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 Post subject: Robert Hirst family
PostPosted: Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:27 pm 

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I have hit a brick wall and am hoping for some assistance :)
I ordered the marriage certificate of my earliest ancestor, Robert Hirst. Unfortunatyely it has very little information on it and only one parent name, John Hirst, labourer.

Robert Hirst was born about 1820-1825 to Hannah Harker who only seems to have a mother, no father (Ann Harker) and Hannah was born April 6 1823.
They married Mar 20 1843 in Burnley. On that certificate it states Hannah was of full age and Robert a minor. That would make Hannah 20 and Robert about 21 so not a minor, possible that was a mix up?

Later censuses tell me that Robert was born in Briercliffe.

in 1861 census he was age 39 born Briercliffe
in 1851 age 30 born Burnley
1871 he was 49 and born Bristol Gloucestershire!
1881 he was 60 and born Burnley

These are all definitely the same person.
Addresses I have are:
1843 Brunshaw Bottom,
1844 Grinder, Brunshaw
1846 Occupation: Overlooker, brunshaw bottom
1853 Lower Brunshaw, firebeater
1851 11? Brunshaw
1861 stoker 22 Brunshaw? rd
18 Walker Street, Blackburn in 1871
1881 17 Park Place Lancashire
1892 Anne St

So basically what I am looking for is Roberts birth, his parents, siblings etc.

I have tried to find Robert in the 1841 census to help me narrow that down and found this one:

John Hirst M 30-34 Lancashire
Mary Hirst F 40-44 Lancashire
Mary Hirst F 9 Lancashire
James Hirst M 4 Lancashire
William Henry Hirst M 2 Lancashire
Robert Hirst M 15-19 Lancashire

The ages seem very strange though, Is John a brother? Or a 15 yr old father? Or something else?
Event Type: Census
Event Date: 1841
Event Place: Whalley, Lancashire, England
Residence Note: Chapel, Lower
Gender: Male
Age: 15-19
Age (Original): 15
Occupation: Null
Relationship to Head of Household:
Birth Date:
Birth Year (Estimated): 1822-1826
Birthplace: Lancashire

I have this as a possible birth
Robert HIRST
Born 10 June 1820
John & Mary
Catlow Bottoms Great Marsden Haggate Baptist Chapel
This as a possible

Now this John and Ann had several more children so I am hoping someone is connected to this family and can either confirm or rule out this possibility.
Any help greatly appreciated!!

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