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Hill/Hoy Fanning Family

Started by: AZLAURA (3)

Hello from Arizona! I am looking for information or resources to information on family members who lived in Wigan. My great grandparents George Hill & Jane Adelaide Hoy Fanning were married September 12, 1913 and had two children in Wigan...Muriel Hill born July 17, 1917 and Ronald Hill born June 4, 1915 (he died as a child on December 22, 1918 which spurred the family to move to America.) We are also wondering if we have any relatives still in the area. Any information is appreciated.

Started: 2nd Jan 2024 at 15:26

Posted by: JAMB (156)

According to the Lancashire Online Parish Clerks website the marriage between George and Jane was on the 20th Sept not the 12th ?? at the King Street Methodist Church

Jane was the daughter of Thomas Fanning and Rose Hannah Hoy , Thomas and Rose were married on the 25th November 1883 at St. Josephs R.C. Church Wigan , the marriage doesnt seem to have lasted , as Rose reverted back to her maiden name and died 1910 and is buried at St. Wilfrids Church Standish Wigan. Rose was born Rosanna Jane Hoy in Hertfordshire the daughter of Thomas Hoy and Hannah Reed

Thomas Fanning is a bit of a mystery he appears to be in lodgings in 1891 and listed as a groom which ties in with the info on his daughters marriage records?

Jane had 2 Sisters Gertrude Maud Fanning b 1885 and
Annie Hoy ( father unknown ) Gertrude married a William Astle in 1915 and died in 1931
I will see what I can find of George Hill

Replied: 3rd Jan 2024 at 15:16

Posted by: winnie (1546) 

Annie Hoy in 1921
1921 Census Of England & Wales
38, Jardine Road, Aston Manor, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England Boarder Female 1897 24 Wigan, Lancashire, England Solutioning Dunlop Rubber Co Out Of Work

Replied: 4th Jan 2024 at 11:12

Posted by: winnie (1546) 

Name Annie Hoy
Gender Female
Age 27
Birth Date abt 1897
Marriage Date 25 Oct 1924
Marriage Place Aston, St Peter and St Paul, Warwickshire, England
Parish as it Appears Aston, St Peter and St Paul
Thomas Hoy Coachman
Bert Crisp

Replied: 4th Jan 2024 at 11:13

Posted by: winnie (1546) 

William Astle in 1921
1921 Census Of England & Wales
94, Scholefield Lane, Wigan, Lancashire, England William Astle Head Male 1891 30 Ince in Makerfield, Lancashire, Collier Hewer Wigan Coal & Iron Co Ltd
Gertrude Astle Wife Female 1890 31 Ince in Makerfield, Lancashire, Home Duties -
Jack Astle Son Male 1919 1 Ince in Makerfield, Lancashire,

Replied: 4th Jan 2024 at 11:17

Posted by: surfer_tom (875)

Looks like the astle family are on at Catherine's parishs clerks on line marriage and children baptisms all there

Replied: 4th Jan 2024 at 11:46

Posted by: surfer_tom (875)

St Catherines church Wigan

Replied: 4th Jan 2024 at 11:56

Posted by: winnie (1546) 

Name Rose Astle
Registration Date Apr 1924
Registration Quarter Apr-May-Jun
Registration district Wigan
Inferred County Greater Manchester
Mother's Maiden Name Fanning

Replied: 4th Jan 2024 at 14:24

Posted by: winnie (1546) 

Name Rose Astle
Registration Date Oct 1945
Registration Quarter Oct-Nov-Dec
Registration district Ince
Inferred County Lancashire
Spouse Thomas Waterworth

Replied: 4th Jan 2024 at 14:24

Posted by: surfer_tom (875)

Az laura there is a good history shop in library street Wigan everything you need pretty sure you will find there. Census. Military. Church records all in there

Replied: 5th Jan 2024 at 13:53

Posted by: JAMB (156)

surfer-tom I don't think azlaura will be able to go to the history shop in a hurry as he/she is in ARIZONA, any way it doesn't look like they are interested in replying to the post??

Replied: 5th Jan 2024 at 18:57

Posted by: surfer_tom (875)

Used to go regular to the history shop just thought of they sent a few more snippets we could help did you notice George has a sister who married at the Methodist church see how it goes

Replied: 5th Jan 2024 at 19:15

Posted by: JAMB (156)

Yes I did see his sisters marriage he also had a brother and sister married at St Johns Pemberton , and there was at least 2 more brothers an a sister
but I am not going to waste to much time when people are not showing any interest??
I did go to the History Shop a lot and still go occasionally, when I think I can help someone , but I think I have gone as far as I can with my own tree

Replied: 5th Jan 2024 at 22:56

Posted by: momac (12442) 

There's a possibility that they might be ill..hence the absence of a reply.

Replied: 9th Jan 2024 at 11:42

Posted by: winnie (1546) 

George's parents

Marriage: 11 Dec 1876 St John the Divine, Pemberton, Lancashire
Thomas Hill - 22, Collier, Bachelor, Goose Green, Pemberton
Elizabeth Catterall - (X), 19, Spinster, Goose Green, Pemberton
Groom's Father: William Hill, Collier
Bride's Father: William Gerrard, Collier
Witnesses: James Molyneux; Mary Catterall (X)

Replied: 10th Jan 2024 at 14:23

Posted by: surfer_tom (875)

Ronald hill age 3 same church pemberton who spurred them to go to usa

Replied: 10th Jan 2024 at 14:58

Posted by: surfer_tom (875)

Notice they put Warrington rd goose green has pemberton they must have called goosegreen pemberton then

Replied: 10th Jan 2024 at 15:09

Posted by: AZLAURA (3)

Thank you so much to all who have posted here! Sorry it took so long to get back on...I've been traveling for work. My mother and brother are planning to visit Wigan in May and she will be very interested in checking out the history shop that was mentioned. All of the other information provided here will fill in many gaps in our family tree. I am very grateful!

Replied: 19th Jan 2024 at 18:11

Posted by: surfer_tom (875)

Helpfull staff in history shop just ask
Good luck

Replied: 19th Jan 2024 at 19:32

Posted by: JAMB (156)

George Hill , was one of seven children,
They were Margaret b 1877 married John Darbyshire 23 Apr 1898 at St. Johns Pemberton

William b 1879 appears to have remained a bachelor died 1925 buried at St, Johns Pemberton

John b 1882 married Eliza Pugh 26 Oct 1901 at St. Johns Pemberton

Mary b 1885 married Robert John Hughes 27 Nov 1909 at King Street Methodist Wigan

Thomas b 1887 died 1906 buried at St. Johns Pemberton
George was b 1891

Elizabeth b 1896 married Walter Donald Scott 1930 ( venue unknown as yet?)
All children where born in the Pemberton / Goose Green area of Wigan

The parents of the above were Thomas Hill b about 1855 and Elizabeth Catterall b about 1857
Thomas died Jan. 1896 and is buried at St. Johns Pemberton, and I THINK Elizabeth died in 1939??
The family appear to have lived most of the time in Warrington Road

Replied: 20th Jan 2024 at 19:36

Posted by: AZLAURA (3)

Thank you all so much. Surfer_tom or anyone who might know, is there a proper name for the history shop mentioned so I might find an address for it? My mother is really looking forward to her visit! :)

Replied: 22nd Jan 2024 at 14:16

Posted by: PeterP (11405)

Azlaura the address is Museum of Wigan Life
41 Library Street
Wn1 1nu

Replied: 22nd Jan 2024 at 18:14

Posted by: surfer_tom (875)

Azlaura computer been playing
Up Peter's
Address ok history shop

Replied: 23rd Jan 2024 at 05:55

Posted by: surfer_tom (875)

Wigan history shop
Online maybe better tells you how to get in touch if you need help email adress on let us know if you can contact the website

Replied: 23rd Jan 2024 at 10:40
Last edited by surfer_tom: 23rd Jan 2024 at 10:42:09


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