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Mary Marjorie Farrell
I am interested to learn of anyone having knowledge of the above lady who lived in Collyhurst in the 1950's. She gave birth to a son who was given the name David Farrell who was later adopted and his name changed. I married her son in 1977 therefore I am related to this lady by marriage. I would like to find out more about her and what happened to her during her lifetime. I would be very grateful for any information at all. I myself have a son and I named him in honour of her as she had originally given her son, my husband, the name of David prior to his name change at adoption.
red mail Smedley Road
Could anyone shed light on who built and owned the houses on Smedley Road, Collyhurst? My grandparents lived there & I have many fond memories of the area and the house in particular. It was demolished in the early 70's - unfortunately with a portrait of my g-grandfather still in one of the cupboards! Someone had forgotten to check the cupboard in the back bedroom. I know my grandparents rented the property - I remember the rent man coming around. Would just like to know more of the house history. Thank you.
red mail Owen Sarah married name Drain
I am trying to find information on my grandmother Sarah Owen who was born circa 1877 and who died in 1933 aged 56. She was married to James McTurk Drain who was born in 1877 at Wickersgill, Shap, westmorland. He died in 1915 from war wounds. My grandmother moved to collyhurst/miles platting/harpurhey area of manchester date not known, her address was 10 chrissey st, which was demolished in the 60s
I am looking for information regarding a Mr John Critchley.He was born on the 31/12/1929.He once lived in the Collyhurst area for a short while and his mums name was Ann.My mum recalls years ago,having a date with him,but was too ashamed to turn up,as she was too poor to buy anything decent to wear.She has always wondered what happened to him.My mum was known as Ronnie Marsden.Any news regarding John would be greatly appreciated. I am also looking for information regarding Joan Carney(maiden name)She was born on the 09/04/29.Years ago she lived at Back Tebbut Street, Collyhurst but could have possibly later moved to the Moston area.Any information regarding these 2 people would be very much appreciated. Many Thanks
I am looking for information about Thomas Marsden,his Parents,and Grandparents.Thomas was born in 1906,in the Collyhurst area.He married Anne Norah Malone from Pendleton.He worked for a Manchester Newspaper and they had 3 children together,Veronica,Norah and Joe.They lived in Nelson Street Collyhurst,but Ann Norah died in 1930,at 24 ,and Thomas died in 1933,at 26.Their children were brought up by Ann Norahs sister Maggie.They lived in Morton Street,in the Strangeways area,and later in Berkeley Street.After the Xmas Blitz,they moved back to the Collyhurst area.My Mum Veronica would very much appreciate any information regarding her father Thomas,her Grandparents,or her Great Grandparents. Many Thanks.
red mail James Cliffe 1829
I am looking for the descendants of James and Catherine Cliffe who lived in Collyhurst 1829, they had 4 children the youngest born 1828 caled John.
Terence Ross (McCaffery)
Am looking for any information regarding the parents of Terence Ross ( his surname at birth would have been McCaffery) born @1890 in England or Ireland, married Maria Foulds in 1911. He lived in the Collyhurst area around 1915, and in the Manchester area until his death in 1958 in a bus accident. His Daughter Winifred Ross married Thomas Kennedy @ 1942.
red mail Cookson
Looking for any information relating to the siblings and ancesters of Arthur James Cookson, born 1922-23 possibly in Clayton. Arthur had five siblings. He married Mary Muriel Cliffe and lived in Eggington Street Collyhurst. Any information would be grateful, but specifically looking for info on his brother Ernley Cookson.
red mail David, Joseph and James Kershaw
I am looking for information on ancesters of my 2x great grandfather - David Kershaw, born December 24,1824 in Collyhurst, his father Thomas Kershaw,a provisions dealer and mother Mary were from Blackley, Manchester. He married Ruth Wheelton in 1852 at Chorlton on Medlock and (according to 1871-1901 census)they lived in Mobberley, Cheshire where he worked as a market gardener until his death in 1904. He had two sons, my great grandfather Joseph, born 1857 in Withington, Cheshire(married Mary Ann Barber) Joseph and Mary moved to Canada in 1904 with his two sons Roland and David,and James who was born 1854 in Buxton,Derbyshire, worked as a clerk in Manchester, married Alice Eckersley in 1883 and had children, James William, David Herbert, Ellis, Jack Eckersley and Ruth. He lived his whole life in Moss Side, Manchester.
red mail Collyhurst Street
Elizabeth HARRISON married William TINKER. They had a shop on Collyhurst Street, after his death she remarried to Ormrod OPENSHAW. She had a brother James born c1860. Looking for info' on brother James and their parents.
red mail Leek st. Collyhurst
Do you have recollections of Collyhurst in the 1950s. Leek st ,Egginton st. Churnet st, Collyhurst rd. The 'Tin' school? Nellie's shop in Leek st run by Nellie who had 4 spinster sisters and they all lived in Leek st.Please contact.
red mail David Kershaw
I am looking for information on my 2x great grandfather - David Kershaw, born December 24,1824 in Collyhurst, father Thomas Kershaw,a provisions dealer and mother Mary. He married Ruth Wheelton in 1852 at Chorlton on Medlock and (according to 1871-1901 census)they lived in Mobberley, Cheshire where he worked as a market gardener until his death in 1904. He had one son that I know of, my great grandfather Joseph(married Mary Ann Barber) Joseph and Mary moved to Canada in 1904.
Does anybody know my Dads,Dad.He married Majory Fennell sometime in the thirties,they had twin boys born 6/12/1939 at Withington hospital.After the WW2 he went to live in Rhodesia,i think he married again & had at least one more son.He may have come from the Collyhurst area of Manchester.My Nan came from Oldham, her parents names were George & Jessie.
red mail Towers.
William Towers married Elizabeth Bottomley, they had 4 children, May, William, Thomas and Richard. Richard was my dad, born 1920 he attended St Oswalds. Married Mildred Howes.I would like to know more about grandparents.
red mail Charles Henry Back
Chair manufacturer in Collyhurst in the early 20th century. Charles Back and the business known to exist at around 1910. Charles was married to Julia Back (nee Salter). Help would be appreciated from anyone with any information.
Farrell Family
William Farrell married Dora Hall @ the parish church of St. James Collyhurst Manchester 5th Sept 1909 - Children were Bill,Charles,Dorothy & Agnes - Can any one shed light on other members of the Farrell clan in the Collyhurst/Mancester area around this time (1900 - 1950's) Please !

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