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Mother's half brother

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Mike *

Mike * Report 27 Jan 2013 14:18



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Thank you Mike this is Mary's record and she continued to live with her mother's family for many years following the girls in working in textile mills John however remains a mystery I don't remember him being spoken of when I was young only in the context of Mary's elder brother and have no idea what happened to him. My grandfather move to Ingleton in N Yorks to work in the mines where he met my grandmother their eldest son being born in 1916/17. He used to return to Burnley to visit his parents



Patricia please keep replies on your thread for all to follow

Mike *

Mike * Report 27 Jan 2013 14:04

For our reference ....



daughter Mary in 1911 is with maternal grandparents. ....

Name: Mary Terguson
[Mary Ferguson]
Age in 1911: 7
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1904
Relation to Head: Granddaughter
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Burnley, Lancashire, England
Civil parish: Burnley
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England
Street Address: 8 Parker St Burnley
Registration district: Burnley


Hom Melvin 60 - ( John on original)
Cathrine Melvin 52
Bridget Melvin 30
Ellen Melvin 25
Maggie Melvin 18
Mary Terguson 7 - ( Ferguson on original)
John Lelland 47
Pathrick Duinn 50

Mike *

Mike * Report 27 Jan 2013 13:58

The child was born after the marriage

Marriages Mar 1902
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Ferguson John Burnley 8e 363
Higgin Miles Burnley 8e 363
Melvin Catherine Burnley 8e 363
Tatham Jane Burnley 8e 363

Mike *

Mike * Report 27 Jan 2013 13:55

Did the mother die in childbirth ?

Deaths Sep 1905
Ferguson Catherine -26 - Burnley 8e 111

Mike *

Mike * Report 27 Jan 2013 13:54

John's year of birth is NOT correct.
He was born 1905 not 1906

He is one of these

Births Mar 1905
Ferguson John - Burnley 8e 184

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Births Sep 1905
Ferguson John - Burnley 8e 163

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 27 Jan 2013 13:51

Might the John in question have been Catherine's son, as he was a half-brother?

Name: John Melvin
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1896
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1907
Age at Death: 11
Registration district: Burnley
Inferred County: Lancashire
Volume: 8e
Page: 137



1901 England Census

Name: John Melvin
Age: 4
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1897
Relation: Son
Father's Name: John Melvin
Mother's Name: Catherine Melvin
Gender: Male
Where born: Burnley, Lancashire, England

Civil parish: Burnley
Ecclesiastical parish: St Peter
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England

Registration district: Burnley
Sub-registration district: East Ward

John Melvin 45
Catherine Melvin 40
Catherine Melvin 21
Bridget Melvin 19
Ellen Melvin 14
Margt Melvin 6
Martin Melvin 13
John Melvin 4

Jan

Mike *

Mike * Report 27 Jan 2013 13:50




1911

John Ferguson
Age in 1911: 6
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1905
Relation to Head: Son
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Burnley, Lancashire, England
Civil parish: Burnley
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England
Street Address: 14 Master St Burnley Lancashire
Registration district: Burnley


Martin Ferguson 41
Mary Ferguson 39
Bridget Ferguson 7
John Ferguson 6 .............. This must be the FLATELY one
Pat Ferguson 5
Thomas Ferguson 4
Martin Ferguson 2
Thomas Meintyre 26




Marriages Dec 1901

Everett Matthew Blackburn 8e 713
FERGUSON Martin - Blackburn 8e 713
FLATLEY Mary - Blackburn 8e 713 <<<<<<<
LINDSEY Angelina Blackburn 8e 713

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 27 Jan 2013 13:49

Just click 'edit' on your original posting, make changes, then click 'submit'.
Jan

Patricia

Patricia Report 27 Jan 2013 13:48

Please could you tell me how to change a date on the entry John's year of birth is correct but I have obviously got the wrong date for the death of his mother.Thanks a lot.

Mike *

Mike * Report 27 Jan 2013 13:44

There were 2 born in Burnley 1905

Lancashire Birth indexes for the years: 1905
FERGUSON John Burnley East Preston FLATLEY
FERGUSON John Burnley East Preston MELVIN <<<<<<<<<<


If you still want help you should untick the "Answered" status

brummiejan

brummiejan Report 27 Jan 2013 13:43

Patricia, you have marked Mike's reply as 'answered' - this implies you do not require any more info.
If this is not the case you need to 'un-answer' it!
Jan

Patricia

Patricia Report 27 Jan 2013 13:43

Sorry I will amend the entry

Mike *

Mike * Report 27 Jan 2013 13:37

Son John born 1906
mother Catherine died 1905

??????????????????????

Patricia

Patricia Report 27 Jan 2013 13:19

I am trying to find information about John Ferguson born in Burnley 1905. He was the son of my grandfather John Ferguson and his wife Catherine nee Melvin they also had a daughter Mary born in 1904 who I knew when I was a child, she was not married and died about 1989. By the census of 1911 my granddad was a widower his wife having died before 1911. The men in the family were employed mainly in the coal mines and the girls in cotton mills. I always believed that his eldest son died at a young age but so far have had no luck in tracking down a record of his death. Any help much appreciated