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red mail margaret jackson nee diggle
I am looking for information on margaret jackson who was married to ronald jackson, with one son of her own - donald jackson, who was my father. I have been told margaret was fostered but not sure if this was by her sister or not, was also told she was of scottish descent.
red mail Italians in Rochdale
I am searching for any relations of my italian family who may of lived in rochdale in 1880 onwards in particular VITA OR VITO or any italians with any recalections
red mail John Crossley b. 1780 Lowerplace Roachdale
I am seeking the parents of John Crossley born Lowerplace Roachdale Lancashire. He was born 1780 in Lowerplace, Lancashire indicated in his Army record. He was in the Royal Artillery and was discharged at age 35 and given a pension in 1816. At his time of discharge he was living in Lacolle, St. Jean County, Quebec, Canada. He remained in Lacolle for the remainder of his life and died there. He is last found living in Lacolle in the 1851 Canadian Census. John Crossley is my wife's 4th great grandfather who we have been searching for his parents for more than 20 years. Can anyone help me determine his parents? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
red mail Groarke from Mayo to Rochdale
I am having grate difficulty searching for my ancestors - GROARKE. My Grandad, John Groarke, b.1922 in Rochdale. His dad, also John Groarke b. 1888 (i think) in Rochdale but his father, again John Groarke, was born in Mayo, Eire, approx 1851. PLEASE can anybody help with my research????
red mail CLARKSON family
I am searching for any decendants of Francis CLARKSON (1849 Knaresbro) w.Sarah Ann HEATON (1848 Keighley?) m. 1871 . They had George (1871 Bingley Yorks),Marg't 1872 Bingley) John (1874 Bingley) Francis (1876 Baildon Yorks), Heaton 1879 Baildon),Emily (1879 Baildon) (m. Thomas E. KERSHAW), Walter (1881 Baildon), Mary (1883), Charles(1886), Harry (1887), Edith (my Grandmother) (1888-1912 Rochdale)m Thomas PARKER. It is not known when the family moved to Rochdale but any info would be appreciated on decendants of any of the children.
red mail ATKINSON 1841 CENSUS
Need further information re ATKINSON Family of John Street Rochdale. JOHN, PHOEBE, ISABELLA and MATTHEW. Have been trying for nearly two years to ascertain more about this family but to no avail.Can anyone help?
red mail John CREGG
Looking for details on a John Cregg. According to 1901 Census he was 52yrs, placing his birth at abt 1848, and was born in Rochdale. He is the 2nd Husband of my ggg grandmother Emma Lacey (also Lacy). Emma was born a Hornby and married Joseph Lacey in Wakefield, Yorkshire 1868. I dont know what happened to Joseph as up to now I cannot find any death records for him. John and Emma Cregg are listed as parents to Annie Bulmer (nee Lacey)and living with Annie her husband and 5 of their children. Any help would be appreciated regarding Johns life, death and marriage date.
red mail Cooper / Kershaw
I am trying to discover the ancestors of John Cooper of Long Sight and Hannah Kershaw of Oldham Road, Rochdale who were married on 7th July 1850 at the Parich Church, Rochdale. John's father was James Cooper, a labourer whilst Hannah's father was Henry Kershaw, a ?striper.
red mail butterworth hall
i would be grateful for any information on place called Butterworth Hall. My ancestors (Pearson) lived and worked there Thank you in advance
red mail James Smith and descendants
James Smith was born in Ireland about 1807, and by 1824 was living in Yorkshire Street, Rochdale (when there were few Smith families in town). After labouring he became a plasterer. He married Mary Holt in 1824-1829 (banns St Chad 1824, but cannot find marriage); their children were William c1830, Alexander c1832-1878 (m. Mary Clegg 1854), John c.1836-c.1875 (m. Selina Chadwick 1858), Sarah Ann 1838 (m. John Wolfenden 1860), Margaret 1841 (m. Thomas Binns 1859), James 1846. If you connect with this family, please contact me.
red mail john becton
i am looking for information on john beckton and norah becton and their family would there be any drcendants still living in rochdale they lived at 24 bennett st rochdale both john and norah died 1910 there was a son edward
red mail Butterworth Cookson
Esther Butterworth of Rochdale born 1878, married John Cookson of Lowell, Mass. formerly of Littleborough, on board SS Ivernia 2.6.1910. Any info. regarding this couple would be welcomed
red mail Brierley
Looking for Alice Brierley born circa 1800 married Thomas Kershaw had son named Samuel born 1831 who went to Australia. Thomas was a policeman in Rochdale.
red mail lonsdale
jean.mothers maiden name was bella lonsdale.born sunnybrow, county durham.moved to rochdale ?.died 1950s. her sister was margaret married , name was forster.lived in dunston gateshead co.durham
red mail SMITH, of Stoneyfield Rochdale
I am looking for information on Samuel Smith married to Esther (nee NN. The family worked on in the cotton mills.
red mail SCHOFIELD
Robert Schofield b 1813, Wardle, Rochdale (father possibly Joseph Schofield b 1881 Betty (?)) Mary (?) b 1818, son James Schofield b 1841 Wardle, Ann (Stansfield?) b 1840, daughter Lydia Hannah Schofield b 1869 Marsden, Yorkshire, Alfred Taylor b 1870 Oldham.
red mail schofields/crossleys have you got any ?
hi i am doing some family research for a family friend who lives in usa. her relatives originated from rochdale / saddleworth area and i am trying to help her to trace them. this is what we have so far edmond schofield born c1806 married betty crossley in c 1826 at st chads parish church rochdale their children - elizabeth born 1827 robert t born 1833 thomas s born 1835 hannah f born 1837 cornelius born 1839 mary j born 1841 edmund born 1844 died c 1847 john born 1846 died ? edmond their son died in 1847 and betty died also 1847 the rst of the family emmigrated to usa in 1848 except john who we think died but cant find any death record as yet the crossleys betty married to edmond schofield born c1806 married 1826 died 1846 betys parents and family william- father sarah - mother died c 1859 cornelius - brother robert crossley brother married a betty (betsy) mills and emmigrated to usa c 1846 mary - sister william - brother both the above williams became mayors of rochdale. william senior in 1931-32 and william junior in 1951-52 if you have any of the above in your family i would love to hear from you or if you can give me any info on them or point me in the right direction i would be really grateful many thanks linda x x
red mail ATKINSON
Info on Atkinson family, resident in John Street Wardleworth, Rochdale according to 1841 Census. Believe this family may be related. John and Phoebe Atkinson, their daughter Isabella and son Matthew. Believed to have another son Thomas. Can you help???
red mail Simm family / Era Ring Mill
I am looking for anyinfo on the Simm family who lived in Rochdale circa 1926. Fred Simm was the manager of the Era Ring Mill (Woodbine Street), his wife was Elizabeth, nee Harley, Son Colin Simm and daughter Edith Simm. The family originally came from the Bolton area. Any info would be greatly appreciated on the family and decendants or info on the Era Ring Mill. Cheers.
red mail The Rawstron family from Norden
I am searching for any information re. my grandparents' the Rawstron surname appears very often in references to the Norden area. of gr.births, around 1856. Any inforamtion welcome.
red mail Joseph Parker
I am searching for any descendants of Joseph Parker b c1848 in Ditton Lancashire. He is listed in the 1891 census living at 210 Ashfield Rd, occupation blacksmith & 1901 census 34 Danes St.occ., Manager Iron Trade.
red mail Ashworth
I am researching my connections to the family of George Leach Ashworth b.circa 1824 d.1873. He was a woollen manufacturer and was Mayor of Rochdale in 1861-2 and 1870-1. Information about his manufacturing would be wonderful. Information freely exchanged.
red mail conway flannigan
i am trying to trace my gr. grandparents james conway and ann flannigan originally from ireland their daughter cathrine was my grandmother i think she was born 1884 she came to scotland and married she died in linlithgow 1937 aged 53 can anyone help me pleaaaaaase mary
I have Brierleys from Rochdale
My Grandfather was Squire Brierley, married Annie McCormick - they had 3 children in Rochdale Robert, James & Annie, then came to the USA. I believe Squires father was Edmund I believe- Mother Sarah. Annies parents lived in Rochdale, James Father. Siblings - Mary, Lucy, James. They lived on Milk Street (house now gone). I would like to get additional information am doing the family genealogy, I have traced them by census so far, but would like some kind of confirmation that I am on the right track. Thanks Carolyn
I am interested in a Henry Walkden, and his ancestors,he lived in Rochdale in 1851/2, his son Charles(cotton spinner) married Emma Beaumont. I believe Henry was a Slater by trade. They all moved to Golcar Huddersfield at some point after this date.Does anyone have a connection or info?
red mail Greenwood
Please could anyone help me find some information about my family, my grandad Walter Greenwood married Irene Alice Francis Greenwood they had 13 children Brian, George, Freddie, Barbara, Shirley. My grandad left my grandma when my mum was about 3 years old.
I am trying to find details of JOHN THOMAS MASKEW born 4-12-1845-lived in PARKLAND ST and married KATHRINE(JONES)in 1876/7-I think he was an 'IRON TURNER. Any help would be useful.
red mail Travis Family
Descendents of James William Travis and Hanna Lees.James William born 1863 Ashton Under Lyne Hanna born 186 Saddleworth.Children Fred 1883Alice 1884 married James Platt,Walter 1887,Mary 1895 maeeied Fred Woolfenden,Annie 1897 married Wilf Seedhouse.William 1898 married Annie Felton James married Emily Crompton Joseph 1903 born 71 Cowlishaw Lane Crompton lived in Rochdale Sang and Played Piano any one who has links we would love to hear from them
red mail Cavanagh
I am looking for any information regarding the Cavanagh family of Spotland Rochdale
red mail DICKINSON
Looking for information on Daniel Richardson Dickinson (Bookbinder), married Ann Scott in 1902 at Wesley Chapel, Castlemere Street. Help please! - Janet
red mail Seeking all Meerten Families
I'm looking for any information on all Meerten families in the Rochdale/Manchester area.. I am interested in the past as well as the living members as they may be able to add to our family story. Thank you.
Looking for siblings or descendants of Thomas Hurst c1803, married to Betty Butterworth c 1805, both born in Rochdale. His son John was my great great grandfather.
Collins Family
Looking for Family History Relations / Contacts for Thomas Collins Born 1823/5 Heptonstall, I have the full family for Thomas, but I dont have his parents.
red mail Doherty Family
I have some details of the Doherty/Dixon families from 1900 onwards
red mail colman family
Seeking info about my late grandfather's brothers who are believed to have emigrated to Canada or USA. My grandfather was EDWARD COLMAN (born c1899). He had an elder sister MARGARET COLMAN (born c1898 and two younger brothers, MALACHI COLMAN (born c1900) and MARTIN COLMAN (born 1902). I would appreciate any info at all about any of these four. Their irish born father (also Martin Colman), was a police constable in Lancs, their mother died in 1902 just after Martin was born. Martin married again in 1908 to Emily Ashworth, info about her also gladly received. Edward married Maggie Roscoe; they had Edward, Agnes, Winnie, Margaret, Ronald, and my father Bernard. This family was well known around Heywood, somebody must know something!
I have traced my husband's HEYS family to Padiham just outside Burnley, Lancashire in 1830s. But there are Rochale connections. Ormerod HEYS c.1835/6 was born to Mary HEYS (nee Butterworth) widow of Richard HEYS. Ormerod HEYS married Alice Ann HAYHURST at Haslingdon Register Office 1856. Ormerod and Alice Ann's son John Ormerod HEYS was born at West Hartlepool 1859/1860 (can't find his birth registration). Their other children were: Alice Anne (1867/68 West Hartlepool) married Joseph WOOD in Rochdale. Frederick (1871 Newcastle), married Sarah (?) 1898 but died 1901. Thomas Henry (1874) Newcastle married Polly NUTTALL, Rochdale 1899. Sarah (1877/78 Newcastle) married William OLDHAM, Rochdale 1901 and Harriet (1881 Bow London) married Joseph Henry WALLIS, Rochdale 1904. The family were living at Candy Street, Bow in 1881 but by 1891 Ormerod had taken his family to Rochdale, all except for John Ormerod HEYS who had married Ann(ie) CONNER in 1881 at St Johns Bethnal Green - our London branch.
red mail Watson; Bentley:
George 1821-1876 and Harriet Watson (nee Bentley)1824-1897 lived at 31 Fenton Street,Rochdale. George was born Castleford,parents Richard & Dinah Watson George, (a former Railway Clerk) and some of his children are buried in the Heywood Cemetery.
red mail looking for
I am trying to trace anyone who knows anything about john bernard howard died 20th april 1918 he was married to my gran margaret he was in the 11th batalion of the lancashire fusilliers and is on the cenataph in rochdale cemetry
Sutcliffe Sanderson
I am looking for information regarding my great great grandparents Luke Sanderson who married Mary Sutcliffe around 1860. They lived in Rochdale and had children, John, Fred, Willie and Edna. Mary died between 1875 and 1881. Luke ran a grocers shop with his second wife Elizabeth and his son Willie became manager of the Mutual Stamp Benefit Company in Rochdale. Willie's wife Margaret was Scottish.
red mail Rochdale
Trying to trace Doherty family, Margaret Ann White married Doherty, around 1900, 12 children
red mail Barlow - Rochdale
Looking for information on the following Barlow Family. John Barlow (b.Circa 1787 Rochdale) married Phoebe Hope (b.circa 1791 Rochdale)on 22 Aug 1813 at St Chads, Rochdale. They had 3 (known) children, John b.04.07.1820, Squire b.20.11.1817, and Elizabeth b.1503.1816. All children were christened at St Stephens, Rochdale. Squire Barlow married Mary Taylor on 12.08.1838. Squire emigrated to Victoria Australia in 1853 aboard the 'Goldfinder' with his two eldest children, Alfred and James. Mary Followed him soon after with their other children. Any information/contacts of this family welcomed.
red mail Joseph Brown
I am looking for descendants of Joseph Brown, father John who was born in 1745. Joseph was born March 1777 at Waitgate Farm near Richmond Yorkshire. He married in 1800 Ann Healey born Rochdale, Lancashire in Jan 1782, died Rochdale Dec 1822. They had 11 children, most were born in Rochdale but some were born in Preston,Lancashire. Joseph although living in Preston died at Rochdale in May 1848. One of Joseph and Ann's sons became one of the first people in the country to be baptised into the Mormon faith and subsequently emmigrated to Utah.
red mail Deeplish
I am looking for information of the Rothwell family of Rochdale. Robert Rothwell was a builder and lived in Deeplish Cottage from 1870. Any information would be welcome.
red mail Williams
Informtion on WILLIAMS family. James and Elizabeth J, born c1840's in Rochdale. Had at least 5 children, William 1863, Matilda 1866, Alice Ann 1868, Emma 1870 and Benjamin T 1879. Son William married Rachel Hannah ASHWORTH 1887, living at Toad Lane, Church Street, Hereford Sreet and Woodbine St East, in next 30 years
red mail Ashworth
Looking for information on James ASHWORTH who lived at 8 Elliott St, Rochdale C1861. His wife was Mary Ann, nee RATCLIFFE. Several children including Elizabeth A , James H, Rachel H, Mary, Servetus, and Ada.
Jane Mills
Trying to find Jane born 1837/8 in Rochdale area. Her father was James Mills - I don't know her mother's name. She married James Thomas Fielding on 23/5/1861 at St Stephen's Church at which time her address was given as Milnrow (no other detail). There are several Jane Mills in the area but which one is mine? Can anyone access the 1841 or 1851 census which should help. I would welcome any help.
red mail Dearden - James, Harry
I am looking on information on a Harry Dearden b 1893..who was a son of James and Sarah Dearden in Rochdale. Some of James and Sarah's other children were Ernest, Walter and Mary anne. Harry married Margaret Anne Bottomley-Hayes somewhere in the areaas well. There are thousands of Deardens listed on census etc, but this branch doesn't seem to be anywhere. Does anyone have anything? Apparently James owned a pub in Rochdale area called the 'Five Alls' or the 'Britannia' although I have not seen evidence of this yet. He only seems to have been a cotton spinner. Thanks in advance
red mail young
I am trying to find more information on my ggranparents Isaac and Emily Young nee Young, they lived in Horbury Wakefield W Yorks abt 1902 when my grandfather Eli was born he had 6 older siblings, names unknown and 7 younger, Harry, Violet, Edith, Bert, Arnold, George and Emily, any info on any of them would be appreciated
Looking for info on William Stead and his wife Mary Crossley. They lived in Whitehall Street,Rochdale in 1909 when their son William was born.
red mail Stott-Rochdale area
Seeking info. re-Parents of/life of-- James William Stott-- born Lancs c. 1875-85. Photographer at least part-time and probably worked in the isle of Man. Soldier/officer in WW1.
red mail Quakers Meeting House
Can anyone please tell me where this was situated as i need to go look at gravestones there.The meeting house has gone as i remember but i need to look at the headstones so i can further my research..into the Mills line of my family
red mail Pickering
Nelly Cocks born 1880, married James Pickering, had a son Roy, lived in Littleborough and Rochdale, is anyone else researching this line ? Nelly was the daughter of William Clifford Cocks and Harriet Ellen Cornforth from Birmingham
red mail Fielding- Rochdale
Am looking for any connection to ALFRED FIELDING (my grandfather)(1908-1990). Married MAY SUTCLIFFE (1910-1991)in 1936 and years later moved to Australia. Alf's parents were JOSEPH FIELDING (1874-1934) and CHARLOTTE HARGREAVES (1876-1957). May's parents were JANE FIELDEN (1890-1972)and HERBERT SUTCLIFFE (1886-1979) both from Todmorden area.
red mail Edgar Brierley and Elizabeth Ashworth
I am looking for information on my great-grandparents Edgar Brierley (b. June 29, 1882 d. November 10, 1917) and Elizabeth Allen Ashworth (November 02, 1890 d. 1944). Edgar's parents were Hiram Brierley and Alice ?. That's as far as I can trace. Elizabeth's parents were John B. Ashworth and Emma ?. That is also as far back as I can trace. Any help is appreciated, as my maternal side has been traced back to the ancient Irish.
Elizabeth Jones/withington
Searching marriage of Elizabeth Jones and George Withington between 1870-1886 They ae my 2x gt grandparents, can not find any record of there marriage. Have lots of info on their daughter Rhoda and willing to share if anyone can help
red mail Newell
Looking for information on Harold Newell, born 1907 in Rochdale. Harold joined the Shanghai Police in 1930 & was interned during the war years along with his family. Any information would be most welcome.
red mail Rowcliffe
Looking for any Rowcliffes in or around Rochdale. Joseph Rowcliffe (Father William) Joseph marrried Hannah or Ann Hodgan or Butterfield 1855 @ St.Chads, they had 5 children listed on the 1881 census, William.Joseph,James, Martha Ann & Sarah Jane,the youngest, married John Helsby, they were my grandparents. Would love to hear from anyone with information on the Rowcliffes or Helsbys
Helsby, David
we are trying to locate any info on above noted, whom we believe was born 1839 in Congleton, CHES. moved to Rochdale, and on the 1881 census was shown as being married to Hannah? any info appreciated
red mail Rochdale Local Studies Library
The Local Studies Library for Rochdale has just moved back into its refurbished premises on the Esplanade. They have been "camping out" for over 2 years, but it has been well worth the wait. There are marvellous new facillities now availablewhich at last do justice to the fantastic collection and the wonderful staff for whom nothing seems to be too much trouble.
red mail Kepples, Isabell
Looking for any information on Isabell Kepples who married John Haywood on February 10, 1656.
red mail Baker, Henry,
I'd like to trace the birth of Henry BAKER, born about 1809 at or near Rochdale, he later moved to Birmingham and worked as a Military Ornament Maker.
red mail Ann Brierley
Ann Brierley was born in Rochdale in the first quarter of the 19th century. She married Lawrence Ormerod, originally of Skipton, and they had children Samuel (born Bacup) and Elizabeth (born Rochdale). I would like to know more about the Brierley family, please.

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