Title now amended to say January, not December!
3 January 1799
My ggg grandfather Thomas Oxley was baptised at St Mary’s Barnsley, Yorkshire, son of William and Elizabeth Oxley. All I know about William is that he married Sarah Grist on 31 July 1826, and they are in the 1841 census at Wortley Street, Barnsley with 7 children and Thomas is an agricultural labourer. He died before 1851, as in that year his wife Sarah is a widow living in Worsbrough and receiving parish relief.
3 January 1819
Baptism of Thomas Fisher at Tankersley, Yorkshire, son of my ggggg uncle Timothy Fisher and Mary Kaye. Thomas became an ironstone miner, an occupation he followed all his life, and he also lived all his life in Pilley village. He married Sarah Wharam in 1836 at Tankersley and they had 11 children, all born in Pilley. Thomas Fisher died age 55 in 1874.
3 January 1835
Baptism of my ggg aunt Ann Oxley at Barnsley, daughter of Thomas Oxley and Sarah Grist. She is with her parents and siblings at Wortley Street, Barnsley in 1841, her father an agricultural labourer, and in 1851 could be the Ann Oxley age 14 who is a servant to two hand loom weavers in Oxford Square, Barnsley. I can find no trace of her after that, but there is death of Ann Oxley in Barnsley in 1857, but the index did not include age at death at that time so I can’t be sure it’s her.
3 January 1903
My great uncle Harry Green was born at Armley, Leeds, Yorkshire, son of Joseph Green and Charlotte Senior, and he was baptised at St Stephen’s, Kirkstall, Leeds in May 1904. In 1911 he is at school and living with his parents and siblings at Station Parade, Kirkstall. He married Lena Gregory in 1927 in Bath, Somerset, and they had 3 children born in Leeds, the eldest of whom migrated, as an adult, to South Africa. I’m in regular contact with his youngest daughter born in 1947. Harry Green died in Leeds in 1975.