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Joan Report 10 Feb 2013 15:32

can't seem to trace a marriage for James Mather born about 1867 Worsley Lancashire. On the 1891 census he is listed a having a wife Alice who was born about 1869 in Swinton. I have tried records on GR and Ancestry. :-)


GlitterBaby Report 10 Feb 2013 15:37

Have you found them on later census

Is the name of wife and her birth place the same as 1891

Where are they in 1891


Flip Report 10 Feb 2013 15:39

1891 for reference:

James Mather
Age: 24
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1867
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Alice Mather
Gender: Male
Where born: Worsley, Lancashire, England

Civil parish: Worsley
Ecclesiastical parish: St Peter
Town: Moorside
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England

Street Address:


Condition as to marriage:


Employment status: View image

Registration district: Barton Upon Irwell
Sub-registration district: Worsley
ED, institution, or vessel: 10
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 3149
Folio: 137
Page Number: 25
Household Members: Name Age
James Mather 24
Alice Mather 22 <<Swinton
Annie Mather 2 <<Swinton


Helen Report 10 Feb 2013 15:41

Manchester, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1930 about Alice Potter
Name: Alice Potter
Birth Year: abt 1868
Age: 20
Marriage Date: 28 Jun 1888
Parish: Worsley, St Mark
Parish as it Appears: Worsley
Father's Name: William Potter
Spouse's Name: James Mather
Spouse's Father's Name: James Mather
Reference Number: M118/1/2/2
Item Number: 6
Archive Roll: 581

A possible


Joan Report 10 Feb 2013 15:42

Yes have found them on the 1901 census, that was where we started. He is the father of Frank Mather and we knew he had worked on the railways.


GlitterBaby Report 10 Feb 2013 15:43

It is on FreeBMD in the same registration district as the couple appear in 1891

Marriages Sep 1888 (>99%)

Hilton Eliza Emily Barton I. 8c 879
Marsh Peter Barton I. 8c 879
Mather James Barton I. 8c 879
POTTER Alice Barton I 8c 879


Joan Report 10 Feb 2013 15:45

thanks Helen, will check that one out


Helen Report 10 Feb 2013 15:47

Manchester, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1915 about James Mather
Name: James Mather
Birth Date: 3 Feb 1867
Age: 0
Baptism Date: 22 Feb 1867
Parish: Swinton, St Peter
Parish as it Appears: Eccles
Father's Name: James Mather
Mother's Name: Sarah Mather
Reference Number: GB127.L174/1/2/1