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Lancashire Lookup Requests / 1841 census Holgate and Lawson in Lancashire
« on: Monday 14 September 09 15:58 BST (UK)  »
My mother-in-law would be mortified to find that her gggrandparents were both illegitimate

1855 Marriage cert says
George Illingworth living Chatburn father John Holgate both farmers
Ann Lawson living Sawley father Gabriel Carter Shopkeeper.

Can anyone find these peple in 1841.  I have the bride and groom in 1851 living in Downham

George was born c1822 Grindleton, mother probably Sarah
Ann Lawson born c1824 Sawley

MaryA found me a lot of Holgates in the area but there doesn't seem to be a John who was a farmer.  It could be made up but a John Holgate was a witness.

Thank  you for your help


Completed Census Requests / 1841 - 1871 Holgate family COMPLETE thanks
« on: Friday 11 September 09 11:02 BST (UK)  »
I'm looking for Henry Holgate b 1799 Downham, Lancs?  He is probably living in Grindleton or Sawley.  He died in 1857.

Would also like to find his son Joseph Holgate.  I believe he is living at Green Head, Sawley

thabk you for your help


Technical Help / recording digital TV
« on: Tuesday 21 July 09 12:28 BST (UK)  »
My old TV broke yesterday so now I have a new one.  It is digital of course.  Now I don't need the digibox and I can't record on my video recorder so I'd like some advice on a new recorder.  I used to record lots of programmes to watch over the week, 4 different evernings up to 4 programmes a night, plus some in the middle of the day which I watched soon after.

What should I buy?  I'm getting a bit slow in my old age so it should be easy to work and watch at sometime.  Do I get a DVD recorder or what?  Any recommendations.


I'm having a clear out!

My family are not really interested in the family history and I feel 25 files will be too much for them to keep when I have gone so I thought I would try to cut it down.  I keep putting it all on CDs and send out to family members every Christmas.  I could  do some more for my children and grandchildren. Trouble is how many years will they last.

I thought I would keep the basic information like certificates and photos.  Also I thought of doing a family tree for each branch and keeping that.  I could print on the back of the paper to cut down.  With a bit of luck I could restrict the paperwork to two files and perhaps a box of extras.

What do you think?


Completed Census Requests / 1851 census Thexton COMPLETED THANKS
« on: Saturday 21 February 09 18:38 GMT (UK)  »
Looking for George and Alice Thexton.  The name is variously spelt as Thaxton, Theakstone and variations

In 1841 they were in Nateby but before that Kirkby Stephen so possibly in Lancashire, Cumbria, Westmoreland or Yorkshire.

George Thaxton aged 30
Alice aged 30
James aged 8
George aged 6
Mary aged 4
Thomas aged 2
Joseph 7months

I've looked at the indexes on Genes and Findmypast and nothing comes up.

Thankyou for your help



Completed Census Requests / 1841-1871 Census Ribblesdale Harrisons COMPLETED Thanks
« on: Friday 06 February 09 15:26 GMT (UK)  »
Sorry about the common names

I'm looking for Richard Harrison bc1791 Gisburn
Isabella bc1803
all baptised at Tosside but probably born Easington or Gisburn

I believe Gisburn was in Yorkshire but is now in Lancashire

Thank you for your help


Yorkshire (West Riding) Lookup Requests / Giggleswick Parish records COMPLETED
« on: Sunday 11 January 09 12:03 GMT (UK)  »
Does anyone have access to marriages in 1821 at St Alkedas Church Giggleswick?

I'm looking for a marriage of Richard Harrison and Isabella Hargreaves supposedly on 29 September 1821.  This is mentioned in a book "The Harrisons of Gisburn" but it not on the IGI excepts as entered by a member of the LDS Church.  It is not on the Hugh Wallis site.  I'm wondering if this is a mistake and could do with a check.

Thank you


Completed Census Requests / 1851 census Page in Westmorland Completed thanks
« on: Thursday 01 January 09 18:17 GMT (UK)  »
Can anyone help please

Looking for William Page and wife Isabella.  I don't know when or where they were born but they were married in 1831 Ravenstonedale

Children were
Isabella 1832
John 1834
Ann 1835
Thomas 1837
William 1839
Ann 1842
all baptised Ravenstonedale

Thank you for your help


The Common Room / Tattoo marks
« on: Thursday 13 November 08 15:49 GMT (UK)  »
Can you read these letters.  Are they N E L ?
And what are sailors marks?

Does anyone know?  He was never a sailor but did work in London Docks

Thabk you for your help


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