Updated 7 Dec 2007

WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900

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Photo 552


OLDFIELD household, The Dale, Wirksworth taken c.1913
Samuel, Robert, John W, Joshua, Edward
MaryAnne, Joshua (senior)
Joyce, John
Julia Else and Joshua Oldfield, c1917.

The OLDFIELD family

David Wardman writes:
I was interested to read the article on overcrowded houses in Wirksworth. From the raw statistics of the census the reader may infer that the families were living in dire circumstances. The large group picture is of the Oldfield household, who are mentioned in the article on overcrowding and who feature in the Wardman Pedigree, photographed in the well tended garden of their house in the Dale. I wonder if there exists a photograph of a current family in Wirksworth which includes 8 children, the 5 eldest boys being dressed in 3 piece suites, white shirt, stud collar and tie?

The second photograph is of Josh Oldfield and his wife Julia. Josh Oldfield married Julia Else during the Great War, and was killed in action on 5/10/1918 whilst serving with the Sherwood Foresters and is buried in the Guizancourt Farm Cemetery. Julia subsequently married Oliver Flint and their daughter married Stanley Phillips, one of the sons of the haulier Walter H Phillips.

            1868               1869
            Joshua     1888    Mary Anne
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1891  1893   1894   1895   1898   1900   1903    |      |
James Edward Joshua John W Robert Samuel Gladys John   Joyce

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Source:David Wardman

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