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Mary Hocknall 1870-1954
« on: Sunday 14 September 14 10:52 BST (UK) »
My great-grandmother was born in Pleasant View, Thornham Rochdale, on 12 Aug 1870. Her mother died shortly afterwards. Her Parents were James Hocknall and Mary Milne. I can find no trace of her from this date until her marriage to Great-grandad in Sheffield in 1890. I knew her and loved her dearly and would love to know if anyone can help get through this brick wall. I do know her father was a lodger in house next door in the 1871 census but she is not. Eileen

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Re: Mary Hocknall 1870-1954
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 14 September 14 11:08 BST (UK) »
Hi

I cant see any trace of her in the censuses. I would guess that she was probably fostered out as her father couldn't cope with such a young baby, in which case she might be recorded under the name of her foster parents. Have you tried looking for her with grandparents or other relations?
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Re: Mary Hocknall 1870-1954
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 14 September 14 11:24 BST (UK) »
Another point to note is that her birth (and mother's death) were registered in Oldham? Royton subdistrict.

Birth: September qtr 1870
Oldham district    vol 8d, page 590
Hocknall, Mary

Death: September qtr 1870
Oldham district     vol 8d, page 457
Hocknall, Mary    age 21
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: Mary Hocknall 1870-1954
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 14 September 14 15:08 BST (UK) »
Hi

Looks like the father may have remarried

20 May 1872 at Christ Church, Croft, Lancashire.
James Hocknall  23, Fustian Cutter, Widower, Croft. Father: James Hocknall, deceased, Fustian Cutter

Mary Kemp  21, Fustian Cutter, Spinster, Croft.   Father: William Kemp, deceased, Fustian Cutter.

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In the 1881 census I think they are living in Warrington, with 4 children James, William, Ann Jane and Frederick, but no Mary.
Transcribed as HOCKENHALL on Anc*
Ref: Class RG11,  Piece 3796,  Folio 114,  Page 25.

Can't see them in 1891 but by the time of the 1901 census the family are in Sheffield, with 7 children.
Transcribed as HOCKNALL
Ref: Class RG13,  Piece 4382,  Folio 95,  Page 33.

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