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...... The Scarlet Pimpernel!

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...... They seek him here, they seek him there .... They seek him everywhere!!

How do you set about finding an ancestor that doesn't seem to want to be found?
My first finding of the family was the 1841 census where 4 siblings where living with the eldest siblings wife's family where living at Birtle cum Bamford, nr Bury, Lancashire, within a coal mining community.
My ancestor George Moss born c.1829 was the youngest child, there was two girls, and the married sibling Charles Moss, who later changed his name to Whitemoss.
In 1841 there was no sign of the parents, no sign previously of the Baptisms of the children, or marriage of the parents.
All I know is that the siblings father was called George Moss, and that each of the siblings acknowledged him in their marriage record!
 

emeltee

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Could this be him?

On familysearch

George Moss bapt. 10 July 1835 Bury
parents George White Moss and Sarah

It's a non conformist baptism but doesn't say which church etc.

The baptism is also on The Genealogist site but I don't subscribe so can't see the deatils.

Emeltee
 

Ellie7

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1851Croppers, Birtle cum Bamford, Bury, Lancashire, England
First name(s)
Last name
Relationship
Marital status
Gender
Age
Birth year
Occupation
Birth place
George Moss Head Married Male 22 1829 Coal Miner Rochdale, Lancashire, England
Betty Moss Wife Married Female 28 1823 - Middleton, Lancashire, England 
James Tattersall Step Son - Male 8 1843 Scholar Bury, Lancashire, England

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Ellie7

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GEORGE
Last name--MOSS
Marriage ---quarter4
Marriage year---1850
Registration month
GEORGE MOSS married one of these people
Mary Heywood, Mary Eccles, Mary Pearson, Elizabeth Tattersall
District---Oldham
District number
County---Lancashire
Country---England
Volume--20
Page---787
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JAMES
Last name--TATTERSALL
Birth year------1841
Birth --quarter1
Registration month
Mother's last name
District----Bury
County--Lancashire
Country--England
Volume---21
Page---259
 

Ellie7

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1841 Pitt Field Mill, Middleton, Bury, Lancashire, England
James Tattersall Male 25 1816 Lancashire, England 
Elizabeth Tattersall Female 20 1821 Lancashire, England 
Edwd Tattersall Male 1 1840 Lancashire, England


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