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William Gee born about 1826 in Heaton Norris

Chris Godfrey

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I was wondering if anyone could help me find some information about my 4th great grandfather a William Gee. He was born around 1826 in Heaton Norris. He was married to a Mary Ann Gee (potentially Hurst). I'm trying to confirm these details as well as confirming his parents as I have hit a huge brick wall.

Thank you in advance for any help and information.
Kind regards
Christopher Godfrey
1841/51/61 census.

1841, Mother, Priscilla Gee, c1791. n.b.i.c.
1851, Mother, Priscilla Gee. c1798, Manchester, .Lancs. (Widow).
1861. No Mother, wife Mary Ann. Children, William 8,, Alfred 6, Martha 4 , Elizth. 1, all born Stockport.

Can't find a marriage to Mary Ann, born c.1830/31, Stockport.

Manchester, England, Non-Conformist Births and Baptisms, 1758-1912
Name: William Gee
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 16 Apr 1825
Birth Place: Lancashire, England
Baptism Date: 22 Jun 1825
Baptism Place: Macclesfield, Lancashire, England
Church: Mount Tabor Methodist New Connexion Chapel
Father Name: William Gee. Occ. Weaver of Stockport.
Mother Name: Priscilla Gee

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Thank you both for this information. Do you know the date of birth for William's father or where I could locate it. Very much appreciate this help and information
Looking on the GRO site re the births registrations of the children mentioned in the 1861 Census, Alfred, Martha and Elizabeth all have mmn Kershaw.

William Gee/Mary Ann Kershaw
Mar 1851 Stockport 19 295

The marriage took place at Stockport Parish Church 3 March 1851. His father William Gee Boilermaker and hers James Kershaw Cotton Spinner. Witnesses John Gee James Wild.

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There is a burial in Stockport of a William Gee of Heaton Norris 23 March 1828 aged 42, which gives a birth year of c1786.

I can only find one baptism in the Stockport area which seems to fit

William Gee born 1 January 1786, baptised 15 February 1786 at Dukinfield Old Chapel (Prestbyterian) Stockport. Parents Benjamin and Peggy Gee of Clay Hill in the parish of Ashton under Lyne

I'm not saying this is your William, just a possibility.