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help finding a baptism

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Carter Report 19 Sep 2021 08:14

Good Morning
I wonder if anyone has the time to look for a baptism for me.

I have MARY ANN WOLSTENHOLME born 1843 in Pendleton Lancashire


I have found her birth on the GRO Index but can't seem to find her anywhere else.She wasn't on FreeBMD

GRO Reference: 1843
Volume 20 Page 79

Here is her parents marriage that I found on LanOPC

Marriage: 27 Feb 1843 St Mary the Virgin, Prestwich, Lancashire, England
William Wolstenholme - (X), minor, Collier, Bachelor, Ringley
Sarah Roberts - (X), minor, Spinster, Ringley
Groom's Father: James Wolstenholme, Collier
Bride's Father: William Roberts, Bleacher
Witness: George Grimshaw, (X); James Sheldrick
Married by Banns by: John Lowthian Curate
Register: Marriages 1842 - 1843, Page 107, Entry 214
Source: LDS Film 2356188

If anyone could find any other reference to her that would be amazing.
I have looked on familysearch and ancestry

Thank you in advance for any help given


ErikaH Report 19 Sep 2021 10:02

Did she have siblings?
Were they baptised?


ErikaH Report 19 Sep 2021 10:03

Her birth IS on freebmd - with two ā€˜Oā€™sā€


nameslessone Report 19 Sep 2021 10:08

If you can get her birth certificate why do you need the baptismal record?

Click ADD REPLY button - not this link!

Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 19 Sep 2021 10:47


Event Type: Census
Name: William Woolstenholme
Sex: Male
Age: 12
Event Date: 1861
Event Place: Hindley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Event Place (Original): Hindley, Lancashire, England
Registration District: Wigan
Birth Year (Estimated): 1849
Birthplace: Salford, Lancashire
Occupation: Coal Drawer
Relationship to Head of Household: Son
Page Number: 24
Piece/Folio: 2778 / 59
Registration Number: RG09

Household Role Sex Age Birthplace
William Woolstenholme Head M 36 Eccles, Lancashire
Sarah Woolstenholme Wife F 37 Salford, Lancashire
Mary A Woolstenholme Daughter F 17 Salford, Lancashire
William Woolstenholme Son M 12 Salford, Lancashire
Thomas Woolstenhulme Son Male 10 Salford, Lancashire
Alice Woolstenhulme Daughter Female 6 Manchester, Lancashire
Sarah Woolstenhulme Daughter Female 2 Wigan, Lancashire

Most of the children are registered as Woolstenholme.



Carter Report 19 Sep 2021 10:49

ErikaH - Thank you Brilliant as always. Yes she has siblings and found most of their baptisms but not Mary Ann's.

Nameslessone - Thank you. The reason i wanted to see if there was a baptism record is someone who has given me some information on Mary Ann has her baptised many miles away from where she was born (over 200 miles ) I hoped I could find another baptism. I also try to add as much info to my tree as I can and baptism records have been very helpful in the past.

Thank you both once again I will mark this post as answered


malyon Report 19 Sep 2021 10:49

could this be mary ann in 1861 she is 17yrs so born 1843

Event Type Census
Name William Woolstenholme
Sex Male
Age 36
Event Date 1861
Event Place Hindley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
Event Place (Original) Hindley, Lancashire, England
Registration District Wigan
Birth Year (Estimated) 1825
Birthplace Eccles, Lancashire
Marital Status Married
Occupation Coal Miner
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Household Identifier 3187454
Line Number 22
Page Number 24
Piece/Folio 2778 / 59
Registration Number RG09
Other People on This Record
Sarah Woolstenholme
Salford, Lancashire

Mary A Woolstenholme
Salford, Lancashire

William Woolstenholme
Salford, Lancashire


Carter Report 19 Sep 2021 10:52

Than you everyone. for your input. I have information on Mary Ann but it was just her baptism record I was looking for

Thank you once again.

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