The Crawshaws of
Bradfield Dale and Midhope
back to 1589
I have traced the Crawshaw family back to 1589, the year after the Spanish Armada, when John Crawshaw from the parish of Silkstone moved to Fairest / Fair Hurst near Bolsterstone upon his marriage to Ellen Broomhead at Bradfield parish church in 1588/9. My ancestors stayed rooted in Bradfield Dale for centuries. The Broomheads are an even older local family.
Putting 40 years of research on here will be a mammoth undertaking! So over the next few months I hope to post edited highlights, and photos. Please get in touch if you want to know more.