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Cumberland / Re: Billy Bell of Whitehaven
« on: Saturday 20 January 18 06:53 GMT (UK)  »
Hi there


I knew Billy Bells barbers shop well

By coincidence I spent years in Whitehaven and not long ago came to Southport for a while. I will do some digging!

We used to come to Whitehaven every few weeks specially for my Dad and brother to get their hair cut at Billy’s.

I just waited though I did benefit from visits to cafes and record shops etc which we didn’t have put in the sticks miles away. He was always kind to us and made me welcome too

The shop was in Tangier Street zbacking on to the harbour and near the old bus station

It was long and narrow and we used to go up a step at the back and there was a soft bench to wait for them on and they had Children’s Choice then Family Favourites on
Not much used to you

I will do some digging here and around but it looks to me as though this uncle or cousin may be worth investigating

It may be worth looking at the next generation up or down as it’s uncle or cousin if that. From my own family it was quite common for people to take a child under thei wing and eventually to live with them especiallif they’d come from away or suffeeed casualty during the war

Have you looked at Billy Bell?  He was quite renounced and there will be photos with connections in local papers

Loads of people came from the Isle of Man and in the 1870s they could just have come and gone on the boats that came regularly with cargo until not long ago

Bell is a common name though 

Can you give any dates or ages or locations for this uncle?  If they’re too recent just put the detail in a pm or see if you know the generation before

If you’d like to know about any businesses places etc in Southport feel free. I’ve got access to loads of info

Good luck


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Unidentified country house
« on: Wednesday 03 January 18 23:59 GMT (UK)  »
What amazing photos

Definitely would benefit from some local knowledge.

How about posting some links to this topic in a couple of weeks he most likely counties?

Certainly local studies libraries can be amazing too

Certainly have a style of hoss we have connections to in Hastings Hampshire or Hertfordshire and very flat and mild so coastal?  I did look at loads on Google images but no joy

Good luck and Best wishes

Emms :)

Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Re: Unidentified country house
« on: Sunday 31 December 17 22:41 GMT (UK)  »
Hi :) :) :)

I love your photos

Just a thought but you don't have the name of a photograpraper on the back of any of them do you?

Happy New Year

Best wishes

Emms  ;D

Cumberland / Re: Carlisle Stickleys
« on: Thursday 28 December 17 13:00 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Julie  :) ;D >:( ;D ;D

I'm really sorry. I've not been on recently as we've had a lot going  on.  I was convinced I'd replied to your post. I really appreciate your help. Thank you for all the photos

It looks as if this is definitely an earlier wife.

I've never found the marriage but I must have another look with other spellings and in Scotland's people. This has been a mystery so long!

Thank you again!

Merry Christmas


Louth / Re: Catherine Barnaby Drogheda
« on: Monday 23 October 17 09:31 BST (UK)  »
PS We have the marriage certificate  Mines in storage nut I'll look out a copy


Louth / Re: Catherine Barnaby Drogheda
« on: Monday 23 October 17 09:28 BST (UK)  »
Hi Hallmark

Thank you for all your input

I'm sorry about the slow reply 

Yes That's our Catherine marrying in Manchester England but we never got any further before..

We knew she said born Ireland on later censuses but that's all

1851 for the areas in such a bad state it hadn't been released until some people got the originals and did a lot of work recently and I haven't had access so this was a break through for us

I may have to go through all those baptisms in hope!

Thank you again

Best wishes


Louth / Re: Catherine Barnaby Drogheda
« on: Wednesday 18 October 17 14:43 BST (UK)  »
Ps Sorry it was Catholic registers I looked at in the finish



Louth / Catherine Barnaby Drogheda
« on: Wednesday 18 October 17 14:37 BST (UK)  »

I just had a little breakthrough in England

My gggrandmother Catherine Barnaby married Nathan Diggle in Lancashire England

Someone's just found her on the spoilt sections of 1851 cebsus before her marriage aged 17

No relatives but in Silk street Salford. Father at marriage is given as William. She is buried in Salford

I looked at both main RC parishes for Drogheda last night. I may have mused her as it's not clear but don't think she's there

I'll try parishes nearby but has anyone any other ideas please?
Thanks and best wishes

Lancashire / Re: Anyone seen Catherine?(Barnaby)
« on: Wednesday 18 October 17 14:27 BST (UK)  »
Hi everybody

Thank you very much for the replies so far

The 51 entry and the Drogheda link are all new but not sure where to go from here

Can I see more Of 51 anywhere?  Or buy the disks?

I can't find it

I looked at yhe twinain RC parishes over there on Irishgenealogy with no success. Any more info I could look for over her?

Thanks for reading

Best wishes


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