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James Dixon Roberts

Post by gillylewis » 23 Jan 2013, 16:53

James Dixon Roberts born 1838/39 5 Rawson Place, Bradford W.Yorkshire. The son of John Walker Roberts MRCS, practioner & head surgeon at Bradford Infirmary & mother Francis Margaret Dixon- 1851 aged 13 a scholar living at 5 Rawson Place, Bradford-1861 census aged 23 a medical student at Tonbridge Street, Leeds. 1871 lived at 112 Clough House, Barnoldswick Colne and Higher Calf Hill, Barnoldswick, Skipton and 224 Lamb Hill, Barnoldswick. He died 14th April 1908. I believe he was unmarried and had one leg, I would like to find out if this was the case, and why he only had one leg?
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Re: James Dixon Roberts

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JAMES DIXON ROBERTS

PostAuthor: Stanley » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:22 am
Gilly has questions about James Dixon Roberts so I'm starting a topic for her. Lots of references to him in the Calf Hall Shed Company Minute Books on the site and here's my index entries:

ROBERTS INDEX ENTRIES AS OF 21 April 2007

See LTP. 78/AC series of interviews for the life of Ernie Roberts, late tackler of Barnoldswick. See also 78/AG series of tapes done by Newton Pickles as they contain much information about William Roberts and Sons of Phoenix Foundry at Nelson who made many steam engines. They made their last big engine in 1929 for export to India. May have made a smaller one for the Monarch Laundry at Didsbury, Manchester shortly afterwards.

Albert Roberts
Herb posted on OGFB on 02/01/07: He is sure that Albert Roberts, husband of Rosie [Town] was his grandmother’s [Annie Kendall, nee Roberts] brother born Gisburn. Albert was rock-getter at Sagar’s Quarry on Tubber Hill and his byname was ‘Biscuit’. Jack Platt said he was a hard man. Rosie had a daughter, Barbara who later married Rodney Platt.

1717
The estate map for Bracewell records Thomas Roberts as tenant of Near Cross, Corn Cross, Hay Cross and Great Cross fields at Bracewell.

1753 land tax
Thomas Roberts paid land tax of 3/6 in 1753, no address given. 1757/1760 paid 7/-. 1770 paid £1-8-3. 1770 also paid 5/3 for ‘Hay’. Could be Far Hey?

1835
William Roberts recorded as an elector of Bracewell in 1835. Address given as Eastkit.

1851 census
James Roberts of Flass House, 50, farmer of 20 acres. Son William, 22, HLW wool. Thomas, 17, ditto. Mary, 15 ditto. Same entry in a directory of 1857.

1851 census
James Roberts, 49, Farmer of 42 acres at Moorcock Farm/Inn. Cited as an elector of Brogden at same address in 1849 and 1859.

1851 census
Christopher Roberts of 34 Barnoldswick Lane, 53. coal carrier. Wife Phoebe 46. Daughter Jane 16, winder. Grace, 13, creeler. Elizabeth, 11. Mary, 8.

1851 census
Henry Roberts of Newfield Edge Farm 55, farmer of 55 acres. Wife Ann, 46. Betty, 17. John, 15. Jane, 14. Henry, 12. Richard, 11. Robert, 7. Ann, 4. Tempest, 2. Same man reported as an elector of Barlick in the roll of 1848.

1861 census
William Roberts of Thorneyholme, Roughlee, 55, cotton spinner and manufacturer

1871 census
James Dixon Roberts, 32, surgeon, born Bradford, living at Clough House.

1881Census ?
John Roberts, 33 Barnoldswick Lane, 36 years, Plasterer’s clerk. Wife Susan, 37. Margaret Edmondson (wife’s daughter) 15, piecer. Ellen, 14. Elizabeth, 9. Mary, 6. Tabitha, under 1 year.

1887
Barrett for 1887 records Miss Sarah Roberts as Dressmaker of Skipton Road. Ditto in Forester’s Buildings in 1986. [See LTP, Emma Clarke transcripts] In 1871 census she is noted as 37, milliner of Herriff Gardens, Butts.

1890s
LTP. 78/AB/05. Billy Brooks talks about Doctor Roberts who had one leg and lived near Calf Hall. Calf Hall Shed Company minutes 15/04/1908 report that Dr J D Roberts, chairman of the company, had died. A report in CH 27/06/1930 of the death of Robert Windle records that Dr Roberts lived at one time on what is now the site of the Independent Methodist church. Windle left school at 13 and went as page boy for Dr Roberts. Dr Roberts was Council member 1946-1961. Chairman 1948-1949. Barrett Directory for 1887/1896 notes him as surgeon living at Clough House. 1902 Dir. Notes him as same but at Calf Hall. Local Board Election of 1890 notes him at Calf Hall.

1920s
LTP. 82/HD/02 page 6. Harold Duxbury talks about Billy Roberts helping him in the garden at Butts Fields. His by-name was Billy Pudding and he was a carter working for the mills. He stabled his horses in the red brick buildings which used to stand in Butts below Commercial Street and was a heavy drinker. The landlady at the Railway Inn persuaded him to stop drinking so much. Harold said he was very strong and would often take a skip off his load and carry it on his back when going up the steep slope to Coates Bridge in order to lessen the load on the horse.

1930s
Arthur Roberts was a member of the Roberts family who were steam engine makers in Nelson at the Phoenix Foundry. [William Roberts and Sons] Newton Pickles described him as ‘aristocratic’ and on LTP. 78/AG/04 talks about him disputing with Johnny Pickles about an inaccurate spur gear cast for the 96foot well at Whitemoor after the smash in the 1940s. 16 of the teeth were out of register.

c.1938
LTP. 78/AH/12 page 15. Fred Inman says his wife used to work for J F and H Roberts at New Shed in Foulridge. According to Worrall Directory they had 673 looms in Foulridge and some in Oxenhope.

1938
Worrall’s Directory 1938 notes J S Roberts as one of the directors of the Kelbrook Bridge Manufacturing Company at Sough Bridge Mill. Same entry in 1939 when the mill was taken over by Rover Car Company as a shadow factory for work on aircraft engines. The Kelbrook Company was a co-operative shed at the time.

CENSUS FOR BARNOLDSWICK AND THORNTON 1841. (ALL IN THORNTON ACTUALLY)

Roberts
John
9

Howshay Bar
Roberts
Edward
2

Howshay Bar
Roberts
Thomas
1m

Howshay Bar
Roberts
Joseph
45
farmer
Burned Hill
Roberts
Ellen
48

Burned Hill
Roberts
Betty
20
cotton weaver
Burned Hill
Roberts
William
17
cotton weaver
Burned Hill
Roberts
Alice
15
cotton weaver
Burned Hill
Roberts
Mary
13
cotton weaver
Burned Hill
Roberts
John
10

Burned Hill
Roberts
Hartley
7

Burned Hill
Roberts
Ellen
18
cotton weaver
Burned Hill
Roberts
Jude
27
cotton weaver
Burned Hill
Roberts
Grace
25

Burned Hill
Roberts
John
6

Burned Hill
Roberts
Mary
3

Burned Hill
Roberts
Matthew
1

Burned Hill
Roberts
Mary
53
farmer
Lower Burned Hill
Roberts
George
15

Lower Burned Hill
Roberts
Peter
10

Lower Burned Hill
Roberts
Thomas
27
ag lab
Lower Burned Hill
Roberts
Margaret
28

Lower Burned Hill
Roberts
Smith
7

Lower Burned Hill
Roberts
Nancy
5

Lower Burned Hill
Roberts
Mary
3

Lower Burned Hill
Roberts
John
9m

Lower Burned Hill
Roberts
James
42
farmer
Mown Hill
Roberts
Sarah
47

Mown Hill
Roberts
John
17
cotton weaver
Mown Hill
Roberts
Mary
15
cotton weaver
Mown Hill

1881 CENSUS BARLICK AND THORNTON
Roberts
Albert



Roberts
Albert
15
Thornton

Roberts
Alfred



Roberts
Alice
6mo
Barnoldswick
Raike Cottages
Roberts
Ann
2
Barnoldswick
Raike Cottages
Roberts
Ann



Roberts
Ann
34
Barnoldswick
Raike Cottages
Roberts
Annie
21
Coates
Bank Hall
Roberts
Beatric



Roberts
Charles
24
Marton
West Marton
Roberts
Christopher



Roberts
Christopher W.
19
Barnoldswick
Wesley Terrace
Roberts
David



Roberts
Elizabeth J.
20
Barnoldswick
Wesley Terrace
Roberts
Ellen
6
Barnoldswick
Hemp Butts Gardens
Roberts
Ernest



Roberts
Florence J.
14
Barnoldswick
Raike Cottages
Roberts
George J.



Roberts
James
12
Barnoldswick
Raike Cottages
Roberts
James
25
Bracewell
Bracewell
Roberts
James
66
Bracewell
Bracewell
Roberts
James Dixon
40
Barnoldswick
Clough Gates
Roberts
Joe



Roberts
Louisa M.



Roberts
Mary
37
Barnoldswick
Wesley Terrace
Roberts
Mary Ann
62
Bracewell
Bracewell
Roberts
Mary E.
9
Barnoldswick
Raike Cottages
Roberts
Nesbit



Roberts
Phebe



Roberts
Ralph
3
Barnoldswick
Raike Cottages
Roberts
Robert



Roberts
Sarah
47
Barnoldswick
Hemp Butts Gardens
Roberts
Sarah F.



Roberts
Walseby



Roberts
William
5
Barnoldswick
Raike Cottages
Roberts
William
36
Barnoldswick
Raike Cottages
Roberts
William
50
Barnoldswick
Hemp Butts Gardens
Roberts
William G.
23
Barnoldswick
Wesley Terrace
1891 CENSUS (MATCH WITH ABOVE LIST)
4
Barnoldswick
Manchester Rd.



11
Barnoldswick
King St.
12
Barnoldswick
Manchester Rd.
12
Barnoldswick
Manchester Rd.
30
Barnoldswick
Hill St. 17
42
Barnoldswick
Manchester Rd.



5
Barnoldswick
Manchester Rd.



1
Barnoldswick
Hill St. 17
29
Barnoldswick
Rook St. 1
23
Earby
Aspen Lane
30
Barnoldswick
Rook St. 1
16
Barnoldswick
Hemp Garden Cottages 1
7
Barnoldswick
Manchester Rd.



5
Barnoldswick
King St.
22
Barnoldswick
Manchester Rd.
35
Barnoldswick
King St.



50
Barnoldswick
Clough House
21
Earby
White Lion St.
7
Barnoldswick
King St.
47
Barnoldswick
Rook St. 1






2
Barnoldswick
Manchester Rd.
3
Barnoldswick
Hill St. 17
15
Barnoldswick
Manchester Rd.
9
Barnoldswick
Manchester Rd.
55
Barnoldswick
Hemp Garden Cottages 1
30
Barnoldswick
King St.
3
Barnoldswick
King St.
16
Barnoldswick
Manchester Rd.
46
Barnoldswick
Manchester Rd.



33
Barnoldswick
Hill St. 17

1891 L&Y STRAYS.

Roberts
Edmund
Bracewell
26
Barrowford Booth
LAN
Church St.
Roberts
Elizabeth
Barnoldswick
5
Great & Little Marsden
LAN
Clough Bottom 4
Roberts
Elizabeth Mary
Barnoldswick
18
Great & Little Marsden
LAN
Bank St. 6
Roberts
Isaac
Thornton
54
Preston
LAN
Byron St. 20
Roberts
James
Barnoldswick
34
Roughlee Booth
LAN
Grey Stones
Roberts
James
Thornton in Craven
73
Haworth
YKS
Stubbing Gate
Roberts
Jane
Thornton in Craven
45
Haworth
YKS
Mytholmes
Roberts
Joseph
Earby
50
Keighley
YKS
Providence
Roberts
Martha E. (A?)
Barnoldswick
43
Newton in Clitheroe
YKS
Hare & Hounds Inn
Roberts
Mary
Thornton in Craven
72
Haworth
YKS
Stubbing Gate
Roberts
Parasetes
Barnoldswick
55
Accrington
LAN
Bold St.
Roberts
Susan
Barnoldswick
67
Great & Little Marsden
LAN
Bank St. 6
Roberts
Tabatha
Barnoldswick
36
Great & Little Marsden
LAN
Bank St. 6
Roberts
Thomas
Barnoldswick
51
Leeds
YKS
Grosvenor St. 68
Roberts
William
Barnoldswick
28
Great & Little Marsden
LAN
Bank St. 4
Roberts
William
Earby
48
Bradford
YKS
Myrtle St. 75

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Re: JAMES DIXON ROBERTS

Unread postAuthor: Wendyf » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:56 am
Stanley, the 1841 census information in your index isn't correct. There were no Roberts at Howshay Bar, Burned Hill, Lower Burned Hill or Brown Hill! The first names are all correct, but the surnames should be Smith for Howshay Bar, Wallbank then Brunton at Burned Hil, Proctor & Whiteoak at Lower Burned Hill, Blakey & Slater at Brown Hill.
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Re: James Dixon Roberts

Post by Stanley » 24 Jan 2013, 05:27

Thanks for that Wendy.
In the LTP there are many references to Dr Roberts.
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