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This is page 9 of 10 providing the history of two, we believe unrelated, Bradbury families in the Saddleworth area of Yorkshire. Pages 1-7 show the Fairbanks & Runninghill family’s history. Pages 8-10 show the Dig-Lee family’s history. If you have a connection to any individual or family featured here, or if you want to leave us your feedback, contact us. Browse the Bradbury pages by clicking the last page/next page buttons or following the numbered (e.g. [2]) or parental ([Parents]) links.

The Bradbury Family of Saddleworth, Yorkshire

Fifth Generation

5. John BRADBURY [Parents]. Baptized  23/10/1825 in Marsden, John died quarter ending December 1872 in Saddleworth, age about 47. Occupation: Woollen Weaver.

In the quarter ending December 1849, when John was age 24, he married Sarah BENTLEY in Huddersfield. Sarah was born about 1825 in Saddleworth & died there 9/8/1902, age about 77.

They had the following children, all born Saddleworth:


(1) Ann, born quarter ending June 1850. (2) William [7]. (3) Martha, born about 1854. (4) Esther, born quarter ending June 1857 & died 27/11/1882 in Saddleworth, age 25. (5) James Radcliffe [8]. (6) John Edward, born quarter ending December 1863 & died 14/4/1914, age 50. In the quarter ending December 1885, when John was age about 22, he married Clara Maria SIMPSON in Saddleworth. Clara was born about 1863 & died 31/8/1931 in Saddleworth, age 67. There is no evidence they had any children. (7) Wilson [9]. (8) Charles Frederick, born about 1863.


6. James BRADBURY [Parents]. Baptized  16/3/1829 in Marsden, it is not known when James died. There are two possibilities - quarter ending June 1891 in Saddleworth for a 62 year old James Bradbury or quarter ending September 1902 for a 73 year old James.

On 6/1/1851, when James was age 21, he married Mary RHODES in Rochdale, Lancashire. Mary was born about 1829 in Saddleworth.

They had the following children, all born Saddleworth:


(1) Sarah, born about 1852. (2) Samuel Radcliffe, born 1854. In the quarter ending September 1879, when Samuel was age about 25, he married Esther Eliza DICKEN in Saddleworth. Esther Eliza was born quarter ending June 1852, also in Saddleworth. (3) John William, born about 1856.
(4) James Franklin [10]. (5) Joseph [11]. (6) Stanley [12].

Sixth Generation

7. Link to censusWilliam BRADBURY [Parents]. Born quarter ending March 1852 in Saddleworth, William died 14/2/1920 in Oldham, age 68. Occupation: House Joiner. An entry in the National Probate Calendar reads: “BRADBURY William of 101 Kelverlow Street Oldham joiner died 14 February 1920 Probate Manchester 15 March to Arthur William Bradbury ironmonger Ethel Shepherd (wife of Arthur Shepherd) Arnold Bradbury engine fitter and Harry Bradbury joiner. Effects £8006 13s. 1d.” (The equivalent of around £379,532 today.)

In quarter ending June 1876, when William was age 24, he married Elizabeth WILKS in Saddleworth. Elizabeth was born quarter ending June 1852 in Bingley, Yorkshire.  It is not known when she died.

They had the following children, all born Oldham, Lancashire:


(1) Arthur William, born quarter ending June 1878. (2) John Wilks, born quarter ending June 1880. (3) Clara, born about 1882. (4) Ethel, born quarter ending June 1878. (5) Arnold, born quarter ending December 1887. (6) Harry, born about 1892.


8. Link to censusJames Radcliffe BRADBURY [Parents]. Born quarter ending September 1859 in Saddleworth, James died 2/12/1923 in Saddleworth, age 64 & was buried at St Thomas, Friarmere. Occupation: Woollen weaver. An entry in the National Probate Calendar reads: “BRADBURY James Radcliffe of Oldfield Delph Saddleworth Yorkshire died 2 December 1923 Probate Wakefield 10 January to Mary Jane Bradbury widow and Ernest Bradbury mill-hand. Effects £456 10s.” (The equivalent of around £23,800 today.)

In quarter ending June 1882, when James was age 22, he married Mary Jane SAMUELS in Saddleworth. Mary was born about 1857 in Malin Lee, Shropshire. Mary died 8/8/1932 in Saddleworth, age 74, & was buried at St Thomas, Friarmere.


They had the following children:


(1) Esther, born about 1883.Link to CWGC citation (2) Frank, born quarter ending December 1883. Frank died 14/11/1916, age 32, in France during the Battle of the Somme. He was buried in the Warlencourt cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. (3) Ernest, born quarter ending March 1890. (4) Lena, born quarter ending March 1891. (5) Alice, born quarter ending December 1892. (6) Dora, born quarter ending March 1894. (7) Harry, born quarter ending September 1895. Link to CWGC citation(8) Hilton, born quarter ending March 1897. Hilton died 4/2/1918 in France, age 21. He was buried in the Roclincourt cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

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