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Hi Listers, Can anyone point me in the right direction for Highfield, Cheshire? Ann Beckett was born there around 1850, but then married in Staffordshire in 1870. Any help would be appreciated. TIA. Jean.
Well spotted! I guess sometimes it pays to look for the old stuff on a new
From: Mrs L. McCulloch [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Tuesday 31 May 2005 21:42
Subject: [CHS] Wallange
There's a Wallange Farm at Stanthorne, near Middlewich OS ref 6965 if you
have access to an OS map. Regards, Lyn
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I have come across several wills where the sum of nineteen guineas (£19.95
in new money!) was left to children and grandchildren.
Was there some magic about this figure, or for some reason, eg a form of
Death Duty, was it wished to keep the figure below £20?
I've seen this address in the 1851 census, and now in the 1861 census, when
my Pickstock family lives in Wallange Road, Newton, Middlewich. Well - I
THINK "Wallange" is what it says, and it comes up twice, in both the detail
folios and the district description. But I can't find it anywhere on maps
(e.g. the "Old Maps" 1882 map of Middlewich) and it seems a somewhat weird
name, making me question my own eyes!
Does anyone know where it was? Or what it should read if I'm misreading it??
1851 census, Pc-2166, folio 335 - Description of Enumeration District 10C
says: "All that part of the township of Newton which lies to the north and
west of the Turnpike Road, leading from Middlewich to the Wallange
In the detail pages, the identified entries are for Wheelock St, then
Wallange Road (folio 343), then Brook Fields & Newton Bank.
Any thoughts on identification?
On the subject of the Rathbone name, I was at The Friends meeting house
Liverpool today giving a Dept. of Transport lecture and in the Garage area
there are a number of gravestones lay flat and one of those I noticed was
a Basil Rathbone,small world !! Vic Cliffe
----- Original Message -----
From: "Donald Massey" <donaldmasseyuk(a)yahoo.com>
Sent: Monday, May 30, 2005 5:02 PM
Subject: Re: [CHS] Ann RATHBONE, b. 1813 Tarvin
> There is a Rathbone one name study run by Dorcas Hendershott who herself
> has Cheshire connections.
> Go to www.stanford.edu/~dorcas/Rathbone.html
> Donald Massey
> ----- Original Message ----- >
>> I'm curious if anyone is working on the RATHBONE/RATHBURN name.and if so,
>> if anyone has any information about John and Ann Rathbone, parents of
>> both Ann, chr. 25 April 1813 and Martha, chr. 7 Aug 1814, both in Tarvin.
>> It's likely that both were born in Duddon.
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Subject: Re: [CHS] Henry JOHNSON
There's certainly a possibility of the second phase of the Boer War, he
would have been of the right age.
I think it more likely he just avoided the census, a great many of my canal
boat families either managed to do this or were recorded under some terribly
obscure variant that they are impossible to find.
I wonder how an ennumerator coped with "moving" familes, he wouldn't be able
to call twice that's for sure. So would he try to catch the canal folk as
they were tied up at night, or would he have to walk the length of a stretch
of canal all day picking up folk as they went by?..........an interesting
one, has any one got the answer to this???
Interstingly enough, I have watermen(river) and canal familes where the
master of the vessel has been recorded both at home and on the vessel for
the same census.
I hadn't thought about the registration for a clue to n.o.k. so thanks for
this, having all the relevant dates etc. from the grave I'd satisfied myself
with the date of death and burial.
I expect in the end I will have to add a copy the registration of death to
my ever growing list, it's either that or be patient and wait until 2010 to
see if he's come out of hiding.
Might he have paid a trip to South Africa for the Boer War ?
If so, he won't show up on a census.
As for his marriage, who registered his death ? A widow or
son or a stranger ?
Antony Lambert; the Certificate Man.
Certificates in 5 Days see:
www.certificates.fsnet.co.uk/certificates.htm or e-mail
Hello list, I have acsess to the census ffrom 1901 back to 1861, but not 1851 or 1841 yet, hence this request, it is a general one as follows:
Any OLLIER's on the 1841 or 1851 in or around Knutsford (inc. Mere, Peover, Plumley etc, would appriciate any thing can do lookups on the other census's in return.
Many thanks from Lawrence OLLIER researching OLLIER's of Cheshire and adj. counties.
Would anyone know if it is possible to view the vestry Minutes from St. Martin's church in Chester, please?
My ggg grandfather, William Crane was the parish clerk there circa the 1840's and I'm hoping to find some mention of him.
Would someone be able to do a look up for the following people born in Stockport living in the civil parish of Castleton.
These are they on the 1871 Census with a few more children.
John Arnett 50
Harriett Arnett 45
Joseph Henry Arnett 17
David Arnett 14
Nathaniel Hill Arnett
Many thanks in advance
I wonder if SKS might be able to look up the family living at 52 Berkley Street Liverpool 8 for the years 1943, 1944, 1945. If it is only possible to look up one year then 1944 please. Or if no electoral registers exist for those years then maybe someone could let me know the year of the first electoral register after the war. I am hoping to find my paternal grandmother living there at that time. Unfortunately I do not know the surname she was using. Hopefully it was McGOWAN. Also hoping to find my father there. However he did serve with the Royal Navy so he could have been away at electoral times.
I had an enjoyable trip to the Brindley Water Mill in Leek today:
If listers get the chance it is well worth a tour round.
The Cheshire link comes from the memorial stone at Gurnet, near Sutton, Macclesfield:
On these premises 1733-1740
The famous civil engineer
and canal builder, served
as apprentice to Abraham
Am looking to find Henry JOHNSON b.20 AUG 1871 parents Joseph JOHNSON(canal
boatman) & Martha REEVES.
In 1881 he was at home with parents, in 1891 he was recorded in 2 places on
the census (has been known)
1891 CENSUS RG12 Piece2848 folio 151 p10
Jos. JOHNSON h m 65 Boatman b.Malkins Bank
Martha JOHNSON wf m 57 b.Aston
Susan JOHNSON dtr s 21 b.Cledford
Henry JOHNSON son 19 b.Cledford
Wm Leonard BICKERTON g.son 2 b.Elton
Eliz.BICKERTON dtr m 24 b.Cledford
Thos.BICKERTON son-in-law m ? b.Ettiley Heath
1891 CENSUS RG12 Piece2842 folio165
Vessel "Morning Light" Middlewich
Joseph Johnson crew m 65 Master of Barge b.Middlewich
Henry Johnson crew s 18 Mate of Barge b.Middlewich
Henry JOHNSON died 12 MAY 1950 and is buried with his parents at Ettiley
Heath Methodist Chapel.
I've searched without luck on the 1901 census, countrywide - it is likely he
would still be a canal boatman. No evidence of a marriage has come to light,
so did he remain single?
Anyone seen Henry???
Does anyone have access to the 1841 census? I am trying to find my 2nd
great grandmother, Hannah Jones Clayton. Hannah Jones was born in
1823, location unknown. She married Wright Clayton in 1845 at the
Church in the Parish of Cheadle. She was living at Brinksway at the
time. Her father was listed as Henry Jones, Hawker. I would like to
find out more about her family.
Any help will be appreciated.