Census Sunday, Manchester, Percival

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… Continue reading Census Sunday – the Manchester Percivals

Annett, Manchester, Percival

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,… Continue reading Mappy Monday – The Manchester Percivals. Part II

Annett, Manchester, Percival, Wedding Wednesday

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… Continue reading Wedding Wednesday – George Percival & Sarah Annett

On This Day, Percival, Richardson

On This Day…..133 years ago

On May 15th 1880, my great-great grandparents, Robert Richardson & Sarah Percival were married at Christ Church, Harpurhey, near Manchester.  

Holbrook Street, Manchester, Percival

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… Continue reading The Manchester Percivals

Farnsworth, Guisborough, Harpurhay, Herlies, Liverton, Northumberland Fusiliers, Nottingham, Percival, Radford, Richardson, Somme, Staithes, workhouse

Robert Richardson 1855–1934

 Robert Richardson 1855-1934 My great-great grandfather, Robert Richardson was born in 1855 in Staithes, North Yorkshire.  The youngest of four illegitimate children of Hannah Richardson; his father was possibly John Harrison, an ostler, with whom Hannah as lived as a housekeeper between c1846 and 1857. Staithes 2005 Hannah died on the 10th February 1857… Continue reading Robert Richardson 1855–1934