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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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    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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    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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    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...