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alex

alex Report 2 May 2013 19:42

My mum and her dad were not close. Now my mum has passed away, I want to trace my Grandfather's family tree. All the information I have is that my Grandfather was called James Owen and he was a wholesale fruit merchant. This is the information on my Mum's marriage certificate. How can I find out more information? My Mum was born in Ermston,Lancashire.

Dea

Dea Report 2 May 2013 19:45

I think that will be 'Urmston' ? Lancashire.

If you could tell us who your mum was and when she was born we may be able to help?

Did she have any brothers or sisters?

Do you know her mum's name?

Can you give us everything you know please?

Dea x

Dea

Dea Report 2 May 2013 19:51

Was your mother Mary Owen who got married in 1942 ?

Dea x

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 2 May 2013 19:59

Hello Alex, welcome to the boards.

If you find your mum's birth record then obtaining a copy of her birth certificate will tell you more about her father.

Also, if she wasn't close to her father, what about her mother? can you tell us anything about her - it might help us track your grandfather.

patchem

patchem Report 2 May 2013 20:13

Alex has Mary Owen 1919 and Mary Owen 1890 in her tree.
No places of birth.

patchem

patchem Report 2 May 2013 20:17

Interesting:
Births Mar 1920
Owen Mary Owen Barton I. 8c 1360

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 2 May 2013 20:19

connected?

James Owen, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

Name: James Owen
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Urmston, Lancashire
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Schedule Type: Household

Fredk

Fredk Report 2 May 2013 20:20

patchem
Whoops wrong one Deleted

Dea

Dea Report 2 May 2013 20:20

This would be Mary's birth ??

Lancashire Birth indexes for the years: 1919
Surname Forename(s) Sub-District Registers At Mother's Maiden Name Reference

OWEN Mary Stretford Trafford STR/96/61

Dea x

EDIT - wrong one - it would be the one reg in 1920 above !

AnnCardiff

AnnCardiff Report 2 May 2013 20:20

connected?

James Owen, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

Name: James Owen
Age: 55
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Urmston, Lancashire
Relationship to Head of Household: Head
Schedule Type: Household

patchem

patchem Report 2 May 2013 20:21

?
Births Mar 1890
Owen Mary Alice Barton I. 8c 649

Fredk

Fredk Report 2 May 2013 20:38

For consideration

1901 Census Household Record
Household information
Address 3 Chadwick Lane
Civil Parish Urmston
Rural District
Town or Village or Hamlet
Ecclesiastical Parish Urmston St Clement
Parliamentary Borough or Division Eccles S E Lance
County Borough, Municipal Borough or Urban District Urmston
Administrative County Lancashire
Householder 1
Name Bertha Owen
Relation to Head of Family Wife
Condition as to Marriage Married
Age Last Birthday 28
Sex Female
Profession or Occupation Charwoman
Employment Status
Where Born Cheshire Maullon
Language
Infirmity
Householder 2
Name Ernest Owen
Relation to Head of Family Son
Condition as to Marriage Single
Age Last Birthday 4
Sex Male
Profession or Occupation
Employment Status
Where Born Lancs Fliston
Language
Infirmity
Householder 3
Name James Owen
Relation to Head of Family Son
Condition as to Marriage Single
Age Last Birthday 5
Sex Male
Profession or Occupation
Employment Status
Where Born Lancs Fliston
Language
Infirmity
Householder 4
Name John Owen
Relation to Head of Family Son
Condition as to Marriage Single
Age Last Birthday 7
Sex Male
Profession or Occupation
Employment Status
Where Born Lancs Fliston
Language
Infirmity
Householder 5
Name John J Owen
Relation to Head of Family Head
Condition as to Marriage Married
Age Last Birthday 38
Sex Male
Profession or Occupation General Agrecultl Labourer
Employment Status
Where Born Lancs Urmston
Language
Infirmity

Fredk

Fredk Report 2 May 2013 20:52

Same Family in 1911


1911 Census Household Record
Household information
Address 3 Chadwick Lane Urmston
Parish Urmston
Town Urmston
Type of Building Private House
Number of Rooms 3 Rooms
Inhabited Y
Reference RG14PN23628 RG78PN1376 RD463 SD3 ED6 SN330
Administrative County Lancashire
Registration District Barton Upon Irwell
Registration Sub District Stretford
Enumeration District 6
Householder 1
Name John Tomas Owen
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Condition / Years Married Married
Gender M
Age 48
Estimated Year of Birth 1863
Occupation Labour Road Sweeper
Employed Y
Working at Home N
Industry Davyhulme Urban Council
Place of Birth Urmston Lancashire
Householder 2
Name Bertha Owen
Relationship to Head of Household Wife
Condition / Years Married Married / 18 Years
Total Children Born Alive 9
Children Still Living 6
Children Who Have Died 3
Gender F
Age 38
Estimated Year of Birth 1873
Occupation House Work At Home
Employed N
Working at Home N
Place of Birth Moulton Cheshire
Householder 3
Name John Owen
Relationship to Head of Household Son
Condition / Years Married Single
Gender M
Age 16
Estimated Year of Birth 1895
Occupation Attendant Profession
Employed Y
Working at Home N
Industry Hotel
Place of Birth Flixton Lancashire
Householder 4
Name James Owen
Relationship to Head of Household Son
Condition / Years Married Single
Gender M
Age 15
Estimated Year of Birth 1896
Occupation Labourer Factory
Employed Y
Working at Home N
Industry Cotton Mill
Place of Birth Flixton Lancashire
Householder 5
Name Ernest Owen
Relationship to Head of Household Son
Condition / Years Married Single
Gender M
Age 14
Estimated Year of Birth 1897
Occupation Labourer Business
Employed Y
Working at Home N
Industry Station Book Shell At Fract Staff
Place of Birth Flixton Lancashire
Householder 6
Name Bertha Owen
Relationship to Head of Household Daughter
Condition / Years Married Single
Gender F
Age 9
Estimated Year of Birth 1902
Occupation School
Employed N
Working at Home N
Place of Birth Urmston Lancashire
Householder 7
Name Elizebtha Owen
Relationship to Head of Household Daughter
Condition / Years Married Single
Gender F
Age 7
Estimated Year of Birth 1904
Occupation School
Employed N
Working at Home N
Place of Birth Urmston Lancashire
Householder 8
Name Gladys Owen
Relationship to Head of Household Daughter
Gender F
Age 2
Estimated Year of Birth 1909
Occupation Infant
Employed N
Working at Home N
Place of Birth Urmston Lancashire

patchem

patchem Report 2 May 2013 21:21

Alex has James Owen, 1890, in her tree.

Mike *

Mike * Report 2 May 2013 21:54

Is this your mother's birth ?

Births Jun 1919
Owen Mary - Smith - Chorlton 8c 1076


Chorlton covers Urmston

MarieCeleste

MarieCeleste Report 2 May 2013 22:00

This birth would cover Urmston:

England & Wales, Birth Index, 1916-2005
Name: Mary Owen
Mother's Maiden Surname: Owen
Date of Registration: Jan-Feb-Mar 1920
Registration district: Barton I
Inferred County: Lancashire
Volume Number: 8c
Page Number: 1360

Without breaching Alex's privacy, I think her father was born 1918 (not that it's particularly relevant)

EDIT: Sorry Patchem - see you'd already posted this.

Mike *

Mike * Report 2 May 2013 22:09

Urmston is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford, in Greater Manchester, England, in Lancashire, it lies about six miles (10 km) to the southwest of Manchester city centre. The southern boundary is marked by the River Mersey and the Mersey Valley, with Stretford lying to the east and Flixton to the west. Davyhulme lies to the north of the town centre

patchem

patchem Report 2 May 2013 23:02

Urmston comes under Barton for the years in question, which is why I posted the 1920 and 1890 births.
http://www.ukbmd.org.uk/genuki/reg/districts/barton%20upon%20irwell.html

Cynthia

Cynthia Report 3 May 2013 10:58

As Alex is a new poster, I have sent her a friendly message on how to return to her thread. :-)

Dea

Dea Report 4 May 2013 08:56

This, I believe, would be Alex's Grandparents wedding but this makes her grandfather a William (not a James), and her great grandfather a James? - Or have I got confused somewhere?

Marriage: 8 May 1918 St Mary, Great Sankey, Lancashire, England
William Owen - 26, Produce Merchant, Bachelor, Urmston
Mary Owen - 28, Spinster, Sankey
Groom's Father: James Owen, Decd., Produce Merchant
Bride's Father: Thomas Owen, Decd., Farmer
Witness: John McHale; Lucy Farks
Married by Licence by: J.R. Jones Vicar
Register: Marriages 1913 - 1925, Page 48, Entry 96
Source: LDS Film 2147231

Dea x