Abraham is shown as Firth's father at Firth's 1868 marriage. The only baptism that fits shows Jonathan & Mary as his parents.
Son (?) Firth appears to have lived with various family members in 1841 & 1851 & may have fought in the East Indies during the 1861 census.
See Jonathan Dearnley
This would make Firth & John half-brothers & may explain their joint service record.
Jonathan Dearnley was born on 15 February 1809 at Lee Side, Scholes, Yorkshire, England.
Jonathan Dearnley was the son of Jonas Dearnelley and Grace Taylor.
Jonathan Dearnley was baptised in April 1809 at Wesleyan, Holmfirth, Kirkburton, Yorkshire, England,
No. 5 Sarah D. of Jos: Denelly of Lee Side near Scholes, by Hanh: D of Ann Robert, B. Jany: 31st, C
Baptism dates are missing in right-hand margin, but appears to be mid-April 1809
Shown as Holy Trinity, Holmfirth baptisms in Ancestry (unverified by original documents.)
Jonathan Dearnley married Mary Schofield on 2 January 1832 at All Hallows' Church, Almondbury, Yorkshire, England,
'Jonathan Dearnley of this Parish Bachelor and Mary Schofield of this Parish were married in this Church by Banns.'
'Jonn Dearnarley' signed & Mary made her mark.
Witnesses: James Worthead(?) & James Schofield
Indexed as Holme-Bridge in FamilySearch, but Holmbridge church was built 1839-40.
in 1834 Jonathan Dearnley lived at Park Gate, Yorkshire, England.
Note: in December 1838
Possibly part of this family.
Elizabeth Dearnley was born about August 1872 at Worsbrough, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England,
Elizabeth Dearnley was the daughter of Firth Dearnley and Mary Jane Robinson.
Elizabeth Dearnley was baptised on 25 December 1872 at Worsbrough, Yorkshire, England.
Elizabeth Dearnley married John Henry Mace, son of William Mace, on 9 February 1893 at St. Mary's Church, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England,
John Henry Mace 21 Bachelor, Miner res: Summer St fa: William Mace, Miner
Elizabeth Dearnley 20 Spinster, --- res: Beckett Sq fa: Firth Dearnley, Miner
Witnesses: Joseph Glover & Elizabeth Harper.
See John Dearnley
Both served in the 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers) and were on the same ship in 1861 (out of Meerut, East Indies).
Both Firth and Mary are shown to be from Ireland in the 1871 census.
Firth Dearnley was born on 8 January 1834 at Park Gate, Yorkshire, England.
Firth Dearnley was the son of Jonathan Dearnley and Mary Schofield.
Firth Dearnley was baptised on 30 March 1834 at All Saints, Netherthong, Yorkshire, England,
from original entry.
Note: in 1858
Indian Mutiny Medal - British Forces
medal roll for the Indian Mutiny 1857-1859
Dearnley Frith (sic) Private 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabineers)
Dearnley John Private 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabineers)
1861 Worldwide Army Index
First (names): Frith
Last name: Dearnley
Service 6th Dragoon Guards (Carabiniers)
Regiment Stationed at: On board ship from Meerut East Indies
National Archives reference: WO12 / 382
1861 Worldwide Army Index
First (names): Frith
Last name: Dearnley
Service 7th Hussars (Queens Own)
Regiment Stationed at: Umballa East Indies
National Archives reference: WO12 / 794.
Firth Dearnley married Mary Jane Robinson, daughter of John Robinson and Harriet (?), on 1 August 1868 at Parish Church, Darfield, Barnsley R.D., Yorkshire, England,
Firth Dearnley 33 Bachelor, Miner res: Worsbro Dale fa: Abraham Dearnley, Miller
Mary Jane Robinson 34 Spinster, --- res: Worsbro Dale fa: John Robinson, Weaver
Firth signed and Mary made her mark
Witnesses: William Bean & Ellen Robinson
I believe that Firth's father's entry is incorrect (although clear), however there is a possibility that there was another Firth Dearnley born at the same time who married Mary Jane. If so, we have not found him. The only Abraham Dearnley we have is a 4th cousin in Glossop - see Abraham Dearnaley - MED
Another suggestion is that Firth could have been a son of, say, Jonathan's sister & that Jonathan & Mary passed him off as their own to save embarrassment.
Firth Dearnley died about August 1899 at Barnsley, Yorkshire, England,
Children of Firth Dearnley and Mary Jane Robinson
Firth Dearnley was born on 13 August 1908 at Dowlais, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales,
The 1939 Register shows 13 Aug 1909.
Firth Dearnley was the son of John Dearnley and Amelia Agnes Vernon.
Firth Dearnley married Frances Jessice Elliot about May 1937 at Manchester S, Yorkshire, England.
Firth Dearnley died about November 1970 at Cheshire, England.
Florence Dearnley was born on 1 December 1877 at Worsbrough, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England.
Florence Dearnley was the daughter of Firth Dearnley and Mary Jane Robinson.
Florence Dearnley was baptised on 10 May 1889 at Worsbrough, Yorkshire, England.
Florence Dearnley married Robert Sanderson on 25 December 1900 at Parish Church, Worsbrough, Barnsley R.D., Yorkshire, England,
Robert Sanderson 21 Bachelor, Trammer(?) res: Worsbro Bridge fa: William Sanderson (deceased), Labourer
Florence Dearnley 23 Spinster. --- res: Worsbro Bridge fa: Firth Dearnley (deceased), Banksman
Witnesses: Thomas Adderley & Annie Beardshall.
Child of Florence Dearnley
- Mary Jane Dearnley+ b. 8 Jul 1898
Harriet Annie Dearnley
Harriet Annie Dearnley was born about May 1869 at Worsbrough, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England.
Harriet Annie Dearnley was the daughter of Firth Dearnley and Mary Jane Robinson.
Harriet Annie Dearnley was baptised on 26 December 1869 at Worsbrough, Yorkshire, England.
Harriet Annie Dearnley married Harry Hodgson about May 1894 at Barnsley, Yorkshire, England.
John Dearnley was born about February 1876 at Worsbrough Bridge, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England,
John Dearnley was the son of Firth Dearnley and Mary Jane Robinson.
John Dearnley was baptised on 10 May 1889 at Worsbrough, Yorkshire, England.
John Dearnley began military service on 7 May 1902
Attestation date: 7 May 1902
Term: 6 years
Age at attestation: 24 years 10 months
Trade or calling: Boilersmith
Name of present (or former) Master: R. Morris, Gas Works, Driffield, Yorkshire
Last 12 months residence: 13 Doncaster Road, Barnsley, Yorkshire
Marital status: Single
No. of children under 14 yrs of age:
Born: Worsbro Bridge, Barnsley, Yorkshire
Height: 5 ft 1 1/2 in
Weight (lb.): 124
Chest min (inches): 34 1/2
Chest max (inches): 36 1/2
Hair: Light Brown
Distinctive marks: Scar middle of forehead high up
Next of Kin: Mary Jane Wordsworth, Mother, 1 Rawson Building, Worsbrobridge, Nr Barnsley
Discharged: 23 May 1903 Discharged by purchase, on payment of £2.
End of Military Service:
John Dearnley ended military service on 23 May 1903.
John Dearnley married Amelia Agnes Vernon, daughter of James Vernon and Harriet (?), about August 1905 at Ecclesall Bierlow, England.
John Dearnley died on 23 October 1912 at Doncaster, Yorkshire, England,
He was killed working as a miner when a rivet gun mis-fired and struck him on the head. He was sent home and went to bed where he never woke up. Firth did not remember very much about John Dearnley having been about 4 when he died.
source: Lindsey Dearnley.
The accdent happened at Maltby Main Collier. 22 Oct 1912.
Mary Ellen Dearnley
Mary Ellen Dearnley was born about November 1870 at Worsbrough, Barnsley, Yorkshire, England.
Mary Ellen Dearnley was the daughter of Firth Dearnley and Mary Jane Robinson.
Mary Ellen Dearnley was baptised on 25 December 1872 at St. Thomas' Church, Worsbrough, Yorkshire, England.
Mary Ellen Dearnley married William Chapman on 14 March 1893 at St. John the Evangelist, Denby, Yorkshire, England,
William Chapman 23 Bachelor, Collier res: Worsborough fa: ___ Chapman, Labourer
Mary Ellen Dearnley 22 Spinster, --- res: Denby fa: Firth Dearnley, Collier
Witnesses: Ernest J Moore & Joseph Gaunt.
Mary Ellen Dearnley and Fred Heppenstall were in a long-term relationship from about 1895.