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Thomas HORNBY, born 1844, Chorley, Nr. Preston
« on: Friday 15 September 17 20:38 BST (UK) »
Hello

According to the 1871 England Census (RG10/4208/138, p.11) Thomas HORNBY has married Alice, aged 24, but the only reference I can find to a marriage is in the Free BDM Index for the 4th quarter of 1864 name Alice SINGLETON.   His parents, incidentally, were John and Mary HORNBY living in 1861 at 15 Back Timber Street(?), Preston.

Sadly I can find no confirmation of that marriage elsewhere or indeed any other Alice.

Can someone help please.

Thank you,

BAC3

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Re: Thomas HORNBY, born 1844, Chorley, Nr. Preston
« Reply #1 on: Friday 15 September 17 20:58 BST (UK) »
Name:   Mother's Maiden Surname:       
HORNBY, JOHN       SINGLETON     Order
GRO Reference: 1865  M Quarter in PRESTON  Volume 08E  Page 524

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Re: Thomas HORNBY, born 1844, Chorley, Nr. Preston
« Reply #2 on: Friday 15 September 17 21:10 BST (UK) »
The 1871 England Census has a son, John, aged 6........are you hopefully confirming that the mother was indeed Alice SINGLETON ::)

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Re: Thomas HORNBY, born 1844, Chorley, Nr. Preston
« Reply #3 on: Friday 15 September 17 22:02 BST (UK) »
BAC3

Lost my WiFi connection!

I will do this slowly so that you don't roll your eyes at me again ;D

I looked at the 1871 and found the name and age of the (presumed) first child John.
Then I looked at FreeBMD and found a likely birth for him.
Then I looked at the new GRO Index which gives the MMN which was Singleton.

This 1865 birth fits with the 1864 Hornby/Singleton marriage that you found.

I have now looked up the other child and MMN is again Singleton.

Name:   Mother's Maiden Surname:       
GRO Reference: 1867  J Quarter in PRESTON  Volume 08E  Page 556
HORNBY, MARY  JANE     SINGLETON 
 
As you can't find any other Hornby/Singleton marriage and the names/ages/MMN of children 'fit' I personally would accept that it is right (if it was my family!).

The only way to be certain would be to buy a Birth Cert or look for a baptism to confirm the Mother's Christian name is Alice.

Giggsy




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Re: Thomas HORNBY, born 1844, Chorley, Nr. Preston
« Reply #4 on: Friday 15 September 17 22:50 BST (UK) »
Giggsy,

Thank you for that analysis which on a balance of probabilities confirms my understanding.
I am very grateful with a very delicate :) and mental note to subscribe to the new GRO Index.

Take care,

BAC3

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Re: Thomas HORNBY, born 1844, Chorley, Nr. Preston
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 16 September 17 00:16 BST (UK) »
Alice Singleton married Thomas Hornby, Preston Registry Office or Registrar attended 1864. Lancashire BMD.
Registers at Preston.

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Re: Thomas HORNBY, born 1844, Chorley, Nr. Preston
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 16 September 17 09:52 BST (UK) »
Thanks Maiden Stone,

My enquiry now successfully answered.

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Re: Thomas HORNBY, born 1844, Chorley, Nr. Preston
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 16 September 17 20:40 BST (UK) »
Back again......... ;D

For some unknown reason Mr. Hornby goes missing after the 1881 England Census, except there is every possibility he died in December 1924.   Can anyone help with 1891, 1901, 1911 please?
I have searched high and low and feel somewhat embarrassed :-[ :-[

Thank you,

BAC3

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Re: Thomas HORNBY, born 1844, Chorley, Nr. Preston
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 16 September 17 21:26 BST (UK) »
In 1891, try Hamby
Rg12/3436/125