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The following update has just been announced for CheshireBMD:
Message from Ian Hartas, Cheshire.
Hi, Cheshire BMD has been updated to add:
Marriages: 253 for Mossley, St George, registers at Tameside (1987-2018)
Many thanks to Norma Turner and colleagues for these.
Web address: http://kirksoft.co.uk/
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Hello Wendy and Everyone,
Thank you for keeping Cheshire in the loop Wendy. Currently I'm still
researching in Australian waters, but my ARMITAGE families spent time in
Cheshire, some buried there and the County is part of our History.
Good luck as Administrator, a quieter place than when we all initially
joined, that's for sure.
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Hello Cheshire researchers -
A few words to introduce myself as the new admin of the Cheshire list.
I've been a member of the list for quite a few years, and have been
impressed by the list's joint problem-solving capabilities.
I look forward to lively discussion on the list.
Please always post in plain text, and remember that posts have to be
Your discoveries, news and excitements, and your problems and
bewilderments, are all very welcome!
CHESHIRE List Admin
Thanks, Jacqui. Yes, all is well...
Yes, I've been visiting Cheshire almost every year since 1987.
It was so fascinating, as the Moreton men married the daughters of the Lords
of the Manors all around Northeast Cheshire.
So I try to visit a different manor each trip.
I'm still trying to figure which "John Shaw of Hulmewalfield" married our
Margaret Moreton, likely around 1690.
And which "William Moreton" was her father?
It might have been William Moreton of Moreton, the Bishop of Kildare? The
written family records say she "offended her father and
was disinherited..." So this may be why she is not in the records I've tried
William Moreton, a Judge in London, lived sometimes at Little Moreton Hall,
but was not old enough to be the father of our Margaret Moreton.
There are other Moretons in the Astbury/Somerfield/Congleton area.
The family ancestral memories always went back to the Moretons of Little
In 1914, my father was named John Moreton Tompson.
John and Margaret would likely be born around 1670, as their daughter
Margaret married John Salt, vicar of Betley in 1713.
All the records from then to the present are verified. (There are several
Johns and Margarets and many vicars)!
If any Cheshire genealogy people have connections or interests in these
puzzles, please share.
Thanks from Ellen Tompson Edwards
From: w Simkins [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2018 9:27 AM
Subject: Little Moreton Hall
Every time I drive past entrance to Little Moreton Hall I think of
you...seems such a long time since your story was in the Cheshire Ancestor
when I was editor!!
Hope all well with you and yours,
You are correct about Abingdon. One memory was how we were treated, the food at Abingdon was like what a condemned man would expect for his last meal. It was like being in a hotel. As for the two Balloon jumps ours was from Abingdon and took place at Weston on the Green. The night aircraft jumps made your toes curl, you could not see the ground or what ever was below you. There was a flame to give you an idea of the wind direction. I was at Abingdon in the fall of 1955. Got my wings a few weeks before my 18th birthday.
From: Guy Lawton <guylawton(a)gmail.com>
To: Mike Morris <morrisind(a)rogers.com>; cheshire(a)rootsweb.com
Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2018 9:35 AM
Subject: Re: [CHS] Re: Looking for location
Just a non-genealogical aside on your post. I guess that the parachute training "down south" was at RAF Abingdon, where I was stationed in the Met Office during my National Service 1952-54. I well remember the involuntary screams of new trainees on their first live jumps from the balloon tethered just outside the office.
On 15 July 2018 at 13:57, Mike Morris <morrisind(a)rogers.com> wrote:
A little history about Tatton Park . Taken from a Google search. I was once a member of the 3rd battalion the Parachute regiment. My airborne training though was down south near Oxford. <snip>
A little history about Tatton Park . Taken from a Google search. I was once a member of the 3rd battalion the Parachute regiment. My airborne training though was down south near Oxford.
Although few visitors are aware of it today, the Tatton estate played a vitally important role in Britain's wartime years between 1939 and 1945. Maurice Egerton, 4th and last Baron of Tatton, was keen to support the war effort and gave permission for his land at Ringway (now Manchester Airport) to be used from 1940 onwards.
It was here that the canopies of British parachute troops opened for the first time, heralding the birth of Britain's Airborne forces. Tatton Park became the training centre for No 1 Parachute School and over 383,000 parachute descents were made here by soldiers and civilians of many nationalities who came under cover of night to do their training jumps before leaping as Special Agents (by parachute) into Occupied Europe.
In addition, wartime brought a whole new set of activities and people to Tatton; evacuees, the Women's Land Army, the troops returning from Dunkirk, the Home Guard, Air Raid Precautions, the Auxiliary Fire Service, the Army, R.A.F. and eventually the U.S. Third Army.
Mike MorrisToronto Canada
From: Ian Cameron <cameronian(a)ntlworld.com>
To: 'Mike Morris' <morrisind(a)rogers.com>; cheshire(a)rootsweb.com
Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2018 8:36 AM
Subject: RE: [CHS] Re: Looking for location
The development of the enormous international airport and the equally enormous Wythenshawe council estate have utterly transformed this part of the world since our ancestors lived there. The small township of Northen Etchells originally lay in Cheshire and as Mike says included the hamlets of Brownsley Green, Cross Acres, Heyhead, Moss Nook, Poundswick, Royal Thorn and Sharston. (I have ancestry in Moss Nook and Heyhead and by coincidence happen to live only a few miles away.) The population growth which Mike illustrates was of a much slower pace than the country as a whole - it was a quiet backwater and might have stayed that way. In 1931, however, it was incorporated into Manchester civil parish in the county of Lancashire.
The reason for the transfer was Manchester’s urgent need to expand. In 1926 Lord & Lady Simon gave the city Wythenshawe Park, and the same year the city bought 2,569 acres from the Tatton Estate, with a view to creating a “garden city”.
Has anyone ever heard of Gross Acre or Cross Acre in Cheshire? It's
cropped up as a place of birth & I can't find it. Never heard of it
either I don't think.
It's on the 1851 census:
James and Hannah Allcock. It's given as Hannah's place of birth. It
could be somewhere near Ringway as that's where James was born. They
were married in Bowdon and were living in Cheadle by 1851.
Any help would be appreciated.
One of my USA contacts has a short certificate of marriage issued by St
Mary's parish church, Stockport in 1803. At the bottom is the word
"Brookfield" which may be a printers name. I know that marriage
registrations were not introduced until mid 1837 but I wonder if anyone
else has come across a similar document.