Sunday, August 7, 2016 14:06
My Great Grandmother Mary Briggs was born I think in Aden Ing, Sutton in Craven in abt 1830. On her marriage certificate to David Robinson on 26 May 1855 in Bradford Cathedral, her father is named as Hugh Briggs, farmer. I have been unable to learn anything of the family or the place before the Wedding. On Census records since 1861 her birth place has been listed as Ading, Kilwick and Keighley. Any information would be much appreciated
Sunday, August 7, 2016 18:39
I'm sure someone else will provide more details - Aden is the hilltop area to the south of the village, between Earl Crag and Ravenstones.
Sunday, August 7, 2016 19:13
I think Aden is Hill Top and Lower Hill Top Farm area. From West Lane in Sutton, drive up to the crossroads. Turn right to Sutton Pinnacle, left to the Hill Top Farms.
As a child I spent a lot of time at the Smith's Farm- Lower Hill Top and remember the farms being referred to as in Aden.
Monday, August 8, 2016 11:31
|Is this the Briggs family who had Walter Briggs garage at Cowling and provided the school taxi to take the kids from Sutton Tops/Aden to school?
Monday, August 8, 2016 19:09
|Thank you Paul and Jane for your replies. never having been to the area this info helps. Janet, the only knowledge I have about the Briggs family is from Mary's marriage certificate and the Census records after her marriage. I have been unable to trace them in 1841 or 1851, but maybe now the farm names this may help, thank you
|Joan M. Tindale
Monday, August 8, 2016 23:20
|Walter Brigg of Cowling is from the Greenwood Brigg family (not Briggs)
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 14:35
|Hi Avril, the 1841 census shows Thomas Brigg 20, Martha 20, Joseph15, June 14. Hugh12 and Mary 10 years old, all living at Starr Farm. One can only presume that Thomas and his wife are housing the younger siblings.
Starr farm is situated midway between the crossroads atop of west lane and the pole stoop. all of the land in this area is known as Aden, or green Aden.
Brigg is the name often found in this area in and before the 19th century, Briggs arrives about the turn of the century
p.s.it all depended on the notary.
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 14:59
|Further to Terry’s post, it seems very likely all those listed in the 1841 household he mentions were children of Hugh Brigg & Hannah née Laycock who had married 14 Dec 1813 at Kildwick, both then of Cowling. No baptisms found for the children (possibly because the family was non-conformist) but the following events at Kildwick church are almost certainly relevant:
Burial: 4 Apr 1833 Hugh Brigg of Sutton, age 55
Burial: 26 Apr 1840 Hannah Brigg of Ayden in Sutton, age 52
Burial: 9 Apr 1842 Thomas Brigg of Aden in Sutton, age 26
Burial: 17 May 1842 Hugh Brigg of Sutton, age 13
Marriage: 5 Jan 1843 Stephen Hargreaves (bachelor, husbandman of Sutton, son of John Hargreaves, farmer) & Martha Brigg (spinster of Sutton, daughter of Hugh Brigg, weaver).
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 15:09
|Thank you Terry and Lizzie, this certainly gives me something to work on!
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 16:07
|You’re welcome, Avril. But I must correct to my earlier post.
Hugh Brigg was a widower when he married Hannah Laycock and they were both then of SUTTON (not Cowling ... oops!). Hugh’s first wife was probably Amy/Amelia Thompson whom he married 26 Mar 1799 at Kildwick and it was at THAT time he was a weaver of Cowling. Hugh & Amy had four children baptised at Kildwick before Amy died in 1804.
Burial: 6 Sep 1804 Amy the wife of Hugh Brigg of Cowling, weaver, aged 25 years.
Despite Hugh being described as a farmer in the 1855 marriage record, I think it highly likely this is the father of your Mary Briggs.
Thursday, August 11, 2016 15:33
|Hi Lizzie, Thanks for your info. I had in fact found the marriage to Amy. Hugh seems to be a common name in the area. I think the main thing that put me off him was that he was a weaver and without baptisms it's not easy to hook him up with Mary. Her first daughter was named Hannah, so maybe that ties in with her mother! Do you have direct links to this family or are they far flung?
Monday, August 22, 2016 10:12
Just noticed the query about the Brigg Family, most of the above have answered your family queries, but there is also 2 more burials for a Jane & Hugh that seem to fit, can find no mention coming forwards other than these burials.
Hugh Brigg of Sutton buried 17.5.1842 at Kildwick 13yrs
Jane Brigg of Skipton buried 28.2.1845 at Kildwick 19yrs
Also I have a copy of a grave map for Kildwick, and there are 6 Brigg graves whose details will not show up in any of the Memorial Inscriptions booklets, they are in a part of the churchyard that was made over to a car park for the church, and a small section was cleared of its gravestones at the time right next to the path leading up to the Church porch.
Hope this helps.
Sunday, August 28, 2016 13:50
|Thanks Josie for your info. I had managed to get Hugh and Jane's burials and since my original posting, my Briggs members have grown quite a lot. What kind of timescale does you map cover?
Monday, August 29, 2016 07:23
|notes on the Sutton enclosure map of 1815 shows that Mary, Pauline, Deborah and Isabella Briggs awarded land adjacent to Howarth road, that to this day still forms part of Knowl Top
Monday, August 29, 2016 10:19
I'm not sure how old the map is, but its huge, and all the graves which look like oblong little boxes have the surname written inside.
It was a fluke that I was able to see and photograph the map although it wasn't easy to photograph, It was in a dark part of the church, probably 10 feet by 10 feet, it was rolled up and had been found in a cupboard and was very grubby, I had to lay it down on a very small table, so some of the photo's are a bit blurred, and it must be hundreds of year old, because it had been filled in.
The problem with that section of the graveyard is that it is now a car park, they cleared out the gravestones and nobody thought of doing a transcription of the stones. The rest of the graveyard has been transcribed.
If you would like a copy of the photo I would be more than willing to send you a copy.
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