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Started 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

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