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PICKSTON / FLANAGAN - Stockport
« on: Wednesday 18 February 04 14:15 GMT (UK) »
Here is a conundrum that has been puzzling a lot of people.

Mary Ellen PICKSTON (born in Salford c. 1855 - 1859?) married James FLANAGAN (born in Stockport c. 1850?) on Sunday 29 May 1881 in Stockport, Cheshire.

They had 8 children.

James was a basket / skip maker and they lived in

Queen Street West, Stockport,
39 Melville Street, Harpurhey,
12 Williams Place, Harpurhey

We cannot find evidence of birth or parentage for these two.

Mary's father may have been Joseph PICKSTON
James' father may have been John FLANAGAN

There were several Mary Ellen PICKSTONs in the vicinity at that time, none have proved to be she.

James' antecedents are proving equally problematic.

1881 is the earliest solid evidence we have about them, but being apparently illiterate their ages on certificates and censuses are all over the place.

I shall post this on the Lancashire section too as they moved there early in their married life.  
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Re:PICKSTON / FLANAGAN - Stockport
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 22 April 04 15:19 BST (UK) »
Hi
It seems to have taken a long time for anyone to get around to this post,but,if you are still looking here is what I have got from http://www.cheshirebmd.org.uk CERT No ST1/2963
1)  James Thomas Flanagan born Stockport 1852
from your post it sounds as if you have a marriage cert.this will have his fathers name on it.
A birth certificate should comfirm his fathers name.
hope this helps
peterbennett  
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Re: PICKSTON / FLANAGAN - Stockport
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 13 October 04 00:04 BST (UK) »
hi les
great to find this site, don't know how to use it yet, but it looks very exiting
breda (your 2nd cousin in ireland)