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Nancy ELLISON
of Balderstone, Lancashire
Alternative names
Nancy FORREST (Married)
Ancestors
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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
Spouses and Descendants
Generations
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Nancy ELLISON
bap.1803 - 1838
of Balderstone, Lancashire
  m. William FORREST (~1799 - ~1885)
 
James FORREST
1833 - 1889
Cotton spinner of Mellor, Lancashire
  m. (Caroline) Elizabeth ARCHIBALD (bap.1834 - 1903)
 
Firth FORREST
1854 - 1931
Cotton spinner of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Letitia 'Lettice' WILKINSON (1853 - 1928)
 
John FORREST
1875 - ~1915
Cotton weaver of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Esther RAWLINSON (~1871 - ~1941)
 
Firth FORREST
1897 - 1968
Storekeeper (Assembly Room Store - Royal Ordnance Factory) of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Mary Ann YATES (1899 - 1962)
 
John FORREST
1920 - ~1980
Paper mill worker of Blackburn, Lancashire
Robert FORREST
1922 - ~1981
Bakery assistant of Blackburn, Lancashire
A Private Individual
Clifford FORREST
1929 - 1929
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Esther FORREST
1900 - 1965
Cotton weaver of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Edward DAVIES (1896 - ~1967)
 
A Private Individual
  m. Fred SMITH (~1905 - ?)
 
Arthur DAVIES
1921 - ~1980
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Edward FORREST
1904 - 1968
Engineer and stoker at cotton mill of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Ethel E BLACKBURN (1905 - ~1972)
 
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
John FORREST
1907 - ~1973
Paper mill worker of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Doris KNOWLES (1907 - ~1973)
 
A Private Individual
Jane FORREST
1908 - 1979
Cotton weaver of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. William Henry HAWORTH (1909 - 2004)
 
Royden HAWORTH
1929 - 1982
of Blackburn, Lancashire
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
 
Arthur FORREST
1911 - 1982
of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Phyllis M MCGOWAN (1909 - 1967)
 
Harriet FORREST
1884 - 1951
of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Thomas PARK (~1869 - 1903)
  m. Adam GREENWOOD (1880 - 1959)
 
Nancy FORREST
1885 - 1973
Cardroom hand at cotton mill of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. William Henry BLAKLEY (1878 - ~1942)
  m. Joseph HARTLEY (1878 - ~1959)
 
Harriet BLAKLEY
1906 - 1988
of Earby, Yorkshire
  m. Thomas NORSE (1906 - 1995)
 
William Henry NORSE
1928 - 1991
of Skipton, Yorkshire
 
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Frank NORSE
1933 - 2007
of Blackburn, Lancashire
 
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
Adam NORSE
1935 - 1976
of Blackburn, Lancashire
 
Albert BLAKLEY
1907 - 1977
Cotton weaver of Skipton, Yorkshire
  m. Alice Elizabeth HOGG (1907 - ~1973)
 
Rose BLAKLEY
1908 - 1972
Cotton weaver of Skipton, Yorkshire
  m. Robert W CLAYTON (1907 - ~1973)
 
A Private Individual
 
Josephine BLAKLEY
1915 - 1998
Cotton weaver of Skipton, Yorkshire
  m. James GRIMSHAW (1912 - 1976)
 
A Private Individual
 
Margaret Archibald FORREST
1857 - 1857
of Blackburn, Lancashire
James FORREST
1858 - ~1860
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Robert Archibald FORREST
1860 - 1922
Cotton creeler of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Catherine Ann 'Kate' PICKUP (1866 - 1922)
 
John FORREST
1863 - ~1939
Cotton spinner of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Selina HIGGINSON (~1863 - 1933)
 
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
 
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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
Nancy FORREST
1865 - 1944
Cotton weaver of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. James BLACKBURN (1862 - 1901)
 
Jane BLACKBURN
1888 - 1971
Cotton weaver of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Herbet BARNETT (1853 - 1943)
 
Elizabeth BLACKBURN
1890 - 1955
Cotton weaver of Blackburn, Lancashire
Harriet Firth BLACKBURN
1892 - 1984
Cotton weaver of Blackburn, Lancashire
Robert BLACKBURN
1893 - 1972
Family grocer of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Lucy A DUNN (1899 - 1959)
 
A Private Individual
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A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
  m. Alfred Brian DUNDERDALE (1931 - 2014)
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
 
Charlotte Lucy ROYLE
1987 - 1987
of Manchester, Lancashire
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
James BLACKBURN
1896 - 1901
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Richard BLACKBURN
1896 - 1901
of Blackburn, Lancashire
John BLACKBURN
1898 - 1901
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Fred BLACKBURN
1899 - 1991
Painter and decorator of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Amy SHORROCK (1903 - 1975)
 
Emily BLACKBURN
1901 - 1901
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Harriet FORREST
1867 - 1868
of Blackburn, Lancashire
James FORREST
1869 - 1946
Labourer (retired) of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Barbara HAWORTH (1869 - 1948)
 
James FORREST
1890 - 1891
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Isabella FORREST
1892 - 1976
Cotton winder (unemployed, seeking work) of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. William Arthur FERGUSON (1898 - 1965)
 
Lilian 'Lily' FERGUSON
1921 - 1975
Cotton doffer in ring room of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Jack SUNTER (~1912 - ?)
 
A Private Individual
  m. Linda A NEWSHAM (1948 - 2005)
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
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A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
Margaret FERGUSON
1924 - 2010
Cotton weaver of Blackburn, Lancashire
 
Thomas FERGUSON
1927 - 1935
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Barbara FERGUSON
1928 - 1930
of Blackburn, Lancashire
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
 
Elizabeth FORREST
1895 - 1895
of Blackburn, Lancashire
James FORREST
1896 - 1897
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Barbara FORREST
1899 - 1965
Cotton weaver of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. William JOHNSON (~1888 - ~1963)
 
Betty JOHNSON
1921 - 2000
Slipper worker of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. James THORNLEY (1921 - 1988)
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
William FORREST
1903 - 1904
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Thomas FORREST
1906 - 1934
Schoolboy (infant) of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Nora YATES (1902 - ~1971)
 
William Gordon FORREST
1931 - 1980
of Blackburn, Lancashire
 
A Private Individual
 
Lily FORREST
1909 - 1928
Schoolgirl (infant) of Blackburn, Lancashire
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)
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
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
 
A Private Individual
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 - ?)
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
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
 
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
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)
 
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
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
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
James FORREST
1914 - 1930
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Harriet FORREST
1873 - 1956
Cotton winder of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Richard BLACKBURN (1864 - 1952)
 
May BLACKBURN
1898 - 1964
of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Albert BICKERSTAFF (1896 - 1963)
 
Olive BICKERSTAFF
1930 - 2000
of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Leslie BARRACLOUGH (1928 - 1999)
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
 
William BLACKBURN
1900 - 1968
Woollen & trimming merchant sales and maker of army clothing etc of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Elsie FIELDING (1905 - 1980)
 
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
Olive BLACKBURN
1901 - 1981
Assistant cook of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Robert DAWES (1902 - ~1967)
 
Richard BLACKBURN
1904 - 1964
Wholesale woollen warehouse salesman of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Elsie TATE (1907 - 1984)
 
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
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A Private Individual
Arthur BLACKBURN
1906 - 1987
Painter and decorator of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Sarah J LOWE (1910 - ~1971)
 
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
Narrative and Notes

There are no hard clues as to who James FORREST's mother was, but on balance of probabilities it is thought that she was Nancy ELLISON.

There are only a few marriages on IGI that fit. In one, Nancy ELLISON married a William FORREST at St Mary's, Blackburn on 2 Mar 1832. This fit with James birth in about 1832/3. Another tenuous suggestion that James' mother was called Nancy is that he appears to have named all his seven children after his or his wife's close relations:

Firth - named after wife's mother's maiden name (FIRTH)

Robert Archibald - wife's father's first name and surname (Robert ARCHIBALD)

John - wife's maternal grandfather (John FIRTH) and/or his maternal grandfather (John ELLISON)

Nancy - mother (Nancy ELLISON)

James - his own name (James FORREST)

William - father (William FORREST)

Harriet - wife's mother's firstname (Harriet FIRTH)

No other children of William and Nancy have been identified, but we only known of James through his marriage certificate. If they did baptize chidren then the records have been lost. There was no death registration record for the child that Nancy was delivering when she died. This may be because they survived, or the child may have died in utero.

Other possibly relevant information:

On the 1871 census, a Richard ELLISON, nightwatchman at a cotton factory, was living at 12 Cross Street which was two doors down from William's son James FORREST. No link between these ELLISON families has been made.

A Nancy Ellison buried a daughter Mary aged 17 months in Blackburn on 28 Aug 1816.

Timeline
Personal Family World
Date
Age*
Event
Place
20 Feb 1803
0
Baptism 
Balderstone, Lancashire
1803
1
Residence 
Balderstone, Lancashire
12 Jan 1823
20
Burial of mother Agnes 'Aggy' BARNES 
Blackburn, Lancashire
2 Mar 1832
29
Marriage to husband William FORREST 
Blackburn, Lancashire
Apr 1833
30
Birth of son James FORREST 
Mellor, Lancashire
23 Jul 1838
36
Death 
Old Dads, Mellor, Lancashire
26 Jul 1838
36
Burial 
Mellor, Lancashire
btw 1841 and 1851
39
Death of father John ELLISON 
 
13 Apr 1854
51
Saint Mary, Blackburn, Lancashire, England
5 Dec 1889
87
Death of son James FORREST 
The Infirmary, Blackburn, Lancashire
Documented age, Calculated age, Estimated age
Citations
1 - FamilySearch International Genealogical Index

Reprinted by permission. Copyright © 1999-2002 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc

Author: LDS. Publishing Info: This information has been reproduced with explicit permission of LDS

Nancy Ellison

England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975

Name:

Nancy Ellison

Event Type:

Christening

Event Date:

20 Feb 1803

Event Place:

Balderstone, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

Event Place (Original):

Balderston, Lancashire, England

Gender:

Female

Father's Name:

John Ellison

Mother's Name:

Agness

2 - St Mary the Virgin, Blackburn Parish Records

BURIALS in the Parish of Blackburn in the COunty of Lancaster in the Year 1823

Aggy Ellison - Mellor - Jan 12 - 44 yrs - R Garnett

3 - FamilySearch International Genealogical Index

Reprinted by permission. Copyright © 1999-2002 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc

Author: LDS. Publishing Info: This information has been reproduced with explicit permission of LDS

England Marriages, 1538-1973

Name:

William Forrest

Event Type:

Marriage

Event Date:

2 Mar 1832

Event Place:

Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

Event Place (Original):

Parish of Blackburn, Lancaster, England

Gender:

Male

Marital Status:

Widowed

Spouse's Name:

Nancy Ellison

Spouse's Gender:

Female

Spouse's Marital Status:

Single

4 - Lancaster Online Parish Clerks

Baptism: 12 Jan 1834 Chapel Street Independent, Blackburn, Lancashire, England

James ? - [Child] of William ? & Alice

Born: 13 Dec 1833

Abode: Blackburn

Notes: [no surname recorded or visible]

Register: Baptisms 1800 - 1837, Page 141, Entry 3148

Source: LDS Film 560875

5 - Nancy Forrest 1838

Superintendent Registrar's District Blackburn

Registrar's District Mellor

18__ DEATHS in the District of Mellor in the County of Lancaster

No - When died - Name and surname - Sex - Age - Rank or Profession - Cause of death - Signature, description and residence of informant - When registered - Signature of registrar

71 - Twenty third of July 1838 at Mellor - Nancy Forrest - Female - 36 years - Weaver - Child Bed - The X Mark of John Ellison - Father Present at Death near Old dads - Twenty Sixth of July 1838 - Thomas Carnwell Registrar

6 - Blackburn St Paul's Parish Records

BURIALS in the Parish of BLACKBURN in the County of Lancaster in the Year 1838

Nancy Forrest - Mellor - July 26th - 36 years - P Matthews

7 - Forrest - Archibold

1854 Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Blackburn in the County of Lancaster

No: 22

When married - 13th April 1854

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

James Forrest - 20 - Bachelor - Piecer - Blackburn - William Forrest - Brickmaker

Elizabeth Archibold - 20 - Spinster - - Blackburn - Robert Archibold - Plasterer

Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church by ___ or after Banns by me E:A:Lang

This marriage was solemnized between us: James Forrest's + mark, Elizabeth Archibold's + mark in the Presence of us, John Pilkington, Thomas Livesey

8 - 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

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