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Henry Ashton
« on: Wednesday 10 February 21 08:37 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone please help with this name. Henry Ashton born around 1807 in Halewood I have tried unsuccessfully for some time on various websites to locate the birth of this man. I know he married twice. First to Ann (Lee) and after her death to Sarah Stewart. He was a gardener and appears in several census forms as born in Halewood. On his first marriage the witnesses are Ralph and Margaret Ashton. In the 1841 census there is a Ralph and Margaret Ashton living in Halewood Green, parents John and Elizabeth. I believe this could be his parentage but cannot find proof. There is a Henry Ashton born to a John and Betty Ashton born around the same time in Burtonwood but I believe he died age 29. The Henry I seek died in Southport in the 1880s.                                                                             
Most grateful for any information or pointers in the right direction.
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Re: Henry Ashton
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 10 February 21 11:30 GMT (UK) »
There are a number of Ashton’s born Manchester on freereg but only one Henry below.

Henry ASHTON   Baptism   9 Mar 1806   Lancashire   Manchester : Manchester Cathedral

Parents Samuel & Sarah

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Clarke, Trickett, Orton, Lawless, Norton, Detheridge, Kirby, Goodfellow, Wagstaff, Lowe, etc.

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Re: Henry Ashton
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 10 February 21 16:01 GMT (UK) »
Thanks Colin but every indication places him in Halewood or Liverpool.

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Re: Henry Ashton
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 11 February 21 06:56 GMT (UK) »
Hi,

Like you I can only see the one baptism and the death of a Henry age 29 in 1837 seems to be a logical fit.
Maybe you could obtain that death certificate - it might help to confirm a connection to the 1808 baptism or not. The GRO reference is Dec Qtr 1837 Warrington Vol 20 Page 493.

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Re: Henry Ashton
« Reply #4 on: Thursday 11 February 21 11:49 GMT (UK) »
Still no trace of a birth record for Henry, I did note the marriage record to Anne Lee on freereg
6 Jul 1828 in Liverpool, both single both of the parish. Henry was noted as a Carter at that time.

I note his subsequent remarriage, census records  and death in 1887.

I could not find the 1841 census you mentioned but the following information may help others.

OPR on Family Search

John Ashton, age 21, of Halewood Intended marriage 25 Sep 1801 Childwall, Lancashire
To Elizabeth Lyon, age 21. They married on 1 October 1801.

John & Elizabeth of Halewood, on freereg

Margaret ASHTON   Born 5 Jan 1804 Baptism 12 Feb 1804   Lancashire   Huyton : St Michael

Ralph Ashton baptism 21 Apr 1811 Childwall, Lancashire, parents John & Elizabeth (family search)

1851 - Halewood, Lancashire

John Ashton 73 Farm Labourer  - Bold, Lancashire
Elizabeth Ashton 73 Wife - Knowsley, Lancashire
Ralph Ashton 37 son - Halewood, Lancashire

Colin

PS The 1808 burial is on freereg.


Clarke, Trickett, Orton, Lawless, Norton, Detheridge, Kirby, Goodfellow, Wagstaff, Lowe, etc.

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Re: Henry Ashton
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 11 February 21 12:40 GMT (UK) »
I can walk to Halewood in 15 minutes - but - on the far side of Halewood is St Nicholas Church - I have been before to look for headstones .
 you say Henry died in Southport - a long way from Halewood in those days ..if you find the parents of Henry let me know - Austin Ashton - born around 1890 - he had 5 sons - 800 metres  from where I live ...all in their 70's /80's now but still alive - MOST Halewood residents were baptised / married or buried ast St Marys church Hale in those days
baptisms
Ashton
    Ann      7 Feb 1802
    Betty      24 Aug 1777
    Ellen      5 Aug 1781
    Ellen      1 Dec 1805
    James      19 Apr 1789
    James      27 Dec 1812
    John      27 Jun 1802
    John      7 Feb 1808
    Joseph      1 Feb 1784
    Margaret        23 Feb 1806
    Mary      30 Apr 1786
    Sarah      26 Jun 1803
    William          12th aug 1910
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marriages - only 2 and Henry is not there
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burials
Ashton
    Anne   5 months   1838
    James   22   1834
    James   1 year 3 months   1844
    John   56   1831
    John Penketh   53   1843
    Margaret      1795
    Mary      1798
    Mary   60   1835
    Peter   4 weeks   1823
    Peter   1   1842
    Sarah      1801
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Re: Henry Ashton
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 11 February 21 13:33 GMT (UK) »
Henry left a will. Perhaps he mentioned his relatives. Executor seems to have been his son John.

Will copies are cheap these days, though delivery may be slow.
Looking at ALSTON in south Ribble area, ALSTEAD and DONBAVAND/DUNBABIN etc. everywhere, HOWCROFT and MARSH in Bolton and Westhoughton, PICKERING in the Whitehaven area.

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Re: Henry Ashton
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 11 February 21 18:00 GMT (UK) »
In case it helps, witnesses to the second marriage - Thomas Sutcliffe and Margaret Ashton.
Cornwall: Allen, Bevan, Bosisto, Carnpezzack, Donithorn, Huddy, James, Retallack, Russell, Vincent, Yeoman
Cards: Thomas (Llanbadarn Fawr)
Glam: Bowler, Cram, Galloway, James, Thomas, Watkins
Lincs: Coupland, Cram
Mon: Cram, Gwyn, John, Philpot, Smart, Watkins
Pembs: Edwards (St. Dogmael's)
Yorks: Airey, Bowler, Elliott, Hare, Hewitt, Kellett, Kemp, Stephenson, Tebb

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Re: Henry Ashton
« Reply #8 on: Friday 12 February 21 07:28 GMT (UK) »
ColC: The details you have posted are what I believe to be his family. Margaret and Ralph sister and brother and John Ashton and Elizabeth Lyon his parents. It is only proof of Henry's birth and relationship that is elusive.
Garstonite: Henry was a gardener and with his second wife he lived as far north as the Lake District and finally settled in Southport. The offspring from his first marriage settled in the Park Road area of Liverpool and I can document most of them quite easily. St Nicholas in Halewood was not built at the time I am looking at for Henry so most baptisms are likely to be Childwall, Huyton, Prescot or even St Wilfs in Farnworth.

Thanks to all for giving your time. I have tried unsuccessfully to locate this man's birth for a long time so may have to give it a rest now.