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Thomas Slingsby 14/12/1774 - 07/06/1861

Baptised on 14 December 1774 in Brayton, Yorkshire.

Born in Brayton

Parents: Thomas (Mother not in Parish Register)

Occupation: 1819-1828 Farmer in Clayton Le Moors. He was a tenant farmer (see land tax returns)
He was the second largest individual tenant farmer. Land tax £1: 0: 0. Rent 17s: 0d
His landlord, George Peter (or Petre) esq owned all the land farmed by the individual tenant farmers.
1841, age 66, farmer in Walmsley Fold, Salmesbury.
1851, age 76, Salmesbury, occupation illegible.
1861, age 86, agricultural labourer.

Marriage: To Hannah Tonks, Saturday 14 February 1819 in Altham. He was 44, she was 32.
"Thomas Slingsby of this parochial chapelry and Hanah Tonks of this parochial chapelry were married in this Chapel by Banns this fourteenth day of February in the year of one thousand eight hundred and nineteen, by me Mr. Wood, curate. This marriage was solemnised between us thomas Slingsby Hannah Tonks in the presence of Hannah Myers, Francis Wade.
Both were able to sign their own names but Thomas did not use a capital letter for his christian name.

Children: Hannah, born in Salmesbury, approx 1820. All other children were born in Clayton Le Moors and baptised in the church in Altham.
Margaret, born Fri 11 Oct 1822 (baptised Nov 3rd), died of convulsions on 20th Dec 1822 aged 10 weeks and was buried on Sun Dec 22nd.
Thomas, born Wed Dec 24th 1823 (Bapt 18th Jan 1824).
William, born Aug 11th 1827 (Bapt 2nd Sept).

Address: 1775 Brayton, North Yorkshire (near Selby).
1819-1828 Clayton Le Moors (near Blackburn and Accrington).
Started farming there sometime during the 12 months before June 1819, probably at the time of his marriage, 14.2.1819. Stopped farming there during the 12 months after the last reference Land Tax Assessment June 1828. (1820 first child born in Salmesbury).
1841, Walmesley Fold, Salmesbury (near Preston). On the night of the census Hannah his wife was in Flixton with their sons. Walmesley Fold consisted of 4 cottages and was about half a mile, east from Cuerdale Hall in an area included in Salmesbury. The census reports Thomas age 66 Farmer, Hannah age 55, Hannah age 21, Thomas age 15, William age 13.
1851, Bleasdale Cottage, Salmesbury, with their son William. Both sons Thomas and William were then living in Flixton and their wives had recently given birth. Census reports Thomas aged 76 occ. illegible, Hannah (daughter unmarried) aged 31, dressmaker (born Salmesbury)
1861, Church Bottoms, Samesbury.

Death: 7th June 1861, aged 86. Occupation agricultural labourer, died of "natural decay, no medical attendant." Ralph Mayor present at death and registered it 10.6.1881. Died at Church Bottoms, Salmesbury.

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