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    Demobbed Disability Pension

    That would seem an obvious abbreviation, but it doesn't seem to make sense on the location of the form, an area with the heading of 'Disability' and so it seems there's room to include a number of conditions that might result in someone being awarded a pension.
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    Demobbed Disability Pension

    I'm just looking at my grandfather's service record for WW1. He enlisted on 4th May 1915 to the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment and he's later awarded a pension in May 1919, to start from 18 May 1919 he's awarded a pension of 5/6 to be reviewed after 26 weeks and it states his level of...
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    All Census Dates

    Thanks for posting that, I'd been wondering about exact dates.
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    Time to say hello

    Thomas Hill, my great grandfather was born in Timber Street, Manchester in April 1866. By 1881 the family are living in Salford and I've just found Thomas's parents, Henry and Elizabeth still in Salford in the 1891 census, by which time Thomas has moved to Bolton and is lodging in with another...
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    Marriages - GRO Indexes

    I now know that Mary and William's son, Joseph was born on 18th December 1871 at 145 Lever Street, Bolton and that his mother's maiden name was Moores (Mary Moores and William Sharples appear to marry in Bolton June Qtr 1856). Joseph Sharples marries Mary Walsh on 1st January 1895 at Holy...
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    Marriages - GRO Indexes

    I did spot that marriage and did a double take. There are Mathers in the family (my great aunt's cousin I think), but I'm pretty sure they're related to my grandfather's side of the family rather than my grandmother's side which is what I'm tracing here. I'll have to see if my dad can confuse me...
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    Marriages - GRO Indexes

    I've been looking through the GRO indexes to try to find a marriage. I have a Mary Sharples and I believe her first husband, William died in 1876 (December qtr) and on the 1881 census, Mary is given as Mary Taylor, wife of a Thomas Taylor, although her children are still using the name Sharples...
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    E & M Factory

    What sort of area is he in? Wondered if that gave any clues, or maybe the occupations of some of his neighbours might help. I could be barking up completely the wrong tree, but my first thought was to wonder if E&M related to one of the many 19th century railway companies.
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    what is a bleacher

    Dredging up an old topic to be nosy. Whereabouts were your ancestors working in the Bleaching Industry? Do you have any idea which Bleachers? We hold the Bleachers' Association Archive at work, so if the Bleach Works was part of the BAA I might be able to give you more info.
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    "Lady"

    Sometime in the 1880s, my Hill family move to Bolton and are lodging in with another Hill family (not made a connection between the two yet). Anyway, the couple they're lodging in with are in their twenties, the man from Bolton and woman from Scotland. His occupation on the census is given as...
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    Alfred Tills

    1861, very pale and difficult to read. Elizabeth Burrell is a visitor and occupation is Nurse. Couldn't make out where she was from, sometimes using a laptop isn't helpful for legibility.
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    Alfred Tills

    1861, very pale and difficult to read. Elizabeth Burrell is a visitor and occupation is Nurse. Couldn't make out where she was from, sometimes using a laptop isn't helpful for legibility.
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    Alfred Tills

    1851 census, the address is Mill Yard. Edward Tills, head, marr, 31, oil miller, Middlesex, Shoreditch Ann, wife, marr, 30, Kingston upon Hull Francis, son, 13, do Sarah, dau, 8, scholar, do Joseph, son, 12?, scholar, do Jane Martha, dau, 6, scholar, do Mary Ann, dau, 1, do Alfred, brother...
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    Alfred Tills

    1851 census, the address is Mill Yard. Edward Tills, head, marr, 31, oil miller, Middlesex, Shoreditch Ann, wife, marr, 30, Kingston upon Hull Francis, son, 13, do Sarah, dau, 8, scholar, do Joseph, son, 12?, scholar, do Jane Martha, dau, 6, scholar, do Mary Ann, dau, 1, do Alfred, brother...
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    Did he really exist?

    I'd say they probably were non-conformist. Seems to be a mix of non-conformist chapels or CofE where you find the Worsleys. Ordered the 1868 certificate and it wasn't my John. As for Winwick, wasn't aware Lancs Record Office had records. We have a book at work detailing locations of records for...
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    Stillborn Birth

    I came across similar details on another council website. I can't find the birth registered, so wondered if the law was different in the 1940s.
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    Stillborn Birth

    Between my mum being born and her younger brother being born, my grandmother had another baby that was fullterm, but either stillborn or died within half an hour of birth. Basically there were complications with the birth and it was bad weather and the midwife put her car in a ditch whilst...
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    Did he really exist?

    I've traced my Worsleys back to 1781, but I have one blank in the middle of that - my great grandfather, John Worsley. His parents were Joseph and Esther Worsley and they farmed at Tockholes and Darwen, Lancashire. John would be born around 1867. He married his first wife, Ellen Simpson in 1893...
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    Time to say hello

    Just thought I'd say a quick hello. I'm Carrie and I'm in Cheshire, although originally from Lancashire. I've been doing quite well with tracing my mum's side of the family. The Worsleys always seem to have been farming in quite a small area of Lancashire, marriages to Brassingtons and Kidds...
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