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From THE BOLTON FAMILY HISTORY SOCIETY
A branch of the Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society:
Wednesday 5th February, 7.30pm
"By his tattoos you shall know him, tracking down an elusive great uncle"
a talk by
Dr Alan Crosby
Meetings are held at the
Montserrat Room, 1st Floor,
Old Links Golf Club, Chorley Old Road, Bolton, BL1 5SU
* * * * *
Workshop 9 - Family History Workshop
A series of four workshops to be held
Saturdays 7, 14, 21, 28 March 2020 10am - 12.30pm
at Bolton Central Library.
Cost £25, including refreshments and course notes, for further details and to book a place,
call 01204 525472
I have done a fair amount of digging into Kitchen/Kitchings, working
from a branch that moved to Great Harwood from Chaigley/ Chipping. The
earliest I have is a John Kitching who married a Jane Hubbersty around 1777.
Does this sound familiar ?
I have the later part of this as part of a website at extra.bccy.org.uk
but that starts with John Kitching (1815 - 1872).
If you want to continue further I suggest we take the conversation to
the new groups.io list.
On 27/01/2020 10:17, Marion Giles wrote:
> My surname interests are
> CARTER in Preston from about 1850, prior to that Chorley
> WARING in Preston from about 1850 prior to that Goosnargh
> KTCHEN in Preston from about 1850 prior to that Haighton, Myerscough and district
> This is my husband's Family the Styles are connected to mine
> STYLES in Manchester from about 1850
> Great that we still have a mailing list, thank you
> Marion Giles
My surname interests are
CARTER in Preston from about 1850, prior to that Chorley
WARING in Preston from about 1850 prior to that Goosnargh
KTCHEN in Preston from about 1850 prior to that Haighton, Myerscough and district
This is my husband's Family the Styles are connected to mine
STYLES in Manchester from about 1850
Great that we still have a mailing list, thank you
Fionayour last message to this group , includes the name PILKINGTON,. i have that name with initials W.J. as a remote cousin-by-marriage, and can provide some information - very limited, if we can establish the connection.Contact me off line, if you are interested.
My Lancashire surname interests are:
HAWORTH of Haslingden and Oswaldtwistle
BIRTWISTLE of Haslingden
BURY of Blackburn, Turton and Quarlton
THOMMASSON of Blackburn, Turton and Quarlton
KNOWLES and ORRELL of Turton
HACKING of Read
HALL of Middleton and Moston
PILKINGTON of Hulme and Moston
BERRY of Worsley ad Manchester
STEWART of Ashton-under-Lyne and Manchester
BOSS and VOLP of Manchester (from Germany)
McKECHNEY of MAnchester
SNAPE and VARLEY of Lancaster and Manchester
I have a website dedicated to the HAWORTH families of Oswaldtwistle and Church http://oswaldtwistle.bathgatehall.co.uk/
and am in the very slow process of building up a genealogy website on those two towns on Ancestry ‘Church and Oswaldtwistle’ at https://www.ancestry.co.uk/family-tree/tree/162267432/family
Please let me know all errors and misdirections!
Any suggestions on assessing contrary information from Census Records.
I have a Jane Hesketh m to William Hesketh. In the 1851 Census she says she is born in Kirkham (West Derby) abt 1814
In 1861 she says born Great Eccleston..
That is very specific and not Kirkham or even very close, but near to Preston.
I’m sure they are the same family.. ages match, William’s job matches (he’s a customs officer so narrows it quite nicely) children match, location matches.
In both Census DOB for Jane is abt 1814 and I have a baptism at Kirkham that matches that.
So what do I conclude.. great Eccleston is a mistake? Or should I look for a baptism there? Can’t find one though I’ve tried. And what then? Ignore Kirkham?
Thanks for any suggestions.
I have an original birth certificate (photo of) .. I think.. which only gives the name of the child, date of registration and the entry number in the book. It doesn’t look like a copy as it has been completed and signed by the Registrar for North Everton (sub District.)
There are no parents named. Is this actually an original or an early copy? And if so would I apply for the original to the GRO as usual? The entry numbers don’t look like anything I’ve seen before. Entry 151, Book 44 19 May 1896.
I know parents were involved .. this was given to me by the grandson. Father is named on the marriage certificate. Possibly mother or sibling was a witness.
I came across the BBC Domesday project some years ago but forgot about it. It came to an end 2018? So none of my links work, but I found it at the National Archives.. it’s well worth bookmarking. I’ve found interviews with people from the 1980s who were farming the land which my ancestors farmed..
Hope it’s useful.
My main names in Lancashire are listed in the subject line, but there are
quite a few more.
*MEAKNS* - Bolton, Liverpool, Rumworth, Coln; early 1800 - mid 1900's
*BIRCHALL* - Wigan. John Birchall married Emily Georgina Meakins
*BESWICK* - Bolton. Mary Ann Beswick married William James Meakins 1864
*HOLLAND* - Astley, Little Hulton. William Henry Holland married Agnes May
Meakins 1906 USA, Henry Holland married Matilda Jane Meakins abt 1865 -
parents of William Henry Holland
*FAIRHURST* - Over Hulton, Little Hulton. George Fairhurst married Amy
Janet Meakins 1910, his brother Frank Faiirhurst married Emily Birchall
1910, daughter of Emily Meakins and John Birchall
*JERVIS* - Tyldesley. Ann Jervis married John Meakins 1867
*HOGSTON *- Astley, Leigh. Henry Hogston married Harriet Meakins 1874
*CALDWELL* - Bolton, Atherton. Alfred Caldwell marred Mary Ann Meakins 1881
It would be great to make contact with others researching these families.
aus dot bailey at gmail dot com
Stephen Clough of Indiana, USA is searching for photos and information about William Clough 1816-66: Elslack, Settle, Cuerdon and Farrington Moss, then Preston
(Lancs). And, his wife Jane Knowles of Settle 1818-1851.
A bit slow off the mark but here are my Lancashire connections.
I am not doing a lot of research but have been with the site for many years and have received such tremendous support and help.
Thank you to all those who have shared their knowledge, family data, stories and suggestions!
From Ulverstone and nearby areas
PERNIE/ PIRNIE ( 1787 forward)
CHARNLEY ( Mary married John Pernie 1816)
HUNTER( married into Pernie family)
IRELAND ( married Pernie)
ANYON ( married Pernie)
WOOD (married Anna Maria Pernie)
LISHMAN (married John Pernie 1844)
GARSTANG (Henry married Mary Pernie 1842)
EDMONDS ( Eleanor married Richard Charnley, son Richard married Lillias Pernie))
LEARY ( married Alice Pernie 1870)
PERRY ( originally from Isle Brewers, Somerset, soldier))
WILSON ( married Mary Ann Pernie 1865)
WOODBURN ( Mary Jane married James Pernie 1853)
nnash across the pond at shaw.ca
I'm happy to report that a new list for all of Lancashire has been created on the host Groups.io.
I'll be sending you an invitation via Groups.io list in just a few moments. Just follow the directions to join the list.
Alternatively, you can go to the new list's home page at <https://groups.io/g/LancsGen> and subscribe to the new list by scrolling down to Join This List (or Apply for Membership to This Group) and clicking on the link.
Be sure to respond to the confirmation email you'll receive from Groups.io or you won't be subscribed.
Once you receive the welcome message and list guidelines, please take a look at them and let me know _off-list_ if there are any errors.
Hope you will join (and enjoy!) the new list!
Afore the list closes, here are my families of interest:
James MCQUEEN (1827-1898) and Jane BENNIE (1828-1878)
Charles MCQUEEN (1816-1883) and Elizabeth MORTON (1824-1894)
Both James and Charles lived in Hulme, and Birkdale, but were born in Renfrewshire, learning their trade as weavers as issue of John QUIN/McQUEEN and Margaret HARPER
Associated persons of interest:
Abel BROADHURST (1849-1896) Chorlton
Mary RUDD (1843-1919) Heaton Norris, Sale
Contact stuart dot adam at outlook dot com
And just a note of gratitude to everyone on the list - it has been without doubt the best rootsweb list I have subscribed to, and that is due to the helpful, thoughtful, and insightful contributions of all. Thank you. Hope to see you all on groups.io
> Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 19:49:19 +0000
> From: Malcolm Emmett <malcolm.emmett(a)gmail.com>
> Subject: [LAN] Surname interests LAMBERT and PRESTON Colne area 19th
> To: lancsgen(a)rootsweb.com
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> My 3x great grandfather Richard Lambert appears to have moved from Bradford to Colne, where he married Mary Murgatroyd in August 1815. Their first son James was baptised in the December of that year.
> His son Richard Lambert married Priscilla Preston, daughter of Hargreaves Preston of Langshaw Bridge.
> Their son, also Richard (my great grandfather) was born in Colne but eventually moved back to Bradford.
> I have several mysteries and gaps but am pretty confident about these ancestors. I would be very interested to hear from anyone else researching them.
> Hargreaves Preston seems to have been quite a character, possibly marrying three times and in his will leaving money to three natural children as well as legitimate descendants.
> Malcolm Emmett
> Incidentally my Emmett ancestors may have originated in Lancashire near Colne but to date I have not traced them beyond West Yorkshire.
> Sent from my iPad
> Reaney and Wilson suggest the origin is near Colne, eg William de Emmot 1324 in Some Court Rolls of Thomas Earl of Lancaster Lancs and Ches Record Soc 41, 1901. Kildwick is very near Colne, so they wouldn't have to move far.
You can also use the RootsWeb message boards. There are several photograph boards:
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Hello Penny ,
I believe there is a website where you can upload images and it will search
I have not used it yet, since I only learnt about it two nights ago. It is:
Google Reverse Image Search and web address is:
Apparently you then Click 'Upload image' / Choose file (where it is stored)
/ Click 'Image' / Click 'Open'.
Hope this is helpful and the photo finds its correct home.
Surnames I am searching for Lancashire - Tottington, Hindley, Wigan areas mainly,from late 18th Century, areLOMAX, WHELAN, WINTERBOTTOM, TUMBLETY also spelt TUMELTY; BROOKES & FIELDING.My email camerc(a)y7mail.com
An old photo' has been found lying on the ground in a local
cemetery and the finders are anxious to re-unite it with it's owner/s.
It has been posted to the local 'community' facebook page but I seem
to recall that there is at least one website 'out there' where it can
be posted and searched and, I need reminding where to find it (I have
looked but couldn't find exactly what was needed). Can anyone help
Best Wishes, Penny