Holmfirth Flood of 1852 - Ages of victims

The following table gives the exact (years, months & days) or reported ages of the 78 known victims of the Holmfirth Flood of 1852.

  • 34 of the victims (43.6%) were aged under 13
  • 11 of the victims (14.1%) were teenagers
  • 33 of the victims (42.3%) were aged over 19
y m d name
0 2 9 George Hartley (1851-1852)[1]
0 6 19 Lydia Ann Fearns (1851-1852)
0 11 1 Ann Hellawell (1851-1852)
1 Ruth Charlesworth (c.1851-1852)[2]
1 Joseph Mettrick (1850-1852)[3]
1 0 29 James Shackleton (1851-1852)
1 5 8 Sarah Hannah Dodd (1850-1852)
1 10 Alfred Ashall (1850-1852)[4]
1 10 11 Martha Bailey (1850-1852)
2 3 13 Ellen Ann Hartley (1849-1852)
2 7 30 Jane Mettrick (1849-1852)
2 9 9 Charles Thorpe (1849-1852)
2 9 15 John Hellawell (1849-1852)
3 0 11 Ralph Crosland (1849-1852)
3 2 19 Elizabeth Hartley (1848-1852)[5]
3 10 15 Emily Sandford (1848-1852)
4 John Charlesworth (c.1848-1852)[4]
4 3 6 Ann Bailey (1847-1852)
4 7 16 Grace Hirst Shackleton (1847-1852)
5 8 12 Elizabeth Hellawell (1846-1852)
6 Emor Charlesworth (1845-1852)[6]
7 Abel Earnshaw (1844-1852)[7][8]
7 2 13 Elizabeth Dodd (1844-1852)
7 10 28 Sarah Hellawell (1844-1852)
8 Elizabeth Healey (1843-1852)[4]
8 1 21 Foster Crosland (1843-1852)
8 2 6 Alfred Mettrick (1843-1852)
8 6 19 Hannah Shackleton (1843-1852)
9 7 6 George Hellawell (1842-1852)
9 9 10 Sarah Jane Sandford (1842-1852)
10 2 26 Hannah Brook (1841-1852)
12 6 0 Sarah Woodcock (1839-1852)
12 7 16 Eliza Matthews (1839-1852)
12 8 5 Charles Crosland (1839-1852)
13 2 19 Ann Earnshaw Beaumont (1838-1852)
13 9 20 James Charlesworth (1838-1852)
14 2 8 James Hartley (1837-1852)
14 8 18 Martha Crosland (1837-1852)
16 Joshua Charlesworth (c.1836-1852)[4]
16 Joshua Marsden (c.1836-1852)[9]
16 0 17 Martha Hartley (1836-1852)
16 10 18 Hannah Crosland (1835-1852)
17 1 24 Alfred Woodcock (1834-1852)
18 Joseph Marsden (c.1834-1852)[9]
18 7 16 Mary Crosland (1833-1852)
20 7 0 Joshua Crosland (1831-1852)
21 8 17 Samuel Mettrick (1830-1852)
22 Ellen Wood (c.1830-1852)[9]
23 5 13 Amelia Fearns (1828-1852) née Thorpe
25 Betty Earnshaw (c.1827-1852) née Mettrick[4]
26 Margaret Ashall (c.1825-1852)[9]
27 8 13 Hannah Bailey (1824-1852) née Crookes
28 Mary Hellawell (1824-1852) née Woodhead[4]
28 11 8 Lydia Brook (1823-1852) née Booth
30 John Ashall (c.1821-1852)[9]
31 Hannah Dodd (c.1821-1852) née Hirst[9]
31 William Mettrick (c.1821-1852)[4]
31 6 23 Richard Shackleton (1820-1852)
32 William Exley (c.1820-1852)[4]
33 3 17 Tamar Shackleton (1818-1852) née Green
35 11 25 Charles Earnshaw (1816-1852)
37 3 18 Mary Mettrick (1814-1852) née Hirst
39 Rose Ann Charlesworth (c.1815-1852) née Haywood[4]
39 7 27 Jonathan Crosland (1812-1852)
40 Mary Ann Hartley (c.1813-1852) née Lodge[4]
41 Sidney Hartley (c.1811-1852)[4]
44 1 8 Nancy Booth (c.1808-1852) née Taylor(?)
44 10 6 Joseph Dodd (1807-1852)
45 10 17 Jonathan Sandford (1806-1852)
46 William Healey (c.1806-1852)[4]
46 Lydia Greenwood (c.1806-1852) née Roebuck[4]
47 Samuel Greenwood (c.1806-1852)[4]
47 Eliza Marsden (c.1808-1852)[4]
54 Nancy Marsden (1798-1852)[4]
58 James Mettrick (1794-1852)[4]
60 James Booth (c.1792-1852)[10]
65 James Lee (1786-1852)[4]
72 Joshua Earnshaw (c.1780-1852)[4]

Notes and References

  1. Age of "10 weeks" was given in several newspaper reports and also in The Flood Came and Took Them All Away: A Sermon on the Holmfirth Flood (1852) by Rev. Joshua Fawcett.
  2. Birth registered in Q1 1851.
  3. Birth registered in Q3 1850.
  4. 4.00 4.01 4.02 4.03 4.04 4.05 4.06 4.07 4.08 4.09 4.10 4.11 4.12 4.13 4.14 4.15 4.16 4.17 4.18 Age given in burials register.
  5. The burials register gave her age as 5 years.
  6. Birth registered in Q4 1845.
  7. Birth registered in Q3 1844.
  8. Burials registers gave his age as 5 years.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 9.4 9.5 Based on the 1851 Census return.
  10. Based on newspaper reports.