Pat Pearson. Hi! Many thanks for your message. The information you have given has certainly saved me a bit of searching at Halifax Library!
The information you have given is definately my family. Frank Higginbottom is my GGrandfather. Frank had 4 known children, Robert,Elsie,Ellen and Leonard. (I have a photograph of them).
Elsie went on to marry Arther Tyson, Ellen married Edgar Shaw. Roberts descent is unknown-help from anybody? Leonard (my Grandfather) married Sarah Ellen Crossley. They had 6 children, all girls. One of them, Emily, was my Mother. From this you can see that my Higginbottom line has now expired!
John and Elizabeth are, therefore, my GGGrandparents. I had no idea that they came from Derbyshire and this has given me a new lead.
Who knows, we may be linked somewhere in the dim and distant past!
Thank again for the information, and good luck. Keep in touch.