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Lancashire / Manchester St photo
« on: Wednesday 04 July 18 15:28 BST (UK)  »
Could someone please tell me what Manchester St is shown on attached photo.taken about 30 years ago. Thanks Sue.

Lancashire / Murder of John Howarth Innkeeper
« on: Saturday 28 October 17 13:46 BST (UK)  »
Burial: 25 Apr 1792 St Chad, Rochdale, Lancashire, England
John Howorth -
    Abode: Small Bridge
    Occupation: Innkeeper
    Cause of Death: Killed and Manslaughtered
    Buried by: Thos. Bellas, Curate
    Source: LDS Film 2356442
can anybody find any info about this please

Lancashire Lookup Requests / 1861 Rochdale Look up Howarth/Cockerill
« on: Saturday 28 October 17 11:43 BST (UK)  »
Ref RG09 3041/81 Spotland Higher Naden
Samuel Howarth 30 Woolen Slubber + family
Can somebody check the original of this please?

familysearch transcription shows his mother Nancy as Dukesell (should be Cockerill )and his (step) brother Joseph as Hewatt (should be Cockerill or Howarth)
And presumably places of birth should be Hundersfield.They were born around Syke.
Thanks Sue

England / James Topping Vocalist
« on: Tuesday 28 June 16 11:44 BST (UK)  »
James Topping born 1867 in Preston,a smith married Mary Hannah Roskell Preston 1890.
He is 'missing' from home in Preston in 1901.Where is he ?
And again in 1911. Mary Hannah is still in Preston with Mary 19 and Samuel 7.
In 1911 there is a James Topping 45 professional vocalist lodging in Barnsley with wife Ruth 30 born Stockport and daughter Evelyn 3.
his descendants (first wife ) say that he was a music hall artiste.
Is it possible to find him in 1901 and/or anything about his music hall career please.

Lancashire / Mary Brumfitt of Preston
« on: Friday 24 June 16 20:30 BST (UK)  »
I am trying to find the family of Mary Brumfitt and her mother Elizabeth.
Mary Brumfitt daughter of Elizabeth a servant of Everton Gardens baptised 11 Dec 1825 Preston St John.
Elizabeth Brumfitt 26 of Vauxhall Rd. Buried 4 Jan 1827 at Preston St John's . If this is the mother could  Mary have ended up in the workhouse and which one ?
In 1841 there is only one family of Brumfitt that I have found in Preston ,John and Frances with a daughter Mary age 9.and other children.
There is a Mary the correct age in Leeds with a Tabitha Wood. Is she a relative or is Mary her servant? Can't see any occupations on Familysearch.
Mary Brumfitt 25 spinster no father given married William Roskill 23 at St John's Preston on 29 March 1850.
1851 Census Mary and Wm Roskill and child  are lodging in Preston with Ralph  Mayer and family. There is also a John Whiteside 12 scholar.
In 1881 the Roskills have an Elizabeth Whiteside15 niece living with them as Domestic servant. I can't yet figure out the Whiteside connection.
Brumfitt seems such an unusual name. Are they difficult to find because they're mistranscribed?
Any suggesting welcome.

Ireland / Fleming from Glennamaddy
« on: Wednesday 17 February 16 21:09 GMT (UK)  »
Can anybody tell me how to get further with the following information please. (my husband's mother)
Margaret Fleming born 12 Sept Andorslough Glennamaddy ,Galway
Parents Thomas Fleming Land holder and Ellen Raftery. Birth cert issued in 1936 before she came to England.
I have checked the 1911 census and couldn't find Thomas and Ellen.
I then looked for a marriage registration (1885 to 1916) but can only find a Patrick Fleming / Honoria Raftery  marriage 1905 Castlereagh. I can't find this couple on 1911 census.
So as the parents are Catholic was it compulsory to register the marriage?
There were several brothers and sisters but I have no idea when and what order they were born . At least one of Margarets brothers ,Martin stayed in Glennamaddy.
Any suggestions  welcome. Sue

Mary Ann Howarth 1866 -1937. She looks young, could it be her marriage in 1885? Is there any significance to the to the fur rug and or book or picture in her hands ?
Thank you Sue..

Lancashire Lookup Requests / 1861 census look up please
« on: Tuesday 05 January 16 20:04 GMT (UK)  »
Shepherd Family
I am trying to find this family .
Lucy Ware married Mark Shepherd in Manchester in 1850. They are on 1851 census at Birch Villa Lane Chorlton with George 8 months and 3 lodgers.
In 1861 I can only find Mark age 36
By 1871 still living in Manchester and they have 3 children George 20, Elizabeth 17 and Harriett 14 all born Manchester.
Lucy born Isle of Man between 1812 to 1822.
Mark born Brockley Worcs. about 1827.
Thanks Sue.

World War One / King's Royal Rifles Medal Card Query Farrington Walter 1914 Campaign.
« on: Thursday 10 December 15 17:08 GMT (UK)  »
I am going to put info about Walter on IWM website and want to know if there is any significance to the Qualifying date of 22 8 1914 at the bottom of his Medal Card. I've looked at the 1st Battalions War Diary . I think they arrived  in France on 12 Aug and the battle of  Mons didn' t start till 23.The battalion didn't have any casualties for several days.
He received the SWB a bullet in the right calf amongst other injuries and was discharged 29 Nov 1915. Time expired ? 13 years. He reenlisted in 1916 and his records exist from then on .
Is it possible to find out when he was injured ?
His early injuries come from his re- enlistment form. He suffered accidental bomb wounds in 1916 .GSW eye and left thigh. Am I correct in assuming this means general shrapnel wounds? I believe he wore a patch over his eye from then on although he remained in the army till 1919.
I have an old post in June 2006 with photo about him .

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