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red mail James Holt
Farmer, born 1816.connection with Innkeeper Union Bar I think in Ashton or near. Married to Elizabeth(Betty) ? b1816 in Luzley. Wondering about her maiden name as both Mills and Grimshaw are given names to their five children. Think they would also be weavers as many other farmers were in the district. Any sort of info about these two families is welcome.
red mail Ellen Birtwistle
Born 1806 and married to Francis Hargreaves. Wondering if anyone can give me more info.on her and parents ,siblings etc., He owned the Pleck Brass Foundry in Accrington (1850-1919 )and they seem to have had a family vault at Accrington Cemetery. Any info. is welcome about both families.
red mail William Stuttard
Born Accrington 1871. Outfitter for Howard & Bullough, Accrington. Deserted wife and family in 1890s. Last believed to have been in Sheffield.
red mail kenyon
looking for information on a susan kenyon born mid 1800 she married a frederick babcock hays they had two sons fred and harry
red mail Hamer/Woods or Wood
I am researching a family tree. I have a Jean Hamer born 1941 - mother's maiden name was Laura Woods or Wood born 1916 - married Herbert Hamer in 1939. There was supposed to have been another child John Woods/Wood born illegitimately to Laura when she was very young and who was ostracised by her family. Does anyone know anything about the family and in particular John Wood/s
red mail Helena Scully nee Saunders Family research
I am trying to trace the family of my great grandmother Helena Scully nee Saunders( born around 1865). Her mother was Ellen Saunders, father I think- Martin. I think Ellen and Martin came from Ireland and their first child, Mary, was born in Chester. They lived in Accrington/Haslingden/Burnley and had a son-in-law named Gerreighty or Garrity. I am struggling to find anything else about them. Can anyone help?
Woodheads of Oswaldtwistle/Church/Accrington
Hello there. I am researching the Woodheads of Oswaldtwistle/Church and would be grateful for any genealogy information, stories, anecdotes etc. Other surnames in this line include Morley, Thompson, Eccles, Lord, Salmon, Bates, Higham, Howson, McGee, Dooley, Taylor, Duxbury, Whalley, Houlker, Riley, Holding - all living in Oswaldtwistle/Accrington/Haslingden/Blackburn area in the 19th century. I have hit several brick walls but still have plenty of info that I would be happy to share. Here's hoping!
red mail henry heyworth
I am now chasing info regarding his wife's family - Mary Ann Spencer - daughter of Ann Heap b 1817 and John Spencer b 1818(2nd marriage). 1861 census has them at Coach House and presumably 2 of Ann's sons from 1st marriage to ??? Heap. John is eldest of 4 children to John Spencer b 1796 & Ann ??? b 1796. 1841 census has them (except John b 1818) at Holm(e) Field, Whalley, Booths, Lower
red mail henry heyworth
Chasing information on henry heyworth, b ~ 1858 d 12/02/1926. Married Mary Ann Heap in June - August 1881. Parents of: Ann(e), Martha, Bertha, Spencer & Emma (twins), Tom. Also chasing information on Mary Ann - they are my great grandparents, father's side
red mail Holtom/Westwell
Arthur Holtom married Sarah Hannah Westwell in Accrington in 1891. Any connections are of interest.
red mail Looking for Doris Whitehead
Born Feb 1901, Accrington. Married Harry Ellis 1922 She was a weaver in Accrington Cotton Mills, and worked 4 looms, she was also a Sunday School teacher. Any information on my Grandmother would be appreciated, Thanks
red mail Birtwell Sutcliffe
Seeking birth/baptism details from Parish records for my g.grandfather Birtwell Sutcliffe. illegitimate son of Alice Sutcliffe. Born 10 Jan 1837 in Accrington, Lancs.(just before civil reg.) The 1841 and 1851 censuses show he and his mother were living with Abraham Birtwell at Union Street Accrington. Birtwell is a very unusual first name, could Abraham Birtwell have been his father? Birtwell Sutcliffe married Sara Handley 03/07/1858 in the Wesleyan Chapel Haslingden before he immigrated to NZ in 1859 on the "William Watson". I would also like to find out where/when his mother Alice Sutcliffe was born (around 1814-1819) and the names of her parents. Thanks. Margaret, Auckland NZ.
red mail ashworths in Accrington
Looking for relatives of Sydney Ashworth, Father Harold Ashworth and Mother Ethel May Street.
Gorton and Wright
Hi I’m looking for long lost relations of Richard Gorton b 1899 of the Accrington area, he married Olive Wright of Haslingden.
red mail Partlin / Mulrooney Family
Looking for relatives of James Edward Partlin. Married May Winchester in 1898. Lived at 16 Croft ST Accrington. Their children Mary Ellen Partlin born 1900 Mary Josaphine Partlin born 1901. My grandma. Ellen Partlin born 1903 Cathrine Partlin born 1914 Agnes Partlin born 1915 Thomas Partlin born 1919. Also looking for Mulrooney family Patric Gerald Mulrooney Married May Partlin in 1919 and became stepfather to the children above they lived at 32 Croft St Acrington. Acrington Pals. He had a son from a previous marrage ,name Patric James Mulrooney he had a relasonship with my grandma and produced my mum.
red mail Gregson /Heap Accrington
Seeking information on Robert Gregson (born 1837)and wife Alice (nee Heap 1839)both born in Haslingdon, Accrington.Had 8 children, the youngest, Sarah Elizabeth (born 1877) married Nicholas Bentley(born 1877).Sarah lived in Addison Street as a child. Sarah and Nicholas subsequently divorced later in life. Any information would be very welcome. Margaret
red mail Armstrong/Accrington
Looking for relatives or information about George (born 1872) and wife Alice (born 1876)Armstrong, who once lived in Avenue Parade, Accrington.Son and daughter were called Cyril(born 1905) and Eveline (born 1901). Eveline married Nicholas Bentley (born 1898)at the New Jerusalem Church,Accrington in 1919.As the Bentley family were local brewers, has anyone seen a gravestone for the Bentleys in the Parish Church graveyard? Would greatly appreciate any information. Margaret.
red mail Alice & Richard Prout.
I am trying to find any information about Alice & Richard Prout and their daughters Joan & Edith (my 2nd Cousins). They all lived in Clayton Le Moors in Dale Street or very close to it. Alice was born in 1895 & Richard was born in 1900. Alice's maiden name was Holt. Possibly the daughter of John Holt 1870 and Mary Ann Pickering 1870. Joan born 1928 and Edith born 1932 ? Richard Prout was born out of wedlock to Eliza Ann Prout. Her parents were Edwin Williams Prout 1854 and Martha Emily Abraham 1856. Joan I believe married a Gareth ????. I have no idea what happened to Edith but believe she married someone who was in the Army. I would be very pleased to hear from anyone who might be able to throw some light on this family so that I can complete another portion of my family tree
red mail Great Grandparents marraige
Iam trying to find information about my great grandparents, John Makinson and his wife Polly who lived at 7 Eagle yard in Accrington in the 1901 census. They had 4 children Fred 11, Abraham 7months, Hannah 4 and Annette 9. I think they were married about 1878.
red mail Dixon Pilkington Lomax
My g.grandfather was John Dixon b. Greenwich 1861 and married Elizabeth Ellen Pilkington 1881 at St John the Evangelist Accrington. He had several children inc. my grandfather, Heyworth,James Herbert b. 1886, Eli b. 1890 and Stanley b. 1892. Elizabeth died 1895 and I think John re-married a Sarah Lomax and they had another child, Doris. Can anybody confirm this and also what happened to James Herbert, Eli and Stanley. John had to have Heyworth, and Eli adopted after his wife died and I have no records of there wherabouts after that date. Thank You.
red mail Dennis Lane of Accrington, England
I am looking for information on the Dennis Lane Family of Accrington, England. The information I have, from the 1901 English Census is: Dennis Lane DOB: abt. 1865 (age: 36 in 1901 Census) POB: Sunderland, Durham, England Occ: Brushmaker Father: Dennis Lane (Born in Ireland) Mother: Mary Jane Lane (Born in Sinderland) Wife: Mary Ann Children: Bertha Lane: age 6 in 1901 Census Winifred Lane: age 16 in 1901 Census. If anyone would have any information on his descendants, or, on Dennis, himself, I would appreciate any help. His sister (Hannah Lane Coupe Duxbury, B-1860) was my Gr-Grandmother. Thank you.
red mail George Duxbury Family
I'm looking for information of my GGrandfather and Grandfather, both are named George Duxbury. The first George was born in 1862 in Lancashire and was a blacksmith by profession. He married Hannah (Annie)Lane in 1896. They had a son, George, born in 1898. They emigrated to Brooklyn, New York, USA, in 1907, along with Hannah's daughter from a prior marriage, Mary Jane and her husband, Alfred Wilkinson, and, their children. They settled in Brooklyn, NY. Hannah and their son, George Jr, made a return visit to Accrington in 1911, when George was 13 years old. If anyone can help me I would be very gratefull. Thank you.
red mail davenport
has anyone got any information on thomas davenport and his wife annie wareing they had the following children robert john davenport esther davenport nicholas davenport elizabeth davenport walter davenport
red mail Bentley/Accrington
Looking for relatives of John Bentley and wife Phebe. Had son Nicholas b 1840. Nicolas married Caroline (Catherine)Sharples. Caroline was born Clayton Le Moors Sept 1843.They had 6 children James b 1871,John b 1866,Thomas b 1867,George b 1875, Nicholas b 1877 and Doctor b 1879. Any information gratefully appreciated. Kathleen.
Lamb of Accrington & Christleton
Jane Lamb came to Accrington in 1850s with a brother (no name yet)from Christleton, Cheshire. She married into Hindle family. Any information on any Accrington Lambs will be appreciated.
red mail PILKINGTON of Green Haworth and Accrington
Looking for relatives of Mark Pilkington who was born in Green Haworth c.1818, and his son John Pilkington who was born New Accrington c.1852.
red mail Heaton/Watson
Thomas Heaton b.1813 m. Mary Watson? in 1832. Both Colne. Was he manager of Accrington Brewery ? Had 5 daughters and 1 son (William b.1840). Anyone else doing Heatons?
red mail Bury family
Seeking info on Henry Bury, b 1823, and Benjamin Bury, 1865. Used to live at Antley Villa, Church, but had strong Accrinton connections.
Anyone out there connected to the BRIGGS family of Accrington? Joseph Briggs from Milnshaw Lane in Accrington was responsible for sending many many items of Tiffany glass to his hometown in the 1930's. Now deposited in the Haworth Art Gallery.
red mail ACCRINGTON, Lancashire
If anyone would like me to try and find the final resting place of their Accrington families, I will try and help.
red mail HINDLES of Accrington
Anyone share my family tree. My grandads middle name was ENOS, so that might help. Other names in tree are LEAH, ATARAH. We link up with Pilkingtons also.
red mail policeman
Looking for the death of Ex Sergeant Henry Baron formally of Bold st Accrington.Had a son Harry who was killed in 1st world war.
red mail Martha Davies/Joseph Cronshaw Dean - marriage 1921 Knuzden
Martha Davies (dob not known) married Joseph Cronshaw Dean b 1900 Accrington on 20th April, 1921, in Knuzden. No record of this marriage has been found. Grateful for any information that may be forthcoming. They may have had a son, Joseph J Dean(?) born 1922. They separated/divorced ?when. Joseph Dean was a motor mechanic and was the son of Susan Ann Dean (nee Cronshaw) and Joseph Dean who lived at 62 Sultan Street at the time of his birth. Other brothers and sisters of Joseph were Alice Mabel b 1888, Walter b 1892, Hilda b 1897. Have other names for this family (Dean) back to 1795 if anyone requires them.
red mail Haworth
I have John Haworth b c1680 and MillicentHaworth c 1683 married at Haslingden but both shown as from Accrington on 16/6/1709 Known children John c1710 George ? Ann 1717 Millicent 1720 and Peter 1724> John buried 1768 and Millicent 1776 in Accrington A Grandson John 1744 married Alice Barnes in Accrington 1775 Anyone able to fill in a link. Descendants of this family lived in Accrington and Bury into the 20th Century
red mail Thomas Needham (known as Hughes)
Looking for information on the siblings of Thomas Needham (b 1876). His mother, Mary Cahill, died at his birth and he was unofficially fostered to the Hughes family. His father, Joseph, was an Insurance Agent at the turn of the century. Thomas had four siblings, James, Mary Ellen, Elizabeth and Joseph but I don't know whether he was aware of that. Joseph later re-married to Mary Knowles.
red mail Wade family
Looking for decendants of Thomas and Mary Wade. Thomas was a Farmer/Butcher and originally came from Huncoat. (His first wife was called Jane; they had four children). Thomas and Mary had five children; Alice, George, Howarth, Annie and Fred. George was in the Royal Flying Corp during WW1 and married Alice Preece. Howarth married Ethel Ireland and had two girls, Gladys and Jeanne, they went to Paddock House school.
Accrington Grammar School
I am Membership Sec for Accrington Grammar School Old Boys. Please make contact. No fee involved. Bob (1952-57 with 4'O' levels). Google our website.
red mail Searching
trying to search for Kathleen Cuncliffe. Born aroung 1922 in Accrington. Father- James, mother -Sarah Hargreaves. Please help
red mail Kershaw
Trying to find a link to Rowland Kershaw, born Haslingden 1916. Lived in Accrington Lancs from an early age with an Auntie 'Minnie' he did had other relatives and cousins living in Accrington, and they still live there as far as i am aware, any one have information??
red mail Farrington
Looking for any Farrington families in the area - I am grand daughter to John Farrington born 1896 on Claret Street, in Accrington, son of Isabella Hill Farrington, wife of William Farrington, all from Accrington. Would love to converse with someone - I live in the US, but travel to the UK - Somerset almost yearly to visit Godson. Thanks!
red mail Taylor of Accrington
I am looking for detail of Winifred Bedford nee Taylor of Accrington. Sister Kathleen, son Alan. Formerly resident of Rawtenstall Road, And from the Haslingden, Bolton Bury area. Also looking for information on Thomas or Jane Taylor.
red mail Richard BRODRICK
I have been unable to find a birth (or death) record for g.g.grandfather Richard Brodrick, parents James & Alice. Census information shows he was born c.1840 in Accrington, LANCS. On the 1851 & 1861 Census he is shown living with his grandparents, George & Ann Broderick at Old Accrington. He married Betsey CARR in Castleford, TKS. Sept. 1863. Any family information re the BRODRICK/BRODERICK family would be greatly appreciated.
red mail westwell/westall
Robert Westwell was born in Accrington in 1829. He married an Elizabeth. Their children were William, Lettice, Alice, Margaret Ann, Arthur, and Frederick. Sometime between 1861 and 1871 Westwell was changed to Westall. (Family name changed back to Westwell again in early 1900 for unknown reasons.) Does anyone recognize these names as part of their family tree?
red mail Ironfield and Ward of Accrington
Joseph Ward (1865-c.1924) married Annie Haines (c.1864-) at St Peter's, Accrington in 1893. They had two children: Maud (1894-c.1975) and Edward (1897-). Maud is believed to have married someone called Ironfield, and Edward had two children by an unknown wife. I seek information about this Ward family.
red mail S.H Street Fruit & Rabbit Salesman 1909
Looking for relatives and information on Sydney H Street who owned a Rruit and Rabbit shop on Washinton St, Accrington which opened in 1909. His wife's name was Susannah Smith, they married in 1889. Their children were Bertha, Francis, Ethel, Annie and Robert. Ethel iwas my paternal grandmother who married Harold Ashworth. Sydney Street was also a "Special Constable" in the Accrington Constabulary. He was also involved in the 1939-45 war (World War II). Please help, my son is wanting to become a police officer here in Australia and he will receive his Great, Great Grandfather's Baton when he graduates, I would love to be able to share some family history with him.
red mail Howard
I am looking for any information about the Howard family particularly George Howard b.1849 (Welton, Northanptonshire) who is reported to be the first manager at the brick works and he also helped build it. He is my great great grandfather. Thanks
red mail James Haworth
James Haworth born 1848 in hapton died in accrington in either 1892 or 1900. I am finding it very difficult to trace him and am having no luck at the local cemetaries. Can anyone help?
red mail Richard Brodrick/Broderick
I have been unable to find a birth (or death) record for g.g.grandfather Richard Brodrick, parents James & Alice. Census information shows he was born c.1840 in Accrington, LANCS. On the 1851 & 1861 Census he is shown with his grandparents, George & Ann Broderick at Old Accrington. Any family information would be greatly appreciated.
Warburton & Cross Families
Looking for any relations to the Warburton & Cross Family Inc Charles Henry & Edwin
red mail Ainsworth
Have ELLEN AINSWORTH nee Nuttall b. 1816/17 Rawtenstall, Rossendale.She married HOUGHTON AINSWORTH 1835 St.Mary's Blackburn.Had son James Hargreaves b.1837. Cannot find any mention of Houghton in any census or BMD records.Have Ellen in 1841,1871,1881 and 1891 censuses but not 1851 and 1861.Help!
red mail John Hindle
Looking for information on the Hindle Family. John Hindle, a coalminer, was born in Baxenden about 1841. He married Elizabeth Pollard of Accrington in the 1860s.
Tom Bridge
I am looking for a piano teacher called Tom Bridge who worked with his wife, both as piano teachers in Accrington. He died about 1965 but his wife was alive up to a few years ago. I believe he had some connection with the Duxbury family of Church
red mail Looking for members of the Westall family
Robert Westall b.1791 married to Ann Sutcliffe b.1783. Does anyone have information on their ancestors or any details of this family? They lived in and around Accrington.
red mail Smith/ Smithies/Sowerby/Lewis/ Lingard
I am a decendant of Ann lingard and John Fielding.My paternal grandparents were Sowerby's from Toft Hill co. Durham.Any contacts please email.
red mail Graham of Accrington
I am looking for any descendants of Edmund Graham and Mathilda Brown, both born about 1860 and married about 1880 in Accrington.
red mail Cross - Accrington
In 1855 John Cross and Eliza (nee Brooks) lived at 8 Mountain Lane, Accrington. John (bapt. 1830) was the son of Robert Cross and Maria (nee Booth.) Would be pleased to hear from anyone with information or related to this family.
Looking for Sharples
Looking for any details on the Sharples in or around Accrington : Lawrence Sharples (1838 - 189?) Born in Accrington 1861 - lived at 9 Berry Yard, Bell Lane Bolton 1881 - lived at 5 SalfordSt, Bury, labourer in Iron Works Died before 1901 census wife remaried.
My parents and grandparents lived in Avenue Parade, Accrington My father Cyril Whittaker was a barber in Burnley Road Accrington. Can anyone please help with the research of the above names Thanks Sheila
red mail Albert HEAP = Eliza Ann ATTWELL
Eliza Ann ATTWELL b 7 Dec 1882, Accrington married Albert HEAP in Accrington early 1926, one known daughter Grace born 1912 died 1920, would like to know if there were any other descendants.
red mail Duxbury
My Duxbury ancestors lived in or near Accrington from the 16th century. In particular looking for the marriage of James (4 times grandfather) to Elizabeth. Anyone else looking for this connection between 1760/1770. Known children George 7/1769 Alice 1771 Joannah 6/1773 Nancy 8/1775 Margaret 7/1777 Alice again 2/1780. Any help out there
red mail Kenyon/Golding
Edward Holland Kenyon married Alice Golding Accrington 1897. Lived in Accrington and Darwen at end of first world war. Any descendants with information ?? Am descended from Alice sister Emma
red mail Haworth Marriage
John Haworth a calico printer born 1801 and Nancy?? had the following children in Accrington Alice 14/8/1820 Anthony 1822 Robert 22/8/1824 Holt 21/6/1826 Benjamin 26/11/1828 Peter 20/9/1829 Seeking information on Nancy date and place of marriage. Any one have info on this family.??
I am search for Marsland, Rushton, Hartley family connections. I know that my grandmother's (Hannah Marsland)family were living at 20 Bradley St Church in 1881. My Great Grandmother was a Susannah Rushton who was born in Clayton Le Moors and she was married to Issac Marsland.
red mail Seery /Salt /Thompson
I am looking for connections with my grandparents on my mothers side.Bartholomew Seery & Bertha Seery nee Thompson M 1922.John & Hannah Seery nee Salt M 1893.Any help greatful.All live in the Accrington , Oswaldtwistle areas, but some came from Ireland and Midlands I believe.I am a Hardie by birth from Haslingden & Scotland.
red mail Catlow/Delaney
Looking for information on Mary Alice Catlow born 1858 Oswaldtwistle, Marys father was John Catlow. Mary married James Ashworth Delaney in 1879.
red mail Monk - Carr accrington
I am looking for info on Benjamin Monk b.1838 who m. Ann Carr from Slaidburn 1859, children Louisa, Clara, Alphonso, Emily, Lily, Adrian, Amy.
red mail Hanson
I'm looking for my Gr Gr Grandfather James Hanson a stonemason/bricklayer, son of George Hanson a printer, and said to be born in Accrington c 1820. He was a widower when he married Charlotte Calver nee Tate from Lancing, Sussex in Marylebone in 1850. One of their daughters Ellen, married John Grantham in London, and who became my gr grandparents. Any info gratefully received and exchanged.
red mail Jane GRIMSHAW
Jane Dearden nee GRIMSHAW. Born Accrington about 1853. Father was John Grimshaw - shoemaker. Looking for any information about Jane's life prior to her marriage to Richard DEARDEN in 1875, or information about her parents
red mail Sidney Booth
Born 29.08.1806 at Accrington, lancashire. Died 11.01.1873, buried Accrington cemetry. Was Chairman of Haslingden Gas Company circa 1851. Any information on parents please, father may be William Booth
trying to find out more about my granfather thomas randolf pilkington he came from accrington then moved to padiham and married ELIZABETH ANNE WADDINGTON they had two daughters the eldest gladys and joyce they moved to sheerness kent 1940
red mail Accrington
I'm seeking information on James Rothwell (d.1963) and Grace Rothwell of Accrington, Lancs. They had a daughter Marie.
red mail Birtwell - Slater
I'm seeking information on Edith Birtwell who married Arthur Slater in 1914. They had two daughters Marie and Constance.
Warburton family
Seeking any information on Edwin and Charles Henry Warburton born in Accrington, two of 12 children of Bennett Warburton and Grace Cross. Thanks
Wild, Farmer, Maden
I am interested in these names in Accrington in the nineteenth century and early twentieth century. David Farmer
red mail Robert Waterworth Accrington or Chorley
Robert Waterworth, born 1810/1815 was my g.g.grandfather. He married Nancy Hartley on 7th October 1833 at St Mary Blackburn. I have found him on the 1841 census for Chorley but cannot trace him on any other census. His wife was in Chorley in 1851and then moved to Accrington and I have found her and their children on 1861, 1871 and 1881. I believe Robert died in 1873 (awaiting death certificate)but do not know where he was born. Their son James Waterworth (my g.grandfather) married Hannah Maria Clark(e). Looking for any descendants or information on Robert
seeking links to John Emanuel Lightfoot, Accringtons first mayor. In his obituary (1892)there is reference to a family bible and data to 1740 and other Cheshire links. Where is this bible now?
red mail Accrington Libraries
From Cassells Gazetteer c1896 Accrington : 1891 Population : 38,603 - Mechanics Institute has a library of 4,000 vols and a free library for the blind. - The Accrington and Church Ind Co-op Soc has a Literary & Scientific Institute and a library of 5,000 volumes.
red mail Mary Whatmore
Born 1800 near Accrington and married John Chadwick on 1st October 1827 at St.James Church, Accrington. Children: Thomas b.1828, Ellen b.1831 and Alice b.1834
red mail Teresa Whatmore
Married 27th September 1825 to John Hodson at St.James Church, Accrington, Lancashire

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