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8. Senior HOWARD [Parents]. Born 11/4/1851 & baptized 29/6/1851 in Holmfirth. Occupation variously given in census records as Felt hatter; Woollen warper; Roadman. Senior died 31/12/1901 in Upton on Severn, Worcester with his age given as “about 55 years”. Cause of death certified as “heart disease”. The Registrar, James Doughty, recorded the informant as “Certificate received from George Brown Deputy Coroner for Worcestershire Middle Division. Inquest held 3rd January 1902.” It is not known why Senior was living so far from Yorkshire & his family when he died. On 30/7/1871, when Senior was age 20, he married Mary Ann SCROOP, daughter of Cornelius SCROOP, a farmer, in Saddleworth. Mary Ann was born quarter ending September 1851 in Saddleworth, Mary Ann died December 1878, age 27, & was buried 22/12/1878 at St Chad, Saddleworth. They had the following children:
(1) Sarah Ann, born quarter ending December 1871 in Saddleworth. (2) Maria E, born about 1874 in Saddleworth.
In the quarter ending September 1880, when Senior was age about 29, he married Elizabeth Hannah SHAW in Saddleworth. Born 1846 in Delph, Elizabeth’s first marriage was to Adam BUCKLEY (1850-1877) in 1871. Elizabeth & Adam had the following children, both born Saddleworth:
(1) Fanny Ann, born 1872. (2) Thomas, born 1877.
Senior & Elizabeth had the following children:
(1) Reuben, born quarter ending December 1883 in Saddleworth. (2) Julius.