Basic facts


Armitage, H. (1967) gives only the date of Joshua's birth, and then says that "of James and Joshua we know very little". However, Joshua was left an annuity in his father's will (see below), and also, it seems, married, despite Armitage writing that he appears never to have married.

Other dates


Later, at the time that his brothers were selling up their properties around the Calder Valley, Armitage (1967) says that Joshua decided to forgo his annuity in order to release the land so that it could be sold.



These seven children are listed in the family tree posted by Sue Edwards on Ancestry. They also all appear, though not with their full names, in the 1851 England Census, and six of them in the 1861 England Census (see above). The births of the five children from George Wordsworth on appear in the GRO Births Index. James and Henry pre-date registration.

Sources for this page

  1. Armitage, H. (1967), p.40.
  2. IGI from parish records of Northgate End church.
  3. IGI from parish records. FHL film 1545920 - original Parish Registers 1871-1959, and film 1068951 Bishop's Transcripts 1831-1874.
  4. IGI, which does not quote the source, but the FHL has filmed both Bishop's Transcripts and the original Parish Registers covering this time period, so these are presumably the sources.
  5. GRO Deaths Index, Sep 1873, Wirral, vol.8a, p.262.
  6. GRO Deaths Index, Jun 1865, Wirral, vol.8a, p.249.
  7. Probate Records quoted in a website now discontinued, which refer to the letters of administration of the estate of Everilda, and remain to be tracked down.

  8. © John Stowell 2009             This file last edited on 26 Oct 2009.

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