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This is page 10 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 Diggle 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 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

Sixth Generation (continued)

9. Link to censusWilson BRADBURY [Parents]. Born 25/3/1866 in Saddleworth, Wilson died 4/1/1953 in Saddleworth, age 86. Occupation: Woollen Piecer.

On 5/7/1888, when Wilson was age 22, he married Lucy BRIERLEY at St Thomas, Friaremere, Saddleworth. Lucy was born 16/11/1864 in Saddleworth and died 18/11/1933 in Delph, age 69.

They had the following children, all born Saddleworth:

(1) Maurice Reed, born quarter ending December 1889, died 1955 age about 65. (2) Clara, born quarter ending March 1891. (3) Archibald Carlton, born January 1893 & baptized 1/2/1893 at St Thomas, Friarmere. Archibald died shortly after & was buried at St Thomas 16/2/1893. (4) Florence, born quarter ending March 1894 & died 1911, age about 16. (5) Nellie, born 16/4/1896 & died 21/2/1978, age 81.  (6) Charles Herbert, born 10/11/1899 & died 1981, age about 80. (7) Clarence, born 26/7/1902 & died 1970, age about 68. (8) Lewis, born 4/6/1904 & died October 1985, age 81. (9) Eunice, born 25/1/1907 & died 1993, age about 85. (10) John (known as Jack), born 5/9/1909 & died 2001, age about 91.

10. Link to censusJames Franklin BRADBURY [Parents]. Born quarter ending September 1859 in Saddleworth. James died 14/6/1915 in Dobcross, Saddleworth, age 55. Occupation: Woollen Weaver. An entry in the National Probate Calendar reads: “BRADBURY James Franklin of 6 Bankfield Terrace Dobcross Saddleworth Yorkshire died 14 June 1915 Administration Wakefield 5 August to Esther Emma Bradbury widow. Effects £137 17s.” (The equivalent of around £14,630 today.)

In the quarter ending March 1885, when James Franklin was age 25, he married Louisa SEVILLE. Born quarter ending June 1862 in Saddleworth, Louisa died quarter ending March 1899, age 36, also in Saddleworth.

They had the following children, both born Saddleworth:

(1) Maud, born quarter ending September 1885. (2) Annie, born about 1888.

In quarter ending March 1900, when James Franklin was age about 40, he married Esther Emma SYKES. Emma was born about 1869 in Saddleworth. They had the following child:

(1) John Edward, born quarter ending June 1901 in Saddleworth.

11. Link to censusJoseph BRADBURY [Parents]. Born quarter ending March 1864 in Saddleworth. It is not known when Joseph died. Occupation: Woollen Warper.

In the quarter ending September 1887, when Joseph was age 23, he married Ann Eliza WRIGLEY, daughter of Frank and Betty Wrigley. Born 15/2/1865 in Saddleworth, it is not known when Ann Eliza died.

They had the following children, all born Saddleworth:

(1) Albert, born quarter ending March 1888. (2) Sarah Jane, born quarter ending December 1889. (3) Ethel, born 16/11/1893. On 28/4/1917, when Ethel was age 23, she married Julius HOWARD at the Parish Church, Saddleworth. Ethel died 29/4/1962 in Blackpool, age 59. (4) Evelyn, born quarter ending June 1904 & died 3/12/1982 in Upper Mill, Saddleworth, age 78. In the quarter ending September 1927, when Evelyn was age 23, she married Frank Eustace WIDD. Frank was born 21/10/1902 and died 23/2/1970, age 67.

12. Link to censusStanley BRADBURY [Parents]. Born quarter ending September 1868 in Saddleworth, Stanley died 12/12/1935 in Warrington, age 67. Occupation: Telegraphist. An entry in the National Probate Calendar reads: “BRADBURY Stanley of 121 Warrington Road Penketh Warrington died 12 December 1935 Probate Liverpool 20 January to Leah Bradbury widow. Effects £13 18s 11d.” (The equivalent of around £920 today.)

On 6/4/1891, when Stanley was age 22, he married Leah MARTIN, in St Thomas’s, Bradley, Huddersfield. Born quarter ending June 1870 in Huddersfield, Leah died 29/5/1948 in Warrington, age 77. An entry in the National Probate Calendar reads: “BRADBURY Leah of 121 Warrington Road Penketh Warrington widow died 29 May 1948 Probate Liverpool 28 April [1951] to Doris Grounds (wife of George Boher Grounds). Effects £8 16s 10d.” (The equivalent of around £324 today.)

They had the following children:

(1) Harold, born quarter ending September 1892 in Huddersfield. (2) James Franklin, born quarter ending December 1894 in Huddersfield. (3) Leonard, born quarter ending December 1896 in Warrington. (4) Doris, born quarter ending December 1900 in Warrington.

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