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Looking for RIGBY of Lancashire, England.

Query by travelnut

My grandfather was Walter RIGBY, born 1903-05 in Hindley, Lancs, he emigrated to NZ and married Myrtle Beatrice Belle McDONALD in NZ.
His father was Walter RIGBY and his mother was Ann (nee ASPINALL).
I have extra imformation.

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by asheppard on 2015-05-03 00:27:23

Is this your Walter

England Baptisms
Name: Walter Rigby
Gender: Male
Birth Date: 5 May 1905
Baptism Date: 11 Jun 1905
Baptism Place: Daisy Hill, Lancaster, England
Father: Walter Rigby
Mother: Ann Aspinall Rigby
FHL Film Number: 1966746


Births Jun 1905
Rigby Walter Wigan 8c 111

Parents Marriage

Marriages Dec 1903
ASPINALL Ann Wigan 8c 43
Rigby Walter Wigan 8c 43

by travelnut on 2015-05-03 21:01:30

It absolutely appears to be except that I have the marriage of Walter and
Ann as being 21 November 1903. Every other detail matches my information. So I guess it's a big yes!!

by asheppard on 2015-05-05 01:18:21

Births and Marriages are sometimes recorded later than the actual date, end of November recorded in December, end December recorded January next year.

The copy of the marriage will give you all the details, the actual date, names, ages, occupations and also fathers details.

a copy of the Birth Certificate for Walter born 5 May 1905 according to his baptism, will confirm his parents.

by asheppard on 2015-05-05 01:44:40

Possible 1911 census

Name: Walter Rigby
Age in 1911: 32
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1879
Relation to Head: Son-in-law (Son)
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Hindley, Lancashire, England
Civil Parish: Westhoughton
County/Island: Lancashire
Country: England
Street address: 338 Hindley Rd Westhoughton
Marital Status: Married
Occupation: Coalminers Labourer
Registration district: Bolton
Household Members:
Name Age
John Lyon 77,Head, widower, Retired coalminer
Walter Rigby 32, son in law,
Ann Rigby 28, daughter,*
Alfred Rigby 20, grandson,**
Walter Rigby 5, grandson,

Ann* married 7yrs 2 children both alive

**Alfred's age 2, it has been overwritten, and there is a loop "o" on the 2 which looks like "2o", transcribed as 20 rather than 2.

by travelnut on 2015-05-09 17:02:01

Thanks so much for the information. My apologies for taking so long to get back to you, having some time-consuming issues, will reply properly as soon as possible, thanks very much again.

by wizard28 on 2015-05-10 04:42:23

This looks like Walter's christening. If it is the correct Walter it would suggest one of 2 things. Ann had been previously married ( maiden name ASPINALL) 1911 as head of house John Lyon
who is Walter's father-in -law or Ann's mother had been previously married or single when she had Ann

England Births and Christenings
Name: Walter Rigby
Gender: Male
Christening Date: 11 Jun 1905
Christening Place: Daisy Hill, Lancaster, England
Birth Date: 05 May 1905
Father's Name: Walter Rigby
Mother's Name: Ann Aspinall Rigby
Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C03117-7 , System Origin: England-EASy , GS Film number: 1966746

by asheppard on 2015-05-10 20:57:41

There is a possibility that John Lyon is her Grandfather not her Father.

1861 Census of John & Ann Lyon
Name: John Lyon
Age: 27
Estimated Birth Year: 1834
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Ann Lyon
Gender: Male
Where born: Westhoughton, Lancashire, England
Civil Parish: Westhoughton
Ecclesiastical parish: St Bartholomew
County/Island: Lancashire
Household Members:
Name Age
John Lyon 27
Ann Lyon 27
Samuel Lyon 7
Ellen Lyon 5
Alice Lyon 3

Alice is with John & Ann in 1871 Census

there is no census that I can find with daughter Ann, possible that Alice married Aspinall before 1881 Census.

there is a marriage in 1876 Bolton for a Thomas Aspinall and an Alice Lyon but unsure if married each other.


Marriages Dec 1876
Aspinall Thomas Bolton 8c 473
Heywood John Bolton 8c 473
Huartson Jane Bolton 8c 473
Lyon Alice Bolton 8c 473

1891 Census for Thonas & Alice Aspinall with daughter Ann b 1883

Name: Ann Aspinall
Age: 8
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1883
Relation: Daughter (Child)
Father's name: Thomas Aspinall
Mother's name: Alice Aspinall
Gender: Female
Where born: Westhoughton, Lancashire, England
Civil Parish: Hindley
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Aspinall 37
Alice Aspinall 32
William Aspinall 13
Ann Aspinall 8**
Frances Ellen Aspinall 5

All born Westhoughton

1901 Census
Name: Thomas Aspinall
Age: 45
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1856
Relation to Head: Head
Gender: Male
Birth Place: Darsy Hill, Lancashire, England
Civil Parish: Hindley
Ecclesiastical parish: All Saints
Town: Hindley
County/Island: Lancashire
Household Members:
Name Age
Thomas Aspinall 45, head, married

also listed they are listed as separate Census entries

Ann Aspinall 18 b Daisy Hill
Frances Aspinall 15 b Daisy Hill

couldn't find Alice on 1901 Census

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