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This is page 2 of 10 providing the history of two, we believe unrelated, Bradbury families in the Saddleworth area of Yorkshire. Pages 1-7 show the Fairbanks & Runninghill family’s history. Pages 8-10 show the Dig-Lee family’s history. If you have a connection to any individual or family featured here, or if you want to leave us your feedback, contact us. Browse the Bradbury pages by clicking the last page/next page buttons or following the numbered (e.g. [2]) or parental ([Parents]) links.

The Bradbury Family of Saddleworth, Yorkshire

Third Generation

4. Thomas BRADBURY [Parents].  Baptized in Saddleworth (St Chad) 15/1/1726, Thomas died March 1778, age 52, & was buried 14/3/1778 in Saddleworth, age 52. Lived at Fairbanks.


On 21/1/1759, when Thomas was age about 33, he married Sarah PLATT in Saddleworth. Sarah died 1785.

They had the following children, all born Saddleworth:


(1) James, baptized 15/4/1759. (2) Thomas, baptized 18/7/1760. (3) John, baptized 2/5/1762. John was buried 15/3/1766, age 3. (4) Sarah, baptized 4/3/1764. Sarah was buried 12/3/1766, age 2. (5) Ann, baptized 24/11/1765. (6) Sarah, baptized 13/3/1768. Sarah was buried 18/6/1768, age 3 months. (7) John, baptized 22/10/1769. (8) Mary, baptized 3/11/1771.


5. James BRADBURY [Parents]. Baptized 10/9/1732 in Saddleworth (St Chad), James died June 1804 & was buried 15/6/1804 in Saddleworth, age 72. Lived at Runninghill, Lower House.


On 25/12/1755, when he was age about 23, James married Alice LAWTON, in Saddleworth (St Chad), Yorkshire. Baptized 25/4/1736 in Saddleworth, Alice died 19/8/1808, also in Saddleworth, age about 65.


They had the following children, all baptized at St Chads, Saddleworth:


(1) Anne, baptized 30/10/1757. (2) Mary, baptized 5/8/1759. (3) Matty, baptized 8/3/1761. (4)  James [9] baptized 20/2/1763. (5) Giles, baptized 14/10/1764. (6) John [10]. (7) William [11]. (8) Thomas, baptized 18/3/1770. Buried 3/4/1793 in Saddleworth. (9) Simeon, baptized 18/10/1772. (10) Hannah, baptized 8/5/1774 & died May 1856, age about 81. On 8/11/1796, when Hannah was age 22, she married John BUCKLEY (1777-1834). (11) Levi, baptized 7/4/1776. On 21/2/1802, when Levi was age about 25, he married Hannah TAYLOR in Saddleworth.

6. James BRADBURY [Parents]. Baptized 18/5/1729 in Saddleworth (St Chad), James died probably late 1804 or early 1805 - his will was proved 27/3/1805. Lived at Runninghill Head.

On 11/7/1763 , when James was age about 34, he married Patience HEYWOOD, daughter of Jacob & Esther HEYWOOD, in Saddleworth (St Chad).


They had the following children, all baptized/buried St Chad, Saddleworth:


(1) Patience, baptized 1764. (2) John [12]. (3) James [13]. (4) Samuel, baptized 18/3/1770, buried 6/11/1770. (5) Samuel, baptized 14/9/1771, buried 6/2/1772. (6) Ann, baptized 14/9/1771. (7) Mary, baptized 6/3/1774. (8) Esther, baptized 11/8/1776. (9) Joseph, baptized 20/8/1780.

7. John BRADBURY [Parents]. James was baptized 26/3/1727 in Saddleworth (St Chad). It is not known when he died.

On 6/2/1745, when John was age about 18, he married Esther HEAWOOD, in Saddleworth.  Esther died March 1764 & was buried in Saddleworth 21/3/1764.

We have traced one child:


(1) Betty, buried 7/4/1783 in Saddleworth.


8. Robert BRADBURY [Parents]. Baptized 9/7/1738 in Saddleworth (St Chad), Robert died May 1827, age 88, & was buried 17/5/1827 in Saddleworth.

Robert married Margaret MILNES, date unknown. Margaret died 4/8/1804 in Saddleworth.

They had the following children, all baptized St Chad, Saddleworth:


(1) Uriah, baptized 22/6/1794 & died 1798 age about 4. (2) Nancy, baptized 17/4/1797 & died 8/1/1836, age 38. (3) Sally, baptized 1/1/1789, buried 16/8/1836 in Saddleworth.  Sally married John THOMAS. John died 17/11/1844 in Bloomergate, Halifax age about 45. (4) Hannah, baptized 25/6/1780, died 29/4/1855 in Huddersfield. (5) Eli, baptized 29/8/1784 & died 2/1/1827 in Saddleworth. On 30/10/1808, when Eli was age 24, he married Hannah SCHOFIELD, in Saddleworth.  (6) James [14].

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