Looking for a death of the above born 1830 /31in wigan ,he was alive in 1888 at his daughters marriage, But can't find him on 1891 census. He lived in Scholes area in 1871/81 census, but can't find a death or burial for him anywhere.
Started: 17th Feb 2021 at 16:30
his wife was widowed in1891 the only one i can find is this one Alker William 47 yrs Schofield Lane 28-Feb 1891 M 422 * C of E
Replied: 17th Feb 2021 at 21:15
Thank you its not him ,age is wrong he was born 1830.
Replied: 18th Feb 2021 at 10:48
Was he the 2nd son of William Alker & Mary Johnson born 18 Oct 1830, bap 28 Jan 1831, abode Pemberton?
If so, sorry I have no further info about him. I also haven't found his death nor burial.
However my interest in the family mainly stems from 3 of his brother Thomas' daughters, 2 of whom married John Bromilow, the toffee manufacturer, the 3rd married my paternal g'ma's brother Richard Berry.
If this is your family and you would like to correspond further my e-mail can be found attached to James Berry 1894 in the Genealogy board.
Replied: 20th Feb 2021 at 22:07
I'll pass this onto the person who's tree it is,I'm only helping,although I am related to the alkers way back. It is the right person
Replied: 23rd Feb 2021 at 19:55
Helen and I are descended from james and ellen arrowsmith 1736. Mine samuel ,1783 and hers james 1762
Replied: 23rd Feb 2021 at 20:12
Helen and I are descended from james and ellen arrowsmith 1736. Mine samuel ,1783 and hers james 1762. Found a death February 1891 for a william in wigan cemetery,,address sounds right but age too young,can't find a, death anywhere else in the country between 1888 when he was at daughters wedding and 1891 he's not in census for 1891 .so thinking it could be him with wrong age ?
Replied: 23rd Feb 2021 at 20:22
Found him it's the william who died 1891 with wrong age on cert. But in the original which was sent for ,his step daughter mary emma thompson was present,she lived in 2. linney st, scholes,which was the address she gave and also lived at with Maria,her mother.
Replied: 21st Mar 2021 at 15:55
Well done, Christine and thanks for posting info.
I'll add it to my tree.
Replied: 23rd Mar 2021 at 10:43
I know little did they know in those days how hard it is to find them now, suppose some of them couldn't read or write, he gave wrong age on his marriage too lol ???? Helen s tree is on ancestry think it's public.
Replied: 27th Mar 2021 at 17:53
Last edited by christine marsden: 27th Mar 2021 at 17:56:34
Unfortunately I no longer have a subscription with Ancestry, so will not be able to view it.
Replied: 28th Mar 2021 at 20:56