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Headstone Transcription

Postby Dene Fisher » Wed Jan 11, 2017 12:26 pm

I'm trying to make sense of a headstone transcription from deceasedonline for St Stephens, Darcy Lever, Bolton.

The wording is:- "In affectionate Remembrance of William ENTWISTLE died Jan 6th 1909 aged 89 years Also Emma grand-daughter of the above died Dec 30th 1837 aged 10 months Also Albert son of the above died June 26th 1889 aged 40 years Also Jane wife of the above William ENTWISTLE Junr died March 21st 1878 aged 28 years Interred at Tonge Cemetery Also Nancy daughter of the above died March 5th 1931 aged 80 years. [MI No 145]"

Entwistle is a family name in my tree and of the 15 or so Entwistle headstones @ St Stephens I have linked about 12 to my family, almost certainly ruled out one, and decided that another is too vague to consider at the moment (just one name with a dob & an age) but the above is, to coin a phrase doing my head in.

I can't help but think that the transcription is incomplete, the dates of the first two people can't be correct but before I venture to a wild & windy North Western graveyard in the middle of winter I thought I'd put it up for any suggestions?

Thanks in advance

Dene
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Re: Headstone Transcription

Postby JaneyH » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:16 pm

It sounds to me like it's a family grave used for several burials, but where the headstone was only erected after the last burial. It notes all the people buried there (plus another family buried elsewhere) but starting with the head of the family rather than being in chronological order of death.

Separately, I also have Entwistles in my family tree, all from the Huddersfield area of Yorkshire. Do let me know if any of yours are from that side of the Pennines - I know there are far more in Lancashire than in Yorkshire.


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Re: Headstone Transcription

Postby Dene Fisher » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:44 pm

Thanks JaneyH - makes sense

Also, my Entwistles at the moment all seem to come from Bolton and/or Darwen with the occasional Wigan thrown in but nothing linked to Yorkshire (Yet!)
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Re: Headstone Transcription

Postby AdrianB38 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:44 pm

There must be a distinct chance that 1837 is a misread of the MI but assuming that there isn't a decent photo elsewhere (eg on FindAGrave) then a site visit is the only sensible suggestion!

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Re: Headstone Transcription

Postby ianbee » Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:47 pm

Dene Fisher wrote:Also Albert son of the above died June 26th 1889 aged 40 years

No Albert. Only death is
June 1889 Bolton
Entwistle, William
age 40

This could be William junior whose wife Jane died 1878. In 1881 he may the widowed William Entwistle, 31, born Darcy Lever. Was with his widowed mother Sarah Entwistle at 167 Lorne St, Farnworth (piece 3813 folio 11 page 15)
Among his siblings still at home in 1881 were Nancy, 29, and Albert, 16.

Nancy then must have never married
Death, Mar 1931 Bolton 8c 448
Entwistle, Nancy
age 80

Her father, William Entwistle senior, was alive in 1871. So he must have died in the next ten years. But when?
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Re: Headstone Transcription

Postby ianbee » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:59 pm

William junior's marriage?
16 September 1876, Bolton le Moors
William Entwistle, 27 years, Bachelor, Spinner, residence Darcy Lever, father William Entwistle (deceased), Weaver
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Jane Booth, 26 years, Spinster (father Joseph)
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Re: Headstone Transcription

Postby Dene Fisher » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:44 pm

Thanks everyone, some very useful leads - especially from ianbee


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Re: Headstone Transcription

Postby Dene Fisher » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:00 pm

Just done a quick search for Entwistle/Booth children either side of 1877 & found Emma !
Looks like you're on the right track ianbee - thanks again
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