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This is page 8 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

1. Thomas BRADBURY. Born about 1696 in Saddleworth, it is not known when Thomas died. Of Dig-lee.

In 1721, when Thomas was age about 25, he married Dinah (maiden name not given in the records) in Saddleworth.

They had the following children, all baptized in Saddleworth:


(1) Mark, baptized 11/3/1722. (2) James, baptized 21/2/1725. (3) George [2]. (4) Dinah, baptized 9/4/1732.

First Generation

Second Generation

2. George BRADBURY [Parents]. Baptized 7/1/1728 at St Chad’s Church, Saddleworth, it is not known when George died. Of Harrop.

On 18/1/1751, when George was age about 22, he married Alice HARROPP daughter of John &  Martha HARROPP, of Green. Alice was baptized 9/7/1730 in Saddleworth. It is not known when she died.

They had the following children, all baptized in Saddleworth:


(1) John, baptized 13/1/1751. (2) Thomas, baptized 1/4/1753 & died June 1757, age 4. He was buried 10/6/1757. (3) Dinah, baptized 11/6/1758. (4) Alice, baptized 12/11/1760. (5) George [3]. (6) Thomas, baptized 2/11/1768 & died October 1768. He was buried 3/11/1768. (7) Sarah, baptized 1/7/1770.

Third Generation

3. George BRADBURY [Parents]. Baptized 24/4/1763 in Diggle Edge, Saddleworth, it is not known when George died. Of Littlemoor.

On 17/8/1785, when George was age about 22, he married Mally BOTTOMLEY. No details about Mally are known.

They had the following children, all baptized in Saddleworth:


(1) Ralph, baptized 6/1/1788. (2) James, baptized 15/11/1789. (3) Radcliffe [4]. (4) Thomas, baptized 9/6/1794. (5) Mary, baptized 24/1/1800. (6) Joseph, baptized 5/12/1802. (7) Ben, baptized 18/5/1805.

Fourth Generation

4. Link to censusRadcliffe BRADBURY [Parents]. Baptized 9/10/1791 at Hollingreave, Saddleworth, Radcliffe died quarter ending June 1842, also in Saddleworth, age about 51. Occupation: Servant.

On 22/8/1814, when Radcliffe was age about 22, he married Hannah HORSFALL in Saddleworth. Hannah was probably born between 1792 & 1796 but the exact date is not known.

They had the following children:


(1) Mary, baptized 30/7/1815 in Saddleworth. (2) Salley, baptized 27/4/1817 in Marsden. (3) Martha, baptized 30/3/1823 in Marsden.
(4) John [5]. (5) James [6].

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