Thank you so much (again) for you help and sorry for the confusion. Benjamin Hodkinson Cowburn was a famous Secret Agent during WW2, there are lots of information about him on the net apart from his beginnings. Stories just say born in Lancashire and nothing about parents...so I needed to get...
Thank you again emeltee.
I got the marriage info. from Lancashire BMD and this is what it says:-
Surname : Cowburn Aaron
Surname : Hodkinson Mary
Place : St. George, Wigan
Register :-Wigan & Leigh
Ref : C30/6/18
Year of Marriage 1885
However, the name of the father is not as important to me...
Thank you for your quick reply and for the information. I am getting conflicting information from various sources. Find My Past has Benjamin being born in Leigh, Lancashire but BMD has him listed as Culcheth. Your info. says Albert Cowburn but I am getting Aaron Cowburn in Lancashire BMD...
Thank you all for your replies.
I have now got all the information that I require from both The Leigh Chronicle and the Bury Guardian (tons of it:) ), including the names of the boys and girls that we rescued from there. There seems to have been quite a battle from the different Local area...
Thank you for your response and the links. I am aware of the book and the website 'Rootschat' and of all the ill-treatment what went on there. Our historical newspapers from that time list the horrors and the part played in it by our Local Guardians of the Poor (I say that with tongue...
I am currently researching the ill-treatment given to around 30 kiddies from Leigh, who were sent to Holly Mount from the Workhouse.:'(
Would someone please do me a look-up to see if any of the Leigh kids are listed in the 1901 census.
Names and ages would be great.
Thank you in advance, any...
No problems Dave...most will be solvable:)
It is amazing that there were so few staff incharge of all those inmates....it must have been like bedlam!
It must have horrific for these poor people to have to resort to entering the Workhouse, but maybe the alternative was worse.
I have yet to...
Thank you very, very much for all you have done Dave & Josie, you have enabled me to complete a project that I really wanted to finish.
Thank you also for the quick response to my plea.....I really don't know how you have managed to find the information for me....but I am really so very...
I don't know how I can thank you for doing this for me!
I thought that the earlier censuses would prove to be so much easier for me (the 1901 and 1891 were a doddle) this was before the Workhouse added the hopital wings and the population increased to 600. but I was really stumped...
Thanks for your respons Josie7644:)
I am not sure what the "Folio" number refers too?
The workhouse was in the disctrict of Atherton, Lancs....and situated on Leigh Road.
I have managed to pick out a name on the 1871 census - if that would help locate the records :-
I realise that this is a mammoth request but can anyone help me out here please?
I am transcribing the records for the Leigh Union Workhouse and have done the years 1911, 1901, 1891 & 1881 but the copies I have been given for 1871 and 1861 are unreadable.
The census record numbers are R.G.9 /...
I am looking for information on the Howard name.
This is the information I have to go on.
Thomas Howard married (aged 38) to Ellen Jackson (aged 32) he was a brickmaker and she a spinster. He died aged 71, (22/10/1918) residing at
57, Wigan Road, Leigh. He was born in Worsley (1848ish).
I am now confused about Thomas Collier (1816) & Ann Whittle
Yesterday you mentioned Thomas Collier (1812) & Ann Grimes
Are you saying now that there could be a doubt to the Thomas Collier (1816)?
I have to really study all this information carefully,