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In which Parish does John Bowker live?
« on: Wednesday 09 January 19 23:49 GMT (UK) »
Hi Lancastrians

This has me stumped. Tried the Genuki Gazetter but no luck.  John Bowker of the Parish of ??? Moor.
This a Manchester marriage record from 1803. Hope some can help.
Thanks.
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Re: In which Parish does John Bowker live?
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 10 January 19 00:19 GMT (UK) »
I'm not convinced that the 2 letters preceding "Moor" are "of". I think they are last letters of the first word. Possibly e and y.
Which church was the marriage?

Edit. If you don't get an answer have a rootle around this website.
Historical and Genealogical Information for the region anciently known as the Salford Hundred now known as Greater Manchester
www.mancuniensis.info/index.htm

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Re: In which Parish does John Bowker live?
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 10 January 19 00:36 GMT (UK) »
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Re: In which Parish does John Bowker live?
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 10 January 19 00:55 GMT (UK) »
Might the word which looks like "Moor" be an abbreviation for Manchester? Ran out of space at the end of the line? Squiggle after "parish" might be "&".
Is it "John Bowker of this parish &  ____ of Manchester"?
 "Manchr" is on line below as well as part of bride's abode.

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Re: In which Parish does John Bowker live?
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 10 January 19 08:19 GMT (UK) »
If you look at the other entries on the pages of the register, they appear to have the same comment.  I believe it says "& Town of Mcr", some of the others are in more detail and spell Manchester in full, or "Manch".
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Re: In which Parish does John Bowker live?
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 10 January 19 20:49 GMT (UK) »
Hi Maiden Stone and BumbleB

Thanks for the clarification. Since the Record was for Manchester Cathedral I read the "this Parish" as the Parish because I was expecting it to be a different Parish from Manchester. But I agree with your interpretation.
Thanks to both of you from setting me straight.
Sincerely
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Re: In which Parish does John Bowker live?
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 10 January 19 21:01 GMT (UK) »
O and P.S. to Maiden Stone
Thank you for the link to Salford Hundred information. That is very useful. I was born in Manchester but never lived there. I have a couple of Salford families that I'm stuck on so I'll have a good look round that site.
Cheers
Venelow

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Re: In which Parish does John Bowker live?
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 10 January 19 21:05 GMT (UK) »
Hi Maiden Stone and BumbleB

Thanks for the clarification. Since the Record was for Manchester Cathedral I read the "this Parish" as the Parish because I was expecting it to be a different Parish from Manchester. But I agree with your interpretation.
Thanks to both of you from setting me straight.
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Venelow
Some letters of "this" may be partly worn away. I peered at the extract 3 or 4 times and changed my mind each time, hence deleted post. I couldn't make out the word after parish.

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Re: In which Parish does John Bowker live?
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 10 January 19 21:09 GMT (UK) »
O and P.S. to Maiden Stone
Thank you for the link to Salford Hundred information. That is very useful. I was born in Manchester but never lived there. I have a couple of Salford families that I'm stuck on so I'll have a good look round that site.
Cheers
Venelow
You must have lived there for your first few hours at least.  ;D
There's also Manchester & Lancashire Family History Society. (Includes Bolton) Website has list of churches with dates and other useful stuff.