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Help/advice needed to find Baptism c1893
« on: Sunday 22 October 06 19:45 BST (UK) »
I have a problem with my GGrandfather (well, I have a few, but one at a time! lol)

I have his birth cert for 22 Apr 1893. He was born at Listing Lane, Littletown in Liversedge (Spen Valley, near Cleckheaton).

I have his marriage in 1919, in Cleckheaton.
He died in 1953.

His name on his birth cert is Robert Crawshaw, son of Emma Ann Siddle (nee Haigh) and Joseph Crawshaw.
On his marriage and death, he appears as Siddle.

I have searched through countless churches and have found some of his siblings, namely Alonzo in 1889 and Olive in 1892. They were both baptised at Liversedge Parish Church 2 years after they were born. I cannot find any of the other children:

Clara Elizabeth Haigh, born 1879 Dewsbury
Tedbor Siddle, born 1882 Heckmondwike
Jane Ann Siddle, born 1885 Liversedge
Amanda Crawshaw, born 1891 Liversedge
Ada Crawshaw, born 1896 Liversedge
Norah Crawshaw, born 1898 Gomersal

From Listing Lane, the family moved to Walker Street which I believe was also in the Littletown area.

I've looked at churches in Liversedge, Cleckheaton, Bradford, Heckmondwike and Dewsbury but I have not found anything.

Can anyone suggest what else I can do to find the others, or if there would be another explanation of why they are missing?
Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
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Sagar, Orrell - Barnsley
Crawshaw, Howgate, Giggal, Butterfield, Hardy - Dewsbury
Hobson - Hathersage/Leeds
Roberts - Cleckheaton

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Re: Help/advice needed to find Baptism c1893
« Reply #1 on: Monday 23 October 06 00:58 BST (UK) »
Hi

Baptism records are usually only used to try and find out a date of birth plus parents names.

As you already have this info - can I ask why you want to find his baptism?

Emma married James Siddle in the December qtr of 1881 - when did she marry Crawshaw?

The 1891 census shows Joseph Crawshaw as the head but Emma is shown as Siddal and as his mother???  Joseph is 40 and Emma 30 so that leaves a lot to the imagination!!

1901 census is again Siddal and is head of house - no Joseph Crawshaw

Emma Siddal 40 
Ada  5 
Alonzo 13 
Amanda l 9 
Jane 16 
Norah 3 
Robert  7 
Ted 18  (Tedbor?)

Emma obviously never married Crawshaw so perhaps that's why Siddle was used instead of Crawshaw.

When Robert married - what name did he show for his father?


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Re: Help/advice needed to find Baptism c1893
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 24 October 06 17:49 BST (UK) »
Hi Carole

I want to find the baptism because I can't. Daft, I know but that's me :)
I also want his siblings birthdates but can't find them either. I figure if I find one, I get them all (well, I used to think that!)

Emma did marry James in 1881 - I have their cert.
She didn't marry Joe.

When Robert married, there is no father listed - that was why I started on the search lol

In 1901, Joe is with another "wife" I think.
Census information Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
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Sagar, Orrell - Barnsley
Crawshaw, Howgate, Giggal, Butterfield, Hardy - Dewsbury
Hobson - Hathersage/Leeds
Roberts - Cleckheaton