Charles Crosland (1839-1852)
Charles Crosland was a victim of the Holmfirth Flood of 1852.
At the time of the 1851 Census, Charles was residing with his parents on Water Street, Hinchliffe Mill.
His mother Sarah died three weeks after giving birth to Ruth in November 1851. Without her mother to nurse her, Ruth was placed in the care of Ruth Nichols of Longwalls, and so was not in the Crosland household on the night of the flood.
Charles Crosland was killed by the flood which devastated the Holme valley in the early hours of 5 February 1852, along with his father and six of his siblings.
His body was found by Samuel Hardy on Saturday 7 February in Bottom's Mill dam and was taken to the New Inn at Hinchliffe Mill. The body was formally identified by Charles' paternal grandfather, Daniel Crosland.
He was buried at St. David's, Holmbridge, on Monday 9 February.
Notes and References
- Born Ruth Crosland, she is believed to be a distant relative.