Sign the messagebook with your comments, help required, suggestions etc...
There are currently 1,888 entries in 95 pages.
To Martin about the 22/06/2005.
Priorywood The mount.
Would you email with your storys.
I'm searching some information on The Mount
I had a family member who live there call Abraham Guest.
Thankyou for your time
All the best from cherylann Guest.
hi tricia I have sent you an email but Im still learning if you dont rec. it let me know through messagebook ok celia
I am looking for info on a Joseph Rudd bc 1818 married Jane Eckersley in 1844 their daughter Alice Rudd b1857 was my g/grandmother. Josephs father was also named Joseph Thanks Christina
We have a connection. have emailed you directly.
My gt gt grandfather , James Leyland 1823-1884 married Ann Holland who was the daughter of Aaron holland a clogger of Queen Street, Wallgate, in 1847.
does anyone have info on elizabeth ann parkinson born in newtown about 1866 and she married thomas dunn in 1885
I've had help through here before so thought I'd try my luck again!
I have got my Wigan-side family tree back to John FAIRHURST(born c.1809 according to some censuses, in Ashton in Makerfield, living in Downham Green)who was married to Betty PILLING(born 1811, Ashton in Makerfield). Also Richard LITTLER (born c.1799) who was married to Hannah SIMKIN (born c.1798). I would love to find out more about their parents and siblings. So if you can help I'd love to hear from you.
My Heyes family originate from the Billinge area,
I have a good many in my tree at the moment
but I am always looking to connect siblings of my direct family to marriages, and other surrounding areas,
I would be happy to share my records with anyone looking for help with their searches,
Other names of interest to me are Twist, Atherton, Foster,Bryan
I am researching my family history and perhaps some of you have come accross the names of Bolton and Woods from Wallgate Wigan.
James Bolton b 1799 married Catherine Woods b 1812 at All Saints Church Wigan in Dec 1840. They moved to Liverpool, shortly afterwards, as they are not mentioned on the census for Wigan for 1841. They had a son, Joseph ( my G Grandfather)he was born in 1852. I am also trying to establish the birth date of James's father Robert Bolton, who was Mayor of Wigan in 1805 and also 1815.
Would appreciate some info on this person.
Can anyone connect the Leyland/Calland/Fairhurst families of Wigan, Whelley and New Springs 1870's onward?
Believe Leylands still lived Greatacre 1960's
Can anyone help with Ellen Walker. Born Ellen Leyland 1855/6/7 father John and mother possibly Ann. She married Matthew Fairhurst 19.01.1875 at Wigan Register Office and they had 5 children, James 1873, John 1878, Robert 1880, Matthew 1884 and Margaret 1886. Matthew Fairhurst died 1890 and Ellen married John Walker in 1891. By 1901 they were living at Bolton Road Aspull with Robert, Matthew and Margaret,John's children John, Henry and Mary Ellen and 3 more sons William, James and Thomas born 1894-1897.
I have been unable to find Ellen's birth or death records, if anyone can help, please email me.
Can anyone connect to any of these marriages.
1885 Ellen Lee to Frances William Malone. Register Office. Wigan.
1883 Elizabeth Lee to William Humphreys. St George. Wigan.
1885 Elizabeth Lee to Samuel Thomas Horrocks. Register Office. wigan.
1883 Maria Lee to John Smith at Christ Church, Ince Wigan.
1885 Maria lee to James Greenhall. St John, Wigan.
1891 Alice Anne Lee to Frank Gaskell. at Astley St Stephens, Wigan.
1896 Sarah Ann Lee to Richard Parr. Christ Church. Wigan.
1919 Agnes Lee to Henry Knowles. Kingsleigh Methodist Church.
Also Mary Lee to James Green. c 1880 Hindley/Wigan.
If you can connect any of these to the name Holland please get in touch. I am trying a process of illimination
Searching for Heyes/Hayes and Gregory families from Hindley & Wigan. Also Moorfield families. Richard Heyes married Ann Moorfield/Mirfield circa 1869 but can't find their marriage anywhere. Anyone researching these names?
Hello- Looking for decendants of my grandmother Lily Hill born in Wigan in 1888. Her parents were Thomas and Sarah Ann Hill (formerly Shannon). They lived at #4 Castle Street in Wigan. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
This is a really great site and has already proved helpful.
Does anyone have any information about the Bradshaw family living in 1881 census at 85 Platt Lane, Wigan. I know it was a shop. I also believe they lived at Monument Park later on.
Anything would be useful
hi, first of all what a great site ,very interesting. im trying to find out anything about a william eaves son of edward . i believe he had an accident when he was about nine years old in wigan this resulted in him losing an arm.i think he lived in ince but he was born in barnsley about 1881/2he later moved to blackpool where he married maud isabelle shepherd of accrington. he later became well known as a bookmaker and went to ascot races .i have a picture of him there with his son. he died 1952 .i would be most grateful to anyone who can tell me anything about him.
Due to recent spooky happenings at the priory wood (The mount) in orrell, me and everybody else that works here would love to hear more information about the ghosts that apparently haunt the place, if you have any stories, or information regarding this it would be much appreciated.
i am reasearing the moore family that came to wig from ireland around the mid 1800s. my great grandad patrick moore whom was born in irland came to enland with his farther also called patrick and another five brothers. they may have dad wifes and or children with them. i aslo beleive were some sister. ther were a large family as some of them went to america instead of coming to england. if any one has any info that could help me in my search please contact me. does any know how or were i would find the passenger lists of those who came from ireland to england.
I have just seen Stuart's enquiry about information on The Mount, Orrell. You might be interested in a 1903 photo of the Nunnery in Orrell currently on eBay.
Thank you so much for the census info on Holland, Lee and Green. Now I have a possible death sate for Aaron and Jane I can send for their death certificates. You have also given me the names of three other children that I didnt know about. I know the Green family where at 8 Alicks Fold, Westhoughton in 1901. I have quite a lot of info from then on. Are you related? If you are interesred please email me because there is too much info to put on here.