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Thomas BLACKLEY junior

DaveHam9

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Hello,

I've been trying, without success so far, to find a birth reg if it exists for my great grandfather Thomas BLACKLEY. One of the problems is that the name has many variations in the records and there are other unrelated families in Lancashire with similar names.

Baptism record has been found but younger brother William was baptised the same day making it harder to decide when Thomas was born.

name: Thomas Blakeley
gender: Male
baptism/christening date: 05 Oct 1856
baptism/christening place: St. Peter's, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
birth date:
birthplace:
death date:
name note:
race:
father's name: Thomas Blakeley
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Janet
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: I02228-6
system origin: England-EASy
source film number: 1068940
reference number: item 8


name: William Blakeley
gender: Male
baptism/christening date: 05 Oct 1856
baptism/christening place: St. Peter, Liverpool, Lancashire, England
birth date:
birthplace:
death date:
name note:
race:
father's name: Thomas Blakeley
father's birthplace:
father's age:
mother's name: Janet
mother's birthplace:
mother's age:
indexing project (batch) number: I05002-9
system origin: England-EASy
source film number: 1656426
reference number: item 5 p 80

An indication of when the two were born comes from the 1861 census:

1861
RG9 Piece: 2658 Folio: 15 Page: 30
Civil parish: Liverpool
RD: Liverpool
Sub-RD: St. Martin
94 New Hedley Street
Thomas Blackley head age 30 occ Iron moulder born Ireland
Janet wife age 30 born Scotland
John son age 8 born Scotland
Thomas son age 6 born Liverpool
William son age 4 born Liverpool

Isabella dau age 2 born Liverpool
Archibald son age 11wks born Liverpool
Although the name is different again, this is the most likely reg for William:

Births Mar 1856
BRAKELEY William Liverpool 8b 7

Looking for one for Thomas I found this one:

Births Mar 1854
Blekley Thomas W Derby 8b 357

I have a copy of that and it's not my Thomas which creates a problem. If all the census are correct and Thomas was born in Liverpool between 1853 and 1856 and before William then looking in RD Liverpool and W Derby does not produce a likely reg.

So either Thomas was the only one of five born in Liverpool without a birth reg or his birth was registered in some other RD. There are lots of possible ones if the Manchester area is considered.

Regards,

Dave
 

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