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Hi there,

Researching the Heap family, in particular Richard born circa 1801 in Kendal. Found a criminal case record showing that on 2 july 1839 Robert was found guilty of Larceny and sentenced to 18 Months imprisonment at Lancaster. Was wondering if the case was reported in the press. Thanks in advance


United States of America / Horrocks family travel to USA & back mystery help pleaseÖ
« on: Wednesday 09 August 23 12:14 BST (UK)  »
Hello there,

Iím at a crossroads and need help re the following information.

Iím Looking for information on the Horrocks family in particular Ellen Horrocks b 22 June 1892 in Massachusetts daughter of Edwin & Elizabeth.

Edwin travelled from England to US in 1890 and is listed alone on the Kansas Steam boat. Between then and 1892 his daughter Ellen is born. Ellen next appears in Bolton Uk on the 1901 Census living with Edwinís mother and family. Her father Edwin remarried in 1899 to Ellen Heaps and is recorded as a widow on their marriage certificate.

Questions raised are
 1. Did Edwin marry Elizabeth in the US? (Canít locate a marriage)
2. Did Elizabeth travel with Edwin in 1890
3. Did Elizabeth die in US or Uk

Iíve found a death record of an Elizabeth Jane Horrocks in Bolton 1894 wife of Edwin age 25yrs as a possibility.

Also found a marriage of Edwin Horrocks and Elizabeth Jane Bullock 1888 in Bolton.

I canít find any ships passenger lists featuring Elizabeth & Edwin as a couple (donít have a premium Ancestry account yet) perhaps they didnít list the spouse I donít know.. any help much appreciated

Thanks in advance


Hampshire & IOW Lookup Requests / Death of Lucy Cottrill 1902
« on: Saturday 05 August 23 16:42 BST (UK)  »
Hi there,

Iím trying to establish the circumstances of the death of a Lucy Cottrill in Christchurch, Hampshire in 1902. She was the wife of a wealthy businessman from Bolton Lancashire called Felix Cotterill. Lucy was only 35yrs old. Was wondering if there was an inquest reported about her death. Thanks in advance. Jayhen

World War One / Help with - WW1 Military Records re my wounded ancestor - Somme
« on: Thursday 03 August 23 17:46 BST (UK)  »
Good afternoon,

I'm asking for any help with regards to finding my great Uncle Thomas Norris military records.(if available) Thomas  is believed to have fought at the battle of the Somme where he sustained wounds resulting in the loss of a lower leg. Thomas was born 14/1/1895 in Chorley Lancs but would have been living in Farnworth, Bolton when he enlisted. Thomas fortunately returned from the war and took up occupation as a watch repairer and passed in 1963.  Many thanks in anticipation.


Library and FHS Lookups / Death Confirmation help pls Thomas Hesketh
« on: Wednesday 02 August 23 20:37 BST (UK)  »
Looking for any help regarding the confirmation/corroborating evidence re the death of Thomas Hesketh born circa 1784 in Atherton, Lancashire. He was the father of Thomas Manley Hesketh who became a wealthy master cotton spinner and Mill owner in Bolton during the Industrial Revolution. I found that in 1806 Thomas age 22 was recorded as a ĎGentlemení when he married Betty Manley. He then became a grocer and moved to Bolton with Betty where they had several children including Thomas Manley (born in 1813). By 1828 Betty was a widow and she married a John Stones in Bolton. This prompted me to try and find out what happened to Thomas her first husband. I found a burial (Lan OPC) in 1820 of a Thomas Hesketh age 36 yrs at Peel Chapel in Little Hulton (near Bolton) but there is insufficient information on that record to confirm its Thomas. The age fits but thatís not conclusive. Would really appreciate if anyone can unearth a record with more information. Thanks in advance.. Jayhen

Armed Forces / Help needed with "Cause of discharge"
« on: Monday 31 July 23 12:37 BST (UK)  »
Hi, can anyone assist with the cause of discharge for my ancestor during WW1 - "Cause of discharge 392 (xvi) A. Thanks in advance


Kent Lookup Requests / Help to find Missing Parents of John A Vickers
« on: Monday 13 March 23 09:26 GMT (UK)  »
  I would be very grateful for any help in assisting my search for the parents of John Anthony Vickers born 19 March 1866 in Greenwich, Kent.

He was baptised on 27 May 1866. His parents were recorded as John Vickers a solicitors clerk and Caroline was his mother.

In 1871 John Anthony age 5 years is living with an uncle Alfred King a schoolmaster at Brereton School in Cheshire. By the census of 1881 John Anthony Vickers is still living with Alfred King at the school.

I cannot find any trace of his parents (limited access to Census) I believe they were married on 24 Sept 1865 in Paddington. Father of John being William Vickers a Ďcoachmaní (no further info found on William at this stage)

Any help with  this puzzle would be very welcome.

Thanks in advance

World War One / Help please WW1 Soldier not listed on memorial
« on: Tuesday 25 October 22 17:28 BST (UK)  »

Hi, there. Iíve started on a quest to find out where, if at all my great uncle is listed on any memorial in his home town of Farnworth, Bolton. There is great confusion as on one website in Bolton his details are listed as follows:- Fox, Herbert-
Son of Edward Ernest and Margaret Fox, of 18, Clelland Street, Farnworth, Bolton, Lancashire. Enlisted under-age October
1915, 5th Bn., Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.. yet on the CWGC his details are as follows :-

Service Number: 105303
ē Regiment & Unit/Ship
The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
1st Bn.
a Date of Death
Died 29 August 1918
Age 18 years old
ē Buried or commemorated at
Country of Service
United Kingdom
Additional Info
Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Fox, of Farnworth, Bolton, Lancashire.

Iím wondering if someone could please help and search the WW1 service records to confirm which regiment he served with. Iíve attached his photo and Iím convinced the cap badge is that of the Loyal North Regiment.. He isnít listed on the memorial in Bolton of the Loyal North Regiment nor does he feature on the Liverpool regiment memorial.. so confused and would be very grateful for your assistance in order that Herbert can be remembered.. Many thanks in advance..

World War One / WW1 Records sought..
« on: Thursday 24 March 22 08:01 GMT (UK)  »
Hi there,
Iím desperately hoping someone can assist with obtaining the service records of my Great Grandfather Walter Daubney which Iíve mislaid!!.. They are needed for a publication which goes to press next month.
Walter was born on 25 August 1888 in Lincoln and was in the trenches in arras during WW1 beside his brother Frederick H Daubney who was killed by shrapnel. I believe Walter was discharged and then later returned but Iím not sure as it was a long time since I read the records. He was living in Bolton before and after the war. Any help would be greatly appreciated!.. kind regards Jayhen

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