Could anyone help me with the following, please?
About the end of the eighteenth century there was a family named HARGREAVES
of Goodshaw near Accrington who were colliery owners at Burnley.
John and James HARGREAVES were brothers. John was a Colonel and James a
Major in the army. They were both supposedly at the Battle of Waterloo.
John was also in the Crimean War where he was wounded. He died from the
wonds after he came home.
John had two daughters - one married a clergyman, the Ref. William Thursley
and the other married General Sir William Scarlett who whas M.P. for
Burnley at one time.
James married a French woman but there were no children from that marriage.
I assume he married again and his second wife died in childbirth. The
baby (Elizabeth) was bought up by a family named Haworth. She seemed to
take that name because when she married a Christopher DUXBURY she was
called Elizabeth Haworth.
Christopher and Elizabeth DUXBURY had four children. Two daughters, Alice
and Elizabeth, and two sons, Oliver and Thomas. Elizabeth married a David
PROCTOR and lived in the Great Harwood area.
Does anybody have any connection with these people?