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Posted by wendy coleman on 7th April 2011  wendy-coleman@hotmail.co.uk 

does anyone have a Grt Grandad John Holme.b 1884.
And have Aunties called Mary or Ellen Holme.
Their father was William Holme b 1859.
If any of this family sounds familiar. Please contact me.

Posted by tony fleming on 31st March 2011  tony-fleming@hotmail.co.uk 

i,m trying to track down my family in wigan especialy my daughter who has just turned twenty two this march her name is or was rebecca louise fleming and she had two step siter,s called nicola and kimberly there last know address was 83 rose ave beech hill wigan and that was back in 1990 please help i,m desperate

Posted by Dianne Carstairs on 31st March 2011  

Looking for family of Elizabeth Banks born Wigan abt.1800-1816. Married Thomas Gad 1823 Market Drayton.

Posted by james riding on 30th March 2011  seamus78@gotadsl.co.uk 

Re birth of Francis Gibson, baptised. Wigan Palatine 19th February 1757
Father Francis Gibson
Mother Ann Gibson

Posted by james riding on 30th March 2011  seamus78@gotadsl.co.uk 

re Gibson & Melling
Mary Melling born 22 June 1758, Wigan palatine
Father John
Mother Margaret

Marriage to Francis Gibson 26th June 1778 Upholland Wigan

Posted by Jimmy on 29th March 2011  

Re Gibson/Melling.
There's a Mary Melling on Family search, father John Melling, mother Elizabeth Gaskell, married Francis Gibson About 1778.

Posted by Sharon on 28th March 2011  Fair  http://sharonfair@dodo.com.au

Early birth/marriage records for Wigan? Im looking for Francis GIBSON b1757 married Mary MELLING. Any early records of either surname would be great.

Posted by Hazel on 17th March 2011  hazel93@live.com 

I am trying to find a photo of a Giles Fletcher taken in Wigan Road New Springs, he was stood outside a barber shop with two young boys.

Posted by Pauline Devanney on 16th March 2011  paulinedevanney@googlemail.com 

I have seen a message from Kay Richards in 2006 asking for members of the Stow family who came from Barrowford. A friend of mine in Cornwall is a member of that family so if Kay would like to get in touch with me I can put her in touch with my friend.

Posted by Val Winpenny on 16th March 2011  

Hi to Jennifer Sullivan.
Re. your msg on 13th March.
I see one of your family names is Webster.
My 2xGt Grandmother was Elizabeth b. 4th June 1828 to Henry & Mary Webster in Wigan.
I would be interested to know if there is any connection.
Cheers Val.

Posted by linda reed on 16th March 2011  lyndare1d@hotmail.com 

I am trying to trace members of the Lyons family . My g,gg aunt was Bridget Mcgrail . She married William Lyons and they had William1901,born Rawtenstall.All other children were born in Wigan Mary1903 ,Honora1905,Bridget Ellen 1906 and maybe more.William and Bridget were both from County Mayo in Ireland. William worked as a corporation labourer and Bridget worked in a mill in 1911. I would love to find out more about the family . Can you help ?

Posted by colin dunne on 14th March 2011  dunnec@live.co.uk 

Dinah posted request 24/02/2008 re john dunn married catherine mcdonald i may have info of interest please feel free to email me.

Posted by Jennifer Sullivan on 13th March 2011  sullivank@hotmail.com 

TAYLOR James b. before 1800
Elizabeth b 1812
William b 1814
Esther b 1815 m. Joseph WHITTLE
Mary b abt 1817 m. T. HITCHEN
Jane b abt 1820 m. James Taylor in 1846
John b abt 1821
Charles b. abt 1827
Henry b abt 1824
James b abt 1825

any info related to the above family is appreciated.
Eliabeth, William and John never married. The others all married with children...

Some other family names:

Posted by alan bamford on 11th March 2011  alan@alanbamford.com 

For M.Hughes. I think William Bamford was my grandfather. I can just remember him and saw him in his coffin in our parlour at 309, Poolstock Rd. I must have been 2 or 3 yars old. I have a book of his with his address in Heanor. It's about animals. Apparently he did taxidermy. My Father was Ernest Bamford who lost a leg at Blundell's pit (1918) age 13. We had the Bakery dancehall and rollerskating in Pemberton. The only uncles I knew were Joe and Albert both from near Goose Green where my grandfather lived.

Posted by maureen parkinson on 10th March 2011  grannypledge@talktalk.net 

I remember as a child going with my grandma to Crook village and visiting people who had a shop there, the name Clayton comes to mind. I think there was a connection with my grandma's aunt, maiden name Fountain. Did she marry someone from Crook? Can anyone help with information re this?

Posted by Rod Taylor on 10th March 2011  skoobsdor@optusnet.com.au 

I am looking for any information on Henry Mercer christened 7 Sep 1817 Saint Mary The Virgin West Derby Lancashire England and his father William Mercer christened 25 May 1794 at Church of England Wigan Lancashire England. Both were carpenters and joiners at Blackhorse Lane.

Posted by alison smith on 4th March 2011  alifaysmith@hotmail.co.uk 

i am trying to trace members of my mothers family from her fathers side he was a wigan man marsh was the family name my mothers name was althea born 1929 she had two half brothers older than her i think herbert and alfred marsh please can anyone give me any information i was told there were lots of reletives in wigan

Posted by agnes on 2nd March 2011  agnes45@optusnet.com.au 

Looking for information or school photos on Ruth Agnes Brunton Headmistress in Wigan 1900-1975.
Mabel Esther Brunton school teacher in Wigan 1900 - 1966
George Henry Brunton Civil Servant (inland revenue) all of Wigan 1900-1980

Posted by Jo Ann on 27th February 2011  goatlovers@wmconnect.com 

Researching Thomas Jameson 1679-1734, born Wigan and migrated to Maryland. Married Mary Doyne. Any info greatly appreciated

Posted by Mike gerrard on 23rd February 2011  mikegerrard@hotmail.co.uk 

Hi, Re gerrards of bryn. 'Google' 'Garret before America' an interesting and reliable 'trail' of the Gerrard name. hope it helps