My hubby’s second great-grandfather, Thomas WATMOUGH, was born about 1838 in Bradford, Yorkshire, England to Joseph WATMOUGH (1796-1869) and Sarah (b. 1799). He died in December 1909 in West Riding, Yorkshire, England.
My hubby’s second great-grandmother, Emma KEITHLEY, was born about 1841 in Thackley, Yorkshire, England. Some people think that her parents were John Phillips KIGHTLY and Mary GOODLEY, but I am not extremely confident in that yet.
You can look at a map that shows where Thomas and Emma WATMOUGH lived with their family in 1871. They lived on New Brighton in the township of Idle in Yorkshire County, England. You can even click on the interactive map, so you can explore the area further!
Below is what can be found in the 1871 England Census for this couple and their family.
Name: Thomas Watmough
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1837
Spouse’s Name: Emma Watmough
Where born: Bolton, Yorkshire, England
Civil parish: Idle
Ecclesiastical parish: Idle
Registration district: Bradford
Sub-registration district: Idle
ED, institution, or vessel: 3
Household schedule number: 125
Page Number: 24
Thomas Watmough ~ 34 ~ Shoe Maker ~ born in Bolton
Emma Watmough ~ 30 ~ born in Idle
Joseph Watmough ~ 12 ~ Scholar ~ born in Idle
Sarah A Watmough ~ 9 ~ Scholar ~ born in Idle
Mary E Watmough ~ 7 ~ Scholar ~ born in Idle
Miriam Watmough ~ 5 ~ born in Idle
John Watmough ~ 2 ~ born in Idle
The next entry in this Census is for Thomas’ brother Joseph and his wife. They likely lived next door.
Joseph Watmough ~ head ~ 35 ~ Cloth Weaver and General ______? ~ born in Bolton
Mary Watmough ~ wife ~ 39 ~ born in Idle
Here is a copy of the original:
This Census was taken about four years before my hubby’s great-grandfather, William WATMOUGH was born in 1875 in England.