The history of my family
Selina HIGGINSON
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Alternative names
Selina FORREST (Married)
Ancestors
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Selina HIGGINSON
~1863 - 1933
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Spouses and Descendants
Generations
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Selina HIGGINSON
~1863 - 1933
of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. John FORREST (1863 - ~1939)
 
Elizabeth FORREST
1891 - ~1983
of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. James MCVAN (1890 - 1971)
  m. Joseph CLIFFE (~1925 - ?)
 
A Private Individual
  m. WHITE (~1917 - ?)
 
Selina FORREST
1893 - 1977
Cotton weaver of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Edward WILSON (1894 - ~1967)
 
A Private Individual
Isabella FORREST
1898 - 1960
of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Ernest SMITH (1894 - 1969)
 
Florence 'Florrie' SMITH
1920 - 2007
Capstan lathe hand of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Harry SUTTON (~1909 - ?)
 
A Private Individual
Selina SMITH
1921 - 1997
Cotton winder of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. David LOWE (1920 - ~1980)
  m. James Hartley BYRNE (1930 - 1982)
 
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
Jessie Hannah SMITH
1922 - 1948
Cotton weaver of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Albert DOUGLAS (1921 - 1956)
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
John FORREST
1901 - ~1970
Woodyard labourer of Blackburn, Lancashire
Thomas FORREST
1904 - ~1957
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Narrative and Notes
Timeline
Personal Family World
Date
Age*
Event
Place
btw 1863 and 1864
0
Birth 
Blackburn, Lancashire
Q1 1886
23
Marriage to husband John FORREST 
Blackburn, Lancashire
5 Apr 1891
27
query Caution: Recorded age does not match calculated age (28).
Census 
42 Primrose Hill, Blackburn, Lancashire
16 Nov 1891
28
Birth of daughter Elizabeth FORREST 
Blackburn, Lancashire
29 Nov 1891
28
Residence 
42 Primrose Hill, Blackburn, Lancashire
31 Oct 1893
30
Birth of daughter Selina FORREST 
Blackburn, Lancashire
19 Jul 1898
35
Birth of daughter Isabella FORREST 
Blackburn, Lancashire
19 Jan 1901
38
Birth of son John FORREST 
10 
24 Crossfield Street, Blackburn, Lancashire
31 Mar 1901
37
query Caution: Recorded age does not match calculated age (38).
Census 
11 
24 Crossfield Street, Blackburn, Lancashire
Q1 1904
41
Birth of son Thomas FORREST 
12 
Blackburn, Lancashire
2 Apr 1911
47
query Caution: Recorded age does not match calculated age (48).
Census 
13 
30 Crossfield Street, Blackburn, Lancashire
22 May 1915
52
Witness to the  between daughterElizabeth FORREST and James MCVAN 
14 15 
Christ Church, Blackburn, Lancashire
aft 1915
52
Death of husband John FORREST 
16 
 
Q1 1920
57
Marriage of daughter Isabella FORREST and Ernest SMITH 
17 
Blackburn, Lancashire
Q1 1924
61
Marriage of daughter Selina FORREST and Edward WILSON 
18 
Blackburn, Lancashire
Q1 1933
70
Death 
Blackburn, Lancashire
Q3 1960
97
Death of daughter Isabella FORREST 
19 
Darwen, Lancashire
Q3 1974
111
Marriage of daughter Elizabeth FORREST and Joseph CLIFFE 
20 
Blackburn, Lancashire
Q4 1977
114
Death of daughter Selina FORREST 
21 
Blackburn, Lancashire
Documented age, Calculated age, Estimated age
Citations
1 - England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005

Name

John Forrest

Event Type

Marriage

Registration Quarter

Apr-May-Jun

Registration Year

1886

Registration District

Blackburn

County

Lancashire

Event Place

Blackburn, Lancashire, England

Volume

8E

Page

491

Affiliate Line Number

140

John Forrest probably married one of the following people

Name

Selina Higginson

Name

William Henry Procter

Name

Jana Walmsley

2 - UK 1891 Census - 5th April 1891

Blackburn, Park Ward

42 Primrose Hill

John Forrest - Head - M - 27 - Cotton Spinner - Lancs, Blackburn

Selina Forrest - Wife - 27 - Cotton Winder - Lancs, Blackburn

3 - England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index 1837-1915

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Forrest

Birth year

1891

Birth quarter

4

Registration month

-

Mother's maiden name

Higginson

District

Blackburn

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Page

433

4 - 1939 England and Wales Register - 29th September 1939
Citation image

14 Crossfield Street, Blackburn, Blackburn C.B., Lancashire

First name(s)

Last name(s)

DOB

Sex

Occupation

Marital status

Schedule

Schedule Sub Number |

James

McVan

01 Feb 1890

Male

General Labourer Cotton Wo

Married

7

1

Elizabeth

McVan

16 Nov 1891

Female

Unpaid Domestic Dutie

Married

7

2

Selina

White (Mcvan)

02 Feb 1917

Female

Cotton Weaver Pion Winde

Single

7

3

John

Forrest

19 Jan 1901

Male

Wood Yard Labourer

Single

7

4

Ref: RG101/4226C/002/22 Letter Code: NBCC

5 - Blackburn, Christchurch Parish Records
Citation image

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Forrest

Birth year

1891

Birth date

16 Nov 1891

Baptism year

1891

Baptism date

29 Nov 1891

Baptism place

Blackburn, Christ Church

Denomination

Church Of England

Diocese

Blackburn

Residence

42 Primrose Hill

Father's first name(s)

John

Father's occupation

Spinner

Mother's first name(s)

Selina

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Archive

Lancashire Record Office

Archive reference

PR 3074/1/4

Register type

Baptisms

Register year range

1887-1892

Page

90

6 - England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index 1837-1915

First name(s)

Selina

Last name

Forrest

Birth year

1893

Birth quarter

4

Registration month

-

Mother's maiden name

-

District

Blackburn

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Page

418

7 - Blackburn, Christchurch Parish Records
Citation image

First name(s)

Selina

Last name

Forrest

Birth year

1893

Birth date

31 Oct 1893

Baptism year

1893

Baptism date

12 Nov 1893

Baptism place

Blackburn, Christ Church

Denomination

Church Of England

Diocese

Blackburn

Residence

Clersfield ST

Father's first name(s)

John

Father's occupation

Spinner

Mother's first name(s)

Selina

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Archive

Lancashire Record Office

Archive reference

PR 3074/1/5

Register type

Baptisms

Register year range

1892-1907

Page

26

8 - Christ Church Blackburn

Christ Church Blackburn in year 1898

Born: July 19

Baptised: July 31

Parents: John and Selina Forrest

Abode: 24 Crossfield St

Class, Trade, Profession: Spinner

9 - Christ Church Blackburn

Christ Church, Blackburn in 1901

Born: Jan 17

Baptised: Feb 3

Name: John

Parents: Selina and John Forrest (Spinner)

Abode: 24 Crossfield St

10 - 1939 England and Wales Register - 29th September 1939
Citation image

14 Crossfield Street, Blackburn, Blackburn C.B., Lancashire

First name(s)

Last name(s)

DOB

Sex

Occupation

Marital status

Schedule

Schedule Sub Number |

James

McVan

01 Feb 1890

Male

General Labourer Cotton Wo

Married

7

1

Elizabeth

McVan

16 Nov 1891

Female

Unpaid Domestic Dutie

Married

7

2

Selina

White (Mcvan)

02 Feb 1917

Female

Cotton Weaver Pion Winde

Single

7

3

John

Forrest

19 Jan 1901

Male

Wood Yard Labourer

Single

7

4

Ref: RG101/4226C/002/22 Letter Code: NBCC

11 - UK 1901 Census - 31st March 1901
Citation image

John Forrest - Head - M - 37 - Cotton Spinner - Worker - Lancs Blackburn

Selina Forrest - Wife - M - 37 - Lancs Blackburn

Elizabeth Forrest - Daur - 9 - Lancs Blackburn

Selina Forrest - Daur - 7 - Lancs Blackburn

John Forrest - Son - 2 months - Lancs Blackburn

Isabella Forrest - Daur - 2 [months in error]- Lancs Blackburn

12 - England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index 1837-1915

First name(s)

Thomas

Last name

Forrest

Birth year

1904

Birth quarter

1

Registration month

-

Mother's maiden name

Higginson

District

Blackburn

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Page

371

13 - UK 1911 Census - 2 April 1911
Citation image

John Forrest - Head - 47 - Married 24 years - Cotton Spinner - Cloth Manuf - Worker - Lanc Blackburn - British

Selina Forrest - Wife - 47 - Married 24 years - 6 children with 5 living and 1 deceased - Home Duty - - - Lanc Blackburn - British

Elizabeth Forrest - Daughter - 19 - Single - Cotton Weaver - Cloth Manuf - Worker - Lanc Blackburn - British

Selina Forrest - Daughter - 17 - Single - Cotton Weaver - Cloth Manuf - Worker - Lanc Blackburn - British

Isabella Forrest - Daughter - 11 - Single - Cotton Weaver and School scholar - Cloth Manuf - Worker - Lanc Blackburn - British

John Forrest - Son - 10 - Single - School scholar - Lanc Blackburn - British

Thomas Forrest - Son - 7 - Lanc Blackburn - British

14 - England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Forrest

Marriage quarter

2

Marriage year

1915

Registration month

-

MarriageFinder ™

Elizabeth Forrest married one of these people

James McVan

Spouse's last name

McVan

District

Blackburn

District number

-

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Volume as transcribed

8E

Page number

833

15 - Blackburn, Christchurch Parish Records
Citation image

First name(s)

James

Last name

McVan

Age

25

Birth year

1890

Marital status

Bachelor

Occupation

Labourer

Year

1915

Marriage year

1915

Marriage date

22 May 1915

Place

Blackburn, Christ Church

Denomination

Church Of England

Diocese

Blackburn

Residence

73 Florence St

Father's first name(s)

John

Father's last name

McVan

Father's occupation

Spinner

Spouse's first name(s)

Elizabeth

Spouse's last name

Forrest

Spouse's age

23

Spouse's birth year

1892

Spouse's occupation

Weaver

Spouse's marital status

Spinster

Spouse's residence

30 Cronfield St

Spouse's father's first name(s)

John

Spouse's father's last name

Forrest

Spouse's father's occupation

Spinner

Licence or banns

Banns

Witness 1

Thomas Coulton

Witness 2

Selina Forrest

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Archive

Lancashire Record Office

Archive reference

PR 3074/1/15

16 - Blackburn, Christchurch Parish Records
Citation image

First name(s)

James

Last name

McVan

Age

25

Birth year

1890

Marital status

Bachelor

Occupation

Labourer

Year

1915

Marriage year

1915

Marriage date

22 May 1915

Place

Blackburn, Christ Church

Denomination

Church Of England

Diocese

Blackburn

Residence

73 Florence St

Father's first name(s)

John

Father's last name

McVan

Father's occupation

Spinner

Spouse's first name(s)

Elizabeth

Spouse's last name

Forrest

Spouse's age

23

Spouse's birth year

1892

Spouse's occupation

Weaver

Spouse's marital status

Spinster

Spouse's residence

30 Cronfield St

Spouse's father's first name(s)

John

Spouse's father's last name

Forrest

Spouse's father's occupation

Spinner

Licence or banns

Banns

Witness 1

Thomas Coulton

Witness 2

Selina Forrest

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Archive

Lancashire Record Office

Archive reference

PR 3074/1/15

17 - England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005

First name(s)

Isabella

Last name

Forrest

Marriage quarter

1

Marriage year

1920

Registration month

-

MarriageFinder ™

Isabella Forrest married one of these people

Ernest Smith

Spouse's last name

Smith

District

Blackburn

District number

-

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Volume as transcribed

8E

Page number

749

18 - England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005

First name(s)

Selina

Last name

Forrest

Marriage quarter

1

Marriage year

1924

Registration month

-

MarriageFinder ™

Selina Forrest married one of these people

Edward Wilson

Spouse's last name

Wilson

District

Blackburn

District number

-

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Volume as transcribed

8E

Page number

475

19 - England & Wales, Death Registration Index 1837-2007 and United Kingdom Deaths 2007-2017

First name(s)

Isabella

Last name

Smith

Gender

Female

Birth day

-

Birth month

-

Birth year

1898

Age

62

Death quarter

3

Death year

1960

District

Darwen

County

Lancashire

Volume

10C

Page

104

20 - England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

McVan

Marriage quarter

3

Marriage year

1974

Registration month

-

MarriageFinder ™

Elizabeth McVan married one of these people

Joseph Cliffe

Spouse's last name

Cliffe

District

Blackburn

District number

-

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

40

Volume as transcribed

40

Page number

0136

21 - England & Wales, Death Registration Index 1837-2007 and United Kingdom Deaths 2007-2017

First name(s)

Selina

Last name

Wilson

Gender

Female

Birth day

31

Birth month

10

Birth year

1894

Age

-

Death quarter

4

Death year

1977

District

Blackburn

County

Lancashire

Volume

40

Page

0297

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