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Richard Woods & Hannah Whalley + their son William Woods born 1888 in England Birth Certificate!

A relative of mine died last year, and from their house a birth certificate was found.

I was very excited as it was the first break through going back in my pedigree that I've found in ages, let alone a verified one by a birth certificate, and that I found by myself (vs copying off other people's family trees).

It's a pain that doing family ancestry research (I started in 2013), is often put behind a paywall. I can't afford the ancestry.com. 100USD per year is a lot. It's super annoying as I can't even view the records that I approved during the 1 week trail that I did in 2020. Nor can I contact people who have people I know on their tree. I'm sure family research would be dramatically expediated if it weren't for all the high costs involved in seeing some of the records. That said, I fully respect the right of the companies to charge as much as they want to access the records which they would have worked extremely hard to all get digitalized. There are middle ground ways around it, like posts like this, in which I can publish the information I know, and hopefully people via Google Search can find this post, and we can communicate via this.

The certificate is not the original. It is not online such as on Ancestry.


This is the information I know so far. I wrote the following in 2015.
(https://www.familytreecircles.com/william-woods-james-woods-evelyn-woods-richard-woods-of-new-zealand-england-62051.html)

Evelyn Woods (5 March 1911 in England and died in 24 May 2000 in New Zealand) was born to William Woods (Jan 1888 - 3 April 1970) & Harriet Bond (died 28 February 1947). The marriage certificate is on Ancestry.com, which states William's father as Richard (I found this over a year ago), William and Harriet are also listed in the 1911 England census (also on Ancestry.com).

The certificate filled in text says (to the best of my interpretation, see image attached):
Application Number "6246A" or "62U6A"
REGISTRATION DISTRICT: "Prescot"
"1888"
BIRTH in the Sub-district of "Rainford" in the "County of Lancaster"
No. "104"
When and where born
"Ninth
January
1888
Old Lane
Rainford
USD"
Name, if any "William
Sex "Boy"
Name, and surname of father
"Richard
Woods"
Name, surname, and maiden surname of mother
"Hannah
Woods
formerly
Whalley"
Occupation of father
"Coal
Miner"
Signature, description and residence of informant
"Rd Woods
Father
Old Lane
Rainford
When registered
"Twenty
Fourth
January
1888"
Signature of registrar
"John
Fairclough
Register"
Name entered after registration "-"
Given at the GENERAL REGISTER OFFICE, LONDON, under the Seal of the Office the, "17th" day of "August" 19"83."

Very helpful. So William Woods's parents are "Richard Woods" and "Hannah Whalley". The area of Rainford was part of their story, William born 1888. And Richard was a coal miner.



Here is an extract off ancestry.com of when I search for Hannah Whalley (but are unable to click on them, and unsure if it is the same Hannah I'm looking for)

"Hannah WHALLEY found in 12 trees
Hannah WHALLEY from tree spence Family Tree
Record information.
Birth 12 Feb 1857 Rainford, Lancashire, England
No publicly available family members
5704 People12 Records12 Sources
Contact Tree Owner
Hannah Whalley from tree Goodman and Chesney trees
Record information.
Birth 2 Dec 1857 Rainford, Lancashire, England
No publicly available family members
10176 People1 Record1 Source
Contact Tree Owner
Hannah WHALLEY from tree Seddon Family Tree-1
Record information.
Birth date date 1857 city, Lancashire, England
Record information.
Father given name surname (1828-year)
Record information.
Mother given name surname (1832-year)
39529 People1 Record1 Source
Hannah Whalley from tree Lyonclan
Record information.
Birth date date 1857 city, Lancashire, England
Record information.
Father given name surname (1828-year)
Record information.
Mother given name surname (1832-year)
2411 People0 Records0 Sources
Hannah Whalley from tree Scott (Sooty) Glover Family Tree
Record information.
Birth date date 1857 city, Lancashire, England
Residence year city, Lancashire, England
Record information.
Father given name surname (1828-year)
Record information.
Mother given name surname (Born 1833)
3368 People4 Records4 Sources
Hannah Whalley from tree Lyonclan
Record information.
Birth date date 1857 city, Lancashire, England
Record information.
Father given name surname (1828-year)
Record information.
Mother given name surname (1832-year)
1552 People0 Records0 Sources
Hannah Whalley from tree Falkous Family Tree
Record information.
Birth date date 1857 city, Lancashire, England
Record information.
Father given name surname
Record information.
Mother given name surname (Born 1832)
6308 People0 Records0 Sources
Hannah Whalley from tree PaulPennington Family Tree
Record information.
Birth date date 1857 Lancashire, England
Record information.
Father given name surname (1828-year)
Record information.
Mother given name surname (Born 1832)
2617 People0 Records0 Sources
Hannah Whalley from tree DNA Overview
Record information.
Birth 2 Dec 1857 Prescot, Lancashire, England
No publicly available family members
2813 People0 Records1 Source
Contact Tree Owner
Hannah WHALLEY from tree Smith 080416
Record information.
Birth 2 Dec 1856 Rainford, Lancashire, England
No publicly available family members
9013 People0 Records0 Sources
Contact Tree Owner"

I hope this information is of some use. Please do contact me (you can reply to this post), if you have any information on Richard Woods, Hannah Whalley, William Woods or anyone else mention in this article or related to them.

I am posting this as at 24 Feb 2021.

Thanks.

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