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      roger gill
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      Hello — I am new here; I am an American Rushworth descended from William Rushworth, who was born in Huddersfield in 1814 and later moved to Bradford. He worked as a chemist involved in manufacture of ammonia (perhaps for use in the textile business?). His parents were Thomas, a “stocking weaver” and Elizabeth. I believe his father was Thomas Rushworth born in Huddersfield in 1775. He is listed in the 1841 census as a 66-year-old “cloth dresser” at Folly Hall. I know Folly Hall was the name of a mill, but there is no residential address listed for him. He also appears to be living alone at this time. I’ve been using Ancestry.com at my local public library and info seems to get pretty scarce prior to the 1841 census. I’m attaching that census file here. I’d love to know if anyone can shed any light on my family (By the way, my branch of the family came to the U.S. in 1907), the listing of “Folly Hall” in the census record, and also if we have any relatives living in Huddersfield (or elsewhere in Yorkshire) today.

    • #34751
      roger gill
      Keymaster

      Hi Teresa
      It might be a good place to start if we have a name for the person who emigrated in 1907. There is a big jump from then back to 1841. I’m sure there will be some relatives living local. Just looking at the census it mentions Buxton Road which was the main road leading to Folly Hall a few hundred yards from the town centre.

    • #34752
      roger gill
      Keymaster

      My great grandfather Walter Rushworth, born in Bradford in 1877, emigrated to the US in 1907 and became a US citizen in 1921. But I have already traced back with certainty to his grandfather William, born and baptised in Huddersfield in 1814. He had, apparently, 3 children with wife Elizabeth. After her death he married the widow Caroline Shaplin in 1853, by which time he lived in Bradford. William’s parents are listed as Thomas and Elizabeth, and it is this Thomas who is stumping me.
      edited by FloridaYorkie on 24/09/2016

    • #34753
      roger gill
      Keymaster

      Hi Teresa,
      Thomas wasn’t living alone in 1841, he was living with Joseph Swinden and his family. Joseph’s wife Martha was Martha Rushworth, born 1799. Their daughter Ann was my gt gt grandmother on my mother’s side.
      I think that Thomas married Sarah Cockin at St Peters parish church Huddersfield on 19th Sep 1796.
      Stuart

    • #34754
      roger gill
      Keymaster

      Thank you, Stuart. This Thomas seems the right age to be my ancestor, but mine had a son, William, in 1814, with wife Elizabeth. That doesn’t rule out a previous wife, but I’m leaning towards my Thomas being a different one. Although I’ve never been able to find him. I really hit a brick wall. I’ve always wanted to at least have a year of birth for my Thomas. Plus, I’d love to identify relatives still living in Yorkshire so we could stay in touch on Facebook.

    • #34755
      roger gill
      Keymaster

      I’m presuming that you have found the marriage of Thomas Rushworth to Elizabeth Armitage at Huddersfield St Peters 4 Sep 1809

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