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I have reached a brick wall with a few of my ancestors from the MORTON Family. They lived in the Frizington/Whitehaven areas. If anyone can help with the following, I would be really grateful. They are:

1) Martha Ann MORTON, born 1st November 1859 in Tintwistle, Cheshire. Parents names: John MORTON and Mary Ann POLE. Family moved to Frizington, Cumberland where her siblings were born. I have nothing after the 1891 Census for her, nor any marriage or death record.

2) William MORTON, born around January 1866 in Frizington (brother of Martha Ann MORTON) - I have nothing for him after the 1881 Census. I cannot find any marriage or death records.

3) Harriet MORTON, born around 1868 in Frizington (sister of William and Martha) above. She married William J. HESLOP (could be HASLOP) and had a daughter, Mary E HESLOP, born 1895 in Frizington, Cumberland.

William J. HESLOP died and Harriet re-married Richard THOMAS in around 1910.

Harriet and Richard are mentioned in the 1911 Census, together with Mary, Harriet's daughter.

Nothing is known about Harriet or her daughter Mary after 1911.

4) Joseph MORTON, born on 30th November 1870 (brother to those mentioned above). He married Mary Elizabeth COWLING (aka Elizabeth Mary COWLING). Joseph MORTON joined the Railway Pioneer Regiment and went to the Boer War in South Africa in the early 1900s. I have his discharge papers, but cannot find any record of him returning to England. Mary Elizabeth COWLING is mentioned in the 1911 Census as 'Lizzy' and is a widow. There is a death record for Joseph MORTON in 1904, but I don't believe this is the correct record for him.

If anyone can help with information for any of the above, I would be most grateful.

Thank you

Posted: 2021
Whitehaven, Cumberland


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