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Elliot Longley born abt 1816 in yorkshire

Chris Godfrey

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Hi I'm looking for an Elliot Longley born about 1816, i have him down as born in Holmfirth on tje 1861 census. He died in April 1880. Trying to track down the parents of Ellott Longley if possible. He was married to a Martha Beardsell
 

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NameJonas HinchcliffeGenderMaleParish as it AppearsHolmfirth, Holy TrinitySpouseHannah LongleyChildEliott Hinchcliffe.

NameHannah LongleyGenderFemaleParish as it AppearsHolmfirth, Holy TrinitySpouseJonas HinchcliffeChildEliott Hinchcliffe.

NameEliott HinchcliffeRecord TypeBaptismBaptism Date28 Apr 1816Baptism PlaceHolmfirth, Holy Trinity, Yorkshire, EnglandParish as it AppearsHolmfirth, Holy TrinityFatherJonas HinchcliffeMotherHannah Longley
 

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So going off this information he's taken the name Longley from his mother. That's quite unusual isn't it?
Parents never seem to have got married for Elliot Longley, as far as I can see. Father not named on the marriage cert. So in fact he seems to be illegitimate.
It's not uncommon for the son or daughter to keep the mothers surname, or even use both.
 

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