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Help needed - Hilton Roscoe - 1824

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This has been a brick wall for me for over a year and I have no idea were to go from here.

Hilton Roscoe (Walmsley) is my 3rd Great Grandfather. He was born in 1824 in Ainsworth, Lancashire. He was baptised on 21st November 1824 in St Peter's, Bolton-le-Moors. The only record I have is from his baptism and it only lists his mother Charlotte Roscoe and she is noted as a spinster. So i have no idea who his father is. He is down in the record as Hilton Roscoe. The next record I have of him his name is recorded as Hilton Roscoe Walmsley. I can't find any birth, marriage or death record for his mother Charlotte Roscoe. I am wondering if his mother married and Walmsley is the step father's name? Or if his father acknowledge him later in life and he picked up the name?

The only mention of his father is on his marriage record to Eliza Oakes in October 1854 which lists his father as James Walmsley, occupation - bloc cutter. I am wondering if this was actually who his father was, a step father, or even a fabrication, as I imagine being a bastard child would not have done him any favours at that time. Hilton died on 21st September 1898 and had 3 children, Joseph, James and William Walmsley if that is of any help.

Any information that can be found on Hilton or his parents would be greatly appreciated. I have been stuck on this for so long and it is a shame I cannot go further back on the main Walmsley line. If anyone needs any more information then please let me know and i can pass on what I have so far.

Thanks very much everyone.
 

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