lynne99 wrote:edit Not only can I not find a birth for Walter, but no marriage either. There are 4 children baptised in Melling with mother Jane , but no trace of a marriage
lynne99 wrote:I am posting this for a friend who has had difficulty registering. I know it's not Bootle , but fairly near.
"Hi there, my main search is for my Great Grandad - Walter Carr. Walter is aged 5 on the 1881 census and supposedly from Cartmel in Cumbria. However, he grows up in the area of Melling with a family called Manchester (Jane & Richard). 2 of their children, Joseph & Esther, are witnesses on his marriage certificate. Their children also marry in to the 'Ledson' and 'Weaver' families.
So, I am interested in finding anyone who may have heard of these families or know any of the history of Melling and its occupants from the 1880's onwards.
On the 1911 Census, Joseph Manchester (Walters 'adopted' brother) is with his family at Taylor's Cottages, Huytons Lane, Melling. Walter is next on the list on Huyton Lane which was next door but 1 to the Police Station.
The Ledson family are on Prescott Road, Melling which I think is linked to Cunscough Hall (I wonder if this Hall holds any records ?)
Walter's 'adopted' mother Jane (now Jane Andrews) is also on Prescott Road and has her own Grocer's shop !
And the Weaver family are not far away on Wyresdale Road, Aintree !
Can anyone offer me any help "
Maxie has also been to Cartmel and looked in the registers, Contacted the GRO and searched 2 years each side of 1886. All to no avail. She has found the Manchester's with walter in the next censuses and they say born Cartmel--
On walter's marriage cert he gives his father as John Carr but not sure why the would have sent him to the Manchesters?
Please can you brilliant people help her with this
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