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for Roberta and Trevor RE DARNBROUGH
Posted by: Barbara Milligan (ID *****3858) Date: January 28, 2003 at 18:18:37
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Hi There. I have not done any family research for awhile and just happened to do a search today. I was pleasantly pleased to see you messages. I may have some of the info that you are looking for and you may have some for me. My name (before marriage) was Barbara Maude Darnbrough and although I'm not sure were you fit into this picture yet Roberta, (you are looking for all the people I know about but where do you come in??) I think Trevor and I are related.

My Grandfather is Walter Darnbrough - the one that Roberta spoke about being a "Home Child" and his son Joseph Henry Darnbrough is my Father. I can definately fill you in on these people and anyone in this family as far as Walter down. I do have a bit of info from Walter up and this is where Trevor comes in (I Think, actually I'm pretty sure).

My grandfather Walter married his cousin Florence "Flossie" Darnbrough although I do not have the date. Florence was born on October 30, 1896 in Methley, England. Her father was George William Darnbrough. Her Brothers names were George Bowman Darnbrough (born April 23, 1878) and Albert Darnbrough (born approx. 1889). Her sisters are Jane Darnbrough (born approx. 1885) and Annie Darnbrough (born 1893).

I also have a picture and on the back it says "our Bowman in the graden". I would gladly email it to you.

Roberta I also have some info on the Mary A. Osborne and Joseph Henry Darnbrough that you were referring to. I have the documents from when the boys went into Barnardo's Home and pictures of the three boys at that time. I have the wedding picture (I believe ) of Joseph and Mary Ann and a few others as well.

Joseph Henry Darnbrough was born about 1860 in Methley and his Brother George William was born about 1855.
George Willaim married Eliza Jane Garforth, and died in 1931. Trevor do you know your Great Grandmothers name??
Could it be Eliza?????

I also have info that a gentleman sent to me about an 1881 census that lists Joseph Henry Darnbrough, Age 20, living at 21 Sackville Ter, Leeds, Yorkshire. Living with him is his wife Mary Ann age 20, their son Joseph , age 2, Maria Darnbrough age 47 ( this would be Maria Bowman) and his sister Hannah Darnbrough, Age 18.

I have so much more info on this family and would like to continue with this. If either of you (or anyone else) is interested please email me. My email is

Looking forward to hearing from you
Barb Milligan (nee Darnbrough)

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