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Re: Berrington Workhouse
« Reply #18 on: Tuesday 05 September 06 17:46 BST (UK) »
Les

If it's difficult for you to get to Shrewsbury then please let me know ;)

You may have a long wait though as my list is huge :o

Thanks for the offer, that's very decent of you. If you get the chance I would be exceptionally grateful. I live in Cumbria, but if I manage to visit Shrewsbury before you reach me on your list I'll let you know.

Thanks again
Les
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Re: Berrington Workhouse
« Reply #19 on: Wednesday 11 October 06 11:40 BST (UK) »

Just an update people!!  I haven't forgotten any of the requests, I just haven't been able to get back to the Archives because of work commitments.

Fingers crossed that I'll be back there very soon :D
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Re: Berrington Workhouse
« Reply #20 on: Tuesday 02 August 11 20:46 BST (UK) »
Hi Garry, I know that your thread started 5 years ago, but I've only just found it by accident.  Anyway I think I might be able to help you with the Berriew Ashley lass!!  - She was my great grandmother!  Great grandad was in fact Albert Warburton Hanlon, born August 1880, but we like to think of him as "the rogue".  There is no evidence that great grandad and great grandmother ever married, although Albert does seem to have taken the Ashley name into his own. (Hence the census in 1901 and the marriage certificate mentioned in your messages), and great gran obviously thought that they were married.

The family story is that great grandad was a photographer/journalist in the 1st World war and was killed (no record of this happening though).  When great gran went to collect his pension, she was told that his wife (probably Sarah Reynolds) had already claimed it.  My grandad John AD Hanlon, was always known as Ashley rather than Hanlon, although the 2 older children remained Hanlon.  John Hanlon was Albert's father, and John Ashley was my great great grandfather, he obviously decided to combine the two on the marriage cert to Sarah.

I don't know when or where Albert Hanlon actually died.  You should be able to find Albert Warburton Hanlon, his father John Hanlon and his mother was Mary Ellen Warburton on the 1891 census in Lancashire. 

Again, sorry that it's taken so long for me to post, but hope that this is of help if its not too late.

Jane

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Re: Berrington Workhouse
« Reply #21 on: Wednesday 03 August 11 23:29 BST (UK) »
Hi Jane,
well, it is very good indeed to contact you!  This is quite an old post and I rarely if ever visit the site these days.  I do indeed know a lot about Albert Warburton HANLON - my great grandfather too (makes us half second cousins I think).  I have been in contact with a descendant from his "marriage" with Mary Ashley already, a William Roderick HANLON in Canada.  He's called BILL and has the surname KAMERMAN though he's reverted to his genealogically correct HANLON surname.

A lot of what you've said I've heard from him in part or full, also through another person descended from Mary's brother.  Yes, he was a rogue!  It appears that he didn't actually marry Mary ASHLEY, though they gave all the appearance of being married.  He did marry my great-gran Sarah Ann REYNOLDS in Newcastle upon Tyne, I have a copy of the cert though he marries as Albert Ashely-Hanlon!! 

It seems that things went quickly wrong - I believe each "wife" found out about the other.  Sarah was pregnant with my gran and ended up in the Workhouse at Berrington.  Mary had nothing further to do with Albert I believe.  Sarah remained officially married to Albert and became a widow in WW1 as you suggested.  Sarah married her common law husband Pryce ROBERT in 1928, having gone to work for him about 1903/4 and then taken in as his "wife".  Pryce was a widower with two lads, Sarah had my gran with Albert and the Sarah and Pryce went on to have two girls of their own.  So the five children were all brought up as "ROBERTS" even though they weren't married!!

I have also heard stories about how Mary never remarried and went on to be killed in WW2.

Jane, I would love to add you into my tree and wonder if you'd like to swap details - after all we are blood relatives  even though only in the "half" sense!!  I'll send you my e-mail address so I can send you details of my side of the family and also copies of the certificates I have.  Can't wait to hear how you fit in!!

Cheers,
Garry

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Re: Berrington Workhouse
« Reply #22 on: Saturday 27 April 19 17:18 BST (UK) »
As a newcomer to Rootschat I have only just discovered this thread, I have a Great Grandmother - Mary Ann Lawson (nee Long), Great Aunt - Maria Lawson and Great Great Grandfather Thomas Long, in the 1901 census as paupers in the Berrington Workhouse, I can't find any of them after this date. Mary's husband -Samuel Lawson is absent after 1891 census.
Even more odd is the fact that my Grandfather Thomas Charles Lawson appears in the 1891 census in Everton Industrial School for boys in Liverpool, while his parents Samuel and Mary Ann are listed in the 1891 census living with 5 of his siblings in Shrewsbury. I have searched the records on FindmyPast, but nothing came up other than what info I have already. I would be most interested if anyone can help, especially with admission, discharge records for Berrington and Everton Industrial School.
Linda