To introduce myself, I'm one of what must be nigh on a million Hartleys, traced back on my paternal side to my 4x great grandfather Armistead Hartley (born 1792, died 1844, married to Martha Hartley, nee Greenwood), a farmer in Barnoldswick.
Armistead's son, my 3x great grandfather, was Greenwood Hartley (born 1825 in Salterforth, married to Elizabeth 'Betty' Hartley, nee Howart), my 2x great grandfather was their son, another Greenwood Hartley (b1855), my great grandfather was Booth Dean Hartley, and then we're onto more modern times. Booth was born in Barnoldswick, but looks to have moved around Keighley and the Worth Valley / Haworth area, where most of my family lives now.
I was looking at the Hartley's of Barnoldswick thread, which was really useful, thanks, but I was wondering if anyone had any more background on Barnsey Farm, or knows any more about Armistead's parents? I have them down as James Hartley and Mary 'Mally' Armistead, but I've hit a wall with them - if anyone has any more information about them, or any interesting tales about that branch of the family, or the farm, I would love to hear them!