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County town: Lancaster
Other major towns: Liverpool, Manchester, Bolton
Origins of Name: Romna Fort on River Lune , Anglo Saxon/ Brittonic
Population 1801: 673,486
Population 1961: 5,129,416
Acreage: 1,201,850
Urban Land 1961: 45.6%
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Seeking help with Grandmother.
"Does anyone know what happened to my Grandmother Emily Roberts(born in 1905 Formby)?. Emily was a Tailoress and had a Sister Flora. The Family lived at St Johns road Birkdale, Southport in 1935. Any insight into her life would be a big help. Her Parents were John and Sarah Roberts.
red mail Wilkinson and Dewhurst join
Hoping to confirm if Henry William Wilkinson (b Mellor 1820) married Mary Dewhurst (b Samelsbury 1823) on 3 Jul 1848. And that one of their children was Robert Wilkinson (b 20 Jan 1853 at Mellor Brook). Help appreciated. Many thanks.
red mail William Gardner and Mary Wright
I have William Gardner b.?1822-25 Keswick, Cumberland UK - m.24/3/1856 to Mary Wright (lace maker) b.Ireland. In 1871 census they are in Chorlton Lancashire with niece Bella McD?McDivett Gardner b.Ireland, age 8yrs and in 1881 Ardwick with niece Mary McDivett age 6yrs b.1875 West Derby, parents James McDivett and Isabella Wright. Am 99% sure Isabella (McDivid,McDivitt,McDevitt) is my Isabella who married Charles Wilson 1879 (1881 census Chorlton- father James McDivid /Mcdevitt, carpenter) but don't know if she is Mary's sister or why in marriage record she is Isabella Gardner McDivid (etc) or why the Gardner's gave her their surname. Found marriage record Isabella Wright age 22yrs,(father William) m.24/2/1857 James McDevitt age23 (father Patrick) in Belfast Ireland. Looking for other siblings of Mary/Isabella and deaths of the Gardner's and the McDivett's (etc). Irish records difficult to find and can't find census/family records pre 1871 for the Gardner's in Lancashire or Cumberland or McDivett (McDivid,McDevitt) or Wright. The Gardner's don't seem to have any children of their own.I would gratefully appreciate any help offered. Thank you. Marj
red mail Looking for information re grandfather
My grandfather Thomas Reid jr was apparently given up by his father Thomas Reid snr, who was an actor in the late 1890s in Manchester, to the Brierley family, Thomas Reid jr, then became Thomas Reid Brierley. He served in WW1 & lost a leg, he then married a Vera Bentley, & they had one child in 1927, my father Jack Reid Brierley. Who married an Esme Allen. If anyone has any information on either Thomas Reid senior or Junior I would be grateful to know, we are trying to trace our family tree & have pulled up blanks for nearly 20 years. thanking you in advance
John Ormod Lancashire born 1927
Hi I was wondering if anyone know's a John Ormrod born in 1927 that may still be alive in Lancashire. I think he is my grandad's cousin and might be able to giv me info on the Ormrod family Thanks if you can help
red mail Any Information on Fanny Kempster
Looking for any information on Fanny Kempster (maiden name Pugh). I have bits of information for her listed underneath but I am struggling to find any information after this. -Born in 1863, Accrington to Henry and Elizabeth Pugh. -Married Horatio Bradshaw Kempster November 1885, Tynemouth, Northumberland, England. -Had one daughter with Horatio who passed at the age of 1 years old. -Somewhere inbetween 1885 and 1891 Fanny moved to Manchester to live with her sister, brother in law and nieces and nephews who's name was Duckworth. -She had a daughter Lily Kempster in 1894 (who I presume is not Horatio's child as he had remarried at this point and is not living in the area) -Fanny lived with her sister up until 1901. After this I can not find another census for her nor a marriage or death. Any help would be much appreciated. Thank you, Olivia
Am seeking any living relatives of ARCHIBALD JOHN JOSEPH GROVES, (b1898 Charlton, d 1971). He married GRETA E A HALE (b 1898/99, d1942) in Woolwich district 1919. Their two sons REGINALD ARCHIBALD C GROVES(1922-2006) and WILLIAM LESLIE GROVES (1937-1998). I believe Archibald married again, to NELLIE LATHAM, in Leigh, Lancs, 1942. Please get in touch if you are a relative (or know of a relative) to this family, as I have significant information.
red mail Atkinson
My ggg grandfather was born around 1815-17 in Lancashire england .george atkinson. He immigrated to America around 1835-36 with 2 brothers james and Thomas. One continued to Canada the other Virginia and george went to texas. This is the story my family knows. Does this sound familiar to anyone over seas or in the Canadian or Virginia territory's?
red mail Hammond
Hi I'm trying to find info about the family of my great grandmother Edith Hammond. She was born in the 1870s and married William Johnson. They moved to New Zealand around 1921 when my grand mother Annie Mary was 16yo. Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Leah
Great grandmother and brick wall!
Trying to find details of my great grandmother, Mary Ellen Mc Donald born about 1867 in Liverpool, but area could be West Derby, Walton-on-the-Hill or even Toxteth. She married John L Levens in 1899. I've been unable to uncover her birth and 3 birth certificates I've bought do not have her parents names. I need some help - anyone have any info please? Marie
Elsie May Jones
I am looking for a birth certificate or any information on my Great Grandmother Elsie May Jones who was born on Feb 6th 1910 on her marriage certificate it say's her father is Arthur Jones. My Grandad has been looking for years and now I am trying to find any information on Elsie. I am wondering if there is a connection with The Ormrod family as a Amy Elizabeth Ormrod who was born in 1907 was a bridesmaid at her wedding to Paul Johnson Voellner. My Great Grandmother Elsie May Voellner nee jones died in 1951
red mail DNA testing
Hello I am searching for David Findlow born 1944 in Cheshire, England. I corresponded with him several times in late Dec 2014 but have had no response to messages sent in 2015. Does anyone know him? Also looking for any Franklin relatives. Sandra
red mail Thomas Brooks
Thomas Brooks born 1834 1913 Birth ABT 1834 Openshaw, Hulme, Lancashire, England Death 24 DECEMBER 1913 Chorlton, Lancashire Thomas one of my 3rd great grandfathers. I have heard on his death in December 1913 he was taken around the city of Manchester on a horse drawn Carriage was declared an Old Soldier of England. I know he was in the military for many years. His first two children were born in India (Alice 1863 and Thomas 1865 Thomas is my 2nd great grandfather) his other 2 children were born in England (Jane 1872 Aldershot, Hampshire and Charles 1875 Dover, Kent) he married Annie stubbs in 1853 in Macclesfield, Cheshire. Annie Stubbs 1834-1897 Birth OCT 1834 Macclesfield, Cheshire, England Death 1897 Chorlton, Lancashire I know Thomas served with the Royal Fusiliers he spent 8 and half years in Crimea and 13 and a half years in East india Does anyone have any suggestions as to how I might be able to find evidence that on his death Thomas was taken around the city of Manchester on a horse drawn Carriage was declared an Old Soldier of England Thanking you in advance
red mail Collins/Fisher/Mulligan
Looking for information on Hugh Collins (b1855) who married Isabella Fisher (b1859) in 1878, in Liverpool, Lancashire. Child Mary Ann Collins born Dec. 1882 baptized ALL SOULS CATHOLIC Church 18 Jun 1896. Appears with parents in 1891 Liverpool Lancashire census, but gone for 1901. Story goes that she went away to school (Ireland or Scotland where mother's friend was nun) and returned home when her mother died (May 1904) and took care of siblings (then on to America). Where did she go? Cannot find her in any 1901 census, but see possibilities, listed as housekeeper/domestic servant. Any information appreciated.
red mail Edward Anderson Wilson
Looking for information on Edward Anderson WILSON, born about 1837-38, possibly in or near Manchester; died 1900 in Sydney, Australia. He was the son of James WILSON and Katherine ANDERSON. He migrated to Australia before 1874. He had a wife (and possibly some children) who remained in the UK; his wife may have died in the early-mid 1880s. It's possible his wife was looking for him and may have registered him as missing or estranged. In Australia he was employed as a journalist (sports and turf writer).
red mail living relative
I am hoping to find a living relative from Liverpool. His parents' surnames were RAFFERTY and CROPPER and his first names were Craig Anthony born 1974. The parents were divorced soon after the baby was born and it is possible that his surname was changed. If anyone can help please contact me and I can disclose further information. Regards
red mail Cumming Family
My grandparents and three of their four children lived in Bolton from about 1927-1929/30. My granfathers name was George William Cumming and my grandmother was Margaret Daisy Cumming (nee Beatson). The three children were, Anne Ross Cumming, Isobel Mary Cumming and Margaret Gavine Cumming attended Mount St. Joseph's school. My aunt, Anne Ross Mitchell (nee Cumming) is the only one of the four sisters that is still alive and living in New Zealnd. I am looking for anyone who attended the school during that period and I am trying to trace where they lived.
red mail Clarke family
Looking for info on William and Maggie Clarke née O'Rourke or Bourke. William, born 1866 in Ballymanagh, Ardagh, Mayo and Maggie was born 1867 in Ballina, Mayo. They married in Ballina in 1900 and moved to Lancashire. William was a policeman in Manchester. I believe they had at least 1 daughter. Maggie was raised by James and Annie Hearns O'Rourke. James was a constable in the RIC. Maggie immigrated to NY in 1891 with the O'Rourke family after James died. She returned to Ireland to marry William. Maggie visited US several times after that. Williams parents were John and Catherine Clarke. William had cousins living in Lancashire - Edward Clarke, and also his son John Clarke, all from Ballymanagh, Ardagh. Mary Kate Clarke Scott was a daughter of Edward who raised the family in Ballymanagh after her mother died and Edward went to England to work. Any info on any Clarkes in Lancashire would be greatly appreciated.
red mail Molyneux
looking for details of Lavinia Molyneux born 1918 in Bolton Lancashire parents were William Molyneux and Gertrude Jackson they went to Australia in 1926 and returned to England in 1932 William worked for the Railways Parents of William were Elias Molyneux and Lavinia HalliwellWilliams siblings were Mary,Gertrude,Amelia,Louisa and May
red mail Titterton Families
Looking for any information on the following people please if possible; William and Mary Titterton (nee Roost), They had the following children;ELSIE (circa 1892) Ethel (circa 1893) Horace Urquart.and Lorna (circa 1901 or 1902) Titterton. Elsie Married ? Alderman .They had 5 children Elsie,Annie ,Albert Edward? believe he may have been a sportsman of some kind(unknown) and there are also his sisters Lillian and May, Any help Appreciated
red mail Round Family
Hi there Like most people here I am trying to find out a little more about my ancestors the Round family based in Lancashire United Kingdom William Henry Thomas Round 1861-1936 (my 2nd Great grandfather) married Elizabeth Flevill 1863 - 1953 Children Samuel Round 1884 - 1961 married Sarah Ann Hodgkinson 1885 - 1914 they had three children Edith Round 1911 - 1911 Edna 1912 - ? William H Round 1914. Samuel remarried Rhonda Beebe in 1926. Edna married a Leslie Dickenson in 1938 and William married a Marian Bebee in 1942 Edwin Jordan Round 1863 - 1973 (my great grandfather) married Sarah Ann Brookes 1887 - 1956 moved to Australian in 1926 with there three children Arthur, Edwin (my grand father) and Nellie James Flevill Round 1888 - 1981 married Florence Bridge in 1913 unsure of Florence's birth year they had two children Winifred Round 1924 - 1944 and Kenneth G Round 1926 - ? Kenneth married Ada Agnes in 1952 Ellen Jordan Round 1890 - 1980 married Arthur Moss in 1915 unsure of Arthurs' birth year they have a son Norman born 1920 - ? Nellie Round 1891 - ? William Henry Round 1893 - 1962 married Sarah Eliza Matthews in 1918 Sarah Eliza Matthews 1895 - 1977 they had a son Harold Round 1919 - 1986 Sarah Jordan Round 1895 - 1959 married John Turner in 1923 have no birth year for John they had a son Jack Turner but I have no year of birth Harold Round 1900 - 1901 Lily Round 1900 - 1900 On William Henry Thomas Round birth certificate no mention of his father just his mother Ellen Round Any information past or present would be helpful. In the 1871 Census Anne Round 58 shop keeper Elen Round Daughter 29 cleaner Sara Round Daughter 11 William Henry Son 10 Lucy Round Daughter 6 1891 cenus William Henry Thomas Round age 30 Elizabeth (wife) aged 28 Son Samuel aged 7 Son Edwin aged 5 Son James aged 3 Ellen 1911 cenus William Henry Thomas Round aged 50 Elizabeth aged 48 Edwin aged 24 James aged 22 Nellie aged 20 William aged 17 Sarah aged 15 On this census list 9 children born 3 deceased 6 living In the Manchester Births and Baptisms 1813-1915 2 entries on the same day 8th of August 1900 Harold Round Lily Round William Henry Thomas Round married Elizabeth Flevill 4th of February 1883 Thanking you in advance
red mail John William VESEY
Does anyone have access to any information that relates to John William Vesey who is shown elsewhere as being born in Rochdale, Lancashire in 1869. He was married in South Australia in 1893 so would have emigrated prior to this time but may appear in the censuses in between. Any assistance greatly appreciated.
1841 census
trying to find Samuel Dawson born 1817-1818 parents Joseph Dawson would like to know if any siblings as well born in OLDHAM ,OR CROMPTON He died in Barnesley in 1897 aged 80 years
Seeking info on my ggmother Polly Chettoe, nee pitchford, Irlams o'th height, Salford aprox 1900 married Edwin Wallace Edgar Chettoe. Polly died giving birth to my mother Audrey Jane chettoe. c 1933 Audrey was adopted by James Fox he had brothers john, charles, sisters, mary, ethel. elizabeth, grace and florence. James married Alice pitchford Lived at 16 king street. Audrey Married Harry Taylor All IRLAM OTH HEIGHT SALFORD, MANCHESTER LANCASHIRE
red mail John Hiram Ford Married Fanny(Frances)
Looking for a John Hiram Ford born abt 1824 Nottingham married to a Fanny(Frances) nee? born abt 1836 Wales Neath Married abt 1852
red mail Albert Edward I'anson born 5/5/1892 at Barrow on Furness lancashire
I am looking for any further information on Albert Edward I'anson (sometimes known as Anson) born 5/5/1892.His 1st marriage was to Elizabeth Gertrude Hughes 25/12/1917 they had twins Albert & Elizabeth who died at birth also Evelyn born 1920. 2nd marriage to ? in 1940 3rd marriage in 1962 to Doris Helena Bowbrick in Orpington, he died in 1977 Are you related to this family I would love to hear from you Many Thanks E
Seeking descendents of ETHEL KATHLEEN HAIGH & HUBERT LAMB (Married 1936) Ethel was my great aunt on my fathers side and I am trying to trace her descendents and those of her siblings. Ethel was born 1909 in Manchester (Daughter of ETHEL AMY REECE and JOHN HAIGH) and married in "Barton " registration district sept quarter 1936). Have clues of two children: PAULINE LAMB (born 1942) and HAZEL LAMB (b. 1947) Would be delighted to hear any news of you!
red mail Harry Wood b. 13 August 1915
Seeking help in finding what happened to Harry Wood born 15 Aug.1915 Chorlton Hulme, Manchester before 1946. Any insight to his previous life/family or friends will be a help. Harry was the son of Abel and Florence (nee Frost)
red mail Wolstenholme/Thompson
Hello, I am looking for a possible connection with some of the other entries for Wolstenholme and Thompson. In the 1901 England census for Heywood, my ggg grandfather James Wolstenholme shows as head of the house and there is an Elizabeth Thompson listed as sister in law. Any matches? Nancy
Looking for any information on the widow, MARGARET WAINWRIGHT, who married ROBERT BRIGGS on January 10th 1830, at St Mary's Parish Church, OLDHAM, Lancashire. ROBERT BRIGGS was a farmer of Whitefield Moor, and MARGARET WAINWRIGHT was a widow from Pilkington (Near Bury, Lancashire).
red mail Denys Pickup married Janet 1947 Haslingden registration district
I'd like to contact the daughter of Denys Pickup and Janet, or her family.......your second cousin Geoffrey has a photograph of Janet as a young woman you might like to have. Joan
red mail Harry Wood born 1915
Harry Wood was born 1915 Bolton area. I am seeking connection to first marriage of Harry Wood. His second marriage was bigamous for which he served time. Hoping to find connection with someone who can help fill in the missing years. Can you help please ?
red mail Heaton, Isaac
Can anyone help me with Isaac Heaton, Stoker on Railway, who lived at 52 Bridge Street Bury Lancs in July 1899, and had a daughter Lavinia Violet Heaton
My Great Great Grandfather is John Robert WARD born May 1837, Lancashire, England, I am trying to locate his natural parents. He went to Chester when he was 9 months old, his Mother & Father died before he was 3 years old, He was bought up by his Step Grandparents { my brick wall } his Grandfather died when he was eight, When he was eight he worked around the Chester/Newgate & Linehall Streets, become an apprentice confectioner in 1855, went to Birmingham & worked in Dale End & Snow Hill, he went to London the very day he turned 21. In 1859 he married Amelia RAVEN in Warwickshire, Coventry. Any clues would be very welcome. Thanks for your time.
red mail thompson
an info on dora thompson, married to john newman, lived in 22 abram street hulme in 1861. had a son john thomas, and a daughter sarah jane. also lived at 45 phoenix street in 1871, hulme, born in ireland as far as i know...she was my great granny help if you can.
red mail Whalley
I am trying to trace Henry Charnock who was born 7th Dec, 1889 to Sarah Charnock a single woman. Sarah married Thomas Whalley 20th Feb. 1892 but I cannot find whether Henry changed his name to Whalley.He would have been my fathers half brother but the family never mentioned him and I dont know whether he ever married or when he died. Can anyone help please.
red mail LYONS, William of Lancashire
I've been searching for a while for information or assistance with finding the parents of William Joseph LYONS (my G G Grandfather). Born: 1883/1884 in Crosby, Lancashire (from census) Marriage: 25 Dec 1906 to Henrietta Adelaide STROH in Liverpool, Lancashire Death: 17 Feb 1929 in Liverpool, Lancashire. His marriage certificate states that his father is James LYONS who's profession is a 'labourer'. That's all I know about James. I don't mind buying certificates, but there are a few William LYONS' born to a James LYONS and it wouldn't be any help to have a bunch of certificates as I still wouldn't know who's the right one. If anyone can help, offer advice, anything - I would be extremely grateful.
red mail ELLIS MAKIN
red mail Chadwick
Looking for decendants of William Chadwick. My Great Grandfather was William Chadwick married Jane Ann Longley. His Daughter was Lavinia Chadwick who married William Beckwith.. my grandmother Lavinia Beckwith was their daughter. William Chadwick decendants I would love to hear from you. I am in the States. My mums family was from the Yorkshire area. Shotley Bridge and Hunslet are on 2 of the old birth certificates I have.
red mail Jeremiah Horrocks
I am interested in contacting anyone who thinks they may be an ancestor (however remote) of the 17th century astronomer Jeremiah Horrocks of Lancashire. My own Horrocks family came from Lancashire, and since I have a strong interest in astronomy, I am very interested in exploring this family history.
red mail Thomas Pilkington
Looking for any information on a Thomas Pilkington who had a son Hugh born beginning of 1800's or late 1700's. Thomas was a weaver and his son was baptised in St Nicholas Church, Liverpool.
red mail Goodwin, Allpress Family
I am researching my grandparents Annie GOODWIN dob Jan 8 1902 who married Hubert Harry ALLPRESS in 1921. His parents were James and Sarah from Yorkshire. My problem is finding the names for my great grandparents Goodwin. I believe my greatgrandmother's maiden name was Evans but do not know their first names. My grandmother Annie was one of five children - she was the eldest the others being Edith, Bertha, John and Fred who was the youngest. Can anyone help with any further links?
red mail Henry Marsden
Looking for Henry Marsden and his family. He had a daughter, Mary who was born in 1835 and married into the Shirt family. Mary and her husband Samuel moved to Fall River, MA where they died.
red mail John Shirt/Sarah Walker
Looking for the family of John and Sarah Shirt who had a son, Samuel (B 1835 D 1906) that married Mary Marsden (B 1835 D 1910) and moved to Fall River, MA where they died.
red mail Looking for my Grandmother's Father
Looking for my Great Grandfather, all I know is his last name,Greer, but he married Elizabeth Flanagan, she had 4 children, but only one survived, my Grandmother, Gertrude Gwendolyn Greer b:abt 1889. I find my Ggrandmother, and Grandmother in Oakland Calif. 1900census. I only know my Grandmother was born in Lancashire, England on Sept. 18 abt. 1889. I sure could use some help here.
red mail Duckworth, Joseph
I am looking for information about the parents (and siblings if there were any) of Joseph Duckworth born in Rossendale in 1824. Joseph was sent as a convict to Van Diemans Land on the Gilmore (3) in 1843 and married Ann Keegan in Oatlands, Tasmania in 1855. Any assistance would be very much appreciation. Thank you.
red mail James Goodier of Astley (Or Leigh) in Lancashire
I'm researching my Goodier lineage & currently looking for info on James Goodier and Elizabeth ?, parents to William Goodier who married Elizabeth Hurlbutt in 1848. William was b-18-05-1828, became a tailor's Apprentice (presumably in Astley), & was later a Tailor in Hulme, Manchester. Any info on James and/or siblings to William would be very welcome. Many thanks.
red mail WEBSTER
Seeking information on a John Webster born between 1809 and 1813 (depending upon the record) in Lancashire with possible parents Thomas and Ann Green. Thomas is thought to have been a Barrister. Brothers and sisters are unknown. Worked for Birmingham Railway circa 1828. Any information greatly appreciated
red mail looking for information edwards
my great grandfather harold edwards was born to a lucy edwards who was a servent at 25 clifton street. she gave harold up for adoption at the local parish church in 1902 he was born in flyde lytham and given to the church 1903 between jan feb and march any info would be much appreciated
red mail Carter - Lancashire
Looking for information on William Carter (b) APR 6 1877, parents may have been Edward Carter and Mary Wilson. Siblings known for sure were Mary and Alice. Alice married Arthur Rigby in 1902. There was said to be two children in the family named William. I have a hand made foot stool made by the father with initials carved in bottom "G C" and date 1874.
red mail John William Ross
We are looking for information on John William Ross, born Sept. 3, 1852 near Manchester, England. He moved to Philadelphia by 1880, was a artist and later a dentist. We have no information on him or his parents prior to his move to the U.S.
red mail Anne E. Barnes
Looking for relatives of Ann E. Barnes who married Herbert Pool Dahle in 1935. Thank you.
red mail Moore
I am looking for information about the Moore family of Levenshulme around 1950 to 1960
red mail Duckworth, John
John Duckworth b. 1816 to Fred and Mary. Was charged with desertion at Chatham, Kent, England and Transportated for 7yrs to Australia. Any details to further research would be appreciated.
red mail Stevens Family Barrow in Furness
Edward Stevens B1852 Dudley, Staffordshire lived in Barrow in Furness with wife Annie and four sons. Sons William Edward B1875 married Florence, Ernest B1879 married Isabella, John B1880 and Albert B1894. Edward was boiler minder and 1911 census they were living in Westmorland Street. Edward was son of Edward Stevens B1819-1865 and Carloine Swift B1823-1877. His two brothers Joseph and James with sister Sarah migrated to New Zealand in 1877. Any info would be great.
Hi I am looking for any information on Martin Treseder, a blacksmith in the early 20thc and any info on Clarence Demaline my grandfather who used to play in the local Burnley Brass Band. Many thanks, Sharon
red mail Charity Beaumont
I am looking for a maiden name and any family history for a Charity Beaumont/Beamont married to John Beaumont/Beamont around 1814. She died on March 17, 1817 in Burnley, Lancashire, England. She had five children: George, Nicholas, William, John, and Emanuel Beaumont. Thank you.
Hoping someone will have information of my grandfather's family. George Bond Robinson was b 1883 in Balby, Yorks. His father was TOM ROBINSON B 1855 in Salford, Lancs. Tom married ALMA MARY ELIZABETH BOND, she was b in IRELAND C 1851-54. I am unable to find her birth or anything about her parents, other her father was GEORGE BOND, and that he was a soldier (from marriage cert. of Tom and Alma) Tom was a staunch Union and Labour party Secretary. His father was WILLIAM ROBINSON and his mother ELIZABETH CONSTANTINE, B Leigh/Tildesley Lancs. Elizabeth's brother was the chartist JOSEPH CONSTANTINE who was deported 1848 for sedition. Is there someone who might have any information that will help me find Alma's family.
red mail Gladys Sylvine Lever
I am looking for Gladys Sylvine Lever nee Waterson. b.1925 m.1941 to John Leslie Plevin in Yoorkshire, married again 1953 to Harold Sydney Lever, then resided in the Manchester area, thats where the trail drops off. At the time of this posting she will be 85. Any information will be gratefully recieved. Thanks in advance.
red mail Tide Williams
I am looking for information on my great grandfather, His name was Tide Williams, he had three children, Jenny(Jennifer)Annie and Thomas Abraham Williams. Thomas Abraham Williams is my grandfather, he married my grandmother Elizabeth Mary Dearlove. I am trying to find out my paternal grandparents lineage.
looking for information on charles hampshire born ashton under lyne 1878.son of james & adelaide, in 1881 census living at 23 orange st ashton under lyne.cannot find any record of him after that has anyone any clues.
red mail richard ian m Fraser/ Annie emmeline Hiscox
I am looking for information on Richard Ian Malcom Fraser born 1895. His weeding cert states 1896 31 jan but we cant find anything for this. His father is also called Richard Ian Malcom Fraser born abt 1860/1865. Lancashire areas. 1896 Richard I M Fraser married a Annie Emmeline Hiscox in 1933 in darlington. can anyone help
red mail LOWRYs of Lancashire
My son's descended from Michael LOWRY & Margaret (possibly O'NEAL). Michael was born in Ireland and immigrated to England before 1841. I've found him in the censuses from 1841 up to 1891. In 1881 he and Margaret were living in Mill Street. Michael & Margaret's son William was born in Manchester circa 1860 and had a daughter Mary Ellen Lowry. Mary Ellen was my son's 2 x great-grandmother.
red mail Any Info on Joseph Elijah Smith
I'm trying to find any info that I can on my G G Grandfather. All I know is that he has a son born in 1896, Alfred Arthur Smith. I also know that he was a police officer. Any help would be great. Thanks Clare
Looking for lennards in Oldham and possibly Macclesfield Cheshire a relative names Jessie Wheeler?
red mail Kehoe/Keogh
Looking for information on Helena Mary Kehoe, think she was born early 1900's, gave birth to a son March 1932 in the Lancashire area, and put him up for adoption.
red mail Joseph Walmsley
Joseph Walmsley was born about 1888 somewhere in Lancashire. At some point he moved to Retford, Nottingamshire where he was a general labourer and then a window cleaner. He married and fathered 5 daughters between 1906 and 1928, before leaving the family 1932. His father Rodger who was a cabinet maker, also lived in Retford in 1913 at least. I have no other information and all the daughters have now died. Any help gratefully received. Many thanks
red mail John Mears
I am trying to trace a John Mears (c1829) who married Jane Snowden. They had a son Edmund George Mears (b1854) They emigrated to Victoria in Australia about 1855 when Edmund was 1. Edmund is my great grandfather - on his death certificate it is listed that he came from Hulme - I am not sure if I have the right county but would love to find further information about the mears family if anyone can help.
red mail RODDY
red mail CHADWICK
hi i am trying to find infomation on my Chadwick line that came from the areas of Billington and blackburn area. the earilest i have is of thomas chadwick born 1754c of billington, he married Ann?, they had son ellis C:19.8.1787 billington. he married Ann Holdgate and they had thomas 1811,isabella 1813,john 1813,ellias 1817-1817,ellis 1818 james 1821 all at langho, Lancs. Son John 1813 married mary Oakes/Hawkes in 1835 in manchester their children were born in gorton and then into cheshire .I have been told that if any chadwicks were from this area of lancs then we are all related. if anyone has any connection with these chadwick's please let me know. many thanks
red mail Fish
Can anyone who knew anything about a soldier named FISH. He may be Irish. He lodged in or around Plank Lane, Leigh, at the ending of the First Wold War 1917/1918.
red mail Law Family
Looking for anyone reseaching the following family George Law bn. c1814 Bridgeclough ,wife Mary Ann Law ,bn 1818 Haslingden ,children John bn 1840 Helmshore occ Machine Joiner, George bn 1844 Helmshore ,occ Machine Joiner ,Mary bn 1847 Helmshore ,occ. Woollen Weaver ,Eliz. bn 1851 Helmshore ,occ Woollen Weaver ,Jane Ann bn. 1853 ,Rochdale ,occ Woollen Twinder and James bn 1855 Lancashire ,occ Machine Joiner .
red mail William Tasker dob aprox 1883
I'm having trouble find this man and his family on any census information. He married Margaret Esther Traynor/Trainor in 1906 in Liverpool, both are of the Catholic faith. I have an address in Norris Green West Derby for them in 1938. His father is also William and they are both Carters in 1906. Any help how ever small will be very apreiciated.
red mail looking for descendants
William Miles born Salford Lancashire married Lydia Williams 1917 Salford
red mail James COLLIER born c1812 Lancs
I'm looking for any information about James COLLIER born c1812 in Lancashire. He married in Shoreditch London in 1832, then moved to south London. He worked as a boot maker or cordwainer. Does anyone have a James in their tree who disappears from Lancs at about that time?
red mail Looking for Info on the Gartland
Hi I am looking for help in filling in some big Gaps of My Great Grandfather Fred Gartland life. Fred (or Frederick) was born in the Workhouse in Halifax UK on the 19th April 1890, his mothers name was Eliza Gartland (Father unknown). Eliza Family is as follows: Her father was John Gartland who is believed to have been born around the 1833 to 1838 in Drogheda Ireland. In the 1871 census I find him in Stalybridge Lancashire UK married to a Theresa but unfortunately I can not find him anywhere before this date or anywhere after 1891. His children are Eliza Born 1872 Lancashire, Matthew Born 1874, Tom Born 1876, Mary Anne(annie) Born 1878, Fanny & Helen (or Ellen) Born 1881, Alice & Kate Born 1883, Sarah Born 1884, John Born 1886 all in Halifax. It is our belief that Eliza Gartland married an Ernest Lawton not long after having Fred and in the 1901 census we have found Ernest and Eliza living in 266 Hanson Lane Pellon Halifax with Fred aged 10, His Uncle Tom Gartland and Uncle Mathew Gartland and his step brothers and sisters Winifred Born c 1900, Edward Born c1898, Elisa Born c1895. In apprx 1942 he left home one day and never returned to the Family, his Wife Dora Gartland (maiden name Allinson) and his children Selwyn and Elga Moved to Australia and his daughter Sheila (who married Paul Todd) moved to New Zealand. Just before his death 9th October 1974 Fred (Frederick) lived in 220 Arlington Road, Arlington House Camden. Our Challenge has come in 1 Tracking down what life Fred lived between 1942 to 1974 2 Any information on Eliza Family especially her Father John Gartland from Ireland 3 Any information after 1901 of Ernest and Eliza and there children Winifred, Edward and Elisa Any information, no matter how little or large, would be accepted with great gratitude. Tanya
red mail William Usherwood
William married Augusta Cooke nee Delaunay after Augusta's first husband Alfred died during the war. They lived in Gorton around 1941 Does anyone have any information on William? We believe he was born around 1872. regards Carole
i am trying to find info on john chadwick born about 1818 billington, whalley blackburn area, he was an enginner-poss on railways as all chadwicks were involved.wife mary oakes/hawkes was from ripon yorkshire. they married 15.5.1837 in blackburn but i cant find any info on this marriage and hoping that parents names may be with info?they moved to the gorton area with children:ann 1837 blackburn. thomas 1840/42 leeds, john apx1848 broomsgrove, worcs. isabella apx 1848 leeds, mary apz 1850 sarah .j. 1852 openshaw, elizabeth apx 1855 openshaw. hopeing that someone somewhere might beable to help me please. many thanks michelle
red mail Looking for information
Hi I am looking for info on my grandfather's (John Edwin Curson b 12.12.1916) first wife they were married in 1938 & she died in late 1944 or early 45. She is supposed to be buried in Rushden, Lancashire. Also looking for info on my grandfather's parents were John Curson and Frances (Cropper)Curson(d. 27/03/68 aged 67 yrs). His maternal grandparents were Edwin (d.18/10/26 aged 70 yrs) and Eliza Cropper (d. 17/07/30 aged 73 yrs). They are all buried in Rushden (but I don't know where). Does anyone know Martin & Anna Blake (Nee Patterson; adopted by Ogilvie) they were my great grandparents married in 1918 in Hong Kong Anna was also known as NAN their daughter (Norma Margaret Blake b 7/7/1919) was my grandmother married to my grandfather above (she was his 2nd wife).
red mail Cavanagh, Marion or George
Looking for Marion Cavanagh or George Cavanagh who lived at 61 Osborne Rd, South Shore, Blackpool, Lancashire England during 1941. Also lived at 14 Ellel Grove, Anfield, Liverpool England.
red mail Joan Probert
Looking for family of Joan Probert b1924 Salford - daughter of Frank Probert and Martha Hall. Would like to know more about Martha Hall's uncle and aunt, Charles and Jessie Hall.
red mail Elsie Moreton
Looking for descendants of Elsie Moreton (nee Rowbotham - daughter of Albert Rowbotham) born abt 1910. Elsie married Sydney Moreton in 1944 in Bradford. Sydney died in 1950 at their home in Harpurhey.
red mail Death for Ada Barnes (nee Clinton)
Ada Barnes (nee Clinton) b1882 in Salford married Alfred Barnes in Manchester in 1902. Have managed to find a death certificate for Alfred Barnes and the informant is his daughter, Edith Barnes living in Haslingden. Have not been able to find a death for Ada Barnes nor a second marriage for her, in case she remarried.
James Hatton Pennington b 1867/8 Earlstown Winwick Lancashire, Married Elzabeth Ann Porter At Winwick 12th December 1901. ARE THEY IN YOUR FAMILY TREE? Any possible connections appreciated, Thanks
red mail Clara Eccles of Over Darwen, Lancashire
I am trying to solve a mystery about Clara Eccles (born 14 Nov 1877) to John Thomas Eccles and Elizabeth Ann Eccles (nee Knowles) of Sudellside St, Over Darwen. In the 1881 Census, Clara appears as "Clara Nightingale" aged 3, living with William and Eleanor Nightingale (nee Bury) in Rock Villa, Bury Fold Lane, Over Darwen. In 1991 she is still with the Nightingales, but then called by her real name, Clara Eccles, age 13. Does anyone know what happened to her parents so soon after her birth? And what link did she have with the Nightingales?
Looking for Ellen Swift
I am trying to find information about Ellen Swift, born abt 1819 possibly in the Lancashire area. She married Thomas Marsden in the Sept quarter 1844 at St Peters, Bolton, Lancashire, and died on 26 December 1881 in Chorley Lancashire. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
am trying to trace family history only information of family is James and brother Joseph Tattersall came to Australia ?? believe there were other children they set up a cartage business in Sydney .... James may have married a couple of times ?? just hoping may find some even distant relations help me with search ....
red mail McKenzie, Robert & Annie
Hi, seeking info on Robert McKenzie b West Derby 1901, a sister b 1903 & Annie ? They were sent off to Dublin in 1913. What happened to their Dad? Thanks, Trish
red mail Relative search
I am looking for the family dobson who lived in the Burnley,Nelson, Colne area. Some members of the family worked at the Bradley mills in the 1950s. One member Maggie Bentley lived in Every Street Burnley till her death in the 1970s. Another James lived near turf moor and was a scrap metal dealer. Raymond Dobson lived in Dover Street Nelson till the mid 1950s In the early 1900s the family lived in Sabden
Rutherford. Smyth. McFarlane. Totton
Trying to find the parents of James Smyth Rutherford born 1842 in Londonderry, Ireland. m 1864 St Ann's Church of Ireland Belfast. to Catherine Totton. Parents were James Rutherford and Mary Smyth. I believe married then moved to Ireland. James and Catherine emigrated to Australia on the Oceanica 1865 with infant son James. Been looking for this connection for 7 years, now concentrating on Glasgow
red mail Allen, Bracken, Bleadsdale
Looking for any information on Allen, Bracken, Bleadsdale family line. Thomas Bracken was born 1638 Lancashire, England - married Margaret Bleadsdale 1662 Chipping Church, Lancashire, England - died and buried 1671 Lancashire, England - Son William Bracken was born 1671 Melling (nester) Lancashire, England - died 1749 Wilmington, New Castle, Delaware USA - If you have any information, I would be grateful. THANK YOU.
red mail KENYON
Looking for any information on the parents or siblings of Frederick Kenyon born 1821 in Lancashire,he married an Ann Kenyon in Middleton in 1845.According to the 1841 census his parents were William and Hannah.The family seem to have connections with Oldham, Bury ,Middleton and Rochdale.Many thanks.
red mail Mackereth - Westmoreland/Lancashire
Aussie girl trying to trace roots of great grandfather's family (mother's side)came to Australia in 1800's ANY clues anyone could provide to me would be just great! Came here via ship married Mary Ross (Carlisle, Scotland) and settled in Laidley, Queensland.
red mail Barlow
Looking for information on Frederick Stanley borned 1867 and married Jessie.Some of the childrens were Albert born 1894;Stanley 1891;Edward along with at least two girls.Boys moved to Canada before parents around 1912. Parents and the girls came later and settled in Toronto Ontario Canada.Frederick may had a brother living in Montreal Quebec Canada.Any information or copies of information would be really appricated as we been at at brickwall for the past three years or so.
red mail Help please
I am trying to obtain birth details of the following persons Bertha E Gates, James Gates, Thomas Gates, George Gates, and Amy Gates from Lancs, Liverpool, their parents were James & Annie E Gates from Beresford Road Liverpool. Any help would be appreciated, Many thanks
red mail Galbreath John and Agnes Parker
Looking for any details relating to John Galbreath b. about 1843 and Wife Agnes Parker b. about 1850. Possibly married 1867 West Derby Lancashire. Had 2 sons John Armour 1871? and Robert Parker 1873 before leaving for New Zealand in 1874 (Passenger list says came from Lancashire). John was a Joiner/Carpenter. Agnes born in Scotland. John could have been too?
red mail Horrocks, Marsh
I am trying to find any info on William Horrocks and Alice Marsh. They were married at some point in 1843 - 1845? I am not certain exactly when. They had three children Thomas born 1845, Ralph born 1847, and John Born 1854. The dob's are + or minus a year. All three boys immigrated to Canada in 1872. Once in Canada they all changed their last names to Jones, which is very curious. I believe the parents stayed in England. If any one has any info at all about this family, surname, stories that might explain the reason of the name change, or suggestions on how to research the English records, I would greeatly appreciate it. I have not had much luck in England.
red mail Blackburn surname
I am trying to find out about my surname, BLACKBURN, my father was born in Co. Kilkenny on the 6/06/1926, moved to Co.Wexford when he was 2yrs approx and died on November 8th 2003 leaving 2 sons and 8 daughters and of course my mom, am curious to find out anything I can regarding our family background as am assuming that my father's dad must have moved from the UK
Beswick.Bedford leigh, Lancs. Sale Manchester. Warrington. Macclesfield,Cheshire.Scotland.
Looking for information on any of the following Alice Ann Garnett born 1878 (mother& father Ann& Thomas)Thomas born Warrington,Boiler maker.Ann born Macclesfield Cheshire, silk fringer. 1898 at the parish church in St Jude Manchester in the presence of Thomas Tattunsall? and Louisa Jane Howard. Alice Ann married Harold Miller born 1877 of 47 Hassop St,Beswick,Lancs. Harold worked at Linottpe works Manchester sale?.(age 24) Harold's father was James born Scotland 1844.(stone mason)mother was Mary ?? born Bedford Leigh Lancs 1844.Harold and Alice Ann moved to Wolverhampton after 1901 when their family surname changed from Miller to Ellis they had children Alice, Ethel,Cissy,Harold, Bill, Alec, and Thomas born Red Hill Surrey. All information welcome.

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