1. George Henry Woodham
George Henry married Beatrice SMART in the March quarter of 1900. In the 1901 Census the couple were recorded
as living in Winchester Street Armley, with Henry working as a blacksmith.
Evidence of the following children has been found:
The parish records for Armley show that Clifford was baptised on 27 November 1901. The family still resided
at 35 Winchester Street, and George worked as a furnace man. From information contained in the Death Registry, I believe Clifford
died in the March quarter of 1902.
George, baptised 17 May 1911. The family was recorded as living in Winchester Street, with George Snr as
a furnace Man.
2. James Woodham
I haven't found a baptism entry for James, but I did find a burial record in Upper Slaughter, where his mother
Elizabeth hailed from. The parish register for Upper Slaughter states that James WOODHAM was buried on 6 May 1880, aged
3. Emma Woodham
The Shadwell parish register shows that Emma was baptised on 9 October 1881 to parents George & Elizabeth
who lived in Shadwell. Georges occupation was listed as a labourer. However, Emma died shortly after, with the parish register
stating that she was buried on 21 December 1881, Shadwell, YKS, aged 7 months.
4. William Woodham
Williams baptism record is very similar to Emma's - he was born to George & Elizabeth who lived in Shadwell
at the time and where George was a labourer. Williams fate was to be the same as Emma's too - he died at 9 weeks and was buried
on 22 June 1883, Shadwell, YKS.
5. Joseph Woodham
Again, the Shadwell parish register shows Joseph as being born to George & Elizabeth of Shadwell. Joseph
married Eva Lilian HATFIELD on 24 Jun 1905 at St. John the Evangelist, Wortley. Joseph was described as a 21 year old turner
of 19 Elsworth Street. Eva was also 21 and lived at 5 Portland Road. The couples fathers, respectively, were George Woodham,
stoker, and Harrison Hatfield, tailor. The marriage was by banns and witnessed by Harrison and Gertrude Hatfield. Joseph died
in 1984 and Eva died in 1925
Evidence of their children (so far) include:
Arthur, baptised 29 August 1906. The couple lived at 26 Elsworth Street, and Joseph worked as a mechanic.
Horace, baptised 26 April 1908. The couple had moved to 3 Willow Terrace, Armley. Joseph was still listed
as a mechanic.
Mary, born in the June quarter of 1914. Based on information contained in the Death Registry, I believe she
also died in the same quarter.
6. Arthur Woodham
Arthur was baptised in Shadwell on 9 February 1887, having been born to George & Elizabeth of Shadwell.
Arthur married Florence May FOUNTAIN in the June quarter of 1912. Arthur died in 1956 and Florence died in 1955.
Evidence of the following children has been found:
Doris, baptised 4 September 1912. The couple lived at 31 Elsworth Terrace, and Arthur is listed as working
as a turner.
Leonard, baptised on 17 May 1916 at St. Bartholomews. The couple lived at 19 Elsworth Street, Armley.
7. Annie Woodham
Annie's christening record (Holy Trinity, Armley Hall) shows her mother, Elizabeth, as having a middle name,
Bethel. This is the only such record I have found which includes this middle name.
I believe Annie died in 1897, however I have no firm evidence of this. The 1897 Death Registry shows an Annie
aged 7 as having died in Wortley, which is the registration district for where the family were living at the time. Also, I
have found no other evidence of Annie after this date. She is not present at the family home in the 1901 census, and while
it is true she may have been elsewhere at the time the census was taken, I feel strongly that she was the Annie mentioned
in the Death Registry.
8. Charlie Woodham
Charlie, or Charles, Woodham was my great grandfather. He was baptised on 31 May 1893 at Holy Trinity, Armley
Hall, and at the time his parents lived at 38 Hopewell Street, with his father recorded as a Gas Stoker.
He married Emma COOK at St. Bartholomews church in Armley, Leeds on 24 May 1914. Charles was described as
a 21 year old collier of 19 Elsworth Street, Armley. Nineteen year old Emma lived at 7 Mickley Terrace Armley. Charles' father,
George, worked as a stoker, while Emma's father, Abel, worked as a collier. The witnesses to the marriage were Benjamin Cook
and Mary ?.
Charles and Emma had the following children:
Emily Bethel, born the September quarter 1914, Bramley.
Pheobe Magdalen, born the June quarter, 1917
Frank was born on 9 June 1919 and was baptised on 4 January 1920 at St. Bartholomews. Charlie & Emma
lived at 8 Barnet Place at the time and Charlies occupation was listed as a miner.
Benjamin Charles (my grandfather) was born on 25 May, 1921. He married Doreen PARKER at Burley Church of
England, Leeds in 1943.
Bernard Dennis, born in the September quarter, 1923.
Ronald Desmond was baptised at St. Bartholomews on 19 August 1825, with his parents living at 8 Barnet Place
at the time and Charlies occupation was listed as a miner.
Gordon Terrence was baptised on 11 January 1931, St. Bartholomews, Armley. Charley & Emma lived at 8
Barnet Place, Armley and Charleys occupation is listed as a cleaner.
Maureen Joyce was born on 20 January 1834 and baptised on 7 February that year at St. Bartholomews, Armley.
Charlie & Emma lived at 8 Victoria Square, New Wotley, and Charlies occupation was listed as an ostler.
Derek Bryan, born in the September quarter, 1938.
There has been mention of another daughter, Jean, thought to be the twin of Emily who died at birth. However,
there has been no evidence of either a birth or death certificate for a Jean Woodham at that time.
9. Lillie Woodham
Lillie was baptised on 11 July 1897 at Holy Trinity, Armley Hall. At the time George & Elizabeth lived
at 1 Winchester Mount and George's occupation was recorded as a gas worker. Lillie married Horace Goodwin in 1921.