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    I too have found the olde English derivation from...

    I too have found the olde English derivation from the stump (stock) of a tree (thanks for your reminder). The very early Stocker will (thanks for Alice's will in 1547) tends to favour that derivation...
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    Stocker timeline

    Family lore has my Stocker ancestor immigrating to Cornwall in the 18th century from Austria. Recognizing Stocker as a German /Austrian family name, perhaps all Cornish Stockers are descended from...
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    Mr. Greenhalgh

    Thanks to all for your suggestions. I am in contact with researchers who have access to Barrett's Directories.
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    I have to admit to a case of "mistaken identity"....

    I have to admit to a case of "mistaken identity". John Greenhalgh, ex-mayor of Bolton, did indeed live at "Sandhills" in Lytham St. Annes in 1881. Regrettably he died there in 1885. The other John...
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    Lytham St. Annes Directories

    Thanks for the Leicester University idea. No luck there. Years ago I have seen Barratt's Directiries in St. Anne's library and the Lancashire Record Office in Preston. Due to distance I cannot...
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    LYTHAM ST.ANNES 1894/5 DIRECTORY LOOKUP

    John Greenhalgh was born in 1813 in Ainsworth near Bury. In 1881 John Greenhalgh, gentleman, lived at "Sandhills", The Drive, Lytham St. Annes. In 1891 he lived at 10, Olivant Street, Bury. In...
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    FOUND!!! at St. Anne's Woodplumpton on August 4th...

    FOUND!!! at St. Anne's Woodplumpton on August 4th 1812 by license - Peter Danson and Betty Cornall. Thanks to Ancestry.co.uk free weekend.
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    DANSON marriage St. Michael's KIRKHAM

    I am seeking the marriage of Peter Danson to Elizabeth ? in 1815 +/- 10 years. I believe that they attended Elswick's Non-Conformist Church but would have been married at St. Michael's Kirkham. My...
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    Thanks for the family details of Elswick James...

    Thanks for the family details of Elswick James family. Like you, I believe that the Elswick James was married to Elizabeth nee Hoole but what record(s) and/or evidence are you relying on to tie the...
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    Great stuff! Any family members with James in...

    Great stuff! Any family members with James in Elswick in 1851? How about the 1841 census? I am trying to piece together James and Elizabeth's family. Only child I could find on Family Search website...
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    The last post could be very significant. Grace...

    The last post could be very significant. Grace Cornall was undoubtedly sister to the bridegroom,James Cornall. Grace herself was married at St. Michael's Kirkham on 14 August 1820, just seven months...
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    1851 CENSUS

    This dialogue has given me thought. Although Grace was dead before the 1851 census, maybe her siblings were still alive and gave their birthplace. I have just now searched for marriages and found the...
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    Yes I have seen the St. Michael's on Wyre...

    Yes I have seen the St. Michael's on Wyre marriage entry. She was Grace Cornall. I made a mistake about the 1851 census. On her Elswick grave memorial she was buried 26 January 1851, aged 59 years....
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    WOODPLUMPTON WORTHINGTONS

    Matthew Worthington, vicar of St. Anne's Woodplumpton, married Katherine Wilson on 5 August 1736. Mathew baptised all their twelve children at St. Anne's: Robert (1736); Thomas (1738); John (1739);...
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    Thanks

    Thanks for confirming what I suspected: the husband / widower inherited his wife's estate because the death of their daughter created an intestacy. Thanks. Sandgrown
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    Who inherited Mary Helena Irvine's estate?

    My ancestor, Mary Helena Irvine of St. Annes-on-the-Sea, Lancashire, wrote her will on 15 July 1940. Therein she left her entire estate to her only daughter, Ruth, aged six in 1940. She appointed her...
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    Belatedly I have found the inquiries email...

    Belatedly I have found the inquiries email address for PROV and have forwarded my inquiry direct to them.

    Sandgrown
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    Help with PROV please

    I shall be in Melbourne in January to visit the PROV in search of any and all details of my ancestor's farming life from his marriage in 1894 to his death in 1927. I have researched the PROV website...
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    Mystery Lesson

    Thank you all four for your lesson(s) in family research. A case of mistaken identity. Hugh son of Robert Threlfall was undoubtedly our iron turner in Preston with Elizabeth and family. Hugh son of...
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    The Mystery of Hugh Threlfall

    My great grandfather, Edward Sudell, had a maternal uncle, Hugh Threlfall, born 1849, Broughton, Preston. Edward's youngest, Lizzie (born 1914), my great aunt, recalled that "Uncle Hugh" emigrated to...
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    HARRINGTON

    Thanks to all and to Malcolm 99 for the link to Model Buildings.

    Sand grown
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    Charles Harrington 1901 census look-up

    Charles Harrington was my Uncle Fred's father. He was the second son of Henry and Emma Harrington and was born in Northfleet Kent in 1876. In 1881 they lived in St.George Bloomsbury. Where did they...
  23. Many thanks to jellylegs and sandy hall from...

    Many thanks to jellylegs and sandy hall from sandgrown
  24. George Hassal

    Many thanks - that is my George.

    Sand grown
  25. GEORGE HASSALL EDMONTON 1901 CENSUS LOOK UP

    George Hassall's daughter Clara, aged 24, was my Uncle Fred's mother. That's assuming that I have the correct George Hassall. Please look up George in the 1901 census for Edmonton to confirm that he...
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