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Looking for information on Thomas Lawton b.12/6/1933 d. April 2006 did he marry Jenny Cartwright in 1955 and have a daughter Christine A Lawton b1958 .I believe Thomas's parent's where Hugh Peter Lawton and Ellen Broadhurst in 12/4/1919 at Ormskirk. Any information would be appreciated. Regards Ena
red mail Are You Looking For A Murphy In Wigan - Read On
My brother in law has completed some extensive research in the Murphy line of his family which came from Wigan. He does not have anyone to pass this information to and fears that when he is no longer here that all his work would have been in vain. He does not have an email address or regular internet access and so he has asked me to post this message for him and I will forward any reply to him. He realises that there has been a lot of Murphys' in Wigan and so has given me details of several of his ancestors for anyone to identify if they have an interest. James Murphy who married Ann Hague in 1879, Andrew Murphy who married Alice Williams in 1891, Catherine Murphy who married Thomas Morgan in 1908, James Murphy who married Margaret Brown in 1886, Timothy Murphy who married Sarah Ann Moore in 1898, Peter Murphy who married Mary Ann Horne in 1899 and Catherine Murphy who married Henry M Pyke in 1925. These Murphy's are but a few individuals in his records just to enable you to identify any possible links to your own family members. His research is quite extensive and covers other geographical areas including links to Ireland. I can vouch for his research being thorough and would be a valuable resource for anyone researching this family
Trying to find out any information reguarding one Elizabeth Worthington,born abt 1818.Believed she Married a Henry Baxter and had a son James Baxter abt 1852 living in the Manchester area.
red mail Migration to australia
In the late 1885--1880 my G/F Swithin Greenough migrated to Australia I am unable to trace exactly when he arrived. He then went to South Africa to join in the Boer war,and then returned some time around 1902 . I can only find a Swithin aged 11 who is the son of Henry and Margret wrong one !!! Can anyone help?
red mail wilkinson family wigan/barnsley
trying to find info on margaret married richard wilkinson from barnsley, he died in lundhill coal mining accident in wombwell barnsley 1857, she returned to wigan after this but in census after she was back in barnsley, trying to find her maiden name and who fatherd her other children after richard died.
Bootle family
I am researching the Bootle Family from Wigan. Sylvester Bootle was born in 1760 and married Ellen Cropper in 1782.
red mail Pat O'BRIEN
Pat O'Brien came to Wigan from Galway with his brothers Martin, Dan and John around 1900. Martin O'Brien was killed in a mining accident in 1904 and Dan and John returned to Ireland. I believe that Pat O'Brien married in Wigan and raised 10 children. Any information about Pat and his family would be appreciated.
I am trying to establish where in Ireland my Great Grandmother Mary DOYLE was from. She married John DONNELLY in St. Patrick`s Church, Wigan, in the 1860`s and they lived at 1, Pump Street, Hindley, near Wigan.
red mail Aspinall Elizabeth
Looking for info on Elizabeth Aspinall born c 1868 father James Aspinall. husband Jonathan Johnson who she married 1887 at st.Catherines Wigan he was a boatman as was her father. Have them on the 1891 census but can't find her beyond that.
Unnamed parent
In several instances on my family tree where a child was born before the parents married the child has had to retain the mother's maiden name. In 1859 Matthew Draper was born just 4 weeks before his mother Elizabeth Draper married Joseph Melling and we have always thought that Joseph was Matthew's father. However on both Matthews birth/marriage certificate father's name is blank. what reason could there be for this, it seems strange considering that his mother married so soon after his birth.. It seems certain that Joesph brought Matthew up as his own as I remember several Melling cousins/aunts/uncles in the family Any ideas welcome
red mail Morris
Looking for ascendants of Alexander Morris born 1788 Kilconquhar Fife Scotland, married Zina "Zenney" Morris Nov 28 1816. Their son was Captain James C Morris born Jan 28 1819 Pittenween Scotland.
red mail Johnson/Ellis
Looking for any information on William Johnson born 1825 Wigan, Lancarshire. William married Ann Jane Ellis born 1828 Manchester. Children from this marriage are Thomas John of Bootle Lancarshire, Anne Jane Williams (nee Johnson) Margaret Johnson of Bootle Lancarshire, Mary Ellen Johnson of Bootle and Isabelle Johnson of Seaforth. The Johnson family left for Lyttelton New Zealand early 1863.
joseph draper
Joseph married Elizabeth Westwood at St John Baptist Atherton l906. There were 2 sons Frank b1906 Ernest 1909 and one daughter Annie 1910. In 1929 Joseph committed suicide at a lodging house in Bolton. His brother Henry Cowburn paid for him to be buried in Tyldesley Cemetery. In 1954 Henry was buried in same grave and in l966 his wife Clara was also buried there. 3 of Henry and Clara's grandchildren have paid for a memorial stone to Henry, Clara and Joseph. Would any of Joseph's descendants like further details? Also I would like details of what happened to Joseph's marriage.
James Worthington
James Worthington born approx 1791 married Mary.....................three daughters Jane 1814 Ellen 1816 Elizabeth 1817. Elizabeth married James Ince in 1838 Wigan. James Worthington was a shopkeeper in Standishgate Wigan at some time. His parents were John Worthington and Margaret.................................. Information re James and particularly the shop, i.e. what did he sell etc
red mail WHITTLE
I am trying to find details of birth of Elizabth Danson WHITTLE born c1832 in Wigan according to all census entries. Know from her marriage in 1853 to Thomas BARRON that her father was John WHITTLE an iron monger. Have no idea where the middle name Danson comes from thought it might be mother's maiden name but can find no evidence of this.
Hi, I had an earlier post in the Salford area for members of my Danson family, the brickwall there has come down, however I found another one not far behind it. I am now trying to find any information on Elizabeth Ann Danson b: 1884 and her sister Mary b: 1886 parents were John b: 1857 and Sarah ( nee Leather) b:1860 . They appear on the on the 1871, 1881, 1891 and 1901 census along with 6 other siblings. Any help here greatly appreciated. Carla
red mail Hurst HILTON
Does anyone have information on the above who was born in Ohio, USA in 1885 and returned to the UK with his parents Henry Hilton (b 1837) and Elizabeth Ellen Robinson (1840-1917). Hurst was married to Mary Elizabeth Quinn and lived in Lower Ince, Wigan in the early 1900s. Grateful for any information,
red mail Arkwright Family
William Arkwright b. 12 May 1832 Goose Green m. 19 Feb 1854 All Saints CE Wigan to Harriet Lancaster b. 24 Apr 1834 Winstanley. Their son, Peter Arkwright b. 10 Jun 1860 Pemberton m. 21 Nov 1885 in St. Cuthbert RC Pemberton, Wigan to Elizabeth Howarth daughter of William Howarth and Ellen Eastwood. Peter and Elizabeth were the parents of Mary (m. John Ellison); Elizabeth and Beatrice who all migrated to Australia as well as some other children -- two or three who died of TB. Peter stayed in England.
red mail fairbrother
trying to find the family of William Fairbrother who Married Ellen France at Standish in 1811.William was born about 1790.Any information will be useful
red mail Matthew and Teresa Tobin
Trying to find Matthew Tobin bn 1935 Birmingham, lived in Wigan. .Also Teresa Tobin bn 1937 Ince. Any help greatly appreciated.
Anderton Ince
Looking for an Anderton Ince born 1772 in Wigan,my 3rd Great Grandfather.He married Mary and they had 1 son Charles.
red mail update information for John Ashurst b1866 Wigan
This is an update for earlier information concerning my Great Grandfather John Ashurst, born Wigan 1866, probably Father's name is William Ashurst. I am trying to locate the descendents and forbears of the right John Ashurst born Wigan 1866. There were many! Have new information. His first wife's name was possibly Margaret Gaskell mar Q1 1889 Wigan (but not confirmed). Don't know what happened to her but he remarried Annie Ferrand in Worksop Notts in 1901 and had several children which he abandoned in 1914 when Annie died in childbirth. I have now managed to track him to having died in Billinge Hospital in 1939 and he is buried in Chorley, Lancs. IF ANYONE recognises this John Ashurst, my Great Grandfather, and can help me identify his birth family and siblings with any certainty amoung all the John Ashurts born in Wigan area in 1866, you will make me a very happy man.
red mail robinson / turton familys
I am looking for information of Jane Rafferty born 1875 in Barrow in Furness, the daughter of William James Rafferty and Agnes Duncan. Jane married Arthur Holt on the 24 December 1904 at Ince Parish Church, as far as I know Jane and Arthur had two children Edith Irene Holt born 1906 and John W. Holt born 1913. Jane was my granddads sister. Any information gratefully received
red mail Heaps, Beatrice
Hi, Beatrice Heaps was my great grandma. She had a small Cafe' in Makinson's Arcade in Wigan in the early 1900's (circa 1903) where she made and sold her own pies and cakes. There was a young girl named Annie (surname unknown) who was in service/worked at Heap's shop/cafe as a waitress. I am looking for any information relating to Beatrice Heaps but would also like to know about Annie as I have some information which may connect her directly to my family! If anyone knows anything, please get in touch! Thank you
Thomas Davies Bury resided in Manchester, Lancashire. Married Mary Hesteth. Many children - Harold, Harry, James, Charles, Ada, plus some not identified. When Mary died the children were taken to the Barnardo Homes & eventually sent to Canada in the early 1900's. Seeking descendants of the children. Thank you.
red mail The Green
I am looking for decendants of the Green family who once lived in the Orrell/Gathurst Bridge area around 1870 onwards, family members include William Enoch wife being Mary Emma nee Speakman & their 3 children Walter b1899, Arnold b1905 & Frederick Edward 1906. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
red mail James Lister McAndrew
James Lister McAndrew was baptised in Glasgow on 12 Apr 1841, son of James McAndrew & Agnes Graham. His family later lived in Liverpool & South Shields, before moving to Wigan. James Lister McAndrew married Margaret Hartley in Wigan in 1867; he probably died in 1887. His occupation: carpenter & joiner. James L. McAndrew & Margaret nee Hartley had the following children, all born in Wigan: James McAndrew -- born approx. 1870. David Hartley McAndrew -- born approx. 1872. Richard McAndrew -- born approx. 1875. Mary McAndrew -- probably born 1877. Walter McAndrew -- born approx. 1882. Joshua McAndrew -- born approx. 1885. Contact with descendants would be appreciated.
red mail James Seddon, Wigan
I would like any information on James Seddon, born in Wigan 3/10/1841 and died in 1926. He married Patience Hancock in 1868 and had 8 children. He was a coal miner and later became manager of Havannah Colliery Parr. I believe that his grandfather was Matthew Seddon, but would like to know who his parents were and whether he had any siblings.
red mail John Turner
Hi. I'm trying to find my dad John Turner that lived in Shevington in Wigan with Catherine Hornby 1991-1993 ish. he may not know that he has a daughter. i don't know much about him all i know is that his name is John Turner and that he lived in shevington with my mum. i know that isnt alot of information but i'm hoping that someone will give the right leads to find him
red mail McKiverigan
My wifes family is Arkwright and we have no problems finding them in Wigan. However her grandmothers name was McKiverigan with several different spellings e.g. McKivirigan. Anyone heard of this name and a family in Wigan late 1880's?
red mail John (Jack) & Margaret (Maggie) Keenan
John Keenan b.1898 & Margaret Keenan(nee Lowe)b.1901 were my Grandparents, born & raised in Wigan, Lancashire. He was a coal miner, she worked in the mills. They had 2 children in England, Madge (my Mother) b.1925, and Gerald b.abt.1927. They emmigrated to the USA about 1928. Settled in Orange, New Jersey and had another girl, Constance(Connie). I know John's ancestors were from Ireland. He had a number of brothers & sisters(Lizzie, Annie, May...). His Father was a coal miner, his Mother was one of the "little people" (a dwarf). Margaret had at least 1 brother-Joseph, and at least one sister (who died young). Margaret was blind in one eye from a childhood accident. Do you know any members of the family? Likely, some brothers & sisters stayed in the Wigan area and had families. Perhaps some of their children or grandchildren remain. I'd be terribly grateful for any information.
Henry Hill
I am trying to locate the birth of my gr gr grandfather Henry Hill, according to the 1851 census He was born at Wigan, Lancashire about 1812, He married Isabella Moore B:about 1813 In Hale Cheshire They married 19 Nov 1835 at Bowden, Cheshire. Would be very interested in sharing information with any others that are researching this family. Thank you
red mail Mary Crook
Looking for details of marriage to John Atherton in 1826, All Saints, Wigan.
red mail Ralph Lee and Ann Jane Cambell
Hello I am the great grandson of Ralph Lee born on Oct. 16th 1868 in Wigan and immigrated to Chicago, Illinois USA in 1893. He died April 3, 1914 in a hospital in Elgin/Aurora Illinois. His wife Ann Jane Campbell was born on Nov 8, 1868 in Drogheda, Ireland. I am trying to find out family history on his side and hers.
red mail Bennett / Mather Bennett family
Looking for help with the background of Richard Mather Bennett who married Maria Brown in Wigan / Pemberton in 1849. They had a daughter, Margaret Bennett, born in Bolton in 1853. They came to Victoria, Australia from Liverpool in 1854. They are my g g grandparents. On the ship's passenger list Richard Mather Bennett stated that his ancestry was English and Welsh. He was a carpenter, and became a builder in Victoria. In my searches I have found a couple of other people with the middle name Mather plus the surname Bennett. I can't find any record of his death in Australia. His wife Maria Bennett died in Melbourne, Australia and their children seem to have stayed in Australia. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks.
red mail John Halliwell, Stone Mason, born Wigan 1774
I am looking for the parents or connections of my Gt Gt Gt Grandfather John Halliwell, a stone mason, born in Wigan who is the head of a family of stone masons who have lived and worked in the Wigan, Southport, Rochdale and Manchester areas upto the 1940s where their work can be seen today on bank buildings and public buildings throughout Lancashire. I have a comprehensive history of the family which I am willing to share with members of Curiousfox.
red mail palmer
john palmer b.1826 wigan any information please.
red mail Mary Elizabeth Wareing
Looking for details of Mary Elizabeth Wareing( nee Foster) who married Richard in 1895 at All Saints Church Wigan. She had two children Jane and Richard but left them all and went to Canada around 1908. I don't know who she went with but know that she made a new life for herself in Canada and had more children. She was only around 16 when Jane was born and 19 when she had Richard.
red mail Details of William Gough 1844
Married to Hannah Ormeston (1865) 3 children Richard, Martha and John Thomas, claims to have originated from London, Middlesex?
red mail Chrisitana Bannister nee MacFarlane
looking for Christiana wife of Frederick Bannister. Appears in 1901 census with Fred & their children. Disappeared by 1911 census when 'new wife' is in place. Christiana's maiden name was Mac or McFarlane. She was born in Calton, Glasgow Dec 1861 to James & Isabella (nee Riddell)MacFarlane. Christiana was my Gt Grandmother. Can't find any records of her death or divorce. Any help appreciated
red mail chadwick/rigby
any information regarding peter rigby b 1845 married jane chadwick 1869 wigan registry he was from hindley father james a tinker ,she was born tyldsley c 1850 her father richard a miner
Ann Lucas Whittle
Hi There I am trying to find information concerning Ann Whittle (nee Lucas). She was born 1790, and married James Whittle in 1810. She had a daughter Elizabeth b:1809. I believe Ann must have died before 1831., as her husband married Mary Irvin in 1831. They lived in Hindley. Any help would be much appreciated! Mary
red mail Lythgoe/Valentine
Lookimg for a David Lythgoe who compiled a tree in 1983 for Valentine family from Blackrod.He was married to Brenda Valentine and had children Kathryn&Rosalind.I am part of the Valentine family and need more info to finish off the tree
red mail Walter Walker & Anna Elizabeth Walker
Looking for records of marriage, baptism of two children and death notices. Second child a son, George Walker and first born presumed a daughter. George Walker(born 7th April 1853) attended the school in Wigan until age 14, after which he worked on a coal mine until February 1876 whereafter he lewft for South Africa on the Balmoral Castle, bound for Cape Town.
red mail marsh family - wigan
can anyone help!! i'm trying to find any details for william marsh c1890 married to florence chapman born in 1893, they had a son arnold marsh in 1917 who married sylvia may burley born 1919. any details on the marsh side would be much appreciated.
red mail COOK
Looking for Margaret Cook's birth c 1815, states on 1851 St.Helens Census, born Wigan. Parents thought to be John and Hannah Cook.
Has anybody got these names in their family tree? -Richard Holme b 1826, married 1st wife Ellen Moss. 2nd wife Alice Worthington, There were 6 children -Jane b 1856, married Joseph beard b 1853, 4 children -Alice b 1849, married Thomas Foster b 1846, 5 children -Thomas b 1852, married Elizabeth ? -Richard b 1858, married Sarah E ?. 3 children -William b 1859, married 1st wife Mary? 2nd wife Mary Jane Mullineux, 3 children -John b 1861, married Fanny Wood b 1863, 4 children Abraham b 1899, married Florence Griffiths, daughter Margaret 1929. Elkanah b 1890, married Sarah Marian Callow,son John b 1927 Richard b 1896 - 1916 Hilda b 1897, married Richard Gould All from WIGAN So if anyone thinks they have seen these names in their tree, I would love to hear from you, if not many thanks for reading this.
red mail Entwistle
Seeking occupants of 82 Darlington Street East Wigan. Former occupants include my gggrandfather Jonathan Entwistle born 1840 my grandfather Robert Edward Entwistle born 1868, and my father George Edward Entwistle born 1895.My father was born at this address.His mother Edith Annie Entwistle formally Price.She came from Bristol area.Any help appreciated.
Arkwright & Gore
Florence Arkwright born 11 Jun 1872 dau of Thomas Arkwright & Jane Winnard married James Gore, had Winifred 1895, Evangeline Mary 1898, John Louis 1898, Agnes 1902, James Thomas 1908 all in Wigan or Ince in Makerfield, Lancashire, England
Arkwright & Winnard
Looking for help on Mary Ann Arkwright, dau of Thomas Arkwright 7 Jane Winnard, she was born 1869 in Wigan, married John Buckley Winnard and had Arthur born 1891 and Annie born 1895, Mary Ann died in Wigan in 1918. Any help?
James Arkwright
James born abt 1778 in Wigan, married Ann Webster had John 1800, Cecilia 1802,Ann 1804, thomas 1806,Margaret 1810, James 1808, Wm 1813, Peter 1817, Alice 1821, robert 1820, Elizabeth 1820-1825, Mary 1819. Need help with this family, Thanks. Joan of Michigan
red mail GIBSON
I am looking for Gibson family members. Descendants and ancestors I believe they come from Wigan and nearby towns.
red mail Finch family Wigan
I'm looking for help in finding a Finch family from Wigan.On the 1851 census Walmersley cum Shuttleworth is Ann Finch 24,Elizabeth Finch 20,Alice Finch 19,also Thomas (brother?)2 and Alice Ann 8week.all born Wigan.Elizabeth was my ggg grandmother.I have them on the 1841 with parents Thomas and Ann Finch.I think that Thomas (senior)died in Wigan in 1846 so cant be the father of Thomas junior 1849.I need to find out who Thomas 1849 and Alice Ann 1851 parents were.I've tried sites on the internet but they seem to be confusing and I cant seem to find out what happened to the family.Does anyone have any advice that would help me find Thomas and Alice Ann in 1861 onwards? Thanks for reading this Diane
red mail John (Jack) and Anne Cooke
John, or Jack as he was known, and Anne Cooke were my grandparents. They later had a daughter called Elsie who was born in New Zealand. I know they lived in Wigan for a while and then elsewhere in Lancashire where John worked in the mines. I'm trying to construct a family tree and any information you can help me with regarding them would be appreciated. Thank you. Margaret
red mail Bibby or Holcroft.
I am looking for information on the Bibby and Holcroft family originally from Wigan.I have a William Bibby, born 1848 from Wigan whose parents probably were John Bibby and Margaret Cooper. William married Sarah Holcroft whose parents were Thomas Holcroft and Ruth Turner. Any information will be appreciated. Thank you Walter
red mail Daley /Rafferty
I am looking for any info on a boy/man name of Terrance Rafferty but was adopted by the name of Daley , it is believed they went to Australia in 1962 he was born about 1942 in Wigan do you know him or anything about him please inform me
red mail LOWTON and ATHERTON
My Elizabeth LOWTON (1851, Wigan daughter of John LOWTON and Elizabeth PEARCY) wed a Thomas ATHERTON in 1868 at St David, Haigh, Wigan. My problem is that, every time I check them out on the 1871 census they invariably turn up being the wrong parents for Thomas. I have now checked out Thomas c1843 with parents John and Nancy and Peter and Margaret and neither appear to be the correct ones. I am now wondering if this couple may have migrated??? Any help would be greatly appreciated Bonnie
red mail Hayes and Baron in Wigan
I have a John Hayes (b. 1810 in Wigan) who married a Mary Baron, also born in Wigan about the same time. Mary's parents are Thomas Baron and Frances Parkinson. John and Mary had the following children: Ann, William, Elizabeth,John, and Teresa; none of the children were born in Wigan. Anyone see a connection?
red mail Family History
I am trying to find information about my Grandfather who was Richard Houghton of Wigan then St Helens, Lancs. Born 1870. I am hoping that someone out there can help me????
red mail McLoughlin
I am searching for info on John McLoughlin and his predecessors, born around Nov 1897 and living in Scholes area of Wigan shortly afterwards. He married Mary Ellen Ashurst in 1922 and had 10 children. I believe his family came from Mayo. Any info gratefully received, also willing to share info held in Personal Ancestry File format. Ian
red mail Ward Joseph /Elizabeth Finch
I am looking for any information on Joseph Ward I think he looked after the pit ponies under ground but then in later life he was a Hostler looking after Shire Horses near a place by the pit heads at Whelley and lived in Woodcock St New Springs he had 3 daughter Alice , Ann, and cannot remember the other he also had a son Horace it is Joseph Ward I am interested in and his wife I know what happened to the daughters but cannot find any trace of Horace at all any info would be welcome . thank you
red mail MOLINEAUX Sarah
anybody out there have any information about Sarah Molineaux born 1805/6 ,I think she came from Wigan or therabouts, sarah married Henry Greenough (Stonemason) would appreciate any information so that I can forward my search regards val
red mail Ellen Lynott
I am looking for any information about my Grandmother who was born in Wigan on 26.6.1888 her father Edward b.25.11.1854 also in Wigan I am pretty sure that the family comes form Irland and I guess county Mayo but other than that I am at a loss. I would love to hear from anyone who may have some knowledge of the family
red mail ward
Does anyone have any information about Francis Ward born 1837 in Wigan his father was called Peter and his mother Margaret McMughan
red mail KINNANE
Martin KINNANE b 1832 Cork, Ireland married Bridget DOOLAN 1854 Wigan Lancaster, England. Children born to them were: Thomas Michael b 1856 Wigan married 1876 Ballarat, Victoria Australia, died 1915 Victoria Australia. Lawrence b 1858 Ireland/England, died Melbourne Australia. Michael b 1860 Ireland/England. John b 1863 Clare Ireland died Ballarat Victoria Australia. Mary ann Catherine b 1867 Victoria Australia. Ellen Bridget b 1870 Ballarat Victoria Australia.
James Parkingson & Mary N. Foster
James Parkinson born Jan 1782 in Wigan married Mary N. Foster 12 Sep 1802 Parents are Charles Parkinson and Jane Ingram. Mary's parents are Henry Foster and Jane Fairclough, Children born Frances, 1802, George 1803, Jane, Charles 1806, Helen 1808, Alice 1809, Wm 1811, Jahn 1813, Thomas, Eliza 1814, Mary all born in Wigan
Arkwright of Wigan
Looking for info on family of Charles Arkwright born abt 1846 in Wigan, married Dorothy Benham and had Ann 1871, Rachel 1874, Mary 1877, Joseph 1878, Ellen 1881 all born in Wigan. Rachel married 18 Dec 1895 to William Jones of Burnley, Lancashire.Children are Charles, Margaret Alice, John, Nellie all born in Wigan, Sydney born Canada, Doris, Olive, Evelyn, Melvin all born in Michigan USA.
red mail Gore from Hindley area
My grandfather was Walter Gore who died in 1977 age 72, had a sister and brother I believe, sister called Rachael who moved to Platt Bridge area and married a Brown who owned a painting and decorating shop called Browns. Rachaels daughter was Evelyn, she went onto marry Tom Harter and live in Lowton eventually. Apparently another Gore lived in Moss Lane. My great grandfather was William Gore and I know he had a brother Thomas who owned a temperance bar at no 8 Wigan Road opposite Bird ith hand pub. Does anyone know of anymore of the story or have links to this story. Please get in touch.
red mail berry/taylor
I am trying to find any information on john berry born about 1787 was married to maude Taylor born 1786. They had two daughters betty 1828 who married a George Eastham. and Grace 1809 who has come to a full stop. I cannot find any son from john and maude although their Grandchildren were henry 1833 robert1835 thomas 1837 james 1843 ellen 1848 all grandchildren being Berry. maude and john came from wigan area, if someone has any information on john or maude I would like to hear from you
red mail isabella banks b1880 wigan
isabella Banks b1880 wed Richard Abraham in St Marys church Ince in Makerfield Wigan 1898 she died in 1901 has anybody any leads on this couple Richard Abrahams is my GGG uncle any info would be appreciated Regards Carole
red mail Pearson
George Robert Pearson b 1871 Standishgate Wigan parents Robert Banks Pearson & Maria nee Hall 1901 census boarder at 38 Cannon St Preston a widower Who and where did he marry
red mail Thomas & Foster Tailors
Can anyone identify the Mr Thomas who was a partner in this Tailoring business with Thomas Foster early 1900's and from 1938 to 1946 with Thomas's son Douglas Foster. The business was in Dorning Street, Wigan. The Foster family were resident 38 Dicconson Street until Thomas Foster died in 1938 and Douglas Foster was resident 34 Eccleston Street until his death in 1946. The Foster share of the business was sold to the partner Mr. ,,, Thomas in 1946. Any information will be much appreciated Thelma Johannesburg South Africa
Rhodes of Wigan
I am seeking information on a James Rhodes, born Wigan, 1816, who moved to Leeds by his early 20s, spending the rest of his life there. Anyone know of any Rhodes families in the area at the time, please?
red mail John Armstrong
I have traced John who was born In IRELAND 1841,To Wigan Lancashire.Where he married a Wigan girl about 1964 called Hannah 1844 1881 they lived at 9 golborne st 1891 11 Northumberland St John died at this address Aug 1891 aged 49.Their children were William 1865, Nancy 1868, James 1873 died at 31 Boyswell Ln Wigan aged 63 3rd Sept1937, Letitia 1883. died at 6 Scool St Wigan aged 54 4th Feb 1937. Hannah died at 6 school St Wigan 20th Feb 1937 aged 93. They were all buried in LOWER INCE CEMETERY Plot No 73. Looking for John's birth place and parents names, Hannah's Maiden name and parents names.Thank you.
red mail Rooneys from Mayo to Wigan
I'm searching for Rooney family members whose ancestors from County Mayo emigrated to Wigan, Lancashire, England. Please contact me to exchange information.
red mail Pennington/Holbrook/Holbrooke
JOHN PENNINGTON /MARTHA or MARY HOLBROOK/HOLBROOKE married 23rd January 1786 in WIGAN Lancs,John born(c1761) Mary/Martha(c1765) children that are known at the moment Mary(c1787) Henry? and THOMAS born 30/7/1804 ANYONE RESEARCHING THIS LINK?
MORLEY, Joseph Vincent
I am trying to find out where Joseph came from. Family lore has it he is from Wigan, or perhaps Wiggen. His death certificate is inconclusive. In any case; Joseph, son of Own Morley and Mary O'Dea, was born 13 May 1863, moved to Ohio as a child, was naturalized in 1884, and died in Youngstown OH in 1915. He was a puddler in the steel mills. There is much to share on his 8 children and numerous greats and great greats. Love to have some help, Any clues?
red mail Starkie/Starkey
Michael Starkie died in the Union Workhouse, Wigan, in August 1866. Does anyone know where the Union Workhouse was or if there are still records for that time? I would be grateful for any help.
red mail kenyon
trying to find more info on my hubbys family,ive got back as far as joseph kenyon b 1834 ashton/u line lancs but cant find who his parents or sibling were or if he married, any info greatly appreciated. margaret.
red mail MORGAN-Lancashire-railway worker
I am looking for any information concerning my grandmother's siblings. They were Annie MORGAN, born 1886,in Atherton/Chowbent, William MORGAN, born c. 1889, in Cadishead, James MORGAN, born, c. 1896, in Burnley and John MORGAN, born, c. 1892, in Hollinwood. Their father was William Morgan, born c. 1845 in Shropshire (or Montgomeryshire) and their mother was Hannah (nee Harper but "previously" married to a (Thomas) Hall). William and Hannah may or may not have married officially. William died in 1898 and Hannah married (this time formally) a Tom Paddison in Burnley. All of the children, including my grandmother Polly had the surname MORGAN. William had been a railway navvie (platelayer) and had, it appears achieved foreman status at his death. Tom Paddison was also a railway navvie. Because I can find no marriage records for William and Hannah, I am at a loss when it comes to finding out about William's family. I have possibilities, but they are unverifiable because of the lack of records, beyond his certain appearance on the 1891 census and his children on the 1901 census (and the birth certificates of Annie and Polly). Beyond this I am stymied.
red mail Fields from Ince Makersfield
I'm working on my wife's family tree. So far I've found out that they had a grocers shop at 225 Manchester road Ince Makersfield. So I have found her grand parents Herbert and Mary Anne Fields, Who had children, one boy three Girls. The grandmother was Maryanne Johnson born in Yorkshire, Herberts father was Williams Fields.born in Leigh. I'm stuck on Willliams father John who was born in Leigh about 1809,Maryannes Parents Walter and Dianah Elizabeth Stanley. Any on info on the last two would be apreciated.
red mail Birchall family-Wigan and Bolton
I am looking for information on a Birchall family in Wigan before 1818. Willam Birchall (b.?,Wigan) Head, Ellen Birchall Wife, (b.1784,Chorley), Peter Birchall Son,(b.1819,Wigan) and John Birchall Son,(b.1822,Wigan). There may have been earlier children and there may have been an earlier marriage.
Seeking any info on a Bob COLLIER who was around Wigan about 1909. He may have been in the police force and later become an army cadet. Even snippets may be of value as I want anything I can get please. Thankyou, Rita in West OZ
red mail Lee
I have a family tree with Ralph Lee, siblings and parents.
red mail Hooton
Hi I am looking for my cousin,s who lived in Wigan Peter would be in his late 60's and his sister Margaret would be around 63 Margaret was married to Ken Snape My Uncle Joe Hooton had his own buisness in the high street tv,s Cheers Janet Australia
red mail Broughton family, Wigan Lancashire
Having joined the Broughton family by marriage, I am trying to do a family tree, as I would like to find some family history. Any info, would be appreciated.
red mail Ince, Charles
1861 Census;Preston, St Peter, 6 Brooklands Street, Wife Elisabeth born in Wigan, Sons; Richard born London, James born Kirkham Daughters; Elisabeth born Kirkham, Margret born Preston Tracing Richard
red mail PILKINGTON - Aspull
I am looking for anyone else interested in the Pilkingtons of Aspull. Earliest found so far are William Pilkington (b1801) and his wife Margaret Melling (b1803), their children, in particular Thomas (b1821) and his wife Mary Halliwell (b1823), their daughter Margaret (b1845) and her sons Thomas (b165) and James (b1868) - my g-grandad.
Lowe family, Fleet Street, Wigan
I am looking for the family of James Lowe, born 1904. He married Elizabeth Roby in 1923 and gave his address as 34, Fleet Street, Pemberton. His father was John Lowe, a labourer. Elizabeth died in 1931 and James remarried in 1933, again giving the Fleet Street address. Can anyone help me trace his mother's name ?
red mail Orrell, Stairs - any information
Looking for any information regarding ancestors of John Orrell b 1864/5 in Wigan. Married Florence Edith Stairs in 1889. (Children Maud, Frederick Thomas and Horace Ewart Orrell.) I believe Florence Edith may have left John and remarried??
red mail LEE
Looking for a Ralp Lee born October 1869 in Wigan, Lancashire, ENG. He married an Annie/Anne Jane Campbell who was born November 1869 in Ireland. Ralph is the son of John Lee born abt. 1845 in Wigan, Lacashire, ENG & MAriah ??? born 1845 in Ireland.
Wigan Area
red mail Guest
Looking for anyone who might be related to folks with the surname Guest who lived in Lowe Mill Lane, Hindley, Between 1830's and 1900.
red mail Atherton
Looking for the family of Richard Atherton born abt 1811 in Wigan. Engine tenter by occupation in 1841. Had 5 children, Elizabeth 1834, James 1837, Elias 1840, John 1843 (my great, great grandfather) and Nancy 1845. Possibly two others, Alice 1848 and Peter 1850. Wife may of been Alice. Richard and Alice could of died before 1851 census.
red mail Dutton/Markland in Wigan
My ancestors Valentine DUTTON and Jane MARKLAND were married on 6th Jan 1821 in Wigan. They went to live in Bolton and raised their family there but I can't get any further back than that. Is there anyone else following this line?
Martha Peers m Richard Hesketh 27 Jan 1822 at St John R C, Wigan. Any info about this family will be most welcome.
Ann Peers m William Standish 23 Feb 1811 at St Johns Chapel. Wigan. Any info on this family most welcome.

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