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richard and betty mcDonald

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malyon Report 3 Dec 2018 21:37

i am looking for information on richard and betty mcdonald who's daughter was born in wigan lancashire i am trying to find the marriage and their births thank you

Baptism: 21 Sep 1812 St John RC, Wigan, Lancashire, England
Susanna McDonald - Daughter of Ric. McDonald & Betty
Born: 3 Sep 1812
Godparents: Charles Kelly; Ann Yates
Register: Baptisms 1805 - 1822, Page 132
Source: Original register at LRO

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 3 Dec 2018 22:03

Have you located them on any census


malyon Report 3 Dec 2018 22:47

no only the daughter susanna


malyon Report 3 Dec 2018 22:54

i found this richard

Richard Mcdonald
England and Wales Census, 1841
Name: Richard Mcdonald
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1841
Event Place: Darfield, Yorkshire,Yorkshire West Riding, England
Residence Note: Worsbrough Common
Gender: Male
Age: 55-59
Age: 55
Birth Year (Estimated): 1782-1786
Birthplace: Ireland
Registration District: Ecclesfield
Parish: Darfield
County: Yorkshire,Yorkshire West Riding
Page Number: 21
Registration Number: HO107
Piece/Folio: 1323/37
Affiliate Record Type: Household
Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
John Canniff Male 32-36 Ireland
Catherine Canniff Female 34-38 Ireland
John Canniff Male 2 Yorkshire
Hannah Hanigan Female 17-21 Ireland
Richard Mcdonald Male 55-59 Ireland
Wm Mcconnughty Male 30-34 Ireland


SylviaInCanada Report 4 Dec 2018 00:36

Looking at that 1841 Census on Ancestry, this is what I see .............

1841 Census

Name: Richard McDonald
Age: 55
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1786
Gender: Male
Where born: Ireland
Civil Parish: Darfield
Hundred: Staincross
County/Island: Yorkshire
Country: England

Registration district: Ecclesfield
Sub-registration district: Worsbrough

Piece: 1323
Book: 3
Folio: 37
Page Number: 21

Hannah Hanigan 17 1824, Ireland, F.S. (Female Servant)
Richard McDonald 55 In Wea

Address:- W.C.

From the image (and looking at several previous pages)

I THINK the following information is there .............

W.C = Worsbrough Co .... which could be Commons or Company

Hannah and Richard are in a separate household from the Canniffs and from Wm Mcconnughty

Occupations are either "Wea" or "In We" ..... I think that In We might mean Independent Weaver.

I looked on FMP and Ancestry for another version of Richard's occupation as that would/could confirm that the two Richards could be the same person, but can't see one.


SylviaInCanada Report 4 Dec 2018 00:44


I spotted this one on lancsopc when looking for baptism Mcdonald, mother Betty.

The only other baptism in 20 years at St John RC, Wigan! Just struck me as strange

Baptism: 15 Nov 1818 St John RC, Wigan, Lancashire, England
Ann McDonnold - Daughter of James McDonnold & Betty
Born: 1 Nov 1818
Godparents: James Bibby; Ann Fitton
Register: Baptisms 1805 - 1822, Page 241
Source: Original register at LRO

couldn't possibly be connected could it???


malyon Report 4 Dec 2018 12:12

could be richard died or he was not married to betty when susanna was born