Clifton Nottingham, Gervase Oldham

Those Places Thursday – Gervase & Clifton

I had found the marriage details for my 6x great grandparents William Oldham & Mary Tebbutt in the Derbyshire Record Office quite some time ago, but had never got round to following it back any further. They were married in Sawley, Derbyshire on the 2nd December 1777 and the entry revealed that William hailed from… Continue reading Those Places Thursday – Gervase & Clifton

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Bucknall, Gervase Oldham, non-conformists, Nottingham Archives, Who Do You Think You Are

Time Consuming Research

We're now three episodes into the ninth series of 'Who Do You Think You Are' on BBC1.  They've all been good so far; I particularly liked Gregg Wallace's episode and how the research uncovered a much deeper story than the one passed down through his family.But the programme does tend to give a distorted view of how difficult and… Continue reading Time Consuming Research

Clyde Works, Gervase Oldham, John Oldknow Oldham, Lambert and Wood, Nottingham lace

The Oldham Family Business

I knew already from the Census returns that my Nottingham Oldhams were heavily involved in the machine lace making industry, both in Calais, France and at home in Nottingham.This cutting from the London Gazette shows a partnership between Gervase Oldham (1842-1914) and his nephew John Oldknow Oldham (1858-1913) being dissolved:Whilst flicking through the card indexes… Continue reading The Oldham Family Business