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Re: Moorhouse Yorkshire
Posted by: Mark E. Moorhouse (ID *****6114) Date: April 09, 2012 at 12:18:18
In Reply to: Re: Moorhouse Yorkshire by Alan Young of 307

Hello Alan,
I've been dwelling on the obvious anomaly of Edwards father over night and will see if I can locate a suitable John over the next few months. The name worries me less than the given occupation. In the day, even a growing son may not know his father's first name, always addressing him as Papa,sir or Father and often people do have anomalous nicknames [eg. my friend Richard Michael Boyd always known as Peter.]however a son would definitely know his occupation and labourer and coachman/ostler do not match, labourer and gardener match poorly.
I will investigate all John's I have on file having children in Northern England during the period. Currently none on my files have a suitable son Edward but I may be able to narrow the several 100 down to a handful of likelies for you. 1841 Census seems a logical place to begin this work, but currently I don't have access to this area. I am a member of Britains largest family forum Genesreunited so will make enquiries there.
The couple at Linton, John Moorhouse & Ellen Lee are not the right ones as their son Edward was born far too late to match the birth date of your Edward [unless the age given at death was several years out] Unfortunately not much of this area is available online and films of the local registers that are available at LDS centres I have already investigated thoroughly for Moorhouse entries. Please do not dismiss the material posted yesterday, as I am convinced they are close relatives at the least and this area of England is where you need to continue your search.
Cheers Mark


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