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Author:  claire22 [ Sun Jun 15, 2008 1:49 am ]
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I am researching the Woabank family wh lived in Briercliffe around the 1850s.
Hartley Woabank was born c1854 & married Martha Ann Clayton.
They had the following children:
Elizabeth 1874
Henry c1880
Alice 1875
Ann 1879
Herbert 1880
Lollie c1884
Oswald c1886
Rachel 1891

Alice married Henry Taylor and lived in Burnley (they were my great/great/grandparents).

Any information about the Woabanks would be greatly appreciated.
I would love to hear from anyone else researching the same family.


Author:  Mel [ Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:14 am ]
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Hi Claire, welcome to the site.

Have you seen the Woabank gravestones on the main site? http://www.briercliffesociety.co.uk/Grave%20Stones.htm
Are any of them in your tree? I think I have a couple more Woabank stones to add, I'll take a look.

Author:  portia [ Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:05 am ]
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I've seen this nam before. Sure one of them was a witness at a Leaver wedding . .

Author:  portia [ Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:22 am ]
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I knew I'd seen this before. When I got the marriage cert I looked up the name on ancestry because I wasn't sure I was reading it right.

When – 26 June 1854
Where – The Register Office, Burnley
Groom – Edward Procter, 30 yrs, bachelor, labourer of Lane Head Burnley
Bride – Betty Leaver, 26yrs, spinster, weaver of Lane Head Burnley
Grooms father – Edward Procter, farmer
Brides father – John Leaver, farmer
Witnesses – Joseph Woabank and the mark (x) of Thomas Heap

Author:  portia [ Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:33 am ]
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I just posted a Woabank marriage under 'Marriages'. Don't know whether you have that one Claire?

Author:  portia [ Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:59 am ]
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Have you seen this Claire?

1861, RG9; Piece: 3069; Folio: 84; Page: 3
4 Springfield Road, Habergham Eaves

John Woabank, head, marr, 36, grocer & beerseller, born Briercliffe
Ann Woabank, wife, marr, 39, grocer's wife, born Barrowford
Ellen Woabank, daur, unm, 14, dressmaker, born Worsthorne
William Woabank, son, 12, scholar, born Habergham Eaves
John Woabank son, 10, scholar, born Habergham Eaves
Hartley Woabank son, 7, scholar, born Habergham Eaves
Margaret Woabank, daur, 5, scholar, born Habergham Eaves
Henry Woabank son, 2, scholar, born Habergham Eaves
James Woabank, son, 6 Mo,born Habergham Eaves
Christopher S??Ffe*, lodger, marr, 55, ? born Barrowford
James Hartley, lodger, unm, 64, grdener, born Reedley Hallows
William Sutcliffe, lodger, unm, 24, miner, born Briercliffe
Robert Halstead, lodger, unm, 21, cotton weaver, born Barrowford

*This could be Sutcliffe, the image is smudged

Author:  portia [ Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:27 am ]
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The 1841 census at Widow Green, Briercliffe - address of the Sarah Woabank whose marriage I posted earlier:
Piece 506; Book: 15; Civil Parish: Whalley; County: Lancashire; Enumeration District: 25; Folio: 5; Page: 3

John Waabank, 50, weaver, born Lancashire
Sarah Waabank 45, weaver, born Lancashire
Josh Waabank 20, weaver, born Lancashire
John Waabank 15, weaver, born Lancashire
Hartley Waabank, 13, weaver, born Lancashire
Sarah Waabank 12, weaver, born Lancashire
Martha Waabank, 10, weaver, born Lancashire
Henry Waabank, 7, born Lancashire
James Waabank, 3, born Lancashire

Author:  portia [ Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:17 pm ]
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1851 Widow Green Briercliffe:
Piece: 2251; Folio: 97; Page: 1

John Woabank,head, marr, 60, hand loom weaver, born Wycoller
Sarah Woabank, wife, marr, 53*, born Burnley
Hartley Woabank, son, unm, 24, hand loom weaver, born Briercliffe
Martha Woabank, daur, unm, 19, handloom weaver, born Briercliffe
Henry Woabank, son,unm, 17, powerloom weaver, born Briercliffe
James Woabank, son, unm, 12, winder of bobbins, born Briercliffe

*the ancestry transcript shows her age as 33 but the actual image looks more like53 and fits better.

Author:  Leaver [ Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:44 pm ]
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http://www.lan-opc.org.uk/Burnley/stste ... -1896.html

Baptism: 16 Aug 1891 St Stephen, Burnley, Lancashire, England
Eva Woabank - Child of Elizabeth Woabank
Abode: 22 Springfield Road
Baptised by: A. E. Tovey
Register: Baptisms 1891 - 1896, Page 4, Entry 1629
Source: LDS Film 1849648

1891 Census - RG12; Piece: 3365; Folio 62; Page 10
22 Springfield road, Habergham Eaves, Burnley (St. Stephen’s)
Hartley Woabank, Head, Mar, 38yrs, Cotton Weaver, b. Lancs, Enfield
Martha A. Woabank, Wife, Mar, 37yrs, b. Burnley
Elizabeth Woabank, Daughter, Single, 17yrs, Cotton Weaver, b. Burnley
Alice Woabank, Daughter, 14yrs, Cotton Weaver, b. Burnley
Emm? E. Woabank, Daughter, 12yrs, Scholar, b. Burnley
Herbert H. Woabank, Son, 10yrs, Scholar, b. Burnley
Lottie? Woabank, Daughter, 7yrs, Scholar, b. Burnley
Oswald? Woabank, Son, 5yrs, b. Burnley
Bertha Woabank, Daughter, 2yrs, b. Burnley
Rachel Woabank, Daughter, 1 week, b. Burnley

Author:  portia [ Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:15 pm ]
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I did a skeleton tree. It looks like this to me:
Descendants of John WOABANK

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN1 WOABANK was born 1791. He married SARAH UNKNOWN.

i. HARTLEY2 WOABANK, b. 1827.
ii. MARTHA WOABANK, b. 1832.
iii. HENRY WOABANK, b. 1834.
iv. JAMES WOABANK, b. 1839.
v. JOSH (JOSEPH?) WOABANK, b. 1821.
2. vi. JOHN WOABANK, b. 1826.
vii. SARAH WOABANK, b. 1829; m. THOMAS LEE, 12 Nov 1849, St James's Church, Briercliffe.

Generation No. 2

2. JOHN2 WOABANK (JOHN1) was born 1826. He married ANN HARTLEY, daughter of JAMES HARTLEY in St Peter's Church, Burnley in 1848. She was born 1823.

Children of JOHN WOABANK and ANN UNKNOWN are:

i. WILLIAM WOABANK, b. 1849.
ii. JOHN WOABANK, b. 1851.
iii. HARTLEY WOABANK, b. 1853.
iv. MARGARET WOABANK, b. 1856.
v. HENRY WOABANK, b. 1859.
vi. JAMES WOABANK, b. 1860.

I haven't managed to find John, Ann and their children on the 1851 census.

If you can't fight, wear a big 'at

Author:  portia [ Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:34 pm ]
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Found it!

1851 Piece: 2252; Folio: 4; Page: 1

John Wallbank, head, marr, 25, manservant, born Briercliffe
Ann Wallbank, wife, marr, 27, born Barrowford
Ellen Jane Hartley, daur, 4, born Worsthorne
William Wallbank, son, 2, born Habergham Eaves
John Wallbank, son, 11 Mo, born Habergham Eaves
James Hartley, father-in-law, wid, 52, powerloom weaver, born Reedley Hallows
John Hartley, son-in-law (should this say brother-in-law?),unm, 18, powerloom weaver, born Barrowford
Thomas Smith, lodger, unm, 27, carpenter, born Burnley
I've updated the little twig I did above

Author:  claire22 [ Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:34 pm ]
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Wow! Thanks everyone, what a lot of information!
My Nana always said you were a helpful lot up there.
I'll now have a good read & digest the details & peruse the gravestones page.

Thanks again,

Author:  Ormers [ Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:43 am ]
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Hi Claire

I can see you have been innundated with replies. You are quite right, everyone on this site is exceptionally helpful.

I am particularly interested in the name Woabank, for I have never seen that variation before. Looking at John Woabank of Widow Green 1851, I see he has a son Hartley Woabank and that he himself hails from Wycoller. I too am very interested in that area for I have several Wallbank/ Walbanks in that place. Further, my research seems to indicate multiple marriages of Hartleys and Wallbanks which makes me wonder if there might possibly be a connection with your research.

In particular, I have a stray John Wallbank of Fosters Leap, Circa 1790. As far as I know, Fosters Leap and Wycoller are just about within throwing distance.

Having said all that, there are many many Hartleys around - it is alleged that in that area, 10% of the population were Hartleys in 1800.

David Baxter.

Author:  Gloria [ Mon Aug 04, 2008 8:29 am ]
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I started reading this thread and thought I would look for the family on the censuses only then to find Maureen had been beavering away, well done. As you say "exceptionally helpful".

Author:  Ormers [ Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:18 pm ]
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And Finally, the name Woabank is I am fairly sure an error. By reference to some Pedigree Files Deposited at Colne Library, John it is suggested is in fact John Walbank or [Wallbank], descended from a Walbank/Hindle Marriage.

John was I believe born at Foster's Leap, Trawden abt 1790. He married Sarah Harrison at Thornton in Craven 2nd March 1817.

That ties in with the 1841 Census at Widow Green, Briercliffe and correlates exactly with the Pedigree File attributed to the office of Caleb Howarth (1796-1879) Conveyancer of Marsden.

Incidentally, the other names on the Pedigrees are of significant interest to me personally and I have been able to check independently about 80% of the other information.

John's sister Martha, m John Smith of PIGHOLE, I believe. It is reported on this site that Smiths of Pighole and Smiths of Hill are related too.

David Baxter.

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