Holden Family Web
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The Schorah family originated in the Leeds area of Yorkshire. The first reference I have found is Anthony and Mary SCHORAH who had a son Josiah in 1819. Anthony was a Mason. Mary was born in 1783 (approx.) in Stanley, Yorkshire, but I have no further information about the origin of Anthony.
Josiah SCHORAH married Hannah DIXON at the Parish Church, Leeds on 8 June 1840, his profession was given as a Hairdresser.
Children of Josiah and Hannah SCHORAH.
Josiah Hannah and Mary Schorah are shown on the 1841 census as living in West Street, Leeds and was described as a 'Hair Dresser'. Pigots Directory of the same year gives the address as 112 West Street.
Mary Schorah died between 1851 and 1861.
and Hannah Schorah are shown on the 1851 census as living at 109 West
Street, Leeds and described as an 'Ironmonger'.
Josiah Schorah appears to have gone bankrupt in 1852, and was for a time in York Gaol, The family subsequently moved to Liverpool, the exact date is not known although is was between then and 1855.
Josiah and Hannah Schorah have not been located on the 1861 census
Hannah Schorah died in 1866 in Liverpool aged 44.
Josiah Schorah married Emma Garner on July 14 1867 at the Parish Church of St Oswald, Chester. Emma Garner appears to have been the daughter of James Dickson and Mary Garner (nee Selbey) and was born on 10 April 1833 at Doddington, Cambridge.
Children of Josiah and Emma SCHORAH.
Emma Schorah died in Liverpool in 1889.
Josiah and Emma Schorah are shown on the 1891 Census as living at 2 Court House Street, Liverpool with his daughter Annie D Schorah, Josiah is described as a 'Passenger Agent' and Emma as a 'Lifebelt Maker'
Emma Schorah married Arthur Grunnill on 18 December 1898 at St Ambrose Church, Walton on the Hill, Liverpool. He was described as a 'Carter' and Josiah Schorah as a 'Hairdresser'
For more on Arthur and Emma Grunnill see the Grunnill page (to come)
Josiah Schorah is shown on the 1891 Census as living at 167A Rose Hill, Liverpool with his daughter Annie D Evans (nee Schorah). No occupation is shown.
Josiah Schorah died in 1903
Emma Schorah (Grunnill) died 1960
14 October 2008