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Re: What is the first name of the letter writer?
« Reply #18 on: Friday 19 April 19 22:27 BST (UK) »
As it is a free weekend on Ancestry hopefully this link is to the marriage cert.

https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/2967/40366_293762-00794?pid=383459&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv%3D1%26dbid%3D2967%26h%3D383459%26tid%3D%26pid%3D%26usePUB%3Dtrue%26_phsrc%3DTQi5%26_phstart%3DsuccessSource&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=TQi5&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true

And yes, Charles is a widower

Father is John Whitaker “gentleman” which seems strange given Charles is a Cotton Spinner. On the other hand the daughters do have “private means” on the 1911
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Re: What is the first name of the letter writer?
« Reply #20 on: Friday 19 April 19 23:08 BST (UK) »
In 1851 John (a Merchant) has a wife Elizabeth and Charles is with them, plus another son George age 21.

Anyway, it is clear your Sarah Ann cannot be a daughter of John, sibling to Charles.
Am having trouble pin-pointing John’s birth c 1791.
There seem to be quite a few.
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Re: What is the first name of the letter writer?
« Reply #21 on: Friday 19 April 19 23:29 BST (UK) »
First two pages of letter
Added. Finished

My dear Mrs .....

Father
wishes me to write to you
to say how very sorry we
all were to hear the sad
news conveyed in the
newspaper you sent us.
I am sure it must be
a great trial & loss to
you all, & a terrible


blank in your home
circle.
It is always so but
 perhaps more so when
the head( ?) of the family
is taken (?) away.
Our sympathies very much
 with you all
In your great sorrow

I remember when Mrs
Bulimer(?) went to ?
sometime ago she
said Mr Garth was
very far from well
With our sincere & kind
Regards to you all
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Re: What is the first name of the letter writer?
« Reply #22 on: Saturday 20 April 19 00:39 BST (UK) »
Do you think this is the same letter writer?  This is also from Rochdale (this time the letterhead says Woodfield Rochdale.  The handwriting is similar but is it similar enough?
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Re: What is the first name of the letter writer?
« Reply #23 on: Saturday 20 April 19 00:53 BST (UK) »
I don't think this is the same letter writer.  In the first letter the writing slants to the right, in the second it slants to the left. 
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Re: What is the first name of the letter writer?
« Reply #24 on: Saturday 20 April 19 01:45 BST (UK) »
Lizzie? As in short for Eliza/Elizabeth?
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Re: What is the first name of the letter writer?
« Reply #25 on: Saturday 20 April 19 01:47 BST (UK) »
I think it’s a different hand. And what’s more it’s been sent to Mrs Garth, which looks like it might be same person as in the first letter?  You wouldn’t write two bereavement letters, would you?

Also, signature on this one is much more informal. And clearer. Sissie.


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Re: What is the first name of the letter writer?
« Reply #26 on: Saturday 20 April 19 11:05 BST (UK) »
When I first saw it, I wondered if the signature on the first one might be Lizzie, as Sue has suggested. Having now seen the rather idiosyncratic handwriting of the whole letter, I'm still of that opinion.
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