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Looking for my great great grandfather

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Nikhila Report 22 Mar 2013 00:09

Searching for the parents of William Fielding born 1799.He was married to Peggy Bury in 1826. I Think he died in a workhouse at the age 80+


AnnCardiff Report 22 Mar 2013 00:11

born where please?


AnnCardiff Report 22 Mar 2013 00:14

is this him?

Alice Fielding
England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening: 06 Jan 1828 Turton, Lancashire, England
residence: Tonge (near Bolton), Lancashire, England
parents:William Fielding, Peggy

Kitty Fielding
England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
birth: 15 Sep 1831
parents:William Fielding, Peggy

Jane Fielding
England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
birth: 03 Jan 1836
parents:William Fielding, Peggy


AnnCardiff Report 22 Mar 2013 00:17

Williams birth?

Name: William Fielding
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 23 Mar 1806
Father's Name: Ralph Fielding
Mother's Name: Mary
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: P00551-1
System Origin: England-ODM
GS Film number: 0924156-0924158


AnnCardiff Report 22 Mar 2013 00:18


Mary Anne Fielding
England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
christening: 17 Feb 1805 TURTON,LANCASHIRE,ENGLAND
parents:Ralph Fielding, Mary


Nikhila Report 22 Mar 2013 00:24


Sorry he was born in Lancashire


AnnCardiff Report 22 Mar 2013 00:27

well those I've posted are in Lancashire

Mike *

Mike * Report 22 Mar 2013 01:40


Name: William Fielding
Age: 42
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1799
Gender: Male
Where born: Lancashire, England

Civil parish: Whalley
Hundred: Blackburn (Higher Division)
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England

Registration district: Haslingden
Sub-registration district: Rossendale

William Fielding 42 - carter
Peggy Fielding 40
James Fielding 21
John Fielding 17
Ellen Fielding 15
William Fielding 13
Richard Fielding 4
George Fielding 2
Parker Fielding 3

all born in county


Nikhila Report 22 Mar 2013 23:21


Looking for parents of Elizabeth Shackleton born in ?Lancashire in 1740

Mike *

Mike * Report 22 Mar 2013 23:29

What connection is Elizabeth Shackleton to this thread ?

....and there is advice at the top of the board about how to post a request.

You haven't even acknowledged the research already posted.


lancashireAnn Report 22 Mar 2013 23:58

if the 1841 census is correct that Mike posted then William did not marry Peggy Bury but Margaret Parker

The 1851 & 1861 census both give mothers name for Parker (age 3mths not 3yrs in 1841) as Margaret., even tho she may have been known as Peggy ( a common nickname for Margaret)

Baptism: 9 May 1841 Chapel, Edenfield, Lancashire, England
Parker Fielden - [Child] of William Fielden & Peggy
Abode: Newhallhey
Occupation: Carter

Lancashire Birth indexes for the years: 1841 - mmn = Parker
Surname Forename(s) Sub-District Registers At Mother's Maiden Name Reference
FIELDING Parker Rossendale Preston PARKER ROSS/2/95

Marriage: 1 Jan 1816 St Mary the Virgin, Bury, Lancashire, England
William Fielding - Weaver, Bachelor, this parish
Margaret Parker - (X), Spinster, this parish
Witness: William Hall Crompton; Thomas Crompton


lancashireAnn Report 23 Mar 2013 00:01

another possible baptism for William

Baptism: 4 Aug 1799 St Bartholomew, Great Harwood, Lancashire, England
William Fielden - son of Henry Fielden & Margaret
Born: 3 Jul 1799
Abode: Harwood


lancashireAnn Report 23 Mar 2013 00:05


Please can you tell us which child led you to think his/her parents were William Fielding & Peggy Bury

Lancs bmd shows a William with mmn = Bury & a Jacob, Henry & Martha


Nikhila Report 23 Mar 2013 15:15


It wasn't a child I followed but a marriage certificate and on re-examnation the dates were all wrong. William would have been married before he was born! My excuse is I was I was giving up on finding a Peggy.
Thank you for your input


Nikhila Report 24 Mar 2013 15:25


Trying to find Elizabeth Shackleton ? married to William Fielding in 1761.
Both were born in Lancashire


lancashireAnn Report 24 Mar 2013 18:19

In what way were you trying to find them Jean?

their marriage is on Lancs-opc

Marriage: 10 Nov 1761 St Mary, Todmorden, Lancashire, England
William Fielden & Elizabeth Shackleton, x
Wit: Abraham Fielden, John Walton

but it is Fielden not Fielding. Fielden is a very common name in Todmorden

also a baptism of an Elizabeth Shackleton father Robert in 1843

How have you linked this William & Elizabeth to your William Fielding please

Maybe if you give us the details from the marriage certificate you were working from we can help prove it from there.


Nikhila Report 25 Mar 2013 20:26

In my copy of the marriage in 1761 Williams name is Fielding not Fielden and Todmorden is in the right area.So I assumed William was the right man but I seem to have lost him somewhere in the records
Can anyone help?


lancashireAnn Report 25 Mar 2013 23:56

On lan-opc, ancestry parish register (original copy with signatures) and the Todmorden & Walsden site the name is Fielden. It is even under this heading so I would guess it is Fielden




if you have access to ancestry this is the link to the parish register image

Where did you find it as Fielding please?


Nikhila Report 26 Mar 2013 15:15

Looking for parents of William Fielding born 1799 in Lancashire
He was married to Margaret (Peggy)Parker


lancashireAnn Report 26 Mar 2013 18:02

I think Fielding & Fielden were a bit interchangable depending on how the name was heard heard. Parker is registered as Fielding but baptised as Fielden. The children listed in the censuses on their baptisms it seems to vary from Fielding to Fielden.

Given the common nature of the name in that area it will be rather difficult to identify William's parents. It does not help that in 1841 William says he was born in 1799 & in 51, 61, 71 & 81 in 1795 but always his place of birth is around the Rossendale area.

Possibly the most accurate is Shuttleworth where Wm says he was born in 1851 census, which is also just up the road from where Margaret says she was born in the 1861 (Bank Lane)