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John Healey Taylor, born 1862 in Rochdale, married Priscilla Taylor in 1882, one of the daughter’s of my Great Grandfather William Taylor.  According to the 1891 Census, John was a Cotton Weaver.  On the 1901 Census he was not working, and was recorded as being an “Invalid for Life”.  John died in January 1903, aged 41 and was buried in Rochdale Cemetery.

Does anyone know what caused John’s injury, in between 1891 and 1901 and the date of that accident.  Which accident incapacitated him so much that he could not work ?

Free Photo Restoration & Date Old Photographs / Elizabeth Taylor 1791-1896
« on: Friday 18 December 20 12:07 GMT (UK)  »

Can anyone remove the "blemish" from the forehead on the photograph of my 4 x Great-Grandfather's daughter Elizabeth Taylor ?

I think she's just received her Gas Bill.   :)

New Zealand Completed Requests / "Pioneers of Marlborough"
« on: Thursday 03 December 20 11:35 GMT (UK)  »
I am looking for a book, “Pioneers of Marlborough” by Rex Alexander Weber and Suzanne Walker, published in New Zealand in 2005.

It is a family history, including anecdotes from the descendants of the Fuller family from Ireland who arrived in Nelson on the “Marchioness” in 1854.  One of the Fuller’s was Anne Taylor, a daughter of my 3 x Great-Grandfather Jeremiah Taylor.

I have search everywhere for the book without success.  No copies of the book were found in online book stores or marketplaces.  The only place I have been able to locate a copy is the National Library of New Zealand which is 11,600 miles away from where I live in the UK.

Does anyone know where I can get a copy of this book, or does anyone have a copy of the book and would be kind enough to let me know what it might say about Anne Fuller (Taylor) ?

Catherine McKenna, my Great-Grandmother, was born in Ireland in the mid 1830’s.  She came over to England from Ireland in the 1840’s and lived with her sister, Margaret McKenna  who was 14 years older than her, and her husband Bernard Hughes in Birkenhead near Liverpool.  In 1854 Catherine married my Great-Grandfather, William Taylor in Liverpool, and eventually settled in Rochdale, near Manchester, where she died in 1896.  Catherine’s father was Richard McKenna, and his occupation was “Corn Factor”.

On all the Census Returns from 1851 to 1881 it merely says she was born in Ireland, but on the 1891 it says she was born in Dublin.

Any help anyone can throw on the date and place of her Birth or Baptism would be much appreciated.

Armed Forces / Thomas Farraday, 42nd Royal Highlanders, (Black Watch), in the 1850’s
« on: Wednesday 27 February 19 10:59 GMT (UK)  »
I am wondering if some kind person can help me find the Service Records of Thomas Farraday who served with the 42nd Royal Highlanders, in the Crimea and the Indian Mutiny Campaigns, during the 1850’s.

Thomas Farraday was born in 1833 in Rochdale, Lancashire.  At the time of the 1851 Census he was living with his mother at Church Style in Rochdale.  I cannot find Thomas on the 1861 Census, so I am presuming that he was serving somewhere with the Black Watch at that time.  Thomas got married in Manchester Cathedral in 1866, he was then a Labourer so he had obviously left the Regiment.  This tells me that he served with the 42nd Royal Highlanders at some time in between 1851 and 1866, when he received medals for both campaigns.

I am looking for any information regarding Thomas Farraday’s service, in particular I would like to find the date of his recruitment and discharge.  If anyone can help me, I would be most grateful.

Can anyone help me find the second “missing” child of John Thomas Taylor and Mary Ellen Turner ?

According to the 1911 Census, my Grandparents, John Thomas Taylor and Mary Ellen Turner had four children.  I know the two who survived, Ronald and Percy, and of the two who died, I have identified Elsie, who was born 16th January 1904 and who died in January 1905, but I cannot find the second child who died before 1911.

John Thomas Taylor and Mary Ellen Turner were married at St. Stephen’s, Countess of Huntingdon’s Connextion Church, in Rochdale, on 17th September 1898.  I have searched the GRO records for children, with a Surname of Taylor and a Mother’s Maiden Surname of Turner, born in Rochdale in between 1898 and who died before 1911 and come up with three, Bertha born in 1899, Elsie born in 1904 and Doris, also born in 1904.  We know about Elsie, but Bertha and Doris are not related to us.

I am at a loss to know what to do next.  None of the descendents of John Thomas Taylor and Mary Ellen Turner, other than myself, are alive, so there is no-one to ask.  Any help would be most appreciated.


Handwriting Deciphering & Recognition / Poor Law Examination
« on: Saturday 05 May 18 15:37 BST (UK)  »

Can anyone “translate” this Poor Law Examination of Ann Faraday from “St. Matthew Bethnal Green Examination Book 1867” ?

Lancashire / "Bastardy Records" for Elizabeth Bamford
« on: Monday 26 March 18 14:29 BST (UK)  »
My Great-Grandmother, Elizabeth Bamford, was born in Rochdale on 29th January 1839 and baptised at St. Chad’s Church on 9th June 1839.  Neither her Birth Certificate, nor her Baptismal Record, names Elizabeth’s Father.  Her Mother was Alice Whitworth, who was married to a Richard Bamford.  Richard Bamford died in 1836, three years before Elizabeth was born, so I have a sneaking suspicion that he may not be my Great-Grandfather.

Can anyone suggest how I might find out who my Great-Grandfather was?  I have enquired at St. Chad’s, but they don’t have the Parish Chest Records going back to 1839.  I have also enquired at Touchstones in Rochdale, but they don’t know the where-abouts of any 1800’s “Bastardy Records”.

Any help or suggestions anyone has, would be most appreciated.

United States of America / Can any of our American “cousins” help ?
« on: Monday 30 October 17 15:03 GMT (UK)  »
Matty Farraday, the daughter of my 3x Great-Grandfather, John Farraday, was born in Rochdale, Lancashire around 1819.  She married James Boothman, at St. John’s Church in Manchester, on 24th September 1838.

On 8th September 1857 she arrived in America, on the “good ship” Manhattan, and settled in Christian County, Kentucky.  Matty appears on the 1860, 1870 and 1880 United States Federal Censuses, (under her more formal name of Martha).

I am led to believe that she died on 23rd March 1889 and could well have been buried in Christian County, Kentucky, but I have been unable to locate any “primary” documentation to support either of these facts.  Does anyone, on that side of “the pond”, know from where I could obtain the documentation to support this information?  If anyone can help, it would be greatly appreciated.

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