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Sarah "Sally" HARTLEY
(Cir 1809-1884)
(Cir 1812-1879)


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  • Born: 18 Mar 1838, Wilsden, Yorkshire, England 1
  • Baptised: 5 Aug 1838, Wilsden, Yorkshire, England 1
  • Marriage: Sarah Ann SPENCER on 8 May 1869 in UR (Independent) Church, Denholme, Thornton, Yorkshire, England
  • Died: 3 Jun 1908, Denholme, Thornton, Yorkshire, England aged 70
  • Buried: UR (Independent) Church, Denholme, Thornton, Yorkshire, England

bullet  General Notes:

Baptism at Wilsden St Matthews

From monument inscription at Denholme Edge Church (Cross to left of church)
Reuben Earnshaw d 3 June 1908 aged 70
Sarah Ann Earnshaw (wife) d 25 Nov 1921 aged 76
Margaret Earnshaw (wife of Albert) d 29 Dec 1957 aged 87
Albert Earnshaw d 11 Dec 1964 aged 94
Hannah Earnshaw 21 Nov 1880 - 23 March 1943
Edwin Earnshaw 23 Feb 1965 aged 89

This suggests that only one of his children, Albert, married - this was to Margaret Jowett

Births Jun 1838
Earnshaw Reuben Bradford 23 203
Birth registered in Thornton Sub District of Bradford
Q1 1838 EARNSHAW Reuben THOR/1/62

Marriages Jun 1869 Bradford 9b 258 - at Denholme Independent Chapel (ie Denholme Edge Church)
Reuben Earnshaw
Sarah Ann Spencer
Witnesses Edward Foster and Menah Foster
- Edward was the brother of Mary Ann Foster who married Reuben's brother William John. Menah was Edward's wife

Deaths Jun 1908
EARNSHAW Reuben 70 N. Bierley 9b 122

Probate Index 1908
Reuben Earnshaw of Denholme died 3 Jun 1908. Probate Wakefield 13 Oct 1908 to his sons Albert Edward Earnshaw woolsorter of 11 Station Road Denholme and Edwin Ernest Earnshaw chair maker of 16 Albion Street Denholme. Effects £160 12s - 11 Station Road is where his brother John (William John) Earnshaw and Mary Ann Foster lived in 1880s.
The will, made on 8 May 1907, states that Reuben was a Bread Baker. His two sons were named as Executors. He left all his goods to them in trust for his wife Sarah Ann during her life. After her death the estate was to be divided amongst "my children their heirs or assigns??" - looks like arngris.
There is no mention, by name, of his daughter Hannah.

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Christening: 05 AUG 1838 Wilsden, Yorkshire, England


Mother: HANNAH

Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the birth or christening date.

Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:

C108171 1826 - 1838 0990546 Film 6911091 Film

1841 census
The Stepping Stones disk is almost impossible to read, but the fiche were very clear and so are the S&N disks
HO107/1297/8 ED8 F4 P1
Denholme Lane,Thornton, Yorkshire
(all born "In county")
Joseph Earnshaw, 30, Stuff weaver.
Hannah do, 28,
William do, 8,
James do, 7,
Joseph do, 6,
Benjamin do, 5,
Reuben do, 3,
Sarah do, 1,

1851 census
HO107/2311 F264 P15
New Road, Denholme, Denholme Gate
Joseph Earnshaw, Head, Mar, 41, Winder on (worsted warps), Yorks Bradford
Hannah do, Wife, Mar, 38, , Yorks Bradford
Wm John do, Son, U, 18, Power Weaver (Worsted), Yorks Bingley
James do, Son, U, 17, Power Weaver (Worsted), Yorks Bingley
Joseph do, Son, , 16, Power Weaver (Worsted), Yorks Bradford
Benjamin do, Son, , 14, Spinner (Worsted), Yorks Bradford
Reuben do, Son, , 13, Spinner (Worsted), Yorks Bradford
Sarah Ann do, Daur, , 11, Spinner (Worsted), Yorks Bradford
Esther do, Daur, , 9, Spinner (Worsted), Yorks Bradford
Susannah do, Daur, , 7, , Yorks Bradford
Hanh Jane do, Daur, , 2, , Yorks Bradford

1861 census
2 Commercial Street, Denholme
RG9/3337 F57 P23
Joseph Earnshaw, Head, Mar, 52, Worsted Overlooker Warper, York Denholme
Hannah do, Wife, Mar, 48, , do
Reuben do, Son, Un, 23, Worsted Weaver, do
Sarah Ann do, Daur, Un, 21, do, do
Esther do, Daur, Un, 19, do, do
Susannah do, Daur, Un, 17, Twister, do
Hannah Jane do, Daur, Un, 12, Spinner, do
Emma do, Daur, , 9, Scholar, do

1871 census
RG10/4491 F6 P5
Edge End, Denholme (adj Denholme Lane), Thornton, Yorkshire
Reuben Earnshaw, Head, Mar, 33, Worsted Weaver, Yorks Bradford Denholme
Sarah Ann do, Wife, Mar, 26, do, Yorks Bradford Denholme
Albert Edward do, Son, , 10 mo, , Yorks Bradford Denholme
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Little Bull Inn, Denholme Lane, Denholme, Thornton, Yorkshire
Henry Smith, Head, Mar, 30, Quarryman (Stone), Yorks Bradford Denholme
Esther do, Wife, Mar, 29, , Yorks Bradford Denholme
William Hy do, Son, , 6, Scholar, Yorks Bradford Denholme
Annie do, Daur, , 4, Scholar, Yorks Bradford Denholme
- Esther is Reuben's sister

1881 Census
Dwelling:Old Rd Top
Census Place:Thornton In Bradford, York, England
Source:FHL Film 1342070 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4469 Folio 89 Page 18
Reuben EARNSHAWM43 MDenholme, York, England
Occ:Worsted Weaver
Sarah Ann EARNSHAWM36 FDenholme, York, England
Occ:Worsted Weaver
Albert Ed. EARNSHAW 11 MDenholme, York, England
Occ:Mill Hand In Worsted Factory
Edwin E. EARNSHAW 4 MDenholme, York, England
Hannah EARNSHAW 5 mFDenholme, York, England

1891 Census
RG12/3645 P11 F86 (under harnshaw? - The enumerator's "E" are strange but all alike and this is Earnshaw)
12 Albion Street, Denholme
All born in Denholme
Reuben, Head, M ,53, Oat Bread Baker
Sarah A, Wife, M, 46
Albert E, Son, U, 20, Wool Sorter
Edwin E, Son, , 14, Worsted Mill Hand
Hannah, Daur, , 10, Worsted Mill Hand

1901 Census
RG13/4179 P 19 F31
10 Albion Street, Denholme
Emmanuel Smith, Head, M, 36, General Labourer for Corporation, b Denholme
Alice Smith, Wife, M, 39, , b Denholme
Walter Smith, son, U, 8, , b Denholme
John W Smith, son, 4, , b Denholme
Mary A Earnshaw, mother in law, widow, 66, living on own means, b Denholme
12 Albion Street, Denholme
Reuben Earnshaw, Head, M, 63, Retired Bread Baker, b Denholme
Sarah A Earnshaw, Wife, M, 56, , b Denholme
Edwin E Earnshaw, son, U, 24, Chair Maker, b Denholme
Hannah Earnshaw, daur, U, 20, Worsted Mender, b Denholme

RG13/4179 P20 F31
16 Old Road, Denholme
Martha Foster, Head, Widow, 77, Charwoman, b Denholme

bullet  Burial Notes:

Reuben Earnshaw d 3 June 1908 aged 70
Sarah Ann Earnshaw (wife) d 25 Nov 1921 aged 76
Margaret Earnshaw (wife of Albert) d 29 Dec 1957 aged 87
Albert Earnshaw d 11 Dec 1964 aged 94
Hannah Earnshaw 21 Nov 1880 - 23 March 1943
Edwin Earnshaw 23 Feb 1965 aged 89


bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Occupation: Worsted Power Loom Weaver, 8 May 1869, Denholme, Thornton, Yorkshire, England.


Reuben married Sarah Ann SPENCER, daughter of John SPENCER and Maria MITCHELL, on 8 May 1869 in UR (Independent) Church, Denholme, Thornton, Yorkshire, England. (Sarah Ann SPENCER was born on 1 Jan 1845 in Denholme, Thornton, Yorkshire, England, died on 25 Nov 1921 and was buried in UR (Independent) Church, Denholme, Thornton, Yorkshire, England.)



1 Parish Registers, LDS film 1657654 - parish registers of Wilsden 1826-1965.

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