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I am having a clear out of all my Family history/genealogy CD's (mostly for
the Cheshire area).
I have put them all on eBay at: http://search.ebay.co.uk/_W0QQsassZ23502040
They all start at 0.99(GBP) I thought I would give my fellow Cheshire list
members a chance to acquire some Cheshire material cheaply.
Happy looking, Hope you grab a bargain!
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Does Mill Lane in Sutton-Macclesfield still exist. My 2x greats lived in Mill Lane at the same address (83 Mill Lane) for about 40 years.
Just wondering what life was like then. Would like to visit someday.
Thanks very much,
Kate in Milwaukee, WI
Could SKS please look up the Henry MELLOR family, Sutton-in-Macclesfield in the 1851 census. Daughters Nancy (my 2x great grandmother) and Elizabeth, possibly son named George, that I know so far.
I just received death cert saying he resided in Mill Lane, Sutton, died 5/31/1860, with a George Mellor listed as informant. Age 63.
Could SKS also lookup George MELLOR in the 1861 census. He is listed on the death cert as living in Buxton Road, Macclesfield in 1860.
Thanks very much
I am a new subscriber to this list and looking for two families on the 1891 Census.
1) Francis and Amelia BROWN (b. Frome, Somerset)
children Rowland, Gertey & Edith
living at 214 Claughton Rd., Birkenhead in 1881.
2) Ambrose and Fanny BARNES (b. Frome, Som.)
children Sidney, Jane, Walter, Edith
no address ( in Somerset in 1881 but moved)
Amelia Brown and Fanny Barnes were sisters of JOHN GLASS. John lived in 1891 with his wife JANE and children at 207 Bridge St., Bridewell, Holy Trinity District, Birkenhead and in 1912 at Little Sutton and was a Police Inspector.
Another brother FRANK GLASS who was a licensed victualler, died at the Bulls Head on Clotton Hoofield Road in 1912. His wife was Emma, and children Francis John and Nellie.
Other names I am researching and looking for related families are:
- GLASS - 1880 on in Birkenhead; Chester; 1775 on in Frome, Somerset.
- CRAY - Frome, Somerset
- JONES, ISAAC - d. 1903 on Curzon St., Chester - Master Shoemaker & Councillor in Saltney - in 1875 owned property on Curzon, Mt. Pleasant & Wood Sts.
- his sister JONES, MIRIAM who married 1) EDWARD ANWYL 1839 and 2) EDWARD ROBERTS 1853 and who died 1880 living in Handbridge.
- their father JONES, HENRY - b. abt 1775 Caerwys, Flintshire - Shoemaker
- OWENS, CATHERINE b. abt 1829 Hawarden, Flintshire, married DAVID WILLIAMS, mariner, 1848, Chester Holy Trinity, dau. of EDWARD OWENS, Publican.
Frances Irwin in snowy and cold
Now aol have sorted out their mess,hopefuly we can all get back to what we
like doing most !!
On that note please could i ask a lookupon the 1871 census for ALTRINCHAM
for any families of TREVOR OR TREVER
Many thanks in anticipation
As you have shoemaker ancestors you want to contact Brian Hensman of
Northampton Borough Council, Central Museum, Guildhall Road, Northampton,
Enclose a SAE and he will check his records and add your
name on a card system for future reference. It's well worth the effort of
snail mail but in case here's the e-mail:
Terry Jackson in Oxfordshire
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Looking to volunteer?
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Saturday, January 31, 2004 2:17 PM
Subject: [CHS] LOOK UP PLEASE 1851 Census
Would some Very Very Very kind person please do a look up for me in the 1851
census, this is my Re-inforced concrete wall:-
James Nichol(l)s born about 1830 in Wood head, Cheshire
Cordwainer/ Boot. Shoe Maker possibly still an apprentice
I am desperately trying to find his father's / parents names
Thank you in anticipation
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Cheshire online BMD records
I have just come across a MARY MOTTERSHEAR ( I suspect should be MOTTERSHAW !! ) who in 1883 at Delamere gave birth to a son called TOM.
Mary's occupation is given as Domestic servant.
Has anyone come across Mary in there research. If so I would greatly love to hear from them.
I was browsing Granada Television's website and found a link for one of its programmes Work Shop Of The World, and wondered if anyone was interested in the information the fact sheets contain, they are at:
Current Fact Sheet Page
I saw the following letter in the Macclesfield Express appealing for information Woods Pool, Macclesfield:
Pool our thoughts on Wood's History.
I am trying to find out the history of Wood's Pool, Macclesfield.
I knew the place in the early 1970s when I used to fish there.
I would welcome any help that your readers could give me such as access to old photographs, documents, or people I could contact who could give me any information or stories about the place.
If anyone has any memories of the pool that they could share I would be delighted to hear from them.
If listers contact me and I can them send them the letter writers contact details.
For the past four days AOL refused to allow its subscribers to receive
mail from Rootsweb.
This is a welcome back message to those AOLers. It also gives useful
information to all Listers about what to do when this sort of thing
Over a hundred and forty AOLers are subscribed to the Cheshire List, about
fifteen percent of the total subscription. The List continued normally
while they were absent. They each missed ninety List messages. Rootsweb
delivered them, but AOL returned them, nearly thirteen thousand messages
The messages can be seen in the List archives at
No one was unsubscribed from the List as a result of the returned
messages, but AOLers were unable to subscribe during that period.
As far as I can tell from the sidelines, this is what happened. The
problem was triggered by a change to the Rootsweb computers (new IP
addresses). Rootsweb knew this could cause problems for ISPs who filter
junk mail, so before going ahead Rootsweb obtained agreement from major
ISPs, including AOL. Following a week's notice, the change was made and
mail continued to flow via all ISPs, except one.
When the problem appeared AOL gave a good impression of a dozy dinosaur.
It took many brickbats to wake the beast up. It then it appeared to take
an inordinate amount of time for messages to pass between the beast's
limbs and its brain and vice versa. In the end AOL did take action.
Working together with Rootsweb the teething troubles were resolved and
mail started to flow again.
In one sense the problem was caused by junk mail. At one time email was
marvellously free of problems, then two scourges came along. The first,
viruses, still trouble us. Those who use the most popular email programs
are obliged to use anti-virus software, and keep it regularly updated. It
is also wise to keep the latest operating systems up-to-date, and to use a
firewall on any permanent connection to the internet.
Junk mail is the second scourge. It now fills our in-boxes and chokes the
internet. It is often sent from computers that have been hi-jacked by
viruses. It is almost always sent using a forged email address. When
trying to block junk mail, ISPs have to distinguish between genuine and
forged addresses. Taking Rootsweb mail as an example, ISPs need to accept
mail that came from rootsweb.com, but reject mail that *says* it came from
rootsweb.com, but *actually* came from somewhere else. That is not easy.
It looks as though that is where AOL had trouble.
>From a List Admin's point of view, one of the measures of success is the
number of off-topic messages posted to the List. The fewer the better. We
don't object to the occasional off-topic plea for help, but here are
things that are better done off-list. The AOL problem resulted in
seventeen off-topic messages to the list, mainly of the "testing" or "no
mail!" variety. We can do better.
WHAT TO DO NEXT TIME
Here are some suggestions on how to cope with the next trouble when it
arises as it inevitable will:
When List mail stops flowing, rather than posting a "test" message:
- look first at the Rootsweb Help Desk
information on all major outages is posted there,
- then browse the latest Cheshire List Archives
see if List Admin has posted a notice about the problem.
If you can't see either of those web pages, but non-Rootsweb web pages are
working normally, then there is a big problem at Rootsweb. All you can do
is be patient until Rootsweb starts working again.
If the above web pages show the Lists are working normally, but your ISP
is blocking them, then complain loudly to your ISPs help desk. ISPs listen
to their own subscribers more than they do to outsiders.
If you still can't resolve the problem then feel free to email List Admin
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If you change email address you should unsubscribe the old address and
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tell us your old address, the one to be unsubscribed. Curiously, we do not
maintain a list of Listers names, only their email addresses. If Jan Smith
emails from her new address to say "Please unsubscribe my old address" we
often do not know which address to unsubscribe.
We want to send the List only to those who want to receive it. Please help
us to keep the List free from association with the unwanted junk mail that
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Best wishes to all Listers,
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hello looking for anything on the following children of John and Isobella Barlow from cheshire:
John Crellin Barlow born 1894 died 1944 age 50
Authur Douglas Barlow born 1896 died 1918 age 22
Annie Louisa Barlow born 1889 died 1964 age 75 all buried at Saint Thomas Church Yard, Stockton on Heath .
I think they where born in Hoylake or heswell as thier father was a policeman station there sandy
My family lived most of their life on Kershaw's Place.
I found that street on the 1871 CD, but there were only six addresses - all
low numbers. My family usually lived at higher numbers. On page 40 #1, 3,
and 5 Kershaw's Place and then it skips to page 43 with #2, 4, and 6.
On the bottom are the words, "pages 41 and 42 missing."
I would guess my family's listing would be on these pages. You can imagine
my disappointment, after purchasing the CD to find this possibility.
My question: Are these pages missing on the original census so there is no
hope of ever finding the information on these pages?
I have a marriage certificate with the bride (Harriet BROOKS) and groom's
(Lawrence GARVEY) address listed as Edgeley. Does anyone have access to the 1841
census with this village included. I can also be contacted off list.Thanks in
advance for any help.
In a message dated 31/01/2004 19:01:05 GMT Standard Time, Donald Massey
> Might it help if AOL users go on List mode instead of Digest?
> Perhaps AOL does not like the attachments in Digest mode.
Think we're all back again.
Unfortunately, AOL doesn't work like that. In Digest mode the messages come
as a long listing (complete with all sorts of 'adverts' ;-) ). No attachments
to be seen.
Thus those of us in Digest mode only cause one or two bounces a day.
I still think that it had something to do with Rootsweb changing servers the
See you on Clwyd!!
Hello, can anyone do a lookup for me for Elizabeth KELSALL on the 1851 or
1861 census please. She lived in Ashton on Mersey and was about 78 years old
in 1861. In 1851 her husband John KELSALL was still alive he died in 1854.
Elizabeth was nee LEE. Their son Henry KELSALL born 1810 was my ancestor. I
would be happy to hear form anyone researching KELSALL to compare notes.
Regards Joan at Devon
I am researching Thomas Sutton who married (?) an Eliza Gorst in the mid
1800s and moved to Manchester (Chorlton). He was born c1809 she c1821 and
the 1871 census indicate he was born in Kinderton she Northwich. I cannot
find the marriage certificate but I have the birth cert for one of their
children Nancy Rebecca. I am now concentrating on Thomas Sutton and if my
information is correct he is likely to have been baptised in St Michael and
All Angles, Middlewich. I understand these registers are available at the
CRO, Chester but would they be available anywhere else in the county.