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Lancashire / Re: Sarah Kelly - Domestic Servant?
« on: Tuesday 19 September 17 13:19 BST (UK)  »
I can`t see what the mystery is.

Father Henry Mathers name appears in the Rate Books at 50 Baxter Street, from 1870 to 1878 so Elizabeth got married from her parents house in 1878.  Robert Peel would just have lodged there possibly, or just used it as a "suitcase" address. 


The Common Room / Re: John moved to Lancashire from Cornwall in 1870s. Was this common?
« on: Monday 18 September 17 22:58 BST (UK)  »

My G.Grandfather and brothers also moved from Cornwall to Burnley in the late 1870`s.  Apparently the Burnley miners were on strike so the Bosses advertised for miners to work in Burnley.  They never mentioned that they wanted them to "break" a strike!!  I really don`t know the full details, although the Cornish Tin/Copper mines were in decline so they needed the work. There were loads of miners from Cornwall and Devon in Burnley on the 1881 census. 


Lancashire / Re: Kate curran
« on: Tuesday 08 August 17 17:01 BST (UK)  »
John Curran was buried in Dukinfield 13/04/1937, but no sign of Kate in the grave:
If you just put Curran in the search box it will show every Curran.
You can click on the Grave No. to see who else is buried in the same grave.


Lancashire / Re: Kate curran
« on: Tuesday 08 August 17 10:27 BST (UK)  »
I think this will be her death:
Kate Curran March Qtr 1969 Volume 10b page 220 aged 76 Ashton
The age is three years out  ;)  but it is only as good as what the informant thought.

You really could do with checking the 1939 register on Find my Past.  Unfortunately we are not allowed to give details.


John Lum and Susannah Hamer married at St. Mary, Elland 14th April, 1805.  Both made their mark.  Witnesses were two church officials by the looks of it.

Baptism St. Bartholomew, Ripponden
26th March, 1815
Hannah Lumb, daughter of John and Susy, Weaver of Barkisland
This matches her age on later census


Added family search have added a death for the above. but it is not correct.  The Hannah who was buried on 6th July 1819 was an infant (under 1) the daughter of John Lumb of Rishworth and wife Betty.

This is possibly Hannahs brother Benjamins baptism and would explain why she named a daughter Susan:

St Bartholomew, West Scammonden
Benjamin son of John a cotton weaver of Slack and wife Susan late Hamer
Born 9th February, 1807 and baptised 8th March, 1807

Slack is just below Barkisland

Can`t find her baptism at the moment.


Marriage St. Mary`s, Elland
7th February, 1836
William Haigh of this parish and Hannah Lumb of this parish were married by banns.
William signed and Hannah made her mark
Struggling with the witness names at the moment.


Lancashire / Re: Searching for John Hardy family/info 1800, Levenshulme
« on: Tuesday 11 July 17 20:58 BST (UK)  »
Looking at everything it`s quite possible that John had a change of occupation.  He may have had some sort of accident that prevented him from continuing his trade.  Failing eyesight being another reason.


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