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Lancashire / Help needed, Newton Heath Manchester
« on: Sunday 27 February 05 19:15 GMT (UK)  »
Hi I really need help with this one.
Tom Dean my grandfather born 1895.
Tom's father was William and mother Hannah nee Pollitt.
I have William and Hannah's marriage certificate, they were married at All Saints church Newton Heath 30 Aug 1886. William was aged 21, Hannah aged 18.
William's father is named as Thomas occupation foreman. Hannah's father was John Pollitt occupation foreman. Witnesses John Henry Heatley and Jane Pollitt.
I have found William and Hannah on the 1901 census at 11 Victoria Terrace.Newton Heath.
William aged 33 and Hannah aged 33. so that would have them born 1867.
I have them both on the 1891 census at 70 Droylsden Rd Newton Heath, William aged 23 and Hannah aged 20. Also in 1891 I have Thomas Dean living at 19 Church St  Newton Heath aged 56 wife Ann aged 55. Have I lost you yet ???
Now I have what looks like the same Thomas in1871 occupation painter aged 34.
with a son William aged 4 so age fits.
I sent off for a birth cert  of William .born 1867 father Thomas and mother Ann formerly Berry. Father's occupation was given as labourer.
Now comes the tricky part, can I assume these are the same family?
I can't find a marriage for Thomas Dean and Ann Berry, I noticed a gap of 4 years between William's birth and that of his older brother so I tried that time as well in case there was a second marriage. I can't find the family in 1881.
Please can some of you clever people look at the info and see if I'm missing something obvious ???
sorry about this being very long but I have tried to include all the info I have. :)
Many thanks

The Common Room / Freehold on Birth Certificate?
« on: Thursday 17 February 05 18:51 GMT (UK)  »
I received a birth certificate today (unfortunately not the one I wanted) but I am intrigued by the details.
When and where born.    26 July 1867  Freehold
Father  Enoch Pollitt
Mother  Emma Pollitt formerly Willow
Signature, description and residence of informant.   The mark of Nanny Whittle, Occupier Freehold Oldham.
The birth was registered in Oldham, sub -district Oldham Below Town.
I am intrigued by this certificate, any explanations?

Lancashire / Typhoid Salford 1889
« on: Saturday 12 February 05 14:29 GMT (UK)  »
Does anyone know if there was a typhoid epidemic in Salford at this time?
My gg grandmother was living in West Craven St Salford and died in Dec 1889 of Enteric Fever which I believe was /is typhoid.
Any help much appreciated
Linda :)

Northumberland / William Allison/Margaret Waggott
« on: Sunday 30 January 05 14:00 GMT (UK)  »
Any info much appreciated :)
WILLIAM ALLISON married MARGARET WAGGOT 16th April 1841 at the chapel of NINEBANKS in the parish of ALLENDALE.
WILLIAM's occupation was given as MINER as was his father THOMAS.
MARGARET's father was RALPH occupation SMELTER.
They had a son THOMAS born 23 OCT 1841 at LANGLEY HILL HAYDON ALLENDALE.
Linda  :)

Lancashire Lookup Requests / McVeety Manchester 1841,1851,1861
« on: Sunday 16 January 05 13:01 GMT (UK)  »
I would be v greatfull for any help locating George McVeety,wife Margaret. George was prob born around 1822 in Ireland. He married in Manchester in 1840.Addresses given on cert were 6,Spencer St and 10 Canal St. I know of 1 son,Henry born 1846 at 17 Davies St. Henry married in 1867, address then was given as Scott St.  Any help much appreciated
thanks Linda :) :)

England / Henry Wathen
« on: Sunday 02 January 05 15:34 GMT (UK)  »
I am looking for info on Henry Wathen b London Bloomsbury <1816> father Charles, occ traveller.  Henry married Jane Daw in Bristol in 1840. occ varies from cheese dealer,labourer and grocers asst. Known children Orlando Henry,Maria Jane,Louisa and Edwin George. I have located him on 1871 census and I think by 1891 he had remarried and was living in Salford, his daughter Louisa had married and also moved to the Manchester area. On his marr cert in 1840 his address is given as St James Back?  Any further info much appreciated  :) :)

The Common Room / Divorced, deserted or dead?
« on: Saturday 11 December 04 21:03 GMT (UK)  »
My g.grandma, Kate Emily Maria Voigt married Patrick Christopher Melia in Manchester. Some time after 1901 he disappeared,oral history states he may have gone to America,but I have not found any proof. My grandma told me he had been declared "dead", but I wonder if they were divorced. My g.grandma married again probably between 1910 and 1920 to a soldier named Jack Randle (Randall), who had a daughter Florence May born <1908>. My mother born 1922 remembers getting a "pension penny" from her grandma every Tuesday. I just wonderd if anyone knew what kind of pension that would been? I haven't managed to find the 2nd marriage but if I did would the cert tell me if Kate was divorced etc? I really need help with this! thanks
Linda  ??? ??? ???

How to Use RootsChat (Please don't post requests here) / Caution or not?
« on: Wednesday 17 November 04 17:58 GMT (UK)  »
I received a message today from someone asking for help.There was no idea about what kind of help,or about what( the english was not very clear). The message aked me to reply to an e-mail address. The person who sent the message had only joined rootschat today and had not posted any requests.
I am concerned because if I reply to the e-mail address, my e-mail address is then known to this person,however I have received such a lot of help from this site that I would hate to think I wasn't" doing my bit to help others.
Any advice?

Lancashire Lookup Requests / 1841 Manchester McVeety
« on: Wednesday 17 November 04 12:32 GMT (UK)  »
this may be along shot!
George McVeety occ weaver
Margaret McVeety wife
I don't have an address but they married in 1840 and gave addresses as
8 Spencer St and 10 Canal St. George was probably born in Ireland.

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