Census Sunday – the Manchester Percivals

Up until last weekend I  hadn’t been able to find my 3x Great-Grandparents and their family in the 1851 census.  I had been looking for George Percival and his wife Sarah and possibly their daughter Alice who was born in 1851 in Manchester. All that remains of Holbrook Street (2011) I knew that a whole set of Manchester census records had been damaged in a … Continue reading Census Sunday – the Manchester Percivals

Mappy Monday – The Manchester Percivals. Part II

To follow up from my earlier post, I have tracked down my 4x Great-grandfather George Percival in the 1841 census. He was 55 and living at 4 Chadwick Street, off London Road in Manchester, with Hannah Percival, probably his wife, and Samuel Percival, most likely their son. Chadwick Street no longer exists, but London Road is still there, part of it is the A6 which runs … Continue reading Mappy Monday – The Manchester Percivals. Part II

Wedding Wednesday – George Percival & Sarah Annett

I recently received a copy of my 3xGreatGrandparents’ marriage certificate. George Percival and Sarah Annett were married on the 14th December 1841 in Manchester.   It has helped me confirm that Sarah’s surname was definitely Annett. I’d found her in the 1841 census, but wasn’t sure whether her surname was Hannett or Annett. The certificate has also helped me go back another generation with this … Continue reading Wedding Wednesday – George Percival & Sarah Annett

The Manchester Percivals

Last summer my daughter and I spent a day in Manchester with my good friend Julie.  While we were there I wanted to have a look at the street where my great-great-grandmother, Sarah Percival, was born. Sarah was born at 8 Holbrook Street on 24th January 1857, her parents were George and his wife Sarah (nee Hannett or Annett) and she had two younger sisters, … Continue reading The Manchester Percivals