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Re: Brick Wall - Dawsons in Cheshire and Yorkshire
« Reply #18 on: Monday 18 May 20 16:19 BST (UK) »
Which 1881 with a Mary Ann are you looking at?
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Re: Brick Wall - Dawsons in Cheshire and Yorkshire
« Reply #19 on: Monday 18 May 20 16:46 BST (UK) »
Oh, the 1881 Doncaster area one, Denby Main, with the Norton family, and their (rather muddled up ) birthplaces.Ed11 piece 4686, fol37 p 47.
(I've been hunting around the census years and the various members of the family.) To add to the confusion, there's another where "Dawson" looks more like "Lawson". My brain is really aching now.)
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Threlfall (Southport), Isherwood (lancs & Canada), Newbould + Topliss(Derby), Keating & Cummins (Ireland + lancs), Fisher, Strong& Casson (all Cumberland) & Downie & Bowie, Linlithgow area Scotland . Also interested in Leigh& Burrows,(Lancashire) Griffiths (Shropshire & lancs), Leaver (Lancs/Yorks) & Anderson(Cumberland and very elusive)

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Re: Brick Wall - Dawsons in Cheshire and Yorkshire
« Reply #20 on: Monday 18 May 20 21:38 BST (UK) »
Thanks yes I see the one you mean with the arrow down to the birthplace mix up. 

I was wondering if there was a Scottish link with the name Agnes and they moved to Birkenhead area when they were young.

Is it feasible to look for a birth in Scotland for Agnes and/or Frances "Dawson" with a father William?
Or maybe an 1861 census entry. 
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Re: Brick Wall - Dawsons in Cheshire and Yorkshire
« Reply #21 on: Monday 18 May 20 21:50 BST (UK) »
There's a family tree that has Frances/Fanny down as a half sister to Agnes but no mother shown for either of them so perhaps that is why. 

The other marriage witness for Fanny looks like Robert Diggles?  More straw clutching but I wonder if he would lead to anything. 

Somewhat to my surprise there is a Robert Diggles on census in Normanton but don't see any link as yet.
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Re: Brick Wall - Dawsons in Cheshire and Yorkshire
« Reply #22 on: Monday 18 May 20 22:01 BST (UK) »
Wishful thinking but a daughter of Robert - Ann Diggles marries in Normanton 1870 - is one of the witness names Dawson?

Perhaps someone could have a look. 
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Re: Brick Wall - Dawsons in Cheshire and Yorkshire
« Reply #23 on: Monday 18 May 20 22:06 BST (UK) »
Dawson or Dowson

Initials....T W? T N? 
currently concentrating on a number of Staffordshire families.

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Re: Brick Wall - Dawsons in Cheshire and Yorkshire
« Reply #24 on: Monday 18 May 20 22:07 BST (UK) »
Wishful thinking but a daughter of Robert - Ann Diggles marries in Normanton 1870 - is one of the witness names Dawson?

Perhaps someone could have a look.

Hi everyone - thanks so much for all your replies. I'm just working my way through them!
I have just had a quick look at the Diggles marriage - what a good call Milliepede! Looks like a Dawson witnessed it - very interesting indeed! Maybe a J.W? Thanks so much for this suggestion. I've attached a screenshot.

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Re: Brick Wall - Dawsons in Cheshire and Yorkshire
« Reply #25 on: Monday 18 May 20 22:08 BST (UK) »
Dawson or Dowson

Initials....T W? T N?

It is a strange coincidence if it turns out to be no relation!

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Re: Brick Wall - Dawsons in Cheshire and Yorkshire
« Reply #26 on: Monday 18 May 20 22:12 BST (UK) »
I'm wandering off on a tangent now looking for Dawson's in Normanton.

Have found an Ellen Dawson who married an Abraham Armett in 1869.  Her father was William Haigh so she must have been widowed - wonder if her first husband was called William the elusive bricklayer!

Oh wait she was only 31 in 1869 so too young to be the mother of Agnes rats  :(
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