Henry Greenwood 1796-1864

66.  Henry Greenwood

Henry was born between about April 1796 and April 1797, which is consistent with all his census and death records.  The 1851 and 1861 censuses give his birthplace (and also that of his wife, Ruth’s) as Northowram and Ovenden, respectively.

Henry married Ruth Wright, by banns, on the 6 October 1816 at St Peter’s Parish Church, 1 Stott Hill, Bradford BD1 4EH (now Bradford Cathedral). He was a weaver at the time.

They settled down in what is present day Queensbury, Yorkshire (previously Queenshead and divided from time to time between the townships of Northowram and Clayton) where they had ten children  between 1817 and 1838.

66.1  George Greenwood born 1817 Street, Queensbury.
66.2  Sarah Greenwood born 1819 Pollish (?), Small Page, Queensbury
66.3  Charles Greenwood  born 1822 Collier Row, Queensbury.
66.4  John Greenwood born 1824 Collier Row, Queensbury.
33.0  Mary Ann Greenwood born1826 Collier Row, Queensbury.
66.6 Henry Greenwood born 1828 Collier Row, Queensbury.
66.7 Joseph Greenwood born 1830 Collier Row, Queensbury.
66.8 Simeon Greenwood born1833 Collier Row, Queensbury.
66.9 David Greenwood born1835 Collier Row, Queensbury.
66.A Enos Greenwood born 1838 Collier Row, Queensbury.

From their children’s birth records we know the family were living at Street, Queensbury in 1817, Pollish, Small Page, Queensbury in 1819, and Collier Row, Queensbury from 1822 to 1838.

In about March 1841 (2 months before the 1841 census date) Henry and Ruth had their first grandchild when Mary Ann, unmarried, had her first child, Isabella.   Isabella is confirmed as her daughter by the 1861 census where Mary Ann is the only daughter living with Henry and Ruth and four of her children and the 1871 census where she is now the head of the household and is “unmarried” living with four of her children.

33.1 Isabella Greenwood (1841 – 1920).

On the 6 June 1841, all Henry and Ruth’s children (except for George) and their 2 month old granddaughter, Isabella,  were living with them at New Harrogate, Queensbury.  Henry is a weaver.

George by this time had married Mary Balmforth on 14 September 1840 and had set up home, with their 1 year old daughter Elizabeth, in Collier Row, Queensbury, next to David and Ann Wright, his maternal grandparents.

By 30 March 1851 the family had moved to Sharket Head, Queensbury.  Henry is a now cotton warp dresser.

Simeon and Joseph died in 1845 and 1849, but the household by now had two further children by Mary Ann:

33.2 Albert Greenwood (1844 – 1901) and
33.3 Sarah Greenwood (1847 – ).

By the 7 April 1861 Henry and Ruth were living at Lane Top, Queensbury, with Mary Ann and her children Isabella, Albert, Amelia and Fred.  Henry is still a cotton warp dresser.

Henry died about March 1864 age 67.  He was buried at Holy Trinity Church, Queensbury in plot M35.  Ruth died some 6 months later, age 69.