Hello! My name is Leslie Lightfoot, and I am trying to find information
about my great-grandfather, Thomas William LIGHTFOOT (b.4 March, 1862-d.29
March 1942) and ancestors. He emigrated to the United States in 1886 along
with his parents, William Lightfoot (b. 3 May 1826,d.6 Nov, 1902) and
Margaret (b. 3 Jan 1841,d.22 Apr 1900) nee Margaret Eliza TODD, and siblings
Herbert William Lightfoot (b. 12 July 1865, d.23 Aug 1927) and Margaret
Lightfoot (b.13 Oct 1860,d. Mar 1945).
William and Margaret Todd Lightfoot were born in Liverpool, Thomas and
Margaret Lightfoot were born in Birkenhead, and Herbert Lightfoot was born
in Southport. They moved to Chesterfield, Derbyshire sometime before 1881
and lived there until April 1886.
Margaret Todd Lightfoot also had an unmarried sister, Jessie Todd (b. 1852)
who came with them to the United States, and a niece, Elluise Todd (b. 1865)
both born in Birkenhead.
Thomas Lightfoot was educated at Durham College and Oxford and was a teacher
briefly before he emigrated.
I would like to trace their ancestors and would love to hear from anyone
researching Lightfoots in the Birkenhead/Liverpool area.
Any information will be gratefully received. Thank you!