Sunday’s Obituary – Edith Bailey (nee Harker 1879-1952

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Maritime Monday – Ernest William Espley (1904-1976)

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Tuesday’s Tip – Probate Records

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Black Sheep Sunday – Elijah Skelding (1827-1888)

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Black Sheep Sunday – Elijah Skelding (1827-1888)

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Black Sheep Sunday is a daily blogging prompt used by many genealogy bloggers to help them post content on their sites.

To participate in Black Sheep Sunday simply create a post with the main focus being an ancestor with a “shaded past.”

Elijah Skelding is my wife’s great grand uncle – a brother of her great grandfather Imri Skelding.

Elijah was born about 1827 in the area around Lye, Worcestershire. His parents are William Skelding and Catherine Taylor, my wife’s 2x great grandparents.

Elijah married Harriet Taylor sometime in the December quarter of 1850 in Dudley, Staffordshire and they had at least five children:-

Eunice – born 1855
William – born 1857
Agnes – born 1859
Adam – born 1862
David – born 1864

In the census returns for 1851 to 1881 Elijah is described as a “nail maker” or a “horse nail maker”.

I recently found the following newspaper…

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Sunday’s Obituary – Jane Dawson (nee Emmott) 1859-1949

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Jane Emmott married Thomas Dawson, my 1st cousin 4x removed, on 11 March 1877 in Cowling, West Yorkshire. Thomas is a son of John Dawson and Elizabeth Benson. Our common ancestors are John Dawson a…

Source: Sunday’s Obituary – Jane Dawson (nee Emmott) 1859-1949

Madness Monday – High Royds

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