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Vicci Report 8 Oct 2012 23:01

parents of Joseph Harris

Name: John Harris
Age: Full Age
Marriage Date: 10 Jul 1854
Parish: Liverpool St Paul
Spouse's Name: Mary Boyle
Father's Name: John Harris
Spouse Father's Name: Owen Boyle


Vicci Report 8 Oct 2012 02:40

could be the marriage of Thomas and Mary ann (although after the brith of the children)

Name: Mariam Walsh
Marriage Date: 26 Jan 1859
Parish: Our Lady of Reconciliation de La Salette
Spouse's Name: Thomas Canny
Father's Name: Jacobi Walsh
Spouse Father's Name: Petri Canny


Vicci Report 8 Oct 2012 02:21

Name: Catharina Caning
Birth Date: 21 Jan 1859
Baptism Date: 21 Aug 1859
Parish: St Augustine (Augustini)
Father's Name: Thoma Caning
Mother's Name: Mananna Wede (Maria anna)

on the original there is a handwritten note :

"Canon see no.78"

1861 census

Thomas Canning
Age: 48
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1813
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Mary A Canning
Gender: Male
Where born: Ireland

Civil parish: Birkenhead
Ecclesiastical parish: St James
Town: Birkenhead
County/Island: Cheshire
Country: England

Street Address:


Condition as to marriage:

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Registration district: Birkenhead
Sub-registration district: Birkenhead
ED, institution, or vessel: 27
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 141
Piece: 2644
Folio: 149
Page Number: 33
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Canning 48
Mary A Canning 33
Mary A Canning 11
Margaret Canning 7
Jane Canning 4
Catherine Canning 1


Vicci Report 8 Oct 2012 02:18

Georgium Canning
Marriage Date: 24 Jan 1856
Parish: St Nicholas
Spouse's Name: Annam Connelly
Father's Name: Joannis Canning
Spouse Father's Name: Patritii Connelly


Vicci Report 8 Oct 2012 01:29

Cannon and Canning

Name: Jane Cannon
Birth Date: 22 Oct 1856
Baptism Date: 19 Nov 1856
Parish: St Augustine (Augustini)
Father's Name: Thomos Cannon
Mother's Name: Maria Anna Wale

Name: Petrus Canning
Birth Date: 13 Nov 1858
Baptism Date: 28 Nov 1858
Parish: Holy Cross
Father's Name: Thomae Canning
Mother's Name: Maria Walsh

same family???


Vicci Report 8 Oct 2012 01:10

Mary Ann Canning
Age: 4
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1857
Relation: Daughter
Father's Name: George Canning
Mother's Name: Ann Canning
Gender: Female
Where born: Lpool, Lancashire, England

Civil parish: Liverpool
Ecclesiastical parish: St David
Town: Liverpool
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England

Street Address:


Condition as to marriage:

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Registration district: Liverpool
Sub-registration district: Mount Pleasant
ED, institution, or vessel: 7g
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 78
Piece: 2681
Folio: 43
Page Number: 13
Household Members:
Name Age
George Canning 34 b. ireland
Ann Canning 36 b. ireland
Ellenor Canning 8 b. manchester
Mary Ann Canning 4


Vicci Report 8 Oct 2012 00:48

census could be wrong with her being born in Ireland

Name: Maria Anna Canning
Birth Date: 9 Jan 1857
Baptism Date: 18 Jan 1857
Parish: St Peter´s Priory (liverpool)
Father's Name: Georgii Canning
Mother's Name: Anna Connelly


Vicci Report 8 Oct 2012 00:42

the connection woth the McCormick family from 1881

Name: Christina McCormick
Birth Date: 20 Dec 1880
Baptism Date: 29 Dec 1880
Parish: St Alban´s Church
Father's Name: Joannis Mccormick (aka John)
Mother's Name: Maria Anna Canning (aka Mary)

Christina McCormick
Relation: Daughter
Father's Name: John McCormick
Mother's Name: Mary McCormick
Gender: Female
Where born: Lpool

Civil parish: Kirkdale
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England

Street Address: 11 Bower St

Employment status:

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Registration district: West Derby
Sub-registration district: Kirkdale
ED, institution, or vessel: 36
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 3682
Folio: 79
Page Number: 13
Household Members:
Name Age
John McCormick 40 b. Ireland
Mary McCormick 27 (Maria Anna Canning b. Ireland)
Peter McCormick 6 b. liverpool
Sarah McCormick 4
Christina McCormick

appears that Maria Anna /Mary is sister of JANE >> edit or COUSIN


Barbara Report 6 Oct 2012 23:38

Thank you all so much - I have a cousin who was working in the
UK and researching the same family. He obtained the birth certificates for Joseph and Owen which both showed his parents as Joseph Harris and Jane Canning. Joseph was born 4 May 1883 at 5 Ensor Place and Owen 26 March 1889 at 20 Molyneux Street, Bootle. I noticed in the 1911 census Jane was shown as married but on Mary Catherines marriage certificate her father Joseph was shown as deceased. Also
in the 1901 census Jane (Widow) and daughter Jane were both in the workhouse. I can't find any mention of Thomas so far - there are just so many records to trawl through. Thanks again Barbara


ChristinaS Report 5 Oct 2012 13:45

Liverpool Catholic Baptisms

This could be the baptism for John. The parents look to be the couple who got married in 1878. This time being called Harris and not Harrison.

I'm assuming the mother's name was Jane and not James!

Name: Joannes Harris of 26 Luton St.
Birth Date: 12 Feb 1879
Baptism Date: 15 Feb 1879
Parish: St Alban´s Church
Father's Name: Josephis Harris
Mother's Name: James Canan

So, was your gt.grandmother's maiden name Cannon, Canning or McCormick?


ChristinaS Report 5 Oct 2012 13:27

Liverpool Catholic Baptisms

This child was born at 9, Bower Street
Your family were living in Bower Street on the 1881 census - with a McCormick family.

Do you have the birth certificate for your grandmother?

Name: Maria Catharina Harris
Birth Date: 16 Mar 1881
Baptism Date: 20 Mar 1881
Parish: St Alban´s Church
Father's Name: Josephi Harris
Mother's Name: Joanna Mccormick

Mike *

Mike * Report 5 Oct 2012 13:26

Joannam = John

Details from Anst tree shows Joseph's father as John

Joseph H Harris
Birth1859 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England

John Harris1831 –
Mary Boyle1831 –

Jane Canning1861 –

John Harris1879 – 1891
Mary Catherine Harris1880 –
Joseph Harris1883 –
Thomas Harris1886 –
Owen Harris1889 – 1901
Jane Harris1894 –


ChristinaS Report 5 Oct 2012 12:53

This is the Harrison/Cannon marriage:

Liverpool Catholic Marriages

Name: Josephum Harrison of 22 Luton Street
Marriage Date: 6 May 1878
Parish: St Alban´s Church
Spouse's Name: Joannam Cannon of 24 Luton Street
Father's Name: Joannis Harrison
Spouse Father's Name: Thomae Cannon

Witnesses: Thomas Polly - 13 Newport St.
Margarita Shannon - 18 Luton St.

Mike *

Mike * Report 5 Oct 2012 12:45

An Ancestry tree has Joseph with middle initial ( sometimes names are switched around)

Owen Harris
Birth ABT 1889 in Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Death Bef. 1901

Joseph H Harris 1859 – 1900
Jane Canning 1861

Mike *

Mike * Report 5 Oct 2012 12:40

Transcribed as Havis in 1891

Joseph Havis 33
Jane Havis 30
Mary Havis 10
Joseph Havis 7
Thomas Havis 5
Owen Havis 2

Mike *

Mike * Report 5 Oct 2012 12:37

Sorry, posted wrong one.

This looks like the right birth cert to check mother's maiden name or previous married name

Births Jun 1881

HARRIS Mary Catherine - W. Derby 8b 416


Reggie Report 5 Oct 2012 11:52

Not sure that Harris would be recorded as Harrison .........

Please also say where you got the info about Jane's maiden name

BTW................we all rely on internet sites for you aren't on your own


Gins Report 5 Oct 2012 09:27

Hi Barbara

Have you got a birth certificate for one of the children?

This will confirm the mothers maiden name



Vicci Report 5 Oct 2012 07:11

i would get the Cannon marriage certificate, there is no sign of a Jane Canning b. liverpool


LindaB Report 5 Oct 2012 03:29

For ref...1911..

Name: Jane Harris
Age in 1911: 52
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1859
Relation to Head: Mother-in-law
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Liverpool, Lancashire, England
Civil parish: Bootle cum Linacre
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England
Street Address: 38 Howe Street
Marital Status: Married
Registration district: West Derby
Registration District Number: 455
Sub-registration district: Bootle
ED, institution, or vessel: 9
Piece: 22415
Household Members: Name Age
Patrick Farrell 31
Mary C Farrell 30
Mary Jane Farrell 10
Patrick Farrell 7
Catherine Farrell 4
Jane Harris 17
Jane Harris 52

According to the census Jane is still married...states 33 years. Unable to find a marriage though.

Possible death for Owen...

Name: Owen Harris
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1890
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1898
Age at Death: 8
Registration district: West Derby
Inferred County: Lancashire
Volume: 8b
Page: 328 (click to see others on page)