Queries posted by Gledhills and Gledhill researchers from all over the world

My great-great-grandmother was Martha Gledhill, bapt 6 Oct 1805 in Halifax. Parents supposedly George Gledhill and Betty (Butterworth?)  Not the Cash Register Gledhill, unfortunately! She married Charles Crossley, a relatively poor cousin of the carpet family.  Her brother William Gledhill (bapt 6 Sept 1807) became a Primitive Methodist preacher in Canada but died back in Halifax.  Her other brother John (bapt 31 Dec 1809) and sister Elizabeth (bapt 2 Aug 1812) are mysteries so far. Please contact Christina Crossley Ratcliffe of Carlton North, Victoria, Australia.  NEW

I am trying to locate John Walter Gledhill born Nov. 1930 , Barnsley Yorkshire, and his sister Christine Gledhill, whose father was Walter Gledhill.  Please contact Lloyd Gledhill or Johanna Jones  NEW

I'm from the Gledhill clan who have been living in Seattle for most of this century. We have only a family chart that contains names and dates. The great grand-daddy at the top of the chart is Robert Linebrey Gledhill (1797-1855) who married Pricilla Worth (1800 - 1890). They were the parents of Edwin Gledhill (1830-1919) who married Charlotte Lugsdin (1832-1876) who were the parents of Adolphus Theophilus Gledhill(1863-1904) - [not to be confused with his uncle, the Rev. Adolphus Theophilus Gledhill (1838-1917)]. The former A.T. Gledhill (1863-1904) was my Great-Grandfather. My grandfather, Harold Bertram Gledhill (1895-1971) was born in Sault Ste Marie, Michigan (or Ontario, Canada -we're not sure). If anyone has any information on any of these people, please contact Jeff Gledhill on jdgledhill"AT"bigplanet.com
(Jeff's family is linked to Dave Gledhill whose tree is given in this website)

Can anyone tell me why John and Walter Beaumont, born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, in about 1863 and 1874, the sons of Thomas Beaumont and Maria/Marie Beaumont, both had Gledhill as their second Christian name? Contact Sue Eggins on SusanE"AT"ORGO.cad.gu.edu.au

Am looking for ancestors and descendents of Alfred and Julia Gledhill, born circa mid 1860's in England. Alfred's wife was Julie Whitehead, born circa 1867 in Honley, Yorkshire, England. They had at least four children: Nellie, born circa 1896; David (no birth information); Elizabeth "Bessie" Gledhill, born October 1899; and Mary, born circa 1900. Elizabeth "Bessie" also married a Phillip Gledhill. Please contact M. L. Whitehead at LADMLW"AT"worldnet.att.net

Thomas Gledhill was born in 1825 in Halifax and died July 6,1882 in Halifax. He was married twice. His first wife was Susannah Gibson (b. 1826) and by whom he had a son Walter and a daughter, Emma. Walter was born January 13,1851 in Chapel Town, Halifax and died February 1,1899 in Halifax.  The funeral notice in the paper did not indicate his burial place. I do believe the family was Methodist although I'm not sure. Walter first married Elizabeth Ann Mitchell, b Dec 10, 1853, in Halifax on May 3, 1873 in the Parish Church of Halifax. They had 7 children. Alice GLEDHILL (my grandmother) was born April 4, 1878 and married David Christopher Lawton who was born Nov 13, 1881 on August 1, 1903 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island USA. They had 2 children Walter Lincoln LAWTON and Dorothy LAWTON PEABODY. Other siblings were Ernest (b Jan24, 1883), Lucy (b July 13, 1888 in Halifax), Emma, Thomas (b. about 1890), Ann (b Oct 17,1894) and Harry (b.1881 and died before the age of10).   By his second wife, Catherine Something who was born in 1841,there were 5 children—Thomas (1857),William (1871 or 1876),Edwin(1873),Arthur(1876) and Ada (1879).  Walter and his family lived at 7 Dentons Court Halifax in 1881.  Eager to see if there might be a connection somewhere.  Marcia J. Lawton mlawton"AT"atlas.vcu.edu
I have a flyer of a T (probably Thomas) E Gledhill with a photo taken at the end of 1800. It announces a tenor soloist for St. Mary Cathedral in Edinburgh. I believe this to be the St Mary's associated with the music school. It appears that TE Gledhill studied with William Shakespeare when he was a music instructor early in his career. Also the flyer suggests that TE Gledhill lived at 19 Pitt Street in Edinburgh. I'm trying to find how TE is related to the rest of the above-mentioned Walter (born 1851) Gledhill's family who lived in Halifax before the children came to America in 1903. Any ideas about finding out about TE Gledhill would be appreciated. Marcia J. Lawton at mlawton"AT"atlas.vcu.edu

Sarah Ann Gledhill, my gg grandmother,  was born in Halifax Yorkshire c1839 and emigrated to New Zealand in 1863 to marry Jermiah Corney, also formerly of Halifax. Her parents were Robert Gledhill (born Halifax c1812, a stone mason by trade) and Hannah (probably nee Hanson, born Halifax c 1812). They had 7 other known children: Susannah (Bp 1832), Elizabeth (Bp 1835), William (Bp 1837), Charlotte (B c1841), Hannah (B c1849), Emma (B c1845) & Margaret (B c 1851). In 1851 the family were living at 25 Gardener Square Halifax
and in 1859-1861 at 3 York Place Halifax. I have not been able to locate Robert & Hannah on either the 1841 or 1871 census for Halifax. Can any one help with this or any other info on this family please?
I have accumulated MANY Gledhills on the above census searches and would be happy to check them over for specific people if given first name and approximate age.  Contact Sharyn Seaboryne in Wellington, New Zealand, at storm"AT"paradise.net.nz

John Gladdel
married Elizabeth Crofsfield in 1778 in Wakefield Parish Church. Their son, John Gledhil b 1780 in Wakefield married Sarah Bath and their son, Charles Gledhill, was born in Wakefield in 1811 and died in 1893. Charles married Rebecca Kershaw in 1833 at St Johns, Wakefield. They had one daughter Sarah and 5 sons. John born 1838 married Sarah, had two sons Herbert & Harry. Thomas born 1840 married 1861 Ellen Oxley had 2 Daughters, 5 Sons. Married Edith L Wright(w) 1889 had two sons Willie (my grandfather) and Ernest. Joseph born 1841 married Annie had 3 sons and 1 daughter. William born 1845 married Annie had 3 sons, 1 daughter Charles born 1877 marrried Mary J Hesling had 2 daughters. Charles Sr had a Butchers shop in Wakefield and there is still a Gledhills Butchers in Stanley which is run by his descendants. In addition, we believe a George Fredric Gledhill of iWakefield who died in Sydney, Australia, in 1938, brother of Emily and Nellie, could be my great grandfather’s half brother. I would be pleased to hear from anyone who thinks my information could be of use to them or anyone who could help me. I have more detailed information for anyone interested.  Contact Wendy Aitchison at wendy.aitchison"AT"virgin.net

Jennetta Gledhill married 9 Feb 1645 at Hartshead, Yorkshire, Samuel Armitage. Her father was Matthew Gleadhill born about 1591- Hartshead. His children were Johes. born 15 May 1614 - Huddersfield. William born 24 Jun 1621 - Huddersfield, Jenetta born 7 Mar 1623 - Huddersfield and Jacob born 27 Mar 1626 - Huddersfield. Pat Spearman spearman"AT"icok.net

I am seeking descendents of Bertie Robert Gledhill (born abt 1884 Bradford) and Norah Elizabeth Carey (born abt 1884 place unknown) married May 1904 at Bradford.   Bertie was son of Joseph & Jane, both of Bradford. Norah was daughter of   John Carey & Margaret Meade.  I believe that Bertie and Norah had a son James or Jimmy and a daughter Kathleen in Bradford.  Phil Harrington philhar"AT"effect.net.au

I am searching for family connections to my forebear named Ambrose Gleadall or possibly Gleaddall, born in or near Sheffield in 1810 or 1811. He married a Hannah Sheppherd or Shepphard, and emigrated to the States between 1830 and 1850 sometime. I've discussed with Lloyd Gledhill the obvious connections, but wondered if anyone has done any research along these lines? They emigrated to Highland County, Ohio, where he is buried in a town called Samantha. Some of his sons names were William, Richard, and Thomas. Any information or leads would be appreciated, as I have no access to pertinent records here. Send any replies to jglead"AT"usit.net . Thank you, Jeff Gleadle (a Yank).

George Gledhill and wife Hannah had a daughter Martha born 17 Aug 1806, chr 21 Jan 1807, died 13 Mar 1840 buried 18 Mar 1840 all at Thurlstone (near Penistone), West Riding, Yorkshire.  Martha married Jonathan Ibbotson 11 Mar 1870 and they had one child Hanna Ibbotson 31 May 1838 before she died in 1840. They were members of the Netherfied Chapel in Thurstone.  Contact Shirley Thrapp at sthrapp"AT"planeteer.com

For a museum exhibit I am organizing, I seek information on birth place and parents of Thomas Gledhill; he was an upholsterer, immigrated to Boston, Mass. USA in 1809 when he stated he was 22 years old, with wife Francis. Therefore born about 1786. He stated in 1812 he was from England.  Contact Robert Mussey/Boston, Mass., USA at Robdelevan"AT"aol.com (address now defunct).

My Gledhill ancestors are back in the early 1500's.  I have the following: Gilbert Gledhill, b-1511, no spouse. His daughter Isabel, b-1541, married John Barstow, b-1540.  They were married 2-3-1560. She was born in Sowerby, Yorkshire, England and he was born in Bentley, Yorkshire, England.  The one son that I have is Matthew Barstow, b-6/29/1565 in Shelf, York, England. Is there any help out there for my line?   Contact Rick Wiley, Iowa, on rickwiley"AT"iowatelecom.net

Joshua Gledhill who married Mary Armitage in Huddersfield in 1794.   Their daughter and my G-G-Grandmother was Elizabeth Gledhill who married John Akeroyd (alternative spelling Ackroyd) in the Leeds Parish Church on the 9th January 1820. I have a record of three children born to the couple and they were: Jonathon, Bpt 9.9.1827 Guisley, Joshua Gledhill (Christian names), Bpt 26.4.1929 Guisley, and Elizabeth, Bpt 17.7.1831 Guisley, who married Thomas Williamson in the Register Office, Lady Lane, Leeds, on 14 October 1857.   At the time of her marriage she was living at Richmond Court, Richmond Street, Leeds. There may have been some earlier children than these three.  Details supplied by Herbert Harrison in New Zealand (now deceased).

John Gledhill married Mary White [nee Turner] at Halifax Parish Church 29 Mar 1822. He was living in Northowram and Mary was living at the Queens Head in Queenshead [later Queensbury]. Jonas White, her deceased husband, was the Inn keeper there and Mary took over until her marriage to John when her father, Charles Turner, took the reins. I don't have any info on John apart from that. There was, however, a James Gledhill, blacksmith, near New Dolphin and a Henry Gledhill, blacksmith, Queenshead both listed in the 1845 Walkers directory of Halifax whom I have to follow up.   Contact Tana Willlis Johnson at FishMerlin"AT"aol.com  

Connected to Tana’s Gledhill blacksmiths in Queensbury (see previous query): Arnold Gledhill was my grandfather(1916-1994). Percy Gledhill was my great grandfather (Approximate dates 1891-1917). Percy was the blacksmith up to 1917, when he died at the age of 26. The business was taken over by his brother Harry around 1917-1920. Our contact with Harry's side of the family has been lost.  Contact Michael Gledhill in Lancashire at michael.gledhill"AT"lineone.net

My name is Martin Gledhill from Huddersfield ,West Yorkshire.  I am trying to trace my great great grandfather and beyond if at all possible.  Name of Mark Gledhill born circa 1815 in Old Lindley, Jagger Green , Stainland area, Yorkshire.  Married to Martha ?, one son Alfred Gledhill born Outlane, West Riding about 1840.  Contact Martin Gledhill at marting"AT"ntlworld.com

We are trying to trace Greg's great, great, great grandmother Mary Ann Gledhill. She was born about 1829 in Yorkshire, England, and her native place was stated to be Birmingham??. She was tried for stealing on the 18th October 1848 at York and sentenced for seven years. Mary Ann arrived here in Tasmania, Australia, on 2 September 1849. She was reported to have a tattoo of the name SAMUEL on her left arm. She married a Charles Berryman (also a convict) in about 1854. The IGI lists two possible Mary Anns: (1) chr 26 Dec 1827 Dewsbury, Yorkshire, Parents Samuel and Hannah, (2) chr 29 Mar 1829 Halifax, Yorkshire Parents Samuel and Martha. Contact Greg and Marg Barnett at barnett"AT"microtech.com.au

William Gledhill married Mary Johnson and their son James Gledhill was born 10 Jan 1836 in Leeds, Yorkshire. Their other children were Jeremiah and Hannah. James married Elizabeth Nattress in 1860 and emigrated to America about 1870. Their children were Elizabeth Ann, George, William J, Ralph T and Frank born in Durham, England, and John and Mary born in Pennsylvania. Contact Jeanne Sutton at sutton.49"AT"osu.edu

James Gledhill married Alice Carter in Rippondon, York in 1812.  I'm trying to find James' birth place.  The only information I have is that he was of Rippondon. Alice Carter had an illegitimate child, not of her husband James, and named her Mary Carter. Does anyone know who this James Gledhill's parents are?   Contact Eleanor Jensen, Riverside, Utah, at rsjensen"AT"utahlinx.com

Ruth Gledhill, my great grandmother, was born 29 Dec 1855 at Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, and died 13 Oct 1940.  She was married 15 Dec 1884 at St. Peters Church, NYC, USA, to Alexander Scott. She lived in Kearny, NJ all of her life.  Her parents' names were James Gledhill and Jane Leech. Ruth had brothers Joseph, John and James born in 1853 and 1859 who died as infants.  Old remembrance cards for the family spell the name Gleddhill.  Contact Ruth Gledhill Hammer Kwiatek, Port Richey, Florida, at ruthhammer"AT"cusave.com

John William Taylor Gledhill , born Huddersfield about 1890, was my ancestor.  He married Elizabeth Cottham, also of Huddersfield, and came to the US about 1910.  Contact John Gledhill at jgledhill"AT"muellersteam.com

John Gledhill was my grandfather.  He married Emily Sandhurst and my father Keith Gledhill was born in Halifax in 1930.  He married June Ackroyd.  Contact Keith Gledhill in Mt Eliza, Victoria, Australia at gledhill"AT"fox.net.au

William Gleadhill married Jennitt (of unknown family) in the early C17th. Both are buried at Hartshead, West Riding, Yorkshire; he ?30 Nov 1655 and she 23 Feb 1657. Contact Mark Grace who has C17th & C18th family trees through his website http://creativegraces.net. Gledhill data can be viewed at http://creativegraces.net/genindex/gledhill.html.

William Gledhill
first appears on the Dewsbury parish register in 1770, being the father of  Sarah. Four more children - Thomas (1773), William (1776) and two Marys (1781 and 1786) followed. Thomas, it seems, married Sarah Crawshay in 1794.  They lived at Dewsbury Moor, where Thomas may have manufactured blankets. He sired many children, including Mary, Betty, Frances, Daniel, Thomas, Hannah and possibly Joshua and William. However, it seems that only Mary, Daniel and Thomas survived to produce grandchildren. Mary, the eldest, married William KILBURN in 1812 they were my great-great-grandparents. They lived in Heckmondwyke, as, I conjecture from the censuses, did Daniel and Thomas and their families.
One of Mary's grandchildren, Mary Ellen HINCHCLIFFE, also married a GLEDHILL
in about 1885 their children were George, Nellie, Ann and Henry. I believe Nellie married a chap named JOHNSON during WWI.  Contact Satima Flavell-Neist, of Perth, Western Australia, on satimafn"AT"mpx.com.au

I have two Gledhills, both probably living at Holywell Green, near Stainland:  (1) Nanne (Hannah?) Gledhill m. 27 Oct 1743 John Stott, (prob.) at Elland.Their children include Alison, David and Daniel.  (2) Nancy Gledhill m.12 Dec 1798 Abraham Sutcliffe (b.1776) Wool Comber of Jagger Green, Stainland.  Their children are John, Ginney, Samuel, Sarah, Hannah and Betty.  Contact Rev Roger Quick of Leeds, Yorkshire, on father"AT"priest.com

Simeon Gledhill b. Sept 185l in England was my great grandfather.  He was married to Emma Whittaker Foote Hanson in 1878 and came to USA shortly thereafter. She was born Oct. 1859. They had 8 children; 1.Minnie b.24 Nov 1879; 2..Fred Hanson b.18 Jan 1881; 3.Vincent b.05 Jan1884; 4.Eva b. 7July 1885; 5.Rufus b. 24 Aug 1887; 6.Wallace 28 July 1889; 7.Ethel b 12 Nov 1891 and 8 .Raymond b 09 July 1903.  Simeon Gledhill was a blacksmith by trade. My grandfather  was Fred Hanson Gledhill b. 18 Jan 1881 in New York City d. 04 July 1920, m.Bertha Maud Steele b. 22 June 1880 d.1961.  Grandmother Bertha Gledhill told me that Emma Whittaker Foote Hanson came from a very wealthy family and, since Simeon was a commoner, her family disowned her and they came to America.  Fact or fiction, I don't really know. This is all I have. I don't know where in England they came from or when they entered the US. If anyone has any information I would be very grateful. Contact Carole Gledhill Felten at SeaanSea"AT"aol.com

Sally Gledhill b 1845 in Hunslett, Yorkshire, was my great great grandmother. She married Morris Sutcliffe b 1843 Hunslett and they had 8 children John, my great grandmother Martha b 1867-8 , Jane, Barraclough, Morris, Tom, Anne and Lavinia. In 1867 they were living at Morley Hole, Morley,Yorkshire.   Contact Denis Beckett in Adelaide, Sth Australia, at Denbeck"AT"senet.com.au

Samuel Gledhill, a "fancy weaver" (no date) and Hannah Crosley had a son, Mark Gledhill b. 10/5/1845 who was a tenant farmer at Bankfield, Golcar, and had a rugmaking business. He also built Bankfield Terrace in Golcar. Mark married Eliza Hirst and they had Fred Thomas Gledhill (died 19/12/1930) and James William Gledhill (died 9/2/1928) who both did farming and took over the rugmaking when their father Mark died.  James William Gledhill married Asenath Whitwam (born 1878 and died June 1955) who apparently ruled the family with a rod of iron! They had children Beatrice, John, Mary, Terry (who fell off a table and died), George (had TB and went to live in Australia) and Mark Gledhill, my grandfather. Mark Gledhill married Cissie Charlesworth on 4/9/1922 and had Betty, Terry (my father) and Ian.  I am trying to trace my father's family tree and, as I have only limited information so far, I would be happy to hear from anyone who can share any more with me.  Contact Jane Crane (nee Gledhill) at
mjd"AT"52gorleston.freeserve.co.uk

Mary Gledhill married William Hirstwood on the 26th July 1768 at St Peters, Huddersfield.  Anyone with further information please contact Ruth Hirstwood-Smith, Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada, at hardrock"AT"sympatico.ca

William Gledhill, 19, son of James Gledhill, a glass blower of 4 Powell Street, married Gertrude Dorsey Spurrell, 19, daughter of Benjamin, a gardener of 22 Love Lane, at Castleford Parish Church on 10 April 1897.  William was the son of James Gledhill b Dewsbury circa 1854 and Elizabeth.  William had two brothers, Tom b circa 1875 and Walter b circa 1879.  All three brothers were born in Castleford, Yorkshire.  I am particularly interested in finding the descendants of William and Gertrude.  Contact Lillian Dorsey in Christchurch, New Zealand, at DORSEY_CHCH"AT"xtra.co.nz

Ruth Ellen Gledhill married William Hart sometime before 1878.  They lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.  Their children were Gledhill (or George Gledhill) Hart, William Hart, Frank Hart and Louise Hart. Ruth Ellen Hart, my great great grandmother, died approximately 1885.  Contact Linda Hart.

Mary Ann Gledhill was my great grandmother.  She was born in Hunslet, Leeds, on 28 February 1874 to Henry/Harry Gledhill and Elizabeth Goodman.   Henry was born in Leeds about 1838 and Elizabeth in Chester in about 1853.  Mary Ann married William Wright on 25 May 1895 in Hunslet and died in Ladywood, Birmingham, on 8 Feb 1936.  Contact Antony Wright in Worcestershire, UK,  on antony"AT"shadowland.softnet.co.uk


Annie Gledhill
lived at 41 East St, Golcar, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, in
1956.  I believe she would have been the grand-daughter of Samuel Wood & his first? wife, Hannah Less or Lees.  Samuel remarried about 1856 & emigrated to Connecticut, U.S.A., then to Ontario, Canada, leaving his oldest children in Yorkshire. I don't know whether Gledhill was Annie's single or  married name. Finding Annie might lead me to my ancestors in Yorkshire.   Contact M. Diane Rogers in Burnaby, B.C., Canada on diane_rogers"AT"bc.sympatico.ca.

Harold Gledhill was born in 1911 in Slaithwaite, Yorkshire, the son of George Gledhill.  Harold married Janie Bailey.  Contact Harold's grandson, Richard Gledhill on gledhir"AT"genie.co.uk.

James Gledhill married Charlotte Ann Spivey in Huddersfield on 26 May 1900.  I have the Spivey tree but no information on James Gledhill.  Contact Lloyd Gledhill.

Joyce & Malcolm Gledhill, where are you?  Joyce, nee Gannon, is my cousin and I'm trying to locate her.  She lived for many years in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, and married Malcolm Gledhill around 1953.  Can anyone help me find my cousin Joyce Gledhill? Contact Frances Manary (formerly Frances Monteith nee Schofield at tduckett"AT"attcanada.net.

Sarah Gledhill was born in Butterworth, Lancashire, about 1839.  She had
seven children born in Butterworth, Robert, James, Mary, John, Charles, Edwin, and Susannah born during the period 1863-73 approximately. The 1881 Census recorded the family still living at Ogden in Butterworth and the descendants of James lived around Milnrow, Lancashire, until the 1960's. My wife Monica and her sister Eunice, the grand-daughters of James, ended up in New Zealand. We are trying to find Sarah's husband. We don't even know his forename, though we believe his family originally came from Yorkshire. He had died by 1881. Contact Doug Scott in New Zealand at dsscott"AT"ihug.co.nz

John Gledhill, grocer of Lockwood, Huddersfield, and wife Susannah had children Richard, Elizabeth and Mary.  Mary Gledhill, possibly born about 1821, was the wife of Joseph Ellam.  They were probably married in 1844 and the 1851 Census showed them living in Lockwood.  Contact Trevor Maxfield at Trevor"AT"maxfield.org.

James Gledhill, b 1797 Stainland, Yorkshire, married Sarah Waddington.  James lived in Leeds where he was an overseer in a paper mill.  Several of his sons (John, Eli, Thomas Hersey, Benjamin, Joseph) moved to the USA in the 1800's.  I am descended from Thomas Hersey Gledhill who lived with my father and mother in his later years in Lewiston, Maine, USA.  I have a detailed family tree from my own grandchildren back to James Gledhill and Sarah Waddington. Would like to go back beyond James as far as I can.  Any help you can give would be greatly appreciated.  Please contact Tom Gledhill in North Attleborough, MA, USA, at tomg"AT"naisp.net.

Betty Gledhill, of Slaithwaite, Yorkshire, married Joseph Quarmby on 5 April 1790 at Huddersfield.  Was she born 10 October 1771, daughter of James?  Christened 6 January 1772, daughter of John?  Contact Justin Swanstrom <justin.swanstrom"AT"gmail.com>.

Rebecca Gledhill married Eli Rothwell at Stainland, Halifax, Yorkshire, on 27 Dec 1827 (Eli was the great grandson of George Rothwell in the following query, also by Gerald Crowther).  I think she was born approx 1791 in Barkisland and died 2 Feb 1867 - her grave is in the churchyard at Barkisland.  Their children were Eli, Martha, Joseph, Hannah, Thomas, Rebecca and Nanny.  Contact Gerald Crowther on g165"AT"x-stream.co.uk.
Susy (or perhaps Susannah) Gleadhill
married George Rothwell in Elland, Yorkshire, in October 1726. They had several children - Elkanah, John and two Williams.  Contact Gerald Crowther on g165"AT"x-stream.co.uk.

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Joseph Gledhill of Lamb Hall, Longwood, Yorkshire, was married to Martha. They are buried in the Salendine Nook Baptist Church graveyard, Joseph dying 20 December 1829 aged 65 and Martha 11 November 1830 aged 59. Their nephew, John Brook, who died 27 September 1850 aged 58, was mentioned on their gravestone and buried in the same graveyard.  Contributed by Arthur Johnson of Pocklington, Yorkshire (now deceased).

Ann Gledhill, born circa 1824 Huddersfield, married John Brook's eldest son John, born Lamb Hall circa 1826.  Mary Ann and John emigrated to Victoria, Australia, in 1858.  Mary Ann's parents were Daniel Gledhill, born 1801? Huddersfield, Yorkshire, son of Joseph Gledhill born circa 1765 died 1829 and Martha.  Daniel and Sarah Gledhill were married in 1822 in Almondbury, Yorkshire, and their other children were Nathan born 1830 and Joseph Gledhill born 1832.  Contributed by Arthur Johnson (now deceased).

Is there anyone else tracing Joseph (dec 20/12/1829) & Martha  (dec 11/11/1830) Gledhill of Lamb Hall, Longwood, Yorkshire?? We are decended from the son (John Brook)  of their nephew -John Brook-  - who was born at Lamb Hall and all 3 are buried in Salendine Nook Baptist Church Graveyard. ( what is the story there I wonder??). John Brook (b 1825) emigrated to Australia on the Harmonides in july 1858 with his wife Maryann Gledhill (b1825) and children Jonas, Agnes & Francis. From there it got messy as his son Jonas married an Emma Dean and their son Alfred Arnold Brook dropped the "BROOK" bit and died as ARNOLD in WW1. Mum is the grand-daughter of Alfred Arnold BROOK- and was always told she looked like "Lady Brook"-- except had no idea who the old aunties were referring to at the time as her dad's surname name was ARNOLD!! Thank you Cheryl Follett. My email is shezza51 at   yahoo.com.au

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John Gleadhill was born in Yorkshire circa 1825.  He married Hannah Bradbury and they and their son George born c 1854 came to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, on the "William Miles" in 1855.  The ship's record says that John came from Sheffield.  In Australia they had six more children:  William Joseph, Daniel, John, Elizabeth, Robert William and Margaret.  Anyone with knowledge of this family please contact Glenda May Dutton at glendadutton"AT"bigpond.com.

Captain John Edwin Gledhill born Jan
10th 1845 at No.1 York place, Stepney, Middlesex (East End London), the son of William Gledhill, ship joiner, and Ann nee Man. He was Master of the "Experiment", which was grounded at Snowden's Beach, South of Adelaide, South Australia, in 1877. He died on Semaphore Beach (near Port Adelaide) Jan 18th 1917 - found shot in the chest, presumably by his own hand.  Contact Geoffrey Frogley who is writing a book on South Australian Ship Captains at frogley"AT"dove.net.au.

John Gledhill born circa 1847 in Rishworth, Yorkshire, married Eliza born circa 1850 in Deanhead, Yorkshire. They had 5 children: Albert, George, Frances H. and Mary, all born in West Vale/Greetland, and Christopher born 1881 in Elland. Christopher, who was known as Kit, owned a sweet shop in the centre of Elland. His son (my father) was Christopher Jardine Gledhill who was born in Halifax, Yorkshire, on the 12th August 1907 and married Clarice McLoughlin. Christopher and Clarice Gledhill had two sons, Terence and myself, Michael. Contact Michael Gledhill in Halifax at m_g"AT"talktalk.net.

James Edward Gledhill, born Skipton, Yorkshire,  20 Apri1 1844, son of William Gledhill, occupation Whitesmith, and Catherine nee Cowman, married Mary Clark 30 April 1868, Dressmaker born 1843 in Skipton, daughter of John Clark, Soda Water Mfr.  John Gledhill, son of James Edward and Mary Clark, born in Steeton, Keighley 19 March 1873, married Blanche Eveline Moore 14 February 1893 in Keighley.  John died in Redcar 23 April 1939.  Other children of James and Mary were William, Annie and Catherine Gledhill. Contact John's grand-daughter Evelyn Davies of Sydney, NSW, Australia, at ldav0113"AT"bigpond.net.au.  See Evelyn's Gledhill family on her personal webpage.

The John Gledhill in the above query is the Jack Gledhill in the following query:

Grace Gledhill was my grandmother, born (I think in Yorkshire) around 1897-1898. Her father was Jack Gledhill, her mother's name is unknown but her first name started with B.   Grace Gledhill had many brothers and sisters. One of her brothers went down on the SS Hood in the first world war, another died from the influenza plague. She also had a sister called Mary and another called Dollie.  Dollie migrated to Australia with her husband Ben Bottomley in the 1920's.  Grace and her husband Richard Harland, a Yorkshireman, also migrated to Australia in the 1920's. I think Grace Gledhill came from Bradford, but I'm not sure.  Her father at one time owned the Maison's Arms in London??  I'm keen to locate Grace's relatives.  Contact Carol Kanthan at oden115"AT"hotmail.com.

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Robert Joseph Gledhill was born 13 April 1867 in Bangalore, India.  He arrived in Australia circa 1918 and lived at 23 Belgium Avenue, Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and died 10 April 1955.  His son by his second wife, William Robert Gledhill, lived at 2 Lambeth Place, St Kilda, Melbourne, and died 29 November 1988.  Robert Joseph Gledhill was a founder member of the Taxi Association of Melbourne.   Contact Robert Joseph's great grandson,  John Gledhill of Lancashire, England, at  hillgled"AT"hotmail.com.

Hannah Gledhill married John Balmforth on 4 April 1836 in Elland, Yorkshire.   They had at least one child: Susannah Balmforth, who married Elijah Craven, 20 Nov 1858 in Bradford, Yorkshire. Probably Elijah's second marriage. They departed for Australia soon after the birth of their first child Elizabeth in 17 Feb 1861. Contact John Parker at zed"AT"erasystems.com.au.

Jonathan Gledhill was born 12 Feb 1836, Salterheble, Halifax, Yorkshire.  Jonathan immigrated to Utah  around 1873 with his first wife Eliza Hirst.  He died 9 July 1879, Provo, Utah.  Jonathan and Eliza Gledhill's children were Jonathan Harold b 2 June 1875, Albert b 1876 and Francis Mary b 1879.  Jonathan and his second wife, Sarah Ann Duke, had two children, Walter Duke Gledhill b 28 Feb 1881 Provo, Utah, and Sarah b 29 Jan 1885.  Am anxious to learn anything about Jonathan Gledhill's parents/ancestry, only have the names Jonathan Gledhill and Martha Mitchell as his parents.  Contact Corlie Ann Pead  at  peadanti"AT"silverstar.com.

Joshua Gledhill married Mary Thomas  (I do not yet have the details of this marriage).  Their daughter Martha Gleadhill (my 6-g-grandmother) was born in Littletown (Liversedge) Yorkshire,  christened at St Peter's Birstall 13 May 1694 and married John Yates on April 18th 1715 at St Peter's Birstall.  Other children of Joshua Gledhill, all born Littletown and christened at Birstall  are:- Hannah  26 April 1696, Daniell  4 Dec 1687, Elizabeth 25 Aug 1689, Susannah  13 Dec 1691.  Contact Margaret Harrison at Margaret"AT"mharrison52.fsnet.co.uk.

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