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red mail Leigh / Grundy Family from Westhoughton & Aspull
I'm looking for any information on my 4th Great Grandfather, Peter Leigh who was named as a Weaver on his son's marriage to Elizabeth Sheperd in 1859 in Aspull, whose name was also Peter Leigh. I have everything on Peter Junior except his whereabouts in the 1841 census when he was 5 years old. In every subsequent census he is listed as being born in Westhoughton. The trouble is I have checked every page on the 1841 Westhoughton census return and have found no one called Peter Leigh with a 5 year old Peter. The earliest record I can find is the 1851 census where he is listed as the cousin of Peter and Ann Grundy of Scot Lane, Aspull.
George Green b1792/6
Can anyone please tell me what happened to my ggg.grandfather, George Green, wife, Betty and family (excluding their son, my gg.grandfather, James and his elder sister, Ann) who are located at Old Fold Farm, Westhoughton, in the 1841 Census. They cannot be located on other subsequent census. I cannot find any deaths in the locality ie, Bolton or Wigan areas. I have also considered emigration to USA, Canada and Australia but unfortunately, ....nothing!! Any help or suggestions will be appreciated.
red mail Griffiths and Anderson
I'd be interested to hear of ancestry and life of a Sussanah Griffiths, b. approximately 1885 in the Hindley / Westhoughton area,may have had a brother Robert, and a Nellie and Kate as siblings, and a William Anderson, possibly a bit younger, possibly Atherton born, with a sister, Sally.They may have married in area. One of the two may have been R.C., certainly there were some colliery/mining connections. They may have moved to a mining area in Yorkshire, Fitzwilliam, by end of WW1, and back into Lancashire in 1920s or 30s. Information - or clues- would be welcome!
Jack Marsden ,The Crescent Westhoughton.
I'm looking for anyone who might have known John (Jack) Marsden. He was born in 1919 in Westhoughton Bolton, his parents lived at 1 The Crescent Westhoughton at the time of his first marriage to Joan Singleton. Jack married Joan in Barrow in Furness 1942, their first child Peter was born in 1943 and a Daughter Anne in 1950. Jack was in the Navy at the start of WW2 then transferred to the Army, he was based at Wellington Barracks in Bury then Saigton in Chester. Soon after his Daughter was born Jack was posted to Italy, the marriage broke down and they separated soon after that in the 1950s. Jack married again and may have had had at two sons possibly named Jimmy and Terry, in the late 1960s early 70s the family were living in the Daisy Hill area of Westhoughton, his wife may have had sight problems in later life. Other possible relevant places are Swinton and Walkden. Jack's parents may have been John (also known as Jack) and Mary, formerly Bullough. Jack senior was a bricklayer. Any help or information would be very much appreciated, many thanks.
red mail Bolton Road Westhoughton circa 1891
Looking to connect with anyone with interest or knowledge in 187 Bolton Road circa 1891 re Alice Cartwright, Ann Cartwright, Peter Cartwright, Thomas Cartwright, William Cartwright, William Hayes, James Jones
red mail HARTLEY Family of Westhoughton.
Hoping to hear from anyone who has an intert in the above Family who were connected also with Wingates. Regards
My Green Family of Westhoughton (1841)
My Green family lived at Old Fold Farm, Westhoughton, in 1841. According to the 1841 Census the family consisted of:- George(b1792c)my 3g.grandfather, a farmer, his wife, Betty(b1795c)(maiden-surname probably Tomason)and their seven children, William aged 25, Ann 20, Thomas 15, James 15, Robert 13, Ellen 10,George 8, also grandaughter Elizabeth 2 the illegitimate daughter of Ann who later married Noah Higham. (Ages above 15 were rounded down to nearest 5 in 1841 census). James Green, noted above, was my 2g.grandfather, left home in the mid 1840s and became a Flour Dealer in Liverpool. I, my son and my daughter are the only known living Green descendants of James. I would be pleased to hear from any person with a connection to my Green family. I would also like to know any background information of this family's later location and earlier origins.
red mail Hellam/Tickle
I'm looking for infomation on John Hellam his wife was Bridget(Tickle) in 1901 they lived at 17 Barn Lane, but in 1917 Bridget lived at 248 Liegh Road. They had 8 children although Bridget had 3 children before she married John,they were John 1886 Mary 1888,Joseph 1891.John Hellam had Margaret 1885 George 1887 Lizzie 1889( Emma 1894 John 1895 Martha 1899)The last children he had with Bridget.If anyone knows anything about this family I would be grateful has they are part of my grandmothers family we didn't know about
red mail Kay family from westhoughton
I am looking for any information on Joseph Kay born c1875 westhoughton, moved to Salford and married Polly, possible Jones. He was a foreman for the tramways dept/horses. I am trying to confirm his parents which I believe was George and Ellen. He was living at 27 Manchester Rd at the age of six. Any info would help.
red mail William Parkinson b.1820, d.1886
1861 census shows born in Westhoughton, he married Nancy Hayhurst in Blackburn, Lancashire in June 1854. I cannot find any records to confirm his birth except on his grave headstone, perhaps someone has some relevant information.
red mail Hurst
Squire Hurst of Westhaughton. They were also at Overhulton.
red mail hall/pendlebury/wilkinson-westhoughton
looking for relatives of hall/pendlebury/wilkinson from westhoughton dating back to 1840.any information would help me greatly.interested in wingates temperance band,the silk mills and farms from 1840 onwards.my gg grandfather william pendlebury born 1840 was the conductor of the temperance band and married ann born in 1842 surname unknown,can anyone help my family tree to grow?
red mail Robert Whalley Bury
Any details of my grandfather Robert Whalley Bury born in Westhoughton in 1882 and his sister Lena born 1880, there father was Edward Whalley Bury a coalminer at the local colliery
red mail Kenwright family
I would like to hear from anyone who may have family connections with the kenwright family who descended from Edward kenwright b.c.1786 and Alice Sharples b.c 1797 both from the Warrington area. Edward was married first to Elizabeth ( Betty ) Hill b 1789 - 1817. Edward and Alice had a large family, one son being Joseph b.c 1836 who on marrying Charlotte Smith had my Grandfather Joseph Henry Kenwright b 1874 Westhoughton. They moved to Horwich were he married Elizabeth ( Fletcher ) Farnworth and my mother May was born in 1909. Many thanks
red mail william Heaton
Has anybody got William Heaton born 1872 in Westhoughton in their family tree? I believe his father was called Joseph born 1840 there was also brothers and sisters joseph b1876 john b1878 jesse b1879 henry b1874 elizabeth b1869 anne b1866 alice b1867 and his wife jane b1842. At the time of the 1881 cencus they lived at 10 leigh road westhoughton. I do have a possible connection to the generation before but its a bit vague so I would like to find connections from others before I go down a possible wrong road plus I would like to find out some history behind all these relatives.
red mail Gore, Harper, Livesey & Davies 1885 onwards
Looking to find more info on my ancestors. All lived in the Chequerbent/Brancker Street, Park Road/Waters Nook area in Westhoughton from 1885 onwards. I have done quite a lot on research on my family and the above names are all connected. Looking to find any persons to which I could be related to in the Westhoughton area with the above surnames.I will be glad to share my research.
red mail Ainscoughs & other families in Westhoughton
A large number of my Ainscough ancestors lived in Westhoughton and Pemberton from the middle of the 19th century onwards - nearly all were miners. Great-grandfather George (b.1870) married Mary Ellen Winward who was descended from the Winward, Mangnall and Coop families. Any Westhoughton connections and info welcomed. I have lots of names and info for this period.
red mail Silcock/Fletcher/Seddon/Nighingale
Tracing familes, Silcock, Fletcher, Seddon and Nightingale in the Westhoughton area from the 1750's.
red mail wise/pennington/westhoughton
I am trying to find information on my grandmother's family from Westhoughton. My grandmother was Betsy Wise born 1889, daughter of John Andrew Wise and Elizabth Snape. Betsy was the eldest of 5 - George, Alice , James and Jack. Does anyone have additional information? She later married Wallace Pennington and lived in Bolton and Blackpool
red mail Westhoughton
trying to trace our family tree-Hezekiah Livesey was born in Westhoughton in April 1825.He married Eliza Livesey and they lived in the Pemberton area of Wigan.Thought his parents were William and Alice nee Rawsons, they marrried in 1802 in Leigh thisis where the query arrises.CAN ANYBODY HELP.
red mail Westwell & Hodson
Researching the WESTWELL and HODSON families from Westhoughton who lived in the are from about 1815-1840's before moving onto Turton, then Chorley. Robert WESTWELL married Ann HODSON (b. Westhoughton ca 1820) in Wigan in June 1839. Son George was born in Westhoughton in Feb 1840.


 
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