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My uncle died 1894 and was baptised buried in it church yard and I want to know were…Ernest Albert Bernard died Nov 1894 aged 5 weeks
Hi my name is Timothy Foster- Greenwood . I have just inherited a silver trowel inscribed as such “Presented to John Foster JP of Hepstonstall-Slack on the occasion of his laying the Corner Stone of Hepstonstall Church – 15 th May 1850” Can u tell me which church this would have been ? My email = firstname.lastname@example.org
This would have been St Thomas’ church I think. The Methodist chapel is oldet. The C oc E church was built to replace a mediaeval church which is now ruined.
HI Amy , many thanks for your reply. My Grand Father , William Foster Greenwood , was born at Heptonstall Slack 12 May 1895. Changed his name June 10 th 1925 to William Foster Foster-Greenwood. Any Chance of sending me a Photo of the corner stone laid by our relative 15th May 1850 at the above church. A previous reply said it was St Thomas Church ??
We are ex South Africans , now living in Sydney Australia.
Good luck guys. I lived inHeptonstall 8-10 Smithwell Lane. Loved the walks. Now living in the USA and miss the scenery even more.
My ancestor, James Draper, was born in Heptonstall about 1618. He was married to Miriam Gideon Draper (nee Stansfield) in 1646 and emigrated from Heptonstall to America (Massachusetts) probably about 1647 or thereabouts. He was referred to sometimes as “the Puritan” so I’m not sure how that identifies him. Many of his descendants were Quakers in America. Would anyone have any help for me in tracing him?