Dear Randy-- John Ramsden, occupation Piece Drawer, was buried 11 Aug 1811 at St. Mary's church in Honley, Yorkshire.His age at death was 32. (His infant daughter Susanna was buried 3 days later.)
John had married Lydia Brown about 1804.(She apparently had an illeg. dau. Sally christened 29 Mar 1795.) John and Lydia had 4 children, all christened at the Parish Church in Almondbury. Lydia had been christened there 22 Sep 1771.She died on 20 Jan 1848 in Honley and was buried at St. Mary's on 23 Jan 1848.Her parents were Richard Brown and Martha Hoyle who were married 4 Aug 1748 at the Parish Church in Almondbury and had at least 10 children.
Richard Brown was buried 21 Nov 1797 at St. Mary's.Martha Hoyle was christened 17 Feb 1728 at the Parish Church in Almondbury.Her father was Edward Hoyle.I believe her younger siblings were christened "Hoyl" in nearby Holmfirth parish.
Charles Ramsden b. 5 Nov 1808 in Honley was christened in the Parish Church of Almondbury on 25 Dec 1808.He married Ellen Jane Robbins there on 22 Jan 1838.He died on 16 March 1859 in Thirstin and was buried at St. Mary's in Honley on 20 Mar 1859.
The 1841 census of Honley states that Charles Jr. was born in Haworth, but he indicated in his handwritten autobiography that he was born in Honley.I couldn't find a christening or birth record for him in either place.
Back to John Ramsden...If he was 32 in 1811, he was born later than we thought--about 1779.I believe he is the child who was christened John Ramsdin on 13 August 1778 at the Parish Church in nearby Kirkheaton.If so, his parents were Richard and Liddia Ramsdin of Dalton, and Joseph Ramsden who also lived in Almondbury parish was his brother.
John's father may be the Richard Ramsden who was christened on 24 Nov 1745 at St. Peter's in Huddersfield; again, this needs to be verified.If so, his genealogy can be traced in Huddersfield to Hugh Ramsden christened there in 1705, etc.
Please share any additional information about you may obtain about this Ramsden line.Thanks!Suzanne Brown