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The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, January 29, 2019
Margaret Florence Blackman
Age 79 of Gilbert's Cove, passed away peacefully on January 24, 2019 at
home surrounded by family. Born in Ashton-Under-Lyne, U.K., she was a
daughter of the late Joseph and Ann (Wigley) Burrows. Mum came to Canada
as a midwife, planning to stay for two years. Instead, she met Dad in
the Yukon and they built a life together in Canada. She was a long-time
volunteer, involved in many organizations and charities including Digby
County Hospice Society, Canadian Cancer Society, Christmas Daddies and
Tideview Terrace. When she wasn't out walking or snowshoeing, Mum was
knitting, quilting, rug-hooking and taking pictures of wildlife. Mum was
a devout Catholic and devoted to her faith. Through the years, she was
involved in many church activities. Mum was adventurous and would try
anything once. This spirit of adventure continued to the end. Margaret
is survived by daughters, Clare (Jay Koh) Busan, South Korea; Karen
(Craig Doucette), Weymouth; sons, David, New Edinburgh; Kevin (Tiffany
Hirtle-Blackman), Moncton; Martin (Heather Armstrong), Moncton; sister,
Bernadette; brothers, Christopher, Joseph; grandchildren, Kristen, Erin,
Gillian, Peter, Meghan, Vincent, Kylie, Lucas; many nieces and nephews.
Besides Margaret's parents, she was predeceased by her groom, Joe; son,
Paul and brother, Peter. We appreciate the professionalism and
compassionate care shown to Mum at both Digby and Yarmouth Hospitals,
Clare Health Center, Weymouth Pharmasave, the VON and EHS. Visitation
will be 7-9 p.m. Friday, February 1st from Jayne's Funeral Home,
Weymouth (902) 245-2525. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday,
February 2nd from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, Weymouth. Father
Vincent Onyekelu officiating. Reception to follow in St. Bernard Fire
Hall with private family interment. Donations in memory can be made to
the Gilbert's Cove & District Historical Society or Victorian Order of
Nurses. Online condolences to: www.jaynesfuneralhome.com In Mum's words:
"Good Night. God bless."
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, January 29, 2019
Heather Dianne England
Age 73, of North Kingston, passed away on January 24, 2019 in Soldiers'
Memorial Hospital, Middleton. Born in Manchester, England, she was a
daughter of the late William Twitchell and Doreen (Worsley)
Twitchell-Coon. Heather is survived by her loving husband, John;
daughter, Joanne (Rick) Cote; son, David; grandchildren, Danielle,
Kathleen and Matthew; sisters, Loraine (Lorne) Andrews, Billie (Jerry)
Katterhagen and Tracy (Andy) Twitchell-Fung. Heather loved her family,
friends and her community. She volunteered for many organizations over
the past 50 years, and will be greatly missed. Cremation has taken
place. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, January
31st in Middleton Funeral Home, 398 Main St., 902-825-3448, followed by
a reception. Donations in memory can be made to North Kingston Cemetery,
Box 215, Kingston, NS B0P 1R0. A full obituary may be viewed and an
online guestbook signed by visiting: www.middletonfuneralhome.com
The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, January 28, 2019
William Percival "Bill" Adie
It is with sadness that we announce the passing of William "Bill" Adie
of West Arichat, that occurred January 23, 2019 in St. Martha's Regional
Hospital in Antigonish at the age of 94 years. Born in Manchester,
England on May 23, 1924, he was the son of the late Francis Edgar and
Kathleen Adie (Downey). Bill was a veteran of the Second World War
serving in the Royal Navy in the Pacific Fleet. He served as a Police
Officer with the Stockport Borough Cheshire Constabulary and the greater
Manchester Police force retiring with the rank of Inspector after 25
years. He emigrated to Canada in 1974 residing in the Sydney area where
he worked for the John Howard Society and as a finish carpenter for the
Cabot Craft Boats, he later settled in West Arichat for the remainder of
his life. Bill is survived by his brother, Norman Earle of Ontario. He
was predeceased by his wife of 30 years, Una Mary (Lewis); three
brothers and two sisters. The family wishes to thank the neighbors and
friends that have supported Bill over the years while living in West
Arichat. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the War
Amps Canada or the Canadian Cancer Society. Visitation will be held in
C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home, 633 Veteran's Memorial Dr., Arichat on
Wednesday evening, January 30th from 7-9 p.m. A reception will be held
following prayers at the funeral home. Burial will be held at a later
date in Resurrection Cemetery in Sydney Forks beside his wife Una.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to C.H. Boudreau Funeral Home in
Arichat. To send words of comfort to the family or to light a candle in
memory of Bill, please visit: www.chboudreau.com
Coming back to the Howarth family-
James and Martha Barber Howarth were married in 1860 at Ashton Under Lyne.
Fanny was born in 1863, listed as Ashton Under Lyne
So... I am assuming that Mary Hannah "Mollie" was also in 1866. I know
her birth wasn't registered, but I really think that she was probably
Christened/baptize, espeially as they were to sail to the US in just a
couple of days.
The Lancashire OPC says that there are no church records for 1863-1866
so is there any way to find those records?
Another question. It's about 50 miles from Ashton Under Lyne to
Liverpool ??? Would this mother and her two wee children have traveled
by coach, train or would some of her family have driven them to the
boat. Her husband James was already in the US.
There might be members of the Ormskirk and District Family Society subscribed to this list -- there's no way for me to tell -- but a better way to get in touch with them would be to use the Society's contact page at <http://www.odfhs.website/index.php/contact>. The Society's Names of Interest page at <http://www.odfhs.website/index.php/names-of-interest> has WINROW listed there so you might get lucky.
By the way, anyone interested in joining the Society can take advantage of a special deal -- 15 months of membership for a one-year membership payment. See <http://www.odfhs.website/>. Membership is £11.00 or £16.00 for those overseas.
Judy Rostedt <judyrostedt(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>Directed to: Members of the Ormskirk and District Family Society.
>Dear family history researchers,
>I live in Australia and am researching the history of my 4th G
>Grandmother Elizabeth Winrow, born about 1803 and originally from
>Ormskirk, Lancashire, England. Elizabeth was transported as a convict
>to Van Dieman's Land (now Tasmania, Australia) on the vessel "Mary' in
>1822. She married a convict named William Richardson in Hobart Town
>in1825. They later became a pioneering farming family in Tasmania and
>raised 7 children. <snip>
I have received the information below from John Marsden.
Hope it helps
Jim Lancaster (Bury, Lancs.)
New data has been added at www.lancashirebmd.org.uk as follows:
Added 4,122 Marriages for Bury RD comprising:
Whitefield, St.Andrews, Ribble Drive/Mersey Drive (1970-1988)
Ramsbottom, Methodist Church, Bolton Road West (1971-2009)
Affetside, Congregational Church (1972-1974)
Ainsworth, Presbyterian Chapel (1973-2011)
Stand, All Saints (1952-1978)
Tottington, St.Ann (1960-1981)
Unsworth, St.George (1950-1995)
Walmersley, Christ Church (1930-1977)
Walshaw, Christ Church (1950-1979)
Woolfold, St.James (1957-2003)
Prestwich, St Andrew, Carr Clough (1987-1987)
Meade Hill, The United Synagogue and Beth Hamedrash Hagodol (1908-1938)
Bury Register Office or Registrar Attended (1968-1969)
Thanks are due to Tony Foster and his team.
I am posting this hear as it’s a general question. I originally posted to the Yorksgen list but it hasn’t appeared.
This is a general question about how FindMyPast catalogue their records.
I’ve been searching for someone born c1774 (Hartley Hartley). The family I’m researching is in the Skipton/Thornton in Craven area of Yorkshire. Working back HH appears in Thornton in Craven in 1841, born Yorkshire. Son Hartley b1805 to HH and Nancy Bracewell. Henry is baptised 1812 son of HH and Nancy Bracewell, Thornton in Craven. No obvious birth/bapt record for Hartley Hartley in Yorkshire. So, I did a search all records on FMP and found a Hartley Hartley bapt Colne, Lancs 10 Jul 1774 and also a marriage to a Nancy Bracewell in Colne, 1794. The marriage had no image so I searched A-Z of records for Lancashire, but the marriage doesn’t come up.
Does anyone know why there is this difference between ‘Search All Records’ and the A-Z search on FMP? Doing an A-Z search for surname Hartley Yorkshire Baptisms returns only one Hartley. I used to use this facility to check for all children born to a set of parents, with some success in the past.
I found the marriage on FamilySearch (not indexed) and then an image in Ancestry. I can also find a Hartley Hartley baptised in Colne in 1774. So I know where (some?) of the records are now, but the difference in search results worries me. It makes me think I am or could be missing something. Particularly because in the 1841 Census, HH is recorded as born in Yorkshire and both surnames are common in both counties and in the same Parishes.
I’m wondering if some Parish Registers have not been indexed in FMP but if so I cannot see that directly. They certainly have PRs for Thornton in Craven.
Any comments on the method of grouping records on FMP gratefully received.
Anyone near Burscough? The Ormskirk and District Family History Society has posted this:
"The next Burscough Heritage Group meeting will be held on Monday (21 January) at the Blue Mallard, Burscough Wharf, at 7.30p.m.
"The evening will be themed around Baybutt's of Burscough -- a meeting of nostalgia and memories with David L. Rimmer. Anyone with pictures or memories is encouraged to bring them along. The meeting is open to all who wish to attend; a voluntary donation of £2 is requested."
I notice there was mention of Aaron Howarth, father of James in the notice of his wedding 1860.
There are several mentions of Joseph and Aaron Howarth, Blacksmiths in Lancashire newspapers during the mid 19th c. found on FindmyPast.co.uk - this might be worth investigating for more background.
One last query on this...
Mary Hannah Howarthwas born 22 July. She arrived in New York on 8 Aug 1866.
She is listed as an infant so her birth year must be 1866 as well.
Was she born There in England? How long was the crossing? Would her birth
have been registered, maybe in Lancashire and that's why I've never found
Again, thank you all for your help. You are such a great group!!
On Thu, Jan 17, 2019 at 3:48 PM Carol Dallas <ninebobs(a)yahoo.com> wrote:
> Here is the immigration information:
> Name Hannah Howarth
> Arrival Date 8 Aug 1866
> Birth Date 1866
> Age Infant
> Gender Female
> Ethnicity/ Nationality English
> Place of Origin England
> Port of Departure Liverpool, England
> Destination United States of America
> Port of Arrival New York, New York
I am probably preaching to the converted here but don’t ignore all the myriad alternative spellings of HOWORTH – even in the same document!
Fiona (still researching all those HAWORTHs of Oswaldtwistle)
ISTG (Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild) at <https://immigrantships.net/index.html> is a good place to start. Finding my ancestors on an 1889 passenger list on that site got me started in family research.
Another good site is TheShipsList http://www.theshipslist.com/
Cyndi's List has links to a myriad of passenger lists and ship records. See https://www.cyndislist.com/ships/
Hope that helps a little.
Teri Cleaveland <bunnypurple51(a)gmail.com> wrote:
>Good Morning All!
>Quick question, is there a site for ship lists, etc of people leaving England? <snip>
I'd echo the suggestion to focus more on the immigration than the emigration.
For the period in question, the available records are fairly extensive, and many online. You just have to know where & how to o\look for them. Sometimes, you have get creative in accounting for transcription (& other) errors.
I'm intrigued by the notion that Mary Hannah Howarth was born in England in July 1868 but her father died a month later in Iowa. That seems odd.
Good Morning All!
Quick question, is there a site for ship lists, etc of people leaving England?
I've not been able to find my Howarth family arriving in the states
yet so thought I'd try from the other end. My Great Grandmother Mary
Hannah Howarth always said she was born in England. She was born in
July of 1868, but her daddy James Howarth died in Iowa inn Aug of
I was hoping to find a ship's list to confirm how many of the 3 girls
were born in England.
In the Lancashire Post at https://tinyurl.com/yc2maegl
"One of Preston’s grandest old landmarks is up for sale. Local historian Keith Johnson charts the life and times of the Harris Orphanage and the valuable role it once played in city life"
Just thought we would let you know of our upcoming family gathering in April in Wiltshire. We have a number of families that moved to Lancashire and surrounds.
Do you have any Liddiard, Lidiard or Lydiard (or any other spelling) amongst your ancestors? We would like you to join us for our second family gathering to celebrate the family. There are lots of activities planned for the weekend, including displays of trees, photographs, talks on the Liddiard family and many other activities. At our last Gathering we had just under 200 people attend so it was a great success.
For all enquiries and to receive the full programme for the weekend and cost contact Liddiard Family History Society at info(a)liddiard-family-history-society.org or visit http://liddiard.one-name.net or Liddiard Gathering on Facebook. Or by mail Aldbourne Heritage Centre, 7 The Garlings Aldbourne Marlborough SN8 2DT.