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Offline HermitCedar

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Hello!

I am writing here (I've been getting more active on RootsChat lately) requesting some assistance clarifying and working on one of my ancestors, William Harrison.

From the censuses I have found, assuming they're correct, he appears to be from Lincolnshire, potentially Boothby, and born around 1844-1846.

If this is the right William Harrison (if the name William is even right), I have him as married to a Mary Anne Jones (born around 1851, Llangadfan, Wales) in 1872.

Now, how I even got this far, is that I know my Great Grandfather, whose name is Robert Harrison. Robert was born 6 JUN 1889 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, and died on 10 OCT 1945 in Liverpool North, Lancashire, England. This I know to be fact.

Also fact, is that Robert married Ethel Salter Phillips (born 16 FEB 1891, in Liverpool, Lancashire, England, and died 22 MAR 1934). They were married on Feb 29 1916 in West Derby, Lancashire. They had five children, Margaret (died young), Ethel (died young), Robert Henry, Sidney, and Arthur Edwin (who is my grandfather).

So, to go over this again, I need help confirming who the mother and father are of Robert Harrison (the one born in 1889, this Robert is the father of my grandfather). If Robert's father is the William Adam Harrison that I suspect it is, I need to confirm who is mother is (maybe Mary Anne Jones).

Once I do that, I need to confirm William Harrison and Mary Anne Jones's parents. Primarily I am focused on William's parents. I believe that they COULD be Thomas Harrison (born around 1811 in Lincolnshire) and Ann Lovelee (spelling could be different, born around the same time, also in Lincolnshire).

So, now that I dumped out a ton of information... does anyone here have any thoughts?

Thank you!!!

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Re: Help clarifying an ancestor? I'm stuck and don't know how to move forward.
« Reply #1 on: Monday 30 October 17 15:44 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Robert Harrison 1889 QtrSept West Derby Vol8b P309 has a mother's maiden name of JONES
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Easy job to order the certificate and confirm your man.

Ray
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Re: Help clarifying an ancestor? I'm stuck and don't know how to move forward.
« Reply #2 on: Monday 30 October 17 15:53 GMT (UK) »
Hi

Robert Harrison 1889 QtrSept West Derby Vol8b P309 has a mother's maiden name of JONES
(via GRO)


Easy job to order the certificate and confirm your man.

Ray

Hey Ray,

So, I've actually already done that, and I have found a William Harrison married to Mary Anne Jones... the only reason I was saying that I was a little unsure is because Jones is such a common name in Wales, as is Mary, so even though I've done the legwork, it always feels a little wonky based on the common names.

The real thing I need assistance with is confirming birth dates and locations of William Harrison so I can confirm his birth location and etc, to then find out who his parents were.

Thank you,

Camden

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Re: Help clarifying an ancestor? I'm stuck and don't know how to move forward.
« Reply #3 on: Monday 30 October 17 15:56 GMT (UK) »
Hi Camden,

So presumably you have 1891 /2953 /135

William A b Lincolnshire
Mary A b Montgomery, Wales and several children b Liverpool.

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Re: Help clarifying an ancestor? I'm stuck and don't know how to move forward.
« Reply #4 on: Monday 30 October 17 16:02 GMT (UK) »
Hi Camden,

So presumably you have 1891 /2953 /135

William A b Lincolnshire
Mary A b Montgomery, Wales and several children b Liverpool.

Heywood

Hey Heywood - thanks for the reply! I do have those two names... but what do the numbers you posted represent?

Thank you,

Camden

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« Reply #5 on: Monday 30 October 17 16:04 GMT (UK) »
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Re: Help clarifying an ancestor? I'm stuck and don't know how to move forward.
« Reply #6 on: Monday 30 October 17 16:25 GMT (UK) »
There was a William HARRISON bap in Wellingore 20 Oct 1841. (See FreeREG)

His parents John and Mary had 3 kids later in the 1840s at Boothby, where they lived in 1851.
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« Reply #7 on: Monday 30 October 17 16:28 GMT (UK) »
Iím looking at that one too Geoff.
That family have a son William and a son Adam.

I think the marriage certificate is needed for Williamís father.

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Re: Help clarifying an ancestor? I'm stuck and don't know how to move forward.
« Reply #8 on: Monday 30 October 17 16:33 GMT (UK) »
Just to say there are two Boothby's in Lincolnshire

Boothby Graffoe, and Boothby Pagnell. They are about 20 miles apart