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Thomas Cadman – that wasn’t supposed to happen!

For some years, my Cadman line was stuck on my 3-greats grandfather, Thomas Cadman (abt 1804 – 1845). He died in a farming accident while still in his 40s – a tragedy for his family, which seems to have been … Continue reading

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The unknown children of Samuel Cooper and Hannah Steele of Barthomley

Samuel Cooper of Alsager, Cheshire, married Hannah Steele of Alsager on 19 November 1761 at St. Bertoline’s, Barthomley, Cheshire. The two of them would become not just my 6-greats grandparents, but also the ancestors of just about every Cooper in … Continue reading

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Richard Hickson of Middlewich – a failure

My previous post showed how I decided that my four-greats grandfather, Richard Hickson (abt. 1792-1862), was baptised at St. Michael & All Angels, Middlewich, Cheshire on 15 April 1792 to Richard and Mary Hickson. The next stage seemed obvious – … Continue reading

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Richard Hickson of Middlewich – a success

My four-greats grandparents include Richard Hickson and his wife, Alice, nee Davies, who were married on 8 July 1815 at St. Michael & All Angels in Middlewich, Cheshire. I had Richard in the 1841 and 1861 censuses – but not … Continue reading

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Richard Bate and the error in Acton Parish Register

Richard Bate, my great-great-great grandfather, married Ann Higgins 11 July 1844, at Sandbach. Who were his parents? For some considerable time I thought they were James and Susannah Bate of Acton (near Nantwich) in Cheshire, but in trying to sort … Continue reading

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