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Moordaff Family
« on: Friday 27 April 18 00:47 BST (UK) »
Hi everyone,

My great-grandmother's maiden name was the slightly inelegant 'Moordaff'. I have unearthed this part of my family back to Harold Moordaff (1885-1937), through George Moordaff (1846-1925), through George Moordaff (1809-1873), to yet another George Moordaff, who married Margaret Armstrong. Some people on Ancestry have this George as being born in 1761 and dying in 1849, and Margaret b. 1770 and d. 1859, but no one has provided sources for these claims. They also describe that George as a merchant seaman or mariner. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
James Morton

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Re: Moordaff Family
« Reply #1 on: Friday 27 April 18 01:10 BST (UK) »

Name:   Age at Death (in years):    
MOORDAFF, GEORGE       86     
GRO Reference: 1849  M Quarter in COCKERMOUTH  Volume 25  Page 79
MCHUGH {mayo/manchester}   OHora,MCHALE{mayo/manchester /chicago}  KENNY{Manchester}   TIMPERLEY{wilmslow-bollin fee,Manchester} SMITH{manchester}  LEE{Colne,manchester,Cheshire} VENABLES {Styal.Cheshire} PAYTON {Staffs/Manchester}McCARTHY{TIPPERARY/MANCHESTER}  EAMES/AMS/HEAMES/HAMES/AYMES {Wilmslow/Manchester} Eames/Aymes  {Ireland/Manchester/Cheshire
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Re: Moordaff Family
« Reply #2 on: Friday 27 April 18 01:12 BST (UK) »
Name:   Age at Death (in years):    
MOORDAFF, MARGARET       89 
GRO Reference: 1859  J Quarter in COCKERMOUTH  Volume 10B  Page 314
MCHUGH {mayo/manchester}   OHora,MCHALE{mayo/manchester /chicago}  KENNY{Manchester}   TIMPERLEY{wilmslow-bollin fee,Manchester} SMITH{manchester}  LEE{Colne,manchester,Cheshire} VENABLES {Styal.Cheshire} PAYTON {Staffs/Manchester}McCARTHY{TIPPERARY/MANCHESTER}  EAMES/AMS/HEAMES/HAMES/AYMES {Wilmslow/Manchester} Eames/Aymes  {Ireland/Manchester/Cheshire
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Re: Moordaff Family
« Reply #3 on: Friday 27 April 18 01:16 BST (UK) »
1841 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription
Kirkby Street, Cross Cannonby, Cockermouth, Cumberland, England
   
George   Moorduff   75   1766   Cumberland,
Margaret   Moorduff   65   1776   Cumberland,
Jane   McDonald      30   1811   Cumberland,
Dinah   McDonald      8   1833   Cumberland,
George   McDonald   6   1835   Cumberland,

George is a Mariner.
MCHUGH {mayo/manchester}   OHora,MCHALE{mayo/manchester /chicago}  KENNY{Manchester}   TIMPERLEY{wilmslow-bollin fee,Manchester} SMITH{manchester}  LEE{Colne,manchester,Cheshire} VENABLES {Styal.Cheshire} PAYTON {Staffs/Manchester}McCARTHY{TIPPERARY/MANCHESTER}  EAMES/AMS/HEAMES/HAMES/AYMES {Wilmslow/Manchester} Eames/Aymes  {Ireland/Manchester/Cheshire
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Re: Moordaff Family
« Reply #4 on: Friday 27 April 18 01:20 BST (UK) »
George
Last name   Moordaff
Age   70
Birth year   1765
Birth place   Broughton
Birth county/country   -
Archive   The National Archives
Series   BT112
Piece number   48
Date range   1835-1840
Record set   Britain, Merchant Seamen, 1835-1857
MCHUGH {mayo/manchester}   OHora,MCHALE{mayo/manchester /chicago}  KENNY{Manchester}   TIMPERLEY{wilmslow-bollin fee,Manchester} SMITH{manchester}  LEE{Colne,manchester,Cheshire} VENABLES {Styal.Cheshire} PAYTON {Staffs/Manchester}McCARTHY{TIPPERARY/MANCHESTER}  EAMES/AMS/HEAMES/HAMES/AYMES {Wilmslow/Manchester} Eames/Aymes  {Ireland/Manchester/Cheshire
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Re: Moordaff Family
« Reply #5 on: Friday 27 April 18 01:27 BST (UK) »
Worth further investigation?

   George
Last name   Murduff
Gender   Male
Birth year   1763
Birth place   -
Baptism year   1769
Baptism date   26 Mar 1769
Place   Bridekirk
County   Cumberland
Country   England
Father's first name(s)   William
Father's last name   Murduff
Mother's first name(s)   -
Mother's last name   -
Record set   England Births & Baptisms 1538-1975
MCHUGH {mayo/manchester}   OHora,MCHALE{mayo/manchester /chicago}  KENNY{Manchester}   TIMPERLEY{wilmslow-bollin fee,Manchester} SMITH{manchester}  LEE{Colne,manchester,Cheshire} VENABLES {Styal.Cheshire} PAYTON {Staffs/Manchester}McCARTHY{TIPPERARY/MANCHESTER}  EAMES/AMS/HEAMES/HAMES/AYMES {Wilmslow/Manchester} Eames/Aymes  {Ireland/Manchester/Cheshire
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Re: Moordaff Family
« Reply #6 on: Friday 27 April 18 07:39 BST (UK) »
Maryport Cemetery burial records at http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/archives/Online_catalogues/genindexes/indexes.asp
have a burial record for Margaret Moordaff aged 89 in 1859.
I don't think the cemetery was open in 1849, but if Margaret has a gravestone at the cemetery, George may be named on it, even if he wasn't buried there.