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Birkenhead St Mary Ch/CP was a Civil Parish in the county of Cheshire, in England. It was also known as Birkenhead. It was part of Birkenhead RegD/PLU (1891-1930); Wirral RegD/PLU (1836-1891); Wirral Hundred; B... more
 
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red mail Povall
Charles and John Povall settled in Natal South Africa around 1840. I presume they were brothers and have found out that Charles was baptised in Liverpool in 1820. Can anyone help with names of parents and any siblings who remained in England. I have details of both their spouses plus children's names and birth dates.
Cartwright / Houldin
I am currently working on my tree and would appreciate any information on Cartwright / Houldin families from Birkenhead. I have managed to find info on Cartwright side from as early as 1700 but not finding information on Houldin side as easy. Would be great to share info with anyone connected to my tree :)
red mail Fitzpatrick
I'm searching for information on Michael Fitzpatrick and his wife Sarah (poss nee Byrns) They came from Wicklow Ireland around 1850 and had 4 children James,Mary,Sarah and Thomas .Sarah died in 1867 and Michael in 1873.Mary attended St Albans school and then moved to Sheffield around 1875 and married George Wells in 1878.any info appreciated.
red mail James Mills of Birkenhead
I am researching James Mills who was in Birkenhead in the 1940's. I think he was a travelling salesman before the war. He served in the army in Singapore or Malaysia and was killed in Java in 1945. Pat
Aileen Clarke
Aileen Clarke was born in the Birkenhead registration district in 1925. Her mother was Bessie Clarke from Kendal, Westmorland, who was unmarried. Although Bessie gave birth to Aileen in Birkenhead, it is believed that she had been staying with her cousin Florrence in Upper Parliament Street, Liverpool for a short while before giving birth. Soon after Aileen was born, Bessie returned to her family in Kendal without Aileen. It is assumed that Aileen was adopted. What happened to Aileen? Bessie subsequently married, had a family and grandchildren. Any information about Aileen or Bessie will be most welcome.
red mail gamlin furniture
i am trying to find furniture that was made by my grt grt grt grandfather. he was james gamlin and a cabinet/carpenter and had a large premisis on claughton rd wer the asda an carpark are now. i would love to locate some of his works as i do believe there are some pieces still around . Lynda x
Edward Hughes
Trying to find information on Edward Hughes b 1836 in Meliden Wales. H e was married to Catherine b 1848 in Llandymog Edward was a coal merchant. They had one son and 3 daughters.
red mail Thomas, Lucy Elizabeth and Mabel Bowen
This couple and their daughter lived at 25B Grange Lane, Birkenhead in the 1860's Mabel was born in 1862. Her father Thomas was a ship owner/wool/cotton merchant This address is now the birkenhead shopping centre. Any information would be greatly appreciated as I am researching my husbands family.
red mail Jeanette Foster
I am looking for details about Jeanette Foster, known to be from Birkenhead, and who is the daughter of John and Kath Lawrence also of Birkenhead. She was married to Steve Foster and they had three sons: Stephen, Gary and David. Anyone researching this family's history or knows of any of their whereabouts, please contact me. Thanks.
red mail Searching for great-grandparents place of birth
Trying to find any information on my great-grandfather JAMES KAVANAGH and his wife ELIZABETH SMITH. Both were born in Ireland - don't know where in 1848/9. They married at St. Laurence's church and lived near Price Street area. I would like to know exactly where they were born but as this was the time of the Famine records are hard to come by. I have also heard that he may have died at sea enroute to the U.S. afor a better life! This would have been about 1890?? and do not know how to find that information. No record of his death on any of the websites. Any help would be appreciated. Angela
red mail Beverly Pritchard, Birkenhead
I'm looking for the above lady who was born approx 1965. In 1983 Beverly's father had recently passed away and she had 2 brothers aged 25 and 17. Her boyfriend at the time was Nicholas who was undertaking training as a fitter but that is all that is known of him. If anyone has any information on Beverly or her family I would be very grateful to hear from you.
red mail Patrick Devlin
Looking for information regarding Patrick Devlin, married Mary Jane Porter at St. Werburghs church in June 1873 and had 12 children. 1911 census has them living at 19 Livingstone Street, Birkenhead. Particularly interested in their youngest daughter, Mary Ann Devlin, born in 1896 at 46 Eldon Street. Any informtion would be greatly appreciated. Alan, Isle of Man.
red mail Gamlin diningroom chairs
I was asked to re-web and recover 8 oak dining room chairs for a client of mine. Their was a stamp underneath the two main carver chairs...Gamlin, made in Birkenhead, England...which I searched on the internet and came up with this...any other history about the chairs would be greatly appreciated. I can send pictures to family members on request. Debbie
RIMMERS of Birkenhead and Tranmere
Does anyone have any Identified photographs of EDWIN RIMMER (b1835 Chester; d1901 Tranmere) and his wife ELLEN (nee Jones; b1838 Tranmere; d1911 Tranmere) and/or their 10 children:- Dora (Bather) b1857, Henry b1859, Joshua b1861, Martha Jane (Tickle) b1863, Hannah (Chesworth) b1866, Jessie (Parker) b1869, Edwin b1870, Charles b1873, Margaret (Green) b1876, Albert b1879 ??? I have a very old family photograph album with photographs dating from the 1880s(approx) to 1920s. Most people I do not know or from which side of my family. I would be delighted to show this album to any descendants of EDWIN and ELLEN Rimmer
red mail Frederick H. Glover
I have found that my relative Frederick H. Glover was from Cheshire and seeking any information before he came to the US...
red mail Reverend Joseph Davies
I am a grandson of the above mentioned gentleman. I have currently traced my family tree back to him, and also have two books wriiten by him on the baptist church in Birkenhead. The books are in welsh, which I unfortunately have not been able to learn. I wonder if anyone knows where he was born, or preached, before he came to Birkenhead. David
red mail Thomas Walker
I am researching a Thomas Walker, who married ann woollam at st. Mary's Church birken head in 1851.
red mail William Williams b. 1844 d. 1920
I am looking for information on William Williams who had a "Furniture Removal" business around 1890 - 1900. Two of his sons were also business owners in the Wallasay area. Thomas Albert Williams owned the "Wallasay Grotto" and George Frederick Williams was the owner of the "Waterlily Hand Laundry". Both were in operation as late as 1925.
william henry hughes
HUGHES WILLIAM HENRY. Born1879 was killed in CLOVERS SHIPYARD June 1916 can anyone look at archives of death in Birkenhead News about this time he was my grandfather but I live overseas and cannot access this file.
red mail BRUCE family around 1860 - 1872 in Birkenhead
Henrietta Elizabeth (maiden name Wiltshire, b. around 1829/1933) had 4 children with her in Birkenhead, Cheshire - Minnie, Blanche, Alice, John Alexander. Cannot find any information regarding her first marriage to John Alexander Bruce She did marry George J. Corlett in 1871. Have confirmation of the Corlett marriage. Any information or pointers would be welcome.
red mail All saints home 1 christ church road Birkenhead
has anybody have any info on this girls home, I cannot seem to find anything on it??
red mail GLOVER
Looking for details of a Milnes GLOVER who was partner in a grocery business with his cousin Jane Sanders in Birkenhead. 1861 Census shows him residing with her at 10 Monks Rd, Birkenhead.
red mail SANDERS
Looking for any information on my G/G Aunt Jane Sanders who was a widow and owned a gorcery shop in Birkenhead. Jane was born in about 1818 and died in 1905, burial at St Marys's Birkenhead. According to the Census for 1861 her address was then 10 Monk Street.
red mail Eric FOSTER
I am trying to trace my ancestry and need information about my father Eric Foster 1925-2003. He lived in Birkenhead, in Elgin Street as a child and a young man. Also any info re his parents and family would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Norma
red mail ROBERTS Ruth Audrey
Looking for Amanda and David born during 1950's. Children of Ruth who may have surnames of Roberts, Adams or Fiddiman. Ruth was initially married to Edward P Adams born in Birkenhead but may have reverted to her maiden name.
red mail Coyle, Simpson and Garner families
George Coyle born 1893 Birkenhead married Evelyne Phyllis Simpson in 1914. George died during WW1 in 1919. His name appears on the war memorial at Hamilton Square. Evelyne married in the same year as George's death to Robert Thomas Garner. Evelyne was known as nanny garner but the family did not know why until recently. Anyhow I am looking for any information on either husbands and if they appear on any census about 1890, 1891 and 1901 and 1911. I know there where alot of Coyle's in Birkenhead but this family was from Thornton Street. Thanks for any input.
red mail Thomas's
I have 2 birth dates for a Henry Thomas, one 1843 the other 1852 ,the certificate we have is for 1852 at Birkenhead. It states his mother was a Bridget Mannion , father William Watkin Thomas . William and Bridget married in 1851 , it gave William as being a widower. Does anybody know who his first wife was. Henry Thomas married a Mary Griffiths in 1871 at Llanfyllin Montgomeryshire, we are sure of that. Can anybody help with this family. Regards Thomas
red mail Buckley - Birkenhead / Ireland
I am tracing my family tree and have hit a brick wall regarding my Paternal great grandmother Sarah Buckley (b1863 to Thomas and Rose, both from Ireland Sarah had 6 sisters - Mary(b1844), Winifred(b1846), Catherine(b1847), Rosannah(b1850), Ellen(b1853)& Margaret(b1857) also 3 brothers Maurice(b1854 d1900), James (b1859) & Joseph (b1861 d1893). Sarah (unfortunately out of wedlock) had my grandfather Francis in 1902, and I have found her in the 1911 census as living with her brother James and Francis in Cleveland Street. From this I can find no records of marriage nor death for her and I was hoping someone would know anything more or even her mothers maiden name so I can progress back into the tree.
red mail Thomas Blower
Does anyone have access to old newspapers etc? Thomas was killed in an accident in 1925 aged 21 years. His death is recorded on the BMD as the Wallasey area. He was from Shrewsbury but he was either the driver of the lorry or a passenger.
red mail doris SMITH known as DOLLY
I am looking for information regarding doris smith known as Dolly... she is my aunt on my mothers side and the information i have is that she married a William J HUNT in 1944. she divorced and then went on to marry a Kenneth Phillips and i think he came from cornwall, she lived in Cornwall for many years having children by the names of Tony, elizabeth,peter aurther and i think Val , i cannot find any document for her marriage to ken, or the bith of her children,
red mail Byrnes and Crowden
Margaret H Crowden married Simpson J Byrnes in the Wirral in 1936. They had five children up to 1950. I'd be keen to hear from any descendants.
red mail adderley
looking for decendents of Edmund Adderley who was landlord of the Copple House hotel in Liverpool 1955 then moved to a pub in Birkenhead. thanks Sheila.
red mail George Richard Pritchard born 1944 Birkenhead
I am looking for a George Richard Pritchard who was born to Eileen Mary Irving, father's name was Percy Walker in Birkenhead. He has a half brother also Percy who would like to know what became of him. Percy has tried numerous ways to track him but has had no joy. We have been told that George might of moved to the London area. I would like to make an Uncle very happy by finding George.Thanks
red mail WILLIAM MURPHY
I am searching for info about my paternal g/father William Murphy from Birkenhead.It is thought that he was born in Limerick c. 1885. He was a seaman for most of his life and is thought to have been a steward. He served in the Kings Irish Regiment during WW1 but was invalided out.He married an Elizabeth Hamilton in 1917 and their children were;Frederick,Letitia(Lettie),Lesley,John,William.G/father died in 1935 and the address given at that time was Knocklaid Street, Liverpool 13.G/mother died c1968. Either my g/father or g/mother siblings are thought to have been called, Sally,Mary, Margaret,William.
John WICKETT b1919
Percival Wickett & Daisy Atrill had one child born in Devonport, Devon and the rest in Birkenhead. They then moved to Bristol. We have accounted for all of them except John - who no-one in the family has heard of! I cannot find a death that fits, so has anyone any idea what happened to him please?
red mail SPROUT & WARWICK
My late grandfather, Eldon Warwick was an architect and he and his partner, Mr Sprout designed the library that was demolished to make way for the Mersey Tunnel. I would like to find out what became of the firm and Mr Sprout.
Warwick Henry Gardner
Interested to hear from anyone who may be connected or know of a Warwick Henry Gardner.He was born in 1922 in Birkenhead and died there in 1996.Also his brother William Alfred Gardner who was born c 1924 also Birkenhead.His last known address was in Whitfield Lane,Heswall.They are distantly related to me and would be interested to find out more about that side of my family tree.
red mail George Waters: Railway manager
Looking for any info on George Waters, a railway shipping agent, who lived and worked close to the ferry terminals in the 1850s. George was an unusual character who moved on every couple of years, usually with a new woman, but was highly regarded by the railway companies as a logistics troubleshooter. I would like to be able to 'flesh out' his life a bit more during the period he was in Birkenhead.
red mail William Hutchinson
William Hutchinson b ca 1853 m 27/10/1879 from 31 Brook Place/Brook St at St Nicholas chapel, Copperas Hill, Liverpool(fthr John Hutchinson, farmer dec'd) to Mary Shields b 24/dec 1850 (fthr Daniel Shields dec'd)son Alexander b 1882, dtr Anna b 1884,son William John b 1886 and dtr Elizabeth Agnes b 1891. Family all believed William snr was from scotland having come to Liverpool abt 9yrs old when his mthr remarried-census refs for 1881/1891 state Ireland- no trace 1901 or any 1871 census before marriage in Birkenhead. Was a tailor by trade-wasn't Birkenhead a centre of tailoring about that time??. Was Brook Place(Parish reg) same as Brook St (marr cert).any help very much appreciated.Pat
red mail Robert Anderson
This man was a solicitor practising in Birkenhead/Liverpool in the 1860s and was married to Mary Ann Mullen at a date & place unknown. She was living with her family in the Glasgow area in 1851 but, following the death of her father in 1854 the whole family moved to the Merseyside area for reasons as yet unknown. Any info welcome
red mail Jones family from Vittoria street
My grandparents were Ellis and Mary Jones of Vittoria st . They had a large family with sons Ernest , Bill , Harry , Ellis , Albert plus others and one daughter Elsie . My father was Ernest and migrated to Rhodesia in 1950 . There must be descendents still around Birkenhead . My father married Eileen Majilton
red mail Edwards Family
Looking for information on the Edwards family Father William married Mary Evans. I know of two sons Joseph who went to live in New York and John. The last address for John appears to be Hauley Street Birkenhead but I can not find the street on any information sites.
red mail David Ross search
Henry Lawrence Ross (1838-1894) married to Elizabeth Mcleavy (died 1946)and Sarah Elvis(1840-1883). Father was David Ross, who became the editor and proprietor of the Liverpoole Chronical. Does anyone have any more information regarding this family line?
red mail alice mary moore
a alice mary moore gave birth to my father henry moore in st.catherines hospital in birkenhead on the 25th march 1910 the register states she was 34 at the time, she was my granmother, i can find no way of finding out where she came from and were she went after the birth? anybody any ideas how i can find out.frank
red mail Molyneux/Owens. Seacombe & Birkenhead.
Hi. I am still trying to locate my Grandads family. My Grandad was George Owens born 1879. His parents were William Owens and Hannah Molyneux married 1879. Hannah Molyneux b 1856 Chester, was a twin to William Molyneux. My Grandad had 2 brothers and 2 sisters. I would appreciate any contact from anyone who maybe related to this family. Thanks.
Chapman
Looking for descendants of Mary Davies and husband George Chapman. They married in 1894 in Liverpool. Their children were George, Charles, Harriet, John, Edward, Lilian and Mary. Mary was my grandfather's sister. The family were living in Leinster Street, Birkenhead when the 1911 census was taken, although George junior appears to be at his grandmother's house next door. probably not so many people in there. Any information welcomed. Thank you.
Leonard Griffiths
Looking for information regarding Leonard Griffiths, wife Sarah Hogan and family. He was brother to my father.
red mail Buchanan's Flour & Animal Feed Mills Birkenhead
I would like to hear from any of the ex work force, from either mills A, B or Blue Cross pig feed. I inherited some material. Nice to recall the site layout, interior, and conveyor gantries. May be you worked the silo's on the north or south site, or the floating grain legs. The old rope race engine house and it's hidden secret, and the big fire at the central provender warehouse. Please get in touch.
red mail Lewis and Fogg
Looking for any information on Frances(Fanny) Lewis born about 1834 in Birkenhead. She married Thomas Fogg about 1850-1853 but do not know whether the marriage occured in Cheshire or Canada. She emigrated to Canada and her first son Walter Thomas was born in Canada in 1854. Other children were William Henry, Samuel George, Jane Frances, Charles Robert, Frederick Joseph, and Annie Elizabeth
red mail Hughes Family
Seeking information about a Hughes Family in Birkenhead or area. Father William Wallace Hughes III born approx. 1854, married Ellen (Schultz?) March 20, 1881. Son William Wallace Hughes IV(my Grandfather), born Sept. 14,1884 served in Cheshire regiment from Jan 1903 - Nov 1906,emegrated to U.S. in 1910. Had a brother named Albert.
red mail Broome Family
.My great grandmother was a Broome-She received a letter from Robin Broome April 11th 1913-the return address was The Acres-Barnston Birkenhead-I am doing the Broome geneaology and have most of it when they lived in the US.We have relatives in England and when we took a trip around England I had 1/2 day to find The Acres We found the stone Pillars that marked the estate-a neighbor was curious why we had our picture taken in front of the pillars that was THE "ACRES" and told us the house was around the curve.We knocked on the door and a young lady admitted us and gave us a tour of the house-she was a new owner and did not know the history of the house.Curious about any History of THE ACRES.Thank you
red mail Sherlock-Cullen Families Bootle-Birkenhead
George Sherlock lived in Bootle Vale 1841, draper, commission broker. Left Liverpool 1850 for New Orleans. Presume older children remained. Anxious to learn if oldest son, George E. Sherlock (Jr.), who may have moved to Birkenhead, maybe a victauller, 50 Oliver St, Birkenhead 1849, stayed to raise family in Birkenhead or Area?
red mail CRAY/CREAGH/BYRNE
Any CRAY/CREAGH Family out there? RICHARD CRAY from CO CLARE IRELAND married CATHERINE BYRNE from CO CARLOW early 1860's.Had a shop in PRICE ST BIRKENHEAD. Family names are...CATHERINE,SUSANNAH, AGNES,MICHEAL,JOHN,RICHARD, EDWARD,MARTIN,ELIZABETH,MARY ANNE,BRIDGET and JAMES. SUSANNAH married name is ARLETT. AGNES married WILLIAM JOHN MAGIN at OUR LADYS RC Church Birkenhead. Anyone recognise them ? Many Thanks.
red mail Murphy and Travers Family
I am looking for any information on Bernard Murphy b1831 Ireland (not sure where) and Bridget Travers b1841 Birkenhead. They were married in 1861 and they had the following children: Sarah Jane b1869 who mainly goes by Jane, John b1861, Patrick b1863, Ellen b1864, Elizabeth b1867, Joseph b1871, Bernard b1873 and Thomas b1876. Sarah Jane married George Robinson in 1888 and they had 2 children Joseph Bernard b1890 and Florence Agnes b1888. Any information appreciated
Gostenhofer
I am searching for any information on George & Ida Gostenhofer. My current information has George dying in Birkehead in Dec 1883, at the age of about 23 years. Thanks for anything, Michael in New Zealand
red mail thomson family
hi, I am looking for information regarding the thomson family in birkenhead,firstly andrew ross thomson born 1819,married to margaret nee armstrong in 1842/43 in brydekirk annan. the family moved to birkenhead to reside at 32 pleasant street. the children were mary born 1844 janet born 1850 james born 15/5/1847 james thomson married louisa waller 22/4/1867 both address,s were given as moon street no numbers they were married at st nicholas,s church liverpool the children were james born 17/10/1878 @38 oliver street b/head thomas born28/10/1881 @53 oliver street b/head andrew ross born ? janet born 3/8/1870 @pleasant street b/head robert born 14/4/1861 possibly adopted by andrew ross and louisa james snr died as the result of a shipyard accident louisa died 2/10/1919 thomas waller thomson my grandfather married margaret eleanor boyd 26/12/1906 @st pauls church b/head.their children were louisa jarvie born 17/12/1907 george mc/gregor born 17/8/1911 thomas waller born? james boyd my dad born 13/8/1914 margaret eleanor born 8/6/1916.
Frank and Bella Palmer
I am trying to find out about my great uncle Frank Palmer, born Nottingham 1891. I last have him in 1911 as a carter in Seacombe. I would also like to trace his marriage to Bella, who I only knew as Aunt Bella in the 1950s. She had a good (what I assume to have been) Liverpool accent and I know they lived in Wallasey as my mum could remember going over on a ferry.
red mail Gardner, Harold and Allan
Harold b 1868 and Allan Gardner b 1886 in St Helens in 1868 both moved to Birkenhead in the early 1900's. Allan had one son Allan who married Margaret McIlveen in 1931 in Birkenhead,and died in the 2nd WW. They had 1 son Ronald K Gardner b 1934 and I would be interested to know of their children Alan K Gardner b 1957, Paul D b 1959, Mark S b1964 and Lisa Marie b 1967 in Wallasey. Harold had many children, Elsie, William, Gladys, George, Lena, Horace, Albert and Thomas all born in Birkenhead
red mail Drowning in Birkenhead Lakes in late 1940's early 1950's
Where are/were the Birkenhead Lakes and are there any records of drownings from 1945 to 1955? It is known, that my fathers mother, by adoption, drowned here and I'd like to find more information. Regards Nick
red mail William Edwards Jones born 1917
I am trying to find out more information about William edward Jones, he died in 1976 in bromsgrove, he was born in birkenhead, liverpool and had a sister by the name of Marjorie Jones, his father was called William Edward Jones and we belive he had a younger brother named Alex or Alexander, William lived in Belbroughton in worcestershire and across over areas where he worked as a policeman, i would love to hear any information in regards to his family and history, we believe the family home was 45 Woodville Road Birkenhead 1945. Kind Regards jackie
red mail Owens/Owen
Looking for genealogy help from anyone related to Albert or Arthur Owens/Owen - born circa 1890s-early 1900's. Brother called John deceased in Wallasey in 1937. Another brother lived in Beckwith Street Birkenhead in the 1950's, possibly called Tom or Richard. Any info gratefully accepted.
red mail Robinson Family
My great grandfather was Joseph Robinson born in 1890. According to his marriage certifcate he was a Rifleman in the Kings Royal Rifles and in brackets it says Seaman Merchant Service). He was married in 1915 to Rose Mary Lines. I believe his parents where George and Sarah J Robinson. They had 4 children: Lilian May b1915 (my grandmother), Eileen or Irene b1910, Joseph Bernard (known as Barney) b1922 and Rosetta M born 1920. Any information appreciated.
red mail info of anyone living at 121 elmswood road tranmere wirral
looking for any information as to previouse tenetets or owners of the property, that may of worked on the property or died and may feel close to the house, reasons bein is that we have had a lot of paranormal activity and things bein moved etc...... very nerving, we also seen the figure of a little coloured girl aged 4-5, and the figure i=of a tall man wearing jeans and a white t-shirt, any info would be great thanks
red mail John Farley
Trying to find birth details of my great grandfather John Farley,now thought to have been born in Birkenhead,Cheshire but birth dates vary. On the 1891 Census he was 38 (birth date 1853),1901 Census 46 (birth date 1855).1911 Census aged 56 (birth date 1855) and when he died in 1912 aged 50 (birth date 1862).Married to Elizabeth McConnell(died 1897) with three children two girls Margaret Ann and Mary Ann ( I know all their details) and a son Christopher no trace of him after 1901. although he is noted on his father's death certificate.On the 1901 census both father and son were boarders in Cleckheaton,Yorks. I have explored all the usual avenues but to no avail, any help much appreciated
red mail Leyland in Bidston and Birkenhead
I am looking for information on Leyland/Layland/Lealand living in Bidston and Birkenhead from the late 1700s onwards.
red mail WILLIAMS OF BIRKENHEAD
Seeking any information on William Williams 1863 Birkenhead married to Annie Foster married 1886. Children included James Heron Williams and Frank W Williams.
red mail Thomas Lloyd
looking for information on Thomas George Lloyd, b 1852 in Leasowe Birkenhead Cheshire. Occupation Groom - bus driver in the 1891 census. Married Annie J (unknown) presumed Parsonage from Market Drayton and lived at 9 Thurcaston Rd, Belgrave Leicestershire and 7 Hill St, Leicester. There were 9 children - Lillian E, b. 1880 manchester, Annie Louisa, b. 1882 Manchester, George, b. 1885 Hazel grove Cheshire, Fred P, b. 1888 Manchester, Jennie, b. 1890 Leicester, Philip, b. 1891 Leicester, Margaret, b. 1895 Belgrave, Leicester, Alice and Bessie (twins), b. 1896, Belgrave, Leicester. Thomas and Annie were my grt grandparents and any information would be appreciated.
red mail Gamlin and Furniss
Searching for people interested in the Gamlin's and Furniss's in the 19th Century in Birkenhead.
red mail my grandad arthur talieson jones
i have just found out after years of looking that my grandad was in wirral birkenhead aged 5 . does anybody out there now what happen to the family from then please . his name was arther talieson jones . thank you so much . from denise
red mail O'TOOLE - ilchester square flats
does anyone have photos of them?
red mail Ellen Donigan: Donnigan m. James Waters Birkenhead 1879
My grt grnd mother Ellen Donigan ,Donnigan m my grt grndfthr James Waters 25th July 1879 at the R.C church of St Lawrence Park St, Birkenhead. Ellens address was Beckwith St, Birkenhead. ,her father Thomas( deceased )was a farmer. James was a coke drawer ,address Holme St Crook which is in Co Durham, he appears to have gone to Birkenhead to get married. They returned to Crook where they settled and raised their family. James his parents John Mary and his brothers had earlier come from Ireland , not sure if Ellen came from Ireland as census vary re her place of birth . Ellen's mother may have been called Ann. Ellen had 6 siblings, Sarah b1844, Peter b1845 , Daniel b 1852 Ann Cath b 1855 John b 1859. Would appreciate any info.many thanks
red mail Gaskells of Birkenhead
I am interested in tracing what happened to Harold Gaskell and Herbert Walker Gaskell. They were related to the gaskell family who moved to Birkenhead from Chapel en le Frith in 1845ish. Their brother Norman Gaskell, born 1868, is my great grand father but no one knows what happened to his older brothers
red mail Iden of Birkenhead
Trying to find information about MABEL VICTORIA IDEN and her mother ANNIE DORA IDEN. They lived in Birkenhead. Mabel died in the 1970's and Annie in 1929?
red mail victor thomas bell 1916 birkenhead
hi,im just starting to do my family tree and was wondering if anyone had any information on victor thomas bell or any of his family members?my gran was his sister her name was vera jean ross bell born 1912 in birkenhead im not sure of any other informnation greatfull of any help many thanks
red mail Coulter, Robert & Margaret
looking for information on the above who resided in Birkenhead in the early 1900s. They had children called Mable, Samuel and Margaret. Margaret was born in Birkenhead in 1903. They had moved to Birkenhead from Dublin and had returned to Co Tyrone by 1907.
red mail William Green & Jane Singleton Barber M 1869
The marriage was at Tranmere.On 1881 Census the family was living at 4 Ivy St Birkenhead. Children listed was Jane12 Thomas 9 James6 Edward4 William 2 Harriet2mths. Looking to make contact with descendants of this family please.
red mail Thomas Craven/Mary Hunter
I am looking for any information or anyone, regarding the family of Thomas Craven//born out of wedlock abt 1877. He lived at 39 Bioston Road at time of marriage///Aug 27 1899 at the parish church in parish of St Anne. Mary Hunter was born 1879//father, Alexander and lived at 449 Brook St. They had 2 children I know of : Alexander (went to Canada/my husband's line) born 1902 and Mary born 1900//m. a William Cooper.
red mail Halpin,Lacey families
In 1871 the Halpin family lived at 62 Cloughton Rd Birkenhead. In 1881 they moved to 87 Cloughton Rd In 1891 and 1901 they moved to 44 Oliver St Birkenhead. Father William Halpin born 1843 mother Ann Lynam born 1844 children, Mary Ann b 1867, Susan or Susannah b1871 (my husband's gt grandmother)Joseph b 1874, Andrew b 1875, William b 1877, James b 1884 Catherine b 1880 and Agnes b 1879. Susannah married James Lacey at St Werbergh's church i5/7/1897 Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated.
red mail Warlow - George Picton b. 1869 in Liverpool
I am his granddaughter looking for anyone who has any of his paintings. He was a dentist by profession and amateur artist in his spare time - as was his second wife Bella. In particular I am hoping to find a picture called Fairy Ring depicting a young child sitting in a circle of toadstools. I believe this to be his youngest sibling Thomas Marcus who died at a year. Since the birth of my own grandchild, I am anxious to establish the family likeness as I remember this picture as a child myself. Any help with this or any of his other paintings would be much appreciated.
red mail Lightfoots on the Wirral
I am looking for members of the Lightfoot family who lived around the Bebington/Birkenhead area, particuly John Lightfoot b1816
red mail wilson, of birkenhead
iam searching for any relative,s, william wilson b,1800, d1875.wife mary,1841 census they had son,william b,about1826,henry,1828,john,1831,also a thomas,joseph, mary,and ann.they also had son james born about 1841 but died at the early age of 26 due to a accident,1871 census the wilson,s lived mainly around the george street area, my grandfather william had a butchers shop in watson st,b/about1869,his wife mary who came from shropshire,newport. they had louisa b/about1890,mary b/about1893,(james my father)b/1895 d 1957. john b/about 1899. if there is any descendant,s who are researching the wilson line i would like to hear from you.
red mail Robinson - 62 chester street
Hello. I am looking for any information on my great-grandmother, Agnes Robinson or possibly Agnes Rigby, nee Moran, who gave birth to my grandfather, John Ernest Rigby on 5 June 1921 in Birkenhead Maternity Hospital with home address given as 62 Chester Street, Birkenhead.
red mail walker
im looking for amy dickson who married john henry walker in 1897 in birkenhead they looked after my grandad john lindsay they lived in windsor street they had two daughters one called amy phillis walker the other not known they moved to sophia street liverpool between the years of 1916-1920 if any one has any info please contact me
Haram Family, Birkenhead
Do any descendants of the Haram Family have access to the family history for the Haram family from Birkenhead/Cheshire? Particularly for Benjamin Haram, reporter 1832 - 1897. He is named as the father to a Mary Elizabeth b 1869, Birkenhead, on her marriage certificate. Have traced the life of Benjamin and his two wives but cannot fit in Mary Elizabeth. My wife's family have recorded visiting a large house in Cheshire where Mary was introduced as Benjamin's daughter. Mary proved to be an excellent mother and her three sons all became clergymen.
red mail Looking for ancestors of Henrietta Moore
Looking for ancestors of Henrietta Moore nee Ratcliffe born in Birkenhead 1876. She had a sister named Sarah Ellen born 1873 who married a Thomas Beaver.
red mail kane
any info on my grandfather (Samuel Kane) he married Elizabeth May Ruth many thanks
red mail henrietta downward / william griffiths
they were married 1914. lived in flamank stret birkenhead.had 3 daughters ivy. lily and annie,Annie is deceased now.HENRIETTA DOWNWARD has family relations named kelly, cheese, and walsh does anyone have any information about them as they are my grand parents
red mail Plant family
Searching for the story of Mary Ellen Plant. Mary was born in December 1849. Her mother was Elizabeth Plant, nee Wilson/Willson and her father is given as a Richard Plant on her birth certificate. Address is given as 9 Wood Street, Birkenhead. The problem is that Elizabeth's husband was called JAMES Plant and had been tragically killed by a falling crane on Bidston Hill in 1845. They had married in Bidston in 1841. The Parish Baptism records only record Elizabeth's name, not that of a father. We do not know where James came from, he was not local and we cannot find any trace of him prior to his marriage to Elizabeth in 1841 when he was of 'full' age and living in Bidston. James and 'Betsy' appear on the 1841 census in Noctorum. A Jane Plant's death is recorded in Wallasey aged 0 in 1842, born in1841 - their child? Another child, William was born in 1843/4 in Bidston, father James, Mother Elizabeth, who in 1851 is living with his Wilson grandmother, Sarah and Uncle Joseph. Grandfather William has died. James' father was also James and also a labourer. Parish records do not list the birth of a James or Richard Plant, only his marriage to Elizabeth. James was 26 when he was killed so had been born in approximately 1819. After the birth of Mary Ellen Elizabeth is listed in the 1851 census as a visitor with the McGregor family at 23 Cleveland Street, Birkenhead with Mary Ellen but not William who is with her parents. There is no Richard. In 1861 Elizabeth marries Thomas Gregson. She is 39 and a widow, he is 48 and a widower. They are together on the 1861 census with his children, Anne, John and William. Mary,now going by the name Ellen, aged 17, marries William Holliday in Liverpool in 1866, giving James Plant as her father's name. Both give Upper Milk Street as their address. They are back in Birkenhead in 1868 when their son, John, is born and she still goes by the name Ellen. We really want to know who Mary Ellen's father was - the mysterious Richard. Was there a brother? We can't find him anywhere. Did she just invent the name for registration purposes? Her occupation on the Parish records is given as 'Servant' but we don't know exactly what that may have meant and it seems clear that Mary Ellen's illegitimacy was a problem since no marriage seems to have taken place before or after her birth but she then used James' name to legitimise herself on her marriage. Descendents of Mr Gregson may have more information since they grew up with Mary Ellen. We don't know why William Holliday and Mary Ellen were in Liverpool when they married but they were still living in Birkenhead for the 1901 census with 5 of their children. William Plant never seems to have lived with Mary Ellen after the death of his father, possibly because she had to work and couldn't take care of him and his Grandparents took over his care. Where are his descendents and what is his story? We don't know what happened to Elizabeth between the death of James in 1845 and the 1851 census after Mary Ellen's birth. Any information?
red mail John Henry Mackenzie (Scotland1863)
Im looking for info on John Henry Mackenzie and his family, His wife was Mary Louisa Cartwright they had a daughter's Elizabeth Mary 1899 and Nellie Beatrice 1902.There is talk of another born only to Mary called Flora, Nellie had a daughter in April 1929 my mother Veronica Margaret Mackenzie she was not married At the time Nellie worked as an ironer in a laundry. My mother was taken into hospital at the age of 6 and her mother never came back for her, from there she went into 59 Albien Street children's home until she was evacuated at 11ys then her mothers sister Elizabeth Aunt Bess took her to live with her in Newton Abbot Devon. Would anyone related to any of these please get in touch as my mother has no family that we know of other than Aunt Bess. She never got to see her mother or hear from her again.
red mail Samuel Robinson c1830 & Family
Looking for any information regarding Robinson family. Father Samuel Robinson c1830, Mother nee Jane Brady c1834 both from Ireland but married Liverpool. Living Birkenhead 1861 and 1871 census where several children were born. Jane and two children Samuel and John T. are on 1881 census living in Bootle cum Linacre.Children born in Birkenhead; Samuel born 1870, Vine Street, Rosanna 1861, E Dock Cottages, Mary Ann 1858 born, 37 H Dock Cottages and William 1863 28 Vine Street. Rosanna/Rose Ann married Patrick Bradley 1879 West Derby/Toxteth Park. 1881 census Roseann has a Sarah Robinson c1834 Unmarried born Belfast living with her. Samuel Snr had a brother David who married Ellen Clarke 1863 St Mary's Church Edmond St. Liverpool. David gives father as John, Gentleman's servant
Mitchell in Birkenhead
I am looking for any contacts to the Mitchell family from Birkenhead. Especially any descendants of Charles and Eliza or Gordon and Agnes. Particularly interested in John Mitchell - son of Charles + Eliza. He is believed to have been a sailor who jumped ship, possibly in Australia. He was born in 1885 + was married with three children.
red mail MURPHY / BIRKENHEAD
FAMILY RESEARCH NEEDED FOR JAMES MURPHY C.1861 LIVERPOOL... MARRIED TO JANE ROBERTS C.1863 LLANGRISTIOULUS..... ALL CHILDREN BORN B/HEAD....ETHEL JANE MURPHY C.1889. ROBERT MURPHY C.1893...JAMES MURPHY C.1895...JANE MURPHY C.1897..WILLIAM MURPHY C.1898..EDWARD MURPHY b.1901...ANY HELP WOULD BE GRATEFULLY RECIEVED....THANK YOU
red mail Houldin/ Birkenhead
I am looking for information about any Houldins from Birkenhead/Rock Ferry.My Great Grandfather was Frank Houldin of Houldins Yard Coal Merchants. I also have info on Bill Houldin of Birkenhead and am trying to establish a link.
red mail Brenda Hogan -Actress
This may have been her stage name - Born September 1928 Birkenhead - any info.
Dr. George Walker
Does anyone have info (other than the census returns) of the above named G.P.who lived in Hamilton Square? A relative was housekeeper/servant there for some years up to the 1881 census, and died there in 1886. Did he have any other status/duties than just a G.P.?
red mail John and Susannah Rogers
My GGGFather and motherapparently moved to Birkenhead about 1810 probably in search of work. John was a shipwright/carpenter by trade.They may have been the ancestors for most the Rogers's now in the town. Can anybody shed any information on them. Many thanks.
red mail esther mcminn nee davey
Looking for information on esther davey married Andrew Mcminn 1874 2 children 1 boy john 1girl selina living in brook street in 1875 they are my gg grandparents.
red mail molly edith mary elder
I am trying to find the descendents of molly elder, born 1902, tranmere birkenhead. I am related to her brother don and would love to know more about molly and her family. thank you
red mail Berry
Trying to locate relatives within the Birkenhead area, I'm led to believe that we have links to Berry Brothers Wine Merchants. The family lived in Kings Mount
red mail O'Shaughnessy
Looking for information on descendants of George O'Shaughnessy and his wife Emily nee Lindsay. As of 1881 census they lived at 95 Wood Street (Lane?), Birkenhead. Difficult to find proper list of descendants as they had many children and many died. These are my maternal great grandparents. Any information would be so greatly appreciated!


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