30 June 2010

Yorkshire folk in Dunwich Benevolent Asylum

Here are the names of 44 Yorkshire folk who were admitted to Dunwich Benevolent Asylum (Queensland, Australia) between 1882 and 1905. I'm sure there were many others. These are just the ones I noticed while using the records (which are at Queensland State Archives). Abbreviations: b.=born; YKS=Yorkshire. Warning! There are many spelling variants/errors in the original records.

APPLEYARD Richard, b. Leeds
BAILEY Samuel, b. West Riding
BEEVERS William, b. YKS
BINNINGTON John, b. Hull
BOOTH John Joseph, b. YKS
BROCKETT John, b. Whitby
BROWN Henry Archibald, b. Hull
BROWN Thomas Ellison, b. Hull
BURROWES Horatio, b. Bradford
CHADWICK James Machen, b. Rotherham
CLEARY Patrick, b. YKS
CLEGG John, b. YKS
COYNE John, b. Hull
CRAPPER William, b. Halifax
DAWSON William, b. Yedden
DEAN Joseph, b. Halifax
DENBIGH Richard, b. Bradford
DINSDALE James, b. Thirsk
ETHERINGTON George Pearson, b. Hull
EVERETT John Richard, b. Leeds
FULLER George, b. YKS
GARDINER Joseph, b. Whitby
GARDINER Sarah, b. YKS
GILL George, b. YKS
HALL William, b. Mask
HARLAND William, b. YKS
HARTRIDGE Robert, b. Dewsbury
HOLLINGDRAKE Binns, born Cunningworth
KENDAL Joseph (see KENDEL)
KENDEL Joseph (or KENDAL), b. Thorn
LLOYD William, b. Hull
OVEREND Thomas, b. Kilwick
PARKINSON Henry, b. Adwick Le Street
PARRY John Jones, b. Halifax
PIERCY John, b. Beverley
POLLARD James, b. Gisbourne
SADLER Frederick, b. Thirsk
SHEPHERD Thomas, b. Langton
SMITH William, b. Keithler
STEVENSON Thomas, b. Grimesthorpe
STOTT Thomas Dean, b. Halifax
THOMPSON Edward, b. Leeds
THOMPSON Joseph Valentine Beckett, b. YKS
WEATHERILL Walter, b. Scarborough (2 entries)
WIGELSWORTH George, b. YKS

Follow the instructions on the Frequently Asked Questions page of my Web site if you would like to know more about records of Dunwich Benevolent Asylum.

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28 June 2010

Yorkshire folk in Croydon QLD Australia

There are entries for these Yorkshire-born people in hospital admission registers for Croydon, Queensland, Australia, 1888-1896:

BELL Cain
BERRY Henry
CHARLSWORTH Samuel
DAVEY Hannah (see WHIP Hannah)
ECCLESTON William
ELGEY Ernest James
FLANNAGAN William
GILL John (see GILL William)
GILL William (or John)
GREGORY Robert
HASSELL John
HUDSON John
INGHAM Thomas
MILNER Thomas
OLDROYD Smith
SMITH Richard (b. Bradford)
SUTCLIFFE George
TURNER John
WHIP Hannah (nee DAVEY?)
WILLIAMSON John Staines

This is just a small selection. There are other Yorkshire folk among the 5,000 Croydon Hospital patients (1888-1925) listed on my Web site. The index to Croydon Hospital patients (including full Archives source references) is now on FindMyPast.

Register entries are not always complete, but there is provision for these details:

Name; date admitted; age; birthplace; occupation; religion; ship of arrival; how long in colony; place of residence; marital status; place of marriage, at what age, and name of spouse; names and ages of children living; number and sex of children deceased; father's name and occupation; father's present residence if living (or 'father dead'); mother's maiden name; disease or reason for admission; date of discharge or date and cause of death; sometimes additional remarks (medical history, social circumstances etc.)

Note that ship of arrival, place of residence, marital status and father's present residence are NOT shown on a Queensland death certificate; and a hospital register is sometimes the only surviving source of information about immigration.

To find out how to obtain photocopies from the hospital registers, see www.judywebster.com.au/croydon.html.

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09 June 2010

WEBSTER, Leeds, c1833

Seeking references to James Porter WEBSTER, born c1833 Leeds (West Yorkshire), son of George WEBSTER and Sarah (nee GIBLETT). I was surprised to find (in a census) that James was born in Yorkshire, as his family was from London, Middlesex and Surrey. I suspect that George's work may have involved some travelling.

08 June 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Mary AGAR, 1794


Headstone in St. Aidan's churchyard, Gillamoor, North Yorkshire, for my great-great-great-great-grandmother: "...Mary AGAR the wife of Jonathan AGAR who died Jany 27th 1794 aged 47 years". (Photo by Judy WEBSTER, 2002)

MATTHEW or MATHEW, Barton-le-Willows, NRY

Peter MATTHEW or MATHEW of Barton-le-Willows married Catherine (Kitty) ASHTON in 1803 at Kirby Misperton. Daughter Christiana MATTHEW (1806-1892) married William HUDSON of Barton-le-Willows. Another daughter, Jane MATTHEW, married William LEAPER.

07 June 2010

Farndale folk: headstones in nearby churchyards

In 1998 I transcribed some headstones for Farndale people from churchyards in nearby areas.

The surnames are:  ACONLEY;  ADAMSON;  AGAR;  ASH;  ATKINSON;  BAILEY;  BAYLIEFF;  BRECKON;  CARTER;  CLARK;  DIBB;  DUCK;  DUNNING;  EBESON;  EBETSON;  FEATHERSTONE;  GARBUTT;  GILL;  GRAYSTOCK;  HARRISON;  HEARD;  HELM;  HUGEL;  HUGILL;  IBBOTSON;  JACKSON;  JOHNSON;  LEE;  MAW;  MITCHELL;  PEACOCK;  POTTER;  SCARTH;  SMITH;  STONEHOUSE;  TAYLOR;  TEASDALE;  THOMPSON;  TINSLEY;  WARD;  WASS;  WILSON;  WINSPEAR.

If you are researching one of these surnames in Farndale, contact me at the email address shown on my main Web site.

HUDSON, Barton-le-Willows, North Yorkshire

I am interested in any HUDSON families connected with Barton-le-Willows (parish of Crambe) in any time period - especially William HUDSON (1806-1882), his wife Christiana (nee MATHEW or MATTHEW) and children John, William Henry, Elizabeth, Matthew, George, Charles, Robert, Mary, Henry. Some of the family later moved to Middlesbrough, Leeds, Stockton-on-Tees etc.
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