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Offline Maiden Stone

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Re: Blackburn burials
« Reply #9 on: Wednesday 12 May 21 15:11 BST (UK) »
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I see by 1871 census that King George Eastwood was born in Meltham, Yorkshire, he was aged 30 and he was an overlooker. Susannah was head of household on 1881 census. Her marital status was married. This suggests to me either that she was separated from her husband or that he lived away for long periods, perhaps because of his work.
British people went to Russia in 19th century in connection with the textile industry. King George Eastwood had a supervisory position by 1871 when he was still a young man, so may have been the type of person who was sent abroad to help set up factories and train & oversee the workforce.

Possibility for Susannah's baptism. 14th Dec. 1845, St. Mary the Virgin, Bury; parents Samuel & Anne; Samuel's occupation painter.  Lancashire Online Parish Clerks  www.lan-opc.org.uk
Birth registration 1845 Bury South, mother's maiden surname Clegg.
Other Eastwood/Clegg birth registrations in Bury South: James 1838, Margaret 1840, Jacob 1843, Samuel 1848, Martha Anne 1850. Lancashire BMD  lancashirebmd.org.uk/birthsearch.php
Baptisms at St. Mary the Virgin, Bury. Also Susannah 1833 (died young) and William 1836.
Marriage of Samuel Smith & Anne Clegg at St. Mary, Prestwich 1832. Abode for both was Whitefield.
 
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Re: Blackburn burials
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday 12 May 21 15:58 BST (UK) »
That would make sense. It also appears that he went to New York in 1893 with his brother Mark.
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Re: Blackburn burials
« Reply #11 on: Thursday 13 May 21 12:44 BST (UK) »
2 other threads on the topic of people going to work in Russia.
"Oldham mill workers and Russian connection"
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=740401
"Healey family"
https://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?topic=847829.0
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