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Posted by karole on 20th January 2011  

looking for info on Ann Jane Roby b.1904 married Herbert Abrahams in 1924 at St catherines church Wigan. children are Edward Abrahams b 1924 and Marlene Abrahams 1928 who married a Dawber.Any help appreciated.Regards Karole

Posted by Anne Rose on 19th January 2011  

Stephen Walsh was MP for Ince in 1920's and he was married to Anne Adamson. Is there any remaining family?

Posted by kate on 17th January 2011  kasure@tiscali.co.uk 

Hi, has anyone come across a Thomas Fairhurst born in 1820, and married to an Alice Meadows in 1843? I am trying to track down any siblings or parents of the same. Also his grandson Thomas Fairhurst, born in 1864, and married in 1904 to an elizabeth ann maguire, I would similiarly like to trace any immediate family members. Thanks.

Posted by gloria crowcroft on 17th January 2011  gloria.crowcroft@talktalk.net 

hi can any one give me advice on how to find out someones fathers name.I have traced my family tree back to 1821 when my great great great granfather robert lowton or lawton married a catherine norris at eccleston on 6.3.1821.I need to know how to find roberts father.I have been on the parish registers but this is where I have become stuck. any help out there thanks

Posted by caroline page on 12th January 2011  pog222@hotmail.com 

hi ca anyone help trying to find out about my family the cawley family, bill cawley one of the lancashire lads is related to me thats as much as i know

Posted by Joan Broome on 8th January 2011  joanbroome@virginmedia.com 

Looking for info on Samuel and Allen Massey Samuel was living at 151 Withington Lane Aspull with wife Florence Son John Hy and Florences Father John Hy Winnett on 1901 census Allen Married Betsy Yates in 1906 had 2 sons Joseph Massey born 1907 and Allen 1909 in Wigan if anyone can help would be most appreciated

Posted by Rosemary on 8th January 2011  

Am looking for information about Patrick and Ann McQue who died in the Union Workhouse in 1873. Would be grateful for any information as to where the workhouse records might be available

Posted by sheila on 4th January 2011  the.mail@sympatico.ca 

Looking for information on a John Clarke m:Mary Ann Belshaw 1866 in Wigan.
I would like to find his parents Miochael father Mother ?
Mary Ann'sfather Edawrd, mother?
Thanks for any help.

Posted by james riding on 3rd January 2011  seamus78@gotadsl.co.uk 

can anyone remember the Moss brothers plumbers merchants in Atherton, trying to find christian names of the brothers i think the shop was near to the Atherton railway station.

Posted by Carol Watkins on 1st January 2011  car.lynwatkins@yahoo.co.uk 

I have just found a message left by Lorna Haseler for details about Danny Hurcombe. I know he played for Talywain RFC which is near Pontypool in South Wales she should search here for relations.

Posted by Jen on 30th December 2010  

Is anyone looking into the family of Clayton or Mee.
I am still trying to find anyone who can help me trace my late Mother-in-laws family.
Her mother was Elizabeth Clayton born 1885 in Hindley to Thomas Clayton c1848 and Elizabeth Mee c1850 address in the 1891 Census was Hardybutts Hindley Wigan.
We would be pleased to have any further information on the familys.

Posted by james riding on 28th December 2010  

looking fo any information on William Moss born in Atherton 1889, son of Peter Moss, or relatives. Its possible that a son was born into his family 1923 again William Moss in Atherton

Posted by Steve Mcleod on 22nd December 2010  stevejmcleod@yahoo.co.uk 

I posted the message five years ago but have no idea why it was attributed to Felix whoever.
Still struggling five years later with more details about Peter Sassi but I eventually found out where he and Catherine FAirclogh married and where all the family are buried.
Please get in touch Alison in case you have any more info.

Posted by james riding on 18th December 2010  seamus78@gotadsl.co.uk 

Hi Sharon
just in case my email didn't find you . John Rooney Married Sarah Jane Glass at Wigan registry office registrar attended 1875

Posted by Sharon Bardsley Hodgkiess on 17th December 2010  basilsb@yahoo.co.uk 

EXHAUSTED at Searching through Ancestry and other sites. Can anyone please help in looking through records for a marriage between Sarah Jane Glass and John Rooney in 1875 in the Archive Library if anyone is fortunate enough to get down there. I just need to know the particulars to the marriage, please. I would really appreciate any help assistance. Hoping in anticipation, many many thanks Sharon. Have a wonderful Xmas everyone

Posted by Hilary. on 14th December 2010  jan.g@blueyonder.co.uk 

Looking for descendants of Fosters in Wigan, Lancashire.

Namely George Foster B. abt. 1799/Stone Mason,
Thomas Foster/Bricklayer or Joiner, B. abt. 1837 and married to Mary Hague.

Would also like to find descendants of Mary Hague.

Names linked to these families include Donnelly, Lenegan/Leneghan, Murphy, Halliwell, Greaves, Barrett.


Posted by Bridget Hall on 7th December 2010  mandb@24mus.freeserve.co.uk 

Trying to trace Patricia M Wilkins bn 26 Jan 1936 and/or any of her family. Patricia's mother was Olive Alker

Posted by Clare Henderson on 7th December 2010  

Anyone with conections to Ann Stopforth married to Thomas Dickinson in St Cuthberts Halsall. Ann was daughter of Edward and Margaret Stopforth who were born around 1750. Ann is my great,great great granmother

Posted by Rod ross on 5th December 2010  roro.ross@virgin.net 

Trying to contact Peter Cross re- Goss reunion photographs.

Posted by s.cowan on 30th November 2010  s.cowan23@ntlworld.com 

Trying to find out when my grandfather James Felton Porter played for Wigan, he played for Preston North End in 1947 he was born in 1925 at Preston. Can anyone give me any info. Thankyou.