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William Worthington of Blackpool
« on: Wednesday 23 January 19 11:48 GMT (UK) »
Hello,
I am trying to research the ancestor above. He was born in 1863 in Blackpool and I understand he bought some land off the Clifton Estate but what happened then I don't know. He was a plumber and died in 1946 in Blackpool.
Does anyone know how I can find out more please?

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Re: William Worthington of Blackpool
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 23 January 19 11:53 GMT (UK) »
Probate index shows that he had effects over 7,000 when he died in 1946 - address 15 Lincoln Road, Blackpool
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Re: William Worthington of Blackpool
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 23 January 19 13:52 GMT (UK) »
Wow! Thanks!

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Re: William Worthington of Blackpool
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 23 January 19 14:14 GMT (UK) »
Sid -- you should also be able to find him on the 1939 Register with any wife (if she is still alive). This is available on both Find My Past and Ancestry.

You could order his Will, or the administration if there is no Will on line at the Government website 'Find a Will'.
https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/#calendar

It will cost 10 (or did) and you will receive notification by email when the Will is available to view on the Find a Will website.
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Lancashire, West Yorkshire, Southern Ireland, Scotland.


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Re: William Worthington of Blackpool
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 23 January 19 14:58 GMT (UK) »
Thank you - I shall investigate immediately!

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Re: William Worthington of Blackpool
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 23 January 19 15:33 GMT (UK) »
Having found the family on the 1939 this appears to be William's marriage

Marriages Mar 1891   
Button    Sarah Ann K        Fylde    8e   942    
Worthington    William        Fylde    8e   942

The 1911 census shows Removed by Moderator as this information is not available from a free search

Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: William Worthington of Blackpool
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 23 January 19 15:41 GMT (UK) »
Three of the four children

WORTHINGTON, HENRY  NOEL     BUTTON     
GRO Reference: 1899  M Quarter in FYLDE  Volume 08E  Page 704   

WORTHINGTON, ROBERT       BUTTON     
GRO Reference: 1897  M Quarter in FYLDE  Volume 08E  Page 725   

WORTHINGTON, CATHERINE       BUTTON     
GRO Reference: 1902  D Quarter in FYLDE  Volume 08E  Page 630

Can't seem to locate the fourth one.  Either missed off the register or maybe surname mis-transcribed.
 
Ashford: Somerset, London
England: Devon, London, New Zealand
Holdway: Wiltshire
Hooper: Bristol, Somerset
Knowling: Devon, London
Southcott: Devon, China
Strong: Wiltshire
Watson: Cambridgeshire
White: Bristol
Windo - Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire

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Re: William Worthington of Blackpool
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 23 January 19 16:14 GMT (UK) »
Re the land sale.
There may be something in Lancashire Archives. Catalogue of Lancs. Archives, LANCAT is online. Lancashire Archives has the Clifton of Lytham collection containing documents dating from Cuthbert Clifton's purchase of the Manor of Lytham 400 years ago onwards.
If William Worthington built on the land he bought there may be a planning application. Some historic planning applications are in Lancashire Archives.
You could do a simple catalogue search for Worthington and ignore any results outside his lifespan.

Have you looked for him in local trades directories? Local newspapers for adverts about his business, report of his marriage and death.
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Re: William Worthington of Blackpool
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 23 January 19 16:25 GMT (UK) »
Yes, he did build on the land after 1900 so I'll have a go at historic planning applications then....thank you!