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The Abraham Bentley I am searching for was born in Bacup, christened 8 June 1779 in Goodshaw, the son of William Bentley (1747-1817) & Deborah nee Whittaker (1746-1830). His parents died in Bacup and had married in Newchurch in 1770.
He married 5 April 1803 Newchurch-in-Rossendale to Alice Hoyle, born in Newchurch in 1781, the daughter of Joshua Hoyle & Margaret nee Crawshaw.
They had 3 children: Betty (1804-1808), Robert (1805-1806) and Elizabeth (1809), the last two born and chistened in Newchurch (Kirk), the first in Bacup.
It seems that Abraham Bentley died quite young between 1808 and 1812 but I have no idea where he died.
His wife Alice probably then remarried in Wigan in 1812.
The burial of Abraham is not in the Lancs OPC, is anyone on the list perhaps able to find his burial by other means?
Andre Bos in Amsterdam (Holland)
I sent this email back in September and it still has not appeared on the
list, so I am sending it again
The surnames I am researching are:
France from Leigh and West Leigh area
Carney from Leigh and West Leigh area
Grady from Leigh and West Leigh area
Tickle from Leigh and West Leigh area
Nicholson from Yealand Conyer, Warton and Lancaster areas
Jan in Australia
I hope you received the two attachments I sent offlist re: Henry Kevey.
It seems he had a colourful career, promoted to Colour Sergeant,
demoted following courts marshall and rising again to Corporal.
Serving initially in Australia.
Eventually discharged through Disablility. The records take you to
1862. He did receive four Good Conduct medals.
Best Wishes, Penny
On Sun, Oct 27, 2019 at 12:52 AM Penny Trueman <maudtrueman(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> I am sending you an attachment found at FindMyPast for Henry Kevey.
> Off list, of course.
> Regards, Penny
> On Sun, Oct 27, 2019 at 12:25 AM <aotueka(a)xtra.co.nz> wrote:
>> I am trying to find information regards a gentleman named HENRY KEVEY who was born in Warrington in 1823, and went on to serve in the army.
>> He was enlisted into the 80th Regiment of Foot, but to date I have been unable to find much about him.
>> I would dearly love to know where and when he served - particularly in the years from his enlistment in 1843 through to 1854.
>> I would be most grateful if anyone is able to shed some light on Henry, his ancestry, or his army days.
>> Beth in Auckland, NZ
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I am trying to find information regards a gentleman named HENRY KEVEY who was born in Warrington in 1823, and went on to serve in the army.
He was enlisted into the 80th Regiment of Foot, but to date I have been unable to find much about him.
I would dearly love to know where and when he served - particularly in the years from his enlistment in 1843 through to 1854.
I would be most grateful if anyone is able to shed some light on Henry, his ancestry, or his army days.
Beth in Auckland, NZ
Roy Stockdill, professional genealogist, lecturer, and former journalist, has suddenly and unexpectedly passed away.
Roy was a very knowledgeable man and was active on several RootsWeb lists, especially on Yorksgen.
My condolences to his family.
Would love a bit of help with this one please.
William Moffatt (or Moffitt)
Birth 27 OCT 1811 . Clones, Monaghan, Ireland
Death SEP 1864 . Rochdale, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
Would there be any records in Lancashire, that might show who his parents
were please? Trying to dig out the errors in this tree.
He married Catherine Ann O'Hara in 1830 in Ireland. She was born in 1811 in
Adargeele Mayo, Ireland. She died on 24 Jan 1880 in Rochdale, Lancashire,
(Ancestry trees have been observed)
Goodness, you are right. I’m not sure why I did! I will change that. Thank you.
I have added your info to the tree but still have to amend the text. I am happy to add some information on Martha’s family. It may not fit the tree!! but I can add it to the text and credit you with the information.
Let me know if you find anymore errors! I am sure I will have to go back over some of the families I did a few years ago as there will be plenty of new snippets to add!
all the best
> On 19 Oct 2019, at 08:54, Pamela Simmons <pamelas(a)blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
> Hello Julia
> I am going through the Sandersons genealogy bit by bit. Thank you for doing it. I am wondering though why you have Little Hulton as Cheshire? There is a Little Hulton just a couple of miles from Astley just before Farnworth could that be the one?
> Are you interested in Martha’s descendants? The Leatherbarrows. They are a very “interesting “ lot. At least two transported to Australia. !! Let me know .
> Sent from my iPad
> On Oct 18, 2019, at 16:10, Juliet Evans <juliet22(a)btopenworld.com <mailto:email@example.com>> wrote:
>>> re https://julietsgenealogy.org/husbands-family/sanderson/ <https://julietsgenealogy.org/husbands-family/sanderson/>
I will add that in - glad to have found another link to the tree!
> On 18 Oct 2019, at 14:13, Pamela Simmons <pamelas(a)blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
> Giles -1725 ish - is my husband’s 5x g grandfather via his daughter Martha - 1757 - who married Robert Leatherbarrow 19th May 1777 at Leigh Parish Church. I also have Giles (widower) marrying a Martha Smith on 2 Jan 1774 (the year after Rachel died ) at Deane Parish Church
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> Subject: [LAN] SANDERSON from Leigh, Astley
> I have finally finished my Sanderson page for my husband’s family that extends back to Astley and Leigh from Birkenhead.
> https://julietsgenealogy.org/husbands-family/sanderson/ <https://julietsgenealogy.org/husbands-family/sanderson/>
> It may be of interest to some!
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I watched a program the other day called Underground Worlds on UKTVplay
It covered underground caves etc, part of it was on Williamson Tunnels
I was oblivious to these prior to the program
Well worth watching if you can (its on catch up TV in the UK)
Amazing constructions and built 1840 or before
I would love to visit if I ever get the chance
My g.g.grandfather George ANDERSON was in Liverpool around 1830, I
wonder if he knew of them at the time
Nivard Ovington in Cornwall (UK)
A grand day out learning about a historically significant canal:
From the Bridgewater Canal Project Team at <http://www.est1761.org/events/welcome-worsley-delph> -
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 11:00 to 13:00
Worsley Delph, School Brow, Worsley, M28 2GD
"How far do the underground mines go back? What’s a starvationer boat? Why is the canal orange?
"If you’ve got any questions about Worsley Delph or the Bridgewater Canal in Salford, why not pop along to one of our special Welcome to Worsley Delph sessions to find out more and satisfy your curiosity! Local heritage experts and accredited Bridgewater Canal Green Badge Guides, Elizabeth and Mark Charnley, will be ‘in residence’ at Worsley Delph on several days throughout October to answer your queries and share some of the many stories about the canal.
"No need to book, call in at Worsley Delph at any time between 11am and 1pm with your questions. Please note this is an informal ‘welcome’ to the site rather than a guided tour."
CHORLEY BRANCH MEETING - Thursday 17 October 2019, 7.30 pm
Cunliffe Hall (Chorley Masonic), Cunliffe Street, Chorley, PR7 2BE
Ian Bagshaw – a member of Chorley Heritage, will be speaking on "The History of the Royal Mail, and the Secret Language of Postcards”
(Note: This is a change to our previously advertised speaker.)
The doors will open at 7pm, but will have to be locked at 7:40pm, so please make sure you arrive in time.
As usual we will hold a raffle, and refreshments will be available after the talk.
Our raffle co-ordinator is always very appreciative of items offered as prizes, so, if you have anything suitable, please see Christine.
A warm welcome awaits members and non-members, admission is free, but donations are always appreciated.
If you are interested in family history, come and meet branch members, and find out what membership of the LFHHS offers. For details of the opening times of the Family History Research Centre at Astley Hall Farmhouse please see www.cfhrc.com or www.lfhhschorleybranch.com
This from the Blackpool Historical Society"
"Sunbeam Wolsey" Factory
"We are making an audio documentary about Sunbeam Wolsey Factory in Blackpool, in its glory days. We are currently looking to speak with and/or interview with people that used to work in the Sunbeam throughout the decades. We would love to hear from your siblings, grannies, aunties, great aunties, great uncles, cousins, parents or friends of yours that have anecdotes/stories/ about Sunbeam. This project is in conjunction with UCC 98.3 Campus Radio. Help us to capture these important cultural stories of Blackpool. Please contact Kathy O'Hare on 086 6602980 Jennifer Moynihan jennifermoynihan784(a)gmail.com."
Hope this is of interest to some.
I order an .probate on the 26/7/2019 and received an email today saying it had been sent,but can find no where on the email to click onto to read it.Do they send another email with the information .Thank you.Elsie Mcleod.
I sent this email out last week but have not seen it appear, s thought I
had better send t again. I hope it works this time.
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researching Preston, Skirrow, Procter in Lancashire
This interesting and informative snippet was posted by London Westminster & Middlesex FHS:
"On this day in 1870 the postcard was officially introduced, along with a halfpenny stamp. An interesting fact which can help date family photographs which have postcard backs is that picture postcards were not allowed until 1894 and in 1899 court size (the size we have today) was introduced, ie 5.5 inches x 3.5 inches."
Hope someone finds this helpful in trying to date old picture postcards.