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Re: Roman Catholic baptisms for the Woodplumpton area
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday 05 September 17 10:38 BST (UK) »
Mimcholm -- in reply to your query about Nancy being another name for Ann -- yes it was a nickname - but could also be a name in it's own right.

Actually Ann can be quite a nuisance of a name - you can have Anne, Annie, Nancy, Nanny, Anna, Hannah! However it would be boring if it went smoothly!

The amazing register posted by jds 1949 is definitely worth looking through for other family members.

I didn't know such a resource was on line and I have bookmarked the site (thank you jds 1949).
West Yorks; ---- Illingworth, Marshall, Muffit/Muffett/Murfitt, Barber, Sanderson, Townend, Barraclough, Lister -- and lots more. Locations mainly in Birstall parish - Hartshead-- Drighlington --Adwalton --Mirfield - Heckmondwike --Kippax - Sherburn in Elmet.

Ireland ------Cleary, Whelan - Nenagh.
Dowling - Monasterevin
Daly - Westmeath

Lancashire ---- Smith from Alston , Johnson and Fairclough---- Tarleton and loads more from Tarleton and Accrington areas.

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Re: Roman Catholic baptisms for the Woodplumpton area
« Reply #10 on: Tuesday 05 September 17 10:52 BST (UK) »
Just another point from this correspondence Mimcholm -- I notice you changed William's possible birth year from 1804 to 1809 --- was this because of the age given on the 1841 census I wonder?

Please forgive me if you already know this -- but in 1841 (the first census with names) -- the ages of people over 15 were rounded DOWN to the nearest 5 years - or should have been. Not all Enumerators abided by or understood this rule! Children under 15 should be shown at their correct age (ie age last birthday)
As a result on the 1841 census anyone --- say aged between 21 and 24 will be shown as aged 20 --- anyone 36 to 39 will be shown as aged 35 and so on. From 1851 onwards the ages shown should all be age last birthday. It was only in 1841 that the 'rounding down' occurred.
West Yorks; ---- Illingworth, Marshall, Muffit/Muffett/Murfitt, Barber, Sanderson, Townend, Barraclough, Lister -- and lots more. Locations mainly in Birstall parish - Hartshead-- Drighlington --Adwalton --Mirfield - Heckmondwike --Kippax - Sherburn in Elmet.

Ireland ------Cleary, Whelan - Nenagh.
Dowling - Monasterevin
Daly - Westmeath

Lancashire ---- Smith from Alston , Johnson and Fairclough---- Tarleton and loads more from Tarleton and Accrington areas.

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Re: Roman Catholic baptisms for the Woodplumpton area
« Reply #11 on: Tuesday 05 September 17 17:04 BST (UK) »
Hi Pennines and Mimcholm,

The Open Library has a number of Catholic Record Society registers - as well as a lot more - see:

https://openlibrary.org/read

and browse away to your heart's content - seriously habit forming!

Regards,

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Re: Roman Catholic baptisms for the Woodplumpton area
« Reply #12 on: Tuesday 05 September 17 18:25 BST (UK) »
Thank you jds 1949 --- do you know I have used the open library often just for Lancashire Parish Registers - as there are lots of ebooks of them on that site. Never once has it crossed my tiny mind that there may be RC registers on there.

My really grateful thanks for that information.
West Yorks; ---- Illingworth, Marshall, Muffit/Muffett/Murfitt, Barber, Sanderson, Townend, Barraclough, Lister -- and lots more. Locations mainly in Birstall parish - Hartshead-- Drighlington --Adwalton --Mirfield - Heckmondwike --Kippax - Sherburn in Elmet.

Ireland ------Cleary, Whelan - Nenagh.
Dowling - Monasterevin
Daly - Westmeath

Lancashire ---- Smith from Alston , Johnson and Fairclough---- Tarleton and loads more from Tarleton and Accrington areas.

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Re: Roman Catholic baptisms for the Woodplumpton area
« Reply #13 on: Wednesday 06 September 17 13:09 BST (UK) »
Thank you jds1949. Wonder if you or Pennines can help me on this one. What importance to the family would be a witness to the marriage? On 3 out of the 4 marriages for Rigby's between 1796 and 1800 at St Michael on Wyre, there is the same witness listed, John Threlfall. Would this be significant? Is there a possibility that all 4 Rigby's are siblings? Thanks again

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Re: Roman Catholic baptisms for the Woodplumpton area
« Reply #14 on: Wednesday 06 September 17 14:22 BST (UK) »
Hi,

John Threlfall was the Parish Clerk during those dates - he was one of the witnesses at almost all of the marriages - so not significant from a family point of view.

As to whether all the Rigby marriages are the same family, I think you would have to cross check the names with the Catholic register I cited earlier. George Rigby was identified as from Catforth as was Elizabeth Rigby, John Rigby was from Woodplumpton, as was Nicholas Rigby.

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Re: Roman Catholic baptisms for the Woodplumpton area
« Reply #15 on: Wednesday 06 September 17 14:24 BST (UK) »
Just noticed that Frances Howard witnessed the marriages of Nicholas and Elizabeth, which suggests a family link.

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Re: Roman Catholic baptisms for the Woodplumpton area
« Reply #16 on: Wednesday 06 September 17 17:03 BST (UK) »
I am just writing to confirm what jds 1949 has already said - as I don't want you to think I am ignoring your query!

When you see a page of marriages in a Parish Register -- just quickly glance through them at the witnesses. You will usually notice the same names cropping up regularly, meaning these witnesses were Church officials (after all they could usually read and write, whilst not many of our own ancestors could way back then.)

This isn't to say that a relative would never witness a marriage in the 18th or early 19th century -- if a witness had the same surname as the bride or groom, they would certainly be worth investigating as a possible relative.
West Yorks; ---- Illingworth, Marshall, Muffit/Muffett/Murfitt, Barber, Sanderson, Townend, Barraclough, Lister -- and lots more. Locations mainly in Birstall parish - Hartshead-- Drighlington --Adwalton --Mirfield - Heckmondwike --Kippax - Sherburn in Elmet.

Ireland ------Cleary, Whelan - Nenagh.
Dowling - Monasterevin
Daly - Westmeath

Lancashire ---- Smith from Alston , Johnson and Fairclough---- Tarleton and loads more from Tarleton and Accrington areas.

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Re: Roman Catholic baptisms for the Woodplumpton area
« Reply #17 on: Thursday 07 September 17 05:42 BST (UK) »
Thanks a million jds1949 for the information, it's fantastic. No doubt the 'mixed marriage' would have caused controversy!
I've just browsed through those registers and they seemed to be fairly common.  The Rigby marriage (1790s?) was after Penal Laws against Catholics were relaxed, so there wasn't as great a disadvantage to marrying a Catholic as there had been previously. Bear in mind that Catholics accounted for a sizeable proportion of the population of Lancashire, particularly the Fylde. People of different religious denominations  would have been neighbours, friends and relatives.

Check if any of the marriage witnesses turn up as godparents (sponsors).
There may have been 2 marriage ceremonies, the legal one in the parish church and an unofficial R.C. one, although maybe not if only 1 partner was Catholic. If there were 2 weddings, witnesses may have been different.