Who are Lucy Hirst's (b.1852) parents?

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Lucy Hirst (b.1852 in West Yorkshire)) was married to John Castle (b.1847 in Scholes, Yorkshire) on Dec 25th, 1869 at Lydgate Presbyterian Church, Wooldale, Yorkshire). They had at least 7 children; Hugh (b.1870), Frederick William (b.1872), Sam (b.1874), Annie (b.1877), Luther (b.1879), Harriet (b.1880), Herman (b.1887), Emily (b.1892).

I am searching for Lucy's parents. Any assistance would be appreciated..
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hi anonymous, first of all thanks for great detail in supporting info as it makes it much easier to help!
Lucy and her husband are visible in the 2 April 1871 census (http://www.findmypast.co.uk/) with their first son Hugh which gives us her birth location - the image shows Kirkburton, Yorks which is approx 4kms WNW of Wooldale, and that parish is also within the registration district of Huddersfield (refer http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/huddersfield.html)...
CASTLE, John Head M 24 1847 Yorkshire
CASTLE, Lucy Wife F 19 1852 Yorkshire
CASTLE, Hugh Son M 0 1871 Yorkshire
CASTLE, John Grandfather M 68 1803 Yorkshire
Piece: 4350 Folio: 60 Page: 12      Registration District: Huddersfield Civil Parish: Wooldale Municipal Borough: Address: Water Row New Mill, Wooldale County: Yorkshire
Although there are six West Riding Lucy Hirst births between Q1 1850 and Q4 1855, in the UK BMD (http://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/search.pl), it seems very likely that the only one in Huddersfield in 1852 is her...
Q2 1852 Births, HIRST Lucy Jane, Huddersfield, Vol: 9a, Page: 341
If you order her certificate from the General Register Office (http://www.gro.gov.uk/gro/content/certificates/default.asp) you can then be certain of her parents.
Normally checking earlier censuses (1861) would identify her parents but in this case three Lucy Hirsts are in the area and the most likely looking one based on location has the wrong middle initial, so its safer to get the birth certficate and then work out the correct census family from that.
by Wombat Allen G2G6 Mach 2 (22.1k points)
Are you sure it is Lucy Jane?

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