Hi! Well what can I say about my Fildes?They are of a distinctly non-illustrious Agricultural Labouring sort. My great-great-grandmother, Maria Fildes, who married Samuel Booth c. 1857, was born in c. 1833 to Joseph, born about 1801, in Cadishead, and Mary Wright also born c. 1801, at Rixton. Their other children were: Amos, born c. 1829; Edwin, born c. 1831; Alfred, born c. 1836; Wright, born c. 1838 and Mary born 1840.By the 1871 census the family labour not only includes agricultural labour (which both Joseph and Mary do) but also Fustian Cutting.With them remain Amos and Mary and they have another daughter (?) Elizabeth, 16 and Elizabeth Booth, Joseph Fildes, 13 born in Scotland (doubtless some sort of relative).The last three and Mary the youngerwere all employed in fustian cutting. I have not been able to get beyond Joseph and Mary - not even any IGI information on their marriage.Has anyone out there in Fildes land any inklings?Best regards, Anne.