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James Murray is looking for Kim, re- request in 2011



Post by Kim Simpson

Abbie Wogan (abbie.wogan@hotmail.com)
  
06/11/2014
 
 
To: barnsleyandfamily@msn.com
abbie.wogan@hotmail.com
Hi there,
 
I was searching on the internet trying to find some family history and came across a post on this website from Kim Simpson in 2011. She was looking to find Thomas Murray as she believes that he is her Grandfather but her mum and herself did not have much information on him.
 
I am his grandson and would like to get in touch with Kim could you please pass on this message.
 
I am emailing off of my partners email address and would be happy for you to pass this  email address on to her alternatively my email address is jmuz91@aol.co.uk.
 
kind regards

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Post by Kim Simpson

Abbie Wogan (abbie.wogan@hotmail.com)
  
06/11/2014
 
 
To: barnsleyandfamily@msn.com
abbie.wogan@hotmail.com
Hi there,
 
I was searching on the internet trying to find some family history and came across a post on this website from Kim Simpson in 2011. She was looking to find Thomas Murray as she believes that he is her Grandfather but her mum and herself did not have much information on him.
 
I am his grandson and would like to get in touch with Kim could you please pass on this message.
 
I am emailing off of my partners email address and would be happy for you to pass this  email address on to her alternatively my email address is jmuz91@aol.co.uk.
 
kind regards
James Murray

Sent from Windows MailKim Simpson

Abbie Wogan (abbie.wogan@hotmail.com)
  
06/11/2014
 
 
To: barnsleyandfamily@msn.com
abbie.wogan@hotmail.com
Hi there,
 
I was searching on the internet trying to find some family history and came across a post on this website from Kim Simpson in 2011. She was looking to find Thomas Murray as she believes that he is her Grandfather but her mum and herself did not have much information on him.
 
I am his grandson and would like to get in touch with Kim could you please pass on this message.
 
I am emailing off of my partners email address and would be happy for you to pass this  email address on to her alternatively my email address is jmuz91@aol.co.uk.
 
kind regards
James Murray
Sent from Windows Mail

Post by Kim Simpson

Abbie Wogan (abbie.wogan@hotmail.com)
  
06/11/2014
 
 
To: barnsleyandfamily@msn.com
abbie.wogan@hotmail.com
Parts of this message have been blocked for your safety.
Hi there,
 
I was searching on the internet trying to find some family history and came across a post on this website from Kim Simpson in 2011. She was looking to find Thomas Murray as she believes that he is her Grandfather but her mum and herself did not have much information on him.
 
I am his grandson and would like to get in touch with Kim could you please pass on this message.
 
I am emailing off of my partners email address and would be happy for you to pass this  email address on to her alternatively my email address isjmuz91@aol.co.uk.
 
kind regards
James Murray
Sent from Windows Mail

P

Post by Kim Simpson

Abbie Wogan (abbie.wogan@hotmail.com)
  
06/11/2014
 
 
To: barnsleyandfamily@msn.com
abbie.wogan@hotmail.com
Parts of this message have been blocked for your safety.
Hi there,
 
I was searching on the internet trying to find some family history and came across a post on this website from Kim Simpson in 2011. She was looking to find Thomas Murray as she believes that he is her Grandfather but her mum and herself did not have much information on him.
 
I am his grandson and would like to get in touch with Kim could you please pass on this message.
 
I am emailing off of my partners email address and would be happy for you to pass this  email address on to her alternatively my email address isjmuz91@aol.co.uk.
 
kind regards
James Murray

Sent from Windows Mailost by Kim Simpson

Abbie Wogan (abbie.wogan@hotmail.com)
  
06/11/2014
 
 
To: barnsleyandfamily@msn.com
abbie.wogan@hotmail.com
Parts of this message have been blocked for your safety.
Hi there,
 
I was searching on the internet trying to find some family history and came across a post on this website from Kim Simpson in 2011. She was looking to find Thomas Murray as she believes that he is her Grandfather but her mum and herself did not have much information on him.
 
I am his grandson and would like to get in touch with Kim could you please pass on this message.
 
I am emailing off of my partners email address and would be happy for you to pass this  email address on to her alternatively my email address isjmuz91@aol.co.uk.
 
kind regards
James Murray
Sent from Windows Mail


Kind regards, fingers crossed!
 
Fiona Boll


Dear Mary
 
Further to previous I can confirm what I have found so far as follows -
 
John William Greenwood b.1900 and lived in 4 Sidney Terrace, Cemetery Road, Barnsley.  The house had been in the family since before he was born (he's second generation Barnsley, father was Arthur Greenwood born Barnsley and mum Hannah Elizabeth Greenwood nee Dickson) so I know he was living at that address at least 60 years or more.
 
John William married while he was in the army in 1918, the name I have of his wife is Winnie Greenwood nee McNally - although I think this was just a name she went by as opposed to one she was born under - I can't find any info for Winnie.  He had a son John Richard Greenwood 21st September 1918 who may possibly have died in 1990 in Barnsley.
 
Trying to find anyone who may have known the family, maybe know where they are buried etc and any details of their whereabouts between 1960's until 1990 when I suspect John Richard died, any other living relatives would be amazing.
 
 





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Picture of Jeannie

James Murray looking for Kim Simpson.

see message below.

Post by Kim Simpson

Abbie Wogan (abbie.wogan@hotmail.com)
  
06/11/2014
 
 
To: barnsleyandfamily@msn.com
abbie.wogan@hotmail.com
Hi there,
 
I was searching on the internet trying to find some family history and came across a post on this website from Kim Simpson in 2011. She was looking to find Thomas Murray as she believes that he is her Grandfather but her mum and herself did not have much information on him.
 
I am his grandson and would like to get in touch with Kim could you please pass on this message.
 
I am emailing off of my partners email address and would be happy for you to pass this  email address on to her alternatively my email address is jmuz91@aol.co.uk.
 
kind regards
James Murray
Sent from Windows Mail

 

Researching for  family Tree  

  GrandMother   Winifred Ruston  Born  1898  Barnsley  Yorshire UK  died in Kalgoorlie WA   Australia  her    Silbings      Katie Ruston born 1899 Barnsley  Yorkshire UK

 

John McDonald Ruston  Barnsley Yorkshire Uk     Polly Ruston born about 1886 Wombell Yorkshire UK    

Great Grand Mother   Jane Ruston  (Nee)  Atkin born about 1853 Sheffield yorkshire UK

    Katie Ruston     Born about 1894  Barnsley yorkshire   UK

                   First Husband  (Ruston)   deceased     name could be John Ruston

 John Mcdonald born about 1853  Sheffield Yorkshire UK  is Parter to Jane Ruston (nee) Atkins

 

 

Also Researching for Miss  Gladys Cotterell  from Castle Ville Stonebow Road Hereford England a letter  dated 3rd October 1920  from the  War office in Western Australia

from the first world war Gladys wrote that she  born a child on the 1st of September 1920    and  would like the address of   my Grand father Pte Chadwick  this child would be a Silbing to our family here in Australia

 

Can anyone help in my research  thankyou  from Western Australia  

 

 

Thankyou to Barnsley for a great web site  and all the news 

 

Replyjimmy
08:27 AM on May 07, 2013 
hi, 
ive been researching my family tree and have found out my grandfather was born in wombwell,and he had an uncle who was killed in ww1,called reuben and i was curious to know if hes on the local memorial or if theres still any vaughans still about in the barnsley area?


Does anyone remember Ann Charlton.

If so and you would like to get in touch with her, please will you contact me at  barnsleyandfamily.msn.com

Details below.

I am trying to trace 3 old schol friends, namely Ann Parker, Norma Warne, Jean Woods, we all went to Marton Road School in 1950/53 in Middlesbrough these of course are there maiden names. Would love to hear from anyone that has known them my maiden name was Charlton and I lived in Egmont Rd SKYPE NAME ann.stainthorp
P.S.Hi Mary, I have found out a couple of things which may help, Jean woods lived in Borough Rd, Norma Warne lived in Wellesley Rd, and anne Parker lived in Colne St all in Middlesbrough of course Ann

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Searching for:- Holgate Grammar School Pupils,
1947.

Hi Mary,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 I have only just re-read it with your request for details re. Billy Edgar. I found him somewhere in the Barnsley&family website. His email add. is egabava@btopenworld.com. I can also identify the whole class of students on the Barnsley Tech. Sch. photo dated Dec.1947.Here goes,        BACK ROW.   Billy Edgar, little Wilson, Batty, Tom Smith, Broadbent, Tony Berry, Parkin, Adrian Bell.                                                                                                                      SECOND ROW.  Jarvis, Hobson, Roy Wilson, Proff. Mason, Lockwood, Ellis Hirst Johnny Holden, Harry Winham, Whitehead, Nick Boothman.                                                          SEATED.   Eric Loring, Pete Fleetwood, Peter Leach, Austin Gerraghty, Mr. H,F.HOOK,Form Master, North, Lewis, Beatham or Leatham, Sellars.                                                      KNEELING. Halliday Fred Swift, Paddy Findlow, Norman? Parr.                                                                                                                                                                                     I am hoping the above list may help to fill in the blank spaces in the school photo on Barnsley website. If this is possible I would appreciate a mention if only to try to re-contact ex pupils I have lost touch with over the years.Feel free to pass my email address on if on the offchance someone may make an enquiry                                                                                                                                                                             My regards to you with my thanks   Johnny

Hi Mary,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                First of all my humble apologies for not answering your email from 9 March  2012. I have only just re-read it with your request for details re. Billy Edgar. I found him somewhere in the Barnsley&family website. His email add. is egabava@btopenworld.com. I can also identify the whole class of students on the Barnsley Tech. Sch. photo dated Dec.1947.Here goes,        BACK ROW.   Billy Edgar, little Wilson, Batty, Tom Smith, Broadbent, Tony Berry, Parkin, Adrian Bell.                                                                                                                      SECOND ROW.  Jarvis, Hobson, Roy Wilson, Proff. Mason, Lockwood, Ellis Hirst Johnny Holden, Harry Winham, Whitehead, Nick Boothman.                                                          SEATED.   Eric Loring, Pete Fleetwood, Peter Leach, Austin Gerraghty, Mr. H,F.HOOK,Form Master, North, Lewis, Beatham or Leatham, Sellars.                                                      KNEELING. Halliday Fred Swift, Paddy Findlow, Norman? Parr.                                                                                                                                                                                     I am hoping the above list may help to fill in the blank spaces in the school photo on Barnsley website. If this is possible I would appreciate a mention if only to try to re-contact ex pupils I have lost touch with over the years.Feel free to pass my email address on if on the offchance someone may make an enquiry                                                                                                                                                                             My regards to you with my thanks   Johnny



MESSAGE FOR THE GUEST FAMILY.
Came across your request for information whilst ‘browsing’ the net. I don’t know if any of the following will fit into your family jig-saw – probably not as Guest is a common name in and around Barnsley.
My name is John Guest dob 21 April 1944. The Luftwaffe were mounting a raid on Manchester that night, passing close to Barnsley on route. The nurses took cover leaving my mother to get on with it.
My father was also John Guest and was an electrician. He would have been born before 1915 so doesn’t fit your man. He had three sisters. Annie became the librarian at Barnsley. Jennifer became a headmistress at a local school. Florence had a withered hand and never worked although she kept house for her two sisters, none of whom married.
My grandfather was also called John Guest (not much imagination in my family genes). He was a union man and after working at Barnsley Main colliery he worked for Yorkshire Traction, the local ‘bus company. He was active in local politics and became the mayor of Barnsley. His name is on the foundation-stone of Barnsley Town Hall.
If any of this links in with your research do let me know and I will put you in touch with my sister Helen who has researched the family tree.
Kind regards,
John Guest






DAVID WAGSTAFFE

 
 
Great to discover this website whilst trying to track down long lost friends from my school days in Barnsley, and was amazed to see a photo of Park Rd school teachers from about 1960 whilst I was there, posted by Angela Hanson who seems to have changed her email address though as I emailed her for more info. I was at the school from around 1955 till we left Barnsley when I was 10 in 1961 and can still remember many of the names and faces from those days and it would be great to hear from any old school chums from Park rd. We used to live on the corner of Park Rd and sheffield rd opposite the Victoria pub. My gran had a hairdressers next door to Seniors the chemist, and just down sheffield rd on the other corner of Park rd was Kenworthy's butchers. There used to be a one legged paper seller on that corner shouting 'Green 'un'. I barely recognise the area when I go back, still having brothers and sisters in the area, I remember those early days so very fondly.




 ROBERT CAWOOD NEEDS HELP, PLEASE.
 
 


Mum was born Gwendoline Hobdey on the 26th sept 1926 in Wakefield Yorks.
She married my father Jack Smith in 1943 also in Wakefield.
She then divorced Jack in the late 50s and married Dennis Cawood (who's name i took in 1962)
I believe she has used the name Cawood ever since.
As i said in an earlier post i have had contact with two cousins one of which gave me the following address on Gwendoline.
Flat 18 The Hawthorns 354 London road Leicester LE2 2PL Phone 01162705436.

I also got an address for my brother (who i have been trying to contact for many years) and that is,
6 Sycamore Grove Groby Leicester LE6 OEG Phone 01162313377. Unfortunately all mail and correspondence has been returned to me from this address. 

I have sent an email to the managers of the Hawthorns but have received no reply. I have also subscribed to 192.com but have had no luck there.
I hope this gives you the right information but let me know if you need anything else and i will endeavour to find out more, Best Regards Robert.
IF YOU CAN BE OF ANY ASSISTANCE TO ROBERT, PLEASE WILL YOU CONTACT ME AT:-
 
 
 
 
 
 
MOUNT VERNON SCHOOL
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Sarah Whittaker
 

hello mary, thankyou very much for replying to me, reason im enquiring is my ...
 
10 Apr (1 day ago)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

lipscombe mary
 

Hello again, Sarah, What a tragic story, if you are willing to give me your m...
 
10 Apr (1 day ago)
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Sarah Whittaker to me

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hiya. my mothers name was  maureen whittaker,  (davies was maiden name) born 1940, died 1972 aug. ..  they lived in barmsley, she used to be part of sally army barmsley brass band.
 

  father in law was keith whittaker, he drove the school bus on the annual school trips, got copies of the accident via barmsley chronicle archives.  my husband is simon whittaker
 

Mount vernon school headmaster was a mr hughes. 
I look on google street view, at mount vernon road, and  wondering where abouts on the road the school was situated.  any ideas?.
 
 
 
 

Anything else you may need, just ask and thankyou once again. 
kindest regards
sarah
 
 
RITA GOLDTHORPE ROGERS IS LOOKING FOR:-

I'm looking for a Steven Rogers born 1953 in Barnsley. His dad was Joseph William Rogers and his mother was Jessie Hall. I also think there is a half-brother, Anthony Hall. 
 
Joseph William Rogers had a brother, George Rogers and a sister, Jessie Rogers and they all lived on Snydale Road in Cudworth.
 
My contact information is: ritagoldthorpe@yahoo.com
 


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hi, i am trying to trace anyone who attended worsbrough common junior school. 1946-1951. in particular the class of 50/51 which would have been miss stotts class. some names i remember are . derek austin, geoff varney, ken askey, anne shaw , june sedgwick,
sorry i just forgot to put in my surname, its jepson think it may help!!!!! 
 
 
 
 
REPLY TO RUBY BARRACLOUGH FROM SUSAN CURTIS.
 
Hi Mary,
 
I was enjoying looking through your wonderful website and noticed on the family search that Ruby Barraclough was trying to contact anyone who might remember her, particularly Doreen Cooper. My name is Susan Curtis (nee Jackson), Doreen Cooper is my aunty. Doreen moved from her house in Monk Bretton in the early eighties. Sadly, she did not let anyone in the family know where she was moving to. I often wonder how she is, but can only respect that it was her choice not to reveal where she was relocating to.
My dad (Roy Jackson) is Ruby's cousin and Doreen's brother, he is well and still living in Barnsley. My uncle (Frank Jackson) is Doreen's brother and is still living in Thetford, Norfolk. I still remember Ruby, Jill and Ted from when we regularly visited aunty Annie and uncle Alan (Ruby's parents) at their house on Wilby Lane, (I was quite young at the time).
I would like to say hello and send my best wishes to Ruby and family, I hope they are well. I was suprised to discover they are all living in Seattle, unfortunately my dad and uncle Frank lost touch with them. I am sorry I can't be more help regarding the whereabouts of aunty Doreen. I realise that Ruby posted this search in January 2009, i only recently discovered it or I could have replied more swiftly.
 
Regards,
 
Susan Curtis
 
 
 
IF YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION WHICH MAY HELP THE PEOPLE SEARCHING FOR THEIR ANCESTORS, PLEASE WILL YOU EMAIL ME

barnsleyandfamily@msn.com
  • SEARCHING FOR THOMAS MURRAY.
    From: kim simpson
    Sent: 03 May 2011 21:29:59
    To: barnsleyandfamily@msn.com
    Hi,

    I am trying o trace the family of Thomas Murray who may have passed away now. I believe he lived in shaw street and was told he was born in Roscommon.

    He is my grandfather who i have never met but would like to get in touch with living family for photos etc.

    This would mean alot, please help, any feedback would be most helpful

    Thanks

    Kim

    Thank you.

     

    Hello Mary,

    Thank you for replying, im sorry to hear you  have not been 100%, hope you are on the mend.

    Below are copy msgs i have previously sent

    Im sorry to keep bothering you, i truly am but as you can appreciate this is very frustrating for my self and your forum is the only hope i seem to have.

    I did have another look at the forum the other day and it seems to have the same info i had sent originally.

    Thanks again   Kim x






    Hello,

    Thanks for getting back to me. I will have to check those details with my mum, she doesn't really have much info with not being in touch for so long. She has never even met the children of Thomas and Bridie.

    Can you tell me if you think the names of the children are correct? with the woman you are thinking of?

    i will be back in touch

    Thanks

    Kim





    Hello Mary,

    I have spoken to my mum and unfortunately they are all the details we have of them, she doesn't know if they moved on etc.

    I hope to speak again soon

    Regards,

    Kim
     
     
    gw81@optusnet.com.au
    To barnsleyandfamily@msn.com
    From: gw81@optusnet.com.au
    Sent: 21 April 2011 07:14:38
    To: barnsleyandfamily@msn.com
     
    To barnsleyandfamily@msn.com
    From: gw81@optusnet.com.au
    Sent: 21 April 2011 07:14:38
    To: barnsleyandfamily@msn.com
     
    hi,i have found some more information that may be useful towards my search. the man my grandfather believe was his father he met when he was about 5-6 yrs old his mum pointed him out in the street and he met with him a few times,he was a electrician for the barnsley corporation council(1930's) the man had a daughter who must of been about 14-15 yrs at that time as she worked selling bus tickets(my grandad called her a clipper) they lived in a redhill kendray...soryy if my spelling of places is incorrect..i really think thus information might be of help.
     
    I have received this email from Julie, please will you read it, maybe you can help her.
     
    THE GUEST FAMILY
     
     
    > > hello my name is julie and my dad (stephen guest) is from barnsley his
    > dad john guest was born in 1925 , johns mums name was annie guest.im
    > trying to find out the name of johns father but this is remaining
    > impossible..john is now in his 80s and desperate to know who he
    > was..annie lived in blucher st had a sister ellen guest they may of also
    > live in wilson st...my grandfather (john) remembers a man who lived in a
    > redhill st(or similar name),maybe scottish, he believes he may of been a
    > electrician who may of worked for the barnsley council on the markets
    > and thinks he may of also had a daughter to another woman.annie he
    > thinks worked in the penny bank.annie later remarried we believe to a
    > man with last name thompson,i think she died in about the 1950s. im
    > desperate to find out any information or if anyone can give me
    > information on the guest family back in 1901-1960,ive tried all the
    > sites nothing on his father as its not on the birth certificate.
    > > john worked in the mines and later married marion.and moved to
    > australia,where we all are now.
    > > thanks for taking the time to read this.

     
     
     

    Elizabeth S has sent me this photograph, she is trying to identify the man and woman pictured below.  If anyone recognises them please will you contact me at    barnsleyandfamily@msn.com


    PETER DALLAS
     
    Hi Mary,
     
    I wonder if you could put the following in your Family Search section, please?
     
    Many thanks, Peter
     
     
    peter.dallas@ntlworld.com
     
    I have lots of information, including family trees, on the Dallas, Washington and Kilner families of Wombwell. I would be pleased to share this information with anyone who is interested. Also I would welcome any information that would help me expand my own records.
    Peter Dallas
     
     
    trevor
    07:34 PM on May 21, 2010 by trevorharkin@btinternet.com
    I am researching Bernard Gibson killed in an air raid on Coventry 20/10/40 would appreciate any info on him/photo etc
     
     
    Tom Oliver



    Hi,
          I was born in Jump in 1931 and moved to Bradford with my parents Geeorge and Mary ann Oliver in the early 40s, My Grandad was Willie (Bill) Cusworth and had 4 sisters living in the area, Edith was married to John Ibbotson (greengrocer), Gert was married to David Clifton, my parents lived on Church st behind the "Coach and Horses" and my grandad lived on "Jump top" not far from "The Flying Dutchman" I am living now in Alberta Canada and would love to find some of my relatives or someone who remembers Tom Oliver (me)
     
    Shauna Gooch Foliaki:


    Hi there. I love the site! I am from the US and was just in Barnsley in March. My relatives come from there (William Edmond Gooch/Ann Birkinshaw). I was able to meet Peter and Margret Stratford who still have a connection to Hill Top Farm and graciously show me around there as well as where Gawber Hall used to stand. Peter also gave me a piece of "Gawber Glass" which I shall always treasure. I am still searching out my family lines and am focusing on the Gooch line at the moment. I have hit a dead end and would love some help.Thomas Gooch (1732-180) is the first of the family I see that came up from Tasburgh Norwich and married Elizabeth Belton from Wakefield in 1769. His son John (1773-1853) married Ann Ellison (1772-1840) from Drax Yorkshire in 1802. Their son William Edmond married Ann Birkinshaw and brought all of his family to the US except John William and Joseph. So. . .I am looking for anyone who has more information on the Gooch line. I would be very sad if that line died out in England. It is flourishing here. I loved Barnsley. I am sure my ancestors pined for it often. Thank you



    From: Jill Clark (forchelsie@msn.com)


    Sent: 24 January 2009 20:39:50
    To: barnsleyandfamily@msn.com
    Ruby Barraclough, nee Sellars, born in Barnsley in 1919.
    I emigrated to Seattle, USA in 1980 with my husband Ted, to live with our daughter Jill & her husband.
    When we left my cousin, Doreen Cooper, nee Jackson, was living in Barnsley and I would like to get incontact with her, or anyone else who might remember me.




     
    Hello, can anyone help me find relatives in pensilvania usa, my mothers aunties emigrated there when  she was young, her name was joyce white her mother annie madden  was married to tom white, my mother was born in 1930, unfortunately I dont have there names. if anyone knows anyhting please get in touch ,many thanks Linda Robinson.
     
     
     
    Steve :
    Hello -- I'm trying to contact a Mr John Murray who posted on your site about Dearne Valley Tramway which ran through Wombwell ----- my father would have liked this site, sadly he passed away two years ago he came from the village of Jump named after the fact that you had to jump over a stream dividing Elsecar from Jump as a lad he qualified for Barnsley Grammar School so he had to walk at the age of eleven to Elsecar or Wombwell rail way station to get to Barnsley in all weathers, then walk from the station up to the Grammar School do a day's schooling and come home because he came from a small village and was not very well off he was bullied and he hated every minute of it but he ended up as the senior treasurer of the Trent Regional Health Authority and one of the First people in this country to programme a computer for wage pay rolling the computer it's self was based in Chapeltown Sheffield at Newton Chambers I remember seeing it in the 1960's in a room twenty foot square with flashing lights and a paper tape punch out it took hours to do what you could do on your home computer today. Because Jump was such a small village when there was a mining disaster close by the dead from Jump were buried in Wombwell because Jump had a church but no cemetery. -- Any reply welcome.
     
     
     
     
     
    ann jowitt:
    looking for information of the kemp family of cudworth nr barnsley ,alfred ,robert ,beatrice ,emma ,ivy ,percy ,horace,
     
    ann jowitt:
    i am looking for any information on the chilton family of barnsley ,they lived at rockingham square in 1910
     
     
     
    Lorian worsley nee griffiths:
    My father came from hoyland was born 1923 trying to trace any other relations with the surname griffiths also anyone who can help me sort out a descrepancy on my greatgrandparents ada and thomas griffiths buried in hoyland cemetry with their son ronald i believe my middle names are named after ada lindsay crawford not sure which is her maiden name can anyone help then i can trace my family tree more they lived cherry tree street hoyland
    sincere thanks
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    SEARCHING FOR WINNIE WHALLEY
     
    Hi,

    I'm trying to trace information on a Winnie Whalley - when clearing out my grandma's house we found twenty or so letters from Winnie to my  grandma between 1938 and 1942. I am putting together a half hour radio documentary on these letters so am trying to find out  as much as I can about her and thought that this may be of interest to you,

    Thanks,
    Dan Hodgson.

     
     
     
    SEARCHING FOR THE KENNEY/KENNY FAMILY PARTICULARLY PATRICK KENNY.
     
    Well thanks Marty
    I did go into your site and its very interesting. I am researching Kenney, Kenny but looking for  information on Patrick Kenney  born around 1825 Cath and I have been looking but can't find him his son was James Kenney Mariner from Newcastle up on Tyne and Married to Ann Green James died at 28 in 1866  he was my great Grandfather . Ann  later married a Thomas Close and had a number of children to Thomas all lived in the Newcastle up on Tyne / Gateshead/  and
    South  Shields area.

     

     

     

     

    Searching for the BOTWRIGHT FAMILY.

     

    Geoff Kerr-Morgan:
    I came across this excellent site whilst doing an engine search for the name BOTWRIGHT. My Gran Candace Botwright from Seaham in County Durham married and became a Kerr-Morgan. My Grans parents originated in Norfolk/Suffolk and there were about 11 children at least one of who moved to Barnsley. another Zach emigrated to the USA around 1902. I would be grateful if any Botwrights reading this believe they may be related, please email me on

    geoffrey.kerr-morgan@ntlworld.com

    CAN ANYONE HELP FIONA, PLEASE SHE IS SEARCHING FOR THE GREENWOOD FAMILY.

    Dear Mary
     
    Further to previous I can confirm what I have found so far as follows -
     
    John William Greenwood b.1900 and lived in 4 Sidney Terrace, Cemetery Road, Barnsley.  The house had been in the family since before he was born (he's second generation Barnsley, father was Arthur Greenwood born Barnsley and mum Hannah Elizabeth Greenwood nee Dickson) so I know he was living at that address at least 60 years or more.
     
    John William married while he was in the army in 1918, the name I have of his wife is Winnie Greenwood nee McNally - although I think this was just a name she went by as opposed to one she was born under - I can't find any info for Winnie.  He had a son John Richard Greenwood 21st September 1918 who may possibly have died in 1990 in Barnsley.
     
    Trying to find anyone who may have known the family, maybe know where they are buried etc and any details of their whereabouts between 1960's until 1990 when I suspect John Richard died, any other living relatives would be amazing.
     
     
    Kind regards, fingers crossed!
     

    Fiona Boll
  • Holdsworth and Burnell Family

     

    My full name is Harry Burnell b. 28 July 1920.
    My sister Mary Burnell b. 25.02.1919. d. 26.01.1992 both born in Bierley. Bradford.

    Thomas Hinchcliffe. George Holdsworth. James Stott were all colliery workers.

    I spent some time in Barnsley during my lorry and bus driving days. Just after the war I drove a wagon on pit to factory coal which covered a lot of the Barnsley pits and further afield.

    I moved on to bus driving for the West Yorkshire Road Car Co Bradford depot.

    Years later found me coach driving for Wallace Arnold Tours which apart from tours covered express coach routes all over Britain but mainly Yorkshire to Sussex, Cornwall and Devon which took me into Barnsley for passengers

     

    My mother's maiden name was Lily Holdsworth B 11 May 1898 in Harvey Street Barnsley we are about to send for her birth certificate.

    My father Fred Burnell ( Bradford) and Lily Holdsworth were married in Barnsley in 1918 from a house in Mottram Street.

    They were divorced in 1927 and when this came about my mother Lily Burnell (nee Holdsworth) married Thomas Hinchcliffe in 1927 from a house in Heelis Street Barnsley.

    My mother had four brothers..Albert. George. Horace. Harry. Three sisiters..Amy. Elizabeth. Nancy.

    My mother's side of the family were all from Barnsley.

    Her Grandmother Ellen Stott b. 1825
    G/father...... James Stott b.1825
    Race Common Rd Barnsley.
    Head of household James Stott. 1861 UK Census. In 1881 UK census were living Long Car Street Barnsley.

    Her mother...Mary Ellen Holdsworth nee Stott b.1857. father George Holdsworth b. c1856
    Married 14 December 1873 Church of England address noted as St Georges.
    In 1881 UK Census were living in Sykes Street Barnsley. Head of Household George Holdsworth.

    Moved later to Harvey Street Barnsley where lily was born in 1898 who was the youngest of the family of four brothers...Albert. George, Horace. Harry. sisters Amy Elizabeth. Nancy.

     

    If you have any information which may help Harry, please will you email, Mary ...............barnsleyandfamily@msn.com

     

    Thank you.

    I am very pleased to report that a family member of Harry's, saw the above and is now in contact, Harry is delighted.

    Harry has been in touch and as I write this, his sister and her husband are visiting him in Australia, I am so thrilled that they are finally together.

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    I am very sad to say that Harry died last October, shortly after his 90th birthday, he was dearly loved by all who knew him and is missed so much.  Harry was a member of the Yorkshire Expats' Forum, we knew him as "Barney".   He was of the "old school" and a true Yorkshire man, who never forgot his roots, his sense of humour was wonderful, and some of the posts he wrote on the forum had us rolling with laughing.

     

    I am so pleased that he had the pleasure of meeting his Barnsley family and enjoyed knowing them for the last three years of his life.

    I was very honoured when Barney told me that he looked upon me as a member of his family, because, I had brought them together.

     

    Harry (Barney) holding the latest member of his family at his 90th birthday party August 2010.

    RIP Barney "me owd flower", you deserve it.

    21st September 2008