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Trying again !! James Greenwood 1832 - 1883

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Simon Report 26 Mar 2011 21:15

I agree, I am more sure than ever that James had siblings William and Hannah with parents Richard and Betty.

Richard probably died a few months before Hannah was born.

Richards Dad was Jane with mother Jane.

If Hannah Greenwoods parents are Richard and Betty then it all linkss together.

Thanks for your help.


Simon Report 11 Apr 2011 21:50

James Greenwood 1805

Can some one please look up the 1841 census record for the household.

name: James Greenwood
event: Census
event date: 1841
gender: Male
age: 35
birthplace: Lancashire
record type: Household
registration district: Ashton & Oldham
sub-district: Crompton
civil parish: Prestwich Cum Oldham
county: Lancashire


JaneyCanuck Report 11 Apr 2011 21:55

Someone, S?


I'll be right back with it. ;)

Here I am.

There are two.

[deleted two completely wrong ones resulting from total inattention]


JaneyCanuck Report 11 Apr 2011 22:05

Aargh, and both were wrong, Prestwich cum Oldham, this one:

Civil parish: Prestwich Cum Oldham
Hundred: Salford
County/Island: Lancashire
Registration district: Ashton and Oldham
Sub-registration district: Crompton
district 4

James Greenwood 35 - cotton weaver (power)
Sarah Greenwood 35 - [?] knitter
Hannah Greenwood 10
Elizabath Greenwood 6
Maria Greenwood 2


Simon Report 11 Apr 2011 22:09

Thanks JC

Firefox 4 is ok for me.

No Crompton or Shaw sub-district those two locations are not the same as the info as I found on IGI

I am hoping for an older relative living with him that might link him to Richard Greenwood and / or James 1832

I am fairly confident that Richard had a brother called James as Richards dad was James and James carried on down to every generation to the present including my eldest son.


Simon Report 11 Apr 2011 22:12

That must be them, thanks

Just his immediate family living with him.

I wonder how far this is from where James was living with his grandma Suzanna.

Another Hannah too,

Good chance these are related to James 1832.

Thanks KC


JaneyCanuck Report 11 Apr 2011 22:31

The Susannah Whitehead household is in District 13 ... on what looks like Dirtcar (road, street)!

The Betty Greenwood household is in District 8 on Fir lane.

The James Greenwood household in District 4 is on Clough.


Simon Report 11 Apr 2011 22:58

Thanks JC

I would love to find an old map.

Their must be one in Oldham Library of Crompton from that time.

According to modern Google Maps Fir Lane and Clough Road are 2 miles apart

Dirtcar seems to have fallen out of use.


JaneyCanuck Report 12 Apr 2011 14:23

for info -- I assumed too much it seems -- the households were *in* Clough and Dirtcar.

One of the oldest recorded named places of Oldham is Hathershaw, occurring in a deed for 1280 with the spelling Halselinechaw **Clugh**. Existing as a manor in the 15th century, Hathershaw Hall was the home of a Royalist family in the 17th century who lost part of their possessions due to the English Civil War. Waterhead, an upland area in the east of Oldham, traces its roots to a water cornmill over the border in Lees.

Recorded originally as Watergate and Waterhead Milne, it was for a long time a hamlet in the parish of Oldham that formed a significant part of the Oldham Above Town registration sub-district. **Derker** was recorded as a place of residence in 1604 with the name **Dirtcar**. Bound by Higginshaw to the north, Derker is the location of Derker railway station and, said to have terraced residencies "unsuited to modern needs", is currently being redeveloped as part of the Housing Market Renewal Initiative.[


Simon Report 12 Apr 2011 19:15

Thanks JC

I know Derker in modern day Oldham

On the 1851 census their are four entries with Dirtcar in them.

Anyway even 1841 the households were in walking distance from each other.
Different parts of modern day Shaw and Crompton

Modern day location,+Oldham&daddr=Derker+St,+Oldham+OL1+3,+UK+to:Clough+Rd,+Shaw,+Oldham+OL2+8QD,+United+Kingdom&geocode=FZ59MQMdSJbf_ylt8R4Wrrl7SDHDbfCGbRahkA%3BFR4VMQMdlATg_ynVDRXvILh7SDFpqA22lrhXEQ%3BFTZ8MQMdrjrg_ymZ637VaLh7SDHI-NqqR4RcQQ&gl=uk&hl=en&mra=iwd&sll=53.578238,-2.115211&sspn=0.112927,0.308647&ie=UTF8&ll=53.561214,-2.104053&spn=0.056486,0.154324&z=13

I wonder how many other Greenwood and Whitehead households there were in 1841 and other than Susannah any relative over 45.

How many of them were living in 1851?

Do any of them a tangible connection to James 1832 other than the family found so far.


JaneyCanuck Report 20 Apr 2011 19:40


(I wish it had ended in 2008; you'll remember Lewella from my Monck/Hill thread)


Simon Report 20 Apr 2011 20:04

I love the expression PMSL it is so much more than LOL.

I do find some of these threads fascinating and sometimes very amusing.

Particularly when I am stuck trying to piece together James 1832 siblings and Uncles and Aunts.

I have been having fun with the Heatley's today particularly John Heatley (1811) the surgeon who was from the Preston area but lived in Manchester.
I still can't find a link between John and Captain William Heatley who owned Brindle Hall and built the church John worshipped in Manchester after the Captain died.


Simon Report 29 Jan 2012 17:01

After getting nowhere with John Heatley's parents.

I have been concentrating on James Greenwood 1832 today and after investing in a Ancestry subscription but I still can't find James Greenwood on the 1851 Census and still cannot be sure of his parents, find any siblings to back up the details in this thread.
If any does find a challenge the please read through and see if you can help.