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New eyes needed to find BALFOUR family

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Eringobragh1916 Report 27 Jan 2013 15:40

Flip...I havent located them either but have been over the way on another thread..!

Does it give a number for Woodstock Street on the MC..?


Flip Report 27 Jan 2013 12:29

It was a good spot Erin! - I'd tried phonetic searches on freebmd but they didn't turn it up. Don't seem to be able to find James & Jane Myers, nor Margaret Balfour/Belford/? after this marriage - any more bright ideas?

Jane made her mark on the marriage record, so I would assume none of them could write - hence the problems with the variations on the name.


Eringobragh1916 Report 27 Jan 2013 12:05

Flip...Thanks for that...Just a shot in the dark from my end....!!

Approx dob for Jane was 1852 so she would still be a minor for marriage 1871

Kerri... (Lancs BMD Index)

Lancashire Marriage indexes for the years: 1871
Surname Forename(s) Surname Forename(s) Church / Register Office Registers At Reference

MYERS James BELFORD Jane Liverpool, Our Lady & St. Nicholas & St. Anne Liverpool


Flip Report 27 Jan 2013 11:27

Check you messages, I just sent the marriage image.


Kerri Report 27 Jan 2013 11:21

GREAT find!! Thankyou very much. I knew this was the best forum for help finding elusive people.

Off to have a look for more on Jane



Flip Report 27 Jan 2013 10:36

Her father's name is right, but he is a cabinet maker?? He was blind and a general dealer on both census returns - so not sure about that marriage, when was Jane born please Kerri? It's just I would have thought she would have been 21 by the time of this marriage, so not a minor. (This record is from Ancestry parish records)

Jane Belford
Age: Minor
Marriage Date: 1 Oct 1871
Parish: Liverpool St Nicholas
Spouse's Name: James Myers <<miller
Father's Name: Alexander Belford
Spouse Father's Name: Lenard Myers << carter

Bride & groom both of Woodstock Street.

ADDED - It is the right marriage, Jane & her parents were living Woodstock street in 1871 - just took another look at the census!!


Kerri Report 27 Jan 2013 10:09

Thanks for finding possible death for Alexander & marriage for Jane. They are just the ideas I was hoping someone may come up with.
BTW how did you know where the marriage was held?
"Marriage at Our Lady St Nicholas and St Anne's Church."


Eringobragh1916 Report 27 Jan 2013 08:53

Kerri...? Possible death for Alex. given surname was mispelt 1871 then this is the nearest in age and christian name...

Deaths Mar 1872 (>99%)

"BELFORD" Alexander 61 Liverpool 8b 17

? Possible marriage daughter Jane 1871. Dec. quarter 8b 147

Belford Jane.
Myers James

Marriage at Our Lady St Nicholas and St Anne's Church.


Flip Report 27 Jan 2013 07:51

Apart from the 1871 census, can't see any deaths/marriages for any of them - wonder if they returned to Ireland??


Flip Report 27 Jan 2013 07:26

For info:

Alexander Balfour
Age: 54
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1807
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Margaret Balfour
Gender: Male
Where born: Ireland

Civil parish: Liverpool
Ecclesiastical parish: St Matthew
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England

Street Address:


Condition as to marriage: View image

Registration district: Liverpool
Sub-registration district: St Martin
ED, institution, or vessel: 13
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 219
Piece: 2651
Folio: 107
Page Number: 41
Household Members: Name Age
Alexander Balfour 54 << general dealer
Margaret Balfour 39
Jane Balfour 10


Kerri Report 27 Jan 2013 00:40

yes thats mine

Mike *

Mike * Report 27 Jan 2013 00:37

Is this from your tree ?

Alexander Balfour
Birth 1807 in Ireland

Marriage to Margaret Hancock
15 Apr 1845

— Age: 38
Galway, Co Galway, Ireland
On marriage of Alexander & Margaret,his father is recorded as Alexander. So was witness Susan FELTERS (FELTUS,nee BALFOUR),the older sister of Alexander (junior) or his Aunt? Im inclined to think a married sister would more likely be a witness to marriage


Kerri Report 26 Jan 2013 23:51

Can anyone find what happened to Alexander BALFOUR b c 1807 Ireland,wife Margaret (nee HANCOCK) b c 1822 (either Ireland -1861 census or on board ship at sea-1871 census) & daughter Jane born 1852 Galway,Ireland?

In 1861 they were living in Liverpool & 1871 mistranscribed as BELFORT. (on this Jane said born Liverpool but its the correct family as Alexander is blind on both these census). Jane was born in Galway,Ireland-have birth cert & also marriage cert of Alexander & Jane.

Looking for any later census sightings of them or likely deaths/marriages etc

Thanks for any help