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lancashireAnn

lancashireAnn Report 26 Apr 2013 23:05

one of the things which puzzles me is that on his marriage to Hannah Monkhouse James is described as 'chemist' (possibly an exaggeration!) in 1871 posted he is I think it is Chemical labourer rather than general lab (compare the 1st letter of occ with C of Cheshire) but on Michael's baptism he is a fish dealer!!

Peter

Peter Report 26 Apr 2013 23:05

He could be, but I have no idea. I've never been able to trace James Lever senior's family as they were two James Levers born c. 1815-1825 in Bolton, both with father's named William Lever!

That doesn't really help does it?

Peter

Peter Report 26 Apr 2013 23:10

Hi Ann, yes again I was confused by all of that ... in 1851 he is a unemployed labourer but in 1881 (from memory) he was a waterman ... what is this a sign off?

Advernturous career changer?

Peter

Peter Report 26 Apr 2013 23:31

Ok starting to get a little more interesting now ...

Looking on the Manchester marriage collection on ancestry:

Searching for Lever in Bolton, father William Lever, Weaver (as per the 1845 James Lever/Hannah Monkhouse marriage).

Found a possible brother William Lever, FISH DEALER married in 1845 to Margaret.

Peter

Peter Report 26 Apr 2013 23:32

Two possible brothers of James?

Name: John Lever Age: Full Marriage Date: 15 Jan 1840 Parish: Bolton le Moors, St Peter Parish as it Appears: Bolton-le-Moors Father's Name: William Lever Spouse's Name: Eliza Waring Spouse's Father's Name: Thomas Waring Reference Number: GB127.L243/1/4/27
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Name: William Lever Age: Full Marriage Date: 28 Jul 1845 Parish: Bolton le Moors, St Peter Parish as it Appears: Bolton-le-Moors Father's Name: William Lever Spouse's Name: Margaret Billington Reference Number: GB127.L243/1/4/32

Living Great Bolton
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lancashireAnn

lancashireAnn Report 26 Apr 2013 23:33

I see what you mean

though the James with William in 1881 is a waterman, the other James living in Weston is a general labourer

Peter

Peter Report 26 Apr 2013 23:42

Hmmmm have I been barking up the wrong tree?