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The Common Room / Divorce 19th Century
« on: Thursday 21 June 07 20:37 BST (UK)  »
I have recently read many of the posts, including the knowledgeable replies and comments on the above subject. As I have an instance of bigamy in my tree I thought it would be interesting to members to read the following.

My G. Grandmother, Ann Lord, married James Butterworth in Bury on 30 May 1874, they had two children, Alice Ann and Elizabeth Ellen, both born prior to 1881.

On the 1881 census Ann is living as married, with her two children, but there is no mention of James, and I have not been able to find him anywhere on the 1881 census.

My grandmother Ada (later known as Edith) was born 10 Oct. 1883, no father is
named on the birth certificate, but she was given the Butterworth surname.

It would seem that James left Ann and went to live with Ann(ie) Ingham, who bore him four children between Oct 1882 and Mar 1889. No father is named on any of the birth certificates. All born in Bury.

Jame's wife Ann remarried 13 Jul. 1889, (calling herself widowed) i.e. after the birth of the fourth of Ann(ie) Ingham's children, by, I assume, James Butterworth.

Ann(ie) Ingham and James were married in Rochdale on 4 Oct.1890, (James described as bachelor) and were living as man and wife in Bury in the 1891 census, although all children were still called Ingham.

Ann(ie) and James moved to Burnley, where they had two more children.

I am currently reviewing copies of the local paper covering the above period, a long but interesting task, to see if I can find any mention of divorce or desertion or whatever.

A postscript to the above is that I have been unable to find the death of James, and only the marriages of three of his daughters, but none of his sons!

I know it is not necessary to find the death of James but I think it would draw a line under his life, especially as he gave his name to my Grandmother.

Hope whoever reads this finds it interesting and not too boring.

Any comments and or remarks would be welcome.

Peter McLaren

Immigrants & Emigrants - General / lookup - butterworth
« on: Friday 23 March 07 20:13 GMT (UK)  »
I am looking for James and Ann/Annie Butterworth, and children, Elizabeth, Alice , John, James and Constance. They all went missing from Burnley post 1901 census.

Could they have emigrated? any help greatfully received.



Lancashire / Butterworth
« on: Thursday 22 March 07 11:40 GMT (UK)  »
There is a mystery concerning James and Ann/Annie Butterworth, and their children, Sarah Ann, Elizabeth, Alice, James, Thomas, John and Constance. They are all on the 1901 census, living in Burnley. After that there is no trace in Burnley, or anywhere else, except for Sarah Ann who was married on 19/10/1901, in Burnley. I cannot find any matches, for any event, after 1901, in any location.

Anyone any ideas or connections with this branch of Butterworth?

The Common Room / Illegitimacy
« on: Thursday 23 November 06 19:43 GMT (UK)  »
I have several illegitimate ancestors, in most cases I think I know the father, but no definite proof of this. Is there an accepted 'rule' in these cases for following the tree, ie., do I follow the assumed father's line or is it normal practice to ignore the male line in all illegitimacy cases.

There may not be an accepted approach, but I just wonder. Any comments would be appreciated.

Armed Forces / 71st Foot
« on: Monday 03 April 06 20:29 BST (UK)  »
That is all I have, could anyone fill me in with more information, please.

Unwanted Birth, Marriage, Death Certs N to S / Rhodes - Rochdale
« on: Monday 03 April 06 20:24 BST (UK)  »
See my post - Butterworth - Rochdale - s/d

Unwanted Birth, Marriage, Death Certs N to S / Stuart - Rochdale
« on: Monday 03 April 06 20:23 BST (UK)  »
See my post - Butterworth - Rochdale - s/d

Unwanted Birth, Marriage, Death Certs N to S / Stewart - Rochdale
« on: Monday 03 April 06 20:21 BST (UK)  »
See my post - Butterworth - Rochdale - s/d

Unwanted Certificates & Artefacts / Stewart - Rochdale
« on: Monday 03 April 06 20:17 BST (UK)  »
See my post - Butterworth - Rochdale - s/d

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