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by Tex T
07 Sep 2019 19:41
Forum: Other Areas Help
Topic: Contacting member
Replies: 12
Views: 1048

Re: Contacting member

Mary, as you are in contact with Kirsten Moon, perhaps you could pass on a suggestion I have regarding Moorfield House Farm and Castle House Farm, and whether they were the same place or two separate places (see page 200 of the latest journal). There is a photograph of a farmhouse located in Moorfie...
by Tex T
04 Jan 2017 22:34
Forum: Web Sites
Topic: Little Crosby village
Replies: 8
Views: 1707

Re: Little Crosby village

I have just sent the Word files to you by email. Regarding who should be credited as the source, I had a look for a copy of the Sunnyfields website on the "Internet Archive Wayback Machine" and found this, Eileen Hunt of Ontario, Canada has kindly supplied information taken from Little Crosby church...
by Tex T
03 Jan 2017 20:14
Forum: Web Sites
Topic: Little Crosby village
Replies: 8
Views: 1707

Re: Little Crosby village

I have copies in Word format of the BMD transcripts for the church in Little Crosby that were available on that website, in four files entitled, LITTLE CROSBY - BAPTISMS 1801-1839 LITTLE CROSBY - BAPTISMS 1839-1856 LITTLE CROSBY - DEATHS 1812 – 1856 LITTLE CROSBY - MARRIAGES 1835-1856 Please let me ...
by Tex T
29 Aug 2016 18:18
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Distance between birth & baptism
Replies: 12
Views: 1704

Re: Distance between birth & baptism

Can I claim the bragging rights on this topic? As the parish register image below shows, my great great grandfather William Botham was baptised at Tissington on 6th November 1820, but was born on 6th February 1811. However, his brother Daniel beats even this. He was also baptised on the same day, bu...
by Tex T
06 Sep 2015 20:37
Forum: Strays
Topic: Private Frederick Joseph Circuit
Replies: 16
Views: 5689

Re: Private Frederick Joseph Circuit

I discovered a few days ago that the CWGC headstone I mentioned in my post of last year (see above) was erected last month. I only found out because I contacted the CWGC area supervisor again after 12 months for a provisional date, as last year I had been told it would be 14 months before it would b...
by Tex T
13 Aug 2015 20:50
Forum: Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History
Topic: Help deciphering a place of birth on 1851 Census
Replies: 6
Views: 1633

Re: Help deciphering a place of birth on 1851 Census

Is it perhaps Frodsham (with the "s" incorrectly replaced by a "c")?
by Tex T
23 Jul 2015 19:44
Forum: Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History
Topic: What is the English equivalent of this Latin name?
Replies: 16
Views: 2678

Re: What is the English equivalent of this Latin name?

Previous contributors to this post may be interested to know that I believe that I have finally discovered the correct first name of my great great grandfather discussed above (the variously named Centi, Lenty, Santy, Seuty or Sinty Dowd), thanks to the Irish RC parish registers that have recently b...
by Tex T
27 Jun 2015 20:15
Forum: Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History
Topic: St. Luke, Farnworth Monumental Inscriptions
Replies: 2
Views: 523

Re: St. Luke, Farnworth Monumental Inscriptions

During a Heritage Open Day at the church a few years ago I was able to look at a book containing the monumental inscriptions. This book was in the possession of the verger, I don't know what other copies are available.
by Tex T
01 Nov 2014 21:01
Forum: Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History
Topic: National School Admission Registers & Log-Books / FindMyPast
Replies: 2
Views: 639

National School Admission Registers & Log-Books / FindMyPast

This may not be of use to most members, but I have found that the schools registers for St Patrick’s Roman Catholic School in Widnes have been incorrectly indexed as St Marie’s Roman Catholic School in the “National School Admission Registers & Log-Books 1870-1914” dataset on FindMyPast. I know this...
by Tex T
01 Oct 2014 21:13
Forum: Strays
Topic: Private Frederick Joseph Circuit
Replies: 16
Views: 5689

Re: Private Frederick Joseph Circuit

Regarding when you might get to see the CWGC headstone, be prepared for a long wait! Earlier this year I was in discussion with the CWGC about a headstone for a relative who is buried in this country, and they agreed that one would be erected. When I contacted them again recently to enquire when thi...
by Tex T
16 May 2014 14:48
Forum: Other Areas Help
Topic: Father's name in parish register marriage entries
Replies: 1
Views: 1108

Father's name in parish register marriage entries

Many times on this forum I have seen comments regarding father’s names in parish register marriage entries, either possible invented names or lack of a name. I have just come across an example of the latter which you may not have seen before, and which perhaps might be quite common for one particula...
by Tex T
04 Apr 2014 13:46
Forum: Other Areas Help
Topic: Census handwriting
Replies: 4
Views: 1113

Re: Census handwriting

Not so unique then, but this is good news for those with ancestors who were ship's masters, as they get a chance to see their handwriting. Looking at the census image, I wonder what Thomas wrote between his name and his age which he appears to have crossed out? He also states that he is married, and...
by Tex T
03 Apr 2014 20:53
Forum: Other Areas Help
Topic: Census handwriting
Replies: 4
Views: 1113

Census handwriting

I have always understood that it is only on the 1911 census that you can see the handwriting of your ancestor (nominally the head of the household). However I believe that I may have found a page from the 1881 census which does have the handwriting of the (only) person listed on it. For some time I ...
by Tex T
23 Feb 2014 17:41
Forum: Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History
Topic: James Daly
Replies: 9
Views: 2622

Re: James Daly

There were three churchyards in Widnes before the municipal cemetery was opened in 1898. St Mary’s in West Bank (CofE) St Bede’s in Appleton (RC) St Luke’s in Farnworth (CofE) Davies Street was in West Bank, so if the person you are researching was CofE then St Mary’s would be most likely. However, ...
by Tex T
21 Oct 2013 19:53
Forum: Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History
Topic: Anybody know a little Latin?
Replies: 8
Views: 790

Re: Anybody know a little Latin?

I cannot give you a translation, but the same expression can be seen in the burial register for St Marie's RC church in Widnes (except that it says "Appleton" instead of "Leigh"). As you have already suggested Mary, I took this to mean that the service took place at St Marie's and the burial was at ...
by Tex T
05 Oct 2013 17:25
Forum: Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History
Topic: St Oswald RC - Liverpool Record Office
Replies: 10
Views: 1378

Re: St Oswald RC - Liverpool Record Office

I received an email today from Liverpool Records Office regarding the "have your say" form I sent to them. the content is shown below. Thanks for your comment about the Liverpool Record Office catalogue. I apologise for this late reply but I’ve been away from work for a few weeks. The catalogue does...
by Tex T
17 Sep 2013 13:43
Forum: Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History
Topic: St Oswald RC - Liverpool Record Office
Replies: 10
Views: 1378

Re: St Oswald RC - Liverpool Record Office

Feedback form sent, I think! What a slow system, with several minutes waiting while the next page to be filled in appeared on screen. Are they hoping we give up and don't provide feedback? The final (?) screen where it asked for the form to be checked and then sent must have been there for ten or mo...
by Tex T
16 Sep 2013 19:01
Forum: Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History
Topic: St Oswald RC - Liverpool Record Office
Replies: 10
Views: 1378

Re: St Oswald RC - Liverpool Record Office

Perhaps Liverpool could copy what Lancashire Records Office provides on their website (which I am sure many of you will be familiar with)? http://www.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/web/?siteid=4528&pageid=30542&e=e These PDF files are extremely useful as they tell you not only which registers are held ...
by Tex T
16 Sep 2013 16:30
Forum: Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History
Topic: St Oswald RC - Liverpool Record Office
Replies: 10
Views: 1378

Re: St Oswald RC - Liverpool Record Office

Thanks for letting me know, I didn't realise this church was available on Ancestry. In that case I can have a look at it in the library at Widnes. Thanks again.
by Tex T
16 Sep 2013 15:22
Forum: Liverpool & South West Lancashire Family History
Topic: St Oswald RC - Liverpool Record Office
Replies: 10
Views: 1378

St Oswald RC - Liverpool Record Office

I would like to look at a marriage which took place at St Oswald RC church Old Swan, and I can see from an online search of the Liverpool Record Office catalogue that the original registers are held there. However to see this I understand that I would have to request the item in advance. I would be ...