Bethel Holroyd (1804-1874)

Tombstone for Bethel Holroyd (1804-1874) and family members in the graveyard of Holy Trinity, South Crosland. Bethel was a local stone mason and builder, and examples of his work still remain in the locality, such as the Bethel Buildings and Spring Terrace, both in Netherton.

The inscription reads:

In Memory of Allen, Son of Bethel and Ann Holroyd of Netherton, who died Nov'er 24th 1834 Aged 2 Years. Also of Joseph their Son, who died March 1st 1842 Aged 1 Year. Also of the above Ann Holroyd who died Aug'st 4th 1858 Aged 48 Years. Also of the above Bethel Holroyd, who died September 12th 1874, Aged 70 Years. Also of Mary Schofield, entered into rest, October 4th 1916. Also of Emma Jane Wilson, sister of the above who died December 28th 1923, Aged 80 Years.

Mary and Emma Jane were the two daughters of Bethel and Ann. They married John Schofield (c.1837-1910) and American dentist Charles Gilbert Wilson respectively. The only child not to be buried with them was Edwin Holroyd, whose two daughters — Ann Maria Holroyd and Janet Emily Holroyd — both immigrated to America prior to the First World War. Ann Maria married twice in America: James Jackson (c.1863-1908) then Anton Waldemar Swanson (1889-1962). Janet Emily married Arthur Taylor of Meltham before moving to the US. After Ann Holroyd died, Bethel married spinster milliner Sarah Sykes (c.1810-?) in March 1861.


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tags:2010-19, 2016, Bethel Holroyd (1804-1874), Graves and Tombstones, Holy Trinity Church (South Crosland), Photographs, Photographs: Colour, South Crosland
creator:© Dave Pattern
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date added:29 December 2016

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