Wigan Genealogy

GASKELL, Mary Ann - b 1852?

Posted by: Wayne Derbyshire
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My grandfathers birth certificate has the following information .... John Thomas Darbyshire born Jan 4th 1897 In Leigh Lancashire. (he was the youngest)His parents were James Darbyshire and Mary Ann (Gaskell) I have found a marriage certificate for (a) James Darbyshire and Mary Ann Gaskell for March 4 1872. (see info below) On John's death certificate his last name was Derbyshire. Unsure when the name change occured. I have heard that it changed when the family came to Canada. I also know that John left Glace Bay after a following out with his father and new step mother,after Mary Ann's death and he moved to Ontario. He never talked about his parents after that. Marriage Certificate ... James Darbyshire age 22 Bachelor Collier Woodhouse Lane Wigan Father William Collier Mary Ann Gaskell age 18 Spinster Weaver Woodhouse Lane Wigan Father Richard Labourer Has any body done any research (into other sibblings) that can confirm John Thomas was their son? This James and Mary Ann left for Canada on Feb 23 1905 and settled in Glace Bay. I have proof of four siblings..Elizabeth b 1888, Nelly (possibly Francis) born 1893, John Thomas born 1897, and William born June 2 1872 in Wigan. (This was done through a letter by Elizabeth in 1969 William was also confirmed through Canadian enlistment papers. Williams wife was Amy Bertha). These four siblings came to Canada - Elizabeth, William, Nelly (Francis) and John Thomas. I do not know if the other sibblings came to Canada. Names and dates in the 1881, 1891 and 1901 census show a concurrence with these dates. Additional siblings show a Jane b 1881, Hannah b 1883, Richard b 1885. Does any one have any other information on the show proof of this being the correct James and Mary Ann. I have also heard some siblings moved to the States..possibly Boston. Any help or info would be great!! Wayne

Requiring help with these family names:

Surname / Forename Year
      Elizabeth b 1888
      Hannah b 1883?
      James b 1850?
      Jane b 1881?
      Nelly ( Francis) February 1893
      Richard b 1885?
      William b June 2 1872
       Mary Ann b 1852?