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The Common Room / Illegitimate batisms early 1800s
« on: Saturday 30 November 19 12:04 GMT (UK)  »
Hello all,

Hope you are all having a good weekend? I have a fairly general question about illegitimate baptisms in the early 1800s. My particular ancestor, one Susanna/Susan Hassall b.1780 (possibly Staffs.) had a child John Hassall b.1805 in Stalybridge, Cheshire. John was baptised at the parish church in the next town Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancs. giving Susanna as the mother but no father was named. On checking through the Bastardy Accounts for the church there was no application made for financial support (which I've been told would have led to Susanna being required to name John's father?). I infer from this that Susanna and her child must've had support either from the father privately and/or from her own family? Am I right to assume this?
Secondly, looking through the same church records I have found 4 other illegitimate children baptised over the next 11 years (1805-1816) all born to a Susanna/Susan Hassall of Stalybridge and again no fathers named. Given the rarity of the Hassall name in this area this surely has to be my Susanna and what can really have been going on here? To have 5 illegitimate children and not apply to the church for financial support? Also I assume she had them baptised away from her local parish church to avoid gossip and rumour?

Many thanks in advance,
Jason.

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Family History Beginners Board / Susanna/Susan HASSALL
« on: Wednesday 23 October 19 21:14 BST (UK)  »
Evening everyone,
I'm seeking help about the above ancestor of mine. I believe she Susanna Hassall was born c.1780 although I don't know where (possibly Cheshire/Staffs.).
What I do know is that she was settled in Stalybridge, Cheshire by 1805 where she gave birth illegitimately to my paternal 3x great-grandfather John Hassall, along with 4 other illegitimate children up to 1815.
Susanna then goes on to marry a Wilkinson where they appear together on the 1841 census in Stalybridge. Susanna Wilkinson (nee Hassall) dies in 1845 at the age of 65.
What I really need is any information pre-1805 about Susanna and her family.
Yours excitedly & exoectantly,
Jason.

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Banffshire / McKay - Banffshire, Scotland.
« on: Monday 05 August 19 08:27 BST (UK)  »
Hello again all. Hope we are all fine on this Monday morning? I am trying to trace a death record for Innes McKay who was b.1891 in the Macduff area of what was then Banffshire, Scotland. This was my Grandad's Father and we were always told he died in 1926 aged 35 but have so far found no trace of his death or burial. He was from a long line of fishermen/trawlermen so it is possible he died at sea. He married Margaret Ann Watson in 1912 and my Grandad (an only child), also Innes McKay was born in 1919.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in anticipation!
Jason.

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Family History Beginners Board / Margaret Ann WATSON , Macduff, Scotland
« on: Sunday 10 March 19 13:22 GMT (UK)  »
Hello everyone on this snowy Sunday. I am in need of a little help regarding the above named Margaret Ann WATSON, my maternal Great Grandmother. I know she was born in 1886 in Macduff, Scotland and that she married twice. Firstly, to Innes McKay of Macduff in 1912  and from this marriage my Grandad, Innes McKay was born an only child in 1919. Following the death of her husband in 1927 Margaret Ann Watson married again in 1929 to a John Mair of Macduff.

What I would dearly like to know is something about Margaret Ann Watson's parent's, grandparents and any siblings? I would greatly appreciate any help as this would be the final pieces in my family history jigsaw as regards my Great, Great Grandparents.

Many thanks to all in advance,

Jason.

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Family History Beginners Board / Innes McKay, Macduff, Scotland
« on: Friday 08 March 19 15:47 GMT (UK)  »
Hi all,
The above named Innes McKay was my great-Grandad. He was born in Macduff, Scotland c.1887. I believe he lived in Crook o'Ness St, Macduff and was a fisherman. I've always been told he drowned at sea but I've been unable to find any official record of this, so I'm beginning to suspect this may not be true. He married Margaret Ann Watson (b1886) who died in 1945 but I believe she had re-married after Innes' death.
Any information about Innes or Margaret Ann would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance
Jason.

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Cheshire / Hassall Family
« on: Tuesday 10 March 15 21:19 GMT (UK)  »
Hi all
Wonder if anyone can help find a connection between a number of Hassall's who I strongly suspect were siblings? They are resident in Ashton-under-Lyne/Stalybridge/Dukinfield around 1790 onwards. The names are Thomas Hassall b1797, Susan/Susannah Hassall b~1780s, Eli/Elijah Hassall and William Hassall?
Any connections from around 1780-1800 would be most welcome.
Regards and thanks in advance
Jason

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Cheshire / SusanSusannah Hassall
« on: Thursday 04 December 14 13:53 GMT (UK)  »
Hello all,

Hope you are all having a good Christmas build-up? I am trying to find out about the above person.
I believe Susan/Susannah Hassall was my paternal 4x GreatGrandmother. I believe she was born in 1780/1 either in Cheshire or Lancashire. She went on to have at least 5 children illegitimiately who were all baptised at St Michaels Church, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancs between 1803-1815. In all these records SusanSusannah Hassall is listed as residing in Stayley (Stalybridge, Cheshire).
Susannah Hassall went on to marry a Joseph Wilkinson in Stalybridge in 1835. On the 1841 Census they were living in Bohemia, Stalybridge with Josephs 2 grown up sons from a previous relationship.
Susannah Wilkinson (nee Hassall) dies in Stalybridge in 1845.
I would like any help anyone can offer in finding Susannahs birth, parents and any possible siblings. If it helps I think she may have had siblings, uncles and/or cousins called Thomas Hassall and William Hassall.

Many thanks in advance. Regards

Jason

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Lancashire / Thomas & William Hassall, Stalybridge c1853
« on: Tuesday 11 November 14 15:30 GMT (UK)  »
Hi All

I am stuck banging my head against a brick wall. This is rather convoluted (as ever in family history!) but stick with it. My 3x Great-Grandfather was John Hassall b1803 Stalybridge and baptised at St Michaels Church in the neighbouring Ashton-under-Lyne to Susannah Hassall, father unknown. Between 1803 and 1815 there were 4 other baptisms at this church to Susannah Hassall of Stalybridge, all with 'fathers unknown'! My assumption has always been that this is the same Susannah Hassall and these were all siblings.

My problem/queries would be:- since there are no records of Susannah Hassall applying to the parish for money in the 'bastardy accounts' that she is likely to have either had support from ther father(s) of these children and/or from her family?

Secondly I have recently discovered records from 1853-5 in the Register of Voters Lists for Stalybridge. They list a Thomas and a William Hassall as having wholly or partly an interest in the 'property at 5 Hully Street, Stalybridge'. This property is where my Grandmother was born and lived as a child. Her own mother, Lucy Hassall (nee Lever) lived at this house until she died in 1962. So it is a fair assumption that this Thomas and William Hassall who owned the house in the 1850s were related to us. While there is a William Hassall among the illegitimate siblings of John Hassall (b1803) to Susannah Hassall, I can find no record of a Thomas Hassall in Stalybridge at that period?! Perhaps Thomas was the sone of William Hassall (b1809)?

An additional question is presumably there must have been a business in the family for them to have made enough money to have bought the house at 5 Hulley Street?

I really hope this makes sense as a series of questions as I don't have the exact details to hand and have typed this entirely from memory :S

Many thanks in advance

Jason

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Lancashire / Stannistreets -Warrington/Lancs areas
« on: Thursday 25 September 14 20:46 BST (UK)  »
Anyone know of anybody researching, or have any information about Stannistreet/Stanistreet families in the Warrington area from 1870s-1920s?

Many thanks,

Jason Tennant

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