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Joshua WILSON of Holmfirth (bap.1683, d.1768)

1. Joshua WILSON of Holmfirth, son of John WILSON of Nether Thonge ( -bef1701) and Mary BATTY ( -1708), was baptised on 11 October 1683. He appeared in the census. He was an Involved in the Woollen Cloth Trade. He married Martha HAIGH on 23 November 1729. He died on 26 October 1768. He married Mary UNK.


"HOLMFIRTH, a chapelry and town, partly in the parish of Almondbury, but chiefly in that of Kirkburton, wapentake of Upper Agbrigg, West Riding county York, 6 miles S. of Huddersfield. It is a station on the Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincolnshire railway. It is a large manufacturing village, and polling place for the West Riding, situated in a vale watered by the river Holm, over which are two stone bridges, and sheltered by lofty hills. The town, which is of modern growth, is irregularly built, but is well paved and lighted. The inhabitants are principally engaged in the manufacture of woollen cloth, for which the numerous springs of clear soft water in the vicinity render it particularly well adapted. The machinery of the mills is impelled by the powerful streams which descend from the hills, and by water collected in three reservoirs formed at the cost of £30,000. Many of the inhabitants are also engaged in the extensive collieries, and some in business at Huddersfield. The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of Ripon, value £150, in the patronage of the Vicar of Kirkburton. There are places of worship for Wesleyans, Roman Catholics, and Baptists, and several schools. Fairs are held on the Saturday following 27th March, and 28th October, and before Old May Day.".


Mary UNK and Joshua WILSON had the following children:


John WILSON (bap.1730, d.1821). John was baptised on [Julian] 30 January 1730. He was a He was in the linen trade. John Wilson bought the Seacroft Estate, which remained in the family for some generations after. He married Sarah LUCAS on 21 December 1761. He died on 24 April 1821.

Second Generation

2. John WILSON of Nether Thonge, son of John WILSON and Mary BROADHEAD, married Mary BATTY on 26 July 1681. He died before 30 December 1701.


Was the second son. "NETHER THONG, a township in the parish of Almondbury, upper division of Agbrigg wapentake, West Riding county York, 5 miles S.W. of Huddersfield, its post town, and 1 mile N. of Thongs-Bridge station on the Lancashire and Yorkshire railway. The village, which is situated on rising ground near the western bank of the river Holme, is considerable, and the inhabitants are chiefly employed in the woollen manufacture. The township contains the hamlets of Greave and Thongs-Bridge. The soil is fertile, and the land in good cultivation. The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of Ripon, value ?50, in the patronage of the Vicar of Almondbury. The church, dedicated to All Saints, is modern. There are several stone quarries.".


3. Mary BATTY died in 1708. She and John WILSON had the following children:



Joshua WILSON (bap.1683, d.1768)

Third Generation

4. John WILSON, son of Humphrey WILSON and Sarah KAY, married Mary BROADHEAD on 23 January 1648.


Eldest son.


5. Mary BROADHEAD was the daughter of Joseph BROADHEAD. She and John WILSON had the following children:



John WILSON ( -bef1701)