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Request McQuire Family
Started by: admin (286) Report abuse
My name is Jane Chapple and my mum was born in Wigan on 1st January 1925. The family lived at 3 John Street, Wigan. Her mum was called Elizabeth Mcguire and her father James Mcguire. They did have quite a large family but most of the children were either stillborn or died at a young age from TB. I found a Frances Mcguire on your site who lived 22 months and died in 1924. James Mcguire her father is also on the same list from Ince. Cant find any reference to Elizabeth Mcguire or her parents. I think she married James Mcguire's brother after James' s death (I think it may have been suicide sadly or I may have got this bit wrong).

I also saw a Billy Mcguire on your site but I know there are lots of Mcguires and that they are sometimes spelt differently. My mum's was Mcguire. She came down to Devon and joined the land army after her parents' deaths and met my Dad Tony. They are both now deceased sadly. My sister lives in the States with her family and I notice there are lots of Mcguires who immigrated there.

Mum's dad was a very strict Irish Catholic and my mum said that her mum used to leave her dancing shoes by the front door and leave the window open so she could creep back in! I remember mum telling me that she used to work in the cotton mill when she left school at 14.

Any info you may be able to pass on would be much appreciated.

Posted by: admin (286) Report abuse
Ooops should read McGuire Family Typo error

Posted by: winnie (1110)   Report abuse
what was your mums name and were was she born

Posted by: winnie (1110)   Report abuse
Maguire Annie 3 yrs John St. 05-Mar 1915 dau of James B3-222* R.C.
Maguire James 7 mo John St. 12-Mar 1915 son of James B3-222* R.C.
Maguire George 17 mo John St. 18-Feb 1921 B3-200* R.C. these will be your mums siblings

Posted by: winnie (1110)   Report abuse
also found this you thought elizabeth married again Marriage: 27 Feb 1943 Christ Church, Ince, Lancashire, England
Miles Pilkington - 56, Collier, Widower, 11 John Street Ince
Elizabeth Maguire - 54, Widow, 3 John Street Ince
Groom's Father: Mark Pilkington, Deceased, Collier
Bride's Father: John Mercer, Deceased, Canal Boatman

Posted by: winnie (1110)   Report abuse
Name: James McGuire
Birth Date: abt 1886
Date of Registration: Sep 1942
Age at Death: 56
Registration district: Ince

Posted by: winnie (1110)   Report abuse
Elizabeths death Pilkington
Pilkington Elizabeth 58 yrs Billinge Hospital 08-Feb 1946 John St. Ince C 527 R C

Posted by: winnie (1110)   Report abuse
elizabeths birth Name: Elizabeth Mercer
Birth Date: 22 Jul 1888
Baptism Date: 10 Aug 1888
Baptism Place: Wigan, All Saints, Lancashire, England
Father: John Mercer
Mother: Elizabeth Mercer
Parish as it Appears: Wigan

Posted by: winnie (1110)   Report abuse
this could be Elizabeths parents marriage Marriage: 4 Mar 1888 Christ Church, Ince, Lancashire, England
John Mercer - 18, Collier, Bachelor, 18 Manchester Road
Elizabeth Howard - 20, Spinster, Belle Green Lane
Groom's Father: James Mercer, Collier
Bride's Father: Charles Howard, Collier
Witness: James Howard; Elizabeth Moore

Posted by: winnie (1110)   Report abuse
Elizabeth Howard and her Family in 1881 Name Elizabeth Howard
Age 13
Estimated Birth Year abt 1868
Relationship to Head Daughter
Father Charles Howard
Mother Jane Howard
Gender Female
Where born Ince, Lancashire, England
Civil parish Ince in Makerfield
County/Island Lancashire
Country England
Street Address 48 Can Row
Occupation Scholar
Registration district Wigan
ED, institution, or vessel 27
Piece 3776
Folio 37
Page number 19
Household Members
Name Age
Charles Howard 34
Jane Howard 31
Elizabeth Howard 13
Mary Howard 10
William Howard 8
Sarah Howard 6
Ann Howard 2
Thomas Howard
William Moore 27

Posted by: JANE CHAPPLE (3)  Report abuse
Thanks Winnie

This is very helpful. My mum's maiden name was Annie Mcguire too - the same as one of the siblings that died strangley enough. She once told me that she had several siblings that died or were stillborn, and may be as many as 7 or 8. I guess if they died within weeks of birth they would not have been recorded.

Mum lived until she was 78 but had a lot of illness during her life time sadly. She was a very active and smart lady though and loved travelling to seecmy sister who worked abroad. She died on 7th November 2003. Wecnever did get to visit Wigan, perhaps we will one day!


Jane, Exeter, Devon.

Posted by: winnie (1110)   Report abuse
do you need anymore help jane

Posted by: JANE CHAPPLE (3)  Report abuse
Hi Winney

Think Im ok for now but thanks. I thought her Mum had married James Mcguire's brother but obviously I got that bit wrong!




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