The OH's 2x great grandfather Herbert Benson came from Thornhill to Barnsley at some point after the 1881 census and before 1890 which is when he married Annie Jones at Darton church. I had done a fair bit of research on the family before we set off to Thornhill that day so when we were indulging in a bit of Taphophilia (that's today's new word - it means enjoying pootling around in cemeteries and rubbing/photographing/recording gravestones) I spotted the stone below and knew it was Herbert's sister Sarah Ann.
|Dyson and Sarah Ann Oldroyd's gravestone in St Michael's churchyard, Thornhill, Yks|
Recently I was browsing my friend GB's tree on Ancestry and saw an Oldroyd in her husband's tree. On checking it transpired that his great grandmother was Dyson Oldroyd's sister. Thus making my husband and my friend related, again! OK, through marriage twice this time, but the world keeps getting smaller!
If you are wondering why I'm posting gravestones on Christmas Day you'll find my reasons for having already had an early Christmas here.