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Recent content by Figaro

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    Pitchforth - Elland Registers, Yorkshire

    Hi Lady Bird 1300 You said that you had checked the original baptism. Can I ask what was your source? That might help clarify things. Cheers Karen
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    Pitchforth - Elland Registers, Yorkshire

    Hi Ladybird 1300 Thank you, but I am definitely not looking for the Jacob b1723. I am basing my research on a book about the Pitchforth family. According to the book, Jacob b1723 is the younger brother of James b 1721. From what I understand the author of the book did the research from the...
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    Pitchforth - Elland Registers, Yorkshire

    Hi I am hoping that someone has a copy of the Elland Parish Records. Looking for James Pitchforth; b: 1721; Father: Thomas Pitchforth of Elland. I have looked on Ancestry.com and James' baptism is not entered there. I believe there are missing pages of the Elland Parish Register on...
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    Nice to meet you all.

    Hi Barbara The first Winties I could find were in a very little hamlet called Strines in Saddleworth, right on the border of Lancashire. There was only three weaver's cottages there. Their children moved to Dobcross and Diggle, then to Paddock and Zetland Street, Huddersfield during the...
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    Nice to meet you all.

    Dear Barbara, romany rose and Geoff Thank you for your kind welcome. I have already be given much help from members of Family History UK and it has been very useful. Barbara, I wonder if the Sidebottoms and the Winterbottoms were close friends :biggrin:? Cheers Karen
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    Fixby Gate - Fixby, Cowcliffe

    Hello Stu Fixby Road makes sense. Thank you for your help Warm Regards Karen
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    Fixby Gate - Fixby, Cowcliffe

    Hello Stu Yes, I can't quite get a clear location, but I think it is Cowcliffe. The census is for the township of Fixby, including Cowcliffe. The census I am looking at is for a Joseph Pitchforth 1861. The entry at the top of the page is Cowcliffe. The next to entries are ditto. I am...
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    Cloth Dresser - Machine or Hand Tools, 1841

    Hi gibbo Thank you for your interest and yes I am aware of that information. However, I am not certain if it is true. William still referred to himself as a cloth dresser in 1841. By that time, he had been a cloth dresser for over 50 years. So I doubt that only a few cloth dressers could find...
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    Fixby Gate - Fixby, Cowcliffe

    Hi Everyone Does anyone know where Fixby Gate is or was? What I can gather from the 1861 census is it is somewhere in Cowcliffe in Fixby. I have great difficulties using old-maps.co.uk. and have not been able to find Fixby Gate on that site. Thank You Karen
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    Cloth Dresser - Machine or Hand Tools, 1841

    Hi All Would a cloth dresser still use hand tools in 1841 or would they most likely work in a mill as a machine operative? William Pitchforth was described as a cloth dresser in 1791 on his marriage register, so I have been assuming that he would have worked in a cropping shop using...
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    Nice to meet you all.

    Hello All at Family History UK My name is Karen and I live in Brisbane, Australia. I am researching my mother's side of the family and am currently focusing on the Winterbottom line from West Yorkshire. Looking forward to some interesting conversation. Cheers Karen
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