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Messages - Susan Blackstone

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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.

Cheshire / Re: Curzon Family, Wharton, Winsford
« on: Sunday 15 October 17 10:01 BST (UK)  »
I am pleased you have managed to llnk the photo with your family tree.  The signature could possibly be T Davies. 

Cheshire / Re: Curzon Family, Wharton, Winsford
« on: Monday 02 October 17 09:13 BST (UK)  »
This is a long shot. Looking at the handwriting, is it possible that Mr is a shortened form of John?  On the 1891 census there is a John Curzon aged 45 saltmaker living at 66 Princess St with his family.

Cheshire / Re: Curzon Family, Wharton, Winsford
« on: Saturday 30 September 17 22:22 BST (UK)  »
Hi, It is Princess Street.  I have also looked at the census for 1881, 1891, 1901 and 1911 for numbers 6 and 26.  There is no Curzon at those addresses, plenty of them at other numbers.  My ancestors also came from Wharton - Hulse and Cookson.

Lancashire / Re: John Longworth from Horwich, was he a Mayor of Bolton ?
« on: Friday 25 March 16 13:10 GMT (UK)  »
Hi, Have you tried contacting a local history group to see if they can help in your research.  I originate from Bolton and my sister now lives in Horwich. 


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