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I have an 1803 marriage found ancestry records .
" Lancs C of E marriages and Banns 1754-1936 "
The marriage was Baptist Old Chapel , Goodshaw .
I cannot find any further records for Goodshaw .
Any ideas please !!!
My James PIERCE mar Betty GUYE
The surname has been transcribed as James PEERS and all the children have
the surname PIERCE , Betty has dropped the 'E' in her surname . The
actual marriage record has the surname as James PEARS and James has signed
I always thought Haslingden as the place they married .
Any suggestion as to where to look . I am considering a full DNA test .
There is one being undertaken by the one name PIERCE rootsweb .
For those of you with Anglo-Scottish heritage, the newsletters of the
Anglo-Scottish FHS, a branch of the Manchester & Lancashire Family
History Society, are online and can be downloaded from the branch's web
page at http://www.anglo-scots.mlfhs.org.uk/scotia/scotia.php
For information about the branch, see http://www.anglo-scots.mlfhs.org.uk/
This post is for your information only and not to be interpreted as an
invitation to discuss Scottish research. :-)
From the Ordnance Survey web site (https://tinyurl.com/y7s8rnmg):
"Tens of thousands of unseen post-war images of Manchester unveiled
online for first time.
New historical photo mapping web app Timepix.uk was launched in
Manchester this week, giving the public the chance to explore how their
streets looked in yesteryear.
"Pictures taken in the late 1940s to early 1950s were the Google Street
View of their day and are a fascinating insight into how Greater
Manchester looked back then. They show surveyors from Ordnance Survey
(OS) marking out Revision Points to map the city, but also capture faces
of many unknown young children – who would be in their sixties or
"Timepix.uk founder Elaine Owen hopes the event will jog some memories
and put names to mystery faces photographed in the collection. She said:
'We have a treasure-trove of images which illustrate everyday Manchester
life while surveyors were going about their daily business.
'These photos show many faces of children from the city who would still
be alive today.
"'We’d love people to visit timepix.uk and search the places and streets
they know to see if they recognise anyone, or even themselves. That
would be fantastic.'
"Elaine added: 'There is such a rich heritage captured in the
collection. As well as surveyors measuring revision points with the
distinctive white hand-held arrows of that time, among other details you
can clearly see shop fronts and goods on sale from that era, billboards
promoting movie stars, local landmarks and advertising slogans of the time.
"'We have published thousands of photos from across great swathes of the
city, not just the centre, but residential areas in surrounding towns
such as Stockport, Stalybridge, Oldham and Rochdale. If you have any
connection to Greater Manchester at all it is well worth a look.'
"Timepix.uk, a web app for geo-locating historical photos, is Elaine’s
"Education manager at OS and part-time historian, Elaine knew there were
hundreds of thousands of historic photos that have never been
digitalised or catalogued, tucked away in public sector vaults or in
library files. The aim of Timepix.uk is to get them online, so people
can browse photos by searching for them using either a modern digital OS
map, or a historical OS map from circa 1900. Low resolution watermarked
copies can be downloaded and shared for free, while there is a charge
for higher resolution versions to help fund the site and its future
"The project is part funded by Geovation, OS and HM Land Registry’s
"Elaine said: “We have a further 25,000 images of other parts of Greater
Manchester to go online shortly. Our plan is to add further images from
other towns and cities around the UK, so we can make available
historical images for the entire country.”
"The detailed survey of Manchester started in the early 1940s, but
really took off post-war. The surveyors would capture the measurements
and take the photos, with a field labourer holding a pointer, the white
arrow, and a hymn board in shot displaying any relevant information.
Street corners were preferred locations for RPs as they gave a line of
sight in more than one direction, so there is a high number of corner
shops in the collection.
"OS continues to map Manchester in detail decades later. OS is working
with CityVerve, the UK’s demonstrator project in Manchester for large
scale deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) technology. This involves
capturing data on street furniture such as lampposts and bus stops to
provide a deeper geospatial framework for the project. OS has also
trialled indoor mapping in Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium changing
rooms. It takes just minutes for a 3D laser scanner to ‘map’ the area
and create a 3D image.
"Timepix is a work in progress. View the Manchester pictures here:
I have found another twist in my family tree, which has sent me off in another direction for the search for my grandmother. Does anyone know what information I could expect to find on a birth certificate in 1939. If the mother was separated from her husband, would the baby`s father be named? She had been living with this person for several years, so it wasn`t a case of a birth with father unknown.
Many thanks, Linda,Cambridge UK
Hi Looking for any information on William Radley married to Margaret BYROM of Salford. Mainly need to know were there any Guilds for Mercers/Drapers in that era. One daughter m arried HUMPHREY RADCLIFFE 4th son Sir ALEXANDER RADCLIFFE of Ordsall. Researching RADLEYS, prior to their settlement in Cork, Ireland, Lorra www.radleysofcork.bigpondhosting.com Thanks
Sunday 13 May 2018 - Manchester
Jewish Genealogical Society of Great Britain
16th Annual Northern Jewish Genealogy Conference
Sir David Wilmot Conference Suite
Greater Manchester Police Training College
Sedgley Park Prestwich Manchester M25 0JT
All Day – 9.15-4.45
Tickets are on sale now
More information: https://tinyurl.com/yahldhab
This week, the Pendle & Burnley Branch of the Lancashire Family History
& Heraldry group are very pleased to present a talk by Martin Baggoley,
entitled “Thieves, Forgers & Luddites – Executions at Lancaster Castle
during the Bloody Code Era”. It will take place on Wednesday 18 April in
the meeting room in Colne library, starting at 7.30pm - doors open at
7pm. All welcome. The meeting room is upstairs but there is a lift
available if required. The address is Market Street, Colne, Lancashire,
Martin has worked as a probation officer in Manchester for more than
thirty years and gained a masters degree in criminology. He has had an
interest in the history of crime and punishment and has written
extensively on the subject for many magazines in the UK and USA. He is
the author of several true crime books - and also "Blackburn in Old
Photographs"! - and is especially interested in the nineteenth century.
Please note: Colne Library closes to the public at 6pm. The meeting room
is accessed via the rear entrance which faces the car park off Dockray
Street. This car park is free to use in the evenings!
See the website http://www.lfhhs-pendleandburnley.org.uk for further
Wednesday, May 2 at 7:30 PM - 9 PM
Bolton Old Links Golf Club Ltd
Chorley Old Rd, BL1 5SU Bolton
The speaker will be Gillian Lonergan, Librarian of the Co-Operative
Heritage Trust & National Co-Operative Archive, giving a talk entitled
"Researching the Co-op" which will include some of the background story
of how the Co-op movement started and progressed through the north west
of England and then nationally, despite many adversities.
Bolton Family History Society is your local branch of the much bigger
Manchester and Lancashire FHS. This means that as members we enjoy all
their facilities at Manchester Central Library and other branches
The monthly meetings of the Bolton branch are held at 7.30pm in the
Montserrat Room (upstairs, no lift), Old Links Golf Club, Chorley Old
Road, Bolton, BL1 5SU. The meetings are free to ALL members of the MLFHS
but there is a charge of £3 for non-members which is refunded if you
join the Society on the night.
A Genealogy Help Desk is available before and after every meeting.
A range of “My History” stationary and Alan Godfrey maps are sold at
Unwanted genealogy magazines can be exchanged/collected at the meetings.
Refreshments are available from the bar and tea and coffee are served
There is parking for 70 cars.
Web site: www.bolton.mlfhs.org.uk
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BoltonFHS/
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, April 13, 2018
Doris Mayoh(March 30, 1921 - April 5, 2018)
Doris Mayoh passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the Assiniboine Centre, Brandon, MB after a brief illness and 97 years well-lived.
Doris was born on March 30, 1921 in Bolton, Lancashire, England to Thomas and Mary Alice Greenhalgh. She was educated in Bolton and Manchester. During the war years, she worked for the Arts Council of Great Britain. She married the love of her life, Leonard Mayoh, (predeceased 1978) in 1943. She served as Leonard’s accompanist until his death. Doris and Leonard emigrated to Canada in 1951, and lived in Halifax for 11 years. While there, she performed hundreds of broadcasts for CBC Radio on the National and Maritime networks. They moved to Wolfville in 1962 and to Brandon in 1967.
Doris taught for the Eckhardt-Grametté Conservatory and Brandon University for many years, passing on her passion for music to students – young and old. She was a loyal and faithful member of St. Matthews Cathedral and the Canadian Registered Music Teachers Association.
She leaves behind those most precious to her: daughter Anne and husband John MacNeill, Toronto, granddaughter Kate and husband Stefano Cortellucci, Oshawa, grandson Nicholas Gowen and fiancée Jessa Dalit, Whitby and most special, her adored great-grandchildren Sophia and Anthony Cortellucci. She is also survived by cousins Gillian Hallett and Paul Kempster, in Nova Scotia, cousin Joyce Hibbert and nephew Christopher Mayoh in England.
A compassionate and principled person, Doris loved her country of birth and her adopted home country. As different as Manitoba is from England and Nova Scotia, she came to love this province and often commented on her love for the “big sky”. Her faith sustained her, as did her love of music and her desire to share it with hundreds of young people, but most of all she treasured her family.
The family wishes to acknowledge an extraordinary group of loyal and loving friends who gave so much to make Doris’ last months better, particularly Wanda Nicol, Karen Holland, Leanna Mitchell and Jennifer Nichols. There are no words to express our gratitude. So many others gave of themselves to make life easier for Doris and her family over the last few years. We thank you all.
Cremation has taken place. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Matthews Cathedral, 403 – 13th Street, Brandon, MB on Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. with a reception to follow. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Doris may be made to the St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 403 – 13thStreet, Brandon, MB, R7A 4P9, the Primates World Relief Fund, 80 Hayden St., Toronto, ON, M4Y 3G2, or the Doris Mayoh Voice Scholarship, Eckhardt-Gramatté Conservatory of Music,270 – 18th Street, Brandon, MB, R7A 6A9.
> His name is not on any war memorial in the town and I'm trying to
establish if it should be, so can anyone advise me please if the cause of
his death could in anyway be related to his being gassed in the army.<
As part of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission Living memory project I
researched the three war graves in our village churchyard. All three died
after the war one in 1919 and the other two in 1920. Two died of TB and
another of heart disease. All three have been honoured. Two of them do have
army pensioner on the death certificate.
At the moment I am trying to get another local soldier recognised and have
sent all relevant papers to the commission as he too was an army pensioner.
Â Please can anyone recommend a reseacher that can find these men Jehu
and Samuel mathews in the Unitarian Church in Liverpool. They were both
Cheers Marilyn from Western Australia
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I'm researching a man in my home town who served in WW1 and was discharged in November 1917. He died in August 1920 and the death report in one of two local papers said "he went out to Mesopotamia where he suffered much from Malaria and other fevers" whereas the other just said he was "gassed."
His death certificate stated he died of (1) Phthisis Pulmonalis and (2) Hemoptysis.
His name is not on any war memorial in the town and I'm trying to establish if it should be, so can anyone advise me please if the cause of his death could in anyway be related to his being gassed in the army.
I saw this on Twitter - many have been identified but still a few either not found or not certain about the location
Eileen 'Dusty' Deste was an avid photographer of industrial dereliction in the 1960s and 1970s. Amongst the material that we hold is a batch of negatives entitled 'Nelson and Colne' - towns that are nestled beneath Pendle Hill in East Lancashire.
However the images in this batch include subjects from further afield, including Burnley, Leeds and other locations in West Yorkshire. Much of this we have been able to track down, but we suspect many of the buildings have been demolished or altered so there are plenty more to be found.
If you can pinpoint any of these places or offer further clues, please email us
Ancestry DNA, FTDNA (B68554), GEDMatch (A374507)
My family history research started with the purchase of my first computer around 1988. All I had in the way of history was my dads mother and my moms mothers name. and she was a lost parents, Mum was adopted. That's all I knew. Over time I located on both sides of the family Greats etc. grandparents back into the 1700's and some into the mid 1600's. All in England and a lot from Ireland.
Christmas my family bought me an Ancestry DNA kit. I got the results back a few weeks ago. What a surprise to find I am only 27% English and 17% Irish, Scotch and Welsh. A little bit Viking and some other European confusion. The big surprise was I am actually one percent American Indian. Boy that guy or woman must have been good in a canoe. But an even bigger surprise is to find I am 41 % percent South Asian. Not in my wildest dreams did I see that one. I thought I might have some Jewish blood and yet through out Cyprus and Egypt I was suppose to be 'one of them' as per the local people. Even Turkish, Spanish and Greek.
The annoying part is these tests don't say where on that continent the blood line is from or which side of the family. So where do you start searching? It was frustrating to see Ancestry provide you with a list of Family Trees provided by others who could be related by DNA. The list had two Indian named people with the last name shown as Khanna living in Buckinghamshire. The last time they checked to see if they had any messages was over a year ago. Dang!!! that's annoying. You cannot email them you have to post mail through the Ancestry site.
So that's my little story for this year.
Some first names and dates might make it easier for others to make a connection,
Mike Morris <morrisind(a)rogers.com> wrote:
>The following are a partial list of names I am researching amongst my many great grandparents in Lancashire. (Part one)
>ATKIN, MORRIS, FITZMORRIS, SPENCER, JUDGE, GAFFNEY, PARSONAGE, MATTLEY, WESTERMAN, FARRAH, JONES and WELLS.
>Mike Morris Toronto Canada Ex Manchester, England
The following is a partial list of names I am researching amongst my many great grandparents in Lancashire (Part two)
BIGLAND, GIBSON, THORNBER, BREAKELL, BOWLER, MUCKELT, MOSELEY, GRUNDY and SMITH.
Mike Morris Toronto, Canada Ex Manchester, England.
The following are a partial list of names I am researching amongst my many great grandparents in Lancashire. (Part one)
ATKIN, MORRIS, FITZMORRIS, SPENCER, JUDGE, GAFFNEY, PARSONAGE, MATTLEY, WESTERMAN, FARRAH, JONES and WELLS.
Mike Morris Toronto Canada Ex Manchester, England
Hello, Hoping others on this list can give me clues/info on Joshua
Lancaster b.ca 1750 Lancashire, England coming to the U.S. after the Rev
War ca 1786 from Liverpool. It is believed that he came with wife and 3
sons. One son, Stephen was born in 1779 and thus was about 7 when they
came. His wife may have been: (Old Gravestone of Putname County, NY)
Mrs. Anna Lancaster 1756 - 1799. Joshua died after 1810 at
Phillipstown, NY. His sons were named Stephen, Joshua, William and
Cornelius. I welcome any/all suggestions for searching for his
birthdate/place in England. Thank you.
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Hi – looking for some help with the Barrett family of Manchester. So far I have the following:
Fred Barrett who was born April 13 1914 and died September 1975. His birth record gives his mother’s maiden name as Jones.
He married Ada Connett in 3Q1936 in Salford. I have the names and details of the children and some information on Ada but am unable to find any baptism record for Fred which would give his parents.
Any help greatly appreciated.
Anne in Hamilton, Ontario.
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