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My family is firmly rooted in the West Riding of Yorkshire, in an area which is now known as Kirklees. For over 500 years, people lived and worked in the villages of Kirklees, from Mirfield to Ossett and Thornhill, in and around Dewsbury and Huddersfield, rarely moving beyond the next parish unless it was to marry or take up work.
My study of the area is, to say the least, a little superficial, but I have built some pages on the more important villages and townships where my ancestors were born, lived and died and I hope to expand on these as time goes on.
Old Dewsbury Map