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red mail Buckley/ McGraa
Trying to do family tree my great grandfather Martin Buckley married Margaret Jane McGraa in 1886 in Cockermouth. He remarried in 1898 in Stockton-on-Tees. Trying to find out what happened to Margaret Jane as can find no record of her after her marriage to Martin. If anyone has any information would be very grateful. Thank you
Richard RADCLIFFE, Maria Dorothea NOWELL
I'm seeking information on ancestors Richard RADCLIFFE of Cockermouth 1727-late 1793 and his wife Maria Dorothea NOWELL 1733-1777, and the parents of either of them. Maria was known as Mrs Dorothy Radcliffe at her death in 1777. He was reported bankrupt in 1784 and died in London. Will be happy to share details of them and their 7 children.
red mail Frances Walker/Dickinson Walker
We are trying to locate Frances Walker, ne Rigg, who was living in Dovenby in 1854with her three children, Isaac, Sarah and John. Her husband was Dickinson Walker, my husbands GGGranfather. He was working for a Miss Hodgson of Castle Gate Cockermouth, as a coachman and waiter. He visited Frances, by horse, on 25th. June 1854. He was found dead in the stable at Castle Gate that evening, suspected disease of the heart. He was aged 27 years. All this. Information was in the Cumberland Pacquet. He is buried in Bridekirk churchyard, plot G13. In the 1861 census, the children are living with grandparents, John and Isaac with the Riggs and Sarah with the Walkers. We cannot find any mention of Frances as to her death or what happened to her. Can anyone help please?
Sharp/Tolson family
Looking for information regarding Matthew Sharp who married Mary Tolson at Cockermouth in 1848. Family subsequently moved to Toxteth Park, West Derby, Lancs where their daughter Fanny Sharp was born in 1857. Fanny later married Edward Brown in 1877 at Barrow in Furness. Any information much appreciated.
red mail Blackburn
I am looking for any information on the Edward Blackburn family. Edward 1814-1884, his wife Eleanor (not sure of her maiden name - Fell or Clarke). Also Edward's parents John & Mary Cameron; any info about them would be appreciated. Jerry Blackburn
red mail KIRKBY FAMILY, Cockermouth, England
My great grandfather was Richard Kirkby, b. abt JUN 1852 Cockermouth. His son , Richard Henry Kirkby, b. abt. JUN 1892, was my grandfather..He married Edith Louise Jones from Swindon. They migrated to Australia in 1920's. Searching for anyone who is related to this family.
red mail Mary Beaty
I'm looking for a family or links to Beaty/Beattie from the Bewcastle/Cockermouth. Mary Beaty was my great grandmother she was born around 1844.Mary married a John Turner who worked within the law courts in Liverpool they lived in Ormskirk Liverpool.
red mail Asbridge family
John Asbridge, hat maufacturer, and son of William Asbridge, also a hat manufacturer, lived in Cockermouth between about 1775 and 1843. He was twice married, first to Mary Brown in 1804 and then to Ann Wrangham in 1829, Mary having died whilst giving birth to twins (John and Mary) in 1805. From the second marriage came Ann in 1831. John's sister, Isabella, married William Hall of Leeds, also a hat manufacturer, in 1799 and John was co-bonder for the bond for this marriage. Any further information on this family would be appreciated.
red mail Slack
Looking for any information on the Slack family possibly a Martha Slack one of her sons was called George and worked at a drapers in Cockermouth he was my grandfather.
red mail Sancton
Hannah Sancton. My gt gt gt grandmother was born around 1788 (presumably to the Cockermouth family but I have not checked this Parish register for that - yet!) She married John Townley 16.02.1811 in Manchester Cathedral (one of those massed weddings no doubt!) and brought up a large family in Hulme, Manchester, in the 19th century. In 1861 she was a shopkeeper in Booth Street - (now slap in the middle of Manchester University!) aged 73. 24 Sanctons on 1841 census, (7 Marys, 3 Sarahs,  Elizabeths. Mostly women... name died out?) Only 3 on the 1881 census 2 in Preston, 1 in Bromley). The census shows the Cockermouth Sanctons living off the income from houses. Probably bought by the Woolen Manufacturer? The local history library will have stuff no doubt! After a google search I found - Inscription on the grave of Eleanor Sancton Location - Allerdale Council Cemetery . Date of birth is , date of death is 30/06/1862 Plan location : A. Plot no : 739?. In Memory of Eleanor, daughter of Edward Sancton of Cockermouth Woollen Manufacturer who died June 30th 1862 Aged 69 Years Also of Sarah his daughter who died Feby. 17th 1874 Aged 83 Years Also of Mary his daughter who died Jany. 19th 1888 Aged 80 Years. I have access to the UK census and noted that the surname SANCTON, and from folk still around in 1841 it seems to originate uniquely in Cockermouth! I saw a couple of Sanctons had moved to Ormskirk and Liverpool too. Oh, BTW - upset to see about the floods you have had - 2009.. Dave

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