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Davenport Family - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
Looking for information on my Great aunt Harriet Davenport born in Blackburn 1884. Harriet died in 1951, she never married apparently. She had a brother Frank Davenport born 1886 and their parents were Elizabeth and Jabez Davenport. Elizabeth had two other children prior to her marriage to Jabez, James Burns born 1874 and William Burns 1880. In the 1901 census the family all lived at 23 Eden street Blackburn. Any information on the family would be much appreciated thanks katrina Australia
Family Surnames: Davenport Family Blackburn
sowerbutts - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
Sowerbutts family - balderstone, mellor 1700s Richard b1708, Thomas bc1735, Thomas b1781 Marriages to Sarah Grinrod, Ann Balshaw, Catherine Shorrocks respectively. Info re Chapel House and Old Chapel House Balderstone
Family Surnames: Sowerbutts Grinrod Balshaw Shorrocks
Walmsley Family - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
Researching John Walmsley family. Born in Blackburn in 1825/26 or so, married Isabella Abbot born in Walton Le Dale in 1840. Married in around 1856 in Preston. ANY information on John or Isabella is appreciated!
Stirrup/Taylor/Bullough - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
I am researching the Stirrup and Taylor families of Blackburn, specifically in the 1800's and early 1900's. Some family lines include James Stirrup and Ann Bullough; also John W. Taylor and Mary Ellen Stirrup. Any help is appreciated.
Family Surnames: Stirrup, Taylor, Bullough
May - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
Looking for family links to John May, painter, born Blackburn 1862/63. His father is shown on marriage cert as William May but I have not been able to confirm this is correct. I have a photo taken in a Blackburn studio with notes on the back confirming John as a lad with his mother (un-named)and Margaret Ellen (believed to be an older sister to John). John married Hannah Rea in 1893 at Kings Norton, Midlands.
Family Surnames: May Rea
FIELDING/ LEACH/ CLARKSON - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
Hi, I'm trying to research my family tree. We originate from Blackburn Lancashire... John William Fielding m. Mary Jane LEACH, their children were twins Maud & Ellen Fielding b. Nov 12 1882 at 52 Church St Gt Harwood Blackburn, Lancashire UK. Maud married Richard Clarkson and their children were Elsie, Arthur, Maud and Bessie. Any help would be much appreciated Thanks Tina
Family Surnames: Fielding Leach Clarkson
Spencer / Wild - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
Looking for info on my GGGrandparents John Spencer, b. abt. 1863 in West Derby, Liverpool. He was a house joiner. He married Isabella Wild in 1888. John's father was George Spencer married to Dorothy Newby. George was born in Ulverstone, Lancashire. Isabellas mothers name was Sarah, I beleive she died in Blackburn in 1906. Thanks for any and all help, Jeff
Family Surnames: Spencer,Wild
TAYLOR Family Blackburn - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
I am seeking any information on Thomas Taylor born c.1821 Blackburn, father listed as John Taylor, Occupation:Dyer, on marriage cert. Thomas married Eliza Kate Parkes, Bethnal Green in Dec 1854. Any information very much appreciated. Jean in Australia
Family Surnames: Taylor
JOHN HARRISON - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
Looking for any information on John Harrison born in Blackburn about the 1820 s. He was sent to Australia as a convict in the 1840s. Thanks Brian
Family Surnames: Harrison
Elleray - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
Any info on our surname Elleray would be appreciated. Kennth James Elleray was born here. Left for Canada with Herbert and Ethel Elleray in 1949??? Herbert may have had a brother named Jack that left for Australia and was in the Airforce and may have been the Australian Airforce. Thanks, Brian
Family Surnames: Elleray
hopkins - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
starting a hopkins search. William Edward Hopkins Married Hannah Roney in Haslingden, Lancs had 2 children Thomas & henry(Harry) who moved to Scarborough North Yorks. Why moved to Scarborough? any help, please.
Family Surnames: Hopkins-Roney
Houlker family - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
Hi I am researching the Houlker family who originated from Mellor and Ramsgreave Blackburn. John Houlker born 1796 and his children John born 1826, Thomas born 1836 and Alice born 1838. There may also have been another child William born around 1818. Would appreciate any information. Thank you Margaret
Family Surnames: Houlker
RAY - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
Originally from Bolton. 1 ginger Stanley Ray- 2 sons. Harold and George. George gay 1 police man with Lancs. Const - 2 sons. Nigel and David. David ray
Family Surnames: Ray Lyme Regis Blackburn Bolton
Robinson - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
I am looking for connections with Thomas Robinson, Cotton Spinner, born 1781, possibly in Draughton, Skipton. His address was in Livesey when he married Martha Cronshaw on 2 March 1802, in Great Harwood. Later they lived at Witton. They seem to have had two children, Elizabeth and John.
Elizabeth Holmes b - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
My GG Grandmother Elizabeth Holmes b abt 1827 in Blackburn Lancashire married William Davis (unsure where.)There is no trace of a marriage of William Davis to Elizabeth Holmes in the Birmingham registers. So they could have been married elsewhere or it could have been Elizabeth's second marriage to William Davis. Her maiden name may be different. They appear on 1851 census living in Birmingham with daughter Eliza. They later had more children - Sarah, Samuel and William. I have a copy of Samuel's birth certificate and it has his mother's name as 'formerley Holmes' Does this suggest it wasn't her maiden name?? Any help would be appreciated.
Family Surnames: Holmes
FIELDING - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
Looking for info on Peter FIELDING born March 19, 1770 in Blackburn. Or his relative Mary FIELDING born October 23, 1749 in Greenwich. Connecticut, USA.
Family Surnames: Fielding
UNSWORTH - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
Joe Unsworth migrated to Australia circa 1925, sister Agnes married Arthur Ashworth, daughters Margaret and Elizabeth, sister Elizabeth married ?, daughter Elizabeth, lived in Bolton. Joe orphaned at 8 in 1912 raised in St Helens by aunts. Mother may be Agnes Madden.
Family Surnames: Unsworth, Ashworth, Madden
Grandfather - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
David married Alice Bamford 1900s', had 2 daughters, Elsie and Olive. Moved to Morcombe 1930s', Alice passed away, shortly after Olive died at the age of 23, They had a teahouse. Elsie was my Mom, she married James Ainsworth in the States, played semi pro soccer, 1929
Family Surnames: Isherwood
David Isherwood - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
Married Alice Bamford early 1900s'. Had two girls (Elsie 1910, Olive 1915
Family Surnames: Isherwood
walne families lancashire. - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
I am looking for details on all walnes in Lancashire, especially the Blackburn and Claytonle dale areas, Anyone with Walne family history please contact me.
Family Surnames: Walne
hesmondhalgh - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
I am looking for an Ann Hesmondhalgh b1835/6 who married James Walne b1833?. They married in 1852. Anyone with any info, please contact! Also anyone with details of the Murder of Ann Walne of Ribchester in about 1863. Was she James's mother and Ann Hesmonhalghs mother-in-law?
Family Surnames: Hesmondhalgh Walne
Stephenson - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
Anyone with info on Margaret Stephenson born in Woodlands Durham, loving in Clitheroe in 1901. She had an illegitimate daughter with her: Mary Stephenson, also born Durham.
Family Surnames: Stephenson
mary clarke and john Walne - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
I am looking for info regarding the family of Mary Clarke born in Ormskirk. She married John Walne b 1863 and they lived in blackburn. Anyone with Clarke or Walne info, please HELP!
Family Surnames: Clarke Walne
kenyon - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
i am looking for info on mary kenyon she married a christopher stockdale in 1821 at St. Mary Vigin,in blackburn.she was born in blackburn in 1801/3 pat
Family Surnames: Kenyon
Robert Cairns - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
I am looking for my granduncle, Robert Cairns, who was born in Monaghan, Ireland, in 1884. His family moved to Belfast in 1889 or 1890. He fought, probably with the Royal Irish Rifles, in WWI. Family story says he met and married an English nurse, settled in Blackburn, and had two daughters. I have had no luck in finding him, and don't know the name of the nurse he married. Any information about Robert would be greatly appreciated.
Family Surnames: Cairns
varey/young/richardson - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
I just came across the surname varey.My gggrandmother was called Elizabeth Varey,she married Henry Swales her parents were Joseph Varey and Christiania Varey ms forrest.They were hawkers general dealers they traveled around Cumbria,north east,and Scotland,where my grandmother settled.If anyone has information on the family it would be great as it is difficult to find out where they were born as they travelled about so much.
Family Surnames: Varey/Swales
Cannon - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
Looking for descendants of Mary Cannnon in Blackburn, later nineteenth century. Associated names; Duerden, Facit, Stopforth
Family Surnames: Cannon, Duerden, Facit, Stopforth
Boardman - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
I am looking for any information concerning members of the Boardman family from Blackburn- Lancashire. I can only guess at the dates; my father (Bryan) born in the 1960's, however i am unsure of his fathers (also Bryan) details. I am also aware of a Clara Boardman- although i am not sure who she was in relation.
Family Surnames: Boardman
ATKINSON 1841 CENSUS - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
Trying to connect THOMAS ATKINSON believed to have resided in Blackburn (1841 CENSUS)was christened Blackburn 1824, and believed to have been a member of the Atkinson Family of John Street Rochdale (1841 Census)- John, Phoebe, Isabella and Matthew. If anyone can help it would be appreciated.
Family Surnames: Atkinson
Fyles - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
Looking for information about Fyles family, lived at Eanam near the canal. They were boatmen on the Leeds Liverpool Canal, some family members lived in Dock street again near the canal. They eventually moved back to Orsmkirk and Southport area. I'm looking at dates from 1920 - 1940's. Any information would be welcome.
Family Surnames: Fyles
STAZAKER/SLATER - Blackburn - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
Hi I'm looking for any information on my paternal grandmother Mary Agnes Stazaker born c 1890. She married a Thomas Slater in 1906 in BLACKBURN, Lancashire. They went on to have Thomas (c1911), Leslie 1921, Irene 1916, David c1914 and Gladys c1913. Any information would be great. Thank you Kate
Family Surnames: Stazaker - Slater
Alice Brown - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
My wife's Gmother, Alice Brown was born 17/5/1877 @ Blackburn, in 1898 married Arthur Eddleston (1/4/1877, Blackburn). We think her parents were William Brown/Ann Unsworth, but data is vague. Any information would be greatly appreciated
Family Surnames: Brown, Eddleston, Unsworth
blackburn - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
looking for details of mary ann and janet mcfadden born in scotland cambuslang area and moved to blackburn father john mother mary. mary died in blackburn in 1900 dont know where father went to after wife died family thought ha may have remarried other siblings where richard who died in the somme in 1916 played football for clapton orient michael thomas john francis
Family Surnames: Mcfadden
HUDSON, MELIA - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
Looking for Hudson relatives who may be connected with Melias in the nineteenth century.
Family Surnames: Hudson, Melia
Banks/Dawson - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
I am looking for any information on James Banks and Elizabeth A Dawson. They married in Whitehaven in 1898 and moved to Charlotte Street, Blackburn. In the 1901 census they had a son, James Thomas Coulson Banks age 1. Elizabeth was my Great Aunt and I would like any info on what became of the family, especially where she is buried.
Family Surnames: Banks Dawson
Hargreaves Longworth Relatives - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
Looking for relatives of Fred Hargreaves and Ethel Longworth who were married in late 1920s or the 1930s in either St. Francis' Church or All Saint's Church. The Rev. D.LI. Jones, vicar, officiated. Bride's father was Edwin Longworth and her sister, Mary Longworth. The bride was captain of St. Francis' Girl Guides and the groom was organist at All Saints'Church. The couple lived for a while at 49, Preston Old-road, Cherry Tree. Groom's relatives (brothers?) Joseph Hargreaves and Allan Hargreaves. My mother who is now 93 was a Longworth. Edwin Longworth was her father's (James Thomas Longworth) cousin. I would love to connect with any relatives of the above mentined Hargreaves or Longworth families. We now live in the Vancouver area of Canada.
Family Surnames: Hargreaves Longworth
Revd Thomas Holme - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
Looking for information on the Revd Thomas Holme who owned lands in the Witton area of Blackburn in 1738, maybe related to John Holme Vicar of Blackburn from 1706 until his death in 1738.
Family Surnames: Holme
I am trying to find more about my father, i think he was born in Blackburn/Preston/Bury in around 1904-06. His name was John Joshua Smythe on his birth cerificate, although was known to all as Jack Smith. His father, i think, was a wheelwright.All i know is that he may of had a twin brother who died at birth or very young. My father married an Irish girl from Limerick, Evelyn Clarke and they lived in the Preston,(she had 2 sisters Eileen,Angela,who lived in the Preston, Birkenhead area). Birkenhead,or Manchester area,before going to Wales where my eldest sister was born. Thenst to Eire where another sister and brother were born,they then settled in Luton.My father was a steel erector and worked in blitz clearance demolition in Manchester during and after the war does the above ring any bells with anyone.
Family Surnames: Smith ,Smythe, Joshua,John,Jack
EVELYN ,ANGELA,PATRICK, LIMERICK? - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
Can anyone i Eire help? i would like to know more about my mothers family, her name was Evelyn Clarke and she was born in Limerick 1930s. she had a brother Patrick and i think 3 sisters,Angela,Eileen, and Maisy. I believe her father was a stone mason, though i could be wrong. I would be grateful for any assistance.I believe they were closely connected to a Brown family of Limerick.
Family Surnames: Clarke
Grandfather John and Father Arthur Hosker of Blackburn - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
John Hosker had an only child "Arthur" born on the 19.03.1920. Arthur joined the Royal Artillary in 1940 and after the War married Joan Payton and settled in Warrington where he worked in the Museum. Any information about his childhood, Army experiences or other distant relations from the Blackburn area would be welcome.
Family Surnames: Hosker
Barnes/duckworth - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
Hi i am researching james Barnes B 1780 Blackburn - he allegedly married a Phoebe Duckworth ( info given by others not connected to my family) - i can find no evidence to this information. Throughout the census she calls herself Nancy, or Ann - supposedly born Newcastle , Staffordshire. B1787 cerca. poss 1779. if anyone has any info on the Barnes / Duckworth marriage or has info regaring james Barnes B1780 i would be greatly appreciative.
Family Surnames: James Barnes/ Duckworth
Hartley - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
I am looking for information on John Patrick or Patrick John Hartley born 1875 possibly in Barrowford, married Sarah Crossland in 1893 in Blackburn. Any help greatly appreciated. Thanks
Family Surnames: Crossland
wilson - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
Looking for family of Eric Wilson, Blackburn married Agnes E Clayton then divorced (early 1920,s)Agnes friend of Kathleen Ferrier anyone know them? Agnes was daughter if Ernest Clayton.
Family Surnames: Wilson
Slaters - Blackburn - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
I am looking for information on John or Sarah Slater, living in Blackburn around the 1940's. Sarah died before John, but I cannot find her death, He was still alive in 1945. Living in the Audley area. Any help much appreciated. Thanks
Family Surnames: Slater (Nee Walmsley)
Read - Wilson - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
I am looking for information about Henry Read of Wheatley lane Fence, or his daughter Mary Wilson. Henry died in 1816 and left Mary as his only living relative. She appears to have had a son - John and was living in the Preston area. Any help much appreciated. Thanks
Family Surnames: Read Wilson
williams - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
looking for my sister mary elizabeth williams, last knowm address rothesy road blackburn.her first husband was a frederick scott,she had three children jason, lee, michael. her d.o.b. 26/10/1946.
Family Surnames: Williams
Beardsworth in Blackburn ca 1780 - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
I am researching my brother-in-law's tree. He is descended from Edward Beardsworth born ca 1800 who married a Mary ca 1820. Their children (according to the 1841 census) were Thomas born 1820 who became a shoemaker, William ca 1825, John 1825, Edward 1827, George or Gregor 1829, Richard 1831, James 1833 & Mary 1837. According to the IGI C162161 they also had Ellen 1823. Edward snr died between 1837 & 1841 probably 1840 Q 3. John married Mary Duxbury in 1847 & their children were Ann Ellen 1848, Thomas 1849, William 1852, Mary 1854, Margaret 1856, John Edward 1861, James 1862, Elizabeth 1864 & Matilda 1867 who was my brother-in-law's grandmother. She married George Barton born 1844 in Cockermouth (who had previously been married to Eleanor Armstrong from Carlisle). I would love information on any of the people in this tree please also any information as to the name of the Mary who married Edward in about 1820. Many thanks.
Family Surnames: Beardsworth, Duxbury
the Smiths of Blackburn - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
I am looking for Smiths who live in Blackburn and who had relatives who lived in the St Albans/ Primrose Bank/Moss street area at the turn of the 1900's up to 1950. The original Family came from Cowling in the west riding of Yorkshire via Manchester.Please if you are connected to a smith or have a Smith in Your family let me Know.Associated names are Maxwell , Ganley, hearne and Ellis
Family Surnames: Smith
I am researching Volney RAMSDEN (b Bolton 1855). This research is part of a project looking at the influence of the French freethinker, Comte de Volney, whose writings inspired many working people in the US and the UK to the extent that geographical features and children were named after him. If there is anyone out there who has information about the parents of Volney Ramsden or about the material available in working men's reading rooms and circulating libraries in Lancashire or elsewhere in the 18th and 19th C, I'd be extremely grateful if they would get in touch
Family Surnames: Ramsden, Volney
Banks of Gt Harwood - (Blackburn - Lancashire)
Looking for any relatives of the following. Moved from Clapham, WR Yorkshire after 1851. Thanks. 1861 Lancashire England Census 247 St Hubert Street BANKS Mary Ann Widow 64 ;BANKS Isabella 37 ;BANKS William 33 ;BANKS Nancy 26 ;BANKS Betty 22 ;BANKS Mary Ann 14 ;BANKS Jane 07. 1871 Lancashire England Census 26 Snt Hubert Street SCHAFER Henry 26 ;SCHAFER Mary(Banks)24 next door: 26 Snt Hubert Street BANKS Mary 73 Housekeeper ;BANKS Isabella 46 ;BANKS Betey 32;BANKS George 40 ;BANKS Mary E. 05 ;BANKS Margaret A. 03
Family Surnames: Banks/Schafer
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