Hi there. I am trying to clarify a situation with two of my ancestors.
George Gledhill (b 25 Feb 1776 at Elland, Yorkshire, England) and Susannah Dyson (Bap 14 Aug 1772 at Rastrick, Yorkshire, England) were married on 20 March 1797 at Elland, Yorkshire.
Apparently their first child, James, was born at Rastrick, Yorkshire on 19 June 1813. Why did it take them 16 years to start a family (they had 9 in all - as far as I know)?. Did they have any earlier children?. Is there another generation between James and George?
James emigrated to New Zealand in 1842 and I am one of his descendants.
Is there anyone out there who can confirm for me when & where George and Susannah were born, got married, died and were buried.
George was apparently the son of James Gledhill & Sarah Clay, who were married on 10 March 1775 at Elland St. Mary, Yorkshire.