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"The History of Brighouse, Rastrick and Hipperholme"
by J Horsfall Turner
"Independency at Brighouse"
by J Horsfall Turner

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For sample pages, please see the links to the Acrobat (pdf) files given below.

The data in this downloadable pdf is computer searchable.

The books on this CDrom will be of interest to anyone researching their ancestors in the Brighouse, Rastrick and Hipperholme area. There are thousands of names mentioned within these volumes, and both of the books are machine searchable.

J. Horsfall Turner is a renowned historian, writing many books on the history of various places in the Halifax area and also editing together the Northowram Registers.

The full title of the first of these books is:
"The History of Brighouse, Rastrick and Hipperholme with manorial notes on: Coley, Lightcliffe, Northowram, Shelf, Fixby, Clifton and Kirklees"
and that of the second book is:
"Independency at Brighouse, or Bridge End Chapel, Pastors and People."

In order to give you an idea of the contents of the books, the following are available here on line:

The above Acrobat files were extracted from the main pdf file and shows the quality of the images. You will need at least version 5 of Acrobat to open this file. If you do not have an up to date version please go to the Adobe web-site to obtain a free version of Acrobat Reader.

A brief review of this CD rom by Tana Willis Johnson:

"For anyone with Halifax/Calderdale interests anything by J Horsfall Turner is an absolute must and this duo is a natural companion to the Northowram & Oliver Heywood CD - you can't possibly buy one without the other! All of these books are packed from frontispiece to index with the meatiest morsels fit to grace the bones of any family history emanating from this area. Don't think this is just for those with Brighouse, Rastrick & Hipperholme families - the events, names, pedigrees, wills etc., concern families from Haworth to Huddersfield and everywhere between. Treat yourself - you won't be disappointed!"

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