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Bridge family Tottington Lancashire
« on: Monday 04 July 11 05:55 BST (UK) »
Hi, i'm doing my family history and have been stuck on the Bridge family in Lancashire. My ancestor Joseph Bridge was born in 1776 at "Withins" Harkshaw lane? His father John Bridge was born at the same place in 1742. John's father, another John, was also born at the same place in 1715. Does anyone know any more about this family? Or their home? I'd like to keep tracing it back but its hard to follow the records this early in history. Thanks!
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Re: Bridge family Tottington Lancashire
« Reply #1 on: Monday 04 July 11 10:23 BST (UK) »
You can seewhat the property looks like as it would appear it is on Google maps .....

Go into Google maps, type in the address bar "Withins" Harkshaw lane, tottington.

You will then see an A on the left hand side that shows Withins farm and you will then notice it on the map. Switch to satellite view and you can then view the farm.

Presumably this was their property?

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Re: Bridge family Tottington Lancashire
« Reply #2 on: Monday 04 July 11 23:21 BST (UK) »
Wow thats amazing! I didnt even think of seeing the property that way! Thanks for the tip :)
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Re: Bridge family Tottington Lancashire
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 05 July 11 18:35 BST (UK) »
Hi,

I was about to say that it is Withins of Hawkshaw Lane Tottington.

I have a Grace Bridge born abt 1781 from that area her Father was Richard Bridge.. but I cant find  the rest of my information!
McDermott Yorkshire & Ireland 
McNutt Lancashire &  Donegal Ireland 
McKinly Donegal Ireland
Culbert Donegal Ireland
Richardson Donegal Ireland
Booth,Crompton, Hamer, Jackson, Nuttall, Smith and Ward from Lancashire

"So near and yet so far"

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Re: Bridge family Tottington Lancashire
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 05 July 11 23:28 BST (UK) »
Wow Matty, if she is from the same property then she must be related. Perhaps Grace's father Richard was the brother of John Bridge (born 1742)? Or even possibly a son of John. Do you have an account on ancestry? I'd be happy to share what I have. If your information turns up i'd love to see it! My ancestor Joseph Bridge seems to have been a bit of a scoundrel. I have a lot on him, he was sent to Australia as a convict for a long list of crimes (mostly relating to robbery or possessing stolen goods). He's a very interesting character. I hoped to find out more about his family in England.
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Re: Bridge family Tottington Lancashire
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 06 July 11 04:44 BST (UK) »
They had two girls that I know of Baptised at  St. Mary the Virgin Bury and were born at Hawkshaw Lane Tottington Lower End.

Alice Bridge bap 19.10. 1791

Grace Bridge bap 24.8. 1791

Grace Bridge married Jesse Jackson 14.12 1828 at St Mary the Virgin Bury

The rest of my information is about the Jackson Family I do have the date of death of Grace if you are interested also an inscription of the grave stone.  Sorry I dont have
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McNutt Lancashire &  Donegal Ireland 
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Richardson Donegal Ireland
Booth,Crompton, Hamer, Jackson, Nuttall, Smith and Ward from Lancashire

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Re: Bridge family Tottington Lancashire
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 04 July 13 03:26 BST (UK) »
Hi Vanessa? ( McGregor Girl )
I'm Barry Bridge & have just come across your search of exactly 2 years ago! If you are still interested, I have our tree, from Joseph back to Simon de Brugge, 1220. You may be surprised to see who we are related to!!
Feel free to contact me if you are still looking.
Regards,
Barry

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Re: Bridge family Tottington Lancashire
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 04 July 13 05:23 BST (UK) »
Thanks for your response Barry! I'd love to hear more! I've sent you a private message, check your inbox  :)
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Re: Bridge family Tottington Lancashire
« Reply #8 on: Friday 16 August 13 09:46 BST (UK) »
G'day Barry (and others),
I'm also descended from Joseph Bridge and currently researching my family history. Like the McGregorGirl, my information goes back to John Bridge (1715-1746) and I would be very interested and grateful to receive any information etc on ancestors dating further back in time.

Regards
Chris