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Eliza Jane Scowcroft 1870 Bolton

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Mark Report 20 Apr 2013 13:31

Eliza Jane Scowcroft b 1870 Bolton married James Haslam 28/12/1889 in Bolton. I am unable to locate on 1911 census. Thanks


Reggie Report 20 Apr 2013 13:42

Have you checked deaths?

Or emigration?

Have you searched using just forenames and birth info?


Mark Report 20 Apr 2013 13:43

Yes I checked emigration but nothing showing. Thanks


Reggie Report 20 Apr 2013 13:45

Where were they living in 1901?

Did they have any children about whom you haven't told us?


Reggie Report 20 Apr 2013 13:47


1891 census

Person: HASLAM, Eliza J Address: 14, Myrrh Street, Little Bolton, Bolton

PLATT, Thomas Head Married M 30 1861 Gardener
Harwood, Lancashire VIEW
PLATT, Agnes Wife Married F 24 1867 Cotton Weaver
Bolton, Lancashire VIEW
PLATT, Alice Daughter F 5 1886 Scholar
Bolton, Lancashire VIEW
PLATT, Margaret A Daughter F 1 1890
Bolton, Lancashire VIEW
PLATT, John Son M 0 (1M) 1891
Bolton, Lancashire VIEW
HASLAM, Eliza J Sister In Law Married F 21 1870 Cotton Weaver
Bolton, Lancashire


Reggie Report 20 Apr 2013 13:54

How old was James when they married?


brummiejan Report 20 Apr 2013 13:56

Do you have James' occupation?


Reggie Report 20 Apr 2013 13:57


Lancashire Marriage indexes for the years: 1894 SEPT Qtr
Surname Forename(s) Surname Forename(s) Church / Register Office Registers At Reference
HASLAM Eliza J SHARPLES Thomas Salford St Bartholomew Salford C43/8/448

1901 census

Person: SHARPLES, Eliza Jane Address: 79, Darwin Street, Bolton

SHARPLES, Thomas Head Married M 33 1868 Iron Planer
Chorley, Lancashire VIEW
SHARPLES, Eliza Jane Wife Married F 31 1870
Bolton, Lancashire VIEW
SHARPLES, Joseph Harold Son M 8 1893
Bolton, Lancashire VIEW
SHARPLES, Bertha Daughter F 6 1895
Bolton, Lancashire VIEW
SHARPLES, James Son M 4 1897
Bolton, Lancashire VIEW
SHARPLES, Richard Son M 2 1899
Bolton, Lancashire VIEW
HEYWOOD, Thomas Boarder Single M 25 1876 Mineral Water Carter
Bolton, Lancashire


brummiejan Report 20 Apr 2013 13:59

I wonder if you have them 1901? Did wonder about a re-marriage, though a bit out of area

Marriages Sep 1894 (>99%)
Arrowsmith Mary Jane Salford 8d 83
Gwilliam Annie Salford 8d 83
Haslam Eliza Habe Salford 8d 83
Haslam Eliza Jane Salford 8d 83
Nuttall Maria Salford 8d 83
Pollitt Thomas Salford 8d 83
Sharples Thomas Salford 8d 83
Thomas Eliza Salford 8d 83



brummiejan Report 20 Apr 2013 13:59

Snap Reggie!


Reggie Report 20 Apr 2013 14:00

You didn't respond to my query about having searched deaths......................!!


Deaths Jun 1894 (>99%)
Haslam James 54 Bolton 8c 259


Reggie Report 20 Apr 2013 14:01

It's called lateral thinking, Jan.............


Mark Report 20 Apr 2013 14:04

Sorry Reggie I new I had stated looked at Emmigration should of included deaths too. Many thanks for your assistance


Gins Report 20 Apr 2013 14:07

Manchester, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1930
about Eliza Jane Scowcroft Name: Eliza Jane Scowcroft
Birth Year: abt 1869
Age: 20
Marriage Date: 28 Dec 1889
Parish: Bolton, St Matthew
Parish as it Appears: Bolton, St Matthew
Father's Name: Thomas Scowcroft
Spouse's Name: James Haslam <<<<Stripper grinder?
Spouse's Father's Name: John Haslam <<Carter
Reference Number: GB127.L123/1/2/2


Reggie Report 20 Apr 2013 14:12

Name: James Haslam
Birth Date: 1867
Age: 22
Spouse's Name: Eliza Jane Scowcroft
Spouse's Birth Date: 1869
Spouse's Birthplace:
Spouse's Age: 20
Event Date: 28 Dec 1889
Event Place: Bolton, Lancashire, England
Father's Name: John Haslam
Mother's Name:
Spouse's Father's Name: Thomas Scowcroft

So the 1894 death wasn't his...............perhaps Eliza simply re-married.

The re-marriage (if it WAS her) was certainly out of area, which could be significant


Reggie Report 20 Apr 2013 14:16


Marriage: 7 Jul 1894 St Bartholomew, Salford, Lancashire, England
Thomas Sharples - 26, Planer, Bachelor, 107 Sunnyside St.
Eliza Jane Haslam - 24, Tenter, Widow, 103 Sunnyside St.
Groom's Father: James Sharples, Cotton Dresser
Bride's Father: Thomas Scowcroft, Boiler Maker
Witness: Aaron Smalley; Mary Hannah Smalley, (X)
Married by Banns by: G. W. Petherick
Register: Marriages 1891 - 1894, Page 226, Entry 448
Source: LDS Film 1786464


Reggie Report 20 Apr 2013 14:24

You should now be able to find them in 1911.........


Reggie Report 22 Apr 2013 09:32



Flip Report 22 Apr 2013 10:16

Well, think this may explain where James Haslam went:

James Haslam
Arrival Date: 14 Apr 1890
Birth Date: abt 1867
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Ethnicity/ Nationality: English
Place of Origin: England
Port of Departure: Liverpool, England and Queenstown, Ireland
Destination: New Jersey
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Servia
Search Ship Database: Search the Servia in the 'Passenger Ships and Images' database

Occupation Grinder.


Reggie Report 22 Apr 2013 10:18

Nice one, Flip, and also explains why his wife was with in-laws in 1891

I wonder why Mark didn't see that record.......he says he checked emigration