Martha O'Conner Horsfield Dame

(00/00/1842 - 14/03/1930)

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Born: 00/00/1842 at Colne, Lancashire, England Certified Father:
Died: 14/03/1930 Certified Mother:
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William Pickles Hartley Sir on 21/05/1866 at Burnely, England Certified


Born 1842/3 @Colne (1881 38yrs)

Martha was the daughter of Henry and Ann Horsfield who were grocers of Colne. She was the youngest of 13 children and her home once stood on the site on which the Town Hall was later erected. Her father was a Wesleyan Methodist, but she (with some of her sisters) attended the Chruch of England. At 14 she became a Primitive Methodist after seeing their kindness towards her ill sister.

Martha was William's wisest advisor and she supported him in his service to religion, philanthropy and education.

Married 1866 Registered at Burnley

(Date of death courtesy of Gordon Hartley)

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Plaque reads "DAME MARTHA HARTLEY Built this lodge and gateway restored the cemetery and provided for its maintenance A.D. 1926"

Picture of Dame Martha Hartley is courtesy of Gordon Hartley.

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