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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 also takes the family back to Staffordshire, again, always farming in quite a small area. I've traced the family back to a marriage in 1781, but can't find baptisms to get earlier than that.

My dad's side of the family is proving more difficult. I know my Hills came to Bolton from Manchester / Salford and I've traced them back there into the 1860s. Prior to that they spent a short time in London, need to find out more about that and they're originally from Kidderminster - again, more hunting needed to get back that far. As I was struggling so much with the Hills, I went off tracing my dad's grandmother instead - maiden name was Brown and the family was easy to trace right back to the time when they came over to Bolton from Ireland. Sadly I don't think I'll ever be able to trace them in Ireland.

I also work in a museum, so I'm used to answering and dealing with a lot of family history enquiries as part of my work.
 

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Hi Carrie, my name is Sterico,welcome welcome to the family, I am living in Ireland and I am researching my own family history, my grandmother on my fathers sides maiden name was HILL, her first name was Bertha and she was born in 1884 in salford, she could be one of your hills, I have not done a lot of research on the hills yet:) Bertha married Samuel Thorne(my grandfather) in 1900, when I find out anymore I will let you know.
good luck in your research, I am only new to the research myself, and I am having a blast!! regards sterico
 
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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 Hill family where there's lots of Hill lodgers - I don't yet know if any of them are related. Who are Bertha's parents? Thomas had an older brother, William H. Hill, don't know what happened to him, he's not with the rest of the family on the 1881 census, so presuming died or left home.
 

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Hi Carrie, I don't have much info on bertha's parents yet but what I do have is,
1901 census
John hill 40 B'smith striker (bertha's Father)
Sarah A Hill 37 ( " Mother)
Bertha Thorne (nee Hill) 17
Samuel thorne 20
Lily Hill 12
John Hill 9
Lucy Hill 4

At this census they were living in 17 dawson city heysham st peters parish
thats all the info I have at the moment or if it's any use to you. I often think if I was related to Benny Hill the comedian as he was born in Manchester as well:) sterico
 

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