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red mail Leech
Researching ancestors / descendants of Peter Leech (born 1830) grocer and tea blender in Whitehaven since 1870's
red mail Looking for relatives
I am looking for relatives of my father,allan mckeown born in white haven 1962.Parents Mary and John Mckeown (deceased).He has a number of brother and sisters whom I would like to Many thanks.
Looking for Thomas Graham marriage to Sarah ? probably around 1790's in Whitehaven, St. Nicolas Parish possibly. As far as I can tell, they had at least 2 daughters, Elizabeth in 1800 and Mary in 1803 and immigrated to New Brunswick, Canada around 1819. Which brings me to the Hudson connection. Is there a substantial Hudson population in Whitehaven in early 1800's? My ancestors came over to Richibucto, NB, Canada before 1820. (Andrew Hudson married Mary Graham)
red mail Rev. Frederick Knowles Fell
I'm trying to find out information on Rev. Frederick Knowles Fell - Vicar of Holy Trinity Church before he died in 1932. He married Florence Jane and had 2 sons that I know of - one being Hartely Taylor and the other I'm not sure of.
red mail Maybe Whitehaven Mariner
On November 22nd 1806 Thomas Mossop Mariner maried a Janet Mcdougal at Greenock Refrewshire they had children there till 1823 and apart from the youngest child my ancestor there is no trace of the family in Scotland after this. It is suggested as Mossop is not a Scottish name Thomas may have come up the coast from Cumberland. Does anyone have any information on this Thomas.
red mail Kelly, White
I am searching for members or information of the Kelly Family or White Family. My father John William Kelly was born in Whitehaven in 1951. His father John Kelly known as 'Bernie' was a Charge Engineer at an electric power station. He was married to Ida White. They had 3 daughters all significantly older than my father - Margaret, Joan and Patricia. I know that the power station had a failure and my grandfather was injured badly in it in the late 1950's. He died when my father was 11. They used to live at 3 Lincoln Road, Hensingham. If there is anyone who remembers them or related I would love to hear about the family. My grandmother emigrated to Australia in 1966 with my father. The daughters all emigrated but later on.
Skeltons of Whitehaven
I am researching my Skelton family who were in the Whitehaven area between 1800 and 1950 and would like to here from anyone who may have information on the Skeltons or Graveyard & Parish records for that area.
red mail Lister John G
Married my grandma Cecilia Taylor in 1927 at Whitehaven had a son John same year.any help would be greatly appreciated.
red mail taylor albert
born 1922 70 Strand Street, mother Cecilia Susan Taylor, father unknown.would welcome any more info
red mail spedding family
trying to trace family history of spedding family of whitehaven/hensingham circa l8l6 - l850
red mail McQuire or Brown or Thompson
Am doing family tree on above and would like information on John Thomas McQuire born 1885 Married Elizabeth Ann Brown around 1908. Children: Ida, Constance, John, Margaret, Elizabeth. John Thomas went gold mining in South Africa at some point. Would like details on John's parents Matthew McQuire (Coalminer)possibly from Arlecdon, & his wife Elizabeth Thompson. Also would like information on John Thomas' wife Elizabeth Ann Brown, siblings believed to be Margaret Brown, Mary A Brown, Sarah Brown & Adelaide Brown (latter went to Canada and lived in British Columbia (Vancouver). John Thomas Mcquire resided at 64/65 Mill Street, Frizzington died in 1934; Elizabeth Ann died in Withington, Wythenshaw in 1937 and was living in Nell Lane Withington. Her daughter Constances resided at 106 Ringway Road Moss Nook, Nr Manchester Airport. The youngest daughter, Elizabeth, known as Elsie, my mother, lived with Constance after their mother's death. 1901 Census shows Margaret Brown (widow) living at 26 Quay Street, Whitehaven. Margaret Brown was married to an Isaac Brown. Any history on these people would be appreciated.
red mail Cowen
Mary Frances Cowen Born in Whitehaven 1849, the daughter of William and Ann Cowen.The family moved to Holywell Northumberland about 1869?
red mail Kirkpatrick
My paternal grandfather, William Whitehaven Kirkpatrick, who lived in Oklahoma, USA, may have descended from Whitehaven Kirkpatricks. Anyone have information?
William Alkin KIng
William Alkin KING b.1800 & Agness KING (nee Hodgson)b.1815, married 16/08/1832 at Holy Trinity Church Whitehaven. He was a cabinet maker/carver guilder and at the time of the 1851 census, was living at 10, Lowther street Whitehaven. I would be most grateful for any information regarding the above. Regards Dorothy.
looking for info on simpson family my 4ggrandfather is john simpsonwho married wilhemina arstrong abt1810-1901
red mail John Hallett f/o walter hallett f/o robert hallett
Looking for information on John Hallett father of Walter Hallett (Wife = Sarah Stratton) father of Robert (wife = Catherine Quinn) father of Violet born 1919 who is still living in Penna. USA and is my aunt. Walter 1864-1937. John died before 1886.
red mail May Wilson
Looking for descendants of May Wilson. She was born in the Whitehaven area and had a sister Elizabeth Jane, could be other siblings. She married Joseph and emigrated to Canada, not sure when. They had children in Canada and she and her husband returned to England about 1947.
red mail Wilson, Elizabeth Jane
Looking for descendants of Elizabeth Wilson. She was born March 5th about 1883. She was in service with a Doctor in Whitehaven (or district) in the early 1900's and married John Robert Anderson (of Parton). She had a sister May could be other siblings.
red mail Mayor of Whitehaven
I am researching Samuel Turner who was mayor of Whitehaven from 1925 for two years. He owned a bakery and was an alderman. He was also oneof the rescue team during the Wellington Pit Disaster of 1910 for which he was awarded the George Medal. He had seven children. I would love to hear from anyone with information on him or his children. I do have a very extensive family tree on the Turner family and i am happy to share the information.
red mail Thomas Woods
Looking for information on thomas woods born 1850 married I think to a jane harrison. (he belongs to the Harris family tree)He lived in Rushen Isle of man and Whitehaven
red mail Jackson
Lillian Jackson b. 9 Jun 1880 Whitehaven, married Garnet Whitefield Taylor on 15 Aug 1904. Emmigrated to Canada pre WW1. Looking for any info Thx
Corlett and Scott of Whitehaven
Wiliam Corlett b.1798 in IOM/Cumberland married 25/9/1820 in Moresby, Cumberland to Esther Scott b.1802 Whitehaven. Children included William b1821, Joseph b1822, Elizabeth b1824, Esther b1826, Ellinor b1829, William b1830, Sarah Ann b1834, Mary Ann b1835 & Thomas Scott b1837 all born in Whitehaven then Eliza Ann b1835, John b1841 & Robert b1843 all in Birkenhead. Many of the Corlett family were Mariners and originated from the IOM. Later names by marriage include Stott, Ellis, Wright, German, Mostyn, McDevitt, Bennett,Hart, Gill & Fowlkes.
red mail William Cowell
I am looking for any information on William Cowell, a mariner originating from the Isle of Man. He married Elizabeth Jardin in St Bees in 1822 and there is an Esther Cowell mentioned as a marriage witness who could be a sister. I have found the following children so far: Catharine, James, William, Elizabeth, Anne, and David. The 1851 census shows him in 2 Cooks Court, Marlbro Street, Whitehaven, with his wife and children Ann and David, and his niece Jane Brown. No place of birth is given, so I'm rather stuck. Could anyone who recognizes the name please get in touch. Many thanks, Petra
red mail Comash Green and Kellett
Researching these families who lived mainly in the three rows of New House but also at Mount Pleasant and Wellington Pit areas.
red mail milburn family
looking for relations of the late John Milburn who died in the 1947 mining disaster. He left a wife and three children, named Mary, John and Raymond I think. His parents were Thomas and Mary Milburn - nee Kirkwood who married in Newcastle in 1905. He had lots of 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 WITH INFORMATION.
William Robinson & Family
Does anyone know this ROBINSON family pre or post this 1871 census information: John abt 1861 Margaret abt 1861 Mary abt 1853 William abt 1855 and William (Head) abt 1826. All children listed under Whitehaven but father Scotland. On 1881 British census it says Mary from Wicklow Ireland!! Mary married in Whitehaven 1873 to John Potts and subsequently to Australia. Can anyone recognise this family please.
red mail Batty family
Looking for information on George Batty and is wife Ann Batty (Thompson),live at 2 wilson Pit Whitehaven. He came from Thurlston Yorkshire.
red mail Mcclennan families
I need information to complete my family tree on Richard McClennan(McClennon) m. Sarah Scott I need Richards birth and death dates and also his fathers. I am unsure if he any other children apart from Adam? Richard married in 1806 St Bees. they had a child Adam b. 1814/1819 who married an Elizabeth ? in Whitehaven 1839 Adam had 8 children one James (my great-great grandfather who married anne Patterson. the family are distributed between Durham,Hebburn before James b. 1863 moved to New Zealand.
red mail Hallett John F/O Walter F/O Robert
Looking for information on John Hallett father of Walter Hallett (Wife = Sarah Stratton) father of Robert (wife = Catherine Quinn) father of Violet born 1919 who is still living in Penna. USA and is my aunt. Walter 1864-1937. John died before 1886.
I am looking for information about Hannah Key, born to Ellen (nee Pattinson). Hannah was born at 66 Strand Street in 1892 and was christened at Holy Trinity Church in 1901. She lived with a Catherine McGrath in 1901 Census at 66 Strand St. Her father was (apparently) Daniel Dickinson who also lived in Strand Street. Janet
Does anyone have a connection to these families in WHITEHAVEN. If so I would be very pleased to hear from you. Thanks John
red mail Messenger - Mossop
Can anyone find out for me if there was a marriage in Whitehaven between Henry Messenger and Mary Mossop in Sept quarter of 1896. Any information off marriage records would be appreciated.
red mail Whitehaven
Looking for information on Catherine Connor born in Whitehaven in 1878 was in the Isle of man in 1902/3 came back then emigrated to america, has anyone any idea if she did and when.father was Patrick Connor b1850 in Rathfrieland in Ireland Mother was Mary Mc Conville born 1848 she had 4 Brothers and 1 sister James Connor b1869,Thomas Connor b1870,Mary Connor b1872 Patrick Connor b1873 and Frances Connor b1875, Catherine and Frances were born in Whitehaven others were all born in Ireland
red mail Copeland family Whitehaven
Thomas Copeland (or Coupland) born about 1776 Whitehaven. Mariner. Married Mary Scott and had 2 sons: William b. 1805 and Thomas b. 1806 Any descendants please get in touch.
southward /jamieson
looking for anyone with info on henry southward born 1878 and ada jamieson 1878
red mail Birtwistle of Whithaven
Looking for any info on the Birtwistle family. I have Chas/Charles Birtwistle Married to Elizabeth and one of there daughters as Minnie who married Fernandez Dugdale after moving to Lancashire to work in the Cotton Mills. Any info would be great. Thanks Stephanie
red mail Hadwin Martin Hexham
Looking for information on Martin Hexham Hadwin born 1896 in May or his sisters Ella and Bella and his father William Hadwin born in Whitehaven or Cleator Moor
red mail Bertram Family
Has anyone got information on Robert Bertram 1829-1897 he was a policeman up until the 1881 census where it shows hima as a widow with 9 children and working as a sanitory inspector?? His wife was Mary. Then had a second wife Sarah Jackson and two more children. Thank you Suzanne
red mail McGowan
Looking for information on the McGowans- Back Row, Preston Quarter. Patrick and Mary- born 1798 in Ireland ? where. Son John 1840 who became a mining engineer and married a Margaret? from Canada. Where did they get married. David Ta!
red mail Hardy!
Help please, John Hardy born 1851? Hensingham, Whitehaven. Moved to Sunderland Co Durham and married Margaret Ann Carr( born Whitehaven) 1870
red mail ancestors
william sewell and his wife jane sewell formerly bainbridge williams father john born at frizington or workington can anyone help me with some info on who johns father was or where he came from
red mail WEIR
I am trying to locate the family Weir pre 1893. There were 6 children Mary-Anne (Mame), John Kathleen Caroline Isabelle and Billy who died aged 21 years. Information on parents who lived in Kells, Whitehaven. Maternal line were Kinsellas. Looking for line back to Ireland.
red mail Paul, Preston Quarter
Looking for info on Francis Paul/Anne Kelly. 1851 Census address 9 Castle Row. Would particularly like info on their daughters, Mary Anne, b.1860, Jane b,1862 and Margaret who m. Daniel Sewell, 1892. Another branch of the family lived Cleator Moor and emigrated to New Zealand early 1900s.
McQuillan / Simpson / Leary / Todd
Looking for any links or information on the following surnames McQuillan, McQuillam / Simpson / Leary / Todd
John Shepherd Naile Master Mariner 1841-1908. I have a Gallantry at Sea Medal for my cousin . Any info?
red mail Ethel Lyon Hayes
Any info about the Hayes family, Whitehaven(1800-1950)would be great.Ethel Lyon Hayes was my g g mother.Married hugh hughes and resided in anglesey
red mail McAdams
Information about my husbands Mother Isobel Lhoir daughter of Sarah McAdam believed to have been brought up by grandparents. Any information however small would be welcome. Thankyou Mary
red mail Walker / Guest
I am researching the Walker family from Whitehaven in Cumbria. My fourth great grandmother Elizabeth Walker born 11 April 1803 in Saint Bees daughter of David married Richard Guest from Burlsem in Staffordshire in 1820 and had six children before leaving the area after Sarah's death in 1832.
red mail Gardner Gardiner Gardener
Looking for any variants of Gardiner in Whitehaven and Egremont areas of Cumberland 1800 to date. They were known to be Cloggers in Egremont and had a shop there until about c1970. All info welcome.Will happily exchange details to linked families.
red mail Walker
A baby was abandoned in Strand Street, Whitehaven in November 1896. A note was pinned to her dress "I am not able to keep the child and work myself. Please will you trane (sic) it up in the fear of god and the Lord will bless you do not put it in the workhouse it was born march 6 name lilian Walker" There was no indication as to whether the name was the clild's or the mother's. If the child's, possibly the surname was that of the father. There was no legal adoption system then and the baby was adopted into my family Any information welcome
red mail rebecca dobson
looking for family details of rebecca dobson born 1860/1861 in whitehaven - married richard biggs and had moved to barrow in furness by 1881 census. Cannot find any birth details for her so tree search is stuck. can you help?
red mail John Henry Musson
Master mariner came to Whitehaven in the early 1820/30 loking for info on this man
red mail Searching for buriel Francis Stott.
Francis Stott born Newcastle on Tyne.Born 1804. He was a coal miner.In the 1881 Census he was living at 78 Back Row,New Houses aged 74 Years. Preston Quarter.Religion not known.I would like someone to tell me a Church or Cemetery where he would have been buried.Yours Sincerly. Thank You. Joseph.
harrison/ rooney/ bone/ stephenson
am looking for any descendents/information on Henry Harrison married Margaret Stephenson c1880 he had son thomas henry married mary eleanor rooney in 1907. her father was joshua rooney who married maggie bone. if anyone has any information would love to hear from you
red mail RULE
I am researching Joseph Rule b. 1785 in Whitehaven, Cumberland. he married Elizabeth Dickinson, any information on either would be a great help.
red mail Francis Foy
my granddad was born Francis Foy 17/06/1888 in Frizington , but registered in Whitehaven, his mother was called Mary Foy unmarried but married a policeman called Robertson , any info I would be gratefull . Kate.Francis Foy
red mail Master mariner James McAdam
Master mariner James McAdam married Mary Ann Nicholson on 4 Apr 1874 at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Whitehaven. They had the following children James R b. 1878, Henrietta b. 1882 and Thomas b. 1892. If anybody has information on this family then I'd love to hear from you.
red mail Tom + Mary Jane Barnes
Looking for information on Tom Barnes, b.1861 and Mary Jane McAdam b. 1863, both of Whitehaven. They were married at the Church of the Holy Trinity in Whitehaven on 27 Aug 1882
red mail Merriner / Meriner
Looking for any information on descendents of Merriner or Meriner. My ggggrandfather, Patrick Meriner lived in Whitehaven around 1821, married to a Catherine(have no surname), had at least one son, Thomas Bn 1821.Would like to know if Patrick arrivedfrom Ireland, and when he died.
red mail Crisp
I have the Crisp's in Queen St., in 1871. Other's are there but with another surname.
red mail looking for bridson
william bridson, my gt,gt grandfather, lived at 1 bridson's court, bardy lane, whitehaven in 1841. he came to whitehaven from balasalla in the isle of man. can anyone go any further back?
red mail CRISP family
William Crisp.butcher,living in Preston Quarter.Married Jane,,several of whom was my father.Edward Bland Crisp.
red mail Harrison/Gibson Marriage
I'm looking for information on the ancestors of James Harrison (b. 1776) and Amelia Gibson (b? d. 1864). They were married on November 3, 1803 in Whitehaven, Cumberland County. My great great grandfather, John (b. 1808) apparently was born on a ship coming to Canada. James Harrison's father was John Harrison (b. 1753)
red mail Bigham-Lavery Birthplace ?
Archibald Bigham birth Feb 6,1861 & Norah Lavery Birth Nov. 6,1862. Married at Cleator Moor Feb. 6, 1883 - Whitehaven District. Archibald, Norah & family of 6- born in England Archie 1-11-1886, James 1-16-88, John 1-26-90, Nora 2-7-92, Joseph 12-21-95, Elizabeth Margaret 4-23-97 moved to Dalmellington, Scotland sometime between 1897 & 1899, I think. 5 other children were born in Dalmellington Rose 12-29-99, Isabella 12-26-1901, William Henry 11-29-04, Thomas 11-9-06, Patrick 4-25-09. All of theFamily worked in the coal mines there except Norah. They all came to the USA (Ellis Island-New York-Vessel Transylvania) & stayed in the New Jersey areas. The citizenship papers show Archibald & Norah were born in Domarragh, Ireland. As far as I knowthere isn't any such place. It may have been mis-interpreted due to the Irish way of speaking. It may have been Dromore or some other town sounding like that. That is all the information I have on my family & I would gratfully appreciate finding mybeginnings. Thank You Again. Nora
red mail Bigham - Lavery
I now know my Grandparents were married in the Whitehaven district on Feb. 6, 1883. Thank You Louise. Would it be possible to find where in Ireland they came from? Birth date of Archibald Bigham was Feb. 6, 1861 and Norah Lavery Bigham was born Nov.9, 1862. I'd be truly grateful with any information. Thank You.
red mail Dryden Mining Accident Whitehaven area
Joseph Dryden born Whitehaven about 1828 was deceased prior to 1880 (date of son's wedding) Was Joseph killed in mining acciodent?
red mail Dryden
Looking for descendants of Joseph and Elizabeth Dryden who lived in Whitehaven. Joseph born about 1828, Elizabeth about 1829. Married Register Office, Whitehaven 28 Jan 1849. Son Thomas moved to Newcastle and married his second wife, Harriet Elizabeth Hallis 1880. Can anyone find Thomas and first wife Sarah Ann in 1871 Census of Whitehaven,please. Also interested in Dryden in Newcastle.
red mail WEIR
Interested in details re Weir family, son Joseph, daughter Alice. Alice married James Turner and moved to Southampton prior to WWI. Joseph married Margaret.
red mail TURNER
Interested in details re Turner family (James, Sue, Jane and others). James was a saddler killed in WW1, Jane and Sue ran laundry in Gretna.
red mail Freeman
Looking for info. on Charles Mason Freeman, born Whitehaven, Cumberland around 1843. 1881 Census shows him living in Glamorgan with wife Florence. Profession listed as Theatrical Manager.
red mail Spedding
Searching Spedding line mid-1800s and earlier. Mathias Spedding b. 1790 is oldest in search. He was a master mariner in Whitehaven abt. 1835-1840. His son, Mathias, Jr. also a seaman, came to America 1848 (California).
red mail Burial lookup - EVANS, Whitehaven
Can anyone give me advice on who to contact for burial details on a George Evans, died 1894, Parton in the district of Whitehaven.I have a death certificate but need burial information to positively identify my great-grandfather. Thanks, Beryl
Benjamin Cowie Whitehaven
Reseaching the Cowie (Cowen, Cowan,)family in and around Whitehaven.Benjamin married Ann? Ireland,he died 1853 age 55. Children Sarah b. 1826, Benjamin(Cowen on death cerificate,)kill at Duke pit 1844.Jane b.1834, all born Ireland.Robert b.1837 Whitehaven. could be more children.Also William Cowie late Royal Scots and Royal Cumberland Militia, Married Barbara Ireland died Whitehaven1875.
Grundill/southward Families
i am looking for any details of the grundill or soutward families. my grandparents were harold grundill (born 1898 in whitehaven) and elizabeth southward (born 1904 in whitehaven). i have traced the grundills back to the middle 1700's, but would likemore info of the more recent family from the 1900's to present. i would also like to hear of any southwards and how they fit with the grundill family. i know that elizabeth's (my grandma) sister also married a grundill (thomas) harold (my grandfather) brother
red mail Ann J - Married Bowen
Looking for Ann, middle initial J. born in Whitehaven in about 1862. She married Francis Bowen from Birmingham and was living in Liverpool by the time of the the 1891 census. A bit of a long shot but I don't have any further info.
red mail O'neil And Boyle
O'Neil - Robert born Ireland 1840s married Anne Boyle born Whitehaven. Interested in them and their descendents. Any connections please?
Looking for information/links on the Boyle family that were resident in Whitehaven 1840 - 1860.
red mail George James Evans
My great grandfather apparently died in Parton in 1894. His occupation was listed as Engineman at Iron Foundry. Was hoping someone could give me details of his occupation. Thanks, Beryl
red mail Osmotherley's In And Around Whitehaven
Rsearching the name OSMOTHERLEY in and around WHITEHAVEN, 18th and 19th centuries
red mail Guys In And Around Whitehaven
Searching and researching the name GUY in and around WHITEHAVEN, 18th and 19th centuries
red mail Walker, Lillian
Information sought regarding Lillian Walker, born March 1896, who was abandoned in Strand Street, Whitehaven, aged 6 months, and subsequently adopted.
red mail Seamens Mission, Whitehaven
Information/photographs sought regarding The Mission for Seamen at 49 Strand Street, Whitehaven, run by The Seamen's Christian Friend Society, late 19th century.
Looking for details of the Stott family.They resided in the Preston Quarter (1820 to Present.) Head of House in the 1851 Census Francis Stott coalminer.He was my grt,grt,grt Grandfather.Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank You.
red mail Joseph Froggatt 1800-1804
Searching for the birth or christening of Joseph Froggatt between 1800 & 1804.He married Elizabeth Milburn at St.Bees church,Whitehaven 27/8/1827 they then came to the North East circa 1855.
Looking for decendants of Mary Elizabeth Wilson born 1870 in whitehaven, Mother is Ann Carlton and father is John Wilson. Mary Elizabeth came out to New Zealand but not sure about her parents.
red mail Hetherington
My grandparents Dora (nee Gibson) and Isaac lived in Parton for many years. I know in 1901 my Nan lived with her married sister Mary Ann Rogan in Whitehaven, I do not know her parents names and have come to a grinding halt. Can anyone help?
red mail Mcadam Preston Quarter
Looking for info on Arthur W McAdam, coalminer, born Ireland in about 1811. 1851 census shows him living in Middle Row, Preston Quarter Whitehaven with children, James, Michael, Rosannah, Ann (my husband's gt x 2 grandmother) and Arthur. His wife was Mary, nee Hind who was born in Whitehaven between 1811 and 1816 (from 1841 census) but had died by the time of the 1851 census.

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