Questions tagged [cheshire]

For questions about the county of Cheshire in the north-west of England.

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Finding details of ancestor's trial at Chester Assizes in 1847

Are there any web-sites with English criminal records from 19th century available?
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Where in Handbridge is / was the Rook or Rock?

On the 1841 census, Frances Potter was living in Handbridge, Chester, and the place is listed as "Rook" or "Rock". I have been to Handbridge many times but have never come across this place before. ...
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Tracking down birth of James Spencer Ward circa 1830s in Wrenbury?

I am trying to find a birth for a James Spencer Ward in Wrenbury, Cheshire, sometime in the 1830s. I know that James Spencer Ward lived in Chester as of the 1901, 1891, 1881 and 1871 censuses. His ...
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Looking for more occupational records of Walter Cowin

Looking for occupational records of a Walter Cowin, born circa 1910. He can be found on the 1939 register living at 6 Mill Street Chester, as a "public works labourer". He was between the age of 18 ...
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Looking for marriage of Annie Elizabeth to James Spencer Ward, ca 1900 in Cheshire?

I'm having a really hard time tracking down a marriage between an Annie Elizabeth (unsure of her maiden name) and a James Spencer Ward. They had children Rose Gertrude, Evelyn, Thomas and James and ...
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Grandmother as spinster? (Staffordshire, 1736)

In her 1736 Staffordshire will, a woman named Mary Simpson named her grandson (John Bourne) executor. Bourne requested a proxy (George Hand), and in the proxy request, officials referred to Simpson ...
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What was required to be entered into "England, Cheshire, Land Tax Assessments, 1778-1832"

My ancestor, George Dutton, was in Cheshire, England, living there around 1800. I noticed he was in Coddington for a few years in the tax records (1796-1798), disappeared for a few years, got married ...
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Deciphering an Intended Marriage from England around 1800

I have a record that is an Intent to Marriage for my very great grandparents George Dutton and Ann Davies. I'm trying to understand exactly what it means, including the handwritten portions. ...
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Source data that establishes the link between two "brothers"?

On Ancestry, I have found a tree that traces from one of my ancestors back to 1465. The person's name at that point is John Tilston (1465-1506). The tree I was using asserted that John's father was ...
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