Joseph BROADHEAD ( - )

1. Joseph BROADHEAD has few details recorded about him.


... of Over Thonge.


Joseph BROADHEAD had the following children:



Mary BROADHEAD ( - )

Second Generation

2. Mary BROADHEAD, daughter of Joseph BROADHEAD, married John WILSON on 23 January 1648.


John WILSON was the son of Humphrey WILSON (bap.1593) and Sarah KAY ( - ). He and Mary BROADHEAD had the following children:



John WILSON ( -bef1701)

Third Generation

3. 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.".


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



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