William Ramsden born in Golcar, England; baptized Nov 11, 1810 son of John Ramsden of Hilltop, Slaithwaite . William married Sophia Rebecca Ramsden in St. Peter’s Huddersfield on Jan 18, 1836 . She was baptized at St James Slaithwaite Aug 8, 1808 daughter of James Ramsden & Susannah Hirst . She arrived in America about 1864/1865 w/ Robert and his young brother Henry .
William died between 1845 & 1851, near Huddersfield, England . However, because it was such a popular name in the Huddersfield, we have unable to determine which death for William in the Death Index it is. Seems like it would be one of the ones listed in endnote , but it is impossible to tell with out the age of the deceased. She probably died between 1870-1880 in or near Framingham, Massachusetts, but a death record for her has not been located .
There was a big mill in Linthewaite named Ramsden Mill during this time. I’m not how close the connection was, if any, as Ramsden was a very popular name. William & Sophia lived in Slaithewaite in 1841 & then Linthewaite in 1851. She is a widow there in 1861. Both are just outside Huddersfield. Golcar is also nearby, all are in West Riding Yorkshire.
No luck finding the ship records for when they originally arrived in US yet.
1. Maria/Mariah Ramsden born about 1837 Christened May 28 1837 in Golcar, York, England
2. Robert Peel Ramsden - see previous
3. William “Henry” Ramsden born about 1846 Calculated from death Sep 13 1852. Lived in Lawrence, MA in 1880, unmarried . Married Jennie Atcheson of St Stephen in Charlotte New Brunswick, Canada May 15 1890 . Tradition say he courted her 13 years before she agreed to marry him. He was 45, resided in Andover, Massachusetts and was a stitcher in a woolen mill when they married. She was the daughter of Thomas & Maria of Saint Stephen, NB. Henry died just a few years later on Jan 17 1895 in Andover, MA married 42y4m4d Hepatic Acroplexy, buried in St Stephens NB Mill Operative, son of William & Sophia
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