My Wadsworth ancestors moved from Barnburgh to Wickersley in the mid 1800s. Farmer William Wadsworth and his wife, Mary Foster moved with six of their eight children, two stayed in Barnburgh, to begin farming near Bramley. Their youngest son, Joseph, also a farmer married in 1811 at St. Alban’s to Anne Barlow, daughter of the village cordwainer, Thomas Barlow and wife, Mary Cross. Joseph and Anne are buried near the gateway of St. Alban’s graveyard. One of their younger sons, Charles became a saddler in the village of Wickersley and married Elizabeth Lockwood of Braithwell.
Charles is mentioned in a book, available on-line, in connection with the court case of Bill Sykes and his friends charged with killing a local gamekeeper. It’s a very interesting read. More about this story on Rotherham Web
Charles’ son, Frederick Charles (1864-1925), bricklayer/wellsinker, was my paternal grandfather. His legs were injured when helping to sink a shaft at Thurcroft colliery. His wounds would not heal, he couldn’t work so my grandmother, Gertrude took in washing. Grandfather died and was buried in a paupers grave at Moorgate Cemetery. Fred had moved to Whiston, where my Dad was born, then he moved to Rotherham, married and had a family. I was born in the old Alma Road hospital pre- WW11.
I may have taken the lass out of Yorkshire but I can’t get Yorkshire, especially South Yorkshire out of the lass.
Shirley Parent nee Wadsworth