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Offline owdumlad

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TOWNSON Family
« on: Saturday 26 March 05 15:51 GMT (UK) »
I am trying to trace my wifes family from Colne Lancashire. Her Great Great Grandfather was Cork Townson and her Great Great Grandmother was Ann Townson. They would have been approx 42 and 35 at the time of the 1881 census.

They lived at
6 Cross St
Colne, Lancashire, England

If anyone has anything that would assist us in getting further information on the above subject , such as how to get birth certs or any other certs we would love to hear from you.

Thanks Tony and Janis 

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Re: Townson family
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 26 March 05 17:42 GMT (UK) »
Hi - hope this helps
On IGI:
Cork Townson was born 14/4/1838 and christened 22/11/1840 at Colne. His parents were William and Jane. He had at least one sibling,  a sister Rachel who was born 21/9/1840 and they were christened on the same day.
On FreeBMD:
His birth is registered in Burnley district June quarter Volume 21, Page 224.

Regards

Linnet

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Re: Townson family
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 26 March 05 18:08 GMT (UK) »
Here are some of the census entries

1871 - at Wilson Wood, Ingleton

Cork TOWNSON   31   Drill sergeant   B: Colne
Ann TOWNSON  wife   25  B: Howarth
Morrison TOWNSON   son   2  B: Howarth
Mary Jane TOWNSON  dau   3  B: Haworth



1881 - at 6 Cross St, Colne

Cork TOWNSON  Head   42  Cotton Warp dresser  B: Colne
Ann        "           wife     35                                          Howarth
Mary Jane  "        dau     13  Power loom weaver             "
Morrison     "        son     12   "           "      "                     "
William Alma  "     son     9     scholar    B: Ingleton
Sarah Annie  "      dau     5        "              Colne
Daniel Holmes "    son    3                       Colne
Ernest James  "    son    1                          "




1891  -  Church Meadow, Colne

Cork TOWNSON   52  Army pensioner & auctioneer  B: Colne
Ann      "               45 Housekeeper & draper                 Howarth
Mary Jane "          20  cotton weaver                             
William Alma  "     19  loom spring maker
Sarah Annie  "     15  cotton weaver
Daniel Holmes  "   13  App. loom spring maler
Ernest James  "    11  scholar





in 1901 -  11 Mason Street, Colne

Morrison TOWNSON  Head  Mar  32  Cottom warp dresser  B: Haworth
Martha    "               wife            31                  B: Salop,Hollin Wood
Cork   "                    son             6                   B: Colne
Elsie A.   "                dau             3                          "




Hope this is useful!
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Census transcriptions Crown Copyright, www.NationalArchives.gov.uk

Ardill,  Bourke/Burke, Bellwood, Bridge, Cain, Church, Cragg,  Dennell, Dunning, Gough, Haslam, Holmes, Jessop, Kidson/Kitson, Knowles, Markwick, Martin, Munden, Nickerson, Robinson,  Seddon, Whittle, Varley & Walpole.

Areas: Yorkshire, Lancashire, Norfolk, Marylebone & Tipperary

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Re: Townson family
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 26 March 05 21:14 GMT (UK) »
Hi Owdham Lad,

I had a quick search on FreeBMD and LancashireBMD not listings as yet but keep checking back as they update about once a month  ;)

Here is some information about applying for Certificates when you have found them listed.

http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/environment/birthsmarriagesdeaths/historians.asp

Best of Luck !

Sarah :)
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Re: Townson family
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 31 March 05 01:25 BST (UK) »
<b> Thank you sooooooo much to everyone that replied all of that information was really helpful.</b> <br><br>
I have one more question for all of you experts .... Whereabouts in the U.K. would we be able to request certificates e.g. Birth , marriage, etc.....
Thanks again for everyones help.

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Re: Townson family
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 31 March 05 09:39 BST (UK) »
See Sarah's link above !
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Census transcriptions Crown Copyright, www.NationalArchives.gov.uk

Ardill,  Bourke/Burke, Bellwood, Bridge, Cain, Church, Cragg,  Dennell, Dunning, Gough, Haslam, Holmes, Jessop, Kidson/Kitson, Knowles, Markwick, Martin, Munden, Nickerson, Robinson,  Seddon, Whittle, Varley & Walpole.

Areas: Yorkshire, Lancashire, Norfolk, Marylebone & Tipperary

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Re: Townson family
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 31 March 05 16:44 BST (UK) »
Sorry Kathy and Sarah , wasn't paying attention was I?  :-[

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Re: Townson family
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 09 August 06 14:26 BST (UK) »
Just a nugget you might be interested in.

Daniel Holmes Townson (b1878 (see above)), was married in Portsmouth in 1909 and served in the First World War as a Private in the Manchester Regiment with the service number 6868.  He was killed 19/1/1915 and is buried (or maybe just commemorated) in Colne Cemetery. For some reason he served under the alias "E. Jones" I would be interested myself if anyone knows anything more about him.

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Re: TOWNSON Family
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 13 August 06 08:58 BST (UK) »
Sure you will have got a lot further with your research by now but this is Cork Townson's death registration

Burnley  March quarter 1896  8e  200   (age 57)
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Census transcriptions Crown Copyright, www.NationalArchives.gov.uk

Ardill,  Bourke/Burke, Bellwood, Bridge, Cain, Church, Cragg,  Dennell, Dunning, Gough, Haslam, Holmes, Jessop, Kidson/Kitson, Knowles, Markwick, Martin, Munden, Nickerson, Robinson,  Seddon, Whittle, Varley & Walpole.

Areas: Yorkshire, Lancashire, Norfolk, Marylebone & Tipperary