Gentleshaw Memories

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My great, great, grandfather, John Holmes, was born in Gentleshaw in 1791. He was an agricultural labourer I gather, and married an Elizabeth of the same age. They had a son, Thomas , born in 1826. He moved away and became a coal dealer before farming in Aston Cantlow. Anyone related or who has any information (...Read full memory)