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1837 Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Huddersfield in the County of York
No. 124
Thomas Armitage of full age Bachelor Stonemason Upperheadrow Huddersfield James Armitage Stonemason
Ellen Hirst of full age Spinster - Hillhouse William Hirst Cloth weaver
Married in the Parish Church ... by Licence By me G Dover ? Curate
Thomas signed, Ellen (her x mark)
Witnesses: Joseph Mallinsons, Joseph Crosley (his x mark)

Thomas Armitage age 56 was buried 7 Jan 1873 at All Hallows, Almondbury. Abode: Dam Side, Almondbury.

ARMITAGE Thomas. 14 February. The Will of Thomas Armitage late of Newsome-road in the Borough of Huddersfield in the Country of York Mason who died 5 January 1873 at Newsome-road was proved at Wakefield by David Ainley of Newsome near Huddersfield Cloth Dresser and Abel Armitage of Kilner Bank near Huddersfield Cotton Doubler and James Armitage of Newsome-road Cotton Doubler the Sons the Executors. Effects under £300.

How can David be a son?


Marriages Mar Qtr 1866
AINLEY David Huddersfield 9a 295
ARMITAGE Martha Huddersfield 9a 295

Son-in-law. :rolleyes:

Looking for them in 1871. I can't see them on FS.


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County: Yorkshire
RD: Huddersfield
Sub-RD: Almondbury
ED: 5e; Piece: 4356; Folio: 90; Page: 12

Thomas Armitage 54 [Mason]
Isabella Armitage 30 dau [Cotton Warper]
Harriet Armitage 28 dau [do]
Emma Armitage 22 dau [Cotton Piecer]
James Armitage 20 son [Cotton Twiner]
Martha Armitage 18 dau [Housekeeper]
Ellen Armitage 12 dau [Scholar]
[All b. Almondbury]

Not only that Dave, I can't find a birth for David Ainley either. Do we know how old he was when he married Martha??

1881 Census
David Ainley c 1826 Almondbury(Cloth Finisher (Woollen)
Martha c1824 Almonbury
Richard c1860 Almonbury--3 Nov 1859-Baps1 Jan 1860 All Hallows
Clara c1864 Almonbury

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David Ainley
Birth 23 MAR 1859 • Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England
Death 21 NOV 1940 • Seaford, Victoria, Australia
Ida Doris Ainley
Birth 1903 • Raywood, Victoria, Australia
Death 1981 • Shepparton, Victoria, Australia

Tree on Ancs.

Thanks Geoff.

Thanks Amanda.

Thanks Ellie.

I was just filling in the Probate details and found David mentioned which set me off. Had no idea there was a connection with Victoria.

Betty c. 7 Mar 1790 Kirkburton, Yorkshire
Richard OXLEE

Betty c. 10 Feb 1787 Kirkburton, Yorkshire

Betty Oxley
Marriage 9 Jun 1805
Parish: Kirkburton, All Hallows
Spouse's Name: Charles Booth
Wit: John Oxley, John Woodhouse

No. 190
James Armitage of the Parish Kirkheaton
Elizabeth Oxley of this Parish (Kirkburton)
Married in this Church by Banns
this 23 Day of September 1811 By me O. Lodge Curate
Both by their mark
Witnesses: John McDonald ? ..? Booth

29 Oct 1843 Betty Armitage aged 54, Huddersfield, Almondbury All Hallows, bur.

24 Jun 1849 Betty Booth aged 62, Kirkburton, All Hallows, bur.

Two baptisms, two marriages and two burials, but can they be sorted not relying on age at death as the only clue. Both as Betty 50 in 1841 census.


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Just to confuse things Dave,I found this one:

First name(s) Betty
Last name Oxley
Name note -
Marriage year 1814
Marriage date 19 May 1814
Marriage place Mirfield
Spouse's first name(s) John
Spouse's last name Webster
Residence Mirfield, York, England
County Yorkshire
Country England
Record set England Marriages 1538-1973
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Subcategory Marriages & divorces
Collections from Great Britain

Probably not one of yours, but I thought I would mention it anyway :)

And I've found a closer one:

Name: Betty Oxley
Event Date: 5 Mar 1804
Event Type: Marriage
Parish: Kirkburton, All Hallows
Spouse's Name: Joseph Golder

Three witnesses but a bit faded to read

Did Betty have a sister Hannah?? because it looks like there was a double wedding. Hannah married a Joseph Moorhouse on 23rd September too.

Hannah's baptism:

Name: Hannah Oxlee
Event Date: 15 Jul 1784
Event Type: Baptism
Parish: Kirkburton, All Hallows
Father's name: Richard Oxlee

Thanks Amanda.

Should be at least one more baptism then for a Betty.

Jonathan Oxlee
Baptism 15 Sep 1787 Kirkburton, All Hallows
Father Rchard Oxlee

No sign of a relative in 1841 census to help us.