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Hi all Are you able to see a copy of a birth in Horwich (Farnworth) in 1970 without ordering it from the GRO? I have the volume and page number from FreeBMD, but wondered if the info is stored locally at the archives office there? I need to know the mother & father's name on the certificate. As it is sensitive I can't write the name here, but if anyone can access the record I can send you my email address. If the record can only be obtained from the GRO I'll do that instead :) Thank you!! Ruth
red mail LONG SHOT!
Hi, This is a long shot...I need to find a birth in Horwich c1970 (prob within 2 yrs either side at the most) He was either a Michael or a Mark, and his mother had the same surname as he did...but we don't know it!! I see that the births indexed for Horwich only go to the late 60's?? Is there any way to search from 1968-1972?? Thre may be numerous births with either of those names, but if the mother's name is the same I can then order the birth certs. Thanks, Ruth
Lancs marriage records
Does anyone know why there's a gap in Lancs marriage records . 1836 -1853 seem to be missing .Patricia .
red mail John Peak (b. 1717/1718 - d. 1803)
Can anone help me with the names of John Peak's parents. I am pretty sure he was born in Bolton - was married in 1747 at Rivington Parish Church to Alice Wood, and died in Horwich. He had several children :- William, Thomas, James, Oliver and Esther. If anyone can help me with this query I would be most grateful. Thank you.
red mail James Elliott
Looking for my Grand-Father James Elliott died Winter St Horwich in 1927 He was married to Eliza Chambers I'm looking for a burial site Thanks Brian in Sydney Australia
red mail David Crompton
If anyone has information about a David Crompton from Lancashire who was 16 in 1827 I would love to communicate with them. Many thanks.
red mail Weaver, Peter Wright
My Grandfather, Peter Wright Weaver, was born in 1872 in Dalton in Furness. I believe his father was Samuel and Mother, Dinah (nee Cox). Does anyone have any info on this family.?
red mail Hopwood/Cuthbert/Ainsworth Families
Our records show that Frederick Hopwood married Maggie Cuthbert(second marriage) and they lived at Mary Street East from around 1901 . Maggie had two children Elizabeth and Abraham. Abraham died in 1904 and he was in the forces earlier as we have a photo taken in Jamaica. With Fred she had Fred jnr Annie and Emily.None of these children married and the last one continued to live in Mary St until they died around 1950. Fred died first then Emily then Annie. We believe Frederick re-married when Maggie died in 1904. We also believe he had a daughter around 1911 and she was called or known as May. Frederick died in 1914 or so. We have a family photo showing his new wife and a baby and we believe Margarita. Elizabeth had a child Margarita who lived with the Hopwoods to about 1914 and she then heads towards London.Margarita's father was supposed to be a William Ainsworth. He must have travelled about and sometimes stayed at a guest house in Blackpool run by a Mrs Morton born in Canada.He is said to be a Press Correspondant and died in 1914 or so, either in a fire on a ship to New York or in a riot in India!! Does this story ring a bell with anyone in the area? If so I would love to hear from you.
red mail Nellie Gallagher
Am looking for a Nellie Gallagher/Graves born 1904 Horwich.On the 1911 Horwich /Adlington census with parents William & Annie Graves. Can anyone tell me anything about her Diane
red mail Walter Elliott b Horwich 1927
Looking for any descendants of my uncle Walter Elliott, I believe he sailed for Queensland Australia in 1950 but returned to Horwich area about 1972 Thanks Brian
red mail John William-Mary Hannah Leach's son Sydney
I found my uncle Sydney in the 1901 census,now in the 1911 census he is living in Horwich and is an apprentice at the Horwich Loco Works. His father John William Leach retired from the Loco Works in 1927.Does anyone have any evidence that he survived the First World War, as I can't find Sydney, and I do not remember anyone in the family mentioning him. All family now passed away. Thanks in anticipation.
red mail Robbins of Horwich
Looking for information on Sydney Lewis Robbins, born 1927 in Ormskirk. He lived in Horwich in the early 1970s with Katie Moran (his first wife) and Dorothy (his second wife). Thank you for any information.
red mail wilson/dalton - Horwich
trying to find any info about Sarah Annie Wilson (Nee Dalton) DOB 4.2.1902. She married James wilson in May 1922 at Holy Trinity in Horwich. He worked at the "loco" as a boiler maker. So the story goes he threw Sarah Annie out in about 1930 when he took up with another woman (Annie Bibby). Sarah and James had a son Jack born in 1926. Jack remained with his father and step mother. Jack was told that his mother was sent to the workhouse in about 1930, and then died about 5 yrs later. Can find no evidence of death for Sarah Annie under the surname Wilson or Dalton. Too many unanswered questions ??? Can anyone help ?
red mail hardy family
looking for relatives of ethel maud hardy born 1886 believe she married harry hardman. frank hardy born 1893 married harriet wilkinson. willie hardy born 1896, harry hardy born 1897 married isabel jackson, robert watkins hardy born 1899 married eliza carter and walter reynolds hardy who married maggie booth dec 1912 at holy trinity horwich there children born at horwich are amy l hardy 1913 and fred hardy born 1915
red mail Davenport/Smethurst
Does anyone have any knowledge of Jim Davenport lived at Smeaton St Horwich around 1926?He was living with Hannah Smethurst and her son Harry. Any Smethurst info appreciated
red mail Horwich Records
I've been building a database of records from Horwich, Wingates, Rivington, Anderton, Westhoughton, Blackrod. This is a free search database but still ongoing. Over 11,000 records on at the moment. Contact me for further details
red mail John William- Mary Hannah Leach
Looking for any information on their son Sidney. On 1901 census he is 7years of age. I can't find any more about him only he was born in Horwich in 1894.He is an uncle I didn't know about.
red mail MARSDEN of Horwich
Looking for John Marsden, b Adlington 1855 to Samuel and Anne (nee Smith, who died when he was born). John married Helena Hartley and they had two daughters, Alice and Helena Mary. I have photographs of the daughters and a postcard written by Helena Mary to my grandfather, Samuel Marsden, from her home in Carwood Grove, Horwich, c 1904. In 1891 the family was living at Fairbairn St, Horwich. When last 'seen' (on the 1901 census for Horwich) John was a railway time keeper. Any information very gratefully received and exchanged.
red mail Ellis and Tart families of Horwich
I am looking for anyone with the surname of either Ellis or Tart in their family and a connection to Horwich, and also possibly a connection to Dawley in Shropshire. Four brothers with the Ellis surname and two sisters, one with the surname of Tart, moved to Horwich in the early years of the 20th century. I believe all of the brothers worked at the Loco works.
red mail Deane family
Does anybody have any information regarding Thomas (Tho) Deane born 1762 or his children (especially males, ) and their connection to the Dodd family. I have got a family bible which has been passed on to all males, however my father's surname was Dodd, it was given as a present to Mary Anne Deane (b.1795) by her father. ANY information will be useful as I would like to fill in this rathe large hole in my family tree!
red mail Bagnall,Thornley
I am looking for any information on Alice Maud Bagnall nee Williams born 1877 in Manchester who married Adam Percy Bagnall from Ireland,Alice Maud Thornley (born 1890 Horwich) married Joe Thornley in 1915,Phyllis Thornley born 1916 and Frank Thornley born about 1931.Alice had a brother called Harold born about 1900.Both were born in Horwich.Adam Bagnall and Joe Thornley probably worked at the loco works.Grandmother Alice and Frank were killed in an accident involving a lorry on a steep hill (Chorley Old Road?) in April,May or June 1937.
red mail grandparents
trying to find any relatives of William Hilton and Mary Elizabeth last known address 4 Craven Street Horwich where my father William Henry Hilton was born 1911 They were at this address on the 1901 census Hope you can help
red mail Ellis family of Horwich
I'm trying to find out details of an Ellis family who moved to Horwich in about 1915. George came from Dawley in Shropshire and went to work in the Loco works. his wife Mary ran a dressmakers business from their house in Webb Street and employed about 4 seamstresses. They had four children, Mabel, Arnold, Edgar and Cyril. Any info greatly appreciated.
red mail Horwich Loco Works
Trying to find any details of my Grandfather John William Leach.He retired from Loco Works in 1927.He was married to Mary Hannah Leach,who's maiden name I think was Ramsbottom.They had two children I know of, Sydney and Elsie(my mother)
Hamer - Newton
Trying to discover any info on a marriage between Hamer and Newton any time between 1920 to 1938. Also any info on the Hamer family in Horwich
red mail Samuel Hatcher
Looking for any info on my uncle Samuel Hatcher.He was a butcher, who owned a shop on Lea Lane in Horwich for many years.He was married to Constance,her maiden name was Entwistle.They had no children.Samuel was a mason.
red mail Sharples, Draper, Thornley, Aspinall
Information on John Sharples who married Ann Aspinall on 17th September 1799 at Dean, they had 8 children, Mary Sharples born c.1800 married Richard Draper (born c.1803) at Dean on 3rd November 1822. They had two children John born 1829 and Elizabeth born 1831, Elizabeth married my g.grandfather William Horrocks on 7th September 1859 at Horwich Parish Church. Mary Draper (Sharples) died 11th November 1834. The children John and Elizabeth are living in the Club Houses, Horwich on the next 2 census with the Thornley family
red mail Lewis
Caroline Lewis born 1876 in Birmingham, her parents were Alfred and Ellen, she was living in Horwich on the 1891 census, but I have been unable to trace either a marriage or a death.
red mail Easthope, Ashton, Graham
I have a Blanche Easthope on the 1901 cencus living in Horwich with the Ashton family she was born in Birkenhead Cheshire and was 16 years of age. Who was she?
red mail Ashton, Nightingale,Farrington Graham
Any information on the Ashton family would be welcome: James and Mary Ashton had two sons Joseph born 1781 at Horwich (who I am decended from)and Edmund born 1790 at Pilsworth. I do not know Mary's name before she married. Joseph married Jenny Farrington in 1806. They had 9 children,Joseph, Mary,Peggy, Hannah, Robert, Lucy, Edmund, Nancy, Joseph and Eleanor. My g.grandfather was James married Mary (Nightingale) in 1835 they had 7 children. My g.grandfather married Jane Graham from Penrith in 1875.
red mail Horrocks
Anyone any information on Joseph Horrocks christened 13th December 1812, his mother was Ann Horrocks. Mark Horrocks christened 28th November 1814 his mother was Alice Horrocks. Both boys were illigitimate they were christened at New Chapel - Horwich They lived at Gabriels farm - Horwich. James was a Cordwainer, he married and lived in Halliwell. I have found no trace of Mark.
red mail Horrocks,Ainsworth,Lomax,Yates,Draper
I am looking for anyinformation on Margaret Horrocks christened June 16th 1744 at Dean she was the mother of my g,g,g,grandfather John Ainsworth Horrocks (he was illigitimate) John Ainsworth was said to be the father.I would love to find these names Ainsworth,Lomax,Yates,Draper.
red mail Some Horwich Greenhalghs'
I have a firm identification of my GGGrandfather John Greenhalgh born in Horwich 1803. (In the 1851 census living in Preston). I now have now identified his father James and mother Margaret, from Lee Lane Protestant Dissident Church (Horwich) parish register, but am having little success in finding their marriage or births. Any information to help me go furhter would be appreciated Thanks, Jim
LUCY HOPWOOD was baptised at Holy Trinty, HORWICH, DEANE, 1812. Her parents were William HOPWOOD & MOLLY. Is Molly the same person as MARY LEE, who married William HOPWOOD at DEANE by BOLTON 3rd March 1794? Lucy married JOSEPH VERNON in 1839 at Manchester. They had children - William Hopwood Vernon, Anne, & ELIZABETH VERNON, who married ALFRED LEOPOLD ELLIS in 1880. Any connections welcome!
red mail Ainscough, Winward & Waite
Great-grandfather George Ainscough (b.1870) moved to Horwich in 1899 with wife Mary Winward. Their son Ralph married Alice Waite in 1922, and the family lived in the area until the 1970s. Ralph had 7 sisters - any info on the family welcomed. Ralph worked all his life at the locomotive works - now long gone - any memories of the works welcomed.
red mail NEWTON
Need info on my grt.grt. grandfather William Newton who was 'crofter' in Horwich around early 1800's. Any Newtons in this area at this period is of interest
Adam Horrocks, b 1592, md Alice Chowe need details for both

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