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BOWDON. It joins on to Altrincham, and has at its highest part one of the noblest churches for miles round. Great and imposing it stands, the exterior impressive with a splendid tower and many pinnacles, the in... more
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red mail LAMB, Zebulon, 1855
Searching maternal ancestors, Lamb. Zebulon Lamb, baptised April 8, 1855, Bowdon. 1901 Census: residence Timperley
red mail Langham Lea Nursing Home
I am currently tracing my wifes family tree for her and her mother and I am looking for a little advice or at least a pointer in the right direction. My mother in laws aunts were called Agnes Cameron and Margaret Elizabeth Cameron. Agnes was born in 1884 and Margaret in 1882 in Scotland. Here is the puzzle: Margaret was a nurse and moved to Africa to do this job. In 1956 she traveled back from Africa (Durban to Southampton) on a Union Castle Mail Steamship and her onward address in the passenger records was to her sister (Agnes) in Aberdeen. Agnes was also a nurse. ( we know that in 1921 Agnes was promoted from Leeds General Infirmary to matron at Clayton Hospital Wakefield) Now here is why I am looking for your assistance. I have discovered that Margaret Cameron born in 1882 (same year as mine) also traveled on a Union Castle Ship from Africa arriving at Southampton on 21/12/1925 and again on 23/6/1938 and on both trips her onward UK address was given as Langham Lea, Stanford Road, Bowden, Cheshire which I believe to be a nursing home. I am trying to establish if this was indeed my Margaret ( as there is a family belief that she only traveled back to the UK once, the 1956 trip) and indeed if the address given was once again the address her sister Agnes was in at the time ( possibly as an employee). If this is not my Margaret then it is a huge coincidence. Any information on the history of the nursing home would also be greatly recieved. Thanks
red mail Peter Yesford
My great great grandfather was Peter Yesford b around 1821 in Bowdon Cheshire. He later married Rosannah Jackson from Ireland. I would like any info re the Yesfords of which I have found many in the area of Bowdon, Dunham Massey etc. I am particularly curious if anyone knows why it appears an older sister of Peter was born in Dunham, Quebec? Is this a mis print and should it be Dunham Massey? If anyone knows anything about the Yesfords please get in touch.
red mail ATHERTON - One-Name Study
My own family came from Bowdon - as far as I can tell! John ATHERTON married Anne Backhouse on 18 Oct 1778, though John did not originate in that area, though he was born in Cheshire, well, he's not in the Parish Records anyway! As a result of hitting a number of brick walls, I have decided to start a One-Name study into the name ATHERTON. Anyone looking for the surname can contact me - obviously no guarantees, but I am in the process of collecting a large database that might help you (and me!).
DUNN (pre 1848)
Looking for links to surname DUNN, in Bowdon, partiularly James Dunn b 1820 he married Sarah Royle of Eccles 1847.
red mail Baum family 1878 onwards
I am trying to find if there were any issue of the marriage of Franz Percy Baum and Margaret Emelie Schwarz, married in Hale in Sept 1909. It would seem that Margaret had a child, also called Margaret in April 1906 (Cheshire 8a 565). He worked in the Calico trade and she was the daughter of a dyer. Both had German parentage.
red mail NEWTON of Bowdon, Cheshire
Looking for ancestors 1851 Paynes Lane, Broughton, Hampshire: Robert NEWTON Head M 75 1776 Bowden, Cheshire Retired farmer Mary NEWTON Wife M 79 1772 Goring, Oxfordshire Anne NEWTON Daur U 43 1808 Lower Wallop, Hants thanks kit
red mail Bailey, Whitelegg, Forster, Warmisham
My ancesters are Baileys and they lived in Bowdon, Hale & Altrincham in the 1700's and 1800's. My Great Great Great Grandfather was Mark Bailey and I know he was married to an Ann Stanley in Bowdon Parish Church, Along with alot of other members of the family. Also looking for Forsters (or Fosters) Whiteleggs, and Warmishams who all married into the bailey family.
red mail Banks-Mercer
I am trying to find some info on my g.g.gradfather who had a bank in Manchester on Mercer St(its now All Saints).He had a son,also called John,who when his father re-married was disinherited and sent to Australia.Please help,iv come to a dead end.
red mail Ackerley
I have an Ackerley ancestor who married into the Dean family of Bowdon around 1850
red mail Dean
my ancestors are Deans going back to Isaac Dean b 1792, were brick makers in Bowdon
red mail Fair marriage to Wood
William Fair married Elizabeth Wood circa 1830 in Bowdon. Descendants James,John,Jane & Elizabeth. William born Scotland. Any further information much appreciated.
red mail peter shaw
peter shaw - house painter, bowdon/altrincham area early 19thC. any details.
john royle
john royle b.1807 bowden, married hannah wright 1830 manchester cathedral. need help please to who his parents are.
red mail Ackerleys
Any info. on Ackerley family who seem to have resided in bowdon and surrounding areas for at least 250 yrs. maybe more.Also in surrouding areas of timperley and altrincham
red mail Dean family
My husband's family lived here in the 19th-early 20th C. The current spelling is Dean, but I understand that at least one branch of the family might have changed it from Deane, Dene, Daine, Dain, Dane or some other variant for some reason. Anyone know more?
red mail Rowland Stamford Road
Thomas Henry Rowland was born in 1842, married Elizabeth Woodward Lowe in 1872 They lived in Pulford for a while then they moved to Stamford Road, Bowdon, by 1881. I think I identified the house when we went to visit Altrincham recently, although itis hard to tell with no house numbers on the census - you have to count along from the named houses. It had a skip outside and its front bay being replaced in May 2004. If it is your house, I would love to hear from you.

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