Genealogy Chat

Top tip - using the Genes Reunited community

Welcome to the Genes Reunited community boards!

  • The Genes Reunited community is made up of millions of people with similar interests. Discover your family history and make life long friends along the way.
  • You will find a close knit but welcoming group of keen genealogists all prepared to offer advice and help to new members.
  • And it's not all serious business. The boards are often a place to relax and be entertained by all kinds of subjects.
  • The Genes community will go out of their way to help you, so don’t be shy about asking for help.

Quick Search

Single word search

The British Newspaper Archive

British Newspaper Archive

Read about historical events at the time they were happening. Perhaps you'll discover your ancestor in their local newspaper?

Start searching


  • New posts
  • No new posts
  • Thread closed
  • Stickied, new posts
  • Stickied, no new posts

Who are we looking in for In Derbyshire?

Page 8 + 1 of 60

  1. «
  2. 1
  3. 2
  4. 3
  5. 4
  6. 5
  7. 6
  8. 7
  9. 8
  10. 9
  11. 10
  12. »
ProfilePosted byOptionsPost Date


Derek Report 4 Apr 2010 16:31

Sally..not by me.....why..what happened??



Sally Report 4 Apr 2010 15:07

hello derek was i aprill fooled ??????
i think i was
sally w


dotski Report 3 Apr 2010 11:05

could you help solve a Draycott Derbyshire birth of a Samuel Hooley born circa 1832 father John Hooley and see who the mother is? John Hooley was a Framework Knitter
It would save me a costly trip to Matlock records office,
Very grateful for any info


Derek Report 1 Apr 2010 08:52

Bossy boots MM Margaret says I've got to put up with it I probs..Happ April Fools Day..



Madmeg Report 1 Apr 2010 02:05

I don't like to hijack Derek's thread but he'll put up with it.

The Margerisons seem to have made only a brief forray into Derbyshie in the 1800s so Derek is probably relying on the same records as the rest of us (though he does seem to have very large sleeves!).

What sort of shop owned by Listers?

Which Lister? Relative of Catherine I assume.

Lots of Glossop records available, and I have contacts there. But this is perhaps not the right thread. PM me with details.




Rachel Report 1 Apr 2010 01:48

Hi Madmeg ya ...You helped me track them down was hoping Derek might find some parish registers for BMD's on his travels (with his broken ankle) and it was a while ago I asked him so I think you filled in the gaps meantime lol. And all the local info you gave the way do you know if there was a shop in glossop owned by Listers I think they may be Catherine's relatives somehow??
Have not managed to track down many descendants of any of the girls or John William so far :(

Derek I am living proof Catherine didn't die as she is my Gt Grandmother lol.
sorry to be a pain folks....also i am getting severe memory loss as now i have 405 people in my tree and I had about 33 at christmas !!
All Down to help on here !
thanks folks :)


Madmeg Report 1 Apr 2010 00:04

Rachel knows that Catherine Margerison pitched up with John Tierney around 1901, had 4 or 5 kids with him before marrying him after John Margerison died. Yes, Derek, the Dodds and the Towers are right. Sad situation in 1901 with some of the kids in a Workhouse (Oldham, I think), but they seem to have sorted out later. I did suggest to Rachel that she put up a separate thread on the Margerisons, which you could have joined in, but we did most of it via PMs.

My interest was cos I remember my mother (who came from Glossop) talking about the name Margerison in her childhood, but can't for the life of me remember anything else.

Hubby snaffled the malt. You'll have to break the other ankle!

No hatters in my family.



LaGooner Report 31 Mar 2010 22:30

Will be taking up the research on the dreaded 'M' family again soon so we can carry on where we left off. Very fast match tonight and not at all boring.


Derek Report 31 Mar 2010 22:20

Ha! you remember that we had a very special relationship going in derbyshire?? that` was the best tongue-wagging one!!
Some matych tonight!!


LaGooner Report 31 Mar 2010 22:07

Oh Derek you have started the tongues wagging again you rascal LOL


Derek Report 30 Mar 2010 10:27

Hi say that Catherine Lister (Margerison) did a runner from her child(ren)..........are you sure??

I foun John W in Woolley Bridge in with the Dodds..

I have since found Alice Dodd nee MARGERISON...the same lady as above..because both she and her husband John H came from Kendal in Cumberland...and i have found a whole family of Margerison up there.

So if I've got it right John W is the son of John and catherine???? then John senior is Alice's brother.......but I can't find him yet.
The reason I ask you if you're sure about Catherione's disappearance is that i have also found John W living in 1891 with another aunt and uncle..the TOWER'S..WILLIAM and ELIZABETH...and Elizabeth is ALice's sister!!!

John W was two years old..are you sure that Catherine didn't just die?? like in childboirth. or just after???


Derek Report 30 Mar 2010 09:30

Rachel.glad i haven't lost my touch..the John W finding was one of my better ideas..glad it ties in..and I have soemthing to go for now.

Thanks for the advicee on broken bones......but i prefer Madmeg's brand of TLC..Malt Whiskey.!! Margaret you're an angel, but as mad as a Hatterr!!



Madmeg Report 30 Mar 2010 02:08

Rachel, didn't we sort out the Margerison's between us? EEh I forget!

Derek, wot's this about a broken ankle, you never said nuffink about it! I'd have sent you a bottle of malt if I had known.

Now malt is that brown stuff that purports to be called whisky. You're probably not familiar with it.




Rachel Report 30 Mar 2010 01:55

Hi Derek

Sorry to hear about the ankle sounds agony!

John W is the child of my gt Grandmother Catherine married to John Margerison Woolley Bridge I have managed to get some info from another GR member about Catherine's children :)
Would love to see baptism info etc if its available as further evidence as this is the family she left :(
Thanks Derek



Derek Report 29 Mar 2010 22:12

Rachel..any link you know of with brampton Chesterfield?????



Sally Report 29 Mar 2010 18:29

hello derek did not know your ankle was broken hope it,s soon better
sally w


Derek Report 29 Mar 2010 17:41

Hello be honjest I'm struggling because the hayfield Records i have are very skietchy..and I csan't get to the matlock Records Office with a broken ankle......

However I had a look at the 1911 Census...and found what might be a snippet..even a Margerison!!

JOHN W MARGERISON born Padfield (same area as Hayfield Glossop)..aged 22 living with his Uncle and Aunt at Wooley Bridge in Cheshire....just over the border....

Their names wereJOHN H DODD and ALICE DODD 65 and 64 respectively..married 43 years...........which means that Alice must have been a Margerison with a brother who was John W's Father.......

I'll keep sniffing around!!



Rachel Report 29 Mar 2010 17:15

hi Derek

Any luck finding my Margerisons at all?


Thanks Rachel


Derek Report 29 Mar 2010 09:47

Thanks both....but things have got very slow..nobody wants me anymore..gushes tears of grief.......



Madmeg Report 29 Mar 2010 00:28

Oh, Yeah, Congrats pal.