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william (bill) lanyon prescott st

Comment by: Don on 1st October 2011 at 13:31

BMD have Births Jun 1891, William Battersby Lanyon born in Wigan, could this be your William?

Comment by: brenda on 1st October 2011 at 21:33

yes, thanks for that don

Comment by: Kath Arkwright on 4th October 2011 at 10:47

Brenda - did you know your grandad and see his injury?

Comment by: brenda on 5th October 2011 at 18:34

if you mean about grandads hand yes i do thanks

Comment by: brenda on 5th October 2011 at 20:34

kath i was only 5yrs old when he died but i can remember evrything about him how do you know him

Comment by: Kath Arkwright on 6th October 2011 at 01:34

I don't know him. I saw his photograph,looked for his records, which were pension records and read about the amputation after the accident with a cogwheel. He did well over a year in the 5th Manchester Reserves and went from Private to L. Corporal and then Corporal but seemed not able to have a pension because his injury was in 'civil life'. I've been looking at my own hand trying to imagine how he managed.

There are 8 pages on Ancestry which I can send to you if you haven't already seen them.

Comment by: brian on 6th October 2011 at 08:11

hi kath, i am brendas son. i would like to see the papers you have of my great grandad. you could emil them to me and i will show my mum (brenda).thanks.

Comment by: brenda on 6th October 2011 at 12:11

Thanks very much for all that kath if you will send my son what you have found out i would appreciate it he was the nicest man you would wish to meet kath if you look on photos for doris and billy mcguire well doris my mam is bill lanyons daughter many thanks again kath

Comment by: Kath Arkwright on 6th October 2011 at 14:46

She looks like him!

Comment by: brenda on 6th October 2011 at 15:54

Hi Kath mi mam was as nice as mi grandad lanyon he ad his fingers took off when he was 12yrs old in factory he also saved a little lads life in a house fire mi mam told us once i always held his little finger when we went out thanks again kath

Comment by: Patricia Collier on 19th January 2012 at 17:02

Hi, I am trying to trace my Lanyon ancestors.My mum was Lilian Lanyon,and her dad was Joseph LANYON he was born about 1898 and married Elizabeth Barton in 1920 in Wigan.The Layons came up from Cornwall but I cant find where Joseph was born.

Comment by: brenda on 22nd January 2012 at 19:27

hello pat was your dads mams name battersby if so your dad was my mams cousin my mams name was doris lanyon my grandads name was william batters lanyon hope it helps p.s my lot came from cornwall

Comment by: brenda on 22nd January 2012 at 22:37

ello again pat my grandads name was william battersby lanyon his mother and dads name was alfred j lanyon and alice battersby (close) alfreds parents names was jocelyn [joseph] and grace they all came from cornwall except my grandad who came from pemberton wigan

Comment by: PAT on 16th February 2012 at 18:51


Comment by: PAT. on 2nd March 2012 at 19:48

Brenda I printed the photo of William and placed it next to the only photo I have of his brother Joe,gosh they look so alike,tried to contact you via email but not had any success.

Comment by: brenda on 8th April 2012 at 02:23

ello pat my grandad bill lanyon had a brother joe,a brother edward,and a sister ellen their mams name was alice battersby and their dads name was alfred john parents was from cornwall my grandad was born in pemberton in1891 i live in orrell i will get in touch with you again and try to tell you what i have found out.

Comment by: brenda on 8th April 2012 at 16:45

hello again pat i do believe your mam and my mam was cousins, your grandad joe and my grandad bill was born in pemberton (st johns they belong to )they ad a sister named ellen and another brother named edward but they were born in wigan, my mam had a brother called norman and a sister lilian we all came from prescott st near frog lane bye for now ....

Comment by: PAT on 8th April 2012 at 18:44


Comment by: brenda on 8th April 2012 at 21:07

hello pat my husband went to st johns bet you know him brian lowe is his name can,t wait to tell my sister speek soon ..

Comment by: brenda on 8th April 2012 at 21:11

sorry pat for got to say your mams cousin is in st jons my mams sister mi aunty lily my mam and dad is in gidlow cem ...

Comment by: Pat on 10th April 2012 at 12:37

Hello again Brenda,My mum is buried at Gidlow and her dad is in Ince the cemetry were the crematorium is.When my mum was alive she showed me a grave in Gidlow that had Ruth Lanyon on it and she said that was a relative.Mums brother Joseph died a few years before her and the last I knew her sister Alice lived on Moor Road Oreell. I live in Springfield,not far from Prescott Street.I dont remember your husband Iwas born in 58.speak soon x

Comment by: brenda on 10th April 2012 at 14:53

hello pat ruth lanyon is the wife of uncle norman your mums cousin my mam and dad are on the cathlic part in gidlow their names are william and doris mcguire what was ur mums name me and my sister will look for her grave by the way pat my husband is 12yr.speek older than you its lovely talking to you speek soon ..

Comment by: pat on 11th April 2012 at 11:06

Hi Brenda, My mums name is Lilian and her married name was Roberts,she is in the church of England site,as you enter the grave yard along the long road past the trees there are two benches just after the first turnoff on the left, my mum and dads grave is there about 3 up from level with i think the 2nd bench,Ihad her maiden name Lanyon put on the stone,she is with my dad Thomas Bridgewater Roberts.She was 82 when she died and so was my dad.I think Alfred john Lanyon is in grave L408 the paupers section at Lower Ince and I think William is in grave 0478,Alice died at 40 and is in grave S893 c of e.Jane ,Alfreds first wife died at 35 and is in grave L568 with her baby,she must have died in child birth.speak again

Comment by: brenda on 11th April 2012 at 18:25

hello pat thanks very much for telling me abt alfred haveing 2 wifes i did not know that,my grandad lanyon is buried with his youngest brother edward 2baby boys my brother and my cousin and my grandma lanyoni will b going gidlow cem, at weekend so i will look for your mum and dad pat can you tell me who joseph married thanks again speek soon xx

Comment by: pat on 11th April 2012 at 20:13

Hi Brenda,Joseph my grandad married Elizabeth Ann Barton and they had three grandperents had a spirtualist room in market st called st.elizabeths,they had lots of businesses fruit shops etc because he had a war pension and was financially comfortable but when he died in his early 40s of silent pneumonia the family had to go into lodgings my mum and her sister alice went to live with a Mrs,Lettuce from Scholes and their brother went somewhere else.Mum said her dad was fun,when he was asleep she used to put rollers in his hair she adored him.Her mum died at 52.Alfred john had two children with his first wife they lived in wardley street pemberton.gosh lots to exchange havnt we'

Comment by: brenda on 11th April 2012 at 20:51

hiya again pat, thanks for that info our grandads had a sister ellen she married a man called patrick doherty my uncle norman has a son named gearld who as kept the name lanyon going because he as a son there is a photo on wigan album of lanyon family left to right they are aunty lily uncle norman gran and my mam pat if your grandad was like mine we had the best 2 grandads my mam like yours adored him. have you any brothers and sisters bye fornow xx

Comment by: pat on 12th April 2012 at 11:40

Hi Brenda,thanks for the info,trying to work ou whos who.Alfreds first wife Jane had two children who survived her and would be our grandads step brother and sister,they are Mary Jane who was born in 1884 and John who was born in 1887 he married an Hannah Birchand I think they had a son Thomas who died in 1984 aged 67.Do you any photos of Alfred John or Alice his wife,or any other of their children.I dont have anything and I would love to have copies.I have one brother and one sister they are older than me Geoffrey and Christine.I have a cousin Joan and her sister who are the daughters of Joseph Lanyon my mums brother.Joan lives at Standish Lower Ground.Hope to catch up soon Pat

Comment by: brenda on 12th April 2012 at 22:48

its me again pat just want to tell you i have 2 sisters one older than me and one younger eileen my olest sister but unfortunate she died 18months ago she was 70 then me i am 67 and the yuongest linda she is 65 can you please put that photo of your grandad on wigan album so i can take a print off it many many thanks bye for now xx

Comment by: Amanda brady on 11th October 2019 at 20:34

My grandad Joesph Doherty mother was Ellen Lanyon her father was Alfred John Lanyon is this any relation

Comment by: Amanda on 11th October 2019 at 20:37

Alfred John Lanyon he came from Bodmin. He married a woman Jane who died in childbirth age 35. He married Alice Battersby she died at 40 in 1909. Alfred Johns father was Jocelyn Lanyon he married Grace copplestone in 1853 in Bodmin

Comment by: Patricia Collier on 28th February 2020 at 18:21

Yes this is a relative Alfred John lanyon is my relative

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