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Cowley Bar 1841-1901 : Changes in a Small Hamlet in the Parish of Dronfield as Seen Through Census Returns
ISBN 978-0-9562706-1-0
by Janet Kinrade Dethick.
Published June 2009 - 32 pages, illustrated.
A5 - Softback : £3.50 from bookstores + 50p (UK P&P)

Written by Janet Kinrade Dethick, most of whose maternal ancestors lived there at some time between 1841 and 1901 and whose great great grandmother Jane Shirt nee Kinrade was the toll bar keeper in 1871.

Is your name Outram, Elliott, Bennett or Tagg?

Did your ancestors live at Cowley Bar?

Were some of your relations called Shirt or Maskrey? If they were called Howarth, Pinder, Wilkinson, Bingham or Wheat did they inherit money or land in the 1892 will of Martha Ward of Kirk Farm?

Did they work as miners in one of the Cowley pits. Or did they help to build the Totley tunnel?

Do you know what they and their neighbours were doing in the second half of the 19th Century?

Find out in this fascinating booklet that will be ofgreat interest to researchers of family history.

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