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William Whitakers wife
« on: Wednesday 16 January 19 17:20 GMT (UK) »
William Whitaker was born about 1838 in Mitton Yorkshire, his father was John who moved to Wales  and became an iron founder.  In 1871 John and some of his children are in Flintshire, William isn`t with them, in 1871 William Whittiker unmarried  and  born Mitton  Yorkshire is a lodger in Bedford, Leigh, Lancashire, he is a machine fitter.
 By 1881 he is  in Wrexham  with his father and two siblings who are single ,   William is a widower.  His wife Ann died in 1878 aged 30 ( gravestone ).
 Who was she ? I have no clues, there is nothing in  the local papers and there are no  children born in the Wrexham district  and no grandchildren there in 1881. 
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Re: William Whitakers wife
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 16 January 19 18:46 GMT (UK) »
There is a marriage which took place at St Johns, Deansgate, Manchester 23 August 1871 between a William Whitaker, bachelor aged 33 (this gives yob as 1838) and Annie Ross, spinster, aged 23 (this would make her 30 in 1878) William's occupation is Machinist. His father is John Whitaker, also a Machinist. Annie's father is Angus Ross, a Traveller. Witnesses are Sam and Alice Butterworth.

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GRO ref is Sep 1871 Manchester 8d 602

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Re: William Whitakers wife
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 16 January 19 18:58 GMT (UK) »
That looks good, I'm not on FindMyPast, but the other one. Thank you.
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Re: William Whitakers wife
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 16 January 19 19:08 GMT (UK) »
Was she a milliner, found a possible born Scotland in 1871 , a lodger in Hulme, Chorton.
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Re: William Whitakers wife
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 16 January 19 19:27 GMT (UK) »
The marriage entry doesn't give an occupation for Annie. They both give an address of Upper Duke Street, but exactly where that is isn't specified.

I have also looked for Whitaker/Ross births in Lancashire but can't see any.

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Re: William Whitakers wife
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 16 January 19 20:26 GMT (UK) »
He married again in 1885 in Wrexham, another Annie, and 1911 has her also born Scotland,  he didn't like change 😁
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Re: William Whitakers wife
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 16 January 19 20:27 GMT (UK) »
Is that on FindMyPast .?
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Re: William Whitakers wife
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 16 January 19 21:00 GMT (UK) »
He married a 41 yr old spinster Annie Johnson 16 September 1885 in Wrexham, by Licence. He is down as an Engineer, father John, an Engineer. Her father was William Johnson, Inn Keeper. His residence Rhosddu and hers Hope Street. Witnesses were Samuel Richard Johnson and Sarah Ann Whitaker.

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Re: William Whitakers wife
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 16 January 19 21:10 GMT (UK) »
Thank you very much.
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