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1881 Birth Place
« on: Saturday 04 May 19 22:34 BST (UK) »
Thomas Houghton and Ellen Gibson married 1874, Wigan and were living at 1 Watmough's Yard, Wigan in 1881.

I cannot find any background information on Thomas before he married, despite his marriage giving his father's name as James Houghton.

On the 1881 census I cannot decipher the birth location, other than Lancashire and possibly 'Lower'. Please could someone hazard a guess as to what it says.

Thanks in advance
Mooney; LancsUK, StaffsUK, Ireland
Wood; LancsUK
Unsworth; LancsUK
Brooks; LancsUK
Mason; LancsUK
Maria Oakes; LancsUK
Winstanley; LancsUK
Taylor; StaffsUK
Baker; StaffsUK
Tyldesley; LancsUK
Littler; LancsUK
Gornall; LancsUK
Stallard; LancsUK,WorcsUK,StaffsUK
Gallagher; LancsUK, Ireland
Perry; LancsUKIreland
Conway; Ireland
Thompson; LancsUK
Ellison; LancsUK
Didlock; StaffsUK
Hardman; LancsUK
Finch; LancsUK
Wilding; LancsUK
Joanna Connors; Ireland
Mary Ann Hodgson; Cumbria

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Re: 1881 Birth Place
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 04 May 19 23:34 BST (UK) »
It could be Lower Ground, maybe short for Standish Lower Ground near Wigan  :-\
Robbins - Wolverhampton.
Spooner - Monmouthshire & Wolverhampton.
Warner & Loundes - Dudley/Smethwick.
Dod(g)son - Heysham/Liverpool/Wolverhampton

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Re: 1881 Birth Place
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 05 May 19 05:52 BST (UK) »
It could be Lower Ground, maybe short for Standish Lower Ground near Wigan  :-\

I agree.  Provided that the last two vertical strokes at the end of the second word are an even more sloppy version of his already open d (see Ireland on the previous line), then it appears to be Lower Ground.

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Re: 1881 Birth Place
« Reply #3 on: Sunday 19 May 19 22:02 BST (UK) »
Thanks to both of you. I'm in agreement and will go with Lower Ground!
Mooney; LancsUK, StaffsUK, Ireland
Wood; LancsUK
Unsworth; LancsUK
Brooks; LancsUK
Mason; LancsUK
Maria Oakes; LancsUK
Winstanley; LancsUK
Taylor; StaffsUK
Baker; StaffsUK
Tyldesley; LancsUK
Littler; LancsUK
Gornall; LancsUK
Stallard; LancsUK,WorcsUK,StaffsUK
Gallagher; LancsUK, Ireland
Perry; LancsUKIreland
Conway; Ireland
Thompson; LancsUK
Ellison; LancsUK
Didlock; StaffsUK
Hardman; LancsUK
Finch; LancsUK
Wilding; LancsUK
Joanna Connors; Ireland
Mary Ann Hodgson; Cumbria