiler Christian Heyn
Address: 1112 Challedon Road, Great Falls, VA 22066-1719
Email: b727_100@veizon.net

Badham
While searching online for information on my g-uncle William Badham, I came across a possible death in FreeBMD in Richmond Yk, 2nd qtr 1941, age 66, which would make the deceased the right age. I thought it might be possible to investigate the identity if there’s an obituary in a local paper. What would be a likely local Newspaper in 1941?

Submitted by: Maeredd Williams
Email: maeredd@yahoo.com


Baggan (Baggin)
I am interested in the Baggan family that lived in Pontefract, with seven daughters. I’m researching all six of them that married: Eccleston, Pickup, Ponsonby, Scholes, Sykes & Woffenden. The Baggin family that lived in Sheffield would have lived in Ireland for a time as one of the sons, George, was born there. Anyone have any of these names in their tree?
One branch moved from Sheffield to Haworth.

Submitted by: Maureen
Address: Pontefract, WF8 2RY
Email: maureenw12@lycos.co.uk


Bailey
I’m searching for a Bailey family that began with a Thomas Bailey of Liverpool (or Bangor N. Wales) marrying a Sarah Jane Moody in Sculcoates, Yorkshire, as shown in the 1861 census. It appears that Thomas had an engineers job connected to the railways. The couple had several children including two sons who are, in later censuses, shown as being a Joiner and a Decorator. The address ‘Picturesque Terrace’, Hull, seems to feature around 1900. After a mass of research, it seems that I am, at age 64, the last ‘son’ (having no children) of this Bailey line going back to Liverpool to 1837 ie. unless the descendants of Thomas can be traced. Anyone in Hull have any advice?

Submitted by: Chris Bailey
Address: Middlesbrough
email: arkitektur360@yahoo.com


Bailey
I am searching for information on an Eric Bailey from the Yorkshire area who served in WW2 as an LAC. He was once stationed at Methwold/Feltwell, East Anglia. He was there until late 1943. He was born in the range of 1920, give a few years each way. I have pictures if anyone has any infomation. I know the chances are slim to none, but nothig ventured nothing gained.

Submitted by: Eileen M Hannah
Address: 48 Greenwood Lane, Saint John, NB, E2N 1L6 Canada
email: eileenmhannah@hotmail.com


Bailey
My great uncle Charles Roy Bailey owned or operated “The Yorkshire Sun-Ray Insitute” at the corner of Arlington Street sometime around 1930. Another address on the bit of the flyer that I have is 160a, Anlaby Road, Hull. I am writing a book about his life and would greatly appreciate any information you might be able to share with me. I have some information about CR Bailey at www.charleybailey.homestead.com

Submitted by: Nicola Perrin-Finch
Address: Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada
Email: charliebailey@canada.com


Bailey
Godfrey Bayleye, Christopher Bailey ca. 1500-1630 please.

Submitted by: Marion and John Luke
Email: thelukes@vianet.on.ca


Bailey
I am looking for relatives of Lucy Bailey, born 1913, or relatives of her daughter, Maureen or any other children or relatives of her or Lucy Bailey’s husband, Mr Laycock. I believe Maureen might now be Sykes.

Lucy lived in Halifax between 1915 and 1920, and her mother was Lydia. I would also like to talk to anyone related to Robert Bailey, who was born Liverpool and had family in Bailiff Bridge, Halifax and Bradford.

Submitted by: Pauline Baron
Address: 16 Grange Park, St Arvans, Chepstow NP16 6EA
email: m-p-baron@talk21.com


Bailey
I’m stuck. I’ve traced Samuel and Mary Bailey (born aprox 1808 in Yorkshire) back as far as 1841, living in Gowthorpe, Selby, Yorkshire (with two children – Maria, aged 3 and Faith, aged 1). I’m trying to trace their marriage details (presumably they got married sometime between 1826-1838) and their birth details, in order to trace the next generation. Has anyone got any ideas?

Submitted by: Les Bailey
Address: 57 Crowstone Road, Grays, Essex
email: h.bailly@sky.com


Bailey
I am related to the Bailey family that lived in West Ayton. My Great Grandfather  was Lawrence Bailey.  Olive and Glad Bailey his daughters lived in West Ayton I recall visiting them when I was a boy. They never married but their sister did and she is my Grandmother. Would love to hear from anyone that has further information. There was a farm called Greenfields Farm I believe. Regards, David

Submitted by: David Bellchambers
Address: 15 John Dee Crescent, Auckland 0932 New Zealand
email: Bells5@xtra.co.nz


Bailey/Pigghills/Manchester
Any history of the Baileys or Pigghills or Manchester from cullingworth.Any info most appreciated.

Submitted by: kathryn heathcote(nee Bailey)
Address: 89 cuckmere way ,brighton
email: kathrynh1@live.co.uk


Bailes
I would appreciate any information on my father, Alan Bailes, born I think in Leeds in May 1923. Also his mother, Brenda Bailes.

Submitted by: Anne Carey
Address: GFF, 61 Whippingham Road, Brighton BN2 3PF
email: annebookmark08@aol.com


Baines
Margaret Baines married a Thomas Metcalfe in 1828 and they resided in Ingleton.  They were publicans or innkeepers of the Horseshoe Inn located on Bank Street.  I know they were in residence here from 1841-1871 according to census records.  Margaret ran the inn after her husband passed prior to 1850.  Can anyone tell me if the building is still standing?

Submitted by: Lois Bretz
Address: Morrison. CO  USA
email: louie5399@msn.com


Baines
I am trying to trace any relatives of a Jane Baines, born in Easingwold, who married my great-grandfather John Burland in 1884. Prior to their marriage she had been married to a John Metcalfe who died sometime between 1887 and 1881. Jane had quite a few children with John Metcalfe: Elizabeth (b. 1859), John Jas (b. 1861), William (b. 1864), Lavinia (b. 1869), Mary Jane (b. 1872), Annie Maria (b. 1876). Annie was living with John and Jane in Horsforth in 1891 according to that census, as were Elizabeth (who had by then got married to someone called Briggs) and her two children. If you know of any of Jane’s details in Easingwold or are a Metcalfe relative, please let me know.

Submitted by: John Burland
Address: 76 The Whartons, Otley, LS21 2BS
email: john.burland@sky.com


Baines
I would be grateful for any information on Thomas Baines who was born in Yorkshire between 1700 and 1800.

Submitted by: Edward Baines
Address: 19 Joy Paine Close, Boston, Lincs
email: paine.close@yahoo.co.uk


Bainbridge
Jacob Bainbridge (1826-1897) married Phoebe Rumney (1828-1895). My ancestor, their daughter, Mary Ann/Jane was born in 1855. Can anyone help with more information about the family.

Submitted by: Joan Malcouronne (née Spence)
email: jmalcouronne@xtra.co.nz


Bainbridge
My father John Bainbridge was born in Co.Durham and lived in Barnard Castle until he was 9 and then moved to Stainmoor until he was 20 when he joined the Army.

Submitted by: Kathleen Bainbridge
Address: An Seann Tigh Poilis, 1-2 Uig, By Portree, Isle of Skye IV51 9XP
email: kath.bainbridge@gmail.com


Bainbridge
Trying to trace family tree. My attempt stalls at my G.G’father who was Samuel Bainbridge married to Eliza (nee Palfreeman). They lived in Fairfield, Stockton on Tees. Their son was Jonathon born at Railway Terraces, Fairfield, Stockton on Tees. Would love any further info or possible family?

Submitted by: Rebbeca Bainbridge
Address: 1 Eckersley Hghts, Winthrop 6150, Western Australia
Email: tatxox@hotmail.com


Bainbridge
Looking for information re: my g-g g’father John William Bainbridge b. 23 May 1859 Knaresborough York, son of William m=Elizabeth Hill 23 Nov 1857 Ripon York. (Elizabeth (aka) Prest); John had a sister Jane. This branch of the family have been in Australia since 1859. Would like to know if any relatives still exist in Yorkshire? Please visit First Families website (Vic Gov) for more info re our branch.

Submitted by: Diana Bainbridge
Address: c/o University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, Qld
Email: d.bainbridge@research.uq.edu.au


Bainbridge
I am looking to find out more about my family tree, as online sites have proven useless.

My father Ian Bainbridge, his mum and dad are named Mary Lunt and George Bainbridge.

Was wondering if anyone could help me out :)

Submitted by: Jessica Bainbridge
Address: Burnley
Email: Jessicabainbridge@outlookco.uk


Baines
I am currently researching Arthur and Emma Baines (born 1867 and 1868) Emma nee Naylor from west Bergolt and Arthur from Horbury. Any one help?

Submitted by: F Davis
Address: 23 The Meads, Eastfield, Scarborough, YO11 3LD
Email: davisfelicity@hotmail.com


Bairstow
I want to know if anyone knows anything about (my nanna) first name Ada. I don’t know my grandad as he apparantly died before I was even born. I think that his name was Cyril, they had my mom (Cynthia Ann Jowett). I have wanted to know why she has a different last name to my nannas. Can anybody let me know.

Submitted by: Kellie
Address: 16 Tania Avenue, South Penrith, NSW, Sydney Australia
Email: kellie00@optusnet.com.au


Bairstow
My husband’s great great great grandfather Jacob Bairstow left England on the Thomas Harrison in 1838 and went to Port Adelaide. We would love to learn more about his family. Jacob’s parents were Robert and Hannah Bairstow.

Submitted by: Hazel Bairstow
Address: PO Box 258, Albany, Western Australia, Australia 6331
Email: (not supplied)


Bairstow
I am looking for relatives of Waterhouse Bairstow and Mary Ann his wife who emigrated to the US about 1902.

Submitted by: Kathleen Morgan
Email: kat1947@verizon.net


Bairstow
I am searching for information (especially date of death) of my 2 x gt.grandfather Benjamin Bairstow/Bastow, born 1826, Little Horton, married Amelia Firth 1843 and in 1851 was living in Leeds. On Amelia’s death certificate the name is spelt Barstow. Their children were Enoch, Eleanor and Amelia, with a deceased child Catherine.

Submitted by: Janice Edgecombe
Address: P.O.Box 13, Waipapa 0246, Bay of Islands,
New Zealand
Email: janedge@clear.net.nz


Bairstow
My great grandad came from Halifax. They were stonemasons. I have a lot of dates and people, but I need some photos. If you can help I would be grateful.

Submitted by: Bairstow
Email: bairstc@aol


Bairstow
I am trying to find my in laws family in Halifax. They lived at Siddal and Southowram, especially hubby’s grandparents Ada and John Lewis Bairstow.

Submitted by: Linda Francis
Address: 108 Ovenden Way, Halifax, West Yorkshire HX3 5PB
Email: ghostmistress2003@yahoo.co.ukghostmaster


Bairstow
I’m looking for the parents of my GG Grandfather William Bairstow, born 1811 Wilsden, Yorkshire; married 24 Jul 1834 in Bingley to Sarah Mercer, born 1815 Halifax, Yorkshire. Also same for Sarah Mercer. I’m descended from their son Robert Bairstow, born 2 Dec 1839 in Wilsden. Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Submitted by: Dot Schulz
Address: Enfield, Connecticut, USA
Email: dschulz@snet.net


Bairstow
I am searching for information (especially date of death) of my 2 x gt.grandfather Benjamin Bairstow/Bastow, born 1826, Little Horton, married Amelia Firth 1843 and in 1851 was living in Leeds. On Amelia’s death certificate the name is spelt Barstow. Their children were Enoch, Eleanor and Amelia, with a deceased child Catherine.

Submitted by: Janice Edgecombe
Address: 4 Governors lane, Oakridge VillaKerikeri New Zealand, 0230
Email: janedge@kinect.co.nz


Baker
Am looking for any information on John Baker who we believe came from Snainton, and married Elizabeth Stubbs. They would have left England in the mid-1800’s. We’d appreciate any information we could get.

Submitted by: Diane Doell
Address: 11097 Lippold Rd, Darien Ctr, New York 14040 USA
Email: nickramie@yahoo.com


Baker
I am tracing my maternal grandfather John Baker’s roots in North Newbald in the East Riding. I know he was born either in Suffolk or Cambridgeshire in or around 1835. He fought in the Crimean War and his funeral was reported in the Hull newspaper in 1922. According to his marriage certificate in 1864 he was living in Newbald and was already a widower from a previous marriage! Any help much appreciated.

Submitted by: Derek Swallow
Email: derekswallow@hotmail.com


Baker
I have been trying to find information about my paternal grandfather, Thomas Donkin Baker. He came from Driffield and I understand his parents had a grocer’s shop in Driffield. However, it is said that he left home at a very young age (14) as he did not get along with his stepmother. His date of birth would be approximately 1885. Any information about this part of my family would be very gratefully received

Submitted by: Arthur Baker
Email: arthur.baker@btinternet.com


Baker
I have a photo of my grandmother, Mamie (Mary) Baker (nee French) with a baby.  it’s a professional photo taken by Jean Bowes of Marine Parade, Scarborough.  It must to be Mamie’s first child, born August 1911, or her second child, born February 1918. 
If anyone knows anything about George and Mamie Baker, or about the photographer and can help me date the photo, I’d love to hear from you.  Thanks.

Submitted by: Sandra Midgley
Address: Norfolk
Email: sandramidgley1@gmail.com


Baldwin
Peter Baldwin and Mary Garth were married on 6 May 1819 in the Parish of Kildwick in Yorkshire, both of Cononley. I’m seeking information about their parents. If anyone has this information, and the exact name of the church in which the two were married, I’d really appreciate it.

Submitted by: Florence S Battle
Address: 26 Deverell Close, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1UZ
email: fsutcliffe1@aol.com


Baldwin
I am trying to find names (especially maiden name of the mother), place of birth and year of birth for the parents of Sarah Baldwin (born Yeadon 1817). This lady married William Cawood (born Otley 1815). They were married in Leeds in 1837, and settled in Leeds.
Any information regarding Sarah Baldwin’s parents will be much appreciated.

Submitted by: Christine Price
Address: PO Box 38592, Winnellie, NT Australia 0821
email: pricechristine38@yahoo.com.au


Baldwinson
I am trying to trace the family of my grandfather thomas baldwinson who was born 1874 in the Weardley, East Keswick, Harewood area of yorkshire, I would appreciate any help.

Submitted by: Geoffrey David Baldwinson
Email: baldygd@googlemail.com


Bale
I am searching for further detail on my earliest found ancestor, who was :-
William Bale – born 31st October 1652 – Lofthouse, Yorkshire.
William married a Rachell, maiden mane unknown, about 1675.
Rachell died 10th May 1707 Husbands Bosworth in Leicestershire.
They had a Son – Richard Bale – born 1st.July 1676 – My Line.
I am seeking any further advice, direction or help on finding more about William Bale – his connection/parents in Lofthouse Yorkshire.

Submitted by: David Bale
Address: 99, Frederick Street, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3BH
email: david.bale68@gmail.com


Ball
I am looking for information on William Ball, who was a lithographer in Bradford. He had a daughter Elsie Ball who was born in Bradford 1899.

Submitted by: Erica Anderson
email: linsay7@hotmail.com


Ballance
I am trying to trace the parents  of Stephen Balance, born in Garforth on 01 Jan 1726. He married Mary Harper on 14 Nov 1768 and died 18 Dec 1804.

Submitted by: Norma Kelly
email: kelly_n3@sky.com


Bancroft
I’m looking for any information on any Bancroft families from the Keighley/Haworth/Oxenhope areas of West Yorkshire pre 1850. In particular anything on a Joseph Bancroft, who died in 1785 at Far Oxenhope.

Submitted by: Jarlath Bancroft
Address: Ranmoor, Moorfield Dr, Oakworth, Keighley BD22 7EX
email: jbancroft1@btinternet.com


Bancroft
I’m trying to trace information about Harry Clement Bancroft, he was my Grandmothers father. He lived in Earby and died there in 1930. His profession was listed as “railway goods porter”. He married Maud Spencer is 1924 and my Grandma (Joyce) was born in 1925. She thinks he was adopted by Albert Furness from Sheffield. Any help is much appreciated.

Submitted by: Dawn Henson
Address: 22 Balsam Fields, Wincanton, Somerset BA9 9HF
Email: dawn@henson-family.freeserve.co.uk


Bancroft
I’m looking for any information on Bancroft families from the Keighley/Haworth/Oxenhope areas of West Yorkshire pre 1850. In particular anything on a Joseph Bancroft, who died in 1785 at Far Oxenhope.

Submitted by: Jarlath Bancroft
Address: Keighley
Email: jbancroft@starmail.com


Banks
I am researching my family history and have found out that my 2 Greats Grandfather came from the Great Smeaton area. They were butchers and publicans. They owned The Black Bull Inn in Great Smeaton, I have them living there in all the census from 1851. If anyone can help, I would be very grateful.

Submitted by: Judith Howell
Address: 14 Honeysuckle Close, Broughton, Chester CH4 0QA
Email: JUDITH5013@aol.com


Bannister
I was born in Skipton in 1936 and I am trying to establish when my father first moved to Skipton. His birth was registered in Preston, Lancs.

Submitted by: John Bannister
Address: 1, St. Lukes Grove, Humberston, Grimsby, ne. Lincs. DN36 4DU
Email: john.bannister1@ntlworld.com


Barber
I am searching for information about Stanley Barber, born 1899 in Yorkshire, married to Gladys Jagger in 1922, brother to Sidney, Eric, Wiliam and Ella.

Submitted by: Linda
email: ecureux@hotmail.com


Barber
I am searching for information on James B Barber, married to Eliza. Had at least two children, Arthur S Barber, born approx 1817 and Albert S Barber, born May 1828. Arthur and Albert emigrated to USA in 1842 on the ship Imposter.  Bio on Albert S Barber printed in 1891 says he was born in Yorkshire.

Submitted by: Laura Barber
email: lbueneman@hotmail.com


Barker
I have a family bible with records of the family of William Barker of Hunmanby near Scarborough, born July 31 1842 & his wife Ann born Oct 23 1842. We do not know her maiden name.
They had ten children, one only living a couple of weeks. My Grandfather Samuel was the fifth son. They had one daughter Mary who married a Boyes and lived in Scarborough, her son was Edgar.
The records show the names and birth dates of the rest of the children all male. I can pass these details on to anyone interested. Can anyone help going further back with this family.

Submitted by: John Samuel Barker
Address: 6 Gerrard Gardens, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 9JG
email: johnbarker385@btinternet.com


Barker
I am trying to trace the family and ancestors of Henry Barker born approx 1777 in Bedale but according to the 1841 census lived at 10 Devonshire Place, Bilton, Harrogate with wife Margaret, born approx 1783 in Ripon, with son Henry and daughter Margaret. I believe they had other daughters, Ann and Mary ,but do not know about any other offspring. Any information would be gratefully received.

Submitted by:
email: straggle@hotmail.co.uk


Barker, Ronnie
Hi, I’m trying to find information about my uncle Ronnie Barker (DOB 14 April, 1930). My father, Arthur Barker, and my mother, Della (nee Stocks) emigrated to Australia in 1951. I have been trying to find out what happened to my  uncle Ronnie. My mother can only remember that they got a letter ‘not too long after arriving’ in Australia saying that he had died. I haven’t been able to find any record of this that can be verified. I would appreciate any help in finding out what happened to him. I think his mother lived in Grangetown about that time.

Any information on any of my ancestors would help me they all come from Yorkshire as far as I have found. mostly around Pickering area.

Submitted by: Pauline Barker
Address: 10/2-4 Millgate Road, Balga, Western Australia
email: psbarker@westnet.com.au


Barker/Newton
I am researching my family tree and trying to find details on the following:
Dorothy Barker born Middlesbrough on 10/01/1900, her father was Robert Barker and mother Mary Jane (née Morland). Dorothy married a Richard Newton, born Reed Street, West Hartlepool in 1893, son of Robert and Elizabeth Newton, on the 01/08/1920 at St Barnabus Church in Middlesbrough. Richard was a miner and they moved to Moorend, Thorne near Doncaster in the early 1920s. They had 3 children: Robert Edwin, Leslie and Ronald. Robert Edwin was brought up by his grandparents in Middlesbrough but both Leslie and Ronald were placed in the workhouse in Thorne. Dorothy eventually turned up in Bradford but Richard appears to have completely disappeared. (Richard appears to have been known as Dickie Two Thumbs because of having two thumbs on one hand.) I am trying to trace any additional information on either person.

Submitted by: Ray Young
Address: Bradford, West Yorkshire
email: young23@virginmedia.com.uk


Barker
I am looking for information on Fred Barker.
Fred Barker married Ada Margaret Powell on 29th December 1941 at the Registry Office in Wetherby, aged 30 years. His father’s name was Fred Barker (deceased) at the time of the marriage.
Fred was in the Royal Engineers – Sapper 2132947. Formerly Fred was a café manager. At the time of his wedding Fred was living at 29 High Street, Wetherby, Yorkshire. Home address given as 27a. Station Road, Baildon.
I don’t think that Fred died in World War II but his wife Ada remarried in Blackpool in 1952. I can’t trace a death certificate for Fred so what can have happened to him? Did Fred remarry? Perhaps he has some family still alive. I would appreciate any help given.
Does anyone remember Norman’s Café ? I think it could have been in Shipley or Bradford.

Submitted by: Margaret Grainger
Address: Abbey Cottage, Spennithorne, Leyburn DL8 5PS
email: gerald@graingerg.plus.com


Barker
Did anyone around Sheffield, Yorkshire know Isabella Vaughan/Barker, born 1865 in India. If you have any photos or information  please contact. She lived around Walkley/Crookes area. She was married to Alex John Barker.

Submitted by: Barker
email: hampsje@aol.com


Barker
I am seeking information on William Barker 1770-1842. He emmigrated to P.E.I. Canada on the Valiant in 1817.

Submitted by: J Arthur Hudson
email: lilart@pei.sympatico.ca


Barker/Peck
I have heard that Alexander Barker, my late father, about 1972 may have had a son and daughter brought up by an Irleen and Phylis. Does anyone have any information about this family? My father’s first wife was called Hannah Hayes from Rotherham who died at the age of 27.

Submitted by: Jean Barker
email: hampsje@aol.com


Barge
I believe the name Bargh means “Dweller beneath the hill.” Could this Hill be Pen Y Ghent or Ingleborough? Were the original Bargh’s from here. Any ideas well recieved from southerner trying to find original roots.

Submitted by: Ann W
Address: Sandwich, Kent
Email: Williamsann@Hotmail.co.uk


Barker / Vaughan
I am looking for the family of Isabella Vaughan. She married a John Alexander Barker in Sheffield in 1882. Isabella was born in Mauritious in 1864 and resided in India with her parents for a time – they were possibly in the army – they ended up in Sheffield.
They had Lilian Barker who married Gilbert Peck from Wilson Pecks piano shop in Sheffield about 1905. They also had Ernest Barker, born in 1894, and my dad, Alexander  Barker born in 1901 in Sheffield.
Any relations out there please email.

Submitted by: Barker
email: hampsje@aol.com


Barker
I am looking for information on Fred Barker, born 1909/1910. Fred Married Ada Margaret Powell at the registry office in Wetherby, Yorkshire, on 29 December 1941. Their daughter was born 5 October 1942, named Ann – she died in 2004 in Blackpool.
Fred’s home address (as given on marriage certificate ) is 27a Station Road, Baildon, Shipley, Yorkshire. Fred was a café manager before the war. I think the café may have been in Shipley.
Fred served in World War Two in The Royal Engineers, sapper 2132947 (again as given on his marriage certificate).
Any help in finding what happened to Fred Barker would be appreciated.

Submitted by: Margaret Grainger
email: grainger@graingerg.plus.com


Barker
I am seeking any information on the Barkers of Tunstall and Catterick, and Barker’s Farm, and pics, stories, monument information, etc. I have got back as far as Hutchinson Barker born 1811 Melsonby, Yorkshire who worked his rather large farm with son Hutchinson (jnr) in Tunstall, and parents Joseph and Anne. I’d like to go back before Joseph and Anne if anyone has a history, but would also love to know if the farm still stands, and any info regarding any Barker stories and relatives of the area – alive or not! Will eventually visit and would love to know where I am heading!

Submitted by: Jennifer SImmonds
Address: 6 Kingsford street laverton vic 3028
email: jgls@optusnet.com.au


Barker
Looking for the relatives descended from Ann Barker born approx 1770’s and married John Fairweather in Helmsley Parish, in Ryedale in 1797. They went on to have approx 11 children and she died in 1838 and was buried in Helmsley.

Submitted by: T Fairweather
Address: Croft Dene, Slingsby, North Yorkshire
Email: slightly.random@hotmail.co.uk


Barker
I am looking for descendants of Edward Barker born 1887 in Ingleton, Yorkshire. Edward was the eighth son of James and Elizabeth Barker of Ingleton. I have found the families of all of his brothers but Edward’s (or Ted as he was known) remains a mystery. I believe he may have moved to the Newcastle area as a miner around the time of the first world war.

Submitted by: Richard Barker
Address: 11 Fox Green, Great Bradley, Newmarket, Suffolk
CB8 9NR
Email: barkersuff@aol.com


Barker
Great great grandfather William born c1781 in Helmsley. married Mary. Lived in Bilsdale at Hall (see 1841 Census). His son Philip (siblings Ann, Thomas, Sarah, John, Hannah), still at Bilsdale Hall in 1861 married Sarah. Their son John Thomas, my grandfather, born Carlton c1863 moves to South Shields and then Wallsend. More details if necessary. Grateful for any links, further evidence.

Submitted by: Eric Barker
Address: 17 Pentland Grove, West Moor, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 NY
Email: ericbarker1945@hotmail.com


Barker
Researching my paternal family name. In particular looking for birthplace and parents of William Barker, b1800+/- m Elizabeth Walker 2-6-1825 Bolton-by-Bowland (Yorks then!) St Peter & St Paul, d1860 Toppings N of Bolton Lancs b Christ Church, Walmsley, Egerton, Bolton. Issue: Margaret bp1825, Sarah bp1827, Joseph 1829-1903 (my line) who m Elizabeth Butterworth 5-4-1854, Mary bp1832 and Richard chr1835. Would welcome any help with descendents of Richard B too and will share data willingly.

Submitted by: Jonathan P Barker
Address: 6 Larkswood Close, Tilehurst, Reading, Berks RG31 6NP
Email: jonb333@hotmail.com


Barker
I am trying to find any information at all about my grandmother Marion Barker (married name). I think 2nd marriage the family lived in Fagley Bradford, but she showed me where they used to live in the village of Hawksworth between Leeds and Bradford when her children were young (3 daughters). She was born in 1894 in Hooton Roberts (Rotherham). She was a nurse in the 1914-1918 war at Scalebor Hospital near Otley. If anyone has any information at all no matter how small please will you contact me.

Submitted by: Dawn Scott
Email: dawney45@yahoo.com.au


Barker
I am researching the Barker family of Ingleton and surrounding villages and would be pleased to hear from anyone with information on the descendants of James Barker 1746-1802, John Barker 1789-1856, Ellen Barker (or Reed) 1831-1903 or James Barker 1852-1915.

Submitted by: Richard Barker
Address: 11 Fox Green, Gt Bradley, Newmarket, Suffolk CB8 9NR
Email: r.barker@genemedix.com


Barker
Anyone researching a David Barker b 1831 in Beverley, in Middlesbrough by 1861, living with Hannah and eventually dying in 1889. It’s Hannah I’m after but have hit a dead end with her, she was born Bilsdale Midcable in 1831. As far as I know they didn’t marry, had 4 children, Robert 1860, Anne 1862, Emma 1863 and John 1866. I can find no trace of her after 1881 census in Whorltons Yard, Stockton Street, Middlesbrough.

Submitted by: Mr Ray Hoggart
Address: 30, Leyburn Road, Skellow, Doncaster DN6 8NF
Email: rayhoggart@yahoo.co.uk


Barker
I am looking to trace my paternal family who were Barkers and lived in Otley during the 1920s/40s. My grandfather’s name was William Pinder Barker who was born around 1920 and lived in Albion Street. Apart from that I know nothing and would be grateful for any information.

Submitted by: Lisa Barker
Address: 64 Rosthwaite Close, Hartlepool TS24 8RE
Email: lisabarker187@hotmail.com


Barker
Looking for descendants of William Barker of Easby, nr Gt Ayton, Yorkshire, 1761 – 1848.

Submitted by: W John Barker
Address: Greylands Farm, Hinderwell, Whitby, North Yorkshire TS13 5JX
Email: wbarker567@aol.com


Barker
Would like to contact Roger or Keith Barker, sons of Richard and Doris Barker; Richard was youngest child of Leonard and Zilpha Barker and brother of James (my father) and Edna.

Submitted by: Zilpha Barker
Address: 37 Catherine Avenue, Chelsea, Victoria 3196, Australia
Email: zilphabarker60@bigpond.com


Barker
I am researching my family history and am looking for descendants of either John Barker, a carter of Norland around 1875, and Jeremiah Riley, an innkeeper of Norland around the same time. I would also like information on Scar Head, Norland, being given as the family home of the Barkers in the census of 1881.

Submitted by: Mrs Susan Bigg
Address: Mornington, 2 Wolverhampton Road, Wall Heath, Kingswinford, West Midlands, DY6 7JA


Barker
I’m looking for the family of Hyrum Barker. He moved to Utah in the States, some hundred years or so ago. He is from Yorkshire but I’m not sure of the exact area.

Submitted by: L Barker
email: Lbarker33@yahoo.com


Barker
I would like to contact Roger or Keith Barker, sons of Richard and Doris Barker; Richard was youngest child of Leonard and Zilpha Barker and brother of James (my father) and Edna.

Submitted by: Zilpha Barker
Address: 37 Catherine Avenue, Chelsea, Victoria 3196, Australia
email: zilphabarker@bigpond.com


Barker
I am researching my father’s ancestry and am looking for my 3rd great grandfather, Robert Barker, labourer. His name is on a copy of his son’s, George, marriage certificate. George was married to Jane Wilkes in 1868 and their residence at the time of marriage was Blakey (?), Farndale, Parish of Lastingham. From later census George was born about 1841 in Cropton, Yorkshire but I can’t find any trace of his father. I would appreciate any help I can get. 
I also have an Uncle Ronnie (Barker) born 14 April, 1930 in Boosbeck, who reportedly died in the 1950’s but I can’t find his death certificate or where he is buried. If anyone knows anything about him I would love to know.

Submitted by: Pauline Barker
Address: 10/2-4 Millgate Road, Balga, Western Australia
email: psbarker@westnet.com.au


Barker
I am looking for information on Richard Robert Barker born about 02 Feb 1817 in Bolton, Yorkshire, England. He was married to Martha (either Flathers or Barrett) 29 Jun 1824 Bradford, Yorkshire, England. They had two known children, Joseph Robert barker born 03 Jan 1848 in Bradford and Hannah Elizabeth barker born 1851(?) Richard’s father may have been John Barker born around 1804 and married to an Ann. Richard and his son Joseph were stone masons and free masons. They emigrated to Weston, York County, Ontario, Canada in about 1851. We loose Hannah so she may have died in England. Richard also may have had a brother named John Barker also a stone mason in Bradford, Yorkshire, England

Submitted by: Larry Looby
email: lloobywi@charter.net


Barker and Stables
I am looking for information on this family. John Barker married Mary Stables in about 1825; they were both born about 1804-1806. Their children were Ann, born 1826; William born 1827; twins Benjamin and Johnathan born 1836; and twins Jane and Sarah born 1839. In the 1841 census the family was living in Bramley (civil parish), Leeds Borough, Yorkshire in the subregistration district of Kirkstall on Killingsbeck’s Yard. John Barker’s profession was in clothery. The census says they were all born in Yorkshire. I found a John Barker christened in Dobcross, Yorkshire on 12 Aug 1804 with parents William Barker and Ann. I don’t know how to prove or disprove if this is my John Barker or not. I have found all of the chilren’s birth dates on the LDS website. One of the twin daughters, Sarah, was born in Horsforth on 6 Aug 1838.
The entire family emigrated to the US and John Barker and Mary Stables are found in Akron, Ohio in the 1850 census. Daughter Ann has married Daniel Priest and is living in Wisconsin. The other children are either living in Akron or with Ann Barker Priest.
Is anyone researching this family in England? Does anyone have any hints as to where I might search next? I have more information after they came to the US but am looking for additional information in England. Although, I am still looking for the death date of John Barker, the father, and for his parents and the parents of Mary Stables.

Submitted by: Sandra Hawley
Address: 305 Kiya Way, Friday Harbor, WA 98250 USA
email: sanj@centurytel.net


Barlow

I am looking for information on Henry Barlow born c.1803 – where? He married Ann White and subsequently died in Gt Houghton in 1833. Would love to hear from anyody researching this family.

Submitted by: Dave Proctor
email: margendave.proctor@virgin.net


Barnard
Trying to trace info about Lilian barnard, born around whitby, Yorkshire about 1874. She was my great grandmother, and married Samuel Knox in Sydney, australia, in July 1895.

Submitted by: Denise Coman
Address: 37 hunter street, rutherglen, vic, australia
email: Denisemcoman@gmail.com


Barnes
My cousin Susan Pinson in Sydney, NSW, Australia is looking to see if our grandmother’s Barnes relations are connected to Samuel Barnes who sailed as clerk with Revd. Richard Johnson Chaplain to the First Fleet 1787 on the Golden Grove ship.He is not recorded after 1793. The chaplain was from Welton near Brough, Yorshire. Samuel may have been born in 1760s in that area.Does anyone have an ancestor Samuel Barnes who went to NSW in 1787?
By coincidence, Grandma White’s brother was also Samuel Barnes born about 1866 in the Attercliff district of Sheffield and he died in Scunthorpe in the 1930s-40s.

Submitted by: Jennifer Brown
Address- 39 Firtree Crescent, Forest Hall, Newcastle on Tyne NE12 7JU
email: jstandishbrown@gmail.com


Barnes
My cousin in Sydney, Australia is wondering if our grandmother Elizabeth White (nee Barnes) of Sheffield, is related to Samuel Barnes, a clerk who sailed on the Golden Grove with chaplain to the colony, Revd. Richard Johnson in 1787. Johnson was from Welton near Brough in S. Yorkshire.
He was not with Johnson by 1793.

Submitted by: Jennifer Brown
Address- 39 Firtree Crescent, Forest Hall, Newcastle upon Tyne NE12 7JU
email: jstandishbrown@gmail.com


Barnes
Louis Barnes was my grandmother. She married my grandfather Samuel Maranian around 1904. She had three sons Edward, Steven and Maurice. She also had a daughter who died young. Louis died in 1913 in Istanbul apparently from child birth. I know very little about her except that she was from Leeds. I do have a photograph of her.
Appreciate hearing from anyone who may think they are descendants from her family.

Submitted by: Peter Maranian
Address: 17754 Alonzo Place, Encino, California, 91316 USA
email: peasoup4@sbcglobal.net


Barnes
I am looking for information on my father’s family who came from Fairburn.

Submitted by: Mrs Jackie Derry
Address: Windy Edge, Gloster Hill, Amble, Northumberland, NE65 0HJ
email: jackiederry@yahoo.co.uk


Barnet
Lydia Barnet born about 1812 married my ggggrandfather, Thomas William Bowes from Ireland. They first appear to us ,already married in the 1851 census of Northumberland New Brunswick, after apparently a few years in Prince Edward Island. There are faint clues to Yorkshire, possibly Bridlington.

Submitted by: David Bowes
Address: Sanford NC US
Email: rdb11@alltel.net


Barr
Looking for Peter Anthony Barr dob 23 Aug 69, Tracy Julie Barr dob 26 Jan 62 to give them news about the dad they didn’t know.

Submitted by: V B
Address: New Hampshire, USA
Email: vibarr@comcast.net


Barraclough
I am researching my husband’s family, the Barracloughs. I have hit a brick wall and cannot find who Joseph Barraclough, circa 1803, was born to. Joseph married Elizabeth Hall on 27 november 1827 in Halifax but lived in North Bierley. Can anybody help?

Submitted by: Anne Barraclough
Address: 24 Cookridge Avenue, Leeds
email: anne.barraclough1@ntlworld.com


Barraclough
I am trying to find out about a Jesse Ackroyd Barraclough who shows he lived Bradford, West Riding, Yorkshire and came to America in 1881. He settled in Scranton, Kansas. He had several brothers who stayed here, but one went back. Anyone who knows about this family?

Submitted by: Elizabeth Barraclough-Alejos
Address: 14581 S. Greenwood Olathe, KS 66062 USA
Email: leealejos@aol.com


Barraclough
My grandfather Willie Barraclough was a Coal Miner living at North Bierley, Yorkshire. He married Sarah Clough and they had three children two girls Doris and Nellie, one boy Albert.

Submitted by: Myra West
Address: 16 St Mary’s Avenue, Normanton, West Yorkshire
WF6 2PU
Email: myrawesty@talktalk.co.uk


Barrett
I’m searching for Samuel Barrett (head of family) born in 1854 in Horseforth, Kersten Berrett (wife) born in 1853 in Norway, and children Sarah (1873), Arthur (1877) and Eleanor (1881) born in Batley.

Submitted by: Marion
Email: mariondandersen@yahoo.no


Barrick
I am a descendant of William Hill Barrick, born 1842 in Whitby, son of Henry (born about 1810) Barrick and Catherine Boyes who were married in 1837. Henry and Catherine appear to have moved to London. After the death of Catherine, Henry married Rebecca Jefferson. William Barrick travelled to South Africa where he married Jane Temperance Baxter in June 1863, had two children, returned to the UK for the birth of their third child, Florence Lavinia, and may then have returned to SA. Jane’s death is recorded there.
I would like to research further back than Henry and Catherine of Whitby/London, but find I am confused by the number of different Henry Barricks of Whitby.
I have looked at 19th Century newspapers online, searching all the BMD announcements for the name Barrick listed over many years but this has caused more confusion – although I did find a bankruptcy notice for a Henry and George Barrick, Ship Builders of Whitby in 1866. I also have an 1814 will for a Henry Barrick downloaded from the National Archives.
Given my present confusion, I wonder whether anyone would mind sharing any information they have that may help me to pursue the right ancestors.

Submitted by: Glynis
email: GELGreenland@gmail.com


Barron
I am looking for family members related to Thomas John Barron, born 1905 (my grandfather), father: Thomas John Barron, Mother: Minnie Wright, Brother: Clem. There were other members of the family but I am unsure of their names. They lived in Rotherham when he was born. I am trying to find my roots.

Submitted by: Lia Griffith
Address: 1102 East 91st Street, Indianapolis, In. 46240 USA
email: lia.hein@gmail.com


Barron
I am looking for information on Lancelot Barron, born in 1827 and married Fanny Dawn Jennison in 1848. Lived and worked in Middlesbrough, can’t discover his date of death because of others with the same name in the same area.
On some of their childrens’ birth certificates he is named as Robert Lancelot Barron.

Submitted by: Pauline Johnson
email: bagginsjohnson@googlemail.com


Barron
I am looking for information on Sarah Barron, born 1841 and her grandmother, having a connection to John Wesley.

Submitted by: Les Hutson
Address: 4640 June Dr. Kingsport, Tn. 37664, U.S.
Email: lhutson@fbsumc.org


Barrow
I am looking for any relatives of Agnes Barrow. Her maiden name is unknown. She had six or eight children and lived in Dewsbury Road, leeds in the 1900s.

Submited by: Louise Harper
Email: paulineharper@hotmail.co.uk


Barrowclough
I’m researching my grandfather’s family. If anybody knows anything about Charles William Barrowclough Hand (my grandfather) born 30/12/16, Joseph Barrowclough, or Martha Jane Hand, please get in touch. They all came from Barnsley. I seem to be stuck.

Submitted by: Barbara Drinnan
Address: 12 Ingleborough Way, Duston, Northampton
email: claretgirl6@hotmail.co.uk


Barry
I am looking for the date of birth, place of birth, marriage and place of death for a Mrs Margaret Jones née Barry. Mrs Jones lived in Bradford in the 30s, 40s, and 50s. Her son was Leonard Jones, born in Bradford in 1919. Her husband was called William Jones, a bricklayer labourer from Wapping Street. Any type of info would be most appreciated, such as records of BMD in Bradford old newspapers or newspapers articles from archives dating from 1915-1965.

Submitted by: Marie Jones
Address: 13 Lindale Gardens Goldthorpe, Rotherham S63 9NX
email: boyarduk@hotmail.com


Barwick
My mother’s name was Alice May Barwick, born 27 May 1921. Beyond this I have no knowledge of my grandparents. My mother was a war bride and married Walter Smith. Any info would be welcome.

Submitted by: Gordon White
Address: 31 Barbers Drive, Copmanthorpe, North Yorkshire
email: annegordon31@hotmail.co.uk


Barwick
I am trying to find more details of my grandmother’s family. She was Ann Barwick born 1854 in Gilling who married Robert Hutchinson Glenton in 1876 in Richmond. She was the youngest daughter of a single mother Jane Barwick and had two brothers William John and Henry, and a sister Sarah.

Submitted by: Mrs Jean Whalley
Address: 25 Bellereeve Avenue, Mount Riverview, NSW 277 Australia
Email: jeandw@ozemail.co.aus


Bartindale
My immigrant ancestor, Thomas Henry Bartindale, came into Ontario, Canada, about 1840. I believe his father was William Bartindale, who married Jane Logan in Edinburgh, when serving with the East York Militia in 1811. I wish to find his parents in Yorkshire, and his place of birth.

Submitted by: Edna Peak
Address: 700 S 282nd St #721, Des Moines, WA 98198, USA
Email: epeak@comcast.net


Bartle or Barker or Crossley
I am looking for any information on any of the above surnames:
1st – Bartle were mainly in Horton, Bradford. Related to my grandfather Willian E Barker Bartle who had 4 children: Annie (who died aged 2) Joseph, Harry and Jennie, from the 1800s. Then dating back to a Timothy in the 1700s whose son had twins David and Joseph in 1809. They built most of the Bartle named roads in Great Horton.
2nd – Martha Anne Barker who married into the Bartle family in the middle to late 1800s, originally from Nidd.
3rd – Crossley originally from Halifax but my side based in Bradford although a Sara Giles was from Kent.

Submitted by: Jacqui Crossley
Address: Hackenthorpe, Sheffield
email: rubyjenjax@hotmail.com


Bartle
I am interested in finding out anything to do with Jesse Bartle who married Hannah Craven in Keighley in 1813. Hannah Craven’s father was John Craven, a stonemason. Jesse Bartle and Hannah Craven’s children were John, Anne, William, Abraham, Samuel and Jesse. The family moved to Kidderminster around 1820. Any information would be much appreciated.

Submitted by: Charles Craven-Bartle
Email: ccravenbartle@yahoo.co.uk


Barton
Lesley and Dennis sons of Edward and Florence brother of Albert. Also deceased Jimmy and Benny.

Submitted by: June Cameron ne Barton
Email: phil.cameron@ntlworld.com


Barwick/Hanley/Bewick
I am looking for antecedents for George Barwick AND Hannah Bewick who lived at Patrick Brompton, North Yorkshire, from the 1780s. Their children were Mary, Hannah, Isabella, William, Sarah, Anne and Grace. The children were born between 1785 and 1803.

Also interested in the Hanley family who lived in Masham, North Yorkshire. Betty Hanley married William Barwick (George’s only son) in the 1820s or 1830s. They had several children including three sons who migrated to Australia from the late 1850s and a daughter, Phillis Lodge Barwick, who married Anthony Husband in 1859.

Any information about any or all of these families and descendants would be considerably appreciated!

Submitted by: William H Barwick
Address: PO Box 232, Leeton NSW, Auatralia 2705
email: whbarwick@hotmail.com


Barwick
My family home was in Hull. My father’s name was James Raymond and he worked as a journalist.
I would value any information you may have.

Submitted by: Paul Martin Barwick
Address: 15, D’Urberville Close, Dorchester, Dorset. DT1 2JT
email: paul@harmonymusic.co.uk


Bassett
I am looking for any information about my family. My fathers name was Ernest Bassett, we are told of Yorkshire, England. He was born March 10, 1906 round about. Does anyone out there have any kind of information at all. I am afraid we do not know our grand parents names, all we know is that their last name was Bassett of Yorkshire. Please help.

Submitted by: Shirley Bassett
Address: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Email: s18sd3d@3web.net


Bastow
I am trying to locate details for Matthew Bastow in the UK in the 1800’s. His son Robert Bastow was born in 1855 in the UK. Robert emigrated as a free settler to South Australia on the ship Golden Sea in 1875.

Submitted by: Sharon Kirby
email: sharon.kirby@nab.com.au


Bastow
Any information about Martha Bastow (1818 -1853) or her ancestry, please. Martha was born in Alverthorpe and married John Littlewood, perhaps around 1838. By 1851 they were living in North Bierley.

Submitted by: John Simpson
e-mail: jasimpson123@yahoo.co.uk


Bastow
I am researching my great-grandfather’s family from Leeds. He was James Ratcliffe Bastow, c.1851 married to Alice Cowdill / Cowdell. I also have an interest in the surname Bate, a Yorkshire based ancestor who came from a true Cockney background. I would apprecviate any help there might be oneither of these lines.

Submitted by: Elisabeth Brown
Address: Shipley, West Yorkshire
Email: elisabethbrown@tiscali.co.uk


Batchelor
I am looking for details of Stanley George Batchelor, born in the 1920s in London, thought to have resided in Yorkshire.

Submitted by: Jon Rahaley
Address: Vitoria, Australia
email: matarangi@activ8.net.au


Bate
I am looking for information on the Bate family living in Pontefract in the early 1900’s. Joseph Bate married Emily Lowe. Particular interest in a Barbara Bate and a Evelyn Bate born in 1916 – 1919. Any information will be gratefully received.

Submitted by: Joanne
Address: Leeds, West Yorkshire
Email: Joanne22222222@aol.com


Bateman
I am researching the Bateman family from Leyburn, Middleham, Patrick Brompton, Bedale, Masham, Crakehall, Morton-on-Swale, Ainderby Steeple.
I have details back as far as Matthew (born 1801) and his wife Margaret (born 1796). All assistance and knowledge gratefully received.

Submitted by: John M Bateman
Address: Grays, Essex
email: john.zs180@yahoo.co.uk


Bateman
I’m looking for members of the Bateman family from Hull. Especially Charles and Charlie Bateman. Charles was married to Hannah Elizabeth Mackay (née Simon). They lived off Holderness Road in Hull. Charles died in 1921 I believe. Any information would be great.

Submitted by: Jan
email: ventrisplus2@hotmail.com


Bateson
I am researching my family tree and have got as far as my x3 great grandfather Thomas Bateson born around 1795/6 in Leeds area, who, I believe, was married to a lady called Hannah. Other family members were born in Armley, Wortley and Farnley. If anyone has any knowledge of the Batesons anywhere in Yorkshire I would be very pleased to hear from you.

Submitted by: Judy Welch
Address: 4 Chapmans Way, Over, Cambridgeshire, CB24 5PZ
email: judyanddavid303@yahoo.co.uk


Bathurst
I’m still looking for Bathursts. My Branch was from Lechlade. When I visit England I plan on visiting Lechlade as well as York and the Dales. Any help would be appreciated. I would also love to find any living relations of mine!! Thank you.

Submitted by: John Fleig
Address: 5874 Birch Lane, Mentor, Ohio 44060
e-mail: johnter1@netzero.net


Batler Simpson
I am looking to trace my grandfather’s father. My grandfather was William Batler Simpson Green, born 1858. The family were told that my great-grandmother Annie Green had been a maidservant, and returned home with him wrapped in an expensive curtain. The William Green was her father’s name. The Batler Simpsons could have lived around Beverley or Hull. I would like to close the door on the mystery.

Submitted by: Kay Wilson
email: k.wilson545@talktalk.net


Batler
I am searching the family Batler, of Saint John & Saint Martin, Beverley, Yorkshire, England. William Batler August 25, 1750.
Wife Anne, Children (1) Easter Batler b. Dec. 5, 1797
Spouse George Steers. (2) William Barrot Batler [My Link]
b. May 25 1799, Spouse Emma Cook (3) Maria Batler
b. Feb 18 1805. If any could me that would be great.

Submitted by: Brenda Battler
e-mail: battlerbrenda@hotmail.com


Batley
Does anyone have any information on Jesse David Batley or Lillie Batley?
Lillie’s married name was Abson. They might have had a shop in Dewsbury which did catering from around 1880. They were both born in the late 1800s and died between 1953 to 1966. Their places of residence were Saltaire (1880) and Ossett (1900s).

Submitted by: Audrey Phillips
email: audreyphill@btconnect.com


Batley and Simpson
My father, Leonard Simpson, immigrated to Canada from England in 1947. He was born in Drighlington in 1919 and moved to Morley in 1927. I’ve done some research using the English censuses and know the following: his parents were Naomi (neé Batley) and Hubert Simpson; maternal grandparents were Charlotte (neé Thresh) and Sam Batley; paternal grandparents were Susan Edith (neé Aspin) and Walter Simpson. Charlotte and Sam Batley were from Drighlington, Susan Edith from Morely, and Walter from Churwell. If anyone has done any research on either the Simpsons or Batleys from these areas of Yorkshire, please contact me. Thanks.

Submitted by: Elizabeth Mallabon (neé Simpson)
email: iya_petsitter@yahoo.ca


Batley
Looking for parents of James Batley born 1888. Married Alice Skirrow Idle.

Submitted by: Sue Clement
Address: 21 Dudley Rd, Grantham, Lincs NG31 9AA
e-mail: sue.clement@ntlworld.com


Batley
I am looking for information on Joseph Batley, born in 1799. His father was James Batley, born in 1775 in Leeds, and his mother was Zillah Atkinson of Shipley. Zillah remarried in 1806 to Samuel Denby of Shipley. I have found no evidence of Joseph’s birth or of any siblings. Any help will be gratefully accepted.

Submitted by: Cal Mall
email: mrsmal@hotmail.co.uk


Batters
Any information on the Batters family of Sutton on Forrest, York would be most welcome.

Submitted by: Richard B Walker
e-mail: therbwalker@freenet.co.uk


Batty
I would very much appreciate any help in finding Christopher Sampson Batty, born in Yorkshire (where exactly is unknown) around August 20, 1820. He immigrated to Ontario, Canada in 1846 and settled in East Whitby Township. He married the widow Mary Cornish (nee Gilbert) in 1849 and he died March 01, 1899.

Submitted by: Annelies Batty
Address: 7546, Peace River, Alberta, Canada T8S 1T2
e-mail: akbatty@wispernet.ca


Baul

I am researching my family tree and would welcome any help in finding my descendents with the Baul surname. My records at the moment show John Baul born Feb 9th 1832 who married Mary Jane (surname unknown) on August 28th 1852 at Temple Chapel, Ripon. They were farmers at Galphay, Ripon. I would be grateful for any help you may be able to give.

Submitted by: Graham Baul
email: sandgbaul@yahoo.co.uk


Baxter
I am seeking any information on James Baxter who was employed as a chauffeur for the young family who owned the Tempered Spring co in Sheffield. The young family lived at richmond, Sheffield where my mother was the cook in the early 1930s and knew at that time.

Submitted by: Anthony Keys
Address: 135 Melciss Road, Wickersley, Rotherham S66 2DB
email: akeys1934@tiscali.co.uk


Baxter/Beeby
I am trying to find information about my great grandfather William Baxter. He lived in Wetwang with Fimber then emigrated to Canada. I am looking for the ship he would have come to Canada on in about 1860.
I am also trying to find the birth and death information of William Beeby, he was born approx 1819. And also any information on the death of Lorenzo Brandow born in 1856.
Any information would be appreciated.

Submitted by: Norma Furi
email: gmafuri@shaw.ca


Baxter
I am looking for information on any descendants of Samuel Byram and Grace Maria Baxter deceased 1930/1940s and lived in the Darnall area of Sheffield. I would love to know if I have any relatives.

Submitted by: Eunice Grace West
email: eunicegwest@hotmail.com


Baxter
I am trying to trace a Harry Baxter who attended Lemington Grammer School, Northumberland in 1930s. He will have been born approx 1924. Or actually anyone else that may have been at this school at that time and might remember William (Bill) Maddison.

Submitted by: Mary Taylor
Address: Edenwood, Linstock, Carlisle
e-mail: Nadzmo@aol.com


Baxter
Looking for any information on my g/g/grandfather Joseph Peat Baxter born circa 1816. He was a Paper Stainer in the Leeds area. Any information would help.

Submitted by: Mac Baxter
e-mail: sylmac@talktalk.net


Baxter
Keen to trace any relatives of Samuel Baxter born 1865 in Beal/Birkin. Buried in Kellington church. Married Sarah Jane Moore and had 9 children. I am related to Ethel the eldest daughter. Sam’s family originated from Lincolnshire. Other Yorkshire names include Bean, Walton, Leach, Ash & Clark all came from the local area to Beal

Submitted by: Ian McIntosh
Address: Cambridgeshire
e-mail: ian.mcintosh107@ntlworld.com


Baxter
My father’s family come from the Ryedale area, Sinnington and Little Barugh. They were mainly stone masons and carpenters. If there is anyone out there with information that they think would be helpful please let me know.

Submitted by: Richard Baxter
Address: Charente, France
e-mail: rick.baxter@wanadoo.fr


Baxter
My ancestors were in Robin Hoods Bay in the 1800s. There is a Tommy Baxter St at Robin Hoods Bay that I believe was related and the Molly Baxter Walk from Robin Hoods Bay to Whitby. Also in Whitby there is a road called Baxtergates but I am unable to trace anything. Would like to contact any one with any infos.

Submitted by: Ben Baxter
Address: 200 Malling Rd, Snodland, Kent
e-mail: ben.baxter@virgin.net


Baynes
My mother is Alma Baynes, daughter of George David Baynes, brother of Richard, Margaret, Jim, Harry, Mary, Kitty, Billy, Tony, Pat, Bob. My grandfather, who was always called Dave, married Edith Burtenshaw. We are seeking more information about the Baynes family and would also like to know if you have anything on Margaret Mary Peel’s family.

Submitted by: Cheryl Cressie
Address: 27 Kinthorpe, Orchard Park estatet, Hull, HU6 9EJ
email: cheryl.cressie@yahoo.co.uk


Baynes
I am looking for any family members to David William Baynes and Margaret Mary Baynes (Peel) these are my grandparents they had 10 children, they were married at St Patricks Church, Spring Street, Hull. David worked as a dock labourer and also a sea fisherman, he died in 1943 age 56, Margaret died 1938 age 51. Occupation given as a fish meal worker. My father was Richard Vincent Baynes, born 1926, home address given as 6 Walters Terrace, Scarborough Street, Hull. Does or do any one know of this family?

Submitted by: Margaret Stacey (Baynes)
Address: 38 Howard Street, Tredworth, Gloucester GL1 4 US


Baynes
Hello, any help appreciated on the Baynes family from Austwick. Richard Baynes married Jane Smith abt 1839,had a son William b 1840 another son Joseph b 1842. Jane died in 1844,where is she buried? Richard settled in South Africa with son  Joseph in .I850, many thanks Desiree

Submitted by: Desiree Whitehead
Address: 11 Barzani Villas Ian Street Wilkoppies Klerksdorp 2570 South Africa
email: asm.des@gmail.com


Beal
MY FATHER WAS BORN IN THORNE SOUTH YORKSHIRE IN 1937 HE WAS ADOPTED AND GREW UP IN SUFFOLK . I WONDERED IF ANYONE KNEW A WILLIAM BEAL OF 117 KING EDWARD ROAD , THORNE . IT USED TO BE A GROCERY SHOP BUT IS NO LONGER THERE. HIS MOTHERS NAME WAS BEATRICE ENNIS . ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE HELPFUL.

Submitted by: Elaine Keel
Address: 61A lONDON ROAD, WHITCHURCH HANTS
e-mail: e8890@hotmail.com


Beard
Has anybody got the surnames Beard, Callow, Foster and Holme in their family tree. Originated from Wigan, Salford, some of the family had moved to Yorkshire. Please contact me to share thoughts.

Submitted by: Wendy Coleman
Address: 5 Bourne Road, Folkingham, Sleaford, Lincs NG34 0SQ
e-mail: wendy-coleman@hotmail.co.uk


Beardshall
I am looking for any information on a Mary Beardshall, born 1885. She married my uncle Frederick Sirrell Leader in 1911 at Wakefield.

Submitted by: Debbie Worland
Address: Ross Road, Muckleford, Victoria, Australia
email: debbieworland@hotmail.com


Beaumont
I am searching for hard detailed evidence of William Beaumont of Sowerby, Halifax, Yorkshire christening his primogeniture(?) son as Edmund Fairbanks, born in 1415. This, reputedly, as some sort of protective move against the crown for some sort of friction that had developed.
There are at least 6 various spellings of the name Fairbanks with and without the ‘s’ on the end.

Submitted by: Fred A Fairbanks
Address: 43361 Putter Lane, Hemet, Calif., 92544 USA
email: fafco1@verizon.net


Beaumont
I am looking for help in finding my family tree and details of my maternal grandparents, George Herbert and Hannah (Annie) Beaumont of 16, Jennets Crescent, Otley. George died in the 1960s.

Submitted by: Peter Brayshaw
Address: 1 Hayling Close, Fareham, Hants PO14 3AE
email: brayshaw@ssesurf.co.uk


Beaumont
I am looking for any relatives of my late mother, surname Beaumont. Her father was Gledhill Beaumont (1886-1981) of Westfield Avenue, Oakes, Huddersfield. He married Ethel Bamford in 1914 at Selandine Nook Baptist Church.  He would be my grandfather. If anybody knows of his  grave details any information would be great.

Submitted by: Neil Jones
email: neil.jones73@btinternet.com


Beaumont
I am looking for any information on my Grandfather Gledhill Beaumont 1886 -1981.
I know his family tree so what I’m after is his history since my grandmother and her three daughters (one being my mother) left Oakes in Huddersfield and moved to North Wales in the 1920s. My Mother told me he had died when she was a baby. Sadly not the case. Any info gladly received.

Submitted by: Neil Jones
Address: 22 Tyn Cwrt, Brynsiencyn, Anglesey
email: neil.jones73@btinternet.com


Beck
I am looking for information on Isaac Beck born around 1786 at Scarthingwell, near Tadcaster. I believe his first wife was Ann Cass and his second Mary ?. His son Thomas Beck was born around 1817 who may have had siblings Elizabeth and Martin. Isaac appears to have moved to Knaresborough by 1851.

Submitted by: Deborah Beck
Address: 74a Aire Road, Wetherby, LS22 7FJ
email: dcbeck@ntlworld.com


Beck
My family, Beck, is from Eston, Middlesbrough. I am looking for information on John Buxton Rayner Beck who was killed in an Ironstone mine accident in about 1934.  He left behind his wife Alice and six siblings: Margery, Floyd, Ronald, Ruby, Lily and my nana Dorothy. I would like to know if any family still in area.

Submitted by: Mandy Herrington
Address: Flat 2, 38 Aberdeen Walk, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 1XW
email: mandyherrington@yahoo.co.uk


Beck
I am seeking any descendants of Walter Allen and Sarah Ann Beck, siblings of John Absalom Beck, born 1887 in Leeds and died 1940 in Leeds.

Submitted by: Howard Beck
e-mail: orchidhunter@smartemail.co.uk


Beck
I am looking for any information on my Great Grandfather John Beck who fell of Dewhurst chimney and died, his wife was payed sovereigns. Someone advertised in the Craven Herald some years ago looking for relatives in Skipton. Does anyone remember this piece?

Submitted by: Jackie Beck
e-mail: Jackiebeck5@aol.com


Beck
I m trying to find and relatives of 2  Thomas Becks  from Addingham (1815&1863), the second of whom a who two sons, Herman b1879)and Norman (b1880)
The latter and younger of the two  went on to New Zealand via South Africa where he married  Janet Scott Hall  a Scottish lass. He had a brace of sons including my wife’s father Donald Herman Beck before he died  in 1955.
Unfortunately he was not given to talking about his family history  and so we are looking for some local knowledge to assist us to fill in the gaps.

Submitted by: Lawson Ride
Address: Tasmania, Australia
e-mail: lride@me.com


Beck / Dolphin / Geldart / Hannam / Kersey / Teal(e)
Can anyone help with my researches into these families who lived and worked in Nidderdale, especially the upper dale. The Hannams, Becks, Teal(e)s and Dolphins are traceable mainly above Pately Bridge. The Geldarts appear to have come from Kirkby Malzeard and later settled at Bewerley. The Kerseys came from Hertfordshire in the late 1800s, first to Killinghall and Ripley. I am keen to get as much information, and possibly photographs, on the families and the places where they lived.

Submitted by: Peter Hannam
Address: 1 Cecil Road, Norwich NR1 2QL
e-mail: peter.hannam@btinternet.com


Bedford
I’m looking for information regarding the parents of Martha Bedford born 1798 in West Ardsley, Barnsley. She married John Woollin in 1826. On his side of the family we’ve got back to 1580s.

Submitted by: John Bedford
Address: 3 Thorpe View, Ossett
email: john.bedford10@virginmedia.com


Begley
I am trying to find any information about Thomas Begley from Middlesbrough who on 22nd August 1913 enlisted in the Irish Guards 1st Battalion, 2nd division No.4524 in Middlesbrough. Does anyone have anything about this? A photograph of the whole regiment at this time could be of help.

Submitted by: John Begley
email: johnwesleyharding@hotmail.com


Bell
Matthew BELL (1812-1870) married Mary Lonsdale DOWSON at St.Andrews, Auckland, Co. Durham in 1834 and moved to Healagh in North Riding of Yorkshire soon afterwards. Here he worked as a lead miner for about 10 years before the family moved back to Co.Durham, firstly to Coundon, then North Bitchburn, then Crook before emigrating to Australia in 1857 to mine for gold.
Their 11 children were – Isabella b.1835-d.1835, Grinton; Robert b.1836, Healaugh; Michael b.1838, Healaugh; Mathew (Martheaw) b.1839, Healaugh; Mary Jane b.1841, Isle of Man, Eng; Ann Lonsdale b.1844, Healaugh; Isabella b.1847, Coundon, Co.Durham; Joseph b.1848 Nth Bitchburn; James b.1851, Nth Bitchburn; Elizabeth b.1854-d.1860, Crook; and Margaret b.1856, Crook, Durham.
Matthew BELL was the Publican of an Inn and Board establishment in c.1841. This was presumably run by his wife Mary BELL.
I would like to hear from anyone who thinks they have a link to this family. Any comments, suggestions or information about the possible ancestry of Matthew BELL b.1812 or Mary Lonsdale DOWSON bpt.1814 would be of great interest.

Submitted by: Robin John Bell
Address: Melbourne, Auatralia
email: robin.bell44@yahoo.com


Bell
I am researching the Bell family from York & environs. Thomas Bell son of John Bell and Sarah Kilvington – York / William Bell and Ann Holmes – Naburn / John Bell and Mary Derbyshire – Naburn / Seth Bell and Jane Thompson – Tadcaster / John Bell.
Thomas Bell married Emily Fenton, born 1833 / died 1880.
His son John Fenton Bell emigrated to New Zealand in Euterpe in 1879. There is a large family now spread through North Island. Of Thomas’ other children only William Henry remained in the UK. All other children either deceased or emigrated with Emily Fenton Bell to NZ after the death of Thomas Bell. I would love to make a connection.

Submitted by: Pip Grant-Taylor
Address: 17 Greenaway St, Brisbane, Australia
email: chaosreigns@bigfoot.com


Bell
John Bell, born 1820 in Doncaster, Yorkshire, moved to Donegal, Ireland, to be a School master in Ranna Fast Annagry. Any infomation concerning him is welcomed.

Submitted by: Chas Dudas
Address: 200 1st Avenue, Tuckerton NJ 08087, USA
email: castlebar7@msn.com


Bell
I am researching Stephen Bell born 1853 in Sledmore, York. He married Mary Sedman also born 1853 in Sledmore, York. They married in Pickering, York in 1871 and had 5 children..Alfred Sedman Bell, Ada Mary Bell, Eva Hannah Bell, Thomas H. Bell and Millicent Annie Bell…I believe that Alfred Sedman Bell was a police inspector and married Margaret Ann Mason in 1893 in Yorkshire. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.

Submitted by: Bell
Address: 219 Wedgewood Drive, Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
email: deborahblinkhorn@rogers.com


Bell
My ancestors have been traced back to Helm near Askrigg about 1700, it appears that a few Bells from Wensley had moved to Askrigg in the mid 1600’s. I would like to contact anyone with Bell connections or knowledge from Wensley from 1500’s to 1600’s. Before this time the Bells possibly came from another area that I have no information on as yet. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Update: To add to my older posting I am asking for contacts of any Bell descendants from the areas of Gunnerside, Askrigg, Semmerdale, Walden, Dent, Wensley, Sedburgh or Kentsbank near Cartmel as I have descendancy from these areas.
I am also looking at the established Bell connections between Wensley, Fawdington, Brafferton, Thirsk, Bellassis Northumberland, Cartmel, Kentsbank, Garstang and Woodplumption in an effort to work out my earlier ancestry back to the mid 1400s.
The above connections will also link most of the Yorkshire Bells together and include at least some of the Durham Bells as well.
I have been to several of the Yorkshire areas and hope to visit other areas in due course.

Submitted by: Michael Bell
Address: 763 Ferguson Road, Ferguson, West Australia 6236
Email: mikeirenest@activ8.net.au


Bell
Anyone know the Bells from Royston, Yorkshire 1930?

Submitted by: John Bell
Address: 11 the Fryth, Basildon, Essex, SS14 3PN
Email: brooksbodiam@hotmail.co.uk


Bell
I’m interested in Thomas Bell born Thirsk 1806 died 1886. Married to Martha Addison, then to ? Sarah.

Submitted by: Sue Graham
Address: 5 Royston Grove, The Fens, Hartlepool.
Email: suenruss@btinternet.com


Bell
I’m looking for Thomas Bell father of Thomas Bell. Thomas Bell the son married Margaret Whittam on 21/12/1852 at Bowden Parish Church, Cheshire. The marriage certificate gives his father as Thomas Bell a warehouseman. From the 1861 census we have Thomas shown as born in Hull (RG9/2889).
Help would be appreciated.

Submitted by: David Bell
Address: 34 Avonlea Road, Sale, Cheshire M33 4HZ
email: davebell34@ntlworld.com


Bell
I am trying to trace the roots of my great grandfather, Joseph Bell, who married Sarah Pinder (or Pender) in 1870. They had a son, George William, born in March 1874. The family left England for New Zealand in 1875/1876.

Submitted by: Janice Bell
email: info@sccexeter.co.uk


Bell
Looking for any information or relatives of Charles Henry Bell born in 1915 in North Allerton, Yorkshire.  Became an RAF Pilot.

Submitted by: Karen Rawley
email: rawleys@xtra.co.nz


Bellamy
I have traced the Bellamy family from Gloucestershire through Lancashire to Yorkshire where my grandma Violet was born. Has anyone found an Edith Longthorne formerly Dixon née Bellamy in their family tree or is anyone related to that family? I have some photos and I don’t know who they are. Any help would be appreciated.

Submitted by: Silvi Wright
Address: 44, Lulworth Drive, Austhorpe Leeds
email: silviwright@virginmedia.com


Bellass
I am seeking info. regarding George Henry Bellass. Born in Skipwith Yorkshire in 1867 . He married Annie Ward in Selby in1908 she was born in Burn ,Selby in1886.They moved from that area to Horseforth , Leeds, maybe because of a family rift. I can only find one son Eric born i 1915  reg. birth at Bramley Leeds, who apparently emigrated to america or canada in 1943. I cannot find anymore family or when they died. also what happened toEric . Any info. would be welcome.

Submitted by: freda fenney
Address: 1 valentine close, pocklington , york.east yorks
email: david.fenney0710@btinternet.com


Bellingham
I am continuing my search for James Bellingham (of independent means/gentleman) and would appreciate any info prior to his marriage in 1831 to Jane Heslop, of Gilling, Yorkshire.

Submitted by: Marion Crane
Address: 33 Downham Road, Wickford, Essex
email: marion.l.crane@hotmail.co.uk


Belt
Any readers who may be researching the Belt family of Bossall may be interested in My book The Bossall Treasure. I am searching for Pearsons of Bossall,Sand Hutton. Claxton, Flaxton and Harton with connection to Sand Hutton Hall  and Howden

Submitted by: Doug Pearson
Address: 163 foresat drive lytham
e-mail: dougthesmithy@talktalk.net


Belton
Researching the Belton family from Hunslet & Holbeck from the 1850s. Joseph Edward and Mary Elizabeth (nee Whitehouse). Their sons Frank and Joseph Edward served in WW1. Looking for descendants of Joseph Edward, May and Alice Evelyn the children who survived to adulthood.

Submitted by: Mrs M McIntosh
Address: 50 Roundhay Road, Bridlington, East Yorkshire
YO15 3JY
e-mail: mmcntosh@mypostoffice.co.uk


Bendelow
I am researching Bendelows in Leeds but have a definite link with Jane Bendelow, living in Wrays Yard, off William Street in Scarborough on the 1891 census. She was housekeeper to William Easman, Eastman (Carman?) at that time. I would like to find out more about either of them before or after that census to confirm my family link.

Submitted by: Deborah Hoxley
e-mail: deborahoxley@tiscali.co.uk


Bennett
My great-grandmother lived in Bewholme, Sigglesthorne, East Yorkshire. She died in 1945 at Gristhorpe Hall, Filey, aged 83. Her name was Alice Bennett. Any info gratefully received.

Submitted by: Marie Williamson
Address: 55 Gorthorpe, Ope. Hull HU6 9EY
email: granny071@hotmail.co.uk


Bennett
My grandmother, Kate (Kit) Bennett, was born in Yorkshire c.18/08/1882. I do not know her real name! She married an Italian count and had two daughters, but she left him after he had seduced her younger sister. My grandfather lived in Marylebone so I presume she may have moved there. She died in November 1967. If anyone finds a likely connection in their research please contact me.

Submitted by: Lynn Clark
Address: Chez Courbet,16380 Charras,France
email: lynnanneclark@hotmail.co.uk


Bennett
My great grandmother was Alice Bennett (neé Powell) born 1864 in Preston, East Yorks. It is believed she spent her last days in Sigglesthorne, near Hornsea. Can anyone help me find her death date, probably in the 1930s. This is a real brick wall. Many thanks.

Submitted by: Marie Williamson
Address: Hull, East Yorkshire
email: granny07@hotmail.co.uk


Bennett
I am trying to find out if my brother’s ashes, Keith William Bennett (died 24/10/96, cremated 30/10/96 Wakefield crematorium) were buried with his partner, Richard John Clubley last known address 20 Manor House, Kirkgate, Wakefield WF1 1TJ.

Submitted by: Paul Bennett
Address: Flat 1 Avalon, 7 Blenheim Road, Minehead, Somerset
TA24 5PZ
e-mail: jambo2301@hotmail.com


Bennington
I am looking for the Bennington family who lived in Otley Road, Charlestown, Yorkshire.

Submitted by: Diane Wells
Email: Brian.wells@wanadoo.fr


Bennington
I am looking for my mother Valerie Bennington who was born in Otley Road, Charlestown, Baildon. Her father was a tailor of the name John Benjamen Bennington. Her date of birth was 11th October 1939. If anyone knows her or family please contact me.

Submitted by: Diane Wells
Address: Les Merliauds, Les Eyzies de Tayac, 24260, Dordogne,
France
Email: Brian.wells@wanadoo.fr


Benson
I am about to attempt my family tree but would appreciate it if anybody could give me information on the family of my late Grandfather Lance Sergeant Leslie Benson (4695227) who served with the 2/4th Battalion, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. He died of wounds at Haifa on 30th April 1944 aged 29. He was buried at Khayat Beach War Cemetery, Israel. I believe that he was from Langcliffe, North Yorkshire. He was the son of Clara and William Benson. Also the husband of my Grandmother Clarice Benson of Skipton. I would be very interested to hear from the friends and family who knew him.

Submitted by: Mrs Natalie Pearce (nee Benson)
Address: 80 Kingskerswell Road, Newton Abbot,
South Devon TQ12 1DG
Email: nataliepearce@yahoo.co.uk


Benson
Trying to locate any Bensons living in Australia, decendents of Albert Benson who was liberated from Changi jail after the second world war, settling in Australia. My father was his brother Thomas.

Submitted by: George Benson
Address: 211 Doncaster Road, Conisbrough, Doncaster
Email: mrblns@aol.com


Benson
I am a Great Grandson of Henry BENSON who was christened in in Pocklington, Yorkshire, England, on the 12th MAR 1837. In Hull, Yorkshire, on the 19th SEP 1859 he married Charlotte DOWNS who was christened in Beverley, Yorkshire, on the 2nd DEC 1838. This couple had 14 children, 3 died at young ages. The following is a list of the ‘living’ children:
BENSON. Charlotte, born JUN 1861, Ellerker, Y/shire
BENSON. Hannah, ch 24th AUG 1862, Ellerker, Y/shire
BENSON. Mary, ch 30th MAR 1865, Ellerker, Y/shire
BENSON. Charles H, bn 19th NOV 1869, Ellerker, Y/shire
BENSON. James Pet. ch 23rd NOV 1873, Ellerker, Y/shire
BENSON. Rosa, ch 3rd JAN 1875, Ellerker, Y/shire
BENSON. Edward, ch 21st SEP 1879, Ellerker, Y/shire
BENSON. Ellen, ch 7th NOV 1880, Ellerker, Y/shire
BENSON. Thomas, born c1883, Hull, Y/shire
BENSON. Anne Elizabeth, born c1885, Ellerker, Y/shire
BENSON. Harry Gerald, born c1886, Ellerker, Y/shire
I am seeking information on all or anyone from the above list.
Regards to anyone who can assist.
Harry

Submitted by: Harry BENSON
Address: Benston Street, Craigieburn, Victoria, Australia. 3064
Email: oilcan3064@yahoo.com.au


Bentham
Interested in locating any members of the Bentham family who were based in and around Kilnhurst. Thomas and Ellen Bentham came over from Standish near Wigan around 1854; the family was large and some members are proving difficult to locate. Do contact me.

Submitted by: Lynne Mudge (nee Bentham)
Address: Rye View, 1 Batch Road, Puriton, Bridgwater, Somerset TA7 8BY
Email: Lynnemudge@aol.com


Bentley and Greenhow
My father is Charles Gordon Bentley, born between 1928 and 1931 from a large family who lived in Starbeck, I think his father was a local butcher. Also looking for any information on the Greenhow side of the family. Gladys Lilian, mother, her father was Robert Pantin Greenhow originally from north east area.

Submitted by: Neil Bentley
Address: 56 Woodfield Drive, Harrogate
email: neil.bentley89@yahoo.com


Bentley
I am looking for any information or photos of John Bentley, born 1705 and was married to Mary Hinchcliff. Also their son William Bentley, born about 1747 in Low Hill, Halifax, Yorkshire and was married to Alice Rebecca Parriot

Submitted by: Cheryl Fourie née Bentley
Address: Cape Town, South Africa
email: vlooif@yahoo.com


Bentley
I am looking for details of Thomas Bentley, a weaver who was born in Wyke 1820-21 and married Martha Haley (born 1823-25) in Bradford in 1849.

Submitted by: John Cameron
email: johncam@xtra.co.nz


Bentley
I am looking for William Bentley. He is my dad. He lives in Newmarket born and bred. He moved to Keighley about 20 odd years ago. He moved back about 18 years ago I think. I am 25 now and I was born on the 6th of May 1983. If you know him or you are him, please get back to me. Thank you.

Submitted by: Kelly Lawler
Address: 6 Wignall Street, Keighley, BD20 6BG
Email: kellym83@hotmail.co.uk


Bentley
Asking for information about my earliest known ancestor Thomas Bentley born around 1716 England. He migrated to the US around 1738. Also asking English Bentleys to participate in the world families Bentley DNA Project.
www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/b/bentley

Submitted by: Joe Bentley
Email: joebentley@hotmail.com


Bentley
Who has any information about the Bentley family? 1965 they lived 14 Gledholt Road in Huddersfield. I am searching informations about their daughter Julia Elisabeth. 1965 she was 18-21 years old.

Submitted by: Caroline Hertel
Address: Hauptstraße 4, 29308 Winsen, Germany
Email: caro.hertel@t-online.de


Bentley
I am looking for any information on a Joseph William Bentley, born 1867, Snilesworth, Yorkshire. His mother was Elizabeth Bentley, father unknown. Joseph’s mother Elizabeth married John Bosomworth in 1879. Joseph would have had a half brother and sister Edgar and Louisa Bosomworth. Joseph was baptised on the 4th September 1867 at Shaking Bridge, Murton.

Submitted by: Jackie
Email: morrisb06@aol.com


Bentley
Anyone have any information on James Aspinall (1786-1874) and Mary Bentley (1791-1867) married Oct.6, 1811. Looking to get further back. Have info on downline.

Submitted by: Meg Gonder
Address: Stratford, Ontario, Canada
Email: megjane@cyg.net


Bentley
I’m researching my Bentley/Horn ancestors from Horsforth/Guiseley. Joseph Bentley was a Woollen cloth Manufacturer in the early to mid 1800s. His wife was Mary Horn. If anyone is researching the same family, please contact me.

Submitted by: Trish G
Email: trishg@ntlworld.com


Bentley
Hello, I am trying to acquire information on JOSEPH BENTLEY (BORN HALIFAX UK SEPT 8TH 1868). He emigrated to Vancouver BC and died July 1935. He married LYDIA ANNIE HOLMES on Dec 11th 1891.
 He is my Great grandfather on my Mothers side (Una Hesselden, nee Bentley of Huddersfield, UK.

Submitted by: PAUL HESSELDEN
Address: 58 HILL GROVE, SALENDINE NOOK, HUDDERSIELD, WEST YORKS
Email: prhess@hotmail.co.uk


Bentley
I have previously requested help in finding information about Joseph Bentley Born 1868 in Halifax,UK.
 I am now interested to receive information about his Grandfather, also known as Joseph Bentley born April 1828 and Married Deborah Holdsworth and had a child named Thomas Bentley born in 1840 In Halifax UK.

Submitted by: PAUL HESSELDEN
Email: prhess@hotmail.co.uk


Bernhardt
I would be interested to hear from anyone who remembers my grandmother, Maggie Bernhardt, who had the little pub in the village of Langthwaite. I would like to find out where she is buried. Also any information on Henry Bernhardt would be very welcome. Thank you.

Submitted by: Marian Walker
Address: 2 Pool Court, Larkholme, Fleetwood, Lancs, FY7 8QN
email: marian1glenkyle@talktalk.net


Berry or White
Any relatives or descendants related to Elsie Florence Berry and Leo Askew White please contact me at my email address. My grandfather was Lionel White, the son of Elsie Berry and Leo Askew White. Elsie Berry and Leo were married. Lionel White was born in 1911.

Submitted by: Mignon Simonelli
email: mignonsim61@gmail.com


Berry
I’m looking for Carolle Susan Berry born in 1956 Northallerton to Betty Berry (Nee Kirby) and David Robert Berry (Army National Service No: 22523025), they were married in 1952. Their address used to be 44 Grange Road, Colbun, Catterick Garisson DL9 4NH. Carolle lived at Oak Tree House a children’s home (address either: Cutpurse Road, East Richmond, East Riding, Yorkshire or 37 Norman Road, Richmond, North York) with her brother Allan David Berry (born Jan 1955). The home was run by Audrey Jean Bowes and her husband Eric Bowes (they had a daughter named Julie) and has since closed, no record of the home has been found via the local council.

Carolle and her brother Allan lost contact around 1970/1971. I am Allan’s daughter and we are looking for Carolle, so if anyone knows where she is or if her name has changed, please email.

Submitted by: Melinda Berry
Address: 10 Lime Close, Godinton Park, Ashford, Kent TN23 3DX
Email: MissMelindaBerry@aol.com


Berry
I’m looking for Patrica Anne Berry born 1940s lived in Clarence Street, York and worked in choc factory. I beliEve she may have married Brian Storr in York in 1959.

Submitted by: Trevor
Address: 7 Rydal Ave, Billingham, Cleveland
Email: cupcakebarb@htmail.com


Best
I am trying to locate any information of my grandfather, William Best, who was born in Bishop Auckland 1868.
I have no idea of his parents’ names, due to the fact he never spoke about his family. I do believe he may have gone to school in Skipton, Yorkshire, and ran away to London when he was 14 years old. Rumour has it he was one of a twin, the other one died and so did mother in childbirth. I can only locate him in the 1901 Census at the age of 33 years – where was he before?

Submitted by: Elaine Pottinger
Address: 64 Widmore Drive, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP2 5JL
email: e.pottinger@live.co.uk


Best
I am looking for information about my third-great-great-grandfather, John Milner Best, who was born in or near Pickering, Yorkshire around 1805. He left for New York State, America, with his wife Elizabeth in 1831. I believe Elizabeth’s maiden name was Duck.

Submitted by: Linda Walsh
email: lgwalsh@shaw.ca


Best
Can you help? I am looking to get info on the family of Mabel Mary Rhodes dob 1916 died 1989 and Ernest Harry Best born 1916 not sure on date he died – they had one son Brian Allan Best born 1948 and dies 1975. Hope someone can help me make the links back in our family history. I think all were from Scarborough and York area although moved to Hampshire before they died.

Submitted by: Jackie K
Email: phil&jax@gmail.com


Best
I am interested in finding the names of George Best’s parents. He was born Osmotherly in 1824. His family were Dutch Quakers and may have changed their name. Any information would make an 80 year-old man very happy as it is his mother’s family.

Submitted by: Maurice Gibson
Address: 9 Caithness Way, Darlington, Co Durham
Email: davidmilburn85@yahoo.co.uk


Beverley
Violet Beverley was born in 1886 in Middlesbrough and was still there in the 1901 census, living with her grandparents on Gloucester Street. But then she disappears. If anyone happens to have a reference to her after that date it’d be great.

Submitted by: J Beverley
Email: mjobev@gmail.com


Bickerdike
I have started a one name study of Bickerdike’s, starting in Yorkshire. I have a website at www.bickerdike.tribalpages.com and I would love to hear from anyone with any Bickerdike connections or stories.

Submitted by: Margaret Creek
Email: margaret@wharfedaleherbal.com


Bickerdike
I am looking for any information on any family members of Mrs Bickerdike who lived in Oakworth, Keighley in the 1950s. Her daughter married and went to live in Heywood (?) Manchester, as Mrs Sheridan. There were a strong Catholic family.

Submitted by: M Miles
email: mmiles99@yahoo.com


Bielby
I am trying to trace the Bielby family dating back from 1793 at Bempton, East Yorkshire, which is when John Bielby married Sarah Moody.

Submitted by: Frederick William Bielby
Address: Newport, East Yorks
email: fwbhumberover@karoo.co.uk


Biggins
I am researching the family of William Biggins born in Cheshire in 1888. I know he moved to Keighley, Yorkshire in the early 1900s with his aunt Mabel Firth but would love to know more about the family in Cheshire and the farming connection side of the family. I know Sam Biggins ran the farm, as did a Francis or Frederick Biggins in Threapwood.

Submitted by: Yvonne Gillard
Address: 56 Providence Crescent, Oakworth, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD22 7QT
email: yvonne@rgillard.fsnet.co.uk


Biggins
I am researching my Grandfathers family who originated in the Muston area. Almost certainly the family was involved in the railway.

Submitted by: Malcolm McArthur
Address: 2 Langdale Close, Egglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees, TS16 9DN
Email: mal.mc@ntlworld.com


Bigley
I am doing research on my father’s family (Metcalf). My gr,gr, grandparents were Charles and Mary Ann (Page) Metcalf. Charles was born between 1822 and 1824. Mary Ann was born 1819 in Holme Upon Spaulding Moor. They were married in 1845 in Kirby Grindalythe. His father was William Metcalf. I do not know his mothers name but we are guessing it was Jane because their first born daughter was named Jane. Charles and Mary Ann and their daughter Jane sailed out of Liverpool and landed in New York in 1850. They moved on and settled in Wisconsin where she had relatives. I can not find any records with the name of Charles’s place of birth other than Yorkshire. I am following a lead that he was born in Langton and I can only find him listed on the census of 1841 as an ag laborer in Weaverthorpe so this may be the correct person. I would like to be able to trace my family father back when they were in Yorkshire. If anyone has any relatives that fit this story I would love to hear from you.

Submitted by: Patricia (Metcalf) Bigley
Email: cpbpops@msn.com


Billbrough/Bilbrough
Any info on our family , my maiden name was Billbrough and I was born in Leeds in 1924 my father was Fred Billbrough born 1897-1981 in Castleford he was 1 of 11 children. Parents were Thomas Billbrough and Jane Ann Backhouse great grandparents were John Billbrough and Jane Dickinson (Mary Jane on her marriage cert).

Submitted by: Edith Lilian Gill
Address: 305 Hastilar Road, South Sheffield, S13 8EF
Email: frydona@aol.com


Bincliffe
I believe these are my ancestors but would like to collaborate further with someone who also claims them!
William FIRTH m to Elizabeth BINCLIFF, 1807 in Wakefield. THey had Joseph FIRTH. B 1813 in Newton/Wakefield. Joseph m 1844 at Mill Hill Chapel, Hannah DOBSON, b 1820 at Whitely. Hannah is perhaps the daughter of Septimus DOBSON & Anna DEY…
Jospeh Firth & Hannah Dobson had 8 children, although I am confused about all of them.
Sarah 1839; Mary b 1842; Maria b 1846; Martha b 1851; Elizabeth b 1853; Alice b 1855 (mine); William b 1858; & Emily b 1863. All were born in Leeds, Hessey or York. Alice Firth then m 1877 to John Richard Burrill. If these are your ancestors, please help me determine if they are mine also ! Thanks.

Submitted by: Kris Burrill
Address: Clarkston, MI, USA
e-mail: kgjburrill@aol.com


Bindoff
I know that my great grandfather was station master in Kildale in the late 1800s early 1900s but I haven’t tracked down where he is buried or what happened to the rest of the family. Any help would be appreciated.

Submitted by: Ann Stanaway
Address: 3 West Furlong, Padbury, Bucks MK18 2BP
email: Ron_stanaway@btinternet.com


Bingham/Meek
I am trying to trace my ancestors.  My great grandfather was David Bingham (1868-1956) and he married Elizabeth Culley Meek, daughter of Reverend Walter Edward Meek (1834-21.11.1903) and Agnes Gillit (1845-1.3.1903).  She had a brother called John, and another called ‘scudamore’. They were preachers in the Wesleyan church in Leeds, Yorkshire, and Greytown, South Africa. Can anyone help me find out who ‘scudamore’ was and who Agnes Gillitt was?

Submitted by: Doreen Ireland
Address: Glebelands   Washbridge   Dereham   Norfolk
email: doreen.ireland@btinternet.com


Bingham
I am trying to find my grandad George H Bingham born around 12 november 1919. They are from Sheffield and Hull. He had a sister called Violet, Freda, Renee, brothers called Horace, Jimmy, and Bernard and they may have been more he married Evelyn Peacock on the 26th december 1949 in Hull. I would love some info as nobody as been in touch with him in over 50 years. He has a son and a daughter, 5 grandchildren, and 6 great grand children.

Submitted by: Sharon Welsh
e-mail: mrkwl40@mrkwl40.karoo.co.uk


Bingham
I
am searching for information regarding my mum’s ancestry. My mum was adopted and knows nothing of her history. Her mother was Alice Bingham, she lived in Wath upon Dearne in 1938/39 which was when my mum was born. Do you know of any of Alice’s relative’s?

Submitted by: Helen Crossley
email: gavnhel@ntlworld.com


Binks
I am looking for information on the parents of Mary Binks born 1855/57 in Stockton? married William Flynn in 1877 at Stockton.

Submitted by: Linda Shaw
Address: Nimrod, Marske Lane, Skelton TS12 2EU
email: shawnimrod@yahoo.co.uk


Binks
I’m trying to find more about the ancestory of Richard Stephen Binks born around 1880, probably born in West Yorkshire as his wife and their descendents did come from Bradford. Family rumours have it that he married beneath himself when he married Maud Shaw also known as Maud Luty, they had four children Violet, Phyllis, Richard (Dick) and Vera. Maud Shaw’s mother was Harrit Martin and father Thomas Luty.

Submitted by: Eliz
Address: Bradford
e-mail: russandeliz@btinternet.com


Binks
My great great great Grandfather John Binks was a blacksmith in Grassington in 1841. Two of his sons were apprentice blacksmiths. One was Christopher Binks in 1841 and the other was William Binks in 1851. In 1851 the family lived in Bank (?). If anyone has any further information for me I would be most grateful.

Submitted by: Brenda Jones
Email: bjoneswon@gmail.com


Binks
I am seeking information about the origins of Edward Binks who married Rebecca Armitage at Calverley in August 1811. Edward was a woollen manufacturer in Pudsey for most of his life and died in 1870 aged 78.

Submitted by: Clive Harrison
email: clivepharrison@aol.com


Binns
I was born 1937 – Valerie Binns Tonks. My father’s family lived 47 Trafalgar Square, Scarborough in 1930 – Victoria Alexandra, Violet Enid & Emily. These ladies lived 22 Prince of Wales Terrace, Scarborough later years. In 1929/30 Elsie M Binns lived 47 Trafalgar Square address. I am trying to find name of my father to trace his family.

Submitted by: Val
Address: PO box 315, Cannington, Western Australia 6987
e-mail: valosgodby@bigpod.com.au


Binns
Looking for any connections with Smith or Ibbotson, Haigh or Binns, in the Cullingworth, Ryecroft, Harden or Wilsden areas of West Yorkshire. I have info back to 1800 ish and would like to reconnect with any family members.

Submitted by: Anne Templeton
Address: 20 Rugby Drive, Tytherington, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10 2JD
e-mail: billytee@ntlworld.com


Binns
I would like more info on our family tree. My Dad, Jack Binns, born around 1903 and was raised in Norland. The family had a farm and butcher shop. My mother Edith Ellen Taylor was born in Northallerton. They came to Canada (Toronto) in 1929.

Submitted by: Diane Elizabeth Binns Schwendimann
Address: 63-6400 Spencer Road, Kelowna, BC Canada V1X 7T6
Email: eschwend@shaw.ca


Binns
My husband, Jim Binns, is a watercolourist working from our home in Cockermouth. Painting mainly the Lake District landscapes. Our son, Dan, also enjoys painting for his own pleasure – his main interest being Formula 1. We saw from a recent Flog It programme that Dan Binns, painter lived and worked from the Craven area of Yorkshire and we would like to know more about his work. Any information please contact.

Submitted by: Ann Binns
Address: 59 Gable Avenue, Cockermouth, Cumbria, CA13 9BU
Email: abinns@jenningsbrewery.co.uk


Birch
I am looking for information on the Birch family from Great Ouseburn. Thomas Birch was licencee of the Black Swann in 1822.

Submitted by: Anita Fox
email: anigram1630@talktalk.net


Birch
Can anyone help me get any information on John Birch born about 1811 in Nidderdale. His wife was Martha (surname unknown) born about 1816 Woodhouse. Their son George Birch was born about 1834 in Leeds.

Submitted by: Nigel Birch
Address: 23 Dale Hill Road, Maltby, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S66 8AG
Email: hcriblegin@tiscali.co.uk


Birch
I’m very interested in any information on John Birch (born 1800) son of Thomas Birch and Dorothy Featherstonehaugh. Or, Thomas Henry Birch (born 1839) with a younger brother named Parker Birch who may have died 1913.

Submitted by: Bruce Birch
Address: 9682 West Long Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80123, USA
Email: ARBBirch1@aol.com


Birch
Anyone got a connection please with Thomas Birch, born abt 1751 in the Yorks Dales, and father of Abigail Birch, born 1777, Hartlington, Y Dales? Abigail Birch married James H Hudsmith 25.06.1798 in Linton-in-Craven.

Submitted by: Frances C Hunt
Email: huntlym@btinternet.com


Bird
I am trying to discover something about my grandparents, Martha and Page Bird, who lived in Corporation Street, Morley.

Submitted by: Nadine Bird
email: n2bird@impulse.net.au


Bird
Am trying to discover whether Michael Bird, b. 1809 Easington near Patrington ever emigrated to the US. My gg grandfather’s headstone reads Michael Bird, b. 1809 England. His first wife, whom he married in Michigan, USA, was from Yorkshire. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Submitted by: Maggie
Email: maggie@andkilde.com


Birkbeck / Birbeck
I have done family tree back to 1797 when John Birkbeck married Peggy Hird in Grinton. I cannot find where or when they were born. I have tried Richmond Archives without success. Please can you advise any other offical line of enquiry as a last ditch attempt.

Submitted by: Irene Wood
Address: 11 Lime Garden, Archer Park, Middleton, Manchester M24 4AE
Email: midwaylimited@aol.com


Birkett
I am looking for a birth for John Birkett born in Newsham, Richmond, Yorkshire between 1822 and 1825, he married a Jane Pattison in Darlington, County Durham in 1852; she was from Leyburn, Richmond, Yorkshire.

Submitted by: Pam Richardson
Email: longmeadow22@aol.com


Birks / Brodrick
I am trying to find my rootes so far I have gone back to James Pearson who was the son of a John Pearson (c1673 – 1740 a Wheelwright), who was born c1723 in Loughton en le Morthen, Yorkshire. James Pearson moved to Fishlake, Yorkshire where he became a Keelman working on the large keel boats on the canals between Sheffield and Thorne. He met and married a Mary France on 28/5/1751. His son was Richard Pearson Started a shipbuilding business at Thorne Quay (now waterside) just outside Thorne. His house was Field House, on the main road into Thorne. James died of apoplexy in 1778. I have come across qute a few Pearsons from Loughton en le Morthen. Nicholas Pearson’s 1672 he lived in Laughton en le Morthen and is mentioned in the history of the village as being heavily taxed for having 14 hearths. He had a son John but cannot prove its the John above. William Hunt Pearson took over the shipbuilding Business and moved to Hull. Robert Pearson his elder brother, and who I am related to, moved to London to look after Stanton’s Wharfe the london end of the business. I would love to hear from anybody who may be connected with this family.

Submitted by: Ian C Pearson
Address: 28 Skelmersdale Road, Clacton on Sea, Essex
CO15 6DE
Email: pearsonica@btinternet.com


Birtwhistle
Seeking information on six generations of Birtw(h)istle’s living in Calton (Nr Gargrave) from c1536 to c1675. Have birth/death dates. Would like marriage dates and occupation details.

Submitted by: John Birtwhistle
Address: St Omer, Heath Lane, Halifax HX3 0AG
Email: johnbirtwhistle@btinternet.com


Bishop
Looking for birth record and relatives of John Bishop b. 1754, Laxton? and Ester/Esther/Easther Holmes, m. Apr, 14, 1788, Howden.

Submitted by: Dayle Bishop
Address: Canada
Email: dpatriquin@cogeco.ca


Black
I am trying to locate the family of William Alexander Black. Born in 1887 in Didsbury Manchester, he married Elizabeth Bolam in 1915. They had a son Alexander George in 1916. Sometime after that he moved to Leeds Yorkshire. It is possible that there were other children. Elizabeth Bolam/Black was known to be alive in 1949 when she attended the funeral of her mother Margaret Bolam/Laverick. I have an extensive family tree for the Black family. William Alexander Black is the only one of my close family that I have not been able to trace. He was my Uncle. Any information would be helpful.

Submitted by: Alan Russell Black
Address: 637 Breezy Drive, Pickering, Ontario, Canada L1W 2X4
Email: pleggin@sympatico.ca


Blackah
I am trying to trace descendants of James Blackah (1899-1954) and Mary Jowett (nee Blackah b. 1892) who were older brother and sister of Gilbert Blackah. Gilbert, who was my father, was killed during active service on HMS Acasta in 1940. The branch of the Blackah family lived at 17 Wellington Street, Bingley.

Submitted by: Catherine Roberts (nee Blackah
Address: 17 Cheyne Walk, Newlands, Wellington 6004, New Zealand


Blackburn
I am trying to locate any family history connected to Frances Blackburn, (about 1786-1868). She married my great-great-great-grandad, Isaac Child on 7.4.1811, Leeds. Any info would be gratefully received.

Submitted by: Marnie Nichols
Address: Chy an Dour, Stennack, Camborne, Cornwall, TR14 9JY
email: mnichols@plymouthart.ac.uk


Blackburn
I am looking for any information on Betty Noreen Blackburn or her family members. She is the daughter of my great aunt Annie Easterbrooke neé Sunley and was last known living in Leeds in 1979.

Submitted by: Kath Hardie
email: khardie.1@live.co.uk


Blackburn
The Thomas Blackburn I am searching for was born about 1830 and he came from Thorner or Thornes near Leeds. His father was also called Thomas Blackburn and that is as far as I have got. I do hope you can help me.

Submitted by: Mrs Sylvia Sproson
Address: 3 Melton Drive, West Heath, Congleton, Cheshire CW12 4YF
Email: sylvia.sproson@tesco.net


Blacklin
One of my forefathers was a Corn Mill owner in Aysgarth, at a place called Woodhall Mill in the 1800’s. I am tracing the family tree & would like any information on Robert Blacklin & his family.

Submitted by: Raymond Blacklin
Address: 6 Westgreen Drive, Pocklington, York, YO42 2YZ
Email: ray@blacklin.com


Blackwell
I have traced my Blackwells back to the early 1800s in Kirkbymoorside then Yeadon. Is anyone else researching this name in these areas please?

Submitted by: Ken Blackwekk
Address: 8 Cliff Mews, Paignton TQ4 6DJ
email: blackwellken@supanet.com


Blackwell
My father was born Cyril Richard Alic Blackwell in Kent in 1913 to Alic Richard Blackwell. They emigrated to Southern Rhodesia in 1920. I would like to trace the histroy of my grandfather Richard Alic.

Submitted by: Richard Blackwell
Address: 3/21-23 Fullagar Road, Wentwothville 2145, NSW Australia
Email: richard.blackwell@optusnet.com.au


Blackwell
I am trying to trace Sybil Blackwell (born around 1910) or members of her family who lived in York in 1932, for the missing link in my family tree. Her mother’s maiden name was Polly Kirkconnel and her father was Robert Ernest Blackwell.

Submitted by: Virginia Howe
email: virginiahowe145@btinternet.com


Blackwell
SEARCHING FOR MY COUSIN SADIE BLACKWELL GRANVILLE ST LAUGHTON COMMON YORKSHIRE ENGLAND.

Submitted by: GLENYS MALONEY
Address: 4061 LAS BRISAS PLACE ELKTON FLORIDA 32033 USA
email: glenysleishman@yahoo.com


Blades
Is there anyone out there that knew the Blades family from Keighley? They were originally from the Leyburn area.

Submitted by: Barbara Blades Trundle
email: keighley1945@yahoo.com


Blades
I am trying to get some information on my great grandfather, his surname was Blades and he was a blacksmith in Hawes. His daughter May was my grandmother. My mother told me that he appeared in your magazine in the 1940’s, he was also a very keen angler.

Submitted by: Michael Dicken
Address: 2, Rue Bodrissart, 1410 Waterloo, Belgium
Email: mike.dicken@scarlet.be


Blades
My great grandfather was Harrison Blades, I think he was born in Bradford, married Emma Pallister Wetherby, and worked at Angel Hotel. Died Bond End,Knaresborough about 1926. He may come from the Blades stock in Wensleydale but cannot track!

Submitted by: Richard Wood
Address: Ashgrove Lodge,Bourton, Gillingham Dorset SP8 5AL
Email: rbwood90@hotmail.com


Blades
I am trying to locate any information on the Blades family. My dad was Roy Blades Dicken. My Grandfather was a blacksmith in Hawes. He was a keen angler and appeared in your magazine in the 1940s.
My brother, Michael Dicken, did get some information back from you but he has since moved to Australia and I am taking over trying to put our family tree together.

Submitted by: Yvonne Booth née Dicken
Address: 8 Bridge Street, Oakengates, Telford, Shropshire
TF2 6AH
email: pennywhippet@hotmail.com


Blakey/Dwyer
A large family from the bank area of Leeds.

Submitted by: Margaret Hall
Address: 13 York Road, Batley, WF17 0LG
email: maggie.hall@live.co.uk


Blakey
Looking for relative of Othman Blakey – my Greatfather, who emigranted to Australia with his wife and several children as paying passage, for health reason in 1880’s. First settled in South-west Queensland….? Was a Doctor but turned to Teaching as his profession and later on Principal in Queensland.

Submitted by: Anne Louise Blakey
Address: 55 Hazelmere Pde., Sherwood, 4075 Queensland, Australia
Email: philiphall1955@hotmail.com


Blakey
I am looking for info. on a relative named Alderson Blakey, born 1845-1850, married Sarah Ann Russell. Alderson was a stonemason in Keighley. Their children were Ada 1875, Arthur 1871, Emma 1877, John 1879, Walter 1873, and William. Ada married Smith Midgley in 1898,and had Frank 1901, Joseph 1900, and Bert abt. 1902. Anyone with info?

Submitted by: Rachel Coulter
Address: 5945 Oxley St., LaSalle, Ontario, Canada N9H 1N6
Email: bruce.coulter2@sympatico.ca


Blakey
Trying to find place of birth of grt grt grt grandfather
Alexander Blakey – married marton-cum-moxby 1782 to Jane Cass; Died 1828 Bubwith Yorks. Any little help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

Submitted by: Alan Meeson
Address: 2 Springwood Terrace, Kings Road, Bradford, Yorkshire
Email: alanmeeson@blueyonder.co.uk


Blanch
Eleanor M Marshall married BLANCH in Knaresborough 1917.

I would be interested to hear from any descendant of this marriage. I am researching Eleanors sister Kitty Marshall.

Submitted by: E M Sutherland
e-mail:
iainsutherland407@btinternet.com


Bland
I am trying to trace my grandmother Edna Davies (may have been Bland). We know she lived in Ripon between 1918 & 1921 where she gave birth to two illegitimate babies one of which was my father. We think Edna’s father was called William. Enda died in Liverpool in 1956.

Submitted by: Sue Dennison
Address: 53 Whitcliffe Lane, Ripon, North Yorks
e-mail: dennisonsusan@googlemail.com


Blanshard
William Thompson Blanshard was born about 1830 in Eastrington and married Mary Ann Medd in 1854.
I am looking for information on William’s parents and grandparents. His marriage certificate gives John Blanshard as the father. William’s residence at time of marriage is given as Patrington if I am reading it correctly and the marriage is, I think, at the parish church in Eastrington. Any help with this research would be most welcome.

Submitted by: Cyndy Smith
email: cyndyanddavid@hotmail.com


Blakey
I am looking for information on my father, Ernest Blakey. I think he died around 1967-70. My mother’s name was Evelyn Brown.

Submitted by: Donald Ernest Blakey
Address: 6 Silverbirch Close, Wyke, Bradford BD12 9ER
email: dblakey_2010@hotmail.com


Blakey
I was wondering if anyone can fill in the blanks on what happened to the children of this family below – my grandfather, Edgar Blakey, (below) came to America in 1913 and his brother, Percy Blakey, (below) came to America in 1911. I was wondering what happened to his other 3 siblings or his parents? Thank you.

father: John Blakey born 1855 in Ludenden, Yorkshire , England
mother: Mary Ann (Ramsbottom) born 1855 in Manchester, Lancashire, England. marriage: 1876, Keighley, West Yorkshire, England. children: son: Edgar Blakey born 1894 in Keighley, West Yorkshire, England. son: Percy Blakey born 1892 in Keighley, West Yorkshire, England. dau: Elizabeth born 1886 in Keighley, West Yorkshire, England. dau: Ellen A born 1882 in Massachusetts, USA (british subject). dau: Charles born 1888 in Keighley, West Yorkshire, England.

(added May 2006) I recently discovered that my ggrandfather had something to do with the invention of the “blakey” shoe protectors – his name was John Blakey – could someone give me some information about this company? I also understand he lost it to alcohol.

Submitted by: Lee-Anne Blakey
Address: 56 Colvin Street, South Attleboro, MA USA
Email: Lblakeys@aol.com


Bland or Horsman
Im trying to find any photographs of my Great Grandparents, John Francis Bland and Emily Horsman. Both born in Bradford UK in 1875. They moved to Australia early 1900s. Ive not been able to find any so far and am wondering in any family’s would have any to share. thank you.

Submitted by: Sharon Bland
Address: Australia
Email: c.sfalls1@bigpond.com


Blaney
I am researching my family history on my mothers side, my grandmothers maiden name was Blaney and she came from a large family in Sculcoates in Hull. Her Father was John W Blaney who ran a greengrocers shop in Hull. Does anyone have any information on the business/shop or any information on the Blaney family. His son also worked in the family business and he was also John W Blaney. Would be most interested to hear if anyone know what happened to the business or family.

Submitted by: David Wild
Address: 8 Holnest Road, Poole, Dorset
Email: davidjwilduk@yahoo.co.uk


Blenkhorn
I am looking for information about my g/grandfather William Henry Blenkhorn married to Mary Alice Jones in 1885 Leeds, Yorkshire. I have their address listed as 15 Falcon Street and later at Lincoln Grove in 1885 when my grandmother Olive leedle Blenkhorn was born. Can’t find the latter on maps. Relatives travelling to UK any clues please?

Submitted by: Jan Butterworth
Address: 22 Brampton Avenue, Butler, Western Australia 6036
Email: butterworth126@bigpond.com


Blenkhorn
I am looking for any Blenkhorns living in Thirtleby around 1800. I have found Mary Blenkhorn and Thomas Blenkhorn and 4 of their Children – one of them Elizabeth, my gt.gt.Grandmother who married William Hall at Thirtleby. She was born 6 May 1804.
I have a message written from a previous address in Sleaford and since I have found some more Blenkhornsone of who is my great grandparent..

Submitted by: A. Humphreys
Address: 2 Westgate Park, Sleaford, Lincs. NG34 7QP
Email: agnesh@f2s.com


Blenkinsop
Looking for information on J R Blenkinsop born around Brough, East Riding, in 1938.

Submitted by: Sarah Blenkinsop
email: fromdaleusa@aol.com


Blinkhorn / Blenkhorn
I have been trying to trace my Blenkhorn/Blinkhorn ancestors for sometime now and recently received information that my g-g-g-grandfather Joseph (or Joshua?) Blinkhorn/Blenkhorn was born in Hawes c.1795. I know for certain that he was a coachman in Whitehaven during the 1820s. I would welcome any information about this family.

Submitted by: Jane McManus
Address: 49 Elder Road, Leeds. West Yorks LS13 4DB
Email: janemcmanus@madasafish.com


Bloodworth
My Grandfather/Grandmother lived in Otley,Yorks.in the 1930s-40s. They had a son and a daughter living close by. Their other daughter, my mother Lillian Bloodworth was seperated from me when I was aged 4. My mother died in the early 1940s. I saw her once before she died. Now, before I die, I would like to know if any of the Bloodworth family are still around? Anyone out there?

Submitted by: John D.Goodbody
Address: Victoria,British Columbia,Canada.
Email: yorkie0@Shaw.ca


Bloor
Trying to find any relatives of Robert and Sarah Bloor who moved to Altofts circa 1870 – had 14 children and many moved out of the local area.

Submitted by: Catherine Marsden
Address: 29 Cavendish Avenue, Pontefract WF8 2UU
Email: catherine_marsden@o2.co.uk


Boardman/Brewer
We are looking for Phylis Brewer (nee Boardman) born on 19 December 1907, died 20 June 1967.
Married to Rodney Alfred Brewer who lived at 89 Wheat street, Nuneaton, UK.
My Nan is 85 and has not seen her Mum, Phylis since she was 5.
If you know of either of them, please contact aymie wellman at aymierocks@hotmail.com. Thank you.

Submitted by: Aymie wellman
Email: Aymierocks@hotmail.com


Boddy, Freer, Bailes
My Boddy family came from the Market Weighton area, my Freer family came from the Fimber/Wetwang area and my dad was Henry William Bailes he was born in Hull he had 2 sisters Alic and Margaret but there surnames may have been Thompson or Ford.
Thank you Janet

Submitted by: Janet Bailes
Address: 24 Striding Edge, Washington, NE37 1HF
Email: bailesjanet@yahoo.co.uk


Bolam
I am trying to find birth records for a William Bolam born in Leyburn, Wensleydale, in 1836. He is my paternal great-grandfather who may have moved with his family to the Staindrop area. I am also trying to find his mother’s name, his father was also William Bolam.

Submitted by: Moira Marshall
Address: 4 Bransdale Avenue, South Bents, Sunderland SR6 8AG
email: moiramarshall@talktalk.net


Bolland
I am trying to find the parents of my paternal grandfather, Thomas Clapham Bolland, born in Wakefield in 1895. I know that a Joseph Clapham Bolland was married there in 1893 but I can’t find any record of his wife. He was a Tatler. All I can find in births and death records is an article in The Gentleman’s Library magazine which appears to have been written by him. He may have bought and sold racehorses at one time. Does anyone have any information on him please?

Submitted by: June Yvonne Clifford
Address: 111 Flanshaw Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF2 9JG
email: jyclifford111@hotmail.com


Bolling/Bowling
Is your surname Bolling or Bowling? Do you think you may be related to the Bolling family of Bolling Hall or Ilkley? If so, I would like to hear from you.

Submitted by: Peter Algar
Address: Highmost Hollies, North Broadgate Lane, Horsforth, West Yorkshire, LS18 4AB
email: algarp@uk.ibm.com


Bolton / Boulton
I am seeking information about the Bolton/Boulton family of Market Weighton. My great great grandfather James (also known as Patrick) Bolton was born in Roscommon, Ireland and worked as a farm labourer. His wife Mary Ann, nee Fleming, was born in Gateshead. They had nine children. I have no idea where they married, or any information on their ancestry. Their only son James, born 1867, possibly spent some time in HM Prison Hull (1891 census), and i’d love to know why. Also in the 1881 census a woman called Bridget Kenn(e)y, Hawker, resided with them. She is described as the mother in law to the head of the house, but I can find nothing else about her. Does anyone know anything about them?

Submitted by: Katy
Address: Bradford, West Yorkshire
Email: katyandjohn@hotmail.com


Bolton
I am researching my Bolton family history. My great grandfather James Bolton moved from the place of his birth, the village of West Tanfield to Leeds to be a domestic gardener approx. 1880, any info on him or any other Boltons from the area would be appreciated.

Submitted by: Denis Bolton
Address: 88 Old Road, Overton, Wakefield, WF44
Email: denisbolton194@btinternet.com


Bone
I am looking for any Bone or Cavanagh connections. My grandfather was called Thomas William and his father Walter was married to Elizabeth Cavanagh. Thomas married Harriet Ethel Dixon from Yorkshire. Any information would be much appreciated.

Submitted by: Tracy Thomas
Address: 48 Northfield Road, Driffield, East Yorkshire
email: tracylorrainethomas@googlemail.com


Boniston
Jasper Boniston, ship owner of Selby died in 1832 leaving everything, including the Selby ship yard and other properties, to his wife Hannah and two nieces Elizabeth Agar and Ellen Burton. His wife died in 1846, leaving everything to her sister Catherine Lawton, of Asselby. I believe (though have no proof yet) that Hannah was Hannah Dalby, from Asselby (near Howden). However, I have no information at all on Jasper Boniston: no birth or marriage record, and I know nothing about the unlikely-sounding Selby shipyard. Any information welcomed!

Submitted by: Stephen Henley
Address: 185 Starkholmes Road, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 5JA
Email: stephen.henley@btconnect.com


Bonnett
Bonnett family, Goole. Any information leading to the Bonnett family from Gainsborough, Lincs. George, Daniel etc. George married Jane Dickenson from Lincoln and they lived in Gainsborough and moved to Burringham, Scunthorpe, and had 7 children. Jane is buried at Whitgift, Goole. She later lived with a man called Thomas Glew Charlesworth, he is buried at Scunthorpe.

Submitted by: Jill Love
Address: 6 Langport Close, Queensbury, Bradford West Yorkshire BD13 1QT
email: lovejill05@gmail.com


Bonnett/Dickinson
Bonnett family from Gainsborough. Jane Dickinson Bonnett (Charlesworth) lived in Lincoln, moved to Burringham, Lincolnshire, died in Whitgift, Goole. Jane married George Bonnett in Gainsborough. They had 6 children in total. She then met Thomas Glew Charlesworth where the children then took his surname. No marriage can be traced. Thomas is buried in Scunthorpe.

Submitted by: Jill Love
Address: 6 Langport Close, Queensbury Bradford, West Yorkshire BD13 1QT
email: lovedjill05@gmail.com


Bonser
I am trying to trace the birth of Henry Bonser’s father Percival. They are my great- and great-great-grandfather. Henry on his marriage certificate says born Woodhouse, Yorkshire in 1872 but I cannot trace this although I have found one in Huddersfield but no father’s name on certificate. Also no birth for Percival but on Henry’s marriage certificate it says deceased in 1900 when Henry got married in St. Helens, and I have all the info since then. If anyone can help me I would appreciate if you can point me in the right direction.

Submitted by: Jean Hayes
email: jean.hayes@blueyonder.co.uk


Bonson
I am a descendent on my father’s side of Elizabeth (Betty) Bonson, born 1809, I believe in Grinton. She married John Bell, b. 1808, who died in a mining accident in 1853. After John’s death Betty, first intending to follow Bell relatives to Australia, instead came to Galena, Illinois, to join her brothers, and then moved to a farm in Layfayette County, Wisconsin. Her great-great grandson is my father, Elton Kies. Betty and John Bell lived in Low Row, Swaledale. So I’m a Bonson, and a Bell!

Submitted by: Jean Kies
Address: Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, USA
Email: jkies@wi.rr.com


Bonson
I’m looking for information about Robert Bonson, lead mining agent, near Grinton, Yorkshire, England. Born Whiteside, Yorkshire 1781. Brought Yorskhire lead miners to Dubuque, Iowa, USA.

Submitted by: Rodger Taylor
Email: tgenealogy@yahoo.com


Boocock
I am researching the Boocock family who originated in Yorkshire.

Submitted by: Susanne McSharry
email: jmcsharry29@btinternet.com


Boone
I am searching for Joyce Boone of Shop End, Brompton, Northallerton. She would be in her 70’s now. We last corresponded about 1945 or 1946.

Submitted by: Carole Olson Jones
Address: P.O. Box 1478, Mountain View, California, 94042, USA
Email: carole_jones@comcast.net


Booth/Bailey
I am trying to trace Dinah Booth (Mule Piecer) for my family tree. I believe she was born in 1843 in Fulstone Yorkshire, married Joseph/Josiah Bailey (Tailor) between 1861-1871 and lived in New Mill during the Census of 1871. Her first born was Arthur Bailey (Schoolmaster) about December 1864 (my great-grandfather), he died in Helensburgh Scotland before World War I.

Submitted by: Helen Shaw
email: hwshaw@gmail.com


Booth/Crane
I’ve recently started researching my family history and wonder if anyone has information regarding my great-grandfather Benjamin Booth who married Martha Crane in 1893. I think that my grandfather James Harold Booth was one of 10 children from Benjamin and Martha, with some of them being born overseas – in particular, William Crane born in 1896 in Valetta, Malta (died on 6 July 1916 from his wounds during the Battle of the Somme) and Edith Ann born in 1900 in the Garrison of Aldershot and Mary Lilian born in 1902 in Mullingar in the Meath area (Ireland) but later died in 1913. From the records I have found, I believe the names of the other 6 children were:- Fred, Emily, Edward, Gerald, Clarence and George. Unfortunately, all I know about these siblings were that they were all older than my grandfather (James Harold born in 1909) with the exception of Gerald who has been recorded as younger. I believe that the majority of the male members of the family were enlisted in the military (mostly army) and that Gerald was based somewhere in Italy. I have seen records that state that my great-grandfather Benjamin was a Company Sergeant Major in the West Riding Regiment of the army and was also a recruiting officer.
Benjamin was born in Huddersfield in 1894, the son of a Weaver also named Benjamin. Benjamin’s mother was named Jane Charlesworth. Unfortunately, I don’t have any further information about Benjamin Sr and Jane. If you recognise any of these names and details, I’d be delighted if you could provide me with any further information so that I can build up my family tree.

Submitted by: Amanda Bolton
Address: Bradford, West Yorkshire
email: amandabolton@blueyonder.co.uk


Booth
Extensive Yorkshire family trees back to 18th Century for this name and Graham family name. Interested? Willing to exchange information on both families. Bits of many other families in these trees, Blakeley  Buckley Longbottom Petit  etc etc

Submitted by: Graham
email: westgrasmeregeoff@hotmail.co.uk


Booth
I am looking for the family history of Walter William Booth who married my grandmother Florence Burrell-Corey. They married and lived in Hull. They had two children, my mother Mary Elizabeth Lilian Booth and Celia Booth, both deceased. They moved to Manchester and lived there for many years in Crumpsall.

Submitted by: Sylvia Florence Spicer
Address: P O Box 69, BROOMEHILL, Western Australia, Australia 6318
email: dialadoc@oceanbroadband.net


Booth
Trying to find any information on my family. My Grandfather was Frederick Booth who died in 1952. He married my Grandma Emily Armitage in the early 1900’s. Grandma was born in the Castleford area. Her father was Maskill Armitage. Quite an unusual forename. Any help with the Booth side would be appreciated.

Submitted by: Sandra Adamson
Email: sandra8736@aol.com


Booth
I’m looking for any information on my great-grandmother Margaret (or Maggie) Booth. She was born in Bradley in Coverdale about 1854. Thanks in advance!

Submitted by: Patricia Holmberg
Email: sendingaloha@gmail.com


Booth/Wood
I’m looking for Booth family that lived in New Mill, Huddersfield, ENG. Father: George Booth, Mother: Betty (Wood) Booth. Children: Samuel, George, Charles. Grandson: George Brown. (May be many other children). Charles E Booth was born 4/1/1861; he was my great grandfather who immigrated to US in 1885 time frame. Any info appreciated.

Submitted by: Jayne Compton
Address: 143 Comata Road, Mooresville, NC 28117, USA
Email: jcompton59@yahoo.com


Boothroyd/Ward
I am looking for any information on the Boothroyd family from Horbury, Yorkshire.
My mother Jeryl was born 1936. My grandfather Jeoff was born 1907. My great-grandmother Lilian Ward was born 1883. My great-great-grandmother Emma Jane was born 1857. They are all buried in Horbury cemetery.

Submitted by: Beverley Deutsch
Address: New Jersey, USA
email: yorkshirebev@comcast.net


Boothroyd
I want to know when my great great aunt Ida Boothroyd was born. I used to holiday with her in her house in Harrogate in the early 1960’s.

Submitted by: Linda K Wainwright nee Race
Address: The Olives, High Street, Buxted, East Sussex TN22 4LB
Email: linda_wainwright@btinternet.com


Boroughbridge
My dad Andrew was born 8/3/1952 to a single mother, after roughly 3 months of trying to take care of him he was adopted by David and Rose Petch from Hull. For whatever reason his adopted parents and mother managed to keep in touch for the first year of his life until his birth mother got engaged and his adopted father for fear of losing their new son severed all ties.
Although my father shows no interest to his actual heritage, I do and would love to be able to trace my blood routes.
The Boroughbridge surname may well be his place of birth but he was always under the impression he was born in Malton. For this period in time I would imagine this would be a rare case as for a start the two parents kept in contact for a short while at least as well as the 3 months she actually tried to keep him.

Submitted by: Rowan Petch
email: rowanp25@live.com


Bosomworth
I have succeeded in tracing my family back to my great-great-grandfather Richard Henry Bosomworth  born 22.10.1812 in Crayke, Yorkshire. His father was John Bosomworth, who I believe was a carpenter in Crayke, and his mother Ann Sivers (Scivers, Seivers or Seavers) who was the daughter of Ann (formerly Dunning) and Richard Seivers. I am trying to trace the birth of John Bosomworth. A marriage took place between a John Bosomwood and an Ann Sivers in Hull on 26.11.1803. Is anyone else researching this branch of the Yorkshire Bosomworths?

Submitted by: Philip Bosworth
email: ppbosworth@yahoo.co.uk


Bosomworth
I am looking for info or descendants of Charle Tyers and Clara Louisa Bosomworth, they married in Hunslet in 1916. They had a daughter Renee Tyers born in 1921 in Bradford. If anyone has information please contact me.

Submitted by: Gail Bosomworth
Address: Avda Cabaspre 38, Calella, 08370, Barcelona, Spain
e-mail: gailbosomworth@hotmail.com


Bosomworth
I am looking for any descendants of Clara Louisa Bosomworth born 1891 in the Leeds area. She is the daughter of Charles and Emily. She had 3 sisters, Elizabeth 1889, Eliza 1892 and Lily Victoria 1897. She married Charles Tyers in 1916 in the parish of Hunslet. I would dearly love to hear from anyone with information.

Submitted by: Helen Louise Baxter
Address: Canterbury
Email: helen.baxter3@hotmail.com


Bosomworth
Does anyone have any information on a Louisa Bosomworth, born 1882, Snilesworth, her father was John Bosomworth and her mother was Elizabeth (formally Bentley) she had a brother called Edger William Bosomworth. She married William Thompson, 1903 at St Peter, Rawdon, Leeds.

Submitted by: Jackie Morris
Email: morrisb06@aol.com


Bosomworth
Quest Surname- Bosomworh
looking for ancestors

Submitted by: Paul Bosomworth 18 The Link, Romanby, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8HQ
Email: paul@buzzmac.com


Bott
The Greenhelds came from Brompton By Sawdon and Pickering’s inhereted land in Bickley, Broxa area of Hackness (can be traced back to Cumbria in 1400s). Kirby’s from Watton and Hutton Cranswick, Bott from Burton Flemming and Watson’s from Sherburn and Rudston. If anyone else is researching these families I would love to hear from you, and exchange details.

Submitted by: Margaret Kirby
Address: 45 West Street, Leven, Near Beverley, East Yorkshire, HU17 5LE
Email: lmleven@yahoo.co.uk


Bott
I am researching the Bott family who originally lived at North Burton (now Burton Flemming). William Bott (otherwise spelt Burt or Bourt) born 1820, married Isabella Morton of Rudston in 1853. They were later living in the Flixton/Folkston area near Scarborough.

Submitted by: M Kirby
email: lmleven@yahoo.co.uk


Bottomley/Haigh
I am my researching family tree – Leslie Bottomley (father) and Joan Haigh (mother) – both from Bradford, Yorkshire, both deceased.

Submitted by: Linda Highsmith
email: highsmithlinda@aol.com


Bottomley
I am researching my father’s family tree – Leslie Bottomley – of West Bowling, Bradford, Yorkshire (1919 – 1975). His occupation was plasterer and he had three brothers: Frank, Ronald and Ernest, all now deceased.

Submitted by: Linda Highsmith
email: highsmithlinda@aol.com


Bottomley
I’m searching for Stanford Bottomley aged about 65 to 73 who lived at Greenwood’s Mill, Earlsheaton, Dewsbury. His father ran the power house there, and they lived in a house attached to the Mill grounds. Last heard of about 1955.

Submitted by: Lancelot Barron
Address: 38 Nut Lane, Middlesborough, TS4 2NN
Email: Barron37@talktalk.net


Bottomley
Looking for a Jeremiah Bottomley of Norland born 1788, any one with any information what so ever please contact me.

Submitted by: Sylvia Loffelmann
Address: 6 Sunnybank Parade, Mirfield WF14 OJP
Email: jloffelmann@ntlworld.com


Bottomley
I’m searching for Stamford Bottomley aged about 65 to 73 who lived at Greenwoods Mill, Earlsheaton, Dewsbury. His father ran the power house there. Last heard of about 1955.

Submitted by: Lancelot Barron
Address: 38 Nut Lane, Middlesborough, TS4 2NN
Email: lancelot@barron40.fsnet.co.uk


Bottomley
Jennifer or your sister Jackylin please get in touch with your cousin. Your fathers name was Clifford and his brother was Albert. We last met in Bradford over forty years ago just before you got married. We moved to the Isle of Wight so I was not there on your big day. It’s so long ago since I met you I have forgotten what part of Halifax you lived in. If you read this I’m looking forward to hear from you.

Submitted by: Kevin Roderick
Address: 63, Knockaverry, Youghal, Co. Cork. Ireland
e-mail: kevinroderick@dlsafety.ie


Boulton
I’m trying to contact my real granddad, John Boulton from South Elmsall, West Yorkshire. I’ve never meet him in my life and would like to know who he is.

Submitted by: Terri Nunn
email: jezandtez@live.co.uk


Boulton
I am trying to trace Margaret and Kathleen Boulton, born in Rotherham in 1926. Margaret married Leslie Matthews and they moved to Australia around 1950. I am keen to find out if they had children either in England or later in Australia. Any information would be appreciated.

Submitted by: Dianne Smith
Address: 13 Georgiana Street, Flagstaff Hill SA, Australia
Email: dsmith@chariot.net.au


Bouskill / Blair
Looking for births/parents of William Bouskill m Isabella Blair 3rd March 1836 Parish Church, Kirkby Fleetham, North Yorkshire. Only their names shown on parish register. Isabella bore 3 children in Kirkby Fleetham 2 of which died in infancy. They moved to Leeds in 1841/2 where a further 4 children were born, John, Ellen and William (my g.grandfather). William (g.g.grandfather) was a butcher in Leeds. Died 8th October 1849 aged 35. Isabella died 21st October 1890 aged 76.

Submitted by: F. Fearnley
Email: freda.fearnley@ntlworld.com


Bowen
I am looking for my aunty Sally Bowen, who could very possibly be married. I am the daughter of David and Liz Bowen. Sally was the daughter of Phyllis and Arthur, I have heard that grandma changed there name when they got married from Hogsbreath (or something along those lines). Last I heard Sally was living in Southampton, England.

Submitted by: Jessica Bowen
e-mail: iou101@hotmail.com


Bowe/Fawcett

My grandmother was Vera Henrietta Bowe, born in 1909. Her mother was Harreitt Bowe and her father was Rowland Fawcett.
Harriett’s parents were Henry Thompson Bowe and Ann Ake, and they lived at Scrogg House in Patrick Brompton, Bedale.
Henry’s father was George Bowe and his mother was Jane Thompson.
The information I would like to trace is the family of my grandmother’s father, Rowland Fawcett. In 1909 the family were in the Patrick Brompton or Hutton area. I am looking for the Fawcett family. Any info would be greatly appreciated as I’m stuck. Rowland is listed as Vera’s father on the baptism record but not on the birth certificate.

Submitted by: Jacqueline Seconi
email: jaclewsec@hotmail.com.au


Bowers
I am trying to trace ancestors of Richard Bowers (stone mason/miner) of Halifax (born Middleton, Yorkshire in 1858). He was married to Margaret Eleanor Wilson (born Newcastle in 1856). Their last recorded address in 1881 was 49 Bolton Hall Road, Bradford but later in life lived in Halifax. They had 11 children, one of their offspring (Nellie Bowers) was my mother. After the recording in the census in 1881 he seems to have disappeared!  Any information would be appreciated.

Submitted by: Joyce Harrison (née Thompson)
email: joycem.harrison@googlemail.com


Bowes
I am trying to trace any family of Frederick Bowes born about 1886. He was a Joiner/Wheelwright. He married Edith May Fowler in 1929. His father was deceased on their marriage certificate so there is no name to trace. Is there anyone out there who knows anything of his family?

Submitted by: Anne Top
email: mtopp@tiscali.co.uk


Bowser and Bowzer
I am looking for information on Francis William Bowzer. He married Sophia Matilda Bridges in the first quarter of the 19th century and had Wilhelmina (M Chas Simmonds) Helen (m Charles Croft) Susannah (m Thomas charles Robinson) Sophy (m Jamieson Wilson) and Julia (m ? Ryan). This branch moved to Australia; to Melbourne and to Brisbane. It is believed that FW Bowzer’s father changed the spelling from ‘s’ to ‘z’. I would welcome any connections at all. I am searching in family archives here in my place as well as widely. If I find more I will post it so that the search might be easier.

Submitted by: Fritz Robinson
Address: 143 Dynan’s Bridge Road, Weegena, Tasmania 7304, Australia
e-mail: birdwing@activ8.net.au


Boyes nee Binns
I am looking for any relatives / info on the above surname esp margaret Boyes nee Binns, who was married and lived in the Bradford area from 1938 onwards, she had 5 children in all.
Any info would be most appreciated.

Submitted by: Robert Evans
Address: 143 Northwood Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey CR7 8HX
e-mail: malcolm.robert@btinternet.com


Boys
Looking for information on my grt grt grt grandfather Thomas Boys born in Yorkshire 1798. Married Hannah Runmley born in Yorkshire 1797. Sadly, I have no other information.

Submitted by: Loril Shannik
Address: 120 Blackburn Dr, Brantford, Ontario, Canada N3T 6S2
e-mail: lorilshannik@rogers.com


Bradbury
Looking for information on the family of Ann Bradbury born about 1800 in Saddleworth. There is a baptismal record dated December 1818 Friarmere Chapel which lists her as the mother of the child Mary Rhodes.

Submitted by: Patricia Angeli
e-mail: towit@bellsouth.net


Bradbury
Bradbury Family in Braithwell South Yorkshire. I would be grateful if you could look into my family tree in Braithwell. The family have, I believe lived there since the 1700’s.

Submitted by: Miss Wendy Ann Bradbury
Address: 9 Darwin Close, Huntington, York, YO31 9PB
e-mail: wendy.bradbury@nhs.co.uk


Bradley
Am searching for defendants of Stanley and Amy Bradley from Moor Town, Leeds UK

Submitted by: Gillian Fuller
Email: gillian_fuller@yahoo.es


Bradley
I am trying to trace the mother of my great-grandfather. My great-grandfather was John Bradley and was born in Menston, Yorkshire in 1852. His father was John Dickinson from Stainburn, Yorkshire. I know nothing really about his mother other than the fact her surname was Bradley and as far as I know she was living around the Menston area.

Submitted by: Ann Baldwin
email: annandclive@hotmail.co.uk


Bradley
I am seeking information regarding John Bradley born 1839, Keighley, West Yorkshire, died 1906 Christchurch, New Zealand. He was married?? to Amy Bailey born 1842, daughter of Thomas Bailey born 1809 and Susannah Judson born 1808, died 1878. There was a daughter of this union named Alice Bailey born 1860, died 1943. Alice married Septimus Casson.
John Bradley in 1867 married Sara Moore, born 1843, died 1897, and had 6 children and went to New Zealand in 1883.
I would really like information regarding the first relationship with Amy and birth of Alice as John Bradley was my great-grandfather making Alice a half-sister of my grandfather.

Submitted by: Marilyn Neville
Address: Nth Queensland, Australia
email: pongaroa@bigpond.com


Bradley
I am trying to glean information regarding John Bradley born 1786, died 1884 and his wife Mary Scott, b.1810, lived at Keighley, West Yorkshire. They were my great-great-grandparents.
I know of one son, John Bradley born 1839, died 1906, who emigrated to New Zealand in 1883, my great-grandfather.
Would love to have information of John and Mary such as their siblings, their date of marriage and names of children.

Submitted by: Marilyn Neville
Address: Nth Queensland, Australia
email: pongaroa@bigpond.com


Bradley
My mother’s cousin, Mary, married Percy Bradley on 20.02.1918, probably in Doncaster. Any information would be appreciated.

Submitted by: Marg
email: mcullen123@gmail.com


Bradley
I am looking for descendants of Thomas Bradley born 1834, Flockton. He was a Stonemason from Middletown/Shitlington, Wakefield and got married to Mary Ellis about 1856. They had daughters Charlotte in 1857, Hannah in 1859, Emily in 1866, Mabel in 1870, Eliza in 1873.
It would appear from census records they stayed in the Shitlington area. Thanks in advance.

Submitted by: Shelley Mitchell
Address: 52 Somerset Ave, Narellan, NSW 2567, Australia
email: mitchellshelley_ann@hotmail.com


Bradley
Looking for family of William Bradley. b 1787 at Market Weighton, East Riding, Yorkshire. d.1820 who was the Yorkshire Giant. According to family lore, we are related to the Yorkshire Giant.  Any info appreciated.

Submitted by: Lorraine Christie
Address: 10749 Co. Rd. 108 S.W. Stewartville, MN 55976
email: lorcoral@aol.com


Bradley / Wright
I am searching for Bradley or Wright from Brompton Near Northallerton.

Submitted by: Neil Waller
Address: 4 Harlington Road, Morley, Leeds, LS27 0RH
e-mail: Nwaller41@aol.com


Bradshaw
I have been researching my line for years but I want to prepare something for my husband and present it to him on our anniversary. I have gotten as far as Christopher Bradshaw, born about 1745 in Yorkshire, England. His son Barnabus was born in North Carolina. If anyone can assist me in gathering more info on my husband’s Bradshaw line, I would greatly appreciate it. I am in New Mexico, but can also do research in Colorado and Texas if anyone needs.

Submitted by: Kristi Krone Bradshaw
Address: 1967 41st Street, Los Alamos, NM 87544
email: kristi.bradshaw13@gmail.com


Bradshaw
Could you please send me any information on Robert Henry Bradshaw born 1887, son of John and Ann Bradshaw; husband of the late Florence Bradshaw. Robert served in World War One with the 9th bn Kings Own Yorkshire Light infantry. He was killed in the battle of the Somme aged 29 on the 1st July 1916. Photos would be a great help. Many thanks.

Submitted by: Lord Jeremy Lewer
Address: 33 Mockridge Cres Holt 2615 Canberra ACT Australia
email: jeremy.lewer@climatechange.com.au


Bradshaw
I am looking for any connections to George Bradshaw born 14/5/1932. His siblings were Lillianne, Brian and Joseph (twins), all born in Manchester. His father was Joseph and his mother, Mary Walkden, died young. George and Lillianne were brought up by Uncle Arthur, and Brian and Joseph were brought up by an Aunt (I think Lillianne). Uncle Arthur was a bank manager in Barnsley.

Submitted by: Dorothy Hollings
Address: 609 Archerfield Road, Forest Lake, Queensland Australia 4078
email: mar@ingenuity.net.au


Brady
I’m looking for any information on Bridget Louisa Brady (née Hoare). She was born in Ireland in 1847. She married James Brady in 1868 in Hull.

Submitted by: Stephanie Brady
email: sbrady81@live.co.uk


Bragg
Can anyone remember the train accident around Garside in March 1941, my father was killed in it,and I wondered if anyone has any details about it. Also looking for his family members, his brother Harry or Henry had three children Joyce, Ronald who died very young, and Wendy. I would love to hear from them.

Submitted by: Cynthia Duncan (Bragg)
Address: 2c Forward Street, Greenmeadows, Napier
e-mail: candj.duncan@xtra.co.nz


Braisby
I’m looking for anything on the family name Braisby. My Grand Parents were Frederick and Vera Braisby.

Submitted by: Tiffany Vera Braisby
Address: Brisbane, Australia
email: tiffany74@dodo.com.au


Braisby
To anyone who can tell me anything about the names Braisby or Mackintosh.

Submitted by: Danielle Mackintosh Braisby
Address: 12 Cherofrd Road, Ensbury Park, Bournemouth
e-mail: danielle_braisby@msn.com


Braithwaite
I am trying to find out about Stephen Braithwaite of Knaresborough, a well known angler who tied fishing flies for use on the River Nidd in the 1850s.

Submitted by: Martin Cross
Address: 7 Riverside Close, Otley, West Yorkshire LS21 2RN
email: drmartin.cross@virgin.net


Braithwaite
I am looking for information on my Nana’s side, from a family named Braithwaite from Ripon(?) by a family in the Harrogate area who owned a furniture shop I think she always kept the name Braithwaite until she married, however I have very little info on the Braithwaite side as she was adopted around 1931. Her name was Joyce Atkinson and she died in 1999.

Submitted by: Tracy Atkinson
Address: Harrogate
email: atkinsontracy@hotmail.co.uk


Braithwaite
I am looking for any possible family connections to Harry Braithwaite,
Born: 20 March 1893, in Barnsley, Yorkshire. [I have birth certificate.]
Died: unknown.
Harry Married Ethel Snaith on 01 September 1915, in Chesterfield, England [I have marriage certificate].
I have all of Harry’s army records: York & Lancaster Regiment world War 1, he worked in the coal mines in Barnsley.
Harry and Ethel were divorced on 13 June 1919, in England, [I have extract from the principal Registry].
Harry and Ethel had two children;
1. Frank Braithwaite born 20 September 1915, Chesterfield – [my father] now deceased.
2. Doris Braithwaite born 4 Oct 1919, Cleadon Village Whitburn. Still living.
Ethel Braithwaite [née Snaith] and her two children came to Australia in 1925, they travelled to Australia with her parents.
Harry Braithwaite’s parents were Richard Braithwaite born 25 February 1859, in Stainbrough, Yorkshire.
Richard died in 1900 but place unknown. He married Hannah Castle on 15 June 1890 at Dodworth Yorkshire.
They had 7 children.
My father lost contact with his father, I am Harry’s grandson, researching the Braithwaite family. I would like very much to find out if he ever remarried and what may have happened to him. [one lost link in our family.]
If anyone can help any way, no matter how small the information is, it would very much appreciated.

Submitted by: Bob Braithwaite
Address: 3 Sinnott Street, Deception Bay, Queensland Australia 4508
email: bob.braithwaite@optusnet.com.au


Braithwaite/Wat(t)erson/Exelby/Flint
I am interesed in any information about, and making contact with, any members of the following family names: Wat(t)erson, Exelby, Flint, Braithwaite families.
I am also interested in any information about the following towns where the above families came from: Haxby, Skirpenbeck, Thorganby, Warter, Barkston Ash, and Collingham and their churches. I am a novice to this internet lark and have not been able to find anything about them other then that they are in Yorkshire. I would be most grateful for some help in locating information, photos, etc of these towns.

Submitted by: Barbara Morrell
Address: 5 Barnard Street, Matamata 3400, New Zealand
email: yorkshirebm@gmail.com


Braithwaite / Breathitt / Breatherd / Braythwaite
I am searching for descendants of Thomas B apparently born 16 January 1766 Eskdale, grandson (apparently) of Henry Braythwaite of Irton. Thomas is, I hear, the son of John B and Ruth Hartley. Is there anyone out there who can assist. I believe that Thomas is buried in St Catherine’s Churchyard, Eskdale. We would love to know where the family hailed from originally ?

Submitted by: Desiree Braithwaite
Address: 54 Chapalina Park Cres SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2X 3S2
e-mail:braithwaite@telusplanet.net


Braithwaite/Ibbotson
I’m researching  Stephen Thompson Braithwite who was born about 1875 in Kendal, Westmorland and died in 1930 in Barnsley, Yorkshire. He married Lillian Ibbotson who was born about 1875 in Barnsley, Yorkshire.
They were married about 1898 in Barnsley, Yorkshire.
The 1911 census shows Stephen Braithwaite was living at 25 Longcar Street Barnsley with his daughter, Gwendoline, then aged 10 years.
However the 1911 census also shows Lillian Braithwaite (née Ibbotson) living at 103 Milton Road Hoyland, Barnsley as a house keeper to a James H Poxon & BMD index as Marriage – 1930 -Qtr 4 -Vol 9c – 608.
We can not find a death for Lillian Braithwaite, but can find one for Lillian Poxon in Sheffield.
I can find no trace of any other children for either Ibbotson, Braithwaite or Poxon.
There are further details of parents and siblings of both Lillian and James.
It looks like Lillian may have left Stephen Braithwaite to live with James Poxon who she married only when Stephen died.
Any help on this part of my family would very much  appreciated, thank you.

Submitted by: Robert Braithwaite
Address: 3 Sinnott Street, Deception Bay, Queensland 4508, Australia
email: rob_braithwaite@hotmail.com


Braithwaite
Martin Braithwaite was born Abt. 1770. He married (1) Ann Acomb February 01, 1796 in (also have Jan 02, 1796) Wheldrake, Yorkshire, England North Newbald, England, daughter of John Acomb and Ann Kay. She was born July 12, 1772 (this is a second marriage for Ann Acomb, her first marriage was to John Leng, of Yorkshire). Ann and John Leng’s son William went to Canada c 1822. Martin Braithwaite married twice, his second wife was Hannah Ranson and they married August 12, 1827 in (also have Dec 08, 1827 as date) Osbaldwick register, Walkington, England. By banns.

Notes for Ann Acomb: The name Acomb means “the site of the Oak Trees”. As well as being a family name in Yorkshire at one time (very few people with the name Acomb are still in the Yorkshire area), it was also the name of a small village to the west of York, England, but today it is part of the suburbs. Acombs can be traced back to the 1600’s in the village of Long Marston, which is 4 miles west of Acomb on the Wetherby Road. Joseph was the most common name, followed by Thomas, Quentin, John, William and Henry. They seem to be farmers and Church Wardens. Child of Martin Braithwaite and Ann Acomb is:
2. i. Mary Braithwaite, b. December 06, 1797, North Newbald, England (also have Christening June 12, 1797).

More about Richard Clark and Mary Braithwaite: Marriage: January 28, 1815, North Newbald, England.

Children of Mary Braithwaite and Richard Clark are:
i. Eliza Clark, b. Abt. 1816; d. 1852, Kirk Ella, England; m. William Ransom, April 27, 1839, Welton, England. ii. James Braithwaite Clark, b. Abt. 1826; d. May 20, 1843, Kirk Ella, England. Burial: Kirk Ella, England. iii. George Martin Clark, b. March 08, 1830, (Baptized date) at Welton, England. 3. iv. George William Clark, b. January 03, 1834, (Baptized date) at Melton near Welton, England. v. Emma Jane Clark, b. April 22, 1835, (Baptized date) at Melton near Welton, England. vi. Matilda Clark, b. June 04, 1837, (Baptized date) at Melton near Welton, England. vii. Maria Clark, b. May 26, 1838, (Baptized date) at Melton near Welton, England.

Barbra looks forward to exchanging info with anyone who may have information on the above mentioned family names.

Submitted by: Barbra Lang Walker
Address: 190 Orkney Rd. Lynden, Ontario, Canada L0R 1T0
e-mail: langwalk@gmail.com


Braithwaite
I am looking for relatives of William Braithwaite, born in 1895 in Dacre Banks, and his wife Evelyn Townsend, also born in 1895.

They married in 1924 and lived in Follifoot. They had three children – Jean, born 1925, George, born 1926 who died soon after birth and Derek, born 1929.

I think Derek died in 1999 in Beverley. I do not know if he was married or had children. Jean did marry but unfortunately I do not know her married name. I think she had two boys and that she lived in Harrogate within the last ten years.

I have several photos and letters about this family that their relatives might be interested to see.

Submitted by: Sue Whitfield
Address: 6 Stirling Crescent, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 5SJ
email: sue_whitfield@hotmail.co.uk


Brame
I’m researching the surname Brame. Most are from the Bradford area. If you have a connection to this name please contact me.

Submitted by: Steve Brame
Address: Yorkshire, England
e-mail: Steviebantam@aol.com


Bramham
I am looking for descendants of John William Bramham, born 1857, Leeds and married Sarah Smales in 1879. He died in 1898, Leeds.

Submitted by: Pauline Maher
Address: 11 Fountain Close, Roberttown, Liversedge
email: pmaher100@gmail.com


Bramley
My Father was Frederik Laurence Bramley, who lived in Nottingham. He was in the Army as a young man and then worked for Rolls Royce Co. My Mother was Joyce Emily Candlin from Berkshire. I have been told his mother, my Grandmother was pure Romany Gypsy, and my Grandfather was a good musician. I myself play guitar and sing. Sadly I never met them and I would be so proud to have a photo of my Grandmother and Grandfather. I do not wish to invade anyones family privacy but a photo would be treasured for me and my Grandchildren.

Submitted by: Adrienne Joyce Bramley
Address: P.O. Ivanhoe NSW 2878, Australia
e-mail: not supplied


Brashaw
I am trying to trace the ancestry of William Henry Brashaw, b.1817 Thornton by Bradford. He variously gives his birthplace as Bradford and Leeds. I know of a number of branches of the family and diferent spellings of the name ie. Brayshaw and Bradshaw. I believe there were Brashaws in Birstall, Yorks. I cannot tie up to William Henry. Can anybody help please?

Submitted by: Michael Brashaw
email: mandp.sharman@btinternet.com


Brayshaw
Interested in the Brayshaw family from Giggleswick. We have details of the family after they moved to Horton in Ribblesdale, but no information re. the Giggleswick families. We would like to make a link between the two.

Submitted by: Muriel Brayshaw
Address: 39 Yarborough Crescent, Broughton, Brigg, North Lincolnshire.
e-mail: Victormuriel@aol.com


Brayshaw / Lassey (Lacy) / Stokes / Kaye
I am searching for the family of John William Brayshaw b. abt. 1776 probably in York. Married 1795 in York, Yorkshire to Mary Sykes Stokes b. 1778. John William died 4 April 1848 in Yorkshire. They had the following children: Sarah b. 7 July 1803; Nancy b. 7 April 1806; Elizabeth b. 20 Aug. 1808 married 7 August 1831 in Almondbury, Yorkshire, to Joseph Kaye: Harriet M. Brayshaw b.15 April 1811 married 25 Dec 1830 in Almondbury to Abraham Kaye (brother of Joseph); William b. 30 Oct 1813, married 13 August 1838 in Parish Church, Parish of Dewsbury, York County to Julia Lacy (daughter of Squire Lassey and wife Hannah Greenwood); James b. 9 April 1819 m. Jane Melville.
We believe that Sargent John William Brayshaw fought in the 51st Foot Regiment in the Battle of Waterloo but cannot find proof. Census return for 1841 for Linthwaite: “John Brayshaw, 65, clothier, Mary Brayshaw, wife, 60, Charlotte, 15″.

The Lassey (Lacy) family lived in Boothroyd, a section of Dewsbury. Squire Lassey, age 50 and Hannah (Greenwood) Lassey, age 55, were the parents of Julia Lassey married to William Brayshaw. Edward, age 15, and Joseph, age 13 were their sons and brothers to Julia. Joseph, age 6 and Hannah, age 2, must have been grandchildren of their son, Thomas. Thomas names a son, Joseph and daughter, Hannah in his Will signed 19 July 1868. He was spelling his name Lacy by this time and lived in Boothroyd Lane in Dewsbury in the County of York.

The Brayshaws, William and wife Julia Lacy Brayshaw emigrated to America and arrived in January 1841. It appears that this was about the same time that Elizabeth Brayshaw Kaye and husband, Joseph Kaye as well as Harriet Brayshaw Kaye and husband Abraham Kaye emigrated to America. They settled initially in the Baltimore area.

Submitted by: Mariann Kaye
Address: One Sage Hill Spur, Almont, CO 81210 USA
e-mail: kayemariann@yahoo.com


Brear
I am researching my family name of Brear. My father, George Henry, was born 25 May 1922 at Vernon Place, Undercliffe, Bradford.
His parents were Thomas Brear born 17.7.1872 at Lambert Row, Bolton, Bradford who got married on 21.7.1902 to Elizabeth (née Fletcher) born 13.7.1877 at Malt Kiln Fold (the Fletchers worked at Guiseley Brickworks, Yeadon). They ran the Green Man Inn at Undercliffe, Bradford, and they also worked for a time at the Lamb Inn, Dewsbury and Scarborough where the pub/hotel was The Oxford I think. Then they returned to Vernon Place, Undercliffe, Bradford.
Thomas’ parents were George Brear born 29.8.1874, Back Fold, Manningham, Bradford and Sarah Ann Tempest, born 1847 at Malt Kiln Inn, Bradford. They married on 13.8.1870. Sarah Ann died on 29.4.1873 and Thomas was brought up by his grandparents (Joshua and Ann Tempest) at The Malt Kiln Inn, Idle Road, Bolton, Bradford.
George got married again to Hannah Ellen Broadley in 1874 in Bradford. They had 5 children: Harriet, John, Florence, Ida E, James Herbert.  George was a train driver and worked in various posts for the Railway Co. living in Keighley and in the 1911 census in Holbeck, Leeds.
George’s parents were John Brear, christened 23.2.1816, Bradford  and who married, on 5.2.1842 in Bradford, Jane Stott who was born at New Church on Rosantale, Lancs.
John’s father was also John. I think he married a woman called Martha.
This is where my research stops. If anyone knows any information that could be useful please let me know.

Submitted by: Sharon Brear
email: sharon.brear@bradford.gov.uk


Breen
Trying to find any ancestors of the above names. They have been known to be in Kircudbright, Scotland, in the 1800’s. Before that it was believed to have been in Yorkshire. Any info would be most appreciated.

Submitted by: Marilyne Breen
e-mail: malbreen@blueyonder.co.uk


Brenkley
Looking for any info on Brenkleys from Hawes, Skipton, Craven,and Grassington. Also Sayers, Holmes and Waddilove

Submitted by: Carol
e-mail: antony.intihar@ntlworld.com


Brenkley
I am trying to piece together all the Brenkleys from High Abbotside. I have searched the 1841 – 1891 Censuses. Does anyone have a connection or BMD information?

Submitted by: Fiona Russell
Address: 31 Coates Street, Linden, Wellington 5028, New Zealand
e-mail: fiona@xashus.co.nz


Brenkley
I have a John Brenkley born about 1788, a blacksmith living Grassington 1839. His son Robert also a blacksmith born 1810, Hawes. Married Isabella Holmes born 1811 Grassington, (daugher of William Holmes) on 9th of November 1839 in the Parish Church of Linton in the presence of John Birch and Mary Ann Waddilove. Roberts son William born 1842 Grassington married Mary Ann Sayer. Any info please on these families.

Submitted by: Carol
e-mail: tony.intihar@ntlworld.com


Brent
I am looking for my nan’s family. She was born in Hull, Yorkshire and moved to London with her mum when she was just 4 years old leaving her dad Harold Young behind in Yorkshire. Harold was apparently irish. I really want find my nan’s dad’s side of the family, if you know anything please get in touch.

Submitted by: Brenton Phillips
email: brentonphillips@hotmail.com


Brettell
My ancestor was Jacob Brettell a unitarian minister and scholar. His parish was in Rotherham but I understand he was born in Sutton-In-Ashfield in 1799. Can anyone help?

Submitted by: Jan Murray
Address: 35 Broad Bridge Close, Kiveton Park, Sheffield S26 6SL
e-mail: pthemurrays@aol.com


Brewster
I am trying to find Brewsters who are related to Matthew Brewster, born about 1817 in Yorkshire, married Rachel Walker in 1837 at Burythorpe. They had four children, William in 1839, George 1842, Matthew 1852, Thomas 1857, all born in Yorkshire. I would like to hear from anyone who thinks there may be some relation.

Submitted by: Robert Brewster
Address: PO Box 186, Sanborn, Minnesota 56083, USA
e-mail: rjbrew@springfield-sanborn.net


Briggs
I’m looking for my grandmother, I know her name is Betty Briggs and she had sons with Stanley Gresswell. Her sons are called Stanley, Christopher, Raymond, David, Howard and she had a daughter called Diane. They were all in the Yorkshire, Hull area as far as I know. I am the daughter of Raymond Gresswell and we know none of his side of the family so would be nice to get in contact with them.

Submitted by: Claire Gresswell
email: Claireankai@hotmail.co.uk


Briggs
My great-grandparents, Fred & Elizabeth Briggs were born & lived in York in the latter half of the 1800s. They had the following children:
Fred, William, George, Lilly, Anne Eliza (my grandmother) & Tom. Their father Federick Briggs worked in the Glassworks in York. His father John Briggs came from Paythorne, in Ribblesdale.
George joined the Army & was in India for some years. My grandmother married Robert James Augustus Read from York & they went to live in Goole.
I would like to know what became of the rest of my grandmother’s brothers & sister. Are there any descendants still in York, or Yorkshire?
George & his family eventually lived in London.
Any contact regarding these Briggs would be appreciated.

Submitted by: Annette Morton
email: annettemorton02@yahoo.co.uk


Briggs
I am looking for information on a Fred Briggs and an Anne Briggs (née Davy). Anne was born in 1906 (unsure on Fred although I am assuming it will be close to this). They lived in Bradford, as far as I am aware near where Bradford University gates are now. They had 1 son (my father) Carl Robert (known as Bob) and after my grandad’s death Anne and Bob moved to Morecambe.

Submitted by: Mrs Cheryl Rodgers
Address: Morecambe
email: superchezy@hotmail.com


Briggs
I am searching for information on my mother’s ancestors and I am looking for help and old photos if possible, especially of my grandmother.
My mother’s name was Amy Briggs, born 21-06-1908 in Leeds, West Yorks. Her mother was Agnes Ellen Briggs (unmarried) born 10-02-1876 in West Vale Greetland Halifax, her address was Green Lane Elland, in 1901 she was living at 11, Birks Hall Terrace, Halifax. She died 07-06-1942 at Whittington Hall, Chesterfield, where she had been put for having my mother. She is buried in St Thomas’s churchyard in Greetland.
My grandmother’s parents were William Henry Briggs born circa 1846/47 in Ripponden, he married Elizabeth Ingham, who was born in 1845 in Greetland. They are buried in the same grave as Agnes in Greetland.
Agnes’s brothers and sisters were as follows: Eliza Jane Briggs born 1870 in Greetland but only lived 3 years; William Kilburn Briggs born 1872 Greetland, he married a Mary H Longthorpe on 11-07-1891 in Bradford, in the 1901 Census they were living at 17 Birks Hall Terrace, Pellon, Halifax, which means my grandmother was living with them at that time; Minnie Briggs was born 1874 in Greetland and died in April 1946 aged 72; Joseph J Briggs born circa 1878 in West Vale, Halifax but only lived 6 years; Albert E Briggs born 1883 in Greetland; Elizabeth Jane Briggs born 1880 in Greetland and died on 15-12-1964 aged 84 years, also in same grave at Greetland.
My grandmther died before I was born and I have never seen a photo of her, so it would be nice if someone out there had one which I could see.

Submitted by: Janet Dalby
Address: 47 Acre Moss Lane, Morecambe, Lancashire LA4 4NB
email: janet.dalby2851@hotmail.co.uk


Briggs
I am looking for information on Clement Briggs, Surrey, England. Timeline is quite fuzzy, some records indicate he was born 1589/90 others go back as far as 1578! It is mentioned he married a Joan Allen, lived on Bermondsey Street and worked as a tanner with Samuel Lathame. Also arrived in America 9 Nov 1621 aboard the ship The Fortune.

Submitted by: Cheri
e-mail: ckberg_5@hotmail.com


Briggs
I am trying to locate the family of Ellen Briggs of Sowerby Bridge/Halifax area and daughter Marion Briggs born in 1919. Ellen was a confectioner’s assistant but went to Canada in 1919 as a housekeeper returning to the UK some years later. She did move to live in Heysham in Lancashire until her death in 1962.

Submitted by: Kay Fussey
Address: East Martin, 28 Broad Gates, Silkstone, Barnsley S75 4HD
e-mail: eastmartin@talktalk.net


Briggs
I would like to find out anything about my great uncle Ben Briggs. He was born in Thurlstone in 1859. He is missing from the 1881 & 1891 census & re-appeared on the 1901 census married to Ann a woman from Frankfurt, a german subject. Any information on Jonas Briggs another man of mystery, would also be good.

Submitted by: Jean Brown
e-mail: jean@smallplane.demon.co.uk


Briggs
I would like to find out anything about my ancestor James Briggs. He was born in Brighouse around 1818. His occupation was listed as Blacksmith and later in the 1881 census as a farmer. He was married to a Sarah ?. I would be grateful for any information on his or her ancestors

Submitted by: Stuart Briggs
Address: Brighouse, West Yorkshire
e-mail: briggssj@yahoo.co.uk


Briggs / Mawson
I am interested in the Briggs of West Vale, Greetland, Halifax, W.Yorks. My Grandmother was Agnes Ellen Briggs of West Vale, she was born in 1876. She died in ‘Whittington Hall’ Chesterfield aged 66yrs, but was buried in St Thomas’s Churchyard Greetland. I am also trying to find info on my Father’s family (Harry Mawson) of Upper Wortley near Leeds. He was born in 1896, his Mother was Hannah Mary Mawson, and her Father was Henry Mawson. Any info on either of these families would be very gratefully received. Could all answers be sent through the post please as I don’t have an e-mail address.

Submitted by: Mrs Janet Dalby
Address: 47 Acre Moss Lane, Morecambe, Lancs LA4 4NB
email: JDalby51@hotmail.co.uk


Brittain
I am trying to trace any information relating to my parents: Margaret Florence Brittain (nee Cook) and James Robert Brittain. My mother was born in Ruislip and my father in Nottinghamshire. The family migrated to Australia in 1959 where I was born, in Toowoomba, Queensland. If anyone can help with any information at all, no matter how trivial it may seem, please do not hesitate to contact me. Hope you can help!

Submitted by: Ian Robin Brittain
Address: Evans Road, Cooroy, Queensland 4563, Australia
e-mail: radarpup@hotmail.com


Broadbent
I am trying to find any information on my grandfather named Walter Broadbent who migrated from Bradford, England as a youth and moved to Australia.

Submitted by: Therese Broadbent
Address: 6 Smith Street, Marrickville, Australia
email: Teri.b@live.com.au


Broadbent
I am searching for relatives of William Thomas Broadbent born in Leeds 11.6.1897 and died 11.1.1947. He married May Porter of Bradford but I believe he had a daughter from a previous  marraige. I would love to trace her or her relatives.

Submitted by: Valerie Fieldhouse
email: jffieldhouse@btinternet.com


Broadbent
I am looking for information on John William Broadbent who married Sarah Ann Teasdale 1858 in Kirkheaton, Yorkshire. I believe they had at least one child, John Herbert Broadbent, born 1859 in Huddersfield. I would be grateful for any information.

Submitted by: David McSevney
Address: 25 Fraser Avenue, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 9EH
email: chesil45@btinternet.com


Broadbent
I am looking for information on my great-grandmother. Her name was Florence Broadbent. She married John Fallon, and they had 4 children: George, Frank, Edna, Florence M.
Florence died in 1929 in Leeds, Yorkshire, her husband John died in WW1. 3 out of their 4 children imigrated to Ontario, Canada. I believe that Florence had a brother by the name of Edwin.
Any help would be appreciated.

Submitted by: Denise Fallon
email: dltalbott@hotmail.com


Broadbent
I am looking for Joseph Broadbent, twin of Benjamin, b. 1838 Longwood, Yorkshire. He was a civil engineer. I have no knowledge of his death (date, etc). Would appreciate any help.

Submitted by: Patricia Harker
Address: 4319 Hayman Ave, La Canada-Flintridge, CA 91011 USA
e-mail: patriciaharker@mac.com


Broadbent
Joseph Broadbent  (twin of Benj) was born in 1838, Longwood, Yorkshire. He was a civil Engineer/surveyor and I have found him in the 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 UK census, Yorkshire. I cannot find death records. He married Mary Harker in 1871, and had a daughter, Ada. Mary died in 1873, and Joseph married Henrietta years later.
Can anyone help me find a death record or any other information in addition to above?

Submitted by: Patricia Harker
Address: 4319 Hayman Ave, La Canada-Flintridge, CA USA 91011
email: patriciaharker@mac.com


Broadhead
I am researching my father’s family, the Broadheads who lived in Barnsley. My grandfather was called Edward Vivian, born in 1896. He was sent to live in Canada at the age of 14 – with his mother’s brother & family. Edward’s mother was born Caroline Agnes Taylor in 1871, & his father Alfred William Broadhead in 1868. They married in 1892. Caroline had 8 siblings: George (1867), Arthur (1869), Amy (1875), Percy (1877), Frederick (1879), Harold (1881), Harry (1883) & Florina (1884). Amy went to New Zealand in the early part of the 20th century, Caroline & Alfred going with them. Alfred died there a few years later. Edward had a brother called Harry. My grandfather lived with Frederick Taylor in Winnipeg, Frederick having moved there around the same time I believe as Caroline & Alfred taking the family to NZ.
Caroline’s parents were Caroline Witpen & George Taylor. Caroline Taylor’s father accidentally drowned in the 1890s which appears to be suicide. Alfred’s parents were Hannah Rogers & Samuel Broadhead – they were schoolmasters in the Barnsley area at West Bretton School. Alfred had 4 siblings: Gertrude (1871), Florence (1872), Harry (1881) & Muriel (1882). Samuel’s parents were Joshua Broadhead & Mary Goddard. Samuel had the following siblings: John (1841), David (1843), Sarah (1844), Joshua (1848), Mary (1850), Ann (1851), Lydia (1853), Leila (1855) & Clara (1859) All born is Austonley. I have marriages so far for (besides Samuel!) John & David. Joshua’s father was a John Broadhead, his mother was Lydia Butterworth. From the info I was directed to, I can trace the family back to around 1600. I wondered if anyone might have any info on the Broadhead or Taylor families.
I am hoping for further info on Caroline after she moved back to England in 1904 – photos, letters or diaries.

Submitted by: Laura Brown
Address: 36A Albert Rd., Southsea, Hants England PO5 2SJ
email: laurakristinanbrown@yahoo.com


Broadhead
I hope someone can help me. I am seeking information about the ancestors of Arthur (1918), Fred (1920) and Emma (1921) Broadhead who lived in Horbury near Wakefield. Their mother was a Reynolds (Edith?). Apparently their father died in an accident while at work on/for the railways in Yorkshire.
Arthur was my father (died 1996 in Tasmania). He married Margaret Mary Gregson in Warrington, Lancashire in 1950 (died 2003 in Tasmania), although he was married before (no information). We emigrated to Australia in 1968. Fred Broadhead was never married (died late 1950s or early 1960s). Emma Broadhead married John Threadgold in 1949 (both now deceased).

Submitted by: Jacqueline Maclaine
Address: PO Box 4617 Bathurst Street, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
email: jacqui.maclaine@skills.tas.gov.au


Broadhead
I am researching my father’s family, the Broadheads who lived in Barnsley. My grandfather was called Edward, he was born in 1896. He was sent to live in Canada at the age of 14 – with his mother’s brother & family. Edward’s mother was born Caroline Agnes Taylor in 1871, & his father Alfred William Broadhead in 1868. They married in 1892. Caroline had 8 siblings:George (1867), Arthur (1869), Amy (1875), Percy (1877), Frederick (1879), Harold (1881), Harry (1883) & Florina (1884). Amy went to New Zealand in the early part of the 20th century, Caroline & Alfred going with them. Alfred died there a few years later. Edward had a brother called Harry. My grandfather lived with Frederick Taylor in Winnipeg, Frederick having moved there around the same time I believe as Caroline & Alfred taking the family to NZ. Caroline’s parents were Caroline Witpen & George Taylor. Caroline Taylor’s father accidentally drowned in the 1890’s which appears to be suicide. Alfred’s parents were Hannah Rogers & Samuel Broadhead – they were schoolmasters in the Barnsley area at West Bretton School. Alfred had 4 siblings: Gertrude (1871), Florence (1872), Harry (1881) & Muriel (1882). Samuel’s parents were Joshua Broadhead & Mary Goddard. Samuel had the following siblings: John (1841), David (1843), Sarah (1844), Joshua (1848), Mary (1850), Ann (1851), Lydia (1853), Leila (1855) & Clara (1859) All born is Austonley. I have marriages so far for (besides Samuel!) John & David. Joshua’s father was a John Broadhead – I think I may have located his mother, she was called Lydia Butterworth! From the info I was directed to, I can trace the family back to around 1600. I wondered if anyone might have any info on the Broadhead or Taylor families……..any help would be greatly appreciated.

Submitted by: Laura Brown
Address: 7 Elizabeth St. N., #801, Mississauga, ON, Canada L5G 2Y8
e-mail: ljbrown29@sympatico.ca


Broadhead
Looking for connections to James BROADHEAD b abt 1787 in East Ardsley, yorkshire, m abt 29 Nov 1812 in East Ardsley to Charlotte BEDFORD b abt 1790 in East Ardsley also. I think his father’s name was also james – and her parents might have been Jonathon BEDFORD, and Martha HORTNEY.
James & Charlotte had 8 children as follows:
Robert b 1815; David b 1818; George my line b 1818-1821; Emaline b 1822; William b 1822; Hannah b 18225; Henry b 1828; & Frances b 1834.
The only further info I have is on George who m 1837 to Jane BEDFORD (is it odd that he married someone with his mothers’ maiden name?) also in East Ardsley.
George & Jane had 5 children: Elizabeth my line b 1837-1839; Kitty (Betty) b 1838; Henry b 1841; John b 1846; Robert b 1852.
My Elizabeth then m 1855 in Woodkirk, to Frances SAVILLE.
If these ancestors are yours, then please contact me to share more info. Thanks.

Submitted by: Kris Burrill
Address: Clarkston, MI, USA
e-mail: kgjburrill@aol.com


Broadhead
I am trying to trace Charles Edward Broadhead. On my grandfather’s marriage cert he is down as Charles Edward Jessop Broadhead. He was born about 1867 in Rotherham.

Submitted by: Veda Broadhead
Address: Jose Rodrigez Ramos 2, Aguadulce, Sevilla, Spain
email: vedaspain@yahoo.co.uk


Broadhead
Does anyone have a photograph of Joseph Hinchcliffe Broadhead and his Wife Mary Ann,married Castleford 1873,or his Grandfather Edmund Broadhead,born Felkirk 1798 and died Methley 1874?

Submitted by: Nick Monaghan
email: nickmonaghan1976@gmail.com


Broadley
I am looking for information on Percival Wallace Broadley. He was aged 1 year old and living in Ogleforth, York with his parents on the 1891 Census.
His Mother was Rosie Adaline Ingram born in 1866 in York and she married John Robert Broadley, born in 1866/7 in York. They had three children; Fred Clifford, Frank Cyril and Percival Wallace.
Around the early 1920s John had a jewellers shop at 45 Chapel Street, Cheadle, Staffs.
Percival had been living at 7 Lawrence Lane from about 1955 and for a few years a Rose A Howard lived there with him but he was on his own for the last five years according to electoral registers.
Percy was my Grandad and I never knew him. I would appreciate any information.

Submitted by: Russell Broadley
email: rustyrecycling@aol.com


Brodrick / Birk
I am trying to find my rootes so far I have gone back to James Pearson who was the son of a John Pearson (c1673 – 1740 a Wheelwright), who was born c1723 in Loughton en le Morthen, Yorkshire. James Pearson moved to Fishlake, Yorkshire where he became a Keelman working on the large keel boats on the canals between Sheffield and Thorne. He met and married a Mary France on 28/5/1751. His son was Richard Pearson Started a shipbuilding business at Thorne Quay (now waterside) just outside Thorne. His house was Field House, on the main road into Thorne. His wife was Ann Birks. James died of apoplexy in 1778. I have come across qute a few Pearsons from Loughton en le Morthen. Nicholas Pearson’s 1672 he lived in Laughton en le Morthen and is mentioned in the history of the village as being heavily taxed for having 14 hearths. He had a son John but cannot prove its the John above. William Hunt Pearson took over the shipbuilding Business and moved to Hull. Robert Pearson his elder brother, and who I am related to, moved to London to look after Stanton’s Wharfe the london end of the business. His second wife was Hannah Brodrick elder sister of Cuthbert Brodrick the famous Victorian Architect. I would love to hear from anybody who may be connected with this family.

Submitted by: Ian C. Pearson
Address: 28 Skelmersdale Road, Clacton on Sea
Essex CO15 6DE
Email: pearsonica@btinternet.com

Brogden
Looking for information on William Brogden born about 1780 possibly in Baildon. He married Jane Taylor and they had a son Abraham born about 1815.

Submitted by: Sharon Richardson
Address: 14 Pennington Close, Mt Eliza, Australia
e-mail: sharich@bigpond.net.au


Brogden
I am looking for information about my father’s aunt who kept a furrier’s shop in Knaresborough around the turn of the century. Outside the shop she displayed the Prince of Wales crest, so she must have sold furs to the prince before he became King Edward VII. I think her name was Brogden and she attended the parish church in Knaresborough (not the church with the spire, but the one with the tower).

Submitted by: Dorothy Price nee Wilson
Address: 13 Churchhill Drive, Teignmouth, Devon TQ14 8QD


Brogden
My GGG grandfather, John Thomas Brogden was born in 1830 in Leeds, Yorkshire and his father’s name was John Brogden as well. His fathers occupation was listed as ropemaker. John Thomas appears in Sydney, Australia in 1849 where he marries Hannah Tapp from Pottersbury, Northamptonshire. would like to trace his origins in Yorkshire if possible

Submitted by: Laura Freeman
Address: Bangalow Place, Kuranda, Nth Qld, Australia
e-mail: muzzafree@gmail.com.au


Brook
I have done quite a lot of research into my ancestry but the following details are a bit of a stumbling block.
I am searching for any information about the descendants of Allen Brook born 1854 to Robert Brook (1818-1872) and Betty née Dyson (1818-1898).
Allen had an older brother Joe born 1851, younger siblings Ann born 1857 and William born 1857 (possibly twins) but William died in 1858. Their father also had a previous marriage to Selina Rawcliffe and they had 3 children – Martha born 1841, Dick born 1846 and Ellen born 1846 (again possibly twins).
Allen married Laura Hughes Clark on 24.12.1880 at Helme Parish Church, Helme, Huddersfield and they had two sons: George Robert Brook born 12.11.1881 and Charles William Brook born 17.10.1883, both born in Netherton, South Crosland. Laura died 13.3.1899 at 77 May Street, Crosland Moor.
Allen married Lilias Brown in September 1899 and they also had 2 sons, born at 77 May Street, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield.  My grandad Albert Brook was born 26.7.1900 and his brother Arthur was born in 1904 (I think). I am desperate to find anything, about Arthur especially.
I believe that Charles William married a Gertrude Cockhill on 6.9.1913 but have no further information on any descendants of George Robert, Charles William or Arthur. Please can you help?  Are you a descendant/relative of any of these relatives of mine?
I can remember going to a house at Golcar in Huddersfield, as a little girl and my mum and her brother Leslie calling the older lady Auntie Pattie – was she married to George Robert? They had a cousin called Marion who I believe her married name to be Moore. They also had a cousin Kenneth Brook – could he be a son of Arthur?

Submitted by: Mrs Sheila Elson
email: Sheilae1962@hotmail.com


Brook
I am looking for information on any Brook family in the Huddersfield area.

Submitted by: Peter Ian Brook
Address: 16 Shearsbrook Close, Bransgore, Christchurch, Dorset BH23 8HF
email: peterbroook@aol.com


Brooke
Information needed on Henry Brooke and family who were living at 1 Chestnut Grove, Bolton Woods, Bradford in the 1930s/1940s.

Submitted by: Maureen Moore
email: ruralspain@hotmail.com


Brooks
I would love to find the family connection
of THOMAS BROOKS, born c1821 at Sutton, Yorkshire.
In 1843 he and his wife Hannah (nee Ashton) with
a son named Emanuel immigrated to Van Diemens
Land (Tasmania), where they had another son named
Joseph who is my husband’s Ancestor. After a
few years the little family moved to South Australia.

Submitted by: Sieglinde Boyce
Address: New South Wales
email: sieggy@bigpond.net.au


Brough
I am looking for information about my grandfather Joseph Brough. He married Ada Taylor. They lived in Hemsworth and later Todmorden in Lancashire they had about 8 children, maybe more. Some of their names were John Joseph Brough (my father), Dorothy Brough, Nellie Brough, Zilpha Brough, Dennis Brough, Dereck Brough and Bertha Brough

Submitted by: Deborah Milton
Address: Broomhill Place, Knottingley, West Yorkshire
Email: ladycarer@yahoo.co.uk


Brough
In 1816 my great-great-great-grandfather, Richard Gospel, married a girl called Elizabeth Brough who came from Gilling, near York. Elizabeth already had a daughter, Mary, who had been born out of wedlock in 1814. Richard took the girl on and treated her as his own. Richard died in 1840 leaving mother and daughter together with six children that Richard had fathered alone. They lived in Bishop Wilton near Pocklington and Mary went into service at nearby villages. She had four illegitimate children, all boys, who took the name Brough. As the family extended some took York as a base, some moved to North Yorkshire, to Pontefract and Worksop and a girl called Rhoda Brough married into a family called Hall at Pateley bridge. I would welcome any information about these families as I am relatively well advanced in my quest to complete the family to present days and now want to share this information and put some flesh onto the bones of the family tree.

Submitted by: Peter Gospel
Address: 14, Alder Holt Close, Armthorpe, Doncaster DN3 3TR
email: petergospel@btinternet.com


Brown
I’m looking for further information on my great-great grandfather, Thomas Brown. He was born in Whitby in 1817 and was a Master Mariner. He married Elizabeth Hughes in Middlesbrough in 1846 and his wife and family lived in Middlesbrough.
He was master of the vessels GLOBE and GYPSEY.
I’d be very grateful if anyone has any further information on his career and date/place of death. A copy of a photograph would be wonderful if anyone has one!

Submitted by: Carole Moore
Address: Stockton on Tees
email: divamentalis@madasafish.com


Brown
Searching for information on George Brown who was born about 1800 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire. Wife named Ellen and a son named John William Brown. John was married to Hannah Holmes in the same place. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Submitted by: Tim Ruggles
Address- 2127 Country Mile Lane, Richmond, TX 77406
email: rugriders@yahoo.com


Brown
I am looking for any trace of my great-great-grandmother Jane Brown in Robin Hood’s Bay where I know she was born. I have been unable to find a record of the birth and therefore can’t get back another generation. She married James Crooks from Scarborough but I can’t find a marriage record either. I have them census returns up to their deaths. Jane was born around 1800. These descendants link into the Morris side of my family for which I have a lot of info if anyone wants it.

Submitted by: Laura Whitehall
Address: 5 Ansosn Row, Little Haywood, Staffordshire
email: L.whitehal@sky.com


Brown
My great-grandfather was William Robert Brown born 1872 in Leyburn. His mother was Mary (1844) and her father William (1804). Any information that anyone has to share please let me know.

Submitted by: L Mc
email: mcculloughstuart@hotmail.com


Brown
My great-grandfather Francis Edward Brown was born in Bootham,York, in April 1836. His parents were Francis born 1807 in Welbourn, Lincs and Charlotte Augusta nee Rainsford born in Ireland around 1816. They lived in Walkington near Beverley. Does anyone know when and where they were married? Also when and where Charlotte died? I believe Francis married again, to Lucy Adele Handley they lived in Ancaster.

Submitted by: Marian Balch
email: marian@balch.co.uk


Brown
I’m looking for information regarding Rebecca and Samuel Brown of Rotherham. She was born in 1837 and he in 1821. Rebecca married a Crossley Law in 1857 and went to the USA. Samuel married a Jane Hutchinson who died. He then married a Lucy Guest and emigrated to NZ in 1864.

Submitted by: Trevor Adams
Address: Scenic Drive, Titirangi Auckland, NZ
email: dan.adams@xtra.co.nz


Brown
I have traced my ancestors back to James Brown, born 1783, in Guiseley. He married a Sarah (Salley) Anderson. I think he was the son of another James Brown, of Rawdon, a clothier who I think was married to Mercy Marshall in 1783 in Guiseley. Does anyone have any information on this Marshall family or this part of the Brown family? There are a lot of Browns from Guiseley!

Submitted by: Judith Fisher née Brown
email: ian.fisher@virgin.net


Brown
I am looking for information on the Brown Family of Melsonby, Moulton, Ravensworth and Skeeby. They were stonemasons.

Submitted by: Brian Marks
Address: 195 Buxton Road, Newtown, Disley, Cheshire SK12 2RA
email: greenfingers195@aol.com


Brown
I wish to find more information on the family of Henry Brown, born in Hull in 1795. He was an architect (possibly Hull University). He went to South Africa and was one of the co-founders of Riebeeck College in Uitenhage Cape Town in 1850. His son, Henry Alfred Brown, was born in Uitenhage on 19th October 1858.

Submitted by: Victor Brown
email: toovees@yahoo.co.uk


Brown
My wife’s Great Grandfather was Harold Brown of Hull, Yorkshire. He was born circa 1893, and married Jenny Hawkesly circa 1913. He joined the 6th Bn East Yorkshire Regt, and was Killed in action at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, on the 9th August 1915. He has no known grave, as a scrub fire incinerated him and his comrades after they became casualties of the Turks. If any relatives of this man are still resident in Yorkshire we would love to hear from you. Harold’s son (my wife’s Grandfather) was born six weeks after his death. and as his Mother remarried she never spoke of his father.

Submitted by: Warren Bruce Turner
Address: Unit 15/ 194 Ewing Road, Logan Central, Qld, 4114,
Australia.
e-mail: celtic50@optusnet.com.au


Brown
I am looking for anyone linked to Arthur Brown born in 1877. In 1920 he married Mary Barrett neé Wilson, their address then was Rodney Street, Haverton Hill, Billingham. When Mary died in 1937 her address was Parliament Road, Middlesbrough.

Submitted by: Pauline Poustie
email: pmpoustie@aol.com


Brown
I am the 5th great-grandson of Joseph Brown, who lived in a small rock home call Wadgate, near
Richmond, North Yorkshire. Joseph’s father was John Brown and John’s father was Thomas Brown. I am looking for anybody that knows this line. I have a cousin that lives in Bolton by the name of David E Brown. I think the family come down from Durham or there abouts. Thanks.

Submitted by: Von R Brown
Address: 108 West 200 South Newton, Cache Valley, Utah, USA
email: vonpat@n1.net


Brown
I am trying to trace my great-grandfather, Harry Brown. He was born between 1873 and 1877 in Leeds and married Emily Simpson in 1896. He later married Mary Ellen Marsden. His father was Thomas and his mother was Mary. I am having difficulty tracking down his birth certificate. I would appreciate any help whatsoever.

Submitted by: Ruth Mills
Address: 71 Hookstone Drive, Harrogate
email: millsruth@yahoo.co.uk


Brown
I am looking for any information about my great grandad, Charles Edward Brown who was born in 1858 at Wynyard Park, Stockton on Tees. He travelled to lincolnshire where he met his wife Alice and then to Kent where my Gran was born. He then moved back to the north east in the early 1900’s. He was a gamekeeper and seemed to work at large houses.  He died at Rose Cottage Burtersett in 1942. The cottage passed to his daughter Alice, then to her daughter Edith Anne Atkinson. MY Gran was Edith Annie Brown who moved away in the 1920’s? ( she may have gone nursing in the war) and my dad never met any of the Brown family or had any contact with them.   Any information gratefully recieved.

Submitted by: Fiona Sturgess
email: fionasturgess@aol.com


Buck
I am searching for information on the Buck family who had a daughter, Alice, born in 1787 in Dent. She married Joseph Gorse in 1810 at St Oswalds Church, Winwick nr Warrington. Any information to extend my family tree would be greatly appreciated.

Submitted by: Graham Edwards
Address: 15 Rowan Close, Sonning Common RG4 9LD
email: graham.edwards31@btinternet.com


Buckley
I am looking for any relatives of Frank Buckley, born Halifax, Yorkshire Nov 17th 1909, died Perth W.A. 1980.
I think he may have had cousins living in the Blackpool area.
His mother’s name was Lavina Buckely (née Nicholls) from Halifax who died age 39 of the Spanish flu.
His father, Richard Isaac Buckley, remarried. Any info would be welcome.

Submitted by: Jenny Coates née Buckley
Address: Denmark W.A.
email: misterjuff@hotmail.com


Bucktrout Stonehouse
They lived at one time in Boston Spa. He was a miller and had relatives in Shafton, South Yorkshire. This was at the beginning of the 1900s. Is now buried at Felkirk Church between Sth Hiendley and Shafton.

Submitted by: Margaret Cooper
Address: 2 Wheatley Rise, Staincross, Barnsley S75 6NW
email: mcooper29@blueyonder.co.uk

 


Burbeck/Birbeck/Birkbeck
I am trying to find more information about the family of my ancestor Edward Burbeck who was born on May 14, 1683 in Yorkshire and sailed to Boston in 1706. He had a sister named Elinor whose first husband was William Lees of Dorchester and second husband was John Savill of Wakefield. Edward and Elinor’s father’s name may have been William and their mother’s name was Mary. William had a brother in York who was a doctor. It is unconfirmed but I believe it was Christopher Birbeck/Birkbeck who was born in Aldborough and lived in York where he died in 1717. His father’s name was Edward Birbeck/Birkbeck and he died in 1674. Any help on this line would be greatly appreciated.

Submitted by: Rebekah Brooks
Address: Dover, New Hampshire, USA
email: rebekahbeatrice@gmail.com


Burgess
I am searching for any information on Mary Moor born 21 Apr 1776 in Burton Agnes, Yorkshire, and married John Burgess, born 30 Dec 1777 in Yorkshire. To this union they had 7 children. Please contact me at my e-mail address.

Submitted by: Tracy Moore-Murray
Address: 3295 Xavier Avenue, Dayton, Iowa 50530
email: punkslm@globalccs.net


Bursell
I am trying to find more information on James Bursell (1774-1854), owner of the Black Bull Inn in Great Driffield. Does anyone have a lead on more information or if the Black Bulk Inn is still there?

Submitted by: Jamie Bursell
Address: Alaska
Email: jamielynn.bursell@gmail.com

 


Bursell
I saw an article in Down Your Way magazine issue 154, pages 36/37/38 regarding the Bursell family from West Dock Ave, Hessle Road, Hull. My Bursell family also lived down West Dock Ave. Has anyone got any more info on the Bursell family? My auntie Rose is also mentioned in the magazine and I would be grateful for any more info.

Submitted by: Derek Bursell
Address: 11 Wadham Grove, Preston Road, Hull HU9 3RY
email: bursellderek@yahoo.co.uk


Brown
Looking for parents of James Brown born Darley, Yorkshire 1797ish married Ann, sons include William born 1821 and Eselby born 1831 in Darley. Family later moved around 1855 to Hunslet, Leeds.

Submitted by: Chris Brown
Email: drchris.brown@tesco.net


Brown
Seeking information on Issac and Grace Turner Brown. Issac died Oct 2, 1838 and buried at Wilsden, St. Matthew, West Riding, yorkshire. Children: Mary Ellen, Maria and Ellis Brown. Ellis was born in 1810 and married Alice Chapman. He emmigrated to USA 1842-1848. Any information would be deeply appreciated.

Submitted by: Cindy H. Casey
Address: 1801 Spring Path Trail Clemmons, NC 27012
Email: cindyhcasey@yahoo.com


Brown
Searching a family called Mittons in Leeds, Hunslet area, and Garlicks. My morther was one, her name was Mary. She has 6 sisters and 2 brothers. She married a Sykes. On my dad’s side they were called Mittons, Hunslet or Beestion area of Leeds. Has anyone heard the surname Gilloll? My grandad was Gordon Sykes. Some of my family may have coome from Tadcaster. The Mittons are in the Pontefract area…a place called Darington. I was born in Leeds and lived in Old Farnley. My mum and most of my family still live in Leeds.

Submitted by: Stephen Brown
Address: 48B Daison Crescent, Plainmoor, Torquay, Devon
e-mail: a19snellbrown@hotmail.com


Brown
My mother Edna Brown died 1939. I have a sister but don’t know her name. Last address: Lesley Road, Goldthorpe.

Submitted by: Daniel Hill
Address: 7st Bartholomews Close, Maltby, Rotherham S668NH
e-mail: joustler@tiscali.co.uk


Brown
Searching for any info on John Brown and his wife Ann. Lived at 35 Gibbert Street, Halifax in 1871 Census. Mary and Alice Manfold also there. Mary born Levitatina, Alice born South Australia. Any help with Levitatina/Levitalina greatly appreciated.

Submitted by: Jackie
Address: 55 Elm Street, Middleton, Manchester
e-mail: jackie96@btinternet.com


Brown
I am looking for the family of my Paternal Grandmother. Her name was Edith Annie Brown and her father was Charles Edward Brown. I don’t know where she was born but she did live at Rose Cottage in Burtersett with her two sisters. Her father was a game keeper and it is said that he worked for Lord Londonderry(I don’t know if this is true) Edith was born in 1895. If anyone has infomation I would be pleased to hear.

Submitted by: Fiona Sturgess
e-mail: FionaSturgess@aol.com


Brown
I am searching for any information about Mary Ann Brown who died in 1942 and I believe lived in or near Wetherby. She had a baby boy when she passed away who was adopted. If you know of any information please contact me.

Submitted by: Roger Singleton
Address: 44a Hulton Centre, Worsley, Manchester M280AX
e-mail: rogersingleton@onetel.net


Brown
Seeking descendants of siblings of my paternal grandmother, Frances Mary Brown. She was born in 1873, the youngest of 7. The others were John b1853, Tom b1857, Sarah Ann b1859, Robert b1864, Fred b1865,and William b1868. The family lived in Staxton near Scarborough and kept the village shop. Also, seeking info about a member of the Brown family who emigrated to Canada in about 1854. William, b1826, and his wife & children set sail for Quebec to join older brother Alexander & family who went in 1849. On arrival in Quebec, the ship struck a rock, all were saved. When it was deemed safe, the menfolk went to the ship to collect belongings, but whilst on board the ship sank & William was drowned. The family came from Staxton.

Submitted by: Mrs Linda Clark
Address: 3 Beech Crescent, Irchester NN29 7DX
e-mail: Scamps@Tesco.net


Brown
I’m looking for further info on my great, great grandfather, Thomas Brown. He was born in Whitby in 1817 and was a Master Mariner. He married Elizabeth Hughes in Middlesbrough in 1846 and his wife and family lived in Middlesbrough.

He was master of the vessels GLOBE and GYPSEY.

I’d be very grateful if anyone has any further information on his career and date/place of death. A copy of a photograph would be wonderful if anyone has one!

Submitted by: Carole Moore
Address: 600 Yarm Road, Eaglescliffe, Stockton on Tees, TS16 0DF
e-mail: carole@mycathatesyou.com


Brown
I am looking for information on John Brown, born 1742 in Yorkshire.  He emigrated to the American colonies, eventually settling in Cumberland County, Nova Scotia, Canada as a UE Loyalist. He was part of the Remsheg Land Grant. He was married to Amy Wilson and had several children; John Jr., Suzannah, Abraham and Issac.  He may also have had a son, James, born in Yorkshire. Any info would be appreciated.

Submitted by: Heather Brown-Totten
Address: 215 Champlain Drive, Saint John, N.B., Canada E2J 3E8
email: hstotten@nb.sympatico.ca


Brown
I am looking for information on the parents of James Brown, born 1743. He married Mary Eselby on 15/8/1768 and they lived at Menwith Hill.

Submitted by: Dr Chris Brown
Address: 32 Sea view Drive, Hest Bank. Lancaster LA2 6BX
email: drchris.brown@tesco.net


Brown
I am researching Thomas Brown, b. 1798 in Folkton or Muston, East Riding, Yorkshire.  Thomas married Jane Duck in 1826 at Scalby near Scarborough.  They had the following children: John Gage Brown, b. 1828; Ann Brown, b. 1828; Thomas Brown b. 1830; Alice Brown b. 1835; Byran Brown, b. 1837; Nanny Brown, b. 1839; William Brown b. 1841; Joseph Brown, b. 1844.  John Gage Brown went to the USA after 1851.  I believe that Thomas Brown (b. 1798) died around 1873.  I would like to establish who Thomas Brown’s parents were.

Submitted by: Cheryl Arver
email: arver@voyager.net


Brown

I am trying to trace information on William Brown born 1822 (in either Carlton or Hunslett – it varies on censuses). He married an Elizabeth and had children: William, Hannah, Mary, Elizabeth, Jane, Emma, Eliza, Benjamin, George, Thomas, Sabina and John.

Submitted by: Tina
email: yorkiefamily@westnet.com.au


Brown
I am looking for birth and death details or any other information about my mother’s mother in Batley. She was living at 28 Wards Hill, Batley, West Yorkshire in 1915 and was employed as a woollen condenser minder.

Submitted by: John Griffiths
Address: 62 Victoria Mount, Horsforth, Leeds LS18 4PX
email: john_griffiths8@yahoo.co.uk


Browne
Looking for a Sally Anne Browne, daughter of Frank Walter Bentley last known to be in Leicestershire we think. She may be my mothers sister.

Submitted by: Welburn
Address: Selby
e-mail: lakelandfells@tiscali.co.uk


Brown / Kelly
I am looking for descendants of the above families. Haywood & Bridget Brown – migrated to Australia in 1921. They had a daughter Mary and lived in Leeds Street.

Submitted by: Andrea Bottrell
Address: Australia
e-mail: Bottandy@yahoo.com.au


Bruce
I am looking for details on my grandfather, Edward Bruce, born about 1895 in Bradford, Yorkshire, died in 1968 in Morecambe, Lancs. I think he had a sister, named Florence, and was married to Elsie Watson. I would be very happy to receive any information.

Submitted by: Anne Rice
email: anne.rice@uvm.edu


Bruce
I am researching the Bruce family. The main area is around Batley but also Liverpool and Manchester branches up and down the UK.

Submitted by: Ronald Bruce
Address: 57 manor park, mirfield, West Yorkshire WF14 0EP
email: ronald.bruce1@ntlworld.com


Bryan
I am looking for any information about my father, Albert Charles Bryan. I know nothing about him except that he was married to my mother, Kathleen May Gilmore, in 1954 and got divorced in July 1964. They lived in Bradford, Yorkshire. I know I have some half brothers and sisters who I briefly met in Halifax 25 yrs ago, but since lost touch due to relocation to Germany. Any information would be appreciated.

Submitted by: Nigel
Address: Germany
email: njfsl@t-online.de


Bryant
Our grandmother: Mary Elizabeth Hewitt nee Bryant was born in Pudsey in 1860. She had a brother Jack who ran a Fish and Chip shop and a younger sister Alice. Mary Elizabeth boarded The Empress of Ireland at Liverpool on the maiden voyage of that beautiful ship. ‘Lizzie’ was pregnant with Auntie Alice and carried in her arms our mother, Hilda. Ethel and Fred and Charlie were with her and after landing in Quebec City, she and her party took the train to Moose Jaw to join our grandpa and three more of their sons.

Submitted by: Eugenie Thomas-Hoy
Address: 110 – 6880 Buswell Street, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada V6Y 2Y7
e-mail: veryvictoria2002@yahoo.ca


Buckle
I am researching a Photograph (Sports History) which centre around the following people:- John Edward Buckle, born 1827 Scruton Bedale – Member of North Yorks Militia – died post 1881. Also, his son Edward John Bentley-Buckle, born 1857/8 Hutton Hill, Leyburn – also of North Yorks Militia. Other contemporary family members include:- Frances Bontain Buckle, Annie Jane B, Alice Maud B, Florence B, Ernest B, Evlyn B,Beatrice Grace B and Violet Buckle. Any information gratefully received.

Submitted by: Susan Elks
Address: 47 Three Oaks Road, Wythall, Birmingham, B47 6HG
e-mail: chris@fortythirty.freeserve.co.uk


Buckle
Information sought Richard Buckle married Martha Foulds he was born 1846 died 1930 at Barrowford Nelson. They had 5 children Mary Ellen, Arthur, Margaret (my grandmother) Miriam, Edith Annie.

Submitted by: Ann Stainthorpe
Address: 32 Murray Road Corrimal East Wollongong 2518 Australia
e-mail: stainthorpe@bigpond.com


Buckton
Where can I find information about the ancestors of Sir Peter Buckton (1350-1414) of Yorkshire?

Submitted by: Olivier Meert
Address: Osbroekstraat 58 box 4, B-9300 Aalst
email: olivier.meert@werk.belgie.be


Buckton
My mother’s maternal side of the family is from Snape, North Yorkshire. I have managed to get back to the early 1800s but I have a lot of photographs of family members from the 1800s from Snape without any names to attach to them. I would like to know if there are any members of the Buckton family who could identify these pictures for me. I also remember my mother telling me that my grandmother, Margaret Ann Mann (née Buckton) had some brothers who were killed in the Boar War. I have some postcards from war to my grandmother. I wonder if anyone has any information.

Submitted by: Margaret Jackson
e-mail: rmj1519@ntlworld.com


Bullen and Walsh
Looking for any information on the death date or burial place for the following individuals:
George William Bullen 1892-1972 and Evelyn ‘Edie’ Bullen; last known address: 32 Oakwood Grove, Horbury, N. Wakefield, Yorkshire. I would also be interested in their marriage date and George Bullen’s children: Betty Bullen Walsh 1929-?  last known address in Pudsey, Leeds; Jack Bullen 1924-1995 last known address in Manchester, Lancaster.

Submitted by: Ann Bullen Deitz
Address: PO Box 1035, Sylva, North Carolna 28779 USA
email: ann_deitz@msn.com


Bullock
I am looking for descendants of Joseph Short Bullock who died in 1940. A son, Herbert Victor, died in 1978, his death being notified by his son, Roy. My grandfather, Herbert (Alf) who came to new zealand in 1878 was Joseph’s  half brother. Other half brothers were William and Thomas whose families still live in Yorkshire.

Submitted by: Ann Gibson
Address: 10B Kowhai Drive, Darfield, Canterbury, New Zealand
email: ann.gibson@xtra.co.nz


Bulmer
I am looking to trace the Bulmer family history for my mother. We have some details of the last generation – four brothers, Harry (born 1906), Wilfred (born 1908), John (born 1911) and Maurice (born after 1911) Bulmer, born to Thomas William Bulmer (born 1880) and Gertrude (maiden name Bedford)(born1880). All the family were born and brought up in Hunslet, West Riding, now Rothwell. At that point, a dead end. Any further details of the Bulmer or Bedford clan would be gratefully received.

Submitted by: Helen Woodcock
email: hwoodcock@ymail.com


Bulmer
I am trying to trace details of my ancestors, the Bulmer family. I have John, born in 1730, married Anne Longbotham, and one of his sons Thomas who was a brazier and tin worker, all lived in Guisborough area.

Submitted by: Liz Bean
Address: 14 Nicholsons Grove, Colchester, Essex CO1 2XS
email: liz.bean@oaksec.co.uk


Burdin
I was born in Oldham Lancashire 25 09 43 but have always lived in Thornton, Bradford of Yorkshire parents, and would like to know of my ancestors.

Submitted by: David Wilfred Burdin
Address: The Bungalow, Kibbear House, Trull Taunton, Somerset TA3 7LN
e-mail: daveburdin@aol.com


Burford
I am searching for my great-grandfather Alfred Burford who was born in Stroud, Gloucestershire in 1854 but who married Mary Ann Wilkins, also born in Stroud Gloucestershire, in Brunswick Chapel, Leeds in 1874. Mary Ann Burford died in 1880 in Leeds Infirmary after my grandmother Lucy Burford was born in 1876. They lived at 9 Kenealy[?] Street, Leeds.
Alfred then disappeared from censuses and I have no idea where he went, but his sister, Anne Dangerfield, had a nephew living with her in 1901 census at 36, Langford Street, Headingley, Leeds, whose name was Alfred Burford, born 1891 in London.
Can anyone help me with this mystery please? On his wedding certificate Alfred Burford’s occupation was Railway platelayer.

Submitted by: Carolyn Cook
Address: Yew Lodge Loves Green Highwood Chelmsford Essex CM1 3QG
email: divalynx@aol.com


Burgess

I am searching for the parents of John Burgess, born in Darley and married Elizabeth Crabtree who was born in Guiseley/Esholt in the 1840s. Any info on both names would be welcome.

Submitted by: Colleen Boulton
email: boultonfamilytree@hotmail.co.uk


Burgon
I am looking for further information on the Burgon family from Yorkshire. My father is Peter Burgon. I am tracing his history back as far as I can.

Submitted by: Tracey Burgon
Address: Cambridgeshire, England
e-mail: tracey.burgon@lycos.co.uk


Burke
I am seeking information about Kenneth Burke or his descendants. He was born in the 1920s. His parents were Vida (nee Halliwell) and ? Burke of Halifax. His grandmother was one of five sisters born to Hannah (nee White) and Richard Smales, of Walton, near Wakefield. Two other sisters married, respectively, Tom Bradshaw of Bedfordshire and F W Maynard of Ingleby Greenhow. At least three generations of the Halliwell family were Halifax butchers. In the 1930s Horace was in business at 42 Market and Herbert at 2 Market and 25 Manor Drive, Free School Lane, Halifax. Kenneth Burke’s father was a verger at Halifax Parish Church. It is understood that Kenneth worked for Messrs Collinson, who had a number of branch cafes in Yorkshire towns.

David Maynard Hazell, The Birches, 123 Saint John’s Avenue, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11 6AU


Burnell

I am looking for a Will Burnell who would have been born about 1880. He lived in Wyke, Yorkshire between 1918 and 1939 and worked for the railways as a wheel tapper and shunter.

Submitted by: Brenda McQuade
email: bmcquade@shaw.ca


Burnell
Address: Smallholding Burton Salmon Leeds 25 Yorkshire.
e-mail: fredhirst@hotmail.co.uk


Burnham
Trying to trace the family beyond my great, great grandmother Elizabeth Burnham. She was born in Marton Cum Grafton in 1798 and married William Hannam of North Deighton on the 23rd of May 1819. We would like to find out who her father and mother were.

Submitted by: Pamela Yates
e-mail: pelay44@tiscali.co.uk


Burn
I am trying to find out what happened  to my grandfather’s half brother James  Burn. James was  born 26th January 1854 in the parish of Patrington, East Yorkshire. He  married Agnes Elizabeth  Kirby on 3rd April 1877 at  St Mary’s church, Beverley. I cannot find either James or Agnes in the 1881 census, or any later census. Can anyone help me?

Submitted by: Ian Burn
Address: 28 Egroms Lane, Withernsea, East Yorkshire HU19 2LZ
email: burns.bar@virgin.net


Burns
I am tracing Thomas Burns b1842, d1919, Raw, Fylingdales. His father also called Thomas, born c1800, and may have come from Co Roscommon during the famine in Ireland.
He was married to Susan Jane Harland b1840, d1880 with whom he had 9 children. He then married Hannah Wedgwood in 1882 and they had a further 8 children.
I would really appreciate any information at all.

Submitted by: Heather Bann
email: heather.bann@yahoo.co.uk


Burns
Any information on the Burns family of Bank Farm, Raw Fylingdales would be great, I have drawn a blank. Thomas and Hannah had 13 children my grandmother Annie was one, born in 1894, anyone out there know of any of them?

Submitted by: Heather Bann
e-mail: heather.bann@btconnect.com


Burns
My Great Grand Parents on my mother’s side, Hannah (nee Wedgwood) and Thomas Burns lived at Bank Farm, Raw Fylingdales. They married in 1882, Thomas was a widower with 8 children, they then had 9 children between them my grandmother Annie being third youngest. I have all their dates of birth but seem to have drawn a blank. Surely with such a large family there must be others out there looking for them, would love to hear from any of them.

Submitted by: Heather Bann
e-mail: heather.bann@btconnect.com


Burns
My maternal grandmother, Elizabeth Anne Robinson (nee Burns), was the neice of Robert Burns, schoolmaster at Great Fryup. The 1881 census has him and his family living at the school cottage and he was still there for the 1901 census. He, like my grandmother was born in Manchester, but they seem to have had family connections in Whitby and York. My aunt Phyllis, as a teenager, visited them and a cousin Gertrude who lived at a ‘farm at Robin Hoods Bay sometime around 1920. There was an Elsie Burns at this time who lived in Whitby. The family links seem to be Manchester, Salford, York and Whitby. All my immediate Robinson family connections are now dead.

Submitted by: A L Rickards
Address: 145 Hillmorton Road, Rugby, Warwickshire CV22 5AS
e-mail: ARickardsL@netscape.net


Burns
I’m looking for family members of George Burns born 1854 in Castleton Yorkshire.  He came to Australia and lived in New South Wales until coming to Western Australia.

Submitted by: Roberta
Address: Yeovil cres.  Bicton Western Australia
e-mail: kandrtincombe@bigpond.com


Burrow
I am researching my family from the Liverpool area and was absolutely amazed to find out recently that Elijah Gilbert Burrow married Ann Saville in Silkstone in the mid 1800’s. Do these names mean anything to anyone? Any help would be most appreciated.

Submitted by: David Burrow
Address: 26 Price Road, Wednesbury, Staffs, WS10 0EZ
e-mail: dburrow@blueyonder.co.uk


Burrows
I am trying to find any information on my ancestors who lived in Barnsley. We had contact until my father passed away in 1986.

Submitted by: Teresa Burrows
email: hunnipiebunni@hotmail.co.uk


Burrows
I am presently researching the Burrows family who came from the Wolverhampton area. During the early part of the last century they moved to Ellesmere Port for work. Are there any Burrows out there whose ancestors remained in the Wolverhampton area – looking for photographs and information.

Submitted by: Jane Burrows
Address: 17 Oakland Avenue, Stockton Lane, Heworth, York YO31 1BY
e-mail: jjrhrt@ntlworld.com


Burrows
Trying to trace relatives of Mary Ford (my mam) and Albert (surname unknown) from woodhouse in leeds 1950’s.

Submitted by: Paul
Address: Co.durham
e-mail: andrinaburrows@yahoo.co.uk


Burton
I am looking for the family of John Burton, born 1786 Askwith, Yorkshire and lived in Denton, Ilkley as a farmer connected to Denton Manor. His wife was Ann Burton, children Edward, George, Alfred, William, Mary Ann and Hannah. Also Richard who went to Barwick in Elmet then Seacroft, Leeds.

Submitted by: June Smith
email: colin_june@tiscali.co.uk


Burton
I am wishing to trace any relatives of John Burton born 4/5/1758 in High Hoyland who married Mary Hepworth on 27/7/1782 at Sandal Magna. She was born 3/8/1760 in Felkirk and her parents were Richard Hepworth and Ann Durance. John and Mary had a daughter, Rebecca born 1793, who was baptised at St Helen’s Church, Sandal Magna on 9/6/1793 and two sons, John born 1795 and Joseph born 1798.

Also I am trying to trace relatives (particularly ancestors but also descendants of her siblings) of Verah Hannah Burton, who was born in Ackworth in 1899 and who was living in High Ackworth at the time of the the 1901 census, daughter of John Burton, born in Darrington in 1861, and his wife Sarah Anne born in Messingham in 1861 also. They had 5 other children, Alice born 1886, Laura born 1889 both born in Darrington, Florence born 1893, John William born 1885 and Harry born 1897 all born in Ackworth.

Submitted by: John Burland
Address: 76 The Whartons, Otley, LS21 2BS
email: john.burland@sky.com


Burton
I’m looking for more information regarding the family Burton who lived in Goldthorpe, Barnsley.
Albert Burton (my great-grandfather) was married to Rose Bennett, they had four children: Betty, Irene, Albert (who died when he was 11 years old) and Joyce.
I know they ran a corner shop in Goldthorpe until Albert Burton remarried in the late 1940s after Rose dying at the age of 43.
I also know that Albert was apparently a carpenter and that Rose was the cook for the Mayor of Barnsley but I am unsure of the dates.
If anyone has any information please contact me.

Submitted by: Emma
email: sunshine890@hotmail.co.uk


Burton
I am trying to find info/relatives for an Arthur Burton who married Beatrice Whittles in 1944 in Hull. Please contact me with any information.

Submitted by: Kirsty
email: fluffyladyka@yahoo.co.uk


Burton
I am looking for infomation on the Burton Family in Dent, Yorkshire. Dent was also in Lancashire at some point in the early 1600s.

Submitted by: Diane Greatorex
Address: 26 Appletree Drive, Hambleton, Selby North Yorkshire YO8 9QG
e-mail: greatorex0007@aol.com


Burton
John Robert Burton & his wife Mary Ann had a corner shop in Wordsworth Street, Burley between 1893 and until at least 1930’s when it was run by thier youngest son, Harry. I would love to hear from any relatives of the family. There were also William born 1885, John born 1887, Charles born 1891, Florence born 1899. My grandfather, Arthur, was born 1893. Harry was born 1901/2 and I think he also had a son called Harry who was an accountant.

Submitted by: Christine Simpson
e-mail: cjlostfound@yahoo.co.uk


Burton
Looking for any information on the Thomas Burton family, Slingsby North Yorkshire 1700s Butchers in Hull 1792 Blanket Row. Thomas to Henry 1792 to Henry 1830.

Submitted by: Harold Scott
e-mail: harold.scott1@ntlworld.com


Burwell
I am looking for information about James Burwell (1815-1845), who was born in the Wakefield area, moved to Chorley Lancashire in his 20s, married Mary Wilson and produced one son, William Wilson Burwell.

Sent by: M Gregson
Address:- France
Email: mandagregson@yahoo.co.uk


Bushby
I am trying to trace my great-great-grandparents, Richard and Mary Bushby née Simpson.
They lived in Main Street, Sedbergh. He was born in 1796 and was a chair maker.
I have just discovered that there is still a chair maker living in Main street, also a ‘Bushby’s Yard’ also in main street.
I would be very grateful if anyone has any further information.

Submitted by: Bernice Cox
email: bernice.cox@optusnet.com.au


Bussey/Bussy
I am researching the family name Bussey or Bussy who definately lived in the Nether Poppleton area around 1710 to 1740 . maybe before and after that period

Submitted by: Colin Richardson
Address: Briarmead Cottage, Front Street, Appleton Wiske, Northallerton, Yorkshire
e-mail: colinbrichardson@yahoo.co.uk


Butler
I am looking for any information about my natural grandfather, Frank Archibald Butler. I know he was an architect and designed/built his own home on Beans Way, Heworth, York in the 1970s/80s and Darlington before then.
Any info that would help me to find anything about him would be great.

Submitted by: Scott Jackson
Address: 101A College Street, Long Eaton, Nottingham NG10 4GE
email: scottjackson1972@hotmail.co.uk


Butler
I am looking for any information about Butlers who moved to Castleford, Yorkshire from Ireland. In particular Joseph Butler, born 1846 and Mary Jane, born 1848 who had a son, Frances. If there are any relatives still there with any info I would be grateful. I have all census info but am looking for stories and particularly Mary Jane’s maiden name.

Submitted by: Dawn Mallitt
Address: 42 Leslie Avenue, Chadderton, Oldham
email: charlie.oscar@hotmail.co.uk


Butler
I am searching for descendants of Joseph Butler 1797 – 1870, ironfounder, Stanningley. He had two sons, John and Joseph, and daughters Sarah Ann (married Ramsden), Ann (married Gaunt), Elizabeth (married Jeremiah Slater) and Frances Jane (married Elijah Slater).

Submitted by: Monika Butler
Address: 11 Millholme Rise, Embsay, Skipton BD23 6NU
Email: butlermillholme@btinternet.com


Butler
Looking for relatives of Ivy Margaret Christina Butler who was born in Halifax on 14th January 1922. She had one brother Frank Butler and a sister Olive Butler who were both younger than Ivy. She lived in Sheffield with Kenneth and had 9 children.

Submitted by: Kay
Address: 1 Vence Close, Stamford
Email: howard.tilbury@virgin.net


Butters
We have Butters from 1763 onward. We require more further back if possible, and any other Butters out there, still living. We would love to share our information.

Submitted by: Evelyn Jepson
Address: 7 Morning Star Drive, Woodbridge, Ontario, Canada
Email: ejepson@inbox.com


Butson
Any info on the Butson family, living at Tan Hill in the 1830 to 1900 period. They were related by marriage to the Clark(e) family, who also lived at Tan Hill.

Submitted by: John Clarke
Email: jonsan@talktalk.net


Butterfield
I am looking for the Butterfield ancestors of Josph Butterfield born 1837 died 1819 married Ann Pearson born 1741 died 1820.

Submitted by: Ann Barnett nee Bradley
Address: 17 Albert Road, Harrow, HA2 6PS
Email:sixerbarnett@yahoo.com


Butterfield
Looking for geneology on Richard and Lily Butterfield (Townsan) from High Bentham, Yorks., married late 1800’s, children Richard, Tom, Frank, Norman, John, James, Anson, Stanley, and Margaret. Dairy farmers. Lily Townsan’s brother was Frank, mother was Elizabeth.

Submitted by: Margaret Shirley Butterfield
Address: General Delivery, Wittmann, AZ 85361 USA
Email: loosehorses1@yahoo.com


Butterfield
Looking for Ann (nee Cogan) and husband John W. Butterfield – Ann born in 1872, John born 1870 in Leeds, England. Living at 5 Great Wilson Street, Leeds in 1891. Ann is my great-great aunt’s (Matilda O’Connor) daughter.

Submitted by: SallyAnn (O’Connor) McChesney
Address: Ohio, USA
Email: mcchesney1950@verizon.net


Butterfield
I am searching for information on my great grandmother Butterfield, nee Keech, and my great grandfather Butterfield who lived in Leeds probably in Hunslet or Wakefield area in the 1800’s to 1915. My great grandmother had several children, Liner (I am not sure of the spelling) Albert, Elizabeth Annie (born 1900), May, Ben and possibly 1 other boy. My great grandmother committed suicide in the Leeds Liverpool canal probably in Hunslet between 1912 and 1914. In 1915 my grandmother married and the family split up, some to stay in Leeds some to join the army as Albert did. If anyone has any information on any of these family members or any of further ancestors would they please contact me.

Submitted by: Ann Barnett
Address: 21 Pantyfedwen, Cwm Gors, Ammanford, SA18 1RA
Email: abarnett454@aol.com


Butterworth/Best
I am searching for any information about a Marguerite Butterworth, formerly known as Marguerite Best. She lived at 21 Fairfield Avenue, Kirk Ella, Beverley, East Yorkshire, around the year of 1945 when she gave birth to me at the Westwood Maternity Home, Beverley on 8th Sept 1945. I understand that after I was adopted by another couple in March 1946, Marguerite went to live in America with my father who was an American serviceman. Did anyone know Marguerite Butterworth/Marguerite Best? Did you live near her in Fairfield Avenue? Do you know the name of the American serviceman with whom she associated? She may well have passed away by now, but I would just love to find out as much as I can about her as my whole family is very interested in our history. PS: Sydney Hobbs was the registrar who issued my birth certificate, and Cecil H Walker was the Superintendent Registrar who noted my adoption – all under the ‘Holderness’ District.

Submitted by: Michael Derenberg
email: derenberg@tesco.net


Butterworth
I am looking for descendants of John Butterworth and Betty Heap. Their daughter Frances (Fanny) married Batty Robert Iveson July 4, 1799 at Todmorden. Batty Robert and Fanny are my great-great-great grandparents. They lived in Rochdale as the Ivesons had a harness and saddlery shop at 46 Drake Street. This shop stayed in the Iveson family until the late 1990s. John Butterworth married Betty Heap on October 20, 1780 in Rochdale. I do not know his date of death but he is buried in Scotland. John and Betty had four children according to a copy of his will. They were Frances, Joseph, William and Betty. I placed an advert in the ‘Rochdale Observer’ but did not get any replies and since a family member was kind enoug to send me the Dalesman (which I love to read) I thought I would try again.

Submitted by: Theresa Kowall
Address: 2566 Shakespeare Street, Victoria BC, Canada V8R 4G5
e-mail: alpinemeadows@home.com


Butterworth
I am looking for information on a Brian Butterworth who lived in Huttersfield, Yorkshire. He came to America in 1949 with his aunt. I only know the aunt by the name of aunt Cass. Both of them stayed with my grandmother in Johnston City, Illinois, for a couple of months before going home.

Submitted by: Tyler Van Ormer
e-mail: Tylervo72@hotmail.com


Buttle
Especially George Buttle born in Holme Upon Spalding Moor around 1816. Married Hannah. Had about 8 children. Was an agricultural Labourer. Was hoping to hear from anyone who had any information about the Buttle family.

Submitted by: James Newby
Email: squeakycheek@talktalk.net


Byram
I am a Canadian Byram looking for any relatives in the Yorkshire area that may have ties to Canada. Any information accepted.

Submitted by: David Byram
email: byramda@nbnet.nb.ca


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