Thank you for replying. Its amazing how many Ramsdens there were in the area but not directly related. Unfortunately I have not discovered any Halifax connection or the names you mention. Our Ramsdens come from Slaithewaite, Huddersfield going back to Michael in 1700. We have a Josiah Ramsden christened 1792 at St Peters Huddersfield. About 1840 my direct line moved off to theMossley area in Cheshire. Regards Jo.