Question from Paul Holland who
lives in the Midlands November 2006
have recently researched my family history as far back as a George
Holland who, in the 1881 census, lists his birthplace as Higham Royd
circa 1838. I would be greatly interested to learn if any reference
to this surname exists in local records and would certainly appreciate
any pointers which may aid my further research.
Reply from Richard
you go to this web site http://www.old-maps.co.uk/ and
search for Higham, then select the one in
, the 1854 Ordnance survey 6" map will centre on the village.
Higham Royd is an isolated farm house about half a mile
of the village. The 1851 census for Barnsley area could be useful to you
it is the first one to have the place of birth shown and may show up the
family at Higham. Barnsley Archives have a copy of this, the email
address is Archives@barnsley.gov.uk.
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