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Looking for biological father or siblings

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Kathleen Report 20 Oct 2012 20:01

My mother and father weren't married. I know his name is John (Jack) Rowe. His mother was named Mariah Cahill before she married. He had several brothers and sisters and in his younger days lived in Ince, near Wigan, Lancashire. Last known whereabouts was either Salford or St. Helens where he worked in a pub. As he was born about 1912/19 chances are he could very well no longer be alive but I have never seen him and would love just to have a picture so maybe there are other children out there.


jax Report 20 Oct 2012 21:06

Did you not have another thread about this?

Anyway not seeing a birth for John/Jack with mmn Cahill

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 20 Oct 2012 21:19

Sure it's not this one? though I can't find a marriage to Charll
to tie in

Births Mar 1919 (>99%)
Rowe John Charll Wigan 8c 49

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 20 Oct 2012 21:31


Marriages Jun 1907 (>99%)

CAHILL Maria Wigan 8c 164
SHERIDAN Patrick Wigan 8c 164

poss 2nd marriage for Maria ( not Mariah)

Marriages Mar 1916 (>99%)

Rowe Thomas Sheridan Wigan 8c 173
Sheridan Maria Rowe Wigan 8c 173

Rambling Rose

Rambling Rose Report 20 Oct 2012 21:35

ok think that John birth might be it, and a mistranscription of mmn...there are births following the marriage

I will send those via PM as there is a chance the youngest is likely to be living....


Reggie Report 20 Oct 2012 23:36

Sorry to say........

England & Wales, Death Index: 1916-2006

Name: John Rowe
Birth Date: 25 Mar 1918
Date of Registration: Oct 1987
Age at Death: 69
Registration district: Burnley and Pendle
Inferred County: Lancashire
Volume: 40
Page: 1098


jax Report 20 Oct 2012 23:49

That one was born March 1918 Reggie which could be this chap

Births Jun 1918 (>99%)

Rowe John Williams Burnley 8e 232

Click ADD REPLY button - not this link!

Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 21 Oct 2012 03:33

What year was he in St. Helens or Salford?



Flip Report 21 Oct 2012 07:47

Looks like the Sheridan marriage produced 4 children, Charles 1907, Joseph Patrick 1910, Bridget 1912, Margaret 1914. Then 5 Rowe siblings, Jane 1920, Terance 1923, Rose Ann 1925, Mary 1927 & Brian 1929. I think there was also Doris in 1917, but mmn has been recorded as Sheridan.

These are all from Lancashirebmd, born in Wigan. Try searching trees to see if you can find someone with any of these is their tree and contact them.


Flip Report 21 Oct 2012 08:01

1911 census for Maria's age:

Charles Sheridan
Age in 1911: 3
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1908
Relation to Head: Son
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Wigan, Lancashire, England
Civil parish: Wigan
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England
Street Address: 6 Pitt St
Marital Status: Single
Registration district: Wigan
Registration District Number: 458
Sub-registration district: Wigan
ED, institution, or vessel: 26
Piece: 22998
Household Members: Name Age
Patrick Sheridan 30 <<railway labourer
Maria Sheridan 23
Charles Sheridan 3
Joseph Patrick Sheridan 1

All born in Wigan,


Reggie Report 21 Oct 2012 09:05

Of course, Rose, you are was late! That's my excuse.


Flip Report 21 Oct 2012 09:25

Not convinced the John Rowe 1919 is the right one either - although I can't find the death registration a thread yesterday led to the Wigan cemetery burials and there is a burial for John Rowe, age 4+half on 3/12/1923, place of death Scholes.