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    1. Batley Bilcliffes in 1871 & 1881
    2. Hello All, Since Jean mentioned that she thought the Joseph Bilcliffe of Wellington Street, Batley, Yorkshire might be hers, I figured I'd post what I have of the Billcliffes in Batley in 1871 & 1881. Note that Joseph Bilcliffe's wife is named Jane. Also the last names are spelled the way they were recorded on the census. I transcribed these from my dad's notes and have not viewed the actual census records myself. Therefore, I can't say how close these families were living to each other. 1871 Wellington Street, Batley, Yorks. Joshua Bilcliffe Head 59 Blacksmith POB: Ryhill, Yorks. Mary " Wife 56 POB: Ossett, Yorks. Mary " d. 25 POB: Batley, Yorks. William " s. 21 POB: Batley, Yorks. Emma " d. 15 POB: Batley, Yorks. Edwin Spedding s/law 22 POB: Leeds, Yorks. Elizabeth " d. 19 POB: Batley, Yorks. Mary E. " grand/d 4 days POB: Batley, Yorks. 1871 Wellington Street, Batley, Yorks. Joseph Bilcliffe Head 38 Blacksmith POB: Wragby, Yorks. Jane " Wife 38 POB: Felwik, Yorks. Walter " son 10 POB: Felwik, Yorks. 1871 Wellington Street, Batley, Yorks. James Billcliffe Head 36 Blacksmith POB: Ryhill, Yorks. Elizabeth " Wife 32 POB: Dewsbury, Yorks. Benjamin " s. 12 Scholar POB: Batley, Yorks. Martha " d. 10 POB: Batley, Yorks. Mary " d. 8 POB: Batley, Yorks. Rachel " d. 5 POB: Batley, Yorks. Elizabeth " d. 3 POB: Batley, Yorks. William " s. 1 POB: Batley, Yorks. In 1881 two of the families are still on Wellington Street - namely, those of Joshua and Joseph Billcliff. The other two Billcliffs in Batley in 1881 reside in Wheat Croft (William Billcliff who is the son of Joshua and Mary) and on Purlwell Lane (James Billcliff). 1881 Wellington Street, Batley, Yorks. Joshua Billcliff Head 69 Blacksmith Master POB: Ryhill, Yorks. Mary " Wife 66 POB: Ossett, Yorks. Emma " d. 25 Woolen Weaver POB: Batley, Yorks. Joseph " grand/s 3 POB: Batley, Yorks. 1881 Wellington Street, Batley, Yorks. Joseph Billcliff Head 49 Blacksmith unemployed POB: Ryhill, Yorks. Jane " Wife 49 Cloth-sorter (woolen) POB: Wintersett, Yorks. Joshua " s. 9 Scholar POB: Batley, Yorks. 1881 Wheat Croft, Batley, Yorks. William Billcliff Head 31 General Carrier POB: Batley, Yorks. Elizabeth " Wife 33 POB: Batley, Yorks. Mary " d. 8 POB: Batley, Yorks. Joshua " s. 6 POB: Batley, Yorks. Emma " d. 5 POB: Batley, Yorks. John W. " s. 2 POB: Batley, Yorks. Jane A. " d. 10 months POB: Batley, Yorks. 1881 Purlwell Lane, Batley, Yorks. James Billcliff Head 46 Blacksmith POB: Ryhill, Yorks. Elizabeth " Wife 41 POB: Dewsbury, Yorks. Benjamin " s. 22 Dyer (woolen) POB: Batley, Yorks. Martha " d. 20 Woolen weaver POB: Batley, Yorks. Mary " d. 18 Woolen weaver POB: Batley, Yorks. Rachel " d. 15 Woolen weaver POB: Batley, Yorks. Eliza " d. 10 Scholar POB: Batley, Yorks. William " s. 11 POB: Batley, Yorks. Sarah " d. 7 POB: Batley, Yorks. Lucy " d. 7 months POB: Batley, Yorks. I'd like to note that the 3 year old Joseph Billcliff who is named as the grandson in the 1881 household of Joshua Billcliff later played cricket professionally. He was a stumper but I can't recall for which team he played. Maybe I'll remember for next time. Pamela Buckley buckspazz@aol.com California, USA 27 May 2001

    05/27/2001 11:44:43