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Posted by philip ainscough on 8th March 2013  wiganhero@hotmail.co.uk 

LOUISA MURDOCK born dec 1929 - any information on this person PLEASE very important . She may have been adopted, mother was a Louisa Johnson/hutchinson father was a James murdock . Please someone give us some information on this person is my grandads long lost full sister he never knew he had .

Posted by Amanda on 7th March 2013  Wsup1980@gmail.com 

Looking for information on fairclough/Dickinson leading to wedgbury

Posted by Marion Roughley on 1st March 2013  mazroughley@btinternet.com 

Baptism: 24 Jul 1817 St John RC, Wigan, Lancashire, England
James Hurst - Son of James Hurst & Clare
Born: 22 Jul 1817
Godparents: Willm. Hallywell; Mary Roper
Register: Baptisms 1805 - 1822, Page 216
Source: Original register at LRO
Marriage: 2 Feb 1815 All Saints, Wigan, Lancashire, England
James Hurst - Parish of Wigan
Margaret Bibby - (X), Parish Of Wigan
Witness: James Harrison; Saml. Vizard
Married by Banns by: Thomas Pigot Curate
Register: Marriages 1813 - 1816, Page 174, Entry 522
Source: LDS Film 1885690
Marriage: 2 Feb 1815 St John RC, Wigan, Lancashire, England
James Herst -
Margt. Bibby -
Register: Marriages 1806 - 1822, Page 319
Source: Original register at LRO

Posted by Marion Roughley on 1st March 2013  mazroughley@btinternet,com 

To Patricia Foggon, are you still looking for Richard Fairhurst and his wife in Ashton In Makerfield?

Posted by philip ainscough on 1st March 2013  wiganhero@hotmail.co.uk 

i am looking for anyone who could be related to a louisa hutchinson/johnson or william johnson who's father was peter johnson live in bickershaw/hindley area both louisa and william were born in 1898 louisa's father was called Ralph tyring to locate louisa's history mostly

also any information on a james murdock who lived at walmer street wigan around 1931

Posted by weny on 28th February 2013  

any one with names charnock in there family tree

Posted by weny on 28th February 2013  

any one with the following names in there family tree heyes/hays/ hey/stockley. moorfield

Posted by Joyce on 27th February 2013  mikkifade@hotmail.com 

I am trying to trace my cousin Rita Haworth, she used to live on Poolstock Road I can't remember if it was 179 or 197 she married in the 60s and all I know is she went to live in New Springs. Anyone with any information please email me.

Posted by veronica gibson on 21st February 2013  veronica.gibson@o2.co.uk 

I am trying to trace my Hurst family forebears pre civil registration. I have James Hurst (b Lancs circa 1790) According to census records his wife was Margaret (b 1789 Lancs). I can't find their marriage. their children were all born in Wigan - Thomas, James (1817) and William (1821) Neither can I find the marriage of their son Thomas (b 1811 Wigan) to Charlotte Mason (b circa 1806 Wigan). I believe the family were RC. Any help/advice gratefully received!

Posted by bill cushing on 16th February 2013  bill.cushing@gmail.com 

For steve driscoll,i to am looking for magaret hodson of farmer street ,did you manage to locate her ,i have some important information.many thanks bill

Posted by John Needham on 15th February 2013  john.needham@hotmail.co.uk 

Message for GWAWR EILIAN. I have further info on Arthur James Sproson if you are still interested.

Posted by Dunne on 11th February 2013  

found your link from 2008,the Dunnes were a large Irish catholic family!John and Catherine were my gr'gr'grandparents.Will watch and see if your still about!

Posted by Jeannette Terry on 9th February 2013  

re;French family,Wigan,by Kat California.Hugh Mc Donnell and Ann Sherry are Great g'parents of mine.Ann Sherrys' Mother was also a Catherine Wood!Jeannette,Yorkshire

Posted by Joe Stringfellow on 8th February 2013  joe.stringfellow@liverpool.com 

In reply to a message from a few years ago by Jean Stringfellow.

You say you have information about early Stringfellow's from the Wrightington area you are willing to share. If that is still the case could you drop me a line as from what I can see my grandparents, great granparents etc where all from Wrightington and Shevington.Interested in them and possibly Goulding families of Wrightington.



Posted by joanna on 29th January 2013  joannahallissey@gmail.com 

Hi does neone have imfo regardin the name taberner frm wigan hindley.

Posted by alan banks on 23rd January 2013  rivington_view@hotmail.com  blacklawyers farm.

i mr ellis , in the late forties my mother and dad lived at blacklawyers farm, and i was one of seven childred , we had no running water , just a well in the farm yard, bucket and rope job, also we had no electricity, my late dad used to do his shift down the pit ,come home black has the ace of spades then he would take a sack and walk down the main railway line to pick coal that the local drivers would drop off . how sad was that,the funny thing about it when we were given a new council house in red rock haigh although we now had running water and proper heating we hated it .blacklawyers was built around 1650.if you read this mr ellis e mail me , thank you.

Posted by Steven Driscoll on 20th January 2013  denise_driscoll@live.com 

Hi its me again is there anyone out there who can tell me when Farmer street was demolished, what year. Iam still looking for anyone who knew a Margaret Hodson who i believe had a son called james,any help with this search would be much appreciated thank you.

Posted by agnes dunn on 15th January 2013  agnes39@hotmail.co.uk 

can the person wanting to contact me agnes dunn regarding dunn and parkinson please email me as it wont let me contact you.

Posted by Jean Lacey on 11th January 2013  Jeanlacey1@hotmail.co.uk 

Does anyone have information about St. Johns R.C. Young Men's club. .My grandfather, William Ashton, 1884-1923 was a member of their minstrel troupe. Also does anyone have info. About their family business. The Ashton family had a bookshop at 50 Millgate and a printing business on Crompton Street.

Posted by Fran Slater on 7th January 2013  ella.slater@btopenworld.com 

Looking for Agnes DUNN who was looking for Elizabeth Ann PARKINSON who married 1885 Thomas DUNN