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Re: Anne Moorhouse (m. 23 Oct 1722)
Posted by: Susan Roberts Date: January 24, 2002 at 14:22:14
In Reply to: Anne Moorhouse (m. 23 Oct 1722) by Dean Pierson of 307

I have not traced back that far,but on our Moorhouse tree there's a Benjamin Moorhouse (born 1829) married an Alice Pierson and they had 5 daughters and 2 sons (but it states the sons didn't marry).Most of our Moorhouses were from Yorkshire around the Pontefract/Knottingley areas 1773 onwards and were ship owners and lime merchants.There were some Moorhouses that lived in Sheffield e.g. James Moorhouse the brother of our early William Moorhouse.He was a Master Cutler for Sheffield Cutlery (he was a partner in the firm).His son became the Bishop Moorhouse of Manchester and Melbourne(Australia).It is possible the Moorhouses came from Sheffield prior to moving to Knottingley/Ferrybridge areas.We have found that some families married into 'known'old families for several generations.They were also serious Church of England parishioners.Some old family tales say they were associated with the Monks of Bolton Abbey,but that might have been the Moorhouses from Skipton area.Do you know much about the Pierson families of the 1700s?If they lived near shipping ports or were involved in trade it's highly likely they met through their work.If I discover anything earlier I'll let you know. Sue

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