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    1871 Census for Eccleston, St. Helens

    By Tedtoole,
    When the TOOLE's came to the States in 1874 there were Edward (father), Mary (mother), Patrick (son), Owen (son), Bridget (daughter), Edward (son) on the 1871 census on 17 Mount Street, Eccleston, there was also a Daughter Mary, 4 months old. Mary did not come to the states with them. I can not find her in the BMD. I have not been able to find out a church for them in that area. If any one is interested There is a Thomas DOLAN, border unmarried, 34 yrs old. a laborer chemicials, living with the TOOLE's in the 1871 census. Yours, Ed. O'Toole


    By jill,
    Any family of Joseph Mercer out there? He was born Sutton, possibly Lea Green 1880. On the 1901 census he was lodging with the Roughly family in Parr

    Thomas Abrams/Abrahams/Abraham

    By John,
    Greetings from Charlotte, NC! I have a marriage certificate for my GGGrandparents, Thomas Abrams(listed as Abraham) and Mary Middlehurst. They were married at the Parish Church St Helens 7 November 1858. His father was Thomas - a Miner, and hers was James - a Joiner. Their residence is listed simply as St Helens. She was listed on the 1861 Census as being in Ashton-in-Makerfield at her parents residence, but Thomas was not there. (My GGrandfather, William Abrams, was born 18 April 1861, about 2 weeks after the Censu was taken.) Thomas died in a pit accident 13 December 1862 at the Pewfall Coliery, Haydock, which is listed as St Helens. He is buried in St Thomas Churchyard, Ashton-in-Makerfield.   Would the church records of the marriage (if they still exist) list further information about the couple? If so, where might I find this information? Being in the "States", I have to rely on what I can find through the web.   The surname is Abrams, but is variously listed as Abraham on the marriage certificate, Abrams on Mary's 2nd marriage certificate, William's birth certificate, and Abrahams (for William) on the 1881 census. Any help would be greatly appreciated. John

    Poor Law

    By Mickp,
    Has anybody had any look get hold of info from the Poor Law Records?   My great grand-dad died in ST Helens Workhouse but more importantly his great grandmother was in receipt if poor relief in the 1840's. I had a good dig in the Lancs RO but found little.   It would appear that with the church burning down so many times the parish chest went with it!   Mick Phythian


    By ginny,
    Hello to all members, I'm researching the Hartley, Berry(ing), Ogle families from St. Helens. This the first forum I've ever joined and am trying to find my way around. The site is brilliant but it's all new to me using this type of software so please bear with me if I make any blunders

    Pigots Directory 1828

    By jill,
    have aquired a 1828 Pigots Directory for Cumberland, Lancashire and Westmoreland. If anyone wants a look up please let me know


    By jill,
    I am getting nowhere trying to find info on Ellen Mercer before she married Job Barlow. She was born @ 1833 St Helens. She's not on the IGI,Nor the parish registers of St Helens or Prescot Parish Churches, or Burtonwood St Michaels where her father came from. Any clues as to where to look next, or any links to other researchers gratefully received

    Watchmaker Apprentices 1710 - 1810

    By val,
    I have a book detailing Clockmakers and Watchmakers Apprentice Records between 1710 and 1810 on library loan for 3 weeks. If you think your family might have been involved in the this trade anywhere in Britain I can look up.

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