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Where is Betty Barrow?

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Phillip Report 7 Apr 2024 00:23

Hi - I have sought help/suggestions etc on a few platforms - I'm hoping someone will have the magic answer!!

Betty Barrow was baptised in Bolton 20 November 1825 - parents were Joseph and Alice.

Siblings were Samuel, Robert, Benjamin, Ralph, Sarah, John, Ann, Joseph and James.

1841 census shows her (mistranscribed as Barrone!) living in Heywood, with brother Benjamin, his wife Esther (Ester), their children Mary, Samuel and another of Betty’s brothers, James (baptised 1818).

No trace of either Betty or James in the 1851 census – have strived to find marriages. I think James may have died.

I’m aware christian names can alter (Betsy, Elizabeth, Nan, Nancy etc etc).

For info, father Joseph, who wad a weaver, was buried on 16 February 1837 at St Mary the Virgin, Deane, Lancs.
Mother Alice, was born in 1783 (Alice Lomax) - she married William Walch on
18 Sept 1799. He died. Alice remarried on 17 Dec 1802.

Thank you



Jink20 Report 7 Apr 2024 09:22


First name(s) Betty
Last name Barrow
Country England
Volume 8C
Marriage quarter 3
Volume as transcribed 8C
Marriage year 1852
Page number 259
Registration month -
Record set England & Wales Marriages 1837-2005
MarriageFinder™ Betty Barrow married one of these people
William Blything, Joseph Rudlen
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
District Bolton
Subcategory Civil Marriage & Divorce
District number -
Collections from Great Britain, England
County Lancashire


alviegal Report 7 Apr 2024 09:56

Wrong Betty, her father was Isaac.

First name(s) William
Spouse's first name(s) Betty
Last name Blything
Spouse's last name Barrow
Name note -
Spouse's age -
Birth place Of Turton
Spouse's father's first name(s) Isaac
Marriage year 1852
Spouse's father's last name Barrow
Marriage date 08 Aug 1852
Record set England Marriages 1538-1973
Residence Bolton-le-Moors, Lancashire, England
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Marriage place Bolton-Le-Moors


Jink20 Report 7 Apr 2024 09:56

Not to be confused with

First name(s) Betty
Last name Barrow
Father's first name(s) Geo.
Father's last name Barrow
Sex Female
Mother's first name(s) Nancy
Baptism year 1825
Record set England Births & Baptisms 1538-1975
Baptism date 28 Aug 1825
Category Birth, Marriage, Death & Parish Records
Place Bolton
Subcategory Parish Baptisms
County Lancashire
Collections from England, Great Britain
Country England


ErikaH Report 7 Apr 2024 10:01

James was baptised 3 Nov 1822

All the baptisms are very clearly recorded on LanOPC site

……..and listed in full on one of the other threads about members of this family

For background - NOT the same request as this thread


alviegal Report 7 Apr 2024 10:09

1841 for info

1841 England, Wales & Scotland Census
Bank Street, Bury, Lancashire, England

Household members (6 people)
First name(s) Last name Sex Age Birth year Birth place
Benjamin Barrow Male 30 1811 Lancashire, England
Ester Barrow Female 35 1806 Lancashire, England
Mary Barrow Female 5 1836 Lancashire, England
Samuel Barrow Male 2 1839 Lancashire, England
Betty Barrow Female 15 1826 Lancashire, England
James Barrow Male 15 1826 Lancashire, England


ErikaH Report 7 Apr 2024 10:52

Lancashire Death indexes for the years: 1843
BARROW James 21 1843 Heywood Rochdale H/6/20

GRO Reference: 1843 D Quarter in BURY UNION LANCASHIRE Volume 21 Page 188


ArgyllGran Report 7 Apr 2024 13:01

??? Maybe -

Betty Barrow
in the England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915
Name Betty Barrow
Registration Year 1852 [1852]
Registration Quarter Apr-May-Jun
Registration district Bury
Inferred County Lancashire
Volume 8c
Page 468
Records on Page (Name)
Betty Barrow
William Duckworth
Margaret Harper
James Smith
James Smith


ErikaH Report 7 Apr 2024 13:04

Groom was Duckworth as per LancsBMD free website

NOT married in CofE


ErikaH Report 7 Apr 2024 13:06

Possible daughters Ellen 1853 and Mary 1855


ArgyllGran Report 7 Apr 2024 13:10

Forget the 1852 marriage above.

This marriage looks much more likely - maybe ??:

Betsy Barrers
in the Manchester, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1930
Name Betsy Barrers [Betsy Barrow] - spinster
Gender Female
Marriage Age Full Age
Event Type Marriage
Marriage Date 3 Mar 1858
Marriage Place Bolton-le-Moors, St Peter, Lancashire, England
Parish as it Appears Bolton-le-Moors
Joseph Barrow [manufacturer ]
John Yates [ widower, overlooker ]
Reference Number GB127.L243/1/4/44

It doesn't say that Joseph's deceased - which proves nothing.


ArgyllGran Report 7 Apr 2024 13:45

Just a wild suggestion, following the 1858 marriage above - but it's a common name, as is Betty/Betsy Barrow:

Betty Yates
in the 1861 England Census
Name Betty Yates
Gender Female
Age 38
Relation Lodger
Estimated Birth Year 1823
Where born Bolton, Lancashire, England
Civil parish Crompton
Ecclesiastical parish East Crompton
County/Island Lancashire
Country England
Registration district Oldham
Sub-registration district Crompton
ED, institution, or vessel 4
Household schedule number 161
Piece 3030
Folio 83
Page number 31
Household Members (Name) Age Relationship
Joseph Nelson 40 Head
Mary Nelson 40 Wife
James Nelson 5 Son
Betty Yates 38 Lodger , widow, cotton factory worker


ErikaH Report 7 Apr 2024 14:05

Father of Betty Barrow (1825) was a Weaver

The ‘manufacturer’ also had a daughter Hannah who married in 1843


Phillip Report 8 Apr 2024 09:29

Thank you so much for your efforts. Really appreciated.

Another loose end.