Ossett

 

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INUTILE UTILE EX ARTE

(Useless things made useful by skill)

Extract from Arthur Mee’sThe King’s England” , YORKSHIRE, WEST RIDING, first published in 1941 –

OSSETT A manufacturing town with a great trade in rag and wool, it has an imposing town hall and a peace memorial with a soldier looking down on the marketplace. Holy Trinity Church, rebuilt last century, is a lofty pile looking its best outside, its great central tower crowned with a spire. The quaint little house of 1684, near Storrs Hill road, would be a familiar sight to Benjamin Ingham, the Ossett boy who began life in 1712, became an enthusiastic member of the Oxford group known as Methodists, and was a lifelong friend of John Wesley. He was with Wesley in Georgia, but when he came back he joined the Moravian settlement near Leeds, and afterwards formed a strange religious order of his own known as Inghamites.

Holy Trinity Ossett Full View JPS

Holy Trinity Church

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EXHUMATION OF BODIES FROM THE

OSSETT GREEN BURIAL GROUND

 

Around 1969 the old Burial Ground at Dimple Wells, The Green, Ossett was bought by a builder. The bodies were exhumed and moved to Gawthorpe Burial Ground

NAMES OF BODIES EXHUMED & DATE BURIED
1 Samuel Mitchell 2nd March 1835
Martha Mitchell 30th March 1840
2 Nancy Riley 20th May 1837
3 Elizabeth Butterfield 20th May 1837
4 William Ellis 9th December 1826
Joseph Ellis 6th March 1828
Hephzibah Ellis 8th April 1830
Henry Ellis 24th January 1838
5 Thomas Saxton 2nd February 1822
Robert Saxton 27th January 1828
Nancy Saxton 11th October 1840
Eliza Saxton 9th September 1884
6 Robert Saxton 16th May 1849
Susannah Saxton 6th February 1859
7 Susannah Saxton 6th December 1859
Benjamin Saxton 8th May 1888
8 Mary Ellis 12th June 1840
Joshua Ellis 2nd November 1852
9 Hannah Scott 19th October 1811
Charles Scott 13th January 1826
Martha Scott 19th May 1853
Mary Scott 29th August 1833
10 Thomas Mitchell 17th November 1830
11 Joshua Mitchell 30th September 1828
Enoch Mitchell 4th December 1829
12 Mary Mitchell 14th December 1828
Thomas Mitchell 18th November 1829
Martha Mitchell 30th August 1844
13 George Pickard 7th March 1852
Sarah Pickard 14th May 1857
14 Hannah Walshaw 23rd.April 1837
15 Philip Dews 7th March 1861
16 Mary Moss 11th February 1851
17 John Archer 1st November 1822
18 Sarah Wilson 23rd September 1834
John Wilson 23rd January 1848
Nancy Wilson 2nd January 1843
19 Nancy Grace 16th February 1841
20 Frederick Mitchell Briggs 8th March 1850
21 Seth Mitchell 14th October 1839
22 Joseph Mitchell 13th January 1835
2 children in infancy
Nancy Mitchell 2nd September 1838
23 Hannah Mitchell 27th November 1845
Nathan Mitchell 10th August 1870
24 James Briggs 10th August 1839
Mary Ann Briggs 28th May 1840
25 Henry Kenyon Ambler 18th August 1877
26 Grace Wilby 4th December 1821
Judith Scott 14th May 1830
Frances Wilby 22nd February 1848
27 Eliza Ward 23rd March 1883
Henry Herbert Ward 5th October 1862
28 F. W.Clegg 7th August 1844
Mark Clegg 23rd March 1849
Jemima Clegg 13th June 1867
29 Ann Mitchell 13th March 1827
Samuel Mitchell 18th March 1833
Sarah Mitchell 7th July 1836
David Mitchell 18th March 1885
30 Philip Oakes 16th November 1853
Thomas Edwin Oakes 28th October 1881
31 Jane Oakes 31st Januaryl837
Charles Oakes 14th June 1837
32 Nathan Oakes 21st April 1830
Benjamin Oakes 22nd April 1828
Edward Oakes 4th April 1836
Benjamin Oakes 25th February 1846
Nancy Oakes 29th December 1860
33 Nancy Ellis 13th August 1874
Philip Ellis 7th January 1878
Emily Jane Ellis 4th November 1892
Eli Ellis 26th April 1894
34 Samuel Oakes 27th May 1851
Nancy Oakes 19th January 1851
Jane Oakes 27th June 1855
Alice Oakes 18th May 1858
Benjamin Oakes 23rd April 1851
35 Joshua Briggs 4th November 1858
Hannah Briggs 29th January 1874
36 ? Charles May 1858
37 Susannah Clegg 1st February 1865
Emma Clegg 14th July 1861
38 Mary Brook 26th July 1857
Thomas Brook 8th August 1857
39 Hannah Archer 2nd August 1852
Abraham Archer 21st January 1867
40 Philip Brook 1st August 1855
Eli Brook 28th March 1856
Simon Brook 9th June 1850
Sophia Brook 28th August 1862
Harriett Brook 14th August 1876
J.C. Brook 27th May 1885
41 Francis Giggal 18th May 1856
Mary Giggal 15th May 1887
42 Harriett Jenkinson 13th November 1871
Joseph Jenkinson 10th February 1873
43 Joseph Haigh 11th October 1864
Sarah Haigh 30th April 1900
44 Elizabeth Audsley 18th November 1830
Mary Audsley 29th December 1819
Hannah, Martha, Isaac & Ann   – In infancy
Joseph Audsley 4th February 1862
Sarah Dews 8th January 1889
45 John Audsley 13th December 1830
Joseph Audsley 27th July 1859
46 Benjamin Banes 11th March 1830
Martha Banes 12th July 1833
47 Margaret Giggal 1st March 1830
David Giggal 16th April 1835
48 Millicent Ellis 8th May 1847
49 Sarah Ellis 29th March 1834
Samuel Ellis 7th April 1846
Mary Ellis 24th April 1856
Ann Bennett 10th July 1852
Mary Ellis 24th April 1856
Philip Ellis 17th July 1877
50 Thomas Pawson 4th February 1837
4 children in infancy
Rachel Pawson 17th December 1865
51 Joshua Moss 11th July1830
George Moss 26th May 1872
52 Benjamin Mitchell 22nd June 1844
53 John Boothroyd 30th December 1862
Susannah Boothroyd 20th June 1876
54 ?
55 Jabez Radley
Hannah Radley 2nd October?
Jabez Radley 23rd March 18?
Martha Radley 17th August 1871
George Radley 23rd February 1896
56 George Saxton 21st June 1865
Martha Saxton 19th November 1882
57 Mark Pickard 7th July 1865
58 Hannah Pickard 25th April 1862
Andrew Pickard 18th September 1890
Hannah Pickard 29th June 1891
59 George Pickard 10th June 1892
David Pickard 6th July 1882
David Pickard (Jnr) 17th February 1878
60 Sarah Clafton February 1859
? Clafton 12th April 1859
61 Mary Ellis 24th April l853
John William Ellis 18th May 1863
62 Susan Ely 1st June 1853
63 Elizabeth Ely 9th November 1851
Martha Ely 19th June 1853
Thomas ? 11th June 1879
64 Edmund Dews 7th July 1829
John Archer 17th July 1852
Ann Dews 12th May 1855
John Archer 17th July 1832

 Information courtesy of Lawrence Son & Thorp (Solicitors) Ossett

(Supplied by the late Jean Crabtree)

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