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Sheila Report 31 Oct 2007 06:37

Sue- see personal email


CW Report 1 Nov 2007 00:40

Sheila, many thanks i hope it is what I am looking for.



Sheila Report 3 Nov 2007 09:04

john- thank you


Verlie Report 3 Nov 2007 10:26

Sheila - any information on William Savage who married Hannah Wilkinson around 1856 Leeds area. Census info on their families would be appreciated since I can't trace anything back further than the birth certificate of their daughter Mary Jane 1859. Many thanks in anticipation. It is late on the other side the globe so won't be able to check replies until tomorrow. Verlie


Sheila Report 3 Nov 2007 23:11

Hi Verlie
marriage July qtr 1856 Wetherby, Yorkshire
vol 9a pg 158

No sign 1861
1871 census
WILLIAM SAVAGE 44 head, drayman NER Co, b. Spofforth, Yorkshire
HANNAH 40 wife b. Hampersthaite, Yorkshire
GEORGE 13 son, b. Spofforth,
MARY JANE 11 dtr, scholar b. Kirkby Overblow
ELIZABETH ANN 9 dtr, b. Knaresborough, Yorkshire
JOSEPH RAYNARD 24 nephew, drayman, b. Hampersthaite
living 17 Chambers St, Hunslet, Leeds

1881 census
WILLIAM SAVAGE 54 head, labourer, b. Knaresborough, Yorkshire
HANNAH 49 wife, b. Hampsthwaite, Yorkshire
GEORGE 23 son, mechanic, b. Spofforth, Yorkshire
living 4 Blundell Terrace. Leeds

The differences in spellings of birthplaces will be due to the transcription of original census info


Stella Report 3 Nov 2007 23:40

Hi Sheila
I am trying to track down the parents of Thomas Wiggett, born 1879. I think his parents are Fredrick(1843/1845) and Ellen(1847)Alvechurch. But I cannot find any trace of Fredrick before 1871 census. Can you help.


Verlie Report 4 Nov 2007 01:05

Sheila - thanks heaps for the information. Helps me out tremendously. Verlie


Sheila Report 4 Nov 2007 09:27

Hi Stella

Nothing on 1851

1861 census
JOSEPH WIGGETT 51 Ag lab b. Tamworth, Warwickshire
MARY WIGGETT 51 wife, b. Beoley, Worcestershire
FREDERICK 18 son Ag lab
EBENEZER 11 son Plough boy
living 12 Rowney Green ?, Alvechurch
all children born Alvechurch

Happy hunting!


Samantha Report 4 Nov 2007 09:35

Hi Sheila

could you possibly help me with my scottish relatives???

Still to find i have.....
The parents of John Robertson. I know nothing about this man only that he married an Ann Laing who was born in November 11th. I cannot find their marriage certificate on scotlands people at all. They did however have 2 daughters (helen, christian) and 1 son (John) and a niece Ann lived with them.

The parents of Margaret Yull. She is sometimes misrepresented as Yule though. She married George Anderson and had twin daughters. (see above)

The mother of Colvill Graham born 25th september 1816. his fahter was william graham but the birth certificate does not say his mothers name and ive no idea how to go about finding it! He married an Ann Sim in January 1842.

many thanks in advance



Frances Report 4 Nov 2007 09:46

Hi Sheila,
From IGI I have James Herbert and Martha having children in Ansty, Warwickshire.
Eliza 1838
George 1839
Joseph 1846
Elizabeth 1847
Mary Ann 1848
Martha 1849
These are all christenings which do not match the FreeBMD registrations. I would be most grateful if you could find them in the 1851 Census.
I have not been able to find a marriage for James and Martha in IGI so their ages and places of birth might help me find their births also.

Many thanks,


Stella Report 4 Nov 2007 11:06

Hi Sheila,
Thanks for the information that's a great help.


Sheila Report 4 Nov 2007 14:42

Samantha-re John Robertson
Do you have any dates?


Sheila Report 4 Nov 2007 14:54

Samantha- re Colvill Graham
I have had a look but cannot find any info, other than census.
You may have to look at Parish records to find out more, or contact the person who posted the info on IGI


Sheila Report 4 Nov 2007 15:49


1851 census
JAMES HERBERT 37 head, Labourer on canal, b. Ansty
MARTHA 35 wife, Handloom weaver, silk, b. Hull, Yorkshire
GEORGE 11 son, Errand boy
SARAH A 8 dtr, scholar
MARY ANN 3 dtr
MARTHA 1 dtr
all children born Ansty, Warwickshire
living 23??, Ansty

Do you want me to look for their births/ marriage, or will it spoil your fun?


Sheila Report 4 Nov 2007 16:04

Have found their marriage
April qtr 1898 Bury, Lancs
vol 8c page 916

Cannot find anything specific as there are lots of Thomas Crossleys in Lancs
Have you got their marriage certificate as this will give you other info


Sheila Report 4 Nov 2007 16:08

If your friend buys a copy you will get place info and parent info- very useful to move on
As you have the vol/page numbers it is cheaper

They would only be on 1901, but cannot narrow it down as there are a number of Thomas with wife Mary in Lancs- sorry
If you get any more clues email me


Sheila Report 4 Nov 2007 16:32

Dorothy -which area of the country?


Frances Report 4 Nov 2007 17:06

Hi Sheila,
Thank you for your personal attention and kind offer but with the benefit of the dates you gave I have looked again and found the necessary marriage. Perhaps he went to Hull and brought her back on the barge.....?!

p.s. Yes, it is fun, possibly an addiction.


Samantha Report 5 Nov 2007 08:51

Thanks sheila

I know - not much help but im tryign if i find anythign even the slightest whiff of a clue abotu him then i will come back to you!


Caroline Report 5 Nov 2007 09:51

Hi Sheila, Could you please look up parents for Catherine McKay and Neil McNeill. Only info I have on them is they married in Belfast 1891. They are my G Grandparents and they lived in Kirkintilloch, Scotland. Thank You