A update from Vivien's family:

It is with great sadness that we bring news that Vivien passed away peacefully, at home and surrounded by her loving family on the 6th November, 2012. Vivien had been ill since the previous December but showed great courage and strength of character throughout this last year. Her contribution to Batley family history will not be forgotten and this website will be maintained by her sons. It goes without saying that Vivien was much loved and will be sorely missed by all those close to her.

A memorial service will be held for Vivien at Batley Parish Church on Thursday 29th November. If you would like to attend the service, or have any other queries, please get in touch with her family at pandvtomlinson@gmail.com.

Many thanks,
Philip, John and Stephen

Main Page

Welcome to my site, an ongoing study, for my family and as my contribution to Batley, in memory of ancestors there

About is a section which explains how my studies developed

The Master Index lists everyone in the database alphabetically, by surname where this is known.

The Surname Index is the one to use if you are interested in those with a particular surname

The Notable People section replaces the old "Longer Narratives" but does not imply that these are the only people worthy of note.

Families contains information about families mentioned which does not fit conveniently under the heading of particular individuals

Shoddyopolis has some information about Batley

Batley Mills is self-explanatory

Charts currently show my ancestry and descendants of William Blackburn, Michael Sheard and Joseph Hall.

This denotes a direct ancestor.