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Balshaw, Goore, or Gore of Lancashire
« on: Saturday 06 April 13 18:36 BST (UK) »
Hello,

I'm looking for information on the families Balshaw and Goore (or Gore) from the area around Ormskirk in Lancashire (and also have some information I'd be willing to share on these families).  I've traced one line of Balshaws back to about 1713 but haven't been able to get further, partly because so many of them had the same given names.  And I'm having less luck with Goores, who married into the Balshaw family and seem to have had an enduring connection with them.  Any information on these families and the connections between them would be appreciated!

Cheers.
BALSHAW, GOORE or GORE, UNDERWOOD in Lancashire;
MORLEY in Wyresdale and Liverpool;
KINSEY in Liverpool and Cheshire

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Re: Balshaw, Goore, or Gore of Lancashire
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 06 April 13 20:50 BST (UK) »
I'm not sure how you bridge the time gap,but there are lots of very early Balshaw and Gore records here:-

http://archive.org/details/registersofparis01orms

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Re: Balshaw, Goore, or Gore of Lancashire
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 06 April 13 21:29 BST (UK) »
Many thanks, Roger.  There's much to browse through there.

Are you connected with these families?

Regards,

Jane
BALSHAW, GOORE or GORE, UNDERWOOD in Lancashire;
MORLEY in Wyresdale and Liverpool;
KINSEY in Liverpool and Cheshire

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Re: Balshaw, Goore, or Gore of Lancashire
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 06 April 13 21:40 BST (UK) »
No,I'm not connected.I can't find any intervening registers either I'm afraid.It might be worth looking for similar registers for nearby locations-Lydiate maybe?

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Roger

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Re: Balshaw, Goore, or Gore of Lancashire
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 06 April 13 22:34 BST (UK) »
Ormskirk
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St Peter and St Paul
John Balshaw,
buried
21st April 1569
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St Peter and S Paul Ormskirk
unnamed Gore wife of Henrie Gore
9th May 1558
Gunning County Down,Kneale Isle of Man,Riddle Tynemouth,Bibby Kendal/Bradford,Colenso Penzance/Barrow-in-Furness,Steele Corney Fell,Chapman Ely,Dawes Alfreton,Blamire Westmoreland and Ulverston
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Re: Balshaw, Goore, or Gore of Lancashire
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 06 April 13 22:38 BST (UK) »
Gilbert Balshaw seems a popular name in this area,
Gunning County Down,Kneale Isle of Man,Riddle Tynemouth,Bibby Kendal/Bradford,Colenso Penzance/Barrow-in-Furness,Steele Corney Fell,Chapman Ely,Dawes Alfreton,Blamire Westmoreland and Ulverston
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Re: Balshaw, Goore, or Gore of Lancashire
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 06 April 13 22:47 BST (UK) »
the first marriage within St Peter and St Paul
for Balshaw and Gore doesnt appear untill 1869

16th May 1869
Joseph Balshaw,full age bachelor ,paviour of Aughton
Alice Gore,her mark,spinster of Ormskirk
grooms father William Balshaw pavior
brides father Charles Gore,deceased
witness to marriage,
William and Mary Lawton
Gunning County Down,Kneale Isle of Man,Riddle Tynemouth,Bibby Kendal/Bradford,Colenso Penzance/Barrow-in-Furness,Steele Corney Fell,Chapman Ely,Dawes Alfreton,Blamire Westmoreland and Ulverston
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Re: Balshaw, Goore, or Gore of Lancashire
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 06 April 13 22:52 BST (UK) »
Thanks, Roger.  No joy on finding other parish registers in the area that are available to read online (I've checked Lydiate, Aughton, Sefton, Formby), but the links are nevertheless a great resource.  I really appreciate your help.

And Radcliff, many thanks for your responses, too.  My male Balshaws are mainly Williams, Thomases, and Johns.  They do seem to have used the same given names over many generations.  One of my Williams married Anne Goore at Altcar in 1777.

Does anyone know anything about Goore Balshaw?  He was the son of William and Anne and appears to have been convicted of manslaughter in 1809--yet sentenced only to six months in prison.  I'm trying to discover the story of this crime and the reason his sentence was so light.
BALSHAW, GOORE or GORE, UNDERWOOD in Lancashire;
MORLEY in Wyresdale and Liverpool;
KINSEY in Liverpool and Cheshire

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Re: Balshaw, Goore, or Gore of Lancashire
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 06 April 13 22:58 BST (UK) »
What an interesting name

St Peter and St Paul,
14th Feb 1805
Richard Gore Balshaw,,of Altcar
Rosetta Sephton of this parish
married by licence
witness to the marriage
William Balshaw and James Rigby
Gunning County Down,Kneale Isle of Man,Riddle Tynemouth,Bibby Kendal/Bradford,Colenso Penzance/Barrow-in-Furness,Steele Corney Fell,Chapman Ely,Dawes Alfreton,Blamire Westmoreland and Ulverston
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