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Joseph Denton of Skircoat, Halifax, Yorkshire to Australia

Updated July 7, 2003

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Joseph Denton was born in Halifax, Yorkshire in 1826, and married Rebecca Drury in 1850 in Halifax. They had two children, Thomas Peel Denton, born 1850, and William Denton, born 1852, both born in Exlery, Yorkshire. Joseph and family migrated to Australia in 1857. They then had another six children,John Peel Denton, b 1858, Mary Denton, b 1860, Samuel Denton, b 1862, Sarah Denton, b 1864, and Rebecca and unnamed twin b 1866. Rebecca (wife) died in childbirth with unnamed twin, 1866. Rebecca (daughter) died 1867. All three are buried in the Buninyong cemetery, near Ballarat, victoria. With young children to care for and no family to help Joseph returned to Yorkshire with five children, leaving his eldest son, Thomas Peel Denton in Australia.

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