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Offline JDGen

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Re: I can't find my great-grandfather
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 17 June 07 22:03 BST (UK) »
 ;D Louise - keep you busy for a while then!
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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)
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Re: I can't find my great-grandfather
« Reply #10 on: Friday 30 January 09 22:48 GMT (UK) »
Thanks to the 1911 census, I know that Cornelius William is definitely him, as it is there in his own handwriting - born Liverpool; he must have decided to "lose" his family after that.

Since originally posting, I have gone back a generation, and made contact with a few people on Genes Reunited who have connections with this family. If anyone on here has a connection, I'd be glad to hear from them
John Townsend (born Horndon-on-the-Hill, Essex), and his wife Sarah had children John, James Henry, Henry, Maria, Cornelius William, Catharine Emily, Thirza, Joshua and Phoebe Eliza, most of whom were born in Langdon Hills
Hurtley: West Yorkshire, Burnley
Slater, Pul(l)man, Shackleton: West Yorkshire
Holden: Shuttleworth, Tottington, Blackpool
Kay: Ribchester, Longridge, Manchester
Townsend: Essex, Liverpool
Wigglesworth: Skipton, Burnley
O'Neill: Belfast, Liverpool
Mumford: Essex, London, Pembrokeshire, India
Cox: India, Dover

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Re: I can't find my great-grandfather
« Reply #11 on: Monday 03 October 11 12:59 BST (UK) »
Hi
I have been looking up my family tree and came across this site. I think we might have the same great grand father. My grandmother was married to his son Arthur Vincent Townsend but got divorced and re-married. My mothers dad was lord mayor of salford between 1942-1943 Cornelius Townsend. If you get this e-mail me at (*).
I hope to hear from you
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Chris

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Re: I can't find my great-grandfather
« Reply #12 on: Monday 03 October 11 20:42 BST (UK) »
Definitely the same family!
Have emailed you
Hurtley: West Yorkshire, Burnley
Slater, Pul(l)man, Shackleton: West Yorkshire
Holden: Shuttleworth, Tottington, Blackpool
Kay: Ribchester, Longridge, Manchester
Townsend: Essex, Liverpool
Wigglesworth: Skipton, Burnley
O'Neill: Belfast, Liverpool
Mumford: Essex, London, Pembrokeshire, India
Cox: India, Dover

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Re: I can't find my great-grandfather
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 22 November 20 22:01 GMT (UK) »
I am the great granddaughter of Cornelius John Townsend. Happy to swap information I have. Not sure how we get in touch?



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Re: I can't find my great-grandfather
« Reply #14 on: Monday 23 November 20 09:17 GMT (UK) »
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Re: I can't find my great-grandfather
« Reply #15 on: Monday 23 November 20 15:18 GMT (UK) »
There are a few articles in the British Newspaper Archive relating to him. Worth digging through.
Houghton - Lancashire, inc. Manchester
Robertson - Angus
Collinge - Yorkshire, Lancashire, USA
Nedderman - Lancashire
Lane/Fryer - Kent