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Mark Report 13 Sep 2020 15:39

Below is the information from Lancashire Online Parish Clerk

This is the Baptism:for the parents i am seeking.....

13 Dec 1807 Parish Church, Coppull, Lancashire, England
Joshua Holding - Son of John Holding & Nanny
Abode: Coppul
Baptised by: Jos. Taylor, Minister
Register: Baptisms 1793 - 1812, Page 67, Entry 6
Source: LDS Film 1849656

I have been unable to find a marriage for John Holding to a Nanny and wondered if this may be an abbreviated name.



ArgyllGran Report 13 Sep 2020 15:50

Nanny could be a "pet" version of Ann, Annie, Nancy, Hannah - and probably other names.

There are several other John & Nanny Holding baptisms in Coppull, as well as the one you've posted.

William 1805, Richard 1802, William 1798.

There's also the baptism of an Alice in 1795, with parents John and Anne


Mark Report 13 Sep 2020 15:51

Thanks AG


Maddie Report 13 Sep 2020 16:48


Richd Holding
Nanny Holding
John Holding
26/09/1802 Lancashire Coppull England
26/09/1802 Coppull Lancashire England
Lancashire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812

Birth, Baptism & Christening

William Holding
Nanny Holding
John Holding
26/05/1805 Lancashire Coppull England
26/05/1805 Coppull Lancashire England

ancestry suggests this

Name: Ann Longdale
[Ann Lonsdale]
Gender: Female
Event Type: Banns
Event Date: 29 Mar 1785
Parish: Standish, St Wilfrid, Lancashire, England
Search Photos: Search for 'Standish, St Wilfrid' in the UK City, Town and Village Photos collection
Spouse: Jno Holding


ArgyllGran Report 13 Sep 2020 17:35

That looks like a good possibility -

Standish is only 3.5 miles from Coppull, per Google Maps


Maddie Report 13 Sep 2020 17:42

Baptism: 13 Nov 1785 Parish Church, Coppull, Lancashire, England
Ann Holden - 1st Daughter of John Holden & Nanny [formerly Lonsdale]
Born: 5 Oct 1785
Abode: Coppull
Occupation: Dier
Notes: [Mother is] Daughter of Willam Lonsdale.
Register: Baptisms 1757 - 1793, Page 74, Entry 2
Source: LDS 1849656


Mark Report 13 Sep 2020 18:08

Appreciated, thanks for your time

Just made some new connections ;)


mgnv Report 17 Sep 2020 02:27

Marriage: 29 Mar 1785 St Wilfrid, Standish, Lancs.
John Holding - (X), This Parish
Ann Lonsdale - (X), Spinster, The said Parish
Witness: John Smith; John Prescott
Banns Read: 13 Mar 1785, 2nd: Mar 1785, 3rd: 27 Mar 1785
Married by Banns by: Thos. Knowles, Curate
Register: Marriages 1754 - 1792, Page 228, Entry 910
Source: LDS Film 1526140

In the first 4m of 1785, there were 14 marrs at St Wilfrid's;
John Prescott is a witness on 4 of these, and John Smith on 11.
I would call both these guys "professional witnesses".