Updated 7 Dec 2007
WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900
OLDFIELD household, The Dale, Wirksworth
Samuel, Robert, John W, Joshua, Edward
MaryAnne, Joshua (senior)
Julia Else and Joshua Oldfield, c1917.
The OLDFIELD family
David Wardman writes:
I was interested to read the article on
overcrowded houses in Wirksworth.
From the raw statistics of the
census the reader may infer that the
families were living in dire circumstances. The large group picture is of
the Oldfield household, who are mentioned in the article on overcrowding
and who feature in the
Wardman Pedigree, photographed in the well tended
garden of their house in the Dale. I wonder if there exists a photograph
of a current family in Wirksworth which includes 8 children, the 5 eldest
boys being dressed in 3 piece suites, white shirt, stud collar and tie?
The second photograph is of Josh Oldfield and his wife Julia. Josh
Oldfield married Julia Else during the Great War, and was killed in
action on 5/10/1918 whilst serving with the Sherwood Foresters and is
buried in the Guizancourt Farm Cemetery. Julia subsequently married
Oliver Flint and their daughter married Stanley Phillips, one of the
sons of the haulier Walter H Phillips.
Joshua 1888 Mary Anne
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James Edward Joshua John W Robert Samuel Gladys John Joyce
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