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Sussex Lookup Requests / Re: marriage of James Winchester - Battle 1850
« on: Saturday 02 January 21 17:15 GMT (UK)  »
Hi Jill

Sorry a bit late to the party and not sure if you have the information you need but I have copy of the marriage certificate.  James was my great (x3) grandfather.

28 January 1850 at the Parish Church, Ashburnham, Sussex
James Winchester of full age, bachelor married Sarah Catherine Williams of full age, spinster
He was a Labourer
They both resided at Ashburnham
His father was Thomas Winchester, labourer
Her father was James Williams, farmer

The witnesses were William Ticehurst and Mary Ticehurst

Any more information, please let me know

Happy New Year!


Occupation Interests / Re: Silk Pluss Weaver?
« on: Wednesday 11 December 19 11:30 GMT (UK)  »
Arr thanks Jen, that explains why Google wasn't coming up with anything for silk plus!


Occupation Interests / Silk Pluss Weaver?
« on: Wednesday 11 December 19 11:04 GMT (UK)  »

I am adding my THELWELL family to the tree today and found this occupation which I am having trouble reading firstly, but also searches on Google are not bringing up any useful or relevant information.  Has anyone come across it before and can point in the right direction?

It is the third occupation down.


Kent Lookup Requests / Re: Heath - baptism Edenbridge please
« on: Wednesday 10 April 19 15:31 BST (UK)  »
This one has been solved thanks to findmypast and their Kent PRs.  Married in Sundridge 1827 and they were bachelor and spinster.


Kent Lookup Requests / Re: Marriage - Terry and Heath
« on: Wednesday 10 April 19 15:30 BST (UK)  »
Good news!  Findmypast have released the Kent PRs today and first search was for this marriage and I have found it.  In Sundridge 1827 between William Terrey and Elizabeth Heath.


Marriage: 31 Dec 1782 St Mary the Virgin, Deane, Lancashire, England
John Thelwell - Bachelor, Parish of Manchester
Martha Marsh - (X), Spinster, this Parish [Deane]
    Witness: Jas. Ryley; Henry Bridge
    Married by Banns by: R Latham, Vicr.
    Notes: [Groom signed John Thelwells] .....signed with an s on the end
St James ,Gorton burial  25th July 1833 - born 1756

Thank you.  Another alternative surname to add to my list for searching. 


Deane is just outside Bolton and about 14 miles away from Gorton.

The Genuki Lancashire page has a list of towns and parishes with maps. It also has the facility to find the distance between two towns as the crow flies. May help you to get your bearings and work out where in Lancs the towns are.

You may also find the site of use. The last few of their children were baptised in Gorton. The family were living in Openshaw and John was a Publican.


Now thatís a website I could get lost in. Thank you for the link, I shall study.  I found the Genuki page earlier and there is quite a lot of use on there.



Does anyone have the following family on their tree:

John Thelwell married Martha Marsh on 31 December 1782 in Deane, Lancashire, (found on

From probable burials:
John buried at Gorton 1833 aged 77 years so born about 1756
Martha buried at Gorton 1825 aged 64 years so born about 1761

I have their children and records going forward, it is backwards that I am currently struggling with.  I am also struggling with the parishes, I don't know Manchester at all so don't know how these parishes link up so if anyone knows of a quick online parish map I would appreciate a link.

Thank you


The Common Room / Re: Parenthood, child-rearing and fertility in England, 1850-1914
« on: Saturday 10 November 18 17:32 GMT (UK)  »
Thank you for sharing an interesting article.

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