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Several generations of the Howard family of Holmfirth, Yorkshire, worked in the woollen industry which had established itself in the area by around the late 18th century. The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names describe it as a relationship name from the Middle English personal names Huward , Howard and Heward , which were usually Anglicized versions of the Old Danish Haworth . Our starting point is the family of Luke and Jane Howard. We have traced their descendants to Stockport, Cheshire, another in the nearby Saddleworth area, one in Manchester and another in what nowadays would be the suburbs to the south of Leeds. There is a link by marriage to the Bradbury family from Saddleworth. If you have a connection to any individual or family featured here, or if you want to leave us your feedback, tap or click the icon to contact us.
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The Howard Family of Holmfirth, Yorkshire

 The town of Holmfirth originally grew up around a corn mill and bridge in the 13th century. Three hundred years later Holmfirth expanded rapidly as the growing cloth trade grew and the production of stone and slates from the surrounding quarries increased. The present parish church was built in 1778 after the church built in 1476 was swept away in a flood the previous year. In 1850 Holmfirth railway station opened, on the branch line built by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company.  Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Holmfirth was once a centre for pioneering film-making by Bamforth and Co., which later switched to the production of saucy seaside postcards. Between 1973 and 2010 both Holmfirth and the Holme Valley became well known as the filming location of the BBC's situation comedy Last of the Summer Wine. Reuben Howard 1823-1895 Julius Howard 1887-1951 Harry Howard 1868-1944 Harry Howard 1872-1922 and family Eric Bradbury Howard 1925-1980 Harry Howard 1868=1944 and family Eric Bradbury Howard and sister Nina Elizabeth Howard
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Steve & Pauline Jones’ Family History
We are not makers of history. We are made by history.Martin Luther King Jr.
© S M Jones Content is free for most uses - see legal stuff. Last update 23 May 2020

The Howard Family of Holmfirth, Yorkshire

Several generations of the Howard family of Holmfirth, Yorkshire, worked in the woollen industry which had established itself in the area by around the late 18th century. The Oxford Dictionary of Family Names describe it as a relationship name from the Middle English personal names Huward , Howard and Heward , which were usually Anglicized versions of the Old Danish Haworth . Our starting point is the family of Luke and Jane Howard. We have traced their descendants to Stockport, Cheshire, another in the nearby Saddleworth area, one in Manchester and another in what nowadays would be the suburbs to the south of Leeds. There is a link by marriage to the Bradbury family from Saddleworth. If you have a connection to any individual or family featured here, or if you want to leave us your feedback, tap or click the icon to contact us.
The town of Holmfirth originally grew up around a corn mill and bridge in the 13th century. Three hundred years later Holmfirth expanded rapidly as the growing cloth trade grew and the production of stone and slates from the surrounding quarries increased. The present parish church was built in 1778 after the church built in 1476 was swept away in a flood the previous year. In 1850 Holmfirth railway station opened, on the branch line built by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company.  Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, Holmfirth was once a centre for pioneering film-making by Bamforth and Co., which later switched to the production of saucy seaside postcards. Between 1973 and 2010 both Holmfirth and the Holme Valley became well known as the filming location of the BBC's situation comedy Last of the Summer Wine.
The site uses the following icons to link to further information.  Census transcription  War Graves citation  Notes e.g. military, criminal, wills.  Contact us  Where you see an icon, click or tap to view the information or to get in touch.  The date format dd/mm/yyyy is used throughout.