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Messages - Susan Blackstone

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Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Pontefract bapttisms
« on: Friday 07 December 18 20:24 GMT (UK)  »
I have looked on Find My Past and found the baptism of Henry Bradley Shaw 1776 his father was Henry and it took place at St Giles CE Church Pontefract.  The Church is on Market Place.

Lancashire / Re: Nineteenth century map of Manchester?
« on: Monday 03 December 18 09:32 GMT (UK)  »
I have been looking at an old Manchester and areas A-Z  C 1970s and both addresses are in the same grid.  Although the writing is very tiny and difficult to make out without a magnifying glass.  I found a Sandywell St off Springfield Lane which joined Greengate and then into Blackfriars Road.    As mentioned it does seem to be in the top left hand corner of the River Irwell.

Lancashire / Re: Nineteenth century map of Manchester?
« on: Sunday 02 December 18 16:35 GMT (UK)  »
Try the site National Library of Scotland.  They have a wide range of old UK maps from mid 19th century onwards.  I often use this site.

Cheshire / Re: Curzon Family, Wharton, Winsford
« on: Sunday 21 October 18 10:47 BST (UK)  »
Hi, How far have you been able to go back?  My ancestors were Hulse but I have had a look and found a baptism for Hannah Curzon 20/03/1773 parents Richard and Abigail.  There is a marriage of Richard Curzon and Abigail Hickson on 20/05/1766 at Over by licence witnesses Thomas Hale and Joseph Maddock.  This licence was taken out on 20/05/1766.  Richard was a mariner and Abigail's father was Richard Hickson a saltboiler.  There is also a baptism for Richard Curzon 17/03/1771 parents Richard and Abigail.  Hope this helps

The Common Room / Re: Ride Officer
« on: Wednesday 18 April 18 21:37 BST (UK)  »
I found the BHS project site very useful.  I have an ancestor who was an excise officer at the beginning of the 19th Century.  All through his career he was moved to various parts of the North West, Cheshire  and West Yorkshire, either transferred to a Ride (providing his own horse) in a rural area or a Division working in a larger town.  I found a lot of information about him from the National Archives.

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: Huddersfield 1876
« on: Thursday 22 February 18 20:30 GMT (UK)  »
I have read the various posts and recognised the surname Pilling.  My 97 year old mother in law lived on Outlane as a child and she is the granddaughter of John Pilling who was the brother of Nancy.  Their father was Joseph Pilling who was a farmer and manufacturer as was John.  I understand the family manufactured red woollen flannelette.

Yorkshire (West Riding) / Re: hemsworth cemetary records
« on: Wednesday 29 November 17 08:07 GMT (UK)  »
Hi, It looks as though the Wakefield Council Cemetery Records have moved to the website -

Lancashire / Re: Brick Wall help needed please
« on: Wednesday 08 November 17 14:42 GMT (UK)  »
Hi, Looking at find my past, I found Robert O'Neill in the Manchester rate book for 1874 living at 28 Cross Lane, Gorton.   

Cheshire / Re: Curzon Family, Wharton, Winsford
« on: Sunday 15 October 17 18:03 BST (UK)  »
I have had another look at the signature.  It could also be I Davies.  My great grandfather Isaac also wrote his first name with an unusual looking I.

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