Author Topic: Lord Carrington ownership of Mills in Yorkshire in 1840/50's  (Read 1651 times)

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Re: Lord Carrington ownership of Mills in Yorkshire in 1840/50's
« Reply #27 on: Friday 17 November 17 18:56 GMT (UK) »
Hi iwcc

John Sutcliffe Horsfall is probably not part of your Horsfall family unless from some generations further back in time. Horsfall is not an uncommon name in Yorkshire or Lancashire. (Over 1100 males in 1851)

John S. Horsfall is living with his grandmother Mary Sutcliffe at Bingley in 1851. She is a widow and an annuitant. Her sons aged 40 and 22 are also described as annuitants! So there is some brass in the Sutcliffe family.  John is 13 and a warehouse boy. Probably set to work in various departments to gain insight into the workings of the family business.  One obit states he worked in his uncle's business before coming to Australia. The visitor Sarah Bates, also an annuitant, is probably a sister in law of Mary as she was a Bates before her marriage to Joseph Sutcliffe.

John's parents were Jonas Horsfall and Martha Sutcliffe. There are trees on Ancestry that indicate Jonas arrived in Australia about 1852 which could be why John was living with his grandmother. He was a farmer. He died in Australia in 1878.

When John S. Horsfall died in 1916 he left an estate equivalent to half a million pounds in 2005 values. This would be even more than that in 2017 terms.

You would have to trace both families back to see if there is a connection. The further back you go it gets trickier to find the evidence to prove a line as records become more scarce and less informative.

Good Luck

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