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Crossley / Champion / Beal

Does anyone recognise these people? Sorry for the poor quality, a cousin sent it to me from Australia, and it's a scan of a photocopy. It says "Crossley Cousins from England" ...they were from Stocksbridge but also links to Sheffield. Names on the back "Ada, Nellie, Rhoda and Eleanor". Sent to Arnold Poynton Crossley sometime during / just after WW1. We think Rhoda is Rhoda Champion.

A long shot but worth a try!

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29 minutes ago, Claire Pearson said:

Crossley / Champion / Beal

Does anyone recognise these people? Sorry for the poor quality, a cousin sent it to me from Australia, and it's a scan of a photocopy. It says "Crossley Cousins from England" ...they were from Stocksbridge but also links to Sheffield. Names on the back "Ada, Nellie, Rhoda and Eleanor". Sent to Arnold Poynton Crossley sometime during / just after WW1. We think Rhoda is Rhoda Champion.

A long shot but worth a try!

Crossley cousins enhanced.jpg

Maybe, Rhoda Champion 1895 her mothers maiden name Annis Beal her father Charles Henry Champion 1866 his father Isaac Champion 1831 to Ann Selwood and Henry,

Isaac moved from Pitsmoor Sheffield to Stocksbridge.

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Rhoda and her siblings (GRO Births):

mother’s maiden name: BEAL

CHAMPION, FLORRY   1893  J Quarter in WORTLEY  
CHAMPION, RHODA   1895  S Quarter in WORTLEY  
CHAMPION, HAROLD   1897  S Quarter in WORTLEY  
CHAMPION, MINNIE       1899  D Quarter in WORTLEY  
CHAMPION, FRED            1902  M Quarter in WORTLEY  
CHAMPION, THORNTON 1904  J Quarter in WORTLEY  [Twin]
CHAMPION, REGGIE        1904  J Quarter in WORTLEY  [Twin]   [died 1904]
CHAMPION, ARTHUR      1906  J Quarter in WORTLEY  
CHAMPION, ELLA  BEAL  1908  M Quarter in WORTLEY  
CHAMPION, PHYLLIS  BEAL 1910  S Quarter in WORTLEY  
CHAMPION, IVY  BEAL    1913  S Quarter in HUDDERSFIELD  

Although at a pinch Ella could be 'Nellie' or 'Eleanor', she's too young - all the cousins in the photo look about the same age. I can't find likely examples of Ada, Eleanor, Nellie in the trees at Ancestry.

 

Hugh

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Charles Crossley (b 1823) married Mary Poynton (b 1831) - their offspring were:

Elias 1857, Fred 1859, Charles 1862, Pollie 1869, Eleanor 1871, Harris (female) 1874?, Mavis 1874?

Elias married Eleanor Maria Mountford in1891 - their sons were Arnold Poynton Crossley (b1892) and Ernest (b1877)

Fred married Clara Beal in 1881 - Clara's sister Annis (1868) married Charles Henry Champion in 1892 and their daughter was Rhoda Champion

 

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Thanks all.  My ancestors were Charles Crossley and Mary Poynton, through their daughter Elizabeth (who had at least 4 children and never married - she didn't bring any of them up either).  

The problem we have is that none of the names on the postcard match any of the Crossley cousins or even second cousins.  Elizabeth had a younger sister Eleanor (Nellie) but she was older than the girls on the photo.  Looking further afield, the only Rhoda we can find is Rhoda Champion (later Quarmby), who would have been a Cousin, though not strictly a "Crossley Cousin", though of course the term cousin was often used to denote more distant relationships.  But even going down this line, we can't find any other names that match.

Arnold visited Rhoda (and the others?) and was in trouble for going AWOL.

It would be great if someone recognised these people.  I've had it on the Sheffield, Stocksbridge and Huddersfield Forums and family history sites.  

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