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I have been looking through marriage and birth certificates of 1870 -1890
for my BENFOLD side of the family and most are from the above areas.
Registration District is Stockport so would this mean that they are in the
Cheshire or Lancashire areas as they have the County of Lancaster on them
Thanks in advance,
Adelaide, Sth Australia
Does anyone know any info on umbrella makers/repairers in Preston, Leicester,
or London in the 19c.
also anybody connected with
WHITE Thomas Henry b.Lambeth 1851-52 d. Preston Lancs 1929
WHITE nee Douglas Elizabeth b.Hull Yorks 1850s d1928
WHITE Elizabeth b. Leicster 24/12/1886 d. Preston Lancs 5/4/1958
WHITE William b. 13/8/1884 Leicster d. 30/6/1915 Glasgow
WHITE John b. Leicster b.27/12/1880 d. Preston Lancs Oct 1934
WHITE Ellen b. Leicster 14/2/1890 d.14/1/1959
WHITE Mary b. Preston Lancs 20/4/1896
WHITE Honora b Preston 21/7/1892 d. Edingburgh 14/1/1959
WHITE Henry b. Preston Lancs 6/10/1898
Would someone be able to do a marriage lookup for a Sarah Ann Kenward and
Robert (Bob) Morris in the years 1881 thru 1900 ?
Sarah's parents were Thomas Kenward and Mary Buxton. I do not have any
further information on Robert (Bob) Morris. Any help would be greatly
Seeking relatives of Elizabeth "Liz" CHAMBERLAIN of Garstang, England
(who came to Canada perhaps 1913-18 & married John "Jack" HOLLAND b.
1889 d. 1960, who was from Forton, Lancashire).
She had 2 or 3 sisters: Ethel, Marjorie, ?Alice.
Mr. Lynn Moen // Moen Advertising Specialties
1302 Avenue G North, Saskatoon, SK S7L 2A7 Canada
Ph. (306) 652-1461; Toll-free in Sask. 1-888-878-MOEN (6636)
Fax. (306) 652-1489; E-mail: moenadv(a)sk.sympatico.ca
I think that this discussion on the merits of IMB PC's and Mac's has gone on
long enough . . . . . .
unless you would like to consider the AMIGA, which was way ahead of its
time. It came out before Windows 3.1 was introduced and only fell by the
wayside with the introduction of Win95 (the one we love to hate!)
EVERYTHING was built in, Quad sound, Advanced Video, you name it, it had it.
Pity Commodore took it over, slowly sunk it, then sold the wreck !
From: VJB <vjb(a)btinternet.com>
To: LANCSGEN-L(a)rootsweb.com <LANCSGEN-L(a)rootsweb.com>
Date: Wednesday, 1 July 1998 7:39
Subject: [LANCSGEN-L] Mac
>Another Mac user says hear hear ! How on earth anybody gets their genealogy
>done on a PC I cannot understand. What a peformance ! Roll on the day when
>Macs take over the world ! VJB
>My problem is - Some weeks ago I received a file (family history) from a
>lady in Canada. Her computer is IBM compatible, and the file was sent is
>ASCII. When we try to read it, it is illegible. Obviously in some sort of
>code. The very top line tells us that the file has to be transcribed by
>We have been told that Binhex4 is a Mac program, and no-one seems to be
>able to tell us how to transcribe it.
>I have been told that there is a disc that I can buy ($A50) that will
>convert any type of file. Before spending this money, can anyone tell me
>if there is an easy way of doing it.
BinHex4 is indeed a Mac program. You can decode it by simply dragging the
file on top of the icon of Stuffit Expander.
You can download a free copy of Stuffit Expander for Windows from the
Aladdin WWW site at
(Stuffit is the premier compression program for the Mac)
Frank Mitchell, Scottsdale, Arizona
Fax: (602) 951-5249
I noticed you have a James BRIDGE b. 1844. I have a James BRIDGE b. 1844
Tottington, Bury s/o John BRIDGE b. 1819 and Alice SMITH b. 1825.
James siblings were Mary Ann b. 1846, John b. 1847, Ellen b. 1849, Robert
Peel b. 1851, Frederick b. 1854, Alice b. c1855, Clara b. 1857 and Joseph b.
>James BRIDGE, Newton, near Hyde, 1844
>Alice ROLLINSON, Chesham, Green, Bury, 1837
>John BERRY, Rivington, near Chorley, 1824
>Mary YATES, Unknown, 1822
>Henry BIRCHALL, Heath Charnock, Chorley, 1832
>Jane BERRY, Heath Charnock, Chorley, 1831
>Sarah NEILD, Anderton, 1829
>William GREENHALGH, Heaton, Nr Bolton, 1823
>Ellis PIMBLEY, Rivington, near Chorley, 1818
>Margaret HART, Horwich, 1818
>Esau RICH, Ware, 1847
>Hannah LEWIS, Chelmsford, 1850
>Francis Major SPRUNT, Westleton Suffolk, 1862
>Karen R NEWSON, unknown, 1865
>Job WHISTON, Derby, 1846
>Louisa HUNT, Derby, 1845
>John George WRIGHT, unknown, 1886
>Minnie WHISTON, Derby, 1888
>Issac INGLEY, Hyde/Denton, 1898 (orphan) birth not registered?
>All the best
> | __| \ | __| / Researching the surnames: Wright
> \ | _| |\/ |\__ \ / Birchall, Berry, Suggett, Pimbley
>\__/ ___|_| _|____/ /Greenhalgh, Ingley, Whiston, Sprunt
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A message for Martin Brichall or anyone else who can help with my problem!!
I've been reading with interest the emails on "upgrading" - and thought
maybe someone would know how to help me with my predicament.
Our computer is used for business and my genealogy. My husband is a
sub-contractor and because of the programs used by some of our clients we
have to use Windows 95.
No need to tell anyone here what a pain in the neck it is to have the
computer regularly crashing - not being able to have a printer and scanner
hooked up at the same time etc. etc.
My problem is - Some weeks ago I received a file (family history) from a
lady in Canada. Her computer is IBM compatible, and the file was sent is
ASCII. When we try to read it, it is illegible. Obviously in some sort of
code. The very top line tells us that the file has to be transcribed by
We have been told that Binhex4 is a Mac program, and no-one seems to be
able to tell us how to transcribe it.
I have been told that there is a disc that I can buy ($A50) that will
convert any type of file. Before spending this money, can anyone tell me
if there is an easy way of doing it.
In message <199806302246.PAA14554(a)fp-1.rootsweb.com>, LANCSGEN-D-
I notice that your surname interests include RIGBY. I am also interested
in RIGBY through my father Edward Thomas RIGBY, his father, Thomas
Edward, his father Thomas and his father Edward. That's as far back as
I've gone and they seem to have started in Chorley and moved to West
Derby via Wigan. Any connections?
Re: profession is listed as devitter (?) in a cotton mill.
Devil was a machine used for tearing cloth/yarn/rags etc in mills,
presumably the person in charge could be called "Deviller".
Devil can also be a Plumber's portable furnace .
And a Printer's Devil is the youngest apprentice in a printing-office, or
could be a printer's errand-boy.
McGRATH, Michael married O'TOOL Bridget abt 1896. Had son Edward born in
Liverpool in 1898 and came to US in 1920. Looking for other siblings.
SKERRY, Haveron and O'Neill BAVARIA, Hoffman and Arnold,
Couldn't find anything in Pigots 1834 Directory.
From: Sarah Edmundson
Sent: 29 June 1998 18:39
Subject: [LANCSGEN-L] Blackburn directories
I'm trying to find Samuel Greenhalgh and his son John Greenhalgh
living in Blackburn. I know John was born around 1826.
I was wondering if anyone has access to any directories of Blackburn and
could look up these two people in the 1840's or 1850's. I hvae only been
able to look in a trade directory (Kelly's I think) for the whole of
Lancashire and they weren't there.
I would really appreciate any help as I desperately need an address to
progress any further,
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Trefor Evans replied to Bill Schrader:
> The following marriage took place at Winwick Church on 24 May 1832
> William MORRISON and Elizabeth Sim LOWE
> ( It is a little confusing as it may be Elizabeth SIM. You will need to
> consult original to confirm)
I've just checked out this one too (before I saw your reply, Trefor).
This is the only MORRISON wedding in Winwick between 1812 and 1837, so I would say it looks fairly promising. The "Sim" appears to be Elizabeth's second name rather than her surname, and likely to be Elizabeth's mother's maiden name.
Witness to the wedding was Walter Hugh BURGESS.
While I'm here, a couple of other things. Janet Dill asked:
> I have just gotten the 1851 Manchester census in at the FHS library and
> am a bit confused. It lists ecclesiastical districst and have names
> such as St. Jude. Is this Church of England or Catholic. Also is there
> a civil list that I could find. Having a heck of a time locating my
> family. John Welch born approx 1828 in I believe Manchester, . wife
> Sarah Butler born approx. 1820 in London and children William born 1852
> and Fannie born 1855 in Manchester.
What are the tape references you have, Janet? The 1851 census has been surname indexed, but there are many areas within Manchester on several tapes.
For example, Ancoats ref: HO 107/2225 has Welchs on pages 208, 239, 330, 368, 392, 444, 571 and 589.
Tape HO 107/2226 (also Ancoats) has Welchs on pages 25, 61, 258, 264,279,284, 292, 367, 441, 563 and 579.
Tape HO 107/2229 (Market Street area) has Welchs on pages 32, 200, 202, 648, 655, 699, and 776.
If you have tapes other than the above you wish to search, let me know and I'll tell you on which pages the Welchs appear.
Also, Alex S asked:
> By the way, people from Cornwall are Cornish, what are people from this
> County called?
We're Lancastrians, Alex!
Cheers, Chris (Manchester, UK)
Current interests in South Lancs/ North Cheshire:
Also in Staffs: HUBBLE, FISHER, SKIDMORE, PARKER, poss COX
On 23 Jun 98 at 1:50, B. Kay wrote:
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 1998 01:50:47 +0100
From: "B. Kay" <lookfor(a)btinternet.com>
To: "aeaab(a)snow.csv.warwick.ac.uk MR D HOOLEY" <aeaab(a)snow.csv.warwick.ac.uk>
Cc: "LANCSGEN-L(a)rootsweb.com" <LANCSGEN-L(a)rootsweb.com>
Subject: Re. Hooley BRUSHMAKER
To: aeaab(a)snow.csv.warwick.ac.uk - David Hooley
, "Are you a Professor?"
Heavens no: I'm much too occupied with genealogy to have had
ambitions in that direction. A mere Lecturer, and comparatively
Do you know where the 'SWAN HOTEL in Birmingham is?
Sorry, no, but I'll enquire tomorrow when I hope to go to buy some
new pants! (and get the 1881 Essex Census listings of FENNELL)
Hello to all,
I'm new to the list and I'm hoping that someone can help me, or at
least point me in the right direction to find information on the following
I'm seeking information on WILLIAM COTTIER CUBBIN, christened in 1867 at
St. Peter's in Liverpool, or any of his descendants, or any of the descendants
of his siblings, if he had any. He was the son of THOMAS CUBBIN and CATHERINE
CAROLINE COTTIER who were married in the parish church of Wallasey in
1866.They were living in Edge Hill ( would that be the West Derby area of
Liverpool?) when WILLIAM COTTIER CUBBIN was born . According to the marriage
certificate THOMAS CUBBIN, of Liscard, a widower, was the son of a JOHN
CUBBIN, a farmer, and CATHERINE CAROLINE COTTIER, of New Brighton, a spinster,
was the daughter of a WILLIAM COTTIER, a farmer.
What started our search in England was a photo we have of WILLIAM COTTIER
CUBBIN that was sent from Liverpool, England to my g-g-grandfather's two
daughters in New Orleans, Louisiana sometime around the beginning of the
century. We never knew what the connection the photo had to the family until
we found out the names of his mother, CATHERINE CAROLINE COTTIER CUBBIN and
his grandfather, WILLIAM COTTIER.
CATHERINE CAROLINE COTTIER's father, WILLIAM COTTIER (who also had a son,
named WILLIAM) we believe, is the brother of my g-g-grandfather, CLAUDIUS
THOMAS COTTIER, born on the Isle of Man and who immigrated to the U.S. in the
mid-1800's. The family is originally from the Isle of Man. My g-g-grandfather,
the son of JOHN COTTIER/JANE MOORE, had four siblings,
JOHN CHRISTIAN MOORE(b.1813),
CAROLINA CATHARINE(b.1820),who died in infancy at the age of 6 mos.
The only other information we have is what we received from a couple of
listings in a few trade directories.(below)
SLATERS DIRECTORY OF LIVERPOOL-1892
WILLIAM COTTIER CUBBIN, occupation-Greengrocer, Address-212 Kensington (
would Kensington be in the West Derby area of Liverpool?)
KELLYS DIRECTORY OF LIVERPOOL-1895
WILLIAM COTTIER CUBBIN,occupation-Fruiterer, Address 212 Kensington. (
Would there be 1891 census information available to check the addresses
I would be grateful for any help or information anyone could supply on the
Lionel Cottier Jr.Mandeville, La USA