51.63 – William, Sally, Emma and Sarah Ann Crossley, Susy Mattinson, and Sarah Annie Camm

Lots of names and surnames here, covering four generations: William and Sally, their daughter Susy, her daughters Emma and Sarah Ann, and her granddaughter Sarah Annie. We’ll try not to make it too confusing. William Crossley was a clogger, born in 1804, who set up shop at York Street (now Halifax Road). He married Sally …

S6.1 and S6.2 – John and James Thomas, and Bridget Faulkner

Another instance of two graves which might only be one – and at least one error that leaves us in the dark about what’s actually happening in these two plots. Bridget Faulkner is the oldest person in this story – born sometime around 1833, in Leeds by her accounting, Bridget only appears once on a …

17.16 – James and Hannah Lather, Samuel and Elizabeth Greenlees

This stone is slightly unusual in that it starts with those buried more recently, rather than the first few into the plot. Chronologically, we need to start with James and Hannah Lather. James Lather was born in Derbyshire in 1844, two years after his future wife Hannah Dean. He was from Spondon and she was …

27.20 – the children of Elizabeth Greenwood

Rather than type all their names into the title, here lies seven of Elizabeth and John Ashton Greenwood’s children – Sarah Elizabeth, Evelyn Josephine, John Ashton, Florence, Sybil, Theresa, and Elizabeth Ann. So many children. Elizabeth Ann Greenwood was born Elizabeth Sykes in Preston in June 1860. She is hard to track down before 1881, …

2.35 – Richard Percy Martin (previously unmarked)

Two simple sidestones: In Loving Memory of Richard Percy Martin who fell asleep Dec. 19th 1914 aged 10 years. Never forgotten by his loving father, mother, and sister. Richard Percy Martin, or Percy Richard Martini as he was registered at birth, was born in Holbeck, Leeds, the son of Richard and Rosa Martin. Richard was …