Dunn Family

Started by: DebCas (4)

Is anyone here related to James Dunn who was born in Hindley in 1868? He was married to Alice (Bullen) and they had seven children, one of whom sadly died. The surviving children were called Annie, Lily, John William, Mary Alice, Ellen and Agnes. I have been trying to scramble over this brick wall, in my family tree, for the past couple of years now and any help at all would be gratefully received

Started: 20th Dec 2019 at 06:20

Posted by: mygriffiths (1205)

The family seemed to have moved around a lot from the children's birthplaces.A misprint in the 1911 of Tudley for Hindley actually appears as Indley on the census written by James and where he has written the address as 31,Frederick Street St.Helens which is close to Leonard Street in the St.Helens Junction area.

1911 Census For England & Wales
31 Leonard St Helens, St Helens, Lancashire, England
Household Members
Members that resided in the household at the time of the census.
First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Sex Age Birth year Occupation Birth place
James Dunn Head Married Male 42 1869 Coal Miner Hewer Upholland Wigan Lancs
Alice Dunn Wife Married Female 38 1873 - Lace Wigan Lancs
Annie Dunn Daughter Single Female 16 1895 Pit Boro Cass Whiston Prescol Lancs
Lilley Dunn Daughter Single Female 15 1896 - Whiston Prescol Lancs
John William Dunn Son - Male 12 1899 - Tudley Wigan Lanc
Mary Alice Dunn Daughter - Female 8 1903 - Wigan Lancs
Ellen Dunn Daughter - Female 6 1905 - St Helens Lancs
Agnes Dunn Daughter - Female 4 1907 - Burtonwood Lancs

The 1901 census has them at 20, Hart Street, Westhoughton, Bolton, Lancashire, England

Replied: 21st Dec 2019 at 01:13
Last edited by mygriffiths: 21st Dec 2019 at 01:25:29

Posted by: DebCas (4)

Thank you very much for all of your help mygriffiths. I suspect that they probably moved around a lot with being a coal mining family. Many thanks for the additional info on Frederick street, St Helens and for deciphering Tudley as being as misprint of Hindley. I had been wondering where on earth Tudley was!

James's mum was called Mary and she worked for a time as a charwoman. His dad was called John and he worked as a brickyard labourer. John must have died not long after James was born as Mary is listed as a widow on each census record. James was born at 12 Low Mill, Hindley. In 1871 they were at Alma Hill Up Holland. In 1881 they had moved to Barracks off Higher Lane, Up Holland. In 1891 James appears to be lodging with a family called Melling at 16 Higher Lane, Up Holland. He married Alice in 1894 and they moved to 20 Hart Street, Westhoughton.

Replied: 21st Dec 2019 at 08:37

Posted by: mygriffiths (1205)

I wasn't sure if you were looking for more recent family connections but glad this was of some use.

Replied: 21st Dec 2019 at 10:49

Posted by: DebCas (4)

Yes, I am hoping to find someone who knows the family. James is my great grandfather but I know very little about his parents. The only info I know about James himself is what I have found from census forms and birth\marriage centificates. Mary, his mum, was born in Roscommon and her maiden name was Gavin. Any information is really helpful and might just jog someone's memory.

Replied: 21st Dec 2019 at 11:53

Posted by: mygriffiths (1205)

I wonder if you have seen this record on find my past which has James and his brother Joseph( mother Mary)in the list.

Record Transcription:
National School Admission Registers & Log-Books 1870-1914

First name(s) James
Last name Dunn
Birth year 1868
Birth date 10 Jun 1868
Event year 1878
School name St Thomas's Church of England Junior School
Town Upholland
County Lancashire
Country England
Parent name(s) Mary
Book type Admissions
Archive reference SMUp/3/5
Folio / page no. -
Lancashire Archives
Record set National School Admission Registers & Log-Books 1870-1914
Category Education & work
Subcategory Schools & Education
Collections from Great Britain, England

Replied: 21st Dec 2019 at 14:22

Posted by: DebCas (4)

That is great, thank you so much! James had a younger brother called Joseph and an older one called John and the date on James's birth certificate is 10th June, so it is definitely him No I don't have access to Find My Past, I use Ancestry at my local library.

Replied: 21st Dec 2019 at 18:34


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