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Disley family of Leigh, Lancashire

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Eunice

Eunice Report 10 Jan 2022 20:37

I am looking for any info on a James Disley, 1936 - 2017. He was the late husband of my cousin Joan Bowden nee Bryan. Joan knew very few of Jim's family members as he was quite a bit older than her and it was 2nd marriage for both of them, but says he was 1 of 12 children! But I cannot find any info - I can't even find him on the 1939 census? There is a James Disley aged 2, but he was in Preston, and this Jim spent all his life in Leigh. Looking on ancestry though........there are one heck of a lot of Disley's! Jim did have a son, David, but he predeceased him I believe. Any idea how I find out more? I should add that our curate is also looking for some Disley's in Leigh, and we wondered if there was a connection at all? Many thanks, as always.

ErikaH

ErikaH Report 10 Jan 2022 20:53

He isn’t on the 1939 register as his death is too recent to have been picked up

Get a copy of the cert of his marriage to your cousin to find out his father’s name

ErikaH

ErikaH Report 10 Jan 2022 20:58

Have you looked for info on freebmd?

There are possible births - look for siblings

Or try LancsBMD

nameslessone

nameslessone Report 10 Jan 2022 20:58

If you use the free website www.freebmd.org.uk you will find that two James Disleys were registered in Greater Manchester around that time, as well as several others elsewhere. By using the same site you may be able to work out which is the right one by looking for Disleys with the same mothers maiden name.

Eunice

Eunice Report 10 Jan 2022 21:01

Thank you all for your suggestions.
E :-)

greyghost

greyghost Report 10 Jan 2022 21:02

Death you mention, but year of birth given as 1935 -

Name: Year of Birth:
DISLEY, JAMES 1935
GRO Reference: DOR Q3/2017 in WIGAN AND LEIGH (018-1A) Entry Number 516016733

Age/birthdate only as good as the information known to the informant

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?? May be able to discount this one - no other births with mmn Berry

Surname First name(s) Mother District Vol Page
Births Dec 1935 (>99%)
Disley James Berry Leigh 8c 29

ErikaH

ErikaH Report 10 Jan 2022 21:04

It was the one born 1935 who had been married twice

nameslessone

nameslessone Report 10 Jan 2022 21:10

Sorry, I was looking at 1926.

I can find only the one Disley birth with a mothers maiden name of Berry.

greyghost

greyghost Report 10 Jan 2022 21:18

One of 8 births with mmn Ashurst 1920-1950 includes Preston and Leigh

Births Sep 1937 (>99%)
Disley James Ashurst Preston

Surname First name(s) Spouse District Vol Page
Marriages Jun 1936 (>99%)
Ashurst Olive Dislay Leigh 8c 730
Disley Wilfred Ashurst Leigh 8c 730

greyghost

greyghost Report 10 Jan 2022 21:21

One of 5 with mmn Hayes 1920 -1950 includes births Leigh, Ormskirk, Prescot

Births Sep 1937 (>99%)
Disley James Hayes Ormskirk 8b 1292

2 possible marriages

Surname First name(s) Spouse District Vol Page
Marriages Sep 1924 (>99%)
DISLEY William Hayes Leigh 8c 624
Hayes Evelyn Disley Leigh 8c 624

Marriages Sep 1928 (>99%)
Disley James A Hayes Chorley 8e 1309
Hayes Lily S Disley Chorley 8e 1309

Eunice

Eunice Report 10 Jan 2022 21:26

I saw the one for Preston, but discounted it as she said he had only lived in Leigh. I have looked for Disley - Berry marriages in the Leigh area but not come up with anything so far.......how confusing....since there are hundreds of other Disley's in Leigh!!! Thank you all for your time x

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 10 Jan 2022 21:29


Are you in touch with Joan ?

I see she was still Bowden to 2010 so was the marriage later than that

She would have their marriage cert ?

Eunice

Eunice Report 10 Jan 2022 21:41

Joan married Jim in 1994......I am only recently in touch so I havmt asked too many questions

nameslessone

nameslessone Report 10 Jan 2022 21:45

I’m confused. Why are you looking for Jim? If it is for your cousin why haven’t you asked questions.?

ErikaH

ErikaH Report 10 Jan 2022 21:46

Does the lady know you are asking on this forum for info about her husband?

Eunice

Eunice Report 10 Jan 2022 22:00

she knows I am researching the Disley's, but she has no information at all. As I said at the benign, what bits of paper she had, she passed onto his son from his first marriage, but he had also died and there is no one else to contact. I will ask her again, but last time she could tell me nothing - Jim was 81 when he died and his siblings had presumable all predeceased him. She knew he was "1 of (about) 12 but never met any....

Eunice

Eunice Report 10 Jan 2022 22:01

beginning, not benign - sorry auto correct stepped in!

nameslessone

nameslessone Report 10 Jan 2022 22:05

Thank you for explaining.

It does look as though you do need the marriage certificate, as mentioned earlier. This should give his fathers name and it may be easier to trace him rather and use him to find James.

Eunice

Eunice Report 10 Jan 2022 22:08

Thank you all, I will speak to Joan once more and if she can't throw any more light then I will see if I can go over to where she lives at some point, and look at the marriage certificate, But its certainly a mystery!!! Than you everyone for your efforts and suggestions. I will close the three for now, but if I get anywhere with anything, will let you know.
Kind regards
E.