Posted By:Kent Bailey
Subject:John Ramsden of Honley, Almondbury
Post Date:August 15, 2001 at 07:59:14
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My Great-great-great Grandfather, Charles Ramsden (Bailey) was born in Honley in 1839
to Charles Ramsden (a stonecutter, Born November 5, 1808 in Honley; Died
September 1859 in Honley) and Ellen Jane Robbins (Born June 1800 in Newray,
Ireland; Died October 12, 1875 in Wellsville, Utah). Though a good man,
Charles Ramsden "was one of those kind of men who lacked fortitude and was
very easily led by company to drink". Ellen Jane Robins eventually left
Charles Sr. and took their son to Lancashire, where they lived with a cousin
by the last name "Bailey". The cousin was a Latter-day Saint and, after
several months, both mother and son were baptized. Charles Jr. and his
mother later immigrated to the United States around 1855, added the surname
"Bailey" (e.g. Charles Ramsden Bailey), crossed the plains, and settled in
Wellsville, Utah where they flourished.

In researching our family history, the furthest we are able to go back on
the Ramsden side is Charles Ramsden's father John Ramsden (Born 1763 or 1768
in Almondbury; Died in Honley) who married Lydia Brown (Born in 1772; Died
on January 22, 1848) on January 31, 1803. I have also seen John Ramsden listed with the middle name "Fattersall" (See, though I am tempted to assume that it should be spelled "Tattersall", since Tattersall is a common surname in the area.

Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated.

Thank you,

Kent Bailey