Thomas Buckley (1819-1863)

This page is part of the Holmfirth Flood Project which aims to make content available to researchers in advance of the 175th anniversary of the 1852 Flood which will be commemorated in 2027.


Thomas Buckley was born on 22 May 1819, the son of woollen hand loom weaver William Buckley and his wife Betty, and was baptised on 28 June 1819 at Lane Independent Chapel.

He died in June 1863 and was buried on 14 June at Emmanuel Church, Lockwood.

Holmfirth Flood of 1852

Thomas assisted with the recovery operation following the 1852 Flood and located the following bodies:

  • Ann Earnshaw Beaumont — "discovered fixed in a tree near to Sand's house, at a height of about eight feet above the water"[1]
  • Abel Earnshaw — found "at the Bath Wood, at about fifty yards from the water"[1]

Notes and References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Inquest" in Leeds Intelligencer (14/Feb/1852).