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Karl Report 3 Jan 2020 21:50

Hi guys,

Ive tried this before with limited success.

I'm searching for relatives from my fathers side of my family. Unfortunately he died when I was 3 and I know very little about him.
There was a genetic eye problem within the family, retenablastoma which my father had (he had one eye) and apparently his mother did as well. Im lucky I guess.

I'd love to know who my father actually was and anything about my family.
Many thanks

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 3 Jan 2020 22:15

If you have looked at this before have you asked on this site for help

There’s no point going over what may have been already posted before

Edit I see by clicking on your name you are a new member so if you post what you already know we may be able to help

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 3 Jan 2020 22:16

Were your parents married

Have you got your birth cert and or their marriage cert for its info


ErikaH Report 4 Jan 2020 10:14

If you want help, give us you father’s full name and date and place of his death


Karl Report 4 Jan 2020 10:42

Hi, what happened was that I placed the add and waited but there was no replies. I came back to the site sometime after and there was replies but I struggled to get in contact... Maybe they came away from the site also.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 4 Jan 2020 10:47

So what exactly are you looking for now please

If you have previously tried to make contact with no response then it’s likely they had changed emails Addresses or just didn’t want any contact

They also may have passed away so the account on here wasn’t deleted

Had they opened your message


ErikaH Report 4 Jan 2020 10:48

Do you actually want any help from us?


ErikaH Report 4 Jan 2020 15:07

Births Mar 1942 (>99%)
Crosby Winston R Allsop Manchester 8d 43
Deaths Dec 1980 (>99%)

Plus 7 siblings - births on freebmd

Your grandparents' marriage

Marriages Sep 1931 (>99%)
Allsop Annie Crosby Manchester S. 8d 486
Crosby William Allsop Manchester S. 8d 486

2 Hill End, Longdendale U.D., Cheshire, England
William Crosby 27 Jun 1904 Male General Labourer Unemployed Married 89 1
Annie Crosby 18 Jun 1910 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married 89 2
Ronald Crosby 25 Mar 1932 Male At School Single 89 3
Lenard Crosby 18 Mar 1936 Male Under School Age Single 89 4

Ronald died fairly recently

First name(s) RONALD
Last name CROSBY
Gender Male
Birth day 25
Birth month 3
Birth year 1932
Age -
Death quarter 1
Death year 2005
District Tameside
District number 0141C
Register number C61A
Entry number 111
Date of registration mm/yy 0305
County Lancashire


ErikaH Report 4 Jan 2020 15:13

Births Jun 1934 (>99%)
Crosby William Allsop Manchester S. 8d 36

Deaths Mar 1935 (>99%)
Crosby William 0 Manchester N. 8d 646

Births Dec 1938 (>99%)
Crosby Paul Allsop Manchester S. 8d 278

Deaths Mar 1939 (>99%)
Crosby Paul 0 Manchester N. 8d 645


Karl Report 4 Jan 2020 21:05

I am astounded... Thank you so much.

I hadn't a clue how to go about getting this kind of info and was stumped at finding anything other than my Grandmothers maiden name.
My father, Winston passed away when I was 3 and my Mother basically told me nothing about him... I was in contact with a cousin but that went nowhere.
Ive got something really good to go on now, I really appreciate this.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 5 Jan 2020 07:22


Freebmd is a free site and you can find lots of info on there

For instance your birth would shows your mums maiden name
Your dads death that shows his date of birth

And by cross ref surnames you can usually pick up marriages

You do need to buy certificates along the way to make sure you are following the right lines


ErikaH Report 5 Jan 2020 13:39

Name: William Crosby
Death Age: 59
Birth Date: abt 1905
Registration Date: Jan 1964
[Feb 1964]
[Mar 1964]
Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
Registration district: Manchester
Inferred County: Lancashire
Volume: 10e
Page: 139

To be 100% certain that this is the right William in 1911, you should get a copy of the cert of his marriage to Annie

Name: William Crosby
Age in 1911: 6
Estimated birth year: abt 1905
Relation to Head: Son
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Manchester, Lancashire, England
Civil Parish: South Manchester
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England
Street address: 37 City Road Hulme M/c
Registration district: Chorlton
Registration District Number: 464
Sub-registration district: Hulme
ED, institution, or vessel: 4
Piece: 23869
Household Members:
Name Age
William Crosby 31
Emma Crosby 28
John Crosby 8
William Crosby 6
Samuel Wardle 22
Harry Wardle 17

John's baptism

Name: John Crosby
Age: 0
Birth Date: 8 Dec 1902
Baptism Date: 21 Dec 1902
Baptism Place: Ancoats, St Andrew, Lancashire, England
Parish as it Appears: Manchester, St Andrew
Father: William Crosby
Mother: Emma Crosby

Marriages Dec 1902 (>99%)
CROSBY William Manchester 8d 446
Wardle Emma Manchester 8d 446


Name: William Crosby
Gender: Male
Marital status: Widow
Birth Date: 20 Apr 1880
Residence Year: 1939
Address: 143
Residence Place: Manchester, Lancashire, England
Occupation: Chimney Sweeper And Boiler Flue Cleaner
Schedule Number: 29
Sub Schedule Number: 1
Enumeration District: NJGR
Registration district: 464 - 2
Household Members:
William Crosby
Mary Irene Ford

Name: Emma Crosby
Age: 45
Record Type: Burial
Birth Date: abt 1885
Death Date: abt 1930
Burial Date: 16 Jan 1930
Burial Place: Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
Cemetery: Southern Cemetery
Cemetery Section: M
Grave Number: 2031


ErikaH Report 5 Jan 2020 13:41

Birthdate matches 1939 register, so it's definitely the right family

Name: William Crosby
Age: 0
Birth Date: 27 Jun 1904
Baptism Date: 10 Jul 1904
Baptism Place: Ancoats, St Andrew, Lancashire, England
Parish as it Appears: Manchester, St Andrew
Father: William Crosby
Mother: Emma Crosby


ErikaH Report 6 Jan 2020 09:26

1891 for EMMA

Name: Emma Wardle
Gender: Female
Age: 7
Relationship: Daughter
Birth Year: 1884
Father: Henry Wardle
Mother: Martha Wardle
Birth Place: Openshaw, Lancashire, England
Civil Parish: Openshaw
Ecclesiastical parish: St Barnabas
Residence Place: Openshaw, Lancashire, England
Registration district: Chorlton
Sub registration district: Ardwick
ED, Institution or Vessel: 77
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 3178
Folio: 18
Household Members:
Name Age
Henry Wardle 40
Martha Wardle 38
John Wardle 17
James Wardle 15
Emma Wardle 7
Samuel Wardle 2
Alice Wardle 7/12


ErikaH Report 6 Jan 2020 09:37

Your grandmother's birth

First name(s) ANNIE
Last name ALLSOP
Birth year 1910
Birth quarter 3
Registration month -
Mother's maiden name Shufflebottom
District Chorlton
County Lancashire
Country England
Volume 8C
Page 860

1911 census

12 Overton Street Hulme Manchester, South Manchester, Lancashire, England
Joseph Allsop Head Married Male 33 1878 House Painter Manchester Lancs
Annie Allsop Wife Married Female 30 1881 - Manchester Lancs
Annie Allsop Daughter - Female 0 1911 - Manchester Lancs
Lydia Allsop Daughter - Female 10 1901 - Manchester Lancs
Arthur Allsop Son - Male 5 1906 - Manchester Lancs
Joseph Allsop Son - Male 1 1910 - Manchester Lancs
Ann Allsop Mother Widow Female 69 1842 - Flixton Lanc

Her parents' marriage

Name: Joseph Allsop
Gender: Male
Marriage Age: 22
Event Type: Marriage
Birth Year: abt 1878
Marriage Date: 4 Aug 1900
Marriage Place: Oldham, St Peter, Manchester, England
Parish as it Appears: S Peter Oldham Road Manchester
Father: Joseph Allsop
Spouse: Annie Shufflebottom
Father: Job Shufflebottom
Reference Number: M299/1/2/2


ErikaH Report 8 Jan 2020 13:32

PM'd Karl advising of additional info PM opened, but not acknowledged in any way