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red mail High and Holt family
I'm looking for information please on the relatives of Norman High and Elizabeth Holt (?1917-1992) from Hyde/Dukinfield: (married 1941 in Hyde) Norman(my mum's Dad)1914-1962 (my mum's, Vivienne Lesley High 23/4/1947-22/11/1993 went to Astley school Dukinfield My grandma (may have been known as Betty or Lizzie) My grandma's sister, my aunty Mary, Mary Durose, lived on Brunswick street Dukinfield near the park, has a son called Tony Durose who I think may live in Cheshire? In the early 70s my grandma had a paper shop near the green, just near the white bridge in Dukinfield (with my uncle Frank - Frank Firth)
John Woods - Transported to Australia 1816
I am researching a John Wood borning 1795/96. He was convicted of larceny in the Lancashire quarter sessions court in 1815 and sentenced to transportation for 7 years. The quarter sessions record show that he was of the Ashton-Under-Lyne parish and other court and newspaper records show that the crime was committed there against a R Talyor. There does not seem to be a record of his parents names in the court records or the Australian records. There are a number of births in Ashton-Under-Lyne that are in the right period for a John Wood but I am unable to pick the one that would be accurate. This a John and Hannah Wood, Samuel and Hannah and also potentially a William and Elizabeth which is interesting as his first sons name was William and his first daughters name was Elizabeth (both born in Australia). Any hints of recommendations as to source data that might solve this mystery would be appreciate.
Ann Sidebottom / Sidebotham B. 1842 M. James Longson
My 2nd Great Grandmother moved to New Hampshire around 1876 with her husband James LONGSON. m. 1866 Ashton Under Lyne. I am looking for information on her parents and his parents if possible! If anyone is researching these family names..please contact me. Gratefully yours!
i'm looking for relatives or Graham Sykes & Jean Sykes (nee Needham) They were both born in Ashton,moved to Fleetwood & had three children,I of which am one, Over the years all contact has been lost with any relatives some of which I think lived in Stalybridge. Graham had a brother ,Gordon & a sister Majorie. I know Gordon had at least four children & Majorie two. After that there's a blank.
red mail ashworth
i am looking for a old work mate her maiden name was vivian ashworth and we used to work together at pattreiouex cigarette factory in ashton-under-lyne we lost contact i 1966 and i would love to speak to her again
red mail Eliza sigley
Looking for information of eliza Sigley marriage and death details Eliza married a Osborne Davies in 1919 in ashton lancashire, but by 1921 Osborne has moved and remarried to an Edith williams, marriage took place in Aberystwyth.Does anyone know what happened to Eliza. regards ann
red mail William Whitehead
William Whitehead my grandfather was born 1866 in Ashton Under Lyne and married Mary Clarke, they had a son John born 1899. In 1906 Mary died shortly after their daughter Polly was born. I am searching for information about William Whitehead after his wife's death in 1906. The two children appear to have been abandoned, John to a workhouse and Polly adopted. William does not appear in the 1911 census or in the deaths recorded between 1906 and 1911. Maybe William left England, any information would be helpful. Thanks Ken.
Leah family
Anyone trying to find their Grandparents a Samuel Leah and wife Betty surname Ghent they Married in 1903 . Probably Hurst Ashton. sons of Samuel and Betty were I think twins, William and Joseph both 1 in 1910. If you have grandparents with these names and twins Samuel and Joseph please get in touch with me thanks.
red mail Colmans-parkingtons (Ashton-Under-Lyne)
Martin Colman (born Ashton 1902). He moved to Manitoba Canada and married Dorothy Violet Jackson (deceased) on March 17, 1940. They had 5 children Dorothy, James, Diane, Edward and William. Three children are still living. Lost contact with overseas family so looking to re-connect. We have just started researching. My Grandfather was Martin Colman (b 1868 Ireland Ballyhaunis Co. Mayo). Grandmother was Elizabeth Hannah Parkington (b 1896).
red mail GRIMSHAW family
John Henry GRIMSHAW b: about 1852, in Ashton uner Lyne. his father was John, or Henry, or John Henry(a Bricklayer); his mother was Jane Hyde. Young John Henry was also a Bricklayer, migrated to Sydney, Australia about 1878-9; married in1882 to Hannah Mary Payne in Wollongong, NSW; Died 1 Aug 1925 in Enfield, NSW. There were so many Grimshaw families in Ashton in the cencus's it seems almost impossible to pinpoint a connection. Any help would be very welcome.
red mail Sarah Elizabeth Hargraves
I am looking for information on my GGGrandmother, Sarah Elizabeth Hargraves, born 1863, lived in Ashton Under-Lyne. She immigrated to the usa and lived in Biddeford, Maine. Married Charles William Ritz in 1890 and had 3 daughters, Ella, Mary Elizabeth, Florence and one son John William Ritz. She died in 1942 in Biddeford, Maine. She also had a sister Bertha. Bertha was married to Walter Britland and had 2 children, Walter and Annie
red mail Mary Ann Clayton - 1854- county of Lancaster - free birth certificate
I have a birth certificate for Mary Ann Clayton that I ordered before finding out she does not belong with my family. I am happy to send it to anyone who is investigating 'Clayton.' Certified Copy of an Entry of Birth - DETAILS = NAME: Mary Ann Birth DATE/PLACE: 05 Feb 1854; FATHER NAME/OCCUPATION: Thomas Clayton / shopkeeper; MOTHERS NAME: Sarah Clayton (formerly Seymore)REGISTRATION: 1854 birth. Registration District is Ashton under Lyne in the sub-district of Hartshead in the County of Lancaster. WANT - An address to send it to.
red mail Winded family, Ashton U Lyne
WINDED, Alfred James b1860, Old Trafford Park, Barton, parents Charles Winded (b 1820) and Emma Catherine DRAPER, (b 1830). Alfred J Winded married three times (Harriett Heald, Mary Ingham, Hannah Jackson). I am interested in any descendents, particularly children with Mary Ingham who included Frances Winded, my g.grandmother. Nola
red mail Seeking Information on Tom Powers family
Looking for information about the late Tom Powers family / parents. He was born 1924, served in the Royal Navy. Only information to hand is that he was originally from the Mossley area but moved to Ashton Under Lyne. Married Jean Hartley - nee Moran - in the mid '50's, passed away in 1973. Any information appreciated.
red mail jackson family - ashton u lyne abt 1915
i am looking for a family named jackson - father george frederick who had a son norman jackson born 14 june 1915 ashton under lyne lancs. unable to identify mothers name but george was wholesale druggist and may have had a business in liverpool or manchester or local. age 12 - norman jackson went to altrincham grammer school in 1927 to 1931 then to Manchester Technical college in 1931-1933 - so family may have moved closer to altrincham in the 1920's. Norman married in 14 july 1938 a Mary alice wilson of blackpool. then joined RAFVR in June 1940. looking for connections and family treees!
I am looking for Henry Ashton born about 1843 in Lancashire, England who travelled to Australia and married Eliza Nicholas. He is stated to be the son of John Nicholas Ashton (Father) and the Mother is stated to be Eliza Shepperd. Henry had 15 children and was mostly around the Blakeville, Ballarat, Ballan area of Victoria in Australia. Any leads would be greatly appreciated.
red mail Joseph Hilton
Seeking information on Joseph Hilton born 1824 in Ashton under Lyne. His parents were James Hilton born 1794 and Bette born 1792. He married Sarah unknown last name and they had a daughter Ann Hilton in 1836. Please help
red mail Thomas Family Search
Looking for information on the family of John who was married to Rebecca and lived in Mill Street, Ashton Under Lyne, on the 1841 census. Thomas was born in 1781 and Rebecca in 1791. Does anyone know anything about their parents, or if they were both born their in A.U.L. Any help would be much appreciated. Pam
red mail John Schofield
I have found census details for 1901 for my Grandfather Arnold Peart Schofield, his parents were John and Bertha Schofield. John would have been born in about 1868 and Bertha in 1870. If anyone can provide more information I would be very grateful. It would appear that they moved to Belfast in about 1905 - does anyone know if there were reasons for leaving Ashton in the early 1900's? My grandfather is related to Fred Peart (the MP) but I am not sure where the link is.
red mail Nibbs
Seeking any information on Jeremiah Nibbs married Susanna Whitehead. His only son William with wife Harriet Boyne and baby George were Bounty Immigrants to NSW in 1842.
red mail Harrisons of Sunnyside
I am searching for information about a family named Harrison that lived at a house called Sunnyside in the 1920's. I think the father was Ashton-under-lyne's chemist.
red mail Ashworth
Looking for information on the family of Arthur Ashworth b. 1896 in Aston-under-lyne. Mother's name Mary Redfern. Arthur was the youngest son. Three older brothers and 1 sister - Maryalice. Married Maud Harrison. Maud was 1 of three sisters - Clarisa and Gertrude were the other 2 plus a brother Fred. Maud's parents resided in a home called Sunnyside. Maud's father was the town chemist.
red mail Ormrod
I am trying to trace Ormrods in Ashton u Lyne c1900, my grand father was a Coal Merchant there around that time..
red mail marland lord reynolds
am looking for samuel 1810 and sarah marland 1820 ashton under lyne. sarah then married james lord 1866. had daughter catherine marland 1841, who married edward reynolds 1840 in 1861. had 7 children 1864 - 1879 john henry, alice, elizabeth, joseph, sarah john, alfred, samuel,
trying to establish the parents of amelia wolstencroft and john fowler they married in 1849 and had a daughter adelaide born 1854. neither seem to be on the 1841 census .
red mail Jackson Family
Trying to find family of Jacob Jackson and his wife Elizabeth of Zetland street Duckinfield.Children Agnes b.1855 and Ann b.1863. also family of his nephew Charles Jackson and his wife Lydia.Children Clara b.1890,Nelly b.1892 and Harry b.1897.Charles was the son of James and Mary Jackson and was born in Holme Westmorland.James and Jacob were twins born in Kendal Westmorland in 1826
red mail Lee family
I am looking for members of the Lee family born in Dukinfield moved to Ashton-under-Lyne. My grandfather was James William and had a brothers and sisters. His brother George married Vera Abott.
red mail Finnerty family
I am looking for Finnerty family members living in Ashton-under-Lyne. My grandmother was Alice.
red mail William Taylor
Looking for information on William Taylor born 1832 who married Mary Ann no surname but had a daughter called Mary Ellen birn 1854 who are from ashto under lyne, Any information on family would be gtrat.
red mail Beard to Gore Ashton
William Henry Beard born 1864 to Ralph Beard 1828 and Elizabeth, married Alice Gore born 1866 to Thomas Gore and Mary Partington, in 1885 in Oldham. They had children as follows:- Percy Thomas Beard born 23 Mar 1886, Arthur Beard, Mary A Beard, Harold Beard, William H Beard and Lilian Beard in 1900.
Looking for great-grandfather James Cook/e, wife Maria shown on 1841 census. James may have married Maria Barsley of Royton in 1814. Son, John bapt. 30 May 1819 at St. Michael's C. of E. Ashton. I have found several in the Manchester area, so far I do not know which James is my relative.
red mail Hollingworth
My Grandmother's family originated from Ashton under lyne and i would be interested to share info with anyone with matching names in their tree. She was Hilda Hollingworth later Wilcock b 1902, brothers stanley and Harold. Her father Thomas b 1874 married Martha Ann Marland.
red mail Simeon Adams
I am searching for any information on Simeon Adams (1800-1877) and his family- wife Frances Hill (1801-1854), son Jabez Adams (1839-1896) and his wife Lucy Hughes (1847-?), their son George Hughes Adams (1870-?) and his wife Emma Bertha Hewitt (1867-?), and any other family members either way. Also looking for photographs and other information. any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Roger.
red mail Hallow/Hollows
Looking for information on relatives/family of James Hallows- born abt 1840, married to Catherine, had children John, Samuel, Joseph, James, William, Thomas and Mary, who emigrated to New Zealand approx 1879. Any information would be appreciated
red mail Smith, George and Gertrude
I am looking for information on George Smith born 1857 Birmingham I can find him 1881 and 1891 census in Ashton Under Lyne, first as a Newspaper journalist and later as a Newspaper Editor and Manager - he later moved to Plymouth to become a Newspaper Subeditor. I was hoping somebody may have some information regarding the Newspaper he worked on - His son George Harold Smith (born 1877) served an apprenticeship with Herald Publishing for 19 months before joinging the Army in 1899 - though oddly on his miltary service record he lists his profession as Seaman - Any help with that would also be gratefully received.
red mail Looking for any connections to Warburtons and Wallwork
I am looking for Any descedants of Albert Warburton. He was born in 1876 in denbighshire Wales. He moved tho the Ashton Area in his teens. He was married 3 times in total. 1st Ether Ann Dyson, I know for definite that they had 2 girls Sarah b. 1898 And Marion. Marion died in 1904. There are 2 boys that we(my family) think they had and that was Wilfred b 1905 and William b1909. Esther died in 1909. 2nd was to Jane Gaskell b 1876. In 1911 Jane and Albert were living together and classing themselves as married but they didn't marry till 1912.They lived at 177 Union Street A-U-L. I haven't found any records of them having children. 3rd marriage was to Hilda Heath(b 1892) in 1933. They had 1 daughter named Miriam. I am also looking for any connections to Hilda Heath's first husband Robert Wallwork b 1890. They were married in 1915. Previously they lived together as Hilda's mother Mary Ellen Heath nee Sutton had married Roberts father Cyrus Wallwork b1854. I know Robert had many siblings. Robert and Hilda had 2 sons together Norman Heath Wallwork b 1918c and Cyril Sutton Wallwork 1926-2000. They also had a daughter Elsie Mary born in 1916 but she died as a child. I know Norman became a baker and went to live in Fylde Blackpool. I have not yet been able to trace what became of Robert Wallwork. All I know is that Hilda remarried in 1933. I know all of them had a connection to st Michaels church. Any info would be appreciated
red mail Thomas Mellor
My grandfather was Thomas Mellor b. 1870, emigrated to the US in 1888. I would like to know who his parents were. I have a 1914 photo of a building that has a "Mellor" sign out front. Can anyone tell me anything about it?
red mail Lawton
Reginald Lawton was a haulage contractor in 1928 not sure of date of birth. In 1974 he was in Ashton Under Lyne. Looking for any Lawton who may be related. Apologies for lack of information but this is my huge brick wall. Reginald was noted on my mothers birth certificate in 1928. My mother was left in a convent in 1928.
red mail Hyde in Ashton-Under-Lyne
I am researching Family Tree and any information on the following would be greatly appreciated. Thomas Hyde (trade was as a Weaver) who married Mary and gave birth to a son, George (1816). George Hyde, (trade was as a Shoemaker) married Sarah Newton in 1835 and gave birth to Ann (1836), Silas (1838) & Mary (1840) before emmigrating to Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia in 1841. Sarah Newton also (1816) was a daughter to William Newton (trade was as a Cotton Spinner).
red mail william (bill) burgess
Does anybody have any info about a william burgess Snr (coalminer) n Ashton Under Lyne and i believe was married to a Mary. I believe she died in labour while giving birth to a son William (bill) Burgess the younger. I am so eager to find any information no matter how small the details are?
red mail Hulley, Isabella born abt. 1834
Isabella Hulley born about 1834 Dewsbury, Yorkshire. She Married Robert Williamson Templeton 13 Sept 1852 Leeds. Their daughter Lily Templeton born 1855 Ashton Under Lyne and Baptised 9 Dec 1855 St. Michaels Church, Ashton Under Lyne.
I would like to make contact with anyone who has links to the Burton - Whitehead families who lived at Ashton Under Lyne in the 18oo's . Charles Burton married Emma Whitehead in 1855 . Charles' fathers name was James Burton and Emmas' fathers name was Benjamin Whitehead
red mail James Holmes Kershaw b. 1902
looking for decendants of James Holmes Kershaw, his father was James Kershaw b. 1871 d. 1952, his mother was Annie Gertrude Kershaw (nee Holmes) b. 1877 d. 1953 m. 1901
red mail Whitehead and Lees
Eliza Ann Whitehead lived at 84 Stockport Rd Ashton U-L when she died in 1920 at 75 yrs. Husband Luke died prior to 1920 & he was a licensed victualler. I would like to know Eliza's family name. Eliza & Luke had several children - some of them are Samuel, Luke, Joseph. Son Samuel married Sarah Ann Lees at Mossley in 1897 at St George's Church in Mossley. They lived at the Hiltons, Lees Rd Mossley. Any info would be appreciated -
I am looking for ALAN (Ellor) TAYLOR, who in 2000 was residing at Southwell Gardens in Ashton Under Lyne. Alan had a brother, Douglas Ellor Taylor who sadly passed away on 9.6.2000. Their parents were Douglas Ellor Taylor (b. 12.1.1916, and Mary Ann Gradwell). He is a member of my husband's family.
red mail Mills and Burton Families
I would like to contact anyone researching a Mills or Burton family in Ashton under Lyne 1800-1871. I am looking for a Joseph Mills(b1823-24)who married at St Michaels Jan 14, 1856 to Jane unk.(b1829-30). Joseph Mills, with possibly a different wife, had at least one child Daniel William Mills (b 1855). Daniel married an Emma Burton (b abt 1853). She had a brother Henry J Burton (b abt 1859). These two families later immigrated to Ontario,Canada cira 1867. I have not been able to find any information on these families in Ashton. Thank you so much.
red mail 1950's Twist Family of Ashton-Under-Lyne
Looking for Twist family connection. My family history search landed me in 1850s Ashley Under Lyne, England. Searching for family of Henry Twist and Elizabeth Twist-Sarley. Siblings are Mary Twist-Burrows, Margaret Twist-Wood, Susannah Twist-Bridge, Sons Daniel and Josiah. The "gerls" were cotton spinners in the local factory. The youngest Josiah Twist emmigrated to Pittson Pennsylvania in 1870s.
red mail allott
searching allotts in ashton , salford, manchester area
red mail Lewis Family
Iam searching my Grt, Grt, Grt Graddfather PETER LEWIS Born 1821 in Tyldsley married a ROSANNAH KAY born 1825 Hollinwood Lanc. Son RICHARD LEWIS Born 1851 Ashton-Under-Lyne
red mail Robinson-Woodall
My grandmother was born in Ashton Under Lyne Dec. 5, 1884, daughter of Frank Robinson and Mary (Woodall) Robinson, They moved to USA(don't know what year) and lived in Massachusetts. I believe Frank went on to become the lightweight wrestler champion of America in 1877. Does anyone have more information re/ them?
red mail greaves family
Interested in finding connections with Greaves family of Hooley Hill. William and Susannah(Platt)whose children were Sarah ann,John, Mary,Sam, Alice, Arnold, Minnnie and William.
red mail hibbert family
I'm interested in connections with Isaac Hibbert of Littlemoss, Ashton under lyne. He was a farmer and had 10 acres. Children: william,alice, louisa,harry,john,isaac and samuel. I've heard Isaac senior was connected with the Cotton Factory Times so I guess he was quite an activist.
red mail Standring Cummings
Any information regarding these people would be greatly apppreciated.DAVID STANDRING(1864)married HANNAH MARIA BRADLEY, their daughter ALICE 1885, married DAVID CUMMINGS in 1904. Looking for these people- DAVID CUMMINGS (1906) ALFRED CUMMINGS (1913) LILY CUMMINGS 1920. thankyou Deborah in Australia
red mail Wood family
Any information about Marguerite Elisabeth Wood (1882-1918), her sisters Marion and Alice, or brother Harry, who lived in Blackpool with their parents James and Ann in 1901? James and Ann Wood came from Mossley, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, where James was a yeast merchant.
red mail Hampson
Trying to find information on Ethel and Gertrude (Joy) Hampson. Granddaughters of John Hampson (born Hooley Hill 1826). Ethel and Gertrude were born in the United States in Missouri 1894 and 1889. Were said to have moved to England or Scotland in the early 1930's. Not sure if that story is true. Any help is appreciated.
red mail Hampson
Searching for family of John Hampson, born October 1826 Ashton Under Lyne, Hooley Hill. Father is possibly Ralph Hampson married Margaret Tomlinson April 1810. John married Hannah Bardsley about 1850 or 1851. Son Jonas was born Hooley Hill February 1851. Left For United States in 1852. Any help is greatly appreciated.
red mail Glennie/Drummond
Hi, Looking for info on James Alexander Glennie, born 1862 Audenshaw, Ashton Under Lyne. His father was James Glennie born 1829 in Aberdeen, and his mother was Mary Drummond, born 1825 in Inverrary, Scotland. James was an Engineer ( ? working in the Cotton Mills). He migrated to South Africa, and died there in 1935. Any info appreciated. Cheers Michael
red mail Percy Platt 1889 Ashton Under Lyne
I am seeking information on the family of Percy Platt born 1889 in Ashton Under Lyne. Percy's parents were Seth Platt and Betty nee Cook. Percy married Francis Close in 1912. They had 3 children, Alice 1912, John Kitchner 1914, and James 1919. If anyone has any information on this family I would be most interested Eleanor
red mail trying to find
my grandfarther and grandmother frank and helen rawcliffe from ashton under lyne. married in 1908 went to canada in 1910.i am trying to find out when they came back to england and where they lived.and when they moved south to wiltshire,can any body help.
red mail James Moss 1825 -1892
James Moss born about 1825 in Ashton under Lyne Lancs. died in 1892 age 66, Winchester Hants. Married to Catherine (name not known) born about 1832 Sydney New South Wales Australia. died 1907 age 75 Fareham Hampshire. James was in Ireland, 2 of his children born there, and one son born in Aldershot Hants the rest of the children born in Winchester Hants. possibly married in Ireland about 1850s Does any one have any info on this couple,their marriage date? thank you
James Preston
Looking for information on James Preston who lived in Ashton under Lyne in 1841, married to Betty. Two children, John and Sarah moved to Saham Toney, Norfolk. They were christened at St Michael's in 1816 and 1821. James Preston born Didsbury, Lancs (1861 census). Help would be much appreciated in making connection between Lancashire and Norfolk.
red mail joan davies
looking for any information about a joan davies aka allen aka kelly .dob?1926-1929 parents lived ashton-under-lyne 1950. married john luke kelly 1950s? had 2 children kevin dob1953 and rosemarie 1955 last known adress was city rd hulme manchester any info no matter how trivial appreciated
red mail Hardy
My Great great grandfather was called Jonathan Harthen (Hardy) his father was called James Hardy he was a carter. I was wondering of the circumstances that made Jonathan change his surname. Jonathan went on to marry Emma Clough.
red mail Lee / Marshall / Naylor /Ogden
I am researching the Lee, Marshall, Ogden and Naylor families in Ashton Under Lyne . Harold Lee b 1889 had a brother Er Lee b 1891 who was killed in WW1. Their father was William Lee b 1858 married to Elizaabeth Naylor (born in Bakewell, Derbs). His father was William Lee b 1824 married to Catherine Ogden. They had a Pawn Shop in Katherine St, Ashton Under Lyne. His will (1870) said he was a pawnbroker and Cotton Mill manager. Harold Lee b 1889 was married to Jessie Marshall who was also from A U L ( father John William Marshall b 1856) if you have any connection to this family or area I would be pleased to exchange information
red mail Henry Chorlton c1829
Henry Chorlton born 1829 in Ashton under Lyne, married Ann Clegg (c1830)in 1851. They had the following children: Betty Chorlton 1861 who married Charles Hill. Ellis Chorlton 1864 who married Harriet Stackhouse. John Chorlton 1870 who married Mary Jane Hadfield. John Chorlton, and his son, also named John Chorlton 1901(married to Marion Barber), worked at the Barratts Mineral Water factory in Ashton. The family lived in Ashton for many years later. If anyone has any knowledge that may help with my family tree research going back a bit further, I would like to hear from them.
red mail william burgess snr
father to william edward burgess jnr, husband of mary who died in childbirth. it is believed they used to live in Thorne. william burgess snr and jnr both worked in the pits until jnr left to join the forces. william burgess jnr was born in 1928.
Edward or Walmsley
Trying to locate father of Walmsley Cucknell who was Edward or Edmund according to US immigration records. He came over to US Dec. 1850 with wife and three children Anne, William and Walmsley. They lived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They were naturalized in 1857. By 1860 census he was either dead or dessert family and went back to England. No death certificate can be found in Philadelphia or Pennsylvania for him. Walmsley Cucknell was my Great-grand-father. He died Jan 16,1919 in Phila., Pa. at the Odd Fellows Home. I have several family photos to share if I can connect with family members.
red mail Family History
My great great grand father was Samuel Matley (a news agent) born abt 1857 he married Elizabeth Ellen ? who had 10 children. Elizabeths maiden name may have been Rothwell or Nall as this is the middle name of some of thier children.
red mail Andrew Family
Am looking for info on the Andrew family who comprised William and Mary, parents with three sons Tom, John and William. Were in Ashton in 1871 but had moved to Oldham by 1881. John was a Grocer apprentice. William Snr born 1817, sons born 1854 onwards, Tom eldest
red mail Zipporah Lee (nee Ramsden)
Looking for descendants of Zipporah Lee (nee Ramsden) b.1881 Ashton-Under-Lyne married Arthur Lee 1911
red mail Ramsden,Chadderton
John Wm Ramsden b.1860 (father John Wm Chadderton) m.Mary Jane Lockwood 1879? - children= Mary Anne, Zipporah, Arthur. Looking for info re: death of John Wm Ramsden. Also looking for family of Zipporah in UK.(my g is Arthur -immigrated Canada)
red mail Lees field Iron works
trying to find the Cook family who lived on dingle terrace lees in the 1900 there was a big family of Cook George Cook married my greataunt Lilly Meese. My Grandfathers family lived at 4 Dingle terrace and he was killed in an explosion at Lees iron foundry inj 1915. At some time my uncle Wiiliam Meese lived with them would like to here from any of that family or anyone who might know of them. George and Lilly went to live in Stanton Stree Clayton and had 2 boys they might have had more but I haven't found them. Glenda
red mail Pemberton/Hibbert/Tomlinson
Is anyone connected to the above lines? My great grandfather, Elijah Pemberton, moved to US in 1887. His wife, Hannah Hibbert b:1843, had parents James Hibbert and Elizabeth Tomlinson (I believe). Would love to share info.
red mail Newton/Harthen/Clough
This may be a bit convoluted. I am looking for any information on Jonathan Harthen, I think he may have changed his name from Hardy. He married Emma Newton Clough. Her father was Jacob Newton (down on Emmas birth cert as musician) Emmas mother was Betty Clough nee Sykes she was originally from Leeds. At one point I think the family lived in the Charlestown area. Any ideas??
red mail FARRAND
I am searching for the family FARRAND Mary b1836? married William Shaw in 1860 at Ashton Under Lyne
red mail Wright Wood (forename/surname) / Tankard
Wright Wood was born 1837, died 1898. He married Eliza (surnmae not known, marriage date not known). Eliza was born 1838, and they and their children Margaret, John, James, Martha, Emma, Eliza, Jane, James and Nellie, lived at 55 Welbeck St Ashton (1881) and 16 Chester Square Ashton (1991). Nellie was my Grandmother. Wright Wood was in 1891 a JP and Secretary of the Trades Union Cloth Guild. I'm interested to know his wife's maiden name and her birth/death dates, and Wright's Mother Sarah's maiden name, (or names if she was married previously), before she married Samuel Tankard (born circa 1808, Died Mar 1867). By 1833 when Wright was 4, Sarah was married to Samuel Tankard with a 4 month old son, Joseph Tankard. Many thanks
red mail Alfred Hague
Hi, I am looking for any information on Alfred Hague born 1841 Ashton. I believe he may have had 2 sisters (maybe cousins)Mary and Alice. Alfred immigrated to the US in 1861 and left no record of parents or siblings.
red mail Bancroft, Saxon, Ashton Under Lyne
Looking for descendants of William and Elizabeth Bancroft born about 1810. Son Robert, born 1839 Ashton Under Lyne, married Annis Saxon, born 1835 to Betty and Samuel Saxon of the same town. William and Elizabeth had other children. Robert and Annis emigrated to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with their infant daughter Martha about 1860-61. Martha was christened 08 APR 1860 at St Michael's. Elizabeth Bancroft also emigrated to Philadelphia where she died in 1875. In addition to Martha, Robert and Annis had 4 children born in Philadelphia, George, Robert, Albert and Louisa. I am the great grandchild of Robert Jr
red mail Lomas of Ashton under Lyne
Looking for descendants of James Lomas b 1846 and Margaret Ann neeWood b1849. Children were George Henry b1872 Elizabeth b1874 John Wood b1876 Agnes Jane b1878 James Herbert b1879 Edith b1880 Harold b1884 All children born in Ashton Anyone out there who thinks they may be connected please get in touch. Dennis
red mail Schofield-Heywood families
Thomas Schofield (1826-1898) son of Jonathan Schofield & Hannah Heywood of Ashton-Under-Lyne, emigrated to America in 1869. Hannah Heywood was d/o Robert Heywood/Haywood and Hannah Hampson of Manchester. Thomas Schofield married Henrietta Mona Reid, d/o John Reid & Mary Ann Parkes. Any information will be greatly appreciated and shared.
red mail simeon hallworth
someone on here was looking for info on a simeon hallworth,i have a picture of this soldier.
red mail John William
Looking for John William Leigh b about 1865. Married Emma Jane Rowbotham in 1891 in Ashton Under Lyne. Looking for parents of John Leigh, claims father as Isaac Leigh on marriage.
red mail lomas family
My John Lomas moved to Ashton with his family from Tintwistle around 1845. He and his wife Hannah(maiden name unknown) had 7 children, two of them, William and James(my gt g'father) are shown on a census to be professors of music. Can anyone tell me how they aquired thses titles? Did they have to pass exams? They appeared to make a decent living as what I remember myself of the houses they had were quite good. William lived at 9 Chester Sq and James at 16 Manchester Road. Has anyone any photographes or can help on any other of the issues
red mail Hulley/Hooley
I am researching the above families in the Ashton under Lyne, Oldham and Saddleworth areas and have several family trees covering the families. I welcome all enquiries about Hulley and Hooley families and would welcome any information from other researchers.
red mail Looking for family in Ashton
I'm looking for members of the family of Frank Marland born about 1860. He owned a mill and other business in the Ashton area. He never married but had a daughter, Winnie. Her daughter is my Mother-In - Law who is now 85 and would very much like to fill in the gaps of her family. Her mother's maiden name was Morris.
red mail Ashton-Urmson-Mills-Hurst-Scofield
Looking for connections to the family of Abigail ASHTON b. after 1786 in Ashton. married Adam URMSON b. 1786 in Ashton or Oldham. Children: Betty,b.1810, Samuel, Adam, Thomas, Sarah, Joseph and Martha all born Oldham. Betty married John MILLS (formerly HURST). All emigrated to America in 1841. Searching for information re circumstances surrounding John MILLS name change, as well as information re. his illegitimate son John SCOFIELD, who later accompanied him to America, along with his daughter Edith SCOFIELD.
red mail Ashton-Under-Lyne; Accrington; Roberts family
James Roberts is my great-grandfather. He was born about 1841 in Ashton-Under-Lyne. He is listed in the 1881 British census with his wife (Mary Jane Smethurst) and eight children in Accrington. I cannot find his birth record, parents' names or death date. The rest of the family came to the US. Any suggestions or information would be appreciated. Thank you.
red mail Hilton- William and Ann
Living in town in 1840s - moved to Australia - eldest daughter Hannah.Any local information appreciated
Hello Are there any descendants of Alice Ann Hague born 1846 around the Ashton-under-Lyne area. She was my Gt Grandmother and I know she married Isaac Woodside on 17/6/1866 at Christ Church Glodwick. Their address was "Well-Fold" at time of marriage. Alice Ann Hague's father was a Saddler and his name was Thomas Hague. Isaac's father was also Isaac and he lived in Liverpool. Thank you Patricia (Australia)
red mail GARSIDE Enoch
Further to my original request for information on no.20 Blandford Street, as a result of obtaining the booklet Victorian Ashton and also an old map predating the online 1840's map, I now think that the farm was a tenancy and that the land was owned by the Lords of the Manor. When they decided to start building new houses in the late 18th century, to cope with the huge influx of workers seeking work in the cotton industry, ownership of the land would obviously have made it easy to build a street wherever they wished. On the old map which I have, the building work had not yet reached what was to be Blandford Street and it does seem to show a small farm. I have also discovered that the factory next door which I remember as a girl, was once a Waste Business (or part of it was) and may well have had a connection with Thomas Hargreaves, a Waste Dealer from Yorkshire, who married my grandfather's Aunt Sarah (nee Garside). Any information on any of the above would still be welcome.
red mail Leonard Fyfield Middleton
Trying to find out if the above Leonard, married Maud Hudson or Emma Priestley in 1909 September ref 8d 772. Would be most grateful for any help. Regards Pauline
red mail Fanny Handford
I am looking for information on Fanny Handford who gave birth to Samuel Handford in 1799. The birth was registered at the Methodist New Connection Church. There is no mention of a father. I think Fanny may have married Joseph Lowe in 1811 but would like details. Samuel became a Hatter and moved to London
red mail ANDREW family
Looking for any information on my relatives seem to have come from Ashton Under Lyne in late 1700's. If any one can assist in where they lived, occupations and census info for AUL, it would be appreciated. JOHN ANDREW born circa 1785 married MARGARET HARDY on 4-Jan-1813 at St Micheals Church, Ashton Under Lyne. They later moved to Oldham as their son JOHN BAPTISTE ANDREW was born 21-Dec-1830 in Leesfield, Oldham and married Jane Bland. Their son JAMES HARDY ANDREW was born in Wednesbury, Midlands in 1862. Many thanks
red mail Withnall / Lever in Ashton Under Lyne
My Great Grandmother Muriel Withnall lived in Ashton Under Lyne from 1899-1905. Her Mother Nancy Withnall was born there in 1875. Nancy looks to be the daughter of Mary(Lever)Withnall & James E. Withnall. Nancy & Muriel travelled to the U.S with John & Nancy(Lever)- Wood in 1905. Nancy's parents both died before 1881. I am looking to share/exchange info on the family. Please contact for more information. Joyce N.
red mail number 20 Blandford Street, Ashton-under-Lyne
Can anyone provide any information on number 20 Blandford Street, Ashton-under-Lyne. My grandfather and his brother carried on a Carrier business from there, in the 1920's/30's I believe, with stables for carthorses at the back of the property. I was born at the house in the mid 1930's and the horses were still there. I have been told that locally at that time people referred to it as "the farm", but I remember it as a fairly solid house, with a yard and stables at the back but on one side was a factory and on the other side a small engineering business which had access to Blandford Street and Dean Street. I would like to know what no. 20 started off as, and when. My great,great grandfather was living there (also owning a Carrier business)according to the 1891 Census, but the 1881 Census, shows him living at no.18. An old map which I have examined shows that Blandford Street was already in existence in the 1840's. Any information at all, on any of the houses, or street numbering, for that top section of Blandford Street, i.e. nearest to Oldham Road,would be most welcome. By the start of the Second War, my grandparents were running the Beaver Inn on Oldham Road. Any information on this property and the war years would also be of interest to me. I very much regret my lack of interest all those years ago, when information would have been so easy to obtain.
red mail Lawton, Slater
My maternal grandparents James Lawton and Elizabeth Slater were married at St. Peter's Church, Ashton-under-Lyne, on 4th June 1898. I am interested in finding out more about both sets of great grandparents. In the 1891 Census, Samuel Lawton is shown as aged 45, with a wife Mary aged 44. They were living at 85 Ashmoor Street, Preston but in 1881, they were living at 53 Read Street, Stockport. The eldest son (also Samuel)was born in Ashton-under-Lyne, as was his father, but Mary was born in Stalybridge. The 2nd and 3rd sons, James and Alfred, and youngest child Ada were all born in Stockport and the 4th son Arthur was born in Reddish. All were employed then, or later, in Cotton Mills. I am particularly interested in more information on James, who was also a Sergeant in The Territorials and lost his life in the first World War, as did his eldest son Percy. In the same census, my grandmother's father Edward Slater is shown as aged 40, with a wife Hannah aged 39. They lived at 66 Church Street, Ashton-under-Lyne. They and their four daughters - Elizabeth, Clara, Emma and Ada were all born in Ashton. There was a fifth daughter whose name I am unsure of. I was born in 1934 and knew Auntie Clara my grandmother's sister, but remember no one else except an Auntie Ada, who could have come from either side of the family. Would welcome any information, particularly the maiden names of both great grandmothers.
red mail HOLT (formerly WALKER), Mary Agnesl
Looking for information on Mary Agnes Holt (former Walker) who married Joseph Holt in Ashton-Under-Lyne at the Methodist New Connection Chapel in Hurst on 15 Feb. 1903. They had a daughter, born in 1903 and migrated to the US in 1903 or 04.
red mail Hadskis Family
Looking for connections to Robert Benjamin Hadskis or Hodskis, born in Ashton-Under-Lyne 1863. Was living in Arab Street, Lancs. at time of enlisting with North Staffordshire Regiment in 1884. Served in West Indies, Mauritius, Zululand. Arrived in South Africa 1890. Married and died in South Africa. Father George Hadskis or Hodskis and mother Rebecca Wormersley (not sure of the spelling) Sister Mary Ann, brother William.
red mail BARNETT, Horatio
Anyone searching a Horatio BARNETT, married to Esther, and having a daughter Sarah Elizabeth born 1844, I believe she married a James MAGNALL.

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