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Gambles/Hughes Family History

Started by: fedup (239)

Seeking any info on my grandmother Nancy Gambles who I never met as she died before my birth. I know all about her untimely death but nothing about her life as she was never mentioned in the family. I have never even seen a photo of her. She was born in Wigan in May 1889 and died Sept 1933 when she was sadly found drowned in the canal near Martland Mill after some health problems. She married Fred Hughes in 1918 and had 2 children Irene and Ben.

Started: 29th Mar 2024 at 13:49

Posted by: winnie (1546) 

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Posted by: winnie (1546) 

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Posted by: winnie (1546) 

I have also found some newspaper cuttings

Replied: 31st Mar 2024 at 11:40

Posted by: winnie (1546) 

I have also found some more info on a cousin of nancy in a newspaper cutting

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Posted by: winnie (1546) 

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Posted by: winnie (1546) 

Oh well ,yet post I did research on and got no answer !!!!

Replied: 22nd Apr 2024 at 14:38

Posted by: mollie m (7291) 

This seems to happen a lot when people ask for help. You go to all that trouble to help and there's no response. Extremely rude of them!

Replied: 22nd Apr 2024 at 17:59

Posted by: winnie (1546) 

Thanks Mollie m . It's not the first time I have helped people and got absolutely no thanks for it !!!

Replied: 25th Apr 2024 at 10:06

Posted by: winnie (1546) 

I have removed all the info that I do for free !!!!

Replied: 1st May 2024 at 10:04

Posted by: JAMB (156)

dont blame you winnie in the main I have given up trying to help I am not bothered about a thank you but it would be civil of them to say if the info provided as been of help

Replied: 1st May 2024 at 10:16

Posted by: fedup (239)

Thank you Winnie for all your research! I have not looked at this site for sometime but came back to it today! That is why you received no replies or thanks, but thank you again. I did not mean to be impolite! If you have further info then I shall review the site more regularly from now on!
Best Regards.

Replied: 28th May 2024 at 11:55

Posted by: Pewfall (532) 

There is a family tree online with loads of info.
Born 21 May 1889. Baptism certifcate from Wigan all Saints dated 3 june 1889 show address as Coppull Lane, father James is employed as a collier.

1891 & 1901 census living at 3 St Annes Square, Swinley with parents James, Nancy(nee Critchley) and sister Sarah.

Nancy had a sister 15 years older than her, Ann Critchley showing in 1891 , born before their parents were married at St George 10 May 1884. Nancy senior and james were living at wigan lane in 1884 according to their marriage cert.

1911 census with parents still at 2 Beech Hall St, Wigan - Employed as a weaver of calico cotton.

Married Frederick Hughes in 1918.

Burial details with plot here : https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/216789525/nancy-hughes

The 1939 register shows Fred, Irene & Benjamin at 123 Hodges Street where he is a master grocer. There are 2 other occupants, surname Piper.

Replied: 31st May 2024 at 23:39
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Posted by: fedup (239)

Just looked at this site again. Many thanks Winnie and Pewfall for your info. I have already known a fair amount about Nancy , but was hoping to find out if anyone had photos or additional info? Perhaps I should have explained that in my request? I have some info on her and the newspaper stories of her sad demise and the inquest. Many thanks again!

Replied: 7th Jun 2024 at 15:55

Posted by: fedup (239)

Pewfall - Thanks for your info. I am curious where you found our family history on line? Could you kindly enlighten me?

Replied: 10th Jun 2024 at 15:37

Posted by: Pewfall (532) 

Hi Fedup - This link answers your question.

familyResearch

Replied: 13th Jun 2024 at 20:02

 

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