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John Barlow (b 1850) - Oldham, Lancs - need help
Posted by: Gillian Nicoletta (ID *****6998) Date: April 03, 2010 at 16:34:21
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Fellow Barlows - I have hit a brick wall!!

John Barlow, b. approx 1850 is my 2x great grandfather. He was a tailor & married Elizabeth Wheelhouse in April 1871 in Oldham, Lancs. Based on their marr. cert, John's father was also called John whose occupation was "Carrier". I have no clue as to John's mother's name.

John & Elizabeth had the following children:
Harold - my great grandfather
b. 1803 Stockport
m. 1903 to Ethel Jones
d. sometime prior to 1935

Valentine 1872-1910 (marr. Robert White in 1893)
Lilly b. 1873 (note: birth cert shows "Lilly" but other docs show "Lily")
George Frederick b. 1876 (perhaps marr. Sarah ??)
Florence b. 1881
Ernest Hellowell b. 1885 (other poss spelling - Hallowell)

I'm hoping someone can help me go back a little further with the Barlows & find out John's (the one b. 1850) mother's name, or some of his sibling's names.....I am stuck & there seem to be a lot of possibilities! I was hoping that one of his parents would perhaps live with one of their children in the later years, but it doesn't seem so.

Question #2:
Harold, who married Ethel Jones in 1903, had a son, Leonard in 1907. Leonard was my grandfather - married Lilian Woodward in 1935 but then he died in 1950 when my mother was quite young. I have no info on Leonard's family either...it looks like Ethel (age 26) & Leonard (age 3) may be in the home of William & Louisa Smith on Springfield Ave. in Cheshire in 1911 - they are the right ages; however, it says that Ethel is the daughter of William & Louisa & I know that she was born Jones, so there's my quandary!
I have no idea if Leonard had any siblings & it would be nice to know if my mother has some aunts & uncles she doesn't know about.

As noted, Ethel is a big question as well - her parents were John Henderson Jones & Agnes (nee Pogson). Her mother died in 1885, when Ethel was only 1.....it looks like Ethel was adopted so I "lose" her between 1884 & 1903 when she married Harold - I may never know about those years, but if you have any info there, it would be great to fill in the blanks.

Thank you in advance - any help would be greatly appreciated :-)

Gillian (Bell) Nicoletta
Tampa, FL (by way of England & Canada)



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