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Author:  Glenys [ Thu Sep 06, 2007 3:42 am ]
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Anyone know where my uncle is talking about here in this para from his memoir?

"Robert Lee is buried in the Church of England Churchyard at Fence on the road to Barley and the foot O'Pendle"

Does it mean there is a burial place called 'Fence'?


Author:  Mel [ Thu Sep 06, 2007 6:40 am ]
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There is a village called Fence Glenys.
It's near to Barrowford and has a church called...St Anne's I think. I'm not sure if I have the MI fiche for St Annes, I'll have a look later on.

Author:  Mel [ Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:01 am ]
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I do have the MI's for Fence Glenys but there is no Robert Lee listed. He either didn't have a stone or it was no longer there/visible when the MI's were recorded.

This link is to the Genuki information for Fence.
There is also a picture of the church.

Author:  Gloria [ Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:47 pm ]
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Isn't the one at Wheatley Lane in Fence, or is it the same one Mel has mentioned? Pretty sure it was a Baptist Chapel.

Author:  Mel [ Thu Sep 06, 2007 1:15 pm ]
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There is Wheatley Lane Inghamites. The address for it is Wheatley Lane, Fence but it isn't CofE.

There is also a Methodist church on Wheatley Lane.

Author:  Ormerod [ Thu Sep 20, 2007 12:46 am ]
Post subject:  Robert Lee

There is a Robert Henry Lee buried 22/3/1924 age 57 in the Wheatley Lane, Inghamite Church graveyard.
Also in the grave are Isabella Lee also buried 22/3/1924, Joyce Isabella Hargreaves and Alistair Nigel Hargreaves.

If these are the relatives you are looking for I can give you a few more details.

Author:  Glenys [ Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:10 am ]
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For all the above help thankyou! I'm afraid i have little or nothing on my LEE family so the directly above Ormerod message may well be him??
My Grandmother writes that he was a farmer at Colne (Cotton Tree) and opened a Butchers shop in Brierfield Lane Head in 1883. There is no mention anywhere of his wife ...only his children.

Any other info would be great ...


Author:  Ormerod [ Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:21 pm ]
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I did a little research this morning and the grave of Robert Henry Lee I mentioned in the previous posting is not your Ancestor.

Without any additional facts for confirmation it would appear that your Robert was the son of James and Sarah Lee of Gilford Clough, Trawden.

James was born about 1814 and he and his wife Sarah appear on the 1841 census as Farmers at Gilford Clough, there is also a son James age 2 and a Robert age 20 who is probably James’ younger brother. ( Your Robert should have been at least 2 in 1841 but does not appear on the census return).

In 1851 the family is at Gilford Clough which is said to be a farm of 33 acres, with children; Robert 13, James 11, Henry 9, Andrew 7 Benjamin 4 and Mary 1.

Still at Gilford Clough in 1861 James is farming 36 acres, Robert is now a Stone Quarrier and the remaining boys are ‘Power Loom cotton weavers’

Robert Lee appears to have married Martha Smith at Burnley in 1863 (Jan Qtr 8e 227)
In the 1871 census they are at Blacko Laith, Gt Marsden where Robert is a farmer of 57 acres. There is a son John age 11 and other children Sarah 7, Mary Jane 5 and James 2. John appears to have been born out of wedlock as Martha Smith is living with her sister in 1861 in Leeds Street Habergham Eaves while baby John Smith age 1 is with an uncle John Smith at Higher Dryclough, Gt Marsden, the next farm to Swains Platt where Robert and Martha lived in the next decade.

In 1881 Robert is a farmer of 45 acres at Swains Platt, Gt Marsden (Nelson) the children are then Sarah, Mary Jane, James and Ellen 8, Martha 6 and Susanah 2.

As you mentioned Robert became a butcher and in 1891, and a widower, is at 219 Briercliffe Road, Burnley. Mary Jane, Ellen, Martha and Susanah are still at home with him, the younger two being cotton weavers. Sarah died in 1886 (Burnley Jan Qtr. 8e160).

At the time of the 1901 census he was still in the same house with Ellen and Susanah and a working on his own account as a butcher.

Robert probably died in 1905 ( Burnley Jan Qtr. 8e127)

If you would like to send me a note to my e-mail address I will let you have the details.


Author:  MichaelA [ Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:56 pm ]
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Ormerod wrote:
If you would like to send me a note to my e-mail address I will let you have the details.


Hi Ian, I am on the same trail as my cousin Glenys but have had not luck getting in touch with here. Would it be possible to get a copy of what you have on this Robert Lee?


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