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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.

October 2020

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