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A major breakthrough after several years! Thanks to the hard working efforts
of the GREATstaff at the Tameside Local Studies Unit. The 1851 census,
Dukinfield shows the John SCHOFIELD family living on Astley ST., Could some
very kind person who has access to the parish marriage registers for Mottram
look for a marriage for John SCHOFIELD and Ann ELM [according to the IGI] or
Ann HELM. I believe the date is 9 June 1823. Are there any witnesses listed?
Would deeply appreciate any assistance on this. I also believe that Ann was
born in Mottram and would like to trace her parents. She was age 61, I think
,on the 1851 census. The census is very difficult to read because it is very
light in that section.
Thank you, Marge Perry,
On a very foggy, soggy, spring morning on Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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Terry Jackson in Oxfordshire
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Looking to volunteer?
A few weeks ago I came across a website where one can send off census search
requirements and pay over the net for 1841-1891 cenus returns. They also do
BDMs and if I remember correctly have maps etc.
I've lost the URL and can't find it again.
Does anyone know its website address?
Thank you all (and there were a lot) who sent me the Melbourne newspaper
information plus Jennison.
One or two of you kindly provided more specific information / ideas and I
will contact you separately about these.
Returning to the List after several months absence while researching other lines. I am researching the following lines -
THOMAS LEWIS, mariner married CATHERINE ROBERTS 1808. Children are -
THOMAS LEWIS born 1804, mariner
MARGARET LEWIS born 1806 died 1825
ANN LEWIS born 1809 married MAXWELL CROCKET, stonemason
CATHERINE LEWIS born 1811
ELIZABETH LEWIS born 1815 possibly married ROBERT LEWIS
In RUNCORN, FRODSHAM, possibly also WEAVERHAM and DUNHAM ON THE HILL
WILLIAM FORSTER, master porter marred MARY PRITCHARD - 2nd marriage to DEBORAH. Children from first marriage are -
JOHN FORSTER born abt 1826 Runcorn
ANN FORSTER born abt 1829 Runcorn married THOMAS CLARKE, porter Overton, Frodsham
THOMAS FORSTER born abt 1833 Runcorn
ELIZABETH FORSTER born abt 1834 Runcorn
JOSEPH FORSTER born abt 1837 Runcorn
WILLIAM FORSTER born abt 1840 Runcorn
HARRIOT FORSTER born 1842 Runcorn
Hopefully some new listers will recognise these names.
Errol in Marysville, Victoria, Australia
The message <000a01bfcb15$a6272c00$6825893e@default>
from "John Clark" <john(a)marookea.freeserve.co.uk> contains these words:
> I have a certificate stating a hospital in the Wirral but it is
barely readable. Is there anyone who could help me to find it's
correct name, it's location and if it is still there.
> It appears to me to read : Clatheridge County General Hospital, Poulton - Bin - Spitas, Bebington U.D.C.
> Have I read it right !!
Clatterbridge County General Hospital, Poulton cum Spital, Bebington U.S.D.
Hope this helps,
The Family History Society of Cheshire
Someone on the list was seeking a William Priest with Stalybridge/Macclesfield connections.
I don't know if this is your man but from the 1871 Census of Stalybridge, Lancashire.
28 Church Street:
William Priest Head Married 66 Carter Unemployed Cheshire, Macklesfield (sic)
Ellen Priest Wife Married 67 Carter Unemployed's Wife Blackburn Lancashire
Thomas Priest Son Married 41 Grocer Cheshire Macklesfield
Martha Priest D I L Married 35 Grocer's Wife Ashton U Lyne
John Priest Gson ----------- 9 Scholar Stalybridge, Lancashire
I'm not sure here of my own note but I think I've written Folio 64 Page 9
B D & M Certificates: Pay with a Non Sterling Cheque and receive it from the local Superintendant Registrar. See my low tech web page www.certificates.fsnet.co.uk/certific.htm or e mail me at antonylambert(a)certificates.fsnet.co.uk
At 18:10 29/05/00 -0700, you wrote:
>Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 06:06:43 +1000
>From: "MacKinnons" <dunkann(a)ozemail.com.au>
>Subject: [CHS] Re: census Index
>Gday Linda I am sorry to hear that you have been told that the 1881 census
>on CD rom as done by the LDS is incomplete because it isn't. This is a
>marvellous tool that took church members 11 years of voluntary labour to
>complete. If used properly it is an invaluable tool and a boon to family
>tree makers. No I am not a "Mormon" just a greatful researcher. The 1851 is
>only of three counties Norfolk, Devon and Warwick this is a forerunner for
>the rest of the 1851 to be released at a later date.Ann MacKinnon
This last is incorrect. The 3 counties 1851 Census transcription project
was a pilot for the 1881 Census.
It was not continued because many FHS's had already indexed local portions
of the 1851 census. The project then became the transcription of the whole
You can see the benefit of this pilot project, for example, in the more
consistent county abbreviations used in the 1881 census CD.
LDS has announced that there are NO plans to re-index other counties for 1851.
I have changed to an email address of my own: whitejph(a)hotmail.com.
I am also reposting my intersts.
Bostock Green, Byley, Middlewich - HENSHALL, GLEAVE
Hartford - LEA
Hazel Grove - HADFIELD
Hi there fellow listers, after a bit of an absence I've managed to get some
time to further my research in this neck of the woods.
Having been thru the GRO records I have a few dates to work on and will now
be able to apply for a few birth death and marriage certificates. Being
somewhat impatient I thought I'd have another go at trying to locate people
on the list with any connections to JOYCES around the CONGLETON area or
anyone with access to parish or other records from CONGLETON. My ancestor
was an EDWARD JOYCE who married a MARY ANNE in the late 1840s, she died in
the mid 1850s. I suspect she may have had a child by the name of Ulick (or
some similar spelling) about a year before she died. Edward then remarried
an Anna Perry Carter (also known as Ellen Perry) who had a grown up
daughter named Anne June Wild in the 1861 cencus. Edward's first child by
this union was named John Edward and he died as an infant, then came an
Elizabeth Sarah and finally Edward (jnr) in 1860. Edward
senior is supposed to have married again to a Woodcock as his second wife
died when the children were quite young.
Edward senior is to be found in the 1881 cencus boarding with a widow and
his grown up children living with their step sister who married a Holt. It
was shortly after this cencus that Edward junior made his way to NZ. Anyone
with any interest in the above mentioned, I'd love to hear from you. Cheers
As I'm presently away from home on a job my current email address is
Morven.juniors(a)voyager.co.nz for this month and back to
ross.rich(a)xtra.co.nz after that.
Almost - It's "CLATTERBRIDGE HOSPITAL"
From: John Clark [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: 31 May 2000 16:33
Subject: [CHS] Certificate clarification
I have a certificate stating a hospital in the Wirral but it is barely
readable. Is there anyone who could help me to find it's correct name, it's
location and if it is still there.
It appears to me to read : Clatheridge County General Hospital, Poulton -
Bin - Spitas, Bebington U.D.C.
Have I read it right !!
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I have a certificate stating a hospital in the Wirral but it is barely readable. Is there anyone who could help me to find it's correct name, it's location and if it is still there.
It appears to me to read : Clatheridge County General Hospital, Poulton - Bin - Spitas, Bebington U.D.C.
Have I read it right !!
Hi all, I'm searching for info on James Smith, Merchant Seaman, married to Agnes Fraser in the Birkenhead area c.1880's. Their daughter Grace was born in 1889, registered in 1890, in Poulton cum Seacombe, Wallasey, Birkenhead.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
Are there any particular dates of interest to you.?
The "official" dates (as recognised by British government) are 11
October, 1899 to 31 May, 1902 (sometimes quoted as 1 June, 1902).
The generals stated they had the war won in 1900, indeed, the first
issues of Queen's South Africa Medals bear the dates 1899 - 1900 on the
reverse, soon erased on the medal dies (with some showing the "ghost
dates" of that erasure). The majority of medals carry no dates (later
Hope this helps a fellow Aussie on the CHESHIRE list
With all the BARLOWs and BENNETTS in Cheshire, no-one seems to be interested
in them. I am 95% confident that my great grandfather and grandmother were
William Barlow and Sarah Bennett. I have found Sarah in the 1841, 1851, and
1861 census of Tushingham, but I have not found William Barlow, who married a
Sarah Bennett in March 1863 in the Cathedral of Manchester. William Barlow's
father was John Barlow, a farmer. According to the 1871 and 1881 census
William and Sarah were born in Malpas, Cheshire. Sarah was actually born in
Tushingham, which I know is in the Malpas Parish. A John Barlow married an
Ann(e) Lee in Malpas in 1823. A John Barlow was living with Elizabeth his
wife and children in Bradley, Cheshire in the 1851 census on a farm. There
was a son named William who was 30 in the 1851 census and 40 in the 1861
census. John Barlow had died in 1851 and Elizabeth was the head of the farml
in 1861. BUT, William put 35 as his age on the marriage certificate. Sarah
was 30 at her marriage, according to previous censuses. William and Sarah
moved to Shropshire and were at different locations in the 1871 and 1881
census, both being at large farms. BUT, William and Sarah were no where to be
found in 1891. Did they die, did they return to Cheshire, or what?
I am aware that the census of 1851 in indexed except in a small area around
Malpas. Is there any other John that had a son named William, both of whom
were farmers? Did the Ann(e) Lee that married John Barlow in Malpas die or
Help, Help, help,
John W. Barlow