My interest in the Barritts/Barretts of Foulridge stems from the marriage of my ancestor Matthew Cragg to Margaret Barritt at St. Mary le Ghyll in Barnoldswick. Margaret died young having had two daughters, Ann and Betty and two sons, Richard and Stephen. Richard was Steven Broadley’s ancestor and Stephen was my ancestor.
Matthew Cragg of Barnoldswick, cordwainer, and Margaret Barritt, of the parish aforesaid, spinster, by banns, on 4 October 1788 by T Parkinson. Both signed in presence of Robt. Barritt, Benj. Barritt, Jane Barritt and Wm. Ralph. The Banns Book shows that they were read on 24 Aug. 14 Sept. and 21 Sept. 1788.
Steven Broadley has assembled convincing evidence that Margaret was baptised at Colne Parish Church on 12 March 1769, the daughter of Robert Barritt and Betty Wilson of Hey in Foulridge. Robert and Betty were married at Colne Parish Church on 3 July 1764. The Barritts were a well known Foulridge family. There seems to be a connection between the Barritts and Matthew's son, Richard Cragg who farmed land owned by them. The final proof of the connection comes from the will of Robert Barritt, a hatter, in 1812, where he leaves a hundred pounds to his granddaughter, Betty Cragg, the daughter of Matthew Cragg.
Steven Broadley has assembled the following information which shows the correct identification of the Margaret Barritt who married Matthew Cragg.
1. Margaret Cragg’s age of 31 at her death in 1801 ties in with the baptism date found of 1769. In addition she was buried at Colne. A number of Barritts of Hey in Foulridge are buried in Colne.
2. The name of one of her grandsons was Barrett or Barritt.
3. Richard Cragg, son of Matthew (the younger) lived at one time at Wood End Farm which was owned by the Barritts of Foulridge. Richard Cragg was also in charge of farms in Foulridge which were owned by John Barritt of Foulridge (1840 Tithe Map) Cragg Nook, Far Heys, Heys and Meadow.
4. Richard Cragg named a son Robert which would be after his maternal grandfather if Margaret was daughter of Robert (and Betty) Barritt.
5. Matthew and Margaret named their two daughters Ann and Betty which could be consistent with naming them after their paternal and maternal grandmothers respectively.
6. In 1996 the will of Robert Barritt was obtained. In it he left money to Betty Cragg the daughter of Matthew Cragg.
Marriage of Robert Barritt of Colne and Betty Wilson of Colne on 3 July 1764, witn: Richard Farrar and John Tillotson.
Baptisms of children of Robert Barritt and Betty Wilson of "The Hey" Foulridge at Colne Parish Church.
John Barrett, 8 March 1767, son of Robert and Betty of Hey
Margaret Barrett, 12 March 1769, dau of Robert an Betty of The Hey.
James Barrett, 28 June 1772, son of Robert and Betty of The Hey, Foulridge.
William Barrett, 25 Sept 1774, son of Robert and Betty of Hey
Joseph Barrett, 15 Aug 1779, son of Robert and Betty of Hay
The burials of Robert and Betty Barritt have been found at Colne and this led to the discovery of Robert Barritt's will, made in 1812. He was a hatter of Woodend in the parish of Barnoldswick and owned property at Cragg End in Foulridge and Long Ing in Salterforth. In the will he named his sons John, William and Joseph, a nephew Robert Barritt and his late son James who had some illegitimate children.. His daughter Margaret had died about 11 years before the will was made but he left a hundred pounds to his granddaughter Betty Cragg when she reached the age of 21. The terms of the will indicate that both John and William had children at the time it was written.
Betty Barritt, on 5 December 1810, of old age, aged 67, relation of Robert Barritt of Woodend, hatter. (presumably Robert was the widower)
Robert Barritt, on 19 May 1812, of decline, aged 70, a hatter of Woodend.
James Barrett, on 14 September 1809, decline, aged 38, a hatter of Woodend.
These records put Robert's birth between May 1741 and May 1742, while Betty was born between December 1742 and December 1743. The James Barritt who died in 1809 fits with the James born in 1772 as shown above. We know from Robert’s will that James was dead by 1812.
The birth of Robert needs to be earlier than about 1748 as he married in 1764. There are two Robert Barritts baptised in Colne in this period; one in 1734 and one in 1742. The latter is a good fit given the age of Robert at death. This Robert is part of the family of a John Barritt of Hey (Hay) in Foulridge, all baptised at Colne Parish Church.
Robert Barritt, 30 Dec 1742, son of John of Hey, Foulridge.
William Barritt, 24 June 1744, son of John of Hey (buried 26 Aug 1831 aged 88)
James Barritt, 15 February 1746, son of John of Hey (buried 12 April 1746)
Benjamin Barritt, 15 August 1747, son of John of Hey (buried 12 May 1812?)
Note that a Robert Barritt of Woodend, yeoman, was buried at St. Mary le Ghyll, Barnoldswick on 13 July 1767 but as no age was given he cannot be identified at this stage.
There is another John Barritt of Hey, married to a Mary, who has children baptised at Colne Parish Church from 1756.
John Barritt, baptised Colne P. C. on 26 September 1756, became the Reverend John Barritt of Hullet Nest (Hullet Hall).
Robert Barritt baptised Colne P. C. on 8 July 1759.
William Barritt, baptised Colne P. C. on 24 May 1761, buried on 7 June 1761
Samuel Barritt, baptised Colne P. C. on 9 May 1762.
James Barritt, baptised Colne P. C. on 20 April 1766.
Jane Barritt, baptised Colne P. C. on 25 September 1768
William Barritt, baptised Colne P. C. 23 June 1771, buried 2 July 1771.
Mary Barritt baptised on 12 August 1772, married Reverend Zachariah Taft.
From this evidence we can put together a tentative family tree as follows based very largely on the records of St. Bartholomew's at Colne in Lancashire.
SBC: St. Bartholomew's, Colne
There are two marriages of a John Barrit to a Jane in this period in Colne. The second is the most likely as the children follow on soon after the marriage and the couple both come from the Colne area
John Barot of Woodhead, Yorks & Jane Hardy of Ackronley, 30 Jan 1724
John Barret of Colne & Jane Haworth of Colne, 7 Apr 1730
There is a record of a Jane Barrit w. John of Hey, buried 11 June 1741, St. Bartholomew's, Colne. If this pertained to the John in generation 1 then the last four children would have to be from a second wife. It may be a different John and Jane.
Steven Broadley identified this marriage record and also found information from a a diary by a Mr. Halstead referring to the people mentioned:
" Betty Jackson widow of Benjamin Barritt of Fouldrig, my wife's mother, died on 26 Jan 1832 at 68 years and 4 months. She is buried on backside of Colne church in a vault with a gravestone over her with the inscription - Here lyeth the remains of Betty Barritt in the 69th year of her age, buried at the (illegible) of John and Betty Halstead, daughter of the above Betty."
A further entry indicates that she died at 5 am on Thursday 26 January 1832.
Various spellings according to the fancy of the parish clerk
Ann Barrett d. John of Slack Leath, 7 Mar 1731
John Barrot s. John of Akronley 28 Nov 1724
John Barrot s. John of Slack Lathe 9 July 1732
Mary Barret d Jonas of Barnside Shawhead, 19 Nov 1727
William Barrot s. John of Ackronley, 13 Sep 1733
Abraham Barret s. John of Slack Laithe, 3 Feb 1734
Benjamin Barrit s. John of Hey, 15 Aug 1747
Ellin Barrit d. John of Wicoller, 28 May 1738
George Barrett s. John of Great Marsden, 5 May 1748
Grace Barret d. Benjamin of Caul, 1 Sep 1751
Henry Barret s. Jonathan and Mary of Waterside, 19 Sept 1773
James Barrett s. John of Hey, 15 Feb 1746
James Barret s. John and Mary of Colne, 20 Apr 1766
James Barret s. Robert and Betty of the Hey Foulridge, 28 Jun 1772
Jane Barrett d. John and Mary of the Hey, 25 Sep 1768
John Barret, s. of John the Younger of Hey, 26 Sep 1756
John Barret s. Robert and Betty of Hey, 8 Mar 1767
Margaret Barret d. Robert and Betty of the Hey, 12 Mar 1769
Mary Barret d. John and Mary of Hey, 12 Aug 1772
Peter Barret s. John of Wicoller, 28 Nov 1736
Robert illeg. s. of Robert Barret of Hey and Ann Pollard of Moss, Foulridge on 11 Dec 1734. He would be given the surname Pollard
Robert Barritt s. John of Hay, Foulridge, 30 Dec 1742
Robert Barret s. John and Mary of Foulridge, 8 July 1759
Samuel Barrett s. John and Mary of Th'Hey, 9 May 1762
William Barrit s. John of Hey, 24 Jun 1744
William Barret s. Benjamin of Rindlestonehurst, 19 Aug 1748
William Barret s. Benjamin of Thornton, 18 Sep 1754
William Barret s. John & Mary of Foulridge, 24 May 1761
William Baret s. John & Mary of the Hey, 23 Jun 1771
Eleanor Barret d. John and Susan of Brownhill, 2 Apr 1786
Elisabeth Barret d. Benjamin and Betty of Hey, 4 July 1784
Elisabeth Barret d. John and Betty of Hey Fold, 24 Aug 1785
Grace Barret d. William and Jane of Foulridge, 15 Jan 1786
Jenny Barrett d. William and Jane of Hey, 3 Nov 1776
John Barrett s. William and Jane of Hey, 2 Jul 1775
John Barrett s. William and Mary of Whitesyke, 11 Jan 1789
Joseph Barret s. Jonathan and Mary of Waterside, 8 Oct 1775
Joseph Barret s. Robert and Betty of Hay, 15 Aug 1779
Margaret Barret d. Jonathan and Susan of Brownhill, 10 Feb 1788
Mary Barrit d. Jonathan and Mary of Waterside, 22 Feb 1778
Mary Barret d. Will and Jane of Hey, 15 Apr 1781
Mary Barret d. William and Mary of Brownhill, 17 Jun 1787
Midgley Barret s. John and Mary of Hay, 6 Sept 1778
Peter Barrett s. William and Jane of Foulridge, 1 July 1787
Robert Barret s. William and Jane of Foulridge, 29 Jun 1783
William Barrett s. Robert and Betty of Hey, 25 Sep 1774
William Barret s. William and Jane of Hay 27 Dec 1778
Ann Barret d. William & Mary, tailor of Whitesyke, born 14 Jan 1793, bapt 31 Mar 1793
Bella Barret d. William & Mary, tailor of Foulridge, born 20 Apr 1795, bapt 11 June 1795
Benjamin Barrett s. Benjamin & Betty, weaver of Foulridge, born 29 May 1800, bapt 29 June 1800
Benjamin Barrett s. John & Peggy, hatter of Hey Fold, born 5 June 1812, bapt 30 Aug 1812
Betty Barritt d. Stephen & Hannah, whitesmith of Newbridge, born 15 July 1803, bapt 4 Sept 1803
Betty Barrett d. Midgley & Martha, weaver of Barrowford, born 20 Oct 1807, bapt 29 Nov 1807
Elisabeth Barret d. Robert & Martha, hatter of Hey Fold, born 30 Apr 1792, bapt 17 Jun 1792
Elisabeth Barret d. John & Mary, hatter of Shawhead, born 13 Aug 1792, bapt 30 Sept 1792
Elizabeth Barret d. William & Hannah, hatter of Wood-End, born 5 Jan 1800, bapt 2 Mar 1800
Elizabeth Barrett d. John & Peggy, hatter of Heyfold, born 20 May 1800, bapt 29 Jun 1800
Elizabeth Barrit d. William & Mary, tailor of Foulridge, born 15 Dec 1800, bapt 24 May 1801
Ellen Barret d. Stephen & Hannah, whitesmith of New Bridge, born 15 Sep 1797, bapt 15 Oct 1797
Ellen Barrit, d. Jonathan & Susan, hatter of Brown Hill, born 29 Mar 1801, bapt. 24 May 1801
Ellen Barrett, d. John & Mary, hatter of Scald Bank, born 25 Jan 1800, bapt 22 Apr 1810
Hannah Barrett d. William & Hannah, cotton manufacturer of Cragg Nook, born 11 Jun 1810, bapt. 29 Jul 1810
Hannah Barritt d. William & Hannah, cotton manufacturer or Crag Nook, born 11 April 1812, bapt 1 June 1812
Hartley Barritt s. John & Elizabeth, weaver of Foulridge, born 9 Jul 1802, bapt 24 Oct 1802
Hartley Barrett s. William & Hannah, hatter of Cragg End, born 4 Oct 1804, bapt. 4 Nov 1804
Hartley Barrett s. William & Mary, tailor of Foulridge, born 5 Feb 1811, bapt 14 Apr 1811
Henry Barret s. Jonathan & Susan, hatter of Brown Hill, born 26 Dec 1794, bapt 8 March 1795
Isaac Barret s. William & Jane, weaver of Foulridge, born 12 Sep 1789, bapt. 23 Sep 1792
Isaac Barret s. John and Betty, weaver of Foulridge, born 30 Aug 1810, bapt 30 Dec 1810
Isabella Barrett d. William & Hannah, cotton manufacturer of Cragg End, born 29 Jun 1808, bapt 7 Aug 1808
James Barret s. John & Peggy, hatter of Heyfold, born 1 Jan 1798, bapt. 3 Jun 1798
James (John in BT) Barrett s. William & Mary, hatter of Scald Bank, born 27 Jan 1807, bapt 9 Mar 1807
Jane Barrett d. Midgley & Martha, weaver of Barrowford, born 23 Feb 1810, bapt 1 Apr 1810
Jane Barrett d. John & Peggy, hatter of Hey Fold, born 5 June 1812, bapt. 30 Aug 1812
Jenny Barret d. Robert & Martha, hatter of Heyfold, born 18 Sep 1797, bapt 15 Oct 1797
John Barret s. Jonathan & Susan, hatter of Brownhill, birth date not given, bapt 15 Aug 1790
John Barret s. John & Peggy, hatter of Hey Fold, born 10 Oct 1795, bapt 13 Dec 1795
John Barrit s. Benjamin & Betty, weaver of Foulridge, born 2 Oct 1802, bapt 7 Nov 1802
John Barritt, s. John & Peggy, hatter of Hey Fold, born 26 Nov 1802, bapt 2 Jan 1803
John Barritt s. John & Betty, weaver of Foulridge, born 19 Feb 1807, bapt 5 Jul 1807
John Barrett s. Mary, spinster of Foulridge, born 20 Aug 1806, bapt 14 Aug 1808
John Barrett s. Stephen & Betty, sizer of Guy Syke, born 25 Aug 1809, bapt 22 Oct 1809
Jonathan Barritt s. John & Mary, hatter of Scald Bank, born 24 Mar 1803, bapt 17 Apr 1803
Joseph Barret s. Robert & Martha, hatter of High Fold, born 1 Oct 1795, bapt 8 Nov 1795
Joseph Barret s. William & Mary, tailor of Foulridge, born 1 Dec 1802, bapt 23 Jan 1803
Joseph Barrett s. John & Peggy, hatter of Heyfold, born 29 Oct 1809, bapt 29 Apr 1810
Margaret Barret d. William & Jane, weaver of Foulridge, born 21 May 1792, bapt 23 Sep 1792
Margaret Barret d. John & Betty, weaver of Foulridge, born 23 Sep 1793, bapt 1 Dec 1793
Martha Barret d. Robert & Martha, hatter of Hayfold, born 23 May 1799, bapt 7 July 1799
Martha Barrett d. Abraham & Mary, machine-maker of Carry Bridge, born 22 Feb 1810, bapt 3 June 1810
Mary Barret d. Robert & Martha, hatter of Haigh Fold, born 2 Jan 1794, bapt 2 Mar 1794
Mary Barret d. Benjamin & Betty, weaver of Foulridge, born 18 Dec 1795, bapt 24 Jan 1796
Mary Barret d. John & Margaret, weaver of Foulridge, born 20 Oct 1795, bapt 6 Mar 1796
Mary Barret d. John & Mary, hatter of Scold Bank, born 12 Jan 1797, bapt 20 Apr 1797
Mary Barritt d. Midgely & Martha, weaver of Colne, born 28 Apr 1802, bapt 11 July 1802
Mary Barritt d. William & Hannah, cotton manufacturer of Foulridge, born 1 Dec 1802, bapt 6 Jan 1803
Matilda Barrett d. William & Mary, tailor of Foulridge, born 26 May 1798, bapt 27 Jul 1798
Nancy Barrit d. Robert & Martha, hatter of Heyfold, born 4 Mar 1801, bapt 5 Jul 1801
Nancy Barrit d. Stephen & Hannah, blacksmith of Newbridge, born 18 Oct 1801, bapt 29 Nov 1801
Nancy Barrett d. John & Mary, hatter of Scald Bank, born 16 Feb 1805, bapt 14 Apr 1805
Olive Barritt d. Robert & Martha, hatter of Fouldridge, born 15 Apr 1803, bapt 3 July 1803
Olive Barrett d. Robert & Martha, hatter of Foulridge, born 25 March 1808, bapt. 3 July 1808
Peggy Barrett d. William & Mary, tailor of Foulridge, born 1 Apr 1809, bapt 15 July 1810
Phillis Barrett d. William & Mary, tailor of Foulridge, born 30 July 1806, bapt 14 Sep 1806
Robert Barrett s. Robert & Martha, farmer of Hey, birth date not given, bapt 27 Feb 1791
Robert Barrett s. Midgley & Martha, weaver of Pasture, born 12 May 1804, bapt 17 Jun 1804
Robert Barrett s. John & Peggy, hatter of Heyfold, born 29 May 1807, bapt 16 Aug 1807
Robert Barrett s. Thomas & Nancy, sizer of New Bridge, born 26 Oct 1809, bapt 22 Apr 1810
Sarah Barret d. Stephen & Hannah, blacksmith of New Bridge, born 12 Jan 1799, bapt 3 Mar 1799
Sarah Barret d. John & Mary, weaver of Shawhead, born 1 Mar 1799, bapt 1 Aug 1799
Sarah Barrett d. William & Mary, tailor of Foulridge, born 23 Sep 1804, bapt 2 Dec 1804
Susan Barrett d. John & Jane, weaver of Colne, born 21 Dec 1809, bapt 21 Jan 1810
Thomas Barret s. Jonathan & Susan, hatter of Brownhill, born 27 Dec 1792, bapt 10 Mar 1793
William Barret s. William & Mary of Whitesyke, birth date not given, bapt 17 Jul 1791
William Barret s. John & Peggy, hatter of Haygh Fold, born 4 Sept 1793, bapt 1 Dec 1793
William Barret s. William & Jane, weaver of Foulridge, born 15 Dec 1794, bapt 3 May 1795
William Barret s. Jonathan & Susan, hatter of Brownhill, born 7 Mar 1797, bapt 3 July 1797
William Barrit s. John & Mary, hatter of Scald Bank, born 12 Apr 1801, bapt 24 May 1801
William Barrett s. John & Betty, weaver of Foulridge, born 9 Feb 1804, bapt 25 Mar 1804
William Barrett s. William & Ann, cotton manufacturer of Cragg Nook, born 26 Sep 1806, bapt 26 Oct 1806
William Barrett s. Jane & Sarah, weaver of Green Field, born 27 Dec 1809, bapt 25 Mar 1810
Edward Barret & Jane Nutter, 19 May 1672
John Barot of Woodhead, Yorks & Jane Hardy of Ackronley, 30 Jan 1724
John Barret of Colne & Jane Haworth of Colne, 7 Apr 1730
William Barrett & Isabell, 27 Dec 1666
William Barret of Skipton and Dorothy Tattersall of Colne, 15 Feb 1672
Ann Barrett & John Hartley of Colne, 22 Nov 1700
Elizabeth Barrot of Colne & John Woodworth of Colne, 5 Dec 1732
Mary Barret of Colne & Richard Smithson of Colne, 11 June 1670
Mary Barret of Colne & William Hartley, 11 Sept 1687
Mary Barrett of Marsden & Lionel Blakey, 14 Oct 1688
Note this transcript was produced in tabular form and rearranged by bride and by groom. It was published on A4 paper in portrait format and there was insufficient room to include the names of the witnesses. For the purposes of this page the order of the columns has been slightly altered to a more traditional text format but the entries remain in alphabetical order of Christian name, ignoring the variants in the surname spelling.
Abraham Barritt of Colne, widower & Mary Tattersall of Colne, 19 Aug 1802
Henry Barritt of Colne, weaver & Nancy Hargreaves of Colne 11 July 1756
John Barritt of Colne & Mary Wright of Colne, 6 May 1756
John Barrit of Heptonstall & Betty Michel of Colne, 4 Aug 1781
John Barrit of Barnoldswick and Peggy Speak of Colne, 10 Nov 1791
John Barrit of Colne and Mary Heap of Colne, 24 Nov 1791
John Barritt of Colne, weaver & Margaret Wilson of Colne, 17 Sep 1795
John Barritt of Colne, widower & Martha Cowgill of Thornton, 17 July 1800
John Barritt of Colne, widower & Elizabeth Dugdale of Colne, 13 May 1802
John Barritt of Colne, weaver & Sarah Bartle of Colne, 17 Apr 1808
John Barritt of Colne, hatter & Jane Wilson of Colne, 1 Jun 1809
Jonathan Barrit of Colne and Susan Wilson of Colne, 23 July 1785
Joseph Barritt of Barnoldswick, hatter & Nancy Lonsdale of Colne, 10 Apr 1803
Midgley Barritt of Colne, weaver & Martha Crawshaw of Colne, 22 Nov 1800
Robert Barrit of Colne & Betty Wilson of Colne, 3 July 1764
Robert Barritt of Colne & Martha Hartley of Colne, 19 Aug 1790
Stephen Barritt of Colne, weaver & Betty Pickles of Colne, 23 June 1808
Thomas Barritt of Colne & Nancy Smith of Colne, 6 July 1809
William Barritt of Colne & Jane Wilson of Colne, 26 June 1774
William Barrit of Colne & Mary Walton of Colne, 28 Feb 1786
William Barritt of Barnoldswick, hatter and Hannah Lonsdale of Colne, 7 Apr 1799
Betty Barrett of Colne & John Halstead of Colne, weaver, 28 Feb 1802
Betty Barritt of Colne & Robert Nelson of Colne 13 Aug 1807
Hannah Barritt of Colne & James Driver, of Colne, weaver, 21 Apr 1808
Jane Barritt of Colne & William Gillies of Colne, hatter, 11 Apr 1797
Margaret Barrit of Colne & Joseph Hartley of Colne, 26 Dec 1782
Margaret Barritt of Colne & John Bracewell of Colne, weaver, 1 Feb 1806Mary Barritt of Colne & Robert Exley of Thornton, weaver, 17 Feb 1803
Mary Barritt of Colne & James Varley of Colne, weaver, 20 Feb 1808
Betty Barrett of Colne, 14 Nov 1759
Grace Barrett of Trawden, 6 Feb 1749
James Barret s. John of Heigh, 12 Apr 1746
Jane Barrit w. John of Hey, 11 June 1741
Peter Barrit s. John of nr. Wicoller, 29 March 1737
William Barrett of Hey, infant, 7 June 1761
William Barret s. John of Ackeranly, 13 Dec 1734
William Barrett of Hey, infant, 2 Jul 1771
Betty Barret of Hey-fold 24 Aug 1785
Jane Barret of Hey-fold, 6 Nov 1783
Jane Barret of Ballhouse, 13 Apr 1787, infant
John Barret of Hey-fold, 17 May 1781
John Barret of Ballhouse, 5 July 1789, infant
Joseph Barret of Waterside, 8 Jan 1777, infant
Samuel Barret of Osby near Addingham, 10 Apr 1782
William Barret of Foulridge, 8 July 1783, infant
Note Waterside is in Colne. Ballhouse and Heyfold are in Foulridge
Isaac Barritt of Foulridge aged 17, 22 Feb 1824
Jane wife of William Barritt of Foulridge aged 67, 28 Feb 1819
Jane Barritt of Hey Fould aged 10, 24 Mar 1823
James Barrett of Foulridge aged 13, 3 May 1827
John Barritt of Whycollar Dale, infant, 28 June 1825
Jonathan son of Thomas Barritt of Brownhill aged ¾, 14 Nov 1818
Margaret dau. of Midgley Barritt of Burnley, aged 5, 21 Feb 1817
Margaret dau. of Hargreaves Barrett, inf, 11 Feb 1821
Mary Barrett of Foulridge aged 12 20 Oct 1815
Mary dau. of Henry Barritt of Brown Hill, aged ¾ years, 2 June 1816
Mary Barrett of Hainslack, aged 47, 6 Mar 1820
Mary Barret of Foulridge aged 91, 1 July 1824
Mary Barritt of Foulridge aged 57, 20 Mar 1825
Midgley Barritt of Barnoldswick aged 43, 22 Mar 1821
Rebecca Barritt of Newbridge aged 15, 8 Mar 1821
Rebecca Barritt of New Bridge aged 1, 25 June 1822
Robert Barritt, of decline, aged 70, a hatter of Woodend, 19 May 1812
Robert son of John Barrett of Foulridge, 24 weeks, 14 April 1814
Robert Barritt of Foulridge aged 59, 19 Apr 1818
Robert Barritt of Foulridge aged 2, 11 Mar 1825
Stephen Barrett of Reedyford aged 63, 24 Feb 1827
Susan wife of Jonathan Barritt of Brown Hill, aged 56, 17 May 1817
William Barrett of North Hall, aged 2, 25 Feb 1822
William Barritt of Hainslack, aged 22, 30 May 1823
There are also at Colne Library transcripts for Colne Baptists, the Congregational Chapel in Dockray Square, Colne Methodists, Colne Inghamites, Winewall lnghamites, Barrowford Methodists and Trawden Methodists. There are some Barritts/Barretts at Trawden but I have not abstracted them. I have looked at the following two chapels so far.
born 27 Aug 1820 Thomas Barrett s. of Stephen and Elizabeth of Guy Syke
born 4 June 1822 Crispin son of Stephen and Eliz Barrett of Guy Syke
born 31 Dec 1824 Mary Barrett dau. of Hartley and Sarah of Foulridge
born 22 July 1825 Joseph Barrett son of Stephen and Eliz of Guy Syke
born 24 July 1829 Betty Barrett dau. of Hartley & Sarah of Foulridge, bapt 3 Nov 1829
born 10 Mar1831 John Barrit s. of Hartley and Sarah of Colne-field, bapt. 1 May 1831
born 4 Dec 1831 Elizabeth Barret, d. of Johnathan and Sarah of Emmot Lane.
born 2 Aug 1834 James Barrit s. of Hartley and Sarah Barrit of Colne-field
15 Apr 1835 Martha Barritt dau of Jonathan Barritt of Laneshawbridge and Sarah born 2 Feb 1835. (See also Jonathan and Sarah at Dockray Street)The following were all "baptised" in June 1837, possibly under the mistaken impression that from 1 July 1837 they would have to be registered if not already baptised. All the following are from the same family.
born 30 July 1824 Betty Barrett dau. of Henry of Colne, weaver and Susy dau. of Joseph and Mary Stansfield.
born 7 Mar 1827 Jane Barrett, ditto
born 31 Dec 1828 Joseph Barrett, ditto
born 25 Dec 1830 Henry Barrett, ditto
born 25 Dec 1832 William Barrett ditto
Also of interest at Colne is a bound collection of photocopies of family trees entitled "North East Lancashire Pedigrees originating in the office of Caleb Howarth, 1796-1879, Conveyancer of Marsden." Among the pedigrees, which have few dates, is one relating to Barretts of Foulridge and the Hudson family. Where dates are given it is not known to what they relate - birth, death or alive at that date.John Barrett (1739) married Jane ? and had a son John (1781 and in Colne in 1793). John married Mary ? and had five children. These were Jane Barrett married John Hudson, butcher of Colne but no children mentioned.
John Barrett who was in Hexham in 1793 and married Elizabeth.
Robert Barrett of Hey,
Mary Barrett.(Jane Barrett and John Hudson were the parents of Isabella Hudson who married my ancestor Stephen Cragg, see section below)According to the chart, John Barrett who married Elizabeth is said to have had children:Jane, who married Isaac Lamb
John Wesley Barrett who was in Manchester in 1836;
Betty or Elizabeth who married Robert Melon
Mary who married Mr. Kirby.
Stephen Cragg married Isabella Hudson and I believe that her mother was also a Barritt or Barrett so I have two sets of ancestors from this clan. I have done little on the Hudson line but have the following. Stephen was born on 28 August 1799, the son of Matthew Cragg, a farmer, and Margaret of Salterforth. He married Isabella Hudson, the daughter of John Hudson, at Ghyll Church, Barnoldswick, on 25 August 1823.
In the registers of Colne Parish Church there is reference to an Isabella Hudson, born on 23 January 1798 and baptised on 8 April 1798, the daughter of John, a butcher, and Jane Hudson of Reedymoor.Records in the area that seem to relate to this family are shown below and as indicated later there is information in Colne Library from the work of the solicitor/conveyancer Caleb Haworth on this family; there are few clear dates but it mentions John Hudson the butcher marrying Jane Barrett. The marriage was presumably 1793 or earlier from the baptism records below but it did not take place at Colne.
Mary Hudson daughter of John Hudson, a butcher and Jane, born 20 May 1793 and baptised 17 August 1794 of Pinfold. (In Great Marsden)
John Hudson son of John Hudson, a butcher and Jane, born 4 November 1795, and baptised on 31 January 1796 of Wanless water.
Isabella Hudson daughter of John Hudson, a butcher and Jane, born 23 January 1798 and baptised on 8 April 1798 of Reedy moor.
Betty dau. of John Hudson of Foulridge aged 1 year buried on 1 June 1817
Ann Hudson daughter of John Hudson, butcher of Barnoldswick and Jane Barrett, born 30 November 1807 and baptised 27 March 1808.