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James McConnell

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Madmeg Report 12 Jan 2013 00:13

Born 1857 in Liverpool. With family in 1861 and 1871, parents Joseph & Eliza, siblings Anne, Joseph, Elizabeth, Mary Ellen, Clara, William Herbert. Last 3 born Manchester.

Married Sarah Anne Jones, June 1880, Prestwich. Daughter Mary Winifred McConnell born June 1883 Prestwich. Known throughout life as Cissie.

Mary Winifred not found with her parents on any census. In 1891 she is with Herbert and Annie Holt. Annie is the daughter of James's brother Joseph. In 1891, Joseph is with this family. In 1901 she is still with Herbert and Annie.

James Mc Connell 24
Sarah A. Mc Connell 18
Jonathan Jones 40 FAther in law
Elizabeth Jones 16 Sister in law

45 Thorpe Street, Newton, Lancashire.

By 1891, Sarah A is remarried to Frederick Parr:

Frederick A Parr 22
Sarah A Parr 27
Robert W Parr 1
Tom Parr 1/12

But I can find no marriage of Frederick Parr and Sarah Ann McConnell, only that of Sarah Ann Jones.

My question though, is what happened to James McConnell. No death before 1891. No nothing, unless someone can tell me different.

Any help in finding him is appreciated



Vera Report 12 Jan 2013 05:48

I found a marriage for a James Mcconnell to a Jane Atherton in June 1885 Wigan just wondered if it might be your James.
I wonder if they both married as bigamists..especially as Sarah married under Jones...or that is what could have happened.
Only certificates could tell.
Or is this clutching at straws.!!

Regards Vera


Lynski Report 12 Jan 2013 06:10

I wonder if this is the James and Jane you found in 1891, Vera??

MCCONNELL, James Head Married M 32 1859 Factory Operative Wigan, Lancashire VIEW
MCCONNELL, Jane Wife Married F 29 1862 Wigan, Lancashire VIEW
MCCONNELL, Mary Victoria Daughter Single F 3 1888 Wigan, Lancashire VIEW

Piece: 3049
Folio: 36
Page: 21
Registration District: Wigan
Civil Parish: Wigan
Municipal Borough: Wigan
Address: 31, Upper Morris Street, Wigan
County: Lancashire

I can follow them through until 1911


Vera Report 12 Jan 2013 06:48

Yes, they are ones Lynski. But are they Madmegs??

Regards Vera


K Report 12 Jan 2013 06:59

I wonder if he could have gone to Canada?

This one is listed as a labourer as is the John in 1881

Name: James McConnell
Gender: Male
Age: 25
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1856
Date of Arrival: 14 Aug 1881
Vessel: Moravian
Search Ship Database: View the 'Moravian' in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database
Port of Arrival: Quebec, Quebec
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England; Londonderry, Ireland
Roll: C-4531


Vera Report 12 Jan 2013 07:09

Quite possible K...better than a bigamist :-)

Regards Vera


Madmeg Report 12 Jan 2013 23:05

Yes K, it is rumoured that he went to Canada. But if he emigrated in 1881 then he isn't the father of Mary Winifred., though named as such on her birth cert.