Emily Sandford (1848-1852)

Emily Sandford of Dyson's Mill, Burnlee, Holmfirth, perished in the Holmfirth Flood of 1852 along with her father and half-sister Sarah Jane, and their housekeeper Ellen Wood.


She was born on 21 March 1848, the daughter of scribbling mill owner Jonathan Sandford and his second wife Elizabeth (neé Kinder), and was baptised on 9 July 1848 at Holmfirth.


Emily Sandford was killed in the early hours of 5 February 1852, when a flood torrent of water washed the Sandford house away.

Her body was found by Thomas Fallas and taken to the White Hart Inn, Holmfirth, where it was identified by Ruth Barrowclough.

Emily Sandford (1848-1852)


Drowned | People | Victims of the Holmfirth Flood of 1852
This page was last modified on 13 January 2016 and has been edited by Dave Pattern.

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