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Jackie Fieldhouse
Thursday, December 8, 2005 14:24
Miss. Fieldhouse Sutton Cof E School and Edward Fieldhouse War Memorial Sutton Park
Miss Fieldhouse (Edith Fieldhouse) was a school teacher at Sutton C of E school in the 1930's. She is my great aunt and a photo of her and her class in 1938 are recorded on the gallery page. I was wondering if anyone had any memories of her or were taught by her or knew any other members of her family. I would be gratful to hear any stories of her so as I could record them in our family history album. Sadly, she died in 1950.
Edward Fieldhouse was the son of her sister, Mabel Fieldhouse. He is recorded on the War Memorial in Sutton Park having been killed in WWII. I believe he will have been a member of the village cricket team. Again any info. about Edward would be gratefully received.
Paul Wilkinson
Thursday, December 8, 2005 14:42
Hello Jackie. The December issue of the Village Newsletter has a list of all the names recorded on the War Memorial and does indeed include SGT E FIELDHOUSE. You've pre-empted a message I was going to post after all the newsletters have been delivered asking if anyone has any recollections of anybody on the list - each name being a living, breathing person who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and it's important we don't forget.

I hope you get some interesting replies!
Josie Walsh
Wednesday, January 25, 2006 16:09
Hello Jackie

Did you know that the FIELDHOUSE family came from Bradford.

I have some details of the family taken from the various Census and would be willing to pass these onto you.

Josie Walsh
Jackie Fieldhouse
Thursday, February 2, 2006 20:49
Hi Josie

Thank-you for leaving a message, I haven't checked for sometime

Yes, my great grandfather, Walter Newell Fieldhouse left Bradford with his wife in the late 1880's to work at Glusburn Mill, later becoming the Dye Manager, a position which my grandafther also held.

Upon reaching adulthood, Walter added his mothers maiden name of Fieldhouse to his own.

I would be very greatful for any info.


Jackie Fieldhouse
Josie Walsh
Friday, February 3, 2006 21:37
Hi Jackie

Census details as follows.
1901 21 Croft House Terrace, Glusburn
Walter N Fieldhouse,H.M.37,Wool textile dyer,Bradford
Annabella Fieldhouse,W.M.36,Low Moor
Arthur Fieldhouse,S,S,15,Wool Textile Dyer,Low Moor
Mabel Fieldhouse,D,11,Glusburn
Edith Fieldhouse,D,2,Glusburn

1891 Lothersdale Rd,Glusburn
Walter N Fieldhouse,H,M,27,Foreman Wool Yarn dyer,West Bowling,Bradford
Annabella Fieldhouse,W,M,26,North Bierley
Mabel Fieldhouse,D,1,Glusburn
Emily ???????,Visitor,S,18,Dressmaker,Horton

1861 14 Cross Lane,Horton
Moses Fieldhouse,H,M,25,Worsted weaver,Horton
Martha Fieldhouse,W,M,23,Worsted weaver,Horton

1871 43 Cross Lane,Horton
Moses Fieldhouse,H,M,35,Overlooker,Horton
Martha Fieldhouse,W,M,42,Housewife,Horton
Walker? Fieldhouse,S,8,Scholar,Horton (Walter is listed as Walker easy mistake)
Mary Fieldhouse,D,6,Scholar,Horton
Harry Fieldhouse,S,3,Horton
Fred Fieldhouse,S,1,Horton

1881 95 Cross Lane,Horton
Moses Fieldhouse,H,M,44,Weaving Overlooker,Bradford
Martha Fieldhouse,W,M,50,Weaver,Bradford
Walter Fieldhouse,S,S,18,Dyer,Bradford
Mary Fieldhouse,D,S,16,Spinner,Bradford
Henry Fieldhouse,S,S,13,Spinner,Bradford
Fred Fieldhouse,S,S,11,Spinner,Bradford
Elizabeth Whitley,Sis in law,S,47,Stuff weaver,Bradford

Walter Newell Fieldhouse married Annabella Brayshaw
1883 Dec qtr 9b42 Bradford

I have a few details on the Brayshaw should you want them.

The Cross Lane entry was interesting, we came from that area 7yrs ago to live in Sutton, lived in Sowden St just round the corner, and my son attended Cross Lane school, my husband was a member of Cross Lane Liberal Club for most of his lifetime, shame it is no longer there.

Hope the above helps, are the family buried local, I have indexed St Thomas churchyard and cannot find a headstone for them, but they could be in the burial register, which I haven't been able to access as yet.

Best Wishes
Josie Walsh
Jackie Fieldhouse
Monday, February 6, 2006 07:50
Hi Josie

Thank-you very much for the Census info.

Thanks for the offer re- the Brayshaws, but I and other family members have been able to trace them back to the mid 1700's.

My Walter is not related to Moses and Martha in Cross Lane. His mother was Mary Fieldhouse bn 1844 in Bowling Old Lane to Abraham and Hannah. I think that Walter was illegitimate. He was born 1864. In 1869 Mary married Wilson Newell and for sometime Walter was known Walter Newell (in 1881 the family are all living under the Newell surname at 652 Manchester Rd, Bowling). At some point later, Walter adds his mothers surname to become Walter Newell Fieldhouse.

Walter died at his h/a of Crossbeck, Hazel Grove, Sutton in 1939. I have visited the Church yard and have also been unable to find any headstones relating to him or Annabella.

Do you have any connections with the Fieldhouse family or have you just come across their name during the course of your own research?

I can understand why you moved to Sutton to live, its very beautiful.

Once again thank-you very much for your time and your help.

Josie Walsh
Wednesday, February 8, 2006 21:26
Hello Jackie

Glad you recieved the information on the Fieldhouse family, shame it was the wrong one, never mind, I myself don't have any Fieldhouses in my family tree, it was just the Cross lane connection that I jumped on.

We have only lived in Sutton for 7 years having moved from Bradford for health reasons, and my son lives in the next village, so he's quite handy when he's needed.

I originally was brought up in a village similar to Sutton, and all my family originate from Silsden,Kildwick,Steeton and Skipton areas back to 1598, so its like coming home for me, and Sutton is such a friendly village, we have been made most welcome by the locals, and feel very much at home now.

Jackie Fieldhouse
Thursday, February 9, 2006 12:07

The Census details for Glusburn were really helpful.

I note that you stated that your family originate form Silsden, Kildwick,etc. Don't suppose you are connected to any Whiteoak, Tillotson, Clarkson families are you? My grans side is full of them. She herself was born in Farnhill.

I understand why you like Sutton, everytime I have visited the village it always has a lovely feel about it.


Josie Walsh
Thursday, February 9, 2006 18:14

My family research is on the Masons,Steels,Greens,Sharpe,Ellisons, the list goes on, but having to research the families spurred me into indexing all the registers and Census from the local villages, Kildwick, Silsden and Skipton, to make life easier when looking at all the other families coming into the family trees, so I've now got an extensive indexing system, which is just about inputted into the computer, which certaily makes life a lot easier.

If you should need anything looking up for the area just email me.

Jackie Fieldhouse
Tuesday, February 14, 2006 09:10

Thanks for all your help. I may call on you again.

Rachel Firth
Tuesday, March 21, 2006 15:41

I just spotted this web site.

Jackie, I am a descendant of Milfred Brayshaw, Annabella Brayshaw's uncle. The earliest Brayshaw I have is Joseph, born 1770. Can you back earlier than that. I would be very interested to know if so.

Jackie Fieldhouse
Wednesday, April 19, 2006 07:50
Hi Rachel

Sorry, I haven't checked this site for awhile. No I can't go back any further than Joseph born 1769 at Claton Heights. I don't have a Milfred but I do have a Wifred born 1835 who would have been an uncle of Annabella would this be the same person? Annabella's father Daniel had 7 siblings but no mention of Milfred. I have quite a comprehensive family tree of the Brayshaw family that was kindly sent to me by Clive Brayshaw. Would be happy to help with any further queries and swap info.

Jackie Fieldhouse
Wednesday, April 19, 2006 08:29
Have just double checked with a sight on rootsweb, they have a Milfred Brayshaw born abt 1835 at Low Moor. He was baptised 19th April 1835 at Low Moor Church - so I would hazard a good guess that this is the same person that I have recorded as Wilfred. On both my records and the site on rootsweb, Milfred/Wilfred is not shown as having any descendents, it would be great to know more about him. I guess we are distant cousins!

Rachel Firth
Tuesday, May 2, 2006 16:50
Hello Jackie

Yes, that Milfred is my great great grandfather. I am not sure how much detila you want, but here goes:

Milfred was married to Mary Caroline Jagger (1835-1903). They had the following children: Thomas William (1857), Arthur Wellesley (1860), Mary Elizabeth (1861) Walter Herbert (1865), Hannah Louisa (1867) Emily Sophia (1870) Clara Adela (1870), Edith Annie (1873) and Robert Frederick (1882).

Emily Sophia married Fred Firth, who had Herbert. Herbert married Olive Shilito, and there son, Peter Herbert Brayshaw Firth is my father. I am afraid Milfrerd had a bit of a reputation as a big drinker and was rather irrascible!

I have a lot of information about the children of Daniel's other siblings' children too if you are interested.

Milfred spent quite a lot of his life living at the Foldings in Scholes, near Cleckheaton, and the Firths continued to live there until there was a nasty law suit at some point in the last century.

A lot of my information comes from Jen Parkins - another ditant relative. She's the grandaughter of Roberty Frederick, mentioned above.

Perhaps we could all pool resources. Do you know anything about the children of Arabella's siblings? I only have the ones born before the 1901 census.

Anyway, it's always nice to discover a new realtive!

Jackie Fieldhouse
Sunday, May 7, 2006 08:21
Hello Rachel

Would love to pool info.

Are you the same Rachel Firth on the message board at If so, I can send you further info via the e-mail address that you have shown there?

Annabella and Walter had four children:- Hubert Brayshaw Fieldhouse - he died two months after his birth; my grandfather Arthur Fieldhouse; Mabel Fieldhouse and Edith Fieldhouse. Mabel had a son Edward, who was killed during WWII. Edith never married. If its OK to e-mail I will provide you with all their personal details and some background history on them and the rest of the family?


Rachel Firth
Monday, May 8, 2006 15:13
Hi Jackie

I did post something on the Brayshaw site in January 2003, so if that's the one you found, please do e-mail me.

I very much look forward to hearing from you!

Rachel Firth
Monday, May 8, 2006 15:19
Oh, I also discovered this web site over the weekend. There's lots of Brayshaw stuff on it, including some children who must have died before the 1841 census.

Not sure why they are on the site, or what the precise sources are though. has Jospeh Brayshaw (1769) down as being married twice, which is interesting. Alas it goes back no further than that.
Geoff Fieldhouse
Saturday, July 22, 2006 12:14
Just came across the above conversations as I was trawling through Google for any spare Fieldhouse information. I hope that Josie Walsh (25 January 2006) won't mind me saying that although there are a lot of Fieldhouse's in Bradford from Victorian times and even before, I think that many of them probably came from the surrounding countryside, like my branch of the family.

I am a Fieldhouse from Manchester where my g g grandfather moved from Addingham in 1848. This was the height of the time that large numbers of people went from the countryside into the cities for work, many of them travelling on the railways which had only sprung up in the previous 20 years. From many places just like Addingham, Fieldhouses and others went to Bradford, Leeds and further afield e.g. Manchester. Imagine the trauma for this Lancastrian to find out that he was really a bit of a Tyke after all.

Prior to my ggf's move to Manchester my Fieldhouse antecedents lived in Addingham for a great many years and I can trace them back there to 1599. For most of that time they lived at Smallbanks which was a collection of smallholdings (and not one farm as I thought for many years) on Addingham Moorside. I have a collection of their wills from the 17th and 18th century. A ggggggg (?) grandfather who died in 1682 had 6 sons and one of them had 6 sons so you can see how the multiplier effect must have taken hold.

I see a Jackie Fieldhouse in the correspondence and Sutton in Craven is not a million miles from Addingham. How far do your Fieldhouse's go back and where?

I have a family tree for all of this if anybody can show me that they are seriously interested I would be happy to share it.

Jackie Fieldhouse
Monday, July 31, 2006 20:14
Hi Geoff,
Not sure if there is a connection with the Addingham Fieldhouses'.
My great,great, great grandfather was Abraham Fieldhouse and he was born in Bradford in 1799. I believe his father to have been William, but have no further info. on him and don't know where he originated from. Abraham had a number of children, one of which was Mary who was born in Bradford in 1844. When she married her husband she already had a young son, Walter, who took his step fathers surname, but later also added his mothers surname, becoming Walter Newell Fieldhouse. It was Walter and his young family who moved out of Bradford to Glusburn in the mid 1880's. He became the dye master at the mill in Glusburn and retired with his wife and daughters to Sutton in Craven.
Apparently the Fieldhouses' are recorded in the Bradford area in the 1379 infamous poll tax of Richard II.
I would be very interested if you are aware of any connection with my family to the Addingham family, my gut feeling though is that they are part of the Bradford Fieldhouses'. I remain open minded though and continue with my reasearch (generally during the winter months).
Best Wishes.
Richard Geoffrey Arnold Fieldhouse
Friday, September 15, 2006 16:16
Hi Jackie

Excuse the delay, I only just ermembered that I had posted on this site!

I found your email very interesting, especially the background reasons behind your counter-migration from town to country. This and your Richard 11 poll tax reference have made me revise my thoughts about the Bradford and Leeds Fieldhouses coming out of the villages into the town. It was an asumption born out of ignorance anyway. I have not looked at any poll tax records yet and was rather saving them for my retirement in the next year or so.

I would be happy to send to you my family tree just out of interest but am unable to attach it to this email. If you would like to have a copy, including deatilsm of my 2 'Abrahams' in the 18th century, you could communicate with me directly on I will leave this up to you but it would be good at sometime in the future to find out how you went about your poll tax research.

Best wishes

Denis Pickles
Thursday, October 5, 2006 16:56
So where does Christine Fieldhouse fit in? She was in my class at the Council School in 1945 when we passed the 11+ [scholarship] to the Grammar School in Keighley.
William Douglas
Monday, October 9, 2006 19:12
Brayshaws are included in my website because one married my sister.

As to sources, I am very remiss in recording them, which is not very helpful to you or me!

The database, which is hosted on or at, now has over 100,000 records.

Yours aye,

Sam Whelan
Thursday, October 12, 2006 20:48
Hi Jackie,

Have just been reading this thread and note you mention the Clarkson surname re Kildwick. I am related to an Edward Cowling Clarkson and his wife, Ann. Edward was a nailmaker but moved to Accrington with his family. His wife was nee Wood.

Have you a link into Edward Cowling Clarkson family by any chance?

Looki forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards
catherine brayshaw
Wednesday, November 8, 2006 09:20
Hello Jackie

Have just started researching the Brayshaw family tree and was astounded to come across this web site. I am another great great granddaughter of Milfred and Mary Caroline, my gt. grandfather being Arthur Wellesley, so I guess this makes me another distant relative of yours!

I dont know if I have any info that would interest you as I realise that you are researching another branch of your family, although I can tell you that Milfred and MC had two more children - Ruth Ellen (d.1st March 1877 aged 1 yr 7 months) and Daniel Harold (d. 6th April 1879 aged 7 months). I believe that Foldings House was bought through a compulsory purchase order to make way for the huge Foldings estate in Scholes sometime after the war.

I would love to know about Annabella and her father, who presumably was a sibling of Milfred. I would be very grateful if you could give me any more information.

Nice to talk to you and good luck with the research!

Cath Brayshaw

Jackie Fieldhouse
Saturday, December 2, 2006 10:59
Richard, Denis, William, Sam and Catherine,

Sorry for the delay in replying, I tend to only do my genealogy during the winter months.
Richard: I would very much ike to see your family tree, especially the details relating to your Abrahams. I will contact you via your e-mail. Thank-you!

Denis: I'm afraid I don't know of any Christine FIELDHOUSE in our family. You say that she was in your class at the Council School in 1945, would that be at Glusburn or Keighley? I am only aware of my small family in Glusburn and to the best of my knowledge I'm not aware of a Christine. I do know that there were a number of FIELDHOUSE' at Keighley but have not as yet been able to connect them with my branch of the family.

WILLIAM: What a fantastic web site you have! I would like to contact you to update you with some family details regarding the Brayshaws that I possess. The parents of Walter Newell Fieldhouse are not those displayed on the site. Walter was born circa 1864 to Mary FIELDHOUSE (bn. 8.3.1844) at Bowling, Bradford. It is believed he was born out of wedlock. Mary married Wilson NEWELL 24.2.1869 and Walter became known as Walter NEWELL. Prior to marrying Annabella BRAYSHAW, for some unknown reason, Walter takes his mothers name as his surname and becomes Walter Newell Fieldhouse. I believe this is where the confusion arises as Walter does exist in the 1881 census with his family, but under the name of Newell, however, there is a Walter Fieldhouse born 1863/64 son of Martha and Moses Fieldhouse also recorded in the 1881 census but this is not Walter Newell Fieldhouse' family.
I hope you don't mind me updating you regarding Walter. I would love to contact you to fill you in on more details/dates relating to the Brayshaw family.

SAM: I have very little detail relating to the Clarkson family, in fact only one name. My great, great grandmother was Arabella CLARKSON. She was born about 1828 in Silsden and in 1848 she married my g/father Anthony WHITEOAK at Kildwick. She died 11.3.1895 and is buried at Kildwick.
I note from the 1881 Census that there is an Edward C Cowling bn at Silsden in 1805, retired Iron Monger residing in Accrington. The fact that he and Arabella were both born in Silsden would possibly suggest they are related in some way. Do you have access to the Yorkshire Census'? If not, I have them all, although not the indexes, I would be more than happy to search them for you, though this may take a little time. If you would like me to do so, would you post me your e-mail address and I will be able to contact you directly.

CATH: Would love to exchange info with you. I have lots of info re Anabella and her father Daniel and family. Also I have a few photographs. If you would like to post your e-mail through the web master for forwarding to me,I will be more than happy to contact you; send the photo's I have and pass on details of the Brayshaws.

Best Wishes to everyone and thanks to the Sutton and Craven Website.

Jackie Fieldhouse

Josie Walsh
Saturday, December 2, 2006 22:40
Hi Jackie
Saw your query for Arabella Clarksons marriage to Anthony Whiteoak, hope this will help.

Marriage at Silsden 12th Jan 1858 by banns

Anthony Whiteoak Full age Bach Woolsorter Farnhill Thomas Whiteoak Comber
Arabella Clarkson FA Spinster Tartopping Jonas Clarkson Farmer
Both marked with a cross
witnesses were Jonathan Mitchell & Samuel Tillotson

Baptism at Silsden

Arabella Clarkson daug of Jonas & Agnes of Silsden,Farmer
born 25.8.1823 bapt 30.11.1823

Josie Walsh
Jackie Fieldhouse
Sunday, December 3, 2006 16:18

Thank-you! You are an absolute goldmine of information.

Best Wishes

Sunday, January 7, 2007 09:34
Happy New Year Josie/Jackie,

Thank you for the feedback which is fantastic!

I have checked the IGI and I believe Edward Cowling is Jonas's brother (Jonas born 20/10/1799 to parents John & Ann Clarkson). Arabella being Jonas's daughter and therefore, being Edward Cowling Clarkson's Niece.

My email address is if you wish to correspond as mentioned?

Hope to talk soon and apologies for late reply.

Best wishes and my thanks to all.

Denis Pickles
Monday, January 8, 2007 12:00
My apologies for failing to respond sooner to your query 02/12/06.
The Christine Mary Fieldhouse in my class at Sutton Council School was [according to the school register of which I have a copy of the relavent pages.] born on 16th August 1934. The address where she lived when admitted to the school on 25th April 1938 is given as Holme Bridge, Sutton-in Craven and her parent or Guardian is listed as Miss Fieldhouse [no forename given]. She left the Council School on 27th July 1945 to go to the Secondary School - presumably Keighley Girls Grammar School. Most girls and boys from Sutton went to Keighley though a few did go to Skipton.

susan horsfield
Monday, June 25, 2007 16:53
hello my mother Alice Tempest as was now Alice Watcham was married to Edward Fieldhouse and I hope you can get in touch with her she is now 91yrs old and still lives in sutton-in-craven as my granddmother Minnie Tempest did. My Grandfather used to work in Bairtsows Mill and died suddenly.If you would like to get in touch with my Mother she will help you a lot

Thank you

Hope you get in touch soon

My e-mail address is hope to hear from you all soon
Jackie Fieldhouse
Tuesday, June 26, 2007 12:19
Thanks Susan. I have e-mailed you today.
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Susan Horsfield
Sunday, July 8, 2007 08:36
Hi Jackie have got some more news about Edward and Eric Fieldhouse. Am I correct did Eric Fieldhouse go to live in Saltburn if that is so My Auntie Marjorie will be able to help you she has photos of Edward and Eric so if you would like to get in touch it would very useful to me you know my e-mail address but it would be nice if we could get in touch through the phone will leave my phone no on my e-mail for you.
I was talking to my Aunt on Friday morning abut you asking about Edward so I hope we can get in touch it would be nice.

Hope we can meet or speak someday

Thanks for the photos also bye for
Susan Horsfield/Watcham
Rachel Firth
Tuesday, July 24, 2007 13:04
I have a Martha Fieldhouse, born 1811 in my family tree. She came from Bowling. Does this ring any bells?
Jackie Fieldhouse
Thursday, August 9, 2007 20:29
I have a Martha somewhere in my rather untidy files, it may take me awhile to check, but I will come back to you. Also I think we may have communicated before - Are you an editor/writer?
Catherine Brayshaw
Tuesday, October 23, 2007 19:54
Hi Jackie, its almost a year since I contacted you on here and you kindly offered to send me information about Arabella Brayshaw and her family. I did contact the webmaster but it seems not to have reached you so I am sending you my email address in the hope that you can still exchange info and/or photos of your ancestors.

susan horsfield
Friday, November 30, 2007 22:52
Hi Jackie sorry not been in touch but have got a bit of news and some photos coming to me of your dad eric and edward am getting them this month hopefully my comp been down so haven't been able to do anything will talk to you later bye for now sue
jackie Fieldhouse
Sunday, December 9, 2007 16:36
Thanks Sue, look forward to hearing from you.
Lynne Fieldhouse
Friday, December 21, 2007 12:07
Hi.My Fieldhouses came from Wolverhampton to Manchester between 1891-1894.I don't think they are related to any on this site, but if there are any Staffordshire/Manchester related Fieldhouses out there I would love to make contact. I've got a lot of info on them.Lynne
Rachel Firth
Tuesday, January 15, 2008 12:34
Hello Jackie

Have you managed to find the Fieldhouse family on the 1851 census?


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