Michael Sheard (1742-1811) and Sarah Barber

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Michael Sheard, son of Jonas Sheard, Born 1742, Great Gomersal

Michael Sheard, son of Jonas Sheard of Great Gomersall was baptized on December 12, 1742 in Birstall Parish.

A copy of the baptismal record of Michael Sheard form the Birstall Parish records


Marriage of Michael Sheard and Sarah Barber

Michael Sheard married Sarah Barber in May 1763 in Birstall Parish. The edges on this page of the Birstall Parish Bishop's Transcripts are totally blacked out from some sort of damage. The following is legible.
"and Sarah Barber both of Birstall, minors, were married in this church
Day of May in the year one thousand seven hundred and sixty three by me
ween us Michael Sheard "X" and Sarah Barber "X" Marks in presence of Zach"

The marriage record of Michael Sheard and Sarah Barber

In 2011 Ancestry.com posted a different set of Birstall Parish records and the marriage record is much more legible.

Michael Sheard and Sarah Barber both of Birstall minors were married in this church by banns with consent of parents this twenty forth day of May in the year one thousand seven hundred and sixty three by me J Harrison Curate This marriage was solemnized between us X Michael Sheard and X Sarah Barber marks. In the presence of Zach Hopkins and Joseph Wood.
Michael was just shy of his 21st birthday and Sarah was twenty when they were married. The age of majority in England at the time was twenty-one and parental consent was required for anyone under that age. There appears to have been a pregnancy involved here as a son, James, was born to Michael and Sarah in September 1763, four months after the marriage.


Children

Michael Sheard and Sarah Barber had the following children:
  1. James," son of Michael Sheard of Batley, laborer" was born on September 25 and baptized on October 2, 1763 in Batley Parish
    Further record:
    Possible marriage: James Sheard to Mary Crowther 29 March 1785 both of the parish both made their marks. The witnesses were Abraham Newsome (see Hannah Sheard below) and Benjamin Walker. NO children baptized in Batley Parish.
  2. Hannah Sheard (1765-1810) and Abraham (Abram) Newsom(e) (1765-1850) - clothier
    Birth: Hannah, "daughter of Michael Sheard of Batley, Lab." was born on October 21 baptized on November 3, 1765 in Batley Parish
    Marriage: Hannah Sheard married Abram Newsome on February 28, 1791 in Batley Parish, he signed, she x'ed, witnesses John Keighley and Robert Fernside (?)
    Abraham Newsome: Son of Squire Newsome, of Batley, clothier, and Mary Scharfe baptized 25 Jul 1765, Batley PC (VT, November 2004)
    Children:
    1. Sarah ✟ died as a child.
      Sarah of Abram Newsome of Batley, clothier, son of Squire by Hannah, his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard, October 5, 1791.
      Death: She must have died as another Sarah was baptized in 1801.
    2. Thomas ✟ died as a child.
      Thomas son of Abram Newsome of Batley, clothier, son of Squire by Hannah, daughter of Michael Sheard May 2, baptized June 29, 1793
      Death: Thomas son of Abram Newsome, of Batley, buried February 15, 1794
    3. Elizabeth ✟ died as a child.
      Death: Elizabeth daughter of Abram Newsome of Batley February 8, 1794
    4. Samuel Newsome (1795-) clothier - woolen manufacturer, Sarah Stubley, and Hannah Crowther
      Birth: Samuel son of Abram Newsom Batley, clothier, son of Squire by Hannah, his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard May 23 baptized June 3, 1795
      Occupation: Clothier (1815, 1817) - woolen manufacturer (1841) - grocer (1851)
      Residence: 1841, 1851 Havercroft, Batley.
      Marriage: Sarah Stubley, 12 Jul 1815, Batley, daughter of Joshua Stubley and Mary Blackburn, baptized 26 an 1794, Batley PC. (VT, November 2004). Both made their mark.
      Children:
      1. George Newsome (1815-) woolen weaver
        Baptism: 17 Sep 1815, bapt Batley PC (VT, November 2004)
        George son of Samuel and Sarah Newsome Batley clothier, September 17, 1815
        Marriage: Mary Ann (VT, November 2004)
        Children:
        1. Samuel of George and Mary Ann Newsome, Batley clothier, Nov 15, 1835 Batley All Saints
          Death: Samuel Newsome Batley March 28, 1837 age 1
        2. Samuel of George and Mary Ann Newsome, Batley clothier, 23 July 1837 Batley All Saints
        1841 Census: Havercroft Batley, next to Samuel Newsome and family, George Newsome age 25, woolen weaver, Mary Ann, age 25, rag sorter, Samuel 3.
        Death: 1 Feb 1845 (VT, November 2004) (VT, November 2004)
      2. Ann Newsome (VT, November 2004)
        Baptism: 28 Dec 1817, bapt Batley PC (VT, November 2004)
        Ann Newsome Birth Date: abt 1817 Parish: Batley, All Saints Baptism Date: 28 Dec 1817 Father's Name: Samuel Newsome Mother's Name: Sarah Newsome
        Death: 24 May 1818 in Batley (VT, November 2004)
      Death of Sarah Stubley Newsome: Sarah Newsome Batley age 43 years, December 7, 1836
      Marriage of Samuel Newsome and Hannah Crowther: 6 Feb 1837, Liversedge (VT, November 2004)
      Samuel Newsome of Batley in this county widower to Hannah Crowther widow by licence 6 Feb 1837 He made his mark; she signed. Liversedge Christchurch.
      Children of Samuel Newsome and Hannah Crowther :
      1. James L Lister Newsome of Samuel Newsome and Hannah 22 Nov 1840 (Batley indexes)
        James Lister Newsome MOTHER: Hannah Newsome FATHER: Samuel Newsome BIRTH: 25 Oct BAPTISM: 22 Nov 1840 - Batley, All Saints, Yorkshire, England, clothier
        Further Records: Listed in 1841 and 1851. Not in later censuses
      2. William c. 1845
        William Henry Lister Newsome MOTHER: Hannah Newsome FATHER: Samuel Newsome BIRTH: 5 Feb BAPTISM: 21 Mar 1845 - Batley, All Saints, Yorkshire, England, Manufacturer
        Further Records: Listed in 1851. Not certain in later censuses
      1841 Census: Havercroft Batley, Samuel Newsome, age 45, woolen M, Hannah, age 35, James Lister Newsome, 8 mos. Ann Hoult age 15 female servant. Next to them George Newsome age 25 woolen weaver, Mary Ann age 25, rag sorter, Samuel son age 3.
      1851 Census: Havercroft, Batley, Samuel Newsome, head age 55, grocer, born Batley Hannah, wife, age 49, grocers wife, born Hightown, James L, son age 11, scholar, William H. L. son, age 6, scholar.

      1822: Baines's Directory and Gazetteer Directory of 1822, Blanket maker, Newsome Samuel

    5. Lettice Newsome (1797-) and Joseph Chappel
      Birth: Lettice of Abram Newsome, son of Squire by Hannah his, wife, daughter of Michael Sheard June 28 Batley baptized June 21, 1797
      Marriage: Leticia Newsome married Joseph Chapel October 5, 1817 (Batley indexes)
      Joseph Chapel to Leticia Newsome both of the parish by banns October 5, 1817. Both made their mark
      Children:
      1. Benjamin Chappel (c 1820-) and Ann
        Benjamin circa 1820
        Marriage: August 11, 1840 St John's Wakefield Benjamin Chappel full age bachelor, clothier, Alerthorpe, father Joseph Chappel, clothier, and Ann Popplewell age 19, spinster Alverthorpe, father, Samuel Popplewell, clothier, Both made their mark.
        1861 Census: Commercial Street, Batley, Benjamin Chappel 40, publican beerhouse, born Batley, Ann Chappel 39, born Heckmondwike, Sarah Chappel 9, born Batley Simon Sheard 35, lodger, woolen weaver, born Batley, and two servants
      2. Ann circa 1821
      1851 Census: Havercroft, Batley, Letitia Chappel, heard wife, age 55, Benjamin, son, age 30, handloom weaver, Ann, daughter in law, age 29, cloth burler, Mary, granddaughter age 13, rag sorter, all born Batley
    6. John Newsome (1799-) clothier, and Rachael Healey
      Birth: John of Abram Newsome, clothier, son of Squire by Hannah, his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard August 4, Batley baptized September 18, 1799
      Marriage: John Newsome married Rachel Healey 17 Jun 1821 in Dewsbury. (VT, November 2004)
      John Newsome clothier and bachelor of the parish of Batley, to Rachel Healey spinster by banns,17 June 1821 Dewsbury All Saints. He signed; she made her mark
      Occupation: Clothier, Grocer and tea dealer
      Children:
      1. Abraham Newsome (1821), clothier, and Ann Pitt
        Birth: Abraham Newsome, baptized 29 Jul 1821, Batley. (VT, November 2004)
        Marriage: Ann Pitt 16 Aug, 1846 Batley (VT, November 2004) September 1846, Dewsbury, 22, 2 (Free BMD)
        Parish Church Batley August 16, 1846 Abraham Newsome, full age, bachelor, clothier Batley Carr, father John Newsome, clothier, to Ann Pitt full age spinster, Batley Carr, father George Pitt, carpet weaver, by banns. He signed. She x'ed.
        Children:
        1. John 1848 (VT, November 2004)
        2. Betsy born 1849 (VT, November 2004)
        3. George born 1851 (VT, November 2004)
        4. Rachael born 1856 (VT, November 2004)
        5. Sara Ellen born 1858 (VT, November 2004)
        1861 Censuses in Dewsbury: Vulcan Street, Abraham Newsome, head age 39, clothier, Ann wife, age 33, John W, son, age 13 scholar, Betsey, daughter, age 11, scholar, George P, son, age 10, scholar, Rachel, daughter, age 5, and Sarah, daughter, age 3, all born Dewsbury
      2. Hannah Newsome Baptism: 24 Jul 1825, Batley. (VT, November 2004)
      1861 Census: Dale Street Batley Carr, John Newsome, head age 61, grocer and tea dealer, Rachel, wife, age 61 and Mary Charlesworth, boarder, age 64 or 44.
      Death of Rachael: Not listed Free BMD as of Jan 2006
      Marriage of John Newsome and Faith Lord: March 1863, Dewsbury 9b, 549 (Free BMD)
      1871 Census: Great Horne Street, St Mary's Leicester John Newsome, head age 71, gent retired grocer, born Batley Faith Newsome, wife, age 64 and Hannah Lord, daughter age 21, machinist
    7. Sarah Newsome (1801-) and Michael Sheard (1798-1861), clothier - manufactuer
      Birth: Sarah of Abraham Newsom, clothier, son of Squire by Hannah, his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard November 5, Batley baptized December 27, 1801
      Marriage: Sarah Newsome married Michael Sheard, 3 April 1820, son of Michael Sheard and Sarah Lister (VT, November 2004)
      Michael Sheard of this parish and Sarah Newsome of this parish by banns. Both signed. Witnesses David Sheard and Jo Chadwick. 3 April 1830 (Batley Parish Records)
      More information on Sarah Newsome and Michael Sheard See, Michael Sheard and Sarah Lister
    8. Squire Newsome (1804-1855), clothier, and Mary Blackburn
      Birth: Squire of Abraham Newsome, son of Squire, by Hannah, his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard November 11 Batley baptized December 9, 1804
      Note: Squire Newsome, the grandfather of Squire Newsome was buried August 24, 1805.
      Marriage: Mary Blackburn 4 September 1825 Batley. Both made their mark. Witness John Newsome who signed his name.
      Children:
      1. Hannah Newsome (1826-) and William Killburn
        Birth: Hannah 21 May 1826 of Squire and Mary Newsome, Batley clothier (HDFHS CD)
        Marriage: William Killburn Dec 1850 Dewsbury 22 no page (Free BMD)
        December 14, 1856 Parish Church Birstall, William Killburn age 26, bachelor carpet weaver, Liversedge, father William Killburn, to Hannah Newsome age 24, spinster, Liversedge, father Squire Newsome rag merchant. by bann, He signed. She x'ed.Witnesses: John Newsome (signed) and John Woodcock (signed)
        1861 Census: Next to John Newsome on Dale Street, Batley, William Kilburn, age 37 carpet Weaver Manufacturer (master), wife, Hannah, age 34, and nephew Benjamin age 12, winder wool.
        Note: William was listed as a lodger with the Newsomes in the 1851 census.
      2. Sarah Ann Newsome (1827-) and John Wilcock
        Birth: Sarah Ann 18 September 1827 of Squire and Mary Newsome, Batley Clothier (HDFHS CD)
        Marriage: July 28 1847, John Wilcock full age bachelor clothier, Batley Carr son of David Wilcock clothier to Sarah Ann Newsome full age spinster, Batley Carr father Squire Newsome clothier. He signed. She made her mark, parish of Dewsbury All Saints.
        1861 Census: John Wilcock 35, woolen weaver, Sarah Ann Wilcock 33, Agnes Wilcock 10, Emma Wilcock 6, Jane Wilcock 2, Mirfield Ecclesiastical parish: St Mary County/Island: Yorkshire Country: England
      3. John Newsome (1830- ), rag dealer, and Hannah ____
        Birth: John 28 March 1830 of Squire and Mary Newsome Batley Clothier (HDFHS CD)
        Marriage: October 25, 1853 Dewsbury All Saints, John Newsome age 23, bachelor, rag dealer, Batley Carr, father Squire Newsome, rag dealer, to Hannah wilson age 21, spinster, Dewsbury father Thomas Wilson clothier, by licence. Both signed.
        Children:
        1. Mary
        2. Louise
        3. Eliza
        4. Harriett
        5. Sarah Ann,
        6. Emma married James Chappell per 1901 census
        1861 Census: Dale Street Batley, John Newsome, head, age 31, woolen weaver, Hannah, wife, age 29, Mary age 6, Louise, age 5, Eliza, age 2, Harriett, 11 mo. Everyone born Batley except Hannah who was born in Dewsbury.
        1871 Census: Dale Street Batley, John Newsome, head, age 41, woolen weaver, Hannah, wife, age 39, Mary age 16, wool weaver, Louise, age 15, wool weaver, Eliza, age 12, nurse, Harriett, 10 nurse, Sarah Ann, age 6, scholar, and Emma daughter age 3 months. Everyone born Batley except Hannah who was born in Dewsbury.
        1881 Census: Back Dale Street Batley, John Newsome, head, age 50, wool warehouseman, Hannah, wife, age 49, Louise, age 25, wool weaver, Eliza, age 22, wool weaver, Harriett, 20 wool weaver , Sarah Ann, age 16, woolweaver, and Emma daughter age 10 scholar.
        1891 Census: King Street Batley, John Newsome, head, age 61, woolen weaver, Hannah, wife, age 59, Louise, age 35, wool weaver, Emma daughter age 20 wool weaver.
        1901 Census: Providence Street Batley, John Newsome, head, age 71, retired cloth fuller, James Chappell son in law, married age 38, woolen spinner, Emma Chappell, daughter age 40, Percy Chappell grandson age 7.
        Note: Emma was only 30
      4. Joseph of Squire Newsome and Mary, Batley clothier, 29 Jul 1832 (Batley Parish)
      5. Emma Newsome (1834-) and Abraham Crawshaw
        Birth: Emma 18 May 1834 of Squire and Mary Newsome Batley clothier (HDFHS CD)
        Marriage: Parish Church Dewsbury, August 23, 1856, Abraham Crawshaw age 25, bachelor, blanket maker,, Dewsbury Moor, father Abraham Crawshaw blanket maker to emma Newsome age 23 spinster Batley Carr in Batley father Squire Newsome rag dealer, He shined. She made her mark.
        1861 Census: Widowed living with her mother.
      6. Mary of Squire and Mary Newsome 1 May 1836 (Batley indexes)
      7. William Newsome (1838-) cloth finisher, and Rachel Batty
        Birth: William circa 1838
        Marriage: December 8 1860 parish of Dewsbury, William Newsome, age 22, bachelor, cloth finisher, Batley Carr in Batley, father Squire Newsome, rag dealer, to Rachael Batty age 22 spinster Hanging Heaton, father John Batty clothier, by certificate. Both signed.
        Children:
        1. Martha c. 1870
        1861 Census: Dale Street Batley next to his mother and sisters, age 23, head, cloth finisher, Rachel, wife age 23, born Kendal, Westmoreland.
        1871 Census: Church Street, Batley, William Newsome 33, head, cloth finisher, Rachel, wife age 33, born Kendal, Westmoreland, Martha daughter age 1
        1881 Census: Trinity Street, Batley, William Newsome 43, head, cloth raiser, Rachel, wife age 43, dressmaker, born Kendal, Westmoreland, Martha E daughter age 11, scholar, and Martha Batty widow, mother in law widow age 63 born Flanshan (?)
        1891 Census: Soothill Terrace Dewsbury, William Newsome 53, head, cloth raiser, Rachel, wife age 53, dressmaker, born Kendal, Westmoreland, Martha daughter age 21, dressmaker
        1901 Census: Pa--- Street Dewsbury, William Newsome 63, head, fire wood dealer, Rachel, wife age 63, dressmaker, born Kendal, Westmoreland, Martha daughter age 31, dressmaker
      8. Mary Ann Newsome (1840-) and Jacob Wilman
        Birth: Mary Ann (Miriam) of Squire and Mary 16 February 1840 (Batley indexes)
        Marriage: October 13, 1861 Parish church Dewsbury, Jacob Wilman age 21, bachelor, cloth fuller, Dewsbury Moor, father, James Wilmann clothier, to Mary Ann Newsome, age 21 spinster, weaver, Batley father Squire Newsome rag dealer, by banns. Both signed. Witness Emma Crawshaw her mark.
        1881 Census: Bradford, Napier Street, Jacob Wilman 41, retired fish and game dealer, Mary Ann Wilman 41, Batley, Clara Wilman 18, blind Wilfred Wilman 9 Emma Wilman 5 Elizth. Newsome 36, sister in law, worsted weaver, Mary Ellen Newsome 2, niece
      9. Eliza Ann circa 1843 (per 1861, 1871 census)
      10. Elizabeth circa 1845 (per 1861, 1871 & 1881 census)
      1841 Census Batley: See Descendants of Michael Sheard in the Censuses
      1851 Census Batley: In Dewsbury, Squire Newsome head, age 46, rag dealer born Batley, Mary, wife age 49 born Dewsbury. John son age 21 assistant born Dewsbury, Emma, daughter, age 17 assistant, born Birstall, William son age 13, scholar, born Batley, Marriam daughter age 11, scholar, born Batley, Eliza Ann, daughter age 7 scholar, born Batley, Elizabeth daughter age ? scholar, born Batley, William Kilburn lodger, married age 26, carpet weaver born Birstall, and Hannah Kilburn, lodger, married, age 24, dress maker.
      Note: Hannah was Hannah Newsome born in 1826
      Death of Squire Newsome: Squire Newsome, Batley, Batley, All Saints, 1 Feb 1855, Age 51
      1861 Census Batley: Dale Street Batley, Mary Newsome, head, widow, age 59 born Dewsbury. Emma Crawshaw, daughter widow, age 27 dress maker, Mary Ann Newsome, daughter age 21, power loom weaver, Eliza Ann, daughter age 18 rag sorter, Elizabeth daughter age 16 power loom weaver
      1871 Census Batley: Dale Street Batley, Mary Newsome, head, widow, age 69 born Dewsbury. Eliza Ann, daughter age 27, cloth weaver, Elizabeth daughter age 25 cloth weaver, William Kilburn, son married age 46, carpet manufacturer Hannah Kilburn, daughter married age, 45
      Death of Mary Newsome:
    9. Ann of Abraham Newsome, son of Squire, by Hannah, his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard December 8 Batley baptized December 25, 1806
    10. William of Abraham Newsome, son of Squire, by Hannah, his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard February 6 Batley April 1, 1810
      Death: ????? William Newsome Parish: Batley, All Saints Burial Date: 5 Dec 1826 Burial Age: 16
      Further Records: No listed in UK censuses except 1841.

    Death of Hannah Sheard Newsome: October 12, 1810 buried Hannah, wife of Abram Newsome, Batley

    Death of Abraham Newsome: Abraham Newsome Parish: Batley, All Saints, Havercroft, Burial Date: 2 Jan 1850 Burial Age: 83

    Notes:

    • Literacy: When Hannah Sheard married Abraham Newsome in 1791 he signed his name and she made her mark.

      Their children:

      1. Samuel & his bride, Sarah Stubley both made their mark in 1815. As he did at his second marriage in 1837. His new wife Sarah Crowther signed her name.
      2. Littice and her husband Joseph Chappel both made their mark in 1817.
      3. John Newsome signed his name in 1821. His bride Rachel Healey made her mark.
      4. Sarah Newsome and Michael Sheard both signed at their marriage in 1825.
      5. Squire Newsome and his bride Mary Blackburn both made their mark in 1830.

      Some of the grandchildren of Abraham Newsome and Hannah Sheard signed and some x'ed. Benjamin Chappel x'ed in 1840. Abraham Newsome signed in 1846. Of the siblings (children of Squire Newsome) Hannah x'ed in 1856, Sarah Ann x'ed in 1847, John signed in 1853, Emma x'ed in 1856, William signed in 1860 and Mary Ann signed in 1861.

  3. Diana (Dinah) Sheard (1768-?) and William Walker (17-- - ), laborer - clothier
    Birth: Diana, "daughter of Michael Sheard of Great Gomersall" was baptized on June 5, 1768 in Birstall Parish
    Marriage: Dinah Sheard married William Walker, June 13, 1791, Batley Parish, he signed, she x'ed, witnesses William Blakeley and _ Ibberson (BatBR).
    William Walker: Son of Sarah Walker per baptism of Thomas in 1797.Son of Sarah Walker (Vivien Tomlinson, November 2004). Baptized 5 February 1775 William son of Sarah Walker, Batley singlewoman (BatBR)
    Note: William baptized in 1775 is an inappropriate record unless he was not baptized as an infant. If he was actually born in 1775 he would have only been 16 years old at the marriage to Dinah Sheard and the birth of their child Sarah Walker in 1791.
    Children:
      Note: Dinah must have been pregnant with her first child, Sarah, at the time of the marriage.
    1. Sarah of William Walker of Batley, clothier, by Dinah, his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard October 20, baptized November 13, 1791 (BatBR)
    2. James of William Walker of Batley clothier, son of __ by Dinah, his wife daughter of Michael Sheard, born 28 November 1794, baptized December 25, 1794 (BatBR)
    3. Thomas son of William Walker, son of Sarah Walker, by Dinah, his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard January 8, Batley baptized February 19, 1797 (BatBR)
      Death: Thomas Walker infant son of William Walker of Batley buried 24, November 1797 (BatBR)
    4. Joseph Walker (1798- ) and Amelia ___
      Birth: Joseph son of William Walker, labourer, son of Sarah, by Dinah, his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard, born Batley (no date) baptized October (no day) 1798 (BatBR)
      Marriage: Amelia (not in Batley parish - there are several possibilities in surrounding parishes)
      Children:
      1. Mary c. 1820
      2. James, 1821,
        ???? Son of Joseph Walker and Amelia Walker, Soothill, clothier, Dewsbury, 12 August 1821
      3. Elizabeth, c 1826
      4. Sarah Ann Walker: 1827 MOTHER: Amelia Walker FATHER: Joseph Walker BAPTISM: 15 Apr 1827 - Batley, All Saints, Yorkshire, England
      5. Hannah:
        MOTHER: Amelia Walker FATHER: Joseph Walker BAPTISM: 7 Jun 1829 - Batley, All Saints, Yorkshire, England
      6. Joseph son of Joseph and Amelia Walker Batley clothier June 12, 1831
      7. Ester: MOTHER: Amalia Walker FATHER: Joseph Walker BIRTH: 4 May BAPTISM: 17 Jun 1838 - Batley, All Saints, Yorkshire, England
      More who did not live
      1841 census: Spa Hill Batley, Joseph Walker age 40, woolen spinner, Amelia 40, Mary age 20, woollen lab, Elizabeth age 15, James age 15 shoe maker, Hannah age 12, Joseph age 10 Esther age 3
      1851 census: Providence Street, Batley, Joseph, age 52, spinner of woolen, born Batley, Amelia, wife age 53, born Dewsbury, Elizabeth, daughter 25, rag sorter, Hannah, age 22, rag sorter, Joseph, age 19, hair dresser, Esther, ag 12, flock dresser, children all born Batley
    5. Lydia, daughter of William Walker, clothier, by Dinah, his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard April 22 Batley baptized June 7, 1801 (BatBR)
    6. William, son of William Walker, son of _____ by his wife, Dinah, daughter of Michael Sheard August 23 Batley baptized August 18, 1803 (BatBR)

  4. Jonas, "son of Michael Sheard of Great Gomersall" was baptized September 12, 1770 in Birstall Parish. (This is definitely 1770)
    Death: Jonas son of Michael Sheard of Great Gomersal was buried 20 April 1770 (Cannot find this again. Ancestry goes from March to October. It is not April 1771 according to Ancestry.)

  5. Michael, "son of Michael Sheard" was baptized on December 21, 1771 in Birstall Parish.
    Further Records: No further records. No death listed Batley Burial Index Huddersfield & District Family History

    Nothing on Ancestry.com as of October 2011

  6. Mary Sheard (1772-1829) and Joseph Blakeley (1772-1818)
    Birth: Mary, "daughter of Michael Sheard of Great Gomersal" was baptized on August 28, 1772 in Birstall Parish.
    Marriage: Mary Sheard married Joseph Blakely, April 15, 1792, Batley. Witnesses Wm Chadwick and Benjamin Pyrah (VT, November 2004)
    Joseph Blakeley of this parish and Mary Sheard of the same by banns 15 April 1792. Both made their marks. Batley Parish Records.
    Joseph Blakeley: Joseph Blakeley was the son of Joseph Blakeley, Batley clothier, 1827 baptized 20 Apr 1772, Batley PC (VT, November 2004)
    Children:
    1. John Blakeley (1792- 1851) Dewsbury clothier, merchant, and Rosemary (Mary) Mason
      Birth: John, born June 24, 1792 Batley, baptized July 15, 1792, Batley PC ( VT, November 1004)
      Marriage: John Blakeley married Rosemary Mason 17 August 1821 St John Wakefield (LDSIGI)
      John Blakeley of the parish of Dewsbury and Rosemary Mason by license 13 August 1821. Both signed. Witnesses: Richard Walker and cannot read. Wakefield St John the Baptist.
      Children:
      1. John Mason of John Blakeley and Rosemary 7 Aug 1825, Dewsbury clothier
      2. William Mason of John Blakeley and Rosemary 25 April 1830, Dewsbury, clothier
      3. Thomas Mason Blakeley born 1834 of John Blakeley and Rosemary, Dewsbury clothier, baptized 10 October 1836
      4. Frances Amelia of John Blakeley and Rosemary, 10 October 1836, Dewsbury merchant, Batley all Saints
      1841 Census: Dewsbury, Batley Carr Road, (next to Robert Blakeley and near George Blakeley) John Blakeley, age 45, rag merchant, Mary, age 40 John age 15, William age 12, Thomas age 7, and Frances Amelia age 5 on Batley Carr Road.
      Death of John Blakeley: 1851
      1861 Census: St Pancras, Middlesex, England, Rosemary Blakeley head, widow age 60, proprietor of houses, Wakefield, Yorkshire, John M son, age 35, unmarried, house agent, Dewsbury, Yorkshire, Thomas Earnehan husband, age 24, publisher, Lumbeth Surrey, Emmeline E wife, age 24, Nottingham Sussex
    2. Benjamin Blakeley (1794-1819) and Elizabeth Blacker
      Benjamin born 8 Apr in Batley, baptized May 4, 1794 Batley PC ( VT, November 2004)
      Marriage: Elizabeth Blacker 16 Jan 1815 in Batley ( VT, November 2004)
      Parish of Batley 16 Jan 1815, Benjamin Blakeley of this parish and Elizabeth Blacker of this parish by banns. He made his mark. She signed. Witnesses: Thomas Parr and John Blakely (signed)
      Children: None baptized in Batley parish
      Death : Died 1819 (VT, November 2004) Benjamin Blakeley Manchester, July 19 age 25.
      Batley All Saints, Benjamin Blakeley Manchester July 19, 1819 age 25.
    3. Harriet Blakeley (1796-) and William Wood
      Birth: Harriet of Joseph Blakely, son of Joseph, by Mary, his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard April 14, Batley baptized May 4, 1796
      Marriage: William Wood, 22 Nov 1813 Batley ( VT, November 2004)
      William Wood: Occupation butcher (VT, November 2004)
      William Wood and Harriett Blakeley both of the parish by banns. He signed. She made her mark. 22 Nov. 1813 Batley All Saints.
      Children:
      1. Elizabeth 30 Jun 1816, of William and Harriet Wood, Batley butcher
      2. Joseph Blakeley Wood, 17 Sept 1819 of William and Harriet Wood, Batley Butcher
      3. Mary 14 October 1821 of William and Harriet Wood, Dewsbury Butcher
      4. Benj Blakeley 18 Sept 1822 of William and Harriet Wood, Dewsbury Butcher
        1851 Census: In Dewsbury, Benjamin Blakeley Wood, age 29, rag grinder, born Dewsbury, Sarah wife, Joseph son Elizabeth Daughter Edward son
      5. James 14 Nov 1824 of William and Harriet Wood, Batley Butcher
      6. William 21 May 1826 of William and Harriet Wood, Batley Butcher
      7. Harriet 30 Nov 1828 of William and Harriet Wood, Batley Butcher
      8. Ellen 20 Feb 1831 of William and Harriet Wood, Birstall Butcher
      9. Thomas 22 Sept 1833 of William and Harriet Wood, Batley Butcher
      10. Joseph Elizah 18 September 1836 of William and Harriet Wood, Dewsbury Butcher
      11. Note: All baptismal records for children of William and Harriett from Huddersfield and District Batley Parish Baptisms 1699-1836
      Death of William Wood: Wood, William butcher, Howden Clough Dec 16, 1838 age 44 Birstall Parish
      1841 Census: Dewsbury, Harriett Wood, age 40, ind, Mary age 15, Benjamin age 15, clothier, Ellen age 8, Thomas age 7, Elijah age 5 Joseph age 3, Matthew Blakeley age 25 clothier
      1851 Census: Dewsbury, Harriett Wood head widow, age 58 (?) formerly shop keeper, born Batley, Hariett daughter, age 22, rag sorter, born Dewsbury, Thomas son age 17, mule piecer, born Birstall, Elijah, son, age 16, wool carder, born Dewsbury, Joseph Blakeley, nephew age 16, born Birstall, Benjamin Blakeley age 9, born Dewsbury
    4. Thomas of Joseph Blakely Batley, clothier, son of Joseph by Mary, his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard February 16 Batley baptized April 8, 1799
    5. Joseph and
    6. Mary of Joseph Blakely, son of Joseph, by Mary, his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard March 7 baptized March 13, 1801 Batley
    7. William son of Joseph Blakely, clothier, son of Thomas, by Mary, his wife daughter of Michael Sheard March 24, Batley baptized March 28, 1802 (BatPR)
      Death: William son of Joseph Blakeley buried February 4, 1810
    8. Robert Blakeley (1804-1869) Dewsbury clothier, farmer, and Mary Whitehead
      Birth: Robert of Joseph Blakely, clothier, son of Joseph, by Mary, his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard born May 14 Batley baptized June 3, 1804
      Marriage: Robert Blakeley to Mary Whitehead 9 Dec 1827 Dewsbury (LDSIGI)
      Robert Blakeley, clothier bachelor and Mary Whitehead, both of the parish of Dewsbury 9 Dec 1827. He made his mark. She signed. Witnesses: John Blakeley and George Blakeley (both signed)
      Children:
      1. Joseph Blakeley (1828-) and Lydia
        Baptism: March 9, 1828 Dewsbury Joseph of Robert and Mary Blakeley, Dewsbury, clothier,
        1871 Census: Stonefield Terrace, Dewsbury, age 42, manufacturer coal owner and farmer, Lydia age 38, Stanley age 9, Alice age 4 Ethel age 4 all born Dewsbury, plus 5 servants and a visitor, Charles Brooke age 13.
      2. John Whitehead Blakeley (1829-) and Margaret
        Birth: John Whitehead Blakeley 20 March 1829, selected births and christenings.
        1871: Falsgrave, Yorkshire, England John W Blakeley 42, solicitor, born Dewsbury, Margaret wife 39, and a 21 year old servant
      3. William Blakeley (1832-) and Maria
        1861 Census: Elmwood Pl, Dewsbury, William Blakeley, age 28 manufacturer of woolen cloth employing 86 men and 20 boys and 8 women, born Dewsbury, Maria B wife, age 27, born Derbyshire, Hebrert C son age 5 mos. Abigail A Parker servant, Maryann Stacks servant
        1871: Cliff House, Quarry Hill, Horbury, William Blakeley head age 38, J.P. Alderman, woolen manufacturer employing 600 hands, born Dewsbury, Marie M wife, age 36, born Derby, Clara C age 8, born Dewsbury, William N age 6, Florence M age 4, Robert H age 3, Percy, age 1 Marie S. age 1 all born Horbury, and six servants.
        1891: Huddersfield, Woodleaf, William Blakeley, head, age 58, woolen manufacturer, born Dewsbury, Marie B wife, age 57 born Derby, Robert H son age 23,born Horbury, Emily age 18, born Huddersfield, Edith age 16, born Huddersfield, three servants
        1901: Huddersfield age 68 retired cloth manufactuer with Marie B age 67 born Derby and several servants.
      4. Robert Blakeley and Mary
        1871 Census: Crackenedge, Dewsbury, Robert Blakeley, age 32, shoddy manufacturer, born Dewsbury, Mary E wife, age 25 born Derbyshire, Arthur son age 5, born Dewsbury two servants
        1881 Census: North Meols, Lancashire, 41 Leyland Rd, Robert Blakeley,age 42, shoddy merchant born Dewsbury, Mary E. wife, age 35 born Derby, Gertrude M age 9, Emmaline age 6, Harold age 3, three servants,
      5. Charles (1841-) and ??
        1871 Census: Stonefield Terrace next to Joseph, Charles Blakeley widow age 30, woolen merchant, Ada S age 8, George F age 3, Elizabeth Brooke visitor age 36, widow, and 2 servants
      6. Mary
      7. Hannah
      1841 Census: Dewsbury, Batley Carr Road, Robert, age 35, woolen rag merchant, Mary age 40, Joseph age 13, John age 12, William age 9, Robert age 3, Charles age 1, Mary Pearce (?) FS, Hannah B---- FS
      1841: West-riding election. The poll for two knights of the shire, for the west ... By York county, west riding Robert Blakeley Batley carr new road, Dewsbury
      1851 Census: Dewsbury, Bradford Road, Robert, head, age 46, manufacturer woolen cloth, born Heckmondwike, Mary wife, age 50, Joseph age 23, son woolen cloth manufacturer, William age 18 Robert age 12 two servants. Charles not listed.
      1861 Census: Dewsbury, Spring Field Terrace, Robert, head widower, age 56, woolen rag merchant, Batley, Robert, son, age 22, woolen rag merchant, Dewsbury, Charles, son, age 20, woolen rag merchant, Dewsbury, Mary Ann Floy Thompson, servant, age 18, Lancaster, Liverpool, Elizabeth Hidd, servant, age 22, Pontefract. Next to Joseph Blakeley head age 32 coal proprietor, born Dewsbury and his wife, Lydia afe 28, their son Alfred B, and three servants.
      Death of Mary Blakeley:
      Death of Robert Blakeley: 1869 JFM age 64, Dewsbury 9b 438 (Free BMD)

      Probate: Blakeley, Robert esq. effects under 45,000 pounds, 21 April 1869, The will of Robert Blakeley the elder of Dewsbury in York, died March 8, 1869 at Dewsbury, oaths of Joseph Blakeley of Dewsbury, Merchant John Whitehard Blakeley of 10 Bedford-row Middlesex, Solicitor and William Blakeley of Dewsbury "aforesaid Woolen, manufacturer" the sons of the Executors.

    9. George Blakeley (1806 -1865) and Elizabeth Crawshaw
      Birth: George of "Joshua Blakely, son of Joseph, by Mary, his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard November 4, Batley baptized December 25, 1806.
      Marriage: Elizabeth Crawshaw 22 Jan 1829 in Dewsbury PC (Vivien Tomlinson, November 2004)
      George Blakeley clothier bachelor and Elizabeth Crawshaw spinster by license 22 January 1829 Dewsbury parish church. Both signed. Witness Benj Crawshaw.
      Children:
      1. Benjamin Blakeley (1826 -1865) and Marie Louisa Wooler
        Baptism: Benjamin was baptized at Dewsbury Parish Church 20th Sept 1829, the eldest son of George Blakeley and Elizabeth, nee Crawshaw. (Information from Vivien Tomlinson, March 13, 2003)
        1851 Census: The 1851 census shows George living at Hirst House, Batley, with Elizabeth, Benjamin, and other children. (Information from Vivien Tomlinson, March 13, 2003)
        Connection: Another interesting connection here is that George, baptized Batley 25,1806, was son of Joseph Blakeley and Mary, nee Sheard. This Mary Sheard was sister to Lydia and Elizabeth, wives respectively of Benjamin Law and Benjamin Parr, the developers of the Shoddy process. (also cousins to another of my own ancestors, Michael Sheard the elder.) Information from Vivien Tomlinson, March 13, 2003)
        Vivien Tomlinson's article on Shoddy Manufacturing in Berlin German: Go to Making Shoddy in Berlin
        Marriage: Mary Louise Wooler, (Information from Vivien Tomlinson, March 13, 2003), Sept quarter 1856 Dewsbury 9b 585 Benjamin Blakely and Mary Louisa Wooler (FreeBMD)
        Additional Information about Marie Wooler from Sheila Gordon, 2006:
        Maria Louisa Wooler has some very exciting connections. She was the daughter of Dr. William Moore Wooler of Dewsbury. One of his sisters and therefore Maria's aunt, was a Miss Margaret Wooler, who was headmistress of a school called Roe Head, near Mirfield, a school to which the young Charlotte Bronte was sent. She later returned there as a teacher, but Margaret Wooler remained a close friend of Charlotte Bronte's and indeed gave her away at her wedding. So it is likely that Benjamin and Maria Louisa would have known the Brontes and indeed I received a note from Australia only yesterday confirming that this was so. Maria Louisa was born in Derby in 1832 and died in Dewsbury in 1920.
        Yet another of Maria's aunts, was Marianne, who married the Rev Thomas Allbutt. Their son, Thomas Clifford Allbutt (Sir T.Clifford!) was a consultant physician at Leeds and went on to invent the short clinical thermometer. (I have just found out that last year was a celebration of his life and a blue plaque was erected in Leeds to him). In 2004 a Sir T C Allbutt bequest was made to the Bronte museum, Haworth, Yorkshire of the letters of Charlotte Bronte to Margaret Wooler.

        Hope this is helpful! Sheila Gordon
        Children:
        1. Ada Maria born in Kopenick Information from Vivien Tomlinson, March 13, 2003)
        2. George Ernest B. born in Kopenick Information from Vivien Tomlinson, March 13, 2003)
        3. Max William born in Kopenick Information from Vivien Tomlinson, March 13, 2003)
        4. Alice, born in Dewsbury Information from Vivien Tomlinson, March 13, 2003)
        5. Edith Helen, born in Dewsbury Information from Vivien Tomlinson, March 13, 2003)
        6. Edward Reginal born in Dewsbury Information from Vivien Tomlinson, March 13, 2003)
        7. Clifford Allbut born in Dewsbury Information from Vivien Tomlinson, March 13, 2003)

        Cöpenick, Germany: Benjamin Blakeley resigned 31 December 1870 and

        "the company entered in its place the manufacturer and merchant James Blakely, Copenick according to our catalogue 27 April 1871 Berlin
        Deutscher reichs-anzeiger und Königlich preussischer staats-anzeiger ... By Germany. Reichskanzlei

        Benjamin Blakeley in 1881 Census England as suggested by Vivien Tomlinson:

        1. Benjamin Blakeley, Head, M, age 51, born Dewsbury, York, England, Oil And Soap Agent
        2. Maria Louisa Blakeley, Wife, M, age 49, born Derby, Derby, England, Oil And Soap Agent
        3. Ada Maria Blakeley, Daur, U, age 23, born, Copenick B S, Prussia, Oil And Soap Agent
        4. George Ernest B. Blakeley, Son, U, age 22, Copenick B S, Prussia, Solicitor Articled Clerk
        5. Max William Blakeley, Son, U, age 21, Copenick B S, Prussia, Architects Clerk
        6. Alice Blakeley, Daur, U, age 18, born Dewsbury, York, England, Teacher
        7. Edith Helen Blakeley, Daur, U, age, 16, Dewsbury, York, England 
        8. Edward Reginald Blakeley, Son, U, age 7, born Dewsbury, York, England Scholar
        9. Clifford Allbut Blakeley, son, U, age 5, born Dewsbury, York, England Scholar
        10. Margaret E. Wooler, Sister In Law, U, Female, 52, born Batley, York, England Annuitant
        11. Sarah Bircham, Serv, U, age 22, born Branston, Norfolk, England Domestic Serv
        West Park Street Fairfield Terrace, Dewsbury, York, England, Family History Library LDS 1881Census Search
        See bottom of the page for a picture of Benajmin Blakeley
      2. Sarah Blakeley (Information from Vivien Tomlinson, November 2004)
      3. Edward Blakeley, Baptism: 3 May 1835, bapt Dewsbury PC (Information from Vivien Tomlinson, November 2004)
        1861 Census: Stonefield Terrace Dewsbury, Edward Blakeley, unmarried, head, age 26, Shoddy merchant born Dewsbury, Ann Thomas servant
        Death; Edward Blakeley Mar 1866 Dewsbury (Ancestry.com)
      4. George Stanhope Blakeley, Baptism: 24 Feb 1837, bapt Dewsbury PC (Information from Vivien Tomlinson, November 2004)
        1861 Census: Stonefield Terrace Dewsbury, George S Blakeley, head, married, age 24, woollen manufacturer, born Dewsbury, Eliza wife, age 23, born Dewsbury Eliza Blackburn servant
        1871 Census: George S Blakeley, head age 34, woolen merchant, Eliza wife, age 33, Alexander son age 4 or 9, two servants,
      5. Elizabeth Blakeley, born Abt. 1841. (Information from Vivien Tomlinson, November 2004)
      6. James H. Blakeley, born Abt. 1843. (Information from Vivien Tomlinson, November 2004)
      7. Mary A. Blakeley, born Abt. 1845. (Information from Vivien Tomlinson, November 2004)
      8. Emily Blakeley, born Abt. 1847. (Information from Vivien Tomlinson, November 2004)
      9. Frederick W. Blakeley, born Abt. 1851. (Information from Vivien Tomlinson, November 2004)
      1841 Census: Batley Carr Road, Dewsbury (near Joseph and John Blakeley) George age 30, rag merchant, Elizabeth age 30, Benjamin age 11, Susannah age 9, Sarah age 7, Edward age 5, George age 4 Samuel age 2 and Elizabeth age 3 mo.
      1841: West-riding election. The poll for two knights of the shire, for the west ... By York county, west riding George Blakeley Batley carr
      1851 Census: Hirst House Batley, George age 44, manufacturer woolen firm employing 14 men and 44 women, Elizabeth wife age 43, Benajmin age 21 Sarah daughter age 16, James son age 8 Elizabeth daughter age 10, Mary A daughter age 6, Emily daughter age 4 Frederick W son age 3 mo. and two servants. George and Frederick born Batley rest of the Blakeleys born Dewsbury.
      1861 Census: Holling --oyd House Dewsbury Bank, Dewsbury, George age 54, merchant (woolen) born Batley, Elizabeth wife age 52, Samuel age 22, James A son age 18 Elizabeth daughter age 20, and two servants.
      Death of George Blakeley: April 2, 1865, will: under £20,000 (Vivien Tomlinson, November 2004)
      Will 1865: Blakeley, George effects under 20,000 pounds, June 17 1865 George Blakeley late of Dewsbury York, woolen manufacturer will proved on the oath of Benjamin Blakeley of Dewsbury woolen Manufacturer and Edward Blakeley Dewsbury woolen manufacturer sons of George Blakeley.
    10. Matthew Blakeley (1813 - 1860) and Hariett Windle
      Birth: Matthew of Joseph Blakely, clothier, son of Joseph by Mary, his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard June 27 Batley baptized August 16, 1812.
      1851 Census: Batley Carr Road Dewsbury: Matthew Blakeley age 38, rag merchant born Batley Hariet wife age 36, born Soothill.
      Death: Matthew Blakeley Mar 1860 Dewsbury, 9b 351 (FreeBMD)
      Matthew Blakeley Dewsbury, March 4 age 47.

      Harriett Blakeley in the 1861 Census: Ailn Croft Dewsbury, Edward Windle, head, age 72, woolen weaver, Hannah Windle wife, age 72, Harriett Blakeley daughter, widow, age 47, woollen rag sorter, all born Dewbury

    The Blakeleys and Shoddy Trade:

    "It appears the Blakeley family were at one time much more numerous and that three of them took their business away from Batley. Two- George and Robert - established a business at Dewsbury and from them sprung some of the most prominent of Dewsbury citizens. The third whose name I have forgotten went into Germany and is the pioneer of the shoddy trade in that country."

    Batley News July 18th 1909 Article in the Batley News Transcribed by Wendy Rose, 2006

    1848 Fire at the mill: Various "snippets" on the internet indicate at fire at the Blakeley mills:
    A most destructive fire broke out in the rag-grinding mills of Messrs. Robert Blakeley and son, Dwesbury. The building which was five stories high, was totally destroyed. (Annals of Yorkshire John Mayhall 1848 snippet)

    and
    Messrs. Robert Blakeley and Sons, importers of foreign shoddy, Bradford-road, Dewsbury. The Fire was discovered by a woman named Crawshaw, the wife of one of the workmen who resides near. She gave an alarm, and the bell of Messrs.......

    In 1864 Robert Blakeley and sons were importers of foreign shoddy and mungo on Bradford Rd Dewsbury (http://www.vivientomlinson.com/batley/p56.htm) In 1849 the Blakeleys had a shoddy mill in the immediate outskirts of Dewsbury.

    1859: The London Gazette August 5, 1862

    Robert, Geo. and Jos. Blakeley gave notice that the partnership of the three "carrying on business in copartnership at Dewsbury in the County of York as Merchants" was absolved by mutual consent.

    1862: "Blakeley Bros, Dewsbury, Shoddy and mungo from woolen rags" Official Catalogue of the Industrial Department exhibitors at International Exhibition on Industry and Art, London)

    In 1871 there was a fire at the Blakeley Shoddy Stores in Dewsbury.

    Death of Mary Sheard Blakeley: Died October 9, 1829 in Dewsbury. Buried October 13, 1829 in Batley (Information from Vivien Tomlinson, November 2004) age 57 years

    Death of Joseph Blakeley: Joseph Blakeley of Batley, February 12, 1818, age 45

    Foreign Textile Notes 1889:

    "A dividend of 9 per cent, on prior stock, and of 7 per cent, on common stock was declared by the English Woolen Manufacturing Co. of Grunberg, used to be Oldroyd & Blakeley." (Fibre & Fabric: A Record of American Textile Industries in the ..., Volume 10)

  7. The family of Michael Sheard moved from Gomersall, Birstall Parish to Batley, Batley Parish between the birth of Mary in 1771 and the birth of Martha in 1774

  8. Martha Sheard (1774-1851) and Joseph Ackroyd (Ackeroyd/Akeroyd)
    Birth: Martha, of Michael Sheard, Batley clothier, baptized December 26, 1774 in Batley Parish
    Marriage: Martha Sheard and Joseph Ackroyd October 18, 1795 Batley parish. He signed. She made her mark.
    Birth of Joseph Ackeroyd: None in Batley parish
    Children:
    1. Benjamin of Joseph Ackroyd, clothier, son of Michael by Martha, his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard born March 28, baptized June 26, 1796
    2. James of Joseph Ackroyd, clothier, son of Michael by Martha, his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard August 29, baptized September 18, 1799 Batley
    3. Elizabeth of Joseph Ackroyd, clothier, son of Michael by Martha, his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard April 20, Batley baptized ___ 13, 1802
    4. William of Joseph Ackroyd, clothier, son of Michael by Martha, his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard March 1 Batley baptized February 27 1805
    5. Abraham of Joseph Ackroyd, clothier, son of Michael by Martha, his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard April 8 baptized May 3, 1807
    6. Sarah of Joseph Ackroyd, clothier, son of Michael by Martha, his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard May 30 baptized Heckmondwike June 25, 1809
    7. Ann of Joseph Ackroyd, clothier, son of Michael by Martha, his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard February 7 Heckmondwike March 29, 1812
    Censuses 1840: Liversedge, Birstall, Heckmondwike, George Street, Joseph Ackroyd age 60 wool carder, Martha age 60, James 40 woolen spinner, Nancy age 35, Joseph age 15 Harriet age 15, William age 35, carpet weaver, Martha age 8
    Death: Martha Ackroyd 30 March 1851 age 76 Heckmondwike St James, wife of Joseph, Birstall Township of Heckmondwike Diocese of Ripon, St James.
    Death: Joseph Ackroyd Heckmondwike Feb 13, 1853 age 80 years Birstall Township of Heckmondwike Diocese of Ripon, St James
  9. Sarah Sheard (1777-?) John Bowling and Thomas Autey/Auty
    Birth: Sarah, "daughter of Michael Sheard of Batley, clothier, son of "James" Sheard by Sarah, his wife, daughter of Thomas Barber" was on born July 6 and baptized on July 20, 1777 in Batley Parish. "James" must be a clerical error. It should be "Michael".
    Marriage: Sarah Sheard and John Bowling January 17, 1796, Batley Parish. He signed. She x'ed.
    John Bowling:
    Children:
    1. Thomas of John Bowling, clothier, of Batley, son of Thomas by Sarah, his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard November 19, baptized November 26, 1796.
    2. John of John Bowling, son of Thomas, by Sarah, his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard November 7 Batley baptized December 26, 1797
      Marriage: John Bowling to Hannah Senior 10 June 1816. He x'ed. She signed. Witness Thos Parr.
      Children:
      1. Ann Bowling and William Graham
        Birth: Ann 12 Jul 1818 John Bowling and Ann, Batley, clothier
        Marriage: December 24, 1838 parish church Batley, Ann bowling age 20 spinster, Batley father John Bowling clothier, and William Graham full age bachelor joiner, Batley father Francis Graham, shoemaker, by banns. He signed. She made her mark. Witness --- Senior
        1851 Census: William Graham 33, millwright, born Wakefield Yorkshire, Ann Graham 33, born Batley, Yorkshire William Graham 10, born Batley, John H Graham 6 Alison S Graham 2 Frances Graham 3 MO Newcastle Upon Tyne St John County/Island: Northumberland Country: England
      2. Mary 28 May 1820 John Bowling and Hannah, Batley, clothier
      3. James ✟ died as a child.
        Baptism: 7 April 1822 John Bowling and Hannah, Batley, clothier
        Death: James Bowling Batley, Batley, All Saints, Burial Date: 15 Apr 1825 Burial Age: 3
      Death: John Bowling Parish: Batley, All Saints Burial Date: 13 Oct 1822 Burial Age: 24
    Censuses: Not in Batley
    Death Of John Bowling: 27 January 1801 "Bat" (Parish Record)
    Marriage: Thomas "Awtey" to Sarah Bowling 22 March 1801
    Birth of Thomas Auty: Not in Batley parish
    Children:
    1. George 8 April 1802, 13 May 1802 to Thomas Autey and Sarah (index)
      Death: George son of Thomas Autey 25 August 1807 Batley (Parish Record)
    2. Anne of Thomas Autey, clothier, by Sarah, his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard born ____ Batley baptized September 17, 1806 (BatPR)
      Death: 19 February 1808 (Index)
      Ann daug of Thos Autey Infant Batley February 19, 1807

    Death of Sarah Sheard Bowling Autey:

  10. Elizabeth Sheard (1779-?) and Benjamin Parr

    Birth: Elizabeth daughter of Michael Sheard Batley, clothier, son of Jonas by Sarah, his wife, daughter of Thomas Barber born May 7 and baptized June 21, 1779 Batley.

    Marriage: Elizabeth Sheard married Benjamin Parr in St Peter's Leeds July 4, 1799

    Benjamin Parr of this parish clothier and Elizabeth Sheard spinster, by license, July 4, 1799 Leeds Parish Church. He signed. She made her mark. Witnesses Joseph Blakeley (his mark) and Thos Atkinson (Leeds Parish Records)
    Note: Joseph Blakeley may have been the husband of Elizabeth's sister Mary Sheard who married Jospeh Blakely in 1792 in Batley. See Mary Sheard above.

    Family of Benjamin Parr: Benjamin was the son of Thomas Parr and Rachael Walker baptized 28 December 1781 Batley PC (VT, November 2004). In 1801

    Thomas Parr (c1760-) and Rachael Walker
    Birth: Unknown, son of Henry, born circa 1760.
    Occupation: Thomas Parr was an innkeeper at the Black Bull on the corner of Mayman Lane and Commercial Street 1
    Marriage: Thomas Parr married Rachael Walker 27 February 1781 both signed, John Walker and Gro _
    Parish Clerk: Thomas Parr was the witness to many marriages in Batley Parish
    Children:
    1. Benjamin Parr (1781-) and Elizabeth Sheard
      Birth: Benjamin 1781 — Go back out to Elizabeth Sheard and Benjaimn Parr to see children
    2. Elizabeth of Thomas and Rachel Parr, Batley, clothier, born 10 Sept 1783, baptized 17 Sept 1783
      Marriage; Elizabeth Parr to Edward Keighley 23 July 1804, Batley Parish
      Children:
      1. Ann daughter of Edward Keighley son of James by Elizabeth his wife daughter of Thomas Parr May 28, Batley baptized July 1, 1810
    3. Ann of Thomas and Rachel Parr, Batley, clothier, born 19 Jan 1786, bapt 26 Mar 1786
    4. Sarah of Thomas and Rachel Parr, Batley clothier, born 01 July 1788, baptized 03 Aug 1788
      Marriage; Sarah Parr married Joshua Jackson 25 April 1810, Batley Parish
    5. Henry of Thomas Parr and Rachel Parr, Batley, clothier, 31 March 1791
    6. William of Thomas and Rachel Parr Batley clothier, born 31 May 1793 baptized 30 Jun 1793
      Marriage: Marriage: William Parr to Harriot Beaumont October 30, 1811. Both signed, Ann Parr was a witness.
    7. Mary Ann of Thomas Parr and Rachel, Batley, clothier, born 29 Jan 1796 baptized 28 Feb 1796
      Death: Mary Ann Parr buried 21 May 1797 (Batley Parish)
    8. Mary Walker of Thomas Parr and Rachel, Batley, clothier, born 06 Mar 1798 baptized 15 Apr 1798
    9. Thomas of Thomas and Rachel Parr Batley innkeeper, born 08 Nov 1801 baptized 10 Dec 1801
      Marriage:
      Children:
      1. Benjamin of Thomas and Elizabeth Parr Batley clothier Nov 2, 1824
    10. James of Thomas and Rachel Parr, Innkeeper, Batley born 26 Dec 1804 baptized 05 Feb 1804
    Death of Rachael Parr: Rachael wife of Thomas Parr of Batley 15 Jan 1810
    Remarriage of Thomas Parr: Thomas Parr, widower, Parr married Sarah Auty, widow, by license 2 December 1813, Batley Parish, he signed she xed, witnesses Jeremiah Chadwick and Eml Bicker (?)
    Children:
    1. Rachel of Thomas Parr and Sarah Parr, innkeeper, batley, 24 Sept 1815
    2. Edward of Thomas Parr and Sarah, July 26, 1818, Batley clothier
      Marriage:
      Children:
      1. Ann of Edward and Mary Parr Batley clothier, 22 September 1839, June 26 1839
        Death: March 1841 (Free BMD)
      2. H N Listed in 1841 census
        Death: ?? Hannah Mar 1842 (Free BMD)
      3. Rachael of Edward and Mary Parr, Batley clothier, 19 September 1841, May 23, 1841
        Death: June 1845 (Free BMD)
      4. Matthew of Edward Parr and Mary Batley clothier, 17 Sept 1843 born July 8, 1843
        Death: ?? Dec 1849 or Sept 1850 (Free BMD)
      5. Thomas Smith Parr
        Birth: Thomas Smith Parr of Edward and Mary Parr Batley clothier, 5 April 1846 born November 28, 1845
      6. Joseph circa 1848
      7. Benjamin circa 1852 [Sept 1851 Free BMD]
      8. Mary Jane circa 1854 [Sept 1853 Free BMD]
      9. Sarah circa 1856 [June 1856 Free BMD]
      10. Hannah curca 1859 [Sept 1858 Free BMD]
      1841 Census: Havercroft, Woolen weaver, Edward Parr woolen weaver, age 20, born Y, Mary wife,age 20, born I, HN daughter age 12 months.
      1851 Census:
      1861 Census: Batley John Wards Hill, Edward Parr, age 42, provisions dealer, Mary age 44, Thomas "Smith Parr", age 15, woolen factory worker, Joseph, age 13, woolen factory worker, Benj, Mary Jane, Sarah, Hannah, ages ten years less than 1871 census.
      1871 Census: Batley Richmond, Edward Parr, head, age 52, cloth drawer (?) Mary Parr, wife, age 53, household duties, Thomas Parr, age 25 woolen spinner, Benj Parr, 19, woolen weaver, Mary Parr, 17, woolen weaver, Sarah Parr, 15 woolen weaver, Hannah Parr, age 12, scholar. All born Batley except Mary born Ireland.
  11. Witness: Thomas Parr was the witness to "tons" of marriages. The signature on the marriage record of 1813 is the same as all of the signatures as the witness. He may have had some position with the church to have been the witness at so many marriages.
    Death of Sarah Parr; Sarah Parr, Batley, February 15 1827, age 52
    Death of Thomas Parr: Thomas Parr, Batley February 15 1832 age 72
    Other Parr Records in Batley:
    • Michael Parr and Nancy
      1. James of Michael Parr and Nancy, Batley cloth dresser, December 17, 1835
    • Sarah Jane of Rachael Parr Batley singlewoman, 23 October 1836

    Occupation of Benjamin Parr: Clothier and Shoddy Manufacturer.

    Benjamin Parr was a business partner of Benjamin Law and an early manufacturer of shoddy. Benjamin Parr leased a mill and house at Howley Mill in 1825. Benny Parr Woods was named for either he or his son who was also Benjamin Parr.

    Benjamin Parr Junior claimed that by 1825

    "shoddy had been in use many years and had given rise to the erection of the old Hick Lane Mill, Mr. Parr senior being one of the company to whom it belonged.""

    Batley News 13/11/1880 Article by Edwin Law Transcribed by Wendy Rose, 2006

    Some years previous to that Benjamin Parr senior:
    "had been in partnership with Mr. Law, the originator of the shoddy trade, in the rag trade, or (but less probably) in the manufacture of cloth from the new material and at the erection of this mill, shoddy was comparatively old. During the partnership Mr. Parr senior went to Scotland for the purpose of searching for a supply of rags from which to produce the new material and on setting out, he was strictly enjoined by Mr. Law not to led even the shirt on his back know the purpose of his expedition. From this caution as to secrecy it is evident that Mr. Law had a clear perception of the value of his discovery and although he never was the happy possessor of a patent right, he had at any rate the animus rem sibi habendi. At Edinburgh he met one Samuel Illingworth, a country hawker who exclaimed at seeing him a such a distance from home."

    Batley News 13/11/1880 Article by Edwin Law Transcribed by Wendy Rose, 2006

    Edwin Law says that the trip to Scotland occurred while the Parrs
    "were residing at a place known as Goodhall's Fold, from which residence they removed to a house lately occupied by "Lawyer" Walker which Mr. Parr had purchased in Upper Commercial Street Batley. Here Law and Parr continued to carry on the business till the partnership was dissolved. Mr. Parr snr. resided here 9 years and then removed to Howley Mill which he had taken on a lease as above stated in the year 1825 (one year before he removed to it) and had left in the care of eldest son John. Here he resided until his death and his son Benjamin succeeded him and occupied the same house and mill until 1879, a period of 53 years."

    Batley News 13/11/1880 Article by Edwin Law Transcribed by Wendy Rose, 2006

    Account books, lent him by Benjamin Parr junior to Edwin Law of record:
    "a number of his father's business transactions with names yet familiar in Batley. There are the Speddings, the Foxes, the Days, the Dixons, the Blakeleys, many of whose representatives still carry on the trade. In the same book there is also, under date July 24th 1824, an account with Mr. Gunnie, the same gentleman no doubt, who had transacted Mr. Benjamin Law's business in London. At this time Mr. Benjamin Parr snr. had in conjunction with others a warehouse in Basinghall Street, London to which the goods manufactured in Batley were sent for disposal. It is in one of the account books of this establishment that the above particulars are recorded. The earliest transaction found in it is November 26th 1823 and the latest, August 28th 1825. Amongst these transactions is a record of "carriage of white rags from London to Dewsbury Moor" on August 24th 1824.

    Batley News 13/11/1880 Article by Edwin Law Transcribed by Wendy Rose, 2006

    Children:

    1. John Parr (1800) and Hannah Law
      Note See also Hannah Law under Benjamin Law
      Birth: John son of Benjamin Parr, son of Thomas, by Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard (no date) Batley baptized January (no date on LDS film), 1800. Baptized 1 January 1800 (VT, November 2004)
      Occupation: woolen weaver
      Residence: Howley Morley
      Marriage: John Parr married Hannah Law 23 January 1825, Batley Parish. He signed. She X'ed. Witnesses: Samuel Parr and Thomas Law.
      Note: Hannah Law and John Parr were cousins. Hannah was the daughter of Benjamin Law and Lydia Sheard. Hannah's mother, Lydia, and John's mother, Elizabeth, were sisters.
      Children:
      1. Elizabeth of John Parr and Hannah clothier Morley, 26 Mar 1826
        Death: Elizabeth Parr, age 7 mos. August 21 1826 Batley
      2. Benjamin Parr (1828) and Mary Ineson
        Note: See also Benjamin Parr and Mary under Hanna Law at Benjamin Law
        for the descendants of Benjamin Parr
        Birth : Benjamin of John Parr and Hannah clothier Morley, 06 Apr 1828
        Marriage: February 17, 1850 Benjamin Parr, 22, bachelor, cloth dryer, Morley, son of John Parr weaver, to Mary Ineson, 21, spinster, Morley daughter of Benjamin weaver, both x'ed.
        1871: Batley, Wards Hill Benjamin Parr, 43, cloth finisher, Mary, wife 42, John 16 cl---, Frank, 13, mill operator, Sarah 5, Hannah 7, Mary A 1
      3. James of John and Hannah, Batley clothier, 30 May 1830
        Death; James Parr, Batley, age 3 years, June 16, 1833
      4. Rebekah of John and Hannah, Batley clothier, 12 Feb 1832
        Death: Rebekah Parr, Batley 1 year April 7, 1833
      5. Rachel of John and Hannah, Batley clothier, 26 Jan 1834. Listed 1841 census
      6. Esther Parr (1835-?) and John Fozard
        Note: See also Esther Parr and John Fozard under Hanna Law at Benjamin Law
        for the descendants of Esther Parr
        Birth: Esther of John Parr and Hannah Batley clothier 28 June 1835
      7. Hepseba born circa 1836. Listed in the 1851 census
      8. Lydia of John and Hannah Parr Batley clothier 12 Aug 1838 born 27 June 1838 (BatPR)
        Death: Listed 1841 census. Not listed in 1851 census
      9. John Parr (1840-) and Martha
        Note: See also John Parr and Martha under Hanna Law at Benjamin Law
        for the descendants of John Parr
        Birth: John born circa 1841. After the 1841 census. Listed in the 1851 Census.
      10. Thomas Parr (1844-) and Susannah
        Note: See also Thomas Parr and Susannah under Hanna Law at Benjamin Law
        for the descendants of Thomas Parr
        Birth: Thomas born circa 1844. Listed in the 1851 and 1861 censuses with his parents.
      11. James Parr and Mary J
        Note: See also James Parr and Mary J under Hanna Law at Benjamin Law
        for the descendants of James Parr
        Birth: James born circa 1848. Listed in the 1851 Census
      1851 Census: See Descendants of Michael Sheard in the Censuses
      1861 Census: Howley Morley: John Parr, head, age 61, woolen weaver, born Batley, Hannah wife, age 54, born Batley, Thomas, son age 17, dyer, born Morley, James son age 13, labourer, born Morley, Wm Wood boarder, married, age 23, farmer, born Birstall, Lydia Wood boarder, married, age 22, born Batley, Rachael Wood daughter age 1, born Batley.
      1871 Census: Morley, John Parr, head, age 71 weaver born Batley, Hannah Parr, wife, age 65 born Batley, John Parr son age 31 widower, cloth dyer, born Batley, James Parr son age 23 unmarried overlooker at mill, born Batley, Alice Parr, g daughter, age 10, Thomas Parr, g son, age 7
      Death of John Parr: John Parr, Birth Date: abt 1800, Year of Registration: 1876, Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun, Age at death: 76, District:, Dewsbury, County: West Riding Of Yorkshire, Volume: 9b, Page: 397
      Church Record: John Parr, Morley, April 16, age 76
      Hannah Law Parr in the 1881 Census: Cross Park Street, Batley, Esther Fozard, head, widow, age 46, Samuel Fozard, son, age 22, married, cloth finisher, Arthur Fozard, son, unmarried, age 20 tallow chandler, Martha Fozard daughter in law, age 25, Mary Fozard, gr daughter age 2 John Fozard, gr son age 7 mo, and Hannah Parr, mother widow age 75, all born Batley except Mary Fozard born Morley. cloth sorter
      Death of Hannah Law Parr: Hannah Parr, Birth Date: abt 1807, Year of Registration: 1884, Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun, Age at death: 77, District: Dewsbury, County: West Riding Of Yorkshire, Volume: 9b, Page: 406

    2. Samuel Parr (1802-1868) and Martha Cowling
      Birth: Samuel son of Benjamin Parr, clothier, son of Thomas, by Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard born March 12, baptized April 12, 1801.
      Occupation: 1851 clothier, 1861 Rag merchant
      Residence Up Lane Batley:
      Other: Credited with naming mungo. Partner with his brother George.
      Marriage: Samuel Parr married Martha Cowling 3 March 1828. He signed. She X'ed. Witnesses: Josea Porritt and Jos Chadwick (the parish clerk)
      Children:
      1. Elizabeth of Samuel and Martha Parr, Batley clothier 03 Aug 1828
        Death: Elizabeth Parr Batley March 29, 1833 age 4
      2. Joshua of Samuel and Martha Parr, Batley clothier, 14, August 1831.
        Death ?: He may have died. He was not listed in the 1841 census
      3. Sarah Ann of Samuel and Martha Parr, Batley clothier, 01 Mar 1835
      4. James of Samuel and Martha Parr, Batley clothier 17 September 1843, born 31 August 1842
      1841 Census: See Descendants of Michael Sheard in the Censuses
      1851 Census: Upper Batley, Samuel Parr, age 50 married clothier, Martha Parr, age 48, Sarah Ann Parr age 16, burler, James Parr, son age 8, all born Batley
      1861 Census: Up Lane Batley, Samuel Parr, age 60 married rag merchant, Martha Parr, age 59, rag sorter, Sarah A Parr age 26, dress maker, James Parr, son age 18 dealer in rags, all born Batley
      Death of Martha Parr: Martha Parr of Batley, age 62, November 26, 1864.
      Death of Samuel Parr: Samuel Parr, Birth Date: abt 1801, Year of Registration: 1868, Quarter of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep, Age at death: 67, District: Dewsbury, County: West Riding Of Yorkshire, Volume: 9b, Page: 439

      Credited with the invention of Mungo:

      .....Mr. Samuel Parr. To this gentleman belongs the honour of having introduced to the world the material known by the name of " mungo." This differs considerably from shoddy. Shoddy, properly so called, is a term applied to soft woollen rags, originally made of worsted, that have been torn to tatters, or ground into a sort of pulp in the "deviL". Mungo is the name given to the same sort of material obtained from woollen rags, whether old coats, vests, trousers, or tailors' clippings. Mr. Parr introduced mungo in the year 1834. He offered a quantity of it for sale at Ossett, near Wakefield. Nobody cared about buying it, and one person is reported to have remarked to Mr. Parr, "I doubt it winnot goa." "Winnot goa!" replied the persistent salesman; "but it mun goa at som price." And "goa" it did; since when it has been known by the name of mungo. And although shoddy was first in the field, Mr. Parr's discovery has completely out-distanced it in the race of popularity, nine-tenths of the cloth now made in Batley and the district being of this material.

      (Great industries of Great Britain By Great Britain), 1884

      Credit is sometimes give to his bothers, Benjamin and Samuel. See Benjamin and George below.

    3. David son of Benjamin Parr, son of Thomas, by Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard, born ___(blank on LDS film) baptized February 13, 1803.
      Death David the son of Benjamin Parr of Batley was buried October 21, 1805.
    4. Mary Ann Parr and Richard Marsland
      Birth: Mary Ann of Benjamin Parr, clothier, son of Thomas by Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard April 16, Batley baptized May 9, 1804
      Marriage: Mary Ann Parr and Richard Marsland, 19 September 1826. He signed. She X'ed. Witnesses Samuel Parr and Abraham Webster, Batley parish. Richard Marsland was baptized in February 12, 1797 (Info from Andrew Wakefield, Feb 2007) .
      Children:
      1. John 15 April 1827 Batley (IGI)
      2. Joseph 6 Apr 1828 Batley (IGI)
      3. Ann 27 Dec 1829 Batley (IGI
      4. Lucy 10 Jun 1832 Batley (IGI)
      Further Records: Not in censuses. Joseph Marsland and Ann Marsland were listed with Elizabeth Parr in 1841.
    5. Web Connection: Marsland Family Tree

    6. Elizabeth of Benjamin Parr, clothier, son of Thomas by Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard April 7 1806 Batley baptized April 10, 1808.
      Death: Elizabeth the daughter of Benjamin Parr was buried February __1809
    7. Joseph of Benjamin Parr, clothier, son of Thomas by Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard March 1 baptized April 10, 1808
      Death: Joseph son of Benjamin Parr, infant July 25, 1810
    8. Benjamin Parr (1810-?) and Sarah Ann Archer
      Birth: Benjamin of Benjamin Parr, clothier, son of Thomas by Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard March 9 Batley baptized April 10, 1810
      Occupation: Woolcomber, wool cloth manufacturer. According to Malcomb Haigh's book Benjamin Junior and his brother George developed mungo, a finer version of shoddy.
      Other: Benjamin Parr provided information about the Parrs and Laws which was used in the article that Edwin Law wrote in the Batley News in 1880.
      Marriage: Sarah Ann Archer (born 1811 Ossett) on 14 July 1844 at Rehoboth Chapel Morley (Vivien Thomlinson)
      Note: Yorkshire BMD lists Benjamin Parr, Sarah Ann Archer, Abraham Law and Ann Par in Vol. 22 page 49 1844 BMD Marriages July, Aug and Sept.
      Children:
      1. Elizabeth Parr (c. 1845-) and Edwin Law (1845-)
        Birth: Elizabeth born Morley, circa 1845
        Marriage: Elizabeth married her cousin, Edwin Law. See Edwin Law under Abraham, the youngest son of Benjamin Law at Benjamin Law
      1851 Census: Howley, Morley, Benj Parr, age 40, married, wool carder, born Batley, Sarah, wife age 39, born Ossett, Elizabeth, age 6, born Howley
    9. 1861 Census: Howley Mill, Morley, Benj Parr, age 51, married, wool cloth manufacturer, born Batley, Sarah, wife age 49, born Ossett, Elizabeth, age 26, music teacher, born Morley
      1870 to 1881: Dewsbury polling Parr, Benjamin, Howley Mill, Building and Land Howley Mill
      1871 Census: Howley Low Mill, Morley, Benj Parr, age 61, married, woolen manufacturer, born Batley, Sarah, wife age 59, born Ossett, Elizabeth, age 16, born Howley
      1881 Census: Bradford Road Batley, Benjamin Parr head married age 71 born Batley Susannah Otway sister widow age 74, born Ossett. Sarah was visiting her daughter and son in Law in Lancashire.
      1891 Census: Listed with his daughter Elizabeth and her husband Edwin Law in Eccles, Lancashire
      Death of Sarah Parr: Sarah Parr, Birth Date: abt 1804, Year of Registration: 1880, Quarter of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep, Age at death: 76, District: Dewsbury, County: West Riding Of Yorkshire, Volume: 9b, Page: 430
      Death of Benjamin Parr: Benjamin Parr Birth Date: abt 1810, Year of Registration: 1898, Quarter of Registration: Apr-May-Jun, Age at death: 88 District: Barton Upon Irwell, County: Lancashire, Volume: 8c, Page: 386
      Probate:

    10. George Parr (1813-?) and Martha Dixon

      Birth: George of Benjamin and Elizabeth Parr Batley, clothier, April 18, 1813.

      Marriage: George Parr clothier to Martha Dixon both of the parish of Birstall Tong St. James 25 December 1836. Both signed.

      Children:

      1. Mary of George and Martha Parr, Batley clothier, 20 May 1838, born 14 February 1838 (BatBR transcripts)
        Marriage: January 1, 1874 Mary Parr full age spinster Brownhill, George Parr, ----- (dash) to Frederick Gostelow Lockhart full widower, coal merchant Harpenden, Edward Lockhart, gentleman, by license. Both signed. Witnesses: James A Parr and Charlotte Maria William.
        1871 Census: Frederick Goslelon Lockhart 38 Mary Lockhart 35 Florence Mary Lockhart 7 Isabel Olive Lockhart 6 Norman Chin Lockhart 4 Theodore Lockhart 1 Ida Winnifred Lockhart 1 Month Amelia Batchelor 19 Mary Ray 58 Esther Eastment 21 Harpenden County/Island: Hertfordshire Country: England Registration district: St Albans Sub-registration district: Harpenden
        Married in 1874:
        1881 Census: Frederick G. Lockhart 43 Mary Lockhart 43, wife, Batley Yorkshire, Theodore Lockhart 11 Frederick J. Lockhart 6, Stanley Lockhart 5, Owen H. Lockhart 4, Macolm Lockhart 2, son age 2, Emily Fensome 17, servant, Catherine Brothers 17, servant Annie Brothers 12, servant St Albans Sub-registration district: Harpenden, Stand ?? Cottage

        Death of Frederick Gostelow Lockhart 1925: Birth: Aug. 29, 1837 Dunstable Central Bedfordshire Unitary Authority Bedfordshire, England
        Death: Jun. 24, 1925 St Albans District Hertfordshire, England Coal and Brick Merchant. Son of Edward and Elizabeth Sarah Lockhart. Previously married to Mary (nee Oliver) Lockhart, who died in 1873, aged 37 years old.

        Spouse: Mary Parr Lockhart (1838 - 1931)

        Inscription: In Loving Memory Of Frederick Gostelow Lockhart, Born August 29th 1837 Died June 24th 1925

        Also Mary Lockhart Wife Of The Above Died June 24th 1931 Aged 93. Burial: St Nicholas Churchyard Harpenden St Albans District Hertfordshire, England

        Death of Mary Parr Lockhart 1931 : Birth: Feb. 14, 1838 Batley Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees West Yorkshire, England Death: Jun. 24, 1931 St Albans District Hertfordshire, England Daughter of Martha (nee Dixon) Parr and George Parr, Clothier. Spouse: Frederick Gostelow Lockhart (1837 - 1925)

        Information on deaths from Forscher June 2016

      2. Joseph 26 April born 15 February 1840, George Parr and Martha, Batley (BatBR transcripts)
      3. Hannah Charlotte Dixon Parr baptized 10 October 1841, born 14 August 1841, of George and Martha Parr, Batley Clothier (BatBR transcripts)
        Civil Birth Record: Hannah Charlotte Parr, Sept 1841 Dewsbury, Vol 22, page 6
        Marriage: February 14, 1868 Batley parish, Alfred Pearson Gostelow Lockhart age 24 bachelor coal merchant Hitchin Herfordshire, Edwin Lockhart coal merchant to Hannah Charlotte Dixon Parr, age 26 spinster, Batley George Parr rag merchant, by license. Both signed. Witness James A Parr and --- G Lockhart.
        1871 Census: Hitchin County/Island: Hertfordshire Country: England Registration district: Hitchin Sub-registration district: Hitchin, Alfred Lockhart 27, coal and ale merchant, Hannah Lockhart 29 Duncan Lockhart 2 Alfred Lockhart 11 Months Lucy Boyton 19, servant
        1891: Alfred Lockhart 37, coal and beer merchant, Baptist -- peacher, Hannah Lockhart 39 Edward Lockhart 9 Charles Lockhart 7 Kenneth Lockhart 5 Jessie Lockhart 3 Robert Lockhart 2 Mary Haynes 62, nurse, Susannah Baxter 19, servant, Catherine Moore 20, servant, Hitchin County/Island: Hertfordshire Country: England Street Address: Walsworth Rd
        1891: Alfred Lockhart 47, timber and coal merchant, Hannah Lockhart 49 Duncan Lockhart 22 Edward Lockhart 19 Kenneth Lockhart 15 Jessie Lockhart 13 Robert Lockhart 12 Mildred Lockhart 8 Mercy Hill 22 Fanny Papworth 22, Enfield Ecclesiastical parish: Christchurch Town: Enfield County/Island: Middlesex Country: England
      4. James A Parr circa 1843, Leith, Scotland
        1881 Census: Batley, Bleak House, North Batley, James A Parr, head age 38 unmarried, woolen manufacturer employing 120 hands born Scotland,
        1891 Census: Hitchin Hertfordshire, James A Parr, single, age 47, coal merchant born Scotland, with Jane Shaw age 45 housekeeper
      5. Elizabeth of George and Martha Parr of Leith Scotland, Merchant, 4 September 1845 born 26 June 1845 (BatBR transcripts)
      6. George of George and "Sarah" Parr, Leigh, Rag merchant, 2 February 1848 born 30 September 1847 (BatBR transcripts)

      1841 Census: Upper Batley, George Parr, age 25, woolen m, Martha age 25, Mary age 3, Joseph age 1.

      Info from Malcomb Haigh: According to Malcolm Haigh's book "Mr George Parr, the eldest son of Mr Benjamin Parr, the shoddy developer's right hand man, completed his seven year apprenticeship with Mr S. Armitage, a Batley Carr cloth finisher. The time of indenture had not infected him with the desire to continue in that trade. He wanted to join the family firm of shoddy merchants. Thus he was employed as a salesman."

      Further Records: George and his brothers, Benjamin and Samuel developed mungo. 2

      The Development of Mungo: Circa 1834 George Parr the son of Benjamin Parr senior put the shoddy principle to use:

      "examining some flocks which had been pulled from tailors clippings and old cloth garments when he conceived the notion of manufacturing cloth from it. In order to test the value of his conception he purchased a quantity of the material and induced a Mr. Watson of Hunger Hill, Morley, to try the experiment. The result was sufficient to prove the value of the discovery but the pieces of cloth were spoiled by the presence of the cotton thread with which the garments had been sewed. Mr. Watson, however, encouraged Mr. Parr to proceed with his experiments, assuring him that the material would be of great value in the manufacture of cloth if only the difficulty which the presence of cotton induced could be overcome. This Mr. Parr easily effected by employing women to cut off the seams of the garments. Thus the material which, as yet, was without a name to distinguish it from shoddy was presented to the manufacturing community and to the public, a perfect success. It differs from shoddy in being of a finer nature and is used in the manufacture of a higher class of goods. It was first used at Morley and continues to be the staple trade of that village. The material, however, did not long want a name. Mr. George Parr's brother, Samuel, was offering a quantity for sale and being unable to persuade a customer to purchase, and who had perhaps expressed some doubt as to its saleable qualities, remarked with the emphasis of one who knows the value of his merchandise "but it mun go" which means in the vernacular of the district "it must go". In this peculiar way was a name given to the new article. The faith of the salesman in the value of his brother's material is preserved in its name.

      Batley News 13/11/1880 Article by Edwin Law Transcribed by Wendy Rose, 2006

      In the inventors own words:
      "I bought 2 sheets (of pulled cloth) which were in the Bridge Mill garret, pulled with all the seams in it. It was intended for bed flocks and it struck me that if it was wrought with fine cards it would do for fine cloth, so I took a sample and went to Morley where I knew they had fine cards and sold it to Mr. John Watson, Hunger Hill who paid one penny per pound for the cotton threads picking out. I sold it at fivepence per pound, I think I bought it at two pence per pound. The cloth was spoiled in consequence of the cotton threads being in it; they could not pick it clean after it was pulled. My brother Samuel and I consulted together and bought a few cwts of cloth and scarried it and put sweet oil on it. Then John Mitchell I introduced it to John Harrop of Ossett. After that it went off like wild fire; we could not get enough of it. Previous to this the cloth was sold for manure and sent into Kent to till t he hop grounds.

      Batley News 13/11/1880 Article by Edwin Law Transcribed by Wendy Rose, 2006

      More: Cyclopedia of Textile Work: A General Reference Library on Cotton ..., Volume 2 By American School (Lansing, Ill.) gives credit to George Parr of Howley Mill(And other sources).

      1851 Census: No

      1861 Census: No

      1871 Census: Batley Stanley Terrace, Martha Parr, head married age 56, rag merchant, born Batley, Mary daughter age 23, born Batley, James Alexander age 27, woolen man, born Leith Scotland, Jan Saville, servant, age 19, born Wakefield.

    11. James of Benjamin and Elizabeth Parr Batley, clothier, September 18, 1815
      Death: James Parr Batley July 30, 1836 age 21

    12. Ann of Benjamin and Elizabeth Parr Batley "cloth miller", November 2, 1817

    13. Elizabeth of Benjamin and Elizabeth Parr, Batley clothier, September 19, 1820
      Death: Elizabeth Parr, Batley, May 21, 1823, age 2 (Batley Parish LDS film #1542210)

    Note: At the birth of Ann in 1817, Benjamin Parr was listed as a cloth miller. See Benjamin Law and Benjamin Parr and the story of shoddy.

    Benjamin Parr in the Providence Chapel Records: Benjamin Par was listed twice in the rather sparse records from Providence Chapel on LDS microfilm #1657340 under LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS:

    1. June 1839, 5 pounds
    2. March 1844, 1 pound

    Death of Benjamin Parr: Benjamin Parr, Batley age 49, December 14, 1829

    Elizabeth Sheard Parr in the 1841 Census in Batley: Howley Mill in Morley ED1 (LDS microfilm #0464238) Elizabeth Parr, age 60, woolen cloth manufacturer, born in Yorkshire, Benjamin Parr, age 25, born in Yorkshire, Joseph Marslandn, age 13, born in Yorkshire, Ann Marsland, age 11, born in Yorkshire

    Notes:

    • Not listed by Ancestry

    Death of Elizabeth Sheard Parr: Elizabeth Parr, Howley Mill, Morley, buried September 1, 1850, age 72 (Batley Parish Records LDS film # 1542210)

    1Malcolm Haigh, The History of Batley page 133
    2Malcolm Haigh, The History of Batley pages 22-25

  12. Lydia Sheard (1781-1849) and Benjamin Law
    Birth: Lydia, "daughter of Michael Sheard of Batley, clothier, son of Jonas, by Sarah, his wife, daughter of Thomas Barber" was born on September 24 and baptized on October 14, 1781, Batley.
    Marriage: Lydia Sheard married Benjamin Law in Leeds Parish on April 20, 1801.
    Note: This was a second marriage for Benjamin Law
    Benjamin Law: See Benjamin Law for more information on Benjamin Law and his children from his first and second marriages.
    Children: Benjamin Law and Lydia Sheard Law lived in the village of Batley in Batley parish and had:
    1. John, "son of Benjamin Law, clothier, son of George, by Lydia his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard" was born on November 1801 and baptized on December 29, 1801 in Batley. (Batley Parish Records)
      Further Records: Malcolm H. Haigh says that John Land went to America on business for his father and was never heard from again.
      Death: Unknown
    2. Hannah 1805-) married John Parr
      Hannah, "daughter of Benjamin Law, clothier, son of George, by Lydia his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard" was born on December 31 1805 and baptized on February 16, 1806 in Batley (Batley Parish Records).
      Marriage: Hannah Law married John Parr by license on January 23, 1825 in Batley parish. The witnesses were Thomas Law and Samuel Parr. Thomas Law was the brother of Hannah's father, Benjamin Law. Samuel Parr was John Parr's brother. Hannah Law and John Parr were cousins. Hannah's mother, Lydia, and John's mother, Elizabeth were sisters.
      Children:
      1. Elizabeth, the daughter of John and Hannah Parr, Batley clothier, March 26, 1826 Death Elizabeth Parr, infant, August 21 1826
      2. Benjamin, the son of John and Hannah Parr Morley clothier, April 6, 1828
      3. James, the son of John and Hannah Parr Morley clothier, May 30, 1830
      4. Rebecca, the daughter of John and Hannah Parr Batley clothier, February 12, 1832.
      Death: Unknown. Before 1887
    3. Joseph, "son of Benjamin Law, clothier, son of George, by Lydia his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard" was born on August 20, 1807 and baptized on September 17, 1807 in Batley. (Batley Parish Records)
      Marriage: Sarah
      Children:
      1. Thomas, son of Joseph Law and Sarah, clothier, was baptized November 24, 1833 (Batley Parish Records)
        Occupation: Plumber (VT, November 2004)
        Marriage: Jane Heppleston in 1855 in Batley (VT, November 2004)
        Children
        1. Mary Blakeley Law, born 1855 in Batley (VT, November 2004)
          Marriage: Phineas Fox in 1878 in Batley (VT, November 2004)
      2. Samuel, the son of Joseph and Sarah Law, Batley clothier, baptized, July 3, 1836 (Batley Parish Records).
        Marriage: Priscilla
        Children:
        1. Hy W. circa 1867
        2. Mary Jane circa 1871
        3. John Edward, circa 1878
        4. James circa 1881
        1881 Census: Samuel Law was listed in the 1881 census with his wife, Pricilla and six children.
      1841, 1851 and 1861 Censuses: Joseph was listed in Batley in the 1841 as a "woolen bookkeeper", in 1851 as a bookkeeper, and in the 1861 census as a School master
      Death of Joseph Law: Unknown
      Death of Sarah Law: Sarah Law of Batley, age 67 buried April 16, 1865
    4. William, "son of Benjamin Law, clothier, son of George, by Lydia his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard" was born on March 12, 1809 and baptized on April 2, 1809 in Batley (Batley Parish Records).
      Marriage: William Law married Mary Worth in Cheshire
      Children: See William Law
    5. Benjamin, "son of Benjamin Law, clothier, son of George, by Lydia his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard" was born on April 12, 1810 and baptized May 17, 1810 in Batley (Batley Parish Records). Further Records: I do not know what happened to Benjamin Law.
      Death: Unknown
    6. Sarah, "daughter of Benjamin Law, clothier, son of George, by Lydia his wife, daughter of Michael Sheard" was born on February 11, 1812 in Batley and baptized at the Gildersome Chapel on March 29, 1812 (Gildersome Chapel Records).
      Marriage: Sarah Law, full age, spinster, of St Peter's Gate, daughter of Benjamin Law, manufacturer, married Benjamin Horn, full age, bachelor, spinner, of Chestergate, son of Ralph Horn, band maker, on May 17, 1838 in the Parish Church in Stockport in the County of Chester. They both signed. Witnesses were Ralph Horn and Rebecca Carrington.
      Children: Unknown
      Death: Unknown. Before 1887, see Death of Catherine Law Barrett below.
    7. James, "son of Benjamin and Lydia Law" was baptized on June 27, 1813 in Batley (Batley Parish Records).
      Death: James Law "of Ashton" in Batley parish, age 16, was buried April 6, 1829 (Batley parish records)
    8. Samuel, "son of Benjamin and Lydia Law, Batley clothier", was baptized on September 18, 1815 in Batley (Batley Parish Records).
      Marriage: Unknown
      Children:
      1. Sarah, born in Stockport circa 1835
      Death: Unknown
    9. Abraham Law (1817-) and Ann Parr
      Abraham, "son of Benjamin and Lydia Law, Batley clothier" was baptized on September 17, 1817 (Batley Parish Records).
      Marriage: Ann Parr 1844. They are on the same page of the Yorkshire Marriage index only Ann listed. Listed by Vivien Thomlinson. She was the daughter of Benjamin Parr and Elizabeth Sheard born 1817.
      Children:
      1. Edwin Law (1845-) and Elizabeth Parr
        Birth: Edwin, of Abraham and Ann Law, Leith rag merchant, born July 27, 1845 and baptized September 24, 1849 in Batley parish (Batley Parish Records).
        Marriage: Elizabeth Parr, daughter of Sarah and Benjamin Parr born circa 1845. Elizabeth and Edwin were second cousins. Elizabeth's father, Benjamin, was the son of Benjamin Parr and Elizabeth Sheard.
        See Benjamin Law
      2. Ann of Abraham and Ann Law Leith rag merchant born January 1849 and baptized September 24, 1849 in Batley (Batley Parish Records
        1891: Salford, Lancashire, Regent Road, with her aunt Catherine Barrett 71, Hannah E Burnley 30, niece, Elizabeth Smith 20, servant, Ann E Law 42, niece, teacher, school
      3. Alfred✟ of Abraham and Ann Law, Batley rag merchant, born May 22, 1855 and baptized August 10, 1856 in Batley (Batley Parish Records)
        Death:
        Alfred Law, New Road, age 2 yrs, Jan 25, 1858
      1851: 1851 head of household at 13 Baltic Street, Louth, Midlothian, Scotland, rag merchant, Ann wife. (VT)
      1854: Polling Law, Abraham, New Road site, Freehold House, Batley
      1857 - 1858: Same
      1859 - 1860 - 1861 to 1864: Birstal Polling: Law, Abraham New Road Side, Batley.
      1861 Census: Abraham Law was listed in Batley in 1861 census as a commercial traveler. Law Street, Abraham Law 43, Ann Law 43, Edwin Law 15, Ann E Law 12, Scotland, Leith
      Death of Ann Law: Ann Law "Stanford near Manchester" September 10, 1865, age 47, buried Batley.
      Death of Abraham Law: Unknown
      See Benjamin Law
    10. Catherine, "daughter of Benjamin, Batley clothier, and Lydia Law" was baptized on October 3, 1819 (Batley Parish Records).
      Marriage: Catherine Law, full age, spinster, of Heaton Norris, daughter of Benjamin Law, Labourer married Robert Barrett, full age bachelor, warehouseman, of Heaton Norris, son of Isaac Barrett, bookkeeper on February 17, 1842 in the (can't read) Parish Church, Parish of Manchester, County of Lancaster. Witnesses were Ed Hough and William Alred. Robert signed. Catherine made her mark.
      Children: Unknown
      1881 Census: Catherine Law and her husband, Robert Barrett, were listed in the 1881 Census (LDS film #1341947 Piece 3968, folio, 96, page 1) at 83 High Street, Salford, Lancashire as follows:
      1. Robert Barrett, head, married, age 59, yeast dealer, born Cheshire, Stockport
      2. Catherine Barrett, wife, married, age 58, born Yorkshire, Batley
      3. Ann E Wright, servant, unmarried, age 24, general domestic servant, born Lincolnshire, Althrop
      Later Records: Catherine erected a memorial stone to Benjamin and his wives, Rachael Stubley and Lydia Sheard, in Batley parish in 1887, 50 years after Benjamin's death.
      Death: Catherine was still alive in 1887 when she erected the tombstone to her father and his two wives. At that time she listed herself as the only surviving daughter of Benjamin Law.
    11. Isaac, a twin of Rebecca was baptized January 13, 1822.
      Marriage: Isaac Law, full age bachelor, clothier dryer, son of Benjamin Law, manufacturer, married Ann Melner, full age, spinster, Dewsbury, daughter of Robert Milner, clothier on July 28, 1845. He signed his name. Ann signed with her mark. (Batley Parish Records)
      Children:
      1. Joseph Henry of Isaac and Ernice (?) Law, Batley clothier born October 23, and baptized October 28, 1851 in Batley parish.(Batley Parish Records)
        Death: Joseph Henry Law, age 10 months, buried September 3, 1852 (LDS film #1542210)
      Later Records: Isaac Law reported the death of his mother, Lydia, in 1849.
      1851 Census in Batley: Isaac Law was listed in the 1851 census as a 29 year old widower. There was no one else listed with him.
      Death of Ann Law: She must have died near the birth of Joseph Henry in October 1851. No listing in the parish records.
      Death of Isaac Law: Unknown
    12. Rebecca of Benjamin and Lydia Law, clothier, Batley baptized on January 13, 1822 in Batley (Batley Parish Records). Later Records: I do not know what happened to Rebecca Law.
      Death: Before 1887, see Catherine, above.
    Death of Benjamin Law: Stockport, Cheshire February 26, 1837
    Death of Lydia Sheard Law: Batley November 22, 1849
Death of Sarah Barber Sheard: Sarah, wife of Michael Sheard of Batley, was buried December 2, 1781.
Death of Michael Sheard: Michael Sheard of Batley was buried October 17, 1811.

Michael Sheard as a witness:

  1. To the marriage of Joshua Hirst and Mary Ganet on July 11, 1762. He x'ed
  2. To the marriage of George Sheard and Hannah Blakely, November 14, 1762. He x'ed

Note: Information in blue type courtesy of Vivien Tomlinson (VT), March 2003 and November 2004.


The Legacy of Michael Sheard and Sarah Barber

Michael Sheard and his older brother, George, were both listed on various documents as clothiers. They both had several sons and daughters. The sons of George Sheard lived and prospered and became wealthy citizens of Batley mostly involved with the shoddy trade. The sons of Michael seem to simply disappear from the records. No more is heard of them after their baptisms.

However, the daughters of Michael Sheard married men who made major contributions to the woolen industry in England.

  1. Hannah Sheard, born 1765, married Abraham Newsome. Their daughter Sarah, born in 1801, married Michael Sheard, the son of Michael Sheard (1798-1861) and Sarah Lister. Hannah Sheard and Michael Sheard were first cousins. Michael Sheard (1798-1861) was a founding member of Hick Lane Mill established specifically for the manufacture of shoddy. Michael and Sarah's son, John, became a mayor of Batley. See Michael Sheard and Sarah Lister

  2. Mary Sheard born 1772 married Joseph Blakeley. Their son Robert born 1804 (and his sons) were successful shoddy manufacturers. Robert left an estate of 45,000 pds at his death in 1869. Their son, George, 1806 opened shoddy mills in Berlin

  3. Elizabeth Sheard born 1779 married Benjamin Parr, a partner of Benjamin Law (see Lydia below). Elizabeth and Benjamin Parr's sons, Benjamin, Samuel and George were instrumental in the development of mungo, a woolen fabric derived from waste worsted and a manufacturing stable of Batley and other places.

  4. Lydia Sheard married Benjamin Law. Benjamin Parr and Benjamin Law were clothiers and partners. Benjamin Law developed shoddy around 1813. Shoddy was the recycling of old woolen rags into new fabric. It was a major factor in the economic growth and future success of Batley, and indeed, the English woolen industry. Many people, including some of the descendants of George Sheard, made their fortunes in shoddy.

In 1822 Baines's Directory and Gazetteer Directory for Batley listed under Flushing manfrs.: Blakeley John, Blakeley William, Burnley John, Burnley Samuel, Clarkson Joseph, Day John, Havercft, Fox John, Hudswell Jereh., Ibberson Wm., Jubb Joseph, Law Benjamin, Lister George, Parr Benjamin, Richardson James, Sheard Michael, Sheard Michl. jun., Spedding Michael, Talbot Abraham, Taylor James, Walker John and Wilson Joseph

It also listed George Newsome under Woolen mfg.


Benjamin Blakeley, 1826-1865, son of George Blakeley and Elizabeth Crawshaw, grandson of Mary Sheard (1722) and Joseph Blakeley

Photo courtesy of Sheila Gordon, June 2006

More Sheard Genealogy

Vivien Tomlinson is "a member of the Society of Genealogists and several Yorkshire Family History Societies, on the committee of the London Group of the Yorkshire Family History Societies, and have an Advanced Certificate in Family History." She has done extensive work into several Batley familys including the Sheards. See Vivien Tomlinson's Family History


George Sheard, brother of Michael Sheard

For information on George, the brother of Michael Sheard go to George Sheard


Other Sheards in Batley

For information on other Sheards in Batley Parish go to Other Sheards in Batley Parish


Benjamin Law

For information on other Benjamin Law, the husband of Lydia Sheard go to Benjamin Law


Jonas Sheard

For more information on Jonas Sheard, the father of Michael Sheard, click on the photo of the village of Gomersall


Thomas Barber

For more information on the Thomas Barber, the father of Sarah Barber, click on the photo of the Batley Parish Church.


Descendants of Michael Sheard in the Censuses in Batley

For a listing of the descendants of Michael Sheard in the censuses in Batley, click on the photo of the houses on Blakeridge Lane, Batley.


The Descendants of George Sheard in the English Censuses

For a listing of the descendants of George Sheard in the Censuses in Batley, click on the photo of Branch Road, Batley


Pictures of Batley

To view pictures of Batley, click on the photo of the Batley Parish Church


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