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Hi all, I have found a James McLeod born near Chorley around 1792 who married Ciceley Preston in 1818 at St Marys , St Dennis and St George Lancashire. I have found a Roger McLeod (McLoud) married to Elizabeth Williams both born 1760 but I am not convinced ythe they are the parents of my James. If any one has any information on these names would love to hear from them. Thank you
Peggy Pennington Chorley 1976
Looking for anyone who remembers Peggy Pennington.
Edward Harry Morgan 1909 to 1976
Looking for anyone who remembers Edward Harry Morgan (Moggie) who died in Chorley in 1976.
red mail Kerr stevenson milne family
Esther Kerr from Cole hill county longford Ireland married ernest stevenson , ernest died in or around 1910/1911 . The last address for ernest and esther was 55 peter street hightown broughton salford. They had the following children marion born Dublin ireland, Emily born Ireland , rose, William and a younger brother John? All stevenson. In 1916 nana esther married robert milne Chorley lancashire. Can anyone add any info on the stevenson side. As ernest is my great grandad . Ernest stevenson 1880. 1901 census hairdresser. This fits with my grt grandad
Searching for information regarding Richard Heaps and Frances Foley/Fawley who married 16 October 1825 St Laurence, Chorley. They had at least nine children, Alice born 1826 (who married Reuben HOLLAND), Ellen born 1828, Mary Ann born 1831, Frances born 1833, William born 1836, Sarah born 1838, Jane born 1841, Elizabeth born 1844 and George Foley HEAPS born 1845 (who married Ellen SCHOLES). Would love to hear from any descendants, thank you.
red mail Winstanley family
Searching for descendants of Cornelius Winstanley and Ellen Wilson who married at St Laurence church, Chorley, Lancashire in 1769. Ellen Wilson was a widow at the time of her marriage to Cornelius. They had four children, Thomas Winstanley born 1771, John Winstanley born 1773 (who married Betty Cooper), Cornelius Winstanley born 1775 and Ellen Winstanley born 1778. Any info would be much appreciated thank you.
red mail Edward Roughley
I am trying to get any information on Edward (my great uncle). All that I know is that he was born in 1883 in Chorley, lived @ 96 Water Street, Chorley in the 1891 Census, his father was William Roughley, mother Sarah Roughley. He totally disappears from then on, however I am aware that he was in Chorley in 1919 when he presented my Grandmother with a gift from Jerusalem, and my mother remembers seeing him when he visited them around 1950. I am relatively new to searching my Ancestors and really do seem to have "hit a brick wall" with this one. Any information would be much appreciated.
Can anyone help me please with the names of RICHARD SUMNER's parents. He was born in 1848 in Chorley. In 1868 he married MARY JANE NOWELL in Blackburn. They had 5 children - Mary E ; Margaret Alice ; John; Rosealena and Richard .
red mail Ellen Gallagher and Richard Pilkington
Am looking for Ellen Gallagher who married Richard Pilkington in Chorley in 1929.I need to know who their parents were to help further my tree.Does anyone havethis couple in there tree? Diane
red mail William Burnet
Hi I'm looking for any information/pictures of a William Burnet. Born 8th August 1859 died 17th June 1940 - buried in Chorley Lancashire. He was my great great grandfather. If anyone here has any information/pictures etc or can help is much aprreciated! Cheers Luke
red mail Alice Roscoe/Daniel Ball/
Looking for descendents/family information for Alice Roscoe, born 1n 1837 in Chorley, married Daniel Ball. Their daughter was Mary Ball, born in 1858, who married Robert Hope. Their daughter Ellen (Helen) Hope was my grandmother, married to a Canadian soldier Walter Wilby Preston. She died in 1940 in Killarney, Manitoba, Canada. Info much appreciated!
red mail Margerison/Gillibrand
Isaac Margerison married Margaret Gillibrand. Her parents were Thomas Gillibrand and Ann Smith who married on 12 February 1797 at St. Lawrence Church in Chorley. Looking for any info on either family.
red mail William Walker
I am looking for info on William Walker and his wife Ellen. All i know is that in 1841 he was a Gamekeeper at Duxbury Park, Chorley. In the 1851 census it showed he was born in Chester-Le-Street and was born about 1792. Any help would be appreciated.
red mail William Smethurst married Margaret West
Looking for anyone living near St Lawrence Chorley who could look up the marriage of William Smethurst to Margaret West.They married in 1859 at St Lawrence Chorley.I want to know who their parents were,but at present cant afford the certificate.Any help would be appreciated Thanks Diane
red mail Hardie and Brindle families
Hi I am tracking relatives from the Chorley area. Most of my relatives worked within the clothing trade in the 1850's. My mother Lois Hilda Brindle was born 20th July 1927 in Choley but moved to Glasgow with the family in 1929. Her father was John Hart Hardie born about 1900. He was a travelling salesman. Any info on Brindles and Hardies would be great. I believe aunt Hilda owned a pie shop in Chorley as well! Thanks Linda Hayler
red mail Joseph Holden
Joseph was born in Anderton near Chorley in 1864. He was illegitimate and his mother was Agnes Holden b 1841 in Nether Wyersdale near Scorton in 1841. If anyone has any idea who Joseph's father might be his decendents would love to know. Ann
red mail Helen Holme nee Gregson
I am looking for Helen Holme who lived in Chorley around 1910 to 1930. I have details of marriage and birth of one child - Esther but can find nothing after this.
red mail 5 Alexandra Street,Chorley
In the 1901 census the Clubb family are residing there.The head of the house is missing.He was Charles Simpson Clubb,born 1863 in Scotland.He was in West Derby in 1891 census & his occupation was Inspector of weights & measures.Does anyone know what became of him?
red mail Daley/Grimshaw/Higginson/Hall
My grandma was born in Chorley in 1883. Her parents were Henry Daley (born Manchester of Irish parents)and Sarah Grimshaw, daughter of Richard Grimshaw and Jane Higginson. Jane Higginson was the daughter of John Higginson and his first wife Ann Hall. happy to share info and maybe get some help myself!
red mail Margaret Hindley
Margaret Hindley b.Chorley 1824, probably father Adam mother Mary. Margaret had illegitimate daughter Nancy (who was my great g.mother) in early 1848. Cannot find birth recorded anywhere, who was Nancy's father ? Think Margaret married ? Ainscough (farmer) in later life.
Cutler family
I believe Elizabeth Cutler, my g.g. grandmother, was born in Euxton, nr. Chorley, in approx. 1811.I cannot findany record of her, however, although I know she married George Holden, in 1829. He was the manager of Abbey Mill, in 1841 Any info. gratefully received. Mary.
red mail Chorly Family
Looking for any relatives of Phyllis Doreen Taylor-gaskell Born 24/11/1919 she marred a Joseph Leonard Andrews on 1/3/1943 he was a soldier in the Essex Regiment at the time any information would be appreciated
red mail John Whittle 1800c
He was listed in the 1841 census as Coal Master and lived in Market St. His wife was Jane and had, at that time, 9 children. I am trying to discover who his parents were. Tough job with a name like that in Chorley.
red mail Stuart - c1775-1850
Looking for Stuart Family History - John Stuart born c1810, Chorley. Married Ellen Pattison 1852 in Preston. 3 kids - William, John, Ruth. William died young. John Stuart born 1853, Preston moved down South to Hastings, Sussex and had 8 kids.
james williams
i am looking for information regards pearl williams father and mother james williams and esther ashcroft pearl was born in chorley lancashire in 1921 i can not find a marriage for the two but i believe esther was married previous o a man called fox please contact if any information.
red mail Flannigan or Ratcliffe
searching for any info on James Flannigan (various spellings) born Ireland, living in and married Ellen Radcliffe in Chorley 1824
red mail ARNFIELD
red mail Alexander Bentham
Looking for descendants or information about Alexander Bentham born Chorley about 1800+-. He married Ellen Hickham in 1820. In 1841 was in Croston, 1851 in Wrightington, 1861 in Mawdesely then back to Wrightington. Looked on OPC but no luck. Does anybody know anything about this person? Thank you
red mail Henry Crompton bChorley 1801-02
Looking for Cromptons born in Chorley around this date. Henry was a stonemason and married Alice bc1804 at Wigan.I think Henrys parents were John and Mary. Henry and Alice lived in Manchester 1841,1851 and had atleast 6 children,Mary bc1823, Robert bc1826, Jane bc 1828, William bc1832,Alice bc1836,and Henry bc1839. Does anyone know anymore about this family?
red mail Whittle and Rushforth railway wagon builders
Cn anyone help trace living relatives of John Whittle and Wm Rushforth or help with more info? They were proprietors of the Union Wagon Works, Chorley, before 1874. They were then bought out by paying them in shares to form the Union Railway Carriage & Wagon Co Ltd. This was wound up in 1880. John Whittle then traded as John Whittle Railway Waggon Builders, again in Chorley. I have some information about what they did, but wonder if anyone knows more about the two men & their business.
James LANCASTER m. Mary STOCK 13 Feb 1825 at St. Laurence Church, Chorley. His second marriage (first unknown) and her first. Parents were James & Christiana (possibly BRIERLEY) LANCASTER; and James and Mary ( ) STOCK. They immigrated to USA ca 1830-1834, with sons Peter and Edward Lancaster.
Looking for family of Mary Cue b @1830, married George Parkinson @1850 dgtr Elizabeth Parkinson b 7/7/1852.She m James Barton 5/16/1872. Chorley, Blackburn, Ormskirk
red mail langton
I am trying to find the langton family who lived in chorley 1841 I think they moved to sheffieldbetween that date and 1891 jenny
I am seeking anyone who may have a link to the surnames SLATER/HEALY or info about the cotton mills in Chorley/Withnell My GGGGrandparents were married in Chorley Weld bank Chapel on 30/1/1842 William Slater & Bridget Healey both worked in a cotton mill William was a Grinder and Bridget was a Frame Tenter,Would anyone be able to help me.
red mail SWIFT Charles
I am looking for details about Charles Swift (married Mary Rylance from Rainford) who was a coal miner and was killed in a mining accident at Birkacre Colliery
Looking for birth details of James Hartley born 1809 and married in Chorley in 1831 to Ellen Bullough.Any one know which Church they would have married in?
red mail orritt family tree
i am trying to find any information on the orritt family from much hoole area of lancashire
Parker Family
Joseph Parker was married to Mary Smethurst in 1851 in Bolton.His fathers name on the certificate is Lawrence Parker (soldier) and I think he was born in Chorley. Can anybody help me or offer any advice on where to search. I live in another county.
red mail Davies
I'm looking for relatives of Harold Davies and his wife,Rose. He died in 1970 and she died in 1981. They had at least three sons. They were living in Chorley at the time of their death's.
red mail Whittle
Ann Whittle born 1841 in Chorley. Married Aug.27,1866 in Preston to Alfred Walker. Daughter of David Whittle. Any information about David Whittle would be appreciated.
red mail Cowell
Looking for parents of Ann Cowell born Chorley about 1808. Married John Platt 1831. Witness Elizabeth Cowell. Lived North Street in 1841 and Preston Street in 1851. Moved to Bolton 1861.
I am looking for James Blackledge,who married Ellen Collinson in cHORLEY 1846, but was born in Heapey. I need his parents.
red mail Harling
Looking for connections to the Harling family (in particular descendants of James HARLING and Eleanor/Ellen HINDS/HINDE who moved from Halton, Lancs to Chorley sometime in the 1830's. Christopher Harling b. abt 1823 married Frances READ in Chorley in 1856. They had at least 1 son - Thomas b. 1862 who married Sarah Alice DERBYSHIRE in Chorley in 1886 (daughter of John DERBYSHIRE and Jane MOOR(E)). Christopher & Frances also may have had a daughter called Alice born abt 1860.
red mail Lightbown
Looking for any connection to the LIGHTBOWN family that lived at Birkacre, Chorley from the mid-1860's and later in Gilbert Street (1890's-early 1900's) and later Moor Road. Joseph LIGHTBOWN married Margaret WESTWELL in 1888 and they had 7 children(William, Joseph, Jane, Harry, Herbert - killed in WW1, Frederick and Florence - died as a baby). William LIGHTBOWN married Jane HARLING in 1915.
red mail Burnet Burnett
Looking for descendents of or connections to George BURNET (1835-1908)& wife Jane WARING (1834-1922) or their children James, William, Sarah, Ellen, Alice, Janet, Edward, Mary, Elizabeth, Robert, Gilbert living in Chorley (& later Wigan) 1864- mid 1870s.
1. John ELLISON b. 1885 m. Mary ARKWRIGHT 2. George ELLISON b. 1831? Chorley m. Ann? 3. Possibly??? Thomas ELLISON and Elizabeth NIGHTINGALE

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