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Old 18-03-11, 20:36
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Default James Arnold

Name - "official" name and what they were known as
James Arnold

Date and place of birth
abt 1814, somewhere in Ireland

Names of parents
not known

Date and place of baptism - if applicable
don't know where to even start

Details of each of his or her marriages - if any
possibly Jun Q 1849, Manchester Register Office (or Registrar attended) to Mary Fitzpatrick - well I know from his daughters birth cert.that his wife was Mary Fitzpatrick, but don't know if this is the right marriage

Occupation(s) - if any
fustian cutter

Addresses where they lived (including county if in UK) - and please list which censuses you have or haven't found him/her on (if s/he lived in census times!).

1851 -61 Hanover St Manchester

Date, place and cause of death
By age and place, I think it must be the one in Mar Q 1855 in Ancoats (freebmd/lancs bmd)

Date and place of burial.
There's no matching burial on the Manchester burials website

Details of will / administration of their estate - if applicable
Memorial inscription - if any
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Old 21-03-11, 09:26
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I would think the best thing to do is to order that marriage certificate and see what his occupation is so you know whether it's the right one or not.
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Old 23-05-18, 22:30
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I am finally going back over my posts and chasing up things I don't know. So now, I have a copy of James Arnold and Mary Fitzpatrick[s marriage certificate.

A few small surprises, aside from their fathers names!

21 June 1849 at the Registry Office

James Arnold, 34years, widower, fustian cutter of 61 Hanover St, Manchester, father Richard Arnold, labourer.

Mary Fitzpatrick, 21 years, spinster, of 29 Back Hanover St, Manchester, father James Fitzpatrick, fustian cutter.

A big age gap, perhaps explained by the fact that James was a widower.

From her father's occupation, I could think that he also came from Ireland to Manchester (would they have had many fustian cutters in Ireland ?)

So the son James Arnold who is with them in 1851 (age 5 in 1851) is not Mary's child, but I don't know who his mother is, or if he was really born in Manchester.


One small step, at a time.

Still no idea what part of Ireland they might be from, or where to start. I guess first stop will be Griffiths Valuations and then familysearch.
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