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William (? machinist) born about 1860 Nth Ireland died 8 Feb 1933 age 73 buried with his wife in Cleator cemetary. Margaret Bell maiden name unknown born Nth Ireland about 1856 died 21 Nov 1929. William and Margaret left Ireland with their son Hugh Shaw Bell, Hugh being the only child to be born in Ireland, other children appear to have their births registered in Whitehaven Cumberland. other children agnes, margaret, Isabella, William John. HUGH married Eliza Morrison (24 Auburn st Belfast) in Christ Church, Church of Ireland 20 December 1919. their children William (Bill) Isabella, Maureen and John, who was a photographer with the Ulster Star newspaper. AGNES married William Stephen Foster I think in 1918 I also think that the marriage was registered in Whitehaven I also believe that william Stephen Foster was connected with the iron ore mine. children of Agnes and William Stephen Foster, Gladys,died of TB 1946, Leslie, Margaret(Pearce) George 4/8/1921 - 14/2/1997 (Ipswich QLD Australia) May(Green) MARGARET married Ernest W. Whitehead known as Harold, I think they had 2 sons Gunston and Norman. I know next to nothing about this family. WILLIAM JOHN I have no information about him at this time. Hugh Shaw Bell travelled to New York via Ellis Island in 1910 on the white star line ship Arabica (sister ship to Titanic) and returned on the same ship in the same year as a third class passenger. In the USA he stayed with his Uncle, Andrew Bell, who MAY have been a publican, Hugh was listed as a bartender and US citizen. How he became (or claimed)a US citizen before his arrival in New York I do not know. If anyone has any further information on this family, I would be most greatful. because Bell is such a common name my search has been difficult.
red mail Rumney Family
I am looking for any information on my Nannas family, Martha Rumney born c1879, William Rumney born c1875 (1st husband) children Annabel (Ema b, Anne)born 1903,Reta born 1906, Wilhelmine born 1909, then Joseph Rumney born 1884 ( 2nd husband) children Milicent born c1914,Elsie born c1915, Marjorie born c1916. As far as I know, Martha and Anabel went to Arizona in 1905 to join her husband William, then they had Reta and Wilhelmine, I dont know what has hppened to these three girls as I find no listing of them in the 1920 cencus. Sometime after 1910, William died and Martha married his nephew Joseph, they then had Marjorie, Elise & Millicent. Martha died in 1921 and the 3 girls from Joseph returned to Wrath Brow to live with their grandparents. Joseph satyed in Arizona as far as I can tell. I am interested in finding out any information of the first 3 girls and also any information on Marjorie. Elise was my nanna so I have her details. I know that Millicent went back to Arizona and have found information on her. Also any iformation on Matha, William or Joseph would be greatly appreciated.
red mail Joshua George Thompson
I am looking for any type information on great grandpa Joshua George Thompson BD aug 28,1854 in (Cleator or wathbrow) married great grandma Sara Mattison in 1876. He was a cabinet maker if this helps.
John & Eleanor (Hurst) Todd
Looking for relatives or descendents of John & eleanor Todd. Listed on 1881 census living at 17 montreal st, cleator. John was a iron ore miner, born abt. 1844, married to Eleanor Hurst abt. 1862. Eleanor ws daughter of Joseph & Elizabeth (Greenlaw) Hurst, Maryport. John and eleanor had 2 known children: John W. Todd, born abt. 28 Mar, 1866, in whitehaven, and Joseph Hirst Todd, born abt. 13 dec, 1864, in maryport. any info on above family very appreciated.
red mail Maguire,Hines. Fowler
I am trying to find information on Catherine Hines, married to a John Fowler, both from Ireland,after John Fowler died she married John Maguire in Cleator Moor 1876.Catherine last seen 1901 census.
red mail Cullen
Looking for Cullen around 1900
red mail milburn family
I am trying to trace any relations of the late John Milburn who died in the 1947 mining disaster. He left a wife and 3 children, named Mary, John and Raymond I think. His mother and father were Thomas and Mary Milburn (nee Kirkwood). He had many brothers and sisters - Kitty, Rose, Thomas, James, Joseph, Ann and Terry. I HAVE NOW FOUND CONTACT WITH MY FAMILY IN WHITEHAVEN, THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CONTACTED ME IN RELATION TO MY LISTINGS.
red mail Messenger
Looking for any details on the marriage of Henry and Mary Messenger. They had a son also Henry born 02/10/1902.
red mail Patrick McGrievy
I have my grandfathers passport stating he was born in Cleator Cumberland June 19, 1903. I would love to find out his parents name and when he came to america.
red mail Matthew Spedding
Looking for info on Matthew Spedding, a farmer at Cleator b. abt. 1755, d. abt. 1830, but no records to confirm. Believe he is tied to a son, Mathias Spedding (Sr.) b. 1790 in Distington, Cumberland and d. after 1840. Mathias was a master mariner outof Whitehaven and part owner of a Brig, Lund.
red mail McCluskey
Trying to find Birth and Baptism details of Rose(Rosie)McCluskey. Shown as 6 month on 1881 census, and Lucy. shown as 4years Both shown as born in Cleater Moor. Have checked Birth records without success. Mother. Lucy/Louisa ?? came from Ireland. Father, I think was James, but not shown on census.Rosie shows up again on 1901, as 21 years, along with her Mother Louisa, and a younger child.shown as Rosie's daughter. Any help would be appreciated.
red mail Woods
I am researching the Woods Family In cleator and Cleator moor. I start with Dennis Woods who was born in Ireland about 1812 and came to Cleator as an iron ore miner about 1851 with his wife Isabelle. I can trace his direct line directly to myself, but i do not have the branches of his sons and Daughters. I would love to trace them. If you have Woods in Your Family and have not allready contacted me please do. Other names in my family tree are Trotter, Rooney, Toole.

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