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Looking for Cranston family in Bradford, West Yorkshire

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I am trying to find some details about my husbands family. His father was Norman Middow Cranston.He died in 1983 in Bradford. He was born about 1925 we think. His father was called Arthur Cranston and his mother Edith. We know that somewhere along the line were some Riley's but don't know how they fit in.
Can anyone help, please.
 

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Arthur Cranston married Edith Farrer - o/d 1923 Bradford ref 9b 371

children to Cranston/Farrer
Norman Middow j/s 1924 Bradford
James A a/j 1927
Jean E.D o/d 1928

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William Cranston (1873 Bradford, Rlwy Lab) married Sarah Jane Middow (1873 Laisterdyke, Bradford) - jun qtr 1901 Bradford

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Arthur dec qtr 1902 Bradford
Mary Eliza Sep qtr 1901 Bradford
a further 2 children had died by 1910

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Arthur Cranston 1902 had a Sister, Mary Eliza 1901.
There is a marriage between Mary E Cranston and Harry Riley, Dec qtr 1931 Bradford ref 9b 291
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1901 census
CRANSTON, Arthur Head Married M 51 1850 Joiner Lower Wosell Farm Yorks
CRANSTON, Margt Wife Married F 52 1849 Bradford Yorkshire
CRANSTON, William Son Single M 28 1873 Railway Labourer Bradford Yorks
CRANSTON, Robert Son Single M 23 1878 Tex Dyer's Labourer Bradford

Piece: 4155 Folio: 110 Page: 35

Address: 4, St Michael's Road, Bradford: Yorkshire (West riding)
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marriage - Arhtur Cranston to Margaret Maria Devine, jun qtr 1871 Bradford ref 9b 262

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Norman has a sister Betty who is still alive but we have no contact with her. She went on to marry Stanley White. I doesnt mention Betty as one of Normans siblings. mmmmm..... that's strange.

Norman had an auntie Minnie who we thought was Arthurs sister and it does not show her either.
 

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I can't see a Minnie Cranston, but there are one or two Minnie Farrar's. The most likely is Minnie born Sep qtr 1904 Bradford ref 9b 48, which would make her Ediths sister. I'll see if I can confirm this

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The latest census does not say Minnie is Ediths sister

FARRER, Edward Head Married M 34 1877 Town Postman Lancaster Lancs
FARRER, Jane Wife Married F 32 1879 Bradford Yorkshire
FARRER, Emily Daughter Single F 12 1899 Part Time Worsted Spinner Bdfd
FARRER, Edith Daughter F 8 1903 Bradford Yorkshire

Address: 124 Maperton Road Bradford Yorkshire (West riding)
Married 12 yrs, 5 children, 2 alive
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I wonder if Mary Eliza could have been nicknamed Minnie as Mary Eliza was Arthurs sister? If Mary is Minnie she had daughters called Jean, and Nellie and sons Harry and John, we think.
 

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You could have something there, There are two children with the names you quote born Bradford

RILEY Nellie S England Yorkshire, Bradford 1932 mother Cranston
RILEY John W England Yorkshire, Bradford 1940 mother Cranston

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I wonder what that can mean then, if they were called Riley and Mother was called Cranston then that would not fit really as it said that Mary Eliza got married in 1931 so she would have been called Riley not Cranston when Nellie and John were born????
 
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Arthur Cranston married Edith Farrer - o/d 1923 Bradford ref 9b 371

children to Cranston/Farrer
Norman Middow j/s 1924 Bradford
James A a/j 1927
Jean E.D o/d 1928

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Hi Dave please can you tell me where you came across the above info. The reason I ask... My Grandmother - Mary Elizabeth Riley nee Cranston 1901 - 1984... married Harry Riley in 1931. My Dad was John William Riley. Now all my life I have know Jean E and James A to be my Dad's sister and brother. The info above suggests they are his cousins (Arthur Cranston was my Grandmothers brother) Very intriguing???
 
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Hi
England & Wales, Birth Index, 1916-2005

Norman M Cranston Jul-Aug-Sep 1924 Bradford Yorkshire West Riding

James A D Cranston Apr-May-Jun 1927 Bradford Yorkshire

Jean E D Cranston Oct-Nov-Dec 1928 Bradford Yorkshire West Riding

Betty Cranston Jan-Feb-Mar 1938 Bradford Yorkshire West Riding

After having another look, it appears I have made an error. Norman and Betty have a mother Farrer whilst Jean and James have a mother Cranston. So it looks as if Mary had Jean and James before she married. Sorry for any confusion

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