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Quaker Family Connection
« on: Saturday 05 January 19 03:33 GMT (UK) »
Hello,
I reside in Australia and have been on site a few years ago but I'm looking for updates please on ancestral connection to the Quakers in the 1800's through the Harrison/Hampson family history. My grandfather was Thomas Harrison 1886 and married Sarah Ann Hampson 1884. My grandmother's mother was Sarah Ann Whalley 1849 - 1928 married to John Hampson 1847 - 1912. It was suggested that Sarah Ann Whalley came from a Quaker family and I have noted that there was also an area called Whalley in Lancashire.It is a broad question and difficult to localise but if anyone has any information, I will be grateful. John H.


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Re: Quaker Family Connection
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 05 January 19 04:45 GMT (UK) »
1881 census
71 Shuttle Street, Tyldesley with Shakerley, Lancashire

Hampson, John  Head  M  34  Ironmonger  b Wigan
Hampson, Sarah Ann  Wife  F  32  b Wigan
Hampson, Margaret Ellen  Daughter  F  9  SCholar  b WIgan
Hampson, Catherine  Daughter  F  6  Scholar  b WIgan
Hampson, Joshua  Son  M  4  Scholar  b Tyldesley
Hampson, John William  Son  M  1  b Tyldesley

Sarah Ann's birth registration:

WHALLEY, SARAH       JAMESON     
GRO Reference: 1851  D Quarter in WIGAN UNION 

or
WHALLEY, SARAH  ANN     MARSDEN 
GRO Reference: 1849  M Quarter in WIGAN UNION 

Have you looked at both of these Whalley marriages to see if there is and Jameson or Marsden quaker heritage?
Wemyss/Crombie/Laing (West Wemyss)
Givens/Normand (Dysart)
Clark/Lister (Dysart)
Wilkinson/Simson (Kettle or Kettlehill)

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Re: Quaker Family Connection
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 05 January 19 07:34 GMT (UK) »
When Sarah Ann Whalley married John Hampson 6 February 1870 at St Helen's (C of E).
States her father is James a weaver and his father is Joshua also a weaver.
Witness is John Whalley her brother and Ellen Eckersley.

1861 they are at 4 Back Vauxhall Road, Wigan
James Whalley 50 cotton loom weaver born Wigan
Catherine 49 wife born Wigan
Margaret dau. 21 born Wigan
John son 15 born Wigan
Sarah Ann dau. 12 born Wigan
Agnes dau. 5 born Wigan


Sarah Ann Whalley daughter of James and Catherine Whalley was baptized 19 February 1849 at All Saints (C of E) Wigan born 16 January 1849
At that time they were living on Club Row and father James is a weaver.

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Re: Quaker Family Connection
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 05 January 19 08:27 GMT (UK) »
James Whalley father of Sarah Ann appears to be the base born son of Ann Whalley of Scholes born 9 April 1811 baptized 23 June 1811 at All Saints (C of E) Wigan.

The Quaker records of Lancashire are on line at ancestry, there are quite a few by the name Whalley
in a town called Little Marsden Lancashire.

James Whalley married Catherine Marsden 26 May 1832 at All Saints Wigan witness is Robert Whalley.

Is it possible that over time Catherine's surname and the village/town where Quakers named Whalley lived became confused.

All records so far are Church of England

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Re: Quaker Family Connection
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 05 January 19 20:13 GMT (UK) »

 My grandfather was Thomas Harrison 1886 and married Sarah Ann Hampson 1884.
Confusion re dates. To what does 1886 relate? It can't be year of birth of Thomas if he married in 1884.

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Re: Quaker Family Connection
« Reply #5 on: Saturday 05 January 19 20:17 GMT (UK) »
James Whalley father of Sarah Ann appears to be the base born son of Ann Whalley of Scholes born 9 April 1811 baptized 23 June 1811 at All Saints (C of E) Wigan.

The Quaker records of Lancashire are on line at ancestry, there are quite a few by the name Whalley
in a town called Little Marsden Lancashire.

James Whalley married Catherine Marsden 26 May 1832 at All Saints Wigan witness is Robert Whalley.


All records so far are Church of England
Quakers in England were allowed to perform marriages even before 1837 change in marriage law.

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Re: Quaker Family Connection
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 05 January 19 20:25 GMT (UK) »
I don't see a Quaker place of worship for Wigan on GENUKI website. There must have been one nearby?
A useful website is Wigan World. www.wiganworld.co.uk

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Re: Quaker Family Connection
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 05 January 19 20:43 GMT (UK) »
Lancashire Online Parish Clerks website has a Wigan Resources page. It has a list of churches and a table "Wigan and relationship to other townships". Each township has a parish page. Also mentions Wigan Local Studies (Museum of Wigan Life)
 www.lan-opc.org.uk/Wigan/index.html
Select "Wigan Resources" from list on left

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Re: Quaker Family Connection
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 05 January 19 20:48 GMT (UK) »
Reply #3
Lancashire Quaker Records are on ancestry.