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Posted by Christine Childs on 5th November 2010  cmchilds.childs@gmail.com 

I'm having trouble locating the marriage record of James Rimmer and Margaret?. The had a daughter Margaret Rimmer christened on 25/7/1819 in Standish. I'm very keen to find her parents marriage, mother's maiden name and father James' christening records...but am not having any luck in the IGI records. I'm hoping someone else has them in their family tree or has a creative suggestion

Christine, Melbourne, Australia

Posted by Jimmy on 4th November 2010  

A Lucy Deakin Married Frank Swann 1905 in Stockport on Cheshire BMD.

Posted by james riding on 4th November 2010  seamus78@gotadsl.co.uk 

HI jean
re lucy deakin searching the lancashire bmds
found this entry for a Lucy Deakin marriasge to Frank Stanley at StAnnes Clifton Salford 1920. Maybe being born in Stockport might be under the Cheshire Bmds

Posted by Jean Webster on 3rd November 2010  jeanwebster@talktalk.net 

Am looking for details of Lucy Pownall Deakin born 1884 Stockport Father George b 1854 G/Parents Robert Deakin b1816 Martha Pownall b1819.
This lady was a nurse in France during the war and cared for a relative of someone I know.They would really like to find out what happened to her so if anyone knows ANYTHING at all or can help with any way of tracing her we would be really grateful.
Please place any replies on the site or contact me on my E Mail.Many Thanks

Posted by Jean Webster on 22nd October 2010  jeanwebster@talktalk.net 

I have some information on the Thorpe's if Angela would like to contact me.Tried to E Mail but did not manage to send.

Posted by Julie Adams on 19th October 2010  juliek1130@yahoo.com 

I am looking for any information on my great grandparents. My great grandmother was Ellen White born in 1867 in Wigan, UK. She married William Unsworth in 1888 in Wigan. She left Wigan in 1916 for the US. I think William was born in 1867 in Pemberton. Please email me. Thanks!

Posted by Angela on 17th October 2010  andyandalex@gmail.com 

I am trying to find some information on the Thorpe family, I have a marriage cert of John Thorpe in 1907 aged 22 to Elizabeth Brogan agred 18. Johns father is named as Joseph and they lived at Warrington Road, Pemberton. Elizabeth Brogan was living at 9 Whitledge Green Ashton in Makerfield. Any help on the Thorpe family will be greatly received- Regards

Posted by Peter Harwood on 17th October 2010  peterharwood1@aol.com 

I understand that my grandfather, Herbert William Harwood, was manager of Wigan greyhound stadium in the late 1920s and early 1930s.

Has anyone ever come across his name during their researches.

Posted by Richard on 14th October 2010  richard.5@talktalk.net 

I am searching for any one researching Ogden familys who lived on High street Standish around 1890 too ????? please e mail me If you can help .. many thanks

Posted by Pam Wire on 14th October 2010  pam.wire@btinternet.com 

Hi - I am looking for information/descendants of William and Ethel Caroline Butler (nee Tella or McLeod) They moved to Ashton C1916 and lived for a time at 9 Bolton Road Wigan

Posted by Maurice Simms on 9th October 2010  mandasimms@bell.net 

I'm researching the Simm family of Upholland -- Joseph Simm and Ellen Dean married at All Saints, Wigan, in 1838.
Any information/leads/suggestions would be very much appreciated.
Maurice Simms

Posted by Christine Barbour-Moore on 6th October 2010  Special424@Hotmail.com 

Bomb Dropped In Fields Belonging to Sicklefield House Second World War

Does anybody remember a bomb dropping at the bottom of Brock Mill Lane, Wigan during the Second World War. I know this did happen, as my mother lived at Sicklefield House and the bomb dropped in the field. German plane being chased by the RAF. I find it strange that there are no records of this in the Observer Archives or anywhere else. Blew out the windows etc of Ludovic Terrace, Broomhey Avenue and Wigan Lane. Any memories please would be appreciated.

Posted by Anne Rose nee CROWTHER on 4th October 2010  

I am researching the Adamson family of Garswood. Does anyone know about Jack Adamson killed by a bomb in 1940. Also the family of Wm Adamson-wondering if any are still alive. My grandfather was Robert(Bob)Adamson and my mum was Hilda. Thanks

Posted by margaret dickinson on 29th September 2010  

Hi I am researching the surname 'Dolan' Daniel Dolan B: 1854 is my Grt Grandfather who lived in Scholes, Wigan, he was a hairdresser and I am told that he had a shop in Scholes or Scholes Street around 1901 and then his business moved I think to Greenough Street - not sure of dates. I would be grateful if anyone knows or has any information about the dolan family.

Posted by james riding on 29th September 2010  seamus78@gotadsl.co.uk 

re wigan newspapers

on lancashire BMDs George Nuttall died Hindley 1839 aged 71

Posted by Orson Carte on 28th September 2010  

Re Wigan newspapers. Thanks James but I already know about those sites. What I really want are obituaries, so I can get more details. The person I'm particularly interested in is George Nuttall, who I believe was a coal proprietor and haulier (well known in Wigan) who died in 1839. If anybody has any info I'd be very grateful for it.

Posted by james riding on 28th September 2010  seamus78@gotadsl.co.uk 

Re Wigan papers
If you enter these websites birth marriages and death might help you
1 Lancashire online parish clerks project

2 Lancashire BMDs

both these sites start from 1837 to 1974

Posted by OrsonCarte on 27th September 2010  

Can anybody tell me what newspapers were being published in Wigan around 1839 please? Are there any online (for births, marriages and deaths)?

Posted by james riding on 20th September 2010  

1881 free census returns for Wigan workhouse are available online i

Posted by Standisher on 20th September 2010   http://finchgenealogy.blogspot.com/

Could someone advise if there are any records available relating to the residents of the Wigan Union Workhouse? I'm looking for William Finch (1835-1912) and Isaac McDonald (1786-1868) if at all possible.