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Tagged With: George Herbert Burnley

Is it never finished?

Researching one’s family can be a lifelong hobby – especially as there are so many different branches of any family to trace back.  But most of us aim to have a finished ‘product’ which we can circulate within the family or a wider audience.  So when to stop following up those distant relatives?  My family … Continue reading »

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Frank Burnley’s political career

There was a major reorganisation of local government in 1888 of which one outcome was the setting up of the County Council of the West Riding, which chose to meet in Wakefield.  My ancestor Frank Burnley (1837-1889) was elected the first councillor for Birstall district – a feat achieved amidst some controversy.  Local newspapers of … Continue reading »

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