Jonathan Roberts (1810-1884)
Jonathan Roberts was a cloth manufacturer of Hinchliffe Mill who assisted with the recovery and identification of the victims of the Holmfirth Flood of 1852.
He was born on 6 November 1810, the son of Jonathan Roberts and his wife Mary Ann (née Barrow).
He married twice: firstly to Harriott Green (died 1831) in October 1830 and then to Jane Green (died 1882) in February 1833.
Following the devastating flood of 5 February 1852, he found the bodies of the following victims and identified most of them:
- James Booth
- Nancy Booth (née Taylor?)
- William Healey
- Lydia Brook (née Booth)
- Hannah Brook
- Elizabeth Dodd
- Ruth Charlesworth
He also identified the body of Nancy Marsden.
By the end of his life he was residing at Carr Buildings, Hinchliffe Mill. He died on 20 May 1884, leaving an estate valued at £7,299 12s. 10d.
- "Local Intelligence" in Huddersfield Chronicle (26/Apr/1851).