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    SueP, Don't be too harsh on her she may not...

    SueP,

    Don't be too harsh on her she may not have been allowed to take the child. Husbands had a lot more influence back then and she may well have been considered his chattel, by him if not still...
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    It is 24.14 on Alibris.

    Kris
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    I too have gone with gut feelings and assumptions...

    I too have gone with gut feelings and assumptions that the father had the same name as the son, that has led me astray before now, but you have to start somewhere. Do you have the names of the...
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    Perhaps for registration purposes Heaton Norris...

    Perhaps for registration purposes Heaton Norris came under Chorlton. It seems to have been a big district. Taking in Whalley Range, Chorlton, Didsbury Withington. So that could be a possibility.
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    There was a Thomas Williamson born to Thomas and...

    There was a Thomas Williamson born to Thomas and Elizabeth christened at the Cathedral Manchester on 28th Feb 1844.

    Another on 7th Feb 1844 born to Edward and Margaret.

    And yet another at St...
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    There is a Thomas Willamson on the 1851 census ...

    There is a Thomas Willamson on the 1851 census
    HO 107/2226/349/71

    9 Sutton Street. St Judes Parish Manchester

    Williamson Thomas 44 Labourer
    Elizabeth 42
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    He may well have been baptised in the Cathedral,...

    He may well have been baptised in the Cathedral, many people were so he wouldn't show up on a Parish register. What was his address when he got married?

    Where is he living on the census records...
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    Well I have the birth certificate and it is her....

    Well I have the birth certificate and it is her. Jean Mary Snell 16 May 1934 I wouldn't have thought of looking in Finsbury as I never considered she was probably born in hospital and in a different...
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    Let us know how you get on. Kris

    Let us know how you get on.

    Kris
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    I must admit it has been a very long time since I...

    I must admit it has been a very long time since I checked out the voters registers in Central Library, St Peter's Square. Manchester. So I expect things have changed, but they should be in the...
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    Have you tried the voters registers at Central...

    Have you tried the voters registers at Central Library? They may have him there somewhere. Long shot and tedious I know.
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    |jumphappy Thank you thank you thank you. I...

    |jumphappy


    Thank you thank you thank you. I didn't find that at all. It certainly sounds like the right one. Hackney would be the right area too. It never occurred to me to ask my mother when...
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    I will have a good look at 1936/37 deaths as my...

    I will have a good look at 1936/37 deaths as my mother said Mary was two when she died and my Mother was in hospital at the time. Well I know she had thyroid surgery in 1937 so it could be then.
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    Oh what an idiot I am! The Staines birth is the...

    Oh what an idiot I am! The Staines birth is the certificate I sent for and it was wrong. I haven't sent for the Finsbury one. It is all coming back to me now. Thanks for that. I may be able to forge...
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    Have you tried looking on the Manchester City...

    Have you tried looking on the Manchester City Councils, Cemetery records? I found my Gt Grandparents buried in the Southern Cemetery.
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    Well like fool, in a fit of housekeeping which...

    Well like fool, in a fit of housekeeping which doesn't happen too often, I didn't keep the certificate, but the fathers name wasn't my Dad it was Cecil or Cedric. The co-incidence was amazing.
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    Thanks for all the input. The child in the photo...

    Thanks for all the input. The child in the photo was about two and from the style of the clothing, I would say it was taken in the thirties. I have checked from 1930 to 1945. I feel the child wasn't...
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    Snell/Atherton

    I have been searching for years for a sister. There was a photograph of a child next to mine in our kitchen all the time I was growing up. My mother said it was my sister Mary who died. That is all...
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    It is my understanding that the Withington...

    It is my understanding that the Withington Workhouse Hospital about 1891 was State of the Art, and the very best hospital in the District. My Grandmother went into it for three days to have my Aunt...
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    It should be on the birth certificate.

    It should be on the birth certificate.
  21. Thread: Good day

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    Thanks, I can see I will be spending a lot of...

    Thanks, I can see I will be spending a lot of time here. It was just as well my mother didn't give a good answer because most of those she did give were somewhat fanciful, if not downright lies. The...
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    I am not sure you can rely on Marriage...

    I am not sure you can rely on Marriage certificate information. Both my mother and paternal Grandfather have their fathers as deceased and both were very much alive. My mother also had her father...
  23. Thread: Good day

    by Xantippe
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    Good day

    I am new to this site, and like what I see. I have been doing family history forever. Or so it seems but in reality it must be about 9 years off and on. At the time I was living in America and had no...
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