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  • Writer's pictureJessica Feinstein

Lydia Roper of Wirksworth and Cromford

One of Ari’s 7x great-grandmothers was Lydia Roper, the mother of Alice Holmes. She was born, probably in Wirksworth, Derbyshire, in about 1749.

On 28 September 1774, she married Samuel Holmes at St Mary’s in Wirksworth.

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Derbyshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1932,

They seem to have had at least ten children, but three of them, Mary (4), Thomas (3) and Lydia, all died young in 1783. Another Lydia was born and died in 1792 at four months, and a son William died young in 1795.

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Derbyshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812on

Lydia died in Feb 1825 and was buried in Wirksworth. The record gives us her age (76), tells us that she was the widow of Samuel, and also tells us that she was living in Cromford.

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I would like to find her baptism and parents.

Ari, this is how you are related to Lydia:

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