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I think I've messed this one up somewhere along the line...

Can anyone help with this one? I think I've made a mistake somewhere along the line! I'm using the Diocese of Chester baptism/marriage/burial records on FMP for most of this.

My husband's 3x great-grandfather Thomas Fleet married Martha Thompson at St. Wilfrid's Church, Davenham in Cheshire on 13 August 1837. His occupation is given as a salt-boiler, living in Wharton, and he's a widower. His father is shown as Ralp (Ralph) Fleet. Martha is a ...
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Thomas Whitehead 1798 how do I find out more about parents

my great x 3 grandfather was born in 1798 in St Marylebone London. I know that his parents were Jas (presumably james) and Ellenor according to his christianino record but I have no idea where his father Jas was born or in what year and there are loads of James whiteheads in that Time in London. So how do I find out more about his parents? Would Thomas have had a birth certificate or did ...
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Andrew Crawford b approx 1812

I have been searching for Andrew Crawford for years and am afraid to say I am no further forward.

He was an auctioneer in 1841, living in Jamaica Street, Glasgow with his wife Agnes (nee Holmes) and his daughter Isabella (b 1837 Barony, Glasgow). His wife's niece Agnes Holmes b 1826 was also living with them. Andrew and Rebecca Ferguson were also living in the house, but I have not been able to prove a ...
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John Atherton Brick Wall

I'm struggling to find a birth for my 4th great grandfather John Atherton.
From the various censuses he was born around 1797, probably in the Aspull area of Wigan,Lancashire and I think his parents were John & Mary (possibly Arrowsmith).
There are two Atherton families in Aspull & Ince (about 3 miles apart) with John Atherton & Mary Arrowsmith as parents. I'm leaning towards the Aspull family because John had a younger brother called Robert ...
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Liverpool ancestors

Hi there

I am trying to find out any more information I can get on two of my great great great grandparents and even their parents (if possible).

John Smith
b. approx 1837 to Liverpool
d. sometime between 1871 and 1881
Son of Thomas Smith (Police officer - alive on his son's marriage cert)

married on 11th July 1858 to St Davids church - Liverpool to:

Ann Mawhinney
b. approx 1839 to Belfast
Daughter ...
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Millenium File

During my researches on the "Ancestry" site I have found information into the Mid 17C, very exciting. This information has come from the Millenium File, a source I am not familiar with. I know that primary sources i.e. parish registers are the preferred source but this information seems to come from Parish register transcriptions anyway.
My question is can anyone put my mind at rest as to the validity and accuracy of this source? it ...
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James Holland 4x Great Grandfather

This is everything I have so far

James Holland 1809-1880

The story so far
Marriage certificate for George Holland and Mary Ann Simpson, shows that George’s father is James Holland a Cutler

The 1841 census
George Holland is a lodger not with his father James. George is unmarried, 23 years old born 1820 Sheffield and is a Tailor. This matches the Marriage Cert I have for George and Mary Ann

From the Sheffield indexes there ...
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Alfred Lamb

Trying to find out a little more on my uncle Alfred Lamb born 1894 drown at sea when his ship was sank by a U boat on the 14th Sept 1939.Beside that all I know is he had a wife named Elizabeth lived in Bootle Liverpool not sure if they had any children.
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Thomas Henry Proctor 1860-1933 Bucks/Yorks

Hello everybody, I've hit a brick wall in my family tree that I cannot seem to get around or over despite having been searching for 2 years +. So I've decided to recruit some fresh pairs of eyes.

I am trying to find the correct birth year and parents for a Thomas Henry Proctor, I have a considerable amount of information for him but no solid leads for his parents. I feel it would be ...
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John Grimes county mayo ireland

I am studying my family tree and need some help. John Grimes born 1820 in county mayo. He is a mat maker. Did move to Leicester. Married a Mary. Would like to know more. Parents and when he moved from Ireland.

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