QUARMBY OF WARLEY

 

William Quarmby’s death certificate gives his age in May 1838 as, with unusual precision, 49˝ years. If accurate, the only baptism found which would be a plausible fit is that of William, son of Hugh Quarmby of Binns in Linthwaite, who was baptised at Slaithwaite on 22 November 1788. Linthwaite is a few miles from Warley and Sowerby Bridge where William lived and died. The identification is supported by the appearance of Hugh Quarmby in a Warley poor rate assessment in 1815[1] and by the burials of Hugh Quarmby and Ann, wife of Hugh Quarmby, in the registers of Bolton Brow Wesleyan chapel in Sowerby Bridge.

 

Another Quarmby record in the Bolton Brow registers is the 1806 burial of Joseph, aged eight, son of Uriah Quarmby. The parentage of Uriah is not certain but Uriah was a name used by the Quarmbys of Linthwaite as shown by the marriage in 1839 at Almondbury of Uriah Quarmby and Sarah Pogson, both of Linthwaite.

 

There is mention of the Quarmbys of Binns in Linthwaite in Hulbert’s Annals of the Church in Slaithwaite.[2]

 

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QUARMBY

 

1  HUGH QUARMBY of Linthwaite and Warley, Yorkshire, was born about 1748 and was buried on 7 September 1828 at Sowerby Bridge.[3] He married on 26 December 1782 at Almondbury, ANN BEAUMONT.[4] Ann was born about 1763 and was buried on 19 May 1833 at Sowerby Bridge.[5]

 

      Children of Hugh and Ann (Beaumont) Quarmby:[6]

      2    i    WILLIAM QUARMBY (1788-1838); m MARY BERRY.

            ii    HANNAH QUARMBY, bap 14 Apr 1793, Slaithwaite, bur 25 May 1797, Slaithwaite.[7]

 

2  WILLIAM QUARMBY of Warley, Yorkshire, engine tenter, was baptised on 22 November 1788 at Slaithwaite[8] and died on 30 May 1838 at Sowerby Bridge.[9] He married on 1 January 1809 at Halifax, MARY BERRY.[10] Mary was born ca 1789[11] and died on 9 May 1877 at Warley.[12]

 

      Children of William and Mary (Berry) Quarmby:

            i    MARY ANN QUARMBY, b 22 May 1809, bap 13 August 1809, Sowerby Bridge,[13] d 18 April 1847, Wortley, Yorkshire;[14] m 17 February 1828, Halifax, GEORGE GREENWOOD[15] (see here).

            ii   JOSEPH QUARMBY, b 18 November 1811, bap 16 February 1812, Sowerby Bridge,[16] d 7 Dec 1830, bur 12 December 1830, Sowerby Bridge.[17]

            iii HARRIET QUARMBY, b 9 May 1814, Warley.[18]

            iv   FRANCES QUARMBY, b 14 January 1816, Sowerby Bridge;[19] m 21 June 1846, Halifax, GEORGE GREENWOOD.[20]

            v   SARAH QUARMBY, b 19 Oct 1818, bap 7 February 1819, Sowerby Bridge.[21]



[1] Warley poor rate assessment, 1815 (online at www.ancestry.com).

[2] Charles Augustus Hulbert, Annals of the Church in Slaithwaite (London, 1864), 166 (https://archive.org/details/annalsofchurchin00hulb/page/166/mode/2up).

[3] Bolton Brow Wesleyan registers (National Archives, RG 4/3224).

[4] Almondbury parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[5] Bolton Brow Wesleyan registers (National Archives, RG 4/3224).

[6] There was more than one Hugh Quarmby in the area at the time and the mothers’ names are not generally given in the relevant baptism entries. The residence of the father Hugh in Hannah’s burial entry is given as Binns in Linthwaite, so he appears to be the same Hugh who was the father of the William baptised in 1788.

[7] Slaithwaite parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[8] Slaithwaite parish registers (online at www.ancestry.com).

[9] The entry for his burial on 3 Jun 1838 in the Sowerby Bridge parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP93/1/25) gives William’s date of death as 29 May. However, his death certificate gives the date of death as 30 May 1838, as does his monumental inscription (Yorkshire Monumental Inscriptions, online at www.findmypast.co.uk).

[10] Halifax parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP53/1/44). Mary’s surname is spelt “Berrey” in the marriage entry.

[11] Mary’s place of birth is variously given as Deanhead (National Archives, 1851 census returns, Warley, HO 107/2300, fol. 343), Sla[i]thwaite (National Archives, 1861 census returns, Warley, RG 9/3291, fol. 5) and Halifax (National Archives, 1871 census returns, Warley, RG 10/4410, fol. 14). One of the witnesses at the marriage of Mary to William Quarmby was a John Berrey. The baptism on 26 Feb 1792 of a Mally, daughter of Joseph Berry of Scammonden, clothier, is recorded in the parish registers of West Scammonden (Deanhead) (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP107/1).

[12] Death certificate.

[13] Sowerby Bridge parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP93/1/3).

[14] Death certificate.

[15] Halifax parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP53/1/55).

[16] Sowerby Bridge parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP93/1/3).

[17] Sowerby Bridge parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP93/1/24); Yorkshire Monumental Inscriptions (online at www.findmypast.co.uk).

[18] Sowerby Bridge parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP93/1/4); National Archives, 1861 census returns, Warley, RG 9/3291, fol. 5. Harriet’s death appears to have been registered in 1901.

[19] Sowerby Bridge parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP93/1/4); National Archives, 1851 census returns, Warley, HO 107/2300, fol. 343.

[20] Marriage certificate.

[21] Sowerby Bridge parish registers (West Yorkshire Archive Service, WDP93/1/4).