Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Betty Whitehead (1797-1879)

On 1 Feb 2009, at 19:27, Keith Whitehead (keith_whitehead@blueyonder.co.uk) wrote:

Hi Barbara
A Google search lead me to your blog...We may be very distantly related !! I have an ancestor, Richard Whitehead who may have been the brother of your GGGG? - Godknowshowmanytimes-grand mother!! Your Betty Whitehead was married in 1819. One year prior to this, a Betty Whitehead had a child. Is this the same Betty?? i.e. your Betty?
Keith Whitehead

On 3 Feb 2009, at 10:57, barbara ainscough wrote:
Hi Keith
great to hear from you....it certainly looks as though this could be possiblejust not sure about the child thing before wedlock, I have no record of that with Betty.

Thomas Ainscough married Betty Whitehead 17th May 1819

Thomas Ainscough married Elizabeth (Betty) Whitehead (1797-1879)from Downholland, Lancs. on 17th May 1819; records can be found at Croston, Lancs.
Thomas and Betty had 5 children.
Their 2nd eldest son, Hugh 1822-1882 was my GGG grandfather- see blog 15th September 2006.
Betty died 10th April 1879 and Thomas died 31st December 1861, both can be found on the same gravestone in St Peter and St Paul RC Cemetery, Mawdesley - see the blog link above.
I am really interested in finding out more about Bettys parents (my 4 x grandmother) .....I wasnt aware that she had a child before getting married though?? Do you have any more detail? My records show Betty's first child was John b.1820 - this is after their marriage in 1819 unless my info is wrong??
Looking forward to hearing from you.

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