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May BLACKBURN
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Alternative names
May BICKERSTAFF (Married)
Ancestors
Show generations
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John BLACKBURN
~1823 - ~1873
Richard BLACKBURN
1864 - 1952
Gardener of Blackburn, Lancashire
 
Jane SMITH
~1836 - ~1886
May BLACKBURN
1898 - 1964
of Blackburn, Lancashire
 
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
Harriet FORREST
1873 - 1956
Cotton winder 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
Generations
- +
May BLACKBURN
1898 - 1964
of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Albert BICKERSTAFF (1896 - 1963)
 
Olive BICKERSTAFF
1930 - 2000
of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Leslie BARRACLOUGH (1928 - 1999)
 
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Narrative and Notes

May may have married Albert BICKERSTAFF in 1924 or Thomas HAWORTH in 1925.

May BICKERSTAFF (born 18 May 1898) appears in the 1939 Register with Albert in Blackburn. Two children, Olive 1930 and Maureen 1936, were officially registered.

No compelling May HAWORTH can be found in the 1939 Register to confirm her birth date. No HAWORTH children were registered in Blackburn, however one child, Barbara M, was registered in Manchester in 1935.

While either are theoretically possible, May BICKERSTAFF's biorth date, the use of the name Olive and the fact that the BICKERSTAFF family stayed in Blackburn suggests that BICKERSTAFF was the correct marriage.

Timeline
Personal Family World
Date
Age*
Event
Place
18 May 1898
0
Birth 
Blackburn, Lancashire
31 Mar 1901
3
query Caution: Recorded age does not match calculated age (2).
Census 
22 Crossfield Street, Blackburn, Lancashire
2 Apr 1911
12
Census 
8 Minnie Terrace, Blackburn, Lancashire
Q3 1924
26
Marriage to husband Albert BICKERSTAFF 
Blackburn, Lancashire
Q3 1928
30
Marriage of brother William BLACKBURN and Elsie FIELDING 
Blackburn, Lancashire
Q1 1930
31
Marriage of brother Richard BLACKBURN and Elsie TATE 
Blackburn, Lancashire
21 Jul 1930
32
Birth of daughter Olive BICKERSTAFF 
10 
Blackburn, Lancashire
Q2 1932
33
Marriage of brother Arthur BLACKBURN and Sarah J LOWE 
11 
Blackburn, Lancashire
Q3 1932
34
Marriage of sister Olive BLACKBURN and Robert DAWES 
12 
Blackburn, Lancashire
29 Sep 1939
41
Census 
13 
5 Ivy Terrace, Darwen, Lancashire
Q1 1952
53
Death of father Richard BLACKBURN 
14 15 
Blackburn, Lancashire
Q1 1955
56
Marriage of daughter Olive BICKERSTAFF and Leslie BARRACLOUGH 
16 
Darwen, Lancashire
22 Feb 1956
57
Death of mother Harriet FORREST 
17 
475 Revidge Road, Blackburn, Lancashire
Q3 1963
65
Death of husband Albert BICKERSTAFF 
18 
Darwen, Lancashire
Q4 1964
66
Death of brother Richard BLACKBURN 
19 
Blackburn, Lancashire
3 Dec 1964
66
Death 
20 
Darwen, Lancashire
3 Jan 1968
69
Death of brother William BLACKBURN 
21 
125 Langham Road, Blackburn, Lancashire
29 Nov 1981
83
Death of sister Olive BLACKBURN 
22 
475 Revidge Road, Blackburn, Lancashire
Q4 1987
89
Death of brother Arthur BLACKBURN 
23 
Blackburn, Lancashire
Q2 2000
101
Death of daughter Olive BICKERSTAFF 
24 
Dewsbury, Yorkshire
Documented age, Calculated age, Estimated age
Citations
1 - UK 1901 Census - 31st March 1901

Richard Blackburn - Head - M - 32 - Hay and Straw Dealer - Own account - Lancs, Blackburn

Harriet Blackburn - Wife - M - 27 - Cotton Winder - Worker - - Lancs, Blackburn

May Blackburn - Daur - 3 - - Lancs, Blackburn

William Blackburn - Son - 1 - - Lancs, Blackburn

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

First name(s)

May

Last name

Blackburn

Birth quarter

2

Birth year

1898

Mother's maiden name

Forrest

District

Blackburn

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Page

436

3 - 1939 England and Wales Register - 29th September 1939
Citation image

5 Ivy Terrace, Darwen, Darwen M.B., Lancashire

First name(s)

Last name(s)

DOB

Sex

Occupation

Marital status

Schedule

Schedule Sub Number |

Albert

Bickerstaff

12 Dec 1896

Male

Tape Sizer Cotton Manufacture

Married

109

1

May

Bickerstaff

18 May 1898

Female

Unpaid Domestic Duties

Married

109

2

Olive

Barraclough (Bickerstaff)

21 Jul 1930

Female

At School

Single

109

3

The record for this person is officially closed. For individual people, records remain closed for a century after their birth (the 100-year rule), unless it can be proven that they passed away before this milestone. Use the ‘Open This Record’ button if you believe that this person is now deceased

Ref: RG101/4740B/011/5 Letter Code: NUFV

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

Richard Blackburn - Head - M - 32 - Hay and Straw Dealer - Own account - Lancs, Blackburn

Harriet Blackburn - Wife - M - 27 - Cotton Winder - Worker - - Lancs, Blackburn

May Blackburn - Daur - 3 - - Lancs, Blackburn

William Blackburn - Son - 1 - - Lancs, Blackburn

Elizabeth Forrest - M in Law - Wid - 68 - Housekeeper (late Cotton Weaver) - Yorkshire, Ingleton

5 - UK 1911 Census - 2 April 1911
Citation image

Richard Blackburn - Head - 46 - Married 13 years - 5 children with 5 living - Hay and straw dealer - own account - Lancs, Blackburn

Harriet Blackburn - Wife - 37 - Married - - Lancs, Blackburn

May Blackburn - Daughter - 12 - At school - - Lancs, Blackburn

William Blackburn - Son - 11 - At school - - Lancs, Blackburn

Olive Blackburn - Daughter - 9 - At school - - Lancs, Blackburn

Richard Blackburn - Son - 6 - At school - - Lancs, Blackburn

Arthur Blackburn - Son - 4 - At school - - Lancs, Blackburn

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

First name(s)

May

Last name

Blackburn

Marriage quarter

3

Marriage year

1924

Registration month

-

MarriageFinder ™

May Blackburn married one of these people

Albert Bickerstaff

Spouse's last name

Bickerstaff

District

Blackburn

District number

-

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Volume as transcribed

8E

Page number

940

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

First name(s)

William

Last name

Blackburn

Marriage quarter

3

Marriage year

1928

Registration month

-

MarriageFinder ™

William Blackburn married one of these people

Elsie Fielding

Spouse's last name

Fielding

District

Blackburn

District number

-

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Volume as transcribed

8E

Page number

1019

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

First name(s)

Richard

Last name

Blackburn

Marriage quarter

1

Marriage year

1930

Registration month

-

MarriageFinder ™

Richard Blackburn married one of these people

Elsie Tate

Spouse's last name

Tate

District

Blackburn

District number

-

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Volume as transcribed

8E

Page number

484

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

irst name(s)

Olive

Last name

Bickerstaff

Birth quarter

3

Birth year

1930

Mother's maiden name

Blackburn

District

Blackburn

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Page

402

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

5 Ivy Terrace, Darwen, Darwen M.B., Lancashire

First name(s)

Last name(s)

DOB

Sex

Occupation

Marital status

Schedule

Schedule Sub Number |

Albert

Bickerstaff

12 Dec 1896

Male

Tape Sizer Cotton Manufacture

Married

109

1

May

Bickerstaff

18 May 1898

Female

Unpaid Domestic Duties

Married

109

2

Olive

Barraclough (Bickerstaff)

21 Jul 1930

Female

At School

Single

109

3

The record for this person is officially closed. For individual people, records remain closed for a century after their birth (the 100-year rule), unless it can be proven that they passed away before this milestone. Use the ‘Open This Record’ button if you believe that this person is now deceased

Ref: RG101/4740B/011/5 Letter Code: NUFV

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

First name(s)

Arthur

Last name

Blackburn

Marriage quarter

2

Marriage year

1932

Registration month

-

MarriageFinder ™

Arthur Blackburn married one of these people

Sarah J Lowe

Spouse's last name

Lowe

District

Blackburn

District number

-

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Volume as transcribed

8E

Page number

692

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

First name(s)

Olive

Last name

Blackburn

Marriage quarter

3

Marriage year

1932

Registration month

-

MarriageFinder ™

Olive Blackburn married one of these people

Robert Dawes

Spouse's last name

Dawes

District

Blackburn

District number

-

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Volume as transcribed

8E

Page number

884

13 - 1939 England and Wales Register - 29th September 1939
Citation image

5 Ivy Terrace, Darwen, Darwen M.B., Lancashire

First name(s)

Last name(s)

DOB

Sex

Occupation

Marital status

Schedule

Schedule Sub Number |

Albert

Bickerstaff

12 Dec 1896

Male

Tape Sizer Cotton Manufacture

Married

109

1

May

Bickerstaff

18 May 1898

Female

Unpaid Domestic Duties

Married

109

2

Olive

Barraclough (Bickerstaff)

21 Jul 1930

Female

At School

Single

109

3

The record for this person is officially closed. For individual people, records remain closed for a century after their birth (the 100-year rule), unless it can be proven that they passed away before this milestone. Use the ‘Open This Record’ button if you believe that this person is now deceased

Ref: RG101/4740B/011/5 Letter Code: NUFV

14 - 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.

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

First name(s)

Richard

Last name

Blackburn

Gender

Male

Birth day

-

Birth month

-

Birth year

1865

Age

87

Death quarter

1

Death year

1952

District

Blackburn

County

Lancashire

Volume

10B

Page

473

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

First name(s)

Olive

Last name

Bickerstaff

Marriage quarter

1

Marriage year

1955

Registration month

-

MarriageFinder ™

Olive Bickerstaff married one of these people

Leslie Barraclough

Spouse's last name

Barraclough

District

Darwen

District number

-

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

10C

Volume as transcribed

10C

Page number

276

17 - 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.

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

First name(s)

Albert

Last name

Bickerstaff

Gender

Male

Birth day

-

Birth month

-

Birth year

1897

Age

66

Death quarter

3

Death year

1963

District

Darwen

County

Lancashire

Volume

10C

Page

97

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

First name(s)

Richard

Last name

Blackburn

Gender

Male

Birth day

-

Birth month

-

Birth year

1904

Age

60

Death quarter

4

Death year

1964

District

Blackburn

County

Lancashire

Volume

10B

Page

377

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

BICKERSTAFF May of 5 Ivy Terrace Darwen Lancashire died

3 December 1964 Probate London 7 January to Olive

Barraclough and Maureen Camsey married women.

£1391.

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

BLACKBURN William of 125 Langham Rd Blackburn died

3 January 1968 Probate Lancaster 7 February. £2196.

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

DAWES, Olive of 475 Revidge Rd Blackburn died 29 November

1981 Probate Manchester 22 February £28222 822102420B

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

First name(s)

Arthur

Last name

Blackburn

Gender

Male

Birth day

14

Birth month

10

Birth year

1906

Age

-

Death quarter

4

Death year

1987

District

Blackburn

Register number

1087

County

Lancashire

Volume

40

Page

24

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

First name(s)

Olive

Last name

Barraclough

Gender

Female

Birth day

21

Birth month

7

Birth year

1930

Age

-

Death quarter

2

Death year

2000

District

Dewsbury

District number

0881B

Register number

B43C

Entry number

096

Date of registration mm/yy

0600

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