Monday, August 6, 2012


[Ancestral Link: Mary Elizabeth Bickmore (Schow), daughter of Ellen Oldham (Bickmore), daughter of John Oldham, son of William Oldham.]

William and his wife, Alice (Barnes) Oldham, were buried here.

Burial: St James Churchyard, Haslingden, Lancashire, England

By his son, Samuel Oldham
(3 March 1852-24 July 1921)

My paternal grandfather, William was born at Haslingden, Lancashire, England, in the year 1788. His wife, Alice Barnes, was born at the same place in the year 1787. They were married probably in the early part of 1812. Their three children, of whom we have record, were John Oldham, born at Haslingden, England, on June 13, 1813, Mary Ann Oldham (Heap), born at the same place on December 22, 1815. Alice Oldham (Sharples) born at the same place, probably in 1818.

My grandfather died on August 26, 1856, my grandmother on April 2, 1867. I have a slight recollection of my grandfather, although I was but a little over four years of age when he died. My grandmother I can remember quite well, as she lived with us for some time.

My grandparents were engaged in their own home in hand loom weaving. This was the only kind of cloth-weaving that was then known. During the early part of their lives, power looms were invented to run by steam. At one time, my grandfather had seven looms, and employed people to manipulate them all in his own house.

The introduction of power looms was accompanied by great opposition and destruction on the part of the people, who had been using hand looms to gain a livelihood for hundreds of years, and who, it now seemed, would be deprived of that privilege.

My grandparents were both buried in St. James Churchyard, at Haslingden, England.

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 for William Oldham

Name:William Oldham
Baptism/Christening Date:15 Mar 1790
Baptism/Christening Place:Haslingden, Lancashire, England
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Father's Name:John Oldham
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Mother's Name:Alice
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number:C16086-5
System Origin:England-EASy
Source Film Number:1068835
Reference Number:item 6
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England Marriages, 1538–1973 for William Oldham

Groom's Name:William Oldham
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Bride's Name:Alice Barnes
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Marriage Date:1812
Marriage Place:Haslingden, Lancashire, England
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Indexing Project (Batch) Number:M16086-5
System Origin:England-VR
Source Film Number:1068835
Reference Number:2:TFFSGS
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