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St Mary's, Kirkdale, Lancashire - John J. MOWFORTH

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Jackie Report 27 Mar 2013 11:06

Does anyone have access to these marriage records please?
According to Family Search John Joseph MOWFORTH married a Catherine Davies at St Mary's, Kirkdale, Lancashire on 29th July 1917. I am doing a one name study on the surname MOWFORTH and would love details of this marriage to confirm who this John Joseph is. Any help would be appreciated.


Andrew Report 27 Mar 2013 11:11

Only one birth in the name

Surname First name(s) District Vol Page

Births Mar 1885 (>99%)

Mowforth John Joseph Durham 10a 353



Andrew Report 27 Mar 2013 11:22

Death in Austalia?

Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
about John Joseph Mowforth
Name: John Joseph Mowforth
Death Place: Yarra, Victoria
Age: 69
Father's Name: John
Mother's name: Eleanor Frances Fox
Registration Year: 1954
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration number: 24062
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1885



Vera Report 27 Mar 2013 11:32

Re Andrews find....

Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation
Disability Where born Image
MOWFORTH, John Head Married M 24 1857 Signalman (Railway)
Cottingham, Yorkshire VIEW
MOWFORTH, Francis Elleanor Wife Married F 24 1857
Newbald, Yorkshire VIEW
MOWFORTH, William Wintly Son Single M 3 1878
Newington, Yorkshire VIEW
MOWFORTH, Sarah Jane Daughter Single F 1 1880
Elvet, Durham VIEW
Piece: 4953
Folio: 97
Page: 35
Registration District: Durham
Civil Parish: Elvet
Municipal Borough:
Address: Dearness Cottages, Elvet
County: Durham

Date of departure: 25 August 1890
Port of departure: London
Passenger destination port: Fremantle, Australia
Passenger destination: Fremantle, Australia
Date of Birth: 1885 (calculated from age)
Age: 5
Marital status:
Sex: Male
Passenger recorded on: Page 1 of 2


The following people with the same last name travelled on this voyage:

Chas MOWFORTH | Page 1 of 2 View transcript
Frances MOWFORTH | Page 1 of 2 View transcript
John MOWFORTH | Page 1 of 2 View transcript
Leonard MOWFORTH | Page 1 of 2 View transcript
Sarah MOWFORTH | Page 1 of 2 View transcript
Wm MOWFORTH | Page 1 of 2 View transcript


Report transcript error Ship: NAIRNSHIRE
Official Number: 96079
Master's name: P Wallace
Steamship Line: London Line Of Clipper Packets To Australia Fiji Etc
Where bound: Sydney, Australia
Square feet: 670
Registered tonnage: 2428
Passengers on voyage: 46

Regards Vera


Jackie Report 27 Mar 2013 11:36

Hi Andrew

Thank you for the information. I have only one John Joseph Mowforth in my study who as you have stated, was born in Durham on 21st Dec 1854 to parents John Mowforth and Frances Eleanor Webster. He married Florence Bertha Wills on 29th January 1927 in Elwood, Australia. John died on 17th November 1954 Yarram, Victoria, Australia. I have his Australian attestation papers that show him returning from the UK to Australia in June 1917, suffering from anaemia, with no mention of a wife etc mentioned on his record. This is the reason I would like the details of the marriage record in July 1917 to prove who that John Joseph Mowforth is as I have no record of any others.


Andrew Report 27 Mar 2013 11:36

Can't see the 1917 marriage in the records.....


Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 27 Mar 2013 11:53

It may have been a submitted record on Family Serach

This is the only Catherine Davies marriage for Kirkdale which is covered by West Derby reg district

Name: Catherine Davies
Spouse Surname: Buck
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1917
Registration district: West Derby
Inferred County: Lancashire
Volume Number: 8b
Page Number: 613
Find Spouse: Thomas W Buck


Cynthia Report 28 Mar 2013 14:02

Hello Jackie and welcome to the Community boards.

Just wondered if you had seen how many member on this site have the name Mowforth in their trees? There's gazillions of them and some have a John born around 1854.

If you click on Search (above) and then on Sear All Trees and enter the surname Mowforth - you will see what I mean. If you find any connections, you can contact the tree owners. Cx


Jackie Report 28 Mar 2013 19:32

Thanks to everyone for their advice. At least now I know that the John Joseph I have didn't marry in Lancashire.he didn't appear in the GROMarriage index but I thought perhaps it had been missed. I thought wrongly that the record on Family Search was part of their extraction programme and not a private submission. Thanks to you all for your speedy assistance. I'm grateful. I am already aware of all the Mowforth trees. Many have been taken from other trees and not original research. The Mowforth name is fairly rare and I've checked all the original records were possible. Thanks !