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Challenge - Henry RATCLIFFE, Bury Lancs
« on: Tuesday 11 July 06 09:10 BST (UK) »
I'm trying to help someone out with a query.

Henry RATCLIFFE/RADCLIFFE married Mary WARBURTON 19th July 1835 at St Mary, Bury, a double wedding with another Henry RATCLIFFE/RADCLIFFE who married Jane LEE (friend has photocopy of both register entries).

Son William was born 2 Jan 1836 and baptised 28 Jan 1836 at St Mary's, Bury (Henry shown as Labourer, Bell Lane, Bury).

In 1841, Mary is living with her mother Sarah WARBURTON at Holling Bank, HO107/538/4/31 Page 4.

In 1851, Mary is living at Bell Lane, Bury, HO107 2215/293 Page 79 and still shown as married.

In 1856 Mary remarried at Bury as a widow, and William married in 1861 (father Henry shown as Decd Quarryman)

So I think there are two possible scenarios (maybe more!!):
1.  Henry died between 1835/6 and 1841 and the 1851 is a mistake
2.  Henry died between 1851 and 1856.

The Henry RATCLIFFE who died Mar Q 1840 Bury 21/235 is the wrong one as he was only 3 years old (friend has this certificate).

Has anyone access to the burial records or MI's for Bury St Mary's who could have a look for any likely Henry RADCLIFFE/RATCLIFFE's?  I realise that this may be a long shot - any other ideas gratefully received.

Census information is Crown Copyright, from

CHS: Barber(Tabley) Barlow(Antrobus) Blackshaw(Lymm, Mobberley) Blease/Done/Moore(G Bud) Owen(Netherton, Tabley) Spragg/Witter(Goostrey) Youd(Frodsham) Pennell Bankes Birchall Beckett
DBY: Higginbottom(Mellor)
HRT: Gurney
HRT/BED/ESS: Verney (Markyate St)
LAN: Davenport(Bolton) Schofield/Gurney(Oldham) Lord(Heap) Quinn(Manchester) Sutcliffe(Rossendale)
NTH: Tubb/Johnson(Hellidon)Brown(Kettering)
YKS: Scott(Clapham)