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Harriet FIRTH
of Paradise, Luddenden Foot, Yorkshire
Alternative names
Harriet ARCHIBALD (Married)
Ancestors
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John FIRTH
~1738 - ~1814
of Illingworth, Halifax, Yorkshire
John FIRTH
1782 - 1854
Plasterer of Northrowram, Yorkshire
 
Betty HOLDSWORTH
~1748 - ~1814
of Illingworth, Halifax, Yorkshire
Harriet FIRTH
1801 - 1857
of Paradise, Luddenden Foot, Yorkshire
 
John RAMSDEN
~1682 - ~1767
Clothier of Halifax, Yorkshire
James RAMSDEN
1723 - 1809
of Halifax, Yorkshire
 
Sarah WATERHOUSE
~1694 - ~1767
of Halifax, Yorkshire
Samuel RAMSDEN
1751 - 1824
of Ovenden, Yorkshire
 
John STANDEVEN
~1693 - ~1768
Cloth comber of Northrowram, Yorkshire
Martha STANDEVEN
1727 - 1806
of Northrowram, Yorkshire
 
Mary PICKLES
~1699 - ~1768
of Northrowram, Yorkshire
Hannah RAMSDEN
bap.1781 - 1861
of Ovenden, Yorkshire
 
Benjamin TETLEY
~1652 - 1733
of Ovenden, Yorkshire
Benjamin TETLEY
1702 - ~1768
Wool comber of Ovenden, Yorkshire
 
Thomas HARTLEY
~1621 - ~1706
of Northrowram, Yorkshire
Martha HARTLEY
bap.1662 - 1733
of Halifax, Yorkshire
 
Ann TETLEY
1747 - 1835
of Ovenden, Yorkshire
 
John DOUGHTY
~1681 - bur.1762
of Ovenden, Yorkshire
Martha DOUGHTY
1712 - bur.1766
of Ovenden, Yorkshire
 
Spouses and Descendants
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Harriet FIRTH
1801 - 1857
of Paradise, Luddenden Foot, Yorkshire
  m. Robert ARCHIBALD (1801 - 1872)
 
Mary Ann ARCHIBALD
bap.1823 - ~1885
of Heptonstall, Yorkshire
  m. Joseph GRIME (~1814 - ~1889)
 
Mary Jane GRIME
1850 - ~1901
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Nancy GRIME
1854 - ~1904
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Firth ARCHIBALD
bap.1825 - bur.1870
Plasterer of Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire
  m. Betty 'Betsy' AINSWORTH (~1826 - bur.1893)
 
Firth ARCHIBALD
~1850 - ~1911
Plasterer of Blackburn, Lancashire
Harriet Hannah ARCHIBALD
~1853 - bur.1926
Cotton weaver of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. WALSH (~1853 - ~1903)
 
David Ainsworth ARCHIBALD
~1856 - bur.1933
Plasterer of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Mary Jane [ARCHIBALD] (~1857 - ~1907)
 
Firth ARCHIBALD
~1882 - ~1937
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Maud ARCHIBALD
~1882 - ~1937
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Elizabeth Jane 'Betsy' ARCHIBALD
1860 - bur.1915
Cotton weaver of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. William MARSDEN (~1860 - bur.1912)
 
Margaret Alice ARCHIBALD
~1868 - ~1930
Paper bag maker of Blackburn, Lancashire
Robert ARCHIBALD
~1827 - bur.1830
of Askrigg, Yorkshire
Margaret Emeline ARCHIBALD
1830 - ~1895
of Askrigg, Yorkshire
Harriet ARCHIBALD
bap.1833 - 1882
of Askrigg, Yorkshire
  m. Joseph WHALLEY (~1828 - ~1895)
  m. James ELSWORTH (~1838 - ~1913)
  m. William SEED (~1844 - ~1919)
 
Harriet WHALLEY
~1854 - ~1908
of Blackburn, Lancashire
John F WHALLEY
~1856 - ~1909
of Blackburn, Lancashire
 
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Joseph WHALLEY
~1858 - ~1910
of Blackburn, Lancashire
William ELSWORTH
1873 - ~1923
of Blackburn, Lancashire
 
Doris ELSWORTH
~1905 - 1997
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Caroline Elizabeth ARCHIBALD
bap.1834 - 1903
Lodging house keeper of Askrigg, Yorkshire
  m. James FORREST (1833 - 1889)
 
Firth FORREST
1854 - 1931
Private - 2nd Loyal North Lancashire Regiment of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Letitia 'Lettice' WILKINSON (1853 - 1928)
 
John FORREST
1875 - ~1915
Cotton weaver of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Esther RAWLINSON (~1871 - ~1941)
 
Firth FORREST
1897 - 1968
Storekeeper (Assembly Room Store - Royal Ordnance Factory) of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Mary Ann YATES (1899 - 1962)
 
John FORREST
1920 - ~1980
Paper mill worker of Blackburn, Lancashire
Robert FORREST
1922 - ~1981
Bakery assistant of Blackburn, Lancashire
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Clifford FORREST
1929 - 1929
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Esther FORREST
1900 - 1965
Cotton weaver of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Edward DAVIES (1896 - ~1967)
 
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  m. Fred SMITH (~1905 - ~1980)
 
Arthur DAVIES
1921 - ~1980
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Edward FORREST
1904 - 1968
Engineer and stoker at cotton mill of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Ethel E BLACKBURN (1905 - ~1972)
 
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John FORREST
1907 - ~1973
Paper mill worker of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Doris KNOWLES (1907 - ~1973)
 
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Jane FORREST
1908 - 1979
Cotton weaver of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. William Henry HAWORTH (1909 - 2004)
 
Royden HAWORTH
1929 - 1982
of Blackburn, Lancashire
 
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Arthur FORREST
1911 - 1982
of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Phyllis M MCGOWAN (1909 - 1967)
 
Harriet FORREST
1884 - 1951
of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Thomas PARK (~1869 - 1903)
  m. Adam GREENWOOD (1880 - 1959)
 
Nancy FORREST
1885 - 1973
Cardroom hand at cotton mill of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. William Henry BLAKLEY (1878 - ~1942)
  m. Joseph HARTLEY (1878 - ~1959)
 
Harriet BLAKLEY
1906 - 1988
of Earby, Yorkshire
  m. Thomas NORSE (1906 - 1995)
 
William Henry NORSE
1928 - 1991
of Skipton, Yorkshire
 
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Frank NORSE
1933 - 2007
of Blackburn, Lancashire
 
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Adam NORSE
1935 - 1976
of Blackburn, Lancashire
 
Albert BLAKLEY
1907 - 1977
Cotton weaver of Skipton, Yorkshire
  m. Alice Elizabeth HOGG (1907 - ~1973)
 
Rose BLAKLEY
1908 - 1972
Cotton weaver of Skipton, Yorkshire
  m. Robert W CLAYTON (1907 - ~1973)
 
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Josephine BLAKLEY
1915 - 1998
Cotton weaver of Skipton, Yorkshire
  m. James GRIMSHAW (1912 - 1976)
 
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Margaret Archibald FORREST
1857 - 1857
of Blackburn, Lancashire
James FORREST
1858 - ~1860
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Robert Archibald FORREST
1860 - 1922
Cotton creeler of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Catherine Ann 'Kate' PICKUP (1866 - 1922)
 
John FORREST
1863 - ~1939
Cotton spinner of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Selina HIGGINSON (~1863 - 1933)
 
Elizabeth FORREST
1891 - ~1983
of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. James MCVAN (1890 - 1971)
  m. Joseph CLIFFE (~1925 - ?)
 
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  m. WHITE (~1917 - ?)
 
Selina FORREST
1893 - 1977
Cotton weaver of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Edward WILSON (1894 - ~1967)
 
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Isabella FORREST
1898 - 1960
of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Ernest SMITH (1894 - 1969)
 
Florence 'Florrie' SMITH
1920 - 2007
Capstan lathe hand of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Harry SUTTON (~1909 - ?)
 
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Selina SMITH
1921 - 1997
Cotton winder of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. David LOWE (1920 - ~1980)
  m. James Hartley BYRNE (1930 - 1982)
 
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Jessie Hannah SMITH
1922 - 1948
Cotton weaver of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Albert DOUGLAS (1921 - 1956)
 
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John FORREST
1901 - ~1970
Woodyard labourer of Blackburn, Lancashire
Thomas FORREST
1904 - ~1957
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Nancy FORREST
1865 - 1944
Cotton weaver of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. James BLACKBURN (1862 - 1901)
 
Jane BLACKBURN
1888 - 1971
Cotton weaver of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Herbet BARNETT (1853 - 1943)
 
Elizabeth BLACKBURN
1890 - 1955
Cotton weaver of Blackburn, Lancashire
Harriet Firth BLACKBURN
1892 - 1984
Cotton weaver of Blackburn, Lancashire
Robert BLACKBURN
1893 - 1972
Family grocer of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Lucy A DUNN (1899 - 1959)
 
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  m. Alfred Brian DUNDERDALE (1931 - 2014)
 
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Charlotte Lucy ROYLE
1987 - 1987
of Manchester, Lancashire
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James BLACKBURN
1896 - 1901
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Richard BLACKBURN
1896 - 1901
of Blackburn, Lancashire
John BLACKBURN
1898 - 1901
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Fred BLACKBURN
1899 - 1991
Painter and decorator of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Amy SHORROCK (1903 - 1975)
 
Emily BLACKBURN
1901 - 1901
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Harriet FORREST
1867 - 1868
of Blackburn, Lancashire
James FORREST
1869 - 1946
Labourer (retired) of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Barbara HAWORTH (1869 - 1948)
 
James FORREST
1890 - 1891
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Isabella FORREST
1892 - 1976
Cotton winder (unemployed, seeking work) of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. William Arthur FERGUSON (1898 - 1965)
 
Lilian 'Lily' FERGUSON
1921 - 1975
Cotton doffer in ring room of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Jack SUNTER (~1912 - ?)
 
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  m. Linda A NEWSHAM (1948 - 2005)
 
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Margaret FERGUSON
1924 - 2010
Cotton weaver of Blackburn, Lancashire
 
Thomas FERGUSON
1927 - 1935
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Barbara FERGUSON
1928 - 1930
of Blackburn, Lancashire
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Elizabeth FORREST
1895 - 1895
of Blackburn, Lancashire
James FORREST
1896 - 1897
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Barbara FORREST
1899 - 1965
Cotton weaver of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. William JOHNSON (~1888 - ~1963)
 
Betty JOHNSON
1921 - 2000
Slipper worker of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. James THORNLEY (1921 - 1988)
 
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William FORREST
1903 - 1904
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Thomas FORREST
1906 - 1934
Schoolboy (infant) of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Nora YATES (1902 - ~1971)
 
William Gordon FORREST
1931 - 1980
of Blackburn, Lancashire
 
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Lily FORREST
1909 - 1928
Schoolgirl (infant) of Blackburn, Lancashire
William FORREST
1871 - 1930
Cotton spinner of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Rose Ann PARKES (1871 - 1948)
 
Harriet FORREST
1890 - 1973
Cotton winder of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Frederick BAMFORD (1890 - 1943)
 
James BAMFORD
1919 - 1924
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Firth BAMFORD
1919 - 1986
Joiner (apprentice, bench hand) of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Edna COCKSHUTT (1921 - 2011)
 
Firth BAMFORD
1948 - 2022
of Blackburn, Lancashire
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Elizabeth 'Lizzie' FORREST
1892 - 1978
Cotton weaver of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. William 'Billy' STANHOPE (1894 - 1929)
 
Dorothy Rose STANHOPE
1923 - 2009
of Fylde R.D., Lancashire
 
Margaret STANHOPE
1927 - 1973
of Fylde R.D., Lancashire
 
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Mary 'Poll' FORREST
1895 - 1981
Cotton winder of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Luke WILSON (~1887 - ~1962)
 
Fred WILSON
1920 - 2003
Motor electrician of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Phyllis D PAGE (~1911 - ?)
 
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Firth FORREST
1898 - 1918
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Alice FORREST
1901 - 1902
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Rose 'Rosie' FORREST
1903 - 1979
Cotton winder of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Arthur MORRIS (1902 - 1936)
  m. George TOWLER (~1915 - ?)
 
Brian MORRIS
1930 - 1957
of Blackburn, Lancashire
 
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Olive FORREST
1904 - 1967
Cotton warper of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. James 'Jim' WALMSLEY (1905 - ~1953)
 
William 'Bill' FORREST
1906 - 1969
Textile fitter's labourer of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Nancy DUCKWORTH (1908 - ~1974)
 
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John 'Jack' FORREST
1907 - 1972
Clerk of Works (Blackburn Corporation) of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Edna May SCOTT (1908 - 1994)
 
Firth Scott FORREST
1937 - 1937
of Blackburn, Lancashire
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James FORREST
1914 - 1930
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Harriet FORREST
1873 - 1956
Cotton winder of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Richard BLACKBURN (1864 - 1952)
 
May BLACKBURN
1898 - 1964
of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Albert BICKERSTAFF (1896 - 1963)
 
Olive BICKERSTAFF
1930 - 2000
of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Leslie BARRACLOUGH (1928 - 1999)
 
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William BLACKBURN
1900 - 1968
Woollen & trimming merchant sales and maker of army clothing etc of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Elsie FIELDING (1905 - 1980)
 
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Olive BLACKBURN
1901 - 1981
Assistant cook of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Robert DAWES (1902 - ~1967)
 
Richard BLACKBURN
1904 - 1964
Wholesale woollen warehouse salesman of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Elsie TATE (1907 - 1984)
 
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Arthur BLACKBURN
1906 - 1987
Painter and decorator of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Sarah J LOWE (1910 - ~1971)
 
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Emelia ARCHIBALD
bap.1836 - ~1893
of Askrigg, Yorkshire
  m. Jonathan HILTON (~1835 - ~1885)
 
Alice HILTON
~1861 - ~1911
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Robert HILTON
~1863 - ~1913
of Blackburn, Lancashire
John HILTON
~1864 - ~1914
of Blackburn, Lancashire
James HILTON
~1866 - ~1916
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Firth HILTON
~1868 - ~1918
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Samuel HILTON
~1885 - ~1935
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Robert ARCHIBALD
bap.1839 - 1868
Painter of Askrigg, Yorkshire
John Augustus ARCHIBALD
bap.1843 - bur.1909
Plasterer of Askrigg, Yorkshire
  m. Alice Raybanks CASEY (~1839 - bur.1924)
 
Samuel Warwick ARCHIBALD
~1864 - ~1918
of Witton, Blackburn, Lancashire
Mary Agnes ARCHIBALD
~1866 - ~1919
of Witton, Blackburn, Lancashire
Robert ARCHIBALD
~1869 - bur.1925
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Harriet Firth ARCHIBALD
1879 - ~1929
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Narrative and Notes

According to the 1851 census Harriet FIRTH was born in "Paradise, Yorkshire". There is no town or village called Paradise in Yorkshire, but there are two good candidates.

Paradise appears in the 1861 census as a place on Scout Road that runs south east out of Mytholmroyd less than 2 miles from Hebden Bridge where Harriet lived after she was married. This Paradise is shown on a map of 1852. Harriet wasn't the only person to give a birthplace as "Paradise, Yorkshire" in a census: an unrelated 7-year old Ralph WHITTAKER had a birthplace of Paradise, Yorkshire on the 1871 census while living in Oldham but his parents, who were originally from Oldham, were living in this house on Scout Road in 1861. The only other inhabitant of Paradise then was Thomas RIDEHOUGH, 60, a "manufacturers clerk(?) inploying 28 hands". Many new houses have been built since those days, but comparing the 1852 map with Google Streetview it appears that the house may still exist at 6 Scout Road.

There is an alternative "Paradise" in the area: 0.5 mile south west of Luddenden and about halfway between Hebden Bridge and Ovenden there is a hamlet near Ellenroyd on Naylor Lane. One of the current houses has a sign saying "Paradise", but the 1852 century map also shows it.

Harriet married Robert ARCHIBALD at St John's in Halifax on 23 June 1822 with Robert being recorded as being a plasterer living in Heptonstall, a growing textile community to the west of Halifax, where their first two children were christened. Their second child Firth was born in Hebden Bridge, just outside Heptonstall. Note that Heptonstall and Mytholmroyd were both in the Parish of Halifax in 1822.

In the late 1820's the family moved to Askrigg where Robert's mother's family had lived. The remainder of their children were born in Askrigg. In total Harriet and Robert are recorded as having eight children. Another child, Robert who died aged 2 in Askrigg, was likely a ninth.

Between 1838 and 1841, the family moved to Blackburn and were living at 15 Friday Street a few doors down from Robert's brother Henry. Harriet died at 2 Friday Street, Blackburn on 26 April 1857, aged 55, of "phthisis", a general term relating to the wasting of the lungs, but perhaps consumption or tuberculosis.

Some of her children were buried in the non-confirmist section of New Whalley Cemetery in Blackburn, so it is clear that she and her husband retained their non-conformist sentiments.

Harriet would most likely have been born between Jun 1802 and Mar 1803, based on the following evidence:

- death certificate, age of 55 suggests birth between 26 Apr 1801 and 26 Apr 1802

- 1841 census, an age of 40-44 suggests birth between Jun 1796 and Jun 1801 (or between Jun 1801 and Jun 1806 if the enumerator of the 1841 census was incorrectly rounding up instead of down)

- 1851 census, an age of 48 suggests birth between Mar 1802 and Mar 1803.

A good candidate for Harriet's baptism was on 20 Sep 1801, at the Zion Methodist New Connexion, in Ovenden by John FIRTH & Hannah (RAMSDEN) of Houldsworth, who were Methodists. This John FIRTH was a hand loom weaver, although his sons Stephen and Samuel both later became plasters and slaters, which provides an occupational connection between Robert ARCHIBALD and the FIRTH family even if the boys would have been too young for heavy labouring when Harriet was married. In 1851 there is a John FIRTH living in Holdsworth, Ovenden, born 1799-1800 who is a plasterer, who might have been an earlier child of John and Hannah and who might have been old enough to be working as a plasterer alongside Robert ARCHIBALD.

The Ovenden baptism fits with Harriet being born in the Paradise located between Hebden Bridge and Ovenden. This baptism fits with the (vague) 1841 census but is a year too early for most of her other records. But the Ovenden baptism states that, John and Hannah, the parents, were from "Houldsworth". This might be explained if Hannah RAMSDEN's family were from Paradise and, despite her living in Holdsworth, her first child was born at the house of her mother and close relatives.

An alternative baptism was on 8 Aug 1802 at St Bartholomew, Ripponden by John and Susan FIRTH, cotton carder from Soyland. Ripponden is 5 miles south west of Halifax. This couple also baptized Ann in 1798 and David in 1800. The date of birth fits with 1851 census, and Soyland is marginally closer to Mytholmroyd than Ovenden, but there is no other evidence to support this being the correct Harriet FIRTH such as the plastering connection.

Harriet died on Sunday 26 Apr 1857 at 2 Friday Street of phthisis, now known as pulmonary tuberculosis (TB). Her death was reported in the Preston Chronicle, but no details were given.

Other notes:

The full list of Harriet/Harriot FIRTHs christened between 1796 and 1803 in Yorkshire:

- 24 Apr 1796, Norland by James FIRTH - Norland is 4 miles from Halifax. No child named James.

- 1796, Salendine Nook Meeting House-Particular Baptist, Quarmby cum Lindley, Huddersfield by William and Mary FIRTH. No child named James.

- 4 Jun 1797 Sheffield by Peter and Ann FIRTH, edge tool maker. Skilled tradesman would not not become a slater

- 25 Jul 1799, High Street Methodist, Huddersfield by William and Mary FIRTH of Dalton Lane (and again on 26 Aug 1799 at Heckmondwike, born 2 Jul 1799). No child named William. Non-conformist.

- 11 Sep 1799, All Saints, Dewsbury by John and Margaret FIRTH. 10 miles to Halifax. Harriet's only children with two christian names were John Augustus and Margaret Emeline. Coincidence?

- 20 Sep 1801, Ovenden by John & Hannah FIRTH of Houldsworth, who were Methodists (as above).

- 8 Aug 1802, St Bartholomew, Ripponden by John and Susan FIRTH, cotton carder from Soyland. Ripponden is 5 miles south west of Halifax. This couple also baptized Ann in 1798 and David in 1800. The date of birth fits with 1851 census, and Soyland is marginally closer to Mytholmroyd than Ovenden, but there is no other evidence to support this being the correct Harriet FIRTH such as the plastering connection.

- 7 Feb 1803 (born 8 Jan 1803), Denby Dikeside Wesleyan, Cumberworth by James FIRTH of Shelmanthorp and Mary LAWTON. Date of birth fits with 1851 census, but Cumberworth is 16 miles away from Halifax with Huddersfield lying between its less likely that Harriet would end up in Halifax. Non-conformist chapel.

- 25 Sep 1803, St Peter Huddersfield by Jeremiah FIRTH and Martha GLEDHILL of Deighton (7 miles to Halifax).

In 1871 an 89 year old Hannah FIRTH is living with her granddaughter Charlotte ASPINALL who was the daughter of John ASPINALL and a different Harriet FIRTH whose father was Thomas FIRTH of Elland.

Timeline
Personal Family World
Date
Age*
Event
Place
1801
0
Birth 
1
Paradise, Luddenden Foot, Yorkshire
20 Sep 1801
0
Baptism 
2
Zion Methodist New Connexion, Ovenden, Yorkshire, England
1801
0
Residence 
Paradise, Luddenden Foot, Yorkshire
23 Jun 1822
21
Marriage to husband Robert ARCHIBALD 
34
Halifax, Yorkshire
4 May 1823
22
Baptism of daughter Mary Ann ARCHIBALD 
5
Heptonstall, Yorkshire
btw 1824 and 1825
23
Birth of son Firth ARCHIBALD 
Hebden Bridge, Yorkshire
btw 1827 and 1828
26
Birth of son Robert ARCHIBALD 
 
28 Feb 1830
29
Burial of son Robert ARCHIBALD 
Askrigg, Yorkshire
btw Jun 1830 and Aug 1830
29
Birth of daughter Margaret Emeline ARCHIBALD 
6
 
btw 1831 and 1832
30
Birth of daughter Harriet ARCHIBALD 
7
Askrigg, Yorkshire
btw 1833 and 1834
32
Birth of daughter Caroline Elizabeth ARCHIBALD 
8
Askrigg, Yorkshire
btw 1835 and 1836
34
Birth of daughter Emelia ARCHIBALD 
9
Askrigg, Yorkshire
btw 1838 and 1839
37
Birth of son Robert ARCHIBALD 
Askrigg, Yorkshire
29 Oct 1839
38
Marriage of brother Stephen FIRTH and Sarah WHARTON 
10
Halifax, Yorkshire
7 Jun 1841
40
Census 
11
Askrigg, Yorkshire
1 Oct 1843
42
Baptism of son John Augustus ARCHIBALD 
12
Askrigg, Yorkshire
10 Apr 1847
46
Marriage of daughter Mary Ann ARCHIBALD and Joseph GRIME 
13
Blackburn, Lancashire
30 Mar 1851
48
query Caution: Recorded age does not match calculated age (50).
Census 
14
15 Friday Street, Blackburn, Lancashire
24 Jan 1852
51
Marriage of daughter Harriet ARCHIBALD and Joseph WHALLEY 
15
Saint Mary, Blackburn, Lancashire, England
13 Apr 1854
53
Marriage of daughter Caroline Elizabeth ARCHIBALD and James FORREST 
1617
Saint Mary, Blackburn, Lancashire, England
29 Jul 1854
53
Death of father John FIRTH 
18
Holdsworth, Ovenden, Halifax, Yorkshire
26 Apr 1857
55
query Caution: Recorded age does not match calculated age (56).
Death 
19
2 Friday Street, Blackburn, Lancashire
24 May 1861
60
Death of mother Hannah RAMSDEN 
20
Sodhouse Green, Ovenden, Halifax, , Yorkshire, England
4 Jul 1868
67
Death of son Robert ARCHIBALD 
Lower Audley, Blackburn, Lancashire
12 Apr 1870
69
Burial of son Firth ARCHIBALD 
21
Whalley New Road Cemetery, Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Q1 1871
70
Marriage of daughter Harriet ARCHIBALD and James ELSWORTH 
22
Blackburn, Lancashire
14 May 1872
71
Death of husband Robert ARCHIBALD 
23
4 Lower Audley Street, Blackburn, Lancashire
Q1 1877
76
Marriage of daughter Harriet ARCHIBALD and William SEED 
 
Q4 1882
81
Death of daughter Harriet ARCHIBALD 
 
Q1 1903
102
Death of daughter Caroline Elizabeth ARCHIBALD 
24
Blackburn, Lancashire
15 May 1909
108
Burial of son John Augustus ARCHIBALD 
25
Whalley New Road Cemetery, Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Documented age, Calculated age, Estimated age
Citations
1 - UK 1851 Census - 30th March 1851
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Robert Archibald - Head - M - 46 - Plasterer - Yorkshire, Skipton

Margaret Archibald - Wife - M - 48 - - Yorkshire, Paradise

Hariet Archibald - Dau - U - 20 - Dress maker - Yorkshire, Askrigg

Hariet Archibald - Dau - U - 18 - Cotton Rover - Yorkshire, Askrigg

Emelia Archibald - Dau - - 14 - Cotton Power Loom Weaver - Yorkshire, Askrigg

Elizabeth Archibald - Dau - - 16 - Cotton Drawer - Yorkshire, Askrigg

Robert Archibald - Son - - 12 - Painter - Yorkshire, Askrigg

John Archibald - Son - - 7 - Scholar - Yorkshire, Askrigg

Firth Archibald - Son - M - 26 - Plasterer - Yorkshire, Hebden Bridge

Betty Archibald - Wife - M - 24 - Cotton Power Winder - Lancashire, Blackburn

18 Friday Street - James ORMEROD Beerseller

2 - Mount Zion Chapel, Ogen, Halifax, Records
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Harriott Daur of John and Hannah Firth of Houldsworth Bap Sep'r 20 1801

3 - Halifax Parish Records
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No 1634

Banns of Marriage between Robert Archibald [???outhrouse] [Apraisser] Plasterer B and Harriet Firth Spinster both of Heptonstall in this Parish were published on the Three Sundays underwritten; That is to say,

On Sunday the 2

On Sunday the 9 of June 1822

On Sunday the 16

4 - Halifax Parish Records
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Robert Archibald of Heptonstall of this Parish Plasterer a Bachelor and Harriet Firth of Heptonstall of this Parish spinster were married in thie Church by Banns with Consent of ___ this twenty third Day of June in the Year One Thousand eight hundred and twenty two

By me S Wright vicar

This marriage was solemnized between us

Robert Archibald's X mark

Harriet Firth

In the presence of

Joseph Attley X his mark

N Rushworth

No 475

5 - FamilySearch International Genealogical Index

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MARY ANNE ARCHABEL

Female

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Event(s):

Christening: 04 MAY 1823 Heptonstall, Yorkshire, England

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Parents:

Father: ROBERT ARCHABEL

Mother: HARRIET

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Source Information:

Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:

C007482 1813 - 1847 0990611, 0990612 Film 6909606 Film

Sheet: 00

6 - UK 1841 Census - 7th June 1841

Note: Ages of adults were often rounded down to nearest 5 years. For example, a recorded age of 25 implies an age of between 25 and 29.

Robert Archibald - 40 - Plasterer - Y

Harriet Archibald - 40 - - Y

Firth Archibald - 15 - - Y

Margaret Archibald - 10 - - Y

Harriet Archibald - 9 - - Y

Elizabeth Archibald - 7 - - Y

Emilah Archibald - 5 - - Y

Robert Archibald - 2 - - Y

7 - UK 1841 Census - 7th June 1841

Note: Ages of adults were often rounded down to nearest 5 years. For example, a recorded age of 25 implies an age of between 25 and 29.

Robert Archibald - 40 - Plasterer - Y

Harriet Archibald - 40 - - Y

Firth Archibald - 15 - - Y

Margaret Archibald - 10 - - Y

Harriet Archibald - 9 - - Y

Elizabeth Archibald - 7 - - Y

Emilah Archibald - 5 - - Y

Robert Archibald - 2 - - Y

8 - UK 1881 Census - 3rd April 1881
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Elizabeth FORREST Head W Female 46 Blackburn, Lancashire, England Housekeeper

Nancy FORREST Daur Female 16 Blackburn, Lancashire, England Cotn Wvr

James FORREST Son Male 12 Blackburn, Lancashire, England Asst Cotn Spinner 1/2 Time Schlr

William FORREST Son Male 9 Blackburn, Lancashire, England Schlr

Harriet FORREST Daur Female 7 Blackburn, Lancashire, England Schlr

9 - UK 1841 Census - 7th June 1841

Note: Ages of adults were often rounded down to nearest 5 years. For example, a recorded age of 25 implies an age of between 25 and 29.

Robert Archibald - 40 - Plasterer - Y

Harriet Archibald - 40 - - Y

Firth Archibald - 15 - - Y

Margaret Archibald - 10 - - Y

Harriet Archibald - 9 - - Y

Elizabeth Archibald - 7 - - Y

Emilah Archibald - 5 - - Y

Robert Archibald - 2 - - Y

10 - Halifax Parish Records

1839 Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Halifax in the County of York

404 - Oct'r 29

Stephen Firth - Full age - Bach? - Slater - Halifax - John Firth - Slater

Sarah Rushworth - Full age - Widow - Publican - Northrowram - George Wharton - Farmer

Married in the Parish Church according to the rites and ceremonies of the Established Church after Banns by me [?]

This marriage was solemnized between us

Stepehn Firth

Sarah Rushworth X her mark

in the presence of us

? ?

Samuel Firth

11 - UK 1841 Census - 7th June 1841

Note: Ages of adults were often rounded down to nearest 5 years. For example, a recorded age of 25 implies an age of between 25 and 29.

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Robert Archibald - 40 - Plasterer - Y

Harriet Archibald - 40 - - Y

Firth Archibald - 15 - - Y

Margaret Archibald - 10 - - Y

Harriet Archibald - 9 - - Y

Elizabeth Archibald - 7 - - Y

Emilah Archibald - 5 - - Y

Robert Archibald - 2 - - Y

12 - FamilySearch International Genealogical Index

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JOHN AUGUSTUS ARCHIBALD

Male

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Event(s):

Christening: 01 OCT 1843 Askrigg, Yorkshire, England

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Parents:

Father: ROBERT ARCHIBALD

Mother: HARRIET

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Source Information:

Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:

C014122 1813 - 1848 0207492 Film 6909855 Film

Sheet: 00

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First name(s) Mary Ann

Last name Archibald

Name note -

Marriage year 1847

Marriage date 10 Apr 1847

Marriage place Blackburn

Spouse's first name(s) Joseph

Spouse's last name Grime

Spouse's age -

County Lancashire

Country England

Record set England Marriages 1538-1973

Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records

Subcategory Parish Marriages

Collections from England, Great Britain

14 - UK 1851 Census - 30th March 1851
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Robert Archibald - Head - M - 46 - Plasterer - Yorkshire, Skipton

Margaret Archibald - Wife - M - 48 - - Yorkshire, Paradise

Hariet Archibald - Dau - U - 20 - Dress maker - Yorkshire, Askrigg

Hariet Archibald - Dau - U - 18 - Cotton Rover - Yorkshire, Askrigg

Emelia Archibald - Dau - - 14 - Cotton Power Loom Weaver - Yorkshire, Askrigg

Elizabeth Archibald - Dau - - 16 - Cotton Drawer - Yorkshire, Askrigg

Robert Archibald - Son - - 12 - Painter - Yorkshire, Askrigg

John Archibald - Son - - 7 - Scholar - Yorkshire, Askrigg

Firth Archibald - Son - M - 26 - Plasterer - Yorkshire, Hebden Bridge

Betty Archibald - Wife - M - 24 - Cotton Power Winder - Lancashire, Blackburn

18 Friday Street - James ORMEROD Beerseller

15 - FamilySearch International Genealogical Index

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HARRIET ARCHIBALD

Female

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Marriages:

Spouse: JOSEPH WHALLEY

Marriage: 24 JAN 1852 Saint Mary, Blackburn, Lancashire, England

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Source Information:

Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:

M153641 1846 - 1854 1278808 Film NONE

Sheet:

16 - UK General Registry Office Marriage Certificate
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1854 Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Blackburn in the County of Lancaster

No: 22

When married - 13th April 1854

Name and Surname - Age - Condition - Rank or Profession - Residence at the time of marriage - Father's name and surname - Rank or Profession of father

James Forrest - 20 - Bachelor - Piecer - Blackburn - William Forrest - Brickmaker

Elizabeth Archibold - 20 - Spinster - - Blackburn - Robert Archibold - Plasterer

Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church by ___ or after Banns by me E:A:Lang

This marriage was solemnized between us: James Forrest's + mark, Elizabeth Archibold's + mark in the Presence of us, John Pilkington, Thomas Livesey

17 - St Mary the Virgin, Blackburn Parish Records
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18 - UK General Registry Office Death Certificate
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Superintendent Registrar's District Halifax

Registrar's District Ovenden

1854 DEATHS in the District of Ovenden in the County of York

No.

When Died

Name and Surname

Sex

Age

Rank or Profession

Cause of Death

Signature, Description and Residence of Informant

When Registered

Signature of Registrar

238

Twentyninth July 1854

Holdsworth

John Firth

Male

72 years

Plasterer

Chronic Inflammation of the Bladder

Certified

Joseph Bolton

Present at the death

Sodhousegreen

Ovenden

First August 1854

Alexander Spencer

Registrar

19 - UK General Registry Office Death Certificate
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Certified Copy of an Entry of Death

1857 Death in the Sub-District of Blackburn in the County of Lancaster

No - When and where died - Sex - Age - Occupation - Cause of death - Signature, description and residence of informant - When registered - Signature of registrar

420 - Twenty Sixth April 1857, 2 Friday Street, Blackburn - Harriet Archibald - Female - 55 years - Wife of Robert Archibald Plasterer - Phthisis, Certified - X The mark of Hannah Ainsworth, Present at the Death, 2 Pit Street, Blackburn - Twenty Ninth April 1857 - William Barlow Fairbrother Registrar

20 - UK General Registry Office Death Certificate
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Superintendent Registrar's District Halifax

Registrar's District Ovenden

1861 DEATHS in the District of Ovenden in the County of York

No.

When Died

Name and Surname

Sex

Age

Rank or Profession

Cause of Death

Signature, Description and Residence of Informant

When Registered

Signature of Registrar

175

Twenty fourth May 1861

Sodhouse Green

Hannah Firth

Female

80 years

Widow of John Firth

Plasterer

Old age

No medical attendant

X The mark of Nancy Hoosan

In attendance

White Hill Ovenden

Twenty seventh May 1861

Alexander Spencer

Registrar

21 - Email from Donna Cooper

Whalley New Rd Cemetary Blackburn

Non Conformist section

Section E

vault 6181

Firth Archibald....41 yrs...Apr 12th 1870 .....£0. 18s

Betty Archibald.....67 yrs......4th Sept 1893.....£0.15s

William Marsden....64 yrs....27th June 1912

Elizabeth Jane Marsden.....55yrs.....23rd Feb 1915

Arthur Palin....4 yrs....27th June 1916

Harriet Hannah Walsh.....72 yrs.....13th Dec 1926

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Section E

Vault 6013

Hannah Ainsworth....70 yrs....May 6th 1865..... £0.16s 6d

Margaret Ellen Archibald.....1y......Aug 8th 1865......£0.13s

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Section G

10841

Mary Jane Archibald.....26 yrs......10th Sept 1884.....£0.15s

Elizabeth Alice Archibald.....20 yrs.....29th Dec 1902.....£0.12s

Emma Palin.....1 day......22nd April 1926

David Ainsworth Archibald.......76 yrs......14th Feb 1933

Edith Banks......63 yrs......9th March 1960

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Section G

Vault 10736

Robert Archibald....72 yrs.....17th May 1872.....£0.15s

John Augustus Archibald......65 yrs.....15th May 1909

Alice Rebanks Archibald......85 yrs......10th Nov 1924

Robert Archibald........56 yrs......13th June 1925

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Section G

Vault 10208

Francis Cooper.....49 yrs.....9th March 1876......£0.12s

John Gregory Cooper.....25 yrs.....9th Sept 1880.....£0.9s

Susannah Cooper.......64 yrs.....14th Feb 1893.......1s

Then on the other microfilm {individual burial entries}

Eva Pearce....d of Albert & Jane Ann....3 wks....Readshaw? St.....25th Feb 1913.........plot no' D3957

Arthur Palin....s of Arthur & Maud.....4 yrs.....104 Abraham St.....27th June 1916....plot no' E6181

Jane Pearce.....d Albert & Jane Ann.....2 yrs.....11 Lune or June St.....15th March 1919......plot no' F7712

There were many vaults with children and babies....very sad to see.

Not sure wether they were paupers graves/public graves?

I found little Sarah Ellen Pierce with 3 other children,who I dont think are related,looking at the dates.......

Section G

vault 10523

Sarah Ellen Pierce ....5 yrs 12th Feb 1883

Edward Briggs......13 hrs........15th Feb 1883

Annie Elizabeth Walkden.....6 mos.....17th Feb 1883

James Barnes......2 yrs.....22nd Feb 1883

22 - FreeBMD - UK GRO Civil Registration

Marriages Mar 1871

Elsworth James Blackburn 8e 373

Whalley Harriet Blackburn 8e 373

23 - UK General Registry Office Death Certificate
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24 - UK General Registry Office Death Certificate
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25 - Email from Donna Cooper

Whalley New Rd Cemetary Blackburn

Non Conformist section

Section E

vault 6181

Firth Archibald....41 yrs...Apr 12th 1870 .....£0. 18s

Betty Archibald.....67 yrs......4th Sept 1893.....£0.15s

William Marsden....64 yrs....27th June 1912

Elizabeth Jane Marsden.....55yrs.....23rd Feb 1915

Arthur Palin....4 yrs....27th June 1916

Harriet Hannah Walsh.....72 yrs.....13th Dec 1926

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Section E

Vault 6013

Hannah Ainsworth....70 yrs....May 6th 1865..... £0.16s 6d

Margaret Ellen Archibald.....1y......Aug 8th 1865......£0.13s

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Section G

10841

Mary Jane Archibald.....26 yrs......10th Sept 1884.....£0.15s

Elizabeth Alice Archibald.....20 yrs.....29th Dec 1902.....£0.12s

Emma Palin.....1 day......22nd April 1926

David Ainsworth Archibald.......76 yrs......14th Feb 1933

Edith Banks......63 yrs......9th March 1960

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Section G

Vault 10736

Robert Archibald....72 yrs.....17th May 1872.....£0.15s

John Augustus Archibald......65 yrs.....15th May 1909

Alice Rebanks Archibald......85 yrs......10th Nov 1924

Robert Archibald........56 yrs......13th June 1925

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Section G

Vault 10208

Francis Cooper.....49 yrs.....9th March 1876......£0.12s

John Gregory Cooper.....25 yrs.....9th Sept 1880.....£0.9s

Susannah Cooper.......64 yrs.....14th Feb 1893.......1s

Then on the other microfilm {individual burial entries}

Eva Pearce....d of Albert & Jane Ann....3 wks....Readshaw? St.....25th Feb 1913.........plot no' D3957

Arthur Palin....s of Arthur & Maud.....4 yrs.....104 Abraham St.....27th June 1916....plot no' E6181

Jane Pearce.....d Albert & Jane Ann.....2 yrs.....11 Lune or June St.....15th March 1919......plot no' F7712

There were many vaults with children and babies....very sad to see.

Not sure wether they were paupers graves/public graves?

I found little Sarah Ellen Pierce with 3 other children,who I dont think are related,looking at the dates.......

Section G

vault 10523

Sarah Ellen Pierce ....5 yrs 12th Feb 1883

Edward Briggs......13 hrs........15th Feb 1883

Annie Elizabeth Walkden.....6 mos.....17th Feb 1883

James Barnes......2 yrs.....22nd Feb 1883