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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:00 pm 
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Thanks Maureen. I had a look on freebmd for a death between 1861 and 1871 (I couldn't just see her on the 1871 though I didn't look hard) but there was nothing. There was a marriage though to a Rushton? I'm not saying this is her though.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:22 pm 
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It wouldn't be before 1871 Mel as I have her on the 1871 census with the Pickles family (mis-transcribed as Pickels) at Extwistle Fold Cottage. RG10; Piece: 4152; Folio: 34; Page: 4

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 7:04 am 
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Excellent, thanks Maureen.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 10:51 am 
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The Betty Leaver who, in 1881, is at RG11/4155 folio 79 pg 8 (Blackhouse Lane), can you account for her? Could she be Elizabeth Whitehead?

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 11:57 am 
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i will have a look. this is all I have for Elizabeth Whithead for the moment

1841 Census - HO 107 / 2253 140 141
Briercliffe and Extwistle - Extwistle Hall
Abraham Leaver, 42yrs, Weaver, born Lancashire
Betty Leaver, 33yrs, born Lancashire
Nancy Leaver, 12yrs, born Lancashire
James Leaver, 11yrs, born Lancashire
Peter Leaver, 9yrs, born Lancashire
John Leaver, 7yrs, born Lancashire
Hannah Leaver, 5yrs, born Lancashire

1851 Census HO 107 / 2251
Extwistle Hall, Briercliffe
Abraham Leaver, Head, Mar, 50yrs, Quarry Lab, b. Extwistle
Elizabeth Leaver, Wife, Mar, 44yrs?, b. Extwistle
Nancy Leaver, Daughter, Unm, 22yrs, Power Weaver Cotton, b. Extwistle
James Leaver, Son, Unm, 21yrs, Quarry Lab, b. Extwistle
Peter Leaver, Son, Unm, 19yrs, Quarry Lab, b. Extwistle
John Leaver, Son, Unm, 17yrs, Quarry Lab, b. Extwistle
Hannah Leaver, Daughter, 15yrs, Power Weaver Cotton, b. Extwistle
Hannah Whitehead, Relation, Widow? 23yrs, ??, b. Extwistle


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:58 pm 
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Another one for your collection Kris

1871
RG10; Piece: 4152; Folio: 34; Page: 4
Extwistle Fold Cottage

James Pickels 40, head, marr
Nunsey Pickels 41, wife, marr
Henry Pickels 16, son
Benjamen Pickels 11, son
Bettey Leaver 63, wid, mother-in-law

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:15 am 
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I watched 'A Touch of Frost' the other night, the producer was Don Leaver. I've googled him and it seems he produced or directed many of my favourite programs. I couldn't find much in the way of a bio for him but there is this very brief info page http://www.tvrage.com/person/id-3855/Don+Leaver

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:38 pm 
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portia wrote:
Another one for your collection Kris


Sorry, when I first posted this I put 1851 when it should have been 1871. I've corrected it now. It's a definite for Elizabeth Whitehead/ Leaver in view of the son-in-law's name.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:46 pm 
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Mel wrote:
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The Betty Leaver who, in 1881, is at RG11/4155 folio 79 pg 8 (Blackhouse Lane), can you account for her? Could she be Elizabeth Whitehead?


I've looked at this census now. It has to be her - the head of the previous household on the page is Peter Leaver aged 49. Betty had a son of this name and age.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 2:43 pm 
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Do any of you Leaver bods know when Elizabeth Whitehead died please? (Wife of Abraham Leaver)


Can't find a suitable Elizabeth Leaver but there's a Betty Leaver death on lancashire bmd

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LEAVER Betty, aged 77. Burnley. Records at Preston BU/104/59

There's another one in 1881 but she would have been born 1799 so this one looks more likely. I have Elizabeth Whitehead as born 1807-1808.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:35 pm 
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That would fit Maureen wouldn't it.
I'll have to make a note and have a look for a burial when I head north...hoping to this week but who knows!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:43 pm 
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Hasn't Kris got a list of Leaver burials somewhere? Oh yeah, found it but she doesn't feature.

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Burnley Express, November 10th, 1920
BURNLEY UNIONIST AGENT.
EXECUTIVE’S REGRET.

At a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Burnley Unionist Association on Monday night, Mr. A. Drew, J.P., president, alluded to the resignation of Mr. Gray Leaver as secretary and agent. Mr. Leaver had had an offer outside political work, which he had accepted. Personally he (Mr. Drew) was very sorry to lose Mr. Leaver, and the party would have very great difficulty in replacing him by any agent who was so well up in his work, and who was so competent and assiduous. Mr. Leaver had been agent since the death of Mr. George Rogerson, and before that assistant agent, and the Executive would greatly regret his severances. Mr. Drew moved that the Executive’s appreciation of Mr. Leaver’s services be entered upon the minutes.

Councillor Brumbley seconded. Mr. Leaver had always been easy of approach and had given of his very best, and if it had not been for the war Mr. Leaver would have made the Association a much stronger one then it was, and reconstruction would have come earlier.

Mrs. Ogden, vice-president, on behalf of the Women’s Unionist Association, said that no section of the party had greater reason to appreciate Mr. Leaver’s work than the women’s section, which had risen to such eminence since he became agent. She had heard it said on all hands that Mr. Leaver’s work and help had been given in season and out of season, and always given willingly. They were very grateful to him, and they felt how difficult it would be to replace him.

Messrs. Whittaker and Pollard also spoke on behalf of the Junior Unionist Association, which is being revised, and for which in the past Mr. Leaver did so much.

In reply, Mr. Gray Leaver said it was with feelings of great regret that he would become dissociated with the Burnley Unionist Association. In a sense he had grown up with it, and it was a matter of sorrow that he was leaving Burnley, in one sense. However, he had future prospects to look to, and the life of an agent was not all easy. He had heard it said that he was deserting the party. He was not, although the head of the firm to which he was going was a Liberal, and he would always remember Burnley and the Unionist causes with love and pride. He had tried to do his duty and be successful, and at any rate he could say that his position with the Unionist party had gained him […..]. In conclusion [….] had the work of reconstruction great success, and said that the keynote should be unity and […] and this would reflect itself in all future elections. He again thanked the Executives for their vote of appreciations.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 10:17 pm 
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Portia, does Ben know anything about Halstead, son of John Leaver and Mary Sutcliffe? Halstead Leaver was born 1881 so this must be his marriage.

Marriages June 1911
LEAVER Halstead – Burnley, 8e, 672
PEEL Alice – Burnley, 8e, 672
Burnley, Ebenezer Chapel (Colne Rd)


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:20 pm 
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He says not, but I'll ask his sister when I see her -she sometimes knows bits that he doesn't.

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