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Trying to find Wakefield

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Jacqueline Report 14 Jan 2006 17:32

hi trying to find any relatives connected to the wakefields of cheshire, my great grandfather edwin richard wakefield was born kent green cheshire siblings, james henry kent green elizabeth kent green arthur kent green alice ann mow cop harry mow cop parents, alfred and fanny wakefield, i have never known anything about this family at all, my mother was put in a home when her mother died (edwins daughter) when she was 10yrs old, i have all the certs i need but they dont tell you what sort of family they were or how they lived, i would love to know. kind regards jackie.


Anne Report 30 Aug 2008 19:40

i have an Arthur Wakefield in my tree. I dont know much about him except that he married my mothers sister Elsie Hanson of Newark Notts They had 2 daughters Rita and Dinah. he was born around 1910 and was always known as Jerry. \i believe he was in civil engineering something to do with bridges building I think
Regards Anne


David Report 2 Sep 2009 17:02

Hi Jacqueline im David John Wakefield and i have the Stafford and Cheshire Wakefields , my wakefields start in Falde Staffs in 1340 then into Salt and then to Leek and Wolstanton and Mow Cop and then into Whitegate Cheshire about 1740 and the Northwich 1860, the main names in staffs were Nathan and Benjamin, David


AnnCardiff Report 2 Sep 2009 17:29

very old posting - click on any of the poster's names to try and make contact via GR


Malcolm Report 9 Oct 2009 17:24

Hi Jacqueline;

I am trying to find my Wakefield family as I was born in 1945 and immediately adopted by another family. My mother (who was unmarried) was named Elsie Wakefield and I believe she was from either Liverpool or the Prescot areas.

The only record I can find gives a birth year of 1921 (I am waiting for a copy of the birth certificate). There is also a marriage in 1945 to a Thomas Henry Edwards in Liverpool.

As I was legally adopted, any records of my birth, parentage, etc are locked and I cannot get access to them, hence my searching this way. If there is a possibility that there is some connection I would be very grateful to hear from you.


Malcolm Cottrell
Edmonton, Canada


AnnCardiff Report 9 Oct 2009 17:32

Hi Malcolm - read my posting above yours!!! very old posting here



Janet Report 24 Mar 2013 11:36

I am from a Wakefield line on my mothers paternal side, from Stoke-on-Trent. A couple of my mothers brothers lived on mow cop but this is going back 50 plus years. I have names and dates if anyone is interested.

Regards Janet


MarieCeleste Report 24 Mar 2013 11:43

Hello again Janet, you need to carefully read through a thread before posting - you'll see previous posters have also been advised about the age of the thread and how to make contact under the circumstances (as I've advised on the other old threads you've found this morning).


Dean Report 30 Jan 2020 09:53

Hi Jacqueline, my name is Dean Parry and the Wakefield’s from Mow Cop are from my mothers side. We have only just started tracing our past but probably have information of interest. We would love to hear from you to see if our paths cross and make a new family friend.
Please feel free to contact me and thank you.


ErikaH Report 30 Jan 2020 10:21


Read advice on previous posts. This is a very old thread and Jacqueline never acknowledged any earlier posts, and is no longer a member of GR