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Glebe Stree Burmantofts Leeds

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Is anyone a bit of an expert on Leeds Yorkshire please?

My Gt Gt Grandmother Martha Coultas was married from a house in Glebe St Leeds on 31 December 1871, although she lived in Bradford. She married James Wells whose address on the marriage certificate was also Glebe St Leeds (what was going on there?) and he also lived and worked in Bradford. Both of them were with respective parents in the 1871 census and both in Bradford.

James brother Henry married Martha's sister Sarah and they lost 3 babies whose death certificates were registered in Leeds, although they also both lived in Bradford. One little boy died of complications from Spina Bifida and he died age 1 month at 12 Glebe Street Leeds. Can anyone pour any light on why they would be in Leeds at these important times? I can't find a single relative who lived there at the time. I've found the house on Google maps and it just seems to be a residence, so I'm really puzzled as to why they would all go to Leeds for major life events!!!! It's so frustrating!

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Hi Jill
I'm not sure if this is your Sarah in census
1871 Derbyshire
Sarah Wells bn Leeds 28, Henry tailor 28 bn Derby & little Julia 1mnth bn Derby.
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Hi Jill
It used to be a reqirement that the bride and groom lived in the area they married for so long before the marriage. Often they used the address of a friend or relative, so that they could say they lived there. However in your case I think the reason may be different
It could be that Martha was already pregnant and went away from her home 'to hide the shame', or that the marriage was frowned upon, James not good enough or something. You would think there must be some connection to the address for both Martha and Sarah to use it.
Burmantofts is an area close to the city centre, and contains one of the city's main hospitals, St James. (funnily enough, it is known as Jimmys after Jimmy saville who used to visit the children there). Your family seemed to have had a lot of problems with their children and it could be that they also used the address to be close to the hospital.
Have you found Martha in 1881? Did she or Sarah move to Leeds when they married, and was it their address
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Hi Jill,

These are the people at 12 Glebe Street in 1881

Edward King
Jane M King
Harriet Watson sister in law

Class RG11
Piece 4522
Folio 51
Page 32

They are at a different address in 1871
 
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Please can you give ref for 1871 census, you said they were both with their parents, had no luck.
thanks me dear
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1871
Martha 18 - parents
David Coultas 47
Ann 46
living Cutlerheights Lane, TONG, Bradford

although Tong is in the Bradford catchment, it is as close to Leeds
In 1861 they are at Tyersall, TONG

1871
Betty Wells 58 Bradford
James 26 Bradford
Emma 20 ''
Obia 14 ''
living Rooley Lane Bowling, Bradford (same in 1861, William 54 head)
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Hi Jill,

These are the people at 12 Glebe Street in 1881

Edward King
Jane M King
Harriet Watson sister in law

Class RG11
Piece 4522
Folio 51
Page 32

They are at a different address in 1871
1871 occupant of 12 Glebe St

Samuel Bartle (Barlle) 29 North Bierley
Betty 36 Halifax
Ernest 2
Jonas J Crowther 27 B.I.Law, Shelf
Leah Crowther 22 Sister, N. Bierley
William Blackburn 15 Servant

the only thing in common I have found so far is Betty was born Halifax, so was Martha's mother Ann
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1871 occupant of 12 Glebe St

Samuel Bartle (Barlle) 29 North Bierley
Betty 36 Halifax
Ernest 2
Jonas J Crowther 27 B.I.Law, Shelf
Leah Crowther 22 Sister, N. Bierley
William Blackburn 15 Servant

the only thing in common I have found so far is Betty was born Halifax, so was Martha's mother Ann
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Hi Dave,

Sorry to be so late in replying and thanks so much for your help on this. I'm not sure but Betty could be the clue here. Ann Coultas nee Austing/Asting/Astin depends on which record you view, was Martha and Sarah's Mother. She had a sister called Betty, but I'm not sure if the age fits or not. Ernest was the name of one of Henry and Sarah's babies who died and was a family name that got handed down the family lines for a couple of centuries. I'll see if I can find a DOB for Betty!

I didn't realise that Tong was so close to Leeds, thanks for that. I don't know about Martha being pregnant. Their first child was Obiah ELizabeth b.1875 quite some time later and my Gt Grandma Harriet Ann was born in May 1877, 2 months after James died age 31. I wonder if they were there for an illness he may have had. I've ordered his death certificate today, maybe that may give a clue.

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Hi Jill
I'm not sure if this is your Sarah in census
1871 Derbyshire
Sarah Wells bn Leeds 28, Henry tailor 28 bn Derby & little Julia 1mnth bn Derby.
oznannie (doubtful)
thanks for your help oznannie. This Sarah is not related though, my lot never got out of Yorkshire. - Jill
 

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The age for Betty doesn't really add up as she shows as 15 year old on the1841 census, which is the only one I can find her on. She seems to have married someone younger though in any case which could mean she lied about her age.

Ann, Martha and Sarah's Mother died that same year, 1871 after "decline 2 years certified". Maybe she was also attending the hospital! Oh for a family who left behind their diaries/memoires!
 

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http://www.wells-genealogy.org.uk/wells3.htm

Hi Jill...expect you have seen this...but JUST in case!
All the best...Lee.
Thanks Lee, yes I keep in touch with John Wells and this is a great site. I have my Wells tree posted on here. It's made up of lots of private trees, so you have to be cautious, but useful to see the links across the country of the Wells family!

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Mystery Solved!!! :D :D :D

I received this email this morning:

"Saw your queries about 12 Glebe St on Family History Forum
Can connect Coultas to Bartles.Stainfirth Coultas married Ann Townend her gran was Martha Bartle b 1819, Martha Bartle's brother was Matthew Bartle b1817,his son Samuel born North Bierley 1842 was at 12 Glebe St in 1871 when Martha Coultas was married from there."

I LOVE the internet and all you helpful Family History devotees!!! :kissu: :kissu: :kissu:
 

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Mystery Solved!!! :D :D :D

I received this email this morning:

"Saw your queries about 12 Glebe St on Family History Forum
Can connect Coultas to Bartles.Stainfirth Coultas married Ann Townend her gran was Martha Bartle b 1819, Martha Bartle's brother was Matthew Bartle b1817,his son Samuel born North Bierley 1842 was at 12 Glebe St in 1871 when Martha Coultas was married from there."

I LOVE the internet and all you helpful Family History devotees!!! :kissu: :kissu: :kissu:
Pleased for you Jill...all the best to you.
 

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