Elizabeth Buckley was my great-great-grandmother and she was married to George Henry Hall in 1851. They had four children and lived in the Clayton West / Monk Bretton area of Yorkshire.
Elizabeth was born in 1831 and her parents were John and Sarah Buckley. She was their oldest child and she had four sisters and six brothers.
In 1851, shortly before her marriage, Elizabeth lived with her family at Marshall Mill, Clayton West in the woollen manufacturing area of Yorkshire. Seven other families lived at the Mill which was situated in open countryside between Clayton West and the neighbouring village of Skelmanthorpe.
Marshall Mill produced worsted fabric: wool was spun with a technique of using the longer woollen fibres to make a smooth yarn in which the fibres lay parallel. When this yarn was woven it was used to make suits.
Elizabeth was employed as a Worsted Ruler which (I think) meant that her job was to determine the weight of the yarn by counting the wraps of yarn per inch.
Her sister Fanny Ann worked as a Worsted Rover which involved her in working with the short fibres not used to make the worsted yarn.
Younger brother Benjamin (aged 13 years) worked as a Woollen Cloth Washer Stamper and sister Mary Ann, aged just EIGHT years old, worked half time as a Worsted Spinner and attended school for the remainder of the day.
In December 1851 Elizabeth married George Henry Hall who was a corn miller and they left Marshall Mill soon after and lived for the remainder of their lives in Monk Bretton, Yorkshire where they had four children.
Elizabeth died on October 5th 1904 and she and George are buried together in the cemetery at Monk Bretton.
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