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red mail Formby Research
Hi, I live in Formby and have done research in Formby for a friend's family tree. If you would like me to check out if addresses in the area still exist, or find out church or parish information for you please let me know. Sometimes it helps to have a contact in the town that you are looking in to.
Looking for info on the family of Ann Massam born 19 January 1809 Formby & sister Alice born 14 January 1811 parents John/Mary.
red mail Formby or Formby Asparagus Growers
William Formby married Ellen around 1837. Does anybody have details of Ellen before she became a Formby? Also William's family, parents/brothers/sisters, live style etc. Would be very grateful. Thank you. Penelope
red mail 18th C "Lifeboat House" & Alt Maritime Families
In 1777 William Hutchinson had the old Lifeboat house on Formby Shore repaired, and installed a full-time keeper. "Repaired" implies it existed a substantial time beforehand, in which case local mariners who worked fishing vessels and small trading ships out of the Alt presumably operated a rescue service. Were members of your family mainly sailors/fishermen out of the Alt in the earlier 18thC? If so, they may have a place in seafaring history which has so far gone unrecognised. Aindows were the lifeboat heroes of the later 19th C - does anyone know if they were fishermen in the earlier 18th C? Or were your ancestors another old Altcar/Ravenmeols family who all worked local waters in the first half of the 18th C? If so, there may be an undiscovered story to tell about their role in developing the first Lifeboat Station in Britain. Also interested in Black Dog on the Shore "legends" passed down in your own family. R. Whittington-Egan turned it into a "Hound from Hell" story, which looks like he did too much reading and too little listening. Did your grandparents tell you about the Black Dog, and what did they say?
red mail Formby,Thomson
My Great Great Grandfather, John Thomson had four Daughters, Harriet Anne Gertrude Thomson, Fanny Florence Thomson, Jane Thomson and Beatrice Thomson. Then followed three sons, George Herbert Thomson (1875) Alfred Wallace Stuart Thomson (1877) and Ernest John Ethelbert Thomson (1880). George Herbert Thomson married Rebecca Briggs Campbell and had 1 son (my Grandfather) Arthur Thomson who married (?) Florence Mary Woods and had 2 sons Donald A Thomson and Kenneth Thomson (my father) and also 2 daughters Kathleen and Doris. All 4 children were born between 1920 and 1930. Alfred Wallace Stuart Thomson married Mary Lewis and they had a son Cyril Stuart Thomson /subsequent life details unknown) Cyril Stuart subsequently married one Joan Adelyne (unknown) and was a Pilot Airman in WW2 and was killed when his aircraft was shot down over Germany. Progeny and future life of his widow unknown, however Cyril does have a rememberance plaque at St Lukes Church, or so my research shows. Ernest John Ethelbert Thomson married Isabel Kearsley Nairn - progeny and subsequent life details unknown. All three brothers and their familys may have lived in Formby at one time or another and I would be grateful if anyone with knowledge of the family or th reapective wives mentioned above and especially photos would get in touch.
red mail Formby, Asparagus Growers
I am researching my family tree and looking for the family of Formby's that grew asparagus there around the late 1800's and early 1900's. I was told by my mother that we were related to the above family and have notes in my great Aunts obituary dated 1928,(Miss Agnes Lucas of Bootle, Liverpool, but originated from Whitworth, Nr Rochdale) of a Mr W Formby and a Mr Joe Formby, listed as cousins. As Agnes's brother, John Lucas was born in Ormskirk, I wondered if there was a connection.
Jane Formby
Seeking information on my Grandmother, Jane Formby, believed to have been born in Formby, Lancs, around 1895. She married John Young McDougall, and lived in Southport, Merseyside.
I'm looking for information on my gt grandfather HENRY HOYLE DICKINSON born around 1835. He married an Ellinor (various spellings) LORD (b 1836) in January 1864 at St Marys church, Bury. At time of marriage Ellinor was a widow, her maiden name being MORRIS. They had 4 children: Harry, Samuel, Nelly & Richard, possibly more. In 1871 the family were living at Green Lane, Formby. By the 1881 census they had an Ironmongers shop 'H H DICKINSON' in Church Road, Formby. I believe they occupied Church Cottage which was next door to the shop. Any information on either the shop or the family would be much appreciated.
red mail Sutton
Am researching my family tree.Any contacts welcome. Thanks
red mail Aindow
I have started my family tree and would love any information on my grand mother Sarah Rice who married Jack Maddocks Aindow in 1914 and any ancstors prior to this
red mail Raven Meols Lane, Formby
Does anyone know if this house still exists 27 or 27a Raven meols Lane. It was the last known address of my his name was Atherton (1891 census)
red mail Shaftesbury House, Formby, Liverpool
Any one have any idea where thsi house is/was or the family in residence about 1918 and now if still exists??
Lowe, Dickenson
I am researching the Lowe family who lived around the Lydiate/Downholland area. They were farmers. James Lowe married Alice Dickenson 23/01/1843. Their son William Lowe was married to Alice and they were living in the Formby area by 1901. Their chidren include Maud Mary, Edith, William, James, Beatrice, Louisa, Iva and Emily.
St Annes convent
can anyone help me to find any photograph or information about Emily/Amilia DOB 17th December 1898 died 15th May 1912 at the convent buried 16th May at Our Lady of Compation, Mary Ann DOB 3rd August 1902, Annie DOB between 1905 to 1908 their mothers name was Mary Ann Sophia Blackburn nee Fisher father William blackburn any information greatly appreciated
red mail Inkin
Hi i'm want to make my family tree but i can't find anyone with Inkin on. my dad lived in Crosby when he was little. and we have more family in london and cornwall. so if anyone knows him please let me know. or any website i can go on
red mail Eccles Of Formby, Lancs
I am researching the Eccles family of Formby. Michael Eccles married Catherine Hulton in 1737 in Formby. This is my oldest ancestor. I have an enormous Eccles family tree

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