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William FORREST
Cotton spinner of Blackburn, Lancashire
Ancestors
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William FORREST
~1799 - ~1885
Brick maker of Blackburn, Lancashire
James FORREST
1833 - 1889
Cotton spinner of Mellor, Lancashire
 
Thomas ELLISON
~1707 - bur.1793
of Billington, Blackburn, Lancashire
William ELLISON
1739 - bur.1799
Weaver of Billington, Blackburn, Lancashire
 
William STANNING
~1671 - ~1755
of Dinckley, Blackburn, Lancashire
Margaret STANNING
1713 - bur.1793
of Dinckley, Blackburn, Lancashire
 
John ELLISON
1771 - ~1846
Cotton weaver of Balderstone, Lancashire
 
Thomas SOWERBUTTS
~1667 - ~1752
of Ribchester, Lancashire
Richard SOWERBUTTS
bap.1708 - ~1776
of Ribchester, Lancashire
 
Ellen SOWERBUTTS
1745 - bur.1815
of Salesbury, Blackburn, Lancashire
 
Nancy ELLISON
bap.1803 - 1838
of Balderstone, Lancashire
 
George BARNES
~1738 - ~1815
of Mellor, Lancashire
Agnes 'Aggy' BARNES
1778 - bur.1823
of Mellor, Lancashire
 
Richard COUNSELL
~1723 - 1797
Cordwainer of Osbaldeston, Lancashire
Margaret 'Peggy' COUNSELL
1749 - ~1810
of Samlesbury, Lancashire
 
John HINDLE
~1690 - ~1765
Weaver of Mellor, Lancashire
Ann HINDLE
bap.1724 - ~1785
of Osbaldeston, Lancashire
 
Thomas SHARPLES
~1658 - ~1749
of Osbaldeston, Lancashire
Mary SHARPLES
bap.1704 - ~1764
of Osbaldeston, Lancashire
 
Unknown [SHARPLES]
~1658 - ~1708
William FORREST
1871 - 1930
Cotton spinner of Blackburn, Lancashire
 
John ARCHIBALD
~1613 - ~1698
of Inveresk, Midlothian, Scotland
John ARCHIBALD
bap.1654 - ~1704
of Inveresk, Midlothian, Scotland
 
Helen [ARCHIBALD]
~1613 - ~1663
John ARCHIBALD
1682 - ~1743
of Inveresk, Midlothian, Scotland
 
Isabell PAUL
~1654 - ~1720
of Inveresk, Midlothian, Scotland
Robert ARCHIBALD
1704 - bur.1750
Coal miner of Liberton, Midlothian, Scotland
 
Isobel HENDERSON
~1684 - ~1746
of Liberton, Midlothian, Scotland
Robert ARCHIBALD
1729 - ~1791
Coal miner of Inveresk, Midlothian, Scotland
 
Robert BENNETT
~1655 - ~1740
of Newton, Dalkieth, Midlothian, Scotland
Janet BENNETT
1696 - ~1760
of Newton, Dalkieth, Midlothian, Scotland
 
Christian SMITH
~1667 - ~1740
of Newton, Dalkieth, Midlothian, Scotland
Henry ARCHIBALD
1766 - bur.1832
Soldier - 9th (East Norfolk) Regiment of Foot of Dalkieth, Midlothian, Scotland
 
James HUNTER
~1687 - ~1737
Jean HUNTER
1731 - ~1791
of Newton, Dalkieth, Midlothian, Scotland
 
Janet SIMPSON
~1699 - ~1749
Robert ARCHIBALD
1801 - 1872
Plasterer of Skipton, Yorkshire
 
John SAGAR
~1658 - ~1733
of Askrigg, Yorkshire
John SAGAR
1695 - bur.1764
of Askrigg, Yorkshire
 
John PARKIN
~1636 - ~1720
of Kirkby Ravensworth, Richmond, Yorkshire
Margaret PARKIN
bap.1672 - bur.1702
of Kirkby Ravensworth, Richmond, Yorkshire
 
Warwick SAGAR
bap.1737 - bur.1814
Parish Clerk of Askrigg, Yorkshire
 
Elizabeth TIPLADY
~1697 - bur.1782
of Askrigg, Yorkshire
Mary SAGAR
bap.1774 - 1852
Pauper of Askrigg, Yorkshire
 
James FAWCIT
~1698 - ~1782
of Askrigg, Yorkshire
Anne FAWCIT
bap.1738 - 1782
of Askrigg, Yorkshire
 
William NICHOLSON
~1669 - ~1754
of Askrigg, Yorkshire
Mary NICHOLSON
bap.1710 - bur.1773
of Askrigg, Yorkshire
 
(Caroline) Elizabeth ARCHIBALD
bap.1834 - 1903
Lodging house keeper of Askrigg, Yorkshire
 
John FIRTH
~1738 - ~1814
of Illingworth, Halifax, Yorkshire
John FIRTH
1782 - bur.1854
Hand loom weaver (worsted) of Northrowram, Yorkshire
 
Betty HOLDSWORTH
~1748 - ~1814
of Illingworth, Halifax, Yorkshire
Harriet FIRTH
1801 - 1857
of Paradise, Luddenden Foot, Yorkshire
 
John RAMSDEN
~1682 - ~1767
Clothier of Halifax, Yorkshire
James RAMSDEN
1723 - 1809
of Halifax, Yorkshire
 
Sarah WATERHOUSE
~1694 - ~1767
of Halifax, Yorkshire
Samuel RAMSDEN
1751 - 1824
of Ovenden, Yorkshire
 
John STANDEVEN
~1693 - ~1768
Cloth comber of Northrowram, Yorkshire
Martha STANDEVEN
1727 - 1806
of Northrowram, Yorkshire
 
Mary PICKLES
~1699 - ~1768
of Northrowram, Yorkshire
Hannah RAMSDEN
bap.1781 - ~1871
of Ovenden, Yorkshire
 
Benjamin TETLEY
~1652 - 1733
of Ovenden, Yorkshire
Benjamin TETLEY
1702 - ~1768
Wool comber of Ovenden, Yorkshire
 
Thomas HARTLEY
~1621 - ~1706
of Northrowram, Yorkshire
Martha HARTLEY
bap.1662 - 1733
of Halifax, Yorkshire
 
Ann TETLEY
1747 - 1835
of Ovenden, Yorkshire
 
John DOUGHTY
~1681 - bur.1762
of Ovenden, Yorkshire
Martha DOUGHTY
1712 - bur.1766
of Ovenden, Yorkshire
 
Spouses and Descendants
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William FORREST
1871 - 1930
Cotton spinner of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Rose Ann PARKES (1871 - 1948)
 
Harriet FORREST
1890 - 1973
Cotton winder of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Frederick BAMFORD (1890 - 1943)
 
James BAMFORD
1919 - 1924
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Firth BAMFORD
1919 - 1986
Joiner (apprentice, bench hand) of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Edna COCKSHUTT (1921 - 2011)
 
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Elizabeth 'Lizzie' FORREST
1892 - 1978
Cotton weaver of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. William 'Billy' STANHOPE (1894 - 1929)
 
Dorothy Rose STANHOPE
1923 - 2009
of Fylde R.D., Lancashire
 
Margaret STANHOPE
1927 - 1973
of Fylde R.D., Lancashire
 
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Mary 'Poll' FORREST
1895 - 1981
Cotton winder of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Luke WILSON (~1887 - ~1962)
 
Fred WILSON
1920 - 2003
Motor electrician of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Phyllis D PAGE (~1911 - ?)
 
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Firth FORREST
1898 - 1918
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Alice FORREST
1901 - 1902
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Rose 'Rosie' FORREST
1903 - 1979
Cotton winder of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Arthur MORRIS (1902 - 1936)
  m. George TOWLER (~1915 - ?)
 
Brian MORRIS
1930 - 1957
of Blackburn, Lancashire
 
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Olive FORREST
1904 - 1967
Cotton warper of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. James 'Jim' WALMSLEY (1905 - ~1953)
 
William 'Bill' FORREST
1906 - 1969
Textile fitter's labourer of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Nancy DUCKWORTH (1908 - ~1974)
 
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John 'Jack' FORREST
1907 - 1972
Clerk of Works (Blackburn Corporation) of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Edna May SCOTT (1908 - 1994)
 
Firth Scott FORREST
1937 - 1937
of Blackburn, Lancashire
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James FORREST
1914 - 1930
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Narrative and Notes

William Forrest was born between 2 May 1871 in Blackburn. He was a cotton spinner. His granddaughter Marjorie remembers that he was a tackler in the mills, that is someone who fixed the machinery.

He married Rose Ann PARKES and they had ten children.

They appear to have moved about quite a lot as they lived at 6 York Street in 1901, 44 York Street in 1915, 75 Rockcliffe Street in 1918, 123 Rockcliffe Street in 1919 and were at 16 Robert Steet in December 1920. By 1921 they the family were living in both 14 & 16 Robert Street with daughter Elizabeth's husband, William STANHOPE, having joined them.

At this time William was working as a cotton spinner at Crosfield Mill, which was a 100 yards away on the other side of Grimshaw Park (road). Daughters Rose and Olive were winders in another mill and William junior was a creeler. Sons John and James were in full time education.

He was at 75 Rockcliffe Street when he died of cancer of the colon on 5 October 1930.

Timeline
Personal Family World
Date
Age*
Event
Place
Oct 1857
-13
Death of sister Margaret Archibald FORREST 
High Street, Blackburn, Lancashire
bef 1861
-10
Death of brother James FORREST 
 
Q3 1868
-2
Death of sister Harriet FORREST 
Blackburn, Lancashire
2 May 1871
0
Birth 
Blackburn, Lancashire
15 May 1875
4
Marriage of brother Firth FORREST and Letitia 'Lettice' WILKINSON 
Zion Primitive Methodist Chapel, Blackburn, Lancashire, England
3 Apr 1881
9
Census 
22 Crossfield Street, Blackburn, Lancashire
Q1 1886
14
Marriage of brother John FORREST and Selina HIGGINSON 
Blackburn, Lancashire
Q2 1886
14
Blackburn, Lancashire
Q4 1887
16
Marriage of sister Nancy FORREST and James BLACKBURN 
Blackburn, Lancashire
5 Dec 1889
18
Death of father James FORREST 
The Infirmary, Blackburn, Lancashire
1890
19
Occupation: Cotton piecer 
Blackburn, Lancashire
1 Feb 1890
18
Residence 
Crossfield Street, Blackburn, Lancashire
1 Feb 1890
18
Marriage to wife Rose Ann PARKES 
10 
Christ Church, Blackburn, Lancashire
Q3 1890
19
Marriage of brother James FORREST and Barbara HAWORTH 
11 
Blackburn, Lancashire
15 Jul 1890
19
Birth of daughter Harriet FORREST 
12 13 14 
Blackburn, Lancashire
5 Apr 1891
20
query Caution: Recorded age does not match calculated age (19).
Census 
15 
22 Crossfield Street, Blackburn, Lancashire
5 Apr 1891
19
Occupation: Cotton spinner 
16 
Blackburn, Lancashire
6 Aug 1892
21
Blackburn, Lancashire
23 Jan 1895
23
Birth of daughter Mary 'Poll' FORREST 
20 21 22 
Blackburn, Lancashire
3 Apr 1897
25
Witness to the  between wife's sister's husbandRichard RILEY and Alice PARKES 
23 24 
Christ Church, Blackburn, Lancashire
19 Oct 1897
26
Marriage of sister Harriet FORREST and Richard BLACKBURN 
25 
St Paul's, Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Q4 1898
27
Birth of son Firth FORREST 
26 
Blackburn, Lancashire
31 Mar 1901
29
Census 
27 
6 York Street, Blackburn, Lancashire
30 Apr 1901
29
Birth of daughter Alice FORREST 
28 
3 Back Nelson Street, Blackburn, Lancashire
Apr 1902
30
Death of daughter Alice FORREST 
29 30 
Blackburn, Lancashire
Q1 1903
31
Blackburn, Lancashire
23 Jan 1903
31
Birth of daughter Rose 'Rosie' FORREST 
32 33 34 
Blackburn, Lancashire
1 Apr 1904
32
Birth of daughter Olive FORREST 
35 36 37 
Blackburn, Lancashire
27 Aug 1906
35
Blackburn, Lancashire
1907
36
Occupation: Cotton spinner 
 
1907
36
Residence 
44 York Street, Blackburn, Lancashire
30 Nov 1907
36
Birth of son John 'Jack' FORREST 
41 
44 York St, Blackburn, Lancashire
2 Apr 1911
39
Census 
42 
44 York St, Blackburn, Lancashire
2 Apr 1911
39
Occupation: Cotton spinner 
43 
Blackburn, Lancashire
Q2 1914
42
Birth of son James FORREST 
44 45 
 
aft 1915
44
Death of brother John FORREST 
46 
 
12 Apr 1918
46
Death of son Firth FORREST 
47 48 
Le Seau, Bailleul, Hauts-de-France, France
Q1 1919
47
Fylde R.D., Lancashire
25 Mar 1920
48
Marriage of daughter Mary 'Poll' FORREST and Luke WILSON 
50 51 
Blackburn, Lancashire
19 Jun 1921
50
Census 
52 
14 & 16 Robert Street, Blackburn, , Lancashire, England
19 Jun 1921
50
Occupation: Cotton spinner 
53 
Crosfields Mill, Blackburn, , Lancashire, England
Q3 1922
51
Death of brother Robert Archibald FORREST 
Burnley, Lancashire
Q3 1925
54
Marriage of daughter Rose 'Rosie' FORREST and Arthur MORRIS 
54 
Blackburn, Lancashire
Sep 1930
59
Death of son James FORREST 
 
5 Oct 1930
59
Occupation: Cotton spinner operative 
55 
 
5 Oct 1930
59
Death 
56 57 
75 Rockcliffe Street, Blackburn, Lancashire
Burial 
58 
Blackburn Cemetery, , Lancashire, England
Q1 1931
59
Death of brother Firth FORREST 
Blackburn, Lancashire
16 Jul 1931
60
Marriage of son John 'Jack' FORREST and Edna May SCOTT 
59 
St Phillip's Griffin, Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Q4 1931
60
Marriage of son William 'Bill' FORREST and Nancy DUCKWORTH 
60 
Blackburn, Lancashire
11 Oct 1944
73
Death of sister Nancy FORREST 
61 
Blackburn, Lancashire
Q1 1946
74
Death of brother James FORREST 
62 
Blackburn, Lancashire
27 Jul 1948
77
Death of wife Rose Ann PARKES 
63 
Blackburn, Lancashire
Q4 1948
77
Marriage of daughter Rose 'Rosie' FORREST and George TOWLER 
64 
Blackburn, Lancashire
22 Feb 1956
84
Death of sister Harriet FORREST 
65 
475 Revidge Road, Blackburn, Lancashire
13 Jul 1967
96
Death of daughter Olive FORREST 
66 
Hospital, Blackburn, Lancashire, England
21 Jun 1969
98
Death of son William 'Bill' FORREST 
67 
82 Haslingden Road, Blackburn, Lancashire
20 Aug 1972
101
Death of son John 'Jack' FORREST 
68 69 
Queen's Park Hospital, Blackburn, Lancashire
31 Mar 1973
101
Death of daughter Harriet FORREST 
70 71 
Hospital, Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Q2 1978
106
Death of daughter Elizabeth 'Lizzie' FORREST 
72 
Fleetwood, Lancashire
6 May 1979
108
Death of daughter Rose 'Rosie' FORREST 
73 
49 Lincoln Road, Blackburn, Lancashire
22 Nov 1981
110
Death of daughter Mary 'Poll' FORREST 
74 
Blackburn, Lancashire
Documented age, Calculated age, Estimated age
Citations
1 - England & Wales, Death Registration Index 1837-2007 and United Kingdom Deaths 2007-2017

First name(s)

Harriet

Last name

Forrest

Gender

Female

Birth day

-

Birth month

-

Birth year

1868

Age

0

Death quarter

3

Death year

1868

District

Blackburn

County

Lancashire

Volume

8E

Page

223

2 - William Forrest 1871

Registration District Blackburn

1871 BIRTH in the Sub-District of Blackburn in the County of Lancaster

No - When and where born - Name, if any - Sex - Name and surname of father - Name, surname and maiden surname of mother - Occupation of father - Signature, description and residence of informant - When registered

376 - Second July 1871, 16 Cross Field Street, Blackburn - William - Boy - James Forrest - Elizabeth Forrest formerly Archibald - Cotton Piecer - X The mark of Elizabeth Forrest, Mother, 16 Cross Field Street, Blackburn, Thirty First July 1871

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3 - UK 1881 Census - 3rd April 1881
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Elizabeth FORREST Head W Female 46 Blackburn, Lancashire, England Housekeeper

Nancy FORREST Daur Female 16 Blackburn, Lancashire, England Cotn Wvr

James FORREST Son Male 12 Blackburn, Lancashire, England Asst Cotn Spinner 1/2 Time Schlr

William FORREST Son Male 9 Blackburn, Lancashire, England Schlr

Harriet FORREST Daur Female 7 Blackburn, Lancashire, England Schlr

4 - 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

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

Name Robert 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 621

Affiliate Line Number 150

Robert Forrest probably married one of the following people

Name Mary Eddlerton

Name Elizabeth Haworth

Name Thomas Mercer

Name Kate Ann Pickup

6 - Blackburn - Forrest marriage registration reference

Marriages Dec 1887

--------------------------------- -----------------------------------------------

BLACKBURN James Blackburn 8e 596

FORREST Nancy Blackburn 8e 596

7 - James Forrest 1889

Superintendent Registrar's District BLACKBURN

Registrar's Sub-District Blackburn Southern

1889 DEATHS in the Sub-District of Blackburn Southern in the County of Blackburn

No - When and where died - Sex - Age - Occupation - Cause of death - Signature, description and residence of informant - When registered - Signature of registrar

97 - Fifth December 1889 The Infirmary Blackburn U.S.D - James Forrest - Male - 54 years - Cotton Spinner of 42 Primrose Hill Blackburn - Bronchitis Certified by J Wheatly M.B. - John Forrest Son 42 Primrose Hill Blackburn - Sixth December 1889 - Richard Henry Catterall Registrar

Dec 1889 Blackburn 08E 304

8 - Forrest - Parkes

1890 Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Christ Church, Blackburn in the County of Blackburn

No: 271

When married - Feb 1 1890

Name and Surname - Age - Condition - Rank or Profession - Residence at the time of marriage - Father's name and surname - Rank or Profession of father

William Forrest - 18 - Bachelor - Piecer - Crossfield Street - James Forrest (Deceased) - Piecer

Rose Ann Parkes - 18 - Spinster - Weaver - Primrose Hill - Henry John Parkes - Brick Layer

Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church by ___ or after Banns by me R Moss

This marriage was solemnized between us: William Forrest, Rose Ann Parkes in the Presence of us, James Washington, Leah Alexander

9 - Forrest - Parkes

1890 Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Christ Church, Blackburn in the County of Blackburn

No: 271

When married - Feb 1 1890

Name and Surname - Age - Condition - Rank or Profession - Residence at the time of marriage - Father's name and surname - Rank or Profession of father

William Forrest - 18 - Bachelor - Piecer - Crossfield Street - James Forrest (Deceased) - Piecer

Rose Ann Parkes - 18 - Spinster - Weaver - Primrose Hill - Henry John Parkes - Brick Layer

Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church by ___ or after Banns by me R Moss

This marriage was solemnized between us: William Forrest, Rose Ann Parkes in the Presence of us, James Washington, Leah Alexander

10 - Forrest - Parkes

1890 Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Christ Church, Blackburn in the County of Blackburn

No: 271

When married - Feb 1 1890

Name and Surname - Age - Condition - Rank or Profession - Residence at the time of marriage - Father's name and surname - Rank or Profession of father

William Forrest - 18 - Bachelor - Piecer - Crossfield Street - James Forrest (Deceased) - Piecer

Rose Ann Parkes - 18 - Spinster - Weaver - Primrose Hill - Henry John Parkes - Brick Layer

Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church by ___ or after Banns by me R Moss

This marriage was solemnized between us: William Forrest, Rose Ann Parkes in the Presence of us, James Washington, Leah Alexander

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

Name

James Forrest

Event Type

Marriage

Registration Quarter

Jul-Aug-Sep

Registration Year

1890

Registration District

Blackburn

County

Lancashire

Event Place

Blackburn, Lancashire, England

Volume

8E

Page

583

Affiliate Line Number

243

James Forrest probably married one of the following people

Name

Barbara Haworth

Name

James Pickop

Name

Zipha Brandle Sharples

12 - UK 1901 Census - 31st March 1901
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6 York Street, Blackburn, Christ Church

William FOREST Head M 29 Cotton Spinner Blackburn, Lancs

Rose Ann FOREST Wife M 29 Tamworth, Stafford

Harriet FOREST Daur S 10 Blackburn, Lancs

Elizabeth FOREST Daur S 8 Blackburn, Lancs

Mary FOREST Daur 6 Blackburn, Lancs

Firth FOREST Son 2 Blackburn, Lancs

13 - UK 1891 Census - 5th April 1891

20 Crossfield St

Margaret Rawcliffe - Head - Wid - 48 - Living her children's means - Scotland

Ellen Rawcliffe - Daur - S - 21 - Cotton Weaver - Lancs, Blackburn

Elizabeth Rawcliffe - Daur - S - 16 Cotton Weaver - Lancs, Blackburn

John Rawcliffe - Son - 14 - Cotton Weaver - Lancs, Blackburn

Sarah Rawcliffe - Daur - 10 - Scholar - Lancs, Blackburn

Rose A. Forrest - Boarder - M - 19 - Cotton Weaver - Staffordshire, Tamworth

Harriet Forrest - Boarder - 8m - Lancs, Blackburn

22 Crossfield St

Elizabeth Forrest - Head - Wid - 56 - Lodging House Keeper - Yorks, Leeds

Harriet Forrest - Daur - S - 17 - Cotton Spinner - Lancs, Blackburn

James Forrest - Son - M - 22 - Foundry Labourer - Lancs, Blackburn

William Forrest - Son - M - 20 - Cotton Spinner - Lancs, Blackburn

William Ellsworth - Boarder - S - 17 - Cotton Weaver - Lancs, Blackburn

Nancy Blackburn - Daur - M - 26 - Cotton Weaver - Lancs, Blackburn

Jane Blackburn - Grand Daur - 2 - Lancs, Blackburn

Elizabeth Blackburn - Grand Daur - 1 - Lancs, Blackburn

14 - 1939 England and Wales Register - 29th September 1939
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14,16 Robert Street, Blackburn, Blackburn C.B., Lancashire

First name(s)

Last name(s)

DOB

Sex

Occupation

Marital status

Schedule

Schedule Sub Number |

Frederick

Bamford

04 May 1890

Male

Grocer (Own Accoun

Married

94

1

Harriet

Bamford

? ? 1890

Female

Unpaid Domestic Duties

Married

94

2

Firth

Bamford

31 Mar 1919

Unknown

App Joiner (Bench Hand)

-

94

3

Mary

Wilson

23 Jan 1895

Female

Winder Cotton Manufact

Married

94

4

Fred

Wilson

16 Jun 1920

Male

Motor Electrician

Single

94

5

Ref: RG101/4230I/008/35 Letter Code: NBOC

15 - UK 1891 Census - 5th April 1891
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20 Crossfield St

Margaret Rawcliffe - Head - Wid - 48 - Living her children's means - Scotland

Ellen Rawcliffe - Daur - S - 21 - Cotton Weaver - Lancs, Blackburn

Elizabeth Rawcliffe - Daur - S - 16 Cotton Weaver - Lancs, Blackburn

John Rawcliffe - Son - 14 - Cotton Weaver - Lancs, Blackburn

Sarah Rawcliffe - Daur - 10 - Scholar - Lancs, Blackburn

Rose A. Forrest - Boarder - M - 19 - Cotton Weaver - Staffordshire, Tamworth

Harriet Forrest - Boarder - 8m - Lancs, Blackburn

22 Crossfield St

Elizabeth Forrest - Head - Wid - 56 - Lodging House Keeper - Yorks, Leeds

Harriet Forrest - Daur - S - 17 - Cotton Spinner - Lancs, Blackburn

James Forrest - Son - M - 22 - Foundry Labourer - Lancs, Blackburn

William Forrest - Son - M - 20 - Cotton Spinner - Lancs, Blackburn

William Ellsworth - Boarder - S - 17 - Cotton Weaver - Lancs, Blackburn

Nancy Blackburn - Daur - M - 26 - Cotton Weaver - Lancs, Blackburn

Jane Blackburn - Grand Daur - 2 - Lancs, Blackburn

Elizabeth Blackburn - Grand Daur - 1 - Lancs, Blackburn

16 - UK 1891 Census - 5th April 1891

20 Crossfield St

Margaret Rawcliffe - Head - Wid - 48 - Living her children's means - Scotland

Ellen Rawcliffe - Daur - S - 21 - Cotton Weaver - Lancs, Blackburn

Elizabeth Rawcliffe - Daur - S - 16 Cotton Weaver - Lancs, Blackburn

John Rawcliffe - Son - 14 - Cotton Weaver - Lancs, Blackburn

Sarah Rawcliffe - Daur - 10 - Scholar - Lancs, Blackburn

Rose A. Forrest - Boarder - M - 19 - Cotton Weaver - Staffordshire, Tamworth

Harriet Forrest - Boarder - 8m - Lancs, Blackburn

22 Crossfield St

Elizabeth Forrest - Head - Wid - 56 - Lodging House Keeper - Yorks, Leeds

Harriet Forrest - Daur - S - 17 - Cotton Spinner - Lancs, Blackburn

James Forrest - Son - M - 22 - Foundry Labourer - Lancs, Blackburn

William Forrest - Son - M - 20 - Cotton Spinner - Lancs, Blackburn

William Ellsworth - Boarder - S - 17 - Cotton Weaver - Lancs, Blackburn

Nancy Blackburn - Daur - M - 26 - Cotton Weaver - Lancs, Blackburn

Jane Blackburn - Grand Daur - 2 - Lancs, Blackburn

Elizabeth Blackburn - Grand Daur - 1 - Lancs, Blackburn

17 - UK 1901 Census - 31st March 1901
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6 York Street, Blackburn, Christ Church

William FOREST Head M 29 Cotton Spinner Blackburn, Lancs

Rose Ann FOREST Wife M 29 Tamworth, Stafford

Harriet FOREST Daur S 10 Blackburn, Lancs

Elizabeth FOREST Daur S 8 Blackburn, Lancs

Mary FOREST Daur 6 Blackburn, Lancs

Firth FOREST Son 2 Blackburn, Lancs

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

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Forrest

Birth year

1892

Birth quarter

3

Registration month

-

Mother's maiden name

Parks

District

Blackburn

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Page

444

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

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Stanhope

Gender

Female

Birth day

6

Birth month

8

Birth year

1892

Age

-

Death quarter

2

Death year

1978

District

Fleetwood

County

Lancashire

Volume

40

Page

1279

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

6 York Street, Blackburn, Christ Church

William FOREST Head M 29 Cotton Spinner Blackburn, Lancs

Rose Ann FOREST Wife M 29 Tamworth, Stafford

Harriet FOREST Daur S 10 Blackburn, Lancs

Elizabeth FOREST Daur S 8 Blackburn, Lancs

Mary FOREST Daur 6 Blackburn, Lancs

Firth FOREST Son 2 Blackburn, Lancs

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

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Forrest

Birth year

1895

Birth quarter

1

Registration month

-

Mother's maiden name

Parks

District

Blackburn

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Page

443

22 - 1939 England and Wales Register - 29th September 1939
Citation image

14,16 Robert Street, Blackburn, Blackburn C.B., Lancashire

First name(s)

Last name(s)

DOB

Sex

Occupation

Marital status

Schedule

Schedule Sub Number |

Frederick

Bamford

04 May 1890

Male

Grocer (Own Accoun

Married

94

1

Harriet

Bamford

? ? 1890

Female

Unpaid Domestic Duties

Married

94

2

Firth

Bamford

31 Mar 1919

Unknown

App Joiner (Bench Hand)

-

94

3

Mary

Wilson

23 Jan 1895

Female

Winder Cotton Manufact

Married

94

4

Fred

Wilson

16 Jun 1920

Male

Motor Electrician

Single

94

5

Ref: RG101/4230I/008/35 Letter Code: NBOC

23 - Riley - Parkes 1897

Volume: 8e Page: 661

Marriages Jun 1897

Graham Elizabeth Blackburn 8e 661

Parkes Alice Blackburn 8e 661

Riley Richard Blackburn 8e 661

Wilkinson John Blackburn 8e 661

24 - Royal Air Force, Airmen's Service Records 1912-1939
Citation imageCitation image
25 - St Pauls Church, Blackburn

October 19 1897

Richard Blackburn - 30 - Bachelor - Hay and Straw Dealer - 136 Duke's Brow - John Blackburn - Gardener

Harriet Forrest - 24 - Spinster - Winder - 22 Crossfield Street - James Forrest (deceased) - Spinner

Witnessed by: William Anderton, Ann Green

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

First name(s)

Firth

Last name

Forrest

Birth year

1898

Birth quarter

4

Registration month

-

Mother's maiden name

Parkes

District

Blackburn

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Page

398

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

6 York Street, Blackburn, Christ Church

William FOREST Head M 29 Cotton Spinner Blackburn, Lancs

Rose Ann FOREST Wife M 29 Tamworth, Stafford

Harriet FOREST Daur S 10 Blackburn, Lancs

Elizabeth FOREST Daur S 8 Blackburn, Lancs

Mary FOREST Daur 6 Blackburn, Lancs

Firth FOREST Son 2 Blackburn, Lancs

28 - Blackburn, All Saints, Parish Records
Citation image

First name(s) Alice

Last name Forrest

Birth year 1901

Birth date 30 May 1901

Baptism year 1901

Baptism date 03 Jul 1901

Baptism place Blackburn, All Saints

Denomination Church Of England

Diocese Blackburn

Residence 3 Bk Nelson St

Father's first name(s) William

Father's occupation Spinner

Mother's first name(s) Rosa Ann

County Lancashire

Country England

Archive

Lancashire Record Office

Archive reference PR 3088/1/3

Register type Baptisms

Register year range 1899-1906

Page 31

29 - Report of FORRESTs in Blackburn Cemetery
Publishing Info: CEMSEARCH-uk

PERSON No. 01

Mr William FORREST

Died Thursday, October 9 1930,

Relationship to Head: Head

Additional Information: Father Of Alice Who Died In Infancy

PERSON No. 02

James BAMFORD

Died Friday, May 9 1924, Aged 5

Born in the year 1919

Relationship to Head: Grandson

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

First name(s) Alice

Last name Forrest

Gender Female

Birth day -

Birth month -

Birth year 1902

Age 0

Death quarter 2

Death year 1902

District Blackburn

County Lancashire

Volume 8E

Page 263

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

FORREST Elizabeth Q1 aged 67 Blackburn 8e 261 OR Q4 aged 73 Blackburn 8e 297

32 - Firth Forrest WW1 Records

First World War records held at Public Record Office, Kew.

228928, Firth Forrest, Monmouthshire Regt

Lists names, address, ages of Firth Forrest's relatives as at 19 Aug 1919.

33 - 1939 England and Wales Register - 29th September 1939

Name: Rose Morris

[Rose Towler]

Gender: Female

Marital status: Widow

Birth Date: 23 Jan 1903

Residence Year: 1939

Address: Rockcliffe Street

Residence Place: Blackburn, Lancashire, England

Occupation: Winder

Schedule Number: 68

Sub Schedule Number: 2

Enumeration District: NBOD

Registration district: 474-2.

Household Members:

Name

Brian Morris

Rose A Forrest

Rose Morris

34 - 1939 England and Wales Register - 29th September 1939
Citation image

143 Rockcliffe Street, Blackburn, Blackburn C.B., Lancashire

First name(s)

Last name(s)

DOB

Sex

Occupation

Marital status

Schedule

Schedule Sub Number |

Rose A

Forrest

14 Aug 1871

Female

Unpaid Domestic Duties

Married

68

1

Rose

Towler (Morris)

23 Jan 1903

Female

Winder

Married

68

2

Ref: RG101/4230J/006/44 Letter Code: NBOD

35 - Firth Forrest WW1 Records

First World War records held at Public Record Office, Kew.

228928, Firth Forrest, Monmouthshire Regt

Lists names, address, ages of Firth Forrest's relatives as at 19 Aug 1919.

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

First name(s)

Olive

Last name

Forrest

Birth year

1904

Birth quarter

2

Registration month

-

Mother's maiden name

-

District

Blackburn

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Page

383

37 - 1939 England and Wales Register - 29th September 1939
Citation imageCitation image

2 Ramsgreave Road, Blackburn, Blackburn R.D., Lancashire

First name(s)

Last name(s)

DOB

Sex

Occupation

Marital status

Schedule

Schedule Sub Number |

James

Walmsley

07 Jun 1905

Male

Motor Driver (Haulage) Heavy Worker

Married

69

1

Olive

Walmsley

01 Apr 1904

Female

Cotton Manufacture Warper

Married

69

2

Ref: RG101/4928I/005/1 Letter Code: NZBR

38 - Firth Forrest WW1 Records

First World War records held at Public Record Office, Kew.

228928, Firth Forrest, Monmouthshire Regt

Lists names, address, ages of Firth Forrest's relatives as at 19 Aug 1919.

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

First name(s)

William

Last name

Forrest

Birth year

1906

Birth quarter

3

Registration month

-

Mother's maiden name

Parkes

District

Blackburn

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Page

419

40 - 1939 England and Wales Register - 29th September 1939
Citation image

66 Haslingden Road, Blackburn, Blackburn C.B., Lancashire, England

First name(s)

Last name(s)

DOB

Sex

Occupation

Marital status

Schedule

Schedule Sub Number |

William

Forrest

27 Aug 1906

Male

Fitters Labourer Textile Heavy W

Married

136

1

Nancy

Forrest

12 Dec 1908

Female

Cotton Weaver

Married

136

2

William

Forrest

31 Mar 1933

Male

At School

Single

136

3

Ref: RG101/4226C/011/18 Letter Code: NBCC

41 - John Forrest 1907

Certified Copy of an Entry of Birth

Blackburn District, Blackburn Southern in the County of Blackburn

Thirtieth November 1907, 44 York Street UD

John, Boy, Father: William Forrest, Cotton spinner, Mother: Rose Ann Forrest formerly Parkes, registered Eighth January 1908.

I certify that the above is a true copy.... witness my hand this 17th day of December 1928.

42 - UK 1911 Census - 2 April 1911
Citation image

First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Sex Age Birth year Occupation Birth place

William Forrest Head Married Male 39 1872 Cotton Spinner Lanc Blackburn

Rose Ann Forrest Wife Married Female 39 1872 - Staffordshire

Harriet Forrest Daughter Single Female 20 1891 Cotton Winder Lanc Blackburn

Elizabeth Forrest Daughter Single Female 18 1893 Cotton Weaver Lanc Blackburn

Mary Forrest Daughter Single Female 16 1895 Cotton Winder Lanc Blackburn

Firth Forrest Son - Male 12 1899 School Scholar Lanc Blackburn

Rose Forrest Daughter - Female 8 1903 School Scholar Lanc Blackburn

Olive Forrest Daughter - Female 7 1904 School Scholar Lanc Blackburn

William Forrest Son - Male 4 1907 - Lanc Blackburn

John Forrest Son - Male 3 1908 - Lanc Blackburn

43 - UK 1911 Census - 2 April 1911
Citation image

First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Sex Age Birth year Occupation Birth place

William Forrest Head Married Male 39 1872 Cotton Spinner Lanc Blackburn

Rose Ann Forrest Wife Married Female 39 1872 - Staffordshire

Harriet Forrest Daughter Single Female 20 1891 Cotton Winder Lanc Blackburn

Elizabeth Forrest Daughter Single Female 18 1893 Cotton Weaver Lanc Blackburn

Mary Forrest Daughter Single Female 16 1895 Cotton Winder Lanc Blackburn

Firth Forrest Son - Male 12 1899 School Scholar Lanc Blackburn

Rose Forrest Daughter - Female 8 1903 School Scholar Lanc Blackburn

Olive Forrest Daughter - Female 7 1904 School Scholar Lanc Blackburn

William Forrest Son - Male 4 1907 - Lanc Blackburn

John Forrest Son - Male 3 1908 - Lanc Blackburn

44 - Firth Forrest WW1 Records

First World War records held at Public Record Office, Kew.

228928, Firth Forrest, Monmouthshire Regt

Lists names, address, ages of Firth Forrest's relatives as at 19 Aug 1919.

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

First name(s)

James

Last name

Forrest

Birth year

1914

Birth quarter

2

Registration month

-

Mother's maiden name

Parkes

District

Blackburn

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Page

734

46 - 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

47 - Firth Forrest WW1 Records

First World War records held at Public Record Office, Kew.

228928, Firth Forrest, Monmouthshire Regt

STATEMENT of the SERVICES of No. 3390 Name First Forrest

Embodied Pte 5-1-1915

Transferred to Class W.(T).T.F Reserve 25.8.16

Authority oc I 11 86(18)/1916 of 17 Records 3/33 EA of 20 8/16

Actual Age 17 8/12 years

Rejoined from Class W(T) Reserve - Pte - 8.1.17 - 8.1.17

Monmouth Regt 2/1 Transferred - Pte - 9.1.17

Auth: o/c Records J.F. Ref 10244 Ea d/2/1/17

Apptd - unpd - Lcpl - 21.5.17

Apptd - Pd - Lcpl - [date illegible]

Deprieved of L stripe for disobedience of Batt orders i.e. habing light burning at 10.15 pm (ii) Insolence to provost Cpl 26.12.17

???use Depot - Posted - Pte - 29.12.17

???Monmouth 1/2 - Posted - Pte - 4.1.18

???2/ - Missing - Pte - 12.4.18

To be regarded as having died on or shortly after - 12.4.18

48 - 1/2 Monmouthshire Regiment War Diaries 1-21 April 1918

The diary was hand written in pencil.

1/2nd MONMOUTHSHIRE REGIMENT - WAR DIARY - 1st-21st APRIL 1814

LA BRIQUE 1.4.18

A Coy - Two platoons continued the work of maintenance & repairs of Nos 5& 6 Duck board tracks; also the construction of a new track - GRAF TRACK.

Two platoons rested.

B Coy - Two platoons worked on Strong Points at MOSSELMARKT & SNIPE HALL under Right Brigade.

Three platoons lived forward in SOMME Dug-outs.

One platoon worked on maintenance of Tramway Lines under the instructions of OC No 5 ARMY TRAMWAY COY.

One platoon worked on the completion of ruined dug-outs - MARTHA - and lived forward in MARTHA dug-out

C Coy - Two platoons continued the work of digging and wiring the BELLEVUE - WALLEMOLAN Intermediate Defence Line under the Left Brigade.

One platoon worked on digging & revetting the ABRAHAM HEIGHTS C.T.

One platoon continued with the maintenance of the BELLEVUE - GRAVENSTAFEL Road

In addition to above a party of 2 N.C.O.s and 20 men worked on deep dug outs under the instruction of OC 171 TUNNELLING COY R.E.; also party of 1 N.C.O. & 20 men on felling trees near WIELTJE for S.S.O. 29th Div.

Lieut L.B.ROSEBAUM returned from leave to U.K

LA BRIQUE 2.4.18

The Batt. worked as on previous day with the exception that 2 platoons "A" Coy relieved the 2 platoons of "C" Coy working on the BELLEVUE - WALLEMOLAN Defence Lines; the 2 platoons of "C" Coy rested.

A draft of 8 Other Ranks joined the Batt. from the Base.

LA BRIQUE 3.4.18

The Batt. worked as on previous day

Casualties - 3 Other Ranks "B" Coy wounded

LA BRIQUE 4.4.18

The Batt. worked as on previous day with the exception that 2 platoons of "C" Coy relieved the 2 platoons of "B" Coy working on the Strong Points ar MOSSELMARCK & SNIPE HALL. The 2 platoons of "B" Coy rested.

LA BRIQUE 5.4.18

The Batt. worked as on previous day with the exception that the platoon working SNIPE HALL was withdrawn for the work of maintaining the duck board tracks in new sector - the 29th Division having extended its front on the right & taking over from Left Brigade 33rd Division.

An excellent Battalion Concert took place in the evening at the Batt. Recreational Hut.

LA BRIQUE 6.4.18

The Batt. worked as on the previous day with the exception that 2 platoons "B" Coy relieved the 2 platoons "A" Coy working on the BELLEVUE - WALLEMOLAN Defence Line - the two platoons "A" Coy rested.

LA BRIQUE 7.4.18

The Batt. worked as on previous day

Courses - VIII the Corps SCHOOL OF SANITATION - 266668 Pte WARREN H.E. returned from the above course with report "Progress Excellent"

265694 Pte LEE M proceeded to above course

LA BRIQUE 8.4.18

The Batt, was relieved by the 19th MIDDLESEX REGT as part of the relief of the 29th Division by the 41st Division & moved by train from ST JEAN 5pm to POPERINGHE, then by march route to SCHOOL CAMP, ST HAN TER BIEZEN.

A draft of 5 Other Ranks joined the Batt. for duty from the Base.

Casualties - One Other Rank from "A" Coy died from wounds at No 3 AUSTRALIAN C.C.S. 4.4.18

LA BRIQUE 9.4.18

The Batt. paraded for inspection, re-organisation to ynder Coy arrangements from 9AM - 12.30PM

Capt H.W.E.BAILEY joined the Batt. from ENGLAND

Lieut P.A.ROBERTS joined the Batt. from ENGLAND

LA BRIQUE 10.4.18

The Batt had received orders to move by rail to the ST POL Area as part of the 29th Division to join the XIIIth Corps but owning to a sudden enemy advance the order was cancelled & orders issued for the Batt. to be ready to move with the 88th BRIGADE at one hour's notice - destination unknown - 10% of strength to be left behind at SCHOOL CAMP. At about 12.30pm the Batt embossed on the PROVEN - POPERINGHE Rd and de-bussed on the BAILLEUL - NIEPPE Rd near LA CRECHE at about 5pm.

The following officers went into action with the Batt:-

Headquarters

Lt Colonel J EVANS, Commanding

MAJOR A.H.EDWARDS, 2nd in Command

" C.R.HARDING, attd

CAPT. T.L.IBBS, ADJUTANT

" W.M.STEWART, Medical Officer

LIEUT R.T.SAUNDERS, Asst/Adjutant

" I.E.OWEN, Lewis Gun Officer

A Coy

LIEUT E.G.JENKINS

" R.F.PERCIVAL

" F.I.BOUCHER

" T.W.STEVENS

2 LIEUT D.MORRIS

B Coy

CAPT G.E.FOSTER

LIEUT L.B.ROSENBAUM

" F.C.STRONG

2 LIEUT R.S.DAVIES

" A.V.COOK

C Coy

CAPT E.J.JOHN

LIEUT J.E.A.WADDINGTON

2 LIEUT J.W.WALTERS

" J.E.ROBERTS

" F.H.ALLAN

Batt. Headquarters was established in a house on the BAILLEUL - NIEPPE Rd. and the Companies proceeded to dig themselves in as follows:- "A" Coy along SOUTH side of main road to A6a; "C" Coy round Cross roads at DE SEULE; "B" Coy platoons posts round PAPOT and PONT d'ACHELLES.

About 8pm Batt. Headquarters moved forward to a more central position near Cross Roads at DE SEULE.

The night proved to be quiet & by the morning the 3 Companies were connected up and holding strong positions.

LA CRECHE 11.4.18

LIEUT W.COLLINS attached to DIVISIONAL Hdqrs was killed by shell fire.

About mid-day the Batt. received orders to move forward immediately and take up a position from B9d to B3a, and , if necessary, counter attack in order to take up this position which was considered of vital importance. The position was occupied without difficulty by 3.30pm. - "B" Coy on the left flack, "A" Coy on the Right flack, and "C" Coy in the centre. During the night of the 11th it was decided that the troops in front of the Batt were to be withdrawn & would dig in along lines from PAPOT B8a to B3d and the Batt was to hold on to the line at all costs. Later it was discovered that the Batt on our left flank had not connected up properly & our left flank was obliged to be brought back to ensure connection at B3a. - Two platoons "C" Coy were handed over to O.C. "B" Coy to enable this to be done. Orders were then received that the Batt. was to extend its right flank south of the main road & endeavour to connect up with the 2nd HAMPSHIRE REGT. - One platoon "c" Coy was detailed for this purpose & to dig posts at about B8a 5.4 but as the HAMPSHIRES were found to be occupying Posts back at the MILL B7d 4.5 connection was impossible. Under very trying conditions the line was held all night and on the morning of the

LA CRECHE 12.4.18

12th a company of the 1st NEWFOUNDLAND REGT was sent up in support & the line held intact until 4pm when the enemy cam in on the flanks (a) along RABOT - PAPOT road in B8a and (b) left flank near LAMPERNISSE. The day proved to be a severe one for the Batt & the casualties were very heavy. During the morning the enemy bombarded hourly with Trench Mortars & used Machine Guns to a large extent with the result that the Batt early in the day had lost 4 officers wounded & 75 Other ranks killed & wounded. When the enemy came in on the flanks there were 8 Officers & about 400 Other ranks absolutely cut off - these people had been ordered to hold the positions at all costs. A company of ROYAL SCOTS was sent up to our support & proceeded to dig in behind centre company but the situation became an impossible one & as many as possible were withdrawn, the men rallied & a position taken up along Light Railway Embankment in B1d and B2a. The strength of Coys was then 4 officers & 150 Other ranks. In conjunction with the NEWFOUNDLAND REGT the line of Embankment was held until about midnight when Batt. received orders to withdraw to line originally occupied along south of BAILLEUL - NIEPPE road.

2nd LIEUT A.R.HOPKINS rejoined the Batt in the forward area.

LA CRECHE 13.4.18

The Batt. continued to hold line taken up previous night until 9pm when the Coys were moved forward to road junction in B1 central - "A" & "B" Coys NORTH of the road, "C" Coy SOUTH of the road - in order to cover the withdrawal of the 88th Brigade according to plan. This position was to be held at all costs until the withdrawal of the Brigade was complete. At midnight orders were received that the withdrawal was complete and companies moved down the road to about S29a 2 3. when it was discovered that the troops had not been entirely withdrawn. The Batt then occupied the trench in this locality until 2pm on the

LA CRECHE 14.4.18

14th when word was received that the troop was all clear and that the Batt was to withdraw & move to the support of the 88th Brigade in the BAILLEUL - CRUCIFIX CORNER LINE. The Batt arrived in new position about 4AM & dug in. Enemy bombarded this position hourly during parts of the day & we suffered about 20 casualties in Other ranks (Killed & wounded). During the

CROIX de POPERINGHE 15.4.18

night 14th/15th the Batt. was relieved as part of the relief of the Brigade by a Batt - LINCOLN REGT - of the 59th DIVISION & marched back to CROIX de POPERINGHE, a distance of about 6 miles. It is interesting to note that 2 hrs after the relief the enemy attacked & the LINCOLN REGT was completely cut off. The Batt. rested during the day until 4pm, when owing to the attack referred to above, orders were received to move forward & dug in on the left side of CROIX de POPERINGHE - BAILLEUL road to support the counter attack of 4th WORCESTERS should the situation demand such an action. The Batt dug in in the vally M33d in two lines & remained there during the night.

CROIX de POPERINGHE 16.4.18

The Batt. remained in the position held previous night. Enmey was now well held & no counter attack, as anticipated, was launched. During the evening the Batt. found working parties for the Brigade - 1 Officer & 70 Other ranks per Coy for each of the 4th WORCESTERS, 1st R NEWFOUNDLAND & 2nd HAMPSHIRE REGTS.

LIEUT C.W.TACON rejoined "A" Coy from the Transport Lines

CROIX de POPERINGHE 17.4.18

Same as the previous day

CROIX de POPERINGHE 18.4.18

Ditto

CAPT W.M.STEWART admitted to Field Ambulance sick & LIEUT W.OWENS-MORRIS joined the Batt. from the 88th F.Amb as Medical Officer

CROIX de POPERINGHE 19.4.18

The Batt. was ordered to find nucleus garrison for ARMY LINE in M33 central as far as entrance to LOCRE - BAILLEUL road. Working parties for Brigade as on previous day.

CROIX de POPERINGHE 20.4.18

The Batt. stayed in the same position during the day & at 10pm the Batt. was relieved so part of the relief of the 88th Brigade by the FRENCH. Marched to field S.W. of ABEELE - distance about 8 miles - and spent the night in bivouacs. LIEUT F.S.DUCK rejoined the Batt from Hospital. A draft if 26 Other ranks joined the Batt. from the Base.

LIEUT TC.W.TACON admitted to Field Amb sick (N.Y.D.N.)

HONDEGHEM 21.4.18

The Batt. embussed at 12 noon & rejoined the 29th Division at HONDEQHEM

Casualties during period 10th - 20th

(a) Officers Killed LIEUT W. COLLINGS

" R.F.PERCIVAL

2nd LIEUT R.S.DAVIES

Died of Wounds LIEUT I.E.OWENS

" L.B.ROSENBAUM

Wounded & Missing CAPT G.E.FOSTER

LIEUT F.C.STRONG

Wounded MAJOR C.R. HARDING

LIEUT T.W.STEVENS

2/LIEUT J.W.WALTERS

" D.MORRIS

Admitted to Hospital CAPT E.J.JOHN

(N.V.D.N.) LIEUT E.G.JENKINS

" C.W.TACON

(b) Other Ranks Killed 29 }

Wounded 187 }= 472

Wounded & Missing 11 }

Missing 245 }

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

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Forrest

Marriage quarter

1

Marriage year

1919

Registration month

-

MarriageFinder ™

Elizabeth Forrest married one of these people

William Stanhope

Spouse's last name

Stanhope

District

Fylde

District number

-

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Volume as transcribed

8E

Page number

997

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

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Forrest

Marriage quarter

1

Marriage year

1920

Registration month

-

MarriageFinder ™

Mary Forrest married one of these people

Luke Wilson

Spouse's last name

Wilson

District

Blackburn

District number

-

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Volume as transcribed

8E

Page number

754

51 - Blackburn, Christchurch Parish Records
Citation image

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Forrest

Age

25

Birth year

1895

Marital status

Spinster

Occupation

Minder

Year

1920

Marriage year

1920

Marriage date

25 Mar 1920

Place

Blackburn, Christ Church

Denomination

Church Of England

Diocese

Blackburn

Residence

75 Rockcliffe St

Father's first name(s)

William

Father's last name

Forrest

Father's occupation

Spinner

Spouse's first name(s)

Luke

Spouse's last name

Wilson

Spouse's age

24

Spouse's birth year

1896

Spouse's occupation

Labourer

Spouse's marital status

Bachelor

Spouse's residence

10 Crossfield St

Spouse's father's first name(s)

Richard Thomas

Spouse's father's last name

Wilson

Spouse's father's occupation

Taper

Licence or banns

Banns

Witness 1

William Loynds

Witness 2

Mary Ellen Wilson

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Archive

Lancashire Record Office

Archive reference

PR 3074/1/16

52 - UK 1921 Census - 19 Jun 1921
Citation image

1921 Census

Address: 14 & 16 Robert Street, Blackburn

NAME and SURNAME

RELATION- SHIP to Head of Household

AGE Y

M

SEX

MARRIAGE or ORPHAN-HOOD

BIRTHPLACE

NATION-ALITY

Personal Occupation

Employment

Place of Work

Total number under 16 years of age

Under One

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

William Forrest

Head

49

11

M

Married

Blackburn Lancashire

Cotton spinner

Crosfields Mill

Grimshaw Park, Blackburn

3

X

X

X

Rose Ann Forrest

Wife

49

10

F

Married

Tamworth Staffordshire

Home duties

Own account

At Home

Rose Forrest

Daughter

18

5

F

Single

Blackburn Lancashire

Ring Winder

Park Place Spinning Co

Windham St, Blackburn

Olive Forrest

Daughter

17

2

F

Single

Blackburn Lancashire

Ring Winder

Park Place Spinning Co

Windham St, Blackburn

William Forrest

Son

14

10

M

Both alive

Blackburn Lancashire

Crealer

Spinning Boom

Park Place Spinning Co

Windham St, Blackburn

John Forrest

Son

13

8

M

Both alive

Blackburn Lancashire

Education Whole time

James Forrest

Son

7

1

M

Both alive

Blackburn Lancashire

Education Whole time

William Stanhope

Son in law

27

11

M

Married

Blackburn Lancashire

Brick ground labourer

Woods Bro: Brick ground, Audley Range

Elizabeth Stanhope

Daughter

28

10

F

Married

Blackburn Lancashire

Home duties

Own account

At Home

53 - UK 1921 Census - 19 Jun 1921
Citation image

1921 Census

Address: 14 & 16 Robert Street, Blackburn

NAME and SURNAME

RELATION- SHIP to Head of Household

AGE Y

M

SEX

MARRIAGE or ORPHAN-HOOD

BIRTHPLACE

NATION-ALITY

Personal Occupation

Employment

Place of Work

Total number under 16 years of age

Under One

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

William Forrest

Head

49

11

M

Married

Blackburn Lancashire

Cotton spinner

Crosfields Mill

Grimshaw Park, Blackburn

3

X

X

X

Rose Ann Forrest

Wife

49

10

F

Married

Tamworth Staffordshire

Home duties

Own account

At Home

Rose Forrest

Daughter

18

5

F

Single

Blackburn Lancashire

Ring Winder

Park Place Spinning Co

Windham St, Blackburn

Olive Forrest

Daughter

17

2

F

Single

Blackburn Lancashire

Ring Winder

Park Place Spinning Co

Windham St, Blackburn

William Forrest

Son

14

10

M

Both alive

Blackburn Lancashire

Crealer

Spinning Boom

Park Place Spinning Co

Windham St, Blackburn

John Forrest

Son

13

8

M

Both alive

Blackburn Lancashire

Education Whole time

James Forrest

Son

7

1

M

Both alive

Blackburn Lancashire

Education Whole time

William Stanhope

Son in law

27

11

M

Married

Blackburn Lancashire

Brick ground labourer

Woods Bro: Brick ground, Audley Range

Elizabeth Stanhope

Daughter

28

10

F

Married

Blackburn Lancashire

Home duties

Own account

At Home

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

First name(s)

Arthur

Last name

Morris

Marriage quarter

3

Marriage year

1925

Registration month

-

MarriageFinder ™

Arthur Morris married one of these people

Rose Forrest

Spouse's last name

Forrest

District

Blackburn

District number

-

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Volume as transcribed

8E

Page number

890

55 - William Forrest 1930

Certified Copy of an Entry of Death

1930 Death in the Sub-District of Blackburn South Eastern in the County of Blackburn CB

No - When and where died - Sex - Age - Occupation - Cause of death - Signature, description and residence of informant - When registered - Signature of registrar

169 - Fifth October 1930, 75 Rockcliffe Street WD - William Forrest - Male - 59 years - Operative Cotton Spinner - I(a) Carcinoma of the Pelvic Colon No P.M. Certified by H.F.Mullan MRCS - J Forrest Son 75 Rockcliffe Street, Blackburn - Sixth October 1930 - J.R.Stack Registrar

56 - Order of Service - William Forrest Funeral

In Memoriam

William Forrest

Died

Oct 5th 1930

Aged 59 Years.

Interred at Blackburn Cemetery

57 - William Forrest 1930

Certified Copy of an Entry of Death

1930 Death in the Sub-District of Blackburn South Eastern in the County of Blackburn CB

No - When and where died - Sex - Age - Occupation - Cause of death - Signature, description and residence of informant - When registered - Signature of registrar

169 - Fifth October 1930, 75 Rockcliffe Street WD - William Forrest - Male - 59 years - Operative Cotton Spinner - I(a) Carcinoma of the Pelvic Colon No P.M. Certified by H.F.Mullan MRCS - J Forrest Son 75 Rockcliffe Street, Blackburn - Sixth October 1930 - J.R.Stack Registrar

58 - Report of FORRESTs in Blackburn Cemetery
Publishing Info: CEMSEARCH-uk

PERSON No. 01

Mr William FORREST

Died Thursday, October 9 1930,

Relationship to Head: Head

Additional Information: Father Of Alice Who Died In Infancy

PERSON No. 02

James BAMFORD

Died Friday, May 9 1924, Aged 5

Born in the year 1919

Relationship to Head: Grandson

59 - Forrest - Scott

Certified Copy of an Entry of Marriage

1931 Marriage Solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of St Philip, griffin, Blackburn in the County of Lancaster

July Sixteenth 1931

John Forrest, 23 , Bachelor, Joiner, 75 Rockcliffe Street, Father: William Forrest, Cotton Spinner

Edna May Scott, 222, Spinster, Cotton Weaver, 7 Howarth Street, Randolph Scott, Cinema Operator

This marriage was olmnized by us, John Forrest, Edna May Scott in the presence of us William Forrest, Olive Forrest

Citation image
60 - England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005

First name(s)

William

Last name

Forrest

Marriage quarter

4

Marriage year

1931

Registration month

-

MarriageFinder ™

William Forrest married one of these people

Nancy Duckworth

Spouse's last name

Duckworth

District

Blackburn

District number

-

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Volume as transcribed

8E

Page number

578

61 - England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1858-2019

BLACKBURN Nancy of 10 Manor-road Blackburn widow died 11

October 1944 Administration Lancaster 22 November to Harriet

Firth Blackburn spinster Effects £190 17s 2d

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

First name(s)

James

Last name

Forrest

Gender

Male

Birth day

-

Birth month

-

Birth year

1870

Age

76

Death quarter

1

Death year

1946

District

Blackburn

County

Lancashire

Volume

8E

Page

489

63 - Rose Ann FORREST - Death Notices

FORREST - In loving memory of mother, who died July 27 1948. Sheltered in the Rock of Ages, In the loving arms of Jesus, She is safe for evermore. Late of 25 Rockcliffe-street, Blackburn - From her sons, daughters and grandchildren.

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FORREST - In loving memory of a dear mother, who died July 27, 1948. God watched you as you suffered, And knew you'd had your share, he closed your weary eyelids, And took you to His care - From Bill, Nancy and Billy

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

First name(s)

Rose

Last name

Morris

Marriage quarter

4

Marriage year

1948

Registration month

-

MarriageFinder ™

Rose Morris married one of these people

George Towler

Spouse's last name

Towler

District

Blackburn

District number

-

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

10B

Volume as transcribed

10B

Page number

622

65 - England & Wales Government Probate Death Index 1858-2019

BLACKBURN Harriet of 8 Minnie-terrace Blackburn widow died

22 february 1956 at 475 Revidge-road Blackburn Adminis-

tration Lancaster 28 March to William Blackburn commercial

traveller. Effects £325 17s 6d.

66 - Olive Walmsley - Death Notice

WALMSLEY - On July 13, 1967, (in hospital), Olive, the dearly loved wife of the late James Walmsely, of 20, Lower Audley Street, Blackburn, aged 63 years.

67 - Bill Forrest - Death Notices

FORREST - On 21st June at his home 82 Haslingden Road, Blackburn, William, the dearly loved husband of Nancy Forrest, aged 62 years, dear father of Billy and Maureen and grandad of David. "In heavenly love abiding" reporsing in the Chapel of Rest, Weir Street. Cortege from his home on Wednesday for funeral service at Christ Church at 2:50 p.m. followed by cremation at Pleasington at 3:30 p.m.

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FORREST - Treasured memories of a dear husband, Bill who died June 21, 1969. Loved and remembered every day. - From his wife Nancy, son Billy, daughter-in-law Maureen and grandson David.

68 - John Forrest 1972

DEATH

Blackburn

Twentieth August, 1972

Queen's Park Hospital, Blackburn

Clerk of Works (Corporation)

58 Rockcliffe Street, Blackburn

Edna May Forrest, Widow of deceased

1(a) Myocardial infarction

Certified by Arif MB.

Signed E.M. Forrest, Twenty first August, 1972

Registrar Isobel Duckworth

69 - John Forrest - Death notice

FORREST - On Sunday, 20th August, 1972 (in hospital), Jack, the dearly loved husband of Edna M. Forrest, of 58, Rockcliffe Street, Blackburn, aged 64 years, dear father of Marjorie and devoted grandad of Richard, Paul and David. Reposing at home from where the cortege will leave for funeral service at The Church of the Saviour, on Thursday, at 2.50 p.m.prior to cremation at Pleasington. Family flowers only please. Donations may be sent to Queen's Park Hospital Heart Machine Fund. - Inc: Warings, Grimshaw Park Road, Blackburn, Tel 51577

70 - Harriet Bamford - Death report

Widow died six weeks after fall

The Blackburn coroner Mr George Wightman recorded a verdict of misadventure at an inquest on grover's widow Mrs Harriet Bamford, 82, of Rockcliffe Street, who died in Blackburn Infirmary six weeks after falling downstairs at her home.

Mr John Michael Torry, pathologist, said that Mrs Bamford had suffered severe bruising of the brain, causing unconsciousness. Her immobilisation following the fall led to pneumonia and a blood clot in the lung, which caused her death.

71 - Harriet Bamford - Death Notice

BAMFORD - On Saturday 31st March 1973, in hospital, harriet, the dearly beloved wife of the late Fred Bamford, of 22 Rockcliffe Street, Blackburn, aged 82 years. Dear mother of Firth. Reposing at home from Thursday from where the cortege will leave on Friday for funeral service at Christ Church at 11 a.m. prior to interment at Blackamoor Churchyard.

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

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Stanhope

Gender

Female

Birth day

6

Birth month

8

Birth year

1892

Age

-

Death quarter

2

Death year

1978

District

Fleetwood

County

Lancashire

Volume

40

Page

1279

73 - Rose Towler - Death Notice

TOWLER - On the 6th of May 1979 at her home 49 Lincoln Road, Blackburn, Rose aged 76 years, the devoted wife of the late George Towler. Reposing in The Chapel of Rest, Mincing Lane, where a service will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, prior to cremation at Pleasington. All flowers to the Chapel of Rest please.

74 - Mary (Poll) Wilson - Death notice

WILSON - On Sunday November 1981 (in hospital), Mary (Polly) Wilson aged 86 years of 22 Rockcliffe Street, Blackbutn, wife of the late Luke Wilson and beloved mother of Fred and devoted grandma. Reposing in the Chapel of Rest, Grimshaw Park, family flowers only please. Donations may be given to Christ Church Fabric Fund. Cortege from her home. Funeral service from Christ Church, Mosley Street on Thursday at 1:20 p.m. prior to cremation at Pleasington.

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