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Joseph Kenworthy Handbooks

The Kenworthy family had lived at Henholmes Farm since at least 1774.

Joseph and his two brothers were born in Manchester and Eccles where their father Benjamin had gone to find work.

The family returned to Deepcar and accepted Parish relief when Benjamin died in 1865.

Members of the Kenworthy family are buried in the Cemetery of St Marys Church at Bolsterstone.

The following photographs show the graves of Benjamin Kenworthy the father of the three brothers.

The second shows the grave of Joseph himself who died on the 10th of December 1929 at the age of 77.

The third photograph shows the grave of the other two other sons, Benjamin and John Cutts Kenworthy.

Benjamin died on the 1st of February 1906 aged 49 and John Cutts died on the 19th of June 1920 aged 65.



Joseph's work as a local historian was extensive and of inestimable value to those in our community who have sought information about past events conected with the area.

Our Archive contains several volumes of his work, some of which have been published and some of which have not.

You can read more about Joseph Kenworthy and his works in this article in the Paragon Newsletter Number 21 published in the autumn of 2000.

Here we make available for viewing ten of his published Handbooks and at a future date we hope to make available copies of his as yet unpublished works.

Click here to view all the Joseph Kenworthy Published Handbooks.


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SubjectArticleSourceAuthor
Cotton Production  The Old Cotton Mill at Stocksbridge and what it Became  JK Handbook Number 09  Joseph Kenworthy 
Ganister, Clay & Firestone Production  Clay, Fire-stone and Ganister, in the Little Don Valley.  JK Handbook Number 04  Joseph Kenworthy 
Glass Production  Bolsterstone Glass House and its place in the History of English Glass making.  JK Handbook Number 06  Joseph Kenworthy 
Glass Production  The Broken Earthenware of Midhope Potteries Two Chapters Anent on Bolsterstone and Gawber Glass Works.)  JK Handbook Not Numbered  Joseph Kenworthy 
Lead Production  Lead Mining in the Ewden Valley.  JK Handbook Number 04  Joseph Kenworthy 
Local Area  The Charter of The Workers or Their inheritance in the Doles and Charities of Bradfield, Ecclesfield, Penistone and Stocksbridge Parishes.  JK Handbook Number 19  Joseph Kenworthy 
Local Area  The Lure of Midhope-cum-Langsett   JK Handbook Not Numbered  Joseph Kenworthy 
Local Area  Transfer of Advowson.-Augmentation of Benefice.  JK Handbook Number 16  Joseph Kenworthy 
Local Area - Bolsterstone  Bolsterstone Church.--A Poem.  JK Handbook Number 15  Joseph Kenworthy 
Local Area - Bolsterstone  Decent of the Manor of Bolsterstone and how the same was acquired by the Wilsons of Broomhead Hall.  JK Handbook Number 15  Joseph Kenworthy 
Local Area - Bolsterstone  Gleanings from the Bolsterstone Parish Magazine.  JK Handbook Number 15  Joseph Kenworthy 
Local Area - Bolsterstone  St. Marys Church, Bolsterstone, or the Chapel of the Village Community of Bolsterstone-in-Waldershelf.  JK Handbook Number 15  Joseph Kenworthy 
Local Area - Bolsterstone  Two Brothers and Two Sisters.--An Appreciation.  JK Handbook Number 15  Joseph Kenworthy 
Local Area - Bolsterstone & Midhope  Old Registers & Old Scholars or The beginnings of the Sunday School Movement in Bolsterstone and Midhope Liberties.  JK Handbook Number 18a  Joseph Kenworthy 
Local Area - Hunshelf, Langsett & Waldershelf  The Town-Fields and Commons of Hunshelf, Langsett & Waldershelf  JK Handbook Number 13  Joseph Kenworthy 
Local Area - Langsett  The Decent of the Manor of Langsett etc.  JK Handbook Number 16  Joseph Kenworthy 
Local Area - Penistone  The Benefice of Penistone and who presents.  JK Handbook Number 16  Joseph Kenworthy 
Pottery Production  The Broken Earthenware of Midhope Potteries Two Chapters Anent on Bolsterstone and Gawber Glass Works.)  JK Handbook Not Numbered  Joseph Kenworthy 
Steel Production - Crinoline-Craze.  The Origins of Cold Steel Rolling and how the Late Samuel Fox, Esq., turned the Crinoline-craze to his advantage.  JK Handbook Number 09  Joseph Kenworthy 
Steel Production - Samuel Fox  A summary of the last Will and testament of the Late Samuel Fox, Esq.  JK Handbook Number 09  Joseph Kenworthy 
Steel Production - Umbrellas  The Paragon' Umbrella Frame and it's Inventor'  JK Handbook Number 09  Joseph Kenworthy