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Locating "Burnt Edge" of Cartworth/Hepworth
« on: Sunday 23 June 19 08:44 BST (UK) »
I have been using a very good transcription of the Kirkburton parish registers and have come across the location of "Burnt Edge" (sometimes Burnt-Edge) a handful of times, sometimes mentioned as being within Cartworth, and sometimes within Hepworth. I am not sure if they are one and the same. Either way, I can't for the life of me find any other record of such a location even on old OS maps of the area. Only the aforementioned transcription mentions it. I checked the originals and it certainly does look like Burnt Edge but I do wonder if it has been wrongly transcribed. It could be Burnt Lodge, but there doesn't seem to be any trace of that either.

Attached (I hope!) are just a couple of examples from the original, taken from the Family Search website. Suggestions would be much appreciated.

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Re: Locating "Burnt Edge" of Cartworth/Hepworth
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 23 June 19 08:52 BST (UK) »
Modern-day Birdsedge perhaps?
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Re: Locating "Burnt Edge" of Cartworth/Hepworth
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 23 June 19 17:42 BST (UK) »
Maybe it was the name of a farm rather than a more general location? The farm, and itís name, could be long gone.
Bradbury (Sedgeley, Bilston, Warrington)
Cooper (Sedgeley, Bilston)
Kilner/Kilmer (Leic, Notts)
Greenfield (Liverpool)
Holyland (Leic)
Pryce/Price (Welshpool, Liverpool)
Rawson (Leicester)
Upton (Desford, Leics)
Partrick (Vera and George, Leicester)
Marshall (Cheshire/Leicester)

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Re: Locating "Burnt Edge" of Cartworth/Hepworth
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 23 June 19 17:50 BST (UK) »
I used to live in Penistone south of Kirkburton and the name Burnt Edge rang a bell. Iíve had all my maps out and so far have had no success whatsoever.

Is there anybody else in the family who has a different place as their abode that might help to find Burnt Edge. I know you say that it maybe Cartworth or maybe Hepworth bu another place might help. Mean while Iíll keep looking!

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Re: Locating "Burnt Edge" of Cartworth/Hepworth
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 23 June 19 18:03 BST (UK) »
I was in a similar situation by the way, trying to locate Westnall and Waldershelf, which were placenames on the north side of Sheffield a couple of hundred years ago. I had an ancestor who lived there, according to PRs, but I could find no trace at all on any maps of where it might be.

I did eventually find them; they disappeared from maps when the Ewden Valley was flooded to create the reservoir there. Could something similar have happened to Burnt Edge?

It was info from the local history society in the area that eventually gave me my answer - have you checked the LHS for your area?
Bradbury (Sedgeley, Bilston, Warrington)
Cooper (Sedgeley, Bilston)
Kilner/Kilmer (Leic, Notts)
Greenfield (Liverpool)
Holyland (Leic)
Pryce/Price (Welshpool, Liverpool)
Rawson (Leicester)
Upton (Desford, Leics)
Partrick (Vera and George, Leicester)
Marshall (Cheshire/Leicester)

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Re: Locating "Burnt Edge" of Cartworth/Hepworth
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 23 June 19 18:50 BST (UK) »
What is the date of the examples you have given.

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Re: Locating "Burnt Edge" of Cartworth/Hepworth
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 23 June 19 19:07 BST (UK) »
There is an 1841  census record for an Abraham Beever born circa 1764 living at "Burntedge" Kirkburton. I can find the adjacent "Gate Head" on "old maps" but not Burntedge yet.

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Re: Locating "Burnt Edge" of Cartworth/Hepworth
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 23 June 19 19:12 BST (UK) »
Lots of references to Burnt Edge in the Huddersfield Parish Registers, but I haven't located it yet.
It seems to have been in Hepworth, so may just have been the name of a farm.
Como le dijo el mosquito a la rana, "Mas vale morir en el vino que vivir en el agua"

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Re: Locating "Burnt Edge" of Cartworth/Hepworth
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 23 June 19 19:22 BST (UK) »
There is a Brown Edge Road, just outside Hepworth.
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