Joshua Earnshaw (c.1780-1852)

Joshua Earnshaw was a victim of the Holmfirth Flood of 1852.

Biography

He was born around 1780 in Cartworth, Holmfirth, the son of Luke Earnshaw and his wife Sarah (née Roberts).

He married Hannah Earnshaw on 7 September 1806 at All Hallows, Almondbury. The couple had seven known children:

In the 1851 Census, he was residing on Water Street with his wife Hannah, their son Charles Earnshaw, and their grandchildren Joshua Crosland, Mary Crosland and Ann Earnshaw Beaumont. Hannah died a few weeks later and was buried on 2 July 1851 at St. David's Church, Holmbridge.

Death

Together with the others surviving residents listed in the 1851 Census, Joshua Earnshaw was killed when a flood devastated the properties on Water Street in the early hours of 5 February 1852.

His body was found by Joseph Turner and was taken to the Royal Oak, Thongsbridge, where it was identified by Emery Earnshaw.[8]

He was buried on Monday 9 February at St. David's Church, Holmbridge.

Notes and References

  1. Born 15 March 1807 and baptised 11 April 1807 at Lane Independent Chapel, Holmfirth.
  2. Born 3 August 1809 and baptised 27 August 1809 at Holy Trinity, Holmfirth. She died giving birth to Ruth Crosland in November 1851.
  3. Born 12 February 1814 and baptised at Lane Independent Chapel, Holmfirth.
  4. Born 11 February 1816 and baptised 23 March 1816 at Lane Independent Chapel, Holmfirth.
  5. Born 9 January 1821 and baptised on 14 March 1821.
  6. Born 18 February 1823 and baptised 30 March 1823 at Lane Independent Chapel, Holmfirth. Died in December 1831, aged 8. Buried 12 December at Holy Trinity, Holmfirth.
  7. Born 25 September 1827 and baptised 12 December 1827 at Lane Independent Chapel, Holmfirth.
  8. In 1851, Emery Earnshaw was a 46-year-old carpenter and joiner residing on Brownhill Lane, Cartworth, Holmfirth. He was presumably a relative of Joshua, possible his nephew.

Joshua Earnshaw (c.1780-1852)

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