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England / Re: Silly Question ___WILLS
« on: Sunday 29 April 12 21:47 BST (UK)  »
Thanks Prue, that's great!!!!!


England / Silly Question ___WILLS
« on: Sunday 29 April 12 21:31 BST (UK)  »

Years ago before the cyber way of genealogy I had to visit Somerset House whenever i wanted to find a post 1858 Will.  I know that those probate admins are available on and they are the digital image of the books that I used to search in.  In Somerset House you could then see the actual Will.

So having found the probate on Ancestory, is there now a cyber way of applying for a copy of the related Will or do I still have to travel to London (somewhere in Hobourn) and personally order them???????

Thanks for any advice.



Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: John Clegg 1803 Sowerby Bridge
« on: Friday 06 May 11 09:32 BST (UK)  »
Thanks for that Trish, again I've learnt something else to help am enquiry (didn't know how the batch numbers worked...)

unfortunately we don't have a Charles or Sussanah from John and Susey, although i will only only have the surviving children and have not scoured the parish records for those who may not have survived to the first census. Also none of their children were baptised in Steep Lane and they were baptised all around that area, Sowerby, Sowerby Bridge, Scamondon....  But they did have a Thomas, and also they did name a child after Susy's amiden name (Hanson) which I know was a common thing anyway.

But nevertheless this is the most promising lead i have, and will have to work to find some cross reference somewhere. 

Thanks again.


Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: John Clegg 1803 Sowerby Bridge
« on: Friday 06 May 11 08:57 BST (UK)  »
Hi Andrea,

THanks for your reply.  I niaively didn't know that so thats new to me thank you.  That was the only LDS entry for Sowerby area, where in the census he consistently states he was born. 

I thought I may have to go through each parish church (may be St Peters Sowerby or Christchurch Sowerby Bridge) but I think I have to travel there to the archives library to do so as I don't think these records are on line.  (back to how we used to do it inthe old days)

Unfortunately when they got married on 25thDec 1922 in Halifax, there seems to be 'duty' witnesses as they appear on the other marriages that day and don't have surnames I recognise.

Thanks again for your reply, I shall look wider.


Yorkshire (West Riding) / John Clegg 1803 Sowerby Bridge
« on: Thursday 05 May 11 23:07 BST (UK)  »

I have been trying to progress back further than my Greatx3 Grandfather John Clegg.

I have researched most of his descendants and have a good knowledge of my genealogy back to him, however can't seem to go back further.

All census, death and marriage records show John Clegg was born in 1803 i(died1872) n Sowerby (Bridge maybe).  He married Susey Hanson (1802-1883) in Halifax in 1822.

The only record I can find of a birth is 23 MAR 1803   Steep Lane Baptist, Sowerby on the LDS records, however, this does not give any parents, so this does not take me back any further to the next generation. I've not had any other corroboration or cross-reference to provide any siblings for John, or his parents.  Does anyone know if Steep Lane records may provide parents, or this is the end of the line for my Cleggs of Sowerby Bridge.

I can provide any info about his descendants.



Derbyshire / Re: INquest Borough of Derby
« on: Saturday 09 April 11 21:12 BST (UK)  »
THanks very much for your reply. I will try them.



Derbyshire / INquest Borough of Derby
« on: Wednesday 06 April 11 12:25 BST (UK)  »

Does anyone know how or from where I can obtain details of a Coroners Court Inquest held in County Borough of Derby on 24th November 1965 is that the type of record that has to be many years old before it can be seen?

I have never had to look for an inquest so this is new to my research.



THanks for that information very ineresting. Seems I was a little late to see that removal. I wonder if the gravestones were preserved, I doubt it.

Inteserestingly seeing your names, the Mary WHitehead I referred to who was buried there, i believe to havehad the surname Gaukroger!.



I have two question if anyone knows.

1.  DOes anyone have any knowledge of the Halifax Orphanage, I can't find much information on line.  One of mine was an 'inmate' in 1871. It clearly wasn't just an Orphanage as he was 32 and looks like a workhouse. Just wondered what info was avialable out there, and if there are any records to look at.

2. A lot of my 'Cleggs' lived in West Street / West End Sowerby Bridge, and my Great Great Grandfather's brother William Clegg was very involved in the West End COngregational Church.  I don't know where he was buried yet (died 1900), but I do know my Greatx3 Grandmother Mary Whitehead was buried there in August 1874. 

Using old maps in 1994 I decided to take the four hour drive to visit, but of course not enough research as I found a different spirit there in the form of a petrol station. I have read somewhere that the Sunday school was still there where the graves were (I never saw it) but that again that has recently been removed.  My question is if anyone knows if the graves were moved or built upon, and if any of the gravstones were preserved.



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