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Posted by Gwawr Eilian on 28th March 2013  gwawreilian@yahoo.co.uk 

Replying to a message posted by John Needham on 15th February 2013 - whcih I have only just spotted. I would be most grateful if you could get back to me with info regarding Sproson. Many thanks

Posted by christine thompson on 28th March 2013  cat@longen.freeserve.co.uk 

Hi I am trying to contact Ricky Weinberg re a reference I saw on Wigan World. I sent him an e mail re a query he posted on an e mail a few years ago and it did not 'go' Could he please get back to me. Thanks

Posted by christine thompson on 28th March 2013  cat@longen.freeserve.co.uk 

Hi I am trying to contact Ricky Weinberg re a reference I saw on Wigan World. I sent him an e mail re a query he posted on an e mail a few years ago and it did not 'go' Could he please get back to me. Thanks

Posted by renie mckee on 22nd March 2013  reniemckee@comcast.net 

searching for anyone with connections to JOHN GREENALL, wife ALICE, children,HENRY,JANE GREENALL,circa 1840's.

Posted by weny on 18th March 2013  wendy60@fastmail.fm 

hi i saw a post from a FRIDAY-CAT, posted 14/3/2010.i have the following people in my tree, THOMAS MOORFIELD married a MARGARET CHARNOCK,children RACHAEL 1850-1860, ANN1846(this is my conection to the family)HENRY 1848,WILLIAM 1850, and MARGARET 1852,do you think we have any conection?

Posted by june tonge on 17th March 2013  junetonge@yahoo.com 

Hi i wonder if you can help i am sarching the mchale tree my grandad was John hes dad Thomas siblings NORA ANTHONY JOHN BORN 1877 MARGERET 1879 KATHERINE1881PATERICK1882 BET DIED THE SAME YEARTHOMAS 1884 JAMES 1886 MARY 1888 MARTIN 1890 MATHEW AND TWIN JOESEPH 1894 WOULD LOVE TO FIND OTHERS LOOKING FOR OUR FAMILY .KIND REGARDS JUNE

Posted by veronica gibsonv on 8th March 2013  veronica.gibson@o2.co.uk 

Many thanks to Marion Roughly for helping me trace a marriage in Wigan.

I wonder if anyone can help with another marriage? It is between THOMAS HURST (b circa 1811) son of James Hurst, and CHARLOTTE MASON (b circa 1806). Both bride and groom were born in Wigan but moved to Limefield, Bury by 1841. Several children were born in Wigan, the earliest being circa 1826. So I am looking for a wedding about 1826+, and I assume James was rather young to be getting married! Or they got married after one or more children were born ... The family of Thomas were RC.

Any assistance would be gratefully received.

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 

TO VERONICA GIBSON
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 

HURST FAMILY OF WIGAN.
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