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Derbyshire Parish Records

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LaGooner Report 22 May 2015 20:02

:-D :-D :-D :-D :-D.


Derek Report 20 May 2015 18:45

Oh well..I'll just have watch Arsenal hammer Sunderland.... :-( :-( :-(


Nottsgirl Report 6 May 2015 11:24

Hi Olive,

James Albert Farnath didn't marry in any hucknall Chruch. I'll send you the marriage of Polly Bramley later today as I'm at the archives just now and it's on my laptop at home.


Olive Jean

Olive Jean Report 6 May 2015 10:17

Hi Chris
Any luck with
The Marriage for James Albert Farnath and Mary E Skidmore
1903 hucknall Nottingha Please
From Olive

Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 6 May 2015 10:06

(Olive, I'm just giving Derek the reference from your other 'Thread', in case it helped!, looks like you need to send for Marriage Cert.)

(and Wendy who is helping with Hucknall)

Chris :)

edits (PM from Olive, have explained Wendy was helping with Hucknall)

Olive Jean

Olive Jean Report 6 May 2015 09:38

Hi Chris
We'll i only posted it yesterday
You say you have records for Hucknall Nottinghamshire
I wonder if you would look for a Marriage for me
James Albert Farnath -Mary E Skidmore 1903 Nottinghamshire
Mary E Skidmore was born Hucknall 1873
James Albert was born about 1865 Tamworth Warwick

Going back to the Marriage of
William Bramley and Polly (Mary)Crooks 1891
I wonder if you could send me a copy of the Marriage Please



Nottsgirl Report 6 May 2015 07:34

Hi Derek and Olive,

Hope you don't mind me butting in but I'm working on the Hucknall Parish records and have just been reading though your posts and notice that Olive has sent for the marriage of Walter Farnath and Polly Bramley well the marriage was on 15 July 1922 at St John's Hucknall here's details:
Walter Farnath aged 22yrs a Bachelor, Miner, of 13 Whyburn Street, Hucknall father James Albert Farnath a Miner
Polly Bramley aged 19yrs a spinster of 11 Limb Street Hucknall, father William Bramley a Miner
Witenesses were Henry Bramley and Gladys Jones.


Chris Ho :)

Chris Ho :) Report 6 May 2015 07:27

Derbyshire Registrars Marriage Index Transcription (Find My Past)

First name(s) Polly
Last name Crooks
Marriage year 1891
Parish St.Mary
Place Ilkeston
Spouse's first name William
Spouse's last name Bramley
Reference C10/05/022
Register Office 396

England Marriages 1538-1973 Transcription (Find My Past)

First name(s) Polly
Last name Crooks
Age 21
Marriage year 1891
Marriage date 25 Dec 1891
Marriage place Ilkeston, Derby, England
Father's first name(s) Rufus
Father's last name Crooks
Spouse's first name(s) William
Spouse's last name Brambley
Spouse's father's first name(s) Thomas
Spouse's father's last name Brambley

(not sure if any help with Parish Derek, but taken from below 'Thread', with query, William)

(page 3 &4 on above)

Chris :)

Olive Jean

Olive Jean Report 6 May 2015 07:13

Hi Derek
Just a thought do you have Marriages for Nottingham shire

1903 Please
From Olive

Olive Jean

Olive Jean Report 5 May 2015 22:52

Hi Derek
Thankyou so much for searching for me
Like you say the only way to find out for sure is to send for the Marriage Certificate

Do you have Any Nottingham BMD
Bye for now


Derek Report 5 May 2015 21:49

Hello Olive.........the Marriage sure as i can be, that between POLLY CROOKS and WILLIAM BRAMLEY....since the registration in Basford only gives the general area of the actual Wedding, I suspect that a visit to Matlock Records Office is necessary if we're going to find the Parish..which could be difficult if the was now possible.....didn't actually take place in Church..
Your only recourse is to send for the Marriage certificate of POLLY CROOKS and WILLIAM BRAMLEY OND 1891 Basford District.
This will give you both parents names.......
There was never ever any marriage between William Bramley and Mary Crooks.....since they had a daughter Polly..there must be a reason for it.....
I'm still looking.


Olive Jean

Olive Jean Report 5 May 2015 21:24

Any luck with the Marriage please
From Olive


Derek Report 5 May 2015 21:22

I now have as complete record for William Henry Bramley (and his daughter Polly!!).
He was clealry a prisoner in 1911, and i suspect that his absence from the 1891 Census means that he was also a prisoner...........with wife mary at home looking after the children...
The 1911 Census for wife Mary crooks shows a further three children after 1901..including POLLY!!
I suspect that William was in fact always Willam suggested by the name of one of his sons............

The crooks family appear to have probably been CROOKES......and that William's father was ROBERT.not Thomas...........

All the best.


Olive Jean

Olive Jean Report 5 May 2015 21:21

Hi Derek
Sorry to,message you again
I have been reading about the Marriage of William Bramley and Polly Crooks

1891ilkeston 25th December

William Brambley Father Thomas Bramley
Polly Crooks. Father Rufus Crooks

(Mary is also know as Polly !)

Bye for now

Olive Jean

Olive Jean Report 5 May 2015 21:08

Hi Derek
Thankyou so much for replying to me
I am working of what Genes Reunited Comminity have given me
I have just sent for a a marriage for
Walter Farnath -Polly Bramley 1922 Basford
This Polly Bramley is the Daughter of William Bramley
Walter Farnath is the son of James Albert Farnath

James Albert Farnath married Mary E Skidmore @ 1903 Nottingham

Which I have looked for today in Nottingham Centeral Library
No luck there ???

Yes they say that William Bramley was. Prisoner on 1911 Census
They also say that William Bramley married Mary Crooks William father is Thomas and Mary is Rufus 1891 Ilkeston Deryshire

Hope this makes sence


Derek Report 5 May 2015 19:32

Hello Jean......sorry not to have answered your PM, but i had already started searching for I'm glad you managed to find your way onto this Thread.

This particular task is not easy, there are loads of William Bramley's in both Derbyshire and Notts in the time frame of his proposed baptism.
There are, for instance. at least two WB's in Hucknall Torkard at the same of whom married a Hannah........couls he have married twice??

MARY CROOKS seems to have come from Darley Abbey daughter of Rufus and Eliza..but there is an alleged baptism three years earlier at Horsley of the same Mary by the same parents.......

I'm still trying to pin down WILLIAM BRAMLEY, but none of them appear to have a father Thomas.............but I'll get there eventually.
The ONLY 1891 marriage in December 1891 (anywhere in the country!).between an male BRAMLEY and a female at Basford December 1891 between William Bramley and POLLY is the only records of Mary Crooks calling herself Polly............although such things are not unheard of, I believe Polly to be a contraction of Margaret rather than Mary along with Molly.....
MARY CROOKS is on the 1881 Census with her father Rufus, but no mother..and on the 1891 ah is with her mother, but not her Father!!.....Rufus Crooks died in 1891.(This Census is from Horsley Woodhouse!!)
1901 has WILLIAM BRAMLEY of Hucknall and MARY his wife, from Darley Abbey
with three chidren..Eliza ..John..Henry...born Ilkeston/Basford/and Heanor respectively.
WILLIAM BRAMLEY died January 1911, which is why he is not on the 1911 Census.............

I should tell you, if you don't arrady know, that BASFORD NOTTINGHAM causes lot of confusion. I actually live in Basford Nottingham......not to be confused with the BASFORD REGISTRATION DISTRICT, which from 1837 reached out to, and included Ilkeston Derbys and the surrounding area......
Remember registrations of BMD's after 1837 were recorded at Register offices, and place of birth, or baptism..could have been anywhere in that district.

I'll get back to you when I've improved my findings.

EDIT..have just found on the 1911, William Bramley married. Colliery Worker..a PRISONER living, or incarcerated at a Police Station under the charge of Charles A this the same man?? who died later the same year???..probably not!!


Olive Jean

Olive Jean Report 3 May 2015 10:22

Hi Derek
I wonder if you could help me please I have been given your Webb Site through Genes Community i understand that you have Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire

I have been searching William Bramley born about 1869 Hucknall Nottinghamshire
But I am not having much luck with the Census ok 1911 1901 census

I am looking for his Marriage to Mary Crooks born 1870 Derbyshire

Marriage William Bramley - Mary Crooks 1891. Derbyshire
Mary's father is called Rufus Crooks and I think William Father is called Thomas Bramley
Olive Jean


lilliesnan Report 25 Apr 2015 23:04

Thank you Derek. Your help is always appreciated.
:-) :-) :-)


littlelegs Report 24 Apr 2015 11:38

hi derek

thank you the info on my thread about william wells son of thomas wells of kent if you can find any info on thomas that would be wonderful

thomas wells married esther freeman
esthers parents were william and sarah
for life of me cannot find a narriage for william and sarah any ideas please

all the best take care


Derek Report 23 Apr 2015 12:13

Susan,.you're very welcome..never be afraid to ask......Incidentally the death of Hannah Greatorex at Osmaston was Osamaston- by- Ashbourne, very close to Shirley of course.