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James FORREST
Cotton spinner of Mellor, Lancashire
Ancestors
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Unknown FORREST
~1754 - ~1804
William FORREST
1795 - 1844
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 - 1847
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
1803 - 1838
of Mellor, Lancashire
 
George BARNES
~1738 - ~1815
of Mellor, Lancashire
Agnes 'Aggy' BARNES
1778 - 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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James FORREST
1833 - 1889
Cotton spinner of Mellor, Lancashire
  m. Caroline Elizabeth ARCHIBALD (bap.1834 - 1903)
 
Firth FORREST
1854 - 1931
Private - 2nd Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 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 - ~1980)
 
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
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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
 
A Private Individual
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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
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A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
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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
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A Private Individual
 
A Private Individual
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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)
 
Firth BAMFORD
1948 - 2022
of Blackburn, Lancashire
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
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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
 
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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
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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
 
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Arthur BLACKBURN
1906 - 1987
Painter and decorator of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Sarah J LOWE (1910 - ~1971)
 
A Private Individual
 
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Narrative and Notes

James FORREST was born in Mellor, Lancashire in about 1832/33 according to the 1851 and 1871 censuses, and a possible 1841 Census record; 1833/34 according to his wedding certificate, 1835/6 according to the 1861 census and 1834/35 according to his death certificate. Working on the principle that the earliest records are more likely to be more accurate then 1832/33 might be the best guess.

According to his marriage certificate of 1854 his father was William, a brickmaker.

Possible parents

There are no christening records (1829-1839) for a James FORREST christened by a father named William within 20 miles of Blackburn. Within 50 miles, there was one in Sandbach, Cheshire on 6 April 1834 to William, bricklayer, and Elizabeth, and one for a James Watson FORREST in 1831 in Liverpool by a William, a master mariner, and mother Sarah. The Sandbach christening is intriguing given the father's brick-related profession, but James consistently stated that he was born in Mellor, so why would he have been christened 50 miles away in Sandbach? Did the family relocate temporarily for work? It seems unlikely.

An alternative is a christening in the Chapel Street (Independent), Blackburn on 12 Jan 1834 of a boy called James born 13 Dec 1833 by parents William and Alice. Unfortunately no surname is given for a small cluster of baptisms including this one, but several other couples called William and Alice regularly christened children at this chapel, so this record simply belong to another family. Also no marriage between a William FORREST and an Alice has been found.

A James FORREST was baptized by Charlotte FORREST, spinster, in Blackburn in December 1835. Perhaps William was the birth father, or an adoptive parent. Charlotte went on to marry Richard GREENWOOD and was living her new family in 1841, so if this was James then he was relinquished for adoption at birth, perhaps to Charlotte's relatives. Charlotte was baptized in Church (4 miles East of Blackburn) in January 1810 by John and Margery FOREST. John (a travelling tinker from Darlington, Durham) and Margery baptized Swale FOREST on 17 Oct 1815 in Padiham (4 miles further east). They may also have baptized a Margery FOREST in Wolsingham, Durham (100 miles from Church, but 20 from Darlington) later that year.

1851 Census

In 1851 James, 18, born in Mellor, was lodging in Ainsworth Street, Blackburn with people (Sarah COUP and Thomas COWELL) who had also made the move from rural Mellor into the city1. Blackburn's only theatre was on Ainsworth St at that time.

The Wagtail connection

In 1841 a James FORREST, aged 9, was living with William FORREST, weaver, 65-69, James FORREST, weaver, 35-39 and Ann FORREST 15-19.

Also in 1841, an Ellen FORREST, aged 15-19, was living in Mellor with an elderly couple called CHADWICK, and near to Sarah COUP and Thomas COWELL who James was boarding with in Blackburn 10 years later.

A fuller analysis is given in James' father's record, but in summary, it looks like Ellen and Ann were sisters with James their half-brother.

Occupation

He worked in the cotton industry initially as a piecer in 1851 and then a spinner at the time of his son Firth's christening. A piecer was employed to piece together any threads which broke and was usually a child or woman. He was described as a cotton spinner on his death certificate and "piecer (deceased)" on his son William's wedding certificate in 1890.

Marriage

James married Elizabeth ARCHIBALD on 13 April 1854 and had seven children between 1854 and 1873. In 1861 he was lodging in a beer shop on Grimshaw Park, but in 1871 he was back with his pregnant wife Elizabeth and his five children.

By 1881 he was out of the house again living as a boarder in a beershop at 42/44 Highfield Road. Meanwhile his wife Elizabeth was living 600 yds away at 22 Crossfield Street with his four youngest children. Tellingly he is listed as a widower and she as a widow suggesting that the breakup was irreconcilable.

Death

James died of bronchitis in the Blackburn Infirmary on 5 Dec 1889. His age was given as 54 suggesting a birth date of 6 Dec 1834 - 5 Dec 1835. At the time of his death he was living at 42 Primrose Hill with his son John's family, so he was on reasonable terms with at least some of his family. His son was still at 42 Primrose Hill at the time of the 1891 census.

There is a fairly good chance that a life working in cotton mills contributed to his bronchitis and lead to his early death.

Timeline
Personal Family World
Date
Age*
Event
Place
Apr 1833
0
Birth 
2
Mellor, Lancashire
23 Jul 1838
5
Death of mother Nancy ELLISON 
3
Old Dads, Mellor, Lancashire
7 Jun 1841
9
query Caution: Recorded age does not match calculated age (8).
Census 
4
Wagtail, Duke's Brow, Blackburn, , Lancashire, England
7 Jun 1841
8
Occupation: Cotton weaver 
5
Blackburn, Lancashire
21 Oct 1844
11
Death of father William FORREST 
 

It is not clear that this death certificate relates to this William FORREST.

 
6
Blackburn, Lancashire
25 Dec 1849
16
Marriage of half sister Ann FORREST and Thomas NIGHTINGALE 
St Mary the Virgin, Blackburn, Lancashire, England
30 Mar 1851
18
query Caution: Recorded age does not match calculated age (17).
Census 
8
20 Ainsworth Street, Blackburn, Lancashire
30 Mar 1851
17
Occupation: Cotton piecer 
9
Blackburn, Lancashire
1854
21
Occupation: Cotton piecer 
10
 
13 Apr 1854
21
Marriage to wife Caroline Elizabeth ARCHIBALD 
1112
Saint Mary, Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Q3 1854
21
Birth of son Firth FORREST 
1314
Blackburn, Lancashire
Q1 1857
23
Birth of daughter Margaret Archibald FORREST 
15
Blackburn, Lancashire
Oct 1857
24
Death of daughter Margaret Archibald FORREST 
High Street, Blackburn, Lancashire
Q4 1858
25
Birth of son James FORREST 
16
Blackburn, Lancashire
21 Jan 1860
26
Blackburn, Lancashire
bef 1861
28
Death of son James FORREST 
 
7 Apr 1861
25
query Caution: Recorded age does not match calculated age (28).
Census 
 

Boarding with beer seller.

 
19
80 Grimshaw Park, Blackburn, Lancashire
7 Apr 1861
28
Occupation: Cotton spinner 
20
Blackburn, Lancashire
14 Aug 1863
30
Birth of son John FORREST 
2122
Blackburn, Lancashire
Q1 1865
31
Birth of daughter Nancy FORREST 
23
Blackburn, Lancashire
Sep 1867
34
Birth of daughter Harriet FORREST 
2425
Blackburn, Lancashire
Q3 1868
35
Death of daughter Harriet FORREST 
26
Blackburn, Lancashire
24 May 1869
36
Birth of son James FORREST 
2728
Blackburn, Lancashire
2 Apr 1871
38
Census 
29
16 Cross Field Street, Blackburn, Lancashire
2 May 1871
38
Birth of son William FORREST 
30
Blackburn, Lancashire
2 Jul 1871
38
Occupation: Cotton spinner 
31
Blackburn, Lancashire
24 Aug 1873
40
Birth of daughter Harriet FORREST 
32
Blackburn, Lancashire
15 May 1875
42
Marriage of son Firth FORREST and Letitia 'Lettice' WILKINSON 
Zion Primitive Methodist Chapel, Blackburn, Lancashire, England
3 Apr 1881
49
query Caution: Recorded age does not match calculated age (48).
Census 
 

Boarding with beer seller. Wife was alive and living at 22 Crossfield Street.

 
33
42 & 44 Highfield Road, Blackburn, Lancashire
3 Apr 1881
48
Occupation: Cotton spinner 
34
Blackburn, Lancashire
Q1 1886
52
Marriage of son John FORREST and Selina HIGGINSON 
35
Blackburn, Lancashire
Q2 1886
53
Blackburn, Lancashire
Q4 1887
54
Marriage of daughter Nancy FORREST and James BLACKBURN 
37
Blackburn, Lancashire
Q1 1888
54
Death of half sister Ann FORREST 
38
Blackburn R.D., Lancashire
5 Dec 1889
56
Residence 
39
112 Primrose Hill, Blackburn, Lancashire
5 Dec 1889
56
Occupation: Cotton spinner 
40
 
5 Dec 1889
54
query Caution: Recorded age does not match calculated age (56).
Death 
41
The Infirmary, Blackburn, Lancashire
1 Feb 1890
56
Marriage of son William FORREST and Rose Ann PARKES 
42
Christ Church, Blackburn, Lancashire
Q3 1890
57
Marriage of son James FORREST and Barbara HAWORTH 
43
Blackburn, Lancashire
19 Oct 1897
64
Marriage of daughter Harriet FORREST and Richard BLACKBURN 
44
St Paul's, Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Q1 1903
69
Blackburn, Lancashire
aft 1915
82
Death of son John FORREST 
46
 
Q3 1922
89
Death of son Robert Archibald FORREST 
Burnley, Lancashire
5 Oct 1930
97
Death of son William FORREST 
47
75 Rockcliffe Street, Blackburn, Lancashire
Q1 1931
97
Death of son Firth FORREST 
Blackburn, Lancashire
11 Oct 1944
111
Death of daughter Nancy FORREST 
48
Blackburn, Lancashire
Q1 1946
112
Death of son James FORREST 
49
Blackburn, Lancashire
22 Feb 1956
122
Death of daughter Harriet FORREST 
50
475 Revidge Road, Blackburn, Lancashire
Documented age, Calculated age, Estimated age
Citations
1 - UK 1851 Census - 30th March 1851

Sarah Cowell - Head - Widow - 55 - Cotton weaver - Lanc, Mellor

Isiah Cowell - G Son - Un - 20 - Labourer - Lanc, Mellor

Thomas Coup - Son-in-law - Mar - 25 - Cotton Weaver - Lanc, Mellor

Jane Coup - Wife - Mar - 25 - Cotton Weaver - Lanc, Mellor

James Forrest - Lodger - Un - 18 - Cotton piecer - Lanc, Mellor

Joseph Hallan - Lodger - Mar - 55 - Beadle man - Lanc, Chorley

Mary Hallan - Serv - Mar - 55 - Servant - Lanc, Chorley

2 - 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

3 - UK General Registry Office Death Certificate
Citation image

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

4 - UK 1841 Census - 7th June 1841

Note: Ages of adults were often rounded down to nearest 5 years. For example, a recorded age of 25 implies an age of between 25 and 29.

Parish or Township of Blackburn

Wagtail

William Forrest - 65 - Cotton weaver - Y

James Forrest - 35 - Cotton weaver - Y

Ann Forrest - 15 - Cotton weaver - Y

James Forrest - 9 - Cotton weaver - Y

5 - UK 1841 Census - 7th June 1841

Note: Ages of adults were often rounded down to nearest 5 years. For example, a recorded age of 25 implies an age of between 25 and 29.

Parish or Township of Blackburn

Wagtail

William Forrest - 65 - Cotton weaver - Y

James Forrest - 35 - Cotton weaver - Y

Ann Forrest - 15 - Cotton weaver - Y

James Forrest - 9 - Cotton weaver - Y

6 - UK General Registry Office Death Certificate
Citation image

Superintendent Registrar's District Blackburn

Registrar's District Towship of Blackburn

1845 DEATHS in the District of Blackburn 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

432

Twenty first of October 1844

Blackburn

William Forrest

Male

49 yrs

a Warper

Drowning

J Hargreaves

Coroner Blackburn

Ninth of May 1845

Joseph Fairbrother

Registrar

7 - St Mary the Virgin, Blackburn Parish Records
Citation image
8 - UK 1851 Census - 30th March 1851
Citation image

20 Ainsworth Street, Blackburn

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Sex

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

Sarah

Cowell

Head

Widow

Female

55

1796

Cotton weaver

Mellor, Lancashire, England

Isaiah

Cowell

Grand son

Unmarried

Male

20

1831

Labourer

Mellor, Lancashire, England

Thomas

Coup

Son in law

Married

Male

25

1826

Cotton weaver

Mellor, Lancashire, England

Jane

Coup

Wife

Married

Female

25

1826

Cotton weaver

Mellor, Lancashire, England

James

Forrest

Lodger

Unmarried

Male

18

1833

Cotton peicer

Mellor, Lancashire, England

Joseph

Hallan

Lodger

Married

Male

55

1796

Boat man

Chorley, Lancashire, England

Mary

Hallan

Servant

Married

Female

55

1796

Servant

Chorley, Lancashire, England

9 - UK 1851 Census - 30th March 1851
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20 Ainsworth Street, Blackburn

First name(s)

Last name

Relationship

Marital status

Sex

Age

Birth year

Occupation

Birth place

Sarah

Cowell

Head

Widow

Female

55

1796

Cotton weaver

Mellor, Lancashire, England

Isaiah

Cowell

Grand son

Unmarried

Male

20

1831

Labourer

Mellor, Lancashire, England

Thomas

Coup

Son in law

Married

Male

25

1826

Cotton weaver

Mellor, Lancashire, England

Jane

Coup

Wife

Married

Female

25

1826

Cotton weaver

Mellor, Lancashire, England

James

Forrest

Lodger

Unmarried

Male

18

1833

Cotton peicer

Mellor, Lancashire, England

Joseph

Hallan

Lodger

Married

Male

55

1796

Boat man

Chorley, Lancashire, England

Mary

Hallan

Servant

Married

Female

55

1796

Servant

Chorley, Lancashire, England

10 - 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

11 - UK General Registry Office Marriage Certificate
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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

12 - St Mary the Virgin, Blackburn Parish Records
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13 - UK 1871 Census - 2nd April 1871

James FORREST, Head, Mar, 38, Spinner Cotton, Lancaster, Mellor

Elizabeth FORREST, Wife, Mar, 37, Housekeeper, Yorkshire, Ascrig

Firth FORREST, Son, Unm, 16, Spinner Cotton, Lancaster, Blackburn

Robt Archibald FORREST, Son, Unm, 13, Creeler in Cotton Factory, Lancaster, Blackburn

John FORREST, Son, Unm, 7, - , Lancaster, Blackburn

Nancy FORREST, Daur, Unm, 6, - , Lancaster, Blackburn

James FORREST, Son, - , 1, - , Lancaster, Blackburn

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

First name(s)

Frith

Last name

Forrest

Birth quarter

3

Birth year

1854

Mother's maiden name

-

District

Blackburn

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Page

286

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

First name(s)

Margaret Archibald

Last name

Forrest

Birth quarter

1

Birth year

1857

Mother's maiden name

Archibald

District

Blackburn

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Page

256

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

First name(s)

James

Last name

Forrest

Birth quarter

4

Birth year

1858

Mother's maiden name

Archibald

District

Blackburn

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Page

247

17 - Free BMD

Births

Mar 1860

FORREST Robert Archibald - Blackburn - 8e 279

18 - St Mary the Virgin, Blackburn Parish Records

Blackburn, St Mary the Virgin in 1860

Born: Jan 21st

Baptised: Feb 1st

Name: Robert Archibald

Parents James (Spinner) and Elizabeth Forrest

Abode: Harrison St

19 - UK 1861 Census - 7th April 1861
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William Rowcliffe - Head - Mar - 30 - Beer seller - Lancashire Blackburn

Margaret - Wife - Mar - 40 - - - Lancashire Blackburn

Elizabeth Whalley - Daur - Unm - 16 - Cotton weaver - Lancashire Blackburn

James Forrest - Boarder - Mar - 25 - Cotton spinner - Lancashire Mellor

Edward Norton - Boarder - Mar - 41 - Labourer - Shropshire

20 - UK 1861 Census - 7th April 1861
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William Rowcliffe - Head - Mar - 30 - Beer seller - Lancashire Blackburn

Margaret - Wife - Mar - 40 - - - Lancashire Blackburn

Elizabeth Whalley - Daur - Unm - 16 - Cotton weaver - Lancashire Blackburn

James Forrest - Boarder - Mar - 25 - Cotton spinner - Lancashire Mellor

Edward Norton - Boarder - Mar - 41 - Labourer - Shropshire

21 - UK 1871 Census - 2nd April 1871

James FORREST, Head, Mar, 38, Spinner Cotton, Lancaster, Mellor

Elizabeth FORREST, Wife, Mar, 37, Housekeeper, Yorkshire, Ascrig

Firth FORREST, Son, Unm, 16, Spinner Cotton, Lancaster, Blackburn

Robt Archibald FORREST, Son, Unm, 13, Creeler in Cotton Factory, Lancaster, Blackburn

John FORREST, Son, Unm, 7, - , Lancaster, Blackburn

Nancy FORREST, Daur, Unm, 6, - , Lancaster, Blackburn

James FORREST, Son, - , 1, - , Lancaster, Blackburn

22 - Blackburn, Christchurch Parish Records
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First name(s)

Selina

Last name

Higginson

Birth year

1863

Birth date

14 Aug 1863

Baptism year

1863

Baptism date

06 Sep 1863

Baptism place

Blackburn, Christ Church

Denomination

Church Of England

Diocese

Blackburn

Residence

Walpole ST

Father's first name(s)

Thomas

Father's occupation

Over Looker

Mother's first name(s)

Elizabeth

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Archive

Lancashire Record Office

Archive reference

PR 3074/1/1

Register type

Baptisms

Register year range

1859-1867

Page

101

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

First name(s)

Nancy

Last name

Forrest

Birth quarter

1

Birth year

1865

Mother's maiden name

-

District

Blackburn

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Page

327

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

First name(s)

Harriet

Last name

Forrest

Birth quarter

4

Birth year

1867

Mother's maiden name

Archibald

District

Blackburn

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Page

293

25 - Blackburn, Unknown church, Parish Records

First name(s)

Harriet

Last name

Forrest

Gender

Female

Birth year

1867

Birth place

Blackburn, Lancashire, England

Baptism year

1867

Baptism date

15 Sep 1867

Place

Blackburn

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Father's first name(s)

James

Father's last name

Forrest

Mother's first name(s)

Elizabeth

Mother's last name

-

26 - 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

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

First name(s)

James

Last name

Forrest

Birth quarter

2

Birth year

1869

Mother's maiden name

Archibald

District

Blackburn

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Page

381

28 - 1939 England and Wales Register - 29th September 1939
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3 Kemp Street, Blackburn, Blackburn C.B., Lancashire

First name(s)

Last name(s)

DOB

Sex

Occupation

Marital status

Schedule

Schedule Sub Number |

James

Forrest

24 May 1869

Male

Labourer Retired

Married

258

1

Barbara

Forrest

19 Nov 1869

Female

Retired Card Room Hand

Married

250

2

William A

Ferguson

30 May 1898

Male

Labourer In Card Room

Married

250

3

Isabella

Ferguson

03 Oct 1893

Female

Winder Unemployed Seeking Work

Married

250

4

Lily

Sunter (Ferguson)

08 Dec ?

Female

Doffer In Ring Room

Single

250

5

Margaret

Barigalupo (Ferguson)

17 Aug 1924

Female

Weaver Cotton Mill

Single

250

6

James

Ferguson

26 Mar 1931

Male

At School

Single

250

7

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.

Ref: RG101/4230J/018/1 Letter Code: NBOD

29 - UK 1871 Census - 2nd April 1871
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James FORREST, Head, Mar, 38, Spinner Cotton, Lancaster, Mellor

Elizabeth FORREST, Wife, Mar, 37, Housekeeper, Yorkshire, Ascrig

Firth FORREST, Son, Unm, 16, Spinner Cotton, Lancaster, Blackburn

Robt Archibald FORREST, Son, Unm, 13, Creeler in Cotton Factory, Lancaster, Blackburn

John FORREST, Son, Unm, 7, - , Lancaster, Blackburn

Nancy FORREST, Daur, Unm, 6, - , Lancaster, Blackburn

James FORREST, Son, - , 1, - , Lancaster, Blackburn

30 - UK General Registry Office Marriage Certificate
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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

31 - 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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32 - 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

33 - UK 1881 Census - 3rd April 1881
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Richard Sharples - Head - Mar - 36 - Beer Seller - Lancaster, Blackburn

Alice Sharples - Wife - Mar - 35 - - Lancaster, Blackburn

James Forrest Boarder - Widr - 49 - Cotton Spinner - Lancaster, Blackburn

James Almond - Boarder - Unm - 33 - G__ ___. Coal Hea___ - Lancaster, Blackburn

9 other boarders in coal related profession

34 - UK 1881 Census - 3rd April 1881

Richard Sharples - Head - Mar - 36 - Beer Seller - Lancaster, Blackburn

Alice Sharples - Wife - Mar - 35 - - Lancaster, Blackburn

James Forrest Boarder - Widr - 49 - Cotton Spinner - Lancaster, Blackburn

James Almond - Boarder - Unm - 33 - G__ ___. Coal Hea___ - Lancaster, Blackburn

9 other boarders in coal related profession

35 - 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

36 - 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

37 - Blackburn - Forrest marriage registration reference

Marriages Dec 1887

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BLACKBURN James Blackburn 8e 596

FORREST Nancy Blackburn 8e 596

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

NIGHTINGALE, MARY ANN 62 |

GRO Reference: 1888 M Quarter in BLACKBURN Volume 08E Page 299

39 - 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

40 - 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

41 - UK General Registry Office Death Certificate
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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

42 - UK General Registry Office Marriage Certificate
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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

43 - 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

44 - 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

45 - UK General Registry Office Death Certificate
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46 - Blackburn, Christchurch Parish Records
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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 - UK General Registry Office Death Certificate
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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

48 - 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

49 - 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

50 - 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.