The history of my family
Nancy FORREST
Cardroom hand at cotton mill of Blackburn, Lancashire
Alternative names
Nancy BLAKLEY (Married)
Nancy HARTLEY (Married)
Ancestors
Show generations
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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
Firth FORREST
1854 - 1931
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
 
Nancy FORREST
1885 - 1973
Cardroom hand at cotton mill of Blackburn, Lancashire
 
Letitia 'Lettice' WILKINSON
1853 - 1928
of Blackburn, Lancashire
Spouses and Descendants
Generations
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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
 
A Private Individual
A Private Individual
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
 
Narrative and Notes
Timeline
Personal Family World
Date
Age*
Event
Place
18 Sep 1885
0
Birth 
Blackburn, Lancashire
27 Sep 1885
0
Baptism 
Christ Church, Blackburn, Lancashire, England
5 Apr 1891
5
Census 
34 Paterson St, Blackburn, Lancashire
Q1 1896
10
Marriage of brother John FORREST and Esther RAWLINSON 
Blackburn, Lancashire
31 Mar 1901
15
Census 
8 Paterson Street, Blackburn, Lancashire
31 Mar 1901
15
Occupation: Cardroom hand at cotton mill 
 
Q2 1902
16
Marriage of sister Harriet FORREST and Thomas PARK 
Blackburn, Lancashire
Q3 1905
19
Marriage to husband William Henry BLAKLEY 
Blackburn, Lancashire
22 Jul 1906
20
Birth of daughter Harriet BLAKLEY 
10 
Earby, Yorkshire
21 Sep 1907
22
Birth of son Albert BLAKLEY 
11 12 
Skipton, Yorkshire
28 Sep 1908
23
Birth of daughter Rose BLAKLEY 
13 14 
Skipton, Yorkshire
Q3 1910
24
Marriage of sister Harriet FORREST and Adam GREENWOOD 
15 
Blackburn, Lancashire
30 Apr 1915
29
Birth of daughter Josephine BLAKLEY 
16 17 
Skipton, Yorkshire
bef 27 Jun 1919
33
Death of brother John FORREST 
18 
 
Q1 1928
42
Death of mother Letitia 'Lettice' WILKINSON 
19 
Blackburn, Lancashire
11 Feb 1928
42
Marriage of daughter Harriet BLAKLEY and Thomas NORSE 
20 
Church Of The Holy Trinity, Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Q3 1929
43
Marriage of son Albert BLAKLEY and Alice Elizabeth HOGG 
21 
Skipton, Yorkshire
Q2 1930
44
Marriage of daughter Rose BLAKLEY and Robert W CLAYTON 
22 
Skipton, Yorkshire
Q1 1931
45
Death of father Firth FORREST 
Blackburn, Lancashire
Q4 1936
51
Marriage of daughter Josephine BLAKLEY and James GRIMSHAW 
23 
Skipton, Yorkshire
29 Sep 1939
54
Census 
24 
7 Aspen Lane, Earby, Yorkshire
Q4 1951
66
Death of sister Harriet FORREST 
25 
Blackburn, Lancashire
Q2 1972
86
Death of daughter Rose BLAKLEY 
26 
Staincliffe, Dewsbury, Yorkshire
7 Dec 1973
88
Death 
 

Assumed to be Nancy. Birth date month in register entry says May not September.

 
27 28 
Burnley, Lancashire
Q3 1977
91
Death of son Albert BLAKLEY 
29 
Burnley & Pendle, Lancashire
Q1 1988
102
Death of daughter Harriet BLAKLEY 
30 
Blackburn, Lancashire
13 Apr 1998
112
Death of daughter Josephine BLAKLEY 
31 32 
Keighley, Yorkshire
Documented age, Calculated age, Estimated age
Citations
1 - Blackburn, Christchurch Parish Records

BAPTISMS solemnized in the Parish Church of Blackburn

1885

Sep 18th - Sep 27th - Nancy - Firth & Lettice - Forrest - Spinner - Patterson St - J H Ainsworth

2 - Blackburn, Christchurch Parish Records

BAPTISMS solemnized in the Parish Church of Blackburn

1885

Sep 18th - Sep 27th - Nancy - Firth & Lettice - Forrest - Spinner - Patterson St - J H Ainsworth

3 - UK 1891 Census - 5th April 1891
Citation image

Firth Forrest - Head - M- 36 - Cotton Spinner - Employed - Lancashire, Blackburn

Lettice Forrest - Wife - M - 37 - - - Lancashire, Blackburn

John Forrest - Son - S - 15 - Cotton weaver - Employed - Lancashire, Blackburn

Harriet Forrest - Daur - S - 7 - Scholar - - Lancashire, Blackburn

Nancy Forrest - Daur - S - 5 - Scholar - - Lancashire, Blackburn

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

First name(s)

John

Last name

Forrest

Marriage quarter

1

Marriage year

1896

Registration month

-

MarriageFinder ™

John Forrest married one of these people

Margaret Jane Snape, Esther Rawlinson

District

Blackburn

District number

-

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Volume as transcribed

8E

Page number

459

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

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

Firth Forrest Head Married Male 46 1855 Spinner Cotton Mill Blackburn, Lancashire, England

Lettice Forrest Wife Married Female 47 1854 Living On Own Means Blackburn, Lancashire, England

Harriett Forrest Daughter Single Female 17 1884 Cardroom Hand Cotton Mill Blackburn, Lancashire, England

Nancy Forrest Daughter Single Female 15 1886 Cardroom Hand Cotton Mill Blackburn, Lancashire, England

Archive reference RG13

Piece number 3914

Folio 96

Page 23

Record set 1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census

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

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

Firth Forrest Head Married Male 46 1855 Spinner Cotton Mill Blackburn, Lancashire, England

Lettice Forrest Wife Married Female 47 1854 Living On Own Means Blackburn, Lancashire, England

Harriett Forrest Daughter Single Female 17 1884 Cardroom Hand Cotton Mill Blackburn, Lancashire, England

Nancy Forrest Daughter Single Female 15 1886 Cardroom Hand Cotton Mill Blackburn, Lancashire, England

Archive reference RG13

Piece number 3914

Folio 96

Page 23

Record set 1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census

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

First name(s)

Harriet

Last name

Forrest

Marriage quarter

2

Marriage year

1902

Registration month

-

MarriageFinder ™

Harriet Forrest married one of these people

Thomas Park, Richard Walmsley

District

Blackburn

District number

-

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Volume as transcribed

8E

Page number

764

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

William Henry Blakley

Nancy Forrest

Jul-Aug-Sep

1905

8E 267

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

First name(s)

Harriet

Last name

Blakley

Birth year

1906

Birth quarter

3

Registration month

-

Mother's maiden name

-

District

Skipton

County

Yorkshire

Country

England

Volume

9A

Page

32

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

First name(s)

Last name(s)

DOB

Sex

Occupation

Marital status

Schedule

Schedule Sub Number |

Adam

Greenwood

01 Jan 1880

Male

Flagger & Plater

Married

228

1

Harriet

Greenwood

12 Feb 1884

Female

Fly Frame Rover Spinning

Married

228

2

Thomas

Norse

16 Dec 1906

Male

Building Contractor

Married

228

3

Harriet

Norse

22 Jul 1906

Female

Fly Frame Rover Spinning

Married

228

4

The record for this person is officially closed.

The record for this person is officially closed.

Adam

Norse

12 Mar 1935

Male

At School

Single

228

7

Ref: RG101/4218A/016/13 Letter Code: NBAF

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

First name(s)

Albert

Last name

Blakley

Birth year

1907

Birth quarter

3

Registration month

-

Mother's maiden name

-

District

Skipton

County

Yorkshire

Country

England

Volume

9A

Page

33

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

First name(s)

Albert

Last name

Blakley

Gender

Male

Birth day

21

Birth month

9

Birth year

1907

Age

-

Death quarter

3

Death year

1977

District

Burnley & Pendle

County

Lancashire

Volume

40

Page

0798

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

First name(s)

Rose

Last name

Blakley

Birth year

1908

Birth quarter

4

Registration month

-

Mother's maiden name

Forrest

District

Skipton

County

Yorkshire

Country

England

Volume

9A

Page

27

14 - 1939 England and Wales Register - 29th September 1939
Citation image

13 Beech Grove, Barnoldswick, Barnoldswick U.D., Yorkshire

First name(s)

Last name(s)

DOB

Sex

Occupation

Marital status

Schedule

Schedule Sub Number |

Robert W

Clayton

08 Nov 1907

Male

Cotton Weaver

Married

71

1

Rose

Clayton

28 Sep 1908

Female

Cotton Weaver

Married

71

2

Ref: RG101/3604J/006/18 Letter Code: KMDK

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

First name(s)

Adam

Last name

Greenwood

Marriage quarter

3

Marriage year

1910

Registration month

-

MarriageFinder ™

Adam Greenwood married one of these people

Mary Brierley, Harriet Parke

District

Blackburn

District number

-

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Volume as transcribed

8E

Page number

785

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

First name(s)

Josephine

Last name

Blakley

Birth year

1915

Birth quarter

2

Registration month

-

Mother's maiden name

Forrest

District

Skipton

County

Yorkshire

Country

England

Volume

9A

Page

60

17 - 1939 England and Wales Register - 29th September 1939
Citation image

7 Aspen Lane, Earby, Earby U.D., Yorkshire

First name(s)

Last name(s)

DOB

Sex

Occupation

Marital status

Schedule

Schedule Sub Number |

Joseph

Hartley

30 Jun 1878

Male

Bricklayer

Married

29

1

Nancy

Blakeley (Hartley)

18 Sep 1885

Female

Unpaid Domestic Dut

Married

29

2

James

Grimshaw

16 Jul 1912

Male

Cotton Weaver

Married

29

3

Josephine

Grimshaw

30 Apr 1915

Female

Cotton Weaver

Married

29

4

The record for this person is officially closed.

Nancy

Smith (Clayton)

22 Jun 1934

Female

At School

Single

29

6

Ref: RG101/3636G/003/36 Letter Code: KMUB

18 - Christ Church Blackburn

Event Date: 27 Jun 1919

Parish: Blackburn, Christ Church, Lancashire, England

Name: Firth Forrest 21 Bachelor of 2 Rose Street

Spouse: Mary Ann Yates 21 Spinster of 40 Patterson St

Father: John Forrest (deceased) - Weaver

Spouse Father: Robert Yates - Spinner

Witnessed by: Edward Davies and Esther Davies

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

First name(s)

Lettice

Last name

Forrest

Gender

Female

Birth day

-

Birth month

-

Birth year

1854

Age

74

Death quarter

1

Death year

1928

District

Blackburn

County

Lancashire

Volume

8E

Page

492

20 - Blackburn, Church of the Holy Trinity

1928 Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Holy Trinity in the County of Blackburn

241 - February Eleventh 1928

Thomas Norse - 21 - Bachelor - Spinner - 18 Shakespeare Street - Thomas - Norse (deceased) - Labourer

Harriet Blakeley - 21 - Spinster - Card room hand - 13 Smithies Street - William Henry Blakeley - Labourer

Married in the Church of the Holy Trinity according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England by or after Banns by me S Stewart Perry Vicar

This marriage was solemnized between us

Thomas Norse

Harriet Blakeley

in the presence of us, William Livesay, Rose Blackley

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

First name(s)

Albert

Last name

Blakley

Marriage quarter

4

Marriage year

1929

Registration month

-

MarriageFinder ™

Albert Blakley married one of these people

Alice E Hogg

Spouse's last name

Hogg

District

Skipton

District number

-

County

Yorkshire

Country

England

Volume

9A

Volume as transcribed

9A

Page number

115

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

First name(s)

Rose

Last name

Blakeley

Marriage quarter

2

Marriage year

1930

Registration month

-

MarriageFinder ™

Rose Blakeley married one of these people

Robert W Clayton

Spouse's last name

Clayton

District

Skipton

District number

-

County

Yorkshire

Country

England

Volume

9A

Volume as transcribed

9A

Page number

55

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

First name(s)

Josephine

Last name

Blakley

Marriage quarter

4

Marriage year

1936

Registration month

-

Spouse's last name

Grimshaw

District

Skipton

District number

-

County

Yorkshire

Country

England

Volume

9A

Volume as transcribed

9A

Page number

127

24 - 1939 England and Wales Register - 29th September 1939
Citation image

7 Aspen Lane, Earby, Earby U.D., Yorkshire

First name(s)

Last name(s)

DOB

Sex

Occupation

Marital status

Schedule

Schedule Sub Number |

Joseph

Hartley

30 Jun 1878

Male

Bricklayer

Married

29

1

Nancy

Blakeley (Hartley)

18 Sep 1885

Female

Unpaid Domestic Dut

Married

29

2

James

Grimshaw

16 Jul 1912

Male

Cotton Weaver

Married

29

3

Josephine

Grimshaw

30 Apr 1915

Female

Cotton Weaver

Married

29

4

The record for this person is officially closed.

Nancy

Smith (Clayton)

22 Jun 1934

Female

At School

Single

29

6

Ref: RG101/3636G/003/36 Letter Code: KMUB

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

First name(s)

Harriet

Last name

Greenwood

Gender

Female

Birth day

-

Birth month

-

Birth year

1884

Age

67

Death quarter

4

Death year

1951

District

Blackburn

County

Lancashire

Volume

10B

Page

312

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

First name(s)

Rose

Last name

Clayton

Gender

Female

Birth day

28

Birth month

9

Birth year

1908

Age

-

Death quarter

2

Death year

1972

District

Staincliffe

County

Yorkshire

Volume

2D

Page

896

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

First name(s)

Nancy

Last name

Blakeley

Gender

Female

Birth day

18

Birth month

5

Birth year

1885

Age

-

Death quarter

4

Death year

1973

District

Burnley

County

Lancashire

Volume

10B

Page

2025

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

BLACKELEY, Nancy of 8 Lowerhouse La Burnley Lancs died

7 December 1973 Probate Leeds 20 December £2711

731307859C

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

First name(s)

Albert

Last name

Blakley

Gender

Male

Birth day

21

Birth month

9

Birth year

1907

Age

-

Death quarter

3

Death year

1977

District

Burnley & Pendle

County

Lancashire

Volume

40

Page

0798

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

First name(s)

Harriet

Last name

Norse

Gender

Female

Birth day

22

Birth month

7

Birth year

1906

Age

-

Death quarter

1

Death year

1988

District

Blackburn

Register number

388

County

Lancashire

Volume

40

Page

273

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

First name(s)

Josephine

Last name

Grimshaw

Death year

1998

Death date

13 Apr 1998

Probate year

1998

Probate date

26 Jun 1998

Residence town

-

Registry

Leeds

County

Yorkshire

Country

England

Document type

Grant only

Number

9851611847

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

First name(s)

Josephine

Last name

Grimshaw

Gender

Female

Birth day

30

Birth month

4

Birth year

1915

Age

-

Death quarter

2

Death year

1998

District

Keighley

District number

0821A

Register number

A34C

Entry number

011

Date of registration mm/yy

0498

County

Yorkshire

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